Peace and Joy – Jane’s Doodles

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on my blog. Today I’m sharing a Jane’s Doodles tag using the Christmas Blessings stamp set.

Peace and Joy JD | Marion Vagg

Peace and Joy Tag JD | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Christmas Blessings stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts layering papers – Pine

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, Versmark ink, Hero Arts – Pool, Tide

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencilBamboo Leaves, Foam dimensionals, Black seed beads, Glosst Accents (to adhere beads), Paper Smooches tag die, Hole punch, Cuttlebug

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Sunny Studio Guest Designer

I’m Guest Designing on the Sunny Studio blog this weekend. I got to play around with some of the new Sunny Studio 2016 Winter Release. There are some awesome stamps and dies in this release – be sure to check it out here.

First up I used the Merry Sentiments stamp set and matching die to create a colourful string of lights. The tree branch is from the Holiday Style stamp set and I stamped it several times in two different shades of green. I used the Merry Word die as part of the sentiment.

SS Merry and Bright | Marion Vagg

Next up is another Christmas card using the same sets as before. To add some dimension to the card, I created some ornament hangers with silver thread. To compliment this, I silver heat embossed the sentiment.

SS Merry Christmas Baubles | Marion Vagg

Lastly, I have used the Small Holly die (which is a free gift with every purchase from the Sunny Studio store while stocks last) to create a simple embellishment for a gift tin. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Merry Sentiments Stamp set onto some vinyl adhesive stickers.

SS Be Merry Gift tin | Marion Vagg


Stamps/dies: Sunny Studio Merry Sentiments stamp set, Sunny Studio Merry Sentiment die, Sunny Studio Holiday Style stamp set, Sunny Studio Merry Word die

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Pool

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Gray Flannel, Lady Bug, Danube Blue, Hero Arts Shadow Inks – Soft Pool, Tide Pool, Bubble Gum, Ultra Pink, Charcoal, CornFlower, Butter bar, Orange Soda, Raspberry Jam

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Red Sprinkles, Silver embossing powder, Heat tool, Cuttlebug, Foam dimensionals, Glossy Accents, Silver thread, Silver gift tin

Be sure to head to the Sunny Studio blog for more inspiration.

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A Snowman and some Succulents – Jane’s Doodles

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I have a couple of Jane’s Doodles projects to share with you which I have made over the last couple of weeks.

First up is a cute little snowman shaker ornament inspired by Jennifer McGuire and also our recent trip to the snow. It uses the Winter Wishes stamp set.

Australia isn’t very well known for its skiing slopes, but we do have some and last weekend we took our kids so that they could have their first ever snow experience. We had SNOW much fun throwing snowballs, making a snowman and tobogganing (there was still plenty of snow left even though it is spring!)

JD snowman shaker ornament | Marion Vagg

JD Snowman shaker detail | Marion Vagg

And here is our snowman from the weekend.

Snowman | Marion Vagg

Next up, I have another card to share using the new Cactus stamp set (which you can pre-order). I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to colour in the focal pot. I’m entering this card into the Virginia’s View Challenge #24.

JD Cactus | Marion Vagg



Snowman Shaker Ornament

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Winter Wishes stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, MFT Navy card stock, Acetate

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals, Spellbinders circle die, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts embossing powder – white, Heat gun, Anti-static pillow, Martha Stewart iridescent hearts and stars, Hemp twine, Liquid adhesive, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear

Hello Cactus

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Cactus stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts layering papers – Grass

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Foam dimensionals, Gamsol, Blending stumps

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.



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Wishing You a Cool Christmas – Sunny Studios

Hello and Merry Christmas. I hope that you have a wonderful day filled with much love and laughter. Australia had just finished celebrating Christmas when this post goes live, but our family is actually delaying our Christmas celebrations until Sunday, when my  sister and her family arrive (they couldn’t make it Christmas Day). My Mum and Dad have already arrived, as has my eldest sister and her husband, so it has been lovely having a house full. My kids have been very patient and can’t wait for their cousins to arrive. I love having all my family altogether.

Anyway, I have a Sunny Studio tag to share with you using the Bundled Up stamp set and its co-ordinating dies.

Cool Christmas detail | Marion Vagg

Cool Christmas | Marion Vagg

The penguin was coloured with Copic Markers as are the sun rays, which is a Simon Says Stamp die. I’ll add the supplies list later.

If you celebrate Christmas, what did you get up to?

Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas,


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Happy Howlidays – Sunny Studio

Good evening (or morning depending on where you live!) I have another Sunny Studio card to share with you which uses the Santa’s Helpers stamp set, the coordinating dies and the popular Fishtail Banners dies.

Sunny Studio Happy Howliday | Marion Vagg

All the images are coloured with Copic Markers and I attached the banner to the card front with my sewing machine. A great Christmas stamp set for any animal lover!

SH-Marion-Sneak-Peek | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Sunny Studio Santa’s Helpers stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts Layering paper – Aubergine, Poppy

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, Versmark watermark ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Sunny Studio Santa’s Helpers dies, Sunny Studio Fishtail Banner dies, Cuttlebug, Anti static pillow, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Sewing machine, Foam squares, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen – clear, Uniball white Signo gel pen

Short and sweet from me tonight. Have a great night (or day). I’m off to bed!


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Snowflakes – Sunny Studio

Happy Friday! School is out and I’m on holiday for 6 weeks! Hopefully I will be able to catch my breath now. The last month has just been a whirlwind of activity.

Well today I have a Sunny Studio card to share with you using another one of Mendi’s cute penguin sets called Snow Kissed. For something a little different I decided to create a window card (but I always find these so hard to photograph!) To create the window, a partially die cut a circle and then created the flat bottom with my craft knife and a ruler.

The penguin was stamped and then die cut with the Snow Kissed dies. I made the window just big enough so that I could secure the penguin both at the top and bottom.

SS Snowflakes | Marion Vagg

For a subtle pattern on the card front, I stamped the snowflakes stamp in Versamark ink and added some snowflake dies from the Snow Kissed die set.

SS Snowflakes detail | Marion Vagg

The image is coloured with Copics markers and I added a white piece of paper to the inside of the card, so that when it is closed, white peeks through.

SS Snowflakes detail 2 | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Sunny Studio Snow Kissed stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Coordinates – Grey card stock

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black,  Versmark watermark ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers,  Sunny Studio Snow Kissed dies, Cuttlebug, Anti static pillow, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, AnnaBelle Stamps small clear sprinkles, Liquid adhesive

That’s all from me today. Thanks for visiting,


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