Friday, 12 October 2012

Quick, While I'm in the mood..

So, this week I seem to have been busy squaring up and finishing off some autumnal works of art - oh, OK then, call them cards.  And all the time, I'm in the mood to make a few Christmas cards.  Why does that happen?  I do not know.  But it gets in the way of what I'm meant to be doing. Or rather it doesn't, but it makes me impatient to move on.  To this end, I've finished, tidied (really - even cleaned a whole overflowing basket of stamps) and started on a few Christmas ideas.  The card above is not a product of today's snatched desk time.  No.  It's one I made for an event earlier this month, and which, if you're coming to the WOYWW Crop, you can make tomorrow.  You can see how simple it is.  So anyway, back to today.  I've had a couple of ideas rolling around in my head for single layer cards to help the old 'quantity making' along.  I spent ages and wrecked about 5 cards before I even got the idea from my head to a card, let alone before it started to look familiar as the idea I started with. But, these snags have not diminished my enthusiasm for the job at hand. Yet.  Maybe that's because I'm so busy that I'm falling into that 'give a busy woman another job and she'll make time to do it' category.  Maybe I'm starting to feel that inevitably, my attention must turn toward this Season.  Maybe I'm scared that I'll get left behind.  Or maybe, just for once, it's because with no immediate deadline or reason for making them, I'm feeling like having a bit of fun.  Gawd,  I'll be using glitter in a minute!
Have a super weekend.

23 comments:

Angie said...

I sort of see where you are comming from ...remove the stress of having to make and then having fun takes over and you feel liberated. Maybe I should start to think like that.
Have an amazing weekend ...I know everything will go to plan ...cant wait to see photos. xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Enjoy yourself tomorrow glitter-free gal!

xxxx

Li'l Pidge said...

Christmas? Glitter?

You wait until I see you tomorrow girl! Its WEEKS away until the yuletide season!!

Kyla
ps - bringing some glitter for your freebie table tomorrow as I never use it!

Neet said...

Good idea to have one layer cards - saves me mucking up the straight mounting which I cannot do for toffee.

Have a wonderful time tomorrow, share my love with everyone - I so am miffed I am not coming.

Hugs to all
Neet xx

scrappymo! said...

Nice card. It captures the feeling of an "arty" version of peace and joy!

A version I love to look at and admore yet never seem to manage to get myself...So I love it

Have fun at the crop!!!

RosC said...

I do like this card Julia. I'm not one for sentimental cards, not one for Christmas much but love to be in touch with friends at this time, so this is simple and appealing to me.

I know this crazy thing that happens too. Good ideas, all ready to go, then the job-ettes hi-jack me. But glitter is too serious for words.

Hope the WOYWW crop goes well. Looking forward to some pics. Didn't make it this week to No 175.
See you next week.
Ros.

Redanne said...

Hi Julia, your card is really, really beautiful, simple is best! Love it. Hope the crop goes well and that you all have loads of fun. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I love the card. I hope you all have a fabulous time tomorrow at the crop. I'm sorry to be missing it and hope there will be another some time. PS I did a post for International Day of the Girl yesterday too :o)

KatzElbows said...

Fab card. I may steal some of the ideas in it. Sorry, be inspired by!

See you later!
rachel

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Julia you are having fun, this card is a cracker of simplicity and beauty, I love your ideas - so like when trying to make what is in you head never comes out same of paper, me all over.. ah well as long as the end result is good.. and not WOYWW-ing at present as eye surgery limits my ability to comment but still pop around.
I dont like linking if cannot do justice to ones who come have fun at the crop ah that is redundant you WILL have fun! Shaz in oz.x

ERICA said...

I love everything about the card! Is the sentiment embossed? Super cute!

Helen said...

I love this card! See you in a couple of hours - 30 minutes to departure time!!

Eliza said...

I really like this card, sweet, simple and classy all in one. Hope the crop went well wish I could be there.

Eliza

Kirsty.a said...

lOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING A GO AT THIS CARD, THOUGH i AM ACTUALLY NOT MAKING CCHRISTMAS CARDS THIS YEAR

CoventryAnn said...

Great card, think I have this stamp and I love your clean ans simple design... perfect when you have lots to make!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Julia, lovely card :-) Yes keep it simple is the way to go to do a batch of cards, though I don't usually follow my own advice. I always think I'll just do one or perhaps two designs but once I get started I can't help but try other things. A couple of months ago I did do a couple of very simple birthday cards so will try the same type of design for some Christmas cards. Go on girl, you need a bit of glitter for the festive season haha
Anne x

Craftychris said...

I absolutely love this card! Have a fab time tomorrow, I so wish I could have come xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a beautiful card!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I came to visit on Friday, and just as I was about to leave a comment on your Day of the Girl post, a storm took out my electricity. I've had one bugger of a week!!

I don't know what it is about cards that come from other countries, like yours and Tertia's for example, but square cards mailed from the States require extra postage. That is why we seldom make ours square. However, I love the simplicity of this card, although I wouldn't call it "simple," since the embossing alone takes time and patience. And cutting those stars must have been FUN (joke!).

You made a comment about my stamping of the journal pages. I HAVE to wait to stamp because I don't know where the "empty" spaces will be until I finish a page. Sometimes I can sew on both sides of a page and the sewing doesn't interfere with either side. Sometimes, I must leave a blank spot on one side of the page, and add the stamped image(s) once I have finished a bunch of pages.

I nearly forgot. I hope the crop was as much fun as WOYWWers seemed to think it would be. I hope to attend one someday!!

Paula Gale said...

Glitter??? You'll be 'grunging' next using that "aweful wee wee colour" - sorry if I've slightly mis-quoted you lol...

I USED to be the same... so busy that if anyone gave me a brush I'd stick it...... and sweep the floor! Hope you get some more time to play - fun things come of it!

Hope you had a lovely time yesterday at the crop. Hope you got pics.

hugs

Paula x x x

Michelle Webb said...

Lovely card Julia, I love those colours. I like to take ideas from single layer cards because I need help being unbusy. I chuck too much at mine. I love your card lots. Michelle x

Andrea said...

lov eteh card and if now is the time when you can have some fun rather than 'work' then go for it ..enjoy the glitter ..have a great week x

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