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I hope you will enjoy looking at some of the templates I design using Adobe Illustrator for Cameo, Craft Robo/ Silhouette, Cricut and other electronic cutting machines.The templates can be purchased from my Design Store at craftsUprint. I shall also be regularly posting freebie files here on my Blog.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Freebie Thanks Aperture Card

Last freebie for 2011 but I think Thank You cards always come in useful at this time of year - hope you like it and I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year.



Download gsd/studio compatible file here
Download svg file here
Download backing paper here


Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I came down with a cold on Boxing Day so decided to have a lazy day in yesterday and managed to design these two new cards which are available on my website.



Thursday, 22 December 2011

Happy Christmas

Well I'm back from my holiday - it went by so quickly but we loved La Palma and it was lovely to get some nice warm sunshine. A bit of a shock to arrive back in the UK to freezing cold weather but at least it's a little milder now !! I would just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. A special thank you to all my customers for buying my templates and also to those who have been kind enough to take the time to leave comments on my blog which was another new venture for 2011.



Monday, 5 December 2011

Giant Snowflake Card Freebie

This will be my last freebie before Christmas as my holiday starts on Friday and by the time I'm back getting ready for Christmas will put crafting on the back burner I think. We have had snow here today so that inspired this card - hope you like it - I think it would look nice with some glitter on it so if anyone makes it I would love for you to send me some photos and I'll post them when I get back.



Download gsd/studio compatible format here
Download svg format here

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Hanging Baubles Card

Finished this today - took me a while to decide what colours to use but I think it looks quite traditional in the red and green. I used some gems and bits of peel of border to finish it off along with the bows. You can find it here


Thursday, 1 December 2011

Shoes and Boxes Aperture Card

Finding it a bit hard to come up with something that's not Christmas related as everywhere you look that's all you see. Anyway this is my effort for today - I used bits of scrap paper from my stash for the shoes, handbag and boxes You can purchase the template here and the spots and stripes backing papers are included.

Only a week to go now and I shall be going on holiday in search of some winter sunshine in the Canary Islands - can't wait !!



Sunday, 27 November 2011

Three New Cards

Just put these up on my website - two more Christmas Cards and a New Baby Card. I keep saying I've done Christmas but still keep coming up with more !! I used Glamour Dust to give some sparkle to the Chimney Card and I ran the JOY letters on the baby card and the letters on the Noel card  through my Cuttlebug using the swiss dots folder. I think I have almost worn that folder out as I use more than any other I've got.




Monday, 21 November 2011

Another one for Christmas

I've actually done all the cards I need for Christmas but still keep getting ideas so I'll have to save them for next year. This another step card decorated with Poinsettias which I have painted with glitter glaze and it it looks really sparkly and seasonal. The template and paper is available on my website


Monday, 14 November 2011

Bauble Step Card

This is the first finished card I've made using my new Cameo and I'm still really impressed with it. You can purchase the template here and the backing paper is included. A usual it's available in Studio, svg and gsd formats.


Christmas Stairs Pop up Freebie

I think I'm beginning to run out of Christmas ideas now but I thought this was quite novel.I think quite a plain front suits a popup card - what do you think. Hope you can use it.


Download GSD/studio compatible file here
Download SVG file here


Friday, 11 November 2011

My New Best Friend ....

....is a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. I was determined not to be tempted as my Silhouette SD is only a few months old but the reviews were so good and the thought of the 12" cutting area and the ability to cut much thicker card won me over so I ordered one on Wednesday, it arrived yesterday and I have been happily playing with it ever since and it is brilliant.I have been using the Studio software for some time now and it is so much better than Robomaster once you get used to it plus it has the bonus of being able to open gsd files as well. If anyone with a Robo/Silhouette hasn't tried it yet I would urge you to give it a go. There is a link to the free download on the right hand side of my blog and it can be used with older models of the Robo/Silhouette.  My little one will now be winging it's way to ebay I think as I don't really need both although I feel a bit sad about letting it go as it worked really well for me.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

A New Christmas Card and another Freebie

This is a fun card for the kids I think. I used a lot of glitter on this card and the floor of my craft room is now very sparkly !! All you need for the card is included in the file along with assembly instructions. You can find it here

Today's freebie is a Get Well Pop-up insert. Just decorate a card base and fit this inside. Hope someone can use it. Have a nice weekend.

Download GSD/studio compatible file here
Download SVG file here

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Feebie Christmas Candle Card

Another freebie for Christmas. Also can I just say thank you to those of you who take the trouble to leave a comment or send me an email - it's much appreciated.


Download GSD/studio compatible file here
Download SVG file here

Monday, 31 October 2011

Birthday Wishes Step Card

I've designed this with a special friend in mind. Before I rolled up the flowers I used some glitter paint on the edges and it gives them a lovely effect.  The file includes the box, instructions for rolling the flowers and also the spotted paper that I used.  You can purchase the template here.


Monday, 24 October 2011

Two Snowmen Cards

Two designs for today featuring snowmen and a snowlady !! You can find them on my website and the backing papers are included.





Sunday, 23 October 2011

A freebie for quick Christmas Cards

I make all the Christmas Cards  I send but I have to make so many that I have to admit that only close friends and relatives get 'special' cards for all the others I just do something simple that I can easily repeat. This is what I'm doing this year using my Cuttlebug and a simple word topper. The Embossing folder I used is by Crafts Too and I bought mine on ebay, There are some lovely designs - the one I used is called Christmas Tree Frame. Click on the links below if you would like the Noel template.

Download GSD/studio compatible file here
Download svg file here

Saturday, 22 October 2011

A new Art Deco design

Another in my range of Art Deco Cards. I found the green paper in my stash and it has a nice glitter effect so I thought it would look quite effective for the dress. The template is available on my website


Saturday, 15 October 2011

Scalloped Oval Freebies

I always think you can never have too many mats or frames so I thought I would share these. Hope someone finds them useful.
Download GSD/studio compatible file here
Download SVG file here

Friday, 14 October 2011

Starry Noel Card

This is my latest Christmas design - thought I would try a different shape rather than the usual square or rectangle and am quite pleased with the result. You can find it here on my website. I think I'm going to have a break from Christmas now and try to think of something else to design.


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Freebie Christmas Card

Christmas designs are all I seem to be doing at the moment so I thought I would share this freebie template with you. I think it would look quite nice with some sparkly paper behind the tree but didn't have any to hand. Found the ribbon in my stash and thought it just finished it off.

Download GSD/studio compatible file here
Download SVG file here

Also did this one with  one with a candle theme. I used pearl card for the toppers but it doesn't show up in the photo. The backing paper is included with the file. You can find this on my website


Friday, 7 October 2011

Last two cards for this week

Has quite a lot to do this week so haven't had much time for designing but I managed to do these two cards today when I should really have been doing some ironing !! To finish off the Christmas Card I put some glitter on the berries and cut up some peel off borders to give some dimension to the leaves. I was going to use a silver pen but the peel offs seemed easier. Both the templates are available on my website




Monday, 3 October 2011

1st Designs for October

Made these  cards today - another Christmas Card and also a Birthday /General Purpose card. I decorated the butterfly with glitter but it doesn't show up much in the photo and I used a red gem for the centre of the Poinsettia. Both the templates are available on my website



Friday, 30 September 2011

Halloween Card

October is almost upon us so here is a Trick or Treat Card for Halloween. You can purchase it here and the file includes the two papers I used for the card.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

More Christmas Cards

Seem to be on a roll with Christmas designs at the moment. I painted some glitter glaze on the Poinsettias on the Step card although it doesn't show up very well in the photograph. I think I might add some sparkle to the snow in the Winter Wonderland Card. Both templates are available to purchase on my website.



Friday, 23 September 2011

Three New Christmas Designs

Found a bit of inspiration today and produced these new Christmas Card Templates. I used a little glitter on the Snowflake in the centre of the SNOW card and used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder to emboss the letters on the Christmas Word Card. On the Noel card I used a fine marker pen to give the snowman his eyes and stuck on tiny gems for his buttons. You can find the templates here and all are available in GSD, Studio and SVG formats




Freebie Flourishes

Thought these might be useful for adding decoration to cards or Scrapbook pages. Hope you like them.
Download GSD/studio compatible file here
Download SVG file here


Monday, 19 September 2011

Christmas Scene Aperture Card

First template I've done since my holiday - been too busy catching up with the washing and ironing !! The template is available in svg, gsd and studio formats and you can purchase it here. The backing paper is included with the template.


Freebie Christmas Backing Papers

The weeks are rushing by and Christmas will be here before we know it so here are some Christmas Backing Papers for those who are starting their cards early. These are my copyright so Personal Use only please.



Download Snowflakes & Swirls GREEN here
Download Snowflakes & Swirls RED here

Friday, 26 August 2011

Last Freebies for a while

I am going away on holiday on Sunday so this is my last offering for a couple of weeks. We are going to the Greek Island of Thassos where we shall hopefully find some lovely sunshine. Really looking forward to it although feeling guilty having to put our cat, Douglas, in to the cattery. This will be  the first time for him to be boarded without his mate Wallace who we had to have put to sleep in July so we are hoping he will be OK as he is a very sociable cat who loves company.

I have put a closed notice on my website as I'm not sure I'll be able to find any wifi connections and not sure that I want to anyway !!

Hope you like these free baby papers
 Download Baby Blue paper here

Download Baby Pink paper here

Monday, 22 August 2011

Lattice Card with Spiral Roses

I'm really pleased with this design and it's very easy to make. I added as little glitter glue to the edges of the roses but it doesn't show up too well in the photo. Included with the file are some instructions on how to roll the spiral roses and a template for a box as this would definitely not go in an envelope !! You can purchase the template here

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Freebie Borders

Here are some borders in 3different  lengths to co-ordinate with my freebie Doily topper. Hope you like them
Download Studio file here
Download GSD file here
Download SVG file here

Monday, 15 August 2011

A Freebie Topper

A free doily effect topper and mat for you. Hope you like it and if you download it it would be nice to receive some comments.


Download SVG File here
Download GSD/studio compatible File here

Another Two

Think I've got my mojo back - two more designs I've done today. You can find them here
For the Poinsettia card I cut the flowers on red card and then gave them a coating of glitter paint and it really brought them to life.


Sunday, 14 August 2011

First Christmas Designs for 2011

I know it's only August but the weeks fly by so I thought I'd better make a start on some new Christmas designs for this year. Only managed two so far but have got a few more ideas in mind. You can purchase them from here.