25 April 2016

Last week of the Unstampabelles April Challenge

This post will go live on ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand.

Lest We Forget 

This photo of a poppy was taken a few days ago at Gallipoli, Turkey, where one of my Granddaughters, Private Hettie Adams of the NZ Army Band, is currently stationed. She will be one of the party making the music for the Dawn Service and other services around the area on the 25th April and singing the NZ National Anthem at the Dawn Service.

She was delighted when she found a tortoise there one day!

On to the Challenge - 

Fauna and Flora
With a TWIST of Texture!

This is the prize on offer

I have not made anything for this week for inspiration as I have had a busy week with a husband in hospital with a hip replacement, but my fabulous Design Team have stepped up to the grid and provided the following to inspire you!

Just look at that quilled flower!

Wynn has been at it again and provided another lovely card

So, if you are going to enter, you need to do so before midnight on Friday
Scroll down from HERE and find the linky and enter your creation there

18 April 2016

Midway for April Challenge #56

Hello Peeps - well another week and another reminder of our current challenge. The theme is

Flora AND Fauna


Talking of Fauna, here is a very endangered bird from Tassie

Edition 170 A forty-spotted pardalote
The 40 spotted pardelote, which has been called a 'farmer' bird because it taps the leaves an branches to urge the tree to put out manna, or a type of food sap

Cute, eh?

Back to our challenge.......
Remember there is a random prize

And we also choose a DT Favourite

We have some more inspiration for you as well

I love dalmatian puppies!

A wee house!

So, scroll down to the first post for April to find the linky to add your project and 
don't forget - no stamps or digi's please. 

11 April 2016

Who is the March Winner then?

The #tinderboxvineyard to the right and over the water is #brunyisland.#tasmania

This is in an area of Southern Tasmania called the Channel area

Presumably because there is a body of water between Tassie and Bruny Island running most of the length of this area. Bruny Island is named for Bruni D'entrecasteaux, a french explorer who visited this area - in fact, I might have been French if the English invaders of mainland Australia had not taken fright at the thought of France taking land near them, and immediately sent a small group to colonise Tasmania - and take it in the name of England first! There are lots of places in this area with French names as a result. 

Welcome to Tasmania

On to the winner's post to announce the winner of our March challenge
 - unlock your potential -
The twist of course was to add a key.

There was a prize (random number selection)

It was won by Vicki!

unstampable march 2016 (497x640)


The DT Favourite was unanimous this month and that is quite unusual
It is also the first time in quite a while that the DT Favourite has coincided  with the random number winner! That is also unusual!!!

So, a double Congratulations to Vicki, especially as she made this card by mistake, thinking that the recipient was 21 this year, when really he was only 20!

Our current Challenge#56 


Flora and Fauna 
with a 

TWIST to add some extra texture!


We have some more DT Inspiration to stir you on to enter this month

So pretty

CG's desert upbringing is shining through again!

Scroll down to last week, and find the link to the challenge there - there are already so wonderful entries
Please remember - NO STAMPS used, including digital ones
It is always embarrassing to have to remove an entry

04 April 2016

Time for the April Challenge! #56 Flora/Fauna, with a twist of Texture

Do you know what the term lumpy-bumpy means when scrapbooking? I came across it a few years ago and it describes exactly the idea that a page/card/journal has been loaded up with lots of texture and embellies...........

That is what this new challenge is all about

Flora and Fauna 

TWIST add some extra texture!


You are all clever people and know that flora means plants and flowers; and fauna refers to to all the critters that live among the plants and flowers!

You have a month to enter the competition

Winner's of last months challenge announced next week, as per usual

We have several pieces of inspiration to get you started - 

Jen Leeflang

So, week one and we have flowers and butterflies.........what shall we see next week, I wonder......don't forget to visit the DT and see how the cards are made and leave a comment. We all love the interaction.

Don't forget - no stamps to be used, including digital stamps