Happy Birthday Kitty Cat

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I’m back with a card that I made for my husband for his birthday that was earlier this week. I’m not too good at producing masculine cards, so I went down the cutesy card path instead. Anyway, he liked his card, so that is all that matters right?

I stamped the cat and balloon from the Time to Celebrate stamp set onto a white panel and coloured it with a mixture of Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils. I then masked off the cat and created my own cloud mask and sponged on some clouds using Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans Distress ink. The sentiment is from the Kind Words stamp set (I did a little bit of stamp surgery here). To finish off the card I covered the balloons in Glossy Accents to make them shine.


Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 30-414 Time to Celebrate stamp set
Penny Black 30-226 Kind Words stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Time to Celebrate and Kind Words stamp sets

Card: Xpress-It card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersFine Onyx black ink, Distress Inks – Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Prismacolor pencils, Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Fun Foam, Ink blending tool, Glossy Accents


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Marion

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I Love You SNOW Much – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello! I’ve made a cute Christmas shaker card using Jane’s Doodles stamps. You can view the post here on the Jane’s Doodles blog.

I don’t often make shaker cards, but I had an idea to make a snow dome card and I managed to do this with some partial die cutting. I partially die cut a circle and then cut the flat bottom section of the dome using a craft knife and ruler. I need to remember to do partial die cutting more often.

To keep this shaker card simple, I coloured, cut and adhered the trees and reindeer from the Winter Fun stamp set on top of the acetate window, rather than behind. I blended in some ink to create a snowy backdrop behind the acetate. I filled the window with some tiny star sequins. I love how it turned out.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Winter Fun stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Wilted Violet, Broken China

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Acetate, Fun foam, Uniball Signo white gel pen, Martha Stewart sequins, Spellbinders standard Circle die, Cuttlebug, Ink Bending tool, Masking paper

How is your Christmas card stash coming along?

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Marion

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Four Penny Black Cards

This past week I had the pleasure of being featured on the main Penny Black blog, using new products from their latest catalogues Be Merry and Hello Autumn. I had a lot of fun making these clean and simple cards.

Day 1’s card used the wonderful Layered Poinsettia die and the sentiment came from the Gather Around stamp set. I added score lines to the petals and leaves with a scoring stylus and coloured them with Distress Inks. I custom made the grey panel by scoring lines on a score board.

Day 2’s card used the Hello Autumn stamp set and was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

Day 3’s card used the Hills and Trees Creative die. I love the unusual colour combo which I created effortlessly with Oxide Distress Inks. The sentiment is from the Banner Sentiments set.

And my final Day 4 card is probably my favourite of them all. Aren’t these mice adorable? They are from the Gather Around stamp set.

I coloured them with Copic markers, and then added in all the details (such as the fur on the mice) with Prismacolor pencils.


Supplies

For a full list of supplies and instructions, click on the link for each Day’s card and it will take you to the original blog post.


Thanks for sticking with me! That was a long post.

Marion

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Happy Birthday Dragon

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Hi there! I’m still burning the candle at both ends, but hopefully I’l be able to stop for a breath really soon! I’m popping in really quickly with my latest Jane’s Doodles card. I had some new Jane’s Doodles stamp arrive at my doorstop last week, and I couldn’t wait to play. This one uses the new Magical set. The JD store is closed at the moment while Jane is on a much needed break but make sure you head to the JD blog in the meantime, where a lot of the DT have been playing with this cutie-patootie stamp set. Look at that dragon. Is it the cutest?

Coloured with Copics and I love the addition of the dots. It’s all in the details!

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Magical stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Hero Arts layering papers – Grass

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Hero Arts inks – Green Hills

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, Fun foam, MFT Brick stencil, sponge dauber, Uniball white Signo gel pen.

I appreciate you stopping by today,

Marion

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Happy Birthday Bunnies – Jane’s Doodles

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Hi! I feel like I’ve been a little absent from blogland lately. My Reeder feed is brimming to overflowing with all of your wonderful blog posts that I just haven’t got around to reading! Life and work is just super busy at the moment! I’m sure many of you can relate.

Anyway, I have a couple of Jane’s Doodles projects to share with you. I was on the Jane’s Doodles blog yesterday with some sweet and simple bunny cards. Who doesn’t love a bunny?

These cards use a variety of Jane’s stamp sets. The tone on tone stripes and dots on the base of the cards were stamped with the Stripes and Dots stamp set. The small bunny below is from the Suzi’s Easter set and the balloon is from the Monster’s Squad set.

The big Bunny is from the Spring stamp set and the sentiment comes from the Belated Birthday set (I just did some stamp surgery and took out the word belated). To add some shine, I added Glossy Accents to balloons. All the images were coloured with Copics.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Stripes and Dots, Spring, Suzi’s Easter, Monster Squad, Belated Birthday stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Hero Arts layering papers – Grass and Blush

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Hero Arts inks – Pale Tomato, Green Hills

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Glossy Accents, Fun foam

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Marion

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Especially For You – Penny Black

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Hi friends! Today I have a card made with some pretty darn cute images from Penny Black. I’ve used the Time to Celebrate stamp set and the sentiment is from the Banners Sentiment set.

To create my scene, I stamped the cute puppy dog in Tuxedo black ink. Then I did some stamp surgery and cut off the balloon from another image in that set and stamped that above his tail. I used a Copic multiliner to draw the balloon string and attached it to the dog’s tail. Then I stamped the bees and the sentiment.

Instead of colouring with Copic markers, which is my go to medium, I decided to get out my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. It certainly was very therapeutic to colour!

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black 30-414 Time to Celebrate stamp set
Penny Black 30-423 Banner Sentiments

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Time to Celebrate and Banner Sentiments stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, SSS Green Card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Blending stump, Copic Multiliner – 0.3

I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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