Friday, December 31, 2010

ABSC033 - A new Annabelle Sketch

Hi Ladies.

It feels like AGES since I last made a card!!! I am slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things, and those of us at Annabelle Stamps are ready to get creating with all our lovely Annabelle goodies.

It's Friday so that means it's time for a new Annabelle Sketch for you to play with, and it's a fun one for sure!!

And here is my card based on this lovely sketch!!

For my card I used 2 of my favourite Annabelle sets. The image is from the adorabe "Michelle" stamp set -

And the sentiment is from the lovely "Sentimental Bluebells" set -

The bling I used on my card are 6mm Sprinkles in the colour LAGOON.

BOTH OF THESE SETS AND THE SPRINKLES ARE AVAILABLE HERE. I see there are some wonderful specials available at the moment, so go and check it out!!!!!

We really would love for you to play along with us in our challenge. Once you have created a card based on this sketch, and added the necessary bling where indicated on the sketch, link your creation to the ANNABELLE BLOG. Can't wait to see what you come up with!!! :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and a Layout!

Hi everyone. Sorry I have been a bit scarce around here. For a week before Christmas I had my sister and her 2 little girls staying with us. My sis is 9 months preggers with her 3rd, as well as my 80 year old Gran. Needless to say there was quite a lot of running around seeing to all of them, and not a lot of time for crafting.

We had a lovely Christmas, spent with family. Very busy and a lot of work though!! My Mom, Trev and my Gran left this morning, so hopefully we can settle down a bit and we can enjoy the rest of our holiday!

I just wanted to share a page I did a few weeks back, it was for Color Palette #34, at the Color Room and I never got round to posting it there or here!!

Annabelle Stamps is looking for a new DT member!! (Check out my previous post for all the details!) and Scrapbook Challenges is also having a DT call until the 31st of December, check it out HERE. Both are wonderful teams to be a part of, ask me, I should know!!

Speak to you soon!! :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Annabelle Stamps Design Team Call!!!

I have been a member of the Annabelle DT for quite some time now, and I can honestly say this is the MOST wonderful team to be a part of!!!! Here are the details for the Call:

With Tiffany leaving we have a position opening for a new DT member starting from February for a 6 month term.

To apply simply email the following details by January 10th, 2011 to

1. Name & Address:
2. Email:
3. Blog address:
4. Links to any online galleries you may have:
5. Related forums/message boards that you like to visit and participate (we do NOT need your forum nickname)
6. Three (3) items, cards, layouts or an altered art piece using stamps as the main focus.
7. Tell us about yourself in a few sentences. What you like to create and how long you've been stamping - just crafty stuff like that.
8. Let us know if you are a current or past design team member for other companies.

Design Team Benefits
1. New release sets and embellishments sent on a regular basis.
2. 25% off all AnnaBelle products.
3. Be part of a beautiful, friendly group of girls!

Design Team Expectations
1. Participate in our weekly challenges promoting our stamp and embellishment line.
2. Participate in our monthly release Blog Hop with at least two projects for each of the new sets released.
3. Promote AnnaBelle Stamps on your blog and forums you frequent.
4. Be a frequent blogger, keeping your blog up to date.
5. Comment on challenge participants blogs.

Come on ladies, get applying, you really won't be sorry!!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

New Release - Background by Design 2

Hi ladies welcome back to my blog!!! Today we are celebrating the second and final relase for the month of December. It's another goodie from Annabelle Stamps. This is another awesome set, filled with the most stunning stamps!!

Have a look at all the gorgeous stamps included in this set!!!

I created two cards with this set, have a look!

And here is my second card:

I really ADORE this set, and am blown away by the possibilities of all the gorgeous creations I can put together with these stamps :)

So as normal we are holding a blog hop with this release. You will start at the Annabelle Blog, and follow the links along the way. If you leave a comment on each of our blogs you could win this wonderful set!!!

****The next person you need to visit is JERUSHA, go and leave a comment on her blog****

I am so happy that you decided to stop by my blog today, I hope you enjoyed your time here!!! :)

The two new sets that have been released this month are now available at the Annabelle Shop!!!! Come on ladies, get shopping, we all need to spoil ourselves now and then :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Annabelle Stamps New Release - Stemmed Flowers

Hi visitors to my blog. Welcome!!! Today we are celebrating the first December release from Annabelle Stamps. My gosh this really is the most wonderful set, I am so happy to share my creations with you!!

Have a look at all the gorgeous stamps included in this set!!!

I created a card and a lovely versatile little tag with this set, have a look!

And here is the tag:

So who could not LOVE this set, I know I certainly do!!!

So as normal we are holding a blog hop with this release. You will start at the Annabelle Blog, and follow the links along the way. If you leave a comment on each of our blogs you could win this wonderful set!!!

****The next person you need to visit is JERUSHA, go and leave a comment on her blog****

I hope you have enjoyed your time here at my blog :) Don't forget to come back on Friday for our next new exciting release :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Creative Friday @ Natural Suburbia

Just a quick share with you. I have SO many knitted items that I have finished but not photographed. On the occasional Friday I like to try and take part in my friend Linda's Creative Friday, and use this opportunity to showcase some of my FO's.

Today is the turn of my Tipsy Rib Scarf which is a free pattern available at Ravelry. I really enjoyed knitting this scarf and love the end result.

The second photo shows a more accurate reflection of the true colour of the scarf.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Say it in....Red & Green

So our challenge for this week at Annabelle Stamps is - Say it in ... Red & Green. Perfect colour combo for some more Christmas cards.

Life is pretty hectic around here with it being school year end for our kids, so I didn't get the chance to make a brand new card, but I am going to show you a Red & Green card I created for another challenge using some gorgeous Annabelle Stamps!!

I used the gorgeous "Santa's Star" set to create this card. I really adore this set. See what I mean - You can purchase this set as well as many others HERE.

We really would LOVE for you to play along with us in this challenge. Once you have created your Green & Red creation link it to the Annabelle Blog!!

I look forward to seeing what you create!! :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Color Room - Palette #35

Hello. How are you all keeping. In-between all the activity going on here at home, and at the boys' school, I have managed to do a bit of scrapping!! I LOVE it when my scrapping mojo returns :)

So, if you are looking for inspiration THE COLOR ROOM is the place to go!!!

Here is the latest palette:

And here is my page based on this gorgeous group of colours!!!


Thanks for visiting me here at my blog today, I would love for you to say "Hi" while you are here :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Anita Be Stampin's 3rd Challenge

Hi Ladies. Welcome back to my blog today!! Today our challenge at Anita Be Stampin is a colour challenge, and what gorgeous colours to work with!! Have a look :)

I used the gorgeous ROSIE SHOPS set for the main image on my card, and the sentiment is from the ROSIE'S SWEETS set. Totally adorable stamps I tell ya!!


So we would LOVE for you to play along with us in this latest challenge!!!

Remember...anybody using any image is welcome to play in the Anita Be Stampin Challenge, but only those using ABS images are eligible to win our prizes. For this challenge we are giving away a special prize to EVERY participant that uses ABS images! (Shhh...don't tell, but I heard it through the grapevine that the prize may be a not yet released digi image.) All you have to do for a chance to win is create a new project using any Anita Be Stampin image (rubber or digi) based on this colour challenge. You need to link your creation at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge Blog.

If you don’t have any ABS images yet, but you want a chance to win don't worry!!! Just join the the Anita Be Stampin Papercraft Planet group where members have access to 2 gorgeous free digi images.

We REALLY hope that you will play along with us :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Say it with ....Christmas Scene Baubles

Welcome back to my blog for our first Annabelle Challenge for the month of December!! Today our challenge is to make a card with a Christmas bauble or two or three.

Here is my card:

I used the "Christmas Scene Baubles" stamp set which is a wonderful set to work with, have a look at all of the lovely stamps included in this set!!

You can purchase this gorgeous set HERE!

We hope you will play along with us, there is still time to make those necessary Christmas cards before having to send them off!!! Once you have created your card, link it to the Annabelle Blog.

Have a fabulous weekend!!! xx