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Monday 27 August 2018

Ho Ho Ho - new Santa Stamp from Marianne!

I love me a good Santa image for Christmas cards so I was thrilled when Marianne released this one for September 18! So easy to colour and it comes with the sentiment stamp. 

In fact everything is Marianne including the various papers, wonky square dies and reindeer dies - full list below.

I made several at the same time so the Christmas card count has increased a bit!

Marianne Products Used:

Santa Stamp - PP2807 -NEW!
Papers - Forest Dreams - PK9158 - NEW!
       - Berry Xmas - PB7053
               - Royal Christmas - PK9151
Wonky Squares Die set - CR1375
Curvy Square Stitched die  from set - LR0483
Reindeer Die - LR0179
Banner Die from Rosette die set - COL1444
Enamel dots, hearts and stars are also Marianne!

It's my baby boy's birthday today - he's only gone and become 28 so will have his card to share later!!
I think his Dad is helping him convert his van into a camper, then we're off to Pitch and Put and a meal out later!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 25 August 2018

Lili of The Valley Get Well

I made this card recently for a friend who is a keen cyclist but had to recover after an op before he was allowed to get back on his bike!  So this LOTV image was perfect for resting but dreaming of life on the open road again!
The cycle stamps are from Sizzix and I word-processed the sentiment.  And I can't for the life of me remember whose papers these are!

Happy Weekend everyone - I think we're off to do a bit of cave exploring with our visitors today!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Birthday cards!

I love this little girl with her ice-cream - it so reminds me of our little Violet who loves an ice cream!  And she asks you so nicely if she can have one that it's hard to refuse!! The image is called Here from Mo's Digital Pencil of course. Her expression is just perfect for the ice-cream pinching seagull!  This is a Marianne die - full list of Marianne products used is below.
 Anyhoo, my card is for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers today with a nice easy, peasy theme of Birthdays - our bread and butter cards right?!!

Marianne Products Used

Hexagon Die Set - CR1444 - NEW!
Flower Border - LR0537
Signpost - LR0535
Seagull - CR1279
Sun/Sea words from Beach Sentiments set - CS1007
Happy Summer Birthday Sentiments Set - KJ1714

Despite looking, I couldn't find an ice-cream sentiment in my stash so I stamped it separately using a Craftwork Cards alphabet stamp set. (The Sun and Sea words are from the Marianne set above.)

This week, we're being sponsored by Uniko stamps and they're offering the lucky winner a stamp set of their choice!

Uniko Stamps

My teamies have made some fab cards to inspire you so check them out here and then join in our challenge!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday 17 August 2018

Christmas card number two!!

I think I've had this gorgeous Mo image awhile so have shown him some love!  He/She is  called Soon but personally I think it's a bit soon to be expecting snow!!  The papers are from Bo Bunny and they make such a lovely backdrop for this little guy so I fussy cut him/her out - what a great expression!  My full list of Marianne goodies used is below - love the new winter/Christmas sentiments in this new Happy Holidays set!

Marianne Design Products Used

Sentiment - Happy Holidays Stamp Set - CS1009 - NEW!
Snowflake Border Die - LR0486
Fir Tree Border - LR0283
Snowflake Dies - LR0393

I've added some Wink of Stella to the individual snowflakes and a dot of stickles to the centres.

Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday 12 August 2018

Marianne Design August Release Products - Christmas is Coming!!

My first Christmas card of the year made with lots of lovely new products from Marianne Design. You can see all the details of how I made the card here on the Marianne Inspiration blog and a full list of products used below - love this  layered Robin stamp!!

Marianne Products Used

Layered Robin Stamp - TC0866 - NEW!
Papers - Forest Dreams - PK9158 NEW!
Pine Cone Branch Dies - LR0550 NEW!
Sentiment - Happy Holidays Set - CS1009 NEW!
Frame Die - LR0530
Flowers Die  - CR1431
Star Tag Die - CR1353
Holly Die - LR0244

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 11 August 2018

Fairy Sleepy

This is the gorgeous Fairy Sleepy from Mo's Digital Pencil and I thought she'd make a great baby card.  Sadly she is being retired but it looks like she's still in the  shop at the minute so grab her while you can!

The papers and tag are from First Edition, the  little dress die is from Joy Crafts and the flowers are a fab new set from Marianne Design this month - Anja's Beautiful Flowers -  LR0546.

Busy with our lovely Em and her boyfriend visiting this week, so that's all from me for now.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Make it Feminine at Passion for Promarkers

Today's card is for our Make it Feminine challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers - love this theme chosen by our fab Nic.  And, when you're being sponsored by A Day for Daisies, you get to play with one of their gorgeous girly images!!  I chose Fairy Flower Bouquet Portrait - isn't she a beaut!

I wanted to keep her looking ethereal so chose my colour scheme from the Prima Nature's Gardens pad.  And, my August DT pack arrived from Marianne Designs so couldn't wait to use these new flower dies and the word dies - love these!!  Full details of Marianne products used below.

Marianne Products Used

Flowers - LR0546 - New!
Word Die  - COL1458 - New!
Frame - LR0371
Clear Glitter Dots

I also added some Wink of Stella glitter to her wings - think you can just about make it out in the pic above.

As our sponsors,  A Day for Daisies are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  Their images are gorgeous so why not pop over to the store and check them out.

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday 2 August 2018

Mo's New Nest for a new nest

I had a couple of cards to make for friends and family who have recently moved house so decided to make two the same at the same time!  Have to say its quite a good way to make cards but reminds me that I have to  start cranking up with the Christmas card production line!!  This image is called New Nest from Mo's Digital Pencil and was so lovely to colour. And the sentiment comes with the image so nice and simple to sort out!!
I also love the Petra's Special Circle Frame but as my image is more Oval in shape I cut the image with the oval from Petra's Special Birds with frame set. I think it works quite well and certainly gives you versatility.  The little stamp and die birdhouse combo are an older  product but new to me and I love that it says home on the stamp!!Full list of  Marianne products and references below:

Marianne Products Used

Oval Frame - LR0351
Petra's Special Circle Large Frame - LR0511
Birdhouse Stamp and Die combo - COL1309
Bud Branches - LR0515
Victorian Vintage Papers - PK9092