05 October 2015

Challenge #51: October

Boy oh boy oh boy......September is over already and we are on to the next challenge #51!

This time it is 

 the SUN - rising or setting, but always with 
a twist of GOLD! GOLD! GOLD!

The prize for this month is this embossing folder

There are many and different ways (arrays?) of portraying the sun - a photograph or a beautiful sunrise or sunset; a picture created of the same; embossed rays or use a stencil to get the same result. Remember, it does not have to be a card. A few months ago I used this canvas for a challenge in multi-media - and I do believe it was a sun.......so a multi media canvas would be great or any other multi media creation or repurposed item. Don't think - too hard........think, WOW, how can I do that!

The Design Team have created amazing things again, and here they are to assist you in your thinking

No not a stamp - go to my blog to see how this was made. 

28 September 2015

Where has the month gone! Last week......

Oh my gosh, it is the last week in September and we are in the middle of the AFL football finals and turning our attention to cricket and summer!The weather is turning and here in Hobart we are enjoying the joys of Spring!

Carlton Beach - By Greg Faull

Our current challenge Boys will be Boys is still running for another five days

This is the prize

Here is some more inspiration, if you need it from the Design Team

The twist is to tell us what makes a good male card


(Put their name on it and they will love it!)


You can go 

and click on the Linky thingy at the bottom of the post

21 September 2015

Midway Post for Boys will be Boys Challenge #50

Our current twist requires you to write a few words of wisdom about what makes a good male card/tag/gift box/project in your opinion IN YOUR BLOG/JOURNAL

We want to share ideas around as so many people seem to find making something for a male is a bit difficult. This way we assist our fellow crafters. 

The Design Team have gone all out this month, and we have some amazing inspiration for you again.

 Her theme here is love, style is Wild West with "Wanted" ads

The prize for this month is this

Lots of decoupage sheets and stickers!

Go to this place and follow the link at the bottom of the post to add your creation to the challenge!

14 September 2015

Winners for August and more of Challenge#50

OK, our current challenge is 

Boys will be Boys
(or Boyz, as I call 'em)

and our current twist required you to write a few words of wisdom about what makes a good male card/tag/gift box/project in your opinion IN YOUR BLOG/JOURNAL

We want to share ideas around as so many people seem to find making something for a male is a bit difficult - I think it is just a bit hard to come up with an initial idea

So......we have lots of inspiration for you this month!

Firstly though, here are our winners from August

To win this package of lace

it is......drum roll........
Random Number Draw Winner: No 8 - Spanish Crafter

There is a lot going on here - love the die cut!

Congratulations Wendy

DT Favourite

There is no prize for the following - only much honor and glory
Can you see us genuflecting?
Well deserved as the work presented this month was outstanding

The DT Favourite(s) - yes, two this month, in no particular order


Congratulations to you both

Now, we have two Guest Designers this month, 
and I would firstly like to introduce to you

She describes herself as "a textile designer goes berserk with paper, glue and scissors, occasionally with jewelry and other crafts"

 This is her piece or triptych - theme is male friendship. Groups of 3, two and a solitary chap.
- numbers are plywood, painted to resemble metal. 
I do love Alice's work as she uses cloth so easily and comes to a project from such a quirky point of view, plus her work always has an interesting narrative.


Our second designer is Lucyna
Her blog is Go Bravely

Let me thank you all for the opportunity to be your Guest Designer at Unstampabelles.
A little about me:

My name is Lucyna Marynowska, aka Lula from http://ululi.blogspot.com/

I come from the north of Poland. Fifty-six, part time working widow, mum 
of two grown up boys and a proud grandma. 
I started my crafting journey 3 years ago as a card maker and immediately 
became an addicted paper-lover. My latest craze is playing with mixed 
medias and altering things.

My beloved husband has passed away recently and I found true solace in 
I love challenges to spark my creativity and I love making crafty friends 
all over the world.

This is my take on the theme: Boys will be Boys.
I altered a perfume box for a birthday gift to my nephew. I have used some ink through the stencil, some 
washi tape and die cuts from Rewind Collection by Kaisercraft. 

Hope you like it!

What makes a good man card ( or gift box)?

In my opinion:
1. You shouldn't use pink colour.
2. You should limit your embellishments.
3. Try to keep it simple.
3. Humorous inscription is very desirable.

Crafty hugs to all

Again Lucyna has an unusual take on her subjects, and her style really appeals to me - I love too the fact that she has altered a perfume box for her nephew! So ironic.

How is that for some inspiration for our current challenge?
If you were wondering if you should enter it, here is the prize offered to the random winner, and you cannot win it if you don't enter!

Lastly, here is my take on a quick pair of male cards 

Using a sheet from Acid Drops 

Let us see your work by entering it 

by clicking on the Linky thingy at the bottom of the post

07 September 2015

Boyz will be Boyz......Challenge #50

Hello Peeps, sorry about the stuff up today, I was having some computer problems - mainly my brain not working along with the technology! Anyhoo, we are off to a start now.....

What is the September Challenge?

Boys will be Boys   
I know the cards for males are considered hard to make, but lets have a go at creating one for a male of whatever age you chose! 

The twist is to journal about what makes a good male card in your own opinion!

September -the prize will be decoupage and sticker sheets. 

The team have a great idea about what makes a good male card - have a look at these!

Wow, isn't that team  something else! How amazing are these cards!
Let's see what you can make


01 September 2015

September challenge coming soon

Great lot of entries for August. Remember,  we work on the first Monday of the month and each Monday after that - so see you next Monday for our latest challenge and the Monday after for August winners!

Keep well and craft away!

24 August 2015

Last week of Challenge #49: White on White

What an amazing collection of beautiful things people are making for this challenge - please remember though, NO STAMPS, even tiny ones as it is unpleasant to have to disqualify someone when their project is so beautiful and time and effort has gone into creating it. There are some beautiful items entered so far - but we are always looking for more!

I must say the Design Team have created some simply stunning things under this theme, and such a variety of things too - plenty to inspire you as you still have five days to get something made and entered in the challenge. 

Remember the theme is White on White
 and the twist is to introduce ONE other colour. 

Here is even more inspiration from the DT!

Such a personalised decoration for someone...

What can I say - I have a lot of dies.....

Jen Leeflang 

I suggest you go to Jen's blog as I think she might have a link to the tutorial to make these beautiful things!


Another elegant creation

The prize for the challenge

If you go 

you can leave your entry!
Remember, it closes at midnight on the 28th August, Aust. Standard Time

17 August 2015

Challenge#49: Midway

Hello Peeps!

Have we got some amazing inspiration for you for our current challenge! Remember, it is White on White, with a touch of one other colour. I can hardly believe some of the ways the DT have interpreted this challenge - working in paper and/or applying paper crafter techniques and working without using any stamps at all.

We swing from off-the-page items, jewelry and furnishing to lovely cards. 

There is a prize of course (random selection)
The widest lace is 14 cm approx

and we also have a DT Favourite announced each month

Look at these!

Quilled Orchid jewellery

and finally

and then there were two!

 Zentangling with gold pens on paper mache deer

There must be something in all this inspiration over the last three posts that inspire you and urge you to get involved? 
If you are feeling that creative urge, get going to the workshop/space and give in to it!

Then go 

and upload your work to show us what you have done!
Happy Crafting!

10 August 2015

Time for the July Winner!

Welcome to week two of the August Challenge - White on white! 
The twist is to add ONE colour
It is a bit appropriate as it turns out!

You may or may not be aware that the weather predictions were correct and we have had a big dump of snow in Hobart in the last week, down to sea level. Not as bad as 1986, but nearly! We get very excited about snow because it is a fairly rare event, and to get it to sea level is just amazing! However, as I am writing this up it is a sun shiny and blue day and warmer temps all round but the snow is lingering on the hills.

OK now about the challenge - for this challenge we have a prize:

A packet of lace

So July - we had some amazing entries for this challenge; such interesting takes of the theme

Who won in July?  Well, it was

No 5 - My Specialist

This is apparently a Moo!

Congratulations Zoe! Prize on its way!

The DT Favourite was 

No 6 - Sindu

This is an aarathi plate or beautifully quilled garden

Congratulations Sindu!

In other news we have a new team member:

I'm Berina. I'm from India, currently living in Park Ridge, New Jersey with my husband and 20 month old daughter. I've been crafting in some way or other, right from my childhood. I used to make simple greeting cards for my family, learnt to make both fabric as well as paper flowers, tried my hand at embroidery, learnt to crochet and made some jewelry. I started blogging only a few years ago and that is when I came to know about the awesome world of paper crafting and blogging. From then on, there's no stopping. I like to experiment new styles and techniques. I love to learn new stuff and get creative. I create CAS cards as well as layered cards and everything in between. I love the simplicity of the CAS cards and the beauty of cards with layers and lots of embellishments. Like most of us, I find crafting to be really a stress buster.

Welcome Berina and we cannot wait to see some more examples of your beautiful work

More news......last month I promised if we got to 300 followers I would offer a prize 

Well, we are there!
Winner of the random draw from the last 10 followers to join, once we had got to 300 is......

Lucyna Marynowska!

Congratulations Lucyna - prize is on it's way

Thanks to all of our followers, and welcome also to our newest followers - I hope you enjoy our little blog and our challenges!

Do you want some more inspiration for the challenge?
What about these?

Jen Leeflang


Why not go to the Design Team blogs and leave some love!
Be inspired and then create!
Remember, you can go 

to enter - and you have to be in it to win it!