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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Robot card for Something New Challenge starting at Passion for Promarkers

It's time for our new challenge starting at PFP today with a fab theme of Something New as chosen by our lovely Ali.  So it could be a new home card, a new baby card or, as I have done, used something new in my stash which was this fab Robot image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Bip Bip Birthday.  The Robot die from Marianne Designs is also new to me and comes with a great set of stamps including the little lightning bolts and the beep beeps words.
I've hinged the die cut robot and stuck him inside my card as a little surprise.  I also added the googly eyes, which makes him look a bit manic!!
The frame around the image is also from Marianne while you may recognise the papers from Marianne which have been in my stash for years and are just perfect for this image! Details for the Marianne stuff are below:

Robot Die/Stamp Set - COL1403
Wood Frame = CR1348

 Our sponsor this week is the fabulous DigiStamp Boutique and the winner will receive a rather nice £10 voucher to spend in their store!


Before you go, don't forget to check out the gorgeous makes of my PFP teamies here,
Hugs Juliexx

Thursday, 16 February 2017

February Blog Hop With Mo's Digital Pencil - Get Well Makes

I can hardly believe that it's time to hop with Mo's Dream Team again- just where has that month gone (this seems to be my mantra at the moment!!). Still, it is that time and this month we have a great theme of Get Well.  This month, Debby is the start of the hop,and hopefully you have made your way here from Hellen's Blog,
I decided to use the gorgeous image, Flower Jar for my card- who doesn't love flowers when they're poorly!

Papers are from stash, the Love sentiment and tag punch are from Stampin Up and the Feel Better sentiment is PaperTrey Ink.  I've also used a yummy embossing folder from Marianne Designs - a spotty trellis design (Catalogue number DF3424)
You should now hop on over to Anneke's blog who is your final stop this month.

Here's the Blog Hop run in case you get lost on the way......

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!!!

Enjoy the hop everyone and have a lovely day!
Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Wuthering from Mo's Digital Pencil

You know, Mo's Wuthering has to be right up there in my Top 5 favourite images.  This is my second make with her in recent months and think I may use her again for one further card I need to make. This one was made for my niece's birthday today, and I think, even looks a little like her!  Happy Birthday Charlotte! xx
My papers are from Crafter's Companion and the rose edge border is another favourite from Fiskars.  I've also used a couple of Marianne products, as always!!

Lattice frame behind image - Anja's Squares - LR0242
Lacy border (just peeking out at bottom of image - Petra's Beautiful Border - LR0407
Sentiment - Dreams set - CS0975 
Bitterly cold here in Cumbria at the minute, hope it's a bit warmer where you are!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Passion for Promarkers - It's all about Hearts

I just don't know where the days go at the minute, can't believe that a fortnight has gone by and it's time for Team 1 at PFP to show their work for our new challenge starting today!  Today's theme has been chosen by our lovely Shelly with a great theme of I Heart You!
I love this image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Dede and Pod - somehow it reminds me of my granddaughter hugging her baby doll, which she does regularly!  (And Violet has a little pointy, pixie ear too, so it's definitely her!)  
I used lots of lovely Marianne Dies too for my card- listed below - I especially love the new Foxglove die which comes in two pieces, so you can use just the leaves or flower stem for your projects!

Fox Glove Die- LR0452
Heart Die - CR1225
Lattice Frame from Anja's Large Ovals set - LR0236
Heart Dazzlers

My teamies have made some gorgeous cards to share with you, so pop on over here to take a peek.
And don't forget to join in the challenge using your Promarker products - you could win a fabulous set of pens!

Cowling & Wilcox logo

I'm off for some retail therapy today, so best get a wriggle on!
Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Jerry the Goblin!

I just love Mo's new Goblin images and am in the process of colouring a few up.  Meanwhile this is the first one, Jerry, doing a happy dance!  
He is perfect too with this new Tree die from Marianne designs, and perfectly suits the rustic feel and colours.  Full Marianne list below:

Tree Die - COL1424
Grass Border Die - CR1335
Basic Stitched Rectangle Border die - CR1390
Tag Die from Big XL andXS small tag set - CR1352
Papers - Just for Men- PK0129/Canadian Fall - PK0138

Have a great weekend all.
Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 3 February 2017

Marianne Bluebirds

I love these bird stamps from Marianne Designs, so cute and there is also a single bird version.
I'm not sure what sort of bird I've coloured them up as, a cross between a Canary and Blue Tit, I think!
I've used lots of lovely Marianne Goodies, including this fab new cloud embossing folder- full details below:

Bird Stamp - MM1609- only £3.50 here from MaddyLisa Crafts!
Design folder - DF3434
Mini Candy Hearts die and sentiment set -EC1307
Branches die - LR0256 (from branch and flower set)
Cotton Lace Border die - LR0413
Papers - Eline's Winter Pastels PB7046

That's all for today, just off now for Nanny duties :)
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 2 February 2017

New DP2 Challenge using Dolly

Yes, it's our new monthly challenge starting today at Mo's Digital Pencil Too.  It's always Anything Goes, just a chance for you to share your gorgeous makes with a Mo image - too many to choose from, too little time!!
I've chosen this gorgeous new image called Dolly from Mo, and coloured her with my Promarkers, and teamed her up with lots of Marianne loveliness as below:

Flowers from Die Frame Set _ LR0425
Frame - LR0371
Corner Die - Anja's Rose Corner - LR0214
Vine - NEW release - CR1396
Edge Die - NEW - LR0455
Papers - Baroque - PK9119

I think she'd be good for so many occasions, particularly, if you just wanted to let someone know you were thinking of them - Sorry Things are a bit lopsided at the moment, maybe!!  Should have used that as a sentiment!!
Don't forget to check out the fab makes of the rest of my teamies here, then come along and play along!

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!

Can't wait to see what you make!
Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 30 January 2017

Thank you cards with Stampin Up Stash

Just thought I'd share these thank you cards that I made well over a year ago but haven't blogged yet.  They're all made with Stamping up Stamps, Dies and Sentiments (although the frame band is Sizzix).
I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed using these sets and so I really must dust them off again.

The card below is also Stampin Up but made at a Saleabration launch party.  I must do some more of this style too!
Happy Monday everyone, soon be over!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 27 January 2017

My first felted card

Regular visitors to my blog may have seen that I started a bit of felting about a year ago,making this scene below using both wet and needle felting techniques.
So, I decided to incoroporate my felting into my card making and this is the result. This was made by needle felting and I am pretty pleased with the result.
It didn't need much embellishing so I just layerd it up on some torn corrogated paper and a few wooden buttons.  The recipient was best matey Lesley, who actually gave me the pack of corrogated papers - what goes around eh! 😊

I'll definitely be making more of this style of card, maybe even more mini- I love the technique!  
Another favourite pastime at the minute, is babysitting for our little Violet, which I'm doing this afternoon - lucky Nanny I am!
Enjoy your day!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Passion for Promarkers new challenge - Feminine Fancy

I all but forgot that it was my team to post for this week's PFP challenge - I've made myself a schedule too!  Still, managed to make this card, using a lovely digi image from Lili of The Valley.  Not used one of their images in ages, and I love this little retro cutie.
I took my colour scheme from the October Afternoon papers. and used a double stitch Marianne circle die for the edge round the image.  All Marianne goodies below:

Passe Partout Double Stitch circle die set:  CR1360
Tag:  From Labels XL and Labels XS set - CR1353
Teatime Sentiment and cup: Eline's Winter Stamps - EC0131

 And can you see the cute little tea bag charm on the ribbon- it's so sweet!
Our fabulous sponsors this week are Dies to Die for who are offering the lucky winner a stunning £15 voucher to spend in the store!

Dies to Die For
Don't forget to check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here.  Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Our first Dream Team Blog Hop of 2017

Wow, it's scary to think we're hopping for the first time this year, before we know it, it will be December!! We have a great theme of Hearts to kick the year off,  chosen by our lovely Anneke and that is also where you should have started to hop.  Otherwise, hopefully you arrived here from our lovely Hellen's blog, where I'm sure she shared something just fabby with you!
I've chosen gorgeous George for my card - well, Georgie Cartwheel actually! I just wanted to capture the awesome movement in the image, so made the circle so that it would rotate if you push the star tab around.  (Took me ages to work out how to do it before the penny dropped!)  The photos below show the circle at various stages of the cartwheel!
And here he is upside down, I think as Mo intended him!
My papers are from My Minds Eye, and I added the top sentiment  - I think it's from Autumn Leaves but have lost the packaging I've had it so long!

My stitched double heart border is from Marianne - CR1362 - and comes in a set of two borders (the other is a lovely big bracket!).

Right it's time to send you onto our Kaly's blog, where I'm sure she will have a treat in store for you. The full hop order is below in case you get lost along the way!
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 everyone!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Merged Dwarves and Doggie from Mo's Digital Pencil

I always loved Mo's dwarf images and I was delighted when she completed the set recently.  And she's given them to us in PNG format, so they're very easy to merge as I've done here!  I've used Dwarf 4, Dwarf 6 and Dwarf 7 and also Spot (goblin dog) and love the scene that's been created so easily!  Perfect for a new home card for my son!
It really didn't need much more than the image for my card, so left it really simple apart from the New Home die cut from Marianne Designs - Catalogue no CR1314.

That's all today folks,
Hugs. Juliexx

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Mixed Media Birthday Card

It was our lovely Em's 22nd birthday this week and I always try and do something a bit arty for her, her being an artist an all!  So I used this image from a Prima Finnebair set which I thought she would like.  Once stamped, I glossy accented the image and when the gel was dry, I put it into the freezer overnight. This hardened it up nicely so that I could then crack it to get this fab cracked glass effect below - I love this technique!
Before sticking my image down I added some texture using structure paste and various dies and masks.
For the bricks below, I used a Marianne die called Card with a View , which is a window with brick edging - Catalogue no CR1389. The flourishes are also Marianne - Anja's Vintage Swirls - LR0279
This corner detail was made using an Andy Skinner template.

I frantaged the Make Art cut outs and Frame with Aged Marine, and added some copper pearl drops for added detail

Still can't shake feeling sick and dizzy. spent most of yesterday on the couch!
Enjoy your weekend
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Passion for Promarkers Add some Bling

I really enjoyed making this card, somehow it matched what was in my head which doesn't happen too often!  It's for our new challenge starting today at Passion for Promakers, with a great theme of Add Some Bling as chosen by our lovely Marie. 
I've chosen this lovely summery image from Mo's Digital Pencil, Rowan and Pup and blinged her up with some glittery sea and a few sequins.  
The beautiful wavy flourish is a Marianne Die which I cut in two passes through the machine to swap the flourishy bits over so that they'd allow for the mermaid tail!  It's a beautiful die anyway - Anja's Elegant Border (LR0344).  The sentiment is Lili of the Valley.
Bugaboo is our great sponsor this week offering 4 digital images to the lucky winner of the challenge!


It's my baby girl's 22nd birthday day today, Happy Birthday lovely Emily!xx

Hugs, Juliexx