Hello – Penny Black

Hello! I think Adele’s song was playing on repeat the whole time I made this card, but it’s a good song, and I quite like how the card turned out as well!

I used the Penny Black slapstick/cling stamp called Birthday Tweetings (well part of the stamp) as well as the Chat Bubbles Creative die set.

I stamped and then coloured the phone with Copic markers. I fussy cut the phone, as I didn’t need to bird this time round, although it is a very cute and whimsical image.

The background looked a little plain to me, so I decided to use the Chat Bubble Creative die set and emboss the speech bubbles into the background using an embossing mat in my die cutting machine. I find that this adds more interest to the card, without taking away from the focal image.

I adhered the phone and sentiment with some foam tape and then mounted that onto the card base with more foam. I hand drew the phone cord.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 40-431 Birthday Tweetings stamp set
Penny Black 51-003 Chat Bubbles Creative die set


Stamps: Penny Black Birthday Tweetings stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Yellow card stock, Grey card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Penny Black Chat Bubbles Creative dies, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Embossing mat, Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, Yellow Sprinkle, Anti-static powder bag, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Foam dimensionals, Copic multi liner 0.3,

I hope you are having a great week.
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Thankful For You – Jane’s Doodles

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I’m back with a card that was up on the Jane’s Doodle blog earlier this week. I love the simplicity of the white heat embossing on the coloured card stock. I used two teal Prismacolor pencils and a Derwent blender pencil to add some subtle shading. The Jane’s Doodles sets I used are Lily and Thankful. Love them both.

Have you noticed I am also trying something new with my photography set up? I am no professional photographer, but I am loving all the flat stylised card photos I’m seeing around blogland of late, so I thought I would give it a try. I’m also trying out different locations around my new house that has the best natural light! This spot I found was just near my kitchen window. Who knows if I’ll be able to replicate it again next time!


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Lily and Thankful stamp sets

Card: Hero Arts Layering Paper – Pool

Ink: Versamark watermark ink

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti static pillow, Prismacolor pencils (2 shades of teal), Derwent blender pencil

I hope you can get some crafty time in today,

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Celebrate Tag – Jane’s Doodles

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Happy New Year! I’ve made a Jane’s Doodle tag to bring in the new year using the Doodle Flowers and Birthday Wishes stamp set. You can find the post on the Jane’s Doodles blog here.

I used a chevron embossing folder on the tag to add some texture, then stamped and fussy cut the flowers and leaves which were coloured with Copics.

JD Celebrate tag | Marion Vagg

The sentiment was white heat embossed onto some black card stock and then I fussy cut it out.

JD Celebrate 2 | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers and Birthday Wishes stamp sets

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Black card stock

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Tagged die, Chevron Embossing Folder, Sprinkle – Blackcurrant, Liquid Adhesive, Twine, 3D mounting foam, Hero Arts embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static pillow

I hope your new year has got off to a wonderful start. My family and I are about to move house – so I am knee deep in sorting and packing boxes! Not my favourite job in the world!

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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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Love You and Hello – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello. I hope you have had a fabulous Monday and a great weekend. I’ve just had 2 very lovely days with my Mum, two sisters and my niece in Sydney. We went to see Matilda on Sunday night and it was a brilliant show! I’m back home now and feeling tired, but I’m on holidays, so I’m going to take things very slowly!

I’m popping in with a couple of Jane’s Doodles cards that were over on the Jane’s Doodles blog recently.

First up is this floral card and I love how easy it was to create. I white heat embossed the image from Spring Blessings onto coloured card stock and then did some simple colouring with Copic markers.

Love You JD | Marion Vagg

Love You detail JD | Marion Vagg

Next up is this hello card that uses the Jane’s Doodles Mom set. Lots of fussy cutting, but I find that quite relaxing. And I also used some patterned paper. Go me!

Hello Friend | Marion Vagg


Card 1: ‘Love You

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Spring Blessings stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Mom stamp set (sentiment)

Card: SSS Woodgrain card stock, Pink card stock (SSS – I think??)

Ink: Versamark

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax die, Cuttlebug, Anti-Static pillow, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat Tool, Mounting foam

Card 2: ‘Hello Friend

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Mom stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Hello Friend stamp set (sentiment)

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Black card stock

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine – Onyx Black Ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Spellbinders Circle dies, WPlus 9 Hand Written Hello die, Patterned Paper, Mounting Foam

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