Saturday, April 9, 2011

Stuck Sketches

Come On Give Me A Smile

Here is my LO for April 1 at Stuck Sketches.  Sorry about the pic not being so great, the weather wasn't so good for taking pics today.

Scrapped some pics of Luke and Brittany.  At 17 Luke's at that age where it's all just too embarrassing to have your photo taken.. as you can see by the look on his face.

Had a play with some Echo Park and Crate Papers as they mix really well together and also a piece of Bella Boulevard. Used Kraft for my background and splashed on some black paint to make the papers pop.  I also inked my edges in black for a little definition and crumpled the background pp's.

 The gorgeous white hand made flower I received from Anita Stokes for taking part in "Pass it Forward".  The items had to be hand made and I received two gorgeous flowers.  Below is a pic of the other flower as well.  I then had to pass it forward to the 1st 5 people to respond on my blog and I have made and sent some hand dyed doilies.  I had a lot of fun experimenting with the dye.

 Lovely Surprise!!

I received a wonderful surprise in the mail this week... it was a parcel from Colleen B.  She visited here in   Brisbane in the Christmas Holidays and I got to meet her and her lovely family when we caught up for a coffee. We had the most wonderful chat and it was so nice to meet IRL.  As a thank you she sent me this gorgeous hand made card that has a little pocket on the inside and in the pocket was the cutest stamp that she had made for me to stamp on my hand made creations... such a fantastic idea!!  Thanks so much Colleen, I was having a really awful day and receiving my little parcel in the mail added a bit of brightness to my day.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love.. I really appreciate all your gorgeous comments :)


  1. Wow Cathy! Lots of goodness in this post! I loved that sketch too and your take on it is ACE. Love how you used the black paint and the crumpled paper is rockin' the the MAX! When I was scrapping my BW2 layout I was thinking of you - thanks again so much for your parcel - really boosted my stash! I would of had very very little for that challenge if it weren't for you! Have a great rest-of-weekend! xo

  2. Aweosme layout Cathy, love the paper behind!! Very cute card gorgeous stamp!!

  3. Hey Cath - love your blog - finding heaps of inspiration to keep me going - hopefully when I see you next - I will have created some masterpieces - thanks for all the advice the other day and of course my shopping.

  4. Love your work and thisis no exception,grreat colours also

  5. Congrats on making the bird is the word team!! A few of my besties r on there now too!! Luv ur LO for SS, very grungy, right up my ally!!
    Luv Renee

  6. another fantastic page Cathy .. always so inspiring and full of techniques ... wonderful... gorgeous colours .. big hugz xoxox

  7. I love your layout Cathy....the way that black makes those colours jump out looks fantatsic! And your little card from Colleen is beautiful. I have only chatted with her online, but you still get a sense of how gorgoues she is...your gift confirms that! Hope you're enjoying your weekend lovely!

  8. WOW! CATHY.. Your Layout Totally rocks! LOVE it.. everything looks FAB! the flower, twine, the crimpled paper, the CC paint Swipe background!!! LOVE your Doilies Clever Chickie!
    your card from colleen look Awesome..
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

  9. WOW WOW WOW......a girl after my own heart with the black paint and crumpling!!!!!!
    just gorgeous.....I love your style but I think I have already told you that a zillion times LOL
    Your doilies are to die for!!.......

  10. I just love your LO Cathy. The background papers are awesome and the painted border looks great.
    I too received my flowers from Anita. Loved them and my PIF is on my list to do by the end of the month. Still need to decide what to do....Love your doilies. Perfect for any creation.

  11. Great take on the sketch Cathy! Love the scrundhing of the paper & the black paint. Teenage boys are the pits when it comes to taking photos aren't they? I have two of them myself!!

  12. wow cathy love your lo, i really love your work!!