Saturday, 28 January 2012

Really, that was a week?

 Oh I know we say it a lot on Wednesdays, but only because it's true..the last week has just disappeared.  And what have I to show for it? Ah well, in craft terms, not a lot.  Although the two very similar cards you see here are the result of a very long time spent at my desk, mostly fiddling about.  The stamp is from a set (of course) by Stampin'Up!. There are three outline sketch florals and three semi solid 'fillers' for adding colour to the blooms.  I say semi-solid because they aren't solid, slightly grained to give a watercolour effect. As always with SU! stamps, for the price, I get cross that I have to mount and index them myself.  And then for this set...I had to dig out  my stamp positioning tool.  It was a dig too, and that's why I've had the set for nearly a month without producing anything worth showing.  Still, now I've been through the last box in the room of shame (in your house it's called the spare room), I've cleared some more junk, found my two re-positioners, put one up for sale and made these cards.  Feels like a result huh!  It most certainly does, although if you could see my desk, you'd think I'd made enough cards to re-stock a shop! 
Turns out the little deckchair (Bookchair, Trademark) that I've taken unused from Miss Dunnit's room to use for my ipad stand is doing a good job too - whenever you see jaunty canvas striping, you'll know I wasn't even energetic enough to get off my butt and take a photo away from my desk.  
You will probably notice too that I've re-decorated the blog again.  Had to.  The 'Queen of Trends' and the zebra stripe edges was doing my head in, please don't ask why I liked it only a month ago and now I don't -  I'm a very complicated person you know.  
Have a lovely weekend.

34 comments:

Sarah said...

Page 60 Craft Stamper - Queen Bee Julia in all her glory - we love you...Julia for school president!!! So well deserved - are you doing a signing session???
Sarah.

Kirsty.a said...

Still, they're lovely cards, so probably worth all the faffing about

Helen said...

Love these cards, and the new blog look too - though I liked the old one... keep thinking about re-doing mine...
Have a good weekend, off to read Craft Stamper.

ally fiddy said...

I would have mounted them for you. Glad to see you used them though.

Jacqueline said...

oiooh I like those! very 'uncluttered' ! which us more than i can say about myself at the moment...got 'stuff' everywhere just now because we are clearing out mother in law's house. :( ...

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Oh so pretty!
It's the room of shame in our house too. I do mean to get on top of it, but it's such an easy way to keep the rest of the house at least semi tidy!!

Angie said...

Great cards ...so similar yet so VERY different ...think second is my favourite ...worth the hunt. I live in a house of shame lol xx

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful cards!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Julia yes time waits for no-one! and love the colours of the cards - and great job done with the see deckchair little card stand - okay while the cards are that size - and like the new look too, can understand why it was doing your head in - we are funny things! Shaz in oz.x

Craftychris said...

Great cards! They are so different to the norm, brilliant. Love the new look blog too! Have a good weekend xx

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the jaunty striping :D. I was just thinking about my positioner thing, and I think I even know where it is. *scuttling*

Sheilagh said...

Lovely cards, I know I have stuff in my shed that hasn't seen the light of day for months, repositioners are amongst that stuff. I am ashamed of the state of my craft space, it is more of a *crap* place. :(

Siobhan Brignull said...

such pretty cards Julie and I know what you mean about the background, Im thinking of redoing my header, where Im going to find the time I dont know, congrats on your mention in CS this month. x

Hello From Texas said...

Beautiful cards. I really love the shabby chic look and you did a fabulous job with it.

sandysewin said...

The room of shame, lol, I like it!

Nice cards. Have a great weekend.

JoZart said...

I really like those cards. Quite contemporary and so chic!
Just spotted your expose in Craft Stamper.... Can I have an autograph please? I bet there will be 200+ WOYWWers next week! I'm thinking of putting my MrD hand made WOYWW stand on ebay!!
JoZarty x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, congratulations on the feature in Craft Stamper ... you kept that quiet :) Had to check I'd clicked on the right link when the new decor popped up - but I like it, though I like the Queen of Trends one too. I like your cards ... the collage style is so interesting with lots to look at. I work in the room of shame :)) Elizabeth x

jude said...

Gorgoeus cards love the feature in craft stamper(March issue)Blog of the month!Welldone you congratulations well deserved!judex

MaggieC said...

I like this wallpaper better - it is more restful on the eye. Those cards are pretty stylish too, and lovely colours, looking forward to the Spring. xx Maggie #90

Li'l Pidge said...

Great cards, and my copy of Craft Stamper has just arrived, how great your blog of the month...congratulations (and as a plug I was in the same issue in Over to You for my Ho Ho Ho card).

Well done
Kyla

May said...

Hi Julia, you wee dark horse keeping quite about the feature in craft stamper, very well deserved young lady, lovin those cards, and the new look for the blog, much better for my old eyes,lol! Hugs May x x x x x x

pat said...

Love the card and the stamps.

Claireliz said...

Ooh I like that Julia, very pretty.
C xx

Leslie Hanna said...

My room of shame IS my craft room. (tiny condo)

Hint for those SU stamps: I stick mine to cling vinyl and skip the wood. You can put the label/index on the other side of the stamp, but I find this makes them not stick so well to the acrylic block. You may be able to skip the stamp positioner, too. :)

505whimsygirl said...

Love the new banner!!! And, love the card. I really enjoy taking a snoop around. This is the first time I've turned on my computer all weekend..... bad of me!

Hugs,
Kay

Ann B said...

Love those cards Julia and congratulations on being featured in Craft Stamper - guess I will have to set the alarm for 3:00 am on Wednesday to get in the first 200 posters this week.
XX

Minxy said...

What a beautiful pair of cards, love them alot x
Sorry for not popping by sooner.. hope your well xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Very pretty cards! I do so love working with scraps! And your new blog design is cute! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Charlie said...

How cute these cards are - I really like the white space and the subtle colours. Thanks for sharing.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

love, love, love these cards, the colors, the torn edges, the scraps, wonderful! and congratulations, Julia for being featured as blog of the month!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful following you have. It will take me a MONTH to see them all. You desk always makes me smile. TFS
Vicki B in Western NY, near Niagara Falls

Sarah Lou said...

beautiful!! just darling!

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