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Saturday 29 September 2018

The Librarian for The Librarian!

It was hubby's birthday this week and this is my card for him using one of Mo's newest images The Librarian.  Perfect for Nick as that was his job before we moved up here to The Lakes.  Of course I'm not sure that he ever wore a green polka dot dress to work but who knows!

I've had this book-themed stamp set from Simon Says Stamps for ages and this sentiment fits the stealthy look on the The Librarian's face as she chooses her book!!

Did you also catch Mo's moniker on one of the books- I love that touch!!

The bookmark die is from Papertrey Ink, the little paper scroll is Marianne (LR0419) and the little library book label is a stamp I've had for years but can't remember who by!

We've got Violet today and tomorrow - little treasure that she is!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Grace And The Owl from Mo's Digital Pencil

I just love these new folding frame dies from Marianne Designs - it's so easy to make a intricate looking card without too much effort!!  I've made a few for this Christmas so you'll see some more popping up here!

I also love this image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Grace and the Owl - and have coloured this a couple of times too - so you'll see another shortly!!  For now, if you want to make your own card with this image it can be found here in Mo's store.

Everything else is Marianne - full list below.

Marianne Products Used

Folding  Card Frame Die - LR0553 - NEW!
Gift Wrapping Bow Die - COL1441
Poinsettia Die - LR0435
Papers - Berry Christmas - PB7053
Sentiment - Happy Holidays - CS1009

Just think - in three months  time it will be Boxing Day!!  Eeeek.

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday 24 September 2018

Harry's Birthday Card

Hi all - forgotten I'd not posted this card made for number one son's birthday (only son but he is still number one!!)

You may have seen on FB that Harry has been customising a Suzuki van that he bought so that he can travel further afield for his photography.  So, I made this card using a  VW die from Marianne designs (LR0359) and adapted it to the colours of Harry's van.  I added little pics of Harry and his beloved Coco - and the photo of the road they're travelling along is one of Harry's postcards of The Whinlatter forest which are now on sale in the Whinlatter shop!!

Gotta go now as I have a unexpected but perfectly timed craft date with a crafty friend!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 22 September 2018

Mo Twinkle

Isn't this image just too cure - I love it - it's called Twinkle and of course it's a Mo Manning image!  Click here to take you to the image in Mo's store. The sentiment comes with the image so makes life extra easy!

This new swirly star die from Marianne designs suits the image perfectly too and comes with a die for all the individual stars too.  The product number is CR1447 and it's in stock here at Crafts U Love at the minute - just saying!!

Hugs  Juliexx

Thursday 20 September 2018

Foxy Christmas card with Marianne Designs

I've made a few Christmas cards this year using some image sheets from Marianne Design - I love the soft colours of the woodland scenes and I'll be sharing a few over the next few weeks.

The fence is actually from this year's summer beach themed release of dies, s is the sign but I think they work equally as well for winter projects!  Full list of Marianne products below:

Forest Dreams 1 image  Sheet - EWK1262
Pine Needle Embossing Folder - DF3450
Beach Fence die - CR1441
Signpost die - LR0535
Spar Tree die - LR0378
Toadstools - LR0372
Karin's Christmas Song Sentiment  Set - KJ1719
Eline's Winter House Papers- PB7037

We got hit by Storm Ali yesterday and didn't have power for most of the day - luckily came back on around 8pm!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Anything Goes at Passion for Promarkers

Good morning peeps- it's new challenge day at A Passion for Promarkers with s super easy theme of Anything Goes - I'm well into Christmas cards now (although I do have a couple of other cards to sort, including hubby's birthday card!!).  So, I chose this gorgeous image from our sponsor, A Day for Daisies - it's called Painted Mushroom Top and I think it makes a fab Christmas card.

I've used Tim Ranger enamel dots on the main image and also the die cut toadstools - photo below just to see the dimension you get.

I've used a fantastic new folding card die from Marianne Designs - it makes it so easy to have an alternative shaped card  - full list of Marianne products below:

Anja's Folding Card Die - LR0553 - NEW!
Three Small Tree dies - LR0556 - NEW!
Toadstool Dies - LR0372
Snowflake Dies - LR0393

Check out the rest of my teamies' fab makes here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday 14 September 2018

Cheek to Cheek Mo's Digital Pencil

One of my oldest and very dearest friends has just announced her engagement and this is the card I made using Cheek to Cheek from Mo's Digital Pencil. It's coloured with Promarkers and designed using mostly Marianne Designs dies and sentiments.  I do love these new arrow words - full details below.

Marianne products used:

Love Die cut word Arrow - COL1458
Sentiment Wedding set - CS0999
Stitched Heart Border - CR1362
Stitched Border - LR0518

That's all for now folks

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Wedding card with box

I made this wedding card with matching box quite a while ago now and forgot to blogit so here it is! The image is from one of the old Art Pads from Lili of The Valley which I hear they're bringing back!  Yippee!!  I coloured this with my promarkers and the frame, tag and sentiment, and flourishes are Marianne - deets below!

Marianne Products Used

Swirly Frame Die -  LE0530
Tag - CR1353
Wedding Sentiment stamps - CS0999
Leaf flourishes-LR0271

The lace frame on the box lid is a punch around the page punch and corner combo from Marther Stewart.

We've got our Em coming up for a few days today, so looking forward to seeing her!!

Hugss, Juliexx

Saturday 8 September 2018

Love Birds!

I always like to make a first Wedding Anniversary card for any weddings I've attended the previous year and this one was for my niece Lily and her husband Sean.

The birds are a really cute ready-coloured image from Marianne Design.  The frame, branches and heart border are also Marianne - full details below:

Tiny's Mixed Media image sheet - MM1602
Lattice Frame Die set - LR0483
Leaf Branch Dies - LR0256
Rope Heart Die - LR0506
Heart Tag - CR1353

Have a fab Saturday - I'm off to a craft fair and hoping to meet up with an online crafting buddy!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Christmas Bauble with Fairy Lovely

It's an Anything But A Card challenge starting today over at a Passion for Promarkers so I've made a little bauble with Fairy Lovely from Mo's Digital Pencil.

It was quite hard to take a pic off as the light strip from my light box kept reflecting in her hair but it looks a little like a twinkly crown so it's ok!  There's also a bit of glitter and the little glitter balls in the bauble too!

My teamies at PFP have made some wonderful things for this week's challenge - so lovely to make something other than a card - thank you Sue!

We have a fabulous new sponsor this week too - LeAnns World 101 - and they're offering the winners of our challenge 2 digi images of their choosing!

LeAnn's World 101

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 1 September 2018


I managed to find a little crafting time this week to make this little beauty- Sassy is the image from Mo's Digital Pencil and Sassy she is!  

The papers are My Mind's Eye and I just felt this OH EM GEE sentiment from a Mama Elephant set suited her perfectly.  The It's Your Birthday is a die/stamp combo from Paper Trey Ink which I layered onto sticky foam before die cutting to get the dimension.

We've had family visiting for the last couple of weeks and it's been just lovely, the house is so quiet tonight!  And Violet has just loved playing with all our great-nieces and nephews!

Hugs, Juliexx