18 September 2013

Halfway Inspiration for Challenge #27 Scraps and Old Stash

So wonderful to see everyone digging through their scraps and old stash this month.  Also great that people are taking up the chance to enter more than once and using our option of three entries per person.  More chances to win the terrific prize on offer from CRAFTMAD this month.  You can find all the details and enter here.

Here are some more ideas to get you delving through your scraps and old stash.

Susan got inspired to make a shadow box.  It's made from a small postal box that has been recycled twice before and it is full of stuff from her stash that is soooo old and/or scraps! 

Merry punched lots of circles and was inspired by Alison here at Hello Dear Friend
Merry's box of scraps

Cathy made this amazing card for her 'Mr Fixits' Birthday using up some old thin cardstock from her stash - too thin to form a card base, but perfect for the CraftROBO. 

Lauren - The journal book has been sitting in Lauren's draw for years without being used and was originally silver before she gesso'd it. The texture paste and mists are also something Lauren has had for years.

Closes 4th October.

02 September 2013

Unstampabelles Challenge #27 - Using Scraps and/or old Stash (No Stamps)

What a wonderful success our Paper Dress challenge was.  We had dresses made from quilling, iris folding, circles, balls of paper and patterned paper.  Terrific to see so many paper techniques. Thanks too for taking the time to share a comment.

We are thrilled to say that our Design Team Favourite this month is Gail with her Iris Folded dress.  It is so elegant. You can find out more about Gail's card at her blog here.

 As Design Team Favourite Gail we invite you to be our Guest Designer for October please email Merry for further details.

Now the really fun part the random winner of our prize pack kindly donated by Sticker Store.

and the winner is.......

#18 - Linda Dekker
Random numbers generated Sep 2 2013 at 6:42:30 by www.psychicscience.org

Congrats Linda please email Merry and she will organise your prize.


Challenge time.

Challenge #27 - Using Scraps or old Stash

 Scrap pages, cards, journal pages, origami etc. are all welcome.

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 
Craftmad is a wonderful crafting forum based in Australia but open to the world.  Other than daily chats of craft and life there are monthly swaps for card making, quilt blocks, sewing and recipes.  The wonderful Kaye also sets up a monthly card sketch challenge and a christmas card sketch challenge. Craftmad also as a Gallery for all the members to share their creations and inspire others.  Free to join.

This is the prize on offer for this months challenge.

Time to share some inspiration.

Shylasharee is our Guest Designer this month and has created this wonderful card using flowers which have been in her stash for years. The background handmade paper base are scraps which were left out when making gift boxes.

Merry has gone through her scraps and created this patchwork card.  The stickers have been in her stash for years and sadly she is onto her last sheet of them.  Merry is very happy with card as it doubles as a swap card for her partner over at Craftmad.  August's swap was two cards - Things with Wings.  You can see what other Craftmad members created here.

Sarah has used the back side of a piece of coloured paper which she had previously die cut a star.  Sarah then elevated that with foam tape and placed strips of scrap paper behind to create the design.  The bit of coloured twine is recycled from a gift tag and the sentiment is a sticker.

Susan cannibalised a card she had made because it wasn't something she liked; re-made it into this and used scrap card, old rub-ons; very old button from stash; old flowers; sentiment and flowers from a freebie pack with a magazine from earlier this year.

Beth used a Flower Fairy Card Kit from Blue Edge Crafts and has had in her stash for ages. Beth also only used papers from my scrap box.

Cathy, with a little bit of new....Scorpal board was able to use some very old stash - scrapbook papers, old scraps, acetate to create this wonderful gift box.

JanR used all old stash except for the craft wire.  Also, ribbon is a scrap that would be too small for a card.

Lauren created a scrapbook layout on her card with lots of paper strips in the background as she had a bunch of them leftover from a scrap book page. Rather than throw them all out Lauren decided to create a matching card, using the same techniques as the layout but in miniature. Be sure to visit Lauren's blog and see the page here.

Now it's time for you to dig through your old stash and scraps and share a creation.