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Thursday, June 30, 2011

CASE study #46


Welcome back for another week at CASE Study!
This our last week of inspiration by Jill, and I know you will agree, it has been an amazing month!
A BIG CASE study thank you to Jill your her magnificent contribution for this month, the stunning inspiration cards, the brilliant, CASE of her CASE and the fabulous comments- thanks Jill- you are a STAR!!!!!

Another beatuiful card by Jill, love the bold bright colours against the black  



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

For my take today I have used Chupa's Sketchbook Saturday challenge #17 sketch

Here is my take......






The Recipe:
Stamps:AnnaBelle's Daisy Delight, SU Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Xpress it Blending, SU Pure Poppy, Daffodil delight, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Paper: SU DS Neutrals- Black
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine- Onyx Black, VersaMark
Copics: R20, R22, R27, R59, Y11, Y15, Y17, B00, B02, B04, B06
 Accessories:PTI banner die, Fiskars apron lace boarder die, buttons, Clear embossing powder



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!
Stop in and see how The Design Team has been inspired,
Lil' Old Me
 Jill (June Muse)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

You wind me up!!

I have another creation for you,  made with some goodies from Scrapbook Boutique.
 If you want some more details on this number jump over to Scrapbook boutique blog for all the details. 
Evelyn has just stocked the new Echo Park Dots and Stripes paper packs, I just love these papers, they add alot of interest to a project without being over bearing.  I initially thought this pack was for boys, but have decided that it works really well for girls too.
Both Angela and I will be working with this paper (also the Dots and stripes Candy Shoppe) for the next few weeks, keep popping into the blogs to see what we whip up!!




The Recipe:
Stamps: Recollections Clear stamps- Robots
Cardstock: Xpress-it Blending CardstockRobin's Egg Cardstock
Paper :6 x 6 Echo Park Metropolitan Collection
Ink: Memento-  Tuxedo Black, Versafine- Onyx Black, VersaMark
Copics: C9, GB11, G13, BG15, R01, R02, R05, R17, Colourless blender
 Accessories: MME Lime twist Happy Go Lucky "together" Twine , Clear embossing powder, Nestabilities Circles and Pinking circles, button, 3mm and 8mm , 1 3/8" circle punch

Friday, June 24, 2011

ABSC039

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!



We also welcome our new guest designer for July, Betty Benton 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 BeeBee Stamps!


Again I have used the AnnaBelle's Digi Bitty Gingham paper, can't get enough of it!
I have taken the gingham, run half of it through the big shot, embossed with dots then sponged the raised dots with real red ink






The Recipe:
Stamps: AnnaBelle's Holly Branch, Jewelled Tree (sentiment) 
CardstockXpress it Blending cardstock,  AnnaBelle's Smooth White, Real Red
Paper: AnnaBelle's Bitty Gingham- Chilli
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Copics: G29, YG61, YG63, YG67
Accessories:AnnaBelle's 9mm Striped Ribbon- Red, 16mm Moss Satin Ribbon,  AnnaBelle's 3mm and 4mm Cherry sprinkles, PTI Mat Stack 3 Die, Cuttlebug Embossing folder-polka dots, Bow Easy

Please check the info below as some of the details on how to play our challenges have changed!

About Our challenges


- We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
- Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Thursday 5.00pm so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge.
- Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a special little something. Our last challenge for the month will be a sketch challenge which will attract our main prize of a $15.00 gift voucher for that weeks winner.


How To Play Along :
- Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post.
- Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
- Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge. All projects submitted must be new.
- A maximum of 7 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 and embellishments, but you can play along without using them, it’s all about sharing ideas ☺



 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

CASE study #45


Welcome back for another week at CASE Study!
Seems you have all settled in very very well with our June  Muse, the ultra talented Jillian Foster from
Make sure you stop in to Jill's blog, it is a fabulous place to linger and get inspired.
Another awesome display of talent in this gorgeous number!  I just love how Jill has created the perfect sun scape, such beautiful and vibrant colours!


You can see all the details of inspirational card here
Here is my take......




The Recipe:
Stamps: PTI Butterfly Dreams, SU Just Believe
Cardstock: Xpress it Blending Cardstock,Basic Black
Paper: SU DS Basic Gray
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine- Onyx Black
Copics: R20, R22, R27, R29, R59, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7
 Accessories:Airbrush and Compressor, Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon, Bow Easy,  Scrapmatts Acid Free chipboard Picket Fences, Nestabilites circles and Labels 17, Xpress-it Mask it, Rhinestones


We have a fabulous new sponsor for you this week, our very own Julie is generously giving one lucky person a $25 gift voucher to her on-line shop Paper and Such, I am sure none of you would have any trouble finding something wonderful to add to your collection!!


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!
Stop in an see how The Design Team has been inspired,
Lil' Old Me
 Jill (June Muse)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Baby Joy Blog 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, Baby Joy set.  As you will see when you visit the teams blogs, this set is oh so fabulous, lots and lots of sentiments to cover all baby occasions!


Make sure you head over to AnnaBelle's Stamps to check out the June Sale, 10-40% off, while stocks last




 
 For this little number, I have turned and  used the sketch from Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge#16

This pram takes me for a trip down memory lane, our 1st pram was very similar, even though it was nearly 10 years ago, seems I was pushing it around just yesterday!




The Recipe:
StampsAnnaBelle's Baby Joy
Cardstock: Xpress it Blending Cardstock, Melon Mambo
Paper: AnnaBelle's Bitty Gingham- Peony and Shiraz
 Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine- Onyx Black
Copics: RV10, RV17, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, colourless blender
Accessories:   MFT Die-namics, Faux Crochet boarder, PTI Scallop boarder, Buttons, Sew Easy floss

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 14th of June
and if you've commented on the mystery DT blog then you will be the winner of the Blog hop set!!




Friday, June 17, 2011

Say it in Orange, Yellow and turquoise

Hello all, we are back again for another AnnaBelle's challenge, not sure where the last week has gone, but it has GONE!
This week at AnnaBelle's we are Saying it in..... Yellow, Orange, and Turquoise, a fabulous fun and warming colour combo!
  We would love you to play along with us too!



 

Have you checked out the AnnaBelle's Sale yet?   I have (shhhhhhhh)!!!
Everything is discounted! Some sets will be retired and some items will have new packaging! It's not Spring cleaning, just a little tidy up ready for a fresh start in July!  Check it out at AnnaBelle's Stamps
I have used the the Clean and Simple FTL 144 sketch for this week's challenge



For the background, I cut 5mm strips of Mask-it, placed them diagonally on the Tempting Turquoise cardstock (already scalloped), then stamped the BBD5 straight across and then diagonally also.
Gotta love Mask-it!!


 
The Recipe:
Stamps: AnnaBelle's Helen's Party, BBD5, Stemmed Flowers
 CardstockInk:Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango,Tempting Turquoise, Versafine-Onyx Black
 Copics:  YR07
Accessories: Clear Spica pen, AnnaBelle's 7mm single stitched Tangerine Ribbon, AnnaBelle's 3mm sprinkles- Pineapple and Pumpkin, Xpress it Mask it, PTI Eyelet lace boarder, PTI Large scallop boarder, Magnolia Doohickey's leaf die, Die-namics Framed Greeting Die,
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 Just like Janet!

Make sure you stop by the DT girls blogs and our guest Designer Janet to see their stunning creations

Thursday, June 16, 2011

CASE study #44

Welcome back for another week at CASE Study!
Seems you have all settled in very very well with our  brand spankin' new Muse, Jillian Foster from
If you haven't already stopped in to check out Jill's blog, it is a fabulous place to linger and get inspired.
Another awesome card ready to inspire you for another week



You can see all the details of inspirational card here
I was inspired by the colours, the splashed background and the layout

The colours in the flowers look so much better IRL, but unfortunately couldn't capture the true colour on camera!
For the background, I started with a piece of Xpress it blending card, started airbrushing the entire piece with BG13, then BG15 around the edge and then BG18 on the very edge.  To create the splashed effect like  in Jill's card, I poured blending solution into my hand then flicked it on the the airbrushed card.
All in all it was a pretty messy process but I am happy with the way it turned out.

The Recipe:
Stamps: PTI Delightful Dahlia, SU So Happy for You, Die namics Framed Greeting Set
Cardstock: Xpress it Blending Cardstock, Pumpkin Pie
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie, Versafine- Onyx Black
Copics: BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, Colourless Blender
 Accessories:AnnaBelle's 3mm Pumpkin Sprinkles, Die namics Framed Greeting Die, Magnolia Doohickeys Leaves, Caribbean Baker's twine, Airbrush and Compressor, Blending solution
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!
Stop in an see how The Design Team has been inspired,
Lil' Old Me
 Jill (June Muse)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Copic DS paper!

I have another creation for you made with some goodies from Scrapbook Boutique.
 If you want some more details on this number jump over to Scrapbook boutique blog for all the details. 

For this one I have ditched store bought DS paper and have made my own, and I think I am in love with the effect!!
All it takes is Xpress blending card stock, some Copic markers and a ruler!
I made this card a while ago, but had not got around to posting it, I have used Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #14 layout and the colours from CTD #144










The Recipe:
Stamps: Hero Arts Clear- Birthday Sayings, Layered Flowers and Envelope Pattern
Cardstock: Xpress-it Blending CardstockTaffy , white and Apricot Cardstock
Ink: Memento-  Tuxedo Black, Versafine- Onyx Black, VersaMark
Copics: G21, G24, YR16, RV09
Accessories: Die-namics Flower Boarder Die and Rolled Rose Die (MFT),  Rhinestone (coloured with RV09), Stickles-Crystal, Clear embossing powder, Corner Chomper