Tuesday, February 14, 2012

BITW Heart & OUAS Challenge

 Happy Valentine's Day girls :))

Well this fortnight's new word at Bird is the Word is just perfect for Valentine's Day as it is "HEART".   All you have to do is use the word on your LO or in your journalling.  Check out the blog HERE for the gorgeous creations from the DT for some inspiration and there is also a fantastic sketch designed by Mary Thomas, which is optional.

Be Strong, Go With Your Heart

I loved this forntnight's word, and decided and layered up lots of Prima Scraps and of course added some fussy cut elements.  My quote reads "There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart... pursue those."
Sketch Designed by Mary Thomas

List of Materials
Prima Printery pp's
Prima Urban Junque chipboard
Basic Grey Little Black Dress pp
Graphic 45 Steampunk pp
October Afternoon Seaside pp
MME Lilac House pp
Daisy D pp
Black C/S
7 Gypsies die cuts
Kaisercraft wooden heart
Collections Butterflies
MME brads
Washi Tape

Once Upon a Sketch - Feb 1 Challenge
I Love You

Really enjoyed this fortnight's challenge from Once Upon a Sketch, as it dragged me away from all my girly pages and back into some boy grunge which I also love.  Created a page of my DS Luke and went for some texture and grungy layering with a bit of paint work for my background.  The journaling is hidden on a pull out tag on the right hand side of the photo.

List of Materials
Kaisercraft Timeless pp
Basic Grey Oliver pp
MME pp's (old stash)
Corrugated Cardboard
Tim Holtz Cog Dies
Crafter's Workshop Stencil

Kaisercraft rubons
Daisy D Rubons
MME Rubons
Autumn Leaves Stamp
my2angels winged heart charm
handmade pin embellishment

Scrapmatts Cog Chippie
Shipping Tag
Scarlet Glimmermist

Bella Pearl Brad
Prima chalk ink - coal

Sneak Peak

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love.. your comments really make my day :))


  1. Gorgeous work as always Cathy. I love your page for OUAS as it is so .."edgy?" I dont know the word. Maybe arty? The BITW page is stunning. You create the most gorgeous layered pages. Just really love your work :) Hope you are well.

  2. happy valentine's day and both pages are absolutely fab with so much layers and embs to see and i love the sneak peak!

  3. Hi there Cathy!
    Both of your Layouts are FULLY GORGEOUS & AWESOME designs.... Both color combos are FANTASTIC...... & your Sneaky peak is D-LISH!!

  4. Wow this is amazing!! both the BITW which I already admired before and the one for OUAS is fantastic!!

  5. WOW!!! Stunning Cathy. The red and black of that first layout is just beautiful. Love the red woodgrain. And your grungy boy layout is fabulous too!! :-)

  6. Stunning layouts Cathy. Red and Black is so classic, love the design on the first one. and fab texture with the hesian/masking and distressing in the second layout. :)

  7. Your mix of red and black is just perfect on both pages. I love your contrast of feminine to masculine. And when I looked at the finer details and saw how you cut out the lace on the BG paper, I had to pull my piece out to see what you had done......love it but you have so much more patience than I. Can you please cut my piece....lol.

  8. oh your creations are always so amazing and always so beautiful!!

  9. Oh wow, I love these Cathy, gorgeous choice of rich colours and your photos used are amazing. Nice nice nice.

  10. Wow Cathy your blog always leaves me breathless - really!! That stash in the first layout had me hyperventilating but the second boy layout is just as marvellous too!! Those cogs are super awesome...

  11. Amazeballs!!
    You sure know how to inspire others Cathy, your work is stunning!

  12. wow beautiful pages Cath..P.S Dare ya to do a white on white on white tee hee!

  13. oh my gosh Cathy!! Love in the first one how the photo sits on all those fabulous layers!! the colours are so gorgeous and profound!
    And the second one is such a wonderfully masculine page!!

    Lovely work!

  14. Gorgeous page cathy, love the edgy look of the page matching the tshirt. Thanks for joining us at OUAS, channa

  15. oh my God!!this is amazing!!i adore it!!!thank you for joining us at ouas!

  16. Cathy!!!!! It has been ages since I have visited your blog so so sorry....as always your layout always take my breath away and your layout for OUAS is just amazing!!! you inspire me so much!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Once Upon A...Sketch!

  17. hi there, what beautiful work, such gorgeous layering, colours and fab picture in fact it has it all ! Thank you for sharing with us at OUAS and good luck.


  18. Cathy, I'm in love with both your pages!!!!!!! They are stunning!!!! I especially love your use of chipboard in the first and the masking in the second (I'm a sucker for masks, it's the first thing that catches my eye in a page)... You're such an inspiration to all of us at BITW! Thank you also for playing at OUAS!

  19. Gorgeous layouts Cathy as always!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  20. Your pages are beautiful Cathy, both of them really strong, bold and full of wonderful details, as well as really highlighting the photo. xx

  21. Both layouts are beautiful ... love the 'male' edginess of the second one! Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

  22. Wow both pages are awesome! So cool how you can do such different layouts but they are still "your style". Love how you use rich colours so well. Can't choose a fave - the are both so stunning!

  23. Just amazing Cathy. Love these both sooo much. Your pages always have this cool edgy feel and love the colors you have used in that first layout, stunning!

  24. two words .. totally outstanding !!!!!!! hugz x

  25. Cathy they are both so impressive and eye catching!!! GREAT job!!!!