07 July 2012

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.


  1. COngratulations on the 1 year completion
    I am an old follower and yours is one of my favorite challenges .Though many a times I dont get time to participate I always love to pop in and get inspired!
    My fav post from last year is http://unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.in/2012/02/challenge-8-recycling-bonus-technique.html
    Not only did you feature my project in that post but the DT shared some amazing recycling ideas with paper rolling technique!
    What I would like to see more : you guys are doing just great challenging us to try different techniques and you give such useful tutorial links and tips too..Keep on doing the same!!
    I would have auditioned for DT too but am not doing that as I may not be able to commit to the time frames!
    Cheers from Bangalore, India

  2. awesome work from the DT! :-)

  3. Amazing projects from the Dt team!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!
    I liked the moving parts challenge because that is something I don't use that often on projects.
    Love any technique challenges!

  4. Честит първи рожден ден! Много харесвам поста ви-http://unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.in/2011/12/challenge-6-christmas-bonus-technique.html не само защото спечелих, а и защото харесвам идеите ви за коледни картички.

  5. There are so many inspiring posts, it was very hard to choose just one... I think my favorite is http://unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.fi/2011/12/challenge-7-anything-goes-no-stamps.html, it had so many different creations!
    The challenge blog is varied and inspired. I can't think of anything to add to it.

  6. English translation for Deni.....Happy first birthday! I like your post-http :/ / unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.in/2011/12/challenge-6-christmas-bonus-technique.html not only because I won, but because I like your ideas for Christmas cards.

    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments. :-)

  7. Looking through my previous posts for Unstampables I've only managed to do 4 challenges ,I must try harder over the next year. The shaped cards are my favourite . I love Iris folding and stitching cards which are not very fashionable at the moment.

  8. Congrats on completing One year !! I am an Follower and I liked your Recycling challenge a Lot...got to see Some Amazing work !!

  9. Congrats on getting to One Year how exciting!!!! I have been a follower for a while but never had the chance to participate until this month which I am determined to LOL. My fave post to date was the shaker card challenge with the tutorial links cause I think they are uber cool hehehe :) xx

  10. Happy one year! That is super exciting! I hope to join this challenge. :)

  11. Congrats on clocking up your first year!!
    What a lovely challenge and super DT work.
    I am late adding my entry as I was away from home and forgot to add the link here, duh!!
    My fave post was Feb - recycling and the paper beads.

  12. Good theme choice for the challenge and very creative makes from all the DT-Thank you !
    susan x Mallorca . Spain

  13. Great things you all came up with, wow! I've been a follower for a few months and enjoy ALL your challenges (as I'm not a stamper...) but as I believe in recycling, that's always a welcome subject! Oh and.... CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  14. First time entery! Hope it meets the criteria. Thanks for hosting! jenx

  15. Hi there, i have popped the link on now - didnt realise - sorry! glad you like the card ;-) jenx

  16. Congrats, Ladies!!! One year old. My how time flies.

  17. Hi Ladies - I am so sorry I didn't realise you cannot use digi images on your challenges. I have removed the link from my post but I will be back later this week with cards that have no stamps or digi's on them. Merry thank you for letting me know so very politely! Karen

  18. Happy 1st Birthday UnstampaBelles!!
    Many great posts throughout the year, but I will choose the Ribbon challenge with Merry's ribbon flower card, because I now have that card : )
    I'd like to see Use Up Your Stash challenges because I have sooo much : )


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