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."

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


  1. wow gorgeous work DT, great prise and challenge

    gr karin

  2. Interesting informations on May Day and another lovely theme for playing. Fabulous inspirations, thanks!
    Here now it's still the 30th April evening :D but tomorrow will be the worker's holiday and -yay!- not school for me! :)
    I wish a lovely First of May to you!

  3. Never thought about the term May Day! Thanks for the info. Love this challenge and challenge blog!

  4. Awesome work by DT's on new theme! Thanks for another fun challenge with an awesome prize!

  5. Fun challenge theme and fabulous work by the inspiration team!! CG's little crabs make me giggle!! Thank you for all your work!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. My first time playing, as I am an avid stamper and find it hard not to stamp at least something on my projects, but this time I found a way. <3 Thanks for the challenge. Hugs, Autumn

  7. Happy May...and thanks for the trivia info on the Mayday distress call! So strange to think of you in the midst of autumn when it's 90 degrees outside here!

    1. It's about 9 here today in Hobart and very overcast - probably rain soon! Great card again Karen, thanks!

  8. Wow.. finally there is a place where stamps are not required! Thankyou so much.. beautiful inspirations 😍

  9. I love this challenge blog! I like being challenged to create without my stamps. The DT cards are beautiful. Thanks.


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