Tuesday, 13 March 2012

So where were you?

I was at the seaside!  I went to Exmouth to take part in Japonica Janet's extravaganza day of crafting.  Everything in Exmouth was just fine thanks for asking, and thanks to the gulf stream and it's southerliness (may not be a word), the daffodils are fully out and dancing and the magnolia trees are going to burst open any time..real, good for the soul, great for the winter tired eyes, fabulous for the soul stuff.  It was so warm that we ate lunch outside.  Bliss.  
I promised I'd post pictures of the finished cards made from the finished masterboards - because that's what I was 'helping' everyone to do.  So if you're feeling a little light headed because you thought you've seen something like this before, you have.  But it's my blog, see, so I can keep posting the same stuff if I like.  And if it's generally liked, I should wring  out every last drop of praise huh?  At least I don't bombard you with pictures of me every time I post.  That would become tedious very, very quickly.
The masterboard, cut up and ready for action
The card we made with masterboard as DP.  
Same thing, same stamps, different colour group
Er, card made from same thing, same stamps.....blah blah
A direct message to anyone who asked me to email the directions to them...will be doing so this very day.  If anyone wants to look at Japonica Jan's stuff, then her blog is at 
www.JaponicaJan.blogspot.com , and her Woodware Design Team appointed (no less) friend and colleague is Debbie at www.debfs.blogspot.com.  
It was a fun day.  Where were you then?

22 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well, let's see. I was across the pond, enjoying my own spring (albeit quite windy) weekend. I finally figured out what a masterboard is. It's a great way to create a large piece, then cut it to size. Yep, I'll praise you for what you made and all you do for this blogging community.

Helen said...

LOL! I was at Kew Gardens in the morning but it was chilly and cloudy because when they forecast sunshine they obviously meant as soon as I left to come home, didn't they... in the afternoon when it was sunn(ier) I fell asleep in the chair... Love your work though - show it as often as you like!

Redanne said...

Well, I was at the Garden Centre buying compost and manure! Well, someone has to keep the plants going - although not as productive day as you had. Love the master board idea too.

Artyjen said...

Well...that is a very good question! If I had really been reading your blog I might have noticed your were going to Exmouth! I could easily have gone there for a change...it's not that far away I could have had a day out!!! Next time perhaps ;)
xoxo Sioux

JoZart said...

Those cards are exquisite and it makes them extra special that they are the result of a lovely well enjoyed Spring day.
I saw a host of golden daffodils! A really cheery taste of Spring for me amidst all my clearing rooms.
JoZarty x

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous cards and the masterboards are awesome, I keep meaning to have a go, but not yet tried lol. Kezzy x

Ann B said...

I was in sunny (not) Lancashire, the only part of the country not bathing in sunshine this weekend, but I was with you in spirit. I love Exmouth and all of East Devon - many happy memories.
You made a brilliant job of using the masterboards and both cards are beautiful, you have given me an idea for Easter cards.

laurie said...

what a beautiful picture you painted with words, I'm still here in the snow, and the ice, it is a bit milder though.
The card is beautiful you do such beautiful work.

Rachel K said...

Your masterboards are gorgeous and have definitely inspired me to do some more of my own. Thank you.

misteejay said...

Fabulous cards Julia.

Where was I during the lovely warm weather we had at the weekend...Saturday-Tim Holtz style workshop, Sunday-Shopping without a coat on and lunch out. The sun always makes things seem so much better.

Toni xx

Kate said...

My badge has come, thank you muchly. Loving this masterboard thingy it has given me ideas, above my station no doubt!!

Where was I? Who knows, I'm lucky if I know what day it is most of the time.
** Kate **

MaggieC said...

Sorry, I was not with you, but I had some seeds to plant and a new computer system to learn. You seem to have had a great time and those designs are so pretty, soft and gentle too. Thank you for sharing them with us. xx Maggie

Bugged Designs said...

Well they are just gorgeous! Sounds like it was lovely there too. We've had a nice few days up north here but been colder and dull again today, the daffs are starting to come out now though :)

kay said...

boo hoo,i was at work so couldnt come but sounds like you had a fab day,loved the master boards,x

Sharon said...

I was there.....! The one with the dubious paint spattering technique! Fab workshop - I love messy, inky play (you'd never have guessed huh?) Hope to see you back in sunny Exmouth for another workshop sometime! x

fairy thoughts said...

your boards and cards are lovely just right for spring.
I had a fab weekend watching my handyman getting very dirty in the garden, playing with the fence and creosote stuff . . from my craft room window of course, I was playing with paint, paper and glue he he
janet

Sarah said...

I just lurve the colours, layers and composition on that card - a real beauty Julia!!!! Mistress of the Masterboard I say!

Neet said...

What a fabby card you have got as an end result.
Where was I? Here and there.

Angie said...

Oh wow ...I love the finished cards xx

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Where was I? Knee deep in the room of shame, that's supposed to be a spare room! I wish I'd been in Exmouth though. My home for 10 years and I miss it still.

Beachstudio said...

The card is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

See . . . now you have me snoopin on your blog on a THURSDAY too! What the heck!

I am LOVING the masterboard (spelt it CARE-FULLY!!!!) . . . and the resulting card creations. FAB! xxx

Foggy again today = no ice cream! May throw my dummy from pram soon! xxx