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Monday 31 August 2020

More Katy Sue Designs Christmas Angels for today's shows

Morning!  Sharing a few more makes from the Christmas Angels set that is on Create and Craft today at 10:30 and 3PM (Sky 683), and presented by our very own Debbie Raybauld and Dawn Bibby.  


 Enjoy the shows!


Sunday 30 August 2020

New Release Angel Pad from Katy Sue Designs on Create and Craft Tomorrow.

Morning folks, just popping in to share my samples for the Katy Sue Release which is being aired on Create and Craft tomorrow.  It' s a new Christmas Angels pad that can be made into fabulous Christmas cards and can also be used with the wide range of MDF products that Katy Sue offer.
I love the blue palette of the pad, but there is also some purples and yellows too!  And aren't these deer images so cute!!

Just to show there's some colour variation, I brought out the pink of her waist ribbon, by using some Katy Sue snowflake peel offs as masks then inked the paper with pink ink!  I further brought out the pink shading the flowers and dies with pink too.

For this MDF star. I cut one of the angel images out, using the centre star as a template.  I've then added Frantage Shabby Blue enamel to the base star and round the edge of the image.  Perfect as a gift for a Christmas baby!
I'll have some more samples to share with you tomorrow - don't forget to tune into the shows on Create and Craft at 10:30am and 3pm tomorrow with Dawn Bibby.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 29 August 2020

Walking in Winter from Mo's Digital Pencil

Isn't this new winter image from Mo's Digital Pencil delightful!  He/She is called Walking in Winter and can be found here in Mo's store.
I've coloured the image, using my favourite blue combo, coloured the night sky masking of the moon shape which I've then used some Shabby White Frantage for a bit of sparkle.  I've continued using the Frantage for falling snowflakes and I've also added some white gel pen to further enhance the snow.

The snowflake border and snowflakes are Marianne Dies as are the enamel dots, and the background paper.  The side border paper was from my scraps.  And the sentiment comes with the image so I remember to add it to the image before printing!!

Marianne Products Used

Snowflake Border die - LR0486
Snowflake die trio - LR0393
Main background paper- Starry Night - PB7014
Enamel Dots - Snow and Ice

It certainly feels like the weather is on the turn at the moment - just not quite winter, thank goodness!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday 27 August 2020

Katy Sue Designs Floral Wreath

I  made this wreath using a gorgeous set of  ready die cut flowers from Katy Sue Designs. They''re so nicely cut and so easy to use.  

To make my wreath, I used some large circle dies on some Katy Sue Grey Board - it's construction grade so gives you a really nice firm centre to the wreath.  I then cut out two further wreath shapes in  in white card to cover the greyboard.

Once I'd pressed out the flower layers and leaves  from the sheets, I  inked all the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink to give them an aged look.  I then spent a little time shaping and curling the petals with a ball tool.  I then made the flowers by layering up the petals remembering to place the petal layers in between each other to give depth to the flowers.  

Before fixing the flowers to the wreath base, I punched a hole at the top and looped in some 
co-ordinating ribbon to hang the wreath.  I then arranged the flowers and leaves until the wreath was filled.

Icy Watercolour - Die Cut Flowers & Leaves (Pack of 12)

As you can see from the picture of the flowers on the sheets, you can really change the feel of your make from cool and pretty to aged and shabby, so they really are versatile and saved on a whole load of punching out  or die cutting flower petals!

Hop on over here to the Katy Sue site to find the flowers.


Saturday 22 August 2020

A little bit Vintage

I've gone just a little bit vintage today with this gorgeous image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  She's called Cathy and you can find her here in the store.

I matched her with these vintage feel papers from Melissa Frances and this gorgeous frame  die set is a new one from Marianne Designs-cat no: LR0670.  It is so pretty!!

Happy weekend everyone!


Thursday 20 August 2020

Driving Home for Christmas-on the Marianne Inspiration blog

Just popping in quickly to share my card on the Marianne Inspiration blog here, using one of their latest decoupage images.  I do love these colours for Christmas - really have a retro feel to them.  Full list of Marianne goodies used below:

Christmas Image Decoupage Sheet - EWK1280
Winter Days Design Paper - PK9161
Folded Gates Die set - LR0163
Square Frame Die - LR0234
Snowman Die  - LR0631
Car and Tree Die set - LR0567
Tag Die set - CS1958
Happy Holidays Sentiment stamps - CS1009
Poinsettia Dies - Various - LR0142/LR0121/CR1478
Snow and Ice Enamel Dots - PL4515


Tuesday 18 August 2020

Fifty Shades of Blue at Passion For Promarkers

I loved this Digi image when I saw it- created by my talented teamie, Lisa Macvicar, and I knew it would be perfect for our Blue  themed challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers.  I even used the same sentiment that Lisa used as I had it in rubber stamp form!  You can find the stamp here in Lisa's Etsy shop.

It was lovely to colour too - just love this blue combo and I've listed the colours I used  below.

Promarkers Used

Blues - French Navy/True Blue/Aegean Blue/Azure
Greens - Moss/Lime Twist/Lime Zest/Soft Lime
Blue/Greens - Marine/Ocean/Teal
Shading around image- Polar Blue/Tea Green

I tried to keep this clean and simple but it didn't really work - but - just one piece of design paper, details below!!

Products Used

Lisa McVicar - Peacock Image
Papers - Authentique - Journey
Peacock die - Sizzix
Leaves - Provocraft

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is  Di’s Digi Stamps and they are offering one lucky winner a $6 voucher to spend in their online store.

Can't wait to see your blue makes - love a bit of blue!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 15 August 2020

The Walking Dead!!

I made this card for brother-in-law's birthday this week.  He's currently binge-watching The Walking Dead  (which I love!)  so thought Mo's Digital Pencil Zombies was the perfect image! Great fun to colour too as all skin shades and tones go completely out the window!

Full list of stash used below

Products Used

Sizzix - Fab 50's set (TV)
Marianne Designs - Banner stamp and Die set - CS1058
Everyday I'm Shuffling Sentiment - Mama Elephant
Break Out the Birthday Moves and Happy Birthday sentiment- Woodware.

Happy Weekend folks!


Wednesday 12 August 2020

Hooray for this Beautiful Day

When making this card, I had in mind all the beautiful lake shores we have here in The Lake District and it really has been fabulous these last few days if a little warm!  I've assembled it using entirely Marianne  Designs products all listed below- love the the sea lines and landscape borders!!  Details  below.

Marianne Products Used.

Papers - Wood and Stone - PK9170 - NEW!
Cote D'Azur - PK9146
Aquacolor - PK9147
Fence and Landscape border die set - LR0663 - NEW!
Sea Lines die set - LR0664- NEW!
Pier die set - LR0597
Boat die - LR0594
Bird die -LR0596
Beach Chairs and Life Buoy die set -LR0662
Beach Hut die - LR0442
Rope die - LR0418
Sentiment Stamp Set - Hello Spring and Summer - CS1044

Have a beautiful day wherever you are.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 8 August 2020

Happy Purrfday


This little cutie is Happy Purrfday - love his smiley face!!  He is of course from Mo's Digital Pencil, and you can find him here in Mo's store.

And, the little sentiment printed on the  My Mind's Eye design paper is just purrfect too!  (I only realised after I'd picked out what papers I wanted to use!!)

Of course, there are some Marianne products in there - including the stamped sentiment.

Marianne Products Used

Circle Frame Set -LR0180
Wonky Squares Frame - CR1375
Flowers Die Set - CR1493
Banners Sentiment and Die set - CS1058 
Sentiment Stamp - TC8073

He's also appearing on Mo's Dream Team Blog here where you can see lots of different makes using Mo images here.

Have a lovely weekend!


Tuesday 4 August 2020

Beach Bum Bob For a Male Passion for Promarkers

May I introduce Beach Bum Bob- although not Beach Ready Bob.  Looks like he's had one to many of those coconut cocktails during lockdown!!

He's from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and is perfect for our For a Male challenge starting over on Passion for Promarkers this week
A list of the colour blends I used are below, and of course, a few Marianne products including the sentiment!

Promarkers Used

Greens - Olive/Marsh/Moss/Pear Green/Lime Twist and Lime Zest
Browns - Bag and Hat- Burnt Sienna/Caramel/Sandstone
Sandals and Coconut - Chestnut/Walnut//Cocoa/Raw Sienna
Beard - Warm Greys

Marianne Products Used

Banner Die - CS1058
Sentiment - CS1007
Shells - CR11363
Paper - Aquacolor- PK9147

Dr Digi are offering the lucky winner of our challenge 2 Digi stamps from their on line store so hope you will come and join in the challenge.

Dr Digi's House of Stamps

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 1 August 2020

Ice Cream anyone!

Today's card may have been better suited to yesterday's weather but really anytime is ice cream time according to my granddaughter Violet!!

I made this card using some fabulous new stamps, and  a stamp/die combo from Marianne Designs!.  The background was stamped using the new Colourful Fruit stamp set and topping with this delicious ice cream sundae image that I coloured with alcohol markers, and then cut out with the co-ordinating die  - full details of products below.

Marianne Products Used

Ice Cream Sundae stamp and Die Set - HT1657 - NEW!
Fruit Colourful Silhouette Stamps - CS1064- NEW!
Stitched Frame Oval Die Set - CR1467
Hello Summer Sentiment Stamp Set - KJ1714

You can also see more details of how I made this card on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.  There is also a post showing lots of different makes using this range from the Marianne DT here.

Have a fruitful day!

Hugs, Juliexx