Sunday, 26 October 2014

Yvonne.

I am sorry to have to report that my wife Yvonne the brains and artistic talent behind Cardbuddy designs has died.

I will be leaving her store up for now, as she spent many hours working on it changing things over and over again until she felt it was just how she wanted it. However I do not really know enough about the software that runs it to maintain it in the long term.

Thank-you to those of you who were her customers, especially those of you she was in friendly e-mail contact with.

thank-you,

David M.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Some coupon codes for my store


Hello everyone

I'm sorry that it's been so long since my last post.

I've not been at all well and have not felt like doing anything, let alone designing, so I've not been able to make any new products for a couple of weeks now.

Hubby isn't a new man but he has helped me out no end just lately by making sure the washing has been done and keeping up with other household chores. I don't know what I would have done without him.

I'm now finally just about over my cold, apart from the lingering cough, but I still have absolutely no energy and very little inclination to do anything. I hope that I will perk up soon as I've never felt like this before.

I hope that I will be able to work on something new very soon.

In the meantime, to thank you for your patience while I get over this, I have brought back my Autumn multi-buy savings:


The more you spend, the more you can save, so if there is anything you've been wanting you may want to take advantage of the savings. The coupon codes are valid until the end of the month.

You can also find the coupon codes on my Home page and on the Discount Coupons page for your convenience.

I would like to thank those of you who have asked after me, I've been touched by your concern. Hopefully I'll be back to normal again very soon, fingers crossed.

I hope that all is well with you and that you have a lovely weekend.

Hugs
Von

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

A card for shopaholics who love shoes


Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well.

I have been suffering badly from hubby's cold. It's gone onto my chest and knocked me for six.

There was a point in the early hours of Saturday morning when I didn't think I would be here to be typing this! I choked in the night and couldn't get my breath. My airway had become blocked and I couldn't breathe. It was terrifying.

Hubby came to my rescue and after an awful lot of choking and coughing I finally managed to clear my airway. I've been too scared since to lie down again and have had to sleep in a chair. So as you can imagine I'm extremely tired at the moment and if I'm honest struggling to find the energy to do anything.

I managed to just finish off the card kit that I nearly got done last week so that there is something new in my store but I shall have to wait and see if I feel up to doing anything else this week. I can't promise anything at the moment.

Here's the card kit I managed to finish off.


Shoes with Bags of Style Quad Petal Shaped Fold Card Kit




This uniquely shaped fun card will appeal to any shopaholics you may know, especially those with a passion for shoes. Three different middle panels (plus a blank panel) and four different shaped inserts (including a blank one) are included making this multi-use card suitable for a range of occasions including Birthdays or Mother’s Day. It can be used as a quick card or you can add the optional topper and decoupage layers that are included.

The card also comes with a co-ordinating envelope though it is also designed to fit a standard 6x6 inch envelope if you only want to make the card. Step by step instructions are included on each of the sheets.

This kit contains TEN sheets to choose from:

  • a shaped card base sheet
  • a layers sheets with the optional topper and first decoupage layer for the front of the card
  • a second layers sheets with the remaining optional decoupage layers for the front of the card which includes a choice of middle panels (Life is short buy the shoes; Happy Birthday; and Happy Mother’s Day) plus a blank panel that you can use to devise your own sentiments
  • a matching shaped card insert sheet which has been left blank for your own greeting or message
  • a second insert sheet with a greeting for shopaholics (If the shoes fit buy the matching bag too!)
  • a third insert sheet with a greeting for shoe lovers (Even one shoe can change your life, just ask Cinderella!)
  • a final insert sheet with an amusing Birthday greeting (Enjoy it while you can, you’re one year nearer to velcro shoes!)
  • an envelope front sheet
  • an envelope back sheet
  • a matching backing paper that you can print onto the reverse side of the card base sheet if you would like the inside of the card to be patterned


All the sheets are 300dpi, high resolution sheets, for quality printing.

Raw Graphics © Nitwit Collections (Licence Number: 31327)
Design, concept, verses & template © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)


Here's the finished card:































You can find it HERE.

I hope you like it.

Hugs
Von

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

A stylish new card kit and co-ordinating money envelope


Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well.

My generous hubby has given me his cold so I'm feeling rather sorry for myself at the moment.

He was also working over the weekend and then was off on Monday which completely disrupted our usual routine as well which is why I was late sending out my store newsletter this week. Sorry for that. I wanted to get my latest card kit finished and listed in my store before I sent the newsletter out.

It's a card for any fashionistas or shopaholics you may know with a co-ordinating money envelope if you want to send a gift as well. What would any shopaholic want more than some money to go shopping with? ;o)

I hope you like it.


A Passion for Fashion Shaped Fold Card Kit




This stylish shaped card will appeal to any fashionistas or shopaholics you may know. Three fully shaped inserts are included in this multi-use kit (one blank and two with greetings) as well as ten sentiment panel layers (including a blank panel that you can use to devise your own sentiments).

This large card is suitable for a range of occasions such as Birthdays (generic plus 16th, 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th & 60th) and sending get well wishes.

The card can be left unlayered and used as a quick card or you can add the optional decoupage layers that are included. It comes with a co-ordinating envelope though it is also designed to fit a standard C5 (9x6.5 inch) envelope if you only want to make the card. Step by step instructions are included on each of the sheets.

This kit contains NINE sheets to choose from in all:

  • a shaped card base sheet with sentiment panel (Being happy never goes out of style Happy Birthday)
  • a layers sheet with the optional decoupage layers for the front of the card, one of the sentiment panel layers (Being happy never goes out of style Happy Birthday) plus a blank sentiment panel
  • a sheet with eight alternative sentiment panel layers (Happy 16th Birthday; Happy 18th Birthday; Happy 21st Birthday; Happy 30th Birthday; Happy 40th Birthday; Happy 50th Birthday; Happy 60th Birthday; and Hope you’ll be well enough to shop til you drop very soon)
  • a shaped matching card insert sheet which has been left blank so that you can write your own greeting or message
  • a second insert sheet with a Birthday greeting (Celebrate your Birthday with bags of style!)
  • a third insert sheet with a get well mesage (Hope you will soon feel up to some retail therapy again!)
  • an envelope front sheet
  • an envelope back sheet
  • a matching backing paper that you can print onto the back of your card base sheet if you want the inside of your card to be patterned


All the sheets are 300dpi, high resolution sheets, for quality printing.

A co-ordinating money envelope is also available which will fit neatly inside the card for posting.

Raw Graphics © Nitwit Collections (Licence Number: 31327)
Design, concept, verses and template © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)


Here it is finished:


























You can find this stylish new card kit HERE.

And here's the co-ordinating money envelope:


A Passion for Fashion Money Envelope




This stylish money envelope can be used to package a monetary gift and make it a little more special. The finished money envelope measures 16.5 x 9 cms so it will fit UK cheques as well as UK bank notes and can also be used for Gift Vouchers. Step by step instructions are included.

Please note that if you want to use currency from any other country, you will need to check the sizing of this envelope against your notes or cheques before purchasing this kit to make sure that the finished money envelope will fit your country’s bank notes/cheques.

This item co-ordinates with my A Passion for Fashion Shaped Fold Card Kit and will fit neatly inside the card for posting.

This kit contains:

  • a money envelope sheet
  • a matching backing paper that you can print onto the back of your money envelope sheet if you want the inside of your money envelope to be patterned

Both the sheets are 300dpi, high resolution sheets, for quality printing.

Raw Graphics © Nitwit Collections (Licence Number: 31327)
Design & Template © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)


Here's a closer look at the money envelope:










You can find the money envelope HERE.

Both of these products are also available in a value for money twin pack which is exclusive to my store.



A Passion for Fashion Twin Pack





It can be found HERE.

I hope that the rest of the week treats you kindly.

Hugs
Von

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Some Autumnal background papers and a bag topper template


Hello everyone,

I hope that you are all well.

I still don't feel great and I'm findng it hard to concentrate on a new card kit. I quite enjoyed making some background papers last week so I thought I would make some more this week.

The leaves on the Beech tree in our garden are already starting to change colour and fall. In fact, the whole garden is now past it's best and starting to look very brown. Autumn is definitely on it's way!

That's what has inspired me to make some Autumn themed background papers in shades of brown and orange. They are available in both A4 size and 12x12 size for those of you who prefer a larger format. The paper designs are the same in both packs, it's only the sheet size that varies, so I'll just show the A4 pack here.

I've also worked up a template for my bag toppers in case you fancy making some yourselves as Halloween is only just round the corner as well.

I hope that you will find these new Helping Hands Accessories useful.


Twelve A4 or 12x12 Autumn Leaves Background Papers




These co-ordinating sets of autumn leaves background papers would be a useful addition to either your card making or your scrapbooking stash that you can use again and again.

The A4 paper pack contains twelve 300dpi A4 (2480 x 3508 pixels) jpg sheets of background papers and the 12x12 paper pack contains twelve 300dpi 12x12 (3600x3600) jpg sheets.

Raw Graphics © Delightful Doodles with kind permission
Paper Designs © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)

You can find the A4 size papers HERE and the 12x12 size HERE.


Bag Topper Template – CU/PU




You can use this template to make your own bag toppers - just add your own graphics. The bag topper measures approximately 13cm/5.1 inches wide by 8cm/3.15 inches high when folded (13cm/5.1 inches by 16cm/6.3 inches unfolded). It can be used to dress the top of a 5 inch wide bag full of goodies.

This template is for Commercial Use as well as Personal Use, so you may sell any printable bag toppers you make using it (but not give them away free) provided they are only sold as merged jpg sheets. The template itself may NOT be sold. It can also be used to make handmade bag toppers for personal use or for sale.

Designer credit is required when this template is used to make printable bag toppers for sale but not if you are just using it to make your own handmade bag toppers for sale. Though credit is always appreciated.

A single template sheet is included in four different file formats: jpg; png; psd; and psp files; making this template useable in most graphics programs.

Template Set © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)


You can find the bag topper template HERE.


That's all my news for today.

Take care.

Hugs
Von

Monday, 15 September 2014

A sweet snowman card


Hello everyone,

I hope you’ve all had a better weekend than me as I’ve not felt great. I’ve still managed to keep busy though, as it helps to take my mind off the pain, so I’ve got a new card kit in my store.


A Wonderful Time of Year Shaped Fold Card Kit




This sweet shaped Christmas card comes with a blank sentiment panel so that you can also devise your own sentiments and a choice of inserts (one with a greeting and one without).

The card can be left unlayered and used as a quick card or you can add the optional decoupage layers that are included. It comes with a co-ordinating envelope though it is also designed to fit a standard 6x6 inch envelope if you only want to make the card. Step by step instructions are included on each of the sheets.

This kit contains SEVEN sheets to choose from:

  • a shaped card base sheet
  • a layers sheet with the optional decoupage layers for the front of the card plus a blank sentiment panel layer
  • a sheet with a fully shaped insert which has been left blank for your own greeting or message
  • an alternative insert sheet with a greeting (Warmest Wishes for the Season)
  • an envelope front sheet
  • an envelope back sheet
  • a matching backing paper that you can print onto the reverse side of the card base sheet if you would like the inside of the card to be patterned

All the sheets are 300dpi, high resolution sheets, for quality printing.

Raw Graphics © Nitwit Collections (Licence Number: 31327)
Design, concept & template © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)


Here he is finished:


























I hope you like him. You can find him HERE.

Thanks for reading. I hope you have a good week.

Hugs
Von

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Some Halloween background papers


Hello everyone,

I’m still having a little break from making card kits at the moment and have made some background papers for a change as it’s quite a while since I last made any.

I'm still in a Halloween mood so it's a set of Halloween backgrounds in both A4 and 12x12 size which should keep any scrapbookers happy as well as card makers. The paper designs are the same in both packs, it's just the size that's different, so I'll only add a picture of one of the packs.


Twelve A4 or 12x12 Halloween Background Papers




These co-ordinating sets of Halloween background papers would be a useful addition to either your card making or your scrapbooking stash that you can use again and again.

This A4 paper pack contains twelve 300dpi A4 (2480 x 3508 pixels) jpg sheets and the 12x12 paper pack contains twelve 300dpi 12x12 (3600x3600) jpg sheets.

Raw Graphics © Delightful Doodles and CC Designs with kind permission
Paper Designs © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)

You can find the A4 size papers  HERE  and the 12x12 inch papers HERE.
 
Hugs
Von

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A cute ghostly gift set


Hello everyone,

I hope that your week has got off to a flying start.

I've still not been feeling great so I thought I would make a little gift set as I've not felt like making anything complicated. It's been a while since I last made one so I thought it would make a change. It co-ordinates with my latest card kit. I hope you like it.


Ghostly Greetings Pillow Box & Bag Topper Set




This cute gift set co-ordinates with my Ghostly Greetings Easel Card Kit and consists of a medium sized pillow box which measures approximately 6 inches by 4.5 inches and a bag topper which can be used to dress up a 5 inch wide bag full of goodies.

This co-ordinating set is very quick and easy to make. Step by step instructions are included on each of the sheets.

This kit contains TWO sheets:

  • a sheet with the pillow box
  • a sheet with the bag topper

Both the sheets are 300dpi high resolution sheets for quality printing.

Raw Graphics © Delightful Doodles and Kay Miller Designs (used under Licence)
Designs & templates © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)

Here's the front and back of the finished set:













You can find this cute set HERE.

Thanks for reading.
Von

Friday, 5 September 2014

A pair of cute ghosts!


Hello everyone,

That's another week been and gone in a flash. I hope you had a good one.

I have spent this week working on a customer request that I received a while back for a colourful ghost card for a boy.

I tried to meet this request a while back but it ended up morphing into a cute witch card instead. I managed to stick with it this time after I came across this cute pair of ghosts. It turned into a high contrast card rather than a purely colourful one but I hope that you'll still like it Cathy and that it will be a hit with your son.

If it's of interest to anyone else, here it is:


Ghostly Greetings Easel Card Kit




I received a request for a colourful ghost card for a young boy and this kit is the result. I hope it may appeal to other people as well. Two different sentiment panel layers are included for the stop making it suitable for a Birthday as well as for Halloween. A blank panel is also included to allow you to tailor it for other occasions as well.

This card comes with a co-ordinating envelope though it is also sized to fit a standard 5x7 inch envelope if you only want to make the card. Step by step instructions are included on each of the sheets.

This kit contains EIGHT sheets to choose from:

  • a sheet with the easel base panel with a blank greetings panel for your own message or greeting
  • a sheet with an alternative easel base panel with a greetings panel with a verse (Hope you have a spooktacular day!)
  • two sheets with the easel top panel and the optional decoupage layers for the top panel
  • a sheet with the easel stop panel; two sentiment panel layers for the stop panel (Happy Boo-Day! and Happy Halloween); plus a blank sentiment panel layer that you can use to devise your own sentiments
  • an envelope front sheet
  • an envelope back sheet
  • a backing paper sheet for you to print onto the reverse side of the easel base and first top panel sheet if you want the back of your card to be patterned


All the sheets are 300dpi high resolution sheets for quality printing.

Raw Graphics © Delightful Doodles and Kay Miller Designs (used under Licence)
Design & template © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)

Here's the cute pair in close up:

































You can find them HERE.

I hope you all have a fab weekend.

Hugs
Von

Monday, 1 September 2014

A toadily cute new shaped card kit!


Hello everyone,

Sorry I've been quiet for a while. Hubby has been off work on leave for the last week so I've not had as much time as usual to devote to designing new things.

I did manage to get one new kit made last week and it is rather cute, so I hope that will make up for it.

Who could resist his adorable little face or is it just me? ;o) I hope you like him too.


Toadily Cute Shaped Fold Card Kit




This cute multi-use shaped card comes with seven different sentiment panel layers (as well as a blank one) and four different matching inserts (including a blank one) making it suitable for a range of occasions including: Anniversaries; Birthdays; Valentine’s Day; sending get well wishes; or just telling someone that they are special or that you love them.

The card can be left unlayered and used as a quick card or you can add the optional decoupage layers that are included. It comes with a co-ordinating envelope though it is also designed to fit a standard 6x6 inch envelope if you only want to make the card. Step by step instructions are included on each of the sheets.

This kit contains TEN sheets to choose from:

  • a shaped card base sheet with sentiment panel (You’re toadily cute!)
  • a layers sheet with the first two optional decoupage layers for the front of the card; three of the sentiment panel layers (‘You’re toadily cute!’; ‘I’m toadily in love with you!’; and ‘You make my heart leap!’); and a blank panel that you can use to devise your own sentiments
  • a second layers sheet with the remaining optional decoupage layers for the front of the card and four more sentiment panel layers to choose from (‘You’re pad or mine?’; ‘Have a toadily fantastic Birthday!’; ‘Heard you’re feeling croaky!’; and ‘You make me toadily happy!’)
  • a sheet with a fully shaped insert which has been left blank for your own greeting or message
  • a second insert sheet with a generic greeting (‘Hope you have a toadily unfrogetable day’)
  • a third insert sheet with a loving greeting (‘I love you more than flies!’)
  • a final insert sheet with a get well greeting (‘Hope you’ll be up and hopping around again very soon’)
  • an envelope front sheet
  • an envelope back sheet
  • a matching backing paper that you can print onto the reverse side of the card base sheet if you would like the inside of the card to be patterned

All the sheets are 300dpi, high resolution sheets, for quality printing.

Raw Graphics © Nitwit Collections (Licence Number: 31327)
Design, concept, verses & template © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)

Here's a closer look at the detail:


























You can find him HERE.

I hope you all have a good week.

Hugs
Von

Monday, 25 August 2014

A pretty floral shaped Christmas card kit


Hello folks,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and that those of you lucky enough to be having a long weekend (like me) are having a good Bank Holiday, even if it is a wet one. Well it wouldn't feel like a Bank Holiday if it wasn't raining would it? ;o)

Do you also realise that Christmas is exactly four months from today? Only another 122 days to go! So, in case you feel like making a start on your Christmas cards, I've just added a new Christmas kit to my store. It's a pretty floral shaped Christmas card featuring a lovely vintage image that I fell in love with. I hope you like it.


Bowl of Poinsettias Shaped Fold Card Kit




This pretty shaped Christmas card comes with a blank sentiment panel so that you can also devise your own sentiments and a choice of inserts (one with a greeting and one without).

The card can be left unlayered and used as a quick card or you can add the optional decoupage layers that are included. It comes with a co-ordinating envelope though it is also designed to fit a standard 6x6 inch envelope if you only want to make the card. Step by step instructions are included on each of the sheets.

This kit contains SEVEN sheets to choose from:

  • a shaped card base sheet
  • a layers sheet with the optional decoupage layers for the front of the card plus a blank sentiment panel layer
  • a sheet with a fully shaped insert which has been left blank for your own greeting or message
  • an alternative insert sheet with a greeting (Best Christmas Wishes)
  • an envelope front sheet
  • an envelope back sheet
  • a matching backing paper that you can print onto the reverse side of the card base sheet if you would like the inside of the card to be patterned


All the sheets are 300dpi, high resolution sheets, for quality printing.

Raw Graphics © Twisted Papers and KayMiller Designs (used under licence)
Design, concept & template © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)

Here it is finished:
































You can find this pretty new Christmas card kit HERE.

I hope you have a good week.

Hugs
Von