Cute Penny Black Critters – Penny Black

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Hello. I am back today sharing 3 cards I have made with some adorable Penny Black critters from the Delight Release. I had so much fun colouring these critters.

First up is my favourite if the 3 cards. I used only a portion of the Bundles Birthday stamp set and framed him within a triangle from the Triangles creative die cuts set. The background stamp is a really neat graphic design cling stamp which I love, called Contemporary. The sentiment die cut is from a creative cuts set called Thanks & Hello.

Next up is a cute bunny from the Cuddlesome stamp set. I framed the bunny in an inked cloud frame, which I masked off, and coloured the image with Copics. Simple, but cute. The sentiment is from this Pansy Gaze stamp set.

Last, but not least, is this cute bear from the Bear-y Wishful stamp set. I also used the coordinating cut out die. I paired it up with a balloon from the Balloons die set.

To view and or purchase any of these new products from this release and the latest releases, head to the Penny Black online store. If you have any questions, just email me.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion
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Delight Release cards- Penny Black

Hello! It’s been a while since I have posted some Penny Black goodness here on my blog, but I am delighted to rectify that today. I have made two very different cards using some products from the Delight release.

First up I have used the Triangles creative dies to create a simple geometric design. I die cut the larger triangles from scrap coloured card stock. Then to create a tone-on-tone effect, I coloured the smaller triangle frames with a matching Copic marker before adhering it to the larger triangle.

The sentiment is from a set called Bear-y Wishful – I did a little stamp surgery and just used the first part of the sentiment. This card would make a great masculine card and would be easy to reproduce.

Next up is a card using the Captivating stamp set. Such a beautiful floral set. I dug out the Zig Clean Color Watercolor pens and had a great time water-colouring. To add some extra shading and depth to the flowers, I used some Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is from an older set called Butterfly Garden.

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.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Jane’s Doodles The Sky’s the Limit New Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

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Hello and welcome to another Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design Team and special guests are showcasing Jane’s latest stamp set – Sky’s the Limit. I am VERY excited about this stamp set. It is so darn stinkin’ cute and it might be a new fav! You should have arrived here from Bobbi’s blog.

My card today was really fun and relaxing to colour. I stamped and coloured the images with Copics and then fussy cut around them.

The background clouds use this MFT cloud stencil and I sponged on three colours of Distress Oxide Ink. The cloud dies are these ones from Penny Black.

Blog Hop Order:
Claudia
Katerina (Instagram post)
Bobbi
Marion <—— You are here
Katja (Instagram post)
Ana
Miki 
Andrea
Laura
JD blog 

Giveaway:
In addition to Jane having a 25% off sale on all clear stamps (Friday – Sunday), she is giving a stamp set of your choice to one lucky winner. All you need to do is comment on all the blogs participating in the hop, and you’ll be in with a chance to win! The winner will be announced on Monday. Good luck!

Thanks for joining me today and happy hopping. If you have any questions about my cards, just email me.

Until next time,

Marion

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Christmas Bunnies and Tags – Penny Black

I’m back again with some last minute Christmas ideas using Penny Black products from their two winter releases Season of Hope and Winter Wishes.

First up are these these two adorable bunnies from the Hoppy Holidays stamp set. I stamped and coloured them with Copics, then used Prismacolor pencils to add some shading. In order to add some more colour, I stamped the leaves along the top by using part of an image from the Nature’s Allure stamp set in green ink, then blended in some ink over the top. The sentiment is from the Scarved Sweeties set.

Next up are some fun and festive tags using the Get Comfy stamp set and the coordinating dies (Get Comfy cut out). The sentiments are from the Here’s to Xmas stamp set.

These were a lot of fun to make. Which one is your favourite? I’m leaning towards the scarf and beanie one.

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.

I’m not sure I’ll be back again before Christmas, so I hope you have a blessed time with family and friends.

Merry Christmas,

Marion
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Christmas Joy x 3 – Penny Black

I am back again for Penny Black showcasing products from their two winter releases Season of Hope and Winter Wishes.

I have three cards to show you using the Mirthful creative die which I am in love it.

First up I adhered some coloured strips of card stock to the card base before adhering the negative space of the die cut over the strips. To finish off the sentiment, I white heat embossed ‘A time to’ which is from the Here’s to xmas stamp set. To add a small pop of colour and to make it a little more Christmasy, I used a portion of some holly from the Scarved Sweeties stamp set.

Next up I clear heat embossed the wreath from the Nature’s Allure stamp set onto both red and white card stock. I then die cut the Mirthful Joy die from both colours and inlay the pieces onto the card base. It is hard to tell from the photos, but the wreath is continuous across the white die cut as well. The “To the World” sentiment is from the Holiday Snippets stamp set. Again, I used a portion of the holly from the Scarved Sweeties stamp set.

Last but not least is this card. I swapped out the ‘O’ for a bauble from the Beautified Baubles creative die set. I went to town Distress inking the background with Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn. I flicked on water as well as added some gel pen dots and I love the bokeh effect it created.

I white heat embossed ‘A time to’ which is from the Here’s to xmas stamp set as well as popped up the die cuts with some foam.

So there you have three different ways to use that Penny Black Mirthful Joy die. 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.

I’ll be back really soon,

Marion
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New Penny Black Christmas Releases

Hello! I know it has been a little while since I posted here – almost two months ago. It’s not because I haven’t been crafting, it is just that my life has been super busy. However the good news is that I am now on my summer holiday break, and I have just finished the hardest and most challenging year of my teaching career.

Penny Black have been very busy releasing some new Christmas awesomeness in two releases – Season of Hope and Winter Wishes. Due to COVID, things took a little longer to reach me, but you will be pleased to now that I have a lot lined up to show you this coming week.

My first project isn’t a card, but rather a Christmas decor piece using the Mirthful and Winter Greens creative dies. I love both of these dies as they are slightly bigger than usual.

The Joy is popped up on some foam squares, but the leaves are adhered to the base, which is a whole piece of Neenah solar white card stock. The ‘To the World’ sentiment is from an older Christmas set called Holiday Snippets – I reach for this set every year and white heat embossed it onto black card stock.

I added some pearl drops to the berries to add some dimension. I simply love how it turned out!

Next up is a sweet little winter scene using some cute critters from the Scarved Sweeties set. This one is pretty straight forward – stamped and coloured with Copics and then I added some white gel pen detail for the snow. The trees in the background are from the Snowfield Friends stamp set. I really love creating scenes.

Thanks for sticking with me in this post. 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.

I’ll be back really soon,

Marion
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