22 June 2015

Challenge #47 Hero's: Final Week

Hello Peeps!
I have been watching the number of followers creeping up, and so I have decided to offer a small prize for the 300'th follower to join Unstampabelles. If you are a lurker, now is the time to join!
More details on this next month!

On to our current challenge #47:

The theme for June is Who is Your Hero/Heroine? 
We all have someone we look up to and admire

Create a mixed media item to celebrate your hero

The twist is to journal about it in your blog


This is the prize on offer

Before we look at some final work from the DT, I have to announce that due to work commitments, the immensely talented Tracey Fehr has had to leave us. We hope that life works out for her and her hubby, and that she can get some time and space to craft with us again, but in the meantime, Tracey we will miss your involvement with us and your fascinating projects. Thank you for being a part of this team.

This means of course that we have a vacancy on the DT - if you are interested in being part of our team, contact me for more details.

Shyla has added a project DESPITE moving house!
Amazing!
Shylaashree




I made this card to thank my wonderful Design Team for all their efforts!

CG 
(My heroes are my husband & his living kidney donor; 
and everyone who helped us through our journey)


Isn't CG's work amazing!
A real memory box

Well, that should surely get those ideas stirring in the brain and itching to be expressed.
We would love to see what you have made
Remember, no stamps - mixed media with a theme of HERO's

Enter your work





15 June 2015

Week Three for June - Who is Your Hero?




The theme is Who is Your Hero/Heroine? 
We all have someone we look up to and admire

Create a mixed media item to celebrate your hero

Your hero may be your spouse or another family member, a national or international figure or indeed a fictional person. 

The twist is to journal about it in your blog

Now, don't tell me you don't have a hero - I am certain we all do - and there are lots of ways you can create a mixed media item to show the world (well, the crafty world) who is your hero currently.

This is the prize on offer

Here are some pieces from the Design Team to lead the way and get your juices flowing with ideas and ways you can describe your hero(s). 

Felicity Aston 
Adventurer and Explorer of the Antarctica (and some more)


(My Mom is my Hero)
Altered book. Explained my hero (great granny) in my post

Susan
My first go at a journalling page

Why not go to Pinterest and look up Multi-media items and then adapt/adopt something you find that you like and make it your item to enter!






08 June 2015

May's Winner for Challenge#47

Second week always belongs to the winners. We are announcing only one winner this month, as the Design Team Favourite and the Random Number winner are one and the same person! 
I guess it happens occasionally!

Our winner and DT Favourite for May is.....

.......drum roll, drum roll........



who has won this die and our admiration for her beautiful album dedicated to her Mother.


Congratulations Alicia

For those of you disappointed it wasn't you, there is another challenge on for June

 This is the prize on offer - two stencils

The theme is Who is Your Hero/Heroine? 
We all have someone we look up to and admire

Create a mixed media item to celebrate your hero
Your hero may be your spouse or another family member, a national or international figure or indeed a fictional person. 
The twist is to journal about it in your blog

Today we have two Guest Designers to inspire you



Chris created two pieces for me as she forgot in the heat of creation the non-stamp rule and had to do over to create this beauty, in praise of the mighty Alice! We have all been down that particular rabbit hole: forgetting about no stamping I mean and then having to remake!



...who did exactly the same thing as Chris and had to have another attempt - even experienced players in this challenge fall foul sometimes.  However, you can see that both Guest Designers got around their hiccup and produced lovely multi media items with no stamps to be seen in this lovely layout depicting her daughter who is her hero.

It can be done

The women who have to live with (and sometimes die from)  Breast Cancer
This one uses a stencil, ink and glitter texture paste!

Your project can be whatever you wish it to be - a card, a box, a tag, a scrap page, a frame or a repurposed object - as long as it is relevant to the theme of Your Hero.
The twist is easy this month - just mention in your blog or wherever you store your image exactly what the Hero thing for you is all about.

You can go 


to link up.



01 June 2015

June already! OMG!

The first Monday of June is the 1st of June this year - apparently there are a lot of Monday's this month too! We will be following our tradition of posting every Monday for four weeks, then have a bit of a break until the first Monday in July...remember our winner's post is always the second Monday, so pop back for a visit then to see who our winner might be.......

This month, the challenge is to see who can mix it up a bit and try a little bit of mixed media -

A technique involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage, that are combined in a single composition.

For a beginner that might be embossing and/or using paint or ink to create a background or using pencils and ink right up to collage work. There are many different ways to use mixed media in our craft.



This artist is Louise O'Hara, and she uses paint, stencils, ink, paper, materials including lace, paste, and other items to create pictures. Look up her Pinterest site to have some drool time!

 This is the prize on offer for June 


The theme is Who is Your Hero/Heroine? 


We all have someone we look up to and admire. Create a mixed media item to celebrate your hero! Your hero may be your spouse or another family member, a national or international figure or indeed a fictional person. 
The twist is to journal about it in your blog

There are some great pieces of inspiration for you to look at so here they are:



I admire Annie Lennox so much. 



Emily Pankhurst and the Suffragettes


When I was a teenager in the 80's I loved her!



Susan 

So, just attach your project below!
We look forward to seeing what you have created! In the meantime, I hope you have gone off to the DT's blogs and left them some blog love! 



25 May 2015

Last Week in May - the year is slipping away!

There are only five more days to get your entry in  for our latest challenge - 

Family History - who is in your family tree? 

Make a scrap page or create a card or photo page/inside a frame about a family member who is in the past.We all have many blossoms in our family tree but we all have lots of nuts too! I am sure we can include our past fur babies too!


The twist is to Make it Vintage!

The prize?


Do you want some more inspiration?



Early in 1950, in Holland, two young lovers said goodbye, as the young girl was emigrating to South Africa with her family.  He promised her that he would follow as soon as he had saved enough money to pay for the sea voyage to Durban.  A year later they were reunited, and were married in 1956 and remained married to each other for the next 41 years, until his death. . The young man was my father and the young girl, my mother, who still remains true to him.  A true love story!  My calendar topper tells the story of that young love.



The last one of the pages done so far for my MIL

So, inspired? You think you can create something for this challenge?









18 May 2015

Midway Through May - Challenge #47 Family Tree

Hello to all our lovely followers and readers - welcome to our Mid May post! We are back to autumnal weather again here in Tassie but have had our share of cold and snow. My photo today is off FB and was taken by Leena Wizz of the Ross Bridge. Ross is a small town in central Tasmania and this bridge was built by convicts in 1836. It is the 3rd oldest stone bridge still in operation in Australia.


After the eye candy, the information. We have a May Challenge!
Remember the prize for this month is the following diecut:



The theme?

Family History - who is in your family tree? 

Make a scrap page or create a card or photo page/inside a frame about a family member who is in the past.We all have many blossoms in our family tree but we all have lots of nuts too! I am sure we can include our past fur babies too!


The twist is to Make it Vintage!

The team have surprised me yet again with their amazing creativity - just look at this lot and say they are not inspirational! Please visit their sites and give them the love they deserve!


(Pieter Schilperoort - Founder of the Dutch Swing College Band - a cousin of my maternal grandmother)



 I interpreted the theme slightly differently to think of members of the family as  different elements of a tree (flower/ fruits, roots, flora , fauna), with light meaning family bond in the center. The project depicts family journey through history




CG - My mother & grandmother in the 1960s


(my grandparents wedding photo in my #listersgottalist book)




Traceymo


This is my wonderful NAN!



You can create an album page, a canvas, a photoframe or a card or your project could be something else entirely! Just remember NO STAMPS please, and to enter by the end of the month!

You a find the inkylink 

11 May 2015

April's Winners Post

Hello Peeps - welcome to the second post in May, where we announce the winners from the previous month. Remember, this happens on a |Monday in Australia! Tasmania to be precise 'cause that's where I live! I set the post to go live at 2.00 a.m. Aust. Eastern Standard Time.

Happy Mother's Day to you all for yesterday. I hope you all had a great day doing what you wanted.


I spent my day at the soccer watching the eldest Granddaughter play - the wet, windy, hot, cold, sunny, wet, windy hot, sunny (you get the idea) day exemplifies why we Tasmanians are always talking about the weather! Still, we had champagne and nibbles as well so why complain!

No, on with the announcing!


Our Challenge #46 for April was

OH BABY!

The TWIST is to make your project fairly non-traditional for babies...

The Prize - new/unused


won by



Love the Japanese theme here!


DT Favorite was



The touch of vintage is lovely!

Congratulations to both of you - you should both have received an email from me by now (if not, please check junk mail and then contact me). 


Challenge #47 for May

Family History - who is in your family tree? 

Make a scrap page or create a card or photo page/inside a frame about a family member 
who is in the past. 

The TWIST is to make it VINTAGE


This is the prize being offered


To give you some more inspiration we have another Guest Designer joining us today




So, let's see what you can create this week following the theme and having a go at the twist if you can, and remembering not to use any stamps! You can do it! We do it all the time!

Enter you work HERE


04 May 2015

May's Challenge #47 - Family History

Hello everyone - I hope you are all well and safe, and enjoying the season. We are having a gentle slide into winter, and today has been bonny! I do enjoy a good autumnal day. This was our place early one morning last week......

Constitution Dock with Mount Wellington in the background left
Photo taken by Greg Faull

Well, we obviously made life too difficult for you all last month, expect for an intrepid four who had a go at our challenge - winners will be announced next Monday as per usual so you will have to curb your curiosity for seven days!

This month we are thinking about family - not just mothers - and what the various members of it mean to us, and indeed what makes a family. Some of us have different families to others and it would be nice to hear about your families in your blogs when you enter.

The theme is 

Family History - who is in your family tree? 

Make a scrap page or create a card or photo page/inside a frame about a family member 
who is in the past. 

The TWIST is to make it VINTAGE


This is the prize being offered:

Pillow Box die - glue shows size


We have several Guest Designers this month, and today we are sharing one by 
Ramona, from Create with Joy
Ramona wrote that 
"This layout is very special because my Mom is no longer with me - she went to heaven a little over a year ago - and I am still processing the loss. This photo was taken before I was born. She served our country as a Marine at a time when that sort of thing was unheard of - and I often reflect upon the courage, commitment and pioneering spirit she must have had as a young woman to pursue that path."



In addition, our Design Team have come up with some beautiful inspiration projects for you to peruse and I would urge you to go to their blogs and give them all the love they deserve! 

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