Sunday, 15 August 2010

AnnaBelle Stamps - August Preview - Thoughtful Stems


Time to preview the new sets from AnnaBelle Stamps and during the next few days we will be showing you three new sets.  The deal this month will be 'Purchase all three new sets and receive a Petals Kit (your choice of colour)"  This offer will run from the last preview day - 19th August through to Sunday 22nd August.

Today Andrea's design team have some projects using 'Thoughtful Stems'. 
Andrea is giving away one copy of this set during our previews - Details below.

At first glance you would pick this set for all the Sympathy cards you might need to make, but my first card was made to send love!  A CAS style card using one of the images from the set along with two of the sentiment words. The ribbons are from AnnaBelle too...... The   lime with a tuftan flower is a favourite of mine.  I coloured six small ABS pearls with a Copic marker to match my card to complete this card.

I did make a Sympathy card for the second project today.  Using another of the images I've stamped in Tuxedo Black but because I wanted a softer shade I stamped first onto a scrap of paper then onto the white card.  A touch of colour on the petals to bring in the Mulberry paper edge of this card.  A Spellbinder die was used to cut and emboss the label and some AnnaBelle Pearls added to finish off.  The base card is a white hammered card and I've used a fancy border punch to cut the lace edge and added the stamped label with some foam dots.    

Would you like to win your own copy of Thoughtful Stems?  
All you need to do is visit each of the design teams blogs, listed below.
 Comment on their Thoughtful Stems post to be in the running.
One lucky comment will be randomly picked to win the set.
There are three sets previewing for August so that means three lucky winners, but you must leave a comment on each blog to be eligible. You have 2 days to add your comment.  Good Luck!

                    Sue      (that's me)


Back in a couple of days with the second fun set for August see you then........                                               

30 comments:

Betty Benton said...

This is a beautiful set, Sue and the cards you have made with it are stunning! I love the clean and simple style of each; they are so elegant!

Robyn said...

Lovely Sue (especially the CAS one Lol!) I love that edge punch you have used on the sympathy card and the gorgeous pearls. Hope your "patient" is doing ok and not demanding too many cups of tea!!

Selma said...

Lovely cards Sue. I especially like the second one.

Lyn S said...

Your cards are lovely Sue, the sympathy card is so elegant!

Melissa Cash said...

Simply beautiful cards Sue!

Andrea said...

Both are just beautiful Sue!
Andrea
x

Susan Hogan said...

Lovely cards, Sue. Particularly like the use of the mulberry paper inside the sympathy card. Will be using that idea!

Susan Hogan said...

Lovely cards Sue - love the use of the mulberry paper inside the second card, so elegant. Glad Ian is home and I am sure your nursing skills are up to it!

Kerrie said...

Both cards are just beautiful ....

Sandie C said...

Both lovely cards but I am a sucker for white on white so the second card appeals to me the best. TFS

kathy s said...

what delightful cards- I love your colours and the first one is an unusual colour combo but stunning- thanks for the inspiration

nicoleqmullen said...

I love this preview, and love the cards you made using the new stamps, so pretty!

Kylie said...

Love both of your cards Sue and can't choose a favourite, love them both lol!

I hope Ian is doing well!

Take Care,
Hugs,
Kylie X

wintam said...

I love the set - and the inspiration... hopefully we'll all have only happy occasions to use it for!

Shirley-anne said...

Love the off set decorated tag on first card but fav has to be second card as I love white on white cards and that image is devine .

Terri E. said...

Love how your cards have such different feels.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

craft-princess said...

Beautiful! Love the background papers on both!

Patti said...

These are absolutely beauti-mus GF! Really like the second one!

Sandra said...

lovely!
Sandra

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a beautiful new stamp set, Sue! Love what you have done with it. Hope Ian is improving daily.

CraftinGranny said...

Great CAS card Sue! Fantastic set of stamps.
"Hugs" Carol

Curt in Carmel said...

Beautiful cards! That stamp set is gorgeous, and I can see so much potential in that set. This is right up my alley. You did a beautiful job! Best, Curt

Auntie Em said...

They are both beautiful and elegant cards! Great inspiration.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Monique said...

Beautiful cards, I am loving this stamp set. And I am so glad you did a love card! :)

Olga said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the 2nd one.

Dawn Edwards said...

Beautiful cards. I love the soft feel of both cards.

Juls said...

these are so elegant and stylish! Love them both! Hugs Juls

redwasher1 said...

Sue, both of your cards are gorgeous!!!

Jerusha said...

Both of these are gorgeous, heart felt cards. Love them both!

Jose said...

2 lovely sympathy cards, never easy to make.