18 February 2019

Midway Through the month:

After the storm at Woodbridge


by Tasmanian photographer Katy Morgan

Those colours are just so splendid!

How are you going with Bright and Cheerful?
There are so many gorgeous entries so far - obviously this one has hit a nerve.

Remember - it does not have to be a Valentines card/gift
Just as long as it is Bright and Cheerful and the TWIST is to be a bit Arty!

It also does not have to be a card - as long as there is no stamp involved.


There will be a prize for this month
 $15 Gift Voucher 
(via PayPal or direct to on-line store, whichever suits)

There are four pieces of inspiration at this point in the month 

CG


Look at that fold - and she made it with a baby strapped to her!!!





Simple scrap page





Love all the colour here




Love sunflowers - so happy!

There you go -inspiration to give you an idea of where to go

You can scroll down to HERE to find the Linky for your entry

11 February 2019

Second Week of Challenge#86: Simply Bright and Cheerful....

The TWIST for this is remember ........ Arty Creations Appreciated

For example, I love this one from Google Images

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and this one

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..or this one...

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...or this...

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This is just my taste - the rest of the team probably have other ideas about what is ARTY...
It is very personal.

However, the twist does not have to be something to avoid - it can be something to embrace!
Unleash your inner artist!

You don't have to follow the TWIST to enter the challenge 

BUT

you have a greater chance of winning the DT's approval if you do!

The Random Number prize will still apply 
to anyone who follows the theme and does not use stamps in their creation -
and for this month it is:

 A $15 Gift Voucher 
(via PayPal or direct to on-line store, whichever suits)

It is usual at this time to announce the winner(s) from last month but as we have already done that for December, we will move on to the DT's inspiration.

The Design Team have created again for your enjoyment and this time we will introduce several more new members:


I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards (I'm a rubber girl but do dabble in digis), 3-D projects- especially paper shoes and gift bags, mixed media projects, altering an occasional tin and box, as well as beading and making jewelry occasionally when I find the time! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D




Deanne returns for another year of greatness!







Mini Gift Bag with Tag for money or gift card or small present

and another newbie


I enjoy creating. Since I have my corner in my room in a new apartment, I spend a lot of spare time at the table and try new things. I'm near CAS style. From April 2017, I am also a Sizzix promoter. I really enjoy this. I am a lawyer in the profession, but I hope that most of this will not count as a minus ;-) You can also monitor my creative projects at the FB.


There you have it for this week
Don't forget to link up you piece of goodness in the week one post below!
See you next week!






04 February 2019

First Challenge for 2019 - #86: Simply Bright and Cheerful

Welcome to 2019 at Unstampabelles!
There are a few more Belles this year and I will be introducing them throughout the month; however, the rules are the same!

NO STAMPS please and follow all the other rules listed in the page above called Challenge Rules!




#86:Simply Bright and Cheerful 
TWIST Arty Creations Appreciated
Could be for Valentines or for any special occasion


There will be a prize for this month
I will offer a $15 Gift Voucher 
(via PayPal or direct to on-line store, whichever suits)

Remember also, we pick a DT favorite (or favorites) each month 
and this has a badge that you can get to display on your blog. 

On to the first of our new Design Team members




Here is a bt more about Monika

Hi there.
My name is Monika. I run a blog: http://cohenna.com 
I love cards with all the flowers. I do all flowers myself, then they are unique. 
Card is charming and a little bit romantic.
Privately I'm a wife and mother of two urchins.
 I live in a small village in Poland. Craft is my passion and a way to relax.

My current and past DT: 

Hugs
Monika

Now on to some more inspiration from other DT members who have all had
 a bit of a break and are raring to go!










Let's see what you can come up with using this theme and being a bit ARTY!

Don't forget - you cannot use stamps!

Please link up your wonderful creation below:



27 January 2019

Only a Week to Go!

I hope you all celebrated well on Australia Day (the 26th) and will enjoy the public holiday today!
Many people here in Tasmania are finished up their summer holidays at the beach and will be heading home as school starts next week too.

The final week(end) had been a bit fraught with bushfires everywhere in the state, mostly started with dry lightening strikes. The fuel is so dry everything is burning too easily. All very sad. However, the rest of the summer was a bonzer time. 


A beautiful capture of a dingy on Stewarts Bay beach. 
This little gem of a spot is in a sheltered bay, perfect for swimming and kayaking, whilst wildlife abounds here with many native animals calling the beach and surrounding bush home.
www.instagram.com/gregfaull


There is only one more week until we begin our new challenge year
#86: (Wonder what the challenge will be) with a TWIST (mmm, how will I do that?)

Remember, we do not allow STAMPS, either digital or rubber or acrylic or wood
However, we do allow everything else to do with papercraft!

We have a few new members of the Design Team and will introduce them throughout the month. 
Please welcome them.

Meanwhile, keep crafting and enjoying life!


20 January 2019

DT Call now closed

Thank you to all those that applied. We have added 6 new DT members to our team and will be revealing who and what they can do over the next month!

Until then - happy crafting.

(PS) someone called Unknown applied. If you were genuine, please leave a comment below with your name and blog and I will follow that up.

14 January 2019

Welcome to 2019!

I hope you are all crafting up a storm out there and enjoying the new year. 

 Our days have been mostly barmy and dreamy

This is on the North West tip of Tassie


WOW... sunset at Marrawah thanks to Aussie Destinations Unknown who says:
How gorgeous is this pic we snapped at Marrawah? Can you see the moon in the middle of that epic sunset? 👌🏼♥️ It’s one of the most picturesque places we’ve free-camped yet. 🤙🏼
www.instagram.com/aussiedestinationsunknown

We have had a glorious summer to date - some days a bit windy and one day very smokey and a bit scary for those of us who remembered the 1967 bushfires in Hobart. However we were not showered with ash or burning leaves this time.....


Taken by me last week in the city at the top of Murray Street

...but on the whole it has been blues skies and glorious warm weather. 

This is at Bridestow  in the North East
The lavender farm is quite famous, particularly in Japan and China....


'It doesn't get any better than this'
A gorgeous capture thanks to Peter & Tegan Barnett
www.instagram.com/trippingacrossborders

There is still some business from 2018 to deal with - the winner of the December Challenge!


Congratulations Amanda.
I will be in contact re your snail mail address

The DT favorite is:



Congratulations Karen!


DT Call!

Now, as you no doubt already know - one of our DT has just become a busy new Mum (but not retired) but another has retired from the group.

We are in need of at least 2 or 3 new people to join our Design Team
This will help spread the work load around

The criteria are simple

: BE prepared to take on a challenge and NOT USE  STAMPS
:BE prepared to make a minimum of one project a month for the current challenge
:BE prepared to work with the rest of our team!
: BE prepared to enjoy yourself!!!

We make all sorts of projects and off the page stuff so not only cards and/or tags

If you are interested, comment below and I will contact you

Until then, cheers and see you all on the first Monday of February for our first challenge in 2019!









24 December 2018

Twice as Muddled.

First things first - I have to apologize to the September winner Chris and the October winner Jenny: your winning were posted but to the wrong person. Apparently,  Jenny got Chris's prize and Chris will be getting Jenny's when it finally arrives - the post to Europe is slow. I seem to have written  the wrong addresses on the envelopes when I was posting them off. As one went to Europe and one went to the Australian mainland, I am afraid I cannot exchange them.

As I donate these prizes from my own pocket - I do not have a business that supplies these or sponsors - therefore I am afraid the occasional slip-up will have to be accepted. To either repurchase or rescind these prizes and resend would be an expense beyond what I am willing to pay.  Enjoy the difference and accept the error please.

Secondly 



May you all have a happy, peaceful and joyous time over the next few days.
Thank you for participating and reading this blog in 2018.

Now, we have one week left of the last challenge of the year:

Challenge 86: Christmas theme for your Family or Country 

Twist - explain the theme in your blog

Some countries have particular themes around Christmas
Some families also have particular themes bought from the old country to the new one

Remember: you can scrap; make a card or tag; or do off-the-page items and 3D stuff
for this challenge as long as you Please DON'T USE STAMPS!

Last one for the year so let us see what you can do!

There is a prize:
Hopefully I will send it to the right person this time!

Some inspiration for the last week:

In Australia we have a hot Christmas - well, usually (yes, even in Tasmania)
This year looks to be no exception

Meals nowadays tend to be less traditional at Christmas time
Prawns are often the go - we had a prawn salad this evening for dinner


Meals are eaten out of doors - even on the beach!


...or the verandah...


...or backyard.....


Dessert is not plumb pudding but usually summer fruits or a meringue


and icecream usually too!


I made a pavlova (meringue) but it isn't creamed yet....
It is sitting on paper....cheeky, I know


I will eventually get around to scrapping about this but haven't done so yet...


Let us see what you have made in the last week of December for 2018.



17 December 2018

The fates are laughing.....

As I type this on my phone keyboard with one fat finger the WiFi is down. Hopefully it will be up soon and in time for the 3rd week of the challenge. If not, forgive the short post!

Remember, the challenge is to be completed without stamping.

We would like you to show us one of your family or country or area's Christmas traditions. Tell us about it in your blog as well.

Here is my next DT piece to inspire.



Lots of Christmas decorations contain local flora, 
so here is a card with some lovely eucalyptus flowers.





Hope the internet comes soon! Will update then!

Yeah WiFi is back!
Thanks to the lovely Shree who talked me through poking the modem with a paper clip end to get us up running again. 

10 December 2018

Winner's Post for November

Hi Peeps:

Exciting times on this blog! We have just heard that our teamie CG has crafted the most amazing Christmas gift of them all - a beautiful, bouncing baby boy! His name is Ramesses and he was born on the 5th in Baltimore. Welcome to the world Rami. All well!

Now, telling who are the winners is a bit of a letdown I imagine after that fabulous news.

The random number winner is:



Congratulations Nancy. I will be in touch!


The DT Favorite is:


Sindu, I will be in touch and congratulations!



Our last challenge for 2018 has started - and you have until the end of the month to--

#86: December - Christmas theme for your Country 

Twist - explain the theme in your blog

Some countries have particular themes around Christmas
Some families also have particular themes bought from the old country to the new one

Remember: you can scrap; make a card or tag; or do off-the-page items and 3D stuff
for this challenge as long as you Please DON'T USE STAMPS!

Last one for the year so let us see what you can do!

There is a prize:


Now, some inspiration to assist:





Large tag from recycled card


A magical early morning view from the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington thanks to Andy Leggett 🌄

Stroll through cool forested gullies along historic walking tracks or traverse Wellington Range on a mountain bike. Walk along one of the 20+ mountain trails, climb leaning dolerite towers, or sit quietly among the scenery and listen to the birds. Find the perfect place for a picnic or to flip a burger. You might even find one of the many hidden huts! This all awaits you on Mt Wellington.

#TasmaniaGram #InstaTasmania #Tasmania


03 December 2018

Challenge#86: Christmas Theme from your Country!

#86: December - Christmas theme for your Country 

Twist - explain the theme in your blog

Some countries have particular themes around Christmas
Some families also have particular themes bought from the old country to the new one
eg: threepence and sixpence coins in the pudding even though Australia now uses dollars and cents
(You can actually purchase special tokens and coin sets still here)

I am sure you can find time for a little fun and join in here

One of our's is that the reindeer get a rest in Australia
There are six white kangaroo's to take their place

Image result for Australian Christmas decos

Remember: you can scrap; make a card or tag; or do off-the-page items and 3D stuff
for this challenge as long as you DON'T USE STAMPS!

Last one for the year so let us see what you can do!

There is a prize:


Here is some inspiration to get you going!



USA -- Ugly Sweater Christmas Parties

(ED: Congratulations to CG too on just crafting the most beautiful little baby boy - all well:what a lovely Christmas present for the family!)





6 White (black) Boomers!!!!




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