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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

New Marianne Quill and Ink set


It's been such lovely weather up here so far this spring that I keep forgetting to make cards for people and so I had to make a fairly quick one for this occasion. I've also just broken a bone in my foot, so have a cast on which is certainly hampering my ability to get about.  Luckily, I'm not in any pain, just blooming annoyed at myself for falling down a step in the garden!!  
I've had my foot up for a few days but think I'm going to take advantage of the fact that I can't do any housework/gardening to catch up on some paperwork - my sister said that means card making which made me laugh!
Anyhoo, this card was made with a fab new set from Marianne Designs,
COL1275 - Quill and Ink set

COL1375 ~ Quill pen and ink ~ Marianne Design Collectables

I love that it comes with the ink blot!!
The Just a Note sentiment is a wooden stamp that was a random purchase many moons ago, and the music dies are from Memory Box.
I hope to find some more time to do a little blogging too while my foot is out of action!
Thanks for popping by.

Juliexx

Thursday, 16 April 2015

We're Hopping at Mo's!

Yes, can you believe that it's already the third Thursday in the month of April - I can't!!  But it is which means it's time for our monthly blog hop with Mo's Dream Team with a great theme of flowers as chosen by our lovely Debby - hopefully, this is where you started.

I've used the gorgeous Baby Fairy Flora which you can find here in Mo's Digital Pencil.
My papers are from Maya road with the flowers from my stash (mostly purchased from Wild Orchid Crafts) and the little label/stamp combo coming from Stampin Up. 
Now I'm the end of the hop this month, so thank you all for joining us!  I hope that you've remembered to leave a comment on each post in the hop as you could be the lucky winner of a $5 dollar voucher to spend in Mo's Digital Pencil.
Big Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Use a Tag - new challenge at A Passion for Promarkers with Marianne goodies



Today's card is for the new challenge starting today over at Passion For Promarkers HQ where we have a great theme of Use a Tag. Easy right? I've used this cutie pie image from Mo's Digital Pencil for my card - Sumpin's Wrong - perfect for a new baby card, which mine is as you can see!!
I've coloured him with my Promarkers and then matched him up with some luverly First Edition papers - It's a Boy!.  I then have a whole host of Marianne Dies, some of which are from their newest collections, as follows:
Lace Tag - LR0154
Envelope - CR1211
Lamb - LR0358 (new)
Stork and Special Delivery stamp - COL1381 (new)
Confetti Corner - LR0342
Congratulations Stamp - CS0916
Congratulations tag - CS0916
Bow Straight Border - CR1250
Bow Circle Border - CR1249
The Hey Diddle Diddle sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo.
We are being sponsored by Polkadoodles for this challenge with two yummy digistamps being given to the lucky winner.
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Aren't they just delightful!!
And don't forget to check out the equally delightful makes of my PFP teamies here.
Have a wonderful day!
Juliexx

Friday, 10 April 2015

Stampin Up Thank you

When I was down in London, my lovely matey, Lesley, held a Stampin Up Salebration party and our fab SU Demonstrator, Nikki Raine made a gorgeous card with one of the Salebration sets, Lotus Blossom.  And this is more or less it, replicated by me - I couldn't wait to try the technique she showed us, so didn't alter the card hardly at all apart from some additional matting and layering.
I sent the card to my Aunt and Uncle, as a thank you for a wonderful day celebrating my Uncle Paul's 80th.  This is the birthday boy below with my Dad in the middle and my Auntie Larney on the left!  Love this pic!
I think the fab weather that we have been having up here is just about done for now, so I may get into making some cards again, struggling a little bit of late!!
Happy Weekend!

Juliexxx

Monday, 6 April 2015

A Little Birdie Told Me with Marianne Designs


I couldn't wait to play with some new goodies from Marianne Design so this is the card  I made!  The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil - A Little Birdie Told Me, and I thought it would be perfect for a new home card.  
My papers are a mix of Marianne Papers - Old Press (Catalogue No: PK9120) and Kirsty Allsop.  The  Marianne Dies I've used are as follows, including new April 15 releases:
New Home Sentiment - CR1314
Christmas Village High House - COL1326
Horizon Trees - LR0355
Village Decoration Set 2 -  LR1383 (I've used the large tree and fence) 
We had the most wonderful Easter with lots of family visiting and my two girlies are staying awhile longer, so I'm not sure how much I will be around!  But, thank you for visiting my blog - very much appreciated, believe me!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Blues Skies - Passion for Promarkers new challenge


Our new challenge starts today at Passion for Promarkers and it was my turn to choose our theme.  I've gone for a colour  theme - Blue Skies- so perhaps a bit optimistic as it rained most of the day yesterday!  But really, it's all about the colour, so using shades of blue on your make.
My card is for my Uncle's 80th, and we celebrated with him on Sunday - he certainly is not at all like this guy above, and is 80 years young.  Still, I love the world-weary expression on Mo's image, Yeehaw, which you can find here in the store.  I've actually used the sentiment which comes with the female version, Whoopee, to be found here.
And look, no pretty papers!!.  Instead, I just added a chipboard 8 to the balloon, and the trio of balloons are from two Marianne Designs die sets - PP1401, is the heart shaped balloon's Catalogue number and in stock here at Maddylisa Crafts for an amazing £1.50.  The other balloons are part of a trio of dies and stamps set, catalogue number, COL 1378 and in stock here at Crafts U Love. 
The only other die left to tell you about is the Happy Birthday itself, which ia a Memory Box die. 

Our sponsors for this week's challenge are Little Claires who are offering the fabulous stamp set, Changing Birdhouse as the prize for the challenge winner!

Well, that's all from me for now but remember to take a look at the fabulous cards by my teamies at PFP here.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Mother's Day Cards with Stampin Up



I have some fabulous Stampin Up stash and don't use it enough, partly because I struggle to know how to use it!  So I've taken lots of inspiration of Pinterest and made these two Mother's Day cards using the Flower Patch stamp and die sets.  On the one above I used the gorgeous Anja's Edge die from Marianne Designs (LR0202 and in stock here in the UK at MaddyLisa Crafts).  I added some hessian, doilies and twine from stash and that was pretty much my card, and I have to say quite simple to make, apart from the cutting out of all the dies!!!  I've also used as much as possible, my Stampin Up inks.
The only change to this one is the Spellbinders border that I used for the curved edge.

I spent yesterday, out in our vegetable come flower come fruit garden and have managed to clear most of it as you can see below, just got to think about what to plant now!!



That's all for now, folks!  Nearly the weekend!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 19 March 2015

March Mo Blog Hop - Hoppy Easter!!

Whoopee it's almost Easter - and it's also the the third Thursday of March, which means it's time for our monthly blog hop with Mo's Dream Team.  It's also my turn to host the hop and I've chosen a theme of Easter as we're so close to the chocolate festivities!  You're also right at the start of the hop but our full order is below just to help you along.


I've chosen the gorgeously cute Valerie Bunny for my card which handily comes with a ready-made sentiment for you!
I've used some lovely Magnolia Easter paper for my card but have then proceeded to cover most of it up!  And it has the cutest little Easter chicks on it too!
The butterfly border and fence were cut with Tim Holtz dies, the little duck and lamb are Die-Versions, while the little bow is a Memory Box die.  And the cute little rabbit is cut from a Pion 12x12  sheet.  The rest of my embellies are from stash. 
Right, it's time now for you to hop on over to the blog of my lovely teamie and friend, Debby Y who will have something eggstraordinary to show you!! ( Geddit?!)  And. as always, don't forget to leave comments on each of the Dream Team posts, as there are two vouchers to be won to spend in Mo's Digital Pencil, and one of them could be yours!
Happy Hoppy Hopping!!
Juliexxx

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Duck Face!!



Today's card is for our new challenge starting today at  a Passion for Promarkers with a great theme of Check it Out as chosen by our  lovely Eileen!  I've used this fab image Duck Face from Mo's Digital Pencil which you can find here. She also comes with a couple of great sentiments!!
My papers are a mix of We Are Memory Keepers and My Mind's Eye, Miss Caroline range - Fiddlesticks for the plaid.  The side leaf border with the embossed/die cut combo is from a great new set from Marianne Designs (Cat no: DF3414) and in stock here at Maddylisa Crafts.  The frame is by Sizzix.
Don't forget to  check out the beautiful cards of my fellow PFP teamies  here and then come and join in our challenge!!
Off food shopping now - boring!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Mo Manning's Reach Star Girl


It's been a cold and windy day here, and my Dad went home yesterday, so I've spent the afternoon making this card using Reach Star Girl from Mo's Digital Pencil. I also had a delivery of some new Marianne Dies out this month so I couldn't wait to have a play.  This new frame set called Petra's Birds (Catalogue no: LR0351) is just fab - it comes with a little bird flourish although I've used another Marianne die, Tiny's Love Birds (Catalogue no: LR0298) as I loved how the little heart fitted into her outreached hands.  The bird border at the top of the frame is actually from some muffin cases that I bought a while ago.  There's also a couple of PaperTrey Ink dies on here, including the side banner die which has teeny little hearts cut out from it (which I've proceeded to cover up!!) and the little arrows/sentiment combo.  The star flourishes at the bottom are cut with a Memory Box die,  and the teeny dazzlers are also from Marianne and in stock at Crafts U Love!  The other embellies are all from stash, oh and the papers are Melissa Francis (as is the tiny eschuteon actually!).

And just to finish off, a couple of pics that we took during our travels around the Lakes with my Pa over the last week.



Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Lovely Lilacs and Lemons - Passion for Promarkers


I'm a bit late in posting today's card but I have my Dad visiting and we've been out and about showing him the wonderful Lakeland scenery.  We've had a lovely day, even though it's been bitterly cold!  Anyhoo, today's card is for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers, with a colour theme of Lovely Lilac and Lemons  chosen by our Shelly who has popped in from her maternity leave to head up the challenge this week.  I've used this little cutey image from Marianne Designs Snoejies range - she's called Victorian Style (Cat no: 9470),
My papers are from My Mind's Eye, I've used some Stampin Up butterfly punches and the rest of my dies are from Marianne as below:
Creatables Labels - LR0241
Sentiment from Clear Stamp set CS0916
Lavender die - LR0157
Rectangle frame and flowers set - CR1202
Anja Edge die - LR0202
Confetti die from which I've used the 'confetti' for my butterflies and the waste for my top left hand corner! - LR0342. 
The little resin flowers were my final touch and from stash.

Our generous sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments designs and they are offering one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice from the online store.
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That's all from me for now, but don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog to check out the fabulous makes of my teamies - and then do join in with us!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Floral Trellis box


 I made this floral trellis popping box using a stencil and die combo from Robert Adams - in stock here at Joanna Sheen.
Kept it reasonably simple as the papers are quite detailed - K&Co.  I made the big flower on the front using a Sizzix Lily die and the rolled flowers are made with Marianne Dies(Catalogue no: LR0162).
The butterflies and smaller blooms were punched using Martha Stewart punches and the sentiment is an old Hero Arts (I think). 
This was for my M-I-Ls birthday yesterday so hope she liked it!!
Juliexx

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Super Duper Boy for our Super Duper Sam

I've headed south today to go to the "Christmas" Birthday party of my great-nephew Sam!  Yep, he asked for a Christmas-themed party,  so that's what he's getting apparently!    Thought this image from Mo Manning, Super Duper Boy, (girl versions are available!) would be perfect and I've used some Christmassy colours to get on board with the theme!
I picked the papers up in California cheap as chips, The lettering is from Cosmo Cricket, whilst the Star ribbon border is from Marianne Designs (Catalogue No: LR0134 and in stock here at MaddyLisa Crafts!).  The stars were a freebie set from a magazine and the rocket ship is an old Provocraft die.
Looking forward to seeing my girly, Holly, lots of family and friends over the next few days along with a spot of craft therapy with best matey and landlady for my trip down south, Lesley!

Hugs, Juliexx