Penny Black – Foxy Birthday

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Hello! I haven’t posted in over 3 weeks – but I needed a blogging break and so took one. But I am back now and have a cute card to share using some Penny Black products. This little fox is coloured with Copic Markers.

Happy Birthday PB |Marion Vagg

Happy Birthday detail PB |Marion Vagg04.CR2
Penny Black products used:

Woodland Friends 30-278
Textures 30-240
Sprinkles and Smiles 30-297


Stamps: Penny Black Woodland Friends stamp set, Penny Black Textures stamp set, Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set,

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Aubergine

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hero Arts Shadow ink – Grape Juice

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Hero Arts embossing powder –¬† clear, Heat gun, Uniball White Signo gel pen, Mounting foam

Hope you have been busy crafting in my absence! I have crafted a little bit, but not much. We did however have 400mm of rainfall in 36 hours last week which caused some significant flooding here on the South Coast but we were fine. I can report today that the sun is out and shining brightly! First day of spring tomorrow and I can’t wait! I LOVE spring.

Until next time,


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So the Online Card Class Background Check is almost over and I have finally managed to make a card for it! I have enjoyed all the videos and techniques used, but I have a house full of sick kids and hubby is away on business, so I’m pretty proud of getting one made!

This card uses the inking blend technique that Laura Bassen showed on Day 1. I masked off the horizon with some Post-It tape and blended in some Salty Ocean Distress ink for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grass. To add some interest, I sponged in some clouds (I created a stencil from card stock using a cloud die from Poppy Stamps). The bears are a Hero Arts stamp, coloured with Copics.

Bears| Marion Vagg

Bears - detail | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Hero Arts Lil Hoot Stamp set, Mama Elephant Up and Away Stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Charcoal

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine – Onyx Black Ink, Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: Copic markers (W1, W3, W5, W7, E 25, E31, E34, E47) , Poppy Stamps dies – Puffy Cloud Border, Cuttlebug, Fun Foam, Foam dimensionals, Post It masking tape, Ink blending tool, Glossy Accents, Memento marker – Tuxedo Black

I appreciate you stopping by,


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