02 June 2014

Challenge #36 Mixed Media PLUS new team members welcomed

Well, what a very busy post this one will be - I have several things to do: (reminder - winners from May will be announced next week)

Firstly, I would like to welcome several NEW Design Team Members to the team - in no order except alphabetical

SAMARA from Canada

I'm Samara. Bohemian. Hippie. Mommy. Pet Lover. Color freak. Introvert. Quirky. Country Girl. Artist. Loyal. Protective. Leo.

 and  WYNN from Cyprus

I have lived in Cyprus for many years and thoroughly enjoy the relaxed way of life. I have always had an interest in all things arty-crafty but didn't start card making until I arrived in Cyprus after retiring from teaching in England. I currently, along with another ex pat, run a Card and Papercraft Group here in Paphos. I am also involved with a charity, Paphos Ex Pats Kidney Assn. We raise money for the Dialysis unit at the General Hospital. We are currently trying to raise money for another Dialysis Machine. The cost will be 25,000 euros so I'm busy with lots of fund raising events. My life here is very full but I naturally miss my family. I have two children and four delightful grandchildren who are growing up too fast.

Secondly, we have to say another sad goodbye to a team member - Jan has decided to leave as well, and enjoy the busy Spring and Summer time. I know when Merry decided to close this blog late last year, and then I took it over at the very last minute, Jan was obliging enough to stay and help get it going again, so I am thankful for the time and effort, Jan and wish you all the best in whatever you newest venture may be. 

Now, dear reader, if you were hesitating about applying for a DT role at Unstampabelles before and you are reading this, you may be inspired to apply - just shoot me an email! Remember, you would be working with NO STAMPS AT ALL!

Now, as you know from the heading, the new challenge is:

with the

So it can be a card, or a project or a page - as long as it is paper based and does not have stamps (rubber, digi or poly!).  You have a month - until 27th June in fact - to create something, photograph it and uplift it to here!

This June we are being 
Sponsored by 

Bizzy Becs Store Blog


This  Marianne  Butterfly Die 

Isn't that fabulous!!

What inspiration have we from the wonderful Design Team?  Lets have a look!

Our Guest Designer for this month is the very talented

My Photo

Hi, My name is Jackie Cornfield. I am a happily married mother of two and grandma of one. All girls and we adore them! I manage 2 craft shops and card making/papercraft is a massive passion of mine. I try to do it daily! I am on several Design Teams and just love it, blogging has become my major addiction! There is no cure!!

Previously the tin was the container my husband’s leather male( !) bracelet came in, I nabbed it for this project!

Yummy work and so fun!

Now, what have the rest of the DT come up with to inspire you all!

She says: I've used stamping misting and applied paint through a mask

 She used paint to cover a wooden photo frame and added diamantes .....with her new gem setter whoo hoo....plus silk flowers. 

A mixed media canvas!  She had a great time playing with the paint, texture paste, rub-ons and different patterned papers!

I used glimmer mist to stencil the inside of a pizza box (the scrapbooking order variety not the ones with left over cheese and crumbs!) then cut out to appropriate size. Go visit her blog to find out what else happened to create this beautiful piece!

I have been playing with frames and canvas, but for today I have altered a canvas and then added it to the front of a card. 

She says: I have altered a notebook cover using paints, photo, papers, lace, diecut butterfly, stickers and glitter

So, let us see what great things you  all come up with - mix your media and add the TWIST by altering something as well.

Remember - you cannot use stamps of any kind for this challenge.  If we find a stamp, the entry becomes ineligible and the image is replaced. This is only fair to all those of you who are willing to accept a challenge, not just make a card and find a challenge theme that looks as if it suits. 


  1. Thank you for having me as GD this time!

  2. Welcome to the new DT.
    Great projects by all.

  3. Hi Samara and Wynn. What a fun looking challenge this looks to be. Great creations by the DT. Can't wait to see the entries. :-)

  4. Hello all and thanks for the welcome! So happy to be in this new adventure with all of you. I have a request. Could someone comment on #1 entry please; I don't have a YAHOO account. Bless you. Best, Samara. It is an absolutely beautiful piece!!!! xox

  5. Great job by the DT's this month. Welcome to the new DT's


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. The Design Team really appreciate it. Have fun with the challenge.