Friday, 30 November 2012

To Crop and Shop

My parents.  Aren't they lovely!  

It's that weekend again, already.  You remember the one, where I spend Friday afternoon in bad light, on the floor of my workroom trying to pack for the Crop tomorrow.  I will never grow out of this sort of last minute preparation, I've tried.  And the only reason I don't leave it till Saturday morning is that I'm the hall key collector so I need to be there on time. Deliberate and clever tactic if you ask me. 
Tomorrow's 'work' will be slightly different for me though, I'll be attempting to make a few gifts.  You know, it being the first of December and all, and me having a couple of 12 month calendar LOs to make.  Well, three actually.  Let's see how that goes, because ideally it involves quite a lot of planning and embellishment selection.  I understand that this first Saturday of the month will be absolutely manic in terms of shopping and getting around the metropolitan areas.  I am happy to be safely tucked away and missing out on that for sure.  But don't fret about my being crowded, hot and manic shopping days are yet to come! 

Ros wanted to see this in full after she read Tuesday's post.  It was a part of yesterday's workshop.  I love the way that everyone applies different amounts of the Distress Inks so that no two tags were exactly the same.  It's Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge inks and Tarnished Brass Distress Stain if you're interested.  The holly is stamped in Mowed Lawn.  Or should that Mown Lawn?  There's a weekend teaser!
Have a lovely weekend.


Annie said...

Good luck with the last minute preparing and hope all goes well for you tomorrow.
A x

Helen said...

Hope you are comfy on the floor prepping... Love the layout and the tag too. You're becoming quite a fan of distress!! I haven't started my shopping yet either.

Rita said...

Good Luck with your prep Julia. That tag is so stunningly beautiful. Enjoy your week-end. Hugs Rita xx

Hettie said...

Gorgeous layout and card Julia.
As for the green colour, I have been debating that one too and thought it was wrong. But! I just asked my Boss who is pretty good with the words, (does Latin and studies words) and he assures me that it is indeed Mown Lawn!

Di said...

Gorgeous work Julia - and the photo of your parents is fabulous. They look so happy.

Running round in headless chikkin' mode here else I would have been tempted to venture to my very first crop :)

Hugs, Di xx

Redanne said...

That is such a lovely pic of your parents and a beautiful layout. Loving your card too, it is gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

KatzElbows said...

That tag is fabulous. Rich and warm and just what we need right now! And thank you for reminding me of the wonderful word beloved. It's perfect for a project, so thank you for that.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I’ve not been around much lately. I finally got my head out of my basement so I could stop by for a visit! I still can't see any links, so can't join WOYWW. But I'm here and hoping to try a few things now that I'm through posting every day this month.

I love that tag card. Odd for me to say that when it looks rather T!m. But I do love it.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

BTW, I forgot to mention how much I like the scrapbook page you made of your parents. Yes, they are lovely.

Have a great time at the crop, dear keeper of the keys!

Kyla said...

Have fun tomorrow....I am in metropolis this weekend! Staying clear of city centre though (well, maybe a quick pop to Blade rude not to!)

Love the tag card, nice bit of depth and texture going on.
Kyla x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, love the page of your parents - that is a lovely photo of the two of them and the word 'beloved' makes a very apt title. I'm sure you will be done with floor based preparations by now so I'll just say that I hope the Crop tomorrow is great fun.

I like that tag card too - lots of interest in colour and texture there. Although we might/would say mown lawn, the Holtz has it mowed lawn!

Have a great weekend. Elizabeth xx

fairy thoughts said...

If you prepared any earlier you would only change your mind aboutwhat to take. I think it should be mown lawn or maybe 'moan lawn' have a great crop

HeARTworks said...

Aren't your parents sweet! Great LO and tag, Julia! Patsy

BJ said...

Oh they are lovely - so is your page LOL - BJ

RosC said...

Just popped in for a gander.
The last minute thing plagues me too. Sometimes I wonder how brilliant some of my stuff would be if I performed at the same level with more time as I do in a last minute rush. But then it's the rush that makes me work better. Does that make sense?

Thanks for putting in a pic of your tag - I always expect wild honey to be lighter than it really is...because of the name. Great tag, and I love the holly in mowed lawn. It's the most beautiful green.

Decided to have a look in the dictionary. In one, 'mown' is an adjective, and interchangable with mowed. In another it is the past ppl of 'mow'. Ah well, our language is so interesting, and sometimes my fascination with words brings forth a 'moan' from my friends. Ha, ha. Since puns are the lowest form of wit, I'll go.


RosA said...

Hi Julia, Well, thanks for that! The tag looks great! All the colours are working nicely together and when I look closely, I reckon I have that very same ribbon in blue and silver (and possibly pink and green too).

Anonymous said...

Had to mention just how much I love that layout. The picture of love, that is. It brought a tear to my eye.


Darnell said...

Your parents are so lovely and loving from the looks of it. Your layout is one of love, as well. How blessed you all are!

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