Penny Black – More Happy Heart Day Inspiration

Hello friends! I am back today with some more inspiration using products from the latest Penny Black release called Happy Heart Day. There is still time to win some Penny Black prizes in the blog hop from last week, which you can check out here.

For today’s inspiration, I have used the adorable All My Love stamp set.

The sentiments are from the Kisses and Wishes stamp set.

For my first card, I stamped the dog and balloon image onto some white card stock, then coloured them with Copic Markers. I fussy cut the images, but I cut off the top portion of the balloons, as it was going to be a little too tall for my card design. I die cut a circle and trimmed off the bottom portion.  I created a background scene with a hand-made mask and some inks. I popped up the balloons and dog on some mounting foam and hand drew in the balloon strings.

The sentiment is white heat embossed.

My second project uses the same two sets, but this time I created a wine bottle tag. I made my own tag using a paper trimmer, score board and a smaller circle die. Who wouldn’t want to receive a special bottle of wine for Valentine’s Day – perfect for my husband. This image was stamped and also coloured with Copic markers.

All of these products are now available in the online store and you can view the Happy Heart Day catalog here.

Penny Black Products used today:
30-526 So Much Love stamp set
30-528 Kisses and Wishes stamp set


Card 1: Kisses and Valentine Wishes

Stamps: Penny Black So Much Love stamp set, Kisses and Wishes stamp set

Card: XPress It blending card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Bear: E25, E31, E34, Grass: YG03, YG 17, YG67, Balloons: RV17, RV19, V01, V04, V15, V17, Y19, YR12, YR65), Circle die, Cuttlebug, Heat gun, White embossing powder, Anti-static powder bag, Clear glitter brush pen, 3D mounting foam, White gel pen, Black enamel dots

Wine Bottle Tag: Kisses and Valentine Wishes

Stamps: Penny Black So Much Love stamp set, Kisses and Wishes stamp set

Card: XPress It blending card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Bear: E25, E31, E34, Balloons: R29, R25 R39, C3 ), Small circle die, Cuttlebug, White gel pen, Black enamel dots, Score board and stylus

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back after Christmas with some more inspiration using this nw release. Until then, I hope you and your loved ones have a safe and blessed Christmas.



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Jane’s Doodle New Release Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to the Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design team are showcasing Jane’s latest stamp release – three new stamp sets that are simply adorable. You should have arrived from Milka’s blog. If you get lost along the way, there is a list of blog hop contributors at the end of this post.

Without further ado, here are the three new sets – and I think you are going to love them!

Happer Camper



I have two cards to share with you today. The first up uses my favourite animal from the Outdoor set – the moose! He is simply adorable! The trees are from the Happy Camper stamp set.

I partially die cut a circle from white card stock to create the focal piece. This was inked up with Distress Oxide inks. All images were stamped, coloured with Copics then fussy cut. I mounted the focal panel with 3D mounting squares onto a white card base.

My next card uses elements from all three of the new sets. The Patterns stamp set was used to create the tone-on-tone background arrow pattern. Again all images were stamped, coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut. This card is quite a long card (23 cms) so I will be making a custom envelope for this one.

In addition to Jane having a 20% off sale on all clear stamps until this Tuesday, 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! The winner will be announced this Wednesday. Good luck!

Blog Hop Order
Marion <—- That’s me


Hello Moose card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Outdoors and Happy Camper stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar white 110lb cardstock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink, Versamark ink pen, Distress Oxide Inks – Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn, Distress Inks – Chipped Sapphire

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, 3D mounting squares, Ink Bending tool, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen, Hero Arts white Embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static pillow, Spellbinders circle die, Cuttlebug

Life is Better With Friends card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Outdoors, Happy Camper and Patterns stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar white 110lb cardstock, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Grass

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

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen


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

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping,



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Jane’s Doodles Cards Galore!

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Hello! Long time no hear! My life has been somewhat hectic of late, and I haven’t had a lot of time for card making or blogging!

However, I have today off from work and I thought I would catch up on my blog and the cards that I have made for Jane’s Doodles over the past 6 weeks or so that I haven’t posted here yet. Buckle in! I’ll keep it brief. I won’t list the supplies for each one, as I’m not sure it is worth my while, but if you want to know something, just contact me!

First up is a card that is going up on the JD blog tonight – so consider it a preview! It uses the Mom and Bless Your Heart stamp sets.

Next up are two cards that use the Oh Ship! stamp set. The sentiment on the first card is from the Birthday Wishes stamp set and the small sentiment on the second cards is from the All Occasions stamp set.

The next card uses the Tropical Fun stamp set – perfect summery images in this set.

Birthday cards and tags are always needed in my house, so the next two cards have been or will be put to use very quickly. They use the Magical stamp set.


Stamps: See links under each card

If you stuck around with me for this long, well done! Please contact if you want to know specific supplies. I’ll be back next week for a Jane’s Doodles blog hop featuring some new stamp sets. Until then,



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Especially for You Cityscape – Penny Black

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Happy Sunday. I’m popping in with a card using some Penny Black products. This card turned out a little differently than I had planned, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow.

I started out by blending some Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks onto the card base. I splattered this with some water to create the stars.

I then die cut several of the Metropolitan Creative die from card stock. These actually come together, but I cut them apart and arranged them to make a more dense city by placing some building behind the first layer of buildings. I adhered the buildings on with Glossy Accents.

The sentiment was white heat embossed onto a black strip of card stock and is from the Banner Sentiments stamp set.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 30-423 Banner Sentiments stamp set
Penny Black 51-169 Metropolitan Creative die


Stamps: Penny Black Banner Sentiments stamp set

Card: Neenah Solar White 110lb, Black card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Oxide ink – Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet

Other Supplies: Cuttlebug, Penny Black Metropolitan creative die, Glossy Accents, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static powder bag

Thanks for your company today,



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Happy Bird-Day Tags

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I’m back with some more Jane’s Doodles goodness. Earlier this week there was a blog hop showcasing Jane’s latest stamp release. If you missed out on the new release I encourage you to check it out here. My favourite is the Free As a Bird set, and I’m having trouble putting it down. These funky birds are SO.MUCH.FUN! I coloured them with Copics and then added some shimmer to the wings. Perfect little tags to go on birthday gifts.

To see the post over on the Janes Doodle’s blog, head here.


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Free As a Bird stamp set

Card: Neenah solar white card stock, Black card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers

Other Supplies: Copic markers, AveryElle Shaker Tag dies, Cuttlebug, 3D mounting foam, Ink blending tool, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, Cotton twine, Hero Arts embossing powder, Heat gun, Anti-static powder bag

Thanks for stopping by today.



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