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

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