Finding Free Craft Downloads
Finding Free Craft Downloads

Everyone likes something for nothing and that includes Crafters ūüôā ¬†. The Internet is awash with freebies¬† which will be of interest to Crafters. Millions of designs, Computer Programmes, How to Videos, Advice and lots more… there are a couple of notes of caution however when finding free craft downloads.: Keep It Legal. There is […]

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Free Graphics and Images for Crafters
Free Graphics and Images for Crafters

There are many times when crafters will need to find a graphic or and image in a hurry. To make that last minute card, as part of a bigger design, to use as a digi stamp etc. This is where we get our free graphics and images for crafters from. (other than this site of […]

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How to Start your Own Website
How to Start your Own Website

Websites are a great way for crafters to show others what they have made and maybe even show how they made it.¬† You can use it to show your friends and family what you have been working on and maybe even get a few sales! So here is how to start your own website. Firstly […]

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Image Sizes, File sizes and DPI
Image Sizes, File sizes and DPI

When we use the word “size” in relation to an image it can be quite confusing as it can mean at least three different things. Image Sizes, File sizes and DPI can easily get mixed up. So ensure, when talking to others, you are talking about the same thing. It can be the file size, […]

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Keeping Your Computer Safe
Keeping Your Computer Safe

Keeping your computer safe should be one of your major concerns. We’ll start with a quick check list: Make sure you run an anti-virus programme and keep it up-to-date. Do not click on links in emails even if you think you know who it’s from. Do not download software off the internet unless you are […]

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Word Template
Make Your Own Word Card Templates

Here is a tutorial on how to make your own word card templates. Over on Free Craft Downloads we make loads of Word Card Templates. Some of the say things such as Happy Easter, Merry Christmas etc whilst others contain peoples names. These templates are actually quite easy to make as long as you have […]

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Making a Gradient filled Backing Paper
Making a Gradient filled Backing Paper

For¬†making a gradient filled backing paper we are going to use Paintshop Pro. Other programmes such as GIMP and Photoshop will work in a very similar way although particular controls may be in different places. First of all we have to make a blank sheet. Go to File and then New. A box will pop […]

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Making a one coloured backing sheet
Making a one coloured backing sheet

Here we use¬†IrfanView when making a one coloured backing sheet. But as we have said before, the basic process would be the same in many graphics programmes. Firstly we need to make the blank page. Go to Image / Create new and a dialogue box will open. To make an A4 sheet in 150 dpi […]

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