Thursday, December 30, 2010

Time for a Change

Hello everybodeeeeeeee!
Thought that, seeing as how the new year is literally just around the corner, it was time for a new look blog..... so 'ere 'tis!
Also, have been doing some more playing with my new toy.... LOVING IT!! Here's a little snippet of some shots for you to peruse.... what do you think? These are all taken in my garden. The rings on the rose was really experimenting... I never had any shots like that from my wedding, so thought I'd have a go myself... my mum has asked me to do some for her to put in her wedding album, too!

So there you have it... probably my last post for 2010. I hope you all have a wonderful time welcoming in the New Year, whatever you may be doing. Best wishes for 2011; may it bring you everything you need and also some of what you want!!

Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Toy!

Hi and hello!
Did you all have a wonderful Christmas? Ours was nice and quiet and peaceful... a lovely day spent with family.
We went and had a squiz at Harvey Norman in the Boxing Day sales and picked up a really good deal on a new toy for me... an early birthday pressie! So exciting! Today we went to a nearby Lagoon and sort of wild bird reserve, and I had a bit of a play with my new toy... what do you think?

These next couple are ones I took last night, after the battery had been charged for the first time... just experimenting a bit...

I can tell I am going to have lots of fun with this new toy... when I'm not thinking about the part where we have to pay it off! LOL!
Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Friday, December 24, 2010

Some to share and Merry Christmas!

Hello again,
As you may or may not know, earlier this week, the last CC for the year was on over at Bon's Scraps.
This first LO is for the scraplift challenge. We had to lift a LO by the ultra-talented Chantal Vandenberg, and were required to use left over alphas, in true Chantal style, as well as have something Christmassy on the page, and use a doily and/or decorative punch.
I found this LO hard to do... I have always admired and loved Chantal's work, but can in no way do it justice! It was fun trying out something completely different though....

This son-shiny one is for the DT challenge, which was opened up to all of us this month. The criteria were a 2x3 inch photo, glitter, product that is older than 6 months, and yellow. Just about everything on this LO is older than 6 months, and I had a lot of fun getting superfine glitter everywhere! My scrapping area is nice and sparkly now!

Well, that's about all for now. Have a fabulous Christmas whatever you may be doing. Thanks for all your encouraging comments over the course of the year - I really appreciate them all! May your Christmas be filled with fun, laughter, love and many, many special memories!

Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Like Prizes?

Just in time for the Christmas season... go and check out the awesome RAKs up for grabs at this place! Make sure you become a follower and leave some love!
Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

On a Roll!

Hello friends,
Here we are with another rainy Sunday.... bring me my Summer please!!! It's getting harder and harder to find warm clothes to cover this bump!
Here's a little more digi goodness for you to glimpse...

Happy Sunday, and I hope the weather is warm whereever you are reading this from in the world (though I'm guessing not if you're in the Northern Hemisphere!).

Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Challenge and a Just Because

Here's my take on the December 15 sketch challenge over at Stuck?!Sketches. Had a lot of fun putting this one together!

And, here's a little Christmas inspiration.......... I am loving playing with the Storybook Creator Plus 3.0 software I have at the moment... I am in the process of making a calendar for next year, and all these digi pages will be trimmed and put into albums.
Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stuck?!Sketches Dec 1 Challenge

Hi and hello!
Here is my take on the sketch over at Stuck?!Sketches. I have been playing with digital scrapping lately, as my traditional stocks are not really inspiring me at the moment... having lots of fun and a bit of frustration as well. Anyway, I'm happy with how this turned out and really loved this sketch.

Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Monday, December 6, 2010

Okay, here we go, we the WHOLE 2 entrants!!!! Oooh the suspense!
My little helper drawing out the name...

Who is it???????????

And of course she wouldn't hold it still when I tried to take the photo, but you get the idea! Congratulations Marelle!!!

I will PM you the code and details!
Thanks for entering ladies.
Rach, email me your postal address, and I will put together a little RAK for you too, for being such a faithful entrant!!! ;)
Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Draw is closed!

I have had two entrants for the iWhatsit giveaway, one here and one over at Bons Scraps; I guess there aren't as many scrappers out there with iWhatsits as I thought!! So, once my kids are co-operating, in a minute, I will do the draw and announce the winner..... watch this space!!
Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Sunday, December 5, 2010

iPhone etc Giveaway....Sketches to Scrapbook App

Do you have an iPhone, iPad, iDevice of some sort??? I don't, but I won the full app from Sketches to Scrapbook for it, so I am going to hold a lil giveaway RAK comp... if you're interested in winning, leave me a comment, and I will draw the RAK tomorrow morning! This prize has to be used in 48 hours, so by Tuesday morning, so get it quick and spread the word!!!
Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Friday, December 3, 2010

WW1 December Challenge

' Lo again!
Another quick update with my LO for the WW1 December Challenge. The criteria this month is white, grey and masking.... I knew from the outset that this really would be a challenge for me. The CT pages are just gorgeous and so inspiring. I however, have no suitable coloured Glimmermist or the like and thought, 'EEK! What on Earth can I do for this!'
Anyway, I found some grey cardstock, and some chipboard thingies to use as a mask, got out the white paint, stuck everything down and away I went... then I had to find a photo......
So anyhow, the upshot is, I have done a page, and though I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with it, I think it's growing on me... slowly! LOL.

Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo


Hi all,
Have a peep at the competition happening over HERE!
Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Thursday, December 2, 2010

KIU December Challenge

Hi Loverlies,
I checked out the December challenge over at Kraft It Up this morning, and just had to get stuck into it straight away! Love it! I've always loved purple, blue and silver as non-traditional Christmas colours, and knew I would have the perfect combo of these colours to use in this challenge. Why not get over there and give it a go!!

Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Couple of newbies

Happy 1st day of Summer!!
I wish it felt like it here... it's grey skies and rain for us today :( BOO!!! Over the horrid weather, I tell you.
Anyway, last night I threw together these couple of LOs...


Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Monday, November 29, 2010

What Have I Been Up To?

Morning all!

Here is the latest from Catie's Craft Corner!

This one is for the fab challenge over at 1,2,3 Challenges. The criteria were Blue, Doodling and the word Live. Lots of amazing LOs have been submitted. Go and check them out! and there's still a couple of days left for you to have a go yourself and enter!!

The LO above is for the November Room of the Month at Bon's Scraps. The room we were given for inspiration is below. Gorgeous right?!

On Wednesday night, the November CC was on at Bon's. This next LO is for the Colour Challenge. Criteria were Kraft, Black, White and Green and to use buttons, brads and a small sideways title.

Next one is for the November monthly sketch, set by Mal Gardner. Loved doing this one. Extra criteria were stamped background, something metal on the page, and a mostly handwritten title.

This one below is for the CC Scraplift Challenge - we got to lift the talented Giovanna Scott! Loved this one! Criteria were scraped paint, hand drawn border and banner/bunting. Really happy with how this one turned out.

This last one is for the CC Sketch challenge, set by Charmane Koch. Criteria were a stitched arrow, at least 3 die cuts/stickers, and a mixed alpha title.

So there you have it. If you're looking for some AMAZING INSPIRATION, go and check out the gallery at Bon's. The girls have been rocking these challenges this month!!!

Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Monday, November 15, 2010

Like Buttons etc?

How gorgeous are these?!?!? Go and check out the giveaway happening over here!

Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Saturday, November 6, 2010

From Last Night

Hello Again,
Here's a LO I did last night, just cos, to use up some alphas from my stash. I just realised as I uploaded this, that I have done another LO, with a different photo, with the same name! Ooops! Oh well. They both look very different, and he really is my big kindy boy!

Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Friday, November 5, 2010

And some more!

Hello lovelies,
Today's pages come to you courtesy of 2 different challenges. The first is for the November Write Now Challenge at Bon's Scraps. The criteria included writing a thank you note to someone special in your life, plus at least 2 different alphas and a heart somewhere on the page.

The second LO is for the November challenge at Kraft It Up! and the requirements were to use Kraft and incorporate decorative edges.

I have also started working on something a bit spesh for myself, but will share once it's almost finalised.

Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Thursday, November 4, 2010

More Scrapping - Yippee!!

Morning All!
I am so loving getting back into scrapping at the moment! This first LO is for the November Challenge at White With 1. The criteria is white and yellow as predominant colours, and journalling straight onto the LO. I had this yellow doily I found at the op shop, which was just perfect for this challenge.

This second LO is a 'just cos' LO of my DD seeing Dora at Harbour Town. She is Dora MAD!

I wonder what I'll create today???

Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I'm Back!

Hello Everyone!
Finally, I have SCRAPPED!!!!
The first LO is for the awesome sketch challenge by Tara Scobie, from the October CC at Bons Scraps.

The second LO is for the DT Challenge at Bons, also from the October CC. I set two of the criteria, and thought I'd better give it a go myself. The criteria were: Monochromatic, Stars, Blue and Handmade alphas. I like how it turned out in the end.

Hopefully, I'll be able to get back into the groove properly and start producing more pages! I am also looking forward to seeing my first published LO this month....

Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Spring is in the air!

Hooray for Spring - that is all I can say!! It is so lovely to see the sun shining through the window and to feel the sun shining on my skin as we go for our daily walk. Even though there are cool breezes, the sun is delish!!!
What is your favourite thing about Spring? Enjoy it, whatever it may be!
Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Friday, September 3, 2010

More Happy Email

Just a quick note.... I got an acceptance email today from Scrapbook Creations, for my 'Jack in the Box' LO to go in the Splattered Paint Gallery in Issue 88! Woohoo!!
Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Email

Hello Friends,
I got an exciting email from Scrapbook Creations this morning, accepting my 'Mini Explorer' LO for publication in the Wire and String Gallery in Issue 87. I'm stoked!! I don't think I ever put it up in a post on here, because I can't seem to find it! But what do you think of my 'removed for publication' picture, that I made specially?!I am dying for Issue 84 to come out, because that will be my first LO in print.... hanging out to see it!
Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Today I Am Thankful For

Hello All,
My scrapping mojo has gone AWOL again, so instead, I am sharing with you today what I am thankful for right now:
1. God
2. Beautiful, fun, fantastic, funny, gorgeous, caring friends
3. Miracles
4. Cameras (mine is away being repaired.... maybe it took my mojo with it! Anyway, I am dying to have it back... I feel like I am missing a limb)
5. Sunshine and blue skies!
What are you thankful for today?
Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

...............longish post....................

Hello and Hi Everybody!
Look what the gorgeous Gigi awarded me today:
So rapt - thanks so much Gigi; my first blog award! Bless you lovely lady! xox
Here is the rules that go with this award...
1. Put the Swap Sisters Bonny Blog Award on my blog.
2. Share 5 thing about myself.
3. Pass the award onto 5 other Bonny Blogs.
4. Add links to my 5 chosen Bonny Blog winners.
5. Let them know they have been chosen to win the Swap Sisters Bonny Blog Award by leaving a comment on their blog.
So, here's 5 things about me:
1. My fave colour is blue; my least fave is pink!
2. I went to 7 primary schools (!)
3. I am on a very exciting faith journey as we 'speak'.
4. I used to ride horses competitively (pre-children, obviously!)
5. I really, really want to have more scrapping LOs published!!!!!!!!!!!!
And, here's who I have chosen to pass the award onto..... so hard to decide on only 5!!!
1. The gorgeous, bright, funky, super fun fellow Freshie: Chantal Vandenberg!
2. The super talented and beautiful Miss Felicity Wilson!
3. Prima Queen Kerry Murray!
4. Fellow Sista and ultra friendly and sweet Nicolee Cable!
5. and the beautiful and totally charming, ever so talented Melinda Thompson!
Now, for the latest LOs off of Catie's scrap desk....

This one is for the DT challenge at Bon's. The criteria were to use eyelets, a rainbow and doodling. Had a lot of fun doing this one.

This is a just because LO of DS being a total goof! Too funny!

This was for the July CC Scraplift Challenge at Bon's. We had a scraplift a LO done by Malinda Gardner, and seeing as how I met her a couple of weeks before, I thought it only fitting to scrap the photo of the two of us!

This one is for the July CC Sketch Challenge at Bon's - an awesome sketch by Charmane Koch, which we had to do on a LO size that we don't usually scrap on; I chose 8x8.

And the last one is for the Colour Challenge for the July CC at Bon's. The colours were red, cream, black and white only. Also had to use more than one flower and paint using our fingers. We also had to have an element coming off the page... mine is the tab at the top left of the page.

So, there you have it. The colossus update! Enjoy!!
Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

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