Tuesday

Craft Artist Platinum Review and Giveaway

The lovely people at Serif asked me if I would review their Craft Artist Platinum Edition as you know I am a big fan of Serif and use page plus regularly for printing backing papers, digis , card fronts etc so I couldn't wait to get my mitts on it and have a play. 



To say I have been blown away by the content is an understatement! I comes with 4 additional discs packed full (see below) which can be used with any and all of the templates within the software such as scrapbook layout, invitation, favours, table decorations tags, labels to name but a few.




After a quick wander around the tutorials I set to work on a few quick pages
Absolutely fabulous as your photos just snap into place but it also gives you the option to move all the elements around to suit :)










Now scrapbooking is something I absolutely LOVE to do . But sadly I never seem to have the time so that's where these digital scrapbooks come into their own for me. I can even sit and create on my laptop in bed when I am poorly if I like. Then I have the option to either save them to my computer, print them off flat or even break the elements apart , print them off and them layer them to make a 3d page..how fab is that!


Last night I got the chance to have another little play and decided to make a card 


This is what I created in a few simple clicks. I designed it on the screen and simply printed a few extra elements which I cut out and 3d'd then added a smattering of glamour dust to finish. I think something like this would be great to make in sets and give away as small gifts/stocking fillers.

I found the software simple to use and if you do get stuck on anything you can watch the tutorials or go onto Daisy Trail which is an online community for Craft Artist and Scrapbook Artist.

I've really enjoyed playing with it and I can see myself spending far to much time using it ! The possibilities are just endless and I cannot possibly begin to tell you just how many or I would be here all year.

My overall opinion is that it's a fab piece of kit and I will definitely be using it a lot!

Now for the best part for you :)

 You can download a free compact trial version from serif  here and have a little play to help you decide. 
But even better you could win a free copy (full version) by entering my draw
All you have to do is  tell everyone you know about the giveaway and if you have a blog add a link back to my post in your side bar with the picture of the Serif Craft Artist included.If you don’t have a blog you could share it on facebook or maybe share the link in a forum if it is allowed .


You don’t need a blog or URL to enter, simple add your name to Mr Linky below and I will draw a winner on
Monday 31-10-2011


Good luck and thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

51 comments:

borntocraft said...

I already have Craft Artist Platinum, but sadly don't use it as often as I should !!

Roma said...

Wow Kerry what you have made is amazing & i love the card with the butterflies totally gorgeous ,the craft artist platinum looks like you can have endless fun with ,this will be an early xmas present for someone .
I just hope its me !
Thanks very much for giving me the chance to enter this generous giveaway:)

Catherine said...

I too have Craft Artist Platinum and I absolutely love it. I sometime do purely printed cards as you are able to import your own photos or images from crafting cds, and someimes print elements separately to add to my cards. Even when I don't use it to make my card, I always use it to do the inserts to match. Cannot recomment it highly enough!

Catherine x

Michelle said...

Only dipping my toes into Digi, so this might be something that gives me the push I need! Thanks!

Angel-23 said...

Hi what a fantastic giveaway and the projects you have created are lovely. Thank you :) xx

Angel-23 said...

Hi what a fantastic giveaway and the projects you have created are lovely.
Thank you :) xx

Jane said...

Fab pages Kerry and the card is sooo beautiful. Jane x
http://thecraftbucket.blogspot.com/

janjaneta said...

I have seen the Craft Artist advertsied and have wondered what it was like. Your cards are lovely . So thank you for the opportunity to go into your draw.
Janet (janjaneta)

Shaz said...

Fantastic givaway kerry.Thanks for the chance of winning. You have certainly done the programme proud, your pages are gorgeous. Would love this, to make a scrapbook of my 2 lovely grandsons. Fingers crossed eh. Shaz xx

Karen said...

Wow - that looks to be a brilliant piece of software which would help my cancer charity cardmaking a lot. Thanks for giving us the chance to win a copy!

little miss naughty ??? said...

thank you so much kerry, i love your butterfly card and those fabulous scrapbook pages happy crafting little miss naughty ???

kim edmonds said...

thankyou for the chance to win, i have added my name and also added a link to your blog with a picture of your prize on my sidebar x

Abbie721 said...

Thank you Kerry, what a fabulous giveaway. Have put your candy on my sidebar to. Gorgeous pages you have created xx

Sue said...

Love what you have created with Craft Artist,thanks for the chance to win it.
Sue :)

sandy's crafty bits said...

oo thank you for the chance to win kerry ... looks very interesting ... have added it to my blog happy crafting and love sandy xx

Lesley said...

Kerry, your samples are beautiful! Wish I was as creative. Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize.

Christine L said...

Hi Kerry - your page layouts are lovely and that card is FAB!
Hugs
Christine x

Pjay said...

I have scrapbook artist which I love, would love to have a go with this, thanks for the chance to win. Pjay xxx

Bernie Simmons said...

I've never played with any of the sans serif scrapbooking or cardmaking cds....is it really as easy as it look because the results are fab. x

emma said...

Always wanted a go at this, looks brill x

Maureen said...

Looks fantastic, thanks for the chance to enter the draw.
Maureen..........x

Bellasandra said...

What a great prize. I think I might try the trial version. Your cards and layouts are brilliant!

Sandra said...

Fantastic prize thanks so much
Sandra x

jo said...

I already have this....and it's fab! somebody's gonna be very happy to win it!
Jo x

GoonerGirl said...

Love what you have made and thank you for the FAB giveaway,,Chris xx

Katina said...

Hi Kerry, what a brilliant giveaway! Your projects are stunnning!
xx

GoonerGirl said...

Hi Kerry Sorry forgot to say I have added it to my side bar and Thank you for the chance Chris x

Alice said...

Love the layouts you have created with this set. Just starting out on scrapbooking so this would be a great help. Love your cards too, you are so very talented Kerry.
I don't have a blog so hope I have entered correctly?
regards
Alice x

skated said...

WOW what a brill give away, thanks for the chance to win it. I have nevr used cd's for crafting and this looks amazing, would love to win it. Ive added a link in my sidebar for you

kate xxx

Diane J said...

Gosh thanks for the chance to win such fabulous candy... it looks like great fun... The scrap-book pages you have designed are simply stunning. Diane x

Judith said...

Those are fantastic Kerry, I love them all but the butterfly card just blows me away!

Wendy said...

Stunning pages and beautiful card Kerry, thanks for the chance to win,looks fantastic.
Wendy xx

Jo said...

What a great giveaway, I have nothing like this so would be great treat for playing with over Christmas. Please add me to the draw. :o)

CraftyLoops said...

Oh wow Kerry, I love all your gorgeous creations. The layouts are perfect and I love your beautiful card. This looks like a fantastic piece of kit. Thanks so much for doing the giveaway Kerry, you are so generous. I would love to get my mitts on this software. (Ps, I have put the details on my sidebar) Lee x

Kay Griffin said...

Hi, I love the examples you have shown especially the beautiful butterfly card :) x

okiedee said...

What a wonderful piece of digital possibilities...I want this!
Hoping to be able to win it...I want to make cards and Scrapbooking pages with it.
THanks for the opportunity to win.

Anonymous said...

It looks great very versitile,your butterfly card is smashing,I envey you,you always have great ideas.
josie

laura said...

love to win this

Sheila said...

Kerry, This work you have done is stunning! Have seen this on telly and really wanted to give it a go but not enough pennies sadly. Thanks so much for this fab chance, Sheila:)X Off to download the trial to see how I get on.

sue said...

thank you for the chance to win this kerry,the pages & card you have made are fab.
sue xx

Anonymous said...

What a fab giveaway Kerry and the layouts and card you have made with it look so gorgeous. Thank you so much for the chance to win this.

Romayne xx (DC)

Grenouille Greetings said...

Thanks for sharing this Kerry. You have done a fabulous job with this package and I think it's something my hubby would like to have so I'm going to pop it on my blog too. Hugs, Lesley

TimeLessCrafter said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win, i have come from trimcraft website (sammy_v) just thought i would let u no as dont want to seem as im just here to try n win. Ur blog is fantastic hun, going to have a reall good look through it now. Hope you are well.

Sam
x

sioux said...

After seeing all your fantastic works I really must do something with all the photos that are just stuck on my camera, and this could be just the tool I need, thank you for the opportunity to win this super prize
Sioux

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for chance of winning. Your cards are fab.
Brenda B

DONNA said...

oh i would so love to win a copy of this, im just really getting into digital craftng and i love it. donna. x

kathr said...

Hi Kerry thanks so much for the chance at such a fabulous give-away, am off to try the free trial to see what its like..hugz Kath...

Jose said...

Thank you for suggesting this package, I use Microsoft publisher but this package sound much better. hope I am lucky and win. Love your blog.

Dicycle said...

I saw this on C$C and thought it was brilliant. Thanks so much for offering such a great gift. Di from Docrafts xx

Sharon said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the Craft Artist Platinum Kerry. Your cards are fab and I am in awe of your colouring skills - if I was half as good I'd be a happy bunny ...
Hugs SharonLouise

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