Friday, 30 January 2009



Daring cardmakers' challenge today is to make a card using 3 different patterned papers. Compared to the FAB samples on their site, this is a very cowardly attempt, but I was working on this anyway and my desk is covered with the Patchwork Kingdom and Jolly Nation characters, so adding more paper to the chaos wasn't (and still isn't) possible. Despite my sturdy legged bespoke craftsman made table (thanks, darling Mr Dunnit), really the laws of gravity will prevail and it will probably only take one more sheet! Why do I work in such a mess? No idea! Got a really great flat space to work on, but after 30 minutes or so, it's always covered in product, gadgets and blah, and I end up working in a square inch of space at the near edge. But it does mean I have to tidy up between projects which is good - forces me to move around and re-focus. Perhaps that's why I work in a mess. Who knows. So what are you doing for the weekend? We are having a quiet weekend at home; Miss Dunnit has a heap of coursework and an approaching deadline, in fact, she's going back into school tomorrow to carry on with some. Impressive or in a panic? Both. These are my last 3 days of working and living with one hand, indeed, am feeling that my grip has returned sufficiently to let me drive, so will be venturing out at some stage. If you live within striking distance of Dorchester, there is a huge sale of craft products (all sorts of makes - DO, Paper Artsy, Bazzill, blah blah) at the Post Office shop in Trinity Street. It runs for a week from tomorrow. Which for some reason reminds me that Ludgershall Crop is next Saturday (7th) and I need to get some packs together for a mini workshop..ah me, must go and tidy that table!

15 comments:

Lythan said...

All that and one handed too! Julia I can't believe you are so down on this card because I really honestly truly think it is fabulous! I love the cute hedgehog and the graphic way you have styled the card. It is perfect!

Jozza said...

Erm I don't think it's a cowardly attempt! it's fabulous! What a fab and cute hedgy and fab use of the patterned papers!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - the layering is wonderful.

Like you, I try to be tidy when I craft but somehow never quite manage it.

EllePiggo said...

A cowardly attempt??!! I certainly don't think so! Love it. :)

And I know what you mean - my little workspace is continually covered in crap and I end up working on the floor! :)

~Vicki~ said...

ooh that hedgehog is CUTE!!! really love it xx

Jay said...

Lovely card Julia. I recognise him I think!

my5bratz said...

ease up on yourself...this is a cute card :0)

Ellen said...

we are our own worst critics. lovely fun card that is he is adorable.

Jackie said...

And I like your card too :)
I'm also dead chuffed to hear that I'm not the only one whose room closes in on them when crafting (!)

Jeanette said...

I like it.

Anne said...

Ooh, I love your card! The hedgehog is adorable, especially carrying a cup of tea, and the papers and colours go so well together. Fab, made me smile :)
Oh, and your craft table sounds much like mine - you're not alone :)

Caryn said...

This is keee-ute!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Your card isn’t a cowardly effort at all Julia, it lovely and very, very cute.

Jazzy1972 said...

The second the blog I thought, Wow I love that card! sometimes we are our own worst critics but it is not always and accurate assessment. Your card is YUMMMMY!!!! Jay xx

Claireliz said...

this card is just fantastic!
x