Friday Feature at AnnaBelle Stamps

For this week’s Friday Feature at AnnaBelle Stamps, the Belles are showcasing the All Things Grow Stamp set. Such a great set to own as it has so many different uses. I wanted to use this set in a way I have never used before. I ended up using the reed image in the lower right hand corner and some masking, to make 3 different projects.

All things grow

I think these cards would be great for a male.

Happy Birthday


Hello Tag

Hopefully I have inspired you to look at your stamps in a new way. Andrea also has 20% this set for the weekend.



Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps All Things Grow Stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Shape it Up (sentiments for the 2 cards), AnnaBelle Stamps Garden Silhouette Stamp set (Tag sentiment)

Ink: VersaFine – Smokey Gray, Memento Ink – Teal Zeal, Bamboo Leaves

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock

Other Supplies: Eclipse masking tape, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm twine – turquoise, AnnaBelle Stamps DF Satin Ribbon – 16mm – Lime, WRMK Corner Chomper

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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Papertrey April Blog Hop

I’ve never participated in Papertrey Ink Hop before – but why not? I have managed to accumulate some awesome PTI products over the last couple of months. The challenge is to make a project with a design on an angle. I have been seeing lots of striped goodness lately – so I thought I would give it a go.


Celebrate Today

Big and bold. I love the Sweet Life stamp set 🙂


Stamps: PTI – The Sweet Life stamp set, PTI –  Mat Stack 3 Collection stamp set

Ink: Memento – Lady Bug, Lilac Posies, Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves, VersaFine – Onyx Black and Smokey Gray

Card: Neenah Solar White card stock, Bazzill Basics – Dark Grey, Light Green

Other Supplies: PTI Mat Stack 3 dies, PTI Layerz Mat Stack 3 die, PTI – The Sweet Life dies, foam dimensionals

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With love

I am currently on holidays and so have had some extra crafty time. This is a card I made last week for a challenge, but as usual, I deliberated way too long and missed the deadline. I spent about a week deciding whether to put some of the dots back inside the holes – randomly, in a pattern…oh the dilemma! It is quite laughable really, but in the end I opted for no dots!

I am trying the slanted look – very trendy at the moment, but for this symmetrical girl, it was (and is) a challenge!

With love


Stamps: None

Ink: None

Card: Neenah Solar White card stock, Hero Arts Folded Note cards – Grass, Pool, Cerulean, Blush, Mandarin

Other Supplies: Die-namics Daint Dots die, Cuttlebug, Kaisercraft Thank you Cards Rub on, Martha Stewart Heart Punch, Glossy Accents

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You’re so special to me

Hello. It is Friday again and that means it is time for another challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps.

Before I get to the challenge though, the AnnaBelle team is very happy to be welcoming a new DT member today and that is Donna Wardle. Make sure you visit her wonderful blog and leave her some love.

Now onto this week’s challenge which is a sketch.


And here is my take…

You're so special to me


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Backgrounds by Design #5 stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Lil’ Bees Big Flowers stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Designer Flowers stamp set (sentiment)

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Regal Craft Card Textured cardstock

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm twine – Turquoise, Glossy Accents, Foam dimensionals

This challenge will run for 2 weeks and the 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.

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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Thinking of you at Muse #13

I am back again today sharing another card at the Muse Card Club. Can you believe we are up to Muse #13 already? Hope that you will find some time to play along this week.


This week, I have made a card by colouring directly onto the stamp using Distress Markers. The Hero Arts Little Stencil Flower stamp actually has a stem, but I was able to leave it off using this method. Before stamping I huffed on the stamp. I then went back over it and added in some details with the same colour distress marker.

Thinking of you

The middle flower is popped up on some foam to add some dimension.

Thinking of you - detail

I can’t wait to see how my card inspires you this week.

Here are some of the guidelines if you are unfamiliar with how Muse works.

  • 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, once voting opens.

For the full challenge guidelines go here.


Stamps: Hero Arts Little Stencil Flower stamp, Hero Arts Find Joy Stamp set (sentiment and leaves)

Ink: Distress Markers – Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint, VersaFine Onyx Black

Card: X-Press It Copic Blending Blending Card

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps 4mm Icicle Sprinkles, Foam dimensionals, Mask-It Film

Until next time,


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