Polka dot fun

Hello. It is Friday again. This week at AnnaBelle Stamps we have a fun theme challenge for you. Who doesn’t like polka dots?


I have to give full credit to Sue Kohler and her idea of using the AnnaBelle stamps ‘Shape it Up stamp’ set and turning it into a flower. Check hers out here. Here is my take on it.

Thinking of you

Thinking of you - detail


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Shape it up stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Designer Flowers stamp set (sentiment)

Ink: Hero Arts Ink – Butterbar, Versamark watermark ink

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts note card – Shallows, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Grass, Pool

Other Supplies: Copic Markers (green x 2), Fancy That – Leafy Swirl die, Cuttlebug, My Mind’s Eye – Enamel Dots, American Crafts button, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm twine – white, Glue dots, AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, heat tool, anti-static pillow

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

And in other news, I’m not sure if you have seen, but I am one of the guest designers in the current online class Summer Card Class 2. I am super excited to be involved and very honoured at the same time. This class is really jam packed with videos and fun techniques. Check it out here.

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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Sneak Peeks at AnnaBelle Stamps

Happy Friday Peeps!

Long time no blog! I have good reason for my absence – I have been sick! I am still not 100% and it is dragging into its third week, but this winter’s flu got me good and proper. But I think I am FINALLY on the mend, but no crafting has been done until yesterday.


This week at AnnaBelle Stamps the Belles are teasing you with sneak peeks of some stamps that will be released into the store very soon. Make sure you visit all the Belles blogs to check out their awesome creations.

Last week I didn’t play along, but TWO news Belles were introduced to the AnnaBelle DT. Please stop by Tobi and Marcia’s blog to welcome them – even if it is a week late! Welcome ladies. I can’t wait to see what you guys create each week.

My card this week was inspired by Cristina Kowalczyk. I loved this card of hers and pinned it immediately – that girl comes up with the MOST clever ideas sometimes. Here is my humble version of hers.

Heart Sing

Herat Sing - detail


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Cherry Blossom Stamp set (soon to be released)

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts Folded Notecards – Carnation

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static pillow, Sakura Gelly Roll clear glitter pen, Foam dimensionals, WRMK Corner Chomper, Spellbinders dies – circles, Cuttlebug

Be sure to check out the rest of the Belles’ projects for some more sneak peaks – their links are on my side bar. Lots of fun is coming to the store soon.

Thanks for stopping by,


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