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Friday, 2 October 2015

Crazy Bird dies without the Crazy Birds

This was a really quick card, with an idea that I've been wanting to try out for ages, and the new Bird Crazy Accessory dies meant I could do just that!!  The hat, glasses and bow tie are from the set, while the moustache is a Memory Box Die and the the googly eyes were a gift from best matey, Lesley.
The papers are from the Docrafts Chronicles set and the sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink.
A very simple but effective card for those dreaded male makes don't you think!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

PFP Patchwork with a Cupcake Mouse!

There's a new challenge starting today over at a Passion For Promarkers with a great theme of Patchwork as chosen by our lovely Shelly! I've picked the wonderful new image, Cupcake Mouse from Mo's Digital Pencil, for my card, such a happy chappy!!  My patchwork was made with a Die-Versions hexagonal die set, the papers are from First Edition, and the sentiment is Stampin Up!!
We're being sponsored this week by Little Claire Designs with some yummy new papers which tie in with our theme perfectly!!

Little Claire

Little Claire Designs - Quirky Quilts paper pack
My teamies have made some fabulous cards to inspire you, check them out here, then come along and join in our challenge!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 24 September 2015

New Home card

A non-colouring card from me today, which is quite nice sometimes and a bit quicker too!!
My daughter and her partner, Harry, have just moved in together, getting ready for their special delivery next March!!  So this is the card  I made as they start their new lives together!!  So happy for them and proud too of how they've sorted out their fab new home.
I love this house set from Leabilities - you get three different houses, a mountain peak  and a rolling hills die which I've used in the frame.
The sentiment and heart die cuts are both from Marianne designs as follows:
New Home Die - CR1314
Hearts Punch Die - CR1322
And the flowers were a bargain at a Craft Cupboard Clearout event I went to last weekend!  Only one card making stall, but boy were there some goodies to buy!!

It's the hubster's birthday tomorrow, hopefully the weather will be kind as we're planning a walk and lunch out somewhere!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 17 September 2015

September Blog Hop with Mo's Dream Team - Anything But a Card!!

Yep, it's September, people, and the third Thursday in the month, which not only means that it's time for our monthly blog hop over on Mo's Dream Team, but also that Christmas is-a-coming!!   Kaly's blog is the beginning of the hop, and also  from where you should  have hopped to me!  I know that Kaly would have had something quite wonderful to share with you!

As our theme is Anything But a Card, I've gone with a little Christmas decoration using one of Mo's gorgeous Elf images from the dual image set, North Pole Employees - a firm favourite of mine for Christmas makes!
I cut some rosettes with a Tim Holtz Alteration Strip die, punched some holes in the bottom layer to dangle some jingle bells from and used an old cotton reel with some Baker's twine to make the base of my tree.  My little employee then topped my tree off!  Simples.  I did cut my rosettes slightly shorter each time (from Stampin Up Christmassy papers) to get cone shape for my tree.
I did struggle to get good pictures (probably shouldn't have left it until 10:00 at night to take them!!) You might just be able to make out the glitter on his fur trim and bauble on his hat. Otherwise, I coloured him with my Promarkers and a few Flexmarkers.

As you can see in this pic, I tried to stage it a bit with some pine cones but it proved too difficult to get a really good picture.  It's a liitle wonky too but I kinda like that!
Right, now it's time for me to send you on to the blog of my lovely  matey, Debby.  Don't forget to leave a comment on each post as you could be the lucky winner of a $5 dollar voucher to spend in Mo's Digital Pencil!
Happy Hopping!!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Passion for Promarkers With all the Trimmings

Hi Folks, we have a new challenge starting today over at a Passion for Promarkers, with a theme of All The Trimmings as chosen by our fabby Nic. 
I've used this gorgeous Mo Manning digi image, Nurse - just click on the link to take you to it in Mo's Digital Pencil.  I've also managed to join in with a challenge as I've followed this week's sketch over at Sketch Saturday - nice one, I'll think you'll agree.
The papers are from Teresa Collins and then you may have spotted, lots of lovely medical related dies to match Miss Nursey, all from Marianne Designs as below:

Oval Frame die from Pop Up Die set - LR0371
Hospital Die set - LR0362
Doctor's Die Set - LR0363
Get Well Soon Die-  CR1318

Our sponsors this week are Polkadoodles and they've got two gorgeous digi images lined up for the lucky winner of our challenge at PFP.
Also, nip on over to PFP HQ to share some love with my fellow PFP teamies!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Wishing for Snow ..... just not quite yet!!

I think I must sound like a stuck record sometimes but isn't this another gorgeous Mo image - called Wishing for Snow, and there is also a male version available here.
I've coloured her with my Promarkers and matched my colours with some fab Marianne papers - full list of Marianne products below:

Pretty Paper Blocs by Eline's - Let it Snow
Skates - LR0247
Knitting embossing folder and matching die - DF3418

The sentiments are a stamp and die combo from Paper Trey Ink and the rest is from stash. 
Happy Thursday!!


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Passion for Promarkers and Mo's Digital Pencil

White Rabbits everyone - 1st September -eeeekkk!  Where has the summer gone?  The hubster and I did a Wainwright Walk yesterday up Burn Bank at the back of Loweswater here in the Lake District.  It was spectacular as the weather was good and they were paragliding off the top of the fell.  However, I was absolutely shattered, just had no energy at all.  Couple of pictures to share below.

I think I should have chosen to get a boat out on the lake rather than walking up the fell just like this chappy below.  This was for my son's birthday last week who loves fishing up here and funnily enough caught a couple of trout today so that's tea sorted tomorrow! 
Forms of travel or transport are our theme for this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers chosen by our lovely Marie!  The image is called Fishing (funnily enough) and is from Mo's Digital Pencil and can be found here in Mo's online store. 
I love the little haversack button and fishes that I managed to find in my stash!
My papers are from Webster's pages and the Happy Days sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.
The gone fishing sign is from a really ancient Flipping Men set that I bought years ago because it was so cheap!! 
Well that's all from me folks apart from just to say that our sponsors are the fabulous Letraset with a 12 pack of Promarkers as the prize!

Oh and don't forget to check out the fab makes of my PFP teamies here!
Tight Lines!!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

I forgot colouring competition and collaboration over on Face Book

Have you seen the collaboration and colouring competion going over on Face book between Mo's Digital Pencil and Passionate Paper Creations.  You can get this fab I Forgot image from Mo here for only $1 while the competition is going on over this weekend  - click the  link here to take you to the  competition!

I used my Promarkers to colour my image using Petrol Green, Twilight Sky, Grey Green and Tea Green taking my colour scheme from these fab First Edition Animal Antics papers. 
As you can see I've gone for a baby card with this image, perfect, I think!  Lots of Marianne dies and products  too as follows:
Baby sentiment and Diaper pin - LR0217
Stork Delivey - COL1381
Stitched Circle Die - CR1248
Basic Round Circle Die Set CR1331
The teeny safety pins are also from Marianne Designs.

I also used a really cute animal parade die from Die-versions and a little elephant charm that I found when I was looking for something else entirely!!
Do check out the rest of the fab inspirational makes from Mo's  DT members and then come and join in yourself!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 20 August 2015

August Blog Hop at Mo's Digital Pencil - Teenagers is our theme.

We're hopping today at Mo's Dream Team and our theme of Teenagers has been chosen by our lovely Anneke which is also where you should  have started from.  Otherwise you should have hopped over to me from Gretha's blog where she has shared something amazing with you I'm sure!
For my teen card I've used Teen Witch dreaming of her latest crush instead of sweeping up those cobwebs!! You can find Teen Witch here and her dreamboat, Come Hither, here.
My papers are from a Recollections 12x12 pad and the frame is cut with a Spellbinders die, and then I used lots of Memory Box spider's web dies and a Lili of the Valley sentiment.
A couple of close ups of Teen Witch and her love interest!

And a sideways view! 
Your next stop on the hop is over to my fab friend, Debby's blog - don't forget to leave a comment on each of the team posts as you could win a lovely $5 voucher to spend online in Mo's Digital Pencil. The full list of the hop is below should you need it!

Happy Hopping. 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

PFP and a fab sketch

Really running behind today, sorry!  This is my card for our new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and we have a brilliant sketch for you this week, designed by our very own Lou!
Challenge 310 - sketch
I've wanted to use this Mo Manning image, After The Fall, for ages as I just love Humpty Dumpty!!  Lucky for me, he fitted into Lou's sketch perfectly!  Before the Fall is also available here!

I decided that he was a duck egg which fitted the colours of my chosen papers by Fancy Pants perfectly!  I've also used some wonderful dies from Marianne Designs to help Humpty get better, as follows:
Plasters from Hospital set - LR0362 - of course they had to blue for Humpty!
Gladstone Bag from Doctors set - LR0363 - My tip is to use these with white core card, so that you can sand the die cuts to see the definition of the dies.
Bricks - DF3403 - Die and embossing folder set
Get Well Soon Die - CR1318
Heart in corner - from Project NL Blue and Grey set.

The ric rac and brad is from stash

We are very lucky to have 2 generous sponsors this week.  Firstly we have DigiStamp Boutique who are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in the online store.
DigiStamp Boutique logo
Our second sponsor is Letraset who are offering one lucky winner a Promarker Collectors set (6 pack) in pastel tones. 
Don't forget to pop over to the PFP Challenge blog and leave some love on the gorgeous makes of my teamies.
Right, gardening and housework it is now:(
Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 14 August 2015

A Christmas Fawn

We have had two glorious days up here in the Lake District which was perfect for a visit from my OH's cousin, Paul and his family.  So lovely to see them and enjoy an afternoon in the garden with them.
Today is wet and cold, so better weather for crafting and making Christmas cards!  
I made this with an image called Young Deer from a new company selling digi images for us crafters, Fabrika Fantasy - just click on the link to visit their site.
I love this deer image with the rather cheeky expression, and thought these Papers from Marianne Designs suited him perfectly. My full list of Marianne products are shown after the next image.

Pretty Paper Blocs by Eline's - Let it Snow
Mushrooms Dies - New out and absolutely love them! -  LR0372
Tiny's Pinetrees - CR1287
Tiny's Winter Village - CR1288
Icicle Border - LR0135
The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and the label is from Spellbinders, with everything else from stash.
Christmas is coming and are you ready?!!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 10 August 2015

A rejected 50th!!

I love this slightly bemused looking image from Mo's Digital Pencil - he's called Introducing Oskar and can be found here in Mo's store.  I thought he would be perfect for a 50th birthday card for my BIL - Happy Birthday Alex - but my husband decided it wasn't quite good enough for his little Bro! How very rude!!  So I told him to make one himself then but he couldn't use any of my stash!!  
The papers are My Mind's Eye  and the sentiments are from Stampin Up and Lili of the Valley.
Oh and the Fab 50s die arrived very fortuitously on the day I was making my card from the Ellison online sale.
Let me know if you think I was right to take umbrage at my OH's rejection!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Summer Lovin at PFP

Today's card is for our new Summer Loving themed challenge at A Passion for Promarkers as chosen by our lovely Lisa.  So you can have anything 'lovey' on your make - maybe an anniversary, wedding, engagement - the possibilities are endless!
Me, I've just gone with straight and simple love, using this gorgeous Owl Moon digi image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  To be honest, this is an image that I've overlooked in my ever expanding Mo stash, and I think that's such a shame as it really is a little beauty and a joy to colour!
I took my colours from this scrummy My Mind's Eye paper then added a new Marianne Star  XL die (LR0369) and a Memory box die for the twig frame, which I cut several times to make it large enough to go round my image.

The sentiment is from Lili of The Valley and the rest of the embellies are from stash.

Our fab sponsors this week are Polka Doodles who are offering the following two just gorgeous images to this week's lucky winner.
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Don't forget to check out the stunning makes of my teamies here at PFP HQ and then come and share your wonderful creations with us in the challenge - just remember to use your Promarkers or other Letraset colouring products.
Happy Tuesday!