Thursday, 28 January 2010

Two states of shock

Here's the first state of shock: I've been slightly up against it this week in terms of desk time, and what do I manage? Not the printing or instructions for a workshop this weekend, and certainly not the mini album project sample for my friend Janet at Japonica in Exmouth. Not the correct number of tree cards to make up a workshop. No. Instead, a challenge card for Christmas. And that despite the fact that I have nothing stamp or image wise to meet the criteria (Gingerbread). So I had to cut out and draw my own. Don't look too closely - I think they're a little manic! Anyway, the card goes into the collection that will save me hours in December (!) and Susie and Vikki's challenge is the erm, richer, for another entry!

And so to the second shock: If you're a regular visitor here, you'll know about Wednesday and WOYWW and the sort of blog hop it causes. It's lovely, and getting lovelier, frankly. I'm in a state of shock over yesterday though - 58 comments meant about 54 desks to visit - and all very interesting to me. It is a great opportunity to 'pimp' your blog, and we all love visitors and comments - well I do - so keep it in the spirit of the circlecultthing, huh? It's fun, it's a bit crazy and it doesn't matter at all. The only membership card is the button you can pick off here and you don't get a discount..you might pick up some customers but mostly and more importantly, you're likely to stumble on a friend. This blogging thing. Shocking good!

17 comments:

Susie Sugar said...

That is blooming lovely Julia its got a rustic feel very shabby chic I love it darling
Thanks for playing with us at the Christmas club challenge come back Saturday to play again
Good luck hugs Susie xx

Deanne said...

wowsers re woyww
i'm only halfway through the blog hopping lol
and your more ahead than me on chrimbo cards too :)

Paula Gale said...

Julia - it took most of my Wednesday up visiting all those lovely blogs - i still think i've got some to visit. I love it.

PS those gingerbread men look good enough to snaffle.

pps - thanks for all your support and kind words - i've put a little update on my blog re hospital...

Paula x x x x

ffroggie said...

Well I missed WOYWW but I have done a WOYWT :)

I can see I am going to have to devote a LOT more time to reading and looking at other peoples workdesks. This little idea of yours has surely taken wings and flown Mrs Dunnit!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ah, love the card :) Wouldn't you look manic though knowing you could just get eaten :-/
54 desks to check out, yikes! Great, but I think you may need some kind of system if this keeps up otherwise you'll be spending ALL your free time blog-hopping :O
Anne xx

helen miles said...

christmas? are you nuts? stop procrastinating woman!!! :D

Wipso said...

I have to say a big thank you for allowing us all to join in the WOYWW. It does mean I struggle to get round them all now we are so many but I do my best [probably cos I'm so nosey :-)].I've only just emerged from yet another manic day's sewing. Where did all my customers use to go?
Thanks again Julia. You really have connected so many and I love it.
A x

Linda Elbourne said...

***Faint*** I cannot believe there is a Christmas card on your blog ... in January :0) Flipping good one at that :0) Is is for me?????

As for yesterdays comments ... you know like I said Mr Linky was the sporn of the devil ... well I may be changing my mind ... it would definitely have helped yesterday ... and I signed two more peeps up via email for next week :0)So what exactly would I get a discount on :0)

Linby said...

great gingerbread men better than any twee stamp you could have found.
Linbyx

Net said...

Christmas???

I've just done my WOMDTIKINW! ;))

Lyn said...

CHRIMBO CARDS?

AGAIN??

Jules, you are scaring me .... badly.....

Put the scissors down and step away from the desk!!!

Ann said...

Love the Christmas card and the hand-cut gingerbread men! See, making things from scratch is catching! I'll have you Glimmer-misting yet, Julia!

Kay said...

Another thank you from me for the WOYWW experience. I struggle to make it with work and can't get around all the blogs, but it is so much fun. Thank you x

stephanie said...

Great WOYWW blog yesterday. love looking at everything.

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Absolutely fabulous Julia, I love those little gingerbread men and the raffia looks fab. Such a warm festive card. Thankyou for joining in Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club Challenge this week.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Susie Sugar said...

Hello .......wakey wakey !!! anyone home !!??lol

Spyder said...

Love the papers, and those ginger breadmen are quite yummy!
(Lyn)