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

Thanks for stopping by today,



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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.
Thanks for stopping by.



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Spotlight on Sweet Spring – Penny Black

Hello! Over the next week I’ll be sharing 5 cards with you showcasing some of the new release goodies from the latest Penny Black catalogue called Sweet Spring. For me, spring is all about flowers. I simply love flowers – the more colourful the better, and this catalogue doesn’t disappoint in that area.

Today’s card is a window card, which features two new creative die sets called Flower Flourish and Stitched Square and Circle dies.

Flower Flourish

Stitched Square and Circles

After die cutting the Flower Flourish twice from white card stock, I coloured it with Copic markers and coated them with a layer of shimmer pen. On the card base, I first dry embossed the second largest circle die into my card base. To create the window, I die cut the second smallest circle from the die.

I blended on some lime green ink onto the card base and to add some interest, I used the Penny Black Oscillations stencil and a darker shade of green to add the subtle dots. I also intensified the embossed pattern on the edge of the circle with the  darker shade of green ink.

I adhered the florals with some liquid adhesive and added gems to the flower centres. The sentiment is from an older Penny Black stamp set called Sentiment Collection.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-421 Flower Flourish creative dies
Penny Black 51-422 Stitched Square and Circles Creative dies
Penny Black 30-350 Sentiment Collection stamp set
Penny Black 25-014 Oscillations stencil


Stamps: Penny Black Sentiment Collection stamp set

Card: Xpress-It card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Inks – Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint

Other Supplies: Copic markers (YG03, YG17, YG67, R05, R14, R35, R39, YR07, YR65, Y17) , Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, Ink blending tool, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Circle dies, Penny Black Flower Flourish dies, Penny Black Oscillations stencil, Clear gems, Liquid adhesive

Thanks for joining me. I’ll be back tomorrow with another card.



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