Saturday, October 29, 2011

Scrapmatts - Free Choice

Today I have my DT creations for Scrapmatts and this month was free choice... YAY!!!  I received some gorgeous goodies in my parcel from Sof and Andrew and my absolute fav is the new Printers Tray and there are some yummy Chrissy chippies which I will use next month.  Pop in and check out the Gallery to see all the amazing creations and maybe be inspired to use some Scrapmatts chippies.

I was lucky enough to be asked by Sofie and Andrew to demo at the Craft and Quilt Show in Brisbane and it was fantastic.. had a fabulous time and got to meet the girls and so many lovely ladies.  OMG I was able to see the DT creations up close and was blown away with how talented the Scrapmatts DT are!!

Don't forget you still have time to enter this month's challenge and be in for a chance to win a Scrapmatts prize.

Printer's Tray
I had so much fun playing with the Printer's Tray.  It's a fabulous quick and easy off the page project and would make a wonderful gift for someone special at Christmas.

The papers are a MME Lost & Found 6x6 pad and then jazzed them up with some smaller chippies.  I used the holly leaves under the bird, a flourish, butterfly and assorted words, which I coloured with the stardust gelly roll pens which are available at Scrapmatts.

Enjoy the Journey

Went for a grunge look for this LO of Luke and used one of the large circle chippies which I covered in twine.. took a while, but it was worth the effect.  I teamed the circle design with various gears... one of my fav chippies for a masculine LO and added a few metal embellishments.  The chain around the circle is available at my2angels.

Sweet 16
Was inspired to used some yummy MME Lost & Found II papers for this recent photo of Brittany and kept it fairly simple.  I used the page border chippie and coated with it with gold glitter to blend in with the MME glittered papers.  I also used the cute little butterfly chippies which I backed in pp and glittered the edges in black.  The little butterfly charm was recycled from a bracelet and tied to the page with twine.  Finished off with a yummy flower cluster using a Manor House Creation flower and and a touch of lace and pearls.

Brittany turned Sweet 16 while I was at the Craft show.  I had so much going on at that time, so I started creating the card while I was there and finished it off when I got home, just in time to give to Brittany that evening.

I used the gorgeous dress form which I backed in pp and embellished with ribbons and a mini rose.  The glitter effect on the dress form was done with the clear gelly roll pen.  This was such a quick card to make and again I used a MME Lost & Found 6x6 paper pad which are perfect for cardmaking.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love.

Cathy :))

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bird is the Word - WISH

Have been a bit absent of late as my mojo has been very low and I spent most of last week at the Craft and Quilt Show in Brisbane doing demonstrations for Sofie and Andrew at Scrapmatts.  Had a lot of fun and met so many lovely ladies, and I was able to see all the gorgeous creations from the Scrapmatts Design Team up close... they are such an amazingly talented bunch of girls!!

The new word is up at Bird is the Word which this fortnight is WISH.  All you have to do is use the word WISH on your project somewhere in your title or journaling and link it up at BITW for your chance to win a gorgeous kit from Wendy at Tidbitz In Time.  All featured winners will receive a special badge for their blog.  There is also a fab sketch from Mary Thomas (optional) which you can use to get the creative juices flowing.  Pop on over and check out all the gorgeous examples from the Design Team for some inspiration.

The winners for the YOU & ME challenge will be released next Sunday.

You Are My Wish Come True

Used some of the yummy MME Lost & Found II papers for this LO and made a cluster with some Prima flowers which I jazzed up with some raffia to add a bit of texture and the most gorgeous little glass ladybird pin from Tracy at my2angels.

(Sketch use is not required to win the challenge)
I'm off to catch up on a some DT work which will keep me busy for the week, but I promise I will be taking some time to stop your blogs and leave a little love during the week.

Cathy :))

Saturday, October 15, 2011

my2angels New Arrivals

Have been busy with DT work, and my mojo is really low at the moment, so I don't have anything to share with you.  Hopefully I will have something to early next week, if I can get motivated.

Craft and Quilt Fair

I'm off the the show next week and will be doing some demo's for Sofie and Andrew at Scrapmatts!! I'm a little nervous, but I'm sure I'll be OK.. so if you're at the Brissie show pop in and say hello. 

NEW ARRIVALS at my2angels

Tracy at my2angels has lots of yummy new stock in so pop on over and check at the NEW ARRIVALS section for a look.  

Kraft it! with Tim Holtz and Core'dinations 
Tim Holtz and Core’dinations have collaborated to introduce this innovative blend of rustic
colors on natural kraft cardstock
this kraft paper has a layered coating of color on one side so you can do all of the things you love to do with coredinations paper including sand it, tear it, emboss it, and of course distress it.  with kraft core, instead of seeing a matching "color", you actually get the kraft core!  cool huh?  you'll notice the color numbers assigned to each paper, and that is simply because this nostalgic collection of kraft core doesn't match any of ranger's inks specifically, they are entirely new colors designed to work with any palette.  so if you've been loving the vintage, earthy look and feel of kraft paper, just wait until you get your hands on the new kraft core from coredinations

Here is a few examples

All 24 colours are in stock for 75c per sheet and available here in the Tim Holtz Kraft Core section under Cardstock

Most of these are at our usual price of 5 for $1.60 just with a couple of exceptions
Great size at 3cm x 3.8cm
 4.2cm in diameter @ 60c each

 Thanks for stopping by :)) 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bird is the Word - Together

It's time for a new challenge word at Bird is the Word. Today is a special word release day because...............our new design team will be revealing their very first Bird is the Word projects!!
So you really need to check out the site for some absolutely gorgeous creations from the Design Team, you're sure to be inspired by all the amazing talent!!

Just a little reminder about our rules....we have very few.........Create a project using the word TOGETHER in your layout or journaling. Post this layout on your blog and link it up on the BITW blog. Also, please remember to give BITW credit when you post your image.

The winnners for the SHARE challenge will be revealed next Sunday evening. Thanks to all who played along!!

Here is the sketch for this challenge....the sketch is for inspiration purposes only and the use of it is not required to play along.

Took some pics of Brittany with her little cousins at Easter and had to use them for this fortnight's word.  They just adore their big cousin and get so excited when we visit.  I have used some of the new Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine range of pp's for this LO.. the new designs are so gorgeous!!!  Went for a soft and pretty look with clusters of flowers and some muslin which is one of my fav things atm for adding some soft texture.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love, it really makes my day :))

Friday, October 7, 2011

my2angels - Graphic 45

Hi Girls,

In my goodie pack from Tracy at  my2angels I received some gorgeous Graphic 45 An ABC Primer papers which I just love and had a lot of fun creating a LO and 2 cards to share with you.

Kindy LO

As soon as I saw this range of pp's I knew I would scrap this old photo of Luke taken when he was 4 years old at Kindy.. it went perfectly with the papers.  I used an old Basic Grey Jovial Coal  for the background with the alpha border cut from the Building Blocks paper to frame my LO.  The background was cut from the Grammar School paper and stepped to look like building blocks.  I also used the School Days paper to cut out the ruler and layered it with some velvet ribbon and the Tim Holtz negative strip.

The handmade flower was made by layering a recycled doily, tissue from a paper pattern which I crumpled, some black lace and a plaid brad which was aged by watering down some Tim Holtz Tea Dye stain and painting it on, then I just added some jute twine to make my flower look a little more boyish.  The cluster was made with a bottle cap, a pebble, an antique bronze timepiece charm and a Tim Holtz trinket pin.  Graphic 45 papers are always fabulous for fussy cutting, so I cut out the little boy from the Games and Playtime paper and added one of Tracey's cute ABC book charms.

My Present For You - Card

Graphic 45 papers are so versatile and to show you that this range isn't just for school based LO's I made 2 cards.  For this card I used the Bedtime Stories paper by fussy cutting the sweet image for the main focus on my card and added a mini rose to her hat to add a bit of dimension, then layered it with some Bo Bunny etc which I punched and added some red rhinestone chain  for a little bling. This range of paper blends beautifully with Graphic 45 as it has a great vintage feel.  The background is Calico Kids.  The flower was made by layering some tissue pattern paper, topping it with one of Tracey's gardenias and a plaid brad.  I also added some mulberry leaves and a bronze locket charm attached with some baker's twine.  Again I used the Tim Holtz tea dye distress stain to age the brad and the baker's twine.

A Little Help From My Friends - Card

Here is the 2nd card I made using Graphic 45 An ABC Primer papers.  I used black cardstock for my base and layered it with the reverse side of ABC Primer which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Script Folder and inked in black.  On top I layered a tag with some mini roses, some Basic Grey Jovial Flannel Pyjamas, G45 Calico Kids and cut out the pic from G45 - Happy Go Lucky.  I also cut the verse separately from the pic and added a little sun charm.

my2angels store updates

Check out the new arrivals section for Tracy's new charms, some gorgeous vintage postcards and more.

Time to stock up on your favourite chipboard
With the recent news of scrapware no longer available for wholesale we are offering everyone 10% off our already low prices on scrapware for 10 days only (ending 10th October) ...
get in now before your favourites are all gone.

We have also added a huge amount of products to our up to 50% section, check it out and get yourself a bargin

 also are offering 10% off Tim Holtz reinkers till the 10th October
if I may use the C word!

Christmas ... yikes!

we have added extra November Embellishment kits
(as a one off offer)
for $20.00
(for current subscribers you will be receiving this pack in November)
IT IS A BUMPER PACK with EXTRA products added ... well ... Christmas is the time for giving isn't it?)

FREE Gift for the month of October
with your first paid purchase during October you will receive FREE a selection of resin flowers
(colours may vary due to stock levels)

Cathy :))

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Berry Blue Blog Hop Winner!!

A big Thank you to all you lovely ladies who left such beautiful comments on my Berry Blue LO's,  I couldn't believe how many responses there were, and it was so lovely to read them all.. really made my day!  So because there were so many beautiful comments I decided to add another 2 smaller prize packs and drew out 3 names.

The 1st prize winner is:

Karen B.

the 2nd prize winner is:


and the 3rd prize winner is:


Congrats to all 3 of you and I hope you enjoy your prize packs.  Could the winners please contact me at with your postal address.  I will also try and contact you via a comment on your blogs.

Cathy :))

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Beyond The Door - New Room & CT Call Out

This month at Beyond the Door the gorgeous room to inspire you is a library.  Take inspiration from the colours, patterns, the decor, the textures, the objects in the room or by what the room is itself (for example, create a page of your child reading).

We want you to be inspired to scrap YOUR photos the way YOU want to, with a little assistance in the way of inspiration from us here at BTD.  Enjoy, and don't forget to share your work with us!

Lost in a World of Fantasy

I recently took this photo of Brittany, lounging on the sofa lost in a good book and thought it would be perfect for this room.  I chose to use the colours from the inspiration pic and strips of pp to frame the photo were inspired by the books in the pic.


Beyond the Door have a few openings now for CT members... Catie has decided that the following will be the criteria for anyone wishing to join the CT.

1. Create a page/project based on this month's room.

2. Email this month's project PLUS a pic of your favourite all time layout to me for voting by our existing team members.

 I hope to have applications from all of you! It is a very easy gig, with no pressure, and I would love to have some more of you fabulous scrappers joining us to help inspire our followers.

Applications will close 31 October 2011. My email address is in the side bar on the BTD blog site.  Click HERE for the link.


Sadly, I have decided to step down from the BTD CT after a fabulous 6-month term.  I would like to thank Catie for being so wonderful, and such a sweetie to work for, and for giving me the opportunity to be part of an amazingly talented Design Team.

If you've ever thought about trying out for a DT, don't think, just DO IT, you just never know until you try.  For those of you who decide to give it a go.. GOOD LUCK!!   Can't wait to see who the new DT members will be.

A Little Toot!!

Was so excited to find out yesterday that the LO which I created for Marivic at Berry Blue is being featured over at Websters.  You can go HERE to check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love, it really makes my day :))