Monday, June 28, 2010

Preview 4 - Floral Silhouettes Stamp Set

This morning I will be previewing the final set being released this month, the Floral Silhouettes Set. My parcel with my new stamps arrived yesterday, and OMG, each and every set is absolutely stunning. The very best quality and each set is jam packed with images & sentiments. I am a very happy & blessed lady to be a part of the team for this amazing company, and my boss Andrea is the BEST!!

So enough gushing, here is the set!!

Absolutely fab don't you think. So many images & sentiments in one set. So... this time I have been lucky enough to play along with the other DT girls. Yipee.

Andrea is running an AWESOME special for the next 4 days!! You buy all 4 new sets released and only pay for 3!!! This really is a great deal and I urge all you stamping ladies (especially all the RSA girls) to hop on over to the Annabelle Shop, get your credit cards ready and get shopping. The Rand Australian Dollar exchange rate is so much better than a lot of countries you buy stamps from!! See all my previous posts to see the other 3 sets released this week!!

One last bit of good news for this post is that you can win this set. All you need to do is pop by the other DT girls blog (their links are in my side-bar), and see who has a sneak peak for the next stamp set being released in July. Link their name to the Annabelle Blog!! Easy peasy. Hope you will play along, and also go shopping!!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Preview 3 - Sentimental Bluebells

I just LOVE this next set that I am previewing for you. It is gorgeous and is one of those sets that you will use time and time again!!

This is one set I am really sad I didn't get to work with for these previews. Stunning don't you think??

The great news is that this set is up for grabs!!! One of the DT girls has a sneak preview of their blog, all you need to do is find out which girl it is and link their name to the Annabelle Blog. The girls links are in my side-bar!!! Will the preview be with
Andrea, Kylie, Jerusha, Ida, Michelle, Teresa, Tiffany or Sue??

Please also stop by and leave them some love on the beautiful cards they have created with this stamp set.

Hope you will play along with us. You really want to win this set, don't you??

Friday, June 25, 2010

Say it Easel Card

Morning ladies. Wow, bright and early here in Dundee 4:15am!! Just put the kettle on for my first cup of tea for the day and I will now tell you about the Annabelle Challenge for the week.

As my title would indicate, our challenge is to make an Easel Card. I have a confession to make, I had, until yesterday, NOT made an easel card before!!! I had seen them around, and was always so impressed by them, they looked so stylish and elegant and hard to make!!! So....when I saw what the Annabelle Challenge was I must admit to being a bit nervous and apprehensive about it. SO...I did what I do a lot of, I surfed the net for an easel card tutorial. The first one I came upon was a fabulous tutorial and showed just how easy it is to make an easel card, and I ended up LOVING the process. Little work for a lot of impact. So without further ado, here is my card.....

I used the "Flowers with Love" set, which has now become my favourite set. It just makes putting a card together SO easy. This set and the lovely brown Sprinkles used on my card are available from Annabelle Stamps.

As you may have seen we have reviewed 2 new Annabelle Stamp sets this week, and we have another 2 to go. I will be blogging about it again tomorrow, so I hope you will stop by again then!!

To take part in this challenge, just create an Easel Card and link it back to the Annabelle Blog!! Please help spread the word about Annabelle!! Andrea is such a fabulous lady, and her stamps and products are really so fun to work with, and are top quality!!!

See you tomorrow!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Preview 2 - Rockin' Instrumental Stamp Set

Morning all. Today I am going to be showing you another stunning stamp set. This set is unlike any other I have seen, and is another fabulous male or teenage set. In fact it's perfect for anyone who loves music!!

I unfortunately haven't received this set to play with yet, but if you want to see an awesome card with this set stop by Andrea's blog and check out her fabulous creation!

Once again you can win this great set simply by finding the DT blog that has the sneak peek of the next set we'll be previewing! Find the blog and then head back over to the AnnaBelle blog and leave a comment with the name of the DT member :)








Thanks for popping by today and sharing in our excitement. We'd love to hear your thoughts and comments on our new sets :) Another set will be previewed on Saturday 26th June, and the final set this month on the 28th. All sets will be available from the 28th with a limited time special offer, so be sure to check that out as well!

Be sure to stop back here tomorrow for this weeks challenge!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Preview 1 - Tree-MEN-dous Stamp Set

Morning all.

This morning I am here to show you the first new stamp set being released by Annabelle Stamps, and it really is a fabulous set!! I don't make many men cards, mainly because I just don't have the stamps to use, so I can't wait to get my hands on this set!! I have 3 sons & 1 husband, so quite a few men in my life, so it is going to be wonderful to be able to use this set to make cards for all of them!

Gorgeous don't you think!!! So many great stamps in just one set!!

We had a few hiccups with this release, so some of the Design Team missed out on receiving our stamp sets in time to make some projects, which we were all quite sad about. BUT someone does have the sneak peek of the next set to be released, and I wonder who can that be? Check out the DT blogs (all listed in my side-bar!!)and then head back over to the AnnaBelle Blog and leave your answer for your chance to win this set! You have until Midday AEST on Thursday to get your answer in!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer Bears at Teddy Stampers

Hope all my overseas readers are enjoying some warm summer weather, to match my Summer Bear card! (Here in SA we are in the middle of our winter, and this morning it was FREEZING!!).

The theme for our next challenge at Teddy Stampers is Summer Bears!!! This is a lovely theme, so I hope you will play along with us. Come on, I know you all have a few teddy stamps in your stash somewhere!!

Here is my card:

I am posting my card a bit early this week, I am off down the coast to celebrate my Gran's 80th birthday with all my family!!

Please stop by the Teddy Stampers Blog to check out all the other DT members' gorgeous creations!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I will see you next week. xx

ABSC024 - A new Sketch from Annabelle Stamps

Hi All.

It's Friday so that means it's time for a new sketch challenge over at Annabelle Stamps. I LOVED this card because my card came together SO easily!! Isn't it great when that happens. So here is the sketch by the super talented Andrea!!

And here is my card:

Here are the ingredients for my card:

~ Flower Image - "Floral Stems" by Annabelle Stamps
~ Sentiment - "Flowers with Love" by Annabelle Stamps
~ Bling - "Sprinkles" by Annabelle Stamps
~ Oval nestabilities
~ Patterned Paper - 6 x 6 paper pad "Green at Heart" by Basic Grey
~ Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
~ Image coloured with my Copics

There is an awesome prize up for grabs this week, so check out the Annabelle Blog to see what it is!!

Also please remember to link the new Annabelle Stamps blinkie to your blog to be in line for a new Annabelle Stamp set!! (See my previous post for all the details!).

Check back here on Tuesday for a preview of some of the new Annabelle sets!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I love new stamps! Who doesn't? And at AnnaBelle Stamps we have some new stamps on their way! To begin our celebrations we need your help :) Pop over to the AnnaBelle Blog and pick up the code for this Blinkie and help us spread the word to all your friends :) This month we have four new sets, and if you would like to win one of them just follow the instructions below! Four winners will be chosen randomly to receive one of the sets!

And here's what you need to do!!

To be entered into the draw:

1. Grab our blinkie from the sidebar on the AnnaBelle Blog and place on your blog. You just need to copy and paste the text underneath the blinkie into a html gadget. (In blogger click Design then click add gadget and select HTML/Javascript) and remember to link your post to the AnnaBelle blog!

2. Please tell your friends about the new release and previews starting 22nd June in a post!

3. Become a follower of this blog if you aren't already :) You don't want to miss out on the fun and giveaways!

4. Add a link to your post spreading the word with Inlinkz below.

This part of the celebrations end 12.00pm AEST Monday, June 21st!!

From the 22nd we will be starting the previews and more giveaways!

Hope to see you there :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Say it in ... green & pink

Morning everyone!! It's Friday so that means a new challenge is up at Annabelle Stamps!! The theme for this week is "Say it in... green & pink". So we would love for you to play along with us!!! Have a look at what I have come up with. My card is featured on the Annabelle Stamps Blog this week so I am super excited about that!

I used the main image from the "Jasmine's Cupcake" set. This is a gorgeous image and is so perfect for lovely girly cards!! I added some Olive Green Sprinkles and used my new Martha edger punch for some detail. I coloured the image with my Copics.

SOME EXCITING NEWS!! Annabelle Stamps is releasing a new range of stamps, which are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! I will be posting some sneak peaks from the 15th, so please drop by my blog to check these out!!

Also remember you have until next week Friday to take part in our Sketch Challenge!!

It is kick-off of the Soccer World Cup in our country today. The atmosphere and buzz and unity we have been experiencing in our country has been AMAZING. I am feeling very proudly South African at the moment. Viva Bafana Bafana!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sketch 203 @ Scrapbook Challenges

Hello!! Just wanted to drop by and tell you about the latest sketch that is up at Scrapbook Challenges. It's another goodie, and helped me to be inspired to scrap some photos that I had lying around since January!! Here it is:

And my page:

Drop by Scrapbook Challenges and see what fun stuff is going on!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

TCR#9 at the Color Room

Just a quick post today to show you my latest layout. I did this page based on the latest colour palette, and had so much fun putting this page together. Wow, there is SO much talent over there!! Here is the palette that we get to work with, stunning isn't it!!

And here is my page with some close-up detailed photos.

The Color Room is a wonderful place, go and check it out!! Would love to know what you think of my page!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Movie Inspiration Challenge @ Teddy Stampers

This is my 2nd post for the day!!

The new challenge is up at Teddy Stampers, and this challenge is Movie Inspiration!! I know it may seem like a bit of a hard one, but if you hop on over to the Teddy Stampers blog you will get some wonderful ideas from the rest of the DT girls. They are super talented!!!

Here is the movie my card is based on:

And here is my card:

I have always been a Rupert fan!! I coloured my image with my Copics and the red embellies are called Sprinkles. The sentiment is from a stamp set called "Flowers with Love", and both this stamp set and the Sprinkles are available from Annabelle Stamps. The sponsor for this challenge is Squigglefly!

We really hope you will play along with us over at Teddy Stampers, it is a whole lot of fun!!

ABSC023 - A new Sketch Challenge at Annabelle!

Morning all. Bright and early here SA time, 5:00am!!'s Friday, and that means it's time for another sketch challenge over at the Annabelle Bling Challenge. It was another fun sketch to work with, and I love all the different cards the DT came up with!!

And here is my card with a few detailed photos too!!

For my card I used 3 different sets ~ The flower is from the "Floral Stems" set, the sentiment is from the "Flowers with Love" set and the 2 little squiggles on either side of the flower are from the "Helen's Party" set. I also used some gorgeous(these are my favourite colour so far) Olive 6mm Sprinkles. The purple flower is a white one I got from Annabelle, and just coloured with my Copics! All these items are available from Annabelle Stamps. The products available there are absolutely wonderful!! Remember Andrea also stocks Copics, and with the Rand Australian dollar exchange rate, they work out to be really reasonably priced. For my South African friends I urge you to check out the shop!!

So, you have 2 weeks to create your card for this challenge. The prize up for grabs for this challenge are some really yummy Metallic Pearl Drops, check out my side-bar for more info. To take part in this challenge just click on the Annabelle Bling Challenge blinkie in my side-bar to link your card. Have fun creating with this wonderful sketch, and don't forget to add some bling where indicated on the sketch. Have fun!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sketch 202 @ Scrapbook Challenges

Hi all. I am a bit late is posting this layout. Every Monday over at Scrapbook Challenges Pamela posts a new sketch for us to play with. This sketch is one I LOVE and I so enjoyed putting this very special page together. Why not pop on over to Scrapbook Challenges, and come and join in the fun!! Here is the sketch:

This page is about my youngest son Jamie sharing a special moment with his great-granny. My Gran turns 80 later this month, so I am so happy to have captured these photos of the two together!

I handmade the material flowers after watching an Elizabeth Kartchner video, so much fun!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please come back tomorrow when I have another Annabelle & Teddy Stampers card to show you!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Project Life ~ 24 May - 30 May

Thanks for dropping by again this week to view my Project Life photos, I hope you enjoy your time here!

24 May:

Today I wanted to take a photo of my view as I sit in the car waiting to pick up the boys after school. Both Caide & Bryce thought I was mad when they say me sitting in the car trying to take a photo of them!!

25 May:

Today I decided to take a close-up photo of the beautiful orange honey-suckle bush that grows by our front door, it really does make a beautiful show, and I love it!!

26 May:

As you may know I am an obsessive scrapbooker, it is a hobby I have been passionate about since 2005. For me this is a huge creative outlet, and the fact that I am preserving my families memories vividly is awesome. Today I wanted to take a photo of my flower drawer, the colours and textures in this drawer make me happy!! :)

27 May:

The boys were playing in the drive-way AGAIN this afternoon, and today I wanted to get a photo of Jamie whizzing down the drive on his black bike. He takes after his brothers and is a little dare-devil. I love the way this photo turned out!

28 May:

This morning we woke up to the most breath-taking sunrise. It was absolutely gorgeous!! It was so strong and vivid that it cast the whole inside of the house with a soft pink glow. A very special way to start the day!

29 May:

Yesterday Ray came home with a big South African flag which we have now placed on our front verandah. We are trying to get into the spirit of the World Cup Soccer and show that we are proudly South African!!

30 May:

Lately Jamie loves to lie on the floor to watch t.v. His favourite is Ben 10. I really need to do a scrapbook page on his Ben obsession. Anyway, today he fell asleep while watching t.v., and I just had to take a photo of his adorable pose.

Hope you are all keeping well. We are having a very busy week here. It is Caide's birthday tomorrow. Can't believe my baby is turning 11. I wish the time would slow down!!