Friday 4 March 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps - Say It With Love

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Hello Bloggers,

The first of our AnnaBelle Stamps themed challenges for March is to 'Say It With Love', hope you're planning on joining us.  I have a couple of little projects to share with you this week.

When I was thinking about this weeks theme I started thinking about SENTIMENTS.  I always jot down great sentiments or verses when I see them.  I'm a great one for Notebooks (incase you didn't know this!) I have lots for all kinds of things, recipes, colour schemes, household measurements, you name it.  Trouble is when I find a sentiment I jot it down in the nearest notebook or on a slip of paper.  You know what's coming, right?  I decided I needed a small notebook that can sit on my desk so all those sentiments can be in one place.............and here it is.

This is a little hard cover 3.25 inch square sweet and just right for a sentiment a page!
My DT friend Sue K posted a beautiful card for our Say It In Yellow challenge where she stamped this Background By Design #3 border with mitred corners, I thought it looked great so did the same for the cover here ** Hope you don't mind Sue**.

The centre circle is from the popular Sentimental Bluebells set and I added a few appropriate AnnaBelle sentiments within the circle. For some added bling I used  Sprinkles from the mixed Gypsy set.

This little book takes up very little space on my desk but is so handy to grab I love it!!!

So that was one take on Say It With's a little  4 x 4 inch card:

This card features one of the Owls from 'Hooo Loves Christmas'..........too cute to only use at Christmas don't you think?  He's stamped in Memento London Fog onto some hammered white card and coloured *carefully* with Copic markers then cut with a Spellbinder heart shaped die.  You might just notice I've sponged the edges  and the stars are coloured with a glitter pen.

The dp is from Basic Grey Lemonade and it sits over some  bright yellow American Craft card.
AnnaBelle's Red Heart Sprinkles added to the top right corner and across the bottom I've added some  flowered ribbon in orange and red.

I was playing with some of the new AnnaBelle Hemp in Red and Yellow and made these flowers with the button centres to complete this little Say It With Love card.
Before I go......
Did you notice the AnnaBelle March Madness Sale, hope you can take advantage of this ....  lots of the pieces I've used in these projects are in the sale so be quick if you want to grab a bargain!

Go check in with the DT girls (Links in the left side bar).......I know they'll have some fabulous projects to share with you and we'd love you to join in with our March's no fun without you!!!
Our guest designer Lyn joins us again this week to please pay her a visit.

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 AnnnaBelle 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!


Patti J said...

So cute, Sue! Those hemp flowers are pure genius! Way to go! Thanks for sharing - these are both adorable.

Kerrie said...

Oh I love this little note book... would look good on my desk!

Ida said...

What a great box to put those "notes" in. I must say though that Owl steals the show here for me. Totally adorable card.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Sue....I just love how you used the background stamp. Oh that is fabulous. Great makeover of that notebook. I love that sweet owl and the twine flowers. Love those.

Joan said...

Very nice designs with lots of ideas for inspiration. Thanks

Kerry Steger said...

Wow, wow, wow! I love both these projects! The box is so classic and stylish and I love the owl card - the flowers instantly catch your eye. Just beautiful Sue!

Betty Benton said...

Great projects! Love the flowers you made!

Lyn S said...

I love your little notebook Sue, and your card is adorable! The hemp flowers are fabulous!

CraftinGranny said...

What a great way to keep your inspiration in plain sight. Adorable little book! Of course that card is a cutie too! "Hugs" Carol

Andrea said...

LOL! I have a book for sentiments as well - not as gorgeous as this one! I also have post-it-notes going sideways up my craft shelving :)
Love both of your projects, and the patience of both you girls to create the mitred corners!
Have a great weekend!

Liz Weber said...

Love the notebook idea Sue and your card is darling. Love what you did with that hemp, very creative and the buttons look great.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Such a cute little notebook! So handy! Love your card... your hemp flowers are creative genius I tell ya!

Kym Weber said...

Ohhhh, I love the little notebook for on your desk! What a fabulous idea for writing down sentiments and phrases! And it's so pretty! And your owl card is absolutely adorable! The twine flowers are very creative! Great paper and ribbon! Wonderful projects!

Sue said...

What a beautiful notebook and card Sue! what a brilliant place for your sentiments. I am glad that I was able to inspire you with the mitred corners, they give a fabulous effect, especially in this glorious colour!
I love the flowers you have made with the hemp, what a neat way to top of this LOVEly card! :)

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Gorgeous hemp flowers - stunning touch!

CraftieConnie said...

That little notebook is a grabber, and I want to grab it right off your desk, heheheeehhehe! Love your hemp daisy card too!

Angelica Turner said...

Beautiful cards, love the flowers.

Kylie said...

What an adorable card, Sue! LOVE the way how your created your flowers, I always leave your blog feeling all inspired, LOVE your work and your little note book is so cute, I have Post-It-Notes everywhere but no anymore roflol!

Take care,
Kylie X