Saturday 15 November 2008

Saturday Freebie #24!

A Winter Scene!

[Edit - These files are no longer available from this site. Email me for details on how to access earlier files.]

It's Saturday again, and it's time for another collection of original, free shapes for you to download!

This is a verse from a poem I wrote around this time last year, and it's the inspiration for this weeks designs....

"Blackened branches quiver, lit by Winter's moon
Moved by winds that feed on season's onward change
Leaves long gone, by Autumn they were cruelly hewn
Leaving jagged trees, both sinister and strange."

Don't these bare branches just remind you of cold crisp winter days?

I've created an embellishment plaque that can be used to stunning effect on both scrapbook pages and cards. The same design has also been used to make this delicate latticed card.

Won't they look amazing cut in plain white card, with just a hint of glitter on some of the branches to suggest winter snow? How about cutting the plaque to place in a glass block light? Or cut the plaque in black cardstock and lay it over the top of one of your winter photos for a wonderful effect!

The possibilities are endless with this versatile design!

As ever, I have tested these designs on the Cricut before sharing them with you.

Again, these templates will be "live" for 1 week. Next Saturday, they will be taken down, and new ones may replace them (I make no promises!) Don't forget, if you have any requests, pass them on! I can't promise, but I will take suggestions into account when planning future templates.

These files may not be uploaded to a group, forum or website for sale or redistribution, or shared among individuals. They are expressly for the personal use of each person that downloads them from this blog.

There are two files, so I have put it into a zip file to make downloading easier. After saving it, open in the usual way, and drag the template out onto your desktop or wherever you wish to save them.

There are 3 versions of each template:
  • A printable version (PNG files) that you can import into a program like Word, then resize, print, cut out and use like any other paper template (these are NOT Word files, so don't use File/Open in Word! Use Insert/Picture to bring them into a Word document).
  • An SVG version which can be imported into the Sure Cuts a Lot program and then cut out on your Cricut.
  • A DXF version which is Craft Robo friendly, and ready to be imported into your Robomaster software (I'm not a Robo user, so if there are any problems with this, please let me know!)
Simply right click on the appropriate button below, and choose "save link..." or "save target..." and save your template!

Any feedback on the templates is more than welcome, and if you have any suggestions for possible future templates you'd like to see, please let me know! If you make anything using one of the templates, please post a link to it here so that others can be inspired by how you've used them!

I hope you like the templates - let me know how you get on! :)

Templates © 2008


Lady Dawn said...

Great Design Thanks for sharing Dan

alice said...

You totally rock, Dan!!! Thanks for everything and this awesome design in particular ~Alice

Heather said...

Thank you Dan!!!!!! Another awesome design!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks agagin for a great file!

Anonymous said...

Thank you dan for the cool SCAL file!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!!! Once again you have made me smile!! Your files are incredible!!!

Cazz said...

Thank you Dan for a lovely template xx

and your poem is beautiful x

misteejay said...

These are wonderful - thank you so much.

Toni :o)

Bagpuss said...

Really beautiful and love the way you have made the card with this and will have to lift this idea - especially for men's cards :) Thanks for helping me out with this cause I really was about to struggle with these!!

Andrea said...


Anonymous said...

thanks Dan! it's wonderful!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful Dan! Thank you so much for sharing with us. I really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

It's so hard to find a good tree design so I thank you for providing this one. Your site has become a daily resource for me.

Pamela said...

Just Beautiful!

JenO said...

I always love trees, this is great! (PS--your info still says you will take this design down on tuesday... ;)

Dan said...

Oops! Thanks Jen! :)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Wow fab design Dan :)
Lovely poem too ;)
Anne x

Sandi said...


Thanks for all the really cool files this week. I was so happy to see so many posted this wee. You have been very busy.

I have been in the bed as I broke my foot last Sunday and twisted a bone around and upside down. I will in for surgery Monday and back in the bed to recover.

Anyway, great job! Love your files. Have a geat week.

Sandi N.

cinmfoster said...

I just have to say that this is stunning.
Cindy F.

Marjorie said...

Love this design! Thank you so very much for sharing.

Daniel August said...


I'm so amazed, I don't even got words for my facination!!

All those great templates, and projects and tags... WOW!!

Your're definetly going in to my "favourits"-list!!

Greetings from Daniel

Limarea said...

Just found your blog. Looks great. I'm a follower now =) Thanks for the templates!

Anonymous said...

Dan, this is gorgeous and cuts beautifully. I'm making a butterfly tree using it. I'll post a link to my blog where you will get due credit for the work you do. I also have you listed on my blog as the best resource for svg files.


Unknown said...

I've made a Butterfly Tree birthday card. You can see what I did with Dan's gorgeous work. I hope I did it justice.

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