Penny Black – Garden Gems

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Hello! I hope this post finds you well. I am on spring break from school and I AM LOVING IT! Sleeping in, making cards, playing games with the kids…it is so good to stop and unwind from work.

Today I have a card for Penny Black that uses a technique that I have never tried before! I guess it is no-line colouring, but for me it was so good to get out the Prismacolor pencils and blend and play! This wasn’t a quick card to make, but I sure enjoyed the colouring process.

The stamp I used is the Penny Black Garden Gems rubber stamp. I stamped this is VersaFine Smoky Grey ink. The great thing about this stamp is that it shows the shading, so it helps me to know where to put the shadows and highlights.

The sentiment is from the Penny Black Happy Critters stamp set and was white heat embossed onto some grey card stock.

Penny Black products used:
40-591 Penny Black Garden Gems
30-479 Penny Black Happy Critters 

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Garedn Gems and Happy Critter stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar White 110lb, Plum card stock, Grey card stock

Ink: VersaFine Smokey Gray ink, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils (Pomegranate 195, Process Red 994, Hot Pink 993, Dark Green 908, Peacock Green 907, Apple Green 912, Limepeel 1005, Spring Green 913, 90% Cool Grey 1067, Ginger Root 1084), White embossing powder, heat gun, anti-static powder bag, 3D mounting foam

Thanks for stopping by today,

Marion

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Jane’s Doodles Cards Galore!

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Hello! Long time no hear! My life has been somewhat hectic of late, and I haven’t had a lot of time for card making or blogging!

However, I have today off from work and I thought I would catch up on my blog and the cards that I have made for Jane’s Doodles over the past 6 weeks or so that I haven’t posted here yet. Buckle in! I’ll keep it brief. I won’t list the supplies for each one, as I’m not sure it is worth my while, but if you want to know something, just contact me!

First up is a card that is going up on the JD blog tonight – so consider it a preview! It uses the Mom and Bless Your Heart stamp sets.

Next up are two cards that use the Oh Ship! stamp set. The sentiment on the first card is from the Birthday Wishes stamp set and the small sentiment on the second cards is from the All Occasions stamp set.

The next card uses the Tropical Fun stamp set – perfect summery images in this set.

Birthday cards and tags are always needed in my house, so the next two cards have been or will be put to use very quickly. They use the Magical stamp set.

Supplies

Stamps: See links under each card

If you stuck around with me for this long, well done! Please contact if you want to know specific supplies. I’ll be back next week for a Jane’s Doodles blog hop featuring some new stamp sets. Until then,

Marion

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Bear Hugs – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello! Today I have a Jane’s Doodles card to share with you using the Bear Hugs stamp set.

I tried to create a scene that incorporated the Northern Lights. Not sure I fully achieved my goal, but I had a lot of fun and got very inky in the process.

One day I hope to experience the Northern Lights with my own eyes. I find it a fascinating phenomenon – God’s handiwork and artistry for all to enjoy.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Bear Hugs stamp set

Card: Neenah solar white card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo black ink, VersaFine Onyx black ink, Distress Oxide inks – Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch

Other Supplies: Copic markers, White gel pen, Prismacolor pencil – grey, Spray bottle, Paper towel

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out the Jane’s Doodle blog for daily inspiration.

Marion

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Sweet and Wonderful – Penny Black

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Happy Sunday. I’m popping in with a card using some uber cute Penny Black products. I simply love Penny Black’s cute critters and this one really caught my eye. This little fellow is from the Sweet You! stamp set. This is a very simple one layer card, coloured with Copics.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 30-471 Sweet You! stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Sweet You! stamp set

Card: Neenah Solar White 110lb

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers

Thanks for your company today,

Marion

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Jane’s Doodles Blog Hop, 30% off Sale and a Giveaway

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

Free as a Bird

Hibiscus

Angels

All Occasions

Bear Hugs

First up is my favourite of all the new sets and it’s called Free As a Bird. I had a lot of fun colouring these funky birds using Copics. To create the four windows, I measured everything up and hand cut them out with a craft knife and a metal ruler. I inked behind the windows with Distress Oxide inks, and then I mounted the window panel over the top with 3D mounting foam.

Next up I have used the Bear Hugs stamp set. This is a simple one layer card – stamped and coloured with Copics.

This next card uses the Angels stamp set, and I also used the Thank You sentiment from the All Occasions stamp set. This is a great sentiment set that I will be reaching for often.

It’s hard to capture in the photo, but the angel is sparkly and shimmery, as are the clouds in the background.

Last but not least, I have made a tag using the Hibiscus stamp set, with another sentiment from the All Occasions sentiment set. For something different (as I always reach for my Copics), I used Distress Oxide inks to add colour to the flower using a finger sponge dauber. I then re-stamped the original image again, to make sure the edges were nice and crisp.

Giveaway:
In addition to Jane having a 30% off sale on all clear stamps until 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! The winner will be announced on Friday. Good luck!

Blog Hop Order
Marion <—- That’s me

Supplies

Happy Bird-Day card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Free as a Bird stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Salty Ocean and Lucky Clover

Other Supplies: Copic markers, 3D mounting foam, Craft knife, metal ruler

I Love You Beary Much card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Bear Hugs stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers

You’re an Angel card

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

Card: X-Press It blending card

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

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, 3D mounting foam, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen

Thank you Hibiscus tag

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

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

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink, Distress Oxide Ink – Salty Ocean, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral, Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, 3D mounting foam, Penny Black Tagged die, Cuttlebug, Heat gun, Hero Arts White embossing Powder, Anti-static pillow, Glossy Accents, Uniball white Signo gel pen, Blending tool, White cotton, Finger sponge dauber, Stamping Press

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

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping,

Marion

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Cute Critters – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello friends. My life has been somewhat busy lately as I’ve been writing school reports, and I haven’t had a lot of time to craft. However, I’m pleased to announce that I’m almost finished, and I’m looking forward to the next holiday in 3 weeks time.

Anyway, I’ve had two cards up on the Jane’s Doodle blog over the past few weeks that I haven’t shared here yet.

First up I’ve used the Belated Birthday set to make this cute little critter card. On the inside it says Happy Birthday. See the original post here.

The next card was made for a student in my class who was leaving. I didn’t get a photo of the inside, but it said ‘Have a whale of a time”. I used the Under the Sea stamp set. I love making little scenes, and Jane’s sets are really fun to mix and match. See the original post here.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Under the Sea, Belated Birthday stamp sets

Card: Neenah solar white card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic markers, MFT stitched rectangles dies, Cuttlebug, 3D mounting foam, Ink blending tool, Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Marion

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