22 May 2017

Final week for May challenge!

Recap: May challenge started on the 1st May and was

#68 Layering and Borders

TWIST use a border punch/die (or two)

There is a prize given to a random number.
I usually contact the prize winner to let them know BUT if I don't you need to contact me 
Give it about a week....... sometimes I get out of kilter with what I need to do......

If I don't hear back from you I will draw another random but I usually don't advertise this

This month the prize will be:


Couture Creations Dies
(New )

We have had three weeks already of the challenge, and I always conclude it on the Friday of the 4th week. This allows us to get ready for the next month without too much pressure. My team select a Design Team Favorite as well and this is announced along with the prize winner on the second week of the challenge. Again I usually let this person know and often ask them to be a Guest Designer. If you want to be a Guest Designer you just need to send me an email.

Each week we advertise the challenge we have some member(s) of the team who have made some more inspiration for you - this week Shylaa has made a gorgeous card using multi-media.



I made a card too - first time using that die!



Then we wait until the first Monday of the new month - in June it will be the 5th - to announce the new challenge. We sit back and wait for all the lovely new pieces of work to flow in for the challenge through the link! This month we got some beautiful things and so far not one has used a stamp! Winning! It is that simple folks. 

My team can make one or more items per month - it is up to them and what is happening in their life at the time. Some, like the gorgeous Wynn make several and some make one a month. I don't mind. If you are thinking that you would like to be a member of this team, please don't hesitate to send me an email and we can discuss it.

I usually try to bring a flavor of my place to you - some I know come from across the other side of the world. I use photographs that I or other's have taken of our beautiful place.  Here is the one for today:


by Joshua Vince
Another shot of the Fagus

Joshua says: I love this plant a lot and cant wait to get back some alpine areas next year to shoot more of this resilient little plant. 
 This shot was taken at Mount Field National Park this Autumn. The rich oranges really play with the vibrant greens up there and shooting there can be tricky as there are literally 1000000000000000 compositions to choose from . I think the twisted roots make a perfect foreground .

You can find his FB page here:

15 May 2017

Week Three - Happy Mother's Day Australia!

Yesterday was Mother's Day for Australia and various other countries. 


I went to the soccer and watched two Granddaughter's play
ans drank champers and had a picnic lunch with my step-daughter and family

It was cold but fine.

I hope all those other mother's out there celebrating had a great time too.

It is Week Three in our May Challenge
#68 Layering and Borders

TWIST use a border punch/die (or two)

Random Number Prize
Couture Creations Dies
(New )
There are quite a few stunning entries so far and with two weeks to go, I hope we get lots more. 

Here is some team inspiration to spur you on:



12 x 12 layout with old photo's of one of the Grandies.......





How's that?

Link up 


08 May 2017

Winner's Post in May

Hi Peeps! Hope you had a good week and an enjoyable crafting time somewhere in the mix. I didn't have a great deal of time to craft but I did a bit! Firstly, carrying on with my (Now) tradition of showing you beautiful shots of my lovely state, here is one from a small fishing village on the west coast of the island.


Tranquil waters! 
The author of this shot is not mentioned but if you follow the link above you will see in the gallery lots more beautiful photos.

Well, how many stunning entries did we get for April!
Beautiful work Peeps and some people are such clever crafters!

The random number draw is:

Random No: 14 Karen B



and the winner of the DT Favorite is:



Congratulations to both girls 

I have only one item to show you this week


You can find details on my blog HERE

Remember - NO STAMPS PLEASE

You an scroll down to 




01 May 2017

May Day, May Day.......Happy May Day!!!

Today - Monday is the first of May! So it is time to announce the next challenge at this blog. I wonder why the sign for trouble and the need for help is 'May Day'? Whenever I need to know something like this I google it:

Mayday got its start as an international distress call in 1923. It was made official in 1948. It was the idea of Frederick Mockford, who was a senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London. He came up with the idea for “mayday" because it sounded like the French word m'aider, which means “help me."
http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-does-mayday-mean

Well, that was interesting. May Day - the First of May -  itself is often a public holiday, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere as it is associated with an ancient European Spring Festival. It marks for them the first day of Spring. For the rest of us it is often associated with International Worker's Day. So, if I marry those two ideas - we spring into work and get into trouble.......mmmmm, sounds like a normal crafting day to me...... 


We are of course right in the middle of Autumn


The new challenge is:


#68 Layering and Borders

TWIST use a border punch/die (or two)

Random Number Prize
Couture Creations Dies
(New )

How's that?

We have some work from the wonderful Design Team to show you to get you thinking of how this might be applied.....













So, as long as there is a layer or two in there, and some type of border (either die cut or punched), you are home and hosed!

Just add your work to this LINKY

PLEASE - NO STAMPS in your work


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