Build a House – Penny Black

I’m back with another card using Penny Black products from their recent Bliss release. This time I had fun playing with a Creative die called Build a House. So many fun combinations can be made with this die. I opted for a really clean and simple card.

I coloured the house parts with a mixture of Copics and Distress inks. Once assembled, I coated the roof and front door with some clear Wink of Stella for some shine. It’s a bit hard to tell, but I put some Glossy Accents into the windows to give them a more realistic look.

The sentiment is one that I created from two sentiments from the All Things Great stamp set. I did a little bit of stamp surgery, and that allows me to get more mileage from my stamp sets.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-303 Build a House Creative die
Penny Black 30-406 All Great Things stamp set


Stamps: Penny Black All Great Things stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Penny Black Build a House creative die, Cuttlebug, Masking tape, Liquid adhesive, Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, Glossy Accents, Heart punch

Thanks for stopping by,







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Thankful For You – Sunny Studio

Hello. I hope you are having a great week. Today I’m sharing some tags that are up on the Sunny Studios Blog using the Harvest Happiness stamp set and the coordinating dies.

I love making tags as they are quick and easy projects. We don’t have Thanksgiving in Australia, but I love the idea of taking time out to be thankful for the many blessings in our lives. Tags are a really simple way to say thank you and easy to attach to gifts such as a bunch of flowers or a treat bag filled with yummy goodness. Let’s face it, we all like being thanked!

SS Thankful for You | Marion Vagg

The first two tags are very similar, except the first one has a blue watercolour wash around the wreath (Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink). I started the tags by water colouring a panel of Strathmore watercolour paper with different colours of distress ink (Festive Berries, Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon). Once dry, I used the small leaf dies from the Harvest Happiness die set, and ran them through my die cutting machine several times.

To create the wreaths, I drew a circle in pencil to act as a guide (head to the Sunny Studio blog where I show a photo of this). Before adhering the leaves into position, I stamped the sentiment.

SS Tag 1 | Marion Vagg

SS Tag 2 | Marion Vagg

I added some gems to the second wreath to add some shine.

SS Tag 2 detail | Marion Vagg

This last tag was created using the negative die cut panel from the first two tags. I did have to die cut a whole lot of white leaves which I then inlaid into the panel. It was good to make a third tag with the scraps from the first two!

SS Tag 3 | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Sunny Studio Harvest Happiness Stamp set

Card: Strathmore watercolour paper, Black card stock, White card stock

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black, Versamark ink, Distress Ink – Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers

Other Supplies: Sunny Studio Harvest Happiness dies, Penny Black Tagged die, Cuttlebug, AnnaBelle Stamps clear Sprinkles, Glossy Accents (to adhere sprinkles), Paintbrush, Ribbon from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by today,


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Missing in Action!

Just a quickie to let you know that I am still here…just snowed under with everyday life happenings – kids, school – the list goes on. I am SOOOO keen to get some crafty time soon….hopefully I will have something to share with you later on this week.
Hope you are all managing to make up for my lack of crafting *sigh*.

Until then…


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Still here…

Hi everyone,

I have been MIA for a while, but hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I have not been crafty for the last 3 weeks as we have travelled several thousands of kms visiting friends and family for Christmas. Now that we are back at home, I hope to get crafty REALLY soon. I have had so much time to think and plan some cards in my head. I think I am having crafty withdrawals!! Oh and I have some new goodies to play with that I picked up on my travels!!

So I will be back soon with some crafty goodness for you.

Take care,


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