19 July 2012

Halfway Inspiration Time

Hi everyone, we are now halfway through our July challenge #13 - Celebrations.  You have all been so busy and sharing so many wonderful entries.  Remember you are allowed to enter up to three times here at Unstampabelles.  So with that said here is some more inspiration from the Design Team to get you going.

First off we have JanR who has used her Silhouette to create this wonderful 90th Birthday Card.  Be sure to visit her blog as she has promised more photos and details.

Next card is from Lauren. Aren't the papers perfect for this Miracle Baby card.

Last card is from Merry who has seen a few creations in blogland lately using this technique and had to have a try.  Also helped clear out her scrap box.  Merry found this great tutorial for a weave card.

Click here to enter your CELEBRATIONS papercraft creation.

Remember we have two prizes on offer this month.  We also have a blog candy prize drawn from all the followers who leave a comment letting us know their favourite post in the past year.

11 July 2012

Celebrating two new Design Team Members

Hi everyone, it is time to introduce you to the crafting creations of our two new Design Team members.  
They have both been wonderful and created something special for our current CELEBRATIONS challenge.  

Firstly, we have Lauren from the Gold Coast, Australia.  You will find Lauren here at her 'Get Messy' blog.  As you can see Lauren does wonderful scrap pages.  No one else on the team currently does a lot of scrapbooking so it will nice to have Lauren to inspire a whole new world of paper crafters to Unstampabelles.

Next we have Sarah....that does Simple and Clean cards so beautifully.  This card just says it all and is so bright and cheery.  You will find Sarah in Las Vagas, Nevada, USA and also at her blog 'Paper Pie'.

We are all thrilled that Sarah and Lauren are part of our team and can't wait to see future creations from them.

A reminder that we have two prizes this month for our CELEBRATIONS challenge (here).  There is also a chance to win blog candy for those who are a follower and answer a couple of easy questions.

07 July 2012

Two New Design Team Members

Thanks so much to the eight talented people who applied to be part of our Design Team.
Unfortunately, we can only take on two new people.  So we had the hard task reducing the number.

Our two lucky winners for the Unstampabelles Design Team are:

Lauren from Get Messy
and Sarah from Paper Pie

Off to notify for these lucky winners by email and hope to be back in a short while with some wonderful creations from them both. 

One Year Old - Unstampabelles Challenge #13 - Celebrations

Happy Birthday Unstampabelles
We are now One Year old and it is time to celebrate.

First things first.  I would like to thank everyone one for taking time to enter our Ribbon challenge #12 we had an amazing 38 entries.  It was wonderful see some new paper crafts entered like scrap pages, boxes, a bell and decorated paper bag.  With so many choices you did give the Design Team a hard time choosing their favourite creation for Challenge #12 but we did come to a decision and our Design Team Favourite is:

of Laney's Place with this amazing exploding box.  Be sure to visit her blog for many more photo views as this box opens out.

Time for the randomly drawn winner of the terrific prize from Beth at Huggies Crafts for challenge #12 is:

 Random numbers generated Jul 1 2012 at 16:25:26 by www.psychicscience.org   
Congrats Debbie J please email Merry and she will organise your prize.


Now let the party begin!!!!

To start with we have a Blog Candy prize to be won by one of our loyal followers.

3 Australiana Phone Charms, Cadbury Chocolate 5 x 15g pieces, A5 Textured Paper Pack, 30 Diecut Paper Flowers, Grand Adhesion Stickers, 40 x Rhinestone Florettes.

We are going to make you work a little bit to be eligible for a chance to win this Blog Candy you will need to:
1. Be a Follower
2.  Leave us a comment; 
  • we want to know what your favourite post from last year was. 
  • we'd also love to know what you would like to see more of. 
Blog candy winner will be drawn randomly from all appropriate comment entries at the end of Challenge #13 and the winner announced at the start of Challenge #14


Challenge #13 - Celebrations

We want to see all your Celebrations - Birthday, Anniversary, Baby, Wedding, Blogaversary, Anniversary, etc....

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.

One of our Sponsors this month is Cairns Bookbinders a small Book Bindery who create menus, compendiums, wine list covers for Motels and Hotels throughout Queensland.  Like them here on Facebook.

1st Prize - One A5 Handmade Journal and three lengths of ribbon.

Yes, we have a second prize on offer this month.......what a celebration!

Cardmaking Online is offering a $25.00 voucher to their store.

Cardmaking Online has been running for two years and offers a large range of card making products, including Parchment Craft, European style card making, card stitching, 3D Decoupage, embossing folders and dies, Hobbyjournaal magazine, cardstock, peel-off stickers and more.


Now to see what our Design Team are Celebrating.

Reminder we currently have a Design Team Call which closes Friday, 6th July....more details here.

Stacie:- Paper pinwheel with a rub-on sentiment.

Susan:- a baby card: a new life so lots to celebrate! This card was made using washi tape, a magazine freebie, a rub-on (coloured with a Copic pen), some stickers, some Kaiser roses and bling (coloured with Copic pens) and a paper doily.

Inside of Susan's card.

Beth:- a tri-fold, zig zag card with an inked embossed number one (1) on the front.  Beth used rub-on letters to write the word Unstampabelles.  The Birthday sentiment is a sticker and letters 's & t' are diecuts.  The image inside the card is fussy cut from a birthday card that Beth received this year.  The 3D butterfly came in a pack of butterflies of different colours. The papers are new Bazzill Papers - Avalon.

Inside Beth's card.

Cathy:- has used a 3D paper tole of the car, corrugated card and brads.

JanR: has made this Wedding Card using a rub-on for the sentiment, embossed background and paper flower.

Merry:- found a fantastic Star Card tutorial at Night Owl Designs. Used Bazzill cardstock and new Bazzill Papers - Avalon.  Sentiments are stickers.

Inside of Merry's card.  More stickers.

Time for you to Celebrate and show us your creations.

Please remember we want to see PAPER CRAFT creations.

06 July 2012

Design Team Call

Unstampabelles is looking for a person (1) (2) two people who enjoy manipulating paper.

Annmaree has thought long and hard but after a year of being on our Design Team she feels it time to move on.  We will miss her a lot and wish her well, however.......

This is good news for everyone else as now we are looking for two people to be part of our Design Team and we have extended the closing date....so heaps of time left to apply.
Do you enjoy any of the following:-  iris folding, papertole/decoupage, quilling, parchment, creating boxes, books or scrap pages?  
Would you like to take up the challenge of creating a paper craft without the use of a stamp (rubber or digital)?
Would you like to be part of our fabulous and friendly team?
If you answered ‘yes’ we would love to hear from you.
Please email Merry with a couple of details about yourself and why you would like to be part of Unstampabelles.  Also your blog details.
As a Design Team member you would be required to make a paper craft creation once a month and if time permits another creation for our Halfway post.   You would also be required to leave comments on entrants blogs but we do have a roster system for commenting.
Benefits to you:
You will be challenged to think outside the square.
You will make some wonderful new friends - the other Design Team members.
Your creation will be featured on Unstampabelles with a link back to your blog.
Occassionally, products may be available from sponsors to use in your creations.
This Design Team Call will remain open until Friday, 29th June  Friday, 6th July and the successful applicant will be advised by email by the 7th July.
This call is open to everyone whether you have been on a Design Team or not.   Even if you have just started up a blog we would love to hear from you.