26 September 2016

Last week in September for Challenge #61

Theme: Changing Seasons!

The story of this photo is just ...well, I will let the photographer, Greg Faull, tell you all about it.......

Nature is full of surprises... at first he was Barry the Bennet's Wallaby but we soon discovered he was in fact a Barry-ette... this morning little Barry-ette came out to say hi :)

The twist this month is to make it masculine!

A touch of frost there in the background, spring flowers and sunshine,and a new kid on the block.....I'd say this is a changing season image!

Here is some more inspiration for you

Great layout - such a sweet face too!

Time for the beach or travel!

If that is not enough - what about this?

Random Number prize on offer

You can enter your work 

by scrolling down to the Linky
Ends Friday at midnight (AET)

19 September 2016

Week Three begins for the current challenge: #61 Changing Seasons

The twist this month is to make it masculine!

Midway through the challenge - Changing Seasons

Details and the Linky are below, so scroll down to week one and find them.

Here in the lovely land of Tassie, we have spring in full measure. The trees are laden with blossom and flowers, and the rain is doing it's best to spoil them. The wind blows inbetween and occasionally the sun comes out and the weather warms up!

This lovely stem of apple(cherry?) blossom was taken at the Royal Hobart Botanical Gardens today in the rain by one of my favourite photographers - Greg Faull - and he has just posted it to FB.  

It will soon be time for the tulip festival there!
(Yes, another Greg photo)

Some more inspiration for you

New Home card - inspired from Pinterest

So, - short and sweet this week
Let's see what you can create!!

Remember, it does not have to be a card.

12 September 2016

Dam, the Winner's Post for August

Hello Peeps! I hope you are all having a great life and that the change of season is dealing well with you all! Today is the day we announce the winners from our contest last month, and we are so pleased with the entry number! Thank you for participating and putting your wonderful work into the challenge for us to admire and learn how to make. Now I don't want you to think I was swearing (or misspelling a word!) but I deliberately used the word 'dam' in my heading as I wanted to show you two photographs of a dam!

These two shots are from one of the Hydro Dams in the state of Tasmania - one taken in daylight and one in darkness. There are some incredible photographers out there in our land and I am so please they share their work so I can share it with you!

Anyone struggle with vertigo… what an incredible image above Gordon Dam thanks to Andrew Keanefrom Mad Keane Photography

Gordan Dam by Jason from Tassiegrammer who says: “Dare To Dream - I have a big thank you to say to Pedder Wilderness Lodge for the incredible hospitality they have shown me over the past couple of weeks while I have explored the South West Wilderness region of Tasmania to try and make some visions for images come to life, like here at Gordon Dam.”

Same dam - two different versions and angles. What about that night sky! Must have been a slow shutter speed shot 
I sound like I might know what I am talking about but I really don't. 

On with the show!
Last month we asked people to make

#60 for August - Anything BUT a card

and the  twist was to teach us how to make it!

The random number winner was

We had a younger member of the crafting fraternity join us last month and she made such a great job of her work, we decided to give her an encouragement award

Congratulations Ladies!

In addition we are giving two DT Favourites this month


Congratulations to you both and to all the other entrants, as it was a hard pick this month.

Hopefully we shall have just as hard a job this month with our new challenge

#61: Changing Seasons with a Twist of make it Masculine

Yes, there is a prize!

As usual we have inspiration for you and this month we also have another Guest Designer - one who I am sure you will all recognise as a gifted crafter.

Hello I'm ValeryAnne but better known in blogland as Mrs A.  Iv'e crafted for as long as I can remember and have tried my hand at most forms of art and crafting.  Mixed media is my passion and I love to play with odds of cardboard and paper and see what I can make from them.  I'm fascinated by the art of Origami and Iris folding and this is what I have made for my card to show you today.  (I'm slowly making my way through 460 Iris  folded cards to make by Maruscha Gaasenbeek & Tine Beauveser. ) I live in Hampshire, England with my long suffering husband who knows to run anything he is about to throw in the bin past me first.!!

The Design Team have a few new things too to show you - 

Christening for Grandson

 Based on a joke from the USA Midwest: There are 2 seasons, winter and road work!

Using a card topper from Crafty Bob!

Hope this inspires you to gt making for a seasonal card with a masculine flavour!

You can enter it 

by scrolling down to the linky.
Remember, no stamps please.

05 September 2016

Changing Seasons and a new Challenge #61

I hope all those Dad's out there had a Happy Father's Day on the 4th!

What else has happened? Well.........
Spring has sprung!

Well, it has here in the southern hemisphere - with a vengeance - and we get all sorts of visitors

HMAS Adelaide sailing up the Derwent River, during the week, thanks to Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul McCallum Royal Australian Navy

A family pod of dolphins at Little Swanport on Tassie’s East Coast thanks to Abel Photography

Well, we got all sorts of entries last month too and lots of them! Just as we like - remember, winners are announced next week. Thanks for the support. 

As there is a new season now 
 for our current challenge I have made it

#61: Changing Seasons with a Twist of make it Masculine

Yes, there is a prize!

We had Father's Day here in Australia on the first Sunday, so I expect quite a few of you made something for that! Remember, no stamps please. 

I have a few pieces of inspiration for you from the team to get you started.

First Communion Card

Golf season!

Shadow Box

You have until the 30th September to make an entry but don't wait too long as we love to see what you have come up with while paper crafting!

Please do not use stamps as I feel so terrible having to disqualify your wonderful work

22 August 2016

Only another week to go for Challenge #60

Hello Peeps! Hope your day is going well. I am travelling fair, thanks. Hard to believe we are in the third week of August isn't it? Still, for us that means travelling into Spring and the spring bulbs and flowers are already everywhere, and there green paddocks, and lambs in said paddocks and birds tweeting.

Old convict buildings set against the rolling green hills at Lovely Banks, visible along the Midland Highway.

Image: www.instagram.com/johnfibbens_artstudio

The stark white dead trees are eucalyptus mostly and the result of the drought we had a couple of years ago, when the water table was thought to have fallen too far for the roots of the trees to reach. It happened all up and down the highway between the two major cities of the island, Hobart and Launceston (pronounced Hoh Bart and L-on-ces-ton). The names might be English but the way they are said is pure Taswegian! Lovely Banks is the name of the farming property. 

Well, on to some more inspiration for you to enter this challenge - and wow, haven't we got a few entries again this month! Thanks to you dear reader. Please remember if you are entering, no stamps - either digital or rubber. 

Challenge #60: Anything but a Card
TWIST - a tutorial or a link to a tutorial

Firstly there is a prize

Then some more things to encourage your creative flow!

Now that is down-right dainty!

Exploding Box Purse

A box with a hinged lid and a viewing pane

You can find the Linky thing at the bottom of the first post for August at

15 August 2016

Midway through August and some more inspiration!

Bruny Island, one windy day last month - an island off an island......

Brrrr, cold..............but pretty
Photo: Greg Faull

Now on to Unstampabelle's latest challenge

Theme: Anything but a card


Prize is random draw

but there is a DT Favorite selected as well. 

On of our DT Favorites lately has been Ashkma

and she has also agreed to be our Guest Designer for August
She has made two items for us - the one we showcased last week and this week, 
she has made a Greeting Card Organiser

Lovely papers used here

We also have some more projects to show you from DT members, and I am sure you will be inspired by these and have a go at the challenge.

Paper flowers
Repurposed container


Book Folding....Hedgehog
(Ed: how cute is this!)

Fun with Cicada shells

Cookie Matchbox Gift Box

Two weeks to get something made and in to be in the challenge

You will find the Linky HERE if you scroll down!

08 August 2016

Winner's Post for Unstampabelles for July's Challenge

Hello everyone - welcome to all the newest members of this crew, and thanks for staying the distance to all those who have hung out here a lot. 

As the'old-timers' know, this time of the month we announce who has won the random number prize, and who has been selected as the favorite of the DT for the preceding month.

Before we do that I like to subject people to a photo - usually of a lovely place somewhere in my home state of Tasmania. I am a dyed-in-the-bone Taswegan, and love my home - but I do enjoy visiting other places as well! However, today's photo is another from quite near me in the south of the state - and another photographer....

It was taken last week - love that Aurora
Andrew (the photographer) commented on his Facebook page how amazing it is what people miss by not being up in the night!

I know I slept through it.

Anyway, on to the winners:

Random Draw - 10: Richa
Look at that superb quilling!

DT Favourite - 9: Akshma
More amazing quilling!

Congratulations to both crafters!

Don't forget we are running a new challenge for August

#60 Anything but a Card

 twist - a tutorial or link to a tutorial on 'how to make this' added to your blog

Yes, there is a random number Prize

As it would happen we have a Guest Design Team Member this week to encourage you

Guess Who?

You probably know here by her Avatar

I am Atchaya from India. My craft creation name is Akshma so am called as Akshma too. I have been crafting for the past one year and started my journey with quilling and then started exploring other crafts like card making, decoupage, clay etc. Unstampabelles blog challenge is always my favorite blog and I got the first badge to flaunt on my blog (Unstampabelles Design team favorite badge-got in last December) so its always so special for me and even though I got so many badges after that, Unstampabelles badge still remains in the top as its the most memorable one.
You can view my creations on my blog-http://kraftycraze.blogspot.in  

Akshma made this beautiful ACT holder for our challenge to inspire you

 In addition I needed to make a quick gift bag

That's it - have a great week and enjoy some craft time

If you are looking for the Linky to enter, you can go 

and scroll down to it.