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Website Links

Where would I be without:

www.daisytrail.com

 

Another free site worth a mention: 

www.freecraftdownloads.co.uk

 

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My D.I.Y. scoring tool

I regularly get asked what I use to score my card with, well right from the beginning I decided I wanted a crisper, sharper line than any bone folder could offer.

 

So I rooted through the kitchen drawer until I came up with an old straight headed screw driver, which I took outside & scraped down the brick wall until there were no sharp corners, & that is what I have used ever since.

 

So all of my templates are based on sharp, crisp lines, so if you are having problems you know what to do!

How to use this website

By no means do I ‘know it all’ when it comes to computers, in fact when I receive messages from people having problems with saving files to their own computers etc. I have to make an educated guess at the problem - through experience rather than actual training. But for people new to life with a computer, it is hard to imagine what a computer can actually do.

 

Occasionally I get a message that either tells me directly that the writer isn’t very experienced on the computer, or sometimes I can tell from the content of the email itself. Many people have gained experience with blogs & don’t even realise that a web site is different from a blog - not that I am an expert but the blogs I have seen personally are simply a collection of pictures & words, a website is so much more.

 

With a website you are able to put files into it (called uploading) that everyone else can open, view & even save to their own computer to use, (called downloading) should they wish to do so of course! That is what this website is all about, I create designs & upload them to the site, so you can view them, print them &/or download them to your own computer, for you to use any time you want to & as often as you want to.

 

I am currently working on the instructions to enable you to do this. By using ‘screen shots’ which are like a photograph of the screen in front of me, I am going to guide you through the process of opening up the files, printing them & also downloading them to your own computer.

 

I really need to point out right now that I have security software on my computer which ensures the files I upload are safe for you to download to your computer, but this may not be true of all sites you will encounter on the internet. So although this method will work with a great many of them, you will need to have a security package on your computer to safeguard your machine. I seriously advise this particularly if you write &/or receive emails.

 

There is free software out there on the web to do this, you could try AVG - which I used for a long time so can recommend. I have given you their ‘address’ below, all you need to do is hover over it with your mouse pointer & the computer will open up a little message to tell you what to do next.

 

http://free.avg.com/gb-en/linkscanner

Okay, I have created a file for you that will walk you through, step by step, finding the downloadable file & then actually downloading it to a folder I help you create on your computer.

 

So if you click your mouse button, with the mouse pointer hovering over the blue file name below, or the little image with the PDF on it, a little menu in a box will appear....

 

If you click on OPEN, you can view the file on your screen.

If you click on SAVE, a different box will open to ask you where you want to save it to.

 

Can I suggest that you open the file at this point, rather than saving it, as the file itself covers how to do everything else.

 

Please let me know if there is anything that you are not quite sure of.

 

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