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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!

Monday, 31 December 2012

New Year Postmark brushes

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The New Year is just a day away :)
I wish you all the very best for the coming year.

I have created a couple of fun postmark type slightly grungy brushes for the New Year.

The zip contains .png files which you can use to create brushes for your favourite graphics program.
I've also included some different "colourways" and a bonus postcard image.

BTW For the stars in the background of my preview I used my "Scrappy Stars 3" brush.

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Friday, 7 December 2012

Printable Christmas Card 2012

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The pretty floral wreath on this card includes New South Wales Christmas Bush [Ceratopetalum gummiferum], Hawkebury River Daisies [Brachyscome multifida] and Agapanthus..all now blooming in my part of the world :)

Folded card is 5 inches X 7 inches.
This card has been laid out ready to print :)

In my FREE ZIP TO DOWNLOAD  are 4 .jpg files:
Card as shown with back included.
Just the card front
Layout for A4 and American letter.
All files at 300 ppi

Below is card front.[file in zip has no watermark]
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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Remembrance Day 2012

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Apologies that these scraps are a little late. I have had some internet troubles.
I have tried to keep the colour scheme similar to my postings in previous years so that the scraps can be mixed and matched.
Included in the zip are:
1 paper 3600 X 3600 [.jpg]
2 banners .png
2 photo cards, .png


In the example page below I have added a "fabric" poppy from my kit HERE

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Monday, 29 October 2012

New Tutorial - Adding a textured background to an image.

I have had several queries about how i had added a textured background to this image of one of my favourite roses.
You can now check out my tutorial HERE :)
Please let me know if you find it useful.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Painted Winter Skies Textures

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Yes we are very wintery in my part of the world! Frost on the ground this morning but wind dropped to a lovely day with a top of 15C.
I find cloud textures always useful and I hope you enjoy these which have a painted 3 dimensional look.
Use "as is" or with a coloured or patterned overlay.

Free downloads in 2 sizes.
3508 X 2480 [A4 landscape]
3300 X 2550 [American Letter Landscape]

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Image of girl extracted and  recoloured from original black and white public domain image.

In the image below, I've added a light gradient overlay of mauve spectrum through to yellow.
Click image for a larger view.

Friday, 13 July 2012

A Tricolour Rosette - Une Cocarde Tricolore

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For my friends in France -created to commemorate their National Day!
2 tricolour rosettes ..one with a somewhat "aged" look.
Both in .png format 867 X 1771 ppi -suitable for printing projects.
[Of course these rosettes would be suitable for any red white and blue patriotic colours]

Monday, 2 July 2012

4th July Word Art 2012

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This word art and tag are both in .png format and are large enough for scrapbooking.
I think the tag might double as a nifty insert into a card or as a bookmark :)
Personal Use.

Example below-click to enlarge
Other elements from my Yankee Doodle scraps

Check out the TOC cards for 4th of July HERE

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Father's Day Post Scraps

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For Dads any day of the year :)
This mini kit contains
2 white border frames with perforated edges ...png format.
2 masks with perforated edges....jpg format
6 postmark .png images suitable for conversion to brushes
The latter are approx 900 X 900 pixels.

Example --click to enlarge

Printable card for a Father

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I created this card for Father's Day but it would be suitable for a special Father any time of the year :)
Folded card measures 5 inches by 5 inches.

Thanks to the Graphics Fairy for the bird images [originally postcards] and Anke for the font Fortunaschwein
Post marks and Stamp edge frames can be downloaded HERE

Monday, 11 June 2012

Queen's Jubilee Word Art

Today in Queensland we are celebrating the Queen's 60th year of reign..her Diamond Jubilee.with a public holiday.
I've created this word art to commemorate the day :)
Free Download zip contains 2 .png files approx. 1660 X 960 suitable for conversion to brushes.

If you are using Paint Shop Pro, you may like to download my free scripts for converting to brushes.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

May Printable Calendar Lists and Journal Pages

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Autumn has made it's appearance in this neck of the woods. However, for my friends on the other side of the world, I've included a spring version of both my May calendar list and Journal page :)

The leaves/ berries and flowers whilst quite imaginary, bear faint resemblance to my Virginia Creeper which is now after some rain today has lost most of its leaves.
Personal use only.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Anzac Day Word Art 2012

Anzac Day Word Art
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On 25th of April each year peoples of Australia and New Zealand commemorate those servicemen who together served their respective countries in times of conflict.
The date is significant as the day of the first landings of a combined force at Gallipoli in 1915.

A dawn service is held in many centres and a street parade of veterans and service units.

In my word art , I have tried to capture a reflection of their decorations worn on the day.
Images are in .png format.

example click to enlarge

Images used in the example above, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons..Thank You!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

April Journal Page

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Since I posted my April Calendar list, I have had a couple of requests for a similar page without text suitable for a printable list or journal block for scrapbooking.

These 3 files can be downloaded for your personal use in my


Sunday, 1 April 2012

Calendar List for April

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I have had a few internet problems ..so apologies that this is late :)
The printable list is 1500 X 2400 dpi, so could certainly be enlarged if you wished.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day

A very Happy Mother's Day to those mothers in the UK who celebrate their day today!

You may like to check out OUR MOTHER'S DAY CARD ALBUM

TOC Mother's Day Cards

Thursday, 22 March 2012

New Photo Enhancement Tutorial for Paint Shop Pro

This is an edge effect which I have found useful for enhancing photos and other images.
I've placed a copy of this Paint Shop Pro tutorial on our PSP for TOC website.
Comments are welcome :)

Thursday, 1 March 2012

March "To Do List" Calendar

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March already and lots to do in my garden. Following some rain, my roses have a new flush of flowers [and growth] so I will be "dead heading" them somewhat severely :)
I hope this little March Calendar brightens up your day for those of you still in the grip of winter's chills.
Calendar is in .png format at 300 ppi so can be enlarged without much loss for printing if you wish.
It might also be useful for a journalling page :)


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Floral Heart Frames

Inspiration for these pretty frames came from the Graphic Fairy ..Thank you Karen!

Frames are .png files approx 1300 X 1250 pixels at 300ppi

Suitable perhaps for a Card or Heritage Album page

Card from our Valentines Day Album created using the copper frame:

Friday, 3 February 2012

Printable "To Do" List for February

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This pretty printable mini calendar for February has room to scribble notes.
I've used my Scattered Hearts brushes in the design.
Also pretty corner brushes from Dark Dragon Stock [thank you]
Image is 1500 X 2400 at 300ppi .png
2 of these lists will fit on an A4 or American letter page in landscape mode for printing.
However, this morning I printed one as a full page and it printed quite nicely :)
Personal Use Only

Scattered Hearts Brushes for Paint Shop Pro

These 2 brushes are not simple "stamp" brushes but rather have scripts associated with them which will give them variance when applied.
Each has also some degree of jitter effect to randomise position, size and other attributes.
I found them useful to provide background texture in a slightly random grungy fashion.

Commercial Use OK
Full terms of use with the brushes in my Free Download ZIP

Have fun ..and I'd love to see what you do with them :)

An example HERE

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Australiana Buttons and Pins

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A bit of Australiana for Australia Day!
These little buttons can be used alone or with pins to decorate your webpage or are large enough for printed illustrations.

11 glass buttons featuring Australian fauna
1 button with an Australian map
6 pins to hold them :)
[the buttons are about 375 pixels wide .png files]

If you use my designs in creations posted on the web, I'd love a link back to my website :)

I also appreciate comments and a small donation occasionally, helps towards the costs of my direct download account :)

In the example below I have recoloured the little goanna button to match my album page.
Paper for this one part of my "Colours of Australia" collection

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Chinese Stencil Flower Brush and PSP shape

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In the zip to download, I've included a black .png file approx 2000 X 2700 pixels which can be used to convert to a brush.
Also a multi layered .psp vector preset shape.
3 .png images that I created using the shape [ and various blend modes]
The background as a 1000 X 1000 tile.

Inspired by an old Chinese stencil image from Dover.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Chinese New Year 2012

The Chinese New Year is just around the corner.
My best wishes to all my Chinese friends..may you have health, happiness and good fortune this coming year.
The three black .png files can easily be converted to brushes or recoloured to suit your needs.
All are at 200 dpi and are 800-1000 pixels wide so large enough for printables.

If you use Paint Shop Pro you may wish to use one of my scripts for a quick conversion :)

I've also included in the free zip some files I've made with these.
DOWNLOAD [direct]

I've used all three brushes in this image for our gallery of New Year Cards.