Fantastic News & New Family

Can News be good and bad at the same time?

Well, I think it can – let me explain:

I have news for you that I consider beyond fantastic, and I think you will too. But at the same time this particular piece of news is followed by some consequences that both you ans I may find belonging in the “bad category”….

Here it comes: I’VE GOT A JOB!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

A real full time job doing things I love = communications.

It’s been about 6 years since I was last in a regular, paying job so both my mood and financial situation have got a serious boost. I am starting tomorrow and I can’t wait.

However —–

This also means that I will have much less time designing 🙁 But I promise not to leave you completely. I still need a break from time to time. But the frequency with which I post may slow down a bit. I still have lots in my “ready to post” folder and you may not notice anything right away, but I want you to know that it may happen at some point.

I hope you can be just half as happy as I am.

New Family

But that is not the only news of today. I also have a new family for you.

As you may remember, I have been extremely busy lately with a lot of new productions and changes to the site. The results will come gradually  over the summer, but today I can reveal the first one: The Enamel Family!

It’s a somewhat different family, but I think you will love it.

As one of the site changes, I have decided to move each family into their own pages to prevent the marathon scroll, and the enamel family is the first one to move in to their own “flat”.

Here is the Family Tree and below you will find the link to the page for downloading.

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Calendar Wallpaper – June

Finally, I am living up to another promise. As I missed the May Calendar Wallpapers, I better make the June version available today. As usual it comes in 3 sizes.

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That’s all for today. I wish you a wonderful June and promise to be back as soon as time allows.

XOXO

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Butterfly Framed Papers

Coloured Butterfly Framed Papers

Well, I’m done with my treatment and is now only waiting for the side effects to linger off. It’s strange that side effects often are worse that the illness you get treated for… But I’m getting there and I’m back today to give you a freebie oozing of summer. I have made you a paper pack of summer coloured, butterfly framed papers to brighten up your layouts.

You get 12 papers – 6 with cream background/coloured frames and 6 with coloured backgrounds and cream frames. All are 12 x 12, 300 dpi, and may be used for Commercial Use.

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Butterfly Framed Papers and more for Members

I have also uploaded 9 new products to the Members Area as mentioned in the latest Newsletter. Included is an “exclusive” version of today’s freebie – a pack of Butterfly Framed Papers where the frames are silver… They are now all ready for downloading in the following categories:

Papers

Preview ColourLoggedPapers 600 Preview 2014-1 w pp MA 600 Preview - TinTonesPapers 600 Preview - HealdicBevPP 600 Preview - FeatheredAutumnPP 600 Preview - Butterfly canvas-silver 600

Kits

Preview - Springtime Bundle 600

Overlays

Preview - SlavicSoulPP&OL 600

Elements

Preview - Pansy Frame 600

They can all be seen in the Members Area Gallery.

NOTICE – If you feel tempted to become a member, please hold on for a while. I am planning to have a Members Fee Sale later this month and I don’t want to take full price for it and the lower the price a few days later. So just hang tight and I will return with the details. All the products will still be available for you.

I will be back again soon with another element freebie, so stay tuned…

XOXO

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Framed Papers

Framed Papers – related to the Pressed Frame Series

Today’s Freebie is a 4-pack of Framed Papers kind of related to the latest Pressed Frame designs, but also in a class of their own. We are talking 4 solid papers in vintage style with different frames to glam them up a bit – some of them are pressed. They can be used as they are or you can add to them to make them even prettier.

All papers are 12 x 12 inches, 300 dpi, JPGs. You are welcome to use them for PU, S4O/S4H and CU.

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Newsletter – April 2014

The latest Newsletter was sent yesterday and I hope you all enjoyed it. If you have signed up but did NOT receive it yesterday, please make sure you have confirmed your subscription. You are also welcome to contact me and I will find out what went wrong.

Short Break

I will probably have a short break in posting as I have something I need to get done here at home (= boring cleaning 🙁 ). So don’t worry if you don’t here from me for 4-5 days. I will be back as soon as the dust bunnies are killed!

Vintage Pressed Frame Tags

Today’s Pressed Frame Freebie

I am almost done with my Pressed Frame series and today you get a pack of Tags. It contains 9 tags in different brown hues with beautiful pressed frames. Use them as you see fit – as text background, decorate them with images or brushes/stamps or print them out for labels.

The tags are 4 inches wide, 300 dpi, PNGs, but can be re-sized to you needs.

You are welcome to use them for PU, S4O/S4H and CU.

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My Easter

Since many of you were kind enough to wish me a happy Easter yesterday, I just wanted to let you know that I had a fantastic Saturday! Not only did I get spoiled with my mother’s cooking, but the real spring arrived yesterday so we were able to take our coffee in the garden enjoying the warm sunshine 🙂

Suddenly it didn’t matter that much that I was actually feeling “not-so-good”…

I truly hope that you were as lucky as me and were/is able to enjoy some lovely Easter days with lots of sunshine and family love.

Latest bulletin on the Newsletter

I know my long distance care takers tried to make me postpone the Newsletter to take care of ME, but I am actually – although not up to my best – feeling in the mood for making it. So the plan is publishing tomorrow (Monday at the latest). And besides the freebies it will actually contain News 🙂

Hope to reach you through the digital express…

Get out there and enjoy life to the fullest!

XOXO

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Vintage Pressed Frame Papers

More Pressed Frame

I am just popping by to wish you all a Happy Easter and to give you the next Pressed Frame Freebie.

Today’s Vintage Pressed is a pack of 3 papers in the same style as the Cards and Frames from last time. These papers are similar except for the colour hues. They are 12 x 12, 300 dpi, JPGs, and you are welcome to use them for CU.

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I hope you will find them as useful as the previous Pressed Frame freebies.

Newsletter

Even though we don’t celebrate Easter as a grand Holiday here in the house it is still days off and getting comfy with good food and relaxation. Tomorrow my sweet Mother is having the annual Easter Lunch so that day is “off computer”. That is nice, but it also means that Easter is not the time with the most on line time, and I still haven’t gotten around to writing this month’s Newsletter – sorry. I do, however, plan to get around to it on Sunday and you can expect another Vintage Pressed Freebie with the newsletter together with another Freebie and maybe even a third… who knows?

Now, I will go back to enjoying Easter and I suggest you do the same. See you soon 🙂

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Pressed – in so many ways

Being pressed in a good way

Have you missed me much? I could say I’m sorry for not posting in several days but you know what – I’m not! I was in a way pressed into it by my long distance health care advisors, who told me to rest and take it easy. So I did – and it was good (and necessary). Thank you to Vi and Stacey for taking so good care of me 🙂

Pressed designs

But today it is not only me that is pressed. The freebies I have for you have also been under pressure and I hope you’ll like it as there will be more of the kind in the coming week. We are talking “Pressed Frames” = different vintage element with embedded frames.

Today’s pressed designs are in 2 related packs – one with cards and one with the cards made into frames.

Vintage Pressed Frame Cards

In this pack you get 6 cards in old paper with different decorative frames pressed into them. You can use them as they are with only your text added, or you can decorate them with your choice of images and colours.

Each card is app. 4½ x 6½ inches, 300 dpi, but can be re-sized to you needs.

They can be used for PU, S4O/S4H and CU.

The pack is split into 2 Zips so make sure you download both.

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Vintage Pressed Frame Frames

Here comes the above pack of cards made into frames. Just add your pictures and you are ready to go.

The size and TOU are the same as for the cards.

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Newsletter

Due to my unplanned relaxation period the Newsletter will be a bit delayed. But I will try an get it out as soon as possible.

Have a Glorious Easter everybody – I will be back as soon as I can with more pressed frame items.

XOXO

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Family News

A family is not a family without family…

Uhmmm… What?

Well, what I mean is: Families have to grow to stay a family and the same goes for communities of several families.

That is why I am proud to introduce you to 3 new families in the NbF Community.

New families on the Blog

I could have made a funny title here about “New Kids on the Blog” but I wont 🙂

The Blog Family Community are happy to welcome 2 very special families:

The Real Egg Family

To mark Easter’s coming, a small family of real, vintage eggs have moved in. They are very nice but a bit reserved, which is why I have to make them PU/S4H.

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They can all be found HERE.

The Roula De Cos

Now, watch out… This family is descendants of old, French aristocracy and sometimes have an attitude. But don’t let them frighten you. When you get to know them they are actually very nice and helpful. Their door is always open if you need anything (except money).

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Come visit them HERE!

New material for Members

The NbF Members Area has also been joined by new members, including a new family.

The Wilsons

An old fashioned, down to earth family with lots of members making the neighbourhood a happy, lively place to be.

Wilson Family Tree 200

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Other new material – no relations

The Members Area also have 4 new Member tenants for you to get acquainted with.

Elements

Preview - Zodiacs_CU 600 Preview - Corner Ornaments_ALL 600

Alpha

Preview Vintage Tag Alpha 600

Overlays

Preview - MA_Double Border_CU 600

ALERT – IMPORTANT MESSAGE

I am having unidentified problems with my zip program so sometimes it corrupts a file or two in the zips for download. You have been kind enough to let me know when you find one of these, and I want you to continue doing so. Until now I have re-uploaded a few of the spoiled zips, but one of them just kept on being corrupted, no matter what I tried. That is why I am posting the missing file here now, so you can get it solo and un-zipped.

“DotEggs Felt Border big” from the “Cute Easter” kit posted on April 3rd.

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I’m sorry for the inconvenience and I will try to get to the bottom of the problem as soon as possible.

Well, I think that was all for now. I will be back very soon with new freebies – I’m going a little Vintage now…..

See you then 🙂

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Final Spring Festival Day

End of Spring Festival – NOT the end of Spring!

We have reached the final day of the NbF Spring Festival, and I have made a special Freebie for this day. Those of you who have not (yet) joined the Members Area will get a taste of what you will find over there. I have taken a Members Patter – “Vintage Ornament Pattern” and made you an Add-On of spring papers.

But as mentioned yesterday I will still be posting spring related freebies in the weeks to come. I find the colours and motives of spring delightfully calming – and pretty – so I will not entirely abandon them. But I also have some Freebies waiting that are totally spring-free, but more about those later.

There are 4 paper packs in today’s add-on but they are all the same pattern and the same colours. Only the size of the pattern is different from pack to pack.

The colour palette used is the same as I used for the “Cute Easter” Elements Pack so maybe you can find a way to combine the two…?

All papers are 12 x 12, 300 dpi, JPGs and you are welcome to use them for CU4CU.

I have separated the Freebie into 2 ZIPs so make sure you download both.

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Thank you all for having been a part of this year’s Spring Festival here on NbF. It has been a pleasure making spring material for you and I am already looking forward to the next Festival…… Maybe a Summer Festival?

Show off your creations

I also want to remind you that the “Your Gallery” is still empty. I would LOVE to see what you make with my material but you are also welcome to enter layouts made with other designer’s material. Please send your creations to me and I will make sure you are featured in the nicest way 🙂

Coming Up

As I wrote yesterday I will be passive on the postings for a few days. But Vi is absolutely right in her predictions – I will not take it very easy in those days, I will just be working “behind the scene” 🙂

When I get back I will be having a lot of Family News to share with you and you will also get the April Newsletter sometime next week.

So stay ready for another download marathon when I return.

Until then – “Live – Laugh – Love”

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Spring Backgrounds

2 x 3 beautiful Spring Backgrounds packs

Today’s Freebie is a real treat. 2 packs of Spring Backgrounds with 3 backgrounds in each pack. If I had to describe them myself I would have to use the big words but let me sum it up in just one: Exquisite! But I guess I’m not the one to judge my own work – you check for yourselves 🙂

Spring Backgrounds 01 – Beige

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The first background pack is in beige colour tones. 3 subtle, calm and delightful backgrounds for you to add on to with your photos and texts. All 3 have flower motives – spring flowers in the lightest pink.

Spring Backgrounds 02 – Sky Blue

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The second background pack is kept in light sky blue colours with feathery spring clouds and then added some birds and flowers as motives.

Practicalities of the Spring Backgrounds

All the backgrounds are 12 x 12, 300 dpi, JPGs. and comes in one ZIP for your download convenience. As an extra bonus, I have added the “clean” backgrounds without decorations so you can make your own spring backgrounds or whatever you fancy. They are also 12 x 12, 300 dpi, JPG.

Everything is approved for Commercial Use.

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Final day tomorrow

Tomorrow – Sunday – will be the final day in my Spring Festival. I have chosen a really pretty paper pack (ornamental patterns of course 🙂 ) for you. They are made from one of the patterns available in the NbF Members Area.

But the end of Spring Festival does NOT mean the end of spring and Easter Freebies. Something will probably pop up sometimes cause the end of a festival does not equal the end of inspiration…

Newsletter

The April Newsletter will be mailed by the end of next week so if you haven’t yet signed up – now is the time to do so or you will miss not one, but two Newsletter Freebies!!!

Have lovely weekend – see you tomorrow…

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Grunge Paper Frames – and sad news

Grunge Paper Frames

As today’s Spring Festival Freebie I’m giving you a collection of grunge paper frames in spring colours. They may be grunge paper frames, but I think the colours make them a happy bunch.

Each frame is app. 7 x 5½ inches, 300 dpi, but you should be able to change the size to your liking without problems. They are separate PNGs and you can use them for CU as well as PU & S4O/S4H.

As they are quite “heavy” I have split them into 2 ZIPs so make sure you download them both.

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I’m sorry – but I have sad news

I have taken the hard decision to close this site for good!

There are 2 reasons for such a dramatic decision:

  1. The costs for maintaining the site have grown to a size I can no longer afford.
  2. My energy levels does no longer live up to what is necessary to create the amount of freebies I want on the site.

So as of May 1st 2014 Nothing but Freebies will no longer exist! I will not keep it open as a passive site so you have 1 month to download what you want. After that none of the freebies will be available.

I am SO sorry to drop this bomb on you this way, but I found this date the perfect day to do so 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your April 1st….

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