23 November 2015

Last week for our current challenge, Anything Goes.........

....except for using stamps of course!

Some of our entrants are not aware of the one major rule for this challenge which is to 


in your work

Please do not enter your work if you have used a stamp as it is not pleasant to have to tell people that their lovely creation is not eligible. It makes some people a bit prickly and that makes me unhappy as well. Not as prickly as this little fella though!

Photo's taken by Greg Faull last week on Bruny Island

The Australian Echidna - very cute!

Now, there are a lot of entries in this months challenge: Anything Goes, with a TWIST of using Flowers!

It just goes to show that it can be done - creating a paper project with no stamps involved. 

Don't get me  wrong - I have a pile of stamps - but sometimes not using them is a better challenge than reaching for one straight away. It allows us to play with our paints and pastes and things as well, and to use stuff from the stash in different ways. I love it and I hope you do too.

Well, the good news is that there are five more days to go until Friday and the close of November's challenge - the winner (chosen by random number) will get this sent to them!

There is also a DT Favourite chosen - usually only one, but this month we have so many entries we may increase that number. The winner's of this do not get a prize beyond the recognition of the team and the honour and glory.

So, no more excuses!

If you still need some inspiration the team have a few things to show you!

There you have it - 
Enter you work 

 by scanning to the bottom of the post and entering at the link there. 

16 November 2015

Midway in the November Challenge #52

Hello Peeps - what a week we have had indeed. My thoughts and concerns are with our friends of all nations in Paris at at the moment - be brave France. W stand with you across the world.

Flowers and candles are left on the pavement near the scene of yesterday's Bataclan Theatre terrorist attack.

The one Australian who was injured was a 19 yo girl from Tasmania
She will survive but is injured in body and spirit
Brings it very close to home for us

For those of us not in Europe, I hope your Christmas (and Thanksgiving) preparations are well in hand, and that life is full of only good stress at the moment! I know I am knee deep in Christmas cards and my work space looks terrible but it will all come good soon, fingers crossed!

We have some new inspiration to get you going for this Challenge this month

Anything Goes
TWIST: use a flower or flowers

and this one which was sent to me a few months ago by a friend and I thought I would show you how simple a card with a photo can be............so pretty with the poppies......

You can enter by going 

and scanning to the bottom of the post to the link


09 November 2015

October's Winners - and Challenge #52

Well Peeps, October's challenge was a bit of a challenge for some and not at all for others! 

Time to announce the 

Challenge #51
 the SUN - rising or setting, but always with 
twist of GOLD! GOLD! GOLD!

 with a prize of this embossing folder

Random Draw for October's prize

A sea themed trinket box with real shells!

DT Favorite for October
Look at the amazing whale enjoying life!

Annie's blog address has changed since then and now she can be found at 

Congratulations to both - both are amazing talented crafters!

Now, on with
Challenge #52

Anything Goes!

Twist: use flowers

This month we have no Guest Designer but we do have some more inspiration from the amazing Design Teem girls!

Please go to their blogs and leave some love!


So, that's it

Time for you to now go off to that craft cave of yours and have a go at creation a wonderful project that has  NO STAMPS on it and is full of flowers and creativity!

Enter it by clicking and scrolling to the Inky Link 

02 November 2015

Wow, November already? Bring on Challenge#52!

Can you believe how fast this year has flown? November and we are knee deep in  Spring in the southern climes and knee deep in leaves up there in the northern half of the globe, I expect.

Not a lot of people entered the challenge last time - perhaps this month will see an increase in the number of people willing to make a project without using a stamp!

Novembers Challenge #52

Anything Goes!

Twist: use flowers

I am offering this die as a prize (random draw)

Don't forget in addition we also select our DT Favourites and while there is no prize for this, there is certainly honour and glory to be obtained!

Please Remember - NO STAMPS

Wondering what to make? 
Think of what November is about......

Remembrance  Day
Di Wali
Melbourne Cup 
Thanks Giving

Has this helped? 

The DT have created some interesting inspiration for you to get you started

Jen Leeflang
(poppies for Remembrance Day)  

for Remembrance Day

Let us see what you can create now