Jane’s Doodles November New Release Hop and a Giveaway

Hello and welcome to another Jane’s Doodles hop where the Design Team and special guests are showcasing Jane’s latest products – 3 new stamp sets and a stencil!

The order of the blog hop is at the bottom, so if you get lost, be sure to follow the links below.

Let’s take a look at Jane’s fabulous new products.

Happy Christmas

From Us

Merry Mice

Drops (Stencil)

I only just received my stamps a day ago, so I only had time to make one card – but I managed to use something from every set and also the stencil!

I created a little window scene, which I love to do. All images are stamped and coloured with Copic markers and then fussy cut.

I sponged on some white ink to create a subtle background using the new drops stencil.

I added a little interactive element by making the door open, and put some presents behind it. Very cute!

Hop Order:

Marion <—–You are here
Sam (guest)
Laura (guest)
Jane’s Doodles Blog

Jane is giving a stamp set of your choice to one lucky winner. All you need to do is comment on all the participating posts in the hop, and you’ll be in with a chance to win! Jane is also offering free shipping on all weekend – no code needed. The winner will be announced on Monday.

Thanks for joining me today and happy hopping. Your next stop is Neha’s blog and I know you are in for a real treat.

If you have any questions about my cards, just contact me.

Until next time,


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Sending Love


I had some time yesterday so I have made one last card for the MFT Superstar contest. I recently ordered some MFT goodies which included 5 stencils and so this card uses another MFT stencil called Grid – but this time with embossing paste, coloured with Pumice Stone distress ink. And I am loving the new MFT Label Maker Sentiments stamp set!

Sending Love | Marion Vagg

I also pulled out my Upsy Daisy Die-Namics dies which I haven’t used in ages.

Sending Love detail| Marion Vagg


Stamps: MFT Label Maker Sentiments stamp set

Card: Scrapbook Boutique smooth white card stock, MFT card stock – Daffodil, Tropical Teal, Field Day, Summer Splash, Ripe Paspberry, SSS cardstock – smoke

Ink: VersaFine ink – Onyx Black, Distress ink – Pumice Stone, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, MFT ColorBox ink – Blu Raspberry

Other Supplies: Die-Namics Upsy Daisy die, Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax die, MFT  Grid stencil, Mounting foam, Liquid adhesive, Wendy Vecchi embossing paste – white, Palette knife, Ink blending tool

Well Term 3 has just finished at school today, so I am now on 2 weeks holiday! I’m off to Sydney this weekend for a girly weekend with my Mum and two sisters and my niece to see the theatre production Matilda. Can’t wait!

Thanks for joining me today,


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Herd You Had a Birthday



The MFT Superstar contest ends in a couple of days, so I thought I would throw my hat in the ring with this card. These cows are just the most adorable critters! I love their goofy expressions and when I added the googly eyes – well I just had to giggle! It is like they are saying ‘oooooohhhh’. They are coloured with Copics and a Memento marker (as I don’t own any black Copic markers – I’ll have to remedy that soon). The stencil is also from MFT and was sponged with black ink. The blue background was a scrap piece of water colouring that I had laying around.

MFT Whole Herd | Marion Vagg

My Dad would love this card. He is a farmer who has a really dry sense of humour and a punny sentiment is right up his alley. Well that is one birthday card made for next year!

MFT Whole Herd detail | Marion Vagg


Stamps: MFT Whole Herd stamp set

Card: Scrapbook Boutique smooth white cardstock, Black cardstock (brand unknown), Canson water colour paper

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Memento marker – Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers (o, E00, E31, E34, No, C1) , MFT Cow Print stencil, Mounting foam, Googly eyes, Liquid adhesive,

Thanks for stopping by,


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A challenge with Therese

Today my blogging buddy Therese Calvird and I have a little treat for you. When we met in person over a year ago, we decided that we should have a mini challenge between us. It has taken a little while to get off the ground, but better late than never right?

For today’s challenge we are using this gorgeous cake as our inspiration.

Ombre wedding ckae


I loved the airy look of the butterflies and the overall colour scheme. Here is what I came up with.

You're Loved | Marion Vagg

I white heat embossed the Hero Arts Antique Engraving’s butterfly onto vellum and cut it out. The leaves are also die cut from vellum to replicate that airy look on the cake. In order to create some interest in the background, I blended in some distress inks and then using a Studio Calico Chevron mask, I lightly spritzed it with some water. The water reacts with the distress ink and created a watermark look.

You're Love - Detail | Mario Vagg

Well I am off to Therese’s blog – Lostinpaper, to she what gorgeous creation she has made. How about you hop on over as well?


Stamps: Hero Arts Antique Engravings stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Scribble Scrabble 1 – Round and Round Stamp set (sentiment)

Card: Xpress-It Blending card, Vellum, Black cardstock

Ink: Distress Markers – Salty Ocean, Broken China, Peacock Feathers

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-Static pillow, Water spray bottle, Studio Calico Huey’s Masks – Chevron Mask, AnnaBelle Stamps clear sprinkles, WPlus 9 Folk Art Floral’s die, Cuttlebug, Glossy Accents (to adhere sprinkles an butterflies)

Thanks for stopping by,


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Enjoying some Masking

I’m back with another card for the online card class – Clean and Simple Card making 3.


Today I cut some stars out of some masking paper and then used the negative space as a mask. Then I clear heat embossed the Hero Arts Flower Dot pattern before blending in a rainbow of colours. Happy and bright and a one layer card 🙂

Enjoy|Marion Vagg

It’s hard to tell, but I covered the colourful stars in some clear Wink of Stella brush glitter pen.

Enjoy - Detail | Marion Vagg

I’m also entering this into the Hero Arts Birthday Challenge making a rainbow birthday card.



Stamps: Hero Arts Flower Dot Pattern Stamp, Hero Arts Live and Laugh Stamp set (sentiment), Hero Arts Three Trees (star)

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White Cardstock

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black, Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: MFT Star Stax dies, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static pillow, Inkadinkadoo Masking paper, Sponge daubers, Zig Wink of Stella brush glitter pen – clear

For those of you taking the class, hopefully you are enjoying it as much as I am.

I’ll be back soon,


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Case Study #155

I haven’t played along in a challenge for ages –  and what a better way than with Case Study #155 where the Muse is one of my all time favourite card makers – Jennifer McGuire. Here is her inspiration card.


I was drawn to the banners, but created one big one, instead of smaller ones. The background stamping also emulates the diagonal feel that is on Jennifer’s card.

You fill my thoughts

And while I was at it, I decided to try another Jennifer idea and make a card that was not the norm – the banner lifts open to write your message underneath. I can’t find a link to where she showed this idea, but it made such an impression on me I wanted to try it. The main focal point was a little time consuming as I placed all those individual pieces back into the die cut, but I love the result!

You fill my thoughts - detail


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Expressions for You stamp set, Hero Arts Envelope Pattern woodblock stamp

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black

Card: X-Press It Copic Blending Blending Card, Hero Arts Folded Notecards/Layering Papers – Daffodil, Cerulean, Pool and Tide

Other Supplies: Simon Says Stamp ‘You’ die, Simon Says Stamp Delicate Dahlia die, Cuttlebug, Copic Marker B04, MME Enamel Accents

Thanks for stopping by,


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