Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Challenge Heaven DT LO's

This month at Challenge Heaven there are some fabulous challenges to get the juices flowing, so pop on over and check them out and while you're there take a look at all the gorgeous LO's in the gallery for inspiration.

Simple Pleasures

My 1st LO is for the Ebony & Ivory Challenge. This challenge you can use Black OR White with Green and the extra Criteria: no 4 x 6 photos.

Decided to go for the fresh colours of White with Green on this one. Used some pp's from FP & BG with some painted corrugated card to frame my pics. The little owl chippie was painted with white and some picket fence crackle paint then sprayed with aqua mist and I used some old flower eyelets and pearls to jaz up his eyes. I pleated some Bazzill dot cardstock for a bit more texture and finished off with some Prima flowers, lace, pearls, twine and paint splatters.

Love You With All My Heart

The 2nd LO is for the Colour Challenge which was Red and Blue (small amounts of black and white may be used) and the extra Criteria: love heart.

Loved using the vibrant red and blue colours for this LO with some pp's from OA, GCD, Kaiser & Ruby Rock It. The heart embellie was cut from some MM pp and the flower was made with Crate Paper, a Petaloo flower and a hand made rolled flower. Finished off with a few embellies from K & Co. OMG no paint splatters!!!

So Excited!!!

I received a phone call the other night from Melissa O'Neill to tell me to go and check out the Get Picky site and was so excited to find that my LO had been chosen for their sketch challenge this month. There were so many gorgeous entries, so I was quite surprised to have mine picked. I have won a fantastic pack from Pink Paislee which I adore. Thanks so much Tanya and Nikki, you really made my week and congrats to Belinda and Jas whose gorgeous LO's were picked as standouts.

Coming Soon

I'll have a few more CT LO's to share over the next few days, as I don't want to tire you all with too much in one blog.

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


  1. Woot woot Cathy. I was very excited to see your name in lights at GP. Your LO was just divine so very well deserved indeed.
    Now I just love both of these LOs. The mix of papers in your E&I challenge is perfect and this is just so stunning. Every little detail.
    Your Color Challenge looks beautiful. The mix of red and blue is perfect too and I just heart that heart....lol. Gor ge o so.

  2. Love the samples for this months Challenge Heaven, gorgeous, like you
    xx Lou

  3. Cathy,
    I can not tell which of the two pages is the most beautiful, I loved them both!
    The first page is fine, looks like we're in heaven!
    The second is strong, mesmerizing!
    Congratulations, fantastic job!

  4. Oh my goodness Cathy these are both absolutely devine. Congrats on your win. Very well deserved x

  5. I love these pages, Cathy!!! Wow - you never cease to amaze me! xo

  6. Congrats on the win, no surprises really...it was stunning!
    Love these 2 layouts, especially love the peacefulness of the first one!

  7. Yup Cathy, congratulations on being a winner at Get Picky!! Your LO is awesome!! And you know what, these 2 LOs are gorgeous too!! Eeeiii I love love the borders a lot!! Beautiful bright and cool colors.. all beautiful, Cathy!! Have a great day today!! xoxo.

  8. Wow Cathy, both of these are just stunning, I am just so glad I get to see some of your layouts IRL, they are just exquisite, and so glad you won the Get Picky challenge, your work is amazing and that layout just stood out. Melx

  9. oh yum cathy... those lo's are beautiful. the colours grabbed me straight away! congrats at GP too! xx

  10. SO SO SO very STUNNING!!! Love them both so much...your cute little owl chippie looks awesome and the 2nd one just blows me away!! Love all your cutting out...just amazing! xx

  11. you are sooo amazing cathy all fabulous as always ...congrats on you winning spotlight at GP woo hoo !!well deserved too...I look forward to seeing your work it is awesome .. your blog is so informative too.... big hugz for a beautiful girl xox

  12. Woohoo..........congratulations on the win Cathy and enjoy the Pink Paislee!!! Love both of these LO's but the first one I just love your colours and little details!!!!!

  13. Congratulations, Cathy.
    You are truly so artistic! You have an eye for colour combinations and your layouts are just fabulous!

  14. Congratulations on your win Cathy....how exciting! Both layouts are beautiful ! you have so an eye for detail...love it!

  15. Goodness me!! These are so beautiful. I adore the lovely fresh colours of that first LO...and the 2nd is a stunner too!!

  16. Love the little Owl in your green Layout. Very cute. I have a Scrapbooking pack giveaway on my blog if your interested :-)