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........



Susan


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!




 




05 April 2021

April - Challenge#110:Animal Fun TWIST layer it up!

 


Hello Peeps!

Happy Easter for all those who follow this path!
For those who just like the chocolate, Happy Easter!

Can you believe it is April already?

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 harts content!

Just Remember please: NO STAMPS!


Dale is holding the fort here (again)

LOVE her cute cat!


You can scrap a page, make a card, do a journal page, a piece of multi-media or
 a three dimensional piece. Just try and stick to the theme (Animals) and maybe have a go at the
TWIST -  Layers
to be in the chance to win the prize of 

$15 Aust
paid to your Paypal account or as a Gift Voucher
(Amazon are being dodgy lately so prefer not to use them)



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

22 March 2021

Challenge#109: theme LOCKDOWN! TWIST to scrap or use scraps

 Last week for the challenge and we hear that parts of Europe have gone into a 4th lockdown. Chin up everyone! Keep safe, stay inside and get the jab when you can.

We have some lovely entries but many do not match the theme and/or the twist.......I have let people know where there is a problem but please read the instructions and theme before entering any of the challenges, whoever is running them. I know I have been caught out at times too.


Challenge#109: LOCKDOWN! 

with a TWIST of Scrap It!

This seems to have stumped a few of you. 
Remember, you can use a scrap page or you can make a journal page or a card
  as long as the theme is "Lockdown"
Perhaps your card is to send to someone still in Lockdown to see how they are going?
Or you can create something that reflects how you are travelling during Lockdown ( or travelled, if you are out like we are)

The TWIST is easy - with scrap (or journal) it or use scraps!


We have nothing to show for inspiration today - perhaps tomorrow

I have an assignment and a sick man to look after so time is short


Cheers, 


15 March 2021

Midway through Challenge#109: Lockdown!

 Hello Peeps - hope all is coming together and you are planning or have had your jab!


We look like having outs in April or even the end of this month.

It is halfway through the month of March and so you have two weeks left to complete something for this challenge

Challenge#109: Lockdown

TWIST -Scrap it (or use scraps)


The Design Team have taken a different look at this challenge this week......


 




You need to go to their blogs to read all about it!

See you soon!


08 March 2021

Winners from February, plus Challenge#109: LOCKDOWN! with a TWIST of Scrap It

Hello Peeps!

Welcome to week two of the March Challenge....

Challenge#109: LOCKDOWN! 

with a TWIST of Scrap It!

This seems to have stumped a few of you. 
Remember, you can use a scrap page or you can make a journal page or a card
  as long as the theme is "Lockdown"
Perhaps your card is to send to someone still in Lockdown to see how they are going?
Or you can create something that reflects how you are travelling during Lockdown ( or travelled, if you are out like we are)

The TWIST is easy - with scrap (or journal) it or use scraps!

Now, the winners of February - we has some lovely entries and so have several DT Favorites

There is only one random number draw though



What a great way to use up ribbons!

Now, the DT Favorites
in no particular order









Congratulations all. 
Margreet - can you email me please
suhoganatgmaildotcom

If you would like blinkies to put on your blog, shoot me through a request


Now, this week's inspiration comes from my (much neglected) art journal and was done in April last year as part of my Wanderlust course in journalling, which I still have to complete. 
It is not very good but it expressed my feelings at the time.....

Susan

It is a double page spread of ink, paint and collage

That is not a self portrait. You can let your hair down and just enjoy the experience of doing it without seeking perfection when you journal as it is not going to been seen by many and is not going to anyone.

(This is her 3rd EVER scrap page! Excellent work Keti!)


Let us see what you can do.....

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



Dale


What did you do in 2020?


PLEASE NOTE: THE THEME FOR THE MONTH IS 

LOCKDOWN!

The TWIST is to scrap it or scraps

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!


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