Happy Anniversary – Penny Black

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Hello. I hope you are having a relaxed weekend. Today I have a Penny Black card to share with you. This card uses a very different colour scheme to my usual go-to-bright-and-happy-colours, but it is good to stretch oneself and try something new.


PB Happy Anniversary | Marion Vagg

I inked up the Penny Black You + Me stamp set with Distress ink. I then stamped the image off onto a scrap piece of paper before spritzing it with some water and stamping onto my watercolour panel. I used two shades of green distress ink (Peeled Paint, Forest Moss). I hit it with my heat gun after each stamping to ensure the watercolour didn’t run. The birds were stamped with Vintage Photo distress ink. Once dry, I then cut the panel into three equal segments before mounting them into a khaki card base.

PB Happy Anniversary detil | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
You + Me stamp set


Stamps: Penny Black You + Me stamp set

Card: Tim Holtz Watercolor card stock, SSS Khaki card stock

Ink: Distress Ink – Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, Hero Arts white embossing powder, heat tool, water sprayer

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Celebrate – Jane’s Doodles

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Last week I shared this card on the Jane’s Doodles blog. It uses two of Jane’s newer stamp sets – Cheers and Stripes and Dots.

Celebrate | MArion Vagg


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Cheers stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Stripes and Dots stamp set

Card: Simon Says Stamp Sunshine card stock, X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Hero Arts Butterbar

Other Supplies: Copic markers, MFT Layered Label die-namics, Cuttlebug, Foam dimensionals, Zig Wink of Stella Brush glitter pen.

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Friday Feature at AnnaBelle Stamps

This month at AnnaBelle Stamps the Belles have been busy whipping up some projects using the Easter Chickadees Stamp set, which has matching dies as well. For more inspiration, head to the AnnaBelle blog.


To make my card, I traced around a heart die lightly in pencil and then I took the smallest stamp from the set and got to work stamping. I coloured in the flowers with Copic Markers and also die cut some of the same flower to pop up around the heart wreath for some added dimension. I used a flower punch (cut up) to create the leaves and the green dots were stamped with my scoring stylus. The sentiment is from the Love Birds stamp set.



Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Chickadee stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Love Birds stamp set

Ink: Memento – London Fog, Hero Arts – Green Hills, Versamark ink

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts layering papers – Daffodil, Punch

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Chickadee dies, Cuttlebug, Foam dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, AnnaBelle Stamps 3mm Icicle sprinkles, Glossy Accents (to adhere sprinkles), AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, Heat tool, Scoring Stylus (to stamps green dots around wreath), Carl Craft flower punch – Sakura (cut up to create leaves)

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the monthly challenge. Head here for details.

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AnnaBelle stamps release (blog hop and a giveaway)

Hello and welcome to the AnnaBelle Stamps January release Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Kylie’s blog. Today, two new stamp sets are being released into the store. Check them out below.


Two hearts

Pillow box

I used all the same elements in both to make them a set.

Complete set


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Wedding Medallion Stamp Set , AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#9 Elegance Stamp set

Ink: Luxe Memento Ink – Teal Zeal, Rose Bud, Hero Arts ink – Pool, Soft Pool

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts notecards – Tide

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, Cuttlebug, PTI Pillow Box die, WRMK Corner Chomper, Tag, Gold thread, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Confetti Hearts punch, Glossy Accents

Now for a giveaway. To be in the running to win these sets, simply comment on all the DT blogs and then add your name to the inlinkz on the ABS blog. Happy hopping and good luck.

Your next stop on the hop is Therese’s blog.


Blog Hop Order

ABS blog



Marion <– you’re here!




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