With Love – Penny Black Full Bloom Inspiration #5

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Hello! I have been busy crafting at my desk this weekend. Today’s card uses products from Penny Black’s Full Bloom release.

This bird image is from the Peaceful Time stamp set, and I stamped it in Copic friendly ink onto some Neenah solar white card stock and coloured it with Copics. I used a Spellbinders circle die to cut around the image. I did extend the branch in the image to reach the edges of the circle using a Copic multi-liner pen.

PB With Love | Marion Vagg

To create the impressed leaves in the background, I took two of the small leaf dies from the Peaceful Time Cut out creative die set, and repeatedly ran them through my die cutting machine, using a tan embossing mat to impress the images, rather than cut them out. This created a subtle, textured background to mount the focal image onto.

PB With Love detail | Marion Vagg

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

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Sending Hugs – Jane’s Doodles

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It’s been a little quiet here on the blog as I’ve been enjoying the last of my summer holidays. But I’m back today with two Jane’s Doodles cards.

This first card features my favourite Jane’s Doodles floral set which is called Bloom. I stamped the images, coloured them with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out. I embossed the card base with a Penny Black stencil and tan embossing mat and mounted the flowers onto a MFT dome die cut. The sentiment is form the All Occasions stamp set.

Next up is a card that was on the Jane’s Doodles blog a couple of week’s ago. See the original post here. This card was inspired by a card made by Isha Gupta which you can find here. I loved her colour combo and the layout.

For this card I used the Free-As-a-Bird and Tropical Fun stamp sets.


Card 1: Sending Hugs

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Bloom and All Occasions stamp sets

Card: XPress-It blending card stock, Beige card stock, Black card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, 3D mounting foam, Nuvo Drops – Sea Breeze, Penny Black Oscillations stencil, MFT Stitched dome stax die, Cuttlebug, White embossing powder, Heat gun, Anti-Static powder bag, Spellbinders tan embossing mat

Card 1: Happy Bird-Day card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Free-As-a-Bird and All Occasions stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar white card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo black ink, Versamark ink, Distress Oxide inks – Twisted Citron, Squeezed lemonade

Other Supplies: Copic markers, 3D mounting foam, White embossing powder, Heat gun, Anti-Static powder bag

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With Heartfelt Sympathy – Penny Black

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Good evening! Today I have a card to share using some Penny Black products. I love ink blending so decided to pull out some awesome Distress Oxide ink colours – Squeezed marmalade, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple.

Once the panel was inked up and dried completely, I stamped the branches and bird (from the Penny Black You & Me stamp set) in Versamark ink and white heat embossed them. The sentiment is from the Penny Black Soar stamp set, also white heat embossed.

I added some translucent Nuvo drops around the branches for some additional details.

Penny Black products used:
40-591 Penny Black You & Me stamp set
30-445 Penny Black Soar stamp set


Stamps: Penny Black You & Me and Soar stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar White 110lb

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Oxide Ink – Squeezed marmalade, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple

Other Supplies: White embossing powder, heat gun, anti-static powder bag, 3D mounting foam, Nuvo Jewel drops – Sea breeze, Ink blending tools

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Jane’s Doodles blog hop, a giveaway and 25% sale

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Hello! Welcome to another Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design Team are showcasing Jane’s latest stamp release – three new stamp sets. You should have arrived from Ange’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.


 Bless Your Heart


My first card features the Magnolia stamp set. Magnolia’s are such magnificent flowers. The sentiment is from an older set (but still a favourite – Doodle Flowers 2)

I used a Lifestyle crafts embossing folder in the background – something subtle so those magnolias could take centre stage.

Next up I made some tags using the Homemade set. These would be perfect to attach to some home baked gifts. The tone-on-tone dots in the background use the Stripes and Dots stamp set.

In addition to Jane having a 25% 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


Just a note card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Magnolia  and Doodle Flowers 2 stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Black card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder, Cuttlebug, 3D mouting foam, Heat tool, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Anti-static powder bag

Homemade Tags

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Homemade and Stripes and Dots stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Hero Arts layering papers

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Hero Arts inks – Pool and Tide Pool

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Avery Elle Shaker Tags Elle-ments die, Cuttlebug, 3D mounting foam

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

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping,



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A Floral Hello – Jane’s Doodles

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Good evening. I have another Jane’s Doodles card to share with you.

I took a square panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and heavily blended on some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. When completely dry, I white heat embossed a flower from the Blooms stamp set, then created a mask before white heat embossing the second flower. The sentiment is from the Daisies stamp set was also white heat embossed. To add some details to the flowers, I first used a white Prismacolor pencil and then added the violet shades over the top.

To finish off the card, I splattered some water, which reacted with the Distress Oxide ink.


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Bloom and Daisies stamp set

Card: Bristol Srathmore smooth white card stock, XPress It Blending card, Light grey card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Oxide ink – Wilted Violet

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static powder bag, Prismacolor pencils (PC 938 White,  PC933 Violet Blue, PC932 Violet) Paintbrush and water for splatters, Mounting foam

Short and sweet from me today.
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