16 April 2018

Midway Through April's Challenge #78: Use Acetate or Vellum

Challenge #78: Use Acetate or Vellum

Prize 
New KaiserCraft EF



Twist - create a new view
TIP: show us something new to look at..........

Remember, your view does not have to be about your project!
You can show us something new you have acquired or earned or s new place you have visited or a new person/pet in your life - just a photo and a few words about the new 'thing' will do!
It can be an old view to you but a new view for us.....

We have a few new inspirations for you




Here is a new view - of the painted cliffs on Maria Island
At certain angles they have lovely 'painted' strips of colour in the sandstone and it shows up because the sandstone being soft has been eroded by wind and rain so the lines show up 


One of the best views we have shared of the Painted Cliffs on Maria Island thanks to Tom and Ella.

www.instagram.com/tom.ella.moments


11 April 2018

Winner's Post for March - delayed post


Hi Peeps, thanks for keeping the faith - we can now announce the winner's for March for the challenge #77: Decorate Something Wooden

Dale is providing the prize this time - much appreciated Dale

......and the prize winner is.....

No 1: Judy W


while

DT Favorite is 




Congratulations to both crafters and congratulations to all those who entered
 - you are among the brave! 

Our current challenge is:

April Challenge #78: Use Acetate or Vellum

Prize 
New KaiserCraft EF



Twist - create a new view
TIP: show us something new to look at..........

What is the twist about? Well, you can choose to do the challenge and you can choose to do the challenge with the twist - if you do the twist you can be part of DT Favorite and have a chance to win the prize. If you choose not to do the twist,you can still win the prize but not be selected as a DT favorite. BUT - what fun is there in doing only half the fun!!!

The twist this month is to show us something new - it can be your work space, or some new stash, or a new view out the window, or perhaps a new car or jumper or toy! Just show it to us and tell us what it is - share some joy! 

Here is some inspiration to get you started
Remember - NO STAMPS!





Just scroll down to last weeks post to find the linky to add your inspiring piece. 

09 April 2018

Winner's Post will be up Wednesday

Hi All

Just a quick note to tell you that the winners post will be up on Wednesday morning. Sorry for this - unavoidable visit to mainland for a big birthday bash and will be back too late to get the blog up and running then.

Inspiration to tide you over!


A magical entrance to one of the most beautiful little huts in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park thanks to Julia Carlota.

www.instagram.com/jcarlota



02 April 2018

April Challenge #78: Use Acetate or Vellum

April Challenge #78: Use Acetate or Vellum


Prize 

New KaiserCraft EF






Twist - create a new view
TIP: show us something new to look at..........

Hope you all had a great Easter Break and are raring to get back into the craft space and create for the next special occasion - here it is Mother's Day in early May!

Back to the latest challenge!

I have something new to look at....


My newest assistant's newest trick!

Kidding!

This twist can be interpreted anyway you wish 
It can be a new item, a new technique, a new craft room, a new embellishment ....anything that is new to look at! 

It doesn't have to be used in your project either!!
Just something you are proud of having.....

 Now for a bit of inspiration to get you started!





Notice that there are many different ways to incorporate vellum or acetate into your work - here I have reused an acetate box for Easter!




28 March 2018

Final piece of inspiration for latest challenge!

I have a final piece of inspiration for you for our current challenge:

#77: Decorate Something Wooden

Vicki has created this piece of decoration for her craft room




Ombre!

How cute is this?

Still three days to go!


26 March 2018

Final Week for March Challenge: Decorate some Wood!

Hello Peeps - hope life is full of fun and frivolity leading up to Easter and that your Easter weekend is also full of Chocolate and other goodies!


Yummy!

Just a quick post his week.....

We really have left the best for last here - CG has been working on a project all month and we finally get to reveal it as inspiration - and what inspiration it is!


plus I had another piece as well



Hubby made me a Garden Box and I decorated it


Remember you have until midnight on the 30th to enter

Please do not use stamps. 

Scroll down to enter or click 


19 March 2018

Midway through March - are the hares running yet?

We have hares here in Tasmania - they are an introduced pest, similar to the rabbits!


I always think of the March Hare about this time and Alice.........
Spring must be about to Spring in the northern climes!

Perhaps you could paint a wooden egg or two?  

Anyone else notice that the Easter eggs are out and about in the shops, along with the Easter buns?

Time to remind you that you have two weeks left to enter our latest challenge - 

#77: Decorate Something Wooden

Twist - get messy with paints

What exactly does that mean?

I have a wooden spatula - can I decorate that?
I have lots of wooden embellies - can I use them?
What about wooden buttons?
Can I use a twig from a tree?
What about an old box that needs rejuvenating?
Perhaps I can build a box or frame or similar from scratch?
The answer to all these questions is YES

The TWIST is the use paint
Does the paint have to go on the wood?
Do I have to use paint on everything?
Will I necessarily have to use a paintbrush?

The answer to these questions if NO

This month we have a prize donated by one of the DT members Dale
Thank you Dale

Please remember - NO STAMPS to be used

Dale has made a beautiful frame for us to use as inspiration


and
has made another card for us.

See - not that hard after all! 

Check out the rest of the posts for this challenge and check out some of the entries to date - we even have one in that uses pencil shavings!!!


Tasmania is again becoming known as the apple isle, thanks to local cider producers performing at the top of their game.

Visit http://tascidertrail.com/ to find out more.

12 March 2018

February Winners and Challenge#77

Welcome to the second week of the newest challenge -


#77: Decorate Something Wooden

Twist - get messy with paints

What exactly does that mean?

I have a wooden spatula - can I decorate that?
I have lots of wooden embellies - can I use them?
What about wooden buttons?
Can I use a twig from a tree?
What about an old box that needs rejuvenating?
Perhaps I can build a box or frame or similar from scratch?
The answer to all these questions is YES

The TWIST is the use paint
Does the paint have to go on the wood?
Do I have to use paint on everything?
Will I necessarily have to use a paintbrush?

The answer to these questions if NO

This month we have a prize donated by one of the DT members Dale
Thank you Dale

There is only one piece of inspiration for you this week:



All made up from the latest D'Lish kit -Boy's Rule
Details on my blog

Now for the winners of the February Challenge:
Boy, did we have some fabulous entries!

Random Number Draw




Katrina I will be in touch!

The DT favourite was too difficult to leave at just one with all the entries so we ended up with three!
In no order of preference





and 



(This one would fit the current challenge I am thinking as well!)

Congratulations fellow crafters!

Some inspiration for you while you ponder what you are going to make for this challenge...
not all beautiful things are new........decorated with age

An abandoned old shanty discovered in the bush, at Pipers River, thanks to A.W. Photography Tasmania 🌿🕸🐜🏞🏚

www.instagram.com/a.w.photography.tasmania




05 March 2018

Would you work in Wood? Challenge #77: Decorate something wooden

Welcome to Autumn - what a lovely couple of days so far. We have had sunshine during the day and mostly rain at night! The days are warm and the sun is shining and the sky is blue! That doesn't mean we haven't had a few moody days too:



WOW… a truly stunning sunset over Cape Hauy, on the Tasman Peninsula, thanks to Emilie Brooke who says:

Moody sunset skies over Cape Hauy! 
A trip that we will remember for a lifetime. 
I didn't actually realise how different the landscape and fauna is down there it's like a whole different world! One I'd love to head back to in the future! .

www.instagram.com/emiliebrooke_

I hope this finds my many Peeps warm and cosy! The Beast has done his work indeed in Europe and the UK I am told. I hope our crafty friends across the Atlantic have stayed warm and well as well!


So, on to a new challenge!

#77: Decorate Something Wooden

Twist - get messy with paints

What exactly does that mean?

I have a wooden spatula - can I decorate that?
I have lots of wooden embellies - can I use them?
What about wooden buttons?
Can I use a twig from a tree?
What about an old box that needs rejuvenating?
Perhaps I can build a box or frame or similar from scratch?
The answer to all these questions is YES

The TWIST is the use paint
Does the paint have to go on the wood?
Do I have to use paint on everything?
Will I necessarily have to use a paintbrush?

The answer to these questions if NO

This month we have a prize donated by one of the DT members Dale
Thank you Dale

Now, you don't need to to make something from wood, just decorate a piece of wood.
You might have something in your stash that is suitable or you may have a piece that can be repurposed or recyled. 

Last week I repurposed a small wooden book box from a cheap shop with multimedia paints
You can find details HERE



Wynn has created a beautiful box - you could keep potpourri in here or crafty bits!

I chose to make a tag and paint up a wooden sentiment


It is to accompany a present for a significant birthday

What are you going to choose to do?
Remember, it doesn't have to be a big bit of wood!!!

Enter your piece at the Linky!
Remember, no stamps please - so many stencils around now, why do you need them!


26 February 2018

Last Week in February for Challenge #76: Anything Goes but NO STAMPS

Happy Crafting Day
Hopefully this will give you some inspiration for the week!


Looking out over the Tamar River in Launceston, Tasmania. 
Thanks to Greg Faull for the photo. #Tasmania


Now you are all restored, what was that challenge again?

Oh year..........
#76: February : Anything Goes
 as long as it does not involve stamps!

That means digital, rubber or acrylic stamps thanks

Twist - use something new you have 
recently acquired in your stash!


Random Number prize

Die cut of foliage (new)

Sorry, no new inspiration from me or the team - you just need to scroll down and see what was there from the last three weeks......

End this Friday remember


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