Thursday, 30 November 2017

Daily Download Day 30 | Inspire Me

Before we get to today's download, I just wanted to let you know that I won't be participating in the December Scrap Twist Blog Train. 

In case you didn't know, the December theme is "Christmas Around The World", and the designers were to make their kits specific to their part of the world. As I would have been the only designer who experiences Christmas in summer, rather than winter, I felt that I would have had to make a large, comprehensive bundle to portray a completely different holiday season to everyone else. 

I freely admid that I am a perfectionist, and I found that I was feeling immense pressure to do something I could be happy about sharing with you. I have been suffering from depression and anxiety for many years now, and worrying about the December blog train was affecting my health. I felt so guilty about letting the other designers (and you!) down, but was reassured by the other admins that it would be perfectly OK to skip a month. 

So that is exactly what I'm doing, and it has been such a relief, healthwise. But I haven't been idle - I have been working on a baby bundle, and also a series of very basic tutorials for complete beginners to digital scrapbook design - I hope to share both of these projects with you soon.

We have had some extremely talented designers join us recently, and you definitely won't miss not having a blog train contribution from me! 

Thanks for reading this, and (hopefully) understanding why I won't be a part of the December train. 

Anyway, here is your final Inspire Me kit:


AK01 Brown Paper Alpha (8.27)
A full alpha, with upper & lower case letters, numbers, and a variety of symbols


Download from DROPBOX


Make sure you visit Scrap Twist to download everyone's 
wonderful Christmas creations!

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Daily Download Day 29 | Inspire Me

Well, here we are - almost at the end of November, and almost at the end of the Inspire Me daily downloads. Only 3 kits to go now - 1 element kit (today), 1 paper kit (also today), and 1 alpha kit (coming tomorrow). So, without further ado, here are today's downloads:


EK13 Frames (26.5 MB)
The rectangular frames in this kit are a perfect fit for the printable quote cards
you have previously downloaded.


Download from DROPBOX


PK20 Watercolour Rose Papers (17.1 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


Final day - final kit - final download TOMORROW!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Daily Download Day 28 | Inspire Me

Including today, there are only 3 days before you have the full Inspire Me bundle. I hope you are enjoying the downloads, and will find the kits useful. Today's download is another brick wall:


PK04 Graffiti Brick Wall 02 Grey (62.2 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


The final element kit, and the final paper kit will be available for
download tomorrow, with an alpha kit on the 
last day of the month!

Monday, 27 November 2017

Daily Download Day 27 | Inspire Me

A very "rosy" day for you here today, as both kits feature roses:


EK09 Doilies 02 Roses (59.8 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


PK19 Vintage Rose Papers (37.3 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


Another Graffiti Brick Wall paper kit tomorrow!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Daily Download Day 26 | Inspire Me

Another two kits for you to download today:


EK11 Flairs 01 Author Faces (3.42 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


PK02 Bordered Papers (57.4 MB)
These papers have a border at the top and bottom of the page,
although the bottom border is not visible in the preview.


Download from DROPBOX


It's a "Double Rose" day tomorrow!

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Daily Download Day 25 | Inspire Me

Wow! Less than a week to go to the end of the month - hard to believe! Here are today's kits:


EK26 Ribbons 04 (44.6 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


PK06 Floral Papers (30.1 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


Download another two kits tomorrow!

Friday, 24 November 2017

Daily Download Day 24 | Inspire Me

Another two kits for you to download today:

EK12 Flairs 02 Author Names (1.95 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


PK18 Tree Papers (61.5 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


Two more kits for you to download tomorrow!

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Daily Download Day 23 | Inspire Me

Here is your final Mini Word Cards kit:

EK20 Mini Word Cards 05 - Brown (19.5 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


Back to two kits tomorrow!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Daily Download Day 22 | Inspire Me

Have you missed any of this month's daily downloads? Don't worry, you can always get everything I post, as there is no expiry date on any of my kits. If any of the links don't work, just let me know and I will fix it for you. I have a lot of room on my file sharing sites, so everything will be available for a very long time to come. On to today's download:


EK07 Confetti Scatters (32.1 MB)


Download from DROPBOX

Tomorrow's download is the final Mini Cards kit!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Daily Download Day 21 | Inspire Me

Welcome! I'm back again with another element kit for you - this time, some butterflies:


EK06 Butterflies (46.2 MB)


Download from DROPBOX

Come back tomorrow for some confetti scatters!

Monday, 20 November 2017

Daily Download Day 20 | Inspire Me

Hi, and welcome back to the blog! Today's download is another bows kit, including 15 bows, although only 5 are featured on the preview:

EK04 Bows 03 (31.2 MB)



Download from DROPBOX

Tomorrow's kit will be some butterfly elements!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Daily Download Day 19 | Inspire Me

 Hello again. I have another two kits for you today:

EK21 Note Paper Quotes (2.89 MB)
(Something a bit different, quote elements that look as if they were
copied down, then torn from a notebook)


Download from DROPBOX


PK14 Soft Grunge Papers 02 (44.4 MB)
(This kit is the second part of Day 05's papers. )


Download from DROPBOX

More tomorrow!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Daily Download Day 18 | Inspire Me

I am finding it hard to believe just how quickly this month is flying by, and that we'll be in December in less than two weeks! The Year 12 students have just finished school here in Australia, and are heading to various places to celebrate "Schoolies" week. I'm so glad that my own daughter is well past her high school days, because I would be dreading her wanting to go off to the Gold or Sunshine Coasts for Schoolies. There's always a lot of trouble at these events - mainly the result of alcohol and drugs - an absolute nightmare for parents. (For those who don't know, Australia's school year runs from late January to mid December.)

But you didn't come here for all that, so here are today's downloads:


EK15 Journal Cards 02 - Unlined (9.15 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


PK05 Butterfly Papers (26 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


Come back tomorrow for two more kits to download!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Daily Download Day 17 | Inspire Me

Hello, and welcome back for Day 17's download. Today, I have another colourway in the Mini Word Cards - green, this time:

EK19 Mini Word Cards 04 - Green (20.7 MB)



Download from DROPBOX


Back to two kits tomorrow!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Daily Download Day 16 | Inspire Me

Back again, with another ribbons kit for you:

EK25 Ribbons 03 (11.2 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


Tomorrow's download: more Mini Word Cards (in Green, this time!)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Daily Download Day 15 | Inspire Me

Wow! Half-way through November already! At this rate, Christmas will be here before we know it. And then we will be starting a brand new year - 2018! How long has the Christmas stock been in stores where you live? Ours started before Halloween! (Which I really think is a bit too early!)

Here are today's kits - I hope you'll like them:

EK10 Doilies 03 - Handmade Paper (65.6 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


Today's second kit features the same papers as you downloaded 
on Day 10, but without any quotes added to them.


PK17 Textured Watercolour Roses 02 - Without Quotes (40.4 MB)


Download from DROPBOX


Come back tomorrow for another Ribbons kit!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Daily Download Day 14 | Inspire Me

Here are today's downloads:

EK22 Print & Frame Quote Cards (7.72 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE


PK12 Roses Papers (55.6 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE


Come back tomorrow for two more kits!

Daily Download Day 13 | Inspire Me

Hello again! I have another two kits for you to download today so I hope you will like them:


EK27 Vintage Roses (4.98 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK07 Floral Grunge Papers (56.8 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE

NOTE: The files on Dropbox & Google Drive are .zip files as usual, but for some reason, I could not get the .zip file uploaded to Jumpshare. I tried at least 6 times, but eventually gave up in the end; so the Jumpshare download is a regular folder, and NOT a .zip file.


There will be two more kits for you to download tomorrow!

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Daily Download Day 12 | Inspire Me

Today's download is the third Mini Word Cards kit - this time the purple version - and there are two more colourways to go after this one (green and brown). I like to give you different colour options for things - I always imagine a scrapbooker saying: 'I wish she'd made that in a different colour'! Anyway, here it is:

EK18 Mini Word Cards 03 Purple (19.6 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


Two more kits tomorrow: Vintage Roses & Floral Grunge Papers!

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Daily Download Day 11 | Inspire Me

Hello again. I have another two Inspire Me kits for you to download today:


EK03 Bows 02 (21.1 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK09 Handmade Papers 02 (32.2 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


Tomorrow's download is the purple version of the Mini Words Cards!

Friday, 10 November 2017

New Bundle!!

I have just added a new bundle to the Member Request album at Scrap Twist Free4All! Every month the members make suggestions as to what we design for them, and everybody votes for their favourite. November's winner was "Rocky Mountains", a place I have always wanted to visit - so, I took a virtual trip there over the last few days! The previews below show what I came up with:













No download links here, though, you have to be a member of Scrap Twist Free4All to get these kits! If you're not already a F4A member, don't worry, it's so easy: all you have to do is go HERE, ask to become a member (it's free to join). Once you've been accepted, just click on Photos, then Albums, and head to the Member Request Freebies, where you can download all the designer's extra freebies. Or go directly from THIS LINK.




Daily Download Day 10 | Inspire Me

Welcome back for more downloads! Today I have another two kits for you to download, some journal cards and another paper pack, but before we get to them, I wanted to ask if you have joined Scrap Twist Free4All yet? We have a real treat coming up for you this month, because the Member Request for November is "Rocky Mountains". I have been working on a medium-sized bundle for this, consisting of 7 element kits and 4 paper kits, and it should be ready to post on the F4A page sometime within the next few days. Something to look forward to!

Anyway, here are today's Blog Train downloads:

EK14 Journal Cards 01 Lined (9.18 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK16 Textured Watercolour Roses 01 With Quotes (42 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


Join me here tomorrow to download another two kits!





Thursday, 9 November 2017

Daily Download Day 09 | Inspire Me

Well, I promised you an unusual paper kit today, and here it is:


PK03 Graffiti Brick Wall 01 - Brown (69.1 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


Two more kits tomorrow!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Daily Download Day 08 | Inspire Me

Hello again, and welcome back for another day of downloads. Another two kits today, ribbons and polka dot papers, and here they are:


EK24 Ribbons 02 (11.8 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK11 Polka Dot Papers (52.2 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


Tomorrow's download is an unusual pack of papers!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Daily Download Day 07 | Inspire Me

Well, I'm finally back on track with this bundle - all the kits are uploaded to at least one of the file sharing sites! So, here are today's kits:


EK05 Brads (5.11 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK15 Striped Papers (31.1 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


Ribbons & Polka Dot Papers tomorrow!

Monday, 6 November 2017

Daily Download Day 06 | Inspire Me

Yes, I'm still here! I had Days 1-5 pre-posted here, and I'm now uploading more kits, although very slowly! Now, I'm going to have a big 'whinge' here, so feel free to skim over the next few paragraphs if  you're not in the mood to read my rant!

START OF RANT

As I'm sure you will understand, my internet is driving me insane right now, and I am definitely going to change my provider once my contract ends with this one.

Australia is changing over to the supposedly "reliable, super-fast" National Broadband Network (NBN) -- ha, ha! When the NBN was first proposed, it was supposed to be Fibre to every premises in the country, but that was downgraded to fibre to some premises (mostly in the big cities), with the rest of us having fibre to the node, then the existing copper-wire phone lines from the node to our premises. Once the NBN is available in your area, you have 18 months to sign up, and then your old phone and internet is cut off, leaving the NBN as the one and only!

(Personally, I always thought that having the phone only available through the internet was a big mistake, but that's what we now have. Your internet is off? Tough, you don't have a phone now, either!)

Anyway, I signed up to the NBN in April 2016, pretty much as soon as it was available in my area, and I was supremely happy with it for the first 12 months or so, but I've been having no end of trouble since then! Connection drop-outs, dismally low download & upload speeds, countless phone calls to my ISP (from my mobile phone, as the landline wasn't working because, gosh, the internet's not working!)

Oh, and don't get me started on ringing the ISP! First of all, you have to put up with the 'robot lady' who answers your call instead of a real human. (And the options 'she' gives you very often don't actually fit your problem, anyway!) Then, and this is the really fun part, you get directed to a call centre in another country - and you never get a native English speaker! I don't know about anyone else, but I have a real problem with accents over the phone. I'm OK if I'm talking to someone in person, but not on the phone. So it's very hard for me to understand the person, and for them to understand me. I believe that, if you're in Australia, you should have a call centre in Australia, and the phones should be answered by an Australian. Same goes for any country in the world, in my view.

So, you're trying to tell your problem to someone who can't understand you, and you can't understand them, and then they just 'fob you off' with whatever they've been told to say -- well, let's just say that the frustration levels get very high!

I do have brilliant computer tech guys that I've been going to for years, and I finally found out from them what the real problem is: The ISPs have to buy 'blocks' or 'units' of (whatever the internet comes in), and my cheapskate ISP, Telstra, didn't buy enough of them for everyone who would need to use it. So, for the first 12 months, when there weren't many of us connected, the amount was adequate, and speeds were great; now, when more of us are connected, we have to share that same amount, therefore, everyone's speeds are lower.

Just to illustrate, the maximum speeds for my type of connection are 25 Mbps Download and 5 Mbps Upload. When I tested the speeds the other day, both upload and download speeds were LESS THAN 0.2 Mbps!!!! So you can understand why I posted that warning message...

END OF RANT

OK, now to get to the reason you came here today - the daily download! Today's kit is a pink version of the Mini Word Cards you downloaded in Day 01:

EK17 Mini Word Cards 02 Pink (20.1 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


I would usually tell you here to come back tomorrow for your next download,
but I'll just say that two more kits are scheduled to be posted tomorrow:
Brads & Striped Papers!






Daily Download Day 30 | Inspire Me

Before we get to today's download, I just wanted to let you know that I won't  be participating in the December Scrap Twist Blog Tr...