27 February 2017

Final Week for Anything Goes - Except Stamping!

Just a reminder that we do not have any stamps in this challenge - not digital stamps - precoloured or not - or rubber or clear stamps. We have nothing against stamps (I in fact have piles and piles of them) but for this particular challenge they are not to be used.

Meanwhile, while you are cogitating about how to make something with stamps, here is something to make you smile.

This photo was taken on board the Lady Nelson in the Derwent River area a few weeks ago. 
How is that for a stunning shot!

Love my Island home.

Back to the Challenge

Anything Goes!
(except you cannot use stamps - that goes without saying)

There is a TWIST of course - anyway have one!

Use something new.......

That can be a new piece of stash, a new tool, a new technique.......


New (unopened) magazine with free gifts

Here is some more inspiration from the team

New wooden filigree cut heart

To enter the challenge you can go to 

and scroll down to find the Inlinkz to enter the current challenge

20 February 2017

Wow, week 3 already!

Firstly - I have been really spoiled for beautiful photos of my lovely home lately but if you want to see what it looks like, take yourself off to see the film LION which is partly set here. The lad the story is about was bought up here and while I don't personally know his family, they live locally and are friends of friends. It was intriguing for us to see my state pictured in the film and guess where the shots were taken from. It was filmed here last year and we had a grand red carpet opening of the film with all the stars back here to go to it  a few months ago - in the same theatre where I saw the film last week.

Meanwhile this is a photo of the Western Arthur's by Charles Chadwick

I confess I have not walked in this area and am probably never going to now but it is not unique in its wild beauty and I have been to places that match it. I don't know if Saroo has been here either......

Better get on with our challenge.....

As challenges go this is a big one for us! We are already over 30 entries with two weeks to go - it seems to me that crafters out there are finding that it is not that hard to make something without a stamp after all! Especially when the theme is

with a TWIST of Use Something New

Random Number draw
Announced in March

I know you love to see what the Design Team have come up with and so here are a few more things to get the creative juices flowing and the thoughts flooding through your frontal lobe!

new die


                                                           New fold (for me) for the Newly weds!!

new die

Well my lovelies - that is all except you can go HERE and then scroll down to the first post for February and the linky to enter.

13 February 2017

Week Two of our February Challenge #65: Anything Goes

....except please don't use stamps. Remember, we re a non-stamping paper crafting challenge blog.

With that out of the way, here is something to take your mind off the previous statement.......

While most of the rest of Australia has been sweltering under a heat wave and temps over 40 degrees, we herein Tasmania have enjoyed a windy but sunny 20+ degrees over our long week-end. 
The photo (taken by Greg Faull) shows a local area beach with Betsy Island in the background and the small navigation light on some rocks between it and the shore. 

Now, normally here we would have some wonderful Guest Designers and announce our winners in the second week but due to the fact that we had January off, there are not winners from last month; and due to my poor organisation I have not GD's for you either.

However, if you would like to be a GD for us of even join our team as a full-time member of the design Team, please send me a message via the comments and I will contact you.

This month the challenge #65 is 

ANYTHING GOES (except stamping)
with a TWIST of use something new

We already have lots of fabulous entries

You could win this magazine with die, embossing folder and stamps included on random draw:

or you could be named the 

DT Favourite!
(Only honour and glory associated with this one)

I do have something to inspire you

It seems I am on a roll with boxes this month and here is another one
I used a new die from Stampin' Up to create this gorgeous little box and a Marianne die for the top
I have a candle inside it at the moment but it would take lots of chocolate too or a silk scarf!

This one is obviously for Valentines Day
You can see more about making it 

To enter the challenge you can go to 

and scroll down to find the Inlinkz to enter the current challenge

06 February 2017

Welcome to 2017: first challenge #65 Anything Goes!

The TWIST for this challenge is to use something new (for the new year!)

Standing on the top of the world! This magnificent vantage point, looking out on the jagged spires of Cradle Mountain, is Hanson's Peak. One of many day walks in this rugged piece of World Heritage listed wilderness, the climb to Hanson's Peak is quite steep but can be easily completed as a 3.5 hour return walk. You may want to budget for an extra hour or so though, as there are plenty of spots to stop along the way to snap photos and take in the views of towering peaks, glacial lakes and Tassie's unique alpine vegetation.

On to the challenge - which for the first one is 

Anything Goes!

(except you cannot use stamps - that goes without saying)

There is a TWIST of course - anyway have one!

Use something new.......

That can be a new piece of stash, a new tool, a new technique.......


New (unopened) magazine with free gifts

The Design Team have not give up on me yet - not sure why - and have started the year with a bang! Here is some inspiration to get you going.......

Using a new embossing folder and cog dies.


The card and envelope are new and the image was printed specially for this card


For a newly wedded couple for their new life

Upcycled box with an embellishment made using a new technique and involving new stencils. 

You have a month to come up with something that does not involve stamps - and it can be a card,a 3D item, something upcycled or a scrap page. Whatever your creative imagination produces. We are waiting to drool over your cleverness!