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Monday, 21 August 2017

Boat scene with Marianne products

We went to see Dunkirk this afternoon, which is just amazing from start to finish and I would thoroughly recommend it!  Anyway, it reminded me that I had yet to blog another boating themed card that I made using Marianne products.

This one was actually very quick to make - no colouring but using  a brushstroke mixed media stamp  and a Sailboat Die- details below:

Sailboat Die - LR0473
Eline's Brush Strokes Stamp Set - EC0162

Right, watching Game of Thrones now so must dash!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Pretty Pastels for Passion for Promarkers

It's new challenge day today at Passion for Promarkers HQ  and we have a great colour theme this week of Pretty Pastels as chosen by our lovely Lisa!
I've chosen to use this gorgeous new image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Little Liar and he seemed rather perfect to go with a sentiment questioning someone's age!!

I cut him out with the Basic Distressed square die from Marianne Designs  (CR1375) and then decided to distress the rest of  my papers which, incidentally, are by Basic Grey. The little clock is also from Marianne  (CR1234) as are the enamel stars and heart embellies.

Our sponsors this week are Little Miss Muffet stamps with a voucher worth $6 up for grabs.

Little Miss Muffet Stamps

I hope you can find some time to join in the challenge- take a peek here at PFP if you'd like some more inspiration.

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 14 August 2017

Wedding card

I can't believe that it is already over a week since my niece Lily got married.  It was a fab day and the weather was so kind!  There's a picture of the Happy Couple below. 

I started  off wanting to use this sentiment from Inkylicious and it fit perfectly into this frame on a new die from Marianne Designs- Anja's Marquee set - LR0483.  The papers are also Marianne and I took my colour scheme from these - they're so gorgeous!  Anyway, full list of Marianne products below the next picture.

Anja’s Marquee Die set _ LR0483
Anja’s Roses Corner Die – LR0214
Anja’s Roses Border – LR0212
Petra’s Holly Die – LR0384
Wedding Couple – LR0427
Leaf Flourish – LR0120
Romantic Vintage Papers – PK9093
Silk Lace -JU0915
Gems - JU0937

I inked through all the dies whilst the die cuts were still in place as it does add a lovely vintage feel.

I coloured the silk lace with my promarkers to match the colour of the card and then added a few pearls and sparkles and I was done. 

And below are the new Mr and Mrs Ogilvie!  Congratulations to a fabulous couple!
Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing, wedding and outdoor

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 12 August 2017

First Christmas Card for 2017!

Woohoo - first Christmas card of 2017 but have a feeling I'm already running behind!  And it's been proper wet and wintery here today so perfect for Christmas cards!

I've used a gorgeous new image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Skipping Santa and I've also used the great sketch that Lou created for the August Mo challenge here on Facebook.
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The large circular die is a Joycraft one and the papers, Ice Crystals (die set  LR03900-  and gems are all Marianne Designs. 

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 11 August 2017

Marianne card on the Design Team Blog

I loved making this card for the Marianne Design Team Blog this week - you can see it here and other gorgeous cards made with yummy Marianne goodies.

My starting point was this awesome new frame die from Marianne -
Anja's Marquee - it makes such a statement don't you think. 

 I love this layering Roses stamp set too and the stamping platforms around now make it so easy to get the layering right! The papers are Marianne as is the sentiment from the Dreams stamp set - it really is a great addition to my sentiment collection.  Anyway, full list and details of Marianne products used are below. Oh and I coloured the silk lace with my Promarkers to match the colour scheme of my card.

Anja's Marquee Die set - LR0483
Tiny's Layered Roses Stamp set - TC0855
Dreams Stamp Set - CS0975
Diamond Gems Pink - JU0937
English Roses Paper Bloc - PK9143
Butterfly Pearls - CA3116
Pearl Swirls  - CA3101
Silk Lace  - JU0915

Hopefully, I should have another card to share tomorrow.  Raining here today so I hope to pop  into my craft room!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Marianne card for Making Cards Magazine

I'm a bit behind with my blogging at the minute - I have a backlog of cards to be shared!    So I thought I'd start with this card, being one of three appearing in Making Cards Magazine for August using Marianne Design Products.

Full list of Marianne Products below

                       Fishing Net Die - CR1409
 Sailboat Die - LR0473
                                             Ocean View Embossing folder - DF3426
                                                               Hetty's Border Sailing the Seas stamp set - HT1623
                                             Cote D'Azur Pretty Paper Bloc -PK9146 

Off for a birthday bbq this afternoon!  Happy Retirement indeed!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Beehive Happy Birthday

Morning - just popping in quickly to share the card I made for my daughter's boyfriend, Jack.  Amongst his many talents - including being a great artist, lino cutter, and having great taste in girls (!) , he's also a beekeeper - so this Woodware stamp and matching sentiment was perfect.  
I got my water colour pencils out for this one and enjoyed the change of medium - must do more!! And I love the little sentiment that comes with the stamp set.  I also used the Marianne Design Chicken Wire die from the Craftables range (CR1401) as it can just as easily be a  honeycomb, right! The little photocorner enamels are also Marianne Designs.  

Right must push on, housework and more gardening to do today before the wider family arrive Friday night!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Passion for Promarkers Fun in the Sun

Woohoo -it's summer, despite the rain here!!  It's my turn to set the theme for our new challenge starting at Passion for Promarkers this week and I rather optimistically chose Fun in the Sun!! Still we can dream!  I've used two images from Mo's Digital Pencil and then  merged them into this little scene - Daniella here with her melting ice cream and Beach Elements 1 here for the background.

I absolutely love the Cote D'Azur papers from Marianne designs and it was complete luck that the horizon from the beach stamp tied in with the horizon on the paper!  Of course I should say that I planned it that way but oh well!  I've also used lots of other Marianne Design goodies - full list below:

Cote D'Azur papers - PK9146
Sea Shells Die - CR1363
Flourish Label Die - LR0241
Latte Border Die - LR0407.
Enamel Dots and Heart 
The little scrap of orange paper behind the image is also Marianne but as it was a scrap I don't know where from!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Sasayaki Glitter who are offering the lucky winner a digi image of their choice. 

Sasayaki Glitter

 I can't wait to see what fun in the sun cards/makes you come up with!  If you want some more inspiration check out the awesome makes of my teamies here!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Driving Test Congratulations!

So proud this week of our daughter, Holly and her partner, Harry (yes, it gets very confusing with our son also being a Harry!) - they both passed their driving tests first time within a couple of days of each other!  So now they're driving round in their little green Citroen and loving life!  They are a bit wary with having Violet in the car but hopefully that will make them extra careful!
So, I coloured this Magnolia car green to match their car and used these Kaisercraft Limelight papers to go with the Lake District!  The signpost is cut from some Webster pages stock that I have and the sentiment is a freebie from July's Making Cards Magazine!  Perfect!
Oh, and the On the Go sentiment and die is from a Sizzix set I bought a while ago!
Way to go to the Oxley-Baker family - couldn't be prouder!

Hugs, Juliex

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Mother's Day Card using Twenties Bohemian Lady from Crafts and Me

I knew that as soon as I saw this image on one of my crafty friend's blog, that I would have to use if for a card for my MIL- so up her street.  It's by Emily Luella for Crafts and Me and comes here  as a super detailed grey scale image, so colouring is so easy!!  Thank you Teresa for sending me the image before it was on general release, I love it and really appreciated the gesture.

It really didn't need an awful lot of adornment, so I just used a quite simple design, and some chiffon roses and lace to frame it.  And my MIL loved it back in March for Mother's Day here in the UK.

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Surprise Birthday Blog Hop to Celebrate Mo's Birthday!

Yayyy, Mo's Dream Team are having a Surprise Blog Hop to celebrate our fabulous boss's birthday on Saturday and she doesn't have a clue!!  Haha!!  We're all using Mo's favourite image, Look Ma, to celebrate, and to show just how versatile Mo's images are - we have such a variety of styles on the team that I bet every card will be quite different!  

Hopefully you should have arrived here from the lovely Lou's blog where I'm sure she had something fabulous to share with you.  As always, I've used a ton of Marianne Designs goodies  and I've just highlighted the image below and the shape of the card made with Marianne's Bendy Card Die set - I love the depth this gives.

Full details of Marianne Design products below:

Bendy Card Design Die set with clouds and sun - CR1402
Fir Tree Border Die - LR0283
Oak Tree Border Die - LR0355
Grass Die - CR1335
Papers - Dark Vintage - PK9082
          - Cote D'Azur - PK9146
       - Apres Ski - PK9142

It's time to send you on to the blog of our wonderful Rosette  but the  full running order of the hop is below in case you get lost along the way.

DebbyLou, Julie, Rosette, Kaly, Elin, Olesya, Gaynor, Nela, Anneke, Daria, Gretha, Franz,Pat.

Since you can't have a hop without prizes and because its a Birthday hop we have 3 prizes of $5 so you can buy Mo's Favourite image too.
To be in with a chance to win all you have to do comment on the team's Blog Hop post as you
Hop Skip Jump along.

Happy Birthday dear Mo and Happy Hopping Everyone!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

PFP Bright Colours

Hi blogland - we're set for another scorcher today here in The Lakes and I hope to get a bit of gardening done - although I won't look quite as chic - my wellies are black and I always end up looking as if I've been dragged through a hedge backwards!!

Anyhoo, we have a new challenge starting today over at Passion for Promarkers with a fab theme of bright colours as chosen by our lovely Hazel.  I've used this gorgeous image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Best of The Bunch.  And, for a change I've also noted the colours I've used as it can be helpful!
For skin, I always use Cinnamon, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush and Ivory - I start all over with the Ivory and then start with the darkest areas  using Coral down to Ivory again.  Finally I add a little depth with the Cinnamon for the most shade and go down through the spectrum again.  

For her pink boots, hat and tulips, I used  Shale, Maroon, Cardinal Red, Magenta, Cerise and Pink Carnation.

For her dungarees, I used Petrol, Marine, Turquoise, Mint Green and Pastel Green.
For the leaves and grass I used Pine, Forest Green, Bright Green and Meadow Green,

No picture of the pens but for the stone bench I used the Cool Grey set of pens, and sorry didn't note the dog and hair pens I used -  doh!
Of course, there's always a Marianne Die in the mix and the large Frame is that Die - LR0234.
The pretty pink design paper is also Marianne - Fleurique PK9135
We have a  great  sponsor for this challenge - Bugaboo Stamps - and the lucky winner will receive a $12 dollar voucher to spend in their store.


Now, don't forget to check out the makes of all the DT here  and then grab your Promarkers and play along!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 17 July 2017

Making Cards Magazine August 17 - have you got yours yet!!

Woohoo - So happy to be featured in August 17 Making Cards Magazine, showing you how to make three retirement cards using the latest Marianne designs  - happy days!!

And there's some lovely free alphabet stamps, papers and toppers to boot - what else could you ask for!

Out now folks!
Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Mo's Tori and some freebie stamps and sneak peak news!

Did you get your free border stamps with Making Cards Magazine last month - and papers?  I'd already coloured this image - the gorgeous Tori from Mo's Digital Pencil- and decided these fab loopy papers together with the matching border stamps would be just perfect with her- she looks kind of loopy, in a fabulous way of course!  A little close up below to show you you the fab paper and stamps.  I believe you can also buy the stamps directly from Making Cards Magazine  if you didn't manage to get the magazine freebie.

And Making Cards Magazine have just put a sneak peek up on Facebook of a project that I've done for them using Marianne Design products -August edition of the magazine out Friday folks, I'm so excited and thrilled to be given the opportunity!

The green and pink papers are from the latest collection from Marianne Designs Boho Summer - PK9148.  I've also used this oval lattice die for the back of my image - Creatables Lattice die set: LR0376.

Well, I think I'll join Tori doing a happy dance  tonight!  That's it for now peeps!

Hugs, Juliexx