Friday, 31 December 2010

Crafty Ann Challenge#31 - DT Card

Morning folks. Another great challenge has just started over at CraftyAnns . Ann is giving away a Digi Image over on the Challenge Blog to be used in this challenge. This time our theme is:-
Same but Different - Card/Project. Any colour scheme - any layout - any embellishement of your choice as long as the digi image is there too. To receive the image go to the Challenge Blog .


My DT Card.

The digi image is Faberge Egg Tropical, which I have already mentioned is over at Crafty Ann's to be used in this challenge and is FREE!!!! The colouring medium is Promarkers. The tree and Swirls on the egg have been picked out in glitter. The dp is Funky 5 Collection 1 also from Crafty Ann's . The main card and oval die are pearlised card. The oval has been cut using "Petite Scalloped Ovals Large" nestie from Spellbinders. The silver ribbon, foil Dolphins and silver sentiment peeloff are from my stash. I am entering this card for:-

Crafts and Me Challenge#20 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

I hope you have had a great Christmas and you enjoy your New Year celebrations. Look forward to seeing your creations with this Digi Image. This is my last DT card with Crafty Ann as I am stepping down, I thank Ann for giving me this chance to work on her team. I will of course join in the challenges when comitments allow.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Friday, 24 December 2010

6 Challenges!!!!!

Afternoon peeps. I am so pleased and relieved as the postman has just delivered the last of my OH's prezzies which was coming from America. I didn't think it was going to make it but it is here now. Talk about leaving it tight!!! My card today may be my last for this year, but I keep saying that!!!! It is for six Challenges :-

Stamping Vacation - No!! No!! Punches. To enter this challenge click here .
Aly's Sunday Challenge#ASC32 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
Allsorts Week83 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
Crafts and Me Challenge#20 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
Fairy Tale Challenge#4 - Baby. To enter this challenge click here .
Sweet Stampin - Celebrations. To enter this Challenge click here .


The stamped image is "Baby Hammock" 2073J - Penny Black - Margaret Sherry Collection. Cut using "Standard Circles Large" and "Petite Scalloped Circles Large" nesties from Spellbinders. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The background has been done with a Cuttlebug folder. The ribbons are from my stash.

Thank you for looking at this very busy time of year.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#39 - DT Card

Morning folks. Another Challenge has just started at Digi Doodle Shop's Best . This week's theme is ANYTHING GOES .

Here is my DT Card.

This card is an A5 Gatefold card. The image used is "The Soda Pop" from Digi Doodle Shop . The colouring medium is Promarkers. The dp is "The Stack6" from DCWV. The sequin hearts & ribbon are from my stash.

I hope you enjoy this challenge and you are all ready for Christmas. Lol!!!
There will be no Challenge#40 next week as Judy is giving the DT a little break. We will return with Challenge #41 on the 6th Jan. Have a super time.

I am entering this card for the following Challenges:-

Stamping Vacation- No!! No!!! Punches. To enter this challenge click here .

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#47 - Time to Party. To enter this challenge click here

Digital Tuesday Challenge#90 - Let's Celebrate. To enter this challege click here

Aly's Sunday ASC33 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here

Allsorts Week 83 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here

I Did It Creation Challenge#34 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here

Crafts and Me Challenge#20 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge#42-Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#47-Digital Tuesday Challenge#90-Alys Sunday ASC33-Allsorts Week83-I Did It Creations #34


Morning folks. A bit warmer here today so I think that mean's we are in for more snow as it was far too cold yesterday for it to snow. My card today is for seven Challenges:-

Karen's Doodles Challenge#42 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here , you do have to use a Karen's Doodles image though.

Totally PaperCraft Challenge#47 - Time to Party. To enter this challenge click here .

Digital Tuesday Challenge#90 - Let's Celebrate. To enter this challenge click here .
Aly's Sunday ASC33 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
Allsorts Week83 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
I Did it Creations Challenge#34 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
Stamping Vacation - No!No! Punches. To enter this challenge click here .
The image is "Bigsby" from of course Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. I have used Anita's 3D Clear Gloss Finish from Do Craft's on the Balloons. The dp is "Daisy" item#839 Botanical Papers by Nancie Rowe-Janitz from Fancy Pants Design. The sentiment is a freebie from MM Design. The ribbon is from my stash. I have aslo used "standard Circles Large" and "Petite Scalloped Circles Large" nesties from Spellbinders.

Thank you for taking the time to look at this very busy time of year.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Monday, 20 December 2010

Patties Creations Challenge#9-Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#53

Hi second posting of the day. This card is very similar to the first but is slightly different. It is for three Challenges:-

Patties Creations Challenge#9 - Punch or Punches. To enter this challenge click here .

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#53 - Quick & Easy Christmas. To enter this challenge click here .

Craft Your Days Away Challenge#10 - Punch it Out. To enter this challenge click here .

The image & bp are both from "The Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection Part2" CD-ROM by Joanna Sheen. I have used the Invertage version of the image for this one. The image has been picked out with 85 Crystal Glitter from Art Institute Glitter. The two snowflake trims are cut of glitter card using a Martha Stewart punch. The greeting is a peel off from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#53-Patties Creations Challenge#9

Morning folks. We didn't have anymore snow last night but it is meant to come again later this afternoon. Went to town 7.15am this morning and had breakie and then went into M&S and got my turkey and a few other bits. Then went to Sainsburys and bought a lot of other things. I am leaving the milk and fresh fruit/veg until Wednesday, so I hope we don't get completely snowed in. We drink black coffee so that is okay but we will not have fresh veg etc if we do.

My first card today is for three Challenges:-

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge# 53 - Quick & Easy Christmas. To enter this challenge click here .

Patties Creations Challenge#9 - Punch or Punches. To enter this challenge click here .

Crafty Your Days Away Challenge#10 - Punch it Out. To enter this challenge click here .

I am posting two quite similar cards today but they are different I promise you. This first one has the image & bp from "The Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection Part 2" CD-ROM by Joanna Sheen. I have used the Pyramage version of the image for this one. The image has been picked out using 85 Crystal Glitter from Art Institute Glitter. The snowflake trim has been cut out of glitter card using a Martha Stewart punch. The greeting is a peel off from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#53-Hodge Podge Challenge#6-Paper Romance Challenge#29-Stamping Vacation - No Punches


Morning again folks. Back again for my second posting of the day. Snowed in so I might as well stay in my craft room Lol!!!! This card is for four Challenges:-

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#53 - Quick & Easy Christmas. To enter this challenge click here .

Hodge Podge Challenge#6 - Blue & Silver Christmas. To enter this challenge click here .

Paper Romance Challenge#29 - The Backwards Colour Christmas. To enter this challenge click here .

Stamping Vacation - No!!! No!!! Punches. To enter this Challenge click here .

The image & bp are from "Christmas Creations" CD-ROM - Joanna Sheen & Giordano. Both have been mounted onto silver mirri card and picked out in places with 85 Crystal Glitter from Art Institute Glitter. The snowflakes have been cut out of glitter card using Marianne Design Creatables die LR0123. The greeting is a peel off from my stash.

Thank you for looking once again at this very busy time of year.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#53-Stamping Vacation - No Punches

Morning on this very snowy Sunday morning. Our snow started at 1.45pm yesterday and came down very heavy. Not sure we will have Turkey this year for Chrissy Dinner as this year I have left buying it until the last week. It is usually in the freezer weeks before.

This is my first posting of the day, I hope to be back later with a second one. This card is for two Challenges:-

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#53 - Quick & Easy Christmas. To enter this challenge click here .

Stamping Vacation- No!!! No!!! Punches. To enter this challenge click here .

The image & bp are from "Christmas Creations" CD-ROM - Joanna Sheen & Giordano. The image has been picked out using 85 Crystal Glitter from Art Institute Glitter. The Poinsettia has been cut using Marianne Design Creatables die LR0121 Poinsettia 1. The greeting is a peel off from my stash.

Thank you for looking during this very busy time.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Saturday, 18 December 2010

CES Challenge#17 Returning GD Card

Morning folks. Not long now until the big day!!! This card is a GD card for a CES Challenge. Emma has kindly asked all her past Guest Designers to return this week for the last challenge of the year. This challenge runs from today until 8th January 2011 when a new challenge will start as the first one of the year. Today's challenge is :- ANYTHING GOES. To enter this challenge click here .


The stamp I have used for my card is "Bear Grandparents" 826378.000ZGP from Joanna Sheen. The colouring Medium is Promarkers. The image has been cut & mounted using Nesties from Spellbinders. The dp is "Sunny Day" item#192 Rusted Sun by Fancy Pants Design. The flowers - pins & lace are all from my stash.

I am also entering this for:-

Stamping Vacation - No!!! No!!! Punches. To enter this challenge click here .

Thank you for looking and enjoy the Challenge/Christmas and the New Year celebrations.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Friday, 17 December 2010

Crafty Ann Challenge#30 - DT Card

Morning peeps. A new Challenge is just starting over at CraftyAnn's Challenge Blog and the theme this time is ANYTHING GOES.

Here is my DT Card.
The digi image is "Pink Roses Collection" from the pre- coloured section at CraftyAnn's I have printed the image twice decoupaged the flower heads. The flowers have been picked out in places with Glossy Accents to look like rain drops. The corners of the image have been cut with a flower corner punch by X cut. The card corners are cut with a rounded corner punch by X Cut. Main card and mount card are pearlised. The lace & gold sentiment peeloff are from my stash.

Have fun in this challenge
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#38 - DT Card

Morning folks. A new challenge has just started over at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and this week the theme is NEW BEGINNING.

Here is my DT Card.

The digi image is "Mother Deer & Fawn", go to Digi Doodle Shop to find out how to buy and download it. The colouring medium is Promarkers. My dp is "Lil Princess" item#981 by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Designs. The ribbon & flower are from my stash.

I am also entering this for:-

Stamping Vacation - No!!! No!!! Punches. To enter this challenge click here .

Hope to see you entering this challenge. Good luck.


Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Monday, 13 December 2010

Crafts And Me Challenges Challenge#19-Stamping Vacation Challenge Blues-Craft Your Days Away Challenge#10-Pattie's Creations Challenge#8

Morning folks. The Brrr... weather is back!!!! It is cold and frosty here today but as yet no snow. I have a hospital appointment late this afternoon which is typical of my luck. Hope you are all well. My card today is for four Challenges:-

Crafts and Me Challenge#19 - Moody Blues. To enter this challenge click here .

Stamping Vacation - Monochromatic Creations Challenge - Blues. To enter this challenge click here .

Craft Your Days Away Challenge#10 - Punch it Out. To enter this challenge click here .

Pattie's Creations Challenge#8 - Colour Inspiration. To enter this challenge click here .


The two image stamps are JS17Q "Willow Pattern Vase" and JS11Q "Willow Pattern Plate" Joanna Sheen Collection with Personal Impressions. They have been cut & mounted using "Standard Circles Large" and "Petite Scalloped Circles Large" nesties from Spellbinders. I have also used a Martha Stewart punch which I am not sure of the name of so I will not guess and mislead you. The ribbon is from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Saturday, 11 December 2010

CES Challenge#16-Delicious Doodles Challenge#4-Patties Creations Challenge#8-Craft Your Days Away Challenge#10


Good afternoon folks. It has been a lot warmer today. OH cleaned the pond and fountain today. We also gave the fish some winter food today and they actually ate it. They haven't been fed for about three weeks because of the low temperature. It has to be higher than 5 degrees to feed them the winter food. My card today is for four Challenges:-

CES Challenge#16 - Anything but Christmas. To enter this challenge click here .

Delicious Doodles Challenge#4 - Recipe for Greatness - 1 Image-2 DP's-3 Embellishments. To enter this challenge click here .

Patties Creations Challenge#8 - Colour Inspiration. To enter this challenge click here .


Craft Your Days Away Challenge#10 - Punch it Out. To enter this challenge click here .


Stamped image is from Sugar Nellie "Post Box" Elisabeth Bell. Colouring medium is Promarkers. Dp's are Sublime item#856 by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Designs. A Martha Stewart punch has been used for the edges. The sentiment stamp and flowers are from my stash. Card Candy from Craftworks has been used for the middles of the flowers.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Friday, 10 December 2010

Paper Romance Challenge#28-Stamping Vacation Use a Bucle or Slider

Morning folks. It is a bit warmer today and I hope it lasts!!!! My card today is for two Challenge:-

Paper Romance Challenge#28 - Heavy Metal. To enter this challenge click here .

Stamping Vacation - Use a Buckle or Slider. To enter this Challenge click here .

I have used the Platinum Popcorn the Bear stamp plate PST-PLT-LOVE from Crafters Companion. The colouring medium is Promarkers and Sakura Glitter Pens. The corners have been cut using a Martha Stewart corner punch. The flower has been cut with "Scribble Flower" die by Cuttlebug. The ribbon/gem/two metal embellishments are from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#37 DT Card

Morning peeps. A new Challenge has just started over at Digi Doodle Shops Best and this week the theme is :- Animals/Insects.


Here is my DT Card

The digi image I used this week is "Kitten & Butterflies" from of course Digi Doodle Shop's Best. Go here to find out how to buy it and download it. The colouring medium is Promarkers. I have also used distress inks on the top and bottom for shading but the photo doesn't show it very well. The dp is "Girly Girl" item#979 by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Design. The flower brads are from K & Company code 545328. I have used a Cuttlebug die to cut the two corners.

Why not pop over and join us in this challenge. The lucky winner will win a $10 gift certificate to spend online at Digi doodle shop there are so many stamps there you'll be spoilt for choice. We will also have 2 runners up who will get a badge to wear on their blogs. All 3 winners will also be in the running, if they wish to join us as a Guest Designer, working along side the DT for the following month. Pop over to view the rest of the fantastic work of the rest of the DT.

I hope you enjoy joining in this challenge and good luck.

This also fits Delicious Doodles Challenge#3 - Use a Digi. To enter this Challenge click here .

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Delicious Doodles Challenge#3-Hodge Podge Shop Challenge#5-Pattie's Creations Design Challenge#7

Good afternoon peeps. The snow has gone Yippee!!!! Not been out for a few days so not sure if it is slippery under foot with the rain that we have had over night for two nights. I hope those that are poorly will soon be well and it doesn't ruin your Christmas.

My card today is for three Challenges:-

Delicious Doodles Challenge#3 - Use a Digi. To enter this challenge click here .

Hodge Podge Shop Challenge#5 - Birthday Cards. To enter this challenge click here .

Pattie's Creations Design Challenge#7 - Recipe- 1 Ribbon & at least 3 Embellishments. To enter this challenge click here .

The digi image is "Elise" from Sketching Stamper. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The edges have been distessed with "Tattered Rose" distress inks from Tim Holtz. The ribbon is from my stash as is the dp, I bought it from my local craft shop as a single sheet and it has no designer's name I am afraid. The butterflies have been cut using S3038 Butterflies die from Spellbinders. The flowers are from Prima Marketing and have been coloured with "Sunkissed Pink" Promarker, the pearl brads are from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Thank You Claire

This was given to me by Claire a few days ago. I am so honoured she thought of me and you should visit her blog as she does such amazing work and puts mine to shame. I am suppose to past this on to 8 people but there is so many talented people out there that I wouldn't want to leave anyone out, so on this occasion I will not be passing this award on and hope Claire will forgive me.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Friday, 3 December 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge#29 - DT Card

It is Friday again, another two weeks flown by. It means it is time to join in with another super challenge over at CraftyAnn's . This time the challenge is :- Sketch and/or Christmas Card.

Sketch to work to.


My DT Card




For my card this time I have used a Pre-Coloured Poinsettia Egg image from of course Crafty Ann. The image has been cut and mounted using "Petite Scalloped Circles Large" Nestie from Spellbinders. The middle of the Poinsettia has been picked out with Golden Rod Stickles. The bp is Poinsettia colour4 sheet from Crafty Ann. The peel offs are from my stash.
I do hope you have fun in this challenge and good luck.
This also fits:-
Delicious Doodles Challenge#3 - Use a Digi Image. To enter this Challenge click here .
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#36 - DT Card

Morning folks. A new Challenge has just started over at Digi Doodle Shops Best and this week the theme is "Let It Snow - Show us some snow,snowmen,shovels,anything used for snow.

Here's my DT card.
For this challenge I have made a 8 x 8 card. The image is "The Perfect Tree" from of course DDSB. Go here to find out how to buy it and download it. My dp is "WishUpon" P292 Star Bright from KaiserCraft. The image has been coloured using Promarkers. I have used Twinklets
Diamond Dust from Flora Craft - 85 Crystal Art Glitter from Art Institute - Vintage Christmas Flower Soft. For cutting die shapes I have used LR0119 & LR0123 from Marianne Design Creatables. The sentiment is computer generated.
Why not pop over and join us in this challenge. The lucky winner will win $10 gift certificate to spend online at Digi Doodle Shop there are so many stamps there you'll be spoilt for choice. We will also have 2 runners up who will get a badge to wear on their blogs. All 3 winners will also be in the running, if they wish to join us as a Guest Designer, working along side the DT for the following month. Pop over to view the rest of the DT cards and you will not be disappointed.
I hope you enjoy this challenge and good luck.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge#39 + Blog Hop

Good afternoon. Still cold here and my disabled swimming has been cancelled tonight because of the weather. My card this afternoon is for one Challenge:-

Karen's Doodles Challenge#39 - A Sketch + A Blog Hop. To enter this challenge and blog hop click here .

My Card
The Sketch

The digi image is "Puppy Love" from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The image has been cut & mounted using "Standard Circles Large" and "Petite Scalloped Circles Large" nesties from Spellbinders. The dp is "Cherry Blossoms - Dark Blossom NWCE-P-CB3 Nitwit Collections Essentials and "Pine" Susan Winget from Paper Adventures. I have also used Card Candy from Craftworkscards. The gems are from my stash.
Thank you for looking.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx