A Beautiful Princess to join the family

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and Another beautiful boy

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Another gorgeous grandson to love

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Another Beautiful Grandson to Love

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Lachlan James Hastings Hosking has arrived!

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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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Link to download PNG format HERE Link removed

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.





Link to download PSD format HERE Link removed

Link to download PNG format HERE Link removed

Please leave a comment if you download. Thankyou!

Have a great day wherever you are!