Sunday, January 16, 2011

Annas Sketch Challenge

Flood Update

Haven't really been in the mood for scrapping this past week. Have been watching the news updates on all the flooding in Queensland and trying to contact friends and family to make sure they are all OK. It's been a very traumatic time for so many people. I have been having a tidy up at home to donate gear for all the victims of the floods who have lost absolutely everything and will need to start again. Fortunately we have had some clear weather for the last few days, which means the community is able to get on with the job of cleaning up... it's so uplifting to see everyone coming together to help each other out in such a difficult time.

Thanks so very much to everyone for all your kind thoughts and messages checking up on us to see if we were OK... there are so many kind and loving people in our scrapping community... I can't tell you how touched we were.

If you would like to extend a helping hand to the people effected by the floods here in QLD, please check THIS LINK for details.

Jan Sketch Challenge - "Such a Gentleman"

Thought I would try a little scrapping last night and decided to give Anna's sketch challenge a whirl this month. This is the 1st time I have taken part in one of Anna's Craft Cupboard's challenges. I wasn't sure if I was in the mood, but once I started it was lovely to be zoning out and focusing on being creative.

Have been meaning to get around to using this pic of Luke which was taken just as he was leaving for his semi-formal last year, looking very snazzy in a bright blue suit and a top hat. Used a few different pp's from Melissa Frances, Basic Grey, LYB & Glitz Design in navy, red & white. The embellies & rubons are Basic Grey, journal spots from Cosmo Cricket & Bella and of course a MS border punch and a touch of Kaiser bling for a bit of sparkle.

Exciting News!!

I had 2 LO's accepted for publishing in Scrapbooking Memories last week... that's 7 now and it's still just as exciting as being accepted for the 1st time.

Happy 18th Birthday Courtney :)

We went to an 18th birthday party for Courtney yesterday, who is the daughter of a very close family friend. Can't believe you are all grown up. HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY Courtney :)

Here is the card I made for Courtney. Had a lot of fun making this very feminine card... suits Courtney to a tee. Came together very quickly, which was a bonus, using up little scraps I keep in a container on my craft table.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love :)


  1. what an awesome page!! one of my very faves of yours there is just something about it that is very special and appealing .. and that pic is sensational.. woo hoo !!! congrats on being published again fantastic cathy ... your card is beautiful too .. hugs x

  2. Stunning layout and a gorgoeus card Cathy! Congrats on your layouts getting published. I'm sure there will be many more! ;)

  3. So glad you are okay too! Love your gentleman LO - and your card is just stunning. Congrats on your pubs and so glad you have found your mojo!

  4. Awesome LO and beautiful card Cathy. Glad to hear that you are OK after the devistating floods. Congratulations on your pubs. x

  5. Fabulous work and I love the card!

  6. Love the LO and your use of that pp. Very very funky for that pic. Great card for Courtney. Bet she loved it.
    And YAY for more publications. Will keep a looksee for those.

  7. O yes I love that page too! Congrats on the publishing. Cant wait to see them!

  8. Gorgeous, Cathy! Congrats on the acceptances - such a buzz hey!?!?! I'm not suprised! You rock!!! :D

  9. Oh wow! Love that layout - the colours are fantastic! And the card is just beautiful! :)Congrats on the acceptances too! :)

  10. Fantastic boy layout Cathy. You do masculine pages so well and that card is so girly and pretty. So glad you feel like scrappin' again!!

  11. Well, where to start...first, glad to hear you are ok!!! Second, gorgeous gorgeous page!!! Just love your attention to detail Cathy...alwys so much yumminess to look at!! Thirdly, CONGRATS!!! and finally that is one stunning card...I know you gave it away but you really need to submit that gorgeous creation!!!

    Oh, have you heard from she ok. Not like her to go awol for so long.

  12. Perfect page for the perfect pic! Your attention to detail is just fabulous. And Congratulations on being cool!

  13. Hi Cathy! I just saw your comment on my layout in Bon's Scraps' gallery! Thanks! Yay you've finally been accepted... lol! Guess what? The cybercrop is on tonight! 8pm EST! Feel free to come along! If you want to you can play bingo, you have to choose your words before the CC starts! I'll be there! Just thought I'd let you know anyway! Have a lovely day!