19 January 2013

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.


  1. Now this is my kind of challenge, I love dies : )

  2. Guten Morgen,

    ich freue mich sehr daß ich gewonnen habe. :-D
    Vielen Dank.

    Das neue Thema ist klasse und die DT-Werke phantastisch!

    Natürlich mach ich auch wieder mit. Ich hoffe, meine Karte gefällt euch.

    Liebe Grüße


  3. Thought I would add an english translation for Dreja's lovely comment above. Good morning,

    I'm very happy that I won. :-D
    Thank you.

    The new theme is great, and the DT-works fantastic!

    Of course, I'm doing it with. I hope you enjoy my card.



  4. I have only just found your challenge and I'm so glad I did. Fabulous DT inspiration and great challenge.

  5. Thank you for the wonderful challenge, as I LOVE using die cuts!!!! Hugs,

  6. Hiya, I received a comment on my entry saying that it was invalid as you don't accept stamped images but my card was made with a decoupage sheet and had no stamping on it at all. I see it has been deleted but wondered if I could re-enter? xx


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