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Monday, 31 October 2011

15% off Store Wide.....be quick!



Hi Blogger's,
Have you heard?  AnnaBelle Stamps is having a Holiday Sale with 15% of storewide!!!!   Always wanted to try some AnnaBelle images and embellishments?  With 15% discounted now would be a great time to try them. 
Lets make sure Andrea is busy when she returns...tanned and relaxed! Shipping resumes 9th November......
Melbourne Cup day tomorrow......'The race that stops a nation'.....well Melbourne  for sure!  I'd better remind Walshie to get me a horse in the office sweep :))))   
Pssst.......don't forget the ABSC#043  join in for your chance to win a shopping voucher!!!!



Just before this post goes up Walshie sends me an email to say I have the following 9 horses in the office sweep..............how funny!!! Watch this space..... I couldn't win an argument!!!!



Juke Box Jury.  (fancy this one)
Manighar.
Precedence.
Modun.
Hawk Island.
Red Careaux.
Dunaden.
Lucas Cranach.
Shamrocker.

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The Roses Challenge - Fall


Hello Bloggers,

This month's Roses challenge was Patti's choice (the other Patti Sue) and she asked for an Autumn card or as you Americans would say 'Fall'.   Guess what it's been an amazing week end here in Sydney, the storms they predicted didn't materialize and we enjoyed beautiful sunshine.  A bit hard to concentrate on Autumn colours, so if my card is a bit lame......that's my excuse :)


I've used one of Marianne's beautiful cut designables folders to hold my featured sentiment with its flower and leaves.  Sponging with tea dye distress inks to calm down the bright white card!
KaiserCraft 6 x 6 paper pad Peachy Keen Collection and  Basic Grey's  - Origins 6 x 6 paper pad supplied the dsp today.  I used H.C. Posy Patch flower die and left the petals quite flat, for a change! For the centre of the flower I used one of KaiserCrafts Sparklets.......yum!
The sentiment is from a GKD set called A Year of Leaves......talk about mixing things up.....did I leave anyone out today :)

I hope you'll go take a look at the rest of our Bouquet's cards you'll find the links under Roses at the top of my page.

Thanks for your visit today. x
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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Scrapbook Boutique - Poinsettia Spray

Hello Blogger's,

I'm sharing a card made for Scrapbook Boutique, if you came here from Evelyn's blog you'll have seen it featured today.  Have you joined the Photo Inspirational Challenge this month? You still have time to play along.  Click the above link of see the photo in my side bar.

Today's card uses one of  Heartfelt Creations Christmas ornament sets with a layered Poinsettia.
SBB carry these amazing stamps with matching dies here in Australia.  Spellbinders new 2011  Heirloom Ornaments are the perfect way to show of the set too.

The regular visitors to my blog would know I like to use digital papers on cards from time to time. It's great to have a small selection on your computer ready to print out.  A while back I saw that Crafty Secrets had a CD with lots of beautiful dsp as well as antique images, templates and much more.  
I was thrilled when I saw that Scrapbook Boutique stocked the CD as well as so many of the beautiful stamps.  The dsp on this card is from the CD called Creating with Vintage Patterns.






Product List

Stamps:          Heartfelt Creations: Poinsettia Spray and Petite Poinsettia.

Paper:             Crafty Secrets: Creating with Vintage Patterns, Smooth White Card.
Sea Mist Card.

Ink:                 Memento tuxedo black, Ranger Distress Ink: tattered rose. VersaMark .


Method:
I used Zip Dry glue unless stated to adhere this card.

1.     Print Framed Flowers and Dots Mini dsp from the Crafty Secrets CD to smooth white card.  From the framed flowers dsp  cut a 4.25 x 4.75" length
2.     Trim smooth white card to 4.25 x 5.5 and adhere the framed flowers dsp from the bottom towards the top (so that white card shows through the die cuts).
3.     Trim Sea Mist card to make a 4.25 x 5.5 inch top fold card.
4.     Open up the card and  using the Edgeabilities Classic Ric Rac edge only and Insert 1, die cut and emboss the top 1inch of card front.
5.     Trim around the scallops on dots mini dsp and adhere to card front. Matt a layer of dots mini dsp to smooth white card that has been sponged with tattered rose distress ink . Adhere to card front over the scallops.
6.     Adhere this completed section under the die cut Sea Mist card.
7.     Stamp the Poinsettia Spray in tuxedo black ink and cut using matching Heirloom Ornaments die. Sponge the edges with tattered rose distress inks.  Colour with Copic markers.
8.     Stamp the ornament top a second time in VersaMark and emboss with gold e.p.  Cut out and adhere over ornament. Tie a bow in cotton twine and adhere using dries clear adhesive.
9.     Stamp the two smallest Poinsettias from Petite Poinsettia. Using the matching dies cut and emboss. Colour these with Copic markers.
10. Assemble the Poinsettia using dries clear adhesive. The top layer has a small piece of adhesive foam to pop it up.  Add some Gold stickles for the centre and to embellish.
11. Add the completed ornament to the card front using an adhesive foam tab.

Thanks so much for dropping by, till next time............

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Friday, 28 October 2011

AnnaBelle Sketch Challenge #043




Hello all,

I hope the sun's shining in your corner of the globe.......Sydney is all over the place weather wise at the moment.....not sure what's going on... 30 degrees one day, cold and wet the next......no wonder people get sick .....right!

Friday means a new challenge here at AnnaBelle Stamps and it's so good to see you all playing along. Andrea has another great sketch for us this week.

Here's my card, I've gone with some clear card stock for the base which meant I had to cover the same area inside...........what do you think?



Sorry about the picture! My normal lens is in for repair so had to use the telephoto zoom lens!!!

Here's what the card looks like from the back!


The DSP is KaiserCraft  'Tis The Season' with the music score from BBD #6 stamped over it. I've embossed some ABS Kraft with the Swiss dots e.f. and lightly sponged with SU poppy parade.

Check out the girls cards......links are under the DT Tab at the top of my page.  Thanks for calling past...have a great week end!




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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.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Heartfelt Creations

Hi Blogger's,

It's a sad kinda day today........last post for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team! What an interesting 6 months it's been, working with so many  talented crafters and these incredible stamps and dies.  I do think it will be fun seeing what the 'new' team will add to the mix though.......more layer's, embellishments new techniques...... what fun!  Good luck to all the new girls.

OK well I think I limped to the finish line this month.....with sickness etc. I have just one card to share using the Classic Christmas Collection. As always you can see all the designers cards at the Heartfelt Creations Blog or if you'd like to visit with each of the designers you'll find the links under the DT tab at the top of my page.


5 x 5 inch side fold card.

H.C. Products:          HCPC 3431 Nativity Scene PreCut Set
                                    Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fleur De Lis Accents
                                    Spellbinders Classic Small Oval Die.
                                    Viva Inka Gold

Other Products:        
CASON white card, RomanPrint white card. LSS gold card. AnnaBelle Memento tuxedo Black Ink. VersaMark. Rich Gold e.p. Spellbinder Fleur De Lis die Borderabilities. Cuttlebug Swiss dots e.f. Cuttlebug.
Hug Snug white seam binding.  Paper Mill adhesive foam dots. Zip Dry glue and Art Glitter dries clear adhesive.
                       
Instructions:
1.     Trim score and fold CASON white card to make a 5” square side fold card.
2.     Trim gold card to 4” square and crosscut. Adhere to card base.
3.     Trim RomanPrint white card to 4.5” square and emboss using the Swiss dots e.f. Wrap white seam binding around the embossed white card and finish with a bow to the left. Add to base card with Zip Dry glue.
4.     Using the Borderabilities Fleur De Lis die cut and emboss one shape from white card. Whilst still in the die rub over Inka Gold.  Using foam adhesive dots pop this up on point to the card front.
5.     Stamp the sentiment from HCPC 3431 to white card using Memento tuxedo black ink.
6.     Mask the image from the same set to stamp the star only in VersaMark and emboss with rich gold e.p. above the sentiment.
7.     Using an oval die cut and emboss the sentiment. Add to the card front using adhesive foam dots.



That's it, thanks so much for taking the time to call past and for all those who left me comments on my H.C. cards...... Thank you!!!

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Friday, 21 October 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps - Say It In.......




Hi,  we're looking forward to seeing all your projects made with this colour scheme  if you're playing the AnnaBelle Stamps challenge this week.  Please read the challenge rules below to make sure your project can be included.
Make sure to check the girls cards today. Links, including our guest designer are under the DT tab at the top of my page.

I have a little card to share today......my pink is not hot pink.... so sorry about that!


I've used this weeks blog hop set Gifted Swirls and paper pieced a tub from Dotted Flowers to stand the tree in!  Following Marion's lead I coloured the loops on the tree with Prisma's and OMS and really like how this looks. Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval dies were used and for some bling more of ABS Star Gems.  This little card fits a 5" square envelope nicely.

Hope you can play along this week. Thanks for your visit.......have a great week end.




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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 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!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Heartfelt Creations - Wednesday


Hello,

Two more Christmas cards to share today featuring images from the Classic Christmas Collection.
You can see all the design teams cards on the Heartfelt Creations Blog or by visiting each of the girls. Links are available under the DT tab at the top of my page.

My first card is a Vintage Style Christmas card all red and green with the very popular addition of sheet music.


6” Square side fold card

H.C. Products:      HCPC 3432 Magnificent Spruce Trees PreCut Set. 
                                Spellbinder Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettia die. 
                                Edgeabilities Classic Scallop die.  Grand Calibur.

Other Products:         CASON ivory card, AnnaBelle smooth white card. American Craft card in green and red. DSP (? Basic Grey) Sheet Music: found on PINTEREST.  Rangers tea die and peeled paint distress inks.  AnnaBelle: red hemp. Cotton lace, Kaisercraft pearls. Scotch foam layering tape. Zip Dry glue and Art Glitter dries clear adhesive.  ScorPal. Sewing Machine.
           
    

Instructions:
1.     Trim, score and fold ivory card to make a 6” side fold card. Sponge edges with tea die ink.
2.     Print sheet music to smooth white card and trim.  Stamp the large Spruce from 3432 direct to the sheet music using peeled paint distress ink. Layer to pale green A.C.C. and machine straight stitch around all four sides.
3.     Die cut and emboss a complete poinsettia from red card. Whilst still in the dies ink the centres with tea die distress inks.
4.     Die cut and emboss two leaves from dark green card.
5.     Using Scotch foam adhesive and dries clear assemble the four-layer poinsettia adding three tiny pearls to the centre.
6.     To a layer of pale green A.C.C. adhere the Basic Grey dsp.
7.     Die cut the edge only scallop shape, placing it 1-1/4” up from the edge of the card. Using dries clear adhesive, adhere the reverse of the die cut over a strip of cotton lace. Thread the red hemp through the lace and finish with a bow at the left side. Secure the cotton tape at the back of this layer.
8.     Adhere the stamped sheet music to the card front adding the layered poinsettia over the two die cut leaves in the top right corner.
9.     Adhere completed card front to the Ivory base card using Zip Dry glue.



My second card this week uses one of the ornament stamps embossed in rich gold against a deep burgundy.  


6 inch square card.

H C Products: HCPC 3429 Wisemen Ornament PreCut Set
                        Spellbinder 2011 Heirloom Ornaments die
                        Spellbinder Shapeabilities Ironwork Motifs die
                  Grand Calibur.

Other Products:
                        CASON ivory card, American Craft Card: Pomegranate .  LSS gold card. All My Memories dsp.  VersaMark ink, AnnaBelle rich gold e.p. Burgundy ribbon. KaiserCraft sparklets. Zip Dry Glue, Dries Clear adhesive and Paper Mill foam dots.

Instructions:
1.     Trim, score and fold CASON ivory card to make a 6” side fold card
2.     Add a layer of dsp to Pomegranate card.
3.     From Gold card, die cut two star shape motifs using the Ironworks Motifs die set. Trim them in half and arrange to front of card.
4.     Wrap burgundy ribbon around left side of card, securing at the back.
5.     Stamp the ornament from 3429 with VersaMark and emboss with rich gold e.p. Using the matching Spellbinder die cut the embossed image.
6.     Using the same size die and the largest one, die cut an ornament frame from Pomegranate card. Adhere the stamped image to the card front followed by the frame. Add two sparklets.
7.     Stamp the sentiment to CASON card and cut with a small ornament die. Cut another shape the same size from Pomegranate card, trim it in half and adhere to the back of the sentiment. Pop up the completed sentiment to the corner of the card.
8.     Tie a bow in more burgundy ribbon and adhere to the card front with a foam dot and Dries Clear adhesive.
9.     Adhere completed card front to base card with Zip Dry.



I have one more post for Heartfelt Creations before I step down to make way for what's looking like some incredible new talent..........Good luck to all the girls who made the semi finals.  H.C. would be very fortunate to have any one of you designing with their stamps and dies.  

I'll still be posting H.C. projects for Scrapbook Boutique here in Australia who offer the stamps and dies as part of their on-line collection......Go take a look Evelyn has an amazing range of  scrumptious goodies................

Friday is AnnaBelle Stamps challenge day.......see you then.........
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