Just For You Card Set – Penny Black

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Today I have set of four cards to share with you using some new Penny Black products. I used the Swirl Squares creative dies to create a focal panel for each card – one of each design. I used the inlaid die cutting technique – it was a little time consuming placing all the pieces back in, but well worth it in the end. The sentiment is from the Holiday Snippets stamp set and is white heat embossed. Each panel is raised on some craft foam and to finish each one off I adhered a metallic gem.

PB Just For You 1| Marion Vagg

PB Just For You 1 detail| Marion Vagg

PB Just For You 2| Marion Vagg

PB Just For You 1| Marion Vagg

PB Just For You 4| Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black Swirl Squares Creative dies
Penny Black Holiday Snippets Stamp set


Stamps: Penny Black Holiday Snippets stamp set

Card: XPress-It Blending card stock, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Pool, Grass, Punch and Iris

Ink: Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Penny Black Swirl Square creative dies, Cuttlebug, Craft foam, Liquid adhesive, Metallic gems, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static powder bag

I gave this card set to my Mum for her birthday last week and she loved them.









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Muse Challenge #101


Wow what a HUGE response we had at Muse Card Club last week for our 1ooth Challenge. So to kick off the 101st challenge, I have a very clean and simple card for you.

Simple elegance | Marion Vagg

This card is a mini card (approximately 3.5 x 4.5 inches). It was actually one card of a set of 6 cards which I made for my daughter’s preschool teacher. I couldn’t help making them in a rainbow of bright colours.

Simple elegance - set | Marion Vagg

Hope that you will be able to find some time this week to join in on the fun.

For the full Muse challenge guidelines go here.


Stamps: PTI Quilled Elegance stamp set, Jane’s Doodle Hello Friend stamp set (little heart)

Card: Hero Arts Layering papers – Pool, Grass, Poppy, Punch, Iris, Azure (main card)

Ink: Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Anti-static pillow, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, WRMK corner chomper

Thanks for stopping by.


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Copic Class Cards


I thought I would share some more cards which I created a couple of weeks ago now, right at the beginning of the Online Card Class – Copics Markers for Card Makers. I get a bit slack with photographing and then posting on my blog. I’ve really been enjoying the stamp set Up and Away by Mama Elephant. This has been a great set to keep on practising those Copic skills. I like these images as they are not too big as I get a little overwhelmed when I have to colour in large images with Copics.

The first one is my favourite. I like the shading on the bunny and those balloons were fun.

Birthday Bunny | Marion Vagg

I tried blending into white on the bear’s face and tummy using the colourless blender.

Birthday Bear |Marion Vagg

Each of the animals are popped up on foam dimensionals to add some interest.

Birthday Fox | Marion Vagg

I actually made 6 of these as gave them as a set to my sister for her birthday last week. I will be making more of these in the future as they are so much fun to make!


Stamps: Mama Elephant Up and Away Stamp set, PTI Boutique Borders Birthday Stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Lawn Fawn notecards

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

Other Supplies: Copic Markers (I don’t seem to take note of the colours sorry!), Foam dimensionals, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders nestabilities dies, Tombow Mono-Multi liquid adhesive

Thanks for stopping by,


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New AnnaBelle stamps September release (blog hop and giveaway)

Hello and welcome to the AnnaBelle Stamps September release Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Kylie’s blog.


Today, two new stamp sets are being released into the store along with some printable Christmas pages. Check out the new release here.

First up I created a set of mini gift cards using stamps from both the Scribble Scrabble sets. I also created a matching gift bag. These were fun to make.

You're set

You're gift set with bag

Next up I made some tags from the printable pages. It was as easy as printing, cutting and colouring.

Christmas tags 1

Christmas tags 2

Christmas tags 3

I added some Glossy Accents to some of the tags…

Holly tag

…and some Sakura Gelly roll pen to others for some shine and sparkle.

Christmas tree tag


Card set: Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Scribble Scrabble 1 stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Scribble Scrabble 2 stamp set

Ink: Hero Arts Mid-Tone ink – Pool, Tide Pool, Butter bar, Bubblegum, Pale Tomato, Cornflower, VersaMark watermark ink

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White card stock

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps embossing Powder – white. heat tool. anti-static pillow, WRMK Corner Chomper, White paper bag

Tags: Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Printable Christmas 2

Ink: Printer

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White card stock

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen, Glossy Accents, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm hemp twine – white, Uniball white Signo gel pen

Now for a GIVEAWAY. If you would like to win some new release stamp sets, comment on all of the DT’s blog and then head back to the ABS blog and add your name to the inlinkz. You have until Sunday 8pm (Australian EST) to enter.

Also if you make a purchase that includes one (or both) of the new Scribble Scrabble sets over this weekend, you will receive a surprise gift with your order.

Your next stop on the hop is Therese.

Thanks for stopping by,


Blog Hop Order

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Marion <– you’re here!





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Video Tutorial – Spring Stationery Set

Happy Tuesday everyone,

Today I have a video to share with you for AnnaBelle Stamps on creating your own stationery set. Spring is no longer in the air here in Australia where I live, but I wanted to hang on to its memory for a little longer, so I used lots of flowers and fresh spring colours. Here is a look at the finished product and to view the video head on over to the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog.



Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Stemmed Flowers Stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Love Birds Stamp set (leaves)

Ink: Memento – Lady Bug, Tangelo, Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves

Paper: Techno  Paper- White Ripple Bond A4 90gsm

Other Supplies: Mask-It film, WRMK Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by,

Until next time,


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Just a Note – Gift Set

Hey there,

Here is the other set of cards that I made as Christmas gifts. I made two sets of these. They are very similar to the first set that I blogged here.


Stamps: Hero Arts/Studio Calico Lattice background stamp, AnnaBelle Stamps Fanciful Flowers Stamp set

Ink: Memento inks – Bahama Blue, Tangelo, Sweet Plum, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves, Hero Arts – Soft Pool Shadow Ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black

Card: Hero Arts Note cards – Cerulean, Poppy, Pool, Iris, Punch and Grass

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Simon Says Stamp Fresh Daisies die, Cuttlebug, WRMK Corner Chomper, Tombow Mono Multi glue

As you know, I love making colourful sets of cards – I’m addicted.

Just before I go, I want to show you the latest addition to our family. His name is Mack. He is adorable and is being drowned showered with love by my two kids. It is their first pet, so they are very excited!

Thanks for stopping by,


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