Jane’s Doodles Release Blog Hop

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Hello! Today is the release blog hop for Jane’s Doodles Stamps. You should have arrived from Zrinka’s blog.

Today, two new sets are being released into the store and they are Rain or Shine and Ahoy! Once again, Jane has done an amazing job at designing these sets. I find her stamps so easy to create cute little scenes with them.

Rain or Shine

Jane's Doodle rain or shine


Jane's Doodles Ahoy!

First up I’ve created a one layer card using the Rain or Shine set.

Jane's Doodles - Rain or Shine | Marion Vagg

I added two layers of Glossy Accents to the umbrella for lots of dimension. Unfortunately the white dots I drew on the umbrella got a little lost underneath all of that shine.

JD Rain or Shine detail | Marion Vagg

Next up is a card using the Ahoy! stamp set. I had a lot of fun colouring these images (with Copics) and creating this scene. It’s going to be a birthday card for my daughter who turns 6 in December. She is very much a tom boy and loves all things pirates, so this card is perfect for her. It hasn’t really shown up in the photo very well, but there is a very lightly sponged blue sky with clouds. If you squint you may see some of it – it is much better in real life.

JD Blow me down | Marion Vagg

Want to win some prizes? Jane is generously giving two stamps of your choice from the store to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop for your chance to win.

Blog Hop order:
Marion <—– You are here
Suzy (Guest Designer)
Jane’s Doodles


Card 1: Rain or Shine

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Rain or Shine stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, MFT card stock – Persimmon

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine – Onyx Black, Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Foam dimensionals


Tag: Blow Me Down

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Ahoy! stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Rain or Shine stamp set (clouds)

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine – Onyx Black, Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Foam dimensionals, MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax die, Cuttlebug, Striped patterned paper, Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your next stop on the hop is Vika.


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A couple of Jane’s Doodles cards

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I have a couple of Jane’s Doodles cards that I haven’t shared here on my blog yet. My life has been SUPER crazy busy the past month – but hopefully things can start to get back to normal soon (but who am I kidding – both my kids have their birthdays in December, school finishes soon so I’m finalising school reports, end of year activities, Christmas is looming….you get the idea. Bring on January I say :))

First up, I have a one layer card using the Winter Wishes stamp set – which is one of my favourite Jane’s Doodles set. I now know why I don’t make one layer cards very often as I’m not a fan of masking. I like the idea, but the actual practise of it is another thing. But it was fun to give it another go. Laura Bassen I take my hat off to you. You are the one layer queen in my eyes!

JD Season's Greeting | Marion Vagg

Next up is a a sentiment-less card using the Doodle Flower and Doodle Flower II stamp sets. This card was really quick to make and could be used for a variety of occasions. I could even add a sentiment really easily if I wanted too. I stamped the images in various colours of inks and then coloured some of the images in with a matching Copic marker colour.

JD Doodle Flowers | Marion Vagg


Card 1: Season’s Greetings Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Winter Wishes stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx black ink, Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Masking tape, Ink blending tool, Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Prismacolour pencil – blue, Gamsol, Paper stump,


Card 2: Doodle Flowers card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers II stamp set, Jane’s Doodles Stripes and Dots stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, MFT cardstock – Raspberry

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx black ink, Hero Arts Shadow ink – Pool, Tide, Green Hills, Butter Bar, Pale Tomato, Bubblegum

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, MFT Staxed Rectangle Stax die, Cuttlebug, Mounting Foam

Thanks for stopping by today,


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Sending Love


I had some time yesterday so I have made one last card for the MFT Superstar contest. I recently ordered some MFT goodies which included 5 stencils and so this card uses another MFT stencil called Grid – but this time with embossing paste, coloured with Pumice Stone distress ink. And I am loving the new MFT Label Maker Sentiments stamp set!

Sending Love | Marion Vagg

I also pulled out my Upsy Daisy Die-Namics dies which I haven’t used in ages.

Sending Love detail| Marion Vagg


Stamps: MFT Label Maker Sentiments stamp set

Card: Scrapbook Boutique smooth white card stock, MFT card stock – Daffodil, Tropical Teal, Field Day, Summer Splash, Ripe Paspberry, SSS cardstock – smoke

Ink: VersaFine ink – Onyx Black, Distress ink – Pumice Stone, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, MFT ColorBox ink – Blu Raspberry

Other Supplies: Die-Namics Upsy Daisy die, Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax die, MFT  Grid stencil, Mounting foam, Liquid adhesive, Wendy Vecchi embossing paste Рwhite, Palette knife, Ink blending tool

Well Term 3 has just finished at school today, so I am now on 2 weeks holiday! I’m off to Sydney this weekend for a girly weekend with my Mum and two sisters and my niece to see the theatre production Matilda. Can’t wait!

Thanks for joining me today,


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Herd You Had a Birthday



The MFT Superstar contest ends in a couple of days, so I thought I would throw my hat in the ring with this card. These cows are just the most adorable critters! I love their goofy expressions and when I added the googly eyes – well I just had to giggle! It is like they are saying ‘oooooohhhh’. They are coloured with Copics and a Memento marker (as I don’t own any black Copic markers – I’ll have to remedy that soon). The stencil is also from MFT and was sponged with black ink. The blue background was a scrap piece of water colouring that I had laying around.

MFT Whole Herd | Marion Vagg

My Dad would love this card. He is a farmer who has a really dry sense of humour and a punny sentiment is right up his alley. Well that is one birthday card made for next year!

MFT Whole Herd detail | Marion Vagg


Stamps: MFT Whole Herd stamp set

Card: Scrapbook Boutique smooth white cardstock, Black cardstock (brand unknown), Canson water colour paper

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Memento marker – Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers (o, E00, E31, E34, No, C1) , MFT Cow Print stencil, Mounting foam, Googly eyes, Liquid adhesive,

Thanks for stopping by,


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Happy Birthday at Muse and a Farewell


It is my week at the Muse Card Club and sadly, it will be my last Muse card. I have thoroughly enjoyed my 2.5 years of being a Muse and working with a fabulous team (both past and present). But alas, I feel it is time for me pass the Muse baton on to someone else. Who is that someone? Well you will just have to wait for that announcement in the coming weeks.

So, onto my card. A bright and happy birthday card using some My Favorite Things products. The subtle background chevrons were created with a metal die, but I used a rubber embossing mat, instead of a cutting plate. This is a great way to get more use out of your wafer thin dies. The balloons have some subtle Copic marker shading to add a little bit of dimension.

Happy Birthday | Marion Vagg

Happy Birthday detail | Marion Vagg

I hope that you will find some time to play along with Muse this week. For the full Muse challenge guidelines go here.


Stamps: MFT DC Banner Greetings stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts layering papers – Pool, Azure, Blush, Black

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black

Other Supplies: Die-Namics Chevron Stripes, Die-Namics Balloon Stax, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders tan embossing mat, Silver Embroidery floss, Foam squares, Copic Markers

Thank you Ardyth and all the girls who are and have been on the DT, I have had a lot of fun. Who knows, I may even find some time to play along myself!

Thanks for stopping by,


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