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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Passion for Promarkers - Christmas is coming (in case you hadn't realised!)

We have a lovely theme of Christmas is Coming over at Passion for Promarkers this week, chosen by our fabulous Lisa, so come on, get those Christmas finished!!
I've used the darling Gathering Kindling from Mo's Digital Pencil and coloured her in traditional Christmas colours. adding some distress ink and frantage for that aged look.
The Marianne goodies have been out again too with the  trees and the Happy Christmas Postcard stamp - deets below:

Pine Tree Set - LR0370
Xmas Tree - LR0174
Postcard Stamp - CS0936
The tartan paper is from the Craftwork Cards Chalkboard Christmas pad and the rest of my embellies are from stash.

Our sponsors for this challenge are Letraset with a great pen set as a prize!



All I need to do now is send you over to PFP HQ to check out the fab cards of my teamies here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Mo's Penquin with Gift and a Knittted Penquin!

This was my card for Mo's Dream Team last week but my internet was down for the best part of the week and I hadn't scheduled it to post on my own blog, so here it is!.  This little fella is Penquin with Gift off through the snow to deliver his present!!

My papers are from the Chalkboard set from Craftwork Cards and then I've used the following Marianne Dies including a stunning new tassel die from them which I love:

Christmas Tree - CR1230
Icicle Border - LR0135
Tassel Fringe  Die Set  - LR0391
Winter Wonderland - CR1347

I also knitted the Penquin below recently for DD Holly - my first knitting in years and I rather like him!

Thank goodness my internet is back - obviously - so nice to be back in touch!

Thursday, 19 November 2015

November Blog Hop with Mo's Dream Team White plus One!

Hello - it's my turn to choose the theme for this month's blog hop with Mo's Dream Team and I've gone with White plus one other colour - blue is my choice.
I've used one of the fabulous Valerie  images from the Valerie in Winter set which is such great value at $6.75 for three digi images!
As you can see I added some chunky white frantage to enhance the snow effect and some Marianne dies mixed in with a couple from Joy Crafts (Winter and Half doiley) and Memory Box (gloves).  My Marianne Dies are as follows:

Frame - Petra's Birds - Catalogue No LR0351
Star - CR1226

As I am the start of this month's hop, all it leaves me to do is send you on to the blog of my lovely friend, Debby who will be sharing something delightful with you I'm sure.  And don't forget to leave a comment on each of the hop posts as there are a couple of $5 vouchers hidden to spend in Mo's Digital Pencil.
The full order of our hop is below - happy hopping!

 Julie, Debby,  ViliAnnekeGretha,

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Marianne Song Stamps

These are just a few simple Christmas cards using a couple of wonderful Marianne Song Lyric Stamps.  I've simply heat embossed the backing panels with some snowflakes stamps and then done the same with the lyric stamps from Marianne Designs.  I've also used a little Marianne snowflake from a Hearts set  - details below:

Winter Wonderland Stamp
White Christmas Stamp
Snowflake die - from Hearts die set - CR1225

I'm so behind with Christmas card makes that I've got to make an awful lot more simple ones! And I've got to post a lot more this year so they need to be simple and flat to keep postage to a minimum!
Hugs, Juliexxx

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Mo's Witchy 2 for our new Autumnal challenge starting at Passion for Promarkers today

Yaayy it's my turn to host this week's challenge over on Passion for Promarkers and I've chosen and Autumn/Fall theme - either image, colours or elements!  I've gone mainly with gorgeous russet and red colours using, this fab image, Witchy 2 from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I don't think she just has to be for Halloween!!
I took my colour combo from the Basic Grey Lucille pad that I've used and my list of Marianne Dies used are below:

Rose Border - LR0212
Large Ovals by Anja - LR0236
Anja Vintage Swirls - LR0231

Everything else is from stash!  
My PFP teamies have got some awesome cards to share with you so check them out here.
We have a great sponsor prize this week from Sassy Studio designs - four of their digi images!!
Sassy Studio Designs
Thanks for popping by, big hugs.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Crazy Bird Crazy!

My latest Crazy Bird design using the stamps and all the dies. Also teamed with Memory box dies for the sentiment and musical notes.

Not sure if you can see but his sunnies had to be glossy accented!!

Au revoir!!

Friday, 30 October 2015

Halloween Treats!!

We had my cousin and his family visit us this week, staying in our holiday accommodation for a few days, and I made the above as a little treat for their two boys, Max and Toby.  Two super little boys they were too, only 5 and 6 and so polite but with great characters!!  It was so lovely to see them and spend some time with them!
I got the idea to make these from my PFP teamie, Lorraine, and they were just so easy - some toilet rolls painted black with some bandage wrapped round leaving small gaps for the mouths and googly eyes (lucky for me that best matey, Lesley, brought me some of these up in the summer, thanks!) I added the spiders and they were done!
I'm off to France for a few days tomorrow to visit my sister who moved out there earlier this year - so looking forward to it - and flying on my own, how grown up!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Spooky Birthday

 Today's card is for our new challenge starting over on A Passion for Promarkers with a theme of Spooky Birthday.  So I've used this little cutie pie Hobson on Halloween from Mo's Digital Pencil.
My papers are from My Mind's Eye including the sentiments and the birthday word was die-cut using a PaperTrey Ink die.  As always there's a few Marianne Dies on my card as follows:
Frame - Anja's Oval - LR0376
Trees - CR1338
Squirrel - CR1340
Acorns- LR0373
Toadstools - LR0372
Lace Border - LR0385

Our sponsors for this challenge are the fab Bugaboo who are offering a $21 voucher for their store - great prize huh!!

As ever, my lovely PFP teamies have some wonderfully spooky cards to share with you and you can check them out here.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Sympathy Cards

We all hate making those dreaded sympathy cards but I do like to see how other people  approach this saddest of makes for a crafter so hope these may give you a couple of ideas. The first one is using some new floral die/stamp sets from Marianne which I thought would be good for Christmas cards but also look perfect here for a sympathy card, don't you think? They are Eline's Hellibores (Cat no: COL1394, and the flourish is from the Flower Stem set LR0150.

The next card wasn't my idea but a make and take that we followed at a Stampin Up party at best matey, Lesley's, last year, I love the colours and design! 

Monday, 19 October 2015

Hold on to Your Hat from Mo's Digital Pencil

I'm not usually one for making many  Halloween cards but have you seen all of the wonderful new images from Mo's Digital Pencil that Mo has been giving us lately?  I just adore so many of them and had to use this one immediately - Hold On To Your Hat!! (Click on the link to take you to the image in Mo's Store.)
I took my colour scheme from some My Mind's Eye Wicked 12 x12 papers that I bought in California a couple of years ago as they were so cheap!!  The funny thing is that Carlisle is now our nearest City here in Cumbria although we didn't know that we were moving then!! The trees and graveyard edges are from Tim Holtz Alterations and the Ghosts, Spider's Web and Stars are from Memory Box.
I'm sure she's going to have a fab time at the dance!!  Happy Days!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges
Die's R Us Challenge-"Ghoul" Friends
Naughty or Nice Challenge - Feeling Witchy
Glitter'N'Sparkle - Halloween
The Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Halloween Colours

Hugs, Juliexxx

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Winter is Coming! Well, our winter themed blog hop on Mo's Dream Team is!

Ha, I really wanted to say "you know nothing Jon Snow" after Winter is Coming (Game of Thrones reference for those who don't follow it!), and Winter is here on Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop as this is the theme chosen by our fabulous Gretha for this month's hop - and also your starting point.
I've used this adorable new image from Mo called Snowsuit which can be found here in Mo's Digital Pencil
I  coloured her with my Promarkers, to match my luvverly Marianne papers from the Scandinavian Winter pad. Of course I then had to use some luvverly new Marianne Design die cuts and stamps as follows:
Sentiment Stamp - Eline's Handlettering Christmas
SnowFlake Crescent - CR1345
Flowers - Eline's Hellebora's Die and Stamp set - COL1394
Mini Diamond Dazzlers
As you can see, I then went a bit mad with Aged Gold and Shabby White Frantage!
 Your next stop on the hop is over to my lovely  matey, Debby's blog with a fab make to share with you.  And, don't forget to leave a comment on each of the team's blog as you could win a $5 dollar voucher to spend in Mo's Store.
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Doodle Challenge Alert at Passion for Promarkers, with Marianne goodies!!

New challenge day at PFP HQ with a great theme of Doodles as chosen by the lovely Anna! 
I decided  only to use Marianne Products for my card (apart from my trusty Promarkers of course!) - full list with catalogue numbers below:
Reindeer - LR0179
Trees - CR1337
House - COL1326
Stamp inc sentiment - CS0906
Circle Dies - CR1331
Papers - Nordic Winter - PK9128
The glitter paper used to frame the circle and the  snow on the house is also from Marianne Designs!
Not to sure about my doodling but I love how the font on the sentiment (which comes with the stamp) also looks like doodling- love the teeny bow accents.
As always, my teamies at PFP have made some awesome cards to share with you, so take a peek here. Then come and join in our challenge as you could win  two  yummy digi images from Polkadoodles


Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Love Tim Holtz Crazy Birds!

I had to make two male cards recently for a nephew and nephew-in-law and as I was staying at best matey Lesley's house for a week, I made them there, without lots of my own stash but with lots of hers!!  I also made these pre the dies and accessory stamps so these were a  little simpler!
The roses, branches and flourishes are all Marianne Designs as follows, as are the circle accents.

Rolled Rose flower: - LR0162
Flourish - from Lavender set - LR0157
Branch from Branch and Flower 1 - LR0256

Look at that little face - what a cutie!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Big Guy's Tractor and Farmyard Background merger!

This the card I made for my husband's birthday the other week using two of Mo's Digital Pencil images merged together  Big Guy's Tractor and Farmyard Background- a match made in heaven!  

We have a small meadow in our new Lake District home that came complete with a sit-on mower (red) and hence my card and colour choices!  

We also have lambs/sheep year round in the field next to us hence my lamb die cut!  There's actually rather a mean looking ram in there at the minute with about a dozen ewes (lucky boy!!). My papers are from a Recollections 12x12 pad and then I've used loads of new Marianne Dies as below:

Acorn with Leaf Die - Catalogue No: LR0373
Garden Rake Die - Catalogue No: LR0374
Tiny's Tree and Leaf Die Set - Catalogue No: LR0375
Autumn Leaves Punch Die set - Catalogue No: CR1336
Little Lamb Die - Catalogue No: LR0358
Boots Die - Catalogue No: LR0316

Looks like autumn is well and truly here, drizzling all day although the autumn russets and golds are beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 2 October 2015

Crazy Bird dies without the Crazy Birds

This was a really quick card, with an idea that I've been wanting to try out for ages, and the new Bird Crazy Accessory dies meant I could do just that!!  The hat, glasses and bow tie are from the set, while the moustache is a Memory Box Die and the the googly eyes were a gift from best matey, Lesley.
The papers are from the Docrafts Chronicles set and the sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink.
A very simple but effective card for those dreaded male makes don't you think!
Hugs, Juliexx