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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Mixed Media Houses

Hi All,

This is a card I made to help me wage war on all my scraps. All the houses are made from scrap papers that I cut in random shapes to sort of resemble quirky houses, lots of layers of Gesso's and inks have been added, lots of stamping and a bit of heat embossing.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Wed Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's paper Crafter - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
613 Av Create - Anything Goes


Crafty Hugs
Julia

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 12

Hello All,

Its Digi Chooseday again, and as always the challenge is Anything Goes ...

I'm very excited to share my make with you this week .... I have been pinning lots of gorgeous Altered Art on pinterest, including lots of altered paintbrushes, so when the team were asked to make anything but a card I was given the push I needed to stop pinning & start creating.

One of my most favourite things Nikky has come up with, is stamp soup. I LOVE it !!!! this time though there has been no stamping but I have used loads of elements from the Little Kingdom selection which you can find here


So I bought a cheap paintbrush & covered with lots of Gesso. On the handle of the brush, I glued on some papers from the little kingdom ... & then knocked it back again with a bit of gesso ... I then added a bit of dimension, using some textured paste and some of the lindy stamp gang mica powders.

I then painted the bristles with some Dylusion pink paint, and I added a little extra detail using some blue distress crayons. Once I got the base prepared with lots of layers. I started to decorate. I added the lace and pom poms. I cut out loads of flowers, leaves, little houses, trees & butterflies. & arranged to my hearts content.

The gorgeous flowers Nikky created, had lovely swirls with little hearts dangling from them, however my fussy cutting is just not that good!! so I added them back in by twisting a little floral wire & glued the little hearts onto the wire & glued to back of flower, so it still maintained the lovely look that Nikky had created. & then I added some final details with some little dew drops.

I hope you like the results.

Please do join us over at Digi Chooseday, so we can be inspired by your gorgeous make. Also please do pop over to the blog and grab the fabulous discount code so you can maybe treat yourself to some goodies & also be inspired by the fabulous makes from the whole team.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Momments - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/ Touch of pink
Alphabet - Anything goes with wings ( butterflies )
Allsorts - Anything but a card
Lil Patch of crafty Friends - Anything Goes
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Graphic 45 Anniversary

Hi All,

Back with another card .... No stamping or colouring, shock horror!!!!!

I was commissioned to make an anniversary card. I have used Graphic 45 Ladies Diary papers, cut lots of elements out ... honestly I do own a Brother Scan and Cut ... Yet I have not taken the time to play properly, so I ended up cutting all the elements by hand, I really could make my life so much easier for myself!!! ... I have added a few little extra swirls using Leonie Pujol's entwined heart, die collection. & played with lots of techniques .. bit of frontage on there & got my glossy accents out for the first time in forever .. lol.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Deep Ocean - Dots and Stripes - ( the backing paper has stripes with dots in the centre of the stripe )
Simon Says - A bit of Green

Thanks for looking
crafty Hugs Julia

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Just a Note

Hi All,

Back with another card, Coloured this image up a while ago, and added a little extra detail to the edge of the card, using distress inks. I have teamed with some papers from DCWV and dies from Heartfelt creations.

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie - Dies and Digi's
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Ladies and Girls
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Digi Chooseday - week 11

Hello All,

Time for another challenge over at Digi Chooseday, although week 10 is still open for another week, so plenty of time to have a play and join us.

 This week I have used another Serenity image this week .. this time I have used Serenity Blossom, which you can find here or you can buy the whole collection here its been reduced to £7.99 .. so perfect time to buy :-)

Once again I have been playing with my copic markers, I have also added some detail to her dress with Spica pens ... and added a little fairy dust swirl with a white posca pen and spica pens. I added a couple of extra details to the background using stamps from the Lavender Tea stamp soup set which you can find here  We were asked to use lots of green so I have pulled out some gorgeous papers from the Eden collection, which you can find here I have kept the design quite simple, but created a few flowers using the papers and the gorgeous Daisydays stamps which can be found here

Please if you can pop over to the Digi Chooseday blog today. As always Nikky is offering a fabulous discount to use in store today & the code can be found on the blog. Also the team have made some most gorgeous things, its worth taking a peek for some inspiration. Hope you will join us so we can be inspired by you too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creatalicious - Anything goes ( lots of Green )
Simon Says - Special Lady/girl
Pennys Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
Creative Moments -Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Green
Cute Card Thursday - Ladies Only
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes ( Lots of Green )
Allsorts - Ladies and Girls
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch Crafty Friends -Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes

Once again, Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Monday, 6 March 2017

Digi Chooseday Week 10

Hello All,

I am here with my Digi Chooseday make. I was in my element this week as I got to colour. I chose a beautiful image from the Serenity collection. This little beauty is called Serenity Star Dust and you can find her here I have coloured her up using my copics and have added a few touches of sparkle with the gorgeous Spectrum Noir sparkle pens. I then teamed her up with some gorgeous papers from the Octavia Frosted Winter collection, which you can find here


I added a little distress ink to the edges, and coloured the stars with distress ink too and of course added a little sparkle. A few ribbons, die cuts and embellies to finish it off.

I hope you all like and it has given you a little inspiration. I also really hope that you will come and join us, so I can be inspired by you all too.

Please don't forget that the fabulous Nikky always offers a fabulous discount on a Tuesday, so please pop across to the challenge blog to get the discount code and maybe treat yourself & also to check out the fabulous makes of my teamies :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Colour Crazy - Anything Goes


Many Thanks for looking Crafty Hugs
Julia

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Mixed Media with K&C and Saturated Canary


Hi All,

I love pretty steam punk images, and more and more I am getting into mixed media. Coloured this along with the Kit and Clowder Mixed Media class, which you can find here

I coloured up this Saturated Canary image ages ago, but never got round to finishing off the complete project, then I was randomly making a background with Dylusion black paint I then took a Tim Holtz stamp and stamped with white embossing powder .... I had other plan for it, but then thought .. oh that would work with the image I already have ... added a load of embellies, following the K&C class. I then added a few little scraps of paper from Hot off the press, and then I die cut a few cogs and added some guilding wax to make them look more real.

I would like to add to the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes / Optional twist dollies ( Dollie in her hair )
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

I have now set up an Instagram account so if you would like to follow me there you can find me at @juliamcneillcrafts

Thanks for looking,
crafty hugs
Julia

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Brewed to Perfection

 
Hi All .. how are you today? As a lady who is a complete Tea Jenny ... I am drawn to any stamps or sentiments that involve tea ... normally because I can completely relate. I love this Saturated Canary Image .. I have coloured her up with my copics ... & teamed her up with some papers from my stash ... I am so sorry I have completely forgotten which paper pad they have been taken from ... will need to take better note, now I am trying to get back into blogging.

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Wednesday Creative Inspiration - Petals & Pearls
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Ps .. You can now follow me on Instagram @juliamcneillcrafts

Crafty Hugs
Julia