Its Friday – Fabulous Freebie Friday!

Yes, its already Friday in the UK and I am calling it fabulous Freebie Friday…..but more of that later!

This week I got the images from Nathan’s mini photo shoot with Philip Fearnley of Capture Photography in Sowerby Bridge.

We had been working with Philip on a Bonny Baby competition at work and I took the oportunity to pop Nathan in front of the camera while he was setting up and getting his lighting sorted out.

The pics were rattled off in a very few minutes – no long studio session – just natural and spontaneous
To say I am delighted with the results is an understatement.

My baby is so grown up I can’t believe it.  Aged 11, he’s already taller than me and taking the same size shoes as his  Dad

So of course I had to scrap some of the results and I’ve been showing them off to anyone who will look at them since Monday and now its your turn!!

The electric guitar was his birthday pressie and he was sooo reluctant to take it along but I’m glad I managed to persuade him otherwise

 

Live laugh love

The page was scrapped with my Creme de la Creme Kit and I really love the way it turned out.

 

Nathan is one cool dude!

This page was done with elements of several kits – the zebra mask is from Animal Magic Zebra Masks (unsurprisingly!) and the hint of pink to match his t shirt comes from Pinkadink Simply Embelishments with the wordart created from a style in my ever growing digital designer stash….oh, and the swirls are from Cupcake Heaven – and I deliberately left them a different shade of pink to add a little depth and tone.

Anyway, I’m rattling on about my gorgeous son and what you are really wanting is the freebie!!!

So here it is, its another quickpage for you made by Ann – yes, I did promise more of the same last week!

This one is called Beautiful Dreamer and is made mainly from Celeste kit with the separate Beautiful Dreamer which you can get individually or as part of a combo kit with 5 other matching worarts

downloaded quickpage freebie here

I think you’ll agree its another beauty and a great one to add to your collection.  I started out my own stash with quickpage freebies so I know just how useful they can be when you are in a hurry.

I hope you enjoy using this one – please leave me some love as it’s great to get your comments

Happy Friday and happy scrapping

Catherine x

 

 

Alphonso Template pack free at My Memories.com 24 hours only!!!!

My latest template pack Alphonso is in store from today at My Memories.

 And for 24 hours only its a freebie!!!

 Snag it now while its free!!  Normal price after 3pm Sunday UK time will be $3.99

Alphonso Template Pack

And here are a few ideas of how you can use it. 

Snag the kit free until 3pm Sunday UK time

All photos courtesy of my photographer friend Sarah Gallagher

 

Don’t forget its FREE for 24 hours only – you’ll kick yourself if you miss it!!!

And while we are talking giveaways it doesn’t come much better than the chance to WIN MY WHOLE STORE AT MY MEMORIES and

the chance to WIN A COPY OF MY MEMORIES SUITE V2 SCRAPBOOKING SOFTWARE to boot – yes, I have gone a little bit crazy this week!!!

Just follow the links and leave a comment on the My Memories blog

to have a chance of winning my store – winner announced Monday 26th September

or on my blog thread to win the software – winner announced 1st October.

Good luck everyone and don’t forget to snag your free template right now!!!

I’ll do my best to reply to all your comments but please forgive me if I miss anyone, it’s so hectic here with all these giveaways

Feel free to leave me some love if you like the giveaway

4am and I are the best of friends…

I used to be able to sleep on a washing line until my son was born 10 years ago.

Sad to say, since then I’ve found it more and more difficult to both drop off to sleep and to stay asleep.

Many’s the time I’ve seen in every hour between midnight and 6am then got up at 7am and gone to work.

I’m not one of those people who can stay in bed and hope to drop off again, and the thought of taking sleeping pills really doesn’t appeal.

So I tend to use the time to scrap and design in peace while the rest of the house is quiet.  In fact I do some of my best work when my brain is in neutral and there are no distractions apart from the dawn chorus.

Tonight I’m working on a portfolio for my friend Sarah Gallagher who’s a photographer here in West Yorkshire.  She recently worked an Asian wedding and the pictures are stunning – I’ll link through to the album for you once its done- though that may be a while as its taking an age to upload her high res files so I doubt it will be finished before the weekend!

After that I’ll be working on a special album for my Mum who is 80 years young in October.

 

Thats in between getting my store stocked in My Memories – I’ve loaded 50 products so far so watch out for new ones popping up over the next few days.  My brand new Totally Tropical Collection will be hitting the shelves very shortly

Back to Sarah’s album

 

Happy Scrapping

 

Cat x

Some New Umbrella Designz

I added quite a few new umbrella designs in my store today.

Some are family, some scenic including a stunning West Yorkshire winter moon rise and a unique take on the Taj Mahal

and last but not least a sweet Valentines gift for your honey!

let me know what you think of them…..and you can always drop me a note if you’d like me to design one especially for you.

heres the link to the custom umbrellas page  http://www.catdesignz.com/?SectionCode=38 and you will find some more on the homepage

http://www.catdesignz.com/

Red Sky at Morning

Yes, I know its a cliche but we had a really beautiful red sunrise and as expected its freezing outside – even some frost on the car for the first time this winter. 

We live quite high up on the edge of the moors.  It was bright and sunny for my drive into work.  Down in the Calder Valley a ribbon of  fog swirled through the whole valley making a new and deeply mysterious  river of mist – really beautiful and I was sorry I didn’t have a safe place at the roadside to stop and photograph it.

A quickpage for my friend Alana

Made a quickpage to celebrate my friend Alanas birthday earlier this week.  The wellies were a birthday gift from her sister and the umbrellas are custom designed from her Mom’s painting entitled Koi Encounter.

Quickpage for Alana

The cute wellies were a gift from her sister and the umbrellas in the corners are custom designed from her Mom’s original artwork Koi Encounter.