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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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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A Floral Hello – Jane’s Doodles

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Good evening. I have another Jane’s Doodles card to share with you.

I took a square panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and heavily blended on some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. When completely dry, I white heat embossed a flower from the Blooms stamp set, then created a mask before white heat embossing the second flower. The sentiment is from the Daisies stamp set was also white heat embossed. To add some details to the flowers, I first used a white Prismacolor pencil and then added the violet shades over the top.

To finish off the card, I splattered some water, which reacted with the Distress Oxide ink.


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Bloom and Daisies stamp set

Card: Bristol Srathmore smooth white card stock, XPress It Blending card, Light grey card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Oxide ink – Wilted Violet

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static powder bag, Prismacolor pencils (PC 938 White,  PC933 Violet Blue, PC932 Violet) Paintbrush and water for splatters, Mounting foam

Short and sweet from me today.
Thanks for stopping by.



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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 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


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.



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