Monday, 27 February 2012

Santa Christmas

Morning Peeps.  Second posting of the day.  The first one was scheduled.  Lol!!!  Had a blood test first thing this morning.  I was very brave but she didn't give me a lollipop. Lol!!!

8 x 8 Card

The image for my card today is from Karen's Doodles, "Santa Christmas"  The colouring medium is Promarkers, I have used "Tea Dye" DI for the edges and clock face.  The dp is "Victorian Christmas" by Dovecraft.  The clock face is a Tim Holtz Alterations die by Sizzix.  The ribbon and charm are from my stash.

I am entering this for:-
ABC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - "D" for Distress
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE - Your Choice
CRAFTY HAZELNUTS CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE- Use Ribbon and/or a Charm
DELIGHTFUL SKETCHES- Use Pattern Paper
DO YOU STACK UP - Ch#60 Distress
I LOVE PROMARKERS - Ch#105 Time

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
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Karen's Doodles Challenge#99 DT Card

Morning Peeps.  It is Monday so it is time for the fortnightly Challenge over at KAREN'S DOODLES CHALLENGE BLOG. This fortnight the Challenge is "Easter/Pastel Colours"

My 6 x 6 Square DT Card

The image I have used this week is "BUNNY TULIPS" from THE SHOP .  The colouring medium is Promarkers.  The image has been cut using "S4-114 Standard Circles Large" from Spellbinders.  The dp is "Spring Feast" by Mindy Terasawa First Edition FEPAD015.  Ribbon is from Ribbon Box.  Paper flowers 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

Have a great time in playing this Challenge and just remember it is the first signs of Spring with this card.  Lol!!!

I am entering this for:-
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE - Your Choice
DELIGHTFUL SKETCHES - Use Pattern Paper
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - Use a Digi - Spring/Easter
CRAFTS AND ME - Shades of Spring
DAISY DOODLES CREATIVE CHALLENGES Ch#54 - Colour Your World
FAIRYTALE CHALLENGE Ch#35 - Spring

Hugs
Cathy
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Sunday, 19 February 2012

HM&FC#113

Morning peeps, it is very sunny here this morning but my neighbours tell me it is a very cold wind.  Very hot here in the apartments as we have night storage heaters there is nothing we can do about the heat in the apartment today.  I will have to take  my crystal ball out and decide what the weather is going to do tomorrow.  Lol!!!

My card today is using the stamp plate "Christmas-Fireplace" JSHM008 from Joanna Sheen.  I know there isn't a fireplace in sight but it is off the stamp plate with this name.  Lol!!!  The colouring medium is Promarkers and Sakura Glitter pens.  The image has been mounted using "S4-319 Lattice Rectangles" by Spellbinders.  The dp is "Christmas" backing papers - Mouse House Designs from Joanna Sheen.  The ribbon/bow and wooden snowflake are from my stash.  The charm is from Mei-Flower.

Thank you for looking. Sorry about the photograph but hubby's camera is still poorly so it is still being taken with mine.

I am entering this for:-
ABC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE- "C" is for Charming
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE - Wk142 Anything Goes
HOUSE MOUSE -HM&FC #113- Make Wishes Come True
SHELLY'S IMAGES - Anything Goes
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS - Ch#104 - Ribbons&/or Bows
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY - Make it Cute
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY CHALLENGE - Ch#152 - Charm Me

Hugs
Cathy
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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Craft Your Day's Away Challenge#39 DT Card

Morning peeps.  Yippee it is Saturday, time for another great Challenge to start over at CRAFT YOUR DAY'S AWAY.  This fortnight our theme is  "Paper Piecing".  This is the choice of our lovely SARAH.  Our sponsor is this fortnight is  ONE STOP CARD CRAFTS.

My cute image is from Precious Moments.  The colouring medium is Promarkers.  The image has been mounted using "LF-249 Grand Big Scalloped Circles" by Spellbinders.  The dp's are "Pure" item #823 Michelle Coleman Fancy Pants Designs.  The 8 x 8 card blank is from Cardwork Cards.  Ribbon from my local market stall.  Flowers are from SWEETPEA POLLYS CRAFT THINGS.  The sentiments are digi's from my stash, sorry I haven't taken note on my computer where I got them from. I have also used a Cuttlebug die for the corners.

Have a great time entering this Challenge and I know you are all more experienced at Paper Piecing then me.

Good Luck

I am entering this for:-
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE- Week142 - Anything Goes
CRAFTY ANN'S - Ch#59 - Bold and Bright
SHELLY'S IMAGES - Anything Goes
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS - Ch#104 - Ribbons &/or Bows
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - Flower Power
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY - Make it cute

Hugs
Cathy
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Friday, 17 February 2012

Marjorie/Pam/Doreen's Birthdays

All three of my cards today are for elderly ladies in my block of apartments.  I don't think they would like my usual type of cards.  I have tried something new with today's cards.  They are all using the very lovely 3 Decals Textured rub-ons book by Creata Crafts Ltd.


This one is for Marjorie's Birthday.  The Violet's are February flower in the book.  I have mounted them using "S4-294 Beaded Ovals" die by Spellbinders.  The paper lace is using a Martha Stewart punch(something I should try to use more as I have loads of punches) The Happy Birthday I borrowed from a crafting friend before I moved house and she stamped it out a few times for me.

I would like to enter this for:-
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE - Free and Easy Feb Pt2


This one is for Pam's Birthday.  The Roses's are the June flower from the same book.  I have mounted this one using "S4-293 Lacey Circles" by Spellbinders.  I have used a borrowed stamp again and another Martha Stewart punch for the lace.

I would like to enter this for:-
DELICIOUS DOODLES - Ch#13 - Pink to make the Boys wink
FAB 'n' FUNKY - Ch#108 - Try something new
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - Flower Power
CARD MAKIN MAMAS-  Ch#39 - Happy Birthday


This card is for Doreen's Birthday and the Aster is the September flower from the same book.  I have mounted it using "S4-115 Petite Scalloped Circles Large" by Spellbinders.  Again I have used a borrowed stamp for the sentiment and another one of my Martha Stewart punches for the lace.

I would like to enter this for:-
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - Ch#100 - Anything Goes

Thank you for looking.
Hugs
Cathy
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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Digi Doodle Shop Challenges#95 DT Card


Morning peeps. Hope you are all well. Did you get lots of Valentines cards on Tuesday. Lol!!!  Don't all shout at me at once!!!!  It is that time of the week to join in with the new Challenge over at  DIGI DOODLE SHOP CHALLENGES .  This week is everyone's favourite again "ANYTHING GOES".

The super image I have used this week is one of the fairly new ones "The Adamant Golfer - Focus"  This is found in THE SHOP  very easily by Shop By Type and Style - People - Men.  The image has been cut and mounted using "S5-006 Mega Nesties Curved Rectangles" by Spellbinders.  The colouring medium is Promarkers.  I have decoupaged the golfers bottom half so it has two layers.  The dp is "Complete Boy" Jen Wilson My Minds Eye item#TBB001.  The golf embellishments have been cut using "S4-026 Hole in One" by Spellbinders.  I have decoupaged the golf bag three layers and the golf tee two.  The flag and the message I have left just one.  The jute ribbon is from my stash and started out as beige and I have coloured it using a Midnight Blue Promarker. The sentiment on the image has been computer generated.

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:-
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE - Free and Easy Feb Pt2
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - Anything Goes
CREATIVE CARD CREW - Masculine
SHELLY'S IMAGES - Show Us What you Got

Hugs
Cathy
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Monday, 13 February 2012

Karen's Doodles Challenge#98 DT Card

Morning peeps.  Another week flown by.  Going even quicker now I am an old lady.  Lol!!!  It is time again for another Challenge to start over at KAREN'S DOODLES CHALLENGE BLOG .  This week we would like you to" CELEBRATE".

My 8 x 8 Square DT Card


This week I have used "Crafting Rosie" from THE SHOP.  This card is for a crafting friend and her name is Rose so I though it very apt.  She is not an elephant though, she is very slim.  Lol!!!  My colouring medium is Promarkers.  The image has been cut and mounted using "LF-168 Grand Large Labels" by Spellbinders.  The dp's are "Noah item#831" by Michelle Coleman Fancy Pants Designs.  The numbers have been cut using a Cuttlebug die.  The glitter ribbon and flower 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
Hope you enjoy this easy Challenge and good luck.


I am entering this for:-
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE - Free and Easy Feb Pt2
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey- Make it Cute

Hugs
Cathy
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Friday, 10 February 2012

Teddy Romeo

Hi Folks.  We had a little flurry of more snow last night which made it a bit slippery this morning.  I hope you are all managing in this weather and none of you have had any nasty accidents.  I usually go over on me butt but cross fingers I am okay at the moment.

I have used "Teddy Romeo" stamp plate from LOTV today for my card.  The colouring medium is Promarkers.  The lace and ribbon are from my stash.  The charm is from Mei Flower.  The flowers are from Sweet Pea Pollys Crafty Things.  The dp is "McKenna" code 624979 by K & Company.  I have used a Spellbinder die and also a Marianne Design die.

Thank you for looking.

I am entering this for:-
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE BLOG- Ch#60 - Eye's Down, Bingo Board.  Mine is Charms- My Choice(Ribbon & Lace)- Flowers.
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS - Ch#20 - Love is in the Air
DO YOU STACK UP- Ch#58 - Love
FAB 'n' FUNKY - Ch#107 - Love is in the Air
FROSTED DESIGNS- Love is in the Air + Blog Hop
I LOVE PROMARKERS - Ch#103 - Love is in the Air
MY MUMS CRAFT SHOP - It must be Love
ONE STITCH AT A TIME- Ch#99 - With Love
PAPER PLAY CHALLENGES - Week6 - Love Letters
PARTY TIME TUESDAY - Ch#54 - Valentines
PATTIES CREATIONS - Ch#37 Valentines and Love
SCRAP CREATIONS - Valentines
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE- Free and Easy pt1.
SWEET STAMPIN - The one I Love
TOP TIP TUESDAY- Ch#69 - Valentines
CARD MAKIN MAMAS - Ch#38 - Valentines
FAIRYTALE CHALLENGE - Love-Love-Love
CRAFTYANNS CHALLENGE - Ch#58 - Love is in the Air

Hugs
Cathy
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Monday, 6 February 2012

Wishing you a Beary Merry Christmas

8 x 8 Square Card

Afternoon sweeties.  Sorry about my picture of my card today but something has gone wrong with hubby's camera and we have had to use mine.  Mine makes the cards look rounded so we have had to take the picture further away and leave a margin round it showing the desk top.

The stamped image and sentiment are from "Beary Merry Christmas" Christmas Collection Popcorn the Bear by Crafter's Companion.  The colouring medium is Promarkers.  The hat trim has been glittered with "85 Crystal" by Art Institute.  The snow is"Diamond Dust" by Twinklets.  The image has been cut using "LF-114 Grand Circles - Mounted using "LF-124 Grand Scalloped Circles" by Spellbinders.  The bp is from "Christmas Colossal Paper pack Contemporary" by Papermania.  Snowflakes have been punched using an X Cut punch.  Icicles cut using "LR0135" die - Tree cut using "LR0174" die both from Marianne Design.  Snowflakes/icicles and tree all have been cut out of white glitter card.  The glittery ribbon and buttons are from my stash.

Thank you for looking.
I am entering this for:-
ABC CHRISTMAS- "B" for Bears + embellies (I choose Bling-Buttons and Bow)
ALLSORTS- Free and Easy Pt1
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS- Blue and White
CRAFTY HAZELNUT'S CHRISTMAS - Ch#58 - Use a die cut
DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES - Punches and Die
SIMON SAYS STAMP- Animal Antics
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - Punches and/or Dies
SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE-  1st Birthday Anything Goes + Blog Hop

Hugs
Cathy
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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Love Sunflower

This is my second posting of day, I know don't faint!!!  for CRAFT YOUR DAY'S AWAY CHALLENGE DT Card click on the link.


The image and sentiment for this card are from "Love - Sunflower" stamp plate House-Mouse Designs from Joanna Sheen JSHM025.  The colouring medium is Promarkers.  I have used "Scandinavian Hearts" die DL155 by Cheery Lynn Designs.  The dp is from "Elegant Fans" CDROM by Joanna Sheen.  The heart doilies started off white but I have coloured them with a purple Promarker.  They were bought from Ribbon Box.  The rose is from my stash.

I am entering this for:-
HOUSEMOUSE AND FRIENDS-Ch#112 -  Love themed projects with more than one heart +  
                                                                    Blog Hop.
CRAFT US CRAZY Ch#20 - Anything Goes

CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - Valentines Day/Show Us Some Love
DO YOU STACK UP - Ch#57 - Anything Goes
PAPER PLAYTIME - Ch#66 - Anything Goes + Blog Hop
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS - #53 - Anything Goes
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE - Free and Easy Pt1
TOP TIP TUESDAY -Ch#69 Valentines
JOANNA SHEEN CHALLENGE - Ch#3 - Love is in the Air
SWEET STAMPIN- The One I Love
SIMON SAYS STAMP - Animal Antics
CARD MAKIN MAMAS - Ch#38 - Valentine
FAIRY TALE CHALLENGE - Love-Love-Love
CRAFTY ANN'S CHALLENGE - Ch#58 - Love is in the Air
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - Punches and/or Dies
DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES - Punches and Dies

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
Cathy
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Craft Your Day's Away Challenge#38 DT Card

Morning peeps.  Certainly colder these mornings.  I don't like to leave my lovely warm bed in the winter!!!  It is time again for another great Challenge to start over at  CRAFT YOUR DAYS AWAY . This fortnight our theme is "STITCHING (Real or Faux)" This was the choice of our lovely boss JOANNE.
Our sponsor this time is PRETTY RIBBON SHOP

My 6 x 6 Square DT Card


The stamped image is a House-Mouse Designs "Birthdays Balloon"  JSHM002 from Joanna Sheen.  The colouring medium is Promarkers.  I have used Glossy Accents on the blown up balloon.  The dp is "Road Show Delicate Dots" item#170 Fancy Pants Designs.  Glitter card,ribbon and charm are from my stash.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Have a great time playing along with this challenge and good luck.

I am entering this for the the following Challenges:-
CRAFT US CRAZY Ch#20 - Anything Goes
DO YOU STACK UP - Ch#57 - Anything Goes
PAPER PLAYTIME - Ch#66 - Anything Goes + Blog Hop
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE - Free and Easy Pt1
SIMON SAYS STAMP - Animal Antics


Hugs
Cathy
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Thursday, 2 February 2012

Digi Doodle Shop Challenges#93 DT Card

Morning you lovely people.  It is time for another super Challenge to start over at DIGI DOODLE SHOP CHALLENGES.  This week it is the turn of Ruth's team.  Our theme this week is "Love is in the Air" 

My A5 DT Card


The image is "Fish Kiss" from THE SHOP.  It can be easily found by going to Theme - Valentines.  I have used "S4-127 Classic Scalloped Squares Large" and "S4-006 Squares" dies by Spellbinders to cut and mount the image.  It is coloured in using my trusted Promarkers.  The fins have been picked out with "Diamond Glitter" by Sparkles.  The dp's are "Brook Collection - Downstream #BK724" Crate Paper.  The sentiment is a freebie from THE SHOP.  It has been cut using "S4-114 Standard Circles Large" die by Spellbinders.  The ribbon and sequinned hearts 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 hope you enjoy this Challenge and good luck.

I am entering this for:-
CRAFT US CRAZY Ch#20 - Anything Goes
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - Valentines Day/Show Us Some Love
DO YOU STACK UP - Ch#57 - Anything Goes
FAB 'n' FUNKY Ch#106 Use a Digi
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - Ch#98 - Use a Digi-Anything Goes
PAPER PLAYTIME - Ch#66 - Anything Goes + Blog Hop
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS - #53 - Anything Goes
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE - One or more Hearts
TOP TIP TUESDAY -Ch#69 Valentines

Hugs
Cathy
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