Wednesday, 30 January 2013

What will you see?







For those who have never used crafting CD's, I thought it would be useful to do a post showing just how easy it is. You slot the CD into your computer (it will work on Windows and a Mac). On Windows, this screen pops up.......


and voila, up pops the home page..........click on enter


 then you can browse away to your hearts content. This is how the ready coloured images show, just click on one to print......(the photos are a bit blurry I'm afraid)



or you can print uncoloured, all ready for you to do............


 you get all sorts of extras - butterflies, fences, flowers, cute houses.....an impressive list of stuff to add that little extra to your cards...



there are 'scenes' all ready for you to print out and make a quick card, or, see the mushroom house on the right? Print out one of the digi stamps, and add that with foam pads to the background scene.....


you also get the images ready placed onto toppers, just print, cut out and add to your card. The files are png. which means that if you have a Cameo, you can cut them out with your machine......



just one screen of sentiments - these are the tickets I used on yesterday's card. You also get individual sentiments, and sheets of sentiments which are done so that you can use a nestability to cut around the wording.....


then there are the papers. Here is just one of the cute little bookcases full of different patterns..


click on one that takes your fancy, and it goes to another screen showing all the colours available, all carefully chosen to coordinate with all the other elements....



here's the flower paper I used on yesterday's card....


 I just clicked on the pale blue background paper, and it comes up on another screen already to print. I tend to print onto cardstock rather than paper. Georgia Pacific from Walmart is perfect, or in the UK, Hobbycraft and Osbornes stationers do a basic range....



there is a direct link to the inspiration gallery on the CD, which will give you a lot of ideas.....


something for everyone.....cute little tags (spot the grandad rabbit I used yesterday?)


you even get coordinating envelopes and pretty inserts that you can print out....



just run a tape runner close to the center fold of your card inside, place the insert on, and close the card to adhere, a really lovely finishing touch...


I have got a couple of cards to show you, but they will have to wait until tomorrow, the light just wasn't good enough today for a decent photo. Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning this CD, just leave a comment under yesterdays post, I will draw the winner on Sunday

16 comments:

Marianne said...

Thanks Enfys. The images and papers look great and the DVD appears to be easier to navigate than some other DVDs I have seen. Seems I missed yesterday's post so I'd better go and check it out now.

misteejay said...

This CD certainly has a lot of lovely content.

Toni xx

nannapat said...

I love Polkadoodles CD's and they're great for when you need to get a card finished pronto. pat x

Nannieflash said...

Brilliant tutorial Enfys and yes I have already got the CD they are fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxx

Stephanie said...

Thanks for showing how easy these CD's are to use.

marymaci said...

Ohmygosh, Enfys, you make it look so easy.
Maybe because it is easy!
Thanks for the closer look at using the CD and your helpful tips.

Carol said...

Oh My! Enfys you make that look so simple that I actually think I could do it too! =)

Now I want that CD more than ever!

Hugz,
Carol

marlene kiley said...

lots of choices eh? Great selection on colors, etc. Thanks for the info. on the video technique

marlene kiley said...

I left a commet but don't see it on your blog. That CD would be great for working with new techniques so here's hopin!

Anna Mari said...

Hi Enfys,
The cd is looks great!!
I opened a little store on Etsy 5 days before,Today one of my invitation an a contest.Please can you check it out,and tell your opinion??
http://etsycontest.com/?votefor=inviteline
Or if you have more time can you check my store?
http://www.etsy.com/shop/inviteline
Thank you!!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

I have one of these CDs and it is easy peasy! And I love it. This one looks like it has some wonderful images and designs on it. Thanks for showing us.

Nana Jo said...

Great tutorial. I have problems with my printer.

Melissa said...

I love the look of these images. I have 1 other Polkadoodles cd and love it. Makes making a card quickly.

Jessica said...

What a great idea to show the ease of use. I have one question...
What do the UK sizes convert to in the US. I don't mean cm to inch, I mean A5 env or card = ? I have often tried to find them and haven't been very successful. Since you've lived in both places, you should know.
Thanks and Hugs, Jess

cardchick's world said...

Oh My....I thought I left a comment
I would luv to win this CD..then I would be able to make beautiful cards like yours..yeah right LOL

Craftychris said...

Thank you, brilliant tutorial! xx