AnnaBelle SKetch Challenge

Are you ready for a new AnnaBelle Stamps sketch challenge?


I turned the sketch for this one. The background had me scratching my head for a little while, until the idea of using some patterned paper popped into my head…which is such a rarity for me!

Whimsy Flowers


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Whimsy Flowers Stamp set

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White Card

Other Supplies: Copis markers, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm twine – white, AnnaBelle Stamps 4mm pearl, foam dimensionals, Echo Park – This and That 6×6 paper pad

This challenge will run for 2 weeks and the winner will receive a $15 Gift Voucher to the AnnaBelle Store. I 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. Also make sure you also visit Janet O’Brien’s blog as she is Guest Designing with us.

Thanks for stopping by,


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I am very excited to be here sharing my first card as a designer for the Muse Card Club. Have you played along with us yet?


Today’s card is actually ink-free! What? Yep, you heard me… no ink! I created the background using two different washi tape patterns…I lined up the chevrons to create a really nifty diamond pattern. I think the yellow, orange and teal colour combo is so bright and happy!


I die cut the sentiment and used the negative space…backing it with some teal card stock. Hopefully you can see it better in this photo.

Hello - detail

I would love to see how you are inspired by my card. Here are some of the guidelines…

  • Use the Muse card as inspiration, explain your interpretation and link back to Muse.
  • Provide supportive comments to at least 3 of your fellow member’s submissions.
  • Vote for 3 of your fellow member’s submissions that you find inspiring.

For the full challenge guidelines go here.


Stamps: None

Ink: None

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white card stock, Bazzill teal card stock

Other Supplies: Washi tape – Smash, Papertrey Ink Block Alphabet die collection, Cuttlebug

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you will find the time to play along,

Until next time,


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Love you

*For the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop see post below*

I am popping in REALLY quickly as it is late and I should be going to bed!

This is a mini card – about 7.5cm by 7.5cm. Very cute. We don’t tend to do Valentine’s Day in our household, so it didn’t go to my hubby – a friend of mine wanted it for hers! Ha! My hubby did make pancakes for the kids for breaky on Valentine’s Day and I asked for some love heart ones, and he did it!

Love you

I am entering this into a couple of challenges. CASology’s cue this week is Red and the Scrapbook Boutique is having a love challenge inspired by the following photo.

Week 31 - Red

February 2013

Oh and here are the pancakes with maple syrup! They were yum!



Stamps: Paper Smooches – Sentiment Sampler

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white card stock, Bazzill card stock -red

Other Supplies: PTI Block Alphabet die collection, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart Heart punch

Short and sweet. Thanks for dropping by,


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New AnnaBelle stamps and Dies 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 dies! First up here is the stamp set Easter Chickadee with matching dies!



For this card I used the dies and a sentiment and created a colourful stack of birds.

Spring blessings

Next I used some of the cute flowers from the set to create a little garden scene.


And last but not least is the Easter Blessings stamp set. I just fell in love with those tulips!


Easter Blessings


Card 1: Spring Blessings

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Chickadee Stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#5 Stamp set

Ink: Versamark watermark ink

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White Card, Hero Arts Folded note cards – various colours)

Other Supplies:  AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Chickadee dies, Cutttlebug, AnnaBelle Stamps embossing powder – white, anti static pillow, heat tool, Martha Stewart Heart punch, Glossy Accents, Foam dimensionals, Googly eyes, WRMK Corner chomper, Uniball signo white gel pen

Card 2: Blessings

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Chickadee Stamp set,

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Card: AnnaBelle stamps smooth white cardstock

Other Supplies: Copic markers, AnnaBelle Stamps 3mm pearls, Glossy accents (to adhere pearls), Memento Tuxedo Black marker, ruler, WRMK Corner chomper

Card 3: Easter Blessings

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Blessings stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps BBD# 7

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo

Card: AnnaBelle stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts Folded notecards – Iris, Poppy

Other Supplies: Copic markers, WRMK Corner chomper

Now for a GIVEAWAY. If you would like to own both of the new stamp sets and matching dies, 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 – Purchase both the new sets and matching dies (Easter Blessings, Easter Chickadee and the Easter Chickadee dies) and receive 20% off the total price (a total cost of $36.85 reduced to $29.48!)

ALSO, this new Designer Flowers die has entered the store coordinates with the Designer Flowers Stamp set that was released last month. It is also discounted by 20%, but only until midnight this Sunday.


Your next stop on the hop is my sweet friend Therese.

Thanks for stopping by,


Blog Hop Order

ABS blog




Marion <– you’re here!




ABS Blog

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Video Tutorial for AnnaBelle Stamps – Satin Ribbon Flowers

Happy Tuesday everyone,

Today I have a video to share with you for AnnaBelle Stamps on how I make flowers out of satin ribbon. It makes a perfect gift when filled with something special to give to your loved one this Valentines.

Satin Ribbon Flowers Gift Box

To view the video, head over to the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog.


Stamps: None

Ink: None

Card: Hero Arts folded cards – Grass

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps 16mm Satin Ribbon – Rose, Blossom, AnnaBelle Stamps Gingham ribbon – Kiwi, Gift box (recycled from a Christmas Present of mine), Arbee Gems, Hot glue gun, Wplus9 Folk Art Florals Designer Dies (leaves), Cuttlebug.

Thanks for stopping by,

Until next time,


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