Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's a Gorgeous 1st Day of Spring!!

It's the first day of Spring and I'm happy!! I love that the weather is warming up and today is an absolutely gorgeous day.  We all know that the beginning of the month means new challenges and today I have the new challenge for Kraft It Up.
CHALLENGE: This month you need to create a layout using fabric and stitching.  This can be machine or hand stitching and your fabric can be anything from a lollipop flower, fabric ribbons, fabric strips or using fabric instead of paper it is totally up to you, please remember to use Kraft cardstock or patterned paper as your base. Check out the site for inspiration from our amazingly talented Design Team... can't wait to see everyone's spin on this challenge!!
Together - You and Me

Not sure if I like how this came out, but you all know how it is, sometimes it just doesn't come together quite how you want it.
I decided to used some Basic Grey patterned Kraft for my background and framed it with a pretty floral punched border and some machine stitching.  I used a few different fabric details on my LO... the heart is a piece of patchwork fabric from my stash which I bordered with some gorgeous lace.  I used some hessian, recycled doilies and some binding ribbon as well.  The word chippie is from Scrapmatts and the flourish chippie is from Dusty Attic.  I inked them to go with my colour combo and added a few sweet resin flowers and some Kaiser pearls to give the flourishes a more feminine look.  A few Prima flowers and a pretty heart charm from my2angels for some finishing touches.

A Little Toot
Was so excited to find out my DT LO for Scrapmatts  which I uploaded to the Websters gallery is being featured this week.. you can check it out HERE .

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


  1. What a beautiful your layout, the colors are gorgeous. The way you have used the fabric and stitching looks fabulous...I think its come together just perfectly!!!!!! :)

  2. First of all, congrats on the feature. Yay.
    And secondly, this is just beautiful. I cannot believe how much work is in it. You have created one awesome page.

  3. WOW Yes Congrats!!!!! and WOW WOW WOW this LO is just stunning!!!! stunning stunning Cathy!!...
    And what a memorable and adorable photo of you and your DD!!!
    Take Care

  4. woohooo.. congrats on the feature.. WOW>.and yay.

    and this layout is so totally devine..that photo of the two of you is just perfect..and the you are amazing.

    stunning work... mwah.

  5. WOW Congrats on the feature Cathy...your work deserves to shine!! And I soooo love this gorgeous is your frilly border and the chippy and heart is just soooo beautiful! Take care :))xx

  6. congrats on the feature ... this is so beautiful... a perfect page and a perfect photo ... love it Cathy ... hugz x

  7. this is amazing! the textures from the fabrics is gorgeous.. and a beautiful photo and chippies.. this is exquisite!

  8. Huge congrats on the Websters gallery...just adore your layout with all the textures

  9. Wowsers!!
    This is stunning Cathy!!
    Congrats on your featured layout!

  10. Super beautiful Cathy!!!! Love all the texture with the fabric and the lace. Such a lovely photo too!! :-)

  11. Stunning layout and the photo is gorgeous too! Congrats on your featured layout - well done!!!

  12. Woohoo on the Webster's feature! Will have to check that out!! My goodness Cathy I think this is one super stunning layout & I just love the way it turned out!!! Everything about it is pure prefection - I don't know what there is NOT to like!!

  13. Such a gorgeous photo and beautifully scrapped! Congrats on the Websters feature :).

  14. Wow! What a beautiful lo! Love the use of the material...that heart looks so pretty. Great pic of the two of you as well!

  15. Gosh Cathy this is breathtaking. What a stunning photo of you and your daughter. Love love the heart you incorporated in this page too. Congrats on being featured at Websters too,