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Monday, 11 December 2017

Lavinias with Oxides

I had a play with my Distress Oxides recently - they are just perfect to use with Lavinia Stamps.

These cards are quite simple but that's good sometimes, right?

Thanks for popping by.


Sunday, 10 December 2017

Stocking Elf

This is the very cute Stocking Elf from Mo's Digital Pencil- so sweet and yet another 2 dollar digi!!
I love the idea of him hanging on the large leaf using the die below from Marianne Designs, along with all the other dies listed.

Large Leaf Die- LR0375
Tree Die - LR0370
Pine Cones from various Die Sets - LR0437/LR0438/LR0286
Stars from Gift Wrapping Set - COL1442
Toadstool Dies - LR0372

I still have about 10 cards to make and a host of other bits and pieces to do and time is already getting away from me!!  How about you?

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Got the Wreath

So love the new Christmas images from Mo - this one is called Got The Wreath and the bonus is that it can be coloured as either a boy or a girl!

I love this Snowflake corner embellishment die  from Marianne Designs (catalogue number LR0497) too - the card just didn't need an awful lot else. just this fab sentiment which was part of a freebie set recently from Making Cards Magazine.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge

This little chap is flying in to mark the start of our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion for Promarkers. The challenge lasts for a whole month with an amazing list of prizes from all of our sponsors.  The theme is easy peasy - just Add a Sentiment - and it doesn't have to be a Christmas card - the challenge runs until after Christmas, so as long as you use any sort of sentiment (and use your Promarkers/Trias/Flex/Aqua Markers ) then do come along and play with us.  My sentiment is the little wooden painted cloud from a set of wooden embellishments that I had in my stash.

My image is one of the fab 2 Dollar Digis from Mo's Digital Pencil - Cardinal (as if you really needed telling!).  I love him sitting all red and proud on his branch.
Apart from the image my flowers cut with the Marianne dies below are the only real embellishment that I felt this needed - and I've not covered up the pretty papers either!!

Poinsettia Dies - LR0435
Papers - Eline's Winter Bloc PB7037

Right now for the list of amazing sponsors and their prizes:

DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher.
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Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $21.00 voucher.
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Dies to Die For are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £15.00 voucher.
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Di’s Digi Stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher.
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All Dressed Up stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher.
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Crafty Sentiments designs are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 3 digi images.
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Sasayaki Glitter are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 1 digi image.
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Alicia Bel are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a €10.00 voucher.
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Uniko stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 1 stamp set (must be in stock).

Team Two will be sharing their  fabulous makes with you in a couple of weeks time but for now you can see the gorgeous cards of Team One here.

Monday, 4 December 2017

My card on the Marianne Inspiration Blog

It was my turn to share a card on the Marianne Inspiration blog recently and here it is.  I love the large Christmas stamp and Die set with loads of different sentiments too but I think the word makes such a focal point on it's own too.

You can see the details of how I made the card here and a full list of Marianne products  used are below.

Christmas Song Stamp and Die set - KJ1719
Bells- CR1343
Holly Frame Die Set - LR0488
Basket Die - LR0436
Poinsettia Dies - LR0121
Papers- Berry Christmas PB7053

I made the flowers out of Foamarin - not sure if it was necessary with such a 'flat' flower but they add a nice touch of texture.

Also, I love the Holly frame die set!

That's it for now - off to do a bit of felting!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Marianne Winter Dream Precoloured images

I thought I'd share some quick cards made using Marianne precoloured images - so need to do this sometimes, although I love colouring.  I really love these images and the soft pink and grey tones.  I teamed them up with one of new favouite dies from Marianne and their cute little feather dies. Full list below.

I do love the expression on the owl below!

Marianne Products Used

Frame Die - Anja's Marque Die Set - LR0483
Feathers Die - CR1412
Precoloured images - Winter Dream Decoupage sheet

Off to finish decking the halls now!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 1 December 2017

Mo Ugly Sweater

Everyone loves a nice tacky Christmas jumper right?  So what better way to start December off than a card made with one!! This is from Corgi and Bess (Ugly Sweater separated version) at Mo's Digital Pencil. You get separated images without the 'ugly sweaters', with another jumper, without the lead so you can have loads of combinations with this set - fantastic value.
I teamed mine up with the Knitting die and embossing folder from Marianne Designs, along with the tag and sentiment- full details below.

Knitting Die and Embossing Folder set - DF3418
Lace Tag Die - LR0154
Eline's Handletterering Xmas Sentiment Stamp set - EC0156

It's blumming cold enough to wear this jumper up here, although we haven't had the snow that our Yorkshire neighbours have at the moment - stay warm peeps!

Warm Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Felted Hare

Thought I'd share this little guy that I made a couple of months ago - I got a kit from a lovely lady on Facebook.  I do enjoy needle felting and when trying something new I like a little tutorial/instruction sheet to make sure I'm doing something correctly!   This kit was just great with some wool to spare and I think I will now make a few more.  

I've also just made a little robin who isn't quite right yet and doesn't have any eyes so will share him at a later date.

Happy Tuesday

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 27 November 2017

Marianne December To Remember

Today I'm sharing the 2nd card that I made for October's edition of Making cards Magazine using all Marianne products.  I made the image using a combination of two stamps and then added lots of Marianne dies and papers - full list below.
Winter Wonderland Sentiment Die (CR1347)
Nordic Winter Papers (PK9128)
Let it Snow Papers (PB7037)
Girl and Snowman Stamp (HM9473)
Christmas Sentiment Stamp set (CS0980)
Poinsettia Die set (LR0435)
Snowflake border Die (CR1345)
Snowflake Die (CR1345)

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 24 November 2017

Naughty or Nice - merge using three of Mo's images - and 15% off at the minute across the store!

Have you seen the latest release of Two Dollar Digis from Mo?  They are fabulous, this little House being one of them.  (And of course, so versatile). I immediately thought it looked a little like a Gingerbread House so thought it would be great merged with Witches Trick- I flipped it in my merge so it would make my composition more balanced.  I then looked through my images to see which child would fit well and Goodness  with her expression and lollipop fitted the bill perfectly!  (I've also just thought that Cookie Gremlin would be great too! so may have to do that one too!)
There's a couple of Marianne dies there - Anja's Large Ovals (LR0236) for the frame and the snowflake die from the Frame set LR0483.
I then just added the candy cane, copious amounts of Shabby White Frantage and the sentiment tied it all together and means that I can use it as a Christmas card!

Right, we have our lovely Violet this afternoon and she has just woken from her nap so we're going out for a little  walk now!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Tart Tins

The pictures for these aren't great but these are some of the little  vintage tart tins that I made to sell on my stall at the Winter Fair I did a couple of weeks ago. I picked up some old tins last year and was lucky enough to find another batch this year.  I got hubby to drill holes top and bottom this year making it much easier to add a tie at the top and a charm/dangly bit at the bottom!

I love the glass glitter I used - it really adds to the vintage feel.

For some of them it was nice to upcycle old necklaces  to add to the aged style.

This little tin wasn't  vintage like the others but they're something I've had for years and used to use them to hold tea lights.  Little bottle brush trees were quite popular and the light sprays on the tin below were taken from an old Christmas card so I only had a few of these.  That's what makes them so unique though, recycling and using bits that I've collected over the years!

I don't think my pictures really do them justice but I found it hard to get  a good pic!

That's it for now.
Hugs, Juliexx

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.

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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