Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Merry Christmas

I spent the afternoon making a batch of Christmas cards yesterday.


I am really enjoying colouring in these images from Digistamp Boutique.  I have used copics and kindy glitz, with a touch of gel pen to highlight the buckle.

I would like to submit these cards for the following challenge:
MadforMarkers - Christmas



Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary & Merry Christmas

We had a family celebration yesterday for my SIL and BIL birthdays and wedding anniversary.


We also had our first opportunity to catch up with the Bride and Groom - they have returned from their honeymoon and they are now back in the 'real world' ;-)

I gave RosaLia some money, but placed it in a gift card holder (that I made of course ;-))


 Here is the card I made for RosaLia


Penny Black image coloured with water pencils and highlighted with Kindy Glitz, layered onto cardstock, embellished with flowers and gems.
I have been reusing old supplies in an endeavour to lessen my stash - I have so much paper it is just not funny any more ;-) 

Here is the card for Greg





I used an image I came across paper squirrel and an SVG from The Creative Pointe - it came together beautifully - I can easily see me using this concept again ;-)  This one has been coloured with Copics, layered using foam dots and mounted onto square black cardstock.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Clean and Simple - inspired by  sketch 168
Here come the boys - men in your life




It was also Greg and RosaLia's 21st wedding anniversary.



I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Less is More - a bit of bling
Quirky Cards - clean and simple


Lauren and Brett will be spending Christmas with mum, Sharon, overseas, so we gave them Christmas presents and cards early. 



I made these cute little Christmas cards using images from Digistamp Boutique - hurry they are still on special until the end of the month.  Images printed onto cardstock, cut out using spellbinders on the cuttlebug, hand coloured with copics and highlighted with kindy glitz - stay turned, there will be more cards using these delightful images ;-)

I would like to enter these Christmas cards for the following challenges:
Pollycraft Monday - Christmas Fun
Stamptacular Sunday 140 - anything Christmas
Forever Friends - christmas is coming - OOPS ....... Too late ;-)






Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Cardmadfairy November Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone **waves**


I hope you are having a good day ;-)


I have had the most wonderful honour of being a Guest Designer for Cardmadfairy for the month of November and here is my second card.


We hope you will play along with us this week but please remember that you must use a digi stamp although it's not necessary to use a Cardmadfairy one but it would be fantastic to see how you would use our images. Please remember though to only enter the challenge once unless you are using Cardmadfairy images, we will have to delete any extra entries which don't comply with our rules


This fortnight, the theme is Winter Wonderland - as soon as I saw the theme, I knew exactly what DP/vellum I was going to use ;-)




I used the Buttons Snowman image and printed on white dimple textured cardstock and coloured with watercolour pencils, heat embossed the nose, and added kindy glitz to the hat.  Image was then matted onto purple cardstock. Side panel is pearl cardstock embossed using the Snowflakes folder in the Cuttlebug, then mounted onto 'Winter Wonderland' vellum, all layered onto soft purple square card.  Card highlighted with gems and snowflake cut using the CraftROBO.

Check out Cardmadfairy - they have some wonderfully cute digital images.


Cardstock and vellum from BlueEdge Crafts


I would like to submit this card for the following challenges:

Creatalicious Challenges - make it sparkle
ABC Challenge - D for Dazzle
Digital Tuesday - sparkle and shine

Inspire me fridays - anything goes




Thank you for visiting my blog today, and have a good day - remember, any day spent doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Memories Scrapbook Software - Giveaway Winner!

I have had a wonderful opportunity to have a play with some new digital scrapbooking software – well new to me ;-) and I have been having fun ;-)



I have also had the opportunity to host a giveway, which has also been a lot of fun.

So, finally, after a bit of a delay with a job application and another sale of one of my gift card holders from ETSY ;-) .................

winner was drawn the old fashioned way by drawing a name out of a bowl.

 



The winner is ............................ Kathy



If you missed out on this giveaway and would like to have your own copy of My Memories 2.0, a very special coupon code is also available!

If you use the coupon code STMMMS33699 at My Memories, upon checkout, you’ll receive a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software AND a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store – a $20 value!

There are some great videos on youtube showing the ins and outs ;-)  http://www.youtube.com/user/MyMemoriesSuite .

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

More Inspiration for UnstampaBelles Challenge & Design Team Call

Now for some more inspiration on cards not using stamps:






Cuttlebug used to cut and emboss trees, embellished with gems, layered onto cardstock and highlighted with stickers.

UNSTAMPABELLES DESIGN TEAM CALL


Yes, we are in search of three new members for our Design Team to start January 2012 for a six month stint.

Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to Mandy, Kerry and Kaye at the end of our December challenge. They already know that 2012 is going to keep them plenty busy in real life but I am sure they will still find time to visit in the future. We will miss their wonderful inspiration.


On a positive note though....this now gives you the chance to part of our fun and friendly team.


We will require a creation from you each month to showcase at the start of each challenge.


If you have the time possibly a second card during the month to keep the inspiration flowing.


What to do to be considered:

Please just add a link to the DT CALL post of a project that you have posted (current or older) on your blog that will fit our challenge criteria.


Remember, all types of papercrafts and any technique....but NO STAMPS.

Our call will stay open until 12th December.





Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Cardmadfairy - November Challenge - Textures

Hi everyone **waves**


I hope you are having a good day ;-)


I have the most wonderful honour of being a Guest Designer for Cardmadfairy for the month of November.


We hope you will play along with us this week but please remember that you must use a digi stamp although it's not necessary to use a Cardmadfairy one but it would be fantastic to see how you would use our images. Please remember though to only enter the challenge once unless you are using Cardmadfairy images, we will have to delete any extra entries which don't comply with our rules


This fortnight, the theme is textures and here is my card incorporating several different textures - dimpled cardstock, 'fur', gloss and fabric.









I used the Buttons Snowman image and printed on white dimple textured cardstock and water coloured with SU Markers.  Scarfe, hat and shovel were heat embossed and 'fur' added using Polymark dimensional fabric and craft paint.  Front panel cut out with Spellbinders deckle edge using Cuttlebug and mounted onto DP.  A ribbon and acrylic snowflake added, then all layered on silver square card.

You have until Friday, 25th November to get your entries in.


Check out Cardmadfairy - they have some wonderfully cute digital images.


Cardstock, sticker and DP from BlueEdge Crafts








Thank you for visiting my blog today, and have a good day - remember, any day spent doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

My Memories Scrapbooking Software - FREEBIES

I have had a wonderful opportunity to have a play with some new digital scrapbooking software – well new to me ;-) and I have been having fun ;-)






This software is easy to use, comes with numerous templates, but you can ‘do your own thing’ too. You also have the ability to bring in elements from other sources that you may already have – making it very useful in my book ;-)

Here are some pics of some of the current freebies





and here is what I made using some of the elements from one of the packs mixed with other elements that came with the My Memories Software




Now, here is the good bit ………… I am able to give you the opportunity to get your very own copy of My Memories Suite 2.0 ($40 value) ABSOLUTELY FREE.


What do you have to do? Well, I don’t want you to jump through too many hoops, but there are a few ;-)
  1. You must be a follower to ANY of my blogs – Cathy’s Creative Corner, Cathy’s Sewing Room, Cathy's Kitchen or Through My Eyes
  2. Visit My Memories website. Once you are there, check out the different digital paper packs on offer and let me know which one you like best by leaving a comment on the GIVEAWAY post.
  3. I must have a way of contacting you by email - no contact, no entry!
  4. This giveaway will end on NOON, Monday, 21st November 2011 (Aussie Time) and winner will be drawn the old fashioned way ………… names in a bowl ;-).
Good luck to you all!


If you miss out on this giveaway, or just can’t wait to have your own copy of My Memories 2.0, a very special coupon code is also available!
If you use the coupon code STMMMS33699 at My Memories, upon checkout, you’ll receive a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software AND a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store – a $20 value!


There are some great videos on youtube showing the ins and outs ;-)  http://www.youtube.com/user/MyMemoriesSuite .


If you have any questions, please email me at:
 crafteecc-creativecorner@yahoo.com.au


I am happy to say that the company has been a pleasure to deal with, no ‘nasties’ came with the software, and they haven’t hounded me with emails since downloading the software ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking - Giveaway

I have had a wonderful opportunity to have a play with some new digital scrapbooking software – well new to me ;-) and I have been having fun ;-)



I have been playing over the last few days – in between loads of washing and giving hubby the occasional assistance while he is plastering/painting (not much housework has been done at all!)


Here is just a very small sample of what I have come up with.


made using a photo template page




made using the One Spot Album Template


made using a mixure of scrapbook elements from other sources

This software is easy to use, comes with numerous templates, but you can ‘do your own thing’ too. You also have the ability to bring in elements from other sources that you may already have – making it very useful in my book ;-)


Now, here is the good bit ………… I am able to give you the opportunity to get your very own copy of My Memories Suite 2.0 ($40 value) ABSOLUTELY FREE.


What do you have to do? Well, I don’t want you to jump through too many hoops, but there are a few ;-)
  1. You must be a follower to ANY of my blogs – Cathy’s Creative Corner, Cathy’s Sewing Room or Through My Eyes
  2. Visit My Memories website. Once you are there, check out the different digital paper packs on offer and let me know which one you like best by leaving a comment on THIS post.
  3. I must have a way of contacting you by email - no contact, no entry!
  4. This giveaway will end on NOON, Monday, 21st November 2011 (Aussie Time) and winner will be drawn the old fashioned way ………… names in a bowl ;-).
Good luck to you all!


If you miss out on this giveaway, or just can’t wait to have your own copy of My Memories 2.0, a very special coupon code is also available!
If you use the coupon code STMMMS33699 at My Memories, upon checkout, you’ll receive a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software AND a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store – a $20 value!

There are some great videos on youtube showing the ins and outs ;-)  http://www.youtube.com/user/MyMemoriesSuite .

If you have any questions, please email me at:
 crafteecc-creativecorner@yahoo.com.au


I am happy to say that the company has been a pleasure to deal with, no ‘nasties’ came with the software, and they haven’t hounded me with emails since downloading the software ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, November 7, 2011

UnstampaBelles Challenge #5 - November - Trees


Challenge #5 for UnstampaBelles is up and running.


Here is a quick recap of the rules:


No Stamps! This means no rubber stamps, no digital stamps, clipart or line art which includes pre-coloured versions. Inclusive of sentiment stamps.


You may think this will be difficult, but here are some suggestions on what you CAN use:
3D papertole, decoupage, quilling, iris folding, stitching, beading, origami, fancy folds, cutting machines (e.g. craftrobo, cricut), paper punches, canvases, stickers, rub-ons, parchment, etc.......




Due to graphic technology any entry with a graphic image will be subject to the Design Teams' discretion and we will contact you if we feel the entry does not meet the ethos of our challenge blog.




A technique challenge will be included as a bonus.  This will not be a requirement for an entry but if you do use the nominated technique in your project, it will count as two entries for you.


The Theme this month is Trees and the Bonus Technique is Paper punches/diecuts, if you include this technique, you will get a bonus entry.

This challenge closes Friday, 2nd December and Winners announced Monday, 5th December.

Remember we are working on Aussie Time.

Our sponsor for November is CMD Cards.
  

The lovely Cherryn from CMD Cards is offering a $10.00 gift certificate.  Please visit her store and have a look at all the lovely paper goodies she has available -  www.madeit.com.au/CMDcards   

Now for my DT entry.



I used the diecut trees from CMD highlighted with just a touch of kindy glitz, computer generated sentiment, printed on White Dimples cardstock from Blue Edge Crafts

I would like to submit the above card to the following challenges
The Craft Garden - Christmas no red or green
Bows and Berries - Clean and Simple

I was so inspired, I went on to create another card.



I would like to submit the above card for the following challenges:


Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Samuel Taylors Challenge - Christmas (prize is a Martha Stewart Double Craft Punch "Icelandic Snowflake")

I am so glad there are lots of challenge blogs about to encourage me to make a start on my Christmas Cards.



Please visit the UnstampaBelles blog and see who won October's challenge.
The DT had a really difficult job picking a favourite this month!

Thank you for visiting my blog today - have a good day.  Remember, any day spent doing something that you love makes it a good day ;-) 

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Halloween - UPDATED

UPDATED: Nobody knocked on our door ;-( I was wondering if I should have put a 'jack o lantern' out - or some kind of indication that we had treats ?? If somebody could enlighten me on the Halloween etiquette, I will take it on board for next year.


We don't normally celebrate Halloween in our house, but last year we had a few families knock on the door for trick or treating.  We felt so bad as they had made such an effort to dress up - even Mums dressed up too ;-)

This year, we weren't going to do anything again, but while hubby was plastering and sanding, I retreated to my craft room and created some goodie boxes ;-)



Goodie boxes submitted to Our Creative Corner Fancy Folds challenge


I have filled them with Cadbury Favourites - hubby sacrificed some of his (the ones he didn't like)  so we better have some people knock on the door ;-) 

it is 7:00 pm, but it is daylight saving, so it won't get dark until almost 9:00 pm

The treehouse is something I made while I was doing ceramics - I sure do miss it ;-(

I have had these GSD files for a while, and cannot for the life of me remember where they came from.  I think they came on a disc with the CraftROBO, but I am not sure.


Thank you for visiting my blog today; I hope you are having a good day - any time spent doing what you love makes it a good day ;-) 


Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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