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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Passion for Promarkers - New Digital Challenge

It's my kind of challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers- Make It Digital, so use a digi image/sentiment somewhere on your card. Great theme Marie!  Well you know I'm a huge fan of Mo'sDigital Pencil so of course picked this image, Kate, from Mo's vast catalogue and which is getting bigger daily!!
I coloured her to match these pretty papers from Lili of the Valley Nitwit papers and used the following dies from Marianne Designs:

Petra's Beautiful Border die - LR0407
Tiny's Lily Die - CR1306
Spikey flowers - LR0229
Lace Border - LR0385
My sentiment is also LOTV and all the other bits are from stash.
Our generous sponsor this week is Di’s Digi Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher to spend in her online store. 
Di's Digital Stamps
Don't forget to check our my teamies' fab makes here and then come and join in our challenge!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 18 August 2016

August Blog hop time folks!

I love it when the third Thursday of the month comes around as it means it's Blog Hop time with Mo's Dream Team and we have a great theme of Winter in August chosen by our lovely Gretha, and this is where you should also have started to hop.
When I saw this gorgeous image from Mo, Tilli-Gnome, I couldn't wait to get my DT package from Marianne Designs as I knew she would team up with this fabulous Mushroom Home die that is new this month.  My full list of Marianne products are below:
Mushroom  House- COL1412
Tiny's Oak Trees- CR2338
Papers - Driftwood, Wintertime and Silver Stars

The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink.

Right now it's time to send you on to the blog of my fab teamie, Gaynor, who will have a treat for you I'm sure.  And, don't forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs that you visit as you could win one of two $5 dollar vouchers to spend in Mo's online store!

Monday, 15 August 2016

Vintage wedding

I made this wedding card for the daughter of one of  my oldest and dearest friends, who got married at the weekend.  We weren't able to make it to the evening celebrations but I'm sure their day was wonderful. 
I used papers from Scrap and Craft for the vintage style and cut out the gothic stained glass window with a Memory Box die, and used the off cut to stamp my sentiment from Inkylicious. I made the little frame below using some Cloud  Air clay so it's nice and light and the tassels were made with a Marianne die - Tassel Fringe Die set LR0391.

Oha and I made a box to match with a Paper Trey Ink stamp for the sentiment and a Martha Stewart Punch Round the Page set for the border.
There are lots of bits and pieces from stash too, including some bits of vintage lace, a Memory Box rose corner die, , peals and muslin.

Thanks for stopping in peeps!  
Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 12 August 2016

Male Happy Birthday

The only thing I like about making cards for men is that they can be fairly CAS, otherwise not so much!  I love this Woodware sentiment but wondered what to team it with then remembered this knight stamp which I've had for many years and thought it would be perfect!  The papers were from the US and the round accents were from the same stamp set as the knight.  The little wooden knight was a craft fair purchase.  Finally, I've used two Marianne dies:

Stitched Circle Die- CR1360
Stitched Clouds and Waves border die set- CR1361

That's it for now folks, 
Happy Weekend!


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Passion For Promarkers Hip to be Square

If it's Tuesday  it means that it's time for a new challenge at PFP HQ, with a great  easy peasy theme of  It's Hip to Be Square.
I coloured up this gorgeous new digi image, Sunflower Baby, from the fabulous Mo Manning, she's on fire at the minute, with new images arriving almost daily at Mo's Digital Pencil .......and they're often half price for 24 hours so keep checking in the store!! I teamed her up with some Marianne Design papers and the following dies:
Basic Distressed Square dies set:  CR1375 - new!
Tiny's Sunflower Die- LR0361
Label XL and Label XS die set - CR1353
Papers - A5 Pretty Paper Bloc - Eline's Silver Stars

Well that's all from me for now and all I need to do now is send you over to the PFP Challenge blog to check out the makes of my fabbie teamies. And of course, not forgetting our sponsor for this challenge, Letraset, which will be a wonderful prize, I just know!

Hugs, Juliexxx

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Wuthering for the new monthly challenge starting today at DP2

It's time for a new monthly challenge today at  DP2 Challenge, as always with an Anything Goes theme.  I just love, love, love this new image from Mo called Wuthering (just click on the name to take you to her in Mo's store), and of course the homage is to Cathy.  However, she also reminds me of when Kiera Knightly stands on Stanage Edge in the Peak District in the 2005 film version of Pride and Prejudice.  (This also happens to be just about my all-time favourite film!) 

I used one of my bigger Go Kreate dies to make my card base and mat - so much easier now I have the big Big Shot!  There's also a few Marianne Dies for the ferns and flourish:

LR0403- Tiny's Ferns
LR0271- Anja Vintage Swirls

                         Winners prize: a $5.00 voucher for Mo's online store.

Remember to follow Mo's Challenge Rules ...
use at least one Mo Manning image...
NEW creations only! (No back linking)...
And, please, only ONE entry per person!

You can check out the gorgeous makes of the rest of Mo's Dream Team here!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Marianne New Home

When I started making this new home card, I intended on an entirely different design but was side tracked by this sentiment from Marianne Designs! The full list of products I used are below.

Brick Design embossing folder with brick die - DF3403
Ivy, Bird house and Bird die set - LR0206
Sentiment from a great set with a wide range of sentiments - CS0975
Stitched circle die- CR1360
Framing round circle Petra's Rectangle- LR0318- the smallest die from the set that I often ignore!
Papers from Pretty Paper Blocs - Nostalgic Pictures and Driftwood.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Christmas in July!

 Morning peeps!  Sorry I'm late posting today, but got a nasty sting on my hand yesterday and have been to the Drs who has given me a dose of steroids so hopefully they will kick in soon!
No colouring for me for a few days! :(  
Anyhow, today's cards are for the challenge that has started today at Passion for Promarkers with a great theme of Christmas in July as chosen by my lovely teamie, Hazel.  We're being sponsored by one of my favourite illustrators (and who I don't use enough) A Day for Daisies, and I've used their cutie digital image Candy Elf, and made 4 cards!!
Ha, that's good for me - only another hundred or so to go!! I've listed below the shades of red I used as I know some people struggle with these colours - mine is blues, just don't seem to be able to crcack them:
Firebrick (Flexmarker)
Lipstick Red
Salmon Pink
Pastel Pink.

 The papers are a mixture of My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey - do you know I have nearly come to the end of The My Mind's Eye pad- that's some going for me!
I've decided to keep them small and simple for this year's Christmas to ensure I keep postage costs down!
Do check out the wonderful makes of my fab teamies here, and come and play along!  
Our sponsor, A Day for Daisies is offering a $12 voucher to the lucky winner!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

It's all about Fun in The Sun for our Mo Dream Team Blog hop this month!

We have the perfect theme for this month's hop with Mo's Dream Team - Fun in The Sun - we finally had our day of summer yesterday, here in the Lakes - boy was it hot.The theme has been set by our fabulous Kaly and that is also where you should start the hop.  Otherwise, hopefully you have arrived here from Gretha's blog who I just know had something wonderful to share with you.

I've used Shucks for my card, one of my most favourite Mo images, and I do love picking all the veg and fruit as it grows in the garden, so perfect for Fun in The Sun!! It also comes in a boy version here.

I've used two gorgeous pressies from best matey Lesley - the Wonky Stitched Squares Dies and the My Mind's Eye papers - The Sweetest Thing, Tangerine. I've also used some rolled flower dies from Marianne Designs - LR0256 and LR0162

It's time now to send you onto the blog of another awesome Mo  teamie, Gaynor, Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the posts that you visit as you could win a rather lovely $5 voucher to spend in  Mo's Digital Pencil.  AND, your voucher will go rather further at the minute until the end of July as Mo has a 20% off Sale on so don't miss out on that!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Summer Days at Passion for Promarkers

Yayyy, it's my turn to choose the weekly theme at Passion for Promarkers and I've chosen Summer Days.  As well as the images from Mo's Digital Pencil (which I'll link to shortly) I just couldn't wait to use this brand spanking new die set from Marianne.  It makes this box die card and comes with loads of embellishing dies for the branches such as cherries ,apples and chinese lanterns. Such fun to use too - it's part of their July release - CR1374. 
The image that I used for the farm building comes from Mo's Digital Pencil and is from the Farm Background stamp.  I think it just added a bit of depth to the little scene,

The main image on the front of the box is called Wheelbarrow - I love this image and seems to be me at the moment harvesting fruit, lettuce, rocket and kale.  I've had a bumper crop of raspberries so far this year and have already used 2kg of them to make a batch of jam and I picked another load yesterday
The strawberries aren't as good as last year's crop, I think it's been too wet for them but still plenty for eating!

The lamb is also from Marianne Designs - he looks just like the one who found his way into my herb garden on Sunday morning - he loved my mint plants!  Luckily the farmer came and rescued him as he was nearly Sunday lunch!!

Here's a full list of the Marianne Dies I used:

Box Die Set - CR1374
Lamb - LR0358
Grasses - CR1355
Tiny's Tree - Oak tree die set - CR1338

The box die set was so straightforward to use that I can see me using it the whole time!
My lovely teamies over at PFP have done me proud with their makes for this week's challenge so do check them out here. Then please come along and join in our challenge - we're being sponsored by  Digistamp Boutique this week, and there's a fab £10 voucher up for grabs!
That's all for now folks, happy Tuesday!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 7 July 2016

New Mo Image - Suso

I finally managed to put the finishing touches to this card tonight!  I don't know what is wrong with me, I seem to have completely lost my crafting oomph.  NOT my shopping/accumulating of stash, you understand, just using it!!   I must say I couldn't wait to colour up this gorgeous new image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Suso is her name, and here is where you can find her in Mo's store. Mo is also bringing our new images thick and fast at the minute - so original and so must have!!

Anyway I coloured her with my Promarkers, and matched her up with some Marianne papers and of course some Marianne Dies below:

Stitched border - CR1361
Fern - LR0403
Lavender - LR0157
The little heart and round green accent thingies are also Marianne!

The sentiment is from Fiskars ( I think but I've lost the packaging!) 

Thanks for stopping by- I'm going to try and muster some mojo from somewhere by checking out a few blogs!!  
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 5 July 2016


I forgot I hadn't posted this and an elephant never forgets!!  My daughter loves  Elephants so this was her birthday card back in May.  The image was a freebie with a magazine and I tried to conjure up and indian vibe to match the elephant's costune.
The papers are My  Mind's Eye and  I've used the following Marianne items:

Frame/Flourish- LR0236 - Large Ovals by Anja
Rolled Flowers - LR0256

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Father's Day Card with Marianne goodies!

This was my card for my Dad for Father's Day here in the UK last month, and look no coloured image!   I just had to use these brilliant new goodies from Marianne, I love the dunes and sand stamp they've just released.  My Dad can often be found down the Norfolk coast bird watching so  rather apt, although I don't think he's interested in your bog standard seagulls!  Any hoo, the full list of Marianne products that I used are below, and take a peek in the Crafts U Love store if you want anything - I find the usually have a good stock of Marianne loveliness!
Must just point out one thing - the eye on the seagull perched on the post was a mark on the paper but matched the eye placement perfectly!

Rope - LR0418
Grass - CR1335
Beach Chair - LR0424
Beach House - LR0422
Seagulls/Posts - CR1279
Grass Stamp - TC0840
Dunes Stamp - CS0969
Stitched Circle Die - CR1360

That's all for now folks!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Passion for Promarkers - In or Beside the Sea

I didn't think I would have time to make today's card for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers.  We've been busy with visitors and gardening for an Open Garden event in our village- I think I've got tennis elbow as a result!  However, I was pleased to be able to find a couple of hours peace and made this little cutie into a card.  
Our theme this week, has been chosen by our lovely Eileen which is In or Besides the Sea, and of course, Mo's Beach Baby is just perfect for the theme.
I've used a Marianne Frame to showcase her and a couple of new Beach themed dies, details below:

Tiny's Beach House Die - LR0422
Bear Chair die - LR0424
Anja's Oval Frames - LR0376

My papers are mostly from Lili of the Valley - Beach Belle pad, and flowers, ribbon and scrim are from stash.
Do go and take a peek at the fabulous makes of my PFP teamies here - they are gorgeous!

And, then come and play along!  We are being sponsored by Sassy Studio designs who are offering an amazing prize of a $20 voucher to spend in their store.
Sassy Studio Designs

Happy Crafting folks!