01 March 2021

March Challenge#109 Lockdown TWIST: Scrap It!

Welcome to March, Peeps!

Hope all is going well with you and yours and that you are keeping away from the worst of the weather and that nasty virus!

I have had a helper lately..........
Mr Weasley is still not happy and is being mean!

Well, March is here and we have a new challenge

 Challenge#109  Lockdown 

TWIST: Scrap It! 

(but card/journalling will be accepted if you follow the theme--of using scraps--if you don't create a scrap page)

You can  let your hair down here and show us what is happening at home while in lockdown!

We have some inspiration to help


What did you do in 2020?

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

22 February 2021

last Week of Challenge #108: Anything Goes

 Hi Peeps - hope all of you are feeling fine and dandy and crafting up a storm. From the look of the entry numbers this month, it seems people are feeling quite crafty and clever! Still, we had one that used a stamp - please don't use stamps as this challenge is not using stamps! Several of the blogs I cannot get to to comment - cannot belong to everything out there! If you didn't get a comment it is not because your work was not seen and appreciated but because we could not comment on it. 

Hope none of you got FACEDBOOKED this week either - talk about being a bit heavy handed.  Might backfire on the 'fairness' rule.........anyway, if your work is on FB we will usually be able to see it and comment so no worries. 

The challenge and the TWIST for this month is 

Challenge 108#: ANYTHING GOES

I made several things - I got all excited seeing people busting their stash so had a go at a stash-buster myself; and then recycled some things while supposedly tidying up! You can read all about it over at my blog........

Two for the price of one!

Tag recycling

Card as a Stash Buster!

You have five days to get something in to the challenge - just scroll down to the first posting for February and see the link.

See you there!

15 February 2021

Challenge#108: Anything Goes - two weeks to go!

Hello Peeps

Strange times indeed.....

In to the third week of the challenge and it looks as if we have quite a few entries 
to date....you have to be in it to win it!

There is a random number prize
and of course the honour and glory of being DT favorite(s)

So, what is the challenge?

The challenge and the TWIST for this month is 

Challenge 108#: ANYTHING GOES

So, let us see what you can make - remember - NO STAMPS!

Some further inspiration to get your mind working
on making something without using a stamp is here:

08 February 2021

Week Two of Anything Goes!

 Hello Peeps!

Hope all OK and making plans to get that jab!

We are well into summer here and it has rained and been overcast for at least one part of the day for a few weeks! My tomatoes are still getting ripe though. 

Cat's are sort of friends but Weasley is not doing so well - he is not using his litter tray properly and growls at poor Bingo sometimes. I have tried to make him feel still well loved but it is taking time.

The challenge and the TWIST for this month is 

Challenge 108#: ANYTHING GOES

so here is a bit of multi-media I managed to create late last year using water paints, Posca pens and inks

I was copying an idea created by someone else in the land of Pinterest.......

Mine is called "The Night Lights".....

I think I might frame this

Remember, there is a random number prize available and DT Favorite is chosen as well

Scroll down to week one to enter.....scrapping, cards, multimedia, journalling....3D stuff

01 February 2021

February Challenge #108: Anything Goes!

 Hello Peeps - Welcome back!


I hope your 2021 is going much better than the last

Get that jab!

A breathtaking sunrise over Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula from the summit of Mt Amos thanks to Luke Tscharke from 
Beauty of Tasmania

We have had a hectic start so this month is 




If I have time I will add something else later....

However, this is why I have been soooo busy

Day 3 of Bingo with us
He is 8 weeks old here - Weasley is not impressed

Day 14
Nearly Best Buds!

Bingo was nearly Harry but he had been called Bingo from 1 day old so 
we kept it for him. He is just so energetic and such a play mate for my beautiful big ginger boy!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

18 January 2021

December winners!

Happy New Year (again)  

Our year started well with a new edition arriving on Saturday (yesterday)

His name is Bingo and he is 8 weeks old.

Weasley is coming to terms with sharing but this morning was the first real face-off - through a window, needless to say. Things are a bit better - no more hissing and growling going on. Bingo is behaving himself much better now! Weasley has been a good boy and just spent time looking but the body language says it all!

The boys are supposed to get on and be friends  - we will see. 

Now, there were some winners to be announced.......

For the random number draw winner.....


Contact me Karin and I will send the prize

The two Design Team's Favorites are


Congratulations ladies!

We will be back in February.....if I survive the cats!

10 January 2021

Welcome to 2021

 Hello Peeps!

Happy 2021!

Here's hoping it is a lot better than last year, eh!

I hope your Christmas festivities went well and that

all are safe and relatively happy.

I will announce the winners for December next week

Life has been a  bit hectic here and I need another week to get organised. 

Remember, the Belle's take a month off at this time of the year to enjoy the summer (if in the southern part of the world) or just have a respite. We will be back in February.

Meanwhile, if you are interested in becoming a Belle for 2021, just email me with your details


See you next week!

28 December 2020

Merry Christmas and last chance for Challenge #107

  Challenge #107


with a TWIST of music

Hi all

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

For those of you who do not celebrate this time of year, 

I hope you had a great week!

You have five day's to enter this competition

At the end of this week we have a break for at least a month
and as it is supposed to be summer here, we will have time to recalculate the year 2020!

No new pieces of inspiration this week 
but I hope there had been lots of JOY and MUSIC  in your life this month!

Scroll down to enter........

21 December 2020

Midway through the month - Joy is the theme and we want music with it!

 Challenge #107


with a TWIST of music

I expect you are all paddling as frantically as me at the moment!

Anyway - keep safe, keep crafting and see you in a week

Merry Christmas!

Oh, here are some DT pieces to keep inspiring you....



You have two weeks left to go here and enter your piece(s)

14 December 2020

November's winners and Week 2 of the Challenge#107: Joy!

 Hello Peeps!

Second week into the new challenge and we are waiting to see what you can make for us!

My tree is up!

Summer has returned to us - just, and we can rejoice!

The winners of our November challenge are:

Random Number

DT Favorite

Congratulations ladies!

Val, send me an email for you prize please
Jackie - do you have the blinkie already?

The challenge for December is:

#107 JOY

with the TWIST of music!

Keti's Projects

The sentiment "vesele praznike" means "joyfull holidays".

A bookmark/tag
recycling again!

Let's see what you can come up with this week.