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Tuesday, 20 September 2016


Ooh new challenge of CAS today starting over at PFP, which you may realise I don't do very well but would like to!  Have to say, I was rather pleased with this, although the flowers may be slightly outside the CAS guidelines! But hey, it's CAS for me!
This gorgeous image is called Cheek to Cheek, of course from Mo's Digital Pencil, and was perfect for some lovely friends of ours who have just got married. The heart border die is from a Marianne Designs  diet set - Stitched Hearts and Accolades (CR1362).
The papers are Tilda and the Love die cut is a Memory Box die(which I've lost since using it!).  The stamped sentiment is from PTI.

My teamies at PFP have totally rocked the CAS theme- check them out here.  Do come and join in our challenge too as you could be the lucky winner of a $21 dollar voucher!!

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Right, need to get cracking - having a tooth out this afternoon!!  Euugh!!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Autumn Blog Hop with Mo's Dream Team

Yay, it's my turn to choose this month's blog hop theme with Mo's Dream Team - can you guess I chose Autumn!

As you can see, I've used another of the gorgeous little fairy babies from the fab set 6 Baby Fairies (girls).  She seems just perfect for falling into the autumn leaves!

As always, I've used a ton of Marianne Design Dies. including the Ornate Basket die that the little cutie is falling into!

Rectangle Die- LR0318
Rake - LR0374
Broom - LR0433
Squirrel/Rabbit Die Set - CR1340
Ornate Basket Die-LR0436
Fir Cones/Needles - LR0438
Leaves - CR1336
Round Web Die/Leaves - LR0430
Canadian Fall - Papers 

Oh and the sentiment is Papertrey Ink.

Right, your next stop on the hop is over to our fabulous Gaynorwhere she will have something gloriously autumnal to share with you!  And, don't forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs as you could win a $5 voucher to spend in Mo's Digital Pencil!  And there's new images arriving in the store almost daily at the minute!
The full order of the hop is below in case you need it.

Happy Hopping peeps!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Beautiful Butterflies challenge at PFP

I do not know where the last two weeks have gone, I really don't!  We had a lovely week last week with two of our nieces visiting with their families, so lovely to see all the little ones!  I feel I've hardly been in my craft room and had a job getting this card made in time, but I scraped in! It's for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers with a super theme of Beautiful Butterflies chosen by our awesome Coops!
I've used one of the little cuties from 6 Baby Fairies (Girls), I think she looks like a little butterfly, but added a diecut one for good measure!  
I added her onto my card with a piece of acetate to really make her pop off the page, and of course, I had to use my Marianne dies and products, as below:

Spiderweb and Leaf Die set - LR0430
Mushroom  Dies - LR0372
Oak Leaf and Acorn Die set - LR0373
Butterfly - LR0153
Mini Dazzlers
Check out the beautiful butterfly creations of my teamies at PFP here and come and join in our challenge. You could win the fab prize of 3 digi stamps from 2 Cute Ink.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Getting cracking on Christmas - Let's Chill

I've only had time to make one card this week, so I thought I'd better make it count towards that Christmas tally!  And the fabulous Mo is adding tons of new images to her digital stock and I think we can look forward to some fab new Christmas ones!  
I've used Chill here, which was released a few weeks ago, love it, and it comes with the sentiment.  And I received my Marianne DT package this week which came with this fabulous scarf die, a match made in heaven! A full list of my Marianne products are below:
Knitted Scarf Die - LR0439 (and in stock here at Crafts U Love, just  sayin!)
Basic Distressed Squares  Die set - CR1375
Snowflake Die - CR1225 (comes with this hearts die set)
Snowflake Embossing Folder - DF3419
Paper - From a Pretty Paper Bloc set but not sure which one, sorry!

I kept the design reasonably simply as I love let the image do the talking sometimes, and it keeps Christmas postage down!! 
That's it for now folks, thank you so much for popping by!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Passion for Promarkers - New Digital Challenge

It's my kind of challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers- Make It Digital, so use a digi image/sentiment somewhere on your card. Great theme Marie!  Well you know I'm a huge fan of Mo'sDigital Pencil so of course picked this image, Kate, from Mo's vast catalogue and which is getting bigger daily!!
I coloured her to match these pretty papers from Lili of the Valley Nitwit papers and used the following dies from Marianne Designs:

Petra's Beautiful Border die - LR0407
Tiny's Lily Die - CR1306
Spikey flowers - LR0229
Lace Border - LR0385
My sentiment is also LOTV and all the other bits are from stash.
Our generous sponsor this week is Di’s Digi Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher to spend in her online store. 
Di's Digital Stamps
Don't forget to check our my teamies' fab makes here and then come and join in our challenge!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 18 August 2016

August Blog hop time folks!

I love it when the third Thursday of the month comes around as it means it's Blog Hop time with Mo's Dream Team and we have a great theme of Winter in August chosen by our lovely Gretha, and this is where you should also have started to hop.
When I saw this gorgeous image from Mo, Tilli-Gnome, I couldn't wait to get my DT package from Marianne Designs as I knew she would team up with this fabulous Mushroom Home die that is new this month.  My full list of Marianne products are below:
Mushroom  House- COL1412
Tiny's Oak Trees- CR2338
Papers - Driftwood, Wintertime and Silver Stars

The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink.

Right now it's time to send you on to the blog of my fab teamie, Gaynor, who will have a treat for you I'm sure.  And, don't forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs that you visit as you could win one of two $5 dollar vouchers to spend in Mo's online store!

Monday, 15 August 2016

Vintage wedding

I made this wedding card for the daughter of one of  my oldest and dearest friends, who got married at the weekend.  We weren't able to make it to the evening celebrations but I'm sure their day was wonderful. 
I used papers from Scrap and Craft for the vintage style and cut out the gothic stained glass window with a Memory Box die, and used the off cut to stamp my sentiment from Inkylicious. I made the little frame below using some Cloud  Air clay so it's nice and light and the tassels were made with a Marianne die - Tassel Fringe Die set LR0391.

Oha and I made a box to match with a Paper Trey Ink stamp for the sentiment and a Martha Stewart Punch Round the Page set for the border.
There are lots of bits and pieces from stash too, including some bits of vintage lace, a Memory Box rose corner die, , peals and muslin.

Thanks for stopping in peeps!  
Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 12 August 2016

Male Happy Birthday

The only thing I like about making cards for men is that they can be fairly CAS, otherwise not so much!  I love this Woodware sentiment but wondered what to team it with then remembered this knight stamp which I've had for many years and thought it would be perfect!  The papers were from the US and the round accents were from the same stamp set as the knight.  The little wooden knight was a craft fair purchase.  Finally, I've used two Marianne dies:

Stitched Circle Die- CR1360
Stitched Clouds and Waves border die set- CR1361

That's it for now folks, 
Happy Weekend!


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Passion For Promarkers Hip to be Square

If it's Tuesday  it means that it's time for a new challenge at PFP HQ, with a great  easy peasy theme of  It's Hip to Be Square.
I coloured up this gorgeous new digi image, Sunflower Baby, from the fabulous Mo Manning, she's on fire at the minute, with new images arriving almost daily at Mo's Digital Pencil .......and they're often half price for 24 hours so keep checking in the store!! I teamed her up with some Marianne Design papers and the following dies:
Basic Distressed Square dies set:  CR1375 - new!
Tiny's Sunflower Die- LR0361
Label XL and Label XS die set - CR1353
Papers - A5 Pretty Paper Bloc - Eline's Silver Stars

Well that's all from me for now and all I need to do now is send you over to the PFP Challenge blog to check out the makes of my fabbie teamies. And of course, not forgetting our sponsor for this challenge, Letraset, which will be a wonderful prize, I just know!

Hugs, Juliexxx

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Wuthering for the new monthly challenge starting today at DP2

It's time for a new monthly challenge today at  DP2 Challenge, as always with an Anything Goes theme.  I just love, love, love this new image from Mo called Wuthering (just click on the name to take you to her in Mo's store), and of course the homage is to Cathy.  However, she also reminds me of when Kiera Knightly stands on Stanage Edge in the Peak District in the 2005 film version of Pride and Prejudice.  (This also happens to be just about my all-time favourite film!) 

I used one of my bigger Go Kreate dies to make my card base and mat - so much easier now I have the big Big Shot!  There's also a few Marianne Dies for the ferns and flourish:

LR0403- Tiny's Ferns
LR0271- Anja Vintage Swirls

                         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!

You can check out the gorgeous makes of the rest of Mo's Dream Team here!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Marianne New Home

When I started making this new home card, I intended on an entirely different design but was side tracked by this sentiment from Marianne Designs! The full list of products I used are below.

Brick Design embossing folder with brick die - DF3403
Ivy, Bird house and Bird die set - LR0206
Sentiment from a great set with a wide range of sentiments - CS0975
Stitched circle die- CR1360
Framing round circle Petra's Rectangle- LR0318- the smallest die from the set that I often ignore!
Papers from Pretty Paper Blocs - Nostalgic Pictures and Driftwood.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Christmas in July!

 Morning peeps!  Sorry I'm late posting today, but got a nasty sting on my hand yesterday and have been to the Drs who has given me a dose of steroids so hopefully they will kick in soon!
No colouring for me for a few days! :(  
Anyhow, today's cards are for the challenge that has started today at Passion for Promarkers with a great theme of Christmas in July as chosen by my lovely teamie, Hazel.  We're being sponsored by one of my favourite illustrators (and who I don't use enough) A Day for Daisies, and I've used their cutie digital image Candy Elf, and made 4 cards!!
Ha, that's good for me - only another hundred or so to go!! I've listed below the shades of red I used as I know some people struggle with these colours - mine is blues, just don't seem to be able to crcack them:
Firebrick (Flexmarker)
Lipstick Red
Salmon Pink
Pastel Pink.

 The papers are a mixture of My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey - do you know I have nearly come to the end of The My Mind's Eye pad- that's some going for me!
I've decided to keep them small and simple for this year's Christmas to ensure I keep postage costs down!
Do check out the wonderful makes of my fab teamies here, and come and play along!  
Our sponsor, A Day for Daisies is offering a $12 voucher to the lucky winner!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

It's all about Fun in The Sun for our Mo Dream Team Blog hop this month!

We have the perfect theme for this month's hop with Mo's Dream Team - Fun in The Sun - we finally had our day of summer yesterday, here in the Lakes - boy was it hot.The theme has been set by our fabulous Kaly and that is also where you should start the hop.  Otherwise, hopefully you have arrived here from Gretha's blog who I just know had something wonderful to share with you.

I've used Shucks for my card, one of my most favourite Mo images, and I do love picking all the veg and fruit as it grows in the garden, so perfect for Fun in The Sun!! It also comes in a boy version here.

I've used two gorgeous pressies from best matey Lesley - the Wonky Stitched Squares Dies and the My Mind's Eye papers - The Sweetest Thing, Tangerine. I've also used some rolled flower dies from Marianne Designs - LR0256 and LR0162

It's time now to send you onto the blog of another awesome Mo  teamie, Gaynor, Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the posts that you visit as you could win a rather lovely $5 voucher to spend in  Mo's Digital Pencil.  AND, your voucher will go rather further at the minute until the end of July as Mo has a 20% off Sale on so don't miss out on that!
Hugs, Juliexx