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…..

Gardening - Clematis

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.

Floral Vine PP BundleDOWNLOAD  –  Mediafire     –     Dropbox

Good luck on you digital gardening – see you soon.

Lots of Love,

Grren Signature

Therapy – News from the Medicine Cabinet

Therapy has been needed….

The last week or so I have had an urgent need for Creative Therapy. I won’t go into details, just say that things are not going good with the move. So as always when I find myself in a crisis, I turn to PS Action Designing as my therapy. Easy and simple and taking my mind off the bad stuff. When the world is crumpling – turn to creating.

The good thing about the bad thing is that YOU get to harvest the produce…

I have made a BIG bundle for the Medicine Cabinet/Uppers in the most “Upping” colours. It’s called “A Year in Colour” and provide you with loads of basic elements and papers to use for adding to your own designs. The colour palette is not my own – it’s stolen… You can read more about that on the download page.

Click on the Palette to get to the download page:

PaletteThis Bundle should keep you occupied for a few days – see you next week 🙂

Lots of Love

Summer Papers Signature

 

 

 

P.S. – There is no need for you to worry about me – I’ll bounce back 🙂

Messy Easter – Day 4

Final Messy Easter Post

We have come to the end of both Easter and the Messy Easter Bundle. It went way too fast ….

But over or not, I hope you have enjoyed your holidays and this alternative Easter material and will like today’s final packs as well.

Today is all about Papers. 6 paper packs are coming your way in different Messy Easter styles – grunge, textured, painted and solid.

ME Grunge 1

5 papers, 12×12, 300 dpi, JPGs.

Grunge 1 FolderDOWNLOAD:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

ME Grunge 2

5 papers, 12×12, 300 dpi, JPGs.

Grunge 2 FolderDOWNLOAD:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

ME Painted Torn Cardboard

6 papers, 12×12, 300 dpi, JPGs.

Painted Cardoard FolderDOWNLOAD:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

ME Solids

3-in-1 solid papers with 6 in each. 12×12, 300 dpi, JPGs.

Solids FolderDOWNLOAD:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

Lightly Crumpled

Lightly Crumpled FolderMulberry

Mulberry FolderStained

Stained Folder

On a personal note…

I just want to let you know that I had the best day yesterday! Fantastic weather, delicious food and wonderful company. My mother lives outside the city and although I won’t call it “country side” it’s till far enough to give a feeling of fresh air, birdsong and the smell of spring 🙂

But, unfortunately, the real life is returning tomorrow and on Wednesday I am having another MRI scan followed by treatment start-up next Tuesday. I have mixed feeling about the lather, ’cause a part of me is looking forward to finally getting treatment, but another part of me whispers “what if the side effects makes you feel worse or it won’t work at all?”. Well, time will tell and I’ll cross my fingers. And the weather forecast for this week is promising 15-16 degrees C 🙂

Enjoy the last day of Easter and every day after that. I’ll be back as soon as I can.

Trine 3 lime1

Messy Easter – Day 3

Cute elements – Messy Easter Style

Messy or not – we have to have the cuties. Today’s part of Messy Easter is the element. Cute bunnies and chicks, and eggs of course. You get them in 8 different messy styles and in the 6 colours of the Bundle palette. That makes 48 of each cutie = 144 elements.

The 8 styles used are:

  • Alcohol Ink
  • Chipped Paint Metal
  • Cracked Chipboard
  • Crumpled Paper
  • Lightly Crumpled Paper
  • Mulberry
  • Tissue
  • Watercolour Stamp

The Tissue Eggs are the ones I used for yesterday’s patterns.

All the elements are full size, 300 dpi, and may be used for CU, PU and S4O/S4H.

Messy Bunnies

Messy Easter Bunnies FolderDOWNLOAD:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

Messy Chicks

Messy Easter Chicks FolderDOWNLOAD:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

Messy Eggs

Messy Easter Eggs FolderDOWNLOAD:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

Time-off-Sunday

As mentioned earlier I am not posting the 4th and final part tomorrow. So while I’m enjoying lunch at my Mother’s you can take the day off as well and use it with your own family enjoying Easter activities (lots of chocolate!).

I will be back on Monday with a lot of Messy Easter Papers. See you then?

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Messy Easter – Day 2

Messy Easter Egg Patterns

Today’s part of the Messy Easter Bundle contains Egg Patterns with papers and overlays included.

The eggs are made in tissue style to give them a textured effect and you will get 2 colour combinations – purple/purple and green/yellow. The tissue eggs will come as elements in a later posting.

Here is what you get:

  • PAT with 12 patterns + pattern squares (6 solid and 6 transparent)
  • 6 papers
  • 6 overlays

As usual it is all 12×12, 300 dpi, and can be used for CU as well as PU and S4O/S4H.

Egg Patterns FolderDOWNLOAD:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

A little addition from my forgetful brain

First I forgot to include the Bundle Preview in the download files and yesterday I forgot to post it with part 1 so if you want it you can click on it below and then right click and save…

Messy Easter Bundle 600So now you know what you have to look forward to….

Happy Easter Greetings

Trine 3 lime1

Messy Easter 1

Why a Messy Easter?

Well, before we get to answer that I want to tell you how I started my Easter-Relaxation-Weekend: I slept until noon, had eggs for breakfast (lunch – brunch – whatever), watched a movie on TV, had coffee and a cupcake (the cupcake had NOTHING to do with Easter but was a charity-cupcake sold to raise money for MS research, so I had no choice 🙂 ), and now I’m posting for you and giving you the answer to the question above…

So…. Today I start the 4-day freebie bundle called “Messy Easter”. It’s made in a kind of protest… Why does Easter material always have to be so cute and nice and clean? I wanted to make something messy and used and a bit worn. And that is how this bundle came to be.

I actually think that you can still use it for something nice, cute and clean – it’s not that messed up – but it’s my way of making something unusual.

Today we start out slow. I give you 2 packs of dotted papers and overlays – a Big Dots and a Small Dots.

Each contains

  • 10 papers (clean)
  • 10 papers (stained)
  • 6 overlays (transparent)

All are 12×12, 300 dpi, and may be used for CU.

Messy Easter – Big Dots

Big Dots FolderDOWNLOAD:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

Messy Easter – Small Dots

Small Dots FolderDOWNLOAD:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

I will be back tomorrow with Part 2 – A pattern bundle incl. PAT, papers and overlays. It’s Eggcelent!!!

See you then…

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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

Preview BF-OLs1-GS 600DOWNLOAD PART 1:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

DOWNLOAD PART 2:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

Big Flower Overlays – Natural

Preview - BF-OLs3_Natural 600DOWNLOAD:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

Big Flower Overlays – Pink

Preview - BFOLs2_Pink 600DOWNLOAD PART 1:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

DOWNLOAD PART 2:    MediaFire     –     Dropbox

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.

Preview - Flower Stickers 600DOWNLOAD:   MediaFire     –     Dropbox

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 🙂

Trine 3 - day7

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.

Preview Mixed Spring PP1 600DOWNLOAD:  MediaFire     –     Dropbox

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.

Preview Mixed Spring PP2 600DOWNLOAD:  MediaFire     –     Dropbox

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

Trine 3 lime 2

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.

Preview - FloralPapers_1 600DOWNLOAD – MediaFire     –     Dropbox

Leaf Pattern Papers

10 papers with leaf pattern

Preview - Leaf Pattern PP 600DOWNLOAD – MediaFire     –     Dropbox

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)

Preview BlockAlpha1-Brights 600 Preview BlockAlpha2-Basic 600

Kit section:

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

Preview - MA-RetroOffice 600

 

 

 

Paper section:

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

Preview - MA MulberryPP1 600 Preview - Edged Kraft PP 600

PS/PSE section:

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

Preview - StitchedHearts-PowderPink 600 Preview - StitchedHearts-Red 600 Preview - StitchedHearts-Pink 600

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!

Trine 3 lime1