Sunday, December 19, 2010

Denim n Rose ~ part 2 (brads)

Here's the second part of Denim n Rose - 13 brads for you.

I made the top eight from fabrics I scanned and a great free photoshop action from Josy Carson (it also works in pse8), and the ceramic brads were made using Atomic Cupcake's ceramic action.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Denim n Rose ~ part 1 (paper flowers)

Finally got back into designing & have made a new kit for you, which I named Denim n Rose (for obvious reasons).

Here's part one, some paper flowers made using one of Atomic Cupcakes' actions and fabrics which I scanned the other week.

As usual, all images are transparent pngs and saved at 300ppi.

I'll be posting other parts of the kit in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!


Friday, November 5, 2010

Stripey Office!

Sergeant Kathery reporting for duty (AWOL for 3 months), Sir!

While I was awolling, I found this great stripey pattern and decided to have a play and came up with this cute set of office accessories.

Hope you can use it!

Download from 4shared or mediafire

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lolly Dispensers

Found these little lolly toys and couldn't resist playing with them.

Hope you can use them!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wire Flowers

More flowers for you from my garden (not).

Santa is bringing us a good camera this year, so in the New Year I will be sharing my garden's flowers with you.



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ceramic Flower Buttons

Since it's Spring here, I've made some cute little ceramic buttons for you to scatter around.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Puffy Felt Shapes

It's been a while since either of us posted - over two months - I've had a rough time over Winter with my CFS & Kathy hurt her arm crocheting (trust her to be different).

But I'm back anyway - although I won't be posting as often as I was earlier in the year, I'll try to have at least a couple of goodies for you to download each month.

Here's some puffy felt shapes for you - recolour them, use them as overlays, whatever your imagination can dream up!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Clear Acrylic Shapes

Now you can make your own brads using programs like paint.NET.

8 clear acrylic shapes; circle, oval, heart, hexagon, 2 stars & 2 flowers.

(for some reason 4shared isn't letting me upload)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Garden Party Blog Train!

Well, it's time to hop on board the Garden Party Blog Train and see the sites...

Badgirlz Stuff 
Best Kept Memories 

Kez Creates 

Designs By: Kelly 


CU Freebies (here, of course)

Karen's Scraps & Graphics

And now, here's the second part of our little kit.
(check out part 1 of our Garden Party kit here)

Part 2 includes:

~ 8 papers (12x12in)
~ 3 journal blocks
~ 2 stitched frames
~ 8 pennant flags in printed torn cardboard
~ 2 different ropes to hang pennants from
~ 10 flowers
~ 10 brads
~ 4 hearts in printed torn cardboard
~ 2 birdhouses in printed torn cardboard

Papers:  4shared or mediafire
Flowers & Brads:  4shared or mediafire
Pennants, Hearts & Journal Blocks:  4shared or mediafire

Monday, July 12, 2010

Beads Alpha

After I made those little bead letters for the Summer Solstice blog train, I kept on fiddling and made a whole bead alphabet.

The colours I used aren't the same as those of the blog train, but use the palette I'm using for a new freebie mini kit that you should be seeing here sometime before the end of July.

This is the palette I'm working with:


And here's the free beads alphabet:


I'm so sorry about the mixup!
I've now added the A and the blank bead to the zip file.
And here's those images by themselves, so you don't have to download the whole lot again...
Kathy :)


Friday, July 9, 2010

Garden Party mini kit ~ part 1

Well, the Garden Party blog train will be leaving the station in a week's time, and we've made so much again that we've decided to separate the kit into a number of parts.

(not sure if it's going to be in 2 or 3 parts at the moment)

This first part contains 27 felt & puffy felt elements:
8 tulips, 6 stems, 2 four leaf clovers, 2 bushes (in small and large, which means there's actually 4), and a sun in three different sizes.

Why are there large and small sizes in some files? 
Because with the puffy felt effect, size matters. Smaller images end up more "puffy" looking, but obviously won't scale to larger sizes too well.
So we thought we'd give you more options.

Please let us know what you think!
We love comments & feedback :)


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Watercolour Flowers

Some whimsical, multicoloured daisies that I painted with my watercolours the other day, then  scanned and extracted them and they turned out pretty good.

I didn't include pngs with shadows because they look best flat on a background, as if you've just painted them onto your paper yourself - you might even try setting their transparency to 80% for more effect.

Hope they're bright and cheerful enough for you!

5 transparent pngs at 300ppi (no shadows)


Monday, July 5, 2010

Pastel Buttons

We used some of the same papers in last week's pink torn flowers to make these lovely pastel buttons.

10 transparent pngs (with & without dropshadows) at 300ppi.

4shared or mediafire

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cross Stitch Fruits

I cross-stitched this little apple and watermelon last Summer (here in the southern hemisphere it's from December to February), and mounted them on little wooden embroidery hoops.

They looked so cute, I scanned them to see how they'd turn out, and I think the reason they came out so clear is that they're held so tightly by the hoops.

Anyway, enjoy!

2 transparent pngs 300ppi (without shadows).

4shared or mediafire

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Paper Edger Templates

Here's some paper edge templates that I doodled up the other day.

Hope you can use them!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Fuzz Frames

I just can't stop playing with those colours from the Summer Fuzz mini kit (here's part one & part two)

So here are three puffy felt frames to coordinate with the elements and papers we've already released.
There's an oval, a square and a heart-shaped frame for you to download.

3 transparent pngs without shadows, created at 300ppi.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pink Torn Flowers

Three gorgeous flowers made from 'torn' paper, and stitched together.

We hope you enjoy them!

Includes 6 transparent png files (with and without shadows) at 300ppi.

4shared or mediafire

Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Solstice blog train

As promised, the Summer Solstice blog train has finally left the station and it's time to make our stops at all the stations.

Badgirlz Stuff 

Candy's Treasures

Purple Dragonfly Creations

Designs By: Kelly

The Siggieteers

CU Freebies - that's us, of course, and our freebie is below.

Karen's Scraps & Graphics

Before I show you our contribution, I'd like to show you something else.

This is my son Mr Bump, looking very shocked about who-knows-what. - but the photo itself isn't very interesting.

Now, I've used the blue-ring octopus "face frame" in our Summer Solstice freebie below, and isn't he extra cute?

I just wanted to give you an idea of how you could use this and the anemone face frame in your layouts.  Hope you like the idea!

And now, on with the freebies...

4shared or mediafire

You can also check out  
my pre-freebie for this blog train!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Garden Party blog train details

The Garden Party blog train departs the station on July 15th!

or check back at CU Freebies on July 15.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Fuzz Mushie

Just one more little bit for the Summer Fuzz minni kit that I'd forgotten about until now.

Hope you like!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Solstice extras

Since there was a mix-up about the date for the Summer Solstice blog train (it was supposed to be today, but got changed to the 25th), we've decided to release these extra bits and bobs before the blog train rides instead of after.

These are the bits we made that didn't quite fit with the main parts of our contribution, but we still think they're kind of good.

There are patterned metallic buttons and a matching bookplate, and coloured glass beads.

As always, all images are 300ppi and there are two copies of each, with & without shadows.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Help, please! Our header sucks!

After sitting here for well over four hours, trying to design the new header for CU Freebies, I've finally come to the conclusion again that my layout skills suck.

I never end up using the digiscrap stuff I find or make, because my efforts look... well, kind of lame (to quote my daughter).

Since Jane's now on board, the header has to go, but she's sick right now and my layout skills suck.


All we need is something cute that says CU Freebies & has some of our elements scattered or clustered together around it.

If there is anyone out there who is looking for a challenge, we'd really, really appreciate your help with this...


Dotty-Blue felt frames

So, I've been making more frames, and they're scalloped ones this time.

Blue is my favourite colour, and I love the look of this dotty felt fabric.
As you can see, there's three shapes (round, oval and square), and I've included shadowed copies, too.

I'm going to make some more elements with this style this week, so if you like these stay tuned...

6 transparent pngs at 300ppi, with & without shadows.

4shared or mediafire

Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer Fuzz mini kit - part two

As promised, here's the second part of our first mini kit, Summer Fuzz.

I've created some really cute cupcakes, a teapot and a cloud for you, all in puffy felt.
Plus there's six new papers to coordinate with those in the first part of the kit.

All the papers are 3600 x 3600 sized, and all files were created at 300ppi.
There's two copies of each element, one with a shadow and one without.

4shared or mediafire

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer Fuzz mini kit - part one

We were really inspired to create by the deviantArt ScrapbookHub June Challenge, and have been having a fantastic time playing with my new PSE8 & actions from Atomic Cupcake.

Here's the colours we had to play with.  Bright, huh?

We'll be putting up the second part on Friday, so make sure you call in then to pick up the rest of our Summer Fuzz mini kit.

In the first part, there's puffy felt flowers & leaves, glossy brads and papers.

All images were created at 300ppi, and the file contains 20 transparent pngs (with and without shadows) and five papers (3600 x 3600).

It's a bit of a biggie, this file, and that's why we split it like this. 

4shared or mediafire

Note: The link is now really fixed!
Sorry about the mixup :) 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Puffy Felt Flower Frames

Hi, this is Jane here, today.

From now on I'll be working with Kathy, designing freebies for you & generally having fun, so here's little about me.

I'm a stay at home mum of two lovelies (Wren, 9 & Mr Bump, 6), married for 11yrs to Mr Blogs (aka Wonderhubby).

I've had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for over 20yrs (since I was 16), so I've had to find non-physical, non-stressful things to do with my time (no, I wasn't silly enough to think being a mum would be non-stressful).

Playing with photoshop elements is the most fun I've had on the computer in a long time!

So, on with the freebie...
Today I've created some little puffy felt frames in red, green and blue for you.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Denim Brads

I am sooooo loving using Photoshop Elements!

The best thing about it, is that some Photoshop actions will also run in PSE.

So if you see a free photoshop action that you like the look of, give it a try to see how it goes.

Like this free cu brad action by Josy Carson, for CS2 & 3.
It also runs in PSE8, and here are my results after an hour's playing around...

I've even designed a whole new look for my previews. Enjoy!


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