Penny Black – Timeless Inspiration #2

Hello! As promised I am back with the second instalment of my Penny Black Timeless inspiration posts.

Today I have used a cute and adorable bear stamp called Irish Luck. I decided to change things up a bit though, as I didn’t need a good luck card in my stash. So in order to cover up the four-leaf clovers, I used a small flower image from an older Penny Black set called ...So Loved.

I was not sure about a sentiment, so I ended leaving it off. I can always add one later if need be.

I stamped and coloured him with Copic markers (I really should try a different medium, but Copics are just my all-time favourite medium to use – and I have to go with what works right?)


Stamps: Penny Black Irish Luck and …So Loved stamp sets Card:  Neenah Solar White card stock Ink: VersaFine ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink Other Supplies: Copic Markers (Bear: E13, E25, E27, E31, E34, E47, E49, Jacket: R05, R14, R29, R39, Flowers/Hat bandL YR68, Y19, Grass: YG03, YG17, YG67, Hat: C1, C3, C4, C6, C7, C9) 3D mounting foam, Nuvo Crystal drops Ivory Seashell
  • Penny Black products used:
  • 30-538 – Irish Luck stamp set
  • 30-457 – …So Loved stamp set

To view and or purchase any of the new products from the Timeless release, head to the Penny Black online store.

Thanks for your company today,

Read More

Penny Black – Timeless Inspiration #1

I hope you had some fun hopping along with the Penny Black Timeless Blog hop on Monday. There is still time to win some awesome prizes, so if you are still looking to hop along, start here.

Over the next week or so I will be posting some more cards using products from this latest Timeless release. I have had an absolute blast with this release, so buckle up, because this is Day 1 of more Timeless inspiration.

Today’s card is a really pretty and feminine one using the Harmony cling stamp. This card is quite simple, as these beautiful florals only needed to be coloured (and I used Copic markers again). The sentiment fitted in perfectly into the space, and it is from the Flower Teddy stamp set.

Clean, simple and elegant – just the way I like it. Head to the Penny Black online store where all the new products are now available for purchase.


Stamps:Penny Black Harmony and Flower Teddy stamp sets Card:  Neenah Solar White card stock Ink: VersaFine ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink Other Supplies: Copic markers RV10, RV32, RV34, YG61, YG63, E25, 3D mounting foam

Thanks for stopping by today,

Read More

Jane’s Doodles blog hop, a giveaway and 20% sale

NB: If you are looking for the Penny Black Timeless Blog hop, scroll down to the post below, or go here.

Jane's Doodle Banner

Hello! Welcome to another Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design Team are showcasing Jane’s latest stamp release – two new stamp sets. You should have arrived from Kaja’s awesome blog. If you get lost along the way, there is a list of blog hop contributors at the end of this post.

Today I have made two cards using the new Plumeria and Kind stamp sets. In Australia we call this gorgeous flower a frangipani. I have one growing in my garden. Frangipanis are still very much blooming in my neighbourhood. These flowers scream summer to me!

I stamped and coloured the images on both cards with Copic markers. I fussy cut them out and stamped the sentiment from the Kind set.

I did exactly the same thing for this card, however I lightly stamped the image onto the card base in a light grey ink. This one has a little bit more dimension as I popped up some of the flowers from the cluster with foam tape.

In addition to Jane having a 20% off sale on all clear stamps until Wednesday, 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
Jane’s Doodles


Thank you for Your Kindness card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Plumeria  and Kind stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar white, Sand card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, 3D mounting foam

You are so Kind

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Kind and Plumeria stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar White card stock, Grey card stock

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

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, 3D mounting foam, Nuvo Crystal drops – Ivory Seashell

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

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping.

Read More

Timeless – Penny Black Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

It’s a “Party with Penny!”  You’re invited to join in the fun as Penny Black celebrates the release of their newest collection of stamps and dies, Timeless

You should have arrived here from Suzie Lessard’s blog.   If you want to start the hop from the beginning, you can go to the Penny Black blog for a complete list of all of the blog hop participants.  

Well to get this party started, I have two cards to share with you today. The first card uses this A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E Penny Black bear from the set called Balloon Ride. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Garden stamp set.

I coloured the images with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. For the background clouds, I hand cut a cloud mask from masking paper and sponged on the clouds with some blue ink. I then re-stamped the bear and balloon image on top of the clouds and adhered the fussy cut bear and balloons over the top.

My next card uses a mixture of two stamp and their coordinating dies – Butterfly Garden and Butterfly Garden Cut Out and Special Friends and Special Friends Cut Out. The sentiment is from the Flower Teddy stamp set.

The butterfly and banner were coloured with Copic markers and die cut using the coordinating dies. The foliage behind the butterfly was stamped in coloured ink, and I added some detail and shading with matching Prismacolor pencils. After a lot of image shuffling (and I mean a lot…), I decided on this layout and I love it. The sentiment was white heat embossed over the top.

And it wouldn’t be a party without a giveaway; right?  Penny Black is giving away a $50 shopping spree to the Penny Black online store to FIVE lucky winners.  To enter, leave a comment on any blog hop post (this one included). The giveaway closes on Sunday, March 10 at 11:59 PM PST and winners will be announced on the Penny Black blog on March 18.


Card 1: With Love

Stamps: Penny Black 30-545 Balloon Ride stamp set, PB 30-558 Butterfly Garden stamp set.

Card:  Neenah Solar white card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Blue ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Bear: W1, W3, W5, W7, E13, E31, E34 Grass: YG03, YG17, YG67 Balloons: R05, R29, R39, B02, B04, B06, YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67, V04, V17, BV08, Y17, YR12, YR65, YR68), Masking paper (to create own cloud mask), Ink blending tool, Enamel Accents, Pentel white hybrid gel ink pen, 3D mounting foam

Card 2: Thank You Butterfly

Stamps: Penny Black 30-558 Butterfly Garden stamp set, 30-561 Special Friends stamp set.

Dies: Penny Black 51-528 Butterfly Garden Cut out, Penny Black 51-526 Special Friends Cut out

Card: Neenah Solar white card stock, Sand coloured cardstock

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Cottage green ink, Pistachio green ink, Pear green ink, Grey ink, White pigment ink (to create splatters)

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Butterfly: B02, B04, B06, B28, B24, B97 Banner: C1, C3, C4, C6), Prismacolor Pencils (PC989, PC1097, PC988, PC908, PC923, PC195, PC122, PC922), 3D mounting foam, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static powder bag

Thanks for stopping by today. All these new products from the Timeless release are now available in the Penny Black online store.

And now… keep hopping! Your next visit is Heather Telford.



Read More

You are a Blessing – Penny Black

simplicity sister

Hi friends! I hope you have had a great week. Today I have a card to share with you using some Penny Black products. I am really into floral cards at the moment, so when the urge is there, I have to respond. And I think this is probably one of my all time favourite floral stamps from Penny Black – Flower Cascade. The sentiment is from the Choose Happy stamp set.

The floral image was stamped and then coloured with Copic markers. I used a craft knife, a ruler and scissors to partially cut out the image and frame before mounting it onto the card base. I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine onyx black ink. To finish it off, I added some white gel pen detail to the petals and splattered some white ink onto the right side of the card.

I love how it turned out.

Penny Black products used:
40-466 Flower Cascade stamp set
30-464 Choose Happy stamp set


Stamps: Penny Black Flower Cascade and Choose Happy stamp sets

Card: XPress It blending card stock, Blue card stock

Ink: VersaFine ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, White pigment ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers (I didn’t keep track of the ones I used!), Craft knife, Scissors, metal ruler, paintbrush (for ink splatter), Water, Signo uniball white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by today,



Read More