28 December 2020

Merry Christmas and last chance for Challenge #107

  Challenge #107


with a TWIST of music

Hi all

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

For those of you who do not celebrate this time of year, 

I hope you had a great week!

You have five day's to enter this competition

At the end of this week we have a break for at least a month
and as it is supposed to be summer here, we will have time to recalculate the year 2020!

No new pieces of inspiration this week 
but I hope there had been lots of JOY and MUSIC  in your life this month!

Scroll down to enter........

21 December 2020

Midway through the month - Joy is the theme and we want music with it!

 Challenge #107


with a TWIST of music

I expect you are all paddling as frantically as me at the moment!

Anyway - keep safe, keep crafting and see you in a week

Merry Christmas!

Oh, here are some DT pieces to keep inspiring you....



You have two weeks left to go here and enter your piece(s)

14 December 2020

November's winners and Week 2 of the Challenge#107: Joy!

 Hello Peeps!

Second week into the new challenge and we are waiting to see what you can make for us!

My tree is up!

Summer has returned to us - just, and we can rejoice!

The winners of our November challenge are:

Random Number

DT Favorite

Congratulations ladies!

Val, send me an email for you prize please
Jackie - do you have the blinkie already?

The challenge for December is:

#107 JOY

with the TWIST of music!

Keti's Projects

The sentiment "vesele praznike" means "joyfull holidays".

A bookmark/tag
recycling again!

Let's see what you can come up with this week.

07 December 2020

December is Here! Yah! New challenge #107: Joy, with a Twist of music!

 Hello fellow crafters!

Hope you are all well and staying away from that crazy Covid until the needle is ready 
and keep on crafting away!

We are supposed to be in summer but in Tasmania it is snowy and raining and 
windy and bloody cold! I have the heater running - amazing!
However, by midweek they are telling us it will be back up into the 20's again....

Want to see a spectacular walk here in Tassie?

Now you know why I live here and love it so much

December's new challenge is simply 


with the TWIST being a musical one!

Joy is defines as : the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : DELIGHT; the expression or exhibition of such emotion : GAIETY: a state of happiness or felicity : BLISS: a source or cause of delight

It does not have to be a Christmas card but it might well be one - or a tag or a scrap page, 
or a 3D item or even a bit of multi-media!

        The Design Team are all over this one!

I have made a fancy fold card.

Mine is all about recycling last years cards....
Gift card

What are you going to show us?
You have a month to decide and enter, so let's get going.....

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

23 November 2020

Last post for November Challenge#106: Believe with a TWIST of fancy fold

 Hello Peeps - here's hoping that you are all keeping away from that nasty virus and spending your time hunkered down in the craft space creating up a storm! You have five days to enter!


The current challenge has a 

Random Number Prize
$15 Aust

and a DT Favorite selected as well
no prize for this

You need to make something around the theme of 


BUT it does not need to have the word in it. 

The TWIST is to make that something with a fancy fold

This card has a fancy fold and the word believe
and it is a Christmas card BUT yours does not need to be a Christmas theme

See you soon!

16 November 2020

Challenge#106: Believe - two weeks to go!

 Hello Peeps....stay strong!

We have two weeks left for this challenge

Isn't it good news that a vaccine is so much closer
I am not good with needles but will take this one on the chin!

Remember - the challenge is the theme believe and the TWIST is an unusual fold

The Design Team are amazing folks - here are some wonderful folds

to view!



Remember, a random number draw prize of  $15 Aust
and a Design Team Favorite (or two) are up for grabs!

See you at the first post for November!

09 November 2020

Keep Safe and Keep Crafting: Challenge#106 Believe and winners of #105

 Hello Peeps

A bad time going around.... I found this poem on the internet written this year by an Italian woman Mariangela Gualtieri

  This is meant to say we had to stop

                                We know it. We all felt it.

                                That it was too furious our doing. Our being

                                 with others.

                                All of us outwards.

                                Agitating every hour - to make it yield.

                                We had to stop and we could not.

                                Should have done it together.

                                Slowing the race.

                                But we could not.  

I believe it says it all.......

Time to look to the winners of #105

It was all about Inspire.....

Congratulations Ladies
If you would like a blinkie, email me
Monica, I think you have my email but if not
to collect your prize.

Reminder that this month the 

Challenge #106 is BELIEVE

and the TWIST is to use an unusual fold

Here are some examples using the theme of 'believe' and the twist of the gatefold

Off you go, get crafting.....better than watching television!

You have three weeks left to enter.

02 November 2020

November Challenge#106: Believe with the TWIST of Unusual Fold

Well, it is November already! The Challenge this month is 


What does that word mean?   To have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something or someone, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so. 

Can be in a person or a myth or fairy tale.........or yourself.

                    TWIST : use an unusual fold 

Wynn has made an intriguing fold here. 

I will need to go to her blog to see how it is done!


Now both the samples today have the word 'believe' in the text but it is not necessary as long as the  theme of 'believe' is clear in the scrap page, tag, card or whatever you make

You must follow the theme but the TWIST is up to you........


(sorry, only an ordinary fold on this one)

My first Christmas card for 2020

Let us see what you can create with the theme of 'BELIEVE'!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

19 October 2020

Week three of the Inspire Challenge#105 with a TWIST of Thank You

Hello Peeps - looks like its time to hunker down again unless you are in Australia or New Zealand. Keep safe, wash those hands and stay socially distanced. Vote. Be yourself. 

There are another two weeks to run on this challenge - 

Lets see what you can come up with!

You don't have to use the word 'inspire' unless you want to.....
Just be inspired to thank someone for getting you into paper craft!

My wonderful team have come up with some amazing stuff - again!

My crafting inspiration, both for this card & for crafting in general, is my Mom. She introduced me to stamps & designer papers, which got me into this great online cardmaking community!


Off to the craft room with you!

12 October 2020

September Winners and Week two of Challenge#105 Inspire with a TWIST of thank you!


Hello Peeps 

Another week for crafting and another week of strange events!

Lots of COVID19 again so stay safe and keep wearing those masks and washing those hands please as well as staying socially distanced. 

It is week 2 of the new challenge 


Who inspired you, especially in the world of crafting?

The TWIST is to make a thank you card or tag
because we should always thank the ones who inspire us!

Last month we had a Phoenix Rising - here are the winners!

Random Number winner is

Wendy, contact me at suhoganatgmaildotcom please

The Design Team Favorite is:

The Design Team Member on show today has created such a pretty card

"My inspiration comes from my Mom. When I was a little girl we used to make Christmas cards together and send them to relatives and friends. She was definitely my inspiration into to world of paper craft -- and as a thank you I made a card with "To Mom" -sentiment (in Finnish) on it."

What are you going to make?

There are three weeks left!

05 October 2020

Final Week for October's Challenge#105: Inspire with the TWIST of thank you

Hello Peeps!

Dark days continuing BUT we will rise above this and craft on!

Not everywhere is suffering...

Emu Valley Rhododendrom Gardens

It's very nice to have a cuppa while enjoying the views; near Burnie, Tasmania

photo by Murrays Day Out Tasmania

You have one week to enter the challenge!

Remember, there is a prize of $15 Aust. for the Random Number draw, so you have to have an entry to win this one

There is a DT Favorite chosen each month too - a chance for recognition from your peers. 

Challenge#105: Inspire with the TWIST of thank you

How did you start out in the world of crafting?
Who were your inspirations in the early days?

Let's say THANK YOU to them (the TWIST is to say this) 
by making either a CARD or a TAG!

I made a tag for the final week - or I repurposed a tag


You DO NOT have to use the word INSPIRE but you have to make it a Thank You.
You have a week to enter - get cracking!

October starts and so does Challenge#105: Inspire with the TWIST of thank you

 Hi Peeps

Time for a new challenge and we have the idea to inspire!

How did you start out in the world of crafting?
Who were your inspirations in the early days?

Let's say THANK YOU to them (the TWIST is to say this) 
by making either a CARD or a TAG!

The Design Team have turned out trumps again......


A tag on a card. Inspired by my Mum who introduced me to crafting at a young age.

All the women who played with Clean and Simple in the 2000's 
Got me started and interested in card making.....

There is a prize for the random draw so the more often you enter the better
chance you have - but not more than four times please (one a week)

There is also the DT Favorite award (no prize)


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

28 September 2020


Hi Peeps!

Final week for the September Challenge

Rise of the Pheonix

TWIST - use an  Embossing Folder

Normal prize and DT Favorite

This final piece of DT inspiration comes to us from CG

She has taken the theme of rising from the ashes and 
applied it to an old card - it has been reserected.
Go to her blog page to read all about it!

CG-Says (Something Loudly)

Love all those rich colours too!

Remember, you have until Friday night 12 midnight AEST

No stamps please

21 September 2020

Week 3: September#104 - the Phoenix or Rising from the Ashes

 ....and the TWIST is to use an embossing folder somewhere. 

Hello friends.....here's hoping you are all fit and well. Time to take a strangle hold to that nasty old virus and choke it off. Stay socially distance, wash your hands and wear your masks (properly)!

There are a few new idea's for you today
to get you inspired and creating.

Remember - NO STAMPS please

Remember that embossing folder? 
I always loved that one!

You have two weeks left to enter the challenge......

14 September 2020

Week 2 of September Challenge and Winner's from August!

 Hi folks - time to announce our August winners and bring you some more inspiration for the current challenge. There seems to be a bit of a frightening shudder about this one, so I have some things to encourage you to have a go.......

There seems to be a bit of fear around the idea of a phoenix rising......

The theme is really about coming back from adversity...
so, someone might have been ill, survived an accident, come through a rough year,
passed an exam under difficult circumstances.....

......mostly it is that they have survived!

There are lots of images of the phoenix on FB and Pinterest to get you started
if you want to be linear about this and use a Phoenix
(but there is not need to do that).

You can just make something that is about the idea of winning through the tough times 
and being strong.

A breast cancer card is a good one or a get well card after an operation - especially if it has been an operation that is unexpected. These days it could be recovering from COVID19!

Firstly the August Winners

Random Number

No 17: WendyLynne

DT Favorites

2. Fatima: Pink Clover

18. Crafty Nomad

Congratulations to you all

Remember, no prize for the DT Favorite but there is a blinkie if you would like it

Random Number has a prize - please contact me 


Now, for the current challenge

Remember, it is the theme of the Phoenix or Rising from the Ashes
with a TWIST of using an embossing folder in your work. in this inspiration piece.
There is no TWIST in this next piece - I forgot!


This is a hand drawing if you couldn't tell

This is beautiful!

REMEMBER: no stamps


There are three weeks left to have a go at this!

07 September 2020

Week One for September Challenge#104: Phoenix (rising from the ashes) TWIST use an embossing folder

 Well Hello peeps!

Welcome to the first Monday in September! I hope you are all doing well and keeping clear of that nasty old virus. It is Springtime here and we are enjoying sunshine and warmth as well as winds and snow. We are feeling hopeful though - and our island has no COVID19. we feel like we are coming out of adversity ....a bit like the Pheonix really, rising from the fire and ashes. 

'Golden Hour' over the Southwest National Park , Tasmania
Thanks to Benjamin Alldridge.

You know, I set these challenges back in January - well before we had heard of the pandemic and each month the challenge titles seem more prophetic. There is a lot of hardship out there and a lot of people suffering but I know from history that we will rise again from this. We don't know in what shape or condition but we will be OK in the end. 

So, let's see what you can produce with a theme of rising from adversity like a phoenix and don't forget to use the TWIST of an embossing folder somewhere in your work.

There is the normal prize available 

$15 Aust

You have four weeks to entr

Here are two of the DT's Inspiration Pieces


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter