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Tuesday 28 December 2021

St Nick for my NIck

 I've been enthralled by all the CAS card making on that group on FB - there really are some wonderful makes and this is the card I made for hubby, Nick - I always try and use a Father Christmas image on his cards so was thrilled to see this one being used by Chris Stokes in the FB group.  It's a jpeg from Hungry Caterpillar.  

I've used some of the smaller dies from the Wonky Square set from Marianne Designs as well as the berry die again, that came with the Advent Calendar

Wonky Squares Die set - CR1375
Berry Die

I am full of cold at the moment, I just about managed to get through Christmas Day before it came out in force!  Did a LFT but luckily negative not that it would have meant changing our arrangements for the Christmas period .

Anyway, Season's Greeting to  you lovely bloggers!


Friday 17 December 2021

It;s halfway time at our Christmas Mega Challenge at Passion for Markers

It's the half way mark for our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion for Markers - but only a few days to the big day and I'm not ready!!  Luckily I made this card a few weeks ago using one of my favourite Mo Manning image from the Valerie in Winter range

The papers are a great 12x12 pad from The Works heere int he UK

Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “anything goes”.  We don't mind what you create for this challenge, as long as you colour with your markers!  You are welcome to make Christmas creations but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your markers such as Promarkers, Copics, Spectrum Noir, Karin, Zig Clean Color etc

So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!

Dies to Die For are offering 1 lucky winner a £20.00 gift voucher

Dies to Die For logo

Uniko Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 1 stamp set (must be in stock)


Dr Digi's House of Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images

Dr Digi's House of Stamps

Leann’s World 101 are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images

Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images

Colour of Love digis are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images

All Dressed Up stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images

Take care


Wednesday 15 December 2021

Marianne Wishes using the Berry die from Advent Window number 14.

I absolutely love the new Poinsettia stamp from Marianne this season and I've used it here a bit like a design paper.   I stamped it in the corner of my square piece of card and then partially just above.  I then coloured it with my Copics and added the die cut poinsettias on top.  Now it's really hidden my coloured pieces but if you look at the next picture it adds some great depth to the card.  I've then used die cuts from the berry die (behind window number 14 on the advent calendar) to add further dimension.

The little fir tree branches are from the Holly Wreath set that I used on my previous card this week - it's all about mixing and matching!  Full list of items used below.

Marianne Products Used

Berry Die from Advent Calendar window 14
Poinsettia Stamp - MM1649
Sentiment Stamp and Die Set - KJ1719
Poinsettiea Dies - LR0121
Fir Tree Branches from Holly Wreath and Bird Die set - CR1387

I'm so enjoying using all the goodies from the advent calendar - I have another to share in a few days!


Monday 13 December 2021

Marianne Designs Advent Window no 11

I'm sharing another card with you today using the cute little birdhouse that is behind window no 11 in the Marianne Designs Advent Calendar.

I cut the Holly Wreath die three times and then stacked them up to add some dimension and did the same with the birdhouse before cutting again in red to get the little heart in the centre. I did the same with the house and then added the fabulous red rhinestones for the berries.

I then cut the wreath in kraft card purely so I could stamp and  heat emboss the sentiment onto Kraft knowing that it would fit snuggly inside the die and I wouldn't have to worry about centralising everything!

A full list of Marianne products used is below

Birdhouse die from Advent Calendar
Holly Wreath and Bird - CR1387
Senitment - Handlettering set - EC0156
Rhinestones - CA3159

Quite a simple card but very effective I think!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday 2 December 2021

It's Advent calendar time - Marianne Snowflakes


I'm not sure if you've seen but Marianne have the most fantastic Advent calendar out for us crafters this year - full of delightful Marianne goodies!

 Hopefully, you have opened your calendar by now and you will find this gorgeous little snowflake stamp behind window no 1!  

My card uses the stamp  to create a whole panel of snowflakes as  it stamps randomly with no edges.  I've used it to make a silver embossed panel on my card which matches perfectly with lots of other snowflake goodies in my Marianne collection - details below.

Marianne Products Used

Snowflake Stamp from 2021 Advent Calendar
Snowflake Stitching Border Die - CR1571 - NEW!
Snowflake Chain Die - CR1574 - NEW!
Snowflakes Die set - LR0393
Christmas Sentiments stamp set - CS0980
Stitched Edge Circle Die - CR1360
Brocante Winter Papers- CR1574

And just a little close up  of the panel below so you can see how beautifully it stamps!

The Marianne Design Team will be sharing more samples using the calendar goodies over the next month - and it's still not too late to buy your calendar! Buddly Crafts have it in stock here for those of you who are in the UK!