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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!!

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

Thursday, 19 February 2015

February Mo Blog Hop and it's Spring (well nearly!)

Yep, it's the second month of the year already and the third Thursday of the second month, so it's time for us to hop over on Mo's Dream Team with a fab theme of Spring chosen by our wonderful Gretha - so that is also your starting blog for the hop and hopefully where you've hopped on over from  to me!!
I've gone with a springlike scene and used these gorgeous papers from My Mind's Eye  that definitely have a feel of spring about them.  And of  course, I've used this gorgeous new image from Mo called Lulu which you can find in Mo's store by clicking on the link.
I've also used a ton of Marianne Dies as below:
Trellis Panel Die - CR1263
Circle Stitch Edging die - CR1248
Border Stitch Edging die- CR1250
Ivy, Bird and Birdhouse set - LR0206
Flourishes from Swirls and Frame set - LR0116
My little fence die is from Tim Holtz and the sentiment is Lili of the Valley. 
So now it's time for you to hop on over to the blog of my fabby friend, Debby, where she will have a fabby make to show you.  Oh and don't forget to leave a comment as you visit each of the team's blogs as there could be a hidden $5 voucher to spend in Mo's online store and it could be yours!

Happy Hopping!!
Hugs, Juliexxx

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Perfect Pearls at Passion for Promarkers

Thought I'd brighten up the cold winter days with thoughts of summer and holidays!!  This is for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers starting today - with a great theme of Pearls chosen by our fabulous Nic.  
I've used this wonderful image, Little Umbrella, from Mo's Digital Pencil, for my card - wish I looked like that on the beach!!   The papers are Marianne Designs Pretty Paper Blocs - Garden Party and I 've edged it with a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set. 
There are also some Marianne Dies in there - the Butterfly (cat no: LR0153), Anja Vintage Edger (cat no: LR0269) and Anja Vintage Swirls (cat no: LR0271) and I think most of these items are in stock at Maddylisa Crafts.  The birthday sentiment lettering is cut with PTI dies and the rest - flowers and pearls- are from my stash.

You can check out the rest of my teamie's PFP makes here and then you can get crafting and join in the challenge with us. You could be the lucky winner of a £10 voucher to spend at the DigiStamp Boutique.

Happy Tuesday everyone and thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The Divine Maybelle from Mo's Digital Pencil

This is the divine Maybelle from Mo's Digital Pencil - aint she a cutie!!  Still trying to get my mojo back and into colouring again, it's amazing how rusty you get even after just a few weeks.
And I now have no excuse not to do my Clothing Class from Kit and Clowder.  Maybe after this week!!  
I started off by following the sketch over on Sketch Saturday but ran out of room for the last bit so veered right off  course!  My papers are from Maya Road, the sentiment is  LOTV and the flowers are from stash - I did find a long-lost pair of glasses in with my purple flower storage so that's a positive!

Thanks for stopping by - hope you likey!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Thank you with new Marianne products!

I'm still struggling to find time to play as we're still sifting through boxes and moving furniture around but couldn't wait to play with some new Marianne goodies that arrived this week!    I had to make a thank you card and so they seemed perfect for the job.  My absolute favourite is the large edge flourish which I think looks a little like stylised cloud - it's part of the Anja range and called Anja Flourish (catalogue no: LR0344).  The sentiment die is part of the Anja Labels set(LR0241), and while not new in itself, now has a set of clear stamp sentiments to fit (CCS0916).   
The house border is a Memory Box and the ribbon etc from stash.  As I said a very quick card, and I've got to now start helping hubby move boxes up into the newly boarded loft!  Enjoy your Sunday - hope you have a nicer day than me planned!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

And I'm back although my mojo doesn't seem to be!

Yes, here I am, having moved from London to the Lake District at the beginning of January.  I was so happy to get my craft room all set up last week and was raring to go and really enjoyed making this new baby card for my niece who gave birth to little Joshua a couple of weeks ago but since then - nothing!!  Maybe because I have so much else to do and think about at the minute.  
Anyhoo, today's card is for our new challenge at Passion For Promarkers which starts today which is One for the Boys as chosen by our lovely Marie.  Lucky my niece had a boy then - congratulations Harrisons!!
My image is a new one from Mo's Digital Pencil called Laundry Day which you can find here as well as lots of other gorgeous new digital images to tempt you!  I feel my colouring has got a bit rusty too so really must try and get some more practise in.  I've used lots of lovely Marianne Dies including the letters from a new Alphabet  Banner set (LR0340), the Baby word and Safety Pins (LR0217) and the fabulous Anja Squares (LR0242) of which I've used the two outer dies.
The star dies were from a magazine freebie and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado, oh and my papers are First Edition It's a Boy!
I must remember to post up some pictures of our new home and our little business attached to it - we have a holiday cottage to let but for now a couple of pictures of the view from our garden with the recent snow, and a lovely winter walk the other day.

We have two sponsors for this week's challenge - Letraset and Polkadoodles:

The prize from Letraset is a 12 pen Manga set

and Polkadoodles are giving two digi images to a lucky entrant!
Don't forget to check out the rest of the team's fab makes here and then don't forget to come and join in our challenge this week.  I'm looking forward to getting back to blogging even if not making stuff!
Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 16 January 2015

Card for my daughter's birthday - just before she goes off travelling!!

Hi everyone - still not got any time to make cards (or find stuff even if I did have time!)  Our move went really well and we feel very happy and content in our new home here in The Lake District.  It was our Emily's 20th birthday last Saturday, just before she set off on her latest travelling expedition and this is the card I quickly made before my desk was packed!  The image is by Stamping Bella- love it because it's very Hepburn-esque, and rather suitable for a traveller!!  My loveliest friend, Lesley (from Grenouille Greetings) gave me the die-set (amongst loads of other crafting delights) for Christmas and it was so easy to use.  The papers are by Marianne Designs from their latest 2015 release - Pretty Paper Blocs - Old Press(PK9120) and Baroque(PK9119).  The flourish is also by Marianne Designs - Tiny's Flower 2 (LR0249) and currently in stock here at Maddylisa Crafts.
The rolled flowers are by Kort and Godt and the pearls etc from my stash!
Emily got off from her travels ok and we even managed to skype her during her stopover at Singapore airport- technology eh!
Just looked out the window and it's snowing here and already settling -eek!!  Stay warm everyone!

Saturday, 3 January 2015

20% off Winter Sale at Mo's Digital Pencil with lots of scrummy new images!!

It's Mo's Winter Sale!!! 

Save 20% off your digital stamp order
use code BIGCHILL

now through Sunday, January 11!!!

Just saying......!!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Winifred for New Home card!

You may or may not know that our move is finally going ahead and we move next week!  So much to do so little time!  I may be off air for a while as we're moving 325 miles away and taking over a business!  Still, had time to make this card for our vendors as they move to their new home.  I got the Memory Box house dies in the sale at Crafts U  Love and thought Winifred from Mo's Digital Pencil would make the perfect addition to my scene.
I love this little stamp/die combo from Marianne for the sentiment - Catalogue no COL 1334.  
My papers are also Marianne from the Pretty Blocs Nostalgia pad.  A few more Marianne dies - the tree branch (LR0256) and the Anja Roses Corner (LR0214).

It's quite interesting to see what I can produce out of very limited supplies now that my craft room is all but packed up- I forgot to leave out any ribbon for a start!
Hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas, and wishing you all a happy and healthy 2015.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Sketch and Stash and my final Christmas card!

This should be my last Christmas card of the year and it's for our final challenge of the year at Sketch N Stash.  Our sketch for this fortnight's challenge is below and I've flipped and rotated it to suit my image better!
The fab digi  image is from our sponsor this month, Delicious Doodles and it's called  On A Winter's Day.  I printed it out on watercolour paper and coloured it with my distress markers.
 We're going to be living in a very small hamlet in the new year and this rather reminded me of the feel of it!! I've added some Marianne dies including the poinsettia die. the top flourish and the Love die- I quite like how the little robin is sited in the middle of the'O' - a happy accident!  I've then highlighted with lots of stickles to capture that cold, crisp, snowy feeling!
As mentioned we're being sponsored by Delicious Doodles and also Ooh La La creations!

sponsor - Ooh La La

Prize - Any CD of winners choice


Sponsor - Delicious Doodles

Prize -  4 images

Hope you'll join us for our final challenge of the year - oh and don't forget to leave some love for my fab teamies - check out their cards here!
Happy Christmas Week Everyone!!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Our last Blog Hop of the year at Mo's Dream Team

Yes, it's the third Thursday of the month so it's time to hop with us on Mo's Dream Team where we have a theme of Christmas.  This also happens to be my last Christmas make for this year and maybe for a few weeks.  We exchanged on our house  today and move early in the new year!  It's been a long, old struggle  but we're there!!
Back to today's hop and hopefully you should have arrived here from the wonderful Gretha's blog, but if you want to start at the very beginning, hop back to the blog of our lovely hostess with the mostest, Anneke , who has chosen our Christmas theme.

I've used one of Mo's very recent releases Beary Merry Christmas for my card.  
I'm actually quite pleased with how my card turned out seeing as my craft stash is all packed away apart from a few essentials!!
The Believe Die is by Frantic Stampers, while the little jingle bells and holly leaves are a Marianne set - catalogue number COL1363 and are in stock at MaddyLisa Crafts at the minute!  The leaf flourishes are also By Marianne design - LR0245 and again are in stock MaddyLisa. I have also used a sheet of paper from a Marianne Pretty Paper Bloc set called Nostalgia - Catalogue number PK 9074  (and available as above).
Now your next stop on the hop is over at our lovely Debby's but if you want the full order it's below.  And don't forget that you could win a $5 dollar voucher to spend in Mo's store so make sure you leave a comment on each of the Dream Team blogs that you visit. 

Happy Hopping!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Birthday card for my little sis!

A bit of a break from Christmas cards - this was for my lovely little sis  whose birthday was in November.  I concentrated my card around the sentiment and the papers hence no coloured images.
The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and everything else is from Marianne designs.  These beautiful papers are from the  Romantic Vintage Pretty Paper Bloc (Catalogue number - PK 9093) - I love this unicorn page!
The dies I used are also all Marianne Designs as follows:
Circle die with stitched flowers and leaves - CR1248
Flowers and leaves from the Square version of the circle - CR1249
Leaf Frond - LR0151.
I know that some of these items (maybe not the papers) are in stock at MaddyLisa Crafts here in the UK, and always at a really great price here :).
Resigned to the fact that we will probably not move before Christmas but hey ho, there are worse things that could happen!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge!!

Hi Folks - today's card is for our special month long Mega Christmas challenge on a Passion For Promarkers ending on 6th January 2015!  This allows a bit of a breather to finish getting ready for the big day!!  We're struggling to get ready here as we still haven't exchanged contracts on our house and it's beginning to look a lot like it's not going to happen before the 25th!  Trying to be philosophical about it all though, just haven't got a tree, or much in the way of decorations up - just rooms full of boxes!!
 Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “bingo”.  You are welcome to make Christmas cards but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation as long as you use the bingo board.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.
Here is the bingo board you must use for your creations (you can use any line horizontal, vertical or diagonal).  Please tell us which line you have used in your post:
For my card, I chosen the middle line - Die Cuts, Free and Glitter - love my die cuts and glitter.  As you can see, I've made a pop-up box card with this fabulous Mo Manning Image, Season's Greetings.  I thought the image would be brilliant on this pop-card but have to confess that I can't remember if I have already seen this somewhere in blogland!  I have scoured the internet trying to find it so that I could give credit for the idea but couldn't find it - maybe I dreamt it!!
I went to best matey's Lesley's house yesterday, who helped me through the trials and tribulations of making this design (she had a template and previous experience!).   
You can see all my die-cuts below, including my favourite Winter die cut from Noor Designs-UK, an Impression Obsession sledder cut in glitter paper, as was my Marianne tree on the left side of my box. There's also a couple of Craftwork Cards pre-cut die shapes and some felt snowflakes. 
My papers are mostly Basic Grey Nordic Winter. 

That's enough about my card but next is a list of all our wonderful sponsors and prizes for this mega challenge.

Letraset are generously offering 4 lucky winners a 6 pack of promarkers (blending set)!
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DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
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Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their store.
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Polkadoodles is offering one lucky winner 2 gorgeous digis called ‘Dollie Sleepyhead’ and ‘Dollie Trendsetter’.
Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
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Little Claire Designs are offering one lucky winner a gorgeous stamp set called ‘changing birdhouse’.
Little Claire
A Day for Daisies is offering one lucky winner a $12.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store.
Crafty Sentiments Designs is offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from their online store.
My DT mateys on Team one have made some awesome cards here to share with you and the equally fabulous Team two will be posting their makes in a couple of weeks!
Hugs, Juliexx