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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Sweet 17 – Penny Black

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Today I have a birthday card to share with you that I made for my niece’s 17th birthday. I actually made this around the same time as this card that was over on the Penny Black Simplicity At its Best blog. I was having fun playing around with the Penny Black Numbers Creative dies.

This card still uses the inlay die cutting technique for the focal panel with the 17, but for all those blue glittery numbers I made my own stickers using double sided adhesive and some glitter card stock that I had in my stash.

PB 17 | Marion Vagg

A fun and simple way to make a card, and I didn’t use any inks or stamps!

PB 17 detail | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black Numbers Creative die 51-239

Supplies

Stamps: None

Card: X-Press It blending card, Blue glitter cardtsock (brand unknown)

Ink: None

Other Supplies: Cuttlebug, Penny Black Creative set – Numbers, Spellbinders circle die, 3D mounting foam, X-Press It double sided adhesive

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Marion

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Penny Black Sneak Peek – Birthday Numbers

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Just popping in with a sneaky peek of my card which is over on the Simplicity at its Best blog.  I have used one of my all time favourite techniques again – inlaid die cutting using the Penny Black Numbers die set. To check it out, go here.

 

PB sneak-peek | Marion Vagg

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Marion

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Knowing You – Penny Black

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Today I have a monochromatic card to share with you using Penny Black products. I’ve incorporated stencilling, die cutting and stamping into this one.

I stencilled on some teal ink over the Oscillations stencil, to create the chevron-like pattern. The leaves were die cut from a mixture of white card stock and vellum using the Leaves Creative die set. Finally the sentiment is a favourite of mine and is from the Sentiment Collection stamp set. This set has some beautiful sentiments in it.

PB Knowing You | Marion Vagg

To finish off the card I added some clear gems.

PB Knowing You detail | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black Leave Creative die 51-002
Penny Black Oscillations Stencil 25-014
Penny Black Sentiment Collection Stamp set 30-350

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Sentiment Collection Stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Teal card stock, Vellum

Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Hero Arts – Tide Pool ink

Other Supplies: Hero Arts embossing powder – White, Heat gun, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Creative set – Leaves, Spellbinders circle die, Penny Black stencil – oscillations, Sponge dauber, Clear gems, Liquid adhesive, 3D mounting foam

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Marion

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Cactus with personality – Jane’s Doodles

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Hi there. I’m back with some cute projects for Jane’s Doodles  using the Cactus set. I had fun bringing these cacti to life by adding googly eyes.

You're awesome - Jane's Doodles | Marion Vagg

I created a tone on tone background using the Stripes and Dots set and some Versamark ink.

Hello - Jane's Doodles | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Cactus stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Stripes and Dots stamp set

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

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

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Prisma color pencils, Foam dimensionals, Spellbinders circle die, Penny Black Chat Bubbles die, Paper Smooches quote tag die, Cuttlebug, Googly eyes

Don’t forget that Jane has 15% off all clear stamps at the moment.
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Marion

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A Snowman and some Succulents – Jane’s Doodles

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I have a couple of Jane’s Doodles projects to share with you which I have made over the last couple of weeks.

First up is a cute little snowman shaker ornament inspired by Jennifer McGuire and also our recent trip to the snow. It uses the Winter Wishes stamp set.

Australia isn’t very well known for its skiing slopes, but we do have some and last weekend we took our kids so that they could have their first ever snow experience. We had SNOW much fun throwing snowballs, making a snowman and tobogganing (there was still plenty of snow left even though it is spring!)

JD snowman shaker ornament | Marion Vagg

JD Snowman shaker detail | Marion Vagg

And here is our snowman from the weekend.

Snowman | Marion Vagg

Next up, I have another card to share using the new Cactus stamp set (which you can pre-order). I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to colour in the focal pot. I’m entering this card into the Virginia’s View Challenge #24.

JD Cactus | Marion Vagg

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Supplies

Snowman Shaker Ornament

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Winter Wishes stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, MFT Navy card stock, Acetate

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

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals, Spellbinders circle die, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts embossing powder – white, Heat gun, Anti-static pillow, Martha Stewart iridescent hearts and stars, Hemp twine, Liquid adhesive, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear

Hello Cactus

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Cactus stamp set

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

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Foam dimensionals, Gamsol, Blending stumps

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.

Marion

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