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Thursday 27 April 2023

Sheena Douglass New Magazine Release

I'm a bit late posting this but I was delighted to be featured in the new Sheena Douglas magazine released a couple of weeks ago. Click  here to take you to the magazine over on Craft Stash.   

I loved working with the set of beautiful floral dies and papers. This rose stamp below is just beautiful!

Such a versatile kit too from which you can make all sorts of gorgeous creations for all occasions.


Wednesday 26 April 2023

Passion for Markers Frame It Challenge

I seem to have lost a day this week!  Should have posted this yesterday to mark the start of our new challenge at Passion for Markers set by our lovely Lorraine - Frame It. And what is more suitable for a frame than a photograph taken with this Polaroid Digi Stamp from our sponsors this week Dr Digi's Stamps - it's called Birthday Cheese!

Not sure who's make the Happy Birthday frame die is from as I bought it from a friend having a destash.  The papers  are by Simple Stories  and called Summer Fresh.   And of course there's one or two Marianne Design products in there too - details below.

Marianne Products Used

Square dies from sets  - LR0692 and LR0767
Camera die -LR0605
Photo Frame Die set - COL1388

 Dr Digi’s House of Stamps are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice from their online store.  All of the DT have used images from Dr Digi’s HOS on their creations this week so check them out here.

I always look forward to visiting you to see your versions of the theme - just remember to use your markers and point out which type they are.

Happy Framing!


Friday 21 April 2023

Foam Block stamping Marianne Products

Some more foam block stamping, this time using a stunning new die from Marianne Designs -details below.  I love how this technique expands the use of dies in your stash!  The flowers are  also Marianne stamps as per below.


Marianne Products Used

Square Leaf Die - CR1622 - NEW!
Wildflower Stamps - CS1084
Love Sentiment - MM1639

The other sentiments are Stampin Up

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday 17 April 2023

Spotlight Post for Marianne Designs New Home card

The DT at Marianne Designs are shining the spotlight on the new Tea Pot and Mug Die set released this month.  I've made mine as a new home card- nothing like a fresh cup of tea once you've unpacked all the boxes!  As well as these gorgeous new papers and dies, I've rummaged through my stash to find some hooks to hang my mugs on - these came from a Pirate Die set - love finding the perfect tiny die to suit what I need!  Details below and you can find some more inspiration here on the Marianne blog

Tea Pot and Mug Die Set - LR0803
Papers - Sweet Flowers - PK9183
Dotted Strips Dies - LR0800
Vase Die Set - LR0694
Hooks - (from Pirate Dress Up set) - LR0527
New Home Sentiment - CR1314

Our Em moved up from London a couple of weeks ago into a lovely little one up one down cottage.  It's so lovely to have her nearby after 8 years of 300 miles distance!


Friday 14 April 2023

Foam Block Stamping with Lavinia Products

I absolutely love this foam block printing technique shown by Lavinia Stamps recently.  You heat the foam block with your embossing gun, then press a stencil or die into the foam which retains the impression.  You can then ink it up to make a stamping block.  So much fun and I intend to do it with my granddaughter later today as I know she will  love it!

The stencil and stamps are from Lavinia, and they also sell the foam blocks, but the sentiments are mostly PaperTrey Ink - hence the American spelling on neighbourhood! Such a great way to make some batch cards.
I've also made some with Marianne products which I'll share soon!  


Tuesday 11 April 2023

Passion for Markers Pretty Pastels

Hello folks, I can't believe that the last week has come and gone!  Hope you had a good Easter, we did here, with some lovely weather for the first three days anyway. We even managed a BBQ!

Anyway, on to today's card which is for our Pretty Pastels challenge starting today at Passion for Markers.  The theme was set by our lovely Lisa and you can check out the gorgeous team makes here.

I've used an old Sweet Pea Stamp in my stash and some probably just as old Kaisercraft papers - The Lake House. I do seem to have gone a bit old school all round as the frame and border dies are also some older Marianne Dies as below.

Frame Die - LR0709
Lattice Border Die - LR0637 

(I've just realised how well the lattice edge matches the papers!)

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is the fabulous Di's Digi Stamps who is offering the lucky winner a $6 voucher to spend in their on-line store!

We always look forward to seeing the beautiful makes that you send in to the challenge.  Just please remember that you must use Markers and tell us which ones you've used.

Happy Colouring!


Monday 10 April 2023

Time for Tea anyone?

Seeing as I've just given my kitchen a good spring clean after having some work done in there for a couple of days, I think I deserve a cup of tea!  This make uses this fab new die set and such pretty papers from Marianne Designs, released this month. I love a pretty tea pot and mug!

There's a full list of products used below and you can also find a more detailed walk through on the Marianne Inspiration Blog here.

Tea Pot and Mug Die – LR0803 - NEW!
Lace Semi-Circle Die – LR0701
Pierced Corner Die – LR0642
Papers – Sweet Flowers – PK9183 - NEW!
Sentiment – Wishes by Marlene – CS1079
Fishtail Tag Die – COL1507
Strings for Tea bags from Gift Wrapping Set – COL1441


Saturday 1 April 2023

Rustic Tulips from Marianne Designs

As soon as I saw this new die set from Marianne Designs - CR1623 - I  knew wanted to make a rustic, naive art feel card.  So I got out my coloured core papers and sanding block and this is it.  Very simple and all made with the one die set including the frame.  I may put a sentiment on when I know who the recipient is!

It's part of the April 2023 release so should be about very soon!