27 November 2017

Two Brave Souls!

Congratulations to our two brave entrants so far. Thank you for taking the time to enter as well. It is nice knowing we are being read! Still a week to go so hopefully we will get some more crafters having a go at this challenge.

I know that many of you don't enter because we don't use stamps - but I use stamps lots of time and own thousands  (well, probably hundreds) of sets - some even still uninked! I just don't use them all the time. I also have a huge file of digitals on my computer. Again, I just don't use them all the time.

Forcing yourself to think about how you can make something without stamping extends your skill levels and broadens your mind! I often look at photographs of work using a stamp and mentally substitute a die cut for the sentiment, or a sticker, or handwriting - and there is a piece of craft without stamping!

I also like to repurpose good stuff like lovely images I find. So using them instead of a stamped image is so satisfying. One element I often use is a wine label off a bottle and now my friends save me unusual labels of their bottles!

Enough badgering......what about this little critter!

A baby wombat!
Don't you just want to tickle that little belly!
Divine baby Iris - Isn't she just THE MOST gorgeous baby wombat you've ever seen?

Must admit we do say that about all the baby wombats that come in to Kate Mooneys care on Flinders Island... but guess what - its true! 


Remember the challenge?

 It's all about the cake...
TWIST use mainly the primary colours 


This is the random number prize - an embossing folder

Another inspiration? Sure

A tag for the present!

See you soon!!!

Remember to scroll down for the link.

20 November 2017

OK, this is obviously too hard for you all.....

...not even one entry when I started to write this post. I cannot understand why this should be difficult but I will attempt to make it easier......

The challenge is :

 It's all about the cake...

Then, there is a twist......

 The TWIST is to use mainly the primary colours 

In paint pigments, pure Yellow, pure Red, and pure Blue are theoretically the only hues that can't be created by mixing any other colors. Printer inks and web primaries are called Yellow, Magenta and Cyan.

When presenting a design or an idea your choice of colours is very important. Many surveys have been carried out on the general public to find out what people like. The findings suggest that very young children like bright, vibrant colours (reds, yellows and oranges etc...) whilst older people like more gentle or sophisticated colours and tones such as shades of blue. It is very important for a designer to understand the way colours are put together/created as this may help in the selection of the right colour scheme for a particular age group.
Primary Colours - These are colours that cannot be created through the mixing of other colours. 
They are colours in their own right. 
The three primary colours are RED - YELLOW - BLUE

Primary colors are everywhere when we take the time to notice. 

Primary colors cannot be mixed from other colors. They are the source of all other colors. Secondary colors are mixed from two primary colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel. The secondary colors are orange, green and violet. 

You can use the three colours (or variants of them) 

What is hard about that?

Come on Peeps - you can rise to this challenge.... and there is a great prize

This is the random number prize - an embossing folder

Now, what about some more inspiration for you all?

Small cupcake gift card

Now, let's see what you can come up with!

You can scroll down to find the linky.......

13 November 2017

Who won the Prize this time?

Yes, it's the time to tell you who the winner of the random number prize is for last month and to reveal the winner of the DT Favorite - but in reality they are all our favorites you know. It is so hard to choose some times. Before then, here is another of those pretty sunrises for you. Notice it is in the primary colours that nature is at its best.

A pretty pink sunrise had the sky and the river blushing near Evandale. What a stunning morning!

For more info, see:
Image: instagram.com/simontoogood

Random Number winner is 7 Vinita Jane - for Diwali

DT Favorite

No 11: Judy

Congratulations Ladies - I will be in touch!!

Remember, our current challenge is now running for November and it is:

 It's all about the cake...
TWIST use mainly the primary colours 


This is the random number prize - an embossing folder

Some inspiration? Yep - what about these?


Now it is all up to you - have a go and see what you can create! 

You can enter HERE!

06 November 2017

#74 It's All about the Cake - TWIST Primary Colours

Hello Peeps - and to the latest Peeps -welcome!

How has life been in your crafting world? Mine has been a bit slow but it's mostly my own fault. Too lazy to get out of my own way at times, that's me. However, deep breath and get on with things - that's my newest resolution! Wonder how long that will last?

We ar planning a little get-away soon: just a few days -and we will be heading to a small seaside town called St Helens. 

A beautiful scene from Amanda at St Helens, on Tassie’s north-east coast, who says:

Feeling like a child again exploring the orange lichen covered rocks around the Bay of Fires 🔎🔥

Did you notice that the colours of the rocks, sea and lichen are all variants on the primary colours?


Guess what?  This month's challenge is:
 It's all about the cake...
TWIST use mainly the primary colours 


This is the random number prize - an embossing folder

This is NOT as difficult as it looks!
There are many variants on the reds, blues and yellows of our world.
Just don't do what I did when making my first piece, and get confused with what were primary colours and used green instead of blue! A hasty change was needed!!!

Wynn has added primary colours in her cake banner but her other colours are variants on the basic three.
We just want to see you concentrate on those

If you can manage that and a cake then you are excellent!

Remember, it does not have to be a card and NO STAMPS please

In saying that my first one is a Christmas Card.......with a cake!!

When you have sorted out your ideas, you can enter your work here: