08 February 2016

Week Two for Challenge #54: Looking Forward, Looking Back

Hello Peeps! Hope your week has gone well. 

School has gone back here, after the long summer holiday's and life is returning to normal. I have a photo for you, taken this morning at Lauderdale Beach (in the South-East of Tassie) by Greg Faull. He is such a gifted photographer and he loves this state. 



It's a bit overcast this morning but that will burn off soon and the sun will shine through.
I thought this photo followed the theme of our current challenge quite well - the old and the new, with the 'mirror' of the sea reflecting the sky!

Remember the challenge is
Looking forward, Looking back - TWIST a window or mirror

This month we are challenging you to take a look towards or into the future, and at the same time, reference looking back to the past. 

There are many way you can go with this challenge and the TWIST  - here are some:
Birthdays, Valentines, Anniversaries, Births, Weddings and all that comes in between!

To inspire you a little more there is a prize - chosen by random number - and there is also a chance of being selected as the DT Favourite(s) 

The Prize
There are two Couture Creation Dies - small - up for grabs this month

Normally we would be announcing winner's here too from the last challenge, but I did that back in January for December, and we had no Challenge in January - so, no winners to announce!

No Guest Designer's this month either, but some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team Girls, including a big welcome back to Shylaa, who has been on sick-leave!

A card for a new home owner.  I've used a little die-cut house for the twist.


Best wishes card for a new home



Looking through the window of the camera to someone looking back - 
Birthday's are a beginning too!

So you can go HERE, scroll down and enter your version of this theme. 
Remember, no stamps please.

01 February 2016

Ready for a New Year and a New Challenge #54?


We are!

Challenge #54, 2016



Looking forward, Looking back - TWIST a window or mirror

This month we are challenging you to take a look towards or into the future, and at the same time, reference looking back to the past. There is an Australian song by past iconic songster Slim Dusty (Country and Western) and as soon as I thought of this challenge, that song popped into my mind.

These are the first two verses:

Looking forward, looking back
I’ve come a long way down the track
Got a long way left to go
Making songs, from what I know

Making sense of what I’ve seen
All the love we’ve had between
You and I, along the track
Looking forward, looking back

Now, there are many way you can go with this challenge and the TWIST of the window or mirror:

Birthdays, Valentines, Anniversaries, Births, Weddings and all that comes in between!

To inspire you a little more there is a prize - chosen by random number - and there is also a chance of being selected as the DT Favourite(s) - an honor that does not garner any material wealth but does allow you to boast a lot on your blog!

The Prize
There are two Couture Creation Dies - small - up for grabs this month


You will have until the 26th February to enter this challenge, and your entry can be anything involving paper craft EXCEPT stamping or using a digi stamp  - and to inspire you even further here are some pieces made by some of the Design Team - please go and leave a lovely comment on their blog to let them know how much their work is appreciated!






A Wedding is a new beginning of a life together with your partner.
Twist .....church window in background

A woman looking forward to her golden years as she looks backwards 
and reflects on her beautiful past.




CG
CG made this encourage her to continue with the positive changes in her life.


A card for a young friend who has just purchased her own home in the country

Here is the Linky thingy - just add your piece here
We look forward to seeing what you create!


11 January 2016

Holiday post for the winners!

Hi all - hope you had a great Christmas break and a fabulous New Year celebration - or were you like me, curled up in front of the TV with a glass of champers at midnight with the hubby? I think I m getting a bit old!

Anyway a belated Happy New Year to you all!


Anyhow, I just popped in to let you now who won the December Challenge - Sparkle

Remember, we are on a holiday break (summer here) and will be back on the 1st February!

Our random winner is



Her quilled exploding card was ingenious!

Congratulations Vinitha!

Our DT Fvourite(s) for December are:


and


Congratulations to both!

Keep safe for the rest of January, and come and see us on the 1st for our first challenge for 2016!

Cheers, 

28 December 2015

Final Week for this challenge and the year!


Hi Peeps!
I hope that you all had a great week and are fully recovered and ready for the

NEW YEAR 2016!

The current challenge at this blog ends at midnight on Friday

We then take a summer break, returning on 
the first Monday in February which is the 1st February!

Until then, here is a great photo taken this morning by a friend of mine to remind you how beautiful this small island can be!



Snug Falls, Tasmania - 27th December, 2015 by Greg Faull

Our current challenge is

Sparkle - and make us smile!

I am offering a gift voucher to an on-line shop of choice to the winner to the value of approx $20 Au

Create something all sparkly for Christmas or for New Year or for any reason really! 
We look forward to seeing your creations.

The twist is to create something that makes us smile!
This does not mean it has to be an amusing item - just something that we smile at!

Some further inspiration to spur you on to create!



You can enter your creation

Remember - no stamps please!


21 December 2015

Not long now!

That big man in a red suit is getting ready to arrive!

Meanwhile we have been having a heat wave in Australia so he has had to take a dip to cool off!


I am sure he will be appropriately dressed by Christmas Eve!


Meanwhile, we are entering week 3 for our current challenge.


December: Sparkle - and make us smile!

I will offer a gift voucher to an on-line shop of choice to the winner to the value of approx $20 Au


Sparkle! 
Create something all sparkly for Christmas or for New Year or for any reason really! 
We all end up with glitter all over us and workroom anyway so go for it!

The twist is to create something that makes us smile!
This does not mean it has to be an amusing item - just something that we smile at!

The DT have added some more gems to the inspiration board and here they are


Berina gave us two this week!





Well, there you are - I know it is a busy time for lots of us but you may have to take a sanity break and just craft something and it might as well be be sparkly!

Merry Christmas to you all and see you next week!

You can enter your item 


by scrolling down to the Linky!



15 December 2015

Couldn't resist this!

"Reindeer just don't cut the mustard in the outback" was the caption that caught my eye first on FB this morning, and I looked at the photo and just knew I had to put it up here!

Australian Working Dog Rescue

Merry Christmas Peeps!
Hope your plans are coming to fruition for the festive season!

14 December 2015

Week Two of our Sparkle challenge and the winners from November

Hello Peeps! How is the countdown to Christmas going for you? 
I think I am doing OK which probably means I have forgotten something! 

This month the challenge is to:

Sparkle - and make us smile!


You can create something all sparkly for Christmas, not necessarily a card 

We all end up with glitter all over us and the creative space anyway at this time of the year
so go for it!

The twist is to make us (the readers) smile!

This can be with your project or with your post about that project!

Prize:
A $20 Aust. Gift Voucher to an on-line shop of choice
(must be able to issue gift vouchers)


Before we go to our wonderful DT Inspiration work,  I have to announce the winner of November's challenge


A lovely card for a sister

Congratulations Carol! The die will be posted asap!

Unfortunately, there are no prizes for the Favorite apart from Honor and Glory!
This month we choose three (3) DT Favorites:

Look at that quilled kitchen!

So much texture!

Altered sauce bottles!

Well done Crafters!

Now, we have several Guests in the Design Team this month

 The first one is Dawn Lancaster!



I'm delighted to have been invited to GDT at Unstampabelles this month.
Here's a little bit about me.
I live in Edinburgh, Bonnie Scotland, with my husband & two feline friends.
I am a dental nurse by day & love to craft of an evening.
I've pretty much crafted all my life one way or another. When I was small, I used to love those little paper dressing up dolls & spent hours cutting out the different outfits & having fashion shows with them. My mum also taught me how to knit & sew.
I've been making cards for about 10 years now. I saw the lovely cards my mum was making & decided to have a bash myself, so got her to show me a few tips & techniques.The first proper card I made was for my Dad's 70th Birthday. From there, things just spiralled out of control & I now have a house full of crafty bits & pieces. 




Love the red nose!

Our second GDT member is Aussie Annie


who has made us this

and we have a third GDT member this month

My Photo
About myself 
I am an ENT Surgeon from India and crafting especially papercrafts is something which helps me big time to destress and keep me relaxed ! Unstampabelles is very very special to me as several years back [Feb 2012 to be exact] when I started crafting , a simple quilled framework I made using recycled materials was picked as the DT favorite and showcased on Susan's Unstampabelles...it gave me such a huge morale boost! Thank you so much Susan for having me here once again
I will share a tutorial on my blog but I am going out of station and so will post on 16th once I am back

Thank you to all our Guests for their willingness to create especially for us!

 Dale, one of our DT members has also made three cards to inspire you


For this card I used glitter stickers

For this card I used glitter washi tape

For this card I used glitter cardstock and the die-cut ornament has a glitter pattern on it too.


So, some great pieces of work to make you inspired to create and then to post into our challenge - you have till the end of December to enter this challenge


and scroll down to the Linky!


07 December 2015

Merry Christmas and all that! Challenge #53

Time is ticking down to Christmas!

Tick tock, tick tock........

Christmas time is here... ...So quit complaining it's too early and get into the holiday spirit already. girlphotoblogs.com:

The November challenge was well received and we have some lovely pieces to scrutinize!
Thank you for your entry

Winner's announces as per usual in the second week

This month the challenge is to:

Sparkle - and make us smile!


You can create something all sparkly for Christmas, not necessarily a card 

We all end up with glitter all over us and the creative space anyway at this time of the year
so go for it!

The twist is to make us (the readers) smile!

This can be with your project or with your post about that project!

Prize:
A $20 Aust. Gift Voucher to an on-line shop of choice
(must be able to issue gift vouchers)
The Design Team have entered the challenge with gusto and created some amazing things
Just wait and see what we have!



I created LOTS of sparkle everywhere with these








(Berina says: I made a shaker card with sequins for sparkle and shaker cards always make me smile)








So, folks - lets us see if you can create a sparkle without using your stamps!

You have four weeks to get your entry in
It does not have to be a Christmas card - just a sparkly thing made mostly from paper!



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