31 October 2016

Mini Break coming up

Hi Peeps - remember, we start on the first Monday of the month, which for November, is the 7th here in Australia! Probably the same where you are too.........

To keep you happy some more pretty pictures....

Here's a couple of friendly Bennetts Wallabies hanging out at the Patriarchs - a wildlife sanctuary on the east coast of Flinders Island.

24 October 2016

End of October - One Week to Go for the Challenge!

Well, you have five days to complete and enter

Challenge #62

Outside Your Comfort Zone Twist: a different edge

 TWIST have a different edge!
Make of this what you want 
as long as no stamps are involved

The prize!

So......what are you waiting for?

Oh - inspiration.....

How about some love birds....

Greg Faull took this photo last week at a place called Tinderbox, in the Channel area of Southern Tasmania
Gotta love those Galahs - such cute birds.

CG - String Art ... takes so long!

I am lazy to try out shaped cards, thanks Susan for pulling me out of my comfort zone

Quilling - mmmm

You can enter your piece HERE
Scroll down to the Linky thing........

17 October 2016

Week Three of Challenge #62: Out of Your Comfort Zone

....with a twist of An Edge!

Well, from the edge of the world, here is another photo of flowers......irises!

Murrays Day Out Tasmania On the Tullymore Road , on Table Cape , Wynyard 

Hopefully you now feel comfortable enough to draw some inspiration from below and then dive into the challenge! Two more weeks to go.

Random prize draw

Well, this is meant to be a challenge where you try something from the many paper crafts that you have not tried before or rarely tried - something that makes you break out in a little sweat or get a bit uncomfortable whilst making it........for some it may be a mixed media piece, for others a technique they have not tried before, and for others a construction or 3D item they have not made before.

For me - well I am not good at the decoupage sheets - you know, the ones where you get an A4 sheet of images and part images, and you have to read the instructions and then cut it out (in that order apparently) and then put it all back together again.......and it is supposed to be a (wonderful) 3D image....but mine always looks slightly askew and slightly not right and generally a bit mmmmm.....

for Wynn it was a
 canvas and mixed media piece

I think she nailed it!

You can enter your piece HERE
Scroll down to the Linky thing........

10 October 2016

More tulips and winners from September

Just to prove it was no fluke growing those tulips in Tasmania (see last post at the Botanical Gardens, Hobart) here are two more stunning photographs to share of a tulip farm in the North West of the island of Tasmania -a place called Wynyard - about 4 hours drive away from me. The view is looking northy- west slightly, with Bass Strait in the background. 

It was a wet, wild, blustery weekend, but they still had lots of flowers! They grow for bulbs to sell, mostly, so the flowers are a secondary thing for them. Note the beautiful chocolate brown soil from this area - volcanic in origin they say. This is a big dairy area and a food bowl as well. 

Tulip Farm on Table Cape at Wynyard
by Dan Fellows

Tulips and gum trees -
Almost hurts your eyes doesn't it.

Winner's for September #61
Changing Seasons

The winner of the prize is:
No 7: Shartl

I could not comment on this card before as it is with Flicker and I am not a member, but I do love that little squirrel, holding his nut. 

The DT Favourite is

Congratulations to both of you clever crafting women!

On with new business - the current monthly challenge is 

Challenge #62

Outside Your Comfort Zone Twist: a different edge

 TWIST have a different edge!
Make of this what you want as long as no stamps are involved

The prize!

Guest Designer for this week

Richa Maurya

Hello ladies. This is Richa Maurya from India. I am a doctor by profession and crafter by passion. I am a relatively new crafter and blogger. For the first time I tried quilling for a Mother's Day gift. And I was amazed by how a piece of paper can be turned into something so mesmerising. And that was the point I entered this amazing world of crafting. Since then I have tried to learn more and more from all my fellow crafters. I just love making cards. Unstampablles is really special for me. Its my good luck charm. Won my first badge here and got this wonderful opportunity for which I am highly grateful to the whole Unstampabelles team, especially Susan.

Coming to Guest Designer Inspiration. I was pretty worried after seeing the theme of the challenge. But then I thought of trying something new and completely out of my comfort zone. So I created a mixed media art journal page. My very first attempt at mixed media.

WOW - what a stunner this is - especially for a first attempt! Love how that image is just outside its frame too. An 'edgy' look as well!

More inspiration for you also from me

A mixed media canvas

03 October 2016

Ooops - sorry I am so late! New Challenge is open now!

Challenge #62

Outside Your Comfort Zone Twist: a different edge

 TWIST have a different edge!

The prize!

There is a lot going on this month, so there are a lot of possibilities for creating....
Islamic New Year; Yom Kippur; footy finals; at the very end is the start of Diwali/Deepavali.......

My photo this week was taken by me!

I went to the local Botanical Gardens for lunch - well worth a visit - and the tulips were out and had been bashed about by the wind and rain quite a bit; this shot was between showers before we went into the Conservatory to see the orchids

Loved the smell from the stocks too - the orchids were magnificent as well.

Well - on to the challenge and some inspiration for you 

Dale finds girly layouts challenging.....but she nailed this one!

I have added the flower I created for last month's challenge

As most of my card making supplies are stamps every challenge at Unstampabelles pushes me outside my comfort zone! That is what challenges are meant to do.

A journal page using multi-media that was a total disaster! Not so  much an inspiration as a challenge to do better than this - there is not much of a challenge in that either - I was really outside my comfort zone!

So, over to you

Please remember not to use stamps