Friday, May 11, 2012


Hope everyone is enjoying lovely weather in their corner of the world! The rain has finally stopped here in Brisbane and we have been enjoying some lovely sunny (but cool) weather in the past week or so which is a nice change.

Are you ready for another inspiring challenge from AnnaBelle Stamps?

Adding faux stitching with a white gel pen has to be one of the simplest ways to create interest to a card without bulk (cardmaking queen Kristina Werner rarely makes a card without it) and looks just about real enough to fool anyone at first glance.

I had the contents of my recently delivered parcel from Simon Says Stamp all over my desk when I went to start making this card - I couldn't resist the April card kit from Simon Says Stamp (what can I say, I love pastels!) and the round buttons die by Memory Box was practically walking itself over to my Bigshot to be used ;)

I used the Hero Arts (Lilac) layering paper from the card kit for the cardbase and the sentiment layer as well as for one of the buttons. The largest button is made with Carnation layering paper (also from the kit) and the orange button is cut from some Kaisercraft Peachy Keen patterned paper I had in my scrap drawer.

I white embossed the sentiment from Love Birds and added a stitched border above and below the cute patterned paper from Lawn Fawn (also from the card kit). I also added real stitches to the buttons with crochet thread.

I hope that you will find the time to play along with this challenge, sewing (faux or otherwise) is so much fun! The rest of the AnnaBelle Stamps DT girls' blogs can be found on my sidebar - I recommend having a look at their blogs to see what they have come up with this week!

That's it from me, take care and have a fantastic weekend!

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).
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  • 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 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 :)


  1. Jess this is so pretty. Those colours are just so scrummy and I love the faux stitching :)

  2. This is lovely! Your faux stitching is perfect!

  3. So soft and pretty Jess. Love the added buttons!

  4. So soft, pretty and sweet, Jess! Love those buttons and I'm all for the faux stitching!

  5. Soooo pretty Jess! Love the pastels, they are perfect with the embossed sentiment and white stitching!

  6. Just so pretty Jess...Love this little card.

  7. a perfect card all in pastels, love it! :)

  8. Hello, Jess; I'm visiting today as part of Cath's Moxie Fab World out and about post HERE, and so glad your # came up for me! LOVE everything about this card, from the colors, to the faux stitching, to your use of stripes and buttons, 2 of my fave elements!


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