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!

06 August 2018

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

The TWIST is to make it for a male!

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


The Design Team have cooked up a storm for you today

That's it for now - see you next week!
You can add your entry to the linky below the beach photo!
Some more inspiration to draw you to the craft desk - or the travel agent!!!
A winter's day in Tasmania

The magic of Friendly Beaches thanks to Naomi Sherman from Blue Rust Images who says:

How stunning is this? Friendly Beaches on Tasmania's beautiful East Coast. One of the few places where you can walk for hours with only your own footprints for company.