Friday Feature – Butterfly Sunshine

Yay, it’s Friday!


It’s birthday week at AnnaBelle Stamps! For one week only, it is 20% off storewide to celebrate AnnaBelle Stamp’s 4th birthday.  The code is – 4years – with the clearance section as the only exclusion.

For this week’s Friday Feature, the Belles are using the newly released stamp set Butterfly Sunshine. It is such a lovely set.


Happiest of Days

I must admit I don’t use a lot of kraft cardstock – to be honest I find it a bit ‘dirty’ looking, but I thought it worked OK here as it really let the focal image take centre stage. I couldn’t have spaced out the sun rays evenly if I hadn’t used my stamp-a-ma-jig. I have only acquired one recently, and I don’t know how I managed so long with out one! A must have tool in your stash, especially if you are working with rubber stamps like this set is.

Happiest of Days - detail


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Butterfly sunshine  stamp set

Ink: Hero Arts inks – Butter bar, VersaFine Onyx Black

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, AnnaBelle Stamps Kraft cardstock

Other Supplies: PTI Mat Stack 3 die, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders circle die, Foam dimensionals, AnnaBelle Stamps Black current Sprinkles – 3mm, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Copic markers

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

Before I get onto my card – some housekeeping. Things are changing slightly here at AnnaBelles.

  • Challenges will now run for a month – so more opportunities for you to enter.
  • We also ask that you use an AnnaBelle Stamp as your main focal image. If you don’t have any AnnaBelle Stamps – no problem, there are some freebie digi stamps HERE.
  • Finally, one random winner will receive a $20 gift voucher to the store. We will still be featuring our Top 3.


For this week’s card I used Splat Attack which is a newly released set and it is a lot of fun to play with.


Loved - detail


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Splat Attack stamp set

Ink: Hero Arts Inks – Pool, Tide, Green Hills, Butterbar, Bubblegum and Pale  Tomato, VersaFine – Onyx Black

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White cardstock

Other Supplies: Memory Box Darla Butterfly die, Cuttlebug, Vellum

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 the first Friday of each month at 8:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
  • Each challenge runs until 24 hours prior to the next challenge.
  • All entries MUST include AnnaBelle Stamps as the main focal image, this can include our digi range.
  • One random winner will be the lucky recipient of a $20.00 AnnaBelle Stamps Discount Coupon!  This opens the challenge up for everyone to play along with and to have a chance at the prize.
  • We will feature our Top 3 picks and announce the winner prior to the next challenge going live.

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 a image sharing site like Flickr and include a link to the challenge in your description.
  • 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.
  • You may enter any of our challenges several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
  • Only AnnaBelle images can be used as the main image.
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Case Study #155

I haven’t played along in a challenge for ages –  and what a better way than with Case Study #155 where the Muse is one of my all time favourite card makers – Jennifer McGuire. Here is her inspiration card.


I was drawn to the banners, but created one big one, instead of smaller ones. The background stamping also emulates the diagonal feel that is on Jennifer’s card.

You fill my thoughts

And while I was at it, I decided to try another Jennifer idea and make a card that was not the norm – the banner lifts open to write your message underneath. I can’t find a link to where she showed this idea, but it made such an impression on me I wanted to try it. The main focal point was a little time consuming as I placed all those individual pieces back into the die cut, but I love the result!

You fill my thoughts - detail


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Expressions for You stamp set, Hero Arts Envelope Pattern woodblock stamp

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black

Card: X-Press It Copic Blending Blending Card, Hero Arts Folded Notecards/Layering Papers – Daffodil, Cerulean, Pool and Tide

Other Supplies: Simon Says Stamp ‘You’ die, Simon Says Stamp Delicate Dahlia die, Cuttlebug, Copic Marker B04, MME Enamel Accents

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