Friday, October 7, 2011

my2angels - Graphic 45

Hi Girls,

In my goodie pack from Tracy at  my2angels I received some gorgeous Graphic 45 An ABC Primer papers which I just love and had a lot of fun creating a LO and 2 cards to share with you.

Kindy LO

As soon as I saw this range of pp's I knew I would scrap this old photo of Luke taken when he was 4 years old at Kindy.. it went perfectly with the papers.  I used an old Basic Grey Jovial Coal  for the background with the alpha border cut from the Building Blocks paper to frame my LO.  The background was cut from the Grammar School paper and stepped to look like building blocks.  I also used the School Days paper to cut out the ruler and layered it with some velvet ribbon and the Tim Holtz negative strip.

The handmade flower was made by layering a recycled doily, tissue from a paper pattern which I crumpled, some black lace and a plaid brad which was aged by watering down some Tim Holtz Tea Dye stain and painting it on, then I just added some jute twine to make my flower look a little more boyish.  The cluster was made with a bottle cap, a pebble, an antique bronze timepiece charm and a Tim Holtz trinket pin.  Graphic 45 papers are always fabulous for fussy cutting, so I cut out the little boy from the Games and Playtime paper and added one of Tracey's cute ABC book charms.

My Present For You - Card

Graphic 45 papers are so versatile and to show you that this range isn't just for school based LO's I made 2 cards.  For this card I used the Bedtime Stories paper by fussy cutting the sweet image for the main focus on my card and added a mini rose to her hat to add a bit of dimension, then layered it with some Bo Bunny etc which I punched and added some red rhinestone chain  for a little bling. This range of paper blends beautifully with Graphic 45 as it has a great vintage feel.  The background is Calico Kids.  The flower was made by layering some tissue pattern paper, topping it with one of Tracey's gardenias and a plaid brad.  I also added some mulberry leaves and a bronze locket charm attached with some baker's twine.  Again I used the Tim Holtz tea dye distress stain to age the brad and the baker's twine.

A Little Help From My Friends - Card

Here is the 2nd card I made using Graphic 45 An ABC Primer papers.  I used black cardstock for my base and layered it with the reverse side of ABC Primer which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Script Folder and inked in black.  On top I layered a tag with some mini roses, some Basic Grey Jovial Flannel Pyjamas, G45 Calico Kids and cut out the pic from G45 - Happy Go Lucky.  I also cut the verse separately from the pic and added a little sun charm.

my2angels store updates

Check out the new arrivals section for Tracy's new charms, some gorgeous vintage postcards and more.

Time to stock up on your favourite chipboard
With the recent news of scrapware no longer available for wholesale we are offering everyone 10% off our already low prices on scrapware for 10 days only (ending 10th October) ...
get in now before your favourites are all gone.

We have also added a huge amount of products to our up to 50% section, check it out and get yourself a bargin

 also are offering 10% off Tim Holtz reinkers till the 10th October
if I may use the C word!

Christmas ... yikes!

we have added extra November Embellishment kits
(as a one off offer)
for $20.00
(for current subscribers you will be receiving this pack in November)
IT IS A BUMPER PACK with EXTRA products added ... well ... Christmas is the time for giving isn't it?)

FREE Gift for the month of October
with your first paid purchase during October you will receive FREE a selection of resin flowers
(colours may vary due to stock levels)

Cathy :))


  1. Lovely work with these papers - they really are sweet - love your LO in particular with all the cutting-out and distressing. TFS.

  2. Cathy,
    long ago that I come not to your blog, but I'm working a lot and time is short.
    His trabahos are every day more beautiful.
    All you do is wonderful.
    I'm your fan.
    xoxo ,
    Tania .

  3. What cool projects Cathy! Not easy working with those papers - you have done a wonderful job!!

  4. My! Enjoyed walking through your photos totally!!! I have a need for some graphic 45!

  5. Wohoo!! Wonderful cards and I love love your layout!! I SO love something very clean like that!! Gorgeousness!! Great job, Cathy!! :)))

  6. oh Cathy !!!!!! these are absolutely divine ... so many elements to look at and the way you have designed them is perfect .... I just love all of them and what an informative post, thanks so much ... I am going back to have another look .. hugz x
    thanks for your beautiful words on my blog they mean so much to me .. I have had so many people ask about my classes and I am seriously thinking about doing online classes next year ...I will keep you posted .. xoxox

  7. Cathy, you leave me speechless again! such gorgeous work and those handmade flowers are divine!!
    You are truly inspirational!

  8. Fabulous creations as always Cathy. Love your embellishments on your LO, especially that hand made flower ( think I might have to lift that one from you ;) and your cards are wonderful. You always know just how to scrap each range you tackle perfectly xox

  9. Wow you sure have rocked G45!!! I think I'd be scared of that brand... lol. This is stunning and your cards too! The details are gorgeous! Fantastic!!!

  10. WOW Cathy!! You have done an amazing job with those papers...thay look too scary to me too!! And you always do such gorgeous cards! Have a great weekend :))xx

  11. FAN FAB U LAS layout & Cards Cathy....
    All your GORGEOUS Details on your layout are SUPERB..... Love the Close UPS!!!
    Have a Wonderful Weekend........ xx

  12. Wow! Simply beautiful creations Cathy! Love the school lo and your cards are just fab!

  13. Cathy, your work is really marvelous!!!
    Such a gorgeous layout- I love the colours and all the little details you have added. And your handmade flower with doily is just incredibly stunningly beautiful and looks charming!
    Your cards are gorgeous and what adorably sweet images!
    Always in awe of your work!!!

  14. What fun papers to create your layout. And your cards are beautiful, so vintage. Enjoy your weekend.

  15. Cathy your LO and cards are just beautiful. Love the "my present for you card", just stunning. xx

  16. Oooohh Cathy I love what you have done with the G45. Your layout is fabulous and those cards are just stunning!! :-)

  17. Wow! That G45 LO is absolutely fantastic - never quite sure what to do with those G45 papers but thanks for showing me how LOL!

  18. Yep I think we can all agree that G45 is a bit scary but Cathy you have inspired me to pull out my many sheets of G45 paper now!!! Just adore what you have done with both the layout and the cards, stunning as always xx