Smile with Penny Black

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Merry Christmas! I hope that you had a fabulous Christmas time with your family and friends.

Today I am sharing a tag with you using some Penny Black products. It felt good to get all crafty again…I don’t think I have made anything in the last 3 weeks – but we are finally home and enjoying some down time after the busyness (and fun) of the last month!

This tag is made purely from die cuts. The tag and the hexagon shape are from the Tagged Creative die set (I think I ran it through my Cuttlebug around 40 times to get all those hexagons!). Not a quick tag to make, but I had a lot of fun and I love the clean and graphic look! After all, it is rainbow and that would make anybody happy! The sentiment is from the Hooray Creative die set, and I cut it out 3 times and stacked them on top of each other. To give it a shiny puffy look, I coated it in some Ranger white enamel accents. To finish it off I sprinkled on some metallic gems and added some white ribbon.

Smile with Penny Black | Marion Vagg

Smile with Penny Black - detail | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Tagged Creative die
Hooray Creative die


Stamps: None

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Coloured card stock (rainbow colours)

Ink: None

Other Supplies: Penny Black Creative die – Tagged, Penny Black Creative dies – Hooray set, Cuttlebug, Ranger Enamel Accents – white, Metallic gems, Satin ribbon – white

I just want to say a HUGE thank you to all my blog readers for your love, support and encouragement over the past year. I have had a blast and hope you have too. I’m looking forward to what 2015 will bring.

Until next time,


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Fox bookmark – Jane’s Doodles

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I’ve been a little absent from blogland of late as I am currently on holidays with my family in Queensland. We have had a lot of fun in the sun today – the highlights being the kayaks and the catamarans. My 8 year old son has picked up kayaking so easily – he is a natural! We are off to my sister-in-laws wedding tomorrow where my daughter is a flower girl. Fun times!

Anyway, last week I had a project up on the Jane’s Doodles blog. A cute little fox from the Hello Friend stamp set and the sentiment is from the Read All About it stamp set. I had a lot of fun colouring this little guy in and felt that it didn’t need anything else so kept it very simple.

Foxy Bookmark | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Hello Friend stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Read All About it stamp set (sentiment)

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black

Other Supplies: Copic markers, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm hemp twine, Penny Black Creative die – Tagged, Cuttlebug

Thanks for stopping by,


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Birthday Kitty @ Muse

Hello. It is my week as the Muse at the Muse Card Club.


Today’s card is a simple one with some Copic colouring of a very cute image. It’s a bit hard to tell but the main image is popped up for some dimension. I love cats…I find them so relaxing.

Birthday Kitty | Marion Vagg

And before I go,  I’ll leave you with some pictures of my beloved kitty cat – Mack. He is a stylish kitty if I do say so myself, but I am biased 🙂

Mack | Marion Vagg

Mack 2 | Marion Vagg

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 Furry Cat and Box, PTI Boutique Borders Birthday Stamp set

Card: X-press it Blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals

I’m looking forward to seeing your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.


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Tag You’re It Challenge #12

It’s time for another Tag You’re It! Challenge.  This week’s inspiration tag is made by the lovely Tracey McNeely.


I kept my tag simple with white heat embossing on red card stock, but added extra detail with some sparkle. The ‘Merry’ sentiment was coloured with a dark red Copic marker and then some clear Wink of Stella brush glitter pen was added over the top. You can see a tiny bit of sparkle in the photo.

Merry | Marion Vagg

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


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Merry Messages Stamp set

Card: Simon Says Stamp card stock – Schoolhouse Red

Ink: Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti – Static pillow, AnnaBelle Stamps clear sprinkles, Glossy Accents (to adhere sprinkles), Uniball Signo pen – white, PTI Tag Sale die, Cuttlebug, Copic Marker R39, Zig Wink of Stella Brush glitter pen – clear, white ribbon, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8m hemp twine.

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

Thanks for stopping by,


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