Teacher Thank You – Sunny Studio

If you are looking for the Jane’s Doodles Blog Hop, go here.

Today I’m popping in with a card and tag that is up on the Sunny Studios Blog using the School Time stamp set. Being a teacher myself I know that little cards and gifts are very much appreciated, as it is certainly not just a 9-3 job.

SS Teacher Thank You | Marion Vagg

I found these little treat tubes at my local discount store and they were perfect to put large Jaffas in (orange flavoured chocolate if you hadn’t heard of these before – one of my favs). I love the shiny apples – some Wink of Stella brush glitter pen and a coat of Glossy Accents.

SS Thank You Tag | Marion Vagg

SS Thank you tag | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Sunny Studio School Time Stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, SSS card stock – Schoolhouse red

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

Other Supplies: Copic markers (R05, R29, R39, YG03, YG17, YG67, E27, E25, 0), Foam dimensionals, Glossy Accents, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen, Die-Namics Stitched rectangle STAX dies, Cuttlebug, Uniball white Signo gel pen, Treat tube, Twine, Hole Punch, Chocolates.

Make sure you check out the Sunny Studio blog as there is so much going on over there – lots of daily inspiration.

Thanks for visiting today,


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Butterfly thank you

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Hello! I had a lot of fun making this card. I wanted something colourful and ombre – hence this card was born! It uses this small Penny Black butterfly die that I had to run through my die cutting machine 18 times. But I had an idea and I had to go with it!

PB Thank you | Marion Vagg

PB Thank you - detail | Mrion Vagg

I coloured each butterfly with 3 colours of Copic marker – it wasn’t hard at all. After I had die cut 3 butterflies, I put them back into the negative space and coloured them quickly. To help me line them up, I drew a grid on the white panel, then erased it once they were adhered.

Butterfly colouring | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Flights of Fancy Creative Die 51-132
Kind Words Stamp set 30-226


Stamps: Penny Black Kind Words stamp set

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

Ink: Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers (B04, B06, B28, BG15, BG23, BG49, V15, V17, BV08, YR04, YR65, YR68, RV32, RV34, R32, R29, R35, R39, Y13, Y15, Y17), Hero Arts embossing powder – white, Heat gun, Anti-static pouch, Mounting foam, Matte Medium adhesive

Well we are into the second week of the school holidays. We have had some lovely family time together – fishing, building Lego and generally lazing around! That’s what holidays are for aren’t they?

Until next time,


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Penny Black and July PageMaps

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This month I had the privilege of using some Penny Black products and created a card for the PageMaps July card sketch.


In order to follow the sketch, but avoid an overly busy card, I created a lot of subtle textures using some Penny Black stencils. Both the pattern on the butterfly and the chevrons in the background were created by running the stencil through my Cuttlebug with a rubber embossing mat. The blue dots were created with a stencil and coloured embossing paste.

Penny Black Thank you | Marion Vagg

Penny Black Thank you detail | Marion Vagg
Penny Black products used:

Zigs and Zags stencil 25-010
Hypnotic stencil 25-015
Oscillations Stencil 25-014

Flights of Fancy 51-132

Kind Words 30-226


Stamps: Penny Black Kind Words stamp set

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

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Various Penny Black stencils (see above list), Hero Arts White embossing Powder, Heat gun, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Palette knife, Pearl, Liquid adhesive, Spellbinders embossing mat.

Thanks for stopping by,


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Thank you – Jane’s Doodles

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I’m dropping in quickly with a couple of cards that went up on the Jane’s Doodles blog this week. CAS and very simple to make. The flowers and leaves are from the Smile stamp set. The sentiment is from an old Jane’s Doodle set, which I believe has been discontinued.

Thankful - JD | Marion Vagg

Thankful - detail | Marion Vagg

Thank you - JD | Marion Vagg



Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Smile stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Blessing sentiment stamp set (discontinued)

Card: SSS Wood grain cardstock, SSS Fog card stock, X-Press It Blending card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, Annabelle stamps clear sprinkles, Foam dimensionals, Spellbinders circle dies, Cuttlebug, Liquid Adhesive

Thanks for visiting,


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Tag – You’re It!

You may have heard of a new challenge that has popped up in blogland – the Tag You’re It! Challenge. Well today I am excited to announce that I have been asked to be on the Design Team for it. If you know me and follow my blog, you will know that I do love making tags! To meet the other talented Design Team members, head over to the Tag You’re It! Challenge Blog.



So, if you LOVE creating Clean and Simple tags or cards, this challenge is for YOU! Every two weeks we’ll feature a designer’s project for inspiration. You’ll link up your creation, then come back to see if IT was TAGGED as the winner! Our focus will be tags, but a card or a scrapbook layout with a tag, even if it’s teeny tiny, is acceptable. Even bookmarks can take the form of a tag. Just have fun and be creative with TAGS!

To get the ball rolling at Tag You’re It! Challenge, we are having a 5 day mini challenge to get you warmed up. This week we have a guest designer, Karin Åkesdotter who has created this cute summer scene tag!


For my tag, I used the same layout as Karin and created this using Lawn Fawn’s Blue Skies stamp set.

Hot air balloon tag | Marion Vagg

For more details on the challenge and the guidelines, go here.


Stamps: Lawn Fawn Blue Skies

Card: Roman Tags – white

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Distress inks – Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Colorbox – white pigment ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Stickles – red, Sponge dauber, AnnaBelle Stamps Twine, Foam dimensionals

Hope you can find some time to play along. To link up your creations head to the Tag You’re It! Challenge blog.


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