Flash Sale at CatDesignz til Monday – 50% off my whole store!

I have a price slash 50% off sale on in my CatDesignz store at MyMemories.

Yes, thats 50% off everything through Monday!!!!!!

 

 

 

WW1 Centenary Commemorative Cushion Covers and Prints

My cushion covers have created quite a stir and folks are asking how they can get their hands on a set

Set of 4 Cushions

Set of 4 Cushions

I have listed them all on Etsy, both singly and in a set of 4.

Setof4stunningWW1 themed cushion covers – 4 unique commemorative designs in Remembrance of the Centenary of the start of World War one.Each 20 inch x 20 inch square cushion cover is individual but co-ordinates perfectly with the other 3. In subtle shades of blue, grey and beige with a pop of poppy red they will co-ordinate with most colour schemes.They are available individually in my other listings but available here as a set at a discounted price saving you a total of £7.97 if you are coveting all 4 designs.The Four themed cushion covers featurepoignantandhauntingWW1 imagery including the silhouettes ofBritishSoldiersorTommys as they were known, the War Memorial in Arras, Normandy,FranceandtheElland War Memorial, West Yorkshire, England. Adorned with a beautiful Flanders Poppies and bearing the inscriptions Lest We Forget, 1914 – 1918, Remembrance and Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori.(from the poem by war poet Wilfred Owen)Each pillow case is a generous 20 inches square and shown here in the photos stuffed with a 22 inch inner to keep it plump and fill the case properly.The reverse of the case is plain white with a beautifully concealed zip at the base.All 4 cushion cases in this set are designed by me from my own digital kits Garden of Remembrance and Lest We Forget and printed onto silky polyester to retain the clarity of the image. You can find the others in the series listed individually here:https://www.etsy.com/shop/CatDesignz?section_id=11329295

and the digital scrapkits here:

Garden of Remembrance

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183554349/garden-of-remembrance-embellishemnts-ww1?ref=listing-21

Lest we Forget

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183546072/lest-we-forget-printable-digital?ref=listing-6

The cushion covers are supplied without a cushion pad in order to keep postage costs to a minimum.

I ship worldwide

This cushion cases are printed to order and take approx 4 weeks from placement of order to delivery. Manufacture takes approx 1 week, delivery to me from my printers for quality checking approx 2 weeks with onward delivery approx 1 more week. . I will message you to let you know as soon as they are dispatched.

Please ask me about customisation with photos and details of your family members.

Alternatively you can buy them direct from me via my CatDesignz Treasures Facebook page

By popular request I can also provide them as 12 x 12 photographic prints (which would fit perfectly in album frames) or printed on stretched canvas, singly or in sets of 4. I can also customise any of the desgns with pictures, dates, names etc.  Please message me on my CatDesignz Treasures page for more information.

 

The set of 4 is also available in my Etsy Store

12 x 12 print 1 12 x 12 print 2 12 x 12 print 3 12 x 12 print 4

As all orders are custom there will be a lead time of 3 – 4 weeks depending where you are located.

Thanks for all your wonderful compliments on my work. Please feel free to share this link with like minded friends

Cat

Garden of Remembrance Digital Scrapbooking Kits

This Memorial Day weekend I want to feature my Garden of Remembrance Series of Kits

These are the beautiful Layouts made by my Creative Team featuring my Garden of Remembrance Range of Kits. The kits were inspired by the 100 Year Centenary of the start of World War 1 which is this year. I decided to make my own kit so that I could design some commemorative artwork of my own.

These are all available in my MyMemories Store and my Etsy Store

Garde of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance Clusters

Garden of Remembrance Clusters

Garden of Remembrance Clusters are a series of ready made groupings for ease of use without any stressing about the correct positioning – clusters save you time and heartache as I already did the work on them!

Next are the Lest we Forget Papers which I created as the backgrounds for the custom cushions (more of that in another post!)

 

Lest we Forget Papers

Lest we Forget Papers

Lest We Forget Embellishments

Lest We Forget Embellishments

The Lest We Forget Embellishments were some extras I created to enhance the main kit – hope you like them! I am particularly fond of the overlay which puts me in mind of the barbed wire in no mans land.

Dulce et Decorum Est

Dulce et Decorum Est

The Dulce et Decorum Est wordart pack features the poem of the same name so that you can easilly use it in your layouts.

Dulce et Decorum Est

Dulce et Decorum Est

It also contains the lines

‘They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old.

Age will not weary them nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them’.

Age will not weary them

Age will not weary them

Remembrance  cluster

Remembrance cluster

The Remembrance Cluster is a simple but haunting and poignant cluster featuring the outline of a Tommy stood at the grave of a comrade on the Somme Battlefield in 1916 etched onto a Flanders poppy. It carries the word Remembrance, the date 1914 1918 ad WW1.

 

In Flanders Field the Poppies Grow

In Flanders Field the Poppies Grow

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McRae 1915

 

Lest we Forget

Cat

 

Dulce et Decorum Est

 

I love the work of the war poets especially Wilfred Owen. 2014 is the centenary of the start  of World War 1 so there is a flurry of amazing material connected with the First World War available on line.

The letters, pictures, personal stories and artwork inspired me to create a series of digi kits called Garden of Remembrance (more of that in another post) which I’ve used to create some artwork of my own as a personal tribute to the sacrifices made during those horrendous 4 years.

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Wilfred Owen

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes.
The pallor of girls’ brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

Wilfred Owen

There are 4 in the series, I hope you like them

dulce est decorum lo Lest we Forget lo remembrance We Will Remember Them

 

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them

 

Get £5 off your First Etsy Purchase

If you don’t already have an Etsy account now is a great time to get one!

Open a new account and get £5 off your first purchase.  You can use the discount straight away or join now and use it later.

Simply use this link to qualify for your £5 off

£5 off your first Etsy purchase

£5 off your first Etsy purchase

So many vintage and handmade goodies to browse! Happy shopping and happy saving!

Cat x

 

Lavender Love

Just a little mini kit but it packs a lot of punch!

Meet Lavender Love…..

Lavender Love

Lavender Love

 

The kit has a family love theme and is really versatile as you can see in these lovely layouts from my creative team

Family Love

Family Love

Together

Together

Every Once in a While

Every Once in a While

Happy 90th Birthday Auntie Winne

Happy 90th Birthday Auntie Winne

Little Angel

Little Angel

Love You

Love You

Happy

Happy

Family

Family

Who would believe you could produce such variety from 5 papers and 12 elements?

Thanks to Ann Linda and Laura for their beautiful work

I think the cork heart makes a great frame and the tripple family frame is pretty versatile too.

And of course everyones favourite scrabble tiles in the large scale wordart.

I hope you enjoy using this mini kit as much as I enjoyed making it

Happy Scrapping

Catherine

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Kits free when you purchase Winter Wonderland for $1.99

Todays fabby offer is 2 free kits when you purchase Winter Wonderland for $1.99

winter wonderlandSimply use code CTXMAS19  when you purchase this magical winter kit (or any other item $1.99 or over in my CatDesignz store) and the 2 free mystery kits will be added to your cart automatically

Happy scrapping

Catherine

Freebie Home for Xmas Template plus 2 free kits when you spend $1.99 at CatDesignz

Today I have a freebie template for you – a set of 4 Home for Xmas pages that you can use for stunningly simple Christmas layouts

Home_for_Xmas_Template-_CatDes_-001 As with all my templates you get all the original components to keep as well as the layouts themselves.  This means that you can move and remove elements unlike a quickpage which is mixed and not changeable other than adding in additional elementsHome_for_Xmas_Template-_CatDes_-002 Home_for_Xmas_Template-_CatDes_-003 Home_for_Xmas_Template-_CatDes_-004 (1)

Here’s how they look with pictures in them

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thanks to Sharon of my CT for her family history version – loving the picture Sharon!734494_703786186300389_1691713974_n

Download Freebie Template Here

 

Afraid I completely missed yesterdays post for you so we are straight to Wednesdays bonus code – I have a nasty chest infection and slept most of the day away on Tuesday.

To get Wednesdays 2 free mystery kits simply spend $1.99 while you are in my CatDesignz store and use code C2XMAS21 at checkout. Its good for 4th December only

And remember to come back tomorrow to see what goodies I have for you

Happy scrapping

 

Catherine