Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Well, colour me surprised!

I did not think that there would be time today, to sit at my desk and erm, fiddle about. And I'm fine with that, because I hadn't mentally allocated myself any such time, knowing that real life would have to be a priority. I find it's only when I have to be flexible and understanding and sacrifice my desk time that I get a) great ideas, and b) childish and resentful.
So to my surprise, despite a rather time consuming and stressful start to the morning (not for me, for Mr Dunnit) my day allowed for some fun! See, he needed my signature and I had to find a fax we could use for 3 pages of forms. Well, 7 actually, by the time I'd got back to the car, taken the phone call telling me the form was incorrect, returned to car park, gone back to Shopkeeper Gal for more use of her fax machine and then re-sent the same form twice, got half way back to the car ....you get it. Anyway, that cost him half an hour and then at lunch time we had a meeting with the boys who will be designing our new company logo and website and blahdy blah. And I mean boys - And Mr Dunnit had to be here for that too. He feels as though he's wasted half a day! well, it must have motivated me - I got the chores done, welcomed and cheerioed 'the boys' and settled to the book-keeping. Didn't take nearly as long as I thought.
So I decided not to be at a lazy loose end, but to start on a workshop idea. And then I made the card. It's one layer and off the page, so I think it'll do for the Less is More challenge this week; I'll await the verdict! The bird is from a set of stamps by Kanban and the paints are my lovely and under used H20s. The little text stamp is by Hero Arts. Of course.










35 comments:

Caroline Hallett said...

Lovely card - love the colour - and I know what you mean about days wasted.. I have spent all day looking for my phone - convinced i had left it somewhere awful, only to discover my daughter had taken it with her this morning! So I just told her I "wasted" a whole day.... So I am with Mr Dunnit, now if only I had done some colouring in instead

Doone said...

I think we all sometimes need to remember to carry a little something to do for ourselves in our pocket so that we can 'do something we love' and live in the moment and really love being alive; especially so that as we are passing through other peoples day we emit light and life...hopefully bringing a little bit of love into their lives too,

there is too much hatefulness and self centeredness around these days so we all need to avoid resentment (easier said than done)

And poor Caroline - I never look for lost things, including time.... I have always been lucky enough to have them find their own way home, just call me little bo peep...

Jingle said...

This is SO pretty!

Pam said...

Lovely colours. I waste 6 hours of my day just by going to my day job ;-)

Pizza box dimensions are now on my blog if you would still like them.

Hugs Pam x

voodoo vixen said...

Love your card, that bird is coloured in beautifully!! My morning started out good... sit and do what I want... then the phone calls started and it was check this, call these, ask this and the morning was gone and I hadn't even had my toast!!

Helen said...

Adore that bird, and such a glorious colour! Sounds like your life is going through a bit of an unpheaval, hope you get it straight soon!

Chrissie said...

Well I would say you'd done the business with this one Mrs Dunnit! It looks gorgeous! Fab colours and fab colouring!
Your day sounded a little much for me, being a retired person, but it sounds as though you coped admirably!
Thanks for this yummy card and we hope to see you next time round!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

misteejay said...

Beautiful card and the colour is just stunning.

Toni :o)

Milliesmarvels said...

Gorgeous! Love it - am a bit tempted to join in with this Challenge but very scared by the One layer rule!
Jane
x

TAM said...

Fabulous card - such a vibrant colour.
I'm with Pam I waste hours at my day job but then again I have to fund the "fun" somehow

Sue said...

Hi hun
fabulous cards, luv the image, not used me twinks for ages, must dig them out, lovely colour, the girls will be well impressed, sue,x

Linby said...

Lovely card-like the colour continuing on the inside too. I need inspiration for my H20s
Linbyx

sharingthepassion said...

This is fabulous Julia, love it

Ali x

Susan said...

How beautifully you have colored this with your H2Os....Gorgeous image! Take time to smell the flowers....breathe....just breathe....

Mandi said...

Hi Mrs Dunnit
Well this is a triumph I did think at first you;d stuck a white sheet onto a green card..sharp intake of breath!! lol
That stamp is yummy
Thanks for a super submission
mandi
"Less is Moore"

Artyjen said...

Tis a gorgoeus card Julia! Love the colour.
xoxo Sioux

Sheilagh said...

Beautiful Bluebird, it is gorgeous:)

alexa said...

Gorgeous - I love the off-the-page look! Has Mr. D. recovered? What he HE do with the other half of his day?

fairy thoughts said...

lovely card, i have this set too, its all good. i had a really good day today. got up 6.30 (hot flush) did some crafting then went ot gym (more hot flushes). housework, then lots of crafting (with a few hot flushes now and then!!) lovely dinner and blogging finishe doff with a vodka and hot flushes . . . a good day - back to work tomorrow
janet (hot now!!)

Scrapcat 1 said...

What a fabulous card love the bird and such a yummy colour, I've lost the day too spent at the hospital aaggghh!
Hope tomorrow is better for everyone!

Lizy said...

I absolutely love the colour you have used here. Your card is beuatiful!
Lizy x

Angie said...

LOVE that card ...simply elegant xx

Minxy said...

Awwww i am loving the image and the colour, and well the whole dame card frankly :P

RosA said...

Love your beautiful "less is more" card. Those H2Os are one of my favourite colouring methods, and that's a gorgeous colour.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

A stunner there Julia definitely not a wasted day at all clever use of colours and stamp well done!
Shaz in Oz. x
PS waiting for you guys to wake up over there for WOYWW tis arvo here already..

Create With Joy said...

What a GORGEOUS card Julia!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

P.S. Laughing at Shaz - the crafters are circling! :-)

Jana said...

Oh, I love the juxtaposition of your hectic day and this crisp, clean card. Beautiful.

sandra de said...

Gorgeous card .... a lovely finish to the day.

Jennie said...

Gorgeous card Mrs Dunnit :))

Paula said...

loving the stamp and colour.

choupynette said...

Fab card! love the bird and the colour.

Susie Sugar said...

Simply stunning ....striking
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Jo said...

Wow, this is gorgeous

Suzi B said...

Wonderful colour!
Sue x

Carmen said...

It's beautiful Julia - really gorgeous.

Have had plenty of those days lately - many an AAAAARGH has been uttered.