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The British Craft Awards - voting ends soon!

Posted: 19th December   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone!

As you may know, we have been nominated for the Best CD-Rom/DVD Product in the 2015 British Craft Awards and we need your votes to spread the word about the high-addictive CraftArtist range!

So please vote for us as the Best CD-Rom/DVD Product as there are just a few days left! The closing date is Sunday 21st December at midnight and we would really appreciate your vote! Also, everyone who votes will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £200 worth of crafting goodies PLUS a 32GB iPad Air!

To vote please visit the British Craft Awards website.




Christmas Crafts - projects by Heather Alger

Posted: 9th December   Category: Create your own projects   By: jogaskin

We've invited one of our DaisyTrail Design team members to write a guest post for the blog this week, so here's a quick tutorial from Heather Alger - hope you like it!

Be Your Own Inspiration

This Christmas many of you will wow your family, friends and colleagues with the wonderful handcrafted items you create. Anything from gifts to decorations, the list is endless when using CraftArtist software and the beautiful digikits available. There are many possibilities, and here are a few to consider...
Tree Decorations, Memory Books, a Book of Carols, Calendars & Advent Calendars

Below are two project ideas for your Inspiration...

A Christmas Memories Mini Book

You will need:

- CraftArtist 2 Professional
- The Cardinal Christmas digikit by Cottage Arts
- Printer
- Card stock
- Guillotine, scissors or craft knife
- Cutting board
- Glue or double sided tape.
- A Binding machine with coils, or you could punch the holes and then tie with ribbon as an alternative.


Design the page layouts in CraftArtist to suit your theme and size of book. Once designed, print and cut out all the pages you require. The Mini book you see in the photo has adhered pages stuck back to back. Finish with distress ink on the edges and bind to complete.
(It is a good idea to include journal sections to record memories, poems or quotes etc).


A Cute Christmas Mini Kennel

You will need:

- CraftArtist 2 Professional
- Digikits, I used two 'Cats and Dogs' plus 'Christmas Toys'
- Printer
- Card
- Scissors or craft knife and cutting board
- Glue or double sided tape
- Wrapped treats to pop inside
- Some ribbon if hanging up.

For this project use the Bird House One template from CraftArtist 2 as a starting point. Unlock the layers and erase the two circles from the overlay layer. Add a white quick shape as a kennel opening and decorate the template with papers and elements. Once ready, print out, plus any additional elements you wish to create for decoration. I.e. a bow and gift tag. Cut out, score the dotted lines then build using glue or tape on the labelled areas. You could make this even more personal with pet name, favourite treats etc.

Hope you will have great fun making your own beautiful projects as the holidays approach.
x Heather x


The British Craft Awards - vote for us!

Posted: 18th November   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin














Hi everyone!

We are thrilled to tell you that we've been nominated in the Favourite Craft CD Range category of the 2015 British Craft Awards!

Voting is now open, so please take a few minutes to vote for us! Everyone who votes will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £200 worth of craft goodies.

To vote please visit the British Craft Awards website.

Thank you,