Love You and a snake!

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I’m popping in quickly to share another card I have made with Jane’s Doodles stamps. To see the post over on the JD Blog go here.

Being a teacher I just love chalk boards. There is nothing better than writing on one, though they can be really messy with all that dust! I used to dream of being a teacher as a kid and had my own blackboard to play on. When I started teaching 16 years ago, I did have a chalk board, but they have all been replaced with white boards and interactive boards now – not quite the same to write on.

However, I can always recreate that dusty chalkboard look on my cards and that is what I have done today. To do this, I used a baby wipe and swiped on some white pigment ink onto the black card stock. The good thing about using a baby wipe is that you can always wipe off some of the ink if it is too much.

The flowers are from the Doodle Flowers stamp set and the Love you sentiment is from the Love stamp set. The flowers were coloured really simply with a sponge dauber and some Hero Arts inks.

Love You Jane's Doodles | Marion Vagg

Before I go, I want to share with you a photo of my kids and I and a friendly specimen that visited our school today. There is no better way to learn than to do it the hands-on way. (For the record it was very heavy and very cold to touch!)

Python | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers and Love stamp sets

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

Ink: Versamark Ink, White pigment ink, Hero Arts Shadow ink – Butterbar, Pale Tomato, Green Hills

Other Supplies: Spellbinder circle dies, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static pillow, Doodlebug sprinkles, Foam dimensionals, Baby wipe, Sponge Dauber

Thanks for visiting,

Marion

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Some Bunny Special

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Spring has certainly sprung here in Asutralia and I am loving it! To celebrate I have a Jane’s Doodles tag to share with you today which is just bursting with all things Spring. To see the post over on the JD Blog go here.

All the stamps are from the Spring stamp set. The background was created with my Gansai Tambi watercolours onto some watercolour paper. The images were coloured with Copics and then I fussy cut them out.

For some Bunny | Marion Vagg

Special Bunny JD | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Spring stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Tim Holtz watercolor paper

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolour paints

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals, PTI Sale Tag die, Cuttlebug, Tassle, Hero Arts embossing powder – white, Heat gun, Anti-static pillow

I was planting lots of flowers in my pots today and boy it felt good to be out in the sunshine.

Thanks for visiting,

Marion

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You’re Special To Me – Jane’s Doodles

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I have a Jane’s Doodles card to share with you today which is full of colour. To see the post over on the JD Blog go here. I love flowers and it’s a reminder that spring is just around the corner! The trees are starting to bud and I can feel it in the air some days (though not tonight as it is quite chilly again).

I used the Doodle Flowers and Doodle Flowers II stamp sets and the sentiment is from the Daisies stamp set. I created my own polka dot background using the dots from the Doodle Flowers set. All coloured very simply with Copic markers.

JD You're Special to ME | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers, Doodle Flowers II and Daisies stamp sets

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts layering papers – Daffodil

Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, Hero Arts Shadow Ink – Butter bar and Green Hills

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals, MFT Stitched Rectangle die, Cuttlebug, Doodlebug Enamel Dots

Be sure to check out the sale Jane has going until the end of the month – 35% off! Awesome. Use the discount code: 35OFF

Short and sweet from me today. Thanks for visiting,

Marion

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Flower Cascade

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Hello! I’m back with another card for Penny Black. This card uses a beautiful new cling stamp called Flower Cascade.

PB Enjoy | Marion Vagg

I stamped the image in the top right hand corner and coloured it with Copic Markers. I coloured and cut out another flower and adhered it with foam squares to add some dimension to the card. The enjoy sentiment is a die cut from the Hooray creative die set.

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Penny Black products used:
Penny Black Flower Cascade cling stamp
Penny Black Hooray creative die set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Flower Cascade stamp

Card: XPress It blending card stock, Black card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Foam Squares, PB Hooray Creative die set, Cuttlebug

Short and sweet from me today. Until next time,

Marion

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Sunny Studio Guest Designer

Hello. Yesterday I had the privilege of being a Guest Designer on the Sunny Studio blog. I was super fun to ink up some of the latest Autumn release stamp sets – lots of class and cuteness. I recommend that you check out the Sunny Studio store for all their great products if you haven’t already.

This first card uses the Autumn Splendor stamp set. It was fun mixing different colours to create the two-toned leaves. The sentiment was stamped onto a Sunny Studio Stitched Heart shaped die.

Grateful for you Sunny Studio | Marion Vagg

Next up I used the Woodsy Creatures stamp set to create this hilarious bunch of selfie-taking critters! I gave this to a colleague at work.

Sunny Studio Thank you | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Sunny Studio Autumn Splendor stamp set, Sunny Studio Woodsy Creatures stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Brown card stock, Kraft card stock

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Shadow ink – Soft Sand, Various Hero Arts and Memento colours for the leaves (I forgot to keep a list!)

Other Supplies: Sunny Studio Stitched Heart die, Lawn Fawn Say Cheese die, Cuttlebug, Foam dimensionals, Distress marker – Brown, Copic markers

Be sure to head to the Sunny Studio blog for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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A few Jane’s Doodles projects

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I’m back with several Jane’s Doodles projects that have been on the Jane’s Doodles blog over the past couple of weeks.

First up is a card that uses three stamp JD sets; Winter Wishes, Rain or Shine and Simon. I love creating little scenes and mixing and matching different stamp sets.

Jane's Doodles Rain or Shine | Marion Vagg

Next up are two cards using the Special Delivery stamp set.

Jane's Doodles Sweet Baby | Marion Vagg

Jane's Doodles Sweet Baby 2| Marion Vagg

And lastly is a bookmark using the Cats stamp set.

Jane's Doodles You're Perfect | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Card 1: Rain or Shine

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Rain or Shine stamp set,  Jane’s Doodles Simon stamp set and  Winter Wishes stamp sets

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, Salty Ocean distress ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear, MFT stitched rectangle die, Cuttlebug, Ink blending tool

Cards 2 & 3: Sweet Baby

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Special Delivery stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Regal Craft card – textured card stock, Simon Says Stamp – Grey cardstock

Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass distress ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear, Poppy Stamps die – Puffy Clouds border, Cuttlebug, Ink blending tool, Masking paper and tape

Bookmark: You’re PURR-fect

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Cats stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, PTI Bookmark die, Cuttlebug, Natural twine

Thanks for hanging in there with me.
Until next time,

Marion

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