Monday 2 December 2013

Unstampabelles December Challenge - Christmas Sponsored by Wendy

Well, here we are, the end of the original phase of Unstampabelles, which was started by Merry, AKA Wendy. Due to other commitments, Merry is passing the reins of Unstampabelles onto SUSAN.
As her final Challenge, Wendy (Merry) is the sponsor and here is what she has on offer as the prize.

The challenge is Christmas, so pretty much anything goes, but NO STAMPS please because this is what Unstampabelles is all about, papercraft without the use of Stamps.

My Design Team card for this challenge is bits and pieces. the central image is from a craft pack. the background is the backing card which came with some gems, I thought it too pretty to simply throw away, and to it I've added some Christmas Flower Soft. The sentiment is a sticker.

The background paper is a scrap, no idea where it came from originally, but I found it when I hunted through my green scraps bag.
The white corner is a spellbinders die cut out of Stampin Up's Whisper White.

The Christmas tree is really for the Half Way post, but seeing as I'm going away on Holiday, and will be away from Mid Dec to Late January, I'm posting it here.

The tree it's self is a Kaiser craft custom wood tree, which I painted the edges of in Green acrylic paint. then covered with double sided paper, Peels offs to decorate and ribbon to hold it all together. The edges were then painted with Jo Sonja's Opal Dust for that glitter effect.

When not needed the whole tree will fold flat for storage.

I've made quite a few of these, as we will be using them for table decorations when we have our Retirement Estate Christmas dinner.

Hope you give this challenge a go, apart from the non use of stamps, you have a wide variety of papercrafts you can use to enter.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, hope to see you in the New Year.
Hugs and Happy Crafting.


CathyC said...

great card Beth and just love that tree - great idea being able to fold flat for storage :)

JanR said...

Great card! And the tree looks awesome too!

Merry said...

I like how you used the backing card as your background….a lovely card Beth. Great tree too…looks like you had fun decorating. Wishing you a terrific Christmas.

Susan Hogan said...

I really like the colours you have used here and that cute little sticker set is too good to be hidden away any longer! Great card as always -we will miss your imput but hope you will enter the challenges now?

Sarah C said...

This is such a sweet card :-) love it and merry Christmas to you!