Saturday, 31 December 2011

My Favourites!!!!! 2011

This is meant to be my favourite five cards of 2011.  But like DEBBY I have extended it some what. Lol!!!!


This card was made with two Karen's Doodles digi images.


This adorable little girl is a Funky Kits digi image.


This is a Digi Doodles Shop Challenge digi image and I made it for my hubby for Valentines Day.

This card has a Karen's Doodles image and was the 2nd card I made for them when I was a Guest Designer for a month.


Another Karen's Doodles image and this was my 4th Guest Designer card.


This one is using a Digi Doodle Shop Challenges digi image and a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The papers are Webster pages and I thought they went so well.


Another Digi Doodle Shop Challenges digi image.


I broke the mould with this one and used a Creative Expression stamp plate. I put Glossy Accents on the wine bottles and glasses and also used distress inks instead of my trusty Promarkers.

Karen's Doodles image again and the sentiment is a freebie from Digi Doodles Shop Challenges.  The strawberries are made of wood and I bought from a garden centre.


Another Karen's Doodles digi image.


Last but not least another Digi Doodle Shop Challenges digi image.  This is going to be for my B.I.L. and S.I.L.'s anniversary so I hope they do not go into my blog as they sometimes do.  Lol!!!!

I hope you have enjoyed viewing my past 2011 cards and I hope you can join us in going back over yours.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

My Favourite Five Christmas Cards of 2011

Hi folks!  I thought I would join in the fun and post my favourite five of My Christmas cards of 2011.  I was surprised to discover that I hadn't made many this year.  Most of my cards I sent this year were made last year and I made so many that I had lots left over.  This idea was the lovely DEBBY'S.

This is a Karen's Doodles Image.


This one is a Digi Doodle Shop Challenge Image

Another Digi Doodle Shop Challenge Image

 Karen's Doodles Image

 Sorry!!!  Another Karen's Doodles Image

Yep!!!  Another Karen's Doodles Image

I think I was obsessed this year with Digi Doodle Shop Challenges and Karen's Doodles images.  It is probably because I work for both.  Lol!!!  Oops I have loaded SIX.  Sorry.

Hope you can join in the fun and you might win something.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Digi Doodle Shop Challenges#88 DT Card

Morning peeps.  Is your household getting excited about the big day looming?  I sadly have had my prezzie, a new super computer.  Fabulous  high spec.  It will have to do for my big birthday that is looming as well.  I will be 60 on the 4th January but sadly will have to wait for my pension etc until September 2013!!!!

Right I had better get on to the subject in hand.  It is Thursday again and that must mean another great Challenge over at DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S CHALLENGES . This time it is everyone's favourite, ANYTHING GOES.  This will be a two week challenge.  Our next one starts 5th January 2012

My A5 Easel DT Card


My image is "Vintage Promenade" available fromTHE SHOP.  The colouring medium is Promarkers.  The dp is "Joy's Vintage Papers" by HOTP item 3282.  The image and sentiment have been mounted using "S4- 317 Fleur  De Lis Rectangles" by Spellbinders.  The Swirl has been cut using "LR0118", Bird has been cut using "LR0138" both by Marianne Design.  The flowers are from my stash.


Why not pop over to the CHALLENGE BLOG and join us in this great Challenge. The lucky winner will win a $10 gift certificate to spend in THE 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 along side the DT for the following month. Pop over to see my team mates projects and you will be amazed.

I wish you and your families a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I hope you enjoy this Challenge and good luck and look forward to seeing you next year.

I am entering this for:-
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com - Anything Goes
http://cookingitupwithkatie.blogspot.com - Ch#86 Anything Goes
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com - Anything Goes
http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com - Ch#37 Anything Goes
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com Ch#97 Anything Goes
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com Ch#47 Use ribbon on your card
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com Anything but a Christmas card

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

New Challenge Blog Candy

There is a new Challenge starting Thursday 5th Jan.  Now Lili of the Valley will be known as "Lili's Little Fairies"  To kick things off they are offering candy.  See below


from Lili of the Valley they have
GIFT VOUCHER


From Which Craft they have

crackers-candy 

From Nitwits Collections they have:
Nitwit-prize

From Bev they have
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Finally from Jacqui they have
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To be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes all they ask you to do is Grab their Banner and Link and add to your Sidebar and also  advertise this candy on your Blog and then leave a link on Mr Linky.
The Candy will close at 6pm on January 4th 2012

Monday, 19 December 2011

Karen's Doodles Challenge#94 DT Card

Morning peeps.  I hope you had a great week end and your Christmas gift shopping is nearly completed, not many days left so you had better get a move on.  Lol!!!  Right down to brass tacks.  It is Monday and time for another great Challenge to start over at KAREN'S DOODLES CHALLENGE BLOG .  This week our Challenge is to use "Spots and Stripes". This challenge will be running for three weeks so you have until 8th January to enter.

My 8 x 8 DT Card


My card today is using the fun image What a Swing from THE SHOP.  The colouring medium is Promarkers.  The image has been cut and mounted using "LF-190 Grand Labels Four" by Spellbinders.  The buttons/jute thread and dp are from my stash.


Anyone can enter our challenges but remember only entries using Karen's Doodles images will
be eligible for the first place prize and Card of the Week.
  • 1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and Card of the Week Blinkie, awarded to the DT choice of best entry using a Karen's Doodles image
  • 2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
  • 3rd Place - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles
I am entering this for:-
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com - Anything Goes
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com - Anything Goes
http://cookingitupwithkatie.blogspot.com - Ch#86 Anything Goes
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com - Anything Goes
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com - Anything but a Christmas Card


I hope you all have a great time at Christmas and I wish you all a Happy New Year.
Have fun with the Challenge.
Good Luck
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Digi Doodle Shop Challenges#87 - DT Card

Morning again peeps.  Thursday again and another week closer to the man in red to arrive.  I hope you have all been good?  It is time again for another great Challenge over at DIGI DOODLE SHOP CHALLENGES This week our challenge is "PAPER PIERCING"  (We do mean you to prick holes in your card/paper)

My 6 x 6  DT Card


The adorable image I have used this week is "Little Daisy" from  THE SHOP.  The sentiment is also from  THE SHOP and is a freebie.  The dp is "PP003-Floral" Wild Rose Studio.  The colouring medium is Promarkers.  The velvet ribbon and flowers are from my stash.

Don't forget this great offer


Another thing to mention, for every 50 new followers we get at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges,Judy will draw from the followers to get a $5.00 store gift certificate - starting when we reach 600.

Why not pop over to the CHALLENGE BLOG and join us in this great Challenge. The lucky winner will win a $10 gift certificate to spend in THE 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 along side the DT for the following month. Pop over to see my team mates projects and you will be amazed.
I hope you enjoy this Challenge and good luck.

I am entering this for:-
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com - Anything Goes
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com - Anything Goes
http://cookingitupwithkatie.blogspot.com - Ch#86 Anything Goes
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Monday, 12 December 2011

Karen's Doodles Challenge#93 DT Card

Morning Peeps.  How are you doing with your Christmas Shopping?  All done!!!  Don't all shout at me at once!!!  It is Monday so stop the Christmas shopping for awhile and sit down in your craft room and enter our very easy Challenge this week:-" CLEAN AND SIMPLE". Over at 

My 6 x 6 square DT Card

My image this week is "Little Winter Angel" and can be found at the SHOP.  The colouring medium is Promarkers.  I have used a Creative Expression embossing folder and a Martha Stewart punch for the background card.  The ribbon is from my stash.  The flowers are from Joanna Sheen.  I have tried my best to keep this card CAS, but I am not very good at it.  Lol!!  I didn't glitter her wings so I was good there!!!!  I can always go back when no one is looking.  Lol!!!


Anyone can enter our challenges but remember only entries using Karen's Doodles images will
be eligible for the first place prize and Card of the Week.
  • 1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and Card of the Week Blinkie, awarded to the DT choice of best entry using a Karen's Doodles image
  • 2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
  • 3rd Place - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles
Have a great time.


I am entering this for:-



http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com - Y is for Yipee!!! Christmas is almost here!
http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com - Ch#65 - A Traditional Christmas
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com - There's Snow business like snow business/ after entered one of those, Anything Goes.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Craft Your Day's Away Challenge#35 DT Card

Morning peeps.  It is Saturday and it is time to start our last Challenge of the year over at
  CRAFT YOUR DAY'S AWAY.  This challenge will be a month long challenge and our next one will be starting on the 7th January 2012. Gulp! that sounds a long way away.  On to this times challenge, our theme this time is "Snowmen" and has been picked by our lovely AMANDA.

My DT Card

For my card I have used "Giordano Christmas Creations" CDROM by Joanna Sheen.  I have printed one of the shaped cards from this great CDROM.  I have layered five layers of decoupage but have only used 1mm tape on each layer so not to make it too high.  I have glittered the last layer using "85 Crystal" from Art Institute Glitter.  I enjoyed using one of my CD's for a change instead of Digi images or stamps.

Have a great time with this challenge and behalf of  myself and the CYDA team I wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR and hope to see you joining us next year.

Oops, nearly forgot our sponsor is:-

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The prize is $10 to spend in their online store.

I am entering this for:-
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com - Y is for Yipee!!! Christmas is almost here!
http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com - Ch#65 - A Traditional Christmas
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com - Christmas Challenge
http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com - Ch#120 Christmas Fun
http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.com - Ch#1 - Christmas Wishes
http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com - Wk#49 - Snowmen
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com - There's Snow business like snow business/ after entered one of those, Anything Goes.
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com -Ch#35 Christmas
http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com - Ch#35 - Traditional Christmas

   Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Digi Doodle Shop Challenges#86 - DT Card

Morning peeps.  Lovely and sunny here today, I wonder how long that will last.  It is Thursday so that must mean it is another chance to join in the new super Challenge just starting over at
  DIGI DOODLE SHOP CHALLENGES.  This week our theme is "NATURE".

My 8 x 8 DT Card


This week I have used "Cherry Blossom" from THE SHOP.  I have gone with a bit of an oriental direction with this one. The colouring medium is Promarkers.  The edges and background have been stippled using "Weathered Wood" DI.  The two bp's are from my stash.  The two oriental charms are from
  THE FRUIT PIXIE.  The four tiny butterflies have been cut out of pearl card using a small punch.


Don't forget this great offer!


Another thing to mention, for every 50 new followers we get at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges,Judy will draw from the followers to get a $5.00 store gift certificate - starting when we reach 600.

Why not pop over to the CHALLENGE BLOG and join us in this great Challenge. The lucky winner will win a $10 gift certificate to spend in THE 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 along side the DT for the following month. Pop over to see my team mates projects and you will be amazed.
I hope you enjoy this Challenge and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Monday, 5 December 2011

Karen's Doodles Challenge#92 DT Card

Morning you lovely people.  Still mild I am pleased to say.  Well it is at the time of me posting this!  Not long to the big day, so I am continuing with my Christmas cards.  If I have made too many they will always do for next year won't they?  It is Monday so it is time for another great Challenge over at
  KARENS DOODLES CHALLENGE BLOG.  This week is a "Recipe - 3 different embellies-2 papers- 1 image".

My 6 x 6 DT Card

My cute image is "Doggy Christmas" from THE SHOP.  The colouring medium is Promarkers.  The baubles/trim on dogs hats have been glittered.  The image has been cut using "S4-006 Squares " and mounted using "S4-127 Classic Scalloped Squares Large" both by Spellbinders.  The striped paper is "Yuletide Greetings" item #283 by Nancie Rowe-Janitz Fancy Pants Designs, the Holly paper is an off cut from my stash.  The metal sentiment is by "PaperCraft 4 You"  The bauble is by Crafty Bitz.  The gift is by Jolee's Boutique - Stickepotamus.


Anyone can enter our challenges but remember only entries using Karen's Doodles images will
be eligible for the first place prize and Card of the Week.
  • 1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and Card of the Week Blinkie, awarded to the DT choice of best entry using a Karen's Doodles image
  • 2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
  • 3rd Place - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles
Have a great time everyone, and good luck.


I am entering this for :-
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com -  Ch#87-Anything Goes + Glitter.
http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.com - Ch#48 - Something Sweet.
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com - Ch#29 - Christmas
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com - Ch#34 - Christmas
http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com - Ch#120-Christmas Fun

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Digi Doodle Shop Challenges#85 - DT Card

Morning peeps.  I am still really warm in my lovely apartment at the time of posting this.  The sun is streaming through.  In actual fact it is too hot at my crafting station as it is right in front of the window and my blinds haven't arrived yet to cut out the sun.  My curtains and blinds should be fitted any day!!  Right stop the cackle,  it is time again for another Challenge over at DIGI DOODLE SHOP CHALLENGES.  Our challenge this week is:-
"LOTS OF SPARKLE"

My A5 DT Card

The digi image I have used this week is "Angel and Harp"  and she is in THE SHOP now!!!!  The colouring medium is Promarkers, the image has also been picked out using "Golden Rod" Stickles.  The image has been mounted using die cut "S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles" by Spellbinders.  It has been cut from gold mirri card.  The tree has been cut out of green glitter card using "LR0174 Tree1" by Marianne Design.  The Poinsettia has been cut out of green/red and gold glitter card using "LR0121 Poinsettia1" die again by Marianne Design.  The main card is a bronze and gold embossed mirri card from Kanban.  The metal sentiment is by PaperCraft 4 You.  The gold ribbon is from my stash.


Why not pop over to the CHALLENGE BLOG and join us in this great Challenge. The lucky winner will win a $10 gift certificate to spend in THE 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 along side the DT for the following month. Pop over to see my team mates projects and you will be amazed.
I hope you enjoy this Challenge and good luck.
Don't forget this super offer.


Another thing to mention, for every 50 new followers we get at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges,Judy will draw from the followers to get a $5.00 store gift certificate - starting when we reach 600.

I am entering this card for:-
Fab 'n' Funky - Ch#101- Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey- Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Ch#44 - Anything Goes
Totally PaperCrafts - Christmas
Scrap Creations - Christmas
Sparkles Forum Challenges Ch#25 - Vintage Christmas
Fairy Tale Challenges - Ch#29 - Christmas
Patties Creations Challenge - Ch#34 - Christmas
PollyCraft Challenge - Ch#120 - Christmas Fun

Hugs
Cathy
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