AnnaBelle stamps release (blog hop and a giveaway)

Hello and welcome to the AnnaBelle Stamps January release Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Kylie’s blog. Today, two new stamp sets are being released into the store. Check them out below.


Two hearts

Pillow box

I used all the same elements in both to make them a set.

Complete set


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Wedding Medallion Stamp Set , AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#9 Elegance Stamp set

Ink: Luxe Memento Ink – Teal Zeal, Rose Bud, Hero Arts ink – Pool, Soft Pool

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts notecards – Tide

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, Cuttlebug, PTI Pillow Box die, WRMK Corner Chomper, Tag, Gold thread, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Confetti Hearts punch, Glossy Accents

Now for a giveaway. To be in the running to win these sets, simply comment on all the DT blogs and then add your name to the inlinkz on the ABS blog. Happy hopping and good luck.

Your next stop on the hop is Therese’s blog.


Blog Hop Order

ABS blog



Marion <– you’re here!




ABS Blog

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Hello Friend – Muse #52

I hope you were able to join in with the 1st anniversary celebrations at the Muse Card Club last week. We had lots of great entries. This week, I am back with another card for your inspiration.


Hello Friend

Hello Friend - 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 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: Papertrey ink – Think Big Favorites #3

Ink: VersaFine – Smokey Gray, Distress ink – Iced Spruce, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick

Card: Neenah Solar white card stock, AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White cardstock

Other Supplies: Fancy That Leafy Swirl die, MFT Chevrons die, MFT Upsy Daisy dies, Cuttlebug, Amy Tangerine Yes Please 6 x 6 paper pad, Creative Pl Create and Make 12 x 12 paper pad, AnnaBelle Stamps Icicle sprinkles – 3mm and 4mm, Glossy Accents (to adhere sprinkles), Arbee Gems, Sponge daubers, Stamp-a-ma-jig

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


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January 2014 Papertrey Blog Hop

I’m popping in just before the deadline for this month’s Papertrey Ink Blog Hop – Pretty in Pink.

PTI Pink

I layered strips of patterned paper onto some white card stock and then to create a softer look, I sewed a piece of vellum over the top. The sentiment is white heat embossed on top of the vellum.



Stamps: PTI Life is Sweet Stamp Set, PTI Think Big Favorites #3

Ink: Hero Arts – Bubblegum, Memento – Lilac Posies, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Patterned Paper (brand to come), PTI The Sweet Life dies, Cuttlebug, Stamp-a-ma-jig, AnnaBelle Stamps pearls – 3mm, 4mm and 5mm, Sewing machine, Vellum

Until next time,


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AnnaBelle Stamps sneak peek

AnnaBelle Stamps is releasing some new stamps next week, so fellow DT member Kylie and I have created some projects to whet your appetite before the release.


Two hearts

To create the banner, I stamped onto some patterned paper in my new Luxe Memento ink (which I got for Christmas from my FAB SIL), and then clear embossed over the top. I love the shine and texture this technique creates and it also intensifies the ink colour.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Wedding Medallion Stamp Set (to be released next week), AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#9 Elegance Stamp set (to be released next week)

Ink: VersaFine – Smokey Gray, Luxe Memento Ink – Rose Bud

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

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, AnnaBelle Stamps clear embossing powder, heat tool, Creative Place – Make and Create 12×12 paper pad, Fiskars scallop edge punch, Rose ribbon (brand unknown), Glossy Accents (to adhere flower)

Be sure to check out Kylie’s blog for some more inspiration.

Until next time,


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Merry Christmas – a little late :)

I know I’m a little late, but I’m in summer holiday mode at the moment so everything goes at a slower pace right? This was my Christmas card for this year (well last year now). I wanted it to be simple enough to reproduce quickly.

Merry Christmas


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Jewelled Tree stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Merry Messages stamp set

Ink: Versamark ink, Hero Arts Tide Pool

Card: Hero Arts note cards – Pool, Tide

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps 4mm icicle sprinkles, AnnaBelles Stamps Opaque white embossing powder, Heat tool, Glossy Accents (to adhere sprinkles), Martha Stewart scoring board

Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be back soon with some of my holiday crafting projects.


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