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Saturday, 25 March 2017

A 1st birthday card using Baby Fairy Kiki

It was our granddaughter Violet's first birthday recently so I had to make an extra special card for our extra special little one!  I used the gorgeous Baby Fairy Kiki from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I'd already coloured her in with my Promarkers and then decided to put her at  the edge of water using some brilliant new stamps and dies from Marianne Designs.  It was only after I'd masked off Kiki and  stamped up the pond edge that I realised that she was floating in the pond, so had to change the grass into a Lily Pad!  I then added the clouds behind her, again masking her off.  I normally get clouds completely wrong so was really pleased how they turned out.

The dragonfly stamps are part of a stamp set from Marianne which includes the Lily pads and the frogs and dragonfly die cuts from another Marianne set - full deets below the next image.

Marianne Products Used:

Lily Stamp Set - TC0851
Pond Edge stamp Set - TC0835
Dragonfly/Frogs Die set - LR0461
Lily Pad Die set - LR0459
Lacy Doily Die - LR0457
Ribbon Border Die - CR1370

My papers are Lili of the Valley Nitwit papers and the tags and sentiments are from Stampin Up. 
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - Anything with Wings
Fussy and Fancy - Spring Time
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Punches or Dies
Cute Card Thursday - Spring Fever
I Love Promarkers - Angels/Fairies
Simon Says Stamp - More Than One Die or Punch

 Happy Weekend!


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Passion for Promarkers new challenge

Hey Blogland, it's time for a new challenge at Passion For Promarkers with a my favourite theme of Girl Power as our theme chosen by our lovely Hazel!  There's nothing I like better than than make a girlie card and with our sponsors being A Day for Daisies, what better than using one of their gorgeous girlie images, Vintage Lip Colour.  It was another dear friend's special birthday recently and the image was just perfect for her.

The frame is cut with a Fiskars 2 in 1 punch that cuts the corners and border- I love them, they make it so easy!  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and of course there just had to be some Marianne in there - the flourishes, of which  there are several!

LR0151- Flower Stem and Leaf
LR0414- Swirls and Leaves

The flowers and pearls etc are of course all from stash!

Before you leave don't forget to check out the gorgeous makes of my fabulous teamies here and then come and join in our challenge to be in with a chance of winning a yummy $12 voucher from A Day for Daisies!

Have a great day

Friday, 17 March 2017

Happy Birthdays and Happy St Patrick's Day!

So much celebrating going on here -  it's Violet's first birthday today, and her Daddy's birthday yesterday but I'll share their cards with you another time.  This card is for my lovely friend Sue who is also of Irish descent and born on St Patrick's Day (a few years ago now), so this image was just perfect for her!  She's called Little Irish Dancer  and even has gorgeous titian hair like my friend.

I love how this border die from Marianne fitted the pointed border on the card - just perfect

Lacy Border Die  - LR0385
Heart Die  from XL Labels and XZ Labels - CR1353

Hope you have a fantastic St Patrick's Day if you're celebrating!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Hoppy Easter!!

Yes, not long until Easter and here on Mo's Dream Team we're kicking off the celebrations early with our a theme of Easter for our monthly blog hop. There's a riot of golden daffodils here in the Lakes at the minute and we have a beautiful border of them along the front of our cottage-I must get a good picture of them before they finish.  Anyway, that's why I chose my colours and daffodil theme for my card.   

Hopefully you should have arrived here from our fabulous Hellen's blog where I'm sure she had something wonderful to show you,  For my card I used the gorgeous Bunny Hugs - isn't she a happy little thing!

 I just love these daffodil dies from Marianne designs - as always my full list of Marianne goodies are below:

Stitched Rectangle Frame Die - CR1390
Tag Die - CR1377
Daffodils - LR0339
Chicks - LR0410

Right, now it's time to send you along to Kaly to see her no-doubt, gorgeous creation but the full list of blogs is below should you need it.

Don't forget there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from the participating Dream Team Designers comments so... make sure you pop in and comment on everyone's post for the blog hop to be in with the chance to win!!!

Happy Hopping!!


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Welcome Baby Benjamin!

Our lovely niece, Charlotte gave birth on Saturday to a beautiful bouncing boy- Benjamin and this is my card to Wilson family and to newly crowned big sister, Jemima!  
I've used the lovely Dede and Pod again, from Mo's Digital Pencil and matched them up with bunny papers in honour of our new Benjamin Bunny!!
The papers are a mix of Graphic 45, Bella and Boo, and First Edition, and of course there's some yummy Marianne dies and stuff, as below:

Woodgrain Effect School Slate  Die- COL1373
Large Bow Die - LR0447
Miniature Bunny Die from Baby Animals set - COL 1422 (all such cute dies!)
Sparkly heart and star embellies

I borrowed my friend Lesley's dies for the little bunnies hopping across the bottome of the card!

Well, that's all for today - getting ready for our little Violet's First Birthday this Friday - just where has that year gone!!
Hugs, Juliexxx

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Lavender Card

Morning!  Today's card was made for my MIL for her 83rd birthday a couple of weeks ago - amazing she is too!!  The image is from a 12 x 12 page but I cannot remember the make, sorry but she is so lovely!  I've teamed her up with some Lili of the Valley papers and then loads of lush Marianne Dies which I've listed below.

Ivy Corners - CR1253
Lavender - LR0157
Foxgloves - LR0457
Large Bow - LR0447
I've also used a Tim Holtz die for the layer under the image, a wooden flourish and some lovely wooden miniature fretwork which I can only bear to use for special makes! I've also added some Vintage Lilac Frantage to the little wooden butterfly, along with Shabby White Frantage around the image and frame but it's not showing up to well in my pics but it does give a nice bit of shimmer!
I'm going to enter a few challenges today;

Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Bling It Up
Cardz4 Galz - Name your Powder - Shabby White and Lavendar Frantage
Crafting With an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - For Mothers/Ladies Only

I'm hoping to spend the day in my craft room, lots to make!!
Have a great day whatever you are up to!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Passion for Promarkers It's a Boy!

It's new challenge day today over at PFP HQ and we have a great theme of It's a Boy.  I had a flick through my Lili of the Valley stamps for my card and used this rubber image for a change.  Now I know this little guy's cheeks seem rather red and I was going to try and tone them down but our little Violet's cheeks were the exact same colour last week when she woke up, so I felt I could leave them!!
 I used a technique on the baby die cut shown to me by best matey Lesley while I was in Guildford.  That was to  cut the word out and then layer it onto some foam stickers and cut it out again and hey presto you get a neatly raised sentiment.  I've just noticed a bit of white backing paper that I've not quite removed but will do this before I use the card! Full list of Marianne goodies used below:

Bunny Die - COL 1422
Stitched Circle Die - CR1350
Baby Text Die - LR0217
Duck Rattle - LR0307
Papers - Belle Fleur - PK0105
Sasayaki Glitter are our sponsors this week and they giving the lucky winner a digi image  from their range,
Don't forget to take a peek at the makes of my lovely teamies here before you go!

Bunny Hugs!  

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Mo's Pinup

I had the most lovely visit to Guildford last week and caught up with so many friends that I miss so much now I live up north.  In particular, my friend Lesley and her lovely hubby put me up for nearly a week and I got to play in Lesley's Craft Attic.  This is one of the cards I made and, funnily enough, I went Clean and Simple for this make with one of Mo's new images Pinup.

The sentiment was just perfect (from a new Stampin Up set, which Lesley gave me for a belated Christmas pressie, one of many gifts I might add - spoilt!) so kept it all very simple.
It's a lovely sunny day so far here in The Lakes, so I think I'm going to get out in the garden to get it ready for Spring.
Happy Sunday all!
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Anything Goes at Digital Pencil Too Challenge

Morning everyone.  My card today is for our new challenge starting over on Mo's DP2 Challenge, where as always, our theme is Anything Goes!
I've used the adorable Mags, doing a happy dance!  Such a joyful image!
I've coloured her with my Promarkers and then layered her up using a couple of Marianne Dies for the edged circle borders and the fern:

Lacy Border Circle - LR0180
Fern - LR0403

I love the stitched flowers which come from a Sue Wilson Creative Expressions set, and then all that was needed was a couple of Card Candi accents.

Do come and join in with the challenge - it's easy peasy with our Anything Goes theme, just remember the following:

Anything Goes with a Mo Image

                             Winners prize: a $5.00 voucher for Mo's online store.

Remember to follow Mo's Challenge Rules ...
use at least one Mo Manning image...
NEW creations only! (No back linking)...
And, please, only ONE entry per person!

And check out the Dream Team's inspirational makes here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 27 February 2017

New Home card with Marianne Dies

I visited a very dear friend this weekend who has moved into a beautiful new home and as I know she is a fan of cherry blossom, I thought this would be a perfect make, all made with Marianne Design goodies as below

Brick Border Window - CR1389
Vine Flourishes - CR1396

The sentiment is Clearly Besotted and punched with a Stampin Up punch.

I travel back home to the Lakes today but feel I have had the most wonderful catch up with so many of my wonderful friends (and family of course!)
Hugs Juliexxx

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Felted new home card

My daughter has very recently moved in  with her best friend from school, so I made this felted image into a new home card for her. I felted the picture and have then used varous dies, including this gorgeous little cottage die from Marianne Designs Creatables range - LR0453.  (Not that  they're in a cottage, actually a penthouse flat in South London!)
I'm in London too, visiting with friends for a few days, having left the hubster guarding the homestead, so hope to see their new abode on Monday before I head north again.
Hope you're having a great weekend so far, 

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Robot card for Something New Challenge starting at Passion for Promarkers

It's time for our new challenge starting at PFP today with a fab theme of Something New as chosen by our lovely Ali.  So it could be a new home card, a new baby card or, as I have done, used something new in my stash which was this fab Robot image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Bip Bip Birthday.  The Robot die from Marianne Designs is also new to me and comes with a great set of stamps including the little lightning bolts and the beep beeps words.
I've hinged the die cut robot and stuck him inside my card as a little surprise.  I also added the googly eyes, which makes him look a bit manic!!
The frame around the image is also from Marianne while you may recognise the papers from Marianne which have been in my stash for years and are just perfect for this image! Details for the Marianne stuff are below:

Robot Die/Stamp Set - COL1403
Wood Frame = CR1348

 Our sponsor this week is the fabulous DigiStamp Boutique and the winner will receive a rather nice £10 voucher to spend in their store!


Before you go, don't forget to check out the gorgeous makes of my PFP teamies here,
Hugs Juliexx

Thursday, 16 February 2017

February Blog Hop With Mo's Digital Pencil - Get Well Makes

I can hardly believe that it's time to hop with Mo's Dream Team again- just where has that month gone (this seems to be my mantra at the moment!!). Still, it is that time and this month we have a great theme of Get Well.  This month, Debby is the start of the hop,and hopefully you have made your way here from Hellen's Blog,
I decided to use the gorgeous image, Flower Jar for my card- who doesn't love flowers when they're poorly!

Papers are from stash, the Love sentiment and tag punch are from Stampin Up and the Feel Better sentiment is PaperTrey Ink.  I've also used a yummy embossing folder from Marianne Designs - a spotty trellis design (Catalogue number DF3424)
You should now hop on over to Anneke's blog who is your final stop this month.

Here's the Blog Hop run in case you get lost on the way......

Don't forget there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from the participating Dream Team Designers comments so... make sure you pop in and comment on everyone's post for the blog hop to be in with the chance to win!!!

Enjoy the hop everyone and have a lovely day!
Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Wuthering from Mo's Digital Pencil

You know, Mo's Wuthering has to be right up there in my Top 5 favourite images.  This is my second make with her in recent months and think I may use her again for one further card I need to make. This one was made for my niece's birthday today, and I think, even looks a little like her!  Happy Birthday Charlotte! xx
My papers are from Crafter's Companion and the rose edge border is another favourite from Fiskars.  I've also used a couple of Marianne products, as always!!

Lattice frame behind image - Anja's Squares - LR0242
Lacy border (just peeking out at bottom of image - Petra's Beautiful Border - LR0407
Sentiment - Dreams set - CS0975 
Bitterly cold here in Cumbria at the minute, hope it's a bit warmer where you are!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Passion for Promarkers - It's all about Hearts

I just don't know where the days go at the minute, can't believe that a fortnight has gone by and it's time for Team 1 at PFP to show their work for our new challenge starting today!  Today's theme has been chosen by our lovely Shelly with a great theme of I Heart You!
I love this image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Dede and Pod - somehow it reminds me of my granddaughter hugging her baby doll, which she does regularly!  (And Violet has a little pointy, pixie ear too, so it's definitely her!)  
I used lots of lovely Marianne Dies too for my card- listed below - I especially love the new Foxglove die which comes in two pieces, so you can use just the leaves or flower stem for your projects!

Fox Glove Die- LR0452
Heart Die - CR1225
Lattice Frame from Anja's Large Ovals set - LR0236
Heart Dazzlers

My teamies have made some gorgeous cards to share with you, so pop on over here to take a peek.
And don't forget to join in the challenge using your Promarker products - you could win a fabulous set of pens!

Cowling & Wilcox logo

I'm off for some retail therapy today, so best get a wriggle on!
Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Jerry the Goblin!

I just love Mo's new Goblin images and am in the process of colouring a few up.  Meanwhile this is the first one, Jerry, doing a happy dance!  
He is perfect too with this new Tree die from Marianne designs, and perfectly suits the rustic feel and colours.  Full Marianne list below:

Tree Die - COL1424
Grass Border Die - CR1335
Basic Stitched Rectangle Border die - CR1390
Tag Die from Big XL andXS small tag set - CR1352
Papers - Just for Men- PK0129/Canadian Fall - PK0138

Have a great weekend all.
Hugs, Juliexx