Wednesday, 21 December 2011

"MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!"...

Thank you everyone for all your support during 2011! As Christmas is only nearly four days away, I'd like to wish you all a very merry christmas, take care and have a wonderful time!

I'll be back early in the New Year with lots more exciting designs to come!

Have a lovely Christmas - Richard

NEW YEAR CARD - 2012

Simply print, score and fold!..."Happy New Year!" - Richard

JOY TO THE WORLD - BACKING PAPERS

Hi everyone...these are the final set of three Christmas backing papers for 2011! Where has the time gone? I just want to take this opportunity to wish all my followers and visitors a "Happy Christmas and New Year!". Big Hugs...Richard

Monday, 12 December 2011

FAUX PEARL BEADED BORDER STRIPS

CLASSIC CAMEOS (2)

CLASSIC CAMEOS

BLANK CAMEO DESIGN SET

FAUX CRYSTAL - A4 JEWEL FLOWER BORDER STRIPS

FAUX CRYSTAL - A4 JEWEL FLOWER BORDER STRIPS

FAUX CRYSTAL - A4 JEWEL FLOWER BORDER STRIPS

FAUX CRYSTAL - A4 JEWEL FLOWER BORDER STRIPS

FAUX CRYSTAL - A4 JEWEL FLOWER BORDER STRIPS

FAUX CRYSTAL - A4 FLOWER BORDER STRIPS

Thursday, 8 December 2011

FAUX JEWEL FLOWERS 3 - CRYSTAL DAISIES

FAUX JEWEL FLOWERS - 2

Here I have given you extra colours in various sizes, which will mix'n'match with all the others in the collection..."Enjoy!" - Richard

THE SIMPLY CRAFTS - - - FAUX JEWEL FLOWERS COLLECTION!

I am really pleased with the way these little beauties have turned out! With a photo-realistic look when printed, now we can bling any project to our hearts content..."Enjoy!" - Richard

DAMASK 6 BACKING PAPER

This is for the "Princesses" in your life! Brought right up to date in bright pink and black...unashamedly feminine!..."Enjoy!" - Richard

DAMASK 5 BACKING PAPER

Here, I've taken the olive green design (below) and added a warm golden sepia tone to give a warm and rich design..."Enjoy!" - Richard

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

DAMASK 4 BACKING PAPER

I love how I managed to capture the "time-worn" kind of fresco look to this paper! Being a neutral/olive green, this colourway will work for almost any project. "Happy crafting!" - Richard

DAMASK 3 BACKING PAPER

DAMASK BACKING PAPER 2

DAMASK BACKING PAPER 1

Here, I've taken an old damask element and created various patterns, then brought them up to date by adding the vintage / distressed backgrounds. "Enjoy!" - Richard

Sunday, 4 December 2011

***FAUX GEMSTONE & CRYSTAL EFFECT FLOWER SHEETS***COMING SOON!***

I am currently designing a range of gemstone and crystal effect faux flower sheets...designed in super-high resolution so that you can print the sheets, cut out the crystal effect flowers and embellish to your hearts content!...WHY pay for expensive crystal flowers when you can "Faux-It!" with Simply Crafts!

ETRUSCAN SCROLLS - BUTTERFLY PAPER

Here, I took the scrolls I used for the Etruscan card blank (below) and imediately saw that they would form into the most exquisite flourished butterflies! Again on a lovely warm caramel/cream background to match with the Etruscan card blank base. "Enjoy!" - Richard

VINTAGE A4 CHRISTMAS PRINTABLE

This gentle scene with the reindeers in the snow laden forest evokes warm winter thoughts and would make a great card panel front, or, why not print it out and frame it to display as part of your Christmas decor!...If you have graphic software - why not re-size the image to your liking. "Enjoy!" - Richard

ETRUSCAN ANTIQUE SCROLL - CARD BASE

I have designed this card blank so that the scroll work is blended into the softly distressed background...print out onto a good quality cardstock, fold in half, then decorate either in a portrait, or, landscape manner. "Enjoy!" - Richard

CHRISTMAS ANGEL PAPER

This angel is so pretty, I just had to incorporate her into this beautiful antique Christmas music score background! "Enjoy!" - Richard

VINTAGE JOURNAL PAPER

I designed this neutral colour scheme to coordinate with practically any other papers you may want to use with it! Again, this design is suitable for all ages and genders!  Print it out at any size by going into your printer's properties section. "Enjoy!" - Richard

VINTAGE BRITISH ISLES PAPER

This lovely calm colour palette would suit any occasion...especially as a background for a male themed greeting card!...Imagine printing the paper to size then decoupaging a car design etc on top for the focal point! If you live in the UK, you could even add a gemstone, to indicate were the recipient of the card lives on the map! "Enjoy!" - Richard

LONDON MONTAGE PAPER



This very dramatic montage (collage) of London's iconic sights would make a perfect background for a New Year card! Or, for all 2012's occasions eg, the Olympics...Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee! I loved working with the warm colour palette here - it almost seems to glow! Set your printer (look in the printer properties section) to print it out to any size! Enjoy - Richard 

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

***PLEASE USE THE IMAGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD! - BLOGGER DOESN'T SEEM TO EXPAND PROPERLY AT THE MOMENT! - Thanks Richard

PLEASE NOTE:

BY CLICKING ON THUMBNAIL IMAGES AT THE MOMENT DOESN'T SEEM TO GIVE A "SHOW ORIGINAL" LINK TO EXPAND IMAGES TO THEIR FULL SIZE FOR DOWNLOADING! This is BLOGGER and not me...I am trying to load all images to their full size on the main page.

Sorry for any inconvenience this is causing to my loyal followers. At least I can now upload again, last week it wouldn't let me at all? Gremlins!? I don't know, but, we'll carry on as normal, lol!

"Happy crafting!" - Richard

STEAMPUNK - "THE HANDS OF TIME" - CLICK TO ENLARGE

I've designed this backing paper as a companion paper to the design below ("Time Flies"). "Enjoy!" - Richard

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

VINTAGE FLIGHT - "TIME FLIES" PAPER - CLICK TO ENLARGE

I truly enjoyed designing this paper - "Time Flies" - I hope you enjoy too! - "Happy crafting!" - Richard

VINTAGE FAUX PAPER DECOUPAGE ROSES - CLICK TO ENLARGE

I've designed these faux decoupage paper roses to coordinate with the frames (below). They are the exact same size. "Enjoy!" - Richard

VINTAGE BUTTON FRAMES WITH FAUX PAPER ROSES - CLICK TO ENLARGE

These fun frames have the addition of coordinating coloured faux paper roses!

VINTAGE BUTTON FRAMES / PANELS - CLICK TO ENLARGE

I have designed these vintage button frames especially to coordinate with the vintage button backing papers (below). They would look great with the centre panels cut out to resemble a real frame or why not stamp a design into them, or add your own touch - just cut out! "Enjoy!" - Richard

VINTAGE BLUE BUTTONS - CLICK TO ENLARGE

VINTAGE PINK BUTTONS - CLICK TO ENLARGE

VINTAGE BUTTONS - BACKING PAPER - CLICK TO ENLARGE

These fob watch cut-outs, have a faded face making them ideal for your extra additions without taking over your design / message etc