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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Get well card with magazine freebie!



Did you manage to get this die and stamp combo free with Simply Cards and Papercraft (issue 149)?  I love the overlaying of ink with this set and made a shabby chic style get well card ( for my SIL, who has now gotten well!).
I used a favourite Marianne Design lacy border for the circle - (Basic Round - CR1331)
The sentiment is from Stamping Up, and I didn't have the right colour seam binding so coloured it with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.
I've not been making any cards this last week as we've been decorating my new craft room and moving all my stash in!!  I am so delighted it with it but am waiting for some storage boxes to arrive so will post some pics when they're all in place!!
Happy Bank Holiday weekend UK crafters!
Hugs, Juliexx


Friday, 20 May 2016

New Craft Space in progress! Warning - Picture Heavy post!



I am one very excited lady - as I'm getting the most amazing new craft room! These first ones are of my  current room which I was thrilled with when we moved  as it is twice the size of my teeny one in our old house.  However, it soon became clear that I was still very short of space and I had an overflow cupboard full of Christmas stuff, stuff to be upcycled or altered and just stuff!!




We have this most amazing space in the house, which had previously been a store/work room until hubby got a new shed.  He then thought he'd have the space as his Cinema room until we realised he couldn't have films on full blast in there, as it is directly below our holiday let.  So. lucky me, I get it as my new craft room. The pics below are prior to clearing it, having just had the ceiling plastered.
(The pink boots are hubbies, don't ask!) 

The furniture below are bits and pieces that I've collected over the past few months, I just love the pigeon hole unit and cannot wait to fill it!!


The pics below show it all painted and the first coat of paint on the floor which the hubster finished tonight. One more coat in the morning then leave it to dry for 72 hours and then I have to decant everything from my old little room, position all the furniture, old and new and then I can fill up all that fabulous shelving!

That's all for now and I promise to share some photos once it's all finished! Luckily, Emily is visiting from London tomorrow for a few days, so I'll have a nice distraction why the floor properly dries!  I will probably also be out of action, card wise while I move into my new home!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Monthly Mo Blog Hop - Vintage style




Well it's the third Thursday of the month and you know what that means Mo fans?  Yep, it's the day all the dream team get together and have a blog hop, showing off a Mo image or two!  The theme for this month's hop is Vintage as chosen by our amazing Villi which is also where you should have started the hop.  Otherwise. I hope you hopped to me from  another amazing card maker, Gretha's blog.

For my card, I've used one of the gorgeous new fairies from the set 6 Baby Fairies (girls).

The only thing is it's not so easy to take photos of the triple layers!

Now it's time to send you on to the next stop on your hop and that is to the fabby Gaynor's blog where I know she will have a wonderful creation to share with you.
Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog as you visit - there are two $5 vouchers hidden along the way and you could be one of the lucky winners!

Hugs, Juliexx



Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Passion for Promarkers - Go spotty or stripy with our Mega Anniversary Challenge !!

 
Yayyy, it's our anniversary challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers, and I'm so happy to still be on this lovely team.  It was my very first design team post and I have a real soft spot for it! Get it, soft spot - our theme is Spots and/or stripes - I've gone with spots!
My image is one of my favourite Mo Manning images, Pignon and you can find here here at Mo's Digital Pencil.
My papers were from a fantastic pad I bought from Poundland a few weeks ago - such good quality and a £1!!  I've used the following dies from Marianne:
LR0407 - Petra's Beautiful Border die set.
LR0403  - Tiny's Fern die set
LR0372 - Mushrooms die set
The sentiment is from Stampin Up and the rest of my bits and bobs are from stash.
You can check out the makes of all my teamies here, and then do come and play along with us!!

   Please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.  As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual .  Here we go....
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Letraset are offering one lucky winner an amazing prize of a 25 pce Mixed Media Set.
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Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of $10.00 worth of digi papers
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DigiStamp Boutique are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
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Bugaboo stamps are offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
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LC Designs are offering one lucky winner a mini paper pack called ‘Dinkies nice and stripey’.
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Sassy Studio Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of a $20.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store.
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Di’s Digi Stamps is offering one lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher to spend in their online store .
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Clearly Besotted Stamps is offering one lucky winner a £15.00 gift voucher to spend in their online store.
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2 cute ink stamps is offering one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice.
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Uniko stamps is offering one lucky winner one in-stock stamp set of their choice.

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Little Things from Lucy’s Cards is offering one lucky winner 8 shaker selections of their choice.
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Wow we told you there were amazing prizes didn’t we?  Definitely lots of reasons to join in the fun this week!! 

Hugs, Juliexxx

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

PFP Sparkle and Shine



We've havy a shiny new challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers and our theme is Sparkle and Shine, chosen by our lovely Coops! So what could be better than this Shiny and New image from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Of course he's coloured with my Promarkers and teamed up with some fabulous papers from Lemon Craft. Mustn't forget my Marianne goodies and they are as follows:
Frame - LR0351
Baby Stamp - LR0217
Heart Border - LR0413
The rest of my embellies are from stash, including the scattered sequins for the Sparkle!

Check out the rest of the cards from my fabulous teamies here then come and join in the challenge!
Hugs, Julie xxx

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Mo'd DP2 Challenge - new challenge starting today!




Ahoy there maties!!  I just love this new image called Journey from Mo's Digital Pencil and knew it would team up perfectly with the new releases this month from Marianne Designs. I've also joined in with the new challenge starting today over at DP2 Challenge, where the theme is always Anything Goes.
There's so much lovely detail on the image and it also comes with a great sentiment (I've used an Acid Drops and Whatnots sentiment as it fitted on my scroll!)  The Marianne goodies that I've used are as follows and lots in stock at Crafts U Love here in the UK.

Wave Border die - CR1361
Frame Die - LR0376
Scroll Die -LR0419
Porthole and Wheel Die (Tucked behind the Scroll and I've used it to hint at the lens of the telescope!) - LR0417
Rope die set - LR0418
Anchor - LR0232 (an older die which ties in perfectly!)
Lighthouse - LR0231 (another older die and ditto above!)
Tiny's Fish Net Stamp that I've used to edge the image - TC0839  (and you should see the way one of the dutch DT from Marianne has cut out the netting and used it - incredible patience and skill - look here 
Nautical Papers - PK9133

My little whale with it's blowhole spurt is from Memory Box and the little wooden Schooner is from stash (although Marianne do have a die of this in the new range  - LR 0416)
Woo - that was a lot to tell you about, off to clean the kitchen now - blurgh!, Hope you will be inspired and find some time this month to play along with us at DP2 Challenge, remember anything goes and there's a $5 voucher for the lucky winner!
Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 2 May 2016

And a few more Crazy Birds and a little dose of Marianne Goodness!




Happy Bank Holiday Monday to all in the UK today - rather wet and miserable here but we've been promised some sun later!  I'll get that anyway when we see our little Violet!
I thought I'd share some more cards using Tim Holtz Crazy Birds dies and stamps and also an array of Marianne dies and Papers.
I felt this little guy had a touch of the Michael Jacksons about him with this hat, and I love him matched with these papers and dies, details below:

Pop-Up Card and Frame set - LR0371 and honestly the easiest pop-up set to use!
Trees - LR0370
Papers - Pretty Paper Bloc Dark Vintage

The letters are from a Cosmo Cricket set that I bought years ago, the label is from Spellbinders and I think the sentiment is from Fiskars but again from the depths of my stash!

The next one uses some steampunk papers from Papermania, and I kept my little birdie very simple as the papers and lettering are quite fussy.
The lettering set are from Marianne and are a letter/die combo and you can either cut them with a round or square die- I haven't used these nearly enough!

Collectibles Letters/Die set - COL 1380

I must admit to being a little unsure about this final one, but hey, I do like the drunken look you get by adding googly eyes.  It's the birthday die/stamp combo which doesn't quite work, maybe the colour.
That's all for now folks, enjoy the rest of your  days
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Make it Digi at A Passion For Promarkers


My card today is for the new challenge starting over at A Passion for Promarkers with a theme that is perfect for me - Make It Digi, great choice Marie!!  I tend to be a digi kind of girl, even though I have loads of rubber stamps!  Mind you, it doesn't have to be an image, it could be papers that are your digital choice, lots of lovely ones about too!
My image is called Wagon, and you might recognise it as being a Mo Manning digi, another new one that she has given us crafters recently, lucky us!  (And she comes in a curly haired version too - here.)  I used some My Mind's Eye scraps of paper and a lovely new Marianne Design Stitched Border die - CR1361 - Stitched Cloud and Stitched Waves set/ 
I am sure that somewhere in my stash I have a Kraftin Kimmie sentiment stamp that says Wanna Play but I couldn't find it so used my precious scrabble tiles instead! I always forget that we are actually supposed to use our stash!
We have a great sponsor this week, appropriately offering 3 digi images, 2 Cute Ink.

I hope you will come and  play along with us this week - if you'd like some more inspiration, check out the fab makes of my teamies here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 24 April 2016

A belated birthday card, using Crazy Birds



I'm still loving the Crazy Bird stamps and dies and even more so with this big Woodware sentiment.


I took my colour scheme from these Authentique papers and then added a little wooden moustache that I think I picked up in The Works.

That's all for now folks, enjoy your Sunday.
Juliexxx