Sunday, December 16, 2012

Time Out

Hello friends:) I have a feeling that this may be my last post for 2012 as I still have tons to do before we leave for a ten day break in Mozambique. I am sooo looking forward to it. I would like to take this opportunity of wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a fabulous 2013. Thank you for all your support during 2012 and more so, thank you to each and every one of you for your

This is my take on various challenges..had to make the best of the time that is available to me :)The layout is my entry for yet another fabulous sketch challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch and here is Nadia's beautiful sketch. My journaling is at the back of the tag. Thank you OUAS for another awesome challenge!

Then I have also entered this layout for the challenge over at CSI Case File Number 49.Once again Debbi put together a fabulous case file. Here is what we had to work with. Love it!
  • Garland Green - medium green, taken from the #5 tree - 135.154.47
  • Pink Presents - deep pink, taken from the #10 mittens - 222.108.118
  • Yuletide Yellow - light buttery yellow, taken from the #21 box - 248.230.164
  • Advent Aqua - aqua, taken from the #15 box - 93.198.201
  • Lime Lights - lime green, taken from the ribbon in #23 - 185.217.108
Here I used the medium green in the flowers, a tiny bit of pink on the clock, light buttery yellow on the leaves, blue on the flowers and the lime green is pretty much!

  • numbers
  • stickers
  • punches
  • rhinestones
  • buttons
  • baker's Twine
  • ribbon
  • lace
  • make a semi-circle notch, like in the little boxes
  • snowflakes
  • Christmas/winter accents
  • hound's-tooth pattern
Here I used "numbers" for the date, a punched border strip, rhinestones in two of the flowers and lots of buttons in the flowers and on the right hand side at the bottom.

  • Document a holiday tradition.
  • Document what you do to prepare for the holidays.
  • Number your journaling.
  • Write 25 words or phrases about your topic.
  • Choose a prompt from here.
  • Put your journaling inside of something that can be opened
  • Inspiration Words: joy, believe, count --use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title
 Here I opted to write 25 words and used it in my journaling...just to encourage myself to do do more journaling :) Thank you Debbi for an awesome case!! :)

Then I am also entering this layout for challenge 12 over at Scrap Africa and the challenge is the "film strip".

Last but not least I used the gorgeous FWAB Elise Flourish Black - Dark Green and Silver Grey Flowers available from Flourish With A Bling.

And now I would love to show you where I am going for a few days...Zavora Lodge!! It is a a diver and fisherman's paradise and I guess the "fishing" part is what attracted my daughter to Zavora :)
Well, that's it for today!! Off to go and bath the dogs!! Thanks for looking and have a fabulous holiday and to those who will be on the roads, have a safe trip and take care!xxx


  1. Oh my friend...although it will only be a few days this time that you are gone...I am still gonna have withdrawal symptoms knowing you are away!!!But at least you will come back with many photos to create more stunning LO's for me to swoon over!!!
    I should really get my behind out of this rut and start using both these sites again as challenges! They were/are great fun to use and you did a great job combining 3 challenges in one LO!!! Go the great!!!
    Have the best of times and travel save to you as well!
    Bigggg Hugs....

  2. Cathy Merry Christmas to you. This layout is absolutely stunning!!! Beautiful takes on the challenges!
    Have a wonderful time with you daughter!!!

  3. Gorgeous layout Cathy! Such a beautiful photo! Love all the blossoms and picket fence! Thanks for joining along with OUAS :) Happy Holidays!

  4. Your layout is stunning! Enjoy your holiday, rest, relax and recharge. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas.


  5. Absolutely stunning lo!!!! Gorgeous details, just love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS! I wish you happy holidays and merry Christmas!

  6. Fabulous interpretation of the sketch Cathy and I just adore all those beautiful layered blooms! Just adorable. Thank you for playing along with us for our December challenge at Once Upon A Sketch!

  7. This is a STUNNING LO Cathy - I just can't stop staring at it!! Absolutely perfect!

  8. Beautiful take on the sketch Cathy. 'Time out' is one my very best things about the holidays too!! Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for joining in the festive fun with us at OUAS!

  9. Cathy, what a gorgeous LO. The colors are so beachy and love the hand stitching!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  10. beautiful i love it your photo's and creations are beautiful!! greetings Janneke

  11. Beautiful layout Cathy and love your styling as always! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa!

  12. Your work is absolutly stunning my friend.. TFS!! <3

  13. Cathy this is amazing (i guess there is nothing new I can say about your project - it is the same as any other you make - amazing! though each one is so different with so many very special details on it! gorgeous work, my friend!
    have relaxing time and enjoy your family's fishing! :-)))

  14. So nice to see your work again, your layout is STUNNING!!!! Smiles, Rene' :)

  15. Wowwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the photo, the flowers and the clocks!! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrap Africa!!!

  16. I love this page called 'Time Out' I love the treatment on the clocks behind the photo, just gorgeous Cathy. (You know I love your work and this one's no exception). xxx

  17. Congrats on the win at Scrap deserved! Congrats also on the win at OUAS....awesome!!!

  18. So gulped when I saw this over at OUAS and hastened to put one of my votes on it ;)) Amazing amazing work my dear! hope your hols were fabulous and 2013 has started off nicely. Be good! hugs and kisses,