Wednesday, 3 June 2009

This Christmas card thing..

...which made you all run screaming for the hills...how heeelarious was that! I need very badly to set the record straight here. Although I made them, it was because I had to. It was a job, honest; and they are not in my posession any longer, so just like my lovely Sissy, I will be doing the last minute panic thing, because that, it turns out, is very definitely one of my Christmas traditions! I do love these Patchwork Kingdom characters though, 4 step decoupage from the Crafthouse Press. Who, dear interweb, launched a new product to a waiting world yesterday on QVC.
I know this because I made some of those samples too. Take a look at these terrific box cards and tell me you don't like cutting out. Huh, huh? And they fold flat into an envelope. I hesitate to use the word genius because I suspect them of reading this blog now and then and like all innovators, they must be kept on their toes. Enough to say that I think they're great...and I relish the idea of Christmas versions!
I hit on an idea last night that I thought may be fun - particularly in view of the cathartic nature of sharing. I thought we (that's you interweb, and me) could do a 'what's on my work table this wednesday' feature thingy. Yep. From me, a sort of down market and probably badly photographed version of the sort of thing that real big celeb scrappers do - but theirs involve finished items, links, articles and sponsor giveaways....none of which will happen here. I just wanna see what you're all doing that I'm not...I really like the idea of seeing your work in progress; specially as your finished stuff is always fab. And then I realised that it may well have to be postponed - my current work in progress is to be gift and I don't want to spoil the home-made surprise! So naturally, it would work if you'll take part - leave a comment so I can come and see what's on your table if you're brave enough! Next week I'll be better organised and take part myself! I can't believe I just typed that, it's the most ridiculous and often used phrase in my head and it NEVER comes true. Talking of comments and blah (which I did, briefly...) please welcome Stefcos' picture to the 'followers' board of this blog - I knew she didn't look like a strange grey coloured piece of lego and I knew that her smiley face would be a real boost to this blog. I knew all that because she's my sister and creative role model, but any of you that visit blogs via that board feature will probably enjoy putting her face to her name. Sissy Dunnit. Look out for this name in years to come, we're gonna call our chain of craft stores Sissy Dunnit's; there are loads of thing s to do first though,- living in the same country would be a good start!

12 comments:

Virginia said...

Loved the idea of putting our work in progress links but in the same boat as you I'm afraid, bit of a surprise so not able to post at the moment! Love the Christmas Cards and glad to see you're as disorganised as the rest of us LOL!

Jo Power said...

I like this idea too although nobody could see my desk at the moment as its hidden under tones of things that aren't anything to do with scrapping. There could also be my children under there haven't seen them in a while. xx

sam said...

got me worried there with the christmas cards lol! great blog

Anne said...

Hello Sissy Dunnit!

I like "What's On Your Desk Wednesdays". We need a logo thing.

My desk is, unusually, tidy at the moment, with nothing on it at all in the way of crafting projects. I do have a little pile of photographs sitting ready to be scrapped though, so hopefully I'll have something to show soon!

Angie said...

I love the idea but I fear that I will forget to do it. Look forward to hearing more.

The craft room is occupied by Jay and Vicki who are being sickeningly creative. I tend to do mine downstairs on the dinning room table which at this moment has an A2 cutting mat and my twirly tote awaiting me to have inspiration ... maybe tomorrow!!!

Vicki said...

just letting you know that the link to my blog has changed to
http://vickisartisticlicense.blogspot.com/
I hope you continue to read my blog,
hugs, Vicki xx

CoventryAnn said...

Amazingly, i have tidied the kitchen ,and the table where i craft is clear (for now anyway), but yesterdays project is on my blog :) You know where it is Julia, but for any others interested it's here on.....
http://coventryann.blogspot.com/
BTW i'm an early Christmas card maker, but by that i mean October half term... not mid summer :)

Lyn said...

DON'T EVEN START ME OFF ABOUT CHRISTMAS -WE HAVE'NT EVEN HAD THE LONGEST DAY YET (and, yes, I AM SHOUTING!!!) Having said that, I love the idea of the box cards - I saw white city versions in Muju the other day.

Also love the idea of What's on your desk Wednesdays, but sadly have to report mine was clear - all this coughing and sneezing has frightened my mojo away.

Hey, Sissy Dunnit! Long time no read!

ffroggie said...

Liking the idea of whats on your desk Wednesday Julia, just going to have to excavate to find the camera lol.

stephanie said...

hi guys, i love the wednesday idea... hmmmm now just gotta figure out the link thing....

Sarah said...

I keep thinking about doing one card a week for *whispers* Christmas, but I'm more of an assembly line girl. SO I guess "week before they're posted" it is then! Love the LOs and the cards, very funny tale too.

Jay said...

Love the "What's On YOur Desk Wednesday" idea. Last Wednesday I had eight or nine card that I'd made, but non of them Christmas cards. (BTW, you can't see the cards now for c*** from getting ready to crop today!)
Can't wait to visit Sissy Dunnit's.