Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Going digi?????

One of Shimelle's prompts was all about using digital elements on your projects.......now digital scrapbooking is beyond me......much as I admire others' digital pages........and I love playing with paper too much.......but printing and using digi stuff is something I do......especially in cardmaking.
I have an enormous file on the computer full of digi downloads....a few of them have been purchased.....but mainly they're freebies......and there's some great free stuff out there....including some wonderful kits which are meant for digital scrapbooking.......though for me they're meant for printing out and making cards with!!!!
What I really love about them is that........unlike 'real' supplies.......they can be resized......and printed on a variety of paper or card.......so can be modified for any sized/type of project.
This was one of the first digi cards I made.....everything except the Tilda was from a seaside kit [sorry I can't remember where it came from].....and I hope my colouring's improved a bit since then!!!
This one has just been made.......and apart from the LOTV image.....everything is from a  free winter kit from Summertime Designs.......who's blog is full of wonderful free kits. She has a 'fall' one at the moment.
If you haven't used digi elements yet.......take a look out there......you'll find some that are just perfect for you.

21 comments:

Cheri said...

I've always known I could use my digi kits as printable elements, but I really haven't tried it! Maybe I need to expand my use of digi!

Angelfish said...

I love that Christmas card Jacky. You have such a knack for layering.
Fiona x

Kathyk said...

Two fab projects from you and, as Angelfish says, you have certainly got the knack of this layering lark!!!

Happy Tuesday matey

Kathyk

Sian said...

You can really do this Jacky! I have been tempted many many times - my sticking point is getting the card to go through the printer!

pinky said...

Two gorgeous cards, you can't beat digi papers besides the ink it takes on some of the deeper colours lol.

Denise said...

Lovely stuff Jacky- I'm never sure about getting the images the right size and printing etc - I should give it a go really as yours are beautiful.

Alison said...

I've never tried digi kits ...maybe it's time to! Love both cards
Alison xx

Rhona said...

I've thought of printing the digi papers but haven't quite got there yet. After seeing your cards though I think I should give it a try. Do you just print on plain white card? xx

Emily said...

These are wonderful!! I've only printed on PP with digital stamps... I've never tried printing the elements in color... I love how it looks!!! Fabulous!!

scrappyjacky said...

Rhona....this one was printed on white card....but if I want a more vintagey feel then I print on 'off white' or cream. Occasionally I print things on coloured card or decorative papers.

alexa said...

So lovely - and your digi adventures are really paying off!

Ginger said...

I agree with you Jacky, I love that you can resize elements, this is something i do. Last Year all of the papers and most of the little elements for my JYC album was printed from a digi kit! love your cards Jacky and your colouring is perfect :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love that second card! I'm going to use the digi prompt to get some clipart for my next batch of element ATC's. Thanks for reminding me!
Rinda

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Your cards are fabulous Jacky...and amazing that so much is put together from free kits...I am so impressed!
Susan x

Cheryl said...

What lovely cards and a great use of the digi kits x

Karen said...

That second card is gorgeous! Those papers are just beautiful. I have too much digi stuff and hardly use any of it except photo templates. I should sort through it all and start using it more effectively.

Dora said...

These are beautiful Jacki, so colourful. Love the images, both so cute xxx

Stephanie said...

They really are fantastic Jacky - I'm not brave enough to enter the digi-world but I can see the many benefits it offers....maybe one day - in the meantime, keep inspiring me :) xxx

Melissa said...

I agree Jacky, I can't give up paper & adhesive! I've collected some nice free digi supplies, too, and enjoy using them occasionally. I have started creating a layout every now & then digitally, but I'm hoping today to spend some good quality time at my craft table with a trimmer & some pretty paper. Lovely cards!

humel said...

Love what you've done here - I often feel that when I try to use digital elements, even printed, it doesn't fit my usual 'style'; your style just shines through though :)

Having caught up on your recent posts I'm pleased that your computer troubles are now solved, and it's been lovely to watch your album grown through Shimelle's class! Hasn't it been inspiring? :)

Sugar Lump Studios said...

these are soooo darling! I especially love the Christmas card! You always have the cutest stamps that you work into gorgeous cards!