18 August 2014

Midway Post for Challenge #38 - August: A Significant Birthday

Well, there are a few Belle's who have birthday's this month - Happy Birthday to Hilde and yes, myself: but a really BIG Happy Birthday to Tracey, who is having a SIGNIFICANT birthday this month!

Class Reunion Centerpiece Idea - Air-filled Balloon Centerpieces are inexpensive and easy to make. Use your school colors!

Isn't it fortuitous that our theme this month is SIGNIFICANT BIRTHDAYS!
The TWIST is a shaped card, if you dare to take it!

We are being sponsored again by

Regal Craft
with a prize of a $15.00 voucher to be spent in the on-line store
Many thanks to the lovely people in Launceston!!

Now, for some lovely DT inspiration:  our Guest Designer, Deb, has outdone herself and created a second card for us for midway.  Wasn't that nice of her!

 love that cupcake!

       Our DT also came up trumps:

Using shaped card from Kanban

Susan: a carpenter's pouch 

I love vintage china tea cups & saucers as well as beautiful tea pots.
When I saw this shaped card, I knew instantly that I wanted to create something special with it.

Using template from stash

Hope that gets the creative juices flowing! 

All you have to do is make a card (hopefully using a shape of some kind - Pinterest was full of good ideas on that!) and make it for a Significant Birthday - remember, if it is not a Rite of Passage birthday or one that ends in zero, please say why it is significant.

You can enter it 

11 August 2014

Winners from Challenge #37

This challenge was themed "I Could Have Danced all Night" and the TWIST was to use ribbon!

Our wonderful Sponsor for this month were the ladies at 

and they offered a $15 voucher to the winner of the challenge!
WOW - that is amazing! Thanks ladies!

The winner is going to have a ball 'cause FWAB are having another BIG sale this month!
As we only had a few entries this month, I used the pick out of a hot method to get the winner.....

That winner is.......

Love the ribbon Twist - the belt on the dress!

The Design Team favourite for the month was
Such an amusing take on the theme!

Congratulations  to you two and Well Done to the others who entered on accepting the challenge!

Ladies, I will email both of you soon re the prize for the winner and the badges that you can display proudly on your blogs.

Now, hopefully our next challenge will be a bit easier to meet:

The new Challenge is :  A Significant Birthday!
Challenge found HERE

TWIST: use/create a shaped CARD

Now, the birthday may be one that ends in zero, or be for a Right of Passage birthday but it could also be for a significant person, or a birthday that has a special significance - that's OK, just explain that in your blog when you post the card.

Yes, there is a prize because we are sponsored for August by the wonderful

Regal Craft
and the prize is
$15.00 voucher to be spent in their on-line store!

Here is a card I made to show the way:

You can find details on how  I made it on my blog HERE, but it involved SU label dies and some beautiful Co-ordinations card - and an idea I got from Pinterest!! Lots of great ideas there........

Now, it's your turn - we already have several really good entries - lets see what else comes in during the month! Looking forward to being able to visit your blogs and congratulate you on your inventiveness!

04 August 2014

Challenge #38 - August: A Significant Birthday

Well that sure is a quick turn-around! We finished the last challenge Friday night and start this one today - whew! Apparently despite all the fantastic DT inspiration, you were not that sure of the challenge theme for July, but hopefully this one will be easier for you to meet!

Remember: winners etc are announced next Monday morning AEST

The new Challenge is :  A Significant Birthday!
TWIST: use/create a shaped CARD

Now, the birthday may be one that ends in zero, or be for a Right of Passage birthday but it could also be for a significant person, or a birthday that has a special significance - that's OK, just explain that in your blog when you post the card.

Yes, there is a prize because we are sponsored for August by the wonderful

Regal Craft
and the prize is
$15.00 voucher to be spent in their on-line store!

Many thanks to our sponsor and they also supplied the DT with shaped cards of our choice as well - wasn't that kind! As some of the DT live a long way away from Launceston, Tasmania, you might not see their shaped card from the sponsor until later in the month! 

We also have a Guest Designer again this month - Debbie Reed - and her blog can be found HERE. She has provided us with a wonderful card for inspiration to start the month!

You can find similar Z cards at Regal Craft - I have a lovely one in Kraft!

I love all those hearts and the whole thing just oozes love for the recipient. Many thanks Deb for being our Guest Designer for August!

Now, the DT have also come up with some inspiration - some of the team are currently on summer break but we shall see their work later in the month!

Hilde's Cupcake shaped card

I used a muffin paper and cut it in half and spread it out and it fitted perfectly onto the shape, I left the inside plain

Julene - using Sponsors's card


Susan - for a person who is turning 95 later this month. She has been a keen gardener.  Using sponsors shaped card

Samara - Cupcake utensil holder for her DIL

Fan card front - using sponsors fan card. 
 fan card back

There you go - now it's your turn to create a CARD for a SIGNIFICANT BIRTHDAY

Just remember, no stamps 

TWIST: use a shaped card!

28 July 2014

Final Week to enter the July Challenge - I Could have Danced All Night

Come on, peeps - you can do it - still time to enter this challenge and the odds are pretty good for a win!  It is not that difficult and there are many images that can be used other than a dancing pair - what about a dreamy window scene or bed scene from after the event - whatever that was!

Or perhaps something a bit more modern?

Or even to celebrate a particular event

Why not Google dancing, or go to Pinterest (don't get lost!) or shuffle through your stash........

Here are some more pieces fromthe Dt to get you inspired!

Wynn:    Image from Le Suh, decoupage sheet using one layer.
Ribbon on the ballet pumps!! 


 Susan - using the cut out from the iris folding card from last week!
The ribbon in this is the sequin belt!

using sentiment and papers from Kaisercraft "Confetti" plus ballerina punch and ribbon

What a fabulous sentiment Margaret!

So just remember, no stamps and you should be OK 

You can find the entries HERE

21 July 2014

Mid Post for Challenge #37 - Dancing all Night!

I could have danced all night...... who remembers the wonderful film based on the play Pygmalion by George B Shaw in which this song was one of the main hits?

The song was actually sung by Julie Andrews - poor old Audrey couldn't sing very well!

I loved the costumes and the whole romance of this film - always disappointed that the Professor (misogynistic that he was) didn't marry her - rags to riches! Never mind, Pretty Woman took that idea and ran with it! Enough of this - on with the challenge!

I Could have Danced All Night - 
with the TWIST of ribbons!

Our sponsor this month is 

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Prize $15 voucher to spend in store

Just click on the graphic to go straight there and see all their lovely goodies!

The DT have some amazing inspiration for you midway through this challenge - I am so impressed with their work! If this doesn't make you get the itch to have a go at the challenge I am not sure what will!

Scrapbook page of dance concert
Love that ribbon trim too!

As you can see she is a Spanish dancer cut from another card originally. She has used a 7 gypsies harlequin print plus French sentiment.

Samara - using a stencil

JANE - Using a sticker

Hilde using free ephemera found on Pinterest and with an added ribbon bow on the butterfly

Susan - my first attempt at Iris Folding

and this one is from a kit 

Tracey - I went in a different direction than showcasing a dancer....this beautiful vintage boot got me thinking of ladies dancing, big beautiful vintage skirts swishing across the ballroom dance floor...and some gorgeous vintage ribbon to complete the look and bring the whole elegance factor up a notch.
Certainly did!


some of the Flourish with a Bling on a gift bag
Gift bag template from Katy Sue Fabulous Giftware CD.

Well, what do you think? Inspirational right? So, that should get you  thinking and creating and making something to enter for this July challenge - we look forward to seeing what you me up with! You can enter it HERE

14 July 2014

June's Winner Post!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the winner's post for the June challenge - Mixed Media. Wow did we have some super entries there - and it is interesting how much people do and don't mix their medias!

The TWIST was to alter something and that certainly happened!
Well done to all!

 We were being 
Sponsored by 

Bizzy Becs Store Blog

This  Marianne  Butterfly Die 

The winner of this prize is:

True Random Number Generator  
That is Priya P 
Congratulations Priya - please contact me for your prize information and badge!
Now, the DT Favourite this month caused a bit of discussion but was finally sorted forMerethe A - an altered canvas
Merethe, I will email you your Favourite badge to display proudly! Congratulations to both ladies for their wonderful pieces of mixed media.
This month our challenge is 

I could have Danced all Night!

with the TWIST to........ use RIBBONS!
I have already had to reluctantly remove one entrant who didn't read the rules

Our wonderful Sponsor for this month are the ladies at 

and they are offering a $15 voucher to the winner of the challenge!

So, what are you waiting for? Go sort out what you will be doing and if you need inspiration, look at our last post. Next week there will some more inspiration for you to spur you on so until then, happy crafting!

Remember you hook up at the challenge HERE!

07 July 2014

July's Challenge#37 Has Begun!

So, what is the July Challenge, I hear you ask!

Well, it is ......

I could have Danced all Night!
(Yep, you are all singing it now, even if it is just in your head - ear worm!)

with the TWIST to........ use RIBBONS!

How easy is that!!! No?? You don't find it easy?   Are you sure?? 
There really are a lot of things out there for you to use! 
Wait 'til you see what the DT came up with --- and the two Guest designers we have this month!

Talk about blowing my tiny mind!!!
They will give you lots and lots of inspiration.......

Our wonderful Sponsor for this month are the ladies at 

and they are offering a $15 voucher to the winner of the challenge!
WOW - that is amazing! Thanks ladies!

(If you go there now,there is a great special offer on Retail Only packs of goodies too)

Now, as mentioned before we have TWO Guest Designers this month:

Guest Designer - Andrea (Dreja) Janzon

What a gorgeous image Dreja has used - beautiful card - thanks Dreja! I can tell you, her cutting skills are much better than mine!

..and another angle....

 Thanks, Kim - I do love that dancer die cut, and the way you have used ribbon and embellished this is fabulous!

Such amazing inspiration already - see, you are already getting some good ideas!

Now, the DT have taken up this challenge and really run with it - as you will see!


Samara - using a stencil and journalling in her altered book......

Yep, definitely FUN! How wonderful is that image - full of light and movement

JANE - Using a die cut and sticker

Shake those hips baby!

Using a picture from Blue Cardigan Designs Impressionist Art Accent sheet 

I love Degas' dancers - I think this is one or if it isn't it reminds me of one - so romantic.

Wynn -
she was worried about the shadow from the window shutters but I think the whole card is just magical

Susan - using a pearl flourish created by our sponsor; I did dismantle it a little.....

Hilde - An interactive Scrapbook page: the top part has a pull out tag, and there is lots of bling of course!

I love the fact that Hilde has used a music sheet here with the song on it - and that wonderful image is so evocative.

Well, there you have it at this stage.......you have until the 1st August to enter this July challenge. Remember NO STAMPS are to be used in your creation.  It can be a card or a scrap page or a page from your multi-media art journal. As long as it is inspired by the theme - and we hope you will be encouraged enough to add the TWIST too - RIBBON!