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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



Sunday, 4 March 2018

Bounty from Mo's Digital Pencil

This little lovely is called Bounty and, you've guessed it, it's a newbie from Mo's Digital Pencil!!  I used a sheet of paper from a Tilda pad and took my colour scheme from that -I do love a bit of blue and white.

I wanted to use this fabulous frame set from Marianne which is firm favourite already but I always print my digital images quite big and it was too big for the smaller dies.  So what I did was used the frame from the largest die to mark out the edges and then hand cut it- have to say really pleased that it worked!  Full list Marianne loveliness below.

Marianne Goodies Used

Lattice Frame - LR0483
Butterflies - LR0356
Love Birds - LR0298
Flower Basket - CR1209

The little sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink and fit perfectly into the teeny tag that comes with the basket!

Got to get cooking now as MIL is in for dinner!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 2 March 2018

Birthday card using Marianne goodies!

How's everyone doing in the snow? I was down south and had to drive back from Guildford yesterday.  Had a really good run back despite the weather, just took it carefully and think it was good as so few cars about.  The roads were reasonably clear of snow although I did see a couple of accidents where people were clearly going too fast for the conditions.  Anyway, this was my card for my MIL who celebrated her birthday down in Guildford.  I decided to make it purely with my Marianne stash and managed to do this apart from the Fairy image which is from the Prima Fairy Belle paper pad.

I do love me some rolled flowers especially with a pearl popped in the centre.

I love this new Rose Bouquet die too! Full list of Marianne products is below.

Marianne Products Used

Apple Blossom 3D Embossing Folder - DF3446
Frame Die - CR1414
Rose Bouquet - LR0505
Rolled Flowers - LR0256
Petra's Small Ornament Arch Die - LR0319
Anja's Vintage Ornament Die - LR0270
Tiny's Flower 2 - LR0249
Flower Stem Flourish - LR0120
Small Mirror - LR0321
Mattie's Wild Flowers Decoupage - MB0164

That's it for now - have a great weekend - stay safe and warm.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Passion for Promarkers Cats and Dogs

It's new challenge day at Passion for Promarkers with a great theme of Cats and/or Dogs as chosen by our lovely Hazel! I knew straight away that I wanted to use this fab image - Mrow from Mo's Digital Pencil.  You can buy it as I did with the cat and girl separated or pre-merged.  The image doesn't come with anything in Kitty's bowl so I used the hearts from Mo's image Bowl Of.

My papers are My Mind's Eye and the Corner cat is a Joanna Sheen die.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Dr Digi's House of Stamps and they're offering the lucky winner 2 of their digi stamps!
You can check out the rest of my teamie's fab makes here.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Herbs and Leaves for Marianne Designs

This is another card using products from the latest release from Marianne Designs - full list below,

Products Used

Frame with Flowers and Leaves  dies - LR0511
Branches, Leaves and Blossom dies - LR0512
Butterfly Die - LR0356
Coloured Butterfly from Hetty's Garden Animals - HT1614
Aquacolour Paper - PK9127
Watercolour Papers - 
Herbs and Leaves papers - PK9152

Not sure we'll be seeing any herbs or leaves growing here - another cold spell predicted!
Wrap up warm folks!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Herbs and Leaves Spotlight Marianne Designs

I am such a numpty - I should have posted this a couple of  weeks ago to coincide with a Spotlight Post on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.  Still here it is showcasing lots of the latest products from Marianne Designs.  There's some fabulous makes from the DT too - so do check them out!

Sometimes it is so good to make use of the image sheets with precoloured images- when you don't have time to colour for a start!!

Full list of all NEW Marianne products used below:

 Herbs and Leaves Decoupage sheet – EWK1255
Herbs and Leaves Papers PK9152
Extra Thick Embossing Folder – Apple Blossom - DF3446
Frames, Leaves and Flowers – LR0511
Branches and Leaves – LR0512

That's all for now, but I'm sure I'll have something else to share soon.
Hasn't it been the most glorious day today - full sunshine this morning here, so looking forward to the warmer weather now - not far away!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Marianne - sewing theme with new products!

Should have posted this yesterday - sorry!  This is my card for the Marianne Blog showcasing their new products for February 2018.
I just love all the sewing themed goodies!

I also managed to incorporate a few older products including the tassel dies, flowers and safety pin.

A close up below to show you the detail of the embossing folder that I did manage to leave a little uncovered!!

Love the scissor die in the set!

Marianne Products Used

Papers - Crafty Patterns - PB7074 - NEW!
Decoupage Sheet - Mattie's Mooist MB0172 - NEW!
Sewing Die Set - COL1445 - NEW!
Sewing Stamp Set - EC0163 -NEW! 
Anja's Ornamental Border Design Folder/Die set - DF3443 - NEW!
Anja's Marque Die Set - LR0483
Tassel Die Set - LR0391
Marianne Tassel caps
Marianne Sweet Lace
Marianne Pink Daisy
Marianne pink safety pin
Off into my craft room now for the first time in over a week it feels like! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Violet modelling her new jumper

Not a card today but sharing our Violet in best modelling 'looking far away into the distance' pose.  I've just finished knitting the jumper that was meant to be for Christmas - good job it's still pretty darn cold up here!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Passion for Promarkers Add an Embellishment

Today's card is for our new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers with a great theme for me - Add an Embellishment- I do love and embellishment!!

My image is called Dragon Hugs, from Mo's Digital Pencil of course! I needed to make more boy cards but there is also a female version here!
My embellies are the cardboard shield, some metal studs, the mdf knight and the old button with shields on it!

The sentiment is a die from Frantic Stamper.

We're being sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique for this challenge and they're giving a £10 voucher to the lucky winner.


 I do hope we'll see your entry in the challenge!

Hugs Juliexx

Monday, 12 February 2018

Mo's Gothic Fae

I loved colouring this image from Mo - Gothic Fae - she's got a little 'tude don't you think!

When I was down in Guildford a few weeks ago, best matey, Lesley, was playing about with my stunning new Apple Blossom extra deep embossing folder from Marianne.  She inked the folder before running it through her die machine - it looked fabulous and a nice way to give a bit of colour to the embossed panel.  I didn't do quite so well getting a smooth covering of ink but I still like the  shabby chic type effect. A full list of Marianne goodies used is below:

Classic Border Die - LR0455
Petra's Flower Bowl Die - LR0436
Rose Die - LR0451
Appleblossom Deep Embossing Folder - DF3446 - NEW!

I'm getting over a cold here - nothing too awful but I'll be glad when it's done!  There's a lot about I think.

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 9 February 2018

French Maid

I "maid" this card for Nick's Uncle Ray who apparently recently hosted a dinner party dressed as a Jam Tart - the theme for the evening was puddings!!  So I thought this image would be perfect for his birthday card - sadly I don't know who it's by as I borrowed the stamp from a friend.  

Of course the sentiment was word processed and there is a full list of Marianne goodies below - note to self - why didn't I use the new Plush Curtain and Pelmet die set from Marianne LR0502 for the curtain like shapes at the sides instead of the wavy border die?!!  Still, good to know that sometimes, you don't need everything and can multi-utilise a lot of our stash!!

Marianne Products Used

Papers - Do What You Love - PK9149
and Celebrations - PK9131
Wavy Border Die - CR1361
Lace Frame Die - CR1202
Rosette - COL1444 - New

The Happy Birthday is Lili of The Valley - such a great go to set!

I have a horrible cold at the minute but the sun is shining here and Violet is due soonish, so hopefully will get out for a short walk later.

Enjoy your day - the weekend is nigh!

Hugs, Juliexx