Hello Friend – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello there friends! Happy New Year. Can you believe we have ticked over into 2020?

Well I have been rather silent for a while – I actually took some time off from my DT work and card making in general, as I just needed a break. December is hectic in my household, with school finishing up for the year, my kid’s birthdays and Christmas. Plus we added in a much needed family summer holiday, which we very much enjoyed.

Well I am back at my crafting desk now and am enjoying the slower pace of life. I’m onto my third novel already!

Anyway, I’m back with a Jane’s Doodle card to share with you using the Monster Squad stamp set. The images are coloured with Copic markers and I fussy cut them out.

I managed to get some new crafty goodies for Christmas, and the die cut frame is one of them. It is the stitched collage frame from My Favorite Things, but I only used a portion of it. The sentiment is white heat embossed and is from the same Jane’s Doodles Monster Squad set.

Thanks for stopping by today – I appreciate it. Remember to email me if you have any questions about my card.

I’ll be back really soon,

Marion
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Birthday Surprise Blog Hop for Jane and a Giveaway

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Hello friends – it has been a while I know! Today I am participating in a very special birthday blog hop for a very special lady – and that is Jane Beljo; the wonderful and uber talented woman behind Jane’s Doodles. Jane is a mum, a wife and a very hardworking woman who illustrates all her own stamps. I have had the privilege of working on Jane’s DT for many years now, and I just love her fun and whimsical designs. A big thank you to Milka for organising this hop.

You should have arrived from Linda Van Wely’s blog. There are a list of blog hop participants at the end of this post should you get lost along the way.

Today I have made a card for Jane to tell her how awesome she is and I hope you have an awesome birthday today. I have used Jane’s Tropical Fun and the All Occasions stamp sets.

I hope this summery card warms your heart Jane, even though you are probably knee-deep in snow! Summer is definitely here in Australia – so I hope I can send some warm sunshine your way.

Blog Hop Order
Jane’s Doodles 
Galina 
Janine 
Kaja 
Linda  
Marion <—–That’s me 
Neha  
Milka  

Giveaway:
Milka is giving away one Jane’s Doodles stamp set of winner’s choice to one lucky winner. The giveaway is opened worldwide (+18), except for minors. For your chance to win, hop along all of the blogs of the participating designers and leave a comment on each blog hop stop (8 stops). After commenting, add your name to InLinkz on Milka’s blog (last blog hop stop), but prior to doing this, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which can be found at Milka’s blog post below the InLinkz.

InLinkz closes on Sunday, December 22nd, 2019, 11:59 PM CET. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 during the day.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping. Remember to email me if you have any questions about my card.

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

Happy birthday Jane!

Marion



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Jane’s Doodles New Release Blog Hop and a Giveaway

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Hello friends and welcome to another Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design team are showcasing Jane’s latest stamp sets! You should have arrived from Kaja’s blog.

Before I get to the blog hop, we are welcoming another very talented lady to the DT and that is Linda from Stampin with Liz Design. Please make sure you give her an extra special welcome on the hop and check out all of her AMAZING creations.

For this blog hop there are 4 new Christmas sets being released. If you get lost along the way, there is a list of blog hop contributors at the end of this post.

First up is a card that uses Winter Village. I stamped the buildings first and then coloured them with Copic markers. I then used a black fine line pen to join the snow banks together. For the night sky I used some watercolour paints first, then when that was dry I sponged on some distress inks to intensify the edges. I finally added some stars with a white gel pen. The sentiment is from the Winter Words set.

Next up is a card that uses the Snow Globe set. This set has so many cute images with so many possibilities. I kept this one pretty simple and just added in the penguin, present and snow flakes. You can’t tell in the photo, but it also has some subtle shimmer on the scarf and beanie.

Giveaway:
In addition to Jane having a 30% off sale on all clear stamps until this Thursday, 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! The winner will be announce on Friday.

Blog Hop Order
Milka  
Neha  
Kaja  
Marion <—–That’s me
Galina  
Janine 
Linda  
Jane’s Doodles  

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping. Remember to email me if you have any questions about my cards.

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

Marion

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Jane’s Doodles – Hello, Chameleon and a DT call

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Hello. I have two Jane’s Doodles cards to share which have been on the Jane’s Doodles blog, but not here on my personal blog.

First up is a card that uses the Plumeria and Cactus stamp sets. I stamped and coloured the frangipani blooms with Copic markers and tucked in a few extra leaves to fill out the cluster. The sun rays on the card base is an old Simon Says Stamp die that is discontinued, which I die cut from some acetate and used it as a stencil.

Next up is this very CASE chameleon card using the Chameleon stamp set – who doesn’t love a good old googly eye?

Again I used Copic markers to colour the image. I embossed a stitched border to add some interest, using a MFT rectangle stax die.

And before I go, just giving you the heads up that Jane is having a Challenge DT call. A very exciting development for Jane and her stamp company. Head here for all the details if you wish to apply.

If you want to know anything about any of my cards, just contact me through the email icon on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time,

Marion
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Jane’s Doodles New Release Blog Hop and a Giveaway

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Hello and welcome to another Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design team are showcasing Jane’s latest stamp set called Cozy Up! You should have arrived from Kaja’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 is the Cozy Up! stamp set.

I’ve made two very different cards using this set. The first one has quite a retro feel to it. I masked off several areas using washi tape, and made sure that the stamps fit into the space I was creating for them. I then inked up each rectangle using a variety of Distress Oxide inks (I gave my daughter free range of the colour choices and where to put them – and I think she did a great job). All that was left to do, was stamp the images from the set with a new rich black ink – I used VersaFine Onyx black ink.

The second card is a little bit more traditional in style. I stamped and coloured the images in with Copics and used a MFT die to cut out the arched shape. This sentiment is from an older set (but one I reach for ALL the time) and is called All Occasions. I haven’t used patterned paper in so long, so it was fun to create a wallpaper feel for the background.

Giveaway:
In addition to Jane having a 25% off sale on all clear stamps until this 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:
Milka
Neha
Kaja
Marion <—- That’s me
Galina
Janine
Jane’s Doodles blog

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping. Remember to email me if you have any questions about my cards.

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

Marion
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Jane’s Doodles – Purr-fect day, Sending Hugs and Thankful

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I have some Jane’s Doodles cards to share with you today that have been on the Jane’s Doodles blog over the last month or so.

I’ve been on a colour blocking theme of late, and the following two cards use this technique. Head here for the original post. This card uses the Cats stamp set.

Next up is this card which uses the Seamus stamp set and the sentiment is from the All Occasions stamp set. You can find the original post here.

And finally, I have this floral card which uses the Magnolia stamp set and the sentiment is from the Hello Fall stamp set. You can find to the original post here. I created the score lines using a score board and I used an embossing mat to create the oval impression in the centre of the card.

If you want to know anything about any of my cards, just contact me through the email icon on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time,

Marion
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