24 November 2014

Final Week for November!

OMG - only four weeks to Christmas! So much still to do.........

Hopefully making a gift box will lighten the present load for those that celebrate Christmas.

Our sponsor The Stamp Spot is offering our winner

a $15 Gift Voucher
Many thanks for this.

Novelty bird box!

I will have more on my blog on instructions to make this on Tuesday afternoon - I am having a problem with blogger reading my blog on other machines at present.
I thought I would try and make this as a Santa or an elf box with a gift inside - this one has mints inside it!

Lets see what you can create in the remaining few days of this challenge - amazing stuff done so far!

You can go HERE

 to see the link up

17 November 2014

Well, its MIDWAY for our November Challenge: Box it Up!

Hello Peeps! Welcome to our new Followers too.

Reminder: the November Challenge is to Box it Up and the TWIST is to keep a photo diary of how you made/changed your box! You can repurpose a container or you can make one from scratch but we all need something to present our presents in at some time. Just take a few photos and put them up on the post or if you have followed a tutorial, link to that then then make a few comments about how easy/hard/different you found the tutorial.

I have some more inspiration to show you - the DT just keep producing stuff! I just have to showcase it - too adorable......

CG - Incense tube box

(I have made/ altered  mini boxes and assembled it all to make a vintage box wall unit-dressing table)

I have made a Christmas Box from a Christmas Card (step by step will be on my blog)

A box for tea candles - as a gift!

So, there you have it - go to the DT's blogs and see how they created theirs and then have a go yourself. Don't forget to leave some love there as well!

Our Sponsor this month is 

who is offering a $15 Gift Voucher to the winner!

So, lets see what you crafty people can create!
Add your  work HERE

10 November 2014

Winner's post for October

Firstly, have to share this gorgeous photo of two Humpback whales playing in the Mercury Passage off Maria Island one Spring afternoon this week. Not my photo's - but so amazing! I used to live just near there - in fact if you go to my blog page and look at the photo at the top, these whales were just a little way off to the left of that photo!

Just showoffs really!

Bit like the winner of our October Challenge

..........TIME - and the twist was shabby chic!

Our winner is No 3: Being Karen
There is so much gorgeousness going on in those layers!

Karen has already been contacted but why not go and leave some extra love on her blog!

For October our DT Favourite is 

Congratulations to both wonderful crafters! They both got the TWIST of shabby chic down pat!

Now, on to other news!
We have another new DT member joining us......
 Meet Claire Dale

Hi, my name is Claire! I have been crafting on and off for about 20 years now, and can officially say that I'm addicted! My craft room is my happy place! My passion is card making, but I also do cake decorating and dabble in a bit of crochet when the dog doesn't want to sit on my lap! I am married to a wonderful man, and have two grown up children, the youngest still at university and the oldest working but back living at home! I work in a school office, so get all the school holidays off to craft! I am really excited to join UnstampaBelles, and look forward to my first challenge!

Please go and welcome Claire to the team

A reminder that our November Challenge is 

#41 Box It Up!

Twist: make a photo journal of your journey!

We are being sponsored this month by

who are offering a $15 Gift Voucher to the winner.

To give you some more inspiration, we have 

a Guest Designer: 

who went from this

to this!

Who would think that a wine box could be so lovely!

If you want to know how she created this box, go to 

Hopefully this is getting those creative juices really flowing - we look forward to seeing your creations being added HERE

03 November 2014

November's Challenge: #41 - Box it Up!

Hello Peeps! Hope life is treating you reasonably well and that you are enjoying the experience!

Our new challenge - Number #41, can you believe that? It is a construction challenge - not a card challenge - and we ask you to 

Box It Up 
You can either construct something from scratch or repurpose/change something into a receptacle to hold something useful or pretty or both!

the TWIST is.......

.....show us how the box was made!  Show progress photos and add tips - make a photo journal of it!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is:
an Australian on-line store

Today we start off the inspiration tour with a repurposed container by Elly, a Guest Designer for November!

Wait until you see how she created that butterfly!

Now,what have the rest of the Design Team come up with!


Tealight candle gift box

Shylaashree - small treat box

CG - Box-o-boxes
(I have lots of photos & instructions on my blog post!)

Tracey F

Dale - Pillow Boxes

Got pics on my blog too!

 and Susan

So, lets see how you would Box it Up! Don't forget to take lots of photos too along the way!

Add your link here to enter the competition.

27 October 2014

October: Final week to enter Time Challenge #40

To reprise......
 the challenge for October is .....

 and the twist is shabby chic!

Time can be many things - a moment, a place in the day, a memory.....
Remember also you can make a card but 
you can also make anything else that suits the challenge theme!

Just also remember - NO STAMPS to be used please either digital or rubber or clear/cling - not even in the background or for a sentiment.

October is Sponsored 

They are currently having a


for the month of OCTOBER!

FWAB Flower Packs - Retail

Several DT members had made something to encourage you to enter

For final week by Margaret
Using paper from Bo Bunny Timepiece Collection 6x6 pad
pictures for Crafty Individuals Crafty Miniatures people and places

An altered clock for a kids room: with a photo frame
Urvashi Rao
Original clock (Had recd it as a corporate gift)

And after altering and adding three spots to frame photos
Wow, that is some alteration!

You can find the challenge

Looking forward to seeing your entries!

20 October 2014

Midway Post for Challenge #40: Time

Yes, the challenge for October is .....

 and the twist is shabby chic!

Time can be many things - a moment, a place in the day, a memory.....
Remember also you can make a card but 
you can also make anything else that suits the challenge theme!

Just also remember - NO STAMPS to be used please either digital or rubber or clear/cling - not even in the background or for a sentiment.

October is Sponsored 

They are currently having a


for the month of OCTOBER!

FWAB Flower Packs - Retail

Now, have we got a feast of inspiration for you to see!

First cab off the rank is

isn't that teacup and cupcake adorable!

Love the richness of colour and meaning here

Love that plate!

Quoth the Raven! Happy Halloween!

Love the visual pun

So Pretty

Tracey F.
Made on her Cameo - how beautiful is this!!

So, with all this stunningly good work to inspire you, lets see what the second half of the month can bring! You can find the challenge 

13 October 2014

Winner's post for September

Hello Peeps! Hope life is moving at a pace you can keep up with and that your crafting is bring you peace and contentment.

I have a winner to announce and the DT Favourite as well; and some new DT members to announce - and a reminder that our October Challenge is currently running and is.......

..TIME - and the twist is shabby chic!

Time can be many things - a moment, a place in the day, a memory.....

Remember, you can make a card but you can also make anything else that suits the challenge theme!
Just also remember - NO STAMPS to be used please either digital or rubber or clear/cling.

October  is Sponsored 

They are having a


for the month of OCTOBER!

FWAB Flower Packs - Retail

Go and check it out!
This could be a long post so you may want to go get a drink of choice here!

(Just to let people know - I usually shoot the Winner and DT Favourite an email prior to announcing it, with details of collection the prize and the appropriate blinkies) 

Now, the winner of September's challenge Be Funny has won this:

 Sponsored by Susan (me) and the Wood Fellow (hubby!)
Spellbinders diecut set

and is No 13 Elly 
Love her frame for the twist as well - Elly actually entered 3 times so I was so pleased when her number came out! Her prize is already winging its way to Holland - hope it gets there soon Elly!

Our DT Favourite was tight but was won by 

Most of us can related to this!!

Congratulations ladies - why not go to their blogs and leave them some love!

Now, I have had a DT call out for a while and we have some new DT members I wish to announce - if you are still interested in joining us please email me asap. 
The NEW DT members are listed below in no particular order. 

Hi. I'm a papercrafter from Western Australia. I'm married to Paul and we have two teenage sons, Damon and Mark. I've been scrapbooking since 2003 and cardmaking was a bit of a sideline at the start but I find myself making them quite often now. I haven't bought a card for about 4 years now. I like to keep what I create fairly simple but sometimes do more elaborate ones and there's always something new to learn.

I'm looking forward to sharing my cards and pages with you and seeing what you create. Thanks to Susan for adding me to her Team.

My Photo

I'm Tracey and I'm married with 2 boys. I love to papercraft, cardmaking, scrapbooking and making a bit of jewelry. I'm very lucky to be on some brilliant design teams from all over the world!

I'm a crafter living in Baltimore City, Maryland. I enjoy all sorts of crafting, from paper to clay. I'm been blogging for about 4 years, and enjoy being a part of challenging Design Teams like this one.
I'm excited to be a part of this unique team!

I am Shylaashree of Adhiraacreations from India, mother of two awesome kids and working as an Executive secretary in Titan Company Limited. Ever since I was a little girl I have found great joy in creating cards, books, and 3-D projects with paper. During a period of ill health I found the art of quilling to be very therapeutic. Since then I have become totally hooked on to quilling. My core strength is jewellery designing /making (was a designer sometime for Tanishq & Goldplus) and wall decors.  I look forward to working with the other DT members. I feel that being part of this team will be a challenge and yet I hope that my work challenges those who participate.

I have always been extremely passionate about crafts and arts and learnt to hold a paint brush before I could write! I have studied fine art (Sahyadri School KFI) and specialized in painting, human sketching and contemporary art sculpting. However, in 2010 my left brain activated (pun intended) and I pursued a charter holder in financial analysis (CFA).  Contrary to my own belief, I am able to beautifully manage both my professions (finance and craft) very well; in fact both complement each other in their own way. I love bringing a lot of fun, cleverness and wit to my craft projects as I use it as a medium to vent my emotions, portray my observations and express what I go through daily in my life. Apart from this I am a mother of a 2 year old daughter and she has learnt to paint and craft  (but doesn't know her alphabets yet!).

Well, that is it - no inspiration this week but plenty to look out for next week!

In the meantime, you can go HERE to find the DT's work from the beginning of the month
 and enter the challenge from there.