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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Big Splodge stamp

Quickly sharing a card using this fabulous splodgy stamp from Visible Image- it works so well with your distress oxides.  The Fairy on the Toadstool is also  Visible Image with a few flora stamps from Lavinia Stamps thrown in,  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Have a great weekend everyone. 


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Passion for Promarkers Hip to Be Square Challenge

Morning Blogland!  It's a little cooler here in Cumbria which makes a nice change but still no rain and we need it!! (Can't believe I'm saying that!)

Today's card is for the new challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers with a great theme of Hip to Be Square as chosen by our lovely Lisa- so anything on your card that shows a square or even just a square card!!  I needed to add to my stock of male cards so made this using a fabulous image from Mo's Digital Pencil - He's Still Got It! And he comes with the sentiment!
I've used the Basic Shapes Wonky Squares Die from Marianne Designs and my papers are also Marianne - full deets below:

Basic Shapes Wonky Squares Die - CR1375
Sea Breeze Papers (Blue cross hatch) - PK9156
Dark Vintage Papers  (Happy Birthday) - PK9082
Just for Men - (Moustache) - PK9129

The wooden shapes and sequins are from my stash.

Our generous sponsor this week is Uniko stamps and they are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set (which must be in stock) from their online store.

Don't forget to check out the fabulous makes from my teamies here at PFP HQ.
Happy Tuesday!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Going Up Boy

Today's card is made with Going Up Boy from Mo's Digital Pencil - it also comes in a girl version here.
I think it maybe one of Mo's retiring images but looks like it's still up in the shop so grab it quick!!

I made my tent with papers from Marianne Designs and I added the pelmet using a die that comes with a Marianne Die set for curtains - details below.

Marianne Aqua Papers - PK9147
Marianne Sea Breeze Papers - PK9156
Curtain Die set - LR0502

The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink

Friday, 6 July 2018

Lili of The Valley Polka Dots Baby

I couldn't resist this new digi image from Lili of The Valley when it came out recently!   He/She is called Polka Dots and is such a sweetie.  I know loads of littluns who have had a snuggle bunny too so extra cute!!
I've coloured the image with my Promarkers and added some white gel pen to the polka dotsto make them pop.
My papers are First Edition, the sentiment is Inkadinkadoo.  The little babygros are Memory Box but can't remember who the animal border die is by!  Of course, I do know that that Baby Fawn is Marianne - COL1401.

We have our Violet this afternoon for Nanny and Grandad time, so need to do a few jobs first.
At least it's Friday- happy weekend everyone!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Weather Challenge

Well, who would have thought we'd be in the middle of a heatwave when I chose our Weather themed challenge for Passion for Promarkers many months ago! I thought my card would be more representative of the weather for June!

Anyway, I've used an exploding box die from Marianne Designs for my card, along with the fabulous Splash from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I used her as she reminded me of our little Violet who loves jumping in a muddy puddle!!  Not just any old puddle, a muddy puddle!  (I think it's from Peppa Pig!!)
The papers are from Tonic Studios and the Umbrella is a Memory Box die - everything else is from Marianne - full list below.  I also added some glossy accents to her her coat, boots and hat! Oh and I do love the splash die which comes with a dolphin and a ball!

Marianne Products Used:

Exploding Box Die set (includes balloon dies) - CR1433
Splashes Die - LR0332
Trees Die - LR0370
Fir Tree Die -LR0378
Tree Line Die - LR0524
Clouds and Sun Dies from Trifold set - CR1402
Sentiment Stamp - KJ1714

Our sponsors this  week are Di's Digi Stamps with a $12 voucher up for grabs - yummy!!

Di's Digital Stamps

Don't forget to check out the awesome makes of my fabulous teamies at Passion for Promarkers  and then come and join in the challenge - I cannot wait to see your makes!

Hugs, Juliexxx

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Mo's Suso

This has to be one of my favourite images from Mo's Digital Pencil - Suso - I love the expression on her face!  She also reminds me of our little Violet who loves talking to ants and woodlice telling them they're her best friends (just before she squashes them!!).

I let Suso as she is called do the talking here and didn't use any dies or embellies really apart from the papers and cut out bits that were part of the pad.  The sentiment is great and comes with the image.

Think it's going to be a scorcher here today - we have the gorgeous Violet for  a bit this morning, and then I might go to Woolfest here in Cockermouth in the afternoon!!

Enjoy your Weekend!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Marianne New June 18 products

Today's card is one I made for the Marianne Inspiration Blog (which you can find here) using the latest June releases, along with a few older dies.

I have to say, I love the fence die - such a great style and I'm sure I'll use it loads.  I also love the signpost and again will get lots of use from it.  A full list of all the products I've used are below.

Sea Breeze Papers - PK9156 NEW
Silence 2 Decoupage Sheet - EWK1257
Sign Post - LR0535 NEW
Fence - CR1441 NEW
Wave border - CR1442 NEW
Beach Sentiment Stamp Set - CS1007 NEW
Shell Embossing Folder - DF3448
Adirondack Chair - LR0424
Shells- CR1363
Bendy Card Frame Die Set - CR1402

There is a more detailed breakdown of how I made the card on the Marianne site, although it's in Dutch so you may need to translate!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Our Fabulous Holly!

Our Holly was 30 last month - eek- and she has recently started a pop-up market stall with her friend, selling pantry staples and cleaning products that aren't wrapped in plastic.  So you take all your jars, containers and bottles and they refill them for you so you're not adding to the plastic pollution!  
So, I made this card using a load of dies and things I've had in my stash for ages but have barely used!!  Hubby made a few comments!!

The large sentiment is from Lili of The Valley, the Scales are Sizzix, and the small jars stamp, dies and sentiment combos are from PaperTrey Ink - Holly's business is called Goodness and Grain so I altered the sentiment on the small jar below!!  
The little plastic jar above ( not that it reflects their ethos!!) is from Jolee and the paper is from October Afternoon.

That's all for today, folks!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Kate from Mo's Digital Pencil

This has to be one of the simplest cards I've made in ages.  I love the paper so much that I didn't want to cover it with lots of layers and dies. and I think the image looks just perfect without any added fuss.  She is the gorgeous Kate from Mo's Digital Pencil, who by the way has a 35% off sale on a whole load of images that are being retired, so don't miss out - check them out here!!
The flowers and leaves stamps and dies below were a recent freebie from Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine,

We have our gorgeous Violet for a bit this morning, love her!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Passion for Promarkers Make It Manly!!

Our new challenge starting today over at Passion for Promarkers is all about the men, not a bad shout seeing as it's Father's Day here in the UK this coming Sunday.
I've used this cute image from our sponsor, Lacy Sunshine, and he's called Lil Lazy Gnome.
I teamed him up with some paper from a Fancy Pants pad called Park Bench and the sentiment comes from a Pebbles pad called Spring Fling.  
I cut the little circles out from the paper with a punch and then shaped them to look like card candi!

I didn't think I needed much else and always think I can't embellish a male card too much, so quite like the end result.

As I said, we're being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine who is offering the lucky winner three digi images of their choice!!

Lacy Sunshine

My teamies have made some wonderful cards for this week's challenge - check them out here and then come and join in !!

Have a great day!
Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 8 June 2018

Birthday Pig!

What's not to love about a piggy eating cake from the middle of the cake!!  This is Birthday Pig from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I kept the layout quite simple because the papers are so strong - NitWit papers from Lili of The Valley.

The sentiment comes with the image, so what could be simpler!!

Catch up soon!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Is it Autumn yet?

I know, I know, we've barely had summer here in the UK but May here in The Lake District has been truly glorious - I do wonder if that's it (SSSSSShhh!)
Anyway, the image is called Harvest Dance from Mo's Digital Pencil - I do hope I've not wished the summer away!
I cut out the image with a die from a Marianne set, and then used their fab spider's web edge die, some toadstools and a fab new wave border die that is out this month!  Full details below:

Wave border edge die - CR1442- NEW
Pierced edge circular die - LR0180
Web edge circular die - LR0430
Toadstools - LR0372

Have a great day!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 1 June 2018

Happy Summer with new Marianne Stamps

I finally found some time the other day to play with these gorgeous new floral stamp sets from Marianne Designs.  I sort of wanted to get a barge art effect when I started it out but it transformed into this!

I started with some dark chalk finish paper.  I stamped a variety of the stamps in Versamark and then added white embossing powder.  I tried a variety of different mediums to colour in the flowers and eventually settled on my Posca pens which gave this lovely, opaque, vibrant colour finish.
I then stamped the sentiment on another piece of the chalk paper and embossed it, then added a few more flowers (some of these are from the Marianne Make It Summer Stamp set from last year).

As you can see, I've not worried too much about colouring/shading or overspill of embossing powder as it all adds to the style!!

All the Marianne products I used are below (there is also a leafy set of these stamps in the same series!).

 Maker is Me Floral Stamps - KJ1722 - NEW!
Maker is Me Summer Sentiment Stamps  - KJ1714
Lace Edge Die - CR1414

I'm cleaning our holiday let this morning then I think it's Nanny duties pm while Holly carries on with her move!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Passion for Promarkers Anything Goes

I cannot believe that another week has flown by!  The weather has been so fabulous up here that I've not had much time for crafting- been in the garden and also looking after our gorgeous Violet whilst her Mum and Dad are busy preparing their new home to move into shortly.  
Still managed to sneak this make in quickly which is for our Anything Goes Challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers - always a popular theme, chosen by our lovely Sue!  As we're being sponsored by Dr Digi some of the team have been able to work with their images and mine is the brill image of Captain Thunderpants!!
Of course he's coloured with my Promarkers  and then I've used some stitched edge dies from Marianne, along with the Banner Letter dies - see below for Deets:

Stitched Rectangle Die Set - CR1390
Stitched Circle Die Set - CR1360
Banner Alphabet Die set - LR0340

Nick has managed to put his back out something chronic at the minute so he looks a bit like this hobbling about!!  I actually may have to go and mow the lawn today - eek!!

As above, our sponsor this week is Dr Digi Stamps who are offering the lucky winner two images of their choice.

Dr Digi's House of Stamps
Don't forget to check out the fab makes of my teamies here and also check back later to find out the lucky winners of our awesome list of prizes from our Anniversary challenge last week.

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 25 May 2018

Lavinia card and tile gift sets

I've been using my Lavinia stamps recently and made a few gift sets for my craft fair of a card and matching coaster - they do make lovely little gifts if people couldn't afford an expensive present!!

I used some Prima papers for the matt and the background on the card and my favourite Marianne frame die along with a Marianne flourish, deets below.  The sentiment is Lili of The Valley.

Marianne Goodies

Anja's Marque Frame Die - LR0483
Anja's Leaf Flourishes - LR0271

For the coaster below, I tried to print directly onto the tile but they weren't flat enough so stamp the image on tissue and used Mod Podge to stick it and seal it on the tile.

That's all for today!!

Hugs, Juliexx