14 August 2017

Winner, Winner - Chicken Dinner!

No - no chicken dinner, sorry..... but - for July, the winner gets this!


I will tell you who that is in a minute - firstly, look at this!


WOW… almost a complete circle rainbow on Bruny Island thanks to Chasing Light - Photography by James Stone who says:

I've never seen as many as I did whilst at Cape Bruny Lighthouse, sometimes up to a dozen a day, including this almost completely circular one.

www.instagram.com/james_stone_photography

Isn't that something else! A round rainbow! It is probably taken from a drone.
Bruny Island is an island off the south-east coast of Tasmania (an island) and that is an island off the coast of Australia (another island)......


This is my photo of the same area taken in June, showcasing the actual lighthouse! 
A beautiful day but no rainbows!


These are the rocks at the end of the point - again, my photo. 

Enough, you cry - who won in July!

Well it was:



and it is a picture of a lighthouse - spooky eh!!!

The DT favorite was: 30 - Less is More
beautiful work with stencils


Keeping to the spooky theme - look at her butterfly! Remember that!
Congratulations to both crafters - fabulous work indeed. 

Now, we have some inspiration for you to encourage you to enter our current challenge

Collage, collage, collage... 
Collage from the Frenchcoller, "to glue"; is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippingsribbonspaint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas.

TWIST venture into multi- media
(multimedia means using two or more mediums together: so paint and texture paste or glue and paper or seed beads and paste/glue or ribbon, flowers and paint......)


Random Number Prize

Here is the inspiration - see that multimedia butterfly there......spooky!!!





Gorgeous work CG - love the toenails!!!

There you have it - now you can scroll down to last week an find the linky to enter at the bottom of that post! We are looking forward to seeing you gorgeous entries!

Get into all that tearing and layering and glueing and stickiness and beauty!



07 August 2017

A Bit of a Challenge for August: #71: Collage with a Twist......


We are in winter here but the days have been blue and sunny if bloody cold!
This photo was taken off the East Coast last week:


Too cold for me to be swimming! Brrrrrr.....

Playful dolphins just off Schouten Island on the Freycinet Peninsula thanks to Nadine Amami who says:

We had at least 4 pods of Common Dolphin come investigate the boat as we travelled along the Freycinet Peninsula on our way to the Isle Des Phoques. I'll never get over how incredibly graceful these animals are.

www.instagram.com/nadineamami

Well, you have all loved the last challenge and so I have upped the anti this time and asked you to work outside the square a little for August. The challenge is

Collage, collage, collage... 


TWIST venture into multi- media
(multimedia means using two or more mediums together: so paint and texture paste or glue and paper or seed beads and paste/glue or ribbon, flowers and paint......)


Random Number Prize

Collage (from the Frenchcoller, "to glue";[ is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippingsribbonspaint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.
The term collage was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.
There are lots of examples on Pinterest if you want to waste a few hours!
Use the 'collage in cards' search for some simple examples

Well, there is a heap of information to get you started and you know what it is anyway - you have all dabbled in this area at some stage - just remember, no stamps but stencils work!

The DT have got some yummy bits for you to look at as well and get your ideas sparked!






Susan



Note it doesn't have to be a card - we love off the page too!

You can enter your work HERE:





31 July 2017

A Small Break in Transmission......

.....before the next challenge begins on the 7th!

Remember, we work from the first Monday of the month and it so happens we get a bit of a holiday this month! (That's because it's my birthday in this week....hee hee hee; no not really, it's the way we roll here).

So, see you on the 7th with a new challenge - in the meantime, remembering it is winter here, I have a photo or two for you to drool over......


A pretty special view of a frozen Lake Lilla at Cradle Mountain yesterday (28th July) thanks to Leanne Marshall.

www.instagram.com/leannemarshall


It's been a tad frosty around the gothic stables at Shene Estate & Distillery.
Image: www.instagram.com/sheneestateanddistillery


Where do these snowy steps lead? You'll have to visit Collinsvale to find out.

Image: www.instagram.com/theseaisformephotography | The Sea is for me Photography by Lucy Bradshaw



24 July 2017

Last Week in July for Challenge #70: Every Day is Special

The twist for this challenge is to make your project full of colours! Make it special!

There is a prize


Remember, no stamps please when you make your project.

Here is a tag to inspire you:


 - a bit of decoupage and a few sparkles, some ribbon and a butterfly, plus empheria and it's all done!

let's see what you can create!








17 July 2017

Winter Blues.....and Reds and Yellows.....lots of colour!!!

Hi Peeps!

I hope you all had a great weekend/4th July/Bastille Day/ celebration!

It has been deep into the depths of winter here - blue skies, sunshine, not a lot of rain or wind but has it been a bit nippy in the morning!!!! Today (Sunday)  got up to 10 degrees and was a grey day mostly, although the sun did come out for part of it - however, the outside world was just a bit bitter so I mostly stayed in!

I hope you are enjoying the summer where you are or a better winter than us anyway! It is that time of year when small things seem to get a bit unsettled by the weather as well - and when this photo popped up in my FB feed earlier this week I knew I had to share it with you all. A baby pademelon - yes, that is correct - pademelon, a type of small kangaroo - and it came from Image: Tasmanian Walking Company (via IG)

This little bundle of cute is a Tasmanian pademelon: http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=4863

Isn't that a bundle of cuteness! It is probably an orphan being hand-raised.

Now you have had the awe moment, take a deep breath and plunge into the inspiration from the DT and begin to plan your entry into the current challenge

#70: Every Day is Special 

TWIST lots of colour


We all know someone who could be cheered up with a note or a gift or a word of praise or thanks - and how easy it can be to achieve this for them with a little thought. We don't have to wait till a birthday or a special celebration to notice people. Living each day is special - lot's of people don't manage that! Some live but in a world without colour.  Let's brighten up their world. 

This is the prize:


The ruler indicates the size of the die

Mixed media Layout with rainbow colours



So there you have it

You can enter 

Just scroll to the Linky

Remember,no stamps please!

10 July 2017

June's Winners and some more inspiration........

Hello Peeps! Welcome to our challenge blog. Sometimes running a blog is a challenge in many ways and this last few weeks have proved to throw up one of those challenges!

Here is one - parrots eating berries from the cotoneaster tree and leaving the droppings all over the back stairs each day! They are being tramped into the house and leaving red marks on the tiles!

There are two of them at work today and the mess they make!!!
Lucky they are so cute, eh.


Another challenge - my husband is OBE (Over Bl.... Eighty) and for the last few months, has been getting cellulitis in his legs. Oh joy, oh bliss!! He is currently suffering an outbreak but is not hospitalized this time - oh, and he also has somehow contracted chicken pox!!

Life is so strange. I also have had a bit of a virus so my enthusiasm and energy has been less than optimum. Blog land is running a bit behind for me........

I have to announce the June winner for the challenge "To the Men in our Lives" (TWIST: add an animal or bird......

Random Number winner: No 5 Bev

 photo Dude Hang Ten Card.jpg

The DT Favorite is this month put to one side and will return next month!

This month, instead,  I will decide the Challenge Favorite!

N03: Wall hanging by Margaret'  Scrapcards


Congratulations to both crafters!

The current challenge at Unstampabelles is


#70: Every Day is Special 

TWIST lots of colour


We all know someone who could be cheered up with a note or a gift or a word of praise or thanks - and how easy it can be to achieve this for them with a little thought. We don't have to wait till a birthday or a special celebration to notice people. Living each day is special - lot's of people don't manage that! Some live but in a world without colour.  Let's brighten up their world. 

This is the prize:


The ruler indicated the size of the die


If you are still not interested, what about some inspiration from the team?




Smash book page....

Remember - no stamps please
You can enter HERE



03 July 2017

Challenge #70: Every Day is Special with a Twist of colour!

Hello Peeps! We make a lot of things for special occasions and don't often think of the every day but really - there are small things done every day that make a change in lives and need to also be acknowledged. Our neighbour provided a favour for our family during a recent period that made life so much easier for all of us at the time. For her it was not that big a deal but for us it was especially good - that was a biggie; but there are also small things that happen every day that make you realise that life is better as a result. A smile, a helping hand,a lovely sunrise or sunset,  a thing not said or a special comment made...each of these things can make every day special.

So, that is our challenge: recognise the special......

#70: Every Day is Special 

TWIST lots of colour

There is a prize - announced next week!

We have had some lovely sunsets lately - here is but one that gladdens the heart and makes one smile regardless of what the rest of the day has thrown at you.


Photo by Moi!

Now, for some DT inspiration
Remember - no stamps but you can create anything from paper!






Susan


A container for a thank you note and a ticket for the movies.....

Attach your work below!

26 June 2017

Last Week in June

Another week to go in the current challenge at this blog. Remember, NO STAMPS please and with so few entries, such a lot of chances to win the random draw prize, it is worth getting outside your comfort zone and making something that does not use a stamped image or sentiment or flourish.

#69: To the men in our lives..... 

TWIST add an animal or bird


The Prize will be .....
a mystery collection of new crafting bits 
As it is a mystery - there is no photograph of it!
There might be teasers during the month......

Talking of animals - here is a rare one!


An albino wallaby
Photo taken by me at Bruny Island last week - the white ones live on South Bruny 



Some extra inspiration for you:

See, it's not that hard. 

See you this week when you load your entry for the challenge!




19 June 2017

Cool Dad card........

Hi Peeps - half way through the month already! Time for some more inspiration. How about a photo taken on Bruny Island by me last week when four wheel driving and adventuring? So much fun!


Apparently it is a sink hole. The pines were planted after WW1 by returned soldiers - who knew there were pine plantations on this island???? We were on our way to somewhere else and just lucked into this little grove.

Did you mean inspiration about the current challenge? Oh......well, here you are then.




Penguins and chooks.

What are you going to make?

Only three entries so far and this is the random number prize......



#69: To the men in our lives..... 
TWIST add an animal or bird.....


You can enter 

(Scroll down to Link) 



12 June 2017

Winners Post for May and a new challenge.....

Winter is upon us and the day's draw in early but we have DARK MOFO to keep our spirits high!

by




Welcome to the Winner's post for May - we had so many lovely entries last month and I was glad the prize is a random number one as choosing one would have been too difficult!

Random Number Draw:
7: Juleen! 

 Congratulations Juleen

Our DT Favorite for May was

25: SweetPea


Such a different take on borders and edges!
Congratulations also to SweetPea!

Now, we have a new challenge running - what about entering this as well?

#69: To the men in our lives..... 
TWIST add an animal or bird.....

Mystery Prize.....an eclectic collection.....to date.....


To give you some more inspiration, the DT have gone above and beyond again
 - remember, you can make more than a card  (page, tag, gift, canvas....)

BUT NO STAMPS PLEASE



A money container to contain a gift for a younger man!


A technique I must try.....looks great and so CAS



All those little swirls of paper....too cute!

Is that enough inspiration for now?
Come back next week to see what we might have and get that thinking cap on and working
We want to see an entry from you and you know that the male cards in particular never go astray!
A good male scrap page is due.........

Remember, you can link up 


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