Friday, August 31, 2012

TAWS Be Inspired #10

Time for another TAWS Be Inspired Challenge!  The idea of the TAWS Be Inspired Challenges is to look at the photo and BE Inspired... Perhaps by the colours?  The patterns?  The theme?  Whatever inspires you when you look at this photo... remember to let us know how you were inspired too.  You must use one of the Alley Way Stamps but don't worry if you don't have any, you can find the freebies here.  Head to the TAWS blog to get all the details (including prizes!).

And here's what I came up with...

I used Jibber Jabber for the sentiment, LOVE that set!

Does the bow look familiar??

That's because I was trying to channel my inner Suzanne Dahlberg... you may remember this gorgeous card.  As soon as I saw Suzanne's stunning bow, I knew that I wouldn't rest until I could do one like it.  And so, it is because of this lovely lady that I spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to perfect a bow that looked so casually (yet perfectly) tied.  *sigh*  ;-)

I'm entering this into the Colour Q #152 Challenge...

Make sure you visit our fabulous DT!  Just click a picture to be taken to their blog. :-)



Thursday, August 30, 2012

TAWS September Blog Hop!

It's Blog Hop time with The Alley Way Stamps! Today we're giving our final sneak peeks of the new sets being released tomorrow! And one person is going to win all 3 new sets! Here's how...
  1. Comment on The Alley Way Stamps Blog
  2. Comment on the DT girls blogs (list below) 
  3. Post about it on facebook or your blog 
  4. Like us on Facebook
(you can pick and choose which ones you want to do.. but the more you comment the better chance you have to win) You have until August 30th 9.30pm TAWS time (check the TAWS blog) to leave comments.

I've used the fabulous Awesome Blossoms set for my blog hop card.  I love the graphic look I could get just by overlapping one of the stamps!

I've used some 3/4" Ivory Satin/Horizontal Stripes Ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel, as well as Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock.

And I'm also entering this card into some challenges!

Here are the DT blogs to visit...

The next stop on the hop is Kim!



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Flip Flop Happy - UnityTV

A couple of weeks ago this tutorial aired for UnityTV, and I thought it was about time I shared it here too!

I used the adorable Flip Flop Happy to create a background using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Versamark on Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock.

Then I coloured a smaller panel with Prismacolor Pencils and added some sponging with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

I'm really pleased with how it came out!

Some knotted twine finished off my card nicely.

And here's my video!

Make sure you check out the other fabulous tutorials on the UnityTV Channel, there's definitely something for everyone!

I'm entering this into the Moxie Fab Repetition Challenge



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Got Some?


This is a sneak peek of one of the new sets about to be released from The Alley Way Stamps!  It's called Touchdown, and I just couldn't resist making this card with it.  The cardstock I've used is from the Bazzill Card Shoppe range, available from the Ribbon Carousel.

Head on over to the TAWS blog to check out the other sneak peeks and for a chance to win the new sets!



Sunday, August 26, 2012


Hello!  I'm very excited to be playing along with the RetroSketches DT this week as a guest designer!  I love the sketches they have each week, they're always so user friendly.  :-)  And this week it's based on this card by little old me!  ;-)

And here's the sketch for this week...

How about a few close ups?  I just love this little puffer fish from the TAWS Castaways set, isn't he cute?!  I coloured him with Prismacolor Pencils on the best kraft card stock I've found.  And I've sponged a little Antique Linen Distress Ink to finish off the panel.

And my favourite Black Twill ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel.  LOVE this stuff.

Head on over to the RetroSketches blog to see the fabulous DT creations and to link up yours!

I'm entering this into the Moxie Fab Gallon/Quart/Pint Challenge



Friday, August 24, 2012

Say It With Spots and Dots and Anything Round!

Hello!  This week at AnnaBelle Stamps we're Saying It With Spots and Dots and Anything Round!  I decided to take Shape It Up out for a bit more of a whirl, and I'm really pleased with the results!

I used masking to create the coloured circles with Distress Inks and the Ink Blending Tool, then I used white pigment ink to stamp the balloon over the masks.

I think masking would have to be my absolute favourite technique.  :-)


I'm entering this into the Moxie Fab Repetition Challenge.  They have some brilliant posts about card design this week.  It's well worth checking out!

Head to the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog to see the beautiful work from the Belles!