02 April 2014

Guess who won the Unstampabelles Challenge #33

for our Geometric Shapes Challenge, with the TWIST of at least three shapes being used. 

Well, we had a good interest in this challenge.  Thanks for all you crafters who give this non-stamping idea a go! We all appreciate your efforts. Hopefully April will prove to be just as inspiring for people. Check in next Monday to see what we want you to do!

This month our challenge was sponsored by 

Prize:   $15 Discount Coupon

The winner of this is.....drum roll..........drum roll........

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:3 

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Congratulations Debbie - please contact me at suhogan(at)gmail(dot)com for details about your prize

Now, we also have a DT Favourite each month and the DT have nominated and commented and the selection for the March Challenge is......drum roll please.......

who made this amazing exploding box!

Inside the box is a circle!

Congratulations Tracey!

Now, as well as announcing the winners, I have to announce a farewell to one of our team members and a welcome to a new member of the team.

Sarah from My Paperpie has been a member for over a year now, and in that time she has been very creative and produced a beautiful,  amazing little boy called Eli, whom we have watched growing like a little weed over the past few months. He is now nearly walking and probably talking up a storm as well, and crafting time has been greatly diminished for Sarah! As well as that, Sarah is a spouse of a serving military man who has been overseas but is due to return home shortly. We at Unstampabelles know that family always come first, and so we wish them all much happiness and success in this newest phase of their life and will hopefully see Sarah having a go in our challenges over time - or when Eli is asleep! 

Do not despair - we have been able to obtain the gain the talents of a wonderful Australian crafter to help us out - please welcome to the team Jane Howden from Scrap Pieces of Me.  

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Hi I'm Jane, a busy wife and mother - scrapbooker - family history researcher - taxi driver to my two wonderful children - chief cook and bottle washer (and I wouldn't have it any other way).

We welcome Jane to the team and look forward to seeing her work

Remember, working without using stamps (digital or rubber or cling,and that includes sentiments) requires a lot of ingenuity and thinking outside the proverbial square, but when I flick through the various crafty magazines I see so many examples of just that - a paper project created without using stamps or sometimes with a sentiment only stamped on them.  This sentiment can be hand-written, or computer generated or made using rub-ons or stickers or printed items or with letter dies or words. Images can be created by dies, or photographs or images from 12 x 12 papers, or hand drawn.  (Look at the amazing guitar drawn by hand by entrant Number 4 Rock Star in our last challenge!)

An example might be the cards on page 47/48 of Australian Papercraft Essentials magazine  - No 35, the latest edition. Starting on page 23, Leanne Sue Tin creates some Mother's Day items using the free gift with the magazine, and while I think there are two or three small stamps (which could be swapped out for stickers or rub-ons), she has created five pages of wonderful work.  On page 47 and using Kaisercraft papers The Looking Glass, Karen George has created some stunning cards and a small booklet. There are no or few stamps to be seen here. On page 60 Kim Dellow shows us how to create our own lettering using a variety of techniques.  On page 66 Jo Kill uses sequins in her card making and there are no stamps used in three pages of projects! This is just one magazine this month! So, get out there and look and CAS and have a go and enter our April challenge! Coming to this blog on Monday 7th April!!


  1. Congratulations to the winners.
    Welcome to the design team Jane

  2. Congrats to the winner and DT favorite !! I appreciate Unstampabelles for making us think out of box ! Thanks for the mention, have been blogging nearly 1.5 yrs now and It was only after I started taking part in challenges I came to know about stamps.I had none then and It was easy for me to create without stamps and when I have few now Its hard for me to use them :) !

  3. Thank you so much for being the random winner! So exciting :-)

  4. Congratulations Debbie and Tracey and welcome Jane.

  5. Congrats Deb R have fun with that prize. Nice to meet you Jane.


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