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Monday, 9 May 2016

Jenna's Joggers .. Raising money for CLIC sargent

Hello All,

Sorry I have not been around in an age .... unfortunately I had a really bad case of bronchitis and I was ill for about 3 months, ... since then I have done a little crafting, but don't seem to get organised to photograph and share, but I will .. promise :-)

Today however I wanted to mention to you that I have signed up to do a 5K run in Inverness in order to raise money for CLIC Sargent a charity that provides support to children with cancer.

About 5 years ago one of my closest friend found out her 2 year old daughter had leukaemia. Jenna has successfully undergone treatment, and is now getting to enjoy being a little girl, which is a really beautiful thing to see. Both young Jenna and her family were an inspiration dealing with such difficult circumstances with great courage and a smile on their faces, they truly have been an inspiration to me.

The charity CLIC is something very close to their hearts, as they provided support in some of the families darkest moments. Jenna's mum has created a team of joggers to help raise money for this amazing charity and I am honored to be part of that team.

I appreciate there are many worthwhile causes and so many charities that we would love to support and we cant support them all, So please do not feel pressured to, however if you would like to sponsor me and raise money for this amazing charity, please click on the link below.

http://www.justgiving.com/Julia-McNeill

Any donations would be much appreciated. I will keep you up to date with my progress, and will back with some cards to share with you soon.

Crafty Hugs
Juls

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Memory Lane

Hi all,

I have been working on organising and de stashing my craft space. It has taken me weeks, at one point I did come down from the loft & said " I have just spent 4 hours of my life organising ribbon" .. LOL. I am all done now & I am looking forward to getting into the loft & having a play. I have discovered so much stuff I had forgotten I had, I have so many creative ideas floating round my head I am itching to get started.

In the meantime until I have something new to share I thought I would take a little trip down memory lane. I saw a lovely post from Nicky at Coops Corner, where she chose 2 of the most popular posts from each year she had been blogging & I thought I would do the same.

It's been a really lovely exercise, to see how far I have progressed in my creative journey. I started blogging in 2009 ... So here goes:

                                                        2009:




                                                       2010:





2011:





2012:





                                                                               2013:




2014:






2015




Thank you for stopping by, I hope to be back soon with some new makes :-)
Crafty Hugs
Juls

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

In Wonderland

Hello All.

Sharing this card, again its using an image that I coloured up a while ago.

For This I have used a little Darlings/Saturated Canary Stamp. She has been coloured up with copics. The background papers are from papermania .. and I have used some cottage craft and Sue Wilson Dies to embellish the card ... I hope you like :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes, with a Die
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thurs - Anything Goes
As You Like it - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Thank you for popping by
Crafty Hugs Juls

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Butterfly Girl

Hello All,

Sharing this card I have made using an image from the Fabulous Ching-chou Kuik ... I have coloured her up with copics. I wanted the image to stand out so I have kept the papers really neutral .. and just added a few little embellies from my stash.

For those of you who like to know exactly what I have used, I'm afraid I have not made a note of papers ect ... hopefully very soon we will all be feeling the benefit of my new crafty organiser.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with a Die
Digi Tuesday - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Wed Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks For looking
Crafty Hugs Juls

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Vintage Lady

Hello All,

Yes I know its been a while, but its about time I add some organisation in my crafting life too. I have spent today going through all the challenge blogs and noting down details of frequency, rules e.c.t .. My plan is to create a spreadsheet that will go in my crafting organiser ( I know check me out ) The plan is by being more organised I will have time set aside for not just crafting, but sharing it too :-). If all goes to plan I should be a more frequent visitor of blogland!!

I seem to spend more time colouring nowadays that I do cardmaking, I have also just started a class to learn to draw and paint portraits so I am excited to see how that goes.

This image is one I coloured this time last year ( yes time flies!! ) The image is from " A Day for Daisies " I finally got her turned into a card. Now I really am useless at taking note of all the products I have used ( hence my new organiser :-) ) I have used papers from pima and teamed it with some hearfelt creation dies, and given it a good sprinkling of frontage.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart  - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
Wed Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
613 Av Create - Anything Goes
Lill Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Many thanks for taking the time to stop by
Crafty Hugs
Juls


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Fairy Dust in the Sugar Bowl

Hi All,

Its time for another new Sugar Bowl challenge, I have gone for something a little different. This is a jar of fairy dust, its so simple to do and looks so pretty. Its just a jar of water and you add in a little glitter and cut open some glow sticks and put the contents into the jar ( in the UK you can buy the glow sticks at the pound shop. )

I decorated the top of the jar with some flowers and gems, and a little shrink using the scrapberry image  " little sister " that you can find here

Hope you will join us in the sugar bowl this month, I always enjoy seeing your fabulous creations.

Crafty Hugs
Juls

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Sugar Bowl - November Challenge

Hi All,

Its time for a new challenge over at the Sugar Bowl Would love to see you there :-). For my card I have used a scrapberry image which you can find here I have coloured her up with Copic's & have teamed her up with some papers for my minds eye.

Also we have a DT call going at the moment. So if you would like to be part of our team for 4 months make sure to enter ... always love to get to know new crafty friends better :-)

Crafty Hugs
Juls