Sunday, 31 January 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #7

Challenge #7 of this super challenge blog is METAL. There will be a prize of two digi stamps and one backing paper of choice for the lucky winner. For all the rules and how to enter go here This challenge runs until 6pm Thursday 11th February.

For my entry this time I have used the stamped image from the "Teddy Bear Grandparents" stamp plate JS241 from Joanna Sheen. The image has been watercoloured with a mixture of H20's and Cosmic Shimmers. The background mat and layering is a heart holographic sheet. The sentiment is a peel off set in a metal plate with brads. I have used Spellbinders Nesties to cut the mount put through the Cuttlebug. One of the Nesties layers is brushed metallic card, the other layer is cut from same card as the main card.

Thank you for looking today and why not pop over to the challenge blog to enter?

Cathy
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Totally Papercrafts Challenge #1

A new challenge blog started Friday 29th January called "Totally Papercrafts". It will have a new challenge every Friday. This weeks one is called "Friends". For the first one there is a winners prize from Simonsaysstamp . Also there is blog candy for this first challenge. To find out the rules and how to enter go here


For my entry the stamped image used is "Chick-a-dee" by Elisabeth Bell from Sugar Nellie. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The bp is by DCWV and is from The Stack 6 12x12 pad. I have used heart Nestie's by Spellbinders, also "Valentine Lace" edger by Martha Stewart. The sentiment in the front heart has been computer generated and says" If friends were flowers I'd pick You!

Thank you for looking today and do pop over to the challenge blog to take a look.

Cathy
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Friday, 29 January 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge #3

This card is for the ABC Christmas Challenge #3. This fortnight it is for the letter C and it is for Candy plus to use pink, either a little or a lot. This has been chosen by D.T.(Cathy). penrithcrafts are the sponsers this time. Go to here for the rules, instructions and prize details.

The image for this card has come from Disney Stationery.com it is free for children to colour in lol!!! I will not be selling this project and it is used for my own use. I have put the image through MCS to resize for this project and it has been coloured with Promarkers. The metal snowflake and brad is from my stash. I have used Spellbinders Nesties for the mat and layering, also a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the patterned background layer, all put through the Cuttlebug.

As always thank you for looking today.

Cathy
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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

3 Birthday Cards/1 Valentine

Good afternoon, the sun has been out today but boy was it cold. I got up at the crack of dawn to have a fasting blood test today, I was there at 7.40 am at the hospital. They don't start doing them until 8.30 but if you are not there to get your number early you have hoards in front of you. My breakfast tasted lovely this morning after going without anything.

We booked a second day trip yesterday over the internet for when we go to Malta in May, so doing this makes it seem nearer.


The image-bp and insert for this Valentine's card has been taken from "Popcorn the Bear - Romance" CDROM by Crafter's Companion. The image is a Twisted Pyramage. The cardstock and peel off are from my stash.

This Tractor card is one of three cards I have made for a customer to choose from for a male birthday. I was told he likes Tractors, Cats especially black & white ones. The image is from Google and it has been put through 3D Decoupage 2 Card Builder from Card Creations Plus to Pyramage it. The bp is from "Animal Antics" CDROM by Joanna Sheen. Both the bp and image have been printed onto Satin Photo Paper and mat and layered on silver mirri card. Greeting banner is from my stash. The main card is "Stardream" from Joanna Sheen.

This is the second card for the customer to choose from. The cat is actually one of my past babies that sadly is no longer with us and is sadly missed. He's name was Jon Jon. He was named this as at the cat home they called him John Wayne because he had been in a car accident and his legs looked like he had just got off of his horse!!!! I digress, sorry. The image has been printed onto Satin Photographic Paper. It has been mat and layered on silver mirri card cut with Spellbinders Nesties. Petite Circles Scalloped S4 115. The card is a Silver Scroll card with envelope and is from QVC item no 587997QZOO. The greeting is a peel off from my stash.


Outside of card.




Inside of card, which Blogger has once again turned the wrong way.
This A5 Gatefold card is the third card for the customer to choose from. I have used the Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection CDROM. I have used disc 2 of the 2 disc set. Both the bp's and image are from this super CDROM by Joanna Sheen. The image and bp's have been mat and layered on gold mirri card. Peel off is from my stash.
Thank you for looking once again today.
Cathy
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Friday, 22 January 2010

2 House Mouse Decoupage + 3 Others.

Afternoon folks on this very deary wet day. A bit warmer but grim. I am getting so excited as we have booked up to go to Malta in May for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. I can not wait!!!

My first card today is for a neighbours 90th Birthday in February. Bless him he seems to have aged this past year and is getting very frustrated that he can not do things. Up until then he was very good at getting about. He keeps falling over now and is very forgetful and complains that he can not ride his bike anymore!!!!

For his card I have used Joanna Sheen's CDROM "The Royal Horticultural Society Collection" Both the image and bp are from it. Both have been mat and layered onto gold mirri card. The 90 and Happy Birthday are a peel off.


For this card I have taken both bp's from Joanna Sheen's CDROM "The Cardmaker's Year". The House Mouse Decoupage sheets are also from Joanna. This sheet is from "Housemouse Two - Home & Garden. The punch used is Martha Stewart's "Valentine Lace" edger punch.


This card is the same details except I have used one layer less of decoupage and matted it onto a Spellbinders Heart Nestie. The message is a peel off. This one has been made for my Step Daughters 10th Wedding Anniversary.

This card and the one below have been made for a customer. The instructions were it was for a male who will be 21 but she wanted it as plain and simple as possible and also wanted the insert left blank!!! I have made her two for her to choose from. This one has the car image from Google printed on to satin photo paper. Main card is red Stardream card. It is mounted onto black satin card, the letters have also been cut from the same card. The card was bought from Joanna Sheen and the letters were cut on my Cuttlebug with a Cuttlebug Alphabet die.




This is the second card made for her to choose from. Again the image is from Google. Main card is blue Stardream card bought from Joanna Sheen. This time the image has been mat & layered onto silver mirri card, the letters have been cut from the same. Again I have used my Cuttlebug to cut the letters.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope the weather is better with you.
Cathy
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Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #6 - Embossing

I can't believe that it is Challenge #6 at Crafty Anns Challenge blog. Where has the time gone? This time it is Embossing, it can be either dry or heat or even both if you want. It can also be for any occassion. As usual the prize is for two digi stamps and one backing paper of choice for the lucky winner. This challenge run until 6pm Thursday 28th January. Details how to enter can be found here

Before I give the details of my card I wish to say to Wendy who sadly lost her Dad and Chrissie who lost her Mum that I was sorry to hear your news and I am thinking of you both.

The main card is white. For the topper background card I have sprayed a white tree bark finish card with Cosmic Shimmer - Cosmic Mists. Purple Violet - Midnight Blue and Peacock Green. The Swirls stamped are from Creative Expressions U- Mount. The swirls have been stamped in black archival ink and holographic embossing powder has been used to give it a lovely glittered effect which sadly doesn't show in the photo. The background is also lovely but again the photo doesn't do it justice. The butterfly and flowers were borrowed stamps from a friend so I do not know the name of them I am afraid. They have been embossed with Silver Detail embossing powder and mounted with Pinflair glue to raise them on the card.

Thank you once again Ann for setting these challenges.

Cathy
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Sunday, 17 January 2010

Two Joanna Sheen Cards

Morning lovely people. The weather here today is lovely. Still a bit cold but alot warmer than it has been. Snow has disappeared and the sun is out!!! My first card has gone round the other way again. Blogger seems to be doing that with at least one of my postings every week now.

This first card is made using the "Messy Rabbit" stamp plate from Joanna Sheen. This one is DIY Rabbit MR148. The image has been matted using Nesties from Spellbinders and the colouring medium is Promarkers. The tool images have been stamped twice and decoupaged. The bp is from my stash. This second card I made with a heavy heart for a dear friend who has lost her Mum this week. I used Joanna Sheen's CDROM "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady". Both the image and bp are from this super 2 disc set. This has been produced using disc 2 and is from the winter section. The bp and image have been mat and layered on green and ivory card. The sentiment is a peel off. The insert not photographed is also from the disc and the image is to match.
I hope everyone is well. OH and I have both been feeling abit off this week. Apparently there is a tummy bug going around the country, so I hope it has missed you or if you have been caught you are feeling better.
Thank you for looking at my blog today.
Cathy
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Thursday, 14 January 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge # 2 Letter B


Firstly congratulations to Lorraine in being chosen to join the ABC Christmas Challenge team as a new DT member. This fortnights challenge is the letter "B" and it is to use BELLS in the design and the added item is glitter. This one has been chosen by Helen. Three prizes again this time. First prize is to be on The Guest Design Spot. The sponsor this time is simonsaysstamp and they are kindly giving the prize of $15 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp. For all the rules and how to enter this challenge please go to abcchristmaschallenge . For this challenge I have used a Penny Black stamp "Exhilarating" 4006J from the Margaret Sherry Collection. I have used my Promarkers to colour the image. BP is from the Traditional Christmas Colossal Paper Pack 8 x 8 by Papermania. I have used Spellbinders Nesties - Petite Scalloped Circles Large and Standard Circles Large. All the rest ie ribbon, leaves, bells, tree and sentiment are from my stash.

I do hope you enjoy entering this challenge as much as I have and these challenges certainly make you think a bit more and have the added bonus of making lots of Christmas cards and not be rushed when the big time comes.

Cathy
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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

3 Victorian Romance + 3 other cards.

Afternoon my lovely blogging pals. The sun is trying to poke its head out from behind the snow clouds. The snow here is melting slowly, it is a shame because my craft club has been cancelled by the organizer tonight and so has my disabled swimming class for tomorrow. They made their decision at the weekend when it was really bad but the decision had to be made at some point to let everyone know. I hope the weather is getting better where you are.

Blogger has done its trick with one of todays cards and has again put it on its side so I am sorry for your neck ache. Lol!!!!



These top three cards has been made by using "Victorian Romance" CDROM from Joanna Sheen. The first one I used two different bp and one image from the CDROM all mat and layered onto gold mirri card . The second one has one bp and one image again mat and layered onto gold mirri card. The third one I have put the bp and the image straight onto the card with no matting and layering.


This image is from Google and has mat and layered onto gold mirri card. The sentiment is typed on my computer and distress inked with "Fired Brick"


This image and bp is also from Google. They have been mat and layered onto silver mirri card. Bows are from my stash.

This last one is a stamped image from Penny Black. "Bubbles 'n Squeak" 1684K from Margaret Sherry Collection. I have watercoloured with WH Smiths watercolour pencils. Bubbles have been highlighted with Sakura Glitter pens. Image mounted onto Nestabilities Petite Ovals Large and Petite Scalloped Ovals Large. Bp is by DCWV 12 x 12 "The Stack 6 ".
Thank you once again for taking the time to look today and I hope everything is well with you all.
Cathy
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Saturday, 9 January 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #5. New Year - Stash - Idea - Technique.

This fabulous challenge is the first of the year and is as the title says, New Year- anything New in your stash from Christmas prezzies - any New Idea you have come up with or a New Technique. This challenge ends 6pm Thursday 14th January GMT. The fabulous prize is as usual Two great Digi Stamps from the talented Ann and one backing paper of your choice for the lucky winner. For details how to enter and the rules click here .


For this first challenge of the year I used my Curved Rectangles Mega Nestabilites S5 006 from Spellbinders which I received for Christmas, it is the first time I have made one of these little books. I also used for the first time although I have had it ages my CDROM from Joanna Sheen "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. I used Disc 1 Spring selection from the 2 disc set for the image pages of this book. The beaded flower spray, ribbon & bow are from my stash.
I hope you enjoy entering this challenge as I have.
Cathy
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Friday, 8 January 2010

Say No To Verification


Join us in saying no to Word Verification. I have never had it on my blog comments before as I hate having to do it on other peoples. It was turned on without me being aware. I have now gone in and turned it off. ABC Christmas Challenge blog are running a campaign to turn it off. To join their campaign and have a chance of winning a candy go to here for the instructions. While you are there why not enter in their super new challenge blog.
Cathy
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Thursday, 7 January 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge #1 Letter A

This is the first ABC Christmas Challenge. The first challenge is the Letter "A" and will run until Midnight UK time on the 12th January. For all the details how to enter click here The 1st prize for the winner is a £10 voucher from Sue of charmsupplies to spend with free delivery from either of her shops. There will be 3 lucky winners for this first challenge though.


The bp used for this 8 x 8 card is from the "Victorian Christmas" 8 x 8 Designer Paper Pack by Dovecraft, this has been mat and layed onto silver mirri card. The Digital Angel stamp image is by "KLM Digi Stamps" and is called "Singing Angel" The colouring medium used is "Promarkers". I have mounted the image using "Spellbinders Nestabilities" put through the "Cuttlebug". The charm and ribbon is from my stash. The greeting is a peel off.

I hope you all have fun entering this first challenge, I know I have.

Cathy
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