CatDesignz Creative Team Call

I’m looking to add a bunch of talented digitally active people to my small & friendly Creative Team.

CatDesignz Quick & Dirty CT Call

So, if you are a Facebook Diva with an eye for design and a love of digiscrap you could be just the person I’m looking for.

Essential qualification is that you are a user of MyMemories Suite software, proficiency in PS or PSP would be a definite advantage.

Please apply via my CatDesignz FB page – just message me http://www.facebook.com/CatDesignz

Call closes 28th May

 

Happy Scrapping

Catherine x

 

Competition – win a CatDesignz kit of your choice

This is your chance to try out my designs without it costing you a cent

My competition for this week is to win a kit of your choice from my store at My Memories – whichever takes your fancy. The second prize is a wordart, again chosen from my CatDesignz My Memories store

The comp itself is hosted here and on my CatDesignz Facebook page – just look for the Win! Win!! Win!!! on the home page of my blog and the same on CatDesignz.

It’s like a treasure trail – you can earn more entries for liking me, leaving me love and sharing on FB and tweeting about the competition.  You can also enter more than once to increase your chances of winning.  The competition runs for a week.

Of course the other way to try my work is to snag this weeks freebie quickpage made for you by Ann Flynn – thanks for sharing your lovely page with us Ann.

download the freebie quickpage here

 

 

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Creme de la Creme – such a versatile Digital Scrapbooking kit

After all the vivid colours of Celeste and Seraphina my latest kit is a celebration of all things calm and subtle.

I wanted to see just what was possible using only one colour and the result is a tone on tone Mega kit in rich shades of vanilla and cream

Hence the name, Creme de la Creme.

To be honest it started out as a wedding kit but  quickly realised that it was perfect for just about any occasion from new babies to heritage and vintage layouts

The subtle cream shades work with just about any colour picture and that means that the picture is the feature.

There are a whole bunch of wordarts included too – simple 1 word versions to use alone or combine in phrases

I’m feeling particularly smug about how it looks with black and white or sepia pictures as I know this will appeal to all those of you who are tracing and recording your family history.

My creative team have really excelled themselves and their layouts are truly beautiful.  Did I ever tell you it makes my hear sing to see my kit used with real photos and marking special events?  Well if I didn’t I should have…..

 

 

 

 

And if the budget is a little tight at this time of year here are a couple of options for you.  Firstly my kits are all cheaper if you buy them direct from me in my Facebook Boutique.

Alternatively you can enter my latest Facebook competition and win yourself a copy!

This week there will be 3 lucky winners who can each chose their own prize – to enter just tell me which kit you’d like to win and post it on your own FB page – simples.  There are other bonus entries available too and you can even up your chances by entering each day.

Hope I’ve been able to inspire you to create a page or two this weekend

Happy Scrapping

Unclaimed Prize……I have a new My Memores Winner!!!!

Ok folks , my New Year New Software givaway prize remains unclaimed after 9 days so I have drawn another winner – no point in having that great software sat unused!

As usual the draw is done with a random number generator so here it is:

Debi Tullier  is the new winner –  Debi, congratulations, you are now the proud owner of a copy of My Memories Suite V3 Digital Scrapbooking software!!!  Please contact me to claim your prize!

And talking of prizes I am now running a weekly competition to win a kit from my boutique.  This week its Celeste

Its really easy to enter

All you need to do is jump over to my Facebook Page and follow the instructions.  You can enter as many or as few of the categories as you wish and you can even enter each day to increase your chances of winning.

I will be offering a different kit as the prize each week.  And if you already own the kit on offer you can chose another instead!

While I think about it, if any of you would like to host this givaway on your own blog please get in touch with me as I’d love to talk to you.

And just when you thought I was done giving things away I will be adding a freebie just as soon as my Facebook Likes top 300 which should be sometime this weekend……..be there or miss out!

Happy scrapping

And the winner is……….

Congratulations Tammy Evans, you are the lucky winner of a full version copy of MyMemories V3 digital scrapbooking software

Random number generator

Please contact me so that I can let you know how to claim your prize

You are so going to love playing with this software

Thanks to everyone who entered – I wish I had a copy to give to each of you.

If you hop over to my CatDesignz Facebook page and like it I will post there if I here of any other peeps doing a givaway.

In the meantime I will be posting a freebie there as soon as I reach 300 likes which should be this weekend sometime – use it to add to or even to start your digi scrapping stash

Have a great weekend

 

 

 

stop press, just found out my friend and creative team member Ann is giving away a copy of the software on her own blog so if you are wanting another chance hop over to Scrapbooking with  Ann and get entering!

 

Meet Seraphina…..

In keeping with the heavenly theme for my new kits I’d like to introduce you to Seraphina

The kit is named after my cousin Eleanors youngest daughter Seraphina.

Isn’t she beautiful!

Ok well, if I can’t be a teeny bit proud who else will shout her praises?!

She is packed full of purples and aquas – my two favourite colours – can’t believe I never got around to combining them in a kit before…..

Its a bit of an unlikely mix but I think you’ll agree they go together really well.

The kit will be available from My Memories store shortly but for now its exclusively available from my own Facebook Boutique on my CatDesignz page.

The name is that of a type of Angel BTW –

‘Feminine form of the Late Latin name Seraphinus, derived from the biblical word seraphim which was Hebrew in origin and meant “fiery ones”. The seraphim were an order of angels, described by Isaiah in the Bible as having six wings each. This was the name of a 13th-century Italian saint who made clothes for the poor. As an English name, it has never been common.’
 
thanks to Behind the Name
 
 
 
 
And as ever here are the gorgeous layouts that my CatDesignz Creative Team team have put together with Seraphina.  As you’ll see it’s really versatile with everything from the boys boys to Disney Princess featured.
 
 
 
 
 
 
How stunning do these black and white photos of Linda’s look?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lovely Lailynn with her Christmas gifts
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fun in the snow!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Disney Princess!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and last but not least my own beautiful boy Nathan
 
 
 
 
 
I hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
coming soon,  the tale of a Grammar school boy……….

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

CatDesignz Creative Team Call

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CatDesignz Creative Team Call

My first ever creative team call – want to see your layouts here in my blog or on the MyMemories product page for my new kits?  Drop me a line wioth a link to your gallery on line along with details of the programme you use and any other creative teams that you belong to.

Happy Scrapping and Happy Thanksgiving

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