Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jan 123 Challenge

Major Flooding in Brisbane

We have the most terrible weather conditions here in Brisbane with major flooding in surrounding areas and flash floods in Toowoomba. I am fortunate that my home is on higher ground, so we are safe, but there are so many people who have suffered major damage to their homes and there is more to come over the next few days. My younger sister lives in Toowoomba and again she is very fortunately that her home is safe. The scenes of devastation shown on the news channels are just so shocking.

I would just like to say that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you who are going through this horrible situation and can only hope that the weather conditions subside soon.

Beautiful Inside & Out

I haven't had much time for scrapping lately, but did manage the Jan 123 Challenge, which was:

WORD: Beautiful

COLOUR: Purple


I know there a quite a few of you out there who aren't too keen on the colour purple, but I love the colour, especially if you add a touch of green. I decided to alter this recent photo taken of Brittany by changing the flowers to purple to match the colour for this challenge.

Used some Kaisercraft, Prima pp's with some white tissue paper which I glimmer misted and glittered (looks much prettier IRL). I punched the borders of the background paper and a little white strip under the photo with some Martha Stewart border punches and also added some punched MS butterflies. Hand cut some Kaiser pp in the corners with a lovely Prima flower cluster and finished off with some kindyglitz highlights.

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


  1. I love it! Especially the accents of green, just stunning!

  2. Oh Cathy! I Hope it all calms down soon up there. The rest of the country is indeed distressed even if we arent affected!

    Every layout you do I absolutely LOVE! You match colours so well, you place embellies so well. You are truly talented in this craft and an inspiration. Keep it up.

  3. Hi Cathy, just a beautiful Layout! Love it very pretty! And i sure hope the floods are over soon, they are just horrible!

    Tori :)

    Thanks for your kind comment! :D

  4. Love the colour and the Kaiser paper comes up well.

  5. I'm glad too here that your on higher ground.. I'm with you, What Devastation, Prayers are with all of those less fortunate..

    Your Layout Stunning as always!! Lovin the Cluster of Flowers & the Tissue paper........

    P.S thanks for your continued support with your blog love!! I Appericate it alot..

  6. This layout is so beautiful Cathy. You have made the purple and green look so lovely together. Gorgeous embellishments and your daughter is stunning!! So glad you are all safe where you are.

  7. What a clever idea altering the very beautiful photo...gorgeous layout, love the flower cluster!
    Great to hear you are on higher ground, hope you & all the family stay safe...it truely is devastating events.

  8. Cathy,
    I'll admit I have trouble with the color purple is not my favorite, lol.
    But you know use it very well, your page is fantastic, I loved all the details and the photo is beautiful as always!

  9. Gorgeous! Love your page - I must give it a try! :D

  10. amazing ans beautiful as always ... stunning purple and the details are awesome .. you are gorgeous Cathy and I am so relieved you and your family are safe... it is horrifying to watch all the devastation on the tv. can't imagine what it must be like? only those who are going through it know ....nature has it's own journey too ... take care and big hugs xo

  11. So Pretty Cathy.....Your daughter and LO! You have a real eye for detail, I love it.

  12. Well Cathy, you manage to make purple just beautiful. And so you change the colours of the flowers hey??? That's how you match so perfectly. I love the cluster of flowers above the photo. If I tried that it would a bad flower hat from a hat parade.
    And yes, my thoughts are with those affected by the floods. It is truly devastating and the clean up is going to be harder.

  13. This is STUNNING! Lovely colors and great texture, thanks for sharing your talent!

  14. I'm so glad you are safe Cathy! I've been glued to the news this morning and it's so terrible!!!

    Also, I've been meaning to ask you - did you get approved on bon's scraps? If you are still waiting approval, could you let me know on my blog what your username is? Then I can get you approved straight away. There's so much of a clog-up with spammers etc, hence the big delay.

    If you already are approved, no worries, it has just come to my attention that some people have been waiting a long time - that's all.

    Cheers! :D

    P.S. thanks once again for all your lovely comments on my blog. You really brighten my days. Truly!