Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#26

Good afternoon bloggers. Sorry I am not about a lot visiting your blogs but most of you know why.

My card today is for;-

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#26 - Feeling Fruity. To enter this challenge click here .

The Digi Image today is "Apple Girl" from Karen's Doodles. Colouring medium is Promarkers. Bp is Wink Collection "Little Miss" #841027 Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers cut with a punch. Pearl brads from my stash. Sentiment is computer generated. I have also used Scalloped Circles Large & Standard Circles Large Nesties from Spellbinders.

Thank you for looking and thank you for all your kind messages.

Hugs
Cathy
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Sunday, 25 July 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #19

Afternoon peeps. I am gradually getting back to my carding but will be more relaxed when Wednesday is over. Still got Dad to worry about but I am afraid he doesn't really know what is going on or know me.

My card today is for:-

Crafty Ann's Challenge #19 - Sir Cliff Richard Song.

My card could be for "Bachelor Boy" or "Summer Holiday" song title. I for one never go on a beach holiday but usually escape to a lovely village or to the country watching the wildlife. The Digi Image is "DS Boy" Lily Boo Designs from Cuddly Buddly. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The bp is "Float" Brook Collection #BK722 by Crate paper.com . The sentiment is computer generated. The buttons are from my stash.

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

Hugs
Cathy
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Friday, 23 July 2010

One Card - Four Challenges

Thank you once again folks for your kind thoughts. My card this evening is for four challenges :-

DieCut Dreams Challenge#57 - Acetate. To enter this challenge click here .

PolyCraft Challenge#53 - Happy Birthday. To enter this challenge click here.

Digital Tuesday Challenge #68 - Happy Birthday. To enter this challenge click here .

Karen's Doodles Challenge #20 - Happy Birthday. To enter this challenge click here .

The Digi Image is "Bee & Butterfly" a freebie from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The card is "Stardream" from Joanna Sheen. The Honey Pot & the sentiment Happy"Bee"Day! are from the "Busy Bees3" stamp plate by Creative Expressions. The flowers are from my stash.

Thank you for looking tonight.

Hugs
Cathy
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Thank You All

Thank you all for your thoughts and hugs. It was a great shock when the police came round in the middle of the night Thursday last week to tell me that my Mother of 80 had been rushed to hospital with a heart attack and had died and also that morning my Dad of 87 had been rushed into hospital as my parents carers had gone in to get them up and give them their medication and found that they couldn't wake him. My Dad is now off of the danger list and has been transfered to a short term care home today within the hospital grounds until they can sort out his future care. He will not be able to stay living on his own. I am going to visit him tomorrow. My Mum's funeral is Wednesday. I hope you can all bear with me and I will back blogging and entering challenges soon and catching up with visiting your blogs as well.

Hugs
Cathy
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DieCut Dreams DT Call

Morning folks. Sorry I haven't been around the past couple of days. I hope normal service will be resumed soon. Lol!!!!

My card today is for a DT call over on Die Cut Dreams. The lovely Susie is looking for another DT member for her very talented team. To find out more click here .

I have made a DL card for a change today instead of the usual Square or Easel. My Digi image is "Ann Bodil 14" from the talented Ann Bodil. Colouring medium is Promarkers. The edges of the image have been distressed with TH "Spun Sugar" Distress Inks. The bp is "Dreamer" item #943 from Fancy Pants Designs by Nancie Rowe Janitz. Bead embellishment is from my stash. The flowers were from Joanna Sheen.

Thank you for looking today and good luck to you if you enter.

Hugs
Cathy
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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

New Challenge Blog Starting/Design Call.

Afternoon folks. My posting this afternoon is to tell you about a new Challenge Blog starting on the 5th September 2010. It will be running once a month on the first Sunday of each month. Suzanne is also looking for 6 Design Team members for a 3 month post. The search is running from the 19th July 2010 until 8th August 2010. To apply go to LetsInkItUp . The Challenge Blog is for stamping only as the title says. Let's get using our stamps. I love the Digi Images and the CDROM's but let's not forget our STAMP'S!!!!

I am sorry Suzanne I know you only asked for three bits of our past work but I couldn't choose as they are all so different. I hope you forgive me. Lol!!!



















Thank you for looking today and good luck if you put your name forward.
Cathy
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Sunday, 18 July 2010

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#25

Hi again. My 2nd post of the day. The pond is coming on nicely. Just need some plants and some fish. Lol!!!

My second card today is for:-

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#25 - Receipe. To enter this Challenge click here .


The image is a prestamped image that I won as part of a Blog Candy. I am sorry I don't know anything about it but he is rather cute isn't he? The colouring medium I have used is Promarkers. The bp is "Dreamer" item#943 by Nancie Rowe Janitz from Fancy Pants Designs. The Jute Ribbon was also from the same Blog Candy. The sentiment and Butterflies are gold peeloffs from my stash.

Thank you for looking for the second time today.

Hugs
Cathy
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Karen's Doodles Challenge#19

Morning folks. Hubby is having fun building a little pond in the garden. We already had a small water feature there but he now wants to make in to a proper pond. Bless!!! He expects me to keep going out to take photo's as it is progressing!!!!

I am excited as yesterday I was asked if I would be a Guest Designer for the month of August over on Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog so I of course said yes.

My first card today is for :-

Karen's Doodles Challenge#19 - A Different Shape Card. To enter this challenge click here .


The Digi Image is of course from Karen's Doodles and is "Butterfly Girl". The colouring medium is Promarkers. The bp is "The Stacks6" from DCWV. The edges of the image have been distressed with TH "Tumbled Glass" Distress Inks" The sentiment is a silver peeloff from my stash. The Quilled Butterfly is also from my stash.
Thank you for looking today.
Hugs
Cathy
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Saturday, 17 July 2010

Wedding Card for a Blogger Friend.

Morning peeps. I would have been on sooner but as I started we had a power cut. I am also still trying to come to terms with my news that I received in the night of Thursday.

My card today is for a Blogger friend and her soon to be husband.

The Pyrimage Image/bp & insert are from PopCorn the Bear "Romance" CDROM from Crafter's Companion. The image has been mounted onto a square cut using Spellbinders Nestie. The flowers & ribbon are from my stash. The sentiment is computer generated.

Thank you for looking and also thank you for your kind thoughts through my bad times.

Cathy
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Friday, 16 July 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge#67

Morning folks. A bit tired as I have been up half the night. I had some shocking news in the night but I am trying to come to terms with it. It will take me sometime to get over it I expect, if ever!!!

My card today is for:-

Digital Tuesday Challenge#67 - A Sketch by Lora. To enter this challenge click here .

The Digi Image is "Flower Garden 14" Lily Boo DS from Cuddly Buddly Crafts. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The bp is a scrap, I know it is a Fancy Pants Design paper but which one I am sorry I can't remember. The ribbon & flowers are from my stash. The sentiment is computer generated.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge - 2nd GD Card - Ornament

Hello fellow bloggers. Another nervous day for me as it is my 2nd GD card today. We are up to the letter "O" this fortnight and it is for - Ornament with the optional extra of Gloss & Shine.

Our sponsor this fortnight is SimonSaysStamp . They are offering the lucky winner as a prize $15 gift certificate to their store and they are paying the postage.


To enter this challenge click here .


For my second card I have used "Trimming the Tree" stamp by Elisabeth Bell from Sugar Nellie Stamps. The lights and star have been coloured with Sakura Glitter Pens the rest of the image with Promarkers. The image has been cut and embossed using "Standard Circles Large" and "Petite Scalloped Circles Large" Nesties by Spellbinders. The edges have been distressed with TH "Shabby Shutters" Distress Inks. The bp is "Traditional Christmas Colossal" Paper Pack 8 x 8 by Papermania. The leaves have been cut using "Leaves#1" by Little Claire Designs. The Poinsettia has been cut using "Poinsettia 1" LR0121 by Marianne Design Creatables dies.

Thank you for looking and good luck to all of you that enter this fortnight's challenge.

Hugs
Cathy
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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#24 - 2nd Entry

Hi folks. It rained yesterday which did the garden a bit of good, it is trying to rain today but is definately cooler today. Sorry I didn't post yesterday but I was at Hydro Therapy at the hospital yesterday and when I got home I was shattered. Had a late breakfast in town today and paid a few bills and top up on freezer food.

My card today is a second entry for:-

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#24 - Swirls & Pearls. To enter this challenge click here .


The details for this card are the same as the one below except the bp is a different one and is also from my stash. I have just used a different image off of the same stamp plate. The swirl is the same and is the pearls.
Thank you for looking.
Hugs
Cathy
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Sunday, 11 July 2010

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#24

Morning peeps. A nice breeze here today but the sun is still out. It is meant to rain today but it always misses us.

My card today is for:-

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#24 - Swirls & Pearls. To enter this challenge click here .

I have actually made two cards for this challenge today, they both are very similar and I couldn't make up my mind which one to enter. I might enter the other one later in the week.

I have used a stamp today for a change and it is the first time of using it. It is a stamp from Debbi Moore Designs. It is a clear stamp plate - Sorry it hasn't any number or name on it or on the packaging and I can't remember what it was called. I have stamped it using Colour Box Petal Point - Brocade Pigment Pad Ruby Satin and Embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. The image has been Cut & Embossed with "Standard Circles Large" Nesties from Spellbinders. The Swirl has been Cut & Embossed using LR0120 die from Marianne Design Creatables. The Pearls and BP is from my stash.

Thank you for looking today.

Hugs
Cathy
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Saturday, 10 July 2010

Fabulous Award


Hi folks it is me back again for my second posting of the day. I have just received this fabulous award from DOREEN . Thank you so much hun.
There are of course rules to follow.
* Thank the person who gave it to you.
* Tell seven things about yourself.
* Pass the award on to five other bloggers who you think are fantastic.
If you can pick just five as I know it is hard as there are a lot of talented people about.
This is hard - seven things about me.
1. I spend all my day crafting and blogging.
2. I spend all my money on crafting.
3. I am glad I retired early from work.
4. I could never return to work as I have ill health.
5. Love my Husband to bits.
6. Glad of good friends.
7. Love going to my craft clubs.
I would like the award to go to:-
I hope you all accept.
Hugs
Cathy
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Digital Tuesday Challenge#66 - Karen's Doodles Challenge#18

Phew!!! Hot again folks. Went out this morning early and had breakfast in our local garden centre, while we were there we bought some top soil. OH pottered for awhile in the garden when we got home but he soon came in as it was too hot.

My card today is for:-

Digital Tuesday Challenge#66 - Red, White & Blue. To enter this challenge click here .

Karen's Doodles Challenge#18 - Clean & Simple. To enter this challenge click here .

The Digi Image is "Baby's First Taste of Snow" by Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers & Clear Sakura Glitter Pen. The embossed folder is a Cuttlebug folder. The image has been cut and embossed using a square Nestie from Spellbinders. The sentiment is computer generated.

Thank you for looking this very very hot day!!!

Hugs
Cathy
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Friday, 9 July 2010

Die Cut Dreams Challenge#56- Polycraft Monday Challenge#51

Morning folks. Phew!!! It is so hot again. Garden is dying with the lack of water. We are on a water meter so I am afraid the plants are going without.

My card today is for:-

DieCut Dreams Challenge#56 - Happy 1st Birthday- + a Blog Candy Hop as they are celebrating their first birthday. To enter the challenge and the hop click here .

PolyCraft Monday Challenge#51 - Sketch by Marit. To enter this challenge click here .

Today my Digi Image is "Duck with Cake" from PolyCraft. The flame on the candle is coloured with a Sakura Glitter pen, the rest of the image is coloured with Promarkers. The image and sentiment edges are distressed with TH "Shabby Shutters" Distress Inks. The sentiment is computer generated. Bp's are Brook Collection "Float" #BK722 - Crate Paper.com . Gems are PMA351112 Iridescent from Papermania. Ribbon border cut and embossed using Marianne Design Creatables die LR0104 . The ribbon is from my stash.

Thank you for looking and good luck with the blog hop.

Cathy
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Thursday, 8 July 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge#18

Afternoon folks. I have been good and have been for a little walk this morning over a Country Park that OH & I belong to. Fed the birdies and fish, then went and had a naughty bit of cake & coffee in the tea room.

Todays card is for:-

Crafty Ann's Challenge #18 - A Different Shaped Easel Card. To enter this challenge click here .

My Easel card is an A5 Landscape card. The Digi Image is "Hello Cupcake" - Nina J May - Paper Cupcakes. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The Swirl has been cut using Marianne Design Creatables die LR0118. The Butterfly has also been cut using Marianne Design Creatables die this time LR0113. The bp's is "The Stack6" from DCWV. The sentiment is a Holographic peel off from my stash. The flower is also from my stash but was bought from Joanna Sheen's Craft Shop on line.

Thank you for looking today. The sun has just come out here in Colchester.

Hugs
Cathy
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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Bah Humbug Christmas Challenge#25 - Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge#25

Morning folks. I have spent part of the morning clearing out boxes in my Craft Room and moving things around, as my OH has gone out and bought me 22 more A4 clear boxes. Yippee!!! I only stopped as I was getting tired. I will have another go another time. Bless him he has got rid of a lot of his books to the Charity shop to make room for them.

My card today is for:-

Bah Humbug Challenge #25 - Less is More. To enter this challenge click here .

Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge#25 - Christmas Wreath. To enter this challenge click here .

I have used "Baggy Jumper" stamp MR110 from the Messy Rabbit range from Joanna Sheen. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The snow has been picked out with Cosmic Shimmer "Aqua Twinkles". The wreath is "Holly Wreath" SPJB 037 from Stickopatamas Jolee's Boutique Sticker Collage. The sentiment is a gold peel off from my stash.

Thank you for looking this morning.

Hugs
Cathy
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Monday, 5 July 2010

The CD Sunday Challenge#11

Morning folks. It isn't quite so hot here so far and there is a bit of a breeze. I am off to the hospital this afternoon for my Hydro Therapy so I will be very tired when I come out, so it is a good job it seems to have cooled down a bit. My card today is for:-

The CD Sunday Challenge#11 - Just For You. To enter this challenge click here .

The image/bp/sentiment and insert all come from "Puppies & Kittens" CDROM from Joanna Sheen & Giordano. The Swirl is cut using LR0120 from Marianne Design Creatables. The flowers are from my stash but they were bought from Joanna Sheen's Craft Shop on line.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
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Saturday, 3 July 2010

Pollycrafts Challenge#50-Totally Papercrafts Challenge#23

Hi again. Not sure I am feeling right, this is my third posting today. Lol!!! This one is for:-

Pollycrafts Challenge#50 - Pinkalicious. To enter this challenge click here .

Totally Papercrafts Challenge#23 - One for the Girls. To enter this challenge click here .

The Digi Image is "Flo-the Simple Things" from Polycraft. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The corners of the image have been punched with a flower and leaf punch from X Cut. The bp is "Alluring" Item #858 Kewl Papers by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Designs. I have also used Marianne Creatables die set LR0111. The gem is from my stash.

Thank you for looking for the third time today and I promise I will not post anymore tonight.

Hugs
Cathy
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Karen's Doodles Challenge#17

Hi again second posting of the day. I kept my promise. Lol!!! This one is for:-

Karen's Doodles Challenge#17 - Black/White/One other Colour. To enter this challenge click here .

My Digi Image is of course from Karen Doodles and is "Elephant Valentine". Colouring medium is Promarkers. The image has been cut and embossed using Spellbinders square Nesties. The edges have distressed using TH "Worn Lipstick" Distress Inks. The bp is "The Stack 6" from DCWV. The sentiment is computer generated. The flower is from Colour Connection "Handcrafted Roses" AC0121R.

Thank you for looking for the second time today.

Cathy
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Diecut Dreams Challenge#55 - Digital Tuesday Challenge#65-Sir Stampalot - July Challenge

Morning peeps. Phew!!! isn't it hot? And I don't know where this week has gone. I seem to have been busy out and about every day this week. Sorry I haven't posted much. My first of two postings today is for:-

Diecut Dreams Challenge#55 - Life's a Beach. To enter this challenge click here .

Digital Tuesday Challenge#65 - Summertime. To enter this challenge click here .

Sir Stampalot Challenge#July - Lazy Hazy Days of Summer. To enter this challenge click here .


The Digi Image is "On the Beach" from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The image has been cut & embossed using "Petite Ovals Large" and "Petite Scalloped Ovals Large" Nesties by Spellbinders put through the Cuttlebug. Bp is "Play" Item #643 Celebrate by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Design. The Bucket/Spade/and Sandcastle are from Button Fun - Dress it Up by Jesse James & Co. The sentiment is computer generated.

Thank you for looking and I will try to be back later. Lol!!!

Cathy
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