Friday Feature – Easter Blessings

It is hard to believe that Easter is fast approaching. This month at AnnaBelle Stamps the Belles have been showcasing the Easter Blessings stamp set.


Today I have made a simple tag for a bag of choccies, that will be given to my son’s teacher as an end of term gift (2 weeks to go!)

Easter Blessings | Marion Vagg

You can see the sparkly Wink of Stella brush pen around the border. I coloured the image with Copics.

Easter Blessings tag | Marion Vagg


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Blessings stamp set Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Papertrey Ink tag die, Cuttlebug, Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear, Educational supplies – Blue party bag
Be sure to check out the Kylie’s card using this stamp set. The link to her blog is my side bar.

Until next time,


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New AnnaBelle stamps and Dies Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the new stamp release blog hop for AnnaBelle Stamps. You should have arrived from the very sweet Kylie’s blog.

Today, two new stamp sets are being released along with some new dies! First up here is the stamp set Easter Chickadee with matching dies!



For this card I used the dies and a sentiment and created a colourful stack of birds.

Spring blessings

Next I used some of the cute flowers from the set to create a little garden scene.


And last but not least is the Easter Blessings stamp set. I just fell in love with those tulips!


Easter Blessings


Card 1: Spring Blessings

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Chickadee Stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#5 Stamp set

Ink: Versamark watermark ink

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White Card, Hero Arts Folded note cards – various colours)

Other Supplies:  AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Chickadee dies, Cutttlebug, AnnaBelle Stamps embossing powder – white, anti static pillow, heat tool, Martha Stewart Heart punch, Glossy Accents, Foam dimensionals, Googly eyes, WRMK Corner chomper, Uniball signo white gel pen

Card 2: Blessings

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Chickadee Stamp set,

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Card: AnnaBelle stamps smooth white cardstock

Other Supplies: Copic markers, AnnaBelle Stamps 3mm pearls, Glossy accents (to adhere pearls), Memento Tuxedo Black marker, ruler, WRMK Corner chomper

Card 3: Easter Blessings

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Blessings stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps BBD# 7

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo

Card: AnnaBelle stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts Folded notecards – Iris, Poppy

Other Supplies: Copic markers, WRMK Corner chomper

Now for a GIVEAWAY. If you would like to own both of the new stamp sets and matching dies, comment on all of the DT’s blog and then head back to the ABS blog and add your name to the inlinkz. You have until Sunday 8pm (Australian EST) to enter.


Combo Special Deal – Purchase both the new sets and matching dies (Easter Blessings, Easter Chickadee and the Easter Chickadee dies) and receive 20% off the total price (a total cost of $36.85 reduced to $29.48!)

ALSO, this new Designer Flowers die has entered the store coordinates with the Designer Flowers Stamp set that was released last month. It is also discounted by 20%, but only until midnight this Sunday.


Your next stop on the hop is my sweet friend Therese.

Thanks for stopping by,


Blog Hop Order

ABS blog




Marion <– you’re here!




ABS Blog

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Scrapbook Boutique Easter Challenge

If you have been trying to access my blog during the last 24 hours…my apologies for it being offline – it was beyond my control – a data centre problem…but all fixed now!

This is my entry to the current Scrapbook Boutique Easter Challenge….squeezing it in before the deadline tonight!

I have never made an Easter card before….not something I would normally do, but I do love to make little tags! My hubby is away for work at the moment, but my dear friend invited me and my kiddlets to her place for the afternoon and dinner, so I just had to make each of her family a little something special to give them for Easter. It was a bit of a rush job but they turned out OK. Everyone got a little personalised tag to go on a couple of Easter eggs which I packaged up in clear bags and tied off with some ribbon. On the back of the tag I put the bible verse “If the Son sets you free, then you will be free indeed” – John 8:36. A very fitting verse for Easter I thought!

You will have to excuse the photos, but I had to snap these quickly before I had to head out the door to give them away and they weren’t the easiest of things to take decent photos of (cards are a little more straight forward!)


Stamps: Hero Arts ‘Flourish Background’ Cling stamp (CG119), Scrappy Cat ‘Playful Serie’ letters stamps
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Versacolor cubes – Atlantic, Heliotrope, Green Tea, Petal Pink, Bamboo
Card: White card
Other Supplies: Spellbinders nesties – label 4, Cuttlebug, Kaisercraft Flowers, R.E.I buttons, ribbon, clear cello bags, kitchen twine, sponge dauber

Thanks for stopping by. I have got some super cute animal cards to share with you soon…some new stamps arrived last week and I have been having soooo much fun playing with them. Until then,


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