Saturday, 10 September 2011

Points of Inspiration. 1.

Finally I cleared my desk.  I've spent some time sorting, tidying putting away.  You can't tell, but I can.  By turning my back on domestic issues for the whole day, I also made time to work on samples for next week's workshop.  Better late than never, huh!  This card is one of them.  And during last night's browsing through various blogs that I try desperately to keep up with, I noticed that this sort of works for Daring Cardmakers new challenge.  It's got a butterfly; the colours are probably at the extreme edge of the lovely soft green and pink of the inspiration photo, but hey..this is possibly as soft and pale as I get really. Daring Cardmakers are waaay up there for me in terms of inspiration.  I haven't and don't intend to get into Pinterest...I know, some of you may recoil in horror, but I spend too much time browsing blogs and finding inspiration to locate another place that will eat up hours. There's more hours to be eaten up today - Mr D is threatening to have the first afternoon off in 36 days.  It may only be for a haircut and a quick cuppa somewhere in town, but I'm mildly excited.  It's like a date! 
Have a lovely weekend ya'll.

33 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card Julia, love the roses. Enjoy your date! Tracy x

Di said...

Fab card - oooer, a date too! It's all happening!! Di xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I had a quick look at the DC site and, without a shadow of a doubt, I love your card the most. It's the simplicity that does it for me and I love that wreath stamp. Enjoy this afternoon, you deserve it :) xx

Annie said...

Ooer an afternoon off? Have fun.
A x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Just gorgeous!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous
Kate xx

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous card!! Enjoy your date and congratulations on getting so much done :D.

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Beautiful card Julia loving the flowers x

Linby said...

Just beautiful Julia. I have fallen into the abyss that is Pinterest - oh the hours!
As to the watercolour card - I used "paper" very light at 130gsm so not sure if it was card it may be two bumpy. I know that the gsm are different to those for ordinary card.
Linbyx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Julia. Make the most of your hot date! Carolxx

Heidi said...

This is a gorgeous card Julia, love the colour combo of the pink and green, very classy. hugs heidi x

Bella said...

I popped over to see the inspiration photo and think you interpreted it beautifully. I also did a desk clean up, but fear that by Wednesday's photo for WOYWW it will be covered in stuff again and looking every bit like I never did see the wood!

Helen said...

I love this card and well done with your desk.

Quirky Boots said...

oooh i love this :) xxx

JoZart said...

Beee ooooo teee fullll! Love it!
Dying to see the desk... no doubt Wednesday will be scary...
Love Jo x

Mrs A. said...

I have just looked through a box of stash this afternoon and sorted out the buttons, beads and flowers into another box.Really pleased as it needed doing even though I was actually looking for a little wooden violin that I knew was in there somewhere. So know the feeling of achievement. (Start small is my motto) Hiope you had a fab afternoon on your date. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Meant to say fab butterfly. Hugs Again. Mrs A.

fairy thoughts said...

gorgeous card, did you make the flowers, i know what you mean aboutblogging eating the hours, but on a positive I dont eat either!
janet

Dragon said...

The stamp storage is great!!! and this card is just beautiful... glad your desk got tidy!!! But please what is Pinterest???
Frankie
xx
PS I gave in and started an art journal!!! fisrt page on blog if you would like to see??
xx

Kathy said...

This is fabulous Julia, I adore the ring of roses! (ooh I feel a song coming on....hehe)- thanks for your lovely words about The
Daring Cardmakers
, and thanks for joining in with this week

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, lots of news in a very short amount of time. Love this card. Very elegant. It looks difficult to make, though.

I've heard of Pinterest, but have yet to waste any time there. I hear it's a real time buster. I suspect you'll have more fun on your date, even if it's just into town for a cuppa.

Claireliz said...

This is gorgeous Julia, love those flowers.
C
xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovley card Julia, pretty wreath and love the colours. Hope you had a lovely date yesterday :)Elizabeth x

misteejay said...

I have enough trouble keeping up with blogs so I don't twitter, facebook, pinterest or any of those things that folk seem to be doing.

The card is beautiful Julia - I love the vivid colours but it still has lovely clean lines to the design.

Hope the 'date' went well.

Toni xx

Kirsty.a said...

Pretty card. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday

Georgie Horn said...

THis is stunning! Do tell about the flowers!

Jingle said...

Julia, this is beautiful!!!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Confess time.. I love Pinterest... but not nearly enough hours in my day for browsing :(( but I absolutely adore your card!! it definitely speaks to me
xx

purple_pea_fran said...

Gorgeous! Loving those roses! Thanks joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week.

Neet said...

Love your card, the pink against the white is fab! Enjoy the ... afternoon.

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

OMG, I LOVE THIS CARD!

Signed, I-haven't-been-here-in-forever-and-my-google-reader-is-pushing-the-feared-1000+-and-I'm-sorry-I-haven't-even-played-WOYWW-in-like-WEEKS ...

Keilly said...

Gorgeous CAS card, those paper roses are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at The Daring Cardmakers this week!

Basement Stamper said...

The flowers on this just POP, beautiful!