Poppy Love – Penny Black

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Hello! I’m back with another card for Penny Black. I really enjoyed making this card – it was a labour of love, as it took me hours, but I love the final result. Water colouring is such a forgiving technique to play with and it was fun to get out my Gansai Tambi watercolours again.

I white heat embossed the Penny Black Poppy Gems stamp onto some watercolour paper then went to town water colouring.The sentiment is from the Penny Black For You die set.

Penny Black - Love | Marion Vagg

PB Love detail | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black Poppy Gems stamp set
Penny Black For You die set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Poppy Gems stamp set

Card: Distress Watercolour card stock, Black card stock

Ink: Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Tambi Gansai watercolour paints, Various sized paint brushes, water, White heat embossing powder, heat tool, Cuttlebug, Penny Black For You die set, Liquid adhesive

I’m pleased to report that I have survived report writing and school holidays have started! Yay! It has been such a massive term, so it is an awesome feeling to be able to relax and have some time to make some cards. Bring it on!

Marion

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Jane’s Doodles Spotlight Blog Hop

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Hello. Welcome to the spotlight blog hop for Jane’s Doodles Stamps. You should have arrived from Zrinka’s blog.

Today we are spotlighting the newest stamp set to the store called Love. Check it out! It is perfect for those special people in your life. I adore the big and playful font. It’s perfect for this Valentine’s weekend.

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Jane's Doodles Love

First up I have a one layer card. After stamping the ‘Love You’ sentiment in Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink, I then stamped it again onto some masking paper and cut around the letters leaving a small white border. I placed the mask over my stamped sentiment and then used the love heart stamp from the set and stamped it all over the panel with Hero Arts Soft Pool ink.

JD Love You | Marion Vagg

To create the background of this next card, I mixed some Festive Berries Distress ink with some white embossing paste and used a love heart stencil from My Favorite Things. The ‘You’ and ‘Me’ were white heart embossed onto the heart die cut. I hand drew a plus with a Versamark pen and then white heat embossed that as well.

JD You + Me | Marion Vagg

JD You + Me detail | Marion Vagg

GIVEAWAY:
Jane is generously giving one stamp set of your choice from the store to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop for your chance to win. In addition to this, there is 20% off sale over the weekend.

Blog Hop order:
Jane
Vesna
Neha
Milka
Ange
Zrinka
Marion <—– You are here
Jane’s Doodles

Supplies

Card 1: Love You

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Love stamp set

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

Ink: Hero Arts ink – Pale Tomato, Soft Pool

Other Supplies: Inkadinkadoo masking paper

Tag: You + Me

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Love stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Distress ink – Festive Berries, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, MFT Heart stencil, Dreamweaver embossing paste – white, Sunny Studios Stitched heart die, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts embossing powder – white, Heat tool, Glossy Accents

Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day? It is not something we usually celebrate in our house but I may just pop one of these cards under his pillow.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your next stop on the hop is the Jane’s Doodles blog.

Marion

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Happy Anniversary – Penny Black

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Hello. I hope you are having a relaxed weekend. Today I have a Penny Black card to share with you. This card uses a very different colour scheme to my usual go-to-bright-and-happy-colours, but it is good to stretch oneself and try something new.

 

PB Happy Anniversary | Marion Vagg

I inked up the Penny Black You + Me stamp set with Distress ink. I then stamped the image off onto a scrap piece of paper before spritzing it with some water and stamping onto my watercolour panel. I used two shades of green distress ink (Peeled Paint, Forest Moss). I hit it with my heat gun after each stamping to ensure the watercolour didn’t run. The birds were stamped with Vintage Photo distress ink. Once dry, I then cut the panel into three equal segments before mounting them into a khaki card base.

PB Happy Anniversary detil | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
You + Me stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black You + Me stamp set

Card: Tim Holtz Watercolor card stock, SSS Khaki card stock

Ink: Distress Ink – Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, Hero Arts white embossing powder, heat tool, water sprayer

Thanks for visiting today,

Marion

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I Love You – Sunny Studio

Hello! How has your week been? School started back this week. Can’t believe my kiddos are in Yr 1 and Yr 4.  I’m also back in the classroom. I have a lovely class and am excited about the new year ahead – although I need a few more hours in the day to get everything done. Too much to do, not enough time. Can you relate?

Anyway I have a new card up on the Sunny Studio blog. Rather clean and simple, but perfect for that someone special. I am loving the new stitched heart dies and I created my own sentiment with the Sweet Script stamp set. The banner is from the Sunny Border stamp set and it too has coordinating dies.

Sunny Studio - I Love You | Marion Vagg

When I first made this card it looked very flat to me – something was missing. So I left it and walked away. I then had the idea to add some subtle shading with Copic Markers to the banner, and it was just what it needed – oh and the heart needed a coat of Wink of Stella as well!

Sunny Studio detail | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Sunny Studio Sweet Script stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Co-ordinates card stock – Grey

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hero Arts Shadow Ink – Raspberry Jam, Distress Ink – Festive Berries

Other Supplies: Sunny Studio Sunny Border Die set, Sunny Studio Stitched Heart die, Cuttlebug, Copic markers,  Blending tool, Foam dimensionals, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen (clear)

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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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

Supplies

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Shoot for the Stars and Love You!

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Hi there! I have been rather absent from crafting and blogging of late. But before I tell you why, I have had some cards over on the Jane’s Doodles blog that I thought I would share with you.

First up was this card using a stamp set of Jane’s that is no longer available called Space. I didn’t know it had been discontinued at the time I made this card (but hopefully Jane will change her mind and bring back this little cutie! I mean, who doesn’t LOVE an alien?) And while you are there, check out Miriam’s card! Stunning!

JD Shoot for the Stars | Marion Vagg

JD Shoot for the Stars detail | Marion Vagg

Next up was this card. I managed to get my hands on some foil recently and was itching to use it. It uses one of Jane’s newest sets called Mom.

JD Love You | Marion Vagg

JD Love You detail | Marion Vagg

I have discovered that photographing foil is REALLY hard. The photos don’t do it justice, so hopefully the following gif will help you see how pretty and shiny it is in real life.

JD Love You detail | Marion Vagg

This foil card was actually the first card I have made in over a month! Why? Well we have just returned from an overseas trip to the USA. My husband travels to the US quite regularly for work, and we were privileged to go with him this time. We had 2 weeks in and around San Diego, and then spent the last week in LA where we just had to go back to Disneyland! Here are a few highlights from our trip.

Emma and I got to hang out with some Lego friends at Legoland CA.

Legoland SD | Marion Vagg

My kids playing at the beach at Oceanside CA.

Oceanside | Marion Vagg

Meeting Pluto and Pooh Bear at Disneyland CA.

Pluto | Marion Vagg

Pooh Bear | Marion Vagg

We had a great time and it was fun exploring a new part of the world. I might have managed to pick up a few crafty goodies along the way as well 🙂

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Mom stamp set

Card: Hero Arts Layering Papers – Black, Grey, SSS card stock – School House Red

Ink: Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Hero Arts clear embossing and white powder, Heat tool, Anti-static powder pillow, Deco Foil – silver, Laminator, Foam squares


Thanks for visiting and for lasting through this long post!

Marion

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