14 September 2015

Winners for August and more of Challenge#50

OK, our current challenge is 

Boys will be Boys
(or Boyz, as I call 'em)

and our current twist required you to write a few words of wisdom about what makes a good male card/tag/gift box/project in your opinion IN YOUR BLOG/JOURNAL

We want to share ideas around as so many people seem to find making something for a male is a bit difficult - I think it is just a bit hard to come up with an initial idea

So......we have lots of inspiration for you this month!

Firstly though, here are our winners from August

To win this package of lace

it is......drum roll........
Random Number Draw Winner: No 8 - Spanish Crafter

There is a lot going on here - love the die cut!

Congratulations Wendy

DT Favourite

There is no prize for the following - only much honor and glory
Can you see us genuflecting?
Well deserved as the work presented this month was outstanding

The DT Favourite(s) - yes, two this month, in no particular order


Congratulations to you both

Now, we have two Guest Designers this month, 
and I would firstly like to introduce to you

She describes herself as "a textile designer goes berserk with paper, glue and scissors, occasionally with jewelry and other crafts"

 This is her piece or triptych - theme is male friendship. Groups of 3, two and a solitary chap.
- numbers are plywood, painted to resemble metal. 
I do love Alice's work as she uses cloth so easily and comes to a project from such a quirky point of view, plus her work always has an interesting narrative.


Our second designer is Lucyna
Her blog is Go Bravely

Let me thank you all for the opportunity to be your Guest Designer at Unstampabelles.
A little about me:

My name is Lucyna Marynowska, aka Lula from http://ululi.blogspot.com/

I come from the north of Poland. Fifty-six, part time working widow, mum 
of two grown up boys and a proud grandma. 
I started my crafting journey 3 years ago as a card maker and immediately 
became an addicted paper-lover. My latest craze is playing with mixed 
medias and altering things.

My beloved husband has passed away recently and I found true solace in 
I love challenges to spark my creativity and I love making crafty friends 
all over the world.

This is my take on the theme: Boys will be Boys.
I altered a perfume box for a birthday gift to my nephew. I have used some ink through the stencil, some 
washi tape and die cuts from Rewind Collection by Kaisercraft. 

Hope you like it!

What makes a good man card ( or gift box)?

In my opinion:
1. You shouldn't use pink colour.
2. You should limit your embellishments.
3. Try to keep it simple.
3. Humorous inscription is very desirable.

Crafty hugs to all

Again Lucyna has an unusual take on her subjects, and her style really appeals to me - I love too the fact that she has altered a perfume box for her nephew! So ironic.

How is that for some inspiration for our current challenge?
If you were wondering if you should enter it, here is the prize offered to the random winner, and you cannot win it if you don't enter!

Lastly, here is my take on a quick pair of male cards 

Using a sheet from Acid Drops 

Let us see your work by entering it 

by clicking on the Linky thingy at the bottom of the post


  1. Thanks bunches for my GD spot and warm welcome! I am very honoured and so happy!

  2. WOW what an honor to be selected as DT favorite...yours is one of my favorite Challenges!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects


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