Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ostara Odyssey

One of many kits in her Wheel of the Year Series, ancient pagan and modern christian traditions are beautifully interwoven in this ode to spring. Ostara was the ancient holiday that celebrated the eternal cycle of rebirth and renewal, and the colors and textures of this kit reflect the freshness of the season whichever way you celebrate it. You'll notice that this kit can also be used for Easter but it's so versatile that you could also use it for a unisex baby layouts.

16 papers and 41 elements all at 300dpi. Shadows for display purposes only.

Ostara Odyssey by Nutkin Tailz Designs is available now at Nuts4Digi

the delightful Mz Chloe and her first easter

Mz Chloe meets the Easter Bunny

a lesson nature to be learnt from nature

and saving the best for last ... my sister's first grandchild
Carter James and his mother Stacey

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Nutkin Tailz Designs now at NUTS4DIGI

Exciting NEWS!!!

Nutkintailz Designs can now be purchased at Nuts4Digi

There are 3 kits instore right now but here's Sand n Sea, inspired by our holiday last November when we spent a week taking photos so Lesley could design a kit for our holiday snaps!

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A beautiful kit inspired by a holiday to Shoal Bay in NSW with my good friend and designer Lesley at Nutkintailz Designs. All the pictures for the backgrounds and the elements in this kit were taken in the local area of Pt Stephens NSW. A kit perfect for your holiday snaps or could be used for any number of layouts. Over 20 papers and 40 elements all at 300dpi. Shadows for preview purposes only.

And to celebrate I've got a wordart using the gorgeous starfish from her new kit Sand n Sea you can pick up here for one week only, after which it will be !

After you pick up your wordart be sure to pop along to the store to check out Nutkin Tailz Designs

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sometimes life has a way of getting in the way of what we really want to be doing, and thats certainly been the case for the first quarter of this year! By christmas I was in so exhuasted from the chronic pain I'd been experiencing from what was put down my "arthritis" I was ready to cut off my arms and legs just to get relief. But rather than do this I went back to my old doctor for a second opinion and this lead to 2 months of exhaustive investigations which finally resulted in a diagnosis of FMS, for which there is no cure, just a long haul of treatment protocols ahead. After almost a month now on immunosuppressants I can say the pain is being managed reasonably well and I've regained the energy I was so lacking for so long. Life is indeed good again and its been reflected in a renewed motivation for scrapbooking. Lesley from Nutkintailz Designs also has been on sabbatical while she sorted out issues in her life but is back designing so you will be seeing a lot of kits here again. But for now here's a couple a layouts inspired by the journey ahead, and to serve as reminders when my spirits flag.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Digital Craft Cottage

It's with a heavy heart that I'm removing all links to Digital Craft Cottage from my blog and I ask that anyone who wishes to purchase any of the kits designed by Nutkintailz Designs go directly to her blog rather than the Digital Craft Cottage.

Lesley (Nutkikintailz Designs) put all her gorgeously unique work and her faith and trust in the DCC shoppe and its owner, only to have to fight to get payment for her sales. However since October of last year the owner, Lisa has refused to reply to any emails, site messages, etc, and I've now been made aware that this has also been done to other designers in the shoppe.

The scrapbooking community is largely an honorable and harmonious one but it's situations like this that leave a sour taste in the mouth. I hope this is resolved soon but in the meantime I ask again that if you wish to purchase the kits I use please go directly to Nutkintailz Designs. and deal directly with Lesley.