It’s your Special Day with Penny Black

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Today I am back sharing a card using some of the new Penny Black products from their latest release Bring on the Happy.

I have created a fun scene using the Live it Up! stamp set and paired it with a sentiment from the Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set. I coloured in the balloons with Copics and added some clear Wink of Stella glitter pen for some subtle shine. I masked off a circle and blended in some Salty Ocean distress ink to create the sky.

Special Day PB | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Live it Up! stamp set
Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set


Stamps: Penny Black Live it Up! stamp set, Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento – Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic Markers (BG23, BG49, BG15, B02, B04, B06, R05, R35, R39, Y15, Y17, Y19, YG03, YG17, YG67, YR12, YR65, YR68, E27), Inkadinkado masking paper, Spellbinders Circle die, Cuttlebug, Zig Wink of Stella Brush Glitter pen – clear, WRMK Corner Chomper, Foam dimensionals, Ink Blending tool

Make sure you head over to the Simplicity at its Best blog for more inspiration.

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Muse #105 – God Bless You


Another month has rolled around and it is my turn to be the Muse at the Muse Card Club. I have had this die from Memory Box in my craft stash for well over a year and a half….and it has NEVER made it onto a card until now! Better late than never.

I sponged distress ink onto the small focal panel and to create the stars I spritzed the panel with some water from a mister bottle before dabbing it away with a dry cloth. It created just the right amount of stars for my scene.

God Bless You | 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:  Jane’s Doodles Blessings Sentiment stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Simon Says Stamp cardstock – Soft Navy

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Memory Box Modern Landscape border die, Cuttlebug, Anti-static pillow, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Foam squares

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Celebrate – Jane’s Doodles

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Last week I shared this card on the Jane’s Doodles blog. It uses two of Jane’s newer stamp sets – Cheers and Stripes and Dots.

Celebrate | MArion Vagg


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Cheers stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Stripes and Dots stamp set

Card: Simon Says Stamp Sunshine card stock, X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Hero Arts Butterbar

Other Supplies: Copic markers, MFT Layered Label die-namics, Cuttlebug, Foam dimensionals, Zig Wink of Stella Brush glitter pen.

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Clean and Simple 4 – Hi

CS4_participantWell the Online Card Class Clean & Simple 4 is almost over, and I have only managed to make one card for it! With the new school year just beginning here, there are so many things that have needed to take precedence!
I really loved the faux embossing technique that Yana showed on Day 4 – so I went with it. I have done a similar technique before, but not in the same colour as the card base – and I like the effect that it creates.

Hi | Marion Vagg

Hi - detail | Marion Vagg




Stamps: Hero Arts Birds and Branches Wall, AnnaBelle Stamps Scribble Scrabble 1: Round and Round stamp set

Card: Hero Arts Cerulean, Azure and Punch layering papers

Ink: Hero Arts Pool shadow ink, Versamark watermark ink

Other Supplies: WPlus 9 Hand lettered Hello die, My Favorite Things High Rise lowercase alphabet letter dies, Cuttlebug, X-Press-it double sided adhesive, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Heat tool, Zig Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, Foam dimensionals Martha Stewart Heart Punch.

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