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.


  1. Congratulations and beautiful cards x

  2. Sheetal, your Mickey Mouse is just amazing. That must have taken a long time to create. Did you have a blog or facebook page link? Thanks so much for entering this into our Quilling challenge at Unstampabelles.

    1. Hi thank you for lovely comment. My blog is

  3. OMG - that mouse is divine! Sheetal - how do we get to you to congratulate you on an amazing project?

  4. What a fabulous winner creation and an even more fab new challenge theme. I hope I get time to do some quilling! Just wanted to let you guys know this week I got the prize I won from your challenge in jan. Such amazing gifts..thank you so much!

  5. Wow ! Lovely quilling by DT members specially as first attempt for most of them !

  6. Thanks for the suggestion Susan ! I checked the challenge late so thought my post to be dated earlier but I have posted it after 5 March .So I have linked my entry !

  7. First time here...happy to link my challenge :)

  8. Hi have linked 2 of my projects.But unable to follow your blog plz suggest.

  9. Dear Merry,

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my post.

    Nupur, Thrilling Quilling


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