New challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps

I’m back with a new sketch for the AnnaBelle Stamps monthly challenge.


Today I’ve created a fun water coloured boat scene. Perfect for a little boy’s birthday. The boat is from the Boy’s Party Stamp set and the sentiment is from the Beside the Sea Stamp set. I had fun getting very inky with this one.

Birthday Boat | Marion Vagg

Lots of dimension to create the waves.

Birthday Boat - detail | Marion Vagg


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Boy’s Party stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Beside the Sea stamp set

Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Distress ink – Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Distress Markers – Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Twigs, Wild Honey

Card: 300gsm Watercolour paper, Hero Arts Azure note cards

Other Supplies: AnnaBelles Stamp embossing powder – white, heat gun, Anti-static pillow, Foam dimensionals,

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Thanks for stopping by today,


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Vellum is the star

Another card for the  Online Card Class – His and Hers. I actually made this earlier in the week, but wasn’t quite sure if I liked it…


This was inspired by uber talented Cristina Kowalczyk and her vellum creations on Day 2. I never did get around to making a female version as I ran out of time – but I was thinking almost identical to this but with hearts and using shades of pink.

I actually had this blue and teal vellum in my stash (it must be at least 10 years old!). Vellum is not the easiest of materials to work with – especially concealing the adhesive! I find scattering elements on a card quite difficult – there certainly is an art to it.

Happy Birthday vellum


Stamps: Paper Smooches Sentiment sampler Stamp set

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black

Card: Neenah solar white cardstock, Hero Arts folded notecards – Azure

Other Supplies: Vellum – blue and teal (no idea of the brand), MFT Star stax dies, PTI Alphabet Dies, Cuttlebug, AnnaBelle Stamps metallic sprinkles, Glossy accents (to adhere sprinkles), foam dimensionals

Thanks for looking,


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To Infinity and Beyond

This card was a really quick (and small) birthday card I made for a friend’s son who had a birthday last week. I already had the rocket coloured in, so it took less than 5 mins to assemble, which is unheard of for this slow crafter. The rocket stamp/die is from Papertrey Ink and I just can’t get enough of my AnnaBelle Stamps background stamp – BBD#5.


Stamps: Papertrey Ink – Boy Basics: Out of this World Stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#5

Ink: Memento – Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black Versafine – Onyx Black

Card:  AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts folded note cards – Grass

Other Supplies: PTI Rocket Die, Cuttlebug, Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals

Short and sweet today. Thanks for dropping by,


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Sweet Little Ladybird

Just popping in quickly with a REALLY simple card that I made on the weekend. CAS to the max, but I like it!

I made the ladybird by cutting some circles out of punches. Ran one circle through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and then added some Glossy Accents. Easy as!


Stamps: Kaisercraft ‘Butterflies’ mini clear stamp set (insect trail), Waltzing Mouse “Half Pint Heroes” stamp set (sentiment)
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured square single fold), red and black cardstock
Other Supplies: Karl Craft Circle punches, single hole punch (for spots), Glossy accents, black felt pen, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder, foam dimensionals, Annabelle Stamps 5mm Cherry Sprinkles.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back tomorrow with some super exciting news!


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Happy Monster Birthday!

Hi everyone,

This cute little monster/alien is from the Digistamp Boutique and I just had to buy him (and his 3 little friends). Check them out here. He is coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. Glossy accents is used on his spots, eyes and on the bunting which is a Hero Arts stamp (Kiss from the Sun set). I wanted to make it look like he was jumping up and down.
I am entering it into the Digistamp Boutique May customer competition.

A close up…


Stamps: Monster Collection 1 – Digi stamp from the DigiStamp Boutique, Hero Arts “Kiss from the Sun” (CL439)
Ink: Printer, Memento Ink– Tuxedo Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (white square single fold), Xpress It blending card
Other Supplies: Turquoise dotty paper (not sure of brand but it is an Australian handmade cotton paper), Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, stubbs, Copic markers, glossy accents, foam dimensionals, American Crafts black fabric covered Thickers – Doll, Weave Extras teeny tiny letter stickers – black, Creative Memories circle cutters, kitchen twine, black felt pen, Basic Grey buttons – bright.

Thanks for stopping by,


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Good evening,

Recently I purchased my very first Waltzing Mouse Stamps…and I am in love with them! They stamp so beautifully and best of all they are great value for money as you get so many stamps in the one set!! Today’s card uses the Half Pint Heroes stamp set (and when I say value for money – this little set has about 45 stamps in it…oh and the sentiments are so varied and cute!!).
So now that I own some WM stamps, I thought I’d have a go in the current Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #46.

And here is my take. Just like Kelly Schirmer’s DT take, I turned the sketch up-side-down. I also put Glossy Accents over the window, but it didn’t show in the photo all that well.


Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Stamps – Half Pint Heroes, Hero Arts Envelope Pattern (S5507)
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Memento – Tuxedo Black, Vers Color – Atlanta
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured single fold), white card
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stubs, foam dimensionals, Basic Grey Buttons, Glossy accents, Copic Marker, black felt pen, Creative Memories circle cutters, Cre8tiv Mini stack paper – Baby series, Cuttlebug embossing folder – Polka Dots, Cuttlebug.

Thanks for coming by my neck of the woods!

Until next time,




Update May-11

This card earned me a Top Mouse award!
Top Mouse

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