Summer Summer Summer – I Love It

Summer makes me a totally different person. I feel better both physically and mentally, and the sun and higher temperatures are a gift from above. And most important: I can spend time in my garden!

I love my garden. As I mentioned last year it is my therapy and makes me forget everything else. It doesn’t matter if I have to work hard or just sit back with a book, although the hard work is still taking over most of my time. I hope that next summer the garden will be according to my plans for it. But until then I just embrace it every day.

Enough “happy talk”, I just wanted all of you to know that I’m feeling good at the moment. And that allows me to take a short break from garden work to deliver you some freebies and make up for lost time. Can you believe it’s been more than 2 months?

To get the most of my up-time I decided to bring you a LOAD of freebies in one posting. The theme is “Colours of Summer” but they should be versatile enough to use all year.

01 – Coloured Wooden Frames Bundle (CU)

First up is a 5-pack bundle of coloured wooden page frames.Each frame is 12×12 inches, 300 dpi, PNGs

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01: DIY Tissue Flowers (CU4CU)

How about making your own summer flowers? This freebie contains the elements for just that. 8 colours with leaves and centers and I have also included 12 finished examples.

Layer them in the colour(s) you like and play around with shadows and styles.

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03: Crystallized Papers (CU)

A few weeks ago I got hooked on crystallized backgronds and just wanted to make some. Here are some of them – in colour and B&W.

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04: Rainbow Alpha (CU)

Nothing says colours like a rainbow. Why not make it into an alpha? Here is my version of a full rainbow alpha. A-Z, a-z, 0-9 + symbols.

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05: Gold Damask Papers (CU)

No summer without a little Glam. I have included this paper pack of Gold Damask papers to add elegance to your summer scrapping, but please notice that the colours are great for Christmas too (not that I want to think about that yet).

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06: Summer Compasses (CU4CU)

Summer is time for traveling and you won’t get far without a compass. Her is a bundle of 24 enamel compasses to guide you.

A closer look:

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I hope you will enjoy these summer gifts and look forward to come back for my next postings. They are already planned so re-visit on:

15th June – CU Blog Hop for Pixelscrapper

22nd June – New designs for Members Area

See you then and please enjoy the Summer in the meanwhile 🙂

Lots of Love

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Rainy Day

We are having a rainy day… A VERY rainy day!

My newly sowed lawn in raining away and what the water is not taking the birds are 🙁 But never mind. It’s a rainy day and that is a great opportunity to stay inside and do nothing but drinking coffee and watching bad TV – it is, however, Sunday 🙂

I have taken a break from the bad TV to post a little something for you should you ever have a rainy Sunday.

First is a little reminder of how great the outdoors can look on a sunny day. I have made a pack of colourful flowers to pretty up any layout.

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But now for the important part….

What to do with the kiddies on a rainy day. They need something to do all day and what could be better than LEGO? Even the adults find LEGO interesting. So I have made you a LEGO Alpha to play around with. I have even included a background.

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I hope this will keep you entertained. Me? I’ll go out in my garden an play scarecrow chasing the birds away from my (hopefully) soon-to-be lawn.

Have a great Sunday.

Lots of Love

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Gardening – Skills or Luck?

As mentioned before, I am now into gardening – or am I?

It seems almost impossible to keep up with the weeds. Remove them, and 2 days later new ones appear. And now that we have finally had some rain here on the island it’s even worse….

We have not yet been able to sow our lawn due to constant weed, and a garden just isn’t a garden with a dirt patch instead of a lawn! We have considered roll lawn, but even that needs clean soil for success. But gardening is more than flowers and lawn. I have happily been eating tomatoes, potatoes, blueberries and rhubarbs from my own garden and that is a fantastic experience 🙂 .

Weeds vs. produce is a constant fight – does the small amount of fruits and veggies make up for a garden looking like sh..? I don’t think so… The only solution is down on your knees and weeding, weeding, weeding. Gardening Sucks sometimes…

But sometimes you get lucky!

… or lazy. Below is a picture from my garden of a plant that I a few months ago took for weed and planned to remove. But my laziness took over and it was untouched for a few weeks. Hurray for lazy gardening – it turned out to be a beautiful Clematis…..

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Click image to see it in “full bloom”.

Today – to celebrate my gardening skills 🙂 – I am offering you a Paper Pack Bundle Freebie with floral vines in multiple colours.

It contains 7 paper packs – 38 papers total – all 12×12, 300 dpi, and can be used for CU4U.

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Good luck on you digital gardening – see you soon.

Lots of Love,

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Big Flower Overlays

The perfect time for Flower Overlays

Today’s flower freebie(s) have been under way for a long time. I made them months ago but waited for the perfect time to post them. That perfect time is NOW!

We are talking about 3 packs of Big Flower Overlays in different textures and different colours. They are perfect for making your own flower papers and the combinations are endless.

You will get 6 grey scale overlays, 6 natural colours overlays and 5 pink overlays. The grey scale version are easily re-coloured to your liking. All are 12×12, 300 dpi, PNGs, and can be used for CU as well as PU and S4O/S4H.

Big Flower Overlays – Grey Scale

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Big Flower Overlays – Natural

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Big Flower Overlays – Pink

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Ready for Easter?

All though I don’t go to work every day I still look forward to Holidays like Easter. Not for the “Off-work-time” bot for the chance to do something nice with friends and family who are lucky to have time off. Personally, I’m just “chilling out” and take 1 day out to have Easter lunch with my mother 🙂

Some of you have been kind enough to ask how I’m doing health-wise – thank you so much for your concern. The most positive way I can answer that is “I’m doing OK-ish”…. On the 14th April I start a new treatment ans cross my fingers that it will calm my MS down a bit and give me more good days than bad days.

But maybe the coming very long weekend will get me in a better shape here and now.

I wish you all a wonderful Easter and hope you have time to drop by for my Messy Easter Bundle. It will be spread over 4 days starting tomorrow, then Friday, Saturday and Monday (Sunday I’m off with Mummy).

See you then 🙂

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Flower Stickers

Just to keep you waiting – Flower Stickers

While I am working hard on all my spring and Easter products I give you a small “While You Wait” Freebie consisting of 9 beautiful flower stickers.

The flower stickers come in 3 colours and 3 designs. They are full size (8×8 cm) and may be used for CU.

Play around with them – layer them in a bouquet, play with drop shadows and blending modes and you can really create something fantastic.

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Flower Stickers are OK – but what are we waiting for….?

Don’t worry, you won’t be disappointed!

Tomorrow you will find a collection of Peony Overlays in different colour tones and textures.

My plans for Easter includes a big bundle with the name “Messy Easter”.

And on top of that a new family is about to move in – “Flora Family” – lovely family!

I have not forgotten my faithful members. 2 new Kits/Bundles are about to be born.

There will probably be more coming – you know me, I am unstoppable!

Until tomorrow – add flowers to your life 🙂

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End of Spring Green Week

Green Week is over

I hope you have collected all the green of this week. But if you still want more Spring Greens here is the final batch…

2 packs of Mixed Spring papers in green and white – different patterns, different textures but always something green.

I actually made just the green pack but then I thought it would be nice to invert them so that white was the major colour. And that’s the way I ended up with 2 (almost) similar packs. Take your pick from green or white or take them both – you deserve it!

Mixed Spring Papers 1

16 green/white papers with a nice spring feel. All are 12×12, 300 dpi, JPGs, and you are welcome to use them for CU as well as PU and S4O/S4H.

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Mixed Spring Papers 2

16 white/green papers with a more fresh/clean spring feel. All are 12×12, 300 dpi, JPGs, and you are welcome to use them for CU as well as PU and S4O/S4H.

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Following early Spring

When everything has turned green something new happens… Arrival of the colours! And that is why the coming weeks here on NbF will be a celebration of colours in all it’s forms. Flowers will be a big part of it. So come back soon for a blooming celebration of colours.

Lots of Love

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Green Week 2 – Spring Papers

I LOVE SPRING!

It’s the the best season (together with fall). Perfect temperatures, warming sun and hope springs eternal… It’s like starting over, beginning again – a blank canvas. For me a new year doesn’t start on January 1st but on the first day of Spring. And it has arrived now 🙂

So today I will bring you a little bit of spring in form of 2 spring-green paper packs with my best hopes for your “new year”.

Floral Papers 1 – Apple Slice

6 papers with floral patterns in the colours of a juicy green apple.

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Leaf Pattern Papers

10 papers with leaf pattern

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News for Members

If you haven’t already noticed, new items have been added to the Members Area:

Alpha section:

2 wooden blocks alphas (CU)

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Kit section:

Retro Office Kit with 20 ledger papers and 70 elements (CU)

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Paper section:

6 Mulberry papers (CU) and 6 edged kraft papers (CU)

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PS/PSE section:

3 packs of stitched hearts patterns (red, pink and powder pink) including overlays and papers (CU)

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Enjoy!

Next spring infusion

During the weekend I will be back with the last bunch of spring papers

Until then – live life to the fullest!

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Cheer Up!

I need to cheer up – and fast

If I haven’t said it already – Happy New Year to you all!

It has NOT been a happy 2015 for me so far, so I want to start this post with a personal update. If you don’t give a hoot about that skip to the next headline….

I started the new year feeling crappy physically – coughing, runny nose and all the other joys of a cold. I was also tired all the time, probably the cold in combination with my MS fatigue. And on top of that my MS made it hard for me to walk and my brain was not co-operating with me in any way.

Then on the 6th I had a meeting with my caseworker about my sickness benefits, and my world crashed. I will not waist your time describing the problems with the Danish public service, just say it’s designed to make sick people feel even worse…

I ended up with a moderate depression and has now added anti-depressives to my long list of medication. Sometimes life is just NOT what you want it to be……. I am sleeping most of the time and when I’m up I’m chain-smoking and drinking coffee by the gallon and feeling sorry for myself.

I am starting to feel a bit better and yesterday I felt good enough to take “my own medicine” = designing therapy. So I turned on the computer and made a Cheer Up Kit. It is mostly made with PS Actions as my brain is still not able to work on it’s own and my right hand is having spasms so working with a mouse is “highly entertaining”.

Cheer Up Kit

This kit is made to make me AND you feel happy, and what is more happy than coloured dots and lots of them….?

The kit contains 10 pattern packs with a paper and 9 elements each to cheer up any layout.

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I hope to return very soon as a better and happier me but until then: Take care of yourselves and the ones you love!

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Double Summer Papers

Colourful Summer Papers

As promised yesterday, I hereby bring you a Summer Paper Double Freebie.

Two very different paper packs but both with lovely summer colours – joy, energy and happiness for the coming months. All the papers included are 12 x 12, 300 dpi, JPGs, and you are welcome to use them for both PU, S4O/S4H and CU.

Happy Summer (Papers)….!

Summer Papers 1 – Summer Citrus Papers

These are made from my “Big Flower Family” patterns (find them here). I  took the overlays, textured them and painted them in lovely citrus colours. Don’t they just scream “Lemonade!”?

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Summer Papers 2 – Heart Ornaments

These papers are a bit more ornamental and baroque. They are made from a very special 3-tone overlay that gives them a very special colour effect. All though they have the “vintage feel” I still think the colour choice turn them into summer papers – calm summer days…?

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Warning!!!!

In the near future you might find that I have lost my mind….. I have a new “obsession” and I just cant stop making more and more and more and…..

We are talking about “Slumming it” – I have totally fallen in love with stained papers and I am making tons of them. So be prepared to join my torn, stained, grungy world with a Theme Week or two very soon.

Wishing you all the very best. Till we meet again…

XOXO

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