Friday, 18 January 2013

Fabulous prizes, great deals....Let's hop!

Hello, this is a long post today so grab a cuppa and make sure you read everything (I'd hate for you to miss out)!


Today's blog hop at AnnaBelle Stamps introduces two new stamp sets and a range of gingham ribbon.  If you hop along with us leaving comments along the way, ending at the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog you could win one of two prizes.

The first prize is a copy of both new stamp sets:

Standing Tall                                              Designer Flowers




The second prize will be 2 metres of each colour of the NEW gingham ribbon.



Gingham ribbon comes in both 6mm & 16mm widths in the following colours :
Bubblegum, Chilli, Lollipop, Tangerine, Kiwi, Licorice
The ribbon will be sold in 5m lengths like our DF Satin ribbon.
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OK so there are the prizes for hopping along with us. The Hop will stay open until AEST 8pm Sunday 20th with the winners announced on the ABS blog on Monday.

Now for Andrea's Feature Friday special....

Feature Friday
Discount for the weekend will be :

Combo special - Standing Tall and Designer Flowers - discounted by 20% for this weekend only! 
 If you happen to be the lucky winner of the blog hop and have ordered them, not only will the stamp costs be refunded but Andrea will also include some new gingham ribbon samples!
There will be a special link in the store to purchase the set combo. 
 If both sets are added to the cart individually then the discount won't apply :)
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ON WITH THE HOP......

The Blog Hop starts and finishes at the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog. If you arrived here from Andrea's Blog you're on the right track! When you leave me you hop over to Kylie's blog.  

I have a few things to share, starting with a Desk Calendar using 'Standing Tall', which is a 4" x 6" set . I've also used ABS Rose polka dot digital paper, from the Chilli Collection, with the matching satin ribbon and Sprinkles.  I should also say that I stamped the grass from an older ABS set 'Sentimental Bluebells'.

This calendar uses one of the plastic picture frames as it's base. I've used Prisma pencils to colour the image, popping up the centre petals and adding some Dimensional Magic  for shine.



Next I made a  card using 'Standing Tall'.  I picked two of the smallest images to create the floral strip on my water colouring card stock.  I've coloured this time with Inktense pencils that really give you such vibrant colours. For the centre of each of the flowers I added a tiny licorice Sprinkle.
The pretty gingham ribbon is ABS NEW  6mm Lollipop. I've also created a frame using Cuts By Design 002 shapes 1 and a small circle die.


Moving on to Designer Flower which is a 6" x 8" set with a great mix of images and sentiments.
The larger solid image reminded me of fireworks seen in the sky at just about every major celebration here in Australia. So with this in mind I made my first card.


I've played with Distress ink and PerlEx to get a pretty glittery background before double stamping the images, using black for the centres.  ABS turquoise satin ribbon was threaded through a Cuts By Design 002 Shapes 1 label and finished with four silver Sprinkles. 



My last card uses the smaller of the solid images plus two open images which I stamped in VersaMark ink.  Inks used here are VersaColor turquoise, lilac and topaz.  The gingham is more of ABS NEW  16mm in tangerine.  

Whew.......if you got to the end of this long post.......well done!  Now you can hop over to Kylie's lovely blog......Enjoy!

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58 comments:

karen m said...

I love all your gorgeous cards and these new stamps look fab - hugs x x

Gayatri said...

So pretty Sue! Love the pop of the pink flower on the calender. The spotlighting using frame on the second card.

lostinpaper said...

Sue, these are super amazing! I especially love your sweet die cut window card with the little flowers... that ribbon ROCKS!

Janelle said...

All of your cards are terrific, Sue, but I have to say that the "Thanks so much" card is my absolute fave. I love how you've used the frame to highlight the four flowers.

frommycraftroom said...

What great projects. Love the calender - with the special day stamped! Love the tips with the dies - circle centre and little slits on the sides for ribbon - might just CASE those. Great new sets and ribbon. Thanks.

nicoleqmullen said...

Gorgeous creations, love these new sets and love how you have used them!

Janneke said...

Beautiful cards and I love your calander ;o)

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Sue - these are all lovely projects. I love your desk calendar with the popped up petals. Thanks for sharing! Helen x

Cathy said...

These are gorgeous cards Sue, I love the calendar and the floral strip. I must investigate inktense pencils, the colours look amazing.

Nanette said...

Lots of gorgeous projects - can't pick a favourite!

Sheryl said...

oh my, that calendar is breath taking. I think I would never change the page from January...gorgeous!

Joyce said...

Very nicely done!

Leanne said...

WOW! I want to win this set. It's great.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards and calendar

cosiescorner said...

Wow... These are gorgeous and just love the calender.

cosiescorner said...

Wow these are gorgeous.. I do love the calender

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love them all. TFS the calender too.

Kylie said...

LOVE your sweet and adorable calendar, simply love the colours, Sue and WOW your cards are drop dead gorgeous, loving your colour choices too!
Awesome work!!!
Hugs,
Kylie X

Patti P. said...

Sue, all of your creations are gorgeous but I am in total awe of your great calendar. I have been making some this year and your design is terrific. Love both of these sets!
thanks for all of the inspiration!
hugs...

Laura Jane said...

LOVELY cards...I like how you attached the ribbon on the last card.

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Wow!! Such trendy and innovative cards! Love them! such inspiration!
and adorable stamp sets

Dee in N.H. said...

Your cards are just gorgeous!! and I really love that calendar!

Lea L. said...

These are really pretty! I am loving the gorgeous sentiments in these sets!!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are really beautiful I love the detail in the flowers and what a great calendar you created!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards...love the calendar and the 3d flower. But the little detail that really caught my eye was the gingham ribbon threaded through holes on the last card's base...what a Great idea!

Cards By Betty said...

Your cards from the new stamps are beautiful and your blog is a great inspiration to us new to card making

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Sue these are amazing, all of them! I especially love the 2nd one it's so sweet, and the colours of the 4th, but the calendar is so clever and the turquoise, WOW!!

Loobylou said...

Very pretty. I like the idea of the mist background behind a "firework" of flowers.

Deborah Frings said...

What a wonderful projects. I lvoe the pretty cards and the watercolour effect on the blue flowers! Great work.

Kris B said...

Awesome cards! I really like the Standing Tall set. Thanks for sharing.

Suze said...

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful projects. Love the fireworks. Also love the card with the licorice centres (can't you just tell I like lollies!). Love the vibrancy of this card - I'm not familiar with Inktense pencils but think I might need to be!

Sue said...

what awesome creations Sue!!! love the little calender, hard to pick a fav from the others but I think the last one by a whisker!! :)

joycemc57 said...

What great projects. I love the new stamps. I can't wait to get my order.

Sandie C said...

Just beautiful. TFS

Sandie C said...

Just beautiful. TFS

Sandra said...

lovely - enjoyed my visit!
Sandra ltb

soccermom23 said...

These are great creations. I'm all for popping, bling, and shine. The colors on your cards are wonderful!

loulou said...

Gorgeous projects. I totally love the ghostly versamark flowers on the final card. Absolutely fantastic. cheers Linda

Far North said...

Love your work with the new stamps. Very inspirational!

Amy Kolling said...

Beautiful job Sue! I'm reeaallyy fond of your calendar!

Kris in Alaska said...

The Stamping Tall set is my favorite and you did such a lovely job with it!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous work Sue love the calendar but they are all so pretty bright colours. Hugs xx

Bunny said...

My favorite is the calendar. All y'all are very talented. Love them all.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful projects! Love the dimension on your calendar page from the 3-D flower!
DeniseB

Vikki said...

wow wow wow!! All your cards are beautiful!!

Gillian said...

Such pretty cards, love the colours schemes you have used

kathy s said...

What a great lot of pretty projects- don't know which I like best

Skye said...

Marvellous cards. They are all so different in style and technique. I especially like the second one with the pretty little flowers and popped up frame

Kimberly Clark said...

love the frame and ribbon on your thanks card!! beautiful

Marion said...

All of your projects are awesome Sue. Love the calender idea and how you highlighted the small flower on your 'Thanks so much' card. Beautiful work.

Chitra Nair said...

Beautiful cards..love the new stamp..

Lyndal said...

FAB, FAB Calendar & cards Sue - LOVE the new stamps & ribbon :)

Kailash said...

Simply stunning cards, love all the designs and vivid colors. The calendar is so beautiful too with the pink flower giving the 3D effect!!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh wow really lovely cards Sue, the calender is a super idea - will be putting that on my 'have a go' list.

Smilie girl said...

What a sweet calendar and clever use of techniques on the cards. Sandra

Selma said...

How fun to see all these gorgeous cards. I especially love your calendar.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Oh dear, I think I am falling in love with these stamps!

Danielle Daws said...

They're all gorgeous, Sue! I especially love the second one - I love how you've used the die!