19 August 2019

Week Three of Challenge #92

Hello everyone. Hope you are all ripe and dandy and the chills or heat waves haven't worn you down too much! We are mid-way through our August challenge #92:

Tea in the Garden

with the TWIST of using some watercolouring somewhere.......

perhaps on the flowers?

As usual there is a prize for the random number drawn

$15AU Gift Voucher

The Design Team have again created some fabulous stuff to inspire your work

Hope you like the challenge and look forward to seeing some work entered
Remember, you can miss the TWIST to enter

It is your own interpretation of the theme:
if you can justify it, mention that in your blog as well. 

12 August 2019

July's winner and August's Challenge!

Hello Peeps - 

Brrr - we have been hit with the coldest weather so far this week
A deep one sweeping up from Antarctica and causing snow on the mainland
However, not a lot of snow around here - just wet and windy and COLD

In saying that, it is about 8 degrees today so not the cold some of you get.....

On with business.

The July Random Number winner is

Congratulations Tina!
I love the sunshiny colours and the freedom of this

The Design Team Favorites this month are (in no particular order)

These are stunning and there is a fabulous tutorial there too 

Congratulations to you both

Our August challenge is 

#92: Tea in the Garden

and the TWIST is use some watercolouring somewhere.......

The twist is not needed for entry but it can help when the DT are looking to select a favorite!

Same prize as usual
Random Number Draw
$15AU Gift Voucher

The Design Team have some more inspirational work to share

let's see how you fared with this challenge - it seems to be holding some people up!

You have three weeks left to get an entry in

05 August 2019

August and a new challenge:#92 Tea in the Garden TWIST Watercolouring

Hello Peeps - hope the summer is not too hot for you although I know some days have been a bit warm!!!!

The newest challenge is 

Tea in the Garden

and the TWIST is use some watercolouring somewhere.......

I know it is hard to get flowers without stamping them but I am sure we can come up with something! Maybe you can paint some into a background? Or perhaps stencil in some now you have found those stencils......

...I know that teapots and cups are pretty on-trend at the moment and when I looked
into my stash I found several dies that might be useful.....

The twist is not needed for entry but it can help when the DT are looking to select a favorite.

Same prize as usual
Random Number Draw
$15AU Gift Voucher

The Design Team have created such a treat for you
Here are the one's for the first week of the challenge

The watercolour paint is on the yellow floral paper.

How is that?

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

22 July 2019

Stencil Play and Sprays - part 4

Hello Peeps -hope all is well in your worlds. 

The current challenge for July is still running....

Stunning Stencil Play

with a TWIST of using some sprays

There is a prize
$15 au Gift Voucher

The Design Team have created some amazing cards for your delight and inspiration!


Let's see what you can create - you have five days to get an entry in to win prize!

Rainbow Cloud' spotted over Hobart this week 
This rare phenomenon is known as 'Cloud Iridescence' and happens when sunlight passes through thin, high clouds made of tiny water droplets.

15 July 2019

Midway through July - Challenge#91: Stunning Stencil Play

Hello Peeps!

This months challenge is.......

#91: Stunning Stencil Play

This month, the TWIST is to try and use spays in your work 

Remember - you don't have to do the TWIST to enter BUT NO STAMPS please. 

$15 au Gift Voucher

The Design Team have done it again - created some gorgeous and amazing bits for you to be inspired by!

While we have two cards and a scrap page, remember you can do anything creative with paper. 

You have two weeks to enter. 
Just scroll below and find the linky at the beginning of July. 

08 July 2019

June Winners and July's Challenge#92

Hello Peeps - welcome to Week Two of the July challenge and to the announcement of the winners for June. Without further ado - here they are:

Random Number winner for June was

DT Favorite this month was 

Congratulations to the two winners. 

Remember, the July challenge is

Challenge #91: Stunning Stencil Play

the TWIST is to try and use spays in your work 

$15 au Gift Voucher

If you look at last week there is a lot of ways you can approach this challenge. 

The Design Team have shaken those tail feathers and had a go too

There you are. What are you making?

See you soon!

Here is another beautiful place in Tasmania

A magical view from Bridal Veil Falls thanks to Constance who says:

"Spent the day hiding behind waterfalls." 

Bridal Veil Falls is a picturesque 2.5 hour walk from Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania at Moina

01 July 2019

July Challenge #91: Stunning Stencil Play

This month, the TWIST is to try and use spays in your work 

Stunning Stencil Play

What does this entail, I hear you ask?

Related image

I am sure many of you have stencils hidden away somewhere but if you really don't have any, lots of things can be used instead as a stencil.

die cuts
children's toy shapes
wooden words and shapes
negatives from dies and punches

I have so many stencils that go back to the old ruler from school with the letters of the alphabet and numbers on it, through which you could trace out words and make headings on your project books.
I have old metal ones - they can also now be used with the Big Shot for embossing!
I have old plastic ones containing so many images on an A4 0r A5 sheet - based around theme such as Animals or the Sea.
I also have a lot of new ones purchased when I first came into contact with mixed media work and started to play with paints and inks.

There are so many excellent YouTubes out there on using a stencil in your work 
- just go to YouTube and enter Using Stencils

Pinterest.....oh boy!

Using a tree stencil, spray ink colors over top - love this color combination.

What can you not do with Tim Holtz and Stencils and Sprays .......
and Tim is not the only one!

So - let's get going and see what we can make!

The Design Team have some inspiration to get you started. 


Experimental Journal page

Remember, you are not restricted to a card in this challenge!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

24 June 2019

Stained Glass Technique

Hi Everyone!

Last week for the June challenge

Stained Glass Techniques using Dies 
 TWIST Use some Glitter
(yes, it get's everywhere - we know)

Random Number Draw prize:
$15 Aus at shop of your choice or through PayPal.

This week the Design Team all had a similar idea and 
all implemented it in a different way!

Three different techniques to make a Stained Glass background!

Visit our blogs to see how we went about it!

You have five days left enter!

17 June 2019

Stained Glass and Glitter - what a combo!

Hi Peeps!

What a lovely start to this week we have had - blue skies,sunshine and Dark Mofo!
What's not to like, especially after an earlier cold break with snow!

Here is a view from the top of the mountain of Hobart.....

My bay is the one on the right hand side edge - you can see some fuel containers on this side of the river - we are on the other side and see them too!
A beautiful view from one of the lookouts on the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington thanks to Mawson Sheepskin & Opals who says:
Snow! It’s getting frosty in Tassie up at kunanyi/Mt Wellington!

It's the middle way of our current challenge

Stained Glass Techniques using Dies 
 TWIST Use some Glitter
(yes, it get's everywhere - we know)

Random Number Draw prize:
$15 Aus at shop of your choice or through PayPal.

Some amazing inspiration for you this week

Please fo to the Design Team crafters and leave them some love so that they know you have visited.

You have two weeks to enter!

10 June 2019

Happy Birthday Mrs Queen.

It has been a wee bit cold here lately and some snow fell on the mountains

Walking through a magical scene on kunanyi/Mt Wellington thanks to Grace Wherrett.

Thinking warmer thoughts, apparently this weekend is the official birthday - as apposed to the actual birthday - of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. As such, we in Tasmania are enjoying a long-weekend. Apparently we are not a Republic yet; who knew!  I will take a day off (well, it would be better if I was at work and got a day off; when every day is a day off, it doesn't feel the same) anytime.

Maybe some day soon this long weekend can be to celebrate us becoming a Republic! Not that I have anything against the Queen of Britain -she is a trojan, that is for sure. But she is not my Queen. It is all very strange........

Anyway, Happy Birthday Queenie......

Hope the Trooping of the Colours went well. 

Today is also the beginning of the second week of our latest challenge

Stained Glass Techniques using Dies 
 TWIST Use some Glitter

Random Number Draw prize:
$15 Aus at shop of your choice or through PayPal.

Oh yes, I forgot.....we are announcing the winner's of the May Challenge too........

Random Number winner for May

Random Number draw:  13 Carol Gill

Congratulations Carol, I did send you an email - but can you contact me please

The DT Favorites for this week  are:

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Congratulations to both.

There are two more pieces of inspiration to get you going - don't forget to visit the DT and let them know you appreciate their work.

How is that for stunning?

Happy Crafting!