Jane’s Doodles Blog Hop – Christmas release

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Hello! Welcome to the Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design team are showcasing Jane’s latest Christmas stamp release. You should have arrived from Ange’s blog. If you get lost along the way, there is a list of blog hop contributors at the end of this post.

Jane’s latest release doesn’t disappoint at all. Check it out.

Deck the Halls

 Driving Home for Christmas

Holy Night

For today I have made three cards, as I just couldn’t stop! First up I used the Deck the Halls stamp set. I stamped and coloured the Christmas baubles with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out. I foam mounted them onto my panel that I had blended with some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink. I also stamped a branch image from the Christmas Blessing stamp set with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink. I added some gold embossing powder to some areas of the baubles with my Versamark pen and heat embossed it.

Next card uses the cute Driving Home for Christmas set. So adorable! I know I’ll be using this one again very soon. This is a simple one layer card, coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is from the Merry Christmas stamp set.

And last but not least I used the Holy Night stamp set. I blended in a range of Distress Oxide Inks to create a beautiful sunset scene. I splattered it with water to create the stars. Once dry, I stamped the images in VersaFine Onyx black ink. I silver heat embossed 3 stars from the set as well.

Giveaway:
In addition to Jane have a 20% off sale on all clear stamps, she is giving the 3 stamps released today to one lucky winner. All you need to do is comment on all the blogs in the hop and you’ll be in with a chance to win! Good luck!

Blog Hop Order
Marion <—- That’s me
Jennifer McGuire Guest designer

Supplies

Merry and Bright card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Deck the Halls and Christmas Blessing stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Bristol smooth white card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Fun foam, Ink Bending tool, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen, Gold Embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static pillow, Copic Multiliner, Ruler

Merry Hello card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Driving Home for Christmas and Merry Christmas stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card

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

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Ink Bending tool, Prismacolor pencils, Blending stumps, Gamsol, Masking paper

O Holy Night card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Holy Night stamp set

Card:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth White card stock, Kraft card stock, Black Card stock

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Wilted Violet, Broken China, Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Ink Bending tool, Spray bottle, Paper towel

Your next stop on the hop is Kaja’s amazing blog and I know her cards will not disappoint you!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping,

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?

Thanks for stopping by,

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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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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