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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Another gorgeous Fairy from Mo Manning

Have you seen the new fairy images yet over at Mo's Digital Pencil?  This one is Tolo and I just love her toadstool cap and just look at her expression!
I coloured her with a mix of Promarkers and Shinhan Touch markers.  My papers are Basic Grey Plumeria, the tags are a mix of Lili of the Valley, Magnolia and Stampin Up.  The umbrella is a Memory Box die, the trees are Magnolia and the little mushrooms are a Cottage Cut Die.
Three weeks this Friday and I leave work - roll on!!
Have a great week everyone!!

Julie

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil - Come and Hop with us!!



It's the third Thursday in the month people which means it's time for our monthly blog hop with Mo's Dream Team.  This month's theme has been chosen by our fabulous Heidy (and this is where you should have started from if you're hopping along) which is to merge two of Mo's Images together - I love doing this at the minute!  
I've merged The Engineer and Stone Bridge to create my railway themed card.  I use Photoshop to merge my images and I flipped the bridge first so that it fitted with the direction in which the train was running!

I've coloured him with my Promarkers  and then added a few corner brick dies from Marianne dies and a few extra clouds from a Memory Box die. The sentiment die and stamp are a Stampin Up combo. 

Your next stop on this month's hop is over to our lovely Debby's blog and I know she'll have something to wow you with!!  The full order of the hop is below and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog as there will be a couple of vouchers hidden somewhere to spend in Mo's Digital Pencil!


Happy Hopping!!

Juliexxx

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil Baby Fairy Purl



This  little lovely is the gorgeous Baby Fairy Purl from Mo's Digital Pencil and I just had to team her up with these knitting pattern papers that have been in my stash forever!
For the life of me I can't remember which company makes the circle, border and flower dies - they come as a set, and they're white, but who by?
The flourishes are cut with a Tim Holtz die and the ric-rac is from the Ribbon Girl.
No more cards from me today, phew!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Passion for Promarkers and my first Christmas card for 2014

Yay - I've started my Christmas cards for this year!  Normally start them about two months ago!  This is for our new challenge starting today over at a Passion for Promarkers with a great sketch from our fabulous Lou!.  We're being sponsored by the Digi Stamp Boutique and were lucky enough to be given some images to use and I've used this set called Cute Robin Chicklets which you can find here in the DSB store. 

As you can see, I've rotated the sketch so that I could get my cute little chicks all in a row.
The trees are cut with a Tim Holtz Pine die and the  icicle circle is a Memory Box die!  The sentiment comes with the Robin set!! Finally, the papers are from Craftwork Cards.
Hope you will come and play along with us this week at a Passion for Promarkers - can't wait to see your take on the sketch!

Monday, 18 August 2014

Sketch N Stash


I'm  a bit late with posting today's card but it's for our new challenge starting today over at Sketch N Stash.

I got some of my Tim Holtz dies to make this card including the clock  dies and the cogs die.  I cut the face of the main clock from the pocket watch stamp and then glossy accented it to give the glass effect - must admit I was pleased with the result below.
I then used some Treasure Gold wax for the aged effect. The time sentiment is from a magazine freebieand the Happy Day stamp and punch are from Stampin Up.
Not sure why my watermark is so big here - must have done something different but what I'm not sure!
Our sponsor details for this fortnight's challenge are below - hope you will come and play along with us!  And if you'd like some inspiration, check out the fab makes of my SNS teamies here!

Sponsor - Delicious Doodles


Prize 4 images

Juliexxx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

A just because LOTV

Hi - I was admiring all the fab new LOTV images and realised that I hadn't played with some of the ones I already have!  This was one one of my favourites from a recent release - there's just something so magical about dandelions that have turned into seed heads - there must be a proper name for them I'm sure!!
Not too happy with my colouring but I do like the soft colour tones of these papers (and I can't remember where they're from!). I'm also loving these new curved border dies from Spellbinders!

The sentiment is from Stampin Up and the butterflies are cut with a Martha Stewart punch.
Thanks for popping by.
Much love
Juliexxx

Monday, 11 August 2014

Mo Manning's Cody's Balloon

Love this little cutie - Cody's Balloon from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I coloured him with my Promarkers and teamed him up with some papers from a  Kraft set of papers by My Mind's Eye. 
The tree frame is a Memory Box die and the heart balloons are a  Marianne Die, while the little scrabble letters are from a Sizzix set. 
Thanks for looking,

Juliexxx


Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Passion for Promarkers New Challenge - Button It!!


Me again!!  Back with our new challenge starting today at a Passion for Promarkers with a great theme of Button It as chosen by our lovely Lisa - you just have to remember to add the buttons!!    And as we're being sponsored by Sassy Studio, we got the chance to use a couple of fab images from their Digi range.  I've used  Sassy Lager Pin up.

My papers are My Mind's Eye Cowboy papers  and are actually more green than my camera managed to show!
Check out the rest of the awesome makes of my PFP teamies here.
Have a great day!

Juliexx

Monday, 4 August 2014

Sketch N Stash - new challenge today!!



Hello - we're back from our month long challenge over at Sketch N Stash - hope you missed us!!
Good to be back and with the fab sketch below!



We also have the awesome A Day for Daisies sponsoring us and I've chosen the beauteous Bewildered B for my card which you can find here in the ADFD store.
My papers are by Teresa Collins from the Stationery pad, love them and don't know how I managed to actually use them!!
The ribbon was from stash and the sentiment , I think is Paper Trey Ink, although as I made this card a while ago  I can't quite remember!!
Don't forget to take a peek at the gorgeous makes by the rest of my SNS teamies here, and hope you can find some time to play along with us over the next fortnight!!

JULIEXX


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Daisy , Daisy give me your answer do!

This is my first 'just because' card in a while and it's the gorgeous Daisy from Mo's Digital Pencil.

I teamed her with some Prima papers, Annalee, and used my Pansy Punch Around the Page set from Martha Stewart,  a Marianne branch die and some Shabby Pink Frantage. 

Haven't felt alot like card-making recently, feeling a bit sad about our house move not progressing, but must admit to looking forward to being out of work in 8 weeks time!!  
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
JULIEXXX

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Passion for Promarkers Summer Loving

I'm keeping up with my summer theme at the minute and today we have a new challenge over on Passion for Promarkers and I chose a theme of Summer Loving- anything you love about summer. I love this Mo image Shucks, as it reminds me of a lovely summer's day we had with our youngest daughter a few years ago, picking veg!
My papers are from an Authentique pad called Genuine, the daisies are cut with a Memory Box die set and the tag is a heart shaped one by Magnolia.  And of course I've used my Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour her.
Our sponsors for this challenge are Whiff of Joy and the lucky winner will get a stamp of their choice!



As always, my teamies have made some brill summer-inspired cards to share with you, so take a peek at them here.xx

Thursday, 17 July 2014

July Mo Blog Hop


Hey there bloggers - it's that time of the month again for a hop on through the blogs of the girlies on Mo's Dream Team!  This month's theme of Water has been chosen by the delectable Debby and she is also the start of our hop.  Nip on back over to  Debby's blog, if you want to start at the beginning!  I know Debby will have a fab make to share with you!  Otherwise, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Gretha's blog.



I've actually used two images and merged them together in Photoshop.  To see a great tutorial on how to do this, visit the blog of Debbie Pamment, a lovely and much missed ex-member of Mo's Dream Team - I always visit to remind me how to merge and it really is easy if you follow Debbie's tut!  I've merged Clam Diggers with the actual beach scene from Mo's set called Beach Elements 1. (And I'm a little bit cross as I could have used a couple of the other elements in the set too for my card if I'd thought about it!)

I've coloured the images with a mix of Promarkers and Shinhan Touch Markers, and added a touch of glitter to the beach and the white foam of the sea for a bit of texture. Can you see that I also added a Memory swirly border diecut just  behind the image and tried to line it up with the sea line so it continues out of the frame!  I also added some Copic blender to a face cloth and dabbed it on the beach to give a grainy look, I hope! My papers are a mix of Lili of the Valley NitWit papers, Beach Bliss and Graphic 45 papers, To the Beach.

I love this Lighthouse die from Cheery Lynn and I also added some teeny house dies from Memory Box and coloured them in pastel shades to look like beach huts. The little butterfly shaped shell and the cone shell were from best matey Lesley's visit to the Florida Beaches, with everything else from stash.

Right, now I'm the end of the hop this month but I hope you've enjoyed it and left some love on each of the girls' posts as there are a couple of $5 vouchers up for grabs for two lucky commentors!! The full order of the hop is below should you need it!

DebbyHeidyViliAlexandraAnneke, Kaly, Gretha,Julie.

In case anyone is wondering, my house move has stalled at the minute, as our buyer has lost his buyer, sob!!  Keep everything crossed for us that it all gets back on track soon!!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Passion for Promarkers with Mo's Strongman

Another card from me today - wow, two posts in two days - I feel faint!!
This card is for today's new challenge starting today over at a Passion for Promarkers and we have a great theme of  Oh I Do Love To Be Beside The Seaside!

Strongman from Mo's Digital Pencil is perfect for this theme don't you think!  Probably more likely to see this speciman on a Californian beach rather than Clacton-on-Sea here in the UK but he does make me smile!  I then created the sentiment with Word Art!
The  papers are from a Tilda seaside theme set, and the sentiment arrow is a Sizzix die.  The music die is from Memory Box and I cut the image out using a Go Kreate die.
We have two fab sponsors for this week's Challenge, Letraset and Crafty Sentiments.

Letraset

Crafty Sentiments

You can check out full deets of the prizes here and also the fabulous makes of my teamies here over at PFP HQ!