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Monday, August 29, 2011

La-La Land For Kids- challenge

DD Rylee (8), has been busy making this super cute bookmark for her Dad, who is turning the BIG 40 next month!
She is entering into the La-La Land Kids 'Happy Birthday' challenge, a new challenge blog just for the little ones!  Some great tutorials and post all done by the Kids DT.  I must say that our girls were stoked when they heard about the La-La Land Kids blog

Rylee has used Luka with Truck
Twinery twine (plaited), Copics, SU DS paper, Star and circle Nesties, corner Chomper


Friday, August 26, 2011

ABSC#041- the BIG 40!!

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!

I have teamed the ABSC#041 up with the Colour Q #99, a beautiful blend of 'Happy' colours


I made this card for my little brother, who would have turned the BIG 40 today . 
Although he is not here to share it with us, we will be celebrating on his behalf with a family dinner tomorrow night, I know that he will be with us in spirit, as he is each and every day!

This is my favourite picture of Ross and I, so happy and filled with mischief !!
I am about 3 in this photo and Ross is about 1!


This is my card just for him, 'Happy Birthday' Ross!!

 




 
The Recipe:
CardstockXpress it Blending cardstock, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine- Onyx Black, Pumpkin Pie
Copics:  C00, C1, Y11, Y15, Y17, YR12, YR14, YR15, YR16, YG93, YG95, YG97, B32, B34, B37 colourless blender
Accessories:AnnaBelle's Chocolate Twisted paper cord,  AnnaBelle's 6mm Pineapple Sprinkles, Cuttlebug Argyle EF, dimensional magic, Nestabilities gircles
sprinkles, Nesties Circles.


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, August 25, 2011

CASE study #54- A loving Farewell!

Welcome back for a fabulous fun filled week of CASE study!
Once again we are changing it around for another twist on our usual style
Continuing on with our August Birthday celebrations. 
This week we are showing you our signature style, nothing to CASE just what ever we want, oh such fun!!
Of course you can expect some colouring from me, something that I love to do, just sitting child-fee with my markers is a delight!!

On another note, this is my last week with the CASE study challenge DT-sniff sniff!
Definately not an easy or quick decision to make.
I have had so much fun with the superbly talented Iwona, the DT girls, all the Muses and of course all of you the players! 
Throughout my year long CASE study journey, I have been excited, elated, totally in awe, stretched at times beyond belief (in a good way!), surprised at what I can do when stretched and frequently felt like a little fish swimming around with the big fishies-lol!!
 I have certainly grown from this Magical journey, making some fabulous friendships.   This is not a final goodbye, because I will be stalking the team and keeping a close eye on CASE study, planning to participate here and there.

Without further ado, here is my card for this week.......one for Iwona and the Dynamic team
Thank you for all your friendship and support over the past year, it has been a blast!






The Recipe:
Stamps: La La Land  Sweet Heart Marci, Hero Arts Clear- Everyday Sayings
Cardstock:Xpress it Blending Cardstock, SSW, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy
Paper:PTI Distressed Dots- Pure Poppy
 Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine- Onyx Black
 Copics:  R01, R02, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, C00, C1, E000, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E50, E51, E53
Accessories:, The Twinery Twine,AnnaBelle's 3mm Icicle sprinkles, AnnaBelle's 6mm Icicle hearts, Nestabilities Circles, Lacy Circles and Labels #19, PTI Banner Dies, Dimensional magic, clear spica pen
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!
I can't wait to see what the other girls have whipped up, I am sure they will all be AWESOME, check out their links below.......
Lil' Old Me

Monday, August 22, 2011

Girly Communion

A quickie post for you today!
Finally, I have finished the other communion card, this one for a little girl.  again I have used the image from Karen's Doodles.


The Recipe:
Digi Image: Karen's Doodles- Holy Communion Girl 1
Paper: From the stash
Cardstock: X press it Blending Cardstock , Lavender Lace
Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black,
Copics: , E000, E00, E11, E31, E33E50, E51, E53, R01, C00, V000, BV0000, BV00, BV02
Accessories: Air brush and compressor, AnnaBelle's
3mm and 4mm Icicle sprinkles, Shapeabilities Grommet Tags , Floral Doily Motifs and floral doily accents,  6mm and 12mm satin ribbon, MFT Die namics flower trio




Friday, August 19, 2011

Say it with..........

Welcome to another Friday at AnnaBelle's and this means it's time for another AnnaBelle's challenge
If you want to play along too, check out all the details at the end of this post, and give it a whirl!

I have used one of the gorgeous images from the new release,  Squared Posies, which is also our blog hop prize!  If you haven't had a chance to play along with the hop,  you still have time!!
If you don't manage to win this set, it is 20% off at the moment, get it while you can!



The Recipe:
Stamps: AnnaBelle's Squared Posies, BBD1, All Squared, BBD5
Cardstock: SSW, Xpress it blending cardstock, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Ink: Memento- Tuxedo black, Memento- Rich Cocoa, Early Espresso, Distress ink- Antique Linen, Tangerine Tango, Early EspressoCopics: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, Y13, Y15, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR07, YR09

Accessories:AnnaBelle's Dark Brown Hemp twine , Corner Chomper

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 ☺

Make sure you stop in and check out the  creations the rest of the team whipped up!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

CASE study #53

Welcome back for a fabulous fun filled week of CASE study!
Once again we are changing it around for another twist on our usual style
Continuing on with our August Birthday celebrations, the team ( once again complete, awesome to have Jean back again, have missed her gorgeous creations!!)  have little something different to feast your eyes upon!! 
This week we are CASing , our illustrious leader.... Iwona!
What a challenge it has been to narrow it down to just one, I have lots saved on my computer and this was the one I selected to put my own spin on......






The Recipe:
Stamps: PTI Butterfly Dreams, Mat Stack 1 collection
Cardstock:Xpress it Blending Cardstock, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
Paper:Pebbles- Happy go Lucky- Spendid and Glad
 Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
 Copics:  R11, R14, R17, R29, YR07, YR09
Accessories:Mat Stack 1 and butterfly Dies, The Twinery Twine, ZVA rhinestone flourish, rhinestones, MFT Die-namics Faux Crochet boarder die

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 rest of the team have some awesome inspiration from the Iwona to share with you too!

Lil' Old Me

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

CSAYL- inspiration photo

By playing along with the challenges at CSAYL I am slowly starting to build up my christmas card stash!  I am hoping, this year will be the year there will be no mad December stamping- fingers crossed!
This weeks challenge is to create a christmas card based on the inspiration picture below... YUMMO!!

I have teamed it up with Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #24 sketch



The Recipe:
Stamps: CC designs -Santa Birgitta
Cardstock: Rose Red, Xpress it blending cardstock
Paper: Echo Park Little Girl and Springtime
Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black
Copics: Y00, Y02, Y11, Y13, Y15Y21, Y32, Y35,E50, E51, E53, RV0000, RV00, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV25, R39
Accessories: AnnaBelles Icicle sprinkles, Nestabilites ovals and Labels 19, glitter, MFT die-namics snowflakes, dimensional magic, clear spica pen

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hoppin' along with Squared Posies!

Happy Terrific Tuesday to all!
If you have come here from Kylie's blog you are on the right track, then head along to Stephanie's.
Great to have you join us at AnnaBelle Stamps for another Blog Hop,




If you didn't see the wonderful news about our upcoming birthday celebrations you can check out all the details and the gorgeous birthday blinkie here, there will be lots of fun (what is a birthday without fun!!) and of course gifts, but not for us, they will be for you!




The Recipe:
Stamps:  Squared Posies
Cardstock: Xpress it Blending Cardstock, Basid Gray, Basic black
Paper: AnnaBelles Bitty Gingham- Lagoon
 Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine- Onyx Black
Copics: BG11, C00, C1, C3, C5
Accessories:AnnaBelle's  White 16mm Satin Ribbon, AnnaBelle Sprinkles- 6mm Waterfall and 4mm Icicle, Clear Spica Pen, AnnaBelle's Lake Button Mix, PTI Eylet lace boarder, Black stickles

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 :

To keep our hop as fun and simple as possible, click through each of the DT blogs to see what they've created using this set. You can comment if you like, and leave your name using the Inlinkz on any of the DT blogs, or here on the ABS blog. You don't have to comment on all of our blogs, just remember to add your name for your chance to win the Blog Hop prize!

Along with each of our blog hops we will announce a special deal :)
The special deal for this hop, is a 20% discount on the square posies set, so if you like the vesatility of this set grab it now and enjoy a discount!!

- The prize for this weeks blog hop will be the set Squared Posies


The team wil have some fabulous creations to showcase the Blog Hop set- Squared Posies!
Checkout the links in the sidebar or just keep hopping along!



Monday, August 15, 2011

AnnaBelle's is turning 2 & we are celebrating!!



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As a thank you to those who add this blinkie to their blog we have a little something for you :) Simply follow the instructions below and you could be the randomly selected winner of 2 6 x 4 sets of your choice!!

- Copy and paste the above code and add it to your sidebar.

- Include the blinkie in a post with a link back to the ABS blog letting everyone know about our Birthday Celebrations, and where they can pick up their very own blinkie.

- Add the link to your post in the Inlinkz box below or on the ABS blog.

- On the 7th September we will select a random winner just before our party begins!

Now how will we be celebrating??

Come Join the Party!!

It's time to party because we are turning two!
We have a week of celebrations planned and you won't want to miss a day!

8th September - Challenge hosted by Sue W & Kylie
Join Sue and Kylie on their blogs for a fun challenge!

10th September - Challenge hosted by Sue K & Stephanie
Join Sue and Stephanie on their blogs for another fun challenge!

12th September - Challenge hosted by Patti & Marion
Join Patti and Marion on their blogs for the last fun challenge!

All challenges will finish on the 14th September at 12.00pm AEST, so if you miss the first one you can still catch up!

Enter any of the challenges for a chance to win 1 6 x 4 set of your choice and 3 packs 6mm Sprinkles! Winners will be announced on the 14th September on each of the DT blogs.

To be eligible to win the major prize you must :

- Join in ALL three challenges

- Add your name to the inlinkz code specially designated on the ABS blog.

The Prize!

The entire August release AND 6 packs of 6mm Sprinkles, value $142.20 (RRP)!

The major prize winner will be announced on our birthday - 15th September!!!
 So be sure to check back in :)

We would also love for you to follow the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog or follow us on Facebook! Every connection helps us to let others know about our stamps and other products, and we would appreciate your support :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Say it in.......

Welcome to another Friday at AnnaBelle's and this means it's time for another AnnaBelle's challenge
If you want to play along too, check out all the details at the end of this post, and give it a whirl!


I have used one of the gorgeous images from the new release,  Whimsy Flower's set , lots of gorgeous images with so many possibilities!


I stamped the main image twice, trimmed the boarder so I could add my own, on the second image I coloured and cut out 2 additional leaves and added them to the first coloured image to the bottom left.





The Recipe:
Stamps: AnnaBelle'sWhimsy flowers
Cardstock: SSW, Xpress it blending cardstock, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo
Paper: SU DS Tangerine Tango
Ink: Memento- Tuxedo black, Versafine- Onyx black
Copics: R35, R37, R39, C00, C1, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR24, YR61, YR65, YR68
Accessories:AnnaBelle's 7mm single stitched Tangerine Ribbon, AnnaBelle's 6mm Raspberry sprinkles, MFT Die-namics Double Scallop boarder, Corner Chomper, Nesties Petite scallop circles

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 ☺

Make sure you stop in and check out the  creations the rest of the team whipped up!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

CASE study #52, a bit of a twist

Welcome back for a fabulous fun filled week of CASE study!
Again we are changing it around for another twist on our usual style- more on that later in the post!
What a week it was last week, I am astounded by the enthusiasm, but that is what Birthday's are all about!
Thank you for taking the time to hop along with us and make is an extravaganza!
It was wonderful to see the fabulous entries and to revisit all the cards you CASEd- YOU ROCK!!

Now, on to the randomly drawn winner of my blog candy, the winner is #89, Mary that is you!!
Please email me your details to boney2@optusnet.com.au, so I can send you your CANDy!


Continuing on with our August Birthday celebrations, the team have little something different to feast your eyes upon!! 
This week we are CASing you, the players, our birthday tribute to you- woohoo!!
My inspiration for this week comes from the surpremely talented, CAS queen,
Therese Calvird from Lost in Paper!

 

I have selected stunners form way back at CASE study #15,  saved and ogled since then-lol!  
I loved them so much I went and bought the stamp, but alas it stayed uninked until now (I know this would never happen to any of you-lol!!), finally I got the gentle nudge I needed to blow the dust off ! 
I went to work, wanting pay tribute to Therese's creativity, trying hard to capture the elegance of her designs.  I really wanted to copy them but resisted,  and came up with this





A BIG thank you to Therese for being such an inspiration!
It was a bit of a challenge but so much fun!

The Recipe:
Stamps: Hero Arts Clings- Poppy Background, Hero Arts Clear- Delicate Blooms, PTI Signature Greetings
Cardstock:Xpress it Blending Cardstock, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink
Paper: SU hostess pack- Regal Rose
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine- Onyx Black
 Copics:  R0000, R81, R83, R85, R89, YG21, YG23, YG25
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Grand Nesties- Labels 1, Cheery Lynn Exotic butterfly mini's, Rhinestones, , Mini Rhinestones

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 rest of the team have some awesome inspiration from the players to share with you too!

Jean (Taking a break)
Lil' Old Me