Urban Mermaid Designs

Sunday, 30 November 2008

TAGGER CHRISTMAS BLOG TRAIN

Toot toot! A Tagger Christmas Blog Train is driving into town on December 1st and it's full of gorgeous goodies for you to play with!
Here are a list of the designers who are generously offering Freebies on their blogs, all with a matching color scheme and all about Christmas:
http://lafleurstuffs.blogspot.com/
http://crystalbellemomof4.blogspot.com/
http://scrappingbits.blogspot.com/
http://designsbybittersweet.blogspot.com/
http://blackcatscraps.blogspot.com/
http://captivatedvisions.blogspot.com/
http://created-by-jill.blogspot.com/
http://designsbyali.blogspot.com/
http://designsbyhelly.blogspot.com/
http://www.pimpmytags.blogspot.com/
http://girlfrienddesignz.blogspot.com/
http://honoredscraps.blogspot.com/
http://gothicinspirations.blogspot.com/
http://jiccreations.blogspot.com/
http://www.julies-jems.blogspot.com/
http://normsbaby.blogspot.com/
http://harryandtatesmum.blogspot.com/
http://laneysscrappymoments.blogspot.com/
http://cre8ivecreations.blogspot.com/
http://missladyhawke.blogspot.com/
http://mzmouseys-creations.blogspot.com/
http://www.purpledragonflycreations.blogspot.com/
http://bitsnpiecesofqbd.blogspot.com/
http://rachelsexpressionz.blogspot.com/
http://rockinsruckus.blogspot.com/
http://snmcreationz.blogspot.com/
http://www.sametradesigns.blogspot.com/
http://sgrowedesigns.blogspot.com/
http://www.scrappydeesignz.com/
http://scrappy-lover.blogspot.com/
http://scrapsbyjessica.blogspot.com/
http://serenitysheri.blogspot.com/
http://www.southernscrapz.blogspot.com/
http://tantrumscraps.blogspot.com/
http://tcssweets.blogspot.com/
http://twinkydezines.blogspot.com/
http://twistedangelsscrapkits.blogspot.com/
>>>You are HERE http://urbanmermaiddesigns.blogspot.com/
http://www.vmooredesigns.blogspot.com/
http://whisprddreamz.blogspot.com/
http://wenchdesigns.blogspot.com/
http://www.sweetiepeascraps.blogspot.com/
http://sugarkissedscraps.blogspot.com/
http://shilohshepherdbreed.blogspot.com/

My part is a second add-on minikit for my new Krafty Christmas kit Tagger Size.


Here's your FREEBIE mini-kit preview:

Download Tagger FREEBIE HERE

Saturday, 29 November 2008

NEW FAIRY DREAMS IN THE MOONLIGHT TAG TUTORIAL


Mama Berd has created another marvelous tag tutorial, this time she used one of my most popular kits Fairy Dreams in the Moonlight.
If you would like to try the tutorial you will need the fairy tube by Jessica Galbreth (available HERE) or an image of your choice. You will also need a Fairy Dreams in the Moonlight Tagger Size kit available HERE. This kit is 30% OFF this weekend only!

You can follow Mama Berd's MOONLIT DREAMS tutorial HERE.

Friday, 28 November 2008

KRAFTY CHRISTMAS FREEBIE QP


Jessica is one of my talented Creative Team members and she has kindly made a Quickpage with my new Krafty Christmas Kit to share with you. Here's a beautiful layout she made with it:
Here's a preview of the Quickpage FREEBIE
You can download the FREEBIE from HERE

Thursday, 27 November 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Happy Thanksgiving to all my American Friends!
To mark the occasion I created this little Snag with the wonderful artwork of Rion Jordon AKA PinupToons and my Fairy Dreams in the Woods and Fairy Dreams in the Fall kits. The pumpkin is by Malily.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

AMY BROWN TAGS

Some of my designer friends also guest CT for me, for example the talented Lisa of Sassy Scraps Designs who made me this beautiful Tag with an exclusive Amy Brown Christmas tube and my Krafty Christmas kit.
So this weekend I decided to return the favor and do some guest CT-ing for Sassy Scraps Designs. I chose 2 of her latest Winter kits, Snow Angels and Snowflake Sweeties which are both super cute and are on sale now! As she's an Amy Brown fan I used fairies from Amy Brown Pack D available HERE


Here are the tags I have made with the other fairies from this pack. This is a great pack if you wanted to make tags with my Fairy Dreams in the Moonlight kit as the colours match perfectly.




...and this book fairy from the pack works great with my Fairy Dreams in the Fall and Add-on kits:

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

SCRAP YOUR LIFE MAGAZINE 5


Are you in need some inspiration to finish your Halloween scrapbook pages before Christmas is upon us?
Well, the November issue of Scrap your Life e-magazine could be just what you're looking for. It was created for digital scrapbookers and contains new kit info, layout ideas and freebies, all with direct links to the designer's kits. I'm delighted to tell you that my cartoon-inspired range Doodle Daze Halloween is being showcased in this month's issue #5. In this issue you'll find some wonderful Halloween kits and spooky Layouts...so much inspiration in one place! This magazine is downloadable and costs $1.99
Go HERE for more details!
Here's a preview of my double page spread:
You can buy my Doodle Daze Halloween Kit HERE . There are also Add-on Stickers HERE. Wings Elements pack HERE and Word Art pack HERE
Check out the SLIDE SHOW on the right to see some great layouts made using this kit.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

KRAFTY CHRISTMAS TAG TUTORIAL

Check out this fantastic festive Tag that Mama Berd has sent me!

If you would you like to learn how to make one like it then great news...she has written a Paintshop tutorial explaining how she did it!
She used a tube called "Bergamotte" by Z'ephir D'Elph, which you can buy HERE or you can use your own artwork, tube or photo.
You will also need a Krafty Christmas Tagger Size Kit available HERE
If you would like to have a go at making this terrific Tag, you will find the tutorial HERE
Happy crafting!

Friday, 21 November 2008

KRAFTY CHRISTMAS KIT

My latest kit has arrived...KRAFTY CHRISTMAS!
Have yourself a crafty little Christmas with this hand-craft inspired kit! This beautiful kit will add that hand-finished, artistic flair to all your layouts, tags, Christmas cards and hybrid projects. It's as full as Santa's sleigh with toys and goodies for you to play with this holiday season!


Papers (click on preview for larger view):

Contents: 10 PAPERS, 4 BRUSHES/STAMPS (PNG & ABR files): 1 Musical Star Trio, 1 Flourish Holly Leaf, 1 Dove, 1 Ho Ho Ho Stamp. 30 ELEMENTS: 3 Frames, 3 Word Art, 3 Journaling Notes, 3 Wooden Christmas Decorations, 2 Leaves, 1 Holly, 1 Button Bow, 1 Tin Dove, 1 Paper Gift, 1 Poinsettia Corsage, 1 Satin Bow, 1 Reindeer Toy, 1 String, 1 Stitched Swirl, 1 Knitted Doll, 1 Ice-skate Stocking, 1 Wooden Horse, 1 Fairy, 1 Santa Decoration, 1 Felt Tree, 1 Stitched Musical Note.
This kit is available in Full Size for printed Layouts HERE or in Tagger Size for Web Layouts and Tags HERE

Check out these wonderfully crafty Layouts and Tags that my Creative Team have made with the kit:


Thursday, 20 November 2008

MAXINE GADD

I have just discovered the wonderful artwork of Maxine Gadd and thought I'd share one of her illustrations with you. She is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Australia who creates stunning fantasy characters using Photoshop.
I had been looking everywhere for some web-friendly Marie Antoinette artwork to use with my Pretty Princess Marie Kit and was delighted when I found this beautiful Cinderella tube by Maxine.
You can find the image I used in this piece HERE. Everything else is from my Pretty Princess Marie Kit. The silhoutte in the background is a stamp that comes with the kit that you can use as a brush, clipping mask or simply recolor the png to match your artwork. The glitter wings and tiara are flourishes that come with the kit and are not part of the tube.
Pretty Princess Marie comes in Full and Tagger Size and is available HERE
To find out more about Maxine Gadd's wonderful work, you can visit her website: http://www.fataraworld.com/

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

SNEAKY PEAK OF NEW CHRISTMAS KIT


Hello Everyone! Christmas has come early! I'm just putting the finishing touches to my latest kit "Krafty Christmas" so I thought I'd give you a sneak peak. The kit was inspired by kraft (parcel) paper and by hand-made Christmas tree decorations.
It has 10 papers, 30 elements and 4 brushes (png & abr) and it will be available in Tagger & Full Sizes.
Here is one of the papers with a wordart, frame and reindeer element:


Here's another of the papers with a heart frame, knitted doll element and Ho Ho Ho stamp brush:

Come back on Friday for the official launch of the kit & an exclusive Blog FREEBIE!





Monday, 10 November 2008

REMEMBRANCE DAY SALE & FREEBIE

Tomorrow is the 11th day of the 11th month and is called Poppy Day or Remembrance Day in England. On this day we wear poppies and have a 2 minute silence at 11am to remember all those who sacrificed their lives for us during the wars. This marks the signing of the Armistice on November 11th 1918 to signal the end of World War One.
To mark this occasion I have designed a Poppy Day Mini Kit for you with 11 parts and my whole store will be 11% off tomorrow only. Click HERE for the sale!
Here's a preview of the Freebie kit which has 4 papers, 2 flowers, 1 key, 1 journalling tag, 1 wax seal, 1 bird and 1 button:

You can download the FREEBIE HERE