13 April 2015

Winner's are Grinners, they say!

I wonder who comes up with these sayings? Who is this ubiquitous 'they', I wonder again? Anywhooo, I hope our winner for the March Challenge is grinning, and that the DT Favourite is too!


DT Favourite

Congratulations to you both - if you haven't done so, please check your email for one from me re these awards. 


Did you notice that we had a new DT member? I slipped up and added her great work to the first post instead of this one before I had announced her becoming a member of our team, and so I will repost her work - how great for display in a nursery or at a Baby Shower. So cute and so imaginative!

So, who is Lou Lou?

I live in Bonny Scotland and have been crafting for as long as I can remember.  I love creating mixed media pieces, I especially like to create my own papers with inks, paints and stencils.  I can’t draw and love working with silhouettes.  I am always looking for new ideas and techniques to keep my creations fresh.  

Now, onto our latest challenge!

Challenge #46
This month our theme is 


You can create a baby project of some kind or use the phrase to suit!
Easter babies, animal babies, human babies........

The TWIST is to make your project fairly non-traditional for babies...

The Prize for April 
(reminder- the glue is not included -just to indicate size)

We have some more inspiration also to share with you - to inspire you to enter our challenge!
With all the lovely new dies on the market and new techniques, not using stamps to create is easier than ever now, so there really is no excuse not to join in the fun!

(non traditional because the palette is dark blue and white rather than a pastel blue)

I made a vintage-style card to celebrate a new "fur baby" ...  adopting a pet can be a real life-changing experience, as I well know!

So true!

I hope you are now truly inspired and will rush to the craft cave and begin to create!
You can enter  your project 


  1. Oh wow, thank you all again! Susan, I haven't received an email from you yet, but I'm sure we'll be in touch soon. Love the DT pieces in this post, especially "I left the baby on the bus" :)

  2. Congratulations to the winner and favourite! Wow, what stunning projects! Well deserved! I'm fairly new here, so I was trying to see the "incorporate flight" twist on the DT Favourite but I've completely missed it. Lovely card, with one of my favourite scriptures.

    I enjoyed looking at your DT projects for the latest challenge! Great theme!

    1. I am glad you are playing along with us KT. I think the flight in Joy's card is the flight of the heart perhaps....or there is a hint of a butterfly under the sentiment also. We encourage everyone to challenge themselves with the twist each month - what is a challenge without extending yourself in some way. The DT overwhelmingly voted for Joy's card - although there were four other people who were in the mix for DT voting. We try and do it as democratically as possible within the team. We hope you will enjoy challenging yourself with the latest theme and with the twist as well, and enter again this month!

  3. Great projects ladies. Had a laugh at yours Susan. Every new parent needs a survival kit, to be sure.

  4. Thank you so much for choosing my Rejoice Card as one of your DT favorites!
    I'm so thrilled to have discovered your blog!
    Congrats, Zoe, on your win as well!

    Have a lovely month everyone! :-)

    Create With Joy


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