Thursday, 8 September 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps Birthday Challenge # 1



AnnaBelle Stamps Birthday Challenge # 1

Hello........

It's time to start the celebrations and I'm so pleased you're here to join in......

First of all, congratulations to our Blinkie winner Amy.  Have fun with your new stamps and hopefully you'll share your creations with us in our weekly challenges :).

Kylie and I host today's challenge for AnnaBelle Stamps 2nd Birthday Celebrations. We hope you'll join in as we get to pick the project to win today's prize........hope it's you!!!

We're issuing a 1,2,3, challenge:-
1. One New Stamp    (Any new Stamp but if you have ABS use your latest purchase :))
2. Die Cuts/Punch Shapes
3. Bling

You have until 12pm Aust. EST September 14th to link your entries on either of our blogs (see the linky thingie at the bottom of this post) and the prize..... 1 x 6 x 4 ABS set of your choice and 3 packs of 6mm Sprinkles.   Don't forget if you enter this and the next two challenges (total 3) you'll be in the running for the amazing major prize..........The complete August release and 6 packs of 6mm Sprinkles.  Check the ABS Blog for all the details.

Here's what I came up with using the August release set Whimsy Flowers:



Using the circular image which I haven't inked until now.  My card base is SU Sahara sand and I've layered some Kaisercraft dsp (Blae & Ivy 6.5" Pad) over some punched American Craft card. Then I die cut a window using Spellbinders Labels 9, enabling me to stamp a sentiment to the card base in SU not quite navy.  3 tiny blueberry Sprinkles within the frame for my bling. Some lime hemp cord wrapped and finished in a bow before this layer is popped up on foam dots.  The circular image was stamped twice on SS card a Spellbinder circle die cut  one image and I hand cut the inner flower shape of the second image to sit over the main flower. The centre of the flower is a punched circle, stamped with one of the accent stamps from the set. I snipped around the edge of the circle and added one more Sprinkle for the centre :) before popping it up with a foam dot to complete the flower.  The stamped circle is adhered to the card base with foam tape.


I couldn't resist making a little gift box to match this card.......it's a little cutie I cut using my P I.  I'm afraid it's been ages since I've had time to play with my die cutting machine and it's such fun!  I plan to rectify that though...... over the summer.

You could make a similar box by scoring and cutting ....... It measures 4" x 2-3/8" and 7/8" deep. Just right to hold three treat size chocolates. A Spellbinder heart and scalloped heart could cut the window and a scalloped border punch could give you the fancy edge on the lid!  I used the small accent stamp again over the SS card and I've added three more Sprinkles and a trimmed down flower to complete my gift box.


Well that's it for me but don't forget to go check in with Kylie I'm sure she'll have a gorgeous creation to share.  Our third and last challenge will be hosted by Patti and Marion so don't miss that on Monday 12th.

Good Luck everyone..........
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AnnaBelle Products:
InLinkz.com
Other Products:
SU Sahara Sand Card. Not Quite Navy Ink. American Craft Card dk Blue.  Kaisercraft dsp Blae & Ivy 6.5 Paper Pad. Pazzles Inspiration Creative Cutter.

18 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a great set... love your colors and your design is pure perfection!

Robyn said...

LOVE !! what you have made Sue- It surely blesses my "blue-lovers" heart!! One question though re the "new" stamp requirement for the recipe challenge. Does it have to be one of the new Annabelle ones or can it be any ? I don't have any new Annabelle ones but would like to join in the challenge if I can

Andrea said...

Just beautiful Sue! Love the colours in these, and a fantastic first challenge...thanks!!

Lorraine said...

Love the projects Sue and those papers are just gorgeous. xx

Marion said...

Great colours Sue. Loving the look of that chocolate box. What a sweet idea!

Janet O'Brien said...

wonderful sue! i love the gift box full of mars bars!!!

Sue Kohler said...

What a super start to the birthday celebration!! a fabulous gift set, nice to see the choccies peaking through- yummo!! love the big double layered flower! :)

Kerrie said...

Sweet set, lovely colour combination.

Patti J said...

OMG Sue, this is beautiful! I love when you make 'sets'!!! The colors are gorgeous, and I love the idea of the window in your card! Thanks for sharing your wonderful project!!!

Kylie said...

What a gorgeous card and Awesome box with yummy chocolates lol!
LOVE the colours and your frame window with your sentiment peeking out, you're so clever, love your work Sue!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Jennifer said...

Beautiful colours and layers! The green twine is a perfect finish!

Patrice said...

Great challenge!

Lisa Lara said...

Fun challenge Sue ...hope I can play!

Selma said...

What a pretty set. That is the cutest box for the chocolates. I love the design paper too. You always come up with fantastic projects when you use your die cutting machine.

Liz Weber said...

Fantastic card and gift box set Sue, love the pretty stamping, the gorgeous colours and the mars bars look yummy. Thanks for such great inspiration!

*Alison* said...

oh my goodness.. I just love the cutouts.. what a wonderful touch :) so beautiful.. hugs

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

what a beautiful gift set love it!!!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Entered my 2010 Halloween scrapbook layout with 1 new stamp (non-AnnaBelle, will have to ck out buying some of these), a die cut (title & pumpkin on inside of card) & bling (gem added on pumpkin leaf on inside of card).
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com