Monday, 10 December 2012

Freebie Doodled Christmas Tree Card

This card measures 12.5 cms wide x 14cm deep and is made using white linen effect card.
Doodle Christmas Tree Christmas CardI LOVE talking to marc, he inspires me sooooo much and pushes  me (in the nicest way possible) to try new things! I called him on Saturday (making sure that it was well before the X Factor Final) and we got to talking about using my doodles more on cards ….. and this is the result!  I am so pleased with it …. very less is more!
Doodled Christmas CardThere is absolutely nothing to it, I just doodled the picture, then scanned and printed off several copies.   I then mat and layered a simple background panel with silver mirror card.  The next step was to cut out two tree shapes to make a very simple decoupage layer using adhesive foam pads and then a pot (also using a foam pad) to give dimension).002A scattering of small red flat backed gems complete the effect.  How simple is that?

But …..  what Marc and I also talked about was the possibility of my being able to offer my doodles free to download …. well,  neither of us had a clue how to do it …. but a challenge Iike that,  is like a red bull to a flag for me!!!! And I did it!!!  I am so proud!!

And Now …. I can offer you a single image, png file that you can alter to any size to fit your cards and you can also copy and paste as many times as you like:-

Doodled Christmas Tree December 2012Doodled Christmas Trees

Or a pdf file with four trees where the size can’t be altered, just simply printed and then cut out:-

I have kept my card very simple …. but the images can be coloured, glittered, have other embellishments added to etc.….. AND I’d love to see what you do with it ….

*All I ask is that if you use the doodle on your own blog you credit the design to me with a link back to this page. *I also ask that you don’t use the design for any challenges or competitions … but,  if you want to spread the word and tell others that there is a festive freebie going here …..  please feel free!

* Please note …… I have checked,  as far as I am able,  that these two downloads work, but, I am not the most technical of people,  so I would prefer not to be asked any questions about any downloading difficulties  you may experience or how to use the files once you have downloaded them …


Circle said...

Brill idea using dropbox for the image downloads, no worries about hosting them on your site or having to email them out to people! As an IT student I wish more people knew about about the wonders of dropbox!

I just love the doodled designs you've done recently, they're so nice and pared back that they look so nice by themselves and embellished too.

misteejay said...

Love the card Helen and how clever are you to work out the download 'thingie' - I have enough problems downloading let along thinking of setting one up LOL

Love your doodles.

Toni xx

lonidan said...

Thanks helen for your lovely christmas tree. Again very simple but effective. I am going to donload it and as it is free donate to your charity of choice, the RNLI. Louise xx

Jem said...

These are great Helen! I can see a whole new branch to your blog. 'Fiddle Doodle' or 'Doodle Fiddle' or even Doodle Fart.... ;o) These would look great printed onto coloured card as well. Janex

Paula said...

Brilliant, Helen! Very easy to download: click on the link, click at top where it says download, choose direct download and then you get option to save or open the PDF. Marvellous! Couldn't be simpler.

marc said...

Love it your a star and i love that you are sharing for free its not just the spirit of christmas but the heart of crafting giving things to brighten some ones day its like getting a card from you becuase once i make it it will look like you did it big love marc

Dianne said...

Your designs are always the very best and your sharing of your talent is also the very best...Dianne