Wednesday, November 30, 2022

December Challenge

 


Here's your inspiration for December.

Your challenge this month is to use a frilly edge on your paper or cardboard.

Here's some general examples





Our prize is once again donated by Craft Queen.



Our winner for November is Heather Bensley and our runner-up is Lisette Smith.


Now here's the Design Team girls' inspirations.

                                                             Two from TRISH






                                                                              BARB

                                                                           BUFFY

                                                                                DALE

MITZI


JULENE
(Mini album made from tags)



LESLIE




Lastly, we would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
Come back next year and visit us for more surprises! 






Monday, October 31, 2022

November challenge

 It's November! By now you have started the Christmas shopping and thinking about the festivities.

We hope you can find time to join us this month.


Here's a house on wheels.
It prompted me straight away to think Steampunk
                                         The challenge is to do something with steampunk.

Our sponsor this month is Craft Queen



Look at these examples

Firstly I saw this on "Off the rails" challenge"


Then there's these






Steampunk is more than just putting a few cogs on a page
It is a look back to Victorian times and the age of inventions. People were building and experimenting with all kinds of machinery.

Search Pinterest for more ideas, there's thousands of them. Everything from eye charts to helicopters!

steam·punk
[ˈstiːmpʌŋk]
NOUN
  1. a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology:

  2. Let's look at what the ladies have come up with.
  3.                                                              DALE

  4. Dale has used clocks, cogs, Victorian fashion and old tickets.
  
                                                                      BARB
Barb's photo couldn't be better the lady's dress has a clock on it! There's also cogs, chains, keys and that wonderful wire.
                                                                           TRISH



Between these 2 cards you have locks and key, goggles, fancy door latch, bracket, books, old buttons, cogs. And old tape/ribbon plus the fashion on the girl.
                                                                            BUFFY

The cat dressed in steampunk gear epitomises it. Look closely for ideas.


                                                                                    MITZI
                                                               (coming soon)

                                                                                   LESLIE




                                                                               JULENE

This layout was done for the above "Off the rails" challenge back in 2017.
I've used the wonderful photo from the museum of decorative arts in Paris that I took. I added hot air balloon, cogs, a clock face, keys and lock and an old postcard.


I also did this card which features hot air balloons, old luggage and neutral/sepia background.

Hopefully all that has you inspired to do something. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Our winner for October is Sharon Bishop.








Friday, September 30, 2022

October challenge

 


Here's the picture for October and what a weird but fascinating building!

We have had musical challenges before, so I went a different way with this one.

Your challenge for October is to use string.

It can be any kind of project (paper based) with any kind of string.

Our ladies on the Design Team have outdone themselves again. Putting their imagination into it.

                                                                       DALE


BARB


TRISH


BUFFY

LESLIE
(Gratitude mini album)


JULENE

MITZI







Here is the prize for this month. Kindly donated by Mary Bennetts again. (What would we do without you?) Perfect for travel or Valentine's Day/ love theme.



Our winner for September is Debra Beer


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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

September challenge

 Springing into spring here and it's time for another challenge.

As you drive through Junee in South West NSW you pass this enormous set of silos. 

This inspired this month's challenge.


We want you to use rolled paper on your layout or card.

Here's one I made with the original photos



There's other example I found to show you variety of this technique







I usually use a long skewer when doing the straight rolls but you can also use a pencil.

Here's what our lovely ladies have made to inspire you.

BARB (It's her mother as a little girl)


                                                          LESLIE
                                                    (Rolled paper roses)


TRISH
 
                                                             

                                                                             DALE


                                                                          BUFFY


                                                                        MITZI



                                                                      JULENE



and finally here is my rare published layout from 2004 I teared the 2 papers back, then rolled the edges.



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Our August winner is Karen. Congratulations.