Sunday, 30 June 2013

Brighter Days with Uniko Studio Stamps


Hello,

How goes your week end?  I know in the UK you've had some rain.......I've been watching the tennis from Wimbledon.  It's been a bit wet here too, though the sun occasionally puts in an appearance so no complaints....it is our winter after all.


 Uniko Studio goodies arrived the other day which was quite a surprise as I only ordered them last week end.....they must have caught the fast jet......thanks Beverley :).  I've inked up a couple so thought I'd share a card  today.


I've used the sketch above from CTS and the following sets:

Background Builders - Round in Circles


Other products include:
AnnaBelle Stamps Kraft card.
Zing white opaque embossing powder with VersaMark ink. 
Hero Arts inks in soft brown and latte. 
Mr Huey's Calico Mists in calico white and calico shine.


I'm looking forward to brighter days.......The boss and I are getting ready for a trip back to the UK and the English countryside so hope the weather settles :-)

Enjoy what's left of your week end.


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Friday, 28 June 2013

AnnaBelle Stamps - Standing Tall




Hi Bloggers,

Time for another Sketch from AnnaBelle Stamps, hope you can join in this week. 

Add your project using the above sketch to the blog or to Stamp Embellish Create, (using the tag ac166) during the next two weeks for a chance to win a shopping voucher for the on-line store.

We're all a little excited......want to know why?  A little birdie says there are new stamps coming.... but you'll have to wait for some sneak peeks :) 
Also, Andrea has invited two new Belles to join the team from this week, so please, go say hello to Marcia and Tobi who have some beautiful projects to share today.  Welcome girls, great to have you on the team!
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Now on with this week and my card which uses AnnaBelle's Standing Tall, with a sentiment from Dotted Flowers
 I've used Prisma's to colour and glitter for the flower centres.


AnnaBelle's fine hemp twine in lemon and light blue with a lemon Sprinkle.
Other products include. Dylusions Spray Inks for the fine strips either side of the Swiss dots embossed panel.





Thanks for taking the time to call past, see you soon............

       Sue W (me)


                                  
Products available from AnnaBelle Stamps: 

Fine Hemp Twine - Lemon - Light Blue

     

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About our challenges: 
- We post our challenges every Friday at  8:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
- Each challenge runs for two weeks, and will close on the Friday 10.00am so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge. 
- Each challenge winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a $15.00 Gift Voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps (or something equivalent).  
How To Play Along : 
- Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post if you have a blog.
- Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog or gallery.
- Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
- A maximum of 7 challenges may be combined including this one.        
- You may enter any of our challenges several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.

- We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps, and so if you don't yet have any we've created a Digi Freebie page!  Each month we will add a new image for you to choose from to play along with!

Friday, 21 June 2013

AnnaBelle Stamps - Friday Feature 011 - Christmas







I'm pleased to say I'm no longer working between two rooms......thankfully!  The boss has moved all his 'stuff' into the office, keeping all the new furniture we bought and adding his desk.  He's very pleased and  it really looks so tidy in there.

I've now moved into 'the granny flat', which was the room we used to store everything whilst we sorted what was staying and what was going.  Poor Ian did two Ikea trips to add some much needed storage for me. Still a bit of work to do to get things straight but it's already so much better having space for both my sewing paraphernalia  and my paper bits! 

So guess what, I actually made three cards for AnnaBelle's FF011, which this week is all about Christmas.  Go take a look at the range of Christmas stamps in the store, because if you buy over the weekend you'll receive a 20% discount. Just add the code FF011 to your order.
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My first card used the last sketch from CTS#32, though I flipped the sketch over to accommodate the camels :-)


Belle Stamps Wise Men features on this card. I omitted the sitting camel and coloured the others using Inktense pencils and a Sakura clear star pen, embossing the star in gold.




My next cards use Belle Stamps Jewelled Tree, a beautiful set that is perfect for creating multiple cards very quickly........Just change the colour theme, which is what I did.  I still like traditional colours for Christmas but purple and green looks OK too!




That's it for me today, thanks for taking the time to drop by........Don't forget to call in and check on the Belle's for more lovely Christmas projects (It's not to early to start  :) ).  Links are under the Design Team tag at the top of my page.  

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Card:  Smooth White
Stamp: Wise MenJewelled Tree
Sprinkles: Grape, Cherry,
Fine Hemp Twine: Purple, Red 

Other Products:
SU - Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade and Concord Crush inks.
American Crafts - Red and Purple card:




Friday, 14 June 2013

Lil Monster for ac165



AnnaBelle Stamps has a colour challenge this time around.






 I've teamed  Lil Monster - Gone Fishing with retro sketches challenge #67 this week.
 



I coloured the image with Prisma pencils, blending with Zest it.




Join us if you can, one lucky winner will receive a $15 shopping voucher for the store :-)

Thanks for taking the time today............


Products available from AnnaBelle Stamps on-line store.
Stamp:  Lil Monster - Gone Fishing
Other:  
Pumpkin Satin Ribbon
Waterfall Sprinkles
Fine Hemp Twine - Lt Brown
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About our challenges: 
- We post our challenges every Friday at  8:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
- Each challenge runs for two weeks, and will close on the Friday 10.00am so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge. 
- Each challenge winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a $15.00 Gift Voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps (or something equivalent).  
How To Play Along : 
- Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post if you have a blog.
- Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog or gallery.
- Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
- A maximum of 7 challenges may be combined including this one.        
- You may enter any of our challenges several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
- We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps, and so if you don't yet have any we've created a Digi Freebie page!  Each month we will add a new image for you to choose from to play along with!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Scrapbook Boutique - June Inspirational Challenge Blog Hop



Hello,

Today is the  Scrapbook Boutique  Blog Hop and Inspirational Challenge for June, so pleased you called past.

The Hop starts and ends at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog.  If you're following along you should have arrived from Narelle's blog and when you leave me you hop over to Therese's fabulous Blog.

The hop is open for one week, closing at midday Monday17th June. 
To be eligible to win the prize, leave a comment on each of the blogs, with the SB blog being the last one.  The random winner will be drawn from the  SB blog and announced on Tuesday18th.

Unfortunately the blog hop prize (and the inspiration challenge) are only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

One lucky person will receive Butterfly Blossoms from Flourishes.






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We hope you'll join us and play along with our regular monthly inspirational challenge.
   Make a project using the following picture as your inspiration and Red, white and black. 





You could be the winner of a $30 gift voucher for Scrapbook Boutique.


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I've used a textile embossing folder and 'Stitched for you' from Flourishes for my card.  

Starting with some scored and folded red card for the base,  adding an embossed layer in white.
The image stamped and cut using a die from Spellbinders Small circles, was coloured with Prisma pencils.  A hand cut banner in black was also embossed using Cuttlebug's 'Circles and Dots' EF and wrapped in cotton twine.  Both the image and banner have been popped up using Scrapbook foam adhesive squares.

Thanks for calling past today, enjoy the rest of the Hop........and good luck!


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Monday, 10 June 2013

Cute as a Button - Scrapbook Boutique




Hi Bloggers,

Today we're celebrating the Queen's Birthday, which makes me laugh really......nothing to do the with the Queen, I think she's pretty amazing!  No, it's because it's a holiday they don't celebrate in the UK....well they never used to :)  Anyway, I hope Q E enjoys a wonderful day in our house we'll be assembling Ikea bookcases......what fun!

I'm dropping in to share a card made with products from Scrapbook Boutique.  Hope you like it, Evelyn has all the details over on the store Blog if you're interested in the 'how to'  :)



Love these paper buttons using MFT dies .....so much easier than trying to attach real buttons and much better for postage too :)
Thanks for calling past my blog today and if you haven't been over to the store blog for a while.....go take a look........it's so pretty!
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