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Tuesday 29 September 2020

Anything But a Christmas Card

Now I am in full Christmas card making mode at the minute, so it was nice to take a little break and celebrate the last hurrah of Summer for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week.  Our lovely Lisa has chosen the  theme of Anything But  Christmas- a great open-ended theme as long as you use your Promarkers, Flexmarkers etc.

I've decided to use this super newish image (from August funnily enough), called August from Mo's Digital Pencil - love this little friendly duo! The sequins on the image were originally to hide a tiny dirty smudge ( I am not a clean worker!!), but actually like the way they look like little bubbles of air!  There's also a list of Marianne Products used, below.

Marianne Products Used

Web Frame - LR0430
Papers - Birds and Flowers - PK9085
Bulrushes Die - LR0409
Water Lilies Die set - LR0459
Mini Labels Tag/Sentiment set - CS1029

Our sponsors for this week's challenge,  are Uniko and they're offering the lucky winner  a stamp set of  choice from their online store so do come and play along!!

Also, don't forget to check out the fabulous makes of my teamies here- lots of loveliness to inspire you!

That's all from me for now, 

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday 28 September 2020

Marianne Wildflower Envelope

I absolutely love this Envelope stencil from Marianne Designs!  And together with the Wildflower Die sets, I think they make such a special card for someone!  I've also used the new American style Mailbox Die which  is also the focal point of the Spotlight Post on the Marianne blog here.  So many lovely and varied ways to use it!

Marianne Designs Products Used

Envelope Stencil – PS8071- NEW!
Autumn Whispers Papers – PB7059 - NEW!
Marlene’s Mailbox – CR1510 - NEW!
Wildflowers Dies – CR1516/CR1517
Mini Labels Tag set – CS1029
Bow Die – LR0447
Round Die - CR1474
Mini Envelopes – LR0275

Have a great week!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 26 September 2020

More Mo Gnomes!

Can you tell I love Mo's  New Gnomes!  This is Oddvar who comes as part of a duo with Nils here.  I've made a little snow scene with Oddvar - I do love these windows from Marianne Designs - they fit so many of their dies perfectly, especially the range in  this lacy edge design.  The papers are also from Marianne Designs - Swedish Winter - full details below.

Marianne Products Use

Round Doiley die -  CR1474
Papers - Swedish Winter - PK9159
Acetate Shaker Window - LR0032
Snow - LR0028

Start of the weekend - have a good one!


Saturday 19 September 2020

Mo Manning Three Penguin Chicks

I love these cute little Penguin Chicks from Mo's Digital Pencil - such fun to colour up.  You get three in the set too - great value and can just as easily be made into cards on their own - although they do look so sweet together!

They didn't really need a whole lot else either - I just matched them with these gorgeous My Mind's Eye Christmas papers.

Happy Saturday people!


Tuesday 15 September 2020

PFP Leaves Foliage

It's Tuesday and it's my choose day over on the  Passion for Promarkers Challenge blog here. I've gone for  Leaves/Foliage theme so just use leaves etc somewhere on your make - die cuts, image, papers, lots of choice!

And as we're being sponsored by  Colour of Love Digi Images, we also got to play with some of their gorgeous stamps - I've used Rory's 'autumn is in the air here.
 Just don't forget to use your Promarkers -or Flexmarkers or Aquamarkers.  I've listed the colour blends I've used  below.

Promarker Blends Used

Skin - Cinnamon/Coral/Sunkissed Pink/Blush/Ivory
Hair - Chestnut/Walnut/Cocoa/Raw Sienna
Oranges - Henna/Burnt Orange/Orange/Mandarin
Yellows- Raw Sienna/Sleigh Bell/Gold
Reds - Burgundy/Crimson/Ruby
Red Browns - Walnut/Burnt Umber/Firebrick
Berries - Berry Red/Heatwave/Red
Greens - Yellow Khaki/Herb Green

Of course, there's lots of fabulous Marianne products used too - listed below.  I think I've managed to tick off the foliage theme!!!

Marianne Products Used

Frame - LR0630
Trees - LR0375
Acorns  and Leaves - LR0373
Leaves- LR0621/LR0512
Tag and Sentiment - Mini Labels set - CS1029

As I  said, Colour of Love are sponsoring us this week and the lucky winner will be able to pick 3 images of their choice from the store.

Don't forget to check out the makes of my fabulous teamies here - they are beautiful! Then, pleeeeeassse come and play along with us - I look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you've created!.

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday 14 September 2020

Marianne Autumn Vibes

Thought I'd do a little bit of mix media work with new goodies from Marianne Designs.  I started off by inking through the Cobble Stones stencil with  a variety of  Distress Oxides, then splatted some water and dried off.  I then used this gorgeous new mixed media stamp of sunflowers and leaves.  I then added a bit of extra colour on the flowers.  Next I used the new mixed media sentiment set which gives you Autumn, Winter and Christmas, a small text stamp and some seasonal sentiments.  I then cut out some wildflower die-cuts from both of the sets that Marianne have recently brought out, layered them into a bouquet and finished off with the Autumn Sentiment over the top.  A list of products used is below.

Autumn foliage and flowers stamp - MM1633 - NEW!
Autumn/Winter Text set - MM1630 - NEW!
Wildflowers sets CR1516 and CR1517
Cobble Stones  Stencil - PS8001

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday 13 September 2020

Marianne Designs Hamster Treehouse with new September products

Today I'm sharing my card featured on the Marianne Inspirations blog here. I've used some of the new September release items and a few older dies and papers to show how you can mix and match!  I do rather like using the Zebra Mask Stencil for the tree bark detail .   Anyway, you can see the card on the blog and also a walk-through of how I assembled the card.

Hamster Die Set - COL1489 - NEW!
Tree House Stencil - PS8073- NEW!
Autumn Whispers Papers - PB7059 -NEW! 
I Love Holland Papers - PK9168
Fern Leaves - LR0403
Grass - LR0650
Zebra Mask Stencil - PS8070

Have a great dayxx


Saturday 12 September 2020

Mo Gnomes Hedda and Frode

More Mo Gnomes from me today- this couple are Frode and Hedda who come as a couple here.

I took my colour choices from this fab paper from the Marianne Designs paper pad Brocante Winter - it's a beautiful set of blues, greys and purples - a little bit icy, a little bit nordic!

The snowflakes are from an older set of heart dies from Marianne - it has this snowflake die as a central die which was just as well because I couldn't find my main set of Marianne snowflake dies in  my Christmas stash!! The little tree lanterns are also from a much bigger set - CR1374 which makes a shadow box - sometimes just the thing you need is a small die from a bigger set!  Full list of Marianne products used below.

Marianne Products Used

Papers - Brocante Winter - PK9165
Tree Die - LR0678 - NEW!
Leaf Frame - CR1378
Snowflakes - CR1225
Lanterns - CR1374
Deer - CR1289
Tag - Mini Labels - CS1029
Sentiment - Happy Holidays - CS1009

Happy weekend everyone!  


Friday 11 September 2020

Lavinia Twilight Trees

I fell in love with a card tutorial  that Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps posted a few weeks ago on Youtube here.  I've also discovered that I can get Youtube in my craft room with the Firestick I have in there!  So I decided to follow along with the tutorial stopping and starting as I went.  I didn't have quite the stamps or products that Tracy used apart from the Fern branches so I made use of what I do  have and I was so pleased,  I went on to make  made ten cards to add to my Christmas stock.!!  Given me a lot of confidence with the techniques that Tracy showed too, so expect to see more!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday 6 September 2020

Mo's Skating Gnomes

More  Mo gnomes to share - this time the Skating Gnomes Dag and Dyri that come as a duo.  I've placed them with some of the tree images that you get free when you spend $25 dollars in the store!

I've simply positioned them in a word document and they've overlaid where necessary - so easy to create this little scene!

The frames I've used are from Stamping Up, the papers are from a My Mind's Eye Christmas 12x12 pad and the little old-fashioned skates are a Joy craft die.  The trees, sentiment and tag are from Marianne Designs. details as follows.

Large  Spar Tree Die - LR0378
Small Trees Dies - LR0136 and LR0556
Banner Tag Die - CS1058 
Sentiment - Happy Holidays Set  - CS1009

Love these gnome stamps - so great to colour!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday 3 September 2020

New Gnomes at Mo's Digital Pencil

Have you seen the new gnomes over on Mo's Digital Pencil? There is a whole range of them and you get two per set with a fair few of them!  This is Gnome Egli from the Tini and Egli set and I love how he is doing a little jig at the thought of going home for Christmas!!  There's also some free sentiments, such as the one I've used,with any purchase, and a  free tree set with purchases over $25!  Running until 13th September

I've used papers from my Christmas scrap box - I think they're Stampin Up and this fabulous new tree die from Marianne Designs.  I've not used it to it's best effect here as you can create layered dimensional cards with it- I will definitely be using it like that more!!

Marianne Products Used

Tree - LR0678 - NEW!
Car with Tree - LR0567
Holly and Berries - CR1343

Thanks for popping in!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Christmas in September at Passion for Promarkers

Morning and White Rabbits!!  Do you always have to say  that on the first day of the month?!!

It definitely feels more autumnal here and so the countdown to making a ton of Christmas cards begins!

Luckily, we have a great challenge of Christmas in September starting today over at Passion for Promarkers and luckily there are a ton of new Christmas images from Mo's Digital Pencil!  This one is Merry Little Christmas- so fabulous!  

There's a breakdown of Promarker blends that I used below and I added some white gel pen for snow.

Promarkers Used

Reds - Burgundy/Red Sweater/Antique Pink/Coral
Greens - Pine/Soft Green/Pastel Green
Wreath Greens - Holly/Lush Green/Mint Green
Fence Browns - Burnt Sienna/Caramel/Sandstone/Pastel Beige

And another list of Marianne dies used!!

Marianne Dies Used

Round Frames - CR1331 and CR1474
Large Poinsettia - LR0122
Small Poinsettia - LR0142
Leaves- LR0438
Pine Cones - LR0437 and LR0550

The papers were mostly scraps from my scrap box.

Don't forget to check out the wonderful samples made by my PFP teamies here and then come and join in the challenge - never too early for Christmas cards, right!!

Hugs, Juliexx