Sunday, November 13, 2016

Guest Designer - UnstampaBelles Challenges

Hello, everybody! This is my second post today! I'm excited to announce that I'm a Guest Designer at UnstampaBelles Challenges this month! Thank you to Susan for inviting me! Our theme is Resistance.  The Twist is to use a resistance technique and explain it on your blog, so that's what I'll be sharing today! Please note that no stamping is permitted at UnstampaBelles.  This is always a challenge for me, but I accomplished it!  Here is a link to the challenge rules. There is a great prize to be won again this month, so I hope you'll head over and join the fun - please tell them that Kitty sent you! Here's a direct link to the November challenge.

For my project, I created a matching gift bag, card, and tag, all using an emboss-resist technique. The falling snow was embossed through a stencil using Versamark and embossing powder and then Distress Inks were applied to create a snowy sky background. Here are the products used:

  • Stencil:  Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow
  • Ink:  Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers),Versamark
  • Embossing powder:  Ranger White

To create the backgrounds of all three pieces, I followed the same technique.  Using a finger dauber I applied Versamark through the stencil onto white cardstock.  I suggest taping down the stencil so it doesn't move. Next I heat-embossed each one in white. Using a mini ink blending tool, I applied three colours of Distress Ink until blended. I decided to use the darkest colour at the top, so I started with Peacock Feathers, then Evergreen Bough, and finally Tumbled Glass.


  • Image: Collage Sheet freebie from Gecko Galz Annual Blog Hop (enlarged and fussy-cut, popped up on foam tape)
  • Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Frantic Stamper Mountain Edger, Paper Smooches Christmas Words, Impression Obsession Birch Trees (Cardinal only)
  • Stencil:  Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow
  • Ink:  Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers),Versamark
  • Embossing powder:  Ranger White
  • Other:  Snow Writer applied to mountains, Winter word sticker from Dollarama, snowflake sequins from my stash

Gift Bag

  • Image: Collage Sheet freebie from Gecko Galz Annual Blog Hop (enlarged and fussy-cut, popped up on foam tape)
  • Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Frantic Stamper Mountain Edger, Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes
  • Stencil: Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow
  • Ink: Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers),Versamark
  • Embossing powder: Ranger White
  • Patterned paper border: Lawn Fawn Peace Joy Love 6x6 pad
  • Other: Snow Writer applied to mountains, sentiment sticker from Dollarama, sequin bow from my stash


  • Image: Collage Sheet freebie from Gecko Galz Annual Blog Hop (enlarged and fussy-cut,popped up on foam tape)
  • Dies: My Favorite Things Stitched Traditional Tag Stax, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Frantic Stamper Mountain Edger, Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes
  • Stencil: Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow
  • Ink: Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers),Versamark
  • Embossing powder: Ranger White
  • Patterned paper border: Lawn Fawn Peace Joy Love 6x6 pad
  • Other: Snow Writer applied to mountains, WRMK Crop-a-Dile and eyelet, sequin and eyelash ribbon from my stash
  • Inspiration: My tag was inspired by Tracey McNeely's tag on Day 9 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags - I love the little snowy mountain scene Tracey created on her tag!

Thank you to UnstampaBelles Challenges for having me as your Guest Designer!  I had fun! Here's one more look at my project:

I would like to support the following challenges: 25 Days of Christmas Tags UE (tag only); 613 Avenue Create AG 1/8; A Snowflake's Promise Seasons 1/3; Allsorts Feature a Creature 1/3; Artistic Inspirations AG UE; Aud Sentiments AG plus Sentiment 1/5; Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday Cards UE; Brown Sugar AG 1/2; Card Mania Tag You're It 1/3; Cardz TV AG 1/3; Clique Kits AG 1/3; Come and Get It Ribbon or Twine 1/3; CRAFT Winter 1/5; Crafting by Designs AG 3/3; Crafty Catz AG 1/3; Crafty Creations Animals 1/2; Crafty Friends For Someone Special 1/3; Crafty Girls Creations AG 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra November UE; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE; Creative Ladybirds AG 1/3; Creative Moments AG Optional Thank You 1/3; Crop Stop Linky Party #22 AG (Distress Inks found at Crop Stop here) 1/5; Cute Card Thursday Add Something Metallic (sentiment stickers, sequins) UE; Cuttlebug Mania Tic Tac Toe (animal, die-cuts, sentiment) 3/3; Deep Ocean Die-cuts or Punches UE; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/day; Fabrika Fantasy Christmas is Coming 1/3; Fussy and Fancy Ice/Snow with Texture and Sparkle UE; Gecko Galz Deck the Halls UE; Gecko Galz Facebook Group Winter Holiday UE; Glitter N Sparkle AG 1/3; Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (scraps used for all die-cuts, also patterned paper scraps) 1/3; Imagine That Creative Playground Christmas is Coming 1/3; Inky Chicks Winter Wonderland UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Joy Clair Colour/Photo Inspiration UE; Just Keep on Creating November Linky AG UE; Let's Craft and Create Winter 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Not Just Cards November AG UE; Open-Minded Crafting Fun Christmas 1/3; Paper Creator's Crafts AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground Week 255 (snippets used for all die-cuts, also patterned paper snippets) 1E; Scrap and Craft Christmas Time 1/3; Scrapy Land AG w Dies sold at Scrapy Land 1/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids Happy Holidays 4 Kids 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Shine Bright Like a Diamond 1/5; Simply Papercraft AG 1/3; SUYP Cats Only Furry-thing Goes UE; Sweet Stampin' Christmas AG 1/3; The Crafty Addicts AG Winter Blues 1/3; The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge 1E; The Paper Girls Tag You're It 1/3; The Paper Shelter Christmas is Coming 1E; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Unicorn Snow/Snowflakes 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

Thank you for looking at my creations!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Nancy said...

Really beautiful cards/tag! I love these ones! :o)

Karen Petitt said...

These popped up on my blog list thingy and I had to come take a closer look - they're beautiful Karen, absolutely stunning art! Must see if I have that freebie because I'd love to CASE these huni xx

brenda said...

A totally delightful set of seasonal makes Kitty. Hope you soon feel better.

B x

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous set of makes Kitty - love the hilly scenes and that adorable cat on the candy cane. Absolutely fab! Congrats on you GDT as well - hope you are feeling much better - Michelle x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow Kitty!!! Amazing set!! Big Congrats for your GD at Unstampabelles!! Yay!! I'm so happy for this fact! :D
Unstampabelle is a beautiful challenge and Susan is a lovely person, so kind and sweet!! You well deserve your position! Your works are always so creative and adorable and these three aren't an exception, surely! Love very much the technique you used and the snowy sky has come out fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
The cute kitty on the candy is very fun and sweet, he makes me smile! Love very much the scene you have created!
Well done my friend!You rock! :)

Kath said...

Fabulous projects - great design. Congrats too on being GD.
Kath x

New Creations said...

Congrats on your GDT!
What an amazing set Kitty! Love the technique you used in and the snow BG is so perfect for this cute Kitty image! Fabulous job done dear!
And take care of your health, get well soon!
Sending hugs sweety!

Brenda said...

Wow! What a beautiful set you have created!! I love that technique and I love how your snow and sky came out. Oh heck I love it all!!! lol That little kitty image is adorable. To think you made this whole set without stamping is awesome! Hugs, Brenda

KraftyKoolKat said...

A gorgeous set of creations Kitty. Such a cute image and a lovely scene. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at OMCFC.
Cathy DT Member

Lisa said...

Wow, wow and WOW! You are back with a bang... love these... the colors.. that oh so adorable kitty!!! I'm going to try to play along with this challenge.... wheels are spinning! Such a beautiful gift set...

Andrea W said...

Awesome creations Kitty! No stamping... is definitely a challenge but you did an amazing job. The image is darling and I love the snowy background.

Fikreta said...

congrats to be Guest Designer !
you deserve it!
wow! this is so super nice!
love it all!
cute kitty!
great colors!
all is purrrfct!
have a nice day

Petra-loves-paper said...

what a beautiful bright colours you used on the variety of your projects! You worked hard, great job! thanks for joining our challenge, Petra DT Beccy's Place

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Hello dear Kitty!!!
Second: your gift bag, card and a tag is so amazing, great work and great explanation!!!
And third: thank you for your cind words, I am doing fine for now, my belly is still big and we do not know why but as I go to work out I think that it has gone a litle bit :) but no heartburn because of the medicine :)
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

ps olmoust forgot, I do hope that you will be feeling better I miss your lovely projects ♥

Bunny said...

Beautiful work, Kitty. What a nice way to know your work is liked by being asked as a guest designer. Your work warrants it as it is so pretty.

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your GD spot my friend!! What a gorgeous gift set this is!! I love the designs and the sweet images!! The snow effect is fabulous!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Kuni said...

This is so beautiful and sweet Kitty.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These projects are really nifty. It seems you did so munch work to make them without any stamping but the results are so worth it. I really like the resisted snowfall!

Carole J said...

Beautiful makes, Kitty. Love your super little winter scenes! x
(I'm GDT too for Unstampabelles this month)

cotnob said...

A fabulous collection Kitty, such a cute image and lovely winter scene.

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely colours and scenes. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful set Love the cute collaged image and fabulous background you created
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

Hi just popping back to say ----Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x
Meant to say congrts on your GDT spot
Carol x

Christina Hor said...

Oh gorgeous set and scene Kitty! I love the Embossed Resist technique. It such fun! You did a beautiful job and the scene is so cute! Congratulations on your GDT spot Hugs.

Susan Hogan said...

What a great set for your Guest Designer post Karen. I am so grateful - they are truly gorgeous. Yes, we can make things without stamps! I love my stamps but I also love not using them and testing myself to see what I can achieve. It's amazing how creative we all can be. Thank you from Unstampabelles and myself!

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

A lovely collection Kitty, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT xx

Donna said...

What a stunning set, and n poo stamping, wow! Great tip on how to apply the Versamark thru the stencil, anxious to try this. Congrats on your guest designer spot!

Stampsnob. said...

That is a lovely set TFS Unicorn Ch Lis

Verna Angerhofer said...

Congratulations! They certainly know a talented artist as they picked you for their team and you certainly did not let them down! These three items are so fantastic and beautiful! I am afraid I would mess up and use a stamp, but you certainly pulled it off in top notch fashion. I just love these and so cute with those kitties sliding on a candy cane.

Beccy said...

Congratulations on your Guest DT spot Kitty, it's very well deserved!
You've done a fabulous job putting your gift set together, I love how it all matches. The candy-cane-riding cat is very cute, especially the way his hat sits at a jaunty angle. I love the background colour and the way you added the falling snow. Fabulous work!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, Kitty! Your set is absolutely ADORABLE! I've never played in this challenge, but I think it would be a fun one to give a try. Love how you did the background and of course, the sweet kitties. (Gotta go back and look at my GG BH stuff and find them. Too cute! Congrats on your GDT position. xxD

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Congratulations on being guest designer.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers, Gecko Galz and Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is one fabulous project!! Love the colors, the look of the snow - perfect. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Imke said...

Adorable gift set, Kitty. The Scene you´ve created is lovely.

Imke ~ My Crafty Place

Anonymous said...

Wow stunning make thanks for sharing at Glitter 'N' Sparkle challenge this week x DT Lisa x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous collection here I love the image you've used over the three pieces you've made.

Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful creations. Congratulations on your GDT place with us at Unstampabelles.

Macarena said...

Oh my! This set is fabulous! The cat is awesome and so cute! I love the scenes with snowflakes, the blended skies and kitty having so much fun. Thank you for joining us at SSS Monday Challenge. Hugs, Macarena.

ike said...

What a super cute set. I love your techniques and the kitty images are adorable. Such fabulous little scenes you made :-)
Thank you for purring along to SUYP Cats Challenges.


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ike said...

Ooops sorry - Congrats on your Guest spot too :-D xxxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creations here for our current challenge of 'FEATURE A CREATURE', such a cute image too.Thanks for joining in.
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Crafty Amy said...

What a great collection of makes! It is easy to see why you have been asked to guest with them :D
It would be great if you could join us for our first ever challenge and DT call at Crafty Purple Frog (
Thank you for the inspiration.


Amy x

Eekers said...

Great GDT work! :D Didn't know stamps weren't allowed, think you have done fabulously without them!
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Beautiful card !
Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge blog and Good Luck !
Maryvonne – DT member

Barbara Godden said...

Adorable bag and tag. super cute image and both are beautifully designed. BTW Spook is on BP meds and the blindness has reversed, we are very happy.

Di said...

Fabulous bag, tag and card Kitty! Wonderfully designed and made - great colour scheme too! I do love that little kitty on the candy cane sled against your super backgrounds!


Di xx

terrie said...

Well done on your trio did a fantastic job with your trio of color combo...
Congrats on being a guest designer...have fun

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Mari said...

Such wonderful creations! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

Chris said...

Delightful cards and tags, sweet images and lovely colours so beautifully designed and crafted. Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ this month.

Theresa said...

lovely set. love your background. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

Brittany M. said...

Your recipient is going to be so lucky - all three items are just darling! You totally rocked the stamp resist technique - these turned out beautiful! Thanks again for linking up to the Paper Girls Tag challenge!

anne said...

These are lovely, I do like the bright colours you have used.
Thank you for sharing them at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
Anne DT

Olga Fink said...

Kitty your creations are amazing! I love the scene you created and you kept throughout!
Congratulations on your GDT post! so much fun!
xoxo Olga

Donna Ellis said...

KT, you are something else! Beautiful options of creating lovely cards without stamping, using a number of products and techniques. Loving the snowy resist and darling sleighing kitten! Hugs, de

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful Christmas card Kitty. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Alison59 said...

What a great set :-)

Wynn said...

Welcome aboard Unstampabelles as our guest designer this month. I love your creations and how you produced them. I'm finding this challenge A challenge!!! But that's what I love about Unstampabelles always takes us out of our comfort zone and we crafters did to do tjis more often I think. I'm off to become a follower.....great blog by the way. Hugs Wynn DT Unstampabelles

Miranda said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for playing along at HIMCR!

Chriss America Real said...

Congratulations on your GT! These are lovely projects!

Scrappin' with Chriss and Lou

Creaine said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Fabrika Fantasy.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at craft challenge. Marlene DT

Beth Brovold said...

What a super fabulous trio Kitty...a beautiful gift!! I love the design and these sweet kitties!
Take care,

Cheryl W. said...

What a delightful set for holiday giving! Your card, bag and tag are so festive, and you've certainly mastered the emboss/resist technique. Thank you so much for joining us at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

Colette said...

What a gorgeous set, love your background, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

Pamela said...

Such a beautiful set, love the colours and the sweet image. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.

Pam x

Cards By MI said...

Totally adorable! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter.
Love n hugs

Hetty said...

Such great projects, card, box and tag. Loving the bright blue in contast with the white.
The scene is adorable and beautifully made.

marion said...

amazing all things in one style, love the idea and of course love how you created it, love the snow on the card and of course the cute kitty, hope you feel better, thinking of you, lots of hugs and love, xoxo, cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowie, Marion

Barb said...

Congratulations on your guest designer spot Kitty. I love your super matching makes. It's a great technique that you've used to get the snowy background and your little kitties are so cute. I love the snow on the mountain tops too. Great design work. Barbxx

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, these cards, tags and bags are just gorgeous. They are a great set and you do such a great job at the backgrounds. And I can't believe how many kitties you have, hehe. Thanks for joining in our Challenge of Christmas is Coming at Imagine That Digistamp, Lisa Lynn DT.

Unknown said...

This is so cute! I love the dimension. thanks for sharing! Thanks for playing along with the Clique Kits anything goes challenge!

MaryAnn Samuelson said...

Super cute project and thank you for joining us over at Come and Get It Challenge Blog.. DT MaryAnn

Unknown said...

Eeek! I love that little kitty! So adorable!! :) Thank you for entering the Clique Kits Challenge!

Jules said...

Lovely card and tag with sweet image and Faboulas colours.
Thank you for sharing with Fussy and Fancy.
Best wishes
Jules xx

Michele K. Henderson said...

It wouldn't be a Christmas tag from you without a kitty on it! This is SO CUTE! Each one is so darling I want to take them all home!
Take care!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... it’s so nice to see you have joined us again with another one of your fabulous cards. Super set of Christmas cards, using such cute images and great colouring. Beautiful card design. Thank you for sharing your cards with us at Crafty Friends... Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again soon.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Tina Z. said...

wow, amazing set, sooo cute and I love your bright colours.
have a great weekend.
hugs xx

Richa Maurya said...

So the snowy BG..and the kitty is really adorable..congrats on your GD post..

Lori Kobular said...

Oh these are so stinking cute! I love that kitty on the candy cane sled! Love the bright and bold colors of your card! Thanks for sharing with us at Unicorn Challenges!

Dess V said...

Great christmas set. Beautiful background and sweet winter scene.
Thanks for joining us at Card mania challenge!
Dess ^.^

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we hope to see you back again for our next challenge.

Helen x

Suzi Mac said...

A wonderful matching gift set with lots of sweet details. Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft Inspiration. Good luck!
Hugs Suzi

Rae Ann said...

Love the sweet scene on this matching set! The color combo is fabulous and one of my favorites for this time of the year.

Thank you for joining us at Fabrika Fantasy for our Christmas Is Coming challenge.

Magali said...

Your creations are divine! Thanks again for participating to the Clique Kits challenge!

marta.szymanska said...

ohhh reallu cute and nice cards. Thank you for joining at Scrap & Craft challnege

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Adorable creations Kitty.

Thanks so much for entering your creation into our current challenge over at Imagine That! Creative Playground. Good luck in the draw.

☺Lisa D.
DT Member for Imagine That! Digis by Kris!
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!