15 October 2018

Midway through October for Challenge#84

#84: Golden Glitter/Foil - use only white and gold

What a treat for you  this week - the DT have created a storm of beautiful work to inspire you for this current challenge......but before you see that, here are some Fairy Penguins to look at......

'Just hanging with the little fairy penguins at Low Head. These little fellas were so cute they were just waddling up and then they saw a predator and abandoned the lead to run for safety. These penguins are pretty funny not gonna lie. Waddle waddle.'


#84: October - Golden Glitter/Foiling
Twist - Only use white and gold

Two die sets

Here is the DT inspiration for you.....


You have two weeks left to complete this challenge!

08 October 2018

September Winners


Congratulations to our winners from September: after waiting two weeks with no entries, we eventually got to 11 magnificent entries:

Random Number Prize Draw

Image may contain: table, indoor and food

Our DT favorite is N0 3
Crafty Stamper

Remember, our latest challenge is

Challenge #84: Golden Glitter/Foil - twist use only white and gold

Now that / means and/or............as in Glitter (paper) and/or Foils........
.as long as white and gold is somehow involved!

Some DT inspiration for you


Foiled sentiment

Remember, you have until the end of the month to enter 

01 October 2018

Challenge #84: Golden Glitter/Foil - use only white and gold

Now that / means and/or............as in Glitter (paper) and/or Foils.........as long as gold is somehow involved!

So, in the craft world there are many new things and techniques arriving all the time lately, but there are also so many thing that are tried and true. Glitter and Glitter paper have been around for quite a while and there are many ways to use them. I remember my very first foray into the loose glitter - I was hooked from the beginning! Despite the fact that the craft room often resembled a fairy castle and I discovered the hard way that a spilled container of glitter does not want to return to the place from which it came!!!

So, when along came glimmer/glitter paper I was happy. I have a lot of it - particularly in silver for some reason. I then became quite a hermit and hoarder of this card, not using it often to 'save' it for something special. Nowadays I am a bit more capable of sharing this with others! Probably has something to do with the fact that it is more readily available in good quality now as well.

In addition, the various companies started to produced foiled papers..........like these

Then....I started to read about a machine called the TODO.....and I lusted for it but it was overseas and quite expensive. One glorious day, I realised that an Australian company called Couture Creations was marketing a machine called a Go Press and Foil! I fell in love all over again! Suddenly I could foil myself without using glue or similar and it was compatible with my Big Shot.  I told my hubby about it and waited hopefully.........sure enough, I got one for Christmas!!! Yes, sneaky....

An Anne Griffin card showcasing foiling

If you too have had this journey OR you have have travelled along some of the trails you can join in this challenge! You can use glitter, glimmer card/paper or foils or all of the above! You can make a card or a tag or a container, or off the page or a scrapbook page........just remember, the challenge is GOLD Glitter/Foil and the twist is only use white and gold.

Yes, there is a prize

Two New Die sets!

Today two members of the DT - Dale and myself - have created some work the demonstrates how much or how little glitter/foil you can use and still be meeting the challenge.....

There is glitter on the gold flower.........
and foiled paper......

So, hopefully we will gt your creative juices flowering and you can grab those glitters and papers in a flurry of artistic joy!

Enter your work through the Linky

24 September 2018

Last Week for Challenge#84: Buttons and Washi Tape twist....

Mmmmm - remind me not to used this challenge again.....not very popular. Not sure why either. Oh well, we roll with the punches here....just a reminder what it is about:

This month's prize

What is the challenge?

#83 Button Art 

plus washi tape for twist

Creating something using a button is quite simple 
You can have one or many.....
Any colour or mixed....
Any shape or size....

Susan made a card:

and this stunning card from 

I'm sure you can add to the challenge after seeing this!

Another glimpse of lovely Tasmania?

Yeah, sure......

Guide Falls, in north-west Tassie, thanks to Shaun Batten who says:

Plenty of water around the State at the moment 


17 September 2018

Can you believe it? No, neither can I......

....not one entry yet in the September challenge as I write this post. And there is a prize and everything!

What is the challenge?

#83 Button Art 

plus washi tape for twist

So what is stopping you all?

Creating something using a button is quite simple really
You can use it as a flower, or a flower centre; as a head of a character; as the body of a character; as an abstract decoration; as the button on a garment; as wheels on a vehicle......

You don't have to make a card but you certainly can make a card
The DT work for this week:

Susan made some Christmas Tags

Vicki made a card

How stinkin' cute is that!

What are you all waiting for?

10 September 2018

Winners Post for August and Button's Challenge!

Hello Peeps!

Hope you are all wonderful and thoroughly enjoying good crafting times! I had a crafting meeting with friends on Friday and came home very inspired. Talking about inspired, how does this beautiful photograph of the fence outside Government House and the view beyond seem to you? I think it would make a fabulous watercolour painting and has me almost inspired enough to get my paints out again!

This is looking southwards, down the river and over to Bellerive. Wonderful.

A magic view over Hobart and the River Derwent from Government House.

However, we need to concentrate on the purpose of the post!

Which is to announce the winner of the random number selection from last month's entries.....


Number 1: CraftyScot

Congratulations Donna!
Love those little thongs (flip flops)

The DT Favorite is

No 2: Cre-aartje

Congratulations to all!

September has started with no entries yet........
Here is the challenge

#83 Button Art plus washi tape for twist


Stamps, dies and EFolder

What is button art?
Just go to Pinterest and put in "Button Art" and you will know!!

You an use a few buttons or many buttons on your project
This lends itself to flowers, to mixed media fanatics and to anyone who likes to work outside the square....

How many of you have an amazing collection of buttons AND washi tape just sitting in their stash? 
Now it's a chance to lessen the load.....

Here are a few samples or work to get you started

Why not be the first to enter!

03 September 2018

September has Arrived!

Hello Peeps - how was your August? We had a wintery one but it was still a little too warm for a real winter - now Spring has sprung and there is blossom everywhere and spring flowers too. The smells are divine!

A splash of colour on the way to Knyvet Falls in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park thanks to Sven Mason.

The challenge for September is

#83 Button Art plus washi tape for twist


Stamps, dies and EFolder

What is button art?
Just go to Pinterest and put in "Button Art" and you will know!!

How many of you have an amazing collection of buttons just sitting in the stash? 
I know I have - and it grows all the time
Don't get me started on the growing collection of washi tape either.......

So, time to use some of them in a Button Art project!
Remember, your project can be a card, or anything else you make that is paper based
It can be simple or complex, depending on where you are as a crafter......

We have several cards from the Design Team to get you started - 

You have a month to enter (rules are listed above)
Remember - NO STAMPS please

27 August 2018

Challenge#84: Final Week of August

Hello Peeps, Welcome to the last week of August and the last chance to get something made for the August challenge.

Challenge#84: Emboss, emboss, emboss........

The TWIST is to make it for a male!

The Random Number Draw prize will be Stampin' Up's 


I have one last piece to show for the month to inspire you into the crafting space!

A recycled product box into a gift box using Flashing Tape.

You can go HERE for more details.

Finally a piece of Tasmania in winter.......

There's no time like snow time in the stunning Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park 💙

20 August 2018

Midway through August!

Another year rushing by - I have just been to a Birthday Party for a 100 yo lady - mother of a friend. Happy Birthday Kathleen - Kath sang to us today "Daisy, Daisy, give me you're answer do...." : she knew all the words, sang clearly and in tune and right on the note! She must have had a lovely voice when she was younger.

Of course we sang to her as well - and she thoroughly enjoyed all the attention! She faded a bit towards the end and wanted to "go home" to her room but she did an amazing job and looked lovely.

She had a letter/card from the queen congratulating her, with a photo of HM and was so proud of it!

On a different note, the weather here in sunny Tasmania has been both warm and cold. We have had some snow and are expecting more  - and some rain which was great to get. Other than that it has been warm, sunny and calm - not three words you associate with winter at all!

Just to prove the snow

First time up at Ben lomond. Temporarily stuck but loving it ☃️☃️

(The Ben is a mountain in the north of the state.)

Now on to a piece I made for the Unstampabelle's current challenge.
Inspired by the icy blue of the photograph above!

Remember, the challenge is to Emboss, Emboss, Emboss
The TWIST is to make it a male oriented piece

I made a tag - I used the scrap pieces from the first week and added another top.
You can see details HERE

 And just to prove the bit about the sunshine - wattle balls of fluff in the garden with a blue sky behind, taken several days ago.....

13 August 2018

July Winner's

Before I begin, can I just apologize to the winners for the last couple of months - the prizes are coming; they just need to be posted ! I need to get a couple of snail mail address addresses too: I have no excuse - just have not got them done.

The July winner for the random number draw is

Please send me your snail mail address Plony to

Now, the DT favorite(s)
A very difficult one to choose indeed with all the fabulous entries but in no particular order

No 3: VREnchanted

Congratulations to all!

If you would like me to you a badge to put it on your blog, acknowledging your status as a DT Favorite, please send me an email.

There is a current challenge running

 Emboss, emboss, emboss........

The TWIST is to make it for a male!

The Random Number Draw prize will be Stampin' Up's 


We have some more stuff to inspire you

Let's see what you can come up with as well

Scroll down to the Linky!