Friday, 3 August 2012

AnnaBelle Stamps - ac081


Hello crafty friends........

Friday again and time for this week's challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps.  Andrea has a colour challenge for us this week, we hope you'll join in again.

One lucky person is going to win a copy of Dotted Flowers...check this out, it's a great 6 x 4" set of 24 stamps.  Just link your card to the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog or, if you don't have a blog, you can add a card to the gallery at Stamp, Embellish, Create.  Just remember to add the TAG ac081 to help us find it!





Here's my card this week, inspired by a card by the very talented Maile.   I've stamped images from AnnaBelle's Stemmed Flowers along with the (green) swirl and sentiment from Dotted Flowers. Three green buttons and some AnnaBelle fine hemp twine added to the caramel die cut frame and to finish three AnnaBelle Icicles.....can you spot them?

Now to be honest this is my second try at this card!  I thought I'd share the first attempt too.  Can you see the difference?


This card is basically a one layer card with the die cut frame popped up on foam dots.  Oh and the card is white on this one! The flowers are from Dotted Flowers and I stamped these in Memento Lady Bug ink, which I felt was too bright.  The first card uses SU Poppy Parade which is a bit darker, I think.  
I don't think there is anything wrong with this one, it's OK.  I prefer the cream top one though......I think it looks more balanced.

OK that's it for me this week, take a look at the Belle's cards for more inspiration and come play with us...........

Have a great week end.............

P.S.  The flowers you might just notice in the background are some beautiful orchids! My friend brought me six cuttings in pots taken from her garden.  I was thrilled when four of them produced stems of gorgeous flowers.  I had to pick just one to bring inside so I could enjoy them all day long!
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11 comments:

Vicki said...

I must say I prefer the top card - I think it is the colour and using different flowers. Both are great though - as always. Glad you shared something you weren't 100% about! Maile is very inspirational. Well I think my 5 minute break from sequins is up - better get back to it. Thanks for sharing.

lostinpaper said...

I think both cards look great but I also prefer the darker red. Such a fantastic design, great take on the inspiration from Maile!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous cards, love the flowers in the first card but love how die is raised in the second.
luv
Debby

Marion said...

Both are great Sue. But I do prefer your first on. Such a great design. Nice work.

Marcia said...

Can't decide which I like better - they are both gorgeous!

Theresa said...

Both are lovely cards! Great combo of colors and design.

Olga said...

Sue this is gorgeous!!!!

Andrea said...

Just gorgeous Sue! I loved this design the minute I saw it!

Skye said...

Two beautiful cards.

Kylie said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue! I LOVE your design! Awesome job using these colours!

Hugs,
Kylie X

Sue said...

both cards are fabulous Sue, I love how you have used the oval off centre and the beautiful stamped background! :)