Saturday, September 28, 2013

Introducing DDCC Designer Joanne :)

Hello my lovely blog friends :)
How have you been today?  What have you been up to?

Today, I have been getting a few things ready behind the scenes for the new
Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge which takes place & officially opens in just two days time.  Woo hoo :)  It is so exciting :)

This means there are only two more days for your to enter the blog candy, which you can do here.

There is still a lot for me to do to get my blog organised, so without further 
a-do I would like to introduce to you the last member of our Design Team.

Please welcome our wonderful DT Member Joanne :)

Joanne's blog: TropicLuv, Cards In Paradise :)

Joanne has written an lovely profile for you which is as follows:


Aloha! I am Joanne and I am currently living in Phoenix, AZ. 
I moved here from the Big Island of Hawaii to care for my elderly father. I miss my island terribly! I have a wonderful, handsome man named Paul, and we just celebrated our 27th anniversary on Sept. 6th – not bad huh?!

I started creating with paper 6 years ago. I wanted to make my own Christmas cards, and when I did, I was hooked! I mainly do cards, but also love to create all sorts of mixed media with paper, and a bit of scrapbooking. I try to make something every day because it keeps me sane! Really, it is the best therapy in the world and I am addicted!

I found out about Dreamtime Designs from the DT call. I was not selected at first, but then Lisa contacted me and I was overjoyed! I wanted to join the team as one of the others I am on is ending. I so enjoy the blog aspect of being on a DT. I have met so many wonderful, talented ladies from all over the world. Their work inspires my soul and I learn SO much! 

I look forward to being on the Designettes team and making comments. It is VERY important to support those who take the time to create something special for our challenge. I have my own challenge blog (Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges) and I stress this to my DT!

I am looking forward to challenging myself at Dreamtime Designs. I am the kind of person who loves change and a challenge or I get restless! I can see that this is a perfect fit for me!

So far, I am overjoyed to be on this team, even if we haven't even posted our first challenge! Lisa did a fab job on setting it up! It is wonderfully different! I so enjoy learning from others and expanding my knowledge of our craft. I can see that this will happen here! 

To all of you I will say, onward and upward with fun and new friends! Please teach me all that you can! 
Hugs & Aloha!


Thank you so much Joanne & we are extremely happy to have you part of our team :)

If you would like to have a browse through Joanne's blog to look at all of her wonderful designs you can do so here.  I am sure that you would love to become a follower of her blog :)

I have now introduced all of the Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge Design Team to you & if you are looking for the links to their blogs you will find them on my side bar.

We have a wonderful team of ladies & each of them have done brilliantly with their first challenge & they really didn't expect to be 'such a challenge' lol.  Well, it definitely was exactly that & you will be able to see for yourselves in just two days time on the 1st October when you too can participate :)  We would love to see what you come up with :)

I will be adjusting a few things on my blog over the next day or so in preparation for your new challenge blog here at DDCC :)

Take care & see you back here soon.
Thank you very much for visiting.

Big hugs xx

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Introducing DDCC Designer Mikha :)

Hello my delightful friends.

What a beautiful day it has been. The sun has been shining bright so I thought it would be great to go to the beach & treat myself to a cappuccino at the coffee shop. So, that is what I am doing right now whilst writing this post.

Yesterday was an absolute shocker hot day here. The cold weather I think is a thing of the past right now as it was 34 degrees with boiling hot, strong winds. It was that hot that I even had to put the air conditioner on. 

It totally took me by surprise when Zoe asked if she & my Niece, who stayed over, could bake a rainbow cake. It wasn't the fact that they wanted to cook, it was because I knew that the oven was going to be on & would add further heat to the house.  So thank goodness I had the air con lol. Mind you the cake turned out like a flat rubber pancake lol. Oh well, they had fun which is the main thing :)

Wow!  We only have three days left until the very first Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge goes live :)  It has been a massively busy month getting prepared for it & I still have heaps to do to get the blog ready in time.
It has been very eventful in our DT Facebook group but especially over the last week where nearly all of us have been concerned that we wouldn't get our first challenge projects completed in time. However, I am happy to say that we are all ready & waiting in anticipation & excitement to show you what we have accomplished with the challenge.  

The funny thing is that even though all of the DT ladies have all finished their projects, it is our DT policy that all designers are not to show each other their completed projects in full.  They are only able to show a sneak peek of it lol. Which means, even though they have seen the sneak peeks, it has lead to a more heightened anticipation because they all want to see more of what each other has done lol.  However, they too have to wait till the challenge goes live here on my blog to see for themselves what their DT Sisters have accomplished.

The only person that has seen all of the completed projects in full is myself.  This is due to the uniqueness & complexity of the challenge to ensure that the concept has been met & will be presented to you to enable the full impact of inspiration.

With myself being the only one that has seen all of the DT projects in it's full glory, let me tell you, I have picked the most excellent Design Team & group of glorious ladies ever.  I am extremely thankful to them & let me assure you, their projects all have a different light on the first challenge & they are definitely worth the wait in gold to see :)  You will not be disappointed in what they bring to the inspiration table nor will you be disappointed with the very first Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge.

Now that I have given you an update on what we have been up to & what has been happening behind the scenes, I would like to introduce you to another wonderful lady in our Design Team.

Everyone, this is Mikha :)

Mikha's blog: Mikha's Craft Corner :)

Mikha has written a lovely profile for you to read which is as follows.


I live in Surabaya, Indonesia. Surabaya is a hot city. Indonesia only has 2 climates, rainy season and dry season. And, seems Surabaya adapt the dry season well to create such a hot temperature.

I'm 22 years old this year and have just had my graduation ceremony. I live with my parents here, in a small house.

I've loved creating and crafting since elementary school. I'm such an easy bored person. I hopped from one activities to another. I've even tried paper crafting; if you know, creating 3D decoration from specific patterns and got bored in the middle. I also tried knitting, but NO! I'm not that patient LOL. In my younger years, I also made some handmade jewelry; of course it's so simple and childish and also not that beautiful LOL.

Around 2011, my room mates introduced me to scrapbook. I've already bought some materials, but then I stopped because I can't find any community which I don't know just yet. Then on November 2012, my friend asked me to come to a gathering, a card maker gathering. From that moment, I learned that card making is my passion. I love making cards, swapping mine with others, and really really love it because I got tons of new friends 

And, how did I find out about Dreamtime Designs? You'd think this is really something. I'm starting blogging on June 2013. And my first blog challenge is 1 or 2 months from that, for I don't know how to operate blog LOL. On my first challenge, I saw Lisa's amazing card, and got hooked. "Oh my, she's so wonderful and talented" that's all on my mind 

  Then I found about her announcement of DT call when I visited a friend's blog  I just want to give it a try, and whoaaa... so surprised that Lisa selected me 
I'm on Dreamettes, btw 

I really love being in the Designer Team of DDCC. All of them are so friendly  I feel accepted already, LOL.
And, this is my first time being DT of any blog  that's why I'm so excited 

I can't wait to see our creations showcased on DDCC first challenge  

Hugs from Surabaya,
Mikha Adriani 


Isn't she adorable?  We love her to bits :)

Mikha wrote her DT announcement to all of her followers which you can read here.  While you are there take a look at her wonderful designs & don't forget to become a follower of her blog :)

Thank you Mikha for being such a delightful person in our little DT group :)

I will be back tomorrow to introduce another wonderful lady in our DT group.  There is only one lovely lady left to be presented & then we will be ready to go live with our first DDCC challenge on the 1st October, Australia time :)

Before I go, just a reminder that there are only a few days left to enter my blog candy.  If you haven't entered yet, you can do so here.  There are three prizes up for grabs :)

Thanks so much for popping by & hope that you will come again tomorrow.

Big hugs xxx

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Sweetest Thing - Tabletop Home Decor Canvas

Hi & welcome my lovely friends & to all my wonderful new followers.
Thank you for popping over :)

I thought it was about time that I should add my latest design to my blog due to it being time for another My Besties Aussies Challenge :)

This time the challenge is
'Anything But A Card'.

We would love for you to take part in the challenge as it enables you to create something a little different.  Not only that but you will also be eligible to win some gorgeous My Besties all for yourself :)

For this challenge I have created a Tabletop Home Decor Canvas.
Would you like to meet my little Besties all coloured up?

Here they are :)

Are they or are they not sooo cute?  
I just adore them & had a great time for a few hours adding colour to them.

I used the following Copic colours:

Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
Hair: E25, 40, 41, 43, 47, 50, 51, 53, Y11
Outfits: BV000, 00, 02, 04, 08, B93, 95, 97, 99, V000, 01, 04, 19, G82, 94, 96
Shoes: E31, 41, 43, 47 

Want to pin the Copic colour combo?

I had a great time putting this design together.  Some of the supplies that I used are new like the Magnolia Doohickey called Paris Night.  I got a little brave & frantaged it as well as the fence.  

Yep, I'm still using my toaster to heat it up to get the effect that I want.  Have you used Frantage yet?  Have you smelt the aroma that it leaves in the air after it's been 'melted'?  I can't decide whether it's a pleasant smell or not lol.  What do you think?

I added a few beautiful flowers to the top right of the design & thought a tag wouldn't go astray either.  I used seam binding & what I call a 'tulle lace' to give it a more delicate touch.

Do you see the little heart on the left?  That was sent to me as a freebie with a small order I made on a Facebook group that I belong to.  I had no idea at the time what I was going to use it for but it just sort of found it's way on to my design lol.  I added the cute little flower embellie with a pearl on the top & voila, a small highlight of the moment lol.

I had fun adding the bow, some more tulle lace & a little flower charm that too was ordered from Facebook.  Seriously I have to get off these groups because I am spending too much money lol.  Oh well, they were going at a great price, so how could I not? ;)

Do you like all the flowers that I have added?  I don't normally put too many flowers on my designs but this one sort of started blooming them all by itself lol.  

In real life though, they look really lovely on the design, even if I do say so myself :)  They really give it that extra feminine & dainty touch.

I added the stand to the back of the design so that it can stand up & look really pretty on a tabletop.

Do you see the sentiment 'the sweetest thing'?  It is a metal rivet that I have had in my stash for quite some time & finally I was able to use it :)  So glad about that :)

Do you want to see the design on face value?
Well, before I show it to you, I want to mention that I followed this sketch at CLP Sketch Challenge.  It was a lot of fun :)

This is how it turned out.

All in all I had the best time putting this cutie together.  
One day I will use these Besties again but next time I will see what they look like in other colours :)

Oooohhh, we are only limited by our imagination, right? :)

If you would like to pin this design to your Pinterest board:


This design has been popped into my


I would like to include my design into the following challenges:

Besties Challenge - Anything Goes
My Besties Dutch Girls #8 - Bling Bling
Papertake Weekly - Make It Sparkle
Tuesday Throwdown #165 - Things with wings
Crafty Creations #240 - So charming
Penny's Challenge #145 - Two or more patterned papers
Crafty Ribbons #62 - Anything goes with ribbon
Allsorts #225 - Button up (flower button on left)
Sweet Stampin - Glamour & Glitz
Corrosive #183 - Mother, Maiden, Crowe
A Creative Romance - Dies or punches
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Oldie But A Goodie - Dies & punches (Button & Sentiment rivet)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Something blue
CLP - Sketch
CMC Copic Challenge Group #77 - Anything goes
Copic Marker Europe - Photo inspiration


Have you entered for my blog candy yet? You should do might win :)
Click on either image to enter.


Have you heard that there is a new Challenge & Design Team in cyber town?

Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge 
goes live with our very first challenge on the 1st October.

It is going to be a challenge you will not want to miss!
 So, feel free to become a follower of my blog & I promise to update you with the most unique challenge that will get your creative thoughts thinking outside of the box. Seriously, you don't want to miss it :)

Thank you so much for popping by.
I will be back tomorrow to present one of our lovely DT ladies to you.
See you then :)

Big hugs xxx

Thank goodness for social media :)  Feel free to keep up with me :)
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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Introducing DDCC Designer Julie :)

Good morning my dove loves :)
(I know...I have been saying this for the last few weeks to my friends etc & they look at me kinda weird when I do lol.  But for some reason, it just keeps coming out :)  Oh well, maybe I will start off a new greeting trend lol.

I will be making two posts today.  
This one to introduce you to DT Julie & the one a bit later to show you my latest design for the Aussie Besties challenge.  The above pic is a little Dreamtime glimpse :)  Do you like the colours?  I think you are going to like this design coming up so hopefully you will join me a bit later to have a better look :)

Until then....

Introducing another one of our DT Members at 
Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge is Julie :)

Julie's blog is: Something Beautiful By Julie :)

Which is quite appropriate as her designs are beautiful.  Julie is also from Australia in New South Wales so it is nice to have a team member living not far from me :) Probably about an hours drive away.  Everyone else is in different countries, so its great having a friend in the same time zone :)

Here is Julie's profile so that you can get to know her a little better too.


Hi I'm Julie Gleeson. 
I am a stay at home Mum. I have 5 kids, ranging in age from 21 down to 2, and a patient Hubby. We live at Macksville on the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia. 

I love nothing more than doing crafts for relaxation and enjoyment. I have been making cards for the last 21 years, but only recently started a blog when I was asked by Sherri Baldy to join her US Design team. I have also since then become a DT Member for her Aussie My-Besties Challenge Blog and the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog.

I have studied Art full time over 5 years and love all types of Art and Craft including, Painting, Folk Art, Ceramics, Jewellery, Mosaic, Teddy and Doll Making, Dance Costumes, and more recently Hair Accessories.  I have also taught classes in many of the above crafts to Ladies and Children, at Spotlight and various other places.  I also work a few shifts a month in a craft gallery in Nambucca Heads, where I sell some of my work!

When I was asked to be on the Design Team for Lisa's new blog Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge Blog, I was so excited and thrilled. It is going to be a great adventure and learning experience for me, and the other team members.  I gather inspiration from many other artists, but always add my own flare to my work. I hope you will gather inspiration from me also.

Yours in Craftiness Julie xox


Feel free to have a look at her post when Julie announced to her blog followers that she was chosen for the DDCC Design Team.  You can see it here.  While you are there don't forget to become a follower of her blog.  Julie has wonderful designs that I am sure you would love to be updated with each new addition to her blog.

Thank you so much Julie & I hope you are have a fabulous time with the first challenge at hand :)

We can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Well, that is it from me this morning.
See you again later today when I update you with my new design :)

Hugs xx


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Friday, September 20, 2013

Introducing DDCC Designer Gemma :)

Good morning my lovely blog friends :)

It's a beautiful day, the sun is shining & even though it's a little windy, I have been having a wonderful time sitting out in the garden checking emails etc on my phone.  Shame I don't have any washing to do as it would be the perfect weather for it with getting it dry.  However, I am thankful that I don't have any house chores to do today :)  It is a day for crafting for me :)

We are now more than half way through with presenting the new 
Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge Design Team to you :) 

The next designer I would like to introduce to you is Gemma :)

Gemma's blog is Handmade by Gem

Gemma has settled nicely into our little Facebook DT Group & we have all been bugging her with product suggestions & advice.  We have found that Gemma has used a few different techniques & items that we haven't used before, so Gemma has been wonderful in shedding some light for us :)  Thanks Gem :)

Gemma has written her profile for us :)


Hiya, I’m Gemma, 
I’m 28 and have been married 8 years to the love of my life who I met when I was 14! We have 2 cats and an 8 month old baby girl! 

I’ve always crafted in some form, I started with cross stitch when I was very young and have tried my hand at all sorts! My big passion at the moment is Cardmaking, I can spend many an hour colouring in. My favourite things to use to colour are Promarkers and Prismacolor Pencils. I also love working on my Project Life! 

I came across Dreamtime Designs whilst browsing blogland recently and decided to enter the DT call and am very excited to have been asked to join this group of lovely ladies and become a Designette! 

I can’t wait to get started and I am looking forward to the upcoming challenges!


You can find Gemma's original DT announcement post to her blog friends here.

Talking of our challenges, here are Gemma's thoughts on the first DDCC adventure after she found out the details :)


I was excited to find out what our first DDCC would be and I was anticipating something out of the ordinary as we had been hinted at that this was to be like no other Challenge blog out there...but oh my word I was seriously underestimating the task at hand and I am left wondering if I have perhaps bitten off more than I could chew with this one! 

It's going to take some serious thought, planning, and outside of the box thinking but this is exactly what I need to get me off my bum out of my comfort zone and taking my crafting to new levels! I have planned my project out and can't wait to get started, I just hope it doesn't take me longer than I think! 

Gem xx


Thank you so much Gemma.
I really cannot wait to see what creative cooking you have going on in your craft room Gemma :)  You can read Gemma's post on her blog about the first challenge here.

Don't forget to check out all of Gemma's wonderful designs & see what she has been getting up to in the craft world.  Become a follower so that you don't miss out on her blog & design updates :)

I am sooo keen to see what all of the DT are going to be doing for their first challenge projects.  It is going to be amazing!

Before I go, I just want to remind you of the blog candy that is available to you.  There isn't very long left to get your entry in.  You can enter by clicking on the image:

There will be three winners.  Good luck :)

Have a great day everyone.
See you tomorrow.

Hugs x


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