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Hello and welcome to my blog! I am Vivienne, living in the UK and married with a son who now lives in Perth, Australia and a daughter who has given me two gorgeous grandsons! Paint Shop has been my hobby for more years than I can remember and I love making tags. I have always loved doing tutorials written by others and a couple of years ago started writing them myself. As well as tag tutorials, I also have a Tips and Tricks page where you will find tutorials on basic Paint Shop techniques. I hope you enjoy my blog and have fun with my tutorials. Please be sure also to check out the Tag Gallery and see some of the awesome results to the tutorials!

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Alicia Mujica - LDS1095

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AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

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Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582

Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253

Garv - KG2307

KATNKDA - NK1759

My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

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My PSP Tubes - MPT1875

Myka Jelina - MK1328

Scraps and the City - SATC1209

Scraps & Co. - S&CO209

Suzanne Woolcott - SW169

Pics For Design - PFD_Dragonfly

PSP Project - TPP01390

Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

Verymany - VMT_Dragonfly

Zindy - ZZT439

Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly

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In this tutorial I used the lovely tube “Kitty 3” from
You can purchase the tube from

The gorgeous kit is “Mon Cherie d’Amour” from
You can find it at

You will need my mask

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask, resize it 95%, duplicate it and merge the copy down onto the original.

Paste element 19, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 4, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the main tube, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 70%, drag below the tube and position on the left, duplicate and position the copy on the right.

Paste element 97, resize 90% and place in position.

Paste element 21, resize 60%  and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90b, resize 55%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 35, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10b, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 98a, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste the tube again just above the mask, select the mask, float and defloat it, move the tube into position, invert the selection and hit delect, deselect.  Erase any of the tube that shows at the bottom of the tag below the main, tube then recolour it dcd9d4, duplicate it, go to Adjust – Blur – Gaussian Blur and apply with Radius set to 5 on the original copy and change the blend mode on the top copy to “Overlay”.

When you are all done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.













in this tutorial I used a tube from
This is one of five tubes in the Skull Hunter Set 1 pack
and can be purchased at

The kit is “Keys, Clocks and Madness” by
This is a huge kit with some fantastic elements,
I absolutely loved working with it!
You can purchase it also at

You will need my  mask

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 62 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 90%.

Paste element 177, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 214, resize 45%, position behind the castle and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 224 on the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 102, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 218, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 213, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 294, resize 35%, drag below the tube, duplicate, position on either side and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 180, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 182, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 293, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 198, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 136, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 149, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50 on the top, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 118, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Paste element 34, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 12%, duplicate twice, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 194, resize 20% and place in position.

Paste element 52, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

When you are all done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.












In this tutorial I used the beautiful tube “Agnes” from
This is a really lovely tube and can be purchased at

The kit is “MaBelle” by
A really lovely kit with some gorgeous elements and sprays available at

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 15.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Paste spray 2 and resize 105%.

Paste spray 1, resize 90% and move into position.

Paste the tube, resize 32%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 10, resize 75%, drag below the tube and place in position.

Paste element 38, resize 75% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44a, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 51a and resize 35%, duplicate and mirror the copy, position the mirrored copy on the left and the original copy on the right below element 42, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 26 on the top, resize 20%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 97, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 63, resize 27% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Paste element 92a, resize 90%, position below the car and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 77, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

When you are all done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.












In this tutorial I used the gorgeous tube “Sunrise Elf” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Fairy Dust Dreams” from
and can be purchased at

You will need my mask

Font is 



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 15.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 pixels and fill with whtie.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 15 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask, resize it 99% and mirror it.

Paste element 46, resize 65% and place in position.  Click on the mask to activate it, select all, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection and hit delete on the castle, deselect and lower the opacity to around 60.

Paste element 55, resize 50%, drag below the castle and place in position.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 98, resize 60%, drag below the tube, place in position erasing the bottom of the trunk that shows below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 25%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 111, resize 65% and place in position.

Paste element 44, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 89, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 96, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 113, resize 75% and place in position.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.














In this tutorial I used the tube “Kylee” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Love Song” from
This is a gorgeous kit, I really love these colours together.
You can purchase it at

I used mask 4 from set 145 by

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 9 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask then mirror it and resize it 105%.

Paste element 29, resize 90% and move into place

Paste element 70, resize 90% and move into place

Paste element 75, resize 90% and move into place.

Paste the tube, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 4, resize  65%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 33% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 25%, duplicate, merge the top copy down onto the original,, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 85, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 81, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30 on the top, resize 40% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element 4, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 20% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 20% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.










In this tutorial I used the pretty tube “Present with Love” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Thoughts of You” from
and can be found at

You will need mask 2 by Nae at

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 12 into the selection, apply the mask with the “Invert mask data” box checked then resize it 105%, mirror it, duplicate it and merge the copy down onto the original.

Paste element 123, resize 50%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original so it shows up more and move into place.

Paste the main tube, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 35%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 108, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Paste element 125 just above the tube, resize 60% and place in position, erase the part that is across the tubes face or better cut the top part off and move it below her.

Pase the tube again just above the mask, resize 70% and move into place, activate the mask layer, Select All, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection, hit delete on the tube and deselect.  Lower the opacity of the tube to around 55 and tab around her on the edges of the mask with your eraser size 100 and opacity 30 to blend her in. 

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.











In this tutorial I used the cute tube”Benny” from
You can purchase the tube at

The gorgeous matching kit is “Coffee and Roses” from
You will find the kit at

You will need my mask

Font is 




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 1, opacity 75, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 700 pixels and fill with white. 

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 14 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 85%.

Paste frame 2 and resize 33%.  Click anywhere on your canvas with your magic wand outside of the frame to make a selection, invert the selection and then contract it by 7, paste paper 24 below the frame, resize the paper also 33% and move into position, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into positon.

Paste element 136, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 125, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 118, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76, resize 35%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 68, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the copy and drag it below the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 104, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 6%, duplicate twice, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 4, resize 10% and rotate 20 degrees in either direction, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 139, resize 40% and position behind the tube.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.






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