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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Kate from Mo's Digital Pencil

This has to be one of the simplest cards I've made in ages.  I love the paper so much that I didn't want to cover it with lots of layers and dies. and I think the image looks just perfect without any added fuss.  She is the gorgeous Kate from Mo's Digital Pencil, who by the way has a 35% off sale on a whole load of images that are being retired, so don't miss out - check them out here!!
The flowers and leaves stamps and dies below were a recent freebie from Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine,

We have our gorgeous Violet for a bit this morning, love her!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Passion for Promarkers Make It Manly!!

Our new challenge starting today over at Passion for Promarkers is all about the men, not a bad shout seeing as it's Father's Day here in the UK this coming Sunday.
I've used this cute image from our sponsor, Lacy Sunshine, and he's called Lil Lazy Gnome.
I teamed him up with some paper from a Fancy Pants pad called Park Bench and the sentiment comes from a Pebbles pad called Spring Fling.  
I cut the little circles out from the paper with a punch and then shaped them to look like card candi!

I didn't think I needed much else and always think I can't embellish a male card too much, so quite like the end result.

As I said, we're being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine who is offering the lucky winner three digi images of their choice!!

Lacy Sunshine

My teamies have made some wonderful cards for this week's challenge - check them out here and then come and join in !!

Have a great day!
Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 8 June 2018

Birthday Pig!

What's not to love about a piggy eating cake from the middle of the cake!!  This is Birthday Pig from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I kept the layout quite simple because the papers are so strong - NitWit papers from Lili of The Valley.

The sentiment comes with the image, so what could be simpler!!

Catch up soon!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Is it Autumn yet?

I know, I know, we've barely had summer here in the UK but May here in The Lake District has been truly glorious - I do wonder if that's it (SSSSSShhh!)
Anyway, the image is called Harvest Dance from Mo's Digital Pencil - I do hope I've not wished the summer away!
I cut out the image with a die from a Marianne set, and then used their fab spider's web edge die, some toadstools and a fab new wave border die that is out this month!  Full details below:

Wave border edge die - CR1442- NEW
Pierced edge circular die - LR0180
Web edge circular die - LR0430
Toadstools - LR0372

Have a great day!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 1 June 2018

Happy Summer with new Marianne Stamps

I finally found some time the other day to play with these gorgeous new floral stamp sets from Marianne Designs.  I sort of wanted to get a barge art effect when I started it out but it transformed into this!

I started with some dark chalk finish paper.  I stamped a variety of the stamps in Versamark and then added white embossing powder.  I tried a variety of different mediums to colour in the flowers and eventually settled on my Posca pens which gave this lovely, opaque, vibrant colour finish.
I then stamped the sentiment on another piece of the chalk paper and embossed it, then added a few more flowers (some of these are from the Marianne Make It Summer Stamp set from last year).

As you can see, I've not worried too much about colouring/shading or overspill of embossing powder as it all adds to the style!!

All the Marianne products I used are below (there is also a leafy set of these stamps in the same series!).

 Maker is Me Floral Stamps - KJ1722 - NEW!
Maker is Me Summer Sentiment Stamps  - KJ1714
Lace Edge Die - CR1414

I'm cleaning our holiday let this morning then I think it's Nanny duties pm while Holly carries on with her move!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Passion for Promarkers Anything Goes

I cannot believe that another week has flown by!  The weather has been so fabulous up here that I've not had much time for crafting- been in the garden and also looking after our gorgeous Violet whilst her Mum and Dad are busy preparing their new home to move into shortly.  
Still managed to sneak this make in quickly which is for our Anything Goes Challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers - always a popular theme, chosen by our lovely Sue!  As we're being sponsored by Dr Digi some of the team have been able to work with their images and mine is the brill image of Captain Thunderpants!!
Of course he's coloured with my Promarkers  and then I've used some stitched edge dies from Marianne, along with the Banner Letter dies - see below for Deets:

Stitched Rectangle Die Set - CR1390
Stitched Circle Die Set - CR1360
Banner Alphabet Die set - LR0340

Nick has managed to put his back out something chronic at the minute so he looks a bit like this hobbling about!!  I actually may have to go and mow the lawn today - eek!!

As above, our sponsor this week is Dr Digi Stamps who are offering the lucky winner two images of their choice.

Dr Digi's House of Stamps
Don't forget to check out the fab makes of my teamies here and also check back later to find out the lucky winners of our awesome list of prizes from our Anniversary challenge last week.

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 25 May 2018

Lavinia card and tile gift sets

I've been using my Lavinia stamps recently and made a few gift sets for my craft fair of a card and matching coaster - they do make lovely little gifts if people couldn't afford an expensive present!!

I used some Prima papers for the matt and the background on the card and my favourite Marianne frame die along with a Marianne flourish, deets below.  The sentiment is Lili of The Valley.

Marianne Goodies

Anja's Marque Frame Die - LR0483
Anja's Leaf Flourishes - LR0271

For the coaster below, I tried to print directly onto the tile but they weren't flat enough so stamp the image on tissue and used Mod Podge to stick it and seal it on the tile.

That's all for today!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Passion for Promarkers is Nine Years Old!!

Can you believe it - the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog is nine years old - that is something quite incredible! I've been on this fabulous team for eight of those nine years, not sure where that time has gone!  
So, today we are celebrating and our challenge is we want to see all your celebratory cards, for small or big occasions, for anniversaries, birthdays, anything that celebrates something!  And we have an amazing list of prizes from our sponsors - see below!

For my card, I've used Saturday's Child from Mo's Digital Pencil- isn't she a beaut!  I've matched her up with these gorgeous NitWit papers from Lili of the Valley and then added a few die cuts to match the farm theme.

The Cart Wheel is from Joanna Sheen, and the Wheelbarrow is from a Marianne set - COL1427.  Sorry, not sure who made the watering can!

As I mentioned we have an amazing list of sponsors offering some fab prizes, see below.

DigiStamp Boutique is offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher
DigiStamp Boutique logo
Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher
Dies to Die For logo
Uniko Stamps are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set (in stock) of their choice
A Day for Daisies are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher
Di’s Digi Stamps are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher
Di's Digital Stamps
Cowling & Wilcox are offering one lucky winner a 6 pack of Promarkers (vibrant tones)
Cowling & Wilcox logo
All Dressed Up stamps are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice
All Dressed Up stamps

wesome list eh!  Also, both teams have joined together this week to help celebrate so we have some wonderful cards to share with you and inspire you, so hop on over here to the challenge blog to get your creative juices up and running!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 21 May 2018

Marianne Designs New Buddy Accessories

Ahoy there folks - today's pirate card is courtesy of the new Buddy Accessory Dies that Marianne have just released.  My card should have been on the Marianne Inspiration  blog last week, but I've not seen it yet so thought I'd post it here. 

Kim's Buddies Basic set - LR0484
Kim's Buddy Pirate set - LR0528
Kim's Buddy Knight set - LR0529
Dolphin and wave splash - LR0322
Barrel - LR0434
Seagull - CR1279
Ship Wheel - LR0417
Ocean View Embossing Folder -DF3436

Papers - Nautical - PK9133
            - Cote D'Azur - PK9146
            - Aquacolour - -PK9147 
Happy Monday!!


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Happy Wedding Day!!

In celebration of two very important weddings today, I'd thought I'd share a card I made using a Lili of The Valley image.  It's not only THE Royal Wedding but also the wedding of a second cousin of Nick's - have a wonderful day Nicky and Jamie, and hope all the family enjoys every moment!  The sun is shining so it should be fabulous.

Anyway, this card was made for my Craft Fair using an image from a Lili of The Valley Art Pad and then coloured with Promarkers.  And look, it actually isn't cream/yellow!!
I managed to sneak a Marianne die in there - a lacy pierced edged oldie but a favourite and also a sentiment from Marianne Designs, deets below:

Pierced Circle Die Set - CR1331
Wedding Sentiments set -  CS0999

And the papers are actually a set from the Pound Shop!!

Have a wonderful celebratory day!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Get me to the church on time!!

Hello everyone - sorry I've not been about much, I was busy getting ready for a craft fair at the weekend, and it was followed by looking after Violet for a couple of nights while Holly and her Harry went away to celebrate her 30th!  Violet was such a lovely girl and as good as gold and so entertaining.

Anyway, normality is restored and I thought I'd share a some churches that I made for the craft fair using the Sizzix Tim Holtz die sets.  I love the church steeple too and think it makes a great wedding card or a little gift at the wedding.  I also made some matching cards to with them as it's not easy to write on the finished church!!

The flowers and trailing vines are from Marianne sets as are the grass panels on the side, details below, and the sentiment too!!  

Flowers from die set Petra's Special Circle - LR0511
Trailing Vine Dies - CR1396
Grass Patch Die - LR0360
Wedding Sentiments Stamps - CS0999

Oh and I love the little metal bell in the bell tower - took me a while to figure out how to fix it!!
I'm going to do a bit of gardening now while the weather remains so lovely!!xx

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Passion for Promarkers Photo Inspiration

Today is Tuesday so it's new challenge day at Passion for Promarkers with a gorgeous photo to start you off with as chosen by our lovely Shelly.

 Image may contain: flower and plant
I've used the fab Danielle with Laptop from Mo's Digital pencil  and then matched her up with some gorgeous papers from My Mind's Eye and Pink Paislee.  Details below along with my favourites, Marianne dies used.

List of Marianne Products Used

Frame Die - LR0376
Lacy Border Die - LR0455
Flower - CR1430

Other products
Pink Paislee Fancy Free and My Minds Eye  Simple Stories Papers.

Our fab sponsors this week are Time for Tea designs and they are offering the lucky winner three digital stamps of their choice!!
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Check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here at PFP HQ!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Make A Wish

I can't believe I've not posted in over a week - I'm busy getting lots of things made for a craft fair next weekend - and of course the sun has been out today, so I should be gardening.  I settled for colouring in the garden instead!  This card is one I made a while ago using lots of Marianne loveliness and a Lili of The Valley big sentiment stamp.

I do love these little layering bows from the Marianne Gift Wrapping set - full details below.

Marianne Products Used

Gift Wrapping  Die Set - COL1441
Stitched Circles Dies - CR1360
Slender Candles Dies - CR1435
Rectangle Ornate Corner Die - LR0407
Pussy Willow leaf die from set - LR0515 - NEW!

That's all from me for now, but make the most of this wonderful bank holiday weekend weather!

Hugs, Julie