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!


04 August 2014

Challenge #38 - August: A Significant Birthday

Well that sure is a quick turn-around! We finished the last challenge Friday night and start this one today - whew! Apparently despite all the fantastic DT inspiration, you were not that sure of the challenge theme for July, but hopefully this one will be easier for you to meet!

Remember: winners etc are announced next Monday morning AEST

The new Challenge is :  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!

Many thanks to our sponsor and they also supplied the DT with shaped cards of our choice as well - wasn't that kind! As some of the DT live a long way away from Launceston, Tasmania, you might not see their shaped card from the sponsor until later in the month! 

We also have a Guest Designer again this month - Debbie Reed - and her blog can be found HERE. She has provided us with a wonderful card for inspiration to start the month!

You can find similar Z cards at Regal Craft - I have a lovely one in Kraft!

I love all those hearts and the whole thing just oozes love for the recipient. Many thanks Deb for being our Guest Designer for August!

Now, the DT have also come up with some inspiration - some of the team are currently on summer break but we shall see their work later in the month!

Hilde's Cupcake shaped card

I used a muffin paper and cut it in half and spread it out and it fitted perfectly onto the shape, I left the inside plain

Julene - using Sponsors's card

                          
                                                      
Wynn




Susan - for a person who is turning 95 later this month. She has been a keen gardener.  Using sponsors shaped card



Samara - Cupcake utensil holder for her DIL


Fan card front - using sponsors fan card. 
 fan card back


There you go - now it's your turn to create a CARD for a SIGNIFICANT BIRTHDAY

Just remember, no stamps 

TWIST: use a shaped card!



28 July 2014

Final Week to enter the July Challenge - I Could have Danced All Night

Come on, peeps - you can do it - still time to enter this challenge and the odds are pretty good for a win!  It is not that difficult and there are many images that can be used other than a dancing pair - what about a dreamy window scene or bed scene from after the event - whatever that was!


Or perhaps something a bit more modern?

Or even to celebrate a particular event

Why not Google dancing, or go to Pinterest (don't get lost!) or shuffle through your stash........

Here are some more pieces fromthe Dt to get you inspired!

Wynn:    Image from Le Suh, decoupage sheet using one layer.
Ribbon on the ballet pumps!! 


                                                      

 Susan - using the cut out from the iris folding card from last week!
The ribbon in this is the sequin belt!



Margaret
using sentiment and papers from Kaisercraft "Confetti" plus ballerina punch and ribbon

What a fabulous sentiment Margaret!

So just remember, no stamps and you should be OK 

You can find the entries HERE

21 July 2014

Mid Post for Challenge #37 - Dancing all Night!

I could have danced all night...... who remembers the wonderful film based on the play Pygmalion by George B Shaw in which this song was one of the main hits?



The song was actually sung by Julie Andrews - poor old Audrey couldn't sing very well!

I loved the costumes and the whole romance of this film - always disappointed that the Professor (misogynistic that he was) didn't marry her - rags to riches! Never mind, Pretty Woman took that idea and ran with it! Enough of this - on with the challenge!

I Could have Danced All Night - 
with the TWIST of ribbons!

Our sponsor this month is 

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Prize $15 voucher to spend in store

Just click on the graphic to go straight there and see all their lovely goodies!

The DT have some amazing inspiration for you midway through this challenge - I am so impressed with their work! If this doesn't make you get the itch to have a go at the challenge I am not sure what will!

Scrapbook page of dance concert
Love that ribbon trim too!

Julene 
As you can see she is a Spanish dancer cut from another card originally. She has used a 7 gypsies harlequin print plus French sentiment.



Samara - using a stencil


JANE - Using a sticker

Hilde using free ephemera found on Pinterest and with an added ribbon bow on the butterfly


Susan - my first attempt at Iris Folding

and this one is from a kit 

Tracey - I went in a different direction than showcasing a dancer....this beautiful vintage boot got me thinking of ladies dancing, big beautiful vintage skirts swishing across the ballroom dance floor...and some gorgeous vintage ribbon to complete the look and bring the whole elegance factor up a notch.
Certainly did!

and 


some of the Flourish with a Bling on a gift bag
Gift bag template from Katy Sue Fabulous Giftware CD.

Well, what do you think? Inspirational right? So, that should get you  thinking and creating and making something to enter for this July challenge - we look forward to seeing what you me up with! You can enter it HERE


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