26 September 2016

Last week in September for Challenge #61

Theme: Changing Seasons!

The story of this photo is just ...well, I will let the photographer, Greg Faull, tell you all about it.......

Nature is full of surprises... at first he was Barry the Bennet's Wallaby but we soon discovered he was in fact a Barry-ette... this morning little Barry-ette came out to say hi :)

The twist this month is to make it masculine!

A touch of frost there in the background, spring flowers and sunshine,and a new kid on the block.....I'd say this is a changing season image!

Here is some more inspiration for you

Great layout - such a sweet face too!

Time for the beach or travel!

If that is not enough - what about this?

Random Number prize on offer

You can enter your work 

by scrolling down to the Linky
Ends Friday at midnight (AET)

19 September 2016

Week Three begins for the current challenge: #61 Changing Seasons

The twist this month is to make it masculine!

Midway through the challenge - Changing Seasons

Details and the Linky are below, so scroll down to week one and find them.

Here in the lovely land of Tassie, we have spring in full measure. The trees are laden with blossom and flowers, and the rain is doing it's best to spoil them. The wind blows inbetween and occasionally the sun comes out and the weather warms up!

This lovely stem of apple(cherry?) blossom was taken at the Royal Hobart Botanical Gardens today in the rain by one of my favourite photographers - Greg Faull - and he has just posted it to FB.  

It will soon be time for the tulip festival there!
(Yes, another Greg photo)

Some more inspiration for you

New Home card - inspired from Pinterest

So, - short and sweet this week
Let's see what you can create!!

Remember, it does not have to be a card.

12 September 2016

Dam, the Winner's Post for August

Hello Peeps! I hope you are all having a great life and that the change of season is dealing well with you all! Today is the day we announce the winners from our contest last month, and we are so pleased with the entry number! Thank you for participating and putting your wonderful work into the challenge for us to admire and learn how to make. Now I don't want you to think I was swearing (or misspelling a word!) but I deliberately used the word 'dam' in my heading as I wanted to show you two photographs of a dam!

These two shots are from one of the Hydro Dams in the state of Tasmania - one taken in daylight and one in darkness. There are some incredible photographers out there in our land and I am so please they share their work so I can share it with you!

Anyone struggle with vertigo… what an incredible image above Gordon Dam thanks to Andrew Keanefrom Mad Keane Photography

Gordan Dam by Jason from Tassiegrammer who says: “Dare To Dream - I have a big thank you to say to Pedder Wilderness Lodge for the incredible hospitality they have shown me over the past couple of weeks while I have explored the South West Wilderness region of Tasmania to try and make some visions for images come to life, like here at Gordon Dam.”

Same dam - two different versions and angles. What about that night sky! Must have been a slow shutter speed shot 
I sound like I might know what I am talking about but I really don't. 

On with the show!
Last month we asked people to make

#60 for August - Anything BUT a card

and the  twist was to teach us how to make it!

The random number winner was

We had a younger member of the crafting fraternity join us last month and she made such a great job of her work, we decided to give her an encouragement award

Congratulations Ladies!

In addition we are giving two DT Favourites this month


Congratulations to you both and to all the other entrants, as it was a hard pick this month.

Hopefully we shall have just as hard a job this month with our new challenge

#61: Changing Seasons with a Twist of make it Masculine

Yes, there is a prize!

As usual we have inspiration for you and this month we also have another Guest Designer - one who I am sure you will all recognise as a gifted crafter.

Hello I'm ValeryAnne but better known in blogland as Mrs A.  Iv'e crafted for as long as I can remember and have tried my hand at most forms of art and crafting.  Mixed media is my passion and I love to play with odds of cardboard and paper and see what I can make from them.  I'm fascinated by the art of Origami and Iris folding and this is what I have made for my card to show you today.  (I'm slowly making my way through 460 Iris  folded cards to make by Maruscha Gaasenbeek & Tine Beauveser. ) I live in Hampshire, England with my long suffering husband who knows to run anything he is about to throw in the bin past me first.!!

The Design Team have a few new things too to show you - 

Christening for Grandson

 Based on a joke from the USA Midwest: There are 2 seasons, winter and road work!

Using a card topper from Crafty Bob!

Hope this inspires you to gt making for a seasonal card with a masculine flavour!

You can enter it 

by scrolling down to the linky.
Remember, no stamps please.

05 September 2016

Changing Seasons and a new Challenge #61

I hope all those Dad's out there had a Happy Father's Day on the 4th!

What else has happened? Well.........
Spring has sprung!

Well, it has here in the southern hemisphere - with a vengeance - and we get all sorts of visitors

HMAS Adelaide sailing up the Derwent River, during the week, thanks to Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul McCallum Royal Australian Navy

A family pod of dolphins at Little Swanport on Tassie’s East Coast thanks to Abel Photography

Well, we got all sorts of entries last month too and lots of them! Just as we like - remember, winners are announced next week. Thanks for the support. 

As there is a new season now 
 for our current challenge I have made it

#61: Changing Seasons with a Twist of make it Masculine

Yes, there is a prize!

We had Father's Day here in Australia on the first Sunday, so I expect quite a few of you made something for that! Remember, no stamps please. 

I have a few pieces of inspiration for you from the team to get you started.

First Communion Card

Golf season!

Shadow Box

You have until the 30th September to make an entry but don't wait too long as we love to see what you have come up with while paper crafting!

Please do not use stamps as I feel so terrible having to disqualify your wonderful work