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Friday, 25 November 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps - Sketch Challenge 044


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When: Friday 25th November to Sunday 27th November
Where: Online!
I've heard so much about the American tradition of 'Black Friday' I thought AnnaBelle Stamps could join in as well!!
From today and across the weekend we have discounted Christmas Stamps, Copics, Petals, ALL Sprinkles and selected Ribbons!!
Take a look for a bargain today!



Hello all,

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends, I hope you enjoy a day spent with your family and close friends.

It's wet and miserable here in Sydney.......thank goodness for some craft space to  sit and play! Are you ready for the AnnaBelle Sketch Challenge ? Hope you can play along again this week.



Here's my card which closely follows Andrea's sketch.
 I've featured a sentiment from one of last years seasonal sets  Christmas Wish. UsingVersaColor bronze ink and stamping to the DP which is from KaiserCraft 'Tis The Season' 6x6 collection.
I also stamped the music score from BBD #6 in dessert sand above and below the 'stamped' ribbon.   



I've used ABS Kraft for my card so added an envelope to match.



Don't forget to check out the girls cards. All links, including our November guest designer Sue can be found under the DT tab at the top of my page.








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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, 23 November 2011

Scrapbook Boutique - Happiness

Hello.......I'm posting a card for Scrapbook Boutique today.  This card uses stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations. Check out the paper lace.........it's just a section of what would have to be the most luscious lace die around at the moment. I've made cards with this lace scored and fanned as here......it's just so pretty!




Using a paper crimper to add some dimension to the larger leaves adds a bit of interest too.


Don't forget the challenge running at Scrapbook Boutique ........... the winner gets to shop at the on-line store. Evelyn has new stock arriving all the time, so there's always something new to see.


Product List

Stamps:          Heartfelt Creations – Bella Rose Scroll - Sentiment

Paper:             SBB - Smooth White and Olive. DSP – My Minds Eye Lost  & Found – Market Street.

Ink:                 Memento tuxedo black. Rangers Distress Ink – tea dye.

Accessories:    Heartfelt Creations – Decorative Lace Border Die  and Posy Patch Dies.

Method:
1.     Trim, score and fold Smooth white card to make a 5” square card.
2.     Add check dsp to card front, making it 1/8” smaller.
3.     Stamp sentiment, with the aid of the stamp-a-ma-jig, in tuxedo black ink.
4.     From smooth white card die cut the Shabby Lace. For my card I cut away sections to make an open loop to one side and 1” from the other side to give me an overall width of 2.5 inches. Sponge the edges with tea dye distress ink and adhere to card front with Zip Dry glue.
5.     From Olive card die cut 3 leaves and run these through a paper crimper to add some dimension.
6.     Punch out 10 'branch # 2' leaves embossing these with the Swiss dots e.f.
7.     Die cut three sets of three layer Posy Patch flowers from DSP and emboss these with the Swiss dots e.f.
8.     Shape and assemble the posy patch flowers adding an adhesive pearl to the centre of each.
9.     Arrange the larger leaves over the shabby lace. Next add the three Posy Patch flowers and the 'branch # 2' leaves. I use Art Glitter dries clear for all these it holds really well.
10.  To complete the spray using a hole punch, punch out some circles (7 on my card). Using an embossing tool push into the centre of each to form a small cup. Add these to the arrangement as before. Add a dot to the centre of each with a clear glitter pen.



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Friday, 18 November 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps - Say It With Buttons and Bows






Friday's challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps is to 'Say It With Buttons and Bows'.  
I thought I'd have a change from Christmas Cards and make a blue Birthday card this week.
Stamping the flower stems from ABS Stemmed Flowers and a Birthday sentiment from Squared Posies.
ABS wide striped ribbon ties scrumptious bows that make a card a bit special I think!
I used Helmars Scrap Dots to adhere the bow to the front of my card and it worked so well no foam, no glue gun gunk.......love it!


Drop by the Belles blogs to see some amazing creations all the links are under the Design Team tab at the top of my page.  Hope you can play along with us again this week, we love seeing all your cards. 








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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, 17 November 2011

Design Divas Blog Hop







Hello Blogger's

I'm joining in with the Divas OBG blog hop today.  The Design Divas are a Facebook group  with some of the members from the original group that started over on SCS.  Every month the Divas show cards made with older products hence Oldies But Goodies (OBG). 

The Hop starts at Chris Dickenson's blog and you should have arrived here from Shelly's  blog. When you leave me you visit with  Barbara's  blog which is your last stop



My card uses a sweet snowman from an older set, designed by Carolyn King for Gina K "Warm Winter Wishes".  The dsp is  Basic Grey eskimo kisses.......these last pieces of dsp have lived in my drawer for at least 12 months too!

 Thanks for stopping by today, now on to your last stop...........


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Chris Dickenson
Cindy Hess Grigiski
Mary Harmon
Maria Matter
Sue Morris
Linda Payne
Cindy Johnsen Pec
Michelle Ramlochan
Shelly McGovern Schmid
 Sue Walsh-    That's me:)
 Barbara Wibel

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop - Holly Branch







AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop
Come and join us the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month as we have fun sharing a new set with you!  

How to Play :
To keep our hop as fun and simple as possible, click through each of the DT blogs to see what they've created using this set.
It's not a requirement to comment on all of our blogs, (though we love it if you do :)) just remember to add your name to the Inlinkz link on any of the blogs for your chance to win this fabulous set! The hop will run for one week!

- The prize for this weeks blog hop will be the featured set .......Holly Branch.
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Time for another AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop  and this time we're featuring my favourite (I say that about them all I know :)) Christmas set Holly Branch.  I love the traditional holly for Christmas and these sentiments are great too.




The  Hop starts and ends at the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog.  Our November guest designer Sue McRae started the hop and from Sue you should have paid a visit to Andrea's Blog. If you've followed the hop you should have arrived with me from Andrea's !! When you leave me you're heading over to Kylie's  Blog. 


OK.....now that's all sorted out.... here's my card...........






I've gone with the CAS option today as the 'Boss' and I took off for a few days....last minute escape from Sydney! I've used one of the sentiments to feature and clear embossed one of the holly images to the corners of the ivory card.  The wonderful loopy border is thanks to Sue K who sent me this little Memory Box die.....mwahh!


Thanks for taking the time to call past........don't forget to add your name to the link thingy at the bottom of this post.........catch you later......




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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Scrapbook Boutique - November Blog Hop

Good Morning Blogger's,

Today is Scrapbook Boutique's November Blog Hop and Inspirational Challenge post.   Read on.....

The Hop starts and ends at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog.  If you're following along you should have arrived from Sue K's blog and when you leave me you hop over to Therese's Blog.

The hop is open for one week, closing at midday Thursday 17th November. 
To be eligible to win the prize, leave a comment on each of the blogs, with the SB blog being the last one.  The random winner will be drawn from the  SB blog and announced on Friday 18th.
Unfortunately the blog hop prize (and the inspiration challenge) are only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

The Blog Hop prize this week is: Hero Arts Decorate Your Holiday.


We would love you to play along with our regular monthly inspirational challenge.
 The theme is add dots and spots. Make a project using the following picture as your inspiration
and you could be the winner of a $30 gift voucher for Scrapbook Boutique.
(Link your project on the SB Blog before 30/11/11)




I've a little Christmas gift set to share today, not too much stamping on this more die cutting and manipulating paper...... The card is pretty straight forward and this little round gift box stands just 2 inches tall.


Dots and spots.....Swiss dots embossed on my card and pretty die cut ribbon and punched spots on the gift box.


The Merry Christmas sentiment is from a Heartfelt Creations set called 'Holiday Poinsettia Candle'





Product List

Stamps:          Heartfelt Creations – Holiday Poinsettia Candle.

Paper:             SBB: smooth white, powder blue, crimson and mint.

Ink:                 Memento tuxedo black. Rhubarb Stalk and Pear Tart.

Rangers: Star Dust Stickles. Cotton twine.  Beacon Zip Dry glue. Art Glitter dries clear adhesive3D Foam squares. Hole punch. ScorPal.


For those who like to know how we put things together here are the instructions....sorry they are a bit long winded hope you can follow them!


Instructions: - Card:
1.     Trim, score and fold smooth white card to make a 5.5” x 4.25” top fold card.
2.     Trim powder blue card to 1/8” smaller and emboss with Swiss dots e.f. Adhere to card base.
3.     Trim smooth white card to 1.75” x 4.5”.
4.     Die cut and emboss off the left edge of the card using the 2nd size (with the 1st being the smallest) die.
5.     Stamp Merry Christmas from the HC set in tuxedo black. Wrap some cotton twine around the strip of white card and finish with a bow.
6.     Using foam squares add this section to the card front.
7.     From Crimson card and using the 1st (smallest) die, die cut and emboss two sets of poinsettia petals.  Whilst still in the die sponge with rhubarb stalk ink.
8.     Using dries clear adhesive, assemble the poinsettia, adding three adhesive pearls to the centre and some Stickles to the top layer of petals.
9.     Add a spot of dries clear adhesive to the back of the poinsettia to attach within the die cut shape on the white card to complete.
Round Box.
1.     The box is made with a 2.5” x 9” length of smooth white card.  Score at .5” and snip inverted V shapes along the length to enable you to form a smooth circle or tube.
2.     Using the Spellbinder small circle dies and the 3rd largest die cut and emboss 3 smooth white circles. (2 for the lid and 1 for the base).
3.     Loosely form a tube from the 9” strip, with the inverted V tabs sitting flat on your work surface.  Push one die cut circle to the base of your tube and alter the tube to fit nice and tight around the circle. Once you have this tight mark and trim the 9” length if needed and adhere with Zip dry to assemble your box.
4.     Using the 3rd largest scalloped die from the large die set cut 2 Crimson scalloped circles.
5.     Adhere one Crimson scalloped die to the base of your round box.
6.     Decorate the box by die cutting from powder blue card the edge only with Insert A from Spellbinders Classic Petal set. By positioning the die carefully you can use the negative cut to decorate the lid.

7.     The lid is made in the same way from a 1” strip of white card with .25” inverted V’s cut. Before adhering the sides of the tube make sure the lid fits over the base of your box. Add the powder blue negative cut and using a hole punch. Punch some circles from scraps of the crimson, powder blue and mint card to add between the scallops. Adding the 2nd Crimson scalloped circle to the top of the lid.
8.      Over the top of the Crimson scalloped card add the third white circle.
9.     Die cut, emboss and sponge 1 of the 1st size and 2 of the 2nd size poinsettia petals. Assemble the flower adding three adhesive pearls to the centre and some Stickles.
10.  From mint card die cut, emboss and ink using pear tart ink three leaves. Trim them so they just show beneath the poinsettia petals and adhere to white circle.
11. Add the layered poinsettia using a foam square to pop it up.
12. Tie a double loop bow in some cotton twine and using dries clear adhesive add this to the box lid.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today, looking forward to seeing all your creations linked over at the store Blog..............
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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Birthday Cards





Hello,

Two quick cards today......I need to get in the mail!
These are for Katie's twin sons with a 6th Birthday very soon.

For information read this blog post. 

Back tomorrow with a Blog Hop for The Scrapbook Boutique........hope you'll join us.


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