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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Herbs and Leaves Spotlight Marianne Designs



I am such a numpty - I should have posted this a couple of  weeks ago to coincide with a Spotlight Post on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.  Still here it is showcasing lots of the latest products from Marianne Designs.  There's some fabulous makes from the DT too - so do check them out!

Sometimes it is so good to make use of the image sheets with precoloured images- when you don't have time to colour for a start!!


Full list of all NEW Marianne products used below:

 Herbs and Leaves Decoupage sheet – EWK1255
Herbs and Leaves Papers PK9152
Extra Thick Embossing Folder – Apple Blossom - DF3446
Frames, Leaves and Flowers – LR0511
Branches and Leaves – LR0512


That's all for now, but I'm sure I'll have something else to share soon.
Hasn't it been the most glorious day today - full sunshine this morning here, so looking forward to the warmer weather now - not far away!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Marianne - sewing theme with new products!



Should have posted this yesterday - sorry!  This is my card for the Marianne Blog showcasing their new products for February 2018.
I just love all the sewing themed goodies!


I also managed to incorporate a few older products including the tassel dies, flowers and safety pin.


A close up below to show you the detail of the embossing folder that I did manage to leave a little uncovered!!


Love the scissor die in the set!

Marianne Products Used


Papers - Crafty Patterns - PB7074 - NEW!
Decoupage Sheet - Mattie's Mooist MB0172 - NEW!
Sewing Die Set - COL1445 - NEW!
Sewing Stamp Set - EC0163 -NEW! 
Anja's Ornamental Border Design Folder/Die set - DF3443 - NEW!
Anja's Marque Die Set - LR0483
Tassel Die Set - LR0391
Marianne Tassel caps
Marianne Sweet Lace
Marianne Pink Daisy
Marianne pink safety pin
Off into my craft room now for the first time in over a week it feels like! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Violet modelling her new jumper



Not a card today but sharing our Violet in best modelling 'looking far away into the distance' pose.  I've just finished knitting the jumper that was meant to be for Christmas - good job it's still pretty darn cold up here!

Hugs, Juliexx




Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Passion for Promarkers Add an Embellishment



Today's card is for our new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers with a great theme for me - Add an Embellishment- I do love and embellishment!!

My image is called Dragon Hugs, from Mo's Digital Pencil of course! I needed to make more boy cards but there is also a female version here!
My embellies are the cardboard shield, some metal studs, the mdf knight and the old button with shields on it!


The sentiment is a die from Frantic Stamper.

We're being sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique for this challenge and they're giving a £10 voucher to the lucky winner.

DSB


 I do hope we'll see your entry in the challenge!

Hugs Juliexx

Monday, 12 February 2018

Mo's Gothic Fae




I loved colouring this image from Mo - Gothic Fae - she's got a little 'tude don't you think!

When I was down in Guildford a few weeks ago, best matey, Lesley, was playing about with my stunning new Apple Blossom extra deep embossing folder from Marianne.  She inked the folder before running it through her die machine - it looked fabulous and a nice way to give a bit of colour to the embossed panel.  I didn't do quite so well getting a smooth covering of ink but I still like the  shabby chic type effect. A full list of Marianne goodies used is below:


Classic Border Die - LR0455
Petra's Flower Bowl Die - LR0436
Rose Die - LR0451
Appleblossom Deep Embossing Folder - DF3446 - NEW!


I'm getting over a cold here - nothing too awful but I'll be glad when it's done!  There's a lot about I think.

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 9 February 2018

French Maid



I "maid" this card for Nick's Uncle Ray who apparently recently hosted a dinner party dressed as a Jam Tart - the theme for the evening was puddings!!  So I thought this image would be perfect for his birthday card - sadly I don't know who it's by as I borrowed the stamp from a friend.  

Of course the sentiment was word processed and there is a full list of Marianne goodies below - note to self - why didn't I use the new Plush Curtain and Pelmet die set from Marianne LR0502 for the curtain like shapes at the sides instead of the wavy border die?!!  Still, good to know that sometimes, you don't need everything and can multi-utilise a lot of our stash!!


Marianne Products Used

Papers - Do What You Love - PK9149
and Celebrations - PK9131
Wavy Border Die - CR1361
Lace Frame Die - CR1202
Rosette - COL1444 - New

The Happy Birthday is Lili of The Valley - such a great go to set!

I have a horrible cold at the minute but the sun is shining here and Violet is due soonish, so hopefully will get out for a short walk later.

Enjoy your day - the weekend is nigh!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Mo's Digital Pencil Bee Mine


As soon as I saw Bee Mine in Mo's store, I knew it was a must have!  I think a lot of the girls on Mo's  Dream Team and other card makers felt the same - I've seen some gorgeous cards out there.

Below is the front of my card using an Intricut Bee die from Hobbycrafts, a chicken wire die from Marianne (honeycomb here of course) and a word-processed sentiment.
It then opens up to reveal the scene inside using the yummy Bee Mine

Marianne Products Used

Papers- Crafty Patterns PB7074 - New February 18 release
Papers - Canadian Fall PK9138
Papers - Just for Men - PK9129
Chicken Wire die - CR1401
Tree Die - COL1424 
Willow Tree Die - LR0429
Grass Dies - CR1335
Pop-Up Frame Die - LR0371
Daffodils - LR0339

- and the second half of the sentiment is completed inside.

I must say I do like the daffodil dies from Marianne too,

Hoping to have a good day of crafting here - enjoy your Sunday whatever you're doing.

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Mo's Digital Pencil Valentine Images - Embrace



This was my third card for Making Cards Magazine using Mo's Digital Pencil images - and this is one of my most favourite of Mo's images - Embrace.

I took my colours from the papers from the Marianne pad - Garden Party - full list of Marianne goodies used below:

Marianne Products Used

Garden Party papers - PK9108
Pierced Frame Die Set - LR0376
Heart Die - COL1334
Heart Chain Die - CR1392

The sentiment was from a freebie set from Making Cards Magazine and the wooden butterfly and heart brad from stash.
Heart 


Hoping for good weather today as we're off for a walk up onto Fleetwith Pike apparently!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Passion for Promarkers Photo Inspiration Challenge



It's Tuesday which must mean it's new challenge day over at Passion for Promarkers and we have a great photo challenge which is just yummy, don't you think!  You can take your inspiration from the whole image, eg cupcakes, cooking, or just the colours or one colour or even the spots!!  I've gone with the colours and spots!
Image may contain: flower and food

It's another Valentine's image from Mo but this time one of her new images - and yup, you've guessed it, I love her!!  She's called My Valentine Fairy and can be found here in Mo's store,

I've gone a bit old school with my stash, picking out a  corner punch that is donkeys' years old and also the oval die from Marianne which is an oldie but a goldie!  And, I managed to use the smallest die in the set - I think we often forget about the little dies in sets so I just love these (the little loopy dies either side of the image!).

Marianne Products used

Petra's Ovals Dies- LR0235
Curved Ribbon Border Die - CR1370

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Lacey Sunshine who are offering the lucky winner 3 digi images.
You can see the rest of my teamies' makes here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 29 January 2018

Mo's Digital Pencil Valentine Images -Chocolate Heart


Magazine cutie number 2 here - using Chocolate Heart from Mo's Digital Pencil
Now I'd be lying if I said that I love anyone more than chocolate, except our little Violet, who is just scrumptious but it's a great sentiment for a valentine's card!  And it was from a freebie from Making Cards Magazine a few months ago and a new favourite of mine!



Marianne Products Used

Garden Party papers - PK9108
Pierced Frame Die - LR0376
Stitched Flowers and leaves Dies - CR1249
Stitched Border Die - CR1250
Heart Die - COL1334

I do love the chocolate coloured design papers from the Garden Party set too!


Right, that's me done for now!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Mo's Digital Pencil Valentine's Images My Chubby Valentine



This is one of three cards  using Mo's Digital Pencil Valentine's images that I made for Making Cards Magazine for their January 2018 issue.  Now that the new issue is out, I'm safe to post it!

The image is My Chubby Valentine and can be found here in Mo's store.  Isn't she fantastic!!

Marianne Products Used
Heart Papers - Do What You Love - PK9149
Oval Frame from  Die set - LR0371
Piered Heart and Stamp Set - COL1307
Mini Hearts die - CR1322


Look out for my other two cards to be posted soon!

Hugs, Juliexx


Thursday, 25 January 2018

A Gorjuss Girl image for a change



I absolutely love all the new craft themed stamps and dies from Marianne Designs February 18 release.  And lucky me, they arrived just in time to complete this card for best matey, Lesley ( but not in time to post it in time for her birthday so I'm hand delivering it!!)
I also decided to use a Gorjuss Girl image which had yet to see the light of day!

A full list of the Marianne goodies used are below- I love the little broken pin stamp and the teeny scissors die!!

Marianne  products Used

Craft Dates Stamps -EC0167  - NEW - February 18 release
Craft Dates Dies - COL1445 - NEW - February 18 release
Basic Shapes - Stitched Rectangles - CR1390
Zip Die - CR1260



Oh, and I believe that this zip die was made as a result of Lesley suggesting it as die to Marianne a few years ago!!


We plan on doing just what the sentiment says, along with a little retail therapy at Sandown on Friday - yippee!!

Well that's all from me for now folks, Happy Crafting!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 22 January 2018

More Marianne loveliness



I started making this card the same time as my previous hence the similar colours.  This time I used some poinsettia dies to mirror the lily in the picture.


And now for a full list of Marianne Goodies used

Anja's Ornamental Border Die and Embossing Folder - DF3443 NEW
Twine Circle Die - CR1414
Flowers - LR0121
Flourish - LR0150
Tiny's Fern Leaves Die - LR0403
Leaves/Flower Dies - LR0229/LR0150
 Mattie's Mooiste Lilies Decoupage - MB0171

The pears and the cabochon flower are from stash.

Have a good week folks,

Hugs Juliexx

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Marianne Designs January release products




Hello folks - it's my turn to hop on the Marianne Inspiration blog and share my card using mostly some of the gorgeous new Marianne goodies that are in the January 18 release.

It's rather appropriate as I have spent the last few days sorting out my Marianne stuff and cataloguing it so I know what I have!  This includes searching through the internet trying to determine which sets all the loose pieces of design paper I have come from!  I have also purchased some clear insert folders and labeled them with the name and catalogue number of the papers so I can quickly find the details for future posts!!  Sad or what -  hubby certainly thinks so -  but I have enjoyed it and it was long overdue!!
I love these new floral images from the decoupage range, such soft, pretty colours and drawings and so useful when you don't do colouring or don't have time!! 

The hydrangea layering stamps (below) were also made for these images!!

For my little sentiment, I carefully inked just the Love and Kisses from a longer sentiment from the new Wedding Sentiments set - always nice to  use your stash outside of the expected.


And here is a complete list of all the Marianne items I used.  I particularly love the large lace panel in the new release!

Lace panel – LR0507 - NEW
Die from Deluxe Design Folder Set – DF3443 - NEW
Partial Sentiment from Wedding Sentiments set – CS0999 -NEW
Circular Frame and Bow Die – CR1414
Tiny’s Layering Hydrangea Stamps – TC0854
Lavender Die – LR0157
Paper – Sweet Romance PK9153 - NEW
Decoupage – MB0170 - NEW


Today, I intend to carry on crafting and make something!

Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Juliexx