A shadow box for Felix

Hi there,
I have a different kind of project to share with you today. One of my friends recently had a baby and I wanted to make her and her little man Felix, a little something special to go in the nursery. Mama Elephant’s ‘Up and Away’ set came to the rescue again. I cannot get enough of this cute set!

For Felix | Marion Vagg

I sponged the clouds by making my own template and using several distress ink colours. The name is made from a really old set of rub-ons that I have had in my stash for at least 10 years. The whole scene was placed in a shadow box that I bought from Ikea (gotta love that shop). I decided to include Mr Squeaky Mouse in the photo, much to the delight of my daughter 🙂

For Felix detail | Maron Vagg


Stamps: Mama Elephant Up and Away Stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic Markers (I don’t seem to take note of the colours sorry!), Foam dimensionals, Tombow Mono-Multi liquid adhesive, Making Memories rub-ons – Destination small black

I had so much fun making this, that I think I just may have to make some more!
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Cup Cake Toppers – Jane’s Doodles

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Hi there. I have a fun project up on the Jane’s Doodles blog today – cup cake toppers.  I used the adorable Garden Friends stamp set. I had a lot of fun making these little guys (and I will also say, the whole family had a lot of fun eating them too. Just for the record they were red velvet cupcakes :).

Cup Cake Toppers 1 | Marion Vagg

Cup Cale Toppers 2 | Marion Vagg

Cup Cake Toppers 3 | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Garden Friends stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Recollections 6×6 paper pad – All Girl, MME 6×6 paper pad – Happy Day, Glossy Accents, Toothpicks, Spellbinders circle dies, Cuttlebug, foam dimensionals, Ranger Enamel Accents – black, Red Velvet cupcakes (and they were YUM!)

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An Owl for Jarrah

I needed a gift for a friend who recently had a baby boy. I decided to make a personalised picture to hang in his room. I had fun making this project and I love how it turned out.

Owl for Jarrah


Stamps: None

Ink: Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

Card: Neenah Solar white card stock

Other Supplies: Sizzix Big Owl #2 die, Die-Namics High Rise Alphabet lower case, Cuttlebug, Foam dimensionals, White Frame, Creative Pl – Make and Create 12 x 12 paper pack, Echo Park – 6 x 6 Dots and Stripes Paper pack, Blending Pool

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Friday Feature – Easter sets

Hello and welcome to another Friday Feature at AnnaBelle Stamps. This week the Belles are showcasing Easter sets – as Easter is fast approaching! Check out the Easter deal that Andrea has for this weekend only.


Today I have made some chocolate wrappers for my kids for Easter. Let me just say I originally intended to make 4…but the 4th chocolate went missing 😉

Chocolate wrappers x3

Here is a close up of each one.

Chocolate wrapper - teal

Chocolate wrapper - blue

Chocolate wrapper - purple

The blue Easter Joy one is my favourite. Those Easter chicks are just too cute! And what is on the inside?



Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Chickadees Stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#5 Stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Boys Party Stamp set

Ink: Versacolor – Turquoise, Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly, Elderberry, Danube Blue, Nautical Blue

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White cardstock, Hero Arts folded notecards – Pool, Iris, Azure

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps Gingham ribbon – 16mm – Kiwi, Licorice, Tangerine, Cuts By Design 02 – Shapes 1, Cuttlebug, Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals, Martha Stewart Scoreboard, Chocolate!

I am entering these into the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

Be sure to drop by the rest of the Belles to check out their projects. Their links are on my sidebar. And also stop by Gayatri’s blog as she is stepping down from the AnnaBelle DT. It has been a pleasure working alongside her. I wish you all the best Gayatri.

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Say it with…Artichoke, Pineapple and Pumpkin

Hello and welcome back to another AnnaBelle Stamps challenge. This week we have a colour challenge for you.

I must admit that I was a little thrown by the colours – until I got out my AnnaBelle Stamps stain ribbons. That’s when a crafty project popped into my head – making  some ribbon ruffle flowers.

The flowers were super easy to make. Using a needle and thread, I did a simple running stitch along one side of a piece of ribbon about 15 -20cms long. Once done, I pulled the threads from both ends and the ribbon ruffled into a flower. To finish I tied the ends off. Once I had my three flowers, I used a plain hair clip and hot glued the ribbon flowers on it and added some matching AnnaBelle sprinkles. Simple, simple. (A tip: to make sure that the ends of the ribbon didn’t fray, I used a flame from a match to melt the ribbon ends).


Stamps: None

Ink: None

Card: None

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps Artichoke 16mm satin ribbon, AnnaBelle Stamps Pineapple 16mm satin ribbon, AnnaBelle Stamps Pumpkin satin ribbon, AnnaBelle Stamps Pineapple sprinkles, AnnaBelle Stamps Pumpkin Sprinkles, Hot glue gun, hair clip.

This week’s winner will receive a $15 Gift Voucher to the AnnaBelle Store. Hope you will play along with us. Be sure to check out the rest of the Belles’ projects – their links are on my side bar.

Thanks for stopping by,


About our challenges:

  • We post our challenges every Friday at 8:00pm 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 $15.00 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 upload 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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Thank you tag

Ok, so you can probably tell that I am on holidays due to the number of posts! I am crafting to my heart’s content and loving it!

CAS-ual Friday’s are having a Thank you Challenge and I wanted to play along.

No stamping on this one. Just some washi tape, a daisy die and a thank you rub-on!


Stamps: none

Ink: none

Card: Bazzill – pink, Swiss Dots Bazzill – Dark pink, AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock

Other Supplies: Little Lady washi tape – Freckled Fawn, Simon Says Stamp Fresh Daisies Die, Cuttlebug, EAD rub-ons (Paper Smooches – Thank you), AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm twine – white, PTI Tag Sale #2 die

Thanks for dropping by,


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