Monday, 31 May 2010

The CD Sunday Challenge#7-Diecut Dreams Challenge#50

Hi again. Third posting of the day. Blogger has behaved himself this time, even though it is an 8 x 8 card. This card I made yesterday for one of my relatives as it is his 60th birthday and I was so pleased it fitted two challenges:-

The CD Sunday Challenge#7 - Feathered Friends. To enter this challenge click here .

Die Cut Dreams Challenge#50 - Celebration Card (Must have a number on it). It is one of the DT's birthday today (Nicola). Happy Birthday hun. To enter this challenge click here .

For this 8 x 8 card I have used "Woodland Treasures" CDROM by Peerless Designs. It is the first time I have used this particular CDROM and is also the first I have purchased from this company. The image/bp's/insert have come from this super CDROM. The card is Stardream, bought from Joanna Sheen. The 60 peeloff is from my stash. I will add the name later as the birthday isn't until September.

Thank you for looking for the third time today.

Cathy
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Bah Humbug Christmas Challenge#20

Hi peeps second posting of the day. Way behind in my postings as I have been craft shopping. Getting fed up with blogger twisting my images around but there doesn't seem anything I can do. Lol!!! At least this one today isn't completely upside down. This card is for:-

Bah Humbug Christmas Challenge#20 - Silhouettes. To enter this challenge click here .

For this card I used the image & Bp's from "Dancing with Shadows" CDROM by Joanna Sheen. The sentiment was computer generated. The silver bow is from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Cathy
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Karen's Doodles Challenge#12 - Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#18

Hi peeps. Weather very overcast this Bank Holiday Monday. Never mind it is great weather for crafting lol!!!. This is the first of hopefully three postings today, if I get time that is. I do try to leave comments on all the DT cards of the challenges I am entering and this all takes time!!! This card is for two challenges:-

Karen's Doodles Challenge#12 - Buttons & Bows. To enter this challenge click here .

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#18 - Monochromatic. To enter this challenge click here .

The image for this card is "Peekaboo" by Karen's Doodles. Colouring Medium is Promarkers. Image cut & mounted with Nesties by Spellbinders. Bp/buttons are from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Cathy
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Saturday, 29 May 2010

PolyCraft Challenge#45

Afternoon folks. Raining steadily here this afternoon, hopefully giving my bedding plants that I planted yesterday afternoon a nice little drink. My card today is for :-

PolyCraft Monday Challenge:- Buttons & Butterflies. To enter this challenge click here .


The frog image is a freebie from PolyCrafts. The colouring medium is Promarkers. Bp's "The Stack 6 12 x 12 from DCWV. The image is cut & mounted using "Petite Scalloped Circles Large and Standard Circles Large Nesties by Spellbinders. The butterflies are cut with "Butterflies" S3 038 by Spellbinders. The buttons are from my stash.
Hope you are all well and enjoying your Bank Holiday.
Cathy
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Friday, 28 May 2010

2 Cards for The CD Sunday Challenge#6

Morning Ladies (& Gentleman). Lovely sunny day so far but still a very cold wind. Still worried about putting my recently bought bedding plants out as one year there was a sharp frost over night and we lost the lot. Made me laugh because we met exactly the same people the next week rebuying their plants. I have put forward two cards for The CD Sunday Challenge as one keeps being twisted upside down how ever much I try to alter it. So it is stand on your head time!!! To enter this great challenge click here .

For this first card I used "Glitter & Glitz"-Magic Moments CDROM by Debbi Moore Designs. I have used it for the Image/Bp/Sentiment. All have been mounted onto Silver Mirri Card. I have picked out some of the details using Aqua Twinkies - Cosmic Shimmer.


For this upside card lol!!! The image is from "100 Art Nouveau & Art Deco Images" CDROM by Debbi Moore Designs. The bp is from "Glitter & Glitz" - Magic Moments CDROM by Debbi Moore Designs. Ribbon is from my stash. The silk flower is from Colour Connection - "Spring Garden" AC0108M.
Thank you for looking and I hope you are not dizzy now!!!!
Cathy
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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

DieCut Dreams Challenge#49

Hi folks - second posting of the day. What I forgot to say on my first posting that I also did some craft shopping this morning, te hee. My second card today is for Diecut Dreams Challenge#49 - Words No Stamped Images. To enter this challenge click here .


The image is from "Eastern Treasures" CDROM from Joanna Sheen. It was some left over in my scrapbox from a previous card. It was printed twice, once on Staples "Text & Graphic and once on Ink Jet Acetate and layered on top of one another. The stamped senitment is from Clarity Stamps. The ribbon is from my stash.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Cathy
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Crafty Ann Challenge#15 plus 1st Blog Hop

Hi you lovely people. A lot colder the past few days here, back to wearing trousers instead of shorts. Went to buy bedding plants today, not putting them in the ground yet in case we get a frost, which is possible as the daytime temp has dropped by 10 degrees. My card today is for the lovely

Craft Ann Challenge#15/Blog Hop - Lots of Colour. To enter this challenge/blog hop click here .
it is also for :-

Digital Tuesday Challenge#60 - Cute People. To enter this challenge click here .


The digi image is a freebie from Digital Two for Tuesday "Dog 1" The image has been coloured with Promarkers but I used "Tumbled Glass" TH Distress inks for the sky. The bp is "Giggle" item#973 from Fancy Pants Designs. The flower brads are from K & Company "Paper Flower Brads" code 545328.

Thank you for looking.

Cathy
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Monday, 24 May 2010

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#17

Hi again, 2nd post of the afternoon. This one is for Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#17 - Strawberry Inspiration. To enter this fun challenge click here .

For my card I have used the decoupage image by House Mouse Design "Home & Garden" from Joanna Sheen. The bp is Celebrate item#643 "Play" by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Designs. Flowers cut with the Cuttlebug die "Scribble Flower" 2 dies.

Thank you for looking for the second time today.

Cathy
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Karen's Doodles Challenge#11

Good afternoon folks. Phew!!! it is hot! Love it though. I had to go to the dentist for a check up this morning. All okay I am pleased to say. Hate going to the dentist. My 1st card today is for Karen's Doodles Challenge #11 - Make it Masculine. To enter this super challenge click here .

I have used the super image from Karen's Doodles "Crafting Widow". Colouring Medium is Promarkers. Sentiment computer generated. Image & Sentiment edges distressed with "Frayed Burlap" TH Distress Ink. Bp "Playground" item #986 Spiffy - by Michelle Colemans from Fancy Pants Designs. Button is from my stash. I have also used X cut Large corner punch.

Hope the weather is good where you are and you have enjoyed visiting my blog today.

Cathy
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Saturday, 22 May 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge#11/Bah Humbug Christmas Challenge#19

Afternoon bloggers and peeps. Lovely day here in Essex. My card today is for two Christmas Challenges :-

ABC Christmas Challenge#11 - "K is for Kisses (optional extra a different shape) To enter this challenge click here .

Bah Humbug Christmas Challenge#19 - Ribbon. To enter this challenge click here .


For these two challenges the image has come from Karen's Doodles "First Kiss". Colouring medium is Promarkers. The image has been cut & mounted using Spellbinders Nesties. Bp Daisy & Dandelion Christmas Collection "A Winter's Tale". Ribbon from my stash. Sentiment & Holly is also from my Stash.

Thank you for looking and I hope you are enjoy sunshine where you are today.

Cathy
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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Three Challenges!!!

Afternoon peeps. It was lovely and sunny here this morning then late morning it all disappeared. Never mind it is still fairly warm. I was going to have my hairdresser come this morning to give me a bit of a tidy up but she phoned to say that there is major eruptions in her life and she had to put it on hold until next week. I think myself lucky that life is okay with me at the moment.

My card today is for Three Challenges:-

Pollycraft Monday Challenge#44 - Summer Blooms. To enter this challenge click here .

Sir Stampalot May Challenge - Butterflies & Blooms. To enter this challenge click here .

Digital Tuesday Challenge#59 - Vellum. To enter this challenge click here .

I am afraid the picture of this card is a little dark. My photographer did tell me to choose the other one but I wouldn't listern. Lol!!!!

The digi image is "Butterfly Girl" from Karen's Doodles. The image was coloured with Promarkers. I have used Petite Scalloped Circles Large & Standard Circles Large Nesties from Spellbinders to Cut & Mount the image. The Butterflies have been cut & embossed using "Butterflies" S3 038 die from Spellbinders. The Vellum flower pattern backing is from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Cathy
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(The sun has just come out again!!!)

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge#18/TheCD Sunday Challenge#5/ 2nd Entry Die Cut Dreams Challenge#48

Morning peeps. Sorry I wasn't about yesterday but I was visiting my BIL & SIL for the day. We usually stay two days but being as I have been missing last week and have lots to catch up on we only stayed the day.

My card today is for three challenges :-

Bah Humbug Christmas Challenge#18 - Punched Borders. To enter this challenge click here .

The CD Sunday Challenge#5 - Days Gone By. To enter this challenge click here .

Die Cut Dreams Challenge#48 - (2nd entry for this one) - Lace in Your Creation. To enter this challenge click here .




Today I have made an easel card. I love making these. The Image & BP's are from "The Cardmakers Year" from Joanna Sheen. The sentiments are peel offs from my stash. The lace is "Venaissance" Llewelyn -Bowen from TrimCrafts. I have also used a Martha Stewart " Doily Lace " punch for the borders.

Thank you for looking today and I hope have been successful in completing all the rules for these three challenges. Lol!!!

Cathy
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Monday, 17 May 2010

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#16/DieCut Dreams Challenge#48

Morning peeps. Blisters alot better today, ankles still a bit swollen. My card today is for two challenges :-
Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#16 - Wedding /Anniversary. Their sponsor this week is DisDigiDownloads . To enter this challenge/find out the prize on offer click here .

DieCut Dreams Challenge#48 - Lace it Up. Their sponsor this week is Vikki from PoshPinsandCharms . To enter click here .

The stamped image is "Hoot Loves You" HO409 from Joanna Sheen. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The bp is a scrap left over from my stash, but I think it was from "Dancing with Shadows" CDROM from Joanna Sheen. The lace is "Venaissance" Llewelyn - Bowen from TrimCrafts. The flower is from my stash but again was bought from Joanna Sheen. I have also used Standard Circles Large & Petite Scalloped Circles Large Nesties from Spellbinders.

Thank you for looking today, and I send my good wishes to friends that are below par.

Cathy
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Sunday, 16 May 2010

2 More Challenges!!!!

Morning you lovely people. Wash day again!!! Seems to have come round quick this week. Lol!!!

My card today is for two challenges :-

Polycraft Monday Challenge #43 - A Sketch. To view the sketch/enter and see the prize on offer click here .

Digital Tuesday Challenge #58 - "Make me Laugh". Their sponsor this week is DustinPike . To enter and find out the prize on offer click here .


The cute and funny image is from Crafty Ann's shop. The colouring medium is Promarkers. Bp "Best Friends" item#977 by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Designs. There is two cordinating papers used but I am afraid it doesn't show very well as I have covered the design of the other one over with the ribbon. I have used a Martha Stewart punch. The ribbon trim is "Venaissance" Llewelyn-Bowen from Trimcrafts.

Thank you for looking and leaving your comments, they mean alot to me.

Cathy
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Saturday, 15 May 2010

The Sunday CD Challenge#4

Morning Folks. Finished clearing my load of washing and ironing from my holiday, but guess what it is my usual wash day again tomorrow. Lol!!!

This card to day is for The Sunday CD Challenge - "Country Charm". To enter and view the rules click here . The image and bp is from Pamela West Collection CDROM from Joanna Sheen. The lace is from my stash. The flowers are also from my stash but were bought from Joanna Sheen.

Thank you for looking.

Cathy
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Friday, 14 May 2010

2 Challenges Today

Hi again Folks, second posting of the day. This card is for two challenges today, it was going to be for three but I missed the deadline last night.

It is for :-

Crafty Ann's Challenge #14 - Anything Goes. To enter and find out the prize on offer click here

Karen's Doodles Challenge #10 - A Sketch. To enter/view the sketch to work to/find out the prize on offer click here .

The digi image used is "Just for You" from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. Bp is Celebrate by Michelle Coleman "Play" item #643 from Fancy Pants Designs. Lace by Llewelyn-Bowen "Venaissance" from Trimcraft. Mount cut using Petite Scalloped Circles Large and Standard Circles Large Nesties from Spellbinders. Serntiment is a peel off from my stash. Gems PMA704 Adhesive Stones - Gold from Papermania.

Thank you for looking again today.

Cathy
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We Are Back/6 New Cards

Hi Folks. We are back. We had a super but tiring holiday, we need another one to get over it. Lol!!! I have come home with swollen feet and legs and lots of blisters on my toes. Tony even enjoyed it and says he would love to go back!!!!

I had a phone call to say that the saloon where I was selling my cards has closed and gone into liquidation while I have been away. I feel sorry for the staff and the customers that have paid for different courses as they will be last in the pecking order of things. I now have to look for a different outlet as although I didn't make a profit on what I charged it was keeping the hobby going.


This card above I started when I went to Sheena Douglass workshop and as usual I was behind others so put it together when I got home. We have used Acetate/Alchol Inks/Archival Pad/Pefect Medium/Gold Embossing Powder/Blending Solution to make this card.
















These top five cards have been made stamping "Butterfly Montage" from Clarity Stamps. They have all been stamped with Versa Mark & embossed with Hologram embossing powder. All have been mounted using Scalloped Square Nestie from Spellbinders. It is remarkable how different they come out just using different coloured card to stamp on. They have all been mounted onto different coloured Mirri card.
Thank you for looking and I hope you have all been well and safe while I have been away.
Cathy
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Monday, 3 May 2010

Bye - We Are Off

Hi Blogger friends. We are finally off. Just going to Gatwick Hilton Hotel to stay for the night then it is up up and away tomorrow.

This photo was taken on our 25th Wedding Anniversary - 20th April this year. We are now continuing our celebrations over the next week. Catch up with you all in 8 days time.

Thank you for looking and keep safe.

Cathy & Tony
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Saturday, 1 May 2010

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#14

Hi peeps - last challenge before I go away. Lol!!! It has to be, I have lots of washing/ironing and packing to do tomorrow.

This one is for Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#14 - A Sketch. Their sponsors this week is SimonSaysStamp . To enter and also see the prize on offer click here .

For this one I have used Digi Image "Rock Chix Singer" from Sandra Dry Designs. I have used Promarkers as the colouring medium. The edges have been distressed with "Aged Mahogany" Distress Inks. The image has been cut out using "Standard Circles" Nestie by Spellbinders. Bp's - Fancy Pants - "Polly" item #931 by Jodi Sanford. Stickers are from "Foilart Stickers". Sentiment is computer generated.
Thank You for looking today and I wish you all good health and happiness while I am away.
Cathy
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