Saturday, 21 May 2022

CHNC challenge 595 for 21 May 2022 - include a tree or two or more


 A new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'include a tree or two or more'.

Do pop over and see the fabulous inspiration from my teamies!

I started with a white card blank and added a mat of green sparkle card,
 with a strip of washi across it.
I added the image which came from Gecko Galz.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

WOYWW #676


Wednesday again, so I am linking to the Stamping Ground

Follow the link to find out more about What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday and maybe join in... This is my post for WOYWW #676

Today is Week 676  (4 times 13 squared)and the 13th Anniversary of WOYWW - so I am looking forward to swap some ATCs with the theme CONNECTIONS - which is what WOYWW is all about... 

This is my workdesk today: 

To be honest I totally forgot to take the photo in daylight - but this is what it looked like this morning.

I had finished a journal page using some images from Michelle Grant Designs, acrylics and watercolours.

Apart from that I have been making ATCs... if anyone wants to swap with me in Australia please message me or email...
The #4 Covid booster caused we a few off days - mainly a bad headache - but then today I have had the flu and shingles jabs. Hopefully I will have no ill effects from these.

I finished the jigsaw - and me next one is a koala picture...

The house is coming on - they are doing electrics and interior cabinets and tiling and so on...

and the street is becoming more built up...

Anyway happy ATC-ing!

Happy 13th WOYWW Anniversary!

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Creative Warriors Inspiration Team - Post #11


This is my next inspiration for the Creative Warriors Inspiration Team 2022 - Term 1

with Michelle Grant Designs

You will see our inspirational creations on the Facebook Group

Today I am sharing a journal page using

Elisa's Rain 

The background was made using acrylic paint, followed by Mineral through a stencil.
I then added the mandala printed on tissue. I stamped raindrops around this and then coloured these and the mandala with watercolour pens.

I painted the figure with watercolours and added her with the sentiment. I used a black stabilo pen around the edges of this figure and activated it with water.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Outlawz Crash Your Stash


This is my DT make for Outlawz Crash Your Stash!


 Our challenge this month  starting on May 15th is to use Ribbon slides...

 Our sponsor this month is Beccys Place.

 $10.00AU gift voucher


I started with a white card blank and added a layer of yellow card with vintage photo Distress around the edges and a ribbon with slider across one side.

I printed the platypus on patterned paper and black cutting the parts to paper-piece as shown.

Finally I added the sentiment matted on yellow, again using the vintage photo Distress Ink around the edges.

Sponsor image and sentiment from Limited Edition Digital Stamps

Hope to see you in the challenge...Happy Crafting

And if you haven't already become a member of our Facebook Group, please join!  



A dream is a wish...

 Wave that wand and make your dreams come true...


This is my make for the DT team of Outlawz


 Our sponsor this challenge is: Sherry West Art

Prize is 2 images from her Woodpress


 The theme doesn’t have to be taken literally.  You may use any word or phrase out of it for your project but you MUST tell us what inspired you to be elegible for the prize draw!

Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:

A dream is a wish your heart makes

When you're fast asleep

In dreams you will lose your heartache

Whatever you wish for you keep


Have faith in your dreams and someday

Your rainbow will come smiling through

No matter how your heart is grieving

If you keep on believing

The dream that you wish will come true


A dream is a wish your heart makes

When you're feeling small

Alone in the night you whisper


Thinking no one can hear you at all

You wake with the morning sunlight

To find fortune that is smiling on you


Don't let your heart be filled with sorrow

For all you know tomorrow

The dream that you wish will come true

No matter how you heart is grieving

If you keep up believing

The dream that you wish will come true

Written by: Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston, David Pack

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind


My inspiration was from the idea of a dream and a wish...

Just a simple paper-pieced card using the Sherry West image.

I printed the image on white and two sides of a graphic 45 paper using the white image as the base placing this on a white card blank matted with more of the paper.

I then cut out pieces from the yellow and patterned paper to form the image.


Hope you will join in the challenge...

And if you haven't already become a member of our Facebook Group, please join!  


Happy Crafting!