Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gifts for Everyone

It's that time of year, isn't it? The economy is not doing us a favor with the predicament it is in; however, you'll still be able to give cute little what-nots to family and friends. Here's one idea I got from Stampin Inspirations by Maria:

Isn't this the cutest little goody bag? Guess what, it is a standard envelope. I've covered the front and back with designer paper.

You can even stamp images on plain colored card stock and use it too.

I put a snowflake and gem on the front of the candy, which is wrapped in more patterned paper. In fact, if you get the double sided paper, you'll save even more money. The candy is your typical Hershey bar (this one has nuts) and you can buy a bulk or so and save.

I added a chipboard embellishment, a ribbon and a sentiment ticket. There you have it - a gift under $5 but more valuable because it is handmade (and edible). The person can easily use the envelope to stash paper things like receipts, pieces of notes, etc.

How lovely is that? So why not become a follower and post our button on your blog so others can find a freebie gatherer place to call home?

Happy Saturday!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Old Photo Album

What a beauty of a blog we have for you now....This link was sent to me from 1cardcreator (Diane) thank you so much!.. See we can all come across something and think how big this resource will be when we find it all!

Isn't this just a stunning photograph and there are more at this wonderful site...

All she ask is...


These are FREE PHOTOS.
You may use them for anything,
but DO NOT put them into a collection for sale.
Thank you.

So get yourselves over there and get crafting!

But don't forget to follow us.. and if you use an image.. maybe come back and leave a comment with a link to your site on this post .. so we can all see... maybe you would also like to use our logo on your site...

Here it is....Old Photo Album 

Easel Card Tutorial

A tutorial here for the Easel Card.. the ones that are cropping up everywhere. 

Pictures steps along with diagrams.. very easy to follow.. how do I know.. cause I did the tutorial so has to be!!

Just a couple that I have made... so well worth giving it a try... once you have the idea of them.. you can make them bigger, the principle is the same.  Let us know if you make any as we would love to see them!

Here is the link... Crafty Cardz   

Please don't forget to tell your friends that we are here... follow us and maybe take our logo and put on your own blog.. ooo what about a comment or link back to your own creation from the template..Happy Crafting!

The Boxes Have It!

Have you seen those cute little 4-drawer boxes? Some even have an easel card on top. Well, if you've ever wondered how to make one and didn't want to buy the tutorial or the kit, check Kirsten's Blogg - she has put up a tutorial. Check out her blog - she makes some of the most awesome projects ever!

I thought it would be nice to try this...a second time. The first time was crappy, so if this is new for you, use scraps first, then move on to the cute papers you have. I learned that cute papers are key.

I wanted to keep the top simple because I think my paper (K & Company) is so cute. It has Santa there with a gift and there's that cute image from Tellen's Place of Edward and Ally all huddled under the Christmas tree. The dotted bow works well with the dotted paper. I used Lisa's Paper Town sentiment tickets because they're already printed and I don't have to think what to write. Sometimes, I just can't think... :D

I added a snowflake on each corner where the lace punch (Martha Stewart) papers didn't connect. Isn't the snowflake cute - like filigree - a pearl is a nice touch with the bows adhered to fabric lace on top of that.

If you open the card up, more embellishments (Making Memories) on the left. On the right I distress inked the lace punched paper with Versa Mark Hint of Pesto and adhered it to layered pattern paper. I cut out the presents from the paper I used on front, punched a tree with Martha Stewart's Xmas tree & ornaments punch, adhered those babies nad completed the box.

The knobs were colored with Copics.

The doubles sided paper worked particularly well so that you have something colorful inside the drawers as well as outside.

All in all, it's a cool (and free) project!

Here's a second one I did - pretty in pink.

The possibilities are endless in a crafting world, aren't they? ;)

Don't forget to follow us and post our logo on your site to tell others of our goodies we find for you. 

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Digital Doodling

Yep another FREEBIE for you...

Nip over to Digital Doodling cause she has reached her 200 followers and is giving away a lovely image of Tilly Claus.

Great in time for those that haven't finished their Christmas cards this year!.. of course the image on site doesn't have the watermark on. 

 Wendy has just taken on a new DT member and also runs challenges.

Ok.. don't forget to follow us.. tell your friends by hosting our logo please... leave a comment if you like some thing or even pleased we are finding all these freebies for you!

Here is her link....Digital Doodling   Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tellen's Place Challenge.. Freebie

Ok.. Ok.. now is your chance to grab a fantastic FREEBIE that Tellen's Place is giving away with their challenge this week...

Nip over there to see...  I entered the challenge so the image on the front of this card is the one you can get...

Quick.. oh and don't forget to follow us to see what we come up with next.. tell your friends and how about putting our logo on your site :))  Don't want much do we lol

Here is the link..... Tellen's Place

Mom's Break

Here is another cute site that has lots of free printables on... there seems to be a lot of advertising on these pages.. but sure enough there are things for us crafters and FREE .. so we can't moan about the site advertising now can we!

 A lovely little border of pink ribbons they designed for the October Breast Cancer Week.. so shows the site is still active and being used!

Also they have party invites.. great for those who have the youngsters and not enough time to design the invites etc..

Again the usual... don't forget to follow us, leave a comment.. nice to know you have visited us and check back often as always looking for FREEBIE pages!      
Here's the link....   Mom's Break

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You Tube Tutorial... Mini Album.

Yes.. I know.. but there are loads of tutorials on there that may or may not improve your crafting.

Anyway.. I have heard and see others making these and they are beautiful... so thought we would post this on here for you to see...   It is done by someone called... Follow the paper trail!  They do seem to have several posts on there... so you might have to work your way through them.  This is also a 10 min or so video... so might take a moment to load!


 This is a fantastic little site... she sells lots of her images.. but also has a section for Freebies.. yes .. I know.. and they are wonderful...

I will be posting a photo of one that I made earlier with her lovely image... I also made the backing paper that is behind it.. thought it went perfectly!

Anyway.. here it is! 

 So again... don't forget to follow us... nab our logo for your site.. the more the merrier we all say... and do let us know if you know of somewhere great that we can advertise on here...  

Have fun!

Card Therapy

Morning all fellow bloggers :)

Came across this fantastic blog today...Craft Room.. it is written by this super lady called Sue Lelli... and she lives in Texas.  Her lovely site is so pretty and so are her cards... here are a few..

So why are we directing you to her site?  Besides her beautiful cards.. she has all the sketches on there for the cards that she has produced.. now ok.. they are from other people's challenges but why not copy a few for your own card making layouts...just make sure you don't take them as your own... as none of us want to get into trouble.

But also .. yep I haven't finished yet... she does go into a little detail on how she makes the cards so that is also a bonus to isn't it!

So again... don't forget to follow us... nab our logo for your site.. the more the merrier we all say... and do let us know if you know of somewhere great that we can advertise on here... 

Here is Sue's blog....CARD THERAPY

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bits Of Paper Blog

This lovely blog has been passed on to us... at what a find it is.. thank  you!  Isn't it great that we all share!

Anyway.. the site is run by lady called Jamie Lane.. she seems to love bits of paper!... but not only that she brings you some Cricut files.  so for all of you out there.. why not jump at the chance to go over and see what she has to offer.

Her is a Wii box that she has on  her site... the directions are also there...

So if you have got some one a game .. then you can make your own box and decorate it.. how wonderful is that!

She also has a little online shop of her goodies for sale..

Again don't forget to follow us as we go out on our venture to find FREEBIES just for you!

Here is her link....Bits Of Paper

Crafty Cardz

Why not take a quick look at some Freebie Backing Papers that you can have a chance of winning.. they are posted at Crafty Cardz. 

These Seasonal Backing Papers have been designed for Tellen's Place for one of the challenges... so keep and eye on that.. and they could be exclusively yours!

Fun with pictures!

Ok.. not going to harp on each post with Free this Free that!  So what you can gather is that if we post something.. then it will have some form of FREEBIE on there.  Won't hurt you to have a look at some of the great sites we find!

This great little site I found has something to keep all the family entertained even something there for the avid crafter to make use of.  Well ok.. mainly for the kids.. but if the kids are happy crafting.. then this gives you more time to craft!  See the logic there... gee I am good!

See this will even entertain the young boys out there... they have many colouring pages.. for all topics... well worth a look!  Go on you know you want to!!

Don't forget to follow us to see what else we come up with!   Ok here is the link to their site...

Fun With Pictures...  have fun and come back soon!

Tellen's Place and Crafters Delight

Tellen's Place.......

Now what can I say.. this lovely blog is so sweet... it is run by a wonderful lady called Terry and she has just recruited her DT.. so on the 18th November we hear she will be giving one of her fantastic digital images away to help with the challenge she is starting ....

Her images are drawn by her son Markus.. they are just so cute... so well worth nipping by and taking a look.

She also runs Crafter's Delight... this stunning blog has plenty of how to or what is on.. and some great things that would inspire you... so don't forget to nip over there too!

Don't forget to follow us and let us know you have been by leaving us a comment!

Christmas Goodies and More! All Free

Not long now till Christmas and this time of the year... for some of us it means a very busy crafting time!  Long gone seems the day where everyone would sit down and make something special for friends and family.

But if you are on a shoe-string or just even being careful... why not take a look at this fab little site.  I came across this some time ago and just fell in love with their quirky little ideas... from Christmas decorations... patterns for knitting etc and even projects.

Don't forget to become a follower here... so you don't miss out on the next FREEBIE site we find.. just for YOU!

Look at this... learn how to make beautiful beaded Angels..

Then go on to do this beautiful no sew trinket box..

Well here is the link... don't forget to follow us and of course come back and show  us what you have made!

Happy Crafting.

All Free Crafts

ScrapGirls - Scrapbooking

Ahh as promised  searching the net... I came across this ScrapGirl site... seems lots going on there.. from some freebie scrapbooking pages but also a gallery and even a chat room.... But I didn't go into that.  Also they say if you sign up for their newsletter you will also be sent FREEBIES... nothing wrong with that now is there!

It looks fab for all you scrapbooking fanatics out there! Also remember that you can always use many of the items in card crafting too!

While there you could take a look at their forum and maybe their boutique!  Here are just a couple of things I found when lurking around there.

A FREE Ebook on Scrapbooking....

To a well traveled backing paper!

Don't forget to follow us before you nip off and take a look.. as you will want to come back and see what else we have found you!  Maybe you would like to put our logo on your blog... Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles

Well here we go... for our first FREEBIE.... Trying it two ways.. putting the information on and then asking and some I have asked first... so let us see what works!

Stretch N Bubbles is run by a lady called Alison... she lives in the States.  On her blog she sells her images.. which are just adorable!  

Look at these two below that she has on there as a FREEBIE at the moment.

Alison is a very accomplished crafter having won many contests and she has even been on the television!  I would love to but have heard it adds pounds, so that is a big NO NO!!  She is also part of the Play Date Cafe Design Team... lucky girl!

Don't forget to add yourself as a follower here before you nip over there to check out this wonderful site.... you want to remember where we advertise or give away the FREEBIES !


We all like freebies don't we.. and we all can not always find the time to search for them.  So hopefully here we will find lots for you as time goes by.  Also with the odd tutorial thrown in and yep that is for free too!

How can it get any better than that?  If we can't get the freebie on here and we like it...then we will point you to it!  Just make sure you follow us.. so you can find us again!

Well here goes... one our search for Freebies!