24 August 2015

Last week of Challenge #49: White on White

What an amazing collection of beautiful things people are making for this challenge - please remember though, NO STAMPS, even tiny ones as it is unpleasant to have to disqualify someone when their project is so beautiful and time and effort has gone into creating it. There are some beautiful items entered so far - but we are always looking for more!

I must say the Design Team have created some simply stunning things under this theme, and such a variety of things too - plenty to inspire you as you still have five days to get something made and entered in the challenge. 

Remember the theme is White on White
 and the twist is to introduce ONE other colour. 

Here is even more inspiration from the DT!

Such a personalised decoration for someone...

What can I say - I have a lot of dies.....

Jen Leeflang 

I suggest you go to Jen's blog as I think she might have a link to the tutorial to make these beautiful things!


Another elegant creation

The prize for the challenge

If you go 

you can leave your entry!
Remember, it closes at midnight on the 28th August, Aust. Standard Time

17 August 2015

Challenge#49: Midway

Hello Peeps!

Have we got some amazing inspiration for you for our current challenge! Remember, it is White on White, with a touch of one other colour. I can hardly believe some of the ways the DT have interpreted this challenge - working in paper and/or applying paper crafter techniques and working without using any stamps at all.

We swing from off-the-page items, jewelry and furnishing to lovely cards. 

There is a prize of course (random selection)
The widest lace is 14 cm approx

and we also have a DT Favourite announced each month

Look at these!

Quilled Orchid jewellery

and finally

and then there were two!

 Zentangling with gold pens on paper mache deer

There must be something in all this inspiration over the last three posts that inspire you and urge you to get involved? 
If you are feeling that creative urge, get going to the workshop/space and give in to it!

Then go 

and upload your work to show us what you have done!
Happy Crafting!

10 August 2015

Time for the July Winner!

Welcome to week two of the August Challenge - White on white! 
The twist is to add ONE colour
It is a bit appropriate as it turns out!

You may or may not be aware that the weather predictions were correct and we have had a big dump of snow in Hobart in the last week, down to sea level. Not as bad as 1986, but nearly! We get very excited about snow because it is a fairly rare event, and to get it to sea level is just amazing! However, as I am writing this up it is a sun shiny and blue day and warmer temps all round but the snow is lingering on the hills.

OK now about the challenge - for this challenge we have a prize:

A packet of lace

So July - we had some amazing entries for this challenge; such interesting takes of the theme

Who won in July?  Well, it was

No 5 - My Specialist

This is apparently a Moo!

Congratulations Zoe! Prize on its way!

The DT Favourite was 

No 6 - Sindu

This is an aarathi plate or beautifully quilled garden

Congratulations Sindu!

In other news we have a new team member:

I'm Berina. I'm from India, currently living in Park Ridge, New Jersey with my husband and 20 month old daughter. I've been crafting in some way or other, right from my childhood. I used to make simple greeting cards for my family, learnt to make both fabric as well as paper flowers, tried my hand at embroidery, learnt to crochet and made some jewelry. I started blogging only a few years ago and that is when I came to know about the awesome world of paper crafting and blogging. From then on, there's no stopping. I like to experiment new styles and techniques. I love to learn new stuff and get creative. I create CAS cards as well as layered cards and everything in between. I love the simplicity of the CAS cards and the beauty of cards with layers and lots of embellishments. Like most of us, I find crafting to be really a stress buster.

Welcome Berina and we cannot wait to see some more examples of your beautiful work

More news......last month I promised if we got to 300 followers I would offer a prize 

Well, we are there!
Winner of the random draw from the last 10 followers to join, once we had got to 300 is......

Lucyna Marynowska!

Congratulations Lucyna - prize is on it's way

Thanks to all of our followers, and welcome also to our newest followers - I hope you enjoy our little blog and our challenges!

Do you want some more inspiration for the challenge?
What about these?

Jen Leeflang


Why not go to the Design Team blogs and leave some love!
Be inspired and then create!
Remember, you can go 

to enter - and you have to be in it to win it!

03 August 2015

Challenge#49: White on White

The TWIST for August is to add just one other colour!

The Prize is

A packet of lace!

Your project (it does not have to be a card) will be predominantly white and there can be a touch of one other colour added to it if you are also doing the TWIST.

It is winter here (well, perhaps not officially now but it still feels very much like it!) and the predictions for today is for lots of snow, down to the city - which is like saying down to sea level nearly. The last time we had snow in the city, schools were closed and people could not travel to work. It was nearly 30 years ago. This will be interesting!!

However, meanwhile there has been lots of beautiful whiteness on the mountain 

However, down near the river edge.....

This one below was in the river near the docks Saturday

Yes, dolphins.....

This was taken in one of the beach suburbs on Friday
photos by Greg Faull

I do love my home state - so many different moods and views.....

On with the challenge!

What has the DT come up with you ask?

      White plus silver mat.

 White and Gold Mixed Media Canvas


Isn't the DT amazing!
Now, over to you!

Remember, the winner's for July will be announced next week, so we will see you back then with some more news and inspiration. In the meantime, see what you can create - over to you!

NO Stamps please

Link up your entries below