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Mar 14, 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps March Release Day 1

Introducing...Lil Monster Gone Fishing.

Yes it's true your favorite little Monster is back!
This time he's "Gone Fishing" for some fun!

I chose to use this weeks There She Goes sketch for my card. You can see that I "flipped" it to fit my card.

For my first card I've always wanted to color the monster "purple" because of that old song, Purple People Eater. I went a different route with card by using Stampin Pastel chalks to color the image. Let me just say, purple is a very hard color to photograph decently.
Card Details: Card Stock: Lovely Lilac, Coredinations Green textured, Marina Mist, Whisper White.
Designer Paper: Doodlebug Designs.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Punches: SU and Optic Dot (Martha Stewart)
Fishing Hook & Linen Thread

Here is my next card. I love this one alot. I chose to use my friend Allison (Stampin When I Can) sketch for the Playing in Paradise challenge for this card.

This one was colored with various Copic markers. I'm still learning how to use them (sort of trial and error) but I think this turned out pretty decent. I did use a light blue Prisma Color pencils on the water.
Card Stock: Wild Wasabi, Texture Orange(source unknown), Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Designer paper from Debbie Mumm (Baby Boy collection). Ribbon-SU Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain
Punch: EK Success
Nestabilitie Dies
Toffee Sprinkles: AnnaBelle Stamps.

So do you want to have a chance to win this cute little monster?
How the Hop works :
You will need to begin at the ABS blog if you haven't already, and follow the links to each of the DT blogs.  Leave a comment on each as you go and you will end up back at the ABS blog where you can add your name to the Inlinkz widget.  Each hop will run for only 24hrs and random winners will be chosen from the names added to the Inlinkz that have completed the hop.  The names of the winners will be posted on the AnnaBelle Stamps blog on the 17th March.
Happy Hopping!

Here is the list of DT membersBelles
Sue W
Sue K


Please note RENE was not able to participate this hop so you will need to skip her link.

Have fun and we'll see you back on Wednesday for the next release set.


  1. Both are super cute Ida! Great sketches and colours!
    It's Rene' that is missing this month :)

  2. Two beautiful cards once again Ida......Love the colouring of Lil Monster on the first (Little purple monster.....perfect)). Have a great week end!

  3. These are both super sweet! My fav is the second one... love the color combo!

  4. I love the effect you got on his shirt on your first card Ida...it looks tie died. So neat. I love your coloring on your water on the second...great texture.

  5. Two terrific cards with this little cutie.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Michelle :-)

  6. great cards! It's always good to find ideals for boys cards.

  7. That stamp is too fun and cute! Love your punched edges (makes me have punch envy!) and I appreciate that you used my sketch!

  8. Tee hee! That's cute -- both cards! He looks like how I feel after a day at work!

  9. too cute, and I really like your pastel purple monster.

  10. Such a cute card..fabulous cards!

  11. Ida, lovely cards and that stamp is so cute.

  12. Hi Ida,
    Very cute cards! I think your Copic colouring is awesome! Very addictive!!

  13. neat idea to hav the hook go below the waterline...

  14. neat idea to hav the hook go below the waterline...

  15. Two adorable cards Ida!
    LOVING your Purple People Eater Monster and your Awesome Design!
    Your second card is gorgeous, love your colour combo and your Blue wave is wonderful and gives a great effect, love it!
    AWESOME work, Ida!

    Take care,
    Kylie X

  16. una card davvero bella e colorata ciao rosa.kreattiva

  17. Love your take on both sketches! And this little monster is just TOO CUTE!

  18. Adorable image and love the way u coloured it!

  19. showcasing the Lil' Monster brilliantly Ida!! you and Kylie must have been on the same wave length when you both coloured him in purple, but he looks fabulous in any colour- oh how I envy him!!

  20. I am loving these cards! I love the purple monster - it reminds me of a show I used to watch as a child called "My Little Monster." It was kind of a dumb show, but we all liked it. Your second card is stunning, love how he matches the paper! Great cards!

  21. Both cards are adorable, I do love the colors and the designer papers and your coloring & chalking are fabu. Both adorable cards.

  22. Two super duper cute cards Ida! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

  23. Adorable! Love the distressing on the first one! And what a fun layout you created on the second card! Great privews! :)

  24. Both those card are fabulous! Love the image! Simply adorable!

  25. So adorable! I especially love those colors!
    Thanks for Playing in Paradise!

  26. These are WAY too cute! Thanks for playing with SPP! :)

  27. Adorable cards Ida! That is such a cute image! I love it! Thanks for Playing in Paradise with us!

  28. such an adorable card, thank you for joining in over at SPP!

  29. these lil monster cards are so stinkin' cute ida-love both of them-you always use just the right dsp to compliment your images