Marianne Designs

Day 3 – 6 Days of Christmas Tags 2022

Hi everyone!

As Tracey McNeely isn’t running her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year, I have created my own event using 25 days from Tracey’s event posts over the last decade, as I explained in this post. Unfortunately I only had time to make 6 tags this year.

Day 3’s inspiration is Day 14, 2012.

For my tag, I used a tag die by Marianne Designs plus a Sleigh die by My Favorite Things.

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Wildflower Bouquet

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the CAS on Friday challenge which has the theme of ‘flowers’!

I really love all the bouquet dies that are around at the moment and just bought one by Marianne Designs which I decided to use for my card today. I must say, it’s actually much bigger than I was expecting but that meant that I could use some of my larger flower dies with it! For this card I reached for the beautiful flowers that Memory Box released about a year ago (Daisy Stems, Wildflower Stems, Lavender Stems, Seed Stems and Daisy Silhouette), which I coloured with distress inks and coloured pencil.

I added some stickles to the flowers and a Hero Arts sentiment to complete my card.

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Nordic Trio

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink.

When I saw the sketch, I thought of some Marianne Designs dies that I got early last year – the set included a couple of test tube dies that I really wanted but somehow I never got round to using them!

Anyway, I cut the tubes from vellum and then came the challenge of choosing stems! My original planned flowers didn’t work – I think it’s because the tubes are close together. In the end, I used these wonderful Nordic Trio dies from Simply Graphic – I  think they work well with the layout of the tubes!

I added a sentiment by Memory Box and a few gems to complete my card.

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Daffodil Wreath

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at The Paper Players.

I love that one of the colours this week is called ‘Daffodil Delight’ and so I just had to include them in my card! My new Marianne Designs daffodil die arrived this morning so I jumped at the chance to play with it straight away. I paired it with a Honey Bee Stamps Grapevine die that I cut twice. All die cuts are coloured with distress ink.

I used an older WRMK 3D embossing folders – I always think of these as the original 3D embossing folders, they really took embossing folders to the next level!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from an older set by Neat & Tangled.

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Fun Easter bunny basket

Happy Friyay everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Just Us Girls challenge which has a fun inspiration photo this week!

I’ve had this fun Bunny die by Marianne Designs in my collection for YEARS but I hadn’t put it with my Easter supplies so always forgot about it… until now! For my card, I used it with a couple of Poppystamps dies – the Country Basket set and the fabulously versatile Floral Cluster die, which I coloured with distress oxide inks.

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