Sunday, May 9, 2010


Happy Mother's Day to all.  Hope your having a great day and getting pampered.  I received breakfast in bed from my 2 darlings... really yummy!!!  The rest of my present is a restful day with no bickering and hubby is taking his mum and I out to our local Thai restaurant for dinner.   YAY - NO COOKING DINNER TONIGHT!!!

I managed to get in a bit of scrapping over the last few days, and finished off 2 Challenges.

The Colour Room - Palette #5

I had quite a challenge on my hands for this palette as I'm not really into pastels.  I almost didn't participate in this one, but I thought it would be good to get out of my comfort zone.  In the end I really liked how it came out.  I used Prima and Websters pp's which I hand cut and layered.  These pp's always make for a great a LO - some Fancy Pants journal cards, a doily which I misted and masked.  I stamped the background green Bella paper with a butterfly stamp and finished off with a touch of lace.

Kraft It Up - May Challenge

I only recently found this site and I love it!!  

This month you need to use KRAFT and you must create your OWN PAPER, whether it is your background paper (Kraft) or you opt to create some patterned paper to use on your page.
This must be created by stamping, misting, masking or painting and you can use any medium inks, glimmermist, texture paints, gel mediums, paints, crackle paints etc...

My take on this challenge was to mask my kraft cs with mesh then use a Hampton Art border stamp along the top and bottom of the page corners in WRMK pp which were leftovers from a recent challenge page.  I recycled a clothing tag for the peace & circle embellies on the LO, added a few more embellies, rubon & brads and grunged it up with some distressed edges and machine stitching.  I really love the grungy look for teen boy LO's.

TFL & have a great day:)



  1. Wow what a fantastic mums day, you so deserve it too, hope you enjoy your meal tonight. I just love your 1st layout those colours rock and the 2nd is truly awesome, I just love it, this is the type of page I aim to do when Nate gets bigger, love grungy, and the effect with the mesh is so cool. Your kids are so gorgeous too.

  2. wow - I love your Kraft it up layout - awesome!

  3. Happy Mothers Day to you Cathy .... gorgeous layouts, love your kraft one!

    :) Marcia

  4. Happy Mothers Day!
    desire to be a beautiful day, very special and happy!
    a kiss!