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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Sending You Smiles – Jane’s Doodles

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Today I have a fun card up on the Jane’s Doodle blog, using her newest stamp set called Winter Fun – which happens to be on sale right now! And it certainly was a lot of fun to colour in these cute reindeer.

I stamped and then coloured these three with Copic Markers. To add some finishing touches I put some clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen onto their scarves and coated their noses with Glossy Accents. The sentiment is from the Monster Squad stamp set.

JD Sendng Smiles | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Winter Fun and Monster Squad stamp sets

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Green card stock (SSS)

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, 3D mounting foam, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear


Well it’s less than 2 weeks now until we move. I’ve boxed up my craft room, so it will be a few weeks before I can craft again. Thankfully I managed to get all my January projects done well in advance. I’m itching to make something, but more packing and cleaning have to come first!

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Christmas Gift Tags – Penny Black

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Merry Christmas! I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful time of the year celebrating the birth of Jesus. I’m all ready for Christmas and for the first time ever, we will be spending Christmas Day with just the four of us and no extended family (but we will be spending time with friends).

Today I have some Christmas tags to share with you made with Penny Black products. I have gone for a simple black and white theme with a pop of colour!

The first tag uses the Tagged Creative die as well as parts of the Poinsettia Bough Creative die, that I coloured with Copic markers. The sentiment is from the Rejoice with Joy stamp set.

PB Presence Tag | Maion Vagg

The sentiment on the second tag is from the Festive Cheer stamp set, and the floral elements are from the Layered Scene Creative die. I distressed this one with some white pigment ink and a baby wipe to create a chalkboard effect.

PB Christmas | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black 30-384 Rejoice with Joy stamp set
Penny Black 30-381 Festive Cheer stamp set
Penny Black 51-232 Layered Scene Creative die
Penny Black 51-007 Tagged Creative die
Penny Black 51-262 Poinsettia Bough Creative die

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Rejoice for Joy, Festive Cheer stamp sets

Card: Black card stock

Ink: Versamark Ink, White pigment ink

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti Static pillow, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Creative dies – Tagged, Poinsettia Bough and Layered Scene, Spellbinders circle die, Copic markers, Red twine, Baby wipe, 3D mounting foam, Uniball white Signo gel pen, Hole punch

How is your Christmas coming together?
I’ll be back tomorrow with another quick post.
Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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From Our Home to Yours – Jane’s Doodles

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It’s been a bit quiet on my bloggeroo lately. I haven’t been putting my feet up though, but rather rushing around like a headless chook! School is finally finished for the year – reports are written and have been sent home, classrooms packed up and all the end of school concerts and presentations done!  I’ve survived my kid’s birthday party and now I’m madly doing the last minute dash to be ready for Christmas. I’m almost there! But I’m tired.

Anyway, I have a card to share that was over on the Jane’s Doodle blog last week using the Winter Wishes and Mr and Mrs Claus stamp sets.

JD From our home | Marion Vagg

How are your Christmas preparations going?

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Winter Wishes and Mr & Mrs Claus stamp sets

Card: X-Press It Blending card

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

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, Water to splatter, Post it notes (for masking), Copic Markers, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear


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Marion

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Peace and Joy – Jane’s Doodles

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on my blog. Today I’m sharing a Jane’s Doodles tag using the Christmas Blessings stamp set.

Peace and Joy JD | Marion Vagg

Peace and Joy Tag JD | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Christmas Blessings stamp set

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

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, Versmark ink, Hero Arts – Pool, Tide

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencilBamboo Leaves, Foam dimensionals, Black seed beads, Glosst Accents (to adhere beads), Paper Smooches tag die, Hole punch, Cuttlebug


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Marion

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Sunny Studio Guest Designer

I’m Guest Designing on the Sunny Studio blog this weekend. I got to play around with some of the new Sunny Studio 2016 Winter Release. There are some awesome stamps and dies in this release – be sure to check it out here.

First up I used the Merry Sentiments stamp set and matching die to create a colourful string of lights. The tree branch is from the Holiday Style stamp set and I stamped it several times in two different shades of green. I used the Merry Word die as part of the sentiment.

SS Merry and Bright | Marion Vagg

Next up is another Christmas card using the same sets as before. To add some dimension to the card, I created some ornament hangers with silver thread. To compliment this, I silver heat embossed the sentiment.

SS Merry Christmas Baubles | Marion Vagg

Lastly, I have used the Small Holly die (which is a free gift with every purchase from the Sunny Studio store while stocks last) to create a simple embellishment for a gift tin. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Merry Sentiments Stamp set onto some vinyl adhesive stickers.

SS Be Merry Gift tin | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps/dies: Sunny Studio Merry Sentiments stamp set, Sunny Studio Merry Sentiment die, Sunny Studio Holiday Style stamp set, Sunny Studio Merry Word die

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Pool

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Gray Flannel, Lady Bug, Danube Blue, Hero Arts Shadow Inks – Soft Pool, Tide Pool, Bubble Gum, Ultra Pink, Charcoal, CornFlower, Butter bar, Orange Soda, Raspberry Jam

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Red Sprinkles, Silver embossing powder, Heat tool, Cuttlebug, Foam dimensionals, Glossy Accents, Silver thread, Silver gift tin

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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