21 January 2013

Half Way Inspiration for Challenge #19 Use One or more Dies

Well my shopping list is very long now after seeing all the wonderful Dies that people have been using on their creations.  Thanks so much for sharing all the cards.  It is nice to see other papercrafts being entered too, like scrap pages and boxes.  Time to share with you some inspiration from the Design Team to keep you going this month.  Remember you are allowed to have three entries in each challenge.  You can enter here.  Challenge #19 - Use One or more Dies.

From Beth we have this lovely tri-fold card using a Tim Holtz Sizzex Caged Bird die which works so well with the Stampin Up bird punch.

Next Jan has used a Heart Shaped Dies to cut these shapes and then embossed them. Misted the background card stock and added a strip of fabric across the top.

Lastly Merry has dug out her Small and Large Octagons from Spellbinders to create this male style card.

Just a reminder of the prize pack on offer from Craftmad

20 January 2013

Patricia's Third Email Entry

Patricia, is certainly having fun this month with our challenge.  This is her third entry for our Dies challenge. 
Patricia -  "I have used an embossed background the a circle die and embossed with Swiss Dots, added the largest Iron Works Motifs and then 3 handmade roses and leaves with white pearls."

19 January 2013

Email Entry from Patricia

This card has been submitted via email by Patricia for our Unstampabelles #19 Dies Challenge.
Patricia says, "this is a card made for another crafting friend.I have made the card out of beige cardstock with the same colour that it is swiss dotted and then added a braided rick rack braid.  Then added frosty form die cut with a rose and beads. a punched corner on 2 sides."

Unstampabelles #19 - Use One or More Dies (No Stamps or Digis)

Hi everyone an welcome to our very first challenge of 2013.  Hoping your year is going well so far.  What a pleasure to visit so many entries in our last challenge..... 110 entries with loads of inspiration.  Certainly made the task of choosing a Design Team Favourite very hard.

This year we are having a little change to the Design Team (DT) Favourite.  Not only will your creation be showcased but we will be asking the DT Favourite if they would like to be our Guest Designer for the next month.  This starts with our Favourite Entry for the Christmas Challenge. The Design Team Favourite is ...........................


Pooja (entry 11 of challenge #18) submitted this lovely quilled angel ornament.  It is so nice to see paper used in a different form.  Please visit Pooja's blog 'Reusing with Quilling' to find out more details about this creation. We hope to see Pooja back in February as our Guest Designer.


Next is our Randomly Drawn Prize Winner of the fantastic Prize Pack from HuggiesCrafts.

The winner is .......

72 Dreja

Random numbers generated Jan 6 2013 at 10:51:20 by www.psychicscience.org  

Congratulations Dreja please email Merry with mailing details for your prize.


Unstampabelles Challenge #19 - Use one or more Dies

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.

The sponsor this month is an Australian Crafting Forum - 
Craft Mad is a craft community for anyone and everyone (Australian or overseas) who enjoys anything to do with crafts. Why not join (FREE) and enjoy the benefits of the members, meeting new friends, sharing your crafting passion and is the perfect way to share your knowledge and at the same time share your skills.

Prize pack includes: Bazzill Institchiz template, heaps of stickers, foam stickers, patterned napkins, brass stencil and embroidered badges.

Time now for some inspiration from the 'Belles' on our Design Team.

Beth has used four different dies on her card.  Beth embossed her entire base card with Couture Creations 'Flutterby Dreamscapes' embossing folder.  Then coloured the embossed areas with her Copics.  The blue die cut doily and the green flourish are Cheery Lynn Dies.  The white doily is from Beth's stash. The next die is a white Spellbinders Beaded Circle which Beth positioned one of her Spellbinder Enhanceabilites pop up dies in the centre and cut both together.  Beth then die cut a Spellbinders Butterfly in three layers.  The sentiment is a sticker. Be sure to visit Beth's blog for more details on how this card was created.

Cathy made this card up from a card kit that one of the members of Craftmad made up for their recent inaugural Craftmad get together.   You can find more projects using these die cuts on Kaye's blog here. 
You can find more photos of creations made at the Craftmad get together here. You may even spy Merry amongst the creations.

Jan has used some wonderful patterned paper and star dies to create this fantastic card.  Also this was her first use of her sewing machine on a card. 

 Lauren has made this giftcard holder with a pocket to keep the card inside.  The papers and die cuts are from Kaisercraft with some added liquid pearl accents and ink edging.

Merry has used a combination of Spellbinder dies - Hexagon, Crown Circles and Scalloped Edged Circles on pre-wrinkled paper. The sentiment is a sticker.

Sarah has used die cuts to create the large, layered flower, then accented the patterned paper with smaller flower die cuts and various die cuts along the bottom.  The sentiment is a chipboard sticker. 

Susan has used a Memory Box die and Stampin Up die to create this card ready for Valentines Day.  Susan has used a small stamped sentiment which is permitted in the Rules here. We prefer that no stamps are used but we know that there are occasions, like Susan discovered that there are no stickers or rub-ons that are appropriate.  When this happens we just ask that the stamping is kept to a minimum.

Now it is time for you to dig out those dies and put them to good use.

08 January 2013

Patricia's email entry for Challenge #19

Patricia was certainly on the ball this month as she had email Merry this entry a few hours after the challenge started.  Way to go Patricia.

05 January 2013

Email entry from Patricia

This lovely card is an email entry from Patricia or our Christmas challenge.  Less than three hours left to enter.

Half Way Inspiration for our Christmas Challenge

Time for a little more inspiration from our talented Design Team.  Our Christmas challenge closes Friday, 4th January 2013.....so plenty of time to get your entries in.  Remember we have an amazing prize of 'Raspberry goodies' from our very own Beth of HuggiesCrafts.

Our first card is from Susan who has used a blank white card base, vintage image, washi tape, lace threaded with ricrac, rub-on and bling.

Next we have a card from Beth (our sponsor). For this card Beth used scraps of Stampin Up DSP's, and peel off stickers across the join. Beth die cut a plain circle and inked the edges then used a red and green brad to mount the metal Reindeer. The holly in the bottom corner is also metal and mounted with a red brad.

Now it is JanR's turn with this cute snowman card. JanR has used Doodle-Pop snowman stickers, torn paper, sentiment sticker and some bling.

A card from Cathy.  Cathy started with white pebble cardstock as a base, layered with red cardstock cut out with Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Square Die, swirls punched from Christmas Scrapbook papers and placed in Christmas Tree layout, embellished with gold peel-off stickers (the base of the tree is a 'left over' bit of sticker)  

This card is from Merry who cased it from a card she saw while browsing Pinterest.  The original creator is a lady called Germanstamper and you can see her card here.
Merry has drawn black lines, bows and the tops of the button baubles with her fine tip pen.  Then finished with a black 'Happy Christmas' sticker.

Unstampabelles #18 - Christmas (No Stamps or Digis)

So many wonderful Monchromatic creations entered last month....you are a talented bunch of crafters.  I really did think this would stump you but no we had an amazing 48 entries.  Thank you for joining in the fun.  Once again you have made it hard for the Design Team to choose their favourite but after much thought they have chosen.............


as Design Team Favourite for our Monochromatic challenge.  This is Susie's amazing papercraft creation.  Please be sure to visit her blog 'Little Smile's' to find out more details on this wonderful design.  Congratulations Susie.


Now to randomly choose the winner of the $25.00 gift certificate from our sponsor

The winner is........

Ilda 38 

Random numbers generated Dec 2 2012 at 13:46:19 by www.psychicscience.org  

Congratulations Ilda please email Merry with mailing details for your prize.


Our last challenge for 2012 is aptly:

Unstampabelles #18 - Christmas

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.

The sponsor this month is our very own Beth from HuggiesCrafts.  Beth has generously donated a huge prize of Raspberry products shown in the photo below.  Please be sure to visit Beth's blog HuggiesCrafts  to show your thanks for such an awesome prize.

All items from the Raspberry range ( 9 x 12 x 12 papers, 1 packet self-adhesive Rhinestones, 1 packet self-adhesive Pearls, 1 packet of brads, 1 packet of gem brads, 1 packet of basic brads, 2 packets assorted ribbon (5 x 1m per pack), 2 packets rub on's, 2 packets alpha stickers.

Inspiration from the Design Team

Susan has used Tim Holtz papers and distress inks to create the 'LOVE' banner; die cut ornament in gold card; free papers from a magazine.  Susan fussy cut the edge of the holly so that it could appear over the embossed SU cardstock.  The card is finished with a lovely ribbon and some bling.
View Susan's blog - Time to Play for more details.

Beth used a laser cut shaped card which she backed with Green and Gold glitter paper all from Blue Edge Crafts. Santa and other bits and pieces are stickers. Beth has stuck Santa to a piece of acetate leaving a tab at the top which is folded over and stuck down at the back so that Santa floats over the front of the card which you can see in the second photo. Behind Santa is s Merry Christmas  tag which comes from the same Kaisercraft 6 1/2" paper pack called December 25th.
View Beth's blog - HuggiesCrafts for more details. 

Cathy used a Square Red card as a base, layered with Gold Shimmer cardstock cut out with Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant, holly leaves punched out from two different shades of green, snowflakes punched out from white pearl paper and glued in a circle, clear and red gemstones added for some 'bling', gold peel-off stickers added to corners. 
View Cathy's blog - Cathy's Creative Corner for more details. 

JanR has used patterned paper, kraft-core paper, snowflake embossing folder, vellum, tin snowflakes, seam binding, pearls and a rubon. 
View JanR's blog - Huh. So this is a blog for more details.

Jessica T created this simple but cute Christmas card using stickers, chipboard, pattern paper all from her stash, and finished it off with some liquid pearls :)
View Jessica T's blog - Bits and Pieces for more details.

Lauren has used Kaisercraft papers, die-cuts, tag and alphabet stickers along with Scrapmatts chipboard to create this LO celebrating a Santa photo with herself and her husband.
View Lauren's blog - Let's Get Messy for more details.

Merry has created this card using a laser cut front card from Blue Edge Crafts.  Added spotty paper from SU.  She then raided her paper scrap box to create these trees.  Merry has used her sewing machine to stitch all the sections together.  Finished with a gold Merry Christmas sticker.
View Merry's blog - MerryMade Cards and Crafts for more details.

Sarah has created this card by repeating colors and shapes, a Merry Christmas sticker and Christmas tree brads.
View Sarah's blog - Paper Pie for more details.

Now it's your turn to get into that Christmas spirit.