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Tuesday 29 January 2019

LOTV Boy with Present

I managed to get some time for a little Lili of the Valley a few days ago!  I love their stamps but don't use them nearly enough!  This was for one of my little great-nephews birthdays. 
I've cut the stitched wavy borders with a Marianne Border die - CR1361. And don't you just love it when you've borrow a friend's die and cut some shapes at their house and the colours are just perfect for the project you're working on!!   The papers are from a lovely pad called Bella and Boo from Trimcraft.

We've had Violet for a sleepover last night and have her for the day - she loves a cafe, so we're off to the garden centre and a cup of tea this morning!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 26 January 2019

Mo Love Cupcake for Making Cards Magazine January 19 edition

I hope you managed to grab your free copy of this image with the code from Making Cards magazine January 19 edition.  As the February edition is now out, the code has expired and I can now start to show you the cards I made for the January publication using Mo's love inspired images for Valentine's.  This is Love Cupcake and can really be used for any occasion that you want to share the love!!

The papers are Teresa Collins, Now and Then, and there are also a couple of Marianne products that I  love to use as below:

Stitched Curved Border die set -  LR0518

Sentiment from Craft Dates stamp set - EC0167

My new DT package from Marianne has just arrived so I'm off to play!!  Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday 24 January 2019

Marianne Silhouette Stamps

I've been practising making backgrounds with various inks and the new Silhouette Stamps from Marianne Designs make the perfect scenes - especially for Lake District type scenic cards!  
I made this one by inking through a circle so you get a nice crisp edge and then adding the trees at the edge.  These stamps are from the Woodland Set - CS1014 and there are more sets coming out soon!!

The sentiment is by PaperTreyInk and I've used a mix of Distress Inks and Adirondack Inks for the mountain scene.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Passion for Promarkers Flower Challenge

Morning bloggers - it's my turn to set the challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week and I've chosen one of my favourite things to use on cards - Flowers!  So you can use floral papers, floral images, embellishments - what you like as long as you use your Promarkers or Flexmarkers etc.

I've chosen this gorgeous new Mo's Digital Pencil image called Bubble Love - isn't she adorabubble!!
I've added some Glossy Accents to her heart bubble so you get a nice bit of shine!!

The Marianne floral circle die and the flowers and leaves are all from a new set, which is just so pretty - details below!  And the little hearts that I scattered on  my card are the waste from the floral circle cut out - so don't throw them away!!!

Marianne Products Used  

Circle Floral Frame with flowers and leaves - CR1331 NEW!
Lace Edge Circle die - CR1331 

Our sponsors this week are  Leann’s World 101 and they are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice from their online store. Their images are so much fun so why not pop over to the store and check them out. 

Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies' wonderful cards this week here - they're are fabulous!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 19 January 2019

Cheek to Cheek from Mo's Digital Pencil

Cheek to Cheek has to be one of my favourite Mo images - great for so may occasions that require a bit of romance!    It's coloured with my Promarkers of course and the Papers are Teresa Collins.

I've listed the Marianne Dies that I've used below:

Marianne Products Used

Stitched Rectangle Dies - CR1390
Wide Lace Die  - LR0507

The circular sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and the top one is a freebie from Making Cards Magazine!  The flowers are from stash!

I wonder if we're going to see more snow today - there was lots on the mountain tops yesterday!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday 15 January 2019

A Wintery Scene with Marianne Dies and Brushos

This is another Christmas card I made with Brushos and some Marianne Dies simply cut in white card with some gold for the lights in the windows and some Chunky White and Shabby White Frantage for the snow detail.

I love the night twilight sky effect you get with Brushos and you never really know what you're going to get so I love just doing it and cutting the best pieces from the paintwork to fit the scene.

Marianne Products Used

Fir Trees on Horizon Dies - CR1287
Fences and Village - CR1288
Tuscany Horizon Dies - LR0482

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 12 January 2019

Getting Alcohol inky with Inkylicious!

It was my baby's birthday in the week (she's 24 now!) and always think I have to get a little arty with her cards, as she is in her final year studying art at Camberwell School of Art in London!  (I'm sure she must laugh when she sees my attempts!  Anyhoo, I resorted to Alcohol, the inky kind as opposed to the drinking kind, and made my background using mostly the light blues/lilacs with some Rose Gold mixative which is such a lovely pinky, goldy, silvery colour as below!

I then hunted out my Inkylicious stamps and thought this eye with it's sentiment would be just perfect for an artist.

I mounted the Yupo piece on a slightly metallic matt and then a dark blue one, and that was it - and quite pleased I was too!

Happy Birthday my lovely!

Hugs, Juliexx (Although I want to say Mum!)

Friday 11 January 2019

Hunkydory Products - a new range to me.

I was delighted recently when Hunkydory contacted me and asked if I'd like to try some of their products - and as I've not really used them before, of course I said yes!!  I've always heard really good things about their Adorable Scorable paper too although I'm not reviewing that here.  

I am reviewing their stamp sets though and I chose this one because of our Violet loves ice-cream!   The set is called Ice Cream Fundae and I love it!  It comes with the van, some sentiments and lots of  different ice-cream/ice lolly stamps!

I've coloured  it with  my promarkers and then added some sunshiny papers and frame die-cut with a Memory Box die. The ice cream button and sweet embellies are from stash and the Fab ice-cream stamp comes with the set!  I have to say, the stamps are great - I got a good image first time, and the sentiment especially stamped really well and clear!
I have a couple more stamp sets and some dies to use too, so watch this space!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday 8 January 2019

New challenge day at PFP!

Yay, it's time for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and our theme  is right up my street - use your dies and/or punches!!

I started with this wonderful image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Tweetie - and it comes with the sentiment! So when I printed out my image, I just added the sentiment  and printed it out together - job done!

The dies I've used  are for a folding card from Marianne designs but I just used the basic die to cut out the front panel of my card neatly.  I've then used the more ornate dies from the set to decorate the inner panel and have included a white panel to write my message.

The papers are from Craftwork Cards and I've added die cut feathers and a vintage button which was the perfect colour match. 

Marianne Products Used

Folding Square Card - LR0571
Feathers Die Set - CR1412

Our fabulous sponsors this week are Dr Digi's House of Stamps and the winner will be able to choose two images of their choice from their online store!

Dr Digi's House of Stamps

Can't wait to see your makes for this week's challenge!

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday 7 January 2019

A sheep mobile card using the January 19 release from Marianne Designs

 Today's make was a pig to take a decent photo of, so I apologise for my poor photography skills!  It's also showing on the Marianne Inspiration blog here  with a full run-through of how I made it.

I do love these cute sheep and also the fab miniature fairy dies that are new out this month. 

Here's a full list of all the Marianne products I used - all new in January apart from the Baby Animals stamps!

Round Floral Die - LR0574
Miniature Fairy Dies - CR1455
Sweet Dream papers - PB7055
Sheep Stamps - EC0175
Baby Animals Stamps - EC0170

I've been clearing up my craft room over Christmas and because of some new 12x12 paper storage that I picked up really cheap, I've had to shift so much of my craft room about to fit it in place!  Very pleased with it though!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 5 January 2019

Making Cards Magazine January 19

I'm delighted to be featured in the current issue of Making Cards magazine using Mo's Digital Pencil images- (and there's a little sneak peak on the cover!!)

It's a fantastic issue too - packed full of great projects and freebies ( including one from Mo!

 Firstly there's the Hey Little Piggy Craft Paper Collection which has beautiful illustrations for the whole year ahead, then there's the totally on trend Terrazzo collection - perfect for cards for all occasions and then there's two further freebie digital collections! All this and projects from your favourite brands and personalities (and news ones!) as well as new features and giveaways! Pick up in craft shops, leading supermarkets or order via for worldwide delivery (free UK p&p) as well as digital editions.

A little peak of one of my cards for the magazine below too!

Hugs, Juliexx

Night Night from Mo's Digital Pencil

We took all our Christmas decorations down yesterday so we're officially a Christmas free zone!  
This  little beauty is Night Night from Mo's Digital Pencil, what a little sweetie, eh!

I love these new soft papers from Marianne designs which are out this month too - full list of products below.

Marianne Products Used

Sweet Dreams papers- PB7055 NEW!
Miniature Fairies - CR1455 - NEW!
Ornate Frame with corner dies - LR 0564
Butterfly Dies- LR0356
Sentiment Frame die - LR0241
Hugs Sentiment stamp set  - CS1011

I've not crafted for a while but now Christmas is away and my craft room is all tidy, I hope to spend some more time in there!

A very Happy New Year everyone!

Hugs, Juliexx