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Friday, May 27, 2011

A little La La

I have another creation for you made with some newies from Scrapbook Boutique. I
f you want some more details on this number jump over to Scrapbook boutique blog for all the details. 
This card is made using the Diamond fold tutorial found here, I saw a beautiful card made using this technique at the La La Land Blog.
I have also finally dragged out the Copic Opaque white that has been staring at me from the shelf!  now that I have started using it (very easy to use! ), I think it may be a little difficult to put down-lol!

I have used the new Cheery Lyn Designs French Pastry Doily die, this has got to be another favourite!!  Evelyn has all 7 dies in the store (definately something for everyone's style), some are out of stock but be sure to click on the envelope to be notified of the arrival of new stock.





The Recipe:
Stamps: La La Land Crafts- Birthday Marci
Cardstock: Xpress-it Blending CardstockPeony
 Paper: Echo Park Little Girl- Cindy Circles
Ink: Memento-  Tuxedo Black
Copics: E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E50, E51, E53, YR12, YR16, YR18, YG23, YG25, C7, R0000,R20, R81, R83, R85, R89  Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs Doily Die- French Pastry, Pink Sew Easy floss- PrincessCopic Opaque White, MFT Die-namics Faux Crochet boarder, Rhinestones

ABSC038, It's sketch time!!

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!


We also welcome our new guest designer, Janet O'Brien who will be joining in the fun, who I am sure will have a stunner for us!!
You can check out her beautiful creations at Paper, Card and stamps

I have flipped the sketch, I just couldn't get it to work the other way-lol!!
Once again I have used the AnnaBelle's Digi Bitty Gingham paper, can't get enough of it!




The Recipe:
Cardstock: AnnaBelle's Textured- Lake (coming soon), AnnaBelle's Smooth White
Paper: AnnaBelle's Bitty Gingham- Lake
Accessories:AnnaBelle's 7mm Single Stitched Ribbon- chocolate, Twisted Paper Cord- Chocolate, Buttons -Lake (coming soon to AnnaBelle's), misc brown flower button, AnnaBelle's 5mm Silver sprinkles, Simple Circles Boarder Die (PTI)



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 Janet did this month!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

CASE study #41- This one is for all of you!

Welcome back for another week at CASE Study!
CASE study #41 brings another stunner from the very talented Sarah Martina Parker , make you you stop by and check out Sarah's blog, Designs by Sarah Martina, beautiful creations and awesome photography skills


You can see all the details of  inspirational card here
What inspires you?
I was inspired by the layout and the beautiful cream and rich warm red.

This card is dedicated to all the lovelies out there who send warm and loving wishes to support me through my recent loss, I was overwelmed by the amount of love that was sent my way, it helped me through this dark period beyond belief!
Thank you for sharing your love, your warmth and your experiences in the same {{hugs}}






The Recipe:
Cardstock:   Very Vanilla, Purely Pomegrante, Crumb Cake
Ink: White (PTI), Antique Linen, Purely Pomegrante
Stamps: Leaf Flourish (Hero Arts), Mat Stac2 Collection (PTI),   Mat Stack 1 Collection (PTI), Damask Designs (PTI),  En Francais (SU)
Accessories:Satin Ribbon (SU), Dew Drops, Crochet Trim, Mat Stack 1 die, Mat Stack 2 Die, Nestabilities Ribbon Banners,  button die (MFT), Twine (PTI)

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!

This Weeks fabulous sponsor is The Stamping Boutique, who is generously giving one lucky winner 3 Digi's of their choice!!
The design team also has magnificent creations,
Lil' Old Me
Sarah (MayMuse)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Out of the Dark and into the light........... baby steps!

I wanted to share this special card that I was making when I found out that my father had passed away, in amongst all the things that were going on I knew I just HAD to finish it, this one is for him.

He passed away suddenly aged 68, even though we knew it would happen one day, you can never prepare.

The past couple of weeks have been especially difficult, hence the lack of posting, there was nothing in the tank left for creating, unfortunately life must go on and it will get easier each day, baby steps!





In the Royal Australian Air Force

With 2 of his 6 Grandchildren- Our 2 little monkeys

The gift he left us all- FAMILY, complicated as it may be some times


Me and my little Brother, Yo


Thanks for sharing this baby step with me!


 

Say it with....... Tear Drop Pearls

Hello all, it has been a while but I am back with a card for you today!
This week at AnnaBelle's we are Saying it with....Tear Drop Pearls, we would love you to play along with us!




Remember, the Daisy delight Duet is still available on the blog hop special, a beautiful combination!
The Recipe:
Stamps: AnnaBelle's Daisy Delight, BBD 5, Acacia (sentiment)
 Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Stampers Select White, Whisper white
Paper:AnnaBelle's Bitty Gingham Digi Paper 
Ink: Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, VersaMark
Copics: V95
Accessories: White Pearl Drops, Small Mix White, Opaque White EP, Air Brush and compresser, Corner Chomper, MFT Open scallop boarder

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.
- Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to this 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!

Make sure you stop by the DT girls blogs and see their stunning creations with the tear drop pearls
 



Friday, May 6, 2011

You're so Special Mum!

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 don't normally do much paper piecing but thought it was time to give it a whirl, in the end I was quite happy with the result, something different, saved the copics-lol!!





The Recipe:
Stamps: Penny Black- Party time, Hero Arts- Truly Appreciated
Cardstock: Xpress-it Blending CardstockBlush, Olive
 Paper: Echo Park-Springtime 
Ink: Memento- Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black
Copics:  C00,C1, C3, C5, C7, E00, E000, E21, R20
 Accessories: Nestabilities Blossom flower, Mega Ovals, Pink Sew Easy floss- Princess, Wedding Pearls, pale pink satin ribbon

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Another fabulous CASE study #38

Welcome back for another week at CASE Study!
Another month has started and so has a new Muse, this month we welcome the supremely talented Sarah Martina Parker to the stage, a BIG CASE study welcome Sarah!!!
make you you stop by and check out Sarah's blog, Designs by Sarah Martina, beautiful creations and awesome photography skills- I want them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



You can see all the details of  inspirational card here


What inspires you?





The Recipe:
Cardstock:   SS White (PTI), Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink
Paper:  Pebbles Princess Tiara
Ink: Rose Red
Stamps: Penny Black- Wonderful
Accessories:Paper Doily, Nesties Floral Doily Motifs, Ribbon Banners, Labels #4, button, Aqua Sew Easy floss- Misty Morn, AnnaBelle -8mm Icicle Heart Sprinkles, AnnaBelle- 3mm and 4mm icicle sprinkles
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
Sarah (MayMuse)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

AnnaBelle's All squared!

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,  All Squared.  As you will see when you visit the teams blogs, this set is oh so versatile!

An added bonus for this week only, when purchasing the All Squared set, Andrea will also send you the Squared Mother's day set as well!  This set co-ordinates perfectly with the All Squared set. 
What a perfect Mother's day pressie for yourself!




So much nicer IRL, I found it very difficult to get a good photo!!


The Recipe:
Stamps: AnnaBelle's All Squared
Cardstock: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Silver (from the local art shop)
Paper: SU black DS paper
Ink: Versa Mark, Versafine- Black Onyx
 Copics:Y0000, Y13, Y17, G02, G05, G09, G28, B000, B00, B02, B02, B04, B06, C00, C1
Accessories:AnnaBelle's Ebony Embossing Powder, , AnnaBelle's 3mm, 4mm, 6mm Icicle sprinkles Nestabilities Labels 17 and  Fleur De Lis Accents, bling buckle, satin ribbon

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 10th of May

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