Jane’s Doodles – Sending Hugs

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Hello friends. Today I am sharing a Jane’s Doodles tag with you that I haven’t shared here yet! You can find the original post here on the Jane’s Doodles blog.

If you have followed me for a while, you will know that I love to make tags. They often go onto little gifts for friends or family. The butterflies come from the Doodle Butterflies stamp set and sentiment is from the All Occasions stamp set.

To add some texture on the tag (which is a Penny Black die called Tagged) I used this stencil and some texture paste. I coloured the butterflies in with Copic markers – no surprise there!

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,

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Timeless – Penny Black Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

It’s a “Party with Penny!”  You’re invited to join in the fun as Penny Black celebrates the release of their newest collection of stamps and dies, Timeless

You should have arrived here from Suzie Lessard’s blog.   If you want to start the hop from the beginning, you can go to the Penny Black blog for a complete list of all of the blog hop participants.  

Well to get this party started, I have two cards to share with you today. The first card uses this A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E Penny Black bear from the set called Balloon Ride. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Garden stamp set.

I coloured the images with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. For the background clouds, I hand cut a cloud mask from masking paper and sponged on the clouds with some blue ink. I then re-stamped the bear and balloon image on top of the clouds and adhered the fussy cut bear and balloons over the top.

My next card uses a mixture of two stamp and their coordinating dies – Butterfly Garden and Butterfly Garden Cut Out and Special Friends and Special Friends Cut Out. The sentiment is from the Flower Teddy stamp set.

The butterfly and banner were coloured with Copic markers and die cut using the coordinating dies. The foliage behind the butterfly was stamped in coloured ink, and I added some detail and shading with matching Prismacolor pencils. After a lot of image shuffling (and I mean a lot…), I decided on this layout and I love it. The sentiment was white heat embossed over the top.

And it wouldn’t be a party without a giveaway; right?  Penny Black is giving away a $50 shopping spree to the Penny Black online store to FIVE lucky winners.  To enter, leave a comment on any blog hop post (this one included). The giveaway closes on Sunday, March 10 at 11:59 PM PST and winners will be announced on the Penny Black blog on March 18.


Card 1: With Love

Stamps: Penny Black 30-545 Balloon Ride stamp set, PB 30-558 Butterfly Garden stamp set.

Card:  Neenah Solar white card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Blue ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Bear: W1, W3, W5, W7, E13, E31, E34 Grass: YG03, YG17, YG67 Balloons: R05, R29, R39, B02, B04, B06, YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67, V04, V17, BV08, Y17, YR12, YR65, YR68), Masking paper (to create own cloud mask), Ink blending tool, Enamel Accents, Pentel white hybrid gel ink pen, 3D mounting foam

Card 2: Thank You Butterfly

Stamps: Penny Black 30-558 Butterfly Garden stamp set, 30-561 Special Friends stamp set.

Dies: Penny Black 51-528 Butterfly Garden Cut out, Penny Black 51-526 Special Friends Cut out

Card: Neenah Solar white card stock, Sand coloured cardstock

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Cottage green ink, Pistachio green ink, Pear green ink, Grey ink, White pigment ink (to create splatters)

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Butterfly: B02, B04, B06, B28, B24, B97 Banner: C1, C3, C4, C6), Prismacolor Pencils (PC989, PC1097, PC988, PC908, PC923, PC195, PC122, PC922), 3D mounting foam, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static powder bag

Thanks for stopping by today. All these new products from the Timeless release are now available in the Penny Black online store.

And now… keep hopping! Your next visit is Heather Telford.



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Three Butterflies Tag – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello! I am officially on school holidays! It has been a mammoth school term (12 weeks for us teachers) and I am in need of a really long sleep…. I’m back with some Janes’s Doodles tags that I made last week and haven’t had a chance to post here until now. You can find the original on the Jane’s Doodles blog here.

The butterflies are from the Doodle Flowers stamp set and the sentiments are from the Dots and Strips stamp set. Nothing too complicated – simple Copic colouring, fussy cutting and then I stamped the image in black on the tag (to get the antennae) and then adhered the wings over the top. I added some shimmer to the wings as well.


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers and Dot and Stripes stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Hero Arts woodgrain card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Penny Black Tagged Die, Cuttlebug, Red and Blue hemp twine, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen

Thanks for stopping by today.



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Thank you Butterfly – Penny Black

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I have a Penny Black card to share with you today – using two of my most favourite crafty items – Dies and Oxide Inks. I *may* have added a couple more Distress Oxide inks to my stash recently, so I was just itching to use them.

I started by masking off a border on the front panel of my card, and blended in some Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple Oxide ink. I spritzed the Penny Black Verdure rubber stamp with some water and stamped the inked panel – I love the watermark/oxide ink effect that it created in the background.

I then added the Penny Black Swirling Wings butterfly die onto the panel and white heat embossed the Thank You sentiment onto black card stock. It is part of a sentiment from the Penny Black Kind Words stamp set (I did some stamp surgery).

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black 51-137 Swirling Wings Creative Die
Penny Black 40-475 Verdure Stamp
Penny Black 30-226 Kind Words stamp set


Stamps: Penny Black Verdure and Kind Words stamp sets

Card: Strathmore Bristol smooth card stock, Black Card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Oxide Inks – Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, Spice Marmalade

Other Supplies: Penny Black Swirling Wings Creative die, Cuttlebug, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Masking Tape, Liquid adhesive, Ink blending tool

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





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Thank you

simplicity sister

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We have had our house full of people, 12 in total, so it has been very busy in the kitchen, but loads of fun as well.

I can’t believe that today is the last day of 2015. What are your plans for celebrating New Year’s Eve? We are heading down town for an annual firework display over the harbour and then we’ll play some games to bring in the New Year.

Today I am sharing a thank you card as I want to thank all of you, my blog readers, for your support and encouragement this year. I hope that you have found some inspiration from the cards that I make. I really appreciate all your comments.

Today I’ve used Penny Black dies, stamps and stencils on this card. And I got to use my new Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour set that my hubby got for me for Christmas. Wow they are so creamy and luscious.

Thank you Penny Black | Marion Vagg

Thanks detail | Marion Vagg


Penny Black products used:
Oscillations Stencil 25-014
Flights of Fancy Die 51-132
Good Day Stamp Set 30-241


Stamps: Penny Black Good Day stamp set (sentiment)

Card: Tim Holtz Watercolor card stock, X-Press It Blending card stock

Ink:Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour set, VersaFine Onyx Black ink

Other Supplies: Penny Black Oscillations stencil, Baby wipe, Paintbrush, Vellum, Glue dot, Gem

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll see you in 2016! Happy New Year!


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Butterfly thank you

simplicity sister

Hello! I had a lot of fun making this card. I wanted something colourful and ombre – hence this card was born! It uses this small Penny Black butterfly die that I had to run through my die cutting machine 18 times. But I had an idea and I had to go with it!

PB Thank you | Marion Vagg

PB Thank you - detail | Mrion Vagg

I coloured each butterfly with 3 colours of Copic marker – it wasn’t hard at all. After I had die cut 3 butterflies, I put them back into the negative space and coloured them quickly. To help me line them up, I drew a grid on the white panel, then erased it once they were adhered.

Butterfly colouring | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Flights of Fancy Creative Die 51-132
Kind Words Stamp set 30-226


Stamps: Penny Black Kind Words stamp set

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

Ink: Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers (B04, B06, B28, BG15, BG23, BG49, V15, V17, BV08, YR04, YR65, YR68, RV32, RV34, R32, R29, R35, R39, Y13, Y15, Y17), Hero Arts embossing powder – white, Heat gun, Anti-static pouch, Mounting foam, Matte Medium adhesive

Well we are into the second week of the school holidays. We have had some lovely family time together – fishing, building Lego and generally lazing around! That’s what holidays are for aren’t they?

Until next time,


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