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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas!!

I think I am in full Christmas mode now- I'm busy making Christmas cards and have about 20 to go - which is really good for me at this stage in the game!  Good job then that our theme this week at Passion for Promarkers is Christmas!  Great theme chosen by our very lovely Lisa!  
I've chosen yet another gorgeous Mo Manning image - Snow Tot One - to be found here in Mo's Digital Pencil.
I think the papers are Trimcraft but I've lost the front page, I've frantaged a few wooden elements - the snowflake, small trees and sentiment and then of course the snowball and general snowy areas - nothing like a bit of Chunky White Frantage for snow!
There's also a few die cut trees from Marianne - Large Spar Tree (LR0378), Tiny's Pine Trees (CR1287) and small Fir Tree (LR0136).
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Digistamp Boutique  and they are offering the winner a fab £10 voucher to spend in their store.

DigiStamp Boutique logo

Before you go, don't forget to check out the fab makes of my PFP teamies here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Brusho Christmas Song cards

These are a few more of the Christmas cards I made using Brushos to create the background of the tree panels.  I then matched them up with some papers, these fabulous Carol stamps from Marianned designs as well as the wintery tree dies and some of the deer.   I think the tree stamp is from Lavinia Stamps.
I did the brusho backgrounds in lots of different colours, practising really and the did look a bit messy but once I'd cut them down and positioned the other elements I was really pleased with how they turned out!

This sunset -hued one isn't normally the colours I go for but I must admit to really loving it.  This deer and sleigh are two separate Marianne dies that I joined together using the Celestial Stars die from the Embossing folder/die combo set.

This is a slightly different colour way but just as pretty.

And a love this purple one!

Full list of Marianne products just below.
Marianne Design Products

Sleigh Bells Ring Stamp - CS0949
White Christmas - CS0948
Deers CR1289
Tree - LR0375
Sleigh - LR0304
Deer - LR0179
Celestial stars die from Embossing set - DF3439
Silver Stars Paper Bloc - PK7048
Sweet Stars Paper Bloc - PB7051


Friday, 17 November 2017

Dashing - not just for Christmas either

I love cars with Christmas trees on - and I've even made my own over the years - with toy cars of course!  So you can imagine that I love this image from Mo called Dashing - and not least because Nick had a red mini when I first started going out with him 38 years ago!!!!!  I made a few of these cards recently and as you can see have left them fairly  CAS as they may need to be posted to their recipients.  
                                                  I love this sentiment with it.                                                     
I'll Be Home for Christmas also works really well too as does the dark green paper against Kraft.

With this set you also get a car without the tree on top so you can use it for other occasions such as congrats on passing driving tests!  Click here to take you to the image in Mo's store.

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Winter Scene with Marianne goodies

A while ago, I made several winter scene backgrounds using brushos and masking tape and a Lavinia Stamps tree stamp.  I did them in lots of different colours and this is the first card I made with the background. As usual, there's lots of Marianne products used including the wreath,  poinsettia dies and stamps - full list below

Marianne Products Used

Poinsettia Dies - LR0435
Wreath Die - CR1387
Shooting Star Spray from an embossing folder/die combo - 
Pine Cones/Leaves Die Set - LR0438
Rope Effect Border Stamp from a fab new die/stamp combo set- KJ1715
Christmas Sentiment Stamp - CS0980

And finally a side view

That's all for now.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Alcohol Ink Tiles

Here are a few of the alcohol ink tiles that I made for the Craft Fair last weekend.  I don't have a full picture of the top one which was actually my favourite and the first one I made!   
The four smaller set of tiles above I made for Harry for his new flat - I love the way the mixatives shimmer and shine through them. 
Another jewel-toned one and then the one below is another favourite made with mostly light tones.

I then added either cork or felt to the bottoms which gave them a nice finish.  I then gave them at least two layers of spray seal to protect them.

They are so enjoyable to make as you never know what you're going to get!

Hugs, Juliexx 

Monday, 13 November 2017

Winter Wonderland

This is one of  my winter scene cards that appeared in Making Cards magazine last month, using all Marianne products.  I loved using a combination of old and new products to create this little scene, not least the new bendy card die set, which gives such a lovely dimension to your card and is perfect for ski slopes! 
All Marianne Products used Below

Bendy Card Die - CR1402
Hetty's Winter Trees Stamp - HT1610
Hetty's Happy Snowmen Set - HT1609
               Winter Wonderland Sentiment Die - CR1347
               Chalet Die - COL1328
               Skis Die Set - CR1252
               Large Spar Tree Die - LR0378
               Small Christmas Tree Die - LR0136
               Eline's Sweet Stars Papers - PB7051
               Aqua Colour Papers - PK9147

I wonder if that is hot chocolate or coffee trasch in that mug!  I know I always needed  a few coffee trasches to help me ski!! 

I think the starry paper is just perfect for the sky background and the green tones from the Aqua colour paper pads make perfect die cut Christmas trees! 

 I added a few snowflakes and some glitter to complete the wintery scene.  
Thanks for popping in!
Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 10 November 2017

Sizzix Flower Fairies

I bought these Sizzix flower fairies many years ago from a sale on the Sizzix site and have only now found some time to play with them.  I thought they'd be perfect on my stall at the craft fair and made a few Christmassy ones as well as others that I thought could be out all year round - lovely in a little girl's room. 

I coloured the faces and bodies with my Promarkers  and then matched them up with some 12 x 12 papers which were big enough to fit the large die.   I then matched them up with some old large petals that I had for their skirts and bits of ribbon and embroidery to make them all individual.

I was thinking I'd need to find some split pins until my daughter Em pointed out that I had drawers full of them but called Brads!!  Honestly!!

I added some Stickles Glitter  and they were done.

Back soon with some more goodies to share.

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Oh Deer It's Christmas!

I did my first proper craft fair over two days last weekend and I was really pleased with how it went.  I made up some packs of these two cards and they went down really well.  The Stag die is from Marianne Designs as is the Oh Deer sentiment.  Details below:

Stag Head die- LR0177
Oh Deer sentiment from Christmas sentiments set - CS0980

I love this sentiment and I love  the little polyester ball that I shrunk down with my heat gun to make his red nose!
That's it then  - two really simple cards but quite effective I think.  I'll have more of my stall items for sale to share with you over the next few days.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Passion for Promarkers - Use Your Dies

I cannot believe that it is me hosting the challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week and yet BT or more specifically Open Reach have totally left us without any internet since last Friday!  So frustrating and they sent the wrong engineer today despite knowing what the issue was .  I'm currently at my craft club posting this!! Still, deep breath ...........
As I said, it's my challenge and you know I love my dies so that is my challenge- to use your dies.  I've chosen this gorgeous new 2 dollar digi from Mo's Digital Pencil - Lovebirdz.  I then decided to make it into a bird house using my Marianne dies and papers - all listed below.

Marianne Products

Snowflake Corner Die - LR0497 - I've used this on the roof of my birdhouse to create a fretwork type effect.
Petra's Christmas Corner Die Set - LR0488 - I've used one of the dies in the set for the decorative edge on my bird house,
Holly Wreath Die - CR1387
Ivy Corners Die - CR1253
Rustic Wood Papers - PK9124

I finished off with some red pearls for the berries and copious amounts of Shabby White Frantage!

Our generous sponsor this week is Alicia Bel and she is offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher to spend in her online store.  I will have another card over the next few days showcasing one of her gorgeous Christmas images!
Check out the stunning cards of my teamies here - and then come and join in the challenge ,I can't wait to see your makes!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Naming Day Card

I can't believe that it's already a week since we were down south for some family dos, including a naming day for our niece Charlotte's gorgeous Benjamin -  this is the card I made using Jessie from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Loving those big doleful eyes!  Of course it wouldn't be complete without a few Marianne dies thrown in - details below!  I love the bear die, although how I've highlighted his eyes make him look a bit evil!!  

Marianne Dies
Bear Die - LR0465
Balloons - COL1378
Heart Shaped Balloon - Limited Edition Let's Party

Oh and the papers are Graphic 45.

I'm doing my first winter fair next weekend so I'm mad busy trying to build up stock - I barely slept on Thursday night, I've been feeling so anxious about not having enough stock to cover the two days!    I'm hoping to just go hell for leather (and I have been) over the next few days.  My house is a tip but it will have to wait!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

PFP new challenge Halloween/Halloween colours

Morning - our new challenge starts today over at Passion for Promarkers with a great theme of Halloween or Halloween colours.  My card sort of falls in between as they're Halloween images/colours but my card is actually a wedding card!
It's for my niece who got married over the weekend and the wedding was fancy dress!! I hope to have some photos to share soon!  Both images are from the fabulous Mo of Mo's Digital Pencil and Dark Lady is a new release here.  Teamed with Come Hither here it made for a perfect Wedding card for my niece. 
It didn't need much embellishing once I'd used this fabulous lattice frame from Marianne Designs, deets below.

Lattice Dies and Sentiment shape from Large Anja's Ovals - LR0236

Just a big, fancy bow and rose embellishment to match the rose she's holding and done!

We're being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps this week with a spooktacular $12 voucher going to the lucky winner of our challenge.  So come along and play to be in with a chance of winning!!


Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Sneak Peak of some works in progress!

Alcohol Inks


And more Fairies - upcycled dolls and redressed

Just thought I'd share my works in progress!