Happy Bird-Day – Jane’s Doodles

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Today I had the chance to play with another one of Jane’s newer stamp sets called Tropical Birds. I had a lot of fun colouring in the toucan, which I coloured with Copic markers. I fussy cut the leaves and flowers and clustered them together around the oval die cut, which I popped up onto some foam tape.

The sentiment is from an older set called Free as a Bird.

Speaking of Copic markers, I have had to do a lot of Copic maintenance lately as many of my Copics have been running dry. I have also recently discovered that the Copic marker refills have changed – Copic is no longer making the larger Various Ink refills, but are now making the smaller (and more expensive) round 12ml refills. I must have been under a rock, as I didn’t know this – but with lots of research I have found that this shop in Australia called The Art Shop, still have many of the larger refills in stock and I went shopping (the price point was pretty good too). Also on my research journey I found that some Copic colours have been discontinued and some colours have had a name change! I’d love to know if you knew all this – or am I the only one who hadn’t heard?

Anyway, thanks for sticking with me.

If you have any questions about my cards, just contact me and I’d be happy to answer them.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion
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Wonderful You – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello. I have another Jane’s Doodles card to share with you today, one that was up on the JD blog earlier this week. Well as many of you know, for many months Jane was unable to send me any new sets die to postage restrictions to Australia. Thankfully that has changed now, and last week I received all the sets that I had missed out on since June….I love playing with new stamps.

Well I got to work straight away and I used the Wonderful You stamp set and created this.

I used some masking paper to mask off the oval and blended in some Distress Oxide inks (Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber). The flowers were coloured with Copics and fussy cut before rearranging them a thousand times before I can up with this. The sentiment is from the same set.

And I also realised I hadn’t shared these cards with you either – again all JD cards. This card uses the Seamus stamp set.

And this card uses the adorable Outdoors set – I can’t get enough of that moose!

If you have any questions about my cards, just contact me and I’d be happy to answer them.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion
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Critters Galore – Penny Black ‘Refreshing’ Inspiration #5

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Me again! Two posts in 2 days! What is happening to me? Well these posts are the fruit of a very productive crafty weekend. I’ve had such fun in the studio of late. These adorable critters from Penny Black are from the Refreshing release and I just couldn’t stop at one tag – so made 4!

All these cute critters are from the Critter Delights stamp set.

I used the Tagged creative metal die set and die cut 4 tags. I then stamped each image onto a tag with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured them with Copic markers. (Once coloured, I like to re-stamp over the image again in VersaFine Onyx black ink as it makes everything pop!).

I die cut the Silver Linings cloud dies out of some Post-It notes and used these as a stencil to create the clouds in the backgrounds. I kept on moving it around and changing up the angles. I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink for the clouds.

The sentiments are all from the Carefree Wishes stamp set from a previous release.

Thanks for sticking with me through this photo heavy post. I had a lot of fun creating these tags and know that they will come in very handy for my kid’s friends birthdays.

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

If you have any questions, just email me.

Until next time,

Marion
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Cat Polaroid – Penny Black ‘Refreshing’ Inspiration #2

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I’m back with my second instalment using the latest release from Penny Black called Refreshing.

I have not one, but two cards to share which are very similar – I just changed up the cat images, the colours and the sentiments.

Both of these cute cat images are from the Plant Joy stamp set. The sentiments are once again made from two different sets. The ‘You’ is from the Only You stamp set (from a previous release), and the ‘are the cat’s meow’ and ‘make life sweet’ portions are from the set called Trust Me Builder. I used the Polaroid creative die for both cards.

It doesn’t show so well in the first photo, but in the second photo you can see that I have used the Zigs and Zags stencil to add some subtle tone-on-tone detail to the base card.

In the second card I again used the Oscillations stencil.

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 then,

Marion
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Birthday Wishes – Jane’s Doodles

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It’s Friday and I am finally on school holidays! It has been such a long and crazy term, teaching it half online and then the second half face-to-face. This year has professionally stretched me in more ways than I was anticipating – but finally I can now have 2 weeks to relax and play!

I’m sharing a Jane’s Doodles card that I made earlier in the week using Oh Ship!, Under the Sea and Birthday Wishes. I love making cute little scenes and many of Jane’s set help me do it so easily!

The frame I used is part of this MFT die – I just cut off the parts I didn’t need. All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo black onto Neenah Solar white card stock and I fussy cut them out.

If you have any questions, just contact me and I’d be happy to help.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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You are Magical – Jane’s Doodles

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Good evening. I’m back sharing a card I had up on the Jane’s Doodles blog this week. I made it using the Magical stamp set and the sentiment came from the Unicorn stamp set.

I recently purchased this Cloud stencil from MFT (if you follow me you know I love cloud stencilling) and I love it. I started by created a cloud background using some different colours of Distress Oxide ink (Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves). I then stamped and coloured the dragon and castle with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. The white cloud die cuts are from Penny Black and are called Silver Linings.

I adhered all the elements onto the cloud panel, popping some up on foam tape to add some dimension. The dragon has some clear Wink of Stella glitter on its wings and scales, but hard to see in the photos. I also added some white gel pen dots to the dragon’s body.

If you have any questions about my card, just email me.

I hope you have been getting some crafty time in.

Until next time,

Marion

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