A Beautiful Princess to join the family

 Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

and Another beautiful boy

 Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

Another gorgeous grandson to love

 Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

Another Beautiful Grandson to Love

 Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

Lachlan James Hastings Hosking has arrived!

 Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

Monday, December 28, 2009

Clown Birthday Card using RM00009

I have used Sharon's RM00009 - Clown1 Hobo , a digital personal cutter file, for this card. I shrank this file down by a third and it still cut really well. I used card for all the pieces except the eyelashes which were cut out of paper as they were so small. Isn't he a cutie!




Thanks for looking!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009 Layout!

I am now lucky enough to be on Sharon Mobleys CT team. She is an exclusive seller of personal digital cutter files at Visual Designs by Chris.

Here is my first layout as an official member of the Team. I have used RM00029 - Christmas Overlay available in the Store now.

This file includes the tree, border, presents and decorations! Cuts like a dream. Available in KNK, AI, GSD (resized to 8x8), WPCv14 and SVG formats.



Rebekah, Chris and Nicholas in front of the tree!

Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Just popping in quickly to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Layout using CD00621 - Sledding

Bet you never thought you would see a layout like this from me! LOL Although we are sweltering here in Australia, my daughter is enjoying a true winter in the States!

These are some photos of my daughter enjoying a recent heavy snow fall in Virginia where she is working as an Au Pair. She is having a ball having never seen snow like this before. We don't get snow like this in our part of Australia. The children had a lot of fun sledding down a small hill near their home.


This file from Chris Durnan was perfect for these photos. This is a personal cutter file CD00621 Sledding and this layout was created to show that these files also work perfectly digitally!








Thanks for looking!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New file in Card-i-ology Creation's Store at VDBC

Tina from Card-I-ology Creations has a new file available in the Visual Designs By Chris and the More Team Store. It is perfect for this time of year as it celebrates activities that take place on Boxing Day.

The Sydney to Hobart Yacht race is a HUGE race that takes place here in Australia on Boxing Day. Many years it has been dogged by bad weather, but it is fantastic to see those enormous yachts racing from Sydney to Hobart. A very exciting few days!


Tina's file also includes titles for Boxing Day.... a day traditionally reserved in England for giving the Poor a "box" of goodies the day after Christmas. hence the naming of the day!


but that's not all..... this collection also includes a cricket bat and title. Now you can scrap your Cricket photos, usable for your child's cricket matches or maybe a Test you have been lucky enough to see!


I think you'll agree... a wonderfully useful and versatile collection of files.


...... and here is my layout using some of Tina's files from this collection.



Even the paper-pieced Yacht is included!

have a great day wherever you are!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas Card freebie

Hi, every now and then I open up my KNK software and start designing something. I love the stylized tree on this card and wanted to reproduce it. then began a search on "how"!

This is the first time I have actually used Illustrator to design an element for my cutter. I made a triangle shape for the tree, then applied a "scribble" effect, messed about with the settings and this is what I ended up with.


I would like to thank Sue (Barracudasue) for test cutting the GSD for me as this is the first time I have tried converting from the KNK format I use.


The download file contains KNK; GSD; AI and DXF format. Download HERE . Password (if required) is "creative" .

Please leave a comment if you download, I appreciate them all. It would be nice to get a comment from a visitor that wasn't one of the freebie sites advertising (although I really appreciate the work they do spreading the word about freebies!).
Have a great day wherever you are!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Another Card for Hanukkah

I had to make another card for Hanukkah using these latest files from Chris's QMC.

I have applied a metal style to the Star of David border and the Menorah from CD00631. I copied the flames from the mat for the Menorah, resized them and added a gold style to one layer and a glitter style to the second layer to recreate a flame like appearance to the candles. The Star of David cutout is from CD00630 - Hanukkah Tags and I cut this from the front of the card to reveal the layer underneath.




Thanks for looking

Happy Hanukkah using CD00631 from VDBC

Chris has the most amazing personal cutter files as part of her QMC . For a small cost you have access to over 20 files to download. This set of files was a recent addition to the QMC. I have used the Star of David and the Star border from CD00631 to create this card.

I love that Chris takes on as many different requests, beliefs, likes and dislikes as possible. She is truly dedicated to providing the best there is!




Card created in Photoshop to demonstrate how easily personal cutter files can be used in Digital programs.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Creation using some of Diana's Designs

This is a card I have designed using a personal cutter file by Diana's Designs of Paperthreads.

JOY was a freebie available on Diana's Blog and has a style applied to it. The Dandelion is also a cutter file that I have used in shades of gray to suggest stamping, I like the final effect.




Card designed to show cutter files can be used digitally successfully!
Digital kit by Booland Designs
Thank you for looking,

New Template freebie - #17

Jumping around with Template freebies now. This is a layout I have created using Template 17.

Nicholas just loves being in the pool!




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Please come back and leave a comment if you download, I appreciate them all.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Layout submitted for Challenge

Just recently Diana of Diana's Designs held a Sketch Challenge on her Blog. I decided, almost at the last minute, to take part.

I used DW00030 - Bees and Beehive for my double layout. I had some photos of Nicholas in a silly mood and they seemed perfect for this layout ""Bee-ing" Silly!" .



Doesn't he look so cute in that Dr Suess hat LOL

Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!

digital kit used - CLD Feb09 Collab

New layout for Card-I-ology Creations

This is the insert I hope to use in some of my Christmas Cards this year, assuming I ever get around to writing them LOL . This is a picture of Nicholas from his school photos this year. I can't believe that he has almost finished this year at school, where has the time gone!

I have used a personal cutter file designed by Tina Mansfield which is available for free at the moment HERE . The file includes the Title and the cute little Penguin.



recognise the template I used..... ?? This is my Template 7 as given away here on my Blog recently! It worked really well here, I love how it looks.

Thanks for looking,

have a great day wherever you are!

digital kit - GP Dec07 Collab

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Autumn Beauty - CD00158

These are some pictures of the trees lining the main road into our little town this Autumn. It was wonderful to watch them all change colours during the year, but this has to be my favourite time of year.

I have used a personal cutter file CD00158 - Autumn Beauty which was perfect for these photos. This file includes the mat of leaves as well as the Title.





A layout designed to show that cutter files can be used very effectively digitally!

Thanks for looking,

cheers, caz

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trying again - Template #7

Trying again with a freebie! Hopefully I won't upset anyone again with my freebies but please feel free to get in contact if you feel I am in the wrong.





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Please leave a comment if you download. Thankyou!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Freebie - Template #6

I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My daughter, who is an Au Pair in Virginia, seems to have had a ball for her first Thanksgiving experience!

We finally got some rain, not a lot and you wouldn't know to look at the countryside, but it did put a few centimetres into the rainwater tank that feeds the house, so that was nice.

I have another Template freebie for you. I hope you like it. If you ever feel like you would love to share, I would love to see your creations..... email me and get a little thankyou surprise!





This is a very simple Template, but does leave you plenty of room for your own creativity to come through!

It has been bought to my attention that the frame in this template is not my creation. That is correct, I have used a frame as supplied by Gunhild Storeide . I have given credit to Gunhild in my TOU but hope that stating credit on my Blog will appease those who believe me to be stealing. I only use CU allowable items in my creations and credit is always given in my TOU. I have also removed the links to this template. Sorry

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Please leave a comment if you download, I read and appreciate each and every one.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Card using TM00092

All I want for Christmas is Friends and Family around me, healthy and happy.

This is a Christmas card I have designed using TM00092 - All I Want. This is a personal cutter file but I wanted to show how these files can also be used digitally really well.
Bonus.... all files are on special this weekend at Visual Designs By Chris!


Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Template freebie - #5

Hey there, I finally have some Internet connection, so while I do..... a new freebie!

We have had power cuts, stinking hot days (over 45C) and catastrophic fire warnings for days now. Today, it has cooled down a little bit, but we really need some rain. If we don't get some soon, we will be looking at buying in more water just to live!






This is a layout featuring my gorgeous son messing about with some little fishes he and his Dad caught. However, whilst play acting eating the fish, it slipped! and he nearly ended up eating one for real!! LOL

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Please leave a comment if you download, I appreciate them all.

have a great day wherever you are!

Ewe Are Loved - Card-I-ology Creations


Using Card-I-ology Creations "Ewe Are Loved" file to ceate a "Happy Anniversary" card. This is a personal cutter file which is currently available for FREE at Designing With DieCuts !

I have applied a mulberry paper style to the lamb, which has turned out to be very effective! I have added stitching across the paper ribbon and added a glitter style to the title "Happy Anniversary"

Thanks for looking,

"Welcome Spring" using CD00623

Another gorgeous file being offered in Chris's QMC. This "Nostalgic Streetlight" is just stunning, I love it. I decided to use it as a "Welcome Spring" card which could be used as "Thinking of You" card. I am really pleased with the way this card turned out.

I have used a wood style on the streetlight and a clear acrylic style to simulate the lit lamp.




Join the QMC and add this, and many more, wonderful files to your cutter collection!

Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

QP freebie to go with Template4

Some time ago, I used my Template Four to create a Quickpage using my "Only Time" kit. So, now that I am offering the Template this week, I thought it a good time to offer the QP as a bit of a bonus. I hope you like it.


Link to download HERE. Link removed Password is "sweetness" without the quotes.

A huge thankyou to those that left me a comment when downloading the Templates, I really appreciate them. Please leave a comment if you download, they make my day!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Monday, November 16, 2009

More layouts as a CT at VDBC

Both Lori (Beloved Keepsakes) and Tina (Card-I-ology Creations) gave away lovely freebies for Veterans Day. As I have been away, I hadn't the opportunity to put them to good use, but I have worked on them this morning and am really pleased with the results.

I have used Lori's "Veteran's Day" and (on side B), Tina's "The Real American Idol". I hope I have done you proud girls :)

The images are from the Internet, and the digital kit is mine.



Thanks for looking,

have a great day wherever you are!


Nov09 Sketch Challenge at VDBC

This is my card for the sketch challenge for November in the Forum. I have used CD00499 - Wedding Words2 and one of the doily style mats as supplied for the challenge. Head over to the forum and you can participate in this challenge and also get free files designed by Chris.... so you know they are great!



I have applied embossing styles to the brackets and the "Love" title. The digital kit is one that I designed.

Thanks for looking,

cheers, caz

Christmas Card using CD00612

I have designed a Christmas Card for the Nov09 Week3 Challenge that Darcy is hosting. The challenge was to Jazz up the Holidays! I have used Chris's CD00612 - Chilli Pepper to create my card.




I have used glitter styles on the title and the star. I have also embossed the chillis to make them really stand out!

Thanks for looking,

cheers, caz

New freebie! Template Four

I'm finally home, but what a homecoming. Our phone is not working and we have had several power failures which is really annoying as it is really hot (over 40C) and no power means no fans!

but.... I still thought of you, my followers (although it appears my follower numbers are dropping like a stone as well boohoo) and have got a new Template freebie for you all.



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Please leave a comment if you download, I appreciate them all.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Challenges posted today at DSG!

Once a month I post new challenges over at Digital Scrap Garden. Today's the day!!

DecoMania Challenge:


Head over to the Forum to download a freebie mini Birthday Kit and create a Birthday layout or a Card!




Garden Salad Challenge:

This month's challenge is to create a monochromatic layout in Blue!




Weeds and Wildflowers Challenge:
In this Forum, I am running a challenge to create a layout centered around a pumpkin!




Don't forget that for each challenge you complete over at the DSG Forum, you can earn 20 seeds. These are then added to gether and converted to dollars to spend in the Store!

have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, October 30, 2009

New Template freebie

Just popped in to deliver a new freebie before I head off to Adelaide for a couple of weeks. So no new freebie til after the 15th November, but I will have challenges up at DSG, so head over there and check them out, never know what you might find!






Layout created by Pam (Mom22) !!



This is a photo of a Dinosaur Quilt that my 13yo son, Nicholas, made. He started off with the panel and then had to measure and cut the strips for all the borders. He had a friend of ours, Ruth, guiding him and I sewed the back of the binding but that is all the help he got.

He did ALL the work himself. I am so very proud of him and he loves it!

I have used DinoSAUR by Sharon Langford Designs, originally available from Inspiration Lane. As soon as I saw this kit, I wanted to use it to scrap this photo!.

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Please leave a comment if you download.

Have a great day wherever you are!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sale for November

hey there!! I hope you are all having a great day! it is a little cold here in NSW and very windy. We are trying to clean out the pool and get it ready for Summer, hard to do when it is freezing outside! LOL

It's my birthday next month and I am having a SALE to celebrate at DSS and DSG. Click on the links to check it out. SALE will run from the 1st November to the end of the month, so you have plenty of time to shop and make me rich ! LOL




Have a great day wherever you are!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Layout created using TM00083 - Love Blooms

This is created using a personal cutter file, TM00083 - Love Blooms by Tina Mansfield of Card-I-ology, on a digital layout.

These are photos of my DH and myself on our Wedding Day, almost 3 yrs ago. I have created this layout in Photoshop and applied Glitter Styles and Bevel and Emboss styles to the parts of the cutter file that I used. I love that there are so many different bits to this file as I was able to use some bits separately, like the lips and the "Always" part of one title as extras on my layout.




Created to show that Cutter files are not just for cutters, but can be used digitally very effectively as well.
Have a great day wherever you are!

New Layout using CD00605

This is my latest layout using CD00605 - Family Frame. This was one of the files available in the last QMC but you still have time to join this QMC which can be found HERE.

This is a photo of my In-Laws, my DH and my son and daughter on a recent visit to our home. This was my last chance for a photo shoot with my daughter as she is now working as an Au Pair in Virginia in the USA. Long way from Australia! My In-Laws just happened to be visiting at the same time, so we had a house full for a few days, it was great!


This file was perfect for this layout! The file includes the rectangle frame that I have used here and the Family title, but as an added bonus, also includes an oval frame as well! The frame around my photo and the "Family" have had styles applied to them.






Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Express Sale at DSS


Don't forget to check out the Friday Express category at DSS! I have a few items in the sale that are available for $2.00 each.... but only for the ONE day! Click on image to be taken to my Store!
Have a great day wherever you are!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New freebie Template#2

I have been really busy putting together this layout! It was for a sketch challenge at That's Scrap Inc, which although was for Halloween, I was allowed to create an Autumn layout as we don't celebrate Halloween here in Australia. I love this time of year, and fortunately, Gary had taken some photos earlier in the year of the trees lining the road heading into town. I found a gorgeous paper in my collection that was Autumn colours and a ribbon and a couple of buttons finished it off. The "Autumn Bliss" title is from the Oct09 N'Titled membership at TSI and is by Ducky of Ducky's Designs. Check out her website for lots of cutter file and scrapbooking freebies. It was perfect for this layout! I have also added some leaves that I had created into cutter files and resized some of them to give me my elements.




I am really pleased with the way it turned out, and as my Kindy Glitz order arrived just in time, I was able to add some "bling" to my layout which just finished it off!

To the reason you are here! This template has probably been one of my most downloaded out of my collection so far! I must admit, it is one of my favourites as well.





This is one of my most loved layouts! The photo is of my son and his friend with their "Heads down, Bums up!" looking for treasures on the beach at Brighton in Victoria.

Please come back and leave a comment if you download, I do read them all!

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Have a great day wherever you are!

Monday, October 19, 2009

New layout

I have just completed a layout that I was able to use for a couple of challenges on different sites. These are some photos of my daycare children when I was working in childcare, making funny faces. One of the children is showing a genuine emotion and I couldn't resist the picture. However, the other children all made up faces so that they could have their photos taken as well!

I have used the gorgeous DSG Oct09 Collab available HERE and the funny faces are personal cutter files for Shelly's Art Pumpkin Faces available HERE.


Thanks for looking and have a great day wherever you are!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New freebie!

I didn't get a Template Challenge posted at DigiScrapStation this month, and really feel that due to the poor response, I will not be hosting this challenge anymore.

That's the bad news... but on the upside.... I am going to go back to giving my templates away for free (for a short period of time) on my Blog!!

So.. here is the first template giveaway. Now, I am only going to have this Template free for a week! NO LONGER! so make sure you download it then, 'cos after that! it is gone!! LOL

because I cannot remember where we got up to with giving away my Templates as freebies on the Blog, I am going to start again, so this may mean that you already have the first few templates, but please check back for new ones for your collection!




Layout by me!


Layout created by Pam (BFF)!!
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Please leave a comment if you download as these encourage me to continue to offer freebies!
Have a great day wherever you are!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ladybug Friendship Card - CD00593 - Ladybug and CD00537 - Giggle Words both from 3rd QMC for 2009

I made a 7"X5" card and card front and then resized the CD00593 Ladybug to fit. The "Friends" word was exactly right for this friendship card and came from CD00537 - Giggle Words. Both these files were in the 3rd quarter QMC for 2009. Even though I reduced the Ladybug in size, it still cut like a dream and was easy to put together. This QMC is now closed but the 4th and last QMC for 2009 has just opened so get over to the Store and take advantage of this great deal ... over 20 files for just $10.00!





Isn't it cute!!

Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!

Ladybug Card using TM00004

Here is a card I have created using Tina's LadyBug Card file - TM00004. This cut beautifully and went together really well. I found a lovely black and white paper to go inside the card that went with the theme well. Altogether, a very cute file!






Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!

new layout using CD00602

This is a layout I have created using CD00602 - Random Thoughts available in last quarters QMC. Don't miss out this quarter, hop over to the Store and sign up for the new Quarter, the last one for this year.

I love this photo of my son and have scrapped it several times. I look at it and wonder... what are you thinking ? Chris's new file "Random Thoughts" went really well with this photo, I had to use it again!





This layout has been created in Photoshop and I have applied a bevel to Chris's file to lift it off my page.

Thanks for looking

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New freebie - another QP :)

Hi there, well I have had a busy weekend. Chris from Visual Designs By Chris celebrated her Store's one year Anniversary on the weekend with heaps going on. Paperthreads celebrated their 3rd Anniversary and they had lots going on as well. we also had a long drive on Saturday to meet my daughter and her hubby to pass over Nicholas (DS) for a week as he has just started his school holidays, so I hope he is having lots of fun in Sydney :) He must be, I haven't heard a peep from him since he left LOL

But now to the freebie and the reason you are here in the first place. Here is the second Quickpage using my Autumn Stroll kit. I hope you like it! Please leave a comment if you download as I appreciate them all and they are what keeps me designing freebies!



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Have a great day wherever you are!