Monday 19 July 2010

Party Animals (1) Annabelle Stamps July Preview........

(I finally got a few more holiday photos sorted and added to the side bar.  You can click on the small image to see it properly...........If you're interested!)

Good morning Blogger's.

How was the week end in your neck of the woods!  Sydney had a gorgeous sunny winter week end with clear blue skies - Fabulous!

Today Annabelle Stamps brings you 'Party Animals (1)', which is a bit of a give away isn't it! This is the 3rd of the previews and once again you have the chance to win a copy of this set. Details follow at the end of this post.  Congratulations to the first two winners!

I absolutely loved this set as soon as I saw it. Four of the cutest images, an assortment of sentiments and a couple of small accent images all add up to very versatile set.  It's perfect for  kids, think party favours, fun party hats. Stamp the images onto plain paper napkins. Simple 'snap'or 'pairs' cards for the little ones etc. etc. I think it will get used for fun adult cards in my house too.  I've got lots of ideas running through my head.... but lets talk about what I've made here.

A small gift box. I reverse engineered a noodle box to use as a pattern. Cut from some fun double sided card with one of the images stamped and popped up on the front of the box. I used one of the accent stamps - balloons, and three of the sentiments for my label which is just tied to the handle with some linen thread.  

Pop in some shredded paper and a small gift or some sweeties/candy to send home with the party guests.

I also tried a cupcake inside and it fits really well!


My next project was the first I made with this set, before we left to go overseas.  I've stamped onto fabric before to embroider but never to colour with markers and I wanted to try it.

I made the little bag with some homespun lined with a remnant of bright cotton.

I hope you can see two of the characters from Party Animals have been stamped twice across the front of the bag.
I ran a test piece using Versafine vintage sepia  to stamp first. Coloured with a Copic marker and  once dry I heat set it with an iron between two pieces of white paper.  So far so good! Then I washed it ...... I'm pleased to say it survived!!!  I'm not sure how many times you could wash a piece like this but I shall see. Happy with my test  I completed the little tote in exactly this way.
I should also mention that I now have a VersaCraft ink pad which is made to stamp on fabric...... but you know what it's like when you get an idea and just want to get on with it.

For the non sewers out there.........I've seen little Calico bags in the craft stores, no excuses, give it a try.
It's a fun way to wrap a gift, or to carry your coffee mug when you go the the craft group or quilting bee.
Mums............. picture a couple of these hanging in the kids rooms to keep all those little pieces of games that might otherwise get lost!  Or for those things that go along to Kindy with the kids.


Last and not least, a card.  What about this cheeky little rodent! is he bringing in, or taking out the Birthday cake?

1. Stamp and colour the image with Copic Markers. Cut and emboss with a Spellbinder Label 9 die. Colour the embossed edge with a maker. It's just enough to define the edge of the white card.
2. Pierce around the edge of some pale lemon card and attach to the white base card.
3. Emboss some SU Pacific Point card, leaving the bottom 1" clear. Stamp the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment twice over this area.
4. Cut a .5" strip of corrugated brown card and attach this to card front above sentiment.
5. Using foam tape add the stamped and coloured image before adhering the completed blue card to the pale lemon base.
6. To complete the card add two 6mm Sultana Sprinkles.

Would you like to win your own copy of Party Animals (1)?  
All you need to do is visit each of the design teams blogs, listed below.
 Comment on their Party Animals (1)  post to be in the running.
One lucky comment will be randomly picked to win the set.
There are four sets previewing for July so that means four lucky winners, but you must leave a comment on each blog to be eligible. You have 2 days to add your comment, as the winner will be announced when the last set is previewed.  Good Luck!

                    Sue      (that's me)

I'll be back for the  last day of the previews on Wednesday, don't forget you can purchase these new sets from the 21st July.  Andrea will have all the information and a sweetener too I believe on the Annabelle Stamps Blog on 21st July.

Hope to see you then...........


Rene Sharp said...

WOW, Sue. Fabulous items you have created here. I especially love the sewn bag. I would never have thought about doing something like that!! Great to think outside the box!!

Shirley-Anne said...

Well I hope everyone appreciates just how much work must have gone into your review . Cause I do and I love each piece . And the journalling is worth an honorable mention too . I do wonder if that cake is coming or going

Calie said...

Wow what great items! Love the bag, how unique and clever! Beautiful work!

Kristin's Krazy House said...

i just love your cute little tote. that is just way too cute.

Kathy Jones said...

These are too cute Sue!! What wonderful projects you've created!!! I am so behind on my commenting - sorry I haven't been by in a while!!

Tania said...

Gorgeous projects Sue, love them all, especially the bag!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love all of your fab projects, Sue! Those little critters are too darn cute!

Unknown said...

Oh wow I just love your bag. It would make a great birthday present TFS

The Other Patti Sue said...

My,my,my you've been very busy! I love each project AMAZING! Your bag is so cool!

Unknown said...

loved ur projects.. the stamping on fabric is an awesome idea!!! love it!!! TFS

Theresa's Studio said...

Hi Sue..back for another round of these great releases. Just love your projects esp the fabric bag. Thanks for sharing how to do this.
That little mouse is sooo cute.

Andrea M said...

My goodness - your creations are GORGEOUS!! Awesome work. Love this set - cute little critters :)

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous projects with the new stamps Sue!

CrystalBee said...

Wow, very creative. I love everything!

Tee said...

I love the bag..such a brilliant idea and it looks gorgeous!

Tammy said... are just amazingly talented! I love every single one of your projects but I must say that I really like that little gift box!!

Jose said...

Gorgeous work, all those cards!
Glad you have returned to some sunshine and blue skies. Still warm here in the UK, today is grey but warm, I know we are never satisfied! I would really like some rain, my garden is so dry and the lawn is brown, and in some parts they are having lots of rain.
Have just been looking at your holiday photos on your sidebar, lovely too, you managed to see a lot on Rome.
Jose xx

Wordbird said...

Oh so much fun! I love to visit a blog with so many fun ideas and projects! Great job as always Sue!
hugs! ;D Diana Q

Ida said...

Absolutely wonderful projects. That bag is really fun and cute.

Kylie said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Sue, you have blown my socks off(their always blown off when I visit your blog!)with your gorgeous creations!
I'm so in love with your bag, WOW!!! I've always wanted to try this, it's so cute!
LOVE your noodle box and card, these images are just so cute, fun to colour and play with!
I'll say it again Sue, WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!

Take Care, Hugs,
Kylie X