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    • savvy
    • By savvy 24th Feb 10, 1:25 PM
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    savvy
    Making cards - Ideas for beginners (part 4)
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    • 24th Feb 10, 1:25 PM
    Making cards - Ideas for beginners (part 4) 24th Feb 10 at 1:25 PM
    Welcome to the Card Craft thread where there are many members who are new to card making as well as the more experienced members who love helping others out on their path to making cards. If you are new to this craft please do post and somebody will be along with some advice for you

    Please note this thread is now a continuation of an original thread on making cards - Part 1, the second thread - Part 2 , and the third thread - Part 3 it may be a good idea to look these first for advice
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  • dragonllew
    Just remembered this one as well scroll through to find the freebies
  • craftygranny
    Artydoll try here more papers than you can shake a stick at and free.lol.
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  • THE-WIFE
    BunBun was it this one freebie download of mobile phones here

    Artydoll, I can't remember if Dragonllew kindly mentioned this one all freebies on this part of the site
    Last edited by THE-WIFE; 14-08-2010 at 10:17 PM.
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    • jazabelle
    • By jazabelle 14th Aug 10, 10:29 PM
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    jazabelle
    Hi everyone! I've been on a spending spree and a half - whoops! I went to Capture the Magic in Cambridge on Thursday, and bought loads of stuff!

    I finally got a trimmer - a Woodware one, which I love! I've been trimming all the papers I've been able to so far.

    I've bought loads of Christmas stuff, and have made my first five Christmas cards for this year.

    I've decided to get some Promarkers, and wondered if anyone knew of any special offers on at the moment please? I thought about buying a set, or something.
    "There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow." - Orison Swett Marden
    • jazabelle
    • By jazabelle 14th Aug 10, 10:44 PM
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    jazabelle
    Ooh, I just went back and Soma has posted a link to half price Promarkers! Thank you!

    They are http://www.cowlingandwilcox.com/display.aspx?search=promarker%20set if anyone is looking for them.

    Right, so if I buy the 12 marker set, I get:

    Henna, Ruby, Bright Orange, Canary, Sky Blue, Indigo Blue, Lime Green, Forest Green, Amethyst, Rose Pink, Cool Grey 4, Black.

    Are there any 'must haves' that are missing? What does everyone use the most? I am particularly looking for ones to use at Christmas - are there any golds/silvers available? What do people use for skin tones? There is a skin tone set and a skin accents set - which is best please?

    Is there a website that shows the colours that they are - because the site I am on just names them?

    Sorry, I am completely new to promarkers! I hope someone takes pity on me!
    "There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow." - Orison Swett Marden
    • TomsMom
    • By TomsMom 14th Aug 10, 11:11 PM
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    TomsMom
    Jazabelle - Promarker colour chart that you can print off - http://www.letraset.com/craft/shopcontent.asp?type=ProMarkerColour

    Colours for skin and hair were discussed a day or so ago from this page http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2297333&page=603 post 12052 onwards

    Sorry I can't get the linky thing to work still.

    I like to buy mine singly so that I can get two or three close shades to blend but you might be better getting a set first to see what they're like then once you're hooked (you will be ) you can decide what colours you'd like from the chart you print off.

    Hi everyone, just dashing in and out quickly. Will try and catch up tomorrow.
    • jazabelle
    • By jazabelle 14th Aug 10, 11:21 PM
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    jazabelle
    Colours for skin and hair were discussed a day or so ago from this page http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2297333&page=603 post 12052 onwards
    Originally posted by TomsMom
    Ooh, thank you! Sorry, didn't realise it had just been discussed - that's super helpful.

    That chart will be great!

    I've also ordered a wallet to keep them in! Eek, so excited!
    "There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow." - Orison Swett Marden
  • Soulie
    Are there any 'must haves' that are missing? What does everyone use the most? I am particularly looking for ones to use at Christmas - are there any golds/silvers available? What do people use for skin tones? There is a skin tone set and a skin accents set - which is best please?
    Originally posted by jazabelle

    I would recommend the Skin Tones set, though I only use 2 of the colours from that set as actual skin tone colours, but the other 3 come in handy too!

    I would also recommend getting lighter shades of any darker colours you are getting, that way you can do some shading, though of course you can do it with multiple layers of the same colour too, but I found, when I first started buying them, I had all dark/bright colours and no pastels, and the pastels are really lovely to work with!


    On another note, I have finished the image for people to put on their b**** to link back to this thread.




    Please right click and save to your PC and upload to your own online photo storage.

    If you are new to b***ing and don't know how to add it just follow these instructions:


    1. In your 'you know what' click on 'Design'.

    2. Where your sidebar is, whether it is on the left or right click on 'Add a Gadget'.

    3. From the options given select 'HTML/JavaScript'.

    4. When the new box bops up, type in a title, I chose 'I am a Member Of:'

    5. In the content section I put the following code:


    Code:
    <center><a href="http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2297333"><img src="http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/SoulessTigress/craft/mseani.gif" /></a></center>
    Yours will look like that also, but you will replace the last part with the location of where you have uploaded the image to.

    6. Move the Gadget box to wherever you want to display it on your sidebar by dragging and dropping the box.

    7. Hit save, and you are done!



    PepPop, do you want me to try to put together a 'winners' blinkie?

    Edited in: I heard back from the place where I won the $25 gift certificate, they have also included $5 towards shipping also, so that's good, and she said shipping to the UK would be fine as long as the package wasn't too heavy! I just need to decide what to spend it on LOL
    I was thinking of maybe this, which has been on my wishlist for ages, and either a set to go with it, OR some ribbons & lace OR a MS punch OR another stamp??? ARGHHHHH
    Last edited by Soulie; 14-08-2010 at 11:44 PM.
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    • TomsMom
    • By TomsMom 14th Aug 10, 11:31 PM
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    TomsMom
    Ooh, thank you! Sorry, didn't realise it had just been discussed - that's super helpful.

    That chart will be great!

    I've also ordered a wallet to keep them in! Eek, so excited!
    Originally posted by jazabelle
    No probs Jazabelle, it's not easy keeping up as the thread moves quite quickly. Always ask, there's usually someone who remembers if anything has been recently discussed. Keep your PMs flat rather than standing on end. I keep mine in the little clear plastic trays that the cherry tomatoes come in, I can get six lying down in each tray and they then stack inside each other so don't take up much room. I'm not telling you how many trays I've got .
    • TomsMom
    • By TomsMom 14th Aug 10, 11:38 PM
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    TomsMom

    On another note, I have finished the image for people to put on their b**** to link back to this thread.




    Please right click and save to your PC and upload to your own online photo storage.

    If you are new to b***ing and don't know how to add it just follow these instructions:


    1. In your 'you know what' click on 'Design'.

    2. Where your sidebar is, whether it is on the left or right click on 'Add a Gadget'.

    3. From the options given select 'HTML/JavaScript'.

    4. When the new box bops up, type in a title, I chose 'I am a Member Of:'

    5. In the content section I put the following code:


    Code:
    <center><a href="http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2297333"><img src="http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/SoulessTigress/craft/mseani.gif" /></a></center>
    Yours will look like that also, but you will replace the last part with the location of where you have uploaded the image to.

    6. Move the Gadget box to wherever you want to display it on your sidebar by dragging and dropping the box.

    7. Hit save, and you are done!



    PepPop, do you want me to try to put together a 'winners' blinkie?
    Originally posted by Soulie
    That's great Soulie. Is there any way of doing it if you don't have online photo storage? I've tried doing it the "Add a Picture" way which I used for my winner and top 3 buttons but although I can add this one it's static and only shows "I'm a member of MSE" and doesn't blink.
    • carmim
    • By carmim 14th Aug 10, 11:39 PM
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    • 1,754 Thanks
    carmim
    I would recommend the Skin Tones set, though I only use 2 of the colours from that set as actual skin tone colours, but the other 3 come in handy too!

    I would also recommend getting lighter shades of any darker colours you are getting, that way you can do some shading, though of course you can do it with multiple layers of the same colour too, but I found, when I first started buying them, I had all dark/bright colours and no pastels, and the pastels are really lovely to work with!


    On another note, I have finished the image for people to put on their b**** to link back to this thread.




    Please right click and save to your PC and upload to your own online photo storage.

    If you are new to b***ing and don't know how to add it just follow these instructions:


    1. In your 'you know what' click on 'Design'.

    2. Where your sidebar is, whether it is on the left or right click on 'Add a Gadget'.

    3. From the options given select 'HTML/JavaScript'.

    4. When the new box bops up, type in a title, I chose 'I am a Member Of:'

    5. In the content section I put the following code:


    Code:
    <center><a href="http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2297333"><img src="http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/SoulessTigress/craft/mseani.gif" /></a></center>
    Yours will look like that also, but you will replace the last part with the location of where you have uploaded the image to.

    6. Move the Gadget box to wherever you want to display it on your sidebar by dragging and dropping the box.

    7. Hit save, and you are done!



    PepPop, do you want me to try to put together a 'winners' blinkie?
    Originally posted by Soulie
    Excellent work you clever lady, it worked first time for me!
  • Soulie
    Keep your PMs flat rather than standing on end. I keep mine in the little clear plastic trays that the cherry tomatoes come in, I can get six lying down in each tray and they then stack inside each other so don't take up much room. I'm not telling you how many trays I've got .
    Originally posted by TomsMom
    Yep, make sure you keep them flat, otherwise one end will dry out lol
    I keep mine {for now} in a nice posh box that had Thornton's choccies in.


    That's great Soulie. Is there any way of doing it if you don't have online photo storage? I've tried doing it the "Add a Picture" way which I used for my winner and top 3 buttons but although I can add this one it's static and only shows "I'm a member of MSE" and doesn't blink.
    Originally posted by TomsMom
    hmmm, I've never had to add an animated graphic to my sidebar before so I don't know if that's the norm or not?
    I do suggest to sign up to photobucket as it is free and easy to use if you wish to.


    Excellent work you clever lady, it worked first time for me!
    Originally posted by carmim
    Thank you
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    May
    Misson: Complete 20 Stock Cards - 23 of 20
    - DONE!
    Read all Unread Books: 20 / 47 - oops bought 8 more books, 25p each though!
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  • pointofnoreturn
    Thanks Soulie - I've put it on my blog also!
  • Soulie
    That's great Soulie. Is there any way of doing it if you don't have online photo storage? I've tried doing it the "Add a Picture" way which I used for my winner and top 3 buttons but although I can add this one it's static and only shows "I'm a member of MSE" and doesn't blink.
    Originally posted by TomsMom
    Just a quickie, but here is a static version of the image if you would prefer to display this than register at photobucket
    Or for anyone else who would prefer it!


    13 Projects in 2013 Finished: 5 of 13
    May
    Misson: Complete 20 Stock Cards - 23 of 20
    - DONE!
    Read all Unread Books: 20 / 47 - oops bought 8 more books, 25p each though!
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member #70

  • Soma
    thanks for the static blinkie Soulie, it's been added to my bl*g
  • Soulie
    Morning all, just out up a card in the usual place.
    And I have turned the 'V' word off, as I didn't realise it was on lol
    13 Projects in 2013 Finished: 5 of 13
    May
    Misson: Complete 20 Stock Cards - 23 of 20
    - DONE!
    Read all Unread Books: 20 / 47 - oops bought 8 more books, 25p each though!
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member #70

    • artydoll
    • By artydoll 15th Aug 10, 9:11 AM
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    artydoll
    some here & here and here I've linked to the freebies on the 2nd too sites but they also have packs you can buy. hth will try and think of some other links for you.
    Originally posted by dragonllew
    Love the links dragonllew,but I,m a complete computer illiterate,how on earth do I get to download them,Thought I could just click and print them out,duh ,I,m so thick its beyond belief.only just found out how to use the printer,havent even tried scanning yet,lol.
  • Gemm85
    thanks for the blinkie soulie! it's on my B**g now blinking away!!
  • Gemm85
    oh dear, after 34 days of no spending I just fell off the stash wagon and spent 10.98 on punches
  • dragonllew
    Love the links dragonllew,but I,m a complete computer illiterate,how on earth do I get to download them,Thought I could just click and print them out,duh ,I,m so thick its beyond belief.only just found out how to use the printer,havent even tried scanning yet,lol.
    Originally posted by artydoll
    Depends which site some of the them you click on the link and it will bring the download box up then you would click save and it will ask you where you want to save it on your computer and on others you need to add them to your shopping basket as if you are going to buy them, you may need to register with the site, then when you go to your basket you have to go to checkout and it will go through like a sale but without charging you anything and then give you a links to download then as above click the download and save to your computer. Hope that makes some sense if it doesn't if you let me know what you want to download I will go through it step by step with you but would need to know where you are downloading it from.
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