26 March 2015

Towards the end of March Challenge!

Just popped in to show you another wonderful piece of quilled inspiration from



Isn't that stunning!

The sentiment is so true as well - the older I get the more I accept this now

But I do tend to be impatient as well, (but not as much as the grandchildren!) and I am anxious to see what else you can create for our current challenge, which finishes at midnight, Friday (ASET) That still gives you over 24 hours to get something in the challenge!

You can enter HERE


23 March 2015

Nearing the end of March! Challenge #45 - Peace/Harmony

Happy Harmony Day


Then.........
hippity, hoppity.......guess who will soon be showing up, laying eggs everywhere and generally creating a big problem for parents of small children everywhere? Doesn't seem as if we had March at all - a blink of the proverbial eye and now it's nearly Easter.

Still there is ONE MORE WEEK LEFT!

Yep, one more week to be in the chance to win this!

 1 New Spellbinders die

How I hear you ask?
Just create something around the theme of
Harmony or/and Peace ­

There are only six entries to date, so if you put one in, there is a very good chance of the random number selector choosing your entry and this new die will be winging its way to you!

The twist is to incorporate flight into your article/piece/creation

We have some inspiration for you, as always!


Yes, I know you will say the Peace symbol is sideways - it's not actually sideways now in the actual card; long story, you will have to go to my blog to read it! 

So what happens now?

1. Think up an idea

2. Make it

3 Enter it in the challenge 
HERE before midnight on the 28th

4. Sit back and wait to hear if you are a winner!

16 March 2015

Mid Month Again!


Found this on Facebook!


Ain't that the truth!

I personally see errors as potentially new opportunities!

OK for March the theme for our current challenge is 
Harmony or/and Peace ­

The twist is to incorporate flight into your article/piece/creation

This is the prize for the winner

 1 New Spellbinders die

WE have some more inspiration from DT members - they are wonderful people so please go and have a look at their websites and leave them some love. They certainly deserve it! Tracey has been on leave and has returned with a bang, and wait till you see what Jen has come up with! Wyn's balloons are just so pretty too.



Peaceful scene....balloon flight over the Med.



Tracey F


So, off you go and have a look-see at their blogs and then start to think - how can I incorporate this theme and twist into a card, or scrap page or item without using my stamps!

Then - most important- don't forget to add your creation to our challenge HERE!

09 March 2015

Winner's Post for February

Well done to all the entrants in February's challenge - it was not an easy one but it was fun thinking about how we could use the theme and incorporate the twist as well!

The winner and the DT Favourite have already been contacted but here are their pieces of work to remind you again

Winner: Zoe
Her quilled spider (shudder)!

DT Favourite: Jackie
A celebration of all things English!

Now, the March challenge has been running for a week and we already have some lovely entries. You should go have a look!

The theme is  

Harmony or/and Peace ­

The twist is to incorporate flight into your article/piece/creation

This is the prize for the winner

 1 New Spellbinders die


Today we have another piece by our Guest Designer, Lou, who has channeled the Peace movement of the 60's in this lovely journal piece, to inspire you. Love the rainbow and the bricks and texture!




    Urvashi Rao
Peace of mind


Mine uses one of the very many photographs I have of the beautiful places I have visited in my home state. 
This is a coastal stream on East Coast of Tasmania very near to where I grew up - in fact if you go to my blog, and look towards the left of my blog picture, it was taken around that spot somewhere.

So, go HERE to enter your work or just to look at the wonderful inspiration already there before going to create your own wonderful piece

02 March 2015

Well, that went fast!

February that is!

Time to move onto the next challenge for March


You know, our DT comes from many different parts of the world, and our entrants in the various challenges from even more places.  I am constantly excited to find out that the latest entrant comes from a country that I have not (yet) visited! Each time I learn something new about the country and/or the people. And the main thing I have learned is that we are all just people, enjoying the same things and sharing the same ideas and hopes and dreams. 

So, when I was putting together the list of themes for 2015, I came up with this one!

Harmony or/and Peace ­

There are many symbols of harmony or peace with the dove being probably one of the most recognizable. 

You can however, create anything around the theme of Harmony and/or Peace.

The twist is to incorporate flight into your article/piece/creation

This is the prize for the winner

 1 New Spellbinders die


Firstly, we have a Guest Designer, Lou Lou
she has created for us an Art Journal Page


Isn't that a great piece of journaling!

The DT have also been very creative and come up with things I would never have thought of using this theme/twist. Remember, please do not use stamps. 

CG


I cannot wait to see how others interpret this theme!
How Exciting!!
Just enter your creation using the Inkylink below

Remember we will be announcing the winners for February next week and 
NO STAMPS PLEASE



23 February 2015

Short month, February.....

Hello Peeps!
Some advise for you......

I love Facebook for finding all these!

As the heading says, February is a short month, even in a leap year - and this one is not a leap year.
I have a BIL whose birthday is on the 29th February; he turned 18 the same year as his eldest Granddaughter
However, it makes life a bit fraught decided if it is celebrated on the 28th or the 1st of March, even if you remain younger than your cohort and get younger than them each year

You have less than a week to enter the latest challenge here
February Challenge #44 National Symbols

There are many formal and informal national symbols - you do not have to be limited too much - if you can justify your choice in your blog, go for it!

The twist is to use your country's flag colours in your creation
Just don't use stamps!

The Prize is this collection of new material (value approx $20 Aus) 



So you want some more inspiration? OK - these might help!


English rose is a symbol of England

Susan

Remember, you have until Friday, midnight,  the 27th AEST to enter

16 February 2015

Midway in February

Don't look now but half a month has just flown by!

Oh, yes, Happy Valentine's Day

Did you get some lovely goodies?

We have some great entries to date for our current challenge

February Challenge #44 National Symbols

Incorporate a national symbol or iconic image from your country into your work - something a stranger to your land would immediately recognise as being of your place. 

The twist is to use the colours from your country's flag on your project somewhere!
Note too, that it does not have to be a card - you can make any paper project as long as you don't use a stamp of any kind on it (excluding postage stamps - you can use them!)

The prize for this is the following stash of stash

This will be posted the cheapest way to the winner - it contains the following items: FabScraps marine stickers; Dress It Up buttons; Designer F buttons; Bazzil Baubles; Bakers twine - black; bling; SU Twine; Merci chipboard stickers (flowers); Kelly Panacci rub-ons; and FWAB black corners

So, we have some more inspiration for you this week




The pink flamingo is an unofficial symbol of Baltimore City.

From the Southern Cross on our flag

09 February 2015

January Challenge #43 - Winners Post

Hello Peeps! Welcome to the second post in February, where we announce the winner's for our previous months challenge. We had some fabulous entries for this challenge and the theme for it was

The twist is to look out your window, and then incorporate something from the view into your project. It might be only one item or it may be the whole thing!

Some of you have such pretty things to look at out your windows!

I went to the Random Number Generator website and it told me 
The winner for January is 


Congratulations to Dawn 

The DT Favorite is 


Well done Lou Lou

The winner and DT Favorite have already been contacted by email so Ladies, if you have not yet got the email, check the junk section - if it is not there, email me

Thank you too to the other entrants - for having a go and accepting our challenge. We hope to see you all back again and again!

For instance, the February challenge is up and it is

February Challenge #44 National Symbols

Incorporate a national symbol or iconic image from your country into your work - something a stranger to your land would immediately recognise as being of your place. For example, the White House is symbolic of the USA, and the Buck House soldiers are definitely from the UK, and a sprig of heather is Scottish and the 4 leaf clover is Irish, while the leek is Welsh! Apparently the white eagle is a symbol of Poland but I had to look that one up!

The twist is to use the colours from your country's flag on your project somewhere
Note too, that it does not have to be a card - you can make any paper project as long as you don't use a stamp of any kind on it (excluding postage stamps - you can use them!)

Some more inspiration for you today


How vibrant are those colours!

Wattle is on our coat of arms

  Yes, two more cards but you don not have to create only cards - so, get thinking, get creating and go HERE to link your work! We are looking forward to seeing what you can create. 

02 February 2015

February Challenge#44 -

Welcome back to a new challenge for February!
I hope all you peeps had a great Christmas and New Year with family and friends and that the winter's chill or lack of summer did not make life too intolerable for you all!

Apparently 2016 is the Year of the Sheep!

I personally like the one in the middle! She's my kinda girl!
According to the computer, it is the house of the Arts
I'm cool with that

On to the next challenge, with a reminder that the winner's from January will be announced next week

February Challenge #44 National Symbols
??????
National Symbols - well, what country are you from? 
Incorporate a national symbol from your country into your work.

In Australia it probably would be
  or  
as they are on the coat of arms
but there are other animals or plants or places that are iconic for Australia. 

The twist is to use your country's flag colours in your creation
Just don't use stamps!


The Prize is this collection of new material (value approx $20 Aus) 

This will be posted the cheapest way to the winner - it contains the following items: FabScraps marine stickers; Dress It Up buttons; Designer F buttons; Bazzil Baubles; Bakers twine - black; bling; SU Twine; Merci chipboard stickers (flowers); Kelly Panacci rub-ons; and FWAB black corners

On with the inspiration to get those creative juices flowing!




The beach is Western Australia's greatest attraction.

Can you guess where I'm from?



Cyprus Moufflon can be seen on stamps and is also the symbol on national airline plus the olive branch from the national flag.


Bet you guessed this one! Funny thing is, not native to Tasmania!


Indian national bird - peacock with our national flag colours

Waving and smiling from.......

Well, there is some pretty great inspiration going on here so lets see what you can come up with. 



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