Tuesday, August 9, 2011

White With 1 Challenge

Haven't been able to motivate myself to blog for the last week and my mojo's is very low at the moment, as I'm still feeling a bit blue.  We had to put our beautiful Cocker Spaniel Louie down on Thursday and it was really upsetting for the whole family.  Hopefully my mojo will be back soon, but in the meantime I  thought I'd share my White With 1 LO for this month's challenge and these two quick birthday cards I made.
Live Laugh Love

This month at White With 1 the criteria are:  Purple & White + Doodling.  Had this one sitting on my desk and wasn't sure how to add some doodling to it.  I always get nervous with doodling as I'm not very confident with this style, so I just added a scribble doodle around the LO and on the journal spot.

Had a bit of a play with textures on my background for this one.  I scrunched up some tissue paper to add some dimension and sprayed over the top with Fully Purple glimmermist.  To create a circular design I painted around the edges with white paint leaving a rough circle of the misting exposed, then scrunched up some Tim Holtz tissue tape around the circle to create a border.  I also stamped randomly with a music stamp and instead of ink I used some purple Smooch pearlized accent ink for a little shimmer.  The smooch was also used on the Scrapmatts word chippies to tie in with the purple theme.

The central circular design was created with a paper doily and I misted a Prima mask onto white cardstock with the purple glimmermist and hand cut the masked image to create a soft dreamy feel.

A Couple of Birthday Cards
This card was made for my nephew's 20th birthday using some Graphic 45, Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket pp's, with a little bit of hessian and Tim Holtz tissue tape for a some texture.  I inked the tape with some Distress Ink to tone in with my papers and embossed the Cosmo Cricket paper with a Tim Holtz embossing folder for a little added grunge.

The second card was made for my daughters friend Holly who just turned 15.  I usually make very feminine cards with lots of gorgeous flowers for Brittany's friends but Holly is not a girly girl so I toned it down and kept it simple.  Took all my willpower not to add flowers, but I did add the doily elements.

A Little Toot!
Only just found out a few days ago that the Websters InspireMe blog site have used one of my LO's as their "Banner of the Week".. and also got a little blurb written by Brandin about my work on the side of their blog.. was very excited when I found out and it made my day a little brighter which was nice.  Check it out HERE not sure how much longer it will be up there.

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


  1. wow these are gorgeous. actually i found your blog through inspire me. congrats on banner of the week.

  2. Love the layout its gorgeous and sorry to hear about your dog, You will get your mojo back it happens to all of us.

  3. Sorry to hear about your dog Cathy :( Your WW1 is simply beautiful. So many gorgeous details to look at, but I love your background. Hope you are feeling better soon

    Take care

  4. WOW O WOW again i just love all of this the lo is just stunning!!!!
    and those cards too very different but amazing cards here im loving what i see
    Yes Cathy keep that inspiration coming my way
    Have a great week

  5. Oh Cathy!! So sorry to hear about your poor dog. CONGRATS on your toot!!! And WOW!!!! Your WW1 layout is amazing. Fabulous texture and techniques. Love your scribble doodling...and as for those cards...AWESOME!! Off to check out the Webster's banner now. :-)

  6. so sorry to hear about your puppy cathy! :(( sometimes it is the kindest thing to do tho. Amazing lo - just love the whole mixed media theme... and very special cards too. I hope your week improves cathy... hugs xx

  7. :( sorry about your dog. x
    I hope you get some mojo back soon too, i loved looking at this layout it's so beautiful, great techniques.
    and congrats on the banner at Websters thats fabulous!

  8. So sorry to hear about Louie - always hard to lose a family member.

    love the white with 1, the textures are just wonderful - gorgeous photo as well. x

  9. The loss of our 4 legged family members is felt as much as with any other. Sorry to hear about the loss of your much loved dog.

    These projects are divine!!

  10. oh NO Cathy. so sorry for your loss... lots of love an sugar!!

    and that layout is just amazing..wowzers...

    and i love your cards.... as a non card maker these are stunnign...

  11. Cathy, I'm so sorry to hear about your much loved dog.... I really don't think your mojo is missing, your projects are just fabulous as always. Have a great week!

  12. wow this is extraordinary ... totally outstanding ... love all of these Cathy ... amazing ...big hugz x
    so sorry about your gorgeous pet ... xoxo

  13. Your layout is so full of gorgeous texture Cathy and the colours are beautiful! Love your cards too. Congrats on 'Banner of the Week'! xx

  14. So sorry you are not feeling your usual self Cathy & sorry about the loss of your doggie...Your layout is absolutely stunning & WOW you got banner of the week - way to go!!

  15. {{hugs}} Cathy so sorry to hear about Louie.

    Your layout is devine, just love all those layers and another gorgeous photo! Loving your card style, very elegant and chic! Hope you have a better week this week.

  16. just beautiful...as usual!
    i like your work!!
    hugs from france!

  17. So sorry to hear about your pup. I know how you feel and will be thinking of you.
    On a brighter note, I have a 7 month old black Labrador that just loves to jump, chew and destroy anything in site. Do you want me to send him up? Go on, I just know your kids will love him.....lol.
    Fab page Cathy. The purple is just right and love the yummy texture. And your cards are pretty alright too I might add....hehe.

  18. I love your layout heaps and those cards are stunning too! Congrats too! xo

  19. Wow! Cathy your lo is simply amazing! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love your cards too. So different from one another...fab!
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Our pets are our family members...so dearly loved!

  20. Cathy so sorry to hear about your precious doggy, I know how hard it is to lose a pet :0(
    As per normal you create stunning work - mojo or not in my opinion ;0)

  21. Oh Cathy I am so sorry to hear about your puppy! I hope you are going okay...its never an easy thing to do hey! This layout is just amazing! I would love to reach out and touch it...just gorgeous texture! And those cards are fantastic! Have a great weekend HUGS :))xx

  22. oh i am sorry to read about your loss of your dear doggie.. they are like kids and they are really missed when they arent there any more...
    i love the WW1 layout.. the texture is amazing and what a stunning photo.. well done.. and the cards are fabulous too...

  23. Oh Cathy I´m so sorry to hear about Louie - always hard to lose a family member!!!
    I love the white with 1....just gorgeus and the textures are just wonderful !!
    Great photo ..you really did a wonderful job ..you are so talented and sweet too!!
    I wish a wonderful weekend.
    Kisses and huges

  24. WOW how elegant is your WW1 layout... your very talented and love your work! x :)

  25. Sorry to hear about your dog Cathy I understand how heartbreaking it can be when we loose a member of the family. Your layout and cards a beautiful...as always!
    Thinking of you lovely xx

  26. Hi Cathy!! Sorry for not being around lately. Wow, your LOs really are STUNNING and your card is a beauty as always :) Huge congrats on being chosen for BOTW at WP!! Am going to check out your banner :)

  27. I'm sorry for your loss :( they are such a loyal & loving part of the family...big {hugs}
    Gorgeous layout...love how you created the background! Brilliant cards too :)

  28. Gorgeous page Cathy!!! love all the texture thanks for playing along at WW1

  29. I love that card with the car on it...