21 April 2014

MIDWAY POSTING FOR #CHALLENGE 34

The challenge for April is to create a paper based project - card or scrap or similar - and to do it without using a stamp AND incorporating in it either a bird or an animal!

There is also a TWIST - to use pastel colours!

Our wonderful Sponsor this month is REGAL CRAFT:




The very wonderful DT here have created some more beautiful inspiration for you but before we look at that, we have a guest designer this month

Our Guest Designer in April is
Victoria Botham


Hi everyone, I’m Victoria (although usually known as Tor or VeryBelleMakes!) and I’m from Essex, England. I am a stay-at-home mum to two great children, aged 7 and 4. I’m also really lucky to be supported and encouraged by a very patient husband, who regularly has to wade through a ton of glitter just to make it to his desk next to mine!

I have enjoyed card-making since my early twenties; I drifted away a bit when my son was small, as there were never enough hours in the day, but now that the children are a little more independent, I’m enjoying picking up where I left off!

Thank you very much to Susan and the Unstampabelles team for having me as a Guest Designer this month!


They are just so cute!!


Now, for the DT work!

Julene has made a  birthday card


Jane on 'beeing' happy!



Margaret - provided two items for midway: a card
Using Kaiser craft paper,  chipboard tag from Unique Paper Graphics Graphic 45 chipboard tags which were free with a magazine and happy birthday sticker.

Plus scrapbook page using Easter papers

Susan using freebies from magazine; egg die; letter dies - Regal Press card blank


Tracey using a Penny Black Christmas sticker and dollar store sentiment sticker...who says Christmas can't be pastel!


Deanne

Well,  there you have it folks - and all that time over the Easter break too - so why not have a go at a card or page or paper item for our current challenge! Looking forward to seeing what you create. 



07 April 2014

Challenge#34: Incorporate an Animal or a Bird

Well, it's the 7th April and as promised here is our next challenge!

Challenge#34: Incorporate an Animal or a Bird

and the TWIST is
use PASTEL colours

This challenge ends on the 2nd May so you have a whole 28 days to get a project done and entered. 
Maybe you could enter more than once!

This month we are proud to be sponsored by: 


Very many thanks to them - and this is their very first blog sponsorship, so YAH to them and lets hope its a great experience!!They have lots of lovely stuff at their store in Launceston, Tasmania and on-line as well, so why not go over and have a look.  I know that I have spent a lot of time (and money) there over the years!

Our Guest Designer in April is
Victoria Botham


Hi everyone, I’m Victoria (although usually known as Tor or VeryBelleMakes!) and I’m from Essex, England. I am a stay-at-home mum to two great children, aged 7 and 4. I’m also really lucky to be supported and encouraged by a very patient husband, who regularly has to wade through a ton of glitter just to make it to his desk next to mine!

I have enjoyed card-making since my early twenties; I drifted away a bit when my son was small, as there were never enough hours in the day, but now that the children are a little more independent, I’m enjoying picking up where I left off!

Thank you very much to Susan and the Unstampabelles team for having me as a Guest Designer this month!
You are very welcome Tor - and your work is amazing! Just look at this card!


I love those die cut rabbits and their tails!

Now the DT here at Unstampabelles are also pretty darn good too, and here are the pieces they have produced to inspire you for this challenge!

 JanR
Mr. Bunny is on an Action Wobble. 



She loves retro and vintage styles, so opted to work with some retro collage sheets.


She likes a bit of bling, so the pastel blue dragonfly is keeping the chipboard bunny company.


Love the butterflies

Margaret's card uses a sticker



An easel card



Pretty colours

and

Rabbits and Easter always go together in our house!

If you follow the links from the DT's name to their posts on their blogs you can find out more about how the card was made.  Your entry does not have to be a card - it can be anything that follows the theme and is paper base and has not used stamps - digital, rubber or cling!  It does not have to be an Easter theme, but if you need to get another card done using that theme, be our guest!

Just remember, your project has to have an animal or a bird in it, and if you are going to add the TWIST you need to work in mainly PASTEL colours.

02 April 2014

Guess who won the Unstampabelles Challenge #33

for our Geometric Shapes Challenge, with the TWIST of at least three shapes being used. 

Well, we had a good interest in this challenge.  Thanks for all you crafters who give this non-stamping idea a go! We all appreciate your efforts. Hopefully April will prove to be just as inspiring for people. Check in next Monday to see what we want you to do!

This month our challenge was sponsored by 



Prize:   $15 Discount Coupon

The winner of this is.....drum roll..........drum roll........


Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:3 


Timestamp: 2014-04-02 04:54:37 UTC

Congratulations Debbie - please contact me at suhogan(at)gmail(dot)com for details about your prize

Now, we also have a DT Favourite each month and the DT have nominated and commented and the selection for the March Challenge is......drum roll please.......


who made this amazing exploding box!



Inside the box is a circle!


Congratulations Tracey!

Now, as well as announcing the winners, I have to announce a farewell to one of our team members and a welcome to a new member of the team.

Sarah from My Paperpie has been a member for over a year now, and in that time she has been very creative and produced a beautiful,  amazing little boy called Eli, whom we have watched growing like a little weed over the past few months. He is now nearly walking and probably talking up a storm as well, and crafting time has been greatly diminished for Sarah! As well as that, Sarah is a spouse of a serving military man who has been overseas but is due to return home shortly. We at Unstampabelles know that family always come first, and so we wish them all much happiness and success in this newest phase of their life and will hopefully see Sarah having a go in our challenges over time - or when Eli is asleep! 

Do not despair - we have been able to obtain the gain the talents of a wonderful Australian crafter to help us out - please welcome to the team Jane Howden from Scrap Pieces of Me.  

My Photo

Hi I'm Jane, a busy wife and mother - scrapbooker - family history researcher - taxi driver to my two wonderful children - chief cook and bottle washer (and I wouldn't have it any other way).

We welcome Jane to the team and look forward to seeing her work

Remember, working without using stamps (digital or rubber or cling,and that includes sentiments) requires a lot of ingenuity and thinking outside the proverbial square, but when I flick through the various crafty magazines I see so many examples of just that - a paper project created without using stamps or sometimes with a sentiment only stamped on them.  This sentiment can be hand-written, or computer generated or made using rub-ons or stickers or printed items or with letter dies or words. Images can be created by dies, or photographs or images from 12 x 12 papers, or hand drawn.  (Look at the amazing guitar drawn by hand by entrant Number 4 Rock Star in our last challenge!)

An example might be the cards on page 47/48 of Australian Papercraft Essentials magazine  - No 35, the latest edition. Starting on page 23, Leanne Sue Tin creates some Mother's Day items using the free gift with the magazine, and while I think there are two or three small stamps (which could be swapped out for stickers or rub-ons), she has created five pages of wonderful work.  On page 47 and using Kaisercraft papers The Looking Glass, Karen George has created some stunning cards and a small booklet. There are no or few stamps to be seen here. On page 60 Kim Dellow shows us how to create our own lettering using a variety of techniques.  On page 66 Jo Kill uses sequins in her card making and there are no stamps used in three pages of projects! This is just one magazine this month! So, get out there and look and CAS and have a go and enter our April challenge! Coming to this blog on Monday 7th April!!






30 March 2014

Hello Peeps

Just a quick post to explain that our next Challenge does not go live until the 7th April.  The turn around was a little fast for the DT to be expected to keep up, from the end of the last one the the beginning of the next, so I had added an extra few days. It also means I can keep to the timetable of last Friday of the month to finish, and first Monday of the month to begin a new challenge! So, new Challenge goes live on the 7th April!

A sneak peak of the new challenge may be coming before start  - and I will, of course, be announcing the winner's of the last challenge next week anyway, so stay turned for that! In the meantime, think Easter, think soft.................and begin to plan that next entry into the world of creating without using stamps of any kind! It's a great place to be!

25 March 2014

Some more inspiration from Margaret!

Margaret has made another card to inspire you all to enter in this final week of Unstampabelles Challenge #33.  In fact Margaret had this card made and ready to be posted yesterday but I was too super organised and forgot to check for any more after pieces from the team after scheduling my post earlier in the weekend! Sorry Margaret - and it is such a great piece of inspiration too!


Card is rectangle, picture is circle (it is not a stamp), square around picture, star washi tape.  Ribbon from Annabelle Stamps.


Isn't that nifty! Great card Margaret - thanks!

Don't forget Peeps - we close on the 28th at Midnight
You can find the challenge HERE. 

24 March 2014

Last Week for Challenge #33


 Hello Peeps - we have some lovely entries to date but  we are also sure you are just waiting until that last moment to enter our current challenge! Well, the good news is that we have ONE WEEK to go - so you had better get those skates on and go create a masterpiece for our challenge!

GEOMETRIC SHAPES
TWIST: HAVE AT LEAST THREE DIFFERENT SHAPES

REMEMBER!
Our lovely sponsor this month is the delightful Andrea from 


and Andrea is offering our winner a
Discount coupon worth $15.00 Aus

We have some further inspiration for you:

Julene:  A circle (under the elephant) and a square plus the shapes on the backing paper


Susan: lots of shapes here!

You can find the challenge HERE!

17 March 2014

Midway Post for Challenge # 33 - Geometric Shapes

Hello Peeps!
Well we have six entries as I write this for our current challenge to create a CARD or SCRAPBOOK PAGE (all paper based) without using stamps and following our theme this month

GEOMETRIC SHAPES
TWIST: HAVE AT LEAST THREE DIFFERENT SHAPES


Our lovely sponsor this month is the delightful Andrea from 


and Andrea is offering our winner a
Discount coupon worth $15.00 Aus

There are many lovely items available at Annabelle's, so why not pop over and have a look!

The Design team have come up with a few new inspirations for you to get going on your design.  Why not pop over to their blogs ans see how they put these together and leave them some love: 

Susan: circles, squares and the card itself is a rectangle. The bling comes from the lovely Andrea at 
Annabelle Stamps!


Julene: Squares, circles(buttons & bling in shaker box) and  a rectangle.
The buttons and bling are from Annabelle Stamps.
What a nice gift and card combined!


Tracey with the geometric shapes of rectangles, a few hearts and some circles (the bling handles on the little dresser drawers, the eye of the rocking horse).  The ribbon and bling are from our current sponsor, Annabelle Stamps! The entire card has been created using my Silhouette Cameo print and cut features. 



Merry - (Who is DT Guesting here for this one). I had so much fun creating this.  Thanks so much for the Sprinkles from Annabelles.  I will have to look at some other colours as they are so lovely and shiny. :-)
I have circles, rectangles and triangles.  The sentiment is a Stampin Up rub-on.



Margaret:  Card is a rectangle, layered paper tole pixie on circle and then square, sticker Merry Christmas on oval, added star and triangle Christmas tree.  Added circle rhinestones


You can find the current challenge HERE and we would love to see what you can make around the theme of GEOMETRIC SHAPES! You have two weeks to go to get your entry in. 


03 March 2014

Challenge #33 - Geometric Shapes!

Well, obviously our last challenge was just that - a bit of a challenge for some of you who don't like to get your hands dirty when crafting - I usually don't but sometimes I just want to dive in and smear and paint and swipe and splash........anyway, those of you who did have a go produced some fabulous pieces and we had great fun commenting on them and reading all about your differing journeys. Just a reminder to read the rules before you enter please. Several entries had to be discounted because they failed to follow the rules.

However, there is only one winner and the person who has won this fabulous prize from

Sticker Store Craft Stickers
Thanks Mandy!




Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
7
Timestamp: 2014-03-01 04:31:03 UTC

Please contact me here with your details to collect the prize
and also take the winner's badge from the side bar and brag a bit!


Our DT favourite for this Challenge #32 is

Congratulations!
Please take our badge from the sidebar and display proudly as a DT Favourite

Now, OUR NEW CHALLENGE 

How do you see the world? In circles and curves and bubbles, or lines,and squares and angles? A mixture of both? What colour are shapes? For me anything with a curve is in the warmer colours and all the angles and straight lines and box shapes are in the cooler range. How about you?

Challenge #33 is to create a CARD or SCRAP PAGE 
with geometric shapes

The TWIST this month - if you can face this challenge - make sure you have at least THREE different shapes on your paper-based project. 

Our Challenge this month is being sponsored by the lovely Andrea at 





and Andrea is offering our winner a

Discount coupon worth $15.00 Aus
There are many lovely items available at Annabelle's, so why not pop over and have a look!

The DT have come up with some amazing inspiration for you all but we also have a Guest Designer this month. Please pop over to visit Laney and see how clever she is with images and Promarkers too, but for us today she has made this gorgeous card without using any stamps.

Guest Designer Laney


Now the rest of our DT have some more inspiration for you:


Jan's sentiment is created with her Silhouette and sketch pens


Beth used punches, and embossing for texture,with the 4 & U being rub-ons.


 
Tracey came across this adorable easel card file at My ScrapChick...and the first thing she did was start counting shapes...rectangles in the fence, circles on the fence posts as well as the centre sentiment, an elongated oval for the card stop, and of course triangles for those adorable birdie beaks! She rummaged through her stash for suitable rub-ons for this project, and came up empty handed...so her own handwriting it was! 


There's rectangles, hexagons, heart and circle.


From Sarah

Sarah says: "For this card, I used repeating geometric shapes: squares, circles, rectangles and stars. The sentiment is a combination of chipboard and stickers."




Susan: rectangles, squares (behind the rectangle), circles, ovals in the leaves


Well, there you have it.  There are lots of geometric shapes represented here and if you visit the blogs of the team you will be able to see how the cards and pages were created.  Don't forget to leave them some love as well! So, great prize and great inspiration -what else is needed? Oh yes, the Linky - see it below?  Just add your card or scrap page to the linky - link directly to your relevant post - and don't forget to mention us and link back. No stamps please. 




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