26 January 2015

Final Week in January for Challenge #43


Firstly

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!
Have a Happy and Safe Day

Then, remember for January 2015, the theme for our current challenge is to say


The twist is to look out your window, and then incorporate something from the view into your project. It might be only one item or it may be the whole thing!

Write about this in your blog and let us know what you saw out your window!

More inspiration?

OK








The sponsor for this challenge is myself!
I will be offering a gift voucher to the value of $25 Aust on Stampin' Up products - please note this will voucher include the cost of the postage to where-ever the winner lives as well!
You have until February 2nd to enter!

19 January 2015

It's the Midway for the January Challenge#43 - Thanks

Hello everyone! Welcome to the world of Unstampabelles, where no stamps are used to create beautiful paper projects around a theme - oh, yes and with a twist as well!

For January 2015, the theme is saying 


The twist is to look out your window, and then incorporate something from the view into your project. It might be only one item or it may be the whole thing!
Write about this in your blog and let us know what you saw out your window!

I have lots of inspiration for you this week
Thank you bag, inspired by the lily patch outside my window



 Shylaashree
 

(Love that quilling Shylaa!)


 Dale



Wynn
 
How is that for a bunch of great inspiration! So. no excuses - get to it! We already have some fabulous Thank You pieces entered, and would love to see what you can come up with to surprise and delight us!

You will find the link at the end of HERE

12 January 2015

December Winner's Post!

Well, a momentous start January.

We can only hope that the year settles down  - and that we find peace and happiness with our family and friends, including our on-line friends all over the world.

This post - the second one in the challenge - is always to announce the winner for the previous month. Yippee! However, before then I need to let you know of some changes in the DT for 2015.

We have lost several DT members - Margaret and Jane  - and wish to salute them and wish them well! Thank you for all your work for this blog.

Tracey F has been accepted on the DT for Heartfelt Creations (Congratulations Tracey!) and as a consequence has her hands very full at the moment. She is taking leave for a few months and we wish her well and cannot wait for her to come back to work with us again!

So, there were gaps again!
We therefore welcome to the team a new DT member

My Photo
Jen Leeflang

Please go to her blog and leave lots of love.

We can probably do with another 2 or 3 new members so if you are interested in being on the DT please email me!

We are also looking for possible Sponsors for 2015 and would love to hear from you about that - but remember - we are not a stamping challenge!

NOW
Challenge #42 for December was 
Summer Fun
with a twist to make a Southern Hemisphere Christmas card

It was  Sponsored by Bizzy Bec
 and she  offered us 
this die as a prize for the winner.



That is you, #10 Eemeli
CAS is always good!

The DT Favourite is 

a Hot Christmas didn't happen for me - it was overcast and about 20 degrees! But this card has some hot colours going in it!

Congratulations to both crafters. I have been in touch, so if there is no email from me, check the junk mail and then contact me!

Our current challenge for January is

has a twist of incorporating something from outside your window
You don't have to do the twist BUT it would be so much more fun if you did!

Here is some inspiration - two ways to use photographs in your work!

What a great layout and so topical at the moment too - with flood and drought almost side by side in this big land of ours.

Karen's use of a photo is better than mine, but I just wanted to show that with a bit of decoration you can incorporate a photo into a card as well!

This is the last sunset of 2014 from my window 

Well, there you have it - winner's and words and some more inspiration to spur you on to create - wait till you see what is coming next week! Amazing stuff!

You can go HERE to enter


05 January 2015

Welcome to 2015!

Happy New Year to all our followers!

Well, a new year! I hope everyone got all that they wanted for Christmas, if that is your celebration - and that the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 went smoothly and was enjoyable!

We had lots of entries for December, and will be announcing the winner next week, so check back then to see if your name is here.

In the meantime, we have a new challenge for January.  It is a time to be grateful for all the things received in December, and some nice Thank You cards are always useful. So that is the challenge - to create a Thank You card/tag without using a stamp (digital or rubber or clear). You can use any other medium but NO STAMPS!

The TWIST for the first challenge of the new year is to indicate where you live by incorporating something from just outside your window, and blog about it.

The sponsor for this challenge is myself!
I will be offering a gift voucher to the value of $25 Aust on Stampin' Up products - please note this will include the postage to where-ever the winner lives as well!

We have some inspiration from some of the team to encourage you to enter this



CG, Baltimore, Maryland, USA



Susan  - Tasmania

Don't forget to go across to the DT members and read about their stories and leave some love. 


22 December 2014

Final December Post!

Hi to all our followers.

Well, what a week it has been for us in Australia and for those of you in the rest of the world. 
Vale to all victims of mindless violence where-ever you are in the world.


This is a photo of Martin Place (Sydney)  two day's ago - so many flowers....
And I am particularly proud of my fellow Aussies and the 
"I'll ride with You" campaign too........

BUT the theme for the December Challenge is 
SUMMER FUN

with a TWIST of making a Christmas card to fit the Southern Hemisphere


Without any more ado, here is some more inspiration for you from some of the DT

I try to keep my cards generic using lots of stars, decorations and plain greetings to showcase the Christmas theme. No snow, roasting chestnuts, or logs blazing on open fires in this household.


Jane is leaving us at the end of this year  as she really needed to pull back from some of her crafty commitments. We are sad to wave goodbye to her but hope to see her entering into our challenges in the future. Many thanks Jane for your work and your suggestions and general helpfullness.


CG

Poor Santa looks exhausted!

(A new one)

and


I don't know about you but wine provides a lot of Summer Fun at our place at times, and as we live by the water I thought it an appropriate image to include here!

This challenge is being Sponsored by Bizzy Bec
Bec has an on-line store in Australia and she is offering us 
this die as a prize for the winner.



To enter the challenge, just go 





15 December 2014

Halfway Post for December!

Challenge #42 for December is as you know 
Summer Fun

and the TWIST is to make a Southern Hemisphere Christmas card

Now, this seems to have frightened off people - especially as they remember that you cannot use a stamp in this challenge - either digital or rubber or clear!

There are lots of decoupage, inks, beautiful dies and other ways of creating some Summer Fun images for a Southern Christmas - just go to the first post for December and look at the cards created by the DT!

This challenge is being Sponsored by Bizzy Bec
Bec run's an on-line store from Western Australia and she is offering us 
this die as a prize for the winner.



Here is some more inspiration to assist your creative juices

                                                               Urvashi Rao

Xmas Shaker cards, with glitter powder and sand inside. Santa is hand sketched.
Santa is certainly having a good break and cooling off in the Summer heat!

I used a similar idea of recycling a former card received by me last year - that Koala is having fun getting ready for the Santa run and hanging up his stocking!



It's a fabulous prize, so why not take some time out, put the feet up and create up a storm for this challenge - I did!

You can enter your card HERE


08 December 2014

November's Winner's

It seems so long ago that we were making boxes for November!

We has some truly beautiful creations but there is only one winner
(Please note that I contact winners and DT Favourites - if you have not heard from me, certainly shoot me an email, but check your junk mail first in case it has been transferred there)

True Random Number Generator: Result:8
Being Karen



Well done Karen - I really like that this is an experimental piece and she comments on the way it is done and her findings, so if you would want to make such a box you already have feedback

Karen has been a winner with us before - I think she may be a lucky type person - fancy random org pulling her number again! Anyway, that is how the proverbial cookie crumbles sometimes, isn't it!

The DT Favourite went to Jane at 



Well done Jane


Summer fun - twist: to make a Southern Hemisphere Christmas card
On to December - and to the busy time of the year for so many of us - perhaps that's why people are a bit shy about entering this one? Maybe it's because I made it a bit too hard? Remember, you can enter the Summer Fun part without the TWIST if you wish - but of course, we would want you to have a go at the TWIST as well. There is a great prize for this:



This die



Bizzy Becs Store Blog


Sammy, who starred for us in October, agreed to be a Guest Designer for December
"I can honestly say it was the hardest brief I've ever worked with... Summery Christmas is one thing, but without stamping!? EEK!
But I finally hit on an idea, so I hope you like it!!"

I'm not sure about you BUT I LOVE IT!

I love the inkiness of the background, the quirky humour and the simple tree

See, if you really think about this, you can do it - and I know it pushes you outside your comfort zone, but the results are always worth it!

So, have a go and enter - you have until the 29th December (an extended time) to get your entries in!



01 December 2014

December - Challenge #42: Summer Fun!


Yes, our challenge this December is 

Summer Fun 

The TWIST to make a Southern Hemisphere Christmas card


Now, this does not mean you have to make a Christmas card - only if you want to have a go at the TWIST as well. However, we would love you to use your ingenuity and imagine a friend in the Southern part of the world (Africa, South America, Antarctica or Australia) and have a go at making them a card to acknowledge the Christmas Spirit. Just remember: NO polar bears in Antartica -just penguins I am afraid!


This challenge is being Sponsored by Bizzy Bec
Bec run's an on-line store from Western Australia and she is offering us 
this die as a prize for the winner.


Thank you Bec!

Now the DT have really scratched their heads and though how they can create a card without using a stamp (digital or rubber or clear) and they have come up with some amazing ideas! Sometimes I really do not know how they are going to make something from the challenges I throw at them!!


Wynn







I cut a Christmas image from a scrap of material left over from a quilting project and adhered it to my card base using spray adhesive. I then used gold puffy paint to seal the edges and wrote my greeting on with black artliner pen.



I hand made some gum nuts and gum leaves and embellished them with pens.



A very simple card with a tree die done in yellows & oranges.






Well, there you have it - and how wonderful are the ideas for Summer Fun!
Please link up your card  below and have fun creating!

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