Thank you

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I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We have had our house full of people, 12 in total, so it has been very busy in the kitchen, but loads of fun as well.

I can’t believe that today is the last day of 2015. What are your plans for celebrating New Year’s Eve? We are heading down town for an annual firework display over the harbour and then we’ll play some games to bring in the New Year.

Today I am sharing a thank you card as I want to thank all of you, my blog readers, for your support and encouragement this year. I hope that you have found some inspiration from the cards that I make. I really appreciate all your comments.

Today I’ve used Penny Black dies, stamps and stencils on this card. And I got to use my new Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour set that my hubby got for me for Christmas. Wow they are so creamy and luscious.

Thank you Penny Black | Marion Vagg

Thanks detail | Marion Vagg


Penny Black products used:
Oscillations Stencil 25-014
Flights of Fancy Die 51-132
Good Day Stamp Set 30-241


Stamps: Penny Black Good Day stamp set (sentiment)

Card: Tim Holtz Watercolor card stock, X-Press It Blending card stock

Ink:Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour set, VersaFine Onyx Black ink

Other Supplies: Penny Black Oscillations stencil, Baby wipe, Paintbrush, Vellum, Glue dot, Gem

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll see you in 2016! Happy New Year!


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Wishing You a Cool Christmas – Sunny Studios

Hello and Merry Christmas. I hope that you have a wonderful day filled with much love and laughter. Australia had just finished celebrating Christmas when this post goes live, but our family is actually delaying our Christmas celebrations until Sunday, when my¬† sister and her family arrive (they couldn’t make it Christmas Day). My Mum and Dad have already arrived, as has my eldest sister and her husband, so it has been lovely having a house full. My kids have been very patient and can’t wait for their cousins to arrive. I love having all my family altogether.

Anyway, I have a Sunny Studio tag to share with you using the Bundled Up stamp set and its co-ordinating dies.

Cool Christmas detail | Marion Vagg

Cool Christmas | Marion Vagg

The penguin was coloured with Copic Markers as are the sun rays, which is a Simon Says Stamp die. I’ll add the supplies list later.

If you celebrate Christmas, what did you get up to?

Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas,


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Happy Howlidays – Sunny Studio

Good evening (or morning depending on where you live!) I have another Sunny Studio card to share with you which uses the Santa’s Helpers stamp set, the coordinating dies and the popular Fishtail Banners dies.

Sunny Studio Happy Howliday | Marion Vagg

All the images are coloured with Copic Markers and I attached the banner to the card front with my sewing machine. A great Christmas stamp set for any animal lover!

SH-Marion-Sneak-Peek | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Sunny Studio Santa’s Helpers stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts Layering paper – Aubergine, Poppy

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, Versmark watermark ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Sunny Studio Santa’s Helpers dies, Sunny Studio Fishtail Banner dies, Cuttlebug, Anti static pillow, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Sewing machine, Foam squares, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen – clear, Uniball white Signo gel pen

Short and sweet from me tonight. Have a great night (or day). I’m off to bed!


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Hello with Jane’s Doodles

Jane's Doodle Banner

Hello. Today I have a Jane’s Doodles card to share with you that went up on the Jane’s Doodles blog last week. I felt like getting all inky and artsy and so after playing around with some distress inks, this card happened. I’m not usually a fan of purple, but it just felt like the right flower colour for the background.

The background was water coloured with Distress inks – Mustard seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire. I then took a Penny Black stencil and dabbed up some of the colour with a baby wipe to create the subtle spots.

Jane's Doodles Hello | Marion Vagg

The flower, from the Anemone stamp set, was coloured with Copic markers and I clustered some black seed beads in the centre and adhered them with Glossy Accents. I finished the card of with some black ink splatters.

JD Hello detail |Marion Vagg


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Anemone stamp set

Card: Strathmore Water colour paper, X-Press It Blending card, Black cardboard

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx black ink, Distress Ink – Mustard seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire.

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Penny Black Oscillations stencil, Baby wipes, Glossy Accents, Mounting Foam, Black seed beads,

I hope all your Christmas preparations are coming together. My husband and I have been doing heaps of gardening, getting ready for all of my family to start arriving next week. The garden is looking good but I managed to stub my little toe on a retaining wall, and have a managed to crack the bone! I have one very tender, large and purple toe!

Thanks for stopping by today.


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