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Monday, 18 September 2017

Mo's Sharing a Song

Sharing another Mo card today called Sharing a Song.  I coloured her up at the same time as my last card hence the similar colour palette.  However I used a different set of papers - these are from a fab Craftwork Cards Christmas set.  I've use a gorgeous Marianne Die set to frame the image finished off with gorgeous poinsettia also from Marianne, deets below:

Frame with Bird and Foliage Die set - CR1387
Poinsettia Die - LR0121

I've shown these before but I thought I'd share again about these little polystyrene balls (I also used them as they are in my previous card for snowballs).
The picture below shows them before, but then I heat them when they're on my card ......

......and they look like this which I think gives them a slightly  more natural/wild berry look.

My card didn't need much else as the background paper is so beautiful.
We've got our lovely Em up for a few days, it's so great having her home for a bit!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 15 September 2017

Snowballs anyone?

Hey folks - today's card is using one of my most favourite Mo images from the set Valerie in Winter - such a great value set - three images currently for $6.75, and one of my favourite sets for Christmas cards.
I came across the snowball sentiment recently whilst looking for something else and thought it would be great to use with this image - it's from a PTI set.  My papers are from some old Basic Grey sets and of course a full set of Marianne goodies used as below. The snowballs and heart are from stash.
Lace Frame Die set- CR1414
Circle Die Set  - CR1331
Star Die set (New!) - CR1421
Scarf Die - LR0439
Hat and Mittens Die Set  - LR0440 
Winter Wonderland sentiment Die - CR1347
Knitting Embossing Folder/Die combo - DF3418

We've got Violet this afternoon for our usual Friday afternoon slot, so off to play and carry out Nanny duties.

Hugs, Julie

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Passion for Promarkers new challenge - Let it Shine

 It's new challenge day today over at PFP and our theme of Let It Shine is just great to get you cracking on your Christmas cards!
I've used this stunning new image from Mo's Digital Pencil - one of the Ragged range - this is Ragged Winnie (and she comes in a pre-coloured version too - here).

The window frame die is one of my favourites and I don't use it nearly enough so I'm going to try and rectify that this Christmas!  I love the little lantern too from the new set of Christmas accents - it's got Holly, Mistletoe, Presents,lanterns - love it.  The only thing I don't like on my card is the positioning of the lantern!  I tried to put it in her hand but think I should have used the other hand - this looks like she's been speared in the head by it!!  Anyhoo, full list of Marianne Loveliness below. 

Marianne Goodness

Old Press Papers - PK0120
Let It Snow Papers - PB7837
Window Frame with Snow Die - CR0286
Poinsettia Die - LR0435
Little Lantern Die from a great new set - COL1439
Candles Die - LR0243
Mistletoe Die - LR0189
Icicles Die - LR0135
Snow edge Die - LR0407

Oh and I must mention the snow edge die - it comes from a Lace Border set of two dies to give you a nice edge for your lace but I thought it looked perfect as a snowy border too!  Always good to repurpose your dies!
Our sponsors this week are the fabulous Dies to Die For with an amazing £15 voucher up for grabs!

Dies to Die For
What more of an incentive do you need to come and join in the challenge!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Mo's Life is Like a Balloon

Ooh it's shocking that it's been nearly two weeks since I posted a card!  I have been busy crafting, honest, but nothing I can show yet.

Anyway, today's card uses Life is Like a Balloon from Mo's Digital Pencil and is for the new Mo challenge starting on Facebook  here this week.  All of us on the design team have used the same image so that we can showcase the versatility of the image.  And you can get 30% of the image to use in the challenge by using the code UPANDAWAY - you get two images and a sentiment too!
I've created a scene using both images and the sentiment, and lots of Marianne goodies.  I started with a sheet of paper from the Aquacolours paper pad, as I loved the way it gradually turned from green to blue to violet perfect as a backdrop to my scene.  And I just love the star embossing folder and die combo- going to be a firm favourite I think!  Full disclosure of Marianne stuff below!:

Aqua Colour Paper pad - PK9147
Celestial Stars Embossing Folder and die combo - DF3439
Mountain Die from - COL1417- Love this too!
Fence Die from - COL1383
Grass Die - LR0360
Fir Tree Line - LR0283
Balloons - COL1378/PP1401

You can see the fab embossing and die card star spangles below.
Another sideways view below- I love doggie's expression!

That's all today folks - I'll try not to leave it so long next time!

Hugs Juliexx

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Berry Sweet!

All the berries at the side of my house reminded me that it was the perfect time of the year to colour up this little lovely from Mo's Digital Pencil - Berry Fairy Amai. What wasn't quite the thing to do though was take some arty photos with the berries at the front of the card- as said card could quite easily topple over on to artfully arranged berries and leave a large purple berry stain on the card!!  Luckily, I was able to salvage the card with a berry made of pearls - what do you think?!!

I've actually used some scraps of old paper for my card just using a couple of Marianne dies to frame the  image, as below:

Anja's Squares Frame Dies - LR0242
Lace Eyelet Border Die - LR0395

The berry sweet sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink and the glass dew drops and beads from stash.

The sun actually showed it's face here today and tomorrow looks good too, so hope to get in the garden for a bit.  And it's Friday, yayyyhh!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Happy Birthday

It was my son's 27th birthday over the weekend - eek and this is the card I made for him.  It's also new challenge day at Passion For Promarkers with a theme of Make It Digital so I combined the two!
Now I love a good digital image and this one is no exception.  It's from Just Inklined and a Staffie which I wanted as Harry has a gorgeous Staffie called Coco.  I knew I could get an image somewhere and immediately which is the beauty of digital shopping!  
I tried to colour her as closely as possible to Coco's real-life colours using the picture below- isn't she lovely, so soppy and a real softie.
My papers are from a My Mind's Eye pad called Handsome - perfect for both my Son and Coco (even if she is a girl!).
I also used a Marianne frame die - LR0376, and the film strip from this set - COL1390.  (because Harry is a fantastic photographer!)
Now we have a great sponsor today, Di's Digi Creations who are offering the lucky winner a $12 voucher to spend on their digi images!!

Di's Digi Stamps
Oh and hop on over here to see the rest of my teamies' fab makes!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 25 August 2017


Another Christmas Card to share with you tonight - using Igloo from Mo's Digital Pencil - so cute!!  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley - I really wanted one that read From Our House to Yours but in a Craft Room bursting at the seams with 'stuff'  I couldn't find one!!
And of course, the requisite list of Marianne loveliness!  I love the little  die cut Igloo and Mountain range and I do love using the Driftwood papers to cut out snowy images such as the trees and mountains.

Marianne Goodies

Forest Embossing Folder - DF3430
Eline's Igloo/Mountain Die - COL1417
Poinsettia Die - LR0121
Fir Tree Line Die - LR0283
Mistletoe Die - LR0189
Apres Ski Papers - PK9125
Driftwood Papers - PK9134

A few stickles and I was done!

Big Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 21 August 2017

Boat scene with Marianne products

We went to see Dunkirk this afternoon, which is just amazing from start to finish and I would thoroughly recommend it!  Anyway, it reminded me that I had yet to blog another boating themed card that I made using Marianne products.

This one was actually very quick to make - no colouring but using  a brushstroke mixed media stamp  and a Sailboat Die- details below:

Sailboat Die - LR0473
Eline's Brush Strokes Stamp Set - EC0162

Right, watching Game of Thrones now so must dash!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Pretty Pastels for Passion for Promarkers

It's new challenge day today at Passion for Promarkers HQ  and we have a great colour theme this week of Pretty Pastels as chosen by our lovely Lisa!
I've chosen to use this gorgeous new image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Little Liar and he seemed rather perfect to go with a sentiment questioning someone's age!!

I cut him out with the Basic Distressed square die from Marianne Designs  (CR1375) and then decided to distress the rest of  my papers which, incidentally, are by Basic Grey. The little clock is also from Marianne  (CR1234) as are the enamel stars and heart embellies.

Our sponsors this week are Little Miss Muffet stamps with a voucher worth $6 up for grabs.

Little Miss Muffet Stamps

I hope you can find some time to join in the challenge- take a peek here at PFP if you'd like some more inspiration.

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 14 August 2017

Wedding card

I can't believe that it is already over a week since my niece Lily got married.  It was a fab day and the weather was so kind!  There's a picture of the Happy Couple below. 

I started  off wanting to use this sentiment from Inkylicious and it fit perfectly into this frame on a new die from Marianne Designs- Anja's Marquee set - LR0483.  The papers are also Marianne and I took my colour scheme from these - they're so gorgeous!  Anyway, full list of Marianne products below the next picture.

Anja’s Marquee Die set _ LR0483
Anja’s Roses Corner Die – LR0214
Anja’s Roses Border – LR0212
Petra’s Holly Die – LR0384
Wedding Couple – LR0427
Leaf Flourish – LR0120
Romantic Vintage Papers – PK9093
Silk Lace -JU0915
Gems - JU0937

I inked through all the dies whilst the die cuts were still in place as it does add a lovely vintage feel.

I coloured the silk lace with my promarkers to match the colour of the card and then added a few pearls and sparkles and I was done. 

And below are the new Mr and Mrs Ogilvie!  Congratulations to a fabulous couple!
Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing, wedding and outdoor

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 12 August 2017

First Christmas Card for 2017!

Woohoo - first Christmas card of 2017 but have a feeling I'm already running behind!  And it's been proper wet and wintery here today so perfect for Christmas cards!

I've used a gorgeous new image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Skipping Santa and I've also used the great sketch that Lou created for the August Mo challenge here on Facebook.
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The large circular die is a Joycraft one and the papers, Ice Crystals (die set  LR03900-  and gems are all Marianne Designs. 

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 11 August 2017

Marianne card on the Design Team Blog

I loved making this card for the Marianne Design Team Blog this week - you can see it here and other gorgeous cards made with yummy Marianne goodies.

My starting point was this awesome new frame die from Marianne -
Anja's Marquee - it makes such a statement don't you think. 

 I love this layering Roses stamp set too and the stamping platforms around now make it so easy to get the layering right! The papers are Marianne as is the sentiment from the Dreams stamp set - it really is a great addition to my sentiment collection.  Anyway, full list and details of Marianne products used are below. Oh and I coloured the silk lace with my Promarkers to match the colour scheme of my card.

Anja's Marquee Die set - LR0483
Tiny's Layered Roses Stamp set - TC0855
Dreams Stamp Set - CS0975
Diamond Gems Pink - JU0937
English Roses Paper Bloc - PK9143
Butterfly Pearls - CA3116
Pearl Swirls  - CA3101
Silk Lace  - JU0915

Hopefully, I should have another card to share tomorrow.  Raining here today so I hope to pop  into my craft room!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Marianne card for Making Cards Magazine

I'm a bit behind with my blogging at the minute - I have a backlog of cards to be shared!    So I thought I'd start with this card, being one of three appearing in Making Cards Magazine for August using Marianne Design Products.

Full list of Marianne Products below

                       Fishing Net Die - CR1409
 Sailboat Die - LR0473
                                             Ocean View Embossing folder - DF3426
                                                               Hetty's Border Sailing the Seas stamp set - HT1623
                                             Cote D'Azur Pretty Paper Bloc -PK9146 

Off for a birthday bbq this afternoon!  Happy Retirement indeed!

Hugs, Juliexx