Happy Birthday Crab – Jane’s Doodles

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Happy Saturday. I have a cute Jane’s Doodles card to share with you that I had a lot of fun making. Jane has some adorable stamp sets and it was really fun mixing some of these together. The crab is from the Under the Sea set and sentiment is from a set called Belated Birthday (I did a little stamp surgery here). The present is from a Christmas set called Driving Home for Christmas.

I started with a die cut circle which I blended with a mixture of Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks. I splattered on some water to create the bubbles. The images were stamped and coloured with Copics and then fussy cut them out. The sand hill is hand cut.

This card is a little different as the focal image is on the inside of the card…and can be seen through the window.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Under the Sea, Belated Birthday and Driving Home for Christmas stamp sets

Card: Neenah solar white card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Spellbinders circle die, Cuttlebug, Googly eyes, 3D mounting foam, Ink blending tool

Thanks for stopping by. I’m off to watch the Royal wedding.

Marion

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Jane’s Doodles blog hop, a giveaway and 25% sale

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Hello! Welcome to another Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design Team are showcasing Jane’s latest stamp release – three new stamp sets. 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.

Without further ado, here are the three new sets.

Magnolia

 Bless Your Heart

Homemade

My first card features the Magnolia stamp set. Magnolia’s are such magnificent flowers. The sentiment is from an older set (but still a favourite – Doodle Flowers 2)

I used a Lifestyle crafts embossing folder in the background – something subtle so those magnolias could take centre stage.

Next up I made some tags using the Homemade set. These would be perfect to attach to some home baked gifts. The tone-on-tone dots in the background use the Stripes and Dots stamp set.

Giveaway:
In addition to Jane having a 25% off sale on all clear stamps until Wednesday, she is giving a stamp set of your choice 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

Supplies

Just a note card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Magnolia  and Doodle Flowers 2 stamp sets

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

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder, Cuttlebug, 3D mouting foam, Heat tool, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Anti-static powder bag

Homemade Tags

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Homemade and Stripes and Dots stamp sets

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

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

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Avery Elle Shaker Tags Elle-ments die, Cuttlebug, 3D mounting foam

 

Your next stop on the hop is Galina’s amazing blog.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping,

Marion

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Three Butterflies Tag – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello! I am officially on school holidays! It has been a mammoth school term (12 weeks for us teachers) and I am in need of a really long sleep…. I’m back with some Janes’s Doodles tags that I made last week and haven’t had a chance to post here until now. You can find the original on the Jane’s Doodles blog here.

The butterflies are from the Doodle Flowers stamp set and the sentiments are from the Dots and Strips stamp set. Nothing too complicated – simple Copic colouring, fussy cutting and then I stamped the image in black on the tag (to get the antennae) and then adhered the wings over the top. I added some shimmer to the wings as well.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers and Dot and Stripes stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Hero Arts woodgrain card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Penny Black Tagged Die, Cuttlebug, Red and Blue hemp twine, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen

Thanks for stopping by today.

Marion

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Spotlight on Sweet Spring 3 – Penny Black

I’m back with my third card using products from Penny Black‘s latest catalogue called Sweet Spring. I’ve switched gears today and have opted for a cute furry critter over the florals, and it’s from the Happy Critters stamp set.

Happy Critters

Who doesn’t love those Penny Black kitty cats? I stamped and coloured the image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around the balloon and the cat.

The background was created by blending some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink heavily onto some Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock. I placed the Zigs and Zags stencil over the inked background and spritzed it with some water. After removing the stencil, I heated it with my heat gun quickly.

Once the background was completely dry, I stamped the cat in the hot air balloon again, directly onto the background as well as the sentiment, also from the same set. I popped up the cat and the balloon with 3D mounting foam to give it some dimension.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 30-479 Happy Critters stamp set
Penny Black 25-010 Zigs and Zags stencil

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Happy Critters stamp set

Card: Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock, XPress It blending card stock

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

Other Supplies: Copic markers (YG03, YG67, RV19, RV34, RV63, Bo2, Bo4, B06, B28, C3, E31, E34, E59, E57), Ink blending tool, Water spray bottle, Penny Black Zigs and Zags stencil, 3D mounting foam, Heat tool

Thanks for joining me. I’ll be back again tomorrow.

Happy Easter.

Marion

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Spotlight on Sweet Spring 2 – Penny Black

Hello again! I’m back with my second card using some of the awesome Penny Black products from their latest catalogue called Sweet Spring.

Today’s card features a beautiful creative die called Cherry Blossom. Cherry blossoms are so pretty – one day I would love to go and see them in all their glory in Japan.

Cherry Blossom

After cutting a panel from Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock, I blended on some blue ink with an inking blending tool. I die cut several cherry blossoms and coloured them with Copic markers before adhering them to the panel.

The sentiment is from an older Penny Black set called Sentiment Collection. I then 3D mounted the focal panel onto a white card base.

 Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-419 Cherry Blossom creative die
Penny Black 30-350 Sentiment Collection stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Sentiment Collection stamp set

Card: Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Inks – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic markers (YG03, YG67, RV 19, RV34, RV63, R39, E47 ), Ink blending tool, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Cherry Blossom die, Liquid adhesive, 3D mounting foam

Thanks for joining me. I’ll be back real soon.

Marion

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Spotlight on Sweet Spring – Penny Black

Hello! Over the next week I’ll be sharing 5 cards with you showcasing some of the new release goodies from the latest Penny Black catalogue called Sweet Spring. For me, spring is all about flowers. I simply love flowers – the more colourful the better, and this catalogue doesn’t disappoint in that area.

Today’s card is a window card, which features two new creative die sets called Flower Flourish and Stitched Square and Circle dies.

Flower Flourish

Stitched Square and Circles

After die cutting the Flower Flourish twice from white card stock, I coloured it with Copic markers and coated them with a layer of shimmer pen. On the card base, I first dry embossed the second largest circle die into my card base. To create the window, I die cut the second smallest circle from the die.

I blended on some lime green ink onto the card base and to add some interest, I used the Penny Black Oscillations stencil and a darker shade of green to add the subtle dots. I also intensified the embossed pattern on the edge of the circle with the  darker shade of green ink.

I adhered the florals with some liquid adhesive and added gems to the flower centres. The sentiment is from an older Penny Black stamp set called Sentiment Collection.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-421 Flower Flourish creative dies
Penny Black 51-422 Stitched Square and Circles Creative dies
Penny Black 30-350 Sentiment Collection stamp set
Penny Black 25-014 Oscillations stencil

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Sentiment Collection stamp set

Card: Xpress-It card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Inks – Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint

Other Supplies: Copic markers (YG03, YG17, YG67, R05, R14, R35, R39, YR07, YR65, Y17) , Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, Ink blending tool, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Circle dies, Penny Black Flower Flourish dies, Penny Black Oscillations stencil, Clear gems, Liquid adhesive

Thanks for joining me. I’ll be back tomorrow with another card.

Marion

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