12 September 2016

Dam, the Winner's Post for August

Hello Peeps! I hope you are all having a great life and that the change of season is dealing well with you all! Today is the day we announce the winners from our contest last month, and we are so pleased with the entry number! Thank you for participating and putting your wonderful work into the challenge for us to admire and learn how to make. Now I don't want you to think I was swearing (or misspelling a word!) but I deliberately used the word 'dam' in my heading as I wanted to show you two photographs of a dam!

These two shots are from one of the Hydro Dams in the state of Tasmania - one taken in daylight and one in darkness. There are some incredible photographers out there in our land and I am so please they share their work so I can share it with you!

Anyone struggle with vertigo… what an incredible image above Gordon Dam thanks to Andrew Keanefrom Mad Keane Photography

Gordan Dam by Jason from Tassiegrammer who says: “Dare To Dream - I have a big thank you to say to Pedder Wilderness Lodge for the incredible hospitality they have shown me over the past couple of weeks while I have explored the South West Wilderness region of Tasmania to try and make some visions for images come to life, like here at Gordon Dam.”

Same dam - two different versions and angles. What about that night sky! Must have been a slow shutter speed shot 
I sound like I might know what I am talking about but I really don't. 

On with the show!
Last month we asked people to make

#60 for August - Anything BUT a card

and the  twist was to teach us how to make it!

The random number winner was

We had a younger member of the crafting fraternity join us last month and she made such a great job of her work, we decided to give her an encouragement award

Congratulations Ladies!

In addition we are giving two DT Favourites this month


Congratulations to you both and to all the other entrants, as it was a hard pick this month.

Hopefully we shall have just as hard a job this month with our new challenge

#61: Changing Seasons with a Twist of make it Masculine

Yes, there is a prize!

As usual we have inspiration for you and this month we also have another Guest Designer - one who I am sure you will all recognise as a gifted crafter.

Hello I'm ValeryAnne but better known in blogland as Mrs A.  Iv'e crafted for as long as I can remember and have tried my hand at most forms of art and crafting.  Mixed media is my passion and I love to play with odds of cardboard and paper and see what I can make from them.  I'm fascinated by the art of Origami and Iris folding and this is what I have made for my card to show you today.  (I'm slowly making my way through 460 Iris  folded cards to make by Maruscha Gaasenbeek & Tine Beauveser. ) I live in Hampshire, England with my long suffering husband who knows to run anything he is about to throw in the bin past me first.!!

The Design Team have a few new things too to show you - 

Christening for Grandson

 Based on a joke from the USA Midwest: There are 2 seasons, winter and road work!

Using a card topper from Crafty Bob!

Hope this inspires you to gt making for a seasonal card with a masculine flavour!

You can enter it 

by scrolling down to the linky.
Remember, no stamps please.


  1. Thanks so much for picking my creation!


  2. Breathtaking photos, I have had a vertigo seeing them! Amazing!!!
    Thanks so much for the shout-out for my niece Aurora, she will be thrilled when I will say it to her! :D
    Congrats to the winner and to the others ladies and I'm so happy to see Mrs A here, with her fantastic iris folding card!! Stunning work, this fish looks amazing and love the colours and the papers!

  3. congratulations to the winners.

    gr karin

  4. Fabulous projects. I like iris folding too Mrs A. Great to be reminded of it. Congrats to last month's winners.
    Susan, my boys and I watch a show called The Recruit. The participants in it had to abseil down this dam in one of the first episodes. Looked daunting.

  5. Wonderful photos of the dam, great country you are living in! And a fantastic challenge as usual!

  6. Congratulations to the winner, and thank you for the DT mention :)


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. The Design Team really appreciate it. Have fun with the challenge.