AnnaBelle Stamps sneak peek

AnnaBelle Stamps is releasing some new stamps next week, so fellow DT member Kylie and I have created some projects to whet your appetite before the release.


Two hearts

To create the banner, I stamped onto some patterned paper in my new Luxe Memento ink (which I got for Christmas from my FAB SIL), and then clear embossed over the top. I love the shine and texture this technique creates and it also intensifies the ink colour.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Wedding Medallion Stamp Set (to be released next week), AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#9 Elegance Stamp set (to be released next week)

Ink: VersaFine – Smokey Gray, Luxe Memento Ink – Rose Bud

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts notecards – Carnation

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, AnnaBelle Stamps clear embossing powder, heat tool, Creative Place – Make and Create 12×12 paper pad, Fiskars scallop edge punch, Rose ribbon (brand unknown), Glossy Accents (to adhere flower)

Be sure to check out Kylie’s blog for some more inspiration.

Until next time,


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Friday Feature – Love Birds

This week at AnnaBelle Stamps the Belles have been busy whipping up some projects using the Love Birds Stamp set. I really love the images in this set.


My husband and I celebrated our 12th Wedding Anniversary this week, so it was great timing! This was the card I made for my hubby.

Happy Anniversary


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Love Birds stamp set

Ink: Hero Arts – Pale Tomato, Butter bar, VersaFine – Onyx Black

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts notecards – Snow

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm hemp twine, Foam dimensionals, Amy Tangerine “Yes Please” 6 x 6 patterned paper

Be sure to check out the rest of the Belles’ projects – their links are on my side bar.

Andrea is also having a huge AnnaBelle Stamps sale where you can save 30% on ALL stamps!

I’m not sure I will be popping in again before Christmas, so I hope that all of you have a blessed Christmas with your loved ones. We are about to head off to my sister’s place in Queensland. Lots of driving to be done (around about 3000kms all up), but it will be great to catch up with family and friends again.

Until next time,


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Congratulations flower

Hi ya!

Did you miss me? Well I have been around looking at blogs but haven’t had a chance to create anything until today! Between writing school reports, assessments, teaching, having the vomiting bug pass through our family, playgroups etc – I have finally stopped today and taken a breather!

Anyway onto today’s card. I wanted to join in the fun over at the Hero Arts Challenge Blog and have created a congratulations card…it is very generic….it could be used for many different congratulatory occasions!

I white embossed the flower onto white paper and then coloured by blending distress inks using sponge daubers.

A close up showing the dimension.


Stamps: Hero Arts Stencil Flower cling stamp (CG194), Hero Arts Blossoms cling set(CG148), Hero Arts Classic Messages (CL414)
Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress inks – Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage
Card: Regal Craft Card (white square textured single fold), X-Press-It Blending Card
Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, sponge daubers, black felt pen

Thanks for stopping by,


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Just sharing a quick card that I made with some scraps I found in my stash. I used my fiskars cutting board and scoring stylus to create the diamond background. Sorry about the not-so-great photo…still working on the that side of things!!


Stamps: Practicing Creativity – Just Dandy
Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink, Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured single fold), Turquoise Bazzill card – 2 shades
Other Supplies: Nestabilities -Labels 4, American Craft White embossing powder, heat gun, Kaisercraft brown grosgrain ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls – snow, Fiskars cutting board, scoring stylus, foam dimensionals.

Hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by.


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