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Monday, 22 January 2018

More Marianne loveliness

I started making this card the same time as my previous hence the similar colours.  This time I used some poinsettia dies to mirror the lily in the picture.

And now for a full list of Marianne Goodies used

Anja's Ornamental Border Die and Embossing Folder - DF3443 NEW
Twine Circle Die - CR1414
Flowers - LR0121
Flourish - LR0150
Tiny's Fern Leaves Die - LR0403
Leaves/Flower Dies - LR0229/LR0150
 Mattie's Mooiste Lilies Decoupage - MB0171

The pears and the cabochon flower are from stash.

Have a good week folks,

Hugs Juliexx

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Marianne Designs January release products

Hello folks - it's my turn to hop on the Marianne Inspiration blog and share my card using mostly some of the gorgeous new Marianne goodies that are in the January 18 release.

It's rather appropriate as I have spent the last few days sorting out my Marianne stuff and cataloguing it so I know what I have!  This includes searching through the internet trying to determine which sets all the loose pieces of design paper I have come from!  I have also purchased some clear insert folders and labeled them with the name and catalogue number of the papers so I can quickly find the details for future posts!!  Sad or what -  hubby certainly thinks so -  but I have enjoyed it and it was long overdue!!
I love these new floral images from the decoupage range, such soft, pretty colours and drawings and so useful when you don't do colouring or don't have time!! 

The hydrangea layering stamps (below) were also made for these images!!

For my little sentiment, I carefully inked just the Love and Kisses from a longer sentiment from the new Wedding Sentiments set - always nice to  use your stash outside of the expected.

And here is a complete list of all the Marianne items I used.  I particularly love the large lace panel in the new release!

Lace panel – LR0507 - NEW
Die from Deluxe Design Folder Set – DF3443 - NEW
Partial Sentiment from Wedding Sentiments set – CS0999 -NEW
Circular Frame and Bow Die – CR1414
Tiny’s Layering Hydrangea Stamps – TC0854
Lavender Die – LR0157
Paper – Sweet Romance PK9153 - NEW
Decoupage – MB0170 - NEW

Today, I intend to carry on crafting and make something!

Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 19 January 2018

Sneak Peek of my cards using Mo's Digital Pencil images in Making Cards Magazine Jan 18

I'm thrilled to have three projects in this month's edition of Making Cards Magazine here in the UK.  I've used three of Mo Manning's digital images for Valentine's cards!  I struggle to get a copy here in Cumbria so I've just subscribed to their great offer of your first five copies for £5 here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Something New

It's time for a new challenge at PFP with a great theme of Something New chosen by our lovely Nic.  My new is the New Home that my card is being sent to!!  The digi image is also new to me  and is from this week's sponsor Little Miss Muffet Stamps and perfect for new home cards!

Of course there is a list of Marianne goodies used as below.

Marianne Products Used

Garden Party Papers - PK9108
Frame Die - LR0425
Heart tag from Big/Little Tag Set - CR1353
Flower Corner - LR0428
Rolled Flowers - LR0256
Sentiment stamp - COL1333

As I mentioned. Little Miss Muffet are sponsoring us this week with a fab voucher to spend in their store.

Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Check out the rest of the teams fab makes here then come and join in the challenge!!

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Pretty Purse Mo Manning and Marianne - my favourite Ms!!!! (Apart from my Em!)

This is such a gorgeous image from Mo and now that Christmas is over I've found some time to make a proper girly card with her - she's called Pretty Purse and can be found here in Mo's store. I've also just received my yummy January goodies from Marianne Designs so have used lots of those too.
Now, as part of my DT pack from Marianne, I received a sheet of this fabulous Roses paper from their Sweet Romance pack - so I only had one sheet!  I normally tend to stick things down as I go along and sometimes regret it as  it prevents me from doing something else!  So, this time, I thought, don't stick it down yet, don't stick it down yet and I didn't and placed my centre panel using this single sheet of rose  to one side.  Carrying on I felt the insides of the side panels needed matting, so hunted amongst the mess on my workspace to find a piece of the pink card I was using for matting.  Duly found it and cut one piece with the wavy edge ........and then turned it over to find it was the piece of card with my ONE piece of roses paper!!  Now if I'd stuck it down as I usually do........!
So I had to use ribbon and the wavy die from the set I was using to cover up!
Anyway, here is a full list of the Marianne goodies I used, including this fabulous and new rose bouquet die which I just love!

Marianne Products used:

Sweet Romance Papers - PK9153 (new)
Anja's Ornamental Border Design Folder/Die combo - DF3443 (new)
Frame Die - LR0371
Mirror Die - LR0321
Rose Boquet Die  LR0505 (new)

The sentiment is PTI and cut with a Stampin Up punch.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Something new (Dies, Papers, Image)
Seize The Birthday  - Anything Goes (with Birthdays!)
Simon Says Wednesdays - Patterned Paper (Yes, my one piece!!)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Happy Birthday to our Beautiful Em!

It's our gorgeous Em's 23rd birthday today and as she is an artist, I always feel I have to up my game and do something a bit arty for her card!
Lucky for me that Marianne Designs have just brought out some mixed media products  including some splodgy stamps (technical term!) and some stencils so I mixed them up with some older stamps and created this.
The image is a beautiful stamp from Character Construction - I think I've found a new obsession!- and perfect for mixed media projects.

For the background I used one of Marianne's new stencils which I felt looked a little like a tangle of trees in a forest and sponged Distress Oxide ink through. I then splodged some DO inks with some dotty stamps to make it look like a carpet of flowers.  I then gave the panel a mist of water so that the DOs could do their magic! 

For the dress and butterflies, I used a variety of splodgy stamps including two of their new ones (deets below), some older sets and I used their firework burst stamps to make them look like flowers.
I stamped the character image  and butterflies onto the panel and cut out the dress, stamped her face and arms and coloured them with Promarkers. I then stamped the images onto the background panel and layered up the separate parts to complete the image.  Similar with the butterflies.

Here is the full list of Marianne Design Products:

Stencil - PS8003 (NEW!)
Texture Stamps - MM1615/1616 (NEW!)
Butterfly stamp set - CS0927
Fireworks stamp set - TC0845
Eline's Brush stamp set  - EC0162
Background stamps - CS0977
Brush die - COL1375 (actually an old nib pen for ink but looks like a brush!)

The Art and sentiment dies are from Visible Image.

Can't sign off without sharing a pic of our gorgeous girl at Christmas!!

Happy Birthday Pickle!!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Everybody Art - Latest Purchase - Character Construction stamp and Marianne Mixed Media 
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Something New - Marianne  and Character Construction stamp
Two Sisters on the Blog  - Something Vintage
House of Cards - Mixed Media
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something New- Character Construction and Marianne Stamps

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Happy Birthday to You!!

I just love the new piano die from Marianne Designs - it makes such a statement card!  I've teamed it with Marianne papers and also one of their layering stamps - a rose of course!  ( I used Stamping up ink pads).
It's great  because it's dimensional too and you can have the lid of the piano raised held in place by a proper lid- holder upper (technical musical term!).
I also used a Memory Box musical score die and the sentiment is from an old stamp which has a pen nib as part of the design but I just didn't stamp that bit - perfect for a muscial themed card!!

The full list of Marianne Products used is below:

Grand Piano die - LR0501
Tiny's Layering Roses Stamp - TC0855
Nostalgia Paper  Bloc - PK9074

It's supposed to be a lovely clear day here in the Lakes so hubby and I are hoping to a little fell walking - hope it's not too cold!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Paperbabe Angels

Still a little in Christmas mode - these are a few pics of the angels that I made before Christmas using Paperbabe Stamps and MDF Substrates.  I so enjoyed making them and you can have all sorts of different combos for the hair/wings/clothing depending on the stamp choices you make and the substrate base you use.  It takes a little while to understand the bits you need to mask when stamping the mdf but Kim does a brilliant tutorial here to help you.
I coloured them with Prismas and Polychromos and then added frantage for the stars and glitter, and also on the halos!

Just a few pics of the various colours I made them in.

I then sprayed them with acrylic varnish to seal them.

I am quickly going to add them into the latest Paperbabe challenge which is Anything Goes!  And don't forget that the stamps don't have to be used on the substrates - they can be used to make cards or 2D projects!!

All our decorations are down now and safely stored away in the attic!  However, I'm not putting my christmas craft things away as I'm determined to make at least one Christmas card each week this year and also start on my Christmas projects much earlier!!  

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Make it Digital - Passion for Promarkers new year challenge

Well, after our month long Christmas challenge at Passion for Promarkers we have a new challenge starting today with a favourite theme of mine - use digital stamps  or sentiments.  Love Digital stamps!!  Love Mo Manning Digital Stamps even more and this is her newest!!  He's called Christmased and comes separately from the present and packaging as well as premerged!
I've used him as a congratulations card for a dear friend who has just become a Grandmother - on Christmas Eve - so the perfect Christmas present really!  The papers are Prima, the sentiment is from an Altnew set and the big luscious bow is from Marianne Designs - LR0447 is the catalogue number.

Check out the makes of my teamies here and then come and join in the challenge, we'd love to see you!  And don't forget to check out the PFP challenge blog later to see the winners of the bumper load of prizes we had for our Christmas challenge.

Hugs, Julie

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Woodware Baubles

I loved this stamp from Woodware,not least because it isn't just a Christmas stamp - if you turn it upside down it can be a birthday card with balloons!!  Anyway, I made a few in different colours for Christmas - my colouring wasn't great really but I liked the finished cards- the sentiment comes with too.

Have a great weekend


Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Christmas with Marianne Designs

I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas, we did, despite illness and leaking showers, and not enough time in the day!  This is another set of cards that I made using the stunning Christmas sets from Marianne this year.  Get them for next year if you can- I'll be using them again for sure!

Here's the full list of items just to help you along!!

Christmas stamp and die set - KJ1719
Snowflake Corner Die - LR0497
Gift Wrapping Twigs and Twine Stamp and Die set - KJ1715
Ice Crystals Border Die - LR0486 
Papers - Mostly Berry Christmas PB7053

That's all for now - having a quiet day before heading to our daughter's for a Christmas quizzy evening that had to be postponed as Violet was so ill before Crimbo!  A lot of it about so I wish you well if you've been sufferingxx

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Santa on Roof

I think this will be my last card to share before Christmas and what better way to end the year with Santa and his bag of presents!!  He is from Mo's Digital Pencil and called Santa on Roof

Coloured with my Promarkers as always and then teamed up with some fabulous Marianne Dies -including the stunning embossed moon, full details below:

Marianne Products
Embossed Moon Die - LR0500
Celestial Stars from Embossing Folder and Die -  DF3439
Fir Tree embossing folder - DF3430
Fir Tree papers - from Apres Ski pad - PK9142
Winter Wonderland Sentiment Die - CR1347

I've still loads to do before Santa finds his way here but nearly there!!

Happy Christmas Everyone!
Hugs Julie

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Owl Moon

I thought this image would be just perfect for a couple who are celebrating their first Christmas in wedded bliss!  It is of course a gorgeous Mo Manning image - Owl Moon,

I coloured it with my Promarkers but kept it quite simple as the image is so the focal point.  Just a little Marianne cobweb circular die to frame it - LR0430.

Off now to do some last minute shopping then it's all about the wrapping this afternoon!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 15 December 2017

Marianne Designs Winter Window

Hi folks, this is my card that has just been posted on the Marianne Inspiration blog using lots of new Marianne dies and papers.  You can find full details of how to make it here.

Here is a list of all the Marianne products I used:

Window Die - CR1286
Curtains Die set - LR0502 - New!
Candle Bridge  Die - CR1427 New!
Envelope Die - CR1211
Holly Die - LR0244
Mistletoe Stamp and Die from KJ1715 New!
Bow from Bell die set - CR1343
Sentiment stamp - CS0980
Papers - Royal Christmas paper bloc New!
Snow scene from Decoupage set

Have a lovely weekend.