12 Days of Christmas Deals ~ Day 7~ 20% off Alphas and a free kit

Welcome to CatDesignz and to day 7 of my 12 Days of Christmas Deals.

Today I have 20% off my Alpha sets with code 12DaysKam7

The coupon code is good for 24 hours from 10am Mountain time or 4pm here in the UK

Autumnal Frayed Fabric Alphabet

This lovely alphabet has the texture of a linen union fabric and is super for making your own wordarts

Its sister is the Primavera alphabet set which you can also use your coupon on.

Again, this has the detailed texture of a finely woven linen.  Both sets have lower and upper case alphabets

Primavera frayed fabric alphabet

And when you use code 12DaysKam7 at MyMemories checkout you will get a free kit from Kamilla Design added into your basket as well as the 20% discount on your alphabet sets.

And as a special bonus I just reduced the Winter Wonderland bundle to $4.99 for 24 hours only.  This set has the Winter Wonderland kit along with 2 precious cluster sets and the Winter Wonderland Wordart.  All are available seperately but this amazing offer gives you all 4 kits at just $4.99 – another don’t be missing it and kicking yourself offer!

Winter Wonderland Bundle

Afraid this is another short and sweet post – been over in Manchester with Mum who is under the weather and its left me running around somewhat.  Actually had a horrendous journey over yesterday – took me 3 hours to do just 50 miles via the notorious M62 Motorway (highest motorway in England – not a good journey to be doing in a snowstorm in the dead of night) and I didn’t arrive til 1am so its catching up with me today.

A quick note for anyone visiting here after the code has expired, don’t fret as there will be another super offer at CatDesignz  tomorrow and every day until 12th December

Child of my Heart Adoption Kit and a Freebie

Afraid I have been awol for longer than usual – mainly been waiting to get my newest kits in store and linking through for you but there are some hiccoughs still at My Memories following a massive server outage at their ISP.

So, for once, my kits are in my Etsy Store and the links will take you through to there.

Many of you will know I’ve been busy advocating for the Pleven orphans in Bulgaria.  My friend Amanda Unroe, wonderful lady and uber Mom is adopting 5 children from Eastern Europe and has been fundraising to cover the costs of bringing them home

Child of my Heart adoption Kit

Child of my Heart Adoption Digital Scrapbooking Kit

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I decided to pitch in and help her and the result was Child of My Heart which is sort of an adoption kit but not exclusively….the wordarts are adoption focused but everything else could be used for everyday or family layouts.  The kit is on sale in my Etsy store with the whole $6.99 purchase price going straight to the Pleven Orphans Nurses fund, every cent so please do pitch in and buy a copy. Its 125 gorgeous elements including 20 papers and over 30 wordarts.

You can read more about the atrocities perpetrated on innocent children at Pleven in this blog, there is also a chip in button that you can use to make a direct donation to the nurses fund if you wish

Wortsart

Child of my Heart Wordart

 

The papers are really versatile and include Mother, Father, brother & sister options – oh, and family too!

Child of my Heart Papers

Papers

There are even some add on stacked papers available as a seperate kit but more of that later….

Hearts & Swirls

Hearts & Swirls

Detail

So you will be wanting to see some sample pages and I have some particularly special ones to show you.

Keith, the littlest Unroe, aged 5

 

Nicholas

Nicholas, aged 9

 

Anita aged 6

 

Ahnja aged 10

 

Aleshia aged 6

These are the pics I did especially for Amandas blog.  The children are all the adoptees that the Unroe family are in the process of bringing home to their forever family. I used the kit for all these layouts as I wanted them to match the look of the whole blog.  As the adoption process progresses the blog will get many thousands of hits so it needs to be looking its best while people are hungry for information on the newest Unroe’s! I so enjoyed working with these pictures.

Can you believe that the Unroe’s are adopting 5 little ones, all with special needs and one in particular, little Keith who has urgent medical needs due to systematic neglect and starvation during his time in Pleven.  He is 5 years old and weighs a tiny 14lb – yes, thats right, you didn’t read it wrong and I didn’t type it wrong….

Please pray that the adoption progresses a pace – these children need a loving family to nurture them and allow them to realise their full potential and become the people they were always meant to be.

I wanted to show you the add on kit which is also be in my Etsy store – 5 simple Family Stacked Papers to stretch your kit even further.

Family stacked papers

Family stacked papers, pack of 5

Oh, and I have a few more word arts up my sleeve too but thats for another day.

So, yet again I saved the freebie for last.  Its one of those catch it while you can freebies – here today and gone tomorrow so I hope you are reading this while its still free!

Its my Creme de la Creme Pastels Kit – hope you like it – please leave me some love if you do!

Creme de la Creme Pastels

download freebie kit here

I chose this kit because its the one that my Creative Team Member Celeste Lombas used to sprinkle a little magic on Amanda Unroe’s family blog.  I think you’ll agree she did a great job.  Celeste also kindly freshened Amanda’s adoption blog with Child of My Heart – doesn’t it look wonderful?

So, for 48 hours only you can snag it for free.  After that you can buy it in store at My Memories

Before I go could I please ask you for 2 things?  Firstly to share this blog on FB and twitter and link into it from your own blog?  We need to get the word out about these children so that new families can be found to care for, nurture and love them.   And secondly if you can find it in your heart to make a donation to the Peven Orphans Nurses fund?  You will find the chip in on this blog post

Thank you so much

And to make you smile another peek at the kit and sample layouts including the  lovely ones made by my CT

Happy scrapping

 

Catherine

 

 

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

Win Celebration Wordart

a quick mini post for you….

hop over to my CatDesignz facebook page

I am running a quick and dirty 48 hour competition to win a copy of celebration wordart.

To be in with a chance of winning just post on my facebook thread and share the page on your profile – simples!

Winner will be announced on Facebook after midnight Friday UK time.

Good luck and happy scrapping

New Year, New Software Givaway

Whats your favourite new thing that you want to do this year?

For me, its going to be the year that I achieve my weight loss goal (yes, I know, you are going to hear a lot about this in the next few months!)

 

This lovely page was made by Ann with my New Year New Me Kit

 

But if this is the year that you want to finally do something with all your precious photographs then you are in the right place…….

BEACAUSE  I am GIVING AWAY a copy of  MY MEMORIES SUITE V3  software on 16TH JANUARY.

 

The software is the world’s favourite digital scrapbooking software and its so user friendly and easy to learn that you will be producing masterpieces within days.  It’s really intuitive – no steep learning curve like Photoshop – just download it, open it up and you’re off.

 

Why digiscrap you might ask – and you wouldn’t be the first

  • well, all the cool kids are doing it!
  • theres no mess to clear up
  • you get to use all your supplies time and time again
  • the digiscrap world is full of gorgeous inspiration, oh, and freebies!!!

if you really needed any more reason check out Digiscrappin with Jen for a whole list of reasons!

 

How to Enter:

To be in with a chance of winning you simply have to leave a comment on this blog post.  To double your chances follow my blog and to tripple them like my CatDesignz Facebook Page and post a comment on there about this givaway and you’ll have 3 entries.

Good luck and please tell all your friends who are interested in digi scrapping

 

And talking of givaways here is a freebie to get you started off with your digital supplies.

 Download the freebie here

 

It’s a png file so its suitable to use within any graphics programme not just My memories Suite v3.   And yes, it’s a new format – I mostly scrap in 12 by 12 so this is a diversion for me.  It’s so easy to just drop your photo in though  especially within My Memories Suite.  Have a look at the finished version which took me less than 30 seconds just to add the date and place details

 

 

You will find other freebies here from time to time so its really worth following if you want to start or add to your digital stash.

So, don’t forget to add a comment to this blog post then follow this blog and finally hop over to CatDesignz FB page, like it and add a comment there.  The lucky winner will be announced here on the blog after entries close on 16th January.

By the way, all the pages featured in this post were made with my kits and/or using My Memories Suite v3 software

If you are wanting to add a header to your FB timeline its perfect for doing that…..

or maybe you want to build your own blog header – Celeste from my Creative team did that using one of my kits Purple Heart (though rumour has it she’s about to update it with a little birthday gift I made for her!)  You can see it at Celestes blog Touched by a Butterfly where you can catch up on all her wonderful paper crafting – have a look at her forthcoming blog hop while you are there.

 

 

I just spent the last few days making new kits and wordarts which will all be in store at My Memories soon so I’ll let you know about them as they become available.  In the meantime heres a perfect one for capturing all those new year images, its my Celebration Wordart

 

 

Thats all for today folks, happy scrapping and good luck with the competition

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

My car was rear ended today….

not a good start to the morning.  We were just at the roundabout nearest the hospital where hubby had an appointment.  I stopped to give way to the oncoming traffic.  Sadly the car behind me didn’t.

I’m basically OK aside from a massive headache and various minor aches and pains but the car is a real mess.

So I was just too shaken up and weepy to go to work and have been dozing most of the day.

Anyway, even though its beensuch  a rotten day I decided to share some love and give away one of my wordart kits for a verrry limited time.

I chose my Mommy Dearest kit which I designed specially for my own Mum who celebrates her 80th birthday next month.

Made for my own dear Mum

To get it jump over to My Memories and add it to your cart.

Please don’t delay as come October it will revert back to full price.

Here is the matching template kit so you can see how it looks in a LO – of course you don’t have to use it full size, it looks just as good smaller

Incidentally the best way to find out about my freebies is to subscribe to this blog and to *like* my Catdesignz Facebook page – thats where you’ll learn about all my future freebies.

Thats all for now – just spent an exhausting hour on the phone to my insurers so I am in need of a nice cup of tea – or possibly something a little stronger!

laters