30 July 2018

No Challenge until August 7th!

Remember, we don't start the new challenge until next week!

A final look at an edgy edge on the edge of the world...........

The fascinating dolerite rock formations at Bruny Island’s Mars Bluff include a mystical archway that might just be a portal to another world. Mars Bluff lies at the northern end of Adventure Bay, and is a favourite feature of the 12 km return day-walk to Cape Queen Elizabeth.

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22 July 2018

Final Week to Get Edgy!

Hello Peeps!  You still have a few more days to enter this current challenge - 5 to be exact. Remember, please


Unfortunately we have had to disqualify several to date because they used stamps.
If there card/paper has writing on it and it is not from a stamp, it would be good to mention it in your journalling as we then have to ask and people can get offended. 

So,m what do you have to do?
Create something and include a ............

Fancy Frame or Border

Twist - How edgy can you be?

Prize (random number draw)
Dies and Embossing folder (+ magazine)

We have several more items to share to get you engaged:

How many edges did CG get in this one item? 

A tag.

So, there you have it
You can enter by going HERE and scrolling down.

Want to see another
pretty picture?

How's that for a border?
Pretty edgy I think!

It's down on the south eastern coast line, near Port Arthur. You are looking towards Antartica....

Remarkable Cave

Not my photo but I have lost the name of the photographer - sorry.

16 July 2018

Midway through July's challenge: #81: Edges and/or Borders

How edgy can you be with your work? That is the twist in this month's challenge. Dos that mean putting an edge onto your work or being a trifle 'out-there' with it? Up to you to interpret! Don't forgwt to say in your blog what you are about!

There are two weeks to go for the challenge and we already have a great collection of entries - well done to all those clever crafters who have entered! We have some more inspiration to get your creative juices flowing ......but before I show you those, I have another great Tasmania photo to share!

Now, there's an edge.......

A truly spectacular sunset from Moulting Lagoon Game Reserve lookout.

You can make a card, a tag, scrap a page or two, make an off the page item.....collage, recycled, mixed media,whatever you wish as long as it is paper based and has no stamps (either digital or rubber)used in making it.

Here is some DT work to help you get started


09 July 2018

Winners from June

Who are our June winners?

Well, this one was quite well entered so while finding a winner is relatively easy as we have the random number to do that for us (and then that person has to have followed the theme, not used stamps and had a go at the twist), finding the three (or four or five) DT favorites is not as easy.

We all have different styles and tastes. That is why getting the Design team to choose as a team is a positive as we can allow all those different styles to shine. However, the down side is when all the DT members choose someone different and then I have to decide who to pick from this smaller group!

Usually only happens when we have so many entries so who is complaining! NOT ME!

Random Number Prize Winner:
No 25:
Chris cartes et patchs 

Congratulations Chris!
For those who follow us Chris is a regular entry and always leave lovely comments so it is nice to see it go to one of our regular friends.

Send me an email Chris to

Now - those DT favorites!
We will have four because we had so many entries

No 17: KarinsArtScraps

No 22: Nats Paper World

No 26: Karen

No 41: Scrappin with ChrissandLou

Congratulations fellow crafters!

Now, we have a new challenge running for July

Fancy frame or border

Twist - How edgy can you be?


Dies and Embossing folder (+ magazine)

Let's see what you can come up with for this - remember NO STAMPS but you can enter any paper based item you have created that follows the theme and hopefully had a go at the twist! This month it is asking you 

"How edgy can you be?"

This gives you a chance to have a fancy edge or be very 'out there' or to use an edge in a different way. Perhaps your edge is not at the edge? Perhaps it is being very trendy or modern? Perhaps it is geometric or a different shape to the norm? 

My inspiration for you this week is a scrap page
I was looking for a particular photograph and came across a set of photo's taken back in 1986 - that's 32 years ago folks! It was July and mid-winter. We had an unexpected fall of snow overnight and it settled right to the water's edge at sea level. We woke to a world of white and it was exciting!

I got to write my notes and put them under the top photo's - the page lift's back on a hinge.
You can find more details on my blog

Hope this gives you some ideas.

Here is another idea from Vicki!

Love that edge!

Here is another inspirational photo to spur you on.....
the memorial framed between the tree and sky and the way that cloud is so edgy.......
.....this is looking east - and the sun is rising on a beautiful blue winter's day.

WOW... what an amazing capture over Hobart byDeni Cupit.
Yesterday’s sunrise cloud formation added to the memorial flame at the Cenotaph.

02 July 2018

July is here! New challenge #81 starts today!

Hello Peeps - how is your mid summer/winter going? Can you believe it is half way through the year!!  It's winter here and now the days are getting longer again and soon we will not be pulling curtains at 4.30 pm to keep out the cold.  This island state has a good climate really (as in little snow and ice to put up with unless you are in the higher places. along the border of our state is the sea and it keeps us warm. Sometimes there are fiery rocks on the border as well......

RED is for fire engines, fast cars and lichen on the granite rocks along the Bay of Fires.and east coast of Tasmania 
What has that to do with our new challenge?


Create something and include a ............

Fancy Frame or Border

Twist - How edgy can you be?

Prize (random number draw)
Dies and Embossing folder (+ magazine)

Want some inspiration to get you started?
The DT have outdone themselves again!

How's that!

Now it's your turn - lets see how many can take up this challenge!