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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Happy Wedding Day!!


In celebration of two very important weddings today, I'd thought I'd share a card I made using a Lili of The Valley image.  It's not only THE Royal Wedding but also the wedding of a second cousin of Nick's - have a wonderful day Nicky and Jamie, and hope all the family enjoys every moment!  The sun is shining so it should be fabulous.

Anyway, this card was made for my Craft Fair using an image from a Lili of The Valley Art Pad and then coloured with Promarkers.  And look, it actually isn't cream/yellow!!
I managed to sneak a Marianne die in there - a lacy pierced edged oldie but a favourite and also a sentiment from Marianne Designs, deets below:

Pierced Circle Die Set - CR1331
Wedding Sentiments set -  CS0999

And the papers are actually a set from the Pound Shop!!


Have a wonderful celebratory day!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Get me to the church on time!!


Hello everyone - sorry I've not been about much, I was busy getting ready for a craft fair at the weekend, and it was followed by looking after Violet for a couple of nights while Holly and her Harry went away to celebrate her 30th!  Violet was such a lovely girl and as good as gold and so entertaining.

Anyway, normality is restored and I thought I'd share a some churches that I made for the craft fair using the Sizzix Tim Holtz die sets.  I love the church steeple too and think it makes a great wedding card or a little gift at the wedding.  I also made some matching cards to with them as it's not easy to write on the finished church!!


The flowers and trailing vines are from Marianne sets as are the grass panels on the side, details below, and the sentiment too!!  

Flowers from die set Petra's Special Circle - LR0511
Trailing Vine Dies - CR1396
Grass Patch Die - LR0360
Wedding Sentiments Stamps - CS0999

Oh and I love the little metal bell in the bell tower - took me a while to figure out how to fix it!!
I'm going to do a bit of gardening now while the weather remains so lovely!!xx

Hugs, Juliexx


Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Passion for Promarkers Photo Inspiration



Today is Tuesday so it's new challenge day at Passion for Promarkers with a gorgeous photo to start you off with as chosen by our lovely Shelly.

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I've used the fab Danielle with Laptop from Mo's Digital pencil  and then matched her up with some gorgeous papers from My Mind's Eye and Pink Paislee.  Details below along with my favourites, Marianne dies used.

List of Marianne Products Used

Frame Die - LR0376
Lacy Border Die - LR0455
Flower - CR1430

Other products
Pink Paislee Fancy Free and My Minds Eye  Simple Stories Papers.

Our fab sponsors this week are Time for Tea designs and they are offering the lucky winner three digital stamps of their choice!!
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Check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here at PFP HQ!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Make A Wish



I can't believe I've not posted in over a week - I'm busy getting lots of things made for a craft fair next weekend - and of course the sun has been out today, so I should be gardening.  I settled for colouring in the garden instead!  This card is one I made a while ago using lots of Marianne loveliness and a Lili of The Valley big sentiment stamp.

I do love these little layering bows from the Marianne Gift Wrapping set - full details below.

Marianne Products Used

Gift Wrapping  Die Set - COL1441
Stitched Circles Dies - CR1360
Slender Candles Dies - CR1435
Rectangle Ornate Corner Die - LR0407
Pussy Willow leaf die from set - LR0515 - NEW!


That's all from me for now, but make the most of this wonderful bank holiday weekend weather!

Hugs, Julie

Friday, 27 April 2018

Mo's Captain Hugh




I love this image from Mo - in fact all her kiddy dressing up ones - although this one was for a  rather big kid!!  This is  Captain Hugh and you can find him here in Mo's store.  There is also a whole host of piratey accessories here although I was making a quick card so didn't have time to use them. 

As it needed to be quick,  I kept the card very simple, using Marianne Nautical Papers (PK9133).  I also punched out the little anchor candi dots from the paper too.

His cutlass, and skull and crossbones, are really ancient Quickcutz dies, I think, but great for this card, and I stamped the sentiment myself using a recent freebie from Making Cards magazine - an Alphabet stamp set! 


Well it's just about the weekend so hope yours is a good one.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Celebrations!


It's new challenge day today at Passion for Promarkers where our theme of Celebrations has been chosen by our lovely Nic.  And as our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter, we've been lucky enough to work with some of their lovely images. 

For my card, I've used Wedding Cake  which is such a cutie and of course, I've gone nuts with lots of Marianne goodies.  I don't quite know how but all my wedding cards seem to end up being creams or yellows which aren't my usual colours of choice so need to knock that on the head!!

Here's a full list of all the Marianne goodies I've used including their fabulous new Ribbon edge Rectangle which comes with the gorgeous mini charms dies!

Rectangle Ribbon Die - CR1437 NEW
Ribbon Edge Die - CR1370
Wedding Sentiments Stamps - CS0999 NEW  - Love these for that special occasion.
Sweet Romance Papers - PK9153 NEW
Ornate Corner Rectangle Die - LR0405
Tag Die - CR1377


As mentioned we're being sponsored by The Paper Shelter and they're offering the winner 3 digi images of their choice!

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And Celebrations mean any kind of celebration - birthdays, babies, graduations, new jobs - so come and join in with us here.  Just remember to use your Promarkers!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Marianne Design Mixed Media Chickens



My cards today are appearing on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.  I love these new stamps from Marianne as they're like Delft tiles in character - and they're perfect for getting a bit arty and inky with.  However you can use them however you wish and I've made a more rustic on which you can see further down too this post.  There's full instructions of how I made them on the Marianne blog - just follow the link above - and there is a full of Marianne products I used at the bottom of this post.





Chicken Stamp – PB2805
Charm from Ribbon die – CR1436
Feathers Dies – CR1412
Feathers Stencil – PS8004
Giftwrapping dies – COL1441
Chicken Wire Die – CR1401
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The sun is out in all it's glory today so it's gardening today!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 15 April 2018

April Challenge for Mo's Digital Pencil


Today's card is for the April Challenge for Mo's Digital Pencil over on Facebook here.  This month, we have a showcase challenge and we want to see your cards using the gorgeous Lydia which you can find here in Mo's store.


My papers are a mix of American Crafts and My Minds Eye and here is my list of all the Marianne goodies I used.

Marianne Products Used

Frame die - Anja's Large Ovals - LR0236
Lace Die - LR0507
Flowers Dies - CR1430
Sentiment Stamp - CS0916
Sentiment Die - LR0241
Butterfly Die - LR0357

Do pop on over to the Facebook challenge - I love it when you see everyone's different makes with the same image, it's inspirational!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Blooming Days at Passion for Promarkers



There's nothing I like more than cards with a few flowers and so our Blooming Days challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers is just perfect!  And as we are being sponsored by All Dressed Up we got to work with some of their gorgeous images - this is Pretty in Plaits - such a beauty!
I also had some new Marianne goodies arrive and I've used their gorgeous new Weathered Wood Papers, the Hollyhocks die and the fab slotted ribbon die - all new!!  Don't you just love the teeny charym tags that come with the ribbon die - I do!!  The teeny sentiments are from Paper Trey Ink.  Full details of Marianne stash used below:

Rectangle Ribbon Slot Die with charms -CR1436 NEW!
Hollyhocks die - LR0521 NEW!
Ornate Oval  Frame  - LR0371
Weathered Wood Papers - PK9155 NEW!
Sweet Roses Papers - PK9123


As I mentioned our sponsor is the fab All Dressed Up Stamps and they're offering 2 digital stamps to the lucky winner of the challenge.
All Dressed Up stamps

Check out the fab cards here of my lovely PFP teamies and then join in the challenge!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Happy 21st



Today's card was for my nephew who was 21 this  week and the last  of all our nieces and nephews to come of age - phew!!  I think there's more celebrating going on tonight for the youngsters in the family - I think I'll be safely tucked up in bed by the time they hit the town!!
Anyway, I've used the fabulous Aiden from Mo's Digital Pencil for my card as I felt the rather chilled image is a bit like Jasper!  He's a bit of a writer too hence the script paper and quill and ink - full list of what is Marianne below.

Marianne Products Used

Frame Die - LR0415
Quill and Ink Bottle Die- COL1375
Paper Scroll Die - LR0419
Numbers Die - CR1429

I cut the little clock, quill and script craft candy type embellies from the papers which I think are from a Prima Pad and the sentiment is Stampin Up I think.  And of course, I've used my Promarkers to colour him.
Sadly it's a rather wet and cold Easter Saturday here in the Lakes, such a shame as we have family visiting but they've still gone off for a bike ride so I might nip into my craft room for a bit!
Happy Easter everyone, whatever the weather and whatever you're up to!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Passion for Promarkers challenge Gorgeous Ginghams and Perfect Plaids


I just don't know where the last week has gone and that I've not posted for a week!  The weather here for the last few days has been glorious and we've spent a lot of time in the garden preparing it for the spring/summer.

I did find time to make this card though, for our new challenge starting at Passion for Promarkers this week  where our theme is Ginghams and Plaids.  I do love a bit of check so it was nice to be reminded to use it.

I've also used this fab image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Helping Flora and perfect for this time of year when we're getting the garden ready!  I wonder what sort of strawberry harvest we're going to have this year - that's my next garden job, clearing the vegetable garden!  I love these strawberry dies from Marianne - full deets below.

Marianne Products Used

Eline's Baby Papers Pink (the pink gingham )- PB7050
Strawberry Dies - LR0510
Basic Shapes Square Wonky Edged Die Set - CR1375


This week we're being sponsored by the fabulous Dies To Die For with an awesome £15 voucher for the lucky winner!

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Do come on over and join in with this fab challenge - and check out the wonderful makes of the rest of the DT here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Colour Challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges on Facebook





My card today is for the latest Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge over on Facebook here. and we have a wonderful colour inspiration board for you:

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I've made a shadow box using the wonderful Amanita and it's a card for my granddaughter, Violet's 2nd birthday today!  Although our Violet has blonde curls, I have seen this pensive expression on her face so many times that I had to use this little woodland sprite!  And, Violet loves playing with her animals with Grandad, hence this little woodland scene. As you can see, I've coloured the image using the colours in the inspiration board but have added some greenery too.  But that's ok as long as you use a Mo image and show that you've somehow been inspired by the board, come on over and join in the challenge.

I couldn't fit all my animal die-cuts on the front as it made it look a bit crowded but I did add this frog and a red squirrel to the back where I had written our greeting to our little treasure!

A full list of Marianne products used is below the Squirrel.


Shadow Box Die - CR1374
Long Grass Dies Set - CR1335
Grass Patch die - LR0360
Toadstool Die set  -  LR0372
Weeping Willow Tree Die - LR0249
Squirrel/Rabbit Die Set - CR1340
Petra's Frog and Dragonfly set- LR0461
Goose Die set - LR0410
Lamb Die - LR0358
Fawn Die - LR0514
Papers - English Roses - PK9143
- Eline's Baby Pink - PB7050

You have until the end of the month to join in with the Facebook Challenge - hop on over here for more details!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Kai is One and so is Benjamin!




Today's card was for the 1st birthday of our gorgeous little great-nephew, Ben, who was 1 on Mother's Day.  Appropriately, the image is called Kai is One and can be found here at Mo's Digital Pencil.  And it comes in a girl version here.
The papers are from October Afternoon - Schoolhouse 8x8 pad and the Happy Birthday stamp and die combo are from PTI.  And of course, there are a few Marianne Goodies there including the number, rosette, stars and stitched circle - full details below:

Marianne Design Products

Stitched Circles - CR1360
Rosette Die - COL1444
Numbers Die Set - CR1429
Stars - CR1321


I need to finish making Violet's card today who is 2 on Saturday, but first I need to clean the kitchen floor!!

Hugs, Juliexx