02 May 2016

May Day, May Day.......it is the start of a new Challenge: #57 Creative Upcycling

(Apologies for the late start - didn't schedule properly!)

Hello Peeps! Hope you have all had a grand start to the new week - and will continue to have a wonderful May. We have started our May with a great downpour of rain - and for a State where the dams were 12 per cent, our gardens are dying and the farmers were extremely worried about planting, that is a very good thing, believe me! 

Onward and upward I say!

We have had a great response to our April challenge, and look forward to seeing what you all come up with for this month..........remember, winner and DT favourite will be announced next week (how difficult will it be picking that!) so do tune in then for details, but meantime here is the May theme.

Creative Upcycling

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

There is a prize - with an extra surprise thrown in

Prize is a new, unused word die 
plus 4 metal girls with balloons (something I have had in my craft room for over a year now)

Your older item can be adorning the upcycled item or it can be the item!

We have had a few difficulties in the DT at the start of this month - some of you have noted that I have been out of action a bit due to a bad back plus the joy of nursing a hubby who has just had a new hip implanted. Other DT members are also having a bit of a journey, and between illness, moving house and holidays we only have one piece of inspiration to share this week, so enjoy that and come back next week to see what else we have come up with!


Small box (13 cm or about 5 inches tall) which did contain a bottle of Tassie whiskey- long gone!
A piece of hessian which was attached to a floral arrangement delivered here some time ago and which has sat on my desk waiting to be used.

Box covered with glue and then MegaFlake to disguise it's previous use, and used to contain some chocolates as a small thank you gift I needed.

The Mega Flakes have been in the drawer for over a year

So begins another challenge - remember, no stamps to be used please; refusal often offends!

Enter your piece at the inky thingy - thanks!


  1. Pretty creation and a wonderful challenge.

  2. Phew! Made it in time! Caught the final reminder post the other day, and was inspired to play along. I also had a wee browse though all the gorgeous creations the DT left us for inspiration throughout the month. Thanks for a fab challenge ladies! x


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