Monday, 28 June 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge - "N" - 1st GD Card

Morning folks and I am so excited and nervous at the same time. Today is my first Guest Design spot on ABC Christmas Challenge. Helen has set the Challenge this fortnight and we are up to the letter "N" and it is for "NOEL" with an optional extra embossing.

Our sponsor is Wild Rose Studio this fortnight and the winner will receive TWO STAMPS of the winner's choice from their super "CHRISTMAS COLLECTION". To go to their site click here .


To enter the Challenge click here .





My Digi Image for my card is "Noel" from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The bp is from "Victorian Christmas" 8 x 8 Designer Paper Pack from Dovecraft. The bells on the hats are glittered with gold glitter glue. The ribbon and embellishments are from my stash.




Thank you for looking today and good luck to all of you that enter this fortnights Challenge.
Cathy


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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge#16

Second posting of the afternoon. Footie not started yet!!!! This card is for:-

Karen's Doodles Challenge#16 - Tag it. To enter this challenge click here .



I really enjoyed making this card and I am pleased with the outcome. For this card the Digi Image is "Bath Time" by Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The tags have been cut using "Scalloped Tags" S3031 die from Spellbinders. The edges of the image and tags have been distressed with TH "Tumbled Glass" Distress Ink. The bubbles have been highlighted in places with Cosmic Shimmer "Aqua Twinkles". Hers Towel and Mirror are from Card Connection. Ribbon and sentiment peel offs are from my stash.
Thank you for looking for the second time this afternoon.
Cathy
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Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#22

Afternoon girls. Is your OH watching the football this afternoon!!!! I will see how I go I might join him later. This is my first posting of the afternoon. My card is for :-

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#22 - Easel Card with a Twist (One for the Boys) To enter this challenge click here .

The Digi Image is "Time to Relax" from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The bp's are "Best Friends" from Fancy Pants. The sentiment is computer generated. The buttons are from my stash. The cord is from my OH garage stash. Lol!!!

Thank you for looking this very hot and busy afternoon.

Cathy
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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge#64

Morning folks. Sorry I didn't get back yesterday but friends turned up out of the blue. OH wasn't too pleased as he didn't get to watch England play. Lol!!!

My card today is for:-

Digital Tuesday Challenge #64 - Christmas in June. To enter this Challenge click here .

Standing and slightly Open.

Laying down Closed.

The Digi Image today is "Twas the Night Before Christmas" from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The bp's are "Vintage Stockings Christmas" and "Wavy Stripes Christmas" from DoCrafts downloads. The sentiment is cut from one of the bp's. I have glittered part of the hat and also the flame on the candle.
Thank you for looking this very hot day and I hope thinking of Christmas has cooled you down. Lol!!!
Cathy
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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Crafty Ann Challenge#17 - The CD Sunday Challenge#9

Good Afternoon, my first posting of the afternoon. Beautiful sunny and hot here, I expect the air will be blue if England doesn't win later but still I will have to take cover to miss all the bad language from OH Lol!!!

My first card this afternoon is for:-

Crafty Ann Challenge#17 - Embossing. To enter this Challenge click here .

The CD Sunday Challenge#9 - Have a Heart. To enter this Challenge click here .

For this A5 card I have used "Victorian Romance" CDROM from Joanna Sheen. Both the topper image and the two bp's are from this great CDROM. The heart has been cut using a Heart die by Spellbinders. It has been embossed using a embossing folder by Cuttlebug. The ribbon is from Celebrate. The sentiment is a silver peel off from my stash.

Thank you for looking and I will be back later.

Cathy
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Monday, 21 June 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge#15 - Die Cut Dreams Challenge#54

Evening Folks. Very unusual for me to be posting in the evening but I have been out today, hence I am catching up this evening. The sunshine has been a pleasent change today, it is the longest day so the nights will start to draw in. Lol!!!

My card this evening is for:-

Karen's Doodles Challenge#15 - In the Summertime. To enter this Challenge click here .

Die Cut Dreams Challenge#54 - Green & Blue Colour Combo for Teenage Boy. To enter this Challenge click here .

The Digi Image I have used for this 8" x 8" card is "On the Run" by Karen's Doodles. Colouring medium is Promarkers. I have used glittered silk ribbon border stickers around the edges from Dovecraft and distressed them with TH Distress Inks. The bp is also from Dovecraft "Masculine Designer" paper pack. The sentiment is computer generated.

Thank you for looking this evening.

Hugs
Cathy
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Sunday, 20 June 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge #63

Morning folks. I hope your man is being spoilt today, just like they spoil us on Mother's Day!!! Lol!!! My card today is for:-

Digital Tuesday Challenge#63 - An Easel Card. To enter this challenge click here .

The Digi Image is "Im Hog Wild Over You" Robyn's Fetish Collection. This was actually a prize along with some other's when I won a Challenge. Colouring medium is Promarkers. The image has been cut and embossed using "Standard Circles Large" and "Petite Scalloped Circles Large" Nesties by Spellbinders. Bp's are "Poppy" item #841 by Nancie Rowe- Janitz - Fancy Pants Designs. The sentiment is computer generated. The ribbon is from Eastern Treasures Europe Ltd. ref ET1256 - Threaded through a border cut with Marianne Design Creatables ref LR0101.

Thank you for taking the time to look.

Hugs
Cathy
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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Blog Candy On Offer

This fab Blog Candy is on offer at Trisha's blog to celebrate being chosen as a DT on a few Challenge Blogs. Click here to find out the rules of how to enter and be in with a chance of winning this super candy.
This is on offer until 8th July 2010.

Cathy
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Friday, 18 June 2010

New Challenge Starting + DT Call

This third posting of the day is to tell you about a New Challenge Blog opening in July, also they are doing a DT CALL now. The images are great. They are by the very talented artist Kenny Kiernan. He has just opened a new digital store you can find it here . And the new challenge blog here . So if you are interested you should get over there now. I have decided I will have a go so I have posted this past card for him to have a look at. I was going to post a better one but blogger didn't like it and twisted it around. Lol!!!


Good luck everyone.

Cathy
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ABC Christmas Challenge#13

Hi Folks. I did warn you earlier I would be back lol!!!

My second card today is for:-

ABC Christmas Challenge#13 - M for Mistletoe/Wine with an add optional extra Stitching. To enter this challenge click here .

The stamped images are "Winter Wishes" Popcorn the Bear Christmas Collection from Crafter's Companion. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The edges have been distressed with TH "Shabby Shutters" Distress Inks & picked out with Cosmic Shimmer "Aqua Twinkles". The bp is from "Frosty & Bright" CDROM Popcorn the Bear Christmas Collection from Crafter's Companion. The ribbon is from Eastern Treasures Europe Ltd - ref ET1256, it has been threaded through a border cut with Marianne Designs Creatables ref LR0101.

Thank you for looking again today.

Cathy
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Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club#21

Morning folks. A bit chilly here today and no sun at the moment. I was lost yesterday as my e-mails were down, internet was okay but sadly I couldn't receive or send any mail. All okay today I am pleased to say.

My first card today is for:-

Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club#21 - Vikki's Sketch. To enter this challenge click here . This will be the first time I have entered this challenge.

The Digi image is "Christmas Girl 2" by Inger Harding Design. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The image has been cut & embossed using "Standard Circles Large" Nestie from Spellbinders. The bp's are from "Victorian Christmas" CDROM from Joanna Sheen. Sentiment is computer generated. The flowers are B1681/CM PK from Joanna Sheen. The ribbon is from my stash.

Thank you for looking today and I will probably be back with another one later. Lol!!!

Cathy
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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Die Cut Dreams Challenge#53

Hi folks. I have been to the hospital this morning to have my wotsits checked. The 3 yearly check for ladies over 50!!!! Bit sore but not as bad as it use to be. New machines have moved on greatly.

My card today is for:-

Die Cut Dreams Challenge#53 - Strawberry & Chocolate Colour Combo. To enter this challenge click here .

The Digi Image is Ibic-freebie from Whoopsie Daisy. The colour medium is Promarkers, I have also distressed the edges with TH "Frayed Burlap" Distress Inks. It has been cut & Embossed using "Mega Curved Rectangles" Nesties by Spellbinders. The bp's are "Chocolate Box Dot" & "Ladybird Dot" from Jak Heath of Crafter's Kitchen. The flowers are from Prima Item #300265 and have been coloured with Promarkers, the pearl brad in the middle is from my stash.

Thank you for looking this sunny afternoon.

Cathy
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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

PollyCraft Challenge#48

Morning folks. Another dull and overcast day here in Essex. I am off to see the nurse a bit later I have sore little toes? She might chop them off Lol!!!! As long as it isn't my fingers as I will not be able to craft!!!!

My card today is for:-

PollyCraft Challenge#48 - Lets Have a Song. To enter this challenge click here .


My Digi Image is "Pirate Ethan" from PolyCraft. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The sentiment :-

Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum. Is computer generated.

The bp and the second Digi Image of a Treasure Chest I found on my computer and I can not remember where I got them from. The images and sentiment edges have been distressed with TH "Scattered Straw" Distress Ink. The cord is from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Cathy
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Monday, 14 June 2010

Sir Stampalot June Challenge

Morning peeps. I am so pleased that I have heard that I have won another challenge today. I love it as I do lack confidence in my cardmaking and this gives me a little boost. Today's card is for:-

Sir Stampalot June Challenge - Punches. To enter this challenge click here .

Today I have used a Digi Image from Digital Two for Tuesday, "Best Friends". The colouring medium is yet again Promarkers. Bp is "The Stack 6" 12x12 Papers from DCWV. I have used "Lattice String" all around the page punch from Martha Stewart. I have also used a five petal flower punch to cut the flowers and have put a pearl brad in the middle. The leaves were also cut with a punch.

Thank you for looking on this dull overcast day.

Cathy
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Sunday, 13 June 2010

3 Great Challenges!!!!

Morning folks. A bit overcast here today but quite muggy. I have been a good girl today and have carpet swept the whole place. I can't hoover these days OH has to do that. I have done one washing machine load and hung it up and the machine is just on the second load. I have no hand washing today thank goodness. My card today is for three great challenges:-

Bah Humbug Christmas Challenge#22 - "Anything Goes". To enter this challenge click here .

Karen's Doodles Challenge#14 - "Sketch". To enter this challenge click here .

Totally Papercrafts Challenge#20 - "Animal Magic". To enter this challenge click here .

The digi image is "Bigsby Cookies" from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The sentiment is computer generated. The edges of the image/sentiment have been distressed with TH "Scattered Straw" distress ink. The bp is a members free download from Crafter's Companion. The Flower & Acorn arrangement was actually off of my Christmas Cracker box last year. Lol!!!

Have a good day folks and thank you for looking.

Cathy
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Friday, 11 June 2010

Die Cut Dreams Challenge#52

Morning peeps. My husband can't get any sense out of me this morning as I have just found out I have won a Challenge and won three super Digi Images. Okay I am off of cloud 9 now!!! I will try and type some sense.

This card is for :-

Die Cut Dreams Challenge#52 - Angels. To enter this super challenge click here .

The image on this card I have had on my computer for ages, sorry I can not remember where it came from. I have resized it and printed it on Satin Photographic paper. Bp is strangely enough called "Heavenly" Item#847 by Nancie Rowe Janitz from Fancy Pants Designs. Flowers are B1681CM/PK from Joanna Sheen. Ribbon border cut with a die from Marianne Design Creatables - LR0101. I did a silly thing and forgot to wrap the ribbon around and stick it before sticking the backing card/paper down. This is the first time I have done this silly thing so I suppose there had to be a first time. The ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment was computer generated.

Thank you for looking on this dull and grey day.

Cathy
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Thursday, 10 June 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge#12

Morning peeps. This is my number four from yesterday that I didn't have time to load. Thank you to all that commented on all three yesterday and I promise I will catch up on my comments to everyone's this afternoon.

This card is for the ABC Christmas Challenge#12 - L for Lights + Optional Tree. To enter this challenge click here .

My image today is "Moose" from Karen's Doodles. Colouring medium is Promarkers. I have distressed the edges with TH "Peeled Paint" Distress Inks. Bp is actually some foiled Christmas wrapping paper from my stash. Sentiment is computer generated. Image & sentiment have been cut & embossed using "Curved Mega Rectangles" S5006 Nesties by Spellbinders. Christmas tree sticker/ribbon are from my stash.

Thank you for looking and I hope the weather is nicer today with you than it is here with me.

Cathy
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Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Messing Craft Club Card from Last Night!!!

Getting through my postings this afternoon. This is my third posting, will not do the fourth as I have to get ready for swimming tonight.

This card was started at my Messing Village Craft Club last night and as usual I didn't finish it. I was nearly there and if we hadn't packed up early last night I would have. It has become a joke with Lynne who runs it that I always finish them at home.
I am sorry I can not give you much information on the stamps as they were Lynne's/Viv's and I didn't get the name of them. I know the diecut bird on the side was a new die from Tim Holtz. We produced the background of the main card/tag by using distress inks, we stippled the card using shaving brushes. Lol!! Which gives a much subtle affect. In my case too subtle, which was a first for me because usually when I use Cut & Dry foam I am too heavy handed.

Thank you for looking and I promise I will stop posting now. Lol!!!

Cathy
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Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#19

Second posting of the afternoon. I don't think I will make the four that I have to post though. Lol!!!

This second card is for:-

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#19 - More than One Fold. To enter this challenge click here .


This is an Easel card. The Digi image is "Baby2" from Digital Two for Tuesday. The colouring medium is Promarkers. Bp is "retail Therapy" from DoCrafts. The ribbon is from my stash and threaded through a border cut & embossed using Marianne Design Creatables die LR0101. I have coloured the die cut border with one of the Promarkers used in colouring the image. The buttons are also from my stash.

Thank you for looking once again today.

Cathy
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Bah Humbug Challenge#21

Afternoon folks. Where do the days go to? It must be an age thing. I am off tonight to my disabled swimming club and I am quite looking forward to it tonight. Some weeks I have to drag myself there.

My first card this afternoon (I hope to post more) is for :-

Bah Humbug Challenge#21 - Acetate. To enter this challenge click here .

The Digi image is "Noel" from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. Bp is Victorian Christmas 8 x 8 Designer Paper Pack from Dovecraft. I have cut the aperture with Scalloped Square Large Nestie from Spellbinders. I have put acetate in the aperture. The ribbon is from my stash. The two Hologram greetings is also from my stash. The top one goes from Deck the Halls to Trim the Tree. The bottom one goes from Happy Holidays to Celebrate to Rejoice. The photo of course doesn't show this!!!

Thank you for looking this afternoon.

Cathy
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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Blog Award

I have been award this great award by my mate Doreen that I proudly accept.

There are several rules to follow:-

1/ Thank and link the person who gave you the award.

2/ Display the award on your blog.

3/ Tell 6 lies and one truth about yourself or vice versa. (I will have to put my thinking cap on for this one. I am a good girl and don't tell lies)!!!!

4/ Nominate 7 others and leave a message letting them know on their blogs.

I would like to nominate the following people who I would like to receive this award.

Kathleen

Edna

Beryl

Chrissie

Claire

Wendy

Pam

Please take a look at their blogs they are super!!!

Cathy
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Monday, 7 June 2010

Crafty Ann Challenge#16

Good Afternoon. The weather can not make up it's mind today what it is going to do. I have just had a manicure/eyebrow wax done at home. First time I have had this done at home and it seemed quite strange. I usually go and have them done at a saloon but they have gone bust, which is a shame as for one thing they sold my cards there and also I enjoyed going out to have them done. The girl who use to do them at the saloon has started up a mobile business.

My card today is for Crafty Ann Challenge#16 - Fly the Flag. It has to be National Flag colours + skin,stem,leaf tones. To enter this challenge click here .

For my card I am backing England, Red/White/Blue. The bp is "Polished Stone Brights - Royal Blue" from Crafty Ann. It has been printed onto Satin Photographic paper. The image is "Poppies" from Paper Ink Color. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The butterfly wings have been picked out in places with "Cosmic Twinkles" Aqua Twinkles. The white ribbon is from my stash.

Thank you for looking and I hope the weather is kind to you today.

Cathy
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Sunday, 6 June 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge#13

Morning folks. Sorry I haven't been around much the past few days but OH said he wanted some us time, he feels we don't spend enough time together. We have had a couple of days just going around our local area. Yesterday we were at the Medieval Fayre/Oyster Fayre held in our local castle park. This afternoon we are not going any where but he wants me to come off of the computer and also stop crafting at 1pm to spend time with him. Bless!!!

My card today is for:-

Karen's Doodles Challenge#13 - Distress It. To enter this challenge click here .

Image is "Mr Fix It Car" by Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The sentiment is a stamped image and the stamp was borrowed from my friend Viv and has been embossed. The image/sentiment have also been distressed with TH "Frayed Burlap" Distress Ink. Bp's is Playground item#986 - Michelle Coleman - Fancy Pants Designs. The added tools are from Artwork. This image will be great for my friend's husbands birthday in July as he is always tinkering with his car.

Thank you for looking and I will try to catch up visiting all your blogs but I have three days to catch up on. Lol!!!

Cathy
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Thursday, 3 June 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge#61

Hi folks. Second posting of the day. Hairdresser has done her best and left. Lol!!! My second card is for:-

Digital Tuesday Challenge#61 - Trendy. To enter this challenge click here .


This is an A5 card. The image is "Vicki Shops" from Sketching Stamper. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The edges have been distressed with TH "Spun Sugar" Distress Inks. Bp's are suitably named "Retail Therapy" from DoCrafts. Sentiment is computer generated using "Broadway BT" font. Flower is from my stash.
Thank you for looking for the second time today.
Cathy
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PollyCraft Challenge#46

Morning!!! Beautiful day again. I am waiting for my hairdresser, she was suppose to be here 8.30 this morning, she rang at 9am to say she will be here at 11am!!! My card today is for:-



PollyCraft Challenge#46 - Hidden Messages. To enter this super challenge click here .



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This an A5 card with half the front cut away. Image is "Fearn" from PolyCrafts. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The edges have been distressed with TH "Frayed Burlap" Distress Inks. The wings have been glittered in places. The hidden greeting "Happy Birthday" has been stamped with a stamp from my stash-no name on it. It has been put in a pocket on the inside of the card and backed with the same patterned Bp as the front of the card. The pocket is also made out of the same BP and attached with brads. The glittered Bp is from my stash. The flower is "Handcrafted Roses - AC0121M" from Colour Connection.
Thank you for looking today and I hope my description makes sense. Lol!!!
Cathy
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