Thursday, 22 October 2009

Simon say's - Get Well Soon

I mentioned in my last post that I had lost my Mojo, I sat down to make some cards last night and I put away stuff I was currently working on and just had a play for me.

In the past in a life before blogland when I sat down to make cards, I never had a plan, I just used to play away i just started having no idea where I was going and the card just kind of used to end up happening (If that makes sense!) Now don't get me wrong I love blogland and all the lovely inspiration it has with sketches and colour combo's and recipes and I have loved the challenge! Its much easier now when friends ask for something specific, I can do it without panicking, thanks to blogland with all its challenges.

Last night however I turned off the computer and just crafted for me, to try and rediscover what I do! and I am feeling much happier now about myself and my crafting mojo!!

I made a few cards, here is one of them...I made this up and then remembered Simon Says had a "Get Well" theme and so added the little sentiment! I am quite happy with this one although it is not my usual style! (not that I really have a style!!)

Thanks for listening to all my waffle!! Hugs Juls


  1. Gorgeous card Juls and I know exactly what you mean.
    Clare x

  2. Hi,
    Great card!!
    My english is letting me down, but I love the lay-out. It's very peacefull, but in a beautifull way. I hope you understand what I mean ;)

  3. this is beautiful hun love the layout know exactly what you mean,that is why when I get bogged down with images,sketches and colur combos i make some atcs which makes a difference as it really gets the mind working again hugs cheryl xxx

  4. I really like this card....I'm definitely a 'less is more' kind of gal :)
    Thanks for taking part in my blog candy and spreading the word.

  5. A gorgeous card, I adore the colour combo and the simplicity of the card.

    Liza x

  6. This is just perfect this card! Beautiful work!

  7. Yes Juls, I totally agree with what you've said....... I think sometimes we just over complicate things! When I first started cardmaking I was a 'cut and stick' kind of gal and have definitely come along way, but I know I'm always more stressed out now, lol!
    I love your card..... it's simple, striking and very elegant!
    Hugs Tara xx

  8. I couldnt agree more with you! We all get swept away with it all but this card certainly shows your skills of invention are so there! Lovely card, really bright and fresh!
    Keryn :D

  9. Great card! I love the stitching and little punch of pink!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


  10. Hi Juls
    Love the simplicity of this card - it's gorgeous. I know exactly what you mean about blog land and challenge cards etc. - sometimes it's great to just play and see what you come up with!!! Thanks for popping by my blog and the lovely comments you have left recently - I really do appreciate it.
    Have a great evening.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  11. A gorgeous card, I adore the colour combo Hugs Julie x

  12. I love this stunning elegant card Juls...great image too
    Mina xxx

  13. Hi Juls Great card!! So fabelous. And I love the simplicity of the card.

    XXXX ILonka

  14. I can so relate to what you're saying, Juls! Your card is adorable - I love clean and simple!

  15. I know what you mean about trying to keep up with the challenges and not having enough time to just play. This is a lovely card and the bonus is - you found a challenge it fits too.Well done.
    Beryl xx

  16. This is so tweet Juls, a lovely card!

  17. Such a gorgeous card!! So very sweet!
    Jodi =)

  18. Great card.... how lovely to craft just for yourself.
    Sandra x

  19. This card is beautiful Juls. I agree with you about following challenges etc, and it's so nice to do something your way, no sketch,no certain colours, papers or themes, just what you feel like doing sometimes.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comments, I really appreciate it.
    Julie x

  20. Hiya Juls..
    Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog.... coming over and reading your 'about you' bit and a little of your posts you sound very very much like me! I live for my crafting, eat sleep and dream it to, although the downside is there's no card to show when you wake up!!
    I know what you mean about starting with nothing too and seeing how the day goes, thats usually the way i do it..either that or a good old sketch challenge to kick me into gear lol

    I love the simple and stylish design of the card above, i cant do these, i always feel i need to add more!
    right i've now waffled enough TTFN
    hugs Minxy x

  21. Fabulous card Juls Dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

  22. This is very stylish Juls. Sometimes less is best. I've just posted two cards and the sympathy card is plainer than usual just because it is a sympathy card and it's for an elderly lady. I'm not sure I have a style either! When you follow a sketch you tend to maybe do more than you would without a sketch. I looked at my Christmas card this morning and actually asked myself if it needed anything else? How daft was that?

    Kat xx

  23. This is beautiful Juls,no mojo lost here......I love all the white space!!!
    Hugs xx

  24. Hi Julia

    Looks like your Mojo's back, pleased send a bit my way as I am totally lacking in all things crafty this week.

    I love the simplistic elegance of this one and birides are right in with me just now.

    B x

  25. So cute ! Love the CAS look. Great card Juls

  26. Beautiful card Juls, the polka dots are perfect and the layout is quite simply stunning, well done you for crafting just for yourself...I think I should take a leaf out of your book too :) Donna x

  27. I know what you mean juls, thats why I wanted the cute and girly blog to be wide open to other crafts and style and not set stamps or sketches. I turn off the pc and make cards for church or just look at other blogs in other countries.
    Your free style works a treat, lovely card, simple but striking. janex

  28. stunning card Juls, I love the colour como and the torn edges, you can see you've really enjoyed making this hugs Jill xx

  29. Hey Juls...this is too the scalloped shape and the black and white : )

  30. OOoh What a gorgeous card!!
    Love the colour !

  31. Hi Juls, I totally hear where you're coming from! My mojo went walkies on me too this week and I know why! Trying to create something for a sketch that just would not work for me. Maybe I should just dump the sketch and do what I gotta do!! Would probably save time in the long run. Anyhow, I absolutely adore your card. I love your use of the white space, it is soooo effective. The results are really stunning. keeley xx

  32. I know exactly how you feel, sometimes it's just to much, that's why I take blogging breaks, seems to help alot! Your card is gorgeous Juls, such a sweet bird and I love how you have him sitting there, so many fab little details in that small little space, love it! x