If you know me, you know I love making tags. Why? I think it is because they can be quick projects – quicker than cards. When I saw that Moxie Fab World had a Gift Tag Challenge, I HAD to play along.

Happy Birthday Tag

Happy Birthday Tag - detail


Stamps: WPLus9 Banner Love stamp set, Hero Arts Playful Lower case alphabet stamp set

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black, Memento Ink – Tangelo, Bamboo Leaves, Teal Zeal, Rose Bud

Card:  Roman Tag, Hero Arts Layering papers – Pool, Grass, Mandarin, Carnation

Other Supplies: My Mind’s Eye 6×6 paper pad – Be Amazing, AnnaBelle Stamps pearls – 3mm, AnnaBelle Stamp Hemp twine – white 0.8mm, Kaisercraft grosgrain ribbon, SEI button – orange

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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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Video Tutorial – Watercolour flowers

Today I have a Topical Tuesday video to share with you over on the AnnaBelle Stamps blog. Here is a look at the card I have made using distress markers and water to create a watercolour effect.

Best Wishes - watercoloured flowers


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Designer Flowers Stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Fanciful Flowers Stamp set (leaves and sentiment)

Ink: Distress Markers – Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive

Paper: Canson Watercolour paper, AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts folded note card – carnation

Other Supplies: Mister with water, AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, heat tool, Embossing buddy

Head here is to view the video.

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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

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I have some more cards to share for the Online Card Class – His and Hers.


I really loved Heather Nichols watercolour stamping on Day three, so I decided to give it a go. I didn’t end up making a Sympathy card for the female version, as I didn’t have an appropriate sentiment, but I managed to find a sympathy type sentiment for the male version.



I am also entering these into the The Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.


Stamps: PTI The Sweet Life Stamp set, Paper Smooches Reflections Stamp set, Hero Arts Live and Laugh Stamp set (sentiments)

Ink: Distress Markers – Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, VersaFine – Onyx Black

Card: Canson Watercolour paper – 300gsm, Hero Arts folded notecards – Iris and Pine

Other Supplies: Mister with water

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