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Summer Spectacular Challenge Winners

Posted: 19th June   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Louise R

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Phew!


It’s been a busy morning looking through all your lovely challenge entries from the Summer Spectacular Challenge week! Thank you all so much for taking part, it’s been loving getting to know you all a bit better through your scrap pages.


It’s been really hard picking the winners, but we finally have them (drumroll please!) …


Monday Summer Spectacular Challenge - Summer Adventure

Facebook (left): Yvette Harvey
DaisyTrail Challenges (right): 1westie

FB Monday winner DT Monday Winner

 

Tuesday Summer Spectacular Challenge - Summer Treats
Facebook (left): Alasandra Ruth Alawine
DaisyTrail Challenges (right): Brenda1007

FB Tuesday winner DT Tuesday Winner

 

Wednesday Summer Spectacular Challenge - Summer Blooms
Facebook (left): Karen McTiernan
DaisyTrail Challenges (right): spinefusion

FB Wednesday DT Wednesday Winner

 

Thursday Summer Spectacular Challenge - Happy Place
Facebook (left): Melissa Lawrence
DaisyTrail Challenges (right): anntaurus

FB Thursday winner DT Thursday Winner


Friday Summer Spectacular Challenge - Blue Skies

Facebook (left): Anita Hitchmough
DaisyTrail Challenges (right): Nanny Jean

FB Friday Challenge DT Friday Winner

 

Saturday Summer Spectacular Challenge - Simple Pleasures
Facebook (left): Elise Abrahams
DaisyTrail Challenges (right): bloggs

FB Saturday Winner DT Saturday Winner

 

Sunday Summer Spectacular Challenge - You Are My Sunshine
Facebook (left): Jenny Hamer
DaisyTrail Challenges (right): Querberus

FB Sunday Winner DT Sunday Winner

 

Overall Winners
Facebook (left): Yvette Harvey
DaisyTrail Challenges (right): teddio

FB Overall Winner DT Overall Winner

I’ll be messaging all the winners today to sort our prizes!

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Meet the Designer: Becks Roberts

Posted: 3rd May   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Louise R

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The regularly requested, and eagerly awaited, Ultimate Men Collection is now just a few days away! As we count down to the release I thought I’d help the time pass a little quicker, by talking to the DaisyTrail designer behind these fantastic kits!Becks

Hello Becks…

Hellooo…

 

Let’s get straight to it! The DaisyTrail community have been asking for content with a more masculine feel, how did it feel to be tasked with the job of bringing that to life?

It was a bit of an honour actually, I always keep up to date with the forums and can see what the community are asking for, so I knew this was a pretty big deal for everyone. As far as creating a whole collection, we usually split them up between the 3 designers, so we might do one kit each, but this time I was asked to do the whole collection myself. It’s a large task and it’s time consuming work. I’m not going to lie, it was a bit daunting knowing I had so much work and such an important collection ahead of me, but I had some really good ideas and was excited to bring them to life!

 

Tell us about your design process. How did you go from the brief, to the four finished kits?

Firstly, I split the ideas I had into different catagories, I wanted to make 4 separate kits but intended them to all sit together well so that they can be compatible. So, I brainstormed what I thought would be a refreshing take on modern male design. I knew we had covered vintage themes for men, so it was important to me to create something fresh and new for the customers!

 

What materials did you use for the kits, and which is your favourite to work with?

All the illustrations were painted with watercolours but I added a few more graphic elements to the kits with fine liners and ink to add a modern touch. I love to work with watercolour the most because they are so fast to paint with and really versatile, you can get so many different effects by using a variety of techniques.

 

Where did you get your inspiration for the kits from?

Well, I really focused on the feedback that we gained from the DaisyTrail community and wanted to deliver a really modern set of kits, a little bit different to what we have made before. I researched modern greeting card trends and blogs and made moodboards for each of the planned kits.

 

I know it must be hard to pick, but which of the kits was the most fun to create?

It is really hard to choose, but I think that Budding Explorer was the most fun to create! I painted dinosaurs and rocket ships and had loads of fun with the bright colour palette.

 

And following on the from previous question, what was the biggest challenge?

I think the scale of the project was the biggest thing to overcome, I time managed myself and set deadlines for each kit. I have such a huge pile of illustrations on my desk from all of the artwork that was produced, I am really proud of myself for getting it all done in time. I was so conscious that I wanted to get these kits to everyone in time for Father’s day and I am really happy with the outcome. I just hope that I have delivered kits that have something in them for everyone!

 

Final question, to help out anyone that’s not seen the sneak peeks over on Facebook, can you sum up the kits in just 3 words (I know this is a tough one – sorry!)?

Modern, bold and fun!


The Ultimate Men Collection will be launching later this week, keep your eyes peeled for the big announcement that the kits are now available!

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10 Days of Christmas Crafts! Day 8 - Nice List Certificate

Posted: 21st December 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Evening all,

I hope you've had a lovely day! It's officially "hump day" so we're on the countdown to breaking up for xmas here at DaisyTrail.

Now the question on many childrens lips at the moment is whether they're on the naughty or the nice list so what better idea for our Day 8 of Christmas Crafts than to use CraftArtist to create a custom made Nice List certificate?

Linda's made this really simple but still so effective certificate by simply using a blank A4 template in CraftArtist and using her favourite Christmas themed digikits to create this beautiful memento for the children (or that naughty other half of yours!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These certificates are fantastic to add to Christmas Eve boxes but would also be great to post to little ones (you're probably a bit late for last post now but could always post through their letterbox - children love receiving mail!) or you could always leave this framed next to their presents from Santa to congratulate them being so good this year!

Who will you be making a naughty or nice certificate for this year??

We'd love to see your creations too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Days of Christmas Crafts! Day 7 - Christmas Treats & Crackers

Posted: 20th December 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

I’m back this evening for day seven of our Christmas crafts and today I’ve got some fun ideas for Christmas eve box treats or stocking filler ideas.

How about putting a twist on adding the usual sweets usually added – there are so many ways you can gift them using CraftArtist – why not give one of our gift box, gift bag, goodie cones or pillow box templates a go? They’re so easy to do, simply load your template and decorate as you wish before printing and assembling – you can create them from start to finish within a few minutes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But the lovely linda has taken it a step further … how about making some comical sweet packets like reindeer food, snowman poop, elf pillows  or reindeer noses? The kids will love these humorous delights!

And finally…. How about making your own Christmas Crackers for the table this year?? There’s a blank Cracker template within the party crafts area of the CraftArtist software which you can personalise to your hearts content (they’d look fab with each guests name on to use instead of place cards) and you could even include your very own jokes or personal message to the crackers!.

We’d love to see how your crackers look on your Christmas table if you decide to give it a go!

 

 

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10 Days of Christmas Crafts! Day 5 - Create your own Christmas card game!

Posted: 19th December 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

It’s officially less than a week until Christmas day! Are you all prepared and ready for the big day? I’m made my famous Christmas gravy yesterday ready  (well I say mine… it’s a Jamie Oliver recipe that I swear by each year!).

So how about a handmade game for stocking fillers or maybe even to put inside crackers! Linda has created this fantastic “Two of the same” card game.

Linda’s used a variety of Kate Hadfield digikits for this tutorial however pretty much any digikit can be used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make the card game it’s so simple….

-       - Use the “Gift Box 2” template in CraftArtist and decorate as you wish - adding some instructions to the back of the gift box using the text tool too would be a good idea!

-       - Print and assemble

-       -  Now you’re ready to create your cards, simply open an A4 page and add a quickshape rectangle-we’ve sized our quickshape to create cards measuring 3.75 x 2.25 inches.

-       -  Use the ‘Stamp mode’ to create multiple cards … you need to make as many as 50 (two of each card) so make sure you copy the page to create enough cards.

-      - Next you need to add your characters or items, you’ll need to make two identical cards for 25 designs in total.

-      - Print off, cut out and get playing!

This would be a fantastic game to play with the little ones after Christmas dinner!

Maybe you can think of your very own unique card game?

 

 

 

 

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10 Days of Christmas Crafts! Day 4 - Anne's Decorative Teacups!

Posted: 16th December 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hello it’s nannyanne here for Day 4 of DaisyTrail's Christmas Crafts!

For day 4 I have a step by step guide on how to make a  3D ‘Cup’ or ‘Mug’ card
using the free templates that I have created. 

You can download the template here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are suitable for any occasion and have room to add a small gift, money envelope or perhaps a few choccies!

The cups would make great alternative ‘crackers’ on your Christmas dinner table too...perhaps theme them individually to suit each person or to match your colour scheme.

The ‘Mug’ is slightly taller but is made exactly the same way as the cup.......they are perfect for making ‘male’ orientated cards and there is plenty of space on the ‘outside’ section of the template to add a ‘slogan’ or  two!

Supplies needed for this project:


•    CraftArtist (any version) - Including the FREE CraftArtist Compact
•    A Digikit of your choice (I've used Rococo Roses )
•    2 sheets of printable A4 card - (I used 220 gsm)
•    Scissors, or a craft knife and cutting mat
•    Double-sided sticky tape, or glue
•    Foam pads


Drag a Background paper onto the template ...it will automatically  land on the ‘Background Layer’.

Make sure that the ‘Embellishments  Layer’ is selected/highlighted before you start adding your design to the template

Select the cup ‘handle’ and add a ‘Colour’ Fill’ to tone in with your cup ‘Background’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorate the ‘outer side’ of the cup ..... the handle will be stuck to the panel nearest the ‘Glue Tabs’ so keep that in mind when adding your design.

Any element that is added ‘above’ the top fold line will need to be ‘Flipped’ (vertically) as that section of the template is folded over and becomes the ‘inside’ of the cup.

Add the elements of your design, that will be cutout and stuck onto the ‘tabs’, to Page 2 of the Template making sure that they fit in between the Fold-lines of the tabs!


It’s a good idea at this point to roughly measure how ‘tall’ you want your design so that you can adjust the size of each element accordingly. I look at the ‘Transform Tab’ to keep an eye on the size of embellishments.

Add a ‘Colour Fill’ to the circle that matches your design (this circle is stuck on the bottom of the cup to cover the overlapping tabs.)

TIP: You can ‘hide’ the ‘Text’ (and Fold/Cut lines on the template) by clicking on the little ‘Eye’ icon on the corresponding Layers in the Layers Tab. so that they don’t Print out on your finished design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Print out the two Template pages and you are then ready to cut everything out.

TIP: Cutout the ‘cup’ on outer lines but don’t worry about the ‘diamond’ shapes and the ‘Cut Lines’ on the tabs to begin with ........it’s best to do all the ‘Folding’ first (use a score board if you have one) ..... then simply fold along each ‘vertical’ line in turn so that the ‘diamonds’ are much easier to cut out.

Cut up each solid line at the bottom of the cup to create the ‘tabs’ that will make the base of the cup.

Cut out everything on Page 2 of the Template.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you use sticky foam pads to adhere your embellishments it adds a little more dimension to the decorated cup.

For festive cups a little glitter here and there would be lovely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little bits of shredded tissue paper also looks good poked down into the cup between the tabs......so many options here to create totally unique cards and gifts.


Happy crafting!

Best wishes

Anne (nannyanne)

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10 Days of Christmas Crafts! Day 3 - Christmas Story Book

Posted: 16th December 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hello everyone,

Christmas is drawing close now, hopefully most of your gifts have been purchased (or crafted!) and you’re prepping yourself ahead of the monster wrap-athon (well that’s certainly how I’ll be spending my Saturday morning anyway!).

So how about a craft with a difference for the little ones? Check out this beautiful hand-made book created by Linda! She’s created each page herself using the Kate Hadfield Night before Christmas digikit and Jingle all the way … you could re-create a well-known Christmas story or maybe even write your own you can illustrate the story using digikits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This would be a great idea for Christmas eve – you could even add your child or grandchild in to the story!

We’d love to see your books if you decide to give this ago – it’s such a simple idea yet so much fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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10 Days of Christmas Crafts! Day 2 - Grow your own candy canes!

Posted: 15th December 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone!

For our second day of crafty projects for Christmas we have a fabulously fun project to do with the kids; growing their very own candy canes!

It’s really simple and many of you may have seen this idea on social media but why not add that extra special touch to the fun and make your own seed wallet in CraftArtist?!

We’ve created a seed wallet template for you to save and use. 

Download your seed packet template here

Simply add a background and some decorative embellishments and you’re good to go!

Once you’ve made your packet all you need is ….

-        -  A pot of sugar

-        - Some tic-tacs (or similar) for the seeds

-        -   Some candy canes (to replace the seeds whilst the kiddi-winks are in bed!)

-        -  A sprinkling of Christmas cheer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simply sow your seeds in the sugar soil, sprinkle a little Christmas magic over the top and leave to grow overnight … in the morning you’ll have grown some oh-so-very-merry candy canes! The look of amazement on the children’s face is just fantastic!

This clever project is created by the very talented Linda Wallace which can be used as part of a Christmas Eve box, all our projects featuring over the next few days can all be used together to created your very own CraftArtist created Christmas Eve box!

Do you have any fun Christmas projects you’ve created for the kids this Christmas?

We'd love to see some reaction shots of the children when they wake up to see their magical candy canes... that's surely a good excuse for a scrap page?!

 

 

 

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Mischief awaits with DaisyTrail's Naughty Elf!

Posted: 30th November 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hello DaisyTrailers!

The countdown to Christmas has begun, and it appears the DaisyTrail office has acquired a new team member – a naughty Elf!

This pesky chap has been messing up our desks, swapping our sugar for salt, and running off with our mince pies! All this mayhem has given us an idea for a challenge

** The Naughty Elf **

First things first... Download your Naughty Elf here!

The challenge is to capture the Naughty Elf up to some mischief around the home. He could be running off with the presents from under the tree, making a mess in the kitchen, or simply hiding, lying in wait ready to make someone jump. To help you on your way, we’ve provided you with the Naughty Elf image.

Louise has been busy crafting with our elf already... he's tied poor teddy to a lamp post!

Challenge Requirements:
  • Your entry must include the Naughty Elf image.
  • Any size page setup can be used and any digikits of your choice. (If adding photos please make sure you have permission to use them.)
How to enter:
  • Once you have finished your page upload it to DaisyTrail, click 'Share this Project' (to the right of your page) and then select The Naughty Christmas Elf from the Challenge Drop Down Menu. Finally click 'Enter Challenge'.
  • You can enter the competitions as many times as you like! - Simply add your additional entries to the forum thread!

The winners:

There will be no overall challenge winner, but every day from the 1st December to the 24th we will be picking a different entry to be our featured page for the day.

**This challenge will close at 9am (UK time) on Friday 23rd December**

Have lots of fun!

The DaisyTrail Team x
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A brand new free digikit, and a challenge!

Posted: 2nd November 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Sarah Attenborough

Armistice Day Challenge

Good afternoon everyone. Smile

We’re so pleased to be able to share with you this brand new free digikit from one of our talented DaisyTrail designers.

Painted Poppies has been created in honour of fallen service men and women, and we couldn't be more delighted with the finished kit. We hope you like it too.

To mark the new release, and with Armistice Day rapidly approaching, we have a new challenge for you using Painted Poppies, which you can install from here: 

Painted Poppies Digikit

If you have the latest patch installed, you can simply double click on the  .pack file to automatically copy the file to your “my digikits”. If you’re using an older version of CraftArtist or using our free compact version, you’ll need to simply save the file in your “My Digikits” folder.

The challenge:

The challenge is to create a page to remember the fallen service men and women, killed in conflict. Whether it be WW1, WW2, or our modern-day heroes, we want to see them honoured, using the Painted Poppies digikit.

You can submit your entry on the challenge page, and when it closes we'll be compiling a slideshow to commemorate all our fallen heroes, which will be showcased on the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month.

The rules:

  • Pages must be a 12 x 12 scrap page
  • Entries must be uploaded before 5pm on Wednesday 9th November


There won't be any winner of this challenge, instead it's a collaborative project from all our DaisyTrail members.

To enter the challenge simply click here.

we remember

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Digital Scrapbooking Day Competition!

Posted: 30th September 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Sarah Attenborough

Scrap Page of the Year 2016 Challenge

For Digital Scrapbooking Day on 1st October we thought we’d run a competition to celebrate all the beautiful scrap pages our lovely DaisyTrail members have created this year.

All entries will receive a top secret digikit (added to your account once the competition has finished) and the winner will receive 10 digikits of their choice.

**What’s the challenge? **

Simply choose your favourite scrap page you have uploaded to DaisyTrail since 1st January 2016 (new uploads are allowed however pages that have won a challenge in the past are not to be entered).

**How to enter your page**

Click “Share this project” next to your uploaded page, under challenges you’ll see a drop down box, Select “Scrap Page of the Year 2016” followed by the “Enter Challenge” button.

**When is the closing date?**

Entries must be entered by 9am GMT on Friday 7th October.

A winner will be chosen by the DaisyTrail team shortly after and announced later that day. The DT teams decision is final.

Prizes will be issued on Friday 7th October, please check your “My Orders” area for your download. Exchanges for any unwanted digikits are not available

Have fun and enjoy!

Good luck all! Laughing

 

 

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New Designer Announcement!

Posted: 26th September 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Sarah Attenborough

Hi everyone!

We're pleased to announce our new designer to DaisyTrail, Michelle Jackson-Mogford! We're really excited to have Michelle with us, and it won't be long until you can check out her fantastic designs!

 

Sarah :)

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14 Day Scrapbook Challenge

Posted: 27th June 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Sarah Attenborough

14 Day Scrapbook Challenge!

The 14 day scrapbook challenge begins today! Laughing

The idea behind the challenge is to create a page matching the theme we’ve set for each day. You can join in as much or as little as you like! There’s no commitment to create a page for every single day.

It’s just a bit of fun and a way to get the creativeness flowing in our great crafting community!

The themes for each of the 14 days are as follows;

 

Day 1 - A cherished memory

Day 2 - A favourite holiday

Day 3 - Someone you love

Day 4 - Your inspiration

Day 5 - Your Family

Day 6 - Your home town

Day 7 - A pet or favourite animal

Day 8 - Something old

Day 9 - Greatest achievement

Day 10 - Memory of a loved one

Day 11 - Something you did today

Day 12 - Your favourite colour

Day 13 - All about me

Day 14 - A celebration

 

Any questions, just ask!

Enjoy!  Smile

 

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CraftArtist 2.1 Update now available

Posted: 20th June 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

We're really pleased to announce that a new update to the CraftArtist 2 software is now available (version  2.1.0.37). This patch will provide some much needed fixes and improvements and will also bring you some fantastic new content in the form of 80 new punches & stencils too!

Please see below for an in-depth list of improvements and fixes we've made to the CraftArtist 2 Professional software...

FEATURES

  • Improvements to the functioning of 64 bit scanning.
  • Introduced the ability to install a digikit and launch the software by simply double clicking on a Digikit .pack file.
  • A new "Import Digikits" feature can be found in the File menu to install pack files from within the software. This can be used to bulk install digikits.
  • A new "Manage Digikits" feature recycles your old/unneeded kits from within the program and is found in Tools > Options > Manage Digikits.

CONTENT

4 New Stencil/Punch Categories

  • 20 Corners
  • 20 Toppers
  • 20 Tags
  • 20 Banners

Ten new blank templates

  • 6x6 & 5x5 in Regular
  • 6x6 & 6x6 facing in Scrapbook
  • 6x6, A4 and Letter in Side Fold Card
  • 6x6, A4 and Letter in Tent Fold Card


IMPROVEMENTS

General

A tooltip displaying the digikit name can be found when hovering over an item in the content tab (e.g. an embellishment) to help easily identify the source digikit.

Digikit Browser:

  • Improved search category lists
  • Removed unpurchased DaisyTrail.com content from appearing in the digikit browser, now only your installed digikits will appear.
  • Digikits can be added to the “My Digikits” folder while the software is running and can be used immediately.

Digikit Creator:

  • When a digikit is saved, the software now offers to create materials from backgrounds automatically (if there aren't any materials currently in the digikit).
  • The software now prompts you to create a layout if there are no layouts (to serve as a preview in the digikit browser).
  • The ability to move to between assets in the creator by using the F2 and F3 keys.
  • Tagging now suggests the most popular kit tags for you to easily select from.
  • Tagging suggests a pre-populated list of colours for you to select from.
  • When tagging, left & right arrow keys select whole words (and automatically inserts whitespace at the last position if necessary).
  • Now allows the pasting of multiple tags, with automatic de-duplication.
  • Autocomplete tagging is now available via a popup listbox, where <Up>, <Down> and <Enter> keys work in the textbox to add the word.
  • Tagging commits when text box loses focus, so there is no explicit "add" or "delete" step, this should make it a bit quicker.

Tools:

  • Format Painter: Allows multiple uses of the Format Painter (<Shift>+<Click> to activate)
  • Pen tool: Now able to adjust control handles (as well as line nodes) when editing as you draw (with the <Ctrl> shortcut).
  • Select Tool: Hover selection outline of semi-transparent images much improved

Further improvements: 

  • Save a documents settings and item defaults. These are now serialised with their documents, so each document remembers its own defaults.
  • Default for text within a QuickShape updated.
  • Layers tab can now be scrolled by dragging items towards the top and bottom edges.
  • Screen text and icons should no longer be unreadable on modern High DPI screens.
  • Transform tab allows positive and negative rotation, as does the arrange menu.
  • Updated hintline text for icons on Arrange and Align tabs.
  • Page Setup – You can now use the arrow keys between categories (and to navigate to custom)
  • Ruler colour now darker where the selected item falls, for clarity.
  • Page Up/Page Down scrolls through document pages.
  • 'New Craft Project' inherits last document page type much like CA1.
  • Cut-Out-Studio “Keep Original” tries to insert new picture above the original for manual decoupage effects.
  • CraftArtist now features a ‘drop indication’ when re-ordering pages.
  • Default for stencil is now to allow 2 stencils to be used at once, and not clip outside the first lifted stencil. Pressing <Ctrl> gives old clip-outside behaviour.
  • Absolute Mouse mode support for HUION and other tablets.
  • Align tab: allow 'Spaced' option for just two items.
  • Saving as a JPEG has a more sensible default quality setting.
  • Improved PDF Import: PDF from HP Scanner software, Format not valid/not supported has been fixed.
  • Units in Print preview have been updated to match work area units.
  • Check for update from Web now available when no documents are open.
  • Using “Format > Fill” with nothing selected edits the default fill for the object, like “Format > Line” does.
  • Dialogs menus and other UI: Access Keys added
  • Autocorrect replacement words have been updated
  • Automatically throw away "small" clipping holes when converting to a frame.
  • Import from File on Customise Edit Button Dialog now allows PNG.
  • <Shift>+Run-Up will now work as well as <Ctrl>+Run-Up, (irrespective of OS) to help reset user settings on Windows 8 + Windows 10 where <Ctrl> is already repurposed on Desktop shortcuts.

PLUS OVER 100 FIXES TO BOTH FUNCTIONALITY AND STABILITY!

We have also unfortunately had to remove the upload to gallery function from within the software, as many of you will be aware we have had various problems with this function over the past few months which have proved to be irreparable. This function has now been replaced with the ability to export your project ready for upload to the DaisyTrail gallery manually through the website.

To install your patch, if you haven't already been prompted to do so in the software, simply click "Help" > "Check for Update from Web" (please note you'll need to have an active internet connection) and follow the on-screen prompts!

We hope you love this new update and content as much as we do!

 

 

 

 

 


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Exciting Announcement!

Posted: 14th March 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hello all!

We have a confession to make, we have been holding on to an extremely exciting secret for a few months now and we literally can’t hold on to it any longer … in fact we may quite simply burst with excitement! So we’ve decided to confess all and let you all in on our amazing news.

Spring is fast approaching and is a time of new beginnings and so we feel it’s quite apt to announce our own new beginning. As many of you will know, DaisyTrail has been around for eight years this year and whilst our products have evolved our website has remained pretty much the same from day one. So it is with great excitement that we can announce that summer 2016 will see the launch of a BRAND NEW DaisyTrail website which will have been completely revamped and will include some fantastic new features too.

We pride ourselves on providing our members with a friendly, welcoming environment and this is going to stay at the heart of our values with the new website. On top of this, we’re aiming to provide you with a host of top quality new products, lashings of inspiration and a sprinkling of exclusives along the way. Our aim is to create the ultimate digital crafting haven for crafters around the world.

We’re going to keep the finer details under wraps for a little while longer but we’ll be sure to provide you all with some sneak peeks along the way! So keep checking back for more details over the next few months!

We’re absolutely ecstatic over this news, and we hope you’ll join us in the excitement too. This is just the start of a very exciting new chapter for DaisyTrail.com as the home of CraftArtist and we hope you’ll join us along the way.

Just watch this space! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Changes to how DaisyTrail works

Posted: 4th February 2016   Category: Site Updates, DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

In the last couple of days, we've had a bit of an issue with spam posts appearing on the forums.
Thank you all for bearing with us while sorted it out.

The main thing to make you aware of is that from now on, only members that have been active for 48 hours will be able to post on the forums. Although we realise this isn't ideal, it is the best solution for the website at the moment and will hopefully stop the spam.

All new members will be able to post to the gallery, read forum/blog posts and buy from the Shop, but they will not be able to post on the forums for 48 hours.

We would really appreciate your understanding in this and apologise for any inconvenience.

Thanks,
Jo

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Welcome to the DaisyTrail Shop Louise Mulgrew!

Posted: 29th January 2016   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We are really pleased to announce the arrival of a new designer to the DaisyTrail Shop - Louise Mulgrew!

Louise is an illustrator whose self-proclaimed ‘loose, energetic style’ combines colourful inky washes with intricate line-work and playful mark-making on each design. We think you’ll agree that we don’t have anything quite like these beautiful kits on the DaisyTrail Shop at the minute, and we are so happy to be able to bring them to you.

Here's some samples made using her kits:

Picture Postcard:

Nature's Garden:

Party Animals:

We hope you like them!

Thanks,

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Happy Christmas from the DaisyTrail team

Posted: 18th December 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone!

We hope you're all ready for Christmas and are looking forward to some good food and nice company!

The DaisyTrail team are starting to wind down and are definitely feeling festive now.

We've got a little message for you all that we filmed yesterday - hope you like it:

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL & BEST WISHES FOR 2016!

The DaisyTrail Team x

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Using CraftArtist to make and sell digikits

Posted: 27th November 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We have been asked to clarify the ways in which CraftArtist can be used with regards to making and selling your own digikits.

In general, you are permitted to use the software to make your own content to sell. So for example, you can use the shapes and tools within the software to create items, export them as images and sell them on your website (as ZIP files of images or individual images).

You can also create .pack files using the Digikit Creator and distribute them for free with friends & family.

You are not, however, permitted to sell content in the form of .pack files, or to use any content you have bought or downloaded for free from DaisyTrail to make kits to sell. As you know, when you purchase the software and digikits you are required to accept a license agreement which specifies the ways in which the software can be used. These terms are clearly specified within the License Agreement.

If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks,

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The fabulous new Golden Years digikits

Posted: 24th November 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News, Product previews and overviews   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Today we have launched the fabulous Golden Years digikits. This is a collection for anyone who is a naughty nanna, a great grandad or who has got gorgeous grandkids.

We’ve created these four kits with a cheeky glint in our eye – they’re a little bit saucy, a little bit mischievous and 100% based on real life!

Here's a video preview of the kits -

And here's some samples made using them:

Great Grandads:

Naughty Nanna's:


Soul Mates:

Gorgeous Grandkids:

We hope you like them! You can get them on the DaisyTrail Shop here.

Thanks,

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EXCLUSIVE DaisyTrail Christmas kits

Posted: 29th October 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News, Product previews and overviews   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Today we are launching three amazing Christmas digikits on the DaisyTrail Shop which are exclusive to DaisyTrail!

Charlotte has been crafting with the Cosy Up Christmas digikit in the video studio and here she shows you how to make a really easy Christmas card:

Here's a video overview of the kit:

We hope you like them!

You can get them on the DaisyTrail Shop here:

Cosy Up Christmas
Home for Christmas
Winter Snow Globes

Thanks!

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Are you a winner in our Pets competition?

Posted: 30th September 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

A couple of months ago we ran a competition to give people the chance to have their pets drawn by our design team and featured in our new digikit collection.

Well, we are thrilled to announce that the time has come to launch our new digikits and show you the pets that are now famous! Here's a video to show you all the winners and the illustrations of their pets:


We hope you like our new collection - you can get it from TOMORROW on the DaisyTrail Shop.

Winners - please email us to claim your prize (each winner gets the digikit that their pet is featured in): contactus@daisytrail.com

Thanks,

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New designer: APRIL ROSE ILLUSTRATION!

Posted: 25th September 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Good morning everyone,

We are thrilled to announce a new designer joining the DaisyTrail Shop - April Rose Illustration! The creative mind behind April Rose is the wonderful Siobhan Harrison. Jess & I met Siobhan at Spring Fair earlier this year and were convinced that you would love her designs as much as we do.

Here's some samples and a bit of background information about the designer:

Siobhan Harrison is an established illustrator having illustrated over twenty five Children's Books amongst other projects. Siobhan originally worked as a textile designer and colourist in womenswear for the fashion industry both in London and New York, before pursuing a career as an illustrator. As a freelance illustrator, Siobhan worked in-house for several Greeting Card companies in London including Tigerprint for Marks and Spencer.

We hope you like the look of these new kits - get yours from the DaisyTrail Shop now!

Thanks,

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The DaisyTrail Bohemian Collection is here!

Posted: 3rd September 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

It's finally time to announce the arrival of the incredible Bohemian Collection! This collection of 6 digikits has been created by our DaisyTrail design team and is absolutely perfect for scrapbooking.

Here's a preview of what's in the kits:

And some lovely samples made using the kits:

We hope you like them! You can get them from the DaisyTrail Shop now!

Thanks,

 

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NEW! The Claire Tarling Animals Collection

Posted: 25th August 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

We are thrilled to announce that a new range of animals kits has arrived in the DaisyTrail Shop! Created by Hampshire-based artist, Claire Tarling, the four kits are a must-have for anyone that loves animals.

Claire is a watercolour artist whose whimsical illustrations reflect a lifelong love for animals with little human touches thrown in for a humorous twist. Check out these samples:

Here's a short video to show you what's in the kits:

We hope you like what you see! You can get the digikits here.

Thanks,

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Introducing April Rose - shows today!

Posted: 13th August 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Good morning everyone,

We are thrilled to announce a new designer joining the DaisyTrail team - April Rose Illustration! The creative mind behind April Rose is the wonderful Siobhan Harrison. Jess & I met Siobhan at Spring Fair earlier this year and were convinced that you would love her designs as much as we do.

Michelle will be launching these kits on Create & Craft later today at 4pm and 7pm, so make sure you tune in to get your copy. Here's a little preview and some background information:

Siobhan Harrison is an established illustrator having illustrated over twenty five Children's Books amongst other projects. Siobhan originally worked as a textile designer and colourist in womenswear for the fashion industry both in London and New York, before pursuing a career as an illustrator. As a freelance illustrator, Siobhan worked in-house for several Greeting Card companies in London including Tigerprint for Marks and Spencer.

We hope you like the look of this new Debut Collection - tune in to Create & Craft at 4pm and 7pm to get your copy!

Thanks,

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Bohemian Collection Launching on Create & Craft TV!

Posted: 14th July 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi Everyone,

Just thought I’d pop in to say hello and introduce our brand new DaisyTrail collection which we’re launching on Create & Craft TV tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon!

This fantastic new collection “The Bohemian Collection” is a particular favourite of our designers (I know we said that about CraftScapes – but this collection is up there with the likes of CraftScapes in our eyes!). It’s a collection which can be used for all occasions and all recipients – we’re always being told that you lovely ladies and gents love grungy textures and alternative art so this collection has been designed to cater for exactly that!

In the collection you’ll find a gorgeous selection of eclectic colour palettes that can be used to create crafts for a variety of moods, you’ll find a wide range of textures to really get involved and build up some gorgeous layers and also a variety of handmade embellishments that Charlotte, Siobhan and Becks have handcrafted and painted themselves!

The Bohemian Collection is something that’s unlike anything we ourselves have created before and is sure to be a hit (even if we do say so ourselves!), as mentioned earlier it’ll be launching on Create & Craft TV tomorrow, Wednesday 15th July, with Michelle Jackson-Mogford at 4pm, 7pm and 10pm so be sure to tune in!

We’ll be providing a variety of sneak peeks on our Facebook page so keep an eye out over the next 24 hours!

In the mean time I’ll leave you with a peek at some of the gorgeous samples Emma, Yvette & Linda from our fab design team have created! 

Enjoy!

Jess

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The highly anticipated CRAFTSCAPES 2 kits are here!

Posted: 1st July 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News, Product previews and overviews   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We hope you're enjoying the sunshine. We are thrilled to announce that the CraftScapes 2 digikits are now available to buy in the DaisyTrail Shop!

This time we've created seven beautiful kits, which each contain background papers, settings, characters and greetings that you can use to recreate some of the most famous landscapes across the world.

Here's a preview of what's in the kits:

We hope you like them! You can get them from the DaisyTrail shop now.

Thanks,

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Changes to the DaisyTrail Team

Posted: 11th June 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We have some news for you today regarding the DaisyTrail team. Our lovely illustrator, Becks, will be leaving us shortly to have her baby girl.

You might own some of Becks's digikits; she's the creator behind His Story, Beautiful Birdcages and the Summer Seaside, Winter Village and Autumn Country CraftScapes kits. Becks has also made most of the latest free kits for DaisyTrail (including Eccentric Carousel and DigiTangle), and she has made a couple of the new CraftScapes kits that will be launching in two weeks. She's been busy! Her baby is due in July and we hope you'll join us in wishing her well.

We have recruited the incredibly talented Lauren to cover Becks's maternity leave, so she'll be with us until at least March next year. I asked Lauren some questions to help you get to know her:

How long have you been illustrating?

I've been drawing, doodling and sketching all my life. I have been working as a freelance illustrator/ fine artist since I graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2007. I try to keep developing all the time and take a sketch book with me on days out to places like zoos and museums, trying to sketch different and unusual things.

Tell us about your illustration style:

My style is something I am always trying to evolve and am always willing in trying new mediums to develop my designs. Like many artists I am influenced by what has come before me. My own favourites artists span from those of the Art Nouveau movement to Disney character design, and comic books artists. They inspire me everyday.

What can DaisyTrail customers expect from your artwork?

I'm really looking forward to developing the DaisyTrail catalogue; there are already some wonderful kits available, and I want to bring something of my own style to compliment and add to the existing designs.  I look to my family and friends for inspiration as they often struggle to find greeting cards that suit their loved ones.

Have you got a favourite topic to illustrate? Why?

I love mythology, science fiction and the female form, particularly Victorian and Steampunk inspired characters. I enjoy letting my imagination run wild and I'm fascinated with beautiful costume design and alternative fashion which is evident in my personal work. Because of this I am often commissioned to create artwork for people who are inspired by the same things including book covers, logos and tattoo designs.

Where can customers first see your work?

The first collection I'll be working on is the upcoming Pets Collection (coming out later this year). Here are a couple of animal portraits I worked on prior to starting as an illustrator for DaisyTrail:

Welcome to the DaisyTrail Team Lauren!

Thanks for reading,

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New designer: LOUISE TILER!

Posted: 13th May 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

The long awaited launch of the fabulous Debut Collection by Louise Tiler is finally here!

Louise Tiler is an award-winning designer whose designs have been sold by a huge range of esteemed retailers such as Artistic Britain and Graham and Brown.

Louise is primarily a surface pattern designer, whose passion for intricate hand-drawn and hand-painted designs makes her the perfect creator of digikits for you to craft with. Louise combines traditional hand drawn techniques with modern digital processes to create vintage inspired and contemporary designs.

There are 5 beautiful digikits in the collection:

Baby Bloom
Vintage Florals
Love Florals
Fashion Florals
Birthday Florals

Here is a quick video preview to show you them:

We hope you like her Debut Collection - you can view more images and card samples on our Facebook page.

Thanks,

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VE Day - 70th anniversary

Posted: 8th May 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Today is the anniversary of VE Day, marking 70 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe.

The DaisyTrail team would like you to join us in commemorating the 70th anniversary and honour our heroes and all they did for us.

Until Sunday, all DaisyTrail customers can get the 40's Wartime digikit for just £1.

Offer ends Sunday 10th May 2015 at 23:59 GMT.

Thanks,

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New designer: KIMERIC KREATIONS!

Posted: 7th May 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We have just launched a fabulous new range in the DaisyTrail Shop that we HAD to tell you about: Kimeric Kreations!

We are incredibly excited about this new designer, and from the response we've had so far on Facebook and Create & Craft TV, we know you will love the digikits too.

We asked Kim (the designer behind Kimeric Kreations) a few questions so you
could get to know her...

What’s the history behind ‘Kimeric Kreations’?

"I've always been a crafter.  When I was a kid, I would save bits of colored glass, pretty rocks, paper clips, you name it. I had crayons, paints, glue, paper - all in boxes in my room, and was always "making stuff". My grandmother was a quilter and tatter - she taught me quilting and cooking when I was a kid, both things I still love today. I was a child of the '70's - and embroidered anything I could get my hands on. I had discovered fabrics thru home economics classes in school, and found you could do other things than "just quilt" them. Later, after my kids were born, I opened a craft shop in a small town, and ran it until my husband passed in 1986. I closed up the shop as my kids were very very young, and instead began doing "home craft parties", lugging around display stands and examples of my work to peoples homes, while working fulltime during the day. 

I began scrapbooking to keep and preserve memories of my hubby - for my children. Very basic scrapbooking.... plastic pages for photo's, and would use those sticky labels on top of the plastic. As scrapbooking evolved into the beautiful hobby it is today - I found I couldn't afford to purchase all the things I wanted! So, I just kept at it the way I had been for years. Then - I got a computer.  The basic paint program that comes with Windows fascinated me to no end!   I actually got pretty good with that one, lol - but never did anything with it.  In 2005 I move 3 hours away from my family, to the peaceful countryside. I got a job driving fork lift, which I loved, believe it or not. I met Eric there my first year. At night, I would surf the net, looking for creative idea's. One night I came across a scrapbook site. I did not realize it was a completely digital program - but admired what I was seeing. After reading more, I was hooked. I knew how to scrapbook, but I had no idea how to make these "digital kits". 

Meanwhile, my relationship with Eric grew.  After being a widow for 20 years... dating was ...strange.  But, we clicked. Eric is an artist and musician, and encourages me every step of the way. We decided to invest in a more involved design program, and penny pincher that I am, I chose Paint Shop Pro, which I still use as my main design program today. I taught myself how to 'design' thru lots of trial and error. We chose the brand "Kimeric Kreations"   as Kim  + Eric equals Kimeric - just that simple. It's been a long road, but a fun one!"

Here's some beautiful samples made using Kim's Debut Collection (available here on the DaisyTrail Shop):

We hope you like these kits as much as we do. You can get them from the DaisyTrail Shop here.

Thanks,

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The Victoria Nelson Occasions Collection

Posted: 23rd April 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Today we have launched a new set of kits on the DaisyTrail Shop: The Victoria Nelson Occasions Collection!

Here's a quick overview video of the kits:


And here's a quick card made using the Celebrations digikit and CraftArtist:

We hope you enjoyed these videos and like what you see!

The Occasions digikits and CraftArtist are available in the DaisyTrail Shop now!

Thanks,

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New kits from Peppermint Creative

Posted: 8th April 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We've just added two new digikits to the shop that we think you'll love. Both are from Peppermint Creative and are the perfect go-to kits for all teenager and girl themed projects!

We hope you like them!

Thanks,

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New to the DaisyTrail Shop: Wildflower Hollow!

Posted: 17th March 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News, Product previews and overviews   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Today we have launched a brand new set of kits that are brand new to DaisyTrail: Wildflower Hollow!

Here's a quick overview video of the kits:


This next video shows you how Leona, the illustrator for these beautiful kits, created them. You'll see Leona drawing and painting one of the rabbits by hand (with no reference!):

We hope you enjoyed these videos and like what you see!

The Wildflower Hollow kits are in the DaisyTrail Shop now!

Thanks,

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Winner of the DigiQuill artwork competition!

Posted: 17th March 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

It's time to announce the winners of the DigiQuill competition. Becks and Charlotte have picked one winner each, so congratulations to Slapstick:

and Princess Luna:

Slapstick has won the Peacock artwork, and Princess Luna has won the floral artwork. I hope you like your prizes and find a good home for them, we loved your entries!

Thanks to everyone who entered,

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WIN OVER £500 OF CRAFTARTIST GOODIES!

Posted: 17th March 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We had some great news last week - our Facebook page now has over 5,000 likes! To celebrate, we have launched an amazing competition where you can win over £500 worth of CraftArtist prizes. The discs included in this prize are:

- CraftArtist 2 Professional
- Victoria Nelson Floral Collection
- The Glamoureyes Collection
- The Essential Bagpuss Collection
- Sahlin Studio Vintage Collection
- Roald Dahl Digikit Collections 1, 2 & 3
- Fizzy Moon Love Collection
- 2015 Calendar Digikit Collection
- Fizzy Moon Digikit Collection 2
- Wildflower Hollow Digikit Collection
- Punches & Stamps Collection 1
- CraftScapes Tunnel Cards Digikit
- Digital Parchment Craft Collections 1 & 2
- DigiBoss Collections 1 & 2
- Cottage Arts Everyday Collection
- Cottage Arts clicK.artistrY clicK.masks Collections 1 & 2
- Cottage Arts Nature Collection

If you'd like to enter this competition, you can on our Facebook page.

Thanks!

 

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Coming this year to DaisyTrail...

Posted: 11th March 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

A little sneak peek for you about a new digikit we've got coming up this year...

Keep your eyes peeled for more on this digikit soon! Laughing

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COMPETITION: Win original signed DigiQuill artwork!

Posted: 5th March 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We have been overwhelmed with the popularity of the new DigiQuill digikits, so we thought it might be nice to reward all the lovely people that have bought it. So this competition is open to anyone that has bought the DigiQuill digikits.

If you'd like to win one of two original DigiQuill designs, (the peacock feather and orange floral design), all you have to do is share your DigiQuill design with us. The designs have also been signed by Charlotte and Becks (the creators).

The only requirement for this is that you use the DigiQuill Flourishes and/or DigiQuill Frames digikits to make your design. You can use any other kits to complement your design.

We want to see just how creative you can be!

Closing date is Tuesday 17th March 2015 at 9am GMT.

One entry per person - your first entry will count so please don't submit more than one. Single page design please.

To enter, upload your project to DaisyTrail and click the 'Share this project' button to the right hand side. Click on the dropdown and choose the 'Win DigiQuill Artwork' competition. Click 'Enter Challenge'.

GOOD LUCK!
Thanks,
Jo

 

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EXCLUSIVE new kits - DigiQuill!

Posted: 3rd March 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Today we have launched a brand new set of kits that are EXCLUSIVE to DaisyTrail: DigiQuill.

To bring you these kits, we’ve tackled a tricky papercraft technique that adds a unique and realistic 3-dimensional effect to your digital crafts. We hope you like them! On average each quilled design has taken around 1 day to create – and there are 70 individual designs over the three kits!

Here's a quick overview video of the kits:

And we've also created a video to show you how the DigiQuill kits have been made. Here's our lovely Charlotte and Becks:

We hope you enjoyed these videos and like what you see!

The Flourishes and Frames DigiQuill kits are £5.99 each, and the Backgrounds kit is £2.99. Get yours now from the DaisyTrail Shop!

Thanks,

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The Parchment Craft digikits are here!

Posted: 27th January 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Great news for anyone eagerly awaiting the launch of our Parchment Craft digikits - they are
now available in the DaisyTrail Shop!

The paper craft technique of parchment crafting can be quite fiddly and time consuming, and
for a lot of us it’s a craft we like the look of, but don’t want to make ourselves. With this new
set of kits, you can achieve the same effect, but without having to do the work! Look at these
gorgeous samples:

There are 8 digikits in the range, and each one contains parchment craft design embellishments
that you can drag and drop onto your page. The kits have already been so popular thanks to our
shows on Create & Craft TV, so you might have seen them being used on projects on Facebook
and DaisyTrail.

We've made a video to show you the kits here.

We hope you like them!

Happy Crafting,

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Winners of the Parchment Craft competition!

Posted: 27th January 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

A massive thank you to everyone that entered the competition to win the Parchment Craft digikits. As always it was so hard to pick our winners, and we all said that the standard was incredibly high for this competition. But there can only be 5 winners, and they are:

- jenny159.green:



- nannyanne:



- samsmamar:

- spinefusion:

- TLB:

Well done ladies! Well deserved winners. I will put the digikits on your account this morning.

Thank you again to everyone else, we loved viewing all your holiday snaps :)

Thanks,

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Competition: Win the Parchment Craft digikits!

Posted: 19th January 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Morning everyone,

We have got a great competition for you today: win the Parchment Craft digikits (both collections). The details are all on this page.

If you'd like to enter, upload your scrapbook to DaisyTrail, click the 'Share This Project' button and choose the 'WIN! Parchment Crafts' competition from the drop down list.

Good luck!

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Our favourite projects from 2014

Posted: 7th January 2015   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

It's getting a bit late to say 'Happy New Year', but as this is our first blog post from 2015, I think we're forgiven :)

If you haven't 'liked' us on Facebook yet, I would really recommend it - we regularly post huge competitions with great prizes, and we use it every day to show you new projects we're working on and little insights into the DaisyTrail/CraftArtist team.

I've just put a link up to showcase our 5 favourite craft projects from 2014 (uploaded to our Facebook page by fans) - so head over to Facebook now to see them!

You can join us by clicking this link.

Have a fantastic 2015 - we look forward to bringing you new, exciting projects this year.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted: 23rd December 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Afternoon everyone,

We're on the countdown to Christmas here in the DaisyTrail office - the festive music is blaring out and we've eaten chocolate for both breakfast, lunch and soon to be dinner... it is almost Christmas afterall!

We'll be popping in to check on you all over the festive period but before that we wanted to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - It's been an incredible year for us and we have even more fantastic plans in the pipe line for 2015 too! So a big thank you to all our members for your continued support and custom!

We hope you all have a fabulous time and we'll see you all in the New Year!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

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The British Craft Awards - voting ends soon!

Posted: 19th December 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

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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.

Thanks,

Amy

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The British Craft Awards - vote for us!

Posted: 18th November 2014   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,
Jo

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Digital Parchment Craft - Coming to Create & Craft TV!

Posted: 14th November 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone!

Well, what a wet and miserable afternoon here in Nottingham! After hearing the raining beating against DT Towers roof all afternoon I thought it was about time I brought some cheery news to you all which will hopefully brighten up your day (other than the fact that the weekend is nearly here!)

As you'll know we're always thinking up new and exciting products to bring to the CraftArtist software and after the phenomenal popularity of DigiBoss we thought we'd bring yet another traditional craft method to the CraftArtist range so on Thursday 20th November (next Thursday!) we'll be launching two new collections on Create & Craft TV and they will be.....(drum roll please)..... Digital Parchment Crafting!

We have plenty more sneak peeks lined up for you next week but in the mean time check out some of the fantastic cards you could create with our amazing new collection - As previously mentioned if you like the look of these kits you can catch Michelle on Create & Craft with this fab content as part of the One Day Wonder on Thursday!

We'd love to hear your thoughts on these exciting new collections!

Enjoy!

Jess

 

 

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Winner of the Scraplift Challenge

Posted: 20th October 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Amy Lovett

Hi everyone,

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend crafting!

On Wednesday we gave you all the chance to win 1 of 3 fabulous £50/$50 vouchers to spend in the DaisyTrail shop, and after much deliberation we are now happy to announce the winners…

Please join us in congratulating the following:

 - Littlebrownhen

- SunnyD

- Buzzbee66

 Congratulations guys – we absolutely loved them!

 Here are the winning scrap pages – hope you like them!

Buzzbee66

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Littlebrownhen

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SunnyD

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Birthday Challenge

Posted: 14th October 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Amy Lovett

DaisyTrail is 6 years old. Can you believe it?!

We're celebrating this week with a massive 50% off designer sale, a freebie digikit with every order and a fabulous competition!  We all love an exciting competition here on DaisyTrail so why not get involved with this beauty... we're offering 3 winners a fantastic £50 voucher as a prize too!

To enter, all you need to do is find your favourite scrapbook page in the DaisyTrail gallery and use it for a scraplift.

Not sure what a scraplift is? Simply use the layout of the page as inspiration and re-create it using a different selection of digikits or theme. We've shown you an example below.

The rules for this challenge are:

- You must create a square scrapbook page

- Make sure you include the URL of the page you have scraplifted from in the description.

- Use a digikit (or a variety of digikits) from the DaisyTrail shop.

This is the page we've used for inspiration:

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And this is it after...

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To take part in this fantastic competiton, simply enter here.

The challenge closes at 9am GMT on Monday 20th October and winners will be announced later that day.

Good luck everyone!

Amy

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Tune in to our amazing One Day Wonder on Create & Craft TV!

Posted: 30th September 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Afternoon everyone,

Over the last few weeks we’ve given you a sneak peek of our upcoming CraftScapes collection but I’m thrilled to announce that the much anticipated CraftScapes collection will be launching on Create & Craft TV this Thursday!

Now, I think the designers wouldn’t mind us saying that CraftScapes is a personal favourite of ours in the DT office… Charlotte, Becks and Siobhan have been hard at work over recent months lovingly hand-painting each item in these gorgeous kits and the result is just amazing!

Each collection provides you with a wide variety of different elements that can be built up to create your very own completely unique scene. So I thought I’d share a few more in depth sneak peeks with you… Enjoy!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This collection is an absolute stunner and is not to be missed! Michelle has some fantastic demos lined up so why not join her on Thursday 2nd October as part of our One Day Wonder - with shows from 8am GMT and continuing throughout the day this offer is not to be missed!

 

 

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Treasured Memories of 2014...

Posted: 17th September 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

The Johnston Wedding...

This afternoon we’ve been reminiscing on some of the fantastic summer memories we’ve had in the DaisyTrail team, we have to admit – it’s been an eventful year! We’ve had 3 weddings, 2 huge big brand launches and a sprinkling of new designers! So we thought it would only be fair to let you in on some of the fun and celebrations we’ve had  … over the next month each of us will be popping in to share our summer memories with you so I thought I’d start it off…

2014 was a big year for me … I went from being a Miss to a Mrs celebrating my marriage to my (now) husband Rich after getting engaged in the gorgeous Cape Verde almost 3 years ago!

On a typical (rainy) day in April, myself; dressed in a beautiful sparkling ivory dress, and my partner Rich (who was shaking like a leaf!) tied the knot. We married during a private civil ceremony in a gorgeous converted farmhouse surrounded by our close family, friends and lots of twinkling candles – we both wrote our own vows to each other and had a beautiful reading from my now grandfather-in-law on the art of a good marriage. There was lots of laughter, a few tears and plenty of fizz but the best bit had to be that we finally got the chance to say I do after meeting on a not-so-romantic bus seven years earlier!

Now, with my role at DaisyTrail & CraftArtist this would be no wedding without some CraftArtist touches! So the weeks leading up to our wedding we spent every spare moment crafting. Creating everything from place cards, menus and funny signs to dot around the venue and not forgetting tags for a huge vase that we filled with over  100 Crème Eggs! (Being an Easter wedding we thought it rather apt!). I also spent hours creating all our invites by hand (with the help of CraftArtist once again).

 After the ceremony we enjoyed a candle-lit dinner followed by some cheeky speeches and danced late into the night to a fantastic live band – clinking glasses, devouring a fantastic cheese tower and eating our “Bakewell tart” flavoured wedding cake! Yum!


We had the most magical time on our special day and have so many happy memories to treasure. Once the celebrations resided and I’d carried my husband over the theshold (yes- this actually happened!) we then jetted off to Mexico spending the next 2 weeks being waited on hand and foot whilst relaxing in the sun  – if only we could do it all again!

I hope you enjoyed a sneak peek into my special day!

 

 

 

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DaisyTrail's interview with Peter Firmin (maker of Bagpuss!)

Posted: 10th September 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone!

We have been working hard this year getting the Bagpuss digikits ready for you, and as part of our preparation, Charlotte and I were lucky enough to interview the co-creator of Bagpuss, Peter Firmin! We travelled down to Kent at the end of June armed with our video camera, and thankfully it was a beautiful day and we were able to do the interviews in Peter's amazing garden.

Amazingly, Peter and his wife Joan live in the house where the original Bagpuss films were made! Peter was kind enough to show us round the barn where he created the puppets and filmed the show with Oliver Postgate, (the other co-creator). If you remember the opening sequence of the shows, they feature a gorgeous shop window - well the window is actually part of Peter's house!

Here we are with Daniel (Oliver Postgate's son) and Peter:

(L-R Daniel Postgate, Charlotte Thomson-Morley, Jo Gaskin, the original Bagpuss puppet(!), Peter Firmin).

Charlotte and I loved our visit and really felt at home with Peter, Joan and Dan. We have created some videos of our interview with Peter so you can get a better idea of the history of Bagpuss and why it is still popular today. We hope you like them!

Link to the videos

Thanks,
Jo

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Bagpuss Competition Winners are...

Posted: 8th September 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend? The sun was back out and shining here in Nottingham yesterday so we've all enjoyed plenty of relaxation in the Sunday sunshine!

It was a nice treat to arrive back to DT Towers to lots of gorgeous childhood nostalgia themed pages as part of our Bagpuss giveaway competition!

As always, it's been a tough decision as the standard of scrap pages was so high, but we have come to a decision and the winners are:

**1st Prize**

Nanny Jean

Jean wins the Bagpuss plush toy, signed book, Bagpuss Essentials Collection CD-Rom and a copy of CraftArtist 2 Professional!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

** Runners up**

Teddio & WALLSTER

Both of our runners up will receive The Bagpuss Essentials Collection CD-Rom  and a copy of CraftArtist 2 Professional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm sure you'll all join us in congratulating our lucky winners!

Thank you to each and every one of you who entered, we hope you enjoyed the challenge!

If you weren't a winner this time but would still like to get your hands on the Bagpuss Essential Digikit Collection don't fret as they will be available in the DaisyTrail shop from tomorrow! (Tuesday 8th October). 

We'd love to see all your Bagpuss creations in the gallery!

 

 

 

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Join in with our Bagpuss Competition!

Posted: 2nd September 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone!

Next week (9th September) sees the arrival of the iconic saggy cloth cat Bagpuss and his friends to DaisyTrail! First Prize

In recognition of the nation’s favourite furry cat-puss joining us here at DT we’re hosting a fantastic competition for your chance to win some great prizes!

The prizes on offer are….

First Prize: 

- Bagpuss Plush Toy

- Bagpuss Project Book – signed by Peter Firmin

- The Essential Bagpuss Collection CD-Rom

- CraftArtist 2 Professional DVD-Rom

2 x Runner-ups:Runner-up

The Essential Bagpuss Collection CD-Rom & CraftArtist 2 Professional DVD-Rom

Fancy getting your hands on these prizes? It’s really simple; all you need to do is create a scrap page with any kit featured on the DaisyTrail shop based on the theme of Childhood Nostalgia.

Enter your page into the Bagpuss Competition on our challenges page before Monday 8th September at 9am GMT for your chance to win.

Winners will be chosen by the DaisyTrail team and announced shortly after.

Don’t forget, the Bagpuss Collection will be available to download from Tuesday 9th September!!

Good luck!

 


 

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The Craft Awards 2014 - voting has opened!

Posted: 14th August 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin



Hi everyone,

The nominations for the Craft Awards 2014 are now open! We would absolutely love it if you would vote for us. If you think we deserve to win any of the following, please give us your nomination! http://ow.ly/zp7qN

·         Best Online Retailer

·         Best Craft Website

·         Best New Product 2014

·         Best CD-Rom/DVD Product

·         Best Overall Designer 2014

·         Favourite Craft Celebrity

It only takes a couple of minutes and just for nominating your favourite brands, you will be entered into a prize draw where you might win a 2 year-long subscription to your choice of craft magazine!

Thank you in advance for your support.
The DaisyTrail Team

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My little boy's first birthday

Posted: 8th July 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

My little boy, Oliver, has just celebrated his 1st birthday! I thought you might like to see some photos and hear what we did.

We decided to have a ‘small’ party for him but it ended up being about 30 people! Ollie really enjoyed it though so that’s the most important thing. Our house now looks like a toy shop.

I designed his invitation in CraftArtist (of course!) with the American Picnic digikit. Oliver’s party was red, white and blue themed (mainly because I found some windmills on offer in those colours!) so the digikit was perfect!

Being pretty crafty, I decided to go all-out with the decorations so we had balloons, paper chains and windmills ALL OVER the garden! Ollie was so excited when he saw everything! Unfortunately the weather wasn’t amazing so our summer bbq was spent mostly indoors.

We are just about to send out our ‘thank you’ cards to everyone so here’s a sneak peek (again made using CraftArtist and the American Picnic digikit).

As you can tell, Ollie is very cheeky but such a happy little boy.

Thanks for reading!
Jo x

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Winners of our Super Scrapper 2014 competition

Posted: 3rd July 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

This week we announced our winners for the Super Scrapper 2014 competition on Facebook. Here are the winning pages - hope you like them!

OVERALL WINNER - OUR SUPER SCRAPPER 2014:

SAM LAY!

We also had three category winners for each week. They were Gracie & Tracy (Week 1), Orsi Sokorai (Week 2) and Jean Griffiths (Week 3). Here are their amazing pages:

Thank you to everyone that entered and voted.

Thanks,
Jo

 

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Win a graphics tablet every day for 3 weeks!

Posted: 29th May 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Today we are launching a fabulous competition on Facebook where you can win a graphics tablet every day for 3 weeks! You can enter from tomorrow so get scrapping today!
 
This week's theme is 'The Great Outdoors'. We'll announce our first winner on Saturday - so if only one of you enter, that person will win!!

Click here for more details: https://a.cstmapp.com/p/6327

All you have to do is create a digital scrapbook (any size) on the weekly theme:

Week 1 - The Great Outdoors
Dates: 30th May - 5th June

Week 2 - Good Times
Dates: 6th June - 12th June

Week 3 - Life. Love. Friendship.
Dates: 13th June - 19th June

 

 

We will announce our first graphics tablet winner on 31st May, then every day for 3 weeks.

Plus – every scrapbook will be entered into our grand prize draw to become our Super Scrapper 2014, who will win over £600 ($1,000) worth of prizes:



We'll also choose a winner from each week's category and they'll receive:



At the end of the three week giveaway, make sure you come back and vote for your favourite scrapbook - the top 20 will go through and we'll then pick our Super Scrapper and 3 category winners.

We would love to see as many DaisyTrail members as possible entering - we know some of you don't really like using Facebook, but it's free and we didn't have the functionality needed for the contest on the DaisyTrail website so unfortunately we had to use it.

Make sure you check out our Terms and Conditions before entering!

Good luck everyone,
Jo

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DaisyTrail Design Team

Posted: 1st May 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Amy Lovett

Hi all,

As you might know, in January we put out a design team call to recruit a few members from DaisyTrail to help us make samples for our digikits. Well, we've now got a lovely bunch of ladies together who each will be making samples to be shown on DaisyTrail and Create & Craft TV so we thought we'd introduce our design team to you all. 

 

First up, we have Linda! Linda lives in the North East of England with her husband Rob. She loves pretty much anything craft related - You name it Linda's tried it! Linda especially loves nothing more than organising craft projects to occupy her brood of nine grandchildren on a weekend!

 

 

Next up we have Heather, Heather has been digital crafting for over four years now and is not ashamed to admit that she's a CraftArtist Addict! She lives with her husband (also named Rob!), step son Jordan and her zany spaniel named Poppy! Heather's passion for all things craft all stemmed from fond memories of growing up by the seaside in Somerset where her parents owned a craft and model shop!

 

Yvette is our third member of the team and has been a digital crafter since the early days of Digital Scrapbook Artist, she works as a botanist specializing in the flora of West & Central Africa in West London where she has lived her whole life. Yvette's extremely interesting job has given her the chance to travel to many different countries around the world for further conservation!

 

The fourth member of our wonderful team is Joanna, Joanna lives in Suffolk with her husband of 35 years and has one son aged 32. She has been crafting for 45 years, her favourite sort of crafts are cross-stitching, knitting, wood craft painting, sewing, scrap booking and card making.

 

 

Emma a.k.a The Sparkly Fairy lives on the South Coast of England with her 7 year old son. Emma absolutely loves to craft, crafting most days and in fact can't remember a time where she didn't get creative! Emma enjoys various crafts from digital to stamping! 

 



And finally we have Joanne. She lives in Co. Down, Northern Ireland with her husband of 26 years and 18 year old son. Joanne has a passion for painting especially seascapes, mainly due to her growing up as a fisherman's daughter. Joanne has spent all of her married life working with children that have special educational needs and loves to get crafting with the kids!
 

Keep an eye out for their beautiful work on DaisyTrail and Facebook!

Thanks,
Amy
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Introducing the NEW Woodland Walk digikit!

Posted: 6th March 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

http://dt-live.s3.amazonaws.com/media/photos/160114/r269239.jpgHi everyone,

As Siobhan’s brand new kit has been launched on the DaisyTrail shop today I thought I’d pop on to tell you all about Siobhan’s inspiration behind the new digikit; Woodland Walk.

I’ve got to say, I’ve got a little soft spot for this kit – It’s just so quintessential and beautiful and really reminds me of all those long Sunday afternoon walks that we go on with my parents dog Zak.

Siobhan is one of our talented digikit designers behind fabulous kits such as Gypsy Rose, Aviary English Garden, Ruffles & Frills and so many more I simply can’t name them all!

But late last year Siobhan came up with the idea of this kit and as soon as she mentioned bluebells and badgers we were sold and couldn’t wait to see what she came up with, the fact that she wanted to hand-paint the kit too just made it even more exciting! So let me hand you over to Siobhan to explain the inspiration behind the woodland walk digikit…

"I love going for walks in the countryside; taking in the fresh air, beautiful scenery and the treat of the occasional pheasant, bunny or fox crossing your path just makes it that extra bit special!

As a child I grew up on a farm and having the privilege of my own little woods to wander and explore was just amazing! I remember all the adventures I’d go on fondly; making den's with friends is a particularly sentimental memory! There were also stinging nettles. Lots and lots of them! (a not so fond memory!). I’d like to think you can see my passion for the outdoors and the fun I had as a kid shining through in this kit!

Designing “Woodland Walk" was lots of fun; I loved painting the woodland animals and the swoops and swirls of the natural world! I’ve had so much fun playing with it after too; check out some of the neat little projects I have created below, from jam jars of hand-crafted butterflies to artwork for my home. I think going that extra step further and creating your own decoupage diorama with all the different woodland creatures would be great too!

I really love this kit, it has a very special place in my heart and I hope you’ll find it just as special too – the most rewarding part of creating digikits for you all is seeing the creations you come up with so I’m dying to see your projects using this kit!”

I hope you like my digikit just as much as I loved designing it!

Siobhan x


This gorgeous kit is available in the DaisyTrail shop now for just £3.99/$5.99!
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CraftArtist Design Team Call

Posted: 22nd January 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone!

We're hoping one of you fantastic crafters may well be able to help us out...

We're looking for some talented sample-makers that can create high-quality cards and crafts in for use on the DaisyTrail website and Create & Craft TV channel.

Think you're the man/woman for the job? All you need to do is send us a photograph of a selection of your work that you think best demonstrates your skills to the below email address;

contactus@daisytrail.com

You've got until Friday 31st January 2014 to send us samples of your work and if successful we'll be in contact in early Feb.

If chosen, you'll get the chance to get your hands on the latest digikits before anyone else!

Please make sure your samples are made using the CraftArtist software and using a kit from the DaisyTrail shop too will help us better judge your suitability.

Be sure to pass these details on to any friends you think may be interested too!

Good Luck

 

 

 

 

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Get the New Leaf digikit for just £1/$1.25 for the whole of January!

Posted: 7th January 2014   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Happy New Year everyone!

We hope you had a fantastic time over Christmas? 

I don’t know about you, but here in the DaisyTrail office we’re all feeling pretty optimistic for 2014 – we’ve all set our new year’s resolutions (some of which have already been broken! oops!) but we’re all ready for a fresh start and a happy, healthy 2014! Laughing

So to celebrate a new year and a new start we thought it would be rather apt to offer you all the chance to get your hands on our New Leaf digikit for just £1/$1.25! 

This vibrant and uplifting digikit is hugely versatile and is the perfct staple kit for your vast CraftArtist collection! Whatever the occasion you'll find a little something in this kit to craft with!

For just £1/ $1.25, you can't go wrong with this crafty january treat so why not visit the DaisyTrail shop today and get yourself a copy! Wink

Have fun!


 

 

 

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Brand New Christmas Crafts Freebie!

Posted: 20th December 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi guys,

We have a fabulous new freebie now available on our Free Stuff page for you all to get stuck in to this Christmas!

It's free, it's Christmas themed and it's wonderfully crafty.... need I say more? hehe Wink

Christmas Crafts has been specially designed to get the family crafting together - it comes with some fabulous templates for baubles and various crafts that will be perfect for keeping the kids occupied over the festive period!

I absolutely love this kit and I’m sure you will too!

So why not visit our Free Stuff page and download our latest freebie today!

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Christmas Jumper Day

Posted: 13th December 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

Christmas is getting closer and today we've been getting festive in the name of charity here at DT HQ! We thought we'd share a few snaps of our festive fun too!

So, in support of Save the Children, the Serif & DaisyTrail team have donned their christmas jumpers for Christmas Jumper Day and each donated money for the fantastic cause!

Here is a quick pic of the DaisyTrail & Serif creative team... 

Creative Team

A special mention also goes to the brains of DaisyTrail, who keeps all those gremlins in order... Rob! Who I'm sure you'll all agree made a fantastic effort!

Rob's Christmas Jumper 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So far we've raised a total of £94 and counting with Serif agreeing to double whatever we raise! All money goes to Save the Children UK so we're all very happy to be supporting such a fantastic cause!

Have a lovely weekend folks!

 

 

 

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New Patch for CraftArtist 2 Professional! Including FREE Border Punches Set!!

Posted: 7th October 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

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Hi everyone!

We have some fantastic news for you today ... we are very pleased to release a patch for CraftArtist 2 Professional (version 2.0.2.28)! This patch will help solve a variety of bugs in the software and also some improvements!

Further to this, we have added a little freebie to the update too for you! (read on for more info!)

Please see below for an in-depth list of improvements and fixes we've made to the CraftArtist 2 Professional software...

Stability

We have made the following fixes to correct stability issues in the software when using the following features…

- Using ‘Copy page’ from the Pages tab.

- Selecting multiple objects in your Layers tab when layer is hidden.

- Using ‘Revert’ from the File menu.

- Resizing objects with a 3D Bump or Pattern Map applied.

- Creating closed curves with the Knife tool.

- Creating a new graphic style from an existing style.

- Using ‘Remove’ in the Swatch section of the Digikit Creator.

Drawing, Painting & Stencilling


We have made the following fixes and improvements to drawing and painting in CraftArtist 2 Professional....

Major improvements…

-  You can now use the Brush tool with much less chance of picking up and editing an existing brush stroke (changing your brush in the process).

- You can now use multiple Stencils on your page at the same time!

- Any newly drawn objects that don't overlap your Stencils are now excluded from the stencil clip.

- You can now use the Brush tool when there is an unused Stencil on your page!

- Background pages should now always snap to size

- Copy and Paste now does not ‘snap’ when it should not.

And some other helpful improvements…

- Using the 3D Pattern Map display no longer gives unusual results with gaps.

- Applying a Blur Filter Effect to an object with high saturation on its fill no longer causes rendering errors.

- Gradient transparencies applied to lines now do not get transformed.

- Rule of Thirds Grid – the ‘Colour’ option on the context toolbar now works effectively!

Loading, saving and exporting your projects

- Saving .pack files that have a space at the end of their file name no longer causes the software to crash.

- Loading a digikit in the Digikit Creator when brushes tab is visible no longer causes the software to crash.

- Using ‘Export as Picture’ to a full USB memory stick no longer creates a 0 byte file with no error message.

- Export as Picture now defaults to last used export folder

- SVG files with Bitmaps now open correctly.

- Improvements have been made on reopening a project that contains Text on a curve.

- SVG images: Import Aspect Ratio improved.

- Saving during solo mode should now not save with extra unintended groups.

and yet MORE fixes and improvements!

- Fixes to the Inflate setting in Cutout Studio.

- Generate palette: Cancel is now much faster!

- ‘Convert to Pictures’ no longer moves an item up in the Layers tab

- You can now deselect a layer once a group has been deleted.

- Improvements to Background layers when changing Page Sizes and Layouts (and then undoing).

- Fill editor 'More Colours' now works.

PLUS! 20 FREE BORDER PUNCHES INCLUDED!

When installing this patch to your CraftArtist 2 Professional software not only will you benefit from all of the above mentioned but you'll also get 20 fantastic border punches FREE! These have been specially designed to cover almost every occasion so there will be something for everyone!

To install your patch, if you haven't already been prompted to do so in the software, simply click "Help" > "Check for Update from Web" (please note you'll need to have an active internet connection) and follow the on-screen prompts!

Have fun!

 

 

 

 

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The NEW Punches & Stamps digikits now available in the DaisyTrail shop!

Posted: 8th August 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

The brand new Punches & Stamps digikits are now available in the DaisyTrail shop!  

However, please be warned…. they’re highly addictive! Before you know it you’ll have been playing for hours, the possibilities with these versatile kits are literally endless! 

As a little introduction to these kits we thought we’d give you a quick demo for any beginners on how to colour the digistamps in these collections .

There are many different ways to colour these stamps, however today I’m going to show you how I personally find it easiest…

1.    First of all add a digistamp of your choice on to your workspace by dragging and dropping from the embellishments tab.

2.   Now, add either a material or use the shapes tool to add a coloured shape to your page – make sure it covers the areas you wish to colour.

3.    Right click your material or shape and click “order items”>”send to back”, you should now see the colour showing through your digistamp which you’ll use as a guide.

4.    With the material or shape still selected click on the eraser icon on your top toolbar.

5.    Erase the areas that you do not wish to colour, don’t worry about being spot on as long as it’s not outside the black line it will colour correctly.

6.    Once finished, click the select icon and click anywhere on your workspace to deselect the item.

7.    You can now repeat this process as many times as needed depending on the complexity of the stamp. Once complete simply select all the items and group the objects.

…Ta-dah! You have a beautifully coloured stamp! It really is that easy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This particular digistamp can be found in the punches & stamps Lace Market digikit – available in the DaisyTrail shop for just £4.99/$7.49.

Colouring in the digistamps to make unique and individual embellishments is just one use for these kits, you could use the punches to create fantastic effects, using the digistamps with a mask layer, colour in digistamps yourself using a wacom drawing tablet or you the stencils to create your very own effects!

So why not try and make your own creation today with these fabulous kits?! 

Enjoy!

 

 


 

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Two BRAND NEW launches on Create & Craft TV this Friday!

Posted: 25th July 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

Just checking in to tell you all about our exciting new Pick of the Week on Create and Craft TV next week.

From 12 noon on Friday 26th July we have TWO BRAND NEW product launches for you! We’ve had to keep these top-secret for a while now and we’re so glad we can finally shout about these fantastic launches…

First up, we have a BRAND NEW and exciting new designer launching - Hearts Designs!  This exquisite collection includes a beautiful range of outstandingly quality hand-illustrated designs, created especially with card-makers in mind.  From pretty vintage to Christmas themes this new designer is one to watch - the artwork and colour palettes in these kits are simply stunning!

What’s more, we’re thrilled to announce we have two BRAND NEW Punches & Stamps Collections for you! Due to the success of the Brushes & Stamps collections last year, we couldn’t resist bringing you yet more designs to get crafty with! Hand-illustrated in a wide variety of themes these versatile punches, stamps and stencils are the perfect accessory for users of CraftArtist 2.

So, don’t forget to tune in to Create & Craft TV at 12 noon on Friday and all next week with Michelle Jackson-Mogford for plenty of fun and fabulous demos of these fantastic new products – These products are exclusive to Create & Craft TV for a limited time so be the first to get your hands on them!


Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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The DaisyTrail Survey - Winners announced!

Posted: 5th June 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Just to let you know the winners of the £50/$50 vouchers for completing the DaisyTrail Survey 2013:

- Duffy

- dimartin

- MaryGallagher

- Lyndac

- njh-jgh

We have contacted the winners by email to give them their prizes. I hope you will join us in congratulating them.

Thank you to everyone that took part in our survey, we hope you enjoyed spending your voucher! We are just analysing the results and we'll be publishing some of them in our next newsletter, due in August.

Thanks!
Jo

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Purple Ronnie launches on DaisyTrail!

Posted: 16th May 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

We’re really excited to announce the launch of ten BRAND NEW Purple Ronnie kits on DaisyTrail!

As seen on Create & Craft TV these ten kits are absolutely perfect for creating cards and projects for your loved ones – the UK’s leading social expression brand is guaranteed to bring some humour to your crafts and now being available in CraftArtist format means you can create countless cards for almost every occasion!

The kits include Birthday Ages, Birthday Babe, Birthday Bloke, Birthday Boy, Birthday Girl, Birthday Party, Get Well, Just to Say, Well Wishes and Wedding and are available for just £1.99/$2.99 each!

Check out the sort of crafts you could make with these iconic character digikits!

Purple Ronnie Coming Soon!

Enjoy!

 

 

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Oops... we made a mistake!

Posted: 19th April 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Last weekend we launched 6 brand new The Good Life digikits on Create & Craft, and unfortunately there were a couple of spelling mistakes in two of the kits.

The two kits in questions are Words of Wisdom and ‘Tis the Season.

If you have purchased these kits and would like the correct images, you can download them here:

Words of Wisdom

‘Tis the Season 1

‘Tis the Season 2

‘Tis the Season 3

To save the graphics, click each link above, then right click and choose ‘Save image’. You can then add each image into CraftArtist from the Photos tab.

We will be launching these digikits on DaisyTrail from the w/c 29th April. The downloads will not be affected by these spelling mistakes.

Sorry for any inconvenience,

Thanks,
Jo

 

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The Good Life kits: on Create & Craft from tomorrow!

Posted: 12th April 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We just wanted to give you a heads up to watch Create & Craft TV this weekend. We are launching our brand new The Good Life digikits as part of the Create & Craft 10th birthday celebrations. We think you'll love them!

The show times are:

Saturday    3pm and 6pm (GMT) 
Sunday      10am, 12pm and 2pm (GMT)

You can view Create & Craft on Sky 671 | Freeview 36 | Freesat 813, and also on their website.

Thanks,
Jo

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Born to Shop digikits now available in the DaisyTrail shop!

Posted: 4th April 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi Everyone,

We're really pleased to announce that we have a brand-new and exciting range of kits now available in the DaisyTrail shop; Born To Shop!

This popular range of comical sentiments and characters has taken the UK high street by storm... and now they're available as CraftArtist Digikits too!

You'll simply love these kits which are ideal for adding a little humour to your crafts - each kit is packed with fun illustrations and humorous quotes which you'll be sure to relate to!

Perfect for all women juggling work and family life but who also love a good giggle and gossip along the way, these kits are not to be missed!

We have 4 Born To Shop kits available in the shop at the moment; Nostalgia, Go Green, Forced to Work 1 & Ditsy so why not check them out today?

Here are some samples made from these new and exciting kits to give you a taster!

Samples made from the new Born To Shop range!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you love these kits as much as we do! They've certainly got us giggling in the DaisyTrail office!

 

 

 

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Hobbycrafts WINNERS!

Posted: 11th March 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Congratulations to the following 6 people - you have won a pair of Hobbycrafts tickets Laughing

Please message me your address and I'll get them in the post for you.

  • Jean Holbrook
  • Val Rushton
  • Diane Mac
  • Polly.p
  • JennyJennyJenny
  • Lizzie Brachman

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, and hope to see you at the show!

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DaisyTrail Digikits - now with extended commercial rights!

Posted: 26th February 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Since 2008 when we first started creating digikits to go with our crafting software, we have often received queries regarding the commercial use of our kits.

DaisyTrail veterans will know that we have revised our License Agreement a couple of times to try and meet the needs of our customers, with the most recent version offering Angel Use for all our kits.

Well, further to this, I'm pleased to say that we have now decided to offer our customers extended commercial rights when using any DaisyTrail or CraftArtist branded digikits.

This excludes the free kits and any kits created by our third parties. DaisyTrail free kits are still covered by the Angel Policy.

In a nutshell, this means that:

• You may incorporate any of the digikit contents into an original work to publish, display, distribute and commercially exploit in any media.
• You may not sell the Digital Content available in any form detached from the Original Work.

To make these terms clear, we thought it might be an idea to answer some FAQ's that you can keep on file:

1.    Can I create my own digikits to sell or give away for free using the CraftArtist or DaisyTrail kits?

As the creators of the graphics, Serif and DaisyTrail own the copyright for them and we do not permit the distribution of them as individual items in any form (this would include, for example, providing a download to an individual element on your website, or creating a page of stickers using the graphics to sell). You can, however, use the graphics as part of a design (original work) to sell or distribute in any form.

2.    Can I use the digikits to create items like cards, templates or party crafts to sell?

Yes. You can now create an unlimited number of physical or digital items like cards to sell with our digikits. You may also get those items professionally printed if you wish. You cannot provide those designs as separate graphics to another person, however. For example, you could design a wedding invitation and have it professionally printed, but you cannot give the separate elements of the invitation to your client.

3.    Can I use the digikits to create items such as leaflets, web banners or brochures for the promotion of my business?

Yes. You can use our digikits to promote your business in any form. You may also get those items professionally printed if you wish. However, you cannot use the graphics as part of your business branding or trademarks and you cannot distribute individual graphics to a third party. They must be part of an original work as a flattened image (e.g., a JPEG).

4.    If I create something using the graphics from a digikit, does that mean I own the copyright for it?

No. We retain the copyright on all graphics created and sold by us as we are the original creator of them.

5.    Can I use the graphics from a kit on my website or blog?

Yes. There are restrictions on this however: the graphics must be contained within a flattened image (for example, a JPEG), and they cannot be made available for download separately or sold.

6.    Can I use the graphics to create my company logo or trademark?

No. You cannot use the graphics in any way to form part of your business branding.
As with all License Agreements, ours does contain more terms, so I would advise you read it fully before using the kits in a commercial sense.


Click here to view a PDF of our new End User License Agreement (EULA). This is accepted by you when installing any of our digikits. This new EULA applies to all our DaisyTrail or CraftArtist branded digikits from now on (including old kits which contain an older version of this agreement).

If there is anything you are not sure of, please contact our DaisyTrail support team for advice.

Thanks,
Jo

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Win a subscription to a craft mag of your choice!

Posted: 18th February 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Happy Monday everyone Laughing

We've got an exciting competition for you to enter today. Our friends at Practical Publishing are giving you the chance to win a year's subscription to a craft magazine of your choice!

If you win, you can choose which one of these magazines you'd like a subscription for: Simply Homemade, Complete Cardmaking, Simply Cards & Papercraft and Crafty Magazine.

If you'd like to win one of these subscriptions, visit www.ppjump.co.uk/foursubs and fill in your details to be entered into the prize draw. You have until 29th March 2013.

Visit http://www.practicalpublishing.co.uk/our-publications for more information on the magazines.

Good luck!
Jo

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WIN! Hobbycrafts tickets!

Posted: 4th February 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

*This competition is to win tickets to a UK craft show - please do not enter if you cannot attend the show*

Hi everyone,

As you might have heard, we are exhibiting at the Hobbycrafts Show, Birmingham NEC, 21-24 March 2013.

At the show we will have our BIGGEST EVER CRAFTARTIST SALE - featuring digikits for just £1! We've also got 15 golden tickets to find at the show - each one making you an instant winner of amazing prizes like digital cameras, digikits and signed artwork!

So, if you are free to attend the show and would like to win a pair of tickets, all you have to do is:

- Design a 12 x 12 scrapbook
- Theme: nature

We will pick 6 winners on Monday 11th March at 9am GMT, so make sure you get your entry in before then!

The challenge can be found here. Enter your scrapbook by uploading your entry to DaisyTrail, then clicking the 'Share this project' link on the right hand side. You should then see 'Challenges' - choose the 'WIN! Hobbycrafts Tickets' challenge and click OK.

Good luck!
Jo

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Winners of the Brannigan Bear challenge!

Posted: 4th February 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Morning everyone, and happy February :)

It's time to announce the winners of the Brannigan Bear competition!
So, in no particular order, our 3 winners are:

soulneversleeps

hcd

and SunnyD!

Congratulations to you all, you have each won a copy of the Brannigan Bear DVD. Please message me to claim your prize!

Thanks,
Jo

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Final Tommy's total & roundup (including photo!)

Posted: 29th January 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

The DaisyTrail team (L-R: Jess, Kate, Ash, Nikki & Jo)

The DaisyTrail team with our Tommy's cheque!
(L-R: Jess, Kate, Ash, Nikki & Jo)

2012 was the first year we decided to support a charity, and as you know, we chose to raise money for Tommy's. With one in four women losing a baby during pregnancy and birth, Tommy's really stood out to us as a worthy choice for our fundraising, and we hope you agree.

Initially we decided to try and raise £5,000 over the year. We launched two Tommy's digikits: 'Snugs & Hugs' and 'Countryways', held a Bake Sale, gave away a £1,000 hamper and did a 5k run. By July, thanks to your amazing support, we had hit our £5,000 target.

We raised our target twice more in the second half of the year - first to £7,000 and then to £9,000. Thanks to two more digikit launches: 'Baking Day' and 'Snow Globes' and another hamper giveaway, we have hit our target again!

Our final fundraising total including Gift Aid came to £9,600.15, and we want to thank you all for every single penny you have donated. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our amazing DaisyTrail community, so thank you all on behalf of Tommy's and from the team here at DaisyTrail.

Thanks!
Jo

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Fantasy Collection now on Create & Craft!

Posted: 11th January 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Today we are launching 2 fantastic new collections on Create and Craft TV - The Fantasy Collection!

These kits have all been hand-illustrated by our talented designers Charlotte and Simon.

There are two new collections in total:

- "Fantasy Collection 1" contains two gorgeous hand-painted digikits containing Mermaids and Fairies plus a co-ordinating digistamp kit (all hand-painted by Charlotte!)

- "Fantasy Collection 2" contains two amazingly detailed digikits; Elves and Medieval. Both kits are hand-illustrated by Simon and also include a co-ordinating digistamp kit!

Get both collections now for just £19.99!

Thanks!
Jo

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Here's our hamper winner, June!

Posted: 2nd January 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Happy New Year everyone!

We hope you have all had a fantastic break and are feeling well rested.

We'd love to see your Christmas crafts!

This morning we were greeted with a lovely scrapbook of our hamper winner, June, with her prize! Congratulations again June, and thanks for sharing your scrapbook with us.

Here's to an amazing 2013!


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And the winner of the DaisyTrail hamper is.....

Posted: 17th December 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

...Juney57!

Congratulations June!

We picked your email address out at random as the winner of our £400 DaisyTrail Hamper. We will post it out to you this week - hopefully you will get it before Christmas.

Well done!

And thank you to everyone who donated over the last month, we have been overwhelmed with how generous you all are (especially this close to Christmas). We have just under £450 to go to hit our target (and we are almost there with Gift Aid!) so THANK YOU everyone and have a very Merry Christmas!

If you would still like to donate to Tommy's, you can on our Just Giving page.

Thanks,

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WIN! The DaisyTrail Christmas Hamper!

Posted: 20th November 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We are almost at December which means we’ve got just over a month left to hit our target for Tommy’s. So… we thought what better way to raise a few pennies than to give you all the chance to win this amazing Christmas Hamper!

We’ve put together this massive selection of goodies that we know you’ll love:

-    CraftArtist 2 Professional
-    Photo Projects Digikit Collection 1
-    Photo Projects Digikit Collection 2
-    Brushes & Stamps Collection 1
-    Brushes & Stamps Collection 2
-    Electronic Dictionary Bookmark
-    Butterfly Tealight Carousel
-    Christmas Candle Holder
-    Into Focus Ceramic Camera Lens Mug
-    Phone/iPod desk holder (pink)
-    2 pairs of microwaveable slippers – Cream & Brown
-    All 5 DaisyTrail Digikit Collections
-    The following CD Collections (5 per theme):

  • Fairy Tales
  • Steampunk
  • Aviary
  • Christmas
  • Butterflies
  • Era’s
  • Pinups

-    The gorgeous basket is also included

Altogether, the hamper is worth well over £400!

So, if you would like to win this hamper, all you have to do is place a donation to Tommy’s on our Just Giving page using your DaisyTrail username before Friday 14th December, 5pm GMT and we'll automatically enter you into a prize draw.

We’ll pick a winner at random and announce it on Monday 17th December.

Anything you can give will be gratefully received.

Thanks,

 

 

 

 

Note: to enter without placing a donation, email your DaisyTrail username and email address to: competition@daisytrail.com

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Digital Scrapbook Day Challenge - Winner Announced!

Posted: 6th November 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi Everyone,

As most of you will be aware, Saturday 3rd November was "Digital Scrapbooking Day." To celebrate, and to mark this fun day, we decided to host a challenge for you all with a £50/$50 DaisyTrail voucher up for grabs!

The challenge theme was simply "My all-time favourite scrap page" and the standards you set were certainly high! But after much deliberation in the DT office we have finally chosen a winner; YBH with her "Beloved Cherubs" page!

We love the technical use of layering on the Beloved Cherubs scrap page and also thought the colour palette used perfectly complemented the page.

So, a big congratulations to YBH on her winning page! We hope you enjoy spending your winnings in the DaisyTrail shop!

However... there were so many fabulous entries we decided to pick two 'highly commended' scrap  pages too...  

So, we have highly commended jamescameronellie's "Granda's war" scrap page in addition to  Clumsyfly02's "Severson Dells Dock"- Congratulations to you both too!



Well done to everyone who entered, we really enjoyed looking through each and every one of your pages!

Thanks

 

 

 

 

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And the winners are.....

Posted: 23rd October 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Thank you to everyone that entered the 4th Birthday Competition, as usual we were overwhelmed by all the fantastic entries - well done to everyone!

But there can only be three winners! Drum roll please....

1st Prize goes to... Lindee!
We could not believe our eyes with this amazing entry - every little bit of it had something to look at. Compositionally, it is put together so well, we were so impressed! Well done!

2nd Prize goes to... jenny159.green!
Jenny's page is so much fun, we love the jungle theme and were impressed with Jenny's take on the competition. Fabulous page!

The 3rd prize winner is... nannyanne!
Nannyanne has truly excelled herself with this amazing card! We actually got a copy through the post and we all absolutely love it, well done Anne!

Here's a quick reminder of what these three lucky crafters have won:

1st Prize – Bamboo Tablet, CraftArtist 2 Professional software, Brushes & Stamps Collections 1 & 2 and Photo Projects 2

2nd Prize – CraftArtist 2 Professional software, Brushes & Stamps Collections 1 & 2

3rd Prize – CraftArtist 2 Professional software

There's more...

We have decided to give all of our winners a £10/$10 voucher to spend in the shop to add to their prizes!

We have also picked a 'highly commended' scrapbook, one that we really loved for its originality and innovation. So, we've decided to award another £10/$10 voucher to.... tudorose!

Thank you all for entering and keep your eyes peeled for more competitions coming up soon.

Message to the winners - please message me to claim your prizes.

Thanks,


 

 

 

 

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DaisyTrail's 4th Birthday Challenge!

Posted: 5th October 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi Everyone!

It’s been an amazing 4 years and we are so proud of the lovely little community we've now got.

We now have over 175,000 active users of the DaisyTrail site and have around 1,000 scrapbooks uploaded to our gallery each week!

Now, it wouldn’t be a proper celebration without bringing you a fab competition with some even more fantastic goodies to win!

So, we are setting you all a challenge

All you have to do is download our birthday cake graphic, and then get creative!  (Note: to save the graphic, click the link above, then Right-click and choose ‘Save As…’. Save a copy on your computer, then import it into CraftArtist and start crafting!)

We want you to get as creative as possible! We don't mind what you do with the cake, as long as you stick to these simple rules:

- design a craft project (any type) using the cake graphic.

- if your project is something other than a scrapbook then please take a photo of it and enter the challenge as you would usually!

- We would love it if you could make a £1 donation to Tommy’s to enter the competition – this isn’t a requirement of entering but we hope everyone is feeling generous!

We will pick our top 3 entries to win these amazing prizes:

1st Prize – Bamboo Tablet, CraftArtist 2 Professional software, Brushes & Stamps Collections 1 & 2 and Photo Projects 2

2nd Prize – CraftArtist 2 Professional software, Brushes & Stamps Collections 1 & 2

3rd Prize – CraftArtist 2 Professional software

To enter, upload your design to DaisyTrail, click the 'Share This Project' button on the right-hand side, and enter the "DaisyTrail is 4!" challenge.

Surprise us with your creativity - we're looking for the winner to be innovative!

The closing date for this is Monday 22nd October at 5pm GMT. We will announce the winners on Tuesday 23rd October.

Our decision is final!

Please note the prizes will be via download only (except the Bamboo Tablet).

Why not check out what our designer, Simon, has created with the graphic above! Simon's creative mind went into overdrive with this amazing highly detailed design on the cake! We think this would look great as the inside of a pop-up card, on a scrap page or even as a cupcake topper!

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

 

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CraftArtist nominated for The Craft Awards 2012!

Posted: 4th October 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

We're really excited to announce that we have been nominated for "Best CD-Rom/DVD Range" in The Craft Awards 2012 in association with Crafts Beautiful and Let's make cards!

We'd obviously love to receive this fantastic award, but to win we'll need your vote! So, if you'd like to take out a few minutes of your time to vote for us it would be much appreciated. Smile

What do you get from this? Well, if you vote now you'll be entered into Crafts Beautiful and Let's Make Cards' fabulous free prize draw to win a stash of crafty goodies!

So why not vote now? It's really simple, all you have to do is vote for your favourite Craft Products (CraftArtist of course? Innocent) and you'll also be entered into the free prize draw to win yourself some fab treats!

Wish us luck, we've got our fingers crossed!

 

 

 

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Tommy's Announcement: New target!

Posted: 2nd October 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We've got some amazing news - we are £30 off our £7,000 target for Tommy's! We are not ones to shy away from a challenge, so we have decided to up our target! We are now going to try to raise £9,000!

We hope you will join us in trying to raise more funds for this amazing charity. We have got some exciting things lined up for the rest of this year and really hope we can smash this target!

Thanks,
Jo

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Brushes & Stamps: Announcement

Posted: 1st October 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delayed response on this, we have been making sure we have all the information to give you a 100% definitive answer.

The basic explanation is that we have provided the wrong EULA with both Brushes and Stamps collections. The standard DaisyTrail EULA sold with the products only covers Angel Use as you know, and this doesn't actually fit in with the terms granted for this product.

As soon as we can remaster the product, we will be shipping new orders with the standard Serif EULA. The section you'll be interested in allows commercial use of the product, as follows:

Subject to adhering to the terms of this License Agreement and to the restrictions in this clause, unless expressly granted to Licensee all rights to the Digital Content are reserved to Serif and/or its licensors.

“Original Work” means a piece of work created using the Software Product where the Digital Content utilised in the work does not amount to the total of or the substantial majority of the content of the work.

A. LICENSEE MAY, subject to any restrictions set out below:
1. incorporate any Digital Content into Licensee’s Original Work and publish, display, and distribute that work in any media.
2. Licensee’s, clients can be provided with copies of the Digital Content (including digital files) only as absolutely necessary and only as an integral part of an Original Work created by Licensee. For the avoidance of doubt, Clients may not be provided with the Digital Content or permitted to use the Digital Content separately or as part of any other matter.

B. LICENSEE MAY NOT:
1. sell, supply, resell, sublicense, or otherwise make available the Digital Content for use or distribution separately or detached from an Original Work created by Licensee. For example, the Digital Content may be used as part of a Web page design, but may not be made available for downloading separately or in a format designed or intended for permanent storage or re-use by others.
4. use the Digital Content in electronic format, on-line, or in mobile or multimedia applications unless (a) the Digital Content is incorporated in the Original Work for viewing purposes only; and (b) no permission is given to any third party to use, download or save the Digital Content separate to the Original Work.
5. use the Original Work in a software application unless (a) the main focus of the application is not the Digital Content; and (b) the application adds
substantially to the user experience (other than enabling use via an alternative platform)  when compared with use of the Digital Content on its own.
6. rent, lease, sublicense, charge or lend the Digital Content, or a copy thereof, to another person or legal entity;
7. use any Digital Content except as expressly permitted by this License Agreement and without prejudice to any other right or remedy Serif may have Licensee indemnifies and shall keep indemnified Serif ,its licensors and authorised distributors against all and any claims actions, liability, costs, proceedings, awards, damages, losses, demands, expenses, fines, loss of profits, penalties, loss of reputation, judgements and any other liabilities including legal costs (without set-off counterclaim or reduction) suffered by Serif and/or its licensors and /or its authorised distributors arising out of or in connection with the use of the Software Product and/or use or distribution of the Digital Content by the Licensee and/or any of its clients whether or not such losses were foreseeable or foreseen at the date of this License Agreement.

In plain English, this means:

- You can use the graphics for any commercial use providing you have incorporated them into an original design (i.e., you can't just sell the graphics or templates as they are sold by us).

- You can distribute/sell designs made using Brushes & Stamps digitally, but only if the original graphics cannot be obtained from the file (i.e., you could sell a scrapbook of your design as a flattened JPG, but you cannot sell a CraftArtist file where the original graphics can be extracted).

- You cannot distribute/sell the Brushes and Stamps graphics as part of a digikit, or individually for sale.

If anybody would like a copy of the new EULA, please email us: contactus@daisytrail.com.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Many thanks,
Jo

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"Win CraftArtist 2" Competition Winners Announced!

Posted: 28th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

We've had our work cut out for us this morning chosing a winner of the 'Win CraftArtist 2' competition... there were 92 entries in total and I've got to say you certainly set the par high!

But with so many fabulous entries to deliberate over we have finally found 3 lucky winners!

So, I'm happy to announce the winners are as follows:

In FIRST PLACE, winning CraftArtist 2 Professional and Brushes & Stamps Collections 1 & 2 is...

NorfolkBroad! Smile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We loved the composition of this particular scrappage along with the rustic theme, colour scheme and overall layout!

So a big congratulations to Pamela!

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In SECOND PLACE, winning Brushes and Stamps Collection 1 is ...

YBH!

We really enjoyed looking at all the small details in the page which had been so carefully and well arranged! Smile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And finally... In THIRD PLACE, winning a £10/$10 Voucher to spend in the DaisyTrail shop is...

Icetouch85!

We thought this particular page had a particularly magical look to it, we love the photo blended in to the background and how simple yet effective this page is Smile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the winners and well done to each everyone of you who entered the competition, we really enjoyed looking through all your entries!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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CraftArtist 2 Competition!

Posted: 20th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Good morning crafters!

We are feeling especially generous this morning, so we are going to run a little competition!
We have got three prizes to giveaway:
 
1st Prize - CraftArtist 2 Professional, Brushes & Stamps Collections 1 and 2
2nd Prize - Brushes & Stamps Digikit Collection 1
3rd Prize - £10/$10 voucher for the DaisyTrail shop

For your chance to win, all you have to do is:

- Design a 12 x 12 scrapbook based on Autumn
- Your design must contain one photograph
- To enter, upload your design to DaisyTrail, click the 'Share This Project' button on the right-hand side, and enter the "Win CraftArtist 2" challenge.

The closing date for this is Thursday, 27th September at 5pm GMT.
We will pick the winners next Friday - 28th September.

Our decision is final!

Please note the prizes will be via download only.

Thanks,
Jo

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CraftArtist 2 Professional is here!

Posted: 14th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Kate Musgrove

 

Hi everyone,


CraftArtist 2 Professional is now available in the DaisyTrail shop!

DaisyTrail members can get it for just £14.99/$24.99 saving an amazing 40%!

Here's a video showing you this amazing new software.



If you buy from DaisyTrail you can be playing with the software today!

This offer is only valid until 1st October 2012, so don't miss out!

We hope you love it as much as we do!

 

 

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Whats New in CraftArtist 2 Professional!

Posted: 13th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

 

Hi everyone,

Tomorrow’s the big day… Launch day!!

We think the teasing has gone on long enough now, so we thought we'd share with you all the fab NEW features and tools that CraftArtist 2 Professional will bring to your desktop.

So, why not fetch yourself a tea/coffee (or your favourite tipple!) and take a few minutes out to watch this fabulous new video showing ‘what’s new’ in CraftArtist 2 Professional!


Get ready for tomorrow for your chance to be one of the first to get your hands on the amazing CraftArtist 2 Professional software… we have a fantastic  offer for all DaisyTrail and Create & Craft members so make sure you check back tomorrow for the big reveal!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Over 450 graphic styles in CraftArtist 2 Professional!

Posted: 12th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

 

 

Hi everyone,

It's not long now until the launch of CraftArtist 2 Professional and I really can not wait to show you all the new software!

So, how about this for a new feature... CraftArtist 2 Professional now contains over 450 stackable graphic styles that can be applied to embellishments, images and other graphics with just one click!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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New Feature : Generate Colour Palette from Image

Posted: 11th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

With your new CraftArtist 2 Professional software you will now have the ability to generate a colour palette from an image! 

This feature is fantastic when creating your designs - all you need to do is pick a favourite photograph and CraftArtist 2 will create a colour palette to match it!

This fab new feature means its easier than ever to co-ordinate your design with a photograph!

Not long now until the wait is over!

 

 

 

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Now you can import your work as ...

Posted: 10th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

 

Hi everyone,

We've revealed a few of the new features so far that are included in the upcoming CraftArtist 2 Professional. So how about this...

With the new CraftArtist 2 Professional software you'll be able to import your beautiful creations as... SVG!! 

Whats more, you will also be able to export your designs as SVG!

We know plenty of you have been wanting this for a while now and so I'm really excited to announce this particular feature to you!

Of course, as usual, more will be revealed tomorrow so don't forget to check back!

Only 3 days to go...

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Exclusive Digikit to CraftArtist 2 Professional!

Posted: 10th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

 

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend in the sunshine! 

Today we thought we'd give you a taster of a brand new and exclusive digikit which will come FREE with the CraftArtist 2 Professional software named 'Daydream'.

This fab new kit has a gorgeous soft turquoise and dusty pink colour palette with beautifully detailed backgrounds and materials. There’s a fantastic selection of embellishments incorporating pretty flowers with contrasting swirled and birdcage designs.

Included in the kit is 11 customisable scrap pages, 5 ready made greeting cards and a selection of party crafts illustrated in the below picture!

This kit is exclusive to the CraftArtist 2 software and is guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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NEW Tool! Punches Tab

Posted: 7th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

 

 

Hi everyone,

We're starting to wind down for the weekend here in the DaisyTrail office so I thought I'd leave you all with another little taster to keep you going over the weekend...

Check out how I managed to transform this image into an amazing jigsaw effect using the BRAND NEW punches tab!

 

 

 

 

 

 


The new punches tab will provide you with hundreds of different punches in a variety of themes and as if this wasn't already enough, you'll also be able to create your own punches! Laughing

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

 

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New Tool for CraftArtist 2 Professional...

Posted: 7th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

 

Hi everyone,

Yesterday we gave you all the chance to send us your craft projects to be edited in CraftArtist 2 Professional using the fab new tool we teased you all with.

Well, today I can announce that the fab new feature is in fact a ... 3D DECOUPAGE TOOL!

This fab tool will instantly convert your embellishments, photos and more into a fantastic stacked image!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather (Algera) was the lucky person chosen at random to have her craft project transformed. All we did with Heather's project was insert a quick shape heart to the background and decoupage both the heart and the butterflies and background frame!

So, look how we transformed Heather's project in less than a minute! You can also arrange each of the layers out on an additional page for printing to create a fab hybrid project too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have plenty more tools coming to CraftArtist 2 Professional, I have another fab tool to reveal to you later too!

Check back later for more exciting info!

Thanks

 

 

 

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At the click of a button! ...

Posted: 6th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

 

Hi everyone,

So I've been playing around with CraftArtist 2 Professional today and thought I'd show you all this great new feature...

I managed to transform this image in two clicks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do you think I did this?

If you want to see how your page can be transformed at just a click of a button why not send your CraftArtist .craft projects to competition@daisytrail.com and I'll choose one project at random to showcase tomorrow and reveal this new feature!


Keep checking back for more details of this fantastic new software!


Enjoy!

 

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See our new look for CraftArtist 2!

Posted: 5th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

As promised, we'll be giving you sneak peeks of the new CraftArtist 2 software every day.

CraftArtist 2 Professional will be launched with a brand new look which I'm really excited to share with you all today! Laughing

So here goes... the brand new look for CraftArtist 2!

Hope you enjoy CraftArtist 2's brand new look!

Don't forget to keep checking back as more details are released everyday! Wink

 

 

 

 

Please note: This short video is for promotional purposes only and does not show actual software footage.

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See our new look for CraftArtist 2!

Posted: 5th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

As promised, we'll be giving you sneak peeks of the new CraftArtist 2 software every day.

CraftArtist 2 Professional will be launched with a brand new look which I'm really excited to share with you all today! Laughing

So here goes... the brand new look for CraftArtist 2!

Hope you enjoy CraftArtist 2's brand new look!

Don't forget to keep checking back as more details are released everyday! Wink

 

 

 

 

Please note: This short video is for promotional purposes only and does not show actual software footage.

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The Countdown Begins...

Posted: 4th September 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

We have some VERY exciting news to share with you all today … CraftArtist 2 is coming!

Keep checking our blog everyday for news and sneak peeks! We’re so excited for you all to see it!

As a little treat, we are offering everyone who isn't yet a lucky owner of CraftArtist 1 Professional the chance to get it now for just £14.99/$24.99, and if purchased through this exclusive offer, we’ll give you a FREE upgrade to CraftArtist 2 when launched!

So, let the countdown begin….

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

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NEW Challenge for Tommy's!

Posted: 6th August 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

 Hi Everyone!

To raise money for Tommy's, the baby charity this month, we're running a scrapbook challenge based around a set theme.

All you have to do is create a 12 x 12 scrap page on: "The most important thing in the world to me.." and enter it into the Tommy's Challenge. The lucky winner chosen by the DaisyTrail team will win a £50/$50 voucher to spend in the DaisyTrail shop!

The rules are quite simple:

- You can use any kit you wish

- All images used must be your own and not from the internet.

- We kindly ask for a voluntary contribution of £1 on our Tommy’s Just Giving page

- The competition will close on Friday 31st August 2012 at 5pm and the winner will be     announced on Monday 3rd September.
           

For any newbies who are unsure how to enter a challenge it's really easy:

- Simply create your scrap page according to the challenge requirements then upload the page to DaisyTrail.

- Once your page is uploaded click 'Share this Scrapbook' to the right of your page.

- Select which challenge you are entering from the drop down menu beside 'Enter Challenge'and click 'OK'.

To visit the Tommy's donation page. All donations will be gratefully received.
           
Good Luck and Happy Scrapping!

 

 

 

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WINNER of the Hamper Competition announced!

Posted: 1st August 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi Everyone, http://dt-live.s3.amazonaws.com/media/photos/281449/r176172.jpg

We’re now welcoming in August and that means just one thing… to announce the winner of the £1,000 hamper competition for Tommy’s!

The support received and entries in to the competition have been outstanding so thank you to each and every one of you who entered.

However, there can be just one lucky recipient of this fantastic prize. So the DaisyTrail team have picked a winner at random and we’re pleased to announce that the winner of the hamper is (drum roll please) ... Anne Campbell (Anniesong20)!

We also have two runners up; Tauricrafter and smellihelli who win a fabulous selection of digikits and a DaisyTrail T-shirt so congratulations to you both too!

So a big congratulations to Anniesong20, Tauricrafter and smellihelli on behalf of all at DaisyTrail  we hope you have lots of fun playing with all your new software, gadgets and crafting goodies!

All entry contributions go direct to Tommy’s the baby charity and every penny donated is gratefully received!

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

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The fabulous SteamPunk Collection is here!

Posted: 26th July 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi Everyone,

If you watch Create & Craft, you will have seen the amazing SteamPunk kits air in March. Well, they are now available on DaisyTrail!

Created by our fantastic illustrator, Simon (see picture below), these five kits are a totally different style to our usual digikits – and we absolutely love them! Simon is also the designer that brought you the Victoriana digikit from the Era’s Collection.

The five SteamPunk kits are: Adventures, Book of Curiosities, Inventor, Parlour and Wonder Emporium and you’ll find them in the DT shop priced at £4.99/$7.49 each.

I think you’ll agree that the level of detail in these kits is just breathtaking – take a look at this short video for a little preview;

We really hope you enjoy crafting with these kits!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just two weeks left for your chance to win £1,000 of goodies!

Posted: 18th July 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi Everyone!

There's less than two weeks left for your chance to win this month's fantastic hamper competition!

We're really excited about this particular competition as it's the biggest prize we've ever offered here on DaisyTrail - with £1,000 of goodies on offer!



So why not enter today?

All you need to do to win this incredible prize is to place a donation on our Just Giving page using your DaisyTrail username* before Tuesday 31st July 2012 at 5pm GMT.

All proceeds go direct to Tommy's, the baby charity so you'll be supporting a great cause too!

For more information on whats included in this fabulous prize click here.

Good Luck!

 
*Note: To enter without making a donation please email competiton@daisytrail.com with the subject of your email as ‘Tommy’s Hamper Prize’ and your DaisyTrail Username.

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WIN! A DaisyTrail hamper worth £1000!

Posted: 2nd July 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: rsug

Hi Everyone,

We’ve been teasing you with this for a while now so we hope you’re ready to win the most exciting prize we’ve EVER had on DaisyTrail! - We’re gutted we can’t win it ourselves here in the DaisyTrail office!

We have collected a huge selection of goodies and made up an amazing hamper worth £1000 for one lucky DaisyTrail member to win!


This fantastic prize contains:

  • CraftArtist Platinum (Including Wedding Day, Baby Photos, Greeting Cards and Scrapbooks CDs)
  • The fabulous Serif Photo Projects
  • All Serif software titles including PhotoPlus X5, WebPlus x5, PagePlus X6,  MoviePlus X6 and DrawPlus X5 -  totalling to almost £400!
  • A £50/$50 DaisyTrail voucher
  • DaisyTrail Digikit Collections 1 -5
  • Serif Font Collections 1-3
  • 11 x DaisyTrail Digikit CDs
  • 11x American Crafts Digikit CDs
  • Sahlin Studio – A Season of Giving bumper digikit CD
  • American Crafts ‘Every Day’ digikit CD & physical embellishment kit
  • American Crafts ‘Letterbox’ digikit CD & physical embellishment kit
  • American Crafts ‘Dear Lizzy’ physical embellishments kit
  • American Crafts ‘Travel’ physical embellishments kit
  • A selection of goodies from Gizoo.co.uk
  • A DaisyTrail t-shirt
  • A Tommy’s t-shirt


PLUS! Two runners up will win a selection of DaisyTrail Digikits and an all singing all dancing DaisyTrail T-shirt! What more could you want?!

For your chance to win this incredible prize, all you have to do is place a donation on our Just Giving page using your DaisyTrail username in July*. That’s it - Its as simple as that!

You have until Tuesday 31st July 2012 at 5pm GMT to donate.

The lucky winner and two runners up will be chosen at random and on Wednesday 1st August 2012.

Good luck, and thank you for helping us support Tommy’s

 

 

 

 

 

*Note: To enter without making a donation please email competiton@daisytrail.com with the subject of your email as ‘Tommy’s Hamper Prize’ and your DaisyTrail Username.

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New Tommy's Target!

Posted: 20th June 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

Here at DaisyTrail HQ we are never ones to shy away from a challenge, so following the fantastic news earlier this week we have decided to up our Tommy's fundraising target to £7,000/$11,000!

With more fundraising events planned in the coming months we need your support now more than ever, so keep on the look out for more fabulous fundraising challenges coming to DaisyTrail soon!

The sad facts are that in the UK a quarter of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Tommy's aim to give every baby a chance of being born healthy and to do so they work to fund medical research into the cause of premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage. So, to do your part in making a difference why not make a donation to Tommy's today through out Fundraising page.

 Thanks

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Fantastic Fundraising News!

Posted: 18th June 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all have had a lovely weekend? We certainly have as we have some simply fantastic news to share with you all today...

First of all our PR Manager, Clare Homer, along with her friend Laura successfully completed
her 10k run for Tommy's on Saturday at Wollaton Park in Nottingham. After months of training, the rain luckily held off for them and they completed the race in an impressive time of just 60 minutes 41 seconds!  The pair were joined by a group of friends supporting them, all armed with Tommy's cheering sticks, a banner and even a personalised song too! So a big congratulations to Clare and Laura for completing the race and raising so much money for Tommy's in doing so!

Now, from one piece of good news to some even more fantastic news... from the joint support of donations and charity digikit sales we have hit our £5k target for Tommy's after just 6 months of fundraising!

Over the past 6 months the team here at DaisyTrail HQ have been working tirelessly to raise as much money as possible for Tommy's. The support we have had from all DaisyTrail members, and not forgetting colleagues too, has been phenomenal and meeting this target in such a short time simply spurs us on to raise even more money for Tommy's!

So, thank you to each and every one of you who have helped us support this worthy charity so far. We still have plenty of fundraising activities lined up for you all so keep your eyes peeled for more Tommy's news coming soon!

Just to remind you all too, we currently have three charity digikits available in the DaisyTrail shop, all specially designed to raise money for Tommy's; Snugs and Hugs, Countryways and Baking Day. All three are fab kits and equally for a great cause. So, if you haven't already got you're copy why not treat yourself today?

Alternatively, if you wish to make a donation to Tommy's why not visit our fundraising page.

Thanks

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NEW! Tommy’s kit: Baking Day!

Posted: 7th June 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi Everyone!

This year, DaisyTrail has decided to support the fantastic charity, Tommy's.

For our fundraising this month, we've created another gorgeous digikit with all proceeds* going to Tommy's. The Baking Day kit was inspired by our February fundraising, and is perfect for making recipe cards, scrapbooking your baking escapades with the kids, or making a fabulous birthday card.

The only problem is that it might make you hungry! You can almost taste all the yummy goodies!

This digikit has been lovingly hand-drawn by our fantastic designer; Charlotte Ann provides beautiful baking themed backgrounds, watercolour frames and a perfectly iced alphabet.  The cute characters and delicious looking cakes mean this scrumptious kit is sure to provide you with plenty of crafting inspiration!

You can get the Baking Day kit for just £2.00/$3.00 from the DaisyTrail shop. There is both a Digital Scrapbook Artist and CraftArtist version available.

Get yours now and help us support Tommy’s!

Thanks,

 

 

 

*approximately £1.40/$2.20 from every sale will be donated to Tommy's, after all applicable costs have been deducted.

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WIN some Jubilee goodies!

Posted: 28th May 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi Everyone!

The weather is hotting up and excitement is spreading across the UK as the countdown to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee begins!

So to help get the celebrations in full swing, we’re offering our lovely CraftArtist fans the chance to win a Jubilee prize package!

This week we will be running a competition on both Facebook and Twitter, giving you the opportunity to win one of 20 free digital downloads of CraftArtist Professional AND our ‘Jubilee Jewels’ and ‘British Street Party’ digikits.

Packed to the brim with grand papers and luxurious embellishments, this package will equip you with everything you need to scrap your memories of this wonderful occasion!

To be entered into our prize draw, you can do one of two things:

-    ‘Like’ our CraftArtist Facebook fanpage and look out for our messages on the Jubilee Competition.  Share the post publicly on your timeline.

-    Follow @DaisyTrail on Twitter and retweet any tweets on the Jubilee Competition, with the hashtag #DTJubilee

The competition closes at 5pm GMT on Tuesday 5 June and winners will be contacted on Wednesday 6 June.

Good Luck!

Jess

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The Fairy Tales Collection is here!

Posted: 17th May 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

We’re thrilled to announce that the absolutely gorgeous Fairy Tales digikits are now in the DaisyTrail shop!

 The kits first aired on Create & Craft back in March and are the handiwork of our extremely talented illustrator; Charlotte. You may recognise her style from the 50’s Fever Era’s digikit.

Spring
, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Tea Room are all in the shop priced at £4.99/$7.49 each.

Watch this short video for a preview of the kits:

Enjoy!

Jess

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Winner of the Countryways prize draw announced!

Posted: 1st May 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Kate Musgrove

Hi Everyone,

With May now here, after a wet and windy April we are excited to announce the winner of a fabulous prize.

April saw the launch of a brand new digikit Countryways by the lovely Kaz of Kreative Designs by Karen. Designed especially to raise money for Tommy’s with all proceeds* going to charity, the launch of this kit coincided with a fantastic competition to win a 3 night break at the fabulous Wernddofn holiday cottage kindly donated by Nannyanne.

Every Countryways kit purchased during the month of April 2012 was automatically entered into this fabulous prize draw. So, after much anticipation, we are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 3 night break for up to 4 people is .... eleanorA!

On behalf of all at DaisyTrail we would like to congratulate Eleanor on winning this amazing prize and hope you have both an enjoyable and relaxing break at Wernddofn in Wales.

What’s more the ‘Making Memories’ challenge has also now closed and we’d like to congratulate all three winners; ‘buzzbee66’, ‘gissharon’ and ‘white unicorn’ on their fabulous entries! You can see them all here on the forum. All three winners will win an exclusive digikit by Kreative Designs by Karen and a wool picnic rug made in Wales.

Once again, we’d like to thank each and every one of you that have helped us support Tommy’s so far. Don’t forget, if you haven’t already purchased your copy of the charity digikits both Snugs & Hugs and Countryways are still available in the DaisyTrail shop, or alternatively you can donate here.

Congratulations once again to all involved!

Kate

*approximately £1.40/$2.20 from every sale will be donated to Tommy’s, after all applicable costs have been deducted.

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Crafting magazines recommended by DaisyTrail!

Posted: 27th April 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hello everyone

We just wanted to tell you about two fantastic crafting magazines – both guaranteed to give you inspiration for your future craft projects!Recommended by DaisyTrail!

In Crafts Beautiful, you will find plenty of creative ideas to help you enhance your skills and enjoyment. Each issue is packed with projects, how-to guides, workshop reviews and trend reports. The June issue, on sale from 27th April, is a Jubilee special so make sure you check out the royal-themed projects. And, if you subscribe, you’ll get your hands on a free mini sewing machine! 

Sister magazine Let’s Make Cards offers a complete cardmaking package with 68 pages of advice and inspiration. The next issue, on sale 4th May, is a wonderful Summer Garden special and includes a bumper kit of craft goodies with simple, easy-to-follow instructions – perfect for making over 50 greeting cards! If you subscribe, you’ll receive 12 bottles of glitter glue worth over £45 for free.

Happy reading! Plus... If you love sharing your creations on DaisyTrail why not send your latest project to Crafts Beautiful or Let’s Make Cards? You might just see it in print!

Thanks,
Jess

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The Eras Collection is here!

Posted: 19th April 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone!

The nostalgic and truly beautiful Eras digikits are now available in the DaisyTrail shop. Some of you will have been waiting for this day to come for a while now!

The kits first aired on Create & Craft back in October 2011 and provide a wealth of different elements to bring to your scrap booking from wartime memorabilia to stylish 50’s illustrations.

Venetian Masquerade, Victoriana, 20’s Couture, 40’s Wartime and 50’s fever are all in the shop priced at £4.99/$7.49 each.

Watch this short video for a preview of the kits:

Enjoy!

Jess

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Goodbye for now

Posted: 13th April 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to say goodbye to you all for the next few months. Today is my last day in the office before 9 months of putting my feet up, sorry, looking after our new baby Laughing

I know you'll be in safe hands with Kate and Jess while I'm not here.

Speak to you in January 2013!

Thanks,
Jo

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A Special Gift from Create & Craft!

Posted: 4th April 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We have got some exciting news to share with you this morning! Shortly you should receive an email from us offering you CraftArtist Professional for just £2.99/$4.99 – and it’s for real!

Some of you might be fans of the fantastic Create & Craft TV shopping channel based here in the UK. It’s the UK's only dedicated Craft channel, and regularly features CraftArtist and our digikits. Well, the lovely people at Create & Craft are offering their Craft Club members the amazing CraftArtist Professional software (worth £19.99/$29.99) for just £2.99/$4.99!

BUT – they didn’t want DaisyTrail members to miss out, so they’re making the same offer available to you!

We have got 1,000 copies of the software available on a first come, first served basis. To get yours for just £2.99/$4.99, follow the link from your email or click here if you haven’t received it.

Then simply add it to your basket, check out and it will be available to download in seconds!

We only have 1,000 available – so get yours now before they’re all gone!

Here's a quick overview of all the fab tools & features of CraftArtist Professional:

Enjoy!
The DaisyTrail Team

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NEW! Tommy’s kit by Kreative Designs by Karen & COMPETITION!

Posted: 2nd April 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

CountrywaysThis month we have a brand new digikit to bring you: Countryways by our lovely Kaz. The kit has been especially created to raise money for Tommy’s, with all proceeds* going to the charity.

Similar to the Snugs & Hugs kit that we brought you in January, Countryways is just £2.00/$3.00 and there is both a Digital Scrapbook Artist and CraftArtist version available to buy on the DaisyTrail shop.

The kit is great for everyone - perfect for days out in the country, down on the farm or just out in the garden.

Alongside launching this amazing kit, we’re also thrilled to announce a fantastic prize on offer for anyone that purchases the Countryways kit. Nannyanne has generously donated a 3 Night Break at her fabulous holiday cottage, Wernddofn, and all you have to do to win it is buy the kit in April!

If you purchase the kit this month, your order number will be entered into a prize draw and we will pick one winner out at random in the first week of May. This means if you buy the kit more than once, you have more than one chance to win the break!

The prize is transferable (you can give it to a friend or family member if you can’t go) and is valid for 18 months from the date you receive it.

What’s more, Nannyanne has just posted the ‘Making Memories’ challenge using the Countryways kit, so why not enter today? Kaz, Anne and DaisyTrail will each pick a winner from the challenge so it’s your chance to win an exclusive digikit by Kaz, plus a wool blanket made in Wales!

Remember all the money raised from sales of the Countryways kit are going straight to Tommy’s, so you are helping an amazing cause at the same time! Get yours now and help us support Tommy’s!

Thanks,
Jess

*approximately £1.40/$2.20 from every sale will be donated to Tommy's, after all applicable costs have been deducted.

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WIN! CraftArtist Platinum!

Posted: 26th March 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone!

Spring is here at last!

Summer finally feels like it's on its way here at our Nottingham HQ - so to celebrate we thought it might be nice to see some Spring-themed scrapbook layouts or card designs from our lovely Facebook fans!

To celebrate the fantastic weather, we're giving away a copy of CraftArtist Platinum.

For your chance to win, post a design you’ve created in CraftArtist to our Facebook page with the title ‘Spring’, and a description of what inspired you. You’ve got until Good Friday (6th April) to submit your entry! We look forward to seeing all your designs :)

Thanks,
Jo

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Tommy's Let's Get Baby Friendly Awards

Posted: 20th March 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

A little Tommy's update for you - on Friday, Ash and Clare headed down to London for the annual Let’s Get Baby Friendly Awards hosted by our nominated charity for this year, Tommy's.

The Awards were held at the Landmark Hotel and aim to recognise the amazing efforts of those who have offered vital support to anyone who has suffered pregnancy complications or the loss of a baby. All of the individual winners were an inspiration and we can honestly say there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

You can find out more about the award winners and see photos here.

Our DaisyTrail fundraising total for Tommy's so far is £1,847.46 which is absolutely fantastic! Thank you to everyone that has helped us raise so much in less than three months!

We will continue to do lots of fundraising this year and we’d love you to help us. Here’s how you can get involved:

- Buy our Tommy’s ‘Snugs and Hugs’ digikit for just £2.00/$3.00
- Donate any amount of money on our fundraising page
- Use our Tommy’s Twibbon on your Twitter account
- Upload your scrapbook made using the ‘Snugs and Hugs’ digikit on our Facebook page

Thanks,
Jo

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Get creative with your Tommy’s digikit!

Posted: 5th March 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Have you used your Tommy’s digikit yet? The Snugs & Hugs kit doesn’t have to be used to scrapbook baby photos – why not make some birthday cards, gift bags or invitations like these ones:

 

 

All of the templates shown here can be found in the digikit.

To use one, open CraftArtist and choose ‘Start from Template’. On the left hand side click ‘Digikits’, and find the ‘Snugs & Hugs’ kit. You will then be shown all the templates and can pick one to customise.

The great thing about CraftArtist templates is that you can change everything you see on the page. Just click on an object on your page and you’ll be shown a range of options on the toolbar.

Have fun!

If you haven't got the Tommy’s digikit yet, you can get it for just £2.00/$3.00. All proceeds from sales of the kit go to the fantastic Tommy's charity.

Thanks,
Jo

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NEW! Mother's Day 2012 Free Kit

Posted: 29th February 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi Everyone,

With Mother’s Day looming we have a brand new kit in our free stuff section – Mother’s Day 2012 and we know you’re going to love it! 

This kit is designed by Siobhan who you met in February’s newsletter and is bursting with bright colours, cute dress embellishments and fab floral papers.

The great thing about this kit is its ideal for any scrapping - not just Mother’s Day - so is perfect for spring scrapbooks and birthday cards too! 

Why not check it out in our free stuff area – and don’t forget to share your creations with us in the DaisyTrail gallery!

Thanks,
Jess

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Cake Eaters Anonymous round-up - with yummy pics!

Posted: 27th February 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

A huge THANK YOU to everyone that took part in the DaisyTrail Bake Sale last week, it was amazing to see such a fab range of cakes, cookies and savoury treats! We hope you had fun and enjoyed raising money for Tommy’s – we definitely did!

Our fundraising total will be announced later this week including the sales from Cake Eaters Anonymous. For now, look at these YUMMY treats from Cake Eaters.... Enjoy!

Jo

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DaisyTrail Bake sale - WOW!

Posted: 20th February 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We are officially caked-out! The team of 8 DaisyTrail bakers were busy all weekend making delicious goodies to sell, and we had a LOT to sell!

So far our total is at £214.66, and there's still time for a last minute cake-grab before the end of the day.

We are absolutely amazed at how generous people have been today, so thank you to everyone at Serif and thanks to all the other bakers.

You can view lots more photos on our Facebook page, check them out now!

Here's a couple of pictures from today:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks,
Jo

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DaisyTrail bake sale - inspiration!

Posted: 16th February 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hey everyone,

We're hoping you're gearing up to join us next week with baking and selling yummy treats!

We thought we'd give you a little bit of inspiration. Our DaisyTrail designer Charlotte has been practicing and took some photos to show you. She made some yummy homemade pizzas.

Here is her recipe and some pics of each step. WARNING – it will make you hungry!

Mini-pizzas

Recipe:

Base

•    2 cups wholemeal self raising flour
•    3 teaspoons baking powder
•    pinch of salt
•    2/3 cup semi-skimmed milk
•    1/3 cup olive oil
•    A dash of pepper & rosemary

Mix it all together into a big doughy ball! Roll out with a rolling pin and use a medium sized cookie or pastry cutter to cut out circles (or hearts in this case!)

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topping

•    Tomato puree
•    Finely chopped onions
•    A pinch of black pepper, Oregano and basil
•    Grated cheese - Cheddar and Grana Padano in this case
•    Any other toppings! I put ham on some, left some veggie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Put a generous amount of tomato puree on to the pizza dough, then add the herbs, onions, other toppings and then the cheese.

Bake in a hot oven, (200 degrees ish) for about 10 - 15 mins until everything looks golden brown and lovely! The dough will puff up and be light and fluffy, a bit different to a normal pizza dough but really tasty.

Why not get involved in the DaisyTrail bake sale and make something yummy like this to sell? Remember anyone that raises over £10 for Tommy’s will get a £10/$10 voucher to spend in the DaisyTrail shop!

Donate using your DaisyTrail user name on the Tommy’s page now: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DaisyTrail

Thanks,
Jo

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Bake sale - it's next week!

Posted: 15th February 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We are holding a DaisyTrail bake sale on Monday 20th February, with 8 volunteer bakers (including myself) making lots of yummy treats to sell. The Serif/DaisyTrail offices hold around 200 staff, so we're hoping we'll have lots of potential customers for our baked goods.

We’d like to invite you to join us by holding your own bake sales!  We’re going to set aside a whole week in February – from 20th – 26th – where we’d like you to get baking, have fun, and sell your goodies.

As an added incentive, we are offering EVERYONE that raises £10 or more for Tommy’s a £10 voucher to spend in the DaisyTrail shop! We are so passionate about raising as much money as possible for such a worthy cause that we’re doing everything we can to help you do the same.

We would love as many of you as possible to hold your own bake sale, and if you do, PLEASE take photos and scrapbook it!

Any money you raise for Tommy’s can be donated through our Just Giving page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DaisyTrail. Please donate using your DaisyTrail user name.

When the week is up we’ll see who has raised £10 or more and issue you with a £10 voucher to spend in the shop.

Thanks everyone, and HAVE FUN!
Jo

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Tommy's case study: Kylie & Joseph

Posted: 8th February 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Thank you all for continuing to help us raise money for Tommy's. This week we wanted to tell you another story about who benefits from the money raised..

A lovely lady called Kylie has agreed to share her story with us, you can read it below. If any of you would like to ask Kylie questions about her experience, she has joined DaisyTrail and we have set up a forum post for you to talk to her here.

Having a Premature Baby

"I am delighted that DaisyTrail has announced that Tommy’s are their charity partner for 2012. Tommy’s is a charity that is extremely close to my heart.

When you find out you are pregnant, you assume that your pregnancy will go to term, that you will have a nice chunky baby to bring home. It’s safe to assume that for most of us pregnancy complications and prematurity never enter our minds.

When I was 16 weeks pregnant I started feeling a bit odd. I went to see my doctor and he wasn’t at all happy with my blood pressure. However, no one thought it was anything more than a bit of hypertension, and that I was a bit stressed out by work, and by pregnancy.

By 24 weeks I was sure that there was something gravely wrong. I looked weird, I felt weird, my blood pressure was creeping up higher and higher, and as a result I was put on daily monitoring. At 26 weeks + 6 days I asked my husband to take me into the hospital, I was feeling worse and worse, I had a headache, and I felt very strange indeed.

At the hospital they did a lot of tests, and they found that I had severe early onset pre eclampsia. I had an emergency scan and it was clear then that my baby was in deep trouble. He was no longer receiving nourishment from me, and had stopped growing at 24 weeks.

At first I was terrified, I thought I was going to lose my baby, but the doctors assured me that they were discussing my care with experts, and using the research team at Tommy’s to help them make decisions. They assured me there were strict protocols, and that they would do everything they could to ensure that my baby was delivered safely.

The following day, at 27 weeks gestation, I was taken to theatre and my baby was delivered at 27 weeks exactly. He weighed 1lb 7oz. I didn’t see him when he was born, and in fact it was several hours before I knew for sure that he was, in fact, a boy. We named him Joseph, although neither my husband nor I were churchgoers, we knew it meant “God will enlarge”, and we thought it would be an appropriate name for our tiny baby.


When I first saw Joseph it was a bit of a shock, he was so small, the teeniest nappy drowned him, and he looked like a tiny bird, although I quickly got used to my teeny son, and he became my normal. We had some scary times in hospital, but true to his name, Joseph got a little bigger and a little stronger every day.

Without the care and the expertise of our doctors and nurses, we wouldn’t have our happy ending. The work of Tommy’s is vital to ensure babies are born healthy and strong, and that women have long, safe pregnancies.



I look forward to hearing more about how DaisyTrail are doing in raising £5000 for this important work, and if you want to read more of our story, please visit me at Not Even A Bag of Sugar (www.notevena.blogspot.com)."

Kylie

 

Thanks,
Jo

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The DaisyTrail Bake Sale - Get Involved!

Posted: 6th February 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

If you are anything like the DaisyTrail team, you absolutely love baked goodies and will use any excuse to have some! Well, we've decided to put our baking to the test and raise some money for Tommy's at the same time!

We are holding a DaisyTrail bake sale on Monday 20th February, with 8 volunteer bakers (including myself) making lots of yummy treats to sell. The Serif/DaisyTrail offices hold around 200 staff, so we're hoping we'll have lots of potential customers for our baked goods.

We’d like to invite you to join us by holding your own bake sales!  We’re going to set aside a whole week in February – from 20th – 26th – where we’d like you to get baking, have fun, and sell your goodies.

As an added incentive, we are offering EVERYONE that raises £10 or more for Tommy’s a £10 voucher to spend in the DaisyTrail shop! We are so passionate about raising as much money as possible for such a worthy cause that we’re doing everything we can to help you do the same.

We would love as many of you as possible to hold your own bake sale, and if you do, PLEASE take photos and scrapbook it!

Any money you raise for Tommy’s can be donated through our Just Giving page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DaisyTrail. Please donate using your DaisyTrail user name.

When the week is up we’ll see who has raised £10 or more and issue you with a £10 voucher to spend in the shop.

Thanks everyone, and HAVE FUN!
Jo

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AND THE WINNER IS.......

Posted: 27th January 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

...Susan Griffiths-parker!

Congratulations - you have won a copy of CraftArtist Platinum!

We were absolutely amazed with Susan's page - you almost feel like you're in the storm reading the book with her grandson! Fantastic use of the cutout studio too, WELL DONE :-)

Happy Friday everyone,

Jo

 

 

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Tommy's case study - Harriet & Amelia

Posted: 25th January 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We really appreciate all the support we've had from you all so far with our fundraising for Tommy's, we really could not hit our target without you!

To put all the fundraising into context, we thought we'd share with you the story of a family that have been helped by Tommy's.

Harriet & baby AmeliaHarriet Phillips from London went through a very difficult pregnancy with twins five years ago.
After losing one daughter, Liberty, part way through her pregnancy, she was desperate to do everything she could to make sure her second child, Amelia, survived and was born healthy.

Harriet shares her experience of her pregnancy and birth, and the care she received from hospital and Tommy’s staff throughout:

“After trying to get pregnant for four years, I fell pregnant with twins after IVF. It wasn’t an easy pregnancy to start with – a bleeding disorder meant I had to have plasma injections every 3/4 days. However, immediately after my 19 week scan, I saw my consultant.

“He gave me some devastating news – he explained that I was dilated and that my pregnancy would probably not progress.

“As I stood up from the examination bed, my water broke and I was rushed to the labour ward. Doctors told me to expect to give birth to both babies and they wouldn’t survive. One of my girls, Liberty had died. The other, Amelia, was still struggling on.

“After a few days, I still hadn’t laboured and I was in a serious risk of infection. The doctors decided that they would have to inject me with drugs to bring on labour. This would cause both babies to be born, leaving very little chance that Amelia would survive. I insisted they let me try to push Liberty out naturally. I asked them to leave me for 10 minutes to try. With every will and energy I had left, I focused and tried so hard to push her out, and honestly, by some miracle, I managed to do so.

“We spent a few minutes saying goodbye to Liberty.

“I was warned that I would shortly enter labour with Amelia, but a few minutes, then hours, then days passed. This was when I was taken to see Andy Shennan, Tommy’s consultant Obstetrician. He was delighted and amazed to announce that my cervix had closed and it was not visible that I had given birth. It looked like a normal single pregnancy.

"I was moved to the antenatal ward and ordered to stay in the hospital on bedrest. I was still only 19 weeks pregnant, and I knew that I had a long way to go. I was determined to make sure that my much longed-for little girl would survive. Andy Shennan spent a lot of time explaining everything to me (sometimes twice – in my emotional state I frequently forgot what I’d been told). During the rest of the pregnancy, I suffered bleeding, which got heavier as the pregnancy progressed.

“24 weeks pregnant, on Christmas Eve, I started to feel some contractions only to be told that there was a shortage of incubators. I’m not sure if it was fear or something else, but luckily my contractions stopped. At this point, I was given steroids for Amelia’s lungs which eventually meant that when Amelia was born, she didn’t need ventilation – I’m so grateful for this decision.

"The first 24 weeks were bad enough, but it was the weeks between 24-28 that were the most scary. I was told every single day by the doctors what the risks would be and what might go wrong if Amelia was born at that point. I knew that each day meant a lot. 28 weeks came and went – everyone was so pleased with my progress, but I was still bleeding heavily and was terrified.
 
"At 29 weeks, I felt some more contractions. Amelia’s heart rate was dipping. It was time to get her out.

“I called Andy as he was cycling home for the day – I so wanted him to be the one to do the operation that would bring Amelia into the world.

“He turned right around and came back to St. Thomas’ to deliver my child. Amelia Liberty Hope was born weighing 2lb 6oz and crying and weeing on Andy to thank him for his work.

“After a few months, I could take my baby home. Although it’s not been plain sailing since then (she stopped breathing at a 36 week eye scan – luckily we were already in the hospital), she is now a fully healthy 4 year old.

“I’m so grateful to Andy Shennan and all the staff at the hospital for their remarkable effort throughout my pregnancy. Amelia and I went through so much, and the care they showed us was incredible."



We hope by sharing this story with you, it gives you some idea of what all the money we raise together this year will go towards.

A massive THANK YOU from the whole team at DaisyTrail for all your support so far, and we hope you'll join us in our fundraising throughout this year. If you'd like to donate to Tommy's, you can do so on our fundraising page.

Thanks for reading this far!
Jo

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Meet the DaisyTrail designers - all of them!

Posted: 23rd January 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hello everyone,

We thought it might be about time that you got to see the designers behind the digikits! You've probably seen a couple of them in our newsletters, but here is the whole bunch of smiley, happy people: 


From L-R (top): Leona, Andy, Charlotte; (middle): Simon, Gary, Ian; (bottom): Siobhan, Jay, Charlotte C.

These guys make all of the digikits that we sell on our shop, as well as the Ideal World and Photo Projects kits, PLUS they make all the templates for our other software on serif.com. They are ALWAYS busy! And what a talented bunch!

Thanks,
Jo

 

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WIN! CraftArtist Platinum!

Posted: 20th January 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hello everyone,

It's Friday, and we're feeling generous as the weekend rolls in. So, we are giving away 1 copy of CraftArtist Platinum!

For your chance to win, upload your favourite scrapbook that you made last year onto our Facebook wall. We'll choose our favourite on Friday 27th Jan so you've got a whole week to post.
Good luck!

Thanks,
Jo

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor Introduces Tommy's

Posted: 19th January 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We're going to show you a few videos over the coming weeks that Tommy's have made to help demonstrate what any money raised goes towards. The first of these is hosted by singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor:

If you'd like to help DaisyTrail raise money for Tommy's, you can make a donation on our Just Giving page. Even if you can only spare £1, it all adds up!

Thanks,

Jo

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The DaisyTrail team visit Tommy's!

Posted: 16th January 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

As many of you know, this year, we have decided to support the fantastic charity, Tommy’s. We want to raise money for a charity that in some way relates to a lot of our members on DaisyTrail and where we can actually see our fundraising being put to good use. Tommy’s seemed like a great choice for us – unfortunately too many of us have experienced or know someone that has experienced a miscarriage or pre-term birth. With so many of us on DaisyTrail having children and grandchildren, it’s a blessing that we’re able to have them and enjoy them. Every single day in the UK alone, 315 women experience a miscarriage, 11 babies are stillborn and 109 babies are born too early. With statistics like this, it’s hard not to want to help in whatever way we can.

To give us an idea of what the money we raise will be spent on, the lovely people from Tommy’s were kind enough to arrange a hospital tour at St Thomas’ Hospital. On Friday 13th January, a team from DaisyTrail headed to London to visit the Tommy’s research centre at the hospital. For those that haven’t met the DT team yet, there was Ashley Hewson, Serif and DaisyTrail’s Sales and Marketing Director, Clare Homer, our PR Manager, and Jo Gaskin, the Product Marketing Manager for the CraftArtist range and DaisyTrail.

Here's a pic of Ash meeting Professor Andy Shennan.

We made our way up to the Tommy’s Research Centre and were introduced to Professor Andy Shennan, the inspiring Professor of Obstetrics at St Thomas’ Hospital. Andy sees over 40 high-risk pregnant women a week, referred from specialists around the country. These women have often experienced multiple pregnancy losses, some as many as ten, and often come to Andy when they think that nothing else can be done. Against the odds, 9 out of 10 of the women Andy sees will leave with a healthy baby.

Andy explained to us how the money raised by Tommy’s is spent. The Centre undertakes lots of different research projects looking at the causes and prevention of premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage. There is a full list of research projects partly or fully funded by Tommy’s here. Alongside funding this incredibly worthwhile research, the money raised also helps to staff the research centres in-between grants and keep their invaluable members of staff in a job. Without the money from Tommy’s, many of the people working at the research centre would lose their job every time a project came to an end, taking with them all their experience and knowledge.

While at the Centre, Andy arranged for us to meet a lovely young lady who was taking part in one of their research projects after miscarrying two babies at various stages of pregnancy. She told us about her experiences and was so thankful to be getting the help from the hospital in the hope that one day she might be able to have a healthy baby. Meeting her really brought home to us how important it is that we raise as much money as possible for Tommy’s and help them fund their vital research. Having a baby is something that we all just assume will happen when the time is right, but unfortunately this is not always the case. As we’ve seen firsthand, the fundraising that we do this year with the help of everyone on DaisyTrail will be spent on trying to help every couple to fulfil their dreams of becoming parents.

We hope that reading this has inspired you to help us raise as much money as possible for Tommy’s – it really is a fantastic charity that deserves every penny we’re able to raise for them.

How you can help us:
Buy our Tommy's 'Snugs and Hugs' digikit - it's only £2.00/$3.00, and all proceeds go to Tommy's.
• Help us raise money on our Tommy's fundraising page.
• Use our Tommy's Twibbon on your Twitter account - get it here.
• Upload your scrapbook made using the Tommy's digikit to our Facebook page.

Thanks for all your support,
The Team at DaisyTrail

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DaisyTrail is supporting Tommy's!

Posted: 3rd January 2012   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

We are thrilled to announce that this year, we have decided to sponsor the fantastic charity, Tommy's!

Throughout 2012 we will be running competitions, holding bake sales and trying to generate as much fundraising as possible for Tommy's. To get things started, we have created a huge digikit called 'Snugs and Hugs' that anyone can buy to use with the Digital Scrapbook Artist or CraftArtist*. All the proceeds from sales of this kit go directly to Tommy's.^

You can find more information and buy the digikit for just £2.00 / $3.00 here.

We hope you will join us to raise as much money for Tommy's as possible!

Thanks,
Jo

*If you do not own CraftArtist or Digital Scrapbook Artist, you can get the free version from our Free Stuff page.
^approximately £1.40/ $2.20 from evey sale will be donated to Tommy's, after all applicable costs have been deducted.

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12 Days Competition WINNER!

Posted: 23rd December 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
We hope you all enjoyed entering the 12 days of Christmas competition.

Drum roll please..........

Congratulations to TUDOROSE!

The whole DaisyTrail team were so impressed with your inspired take on the challenge - you really took our brief and ran with it! Jess, Kate and I all unanimously voted your scrapbook as our favourite, so congratulations and well done on an amazing page! You have won the £50/$50 voucher for the shop. I will email you with the code.

There is a little twist however.....

We really did love so many of the pages, that we've decided to have three runners up :)
So the following people have won a £10/$10 voucher for the shop....

Jennyyore
Anniesmum
and
Dhariana

Congrats everyone and Merry Christmas from everyone at DaisyTrail,
Jo

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WIN! A £50/$50 voucher!

Posted: 16th December 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hello everyone!

DaisyTrail's 12 days of Christmas are coming to an end - and we're going out with a bang!

To celebrate the 12th day, we’re inviting everyone to get scrapbooking! For your chance to win a £50/$50 DaisyTrail shop voucher, all you have to do is scrapbook one of the 12 days of Christmas!

First, choose one of the following days…

A partridge in a pear tree    
Two turtle doves
Three French hens
Four calling birds
Five gold rings
Six geese a-laying
Seven swans a-swimming
Eight maids a-milking    
Nine ladies dancing
Ten lords a-leaping
Eleven pipers piping
Twelve drummers drumming

…and make a 12 x 12 scrapbook to celebrate it!

The only rule is that you MUST USE CRAFTARTIST to make it (any version - including the free version).

Upload your entry to DaisyTrail, click ‘Share this project’ and choose the ‘DaisyTrail Christmas’ challenge.

Closing date is 5pm GMT on Thursday 22nd December.

Kate and I will choose our favourite scrapbook and announce the winner on Friday, 23rd December. Our decision is final.

Good luck!

Thanks,
Jo

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5 Gold Rings Challenge - the winners!

Posted: 15th December 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Happy Christmas everyone!

Thank you to everyone that entered our 5 gold rings challenge!
Congratulations to the five winners - you all win a £10/$10 voucher to spend in the DaisyTrail shop.

And the winners are.........

archs
evie wibowo
boxer
fifibear
shopgirl18

I will contact you via email with your voucher code.

Have a fantastic Christmas :-)
Jo

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CHRISTMAS COMPETITION! Find the 5 gold rings!

Posted: 7th December 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

As part of our 12 days of Christmas celebration, we have hidden 5 gold rings around DaisyTrail! All you need to do is find them for your chance to win one of five £10/$10 vouchers for the shop.

To enter:

- Find the 5 gold rings
- Copy & paste each DaisyTrail page link into an email and tell us where the ring is on that page
- Send your email to competition@daisytrail.com
- All correct entries will be entered into a prize draw and five winners will be picked at random.

Please note:
- You need to find all 5 gold rings to enter.
- Closing date is 5pm GMT on Wednesday 14th December 2011.
- Our decision is final

Good luck!
Happy Christmas!
Jo

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Brand new Christmas kits in the shop!

Posted: 6th December 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Are you all ready for Christmas?

To help with your Christmas crafting preparation why not check out the two new Christmas kits in the DaisyTrail shop... Krafty Kristmas and Christmas Cheer!

Krafty Kristmas is brought to you by talented Kreative Designs by Karen and has lots of chipboard elements to give the feel of traditional paper scrapping (yet keeping it digital). With lots of berry reds and icy blues this kit would be fabulous for your Christmas cards!

 

And don’t forget the gorgeous Christmas Cheer kit designed by the wonderful Wendy Irving! This kit has a truly nostalgic feel to it with distressed papers, old-fashioned postcards and Polaroid style frames. We cannot wait to scrap our Christmas memories with this kit!

And don’t forget to post all your Christmas pages on the DaisyTrail Gallery!

Thanks,
Jo

 

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Get your free Christmas Crafts digikit!

Posted: 1st December 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Happy December everyone!

The whole DaisyTrail team is getting geared up for Christmas - we've put the tree up already and we've been eating mince pies Laughing

To celebrate our festive spirit, we've got a brand new Christmas Crafts digikit for you to download on our Free Stuff page.

This kit has been designed by our gorgeous designer, Charlotte - pictured on the right (who is also the baker of the mince pies!)

Enjoy! Happy Christmas from everyone at DaisyTrail.

Jo

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FAQ's: DaisyTrail, CraftArtist and more!

Posted: 22nd November 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to highlight this thread by Nannyanne as a fantastic starting point for anyone needing help on the DaisyTrail forums.

You'll find answers to many of the common questions we get asked, for example:

1. Challenges - How do I enter a page into a challenge? ... ANSWER

2. Friends - How do I add a 'Friend' to the list? ... ANSWER

3. Links - How do I add a 'clickable' link to a forum thread? ... ANSWER and Alfred's Clickable Link Maker

4. Mail - How do I send 'Mail' to another Daisytrail member? ... ANSWER

5. Tagline - How do I change the tagline under my DT nickname? ... ANSWER

6. Threads - How do I start a new forum thread/ask a question? ... ANSWER

7. Pack files - what are they and how do I 'open' them in my software? ... ANSWER

8. 'Round' corners - How can I 'round' off the corners of a photo easily? ANSWER

9. Zipped files - The file that I have downloaded is a 'zipped' file how do I 'unpack' it? ...
Answer No.1

You might find the answer you're looking for a lot quicker in this thread than by posting a newone and waiting for replies.

Thanks!
Jo

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DaisyTrail newsletter - now online!

Posted: 7th November 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

As you know we recently sent out the DaisyTrail newsletter for October.

Apologies to those who didn't receive it and wanted to. Unfortunately it's just not possible for us to check everyone's email addresses to find out why it wasn't delivered - we have thousands as you can imagine!

So, to make sure nobody misses out, from now on we are going to host the latest newsletter at www.daisytrail.com/newsletter - you'll find October's sitting there now.

I hope this is ok for everyone, and again, apologies to those who don't receive it.

Thanks,
Jo

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Exciting new magazine launch!

Posted: 31st October 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Claire S

Hello everyone

We just wanted to tell you about a brand new magazine that we’ve had a sneaky peak of: Scrap365.

In it, you will find detailed step-by-step tutorials which will sit alongside galleries of truly inspirational scrapbooking projects from an international team of talented designers. Alongside the projects, a range of regular features will look at other aspects of the hobby, from storage solutions to photography.

In the first edition, you will also find a mention of your favourite crafting program ;-)

Get your copy of Scrap365 in Hobbycraft stores from the 18th November!

Thanks,
The DaisyTrail Team

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Hobbycrafts - WINNERS!

Posted: 27th October 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi guys,

Thank you to everyone that entered the Hobbycrafts competition, all of the scrapbooks were fantastic! We had so much fun looking through them all to choose the winners.

So, here they are.... Congratulations to:

- anniesmum

- buzzbee66

- JeanHolbrook

- craftbird

- smellihelli

You have all won two tickets to the Hobbycrafts show next week. Please message me your address and I will pop them in the post.

Thanks!
Jo

 

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New free kit - Halloween

Posted: 20th October 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hello everyone!

Our next free kit is now available on the Free Stuff page - perfect for celebrating Halloween.

Enjoy!

Thanks,
Jo

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Have you entered the Hobbycrafts Competition yet?

Posted: 14th October 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Happy Friday everyone!

UK DaisyTrail members - have you entered the Hobbycrafts competition yet?

You've got until 5pm on the 26th October to get your entry in.

Please read the terms of the competition before you enter - I've had to remove a few entries that didn't meet the requirements.

Good luck!

Have a great weekend,
Jo

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Welcome to Angie Hinksman!

Posted: 3rd October 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

I'd like you to join me in welcoming a brand new designer to our shop - Angie Hinksman. Here's a little bit of information about her:

"Although I was born and raised in the US, I moved to the UK when I fell for lovely British Man who was on holiday there with a friend back in the 1980s.  We quickly became friends and after 18 months of keeping in touch thru the ancient art of letter writing, I moved to England.  We’ve been married for many years and have 3 grown up kids.

A quirky fact about me:  I went to a High School in Los Angeles where lots of famous people went such as Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe.  However the thing that always seems to impress people is that the Video for Brittany Spear’s ‘Hit me baby one more time’ was filmed there (hehehe). 

I discovered Digital Scrapbooking by accident during a shopping trip to my favourite Craft Shop, in a lovely little Cotswold Village.  I picked up an issue of a digital scrapbooking magazine and thought that it would be a really cool way to brush up on my digital graphic skills.  From the moment I opened the pages of this now ‘well thumbed’ magazine I was hooked!

Soon I was creating digi-albums and cards to print and give to my friends and family.  In 2007, I started writing articles for various online craft magazines about how I made my digital creations. 

I’ve been designing now for a few years and love seeing what others come up with when they use my designs!"

You can find Angie's kits on the DaisyTrail shop.

Thanks,
Jo

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Scrap your summer!

Posted: 7th September 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Sometimes it’s really difficult to get inspiration, so we thought we’d help you…
We’ve had a look through the gallery on DaisyTrail and picked a few of our favourite summer scrapbooks. The designers have also told us how they made their gorgeous creations. Why not try scrapping your summer?


ChrissieW: “Beach Baby

“I used text on a path to circle Ollie, and changed the text colour to blue to match the bucket. I then used the Cutout Studio to cut out the bucket and place it over the original. This makes the text appear to go behind the bucket. I then placed embellishments on the left and added shadows. I cut the small photos out with the scissor tool square punch, and used the sliders to round the corners. I then added shadows. I created a square shape with rounded corners and coloured it white for my journalling. I added a second square and faded it with the transparency tool to give the faded edging around the journalling. Finally, I changed the text colour to blue to match the bucket.”

Kfuttner: “Porpar1

“I used only the contents from DT "Fun at the Fete" digikit. I used two different backgrounds, then blended them with subtle insertion of several embellishments between photos. When adding photo corners and text boxes, I highlighted almost everything with drop shadows to add depth.”

 

 

GracieR: “Faraway Summers

“I wanted to give the page an aged feel, so used an 'older' looking background, creased and rumpled in a neutral colour. The two smaller photographs were placed one on top of the other at slightly different angles and shadowed to give depth. I then chose embellishments from the kit I liked and arranged them in between at the back and on the front of the photos to give a layered effect. The large image was positioned and I used a radial transparency on it for quick blending. Finished with 2 swirl elements and word art I'd made.”


Lulu1965: “Sea of Galilee

“I placed my photo on the background, and then used the blend tool. Next I imported paper as a material and used the blend tool again. I cropped my photos with circle cutter. The embellishments are from the Menorahs Digikit. I used a True Type font called ‘Conformist’ for some of my text, and the round text path around the star. I applied the ‘Sea’ filter effect to my text. For the edge, I used the ‘Cracks’ grunge brush tool.”


Angie Bailey: “On the Beach

“I used two of my own photos - the sea & sky, and my granddaughter Fiona on the beach, and added the sandcastle embellishment. Used cutout studio, layered them and then selected them all and converted them to bitmap. Then exported it as a jpeg so that I could bring it back in and use the comic book effect. Small photo is the one I started with.”

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100,000 members - THE RESULTS!

Posted: 9th August 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi DaisyTrail!

The 100,000 members competition is now closed, and we have decided on our winner. I must say, the whole DaisyTrail team were amazed with all the entries - you have all worked so hard and we loved looking through your beautiful scrapbooks.

So... for the winners....

Congratulations to gissharon!

9 of us at DaisyTrail HQ voted for our favourites, and 3 of us chose Gissharon's scrapbook - it made us giggle, we loved how it made us reminisce and the homemade bunting. All in all, a fab page - we hope you agree! Gissharon wins the A3+ printer and a copy of CraftArtist Platinum.

There is a twist!! We were so amazed with all the entries, so we've decided to give 2 runners up a copy of CraftArtist Platinum as well. So congratulations to:

Norfolkbroad

and

BuzzBee66

I hope you will all join us in congratulating the lucky winners!

If the 3 winners can please PM me their address, I will get their prizes sent out.

Thanks,
Jo

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WELCOME to Sahlin Studio!

Posted: 28th July 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

We have just released three FANTASTIC kits from our brand new designer, Sahlin Studio! Krista Sahlin is the amazing creator of the kits, and here's a bit about her:

"My name is Krista Sahlin, which is where Sahlin Studio came from. 

Fun fact:  "Sahlin" is pronounced - (sah-LEEN) as in, Celine Dion. I am a digital scrapbook designer and avid memory keeper.  I started scrapbooking in high school with paper, and yes, my crazy scissors.  But things have come a LONG way since then... it seems like only yesterday that I found this amazing hobby.  I started digital scrapbooking in 2006,  which brought my new love of designing scrapbooking products and kits.  

I am lucky to be married to a great 'IT' guy that helps my keep computer running well, and am at-home mama of two amazing kiddos, who are both such great inspiration :) 

And, I know this… I love my family, I love my friends, I love to create and need to create, I have more ideas than I can handle. Creativity has been a lifelong passion and it allows me to do both, document our lives and give a little food for the soul. I started designing (Sahlin Studio) in February of 2009 and have been on this fantastic ride ever since.

●      What kind of inspiration do you hope to achieve with your products?
I am amazed that I get to be a part of someone's cherish memories. This gives me so much honor and pleasure, more than you know.

●      What is your design style?
Papery, vintage and eclectic, all wrapped up into one.

My blog: http://sahlinstudio.blogspot.com/

Krista XOXO"

We hope you will join us in welcoming Krista to the DaisyTrail family, and keep your eyes peeled for some more of her stunning kits.

Thanks,
Jo

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DaisyTrail challenge: 100,000 members (Fun at the Fete)

Posted: 18th July 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hey everyone,

I'm please to announce that we have now released the DSA version of the Fun at the Fete digikit. Anyone that has previously bought the kit should be able to access the DSA version from their Order History (log in when on the shop, then click 'My Account' > 'View my orders').

Any purchases of the kit from today will automatically be given the option to download either the DSA kit or CA kit. (You will have access to both).

As you all know the closing date of the competition is scheduled for the 1st August (two weeks today). Due to all the problems with providing you with the DSA version, I will extend this deadline to 8th August with winners being announced by the 9th. NOTE: I cannot change this on the challenge description, so please take this announcement as confirmation of the extended deadline.

Any questions, please ask.

Good luck!
All the best,
Jo

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Win a Canon A3 Printer worth £200/$300!

Posted: 11th July 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

Fantastic news – our lovely community has hit an amazing 100,000 members!! WOW!
To celebrate, we’re running a competition - you can win a brand new Canon Pixma iX6550 A3+ colour printer worth £200/$300, plus a copy of CraftArtist Platinum!

The Competition
To enter, all you need to do is design us a scrapbook using the brand new Fun at the Fete digikit – which for a limited time only is half price!

Criteria:
-    Your page must be 12 x 12
-    You must include at least one photograph (not from the web)
-    You must use the Fun at the Fete digikit to design it

To enter:
-    Upload your scrapbook as normal
-    Click on the ‘Share this project’ button on the right hand side
-    Choose the ‘100,000 members’ challenge and click ‘Enter Challenge’.

One entry per person. Closing date is 01/08/11 and the winner will be announced by 02/08/11.

All DaisyTrail employees will vote for their favourite scrapbook and the one with the most votes will win! Our decision is final.

Good luck!

Thanks,
Jo

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Four software products for £4!

Posted: 5th July 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi guys,

We've just sent out an email to everyone that's asked to receive offers and I just wanted to tell you about it because it's an AMAZING offer!

Download Four Fantastic Serif Programs for just £4!
Did you know that as well as CraftArtist and Digital Scrapbook Artist, Serif also make many other creative software titles? We’re offering every DaisyTrail member the chance to download AlbumPlus X4, PanoramaPlus X4, MontagePlus, and PopArtPlus for just £4!

Together, the programs provide everything you need to easily organise photos, make stunning panoramas and create amazing effects. Here's a bit more about them:

Manage your digital photos effectively with AlbumPlus X4

Create an album of your growing photo collection and organise your images ready for scrapping. Tag your photos with searchable terms like ‘Birthday’ and ‘Easter’ to make finding the right picture quick and easy. Organise existing photos by importing directly from a network, hard drive, CD/DVD, digital camera and more!

What’s more, AlbumPus X4 automatically recognises that you also have PanoramaPlus X4 on your computer, so at the click of a button, you can save your panoramas directly into your AlbumPlus X4 image folders.

AlbumPlus X4


Transform your scenic snaps into amazing panoramas with PanoramaPlus X4

Thanks to the automated stitching process, there’s no hard work involved – PanoramaPlus X4 does it all for you! Create stunning high-quality panoramas to use in your craft projects in just 3 easy steps:

1. Choose your photos or movies
2. Automatically create a panorama

3. Export your panorama

PanoramaPlus X4

Transform your favourite photographs into works of art with PopArtPlus

’Pop Art’ is a style originally popularised by Andy Warhol and is the inspiration for the incredible PopArtPlus. This ingenious program allows you to give all your photos a special Pop Art look. This amazing program is incredibly easy to use – the whole process is split into 3 simple steps:

1. Choose your photo
2. Select your format

3. Randomise colours

Create a montage masterpiece for your craft projects with MontagePlus

MontagePlus has a unique user-friendly interface that enables anyone to create dazzling montages in seconds. This amazing image processing tool enables rapid and easy creation of photo mosaics created from thousands of miniature tiles. You’ve probably seen this style of picture on film posters, magazine covers and glossy advertisements, and now you can achieve similar results with your own photos.

Montages are the ideal way to capture the fun at weddings, graduations and birthday parties, and they’re great to put in any craft design. Simply take your favourite photo and create a masterpiece comprising all the other photos of people enjoying themselves at the event. When you look at your completed montage, step back to see the primary image, then take a closer look to appreciate the thousands of distinct micro-images.

AlbumPlus X4, PanoramaPlus X4, MontagePlus, and PopArtPlus originally sold for a combined price of £75.39, but, for a limited period only, we're letting you have them all for just £4.00 – that’s a 95% discount!

We can only keep this offer open for a limited time though, so let me know if you haven't received it and I'll forward it on to you. You can contact me through PM.

Thanks,
Jo

 

UPDATE: 06/07/11

If you are having trouble placing your order, try copying & pasting this link into your browser:

http://shop.daisytrail.com/shoppingBasket/?AddToCart=Y&AddUID=OOIBPTGN&ProdSource=DAISYTRAIL&ProdID=AlbumPlusX4&mc=DSYu100

Once on the page, log in using the button at the top right of the screen. You should then be able to checkout as normal. If you are still having problems, you can place your order through our call centre - 0845 6740 484 (UK) or 1-800 5573743 (US). Just quote the code DSYu100.

 

Thanks,
Jo

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Sizzling Deals - 30% off everything in the shop!

Posted: 20th June 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Claire S

Hi everyone

With summer officially starting tomorrow we're giving all DaisyTrail members a chance to snap up a summer sizzler! For a limited time only we're giving you a massive 30% off EVERYTHING in the shop.

The sale must end soon why not visit the shop now and grab yourself a bargain!

Thanks

Claire

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Make your own Fathers Day card!

Posted: 23rd May 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Fathers Day is fast approaching, but you still have plenty of time to make the perfect card. We’re going to show you how to make this fab card in less than ten minutes!

What you’ll need:

-    Daddy Doodle digikit
-    CraftArtist (any version)
-    Card & envelope (any size)

1.    Open CraftArtist and choose ‘Start from a template’.
2.    Pick the Daddy Doodle card shown and click ‘OK’.

3.    Change the background if desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.    Select the last page. Type ‘2011’ in the Letters tab and click ‘Insert’. Resize and move into position as shown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.    If you want to, you can add your own personal text, and perhaps a photograph?
6.    When you’re happy, print your design!

We hope you enjoy creating your Fathers Day card this year, we’re sure your dad will really appreciate your homemade card and treasure it for years to come!

Thanks,
Jo

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WIN! Baby Show tickets!

Posted: 26th April 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

Serif are exhibiting for the first time at The Baby Show at the NEC in a few weeks (20-22 May). We'll be showing off CraftArtist Baby Photos and Platinum, and hope it will be great fun!

We've got 6 pairs of tickets to give away, and we'd love to see you there!

For your chance to win a pair of tickets, all you need to do is:

- Create a 12 x 12 scrapbook
- Theme: Anthing Baby!! (Your baby, a friend's baby, a beautiful baby!)
- MUST contain: A baby photograph

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 10th May.

We'll choose our 6 favourite scrapbooks on Wednesday 11th May and notify the winners.

You can enter the challenge by uploading your page to DaisyTrail, then clicking on the 'Share' button to the right hand side. You'll see a 'Challenges' drop down. Click this and you'll see the 'WIN! Baby Show tickets' challenge.


PLEASE DO NOT ENTER IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND THE SHOW.

Thanks!
Jo

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25% off everything in the Shop!

Posted: 21st April 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Claire S

We just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Easter! To celebrate we would like to offer every single DaisyTrail member a 25% off voucher to spend in the Shop!

To use your voucher, go to the Shop, choose the lovely goodies you'd like to buy, then go to the checkout. Type the voucher code DTEASTER into the voucher code space and click to add it, then checkout as normal. The voucher will expire on Friday 29th April at 10am, so get onto DaisyTrail and grab yourself a bargain!

Thanks

Claire

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Expert Reviews: 5 out of 5 stars!

Posted: 21st March 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Morning everyone,

We've had another fantastic review of CraftArtist Platinum: 5 out of 5 stars from Expert Reviews!

You can read the review here.

Thanks,
Jo

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Congratulations Hobbycrafts winners!

Posted: 18th March 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

Claire and I have decided who should win the Hobbycrafts tickets. We've picked the following 5 people to win, who each get a pair of tickets to the upcoming show.

 

Blue Nose Koala

Roo

Rushy1972

Molly.h2

Summersara72

 

Well done ladies! Please message me your address and I'll get the tickets sent out to you.

 

Thanks to everyone that entered and sorry you couldn't all be winners.

Jo

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Brand New Digikit For FREE!

Posted: 18th March 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Claire S

Hi everyone

This weekend, we're giving all our wonderful DaisyTrail members a special treat. We've just released a beautiful new DaisyTrail Digikit - Burst Into Spring - and for a limited time only we're giving it away totally free with every order placed!

Just choose anything from the shop, add it to your basket and we'll automatically add the new kit to your order. Get yours now before we come to our senses and change our minds!

There's still 10% off all software and we've just slashed the price of the Wacom Bamboo Graphics Tablet. Plus, we've released another new DaisyTrail Digikit - In Her Shoes.

If ever you needed an excuse to treat yourself this weekend, this is it!

Happy Shopping!

Thanks

Claire

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March Madness Continues!

Posted: 14th March 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Claire S

Hi All

The March Madness offer we ran last week was so popular we've decided to have another sale - this time on our fantastic software range!

This means that you’ll get 10% off ALL software from now until next Monday!

So why not treat yourself today!

Thanks

Claire

 

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Serif at the National Wedding Show!

Posted: 8th March 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hey everyone,

We attended the National Wedding Show at the NEC last week to show off CraftArtist Wedding Day, and I thought you'd like to see some pictures.

We had a great show and the software was very well received which is fantastic Laughing

Thanks,

Jo

 

Wedding Show 1

 

Wedding Show 2

 

Wedding Show 3

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Request for case studies

Posted: 10th February 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hey guys,

DaisyTrail & Serif's PR Manager is constantly on the look out for case studies that we can use in any press activities we pursue. She's asked me to post this up. If you're interested, please email the address below.


Has your passion for crafting changed your life so much that you want to share your story with others?

We are looking to promote CraftArtist in the national and regional media, so we would love to hear from DaisyTrail members who have experienced a positive change in their life. For example:

-    Are you a ‘super’ fan of making photobooks, scrapbooks and greeting cards ie. do you have huge displays of your creations displayed around your home?


-    Have you overcome a health condition (or reduced symptoms) as a result of using DSA or CraftArtist?


-    Do you regularly do your bit for charity, via creating craft projects to help raise money? If so, how much have you raised to date?


-    Have you changed your career as a result of using our software eg. you left your desk job to become a designer?


-    Have you found love on DaisyTrail? Or did you propose to your partner via a Valentine’s card made using our software?


If you think you have a story to tell, please email mystory@serif.com with your name, age and further details.

Thanks,
Jo

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Angel Policy

Posted: 1st February 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: ash

Hi Everyone,

 

A request we've seen from many of you is that we consider including an Angel policy to our license agreement for our kits.  I did tell a few who contacted me directly that I would announce something at the end of last week - sorry we're a little delayed with this, but obviously the last week has been pretty busy with CraftArtist...

 

Anyway, I'm very pleased to announce that we have decided we will include an Angel policy in our license agreements for both our DaisyTrail and CraftArtist branded digikits moving forward.  We haven't drawn up the ammended agreement yet, but in broad terms the additional rights we will grant are:

 

You can sell physical items, such as cards, you produce using our digikits as long as:

  • They are not professionally printed or mass produced in anyway.  This means:
    • The items you have created have been printed at home or are each individually hand crafted in some way.
    • For any design you create you can sell a maximum of 200 items of that design.
  • The design you have created is of your own making and unique.  i.e. not just print outs of the templates we provide in the kits.

 

That's it!  Pretty simple, and gives those of you who want to sell small amounts of items from home or at the odd fair the ability to do it without needing a full blown commercial license. 

To be clear we can only commit to including this update to our own kits (DaisyTrail and CraftArtist branded kits) - kits from other designers will not neccessarily be governed by the same policy.

For those who want to take advantage of these additional rights we will want you to (in due course) formally accept an updated license.  We're not sure the best way of doing that at the moment(!) so for now I'm happy for you to take this post as confirmation you can work this way without formally accepting the new license UNTIL 30th June 2011.  Obviously before then we'll have a new agreement drafted and have a simple way for you to accept it. 

 

I understand that some of you have already purchased commercial licenses from us, so in the case that this Angel Policy covers the use you need please contact us and we'll arrange a refund of that license.

 

Thanks,

Ash

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CraftArtist review: 5/5 stars!

Posted: 24th January 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hey everyone,

We have had our first review of CraftArtist in, and we got 5/5 stars! You can read it here.

Thanks,

Jo

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DaisyTrail.com Exciting News

Posted: 20th January 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Claire S

Hi everyone

I wanted you all to be the first to know that in preparation for the official launch of CraftArtist on Friday we’ve re-designed the DaisyTrail website. You’ll be able to see the changes tomorrow (Friday).

Not only does it have a fresh new look, it should also make your experience on the site quicker and easier. You’ll notice a new navigation menu which should make browsing and finding things easier. We’ve improved the layout of the shop, and also made the process simpler for when you want to buy anything. Plus, over the coming months, we’ll be implementing many features you’ve requested, so keep checking back for updates!

As always, we’d love to hear your feedback and also any ideas you have for features moving forward. We might not be able to implement them all, but it’s something we’ll be giving lots of attention over the next 12 months. I’ve set up a new thread in the forums, so please can you post your feedback and suggestions there.

Enjoy!

Thanks

Claire

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CraftArtist - FAQs

Posted: 11th January 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: ash

Can you give a comprehensive list of the new features in CraftArtist vs DSA 2?

·         New page setup options, plus many pre-defined blank pages for different projects and sizes

·         Freehand text on a path

·         Digikits now support different project types (cards, stationary, photobooks, etc.)

·         Pressure Studio for better graphics tablet support

·         Full support for facing page documents

·         Support for cutting machines

·         Insert and save sentiments

·         Various performance improvements

o    Brushes look better

o    Filter effects look better when zooming in

o    Improved performance loading new digikits

o    Improved memory management

·         Improved printing options, including printing multiple copies, can print “inside or outside” spreads with card fold documents, better options for scaling output and a better print preview.

·         New look interface, plus options to customize the interface colour yourself

·         Being able to change the frame of a photo already on the page

·         Photo frame highlights when about to drop a new photo into it

·         Hover Preview in Digikit Browser

·         Export as an image (jpg, png, etc.) now allows you to export multiple pages all in one go.  i.e. a 20 page document will export as 20 separate jpg files.

·         Additional text options including sub-script and super-script

·         Pressure sensitive vector lines and new line cap

·         New quick access add-page button and ability to add a template layout from another kit

 

What Digikits does CraftArtist Platinum come with?

Below is the list of all 57 Digikits you will receive with your CraftArtist Platinum order.  I've highlighted the kits at the end of the list which have been available previously, but even if you own all of those you are still guaranteed to have 49 brand new kits.

 

Bambino Thoughts

Indian Elephants

Toyland

Diamond Hearts

Inkblot Butterflies

Vintage Vehicles

Poppy Tots

Menorahs

Wedding Chic

Quilted Cuddles

Monsters

Wreaths

Sweetheart Scrolls

Music

Harvest Delight

Birds

Myth & Legends

Kicking the Leaves

Carnival

National Flags

Butterfly Elegance

Cats & Dogs

Nativity

Luxury Chic

Cheers

Paper Christmas

Modern Lace

Chinese Animals

Poptastic

Traditional Garden

Christmas Wonderland

Presents & Balloons

Vintage Candy

Confectionary

Robots

Afternoon Tea

Cupid & Hearts

Seaside

Cocoa Latte

Easter Animals

Shabby Shed

Comic Book

Fairies

Shoes & Handbags

Dunes

Fairy Garden

Space

Moonlight Forest

Flora & Fauna

Sports

Picnic in the Park

Haberdashery Christmas

Stitched Thoughts

Showtime

Hallows

Teddy Bears Picnic

Spring in your Step

 

Is CraftArtist compatible with Digikits I already have installed for Digital Scrapbook Artist?

Yes, when you install CraftArtist all your existing kits will be available to you automatically.  This includes any kits you have made yourself in Scrapbook Artist.  Even after you uninstall DSA (if you choose to do so) all your kits will still be available in CraftArtist.

 

Can I load projects I have created in Scrapbook Aritst into CraftArtist?

Yes, CraftArtist will open Scrapbook Artist files.

 

Is it available as a download?

CraftArtist Platinum is not currently available as a download - due to the amount of content it is supplied with the download would be extremely large.

 

What should I do if I've only just purchased Digital Scrapbook Artist 2?

If you have purchased Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 in the last 30 days please contact us.

 

How do I order?

You can pre-order now by clicking this link

 

Do I need to own Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 to order?

No – you don’t need to own a previous version of Scrapbook Artist to take advantage of this offer

 

Will I need to uninstall Digital Scrapbook Artist once CraftArtist is installed?

No – Digital Scrapbook Artist will remain on your computer as a separate program.  Of course CraftArtist is effectively an upgrade to DSA2 so there is no particular need for you to keep DSA2 installed – but it’s up to you.

 

Can I just buy the CraftArtist software to get the new features without the content?

Not yet, but shortly after launch we will allow Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 owners to buy the upgrade to the software for only £14.99/$19.99.  This will be available purely as a download.

 

Can other kits purchased elsewhere still be imported into CraftArtist like you could with DSA?

Yes, CraftArtist still has the same Digikit creator feature as DSA.

 

What are the system requirements?

Minimum system requirements are the same as DSA 2, so if you are already running that then CraftArtist will run perfectly (in fact better in some instances due to some of the performance improvements we have made).  Minimum requirements are below:

- Windows-based PC with DVD drive and mouse
- Microsoft Windows® XP (32 bit), Windows® Vista, or Windows® 7 (32 or 64 bit) operating system
- 512MB RAM
- 266MB free hard disk space (program only)*
- 1024 x 768 monitor resolution

- Additional 4.3 GB is needed for all 4 content disks to be installed, but these can be on any available drive.

 

Will all the effects, brushes and stencils from DSA2 be available in CraftArtist?

Yes they are all there.  If you have created your own custom stencils, brushes or effects you will need to copy them over for CraftArtist to see them (as you may have had to do when upgrading from DSA 1 to DSA 2).  We’ll give instructions on that soon.

 

Will the new Digikits work with DSA2?

Unfortunately not.  The new kits have new features and memory management improvements which only CraftArtist supports.

 

Can I try the free version or some kind of trial before I decide to buy?

The Compact version of CraftArtist will not be available until the launch date, and even then in fairness being a feature limited version it is not necessarily be the best way to evaluate it.  However, I’m so confident you’ll be totally happy with both the software and the content that I’ll cover any orders of Platinum during the offer period with a 30 day money back guarantee.  The money back guarantee period will not start until you receive the product.

 

How many computers can I install CraftArtist on?

As with DSA assuming it’s for your household’s use you can install CraftArtist on one PC and one laptop.

 

I live outside of the UK and US – can I still order?

Yes, we have now added the ability to delivery to countries outside of the US and UK.  When you place your please ensure you have Standard Delivery selected.

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Digital Scrapbook Artist - Breaking News!

Posted: 10th January 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: ash

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year to you all!

 

I've got some exciting news regarding the next version of Digital Scrapbook Artist which will be available in 2 weeks time.  I thought that I'd do things a little differently and have recorded a video announcement of what we're doing which you can view below:

 

So, to just clarify the offer:  CraftArtist Platinum will ship to you on 5 discs (one program CD and 4 discs - 2 DVDs and 2 CDs - containing the 4 Digikit collections).  All the discs will be included in a special presentation wallet and we will also include the 256 page CraftArtist manual with your order.

 

If you wish to place your pre-order now for just £29.99/$44.99, plus shipping (25% off the normal price of £39.99/$59.99) please click this link. Please do not choose the express shipping option as you will not get your order any quicker. This offer is available until the official launch of CraftArtist on the 21st January.  We are expecting stock in the next 7 days and will ship your order as soon as it arrives!

 

Thanks,

 

Ash

 

What Digikits does CraftArtist Platinum come with?

Below is the list of all 57 Digikits you will receive with your CraftArtist Platinum order.  I've highlighted the kits at the end of the list which have been available previously, but even if you own all of those you are still guaranteed to have 49 brand new kits.

 

Bambino Thoughts Indian Elephants Toyland
Diamond Hearts Inkblot Butterflies Vintage Vehicles
Poppy Tots Menorahs Wedding Chic
Quilted Cuddles Monsters Wreaths
Sweetheart Scrolls Music Harvest Delight
Birds Myth & Legends Kicking the Leaves
Carnival National Flags Butterfly Elegance
Cats & Dogs Nativity Luxury Chic
Cheers Paper Christmas Modern Lace
Chinese Animals Poptastic Traditional Garden
Christmas Wonderland Presents & Balloons Vintage Candy
Confectionary Robots Afternoon Tea
Cupid & Hearts Seaside Cocoa Latte
Easter Animals Shabby Shed Comic Book
Fairies Shoes & Handbags Dunes
Fairy Garden Space Moonlight Forest
Flora & Fauna Sports Picnic in the Park 
Haberdashery Christmas Stitched Thoughts Showtime
Hallows Teddy Bears Picnic Spring in your Step

 

Is CraftArtist compatible with Digikits I already have installed for Digital Scrapbook Artist?

Yes, when you install CraftArtist all your existing kits will be available to you automatically.

 

Can I load projects I have created in Scrapbook Aritst into CraftArtist?

Yes, CraftArtist will open Scrapbook Artist files.

 

Is it available as a download?

CraftArtist Platinum is not currently available as a download - due to the amount of content it is supplied with the download would be extremely large.

 

What should I do if I've only just purchased Digital Scrapbook Artist 2?

If you have purchased Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 in the last 30 days please contact us.

 

How do I order?

You can pre-order now by clicking this link

 

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Merry Christmas!

Posted: 23rd December 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Merry Christmas from the whole team at DaisyTrail, and a Happy New Year!

 

We hope you have all had a fantastic year and are looking forward to 2011.

 

Just a quick note about the Christmas holidays - there won't be many of us in, but we will be checking the forums most days to make sure everything's ok. Our customer support team will still be here with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day, so if you have any problems, please contact them using the 'Help' button above. There's a 'Contact Us' button on that page.

 

Have a good break!

Speak to you all in 2011,

Jo

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Christmas Treat for all Members!

Posted: 20th December 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Claire S

Season’s Greetings from the DaisyTrail team!

Santa’s getting ready to visit, so get your mince pies out and carrot for Rudolph at the ready!

At DaisyTrail we’re feeling especially festive – we’re offering every one of our valued DaisyTrail members £5/$10 off when you spend £10/$20 online in the DaisyTrail shop.

To use your voucher, go to the Shop, choose anything you like from our lovely selection of kits, and then go to the checkout. Type the voucher code DTCHRISTMAS into the voucher code box and click to add it, then checkout as normal.

Hurry though, as this offer ends on Friday 24th December at 4pm GMT, so make sure you place your order before then!

 

Enjoy!

 

Claire

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Know any naughty or nice crafters?

Posted: 20th December 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Merry Christmas to all!

 

To celebrate the season, and to say thank you for being such a great, engaged community, we’re running a contest on Twitter to giveaway copies of Digital Scrapbook Artist 2. It’s easy to enter – just help Santa make his list and check it twice.

 

Simply click here http://bit.ly/NaughtyAndCrafty or here http://bit.ly/NiceAndCrafty  and Tweet a message to @DaisyTrail. Tell us which of your friends are naughty crafters or nice crafters by changing the XX’s to their Twitter handle.

 

It’s all in good fun! Nice crafters share tips and ideas with others and have great designs. Naughty crafters break conventional design rules and sometimes ‘scrap photos that might be a little eyebrow-raising. 

 

You can enter as many times as you’d like!

 

We’ll randomly choose one “nice” and one “naughty” winning tweet per day between Monday, December 20, and Tuesday, December 21. The nominator and the nominees will win a copy of Digital Scrapbook Artist 2.

 

Follow @DaisyTrail on Twitter to learn the names of the winners.

 

Happy Holidays from DaisyTrail!

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New Christmas Kits

Posted: 16th December 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Claire S

Hi everyone

There's 2 new Christmas kits out. One free and one in the shop.

If you're quick, you can get the one in the shop now for half price!

Merry Christmas!

Thanks

Claire

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Hobbycrafts Tickets - Winners Announced

Posted: 25th October 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Claire S

We had some brilliant entries into this challenge. It's taken me ages to pick the winners!


So without further ado, the winners are:

1) janice pascall

2) marie91

3) nicolah

4) krispool

5) Anniesmum


Congratulations to you all, I'll post the tickets out to you today.


And many thanks to all of you who entered.

Claire

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Halloween Twitter Contest

Posted: 25th October 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Claire S

Hi Everyone

 

With Halloween just around the corner, we’re getting excited about goblins, ghouls and trick-or-treating! The DaisyTrail team has been reminiscing about some of our favorite Halloween memories lately, and we want to hear yours too. So, to get those memories flowing, and in celebration of the upcoming holiday, we’re hosting a contest on Twitter this week and will be giving away two copies of Digikit Collection 5.

 

To enter: Simply follow us on Twitter (@daisytrail) and share your most spook-tacular, scrap-worthy Halloween memories throughout this week. Please tag your tweet with #hallowscrap to be entered in the prize drawing.

 

Winners: We’ll randomly select two winners. The first will be announced on Wednesday (Oct. 27) and the second on Friday (Oct. 29).

 

Good luck!

 

Thanks

 

Claire

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Thanksgiving 2010 - New Free Kit

Posted: 25th October 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Claire S

Hi Everyone

We've made another free kit for you. Thanksgiving 2010 is now available on the free stuff page.

Thanks

Claire

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Happy 2nd Birthday DaisyTrail!

Posted: 21st October 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Claire S

Hi everyone,


This time 2 years ago we launched this scrapbooking site. Little did we know how popular it would become, or that so many of you would help us create such an amazing community.


Member Awards

To mark the occasion, we’ve recognised the efforts of some of our members and we’ve created the inaugural DaisyTrail Birthday Awards! We've decided to give awards to six valued and talented members – for the list of winners, check out our birthday page.

We hope you'll join us in congratulating the winners, we are sure you'll agree that the community would be lost without every one of them.


Free T-Shirt
We wanted to do something special for all of our members, so we’re giving all of you the chance to get a free DaisyTrail T-shirt with every order placed in the shop over £10/$15. It was exclusively designed for us by NorfolkBroad; we’ve only had a limited number made so get yours before we run out!


All you need to do to get your T-shirt is head on over to the shop, choose anything you like from our lovely selection of goodies, and then add them to your basket. Enter the code TSHIRT (UK) or TSHIRT1 (US) in the Gift Voucher box on the basket page. We’ve also added lots of new kits to the shop so why not start shopping now!

 

T-shirts are medium 38-40" we do have some larger and smaller sizes available so if you'd like one of those instead, let me know.


The voucher expires on Friday 29th October at 11pm BST, so make sure you order before then!


We hope you really enjoy your new purchases and join us in celebrating a fantastic 2 years so far – here’s hoping for many more to come!


Thanks!
Claire


Note: There is a minimum spend of £10/$15 to use your voucher, and you must enter your card details on checkout in order to verify the transaction. You can only use the voucher code once. Voucher expires 29/10/10 at 11pm BST.

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New free kit!

Posted: 14th October 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: Claire S

Hi Everyone,

DaisyTrail's next free kit has just gone live – you can find 'Happy Halloween 2010' in the 'Free Stuff' section.

Looking forward to seeing your spooky designs!

Enjoy,

Claire

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Contact details while I'm away

Posted: 5th October 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

As you know, I'm off getting married this week, and today was my last day in the office. I will be back on the 27th October.

 

In the meantime, please contact any of the MODs during my absence, and if there's a query you need answering by one of the DaisyTrail staff, you can contact Claire S.

 

Thanks!

Jo

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UK members: Hobbycrafts competition!

Posted: 5th October 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hey guys,

 

It's that time of year again - Hobbycrafts is 4-7th November at the NEC in Birmingham, and we have 5 pairs of tickets to give away.

 

To win a pair, design us a scrapbook about September. What did you get up to? Any favourite pictures from the month? Show us!

 

Your page needs to be designed in Digital Scrapbook Artist (any version) and 12 x 12.

 

You can enter using the Challenge page. One entry per person.

Closing date is Friday 22nd October. Claire will announce the winner on Monday 25th October.

 

Good luck!

Thanks,

Jo

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Congratulations NorfolkBroad!

Posted: 5th October 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hey everyone,

 

We have chosen our winner of the DaisyTrail T-shirt contest: Norfolkbroad!

We love the design and think it will look great on the DaisyTrail t-shirt.

 

Watch this space for birthday news!

 

Thanks to everyone who entered, we were so impressed with all of your entries!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Design us a T-Shirt!

Posted: 29th September 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hey guys,

It's DaisyTrail's 2nd birthday next month and we're busy planning a few activities to celebrate - and we need your help! We would like you to design us the front of a T-Shirt! We will choose the best design to be printed on some T-shirts we'll be giving away next month!

The criteria:

- Your design must be high resolution (including any graphics/images). If you're using DaisyTrail digikits, these are all high resolution so will be fine.

- Create your design on a 12 x 12 page, upload it to DaisyTrail and add it to the T-Shirt challenge (click 'Share this Scrapbook' on the right of your page, and find the T-Shirt challenge on the drop down. Click 'Enter Challenge').

- We want the page to be generic for DaisyTrail - not containing anything about our birthday.

- Here's an example of the T-Shirt we had made for Serif not long ago: http://www.serif.com/TigerTshirt/

- I have put a few DaisyTrail logos on my profile in the 'Images' section. Feel free to use these!

- You cannot use any images from the web or any that you do not have copyright for.

THE DEADLINE IS MONDAY 4TH OCTOBER.
The winner will be decided on Tuesday and notified by email.

Any questions, please ask.

Thanks! Enjoy!
Jo

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Polite reminder - please read

Posted: 7th September 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

As the site gets bigger we're having a fantastic selection of pages uploaded every day, and it's brilliant to see.

 

I just wanted to remind you that DaisyTrail is a public site - anyone that visits can view your scrapbooks if they are set to 'public', even if they aren't a member. So as always, be careful about what scrapbooks you post. If your work contains images that you don't want everyone to be able to see, please set the privacy settings to 'friends only'. You can invite friends and family to view your work this way without it being in the public domain.

 

Thanks,

Jo

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For all our American friends: Happy Labor Day!

Posted: 1st September 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

DaisyTrail wants to wish all our American friends across the pond a Happy Labor Day! To celebrate, we're offering 10% off all our American themed kits. You can find these on the shop.

 

We'd love to see all your scrapbooks!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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WOW! 40,000 members! Let's celebrate!

Posted: 18th August 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

We have exciting news!

Our little scrapbooking community is not so little anymore, having just reached 40,000 members!

To celebrate, we’re giving every single one of you a £5/$10 voucher to spend in the shop – and we’ve added lots of new stuff including the new range of beautiful kits by American Crafts™.

To use your voucher, go to the Shop, choose anything you like from our lovely selection of goodies, and then go to the checkout. Type the voucher code 40Thousand into the voucher code box and click to add it, then checkout as normal. The voucher expires next Friday (27th) at 11pm BST, so make sure you order before then!

We hope you really enjoy your new purchases and join us in celebrating our growing community!

Thanks!
Jo

Note: There is a minimum spend of £10/$20 to use your voucher, and you must enter your card details on checkout in order to verify the transaction. You can only use the voucher code once.

 

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American Crafts challenge WINNER!

Posted: 16th August 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Congratulations to Auntie Monster, whose entry has been chosen by a panel of designers at American Crafts as the winner of the challenge.

 

Well done!

 

American Crafts said:

"I had a panel of designers look at the layouts, and although they were all very good, they finally settled on “Auntie Monster" as the winner."

 

Thank you for everyone that entered, all of the entries were brilliant.

 

Many thanks,

Jo

 

 

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American Craft challenge now closed!

Posted: 16th August 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi guys,

 

The American Crafts challenge is now closed - stay tuned as American Crafts decide the winner! We hope to announce the winner by Wednesday.

 

Thanks!

Jo

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American Crafts challenge ends Sunday!

Posted: 11th August 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

Just a reminder that you have 4 days left to get your challenge entries in. Click here to read the rules and entry guidelines.

 

Looking forward to seeing your scrapbooks!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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American Crafts Competition!

Posted: 4th August 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

To celebrate the launch of our American Crafts digikit range, we are running a competition from today! All you have to do is design a scrapbook with the following criteria:

  1. It must be 12” x 12”.
  2. You must use at least one American Crafts kit sold on the DaisyTrail shop to design it (no other kits permitted).
  3. You must use Digital Scrapbook Artist to design your page (any version) and upload your entry to DaisyTrail.
  4. Only one entry per person.
  5. Closing date is Sunday 15th August, 11pm BST.

Your scrapbook can be on any topic, it’s up to you to be as creative as you can be!


THE PRIZE!

You can win this gorgeous materials pack from American Crafts:


 

 

PLUS – you’ll also get an exclusive pre-release copy of the six digikits in the ‘Backyard’ range! Here they are:



It’s time to get crafting!


TO ENTER:

  1. Design your page and upload it to DaisyTrail.
  2. On the right hand side of your scrapbook, you’ll see the ‘Share’ button. Click this and at the bottom you’ll see a drop-down entitled ‘Challenges’.
  3. Once the challenge is opened, you’ll see ‘American Crafts’ listed – add your page to this challenge by clicking ‘Enter Challenge’.
  4. There is only one entry per person and your first entry will be counted, so please don’t try to enter more than once.
  5. Any entries submitted after the closing time will not be entered into the competition.
  6. Winners will be chosen by American Crafts and announced by 26/08/10.
  7. Our decision is final.


Any questions, just ask!

Thanks,

Jo

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Welcome to American Crafts!

Posted: 2nd August 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Today we have launched a range of American Crafts digikits! There's 32 in total, spanning across 6 ranges so there's something for everyone!

 

The first 50 orders will receive a free materials kits full of 12 x 12 papers, embellishments and rub-ons/stickers so place your order now before it's too late!

 

We will be launching an American Crafts competition on Wednesday, so make sure you keep an eye on the blog so you can enter!

 

We hope you like them!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Summer Special Offers!

Posted: 29th July 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi guys,

 

Well summer is officially here, so we thought we'd treat you with a couple of special offers. You'll find them on the shop home page.

 

You can get:

- DSA 2 + Digikit Collection 2 for £29.99/$49.99

- Digikit Collections 3, 4 and 5 for £39.99/$59.99

- 3 Font Collections for £19.99/$29.99

 

Grab a bargain now before the offer ends!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Case studies

Posted: 21st July 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

We are always looking to promote DT and DSA when we can, and are looking for case studies to use in our outreach.

 

Have any of you had a career change after discovering DSA, or set up your own business?

 

Please email me if you do: jprior@daisytrail.com.

 

Thanks!

Jo

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3 new kits from Karen!

Posted: 20th July 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

We have just added 3 new kits from Kreative Designs by Karen to the DaisyTrail shop:

 

- From This Day Forward

- Luscious

- My Girl

 

We love them and think you will too!

 

thanks,

Jo

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Exciting news: DaisyTrail & American Crafts

Posted: 16th July 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone!

 

We have some really exciting news to share with you: DaisyTrail has formed a partnership with American Crafts, and will shortly be selling 50 American Crafts digikits!!

 

You might be familiar with the American Crafts brand from stores like Hobbycrafts and The Range in the UK, and Michael's and Jo-Ann's in the US. They are a huge global brand and we are absolutely thrilled to be bringing you such an exciting range of kits.

 

Work is currently underway to get everything ready for you - so watch this space!

 

Alongside the launch we will be running a contest, judged by American Crafts, so make sure you don't miss out!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Hello new members!

Posted: 5th July 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Good morning everyone!

 

What a fantastic weekend! DSA did so well on Create & Craft and we couldn't be more pleased - Michelle was absolutely fantastic.

 

Thank you to all who tuned in and offered your support, we are so pleased you love DSA as much as we do.

 

And WELCOME to all of our new members - it's great to see some new faces and we're looking forward to seeing all your designs.

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Two new Karen kits!

Posted: 28th June 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

This morning we bring you two new Karen kits!

 

Chocolime Fantasy and A Whisper of Spring are a must-have for your collection!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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DaisyTrail Help - LIVE CHAT!

Posted: 23rd June 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi guys,

 

We've got some news to share - DaisyTrail now has a live chat feature. This links directly to our customer support team and will enable you to talk to an agent to try and solve your issue.

 

Please bear in mind, if your query relates to Digital Scrapbook Artist, you will be referred to the technical helpdesk for assistance. The live chat feature is for DaisyTrail queries only.

 

It is also worth mentioning that we will only have one or two agents online at any one time, so please don't inundate them with queries that have already been answered on the forums.

 

You will be able to chat to an agent when the 'Live Chat Online' image is green. If it says 'Live Chat Offline' there are no agents to take your query, so please contact customer support as normal via email.

 

Many thanks, and enjoy!

Jo

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New kits: Picnic in the Park & Star Spangled Banner!

Posted: 9th June 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone!

 

Check out our new kit on the Shop - Picnic in the Park, it's just lovely Laughing

 

We've also just added Star Spangled Banner for you - perfect for capturing your 4th July celebrations!

 

Hope you like it!

Jo

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DSA2 patch: UPDATE 3pm

Posted: 7th June 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Dear All.

Serif (Europe) Ltd. is announcing the release of a patch for Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 (build number 2.0.3.018).

The main purpose of the patch is to resolve an issue which arose in Scrapbook 2.0.2, for which we apologise.

  • Crash when printing a document that includes a clip/crop

As well as all the issues fixed in the 2.0.2 patch already announced

We would recommend that ALL users of Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 English download and install this patch. Serif recommend that patching should be done within the program, by using the "Check for update from web" option in the Help Menu. This will always get any available patch for your version of Serif software (CD or download) and install it too. The downloads page www.serif.com/downloads.asp has the patch also, which is 8.42 MB. The patch for the download DSA 2 is the same as for the CD version, but this patch is NOT suitable for the free compact version.


Helpfully the software checks for updates the first time it runs, so for those yet to install a CD, the latest patch will be found on first use.

To work out if you need this patch choose "About Digital Scrapbook Artist" in the help menu. If the version number in grey at the bottom is 2,0,2,17 or less (and you are running the English version) then you need this patch.

Technical Info:

File name: SCRAPBOOK1033_2.0.3.018_Patch-Setup.exe
Size: 8.42 MB (8,836,432 bytes)
Digital Signature: Confirmed
Sig Date/Time: ‎07 June 2010 10:32:21
MD5: D70F179CD4A418247526361ABF7C8208
Removable: Yes

[EDIT]
Note: a version of this patch was released on 4th June till 7th June which did not patch SerifPhotoLabU.dll correctly, if you patched from 2.0.1 . The patch released at 14:30 on 7th June does not have this problem. See this post for instructions on how to remove the first 2.0.3 patch if you think you are affected.
[/EDIT]

 

Serif QA team

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DSA2 patch: PLEASE READ

Posted: 7th June 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,


I am so sorry you were all having issues with DSA 2 and the new patch over the weekend. We were aware of the printing problems with the first patch, and wanted to get that fixed as soon as possible but failed to find the other issues you have experienced when testing.


We have found that there is a problem applying the 2.0.3 patch on top of the 2.0.1 patch that was not found prior to release.

 

We are working to find the cause of the problem with the patch and release a fixed version, but in the meantime you can resolve this issue by applying the 2.0.2 patch before applying 2.0.3. If you have already applied the 2.0.3 patch, you can remove it by following these steps:

 

Windows XP:

1. Go to 'Add/Remove Programs'.

2. At the top of the dialog (next to the 'Sort By' dropdown) there is a checkbox labelled 'Show Updates'.

3. Put a tick in the 'Show Updates' checkbox to show installed updates alongside the application.

4. Along with the entry for DSA2 you will now see the 2.0.3 patch, click on it and then click Remove to uninstall the patch.

 

Windows Vista/7:

1. Go to 'Programs and Features'.

2. Along the left of the dialog there are various options (Control Panel Home, etc).

3. Select 'View installed updates'. The contents of the dialog will change.

4. Find the 2.0.3 patch for DSA2 in the list, click on it and then and click Uninstall at the top of the window to uninstall the patch.

 

Now apply the 2.0.2 patch from here:

http://dl.serif.com/Patches/Scrapbook/2/SCRAPBOOK1033_2.0.2.017_Patch-Setup.exe

 

Then apply the 2.0.3 patch from here:

http://dl.serif.com/Patches/Scrapbook/2/SCRAPBOOK1033_2.0.3.018_Patch-Setup.exe


I appreciate this isn't an ideal solution - but we are working to get a new patch to you as soon as possible.

Thanks,

Jo

 

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The long-awaited DSA2 patch is here!

Posted: 3rd June 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

Head over to serif.com to get the Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 patch.

 

Thanks!

Jo

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New member of the DaisyTrail team!

Posted: 2nd June 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

We have some team news for you - Dave has gone off on his travels to visit India, so you won't be seeing him around on the forums anymore Cry

 

But in good news, Pete is our new member of the team! You should see Pete start to post on the forums soon - be nice, he's still fairly new!

 

His username is PWarnes.

 

Hope you'll join us in welcoming him to the team.

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Holiday weekend

Posted: 28th May 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi guys,

 

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend - it is a bank holiday here on Monday, and it's Memorial Day in the US so hopefully we will all have some nice weather. (We can hope!)

 

DaisyTrail staff won't be around until Tuesday so if you have any issues we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

 

Thanks, and have fun!

Jo

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New free kit: American Holidays!

Posted: 27th May 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hey everyone,

 

DaisyTrail's next free kit has just gone live - you'll find it on the Free Stuff page.

 

Enjoy!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Review your digikits!

Posted: 24th May 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

If you've recently made a purchase of a digikit, we want to know what you think about it!

 

You can review the kit by going to the shop, finding your kit and clicking the 'Add a Review' button (about half way down the page).

 

Your reviews will help other people decide what to buy, so please be truthful!

 

Many thanks,

Jo

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30,000 members!

Posted: 21st May 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hey everyone,

 

Fantastic news this week - we've hit another massive milestone: 30,000 members!

 

A lot of the reason for the growth is our regular members and mods. Without you all, the site wouldn't be such a friendly, knowledgeable place to find friendship and guidance.

 

So from everyone here at DaisyTrail, a massive thank you for helping us reach so many members!

 

We hope you are all enjoying the site and continue to keep coming back.

 

Many thanks,

Jo

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New DaisyTrail kit: Moonlight Forest

Posted: 12th May 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hey everyone,

 

A quick note to say we've got a brand new DaisyTrail kit in the Shop today - Moonlight Forest. I absolutely love this kit, in fact, think I might make something with it now Laughing

 

Get it before the sale ends!!

 

Thanks!

Jo

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DaisyTrail 20% off shop sale!

Posted: 10th May 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Good morning everyone,

 

We have great news this morning - we have decided to hold a 20% off everything sale on the DaisyTrail shop! The sale will start today at 9.30am GMT, and it will end on Sunday 16th May at 11.30pm GMT.

 

So if there's something you've been wanting to buy for a while, it's time to treat yourself :)

 

Thanks, and happy shopping!

Jo

 

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Video Tutorials: ask and you shall receive!

Posted: 6th May 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

Great news - I've designed a quick page with all the tutorials on as an interim solution. It's not pretty but I think it does the job!

 

I will of course update it as and when we get new videos in, and you'll be pleased to see that our lovely Melinda features at the bottom - all of her videos from YouTube are linked.

 

You'll find the Tutorials page here, and Dave will be linking to this from the Community page shortly.

 

Hope that helps for now!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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*Twitter deal week!*

Posted: 4th May 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone!

 

Sorry for the late notice on this one - in the UK we had a bank holiday yesterday so we weren't in the office.

 

In exciting news, our Twitter team are running a deal week especially for all our Twitter fans. You can enter contests to win prizes like Digikit Collections or copies of DSA 2 and there'll also be money off vouchers for everyone to spend on the DaisyTrail store.

 

This is open to everyone, no exceptions - the only criteria is that you are on Twitter! (I know some of you might not want to join Twitter, but this is a Twitter-only contest. We will run other contests at various points throughout the year). Remember Twitter is free!

 

So if you are on Twitter and want to enter our contests or get some money off, click here to go to our DaisyTrail Twitter page - you'll find all the details there.

 

Thanks,

Jo

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DSA 2 receives more great reviews!

Posted: 27th April 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 has received two back-to-back reviews from the guys at www.CraftCritique.com. The editors on the website thought it would be beneficial for their readers if a novice and an experienced scrapbooker both tested and wrote about DSA 2.


You can read both of the reviews here.


Thanks!

Jo

 

 

 

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*DSA 2 crashing problems* - please read!

Posted: 22nd April 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

There's been quite a lot of activity on these forums lately regarding DSA 2 crashing, mainly with regards to the PhotoLab and Cutout Studio.

I just wanted to let you know we have been working on finding a solution to this for some time now, and are getting closer to creating a patch. We are hoping to have a patch to you in about 4 weeks time. This might be more or less depending on how the testing process goes.

I appreciate that a lot of you can't use some of the features in DSA 2 at the minute, and we apologise for that - hopefully this patch will solve these issues and you can get back to creating your lovely designs. Please bear with us!

Many thanks,
Jo

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Photobooks and materials free kits

Posted: 19th April 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

We have replaced the Materials and Photobooks digikits on the Free Stuff page today, so if you've been having some trouble using these, please redownload them and delete the old ones.

 

You can use all of the free kits, without exception, with DSA 1, 2 or Compact.

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Planned Maintenance on DaisyTrail Sunday 11th April 2010

Posted: 8th April 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

We are planning some changes to our servers and web services on Sunday morning (GMT) and for most of Sunday daytime (11th April).


As a result it will not be possible to access the DaisyTrail shop or create a new account.

 

Hopefully most of you won't be affected by this, but if you are, please bear with us.

 

Many thanks,

Jo

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Tutorials - update

Posted: 6th April 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

Thank you all for waiting so patiently over the last couple of months. Ash and I were very conscious that some more video tutorials were needed, but were struggling to find the time to make them. So we have enlisted the help of Melinda (Love My Zombie), and she will be creating various tutorials for us over the next couple of months.

 

We have four so far for you to watch:

 

DSA 2 - Brushes

DSA 2 - Creating Frames

DSA 2 - Color Palette Designer

DSA 2 - Digikit Creator

 

We hope you like them! Watch this space for more Laughing

 

Thanks,

Jo

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DSA 2 receives fantastic review!

Posted: 24th March 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

We’re pleased to share a very positive review of DSA 2 from Mary Rose Maguire on ScrapShot.com. 

 

I met Mary Rose at CHA last year, and she is lovely! We're thrilled with the review and glad Mary Rose liked the software so much!

 

You will find the review online here.

 

Thanks!

Jo

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New free kit - Easter!

Posted: 11th March 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

We have just put up a new free kit for you - Easter 2010.

 

Easter free kit! 

 

This is actually quite a large free kit so we hope you like it. It's also a taster of our next full digikit on the DaisyTrail shop - Spring in Your Step. We're hoping to have this on the shop in the next couple of weeks.

 

Enjoy!

Thanks,

Jo

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Changes to DaisyTrail

Posted: 1st March 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hello again,

 

I just wanted to make you aware of a couple of changes we've put in place on DaisyTrail.

 

First, we've changed the Forums page to display the top 15 recent posts, the author and last person to comment on that post. Hopefully this will help you find your way around the forums more easily for now. We are still hoping to make a few more changes later this year so watch this space!

 

The other change is to the Free Stuff page - we've made it a lot more user friendly!

 

I hope you like these changes - we are keen to make DaisyTrail as easy as possible to use so you all keep coming back!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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National Craft Month!

Posted: 1st March 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone!

 

Today marks the start of National Craft Month!

 

To celebrate, I'd like to see as many of you as possible crafting outside your comfort zone! Try another craft and upload the pictures of it! Let's see some cards, hybrid projects and homemade jewellery!

 

Happy crafting Laughing

 

Jo

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20,000 MEMBERS!

Posted: 19th February 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

WOW! What a start to the year - DaisyTrail has reached over 20,000 members!

We are absolutely thrilled that so many of you have chosen to join us, and we hope you keep coming back! 

As a thank you to everyone, we have sent you all a voucher to spend in the DaisyTrail shop - so check your email inbox!

 

To get the discount in the shop, type the code TWENTYTHOUSAND into the Gift Voucher space on checkout, and click 'Add Voucher'. 


If you are in the US, you will get $10 off when you spend $20. If you are in the UK, you will get £5 off when you spend £10.

 

If anyone doesn't receive the email and think you should have, please send me a personal message (new messages on the blog don't get flagged up to me) and I will look into it for you.

Thanks,

Jo

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CHA Show video!

Posted: 19th February 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

While I was at the CHA Show, I did a quick video interview with the lovely Stacy and Cindy from Scrapbook Dimensions about the new features of DSA 2. You can watch it here.

Thanks!

Jo

 

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Serif at the CHA show!

Posted: 8th January 2010   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Morning everyone,

 

A team from Serif will be attending the CHA Show in Anaheim this month - including me! The show runs from 21st to the 27th January, with the first two days being the Craft SuperShow (for everyone) and the last four days are the Winter Show (trade show - for retailers, distributors and manufacturers).

 

Will anyone be attending either show? The Serif booth is 701 for the SuperShow and 1766 for the Winter Show, so make sure you come and say hi!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Merry Christmas everyone!

Posted: 23rd December 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Merry Christmas from the whole team at DaisyTrail, and a Happy New Year!

 

We hope you have all had a fantastic 2009 and are looking forward to 2010.

 

Just a quick note about the Christmas holidays - there isn't many of us in, but we will be checking the forums most days to make sure everything's ok. Our customer support team will still be here with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day, so if you have any problems, please contact them using the 'Help' button above. There's a 'Contact Us' button on that page.

 

Have a good break!

Speak to you all in the New Year,

Jo

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Get scrapping and win!

Posted: 2nd December 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior
Hi everyone,

 

This is from our US team who run the DSA Facebook page - get scrapping and win prizes!!....

From now until mid-January, we invite you to create and submit new avatars for our Facebook page. We’ll choose our favorites and post them as our fan page image for a week each throughout December and January. Of course the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without some presents, so if your design is selected, you’ll also receive a $10/£10 gift certificate to the DaisyTrail shop!

Here are the simple guidelines:

- You must use either Digital Scrapbook Artist or DSA Compact to create your avatar
- Your design must mention both Serif and Digital Scrapbook Artist
- The design should incorporate a new year/2010 or seasonal theme
- You image must be a JPG, GIF or PNG file and not exceed 4MB (per Facebook’s limitations)

To enter, simply post your images as fan photos on the
Digital Scrapbook Artist fan page (you'll find an example already posted there). Feel free to write a caption telling us which version of DSA you used and sharing any details you’d like us to know about your avatar. We will select our favorites and let you know if your design is chosen.

We can’t wait to see what kind of fun and creative designs you come up with!

Happy scrapping,
The Serif team

 

Really hope you get involved and have a bit of fun with it - we'd love to see your designs on here too Smile
Any questions - just ask!
Thanks,
Jo
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Celebrate Christmas with a free DaisyTrail kit!

Posted: 2nd December 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Happy Christmas everyone from DaisyTrail - and here's your pressie from us: the Serif Christmas Card 2009 free kit!

 

Really hope you like it Laughing

 

Thanks!

Jo

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At the Zoo digikit!

Posted: 19th November 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Thanks to popular request, we now have an At the Zoo digikit available for purchase in the DaisyTrail shop.

 

Enjoy!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Sparkle Sky - new free kit

Posted: 13th November 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

Your next free kit is now live - Sparkle Sky. It's a really fun, bright kit - perfect to lighten these cold winter days!

 

You can get it from the 'Free Stuff' page - just click above.

Looking forward to seeing your scrapbooks!

Jo

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Hobbycrafts a huge success!

Posted: 9th November 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Good morning everyone,

 

Hope you all had a fab weekend.

I just wanted to let you know that the Hobbycrafts show was a huge success, we were really pleased that so many people already have Digital Scrapbook Artist and love it - we've already noticed a huge difference from last year's show. Quite a lot of people came over just to tell me how much they're enjoying using DSA which is really nice Laughing

 

We really enjoyed meeting everyone too, thank you NannyAnne for the cake! You all looked like you were having a great time.

 

Looking forward to seeing you at next year's show!

 

Jo

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Welcome to Kreative Designs by Karen!

Posted: 2nd November 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi guys,

 

Exciting news! We have just added two new kits to the Shop - one is called Ladies Night and it's the latest in the DaisyTrail series. The second kit is called Rustic Charm and it's by our much loved Harleygirl, aka Kreative Designs by Karen.

 

You can expect to see a few more kits from Karen in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out on the Shop!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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New free kit!

Posted: 27th October 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Well we do spoil you - two free kits in one week!

'Spooktacular' is now available on the 'Free Stuff' section.

 

Thanks,

Jo

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CONGRATULATIONS SUPER SCRAPPERS!

Posted: 22nd October 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

A HUGE congratulations to the winners of Serif Super Scrapper '09!

We have just announced the winners here.

In case you've forgotten, the prizes were as follows: 

 

Children's categories:

· 1st place: Nikon Coolpix S560 digital camera and Digital Scrapbook Artist prize pack, which includes the full version of Digital Scrapbook Artist, Serif GraphicsPad Tablet, Digikit Collection 3 and a $25* coupon code for the DaisyTrail Shop.

· 2nd place: Digital Scrapbook Artist prize pack, which includes the full version of Digital Scrapbook Artist, Digikit Collection 4 and a $20* coupon code for the DaisyTrail Shop.

 


Adult Categories:

· 1st place: $250* Amazon gift card and Digital Scrapbook Artist prize pack, which includes the full version of Digital Scrapbook Artist, Serif GraphicsPad Tablet, Digikit Collection 3 and a $25* coupon code for the DaisyTrail Shop.

· 2nd place: $100* Amazon gift card and Digital Scrapbook Artist prize pack, which includes the full version of Digital Scrapbook Artist, Digikit Collection 4 and a $15* coupon code for the DaisyTrail Shop

 

Everyone here at DaisyTrail and all the judges cannot praise all the entries enough, it was so hard to judge! There were over 200 entries in the end!

 

A special congratulations goes to Jennifer00000 and her family - not only did Jennifer win the 2nd place prize in the Adult Beginner category, but her two daughters both won the Under-11 and 12-13 categories!!! A family of scrappers Laughing 

 

WELL DONE to everyone!

 

Better get practicing for Super Scrapper 2010!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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VOTING IS REOPENED FOR SUPER SCRAPPER

Posted: 14th October 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

Unfortunately we had some database issues yesterday and this morning, so that's the reason your votes weren't registering properly.

 

We have now cleared all of the love its and reopened the voting, so make sure you vote for your favourite.

 

I should have explained yesterday a bit more about the semi-finalists. Ash and I wittled the numbers down to 20 in each category, and then our 3 judges chose their favourite 10 to put through as semi-finalists in each category group.

 

For the children's categories, there were less than 10 entries, so they have gone straight to the public vote.

 

The last thing for me to say is that all 5 judges were so impressed with the fantastic quality and standard of scrapbooks uploaded for the contest - you have all done yourselves proud. Please don't be too disheartened if you haven't got through to the semi-final - and remember to vote for your favourite in each category!

 

Click here to vote!

 

Voting ends on 20th October!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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The voting is open for Super Scrapper!

Posted: 13th October 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

The Super Scrapper semi-finalists have now been announced!

 

To vote, go to this page and select your favourite from each category. You can vote for it by clicking 'Love it'. Please only vote for one scrapbook in each category.

 

Good luck everyone!

 

The voting closes on 20th October!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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10,000 members!

Posted: 6th October 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: ash

Hi everyone,

 

Well, it's a big day for us as we've just had out 10,000th member of DaisyTrail join us!  Hopefully you would have all received your email about it, but to celebrate for the next 10 days (until 16th October - which incidently is my birthdaySmile) we're giving all of you a £10/$15 voucher if you spend £20/$30 or more giving you the chance to top up your collection of kits for up to half price!

 

Just type in the voucher code TENTHOUSAND when you order to get your discount. 

 

I know I always say it, but I just have to thank all of you again for supprting us so enthusiastically.  It's always such a pleasure to log on and see what you're all up to - I just love it!

 

Thanks,

Ash

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4 days left to enter Super Scrapper!

Posted: 6th October 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

October is here and with it comes the end of the Serif Super Scrapper Contest! You have 4 days left to enter - the submission period will end on Saturday 10th October. We will announce the semi-finalists on Tuesday 13th October.

 

EXISTING ENTRANTS - Check your tags! If your tags are incorrect, you will NOT be entered into the contest.

Here's a reminder of what the tags are (in bold):

  • Children, aged* 11 and under - tag your scrapbook with SSS11
  • Children, ages* 12-13 - tag your scrapbook with SSS12-13
  • Teen, ages* 14-17 - tag your scrapbook with SSSTeen
  • Adult beginner (minimal scrapbooking experience) - tag your scrapbook with SSSBeg
  • Adult experienced (confident scrapbooker or more than 2 years experience) - tag your scrapbook with SSSExp

 * Age by the deadline.

Your tags must match these exactly (caps not necessary), or your entry will not show up in our search and you will not be entered into the contest.

Good luck!

 

Jo

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Recipe scrapbook?

Posted: 30th September 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

A bit of a call for help from the DaisyTrail team:

- Do any of you have a recipe scrapbook that you have made in DSA and wouldn't mind us using for marketing purposes? Or do any of you fancy making us one?

If you can help please let me know!

Thanks!
Jo

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HOBBYCRAFTS WINNERS!!!

Posted: 25th September 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Congratulations to all of the following, you have won a pair of Hobbycrafts tickets!

 

AJJordan, Starring, RhodieBev and Rosanne - you will each get a pair of tickets for making 2 beautiful scrapbooks for the contest – good work! 

 

Rainbow, Harleygirl and Nanny Anne - your designs were absolutely gorgeous, and combined with your constant encouragement and helpful advice to everyone on DaisyTrail, you all definitely deserve a pair of tickets each.

 

Last but not least, Supereve, Bulliehouse and Lynneyboo because your scrapbooks were inspired, creative and eye-catching. Well done!

 

Thank you to everyone that entered, I wish we could give everyone some tickets but unfortunately we don’t have enough.

 

For the winners – see you at the Show! Please send me your postal address to: jprior@daisytrail.com or via personal message. If for any reason you can’t use your tickets, please let us know so we can try and give someone else a chance to go.

 

You can still buy tickets at a cheaper rate on the ICHF website - £8.00 for adults, £7.00 for seniors.

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Two new kits in the Shop

Posted: 24th September 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

There are two more Paula Phillips kits in the Shop - Tweetle Dee and Spring A Ling. Both are beautiful, and would be perfect for scrapping your summer holiday photos Laughing

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Hobbycrafts competition: no more entries!

Posted: 22nd September 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Thank you to everyone that has entered to win Hobbycrafts tickets, we have had 19 beautiful scrapbooks uploaded.

 

The entry period has now finished so any further entries will not qualify for the competition.

 

We will announce the winners on Friday.

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Judges for Serif Super Scrapper announced!

Posted: 21st September 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hello everyone,

 

Just to let you know we have now announced the judges for the Serif Super Scrapper contest. You can see them here.

 

There's still almost 3 weeks left to enter the contest, so there's still plenty of time to get scrapping!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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UK DaisyTrail members: WIN! Hobbycrafts tickets!

Posted: 15th September 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

To celebrate our participation in this year's Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC in Birmingham (5-8 Nov), we have ten pairs of tickets to give away.

 

For your chance to win a pair, all you have to do is design a 12 x 12 scrapbook with the latest free kit (Summer Fun) and upload it on to DaisyTrail. You can use any software, including the free download of Digital Scrapbook Artist Compact. You have a week to get your entry in and we will announce the winners next Friday (25th).

 

The only condition is that you use Summer Fun and any of the standard content (like brushes and effects). You can use any of the tools too :)

 

Please tag your scrapbook with the word HOBBYCRAFTS for it to qualify for the contest. Our decision is final!

 

Good luck!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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Next free kit - Summer Fun - is here!

Posted: 15th September 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

Your next free kit has just been uploaded and is ready for you to use. It's called Summer Fun - we hope you have fun using it! You will find it on the 'Free Stuff' page.

 

Thanks,

Jo

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2 more Paula kits in the Shop!

Posted: 10th September 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Just to let you know that there are now two more Paula Phillips kits in the DaisyTrail Shop: Summer Sunrise and Good Times.

 

We hope you like them!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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SUPER SCRAPPER - ENTER NOW!

Posted: 8th September 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

We now have over 8000 people signed up to DaisyTrail, but less than 70 entries into Serif Super Scrapper '09!

 

So what are you waiting for? There are some fab prizes to win and all you have to do is design a scrapbook page on one of these themes: 

 

  1. What I did this summer’
  2. My hometown’
  3. My hero’
  4. When I grow up

 

We are especially lacking in entries for the teenage and children's categories, so make sure you spread the word to family, friends and colleagues!

 

Remember, to enter, just upload your scrapbook, then tag it with one of the following:

 

  • Children, aged* 11 and under - tag your scrapbook with SSS11
  • Children, ages* 12-13 - tag your scrapbook with SSS12-13
  • Teen, ages* 14-17 - tag your scrapbook with SSSTeen
  • Adult beginner (minimal scrapbooking experience) - tag your scrapbook with SSSBeg
  • Adult experienced (confident scrapbooker or more than 2 years experience) - tag your scrapbook with SSSExp
  •  

    It is also helpful to mention which category you are entering.

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    Welcome to Wendy Irving!

    Posted: 4th September 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Hi everyone,

     

    Just to let you know we now have two Wendy Irving kits for sale on the Shop. Wendy is a designer from Australia who's been crafting for many years. We hope you like her kits!

     

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    Serif Super Scrapper '09!

    Posted: 3rd September 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Hello! 

    Just a reminder to everyone that to enter the contest you must tag your scrapbook with one of the following (depending on which category you enter)...

    • Children, aged* 11 and under - tag your scrapbook with SSS11
    • Children, ages* 12-13 - tag your scrapbook with SSS12-13
    • Teen, ages* 14-17 - tag your scrapbook with SSSTeen
    • Adult beginner (minimal scrapbooking experience) - tag your scrapbook with SSSBeg
    • Adult experienced (confident scrapbooker or more than 2 years experience) - tag your scrapbook with SSSExp

    * Age by the deadline. Please note parental consent is required for entrants under 13 and finished designs must be uploaded by a parent or guardian.

    We cannot edit your tags - you will need to do this yourself to enter.

     

    One final thing - there seems to be lots of entries into the Adult Beginner category - please be honest!! If you have more than 2 years experience, you should be in the 'Expert' category!

     

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    THE WAIT IS OVER!

    Posted: 24th August 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    The free upgrade to Digital Scrapbook Artist is now available exclusively to DaisyTrail members and you can get it from the 'Free Stuff' page. We hope you like it!

     

    In other very exciting news, today we have released Digital Scrapbook Artist Compact, a free version of DSA, which is available to download now. The other great thing is that it's not a trial and will work forever! Let's hope more and more people get scrapping with DSA Smile Please note this will not work if you already have DSA installed!

     

    And the final piece of fabulous news: Enter Serif Super Scrapper '09! We've launched an international competition today to get everyone scrapbooking. There's great prizes and it's free to enter, so what are you waiting for? You can read more information about it here.

     

    That's it for now!

     

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    Community is growing!

    Posted: 13th August 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Just to let you know that the community is still growing at a fantastic pace - we now have over 6,000 people signed up!

     

    Welcome to all the new members, and thanks to all the regular members that help to make the site so fun and inviting.

     

    There's some really excellent scrapbooks being uploaded lately so keep up the good work!

     

    Thanks everyone,

    Jo

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    Newsletter now available online!

    Posted: 22nd July 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    As requested, the newsletter is now available online.

     

    It's not as pretty as the email but we can't have everything  Wink Hope you enjoy reading it!

     

    I will post it online every month from now on.

     

    Click here to view it.

     

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    July Newsletter

    Posted: 21st July 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Check your inboxes! The July newsletter should have arrived Laughing

    I'm hoping to get it up on the site later today (with Dave's help!) so I'll let you know when we've managed to do it!

     

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    2 new kits in the shop!

    Posted: 17th July 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Hi everyone,

     

    Just to let you know we now have 2 more Paula Phillips kits for sale in the Shop: "Cocoa Latte" and "Country Cousins".

     

    Hope you like them! :)

     

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    New free Independence Day digikit!!

    Posted: 2nd July 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: davedx

    Hi everyone,

     

    GREAT news: your next free kit is now live on the site!

    This time we've gone for a US Independence Day themed kit - just in time for the weekend! Just click on 'Free Stuff'.

     

    Don't worry though everyone that's not in the US - you should find enough items in the kit that you can use for other layouts :)

     

    Hope you like it! Post your scrapbooks up this weekend - we'd love to see them!

     

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    The shop is live!

    Posted: 29th June 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Exciting news! The shop that you've all waited so patiently for is now live. 

    Not only are there 7 more kits in addition to the 40 you might already have, but we'll also be adding new kits over the next few weeks.

    If you've already got some of the kits, why not post a review up to help everyone else who's thinking of buying them?

    So what are you waiting for? Go and have a browse!! - Just click on 'Shop' from the main nav.

    Thanks,
    Jo

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    DSA Upgrade news

    Posted: 22nd June 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Hi All,

    As I've mentioned on a number of threads now we had a free upgrade for DSA (to what we'll call version 1.5) at the end of June. Unfortunately I have some bad news as we're having to delay this by 8 weeks so we're now aiming for the end of August.

    I know that seems like a long time, but you have a lot to look forward to. Here is a list of the main enhancements you will get:

    1. New Digikit manager (replacing the content pack manager). This will enable you to search all your kits at once using your own keywords (like "Ribbon" for example) and be able to search by category, style or colour. You will also be able to see any items which are available as free downloads or are available to buy from DaisyTrail when you search.

    2. New Digikit Creator. This will enable you to create your own kits from items you have downloaded from other sites or created yourself. This will include organising items into embellishements, backgrounds, materials, etc. You will even be able to create your own intelligent frames (so your photos will snap to fit like frames in DaisyTrail kits behave) and alphabets (so if you have an alphabet from another site you can tell DSA what letter is what so you can type in whole titles).

    3. Drag objects into the tabs on the left. If you have created an item that you may want to use many times in your layout you will be able to drag it into the one of the tabs (like embellisments for example) and can then drag it back out as many times as you like.

    4. Format painter. If you have formatted an object in a particular way (for example applied a shadow to it) and want another object to have exactly the same shadow, you can copy that from one object to another with just a couple of clicks.

    5. Different functionality of the scissor tool. As many of you have noticed when you use the scissor tool on a material or photo that object behaves differently then it did before you cut it (the photo adjustments and other functionality doesn't work in the same way). This has now been fixed.

    6. If you want to email a page to someone DSA will automatically convert it into a JPEG or PDF format before you send it.

    7. We have a new quick shape of a curly edge frame which is very popular in scrapbooking.

    8. You will be able to change the colour of photo brushes (for example stitches) which you couldn't do before.

    9. There will be a new online tab which will give live feeds of new videos or other news from DaisyTrail.

    10. You can use the graduated fills to tint photos/objects - so a photo could be tinted from blue to red for example.


    I have been asked about when I'll do more videos and I have bene waiting for this latest release (as many videos will need to be redone, especially as the Digikit manager is changing so significantly). I promise when we launch this update I will have done many new videos which we'll make live at the same time.

    Thanks for your continued support,

    Ash

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    Exciting DaisyTrail shop news!

    Posted: 10th June 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Hi everyone,

     

    Great news - we are just finalising changes to the new DaisyTrail shop and will be beta testing in the next couple of weeks!!

     

    Our plan is to launch the shop on Monday 29th June!

    Hope you're all looking forward to it!

     

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    Congratulations Injunlady!

    Posted: 9th June 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Congratulations to this month's Scrap Page Challenge winner: Injunlady!

    Her 'When I was Young' layout received the most votes from everyone and is a worthy winner, I think you'll agree. 

     

    Injunlady has won a copy of Digikit Collection 4.

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    Last day to enter the contest!

    Posted: 26th May 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Today is your last day to enter the 'When I was young' May contest. We will announce the winner in next week's DaisyTrail newsletter (Friday 5th June).

     

    Good luck!

     

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    Brand new free kit!

    Posted: 18th May 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    You can now download a brand new free digikit!

    It's a Fishing kit, perfect for making a Fathers Day card or scrapbook! We hope you like it Laughing

    To download the kit, just click on 'Free Stuff'.

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    Digikit 4 will be here on Monday!

    Posted: 13th May 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Thank you to everyone who has waited so patiently for DaisyTrail Digikit Collection 4! We are thrilled to tell you that you can order your copy on Monday (18th May).

     

    For those that aren't sure whether they want to order it or not, here's a sneak preview of what you can look forward to:

    At The Farm  Camping

    Graduation  Haberdashery

    Home Sweet Home  Neon Gossip

    Paper Town  Robot Rust

    Toybox  Wedded Bliss

    DaisyTrail Digikit Collection 4 can be yours for £29.99/$39.95 and you can order it from Monday.

     

    Thanks,

    Jo

     

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    Digital Scrapbook Artist on facebook!

    Posted: 11th May 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Digital Scrapbook Artist now has its own profile on Facebook! You can check it out here.

    Become a fan for regular updates, news and more!

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    Win the brand new Digikit Collection 4!

    Posted: 6th May 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Ali has announced the contest for May:

    Hi Guys

    The prize this month is a free copy of digikit pack 4 - wow this has not even been released yet.
    Thanks again daisytrail team. Your support is very much apreciated.

    So to the challenge.

    Title/theme :- when I was young
    Limitations :- Page MUST include at least 2 photos
    Deadline - 26th May, winner announced in the DaisyTrail newsletter

    Thanks for the interest in last months challenge and as always please feel free to send me suggestions.

    Good Luck and happy scrapping.

    Ali

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    Free Photobook digikit coming soon!

    Posted: 29th April 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News, Product previews and overviews   By: joprior

    As some of you have already discovered, we are releasing a free photobook digikit in the next week or so. The kit makes it simple to display your photographs in seconds! Here's a quick video to whet your appetite for the download:

     

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    Spring is here!

    Posted: 8th April 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    The sun is beginning to shine Laughing Perhaps inspiration for some lovely scrapbooks?

     

    Many of you have already uploaded your Spring scrapbooks this week - but remember to join the Scrap Page Challenge group and submit your entry to the contest! 

     

    The theme is 'At This Time of Year' and the only requirement is that you have some journaling...

     

    You could win a FREE copy of Digikit Collection 3!

    Thanks!
    Jo

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    2nd DaisyTrail newsletter released

    Posted: 6th April 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Check your inboxes for the latest DaisyTrail newsletter!

     

    This month there's exciting news about a new competition, an Easter card tutorial and our favourite scrapbook of the month, plus loads more!

     

    Make sure you join the Scrap Page Challenge group and take part in our monthly contest - with prizes to be won!

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    Vote now!!

    Posted: 2nd April 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    The March Scrap Page Challenge is now over, so it's time to vote for your winner!

     

    Click here to register your vote.

     

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    Free Easter Kit now available!

    Posted: 31st March 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Great news! In plenty of time for Easter, we have designed and released a free kit for you to design all of your cards and scrapbooks with!

     

    To download it, just click on 'Free Stuff' at the top of the page.

     

    Enjoy!

    Thanks,
    Jo

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    New Mother's Day MiniKit available now!

    Posted: 13th March 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: ash

    Hi Everyone,

    Well, they're coming thick and fast at the moment - we've got yet another free kit for you to help you with your Mother's Day moments.  It's available now to download from our Free Stuff pages.

    Realise this is a little early for those of you in the US with Mother's Day on 10th May.  However, Mothering Sunday in the UK is just next week - the 22nd March.

     

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    The Photobooks Kit is here!

    Posted: 5th March 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    The wait is over, the Photobooks Kit is here! Click on Free Stuff to download yours now!

    We hope you like them!

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    Exciting news!

    Posted: 4th March 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    We have some exciting news! Thank you to everyone for so patiently waiting for the free Photobooks digikit, I am pleased to tell you that it will be online in the next week!

     

    As a special treat, we've decided to make up for the lack of free content in the last 2 months by giving you not just the Photobooks kit, but also a free Materials pack!

     

    You can get it online now - just click on 'Free Stuff' at the top of the page. What's more, we'll also be sending you our first DaisyTrail newsletter on Friday, so look out for it in your inbox Smile

     

    IMPORTANT - Make sure you click on 'Help' and 'Check for Updates' within DSA before installing the free kits - we've just released a patch that you'll need to make the packs work.

     

    We hope you love the kits and the newsletter - please get in touch and let me know what you think!

    Thanks,
    Jo

     

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    Digital Scrapbook Artist patch

    Posted: 3rd March 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Hi everyone,

     

    Just to let you know that we have just released a new patch for Digital Scrapbook Artist, and it would be a good idea to install it when you get a chance. The patch will solve a few of the problems some of you have reported, including: 

     

  • Scissor edge not applied if chosen before preset scissor path
  • 'Export as Image' exports unrefined images as viewed
  • Closing second document could caused crash
  • Paper textures do not show on embellishments
  • CMYK tiff files break software
  • Content sometimes "lost" after SB is "saved as"
  • Cutout studio doesn't work on images with photo adjustments
  • Can't make image adjustments to photos inside a frame
  • Image adjustments corrupting replace picture
  • Text resizing out-of-aspect
  • Printing edges
  • Panasonic lumix codec crashes program when started
  •  

    To install the patch, just open the program and click on 'Help', 'Check for update from Web'.

     

    Thanks,

    Jo

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    Photobook digikit update

    Posted: 26th February 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Hi everyone,

     

    Just wanted to give you an update on the free photobook digikit. Unfortunately you'll have to be patient for a couple more weeks; we've hit an unexpected snag in the programming and want to make sure the digikit works perfectly before we release it.

     

    Hope you're all still excited about it!

     

    Thanks,
    Jo

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    Digikit 3 is here!

    Posted: 10th February 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    Digital Scrapbook Artist enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that Digikit 3 has been released and is now available to buy! For just £29.99/$39.99, you get the following super high quality, fun & fabulous themed packs:

    Sweet Dreams (a mixture of photorealistic and real-life objects, this pack has gorgeous lullaby and nighttime embellishments)

    Sweet Dreams

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Psychedelic (funky, fun and fabulous! Bright colours and gorgeous backgrounds – even includes Alice-In-Wonderland style mini bottles!)

    Psychedelic


    Secret Garden (as the name suggests, this beautiful pack contains lovely butterflies, flowers and other garden embellishments for making your own secret garden!)

    Secret Garden


    Painted Backyard (hand-drawn flowers and other embellishments in beautiful bright colours - a really fun pack )

    Painted Backyard


    Name That Tune (for all the music lovers out there, you'll find treble clefs, cassettes and juke boxes and a whole lot more!)

    Name That Tune


    Indie Chic (a personal favourite! Similar to Swirling Memories from Digikit 2, Indie Chic has gorgeous swirls and funky polkadot ribbons, I just love it!)

    Indie Chic


    Forbidden City (perfect for capturing your travels and holidays abroad, Forbidden City is full of Eastern-style embellishments and backgrounds, and a really cool alphabet!)

    Forbidden City

     

    Euro Tourist (this paper-scrap style pack captures the essence of Europe with flags, stamps, postcards, even national landmarks!)

    Euro Tourist


    Commando (military-style embellishments and real-life material backgrounds for capturing wars, playfights and wrestling matches)

    Commando


    Berry Pie (flowers, leaves, acorns, petals, the forest is now on your computer!)

    Berry Pie

     

     

    You can see pictures on serif.com/scrapbook, or if you're already desperate to get your hands on this fabulous new digikit, just click on the Boutique above!

     

    Jo

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    Serif at the CHA Show!

    Posted: 9th February 2009   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: joprior

    We really enjoyed meeting everyone at the CHA Show (The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) show) in Anaheim, California. The CHA show is a trade show for all craft & hobby retailers and we gave loads of demos. We even won an award! Serif are now the proud owners of the 2009 Exhibiting with Excellence New Exhibitors award Laughing Here's their website.

    I've put some more photos on my profile, so have a look if you get a chance! 

    Thanks,

    Jo

      

    Winning our award!

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