31 December 2017

Happy New Year

May all your wishes come true and the year ahead be healthy and happy.
See you next year.

If I survive the latest addition - meet Weasley

25 December 2017

Merry Christmas!

I hope this finds you all  happy and healthy and having a great time with family and friends!

It is the final week for the latest challenge so get Zentangling over the break and have a go!

#75: Zentangle your way to Christmas.... 
TWIST make a non-traditional item

Emboss folder, diecut and some sparkle

I needed a few tags in a hurry so die cut some waste cardboard and made a couple of them quickly.

You can make anything you like as long as it has a Zentangle on it!

And NO STAMPS please!

Scroll down to find the Linky in week 1.

18 December 2017

Counting down to Christmas!

Well, two weeks until the big man arrives......and all the food is consumed, the alcohol drunk and the packages unwrapped and the paper thrown away and we all say "never again will I eat/drink/cook/buy so much......"

It is summer here, and the cricket is on - yes, we are winning the Ashes and whomping England but I am not going to brag or anything......

The weather is conducive to water sports, swimming and playing on the beach. 

Sailing on the Derwent - Mt Wellington (kunanyi) in background

#75: Zentangle your way to Christmas.... 
TWIST make a non-traditional item

Emboss folder, diecut and some sparkle

I guess we are all very busy. 
However, there is one piece of inspiration for you

There are three entries as I type this - so a 33.3% chance to win the prize.....

You can enter your work HERE

Remember, no stamps please - the sentiment on the bag is a sticker!!

11 December 2017

November Winners for Unstampabelles

Hello Friends

We hope that you are all well and that your lives are travelling easy. Not too much snow or heat or rain or fire! How are your preparations or Christmas going, if you celebrate Christmas? Mine are slow - or perhaps I am slow! Thought you might all like to see another photo of the  Derwent River, which flows just outside my craft room window.

This photo was taken from the air, naturally, and shows the now famous MONA Museum and Art Gallery - the red buildings - and the winery on the small frying pan outlet into the river just a few kilometers upstream from us. In the background on the left you can see the Cadbury chocolate factory too (white). Of course, we live on the Eastern shore of the river - more in the background here - and further south. As a Tasmanian, I can get in free to MONA. There are restaurants and a wine bar, a public space where concerts and markets are put on and I believe some amazing accommodation as well. You can drive (takes us about 10 minutes) or catch a water ferry.

We all feel like winners when we go there and the fellow who created it - David Walsh - has really singlehandedly changed the economy of our state in a positive way.

Now, who are our November winners?

Random Number  is 7!
Treebug (Tina)

DT Favorite is

Congratulations to both crafters in what was a difficult challenge!

Remember, there is another challenge running currently

#75 Zentangle your way to Christmas.... 
TWIST make a non-traditional item


Emboss folder, diecut and some sparkle

Some DT inspiration

I made a Festivus card for my best friend, and used my own doodles to decorate the letters.


Three more cards today

Remember, they don't have to be cards - scrap pages, tags, gift bags, oven gloves, placemats, a coffee cup, the dog......perhaps not the dog.

Just as long as you don't tangle with a stamp you are fine!

You can scroll  down to the entry link - already one entry I note!

04 December 2017

Zentangling All the Way!

Yes, we are going to challenge you to Zentangle again! It is such a wonderful, relaxing, Zen like thing to do before Christmas and the New Year overwhelms you!

The challenge for December is

#75 Zentangle your way to Christmas.... 
TWIST make a non-traditional item


Emboss folder, diecut and some sparkle

You can zentangle some placemats or coasters; what about your apron or over gloves?
Of course, you could zentangle came cards or tags but just not in a traditional way......in fact, they don't even have to be Christmas cards!

You can use your zentangle as a backgound, foreground or even tangle over the embellies!

HINT: a fine tipped pen is better!

The Design Team are wonderful - they take up the challenges as well and come up with some amazing stuff. This time is no exception!

Figgy Pudding!

Gorgeous mm background here

We all chose a card for first time around but you don't have to do that. 

You can get tangling and enter your item  at the linky but remember