Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My Favourite makes from 2014

Hi All,

So excited that I actually have enough posts on my blog this year, that I can look through and choose my Favorite makes of the year to join in with Debbie's fav 5 .... I have sneeked an extra 2 in this year !!

Love this one!! .. Image Tiddly Inks, I coloured it during a colouring session and then was so delighted when I found papers that matched perfectly :-)

This is so fabulously girly .... love that dress - image scraperry/Sugar Nellie

I like this one, as I had just learned how to colour dip died hair, and love the whole monochrome look with the tiny splash of colour - Image krista Smith/Sugar Nellie

Not my usual girly image .... but do love it none the less, love the combo of the papers, its so bright and cheerful, think it was well liked by my blogging friends too as it received a lot of comments, on this one. Image - hobbyhouse
Fairly Simple card, but I love how this turned out - Image Saturated Canary

Couldnt resist sneeking a couple of extra's in ..... I so love this image, being a tea Jenny it totally appeals ... again kept the image as the main focus and the details minimal. Image - Saturated Canary

This one is a very different look for me, but something about it just really appeals. I was bought a full set of inktence pencils for my anniversary and this was the first time I had a play with them .... really need to get them out a bit more ... this that may be a goal for 2015!!

As I was looking through my cards from last year the main thing I have noticed is the improvement in my colouring skills. This is down to taking part in the classes over at Kit and Clowder If you love colouring and look at other colourists and think I wish I could colour like that, I can not recommend these classes highly enough, its amazing how quickly they improve your skills. Just as a brief illustration of that I thought I would show you a couple of before's and afters so you can see what a difference it makes:

Here is the my offical one from before and after I took the skin and hair class ... love that I have been taught to do no lines colouring :-)

And these are a couple that I did just for fun as I am working on the clothing class.

This has been a loooong post so thanks for staying with me,
Crafty Hugs to you all


  1. A fabulous selection from the past year, loved looking at them again.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Juls this is a stunning series of creations, a true showcase of your wonderful creative talent. Its hard to pick a favourite. Thank you so much for sharing them with your bloggy friends.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Fab selection! Happy New Year.

  4. A stunning selection Juls - all so equally beautiful and your colouring is totally awesome.
    Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours - hope 2015 is a great year for you.
    Thanks for being a fabulous blogging buddy :o)
    Debs xx

  5. Wow these are just gorgeous Juls. Your colouring has changed so much!!

  6. Stunning, pretty and elegant. You have them all!

  7. Happy New Year!

    A fabulous five(ish) selection!

    Susan xx

  8. All of them so gorgeous! Love the change in your colouring after Alyce's classes. Fabulous! Thanks for linking up with my 'Top 12 in 2014' challenge. Big hugs and Happy New Year! Wends xxxx

  9. Fantastic selection of cards, your colouring now is amazing, those classes are paying off. I need to make time this year to start them and invest in copics.

  10. Your favourite cards are gorgeous
    Thank you for joining my Favourite Five of 2014.

  11. Your coloring is amazing and your works of art are breathtaking!! My favorite is the beautiful and brightly colored birdhouse!! Way to go - what an awesome crafter you are!!!

  12. I love all your cards, probably because we have similar tastes, although yours turn out better than mine LOL!
    Thanks so much for sharing the before and after pics, I have been tempted by the classes but don't have time at the moment, will try at some point as your colouring is fab.
    Linby x