WPlus9 – Monday Mood Board #17


Popping in quickly with a card for the Monday Mood Board #17 challenge using the inspiration picture below. I love all the summery colours.


Here’s my card using the Folk Art Floral Stamp set. I love this little set!


Friends - detail


Stamps: WPlus9 Folk Art Florals stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Standing Tall stamp set (3 little dot stamp), Hero Arts Envelope Pattern woodblock stamp

Ink: VersaFine -Smokey Gray, Hero Arts Inks – Butterbar, Pool, Memento Ink – Bamboo Leaves, Lady Bug

Card: X-Press It Copic Blending Blending Card, Hero Arts Folded Notecard – Daffodil

Other Supplies: Spellbinders Labels 8 die, Cuttlebug, foam dimensionals, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm twine, Glossy Accents, Fine tip marker

Thanks for stopping by,


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Sketch Challenge at AnnaBelles

Hello. It’s time for another sketch challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps.


I decided to try something a little different for me…I used pattern paper as the base. I thought it fit in with the tree image quite nicely. This stamp set is called Tree-MEN-dous, but I love making it feminine by adding flowers! Oh how I long for spring…I am so sick of winter!

Happy Birthday Tree

Happy Birthday Tree - detail


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Tree-MEN-Dous stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Dotted Flowers stamp set

Ink: Memento Ink – Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Distress Markers – Pumice Stone, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Versamark – Watermark ink

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps kraft cardstock, AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Carnation and Punch

Other Supplies: Crate Paper – 6x6paper pad, AnnaBelle Stamps Satin ribbon – Blossom, AnnaBelle Stamps 3mm pearls, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm hemp twine, AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, heat tool, Anti Static pillow, foam dimensionals, Hero Arts – Cute tag die, Cuttlebug, Ink blending tool, Glossy Accents, Vellum, Carl Craft small flower punch

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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New AnnaBelle Stamps, a Giveaway and a Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the AnnaBelle Stamps new release Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Kylie’s lovely blog.


Today, three new stamps sets are being released into the store. They are Cherry Blossom, Remember When and Beside the Sea.

First up I have made a card using the set Cherry Blossom. I had fun painting with Distress Markers and water onto watercolour paper.

Blossom Flower

Cherry Blossom - detail

Next up I used the Remember When stamp set. This one is coloured with Prismacolor pencils and a Derwent blending pencil.

Remember When


Card 1: You Make my Heart Sing

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Cherry Blossom stamp set

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Distress Markers – Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Pumice Stone.

Card: Canson watercolour paper

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, Heat tool, Watercolour brush, Fine black marker

Card 2: Thinking of You

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Remember When stamp set

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento – Tuxedo Black

Card: Copic X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts Folded notecard – Mandarin

Other Supplies: Prismacolor Pencils, Derwent Blending pencil, Fine black marker, Post it notes (for masking)

Now for a GIVEAWAY. If you would like to win all three new stamp sets, 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.

Also if you purchase all three new stamp sets as a bundle, you’ll get a 20% discount, but only for this weekend.

Your next stop on the hop is Therese.

Thanks for stopping by,


Blog Hop Order

ABS blog




Marion <– you’re here!





ABS Blog

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More sneak peeks at AnnaBelle Stamps


Hope you are ready to see some more sneak peeks of the stamps that will be released into the AnnaBelle Store this coming Friday. Today, Andrea, Tobi and I will be showing you some projects made with one of the new sets called Cherry Blossom. Here’s mine.

Thinking of you

Thinking of you - detail

Be sure to stop by the ABS blog each day this week to see more peeks at the other sets and then a full reveal on Friday night at 8pm AEST with a DT blog hop and a chance to win the whole release.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Cherry Blossom Stamp set (soon to be released), AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#6

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black, Hero Arts Inks – Tide Pool, Butterbar, Bubblegum and Wet Cement

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts Folded Notecards – Pool and Daffodil

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, Spellbinders dies – Label 8, Cuttlebug, Fine black marker, Uniball white Signo gel pen

Head on over to Andrea and Tobi’s blogs to see what they have created with this new set.

Thanks for stopping by,


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Hoot Hoot

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


This week I wanted to do something a little different – so I have made a shaped card. I purchased a cute Sizzix Big Owl #2 die from a craft expo that I recently went to – and I love it! (Therese – I’ve finally used it!)


Owl - inside

Maybe you will be inspired by making a shaped card or using an owl or some other bird on your project. It is totally up to you. 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: Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler Stamp set

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black, Distress Inks – Mustard Seed, Pumice Stone, Fired Brick

Card: X-Press It Copic Blending Blending Card

Other Supplies: Sizzix Big Owl #2 die, Cuttlebug, Patterned paper 6×6 pads – MME – Follow Your Heart, Echo Park – This and That, Glossy Accents, Ink blending tool, Fine black marker

Until next time,


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