Friday, July 22, 2011

Say It In Red, Cream and Chocolate!


Hello again and happy Friday!!! My favourite day of the week!! This week the challenge colours over at AnnaBelle Stamps are red, cream and chocolate - a gorgeous colour combo!! Here is my card:

I started my stamping my Lil' Michelle with Teddy in Tuxedo Black ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then coloured her in with copics. Her shirt was stamped on some red DP and then cut out and paper pieced. I added some cross stitching near her feet to ground my image using some linen thread. The border down the side was created by using a strip of retired Bella Rose DP and edging it with my Upper Crest border punch. Another strip of DP was added along with some Chocolate ribbon. I stamped my sentiment from All Things Grow in Chocolate Chip ink on a tiny tag die cut and adhered this behind my cream crochet flower and finished off with a red button in the flower centre which I attached with the thread left over after crocheting.

I followed the same recipe on the inside, stamping another sentiment from All Things Grow in Chocolate Chip ink and cross stitching underneath. Some more strips of ribbon and DP were added along the side.

Make sure you take a look at the AnnaBelle Stamps blog to see all of this week's creations and link up your card for this week's challenge. The details are explained below:

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 Thursday 5.00pm 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 special something.  Our last challenge for the month will be a sketch challenge which will attract our main prize of a $15.00 gift voucher for that weeks winner.
How To Play Along :
- Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post.
-Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
-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 challenge 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.

Stamps: Lil' Michelle With Teddy, All Things Grow (AnnaBelle Stamps)
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Bella Rose DP - retired, Berry Bliss DP - retired (SU); Crevat DP - After Five collection (Kaisercraft)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories: Copics; Upper Crest border punch (Fiskars); Chocolate Chip ribbon, mat pack (SU); paper piercer; linen thread; cream crochet thread; red button; corner rounder


  1. This is just darling. I love the little xxxx you did on the outside and the inside. What a fun touch.

  2. CAS and so elegant, the little criss crosses are fabulous! the balance of the challenge colours are perfect! :)