A winner and a little bit of sunshine

Hi there,
Popping in very quickly to announce the winner of the little giveaway I had on my blog last week.

Congratulations Paulette…I have emailed you 🙂

And before I head off, I made this card a while back but never shared it. It uses the Jane’s Doodle set “Doodle Flowers”. Hopefully it will brighten your day.



Stamps: Jane’s Doodles ‘Doodle Flowers’ stamp set

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine – Onyx Black

Card: X-Press It Copic Blending Blending Card, Hero Arts note cards – Mandarin and Poppy

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, AnnaBelle Stamps metallic sprinkles, Tombow Mono Multi adhesive, Uniball white signo gel pen, Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Thanks so much for stopping by,


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Featuring Christmas Stamps and a Giveaway!

Happy Friday Peeps!

For this week’s Friday Feature at AnnaBelle Stamps, the Belles are showcasing Christmas Stamp sets. Go here to check them all out. Today I have used the Jewelled Tree stamp set.

Now a couple of weekends ago I did a little spot of shopping at the Brisbane craft show – and among quite a few purchases, I bought some Hero Arts shadow inks. So today I went to town using the colours Bubblegum, Green Hills and Pool.

Merry Christmas

And I also used my new Sakura Gelly Roll pen. I’m not usually a glitter girl, but I do like my new pen. A lot less mess! Hopefully you can see the glitter goodness a bit better in this photo.

Merry Christmas - detail

Giveaway! As we are focusing on Christmas stamp sets, how about a giveaway? I have an extra copy of the Gifted Swirls Stamp set (see image below). It is not the set I have used today, but it is one of the many Christmas sets available at AnnaBelle Stamps. Leave a comment on this post by Monday 9am (AEST) and I’ll randomly choose a winner. I am happy to post worldwide 🙂 Want to see how this stamp set can be used – head here and check out some projects.

gifted swirls

Andrea also has 20% off all Christmas sets for this weekend only until midnight Sunday (AEST).



Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Jewelled Tree Stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#5 stamp set

Ink:  VersaFine – Smokey Grey, Hero Arts Shadow ink – Bubblegum, Pool and Green Hills

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts layering papers – Grass, Pine

Other Supplies: Sakura Gelly Roll clear glitter pen, Foam dimensionals

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

Thanks for stopping by,


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Video Tutorial – Monochromatic Copic Colouring


Today I have another Topical Tuesday video to share with you over on the AnnaBelle Stamps blog. Here is a look at the card I’ve created.

Monochromatic Copic colouring


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Whimsy Flowers Stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Fanciful Flowers Stamp set (sentiment)

Ink: Versamark watermark ink

Paper: Smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts folded note card – Tide and Pool

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, heat tool, Embossing buddy, AnnaBelle Stamps pearls – 4mm and 3mm, Copic Markers – BG10, BG15, BG45, Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive

Head here to view the video.

Thanks for stopping by,


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Hey There – Muse

I am back with another card for the Muse Card Club.


I have a very CAS card for you this week.

To create the ombre background I used Copic markers and kept blending the colours together until I had a smooth gradient (see the supplies for the colours I used). I then die cut the word ‘hey’ and used the negative space. The ‘there’ is white heat embossed.

Hey There

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: Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler stamp set

Ink: Versamark watermark ink

Card: X-Press It Copic Blending Blending Card

Other Supplies: Copic Markers – BG15, B04, B32, B97, PTI Block Alphabet die collection, Cuttlebug, AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, heat tool, anti static pillow

I am so glad that you stopped by today. I look forward to seeing your creations.


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It’s all about Dad

Hello again. This week at AnnaBelle Stamps we have a colour challenge for you…and I certainly did find this a challenge. It was the blue that I struggled with the most.


In Australia we don’t celebrate Father’s Day until September, so I am nice and early with this one! These colours seemed very manly to me – hence my male inspired card. See those flags in the corner? They are my newly purchased chipboard pieces that I coloured with Versacolor ink (pigment ink).

Dad - orange

Dad - orange detail

Now I wasn’t sure if I was happy with the orange background, so I tried a blue one as well – but in the end I think I like the orange better.

Dad - blue


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Tree-MEN-dous stamp set

Ink: VersaFine – Vintage Sepia, Distress Ink – Wild Honey, Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass, Versacolor – Orange, Cyan, Distress Markers – Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock

Other Supplies: Ranger ink blending tool, Finger sponge daubers, Scrapmatts Chipboard pieces – flags 02,  Foam dimensionals

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

Before I go, this past weekend I had the privilege of meeting (for the first time) my fellow DT and blogging buddy Therese. Therese and I started blogging around the same time (nearly 3 years ago now!) and she was one of my first followers. I flew up to Brisbane and we went to the Brisbane Craft Expo together. We had a lot of fun chatting and buying….but it was so lovely to finally meet her in person! Here’s a little picture my sister snapped of us from my phone. I’m on the left and Therese is on the right.

Marion and Therese

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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