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

Cat x

 

Introducing CatzCards – quick easy 5 x 7 printable card toppers

Ever wanted to produce a personalised greetings card but just didn’t have the time to do a really great home made one?

I’ve often thought there should be a really easy way to print out a card topper at home and simply glue it onto a card blank.

I’ve had this idea brewing for a while – and I finally decided to do something about it ……….so with no further ado meet CatzCards 

rectangle aperture

the format is 7 x 5 so perfect for printing up on your own home printer or sending to your favourite commercial printer in standard print sizes

oval aperture

Just drop your own photo into the aperture (this particular L’amour set are in template format for use within MyMemories software but they also come as quickpages too).  Save it and print it.

square aperture

You could either send as a postcard or stick to a card blank with acid and lignin free glue and have a traditional greetings card

 

oval aperture

This particular set would make a perfect wedding thankyou card with your own wedding picture featured – quick, easy and economical!

Heres what I mean………

with this ring I thee wed……

 

the bouquet……..

 

just married…….

 

I will love you all the days of my life……

There are 20 sets in store at MyMemories at the moment with plenty more to come

20 sets, each of 4 pages in store now

I’ll feature some of the gorgeous Christmas ones in another post

Happy Scrapping

Catherine x

Happy Birthday Celeste

Well, hadn’t planned on launching another large kit so early in the new year but sometimes you just have to go with the flow

So please meet Celeste……

Named after Celeste Lombas who gave me the initial inspiration for the kit.  And it just sort of came together over a couple of days right in time for her birthday this week.

Celeste loves butterflies and the colour pink so its packed full of flowers and butterflies. I used goodies that I’ve designed some time ago but saved up for that special kit, not really knowing what I wanted to use them for so putting it together was really quick (well for me anyway!)

The colours are modern and bright with black and grey as a foil for the pink and green but I think the lace and gentle butterflies give it a kind of vintage feel.

The Celeste kit is available now at My Memories and is also my debut kit on my Facebook Product page at CatDesignz
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In the future my kits will be available on my Facebook page even before they hit the My Memories store!! Over the next few weeks I’ll be unloading my whole product catalogue there including some excusives that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

Take a look at some of the layouts by my CT, Linda, Celeste, Ann & Rachel they are simply stunning

I only managed to make a single layout with it myself so far  as I got a little sidetracked into making add on wordarts and frames and didn’t really get chance to draw breath yet!  Also I got caught up in a digital piracy issue when a friend informed me that my images were being shamelesly used as their own by a business on facebook ( but more of that in another post on another day, my gorgeous kits are my priority now rather than some unrepentant thief whose only defense is ‘I don’t know what you mean’ when patently she knew exactly what she was doing!)

the gazebo is available as a standalone mini kit and it makes a perfect whimsical frame don’t you think? This is Nathan waiting for bride Helen to arrive at her wedding to my Brother-in-Law Andy. Cute or what!?!

The Separate floral frames were a little sidetrack too!

 

5 Generations By Rosemary Kanspendos

 

Talking of getting sidetracked here are the Celeste wordarts. You can get them as a money saving bundled pack or each one standalone

Now I happened to know that Celeste was planning a blog hop over on Touched by a Butterfly for her birthday so I made her a little matching wordart and she updated her whole blog to match

Before

After

I love both versions – the first was made with Purple Heart and Pinkadink Simply Papers Kits and the second with Celeste of course!!

I hope you have as much fun using these kits as I had designing them.

Thanks to Rachel, Ann, Celeste & Linda for their gorgeous samples – you rock girls.

And of course, Happy Birthday Celeste – thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful day on your birthday!

While you are here don’t forget to enter my competition to win a copy of My memories Software V3 – all the lovely layouts on this page were made using the software – it really is simple and intuitive to use.

Happy Scrapping

Stop Press!!!!

just Discovered that Linda updated her blog Mommies Place of Play with my new kit too – I am so honoured, thankyou Linda x

only 51 Shopping Days til Christmas!

We are really in the Christmas mood at work.  Its our Magical Reindeer Parade on Sunday and we are going reindeer bonkers!

Yes, I know its only just gone Halloween and Bonfire Night is upon us but Christmas is only just around the corner and there are only 51 shopping days left!

So, if you design your own Christmas Cards you’ll be looking for fresh new kits to get those creative juices going.

All my Christmas Mini kits are dropping onto the My Memories store right now and you are sure to find lots to inspire you whether you are looking for digital elements or something suitable for printing & using in traditional or hybrid scrapping or altered art – you could even make funky gift tags!

These are the add-on words and there’s a gorgeous vintage style Home for Xmas template pack which will be in store in the next day or two

Heres a sneaky preview for you:

ooh, a couple of my Christmas  wordarts snuck into that slideshow too!

Here they are!

I’ve been designing a lot while I’ve had no internet so there is lots more coming up over the next week or two.

And on the subject of the internet I just got an email to say the new router has finally been dispatched – only 8 days after it was promised – Sky customer service really is abysmal!    I just wish I had confidence that the router would solve the problem, I still believe it’s an exchange fault     Anyway, that’s for another post and for the Comms ombudsman…..

In the meantime Happy Scrapping