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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Guest Designer at Unstampabelles Challenge

Hi Folks
For the month of September I was delighted to be selected as the design team favourite over at Unstampabelles Challenges and asked to be their guest designer for the month of November.  For anyone who is not familiar with Unstampabelles Challenges you can enter any papercraft project but no stamps - rubber or digi stamps - are allowed.  Why not have a go, it's a lot of fun.

Today sees the start of their new challenge and the theme of the challenge is:
Vellum

For full details of the challenge and to see the fab prize on offer just pop over to Unstampabelles Challenges.

Here is my inspiration project.


I decided to use some gold coloured vellum I had in my stash to make this little christmas cracker.  I did have a couple of templates for crackers but when I made this I couldn't find them.  So I just went with it and worked out some measurements and hoped for the best.  I managed to make this using one sheet of A4 vellum.  I kept the design quite simple doing some embossed snowflakes on the ends.  I added a preprinted sentiment and a couple of poinsettias for decoration.  A few gems finished the cracker.  

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Unstampabelles Challenges to enter the challenge.  Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team creations.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Christmas sentiments
Polka Doodles - Anything goes christmas
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Make it yourself
MAWTT - No design or digital papers
Simon Says - Anything goes
Jellypark - Anything but a card
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas
Allsorts - Christmas cheer
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Pan Pastal (premium craft brands) - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes

35 comments:

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great work Mags, I love it! Congrats on being chosen as GDT too! WTG you! xx

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your guest spot Mags and I am sure they will love your beautiful cracker. Absolutely gorgeous. The ribbon and embellies are beautiful additions.
Hugs Sharon. x

Merry said...

Hi Mags, this was definitely inspiring for the rest of the Design Team at Unstampabelles. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month. Your Christmas Cracker is terrific and even more amazing you didn't use a template.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Wow !! this is gorgeous Mags. Love it. Congratulations on your guest spot !! Hugs Jennifer xx

rachel said...

beautiful make Mags and an interesting idea for a challenge blog xx

Billie A said...

Great project. Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments for our Christmas sentiment challenge.

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our Christmas Challenge at One Crazy Stamper, awesome creation!

Leanne DT @OCS!

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous cracker, Mags! I love all the gold. Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Zoe said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, what a fabulous cracker, stunning! Thank you for joining in Premium Craft Brands challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

brenda said...

Morning to you, just popping in for my virtual and generic c/p visit to see your latest creations, say hello and hope you have a good week.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Huge congrats and what a fab cracker, love the gold

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous Christmas creation Mags, love it.
Hugs
Caz x

Heather said...

A gorgeous cracker Mags, I love the use of gold vellum and such beautifully embellished!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Linda Simpson said...

Congratulations Mags, I am not surprised you work is stunning. This cracker is superb and love the flowers.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sandra H said...

Well done Mags you deserve it.....love your cracker xx

Jayne said...

what a wonderful idea for the christmas table...love it Jayne x

Judith Culham Elsdon said...

Brilliant project, thank you for taking part in Crafty Girls Challenges - good luck x

Judith Culham Elsdon said...

Brilliant project, thank you for taking part in Crafty Girls Challenges - good luck x

Avril Ann said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot, Mags, brilliant cracker, very elegant xxx

Lizzie said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Polka doodles.

mixamatoasties said...

What a cracker of a cracker!

Thanks for sharing at MAWTT this week.

Susan x

Tracey said...

Beautiful cracker Mags :o)
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Jackie said...

You made a gorgeous Christmas cracker! Love the gold vellum & those embossed snowflakes....so very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again next week!!!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh so pretty!!! Thanks for joining our ABC Challenge at Jellypark! :)

Craftnut said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for joining the allsorts challenge this week Tracy x

Jo Channon said...

Gorgeous ! How stunning will this look on your Christmas table. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts challenge. Jo x

Susan Hogan said...

Mags, this is simply stunning - I love that you have embossed the snowflakes too. A truly crafty piece of work.

Tracy said...

Congratulations Mags on your post..woohooo...looove your project and it is going to look stunning!!!
Thank you so much for joining us over at Premium Crafts challenge and good luck.
Hugs
Tracy xxxx

JanR said...

What a wonderful project! Thanks for guest designing with us this month!

Lauren Tomecek said...

Great design, I like the imaginative use of the vellum. Happy to have you as a GDT.

alethea said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! HUgsxx

alethea said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! HUgsxx

Helen said...

Love it, Mags - the gold vellum looks great.

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx