International Women’s Day and a Freebie

Happy International Women’s Day!!

I had the privilege of attending a celebratory lunch hosted by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cllr Naveeda Ikram – Britain’s first female Muslim Lord Mayor.

The event was also the presentation of the awards for Bradford Women of the Year 2012 and the Kirkgate Shopping Centre Bradford where I work sponsored the Woman of Courage Award.

The winner was the wonderful Maralyn Adey who campaigns tirelessly for disability rights.  Her son Kristian and husband Alvin were there to see her pick up her award and they were both glowing with pride.

we are so proud of you Maralyn

Kristian & Alvin

 

and the winner is

with the Lord Mayor

 

As you can see from the pictures it was a wonderfully happy occasion with everyone there to celebrate the amazing women who had won the awards.

Sadly I left my programme at work so I don’t have the list in front of me of everything that Maralyn is doing in her work for disability issues – although I do have the details for her new Charity Venture Learning Disability Hospital Support .  She is on a mission right now to raise the £5000 necessary to register with the Charity’s Commission – thats the amount that the Charity needs in its bank account before the Commission will even consider the application!  So if you can donate or know of anyone who could sponsor the charity please do help – every penny counts!

 

Maralyn Adey collects her prize

 

Such a Happy Occasion

 

So Maralyn, this ones for you – Many Congratulations on a well deserved win!

Seraphina Quickpage by Ann

and to celebrate International Women’s Day I am giving away this gorgeous quickpage designed by Ann Flynn

Seraphina Quickpage

Download Freebie Quickpage Here

There is also a lovely matching single feature photo quickpage that you can pick up for 99 cents

Seraphina 2 Quickpage by Ann Flynn at My Memories

Maralyn, I promise to add all your achievements just as soon as I get home from work tonight

Maralyn with Kristian & Alvin

In the meantime ladies, have a wonderful day and happy scrapping

 

Catherine x

 

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!

 

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

A just because Freebie….

just because I made 100 fans on my new CatDesignz Face Book page that is – in fact I sailed past it with over 50 new friends in an hour so just had to give out a freebie to celebrate

download here 

don’t delay though, its only free for 24 hours

heres a sweet layout that Nicole made with the kit

thanks for allowing me to share this lovely peek into your family Nicole x

Happy scrapping

and the winner is………..

Thanks to everyone who entered my competition to win My Memories Suite V2 Scrapbooking Software

It was great to get all your feedback and lovely comments.

 So, I know you’ve all been eagerly waiting to hear who’s won the fabby software.  Sorry to have kept you waiting but I’ve been in work all day.

And the winner is…..

drumroll please……….

Joyfully Orange

Congratulations  on your win – you are going to love, love, love this software  

So, just send me your email and I’ll let you know how you can claim your free copy of the worlds favourite scrapbooking software.

I’d love to be able to give you all a copy………. so, I’ll be running another competition before too long.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and you’ll be the first to find out.

I’m also liking the idea of giving some freebie kits and templates away too so do stay tuned.

And talking templates heres a sneaky preview of my Bling Cookies template with its cute gingerbread elements

Thanks again to everyone who entered the competition

Win My Memories Suite V2 Scrapbooking Software

Yes, you read it right, I’m giving away a copy of My Memories Suite V2 scrapbooking software on September 30th. 

To be in with a chance of winning hop over to My Memories and see which of my design packs or templates is your favorite and tell me why in  a comment on this page.

Simply Love Mask TemplateVol 3

You can double your chance of winning the word’s favourite scrapbook software by liking my new Facebook page and if you are feeling really lucky make a comment on one of my photos on  Facebook  for a third winning opportunity!

The software is really easy to use with heaps of tutorials available on-line.

There is also a wonderfully supportive community on Facebook where you can see lots of sample layouts too. Everyone is friendly and will jump in and help if you have a query.

Good luck with the competition and happy scrapping