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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

CAS Tim Holtz Crazy Birds with Jofy Stamps


Something a little bit different from me today - I have fallen in love with Tim Holtz's Crazy Bird stamps and made this card for my bird-loving Dad for Father's Day.  I've teamed it up with these brilliant Jofy Stamps (Jofy 24) from Paper Artsy and think they are a perfect match of style!  As you can see, my card is also very CAS which these stamps lend themselves too.  And because that is the theme of the new challenge starting today over at a Passion For Promarkers, just not my team's week - what a bird brain I am duh!!  Still hop on over there and join in the fun!!

I'll have a couple more cards made with these stamps to show you soon as I've fallen in love with them - especially great for those tricky male cards.

 I hear it's rather hot down south today, sadly not so up here yet!  But enjoy if you can!
Hugs, Juliexx




Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Passion for Promarkers with Mo's Digital Pencil


We have a lovely theme of Rainbows for our new challenge at a Passion for Promarkers that starts today.  I knew that I had to use this new image from Mo's Digital Pencil, called Godmother. I love her and she reminds me of the good witch from The Wizard of Oz, so I word processed the sentiments to tie in with our theme and cut my little rainbow with an old QuickKutz die that has been in my stash from the start!
Of course, I coloured her with my Promarkers and used some lovely Marianne papers from the Garden Party Pad - this must be one of my most favourite colour combos. The tiny dazzlers and turquoise flowers are also by Marianne. 
My teamies over at PFP HQ have made some wonderful cards with our Rainbow theme so do pop on over to the challenge blog here to take a peek. Then, do come and join in our challenge as you could win two digis from Polkadoodles! 

Thursday, 18 June 2015

June Hop with Mo's Dream Team - It's Summer!!


Well, here we are in the middle of June, middle of the year, and should be in the middle of Summer here in the UK!  I'm not quite feeling the summer vibes so it's a good job we're injecting some Summer Fun into our cards for this month's blog hop.  It could be a summer image, summer colours or summer activities that you will see on the hop.  The theme this month was chosen by our lovely Alice and this is where you should have started.  Otherwise, hopefully you have hopped over to me from our gorgeous Gretha's blog and I know that both ladies would have had some awesome makes to share with you.  The full order of the hop is below if you need it.


On to my card, and I've gone with summer colours of bright oranges and peaches to showcase one of Mo's wonderful new images, Flower Jar.  I just love flowers in jars, so simple and yet so pretty and charming.
My papers are from Marianne Design and come from the Shabby Chic set - PK9121 and Old Press set PK9120.  I've also used a Marianne Design die for my window - Snowy Window CR1286 (without the snow, obviously!)  All these Marianne Design items are in stock right now here at Maddylisa Crafts.
The teeny jar sentiment and tag are from Stampin Up and the larger sentiment is from a Hero Arts set ( I believe) and stamped onto a Magnolia Doohickey tag die-cut. 
My other bits and pieces are from stash.  
Your next stop on the hop is over to my lovely friend, Debby's blog to see her wonderful make.
And while you're hopping, remember to leave a comment on each of the posts as you could be the lucky winner of one of two $5 vouchers to spend in Mo's Digital Pencil

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Mo's Digital Pencil New Image - Neighbors


Hi bloggers.  I'm back from a great, if hectic, week in London moving my girls around (and bringing one home for good- yayyyyy!), crafting with my lovely matey, Lesley, who was also my hostess for the week (thank you so much, you and Tom were fabulous!), and also visiting my  old work colleagues, old neighbours and all my Guildford based nieces and their yummy children.
As much as I loved it, I am so glad to be home and to see how wonderful the garden looks after just a week away.  (A few piccies at the end.)
Somehow, today's card seems rather appropriate which I've made using this wonderful new image, Neighbors, from Mo's Digital Pencil.  It rather reminds me of The Painted Ladies houses in San Fransisco, and I must admit to being nervous about all this colouring, but I really enjoyed it and am rather pleased with the result.

I kept my design quite simple because the image is so brightly coloured, as are my papers from Prima. So I just added a piece of ribbon and a button and a sentiment from PTI.
Thanks for popping by and here are a few pics of our garden in bloom!











Hugs, Juliexx 

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Male cards at Passion for Promarkers


Time for a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers HQ and our theme is to make one of those dreaded Male cards!!  I do struggle and even though my image is a boy, is it particularly masculine?  I dunno but I do love this LOTV image and the fence reminds me of our our gate and dry stone wall going onto the main garden.
The papers are My Mind's Eye, the sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink and the trees and little fence are from Marianne Designs as follows:
Horizon Trees - LR0355
Large Tree and fence part of Village Decoration Set Two - COL1383
Don't forget to hop over to the PFP Challenge Blog here to check out the wonderful makes of my teamies.  And, do come and join us in the challenge, Sassy Studio Designs are sponsoring us with 4 fab digis up for grabs!

Oooh and it's my 31st Wedding Anniversary today - Happy Anniversary Mr B!!!x
Juliexxx

Thursday, 4 June 2015

New Mo Image - Lil in Flowers


Have you seen all the fabulous new images over in Mo's Digital Pencil - gorgeous, and this one is no exception - Lil in Flowers. 
As alwasy, I've coloured her with my Promarkers, added some Dovecraft Sweet Paris papers which are yummy and some flowers, lace and pearls from stash.
The little lamb die-cut is from Marianne Designs - Catalogue number, LR0358 - and it's only £3.25 and in stock here at MaddyLisa Crafts!
The little bunny is a wooden shape bought at a craft fair some time ago  and the rose-bordered heart is a doiley from stash. 
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Dream Factory - The Secret Garden (loved that book as a child)
Live and Love Crafts - Pink plus one other colour - I've used Green
Everybody Art Challenge - Pink and Green
The Crazy Challenge - Use Ribbon or Lace - I've used Lace

Hugs, Juliexx



Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Lavinia Stamps again



Just checking in to post this card I made a few weeks ago for my daughter's friend who was in an awful accident a couple of months ago.  She's got life-changing injuries but her positivity and courage are amazing- you're an inspiration Li!
The image is from Lavinia Stamps as are most of the foliage silhouettes.  I had to bin a couple of attempts while practising my brayering and masking but it's all about the practise, right?
I've got the fracture clinic in the morning and I'm just hoping that the Dr will say my foot is well on the road to healing.  Still have some pain but not constantly but I want to drive to London at the weekend to see my girlies and bestie Lesley.  Fingers (but not toes) crossed!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Passion for Promarkers Come Fly with Me


Just where the last week went I do not know! But went it has which means it's time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers where our lovely Marie is asking you to Come Fly with Me, so use anything that can fly on your cards.  I've used this little flying cutie, Baby Fairy Ladybug from Mo's Digital Pencil.
I've teamed her up with a fab poppy stamp from Marianne Designs, called Butterflies and Poppies, and in stock here at Maddylisa Crafts. 
My papers are from Teresa Collins, the pansy border is a Martha Stewart border and corner punch combo, and my full list of Marianne Design products are listed below:

Butterflies and Poppies clear stamp set - Catalogue No: CS0927
Leaves from Design Folder and Die set DF3414
Tiny's Grass Border - LR0360




I picked the little wooden ladybirds up from Home Bargains at Easter, and the remaining flowers, ribbon etc are from my stash.
Glad you managed to make it all the way here to the bottom, I hope you'll find some time this week to play along with us.  We have a fab prize too, of a $12 voucher for the lucky winner to spend at a Day for Daisies,

And don't forget to check out the wonderful makes of my PFP teamies here.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

It's Christmas in May at Mo's Dream Team - come join in our hop!


It may seem early to be making Christmas cards but never too early, right? And anyway, we had hail stones up here in Cumbria yesterday, so I think we can get away with it!! 
So, this month's blog hop theme has been chosen by our gorgeous Heidy - and hopefully this is where you started hopping from! Otherwise, you should have hopped to me from our lovely Gretha's blog where I just know she shared something wonderful with you!  The full order of the hop is below should you get lost along the way.


I love Mo's Valerie series of images, and I especially love her winter/Christmas versions so the one I've used is Valerie with Snowman from the brilliant set  of three images,  Valerie in Winter.
I've coloured her with my Pro and Flex markers and then used some fab Scrapberry Winter Joy papers.
And then came the dies - lots of scrummy Marianne Dies of course, as follows:
Image cut with largest die from Large Ovals by Anja set - LR0236
Snowman - LR0246
Holly Branches - LR0244
Poinsettia Flower - LR0121 and LR0122
Large Snowflake - LR0185
Small Snowflakes -  from set CR1252 
Your next stop on the Hop is over to our lovely Debby, with another wonderful Christmas make.
I hope you're enjoying our hop and thank you for stopping by -oooh and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog on the hop as there are two $5 dollar vouchers hidden somewhere along the way and one could be yours!!
Hugs, Juliexxx

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Anniversary Challenge at a Passion for Promarkers


Wow, it's 6 years since the start of the Passion for Promarkers Challenge blog and I think I've been on the team for nearly that long!  So we're celebrating big style with both teams coming together to share our love of all things Letraset with an easy challenge of No Sentiment on your make. We've got some awesome prizes from lots of our sponsors for this special challenge, just scroll to the bottom of my post to see what is up for grabs.
My image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and called Valerie in Love- you can find it here in Mo's store.
I also used lots of fab Marianne Design Dies as follows (with their catalogue numbers):

Winter Birds ( Heart) - LR 0186
Birds on wire - LR0292
Butterfly- LR0513
Border Stitch die-CR1250
Heart die for image - CR1225
Heart Balloon die PP1401
Anja's Squares - Flower die from set- LR0242


And now for the good bit - just look at all the lovely prizes available.

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Letraset are offering one lucky winner an exclusive (not available in stores) wallet and 3 sets of promarkers!
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Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of $10.00 worth of digi papers
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DigiStamp Boutique are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher
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Polkadoodles are offering one lucky winner 2 digis from their Eden Collection:
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Bugaboo stamps are offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their online store!
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Little Claire designs are offering one lucky winner a beautiful stamp set called April Showers


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Sassy Studio Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of 4 digis of their choice.
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You can enter up to three times- if you're looking for inspiration check out the stunning makes of my teamies here on the PFP blog.
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs, Juliexx