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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Another new Christmas image from Mo! - Falalala

Today's sneak peak is of, you guessed it, Falalalala!  He is singing his little pointy socks off!!  (And he comes with the sentiment!)  Don't forget to check out Mo's Digital Pencil tomorrow to grab him and the other new images!!

This is quite a simple card just some matching music score papers from Kaisercrafts and the beautiful frame is from Marianne Designs - it's called Twine Oval CR1446.

I might have one more card to share tomorrow but by then you won't have to wait any longer!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

New Images coming very soon from Mo's Digital Pencil

Couldn't wait to colour up some new Christmas images from Mo's Digital Pencil!  

This one is called Little Elf With Presents - isn't she adorable, I love her hat!!  She'll be available in the store from Friday, so don't forget to pop on over then, especially if you're in need of some new Mo magic!!

I also managed to use a new die from Marianne Designs - I'm loving these new dies that make such great-shaped cards!  This one is catalogue number LR0571 and is part of the December release.  The papers I've used are Kaiser Kraft and the holly ribbon and wooden sentiment label from stash.

I'll have another  new Mo  image to share with you tomorrow!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

'Tis the Season to Sparkle and Shine!

It's new challenge day at  A Passion for Promarkers  and our theme today is all about the Sparkle and Shine.  And some of us on the DT have been able to work with one of  Sponsor's, Leann's World 101, gorgeous  images.  This one is called Fun With Stockings - click on the link to find it in the online store.
I've used lots of frantage  and sparkle dots (as you can see - I did do a bit of heavy breathing using so many sparklers in one go!} and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.  The tree and the snowflake corner panel are both Marianne dies, details below:

Snowflake Corner Panel - LR0497
Christmas Tree - CR1230
Sparkle Dots are also from Marianne Designs.

My teamies have made some fabulous cards which you can see here on the PFP blog.  

And don't forget, you could win 2 digi images of your choice from Leann's World 101, so get your sparkle on and come and join in our challenge.

LeAnn's World 101

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 23 November 2018

The Thinker for an Accountant!

Another break from Christmas cards - and another male card using The Thinker from Mo's Digital Pencil.  This image was just perfect for the recipient who's an accountant and teamed up with this Woodware sentiment sealed the deal for me!  

The  ledger background papers were from an October Afternoon pad, I think and the stitched wonky squares dies are MFT.  and of course, all coloured with my Promarkers as usual.

Nearly the weekend, so enjoy your Friday!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Marianne Decoupage Deer

I made this card with a load of Marianne goodies including a sheet of lovely forest animals - I do love a deer at Christmas, or as our little Violet sings Do a Deer!!  Full list of Marianne products used below:

Frame Die - LR0551
Bells, Bows and Holly Leaf  Die set - CR1343
Small Poinsettias - LR0142
Large Poinsettia - LR0121
Deer - CR1289
Leaves - LR0438
Papers - Forest Dreams - PK9158
Forest Animals Image sheet - EWK1262

We went for a walk today and there was snow on the mountain  tops today - so pretty!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Marianne Christmas Candles

I actually made these quick Christmas cards last year for my stall and they went down really well.  Very simple to make using a set of three candle dies from Marianne design (CR1425) and a heat embossed sentiment.

We're off to see the Christmas lights being switched on in our local town later, actually a gorgeous day here!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 16 November 2018

Marianne Hot Chocolate Mug

A bit of a different Christmas card today, for my spot on the Marianne Inspiration Blog.  I really enjoyed making it - and a full walk-through of how I made it can be found on the blog here.  (Also, lots of other gorgeous makes from my teamies around the world!  A list of Marianne products used is below.

Products Used

Mug Die - COL1462
Swedish Winter Papers - PK9150
Eline's Winter House Papers - PB7037
Sentiments - CS1009 - Happy Holidays
                   - CS0980 - Christmas Sentiments
Label Die - Big/Little Dies - CR1353

Bronze  Glitter Card- CA3120

Think we're going to be needing hot chocolates here soon, the temperatures are set to drop!  Before they do, we're going to take our lovely Violet for a walk in the woods, while her mummy rests up at home, she's feeling proper poorly!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Let's Celebrate

Yep it's time for a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers with a theme of Let's Celebrate - and nothing says celebration like a drunk dwarf singing!!

This is Dwarf 5 from Mo's Digital Pencil - isn't he grand!! My papers are some old ones from Pink Paisley, the music score is Memory Box and Happy Birthday corner is Die-Versions, and a couple of Marianne dies too, listed below.

I also used a bit of Fluffy Stuff from Woodware for the froth on his beer!

Marianne Products used

Wonky Squares Die - CR1375
Beer Barrel Die - LR0434

Our fabulous sponsors this week are Time for Tea designs and they're offering the lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice! 

Time for Tea Designs

So, check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here, then come and join in the challenge- such a broad theme!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Mo Grace and the Owl 2

This is my second version of Grace and The Owl from Mo's Digital Pencil here.  Quite different from my first one this year (which you can view below.  Click  here for the full blog post.  

I've gone for a much more frosty look with this one - lots of Frantage!!  And, of course, a few Marianne goodies thrown in too - full list below.

Anja's Marquee Lattice Frame Die - LR0483
Pine Cones/Branches - LR0286/LR0550/LR0437/LR0438
Deer - CR1289
Happy Holidays Sentiment stamps -CS1009

I'm sorting out our 'mud room' today - lots of coats and old shoes to be turfed out!  I've already thrown away some mouldy onion bulbs that I never got round to planting! 

Enjoy your weekend, whatever you're up to.

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Marianne Designs Decoupage Owl Christmas Card

A Christmas card for the pile today using lots of loveliness from Marianne Designs - full list below.

Forest Animals Image Sheet - EWK1262
Frame Die - LR0351
Small Poinsettia - LR0142
Cones- LR0550
Branches - LR0437
Leaves - LR0438
Sentiment - Happy Holidays - CS1009

I need to get back to making the last dozen or so that I need to make!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Sympathy card for Gerry.

I made this card a while ago, for my dear friend, Lesley, who lost her mum at the beginning of this year.  She was such a lovely, charming, gentle lady, who would often join us on our craft days and sit and play  cards on the computer while Lesley and I crafted.

I know Lesley is struggling a bit at the minute, so I think the sentiment here is still very apt. It was from a great giveaway set of stamps from Making Cards magazine with some perfect sentiments for those difficult occasions.

The image is a Penny Black Stamp which I coloured in layers with Tim Holtz Distress Pens - of course this is so easy these days with a stamping Platform.

The little wooden heart came predecorated and the colours were perfect.

Hugs to Everyone struggling at the minute.


Monday, 5 November 2018

Mo Snow Shovel

I made this a few weeks ago while I had my brushos out and making background skies.  I love the variations in colour that you get which gives your sky depth and a bit of perspective.  I've used some simple border dies in white from Marianne and then popped on my  Mo's Digital Pencil, Snow Shovel in the foreground.  A list of Marianne Dies used is below:

Marianne Dies Used 

Tree Border - LR0524
Landscape Border dies (with mini pine trees) - LR0482
Mountain Die - COL1417

I'm off on a walk this morning - at it looks dry and not a speck of snow in sight so it should be nice!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Mo's Carrying The Wood Two Ways

I've made a couple of  Christmas cards using Mo's Carrying The Wood this year, so thought I'd blog them together just to show how different they can look.  
This first one is a bit more ornate with a decorative folding card die from Marianne Designs, along with their papers, sentiments and dies.  (Full list below).

Marianne Products Used

Folding card frame die - LR0533
Papers - Nordic Winter - PK9128
Pine Cones Dies - LR0550
Tree Dies - CR1228
Sentiment  - Happy Holidays Stamps - CS1009

The next one is much simpler in design using Basic Grey papers but also this stitched frame from Marianne Designs Anja's Marque Frame die set and a hexagon die also from Marianne, for the sentiment.  Details below.

Marianne Products Used

Anja's Marque Die - LR0483
Hexagon Die Set - CR1444

Well that's all for today - happy Saturday!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 2 November 2018

Marianne Silhouette Tree Stamps with Brushos

I made this series of cards using the fabulous new silhouette stamps from Marianne designs - I just love them and they are such great value!  I made the backgrounds using Brushos and then, where I've added a moon, I did this using a circle cut out and Distress Oxides.  I edged all of the scenes with a Red Gold Metallic  Promarker and then layered them up onto mats.  Finally, I added rather a lot of Chunky White Frantage before adding the sentiments!  I think this first one where it's just the trees on the sky line is my favourite!

I've shown the detail here because you can see how the sky has come out as quite patchy with the brusho but I think I like the effect!

Marianne Products Used

Silhouette Fairy Stamps - CS1013
Silhouette Woodland Stamps - CS1014
Happy Holidays Sentiment stamps - CS1009

Hugs, Juliexx