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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Blog Hop at Mo's Dream Team - Fall Colours and Images


Hello bloggers! Can you believe we're already near the end of September- and it was dark when I got up for work this morning!  Still it's lovely to see all the autumn colours and our lovely Alice has taken  inspiration from the season for our monthly blog hop over on Mo's Dream Team with a theme of Fall colours or images.
Hopefully you should have arrived here from Gretha's fabulous blog or you can start back at the beginning of the hop over at Alice's.
I've chosen the stunning Amanita for my card - LOVE her!!
Lots of die-cuts in use, including the Scarecrow from Frantic Stamper and a new Rosehip and Leaf die from Joanna Sheen.  I've also used more cheapy cheap cheap papers from our holiday in California last year.


Your next stop on the hop is over to the delightful Debby.  The full order of the hop is below- and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog as there are two $5 dollar vouchers hidden somewhere for you to win!!

AliceViliAlexandraAnneke, Kaly, GrethaJulieDebbyHeidy

Happy Hopping!
Juliexx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Digi challenge at PFP

There's a new challenge starting today over at  a Passion for Promarkers with a theme of using something digital - either your image or your papers!  Easy one for me as I love my digi images and the versatility they give you.  I've printed my image - Fortune Teller from Mo's Digital Pencil -  quite large scale, as I wanted it to take centre stage - she certainly does that!
The papers are from Recollection and were part of the mountain of paper that we brought back from California last year - I couldn't leave it behind - 12x12 pads for 4 dollars, about £2.50!
The flowers are cut with an EK Success punch and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

This week's fab theme has been chosen by our lovely Marie, and you can check our her gorgeous card, along with the rest of the DT cards here - hope they'll give you some inspiration!
And we're being sponsored by the fabulous Digi Stamp Boutique who are offering the lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in their store!

DigiStamp Boutique logo
Thanks for popping by!

Juliexxx

Monday, 15 September 2014

Sketch N Stash New Challenge

Eek - it's my last week at work!  Just where have the last three months gone?  Still not much further with our move either, but am looking forward to some time out - already got a week full of  stuff starting with Ally Pally on Sunday - anyone else going?
Back to today's card and it's for our new challenge over at Sketch N Stash using the sketch below.
We also have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge, as below.
Sponsor - Crafty Indivduals

Prize 

sponsor - My Creative Classroom
Prize online workshop

For my card, I've used a gorgeous digi image from All Dressed Up called All Dressed Up for Christmas and I've coloured her with my Promarkers, and added Frantage for a bit of glimmer and sparkle.
The sentiment is one of the new Christmas ones from Lili of the Valley and layered up on a Stampin Up bauble punch - I think that is my old item used from Stash. 
The teeny crackers are a Joanna Sheen die and then I've added lots of Frantage - Vintage Lilac and Aged Silver.
Hope you will find some time to come and play with us over the next fortnight and you can see the rest of the gorgeous DT makes here over at Sketch N Stash,
Have a great week.
Juliexx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Mo Merge Madness!




I've gone a bit nuts on merging images at the minute - I just love how you can do this and create a great scene out of two images - a real advantage of digital images.  For my card today, I merged two Mo Manning images from Mo's Digital Pencil - Sheep and Little Bo - an obvious merge but fun none the less!
Now, in some ways you may think that the perspective is out with my giant sheep but I rather like the irony of it that she still can't find her flock even if they are bigger than her!!  I've coloured my image with a mix of Promarkers, Trias and Shinhan Touch markers and added some flowers, Butterfly dies from Joanna Sheen and Joy craft.  The papers are from the Prima Madeline pad, the large picket fence is a Tim Holtz die and the small one a Memory Box die.  Finally, my sentiment is word-processed and cut with a Stampin Up punch. Oh and my sheep are from a new Joanna Sheen Christmas die - Shepherds.  (The little  sheep right by Little Bo's feet is a wooden one bought at a craft fair.

I think that might be done merging for a little while but  who knows!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Golden Wedding



This is the card I made for my husband's Aunt and Uncle, Vic and Vina, who celebrated their golden wedding over the weekend - 50 years, isn't that amazing - congratulations!!
My papers are from a Marianne pad, Vintage Rose, I think, then I've used a lot of Frantage, old lace and distressing so that it looked like it was 50 years old!!
I also decorated a box for it, one purchased from Tracy Payne some time ago, check them out here - she has two sizes to choose from and it makes it so easy to present your card as a keepsake.
I've used several dies, including a Sizzix doily die to frame the image, an Anja corner die by Marianne, and a heart die from Magnolia.  The photo stamp just peeking out by the angel is from Lili of the Valley and the little angel was a present from my daughter, Em, from when she travelled round Europe last year.
Huge congratulations  Vic and Vina!!
Juliexxx

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Passion for Promarkers - Back to School!




I cannot believe that we are at the start of September already and it's  back to school time!  However, it is and that's our theme over at Passion for Promarkers as chosen by our lovely Lou.  I used this gorgeous Lili of the Valley stamp and matched her up with some papers from October Afternoon which I got from Simon Says Stamp as part of their September project kit.  Love the stickers that came with it and the name tape Washi tape!!


The rest of my embellies were from my stash.
We have the wonderful Whiff of Joy sponsoring our challenge this week and you could win a stamp of your choice!

Don't forget to look at the awesome makes by the rest of my teamies at PFP here!
Juliexx

Monday, 1 September 2014

Sketch N Stash Challenge with Sparkle N Sprinkle



It's the start of our new challenge today, over at Sketch N Stash and we're being sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle!


Here is our sketch for this fortnight's challenge, a lovely simple one for you.

I used this brilliant Sparkle N Sprinkle image  Old Friends - love these two old biddies!!


My papers are K&Co and the sentiment is from Lili Of the Valley.


The lucky winner of this fortnight's challenge could win 4 digi images from the lovely range at Sparkle N Sprinkle so come and play along with us!!  For more inspiration check out the makes of my lovely SNS teamies here!
Have a good week everyone!
Juliexxx


Thursday, 28 August 2014

My boy's birthday yesterday

It was my son's 24th birthday yesterday and this is the card I made for him.  Quite simple but thought he'd like the door - he loves Lord of the Rings and got that this was meant to be like a hobbit door - it's actually a Lavinia stamp.
The brick and woodgrains stamp are from Impression Obsession and the sentiment behind the door is Lili of the Valley. 
The Ivy corner is a Joanna Sheen Signature die and the grass is Memory Box.
We had a lovely evening  with a Chinese takeaway and then watched a very scary film- spent half of it watching it through my fingers!
Nearly the weekend peeps!!
Juliexx

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Another gorgeous Fairy from Mo Manning

Have you seen the new fairy images yet over at Mo's Digital Pencil?  This one is Tolo and I just love her toadstool cap and just look at her expression!
I coloured her with a mix of Promarkers and Shinhan Touch markers.  My papers are Basic Grey Plumeria, the tags are a mix of Lili of the Valley, Magnolia and Stampin Up.  The umbrella is a Memory Box die, the trees are Magnolia and the little mushrooms are a Cottage Cut Die.
Three weeks this Friday and I leave work - roll on!!
Have a great week everyone!!

Julie

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil - Come and Hop with us!!



It's the third Thursday in the month people which means it's time for our monthly blog hop with Mo's Dream Team.  This month's theme has been chosen by our fabulous Heidy (and this is where you should have started from if you're hopping along) which is to merge two of Mo's Images together - I love doing this at the minute!  
I've merged The Engineer and Stone Bridge to create my railway themed card.  I use Photoshop to merge my images and I flipped the bridge first so that it fitted with the direction in which the train was running!

I've coloured him with my Promarkers  and then added a few corner brick dies from Marianne dies and a few extra clouds from a Memory Box die. The sentiment die and stamp are a Stampin Up combo. 

Your next stop on this month's hop is over to our lovely Debby's blog and I know she'll have something to wow you with!!  The full order of the hop is below and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog as there will be a couple of vouchers hidden somewhere to spend in Mo's Digital Pencil!


Happy Hopping!!

Juliexxx

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil Baby Fairy Purl



This  little lovely is the gorgeous Baby Fairy Purl from Mo's Digital Pencil and I just had to team her up with these knitting pattern papers that have been in my stash forever!
For the life of me I can't remember which company makes the circle, border and flower dies - they come as a set, and they're white, but who by?
The flourishes are cut with a Tim Holtz die and the ric-rac is from the Ribbon Girl.
No more cards from me today, phew!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Passion for Promarkers and my first Christmas card for 2014

Yay - I've started my Christmas cards for this year!  Normally start them about two months ago!  This is for our new challenge starting today over at a Passion for Promarkers with a great sketch from our fabulous Lou!.  We're being sponsored by the Digi Stamp Boutique and were lucky enough to be given some images to use and I've used this set called Cute Robin Chicklets which you can find here in the DSB store. 

As you can see, I've rotated the sketch so that I could get my cute little chicks all in a row.
The trees are cut with a Tim Holtz Pine die and the  icicle circle is a Memory Box die!  The sentiment comes with the Robin set!! Finally, the papers are from Craftwork Cards.
Hope you will come and play along with us this week at a Passion for Promarkers - can't wait to see your take on the sketch!