27 April 2015

Yikes, only 5 days to go!

Hello Peeps, scared you off did we?  the challenge this month is really not that hard you know - a baby themed project, and a twist of making it a bit non-trad - most young mothers like non-trad these days too!

This is the prize!

We have a few more DT ideas to spur you on


The fold lays inwards when card is shut and pulls out when card is opened

Whose up for it?

Let's see you wonderful creations HERE

20 April 2015

The Jewels of Nature

This Dragonfly looks like a jewel

Isn't nature beautiful?  

I nicked copied this photo which was taken on her phone by a great-niece of mine who is also a Marine Biologist with her Master's behind her already and a Doctorate too I believe now! Congratulations on meeting all your challenges Aimee and thanks for posting this photo so I can steal use it for here!
What is a Challenge?

We are half way through the month at our challenge blog and have only a few entries thus far.  Hopefully, there will be a few more entries soon. We are offering a challenge I know - but the knowledge that you have taken on the challenge and crashed through is so satisfying! We use the word itself as both a noun and a verb, according to Professor Google!

  1. 1.
    a call to someone to participate in a competitive situation or fight to decide who is superior in terms of ability or strength.
    "he accepted the challenge"
    "he accepted the challenge"

  2. 2.
    a call to prove or justify something.
    "a challenge to the legality of the banning order"
    synonyms:confrontation with, dispute with, stand against, test of, opposition,disagreement with; More
  1. 1.
    dispute the truth or validity of.
    "it is possible to challenge the report's assumptions"
    synonyms:question, disagree with, object to, take exception to, confrontdispute,take issue with, protest against, call into question; More
  2. 2.
    invite (someone) to engage in a contest.
    "he challenged one of my men to a duel"

We summon you to take the theme and dare to soar into the heady heights of imagination and creativity, and produce a piece of work that can be clearly seen following the theme. In addition, we ask you to engage in the twist - to take your work one step further into the contest! The rewards are few - a prize chosen at random, selection as the DT Favourite but you get the satisfaction of knowing you have tried and succeeded - priceless in itself!
Random Prize:
TomBow glue just to indicate size.

Our Challenge?

To make a baby themed project, or use the expression "OH BABY" how you wish!  
The twist is to make a non-traditional styled project for a baby

Our DT have come up with some cracker ways to meet the challenge - and here are a few more to inspire you!

                                                                      Urvashi Rao
Altered hair clips for a baby girl

Let's see what your flight of imagination has created!

You have 12 more days to post your piece

13 April 2015

Winner's are Grinners, they say!

I wonder who comes up with these sayings? Who is this ubiquitous 'they', I wonder again? Anywhooo, I hope our winner for the March Challenge is grinning, and that the DT Favourite is too!


DT Favourite

Congratulations to you both - if you haven't done so, please check your email for one from me re these awards. 


Did you notice that we had a new DT member? I slipped up and added her great work to the first post instead of this one before I had announced her becoming a member of our team, and so I will repost her work - how great for display in a nursery or at a Baby Shower. So cute and so imaginative!

So, who is Lou Lou?

I live in Bonny Scotland and have been crafting for as long as I can remember.  I love creating mixed media pieces, I especially like to create my own papers with inks, paints and stencils.  I can’t draw and love working with silhouettes.  I am always looking for new ideas and techniques to keep my creations fresh.  

Now, onto our latest challenge!

Challenge #46
This month our theme is 


You can create a baby project of some kind or use the phrase to suit!
Easter babies, animal babies, human babies........

The TWIST is to make your project fairly non-traditional for babies...

The Prize for April 
(reminder- the glue is not included -just to indicate size)

We have some more inspiration also to share with you - to inspire you to enter our challenge!
With all the lovely new dies on the market and new techniques, not using stamps to create is easier than ever now, so there really is no excuse not to join in the fun!

(non traditional because the palette is dark blue and white rather than a pastel blue)

I made a vintage-style card to celebrate a new "fur baby" ...  adopting a pet can be a real life-changing experience, as I well know!

So true!

I hope you are now truly inspired and will rush to the craft cave and begin to create!
You can enter  your project 

06 April 2015

Were you an April Fool? Challenge #46 for April

Where does that come from I wondered? I went to Wikipedia! Wow did they have some information - apparently this has been going on for century's (1392 Chaucer reference) but it can also be seen in earlier festivals of the Roman's (Hilaria) and the Idian's (Holi)! The actual date was supposedly a mistake made in translating Chaucer and April 1 became the day to celebrate the April Fool. In Scotland it was known as "Huntigowk" - a Gowk is apparently a cuckoo. All very interesting unless you were made an April Fool of, when it becomes silly nonsense! When the nieces/nephew's/grandkids were little, we often had to pretend to be caught by the joke, and it did become a little tedious!

Apparently it is also an early Easter for April, and so 

In addition, we start another month and that means we start another challenge!
Remember, we announce the February winners next week.....

Challenge #46
This month our theme is 

You can create a baby project of some kind or use the phrase to suit!
Easter babies, animal babies, human babies........

The TWIST is to make your project fairly non-traditional for babies...

The Prize - new/unused
Not the Tombow glue - that is to give an idea of size

Isn't that stinking cute!


Lou Lou

So, your turn - you have until the 1st May to get your entry in
Why not give the DT some love and read about how they came to create their projects and then have a go yourself at being creative!