AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop

Posted by on October 12, 2012 in Annabelle Stamps, Challenges | 32 comments

Hello and welcome to the latest blog hop for AnnaBelle Stamps. You should have arrived from the lovely Sue Kohler’s blog.

This month the Belles are showcasing the Round for Christmas stamp set. It isn’t a new set, but it does match the newly released Cuts By Design 3 dies. Gotta love matching dies!

For my first card I went very CAS and based it on a sketch from a new sketch challenge CAS(E) this Sketch #1. I just moved the sentiment!

After white heat embossing the images, I coloured them in with Prismacolors and a blending pencil. I added some scoring top and bottom.

And while I was at it, I thought I would make another similar card…this time with lots of white space…and with my new (to me) distress inks from the Summer Collection.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Round For Christmas stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Jewelled Christmas stamp set (sentiment on second card)

Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn, Versafine – Onyx Black

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White cardstock, AnnaBelle Stamps Kraft cardstock

Other Supplies: Martha Stewart Score Board, AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, heat tool, anti-static pillow, Prismacolor Pencils, Derwent Blending pencil, WRMK Corner Chomper

Now for a GIVEAWAY. In order to be in the running to win your very own ‘Round For Christmas’ Stamp set, you need to comment on all of the DT’s blog and then head back to the ABS blog and add your name to the inlinkz. You have until Sunday to enter.

Andrea also has a Deal of the Week – which is 20% off the Round for Christmas set (until next Friday).

Your next stop on the hop is Therese.

Thanks for stopping by,


Blog Hop Order

ABS blog




Marion <– you’re here!




ABS Blog


  1. Great combining of challenges Marion! Love the Kraft version.

  2. Great cards. I like them both. Probably the white one – because I’m to lazy to heat emboss! thanks

  3. TQ or sharing! Just loving the fantastic ideas everyone has! *hugs*

  4. Marion these are FABulous! I especially the embossed and coloured version, it’s brilliant!
    ps. Thanks for joining us in our first challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  5. I love both your cards – such a simple yet beautiful design, hugs x x

  6. fabulous idea with the white embossing, looks great on kraft and those di’s just jump off the card – lovely! x

  7. Lovely cards – the white one is my favourite!

  8. two very beautiful cards- love all the colours

  9. Two great cards, love the white one best.

  10. Oh my, I LOVE them both Marion! The one with the white embossing is my FAV! The white and the colored in images really pop! So glad you played along with us in our first CAS(E) this Sketch challenge!!!

  11. Hi Marion! I love that you showed this same card in both Kraft and white. Wow! Both are beautiful. I love all things Kraft, but I’m also a lover of white space! Beautifully done – thanks for sharing!

  12. That Kraft card is just fabulous! Lovvely take on the sktech!

  13. WOW!! I love them both but that embossing with the colored centers is so striking. I’m going to have to try that myself. So glad you shared your work with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  14. Lovely cards Marion

  15. Wow – two gorgeous cards! Kraft + score lines (siimple but so ‘dashing’) + colour = stunning. The white card = lovely. Thank you for sharing and inspiring. c

  16. fabulous cards.

  17. These are great! My favorite is the first one, love the coloring on the images!

  18. What sweet CAS cards using this set! Love your work!

  19. Always love your creations. TFS

  20. Both are stunning cards. I too like how you showcased the white and the Kraft.

  21. Wow you did a great job with the new sketch…love the embossed images an Kraft and how you coloured it. The white card is very nice with the distressed inks.

  22. Love the little colored images on the embossed white background! Lovely cards!

  23. Love both of your cards, especially the kraft one, beautiful colours!

  24. The embossing and colouring is such a cool technique!

  25. Gorgeous cards! Both versions are great, but the kraft one is really striking with the white embossed images!

  26. The technique of white embossing them colouring really makes the images pop. I’ll have to try this. Thanks for inspiring me.

  27. Gorgeous coloring on the kraft card! I am not sure the white card works quite as well — the slightly incomplete stamping of the Distress inks, while great for a distress look, doesn’t seem quite perfect for the clean & simple style of the card.

  28. I love the embossing on kraft and the gorgeous colouring. This card is absolutely stunning. cheers Linda

  29. A wonderful,wonderful blog.So much yumminess to see.

  30. Two stunning cards, Marion! LOVE the sketch you used and the yummy embossing on your first card and with the added colour…AWESOME!!!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  31. Marion, it’s so great to see you at our very first CTS challenge ; ) your craft card is absolutely fantastic!

  32. Oh my… I adore those litle white circles on the Kraft and then to colour the images with prismas was genius, what a gorgeous card Marion :0)
    Jenny x

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