Thursday, July 31, 2014


Our winner for July was LIZ HOCKING again. Congratulations!
Since I started this in mid 2012,this is the first time we have had the same winner twice.


Our kind sponsor this month is Merrilyn Jackson from

And now here's your picture
The towers of the Grand masters in Rhodes Greece.
I have a friend who lives on Rhodes, so have been to this castle twice now.

It can be anywhere on your layout, but include in your description where it is.
Even if it is on your photo we would like it somewhere else as well to see your crafting skills.

Our guest designer this month is Mary Steinmetz and she has done 2 layouts for us
And here's the work from our DT.
I have used the gorgeous Heidi Swapp papers and banners as they matched this challenge perfectly 

My inspiration came from the colours in the picture. I also chose the photos due to the interesting ceiling pattern and the fact that the building that houses the Museum looks a bit like a castle. My  castellation element is a Creative Memories rick rack at top left which I have had forever. I inked it using sepia ink and added my title stickers to it.
My family went to China in 2012.

Lots of brickwork and turret type things on this page.

The old place my daughter was married in in Scotland ( Auchterarder House )had turrets aplenty.
You can see the building behind the couple my daughter and son in  law.
Don't forget to apply for our D.T. this month.
See the above post for details and you must be a follower of our blog.
This month's challenge is part of the application.
Good Luck!

Monday, July 14, 2014

JULY Challenge

It seems as soon as I go away the universe works against me.
My sincere apologies to anyone who was trying to upload their entry for JUNE and couldn't get it to work.
Also many thanks to the D.T ,especially Dale and Jane for keeping us afloat.

Our winner is LIZ HOCKING and her Memory Maze chipboard is on its way there.

Meanwhile here is the stimulus picture for JULY.
And the criteria is LAYERING.

You can interpret that any way you like so long as the layering is visible to us.

Perhaps you might do a layout featuring clusters of items arranged in layers.

Now here are the DT's contributions

the colours on the paper remind me of the original photo.

I layered a Marianne die for my matting and there is a blue striped umbrella in the background of the photo.

My grandkids are in Spain right now.

Inspiration I have drawn from the colours orange, teal and white, plus the scallops.
Additional criteria layers.  The card has 5 layers.


I took my inspiration from the predominant colours of blue, white, green and orange. I liked the semicircle pattern on the large spire. By background paper picks this up nicely. The added criteria is layering. Firstly my photos have a Hotel that has a lot of interesting layers. Next I have layered papers and stickers.

I used an Imaginisce trees stamp which I have then coloured and fussy cut to create a little forest to match the theme of the page.

Our prize this month(for Australian entries) is donated by me.
There is a mini accordion file, useful for storing smaller items, an Urban Lilly sugar cube, a travel border title and some jelly stickers.

 If you are from another country you will be asked to be our guest designer in September.

We would love to see your take on this challenge.
Please enter your work via the INLINKZ on the right hand side.