25 May 2015

Last Week in May - the year is slipping away!

There are only five more days to get your entry in  for our latest challenge - 

Family History - who is in your family tree? 

Make a scrap page or create a card or photo page/inside a frame about a family member who is in the past.We all have many blossoms in our family tree but we all have lots of nuts too! I am sure we can include our past fur babies too!


The twist is to Make it Vintage!

The prize?


Do you want some more inspiration?



Early in 1950, in Holland, two young lovers said goodbye, as the young girl was emigrating to South Africa with her family.  He promised her that he would follow as soon as he had saved enough money to pay for the sea voyage to Durban.  A year later they were reunited, and were married in 1956 and remained married to each other for the next 41 years, until his death. . The young man was my father and the young girl, my mother, who still remains true to him.  A true love story!  My calendar topper tells the story of that young love.



The last one of the pages done so far for my MIL

So, inspired? You think you can create something for this challenge?









18 May 2015

Midway Through May - Challenge #47 Family Tree

Hello to all our lovely followers and readers - welcome to our Mid May post! We are back to autumnal weather again here in Tassie but have had our share of cold and snow. My photo today is off FB and was taken by Leena Wizz of the Ross Bridge. Ross is a small town in central Tasmania and this bridge was built by convicts in 1836. It is the 3rd oldest stone bridge still in operation in Australia.


After the eye candy, the information. We have a May Challenge!
Remember the prize for this month is the following diecut:



The theme?

Family History - who is in your family tree? 

Make a scrap page or create a card or photo page/inside a frame about a family member who is in the past.We all have many blossoms in our family tree but we all have lots of nuts too! I am sure we can include our past fur babies too!


The twist is to Make it Vintage!

The team have surprised me yet again with their amazing creativity - just look at this lot and say they are not inspirational! Please visit their sites and give them the love they deserve!


(Pieter Schilperoort - Founder of the Dutch Swing College Band - a cousin of my maternal grandmother)



 I interpreted the theme slightly differently to think of members of the family as  different elements of a tree (flower/ fruits, roots, flora , fauna), with light meaning family bond in the center. The project depicts family journey through history




CG - My mother & grandmother in the 1960s


(my grandparents wedding photo in my #listersgottalist book)




Traceymo


This is my wonderful NAN!



You can create an album page, a canvas, a photoframe or a card or your project could be something else entirely! Just remember NO STAMPS please, and to enter by the end of the month!

You a find the inkylink 

11 May 2015

April's Winners Post

Hello Peeps - welcome to the second post in May, where we announce the winners from the previous month. Remember, this happens on a |Monday in Australia! Tasmania to be precise 'cause that's where I live! I set the post to go live at 2.00 a.m. Aust. Eastern Standard Time.

Happy Mother's Day to you all for yesterday. I hope you all had a great day doing what you wanted.


I spent my day at the soccer watching the eldest Granddaughter play - the wet, windy, hot, cold, sunny, wet, windy hot, sunny (you get the idea) day exemplifies why we Tasmanians are always talking about the weather! Still, we had champagne and nibbles as well so why complain!

No, on with the announcing!


Our Challenge #46 for April was

OH BABY!

The TWIST is to make your project fairly non-traditional for babies...

The Prize - new/unused


won by



Love the Japanese theme here!


DT Favorite was



The touch of vintage is lovely!

Congratulations to both of you - you should both have received an email from me by now (if not, please check junk mail and then contact me). 


Challenge #47 for May

Family History - who is in your family tree? 

Make a scrap page or create a card or photo page/inside a frame about a family member 
who is in the past. 

The TWIST is to make it VINTAGE


This is the prize being offered


To give you some more inspiration we have another Guest Designer joining us today




So, let's see what you can create this week following the theme and having a go at the twist if you can, and remembering not to use any stamps! You can do it! We do it all the time!

Enter you work HERE


04 May 2015

May's Challenge #47 - Family History

Hello everyone - I hope you are all well and safe, and enjoying the season. We are having a gentle slide into winter, and today has been bonny! I do enjoy a good autumnal day. This was our place early one morning last week......

Constitution Dock with Mount Wellington in the background left
Photo taken by Greg Faull

Well, we obviously made life too difficult for you all last month, expect for an intrepid four who had a go at our challenge - winners will be announced next Monday as per usual so you will have to curb your curiosity for seven days!

This month we are thinking about family - not just mothers - and what the various members of it mean to us, and indeed what makes a family. Some of us have different families to others and it would be nice to hear about your families in your blogs when you enter.

The theme is 

Family History - who is in your family tree? 

Make a scrap page or create a card or photo page/inside a frame about a family member 
who is in the past. 

The TWIST is to make it VINTAGE


This is the prize being offered:

Pillow Box die - glue shows size


We have several Guest Designers this month, and today we are sharing one by 
Ramona, from Create with Joy
Ramona wrote that 
"This layout is very special because my Mom is no longer with me - she went to heaven a little over a year ago - and I am still processing the loss. This photo was taken before I was born. She served our country as a Marine at a time when that sort of thing was unheard of - and I often reflect upon the courage, commitment and pioneering spirit she must have had as a young woman to pursue that path."



In addition, our Design Team have come up with some beautiful inspiration projects for you to peruse and I would urge you to go to their blogs and give them all the love they deserve! 

27 April 2015

Yikes, only 5 days to go!

Hello Peeps, scared you off did we?  the challenge this month is really not that hard you know - a baby themed project, and a twist of making it a bit non-trad - most young mothers like non-trad these days too!

This is the prize!

We have a few more DT ideas to spur you on




 
 



The fold lays inwards when card is shut and pulls out when card is opened




Whose up for it?

Let's see you wonderful creations HERE


20 April 2015

The Jewels of Nature


This Dragonfly looks like a jewel


Isn't nature beautiful?  

I nicked copied this photo which was taken on her phone by a great-niece of mine who is also a Marine Biologist with her Master's behind her already and a Doctorate too I believe now! Congratulations on meeting all your challenges Aimee and thanks for posting this photo so I can steal use it for here!
What is a Challenge?

We are half way through the month at our challenge blog and have only a few entries thus far.  Hopefully, there will be a few more entries soon. We are offering a challenge I know - but the knowledge that you have taken on the challenge and crashed through is so satisfying! We use the word itself as both a noun and a verb, according to Professor Google!

challenge
ˈtʃalɪn(d)ʒ/
noun
  1. 1.
    a call to someone to participate in a competitive situation or fight to decide who is superior in terms of ability or strength.
    "he accepted the challenge"
    synonyms:dareprovocation;
    "he accepted the challenge"

  2. 2.
    a call to prove or justify something.
    "a challenge to the legality of the banning order"
    synonyms:confrontation with, dispute with, stand against, test of, opposition,disagreement with; More
verb
  1. 1.
    dispute the truth or validity of.
    "it is possible to challenge the report's assumptions"
    synonyms:question, disagree with, object to, take exception to, confrontdispute,take issue with, protest against, call into question; More
  2. 2.
    invite (someone) to engage in a contest.
    "he challenged one of my men to a duel"

We summon you to take the theme and dare to soar into the heady heights of imagination and creativity, and produce a piece of work that can be clearly seen following the theme. In addition, we ask you to engage in the twist - to take your work one step further into the contest! The rewards are few - a prize chosen at random, selection as the DT Favourite but you get the satisfaction of knowing you have tried and succeeded - priceless in itself!
Random Prize:
TomBow glue just to indicate size.

Our Challenge?

To make a baby themed project, or use the expression "OH BABY" how you wish!  
The twist is to make a non-traditional styled project for a baby

Our DT have come up with some cracker ways to meet the challenge - and here are a few more to inspire you!

                                                                      Urvashi Rao
Altered hair clips for a baby girl



Let's see what your flight of imagination has created!

You have 12 more days to post your piece


13 April 2015

Winner's are Grinners, they say!

I wonder who comes up with these sayings? Who is this ubiquitous 'they', I wonder again? Anywhooo, I hope our winner for the March Challenge is grinning, and that the DT Favourite is too!

Winner


DT Favourite
Card-Of-The-Week-Rejoice-Create-With-Joy.com

Congratulations to you both - if you haven't done so, please check your email for one from me re these awards. 

NOW

Did you notice that we had a new DT member? I slipped up and added her great work to the first post instead of this one before I had announced her becoming a member of our team, and so I will repost her work - how great for display in a nursery or at a Baby Shower. So cute and so imaginative!



So, who is Lou Lou?


I live in Bonny Scotland and have been crafting for as long as I can remember.  I love creating mixed media pieces, I especially like to create my own papers with inks, paints and stencils.  I can’t draw and love working with silhouettes.  I am always looking for new ideas and techniques to keep my creations fresh.  

Now, onto our latest challenge!

Challenge #46
This month our theme is 

OH BABY!

You can create a baby project of some kind or use the phrase to suit!
Easter babies, animal babies, human babies........

The TWIST is to make your project fairly non-traditional for babies...

The Prize for April 
(reminder- the glue is not included -just to indicate size)

We have some more inspiration also to share with you - to inspire you to enter our challenge!
With all the lovely new dies on the market and new techniques, not using stamps to create is easier than ever now, so there really is no excuse not to join in the fun!


(non traditional because the palette is dark blue and white rather than a pastel blue)

I made a vintage-style card to celebrate a new "fur baby" ...  adopting a pet can be a real life-changing experience, as I well know!




So true!

I hope you are now truly inspired and will rush to the craft cave and begin to create!
You can enter  your project 


06 April 2015

Were you an April Fool? Challenge #46 for April

Where does that come from I wondered? I went to Wikipedia! Wow did they have some information - apparently this has been going on for century's (1392 Chaucer reference) but it can also be seen in earlier festivals of the Roman's (Hilaria) and the Idian's (Holi)! The actual date was supposedly a mistake made in translating Chaucer and April 1 became the day to celebrate the April Fool. In Scotland it was known as "Huntigowk" - a Gowk is apparently a cuckoo. All very interesting unless you were made an April Fool of, when it becomes silly nonsense! When the nieces/nephew's/grandkids were little, we often had to pretend to be caught by the joke, and it did become a little tedious!

Apparently it is also an early Easter for April, and so 
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL THE PEEPS!


In addition, we start another month and that means we start another challenge!
Remember, we announce the February winners next week.....

Challenge #46
This month our theme is 
OH BABY!

You can create a baby project of some kind or use the phrase to suit!
Easter babies, animal babies, human babies........

The TWIST is to make your project fairly non-traditional for babies...

The Prize - new/unused
Not the Tombow glue - that is to give an idea of size


Isn't that stinking cute!

Wynn


Lou Lou



So, your turn - you have until the 1st May to get your entry in
Why not give the DT some love and read about how they came to create their projects and then have a go yourself at being creative!



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