Sunday, May 1, 2011


Beyond The Door

Beyond The Door is a new challenge site run by the lovely Catie Unger, and I was lucky enough to be invited to be part of her new amazingly talented Design Team.  Click HERE to check out the gorgeous creations by the Design Team and here are the challenge details:

On the 1st of each month, a new room will be revealed. Be inspired by the colour combination used in the room, the patterns, the decor, the textures, the objects in the room or by what the room is itself (for example, for a kitchen, create a page about cooking with your kids). You will have until the last day of the month to submit your layout, card or OTP project, and winners will be announced on the 5th of each month.

Here is my interpretation of our 1st room which was a nursery.  I was inspired by the colours and the alphas on the wall.

Here is a pic of the 1st challenge room and there are 3 criteria you must also add to your page:
1. use tags on your project (e.g. office tags etc)
2. handwritten journalling around an element on your project
3. this quote by Elizabeth Stone: "Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide to forever have your heart go walking around outside your body".

New Challenges for Challenge Heaven
The new challenges are up at Challenge Heaven for this month.. there is bound to be a challenge to inspire you here and some great prizes up for grabs.  My DT challenges for this month are:

Number Challenge -  The criteria are:  4 pics, 3 butterflies, 2 word title, 1 kraft as your base and use doodling on your layout.  Here is the LO I created with my fav paper range from Echo Park atm.

Quote Challenge - You are to use the Quote "She's/He's Got the Look" and use a shipping tag.  Here is my take using papers from Crate Paper and some paint for my background to make the colours pop.

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


  1. Oh I just love the idea of Catie's new challenge site so cannot wait to play along and I was very excited for you to see your name there and your creation is just fabulous.
    I love the red butterflies and splatters for CH and the paint and layers on the second CH.
    Gorgeous work Cathy.

  2. Gorgeous layouts Cathy and congrats on the DT spot at the new challenge site. Will have to go and have a peek :)

  3. wow big congrats to you Cathy woohoo !!!!!!! looks fabulous can't wait to play.... your work is always so amazing, and original .. I love visiting here you gorgeous thing you!!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations ....big big hugz x

  4. Cathy congratulations on the being a part of a new design team!!!!!! fabulous!!
    Your layouts are stunning..... the boldness of painting your pattern paper black I bow down to your creativity!!!! LOL
    the gorgeous red butterflies and paint splatters! what can I say I love them!!!!!

  5. YAY for you Cathy!! SOOOOOO HAPPY for your DT Spot @ the Beyond the Door... I L.O.V.E Challenges, I will have to go have a looksee!!!
    All your Layouts here are Just Sensational...
    Enjoy your Week!

  6. Congratulations Cathy!! fab news. gorgeous lo's you've created for Challenge Heaven too!

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous all the textures & the layers in these layouts! 'She's got the look' would have to be my fav...those colours are stunning!

  8. OMGosh Cathy!!!!!!!!! love your LO's so much talent!!
    Luv Renee

  9. Yay for all of us that get to see even more of your fabulous DT work !!! Loved your LO's for challenge Heaven as always, now off to look beyond the door : )

  10. Congratulations do you find the time to do all these awesome layouts, I'm so amazed at how many you create......all so different and all just fabulous.

  11. wow these are all so very beautiful! Congrats on the new DT spot. The challenge blog sounds great, I am going to pop over and check it all out :)

  12. Some stunning work here Cathy! You've done great & congrats on that new DT - can't wait to check that one out - looks like a good one!! Love how you have painted the background black between the pics & the pp - works a treat...

  13. Congrats Cathy well deserved ,love the layout you have done for it too.Take care Kerry xx

  14. wow!! awesome work cathy ... i just love your knack for details and design. :)) x

  15. Wow Cathy these are brilliant! Your Beyond the Door sample is so incredible - I can totally see the inspiration there and I'm blown away! Fab work!!! xo

  16. Congrats Cathy on the DT spot :) Very well deserved. An awesome LO for the first challenge too. Your LOs for Challenge Heaven are just stunning. I love the paint, the layers and textures. All fantastic.

    Have a super day :)

  17. Oh wow, wow, your layouts look sensational Cath, wow, I always get so inspired coming here, hope you know that, I just love your layout for the new site, can see how you put those alphas there, like on the back wall of the inspirational pic. Gorgeous work dear friend. Melx