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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Marianne Layering Squirrel stamp

This has been a card in the making for weeks on my "desk"!  It just kept getting pushed aside and covered over with other stuff!  Finally managed to finish it  before Autumn finishes and Winter rolls in!
The image is fabulous layering stamp from Marianne designs, details below along with all the other Marianne goodies that I've used. 

Squirrel Layered Stamp - TC0856
Label from Basic Shapes Big Label Die set -C1353
Window Die - CR1286
Acorn and Oak Leaves Die Set - LR0373
Rake Die - LR0374
Broom Die - LR0433
Leaves Die - CR1336/LR0430

I especially love this acorn and leaves die set!

The sentiment is by PaperTrey Ink - I have to use it whenever I use a squirrel image - it's the law!!

Right, got a write up to do now! 
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Sympathy Card

I hate having to make sympathy cards - it's always such a sad time.  This one was made a little easier because  of these free papers from Making Cards Magazine - I knew they would be perfect with this Lavinia stamp and the fairy theme was a fitting tribute for the family who had lost their loved one.
The sentiment is also one that came from a set from Making Cards Magazine - I absolutely love them - you have your traditional sentiments but there are also less formal phrases too.

We're in the middle of a power cut at the minute that started last night - so we're at Holly's having a cuppa and recharging all our devices!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Birthday Card

It was my Sister-in-law's 60th birthday yesterday ( you would never believe it if you saw her!) and this is the card I made for her using this fantastic Bohemian image by Emily Louella at Crafts and Me - click here to take you to the image at Crafts and Me.
She's so great to colour as the detail in the drawing is fabulous with all the shade and light done for you. 
You may have noticed that my main picture doesn't have  a sentiment on - I decided it needed one at the last minute and this one is just perfect for my artist SIL.  I can't remember who it's by - from a birthday set I bought years ago but no labels remain!!
My Marianne goodies have been out in force too as below:

Bow border die - LR0464
Butterfly pearls- CA3116
Frame Die - LR0405
Circle Slot Edge Die - LR0483

Everything else from stash.

You'll be pleased to know I've finished that darned tax return, so now working on hard on building up my stock for a Christmas Fair I'm doing!

Hugs, Julie

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Embossing Challenge at Passion for Promarkers

I've been missing in action for a while as we've just been on a great trip to Rome!  It was wonderful - the place, the weather, just great.  Have missed my crafting (although I did take my pens) so managed to get into my craft room yesterday to get this card made for today's challenge starting at Passion for Promarkers.  We have a theme of embossing, either heat or dry) and I've gone for both! There's a star embossed panel behind the image and heat embossed star sparkles! The image is called Frost from Mo's Digital Pencil- a must have in my opinion!

As you can see, I've not used any DPs - but she just didn't need it.  The stars, embossing folder and sentiment stamp and starburst stamp  are all Marianne Designs, details below:

Sparkle sentiment stamp and star burst stamp - KJ1704
Star Embossing folder, star border and mini stars die - DF3427
Large Star - COL1442 (New!
Don't forget to check out the makes of my teamies here and then get your  stash out  and join in the challenge!  We have a great sponsor - Uniko- who are offering the lucky winner a stamp set!

Uniko Stamps

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Birthday card for hubby.

Sharing a really quick card today that I made for Hubby's birthday earlier this week.  The image is Adventure Guy from Mo's Digital Pencil and was perfect for Nick as he is map reader and route master on our regular walks up here in Cumbria.  (I won't go into how we nearly went wrong the other week!) I also used an old map that shows where we live and used the ribbon as a path to home!
Here's a couple of pics of our most recent fell walk - up two Wainwrights with Emily when she was home - Whiteside and Hope Ghyll Head.

Just a little close up of Adventure guy studying his map intently!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Rainbows at Passion for Promarkers

I'm sharing a relatively simple card for me today - it's all about the image - Girl with Sign from Mo's Digital Pencil - and her sign is just perfect for showcasing your sentiment. Mine is one from Inkadinkadoo.  In case you hadn't guessed, the theme is Rainbows and my card is for our new challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers.
My papers are from Bazzil Basics Vintage Market Place pad, and so pretty and textured. 
Digistamp Boutique are sponsoring this week's challenge with a magnificent £10 voucher up for grabs!


I do hope you can find some time to join in our challenge.  Sadly, today I have to do my tax return!
Have a better day than me!

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 18 September 2017

Mo's Sharing a Song

Sharing another Mo card today called Sharing a Song.  I coloured her up at the same time as my last card hence the similar colour palette.  However I used a different set of papers - these are from a fab Craftwork Cards Christmas set.  I've use a gorgeous Marianne Die set to frame the image finished off with gorgeous poinsettia also from Marianne, deets below:

Frame with Bird and Foliage Die set - CR1387
Poinsettia Die - LR0121

I've shown these before but I thought I'd share again about these little polystyrene balls (I also used them as they are in my previous card for snowballs).
The picture below shows them before, but then I heat them when they're on my card ......

......and they look like this which I think gives them a slightly  more natural/wild berry look.

My card didn't need much else as the background paper is so beautiful.
We've got our lovely Em up for a few days, it's so great having her home for a bit!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 15 September 2017

Snowballs anyone?

Hey folks - today's card is using one of my most favourite Mo images from the set Valerie in Winter - such a great value set - three images currently for $6.75, and one of my favourite sets for Christmas cards.
I came across the snowball sentiment recently whilst looking for something else and thought it would be great to use with this image - it's from a PTI set.  My papers are from some old Basic Grey sets and of course a full set of Marianne goodies used as below. The snowballs and heart are from stash.
Lace Frame Die set- CR1414
Circle Die Set  - CR1331
Star Die set (New!) - CR1421
Scarf Die - LR0439
Hat and Mittens Die Set  - LR0440 
Winter Wonderland sentiment Die - CR1347
Knitting Embossing Folder/Die combo - DF3418

We've got Violet this afternoon for our usual Friday afternoon slot, so off to play and carry out Nanny duties.

Hugs, Julie

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Passion for Promarkers new challenge - Let it Shine

 It's new challenge day today over at PFP and our theme of Let It Shine is just great to get you cracking on your Christmas cards!
I've used this stunning new image from Mo's Digital Pencil - one of the Ragged range - this is Ragged Winnie (and she comes in a pre-coloured version too - here).

The window frame die is one of my favourites and I don't use it nearly enough so I'm going to try and rectify that this Christmas!  I love the little lantern too from the new set of Christmas accents - it's got Holly, Mistletoe, Presents,lanterns - love it.  The only thing I don't like on my card is the positioning of the lantern!  I tried to put it in her hand but think I should have used the other hand - this looks like she's been speared in the head by it!!  Anyhoo, full list of Marianne Loveliness below. 

Marianne Goodness

Old Press Papers - PK0120
Let It Snow Papers - PB7837
Window Frame with Snow Die - CR0286
Poinsettia Die - LR0435
Little Lantern Die from a great new set - COL1439
Candles Die - LR0243
Mistletoe Die - LR0189
Icicles Die - LR0135
Snow edge Die - LR0407

Oh and I must mention the snow edge die - it comes from a Lace Border set of two dies to give you a nice edge for your lace but I thought it looked perfect as a snowy border too!  Always good to repurpose your dies!
Our sponsors this week are the fabulous Dies to Die For with an amazing £15 voucher up for grabs!

Dies to Die For
What more of an incentive do you need to come and join in the challenge!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Mo's Life is Like a Balloon

Ooh it's shocking that it's been nearly two weeks since I posted a card!  I have been busy crafting, honest, but nothing I can show yet.

Anyway, today's card uses Life is Like a Balloon from Mo's Digital Pencil and is for the new Mo challenge starting on Facebook  here this week.  All of us on the design team have used the same image so that we can showcase the versatility of the image.  And you can get 30% of the image to use in the challenge by using the code UPANDAWAY - you get two images and a sentiment too!
I've created a scene using both images and the sentiment, and lots of Marianne goodies.  I started with a sheet of paper from the Aquacolours paper pad, as I loved the way it gradually turned from green to blue to violet perfect as a backdrop to my scene.  And I just love the star embossing folder and die combo- going to be a firm favourite I think!  Full disclosure of Marianne stuff below!:

Aqua Colour Paper pad - PK9147
Celestial Stars Embossing Folder and die combo - DF3439
Mountain Die from - COL1417- Love this too!
Fence Die from - COL1383
Grass Die - LR0360
Fir Tree Line - LR0283
Balloons - COL1378/PP1401

You can see the fab embossing and die card star spangles below.
Another sideways view below- I love doggie's expression!

That's all today folks - I'll try not to leave it so long next time!

Hugs Juliexx

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Berry Sweet!

All the berries at the side of my house reminded me that it was the perfect time of the year to colour up this little lovely from Mo's Digital Pencil - Berry Fairy Amai. What wasn't quite the thing to do though was take some arty photos with the berries at the front of the card- as said card could quite easily topple over on to artfully arranged berries and leave a large purple berry stain on the card!!  Luckily, I was able to salvage the card with a berry made of pearls - what do you think?!!

I've actually used some scraps of old paper for my card just using a couple of Marianne dies to frame the  image, as below:

Anja's Squares Frame Dies - LR0242
Lace Eyelet Border Die - LR0395

The berry sweet sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink and the glass dew drops and beads from stash.

The sun actually showed it's face here today and tomorrow looks good too, so hope to get in the garden for a bit.  And it's Friday, yayyyhh!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Happy Birthday

It was my son's 27th birthday over the weekend - eek and this is the card I made for him.  It's also new challenge day at Passion For Promarkers with a theme of Make It Digital so I combined the two!
Now I love a good digital image and this one is no exception.  It's from Just Inklined and a Staffie which I wanted as Harry has a gorgeous Staffie called Coco.  I knew I could get an image somewhere and immediately which is the beauty of digital shopping!  
I tried to colour her as closely as possible to Coco's real-life colours using the picture below- isn't she lovely, so soppy and a real softie.
My papers are from a My Mind's Eye pad called Handsome - perfect for both my Son and Coco (even if she is a girl!).
I also used a Marianne frame die - LR0376, and the film strip from this set - COL1390.  (because Harry is a fantastic photographer!)
Now we have a great sponsor today, Di's Digi Creations who are offering the lucky winner a $12 voucher to spend on their digi images!!

Di's Digi Stamps
Oh and hop on over here to see the rest of my teamies' fab makes!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 25 August 2017


Another Christmas Card to share with you tonight - using Igloo from Mo's Digital Pencil - so cute!!  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley - I really wanted one that read From Our House to Yours but in a Craft Room bursting at the seams with 'stuff'  I couldn't find one!!
And of course, the requisite list of Marianne loveliness!  I love the little  die cut Igloo and Mountain range and I do love using the Driftwood papers to cut out snowy images such as the trees and mountains.

Marianne Goodies

Forest Embossing Folder - DF3430
Eline's Igloo/Mountain Die - COL1417
Poinsettia Die - LR0121
Fir Tree Line Die - LR0283
Mistletoe Die - LR0189
Apres Ski Papers - PK9125
Driftwood Papers - PK9134

A few stickles and I was done!

Big Hugs, Juliexx