Monday, February 27, 2012

BITW - Discover & Exciting News!!

Hi girls, I have this fortnight's new word for Bird is the Word which is DISCOVER.  To enter this challenge just use the word somewhere on your project.  There is also an awesome sketch created by Mary Thomas to get the creative juices flowing, which is optional.  The winner will receive a fabulous prize and along with 2nd top entry and random draw they also are our Guest Designers for the following month.  Pop on over to the site and check out the gorgeous creations from our super talented Design Team and our Guest Designers Yvonne, Georgia and Sarah for some inspiration.

Discovering New Zealand
A recent pic from our trip to New Zealand at Christmas was perfect for this fortnight's challenge.  We had a wonderful time exploring New Zealand and this pic of Luke and Brittany was taken on a tour at Rotorua, which was really fascinating.  Parts of the Mary's fabulous sketch inspired my design of this page.  I purchased the little fern leaf embellishments in a scrapbooking shop in New Zealand...  couldn't help myself!!  They are the national emblem and are made from Paua shell which is native to New Zealand. 

Sketch designed by Mary Thomas

List of Materials
Prima pp's - Reflections, Botanical & Melody
October Afternoon pp
Bo Bunny Mamma Razzi pp
Scrapmatts Federation chipboard corners
Martha Stewart punch
Basic Grey brads
Basic Grey Curio chipboard
Basic Grey alpha stickers
my2angels passport charm
MME alpha rubons
Cosmo Cricket mini alpha stickers
Glimmermist - chocolate
Shell fern embellishments

SO EXCITED- Made Meg's Garden DT!!!
I was squealing with delight when I found out from Meg that I had made the Design Team for Meg's Garden.  I absolutely adore Meg's gorgeous papers and embellishments and can't wait to create and inspire you with her fantastic products.

So excited to be working alongside all these super talented ladies who also made the DT.. congrats girls and I have admired the existing DT's creations for a while now and adore their work.

New DT Members
Eila Sandberg from Sweden
Heather Jacob from Australia
Yuka Hino from Japan
Gabrielle Pollacco from Canada
Vicki Alberto from Canada

Existing DT Members
Adriana Bolton  from Australia
Gayle Price from Australia
Denise Boddey from Australia
Sandi Edwards from Australia

Here is a little sample of Meg's gorgeous papers.. Check out to her blog site HERE to see all the stunning creations from the girls and click on the link to her store to see all her delicious product.

A Little Toot
So thrilled to be chosen as the winner for 1st Feb sketch challenge at Once Upon a Sketch.  There were so many gorgeous entries, so I was very surprised to be this month's winner.. congrats to all the other ladies who were featured too.. stunning work!!  As the winner of the challenge I get to be a Guest Designer next month.. how exciting!!  Here is my winning entry.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love.  Your comments really make my day!!

Cathy :))


  1. Great work Cathy!! Both of your layouts are stunning.........and CONGRATULATIONS on winning at OUAS...I know the competition there is huge!!

  2. Hiya Cathy. Congrats on your exciting news. Love your layouts. It's a great guy's page, so I'm not surprised that you won.

  3. Congrats to you Cathy! I love what you did for this fortnight at BITW - I saw your layout when I went to upload mine and thought, great minds think a like!! It's even funny we both used red!

  4. Congrats Cathy , welcome to Meg's garden Design team , lovely to have you on the Team :)

  5. Firstly, welcome to Meg's Garden !! So happy to have you creating with these beautiful papers. I remember a while ago the first time I used one of Meg's papers ( the one with the little group of birds on it ) you asked me way back then where the papers came from, well there you go, that must be Kama lol. Secondly congrats on the OUAS win...that page is amazing ! Lastly your BITW LO is beautiful with those lovely, lovely layers. xx

  6. well i am not surprised by your wins or your Dt positions.. your work is amazing and it doesn't matter what colors, styles or challenges you do, your work is immaculate and beautifully presented.. well done.. i think you are very gifted in scrapping a fabulous layout!

  7. Congratulations Cathy on Megs Garden!!! well done!! Love your edging on the first one - thats cool... so is the penwork on the second one...
    both have fabulous layering!

  8. I totally adore your LO's, especially the distressed look you give them and your use of paint - def. inspires me for my LO's. Congrats on your new DT gig and well done for OUAS - I LOVE that LO too!!

  9. Congrats Cathy! I'm looking forward to working with you! Your creations are beautiful!

  10. Congrats on your new DT spot Cathy and well done on winning over at QUAS! Your layouts are amazing. Love the little fern leaf and great colours on your NZ layout.
    Have a great week. xx

  11. Big COngrats Cathy!!! Your work is beautiful!! I look forward to working alongside you on this amazing design team! Congrats on your OUAS win too!! xx

  12. oooh love this! The colours are so yummy!! Congrats on the DT and thanks for your loving xoxo

  13. YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! TooooT TOOT Cathy....
    CONGRATS on your DT spot on Meg's Garden, I think your a Perfect fit...... CONGRATS on your WIN over @ OUAS!!! TOTALLY AWESOME Layout.....
    & Lastly! What a FAB touch adding the Cute Fern's all they way from New Zealand to your SENSATIONAL Layout.... Have a Wonderful Week! ♥♥

  14. Awesome creations and a big congrats to you on the new DT! Yeah!

  15. Congratulations Kathy!!!

  16. Cathy...
    What do I say?!! Big Congrats and a huge HUG from me!!! Wow!! I am speechless, I am very proud of you! You are a perfect fit for Meg's Garden..I love their papers.

    I will be wishing you Congrats all week! (wink ;-)

    Very, very proud of you!!

  17. Oh YAY!!!!!! WTG Cathy on your new DT gig and your layout win. Can't think of a more deserving person!! I love your layouts...all of your delicious layering and distressing is just fabulous. :-)

  18. Congrats Cathy!! That looks like paper I would love to use! You'll have a blast there I'm sure, and congrats on your layout too! I just adore your Once Upon a Sketch winning layout so much! And the BITW one has some great stuff going on too - love the colours!!

  19. Wow congrats Cathy!!! I really admire your works :)
    And thank you for your time to visit my blog.


  20. First of all, Cathy, huge congrats on your new DT spot - you surely deserve to be there and on your winning at OUAS (all of the GC DT were amazed by the quality of you creation)!
    About the page of BITW - one more good example of what kind of artist you are. Just awesome.