Friday 25 March 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps Sketch Challenge 036

Last Friday of the month means it's time for AnnaBelle Stamps Sketch Challenge, hope you'll play along with us again for your chance to win a shopping trip at the AnnaBelle Stamps On-line store. You have  until the last Friday in April to submit your card using this sketch or you might like to join in with any of April's challenges to increase your chances to win.  

If you use your AnnaBelle Stamps images and upload your card to the Gallery you could be joining us as a guest designer.  We enjoyed seeing all the wonderful projects from our March guest designer Lyn and hope you popped along to her blog to leave her some cyber hugs.

This month we have Nicole joining us please pop over to her blog to say hello.

OK my card uses two sets, one that I've not used until now and it's such a fabulous little set.  Beaded flourishes are so popular at the moment, how good would it be to be able to stamp and bead your can if you have this set  'Flourishes'  

My second set is the very popular Ballerina Rose........I used one of the sentiments in the top square.

Both these sets are part of the March Madness Sale but it's coming to an end so be quick!!!

My card base is a caramel ribbed card and I've used both sides of the DP which is Basic Grey nook and pantry. Some machine stitching to add a little dimension. 

Once the swirl was stamped I added 3mm toffee sprinkles.   Rangers tea dye distress ink was used for the stamping and sponging on my card. 

I've  embossed the middle square using a Swiss dots embossing folder and popped this square up on fine foam tabs. A thicker foam was used to attach the top sentiment square. To complete my card I added the required bling, three more toffee sprinkles.

There have been a few changes to the Belle's here at AnnaBelle Stamps.  We said goodbye to Rene' and Ida, who both helped Andrea get her stamp range off to a good start. We'll miss their cards every week but wish them well, knowing we'll see their lovely work around the blogs.  We have two new Belle's joining us this week, so please go say hello to Patti (the other Patti Sue) and Stephanie. We're really looking forward to seeing all their inspiring projects during the next few months. They both have amazing blogs, you'll find the links in the right hand side bar.

So come join the along with us..... here's how:

- We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
- Our Sketch Challenge Runs from the last Friday of a month through till the last Friday of the following        month.
- Each Friday in between we have themed challenges. To be eligible for the monthly prize of a $20 gift voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps you MUST take part in the sketch challenge AND one of the weekly challenges.
- Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
- Include a link back to the AnnnaBelle Stamps blog in your post.
- Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
- A maximum of 5 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, but you can play along without them. For those who use AnnaBelle stamps and upload to the Gallery HERE then you will also be in the running to be our Monthly Guest Designer!



The Other Patti Sue said...

Your so creative Sue... this is just amazing! Love your flourish! Another set I need to add to my list LOL! Thanks for the warm welcome,I think it will be great fun working with you and the rest of the amazing team!

Liz Weber said...

Love this Sue, love the bling flourish, love the embossing and stamping. A really wonderful take on the sketch!

Deborah Frings said...

Sue this is such a lovely card - the colours are so rich. It is stylish and elegant, and I think the sentiment is super!

Kerry Steger said...

Hi Sue, Your card is so pretty and effective. That DP you have used is gorgeous - this might be one I have to purchase!! Have a great weekend,

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lovely comment you left for me. Your card is beautiful, I love the swirl, such a clever stamp set and a beautiful use of it!

craftieodmae said...

Gorgeous card, love that sketch!!!!

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic card Sue. What a great tool to make your own fluorishes. Great sentiment! Thanks for the inspiration. "Hugs" Carol

Andrea said...

This is just gorgeous Sue! i love how you've used each of the panels! Beautiful!

Lisa Lara said...

Such a gorgeous creation Sue. I love that each square is different.

Lorraine said...

Great use of the sketch, love the colours, super card. Hugs xx

Ida said...

Wow this is wonderful and so creative. I love how you used the Flourishes set to add the gorgeous bling to your card.

Thank you for your fond farewell.I'll be around for sure to visit all your blogs.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just purchased a beaded set similar to this one, Sue, but this is lovely also. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for the pep talk. It's hard when you lose someone very quickly.

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous, that sketch looks fab, I'll have to give it a go! xx

Kylie said...

Simply gorgeous Sue!
LOVE everything about your card, your colours, your DP, design, EVERYTHING!!!

Kylie X

Kerrie said...

Such a pretty card....

Sue said...

fabulous use of the sketch Sue, the colours are brilliantly autumn and the little panel for the sprinkles is too cute! :)

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

I love the richness of that paper with your elements.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Wow what a fab interpretation of the sketch, lovely colours and love what you have done with it all.

Lyn S said...

Pretty card Sue! Great use of the sketch, I love the bling swirl!