Love You and Hello – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello. I hope you have had a fabulous Monday and a great weekend. I’ve just had 2 very lovely days with my Mum, two sisters and my niece in Sydney. We went to see Matilda on Sunday night and it was a brilliant show! I’m back home now and feeling tired, but I’m on holidays, so I’m going to take things very slowly!

I’m popping in with a couple of Jane’s Doodles cards that were over on the Jane’s Doodles blog recently.

First up is this floral card and I love how easy it was to create. I white heat embossed the image from Spring Blessings onto coloured card stock and then did some simple colouring with Copic markers.

Love You JD | Marion Vagg

Love You detail JD | Marion Vagg

Next up is this hello card that uses the Jane’s Doodles Mom set. Lots of fussy cutting, but I find that quite relaxing. And I also used some patterned paper. Go me!

Hello Friend | Marion Vagg


Card 1: ‘Love You

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Spring Blessings stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Mom stamp set (sentiment)

Card: SSS Woodgrain card stock, Pink card stock (SSS – I think??)

Ink: Versamark

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax die, Cuttlebug, Anti-Static pillow, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat Tool, Mounting foam

Card 2: ‘Hello Friend

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Mom stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Hello Friend stamp set (sentiment)

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

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

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Spellbinders Circle dies, WPlus 9 Hand Written Hello die, Patterned Paper, Mounting Foam

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Penny Black and July PageMaps

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This month I had the privilege of using some Penny Black products and created a card for the PageMaps July card sketch.


In order to follow the sketch, but avoid an overly busy card, I created a lot of subtle textures using some Penny Black stencils. Both the pattern on the butterfly and the chevrons in the background were created by running the stencil through my Cuttlebug with a rubber embossing mat. The blue dots were created with a stencil and coloured embossing paste.

Penny Black Thank you | Marion Vagg

Penny Black Thank you detail | Marion Vagg
Penny Black products used:

Zigs and Zags stencil 25-010
Hypnotic stencil 25-015
Oscillations Stencil 25-014

Flights of Fancy 51-132

Kind Words 30-226


Stamps: Penny Black Kind Words stamp set

Card:  X-Press It Blending card, Blue card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Various Penny Black stencils (see above list), Hero Arts White embossing Powder, Heat gun, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Palette knife, Pearl, Liquid adhesive, Spellbinders embossing mat.

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Happy Birthday – Penny Black

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Today I have a colourful card showcasing some Penny Black products. I started by stamping the hexagon stamp from the Penny Black Textures stamp set repeatedly down a piece onto watercolour paper. I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Next was the fun part – I went to town with a rainbow of Distress Ink colours, a paintbrush and some water.

Happy Birthday - Penny Black | Marion Vagg

I did some partial stamping to create the sentiment. The Happy is from the Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set and the Birthday is from the Good Day stamp set.

PB Happy Birthday - detail | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Textures Stamp set 30-240
Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp set 30-297
Good Day Stamp set 30-241
Chat Bubbles Creative Dies 51-003


Stamps: Penny Black Textures stamp set, Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set, Penny Black Good Day stamp set

Card: Canson Water colour paper, X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord

Other Supplies: Hero Arts White embossing Powder, Heat gun, Foam dimensionals,

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Jane’s Doodles Release Blog Hop

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Today I am taking part in the Jane’s Doodles release blog hop. Three new sets have been released into the store.


Jane's Doodles Anemone

Under the Sea

Jane's Doodles Under the Sea

Winnie Halloween

Jane's Doodles Winnie Halloween

First up I have made a card using the Anemone stamp set. I am really into adding texture with embossing paste at the moment. It creates subtle interest in background for a focal point. I coloured the white embossing paste with Antique Linen Distress ink. The Anemone is coloured with Copics and a Prismacolor pencil.

JD Anemone | Marion Vagg

Next up is a cute whale from the Under the Sea set (which is out of stock, but it can be pre-ordered). To create the background, I blended in some Salty Ocean distress ink and then created the splatters with some water and had a paper towel on hand to mop up the moisture – removing some of the colour.

JD Whale of a birthday | Marion Vagg

Speaking of whales, there are a lot of them migrating north at the moment along the east coast of Australia. The kids and I went looking for them this afternoon and I did manage to catch a glimpse of one. Amazing creatures.

JD Whale detail }| Marion Vagg

Want to win some prizes? Jane is generously giving a $50 gift certificate to the Jane’s Doodle store to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop for your chance to win. Jane is also having a 20% off sale today!

Blog Hop order
Marion (me)
Jane’s Doodles Blog


Card 1: Anemone Hello

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Anemone stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts layering paper – Eggshell, Black

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine – Onyx Black, Versmark ink, Distress Ink – Antique Linen

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Wendy Vecchi Embossing paste, Palette knife, Penny Black stencil – Ocillations


Card 2: Whale of a Birthday

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Under the Sea stamp set

Card: Canson Watercolour Paper

Ink: Distress ink – Salty Ocean, Black Soot, Pumice Stone,  Versamark ink,

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-ststaic bag, Ink Blending tool, Foam dimensionals,Watercolour paintbrush, water

Your next stop on the hop is the Jane’s Doodles Blog.
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Hello with Penny Black

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Today I am sharing a tag I have made using some Penny Black products from the Bring on the Happy release. This tag has some great texture as I used the Penny Black Hypnotic stencil with some embossing paste (that I coloured with Peacock Feather’s Distress Ink).

Hello - Penny Black | Marion Vagg

I also used the Penny Black Hello Creative word die (I trimmed the long trail off the end of the word). The little butterfly is from the Penny Black Flight of Fancy butterfly die set.

Penny Black Hello | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Hello Creative Die 51-104
– Flights of Fancy Creative Die 51-132
– Tagged Creative Die 51-007
Hypnotic Stencil 25-015


Stamps: None

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Teal card stock

Ink: Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers

Other Supplies: Ranger Embossing Paste, Palette knife, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Hello die, Penny Black Flights of Fancy die, Penny Black Tagged die, Penny Black Hypnotic Stencil, White satin ribbon, white hemp twine.

Make sure you head over to the Simplicity at its Best blog for more CAS inspiration.

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Muse #105 – God Bless You


Another month has rolled around and it is my turn to be the Muse at the Muse Card Club. I have had this die from Memory Box in my craft stash for well over a year and a half….and it has NEVER made it onto a card until now! Better late than never.

I sponged distress ink onto the small focal panel and to create the stars I spritzed the panel with some water from a mister bottle before dabbing it away with a dry cloth. It created just the right amount of stars for my scene.

God Bless You | Marion Vagg

Hope that you will be able to find some time this week to join in on the fun.

For the full Muse challenge guidelines go here.


Stamps:  Jane’s Doodles Blessings Sentiment stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Simon Says Stamp cardstock – Soft Navy

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Memory Box Modern Landscape border die, Cuttlebug, Anti-static pillow, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Foam squares

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