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Friday, April 29, 2011

AnnaBelle ABSC037, fresh and fun!

This means it is time for another of AnnaBelle's fabulous Bling Sketch challenges!
If you want to play along too, check out all the details at the end of this post, and give it a whirl!
The wonderful thing about this challenge, is that it is open for a whole 4 weeks!

I had so much fun playing with this sketch, with some of new paper (as if I didn't have enough already!!) in hand, it came together quite quickly, which I must say is unusual for me!!  It must have been the dots-lol!
I hope you can join in and play along too

The Recipe:
Stamps:AnnaBelle's Squared and Squared-Mother's Day
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red
Paper: Pebbles- Happy Go Lucky, Cheery and Splendid
Ink: Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Versafine -Onyx Black
Accessories:AnnaBelle's 3mm Artichoke and Girls Mixed Sprinkles, AnnaBelle's 7mm single stitched red ribbon, Bow Easy, Nesties Ovals, Corner Choper,

How To Play Along : 

- We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
- Our Sketch Challenge Runs from the last Friday of a month through till the last Friday of the following month.
- Each Friday in between we have themed challenges. To be eligible for the monthly prize of a $20 gift voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps you MUST take part in the sketch challenge AND one of the weekly challenges.
- Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
- Include a link back to the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog in your post.
- Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
- A maximum of 5 challenges may be combined including this one.        
- You may enter any challenge several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
- We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps, but you can play along without them. For those who use AnnaBelle stamps and upload to the Gallery 
HERE then you will also be in the running to be our Monthly Guest Designer just like Nicole did this month!

See you back here next Tuesday for another AnnaBelle's Bolg hop, your are sure to fall in love with our featured set!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Super Hero Birthday!

I have another creation for you made with some yummies from Scrapbook Boutique. If you want some more details on this number jump over to Scrapbook boutique blog for all the details. 
I just love all the La La Land Stamps, so much fun to colour and perfect for a boy or even a man!
This one is for Ange's son Liam who turned 7 yesterday
I have also used Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #8, these challenges are CAS and so easy to use!!

While I am on a roll, I will be adding this one to the La La Land Customer Gallery too, open until the end of the month.

The Recipe:
Stamps: La La Land- Star Boy Luka, Hero Arts Clear Design- Essential Messages, Hero Arts - Envelope Pattern
Cardstock: Xpress-it Blending CardstockOcean, Cherry 
Paper: Echo Park- A Walk in the Park
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine- Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distressed ink- Broken China
Copics:  E40, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51, E53, R22, R24, R29, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17,B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, C3, C5 colourless blender
 Accessories: Nestabilities Stars, Cuttlebug Embossing folder- Stars, Jillibean Soup Bean Stalk- Baker's Twine- Red, Button

CASE Study #37 and Apologies from a weary worker!

Welcome back for another week at CASE Study!

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter break, the weather here was amazing, low 20's and sunny for the entire break!
My apologies for my lack of commenting over the past week's awesome entries, a busy weekend working and an aging/aching/sick body from working, lead to the lack of commenting.  I no longer have a voice, that is when I know that I need a break, it will be a quiet few days here with lots of non-verbal signals, the girls think it is hilarious that I can't yell at them! Work today will be interesting!

I promise to make commenting a priority for the coming week!!!

Silke Ledlow from My Life is our magnificent Muse of the month, being the last week of the month it is our last week of snuggling up with Silke {{sniff sniff}}
A big thank you to Silke for inspiring us all for April, if you have enjoyed this month 1/2 as much as I have, you have had an awesome month.
Just have a look at the gorgeousness Silke is leaving us with

You can see all the details of Silke's inspirational card here

What inspires you?
This is my Silke inspired card, inspired by the flower, the colours and the touch of glitter!

I have added some Dimensional Magic to the leaves and the petals- must admit I did get a little carried away-lol!
I was inspired by the 2nd card in this post by our Iwona- who showed so much more control than I!!
The Recipe:
Cardstock:   SS White (PTI), Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Pink Pirouette DS , Echo Park Little Girl- Chloe Crowns
Accessories:Die Namics Scallop boarder, ZVA bling flourish, Sizzix Flower- Daisies#2,, Pink ribbon, Score buddy, Dahlia Leaves (PTI), Silver Rhinestones

Our Fabulous Sponsor for this week is our own Iwona generously giving the lucky winner a 3 month subscription to  Scrapbook News and Review

If you want to play along you can check out all the details on the CASE study site, but in a nutshell......
it is YOUR way!

The design team also has magnificent creations,
Lil' Old Me
Silke (April Muse)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Say it in.....Blue, Purple and Cream (Oops!)

Playing along with AnnaBelle's Say it in..... Blue, Purple and Cream (forgot the cream but used white instead!)
You still have  time to play along, with Easter in the middle, the challenge is open until Friday.

I have used the Mother's Day Bouquet set, which Dana has just won for participating in the Blog hop.
I am sure Dana will find it just as versatile as the rest of the team, a fabulous 'go to set'!

The Recipe:
Cardstock: Xpress it Blending Cardstock, Orchid Opulence
Paper: SU Hostess Pack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Copics:V000, V12, V 15, V17, YG61, YG67
Accessories: Stickles Black Diamond, AnnaBelle Sprinkles- 6mm Waterfall

Thursday, April 21, 2011

CASE Study #36

Welcome back for another week at CASE Study!
Silke Ledlow from My Life is our magnificent Muse of the month
You can see all the details of Silke's stunner here

What inspires you?
This is my Silke inspired card

A BIG thank you to Iwona for sharing her gorgeous flouishes stamp- mwah!

The Recipe:
Cardstock:   SS White (PTI), Xpress it blending Cardstock, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Bitty Box Basics (PTI)
Ink:  Memento- Tuxedo Black, Versafine- Onyx Black
Stamps: Humming Along (Flourishes),  AnnaBelle All Things Grow
Copics:  R22, BV00, E40, E43, Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19, G20, G21, G24, G28
Accessories:AnnaBelle's Mini sprinkles- 3mm Artichoke Button, Nestabilites Circles,  Die-Namics Open Scallop Boarder (MFT), Score Buddy, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon

Our Fabulous Sponsor for this week is AnnaBelle Stamps, giving away the gorgeous
 All things Grow set

If you want to play along you can check out all the details on the CASE study site, but in a nutshell......
it is YOUR way!

The design team also has magnificent creations,
Lil' Old Me
Silke (April Muse)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mother's Day Bouquet Bog Hop

Happy Tuesday to all!
If you have come here from Lisa's blog you are on the right track, then head along to Stephanie's.

Come and join us at AnnaBelle Stamps,  the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month as we have fun sharing a new set or two with you!

Play along with us for your chance to win the Blog Hop set,  the Mother's Day Bouquet set.  As you will see when you visit the teams blogs, this set is oh so versatile!
If you have been following along at the AnnaBelle's Blog you will have seen some sneak peaks of the new goodies that are coming your way, stamps, papers.... and more!

SketchBook Saturday Challenge #7, I found Iwona's sketch to be perfect for my card today

The Recipe:
Stamps: AnnaBelle's Mother's Day Bouquet
Cardstock: Xpress it Blending Cardstock, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Bitty Gingham (A Muse), SU Delightful Daffodil
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine- Black Onyx
 Copics:Y0000, Y13, Y17, G02, G05, G09, G28, B000, B00, B02, B02, B04, B06, C00, C1
Accessories: AnnaBelle's 7mm Red stitched ribbon, AnnaBelle's 6mmTurquoise sprinkles,  Nestabilities Labels 4 and  Fleur De Lis Accents, Score Pal, Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing folder, Banner Die (PTI)

I have used the SSSC113 sketch for this one

The colours have not photographed very well, but the textured background is a chocolate colour, and looks sooooo much nicer IRL!

The Recipe:
StampsAnnaBelle's Mother's Day Bouquet, Squared- Mother's Day (sentiment)
CC designs Copic Paper, AnnaBelle's Textured- Chocolate (coming soon)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper: Queen Bee (pink paislee)
Copics: E0000, E21, E23, E25, E27, G20, G21, G24, G28
Accessories:   AnnaBelle's  16mm  Satin Ribbons- Lime Juice and Moss ,  AnnaBelle's Sprinkles -6mm Sultana, Nestabilities Ovals and Labels 18 , Dimensional Magic, Jewellery Tag Punch (SU), Die-namics open scallop boarder, button

I know the rest of the team will have some stunning creations, make sure you stop by!
Next stop on the Hop is Stephanie's

How to Play :
Playing along is now even easier! You can leave a comment on one or all of the DT blogs and add your name using the Inlinkz tool which can be found on any of the DT blogs. 
The hop will stay open for 1 week, a random winner will be drawn on Tuesday the 11th of April

and if you've commented on the mystery DT blog then you will be the winner.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Easter gift bag

Killing 2 birds with one stone!!  I wanted to enter the Easter copic challenge over at Copic Oz and wanted to make a little copic gift for Dianne, Darcy's scrapbooking teacher, to hold some yummy chocolate eggs.
I used a high gloss gift bag, cut off the white rope handles, replaced them with some pink grosgrain ribbon- and the rest you can see-lol!!
I am still finding ruffling the grosgrain ribbon a bit of a challenge, after this photo was taken the ribbon started to unstick- Doh!!!!!!!!!!
Wella, here it is!!!

The Recipe:
Stamps: Karen's Doodles- Baby Chick and Egg, Banner Builder (PTI), Occasions for all (SU)
Cardstock: Green Galore, Delightful Daffodil, Xpress it blending cardstock
Paper: SU DS Paper- Delightful Daffodil
Ink: Green Galore, Versafine- Black Onyx
Copics: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV25, RV29, YG00, YG03, YG05, YG06, YG09, Y0000, Y00, Y06, Y08, G28, YR00, YR02, YR07, YR09, Colourless Blender
Accessories: Banner Die (PTI), Nesties Fleur De Lis Accents, Nesties Labels 18, AnnaBelle 4mm Icicle sprinkles and Mixed Sprinkles -Girls, White Gloss Gift Bag, Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Spica pen

Happy Birthday Little One!!

 A quickie post!!
I am using Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #6 with yet another La La Land stamp, they are just gorgeous and oh soooooo addictive!

This is our Little One, Rylee's 8th Birthday card, matching the one posted earlier in the week for Thomas, they are 2 little super heros!!
Another one to add to the La La Land Customer Galley, got to be in it to win it!!

The Recipe:
Paper: Heidi Grace, SU DS Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Xpress it blending cardstock, Regal Rose, Green Galore
Accessories: Copic Markers, Clear Spica Pen, Raffia, Die namics flower and Open scallop Boarder(MFT), Nesties Fleur De Lis Accents, AnnaBelle 3mm and 4mm Icicle sprinkles

Thursday, April 14, 2011

CASE study #35

Welcome back for another week at CASE Study!
Silke Ledlow from My Life joining us for the month of April, from all the stunning entries in last weeks CASE, I can see that you are all inspired by Silke's creations too!!!!!

 Moving right along, here is Silke's magnificent inspiration
You can see all the details here

What inspires you?

Friday this week, my Baby and her little friend Thomas are turning 8, it seems like the years have just flown by, I can still remember the day they were born like it was yesterday.  Rylee and Thomas were born on the same day, in the same hospital, 1 hour and 2 minutes apart- Rylee being the older woman!!
Anyhoo, this is the card I made for Thomas, as he is a special guy in our lives!
I hope to post a picture of the matching one I made for Rylee, later in the week.

I apoligise for the photo, I just can't seem to get them right (i just wanted to cry when I saw how awful they turned out), the colours in the photo look nothing  like the real life version- even after editing! 
So please bear with me as I experiment with the software and the lighting!!
Any hints/suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)

Edited: changed the photos, went back to taking them outside-lol!!

The Recipe:
Cardstock:   SS White (PTI), Xpress it blending Cardstock, Tempting Turquoise, Real RedPaper: SU Tempting Turquoise, Real Red

Ink:  Memento- Tuxedo Black, Versafine- Onyx BlackTempting Turquoise, Real Red
Stamps: My Guy Ian (TGF), StarBoy Luca (La La Land), AnnaBelle BBD5
Copics: YG00, YG03, YG06, YG09, R22, R24, R29, R59, E0000, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, B00, B02, B04
Accessories:AnnaBelle's Mini sprinkles- silver,SU star punches, Button, Banner Die (PTI), Die-Namics Star Boarder (MFT), Corner Chomper

Our Fabulous Sponsor for this week is By Lori Designs - $10 Gift Certificate !!

If you want to play along you can check out all the details on the CASE study site, but in a nutshell......
it is YOUR way!

The design team also has magnificent creations,
Lil' Old Me
Silke (April Muse)