Happy Birthday Turtle Tag – Jane’s Doodles

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Good evening! Today I am over on the Jane’s Doodle blog using one of Jane’s latest sets called Belated Birthday. I just love me a turtle and this set also has some great snails as well.

The background is quite textured. I found it in my craft pile of unfinished projects (that pile is quite big mind you!) and it was made with some texture paste coloured with distress ink and a stencil from MFT. I have no idea which colour of Distress ink I used though! I have covered the cake and party hat with some clear Wink of Stella, but it doesn’t show up very well in the photo.

This tag is off to my Dad as it was his birthday last week – and I’m a bit late in getting it to him.

Supplies

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

Card: X-Press It blending card, Black card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress ink ??

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen, Texture Paste, My Favorite Things stencil – Brick Wall, Palette knife, Foam squares, Paper Smooches Tag die, Cuttlebug, Hole Punch, Uniball White Signo gel pen

Thanks for your company today,

Marion

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Stretch Your Stamps cards

I was really inspired by Laurie Willison’s card in the online card class Online Card Class – Stretch Your Stamps 2, on Day 10. Laurie’s clean and simple design really appealed to me, so I thought I would give it a try. My hubby’s comment was ‘that’s a classy card’, so it has the thumbs up from him too. Thanks for your inspiration Laurie. I used the Paper Smooches Reflections stamp set.

Happy Birthday | Marion Vagg

And while I had the same stamp set out, I thought I would do a slightly different version.

Hello | Marion Vagg

The sentiment is white card stock covered with the clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen then I covered the whole thing in Glossy Accents.

Hello - detail | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Paper Smooches Reflections stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Dotted Flowers stamp set (the Happy word on the first card)

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts folded note cards – Punch

Ink: Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink

Other Supplies: MFT High Rise lower case alphabet letter dies, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-Static pillow, Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen – clear, Glossy Accents, Tombow mono multi liquid adhesive

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Tag You’re It – Challenge #4

It has been fabulous to see the huge participation in the Tag You’re It! Challenge. Keep them rolling in!

This week is a little different for me – as I got to be inspired by my own card! I’ve never done this before, but I found it quite fun!

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I took my inspiration from the shape of the card, the colours I used on the card and also using the inlaid die cut technique. However this time I wanted also incorporate a new technique that I have picked up from Day 6 of the latest Online Card Class – Stretch Your Stamps 2, shown to us by none other than my fellow TYI team mate – Donna Mikasa. Thanks Donna for your continual inspiration 🙂

I white heat embossed the flowers then inked heavily with Distress Inks. Using a cotton bud dipped in water, I went over the flowers to reactivate the ink before dabbing it away with a tissue – removing the colour. Genius! I love the result.

You amaze me | Marion Vagg

You amaze me detail | Marion Vagg
For more details on the challenge and the guidelines, go here.

Supplies

Stamps: Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Expressions of You stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Card stock, Black Bazzill Card stock

Ink: Distress Markers – Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: Paper Smooches Quote Tag die, Simon Says Stamp You die, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-Static pillow, 3M Scotch foam tape, Cotton Buds, Water, Tissue, Mini ink blending tool, Hole punch

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

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Tag – You’re It Challenge #2

We had a massive response to the first Tag You’re It! Challenge. What’s more, you are in for another treat, as our guest designer for Challenge #2 is one of my all-time-favourite card makers – Laura Bassen! And what a beauty it is as well.

TYIC_2I took some of the elements from Laura’s tag – the leaves, the die cut and the colour. To create the multicoloured sunburst background, I used Distress markers and coloured each ray individually and then spritzed lightly with water before stamping.

Hello Tag | Marion Vagg

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

Supplies

Stamps: Impression Obsession Sunburst stamp

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Canson watercolour paper, Bazzill card – grey

Ink: Distress Markers – Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon

Other Supplies: Paper Smooches Quote Tag hello die, PTI Tag Sale die, Spellbinders circle die, Wplus9 Folk Art Floral die, Cuttlebug, Foam dimensionals, Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen – clear, MME Enamel dots, AnnaBelle Stamps hemp twine, water spritzer

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

Marion

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Hello Hello Hello

A big hello from me this week for the Muse Card Club.

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I recently purchased the Paper Smooches Quote Tag die and I simply love the ‘hello’ word die. I die cut it multiple times from various Hero Arts layering papers and simply adhered them to a white card base.

Hello | Marion Vagg

To make the black word pop, I stacked up 5 die cuts, then covered the top one in the clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen before coating it with Glossy Accents.

Hello 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: None

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White Cardstock, Hero Arts Layering papers – Cerulean, Punch, Grass, Pool, Daffodil, Carnation, Bazzill – Black

Ink: None

Other Supplies: Paper Smooches Quote Tag dies, Cuttlebug, Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear, Glossy Accents, Zig two way glue pen

Hope you can find some time to play along this week,

Marion

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Inlaid Die Cutting

I decided I needed some ‘me’ time as my hubby is currently overseas for 3.5 weeks, and therefore I enrolled in the latest online card class – Clean and Simple Card making 3. CS3_paticipant

Inlaid die cutting was a technique shown on Day 1 – I love this technique (I even did a tutorial on it last year here). For this card I used a Paper Smooches die – Quote tags (I just love the font on this die – it comes with a ‘Thanks’ also) and paired it up with the Memory Box Prim Poppy die to create a completely flat card. I love how it all fits back together like a jigsaw puzzle.

Hello Tag card

Hello Tag card - detail

Supplies

Stamps: none

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White Cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Hero Arts layering papers – Grass

Ink: Distress Markers – Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: Paper Smooches ‘Quote Tag’ dies, Memory Box Prim Poppy die, Cuttlebug, Zig Wink of Stella brush marker – clear

Hopefully I will be back soon to share some more cards with you.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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