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Tuesday, 24 April 2018


It's new challenge day today at Passion for Promarkers where our theme of Celebrations has been chosen by our lovely Nic.  And as our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter, we've been lucky enough to work with some of their lovely images. 

For my card, I've used Wedding Cake  which is such a cutie and of course, I've gone nuts with lots of Marianne goodies.  I don't quite know how but all my wedding cards seem to end up being creams or yellows which aren't my usual colours of choice so need to knock that on the head!!

Here's a full list of all the Marianne goodies I've used including their fabulous new Ribbon edge Rectangle which comes with the gorgeous mini charms dies!

Rectangle Ribbon Die - CR1437 NEW
Ribbon Edge Die - CR1370
Wedding Sentiments Stamps - CS0999 NEW  - Love these for that special occasion.
Sweet Romance Papers - PK9153 NEW
Ornate Corner Rectangle Die - LR0405
Tag Die - CR1377

As mentioned we're being sponsored by The Paper Shelter and they're offering the winner 3 digi images of their choice!


And Celebrations mean any kind of celebration - birthdays, babies, graduations, new jobs - so come and join in with us here.  Just remember to use your Promarkers!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Marianne Design Mixed Media Chickens

My cards today are appearing on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.  I love these new stamps from Marianne as they're like Delft tiles in character - and they're perfect for getting a bit arty and inky with.  However you can use them however you wish and I've made a more rustic on which you can see further down too this post.  There's full instructions of how I made them on the Marianne blog - just follow the link above - and there is a full of Marianne products I used at the bottom of this post.

Chicken Stamp – PB2805
Charm from Ribbon die – CR1436
Feathers Dies – CR1412
Feathers Stencil – PS8004
Giftwrapping dies – COL1441
Chicken Wire Die – CR1401
Stamping Platform

The sun is out in all it's glory today so it's gardening today!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 15 April 2018

April Challenge for Mo's Digital Pencil

Today's card is for the April Challenge for Mo's Digital Pencil over on Facebook here.  This month, we have a showcase challenge and we want to see your cards using the gorgeous Lydia which you can find here in Mo's store.

My papers are a mix of American Crafts and My Minds Eye and here is my list of all the Marianne goodies I used.

Marianne Products Used

Frame die - Anja's Large Ovals - LR0236
Lace Die - LR0507
Flowers Dies - CR1430
Sentiment Stamp - CS0916
Sentiment Die - LR0241
Butterfly Die - LR0357

Do pop on over to the Facebook challenge - I love it when you see everyone's different makes with the same image, it's inspirational!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Blooming Days at Passion for Promarkers

There's nothing I like more than cards with a few flowers and so our Blooming Days challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers is just perfect!  And as we are being sponsored by All Dressed Up we got to work with some of their gorgeous images - this is Pretty in Plaits - such a beauty!
I also had some new Marianne goodies arrive and I've used their gorgeous new Weathered Wood Papers, the Hollyhocks die and the fab slotted ribbon die - all new!!  Don't you just love the teeny charym tags that come with the ribbon die - I do!!  The teeny sentiments are from Paper Trey Ink.  Full details of Marianne stash used below:

Rectangle Ribbon Slot Die with charms -CR1436 NEW!
Hollyhocks die - LR0521 NEW!
Ornate Oval  Frame  - LR0371
Weathered Wood Papers - PK9155 NEW!
Sweet Roses Papers - PK9123

As I mentioned our sponsor is the fab All Dressed Up Stamps and they're offering 2 digital stamps to the lucky winner of the challenge.
All Dressed Up stamps

Check out the fab cards here of my lovely PFP teamies and then join in the challenge!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Happy 21st

Today's card was for my nephew who was 21 this  week and the last  of all our nieces and nephews to come of age - phew!!  I think there's more celebrating going on tonight for the youngsters in the family - I think I'll be safely tucked up in bed by the time they hit the town!!
Anyway, I've used the fabulous Aiden from Mo's Digital Pencil for my card as I felt the rather chilled image is a bit like Jasper!  He's a bit of a writer too hence the script paper and quill and ink - full list of what is Marianne below.

Marianne Products Used

Frame Die - LR0415
Quill and Ink Bottle Die- COL1375
Paper Scroll Die - LR0419
Numbers Die - CR1429

I cut the little clock, quill and script craft candy type embellies from the papers which I think are from a Prima Pad and the sentiment is Stampin Up I think.  And of course, I've used my Promarkers to colour him.
Sadly it's a rather wet and cold Easter Saturday here in the Lakes, such a shame as we have family visiting but they've still gone off for a bike ride so I might nip into my craft room for a bit!
Happy Easter everyone, whatever the weather and whatever you're up to!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Passion for Promarkers challenge Gorgeous Ginghams and Perfect Plaids

I just don't know where the last week has gone and that I've not posted for a week!  The weather here for the last few days has been glorious and we've spent a lot of time in the garden preparing it for the spring/summer.

I did find time to make this card though, for our new challenge starting at Passion for Promarkers this week  where our theme is Ginghams and Plaids.  I do love a bit of check so it was nice to be reminded to use it.

I've also used this fab image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Helping Flora and perfect for this time of year when we're getting the garden ready!  I wonder what sort of strawberry harvest we're going to have this year - that's my next garden job, clearing the vegetable garden!  I love these strawberry dies from Marianne - full deets below.

Marianne Products Used

Eline's Baby Papers Pink (the pink gingham )- PB7050
Strawberry Dies - LR0510
Basic Shapes Square Wonky Edged Die Set - CR1375

This week we're being sponsored by the fabulous Dies To Die For with an awesome £15 voucher for the lucky winner!

Dies to Die For

Do come on over and join in with this fab challenge - and check out the wonderful makes of the rest of the DT here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Colour Challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges on Facebook

My card today is for the latest Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge over on Facebook here. and we have a wonderful colour inspiration board for you:

Image may contain: flower and plant

I've made a shadow box using the wonderful Amanita and it's a card for my granddaughter, Violet's 2nd birthday today!  Although our Violet has blonde curls, I have seen this pensive expression on her face so many times that I had to use this little woodland sprite!  And, Violet loves playing with her animals with Grandad, hence this little woodland scene. As you can see, I've coloured the image using the colours in the inspiration board but have added some greenery too.  But that's ok as long as you use a Mo image and show that you've somehow been inspired by the board, come on over and join in the challenge.

I couldn't fit all my animal die-cuts on the front as it made it look a bit crowded but I did add this frog and a red squirrel to the back where I had written our greeting to our little treasure!

A full list of Marianne products used is below the Squirrel.

Shadow Box Die - CR1374
Long Grass Dies Set - CR1335
Grass Patch die - LR0360
Toadstool Die set  -  LR0372
Weeping Willow Tree Die - LR0249
Squirrel/Rabbit Die Set - CR1340
Petra's Frog and Dragonfly set- LR0461
Goose Die set - LR0410
Lamb Die - LR0358
Fawn Die - LR0514
Papers - English Roses - PK9143
- Eline's Baby Pink - PB7050

You have until the end of the month to join in with the Facebook Challenge - hop on over here for more details!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Kai is One and so is Benjamin!

Today's card was for the 1st birthday of our gorgeous little great-nephew, Ben, who was 1 on Mother's Day.  Appropriately, the image is called Kai is One and can be found here at Mo's Digital Pencil.  And it comes in a girl version here.
The papers are from October Afternoon - Schoolhouse 8x8 pad and the Happy Birthday stamp and die combo are from PTI.  And of course, there are a few Marianne Goodies there including the number, rosette, stars and stitched circle - full details below:

Marianne Design Products

Stitched Circles - CR1360
Rosette Die - COL1444
Numbers Die Set - CR1429
Stars - CR1321

I need to finish making Violet's card today who is 2 on Saturday, but first I need to clean the kitchen floor!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Spring is in the Air

Today's card is for our new challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers.  The theme, chosen by yours truly this week, is Spring.  So I just want to see anything that reminds you of spring - Spring flowers, spring colours, spring images!

I've chosen this gorgeous tulip image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Boo and Tulips - tulips and daffodils always remind me of spring, although it should be daffodils first! The daffodils are just starting to bloom here in The Lakes - I love seeing the swathes of them by the roads and in the fields, always a sure sign that spring is coming!

As you can see, I went with a very simple design, unusual for me but when I layered up my coloured image onto the paper my card looked finished.

The paper is  from the  Celebrations pad by Marianne Designs - PK9131 -  and the sentiment is from Stamping Up.

We have one of our regular sponsors this week  -  Digi Stamp Boutique - with a great prize of a £10 voucher to spend in their store!!


My teamies at PFP have made some stunning cards to inspire you so you can check them out here.

Looking forward to visiting you and seeing all that Spring loveliness!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Happy Birthday

Today's card was made for one of  my niece's - who is a children's nurse - I hope I've not used this image for her before!!  This is Nurse from Mo's Digital Pencil and I've used lots of new dies from Marianne, as well as their gorgeous Peach and Mint papers.  As always, full list below.

Marianne Goodies Used 

Peach and Mint Papers - PB7047
Floral Border Die - LR0518 New!
Flower Die- CR1430 - New!
Basic Shapes Stitched Rectangle dies- CR1390

The sun is trying ot peep out here at the minute so just trying to decide whether to do a walk or some gardening!!  Decisions, decisions!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Marianne March Inspiration

This is my card for the Marianne Designs Inspiration blog which you can find here.  I love all  the latest release -it's full of cuteness including these baby animals stamps and the fabulous baby fawn die.
I just love all these little baby lambs,  and the kid goat is sooo cute!
Full list of Marianne products is below.

Marianne Products Used

Crafty Patterns Paper - PB7054- NEW
Happy Easter Stamp - CS1000 - NEW
Baby Animals Stamps - HT1630- NEW
Fawn Die - LR0514- NEW
Basic Shapes Stitched Circle Dies - CR1360
Big/Little Tags Die - CR1353

Thanks for popping in!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Pin Up

When I've used this gorgeous image before, Pin Up, from Mo's Digital Pencil, I've made very CAS cards.  However, I think she looks as good with a bit of DP and die cuts! I especially love this new border die from Marianne Designs - so pretty! A full list of Marianne products is below - oh and there's a little bit of Prima in there too!

Marianne Products Used

Baroque Papers - PK9119
Floral Border Die - LR0518 - NEW!
Anja's Corner Swirl Die- LR0143