Tuesday, 25 October 2016


Hello, Jenn here with the daunting task of highlighting just three pages from the gallery for this month. This is never an easy thing to accomplish!

My first pick is this gorgeous page by Rikki, titled, Genuine article. The title alone is so lovely and really drew me in for a closer peek. Rikki's page is a scrap lift of one of Mirjam's and she reworked the composition and elements in such a creative way. I love how she used overlapping pieces of paper in a criss-cross manner in place of the twine that Mirjam used on her original page. Such a neat way to make her version her own! The soft subdued color scheme really looks lovely with the soft B&W processing too! All around beautiful page!


My second pick is by jwalls39, titled, Touch of Color. What stands out most to me is the composition. I adore the text paper on the left edge paired with the gingham ribbon border. It's such a pretty way to divide up the page and provides a beautiful space for the sweet photo of the young ladies. The journaling divided on top and below the photo is also a great touch. I love that she adds exactly three things in that soft blue : the ribbon, the framing on the photo, and the flower. Groups of three are also so visually appealing! Really lovely page!


My final pick for today is by djp332. I love the page's content : an actor playing the role of a nurse in a film! How cool is that?! She provides a really cool B&W photo and a color photo complete with the Clapperboard (and yes, I had to google what it is even called!). The page has adorable elements like bandaids, and subtle brushwork and even a QR code. I love the lines created with the different intersecting pattern papers and how the thin strip has the journaling written on it. So good and just amazing story telling here!


That's it for this month's Pretty Pages. I hope you all continue to share your PRD pages in the PRD gallery ... you could be the next featured page artist. We just love to see what you create with Pink Retile Design's products!

Friday, 21 October 2016


We never miss the chance for a good party in the TLP forum. You know this! In fact, our 2016 Halloween Bash is a full 10 days long, with new games, challenges and prizes every single day.

Our wog of all Pollys (that's Anne!) is kicking things off with bingo. Yes, bingo. Enough said, right? You must check it out along with our 31% off ALL Halloween products sale AND DO NOT FORGET TO USE YOUR EXTRA SAVINGS COUPON that you can find further down this newsletter!

Be sure to put our Halloween LIVE events on your calendar too. You can find them at the bottom of this post or in the forum here. It's going to be a spook-tacularly great Bash!!!








page by katjapage by helenpage by melaniepage by kim
page by marypage by shivani
page by jenn
page by terese
page by jenpage by bettypage by elina
page by marnel
page by akizopage by natascha
page by cynthia


Have loads of fun and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016


I love to use thread and sew elements on my digital or scrapbooking pages and my favorite digital stitches are from True To Yourself by Pink Reptile Designs.

This month, I will show you how you can use digital stitches as a pattern to add "real sewing" to your paper page!

First I created my digital layout in Photoshop. I put the stiched element in place.

 I erased some parts of the stitches to obtain the pattern that I wanted

Then I created my background with paint from Lucky In Love and I added a grey square where I wanted to add my photo after I printed the layout.

 I finished my digital layout by adding a few elements from Nuts About Fall.

This is what my finished digital  looked like:

Now I  printed the page on white textured cardstock.

And  I also printed a selection of elements from Nuts About Fall to cut out and add to my printed page.

Then I put in place my sewing machine to add some real stitching on my paper layout. The printed stitches help me to sew the beautiful pattern on my page.

 This is what it looks like when all stitches are done.

 Now all I need to do is add a few of the elemenst that I cut out of the printed sheet.

 A bit of 3D tape underneath that cute blue flower.

And here's another close up of the stitches.

 And voilá! Here's my finished page!

As always I hope you enjoyed my post and if I inspired you in any way, shape or form then by all means make a photo of your project and upload it to your gallery so you can leave a link in the comment section below! I'd love to see what you made!

Sunday, 16 October 2016


Hello! Welcome to the October Blog Challenge! This month, we are playing with script, handwritten fonts as titles for our pages, but before we share the details of this new challenge, let's see who the winner for September's challenge is!!! You can take a peek at all the gorgeous entries HERE.

The lucky winner for this month is Tammy!!!

Congratulations Tammy aka tlcd1961!!! You have a notification on your TLP account.
All other participants also received their 25% discount coupons via their Lilypad accounts. Please make sure you check your messages everyone and if your coupon didn't come through send an e-mail to pinkreptiledesigns at gmail dot com!

Here's Tammy's lovely page:

For this month's challenge, we are taking a peek at the latest Three Way post titled Fonts for Handwritten Titles, where we use script fonts in bold ways to create titles for our pages. To recap the Three Way | Fonts for Handwritten Titles techniques, you must use one of the following on your page:

1. Use a script handwritten font as your title and write directly on your background with some distressing to the font.
2. Use a script handwritten font as your title and use of the techniques to manipulate the letters for a playful, whimsical look (ex. use puppet warp or put each letter on its own individual layer and tweak them).
3. Use a script handwritten font as your title and add a gradient, a style, or make it into a sticker to stand out.
Feel free to clip a paper to any of the above ideas!

Your job for this month's challenge is to use one of the three font title techniques on your page (and please tell us which method you chose)! Before you rock the font titling on your own page, take a peek at these pages:

by the Pink Ladies:

Karen uses the shoreline font clipped to a paper and distressed a bit to create this gorgeous page.

Gaëlle created a really fun title with a fancy script font turned into a sticker, combined with a sans serif font, and placed within brackets. Super cute!

Diane also paired two different fonts for her title work. She used the Bebas font with each letter on its own individual layer to create a whimsical misaligned look. She also added a 2 px stroke in black around each letter (to help define the light yellow color) and then added a 8 px white stroke for the sticker effect. She also mixed this with a pretty script font for the rest of the words in the title.

Shivani used three different fonts in total. One was simplified and distressed and the other turned into a sticker. The title work is as playful as the photos!

Annemieke used a beautiful script, handwritten font that was already distressed and when placed on her canvas, it has a gorgeous watercolor effect.

Now it's your turn!

Make sure you use at least 75% of Pink Reptile Design products on your page. Once completed, just upload your page to one or all of your galleries and post a link to your layout in the comments section of this post before the next challenge goes live on November 15th.

ONE favorite page will be chosen as the winner to receive a 10 dollar coupon to the PRD store, but really everyone is a winner, as all other participants receive a 25% discount coupon to the Pink Reptile Designs TLP store. So all the more reason to join in on the fun, right?!

Wishing you tons of fun and Happy Scrappin'!