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.


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.



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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.


 Bless Your Heart


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.

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


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,



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Happy Day – Penny Black

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Happy Sunday. I have two Penny Black tags to share with you today using the lovely Flower Flourish creative die. I heavily inked up the Penny Black Tagged die with Distress Oxide inks to create a gradient of colour. I then adhered the Flower Flourish die cut with a liquid adhesive and then partially stamped a sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set.

Clean, simple, colourful and very easy to mass produce. I love having gift tags on hand to attached to birthday presents or gift bags.

 Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-421 Flower Flourish Creative die
Penny Black 30-416 Happy Thoughts stamp set
Penny Black 51-007 Tagged Creative die


Stamps: Penny Happy Thoughts stamp set

Card: Strathmore Bristol Smooth white card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral, Fozzilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade

Other Supplies: Cuttlebug, Ink blending tool, PB Tagged die, PB Flower Flourish die, Liquid adhesive, Enamel dots, White cotton thread

Thanks for joining me.



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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.


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.



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Spotlight on Sweet Spring 5 – Penny Black

Hello! I’m back with my fifth and final installment for Penny Black, using products from their latest catalogue called Sweet Spring. Actually I have 2 cards to share – very similar, yet slightly different. The main focus of both cards uses this awesome Creative die called Leaf Pattern.

Leaf Pattern

First I created an inked panel using Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks. I die cut this panel with the Leaf Pattern die. I also die cut another one out, but from white card stock. I then inlaid all of the coloured pieces into the white negative space and also the white pieces into the coloured negative space – to create two panels that are the opposite of each other. This was quite time consuming, but I found this quite therapeutic and relaxing.

This first card was the easier of the two cards to make. To finish this one off, I die cut a black banner using the Birds and Banners Creative dies and white heat embossed the sentiment which is from the coordinating Banner Sentiments stamp set. I added some subtle shading to the banner with a white Prismacolor pencil to give it some dimension.

For the second card I stepped it up a notch. I die cut a circle into the Leaf Pattern panel using the circle from the Layered Xmas Wreath die set. Behind the window that this created, a placed an impressed panel of the Leaf Pattern die, making sure to line up the patterns. The wonderful word sentiment is from the Awesome creative die set, which I die cut three times and adhered together to make it stronger. I suspended this over the window.

I found a felt heart floating around in my stash, and it fit perfectly behind the sentiment and in the window. It was just a pop of colour that this card needed. I coated the wonderful sentiment in a layer of clear shimmer pen.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-432 Leaf Pattern Creative die
Penny Black 51-333 Awesome Creative dies
Penny Black 30-423 Banner Sentiments stamp
Penny Black 51-352 Birds and Banners Creative dies
Penny Black 51-362 Layered Xmas Wreath Creative dies


Card 1: Happy Birthday

Stamps: Penny Black Banner Sentiments stamp set

Card: Strathmore Bristol Smooth White card stock, XPress-It Blending card

Ink: Distress Oxide ink – Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils (White, PM121 Colorless blender),  Penny Black Leaf Pattern Creative die, Penny Black Birds and Banners Creative die, Cuttlebug, White Embossing powder, Anti- Static powder bag, Heat tool, 3D mounting foam

Card 2: Wonderful

Stamps: None

Card: Strathmore Bristol Smooth White card stock, XPress-It Blending card, Black card stock

Ink: Distress Oxide ink – Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio

Other Supplies: Penny Black Leaf Pattern Creative die, Penny Black Layered Xmas Wreath Creative die, Penny Black Awesome Creative die set, Cuttlebug, 3D mounting foam, Spellbinders tan embossing rubber mat, Red felt heart, Wink of Stells clear glitter brush pen.

Thanks for all your visits this week. I am actually back tomorrow with another Penny Black post, but this time for the Simplicity at its Best blog. I hope you will join me again then.



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Spotlight on Sweet Spring – Penny Black 4

Happy Easter to you and your loved ones. I’m back today with my fourth card for Penny Black, using products from their latest catalogue called Sweet Spring. For today’s card and tag, I’ve used a rubber stamp called Blissful Blooms.

Blissful Blooms

I create the card and the tag (Tagged Creative die), I placed the Blissful Bloom stamp onto a stamping positioning tool. I then used both Distress markers and Tombow markers to colour directly onto the rubber stamp. Once coloured, I spritzed the stamp with some water from a spray bottle and then stamped it onto the watercolour paper. I immediately heat set it with a heat tool. I love the water coloured effect that this technique creates.

To intensify the shading on the leaves and stems, I used some Prismacolor pencils. I placed some Nuvo Crystal drops onto the centres of the flowers.

The sentiment comes from the Happy Critters stamp set.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 40-600 Blissful Blossoms stamp
Penny Black 30-479 Happy Critters stamp set
Penny Black 51-007 Tagged Creative die set


Stamps: Penny Black Blissful Blossoms and Happy Critters stamp set

Card: Watercolour card stock, Aubergine coloured card stock

Ink: Distress Markers – Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Gathered Twigs, Tombow markers – Green 177, Pink 703), VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils (PC1090 Kelp Green, PC1096 Kelly Green, PM121 Colorless blender), Stamp positioner, Water spray bottle, Penny Black Tagged Creative die, Cuttlebug, Heat tool, Nuvo Crystal drops – Ivory Seashell, Cotton thread.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a blessed Easter.



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