AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop

Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Annabelle Stamps | 27 comments

Hi and welcome to another AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Patti’s blog. If you want to start the hop from the beginning, hop on over to the AnnaBelle Stamps blog.

Today the Belles are showcasing the just-released “Gifted Swirls” stamp set.

When I saw Amy Wanford’s brilliant CAS Christmas card recently, it was love at first sight – and so that is what I tried to replicate with my card. If you haven’t checked out her blog, you should as she is one of the CAS queens.

The stamp has a star at the top and it just didn’t look right in black and I tried various methods to colour it but nothing looked ‘right’ – so in the end I left it off by not inking it. The tree is coloured with Copics.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps “Gifted Swirls” stamp set
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: Regal Craft Card – beige
Other Supplies: Copic markers, Red buttons – from my stash, Anchor thread – white, Glossy Accents (to adhere buttons)

I was hoping to make another card as well to showcase this great new set of Andrea’s, but I have a sick household and a second card didn’t eventuate. I have had the flu for the past 2 weeks and my son has a nasty tummy bug. I’ll spare you the details but I will say that we have washed a lot of sheets in the last 24 hours! My poor possum! He just can’t keep anything down!

Thanks for stopping by…and now you are hopping over to the AnnaBelle Blog. Don’t forget to add your name to the inlinkz below for your chance to win this fabulous stamp set! And not only that, but Andrea has a fabulous deal on offer – “Purchase all three new Christmas sets released this month and receive a pack of 6mm Sprinkles free!”


How to Play:

To keep our hop as fun and simple as possible, click through each of the DT blogs to see what they’ve created using this set. You can comment if you like, and leave your name using the Inlinkz on any of the DT blogs, or on the ABS blog. You don’t have to comment on all of our blogs, just remember to add your name for your chance to win the Blog Hop prize which is the Gifted Swirls stamp set. Along with each of our blog hops we will announce a special deal which is “Purchase all three new Christmas sets released this month and receive a pack of 6mm Sprinkles free!”


  1. I love your CAS card…. it’s totally awesome! I may have to CASE your CAS card!

  2. Beautiful design Marion! I love the pops of red with the buttons.

  3. What a fabulous CAS card and love the shading!

  4. Terrific card — love how you colored the tree and those buttons are great!

  5. another gorgeous creation Marion!! Super talented lady!!!!

  6. Talking about CAS queens!!!!!!!!!
    Another awesome card Marion…….colour the loops off course!!!!

  7. Ooops fingers moving quicked than my brain today…….that should read of course!!!

  8. Very cool version!!

  9. This is fantastic! I adore the placement of the buttons on the tree!!

  10. Ugh, I’m sorry you and your son have been sick. I hope you get over the flu soon! I absolutely ADORE your card, Marion. The CAS design, the beautiful coloring, and the fun buttons really work together. It’s gorgeous!!

  11. Totally awesome.

  12. So simple and so beautiful! FAB card! Love it!

  13. love the tree and buttons! great card!

  14. Loveeeeeeeeeeee it! This card is,in a word… PERFECT! You are sooo clever Marion!

  15. WOW!!! This is sooo cool – I’ll case this one day if I may??? (-:

  16. Hey Marion! Firstly, you are far too sweet and kind with your words! I’m so happy you liked my card and it inspired you to create this beauty! The buttons are balanced to perfection and personally, I think you did the right thing leaving the star and lettin’ those buttons shine 🙂
    Sorry to hear that your household is in the midst of icky bugs right now…I hope you’re all starting to feel better soon!

  17. Sooo beautiful Marion.. Love the buttons..Loz

  18. Simply fabulous! I love this tree design. The buttons, the coloring and the sentiment are all terrific. Great card!

  19. Love how you chose to color in the tree so much fun! Thank you!

  20. WOW – CAS and elegant and so simple but packing such a punch! WOW is all I can think of to say!

  21. Gorgeous CAS card Marion, love how you coloured the branches!

  22. Great card, those buttons really pop!

  23. Wow, this one really stands out, love the simplicity and those fab red buttons. A beautiful card,

  24. Love your design with this stamp and the use of buttons. Very Clever!!

  25. this is pure brilliance Marion!! love the CAS style and the colouring of the tree is superb! will have to CASE this one-lol!!
    Hope your household is feeling better and over the ‘bugs’ of the week! 🙂

  26. Wow Marion, this card is just incredible! I love it, and your ‘case’ has been beautifully done!!

  27. Fabulous CASE of Amy’s card! Your tree is so cool!

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