It is Well With My Soul – Penny Black

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It’s been a little while since I have posted, but life has just been SUPER busy of late. I did however get crafty recently and created this card for Penny Black. It uses the Dynamic stamp set and the sentiment is from the Hope Shines set.

I sponged one some Salty Ocean and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink onto some smooth white card stock before splattering it with water droplets which I mopped up with a paper towel. Once dry, I made sure to use an anti-static powder bag before white heat embossing the flowers and the sentiment. I wanted the blooms to pop even more, so I covered them generously with some shimmer using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. It is so shimmery in real life and the photo below captures it a bit better.

 Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 30-432 Hope Shines stamp set
Penny Black 40-516 Dynamic stamp


Stamps: Penny Dynamic and Hope Shines stamp sets

Card: Xpress-It card stock

Ink: Distress Oxide Inks – Salty Ocean and Lucky Clover, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, Ink blending tool, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static powder bag, water and paper towel, Tim Holtz Tonic stamp platform.

Thanks for your company today. I hope you are having a fabulous week.



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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.


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!



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Jane’s Doodles Spotlight Blog Hop – Love themed stamps

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Hello! Welcome to the Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design team are showcasing Jane’s latest stamp release – three new stamp sets just in time for Valentine’s Day. 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.

To The Moon

 Pucker Up!


My first card features the To the Moon set. I had a lot of fun creating my space scene. The background is a mix of Distress Oxide inks (Salty Ocean) and Distress inks (Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot), with some water splatters, some white pigment ink splatters and then I spritzed it with pearlised water to give it some shimmer.

The rocket windows are covered in Glossy Accents to add some dimension.

My next card uses the Pucker Up! and the Stinks! stamp sets. I stamped and coloured the images with Copics, then fussy cut them out. The background has some subtle ink blending to finish off the scene.

My last card is a very simple card made using the Pucker Up! set. Lots of stamping.

In addition to Jane having a 20% off sale on all clear stamps this weekend, 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


To The Moon card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles To the Moon stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Salty Ocean, Distress Inks – Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot, White Pigment Ink,

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Fun foam, Ink Bending tool, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen, Hero Arts white Embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static pillow, Glossy Accents, Ranger Perfect pearls pigment powder and water (pearlised mix), paintbrush

Love is in the Air card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Pucker Up! and Stinks! stamp sets

Card: Strathmore Bristol Smooth White card stock, Simon Says Stamp wood grain card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Inks – Shabby Shutters, Mermaid Lagoon

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Ink Bending tool, Ranger Enamel accents (Black), Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen

Sending Kisses card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Pucker Up! stamp set

Card:  X-Press It blending card, Black card stock

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Memento Luxe Ink – Love Letter

Other Supplies: 3D mounting foam

Your next stop on the hop is Kaja’s amazing blog.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping,



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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!


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!



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