You’re a Blast!

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Happy Australia Day to my fellow Aussies! We have had a lovely and relaxed day – a BBQ with friends while the kids slipped and slid down a homemade waterslide. Good food, good friends and celebrating a wonderful country such as ours!

Anyway, popping in with a tag that I made for the Jane’s Doodles blog this week using to To the Moon set.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles To the Moon stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Salty Ocean, Distress Ink – Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, VersaFine Onyx black ink, White Pigment ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Penny Black Tag it die, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts embossing powder – white, Heat tool, Anti-ststic powder bag, Pearlised water (Ranger perfect pearls and water in a spray bottle), 3D mounting foam, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear, Cotton twine

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy your weekend. The new school years starts on Monday and I’m excited to be teaching Year 3 this year!

Marion

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Love You – Jane’s Doodles

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I am back with a card that I made for the Jane’s Doodles blog last week. And did you catch the VERY exciting news for Jane’s Doodles fans? I won’t spoil it – head here for my card and the announcement.

Today’s card was inspired by an advertisement I saw flipping through some junk mail recently. Inspiration is all around us.

Firstly, I die cut the large Love You letters (MFT dies) from masking paper and positioned them on the card (this was the most time consuming part of making the card – lining them up to be straight!). I then grabbed some hearts from various Jane’s Doodles sets (Monster Squad, Dogs and Love Birds) and got stamping around the letters using Distress Oxide inks (and one Memento Luxe ink). It was fun to peel away the masked letters to reveal the stamping. All that was left to do was stamp and colour the birds from the Love birds set and the sentiment and add them to my card.

I just love how it turned out – especially after adding those googly eyes!

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Love Birds, Dogs and Monster Squad stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Memento Luxe ink – Morocco

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, MFT High rise Uppercase Die-namics dies, Cuttlebug, Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Googly eyes, 3D mounting foam

Thanks for stopping by today. I am enjoying my summer holidays and have a few more weeks left until school starts again. I love holidays!

Marion

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Farewell to the Tag You’re It Challenge

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to the Tag You’re It challenge that has been faithfully maintained by Tracey McNeely. I was on the original Design Team for this challenge so it will always hold a special place in my heart.

As part of the farewell, I was asked to choose my favourite tag that I had made for the challenge. My favourite tag is actually one that I made last year when I was asked to be a Guest Designer. To view the original post go here.

Thank you Tracey for all your hard work with keeping this challenge up and running. It has certainly been appreciated by many and this challenge will be missed.

Supplies

Stamps: My Favorite Things – Label Maker Sentiment stamp set

Card: Hero Arts Layering Paper – Shallows, Grey card stock, Black card stock

Ink: Versamark watermark ink

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti static pillow, Texture Paste, Kaisercraft stencil – Clock Template, Palette knife, Die-Namics die – Upsy Daisies, Fancy That die – Leafy Swirl, Penny Black die – Tagged, Cuttlebug, Twine, Large Clear gem, Liquid adhesive, Patterned paper (Brand unknown for the flower), Foam dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Bunny Love – Penny Black

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Hello. I am slowly get back onto the card making bandwagon again. I have had family staying with us the last 2 weeks and that has involved a lot of things, but not any card making. It felt good to get back into it today.

I have a Penny Black card to share with you using the adorable Bunny Love die. I blended in some Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Oxide inks onto some white card stock. I spritzed it with some water before die cutting out the bunnies. I then die cut the bunnies again from white card stock and inlaid them into the coloured panel. I then adhered another white layer of die cuts over the top of that to add some subtle dimension.

The sentiment is part of a sentiment from the Smitten stamp set, which is a newly released stamp set.

A simple but striking card that was fairly quick to make.


Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-289 Bunny Love creative die
Penny Black 30-455 Smitten stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Smitten stamp set

Card: Xpress-It card stock

Ink: VersFine Onyx black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber

Other Supplies: Mini mister, Paper towel, Penny Black Bunny Love creative die, Cuttlebug, Liquid adhesive


Thanks for stopping by. Until next time,

Marion

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Monster Hugs

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Good evening! Well school’s out and I’m on holidays for 6 weeks! Bring on summer 🙂 *insert happy dance*

You might remember this card that I posted a couple of week’s ago. Well for today’s card I used the left over positive die cuts  from that card to create this one! I didn’t want all those awesome circles going to waste. I pulled out Jane’s Doodles Monster Squad stamp set and went to work, colouring with Copics and fussy cutting.

I love the white dots on the purple monster – I used Ranger white enamel accents and a white gel pen. This is going to be my son’s birthday card which is coming up soon.

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Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Monster Squad stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Spellbinders standard circle dies, Cuttlebug, Uniball white Signo gel pen, Ranger white and black enamel accents, Ink blending tool, Water spray bottle.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Season’s Greetings – Penny Black

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I have a simple Christmas card to share with you today. It uses my two favourite crafty items – Distress Oxide inks and die cuts.

I blended in some Lucky Clover and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink onto some Bristol smooth white card stock. I flicked on some water droplets to create the snow effect, which I dabbed off with a paper towel.

I then die cut the Penny Black Swirl Tree from white card stock and adhered it onto the inked panel. Before adhering to the card base, I created some score lines with a stylus and score board to create a decorative border.

The sentiment is from the Penny Black Banner Sentiments stamp set. It’s a bit hard to tell, but the tree die cut has some shimmer thanks to a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.


Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-091 Swirl Tree creative die
Penny Black 30-423 Banner Sentiments stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Banner Sentiments stamp set

Card: Xpress-It card stock, Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock, Black card stock

Ink: Distress Oxide Inks – Lucky Clover and Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – Clear, White Embossing Powder, Heat tool, Anti-static Pillow, 3D Foam tape, Martha Stewart score board and stylus


Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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