Sunday, 19 May 2013

Printable Craft Papers - Cats And Gardening, For Handmade Monday


This week's been all about getting my new Etsy shop (Free Spirit Designs Print And Paper) stocked up. Although i'm using my fabric collections as the basis for my printable paper designs, i've been making alterations and additions along the way to make sure they work well in this new medium so its been quite time consuming... i'm pretty much up to date with my design back catalogue now though - phew!

*BTW*Any Etsy regulars who like the look of my new craft papers, it would be lovely if you could drop by my FSD Print and Paper shop and sprinkle a few hearts around... its feeling a bit like the new kid at school at the moment... :)  thank you! xxx


Gardener's World Printable Craft Paper




This set of twelve gardening themed papers is available for instant download for £3.50. I've stuck pretty closely to the designs i used for my fabrics, although there is a new addition to round the collection up to twelve...


This mixed veg design featuring carrots, beetroot and runner beans is now also now part of my 'Gardener's World' fabric collection which you will find for sale over at my Spoonflower shop (here's a pic of the sample swatches i got recently, i have to say i'm really happy with how lovely they look in 'real life' :))




Black Cats Printable Craft Papers

Next came the cats. I decided to split them into two collections, starting with this set of six black cat designs (available for instant download for £2.50).


If you're a regular visitor to my blog you may notice that the new arrival in this collection is the mum and cheeky kitten design...


I hope you like it!


Colourful Cats Craft Papers

Next came the 'colourful cats', a collection of patterns featuring curly tailed cats, paw prints and love hearts. The palette is five bright colours - pink, green, yellow, purple and blue.


I came up with three new designs to complete this collection for paper - two stripy paw print ones which i thought would work equally well as a background for scrapbooking or cut into strips for things like borders in card making...



...and this diagonal design which i thought was fun!


This collection of twelve papers is available for instant download for £3.50 from my Etsy shop (If you are interested in any of my cat designs as fabric, you will find them for sale over at my Spoonflower shop).

As always, i look forward to hearing your thoughts on this week's creations in the comments!

Time is such a valuable commodity, i really appreciate you using some of your precious moments to engage with what is going on in my creative corner :)

Have a wonderful week all, and don't forget to drop by Handmade Harbour to check out this week's fabulous crafting adventures!

I will leave you with this cheeky chappy i spotted having a crafty snack from the bird feeder...  such ingenuity means he definitely deserves the title 'crafty'!


34 comments:

  1. I have a weekness for anything with kitty kats one so these are great. I'll head over to your etsy shop to spread some love around now :)

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    1. Aww thank you Liz :) i appreciate it! xx

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  2. I love the multi colour paw prints! I'm sure the papers will be hugely popular x

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  3. Congratulations on the new shop. The only problem you've given us it too much to choose! My favourites are the cat ones, but I like the garden ones as well!
    Have a good week.

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    1. He he :) I know, i go a bit mad with these things!

      thank you! i'm glad you like them :) x

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  4. Lovely prints! I really like the mum and cheeky kitten, very cute :)

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  5. They look gorgeous as papers and I'm sure they'll be popular!

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  6. The designs look good as fabric and paper. It will be interesting to see what will do best for sales? The cat and kitten is very sweet. I will visit your Etsy shop now inbetween HM blogs!

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    1. Thank you very much! Yes, that will be interesting.. i'll be sure to let you know! xx

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  7. I really admire you! Your designs are all so fresh, cheery and appealing. I really hope that they sell well. Hope you have a week full of hearts!!

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    1. aww thank you! That really means a lot :) xx

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  8. wow, you have been busy!
    i love the papers you have designed. they are modern and fresh and they will be perfect for vibrant cards.
    i will defnitely pass the link to your cat papers to one of my facebook mates. she's totally cat crazy :)

    your shop is evolving so quickly. well done! :)

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    1. aww thank you very much!

      that's great :) all cat lovers welcome! xx

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  9. I love all the cat designs, cats always seem to be popular. The coloured ones are so fresh looking.
    Great pics of the bird feeder too.

    Jan x

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    1. thank you!!

      Yes, i agree, cats do seem to be popular! xx

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  10. I am going to head over to have a look at your shop. I love the cats, and think I prefer the simple black and white, to the coloured, which I find a bit bright. I think my second favourite section are the blue birds.

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  11. the papers are looking amazing. Im not a cat person at all but your cat range really stands out. I'll pop over to Etsy and send you some love <3 x

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  12. Well done, your work is really fabulous. Such a gorgeous mix of materials and oh those lovely, lovely cats. Hope you have a good week.

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  13. What a great idea to make your patterns into printable papers. Will pop over to your shop to take a look now.

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  14. I love your cat themed paper, I'm off to your shop now to spread the hearts

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  15. Best of luck with your new shop. I'm certain it will be a huge success. The problem I would have is choosing what to go for as I love your designs, especially the cats xx

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    1. Aww thank you! I'm glad you like them :) x

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  16. Your designs are amazing, I really should sort myself an etsy shop to sell my items, is it hard to set up?

    Just popped over from Handmade Monday

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    1. Hi Dawn

      thank you!

      Etsy is v user friendly and its not difficult at all to set up a shop - you should give it a go :) good luck! x

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  17. I can imagine those papers going very well :)

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x