Monday, 28 February 2011

Karen's Doodles Challenge#52 - 4th GD Card

Morning you lovely people. It is that time again for another super Challenge that is just about to start over at KAREN'S DOODLES CHALLENGE BLOG . This week we have a SKETCH for you to follow.

THIS IS THE SKETCH.

MY GUEST DESIGNER CARD.


The image is "Old Friends" can be found here . The colouring medium is Promarkers. The background has been stippled with "Pumice Stone" & "Tumbled Glass" DI using Ink Dusters. Image has been cut & mounted using "Standard Circles Large" S4-114 & "Petite Scalloped Circles Large" S4-115 from Spellbinders. The dp is "Welcome Baby" Little Sprout by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Designs. Some panels are embossed using a Cuttlebug
Embossing Folder. Flowers are from Prima and they have been coloured with the same colour pink as the image but they look a bit more orange. The adhesive heart pearls are from HobbyCraft 46048HC.
Don't forget you can win:-
1st Place - 3 Digi Stamps of your choice from KAREN'S SHOP and card of the week Blinkie awarded to the best entry.
2nd Place - 2 Digi Stamps of your choice from KAREN'S SHOP .
3rd Place - 1 Digi Stamp of your choice from KAREN'S SHOP .
I hope you enjoy this Challenge. I have certainly enjoyed my Guest Designer slot this month and thank Sandy and her team for the opportunity to work with Karen's fabulous images.
I am also entering this for:-
Paper Playtime Challenge#40 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
Wild Orchid Challenges Challenge#18 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Hugs
Cathy
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Sunday, 27 February 2011

LOTV Challenge#85

Afternoon folks. I am still coughing well and OH says my voice sounds SEXY!!! My card today is for 7 Challenges:-

LOTV Challenge#85 - At least one circle on your project. To enter this challenge click here .

Craft Ann's Challenge#35 - Happy Birthday. To enter this challenge click here .

Sweet Stampin - Oh So Girly. To enter this challenge click here .

Allsorts Challenge#92 - Make your own flowers. To enter this challenge click here .

Do You Stack Up Challenge#8 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Paper Romance Challenge#39 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Pattie's Creations Design Challenge#16 - Make your own Embellishments. To enter this challenge click here .
Stamped image is "Rosie with Presents" from LOTV. The colouring medium is Promarkers. Background has been stippled with "Spun Sugar" DI using Ink Dusters. Image has been cut and mounted using "Standard Circles Large" S4-114 & "Lacey Circles" S4-293 from Spellbinders. Dp is "Brenna" item #833 Sweet Pea by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Designs. I have used two different X-Cut corner punches. The flowers have been made using Marianne Design Creatables die LR0142, they have been cut out of the same DP showing reverse side and also navy card. The middle is from a peice of lace.

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

Hugs
Cathy
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Saturday, 26 February 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge#D - Pattie's Creations Challenge#16- Bah Humbug Challenge#8

Morning peeps. It is back to the rain here today. I still have a bit of a cough and a croaky voice but cross fingers it hasn't turned yet into anything to nasty. I hope you are all well today and the sun is shining on you. My card today is for 5 Challenges:-

ABC Christmas Challenge #D - For Double Trouble. A digital image, 2 Papers and at least 2 Embellishments. To enter this challenge click here .

Pattie's Creations Design Challenge#16 - Make your own Embellishments. To enter this challenge click here .

Bah Humbug Challenge#8 - Things that fly. To enter this challenge click here .

Do You Stack Up Challenge#8 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Paper Romance Challenge#39 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .


The digi image is "Emma Snow Scene from Karen's Doodles. Colouring medium is Promarkers. The sky has been stippled with "Tumbled Glass" DI using Ink Dusters. I have used Twinklets Diamond Dust for the snow. Liquid Applique on coat & tops of boots. Clear Star glitter pen from Sakura for snow drops in the sky. Image cut & mounted using "Standard Circles Large" S4-114 & "Lacey Circles" S4-293 from Spellbinders. The dp's are from Kaiser Craft, the name of them has been cut off sorry. I have used an X Cut corner shape punch on the backing card and a Martha Stewart Snow Flake corner punch on the DP. The sentiment is a freebie from DIGI DOODLE SHOP "CWA3". The snowflakes have been cut out of white glitter card using Marianne Design Creatables die LR0123. The ribbon is from Ribbon Box.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#48-DT Card

Morning Folks. Yes it is Thursday again!! Another fantastic Challenge is just starting over at DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST . This week we would like to see SPOTS & STRIPES on your projects.


My DT Card

My image this week is "Baby Boy & Block" and you can buy and download here . The image has been coloured with Promarkers. The edges have been stippled using "Tumbled Glass" DI with Ink Dusters. The dp is "Pampered" item #308 Little Sprout by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Design. The tag is also Little Sprout range item #304 Sticker Sheet. The ribbon is from my stash.

Hope you enjoy this super challenge.

I am entering this for 5 Challenges:-

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#54 - Do it with Digi's. To enter this challenge click here .

CES Challenge#24 - Spots & Stripes. To enter this challenge click here .

Party Time Tuesdays Challenge#4 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Do You Stack Up Challenge#8 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Paper Romance Challenge#39 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Precious Moments

Morning folks. Up early this morning as OH went for a blood test at the walk in centre and he was there at 6.45 for a 7am start as he didn't want to be there all morning as it was a fasting one. He of course woke me up in the process. Lol!!!! My card today is for 4 Challenges:-

Guylou's Inimitability - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Shelly's Images - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Totally Paper Crafts Challenge#54 - Do it with Digi's. To enter this challenge click here .


The image is from Precious Moments free image site. They all are so cute. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The edges have been stippled with "Antique Linen" DI using Ink Dusters. The dp's are "Little Bundle" item#309 Little Sprout by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Designs. The ginger bread boy & girl and the buttons are from my stash.

Hope you are all well and thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Monday, 21 February 2011

Karen's Doodles Challenge#51 - 3rd GD Card

Morning peeps. Another week has speeded by so that must mean it is Monday again. I hope you are ready for another super Challenge over at KAREN'S CHALLENGE BLOG . The theme this week is we would like to see a Masculine project.

My Guest Designer Card.

The digi image is "Mr Fix it Grandpa" and it can be found in the SHOP . The colouring medium is Promarkers. The sentiment is computer generated. The image & sentiment have been cut & mounted using "Labels One" S4-161 from Spellbinders and also has been stippled with "Crushed Olive" DI using Ink Dusters. The dp's are "Son" My Family item#136 & "Delicate Dots" Road Show item#170 both from Fancy Pants Designs. The buttons are off of old jeans!!! The string is from my stash.

I hope I haven't broken any of the rules by actually making this card for personnal use but I couldn't resist making this one for a friend's 70th. He has spent his life either paying someone to do his jobs or his wife has done it!!!! It has become a joke between us over the years we have known him.

Don't forget besides having the pleasure of using Karen's super images in this Challenge you have the opportunity of winning:-

1st Place - 3 Digi Stamps of your choice from KAREN'S SHOP and card of the week Blinkie awarded to the best entry.

2nd Place - 2 Digi Stamps of your choice from KAREN'S SHOP .

3rd Place - 1 Digi Stamp of your choice from KAREN'S SHOP .

Have a great time in this Challenge and good luck.

I am also entering this for 6 Challenges:-

Digital Tuesday Challenge#98 - Use a diecut. To enter this challenge click here .

CES Challenge#24 - Spots & Stripes. To enter this challenge click here .

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#54 - Do it with Digis. To enter this challenge click here

Card Makin Mamas Challenge#15 Happy Birthday. To enter this challenge click here .

Guylou's Inimitability - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Shelly's Images - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

Hugs
Cathy
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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Liebster Blog Award

My third posting of the day, I have been busy today! I have been very honoured to receive this award twice in as many months. The last time was 29th Jan. This time is from the lovely TINA . Thank you hunni for thinking of me. The aim of this award is to give it to 3-5 blogs you have visited that are relatively unknown and bring them to light(not with thousands of followers already). Here are the terms for accepting award:

1. If you have been tagged, do you want to accept? YES!!!! Then you have to create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.

2. Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept it.

3. Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.

These are the blogs that I have chosen:-

1. Chantal

2. Tracy

3. Zlatina

Enjoy your award girls you deserve them.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#47 DT Card

DT Card

Morning you lovely people. This is my second posting of the day. It is Thursday again!!! That can only mean it is time for another super Challenge over at DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST . This week the theme is ANYTHING GOES.....
The digi image is "The Left Shoe" from of course DIGI DOODLE SHOP . The colouring medium is Promarkers. The edges have been distressed with "Spun Sugar" distress ink from Tim Holtz. The sentiment ticket is from Crafty Ann. The dp is "Cherry Blossoms - Pink Stripe" NWCE-P-CB1 Nitwit Collections Essentials. The flowers are from my stash.
Good luck in the Challenge.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

One Card - Four Challenges!


Morning peeps. I have woken up with ear ache and the snuffles. Just goes to show that I can not have a busy week like I have this week and get away with it!!! My first card today(the second one is scheduled) is for four challenges:-


Crafts and Me - Time to Spread Your Wings. To enter this Challenge click here .


Digital Tuesday Challenge#98 - Use a Diecut (+ a Digi). To enter this Challenge click here .


Sparkles Forum Challenge#5 - Fairies. To enter this Challenge click here .


Lollipop Crafts Challenge#26 - Use Your Favorite Colouring Medium (Promarkers) To enter this Challenge click here .

The digi image and digi sentiment are both from PollyCrafts and are called "Earth Fairy". The colouring medium is Promarkers. The wings have been picked out with "Diamond" Stickles. The image has been cut & mounted using "Labels Four" S4-190 by Spellbinders. I am sorry I have no idea what the dp's are called or where from. I have had them ages in my box and they have no name on them. The buttons/flower & ribbon are all from my stash.

Hope you have a good day and thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Wee Stamps release.

These gorgeous little digi stamps were released on Monday. They are called WEE STAMPS and they are the brain storm of Sylvia Zet. Click on the above link to find out how to get one of these gorgeous wee stamps free while promoting these adorable wee things.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

One Card - Five Challenges.


Afternoon folks. Raining here today. I have just had a lovely lunch out and went to the pictures to see a film with a friend as she thought I needed cheering up bless her!!!! We didn't get into to see the film we wanted as it was fully booked but never mind there is always another day! My card today is for 6 Challenges:-

1.Sweet Stampin - Love Bugs. To enter this challenge click here .

2.Crafty Purple Frog Challenge#8 Valentines/Romance. To enter this challenge click here .

3.Delicious Doodles Challenge#12 - Valentines Day. To enter this challenge click here .

4.Lollipop Crafts Challenge#26 - Use your favorite colouring medium. (Promarkers) To enter this challenge click here .

5.Rainbow Lady Challenge#139 - It's all about love. To enter this challenge click here .


6.Sir Stampalot Feb Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small. To enter this challenge click here.


The digi stamp is "Lady Bug" from DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST . The colouring medium is Promarkers. The image has been cut & mounted using "Square" and Scalloped Square" nesties from Spellbinders. The dp's are "Sunny Day" item#192 rusted sun from Fancy Pants Designs. The hearts have been cut with a Martha Stewart punch and coloured with Promarkers. The bee stickers are from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Monday, 14 February 2011

Karen's Doodles Challenge#50 - 2nd GD Card

Morning folks. It is time again for a fabulous Challenge over at KAREN'S DOODLES CHALLENGE BLOG . This week is ANIMAL FRIENDS - use an Animal on your project.

My 2nd GD Card.

The image I have used is "Dance My Darling". You can buy it from here . The colouring medium is Promarkers. The dp is "Baby's Breath" Little Sprout by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Design. The sentiment is computer generated. The ribbon is from my stash. The Card Candy is from Craftwork Cards.

Don't forget there is super prizes to be won:-

1st Place - 3 Digi Stamps of your choice from KAREN'S SHOP and card of the week Blinkie awarded to the best entry.

2nd Place - 2 Digi Stamps of your choice from KAREN'S SHOP .

3rd Place - 1 Digi Stamp of your choice from KAREN'S SHOP .

But the important thing is to enjoy working with Karen's great images and have fun in the challenge.

I am also entering this into 7 Challenges:-

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge#8 - Valentines Day/Romance. To enter this challenge click here .

Delicious Doodles Challenge#12 - Valentines Day. To enter this challenge click here.

Digital Tuesday Challenge#97 - From the heart(Valentines Theme). To enter this challenge click here .

Paper Romance Challenge#37 - Clean & Simple Valentine. To enter this challenge click here.

Lollipop Crafts Challenge#26 - Use Your Favorite Colouring Medium.(Promarkers) To enter this challenge click here .

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#53 - Clean & Simple. To enter this challenge click here .

Rainbow Lady Challenge#139 - It's all about love. To enter this challenge click here .

hugs

Cathy
xxxx

Friday, 11 February 2011

Charisma Cardz Challenge Week#6 - The CD Sunday Challenge - Friendship


Morning peeps. It is overcast here today at the moment although the sun has been out for a short time. It is 10 degrees here so my DH tells me!!! My card today is for 3 Challenges:-

Charisma Cardz Challenge Week#6 - Mythical/Fantasy. To enter this challenge click here .

The CD Sunday Challenge Blog - Friendship. To enter this challenge click here .

Jingle Belles Challenge Card#7 - No red, she said! To enter this challenge click here.



The bp and image for this card both come from "Enchanted Dreams CDROM - paintings of Josephine Wall by Joanna Sheen. Both the bp and image have been mounted onto silver mirri card. The image has been glittered using 85 Crystal Glitter from Art Institute. I don't think this really shows up in the photo. The silver peeloff sentiment is from my stash. After I made this card I suddenly thought hey this is another card for my Christmas card box!!!!

Hope you are all well and thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#46-DT Card

Morning you lovely people. It is that time again!!! Another super challenge is about to start over at DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST. This week we would like to see A NATURE THEMED PROJECT.

My DT Card.

The image I have used this week is "Strawberries" from the DIGI DOODLE SHOP . Go to the shop to find out how to buy and download it. The image has been coloured using Promarkers. The edges have been stippled using "Bundled Sage" DI with Ink Dusters. The dp is "Beloved" item #852 but I can't remember the company and it has been cut off the bottom. The French Lace Doily was bought from Joanna Sheen's website. It has been coloured using "Antique Pink" Promarker. The sentiment is computer generated and the edges have also been stippled with "Bundled Sage".

Do enjoy this challenge and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Sweet Stampin Challenge#Spring Flowers - Paper Play Challenge Week#5

Morning peeps. Lovely and sunny here today but very chilly. DH says it was minus 2 this morning when he went out to feed the birds!!! My card today is for two challenges:-

Sweet Stampin Challenge- Spring Flowers. To enter this challenge click here .

Paper Play Challenge Week#5 - Stamp it Out. To enter this challenge click here .

The stamp used is "Magical Day" Enchanted Forest from Joanna Sheen. Images drawn by the lovely Sandra Dry. The colouring medium is Promarkers. Flower's cut with "Scribble Flower" die from Cuttlebug. Gem centres from my stash. Middles of the fairy flowers are picked out with
"Waterfall" Stickles. Edges of wings picked out with "85 Crystal Glitter" by Art Institute Glitter. The flower and leaf trim has been punched with a Martha Stewart punch. The dp's are Elizabeth Brownd 6 x 6 Scrapbook Designer Papers by K & Co.
Thank you for looking.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Monday, 7 February 2011

Karen's Doodles Challenge#49 - 1st GD Card

Morning folks. I am so excited, this is my first posting as a Guest Designer for the month of February over at KAREN'S DOODLES CHALLENGE BLOG . This week we have a PHOTO INSPIRATION.



MY GD Card. I have picked on the colours and polka dots for my inspiration.

My digi image is "Sweep Me Off My Feet" from of course KAREN'S DOODLES . The colouring medium is Promarkers. The sentiments are computer generated. The image and sentiment have been cut and mounted using Spellbinders dies. The edges of both have been stippled with "Spun Sugar" DI using Ink Dusters. The dp's are "Sugar" item#316 Little Sprout by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Designs. The flowers have been cut using "Scribble Flower" die from Cuttlebug. The pearls are from my stash.
I hope you enjoy this Challenge and don't forget you can win as:-
1st Place - 3 Digi Stamps of your choice from karen's doodles and card of the week Blinkie awarded to the best entry.
2nd Place - 2 Digi Stamps of your choice from karen's doodles.
3rd Place - 1 Digi Stamp of your choice from karensdoodles .
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#52-Craft Us Crazy Challenge#1

Morning peeps. Overcast again here but not raining at the moment. Still unusually mild. My card today is for 4 Challenges:-

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge#52 - Friendship. To enter this challenge click here .

Craft Us Crazy Challenge#1 - Anything Goes. to enter this challenge click here .

I Love Promarkers Challenge#51 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .

PaperPlay Challenges Week#5 - Stamp it Out. To enter this challenge click here .


The stamp I have used is "Can I tell you a secret? - Sarah Kay by Stampavie. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The image has been cut & mounted using "Petite Ovals Large" S4-138 and "Petite Scalloped Ovals Large" S4-139 nesties by Spellbinders. Dp's are "Baby's Breath" item#310 Little Sprout by Michelle Coleman Fancy Pants Designs. The sentiment is from VIBYOR KRAFTS - "Friendshipbig" and it was a freebie. Flowers are from Prima Marketing - item 300968. They have been coloured with the same colour Promarkers as the image. The pearl centres are from my stash.

Thank you for looking and I hope you are all well and happy today.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Friday, 4 February 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge#3 - CES Challenge#21


Morning peeps. Windy and overcast here today but strangely fairly warm!!!! My card today is for five Challenges:-

ABC Christmas Challenge#3 - "C" for Clean & Simple + Sketch. To enter this challenge click here .



CES Challenge#21 - Bold & Bright. To enter this challenge click here .


Fairy Tale Challenge#8 - Snow & Ice. To enter this challenge click here .


I Love Promarkers Challenge#51 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here.


PaperPlay Challenges Week#5 - Stamp it Out. To enter this challenge click here .



The stamp I have used is "Holiday Hugs" 942F Penny Black. The colouring medium is Promarkers. Image has been cut & mounted using "Standard Circles Large" and "Petite Scalloped Circles Large" nesties by Spellbinders. Dp's are "Milton & Co Christmas" PP008 by Wild Rose Studio.The dome sticker is from Papermania "Snowflakes" PMA572. I have had them for years and have never opened the packet!!!! I couldn't resist using Twinklets Diamond Dust for a bit of snow! The ribbon & sentiment are from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#45 DT Card

Morning Folks. Valentines Day is nearly upon us, only a couple of weeks away. This week at DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST we would like to see a project suitable for VALENTINE'S DAY.
DT Card Standing.

DT Card Closed Laying Flat.

The digi image is "Love Frogs" from of course Digi Doodle Shop's Best. You can go here to buy and download it. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The image & sentiments have been
cut using "Standard Circles Large" and "Lacey Circles" from Spellbinders. The dp is Brook Collection - Pebbles #BK721 - Crate Paper.Com . The four flowers/hearts & pearls are from my stash. The sentiments are computer generated.
Thank you for looking and I do hope you enjoy looking in the shop for your Valentines images.
I am also entering this for 5 Challenges:-
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge#8 - Romance/Valentine's Day. To enter this challenge click here .
Craft Us Crazy Challenge#1 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
Paper Playtime Challenge#36 - January's Digi Monday -Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
I Love Promarkers Challenge#51 - Anything Goes. To enter this challenge click here .
PaperPlay Challenges Week #5 - Stamp it Out. To enter this challenge click here .
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge#137 + 7 other's

Morning peeps. I spoilt myself this morning and had a Manicure and Eyebrow Wax. I have been feeling below par so I had a pamper couple of hours.

My card today is for 8 Challenges:-

Rainbow Lady's Challenge#137 - Beary Good. To enter this challenge click here .

Charisma Cardz Challenge#4 - Valentines/Love. To enter this challenge click here .

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

Creative Inspirations Challenge#52 - Valentine/Love. To enter this challenge click here .

I Did it Creations Challenge#40 - The Red Challenge. To enter this challenge click here .

The CD Sunday Challenge - Love is in the Air. To enter this challenge click here .

Delightful Challenges - Have a Heart/Love Challenge. To enter this challenge click here .

Sparkles Forum Challenges#4 - Valentine. To enter this challenge click here .

Image & sentiment are from "Just Because" Romance stamp plate by Crafter's Companion. Colouring medium is Promarkers. The image has been cut & mounted using "Mega Nesties - Curved Rectangles" S5-006 from Spellbinders. The bp is from "Romance" PopCorn the Bear CDROM by Crafter's Companion. The flower has been cut using Marianne Design Creatables die LR0145. The leaves have been cut using Leaves#1 - from Little Claire Designs. They have been glittered using 85 Crystal Glitter from Art Institute Glitter.

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx