Friday, July 1, 2011

Beyond the Door - June Challenge

A new month, means new challenges.  I can't believe we are already half way throught the year!!! This blog post is a bit lengthy as I have a couple of things to share, so bear with me!


When I first saw this challenge I was a bit daunted as I don't really scrap pics other than family shots.  I have to say I really loved how this came out in the end.  Used some gorgeous Websters, OA, Teresa Collins & BG pp's and some washi tape which looks fabulous when you scrunch it up. The gorgeous plate and spoon charm embellishment is from Tracy at My2Angels she also has a great variety of Baker's Twine.  Pop on over and check out her store for the papers and charms in this LO.

This month at Beyond The Door we are in the kitchen and have a fab inspiration pic for you. Pop on over and check out the gorgeous DT examples.

In addition to taking inspiration from the room, I'd like you to follow this recipe:
1 x photo or picture/drawing of a favourite food/meal/cafe/restaurant
2 x flowers
3 x kitchen related embellishments (e.g. spoons, cups, forks, crockery etc, which can be stamped or die cut or chipboard etc)
plus, I'd like to see some baking twine somewhere on your project.

Once Upon A Sketch - Guest Spot
Last month I was very excited to be chosen as a winner at Once Upon a Sketch and won a fabulous Websters pack.  As a winner I also am a Guest Designer for the month.  Here is this month's sketch challenge.. go and check out the amazing creations from the DT for some inspiration.. you won't be disappointed!!
 Here is my interpretation of the sketch using some gorgeous pp's from Bo Bunny which I grunged up a bit and layered.  Still loving hessian at the moment and had to use some to add a bit more texture.  The fleur de lis border punch is from EK Success and goes perfectly with vintage inspired pages.

Some Sad News

My 6 months has come to an end at Challenge Heaven.  Have had a fabulous time on the DT with Jess and Kyelene, but now it's time for some new faces and inspiration.  Thanks so much to Shell and Michelle for making it so enjoyable and congrats to the new girls Simone, Becci and Kerri, I 'm sure you'll have a blast!!   On a happier note, I have decided to stay on at KIU for another term along with Julie Winks and Jasmine Shae... I'd like to congratulate and welcome the new girls Lindy Gillespie, Tarrah McLean, Jodie Armitage, Rachael Funnell, Debbie Smith.. can't wait to see all your gorgeous creations!!


  1. Oh my giddy aunt! This is just stunning, I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your first layout!
    I think the second one is fantastic too, love all the layers, textures, and gorgeous detail on your work. You are so talented!

  2. cATHY YOU ARE SO amazing!!!! yOU NEVER FAIL TO INSPIRE. bEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL WORK. (Ooops...capslock!!) Can't wait to see more of your inspiration at KIU too. Glad you are staying on. :-)))

  3. I haven't visited in ages and I've missed soooo much. As always, your pages are just breathtaking Cathy! I love your pasta photo..hehe...a woman after my own heart. Hope you are well and your weekend is a fantastic one xx

  4. Hey Cathy, glad you are still there at KIU.
    Now I just love your BTD challenge. Who would have thought a bowl of pasta on a LO would look so fab? I just love your papers and the twine around the spoon looks awesome.
    And OUAS looks fab too. Love that pic of DS and your clocks look great.

  5. Oh Cathy, both of these layouts are just amazing, wow, the top one is spectacular, I love the little spoon and the lady chef cut out, and the second wowsers, that hessian, and the clocks banner are amazing, how gorgeous is your little boy!!!I needed this inspiration and don't talk to me about blogger, had to change my cache to even get dashboard up. Melxx

  6. Love your BTD LO Cathy. What a great idea! All your embellishments are fab with that bowl of perfect pasta and the papers are fantastic. I love it all.

  7. Your first LO is so striking, great take on the pic. Love your LO of Luke too, you make boy LO's look so easy :)

  8. Just ove your 'pasta' layout Cathy! So inspirational. Congrats on you GDT spot and what a fabulous layout! Have a great weekend. xox

  9. Cathy,
    As always, you did an awesome job on these LOs. Congrats on the GDT spot..Email me your address at I'm not sure if you received my msg. You won the June challenge at my website. Double Congrats!!

  10. Both are GORGEOUS, Cathy! Your layers and all your elements are spectacular. I really LOVE your OUAS layout, the earthy colours are just stunning :) It's sad when a DT terms comes to an end isn't it? I'm excited to see what you get up to in the next chapter :)

  11. Love both your LO's what a fabulous job!

  12. Cathy just fabulous fabulous layouts!
    Your first layout is the colours and the papers used just so fun, brings a smile to the face!!!!!

  13. Two wonderful lo's Cathy! Love the retro feel to the first and the nice rich colors/mix of the second!

  14. Hi Cathy, I've been admiring all your beautiful pages. The 50's housewife is so funny! I loved your KIU layout with the pinks and aquas - have you stamped a bird image on the background paper? It's fab xox

  15. Totally 2 Awesome Layout Cathy!!!
    Love everything about the both of them...
    The colors on each LO are Superb & all the Stunning details! Sensational...
    FAN FAB U LAS Girl!! (as Always)

  16. hi YA Cathy,, sorry i missed this one... was at my inbetween.. work, goin out, soccer and then havin a coffee and chatting with YOU...
    so i love love that photo of the GLAD you did that and the photo is stunning..seriously even makes me hungry...
    and then well you KNOW how i feel about Lukes hair... and i love the banner of clocks.. you are just WAY too creative.. yay.

  17. I never new a bowl of pasta could look so yummy. Fabulous layout! Love the layout of Luke, what awesome hair!

  18. STILL trying to catch up on all my blog hopping! That pasta layout is totally yummilicious! And your guest DT layout for us is just exceptional. Love the colours & the layering. Awesome scrapper that you are!!