Saturday, 29 January 2011

Liebster Love Blog Award

Morning folks. I noticed last night that my dear blogging pal VICKY left me this award on her gorgeous blog. I was too tired to action it last night I am afraid, I haven't got Vicky's stamina!!!!


Now there are a couple of conditions apparently you have been tagged & want to accept the award & participate then you have to create a post & post "Love Blog" image. You should then blog the persons link that gave you the award & inform her/him that you accept.

Vicky I am very honoured you chose me as your blog and work is mind blowing & I accept this award with pride & I am doing cartwheels.

I then have to choose 3-5 of my fav blogs which I will also link in this post then they will inform me they have been tagged. I must say that the choice was made a bit easier in the fact that some of my choice have either already received this special award or they have displayed on their blog that the do not want to receive awards as nice as they are. If this hadn't been the case it would have been mind blowing because there is a lot of talent out there!!!

Dear Bloggers the aim of this award is that we bring unknown good blogs to light.

So I ask that you do not pass this award to fellow bloggers who have more than 3,000 followers.

I pass this award with pleasure onto.......

Dana - http://danasinspirations.blogspot.com/

Diane - http://inkymeanderings.blogspot.com/

Julie - http://juliescraftyspot.blogspot.com/

Lisa - http://craftybunny.wordpress.com/

Ruth - http://weirdcatcardsnstuff.blogspot.com/

I hope you enjoy looking at their fabulous blogs.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Friday, 28 January 2011

The CD Sunday Challenge-Waters Meet

Afternoon folks. Sunny here today but bitterly cold out so my darling husband tells me! My card today is for one Challenge:-

The CD Sunday Challenge - Waters Meet. To enter this challenge click here .

The image & bp is from "Times Gone By" CDROM - paintings of Glynn Williams by Joanna Sheen. Both the image & bp have been mounted on to silver mirri. The silver sentiment peel off is from my stash. This card is perfect for my 91 year old neighbour who always tells me his stories of his childhood. The challenge has come at the right time as his birthday is in February.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Digi Doodles Shop's Best Challenge#44 - DT Card

Morning folks. It is Thursday again and that mean's it is time for another Challenge over at DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST . This week we would like to see SWIRLS on your project.


DT Card
My digi image this week is "Wedding Cake". You can go to THE SHOP to find out how to buy and download it. The colouring medium is Promarkers and Sakura Glitter pens, which doesn't seem to be showing up in the photo. The image has been cut & mounted using S5-006 "Curved Rectangles" Mega Nesties from Spellbinders. I have stippled around the edges with "Spun Sugar" DI using Ink Dusters. I have mounted the image on to silver mirri card. The pink swirl bp is from my computer and has also been mounted on to silver mirri card. The pink swirl at the bottom has been cut using Marianne Design Creatables die LR0119 The flowers/silver sentiment peel off and ribbon are from my stash.

Thank you for looking and good luck in the challenge.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Karen's Doodles Challenge#47 + 4 Others

Morning folks. Rain in the air here today and a bit chilly. My card today is for 5 Challenges:-

Karen's Doodles Challenge#47 - Buttons Galore. To enter this challenge click here .

Craft Your Day's Away Challenge#12 - Love. To enter this challenge click here .

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#50 - Add a Heart. To enter this challenge click here .

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#56 - Animal Magic. To enter this challenge click here .

Cutie Sunday Challenge#128 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

The digi stamp is "Emma Valentine" from of course Karen's Doodles. Colouring medium is Promarkers. Her hair bow is glittered with "Cotton Candy" Stickles. Heart is glittered with sprinkled glitter/ribbons & buttons all from my stash. The two large hearts have been cut using dies from Spellbinders. The bp and the paper which the heart is cut from are from "Romance" PopCorn the Bear CDROM by Crafter's Companion. The heart corner punch is from X Cut.

Thank you for taking the time to look. Your comments are very precious to me.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Craft Your Day's Away Challenge#12 + 3 Others

Evening all. Unusual for me to be posting in the evening. I have had a lovely day out with friends and a super lunch out. I am still full but have to eat something now as I am two hours late with my medication. My card this evening is for four Challenges:-

Craft Your Day's Away Challenge#12 - Love. To enter this challenge click here .

Totally Papercrafts Challenge#50 - Add a Heart. To enter this challenge click here .

Aud Sentiments - Love. To enter this challenge click here .

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#56 - Animal Magic. To enter this challenge click here .

For this 8 x 8 square card I have used a stamp from Crafter's Companion, "Special Couple" Romance PopCorn the Bear. Both the image and sentiment are from this stamp plate. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The edges have been stippled with "Spun Sugar" DI using Ink Dusters. For the heart embossed back ground panel I have used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder. Again I have stippled it with "Spun Sugar" DI. Bp is from "Romance" PopCorn the Bear CDROM from Crafter's Companion. The bp/embossed panel/image & sentiment are all mounted on to Stardream card from Joanna Sheen website. The ribbon is from my stash.

Hope you are all well and happy tonight.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Friday, 21 January 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge#2-Patties Creations Challenge#11

Afternoon peeps. Hope you are all well. Sunny here today but very cold. Not that I have been out, I have the report from my OH. My card today is for two Challenges:-

ABC Christmas Challenge #2 - "B" for Black & White. Colours are allowed on the Digi Image. Must use a Dustin Pike image(Freebie on ABC Challenge Blog). To enter this challenge click here .

Patties Creations Challenge#11 - Black & White + 1 Colour - Skin Tones are a freebie. ( My colour is Red and I have took the skin tones as Yellow for his feet & beak) Lol!!! To enter this challenge click here .

The digi image is a freebie from Dustin Pike to be used in the ABC Christmas Challenge found on their site . The colouring medium is Promarkers, the hat & ground have been glittered using 85 Crystal Glitter from Art Institute Glitter. The image has been cut & mounted using "Petite Ovals Large" S4-138 and "Beaded Ovals" S4-294 nesties from Spellbinders. I have used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder for the sentiment panel. The snowflakes have been cut out of white glitter card using Marianne Design Creatables die LR0123. The black velvet ribbon is from my stash.

Thank you for looking and I hope you are managing to keeping warm today!

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#43 DT Card

Morning folks. Is Christmas and New Year a distant memory? The weeks are going just as fast this year. It is Thursday which must mean it is time for another super Challenge at DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST . This week the theme is "ANYTHING GOES".

DT Card.

The Digi Image I have used this week is "Ride'm Cowgirl" and you can go here to find out how to buy it and download it. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The dp is from "The Stack6 by DCWV. The mount has been cut using "Petite Scalloped Ovals Large" nestie from Spellbinders. Then it has been embossed using "Swiss Dots" embossing folder from Cuttlebug. The sentiment is computer generated and the cord is from my stash.

Hope you are well and enjoy playing along with this challenge.

I am also entering this for:-

Craft Your Days Away Challenge#11 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Patties Creations Challenge#10 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Karen's Doodles Challenge#46 + 4 others

Morning folks. Wow!! I will not speak too soon but the sun is out!!! Hope you are all well this morning apart from the usual aches and pains that come with old age that is. Lol!! My card today is for 5 Challenge:-

Karen's Doodles Challenge#46 - Tent Topper Card. To enter this challenge click here .

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#49 - Happy Birthday. To enter this challenge click here .

Patties Creations Design Challenge#10 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Paper Romance Challenge#33 - Birthdays and the Men in our life!! To enter this challenge click here .

Craft Your Days Away Challenge#11 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .


The digi image is "It's Your Day" from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The sentiment is computer generated. The image and sentiment have both been cut and mounted using "Labels One" S4-161 from Spellbinders. The edges of both have been stippled using "Dried Marigold" DI with Ink Dusters. The dp is "Top Pop" item # 092 from Fancy Pants Designs.

Hope the sun is out where you are because it makes everyone feel happier.
Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Friday, 14 January 2011

Sir Stampalot Jan Challenge-ABC Christmas Challenge#1-Stamping Vacation Challenge Insipration


Morning peeps. Not cold here today but very dark and dismal. My card today is for 4 Challenges:-

Sir Stampalot January Challenge - A Winter's Tale. To enter this challenge click here .

ABC Christmas Challenge#1 - A for Anything Christmas. To enter this challenge click here .

Stamping Vacation - Insipration Station Challenge - Photo Inspiration. To enter this challenge click here .

Craft Your Days Away Challenge#11 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here.



I have used Thomas Kincade CDROM from Joanna Sheen. Both the image & bp are from this CDROM. They both have been mounted onto silver mirri card. The snowflakes have been cut out of glitter card using Marianne Design Creatables die LR0123. The sentiment is a silver peel off from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#42 DT Card

DT Card.


Here we are 13th January 2011 all ready. It is time again for another great Challenge at DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST . This week is :- Colour Combo of Pink & Green.
This week for my DT Card I have used "Daisy Girl" digi image from the shop, go here to find out how to buy it and download it. The colouring medium is Promarkers. Two corners of the image have been fretted with a corner punch to show the colour of the mount card through. The dp is Cherry Blossoms - Leaves NWCE-P-CB6 Nitwit Collections Essentials. The butterfly has been cut from pink glitter card using Marianne Design Creatables LR0115 die. The ribbon is from my stash.
I do hope you enjoy entering these challenges and using these great images from Judy drawn by her mother. Good luck.
I am also entering this for :-
Craft Your Days Away Challenge#11 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Monday, 10 January 2011

CD Sunday Challenge + 5 Others


Afternoon folks. Cold again today but no snow so far thank goodness. My card today is for 6 Challenges:-


CD Sunday Challenge - New Year, New to You. To enter this challenge click here .
Craft Your Days Away Challenge#11 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#54 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
Rainbow Lady's Challenge#134 - It's New to Me (New CDROM). To enter this challenge click here .
Aly's Sunday Challenge ASC33 - Things with Wings. To enter this challenge click here .
I have used "Enchanted Dreams" CD-ROM from Joanna Sheen-paintings of Josephine Wall, which was another prezzie for Christmas. The image & bp are from this great CD-ROM. The image and bp have been glittered "EVERYWHERE " Lol!!! The butterflies & greeting are from my stash.
Thank you for looking.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Allsorts Challenge#85 + 5 Others


Afternoon folks. Sun out today but it is certainly colder. My card today is for 6 Challenges:-

Craft Your Days Away Challenge#11 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#54 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Sweet Stampin - Try Something New (Different Fold). To enter this challenge
click here .

Rainbow Lady's Challenge#134 - It's All New to Me (New Stamp/New Fold). To enter this challenge click here .

Allsorts Challenge #85 - Fancy Fold. To enter this challenge click here .
The stamped image is "Rain or Shine" from Penny Black. This is another new one that I had for Christmas, I have wanted it for some time but it is now mine!!!! The colouring medium is Promarkers. The edges have been stippled using Ink Dusters and "Milled Lavender" DI. The dp is "Floral Paper Stack" from Wild Rose Studio. Happy Birthday/Butterfly and Bow are from my stash.
Thank you for looking.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#48 - + 5 Others

Afternoon folks. Wet and yuk here again today but 9 degrees. Hubby cleaned the pond out this morning as it is meant to be colder tomorrow. My card today is for 7 Challenges:-

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#48 - Thank You. To enter this challenge click here .

Craft Your Days Away Challenge#11 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes & Anything But a Card. To enter this challenge click here .

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#54 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

I Did it Creations Challenge#36 - Favorite Technique ( Using Glitter). To enter this challenge click here .

Sweet Stampin - Try Something New ( Different Colours). To enter this challenge click here .

Rainbow Lady's Challenge#134 - Its' All New to Me. (New Die/Stamp/Ink Dusters) To enter this challenge click here .

Stamped image is "Enchanted Forest Funtime" from Joanna Sheen, designed by Sandra Dry. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The wings of the image and the "T" of the sentiment have been glittered using 85 Crystal Glitter from Art Institute Glitter. The edges of both have been stippled using "Dried Marigold DI with Ink Dusters. The image and stamped sentiment have been cut & mounted using "Square" & "Lacey Squares" nesties from Spellbinders. The flowers are cut with "Scribble Flower" die from Cuttlebug. The glittered dp and gems are from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Friday, 7 January 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge#1-Crafts and Me Challenge#21-Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#54-Karen's Doodles Challenge#44

Morning peeps. It is very wet and very dark here this morning in Essex. My card today is for 4 Challenges:-

ABC Christmas Challenge#1 - "A" for Anything Christmas. To enter this challenge click here .

Crafts and Me Challenge#21 - Paper Tearing. To enter this challenge click here .

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#54 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Karen's Doodles Challenge#44 - All that Glitters. To enter this challenge click here .

The digi image is "Christmas Morning Girl" from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The image has been cut & mounted using "Standard Circles Large" and "Lacey Circles" from Spellbinders. I have stippled around the image Ink Dusters with "Spun Sugar" DI. The backing card is Glitter card. The dp is "Milton & Co Christmas Stack" from Wild Rose Studio. The ribbon is from my stash and is also glittery.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#41 DT Card

Where are the weeks going to? I can't believe it is Thursday again. I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas & New Year's Eve celebrations. It is time for the first DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST challenge of the year. This week we would like you to use Buttons on your project. A nice easy one to start the year off.

DT Card
The digi image is "Bell Bottoms" from DIGI DOODLE SHOP . The colouring medium is Promarkers. The dp is"Sublime" item#856 Kewl Papers by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Designs. The circle mount has been cut using "Standard Circles Large" nestie from Spellbinders, it has then been embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The buttons are from my stash.

Good luck in the challenge and I hope you enjoy the first challenge of many this year.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

It's My Birthday!!!!

Hi folks. It is my birthday today and my hubby woke me up at 6.15am this morning to open my prezzies and cards that had arrived previous days. After I opened them all he then told me to go back to sleep!!!! He went into the bathroom to get ready. At 6.45am he woke me again and told me to get up as we were going into town for breakfast. I had a lovely slap up breakie. We were going out for a meal tomorrow evening for a meal with friends as it is my friends birthday Thursday so we were going out in between the two. They have rang to say they both have flu so will not be able to come. We will go out with them when they are better. Hubby and I will still go out though tomorrow.

I was really lucky girl again, I got more crafting goodies and two new nighties. Thank you all for the cards I received, they were all lovely. Others I know have got held up in the post. The post office doesn't need much of a reason, what with the snow and extended holidays we have been having. I have uploaded a scheduled card but will not be uploading a card for today.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Craft Your Days Away Challenge#10


Morning peeps. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all. I have just got back from my B.I.L's, had nice time as usual. My first card and challenge of 2011 is for :-
Craft Your Days Away Challenge#10 - Punch it Out. To enter this challenge click here .
Crafts and Me Challenge#20 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
The stamp I have used was one of my Chrissy presents "Rosie & Cake" from L.O.T.V. The colouring medium is Promarkers & Sakura Glitter Pens. Dp is "Floral Paper Stack" from Wild Rose Studio. The image has been cut & mounted using "Petite Ovals Large" and "Petite Scalloped Ovals Large" by Spellbinders. I have used a Martha Stewart punch for the border across the middle. The flower has been cut using a Woodware Craft punch. The gem in the middle is from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx