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,

Until next time,



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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

Thanks for stopping by,




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Muse #35 – You are loved

Hello. I am back with another card for the Muse Card Club.


This week I had fun combining lots of different products from different companies – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink and Simon Says Stamp. I coloured in the flower with a mix of Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.

You are loved

Here are some of the guidelines if you are unfamiliar with how Muse works.

  • Use the Muse card as inspiration, explain your interpretation and link back to Muse.
  • Provide supportive comments to at least 3 of your fellow member’s submissions.
  • Vote for 3 of your fellow member’s submissions that you find inspiring, once voting opens.

For the full challenge guidelines go here.


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Expressions of You stamp set, Hero Arts Etched Flowers Cling stamp, Hero Arts Envelope Pattern stamp, Papertrey Ink Life is Sweet Stamp set (Leaves)

Ink: Memento ink – Gray Flannel, Bamboo Leaves, Hero Arts Mid tone Ink – Field Greens, Raspberry Jam

Card: X-Press It Copic Blending Blending Card, Hero Arts folded Note cards – Snow and Grenadine

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, PTI Tag Sake #3 die, PTI The Sweet Life dies, Cuttlebug, Simon Says Stamp You die, Foam Dimensionals, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm Hemp twine – white, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Hope you can find some time to play along and thanks for stopping by,


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AnnaBelle Stamps Friday Feature Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to AnnaBelle Stamps Friday Feature Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Sue’s lovely blog.

Today, the Belles are showcasing the Lil Belles set. There are quite a few Lil Belles sets, so check them all out below. Today I have decided to use A Beautiful Day stamp set.

So grateful for you

For those of you who know me, patterned paper and I are not the best of friends. Well… I am pleased to say that several pieces of patterned paper were harmed in the making of this card 🙂


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps A beautiful Day stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Squared Posies Stamp set (sentiment)

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento – Tuxedo Black, Distress Markers – Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock

Other Supplies: Crate Paper patterned paper 6×6 pad, My Minds Eye – Lost and Found patterned paper 6×6 pad Foam dimensionals, Watercolour pen, Prismacolor pencils (highlights, hair and skin), Tombow Mono Multi glue

Now for a GIVEAWAY. If you would like to win a Lil Belle’s set (winner’s choice), 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 ALL the Lil’ Belles sets are discounted by 20% for this weekend only.


Your next stop on the hop is the one and only, and very talented Therese.

Thanks for stopping by,


Blog Hop Order

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Marion <– you’re here!



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Post-It note and pen holder


I have a little crafty project to share today that is not a card! I found this video tutorial at Dawn’s Stamping Studio and thought I would give it a go! So easy to make and as you will see I didn’t stop at one! (LOTS of photos in this post!)

My Mum, sister and I are busy making items for a craft market stall we will be having at the Burdekin Craft Spectacular which is held in my sister’s home town of Ayr in North Queensland. We will all be flying up there in about 3 weeks! Can’t wait! I am soooo busy making heaps of cards (and other crafty things like these note holders) to sell! There is something satisfying about making and selling home made craft items (and no doubt I’ll be buying a few as well!!)

Anyway, the first two holders I am entering into PDCC #90 as I used the challenge colours.

The butterfly is coloured in with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

Don’t you just love those cute little pens I found?

I painted these flowers with distress inks after embossing the image.

This butterfly is coloured with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

These butterflies are coloured in with prismacolor and then blended with a blending pencil. Love the colours against the kraft!

More prismacolor and gamsol.

Some left over hearts from my last card.

A lion that has been waiting to be placed on a project for months – from Recollections Zoolicious stamp set. Coloured in with prismacolors and gamsol.


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Phew…thanks for sticking with me!


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