Sunday, 1 May 2011

What to say ? ......

Hello All,

Once again I find myself apologising for the fact I have not been in MIA in blogland. I have wrestled with myself as to whether I wanted to explain the reason why or not. I have come to the conclusion that I have received so much support here that I should just go for it.

I was expecting my first child, so at first I was finding it difficult to keep up with blogging and crafting as I was so tired that I was finding that I was preferring sleep than to craft. Sadly I have had a miscarriage, and so I have needed time to get my head round things. I spent a week away just to try and get a proper rest.

I am beginning to feel more myself, and I am sure I will get myself crafting again ...... and of course I am wanting to catch up with you all ..... and I will be popping round all your blogs again soon.

The card I have shown today is one I made a while ago with the most gorgeous LOTV image. and I coloured with copics....I liked the way the little scene turned out so I kept the embellishments to a minimum.

I promise I will catch up soon
Hugs Juls


  1. Oh! hun I'm so sorry to hear your very sad news. Make sure you get plenty of rest and cuddles. Sending you a huge hug and lots of love.

    Your card is so amazing, very beautiful colours and embellies. Fab scene you've created too.

    Take Care Juls.

    Donna xxx

  2. OMG Juls what can I say, you have been one of the most supportive people I have met in blogland and I can't believe this has happened to you. I am crying my eyes out for you. I know that won't help you but believe me you will get through this with the support of your nearest and dearest. Time is a great healer and take all the time you need hun.
    Just know I am thinking of you as are all the others of your followers who have read this post.

    Your card is beautiful like you. Take care.
    (I hope this wasn't too much of a bungling comment for you.)

    Big hugs from Ali x

  3. My heart goes out to you hun...I miscarried my second child and I was totally heart broken but then my gorgeous Bexx turned up...all I can say life throws some horrible dice sometimes.. but then good ones turns up...and I know it will happen to you too...

    take care Juls...and have plenty of rest..

    big hugs Vicky xx

  4. Juls im so sorry to hear this. I do hope you are resting well and giving yourself plenty of time to heal. My thoghts are with you.

    Your card is so pretty, i love the beautiful swirl with the delicate flowers and the lovely scene you created
    love tasha xx

  5. Such a beautiful card, Juls! Love the sweet image and scene..

    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.. sending big hugs your way.

  6. Cyber hugs on their way from me too Juls, I'm so so sorry to hear your sad news. Its a terrible thing to happen and my heart goes out to you. Take care of yourself
    love and hugs
    Claire xx
    (oops nearly forget to say, your card is gorgeous, wonderful colouring)

  7. Oh so sad news my friend, i'm so sorry. I'm thinking of you very much.
    This is a superb card, so sweet colouring, so sweet image !
    Take care my friend !

  8. Juls I am so sad to learn of your news. It is such a personal and difficult time for couples. I hope and pray you can find comfort and support in each other and from all your friends and family. I'm thinking of you both. bx

    Of course your card is gorgeous - the image is adorable. bx

  9. So sorry to hear your news, Juls. Get plenty of rest and let time do its thing. I've been there so I know how much it hurts, but I have my gorgeous boy now and the same will happen for you. Sending big hugs, Tracey x

  10. Oh Juls. How very sad for you and your partner. I send my good wishes and to let you know I am thinking about you. Do take care of yourself.
    Lesley x

  11. juls,hunny,please e mail me, I have a new pc my old hard drive broke lost everything,e mails included.
    I thought you where just having me time.
    Love your gorgeous card ofcourse.janex

  12. Oh Juls, I am so sorry to hear your news. I know how devastating losing your first child can be, it happened to me too, but now I have 2 fabulous grown up kids and grandchildren. I know it hurts but try and take heart and stay positive. Hopefully crafting will give you some time to heal and my prayers are with you for a happy outcome soon. Love your cute card and you have just inspired me for a DT piece I need to get ready - now looking for my LOTV stamps I haven't yet inked up.
    Lots of cyber love and cuddles to you both.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  13. Juls, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I know is a such a heartbreak to go through. Do take care of yourself first and foremost. Blogs will be around when you feel up to it.

    Your card is beautiful as always, such a pretty little scene.

    Hugs and positive thoughts coming your way~Kathy

  14. You know my thought's Jul's, sending you massive hugs for being so brave and posting such a personal loss....I owe you a mail, I haven't forgot.. Gonna wait till all the guy's here go back to work and then I will have the peace and quiet to speak to you properly...

    Your card is lovely, I am so into those card blanks at the mo...I love what you have done here, the colours work so beautifully...


    You look after yourself's

  15. Hello Juls,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your partner.
    Sending you big hugs, Clare xx
    p.s. your card is fabulous, as always!

  16. Oh Juls, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. This also happened to my son and DIL last year and we were all devastated, I know how you feel. Take care of yourself, sending you a big cyber hug.

    Your card is beautiful, I love it!

  17. Ah Juls thats so sad, you poor thing. Mother nature has a way of sorting things out even if we don't always understand why:( Take care and get plenty of rest. I love your card, so pretty and beautifully coloured.. Big hugs

  18. Juls so sorry to hear such sad news, look after yourself and I will be thinking of you. Pretty card such a sweet

  19. its okay cheer up!! smile and be happy it will happn when it happens.. i have been thru it all and i think i can understan how it feels.. pls put all tats hapnd behind u and think of all nice things ..
    wid a hug

  20. Hi Juls, so sorry to hear about your loss. I know one friend who was told that particular baby wasn't meant to be and she had a son the same age as mine soon after. Belive me it's better to happen now and not after a full pregnancy - as I know. As Pinky said Mother Nature usually knows best. I hope you can get plenty of rest now and time to grieve for you and your husband.

    I'm glad you're beginning to feel a little better now and you're feeling able to craft again. This is a beautiful card, I love that image and the little flowers are a lovely little touch.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  21. Pretty Card!

    Sad to read your news Juls! Take Care

  22. Aw, i am so sorry for what has happened to you.
    I can't begin to know how you must feel.But God bless you and i hope you will soon be feeling better.big soft hugs,Rosie.xx

  23. (hugs) Juls I am so sorry to hear your sad news! That's awful! Sending lots of cyber hugs your way!!
    Be kind to yourself xxx
    Your card here is beautiful!!

  24. oh so sorry to hear your news. Big hugs to you friend from across the pond.
    what a beautiful card. love the image and all the pretty colors.

  25. oh juls i am so sorry hun.please take all the time you need and don`t feel you need to apologise for being missing.
    take things easy and slowly.
    sending you lots of hugs hun.((((hugs)))))
    stunning card too, adorable image and your colours and details are so beautiful.

    xx coops xx

  26. Juls, that's awful news. Can't say I've ever been in you postion but I can imagine it must have been devastating for you.
    I adore your cute card, those LOTV images are so sweet!

    Take care.
    Viv xx

  27. Hi Juls,

    I'm so sorry for what has happened to you.
    There are no words to make you feel better ... but I know time will makethe pain softer.
    Sending you lots of love and big big hugs !!!

    Peggy xxx

  28. I am so sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts are with you.
    This is such an adorable card that you have created.
    Hugs Linbyx

  29. Hi Juls
    I have tears in my eyes as i type this. I feel so sad for you. I can't imagine what you are going through.Just follow the Doctors advice and rest.
    My sister had several miscarriages but now has 2 girls, 15 and 22.My mum lost a boy between my sister and me. I have never experienced a loss like that but when I was expecting my son, Daniel we were told to expect him to be born with deformities. He is now 20 and at Uni studying Film Production and Media and is a very bright boy. He has no deformities at all, apart from beeing very sickly as a young child.
    The fact that you have been through this and still commented on mine, and others blogs, really means more to us than a normal comment would. Oh dear I am getting mushy now so will end. Take care
    Many warm hugs Sarah XXX
    p.s. forgot to say your card is gorgeous!!!!!

  30. Take all the time in the world, we'll be here for you when your ready. So so sorry to hear your sad news, Take care of yourself x.

  31. Aww, so sorry to hear of your news Juls, been there myself twice to totally understand what you are going threw and believe me in time it will get better. You have still made a beautiful card and the colours are so pretty. Take care!

  32. Hi Juls

    Oh what sad news!! I feel so sorry for you.

    I hope that you are taking things easy and getting some rest.

    There is no pressure to blog hop or post here everyone will be waiting for you when you are ready.

    The card you have posted here is gorgeous.

    Sending love and cyberhugs
    Jules xx

  33. Oh my darling Juls. I am so very sorry to hear your sad news. My heart goes out to you & your family. We have to tell ourselves to believe Mother Nature knows what she is doing even when it doesn't make sense.
    You have many, many creative talents I hope they will help you through this sad time.
    Sadly, I know the pain you are suffering & send you the biggest, gentlest cyber (((hug)) you can imagine.
    Always here for you Juls. Drop me a line any time my lovely. Take extra care. Thank you for taking the step to share your news with us & remember we are all holding your hand. Love Gez.xx

  34. Ohhhh I'm so very sorry for your loss. Such an unfair thing to happen.
    I'll be thinking of you, and I believe life has a way of balancing things out.

  35. Juls, I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers...sending many hugs your way.
    Your card is beautiful, love your coloring of those LOTV cuties!

  36. Hi Juls, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, my heart goes out to you and hubby...sending you both a ton of hugz :) you'll know when you feel like crafting again hun...don't put pressure on yourself if your not ready yet! Your card is totally adorable and the whitework shows the colours beautifully! :) Donna x

  37. Hi Juls oh such a sad read, I really feel for you and your fellar, its hard I know, just take your time and dont rush anything . will be thinking of you chris xx
    your card is stunning love it hugs chris xx

  38. oh Juls thats so sad hunny xxxx I guess theres not much to comfort you ... but my mum always says theres a reason why things happen , and you never what happiness there is just around the corner ..
    Glad to hear you are feeling more like yourself xx

    your is totally gorgeous and l love the colours and the background . Just beautiful hun .
    maddy xxxxxxxxx

  39. Juls loving your card the LOTV image is so cute and coloured beautifully.
    Sorry to hear of your news, big hugs, take care. I agree with what Maddy says about things happening for a reason and better around the corner , mind you it will not feel like that to you just now, but as it is said time can be a great healer. xxx
    Would be lovely if you came over Saturday but I will be in the classroom most of the day....if you see me wandering do come over and say "hi".

    Thinking of you,
    Erika. xxx

  40. Oh Juls... I've only just read this, I'm so very sorry to hear your news. I've been through miscarriage and also lost a son at full term... and I know that nothing will make you feel any better at the moment. Thinking of you and wishing you all good things xxx

    PS. Your card is beautiful as always. Lisa x

  41. Hi Juls so sorry to hear about your tragic news hunny. Hugest hugs to you xxx I too suffered one between my first two children and I can say time is a healer. I conceived my second child 3 months after losing my baby. I hope this gives you some hope hunny.
    Thinking of you so much xxxx HUGE Hugs again Pascale

  42. Oh Juls, I JUST read this and I am so sorry! I only have the experience of my friends with this but it is an emotional roller coaster. Just surround yourself with friends and family and allow yourself to feel. I think it's great that you shared because you have so many blog friends that are here for you. Please take care of yourself! HUGE HUGS! Sue

  43. Oh Juls, I feel for you, sending you lots of ((hugs))! As for your card, it's lovely! Pretty coloring/colors and I just love the swirl/flowers. Take care and you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Tammi x

  44. Hi Juls
    Oh!! so sorry to hear your sad take care ...thinkig of you ...hugs

    Beatiful card

  45. sweetheart, i am SO, so sorry for your loss. i hope you're recovering well, but i'm sure there will always be a hole in your heart. my thoughts and love are with you.

    i hope that you'll be able to keep your thoughts occupied with your lovely crafting - it's always a pleasure to stop by and see what you've been up to, and your comments are always welcome.

    *big squeeze*

  46. So so pretty Juls!

    I love the image and the soft colours and the way you've added the flowers and pearls.


    Sharon x

  47. My heart goes out to you - Ive had 8 early m/c's myself - if you ever want to chat please dont hesitate to email (((hugs)))

  48. Hiya sweetie

    Sorry i havent been around for a while & left comments etc but had net problems & when i do get on, its soooo slow so i must of missed your posts...but not no more as i now have worked out what dashboard is all about....doh, what am i like!!

    Anyhoo thats nothing compared to what you have been am sooooo sorry to hear of your loss sweetie and you take all the time in the world to heal sweetie!!
    Sending you lots of gentle ((((((hugs)))))

    Stunning card sweetie..just love everything about it!
    hugs and xxx

  49. Hi Juls,
    So sorry to hear of your terrible loss. My thoughts are with you.
    I looove this card the colours, image and sweet little blooms. Just beautiful!
    Tracy xx