Hello with Penny Black

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Today I am sharing a tag I have made using some Penny Black products from the Bring on the Happy release. This tag has some great texture as I used the Penny Black Hypnotic stencil with some embossing paste (that I coloured with Peacock Feather’s Distress Ink).

Hello - Penny Black | Marion Vagg

I also used the Penny Black Hello Creative word die (I trimmed the long trail off the end of the word). The little butterfly is from the Penny Black Flight of Fancy butterfly die set.

Penny Black Hello | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Hello Creative Die 51-104
– Flights of Fancy Creative Die 51-132
– Tagged Creative Die 51-007
Hypnotic Stencil 25-015


Stamps: None

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

Ink: Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers

Other Supplies: Ranger Embossing Paste, Palette knife, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Hello die, Penny Black Flights of Fancy die, Penny Black Tagged die, Penny Black Hypnotic Stencil, White satin ribbon, white hemp twine.

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A Little Foxy Note – Jane’s Doodles

Jane's Doodle BannerPopping in quickly with a card for Jane’s Doodles. I masked off a circle on some watercolour paper and then went to town with some Distress Inks and a paintbrush. The Fox is from Jane’s Doodles Hello Friend set and the sentiment is from the Doodle Flower’s 2 stamp set. I think it looks like he is sitting in front of a huge moon!

Just a note - Jane's Doodles | Marion Vagg

Just a note - detail | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Hello Friend stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flower’s 2 stamp set (sentiment)

Card: Canson watercolor paper, SSS black card stock, X-Press It Blending card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Versamark ink, Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Anti – static pillow, Heat tool, Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Spellbinders circle die, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart heart punch, Red Stickles, paintbrush

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Muse #109 – It’s Your Birthday


I was determined NOT to make a blue card for the Muse Card Club this month. Looking through my last Muse cards, blue seems to be something I gravitate too! So how about a dose of yellow for this month?

It[s Your Birthday | Marion Vagg

These sweet birds (coloured with Copics) are from the Penny Black ‘Woodland Friends’ Stamp set and the sentiment is also from a Penny Black set called ‘Live it Up!’. I created the background by creating a wash with Distress inks, and once dry, flicked on some splatters with a paintbrush.

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: Penn Black Woodland Friends stamp set, Penny Black Live it Up Stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Canson watercolour paper

Ink: Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, VersaFine – Onyx Black, Memento – Tuxedo Black

Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Say Cheese die, Cuttlebug, Copic Markers, Washi Tape, Paintbrush, Foam dimensionals

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Shaker tag – Jane’s Doodles

Jane's Doodle Banner
I am feeling somewhat under the weather at the moment, so not much creativity has been happening of late – just a lot of coughing and sniffling. But a couple of weeks ago I did manage to create my very first shaker project – a tag! I have been watching and admiring this trend for probably over a year now – and not being one to jump into things too quickly, I decided it was FINALLY time to give it a try. After all the videos I’ve watch on shaker construction, one would think I would be able do it first time round, but it still took me 3 goes to get it right. But I do think it is a lot of fun! My daughter gave it the nod of approval and was very happy to claim my reject attempts.

Shaker Tag Jane's Doodles | Marion Vagg

Shaker tag detail | Marion Vagg

And I just realised that I never posted my last Jane’s Doodles tag using the adorable Seamus stamp set. This guy makes me smile. I think the guy in the top left certainly does have crazy eyes as Jane mentioned in the post 😉 Crazy in love maybe?

Seamus tag JD | Marion Vagg


For You Shaker Tag

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Spring stamp set, Jane’s Doodles TEAriffic stamp set (sentiment)

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Derwent blending pencil, Zig Wink of Stella brush glitter pen, Googly eyes, Washi tape, Red hemp twine

I Love You Tag

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Seamus stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Penny Black Chat Bubbles die, Cuttlebug, Fun Foam, Googly eyes, Shiny star, Prismacolor pencils, Simon Says Stamp Moonshine sequins, Red satin ribbon, Acetate, Hemp twine, Glossy accents.

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