4 Reasons Why You Should Get in Front of the Camera


  I know I drive my family crazy sometimes with taking photos when we’re all together.  It’s what I do.  I love photos.  I love capturing all the times we’re together and also those fun “no one knows you’re snapping” candid shots!  In recent years I’ve been very aware that I too need to be […]

Floral Friday Freebie Digital Papers + How To Print 12″ Digital Papers


I know I’m going to say this every Friday, but where has the past week gone?  It’s Friday again.  Wow!  Ok so here’s another digital paper download for you.  More floral goodness.  All my patterns are my own designs hand drawn in my sketch book, scanned into Photohsop and then fine tuned in Illustrator. They’re […]

Floral Friday Freebie Digital Papers + How To Print 12″ Digital Papers


Free digital papers to download and use for digital scrapbooking, card making and other paper crafting projects.  Easy to print instructions below! Sitting here very early hours of the morning, I can hardly believe another week has gone by so fast.  I’m excited to be doing this series of freebies here on my blog.  I […]

Loving the Creativity


One of the reasons for our move to Cornwall was to be surrounded by amazing natural beauty.  There’s no doubt that where we live now has fuelled our creativity and inspired has to come up with more adventurous products and pursuits.  From walks on the beach to wandering around our garden, there’s inspiration everywhere we […]

Floral Friday Freebie + How To Print 12″ Digital Paper


One of my favourite subjects to draw and doodle has to be flowers.  Who doesn’t love doodling flowers?!  Ok, so I thought it would be fun to actually do something with some of my illustrations other than make digital scrapbooking and paper crafting products out of them.  How about a Floral Friday Freebie?  Be sure […]

Moved To Cornwall


One of my strongest and earliest memories is standing outside my grandparents home with my Nan in London saying goodbye to my Grandad.  I used to think it was a dream until I told my Dad about it and he was so surprised as he said I was just a toddler about 2 yrs old. […]

How To Use Pattern Overlay Templates in Photoshop


Overview: For this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to use and colour pattern overlay templates, including how to create a clipping path for re-colouring.  I will also show you how to use layer blend modes to achieve different effects. Notes: This tutorial was created using Photoshop CS 5 – they are fairly basic […]

Getting Started with Digital Scrapbooking

Diane Rooney Designs - How to get started with Digital Scrapbooking

“What is digital scrapbooking and how do I get started”  is the most common question I get asked in regards to my graphic products.  First of all, let’s answer the question “what is digital scrapbooking?” Digital scrapbooking is telling your story + preserving memories creatively through photo art and journalling using your computer and graphic […]

A Token of Love


It’s not just about the birthday gifts.  Yes, they’re lovely and wonderful tokens of love on your birthday.  I loved them all.  But most of all I loved that they were bought with me clearly in mind.  A demonstration that I am loved and also understood.  My family know me so well.  Yes indeed, they […]

Don’t Give Up


I don’t know how many times over the past 3yrs that I’ve burst into tears and screamed “I give up”.  Everything from believing I’m crap to getting rejection emails or letters knocks me for six.  I have a little pity party where I sit or lie on my bed bawling my eyes out.  Frustration, anger […]