WOYWW is What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday - expertly organised by Julia at her blog, Stamping Ground, for several years now. Go over there and have a nose around lots of fabulous crafty blogs. Join in too. We are a friendly bunch!
I am attempting to get more organised and use Tuesday as a block day for writing blog posts - this should help productivity, but I have already been distracted by an email from a client this morning and then my brain took over. I found myself reading a blog about designing your own Tarot/Oracle cards and then I made the decision to re-start my Reiki training. Yes, definitely very random!
I then realised I needed some actual crafting to be happening, or I would not have anything to write about, except for my general rambling which I can do for a long time.
I have lots of cards to make for April, so started up my Serif CraftArtist 2 Professional software and got a card designed for a friend very quickly. I love this software - and after many years of digital crafting I have built up a huge collection of digikits. I truly can make anything for any occasion.
If you are not aware of how fantastic Serif software is (I think I have the full collection), go to www.serif.com and download the free version of CraftArtist to give it a go. It is marketed for scrapbooking, but can be used for absolutely anything. I make a lot of my cards with it, stationery, signs for the farm business etc, etc, etc.
You can do simple designs or really get creative and do incredible digital art. Just the photo editing element within it is worth the purchase price alone. No need to spend a lot of money on Photoshop!
Here is my screenshot of the birthday card I literally spent 2 minutes on. It will be printed off on good quality card and there you go - a unique card. I have also designed the insert and back of the card, and it prints double-sided on one A4 sheet, ready to be trimmed and scored.
I will be blogging again about Serif and, if you have any questions, leave a comment below or email me at email@example.com.
Happy WOYWW to all those that I do not manage to visit.