Muse #35 – You are loved

Hello. I am back with another card for the Muse Card Club.


This week I had fun combining lots of different products from different companies – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink and Simon Says Stamp. I coloured in the flower with a mix of Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.

You are loved

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.


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Expressions of You stamp set, Hero Arts Etched Flowers Cling stamp, Hero Arts Envelope Pattern stamp, Papertrey Ink Life is Sweet Stamp set (Leaves)

Ink: Memento ink – Gray Flannel, Bamboo Leaves, Hero Arts Mid tone Ink – Field Greens, Raspberry Jam

Card: X-Press It Copic Blending Blending Card, Hero Arts folded Note cards – Snow and Grenadine

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, PTI Tag Sake #3 die, PTI The Sweet Life dies, Cuttlebug, Simon Says Stamp You die, Foam Dimensionals, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm Hemp twine – white, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Hope you can find some time to play along and thanks for stopping by,


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AnnaBelle Stamps Friday Feature Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to AnnaBelle Stamps Friday Feature Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Sue’s lovely blog.

Today, the Belles are showcasing the Lil Belles set. There are quite a few Lil Belles sets, so check them all out below. Today I have decided to use A Beautiful Day stamp set.

So grateful for you

For those of you who know me, patterned paper and I are not the best of friends. Well… I am pleased to say that several pieces of patterned paper were harmed in the making of this card 🙂


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps A beautiful Day stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Squared Posies Stamp set (sentiment)

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento – Tuxedo Black, Distress Markers – Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock

Other Supplies: Crate Paper patterned paper 6×6 pad, My Minds Eye – Lost and Found patterned paper 6×6 pad Foam dimensionals, Watercolour pen, Prismacolor pencils (highlights, hair and skin), Tombow Mono Multi glue

Now for a GIVEAWAY. If you would like to win a Lil Belle’s set (winner’s choice), 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.

Also ALL the Lil’ Belles sets are discounted by 20% for this weekend only.


Your next stop on the hop is the one and only, and very talented Therese.

Thanks for stopping by,


Blog Hop Order

ABS blog



Marion <– you’re here!



ABS Blog

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Post-It note and pen holder


I have a little crafty project to share today that is not a card! I found this video tutorial at Dawn’s Stamping Studio and thought I would give it a go! So easy to make and as you will see I didn’t stop at one! (LOTS of photos in this post!)

My Mum, sister and I are busy making items for a craft market stall we will be having at the Burdekin Craft Spectacular which is held in my sister’s home town of Ayr in North Queensland. We will all be flying up there in about 3 weeks! Can’t wait! I am soooo busy making heaps of cards (and other crafty things like these note holders) to sell! There is something satisfying about making and selling home made craft items (and no doubt I’ll be buying a few as well!!)

Anyway, the first two holders I am entering into PDCC #90 as I used the challenge colours.

The butterfly is coloured in with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

Don’t you just love those cute little pens I found?

I painted these flowers with distress inks after embossing the image.

This butterfly is coloured with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

These butterflies are coloured in with prismacolor and then blended with a blending pencil. Love the colours against the kraft!

More prismacolor and gamsol.

Some left over hearts from my last card.

A lion that has been waiting to be placed on a project for months – from Recollections Zoolicious stamp set. Coloured in with prismacolors and gamsol.


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Phew…thanks for sticking with me!


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A couple of challenges


Hope you are having a good weekend….mine is extra good as it is a long weekend here in Australia (Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday!) Yay!

I have 2 cards to share with you tonight that I am entering into a couple of challenges…. so let’s begin.

First up is a little flowery number for my Mum. She is coming to visit us this weekend! I don’t get to see my Mum very often as she lives 9 hours away, but she is coming to spend 4 nights with us and I wanted to make her a card to tell her I love her. Her favourite flower is a rose so it is a perfect fit! The flower is a digi stamp from the DigiStamp Boutique which I coloured in with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

I am entering this one into 2 competitions. The DigiStamp June Customer Competition and also the CAS-ual Friday #6 Tic Tac Toe challenge…this is so cool as you get to pick the combination that works best for you!

My combination for this challenge is the diagonal one – Emboss, Dies/Punch, Buttons. I dry embossed the background, my die is the end of a Spellbinder’s Labels 4 die and I have used a beautiful button from Jane’s Doodles.

Next up is another card that I made for the CAS-ual Friday Tic Tac Toe challenge. This time I chose the middle combination – gems, die/punch/flowers. I love how it turned out. I am also entering this one into the June Hero Arts Blog Challenge. This one uses the technique of water colouring with distress inks, water and a paint brush.


[Pink rose]
Stamps: The DigiStamp Boutique “Rose Collection”, Waltzingmouse Stamps – Teeny Trees for the ‘Love you’ sentiment.
Ink: Printer, Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (Square single fold which I cut to form a smaller card), white Bazzill card, white card
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, stubbs, Kaisercraft pearls – pearl, Kaisercraft pink grosgrain ribbon, Jane’s Doodles button, Spellbinders Label 4 die, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Embossing folder – Birds and Swirls, foam dimensionals, Glossy Accents (to adhere the button)

[Tall Flower – Thanks]
Stamps: Hero Arts Tall flower woodblock stamp (K5431), Waltzingmouse Stamps – Teeny Trees for the ‘thanks’ sentiment (The sentiment actually says Give Thanks, but I only inked up the thanks part as I didn’t want to cut it up)
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, VersaMark watermark ink, Tim Holtz distress inks – Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, Peeled paint, Scattered Straw
Card: Regal Craft Card (Square textured single fold card), X-Press-It blending card
Other Supplies: American Crafts Blck embossing powder, heat gun, Kaisercraft gems, paintbrush, Spellbinders Labels 2 die, Cuttlebug, foam dimensionals, kitchen twine, Tim Holtz blending tool

Thanks for stopping by,


Update June-11
Tall Flower-Thanks, earned me a spot on the VIP’s List at CAS-ual Friday.

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Birthday Poppies


I have a different card for you tonight…different from my recent run of cute critters that is!

This card uses the Hero Arts ‘Delicate Blossoms’ stamp set. The sentiment is from the Waltzingmouse ‘Teeny Trees’ stamp set. I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The ribbon was a bit fiddly…not sure how other people do it, but I came up with my own method and I am really pleased with how it turned out.


Stamps: Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms stamp set (CL449), Waltzingmouse ‘Teeny Trees’ stamp set.
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured single fold), White card
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Stubs, foam dimensionals, Spellbinders Nesties – Label 4, Cuttlebug, White satin ribbon, Zots clear adhesive dots.

Thanks for stopping by,


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