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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

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Passion for Promarkers with Mo's Digital Pencil

We have a lovely theme of Rainbows for our new challenge at a Passion for Promarkers that starts today.  I knew that I had to use this new image from Mo's Digital Pencil, called Godmother. I love her and she reminds me of the good witch from The Wizard of Oz, so I word processed the sentiments to tie in with our theme and cut my little rainbow with an old QuickKutz die that has been in my stash from the start!
Of course, I coloured her with my Promarkers and used some lovely Marianne papers from the Garden Party Pad - this must be one of my most favourite colour combos. The tiny dazzlers and turquoise flowers are also by Marianne. 
My teamies over at PFP HQ have made some wonderful cards with our Rainbow theme so do pop on over to the challenge blog here to take a peek. Then, do come and join in our challenge as you could win two digis from Polkadoodles! 

Thursday, 18 June 2015

June Hop with Mo's Dream Team - It's Summer!!

Well, here we are in the middle of June, middle of the year, and should be in the middle of Summer here in the UK!  I'm not quite feeling the summer vibes so it's a good job we're injecting some Summer Fun into our cards for this month's blog hop.  It could be a summer image, summer colours or summer activities that you will see on the hop.  The theme this month was chosen by our lovely Alice and this is where you should have started.  Otherwise, hopefully you have hopped over to me from our gorgeous Gretha's blog and I know that both ladies would have had some awesome makes to share with you.  The full order of the hop is below if you need it.

On to my card, and I've gone with summer colours of bright oranges and peaches to showcase one of Mo's wonderful new images, Flower Jar.  I just love flowers in jars, so simple and yet so pretty and charming.
My papers are from Marianne Design and come from the Shabby Chic set - PK9121 and Old Press set PK9120.  I've also used a Marianne Design die for my window - Snowy Window CR1286 (without the snow, obviously!)  All these Marianne Design items are in stock right now here at Maddylisa Crafts.
The teeny jar sentiment and tag are from Stampin Up and the larger sentiment is from a Hero Arts set ( I believe) and stamped onto a Magnolia Doohickey tag die-cut. 
My other bits and pieces are from stash.  
Your next stop on the hop is over to my lovely friend, Debby's blog to see her wonderful make.
And while you're hopping, remember to leave a comment on each of the posts as you could be the lucky winner of one of two $5 vouchers to spend in Mo's Digital Pencil

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Mo's Digital Pencil New Image - Neighbors

Hi bloggers.  I'm back from a great, if hectic, week in London moving my girls around (and bringing one home for good- yayyyyy!), crafting with my lovely matey, Lesley, who was also my hostess for the week (thank you so much, you and Tom were fabulous!), and also visiting my  old work colleagues, old neighbours and all my Guildford based nieces and their yummy children.
As much as I loved it, I am so glad to be home and to see how wonderful the garden looks after just a week away.  (A few piccies at the end.)
Somehow, today's card seems rather appropriate which I've made using this wonderful new image, Neighbors, from Mo's Digital Pencil.  It rather reminds me of The Painted Ladies houses in San Fransisco, and I must admit to being nervous about all this colouring, but I really enjoyed it and am rather pleased with the result.

I kept my design quite simple because the image is so brightly coloured, as are my papers from Prima. So I just added a piece of ribbon and a button and a sentiment from PTI.
Thanks for popping by and here are a few pics of our garden in bloom!

Hugs, Juliexx 

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Male cards at Passion for Promarkers

Time for a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers HQ and our theme is to make one of those dreaded Male cards!!  I do struggle and even though my image is a boy, is it particularly masculine?  I dunno but I do love this LOTV image and the fence reminds me of our our gate and dry stone wall going onto the main garden.
The papers are My Mind's Eye, the sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink and the trees and little fence are from Marianne Designs as follows:
Horizon Trees - LR0355
Large Tree and fence part of Village Decoration Set Two - COL1383
Don't forget to hop over to the PFP Challenge Blog here to check out the wonderful makes of my teamies.  And, do come and join us in the challenge, Sassy Studio Designs are sponsoring us with 4 fab digis up for grabs!

Oooh and it's my 31st Wedding Anniversary today - Happy Anniversary Mr B!!!x