22 September 2014

Final Week to show us how Amusing you can be!

The theme for September is  Be Funny - and the TWIST is

FRAME IT!

Go on, you can be funny

Saw this on FB - its probably me! 
Thought it had potential for a family member's card.......


Remember, it does not need to be a card; it can be a scrap page, a tag, a gift.......

There is a great prize too

 Sponsored by Susan (me) and the Wood Fellow (hubby!)

The prize is this Spellbinders diecut set


ALSO, we are having a DT CALL

 We are having to say goodbye to Hilde - who needs space to fight a bigger battle ....when that battle is won Hilde, we would welcome you back with glee! 

So, that means we are looking for several new DT members, as we want to try a two team style, with team A and B producing work for the first and third Mondays only.  If you are interested in more details, please email me HERE and put DT call in the subject line.

Now, some final inspiration for the month from several DT members and myself!

                                                                Wynn



Susan

and 


What is it with getting older? Why do we find it a source of amusement - especially if the recipient is older than the giver? The alternative of getting older is not that amusing - maybe it is the sheer relief that another year has passed, we are still here (well, mostly here) and we get a bit giddy with it all???

Whatever amuses you, show it to us!
REMEMBER: NO STAMPS!

We look forward to seeing your entry HERE


15 September 2014

Midway through Challenge #39 - Be Funny PLUS a Design Team Call


Yes, be funny - and the TWIST is

FRAME IT!

Halfway through, and we have several very amusing entries for this challenge
Remember, it does not need to be a card - a scrap page, a tag, a gift.......

There is a great prize too

 Sponsored by Susan (me) and the Wood Fellow (hubby!)

The prize is this Spellbinders diecut set


DT CALL

Some other news. We are having to say goodbye to one of our team - Hilde - who needs space to fight a bigger battle than what card to make. Our thoughts and prayers go to her and our thanks for her work to date.When the battle is won Hilde, we will welcome you back with glee! 

So, that means we are looking for several new DT members, as we want to try a two team style, with team A and B producing work for the first and third Mondays only.  If you are interested in more details, please email me HERE and put DT call in the subject line.


Now, here is some more DT work to inspire you to create!

NO STAMPS please!
We just have to disqualify you






(Susan - I have several good friends I could give this too!)

using a wine bottle label

So, two weeks remaining in the challenge.  You will find the link 

We look forward to seeing your work - remember NO STAMPS PLEASE

08 September 2014

Late Winners Post

Hi my name is Susan and I have recently had some anesthetic...... well, that's my excuse anyway for forgetting to even write this post let alone schedule it! Sorry it is so late!



This post is to announce the winner for August's challenge

 A Significant Birthday!
TWIST: use/create a shaped CARD

We were sponsored for August by the wonderful

Regal Craft
and the prize was
$15.00 voucher to be spent in their on-line store!

The winner of this prize is:

This is a book card - you really should visit the blog and check it out! Love the decoupage too!

Congratulations Clair! I will be in contact with details to collect the prize!

Now, we also have a DT favourite to announce and again the standard was so high it was too difficult to pick only one, so this month there are two! No prize - just honour and glory I am afraid, but I will email through ladies the badge to display if you choose to show blogland your efforts were appreciated!

Love that art deco look

and

Bet her daughter loved this!

Congratulations to you both! We hope you will be back soon for our next challenge - talking of which, what is the September challenge?

Challenge#39: Be Funny


and the TWIST is

to "frame it"

 Sponsored by Susan (me) and the Wood Fellow (hubby!)
The prize is this Spellbinders diecut set


Now I made this card for inspiration, thinking it was quietly amusing, and printed the sentiment off using the computer. I am not happy with it - betcha you could do far better!


I love a good bath - probably why I have a few wrinkles!


I hand drew my bath and occupant, and then paper pieced the bath itself


I wet embossed a line across the bath with SU EP Pool Party, and added a few water splashes as well, using a Versa Mark pen. I glued down some cotton wool for steam over my occupant - to be discreet!


When complete, it looked like it needed something else........


......so I chopped the top off, and created a tag using the SU tag punch.......



.....I thought it could be attached to a gift box of bath salts!

Now, your turn to be amusing!
Enter your piece 



This may explain the anesthetic!




01 September 2014

September is A Funny Time.....


So, what is the September challenge?


Challenge#39: Be Funny


and the TWIST is
to "frame it"

 Sponsored by Susan (me) and the Wood Fellow (hubby!)

The prize is this Spellbinders diecut set


So, a great prize and well worth accepting this challenge!

OK, so what will be acceptable for this challenge?

Well, there are many ways you can be funny or represent comedy in your craft - visual gags and images, puns and plays of words, innuendo (but keep it family clean) ......... what could be done here with this, for example? 

"Oh Ship, I forgot your birthday!"

I found it on Pinterest. Yes, you can use it - be my guest!

Quotations from the rich, often old and famous can be mildly amusing and attached to an image - a photo, a drawing, an image taken from a magazine or book..........they can make some good cards. Mae West has some crackers and there are lots of images of her on the web! Some of the Vintage sites have great material as well. Some of the craft sites also have decoupage sets.


I have included this here because it is so borderline with the rules of no stamps, including digi's but this one is, I think, still acceptable.  It is NOT a stamp or a digital stamp, as it is a coloured image in a digital decoupage kit purchased from Bugaboo  but there are quite a number of other companies out there that also produce them.  It has been printed out several times and then various bits cut to decoupage.   I also have added to the image with some sparkle..... the rules do say decoupage and we don't stipulate where people can purchase their kits from. 


If you want to go that way, then you will not be penalized or excluded from the challenge.

However, the DT have gone another way and they have some amazing inspiration here for you also
                            
                                                            Wynn
                          






This one is hand drawn and the spiders added as is the heart. Idea again from Pinterest.



Using oversized chipboard letters and a felt number.


She has used the Sihouette Cameo cut and print feature to create everything on this card, with the exception of the days of the week washi tape pieces in the upper right hand corner.

Well, there you have it! I do hope you feel inspired to join in and make a Funny card, scrap page or item from paper without resorting to stamps (digital or rubber) - don't forgetto FRAME IT for the TWIST.


25 August 2014

Last Week for August Challenge: A Significant Birthday

Spring seems to have Sprung here in Tasmania!

And don't we know it with lambs bobbing about and blossoms abounding! On the various coasts of our little island, the waters are smooth (albeit cold) and the reflections are stunning. 




This photo is at a small seaside fishing village called Strahan, on the west coast of Tassie.

So, with time rushing on, you have only until the 29th August to get your entry in for the current challenge:

 A Significant Birthday!
TWIST: use/create a shaped CARD

Now, the birthday may be one that ends in zero, or be for a Right of Passage birthday but it could also be for a significant person, or a birthday that has a special significance - that's OK, just explain that in your blog when you post the card.

Yes, there is a prize because we are sponsored for August by the wonderful

Regal Craft
and the prize is
$15.00 voucher to be spent in their on-line store!



Do we have some more inspiration for you? 
When have we ever let you down!

Hilde : My first go at making a heart shaped easel card...it was fun....

Open

Shut!

Jane


Susan - a house shape, for a friend who has just moved to a  new house and is celebrating her birthday at the same time as having a house warming! Roof pulls up with card inside.


..............and a gorgeous gussie: Sentiment on back. 

Remember, all you have to do is make a card (hopefully using a shape of some kind and make it for a Significant Birthday - remember, if it is not a Rite of Passage birthday or one that ends in zero, please say why it is significant. Also NO STAMPS please. 

You can enter it 

18 August 2014

Midway Post for Challenge #38 - August: A Significant Birthday

Well, there are a few Belle's who have birthday's this month - Happy Birthday to Hilde and yes, myself: but a really BIG Happy Birthday to Tracey, who is having a SIGNIFICANT birthday this month!

Class Reunion Centerpiece Idea - Air-filled Balloon Centerpieces are inexpensive and easy to make. Use your school colors!

Isn't it fortuitous that our theme this month is SIGNIFICANT BIRTHDAYS!
The TWIST is a shaped card, if you dare to take it!

We are being sponsored again by



Regal Craft
with a prize of a $15.00 voucher to be spent in the on-line store
Many thanks to the lovely people in Launceston!!

Now, for some lovely DT inspiration:  our Guest Designer, Deb, has outdone herself and created a second card for us for midway.  Wasn't that nice of her!



 love that cupcake!

                                                         
       Our DT also came up trumps:



Using shaped card from Kanban

Susan: a carpenter's pouch 




I love vintage china tea cups & saucers as well as beautiful tea pots.
When I saw this shaped card, I knew instantly that I wanted to create something special with it.




Using template from stash

Hope that gets the creative juices flowing! 

All you have to do is make a card (hopefully using a shape of some kind - Pinterest was full of good ideas on that!) and make it for a Significant Birthday - remember, if it is not a Rite of Passage birthday or one that ends in zero, please say why it is significant.

You can enter it 


11 August 2014

Winners from Challenge #37

This challenge was themed "I Could Have Danced all Night" and the TWIST was to use ribbon!

Our wonderful Sponsor for this month were the ladies at 



and they offered a $15 voucher to the winner of the challenge!
WOW - that is amazing! Thanks ladies!

The winner is going to have a ball 'cause FWAB are having another BIG sale this month!
As we only had a few entries this month, I used the pick out of a hot method to get the winner.....

That winner is.......

Love the ribbon Twist - the belt on the dress!


The Design Team favourite for the month was
Such an amusing take on the theme!

Congratulations  to you two and Well Done to the others who entered on accepting the challenge!

Ladies, I will email both of you soon re the prize for the winner and the badges that you can display proudly on your blogs.

Now, hopefully our next challenge will be a bit easier to meet:

The new Challenge is :  A Significant Birthday!
Challenge found HERE

TWIST: use/create a shaped CARD

Now, the birthday may be one that ends in zero, or be for a Right of Passage birthday but it could also be for a significant person, or a birthday that has a special significance - that's OK, just explain that in your blog when you post the card.

Yes, there is a prize because we are sponsored for August by the wonderful

Regal Craft
and the prize is
$15.00 voucher to be spent in their on-line store!

Here is a card I made to show the way:


You can find details on how  I made it on my blog HERE, but it involved SU label dies and some beautiful Co-ordinations card - and an idea I got from Pinterest!! Lots of great ideas there........

Now, it's your turn - we already have several really good entries - lets see what else comes in during the month! Looking forward to being able to visit your blogs and congratulate you on your inventiveness!


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