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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, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!
I know I have jumped the gun a little but wanted to let you know about our group's New Year cards :)
They are copyright to the creator but images free for you to save and send to your friends with your New Year's Wishes.

You may also like to revisit my Scraps suitable for New Year.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

My Gallery updated

I have recently added more images to my Gallery:

The images were created for a variety of projects.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Christmas Brushes 2011

I have left these files as .png files with transparent backgrounds, ready to recolour or convert into brushes.
Each is about 1400 X 1300 pixels or more.

I found them to be a nice size to print clearly on a tee shirt:)
HERE I have used one on a Printable Christmas card.

Free Zip to Download contains .png images and terms of use.

For those of you with Paint Shop Pro, you may find my Save Brush script useful for saving the brushes :)

Friday, 16 December 2011

Save Brush Script for Paint Shop Pro

I love using brushes and although I create many of my own, I have to admit to a collecting fetish :)
Many lovely and useful brushes are available as Photoshop brushes. These I convert to .png files using ABR Viewer or abrMate .
Invariably the brushes come in sets and the time taken to resize for use in Paint Shop Pro. and save using their original file name can be daunting.
To speed up the process I have written these scripts which enables quick resizing and save the file name as well as allowing the user to change file paths as needed.
Their are 2 scripts in the zip, One for versions 9 to X and the other for X1 and above.
Both or either should be placed in your Scripts trusted folder.

Scripts and Directions etc in the Free Zip [Direct Download]

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Apologies re Thanksgiving Word Art Files

Unfortunately, I made an error in the files.
I have revised them and a new revised download zip is available HERE
My sincere apologies.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A Little Bit of Scotland

Celebrating my Scottish ancestors on this St Andrew's Day with a revisit to some of my Scottish Scraps :)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

I Love Thanksgiving Extras

I have had a request for a larger sized brush as a .png file. These 2 similar images are approximately 1500 X 1500 dpi
I have also included 2 multilayered PSP preset shapes [vector files] in the zip file to download.

I made use of one of the shapes in the image below..one of the cards in our

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

I Love Thanksgiving text tile and PSP Brush

Click image above to enlarge.

Some fairly simple seamless texture tiles in .jpg format.
4 tiles 600 pixels X 600 pixels.
Also a PSP brush suitable for versions 9 and above.
Place both brush tip and script in your PSP files brushes folder.
A .png version of the brush.

[I have used one of the texture tiles to create the background in my preview.]
Designer resource
Commercial use OK but please read my Terms of use which I have included in my zip to DOWNLOAD

More from TOC HERE

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Thanksgiving Text 2011

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The .png files are reasonably large.....approximately 3" X 3" at 300 dpi, suitable for printing but will reduce quite well for a button for your webpage :)
For those of you who use Paint Shop Pro I have included 2 vector .psp shapes files also in the zip
These should be placed in your PSP Files, PSP preset shapes folder.

Apologies to those of you who downloaded my original files with errors

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Lest We Forget-Printable Card

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Lest We Forget.

Printable Card

The zip has layouts for a 5 inch card [including a back] for A4 and American Letter.
A nice size for popping on a floral tribute.

Remembrance Day 2011-Scraps

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Just a few scraps which I actually created for my family album which I would like to share with you. [Personal Use Only]

A background paper [.jpg]
2 text overlays [.png]
Ribbon [.png]
Text box [.png]
"Fabric" poppy and leaves [.png]

This is my much loved great aunt Topsy Tyson who died in April 1919 whilst nursing wounded soldiers who had been repatriated to a military hospital in Sutton Verny, Wiltshire in England.
Topsy was born in Hay in New South Wales, the daughter of John Tyson and his first wife Theresa [Tess] Kelly.
She trained as a nurse at Bendigo Hospital in Victoria and enlisted in June 1915.
From 1915-1918 she served in France.
Topsy is buried at Sutton Verny.

Never Forgotten.

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You might also like to download some of my previous year's Remembrance Day scrap elements which you can find on my Heritage Scrap Page.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween 2011

The witching hour draws near!
Where I live we don't celebrate Halloween, but I could not resist joining in the fun :)

If you would like to download a larger version of the above .png ..click HERE
[Use as you wish :)]

More Halloween graphics from the TOC team at Graphics with TOC.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Free Autumn Quickpage

Preview November Quickpage -click to enlarge Click on image above to enlarge.
2 formats for this quickpage which is 2400 X 3000 pixels.-- .png and .jpg
Elements are from my November Autumn Scraps and my Daisy Scraps
I've used the .jpg image in the example below and simply masked an image of the baby on a new layer and added text.
The grungy background was created with a grungy brush with one of the papers used as brush fill over white.
Personal Use only.
Click image below to enlarge.
Example November Quickpage -click to enlarge
Another example in OUR CARD GALLERY

Monday, 10 October 2011

Thanksgiving in Canada --Card and Freebie Autumn Wreath

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A very special thank you to all my Canadian friends who have supported me over the last couple of years and also to those who have given me so much information and guidance in tracing my extended family history in that country!
I hope your Thanksgiving is a joyful occassion this year !

I made the card above using bits and pieces from my Autumn Felt Bits Scrapkit.

The wreath is a free "add on" for scrapkit purchasers but you can also download a tagger sized freebie .png version HERE

We have more attractive Thanksgiving cards on our Card Site and Gallery

Sunday, 9 October 2011


Best wishes to all my friends in Canada this Thanksgiving from the TOC team!

You can visit our album to download e-cards for your personal use by clicking on the image above.

Click the image above to view some of our free e-cards for your personal use.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Happiness is someone to Love--Printable Card

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Another printable card ..useful for a gift or simply to send to someone you love :)
A4 and American Letter layouts for both card and envelope.
Bonus gift card included.

PS Please feel free to make a comment...I appreciate feedback and suggestions

Friday, 2 September 2011

Word Art-Dad

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More Word Art for you ...this time for Dad :)

includes 2 .pspshapes for Paint Shop Pro and 3 .png files which can be used to create brushes or simply be recoloured.

Click on images below to enlarge

Monday, 29 August 2011

Father's Day Cards

Happy Father's Day to all those fathers who are celebrating their special day next Sunday!

This is an ALBUM of my Father's Day cards which I have created for the TOC group. The cards are copyright but free for your personal use :)
Many are large enough to print as a gift card.

Many have previously appeared in our TOC FOTKI ALBUM.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Happiness is..........

A bit of cheery word art for you!

These 2 files have been vector drawn and are available as both .pspshapes for paint Shop Pro and .png files with transparent backgrounds.
I think they would be suitable for card making or scrapbooking.
I have reduced them in size to use in my examples below.

Click on images below to enlarge.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Sophisticated Lady Printable card

Original fashion image which I have recoloured to fit in with our Red White and Blue theme was by George Barbier and appeared in Gazette du Bon Ton in 1922.

Card when folded is 5" X 5" .
Both card and Envelope are in .jpg format at 200 ppi.
The card is best printed on gloss card about 180 gsm or more whilst the envelope is best printed on good quality paper.
{I used some bond that I had}
Score all fold lines before folding for a better result.

Personal Use only.

I have provided a layout for A4 and also American Letter in my

Monday, 11 July 2011

French Tricolour Ribbon and Fleur-de-lis Pin

Vive la France!

Red White and Blue folded ribbon and separate Fleur-de-lis pin accents.
Both .png files with transparent background.

Ribbon 469 X 787 pixels
Fleur_de_lis is 341 X 364

I appreciate comments :)

More from the TOC team including some Bastille Day Cards HERE

Monday, 4 July 2011

Yankee Doodles Scraps now freebies

Best Wishes to my friends in America this 4th July!

Some doodled scraps to enliven cards or album pages.

If you click on the above image, you will get a better idea of the detail.

NOW free.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Retro Word Art - Dad

I've gone a bit "retro" with this one :)
My zip includes a multi-layered Paint Shop Pro Preset shape, a transparent .png file for use in other graphics programs as a brush or stamp and an example [.png] with a "chrome" finish.
The .png files are approx 1350 X 450

Personal use.

example - click to enlarge
Some extra Father's Day Cards now on our Touch OF Class Graphics Blog

Friday, 10 June 2011

Scrappy Stars Brushes

CU Royalty Free Designer resource.
These brushes were designed for Paint Shop Pro Versions 9 and above, however, I have also included .png files suitable for conversion in other graphics programs in my

I hope you enjoy using them :) Feedback very welcome!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Scrappy Stars Papers and Overlay Tiles

5 fun papers 3600 X 3600 and 2 overlay seamless tiles with slightly grungy multicoloured stars.
Useful perhaps for a celebratory card or album page layout.

The seamless tiles can be used as fill for shapes or bucket fill or as I have used them in the image below, with a large soft paint brush :)

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Stars and Stripes Folded Ribbon

A little extra for Memorial Day.
Slightly shabby patriotic ribbons, with and without a staple to attach.
Transparent .png files at 300 dpi.

Created using my folded ribbon script.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Memorial Day Word Art

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For my friends in the USA :)

Text and Stars and stripes are separate .png files to allow variety in placement and presentation.

No drop shadow on the files.

In my example below, I have slightly lowered the opacity of the stars and stripes, but you could also change the blend mode or apply special effects.

Please feel free to leave a comment :)

Click on image below to enlarge

Sunday, 15 May 2011

May Roses Quickpage

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A quick page in .jpg format created using papers and elements from my May Roses Scrapkit.

Page is 3600 X 3600 pixels at 300 ppi.

In the example below, I have used a lovely image by Canadian artist Philip Boileau [1864-1917]

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Friday, 6 May 2011

Pretty Printable "Pillow" Gift Box

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I used papers and elements from my May Roses Scrapkit to make these little box templates.

One box has a plain top for you to add your own message, the other an attractive image from painter Phillip Boileau .

Finished boxes 4.5 inches across the centre. ..suitable for a small special gift

templates will fit on A4 or American Letter sized card.

Personal Use Only.

When making the boxes use a firm card and score the foldlines well before folding into shape and glueing top tab. Side tabs are simply folded in ..notched tabs first.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Card Envelopes for Mother's Day Card

Preview MD envelopes-Click to enlarge
Click image above to enlarge.
1 plain and 2 textured envelope patterns for my 5" square Vintage Mother's Day Card.
All as .jpg files.

You can be quite creative using these envelope patterns.
They look quite smart with textures printed on both sides of your paper to create a "lined" envelope.

Zip contents_click to enlarge

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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Printable Vintage Style Mother's Day Card and Bookmark

Preview Mother's day Card_click to enlarge
Click image above to enlarge
Mother's Day will soon be celebrated in the UK

These 2 co-ordinated projects will easily fit on an A4 or American Letter sized card.

I love bookmarks and also loathe wasting any of my special card for printing :)

The card when folded is 5 inches X 5 inches
The bookmark is 2.25 inches X 7.5 inches

Layouts included for A4 and American Letter and also lightly coloured patterned design for the other side of the card [inside] and the bookmark.

Bookmark could be punched and tassels or ribbons attached.

e-card now available in OUR CARD GALLERY

Matching envelopes HERE

Image of mother and child by Katherine R Wireman from "American Woman" cover January 1920 with thanks from Margazine Art www.magazineart.org/
Roses from a postcard with thanks from the Graphics Fairy http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/

Scriptina Pro available at http://www.dafont.com/scriptina-pro.font
House Sitters Club from Kevin and Amanda http://www.kevinandamanda.com/fonts/freescrapbookfonts/house-sitters-club/