A couple of projects – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello crafty peeps. I hope you have been getting in lots of crafty time – because I certainly haven’t. I feel like I am burning the candle at both ends at the moment – and to top it off I have hurt my back, at the gym of all places! I just can’t seem to win!

Anyway, I have a couple of Jane’s Doodles projects to share with you from the last couple of weeks. You can find the posts on the Jane’s Doodles blog here and here.

First up this little tag uses the Special Delivery stamp set. The stamp has a baby in the pram, but I swapped it out for the teddy bear.

JD Bundle | Marion Vagg

My second card uses quite a few Jane’s Doodle stamp sets. I created the bubbly background using the Stripes and Dots stamp set. I used first, second and third generation stamping in 3 different colours as well as white. I stamped onto watercolour paper, as that is what I had layering around. For the smallest dot, I used the eraser on the end of my pencil. The crab is from the Under the Sea set and coloured with Copics. The sentiment is from the Doodle Flowers stamp set.

JD Crabby | Marion Vagg

JD Crabby detail | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Bundle of Joy tag:

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Special Delivery stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, Hero Arts Shadow Ink – Green Hills

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals, Penny Black Tagged die, Cuttlebug, Glossy Accents, Green Grosgrain ribbon, Hemp twine, Ink blending tool

Just For You card:

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Under the Sea, Stripes and Dots, Doodle Flowers stamp sets

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Distress Watercolour paper, Hero Arts Layering papers – Azure

Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, Hero Arts Shadow Ink – Green Hills

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Foam dimensionals, Penny Black Tagged die, Spellbinders circle die, Cuttlebug, Glossy Accents, Green gingham ribbon, Hemp twine, Ink blending tool, Ranger Enamel Accents – Black

Thanks for stopping by today,

Marion

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Wishing You a Cool Christmas – Sunny Studios

Hello and Merry Christmas. I hope that you have a wonderful day filled with much love and laughter. Australia had just finished celebrating Christmas when this post goes live, but our family is actually delaying our Christmas celebrations until Sunday, when my¬† sister and her family arrive (they couldn’t make it Christmas Day). My Mum and Dad have already arrived, as has my eldest sister and her husband, so it has been lovely having a house full. My kids have been very patient and can’t wait for their cousins to arrive. I love having all my family altogether.

Anyway, I have a Sunny Studio tag to share with you using the Bundled Up stamp set and its co-ordinating dies.

Cool Christmas detail | Marion Vagg

Cool Christmas | Marion Vagg

The penguin was coloured with Copic Markers as are the sun rays, which is a Simon Says Stamp die. I’ll add the supplies list later.

If you celebrate Christmas, what did you get up to?

Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas,

Marion

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I Love You – Sunny Studio

Hello. Today I have a fun little tag to share with you using some Sunny Studio stamps which is also over on the Sunny Studio blog. I’ve used the Harvest Happiness stamp set and with a little bit of masking and creative imagination, I’ve turned the turkey from the set into a chicken.

Happy Harvest Sunny Studio

Sunny Studio I love you | Marion Vagg

I hand drew the chicken’s combs and added a bow tie as well. I had to mask off the little bit of skin hanging down from the turkey’s beak (called a snood I discovered) with a teeny tiny mask. I also masked off a part of the sentiment to just make it say I Love You.

Sunny Studio I Love You detail | Marion Vagg

My little scene is coloured with Copic markers.

Supplies

Stamps: Sunny Studio Harvest Happiness Stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Foam dimensionals, Stickles – Christmas Red, Memento marker – Tuxedo Black, Tag, Twine


I hope I have given you some inspiration and maybe you will look at some of your sets and find an unintended way to use them.

Thanks for visiting,

Marion

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Purrfect Birthday – Sunny Studio

I’m back with a really quick and simple technique using some Sunny Studio products. You can see my post here. I used the Furever Friends stamp set and its coordinating dies, which have some really cute cat images.

If you are not confident with colouring images, or like me, was running short on time, then maybe this could be a technique for you to try. Instead of placing the colour onto my images, I created a really vibrant watercolour background with distress inks. I love the contrast.

To get the background to be so vibrant, I added several layers of Distress inks, making sure to heat set between each application. The colours used from the top down were Barn Door, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, a mixture of Ripe Persimmon and Wild Honey and Mustard Seed.

SS Purrfect Birthday | Marion Vagg

The black sentiment strip tied the whole project together. I love how it turned out – but my daughter just couldn’t understand why I didn’t colour in the cats!

SS Purfect tag | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Sunny Studio Furever Friends Stamp set

Card: Strathmore watercolour paper, Black card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Ink – Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Barn Door and Wild Honey.

Other Supplies: Sunny Studio Furever Friends die set, PTI Sale Tag #2 die, Cuttlebug, Paintbrush, Hero Arts Embossing Powder – white, Heat gun, Anti-static pillow

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Marion

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Thankful For You – Sunny Studio

Hello. I hope you are having a great week. Today I’m sharing some tags that are up on the Sunny Studios Blog using the Harvest Happiness stamp set and the coordinating dies.

I love making tags as they are quick and easy projects. We don’t have Thanksgiving in Australia, but I love the idea of taking time out to be thankful for the many blessings in our lives. Tags are a really simple way to say thank you and easy to attach to gifts such as a bunch of flowers or a treat bag filled with yummy goodness. Let’s face it, we all like being thanked!

SS Thankful for You | Marion Vagg

The first two tags are very similar, except the first one has a blue watercolour wash around the wreath (Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink). I started the tags by water colouring a panel of Strathmore watercolour paper with different colours of distress ink (Festive Berries, Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon). Once dry, I used the small leaf dies from the Harvest Happiness die set, and ran them through my die cutting machine several times.

To create the wreaths, I drew a circle in pencil to act as a guide (head to the Sunny Studio blog where I show a photo of this). Before adhering the leaves into position, I stamped the sentiment.

SS Tag 1 | Marion Vagg

SS Tag 2 | Marion Vagg

I added some gems to the second wreath to add some shine.

SS Tag 2 detail | Marion Vagg

This last tag was created using the negative die cut panel from the first two tags. I did have to die cut a whole lot of white leaves which I then inlaid into the panel. It was good to make a third tag with the scraps from the first two!

SS Tag 3 | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Sunny Studio Harvest Happiness Stamp set

Card: Strathmore watercolour paper, Black card stock, White card stock

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black, Versamark ink, Distress Ink – Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers

Other Supplies: Sunny Studio Harvest Happiness dies, Penny Black Tagged die, Cuttlebug, AnnaBelle Stamps clear Sprinkles, Glossy Accents (to adhere sprinkles), Paintbrush, Ribbon from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Marion

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Teacher Thank You – Sunny Studio

If you are looking for the Jane’s Doodles Blog Hop, go here.

Today I’m popping in with a card and tag that is up on the Sunny Studios Blog using the School Time stamp set. Being a teacher myself I know that little cards and gifts are very much appreciated, as it is certainly not just a 9-3 job.

SS Teacher Thank You | Marion Vagg

I found these little treat tubes at my local discount store and they were perfect to put large Jaffas in (orange flavoured chocolate if you hadn’t heard of these before – one of my favs). I love the shiny apples – some Wink of Stella brush glitter pen and a coat of Glossy Accents.

SS Thank You Tag | Marion Vagg

SS Thank you tag | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Sunny Studio School Time Stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, SSS card stock – Schoolhouse red

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

Other Supplies: Copic markers (R05, R29, R39, YG03, YG17, YG67, E27, E25, 0), Foam dimensionals, Glossy Accents, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen, Die-Namics Stitched rectangle STAX dies, Cuttlebug, Uniball white Signo gel pen, Treat tube, Twine, Hole Punch, Chocolates.


Make sure you check out the Sunny Studio blog as there is so much going on over there – lots of daily inspiration.

Thanks for visiting today,

Marion

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