Friday, 10 January 2014

The Thing is..

To me, being poorly means I can lie on the sofa and browse blogs, leave witty comments, crochet some, maybe do some scrapbooking.  In reality of course, being poorly means I haven't done anything...even reading seemed like hard work.  So I've emerged from two wasted days and feel the need to do some catching up.  Cor, what a a waste of time! Nevertheless, I'm reporting on the week's crafting.  Such as it was.
I was at Crop last weekend and managed to make 5 layouts.  I can hear you saying that if they were all as simple as this one, no wonder I made five.  Yep.  But you forget, the focus of Crop is social and food; so any number of completions is a triumph!  
See, if taking a photo of just yourself is a 'selfie', surely this is a twoie?
This one is Coredinations paper, a scrap of Basic Grey and some bits and pieces that came from rummaging.  
Turns out that I made four of five Layouts about me and Mr Dunnit too, so I won't be boring you to death with loads of pics of us.  Yet.  But, I thought you may like to see this lovely photo of Jan.  I used a Pagemaps sketch for the LO and am really pleased with it.  And her for letting me have the photo.

It's 7 Gypsies 'Provance' paper (still fairly convinced that they spelt it wrong by mistake) and loads of scraps.  The fabric frame is by SEI or KI, I can't remember.  There is a combining theme here - the star sticky tape.  I've had it since 2006 and I fear it will turn up on almost anything I make until it's gone now.  Funny how stuff becomes so useful after a good rummage!  I'm pleased to be using stuff up. But I'm not making any rash promises about not buying new stuff.  I can't do that.  And that's the thing.  This year will be much the same as the last.  Me talking about my considered purchases..and then probably not using them for a while.   


25 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can simply FEEL the love in that photo of you and Mr. D. What an awesome scrapbook page. Some may think it's simple, I think it's love and honoring love. It's very touching.

What a great photo of Jan, too. SO sweet of her to provide the photo.

I can often tell what I had found in my stash by what I was using in my altered art. It stands to reason, at least that you would use that tape on more than one layout at a crop. And knowing you, you'll be using the old and hoarding the new. OH WAIT. That's what I'd do!

Annie said...

Gorgeous LOs using really special photos Julia. Really hoping you're feeling much better very soon.
Big healing hugs,
Annie x

mamapez5 said...

Lovely layouts. I love the photo of shadows. This is going to be my year for scrapbooking.. This morning I received some Celtic papers from the making memories sale ready for a book about our holiday in Ireland in 2012! We'll see. Well done for using up stash. Another one of my 'This year I'm going to..' Hope you are feeling better now. Kate x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Thank you! I feel better knowing you aren't going to lie to us and yourself about not buying more stuff. I like the idea of using up stuff one has lying around but heaven forbid I stop buying! Great little layouts and they don't all have to be complicated involved pages.

Elizabeth said...

Sorry to learn you haven't been well Julia ... hope you are well on the mend now. And I've discovered that whatever you think you might do when you are poorly, very little actually gets done except a lot of sofa pressing, TV watching, and snoozing ... all absolutely essential for a full recovery :) Love your 'twoie' photograph. Lovely pages too. Keep well, hugs, Elizabeth xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Two wonderful clean and simple layouts, Julia! The love you have for Mr. Dunnit and Mrs. Jan just radiates from the pages! And get her with her own beach!!

I hope you stay all better now! Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

Loving the LOs.

Hope you feel much better. Sue 31

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, I don't remember giving you a copy of that!!! It's a lovely LO anyway, thank you :-)
Glad that you're feeling better, keep glugging the Covonia....
Xxxxxxx

Helen said...

Glad you're on the mend - hope you catch up with your blog visits and other stuff soon! Love the layouts - both of them - the pic of you and Mr D is great, and as you say, so is the one of Jan. Take care.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Hope you are feeling better by now! Love those Los, nothing wrong with simple! Chrisx

Debbie Frost said...

Love your colours & layout what a loving photo! Hope you're feeling better now.

jill said...

Sorry to hear your not feeling we.ll , hope you feel better soon.
Lovely lay outs Julia.

Eliza said...

Great layouts Julia and simple sometimes is best, you nailed it with these ones. I like the title on the first one too.

Hugs Eliza

Nan G said...

Fab LOs, Julia! Yep, it's a Twoie! :) So that's what Jan looks like. Do hope you're on the mend and the cold as gone to colder climes.

Missy Myzdamena said...

Lovely page xxx hope you feel better now. Yes, I bet there are loads of people that think that I can craft every day to my heart's content and wonder why I don't have a craft shop full of stuff by now! Ooo I really like that one with the twoeie xxxxxxxx

Missy Myzdamena said...

I think that a photo taken by one person and more than one other in it should be called a squishie. :-D I do feel so very squished trying to take a photo that way :-D

Kirsty.A said...

Glad you're feeling better. Using up old stash always feels good, I find

MaggieC said...

Lovely layouts and you should never apologise for them being "simple". Less is more is a good way to go, and focusses the attention where it should be, on those great photos. Hope you soon feel very much better. xx Maggie

Claireliz said...

Gorgeous layouts Julia.
C xx

Carole Z said...

Lovely layouts and photos! Hope you are feeling better :) Carole Z X

505whimsygirl said...

What a great photo of you and Mr. D. I love the long shadow one too. I don't do any scrapbooking but always enjoy seeing what others come up with.

LLJ is just too dang cute!

Hugs,
Kay

PS Hoping you are feeling better. I was having dizzy spells all day Sunday and Monday.

Jackie said...

Sorry your not feeling to great!
How nice to see pictures of yourself and MrD , I now realise you may be a long lost twin sister!!! Just put a bob haircut on you and it's me!!!!!!!
Jackie

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Julia, I've been MIA for health reason but I'm finally back and am enjoying vising all my talented and lovely blog friends. Your layouts are lovely and good for you for using your stash and clean and simple is just fine, not everyone is into the mixed media stuff. I love your Twoie, and you are never boring my dear. I hope you feeling better, see you tomorrow, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Winnie said...

Hope you are feeling better! Love the layouts! I am still chuckling over the Twoie! Great photo too. Love the one of Jan as well. I think Peter Mayle would agree with you on the spelling of the paper! See you again tomorrow!

akilli melek said...

great layouts, i dont think i even get that many done at a crop, lol
My number of Ayla photos is building, as is my stash of lovely paper. alas i just never seem to get round to putting them all together, lol.
caroline x