Friday, 27 February 2009

Free Craft Downloads and Other Stuff

Well I've got most of my shows booked for this year. Doing some craft shows and some festivals. I don't high high hopes, with the financial situation being what it is at the moment and think we are in for a really tough year however it would be nice to be pleasantly surprised :-)

Free Craft Downloads is going stunningly at the moment, proves just how popular Card Making is in the UK at the moment (or maybe its people just looking for free craft downloads at this moment in time).

The on line Backing Paper Builder has proved to be a great success, much would than I would have hopped for when we launched it. We re now going to try and make a version which others can embed into their own websites.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Well after a lot of hard work we have now launched our "Backing Paper Builder". This is an online system which allows you to make your own customised backing papers in 3 different sizes and 2 different orientations.

We have been really really pleased with the feed back we have had on it so far. Everyone who has used it seems to have found it very straight forward and simple, which is what we intended it to be like when we first set out building it. We will ofcourse develop this further over the coming months so more feed back would be welcome either here or in our forum

There is a tips page and a lot of information is being put in the forum.

At different times of the year will will be adding different backing templates (you can choose to use these or solid colours) to reflect upcoming celebrations. At the moment we have some easter ones on there.

We are also experimenting with different fonts, the latest additions were to sets of "Wing DIngs" so you can use differnt types of symbols instead of words. This can give some lovely effects.

In the end the best thing to do is go to the page and have a play around. You can save any results you are happy with to your own computer so you can use them again and again and again. Here is an example of a very simple paper I did using just one symbol from one of the sets of WingDings.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

New Forum and Article

Well we have started a new forum which is for both the Free Craft Downloads and the Free Craft Stuff sites. There are obviously a lot of craft forums around at the moment so I don't expect this one to be too busy but at least it gives somewhere where people can make comments / suggestions about the sites. You can find the forum at . Stop by and say hello if you have time.

I have also written an article on Craft CDs about print quality and DPI. I wont bother repeating it all here but if you buy craft design Cds it may make interesting reading for you :-)