04 June 2012

Unstampabelles Challenge #12 - Ribbons

Hi everyone, thanks so much to those that took up our Moving Parts challenge during May.  It did seem to prove a challenge to a lot of people seeing the low number of entries.  Hoping to change all of this with our newest challenge.  We have decided to drop the bonus entry section of our challenges and just concentrate on one theme with 'no stamps' from now on.

Before we go on we would like to announce our Design Team Favourite for challenge #11.  Even though there were a smaller number of entries this did not make the job any easier for the Design Team as the those that entered had such fantastic work.  

The Design Team Favourite for challenge #11 - Moving Parts is.......


Vicky entered this wonderful shadow box card created using her Gypsy.  The fish are on tabs that can be moved backwards and forwards.  Please visit Vicky's blog 'Vicky's Crafting Paradise' for more details.


Time for the randomly drawn winner of the terrific prize from Craftmad for challenge #11 is:

 Random numbers generated Jun 3 2012 at 8:0:7 by www.psychicscience.org  

Congrats Michelle (Whirligig) please email Merry and she will organise your prize.


Challenge #12 - Ribbon 

All entries are subject to the Design Teams discretion.
Any form of paper creation will be accepted as long as NO STAMPS (Digital or Rubber) have been used (this includes sentiments).
You can find our rules here for further information.

Our Sponsor this month is our very own Beth from the Design Team and HuggiesCrafts blog.

Beth has generously donated this wonderful prize.


Now it's time to see some ideas on how you can add Ribbons to your papercraft creations.
This is what the Design team have been up to.  Remember to click on their names to visit their blogs and find out more details on how their creations came to be.

Monica - has created this beautiful card with a Decoupage/3D Paper Tole.  The beautiful ribbon has been layered on some lace along the bottom of the page.  Sadly, Monica has decided to step down from our Design Team after this challenge.  We will definitely miss her creativity..... however, we still hope to see her in the entries.  Please visit Monica's blog to share a little goodbye.

Stacie - created a Christmas Tree using scraps of ribbon.  She also used real wood veneer for the tree base and added some sparkly dots to represent snowflakes.  Finishing off with a gold star atop the tree and handwritten sentiment in gold.

Susan - adhered her ribbon scraps to jac paper behind the die cut negative.  Added a beautiful die cut butterfly and bling.  Finished with a rub-on sentiment.

Susan has used the positive heart die shape on the inside of her card.  The sentiment is a freebie from a magazine and she has coloured the heart with her copics.

Annmaree - shows how easy it is to enter this challenge.  Annmaree has simply added tabs of purple ribbon along the side of the very cute elephant topper.

Beth - has decided to use her ribbon by doing some Iris Folding which normally done with coloured strips of folded paper.   This is just the cutest Choo Choo Train.  The card is finished with gold stickers and a computer generated sentiment.

Cathy has used the ribbon as a feature of her card.

Jan - is also showing how easy it is to enter the challenge this month.  Her ribbon is the cutest little bow attached to the tree which she has cut out on her Silhouette Cameo.  Sentiment is a rub-on.

Merry - has used her ribbon to create the centre of this cute flower.
The ribbon was attached to the centre of a die cut circle covered in double sided tape.  Next the ribbon was gently twisted and attached around the circle.  The leaves and stems were hand cut and embossed.  Finished with a button and gold sticker sentiment .

Creating the centre of the flower.

Now it's your turn to show us some ribbons on a paper craft creation. 

Please remember we want to see PAPER CRAFT creations with ribbon.


  1. awesome work ladies! :-D

  2. Thanks for choosing me as design team fav this month really chuffed have put my badge on my blog thanks again again hugs Vicky

  3. I always struggle to use ribbon so the inspiration is truly appreciated--shall soon stop by the DTs blogs for more details!!

  4. (squeal) I am thrilled to be the winner of the fab prize. Thanks. Oh, and I love the inspiration for the Ribbon challenge.
    Michelle (whirligig)

  5. Brilliant and congratulations:)x


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