Friday 9 November 2012

Celebrate - ac147


Christmas is coming and the diary is starting to fill up, lots of fun things to look forward to at this end of the year.  How about you? have you started your shopping.......hush my mouth!!!!

On the run up to Christmas AnnaBelle has some fun new colour and sketch challenges to play along with, so come and join us we'd love to see your take on each of them.

Today, Andrea has a sketch and she asked the Belles to feature the very useful 'Shape It Up'.

So the Deal Of The Week is.........Shape It this set, for one week only and save 20%.


For my card I flipped the sketch and stamped the polka dot shape (I call it a bandaid shape :) ) four times.  This is an easy shape to cut by hand and makes a lovely paper bow.  Two shapes for the loops one for the centre and the last one cut in half and shaped for the bottom of the ribbon.  High tac tape keeps everything in place, before the bow is added to a sentiment stamped circle.
Some cherry Sprinkles for a little bling complete the focal point of my card.
Pretty dp in matching reds, some paper piercing and this one is done!

After I made this one I thought I'd try a CAS version using another of AnnaBelle's sets to whip up a Christmas card.  So here goes.......the dreaded sponging....not sure why I attempt large areas!

This one uses Christmas Scene Baubles, Gifted Swirls, with a sentiment from Ornamental Christmas.

Anyway, better get moving.......I've a friend visiting from Sydney for a couple of days which is great and the boss and I are off to Lord Howe Island  so need to get on top of a few things.

Check in with the Belles, to see how they played with this week's sketch if you have a moment. 
Don't forget to add your creations on the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog for a chance to win a credit in the store. 

Til next time.........



Skye said...

Two gorgeous card. I particularly like the red card - so bright and cherry - great bow.
Enjoy Lord Howe Island

Janelle said...

I love the red card - thanks for the instructions on making the bow - I've often wondered how they are made.

craftieodmae said...

2 stunning cards! Love the red one........

Selma said...

Both cards are beautiful Sue. I like the mix of the plaid and polka dots on the first one. Have a great weekend.

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are wonderful Sue! I especially love that polka dot bow! And as for the Xmas shopping... not a spot done as yet (insert shreeeeek here)

Kylie said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue! Your polka dot bow is stunning and I can't wait to make one up! Loving your second card with your colours, you rocked this weeks sketch!

Kylie X

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Two fab looks from the one sketch, loving that polka dot piece!

Angela said...

When I first saw this sketch I was intrigued!! My imagination escaped me!! I LOVE both cards and especially the bow!! How clever!!
PS NO shopping here..... :(