CFC15 & FTL153 and an announcement

Hi everyone,

Today I have a card and an announcement to share with you all. Firstly, onto my announcement.

I have been asked to join the Creative Team for a company called Print Candee. It is a digital stamp and paper company with so many products! You can check out their blog here and their store here! How cool is that? I will be joining some VERY talented ladies.

Stay tuned as we will be having a Blog Hop at the end of the month – and can I tell you there will be some FABBY prizes up for grabs. Hope that you can hop on board and join the ride! It will be fun.

Now onto my card. CAS-uals Fridays (CFC#15) have teamed up with Clean and Simple Stamping (FTL #153) for this week’s challenge.


 I used a cute freebie bee digi stamp from Paper Smooches.  The whole concept came from a new hexagon embossing folder that I purchased recently.

A close up of the dimension and my hand cut grass.


Stamps: Free digi Bee stamp from Paper Smooches, Jane’s Doodles ‘Garden Friends’ stamp set, Hero Arts Playful Lower case Alphabet stamps
Ink: Printer, Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Distress inks –  Scattered Straw, Barn Door, Versacolor cubes – Atlantic
Card: Regal Craft Card (textured white single fold),  XPress It blending card, green and red bazzill card
Other Supplies:  Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Craft Concepts – hexagon Illusion embossing folder, foam dimensionals, blending tool, kitchen twine, heart punch, Quickcutz die – tag, sponge daubers

Thanks for stopping by,


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AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday everyone,

Welcome to another stop on the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Patti’s blog. Today the AnnaBelle DT are once again showcasing one of the August stamp releases called Squared Posies.

After stamping the flower several times, I used my sponge daubers to ink them with distress inks and then cut them out…the white gel pen added another element of interest as did adding glossy accents to the flower centres. My inspiration for this card came from my very talented blogging buddy Therese. You can check out her card here.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps “Squared Posies”
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Distress Ink – Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold
Card: Regal Craft Card (White textured single fold), X-Press It Blending card, Black ribbed card (unsure of brand)
Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, Uniball signo white gel pen, glossy accents, S.E.I Button, kitchen twine, Fiskars Stamp Press

Don’t forget to add your name to the inlinkz at the bottom for your chance to win this stamp set! Next stop on the hop is the ABS blog.

Thanks for stopping by,


How to Play:

To keep our hop as fun and simple as possible, click through each of the DT blogs to see what they’ve created using this set. You can comment if you like, and leave your name using the Inlinkz on any of the DT blogs, or on the ABS blog. You don’t have to comment on all of our blogs, just remember to add your name for your chance to win the Blog Hop prize which is the Squared Posies stamp set. Along with each of our blog hops we will announce a special deal which is the Squared Posies set will be on sale for the next two weeks…20%off.

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AnnaBelle Birthday Celebrations

Hi everyone,

AnnaBelle stamps is turning 2 next month and we are gearing up for some celebrations! Who doesn’t love a celebration right?  We will be having a week of celebrations and you won’t want to miss out!


As a thank you to those who add this blinkie to their blog we have a little something for you. Simply follow the instructions below and you could be the randomly selected winner of two 6 x 4 sets of your choice!

  • Copy and paste the above code and add it to your sidebar.
  • Include the blinkie in a post with a link back to the ABS blog letting everyone know about our Birthday Celebrations, and where they can pick up their very own blinkie.
  • Add the link to your post in the Inlinkz box on the ABS blog.
  • On the 7th September we will select a random winner just before our party begins!

So how will we be partying?

  • 8th September – Challenge hosted by Sue W & Kylie. Join Sue W and Kylie on their blogs for a fun challenge!
  • 10th September – Challenge hosted by Sue K & Stephanie. Join Sue and Stephanie on their blogs for another fun challenge!
  • 12th September – Challenge hosted by Patti & me! Join Patti and myself on our blogs for the last fun challenge!

All challenges will finish on the 14th September at 12.00pm AEST, so if you miss the first one you can still catch up! Enter any of the challenges for a chance to win one 6 x 4 set of your choice and 3 packs of 6mm Sprinkles! Winners will be announced on the 14th of September on each of the DT blogs.

To be eligible to win the major prize you must :

  • Join in ALL three challenges
  • Add your name to the inlinkz code specially designated on the ABS blog.

So what’s the Major Prize I hear you say?

  • The entire August release (4 stamp sets) and 6 packs of 6mm Sprinkles, valued at $142.20 (RRP)! The major prize winner will be announced on our birthday – 15th September! So be sure to check back in.

We would also love (but not necessary) for you to follow the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog or follow us on Facebook! Every connection helps us to let others know about our stamps and other products, and we would appreciate your support.

I’m excited…hope that you will be able to join in on the fun! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another AnnaBelle Blog Hop!

Until then,


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Say it in…Raspberry, Olive and Orange

Hi ya,

It’s time for another challenge over at the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog where the challenge this week is to use the colours Raspberry, Olive and Orange. We would love you to play along with us…go on, you know you really want to! Each week’s winner will receive a blinkie and a special little something from the store.

My card for this challenge is very CAS…but it does use a very cute little butterfly from the newly released Whimsy Flowers stamp set. I wanted this little guy to take centre stage.

I coloured in the butterflies with prismacolor pencils (very heavily) and them covered them with glossy accents. The sentiment is from another newly released set called Dotted Flowers.

And while I was at it, I made another card with the same colours, this time using a little flower from the Whimsy Flowers set and the sentiment from the Squared Posies set.

I am loving the look of piercing at the moment as it adds another simple element to the card.

Why not check out what the rest of the DT have created with this colour combo and leave them some love!


[Feel Better Butterflies]

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps “Whimsy Flowers“, AnnaBelle Stamps “Dotted Flowers
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (White textured single fold)
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz ruler, paper piercer

[Thanks Flowers]

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps “Whimsy Flowers“, AnnaBelle Stamps “Squared Posies
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (White textured single fold)
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz ruler, paper piercer, AnnaBelle’s 3mm white pearls

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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Welcome Baby

Greetings from North Queensland! I now understand why a lot of Aussies head north during the winter! I am currently sitting in my sister’s lounge room in shorts and t-shirt with the ceiling fan on…and it is winter! It is such a nice change from cold land down south!

Anyway, yesterday my Mum, sister and I had our little craft stall at the Craft Spectacular and it was such a fun day! Lots of people through the door and lots of sales which is always exciting! In addition to selling my cards, I also made a whole heap of little girls hair clips out of grosgrain ribbon and felt…so when I get home I’ll take some decent pictures and share them with you all.

But onto a baby card that I made recently which was one of my sales yesterday. I used the ‘Welcome Baby’ sentiment out of Jane’s Doodles ‘Noah’s Ark’ stamp set and stamped it repeatedly in distress inks to make the background. The giraffe is a Recollections stamp and coloured in with copic markers.


Stamps: Recollections – Zoo-Licious, Jane’s Doodles – Noah’s Ark stamp set (sentiment) , Hero Arts – Playful Animals stamp set (CL155) (little star), Hero Arts – Envelope Pattern woodblock stamp (S5507)
Ink: Versafine Ink – sepia, Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black, Distress inks – dried marigold, scattered straw
Card: X-Press It Blending card, Regal Craft Card (white smooth square fold), green card
Other Supplies: Copic markers, Glossy Accents, Basic Grey button – brights, foam dimensional, spellbinders Nesties – label 4, Cuttlebug, Kaisercraft grosgrain ribbon – brown, DMC Floss – white, Quickutz die – tag, AnnaBelle Stamps pearls – 3mm, blending tool

Thanks for stopping by,


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