Friday Feature – Jewelled Christmas

This week the Belles are showcasing the Jewelled Christmas Stamp set at AnnaBelle Stamps.

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I had some fun trying a new technique this week – creating a marbled background with Adirondack alcohol inks onto glossy card stock. I decided to keep my project small as it was a bit of an experiment – so hence another tag ๐Ÿ™‚ I wasn’t sure if I could heat emboss over the top, but it worked a treat. I added some clear sprinkles to add some shine. The tag is nice and glossy in real life.

Season's greetings tag

Supplies

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Jewelled Christmas stamp set

Ink: Adirondack alcohol ink – Wild Plum, Pink Sherbert and Snow cap, Versamark ink

Card: Adirondack alcohol ink card stock

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, anti-static bag, heat tool, AnnaBelle Stamps clear Sprinkles 4mm, Glossy Accents (to adhere sprinkles), AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm hemp twine, Hero Arts Long and Cute tag frame die, Cuttlebug

You still have a couple more days to enter this month’s challenge. Go here for all the details.

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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 which can be found here.
  • 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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Topical Tuesday – Inlaid Die Cutting technique

Hellooooo again. Well I am pleased to say my craft room is unpacked and I have started crafting again ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay.

Today it is my turn over on the AnnaBelle Stamps blog, bringing you a technique that I think is pretty cool. To see the process I used to make this tag, head on over to the AnnaBelle Stamps blog for a photo tutorial.

Inlaid die cutting - Merry Christmas tag

Supplies

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Merry Messages Stamp set

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black

Paper: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth white cardstock, Bazzill card stock – 3 shades of Aqua

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps Decorated Christmas dies, Cuttlebug, AnnaBelle Stamps Licorice Gingham ribbon, AnnaBelle Stamps White hemp twine 0.8mm, Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner, Memento marker – Tuxedo Black, PTI Tag Sae #2 die, Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive

Head over here to have a peek at my tutorial,

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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For You – Muse #44

Hello…remember me? Long time no blog. We have moved and are still in the process of unpacking – but we are loving our new home.

Today it is my turn at the Muse Card Club.

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For you

Today’s card incorporates the chalkboard technique – to see a video tutorial on how I did on this, go here. I really love how this card turned out and have already given it to a friend. However you don’t have to do this technique at all, you may be inspired in a completely different way. See where your creativity takes you.

For you - detail

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 memberโ€™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.

Supplies

Stamps: Purple Onion Design ‘Birdie Cage’ Stamp set, Avery Elle ‘Oh Happy Day’ stamp set (sentiment)

Ink: Versamark ink, Color Box pigment ink – Frost white

Card: Bazzill card stock – black, Hero Arts folded notecards – snow, Scrap cardstock – various colours (small flowers)

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, anti static pillow, heat tool, foam dimensionals, Carl Carla Craft punch – 2 x small flowers, AnnaBelle stamps pearls – 3mm, Glossy Accents (to adhere pearls), Uniball White signo pen

Hope you can find some time to play along this week,

Marion

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Hello. It’s time for another month long challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps…. and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Can you believe it?

I certainly can’t even get into Christmas mode as this week my family and I are moving, so I am up to my eyeballs in boxes and packing and to top it off I have a cold too! I will actually be taking a bit of a blogging break while we move – so things will be a little quiet here for a while. But the good news is that I hope to get a crafty space in our new house and not in the corner of our dining room!

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Not your traditional Christmas colours, but I had fun experimenting. I white heat embossed the wreath ontoย  blue card stock, then water coloured the leaves with Distress markers and a watercolour brush.

Merry Christmas Wreath

Merry Christmas Wreath - detail

Supplies

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Holly branch stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Christmas Scene Baubles stamp set (sentiment and bows)

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress markers – Peeled Paint, Barn Door

Card: Hero Arts Folded Note cards – Snow and Powder

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, anti-static bag, heat tool, foam dimensionals, AnnaBelle Stamps Cherry Sprinkles 3mm and 4mm, Glossy Accents (to adhere sprinkles)

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

Thanks for stopping by,
I’ll be back after the move! Wish me luck ๐Ÿ™‚
Marion

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 which can be found here.
  • 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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