19 October 2012

Half Way Inspiration

Here are some wonderful creations from the Design Team to inspire you for our current Challenge #16 - Recycle or Repurpose.  They use Cereal Boxes, Packaging, Wine Bottle Lables, CD's and Can Labels.

From JanR - recycled items are scrappy packaging (the back of the leaf shaker) and cereal box (misted, crimped panel) 

Susan has used a wine bottle label on this card, the sentiment is a sticker.

Cathy has recycled a CD & Stickers

On this beautiful card Cathy has recycled CD & paper tole & stickers.

Merry used labels from the cans of her beetroot to create these flowers.

Now it's time for you to have a try and enter here into our Recycle or Repurpose Challenge.
Remember there is a wonderful prize to be won from our terrific sponsor Craftmad

Gloria's third email entry

Gloria is back again with her third and final entry for our recycle challenge.

Yes, you are allowed to enter three times here at Unstampabelles.

Gloria has repurposed the DVD on this card.

Email Entry from Trish

This wonderful easel card entry is from Trish this is how she made it:
The 70 years in the making comes from a box my husband got for his birthday with a mug in it. the piece across the front is from a bit of paper that was laying on my table lol.

13 October 2012

Welcome to Jessica - Design Team member

Can everyone help us welcome Jessica to the Unstampabelles Design Team.
Jessica has kindly said that she would like to be part of our team for a couple months.   Even though she has three little girls to keep her busy and a couple of other Design Teams.

You can see Jessica's beautiful work here on her blog Bits and Pieces and soon our next challenge.

Jessica has been part of our challenges on a number of occasions and here are some of her previous entries.

Glad to have you on the team Jessica.

12 October 2012

Second Email Entry from Gloria

Yes, Gloria is liking this challenge and came up with a second card. 

Comments from Gloria.
Hearts and flower are made out of serviettes....and leaves are plastic given to me from Mum......n who knows how many years she had them for.....lol lol

11 October 2012

Email Entry from Gloria

Gloria has taken the plunge as this is the first time she has entered her card into any online challenge.  

Edited to add a photo of the entire card....

'Made with Aluminium Foil.'

02 October 2012

Prize Winners for Unstampabelles Challenge #15

Hi everyone, thanks for being so patient waiting for the results for our last challenge #15.  Once again a terrific turn out with 45 wonderful embossed entries.  The Design Team thought long and hard and have decided that their favourite for the Embossing Challenge is the very elegant entry from Jenny H.  Jenny is a regular in our challenges and always puts together an amazing card in a Clean and Simple (CAS) style.  Please be sure to visit Jenny's blog to find out more about this pretty creation and see more of her cards.

Design Team Favourite - Jenny H


Now it is time for the random draw of all the entries to discover our winner of the fantastic prize pack from Sticker Store.

29 - Michelle (whirligig)

Random numbers generated Oct 2 2012 at 10:56:7 by www.psychicscience.org

Michelle, please email Merry with mailing details for your prize.


You will find our latest challenge #16 - Recycling or Repurposing here.
If you happen to have read this yesterday it is worth visiting this post again as I have edited and added more Design Team creations.

01 October 2012

Unstampabelles Challenge #16 - Recycled or Repurposed (No Stamps)

A terrific response to our Embossing challenge with more than 40 entries.  Thanks to everyone for sharing your wonderful creations. As part of the Design Team I know that I enjoyed visiting and seeing all the different embossing folders that have been used.  Some have been added to my wish list.

This month we will be doing things just a little differently.  We will give you all the details to the new challenge now and be back in on Tuesday to let you know the winners of the September Challenge.

Challenge #16 - Recycling or Repurposing 
(No Stamps)

During our first birthday celebrations we asked what had been your favourite challenge over the past year and our Recycling Challenge #8 was the hands down winner.  So we have decided to give you another go at Recycling and Repurposing.

Any form of paper creation will be accepted as long as NO STAMPS (Digital or Rubber) have been used.

IDEAS: quilling, parchment, stickers, boxes, books, cards, scrap pages, etc
You can find our rules here for further information.

Our sponsor this month is the fun Crafting Forum - CraftMad
Although Craftmad is based in Australia they are open to International members too....it is free to become a member.  Once a member you can join in the monthly crafting swaps - cards, sewing and quilt blocks.  Also be inspired by the monthly sketch challenges for cards and scrapbooking.  There is also a sketch challenge for Christmas All Year.  There is always lots of friendly and helpful chatter and many inspiring projects posted in the Gallery area.

Prize from Craftmad

Before we go on to the Design Team creations it's time for us to say goodbye to Stacie.  Stacie is stepping down from the Design Team after 13 months of wonderful creations and taking time to comment on entries.  You will still see Stacie floating around blogland and if you visit her blog you will see a post from her from time to time.

Now here are some ideas from the Design Team on what you could recycle or repurpose for your paper creation.

JanR has recycled a couple of paperclips on this awesome Halloween card.
Lauren has taken an old hot chocolate container and turned it into a very useful paint brush holder using leftover paper scraps.

Merry - liked an idea of using a cereal box that Lauren used on her card last month for Unstampabelles.  Merry's embossed background is cardboard from a Cornflakes box.  The flowers are made of paper from a paper bag that she saved from her trip to Japan.  The stems and leaves are made of kitchen twine which was coloured with Copic Pens.  

Sarah - repurposed lace that she found in a thrift store, the bird (which is from the packaging on some gift wrap), the background is from a card that went wrong and had been living in Sarah's stash for a few months.  The sentiment is cut out from the cover of an old notebook.

Susan has used die cuts, some she made and others bought. A wine label carefully removed from the bottle (empty), a piece of cord from a clothing label. The card itself is a piece of folded packing card.  Susan was trying to create a mystery story on the front of her card.

Cathy is showing on her card how you can recycle in the craft room.  The bears were leftover from a previous card.  Cathy has used two different yellow offcuts, sentiment is a rub-on and the ribbon is the last on the spool.