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Friday 25 November 2022

Lavinia Lupin and Berries

I've been getting inky fingers with these cards using the gorgeous Lupin from Lavinia Stamps and following a tutorial that Tracey from Lavinia posted on social media - showing how to use the new Distress Glaze from Tim Holtz.  It's fabulous!!
I'm always nervous when getting inky fingers and often wonder how to get started so the tutorials are the perfect way to dive in until you grow in confidence with this way of making cards.

It's nice too as you get to do a bit of colouring - I've used Arteza watercolour brushes to colour Lupin here.

Have a great weekend.


Tuesday 22 November 2022

Passion for Markers Traditional Christmas Colours

Ther's nothing like some lovely traditional Christmas colours at this time of year which is just as well as it is the theme chosen by my lovely teamie Sue for this week's challenge at Passion for Markers. There's also something to be said for a traditional image which this sort of is as a Gingerbread lady - Noel Tannenbaum from our sponsor this week, Colour of Love,

My papers are some Stampin Up pads that I picked up in a charity shop a little while ago - hole in the head springs to mind but I can't resist a bargain!  The Poinsettia and sentiment are both from Marianne Designs - details below.

Christmas Carol Sentiments - EC0198 - New and already a firm favourite!
Poinsettia Die - LR0779 a new this year die set!

As I mentioned, this week's sponsor is the Colour of Love Digi images and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of 2 images from their online store.

You can see how the DT have used their images this week here and then I hope you will come and play along!


Sunday 20 November 2022

Marianne Designs Gnome Snow Globe

Marianne Products Used

Isn't this snowglobe set lovely!  Marianne Designs have now made a die set and an acetate window to make snowglobe cards!!  I've used one of their Stamp and Die Gnome sets, and an older Igloo and Mountain set which is so cute!!  Full list of Marianne products used below.

Snow Globe Die Set - CR1610 - NEW!
Acetate Globe Window - LR0045 - NEW!
Sentiment - Christmas Carols - EC0198 - NEW!
Papers - Winter Wonderland - PK9181 - NEW!
Gnome Stamp and Die Set - CS1107
Igloo and Mountain Die Set - COL1417

Another one for the box - I've only a few more cards to make for this year!

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday 17 November 2022


My card today uses several new or newish Marianne products, listed below.  I do love this Peekaboo Santa Stamp.  Full list of Marianne Products below.

Peekaboo Stamp Set - CS1109 - NEW!
Frame Die - LR0781 - NEW!
Winter Wonderland Papers - PK9181 - NEW!
Bauble Sentiment - LR0682
Stockings - LR0733
Tiny Bows - from Sack Die Set - CR1487
Snowflake - LR0393

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday 14 November 2022

Marianne Designs Nativity - November release

I loved making this card in a tryptic style - appropriate given the subject.  This new nativity die set from Marianne Designs is fabulous- and I think the stable set may come with but do check if you purchase it. I now have two sets as I had it from when it was originally released so check my facebook page here as I will be doing a little giveaway with this new secomd set!
The card is on the Marianne Inspiration blog here with full details- so pleased with the background sky made with the star mask and gesso, then sprayed with Prized Ribbon Distress Spray.

Full list of Marianne Products below.

Nativity Set – COL1519 - NEW!
Stable Set – COL1328
Christmas Carols Sentiment Stamp Set – EC0198 - NEW!
Starry Night Mask – PS8129

Have a great week!

Tuesday 8 November 2022

Passion for Markers - Digital challenge

Afternoon bloggers!  Tuesday is post day for the Passion for Markers Challenge with a great theme of Digital Stamps chosen by our lovely Marlene.  Leann's World 101 are our sponsor and the DT were very fortunate to be able to choose one of their digi images to share with you. I've used this gorgeous tree image - 'presents'

I coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers including a gold metallic Promarker for the tinsel and star but it doesn't show up top well on my pic. I've also layered some Marianne Dew Drops over some of the tree baubles to add a bit of dimension and sparkle. List of Marianne Goodies below.

Marianne Products Used

Doiley Die and Tag - LR0764
Frame Die Set - LR0692
Wonky Square Die Set - CR1375
Star Flourish Die Brocante Christmas - PK9191
Enamel Dots - Dew Drops - PL4514

As mentioned, Leann's World 101 are sponsoring this week's challenge and you could win 2 digi images from their fab selection - check out the makes of my PFM teamies here to see some more.

It's been a wet and wild day here in the Lakes, so I've been crafting away and writing up projects - indoors is the best place to be on a day like today!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday 4 November 2022

Tim Holtz Christmas Couple Die

I loved this Tim Holtz die set from a couple of years ago but haven't gotten round to using it.  It makes for quite a simple card even though cutting out all the bits and assembling is a bit fiddly.  But I did do a bit of mixing and matching, hence three cards.  I like the completed figures against these grungy Xmas papers from my stash.

I've seen the new Christmas release from Tim this year - love the snowmen and bottle brush tree stamps but I'm sitting on my hands!!

The Die set is this one- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 664731.

Thanks for popping in!