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Sunday, December 31, 2017

CT TAGS ~ New Year Wishes




It's December 31 again and time for those New Year's tags. Chili's gorgeous kit "New Year Wishes" comes in a traditional palette of onyx, old gold and champagne with accents of white, glass green and gold-cream; it's perfect for ringing out the old year tagging style. You can grab this gorgeous kit here!

Below are example tags showing use of the kit.






Saturday, December 23, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Holiday Goodies




For a sweet and fun holiday kit, you'll want "Holiday Goodies" by Chili Designz.  This kit comes in a delightful palette of fir, candy cane, snow and gingerbread, with accents of cream, darker green, golden browns and silver. It's a perfect fit for any and all Christmas tubes or even with your favorite holiday photos! You can grab this gorgeous kit here!

Below are example tags showing use of the kit.








Thursday, December 21, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Ginger



If you're looking for a different kind of Santa tube, "Ginger" by NataliaNZ is a great tube for your Christmas collection.  Dressed in her Santa-suit style minidress, she looks ready to harness the reindeer and get ready for a night of delivering gifts.

All of Natalia's tubes come in a nice large size for use in full body size or as a close up head shot.  Ginger is available for purchase at the following stores:  

PFD
S&CO
Hania's
Scrap and Tubes
Daelman's

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tube.






CT SNAGS ~ Chic Santa



Glam up your Christmas designs with some holiday sass with Lysisange's tube "Chic Santa".  She comes in three versions (red, blue and green outfits).  I have paired her with a wonderful match kit by Lil Mz's Brainstorms, which includes 15 papers and 101 elements in a great palette that matches all the tubes - Santa red, royal blue, spruce and holly, with accents of snow, fir, candlelight, and apple.  You can purchase the tube here and kit here.

Below are tag designs showing the use of the tube and kit.  




Also I have included some bonus snags in each of these designs.  You can get "Mrs. Santa's Workshop" snags here and "Season's Greetings" snags here.
Monday, December 18, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Donny



In the mood for holiday cuteness?  "Donny" by NataliaNZ is the tube for you.  This adorable sprite is ready to help pack Santa's sleigh in her green and red minidress, striped armbands, Santa cap and jingle earrings.  She's the perfect addition for all your Christmas-themed designs.

All of Natalia's tubes come in a nice large size for use in full body size or as a close up head shot.  Donny is available for purchase at the following stores:  

PFD
S&CO
Hania's
Scrap and Tubes
Daelman's

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tube.








Sunday, December 17, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Christmas Snow


Chili Designz has many lovely Christmas kits; "Christmas Snow" is my new favorite.  This kit comes in a lovely unique palette of frosted greens, blues, and ice white, with accents of dark teal, cranberry, bark, and dark gold, a perfect fit for those tubes that come with holiday layers of non-traditional colors or gives everyday glamour tubes an additional use! You can grab this gorgeous kit here!

Below are example tags showing use of the kit.






Saturday, December 16, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Candy Cane Cutie



NOTE: you MAY link to this tut. you MAY print it out for later use offline. you MAY NOT claim it as yours or take anything else from it. this tutorial is ©Ruby/Stormlight, written December 16, 2017.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice that is large or has a closeup layer.   I am using "Xmas Doll" by Janah Irinya.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice with scenic papers included.   I am using a matching kit by Sue, which you can get here.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Jenny from the Creative Misfits blog.
-- wordart of choice.  I am using wordart from the Creative Chicks forum.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Mura Meister Copies and Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Christmas in Finland.


Friday, December 15, 2017

PTU CLUSTERS ~ Santa Girl



"Santa Girl" is a great new Christmas-themed kit by Chili Designz that is a perfect reflection of holiday cheer.  This kit comes in a palette of candy cane, snow and holly green, with accents of fir, gold, ice red and dark brown and comes with a huge variety of elements.  you can purchase the kit here and my clusters here

below are example tags showing off my clusters, as well as use of the kit.
















Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Klimentina



Looking for a beautiful wintry tube?  Look no further than "Klimentina".  This Nordic beauty by NataliaNZ is dressed warmly in a gorgeous deep blue hooded gown accented with a snowflake patterned overskirt and shoulder piece, jeweled snowflake earrings and carrying a silver lantern.

All of Natalia's tubes come in a nice large size for use in full body size or as a close up head shot.  Klimentina is available for purchase at the following stores:  

PFD
S&CO
Hania's
Scrap and Tubes

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tube.







Sunday, December 10, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Winter Frost



Winter is upon us and Chili Designz never fails to disappoint when crafting winter scrap kits, including the gorgeous "Winter Frost".  This kit comes in an absolutely beautiful palette of ice blue, royal purple and silver with accents of white, lavender, iced teal and black.  Best of all, this kit combines winter and Christmas elements, so you can create either or both, your choice!  You can grab this beautiful kit here!

Below are example tags showing use of the kit.










Saturday, December 9, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Icy Winds





"Icy Winds" is the second of GraphFreaks' beautiful seasonal faeries.  With her flowing ice blue hair, cobalt armor and delicate wings that reflect the snow-blue of her arctic realm, she is an excellent fit with winter scrap kits or clusters from your collection or go old school.  

Icy Winds comes with a full size tube and a head close up. You can purchase her here.

Below are tag designs showing the use of the tube.







Wednesday, December 6, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Snow Prints




NOTE: you MAY link to this tut. you MAY print it out for later use offline. you MAY NOT claim it as yours or take anything else from it. this tutorial is ©Ruby/Stormlight, written December 5, 2017.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using "Knit Ear Muffs" by Andy Cooper.  

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using a gorgeous kit of the same name by CSDesigns, which you can get here.
-- template of choice.  I'm using a template by EllaVG from the Creative Misfits blog.  check out the Misfits blog for lots of fabulous templates.
-- word art of choice.  I am using wordart by Luciole, available at the Creative Misfits blog.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by DD.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color white.
-- the plugins Tramages Glass Pyramids, Lokas Snow, Mura Meister Copies and Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Ananda.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Thanksgiving



Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Americans!   Celebrate your gratitude through tags with Chili's fabulous Thanksgiving kit, which comes in a traditional autumn palette of maple and cranberry reds, various orange tones ranging from pumpkin to sunset, and wood, with accents of cream, orange-gold, black and tan.  This kit is part of the great Thanksgiving 2017 collab, which is ON SALE for $8 here!

Below are example tags showing use of the kit.





CT TAGS ~ Atlana




"Atlana" by NataliaNZ is a lovely tube perfect for autumn tags that fall between formal and casual.  She's dressed in rose and burnished orange dress with gold trim, soft brown boots, and gold and jade-bead dangle earrings that compliment her eyes.  She goes well with a variety of autumn scrap kits or use her against a backdrop photo of the autumn colors in your area!

All of Natalia's tubes come in a nice large size for use in full body size or as a close up head shot.  Atlana is available for purchase at the following stores:  

PFD
S&CO
Hania's
Scrap and Tubes

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tube.





Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Natural Autumn Beauty



NOTE: you MAY link to this tut. you MAY print it out for later use offline. you MAY NOT claim it as yours or take anything else from it. this tutorial is ©Ruby/Stormlight, written November 4, 2017.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using "Autumn Babe 9", part of the Autumn Babes pack by Julia Fox.  This pack comes with nine awesome tubes of different styles.  You can purchase the pack here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using a gorgeous kit called "Fall Dress" by Bibi, which you can get here.
-- template of choice.  I'm using a template by Melissa.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by ATM.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color white.
-- the plugins Bevel Boss and Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Knight Brush.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

PTU CLUSTERS ~ Fashion Rose Fall



Combining autumn with romance is the theme of Chili Designz' gorgeous kit "Fashion Rose Fall".  this kit is made to match a lovely Andy Cooper tube and comes in a palette of rosy pink, burgundy, and rose-brown with accents of red, silver, champagne and black.  you can purchase the kit here and my clusters here

below are example tags showing off my clusters, as well as use of the kit.







Friday, November 17, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Cold Colors






NOTE: you MAY link to this tut. you MAY print it out for later use offline. you MAY NOT claim it as yours or take anything else from it. this tutorial is ©Ruby/Stormlight, written November 17, 2017.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Danny Lee's "Nostalgic Cold".  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice that includes at least one scenic paper.   I am using an awesome matching kit by Rieneke, which you can purchase here.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugin Mura Meister Copies.
-- font of choice.  I am using Andara Script.


Monday, November 6, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Sad Sad Autumn


Autumn is sometimes considered to be a "sad" season; as summer's warm and carefree days turn to chill with occasional rain and bright sunshine dims with the shift towards winter.  This is the theme of Chili's kit "Sad Sad Autumn", which uses a unique palette of slate, pewter and black, with accents of porcelain, cream and smoky blues. This kit is ONLY available in the Sad Autumn Store Collab, which includes this kit AND many other awesome items here.

Below are example tags showing use of the kit.




Saturday, November 4, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Gothika




NOTE: you MAY link to this tut. you MAY print it out for later use offline. you MAY NOT claim it as yours or take anything else from it. this tutorial is ©Ruby/Stormlight, written November 4, 2017.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using "Gothika" by Lysisange.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice with scenic papers included.   I am using a matching kit by Lil Mz's Brainstorms, which you can get here.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Simone.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Mura Meister Copies and Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Diploma.