Out of the Box!

Definitely out of the box for me, I felt like making an unexpected card for one of my close friends who turned 40.  Not my best photos….   but I’m sure you get the idea, ps her 5 year old son thinks it’s the best thing since sliced bread, the card is constantly in a state of flux!

40th (3) 40th (4)

40th (2)


Hugs honey,


Other Supplies:  SBB Cardstock – Bubblegum.  Hot Glue Gun.  Papertrey Ink Flower Dies. Circle Punches.  Hero Arts/Studio Calico – Houndstooth Background. Craft Wire. Assorted Rhinestones.  Glue Gun.

Topical Tuesdays video at AnnaBelle Stamps – Stamping a tartan background!

Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s Topical Tuesdays tutorial at AnnaBelle Stamps.  I have made a video sharing how stamp your own tartan background.

 Fact:   I did highland dancing for many years as a child…  and I adore tartan (not that I wear it now)!  Now don’t laugh too loud…..

Me….  a slightly younger version
Sneak Peek!
Sneak Peek!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


A Spattered Sketch! (ABSC#050)

It’s Friday and this week we have an AnnaBelle Bling Sketch Challenge (ABSC#050).   Me and sketches are only just learning how to play nice, and I totally love that about a challenge…

Oh, the unpredictability of spray mists…  it’s so difficult for me…   but how absolutely fabulous do they look, and I was thinking, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to see them through the acetate…    and  I really like how it turned out!  I’ve made this card for the Spatter Technique Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, where there are already some of the most amazing creations in the gallery!

You can find the links in my sidebar for the other Belles, so why not visit them and see what their take on this sketch is.  Also this week Jess has a Topical Tuesday tutorial showing how to make an awesome Post-it Note Holder!

Now it’s your turn, I would love to see what you can make of this fun design!

Miss You – Detail
Miss You

Other Supplies:  StazOn – Timber Brown, Brown Cardstock.

About our challenges: 

– We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
– Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Friday 10.00am so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge.
– Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a $10.00 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 embellishments, but you can play along without using them, it’s all about sharing ideas 🙂