Saturday, 28 May 2011

Miss Innocent

Afternoon peeps. I have made my card today using the digi image "Miss Innocent" by Crissy Armstrong  from Whimsey Stamps. It has been cut & mounted using "Grand Labels One" LF-161 dies by Spellbinders. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The edges have been stippled using "Spun Sugar" DI. The dp is a freebie from Bearly Mine. The sentiment is computer generated. It has been cut using "Labels One" S4-161 by Spellbinders. The edges have also been stippled. The pearl hearts and the lace are from Hobbycraft. The gems on the collar are from Papermania.
I am entering this for:-
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com Challenge#21 - Diecuts & Lace
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com Challenge#36 - Gems & Pearls
http://kbchallenges.blogspot.com/ Challenge#14 - So Girly
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com Challenge#11 - Anything Goes
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com Challenge#68 - Pink & Girly
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com Challenge#1 - Anything Goes
Thank you for looking.
Hugs
Cathy
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Craft Your Day's Away Challenge#21 DT Card

Morning Folks. This is my first DT card since joining the CRAFT YOUR DAY'S AWAY TEAM
This fortnight's Challenge is Sarah's choice and is "FATHER'S DAY/CARD FOR A MAN ".


My DT Card

Our sponsor for this week is "Simon Says Stamp" and you could win a $10 voucher to spend online.

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For my 8 x 8 card I have used the digi image "Special Delivery" from THE DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST SHOP . The colouring medium is Promarkers. The cake is stickled with "Orange Peel" and the flame with "Yellow" Stickles. The sentiment is computer generated and has been cut using "Labels One" S4-161 die by Spellbinders. The dp is "Gossip" item#980 by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Designs. The image & dp have been cut & mounted using "Grand Labels One" LF-161 dies by Spellbinders. The image & sentiment have both been stippled with "Broken China" DI. The buttons are from my stash.

Hope you all have a great time playing in this Challenge. Good luck.
I am entering this for:-
http://charismacardz.blogspot.com Challenge#21 - Boy oh Boy
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com Challenge#1 - Anything Goes
Hugs
Cathy
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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Baby Jesus

Morning again peeps. I haven't posted for a week and then I post two in the same day. I let you into a secret, all my DT postings are scheduled weeks in advance so I didn't even post last Thursday. To see this week's DDSB DT posting see below this one.





My card today is made using the Digi Image "Baby Jesus" by Karens Doodles. The card shape/dp & image have been cut using LF-249 "Grand Big Scalloped Circles" dies by Spellbinders. The colouring medium is Promarkers ( wasn't sure what colours to use as this is the first time of using Kraft cardstock and they came up different). The star was glittered with a Sakura Glitter Pen. The rays were glittered using "Transparent Pee Wee Kit" from Art Institute Glitter. The dp/bronze peel off sentiment and ribbon are all from my stash.






I am entering this for:-



http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ K is for Kids Card/Gift Card - Kraft

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ Challenge #21 - Let's See Some Scallops




http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com Challenge#142 - Use a Die Cut

http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/ Challenge#24 - Ribbon/Lace/Trim + Anything Goes
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com Challenge#1 - Anything Goes

Thank you for looking.

Hugs

Cathy

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Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#60 DT Card

Morning you lovely people. Time again for another super Challenge over at DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST This week is everyone's favourite, yes that's right ANYTHING GOES !!!!!




The digi image I have used this week is "A Christmas Carol" from THE SHOP . There are super Christmas images over on the site and it is never too soon to start your cards. I have nearly sixty to make and do like to try and make every one different. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The hats/cuffs and ground have been glittered using 85 Crystal by Art Institute Glitter. The image has been cut using S4-114 "Standard Circles Large" Nestie by Spellbinders. The mount has been cut from white glitter card using S4-115 "Petite Scalloped Circles Large" Nestie by Spellbinders. The icicles trim again has been cut from white glitter card using LR0135 die by Marianne Creatables. Snowflakes cut from white glitter card using LR0123 set of dies from Marianne Design. Lastly the sentiment Ribbon Tag is also cut from white glitter card using S3-150 "Ribbon Tags Trio" by Spellbinders. The sentiment is a silver peel off from my stash. The ribbon is also from my stash and has been coloured using a Moss Promarker. The dp is "Wish Upon" P295 Sparkle by KaiserCraft.

Why not pop over to THE CHALLENGE BLOG and join us for this super Challenge?


I am entering this for:-


http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Challenge#56 - Anything Goes


http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes


http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ Challenge#142 - Use a Die Cut


http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/ Challenge#24 - Ribbon/Lace/Trim + Anything Goes


http://stampwithsarahkay.blogspot.com/ Pink


http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ Challenge#21 - Let's See Some Scallops

http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/ Challenge#11 - Anything Goes
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com Challenge#1 - Anything Goes

Good luck
Hugs
Cathy
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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#59 DT Card

Morning peeps. Another month over half way through!!! Where are the month's going? Where is my life going!!!! It is time for another super duper Challenge over at DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST This week we would like to see EMBOSSING on your project.

My 8 x 8 DT Card


The digi image I have used this week is "Garden Plow" Vintage which of course can be found at THE SHOP . The colouring medium is Promarkers. The background has been stippled with "Antique Linen" DI. The dp is Webster's Pages "Your Life Beautiful" Item number # US1702D. The embossed element to my card is panel using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. It has been stippled with "Bundled Sage" DI.

Have a go at this great Challenge. You could win a $10 gift certificate to spend online at DIGI DOODLE SHOP . We also have 2 runners up who will get a badge to wear on their blog. 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.

Good luck.
I am entering this for:-
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ Challenge#35 - Anything Goes (Optional Kraft) http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/ Challenge#53 - Anything Goes http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com Challenge#1 - Anything Goes
Hugs
Cathy
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Totally Papercrafts Challenge#66

Hi. I have made this card for a Customer so have had to come out of my hidehole. They knew the date of the Golden Wedding party they are going to but not the date of the actual anniversary so sadly I could not put it on the card.
From front.





From the slight side.










This card is made out of black and gold Stardream card but sadly the photo's do not do the lustre justice. I bought it from Joanna Sheen. The image and bp are also from Joanna Sheen and are from "Floral Fantasy" CDROM. The sentiment is computer generated. The image and sentiment have both been mounted using "Fleur De Lis Rectangles" die S4-317 by Spellbinders. The swirls are LR0118 die by Marianne Design. The ribbon bows are from Ribbon Box. I am entering this for:-
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/ Challenge#53 - Anything Goes


http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/ Challenge#66 - Anniversaries







http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ Challenge#35 - Anything Goes/optional Kraft






Hope to be back blogging properly soon.



Hugs


Cathy


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Saturday, 14 May 2011

A Very Mixed Week for Me!!!!

It has been a roller coaster week for me this week. First of all I lost my Dear Dad late Tuesday evening. He gave up his fight bless him. I am the only child and I lost my Mum last July so it is all down to me to arrange things. I have had a lot of help from of course my hubby and also from a couple that help look after my parents as they lived in my parents home town and I also went to school with the chap from the couple. His funeral is on Monday 23rd May so I hope things will get a bit easier after that. Although the pain will still be there.

On a happier note I have been chosen for the DT for CRAFT YOUR DAYS AWAY which is fortnightly challenge and is open to what ever style of crafting that you enjoy. Of course I am thrilled and it hasn't sunk in yet. The excitment has of course been marred by the news of my Dad.

Hugs
Cathy
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Thursday, 12 May 2011

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#58 DT Card

Morning peeps. The year is going in full swing!!! Another Challenge is just starting over at DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST . This week the challenge is a Colour Combo of Blue & Pink.

My DT Project from the front.
My DT Project from the back.





I have used on my project this week the digi image "Carousel". Go to THE SHOP to find out how to buy and download it. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The image has been cut & mounted using "Labels Three" S4-189 by Spellbinders. The ribbon for the bow and the shreaded filling in the basket are from my stash. The dp is "Noah" item ~831 Sweet Pea by Michelle Coleman from Fancy Pants Designs.








Why not join us in this very easy 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 DT projects and you will be amazed!!!


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




I am entering this for the following Challenges:-




http://kbchallenges.blogspot.com/ Ch#13 - Anything Goes with a Digi


















Hugs



Cathy




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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Sorry If I haven't visited you

Hi my lovely blogging friends. I am so sorry if I haven't managed to visit you daily as I usually do and I haven't managed to enter a Challenge every day. I am afraid my dear Dad is in a coma now and it is only a matter of time before he joins my Mum who I lost last July. I have managed to complete my DT commitments of card making and commenting but I am afraid I have let all my blogging friends down lately. I had a very sleepless night as they didn't expect him to last the night but he has proved them wrong bless him. I am catching up with visiting friends blogs and commenting on all their cards that I have missed so please bear with me.

Hugs
Cathy
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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge#57 DT Card

Morning Peeps. Hope you are all happy and well? It is Thursday so that must mean it is time again for another super Challenge over at DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST . This week we would like you to follow the SKETCH below, which has been thought up by our lovely Karen L. My 6 x 6 DT Card



This lovely Digi Image is "Fairy & Daisy" from THE SHOP. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The image has been glittered with Art Institute "Egg Medallions Transparent Pee Wee Kit" The edges have been stippled using "Shabby Shutters" DI. I have used "Standard Circles Large" S4-114 and "Petite Scalloped Circles Large" S4-115 by Spellbinders to cut & mount. The dp is "Milton" PP006 by Wild Rose Studio Ltd. The top & bottom border trim and the 2 Butterflies on the sides have been cut using Martha Stewart punches. The Butterflies have been stickled down the middle. The Craft Candy is by Craftwork Cards.








Do try to take the time to enter this super Challenge. The lucky winner will win a $10 gift certificate to spend online at the DIGI DOODLE SHOP. 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 alongside the DT for the following month.



Enjoy yourself.




I would like to enter this for the following Challenges:-
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - Ch#6 Flowers



http://creativecowgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ - Spring or Easter or Mother's Day















http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes with Optional Extra of use Something Round






http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ - Ch#32 Open Challenge









Hugs


Cathy


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Sunday, 1 May 2011

2nd Card for Craft Your Days Away Ch#19 + DT Call




Afternoon folks. This is my second card for the super Challenge over at CRAFT YOUR DAYS AWAY they also have a DT call (Info below).



For this I have used the Digi Image "Dance Fever" from Karen's Doodles. The colouring medium is Promarkers. The dp's are "Dot and Dash" - 7B-Q from Foundations. The image and dp layers have been cut & mounted using "Labels One" S4-161 and "Grand Labels One" LF-161 by Spellbinders. The flowers have been made by using Nellie Snellen flower punches. They have been coloured with the same coloured Promarkers as the image. The centres have been glittered using "Icicle" Stickles.




They are really excited over at CRAFT YOUR DAYS AWAY as they are not just starting another Challenge in which the theme is MUSIC & DANCE but they are doing a DT Call. If you are entering you will have to be able to commit to producing a piece of work every fortnight for the Challenges. No previous DT experience is neccessary. They are a friendly team and there are very few rules. To apply all you need is......


- Have a Blog




- Join in with this Challenge




- On your blog post mention the DT call, plus with your Challenge entry picture include one other picture of one piece of your favourites (no matter how old it is)




- Add DT alongside your entry on the Inlinkz

Good Luck!!!



My past card that I enjoyed making.





Closer Picture of the right hand side





Closer picture of the left hand side










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I am also entering the first card for:-


http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/ Challenge #34 Photo Inspirational (See below)







CES Challenge#19 Photo Inspiration


Thank you for looking


Hugs


Cathy


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Craft Your Days Away Ch#19 + DT Call






Afternoon peeps. It is lovely and sunny here today but a cold breeze. My card today is in response to a DT call (details below) but also to enter the Challenge.

For my 8 x 8 card I have used CRAFTY ANN'S digi image "Music Collage3" . The colouring medium is Promarkers. The sentiment is a borrowed stamp from a friend. The image & sentiment have both been distressed with "Old Paper" DI. The bp's are also from CRAFTY ANN'S "Abstract1 Pastels Collection" The lace & flowers are from my stash.






They are very excited over at CRAFT YOUR DAYS AWAY as they are not only running a new Challenge with the theme of MUSIC & DANCE but they are having a DT Call. You must be committed to producing a piece of work every fortnight for the Challenges. No previous DT experience is neccessary. They are a friendly happy team and there are very few rules. All you need to do to apply is......




- Have a Blog





- Join in with this Challenge





- On your blog post a mention of the DT call, plus with your Challenge entry picture include one other picture of one piece of work previously posted on your blog which you consider to be one of your favourities (no matter how old it is)





- Add DT alongside your entry name on the inlinkz





Good Luck





My past card that I enjoyed making.




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I am also entering the first card for:-












http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/ Photo Inspiration (Shown below)











CES Challenge#34 Inspirational Picture





Thank you for looking.





Hugs
Cathy




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