Monday, June 6, 2011

Bird Is The Word - Amazing

Haven't been able to post, leave comments or email as I've been having major dramas with our computer.. it crashed and hubby has been working really hard to get it up and running.. I'm really hoping it's fixed this time!!! You don't realise how much you use it until it's down... what a frustrating week!!

On to something a little more interesting.  The new challenge is up at Bird Is The Word and the new challenge word is AMAZING.   There is also a fab sketch from Nadia if you would like to use it to inspire you, which I did for this challenge.

Used some Crate Paper & Echo Park pp's with some stamped elements and a gorgeous flower which was given to my by the lovely Karlene.. check out her blog A Pocket Full of Pretties to see some of the beautiful hand made flowers she has for sale.

Retreat LO to Share - You Light Up My World

Here is one of the LO's I created at the Wicked Princess Retreat.  I needed to add a title and tweak it a little before posting.  Used some old Bo Bunny and Shabby Green Door pp's  which I layered, hand cut and punched.  I gessoed the background to create a little light airy feel and added some gorgeous Prima flowers and some chippies from Scrappmatts. I misted and glossed the lamp post and added a few pearls and with the flowers and leaves I used some paper behind them to add a bit of colour.

WP Retreat Group Photo
Here is a pic of our Wicked Princess group photo.  So many gorgeous girls here.. had a fab time and am already booked in for next year.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love :)))


  1. Oh so sorry to hear about your computer problems..You are so right...we dont know how much we need it until its down!

    These are exquisite Cathy! Just beautiful. LOVE all you have done...the flowers looks so beautiful on both. Lovely work. Have a great week ahead!

  2. Gorgeous as always :)
    Yay to going to the retreat again! Me too!!

  3. Spewin' about your computer - how annoying! :(
    Love your pages - SO LUSH!!!
    The retreat looks like the best fun - I'd love to go to one... one day!!! :D

    Have a great week!

  4. wow Cathy ... this work is AMAZING just like the title....those colours are sensational .... the pic of the group looks gorgeous .... such a friendly happy group ....scrapbooking is a wonderful medium for so many things in life ... bringing people together ... big hugz x

  5. Both are beautiful Cathy and I just love the flowers in both. Your DD is just so beautiful and I love her smile.
    Great group shot and I can see so many faces I "know".

  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous work Cathy. Love that black feather on the 1st layout with the beautiful flower cluster. Great colour palettes for both too. Computers are SO temperamental aren't they?

  7. Gorgeous pages Cathy! Brittany is very beautiful! Ans so are your LO's and cards..Love,love,love what you make! Sorry to hear about your computer problems..I hope it get fixed soon. Hugs, Marivic

  8. Oh wow, gorgeous work, I love everything and the pic of you and the girls is just amazing, see some familiar faces here....loved your BITW layout, just spectactular. Melxx

  9. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
    layouts again!! LOL
    just love your dramatic use of colour!

  10. These both are just STUNNING Cathy!!! I just adore your work and love coming here for inspiration! Hope you have your computer problems sorted now...they sure can be a pain hey! Take care xx :))

  11. Beautiful layouts Cathy.....that flower on the first one is just gorgeous! Great to hear you had fun at the retreat!

  12. Sympathies about your computer woes! Uuugh there is really nothing worse when you love & need the internet for your passion - I know it does my head in!! Onto your beautiful work...your duaghter is a stunner & this rich page of her really does her justice! Just adore your second layout with all that gesso lightening things up behind the photographs - I really love your details & special touches on this one :)