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Monday, 20 August 2018

Im on Youtube with a Polkadoodles Japanese Garden.

Hi Everyone,

So I have been brave and taken the plunge to start up a YouTube Channel .. You can find me at Julia McNeill Crafts & my very first video is Here I have done it as a real time tutorial, so if you fancy grabbing a cuppa and join me while I create, I would really love it if you could pop over and join me I would love to see you.

I have created this little Japanese Garden using the gorgeous Great Out Doors Stencil from Polkadoodles and the gorgeous Delicate Doodles stamp set. I have created a background using mt Ecoline Pens and some distress oxides. and the flower embellishments are all stamped and watercoloured.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creatalicious Challenges: Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
Colour Crazy: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes

Thanks for Looking Crafty Hugs
Julia

Friday, 17 August 2018

Polkadoodles Challenge - Week 33

Hi Everyone,

Time for another challenge over at Polkadoodles. The challenge as always is Anything Goes, I really hope you will come and join us as I love being inspired by your work.

This week the DT were asked to make a circle card, so I took the opportunity to make a little shaker card, I have wanted to do that with this kit as soon as I got it but for some reason never got round to it. I used some of the toppers from the Posydoodles  collection. I used 2 of the same topper used one as the backing of the card and created a frame out. I fussy cut out the girl and added her over the top of the card .. I also fussy cut out some of the flowers to create embelishments, and finally I added some Nuvo drops over the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Through the craftroom door - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Thanks For Looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Polkadoodles Gift Envelope



Hi There,

Just sharing a little gift envelope I made, this is quite a simple design, but I still love it. I stamped some little hearts and stars from the Winter Wishes stamp set with white embossing powder. I then rubbed over the stamping with spiced marmalade and picked raspberry distress inks .. I then used a little water to lift the ink out of the centre of the heats. I then added a few pink stars too. I stamped a pressie also with white embossing powder and coloured in co - ordinating colours.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says - Distress it ( using Tim Holtz products )
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Clean and Simple
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Thanks for Looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Friday, 10 August 2018

Little Robin

Hi Everyone,

I loved making this Mixed Media piece. I picked up a little plaque thing from B&M bargains it was £1.60 .. and the little rectangle at the bottom swivels round to reveal a different message. I bought all of them when I saw them so I have another 3 in the loft ready to alter lol.

I started off by priming it by using Spray Gesso from Pinto ( love that stuff makes priming a piece soooo easy!! ) I then used the Poinsettia stencil and used some 3D embossing past through it .. when it had dried I coloured it us using some Dylusions Ink sprays. .. when that had dried I used the Winter/landscape Trees This time I put a Gel Medium through it, so it dried clear, & kept the colours of the background in it, I sprinkled a little glitter into it as it dried. Then to emphasise the design I went round the edges of the design using a inktense pencil. 

Then to decorate I used The Robin on a Branch Die & Stamp Set I die cut the branch & stamped out the little robin and coloured with my Ecoline Brush Pens. I then highlighted various areas using Nuvo Transparent liquid Pearls & finally added a sentiment from There is Snow Place Like Home

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Creative moments - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
As you Like it - Fur or Feathers ( Feathers I had pet birds growing up & always have a soft spot for them )
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes

Thanks for Looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Sunday, 5 August 2018

We Love to Create Challenge 11


Hi Everyone,

Its Time for another challenge over at We Love to Create. I am loving Mixed Media more and more, especially playing in my journal & if truth be told, I am slightly in love with this page, lol.

I used acrylic paint and dragged it across the page with a pallet knife. I then added some extra detail to the background using the Great Outdoors and Accents stencils. I then added some collage elements using the gorgeous Posy Doodle Paper Pack 2 I used the borders of some of the toppers to create the birdies legs .. I also wanted to them to have boots so cut out some quirky boot shapes with some of the scrap paper of the fussy cut elements.

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Create Your Own Background
Crafty Gals Corner - Tropical Colours
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Polkadoodledles ODS - Journal Page


Hi There,

Just popping by to share a journal page I have made using products from todays show. This is a page from my Junk and Disorderly journal. I started off applying some gesso to the back of the page .. I then added a little paint and lifted it off using a stencil and did a little stamping in the background using a grey Memento Ink Pad. I then die cut some circles in the larger ones I did some stenciling using my distress oxides. Finally I added a few die cuts to finish it off.

You can find these products here & here 

I would like to enter this page into the following challenges:

Penny's Papercraft - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Create Your Own Background
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Polkadoodles ODS - Snow Gnomes at home

Hi Everyone,

Sharing another make from todays show on Hochanda with Polkadoodles. For this one I have used  the gorgeous houses and teamed it with the little Snow Gnomes aren't they Cute!! I have coloured with my Ecoline Pens and then splattered with some white paint and finally used Nuvo drops to their noses so that they are shiny.

You can find these gorgeous new products here and here

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge - Fairies and Fantasy
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes

Thanks For Looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia