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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Blossoming Stripes Papers

Stripes are blossoming today

After yesterday’s “explosion” of creativity and productivity I have taken it easy today. I have gone back to basics with a blossoming stripes paper pack. The stripes are simple/basic but as usual the colours (from Design Seeds) make them into something special – blossoming! I have chosen a colour palette that gives the stripes a feeling of spring, but not limited to spring use.

The pack contains 12 papers all 12 x 12, 300 dpi,  JPGs and since they are 100 % me-made you are welcome to use them for CU4CU and everything beneath that.

And the good news is: After several days of stressing your connection with heavy and many downloads, today’s zip is only 2 MB!!! Yeahhh 🙂

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Spring Festival in coming to an end….

Sunday will be the last official Spring Festival Day but before that I will of course bring you 2 more Freebies – one tomorrow and one on Sunday.

After that I will take he advise of several of you and take it easy for a while. I have a lot of new material I have to upload both here on the blog and on the Members Area, so that will keep me occupied for a few days. So if we get to Wednesday or Thursday before you here from me again, don’t worry. I will be back with LOADS of goodies for you as soon as they are in place.

In the meanwhile, Enjoy Spring (if you have it) and most importantly – Enjoy Life!!!!

See you soon.

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Cute Easter

I’ve made you a Cute Easter Pack

Simply because I wanted to…. To begin with Easter is cute but a Cute Easter was something I needed for my own use and of course I made enough to share it with you.

The Cute Easter Pack could have been a Family, but I decided to make it a normal Pack/Kit as it had not yet grown big enough to be a full family. That doesn’t mean it’s not big. Actually the total size is around 86 MB, so you’ll have plenty of downloading to do.

The pack consists of elements only – no papers today!  You get cute little bunnies and fancy Easter eggs in different styles and colours. I hope you can find use for it in either layouts or Easter cards, but after finishing I noticed that the bunnies are suitable for baby stuff too.

The colours are nice pastels suitable for Easter and spring and the individual images come in felt and paper styles, and a few glossy eggs.

Everything is full size, 300 dpi, PNGs. You are welcome to use it for CU as well as PU and S4O/S4H.

Here is the full bundle – the download links can be found beneath with the individual part’s previews.

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Cute Easter – Bunny1

Contains 2 page borders and 5 individual bunnies in both felt and paper.

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Cute Easter – Bunny2

Contains 4 page borders and 10 individual bunnies in both felt and paper.

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Cute Easter – DotEgg

Contains 12 page borders and 16 individual  dotted eggs in both felt and paper. As this is a bit bigger than the others, I have separated it into 2 zips – make sure you get them both.

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Cute Easter – Eggs

Contains 4 page borders and 2 egg clusters in felt and glossy.

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Sorry again…

I just want to apologize once more for my April’s Fool. I realize that It actually had a negative emotional effect on some of you and that was NEVER my intention. I do, however, have a feeling that you are all able to laugh at it now and I hereby promise NOT to do it again.

I have so much free stuff for you just waiting to be uploaded this month and I sure hope you will be back to get it all.

I DO love you all.

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Who’s the Fool now?

… certainly not April. And it’s not me. So I guess the Fool must be you!

I am surprised that you fell for it. How could you ever imagine that I would leave you? This site is my life right now and the only thing that keeps me standing, and you are my family. I would NEVER leave you like that.

But I actually pulled off the April’s Fool – with mixed feelings, however. On one hand I got to “go to my own funeral” and am happy to see I will be missed, but on the other hand I did something that made you sad. For that I am sorry….

But I’m also a bit proud that I managed to fool you 😉

Let me make it totally clear:

Yesterday’s post about closing this site was an April’s Fool!!!!

I will be here until they carry me out feet first and I will continue to make you Freebies after May 1st. I just hope I haven’t offended you so much you wont come back again.

No fools – no joke Freebie

To make up for my fool business I will offer you a Freebie that I personally think is BEAUTIFUL. It’s a pack of Spring Canvas Chevron Papers in the most wonderful spring colours.

The Paper Pack contains 20 papers, 12 x 12 inches, 300 dpi, JPGs. You are welcome to use them for CU.

They are split into 2 ZIPs so make sure to download both.

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I hope these papers can earn you forgiveness.

Stay happy – and don’t believe everything you read – especially not on April 1st.

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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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Goodbye March – Hello April Calendar Wallpapers

April Calendar Wallpaper

Well, that’s almost March gone… We are now smack in the middle between winter and summer, so no matter what the outside conditions say – It IS spring!

I hope you have finished downloading yesterday’s family bulge, ’cause here is something new to add to the download list: The April Calendar Wallpapers.

These wallpapers are perfect for the Spring Festival as they oozing springtime. I must confess that I get a bit happier when I look at them 🙂

As usual, they come in 3 screen sizes – 1024 x 768, 1366 x 768 and 1920 x 1080.

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Broken or missing links

I am constantly checking the links of this site and have even gotten a “Broken Link Checker” for WordPress. Together we catch many of the culprits, but as there are SO MANY links, lots of them quite old, it is impossible for me to get them all. That is why I ask you this favour:

If you discover a broken or missing link, please take a few seconds to leave a comment about it so I can get it fixed as soon as possible.

The same goes for corrupted files in my download zips.

Thank you in advance 🙂

Please enjoy your day and come back tomorrow for some more Spring Festival.

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Spring Family Festival

What is a Spring Festival if not a Spring FAMILY Festival?

Fun and celebration requires someone to do it with. And what could be more appropriate than to share it with family? That is why today  – instead of Spring Festival – we are celebrating Spring Family Festival.

With LOTS of family members!

I have gathered them all in the special Family Room for you to go visit.

Spring Family Festival 01 – The Filigree Family (CU)

The members are:

  • 1 PAT with 4 patterns, black/transparent, + PNG squares
  • 4 Overlays, black/transparent – 12 x 12 PNGs
  • 4 Bevel overlays, GS – 12 x 12 JPGs
  • 20 bevel papers, coloured (4 designs/5 coloures) – 12 x12 JPGs
  • 32 Papers in 4 paper packs with 8 papers each – 12 x 12 JPGs

Everything is full size, 300 dpi, and can be used for CU as well as PU & S4O/S4H.

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Spring Family Festival 02 – The Ribbon Deco Family (CU)

The Members are:

  • 1 PAT wit 8 patterns (2 designs/4 sizes), black/transparent, + PNG squares
  • 8 Overlays (2 designs/4 sizes), black/transparent – 12 x 12 PNGs
  • 8 Bevel overlays (2 designs/4 sizes), GS – 12 x 12 JPGs
  • 64 Papers in 8 paper packs with 8 papers each, 4 colour palettes – 12 x 12 JPGs

Everything is full size, 300 dpi, and can be used for CU as well as PU & S4O/S4H.

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Spring Family Festival 03 – The Big Flower Family (CU)

The members are:

  • 1 PAT with 16 patterns (4 designs/4 sizes), black/transparent, + PNG squares
  • 16 Overlays (4 designs/4 sizes), black/transparent – 12 x 12 PNGs
  • 16 Bevel overlays (4 designs/4 sizes), GS – 12 x 12 JPGs
  • 128 Papers in 16 packs of 8 papers – 12 x 12 JPGs

Everything is full size, 300 dpi, and can be used for CU as well as PU & S4O/S4H.

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Should you download everything posted today you will be the lucky owner of:

  • 28 patterns
  • 56 overlays
  • 224 papers

Happy Downloading!

Spring Family Festival for Members

The Members Area is also joining in on the Spring Family Festival. 2 new, huge families have joined us with one of them being specially invited for the Easter season. I will not show them all here, just give you the basic patterns preview, and then you can start imagining what lies waiting in the Members Area’s Family section. If you download them all you will have a new stash of

  • 77 patterns
  • 46 overlays
  • 168 papers

They are both for CU4CU.

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I truly hope you will enjoy these new families and come back tomorrow for something a little smaller… 🙂

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Journey of Hope Journal Cards – We all need Hope

Therapy and Hope

Today’s Freebie turned out to be more than just a Freebie. Without the intention, it ended up as a Therapy Guide for those who needs to recover hope. Don’t run away scared… I’m not going to be blubbering and touchy-feely. We are actually just talking about a bunch of Journal Cards made without any intentions other than being pretty, and then after finishing them, I discovered a theme. We are talking about the brain’s hidden ways of communicating a message. And no, I’m not depressed or going mad. But take a look at these JCs and see for yourself.

First I noticed the colour choice – blues.

Then I looked at the images – hmm…..

Then I looked at the names of the individual cards and started to re-arrange them in a different order and came up with this:

(I want to) Sleep Forever – Up & Down – New Perspective – It’s Monday (but it’s OK) – Set yourself Free – Be Happe

If that’s not a signal, I don’t know what is.

And finally, but not less important, I discovered that the style I have used for the cards is called “Journey of Hope”! WOW!!!!

That’s how an innocent production of journal cards became a mental journey of hope. I hope you can use them too. If not for a mental, therapeutic journey, then at least as the pretty Journal Cards they were intended to be 🙂

The 6 Journal Cards are app. 6½ x 10 cm, 300 dpi, PNGs, and you can use them for PU, S4O/S4H and CU.

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Coming Up!

I will take tomorrow off to do uploading but I’m back on Sunday with new family members for you – both on Blog and Members Area.

Have a glorious weekend with lot’s of sunshine and hope in your lives…

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Easter Eggs – a 2-egg omelet

Easter Eggs

Spring and Easter are connected and always have been. All though, I have a few times spend my Easter weekend in the summer house building snowmen in the garden…. But the celebration of Easter have somehow moved away from the Christian celebration into a celebration of spring and new beginnings. Hence the Easter Egg!

The Easter Egg have become a symbol of new life, new beginnings, just like the Easter lamb and the sweet little chick. And, boy, de we need a new beginning this year. It’s like this winter have buried us all in storms, snow and cold weather, making us yearn for the sun and warmer temperatures.

Therefore, I dedicate today’s Spring Festival Freebies (2 of them) to the Easter Egg!

Felt Easter Eggs

First up is a pack of felt Easter eggs in lovely colours to decorate any of your Easter creations. You get

  • 5 whole eggs
  • 5 eggs with the top off
  • 2 egg trays with eggs

Everything in felt.

All is full size, 300 dpi, and can be used for CU.

Speaking of new beginnings…. It’s quite interesting that the colour palette I used for these eggs is called “Color Breakfast” (from Design Seeds, of course). It all comes together in the end 🙂

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Easter Eggs Indulgence

The second Easter Egg Freebie of today is a paper pack. Simple, one coloured papers with a decorative egg border – 6 in all. They make a perfect base to add on or use as is.

All 12 x 12, 300 dpi, JPGs. For PU and S4O/S4H.

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That’s all the Easter Eggs and new beginnings for today, but come back tomorrow and join the “Journey of Hope”.

All my best wishes for new beginnings…..

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