Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Challenges!

Hello, hello!

Can you believe it is May already?  I can't!

So, I've had a busy few weeks preparing my DT pages for this month, and I can tell you, there is an amazing selection of challenges on the go for you to choose from this month!

The current challenge is to scrap a picture of yourself as a baby, and record anything unusual or interesting (are you a twin? Were you ill a lot as a baby?)  Quite often, we're so busy recording our childrens' lives, that we forget to record details about our own childhood, which is just as important for our children to know!

Here is my sample page:

This chippie is some of the gorgeous ones I won from Imaginarium Designs.  I coloured them with a white Stamper's Big Brush pen from Faber Castell.
I've discovered a slight obsession with plasterer's tape now... love the texture it gives.  The man at the hardware store didn't look amused when I went in and asked for the 'stuff they use when they're patching up walls'... hehehe.  The birds are more chippies from Imaginarium Designs, and these ones, I coloured with gelatos then stamped with Staz On.

I recently bought some Heidi Swapp plastic embellishments - you can just see the butterfly peeking out the top here, and the flower in the top right hand corner of the photos.

Finally, my journaling is tucked in behind the photos, and talks about various memories of my childhood and my dad.  One funny one is how he came home from bush (work) one day, and had grown a beard.  I wouldn't go anywhere near him, as I didn't recognise him with the beard!!

There is the most gorgeous mood board this month, called "Peach Cooler".  You're going to love this!
Isn't is just divine?!
Here's my sample page and close ups:
I loved the colours in this mood board.  And there are so many gorgeous embellishments available from the D-Lish shop that with suit this challenge perfectly.  Be sure to check out the Just Add Paper Kit - it's AMAZING!
All these beautiful embellies can be found in the shop!

This month, we have a fab sketch by Amanda Hartmann.
The only other criteria you need to meet is that your layout MUST have flowers on it (because Mother's Day is just around the corner!).  Other than that, you can interpret and use the sketch anyway you like.  Easy, yes?  Our sponsor for this challenge is Molossi! You don't want to miss out on entering this one!!
Here is my take on the challenge.  I ended up flipping the sketch, to suit what I wanted to do.  There is a bit of a story behind all the flowers....
We were working out how many flowers needed to be included on the layout, and I jokingly suggested 420.  So, I accepted my own challenge, and did a layout that has at least 420 flowers on it - I kind of lost count!! LOL.  My handmade items are the Felt Flutterby and Fabric Covered Buttons from Catie's Craft Corner, and the Heavenly Heart from Charm's Creations.

Have fun with this sketch - can't wait to see how you all use it!
Thanks for looking.  Warmest wishes, Catie xo


  1. Love your work Catie. Amazing layouts :)

  2. Love your work Miss Catie! xoxoxox Nailed the 420 flowers challenge....

    1. Thanks Amanda - knew I could do that many flowers! LOL it was fun :)


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