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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Fairy Nest

I love this little trio of fairy chicks in their nest- I'm really enjoying the birds in our garden too.  I got a new bird feeder for Mother's Day and we've had this chappie visiting - a Great Spotted Woodpecker

Anyway, this little trio is called Fairy Nest and you can find them here in Mo's Digital Pencil.  
I coloured them with  my Promarkers and then layered them up with some yummy Marianne Dies as follows:

Spider Web die - Leaf Doily Creatable set - LR0430
Laurel Leaves - CR1371
Lacy Border Die - Hearts and Cotton Lace set - LR0413
Lacy Circle die from Petra's Circle Die with Bird set - LR0457

Looks like it's going to be another hot day here in the UK - I'm on babysitting duties again today, just love my little Violet!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

PFP New Challenge - Make it Manly

Hey folks - today's card is for our new challenge at PFP with a great theme of Make It Manly as chosen by our fabbie Nic!  Now I interpreted this as a card for a Man or Boy as this card is clearly not very manly!!
I've used Kitchen Knight from Mo's Digital Pencil - I do love his colander helmet!
The dress up papers are from Bella and Boo, so sweet and old-fashioned.  The dinosaur skeleton die was the nearest thing I had to a dragon - I think it goes with the theme!  The star border is from Whiff of Joy and the sentiment is from Heidi Swapp.
Today we're being sponsored by Di's Digital Stamps with a $12 voucher up for grabs for the lucky winner!
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Thanks for stopping by, I do hope you can find some time to join in with our challenge - always good to have a male card to hand, right!  Oh, and don't forget to check our the fab makes of my PFP teamies here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Under The Sea for Marianne Inspiration Blog

I made this Under the Sea card for my  recent post here on the Marianne Inspiration Blog as part of my Marianne World Design Team duties - totally a pleasure though and not a duty!! 
 They've got some fabulous new Sea themed stamps and dies and papers as part of their latest release, and I combined them with a few of my older dies to create my mermaid scene! There's a full list of goodies used after the next picture and it's a long list!!

Marianne Products Used

Basic Card Shape - Bendy Card Die Set - CR1402
Mermaid Stamp Set:  HT1619
Wave Embossing Folder: DF3436
Fish Dies: COL1431
Oyster Shell: CR1407
Port Hole and Ship's Wheel Die set: LR0417
Lighthouse:  LR0231
Barrel: LR0434
Anchor and Starfish Dies: LR0232
Rope Die: LR0418
Boat from Tiny's Ocean Die Set: CR1279
Leaves: LR0438/LR0229
Leaves from Design Folder set with Die: DF3414
Pink Papers from Watercolour set
Eline's Ocean Papers: PB7052  

That's all for today folks - have a great weekend!
Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 15 May 2017


This is the card I made for my daughter's 29th birthday yesterday, using Yoga from Mo's Digital Pencil and a bevy of beautiful Marianne Dies including their new Bendy Card Die set which I just love and I can see will get a great deal of use - I love the dimension it gives  (Catalogue details are below).
My papers are from the Eva paper pad from  Basic Grey - I'd forgotten how much I love their papers.  The Sunray die  is a Sue Wilson die from Creative Expressions.

Marianne Products Used

Bendy Card Die Set - CR1402
Garland Alphabet  Die - LR0340
Tiny's Bridge Die - LR0426
Weeping Willow Tree Die - LR0429
Large Tree Die - COL1424
Small Tree Die from Village Die Set - COL1383

It's turned really cold and wet up here in Cumbria - still we made the most of some beautiful  sunny days.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Bingo Anniversary Challenge at PFP

Can you believe it, Passion for Promarkers is 8 years old!  It was my very first DT position too and I have an extra special soft spot for it and all it's design members, past and present, and Denise and Gina who do an amazing job of keeping it running.  So to celebrate we have our Anniversary Challenge with a Bingo board for you to choose how to make your card.  You can create anything you like as long as you follow a line on the bingo board either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.  Please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton/Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme. 
Here is the BINGO board to use for your inspiration:


I chose Polka Dots, Kraft and Punches or Dies for my card and also this gorgeous image, Eva from Mo's Digital Pencil.

The Papers are Vintage Market from Bazzil Basics and everything else from stash.  Oh and the frame is a Marianne Die (of course!) - Petra's Circle with Die set - LR0457.

As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual:
Bugaboo stamps are offering one lucky winner a prize of $21.00 voucher
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DigiStamp Boutique is offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher
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Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher
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Uniko Stamps are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set (in stock) of their choice

Alicia Bel is offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher
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Petal Lu is offering one lucky winner a 30% discount voucher

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Wow, who wouldn't want to win one of those prizes.  This week both the design teams have joined together so we have an amazing set of inspirational cards to share with you - check them out here!
Happy Tuesday everyone.
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 4 May 2017

DP2 New challenge Mo fans!

Hi there Mo fans, it's time for our new monthly challenge over at DP2, where, as always, out theme is Anything Goes as long as you use a Mo Manning image - and there are so many to choose from!!
I've used one of Mo's newer images, Sugar and Spice which you can find here at Mo's Digital Pencil. Isn't she the sweetest!  I've coloured her up with my Promarkers to match these fab Denim look papers from Craftwork Cards with my go to Marianne goodies as below the next image.

Marianne Goodies

Cotton Lace border die - LR0413
Rolled Rose  Flowers - LR0162
Tassels - LR0391
Denim Roses
Pearl butterflies

Please come over and join in the challenge here.  You could be the lucky winner of a $5 dollar voucher to spend in Mo's store!!
Happy colouring!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Passion for Promarkers Make it Bloom Challenge

Oops - just sneaking in today's card by the skin of my teeth for our new challenge at PFP which started today, and the theme is Make It Bloom chosen by our lovely Marie. And as we're being sponsored by The Paper Shelter, I got to play with this gorgeous image from them called "Sweet Gardener".
There's lots of Marianne goodness here too - full list below.

Marianne Goodies
Frame/Flower Die Combo - Anja's Label Die - LR0425
Tiny's Cottages - LR0453
Fence die - from Village Decoration set 2 - COL1383
Tiny's Grass Die - LR0360
Papers - Country Flowers papers - PK9144

As mentioned, our fab sponsors this week are The Paper Shelter and they're offering the lucky winner a $10 voucher to spend in their  store.

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Check out all the gorgeous makes of my teamies here and then come and join in our challenge!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 27 April 2017

We are Siamese if you please!

My card today is using one of Mo's Digital Pencil newer images, Jasmine the Siamese cat. We had a Burmese cat when I was growing up- Sable- and she was so lovely, much darker in colour than Siamese but this still reminded me of her.  And I thought the expression on this little moggy's face was just perfect to go with this PTI sentiment even Jasmine also comes with her own great sentiment!
My knitting supply dies, embossing folder and papers are from Marianne. including the little L.O.L which here definitely means Laugh Out Loud!  My full list of Marianne goodies are below:

Knitting embossing folder/die combo - DF3418
Tag from Big/Little Tag set - CR1353
Wool/Needles dies - CR1235
L.O.L. sentiment from  COL1367
Papers - Pretty Paper Bloc English Rose -PK9143

That's it for today folks, thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Juliexx

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