Sunday, 1 August 2010

Domestic Godess

Hello All,

Sorry I have been AWOL again....I was putting away some of my new goodies from my recent hols...and I thought I would sort out one box of stuff...then I decided just to do the whole shelf...then in the end I tidied and reorganized my entire craft room ( well its more of a spare room come office come craft room......but I refer to it as my craft room)......half way through sorting I wish I had not started, I spent a whole afternoon and 3 very long evenings doing it, and finally I finished....It feels great to be so organized..that will last all of 5 min!

I discovered things I forgot I had, and I have once again put myself on a guilt trip at just having sooooooooo much stuff! It really is shocking, 2 years ago I put myself on a spending ban, where I did not buy any craft things for 6 months (except adhesive and white card)........amazingly I stuck to it...I don't particularly want to do that again, but I think I do need to exercise a little more restraint for a while!

I have made a couple more wedding cards....but I hate them so I have not been brave enough to show them here! I think I have sickened myself of wedding cards, so this evening I just thought I would have a little play and just do what I wast and hopefully get the old creative juices going again!

This is one of my new stamps....I Love it!!! it is from Kanban, which I have coloured with copics and used it with my new papers "Bo Bunny - Petal Pushers"

This is my entry for:

Totally Papercrafts - Going to the Movies (I have chosen "Julie and Julia" - I love that film, about Julie, setting up a blog to report her progress on working through Julia Child's cookbook.....seems very appropriate as my name is Julia, I have a best friend called Julie, and My love of blogging!!!! he he)
Paperplay - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls


  1. Hi Juls,
    This is a fantastic brightly coloured card with a fabulous image.
    Sounds as though your tidy up turned into a marathon but I'll bet you're glad it's done.
    Fiona x

  2. oh juls hun this is gorgoues,so love the coulrs on this,perfect hugs cheryl xxxxx

  3. Fabulous card Juls.. love the bright colours, shape and the fabulous layout.

    I wish I was so organised :)

    Sharon x

  4. LOLOL Juls! I'm reading about how you went about cleaning and then just ended up spending the WHOLE DAY cleaning! hehe!

    Well oh my goodness, this card is absolutely FABULOUS! Oh how I LOVE these colors!!! It's GORGEOUS! And this easel style is BEAUTIFUL ... I think I may try it! Thank you for the inspiration!!! I love it!!!

    Big Hugs to YOU!

  5. Hiya Juls
    Fancy popping round to mine and sorting out my stash too? lol!!!
    It realy is quite scary the amountg of 'stuff' we all seem to collect isn't it. I would love to have the same control as you - only purchasing adhesive and white card for 6 months sounds good, but not likely to do that lol!!! Especially as my fav. craft time is heading our way.
    Anyways - enough waffle - your card is stunning - as always - I love your style and your use of such fab fun colours.
    I bet your wedding cards were gorgeous too - you are too tough on yourself!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  6. Gorgeous card Juls, I love those papers- perfect with that stamps. Well done on your big tidy up too
    Claire xx

  7. Beautiful easel card Juls!Fabulous papers and the image is colored beautifully!

  8. Gorgeous card, I love the shape and colours,such a fun image.
    I wish I could get motivated to clear my craft room out!

  9. Hi Juls

    A gorgeous colourful card .. .. that backing paper is so scrummy!!

    Well done on the "clear up" campaign. You are putting us all to shame!!!

    I thought about you the other day and all the wedding cards you are making and it suddenly dawned on me .. .. have you got to buy wedding presents to go alongside all of those cards!!

    Love Jules xx

  10. Oh this is so very gorgeous!
    Beautiful colours and wonderful design!
    So brilliant that you have now organised everything!
    kim x

  11. This is so gorgeous Juls.

  12. Lovely vibrant colour combo :) I am trying hard to organise stuff here too!! It is taking me forever though 'cos some days I'd rather be sat in the garden in the sun after work LOL
    xoxo Sioux

  13. Hello ! What a superb card, great work !

  14. OMG!! watta lovely card, ur super talented!! And so very sweet ur comments always make my day,, ty and keep up da gud work... bye huggs

  15. lovely bright cheerful card. I love the shape you chose too. gorgeous!

  16. Hi Juls
    gorgeous card, luv the image, lovely papers & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  17. Hi juls. wow wee! I love it, you have certainly had a change of colour, after all those wedding cards and its perfect. hugs chris xx

  18. Hiya Juls

    fabulous card I love the shape and the boldness of your colours, gorgeous!. Thanks for joining us at tpc


  19. Oooh love this card Juls. The bracket shape looks great on an easel card and those colours are really bright and attractive. Great job.
    It's a lovely feeling when you've had a real sort out, now down to more creating.
    Hope you've had a good start to the week.
    Luv B xxxx

  20. Oh Juls, you can't just say 'goodies from my recent hols' and then just leave us hanging there in suspenders! LOL!! Tell all!! Or SHOW! I just love these new Kanban stamp sets, I've been eyeing them up too. Your card is just fabulously beautiful! LOVE the PINK! And the scallopy shape! I know what you mean about the spending ban. I say that to myself and then I get a glimpse of the new releases at CHA and I just know that all good intentions have gone west! keeleyxx

  21. This is gorgeous Juls, love the shape & good on you for having a sort out, I'm thinking about it buts thats all lol

  22. What a great easel card! Love the image, the great colors! Thank you for playing along with us at DDCC.

  23. What a fun, fun easel card, Juls! Love the bright and bold colors!! Hugs!!

  24. WOW beautiful bright colours and that diecut is fabulous!!!
    Hugs xx

  25. This is fabulous Juls, I love how bright it is. Well done for reorganising your craft room - even if it did take ages.
    Clare x

  26. Love this card juls, so very Nigella, very mod.
    Cleaning the craftroom is like painting the 4th bridge, so as you finish its a mess again. janex

  27. I envy you having your craft room all organized! I really need to do that myself! love this great image and your wonderful coloring - the DP is super as well as the flowers - what a fun easel card!

  28. Fab fun card Juls, love the papers!

    Good for you having gone 6mths with the spending ban, we are all so guilty! Ive just joined up with a new challenge to make us used our older stock, why not have a peep too? Oldie but a Goodie, due to start very soon I believe.

    Keryn x

  29. Love this card Juls. Sometimes it's great just to do what you want isn't it instead of what you have to!!

    Not sure I could cope with a spending ban but I really need to sort out my stash and give a load to a charity shop. You know what I mean - I think we all have stuff we don't know why we bought it.

    I've had a dreadful internet connection for about 2 weeks. Some nights it goes on and off all the time. 1 night I couldn't get on till late and last night not at all. Bit of a panic when you're on 3 DTs and need to comment and even worse make cards lol!

    Kat xx

  30. I had to smile to myself reading this Jules, I have done the same myself in the past, just start out cleaning a little and end up making more mess and having to do the lot...

    Love the card, its so bright and zingy, the image is a perfect match for the papers

    I am on a major spending's really hard though when you see new things in blogland, I sometimes feel like a child that has to have the latest toy every time I see
    It's a good thing I can use my friends stash in her shop or I would be in


  31. Oh i love this, its so fun and funky, what a fab design. Great colours too
    love tasha xx

  32. Wish I could restrain for 6 months, good for you! And wow, this is gorgeous, pretty how you did the easel card! Love the paper, colors and flowers!

  33. fabulous card and fab image with the movie title ,,I have never seen that film so will have to find it on DVD :-)

    thanks for joining us on the TPC Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  34. I love this card! The black frame really makes it pop!