AnnaBelle Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome back to another AnnaBelle Stamps challenge. This week we have a sketch for you.

I had fun creating this card…it took a little while for it to come together, but that is normal for me. I was happy with the results though.

The flower is from the Daisy Delight stamp set, the musical background is from the BBD#6 stamp set and the sentiment is from the newly released Designer Flowers stamp set. I love all the sentiments in this set.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Daisy Delight stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamos BBD#6 stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Designer Flowers stamp set.

Ink: Versamark Watermark ink, Distress ink – Worn Lipstick, Hero Arts – Soft Pool shadow ink

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts folded notcards – Pool, Grass

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, heat tool, anti-static pillow, Copic markers, PTI Cover Plate – Quatrafoil die, Spellbinders tan embossing mat, Wplus9 Folk Art Florals Designer Dies (leaves), Foam dimensionals, Fiskars stamp press

This week’s winner will receive a $15 Gift Voucher to the AnnaBelle Store. Hope you will play along with us. Be sure to check out the rest of the Belles’ projects – their links are on my side bar. Make sure you also stop by Janet O’Brien’s blog – she is Guest Designing with us.

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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To Infinity and Beyond

This card was a really quick (and small) birthday card I made for a friend’s son who had a birthday last week. I already had the rocket coloured in, so it took less than 5 mins to assemble, which is unheard of for this slow crafter. The rocket stamp/die is from Papertrey Ink and I just can’t get enough of my AnnaBelle Stamps background stamp – BBD#5.


Stamps: Papertrey Ink – Boy Basics: Out of this World Stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#5

Ink: Memento – Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black Versafine – Onyx Black

Card:  AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts folded note cards – Grass

Other Supplies: PTI Rocket Die, Cuttlebug, Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals

Short and sweet today. Thanks for dropping by,


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Just a Note – Gift Set

Hey there,

Here is the other set of cards that I made as Christmas gifts. I made two sets of these. They are very similar to the first set that I blogged here.


Stamps: Hero Arts/Studio Calico Lattice background stamp, AnnaBelle Stamps Fanciful Flowers Stamp set

Ink: Memento inks – Bahama Blue, Tangelo, Sweet Plum, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves, Hero Arts – Soft Pool Shadow Ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black

Card: Hero Arts Note cards – Cerulean, Poppy, Pool, Iris, Punch and Grass

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Simon Says Stamp Fresh Daisies die, Cuttlebug, WRMK Corner Chomper, Tombow Mono Multi glue

As you know, I love making colourful sets of cards – I’m addicted.

Just before I go, I want to show you the latest addition to our family. His name is Mack. He is adorable and is being drowned showered with love by my two kids. It is their first pet, so they are very excited!

Thanks for stopping by,


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Friday Feature – AnnaBelle Stamps New Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the new stamp release blog hop for AnnaBelle Stamps. You should have arrived from the very sweet Kylie’s blog.

Today, two new stamp sets are being released along with some new gingham ribbons! First up the new stamp sets – Designer Flower and Standing Tall.

I had so much fun playing with these new sets, I made four cards. The first two are almost identical, I just used different mediums. Prisma colour pencils on the first one and Distress Stains on the second.

And for the next two, I white heat embossed again, and added subtle shading with Copic Markers.

I used a teeny tiny little bit of the new Licorice gingham ribbon on the last card. Here are all the new gingham ribbons coming into the store.


Card 1: Thinking of you on Kraft

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Designer Flowers Stamp set

Ink: Versamark watermark ink

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Kraft Card

Other Supplies: Prismacolor Pencils, AnnaBelle Stamp embossing powder – white, anti static pillow, heat tool, Martha Stewart score board

Card 2: Thinking of you using Distress Stains

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Designer Flowers Stamp set

Ink: Versamark watermark ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black, Distress Stains – Broken China, Faded Jeans and Weathered Wood

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White cardstock

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps embossing powder – white, anti static pillow, heat tool

Card 3: Happy Birthday to You

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Standing Tall Stamp set

Ink: Versamark watermark ink

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White cardstock, Hero Arts notecards – Azure and Cerulean

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps embossing powder – white, anti static pillow, heat tool, Copic Markers

Card 4: Thanks

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Standing Tall Stamp set

Ink: Versamark watermark ink

Card: Hero Arts notecards – Pool, Regal Craft Card – Textured

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps embossing powder – white, anti static pillow, heat tool, Copic Markers, AnnaBelle Stamps Metallic Sprinkles, AnnaBelle Stamps Licorice Gingham ribbon, foam dimensionals, SpellBinders Label 2 die, Cuttlebug

Now for a GIVEAWAY. First prize is both the new sets and the second prize is some Gingham Ribbon – 2m of each colour. In order to be in the running to win the blog hop prize, you need to comment on all of the DT’s blog and then head back to the ABS blog and add your name to the inlinkz. You have until Sunday 8pm (Australian EST) to enter.

Combo Special Deal – Standing Tall and Designer Flowers will be discounted by 20% for this weekend only!  If you happen to be the lucky winner of the blog hop and have ordered them, you will be refunded.

Your next stop on the hop is Therese. No doubt she will have some eye candy for you.

Thanks for stopping by,


Blog Hop Order

ABS blog



Marion <– you’re here!




ABS Blog

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Muse Designer

Hi there,
Just popping in quickly with a little announcement about a new challenge blog that is launching today called Muse Card Club. This is a new venture created by the very talented Jackie Rockwell. What’s more, I have been asked to join the Design Team! Wow…I am very privileged to be working alongside some of my biggest crafting idols!

Head to the blog here for more details on what the challenge blog is all about and to see who else is on the Design Team.

Hope you will join us for the fun ride. Go here now…what are you waiting for!

Until next time,


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