Midway Post For Unstampabelles

Hello again!  I’m back with my second Guest Designer project for Unstampabelles.

We’re halfway through this month’s challenge, but that still leaves you plenty of time to join in!  In case you need a reminder, this month’s challenge is to incorporate an animal or bird into your project and the twist is to use pastel colours.  Don’t forget that fabulous prize too – a $15 voucher is being offered to the winner by Regal Press.

You might remember my first project was an Easter card, with little rabbits along the bottom edge….  Well, today’s post brings you the original, unaltered rabbits!  The file is actually an Easter treat holder, which I thought would be perfect as a little extra for my children and also as a token gift for school friends.

unstampabelles gdt bunnies front midway post

Apart from resizing the file to fit to an A4 page, I ran it through the Silhouette and cut it from a heavy cardstock.  Before assembling the box at the back, I ran the card through my Cuttlebug, with various embossing folders (in the photos you can see the results of the Darice chevron folder and an unbranded quilting style folder).  Then, to make the pattern stand out a little more, I dragged my VersaMagic Chalk Ink pads over the raised areas. (How cute are those little tails?!)

The treat box was then very quickly assembled with double sided tape.  I was delighted to find that it was the perfect size for a tasty MaltEaster bunny to fit snuggly in the box at the back!

unstampabelles gdt bunnies back midway post

Make sure you head straight over to the Unstampabelles to have a peek at some more DT projects to inspire you!

I’d like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge – E Is For Easter

Craft For The Craic – Easter

Jellypark Friends – Easter

613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes With Twist Candy Treats

Cupcake Inspirations – see image below



Unstampabelles GDT

I’m very excited to share one of the cards I made for my Guest Designer Month over at Unstampabelles.  I have been asked to join them for the whole of April, so look out for a couple more posts later in the month too!  The challenge this month is to incorporate an animal or bird into your design, with pastel colours as a twist.  There’s even the chance to win a $15 voucher from Regal Press, so make sure you head over there with your projects – just remember no stamps allowed!

I have deliberately stuck with my favourite CAS style, choosing to have a bold sentiment, with smaller images.  The sentiment is from the Silhouette Online store, but rather than cut it out, I printed it directly onto the cardbase.  The letters have been filled using one of the Harper Finch Sherbet Patterns digital patterns, to ensure that it co-ordinated well with the rabbits below.

unstampabelles gdt card 1st post

The rabbits were also part of a file from the Silhouette store (you’ll see more about the original file in the mid-way post for Unstampabelles!).  I altered the file to show just the rabbits, which I then faux paper pieced with more papers from the Harper Finch Sherbet Patterns collection.  I loved the detail in the pattern, and felt that it lifted the card from a children’s card to a card suitable for an adult or family.  I doubled the rabbits up and stuck them together to make them a bit chunkier, then popped them up on 3D pads along the bottom of the card.

unstampabelles gdt card close 2

Make sure you head over to Unstampabelles to find out what the DT members have been busy creating for this challenge!

I’d like to ebter this card into the following challenges:

Dream Valley – Easter

Alphabet Challenge – D Is For Die Cuts

Brown Sugar – CAS

 Cut It Up – Easter

Simply Create Too – Easter/Bunnies

Totally Papercrafts – Pastels

Wags ‘n’ Whiskers – CAS

YNS – Photo Inspiration

Time 4 Scrap – Easter

The Doodle Garden – Colour Inspiration


Jellypark Guest Designer

Happy Friday everyone!  Looks like the brighter days are finally here…for a week or two at least!

I’m really excited to share the card I made for my Guest Designer spot over at Jellypark.  I was thrilled to be asked to join them for a challenge as I love their cute, versatile images!  For example, when I planned this card in my head, it was going to be an Easter card.  Although the design was still basically the same when I finished, it is now a card to celebrate the arrival of a first grandchild…my point is, that the image works beautifully for either occasion!

jellypark gdt full

The theme for this challenge over at Jellypark is “Pretty Pastels” and I was delighted to use this cute little bunny stamp.  I coloured the image using Pro-Markers, after adding a little faux stitched border in the Silhouette software.  I also cut an extra daisy to pop up on her ear and create a little extra depth.  The papers are from the Papermania Spots and Stripes Pastels collection, backed on some green textured card from the First Edition Summer Breeze stack.  The spotty mat, arched sentiment and the image were popped up on 3D pads to add some extra height.  A couple of some daisy buttons from my stash finished it off nicely!

jellypark gdt flat

I’d like to thank everyone at Jellypark one last time, I’ve had a great time!  Make sure you head over to have a look at the amazing projects their very talented DT have put together for you this challenge!

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Stamping Boutique – Use Bunnies

Your Next Stamp – #10

Savvy Handmade Cards – Spring Flowers

KIS – Stripes

Just Hanna Stamps – CAS