Christmas Mandala Coloring Pages

Hi Friends!

Remember my autumn mandala colouring book? Well I've just made another one, but this time it's all about Christmas.

Christmas Mandala Coloring Pages for Kids! 12 pages of gorgeous images. #gradeonederfuldesigns #christmas #christmascoloring #mandalas #christmasmandalas #christmasforkids


It features a variety of unique and pretty mandalas with a Christmas image in the middle.

Boston Terrier Clipart

Whoo hoo! 
 
I'm so excited to finally finish my Boston Terrier clip art!

Super cute Boston Terrier clipart. 39 images in all: colour, grayscale and outlines. You'll love these adorable graphics!
 
My very first dog was a little Boston Terrier called Muggins.

I had begged and begged and begged my parents for YEARS: "Can we PLEASE get a dog?"

They finally gave in when I was 10 and boy was I happy!

Muggins came to live with us when he was 2-years-old.  I remember my mom thought he was very funny looking, but I thought he was the most beautiful dog in the world and could not have loved him more.

For some reason, Muggins has been on my mind a lot, so I decided to make this clip art as a tribute to my adorable first dog.

There are 39 images in all and they range in size from about 5 inches to 12 inches wide.

The colour images include:
  • dog in a mug
  • dog on a cushion
  • dog in glasses
  • standing dog
  • play bow dog
  • dog head
  • 5 bones
  • 5 paws
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 text (I love Boston Terriers)
 
The set also includes all the above images in grayscale and as outlines (you can see them below).

As with all clipart, you'll be able to easily reduce them in size and they'll still look fabulous, but increasing their size is not recommended, as they'll pixelate and look a wee bit blurry. That's why I made them extra large!

They're all png images at 300 dpi which means they'll look great both on screen and when printed. A png file is an image with a transparent background, so they're perfect for layering.

If you'd like a closer look or would like to purchase them you can:

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Super cute Boston Terrier clipart. 39 images in all: colour, grayscale and outlines. You'll love these adorable graphics!

My First Watercolour Snowman

I just painted my first snowman!

I painted this sweet snowman with a facebook tutorial: Watercolors by Michael!

Well...it's probably not my VERY first. I'm sure I must have painted lots of snowmen when I was in elementary school.

But for the last year I've been dabbling in watercolours. I've gone to a few local classes and I've been practicing at home.

This is my first attempt at a snowman and I'm pretty happy with the results. 

I found the tutorial on YouTube on a channel called Watercolors by Michael.

In his descriptor, Michael says he "bets anyone can do it" and he's right! 

I found his tutorial super easy to follow. I didn't have exactly the colours he suggested, but I think my snowman looks pretty sweet anyway.

I painted this sweet snowman with a facebook tutorial: Watercolors by Michael!

As soon as I have a small collection of paintings I'm going to figure out how to digitalize them and then share them here. 

My plan is to paint a few more snowmen, some ornaments and Christmas trees. Wish me luck :)

In the meantime, if you're a budding watercolour artist, be sure to check out Michael's snowman video. I think you'll like it.

Let's Doodle: Geometric Practice Pages

Do you like to doodle?

It can be very relaxing.

Not only that, doodling can help improve your memory and may help with stress relief and focus (Harvard Health Publishing, 2016).

And as a bonus, the finished results are often surprisingly cool and interesting to look at.

Last summer I downloaded the sheet below and spent part of an afternoon doodling with one of my micron pens. Unfortunately, even after looking all over my desktop and online I simply can NOT find the source for this worksheet.  If you happen to know where it came from please let me know and I'll add the proper link.

Doodle shape pages


Since I'm a bit limited on what I can do these days while healing my shoulder, I decided to make up some similar doodle sheets using circles and also rectangles and triangles. They were fast and easy to put together so I wasn't cramping up my arm. :)


Doodle shape pages

If you'd like your own copy of the black and white shapes, then either click the image above or click here and you can grab a pdf from google drive with the three sheets.

If you're not into doodling, I think the shapes would look great coloured or painted in a variety of colours. My little example above was the best I could do with my limited dexterity, but you get the idea.

Thanks for stopping by and happy doodling and colouring, friends!

PS  You might also like these other pages for colouring or doodling:

  1. Autumn Mandala (free)
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  3. 12-page Autumn Mandala Colouring Book

Autumn Mandala Colouring Book

Hi Friends!

I just finished making a 12-page autumn mandala colouring book.

UPDATE: You'll notice in my TpT store that I've renamed it "Halloween Mandala".

Autumn Mandala colouring book for young children

It features a variety of unique and pretty mandalas with either an autumn or Halloween image in the middle.

I think the colouring pages are perfect for 5 to 7-year-olds ... and maybe younger and older children depending on their colouring skills and tastes.

Autumn Mandala colouring book for young children

Each mandala is centred on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch page, as you can see above.

Autumn Mandala colouring book for young children

Here's a close-up of some of them.

You can purchase the booklet in my TpT shop either by clicking the link or clicking on any of the images.

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Here's a free colouring sheet which also has a mandala.


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Social Media Icons: Free Set

Free green social media icons. 25 different popular icons. Two sizes: 50px, 400px. These will look amazing on your blog or product pages. Personal use only.


I have some free social media icons for you today.

This "pretty in green" set comes in two sizes: 50 px and 400 px.

The 50 px size is perfect for using on your business cards, blog or website and the 400 px icons are great to use in portfolios or product pages.

Judging by the comments I get on Teachers Pay Teachers, it seems as though most purchasers use them for their product pages. They put the icons on the first or last page and link them up to their social sites.

Just remember, when you're changing the size of the icon, ALWAYS size it down. That way you'll retain the crisp edges. Increasing the size of a jpg or png file always results in pixelation (fuzziness). And we don't want that!

This free set is for personal use only. If you need it to design your client's blog or business cards then you'll need to purchase (Etsy Store  / Teachers Pay Teachers Store).

DOWNLOAD: Zip file of free set of green social media icons.

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Autumn Mandala: Free Colouring Page

Autumn Mandala: Free Colouring Page

Although it's still officially summer it definitely feels like autumn where I live.

The kids are now back to school, the hot days have become warm and I'm noticing some leaves turning colour and falling to the ground. This is my favourite time of year!

I've been learning how to make mandalas this week and thought it would be fun to make an autumn mandala to share. So here's one that I've turned into a colouring page.

I hope it's the first of many because I was thinking of making a colouring book of mandalas aimed at 4 to 7 year olds. Mandalas can be very complicated, but I purposefully kept this one simple so that even the most reluctant crayon artist (I just made that up but I think it works) will be tempted to take crayon (or felt) to paper.

The pdf can be printed onto an 81/2 by 11 inch paper.

DOWNLOAD: Autumn Mandala Colouring Page


If you grab it I'd love to hear some constructive feedback in the comments. Too simple? Too complicated? Not enough variety?
 

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Kawaii Cactus Clipart: Plus FREE Cactus Paper


I've been making kawaii cactus clipart all weekend long. Have a look!

Cute Kawaii Cactus Clipart and Free Cactus Paper


As you can see, I made 5 totally adorable cacti in a variety of colorful pots.  I've also included the cacti in black and white. As a bonus you get some cute little hearts and two digital sheets of cactus paper.

The cacti are excellent for posters, products, stickers, calendars, colouring books and more.

If you purchase the kawaii cactus you will receive 15 separate elements in one zip file.

Each image is a high quality 300 dpi png file.

All cacti are 5 inches wide (5 color and 5 black and white)
Hearts are 2 inches wide (2 shades of green and 1 black and white)
Cactus papers are 8.5 X 11 inches and 12 X 12 inches.

I promised you a cactus paper FREEBIE and here it is.


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Both sizes, 8.5 X 11 and 12 X 12 inches.

The free paper is for personal use only, though if you purchase the whole set you can use them for small commercial.

Kawaii Cactus Digital Paper Freebie


Did you grab last week's free cactus note paper? It's not kawaii, but it's adorable.

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Kawaii Cactus Digital Paper Freebie by GradeONEderfulDesigns.com
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Cactus Note Paper: Free Printables

Cactus Note Paper: Free Printables

Cactus note paper!

It's cute, it's free and you can download it here.

It seems everywhere I look these days I'm seeing cactus motifs and I love 'em. They're on mugs, quotes, t-shirts, you name it.

So I decided to make this cactus note paper.

You have a choice of three different styles. A blank page, a lined page, and a page with "To Do" at the top.

You could use these to write someone a letter or to jot notes on at home or at school.

You could also easily customize the blank note paper by pasting into power point, Pic Monkey or Canva and adding whatever you like ~ perhaps some text so you could use it as a binder cover!

DOWNLOAD (This is for personal use only. Thank you!):

All 3 Cactus Note Papers


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Free Envelope Template and Digital Paper

Hello!

Today I have a free envelope template PLUS some pretty polka dot digital paper to share with you.

Free Envelope Template and Pretty Polka Dot Digital Paper by GradeONEderfulDesigns.com

This beautiful envelope is super simple to make using my template and pretty paper.

All you need to do is print the polka dot paper (8 1/2 by 11 inches) then flip it over and print the template on the other side.

Cut on the dark lines, fold on the dotted lines, glue the bottom and voila! Polka dot goodness.

The finished envelope size is 5 1/2 inches wide by 4 1/4 inches tall.

You only need to add a white label to the front of the envelope to address it, and you're good to go.

And of course, if the polka dots aren't your thing, the envelope will look amazing in any coloured or scrapbook paper you happen to have on hand.

Other Uses for Envelope Template


  1. Birthday note

  2. Thank you note

  3. I love you note

  4. Lunch box note for your child

  5. Party invites

DOWNLOADS:

Envelope Template

Polka Dot Paper

Please remember, these are for personal use only. Thank you!

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St. Patrick's Day Clipart: New!

Hello!

I just love all the cheerful colours in this St. Patrick's Day clip art set. I've been making these cuties over the last several days and they're finally ready!

St. Patrick's Day Clipart. Rainbows, Pot of Gold, Beer, Shamrocks, Papers, Frame

This set of clip art contains the 16 different images you see above PLUS two papers and a shamrock frame.

All the clipart above is either 6 inches wide or tall. They're png files which means they have transparent backgrounds. These files are perfect for layering onto each other, other clipart or coloured backgrounds.


St. Patrick's Day Clipart. Rainbows, Pot of Gold, Beer, Shamrocks, Papers, Frame


The papers are 12 by 12 inches and the shamrock frame below is 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Don't worry, the rainbow and cupcake are NOT in the middle of the frame. I just popped them in there for the fun of it.

St. Patrick's Day Clipart. Rainbows, Pot of Gold, Beer, Shamrocks, Papers, Frame

You can click on any of the images and you'll be taken to my TpT store where you can buy it for $3 if you wish.


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Rainbow Clipart Freebie

Happy Friday!

I should be writing report cards but I got sidetracked and made this rainbow clipart instead.


It's a 9-inch wide 300 dpi png file. Perfect for printing or using onscreen.

I'm trying to put together a new St. Patrick's Day set of clipart but I'm gonna be honest ... it's hard to find the time when I'm supposed to be writing those darn cards.

If I follow my usual pattern I'll have the set finished the day before. Haha!

In the meantime, enjoy this little rainbow clip art freebie.


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Groundhog Clipart Freebie: Too Cute to Miss!

I have some groundhog clipart for you, just in time for Groundhog Day on February 2nd.

Free Groundhog Clipart by GO Designs. GradeONEderfulDesigns.com

I'm still pretty new at making clipart and I haven't yet found my style. To be honest I can never decide if I should add a stroke (outline) to my clipart or leave it plain.

The groundhog clipart above has no stroke, but I did add some shadowing. I really like it because it gives the little guy some dimension.

Free Groundhog Clipart by GO Designs. GradeONEderfulDesigns.com

You can see on the second groundhog I added a heavy rough stroke. I like this one, too, because it gives it a definite pop.

Which one do you like the best?

On TpT most of the clipart has some kind of stroke, but on Etsy it tends to be stroke-less. I'm really torn about which way to go because I like both styles.  Any feedback you can give me would be VERY MUCH appreciated!

Both of the groundhogs are absolutely free. If you click on either image you can grab them both AND a black and white one, too!

Enjoy!




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