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Monday 31 October 2022

Frida Kahlo Stamp set

When I saw these new Frida Kahlo stamps and papers - available at Craft Stash here - I knew they would make great cards for some family members who are huge fans of this fascinating artist.  This is the card for my SIL.  I was a bit surprised about the boldness of the paper set I got, but I think I've toned them down here but just allowing glimpses of them through the layers.  I used a mask stencil from Marianne Designs to create the softer inked layer, coloured and hand-cut the flowers from the Frida set.  The little corner stamp on the main image comes with the stamp set so I added some Marianne die cut foliage to mirror the leaves- details of Marinane products used below.

Tags- CR1510
Mask Stencil - PS8119
Leaf Dies - LR0769

Happy Monday peeps!


Tuesday 25 October 2022

Passion for Markers Embellish it Challenge

Yep, it's new challenge day at Passion for Markers with a great theme of Embellish it chosen by our lovely Marie.

I've used this gorgeous gnome image from our sponsor - Star Jam Lines - he looks like he's having great fun! I've taken my colours from this super new paper set from Marianne Designs - I love the retro feel of the colours.  Of course, all coloured with markers, a mix of Promarkers and Copics - I also got my metallic Promarkers out to add some shine to the baubles and the stars.  Full list of Marianne Products below.

Marianne Products Used

Papers - Jolly Christmas - PB7065 - NEW!
Tree Die set - CR1602 - NEW!
Bauble Dies - LR0682
Gnome Dies - LR0554
Enamel Dots
Mirri Board

Star Jam Lines  are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice (the Etsy store is currently closed but Olya will liaise with the winner to sort out choosing their images).  Most of the DT have used images from Star Jam Lines on their creations this week so check them out here at PFM HQ.

Happy Colouring!


Friday 21 October 2022

Peekaboo Santas

I made a few of these cards with this Peekaboo Santa stamp from Marianne Designs.  Still love this small rectangular die set from Marianne too - full list of products used below.  

Peekaboo Stamps - CS1109
Small Rectangle Dies - CR1563
Square Scalloped and Stitched edge Dies from Distressed Rectangle set - CR1569
Jolly Christmas Papers - PB7075
Frozen Winter Papers - PK9172

And below,  using the stripey papers from the Jolly Christmas set

That's it for now - my Emily has just come home for a week from London - Happy Days!!


Friday 14 October 2022

Autumn Harvest courtesy of Marianne Designs!

I've been in awe of the amazing autumnal makes on social media this year, and although I've been in Christmas card making mode, I just couldn't resist making this card with my Marianne products!  I also cut all the shapes in coloured card stock to sand the edges and add to the rustic feel.  The big pumpkin is great - I've nearly hidden it though!  And, I didn't have any small pumpkin dies, so I used the cactus ones from the set below to load up my truck with squash, marrows and pumpkins.  Anyway, full product list below.

Marianne Products Used

Pumpkin Die (hidden under leaves and toadstools!) - COL1507
Large Leaf Die - CR1598
Small Leaf Die Set - LR0621
Truck Die - LR0641
Cactus Dies - COL1511
Acorn Die - LR0373
SignPost Die - LR0535
Fishtail Tag Dies - COL1507
Goodbye Sentiment - MM1630  
Birthday Sentiment - CS1053
Papers - Autumn Whispers - PB7059
Toadstool Dies- LR0623/LR0732
Acorn Die - LR0373

I've been on a quick road trip to see my Dad down in Norwich and honestly the autumn colours all the way there and back are just stunning!


Tuesday 11 October 2022

Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes at Passion for Markers

Tuesdays mean new challenge day at Passion for Markers and our lovely Lorraine on Team 1 has been very kind to us and chosen a theme of Anything Goes!!  Just include a coloured image on your make, using markers (telling us which type you've used) and then post it on our challenge blog here.

Our sponsors this week are Uniko Stamps and they're offering the lucky winner a Stamp Set of choice as long as it's in stock!

I couldn't resist some of the new Christmas Images over at my old stomping ground, Mo's Digital Pencil- Mo has created some beautiful new images and this is one of them - Harry Elf - what a cutie!

He was perfect to tie in with some of the new Marianne release this month - details below. Some of the items I've used are quite old but I know Marianne have brought out a whole host of dies that could take the place of some of my older ones, the tree border die for instance.  Check out the range here over on Marianne Designs.

Marianne Products Used

Log Cabin Die - LR0771 - NEW!
Winter Sentiment Die - LR0784 - NEW!
Icicle Border Die - CR1607 - NEW!
Tree Border Die - LR0283
Small Tree Die - LR0136
Grass Border for Icicles on House - LR0650
Papers - Frozen Winter - PK9172

Don't forget to check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here.

Happy Colouring!


Saturday 8 October 2022

Winter Birds with new Marianne goodies

These new bird stamp and die sets from Marianne are just so sweet and I loved playing with the leaf stencil too.  I've used gesso through the stencil and then sprayed with Distress Ink Sprays.  Love this technique so much - I followed an online workshop with Eileen Goodwin on Facebook here around a year ago which I really must finish!!

You can find a more detailed walkthrough of my card here on the Marianne Inspiration blog.

Marianne Products Used

Leaf Stencil – PS8135 - NEW!
Birds Stamp and Die Set – TC0904 - NEW!
DL Tree Dies – LR0772
Basic Rectangle Die set – CR1605
Sentiment – Happy Holidays – CS109

Managed a blustery walk up our local fell, Binsey, this morning - otherwise know as the other woman in Nick's life!!  Hope you're enjoying your weekend so far.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday 4 October 2022

New Baby cards

I was delighted to hear that a great friend has recently become a Grandma for the first time so I made these cards, one for the proud new parents and one for my friend. The elephant image is from Inkadinkadoo, the babygro is a Memory Box die and the sentiment on this card from PaperTreyInk.  The papers and these cute little footprints are from Marianne Designs which I've listed below.

Marianne Designs Products
Papers - Hooray A Boy - PB7064
Footprint Stamp and Die set - CS1085

For the next card I've kept the sentiment as the main focus - it is one of my favourites for baby cards, from Lili of The Valley.  The little perched rabbit is from Charlie and Paulchen, the papers are the same Marianne set and I've framed them with a stitched square die from Marianne Designs - in the scalloped Squares Die Set - LR0767

Off to my craft room now, as it's such a miserable day here!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday 1 October 2022

Attic 24 Cosy Stripe Throw

Seeing as I posted my son's birthday card yesterday, here is the throw I made for his birthday using the Attic 24 Cosy Stripes pattern,

Really enjoyed making it although I was surprised how long it took as the pattern is quite straightforward - I suppose it's quite a dense pattern.  

Hugs, Juliexx