Thinking of You – Penny Black ‘Share the Love’ Inspiration #4

Today I am sharing another card using Penny Black products from their latest ‘Share the Love’ release.

Hello! For today’s card I masked off the centre strip with some washi tape. I then stamped some of the Banner Blooms images (stamped off onto scrap paper first, then onto the panel to get a lighter image) in VersaFine Smoky gray ink. Once I had all the images stamped, I went to town painting using Zig Zig Clean Color real brush markers. I scribbled the ink onto an acrylic block then painted the images with a paintbrush/watercolour brush. I painted several layers, drying between each one. I also used the Zig’s direct to paper in some spots. This took me quite some time, but it was rather relaxing. When all the painting was done, I used some Prismacolor pencils to add in the final touches of shading and outlining.

After removing the mask I stamped the sentiment from the Only You stamp set.

I had done some practising on another piece and it was too good to throw out, so I die cut a tag using the Gift Tag creative dies.

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me.

Until next time,

Marion
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A Time For Love – Penny Black ‘Share the Love’ Inspiration #3

Hello! My school holidays are quickly coming to an end and next week school starts again. But no complaints here as I have had fun crafting, enjoying no routine and just relaxing!

Today I am sharing another instalment for Penny Black using products from their latest ‘Share the Love’ release. You can check out all the new products here.

I adore these two love bears, which are from the Take Me Away stamp set. I stamped them onto some Bristol card stock and used Zig Clean Color real brush markers to water colour them. The sentiment is from the Love Language stamp set.

I painted in a simple sky in the background to complete the scene. I added in some white gel pen detail to the balloons before adhering it to a blue notecard.

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me.

I’ll be back soon,

Marion
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Thinking of You – Penny Black ‘Share the Love’ Inspiration #2

Hello again! I am back with another card for Penny Black using some products from their latest ‘Share the Love’ release. You can check out all the new products here.

Today’s card uses an adorable bear stamp called Fur-ever Yours. Isn’t he the sweetest? I coloured him with Copic markers and die cut it out with the Fur-ever Yours cut out. The sentiment was white heated embossed over the top of his belly using an awesome new set called Only You.

I mounted the bear onto a die cut panel which was made using the Stitched Stackers die set (which is from a previous release). To create the striped background, I cut some coloured card stock into strips and adhered them to the card base – making sure it was centred.

It’s hard to tell from the photos, but the heart has some subtle shimmer and I added some black enamel accents to the bear’s eyes. I love adding all the little details.

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me.

I’ll be back soon with another card,

Marion
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I Love You – Penny Black Share the Love Inspiration #1

Hello! I am back sharing a card for Penny Black using some awesome goodies from the latest ‘Share the Love’ release. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this release has lots of inspiration for that someone special in your life.

I stamped and water coloured the images from the Tenderness stamp set with Zig clean color real water brush pens, then die cut them out using the coordinating cut outs. The banner and sentiment are from the Banner Blooms set. There is a coordinating cut out set for this stamp set as well, but I didn’t use it for this card.

Once I had all the images coloured and cut out, I arranged them onto some textured card stock with 3D mounting tape and then adhered the panel to a teal coloured card base.

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me.

I’ll be back really soon with some more inspiration,

Marion
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Hello Friend – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello there friends! Happy New Year. Can you believe we have ticked over into 2020?

Well I have been rather silent for a while – I actually took some time off from my DT work and card making in general, as I just needed a break. December is hectic in my household, with school finishing up for the year, my kid’s birthdays and Christmas. Plus we added in a much needed family summer holiday, which we very much enjoyed.

Well I am back at my crafting desk now and am enjoying the slower pace of life. I’m onto my third novel already!

Anyway, I’m back with a Jane’s Doodle card to share with you using the Monster Squad stamp set. The images are coloured with Copic markers and I fussy cut them out.

I managed to get some new crafty goodies for Christmas, and the die cut frame is one of them. It is the stitched collage frame from My Favorite Things, but I only used a portion of it. The sentiment is white heat embossed and is from the same Jane’s Doodles Monster Squad set.

Thanks for stopping by today – I appreciate it. Remember to email me if you have any questions about my card.

I’ll be back really soon,

Marion
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Birthday Surprise Blog Hop for Jane and a Giveaway

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Hello friends – it has been a while I know! Today I am participating in a very special birthday blog hop for a very special lady – and that is Jane Beljo; the wonderful and uber talented woman behind Jane’s Doodles. Jane is a mum, a wife and a very hardworking woman who illustrates all her own stamps. I have had the privilege of working on Jane’s DT for many years now, and I just love her fun and whimsical designs. A big thank you to Milka for organising this hop.

You should have arrived from Linda Van Wely’s blog. There are a list of blog hop participants at the end of this post should you get lost along the way.

Today I have made a card for Jane to tell her how awesome she is and I hope you have an awesome birthday today. I have used Jane’s Tropical Fun and the All Occasions stamp sets.

I hope this summery card warms your heart Jane, even though you are probably knee-deep in snow! Summer is definitely here in Australia – so I hope I can send some warm sunshine your way.

Blog Hop Order
Jane’s Doodles 
Galina 
Janine 
Kaja 
Linda  
Marion <—–That’s me 
Neha  
Milka  

Giveaway:
Milka is giving away one Jane’s Doodles stamp set of winner’s choice to one lucky winner. The giveaway is opened worldwide (+18), except for minors. For your chance to win, hop along all of the blogs of the participating designers and leave a comment on each blog hop stop (8 stops). After commenting, add your name to InLinkz on Milka’s blog (last blog hop stop), but prior to doing this, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which can be found at Milka’s blog post below the InLinkz.

InLinkz closes on Sunday, December 22nd, 2019, 11:59 PM CET. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 during the day.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping. Remember to email me if you have any questions about my card.

Your next stop on the hop is Neha’s blog.

Happy birthday Jane!

Marion



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Jane’s Doodles New Release Blog Hop and a Giveaway

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Hello friends and welcome to another Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design team are showcasing Jane’s latest stamp sets! You should have arrived from Kaja’s blog.

Before I get to the blog hop, we are welcoming another very talented lady to the DT and that is Linda from Stampin with Liz Design. Please make sure you give her an extra special welcome on the hop and check out all of her AMAZING creations.

For this blog hop there are 4 new Christmas sets being released. If you get lost along the way, there is a list of blog hop contributors at the end of this post.

First up is a card that uses Winter Village. I stamped the buildings first and then coloured them with Copic markers. I then used a black fine line pen to join the snow banks together. For the night sky I used some watercolour paints first, then when that was dry I sponged on some distress inks to intensify the edges. I finally added some stars with a white gel pen. The sentiment is from the Winter Words set.

Next up is a card that uses the Snow Globe set. This set has so many cute images with so many possibilities. I kept this one pretty simple and just added in the penguin, present and snow flakes. You can’t tell in the photo, but it also has some subtle shimmer on the scarf and beanie.

Giveaway:
In addition to Jane having a 30% off sale on all clear stamps until this Thursday, 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! The winner will be announce on Friday.

Blog Hop Order
Milka  
Neha  
Kaja  
Marion <—–That’s me
Galina  
Janine 
Linda  
Jane’s Doodles  

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping. Remember to email me if you have any questions about my cards.

Your next stop on the hop is Galina’s blog.

Marion

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