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Friday, 30 September 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps Sketch Challenge 042



Hi Blogging friends,

It's sketch challenge time at AnnaBelle Stamps, we hope you'll join in the fun again this week.
Pop over to the AnnaBelle Blog to see all the details as well as some samples from the Belles.
Better still, check the links to each of the girls blogs under the Design Team tab at the top of my page.

Today we say goodbye to Stephanie. So sad but we'll still be able to enjoy her talent by visiting her blog! Wishing you well for the future Stephanie.

For my card I flipped the sketch and added to my growing stash of Christmas Cards, see what you think......



Chocolate Chip and white card used with a strip of red/white dsp. I've coloured with Prisma pencils and OMS. Adding some glitter and dimensional magic  to two of the images from 'Santa's Star'. 6mm cherry Sprinkles  add a little bling.



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I have a second card to post today, nothing to do with the sketch challenge but it does use an AnnaBelle set......
'Walshie' and I are celebrating an Anniversary today, 32 years of wedded bliss (well most of the time anyway!) and this is my card for him.......nothing too slushy for Mr W.... he's not that kind of man :)


Do you like this image? it's from Whimsy Flowers and I've paper pieced the birdhouse....(thanks Betty)
I'm entering this card in the CAS challenge on SCS and also

Have a great week end all, it's a long week end here in Sydney hope the weather is kind! 



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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 week’s 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 week’s 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, 29 September 2011

Poinsettias - Red - Must be Christmas!


Here's the last card for this weeks Heartfelt Creations post. Stamping and colouring one panel to be added to a card base.......Change the sentiment maybe to make a number of cards that are all just slightly different......Well that's the plan!


8 x 4 inch top fold card.

HC Products:   HCPC 3418 Poinsettia Spray PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3419 Holiday Poinsettia Candle PreCut Set
                       
Other products:
                        Pre folded white 8 x 4 inch card. AnnaBelle smooth white card. SU poppy parade card and ink. Memento tuxedo black ink. Copic Markers. Atyou Spica pen red. Spellbinder Fancy Tags 2 and Petite scalloped oval dies. Martha Stewart white seam binding. AnnaBelle white pearls. Paper Mill adhesive foam dots, Zip Dry glue.

Instructions:
1.     Trim smooth white card to 3-7/8” x 7-7/8”. Stamps image across the white card in tuxedo black and colour with Copic markers, highlighting with a red Spica pen. Adding pearls to the centre of the larger posy flowers.
2.     From poppy parade, die cut the fancy tag.
3.     Stamp the sentiment from 3419 to smooth white card using poppy parade ink. Die cut and emboss using a scalloped oval die.
4.     Adhere the sentiment over the red fancy tag using foam dots.
5.     Thread the white seam binding through the fancy tag and tie in a bow to the left side.  Adhere the fancy tag to the card background with foam dots.
6.     Adhere the completed card front to the base card with Zip Dry glue.

That's it for H C this week but I'll have more to share next Wednesday. Friday is AnnaBelle Stamps challenge day hope to see you then...............
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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Heartfelt Creations Christmas Cheer


Hello, hello,

What a busy week it's been so far......the postman has been a regular visitor with some lovely new things to play with **wink**. That means I'm getting ready with new sets to share, from some of my favourite people.

It's Wednesday so if you've arrived here from the Heartfelt Creations Blog you'll know the designers have created more cards and projects to inspire you.  The girls would love you to go visit with them, you can find the links under the DT tab at the top of my page.

I have a couple of cards to share today with another tomorrow.



5 inch square card

HC Products:  HCPC 3420 Holiday Dove PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3428 Script Christmas tree PreCut Set (Sentiment)
                        HCD 715 Holiday Cheer Die

Other Products:
CASON white card.  AnnaBelle smooth white card. American Craft: ladybug weave card. DSP Kaisercraft 6.5 Paper Pad December 25th.
AnnaBelle Rich gold embossing powder. VersaMark. Prisma Pencils and OMS. Red satin ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls.
Paper Mill adhesive foam dots, Zip Dry glue and Dries Clear adhesive.

Instructions:
1.     Trim, score and fold CASON white card to make a 5-inch side fold card.
2.     Trim ladybug weave card to 4-7/8” square and layer with gold dsp.
3.     Stamp sentiment with VersaMark and emboss with rich gold e.p.
4.     Stamp2 x doves to smooth white card with VersaMark and emboss with rich gold e.p.  Cut with matching die and colour with Prisma’s and OMS.
5.     Wrap a length of ribbon to left side of card securing at the back. Tie a bow in another length and attach this to the top of the strip of ribbon.
6.     Using Zip Dry add one dove to front of card then add the second dove with foam dots overlapping the first.
7.     Stamp the smallest poinsettia twice to smooth white card using VersaMark and rich gold e.p.  Cut these out by hand, shape and layer adding a pearl to the centre.
8.     Adhere the double poinsettia to the bottom right of card.
9.     Adhere completed card front to base card.


 My second card is a fancy fold, quite small.....for those who like small cards.....I do every now and then!

Here's the inside.


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3.75” square

HC Products:  HCPC 3421 Dove of Peace PreCut Set
                        HCD 715 Christmas Cheer Die
                        Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fleur De Lis Accents

Other Products:
                        American Crafts Ladybug Weave card. AnnaBelle smooth white card. KaiserCraft 25th December 6.5x 6.5 inch Paper pad. VersaMark. AnnaBelle rich gold e.p. Spellbinders Petite Oval dies. Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder. Cuttlebug. Kaisercraft gold gems. Sullivans snowflake punches. Scraps of gold card. ScorPal.
Zip Dry glue and Dries Clear adhesive. Paper Mill adhesive foam dots.

Instructions:
1.     From ladybug weave trim shaped card, score and fold. Emboss with Swiss dots. Open out.
2.     Stamp dove to smooth white card using VersaMark and emboss with rich gold e.p. Using the matching die cut out.
3.     Trim dsp to 3.5” square and adhere to centre of open fancy shaped card.
4.     Adhere the embossed dove over the dsp.
5.     Punch two gold and two tiny white snowflakes. Adhere a tiny white snowflake over each gold one and add a gold gem to the centre. Add one snowflake to centre section.
6.     Die cut and emboss two Fleur De Lis circles, one from white card and one from Ladybug weave. Using an adhesive foam dot stack one over the other staggering slightly.
7.     Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark and emboss with rich gold e.p. Cut with an oval Spellbinder and adhere over the stacked circles.
8.     Trim three 1.5” strips from dsp and score along the length of each at .25” intervals. Fold on the score lines to create the pleated tape. (I joined each length as I worked across using Zip Dry to adhere together)
9.     Fold this around the closed card working the pleats at each side fold.
10. Trim a .5” strip of ladybug weave card. Wrap this around the card over the centre of the pleat. Adhere into position with Zip Dry.
11. Adhere the sentiment circle over the front edges of the pleated band with Dries Clear.
12. Add the second snowflake to the front sentiment circle to complete.

Click the links below to take you directly to the products in the store:


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That's it for today, hope to see you tomorrow for my third card this week for Heartfelt Creations.

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Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Roses Challenge

Hello crafting friends,

I'm so late today posting my card for the Roses Challenge!  You know we challenge each other each month and post our projects on the last Sunday of the month.  This month was Betty's Challenge, Betty loves ribbon and just wanted to see ribbon on our projects.

Here's my card using AnnaBelle Stamps and three different ribbons ......hope you like it!



The stamp set is Mother's Day Bouquet and the tulips are coloured with Prisma's and OMS.
I've popped up the front panel using adhesive foam dots.

I hope you'll take a moment to go check the girls cards, all the links are under the Roses tab at the top of my page.

Thanks for calling by this week I hope you're enjoying a restful week end.


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Friday, 23 September 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps- Say It With A Male Card

DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE ANNABELLE STAMPS BLOG HOP 
START AT THE ABS BLOG FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN 
STAMPED FOR CHRISTMAS.



This week's challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps is to Say It With a Male card. After looking through my box of cards I realised I have very few cards suitable for the men in my life.  Yes, I said men..... apart from my lovely husband I have 5 brothers and 5 nephews not to mention the brother-in-laws!  So I do need to make some don't I?

I chose a couple of AnnaBelle older sets for my card today, Tree-MEN-dous an obvious choice...with a Birthday sentiment from Sentimental Bluebells.






I've stamped a wood bark background (non ABS sorry!) to some white linen card before adding this lovely tree image and sentiment.
I've added a hand made card button by punching a .75" circle several times and adhering them one on top of the other. Punching two small holes through the centre to add some ABS natural cotton twine which I finished with a knot.  6mm Sultana Sprinkles add a little bling.

The pinstripe base card is a pre folded card from Imprint Fundamentals
Inks used on this card are SU chocolate chip and Kiwi kiss  with the wood bark stamped in VersaColor Vanilla. The image cut and backed with a Spellbinders Labels 1 die.

Check out the AnnaBelle Stamps blog for all our challenge details and cards or to visit each of the designers check the links under the DT Tab at the top of my page.

We hope to see you join in the fun again this week and look forward to some wonderful Male cards.

See you soon...............
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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 week’s 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 week’s 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, 22 September 2011

Bows,Bells and Bling.......



Back again Blogger's with my third card for Heartfelt Creations this week. You can see all the designers projects over at the HC Blog or by visiting each designers blog. The links are under the DT tab at the top of my page.

This card was cut with Spellbinders Grand Callibur and the Grand Labels Four die.
Here are the details:

6 x 4.75 inch side fold card.

HC Products:  HCPC 3422 Poinsettia Cheer Bells PreCut Set
                        HCD 715 Christmas Cheer Die
                        Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels Four die
                        Spellbinder Small Circle dies
                        Spellbinders Grand Calibur
Other Products:
                        CASON ivory base card. AnnaBelle smooth white card. ACC red and green card. DCWV red glitter card. Nellie’s multi frame scalloped circle die. Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder. Memento Tuxedo black ink. Copic markers. Sakura Stardust clear glitter pen. Kaisercraft gold gem. LSS red wired glitter ribbon. Zip Dry Glue. Dries Clear adhesive. Paper Mill adhesive foam dots.

Instructions:
1.     Using the largest Label 4 die and Ivory card die cut and emboss one complete shape. Score through the centre and fold to make the card base.
2.     From green card and the same die, cut and emboss one half of the same size shape. Carefully trim around the embossed outline.
3.     From red card and the 2nd largest label die cut one half shape. Emboss the red die cut with the Swiss dots embossing folder, before adhering to the green trimmed down shape.
4.     Wrap some of the red glittered ribbon around the straight edge of the layered shapes, securing at the back.  Tie a bow in another length of glittered ribbon and attach to the top of the card with an adhesive dot and Dries Clear.
5.     Stamp the ribboned poinsettia image and the small bell to smooth white card using tuxedo black ink. Cut the bell using the matching die. And colour with Copic markers adding highlights with the glitter pen.
6.     Colour the poinsettia with Copic markers, adding a gem to the centre and die cut using the small scalloped circle.
7.     Die cut a second scalloped circle from white card using the larger die.
8.     Cut one plain circle from the red glittered card then adhere this to the large scalloped circle with Zip Dry. Using foam dots add the coloured image over the glittered circle.
9.     Use foam dots to add the completed image to the card background adding the bell in the same way.
10. Adhere the completed card to the Ivory base card with Zip Dry glue.


That's it for this week but I have more ready for next Wednesday.....see you then for Heartfelt Creations.
Don't forget the AnnaBelle Blog Hop is still running so you've still got time to enter your name on any of the DT's blog posts from Tuesday. Friday is challenge Day for AnnaBelle Stamps so I'll be back with a project to share 12pm Aust EST.
Till then.................
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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Heartfelt Creations


Hi Blogger's

Good to see you again today.  More Heartfelt Creations cards to share this week. You can seethem all on the HC Blog as well as on each of the amazing designer's Blogs.  Links will be in the DT tab at the top of my page .
So, two more Christmas Cheer projects today with a third tomorrow.  The first card features the Script Christmas Tree:

6 inch square card.

HC Products:  HCPC3428 Script Christmas Tree PreCut Set

Other Products:        
                        CASON white base card. AnnaBelle smooth white card. Basic Grey eskimo kisses dsp. Print Blocks silver embossing powder, VersaMark. Cuttlebug spots and dots e f. EK Success diamond and lace border punch. White/silver webbed lace. The Twinery maraschino twine, Hug snug seam binding. Red button. Silver tree charm. Silver/white corner frame. Cuttlebug. Zip Dry ink. The Paper Mill foam adhesive dots.

Instructions:
Trim, score and fold CASON white card to make a 6-inch square side fold card.
1.     Stamp the script Christmas tree to smooth white card using VersaMark and emboss with silver e p. Trim to 3.5” x 4” and layer over red dsp, adding the silver/white corner frame.
2.     Trim smooth white card to 5-7/8” square and add a layer of dsp cut 1/8” smaller.
3.     From more dsp punch the diamond and lace border then punch a second layer from plain white card. Layer the dsp over the white adhere with Zip Dry glue and trim to size.
4.     Wrap the white/silver webbed lace around the diamond and lace strip securing at the back. Across the centre of this wrap the white seam binding threading the ends through a red button finish with a bow. Thread the maraschino twine through the button adding the charm and finish with a bow. Add this strip to the card front.
5.     Emboss a piece of white card 3” x 4” using the spots and dots e f and adhere to card front.
6.     Using foam adhesive dots add the silver embossed script Christmas tree over the embossed white card.
7.     Adhere the completed card front to the base card using Zip Dry glue.
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My second card features two sets, the pretty  Snowy Winter Background, with Holiday Poinsettia candle. Stacking the poinsettias makes for a charming card which I called 'Mum's Choice' ...... because mine loves candles on Christmas cards!




6-inch square side fold card.

HC Products:  HCPC 3426 Snowy Winter Background PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3419 Holiday Poinsettia Candle PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
Other Products:
CASON ivory base card. LSS red card. GKD Kraft. Versa Magic Archival cloud white chalk ink. Brilliance moonlight white ink. Memento tuxedo black ink. LSS White card. Copic Markers. Signo white pen. Scraps of Cristina Re specialty paper (for punched snowflakes). Sullivan snowflake punches. AnnaBelle gem. Double faced satin ribbon.  Dries Clear adhesive, Zip Dry glue and Paper Mill adhesive foam dots.

Instructions:
1.     Trim, score and fold ivory card to make a 6-inch side fold card.
2.     Trim red card to 1/8” smaller than base card and ink edges with Brilliance moonlight ink. Wrap white ribbon around left side of card, securing at the back.
3.      Stamp background image to Kraft card in Versa Magic cloud white. Trim to 5.25” x 5.5 inches and ink the edges. Using a white gel pen highlight dots and add corner and edge dots. Adhere to right side of red card.
4.     Punch 5 snowflakes from the specialty paper using the Sullivan punches and add to the background image using Dries Clear adhesive.
5.     Stamp the candle from HCPC 3419 and the small poinsettia from HCPC 3415 to white card using tuxedo black ink. Colour with Copic markers and cut by hand. Shape and add the small poinsettia to the main image using Dries Clear adding the gem to the centre.
6.     Pop the candle up over the background stamp with foam dots.
7.     Fold a double loop bow from the satin ribbon and add this over the ribbon strip on a foam dot.
8.     Add the completed card front to the base card with Zip Dry glue.


Thanks so much for your visit today, I'll share a Grand Calibur shaped card tomorrow....interested?

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