Monday, November 7, 2011

Unstampabelles #5 - Trees

Morning everyone, a new week and a new challenge over at Unstampabelles.
Firstly, I just want to say thanks to everyone who entered.  We had 33 beautiful Autumn/Fall entries that did not use one stamp.  Such wonderful papercraft creations - cards, boxes, and decorations.

Now on to our new challenge - 
you will receive a bonus entry if you can add paper punches or dies to your paper creation.

Any form of paper creation will be accepted as long as NO STAMPS have been used.
So quilling, parchment, stickers, boxes, books, cards, scrap pages, etc
You can find our rules here for further information.

Our sponsor this week is CMD CARDS

Cherryn has a variety of beautiful paper punched shapes and other items available in her store.
This month CMD Cards are offering a $10.00 gift certificate to spend in their store.

Now a little about my card.  I started with my plain white card then a layer of Stampin Up Baja Breeze next this lovely patterned paper from a magazine giveaway.  The tree trunk I cut by hand and have used DCWV Textured paper same as the top half of the tree.  For top of the tree I cut to scalloped edged circles with my Spellbinders.  Then I used my little flower paper punch to punch out the flowers on the green cardstock.   Then I layered the green over the rust coloured circle.  I added a little white (leftover) sticker to the centre of each flower.  I have added these lovely punched butterflies from CMD Cards. For the sentiment I have used two Stampin Up punches and then added the lovely white sticker sentiment.

Wishing you all a terrific Monday.  More gardening for me planned.  I managed to plant marigolds in my vegi garden on the weekend in hope to rid the soil of nematodes which destroy my tomatoes each year.  I saw a gardening show where this guy just mass planted marigolds in the off season and then dug them into the ground when he was due to plant his tomatoes.  Up the other end of the garden I have a couple of watermelon plants growing.  I added mulch and gave them all a good drink of seaweed liquid.  Will try to share some photos soon.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


  1. Lovely card, fab tree and butterflies,

  2. Fabulous DT Card Merry!

    Apologies that I forgot about posting mine lol! I got engrossed in my advent calendar, will post it tomorrow!!!

  3. Beautiful card! Really like the tiny flowers and a great way to add those butterflies!!

  4. This is so Beautiful Merry.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

  5. Wonderful creation, thanks for sharing!
    Hey, Pixie Dust Paperie is having a giveaway, we have 4 prizes this month, please come join in the fun!

  6. Great card! I saw it on MIM xx Jan

  7. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges.


  8. Fabulous card Merry, I like the way you have done your tree and the lovely butterflies.
    Kevin xx

  9. I don't rightly know if I'm more inspired by your beautiful card or your green thumb gardening skills! I think it's coming in as a tie. :)
    Your card is wonderful with that very pretty arrangement of nature.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  10. Saw this on MIM hun, it's gorgeous, love your embellishments, those butterflies are gorgeous!
    Marjorie xx

  11. I saw you project on Make it Monday and had to drop by!!


  12. A gorgeous card Mary,Saw it over at

  13. Very cute butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

  14. What a lovely tree! And the butterflies are pretty!

    I saw you on MIM.

    Jenny aka Wifey Cookie

  15. Very pretty card!!
    Love the tree and the butterflies!!
    A surprise for you on my blog!!

  16. Beautiful card! Love the little flowers on the tree and the butterflies!

  17. What a striking card! It just shows what can be done with pieces of paper! I like this a lot!

    Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges.

    luv, Mags x

  18. I love how you punched the flowers into the tree! Saw this at MIM, glad I stopped by.

  19. such a lovely card i like the tree with the flutterbies what a nice concept for a thank you it!!

  20. Hey there ! Great card! Sometimes simple is just the best and I LOVE how the butterflies stand up and look like they are going to fly right off the page! I saw your card over on Make it Monday so thought I'd come by to tell you keep up the good work !! Kimi


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