06 February 2017

Welcome to 2017: first challenge #65 Anything Goes!

The TWIST for this challenge is to use something new (for the new year!)

Standing on the top of the world! This magnificent vantage point, looking out on the jagged spires of Cradle Mountain, is Hanson's Peak. One of many day walks in this rugged piece of World Heritage listed wilderness, the climb to Hanson's Peak is quite steep but can be easily completed as a 3.5 hour return walk. You may want to budget for an extra hour or so though, as there are plenty of spots to stop along the way to snap photos and take in the views of towering peaks, glacial lakes and Tassie's unique alpine vegetation.

On to the challenge - which for the first one is 

Anything Goes!

(except you cannot use stamps - that goes without saying)

There is a TWIST of course - anyway have one!

Use something new.......

That can be a new piece of stash, a new tool, a new technique.......


New (unopened) magazine with free gifts

The Design Team have not give up on me yet - not sure why - and have started the year with a bang! Here is some inspiration to get you going.......

Using a new embossing folder and cog dies.


The card and envelope are new and the image was printed specially for this card


For a newly wedded couple for their new life

Upcycled box with an embellishment made using a new technique and involving new stencils. 

You have a month to come up with something that does not involve stamps - and it can be a card,a 3D item, something upcycled or a scrap page. Whatever your creative imagination produces. We are waiting to drool over your cleverness!



  1. Beautiful photo, how little is man and how big is Nature! :)
    Great inspirations from the Dt ladies

  2. Welcome back ladies, hope you all had a lovely Christmas and this year is good for you all. Many thanks for another fun challenge, great inspirations from the DT too xx

  3. I am so excited to have found this "no stamping" challenge blog!! I love making cards, and do some stamping, but it is definitely not my forte!! Thank you for this blog!

  4. I rarely make a card that doesn't have stamping somewhere on it so I love the way this really challenges me. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. It is always great to use us stash and when it looks as wonderful as this one, it makes it even better. sorry, I am not on Yahoo to reply there but thank you for sharing this beauty with us at Unstampbelles for our current challenge and we hope to challenge you and intrigue you again soon!

  5. Wow! So many beautiful work with no stamping, really challenging!


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