Fox bookmark – Jane’s Doodles

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I’ve been a little absent from blogland of late as I am currently on holidays with my family in Queensland. We have had a lot of fun in the sun today – the highlights being the kayaks and the catamarans. My 8 year old son has picked up kayaking so easily – he is a natural! We are off to my sister-in-laws wedding tomorrow where my daughter is a flower girl. Fun times!

Anyway, last week I had a project up on the Jane’s Doodles blog. A cute little fox from the Hello Friend stamp set and the sentiment is from the Read All About it stamp set. I had a lot of fun colouring this little guy in and felt that it didn’t need anything else so kept it very simple.

Foxy Bookmark | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Hello Friend stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Read All About it stamp set (sentiment)

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black

Other Supplies: Copic markers, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm hemp twine, Penny Black Creative die – Tagged, Cuttlebug

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Jane’s Doodles Spotlight Hop

Hi there. Today I am very excited to be announcing that I am joining the Design Team at Jane’s Doodles. I have always been a big fan of Jane and her adorable stamps and I am honoured to be joining such a talented group of ladies.Jane's Doodle Banner

Today we have a spotlight blog hop to highlight the latest 3 stamp sets that have been recently released into the store. You should have arrived from Jennifer McGuire’s blog who is guest designing with us.

Doodle Flowers IIdoodle_flowers_2

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Wise Owl


First up I created a colourful cluster of flowers, that were coloured with Copics and then given a coating of Wink of Stella brush glitter pen.

Happy Day | Marion Vagg

Happy Day - detail | Marion Vagg

Next I made a fun bookmark for my son, once again colouring with Copics. The apple is coated in Glossy Accents.I heart books | Marion Vagg

And finally I water coloured the Wise Owl with Distress ink and made a tag. On the back it says “This book belongs to…” I couldn’t resist the googly eyes.Wise Owl | Marion Vagg

Wise Owl - detail | Marion Vagg

Blog Hop Order
Jennifer (Guest Designer)
Marion <—— You are here
Miriam (New DT member as well – welcome)
Jane’s Doodles

In order to be in the running to win these stamp sets, please leave a comment on all the blogs and one lucky person will be chosen at random. Good luck.


Happy Day Card:

  • Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers II stamp set
  • Card: X-Press It Blending card, Simon Says Stamp Wood grain card stock, Black Bazzill card stock
  • Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark Ink
  • Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Anti – static pillow, Heat tool, AnnaBelle Stamps pearls, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen – clear

I Heart Books Bookmark:

  • Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Wise Owl stamp set
  • Card: X-Press It Blending card
  • Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark Ink
  • Other Supplies: Copic Markers, PTI Bookmark die, Cuttlebug, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm hemp twine, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen – clear

Wise Owl Card:

  • Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Wise Owl stamp set
  • Card: Tim Holtz watercolour card stock
  • Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Inks – Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, Pumice Stone
  • Other Supplies: Derwent watercolour brush, Googly eyes, Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Anti – static pillow, Heat tool, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm hemp twine, Brown ribbon (brand unknown), WPlus9 rectangle die, Cuttlebug

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Say it with…

Hello! The last two weeks have been so hectic for me – I completely missed all the festivities of World Card Making Day and have fallen so far behind on blog reading (not to mention commenting). Hopefully life can calm down a little – but in reality not likely with school starting back this week and a number of other everyday happenings piling up! Anyway, I am digressing! Glad that you could join me for another challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps.

This week’s colour combo was certainly a challenge for me (I tend towards bright colours) so I had to tone down for this week. All the Belles have used the Tomorrow’s Dream stamp set, but all you need to do is use the colour combo.

I’m not to good when it comes to colouring hair and face – but I took the plunge and had a go using Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I created the bookmark cut out by ‘stretching’ a tag die I own…a very nifty little technique that I learnt recently. I will share soon how I did this.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Tomorrow’s Dream stamp set

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versafine – Onyx Black, Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Distress Markers – Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White card stock

Other Supplies: Hero Arts Long and Cute Tags – Frame cut die, Cuttlebug, Paper Palette – Tassels, Watercolour brush, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Blending stubs, Hole punch

This week’s winner will receive a $10 Gift Voucher to the AnnaBelle Store. Be sure to check out the rest of the Belles projects – their links are on my sidebar. We also have a Guest Designer for the month of October – Karin Akesdotter. Make sure you stop by her blog as well.

I’ll be back at 4pm (Australia EST) for a blog hop…hope to see you then.


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).
How To Play Along:
– Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post.
– For those without a blog you can still play along! Simply uplaod your card to out Stamp Embellish Create social site (you’ll need to join) and add the current challenge ‘tag’ to your photo!
– 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 🙂
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Robot Bookmark

Today we went to a birthday party, so I needed something that was suitable for a 4 year old. I won a set of robot stamps last year from The Stamps of Life and I haven’t really inked them up until now. My aim was to make a personalised card, but it ended up as a bookmark! It is funny how things turn out sometimes.

I am entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Chipboard Challenge over at Lilypad cards. I used chipboard fabric Thickers letters to personalise the bookmark – and covered them with glossy accents to add a bit of shine.

And to wrap the present, I stamped robots onto some paper and and my 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter coloured them in. They had so much fun!


Stamps: The Stamps of Life “robots2build” by Stephanie Barnard
Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Distress inks – Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood
Card: X-Press It Blending card, Bazzill card – Navy Blue
Other Supplies: Copic markers, American crafts Thickers chipboard fabric letters, Glossy Accents, Kaisercraft turquoise ribbon, AnnaBelle Stamps Natural cotton thread, Basic Grey button – blue, foam dimensionals

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