Birthday Kitty @ Muse

Hello. It is my week as the Muse at the Muse Card Club.

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Today’s card is a simple one with some Copic colouring of a very cute image. It’s a bit hard to tell but the main image is popped up for some dimension. I love cats…I find them so relaxing.

Birthday Kitty | Marion Vagg

And before I go,  I’ll leave you with some pictures of my beloved kitty cat – Mack. He is a stylish kitty if I do say so myself, but I am biased :)

Mack | Marion Vagg

Mack 2 | 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 Furry Cat and Box, PTI Boutique Borders Birthday Stamp set

Card: X-press it Blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals

I’m looking forward to seeing your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Marion

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Tag You’re It Challenge #12

It’s time for another Tag You’re It! Challenge.  This week’s inspiration tag is made by the lovely Tracey McNeely.

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I kept my tag simple with white heat embossing on red card stock, but added extra detail with some sparkle. The ‘Merry’ sentiment was coloured with a dark red Copic marker and then some clear Wink of Stella brush glitter pen was added over the top. You can see a tiny bit of sparkle in the photo.

Merry | Marion Vagg

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

Supplies

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Merry Messages Stamp set

Card: Simon Says Stamp card stock – Schoolhouse Red

Ink: Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti – Static pillow, AnnaBelle Stamps clear sprinkles, Glossy Accents (to adhere sprinkles), Uniball Signo pen – white, PTI Tag Sale die, Cuttlebug, Copic Marker R39, Zig Wink of Stella Brush glitter pen – clear, white ribbon, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8m 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,

Marion

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Penny Black Simplicity Sister

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Today I have some very exciting news to share that has been a little while in the aking. Penny Black has put together a new blog called Simplicity at its Best and has asked a group of ladies (to be known as the Simplicity Sisters) to contribute projects to it. I have been asked to be a part of this esteemed group of crafters! WOW! The blog is devoted to creating projects using Penny Black products that are Clean and Simple as the name suggests.

Why don’t you head to the new blog and meet all of the Simplicity Sisters. I am very honoured to be a part of this exciting team.

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Thanks for joining me today,

Marion

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Merry Christmas – Jane’s Doodles

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Can you believe it is less than a month until Christmas? Well today I have a new card up on the Jane’s Doodles blog that will hopefully get you thinking about Christmas, if you haven’t already.
I did a little stamp modifying…the snowman does not have a hat in the set, but with a little masking (like Jane showed in a tutorial here), I gave him one. This card has lots of sparkle and glitter and was fun to make.

Merry Christmas | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Warm Wishes stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Mr & Mrs Claus stamp set (sentiment)

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

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, Wink of Stella brush glitter pen – clear, Creative Memories oval cutters, Glitter, Copic markers


Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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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.

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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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