Saturday, 22 December 2012

Cultiver Goes Digital !

People from all over the globe can now have the wonderdful  Cultiver- Indie arts & design experience digitally,  via the store's delightful Cultiver Christmas app available for only $0.99 at iTunes. 

The lovely ladies at Cultiver, together with  Tangible Media,  have joined together to create the first I hope of many, delightfully interactive publications.  Cultiver is an eco-ethical, handmade fashion, accessories and homewares store located here in Ipswich, Queensland - which specialises in ethically sourced, handmade products from local and Australian artisans.  

The 2012 Christmas issue,  entices readers with creative design and beautiful photography, and includes innovative and interesting interactive elements. Content includes craft tutorials, a recipe, movie review, poetry, an interview with a craftisan, a developing photographic storyline to unfold in future issues, and a blend of hidden surprises.

Are you creatively-minded, inquisitive and have a sense of humour? If so, then this is the magazine for you.

Buy it once and receive their Christmas specials for free in the coming years!

Cultiver Xmas for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Hop on over to iTunes and check it out.... 

Monday, 17 December 2012

Having a Hoot!!

Hi there,
I don't know about where you are at the moment, but here in sunny Brisbane, Australia it is a very hot and humid day.  Great for sitting inside, in the airconditioning and working on some new designs to share with you.
My owls from last week have now taken pride of place on these Birthday Card graphics that I have made.  Suitable for both adults and children, these owls look so cute - especially Mr Owl in his tie!!
Feel free to download these images for use on your own cards, I would love to see the results!

Select the link below the picture to be taken to the download site.


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Cards Ready to Send

Here are a few of the Christmas Cards I have created using the Free Christmas Downloads I am giving away.  If you haven't been over to collect your freebies please hop over to the Freebies page on my Website and check them out. Hope you like them :)

Sunday, 9 December 2012

An Owl Family for you

The lovely Terri, over at Cocoa Mint has been assisting me with setting up my own little digi downloads.  I love the simplicity and clean lines of her work, it's really worth having a look at her store if you like cute and simple designs.
Here are a couple of owls, complete with fashion accessories, that I have created for you to download for FREE!! Just select the hyperlink below and off you go. If this is your first time downloading with 4shared, you will need to register - but it is a pretty simple once only task.  The download includes png and jpg files of all the items you see in the image below.

Please leave me a comment if you download the files. As I am pretty knew to all this I would really appreciate your feedback/suggestions regards the download process. If there are any issues with the files please leave a comment and I will get onto it straight away.

Owl Family digital images
Enjoy these little cuties,

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Frames for you

I have been chatting to the lovely Terri from the beautiful Cocoa Mint store.  She makes beautiful clip art and has been kindly sharing her creative process with me, which I truly appreciate.  Here are a couple of frames that I created today after watching a small video that Terri sent me.  I'm loving these frames, so simple to create in Illustrator, and great to use on cards, scrapbook layouts, and basically anywhere you need to place a label - I'm thinking I gotta go buy some home-made jam just to create a tag for the jar!

If you would like to download the png or ai file of these frames, please select your option below.  If this is your first time downloading from 4shared you will need to go through a quick registration process before you can download, but I promise it isn't too painful, and it is a once only job.

Hope you like the frames as much as I enjoyed creating them for you.

Digital frames
Frames for you to download. 
   PNG files : download
   Ai file: download

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Tis the season...

A couple of days ago I posted some images that I had created using Illustrator here on my blog, as well as on the Papier Mouse Design website and offered them as freebies for you to download.  A couple of people asked me what to actually do with the images once they were downloaded .... well here is a sample of how I used them....

Papier Mouse Design Christmas Cards

It is such a great feeling to see the end product of something that I totally made myself! Well everything except for the gorgeous vector doily I used on the red card. The doily was a free download from Shutterstock, I added the text and another little tree that I created.
I also included a personalise message on the inside of the card ... when you have 5 sons, 3 significant others and one grandchild to include...writing all those names can get quite tiresome after the first few cards.
The image files used on the two white cards in the above image have been saved as png files.  This allows for  transparency, just incase you wish to overlap the images or print on coloured card stock.  I used Adobe InDesign to create my cards - but realistically you could easily create them in Word if you feel more comfortable with that.

So go ahead and download the images ( free downloads ) ... I would love to see what you create.

BTW ... the Freebie page over at the Papier Mouse Designs website contains the baubles image, as well as  another Chrissy download as well :)


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