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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

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Passion for Promarkers Blues and Purples



Our daughters visited us at the weekend to celebrate Holly's birthday later this week.  I made this card because she loves purples and then discovered that the colour theme fitted perfectly with this week's Passion for Promarkers colour challenge - lucky that as I'd run out of time to make my DT card!  (I think I must have know subconsciously.)  This is the colour palette below as chosen by our wonderful Lou!
Lou's colour challenge week 296
My image is an oldie from my  Sugar Nellie stash, and a delight to colour.
Behind the image, I've use a heart die combo from Marianne Designs - CR1225.
I added some Spellbinders curved edged borders and sentiments cut with dies from Paper Trey Ink. The large flowers were  from best matey, Lesley, and the rest from stash.
Our fab sponsors for this week's challenge are Bugaboo Stamps who are offering our lucky winner a $21 voucher to spend with them!

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Don't forget to check out the gorgeous makes of my PFP teamies here - thanks for popping by!!
Juliexxx

Mo's My Tamborine


This is the first of two posts today - the other being for my DT post at a Passion for Promarkers.  
However, this one is for Mo's Dream Team and the little guy in the frame is My Tamborine from Mo's Digital Pencil here.
I wanted to do a CAS card with very little paper but just couldn't manage it so went with bold, earthy colours instead using my Promarkers and papers from Crate Paper. 
The sentiment is, I think, Inkadinkadoo, and seemed a perfect match.
The day is nearly gone here but enjoy the rest of yours whatever you have planned.
Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Lavinia Stamps card



I decided to get my Lavinia Stamps out a few days ago, to make a new home card for DD2, Emily, as she settles into her new digs in London.  So proud of her, she's just got into Camberwell school of Arts starting in September and landed a job at Dulwich Picture Gallery so she couldn't be happier.  
I think she must be enchanted at the minute, and it's been wonderful to have her, and DD1, Holly and BF, up here for the weekend to celebrate Holly's birthday this week!  They've gone off for a walk and left old hop-a-long here to catch up with a few things!  Going to miss them when they leave later today  :(
Enjoy the rest of your weekends whatever you're doing.
Hugs, Juliexxx





Monday, 4 May 2015

Mo's Peggy


I'm still rather immobilised with my foot and it's driving me potty.  I can do quite a lot but everything I read tells you to keep it non weight bearing for as long as possible, so card making it was!  This is a fabulous new image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Peggy and you can find her here. I think she's a new favourite with a great many crafters, including me, as I've seen a lot of gorgeous makes with her out there in blogland!  I've teamed her up with some fab My Minds Eye papers and some equally fab Marianne Die, and a design folder, as below:
 LR0116 -  Frame and Flourish set- I used the flourishes
LR0235 - Small Ovals by Petra
LR0249 - Tiny's Flower 2
LR0351 - Petra's Birds (Frame and birds)
DF3401 - Flowers embossing folder (almost hidden beneath my flowers!)
The tiny, shiny gems are also from Marianne.
I got the Shabby Pink Frantage out and added some flowers, and vintage lace from my stash. 
Right, I'm going to sit in the garden for a bit now - I'm busy doing nothing, as the song goes!!
Enjoy the rest of your Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Easel card for Passion for Promarkers DT with Spoiled from Mo's Digital Pencil!


I don't know what is wrong with me at the minute - my mind has gone to mush, and I'm forgetting things left, right and centre. Yep, made this card in plenty of time for today's DT post for Passion for Promarkers and yet forgot to post it on my blog! Still, better late than never and here I am.  
Our challenge today is to make an Easel card, as chosen by our wonderful Loopy Lou, and I must say I really enjoyed making this one. Especially love this image, Spoiled from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Of course she is coloured with Promarkers and then I've used all sorts of Marianne Dies, Papers and Design Folders as below:
LR0316 - Boots and Buxus
CR1206 - Basket of Flowers
LR0360 - Tiny's Grass Border (new and I love it and only £3.99 here at Crafts U Love!!)
CR1263 - Garden Trellis Panel
DF3403 - Brick Embossing folder (comes with brick die)
Marianne Papers - Belle Fleur ( I think, sorry!) 
Then sentiment stamps, tags and dies are all PTI, the little watering can is from Dienamics, I think and the garden lights on the panel are Poppy Stamps
The other goodies are all from stash.  

We're being sponsored this week at PFP by Michele R Designs with a fab 10 Euro voucher to spend in her store

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 Don't forget to check out the awesome makes by the rest of my awesome teamies here at PFP.
That's all for now folks, thanks so much for popping by!
Juliexx

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