28 March 2013

A little more inspiration

Firstly, I wanted to say hello and welcome to all the recent followers here at Unstampabelles. 
Four in the last day.  :-)

This is a card from Cathy that she made for here sister's 50th birthday using more quilling techniques.  Cathy has teamed the quilled flowers with roses and paper punched shapes.  Visit Cathy's blog to see some more examples of quilling.

I was lucky enough to receive this beautiful card from a friend.  She bought it on a recent trip to Malaysia.  Isn't it stunning....the Hibiscus and buds are all quilled....so fine and tightly rolled.

Only two days left for this challenge but still plenty of time to try this wonderful technique for the first time, revisit a fun technique that you have forgotten or to wow us with a technique that you now continually work on - Quilling - enter here.

19 March 2013

Halfway Inspiration for Challenge #21 - Quilling

Thanks to everyone for sharing their wonderful quilled creations so far.  There are so many styles that have been entered it is a pleasure to visit and terrific inspiration.  Speaking of which, here are some more creations from the Design Team and Guest Designer - Pooja to inspire you.

I, (Merry) mucked up here......Pooja made these wonderful tags for our halfway post of our Doily challenge for last month.  Because of the wonderful quilling on the tag Merry had it in her head they were for the March challenge and forgot to upload them when Pooja was our Guest Designer in February.  I apologise but still would like to share Pooja's wonderful work and it is very apt for our current challenge. 

These cute little critters have been made by JanR.
JanR points out that if you want a lovely neat look it is best to purchase your quilling strips from a shop that specialises in quilling rather than just anyone online.  The elephant is a little jagged on the edges as the strips of paper were bought from a small store online and they appeared be just regular construction paper and frayed on the edges.  Unlike the frog and the crab which were strips bought from someone specialising in quilling.

Lauren just had to have another go at quilling and created this beautiful snowflake for her scrapbook page layout.  Lauren used this wonderful tutorial by Reese Dixon.

Susan found a tutorial in magazine and made these wonderful styled flowers.  You will notice that Susan has also added a stamped sentiment .... this is allowed in the rules as long as you keep it to four words or less.

Merry wanted to try something 3D this time round.  So she created this vase which stand approx 6cm high.  Merry started with a circle chipboard base and slowly added rows of a variety of quilled shapes and sizes.  

Remember we have a wonderful prize from our Design Team member - Jessica on offer it is a Kaszazz Products Surprise Pack to the value of $20.00

05 March 2013

Unstampabelles Challenge #21 - Quilling (No Stamps, Rubber or Digital)

Hi everyone, Firstly, my (Merry) apologies for the lateness of the post for our newest challenge, travel, lack of sleep and head cold and not being organised are my excuses.  Getting back on track now. :-)

Thanks so much to those that took up our Doily challenge during February.  

Before we go on we would like to announce our Design Team Favourite for challenge #20.  Even though there were a smaller number of entries this did not make the job any easier for the Design Team as those that entered had such fantastic work.  

The Design Team Favourite for challenge #20 - Use a Doily is.......


Please visit Amelia's blog 'A Shabby Heart for more details on her creation.

Amelia....we would be honoured if you would be our Guest Designer for our April challenge.  I will contact you with more details soon.


Time for the randomly drawn winner of the terrific prize from Cardmaking Online for challenge #20 is:

Jenny H


Random numbers generated Mar 2 2013 at 10:51:20 by www.psychicscience.org 
Congrats Jenny H please email Merry and she will organise your prize.


Challenge #21 - Quilling

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.
You can find our rules here for further information.

Our Sponsor this month is our very own Jessica from the Design Team and Bits and Pieces.

Our prize is a Kaszazz Products Surprise Pack to the value of $20.00

Although this company sells some terrific stamps the prize will be only made up of paper products to keep in with the Unstampabelles challenge theme.


Now it's time to see some ideas on how you can add Quilling to your papercraft creations.

This is what the Design team have been up to.  Remember to click on their names to visit their blogs and find out more details on how their creations came to be.

Please don't discount this challenge immediately.  The majority of the Design Team have never done quilling before. However, they have said that they did really enjoy the challenge and the end results.  Time to step outside the square on this one.

First off we have a card from Dreja the winner of our Design Team favourite for January.  As with everyone the quilling technique had Dreja trying something new and for a first quilling project this is beautiful.   Please visit Dreja's blog Dreja's Bastelwelt

a quilled baby carriage on an embossed card

used recycled kraft card case, vine MFT die-namics, alpha stickers for sentiment, 
button for flower centre and quilled butterfly wings and flower petals. Jessica has no quilling tools so used needle nose tweezers to scroll the paper.

used left over printer paper to create these clouds.  Lauren has never done quilling before so had no tools. 

has never attempted quilling before, and was pretty hesitant at what kind of jumble she might create, but with a little patience and a bit of glue, Sarah fell in love with this style of papercraft. 

has terrific step by step photos on her blog and also some great links and suggestions on trying quilling. Yes, this is a first for Susan too.

to create the large flower Beth used two different tones of paper to create the petals, which are then glued together. the centre of the flower is tight coil.

has quilled a variety of flowers on this card with some lovely flourish like leaves.

Time for you to cut some paper down and have a try at some quilling.

02 March 2013

Halfway Inspiration for Challenge #20 - Use a Doily

So great to see all the pretty Doilies that have used in your creations.  Here we have a couple more projects to inspire you this month. 

 The card above is from Beth who placed an image sticker onto vellum and then fussy cut.  The background is made up of the doily and the negative bits left over from a Cheery Lynn die.  The sentiment is all the way from N. Ireland given to Beth by her sister.

Merry decided it was time for a bit of origami so has used this wonderful tutorial here for the Doily Doves. Merry then threaded the doves and beads onto white cotton to create a lovely hanging decoration.

Merry thought it was time for a change around here too and asked Lynn at Lynn's Designer Digitals to come up with a new banner for us.  Don't you love how Lynn has included the wonderful works of our Design Team.  I hope you like our fresher look.  Be sure to pop on over to see what Lynn is up to as she is very helpful and a wonderful price too. :-)

Remember we have a wonderful prize on offer from Cardmaking Online.....a $25.00 gift certificate.

Unstampabelles Challenge #20 - Doilies (No stamps Rubber or Digital)

What an amazing start to the year for us here at Unstampabelles with 77 entries.  Thanks so much for taking the time to come and visit and add you creations to the list.  We (the Design Team) have enjoyed visiting and seeing how each item was created.   I know you are all waiting patiently so I best get on to some important issues.  The Design Team Favourite.  Now this was definitely hard work this month, in the end it was that a coin had to be flipped.  Our Design Team Favourite for our January challenge all about Dies is .........

Dreja's (entry #38) creation is made up of a wonderful collection of background and flower dies.  You can find out a little more about Dreja's creation on her blog here - Dreja's Bastelwelt.  We hope to see Dreja back as our Guest Designer for our March Challenge.


Now it's time for the random prize draw and the winner is ...........

53 (Dr Sonia)

Random numbers generated Feb 4 2013 at 6:51:31 by www.psychicscience.org 

Congratulations Dr Sonia please email Merry with mailing details for your prize.

Unstampabelles Challenge #20 - Use a Doily
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.

A reminder......we have been seeing a lot more images on cards with a few embellishments added.  We would really like to see these images manipulated in some way......Decoupage/3D Paper Tole. Thanks.

Our sponsor this month is Cardmaking Online which is an Australian online only business - by not having a retail store, they avoid significant costs such as rent and electricity which enables them to bring you quality products at the lowest possible prices.  They have a wonderful range of cardmaking kits, dies, peel-off stickers, parchment craft materials and much more. Cardmaking Online is sponsoring us with a $25.00 gift certificate as our prize for this months challenge.

Time for some inspiration and first to share is:-

Pooja our Guest Designer this month.  Pooja was very excited to create this card as it is her first ever time on as a Guest Designer.  What a wonderful creation she has come up with.  You can find out more details about this card on Pooja's blog Reusing with Quilling.

This elegant creation is from Cathy who has used the doily to create the dress on this wonderful card. The bodice is a sticker attached to white card stock. Visit Cathy's Creative Corner for more details.

This great shaped card is from JanR who has misted the doily and used as the background to alpha stickers, dies and ribbon.  Visit JanR's blog Huh. So this is a blog for more details.

JessicaT has dug deep in her stash to find this beautiful heart doily to which she has attached Adornit lettering, seam binding ribbon and paper flowers.  Visit JessicaT's blog - Bits and Pieces for more details

Lauren has used three of the cutest mini crocheted doilies on her layout along with a lot of items from Kaisercraft.  Visit Lauren's blog Let's Get Messy for more details.

Merry has used her doily as a background to this layered flower creation.  Finished the card off with a beaded pin, torn paper leaves and a rub-on sentiment.  You can find more details on Merry's blog - MerryMade Cards and Crafts

Sarah has used such wonderful bright colours on her creation with rub-on flowers and sentiment.  She has used her doily to add ruffles and texture to the card.  Find out more details on Sarah's blog - Paper Pie.

Susan has used a different technique to add her doily. Susan has used her Copic air system with three complimentary colours to spray over a doily....then removed to reveal this lovely pattern. You can find out more details on Susan's blog - Time to Play.

Beth gives a great example of how we like to see any images that are added to creation entries for our challenge.  Her image is a Holly Hobby 3D Paper Tole.  Beth has cut her doily in half to create a wonderful background for this card.  Visit Beth's blog - HuggiesCrafts for more details.

Now it is your turn to find your doilies and start creating. 

Two reminders for our challenges.
1. No stamps - rubber or digital
2. If adding an image please have fun and alter it in some way.