Snow Much Fun – Jane’s Doodles

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I hope you enjoyed the Jane’s Doodles blog hop over the weekend. Jane’s newly released stamps are always amazing – if you haven’t seen it, head here.

I am still in Christmas card making mode, and today is no exception. I love combining sets to create little scenes – as it is snow much fun! Ha. I used Winter Wishes, Winter Fun and the newly released Driving Home for Christmas set.

I also busted out my Nuvo Jewel drops (I only own two of them) to add snow to the scene as well as using a white gel pen. I layered up three of the frames around the scene to add some dimension.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Winter, Wishes, Winter Fun and Driving Home for Christmas stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Iris

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Lilac Posies, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Broken China

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Say Cheese die (It’s a polaroid die and I cut the bottom portion off to create a square frame), Cuttlebug, Ink Bending tool, Masking paper, Uniball white signo gel pen, Nuvo Jewel drops – Sea Breeze, Ink blending tool.

I hope you are having a fabulous week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Jane’s Doodles Blog Hop – Christmas release

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Hello! Welcome to the Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design team are showcasing Jane’s latest Christmas stamp release. 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.

Jane’s latest release doesn’t disappoint at all. Check it out.

Deck the Halls

 Driving Home for Christmas

Holy Night

For today I have made three cards, as I just couldn’t stop! First up I used the Deck the Halls stamp set. I stamped and coloured the Christmas baubles with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out. I foam mounted them onto my panel that I had blended with some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink. I also stamped a branch image from the Christmas Blessing stamp set with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink. I added some gold embossing powder to some areas of the baubles with my Versamark pen and heat embossed it.

Next card uses the cute Driving Home for Christmas set. So adorable! I know I’ll be using this one again very soon. This is a simple one layer card, coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is from the Merry Christmas stamp set.

And last but not least I used the Holy Night stamp set. I blended in a range of Distress Oxide Inks to create a beautiful sunset scene. I splattered it with water to create the stars. Once dry, I stamped the images in VersaFine Onyx black ink. I silver heat embossed 3 stars from the set as well.

Giveaway:
In addition to Jane have a 20% off sale on all clear stamps, she is giving the 3 stamps released today 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
Jennifer McGuire Guest designer

Supplies

Merry and Bright card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Deck the Halls and Christmas Blessing stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Bristol smooth white card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Fun foam, Ink Bending tool, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen, Gold Embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static pillow, Copic Multiliner, Ruler

Merry Hello card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Driving Home for Christmas and Merry Christmas stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Broken China

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Ink Bending tool, Prismacolor pencils, Blending stumps, Gamsol, Masking paper

O Holy Night card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Holy Night stamp set

Card:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth White card stock, Kraft card stock, Black Card stock

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Wilted Violet, Broken China, Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Ink Bending tool, Spray bottle, Paper towel

Your next stop on the hop is Kaja’s amazing blog and I know her cards will not disappoint you!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping,

Marion

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I Love You SNOW Much – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello! I’ve made a cute Christmas shaker card using Jane’s Doodles stamps. You can view the post here on the Jane’s Doodles blog.

I don’t often make shaker cards, but I had an idea to make a snow dome card and I managed to do this with some partial die cutting. I partially die cut a circle and then cut the flat bottom section of the dome using a craft knife and ruler. I need to remember to do partial die cutting more often.

To keep this shaker card simple, I coloured, cut and adhered the trees and reindeer from the Winter Fun stamp set on top of the acetate window, rather than behind. I blended in some ink to create a snowy backdrop behind the acetate. I filled the window with some tiny star sequins. I love how it turned out.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Winter Fun stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Wilted Violet, Broken China

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Acetate, Fun foam, Uniball Signo white gel pen, Martha Stewart sequins, Spellbinders standard Circle die, Cuttlebug, Ink Bending tool, Masking paper

How is your Christmas card stash coming along?

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Four Penny Black Cards

This past week I had the pleasure of being featured on the main Penny Black blog, using new products from their latest catalogues Be Merry and Hello Autumn. I had a lot of fun making these clean and simple cards.

Day 1’s card used the wonderful Layered Poinsettia die and the sentiment came from the Gather Around stamp set. I added score lines to the petals and leaves with a scoring stylus and coloured them with Distress Inks. I custom made the grey panel by scoring lines on a score board.

Day 2’s card used the Hello Autumn stamp set and was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

Day 3’s card used the Hills and Trees Creative die. I love the unusual colour combo which I created effortlessly with Oxide Distress Inks. The sentiment is from the Banner Sentiments set.

And my final Day 4 card is probably my favourite of them all. Aren’t these mice adorable? They are from the Gather Around stamp set.

I coloured them with Copic markers, and then added in all the details (such as the fur on the mice) with Prismacolor pencils.


Supplies

For a full list of supplies and instructions, click on the link for each Day’s card and it will take you to the original blog post.


Thanks for sticking with me! That was a long post.

Marion

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Thank you Butterfly – Penny Black

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I have a Penny Black card to share with you today – using two of my most favourite crafty items – Dies and Oxide Inks. I *may* have added a couple more Distress Oxide inks to my stash recently, so I was just itching to use them.

I started by masking off a border on the front panel of my card, and blended in some Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple Oxide ink. I spritzed the Penny Black Verdure rubber stamp with some water and stamped the inked panel – I love the watermark/oxide ink effect that it created in the background.

I then added the Penny Black Swirling Wings butterfly die onto the panel and white heat embossed the Thank You sentiment onto black card stock. It is part of a sentiment from the Penny Black Kind Words stamp set (I did some stamp surgery).

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black 51-137 Swirling Wings Creative Die
Penny Black 40-475 Verdure Stamp
Penny Black 30-226 Kind Words stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Verdure and Kind Words stamp sets

Card: Strathmore Bristol smooth card stock, Black Card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Oxide Inks – Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, Spice Marmalade

Other Supplies: Penny Black Swirling Wings Creative die, Cuttlebug, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Masking Tape, Liquid adhesive, Ink blending tool

I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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