Tag – You’re It!

You may have heard of a new challenge that has popped up in blogland – the Tag You’re It! Challenge. Well today I am excited to announce that I have been asked to be on the Design Team for it. If you know me and follow my blog, you will know that I do love making tags! To meet the other talented Design Team members, head over to the Tag You’re It! Challenge Blog.



So, if you LOVE creating Clean and Simple tags or cards, this challenge is for YOU! Every two weeks we’ll feature a designer’s project for inspiration. You’ll link up your creation, then come back to see if IT was TAGGED as the winner! Our focus will be tags, but a card or a scrapbook layout with a tag, even if it’s teeny tiny, is acceptable. Even bookmarks can take the form of a tag. Just have fun and be creative with TAGS!

To get the ball rolling at Tag You’re It! Challenge, we are having a 5 day mini challenge to get you warmed up. This week we have a guest designer, Karin Åkesdotter who has created this cute summer scene tag!


For my tag, I used the same layout as Karin and created this using Lawn Fawn’s Blue Skies stamp set.

Hot air balloon tag | Marion Vagg

For more details on the challenge and the guidelines, go here.


Stamps: Lawn Fawn Blue Skies

Card: Roman Tags – white

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Distress inks – Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Colorbox – white pigment ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Stickles – red, Sponge dauber, AnnaBelle Stamps Twine, Foam dimensionals

Hope you can find some time to play along. To link up your creations head to the Tag You’re It! Challenge blog.


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Happy Birthday at Muse

Welcome back to another week at the Muse Card Club.


This week’s card is a very CAS card with some simple Copic colouring.

Happy Birthday Muse | Marion Vagg

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: PTI Quilled Elegance Stamp set, Hero Arts Envelope pattern

Card: Xpress it Blending card, Hero Arts folded notecard – Pool

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Teal Zeal

Other Supplies: Copic markers

And just before I go, my family and I had the privilege of accompanying my husband to the USA on a business trip this past few weeks. We spent one week in Florida and the other in California. When in San Francisco we hired bikes and rode across the Golden Gate Bridge. I must admit I was unprepared for the cold weather in San Francisco!

Golden Gate Bridge SF | Marion Vagg

And no trip would be complete without a visit to Disneyland. Here is my daughter finally getting to meet one of her favourite Disney characters.

Micky Mouse | Marion Vagg

Hope you can find some time to play along at Muse this week,


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New challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps

I’m back with a new sketch for the AnnaBelle Stamps monthly challenge.


Today I’ve created a fun water coloured boat scene. Perfect for a little boy’s birthday. The boat is from the Boy’s Party Stamp set and the sentiment is from the Beside the Sea Stamp set. I had fun getting very inky with this one.

Birthday Boat | Marion Vagg

Lots of dimension to create the waves.

Birthday Boat - detail | Marion Vagg


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Boy’s Party stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Beside the Sea stamp set

Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Distress ink – Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Distress Markers – Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Twigs, Wild Honey

Card: 300gsm Watercolour paper, Hero Arts Azure note cards

Other Supplies: AnnaBelles Stamp embossing powder – white, heat gun, Anti-static pillow, Foam dimensionals,

Be sure to stop by the rest of the Belles blogs – their links are on my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by today,


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