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Thursday, 20 October 2016

A Spooky Halloween blog hop with Mo's Dream Team!!

I think Hold On To Your Hat has to be one of my all time favourite Mo images to colour, so I was very happy to use her for our Halloween Hop with Mo's Dream Team. This is the theme chosen by our lovely Debby and that is also where you should have started to hop.
My Promarkers were my trusted colouring medium, and then I've used some Recollection Halloween papers and taken some sentiments from the papers too. 

I'm the end of this month's hop, so I hope you've enjoyed it and been inspired by the team's gorgeously spooky creations. And, I also hope you've left a comment on each of the team posts as you could win one of two $5 vouchers to spend in Mo's store here.  The full order of the hop is below if you want to check you've visited  everyone!

Happy Halloween Hopping!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Hocus Pocus Passion for Promarkers- All things Bright and Beautiful- Autumnal Colours

We have a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers starting today - All Things Bright and Beautiful/ Autumnal Colours - a great theme chosen by our fabby Eileen.  Now I love Mo's Halloween images but don't really send out Halloween cards.  But, I knew my SIL would love this Hocus image, as she loves the film.  So, with a few magical references in the sentiments, I thought it would make a great birthday card for this time of year.
My papers are Bo Bunny and the main sentiment is from Lili of The Valley, while the Trust the Magic is from a Finnabar stamp set.  The little stars, leaves and broom are from Marianne Designs as follows:

Stars: CR1321
Leaves: CR1336
Broom: LR0433

And I love these little witch head charms that I bought from ebay!
Finally, the little 3D pumpkin embellie was a pressie from best matey, Lesley.

We have  two  fab prizes from two very generous sponsors  this week:

 From  Di’s Digi Stamps  prize of a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store.

Di's Digital Stamps
Our second sponsor is Letraset who are offering one lucky winner a prize of a Winsor & Newton set of 12 Brushmarkers (Set 1) which includes a free blender pen. 
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So, what are you waiting for, come and join in the challenge, I can't wait to visit your blogs and see your makes!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Mo's Toyshop Helper

Hi from a wet and miserable Lake District!  Maybe a day for hunkering down and crafting, or shopping!  Can't quite decide so until I do, here's my latest Christmas card, using Toyshop Helper from our fabulous Mo Manning.  
What a cutie eh, reminds me of one of my great nephews! I think the papers are Dovecraft and some buttons and ribbon from stash and  I used the following Marianne goodies:
Star Die (inc snowflake die) - CR1226
Star Embossing Folder and die set - DF3427
Bells die - COL1363
Other Snowflake Dies from Heart die set - CR1225

While writing my post I think I've decided on a hunkering down day!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Fairy Lovely from Mo

Just popping in quickly to share my card using the lovely Fairy Lovely from Mo's Digital Pencil - another one for the Christmas box! Unusually for me these days, I coloured her before I had chosen my papers but then found the perfect two tone papers from a Christmas Bo Bunny pad.  However, as you can see they have been more than covered by copious amounts of Shabby Green Frantage - hey ho!!
There's also a couple of Christmas tree dies from Marianne lurking in there, as well as this lovely little sentiment from  an Eline Christmas set by Marianne.

Tall Spar Tree - LR0378
Small Christmas Tree - LR0136
Sentiment From Eline's Handlettering Christmas stamp set- EC0156

All the other bits and pieces are from stash.
Off to  my Crafternoon Club tonight, so should have something else to share soon.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 8 October 2016

More quickish Christmas cards

Hey bloggers, Happy Saturday!  It's turned a bit colder here in the North of England and of course, when we turned the heating on tonight, it wasn't working!!  Extra jumpers it is!
Talking of cold, I made some more quickish Christmas cards using this fab Hobbyart Hare. I embossed him with Stampendous Opaque White embossing powder, and did the same with the sentiment. I then layered up the image using two Marianne Die Sets:-
Distressed  Edge Squares - CR1375
Anja's Squares - LR0242
I'm hoping to spend today crafting, or perhaps a little gardening if the sun shines!
Enjoy your day.
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 6 October 2016

New Challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - A Trio of Quick Christmas cards

Hey bloggers- two posts in two days, get me and, three cards in this post!!  It's our new challenge over on Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and as always, it's Anything Goes!  

I am a huge Game of Thrones Fan, so when I saw this image and it's matching sentiment, I had to use it for some quick Crimbo cards!  It's called Winter is Coming and can be found here in Mo's store.

I used some left over scraps of Christmas papers and just a few embellies and rather more Chunky White Frantage.  Coloured with my Promarkers, mostly the sky and you know, I didn't really need to blend to much, I rather like the streaky, effect as this is how the sky looks often, in real life!
And finally a pic of all three cards.

Come and join in the challenge - easy peasy rules, just use a Mo image, and only one entry.  As always there's a great prize of a $5 voucher for Mo's Store.  And there is an awful lot of wonderful there, have you seen the new images!!
No sign of winter here yet, it's a beautiful sunny day here again!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

PFP Texture and a Wedding!

This is my card for the challenge that has just started over on a Passion for Promarkers.  We have a great theme of Add Texture as chosen by our lovely Ali.  
 My card has plenty of texture from wooden heart frames and the hexagonal wood scrap, to lace to metal charms. It was for my  niece's recent wedding hence the date etc!!

The image is framed using Marianne Anja's Label die - LR0425  -  and the tag is a Marianne Bag topper - CR1377.
My image is Married from Mo's Digital pencil and my papers are mostly Cosmo Cricket/

I also decorated a box to house  the card
And below are a couple of pics of the fabulous wedding day in France......
......and the stunning French Chateau ( hence my little castle charm on the card.)

We have an amazing prize of a £15 voucher from Dies to Die for - wow!!

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I hope you can find some time to join in our challenge, just check out the rest of my PFP teamie's creations here, if you need a  mojo boost!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Mo's Frost

I can't believe that I've not posted for nearly two weeks, and that I've not got any pics of a wedding card for my niece whose celebrations we enjoyed last weekend. My camera SD card had a wobbly and I lost all the pics on it :(
Still it means I get to share this cutie - Frost from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I'm so glad I printed a few of these off as I think I will make a couple more for this Christmas.

Look, no design papers but have still used lots of Marianne loveliness as follows:
Snowflake Embossing folder
Stitched Circles - CR1360
Snowflake curve - CR1346
Star Die - LR0369
Of course, I've coloured her with my Promarkers, added a bit of glitter and bling, and there you have it.

Happy Saturday everyone

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