14 June 2021

May Winners and June Challenge: #112 Seasons and a TWIS of flowers

 Hello Peeps 

I  hope you are all travelling well in your own space and coping with all the challenges life throws at you. Sometimes it really packs a whammy, doesn't it!

I am currently in the middle of a winter moment. Here in Tassie we escaped the storms of the east coast on the mainland but some places were badly damaged. I was just talking to a family member in outer Melbourne and she send me photo's of her back yard with the three big trees all blown over and ruining her fences and into neighbouring gardens.  After three day's they have finally got their power back on in the last hour or two. 

Meanwhile I was hoping for rain as our garden is so dry and plants are suffering. It finally delivered four day's of a drizzle and some heavier showers so I don't have to water but we have been living in a fog of mist and wet clothes and muddy pawprints on the floor....... but winter can be so pretty here too.

Enjoy picturesque views over the bucolic tapestry of Meander Valley.
Photo: Natasha Mulhall Photography
Instagram: www.instagram.com/natashamulhallphotography
website: http://natashamulhall.com/

The winners of the May challenge are listed below:

Random Number Draw: 4 Julene

DT Favorite: Renee's Ramblings

Congratulations ladies. Please email me if you would like a blinkie
Julene - I think I have your email already but email me anyway

We have two pieces of inspiration for you today for the June challenge:

#112: Seasons or Seasonal 

with a TWIST of handmade flowers

Keti's Projects

Those flowers are felt and handsewn!

A winter garden.....and a 90 year old!

You can join in this challenge by scrolling down to the first week and finding the linky.
Please DO NOT use stamps anywhere, including digital stamps

07 June 2021

June challenge:#112 Seasons and Seasonal TWIST: use handmade flower(s)

 Hello Peeps.... welcome to the first week of our June Challenge

The theme this month is 

#112: Seasons and Seasonal 

We are heading into winter here
The wombat's are looking forward to some snowy weather but not too snowy - they still have to eat!

I believe that means summer in the northern hemisphere....
but it can be a seasonal thing rather than an actual season, 
such as a dance or a festival.......

with the TWIST: use handmade flower(s)        

REMEMBER: No stamps! 

We have some inspiration for you from 


Here in Australia it is winter......Dale is in Western Australia where is is not quite as cold 
as here in Tassie............
Her colours reflect the landscape of WA beautifully

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

30 May 2021

See you next week!

 Remember....we publish first Monday of the month....

24 May 2021

Week 3 of May's Challenge#111: Adventure with a TWIST of 3's

 Hello Peeps

I am trying to write this with a small black and white monster sitting on my keyboard and in front of my screen so if there is a  error, it is not because of me OK?[-l;

Only a week left to get something in for this challenge but please....there is a theme ADVENTURE and there is a rule in this challenge blog - NO STAMPS!

Here is a bit more inspiration for you

The theme- ADVENTURE - is in the idea of moving to the country...or living in the country

The TWIST of three's - 3 bull rushes, 3 layers, 3 sets of  square windows,
 3 lots of foliage around the pond......

What can you create?

You have five days to get something completed and entered.....

17 May 2021

Midway through May Challenge #111: Adventures with TWIST of doing something 3 times

 #111: ADVENTURES TWIST use something three times

Hello Peeps
It's a brisk autumnal day in southern Tasmania with sunshine and cold winds combining to make the leaves fall from the trees and the sun shine through the branches!

I have been studying when I can and my companion, when not stealing paper clips, keeps me company!

This is the middle of the challenge for May and we have some wonderful pieces of work entered for the challenge. Remember, you need to do the TWIST to be considered for the DT Favorite....and NO STAMPS PLEASE...although this message is getting through now.

The inspiration this week is inspirational!

What can you create for this theme?

You have two weeks left!

10 May 2021

April's Winners and May's Challenge #111: ADVENTURES - TWIST use something three times

 Hi Peeps

Just a quick one this week

Remember the challenge for May is 

#111: ADVENTURES TWIST use something three times

There were some amazing entries for April's challenge and I am really impressed 
because it was not an easy challenge. 

Some strange ones too I must admit.......what is it about the goat?

Anyway, here are the winners

Random Number Winner

DT Favorites

We will look at two here because we had so many entries

Congratulations to all. Please send me an email for further information at
suhoganatgmaildotcom (naturally this needs to be interpreted but this way the robots don't get me)

Now to the inspiration for this week for the May challenge:


Visit the blogs to find out more about these two pieces!

Cheers and out!

03 May 2021

May's Challenge: #111 Adventures with a TWIST of use something three times

Hello Peeps

Hope you are travelling well and enjoying life. At least hope that you are safe and well. Can you believe it is May already?

We have an new challenge for you:

#111: ADVENTURES - TWIST use something three times

The adventure can be one you are having or someone else has had or will be having.....
it is up to you to interpret the theme!

Repetition is the key - three buttons; one word - repeated there times;
three different papers or ribbons or die cuts.....whatever is in threes.

We have some excellent inspiration for you
Remember, you can do anything that is paper craft related BUT NO STAMPS!

Let us see what you create for this one!!!

It can be any adventure of course.........

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

26 April 2021

One Week Left for challenge#110

 The Challenge #110 is to have some fun with animals 

and the TWIST is to layer it up!

Today in Australia it is ANZAC DAY

It is the most important national day for most of us in the year

Australians also love their football. The home of football is Melbourne and the 
MCG is the main stadium where it is played. 
A game on the MCG is important - on ANZAC DAY it is stupendous. 

Today, over 73 000 people are at the ground there watching two teams clash and millions watching across the country on TV.

At the start of the game, there is an ANZAC service.

My Granddaughter was asked to sing the NZ National Anthem there at the start of the game today (and for the game there last night)

Needless to say - a very proud Grandmother!

I made a card too for today.....as inspiration for the last week...

Fun with Animals is the theme but my animal (human) is probably not fun

Lots of layers happening though!

I watercoloured the background and torn card for the hills. the poppy field is a die cut and so is the soldier and the sentiment. There are at least 4 layers.

You have five days to enter as like always we always end at midnight on the Friday night. 

19 April 2021

Midway through April and Challenge#110: Theme is Animals and TWIST is Layers......

 Hello Peeps. Currently typing this up with one cat on the printer and  another around my feet! Small one is trying to climb to older brother without much luck! The autumnal afternoons are turning cool and Weasley is happy to come in and warm himself up chasing Bingo around and hissing at him! The both want to be fed but were appeased with a treat for a while. 

Save me Mum!

Autumn has arrived and we are looking at cool days, green tomatoes and wearing layers!

Some of our small villages have a distinct English look - this is Deloraine in the north of the state. 
Lots of English trees......

Remember, we have two more weeks to run.....and no stamps thanks........

The Challenge is to have some fun with animals and the TWIST is to layer it up!

Some DT inspiration might get you thinking........


Remember, two weeks to go!

(PS I will get to emails and stuff this week hopefully!)

12 April 2021

Winners from March and Week 2 of the April Challenge#110: Animal Fun with a Twist of layering


Hello Peeps!

Hope you are all hanging in there - life is becoming more and more difficult for us all but if we remain kind to each other and supportive, we will get through to the other side relatively unscathed. 

Welcome to week two of the April Challenge

Challenge #110: Animal Fun!

TWIST: Layer it Up!

Any animal you use - human or non-human - will fit this one.
Plus it is around Easter so you can use the rabbits and chicks and ducklings
 to your hearts (or harts) content!

Life has been a bit hectic for the team but we have some winner's to share anyway!

For the random Number winner

No 20: Golden  Goddess  Alicia

Congratulations Alicia

I will be in touch regarding collecting the prize

The DT Favourite could have been so many but eventually went to:

This embodied so much from the last challenge - thinking outside the square; no stamps; journalling - a legitimate paper craft activity not used very often; and humour! However, it was simple and thus so effective. Not to say others were not effective too - they certainly were, but this one had so much character and the three images were tied together so well. I am sure we could all relate to the theme of coffee, music and crafting during Covid shutdowns!

For this challenge, remember please NO STAMPS

Isn't this cute!

I found an old (and I mean old) decoupage or papertolle sheet with some teddy bears in my cleaning up and decided to reduce the stash by creating this small card. The ingredients come from a variety of places--too many to name. Decoupage seems to have gone out of fashion or I am just not seeing it in my weekly forages into the internet but I still enjoyed making this quick little number. It is layered and I added another with the heart doily to give it a 3 D look!

The layers can be seen here more clearly

My crafting companion on this wet day--his big brother Weasley has been growling at him all day, so he is now fast sleep at my feet. This photo was taken yesterday - he has so many toys out but these two- rat and bear - are the favorites now!

Happy Crafting - you have until the end of April to enter!