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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!

Saturday, 25 December 2010

A Happy Christmas

Christmas wishes e-card-- click to enlarge Click image above to enlarge and save.
All my very Best Wishes to all of my friends around the world this Christmas Day.
May you have Peace, Joy and Good Health.
A special thank you to those of you who take time to send me a message via email, comments or in my guest book. It is VERY much appreciated :)

Monday, 20 December 2010

Mistletoe Borders

Just in time for the Winter Solstice for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere!
Our Summer in Australia has been topsy turvey and now the days will start to get shorter :(
Where I live there is little holly but yes we have mistletoe in abundance :)
These borders are all at 300 dpi .
More Christmas Goodies from TOC HERE

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Holly Overlay Tiles

Preview Holly Overlay Tiles --click to enlarge
Click image above to enlarge
Christmas seems to be approaching with speed :)
These tiles can be used to create borders or an overall pattern as fill.
The original tiles and their matching embossed overlays can be used seperately or together...and of course you can add plenty of other effects too :)

The Embossed Overlay Tiles
I usually use these with a blend mode of "overlay" or "soft light" but it is worth experimenting with various modes.The effect will vary significantly with different depths of colour in the layer below. For very light and very dark colours I duplicate the overlay.


Monday, 13 December 2010

An old Fashioned Holly Frame

Holly Frame Preview - Click to enlarge
Click image above to enlarge.
Holly Frames to match the holly borders previously posted. :)
There are 2 slightly different frames in .png format in the FREE ZIP TO DOWNLOAD

In the image above, I have used one of Chris' lovely Christmas papers in the background. Thank you Chris!
I have used more of the paper in my card image below and also a super red grungy paper from Joan.
The old Vintage Sleigh-ride image can be found at http://vintageholidaycrafts.com/ Thank you Carla!
A larger version of the card will soon be available in OUR CARD GALLERY

Christmas Sleigh Ride Card
Font used in card above is Gutenberg Nouveau

Friday, 3 December 2010

Old Fashioned Holly Border

Click image above to enlarge.
I tried to recreate the sort of "cut out" border found on Christmas cards when I was a child [no I'm not saying when :)]
The 2 .png files are approximately 500 X 3600 at 300 dpi

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Scottish Heritage Extras

A couple of text boxes and extra elements which I forgot to add to my Scottish Heritage Scraps :)

I have used papers and elements from the kit in my example album page below.

Photographs are in the public domain and from Wikimedia Commons.

James Cleland Richardson was a Scot who emigrated as a youngster to Canada.

He joined the 72 Seaforth Highlanders of Canada as a piper and was only 20 when he served and died at the Battle of the Somme. He was awarded a V.C. posthumously.

Click image below to enlarge

My Scottish Heritage Scraps

Some Scottish Heritage Scraps created for St Andrew's Day.

Like others in our Touch of Class group, I have more than a just a drop of Scottish blood :)
I've used for inspiration an Art Nouveau wallpaper design by William Morris although he certainly wouldn't recognise it!
The soft sepia tones should be ideal for your family old photos but all elements could just as easily be recoloured to suit your own colour scheme.
I have found that I often have to adjust the colouring of old photos a tad too, to make them blend nicely.
All elements are at 300 dpi.There are 2 pages 3600 X 3600 and 4 which are 2400 X 3000
The other elements are .png files.
font used in Preview: Peter Rempel PR Uncial http://prfonts.netfirms.com/fonts.htm

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Printable Thanksgiving Card 2010

Printable Thanksgiving card - click to enlargeClick image above to enlarge

A Printable Card for Thanksgiving.
Send as a greeting for your friends or as a thank you for a wonderful meal :)
Images are from my November Autumn Scrapkit.

I designed card as a folded card 7 inches X 5 inches but of course it could easily be reduced in size for use as a gift card.

The direct DOWNLOAD ZIP has layouts for A4 and American Letter.
[If this link doesn't work for you, you may have to check your browser security options ]

Don't forget to check our free e-cards in OUR GALLERY :)

Click image below to enlarge.Thanksgiving card layouts - click to enlarge

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Thanksgiving Desktop Wallpaper

Preview - Click to enlarge

Click on image above to enlarge

Best wishes to those of you in the States who celebrate Thanksgiving this week!

This desktop wallpaper comes in 4 sizes

1280 X 1024

1280 X 960

1440 X 900

1024 X 768

All in this DOWNLOAD ZIP

A card with a similar design soon available in OUR CARD GALLERY

Vintage Style Thanksgiving Card

Elements for both from my November Autumn Scrapkit

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Remembrance Day

Click on image above to enlarge.

I designed this overlay text  to compliment my "Lest We Forget" Scraps.

It has a transparent background and is in .png format approx 1500 X 1000 pixels at 300dpi.

My Remembrance Day Cards
link to My Remembrance Day Cards

Monday, 1 November 2010

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Vibrant Autumn Butterflies

6 Bright little elements in .png format to enliven an Autumn layout or perhaps use in card making etc.
Easily recoloured.
Largest butterfly 924 X 551 pixels

Thursday, 7 October 2010

So Pink Scrap Extras

Pink Scraps Extras-Click to enlarge
Click on image above to enlarge.
I designed these extras to compliment my Pink Floral Scraps .
Papers are 3600 X 3600 .jpg at 300 dpi.
Other elements are in .png format.
The tiles have transparent background and have no drop shadow. Use as fill for paint bucket, brush or vector shapes. Add texture for variety :) ..and play with blend modes.
In my example below, I have simply applied with a low opacity brush.
I have also supplied a greyscale version ready to convert to a brush.
Please check out also our card images relating to Breast Cancer Awareness in our Think Pink Gallery
Click on image below to enlarge

Example Click to enlarge

Monday, 27 September 2010

Pink Floral Scraps

Preview-Click to enlargeSome pretty Spring flowers in shades of pink to brighten your scrap pages or use on cards etc.
They are in .png format and created at 300dpi. The files will also reduce quite well for digital applications.
Suitable for Heritage or Contemporary images.
The files are Free to download but as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month please consider making a donation towards the charity of your choice which supports research or support for breast cancer patients.
Examples of use--click to enlarge
Example_Click to Enlarge

Example_Click to enlarge

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Watchworks Scraps

Watchworks Preview -Click to Enlarge

Fun to make -- and I hope you enjoy using these images :)

All are in .png format at 300dpi.


In my example below I have slightly recoloured the elements to suit my layout.

Click on the image to enlarge

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Doodle Knobs png files and Paint Shop Pro Preset Shapes

Doodle Knobs Preview Click to enlarge Click on image above to enlarge.

I love the ability to create vector images in Paint Shop Pro and particularly to create and save multlayered preset shapes which I can add to my library and quickly use at any time :)

By using the "retain style" option, I can even reuse the original materials in my saved file :)

Alternatively, a new material, whether gradient, solid colour or pattern with or without texture can be applied to each of the layers and edited later too as you wish.

The outline or Style line can also be altered to suit.

Example of use with glassy effects applied to 2 of the layers

There are 20 shapes in this bundle all with more than one layer. Instructions for adding to your shapes library are in the TOU pdf file in the download zip. Also some tips for using the shapes.
For those who are using other graphics programs, I have also included .png transparent images at 300dpi which could be used to create brushes ..these are all at least 1000 pixels in one dimension.
Another example and FREEBIE HERE

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Doodle Bits Seamless Tiles and Elements

Preview -Click to enlarge
Click image above to enlarge.
Rather Pink!
I created these pretty seamless tiles and fun elements using preset shapes from my Doodle Knobs Kit :)
There are two tiles in greyscale which you can use as textures or simply recolour.
The two glassy elements are .png files at 300dpi.
Example image - Click to enlarge
Example Click to enlarge


Personal Use Only

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Colouring Photos - A New Tutorial

I have added a fairly simple Paint Shop Pro tutorial about giving old photo portraits that "hand painted" look to our PSP with TOC pages.
You can find it HERE
Feedback very welcome!
You can access my other tutorials by using the links on the left hand side of this page.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Elegant Frames and Papers

Preview- Click to enlarge I love the timeless look of acathus leaf motifs and I have used them again in these scrapbooking background papers and frames.
In this mini kit, there are 4 papers 3600 X 3600 as .jpg
4 frames and a matching textblock in .png format.
I have used the semi transparent block behind my framed image in the example page below.
The kit is free for personal use. [Contact me at my email address above if you are interested in a Commercial licence]
Click on image below to enlarge.
Example - click to enlarge

Monday, 2 August 2010

Leafy Art Nouveau Style Frames

Click Preview to enlarge Click image above to enlarge.

I've created 2 large Art Nouveau style frames with a leafy motif and a softly textured paper for the first of my shares for August.

All are at 300dpi . Both the frames are .png files and the paper, a .jpg.

One frame has a metallic finish, the other the appearance of a stencil.

Personal use.

I have recoloured the stencil version of the frame in my card example below. Card will be available in full size soon in our CARD GALLERY.

Friday, 16 July 2010

A Free Vintage Style card to print

Click image above to enlarge
With apologies to Pierre-Auguste Renoir!
The card when folded is 4.8 inches X 5.6 inches at 250 dpi [non folded image 2400 X 1400 pixels]
It comes with and without text and is best printed on a reasonable weight card.
Image will fit on American letter or A4 landscape
Background of my preview is one of the papers from my French Kit and I have also used another lightly applied with a brush on the background of my card.
Font used is Fortunaschwein available from http://www.anke-art.de/
A e-card version available in OUR CARD GALLERY

Sunday, 27 June 2010

For Canada Day- Canadian Maple Leaf Papers

Click to enlargeClick image above to enlarge.
For my friends in Canada.
Slightly shabby papers with a maple leaf design which would be equally useful for contemporary or heritage album page design.
These papers will mix and match with my other Canadian Scraps

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Grungy Stars and Stripes Album Quickpage

Preview_Click to enlarge
Click image above to enlarge
For my friends in America :)
2 "Grungy Stars and Stripes " Quickpages and some overlays.
Pages are .jpg 3600 X 3600 at 300dpi
3 text and one greyscale eagle image are .png files
Click on example images below to enlarge

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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Father's Day 20th June

Father's Day Cards_Click to enlarge Best wishes to all those Father's who will be celebrating Father's Day tomorrow!

Don't forget we have cards for that special Dad in our Gallery free for you to download and send :)
You may like this Scrapkit for Dad

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Doodle Birds Scraps

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Click image above to enlarge.
In keeping with our theme for June, some little bird doodles.
All images are .png at 300dpi.
Largest bird is 877 X 432 so they are really just little embellishments for printed projects.
However, they could also be used for e-cards etc.
Personal use in this case extends to use on webpages or on freebie e-cards.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Leafy Quickpage

Larger image
Click image above to enlarge.
I've created this free quickpage using some of the elements from my "Leafy Tags" kit.

The page is 2400 X 2400 at 300 dpi [8" X 8"]

In my example below I have used an image from Burning Well --a photo by Leon Brooks--thank you!

Click image below to enlarge

Larger image

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Scrapbooking A Family Tree

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Continuing our tree theme for May:

I've included 4 damask textured period backgrounds, a large .png tree brush and 3 different groups of frames in this Family Tree Kit.[Only one in the preview]
The groups of frames can be used in multiples to extend your family :)

In the preview above and example below, I have used the tree silhouette brush on a separate layer and changed the blend mode to multiply. It is worth experimenting to get a look that you prefer.
All files are 300dpi and background pages are 3600 X 3600.

Click image below to enlarge.

Example Family Tree -click to enlarge