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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Just Ducky

Another fabulous day today, too hot to be outside really so I spent it in my craft room where it is lovely and cool.  This is Duck Duck from Mo's Digital Pencil - not only do I love the image with this little wide-eyed cutie but just love the little duck right at the edge with his tail poking out of the water! And it has been the perfect weather for messing about on the water.  Oh and the sentiment comes with the image along with another!
I was a very lucky mummy to receive a voucher for Crafts U Love for my recent birthday so I added to my Marianne collection with the Chains, Dots and Hearts strings - full list of Marianne Products below:

Basic Stitched Circle Die Set - CR1360
Chains, Dots and Hearts String Dies - CR1392
Stitched Flowers - CR1428
Ducks - LR0410

I coloured Duck Duck without knowing what papers I would use but these from  a My Mind's Eye set  called Sunny couldn't have been more perfect.
Looking forward to a few days in London from Friday - can't wait to see Emily and more family and friends- leaving Nick here to hold the fort!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Sketch Challenge at Passion for Promarkers

Morning folks, time for a new challenge at PFP and today we have a great little sketch for you- sometimes these make it so easy to design your card!  and, as we're being sponsored by Ppinky Dolls for this week's challenge, we were lucky enough to be given one of their images to work with.  I've chosen Abi's Love - and they really are a delight to work with as there is so much shading that half the work is done for you!
Challenge 400 - 20th June 2017

I've been dying to use  these papers from Marianne Designs too from the English Roses Pretty Paper Bloc and I love the picot edge on the frame for the image  - full details of all Marianne stuff below:

English Roses Pretty Paper Bloc - PK9143
Tiny's Rose Die Set - LR0451
Small Ovals Die Set - LR0235
Petra's Rectangle Die Set - LR0318
Enamel Dots

Now, the fabulous Ppinky Dolls are offering the lucky winner three digi images of their choice from their online store and there really are some gorgeous images to choose from! So get your Promarkers out (or other Winsor and Newton/Letraset colouring mediums) and come and join in the challenge.  My fab PFP teamies have also made some gorgeous cards to share with you so check them out here.

Well I'm on cleaning duties this morning so better go and get cracking!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Happy Father's Day - Pigeons

This is my Father's Day card for my lovely Daddy who is an avid birdwatcher although he has been rescuing Hedgehogs and Hoglets this weekend!  Pigeons from Mo's Digital Pencil was therefore perfect for him!
The branches and big bird are from Marianne - details below, and the sentiment and tag are from Stmapin Up.

Petra's Circle with Bird die set - LR0457
Branch and Flower Die set - LR0256 
We've had a lovely barbeque this afternoon with Nick's mum, Holly, Harry and Violet.  Only thing missing was our Em but she was with us in spirit and she called!
Going to be hot again tomorrow - Summer!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 9 June 2017

Mo's Let Love Grow

My card today is for a a lovely lady from my craft group- and it's her birthday today - Happy Birthday Susi!  Let Love Grow is just a perfect image for her as she is an organic flower grower and also makes handcrafted flowers for local coffee houses and cafes!  Clever lady and the image is the spit of her too- I'm not sure if she realised a few weeks ago that I was colouring this up in front of her taking note of her colouring!!  
The papers are a bargain set I  got by Pebbles and the scalloped lacy edged die is from the Marianne Creatables Die Set - LR0180. Think the sentiment is Hero Arts although I've had it so long I can't be sure! 
It also happens to be our Wedding Anniversary today - 33 years -eeekk!!
Hugs Juliexx

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Passion for Promarkers Birds, Bugs and Butterflies - New challenge!

Morning from a wet and miserable Cumbria!
Luckily my card is a bit more cheerful and it's for our new challenge starting today at PFP.  The theme is Birds, Bugs and Butterflies as chosen by our lovely Shelly.
My image is called Feed The Soul from Mo's Digital Pencil - what a beauty!
The sentiment is a new one from Woodware and it comes with the little bee and a beehive!  The tiny butterfly is a tiny stamp from my stash.  Can't believe all the flowers I used but it just looked better and better the more I added and the enamel dots are from Marianne Designs.

As always, my fab teamies have made some fabulous cards with this theme, so check them out here.

Our generous sponsor this week is Petal Lu and they are offering one lucky winner a 30% discount voucher to spend in their online store.  They have some very gorgeous flowers in their shop, if you haven’t already visited the store why not pop over and take a look, you will definitely want some once you have seen them. 
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We also have a second prize this week donated by us at PFP.  We are offering one lucky winner a 6 pack of Promarkers (vibrant tones). 
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Have a great day
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 1 June 2017

She's Still got It

I love this image from Mo- She's Still Got It is her name, and she comes with the sentiment above and a couple of others - bargain!!

I coloured her with my trusty PMs and layered her up on these gorgeous NitWit papers from Lili of The Valley.  I cut the Memory Box music score die to make it look as though she it was going behind her.  And finally there's a fabulous Marianne Die for the doily edges - LR0455- Creatables Classic Border die.
That's it for today - Happy 1st of June!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Fairy Nest

I love this little trio of fairy chicks in their nest- I'm really enjoying the birds in our garden too.  I got a new bird feeder for Mother's Day and we've had this chappie visiting - a Great Spotted Woodpecker

Anyway, this little trio is called Fairy Nest and you can find them here in Mo's Digital Pencil.  
I coloured them with  my Promarkers and then layered them up with some yummy Marianne Dies as follows:

Spider Web die - Leaf Doily Creatable set - LR0430
Laurel Leaves - CR1371
Lacy Border Die - Hearts and Cotton Lace set - LR0413
Lacy Circle die from Petra's Circle Die with Bird set - LR0457

Looks like it's going to be another hot day here in the UK - I'm on babysitting duties again today, just love my little Violet!
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

PFP New Challenge - Make it Manly

Hey folks - today's card is for our new challenge at PFP with a great theme of Make It Manly as chosen by our fabbie Nic!  Now I interpreted this as a card for a Man or Boy as this card is clearly not very manly!!
I've used Kitchen Knight from Mo's Digital Pencil - I do love his colander helmet!
The dress up papers are from Bella and Boo, so sweet and old-fashioned.  The dinosaur skeleton die was the nearest thing I had to a dragon - I think it goes with the theme!  The star border is from Whiff of Joy and the sentiment is from Heidi Swapp.
Today we're being sponsored by Di's Digital Stamps with a $12 voucher up for grabs for the lucky winner!
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Thanks for stopping by, I do hope you can find some time to join in with our challenge - always good to have a male card to hand, right!  Oh, and don't forget to check our the fab makes of my PFP teamies here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Under The Sea for Marianne Inspiration Blog

I made this Under the Sea card for my  recent post here on the Marianne Inspiration Blog as part of my Marianne World Design Team duties - totally a pleasure though and not a duty!! 
 They've got some fabulous new Sea themed stamps and dies and papers as part of their latest release, and I combined them with a few of my older dies to create my mermaid scene! There's a full list of goodies used after the next picture and it's a long list!!

Marianne Products Used

Basic Card Shape - Bendy Card Die Set - CR1402
Mermaid Stamp Set:  HT1619
Wave Embossing Folder: DF3436
Fish Dies: COL1431
Oyster Shell: CR1407
Port Hole and Ship's Wheel Die set: LR0417
Lighthouse:  LR0231
Barrel: LR0434
Anchor and Starfish Dies: LR0232
Rope Die: LR0418
Boat from Tiny's Ocean Die Set: CR1279
Leaves: LR0438/LR0229
Leaves from Design Folder set with Die: DF3414
Pink Papers from Watercolour set
Eline's Ocean Papers: PB7052  

That's all for today folks - have a great weekend!
Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 15 May 2017


This is the card I made for my daughter's 29th birthday yesterday, using Yoga from Mo's Digital Pencil and a bevy of beautiful Marianne Dies including their new Bendy Card Die set which I just love and I can see will get a great deal of use - I love the dimension it gives  (Catalogue details are below).
My papers are from the Eva paper pad from  Basic Grey - I'd forgotten how much I love their papers.  The Sunray die  is a Sue Wilson die from Creative Expressions.

Marianne Products Used

Bendy Card Die Set - CR1402
Garland Alphabet  Die - LR0340
Tiny's Bridge Die - LR0426
Weeping Willow Tree Die - LR0429
Large Tree Die - COL1424
Small Tree Die from Village Die Set - COL1383

It's turned really cold and wet up here in Cumbria - still we made the most of some beautiful  sunny days.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Bingo Anniversary Challenge at PFP

Can you believe it, Passion for Promarkers is 8 years old!  It was my very first DT position too and I have an extra special soft spot for it and all it's design members, past and present, and Denise and Gina who do an amazing job of keeping it running.  So to celebrate we have our Anniversary Challenge with a Bingo board for you to choose how to make your card.  You can create anything you like as long as you follow a line on the bingo board either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.  Please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton/Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme. 
Here is the BINGO board to use for your inspiration:


I chose Polka Dots, Kraft and Punches or Dies for my card and also this gorgeous image, Eva from Mo's Digital Pencil.

The Papers are Vintage Market from Bazzil Basics and everything else from stash.  Oh and the frame is a Marianne Die (of course!) - Petra's Circle with Die set - LR0457.

As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual:
Bugaboo stamps are offering one lucky winner a prize of $21.00 voucher
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DigiStamp Boutique is offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher
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Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher
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Uniko Stamps are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set (in stock) of their choice

Alicia Bel is offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher
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Petal Lu is offering one lucky winner a 30% discount voucher

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Wow, who wouldn't want to win one of those prizes.  This week both the design teams have joined together so we have an amazing set of inspirational cards to share with you - check them out here!
Happy Tuesday everyone.
Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 4 May 2017

DP2 New challenge Mo fans!

Hi there Mo fans, it's time for our new monthly challenge over at DP2, where, as always, out theme is Anything Goes as long as you use a Mo Manning image - and there are so many to choose from!!
I've used one of Mo's newer images, Sugar and Spice which you can find here at Mo's Digital Pencil. Isn't she the sweetest!  I've coloured her up with my Promarkers to match these fab Denim look papers from Craftwork Cards with my go to Marianne goodies as below the next image.

Marianne Goodies

Cotton Lace border die - LR0413
Rolled Rose  Flowers - LR0162
Tassels - LR0391
Denim Roses
Pearl butterflies

Please come over and join in the challenge here.  You could be the lucky winner of a $5 dollar voucher to spend in Mo's store!!
Happy colouring!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Passion for Promarkers Make it Bloom Challenge

Oops - just sneaking in today's card by the skin of my teeth for our new challenge at PFP which started today, and the theme is Make It Bloom chosen by our lovely Marie. And as we're being sponsored by The Paper Shelter, I got to play with this gorgeous image from them called "Sweet Gardener".
There's lots of Marianne goodness here too - full list below.

Marianne Goodies
Frame/Flower Die Combo - Anja's Label Die - LR0425
Tiny's Cottages - LR0453
Fence die - from Village Decoration set 2 - COL1383
Tiny's Grass Die - LR0360
Papers - Country Flowers papers - PK9144

As mentioned, our fab sponsors this week are The Paper Shelter and they're offering the lucky winner a $10 voucher to spend in their  store.

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Check out all the gorgeous makes of my teamies here and then come and join in our challenge!

Hugs, Juliexx