09 May 2016

Happy Mother's Day for Sunday!

Hope you all had a lovely time celebrating Mother's Day
We have a family tradition now (built up over several years) of going to the soccer to watch the Grandddaughter(s) play - and we take food and champers along!
Why not drink while you endure the cold and watch the game?

Yes, autumn has finally been subdued a little and it is getting colder. 

In fact, it snowed here in Hobart, Tasmania, last week - just a light dusting on the mountain. This amazing photo was taken of the old brewery (Cascades) in the foothills. Actually, the stone work is just a facade as the original was burned down in 1967 during disastrous bush fires. You can still see the remnants of the fire damage in the dead trees behind the buildings on the mostly left side of the mountain. They look like thin white sticks. Fifty years ago and still standing, dead.

Another interesting fact. 
My grandfather worked at the Brewery in the 1920 - he was Chief Maltster. 
Always said stout was made from the sweepings off the brewery floor.......

I suppose we need to talk about our April Challenge this week - we had a fantastic response to the challenge so assume you all like Fauna and Flora!!

This is the prize

Our April winner is

(As Steffi uses Flicker I cannot get a copy of her card here; you will need
to go to her site to see it)

Congratulations Steffi

As there are over 30 entries this month, we are going to have 3 DT Favorites: they are

Congratulations too, to you three crafty ladies.

Don't forget this months challenge either

Creative Upcycling

TWIST use something you have had in your craft room for a year or more

Yes, there is a prize also

As well, there is some amazing inspiration from the DT!
How clever are these ideas?

Everything except the photo is over a year old (especially Mum and I)

Jen Leeflang
The organza dress on my card is made from an organza gift bag that is a good few years old.  


Mini album made from empty toilet rolls/tubes

So, what are you going to recycle/upcycle?

Enter your work - by scrolling down to the linky  -

Don't forget our rule - no digital or rubber stamping please.


  1. congratulations to the winners and fab projects DT

    gr karin

  2. It is such an honor to be one of your Top Picks! I'm delighted you enjoyed my card. :o) Congratulations to everyone... your work is lovely. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  3. Sounds like that stout would put hairs on your chest Susan. Gorgeous image.
    Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.


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