Cup Cake Toppers – Jane’s Doodles

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Hi there. I have a fun project up on the Jane’s Doodles blog today – cup cake toppers.  I used the adorable Garden Friends stamp set. I had a lot of fun making these little guys (and I will also say, the whole family had a lot of fun eating them too. Just for the record they were red velvet cupcakes :).

Cup Cake Toppers 1 | Marion Vagg

Cup Cale Toppers 2 | Marion Vagg

Cup Cake Toppers 3 | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Garden Friends stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Recollections 6×6 paper pad – All Girl, MME 6×6 paper pad – Happy Day, Glossy Accents, Toothpicks, Spellbinders circle dies, Cuttlebug, foam dimensionals, Ranger Enamel Accents – black, Red Velvet cupcakes (and they were YUM!)

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Friday Feature – Butterfly Sunshine

Yay, it’s Friday!


It’s birthday week at AnnaBelle Stamps! For one week only, it is 20% off storewide to celebrate AnnaBelle Stamp’s 4th birthday.  The code is – 4years – with the clearance section as the only exclusion.

For this week’s Friday Feature, the Belles are using the newly released stamp set Butterfly Sunshine. It is such a lovely set.


Happiest of Days

I must admit I don’t use a lot of kraft cardstock – to be honest I find it a bit ‘dirty’ looking, but I thought it worked OK here as it really let the focal image take centre stage. I couldn’t have spaced out the sun rays evenly if I hadn’t used my stamp-a-ma-jig. I have only acquired one recently, and I don’t know how I managed so long with out one! A must have tool in your stash, especially if you are working with rubber stamps like this set is.

Happiest of Days - detail


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Butterfly sunshine  stamp set

Ink: Hero Arts inks – Butter bar, VersaFine Onyx Black

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, AnnaBelle Stamps Kraft cardstock

Other Supplies: PTI Mat Stack 3 die, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders circle die, Foam dimensionals, AnnaBelle Stamps Black current Sprinkles – 3mm, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Copic markers

Be sure to check out the rest of the Belles’ projects to see how they have used this set – their links are on my side bar.

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Say it with a sketch

Hello. It is Friday again. This week at AnnaBelle Stamps we have a fun sketch challenge for you.


As you can see, I am still in Copic colouring mode – but this time I added in some gel pen to add more interest to the flowers. For the circle element I have embossed a circle using a circle nestie and an embossing mat. The flower centres are blobs of white enamel accents – love this stuff!

Happy Birthday

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamps ‘Flower Power’ Challenge and also into the CASology challenge where the cue card is Bloom.

Happy Birthday - detail


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Standing Tall stamp set

Ink: Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine – Onyx Black

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Nestibilities circle die, Cuttlebug, Tan embossing mat, foam dimensionals, My Mind’s Eye – Be Amazing 6×6 paper pad, Ranger enamel accents – white, Uniball signo gel pen broad – white, foam dimensionals

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

Thanks for stopping by,


About our challenges:

  • We post our challenges every Friday at 8:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
  • Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Friday 10.00am so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge.
  • Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a $15.00 Gift Voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps (or something equivalent).

How To Play Along:

  • Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post.
  • For those without a blog you can still play along! Simply upload your card to out Stamp Embellish Create social site (you’ll need to join) and add the current challenge ‘tag’ to your photo!
  • 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 of our challenges 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 🙂
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Hello Turtle

Good evening,

I have another CUTIE little card made from Jane’s Doodles Garden Friends stamp set. I stamped the hello background from the set and I got the idea to put the flower in his mouth from Emily Leiphart’s card here. It adds a cute little touch and also some colour to the card. I cut out the scalloped border by hand – I think it adds a whimsical touch.

And a close up of those googly eyes!


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles ‘Garden Friends’ stamp set, Hero Arts Envelope Pattern Woodblock stamp (S5507), Hero Arts Playful animals set (for the little star on the background – small, but important!)(CL155)
Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Distress inks – Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw
Card: Regal Craft Card (white square single fold), White card, XPress It blending card
Other Supplies: Nesties Label 2, Google eyes, foam dimensionals, Basic Grey button – orange, Copic Markers, blending tool, Tim Holtz ruler and paper piercer, white DMC thread

Ok, I need to sleep. Until next time,


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With Love

Hi there,

Popping in really quickly to post my entry to the current Scrapbook Boutique Blog Challenge that ends tonight. The inspiration photo was this YUMMY cupcake with the colour challenge being white, lavender and purple.

This card is in a similar style to other cards I have made recently…but once I get on a roll I certainly milk it for all it’s worth!!

I stamped the flower in Versafine black ink and then clear embossed over the top. I then swiped my inks onto an acrylic block, spritzed with water and then painted the flowers with a paintbrush. The embossed flowers meant that it was easy to stay in the lines! (And I have just realised that it looks like the background paper say LOL, but really it says love! He he!) I scored the lines on the panel behind on my score board.


Stamps: Hero Arts Tall flower woodblock stamp (K5431)
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz distress inks – Dusty Corduroy, Peeled Paint, Versacolor – Hyacinth, Heliotrope
Card: Regal Craft Card (Square textured single fold card), X-Press-It blending card
Other Supplies: Kaisercraft ‘With Love’ rub on, Martha Stewart Score board, American Crafts clear embossing powder, heat gun, Kaisercraft pearls – snow, paintbrush, Spellbinders Labels 2 die, Cuttlebug, foam dimensionals, white ribbon, Tim Holtz blending tool, Finger sponge dauber, Copic markers – purple x 2

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Summer Card Camp: Week 2


We are back from our little holiday away…we had beautiful weather and it was lovely to spend some time away with my family.

Tonight I am sharing with you my take on this week’s colour combo for the Online Summer Card Camp 2011.

I found this week’s colour challenge a little easier than last week. I hadn’t envisioned my card to turn out so green, but I like it – and it doesn’t have a sentiment which is hard for me to do! These colours scream summer to me…not exactly the weather we are experiencing at the moment, but it is nice to imagine that it is summer and not freezing cold winter!!

I stamped the butterflies in Versafine black ink and then clear embossed quickly over the top before it dried. I have never tried this before (I usually use watermark ink then emboss with black powder) but I really like the shine that it gives! The butterflies were coloured with distress inks using my finger sponge daubers. The frame around the nestie was embossed through my cuttlebug and then I used a copic marker to create the green border.


Stamps: Hero Arts Antique Engravings cling stamp set (CL383), Hero Arts Flowing Flowers and Leaves cling stamp (CG146), Hero Arts Envelope Pattern Woodblock stamp (S5507)
Ink: Versafine – Onyx black, Tim Holtz Distress inks – Barn Door, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, VersaCubes – Bamboo
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured single fold),  X-Press It blending card
Other Supplies: Zing clear embossing powder, heat gun, foam dimensionals, sponge daubers, Kaisercraft pearls – snow, Spellbinders nesties – label 4, Cuttlebug, white ribbon, Copic marker – green

Thanks for looking,


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