Tuesday, August 2, 2011

KIU and BTD new challenges

Well girls you know how it is with DT work at the beginning of the month, so here are the new challenges and my Design Team LO's for Kraft It Up and Beyond The Door this month.

Beyond The Door
First up is Beyond The Door... be sure to keep an eye on the blog, as things will be changing in the near future, and we'll be mixing things up a bit with exciting new ideas in store. One of the main changes is that from this month, BTD will not be a competition site, but rather an inspiration site. That means, there are NO PRIZES this month.

Catie would rather this site inspire you to scrap the photos YOU WANT to scrap and for you to be inspired by the rooms, scrapping your photos just to preserve your precious memories. Sometimes people feel overwhelmed trying to scrap a page for the sake of a competition, so she will be removing the competition element from this site. I really hope you will all continue to be inspired and will still play along and share your creations with us.

Here is the LO I was inspired to create with this month's yummy room.  There are also 2 OPTIONAL criteria to accompany the room which are:  1. Use a black and white photo  2. Use fabric.

Make The Most of Yourself 

Totally love the colours in this room and decided to go with a white background which I glimmermisted in green using a Basic Grey doily lace paper as a mask.  The fabric elements came from the lace and cotton doilies and I also twisted some muslin to make a frame for my b&w photo.  You have probably all noticed by now that I love beautiful flowers and butterflies, so of course I had to add a few to my page.

Hope to see some fabulous entries inspired by this month's gorgeous room!!

Kraft It Up - Sketch Challenge
This month at Kraft It Up is a sketch challenge, a fabulous multiphoto sketch from PAGE MAPS  www.pagemaps.com.  Feel free to interpret this sketch however you like but your creation must be based on Kraft Cardstock or Kraft Patterned Paper.  We have some fabulous prizes up for grabs this month from Scrap Therapy, 2Crafty and Wicked Princessess.

This is my take on the sketch, using Kraft of course and some yummy papers from Simple Stories called Summertime and I used my new Dienamics doily dies.. absolutely adore them!!  A lace doily, some buttons, brads and paint to tie in with the papers and the cutest little ladybug charm from my2angels.

Can't Wait to Share My News!!!
I have the most exciting news which I am busting to tell, but won't be able to share for a little while and other wonderful news which I can share at the beginning of next month.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave some love.  I truly appreciate all your beautiful comments.

Cathy :)) 


  1. Oh Cathy, both of these are just beautiful! I love how you put everything together! Those pics of your dd are awesome!

  2. wow stunning and amazing work as always cathy, loving both these layouts

  3. *Sigh* more Sensational Layouts Cathy!
    your Creations are always such a joy to see & I just L.O.V.E everything about the both of them....

  4. It's always a pleasure to pop in here :) beautiful work as usual...love your use of colour, your layering & those gorgeous flowers.

  5. Cathy your colors are just beautiful in your BTD page. The misting, butterflies and flowers are just divine and your daughter is just so beautiful. What a gorgeous subject to scrap.
    And your colors and doilies in your KIU LO are spectacular. It is such a vibrant page.

  6. WOW Cathy just love those colours that green wow wee just gorgeous!!! your layering and photos are just stunning!! i am never disappointed when i pop over to your blog NEVER!!!
    Have a great week

  7. Can't wait to hear your news!!! Sounds VERY exciting!!! Gorgeous pages once again, I love your attention to detail - your pages really 'pop'!! :-)

  8. GEE WIZZ CATHY !!!!! amazing art here ... love both of these and I adore that sketch .. may even find the time to do that one .. hugz x

  9. I missed coming past your blog and looking at your amazing art!.....both are absolutely fabulous!!
    cant wait to hear your wonderful news!!!

  10. I second Rachael with the **sigh**, this is such gorgeous work, so inspiring, makes me want to create a layout right now. Love what you do with the first layout, just love the pp behind the photo. Love your take on that sketch, love the layers and the pretty photo! Can't wait to "hear" more fantastic news from you Cathy!

  11. absolutely fantastic pages cathy! I just LOVE that bg pisting in the first one, but they are both your regular stunning work! :)) x

  12. ooops! meant 'misting' ... *blushin* lol... xx

  13. Very lovely Cathy! That first layout is just "to die for" as we say here LOL - and the second one is also lovely - a busy, busy sketch but your lovely photos & use of those gorgeous doilies make it look great!

  14. Stunning Cathy!!!! Love your masking on the first one and those yummy spots of yellow paint on the second. C'mon spill the beans!!! Can't wait to hear your exciting news!!! ;-)

  15. Cathy ..this is absolutely stunning page !!!
    I love both a lot...so many wonderful details!!
    You make me a very happy person when I see all you have done!!You inspire me a lot!!Can´t wait to hear your exciting news!!!
    I wish a wonderful week!
    Kisses and huges from Brazil

  16. such stunning layouts, Cathy! I can't wait to hear your news ;)

  17. Beautiful layouts Cathy, already earmarked these two challenges as ones i definitely want to do. Love the sketch, awesome and that room is gorgeous.
    love the masking on your sample. cheers, look forward to hearing your news. x

  18. So gorgeous, Cathy! You are truly an inspiration! That's a long wait for that exciting news! I think that will be testing my patience lol. BTW - thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog - I would totally love it if you could play along with us at Stuff 2 Scrap! :D :D :D

  19. Just STUNNING layouts Cathy as always...you are always full of inspiration! Love the misting on the first one and those gorgeous greens and the paint splatters on the second one look yummy as do all those brads and buttons!! Can't wait to hear your news!! HOW EXCITING!! :))xx

  20. Just fabulous Cathy...love all those gorgeous doilies in the second layout. Can't wait to hear your news!!!?????