18 November 2018

Midway Through November's Challenge: #85 Bags, Parcels or Boxes?

Hello Peeps.

It is midway through the month and the new challenge #85 is producing some lovely work.

To remind you again:

 Boxes, Parcels or Bags - TWIST: recycle

The Random Draw prize is this:

To give you some more idea's scroll down and see the last two week's post or 
look at these:

The bags were $1 each in the $2 shop!

If you want to find out more about how they were put together....

We get lot's of visitors to Tasmania
Here is a new one:

Last night’s incredible sunset from Lauderdale beach with the ‘Ocean Monarch’ drilling platform in the bay thanks to Photography By Nikki Long

For the next three months, Tasmania will play host to a drilling platform that featured in the 1998 Hollywood blockbuster Armageddon, 
which starred Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler.

The Ocean Monarch, which has been drilling for gas in the Bass Strait off the east Gippsland coast, has been towed to Hobart for maintenance and minor repairs. The 107-metre-long, 21,000-tonne rig is at the entrance of Ralphs Bay in the River Derwent, where it will remain anchored for 12 weeks.


12 November 2018

October Winners in Week Two for Challenge#85

Week two means we are now officially only six weeks from Christmas! 

Quick - find something calming to look at!

How about this little fellow?
He is a Quoll.......a Spotted Quoll... about the size of a small cat

A beautiful close up of a Spotted-tail Quoll at Devils at Cradle

OK, now I have settled......

Here are the October winners!

Random Number winner: #13 Jennifer


DT Favorite(s)

Had to have two this month as we cold not separate them!


Congratulations to all. I will be in touch re blinkies and Jennifer, I think I have your snail mail but if you can send it anyway - thanks!

Remember, there is a challenge running in November  that will fit your schedules

 Boxes, Parcels or Bags - TWIST: recycle

Recycled gift box


Recycled Gift bag into pillow box

Ingenious work!

So, what are you going to do?

Remember please - NO STAMPS

You can scroll down to last week and enter there. 

05 November 2018

November Challenge #85 launched: Boxes, parcels or bags

 Boxes, Parcels or Bags - TWIST: recycle

Image result for Christmas parcels

How do you present your gifts these days at Christmas time? I have gone away from parcels to swing bags. You can purchased them cheaply at various places OR you can also recycle the ones you are given from various shops which advertise the name of the business to all and sundry as you walk home. 

The TWIST this month is to be thrifty and recycle something when making your box, bag or parcel.

The Random Draw prize is this:

The Design Team have outdone themselves again
Here is the first week's installments!

Recycled MinMax carrier bag with recycled Christmas card and Ribbon with bell

Cannot wait to see what you all produce!

Hopefully something you can use this Christmas!

Something to brighten up your creative week.....

On Saturday we had blue skies and 26 degrees but by Sunday.......

...it was down to 13 max! The wind came and went and so did the sun.......

This morning’s view of our mountain from the Hobart waterfront thanks to Leo.

22 October 2018

Last Week in October's Challenge#84

Hello Peeps

Just a quick reminder you have until midnight Friday to get your entry in for the October Challenge.

A reminder of the random number selection prize.

TWO new die sets

The Challenge#84  is to use

 Golden Glitter/Foil - twist:use only white and gold

I made another card for this week to inspire you

You can go to my blog to check out how I made it

Remember - NO STAMPS please

You can enter HERE

15 October 2018

Midway through October for Challenge#84

#84: Golden Glitter/Foil - use only white and gold

What a treat for you  this week - the DT have created a storm of beautiful work to inspire you for this current challenge......but before you see that, here are some Fairy Penguins to look at......

'Just hanging with the little fairy penguins at Low Head. These little fellas were so cute they were just waddling up and then they saw a predator and abandoned the lead to run for safety. These penguins are pretty funny not gonna lie. Waddle waddle.'


#84: October - Golden Glitter/Foiling
Twist - Only use white and gold

Two die sets

Here is the DT inspiration for you.....


You have two weeks left to complete this challenge!

08 October 2018

September Winners


Congratulations to our winners from September: after waiting two weeks with no entries, we eventually got to 11 magnificent entries:

Random Number Prize Draw

Image may contain: table, indoor and food

Our DT favorite is N0 3
Crafty Stamper

Remember, our latest challenge is

Challenge #84: Golden Glitter/Foil - twist use only white and gold

Now that / means and/or............as in Glitter (paper) and/or Foils........
.as long as white and gold is somehow involved!

Some DT inspiration for you


Foiled sentiment

Remember, you have until the end of the month to enter 

01 October 2018

Challenge #84: Golden Glitter/Foil - use only white and gold

Now that / means and/or............as in Glitter (paper) and/or Foils.........as long as gold is somehow involved!

So, in the craft world there are many new things and techniques arriving all the time lately, but there are also so many thing that are tried and true. Glitter and Glitter paper have been around for quite a while and there are many ways to use them. I remember my very first foray into the loose glitter - I was hooked from the beginning! Despite the fact that the craft room often resembled a fairy castle and I discovered the hard way that a spilled container of glitter does not want to return to the place from which it came!!!

So, when along came glimmer/glitter paper I was happy. I have a lot of it - particularly in silver for some reason. I then became quite a hermit and hoarder of this card, not using it often to 'save' it for something special. Nowadays I am a bit more capable of sharing this with others! Probably has something to do with the fact that it is more readily available in good quality now as well.

In addition, the various companies started to produced foiled papers..........like these

Then....I started to read about a machine called the TODO.....and I lusted for it but it was overseas and quite expensive. One glorious day, I realised that an Australian company called Couture Creations was marketing a machine called a Go Press and Foil! I fell in love all over again! Suddenly I could foil myself without using glue or similar and it was compatible with my Big Shot.  I told my hubby about it and waited hopefully.........sure enough, I got one for Christmas!!! Yes, sneaky....

An Anne Griffin card showcasing foiling

If you too have had this journey OR you have have travelled along some of the trails you can join in this challenge! You can use glitter, glimmer card/paper or foils or all of the above! You can make a card or a tag or a container, or off the page or a scrapbook page........just remember, the challenge is GOLD Glitter/Foil and the twist is only use white and gold.

Yes, there is a prize

Two New Die sets!

Today two members of the DT - Dale and myself - have created some work the demonstrates how much or how little glitter/foil you can use and still be meeting the challenge.....

There is glitter on the gold flower.........
and foiled paper......

So, hopefully we will gt your creative juices flowering and you can grab those glitters and papers in a flurry of artistic joy!

Enter your work through the Linky

24 September 2018

Last Week for Challenge#84: Buttons and Washi Tape twist....

Mmmmm - remind me not to used this challenge again.....not very popular. Not sure why either. Oh well, we roll with the punches here....just a reminder what it is about:

This month's prize

What is the challenge?

#83 Button Art 

plus washi tape for twist

Creating something using a button is quite simple 
You can have one or many.....
Any colour or mixed....
Any shape or size....

Susan made a card:

and this stunning card from 

I'm sure you can add to the challenge after seeing this!

Another glimpse of lovely Tasmania?

Yeah, sure......

Guide Falls, in north-west Tassie, thanks to Shaun Batten who says:

Plenty of water around the State at the moment 


17 September 2018

Can you believe it? No, neither can I......

....not one entry yet in the September challenge as I write this post. And there is a prize and everything!

What is the challenge?

#83 Button Art 

plus washi tape for twist

So what is stopping you all?

Creating something using a button is quite simple really
You can use it as a flower, or a flower centre; as a head of a character; as the body of a character; as an abstract decoration; as the button on a garment; as wheels on a vehicle......

You don't have to make a card but you certainly can make a card
The DT work for this week:

Susan made some Christmas Tags

Vicki made a card

How stinkin' cute is that!

What are you all waiting for?

10 September 2018

Winners Post for August and Button's Challenge!

Hello Peeps!

Hope you are all wonderful and thoroughly enjoying good crafting times! I had a crafting meeting with friends on Friday and came home very inspired. Talking about inspired, how does this beautiful photograph of the fence outside Government House and the view beyond seem to you? I think it would make a fabulous watercolour painting and has me almost inspired enough to get my paints out again!

This is looking southwards, down the river and over to Bellerive. Wonderful.

A magic view over Hobart and the River Derwent from Government House.

However, we need to concentrate on the purpose of the post!

Which is to announce the winner of the random number selection from last month's entries.....


Number 1: CraftyScot

Congratulations Donna!
Love those little thongs (flip flops)

The DT Favorite is

No 2: Cre-aartje

Congratulations to all!

September has started with no entries yet........
Here is the challenge

#83 Button Art plus washi tape for twist


Stamps, dies and EFolder

What is button art?
Just go to Pinterest and put in "Button Art" and you will know!!

You an use a few buttons or many buttons on your project
This lends itself to flowers, to mixed media fanatics and to anyone who likes to work outside the square....

How many of you have an amazing collection of buttons AND washi tape just sitting in their stash? 
Now it's a chance to lessen the load.....

Here are a few samples or work to get you started

Why not be the first to enter!