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Thursday, March 31, 2011

CASE study #33, another sad farewell!

 Where did that week go?? Today brings us another CASE study!
We have another gorgeous number from the supremely talented Julee Tilman from Poetic Aristry,
This is Julee's last week with us {{sad face}}, what an inspiring month at CASE study!!
A BIG thank you to Julee for providing us with a month of splendor!


You can see all the details of Julee's beautiful card here

I was inspired by the greens, the flower, the papers
What inspires you?





The Recipe:
Cardstock:  Spring Moss,  Ripe Avocado, Fine Linen
Paper: Pacific Vineyard
Ink:  Old Olive, Versafine- Onyx Black
 Stamps: Signature Series- Butterfly, Hero Arts- Envelope Pattern
Accessories: Nesties Labels 18, Foliage and Floral Doily Accents, Ripe Avocado Saddle stitch ribbon, AnnaBelle Pearls- small mix cream, ,Kaiser Paper flower


Our Fabulous Sponsor for this week is Sweet 'n Sassy -3 Digi's of the winners choice!!
How awesome is that.....
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
Julee (March Muse)

A gift from Kerry

I wanted to pop in today to share with you a wonderful gift I received from my fellow AnnaBelle's team member (a few weeks ago now, just got time now to get it posted!), the fabulous Kerry from Stamped Simplicity, what a wonderful surprise- many thanks Kerry {{hugs}}.  If you have not been for a visit to Kerry's blog I suggest you grab a cuppa and go for a fabulous crafting journey, there are looks of awesome goodies to be found!!


Passing the baton on to 5 others- this is always difficult for me, so many to choose from

Angelique- My buddy and 'Miss Fixit', if I am struggling with a project I can always call on Ange to help out!  I love her style Clean, Simple and filled with Kraft!!
Iwona (aka Chupa)- How can one person make so many cards with the same amount of time as we all have, and have each one look absolutely stunning
Angela- An amazing style, what ever she puts her mind and creativity to always turns to gold! Haven't seen a bad one yet!!
Andrea (I know she already has been given this award, but because she is so awesome she can have it again-free of charge-lol!!  What this lady can do with a sponge and some ink is magnificent
Julie- making card making look absolutely effortless

-Right-click on the award and save it to your computer to add to your blog.


-Choose FIVE (5) worthy recipients and list them. Next to their blog name, give ONE reason why you think their blog is special. What catches your eye about them? What do you love?

-On your blog page, list 5 things about yourself. Include at least one thing you enjoy about your craft.
  • I am an extremely messy crafter and only find my mojo after dark, after the kids are in bed and I can concentrate without interruption!
  •  I believe that my 'Loved Ones' spirits are around me always, guiding me and keeping me safe
  • I have just finished reading 'Ghosts among Us- revealing the truth about the afterlife'
    by James Van Praagh. I am currently reading 'The Happiness Trap' by Russ Harris, I think I am on a journey of discovery!
  • my creative style has changed so much since I began crafting all those years ago. I must admit, that even though I enjoy a trip down memory lane, I am a little embarrassed by some of my early cards/creations- thought they were fabulous at the time-doh!!
  • fabulous at starting project, shocking when it come to completing, the thrill of the beginning is always great, as it progresses and doesnt turn out as it was in my mind, I switch off and struggle to get to the end
Well, that is me in a nut shell
Thanks again, to Kerry for passing this fabulous badge my way

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Zoo-licious number

I have another beauty with some goodies from Scrapbook Boutique.  I have gone to town with the copics, by the time I was finished I could hardly see my desk for all the markers laying around!  this card was so much fun to make!  And not to mention the fun with the air-brush too-lol!
If you want some more details on this number jump over to Scrapbook boutique blog for all the details.  I have again made my own copic grass using this fabbo tutorial


The Recipe:
Stamps:Hero Arts Clear- Essential Messages, Recollections Clear Stamps- Zoo-Licious
Copics:  G05, G07, G21, G28, R20, E31, E33, E35, E37, E37E55, E57, E79, YR12, YR15, YR21, YR24,YR68, Y11, Y13, Y15, B02
 Accessories: Button, Orange Bakers Twine, Dimensional Magic, Die-Namics- Clouds (MFT), Air Brush System and Compressor, Xpress it –Mask it

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hero Arts- Layered flowers

I have another offering from Scrapbook Boutique, more new goodies to share!
If you want a run down of the measuements and 'how' jump over to Scrapbook boutique blog for all the details. 

I have used Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #1

I have bent the leaves up on the sides to add a little more interest, not that you can see it well in the photo, but IRL it makes a difference!

The Recipe:
CardstockKraft, Black
Ink: Versafine- Onyx Black
Stamps:Hero Arts Clear- Essential MessagesLayered flowers 
Paper: My Mind's Eye Paper Pad- Fine and Dandy- True Blue
 Accessories: Black Twill ribbon, Button, Sew Easy Black Floss, Die Namics Open Scallop boarder (MFT)

Friday, March 25, 2011

AnnaBelle's ABSC036

Another month has gone!! 
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, how you will give it a whirl!
We also have another surprise for you, we have some fabulous new blood in the AnnaBelle's team!
Introducing the Marvelleous...... Patti from Stampersize and Stephanie from Handmade Creations by Stephanie, make sure you drop in a say a big hello and make them welcome, I know their creations will inspire us all!!
We also say farewell to some of our team {{sniff sniff}} Ida, Rene' and Jerusha will be moving on, I know their futures will be bright and thank them for inspiring us all!!

I have used the colours from Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #5 inspired by the gorgeous picture below...



The Recipe:
Stamps:AnnaBelle's BBD  1
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Hawaiian shores
Ink: Baja Breeze, So Saffron,
Accessories:AnnaBelle's 3mm and 6mm Turquoise Sprinkles,AnnaBelle's Petals White pack, Hawaiian shores satin ribbon, Bow Easy, Score Buddy, Nesties Labels #16,

You only have a few days left to jump on board the AnnaBelles March Sale

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 Lyn did this month!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

CASE Study #32- another WOW

 It's time for another CASE study!
We have another gorgeous number from the supremely talented Julee Tilman from Poetic Aristry, our Muse for the month of March .
oops!!  forgot to add this in orginally- thanks Dianne for the prompt!!

You can see all the details of Julee's beautiful card here
I was inspired by the colours and the sponging/embossing
What inspires you?

I have used the sketch from Andrea's Simply Saturday 8 challenge



The Recipe:
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla ,Hawaiian shores
Paper: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Close to Cocoa,  Antique Linen
 Stamps: All things Grow (AnnaBelle Stamps)
Accessories:  Hawaiian Shores satin ribbon, 3mm & 6mm Icicle sprinkles (coloured with BG13), Butterflies (MFT & PTI), Score Buddy
Our Fabulous Sponsor for this week is There She Goes - any large stamp set of $24 value - winner's choice
Such a difficult choice- lol!
Yet another fabulous incentive to get you crafting!!

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
Julee (March Muse)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Goodies to share- Flutterby's!



I have another offering from Scrapbook Boutique, I have just had a new delivery from shop and have used some of the newies in this card.  I am sure you will see more of my new goodies in the next few weeks too!
If you want a run down of the measuements and 'how' jump over to Scrapbook boutique blog for all the details. 



The Recipe:
Stamps:Hero Arts Clear- Essential Messages, Antique Engravings
Paper: Pink Paislee- Queen Bee
Copics:  Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08, C1 
Accessories: SEW easy with the Zig Zag head,  Die-namics Jumbo Scallop boarder,, Nestabilities Labels 10,  rhinestones (coloured with Y08 copic), buttons, G├╝termannThread 106

Friday, March 18, 2011

Say it with....A Tag and Wee Memories

Happy Friday to you all, this week at AnnaBelle's we are Saying it with... A Tag!
What an amazing week we are having (busy busy!!), with the new releases, our little Bee becoming a front cover boy and also sponsoring Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge #47- this ol' body can't take much more fun-lol!!
Hope you can play along with both challenges too!


 

My offering.....

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Only Orange, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery
CardstockXpress it Blending cardstock, Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery
 Paper: A Muse Gingham
Copics: Colourless Blender, C00, C1, C3, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR09, Y0000, Y00, Y02, Y06, YG0000, YG00, YG21, YG23, YG25
Accessories:  Dimensional Magic, stickles crystal, Tangerine 7mm stitched ribbon, buttons, Tag Sale #2 die (PTI)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

CASE Study #31

 It's time for another CASE study!
We have another gorgeous number from the supremely talented Julee Tilman from Poetic Aristry, our Muse for the month of March .

You can see all the details of Julee's beautiful card here
I was inspired by the Blue, Green and the boats 
What inspires you?


The colours IRL are so much brighter, not sure why they don't show up as bright in photos- I even played around with the colours in Photoshop-doh!!!



The Recipe:
Cardstock:  Green Galore, SS white (PTI), Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Sherbert DS paper (SU)
Ink:  Versafine- Onyx Black
 Stamps: So Happy For You (SU), Bitty Baby Blessings(PTI)
Accessories:  Banner Die (PTI), Limitless Layers Dies (PTI), Rick Rack die (PTI), Matstack 3 die (PTI), Buttons (PTI)

Our Fabulous Sponsor for this week is Verve,  Julee is generously providing one lucky winner with a Blue Skies stamp set, a Sweet Scallop Tag stamp, and a coordinating Sweet Scallop Die!





What an incentive to get you crafting!!

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
Julee (March Muse)