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Tuesday 27 February 2018

Passion for Promarkers Cats and Dogs

It's new challenge day at Passion for Promarkers with a great theme of Cats and/or Dogs as chosen by our lovely Hazel! I knew straight away that I wanted to use this fab image - Mrow from Mo's Digital Pencil.  You can buy it as I did with the cat and girl separated or pre-merged.  The image doesn't come with anything in Kitty's bowl so I used the hearts from Mo's image Bowl Of.

My papers are My Mind's Eye and the Corner cat is a Joanna Sheen die.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Dr Digi's House of Stamps and they're offering the lucky winner 2 of their digi stamps!
You can check out the rest of my teamie's fab makes here.

Saturday 24 February 2018

Herbs and Leaves for Marianne Designs

This is another card using products from the latest release from Marianne Designs - full list below,

Products Used

Frame with Flowers and Leaves  dies - LR0511
Branches, Leaves and Blossom dies - LR0512
Butterfly Die - LR0356
Coloured Butterfly from Hetty's Garden Animals - HT1614
Aquacolour Paper - PK9127
Watercolour Papers - 
Herbs and Leaves papers - PK9152

Not sure we'll be seeing any herbs or leaves growing here - another cold spell predicted!
Wrap up warm folks!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Herbs and Leaves Spotlight Marianne Designs

I am such a numpty - I should have posted this a couple of  weeks ago to coincide with a Spotlight Post on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.  Still here it is showcasing lots of the latest products from Marianne Designs.  There's some fabulous makes from the DT too - so do check them out!

Sometimes it is so good to make use of the image sheets with precoloured images- when you don't have time to colour for a start!!

Full list of all NEW Marianne products used below:

 Herbs and Leaves Decoupage sheet – EWK1255
Herbs and Leaves Papers PK9152
Extra Thick Embossing Folder – Apple Blossom - DF3446
Frames, Leaves and Flowers – LR0511
Branches and Leaves – LR0512

That's all for now, but I'm sure I'll have something else to share soon.
Hasn't it been the most glorious day today - full sunshine this morning here, so looking forward to the warmer weather now - not far away!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday 18 February 2018

Marianne - sewing theme with new products!

Should have posted this yesterday - sorry!  This is my card for the Marianne Blog showcasing their new products for February 2018.
I just love all the sewing themed goodies!

I also managed to incorporate a few older products including the tassel dies, flowers and safety pin.

A close up below to show you the detail of the embossing folder that I did manage to leave a little uncovered!!

Love the scissor die in the set!

Marianne Products Used

Papers - Crafty Patterns - PB7074 - NEW!
Decoupage Sheet - Mattie's Mooist MB0172 - NEW!
Sewing Die Set - COL1445 - NEW!
Sewing Stamp Set - EC0163 -NEW! 
Anja's Ornamental Border Design Folder/Die set - DF3443 - NEW!
Anja's Marque Die Set - LR0483
Tassel Die Set - LR0391
Marianne Tassel caps
Marianne Sweet Lace
Marianne Pink Daisy
Marianne pink safety pin
Off into my craft room now for the first time in over a week it feels like! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday 15 February 2018

Violet modelling her new jumper

Not a card today but sharing our Violet in best modelling 'looking far away into the distance' pose.  I've just finished knitting the jumper that was meant to be for Christmas - good job it's still pretty darn cold up here!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Passion for Promarkers Add an Embellishment

Today's card is for our new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers with a great theme for me - Add an Embellishment- I do love and embellishment!!

My image is called Dragon Hugs, from Mo's Digital Pencil of course! I needed to make more boy cards but there is also a female version here!
My embellies are the cardboard shield, some metal studs, the mdf knight and the old button with shields on it!

The sentiment is a die from Frantic Stamper.

We're being sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique for this challenge and they're giving a £10 voucher to the lucky winner.


 I do hope we'll see your entry in the challenge!

Hugs Juliexx

Monday 12 February 2018

Mo's Gothic Fae

I loved colouring this image from Mo - Gothic Fae - she's got a little 'tude don't you think!

When I was down in Guildford a few weeks ago, best matey, Lesley, was playing about with my stunning new Apple Blossom extra deep embossing folder from Marianne.  She inked the folder before running it through her die machine - it looked fabulous and a nice way to give a bit of colour to the embossed panel.  I didn't do quite so well getting a smooth covering of ink but I still like the  shabby chic type effect. A full list of Marianne goodies used is below:

Classic Border Die - LR0455
Petra's Flower Bowl Die - LR0436
Rose Die - LR0451
Appleblossom Deep Embossing Folder - DF3446 - NEW!

I'm getting over a cold here - nothing too awful but I'll be glad when it's done!  There's a lot about I think.

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday 9 February 2018

French Maid

I "maid" this card for Nick's Uncle Ray who apparently recently hosted a dinner party dressed as a Jam Tart - the theme for the evening was puddings!!  So I thought this image would be perfect for his birthday card - sadly I don't know who it's by as I borrowed the stamp from a friend.  

Of course the sentiment was word processed and there is a full list of Marianne goodies below - note to self - why didn't I use the new Plush Curtain and Pelmet die set from Marianne LR0502 for the curtain like shapes at the sides instead of the wavy border die?!!  Still, good to know that sometimes, you don't need everything and can multi-utilise a lot of our stash!!

Marianne Products Used

Papers - Do What You Love - PK9149
and Celebrations - PK9131
Wavy Border Die - CR1361
Lace Frame Die - CR1202
Rosette - COL1444 - New

The Happy Birthday is Lili of The Valley - such a great go to set!

I have a horrible cold at the minute but the sun is shining here and Violet is due soonish, so hopefully will get out for a short walk later.

Enjoy your day - the weekend is nigh!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday 4 February 2018

Mo's Digital Pencil Bee Mine

As soon as I saw Bee Mine in Mo's store, I knew it was a must have!  I think a lot of the girls on Mo's  Dream Team and other card makers felt the same - I've seen some gorgeous cards out there.

Below is the front of my card using an Intricut Bee die from Hobbycrafts, a chicken wire die from Marianne (honeycomb here of course) and a word-processed sentiment.
It then opens up to reveal the scene inside using the yummy Bee Mine

Marianne Products Used

Papers- Crafty Patterns PB7074 - New February 18 release
Papers - Canadian Fall PK9138
Papers - Just for Men - PK9129
Chicken Wire die - CR1401
Tree Die - COL1424 
Willow Tree Die - LR0429
Grass Dies - CR1335
Pop-Up Frame Die - LR0371
Daffodils - LR0339

- and the second half of the sentiment is completed inside.

I must say I do like the daffodil dies from Marianne too,

Hoping to have a good day of crafting here - enjoy your Sunday whatever you're doing.

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday 1 February 2018

Mo's Digital Pencil Valentine Images - Embrace

This was my third card for Making Cards Magazine using Mo's Digital Pencil images - and this is one of my most favourite of Mo's images - Embrace.

I took my colours from the papers from the Marianne pad - Garden Party - full list of Marianne goodies used below:

Marianne Products Used

Garden Party papers - PK9108
Pierced Frame Die Set - LR0376
Heart Die - COL1334
Heart Chain Die - CR1392

The sentiment was from a freebie set from Making Cards Magazine and the wooden butterfly and heart brad from stash.

Hoping for good weather today as we're off for a walk up onto Fleetwith Pike apparently!

Hugs, Juliexx