01 September 2015

September challenge coming soon

Great lot of entries for August. Remember,  we work on the first Monday of the month and each Monday after that - so see you next Monday for our latest challenge and the Monday after for August winners!

Keep well and craft away!

24 August 2015

Last week of Challenge #49: White on White

What an amazing collection of beautiful things people are making for this challenge - please remember though, NO STAMPS, even tiny ones as it is unpleasant to have to disqualify someone when their project is so beautiful and time and effort has gone into creating it. There are some beautiful items entered so far - but we are always looking for more!

I must say the Design Team have created some simply stunning things under this theme, and such a variety of things too - plenty to inspire you as you still have five days to get something made and entered in the challenge. 

Remember the theme is White on White
 and the twist is to introduce ONE other colour. 

Here is even more inspiration from the DT!


Such a personalised decoration for someone...

What can I say - I have a lot of dies.....

Jen Leeflang 


I suggest you go to Jen's blog as I think she might have a link to the tutorial to make these beautiful things!

Berina

Another elegant creation

The prize for the challenge


If you go 


you can leave your entry!
Remember, it closes at midnight on the 28th August, Aust. Standard Time

17 August 2015

Challenge#49: Midway

Hello Peeps!

Have we got some amazing inspiration for you for our current challenge! Remember, it is White on White, with a touch of one other colour. I can hardly believe some of the ways the DT have interpreted this challenge - working in paper and/or applying paper crafter techniques and working without using any stamps at all.

We swing from off-the-page items, jewelry and furnishing to lovely cards. 

There is a prize of course (random selection)
The widest lace is 14 cm approx


and we also have a DT Favourite announced each month

Look at these!


Quilled Orchid jewellery



and finally


and then there were two!


 Zentangling with gold pens on paper mache deer

There must be something in all this inspiration over the last three posts that inspire you and urge you to get involved? 
If you are feeling that creative urge, get going to the workshop/space and give in to it!

Then go 


and upload your work to show us what you have done!
Happy Crafting!

10 August 2015

Time for the July Winner!

Welcome to week two of the August Challenge - White on white! 
The twist is to add ONE colour
It is a bit appropriate as it turns out!

You may or may not be aware that the weather predictions were correct and we have had a big dump of snow in Hobart in the last week, down to sea level. Not as bad as 1986, but nearly! We get very excited about snow because it is a fairly rare event, and to get it to sea level is just amazing! However, as I am writing this up it is a sun shiny and blue day and warmer temps all round but the snow is lingering on the hills.

OK now about the challenge - for this challenge we have a prize:


A packet of lace

So July - we had some amazing entries for this challenge; such interesting takes of the theme

Who won in July?  Well, it was

No 5 - My Specialist


This is apparently a Moo!

Congratulations Zoe! Prize on its way!

The DT Favourite was 

No 6 - Sindu


This is an aarathi plate or beautifully quilled garden

Congratulations Sindu!

In other news we have a new team member:





I'm Berina. I'm from India, currently living in Park Ridge, New Jersey with my husband and 20 month old daughter. I've been crafting in some way or other, right from my childhood. I used to make simple greeting cards for my family, learnt to make both fabric as well as paper flowers, tried my hand at embroidery, learnt to crochet and made some jewelry. I started blogging only a few years ago and that is when I came to know about the awesome world of paper crafting and blogging. From then on, there's no stopping. I like to experiment new styles and techniques. I love to learn new stuff and get creative. I create CAS cards as well as layered cards and everything in between. I love the simplicity of the CAS cards and the beauty of cards with layers and lots of embellishments. Like most of us, I find crafting to be really a stress buster.

Welcome Berina and we cannot wait to see some more examples of your beautiful work

More news......last month I promised if we got to 300 followers I would offer a prize 

Well, we are there!
So....
Winner of the random draw from the last 10 followers to join, once we had got to 300 is......

Lucyna Marynowska!

Congratulations Lucyna - prize is on it's way

Thanks to all of our followers, and welcome also to our newest followers - I hope you enjoy our little blog and our challenges!

Do you want some more inspiration for the challenge?
What about these?

Jen Leeflang


and 



Why not go to the Design Team blogs and leave some love!
Be inspired and then create!
Remember, you can go 


to enter - and you have to be in it to win it!






03 August 2015

Challenge#49: White on White

The TWIST for August is to add just one other colour!

The Prize is

A packet of lace!

Your project (it does not have to be a card) will be predominantly white and there can be a touch of one other colour added to it if you are also doing the TWIST.

It is winter here (well, perhaps not officially now but it still feels very much like it!) and the predictions for today is for lots of snow, down to the city - which is like saying down to sea level nearly. The last time we had snow in the city, schools were closed and people could not travel to work. It was nearly 30 years ago. This will be interesting!!

However, meanwhile there has been lots of beautiful whiteness on the mountain 


However, down near the river edge.....

This one below was in the river near the docks Saturday

Yes, dolphins.....

This was taken in one of the beach suburbs on Friday
photos by Greg Faull

I do love my home state - so many different moods and views.....


On with the challenge!

What has the DT come up with you ask?


      White plus silver mat.

 White and Gold Mixed Media Canvas

Susan



Isn't the DT amazing!
Now, over to you!

Remember, the winner's for July will be announced next week, so we will see you back then with some more news and inspiration. In the meantime, see what you can create - over to you!

NO Stamps please

Link up your entries below


27 July 2015

Last Post for July Challenge#48: Bunch of Flowers

Hello Peeps

I was just looking through the entries for this month and realising how clever people are to create some of their amazing pieces: and then there is the super work of the DT. They just blow me away!

You have a week left to enter the current challenge. We are heading into spring at a fast clip, and there are already lambs and other small animals making their way into the world. This Mum sheep and her two lambs, photographed near Dunally - the town that was devastated by fire two years ago - are certainly making the most of the good winter feed!

Greg Faull photo

I quite like a lamb roast - don't you! 

A Reminder:  the challenge for July is to Grab a Bunch - of Flowers!  
Get creative and make some flowers - in fact the twist is to make a garden!

Prize

Other Stuff:
  1. Still need more people to join up as followers to make the 300 so that a prize will be announced! It will be a random draw from the last 10 people to join for the prize once it reaches 300+. 
  2. As mentioned earlier, we have said goodbye to several of the Design Team this month - therefore we have some places to fill if you are interested in joining. If you would like to be part of the team, please send me an email with a link to your blog or display page and reasons why you think you would be a good fit with our ideals and team - suhogan(@)gmail(dot)com
Now we still have a couple of new pieces of work for you to look at - and admire - and get inspired to create.

Flowers made with die cuts



Some rolled flowers, this time!


                                                   Shylaashree

Quilled Watering can with flowers

While my flower making is not the most creative or amazing, unlike Shylaa's wonderful flowers, I know there are some of you out there who are fabulous at creating roses, and similar! We would love to see your attempts and look forward to your entry.

20 July 2015

Who would have Thunk It........

....we are halfway through July! Only six months to Christmas folks! 


However, it is still the middle of winter here, and Santa would freeze his toes off in that get-up, not mention other parts of his anatomy! I realise he would survive in those parts north of the equator however, and expect there are a few people having a Christmas in July party and wondering how we eat all that heavy food at Christmas down here! The answer is of course, we don't usually eat all the heavy food - it's seafood, and salads and cold ham and turkey, with icecream plum puddings, along with ice cold wine and beer! Santa would fit right in in that get-up!



Why am I wittering on about summer and such stuff? Because the DT has been channelling summer and spring in their DT Inspiration for you this week, for the Unstampabelles Challenge #48 Grab a Bunch - of Flowers,  that's why!


 (the sentiment is not stamped but printed onto the card using MS Word)

Susan
Flowers made with old Spellbinders die


Shylaashree
Quilled home decor to refresh


Pop-out Card

So, pop over and give them some much deserved love for their great inspiration this week!

Then pop into your Craft Cabin and Create up a storm (of flowers)
You know you have lots of flower dies - drag them out and use them!

The enter the result 


You could be in the way to win this!

Prize

Other Stuff:
  1. Still only four more people to join up a followers to make the 300 so that a prize will be announced! I decided to have a random draw from the last 10 people to join for the prize. This makes it a bit fairer and people will not be hanging back to the last minute
  2. As mentioned earlier, we have said goodbye to several of the Design Team this month - therefore we have some places to fill if you are interested in joining. If you would like to be part of the team, please send me an email with a link to your blog or display page and reasons why you think you would be a good fit with our ideals and team - suhogan(@)gmail(dot)com

15 July 2015

Winner's Announcement botched!

Here it is Wednesday morning and I was casually looking at the blog when I realised I didn't actually announce the winners on Monday when I did the Winner's blog! Is that a major senior moment or what!

My apologies to all concerned and here are the winners for June!



The prize is 

and for
DT Favourite 
(sorry, no prize -only honour and glory!)


Ladies, if you don't already have an email from me, please comment below and I will try again!

Once again peeps, my apologies - don't know what is happening to me!!
Brain Freeze probably from the cold weather!


13 July 2015

June Winners announced, DT call and Followers Prize

Hello Peeps, hope you are all warm and snug (or cool and chilled out, if you live north of the equator)! 

Sunrise in Hobart on Saturday morning

Photo by Greg Faull

Only four more people to join up a followers and a prize will be announced! 
It has been drawn to my attentions some of you may be hanging back so I decided to have a random draw from the last 10 people to join for the prize. 
This makes it a bit fairer and people will not be hanging back waiting.... waiting.......NOW!

As mentioned earlier, we have said goodbye to several of the Design Team this month - therefore we have some places to fill if you are interested in joining.

 If you would like to be part of the team, please send me an email with a link to your blog or display page and reasons why you think you would be a good fit with our ideals and team - suhogan(@)gmail(dot)com

On to the current Challenge#48 

Grab a Bunch - of Flowers!  
Get creative and make some flowers - in fact the twist is to make a garden!

Prize
An embossing folder of flowers

To give you some inspiration, we have a Guest Designer this month 

Guest Designer
Alicia O'Briant
Hi, I am Alicia O'Bryant, a mother and wife who also works full time as an office manager.  I have been crafty since childhood.  I owned a jewelry crafting business for over 20 years and have been paper crafting for almost as long.  I enjoy the city of life of Cincinnati, Ohio where I have lived for 18 years.   I love to scrapbook as well as create cards and mixed media projects.  



                                 The butterfly is a store purchased one made of parchment


and from the DT.....

A hatbox style cupcake box by


and from me
A screen card full of Gerbera's!

Don't forget to enter your project 


See you next week!


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