Friday, 30 April 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge#8

Hi bloggers. Second post of the day. Sorry blogger is playing silly devils again. Tried loading it three times and it keeps spinning it around. As usual it isn't an over large image. Stand on your head time again folks.

This card is for Karen's Doodles Challenge - Animal Magic. To enter this super challenge click here .
For this challenge I have used "Pony Love" Karen's Doodles. Bp is Fancy Pants "Giggle" item #973 by Nancie Rowe-Janitz . The colouring medium is Promarkers. The image has been cut & mounted using Nesties by Spellbinders. Flowers and ribbon are from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Cathy
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Digital Tuesday Challenge#56

Afternoon peeps. I finished my Hydro sessions this morning. Just fitted the last one in before I go on my weeks holiday. I am trying to get some Challenges filled before I go. OH says he knew I couldn't stay away from them too long!!!

This one is for Digital Tuesday - Anything but a Card.

Their sponsor this week is SomeOddGirl . To enter and also see the prize on offer click here .

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For this 25th Wedding Anniversary invite I have used Flirty Purse Template - Deja Views by C-Thru. The silver double sided card is from my stash. The pink heart embossed pearlescent bp is by Le Suh. The bow/flower/brads & silver tasseled cord is from my stash. The digi image is "Wedding Dance" from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium used is Promarkers. The invitation inside is computer generated and is all fiction as although it was our 25th Anniversary on the 20th it was a Tuesday not a Saturday and it doesn't contain my address and we didn't have a party. The silver peel offs are from my stash.
Thank you for looking today.
Cathy
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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Rose Plaque

Hi Peeps. Not many days to go now until my hols. Not getting much time for crafting. I am entering this Plaque for two new challenges that I haven't entered before. The only reason is that I made this some time ago and it has never been photographed or entered any where.

I have covered the board of the plaque with two sided backing paper. Sorry I don't know which one now. I have used the same two sided bp to make the roses. The left hand top corner and bottom right hand corner has a Cuttlebug die cut swirl on cut out of gold mirri. The stamps on the tags again I am sorry I do not know what they are called as they were stamps that belong to Lynne who runs one of my craft clubs.

This is entered in

DiecutDreams - Challenge#45 - Make Your Own Flowers

PolycraftChallenge - Challenge#41 - Make Your Own Flowers


Thank you for looking again today and I promise you will have a weeks rest from me soon.

Cathy
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Monday, 26 April 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge#13

Third visit of the day folks, you will be getting fed up with me. The problem I have is I have to wait for my photographer to be free(OH) and he doesn't like getting his camera out and set up for just one card. Lol!!!

My third card of the day is for Crafty Ann's Challenge. It has to be one Digi Image - use the max of three colours - one Ribbon - three Flowers (can be digi).

To enter and find out the prize on offer click here .

For this weeks card I have used an image from Polycrafts called "Codi Stylin'. The colouring medium is Promarkers. I have cut the image using Labels Four Nestie from Spellbinders. Distressed the edges with "Dried Marigold" Distress Ink from Tim Holtz. The bp is Fancy Pants - Botanical Papers - Poppy item #841 - by Nancie Rowe-Janitz. The ribbon flowers and ribbon are from my stash.

Thank you for your patience and looking for the third time today.

Cathy
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The Sunday CD Challenge#2 - Artful Asian

Hi folks, I am here again. Second card of the day. I am trying to enter as many of my usual challenges as I can before I go away next week. I have also got to make inserts/price and bag up cards and take them to the saloon for sale before I go.

This card is for The Sunday CD Challenge and this week it is Artful Asian. To enter click here .

For this weeks card I have used "Eastern Treasures" CDROM from Joanna Sheen. The bp's and image are both from this CD. I have printed the bp twice, once on Text and Graphic 160gms from Staples and once on Ink Jet Acetate from Joanna Sheen. I have layered them on top of one another. The image has been printed on to Epsom Ultra Glossy photo paper. The bp and image have been mat and layered on gold mirri card. The main card is Stardream. The tassel is SM5970BR. The sentiment is computer generated.

Thank you for looking once again today.

Cathy
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Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#13 - Recipe.

Morning Folks. Overcast here today but then it started like that yesterday and then turned out lovely, so I am hoping. Off to the hospital late afternoon today for an appointment with my Consultant.

My card today is for Totally PaperCrafts Challenge and is a recipe:-

4 Embellishments
3 Papers
2 Ribbon/Lace
1 Image.

Their sponsor this week is BugabooStamps . To enter and to find out the prize on offer click here .



For my card I have used "Dancing with Shadows" CDROM from Joanna Sheen. All three bp's and image have been taken from this CD and have been mounted onto black satin card. The lace is "Venaissance" Llewelyn Bowen by Trimcraft. Pearl hearts are "Gem Stones" 46048HC from Hobby Craft. The flowers, one is AC0121W - the other one is AC0121R Handcrafted Roses from Crafttime.

Thank you for looking at my blog today.

Cathy
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Friday, 23 April 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge#7 - Monochromatic

Hi Folks, you haven't got rid of me yet. This card is my second posting this afternoon. It is for Karen's Doodles Challenge - Monochromatic is the theme this week.

The image is obviously an image from Karen's Doodles "Peekaboo Girl". Colouring medium is Promarkers. Bp's are Fancy Keyline Papers - Heavenly item #847 by Nancie Rowe - Janitz. I have used Petite Scalloped Circles Large & Standard Circles Large Nesties by Spellbinders. The pearls are from Crystal Stickers - Pearls - Style #1951 3mm by Mark Richards.

Thank you for looking again this afternoon.

Cathy
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Digital Tuesday Challenge #55 - April Flowers/Showers

Afternoon(just) Folks. Another busy day today. Back at hospital this morning for more hydro sessions. I seem to be running out of days and time lately.

This card is for the Digital Tuesday Challenge and it is as the title says, it is either April Flowers or April Showers. It is left to you. Their sponsor this week is Di'sDownloads . For the rules and how to enter and the prize on offer click here .

The digi image is "Daffodil Jug" from Sketching Stamper. The colouring medium is Promarkers. Bp's are from The Stack 6 12" x 12" paper pack by DCWV. I also have used "Doily" Double edge punch from Martha Stewart.

Thank you for looking.

Cathy
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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

The CD Sunday Challenge#1 - Wings & Things.

Hi Folks, you are going to get fed up with me today, this is my third posting of the day. This one is for the fab new Challenge that started on Sunday and it is using your CDROMS. To enter this first super challenge click here .

For this first challenge I have made a gatefold card using Flower Fairies Friends CDROM "Zinnia" disc by Crafters Companion. The bp and image are both from the same disc. I have used Mega Nestabilities "Curved Recangles" from Spellbinders. I have glittered the wings & flower of the decoupage with white Glamour Dust. The other flower and gold peel off greeting are from my stash.
Thank you for looking once again.
Cathy
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Bah Humbug Challenge#14 - Santa Paws

Hi Folks. Back fom my super lunch and I am stuffed full, don't think I could eat another thing!!!
My second posting of the day is for the Bah Humbug Challenge#14 - Santa Paws. To enter click here.

I have used Popcorn the Bear CDROM "Frosty & Bright" from Crafters Companion for this card. Both the image and the patterned bp is from this CDROM. I have used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder through the Cuttlebug for the other backing. Snowflakes punched out with hand punch from white glitter card. Silver greeting peel off is from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Cathy
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25th Anniversary/Hubby's Birthday Card

Hi folks. Well we have made it we have been married 25 years today. Still worried about getting to Malta and the news is bad again today. Trying to think positive. Had tears as an email has just arrived from the hotel in Malta wishing us a Happy Anniversary. I didn't know that she had made a note of the date of our actual Anniversary. It was very thoughtful. We have received lots of lovely cards and I thank you all.

This A5 card was made very nervously as my OH shares the craft room with me and kept looking over my shoulder to see what I was up too. I have used "Dancing with Shadows" CDROM from Joanna Sheen to make this card. The bp and image are both from this super CDROM. The main card is Heritage Positive Enamel Glazed card from Kanban CRD8193. Flower is from Crafttime - Colour Connection-Handcrafted Roses - AC0121R-10pcs pack. The rest is from my stash.


Blogger has had fun again with the image. Made this card for OH's birthday which was last Friday. Again I have used a Joanna Sheen CDROM. I know it is Jayne Netley Mayhew but I am sorry I can't remember if it is 1 or 2.
Thank you for looking. I am off now to have a lovely lunch(I hope) with my darling OH.
Cathy
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Sunday, 18 April 2010

2 Challenges Today

Hi again Folks. Second card of the day. This card is to fit two Challenges.

Karen's Doodles Challenge#6 - Things with Wings.

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#12 - Spring.

To enter Karen's Challenge and to find out the prize on offer click here .

To enter Totally PaperCrafts Challenge and to find out the prize on offer click here . Their sponsor this week is SewManyCards .

My image is obviously Karen's Doodles image "Butterfly Girl". The colouring medium is Promarkers. Image has been cut and mounted using Nesties from Spellbinders. Bp's are Brenda Walton 6 x 6 Scrapbook Designer papers from K & Company. The double Butterfly is cut using Spellbinders "Butterfly" S3-038. They are cut from glitter card. Ribbon bows are from my stash.

Thank you for looking again today.

Cathy
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Button Flower Card

Afternoon folks. Sorry I haven't been about again but I had a Hospital appointment Friday Morning then I took my OH out for lunch as it was his birthday. Had a lovely lunch. Yesterday I went to a Sheena Douglass workshop in Kettering and had a lovely but tiring day. I was up at 5.30am. Again my dear friend Marianne did the driving but my dear OH had to take me over to her and collect me again to make it possible.

I am a bit worried as we are suppose to be going to Malta in two weeks time to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary although our Anniversary is this coming Tuesday. Not sure if we will be getting there now with all the flight problems. Things always happen to us, I know everyone is in the same situation but it has taken alot to get my OH abroad or even on a holiday and it is a special occassion.

My first card today was started at my craft club in Messing. Sorry I don't know the name of the stamp as it belongs to Lynne who runs the club. I started it at the club but finished it off at home. When I started it at the club I started colouring it in with my friend Viv's Marvey Le Plume pens but I didn't like the finish so I went over the ones I had started with Promarkers. I then simply stuck a button in the middle of each flower and tied a ribbon to finish it off.
Thank you for looking.
Cathy
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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Crafty Ann Challenge #12

Afternoon peeps. I was up with the lark this morning and went to the hospital for a blood test. I go there as the doctors and nurses at my surgery can never get any out of me. I had a lovely breakfast in the town afterwards for being brave. Lol!!!!

My card today is for Crafty Ann's Challenge - Let the Sunshine in. To enter and to find out the great prize on offer click here .

My stamped image is Joanna Sheen's Favourite Flowers Collection - Wild Flowers - Woodland Bluebells - FF302. The Bluebells image has been cut & mounted using Standard Circles Large & Petite Scalloped Circles Large Nesties from Spellbinders. All the images have been coloured using Promarkers. The quote stamp is from Clarity Stamps - "Don't Judge" - MVW48-F

Thank You for looking today.

Cathy
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Monday, 12 April 2010

3 Challenges Today!!!!

Afternoon peeps. Sorry I haven't been on for the past couple of days. I had a great time yesterday at Ally Pally and I must admit I did a bit of spending Lol!!! Not as much as I could have as I did try to be good honest. It was very kind of my friend Marianne to do the driving and also my OH for taking me over to Marianne's so we could proceed with the rest of the journey.

Today's card is for three challenges :-

ABC Christmas Challenge #8 - Holly + Optional Sketch. Their sponsor this time is
SimonSaysStamp . To find out the prize/rules and to enter click here

Bah Humbug Challenge #13 - Tags & Labels. To enter click here .

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge #11 - Distressing. Their sponsor this time is DigiStampBoutique . To enter/prize on offer click here .

This card is an 8" x 8" card. The stamps used today are "Winter Wishes" and "Beary Merry Christmas" by Crafters Companion. The images have been coloured with Promarkers. The berries on the Holly Wreath have been picked out with Red Glitter Glue CPT 01004 from Craft Planet. The tags have been cut & embossed using S3031 Scalloped Tag Die from Spellbinders. The tags have been distressed with "Shabby Shutters" Distress Ink from Tim Holtz. Bp is "Traditional Christmas Colossal" paper pack by Papermania 8" x 8" sheets. The ribbon is "Boutique" R10106/83 6mm x 5mtrs.

Thank you for looking and I hope you are all well.

Cathy
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Friday, 9 April 2010

2 Challenges Today.

Hi again folks. Since my last posting not that long ago the sky has clouded over!!! I knew I spoke too soon. This second posting of the day is for two challenges.

Digital Tuesday Challenge #53 - Colour Combo - Blue & White + 1

Karen's Doodles Challenge #5 - Receipe - 3 Embellishments - 2 BP's - 1 Image.

The sponsor this week for Digital Tuesday is DigitalStampOasis . To find out the rules and what is on offer for the prize and of course to enter click here .

To enter Karen's Doodles challenge and to find out the rule/prize on offer click here .

The image is of course an image from Karen's Doodles "Peekaboo Boy". Image has been cut out using Spellbinders Nestie - Petite Scalloped Circles Large. I have used Promarkers to colour the image and the two main colours used are Duck Egg and Soft Green. The ribbon is from Celebrate - RA1050601 6mm x 8m but I have coloured it with Promarkers Soft Green. Bp is from K & Company - Elizabeth Brownd Scrapbook Designer Papers 6 x 6 pad. The buttons are from my stash and again have been coloured with Promarkers Soft Green. My slant on Karen's Receipe was that I have used 1 ribbon on the top half of the easel - four buttons on the bottom and also another ribbon making the three embellishments. Lol!!!


Thank you for looking for the second time today.

Cathy
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Easel 60th Birthday Card.

Hi Folks - Sorry I haven't been around but I have been away and also at the hospital. Lovely and sunny here today as it was yesterday also. Can I say yippee or is it too soon? The first of my cards today was an order from one of my good customers. As the title says it is an Easel card.

I have used Floral Fantasy CDROM from Joanna Sheen. Both the image and the bp are from this CDROM. They have been printed onto Satin Photographic paper. The ribbon is from my stash and I have coloured with Promarkers. The greeting is a silver peel off and is also from my stash.

Thank you for looking on this super day.

Cathy
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Monday, 5 April 2010

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#10

Hi again. Second posting of the day. Had to do them both today as we are at my B.I.L. and S.I.L.'s tomorrow.

This week at Totally PaperCrafts the theme is "Lets Go Digital". I have tended to use Digi Images more than stamps lately but I mustn't ignore my stamps otherwise as a friend said to me the other day I will forget how to use them. Lol!!!

The sponsor this week is TiddlyInks . To enter and find out the fab prize on offer go to here .

This is a Tri-Fold card. For this challenge I have used a Digi Image from PolyCrafts, "Pirate Ethan". The bp is from stamptout.blogspot.com/ and is a free download. I put it through MCS to change the colour as it was of course black and white. The colouring medium for the image was Promarkers. The coins came from my purse. Lol!!! I did use to have some old coins but have searched the house from top to bottom and couldn't find them. I have tried to take the shine off of them by using Distree Inks but found it worked better with the Promarkers.

Thank You for looking for the second time today.

Cathy
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Bah Humbug Challenge#12

Morning! Another overcast day here in Essex. I hope the weather is better where you are, but according to the forecast we have better than most, so I suppose I shouldn't moan.

This first card of the day is for the Bah Humbug Challenge and this week it is any form of embossing. I have used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and put it through the Cuttlebug to emboss on silver mirri card. I have picked out the design and coloured with Promarkers. I have used silver peel offs down the side of the card. The letters have been cut using a Cuttlebug alphabet die cutting set. They have been stuck on with a Quickie Glue pen from Sakura. The corners of the card have been shaped with a star corner punch.
Thank you for looking.
Cathy
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Friday, 2 April 2010

2 Awards

I have just been given these two awards by Doreen of Doreens Dream. I am so honoured to receive these from her and I am so pleased she enjoys visiting my blog. I have said to her that it is her that has inspired me not the other way around!!!



I wish to give these two awards to a few people that have inspired me, there was a few more but I have noticed that Doreen has already passed the awards to them as well.
Chrissie of Time for me.
Janette of Janettes Creative Thoughts.
Joey of Joeys Stuff.
I hope they continue to enjoy their blogs and go onto inspire more people.
Cathy
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Karen's Doodles Challenge#4

Morning folks on this overcast Good Friday morning. I hope you are all snug and warm and enjoying yourself with friends and family. We are going to BIL & SIL's on Tuesday to miss the traffic.

This weeks challenge on Karen's Doodles is a Picture Inspiration theme. My card today is "Time for Tea" and is of course from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The image and mount has been cut using Nesties from Spellbinders. Bp's are from my scrap paper box. The flowers have been cut with a Cuttlebug 2 die set, Scribble Flower - 37-1094. The gems are from Papermania. PMA701-Fushia. I have also used the Doily edge punch from Martha Stewart.
Thank you for looking and have a great Easter.
Cathy
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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Waiting For Santa - For Two Challenges.

Hi lovely people. Sunny here at the moment but that could alter at any moment. I hope it doesn't rain before I get back as we are going out to lunch as OH is feeling low in spirits because of the weather. My card this morning is for two challenges :-

ABC Christmas Challenge#7 - Glitz.

Digital Tuesday Challenge#52 - Scrap It


The sponsor for ABC this time is Toucan Scraps. To enter and find out the prize on offer click here .

The sponsor for Digital Tuesday this time is DustinPike . To enter and find out the prize on offer click here .

The Digi Image I have used is "Waiting for Santa to Come" from Inger Harding Design. The image and mount has been cut using Mega Curved Rectangles Nesties from Spellbinders. The image has been coloured with Promarkers. The berries on the window decoration has been glittered with Red Glitter glue from Craft Planet, although I don't think it shows in the photograph. The two bp's are scrap from my box as is the green card for the mount and the red bow was a decoration on the outside of a Christmas Cracker.

Thank you for looking today and any comments you have time to leave.

Cathy
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