Friday 24 June 2011


Hi Blogger's,

It's time for this month's  AnnaBelle Stamps Sketch Challenge. Andrea has made a couple of small changes to the guidelines, there will now be a prize for the sketch challenge winner and Blinkie awards for the weekly Say It In and Say It With challenge winners. Read the new guidelines at the bottom of this post.

I've used 'Lil Michelle Swinging By' along with 'BBD#3' for my card  and because I'm having trouble getting back into a routine, I thought I'd play along with a colour challenge.  

I've used the colours for this weeks challenge at  Our Creative Corner for my card.  How cool is this combo?

This is a 4.25 x 5.5 top fold card with a white base. I've layered Soft Suede and my pink (closest I had!). Strips of Rich Razzleberry - stamped in VersaMark and white chalk ink using BBD#3. Pink dsp from DCWV the Mariposa Matstack. With Baja Breeze which I stamped first with another of the backgrounds from BBD#3 then embossed using Crafts Concepts 'Dragonfly' embossing folder. Straight stitch and zigzag stitch around this layer adds some interest.

Lil Michelle is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto ABS White card, which is fabulous to use as layering card for Copic markers.   I've corner punched this card using a Fiskars corner squeeze punch called 'something old something new' before wrapping some AnnaBelle Stamps silver cord across the bottom. The image is attached to the card with foam mounting tape. To complete the sketch I punched 6 little petals with an EK Success Punch and finished them with a tiny AnnaBelle metallic Sprinkle.

Today we welcome our July Guest designer and I'm so pleased to see Betty who plays along with us regularly.  Please follow the link and go check out her project along with all the Belles.  DT's links are at the top of my page *wink*.

Thanks for calling past this week, hope you have a great week end planned.  I'm just hoping for some warmer weather!!!!!

Till next time......


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.


Theresa's Studio said...

Love your card...great colors and great design. This is the cutet stamp. Have a good weekend.

craftieodmae said...

gorgeous card and fantastic sketch!!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super precious... lovin the color combo and cute little flowers! I too am having a hard time getting going again after my move!

Wendy J. said...

Sue this is just so cute! I love her socks/stockings! They really stand out. Great job with the colors. Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week at Our Creative Corner.

Betty Benton said...

I really like how you have sewn the three strips together and that little swinger is adorable!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Sharon Wheet said...

I think your card is just too cute! And what a wonderful job coloring! Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC.

redwasher1 said...

What a beautiful background you created with that sweet image!!

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Great take on the sketch Sue, love the colours. Have you settled back in yet?

Sue said...

Beautifully done Sue, the background stripes of paper coordinating with the flowers are stunning! :)