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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

A Scenic Pond with Marianne goodies!



Hi - sorry, I've been out of action for the last week as life has been rather hectic but I just wanted to share this card I made a few weeks ago using Marianne products.  I particularly love the pond border using the Foxglove flower stamp- I saw someone demonstrating this on one of the craft channels here in the UK and it looked so effective.  My full list of Marianne goodies used are below the next picture

Lily Pads and Flowers Stamp - TC0851
Grasses edging pond using a stamp from Eline's Brushstroke set  - EC0162
Tree stamp - Actually a Foxglove stamp set! - TC0849
Lily Pad/Flowers die set - LR0459 - NEW! 
Bullrushes Die - LR0409
Goose Die - LR0410
Lacy Border Die - LR0457 - NEW!
Papers - Belle Fleur - PK9105

The Dragonfly die is from Paper Artsy and has been in my stash for years!  I have just now found the perfect use for it!!  Having said that I now have the Marianne dragonfly and frog die set which is smaller but even lovelier so I've detailed the code below in case you're interested.

Tiny's Frog and Dragonfly Die set - LR0461
That's all from me for now - have  a lovely Wednesday!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Going Dotty at Passion for Promarkers



Oops - a bit late in posting this but today's card is for our Going Dotty Challenge starting today at PFP as chosen by our lovely Lisa!  I've gone with some Dotty colouring with my promarkers and also the animal print dotty paper from DCWV.  My image is Three Little Kittens from Mo's Digital Pencil - what's not to love!!
The stitched border die is from Marianne Designs - deets below, and I just couldn't wait to use the sun and clouds that came in my DT pack from Marianne - they come as part of a bendy card set, but just used them here quickly as they fitted with my design and colour combo.

Craftables Bendy Card Die Set- CR1402
Craftables Stitched Waves and Cloud set - CR1361

Don't forget to check out the gorgeous makes of my PFP teamies here and then come and join in our challenge!  You could win a fab £10 Voucher to spend in DSB!!
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Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 14 April 2017

A 50th with Mo's Digital Pencil Merges and 15% off Mo Images!!

I made this  card for a friend who's cycling mad and visiting from down south at the minute.  Big Guy's Bike comes with several accessories including the basket filled with presents and the cycling helmet.   I did the merge in several layers using Photoshop, first with the helmet and basket of presents, and then merged in Sheep to create a typical Lakeland scene!!
The papers are My Mind's Eye and I did the sentiment in Publisher!  The little bike stamp/die combo is from Sizzix, Simon's cycling outfits are a little more fetching, streamlined but you get the idea! 
Mo has 15% off through til April 25th so don't forget to stock up on some of your favourites or some of  Mo's gorgeous new images!

Oh and Happy Easter everyone!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Marianne Layering Roses Stamp


I knew I was going to love these Roses Stamp set from Marianne w hen they came in my DT package- especially now that I have my Misti which makes it so easy to layer up the colours.

I need to find some time to play with more colour combos as they make super CAS cards with just the layering and a nice sentiment (free with magazine!!)  The set is new out and there is also a hydrangea, tulip and gerbera set (I have my eye on the hydrangea set!) The code for the roses set is TC0855 and currently in stock here in the UK at Crafts U Love- just sayin'!!

It's turned a bit colder here at the minute but no rain for a bit so can't complain!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 8 April 2017

G-Fa Giraffe (or Zebra, Charlotte Wilson!!)



A clean and simple card from me today, using the super lovely G-Fa Giraffe from Mo's Digital Pencil I just think he's so gorgeous he didn't need an awful lot else!   Coloured with my promarkers and then added a few acrylic candy from Marianne Design.

The sun is shining here so must get on!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 6 April 2017

A card for our new challenge at Digital Pencil Too - always Anything Goes - Father and Daughter




It's new challenge day over on the DP2 Challenge blog and as always the theme is Anything Goes.

I made this card for my daughter's partner, Harry, whose birthday is the day before Violet's - so thought this image - Father and Daughter -  would be perfect for him.  It gets a bit confusing that my son is also called Harry - so it's Harry Bro and Harry O (for the surname) in our family!  Harry O is also a massive Arsenal fan, so I used a Dienamics hexagon die set to make the football mat background.
I managed to sneak in a Marianne Die too- Passe Partouts Stitched Circles set  - CR1360.
The sentiments were from a free magazine set.
Now as always there's a $5 voucher for the winner to spend in Mo's Online store here.  So get out your Mo images and your colouring medium of  choice and come and join in the fun!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Passion for Promarkers new challenge - Something Metal



Morning blogland - the sun is shining here again in the beautiful Lakes, so hope to get some gardening done later.  Today's card is for our new challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers with a theme of Something Metal chosen by l'all old me!  And I've been lucky enough to use this gorgeous image from our sponsor, Crafty Sentiments.  She's called Primrose Babysitting and I think, perfect for a new baby card.   
I've used lots of metal charms and itemson my card, including the heart, the love button, the flower centre and on the Marianne Die Tassels for the bit at the top - -can't think of it's proper name!!
Of course I've used lots of  gorgeous Marianne Products, including the gorgeous new Bow die which actually decorates the side of a piece of card but I've cut it out here to suit my design.:

Bow Die- LR0464
Leaf Flourishes Die - LR0271
Tassels Die - LR0391
New Arrival Stamp from set - CPL1381
Metal Tassel caps
As I said we are being sponsored by Crafty Senitments this week.and the lucky winner will receive three lovely digi images to play with!
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And, my fab PFP teamies have made some gorgeous cards to inspire you so pop on over to PFP HQ here to take a peek.
I can't wait to see what you make for this week's challenge!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 31 March 2017

Penny Black Water Colour with my new Misti!!



Something a  bit different from me today, using my new Misti with one of the Penny Black Bliss stamps and my Tim Holtz distress markers.

I love the way the Misti alllows you to colour the stamp directly and then layer up the colours on your paper.  I also used my water brush a little to blend the colour directly on the paper.  It's then so easy to add your sentiment without fear of messing up your main image!
This was my card for my lovely friend, Lesley of Grenouille Greetings who I stayed with in London a few weeks ago, always a fab stay!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 25 March 2017

A 1st birthday card using Baby Fairy Kiki



It was our granddaughter Violet's first birthday recently so I had to make an extra special card for our extra special little one!  I used the gorgeous Baby Fairy Kiki from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I'd already coloured her in with my Promarkers and then decided to put her at  the edge of water using some brilliant new stamps and dies from Marianne Designs.  It was only after I'd masked off Kiki and  stamped up the pond edge that I realised that she was floating in the pond, so had to change the grass into a Lily Pad!  I then added the clouds behind her, again masking her off.  I normally get clouds completely wrong so was really pleased how they turned out.


The dragonfly stamps are part of a stamp set from Marianne which includes the Lily pads and the frogs and dragonfly die cuts from another Marianne set - full deets below the next image.

Marianne Products Used:

Lily Stamp Set - TC0851
Pond Edge stamp Set - TC0835
Dragonfly/Frogs Die set - LR0461
Lily Pad Die set - LR0459
Lacy Doily Die - LR0457
Ribbon Border Die - CR1370

My papers are Lili of the Valley Nitwit papers and the tags and sentiments are from Stampin Up. 
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - Anything with Wings
Fussy and Fancy - Spring Time
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Punches or Dies
Cute Card Thursday - Spring Fever
I Love Promarkers - Angels/Fairies
Simon Says Stamp - More Than One Die or Punch

 Happy Weekend!

Juliexxx

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Passion for Promarkers new challenge



Hey Blogland, it's time for a new challenge at Passion For Promarkers with a my favourite theme of Girl Power as our theme chosen by our lovely Hazel!  There's nothing I like better than than make a girlie card and with our sponsors being A Day for Daisies, what better than using one of their gorgeous girlie images, Vintage Lip Colour.  It was another dear friend's special birthday recently and the image was just perfect for her.

The frame is cut with a Fiskars 2 in 1 punch that cuts the corners and border- I love them, they make it so easy!  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and of course there just had to be some Marianne in there - the flourishes, of which  there are several!

LR0151- Flower Stem and Leaf
LR0414- Swirls and Leaves

The flowers and pearls etc are of course all from stash!

Before you leave don't forget to check out the gorgeous makes of my fabulous teamies here and then come and join in our challenge to be in with a chance of winning a yummy $12 voucher from A Day for Daisies!

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Have a great day
Juliexx

Friday, 17 March 2017

Happy Birthdays and Happy St Patrick's Day!



So much celebrating going on here -  it's Violet's first birthday today, and her Daddy's birthday yesterday but I'll share their cards with you another time.  This card is for my lovely friend Sue who is also of Irish descent and born on St Patrick's Day (a few years ago now), so this image was just perfect for her!  She's called Little Irish Dancer  and even has gorgeous titian hair like my friend.


I love how this border die from Marianne fitted the pointed border on the card - just perfect

Lacy Border Die  - LR0385
Heart Die  from XL Labels and XZ Labels - CR1353

Hope you have a fantastic St Patrick's Day if you're celebrating!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Hoppy Easter!!



Yes, not long until Easter and here on Mo's Dream Team we're kicking off the celebrations early with our a theme of Easter for our monthly blog hop. There's a riot of golden daffodils here in the Lakes at the minute and we have a beautiful border of them along the front of our cottage-I must get a good picture of them before they finish.  Anyway, that's why I chose my colours and daffodil theme for my card.   

Hopefully you should have arrived here from our fabulous Hellen's blog where I'm sure she had something wonderful to show you,  For my card I used the gorgeous Bunny Hugs - isn't she a happy little thing!

 I just love these daffodil dies from Marianne designs - as always my full list of Marianne goodies are below:

Stitched Rectangle Frame Die - CR1390
Tag Die - CR1377
Daffodils - LR0339
Chicks - LR0410

Right, now it's time to send you along to Kaly to see her no-doubt, gorgeous creation but the full list of blogs is below should you need it.

Don't forget there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from the participating Dream Team Designers comments so... make sure you pop in and comment on everyone's post for the blog hop to be in with the chance to win!!!

Happy Hopping!!

Juliexxx

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Welcome Baby Benjamin!


Our lovely niece, Charlotte gave birth on Saturday to a beautiful bouncing boy- Benjamin and this is my card to Wilson family and to newly crowned big sister, Jemima!  
I've used the lovely Dede and Pod again, from Mo's Digital Pencil and matched them up with bunny papers in honour of our new Benjamin Bunny!!
The papers are a mix of Graphic 45, Bella and Boo, and First Edition, and of course there's some yummy Marianne dies and stuff, as below:

Woodgrain Effect School Slate  Die- COL1373
Large Bow Die - LR0447
Miniature Bunny Die from Baby Animals set - COL 1422 (all such cute dies!)
Ribbon
Sparkly heart and star embellies

I borrowed my friend Lesley's dies for the little bunnies hopping across the bottome of the card!

Well, that's all for today - getting ready for our little Violet's First Birthday this Friday - just where has that year gone!!
Hugs, Juliexxx

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Lavender Card


Morning!  Today's card was made for my MIL for her 83rd birthday a couple of weeks ago - amazing she is too!!  The image is from a 12 x 12 page but I cannot remember the make, sorry but she is so lovely!  I've teamed her up with some Lili of the Valley papers and then loads of lush Marianne Dies which I've listed below.

Ivy Corners - CR1253
Lavender - LR0157
Foxgloves - LR0457
Large Bow - LR0447
I've also used a Tim Holtz die for the layer under the image, a wooden flourish and some lovely wooden miniature fretwork which I can only bear to use for special makes! I've also added some Vintage Lilac Frantage to the little wooden butterfly, along with Shabby White Frantage around the image and frame but it's not showing up to well in my pics but it does give a nice bit of shimmer!
I'm going to enter a few challenges today;

Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Bling It Up
Cardz4 Galz - Name your Powder - Shabby White and Lavendar Frantage
Crafting With an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - For Mothers/Ladies Only

I'm hoping to spend the day in my craft room, lots to make!!
Have a great day whatever you are up to!

Hugs, Juliexx




Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Passion for Promarkers It's a Boy!


It's new challenge day today over at PFP HQ and we have a great theme of It's a Boy.  I had a flick through my Lili of the Valley stamps for my card and used this rubber image for a change.  Now I know this little guy's cheeks seem rather red and I was going to try and tone them down but our little Violet's cheeks were the exact same colour last week when she woke up, so I felt I could leave them!!
 I used a technique on the baby die cut shown to me by best matey Lesley while I was in Guildford.  That was to  cut the word out and then layer it onto some foam stickers and cut it out again and hey presto you get a neatly raised sentiment.  I've just noticed a bit of white backing paper that I've not quite removed but will do this before I use the card! Full list of Marianne goodies used below:

Bunny Die - COL 1422
Stitched Circle Die - CR1350
Baby Text Die - LR0217
Duck Rattle - LR0307
Papers - Belle Fleur - PK0105
Sasayaki Glitter are our sponsors this week and they giving the lucky winner a digi image  from their range,
Don't forget to take a peek at the makes of my lovely teamies here before you go!

Bunny Hugs!  
Juliexx

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Mo's Pinup



I had the most lovely visit to Guildford last week and caught up with so many friends that I miss so much now I live up north.  In particular, my friend Lesley and her lovely hubby put me up for nearly a week and I got to play in Lesley's Craft Attic.  This is one of the cards I made and, funnily enough, I went Clean and Simple for this make with one of Mo's new images Pinup.

The sentiment was just perfect (from a new Stampin Up set, which Lesley gave me for a belated Christmas pressie, one of many gifts I might add - spoilt!) so kept it all very simple.
It's a lovely sunny day so far here in The Lakes, so I think I'm going to get out in the garden to get it ready for Spring.
Happy Sunday all!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Anything Goes at Digital Pencil Too Challenge



Morning everyone.  My card today is for our new challenge starting over on Mo's DP2 Challenge, where as always, our theme is Anything Goes!
I've used the adorable Mags, doing a happy dance!  Such a joyful image!
I've coloured her with my Promarkers and then layered her up using a couple of Marianne Dies for the edged circle borders and the fern:

Lacy Border Circle - LR0180
Fern - LR0403

I love the stitched flowers which come from a Sue Wilson Creative Expressions set, and then all that was needed was a couple of Card Candi accents.


Do come and join in with the challenge - it's easy peasy with our Anything Goes theme, just remember the following:

Anything Goes with a Mo Image

                             Winners prize: a $5.00 voucher for Mo's online store.

Remember to follow Mo's Challenge Rules ...
use at least one Mo Manning image...
NEW creations only! (No back linking)...
And, please, only ONE entry per person!

And check out the Dream Team's inspirational makes here.

Hugs, Juliexx