25 Days of Christmas Tags and Tag You’re It Challenge #11

This week the Tag You’re It! Challenge team are playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas tags.

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Maureen Merritt is the the designer this week for the TYI Challenge #11. I love everything about her card, especially the chevron backdrop.

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It is pretty obvious where my inspiration came from. I have never made a double tag before, but I quite like it and it certainly adds more interest to the tag. And I just had to get those chevrons in there somehow :)

Joy to the World Tag | Marion Vagg

Joy to the World detail | Marion Vagg

For more details on the TYI challenge and the guidelines, go here.

Tracey is also giving away some awesome prizes from Reverse Confetti, Clearly Besotted, CAS-ual Fridays, Neat and Tangled and Paper Smooches. If you would like a chance to win, you can leave a comment HERE on my blog post (please comment by Thursday, November 27th at 11:59pm EST). You can also go over to Tracey’s blog and leave a comment there to win as well.

Supplies

Stamps: Hero Arts Magic of Christmas Stamp set, Hero Arts Season’s Greetings Tree, AnnaBelle Stamps Ornamental Christmas stamp set (sentiment).

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps kraft cardstock

Ink: Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, anti-static pillow, AnnaBelle Stamps Cherry sprinkles, Glossy Accents (to adhere sprinkles), Uniball White Signo pen, ruler, Fiskars scallop border punch, My Mind’s Eye Happy Day 6×6 paper pad, Whte satin ribbon, AnnaBelle 0.8mm white hemp twine

Hope you can find some time to play along. To link up your creations head to the Tag You’re It! Challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Tracey for letting me join in on her 25 Days of Christmas Tag fun.

Marion

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Happy Birthday Balloons @ Muse

Hello. This week I am the Muse at the Muse Card Club. Hope that you can find some time to play along.

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I decided to try a technique that I have been meaning to use for ages…one that Laura Bassen and Therese Calvird use often and with awesome results.

Happy Birthday | Marion Vagg

Happy Birthday - detail | Marion Vagg

 

Here are some of the guidelines if you are unfamiliar with how Muse works.

  • Use the Muse card as inspiration, explain your interpretation and link back to Muse.
  • Provide supportive comments to at least 3 of your fellow member’s submissions.
  • Vote for 3 of your fellow member’s submissions that you find inspiring, once voting opens.

For the full challenge guidelines go here.

Supplies

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps stamp set

Card: X-press it Blending card, Simon Says Stamp – Black

Ink: Versamark Ink, Hero Arts Shadow inks – Pool, Tide, Butterbar, Bubblegum, Grape Juice, Green Hills

Other Supplies: WPlus 9 Happy Trio die,  Cuttebug, Doodlebug Sprinkles – Swimming Pool Assortment, Copic Multi-liner – 0.3, foam dimensionals, Tombow Mono-multi liquid adhesive, Simon Says Stamp Balloons and Patterns stencil, Ink blending tool

I’m looking forward to seeing your creations.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Bloom – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello. I have a new card up on the Jane’s Doodles blog today, featuring the Doodle Flowers and Doodle Flowers II stamp sets. There are so many possibilities with these sets. Today I have gone for a more elegant card with some simple Copic colouring.

Bloom | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers I and II stamp sets

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Pool

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine – Onyx Black

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, Creative Memories Oval cutter, Annabelle Stamps Pearls, Copic Markers

Short and sweet from me today,
Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Tag You’re It Challenge #10

It’s time for another Tag You’re It! Challenge. We had an amazing 44 entries last challenge. You guys rock!

This week we have a very sweet card made by Lynn Put. I just love that gorgeous cluster of pretty flowers!

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I fell in love with the softness of her colour scheme and I used her layout, just changed the placement of the sentiment. I switched up the flowers for a butterfly and some vellum leaves. The pink chevrons are embossing paste (coloured with some dye ink).

You Tag | Marion Vagg

You - detail | Marion Vagg

For more details on the challenge and the guidelines, go here.

Supplies

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Expressions of You stamp set, Hero Arts Friend Definition Stamp set

Card: X-Press it Blending card, Vellum

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black, Hero Arts – Charcoal, Bubblegum (used to colour the embossing paste), Distress ink – Picked Raspberry

Other Supplies: SSS ‘You’ die, Penny Black ‘Leaves’ die, PTI Sale Tag die, Cuttlebug, MFT Stencil on the Diagonal, Dreamweaver embossing paste, Spatula, AnnaBelle Stamps pearl, Martha Stewart butterfly punches x2, Tombow mono-multi liquid adhesive

Hope you can find some time to play along. To link up your creations head to the Tag You’re It! Challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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A shadow box for Felix

Hi there,
I have a different kind of project to share with you today. One of my friends recently had a baby and I wanted to make her and her little man Felix, a little something special to go in the nursery. Mama Elephant’s ‘Up and Away’ set came to the rescue again. I cannot get enough of this cute set!

For Felix | Marion Vagg

I sponged the clouds by making my own template and using several distress ink colours. The name is made from a really old set of rub-ons that I have had in my stash for at least 10 years. The whole scene was placed in a shadow box that I bought from Ikea (gotta love that shop). I decided to include Mr Squeaky Mouse in the photo, much to the delight of my daughter :)

For Felix detail | Maron Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Mama Elephant Up and Away Stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic Markers (I don’t seem to take note of the colours sorry!), Foam dimensionals, Tombow Mono-Multi liquid adhesive, Making Memories rub-ons – Destination small black

I had so much fun making this, that I think I just may have to make some more!
Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Just for you – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello. I have a new card up on the Jane’s Doodles blog today and also this one from a few weeks ago that I haven’t posted on my blog until now.
The first one uses the Doodle Flowers stamp set. It’s a bit hard to tell, but the inner wings have a lovely shimmer from the Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.

Just for You | Marion Vagg

Just for you - detail | Marion Vagg

And the second card uses my all time favourite Jane’s Doodle set – Garden Friends and also the Read All About It Stamp set.

Happy Birthday | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Garden Friends stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Simon Says Stamp card stock – slate

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, London Fog

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, Wink of Stella brush glitter pen – clear, WRMK Corner Chomper

I hope you are having a great week,
Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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You are the best part of my day @ Muse

This year is certainly flying by! And another month has rolled around and it is my turn again at the Muse Card Club.

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It was my husband’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and this was the card I made for him. I find masculine cards difficult, but I think the colour scheme and some inlaid die-cutting did the job. Not too many layers, but still lots of interest.

You | Marion Vagg

You - detail | Marion Vagg

Here are some of the guidelines if you are unfamiliar with how Muse works.

  • Use the Muse card as inspiration, explain your interpretation and link back to Muse.
  • Provide supportive comments to at least 3 of your fellow member’s submissions.
  • Vote for 3 of your fellow member’s submissions that you find inspiring, once voting opens.

For the full challenge guidelines go here.

Supplies

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Expressions of You stamp set

Card: X-press it Blending card, Simon Says Stamp card stock – Slate, Sunshine, Lipstick, Black

Ink: Versamark Ink

Other Supplies: SSS You die, SSS Full Card Sunshine die, Cuttebug, Doodlebug Sprinkles – Swimming Pool Assortment, Foam dimensionals

Hope you can find some time to play along at Muse this week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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