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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!

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Christmas Card with new Marianne goodies

Some yummy new Marianne goodies arrived in the post recently, including some rather lovely Christmas goodies such as this bunny topper and some fab papers.  I love the vintage theme of the images and added some vintage threaded lace and frantage to enhance that vintage feel.  The full list of Marianne products that I used are below:

Mattie's Winter White Toppers - only 89p a sheet here at Crafts U Love!
Basic Round Die Set - CR1331
Regency Folder and Die Set - DF3415
Tiny's Pine Cones - LR0286
Poinsettia Flower - LR0121
Victorian Christmas Papers - PK9125

The sentiment is from PTI and the little wooden bunny is from stash.
Not long till Christmas folks!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 27 July 2015

Mo's Bake Me a Cake and new Marianne Die

Morning from a cold and miserable day in the Lakes!  DD no 3 has just arrived with three friends to camp out for the week, but they're currently taking refuge in the conservatory as the weather is so pants!  British Summertime eh!
On to today's card and this is the yummy Bake Me a Cake from Mo's Digital Pencil. And I just had to use this new pop-up card die from Marianne Designs.  I love the design of the oval frames that come with it too!  And of course, my utensil dies and little pan holder are just perfect accessories for my theme.  Details of my Marianne Dies below:

Oval and Pop Up Die set - LR0371
Utensil Set - CR1247
A little close up below of the whisk, spatula and oven pad along with the pretty doily papers from Dovecraft.

And a side view showing the popped-up image and the Lili of the Valley sentiment matted onto a Cheery Lynn doily die cut.

Think I might need to go and put socks and a jumper on, it's so chilly here!  
Keep warm folks!
Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 24 July 2015

Happy 21st with Marianne Dies amongst others!

Morning - a little bit of sunshine here today, so taking our friends to Grasmere and a drive around the Langdales.  Today's card was from a another visit from my nephew, Lucas, who was 21 last month.  I thought it would be nice to make his 21st card from this picture I took of him up a tree overlooking Crummock.  The papers are Kaisercraft Limecraft  and match the Lake District colours and texture  perfectly!  
The new selection of photography themed die/stamp combos from Marianne were also perfect - details below:
Filmstrip - COL1390
Photoframes - COL1388

The hearts are cut with some new Tim Holtz dies, as is the celluloid strip with everything else from stash.

Just off out now for a nice pub dinner!  Enjoy your evening!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Flower Challenge at Passion for Promarkers

Hello peeps!  We have a new challenge starting today at Passion For Promarkers and it's also my turn to choose the theme, so I've gone with flowers- nice and easy, right?  I've picked this gorgeous Paperbabe Digi image called MayLeeDee in Wonderland.  I'm a big fan of Kim's range but have only just found the time to use this little lovely.  Check on the link to find her in Kim's Etsy store.

I picked my colour scheme from the Lili of the Valley paper Pad I was using - Timeless Victorian.  
I've used the following Marianne Designs Dies:

Basic Round Die Set- CR1334
Anja Rose Border - LR0212

The blue flowers are actually some gorgeous vintage buttons that I found on a vintage sewing stall at Woolfest here in Cumbria last month- they are soooo pretty.  The purple ric-rac is also vintage but has been in my stash a while.  The little tag and sentiment are PTI and the rest of my flowers are from stash.
My fabulous teamies at PFP have done me proud and have made some wonderful floral creations to share with you - check them out here.
Our sponsor for this challenge is DigiStamp Boutique and they're offering a lush £10 voucher to the lucky winner of our challenge.

Have a great week!

Big Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 16 July 2015

It's July Hop time at Mo's Dream Team

Yep, the summer is moving along way too fast, can't believe we're already in July!  But it's the third Thursday in the month so it's time to have our monthly hop at Mo's Dream Team HQ and we have a great photo inspiration for this month- delicious summer drinks by the looks!  Vili is the hostess with the mostest this month so hopefully that is where you should have started. Otherwise you should have hopped over to me from our fabulous Gretha's blog.

I've chosen one of Mo's newest images, Look Out Summer- such a fun image!
I've coloured her with my Promarkers and teamed her up with some Basic Grey Papers and a few Marianne Dies as follows:
Butterfly - LR0153
Flower Flourish - LR0249
Anja Vintage Edge - LR0269
Wicker Beach Chair - LR0364
Confetti Die Set - LR0342
Paper Flower

Your next stop on the hop is over to our fabby Debby's blog but the full order is below should you get lost along the way!
As always, make sure you leave a comment on every blog as hidden on two of the blogs are two $5 dollar vouchers to spend in Mo's Store.  And, your pennies will go even further as Mo currently has her fantastic, Hot Summer Sale on, with 20% off all your order including a wonderful range of new images!! Just enter the code SUMMERDAYS when making your purchase to get your discount!!
That's all for now folks, happy hopping!!

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Mo's Digital Pencil Hot Summer Sale - 20% off and new images!!

Hiya - just popping in to share the news about the Hot Summer Sale over at Mo's Digital Pencil!  You can get 20% off your order by using the code SUMMERDAYS when you check out.  And not only is this a chance to grab some of those images on your wish list but also to grab some brand, spanking new images at a great price!  My card, is made with HUG,  just one of the new batch of gorgeousness!

I took my black and white theme from  some Marianne papers Noir and Blanc.
I also added in some Glitz papers as I liked the swirly pattern that matches my Tim Holtz Heart die cuts. (The together is also a Tim Holtz die). Here's a full list of all my  Marianne Design products:

Marianne Papers - Noir and Blanc - PK9103
Rolled Rose Flower - LR0162
Petra's Birds Frame - LR0351
Hearts Punch Die - CR1322
Adhesive Gems
Happy Shopping!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Mo Flowers 4U

Another Mo card from me today using this little Cutie -  Flowers 4U.
I've cut my card shape with a die set which makes life very easy and then cut my image with Labels 18 dies which was a wonderful present amongst many other wonderful presents for my birthday from best matey, Lesley. The papers are from Marianne Designs Pretty Paper Bloc pad, Belle Fleur,as is the Anja Vintage  Frame almost hidden at the bottom of my card (catalogue no LR0272).

The sentiment is from Stampin Up and the little watering can is from an Impression Obsession die.  The flower pot was cut with a really ancient Quickutz die.
Seam binding, buttons and twine are all from stash.
Nearly the weekend everyone!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Fancy - Passion for Promarkers and Mo's Digital Pencil

Today we have a new challenge starting today at A Passion for Promarkers with a lovely theme of Fancy chosen by my lovely teamie Eileen. And really all that means is adding a touch of sparkle, or some ribbons or dies maybe.  Just up my street!  I pulled out an older Mo Manning image that I've not used in a while - Melia On Her Shell Phone - such a gorgeous image! 
I picked out some Webster's Pages nautical themed papers and then raided my Marianne Dies to finish off my under-the-sea theme.  They are as follows:

 Leafy Vines - these are from  are from the Leaves Design Folder/Die combo DF3414
Lighthouse- LR0231
Anchor and Starfish - Seaside LR0232
Christmas Leaves-(as I thought they looked like seaweed) - LR0245

I've added some Liquid Pearl and Stickles fr a little sparkle and finished off with some ric-rac ribbon and resin flowers from my stash. 
We have two brill sponsors for this week which means two brill prizes!:

Little Claire Designs 

anda  Letraset prize of a pack of 6 Rich Tone Promarkers.

Don't forget to take a peek at the gorgeous makes from my PFP teamies here and then come a share your Fancy makes with us at Passion for Promarkers.
Have a great week.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

CAS Tim Holtz Crazy Birds with Jofy Stamps

Something a little bit different from me today - I have fallen in love with Tim Holtz's Crazy Bird stamps and made this card for my bird-loving Dad for Father's Day.  I've teamed it up with these brilliant Jofy Stamps (Jofy 24) from Paper Artsy and think they are a perfect match of style!  As you can see, my card is also very CAS which these stamps lend themselves too.  And because that is the theme of the new challenge starting today over at a Passion For Promarkers, just not my team's week - what a bird brain I am duh!!  Still hop on over there and join in the fun!!

I'll have a couple more cards made with these stamps to show you soon as I've fallen in love with them - especially great for those tricky male cards.

 I hear it's rather hot down south today, sadly not so up here yet!  But enjoy if you can!
Hugs, Juliexx