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There is much on this site that may not be readily apparent. There are several ways to find your way around.You can use the links bar above to visit my most popular pages, use my archives or simply do a keyword search using the search engine in the navigation bar at the very top of the page.

If you find problems with any of my links not working, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or via my guest book and I'll will try to rectify the problem as soon as possible :)
I have had some problems recently with downloads from 4 shared and am in the process of moving them to another web storage. Please be patient.

And come back soon!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Printable Christmas Gift Cards and Desktop Wallpaper

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3 little vintage style gift cards for Christmas each 3.5 inches square when folded.
The Download zip contains the individual 200 dpi .jpg files but also layouts for A4 and American Letter as shown.
Best printed on glossy or semi glossy card. Each card has a faint fold line.
Designs are similar to my e-cards which you can see in the TOC Gallery.
Personal Use Only

I have just finished a bonus Christmas Desktop Wallpaper which just might prove useful this week :)

 Desktop Wallpaper- Click to enlarge Preview
4 sizes in the ZIP TO DOWNLOAD

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Festive Stripey Papers

Festive Striped Papers from Judy Click to enlarge
It is hard to illustrate these papers here in a reduced form, but they really have a lovely sheen. They print out particularly well on gloss paper and make rather nice backgrounds for Christmas and other gift cards.
The bow of course is from my Ribbons and Bows collection.

Papers are 3600 X 3600 at 300dpi
I have used one of the papers to make this card from our Vintage Card Gallery.


Personal use only . A link to this page if used in a web design , tag or desktop is not necessary but would be nice :)

Monday, 14 December 2009

Ribbons, Bows and a Wreath

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The wreath of mistletoe and holly is large enough to make quite a nice frame for perhaps a family photograph :)
All elements are at 300dpi and are designed to tone with my Christmas Papers.

I have used the wreath, my paper  and some of Chris' lovely CANDLES to create this Card which you can find in our GALLERY soon.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Festive Bells for Christmas

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Festive bells for Christmas or whenever:)
Designed to go with my Christmas Papers these bells are each 500 X 600 at 300 dpi in .png format

Free for Personal use only ..full terms of use in my ZIP TO DOWNLOAD

More Gifts from  TOC Group HERE

Post Script
Joan has used some of these bells in a great new desktop :)

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Christmas Papers 09

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Here is the first of my offerings for TOC Colour Co-ordinated Christmas Gifts. I had in mind to create some somewhat muted papers with my palette of colours but well...hmmmm
Colours are those which will co-ordinate with those of other group members' Christmas goodies.
You can read more details about our Christmas Gift Ideas HERE
All these papers are 3600 X 3600 at 300 dpi They are quite "rich" looking and I think would be ideal for creating old time cards, papers etc. They are not all particularly "Christmassy" so would also be useful for heritage style album pages.
An example of one of my papers:

Click on image above to enlarge.

ZIP TO DOWNLOAD has TOU included

Keep track of all the Co-ordinated Christmas Gifts from TOC HERE !

Monday, 30 November 2009

A Celtic Button for St Andrews Day

Celebrating St Andrews Day with an  attractive celtic inspired button to add to your Scottish Family History pages :)
Button is about 700 X 700 at 300 dpi

Sunday, 29 November 2009

A Printable Christmas Card

I used an image from an old time Christmas Postcard for this printable card.
[Click on the image above to enlarge]

The card when folded measures 5" X 5 "
It is at 300 dpi in .jpg format and should print out easily on an A4 or letter sized card.

Personal use only

Matching e-card in our Gallery

Text heart from  Froggit

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A Thanksgiving Quickpage

Many thanks to fellow Australian, Froggit for use of her lovely text overlay tile which I have used in the background of this quickpage.... along with elements from my Autumn Felt Bits kit.
You can find Froggit's quality CU items HERE

Free Quickpage 3600 X 3600 .png  DOWNLOAD


Monday, 9 November 2009

Remembrance Day 2009 Scraps

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A Scrapkit to honour those who served their country in various conflicts.

3 large moody papers in green/blue 3600 X 3600 .jpg
24 elements in .png format including frames, ribbons, old paper, ribbons envelopes, etc
I have tried to recreate the the old Wartime postcards and letter covers to resemble the originals as closely as possible [ Thank you Ann :)]

An Example page [Click to Enlarge]:

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And another Example HERE

Because of their size, I have split the DOWNLOADS

or FULL KIT [30 MB]
This kit is in similar tonings to one that I posted this time last year which you may also wish to download:
Link to Lest We Forget Kit 2008

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Remembrance Day 2009 Desktop Wallpaper

Lest We Forget.
Commonweallth War Graves in France.

There are 4 sizes of Desktops:
1440 X 900
1280 X 1024
1280 X 960
1024 X 768
All in

The stained glass Poppy is part of my Remembrance Day Scrapkit 2009.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Flower Power Brushes

These vector drawn fun brushes are reasonably large-- the largest is nearly 2000 pixels wide and they are in proportion as shown. i have left them as .png files so that they are suitable for a variety of imaging programs.
They are available for limited commercial use. The details are in the TOU along with the .png files in the

Here I have used some on a page in my brag book :)


If you find these files useful please consider making a small donation so that I can continue providing direct download links.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Halloween Stencils -Brushes

My Halloween Stencils previously available as PSP preset shapes are now available as high resolution .png files for use as brushes.
Each Approximately 2500 X 2500 pixels at 300 dpi ..all vector drawn.

Halloween Stencils --PSP Shapes

Some fun stencils for your Halloween Pumkins!
These are Paint Shp Pro Preset Shapes, so they are ideal to reshape to fit :)

I used a great pumpkin photograph from Wikimedia Commons to easily make my fun image.


The shapes were applied as a new vector layer and selections made from them to "cut out" my Jack 'o Lanterns from my original image layer. [Selections>from Vector object]
I then used filter Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact > extrude to give thickness to my cut edges.
Finally I flood filled the layer below with a dark orange/red gradient.

CLICK TO ENLARGE Because these are vector shapes, they are easy to enlarge without loss of quality so they can be used easily to create a stencil for your REAL Pumpkin!
I'm sure you could make other use for them too!

By the way, I DO love to see creations made with my scrap materials !

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

A Summer Desktop Wallpaper

This photo was taken on one of our holidays at Burrum Heads...on a lazy peaceful Summer afternoon.

I've use as the background one of my Summer Pastels Grungy Painted Papers which seemed to suit it.

You can click on the image to see a larger version and I have included 4 different sizes in my DOWNLOAD ZIP to share.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Summer Pastels-Grungy Painted Papers

Click to enlarge Spring seems to have disappeared very quickly in this part of the world and we seem to be heading into an early Summer.
I am hoping that you might find these free grungy papers which have a "just painted" look, fun and useful for lots of projects ...and not necessarily just for Summer!
The papers are all 3600 X 3600 at 300 dpi
They can of course be recoloured to suit your own images :)
Click on the preview image to enlarge and get a better idea of the texture.
Limited Commercial Use..details in Terms of Use in the zip.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Autumn Felt Bits Scrapkit Freebie

This Autumn leaf is a freebie from my Autumn Felt Bits Scrapkit.

Full Kit is HERE

Monday, 5 October 2009

A New Desktop Wallpaper for Autumn 09

Click to enlarge For all my friends in the northern hemispere who are experiencing the first indications of Autumn.
It includes some elements from my new scrapkit which I will post soon :)
Download zip has 4 sizes :
1024 X 768
1280 X 960
1280 x 1024
1440 X 900

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Feeling Pink Scrapkit Freebie

CLICK TO ENLARGE Well it is certainly Pink!
In this mini kit here are 2 background .jpg tiles to use as fill and various elements all with a "felt" like texture. Click on the image above to enlarge to get a better idea of the kit contents. [It is a large image so will take a while to load]
If you like this kit please consider making a donation to the McGrath Foundation in Australia or your local charity supporting Breast Cancer Research.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Botanical Background Family Tree Scrapbook pages

These album pages are an "add 0n" to my Botanical 2 Heritage Scrapbook pages.

The kit has 2 plainish pages and one with a 5 generation Family tree for you to fill.

As a bonus I have also included an A4 and an Americal letter sized files.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Swirly Dotted Brushes and Elements

Click to enlargeI created these vector drawn brushes at 300 dpi and at a reasonably large scale. They are in .png format for easy conversion for different image programs.
I have also included the gold elements made using these brushes [see above] in the:
Please read the enclosed TOU.

Example of use on one of our Vintage Cards

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Pretty Swirly Accents

I love bits of scrolls and swirls to add interest to my scrap pages. These designs have been vector drawn, so have nice clean outlines, even though I have used a grungy texture to add interest. The image above shows these scrolly accents at 27% of their actual size.
The zip to download HERE contains 5 separate .png files and also my terms of use.

Friday, 14 August 2009

An Art Nouveau Desktop Wallpaper

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A trip back in time to Art Nouveau but still with a stylish modern look, this desktop wallpaper image of stylised lilies was adapted from an attractive old fabric design of the early 20th century.

My zip to download contains desktop wallpapers in 4 sizes:

1024 X 768
1280 X 960
1280 X 1024
1440 X 900

A matching card is available in our new section of Vintage Floral Cards.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Paint Shop Pro Script for Overlay tiles---- NOW FREE

Preview_Click to enlarge These handy scripts will produce 4 linearly arrayed images evenly spaced on a transparent background tile 500 X 125 . I've left the resultant image un merged and in vector layers so that you can easily make final adjustments to colour etc and resize it without loss of clarity.

You can make your own choice of colour , gradient or pattern for each dot, ring, square or stripe.

Full directions are given along the way and further suggestions are included within the download zip.
Your resultant tiles are yours to use as you wish..CU OK

Preview 2_Click to enlargeIn the image below which you can click to enlarge, I've created a tile of dots using colours from my photo. I have simply then floodfilled a layer above my background to produce this pretty effect.

Click to enlargeI've used the "air brush" with a square tiled pattern fill on the background in the image below to provide an interesting colour effect behind this photo.

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To make a neat little accent below my landscape in this image, I've used a rectangular vector object filled again with the same tile.

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Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Pretty Summer Pastels Overlay Tiles

These small co-ordinated tiles, [each 500 X 125] have transparent backgrounds making them ideal to use as a fill overlay to either flood fill an area or use as brush or object fill. They were all made using my new multicoloured linear patterned tiles script.
In the images below, I have used the squares as a fill over 2 different backgrounds and then as a fill for my brush to simply great a some background interest for my photo.

Free to download
Commercial Use OK -- Terms of use in Download Zip

Monday, 27 July 2009

Rosellas Desktop Wallpaper and Calendar desktop

One of my favourite birds that frequent our garden would have to be the pale headed Eastern Rosella, Platycercus adscitus. These birds are not as colourful as their cousins the Crimson Rosella and nowhere near as bossy and argumentative as the smaller lorikeets that manage to displace them from the bird feeder!
The image I've used for my desktop wallpapers is one of nineteenth century painter, John Gould's fabulous coloured engravings from "Birds of Australia".
To complement the image I've used papers from my Colours of an Australian forest collection.
There are 2 different desktop styles and 2 different colourways. Both zips have a desktop wallpaper in 4 sizes, one with and one without a calendar for August.
Click on image below to enlarge.

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Colours of an Australian Forest-scrapbook papers

There are 6 different papers in this set of forest inspired grungy background papers.
Two are the more conventional Eucalypt forest colouring ..2 have a wintery feel and 2 reflect the forest at night.
The papers are 3600 X 3600 and are fairly heavily textured as you can see from the detail below. I think they would work well for contemporary images and also any heritage photos.

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Thursday, 16 July 2009

Folded ribbon PSP Script *

Preview Folded Ribbon Script- Click to enlarge This script written for Paint Shop Pro will create a folded ribbon of material of your choice with a staple and drop shadows on separate unmerged layers.

Final image is 469 X 787 at 300dpi.
Tested in versions 9 to X2.

[a very special thank you to my script testers :) ]

Price $1.50USD

Please be careful to use a valid email address when purchasing to enable me to contact you with download details. Also allow 24 hours for contact.

Friday, 10 July 2009

A French Ribbon Tag-Celebrating the 14th July

A little ribbon tag in the French national colours with a pin to hold it :)

Original .png approx 750 X 850 at 300 dpi.

CU ok but please read TOU in zip.

Also some French Charms HERE