Loveheart Baubles


Just sharing a non-traditional Christmas card that I am entering into the current Scrapbook Boutique Challenge where the theme is Christmas! I recently bought the Love Notes stamp set from Kaisercraft (just for the swirly loveheart) and thought it would look great as Christmas baubles. And to keep with my non traditional theme ….why not use blue?

I really love the subtlety of the Hero Arts Flowing Flowers and Leaves stamp on the background stamped with Versamark ink.

A close up of the baubles which I embossed in white onto blue cardstock.


Stamps: Kaisercraft Love notes stamp set, Hero Arts Flowing Flowers and Leaves Cling stamp, Kaisercraft Christmas sentiment
Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink, Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (from the pack of mixed recycled colours), blue bazzill card
Other Supplies:
Thin white ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls, foam dimensionals, American Craft White embossing powder, heat gun, glossy accents (to adhere ribbon), Fiskars scallop border punch

Thanks for looking and have a great day…even though it is super wet and soggy here today.


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Invitation bookmarks

Hi everyone,

I have been soooo busy, hence no time for blogging or for that matter crafting! My Mum has just been down for a week (which was lovely) and I have had a few casual days teaching at my school so that is why I have been MIA! However I have rectified that problem now and have something to show you.

It is my son’s 4th birthday in about 2 weeks and his birthday invites have been weighing on my mind, so yesterday I just sat down and made them all! I decided to do a bookmark with the invitation stuck on the back which can easily be removed so each child has a bookmark with their name on it to keep! Clever huh?  My son loves this little car stamp from Kaisercraft and I had fun making them applicable for both the boys and girls we are inviting to his party.

The cars are coloured in with either copics or prismacolor pencils (as my copic supply is quite limited) and all are raised slightly on 3D foam. The cars have glossy accents on the spots and windows and I used glossy accents on the bunting which I made with scraps of paper.

It was quite hard taking a decent photo of them all so this is the best I could come up with.

And just a close up of each side of the invitation.

And I blurred out a few of the details for privacy reasons.


Stamps: Kaisercraft – small car wooden stamp, Playful Serie – Scrappy Cat alphabet stamps
Ink: Versacolor Ink – Onyx Black
White card, Bazzill card for bookmark – a variety of colours from my stash
Other Supplies: Copic Markers, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, stubbs, ribbon – different colours and widths from my stash, various design paper scraps (for bunting), foam dimensionals, glossy accents, felt pen, ruler, printer, white paper, double sided sticky tape

Well the busy season is definitely about to hit full throttle! My son is turning 4 on December the 8th, my daughter is turning 1 on Christmas Eve, Christmas shopping and wrapping and card making  to do, a wedding anniversary in there as well and to top it off we have having Christmas with my brother and sister-in-law who live 1200kms away! I booked my flights today…but my hubby and son are driving!! Got to love this time of the year!!

Until next time,


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Christmas Baubles

Hey crafty peoples,

It has been too long since posts, but I have been having MAJOR issues with trying to get some decent photos, it has been so frustrating!! Anyway, this is the best I could come up with…I really need to purchase some more photography gear!

Once again I have been inking up my Hero Arts Decorative Ornaments stamp and I am loving it!! These cards are pretty simple and there is a reason for this as these are going to be my Christmas cards this year and mass production needs to be done quickly and efficiently!

I inked up the stamp with several different inks (similar tones) and then gave the stamp a good spritz with perfect pearls in water  before stamping. Once stamped, I hit it with the heat gun to dry it quickly. I love how it has given the image a watery look. In real life the perfect pearls are really shimmery, but hard to capture this in the photos. The background stamp is an Impress stamp that I inked up with 3 different shades of green, spritzed with perfect pearls in water and then dabbed with a tissue before stamping to get a blotchy effect. I added a sentiment, some ribbon and pearls and voila!

This photo captures some of the perfect pearls a bit, but it looks better in real life.

And I experimented with different colours, but I think the pink colours are my favourite. I also did a blue one.


Stamps: Hero Arts Decorative Ornament, Impress Stamp – square, Kaisercraft Christmas sentiment
Ink: Versacolor Ink – Onyx Black, Cardinal, Petal Pink, Opera Pink, Peony, Heliotrope, hyacinth, Green Tea, bamboo, Olive, Orange, Yellow
Regal Craft Card (white horizontal single fold), white card
Other Supplies:
Thin white ribbon, thin white and gold ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls, foam dimensionals, perfect pearls, mini mister, heat gun, glossy accents (to adhere ribbon)

Thanks again for visiting and have a great night!


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Top 3

Hi all,

I am very excited today! My card placed top 3 at CASE Study Challenge #13! YAY!!

Also last week another one of my cards placed 2nd at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog site! Pretty cool huh? My first two achievements since entering blogland 4 months ago….and boy have I had a lot of fun!

And just on another note….I have decided to tweak my blog name ever so slightly and call it Made Marion instead of Made by Marion….just for a little bit of fun and a play on words!

So no cards to share tonight, but I do have a really simple Christmas card to share with you really soon….as soon as I find time to photograph it!

Take care,


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CASE Study #13

This card has taken a few days to complete, but with a bit of thinking and tweaking, this is what I have finally come up with today. It is my entry to CASE Study #13 where the inspiration this week is a card by Heather Pulvirenti.

I used her layout and as she had 3 flowers I used 3 elements as well – baubles from the Hero Arts decorative ornament stamp. So now I can say my Christmas card count is now 2!! Better than none I say!

A close up of the ornaments which I embossed in a red pearlised embossing  powder so in real life they have a bit more of a pearlised shimmery look to them. I raised the babbles using 2 different thickness of foam to create dimension.


Stamps: Hero Arts Decorative Ornament
VersaMark Watermark Ink, Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Regal Craft Card (white horizontal single fold), white card
Other Supplies:
Embossing powder – enhanced Red pearl, Kaisercraft patterned paper from the Belle Collection – Natalie, Kaisercraft Christmas Stamp (sentiment), white ribbon – thin and medium width, Kaisercraft pearls, felt pen, foam dimensionals, herma dotto adhesive.

Thanks for all your comments recently…it has made my day!





Update Nov-10

This card placed top 3. Yay me!

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