Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Challenges for the Month

My second post for today as it's the beginning of the month and I still have some CT creations to share.


This month your challenge at KIU is to create a layout on KRAFT/KRAFT PATTERNED PAPER using a "TIME LINE"
You will need to use a minimum of 3 photos (any size) and journaling, telling the story of what your "time line" is about.
This could be a collection of photos of your child playing a sport, dancing, or a school carnival, it could be a layout documenting certain events in your life, when you had children, bought houses, what you do in a day or month...
Inspiration can be drawn from anywhere as long as your time line is in chronological order, ie from start to finish...  Your entry must be linked to this post no later than 11.59 June 30th.

Pop on over and check out the site HERE to see all the amazing CT examples for some inspiration.

1,2,3 Jump 

Here is the LO I created using the above criteria.  Used Kraft for my background with some Basic Grey Oliver pp's with some doodling and paint splats.  A bit of twine for some texture and aqua droplets to tie in with the water theme.

Challenge Heaven - Series Challenge

Check out this link HERE to see all the challenges for this month at Challenge Heaven and the fantastic DT examples.

For this challenge you are to scrap a series of photos, must use at least 3 pics and an extra criteria - use stars.

Here is what I came up with using some pics I took at Easter of Luke hamming it up with his uncle...  I think someone has hair envy!!!  Thought these Bo Bunny Cambridge pp's with some grunged hessian would be perfect for these pics.  I used an EK Success star border punch and used the negatives and placed them randomly around my title.  I also added a cluster of stars to fit the star criteria of the challenge.

Challenge Heaven - Image Challenge

For this challenge you are to be inspired by the pic and the extra criteria is layering.

Lots of layered and hand cut elements using some Prima pp's & flowers and also some lace doilies.  I  was inspired by the colours and the lovely floral arch.  The cute little birdhouse charm I purchased from Tracy at My2Angels.

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


  1. Cathy just fabulous. I seem to scroll down ever so slowly when I am looking through your work. Just taking it all in.
    You son looks like he has a great personality. Love seeing your funky LOs with him.
    And your DD, well she is just beautiful.

  2. Oh wowsers Cathy, you are on fire, I just love the photos of Luke and his uncle and will have to show them to Nate, the Challenge heaven with your gorgeous muse rocks, and wow the timeline challenge at KIU is just amazing, I love action shots, and that BG paper is just perfect to show up luke jumping, gorgeous work my friend. Melxx

  3. Stunning stunning!!!!!!!
    I love your versatility!
    I adore the first 2 layout.... I love the details especially the splashes of ink or paint in the alphas just a gorgeous touch.
    Well I do not need to comment on how beautiful and feminine the last layout is......just breathtaking!

  4. Man your pages are GORGEOUS!
    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog, it has reminded me to come visit :-)

  5. Oh, btw, my boy has serious hair envy now!
    He shaved his head a few months ago and it's growing back way too slowly for him lol, he thought your photos were so cool :D

  6. Cathy,
    Your pages are absolutely beautiful!
    I loved every detail, colors, everything!
    Congratulations !!!!!!!!!


  7. Wow Cathy what a reveal! Your son has the most gorgeous hair & your daughter is just beautiful! LOVING your 1,2,3 Jump! layout & how you have staggered the numbers & letters up & down, brilliant second layout & the 3rd is so pretty too. Absolutely gorgeous in fact - well done!

  8. WOW CathY! WOW! STUNNING creations. Simply amazing..I LOVE how your photos are large! I can appreciate all the beautiful detail you have on your projects. Seriously beautiful and inspiring work! Keep it up!

  9. Wow! Your layouts are all stunning Cathy!! The first two made me smile. Love how you've used the hessian in the 2nd one. Now the last one is just breathtaking... I bought those Primas pp's about 2 weeks ago and looking at what you've done... its just so inspiring! Magic! :)

  10. Cathy.....I just love all your pages.....fantastic work at all..I love each details....they are so perfect!!!! Your work is so inspiring....I´m in love with those pages!!!
    I wish a great week.
    Kisses and huges from Brazil

  11. are a master with colours and i just love what you have picked for all 3 layouts

  12. They are all just beautiful but the Heavens challenge one just blew me away!

  13. OH MY GOODNESS...these are just STUNNING Cathy!! You are one talented them all so much :)))xx

  14. Wow Cathy! What a fantastic group of layouts!!! You are such an inspiration! CONGRATS on your HBS gig - totally cool!!! :D

  15. WOW!!!! These layouts are all so stunning. I especially love your paper choice for the 1st layout. It looks like the paper itself is jumping!! Love the grunginess of your 2nd layout and the sheer prettiness of the third. I SO love visiting your blog!!

  16. I'm so excited that I can finally post a comment :) been lurking without being able to say anything, it's been so frustrating ;)
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous layouts! Love the softness & beauty of the ones with your DD & then the funky grunge with your DS...just brilliant!

  17. Wow! These are just fab! Love the way the first two are full of fun...just amazing. The last one is so pretty with all the pink!

  18. Wow your creations are just amazing girl!!! Especially LOVE the Rock On cool. Grunge is so fun for a change. You are lucky you have a son and a daughter to be able to swap styles....keep up your gorgeous work x

  19. Cathy,

    Beautiful work! okay, which one is my fave? Can I pick all of them? Love it..You should join our challenge at, enter your puple and green LO. It is the perfect page for the "purple garden" challenge..right on the money.

  20. Beautiful, gorgeous and superb. I love stopping by here!