All Counties Craft Challenge – Update 3 – A Couple Of Christmas Angels

December 24, 2015 — 38 Comments

I’ve been a little quiet on the All Counties Craft challenge for the last week or so because I have been working my way through various exciting developments however I wanted to take a moment to share a little update with you that really warmed my heart.

Firstly I’d like to tell you about a man called Marc.

Marc contacted me after booking a place in a group workshop.

Marc wrote, “Hi John, I have donated for a place on one of your craft classes. I want to give that place back to you so you can offer it as a prize. As soon as I get Christmas out the way I will be back. If there’s any thing I can do let me know. Good luck. big love, Marc“.

‘Nice gesture’, I thought, so I contacted Marc to thank him and during our discussions Marc also went on to tell me that he has been very ill and also encounters mental health difficulties as a result of living with S.A.D. This is why he wanted to contribute.

Well, I can tell you my heart was in my throat and I was choking back a tear or two.

But wait a minute, I mentioned TWO Christmas angels didn’t I?

My second Christmas angel is Julie Hickey. Many of you will know Julie from her work with Craftwork Cards, indeed this is how I met her.

Julie and I have grown to be good friends since we met but it was still a big surprise when she contacted me this week and said that she would like to support the challenge and would like to buy a workshop and a couple of the abstract line art rewards to give away.

I know, you could have knocked me down with a feather – a second fabulous offer!

Naturally I said yes!

You know, all this generosity and good will did get me feeling a little fuzzy inside so I decided to add another bonus to the giveaway list.

So, with thanks to Marc and Julie, my Christmas angels, I have the following All Counties Craft challenge related goodies to give away as a little festive fun.

  • 3 x 1-2-1 Workshops from the All Counties Craft challenge (worth £50 each).
  • 3 x Abstract Line Art Rewards from the All Counties Craft challenge (worth £15 each).

So, how do you get hold of one of these fabulous Christmas giveaways?

Simply pop the phrase, “Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from […]“, replacing the […] bit with the county in which you live, in the comments section below. [please remember that comments are manually approved to help avoid spammers so your comment may take some time to appear after you post it].

As with all giveaways there are a couple of terms and conditions.

  • You must be over 18.
  • You must be a resident of the United Kingdom.
  • There is no cash alternative.
  • Entries received after 23:59 on December 31st 2015 will not be counted.
  • Winners will be drawn at random within one week of the closing date and will be notified by email.

That’s it, just a little genuine Christmas generosity to celebrate the festive season.

I am genuinely grateful for all of the offers that have been coming in – I will hopefully have more to share with you soon but I’ll have to leave it there for now and crack on with laying on the sofa.

Thanks again to Marc and Julie and Merry Christmas to all of my lovely blogettes!

Take care and I’ll see you again soon.

J :)

 

38 responses to All Counties Craft Challenge – Update 3 – A Couple Of Christmas Angels

  1. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from East Sussex

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    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from Staffordshire. What a generous gift from them both xx

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  3. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from Devon

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  4. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from Buckinghamshire – Happy New Year!!

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  5. 
    Michelle Hopkinson December 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from Warwick

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  6. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie with lots of love from county Durham and a Happy New Year to you all and best wishes to you John in the adventure you are undertaking this coming year, it all sounds very exciting.

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  7. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from Brighouse, West Yorkshire X

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  8. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from Cheshire, and I hope that you have a very good and healthy New Year!

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  9. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from Bristol/Avon Also Merry Christmas John

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  10. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie with lots of love from North Shropshire. Also merry Christmas to you John. X

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  11. 

    “Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from West Lancashire, and best wishes to all who follow John on his crafting adventures

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  12. 
    Pamela (pyjama princess) December 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I wouldn’t expect anything less from Marc. I’ve come across him on forums and blogs – his ‘big love’ sentiment always gives him away! He’s such a lovely man. Merry Christmas to both Marc, Julie and yourself John.

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  13. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie with lots of love from Inverness-shire. Merry Christmas to you too John – have you found your campervan yet? I have a crafty friend who does the marketing for a van hire company so if not it might be worth an email to test their festive generosity. Let me know if you want contact details – and if you’re planning to come this far north later in the year when my guest house is less busy I might be able to buy a place on a session!

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  14. 

    “Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from Lincolnshire. John there are truly some wonderful people int the world. Hugs to you all xxx

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  15. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from Dorset in UK

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    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie,with lots of love from Worcestershire. X

    There are some very kind friends about John. I wish you well with your enterprise.
    X from Chris

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  17. 

    That’s amazing John such very kind people x

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  18. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from East Yorkshire x

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  19. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie. With love from Cornwall xx

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  20. 

    Merry Christmas John Marc and Julie what a great idea xx

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  21. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie with lots of love from London.

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    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, With Love From Flintshire. X

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    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie with lots of love from Leicestershire xx

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  24. 
    Christopher Poyner December 24, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from Blackpool, Lancashire. Very generous donations Julie and Marc but it is going to a great crafty event. John you must be crazy travelling and living in a motor home for twelve months but then again it will be great to see everywhere and everyone and will be one hell an adventurous year. Good luck.

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    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie with lots of love from Bedfordshire xxx

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  26. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie from Julie in Milton Keynes xx

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  27. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie from rather wet Lancashire. Best wishes to everyone, hope you all have a great New Year.

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  28. 

    Merry Christmas Marc & Julie from Lesley in sunny Kent.

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  29. 

    A very Merry Christmas to Julie and Marc, from wet an windy north Lancashire. What wonderful gifts. John you’re doing an amazing thing and I really hope to be able to catch up during yourhallenge.

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    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from Kent x

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  31. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from Sheila and wishing you a merry christmas and a wonderful New Year, John. Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration.

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  32. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from South Lanarkshire.

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  33. 

    This is very generous of you all. Happy Christmas John and best wishes for 2016 xx

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  34. 

    Happy Christmas Marc and Julie. With lots of love from Belfast Co Antrim xx

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  35. 

    Hi John

    This isn’t an entry due to my own circumstances (which you will be aware of after I emailed you a few weeks ago) but I wanted to say what heroes Marc and Julie are for supporting you, and wish them both a merry Christmas and a good 2016 for demonstrating what the season of goodwill is all about. I want to also wish you John a very merry Christmas and a happy 2016, and hoping the all counties challenge goes from strength to strength.

    I’ve been struggling last few weeks with what little energy I have going on getting gifts wrapped and sent rather at the last minute hence why I’ve been pretty quiet on your blog. Will catch up with the shares for your svg files soon though, promise!

    Christmas hugs to you, your family and your supporters,

    T x

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  36. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie with lots of love from Kingston upon Hull

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  37. 

    Merry Christmas Marc and Julie, with lots of love from Kent

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