27 December 2013

Cathy's Last Inspiration for Unstampabelles

Cathy can't leave without one more bit of inspiration.  Our current challenge is Christmas (closes Friday, 3rd January) and proving to be a huge success.  Can you help us crack 100 entries…..we currently have 86 entries as I post this.  So exciting and really going make the Design Team work when choosing their favourite.

The card above is a wonderful quick idea.  Cathy has cut three trees from pearl paper and run them through her Cuttlebug then added Kindy Glitz for a little sparkle.   Finished with a gold sentiment sticker.  You can see Cathy's blog post here.

This is a clever way to give money or a gift card at Christmas time.  You can find more details here on Cathy's blog.

Closes Friday, 3rd January.

16 December 2013

Halfway Inspiration - Challenge #30 - Christmas

We are seeing that Christmas is a well liked theme as we already have 46 amazing entries.  It will definitely be a challenge at the end of this month to for the Design Team to choose just one favourite.  However, keep them coming and really make the Design Team work. :-)

Challenge #30 is all about paper crafts for Christmas with no stamps used.  There is a wonderful prize on offer for one lucky winner.  You can enter your creations here.

The Design Team have been busy coming up with some more awesome Christmas ideas for inspiration.

Trish - our Guest Designer for December.  Beautiful cards using a collection of dies and wonderful folds.

Beth - used a custom wood tree produced by Kaiser Kraft which has been decorated with Christmas papers and die cuts to embellish.  Before adhering the design papers the edges were painted green. Once the glue (PVA) adhering the paper was dry, the edges were trimmed where necessary, sanded, inked and then painted with Jo Sonja Opal Dust. The six sections are joined with lengths of Christmas ribbon.

Jan - created this pretty Christmas card with glitter paper, die cut snowflakes, patterned paper, trim, bling & Thickers

Susan - has created this wonderful card that 'Merry' loves as it is her final 'Christmas' challenge at Unstampabelles.  Susan has used dies, ribbon, paper flowers and leaves.

Merry - created this card with pinwheels using 4cm squares of white pearl paper and added some bling to the centre of each.  The sentiment is a rub-on.

Thanks for visiting and leaving such lovely comments.  All of the Unstampa'belles' wish you a very Merry Christmas.

02 December 2013

Unstampabelles Challenge #30 - Christmas

Such terrific creations we saw using Vellum last month. Thanks for joining in the fun.  It was also wonderful to see that it got a lot of people digging through their stash and some people out of their comfort zones.

The random prize draw winner of Beth's terrific prize pack this month is……

20 - Elly Booij

Random numbers generated Dec 2 2013 at 7:16:45 by www.psychicscience.org 

Congrats Elly Booij please email Merry and she will organise your prize.


Now this did take  a little while for the Design Team to choose but our favourite entry for the Vellum challenge is……………..

 As Design Team Favourite Wendy L we invite you to be our Guest Designer for December please email Merry for further details.


We have NEWS!!!!!

There will be changes to Unstampabelles in 2014 but it still will remain a fun challenge for paper crafts with no stamps.

Merry is stepping down from Unstampabelles at the end of December as her two kids have finished school now which means things will be different in 2014 and she wants to be ready for whatever comes.  

Susan has said that she will happily (although nervously) take on the organising of challenges for Unstampabelles.  Thanks so much Susan.  So stay tuned for new things to happen in 2014.

Cathy and Lauren are also moving on from Unstampabelles at the end of the December challenge.

Lauren it has been lovely having you as part of the team and we will miss your terrific scrap pages that added variety to our inspiration each month.  

Cathy will definitely be missed as she has been part of Unstampabelles since the very beginning and has been Merry's fall back often when she needed help with posting and time management.  :-)

From Merry - "Thanks everyone for making Unstampabelles what it is today…. a place for all paper crafters to use a variety of techniques without the use of stamps."

So you want to hear about the new challenge I suppose. :-)


Challenge #30 - Christmas (No stamps)

Yes, we have made it nice and easy for you this month.

 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.

The prize pack this month is from Merry.
Prize for December Challenge includes:
Laser cut cards and card fronts - Christmas Designs
Card front designs pre-holed ready for stitching.
Card front designs with the stitching pattern printed on the card.
Christmas stickers.
3 types of star brads
Christmas foil shapes
Four pads of Sticky Notes

Now to be inspired…………

First off we have our regular email entrant Trish who is our Guest Designer this month.
Trish has used Marvellous Squares by Spellbinders with some paper from her stash and a poinsettia from the same paper.  The corners are from the Marvellous Squares and have just inked them and some pearls from my stash.

Used scraps and diecuts and flower soft.

Started with a sketch from Feeling Sketchy #75 (flipped upside down, Miss Pat) added Christmas Trees from scraps, decorated using a method seen on Splitcoast Stampers, Kindy Glitz added and snowflakes cut with the CraftROBO placed on Kindy Glitz whilst wet.  Ribbon and pre-made embellishment & gold sticker stars added.

used a mdf PEACE, patterned paper and various embellishments.

Created an advent calendar using the Kaisercraft kit, some Bella! paper and lots of Scrapmatts chipboard.

Created this gingerbread house using the pattern here.  Merry used lots of paper scraps and glitter.

made this card with ribbons, craft paper and die cuts for the J and Y and a sticker for the O in Joy.  

 made a stack of cards from a freebie pack included with a magazine - she got 11 cards out of this, and they made up very quickly.  The pack was from Hot off the Press.

I am sure you are inspired by the wonderful creations of the Design Team…..your turn to share….just remember - no stamps.