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Tuesday 30 October 2018

Christmas/Winter challenge at Passion for Promarkers

We have a great challenge of Christmas or Winter starting today at Passion for Promarkers which is appropriate  seeing as how it's got really cold here in the UK at the minute!

I've made cards with this fab Stamps by Chloe image - and just had to make a few more and this is another one of them.

I also love using these shades of winter blues with the image with just a pop of white for the embellishments - full list below.

Marianne Products Used

Frame- LR0234
Poinsettia -LR0234
Cones - LR0550
Sparkle Enamel Dot

The papers are mix of bits and pieces in my Christmas card paper box so can't tell you the make, sorry!

Our generous sponsor this week is Uniko stamps and they are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set of their choice (which must be in stock) from their online store.  Their stamps are so gorgeous so why not pop over to the store and check them out.


Don't forget to check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here at Passion for Promarkers HQ!
(And you can see my other card made with this image here.)

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday 28 October 2018

Winter is Coming!!

Today's cards are very simple - I bought this Winter die by Sheena Douglass in last year's sale and it really doesn't need alot doing with it.  I thought it looked great against these papers from Marianne Design and then added the teeny Santa figure, also from Marianne Designs on top of the letters!  In this first one it looks like he's sprinkling the stars - of course I totally designed this!!

Winter Stars Papers - Victorian Christmas Pad - PK9125
Sinta Claus Mini Figures Dies - LR0496

I thought I might like the version with the thinner band but actually I like the first one, so may make a few more!!

It's rather appropriate anyway as it got so much colder here today although we didn't have the snow that the North East did!  Stay warm folks!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Mo's Santa Louis with Making Cards Magazine free papers!

Isn't this a lovely Mo image with Bronte dressed as a Reindeer- it's Santa Louis! (And Reindeer Bronte!)  So, I thought it would look perfect with these free papers and sentiment from Making Cards magazine - and it does!! I do love a bit of Red and White at Christmas!

The star die and icicle border are of course, Marianne Designs - details below:

Pierced Star frame die - LR0369
Icicle Crystal border die - LR0486

Poor old Bronte - he's looking a bit resigned to being dressed as a Reindeer!!

That's all for today folks

Monday 22 October 2018

Twinkly Christmas

When I was visiting crafty friend and besty, Lesley, back in August, she bought this gorgeous frame die and let me cut a few  from it!  All it really needed was a background which I made with distress oxides and then added some Shabby White Frantage and a sentiment/tag (Marianne Happy Holidays sentiments CS1009) and I was done. Oh and I edged the frame with my Red Gold metallic Promarker for a bit of bling!  Nice and quickish set of Christmas cards made.  Just wish I could remember who the die is by!!

Saturday 20 October 2018

Lula Fairy Doll as a Christmas Elf!!

For today's card, I've used Mo's Lula Fairy Doll - she's kind of a dress up image and you can mix and match her with wings. leg warmers, a pretty skirt - just merge them in Photo shop or whatever programme you use.  Well, did you know, there is also a  fab freebie accessory stamp that you can use to dress her as a Christmas Elf as I've done here.  And, it was so easy as all I had to do was open both images in Photo shop and then drag the elf clothes onto Lula!

The frame is a Marianne one as is the sentiment, tag and loopy bows ( deets below).  The present strip at the bottom is one I've had in stash for years and can't remember where they're from!

Marianne Products used:

Frame Die - LR0371
Gift Wrapping Bow dies - COL1441
Sentiment Tag - CR1353
Sentiment Happy Holidays - CS1009

Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday 18 October 2018

Marianne Decoupage Robins

This is another card made with some of the Marianne coloured images- and I think they look lovely with all the die cuts and bling!!  Full list of products used below:

Papers - Forest Dreams - PK9158
Image Sheet - Forest Animals - EWK1262
Holly Circle Die - CR1387
Small Poinsettia Die - LR0142
Rose Hips/Cone Dies - LR0437
Deer - CR1289
Sentiment - Happy Holidays - CS1009

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Passion for Promarkers Bingo Board

Morning folks - I love a bingo board for making a card, don't you?  This one has been supplied by our fabulous Lisa for our challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers, and there are so many options!  I had to have image and die cuts though, so design papers was my third choice - love my papers too!

And as we're being sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps this week, some of us got to play with their fabulous images - mine is called Naughty or Nice funnily enough!
Bingo Board week 466

From the pile of presents it looks like people are mostly on the nice list!  This fabulous sleighful of presents is a Marianne Designs die (COL1460) and it's quite fun putting the presents together in a selection of wrapping - almost like the actual wrapping at Christmas itself! The image is cut out with the Wonky Squares die set from Marianne too (CR1375) The papers are from Craftwork cards and the postmark stamp is Lili of The Valley. The naughty or nice sentiment has been in my stash an age and lost it's packaging so I don't know where this is from!

As I said, our challenge this week is being sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps and they're offering the lucky winner 2 stamps of their choice from their range!

Check out the fab makes of my teamies here at Passion for Promarkers HQ.

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday 15 October 2018

Valerie in Winter

Mo's trio of Valerie in Winter stamps are some of my favourites and have to be used every Christmas - it's  the law!!  You can find them here in Mo's store and are such great value for the set of three.

I've teamed this image up with this fabulous folded card die from Marianne Designs, and some gorgeous gingham paper from their Swedish Winter Pad - full list of Marianne Products below

Marianne Products Used

Anja's Folded Card Die - LR0553
Papers - Swedish Winter - PK9159
Snowflake Die Trio - LR0393
Mitten Dies - LR0336
Sentiment - Happy Holidays  - CS1009  - I am getting so much use out of these this year!

The wind and rain have died down today, so hope it has where you are too!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday 11 October 2018

New Silhouette stamps from Marianne Designs

Hiya I just wanted to share a couple of cards made with the new Silhouette stamps from Marianne Designs.  The first one is currently appearing on the Marianne Blog  here with a full run-through of how I made it.
At the same time, I made the card below using another oval cut-out from the same scene that I originally created with the stamps.

Marianne Products Used

Deer and Tree Silhouette Stamp set - CS1014 NEW!
Aqua Colour Papers - PK9147
Frame Die Set - LR0376
Sentiment Stamp Set Happy Holidays - CS1009
Deer Dies - CR1289
Petra's Poinsettia Die - LR0435

Saturday 6 October 2018

Wishing for Snow Boy

Today's card is made with another fab Mo Manning image called Wishing for Snow Boy.

I've coloured him with my Promarkers and then teamed him up with some favourite Marianne dies which are listed below.

Marianne Products Used

Lattice Frame Die - LR0483
Small Trees - LR0556
Large Spar Tree - LR0378
Mistletoe - L0189
Sentiment - Happy Holidays set - CS1009

The little hare embellie is from Hobbycraft - I love it!

Friday 5 October 2018

A Beautiful Deer stamp from Chloe Stamps

I have fallen in love with this deer stamp from Chloe's Stamps and am rather pleased with how the card turned out which isn't too often I can tell you (I'm my harshest critic!)

I thought I'd also list the Promarker combo I used for a change as I'm rather bad at that.
For the image I used, Shale, Tawny Owl, Budding Rose, Tan, March Hare and Morning Mist.
For the dusky background I used, Midnight Blue, Twilight Sky, Hearth Stone, Grey Green and a little April Shower.
I've then used my blender pen to take out a little colour in places to give that slightly dappled look that I feel deers have!!

I've cut the image out already coloured using this beautiful frame die from Marianne, added the Holly leaves and some frantage!  The sentiment comes with the image which is lovely too and stamps beautifully,.

Marianne Products Used

Rectangular Frame Die - LR0351
Holly Leaves Die - CR1343

The weekend is nearly here so have a good one!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday 4 October 2018

Dandelion Sympathy card

It's awful isn't it when you need to make a sympathy card and I've had to make too many this year!  This one was for a lovely lady with whom we shared  many happy, family occasions - our nieces' Nan from their other side of the family - RIP Diane.

I made the background with Distress Oxides and then used the dandelion stamp from Marianne designs along with the die which is very similar.  I chose the teal colours because that's the colour I always remember Diane wearing and looking fabulous!

A little list of Marianne products below.  I did also use the sand dune stamp on the base mat of the card but you can barely see this!

Dandelion Stamp - TC0837
Dandelion Die - LR0513
Sand Dune large Background stamp - CS0969

Big Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Christmas is Coming at Passion for Promarkers

Yayyhh - it's my turn to choose the challenge at Passion for Promarkers and I've chosen Christmas as a theme - never too soon to get cracking on those Christ-mouse makes!!
This adorable image is of course by Mo's Digital Pencil and comes with the sentiment so it makes it very easy to create your card!!  Click here to find Merry Christmouse in Mo's store.

I also adore this new bauble frame die from Marianne Designs (LR0560) and luckily framed my image perfectly!  I added some glitter card underneath but think a contrasting colour would show off the beautiful design better!  The tartan paper is the perfect matt and didn't really need a lot else - the little trees by the sentiment come with the bauble!!

Our generous sponsor this week is Di’s Digi Stamps and they are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  Their images are super cute so why not pop over to the store and check them out.
Di's Digital Stamps

My fab teamies at PFP have made some wonderful Christmas cards to inspire you - you can see them here.  

I look forward to seeing all your wonderful makes this week!

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday 1 October 2018

Marianne Gnomes

I'm loving all the gnome stamps and dies that Marianne are bringing out this season and here's a card I made with a combination of the gnome stamps and lantern border.  I love the rustic feel of the beach fence too from their summer collection.  

I love their little cute faces! A full list of all the Marianne products used is below.  The star frame behind the image is actually the new star circle die but I cut it in half and it looks almost heart-like I think.

Gnomes Stamps - HT1639
Lantern Border - HT1640
Star Circle Die - CR1447
Sentiment Happy Holidays - CS1009
Ice Crystals Mask Stencil - PS8011
Fence - CR1441
Lantern - LR0533
Swedish Winter Papers - PK9159

Another card for the Christmas  count too!

Happy Monday!

Hugs, Juliexx