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!


06 July 2015

Challenge#48: Grab a Bunch.....of Flowers!

Yep, we are still here! We go live on the first Monday of each month and that, this month, is the 6th July. Winner's from June will be announced next week,the second Monday.

As well, I have been watching the number of followers creeping up, and I will be offering a small prize for the 300'th follower to join Unstampabelles. The prize for this will be announced next week too! I notice the number is currently at 295.........
If you are a lurker, now is the time to join!

Firstly, to all our American friends: HAPPY 4TH JULY


I hope all you who live in the US of A have had a great 4th of July celebration and are now ready to settle down to the craft desk and create now! 

I believe it has been a bit wet and steamy in the UK and parts of Europe - hope the summer is well and truly in place and you are all enjoying a welcome break. Here in Australia, we are in the grip of a cold spell, although we need rain in many parts, including Tasmania. But that is what winter is about - being cold.   I love winter but I also cannot wait for Spring and the first flowers to push their way forward.........

.....which brings me to our latest challenge for July!


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


We are saying goodbye to several of the Design Team this month, and wishing them well on their future endeavors. Therefore we have some places to fill if you are interested in joining. If you would like to be part of the tam, 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

So, to Tracey Mowbray, Tracey Fehr and Urvarshi Rao - many thanks for being on the team and for your amazing creations and all the best for your future crafting, and life with family and employment!

Now, to inspire you and give you some ideas, the team (those who are still here!)  have come up with the following to get the creative juices flowing.........








Why not go over to the DT's sites and learn how these creations came into being, and get a closer look.  

Then you can create your own flowers and/or garden and show us what you have achieved by entering your work here.


22 June 2015

Challenge #47 Hero's: Final Week

Hello Peeps!
I have been watching the number of followers creeping up, and so I have decided to offer a small prize for the 300'th follower to join Unstampabelles. If you are a lurker, now is the time to join!
More details on this next month!

On to our current challenge #47:

The theme for June is Who is Your Hero/Heroine? 
We all have someone we look up to and admire

Create a mixed media item to celebrate your hero

The twist is to journal about it in your blog


This is the prize on offer

Before we look at some final work from the DT, I have to announce that due to work commitments, the immensely talented Tracey Fehr has had to leave us. We hope that life works out for her and her hubby, and that she can get some time and space to craft with us again, but in the meantime, Tracey we will miss your involvement with us and your fascinating projects. Thank you for being a part of this team.

This means of course that we have a vacancy on the DT - if you are interested in being part of our team, contact me for more details.

Shyla has added a project DESPITE moving house!
Amazing!
Shylaashree




I made this card to thank my wonderful Design Team for all their efforts!

CG 
(My heroes are my husband & his living kidney donor; 
and everyone who helped us through our journey)


Isn't CG's work amazing!
A real memory box

Well, that should surely get those ideas stirring in the brain and itching to be expressed.
We would love to see what you have made
Remember, no stamps - mixed media with a theme of HERO's

Enter your work





15 June 2015

Week Three for June - Who is Your Hero?




The theme is Who is Your Hero/Heroine? 
We all have someone we look up to and admire

Create a mixed media item to celebrate your hero

Your hero may be your spouse or another family member, a national or international figure or indeed a fictional person. 

The twist is to journal about it in your blog

Now, don't tell me you don't have a hero - I am certain we all do - and there are lots of ways you can create a mixed media item to show the world (well, the crafty world) who is your hero currently.

This is the prize on offer

Here are some pieces from the Design Team to lead the way and get your juices flowing with ideas and ways you can describe your hero(s). 

Felicity Aston 
Adventurer and Explorer of the Antarctica (and some more)


(My Mom is my Hero)
Altered book. Explained my hero (great granny) in my post

Susan
My first go at a journalling page

Why not go to Pinterest and look up Multi-media items and then adapt/adopt something you find that you like and make it your item to enter!






08 June 2015

May's Winner for Challenge#47

Second week always belongs to the winners. We are announcing only one winner this month, as the Design Team Favourite and the Random Number winner are one and the same person! 
I guess it happens occasionally!

Our winner and DT Favourite for May is.....

.......drum roll, drum roll........



who has won this die and our admiration for her beautiful album dedicated to her Mother.


Congratulations Alicia

For those of you disappointed it wasn't you, there is another challenge on for June

 This is the prize on offer - two stencils

The theme is Who is Your Hero/Heroine? 
We all have someone we look up to and admire

Create a mixed media item to celebrate your hero
Your hero may be your spouse or another family member, a national or international figure or indeed a fictional person. 
The twist is to journal about it in your blog

Today we have two Guest Designers to inspire you



Chris created two pieces for me as she forgot in the heat of creation the non-stamp rule and had to do over to create this beauty, in praise of the mighty Alice! We have all been down that particular rabbit hole: forgetting about no stamping I mean and then having to remake!



...who did exactly the same thing as Chris and had to have another attempt - even experienced players in this challenge fall foul sometimes.  However, you can see that both Guest Designers got around their hiccup and produced lovely multi media items with no stamps to be seen in this lovely layout depicting her daughter who is her hero.

It can be done

The women who have to live with (and sometimes die from)  Breast Cancer
This one uses a stencil, ink and glitter texture paste!

Your project can be whatever you wish it to be - a card, a box, a tag, a scrap page, a frame or a repurposed object - as long as it is relevant to the theme of Your Hero.
The twist is easy this month - just mention in your blog or wherever you store your image exactly what the Hero thing for you is all about.

You can go 


to link up.



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