Friday, 13 August 2010

I hereby undertake....

...to make a start on the cards I should be presenting to Scrap Lady Ally as part of my contributory share of the cards to be made at our Christmas Card Marathon. This is a public announcement for two reasons: Poor Ally probably thinks I've left town to avoid doing anything and it's not exactly a partnership if you feel on your own, huh. And the other reason is the fault of you WOYWWers. I haven't visited every desk yet, but the majority of those that I have are exhibiting signs of Christmas crafting. 2011 Calendars in some cases! Good grief, I feel battered and bruised by the realisation that I need to get on with it. So take my many words for it; I will.
And meanwhile, here's my entry for the Daring Cardmakers Challenge - I don't know how enlightened you are about me, but I'm part of their DT as a GD this month. News to you? Modesty has prevented me from being too braggy, I must admit. *Grin*
The Challenge is 'Trees' - any variety, any reason or season, we wanna see a tree on your card. This particular card features a tree shape cut out by Mr D....he was all smiley when he saw what I'd done with it - and that makes me smiley! And of course the BG paper ain't shabby! The text reads 'Friendship is a Sheltering Tree' (Coleridge, no less) - I typed it on my portable typewriter which made Miss D very smiley!
Now there are a lot of you out there already making cards with trees on, so join us why don't you?

32 comments:

secret scrapbooker said...

Love your card Julia :0)
Are you and Mr D going to sell any of these fab shapes?
Kate x

Katy Mouse said...

Gorgeous card Julia xx
Luv
Katy Mouse x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You too?? You had to go and use the C word? Well, the good news is, our weather is supposed to break sometime next week and our 100F plus temps (40ish C) will only be a memory as the 90s take over. AHH, it will seem like winter and I will maybe be in the mood to do something Christmas-y.

You did good. The tree is so original and unique because of Mr. D's woodworking skills.

OK, why am I up so late (or early as in your case)? I just finished WOYWW this week. In the words of Mrs Dunnit, "I'm chuffed." BTW, if that doesn't mean what I think it means, please forgive my lack of understanding the English language (grin).

Sue said...

Hi Julia
i still haven't got all the way round yet!! Gorgeous card, congrats on you GD spot, now you could have used a Christmas tree!! lol, look forward to seeing your Christmas cards popoing up! have great weekend, sue,x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That will teach me to read my message before I post it. What I meant to say in the 2nd paragraph was:

You did good. The tree is so original and unique because of Mr. D's woodworking skills and the card is so original because of your crafting skills. They go well together.

Pam said...

Fab card, and fab tree! I'm having a craft and shopping day and its student free till 10.30 tonight as the lovely Oliver (yup he realy is lovely) politely asked if he could go out after college. Yipee!!!! Hugs Pam x

Cardarian said...

Love your tree - well Mr. Dunnit had a little bit to do with it too! I will join in with the tree challenge as soon as I get a few munutes time! That will be Sunday evening! Do you see how busy I am??? Huh!
Anyway very nice card!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Anne said...

Did you say Chri....

Tralalalala - I CAN'T HEAR YOU!

allyf said...

O I do feel terribly neglected that you havent made a hoard of christmas cards yet :-)

Rosie said...

Lovely card Julia, and I particularly like the sentiment. At least you're actively thinking about Christmas cards, I'm not even there yet so am impressed by your organisation!

Rein said...

Lovely card!

Helen said...

I love that tree shape. I am NOT one of those who's started her "C" cards. Maybe some September, just maybe.... more likely November!
GD? you're a GD? how did you manage not to mention that, lol.

Lynda said...

Fab card Julia and I love Mr. D's tree!

Love Lynda xxx

Kaz said...

Love this Julia, xx

Karen said...

This is just lovely Julia and that sentiment is perfect X

Heather x said...

Nope I don't and can't think about the c-word yet!
Beautiful card Julia, love the tree that Mr D has so lovingly cut for you :0)
I have been round everyones desks....it takes me 2 1/2 days to do it but it is so rewarding and I get lots of inspiration :0)
Now I best resume work on the 2 cots or else my client will think I've forgot them ;)
Have a great day hun x
*hugs* Heather x

Kathy said...

ohhhhh I was going to ask about that lovely tree shape - it looks wonderful - clever Mr D strikes again, eh?
Love the way you've used it and the little quote bit looks so fab and makes the perfect holder-upperer (tech term) for the easel.

Rather you than me with the Cword stuff - I've made a few cards, but only because I HAD too.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Modest, so like you Julia ;-) ROFL Gorgeous card, fabulous tree.
Anne xx

Vanessa said...

A fabulous card and Tree. :)

Vanessa.

Tracy Evans said...

Love the tree, so unique and decorated beautifully. The sentiment is brill, love it. Must be great to have someone around who is so talented and can produce such wonderful pieces from wood. Tracy Evans x

Darcy said...

fab card, didn't that boy do good, love his tree!

I haven't started on Christmas yet, it was making me feel a little queasy seeing how many woywwers had made a start lol

I have new pencils for my new pencil box....this should give me an incentive to get cracking...it probably won't.

Jenny said...

Fabbi card! I just can't get my head around cards, making them that is. *lol*

Cheryl said...

oh just love that tree,that,mr D has created,this is one brill card hun really love it,and no I have not done any xmas,things yet,he he hugs cheryl xxx

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful card - the trees, the paper, the saying!
And... I'm not even thinking of Christmas yet. Oh my! I first have to design my Halloween and Thanksgiving classes...

kath said...

love Mr D's fabby tree and did you have to mention the C word.....hugs kath xxx

angelwhispers said...

Love the card the added detail on the tree looks fab!! I just love "C" and I have started buying ready but the really doen't mean I will be organised! Love Chanelle xx

Lyn said...

The "C" word - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

The combined talents of the Dunnits - I love the card, Jules, and that BG paper is lush, setting off the main tree to perfection :)

Carolynne said...

Love the card. The backing paper is beautiful and the tree and the way it is embellished just complete the masterpiece

Minxy said...

Aw well done on the GDT place, i just love your card.
As for the 'C' word i am still well and truly in denial lol

Claireliz said...

Gorgeous card Julia, making cards is not my strong point & I've got 2 to do this afternoon, wish I could make em like you :)
C
xx

joey said...

Hiya Julia

Gorgeous card this is just perfectly me! lol, love the greens. I brought a calendar to decorate up but needless to say its gathering dust and lots of it lol

Joey.x

Linby said...

I love this card. The background paper is sweet with the miniature trees I do love anything in miniature. I have a set of SU Trendy trees that have hardly seen ink, must try and enter.
Linbyx