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Today I’d like to share a picture of one of the Christmas cards I designed using Serif Craft Artist software.

Christmas Card 2013

Christmas Card 2013

I still use v1 of the software as I’m still finding bumps in the V2 but the update/patch in October/Nov mad e a big difference to v2s stability and performance. There are a lot more features I’d like to play with in the v2.

I was going for clean and elegant with this card, more contemporary colours to my usual red n green but its nice to have a change sometimes.

Are you hand-making any elements of your Christmas this year? Would love to hear your Christmas traditions and see your projects, especially any this blog inspired you to create.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Welcome Back

Today I’d like to share a picture of one of the Christmas cards I designed using Serif Craft Artist software.

Christmas Card 2013

Christmas Card 2013

I was going for clean and elegant with this card, more contemporary colours to my usual red n green but its nice to have a change sometimes.

Are you hand-making any elements of your Christmas this year? Would love to hear your Christmas traditions and see your projects, especially any this blog inspired you to create.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Just wanted to share a Christmas card I designed using Serif Craft Artist and Hears and Roses digikit collection. Simple but elegant :)

Created using Serif Craft Artist software and Hearts & Roses Digikit

Created using Serif Craft Artist software and Hearts & Roses Digikit

Best wishes and see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s posting I’d like to share a way to share your favorite holiday snaps. Using Serif Craft Artist I took some of the photos from holiday and turned them into cards and postcards, I’m thinking of combining them into a set for a Christmas or Birthday gift.

Shakespeare Collection: Mary Arden's Farm; card

Shakespeare Collection: Mary Arden’s Farm; card

As well as Craft Artist software, I used Vintage Paraphernalia digikit also available from Daisy Trail. This photo was taken at Mary Arden’s Farm.

This one was taken at Nash’s House;

Shakespeare Collection: Nash's House; card

Shakespeare Collection: Nash’s House; card

I love vintage don’t you? Thought it went really well with these kinds of images too. I mounted these images onto Centura Pearl card for the cards and onto white cardstock and stamped a postcard layout on the backs of others to create postcards. They turned out nicely and I’m pleased with the results. What do you think, would they make good gifts?

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share a card I made using digital crafting and mixing it with real life crafting, otherwise known as hybrid crafting. Making use of Serif Craft Artist and my favorite rubber stamp to create this;

I will Write Peace Upon Your Wings; Card

I will Write Peace Upon Your Wings; Card

The background was created using Serif craft artist software and digikits, next I added text using a font style called Papyrus which I adore. I printed this out and stamped on my favorite stamp HJ009 Singing crane.

The base card is Centura Purl cardstock.

On the inside of the card I made a panel again using Serif and the same font as on the front of the card. I bought a plaque with this poem on, a short while after my father passed away and it really summed up how I felt, that as long as I remembered my Dad and spoke of him then he wasn’t ever gone, he would live on in my heart and mind.

I will Write Peace Upon Your Wings; Insert

I will Write Peace Upon Your Wings; Insert

This particular card is a sympathy card but it would also work well as a card for support for someone going through stressful times, although I’d use a different insert if I used the design again in that way.

To keep the theme continuing though the project, I also stamped the crane on the envelope.

I will Write Peace Upon Your Wings; Envelope

I will Write Peace Upon Your Wings; Envelope

Haven’t made a card in AGES. A lot of that is down to the fact that now Paper Mill are only available mail order and postage charges are so high, getting more card-stock is so expensive. As is posting anything too dimensional.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Welcome Back

Today I’d like to share a new way to share your favorite holiday snaps. Using Serif Craft Artist I took some of the photos from holiday and turned them into cards and postcards, I’m thinking of combining them into a set for a Christmas or Birthday gift.

The Shakespeare Collection; Part 1; Shakespeare's Birthplace

The Shakespeare Collection; Part 1; Shakespeare’s Birthplace

As well as Craft Artist software I used Vintage Paraphernalia digikit available from Daisy Trail. This photo was taken at Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

This one is from Ann Hathaway’s cottage, more designs in the coming weeks. I love vintage don’t you? Thought it went really well with these kinds of images too.

Shakespeare Collection: Anne Hathaway's Cottage; Card

Shakespeare Collection: Anne Hathaway’s Cottage; Card

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

PS Soz about the typo, I only just spotted it oops!! Dear old dyslexia strikes again. I blame my Mother for telling me to spell things as they sound!

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Oriental Card

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It’s AGES since I’ve made a card. A friend of DHs is poorley in hospital at the moment and she is a fan of Chinese brush painting. I adore all things oriental so I created this card to cheer her up.

Oriental Card

Oriental Card

I have some notion that red cards bring good fortune? (or was it just a TV advert?) So hoping the red card will speed her recovery by cheering her up.

Turns out its my 5th blogging birthday with WordPress. (Good job they told me ;) ) Many thanks wordpress for being a fabulous host.

Sending virtual birthday cake to all my loyal readers and to those who just dropped by today.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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