Wednesday, 23 November 2011

WOYWW 129 - and self inflicted mojo departure!

OK, so I normally love to make Christmas cards, I actually started in January this year (only cos I had a couple of free days when I was bored & still in the christmas spirit, so made a few in the first week!!)  

Then pretty much nothing until I had to start making Christmas samples for publication, and that was in the summer! Made a bunch of sample cards and then forgot about my own Christmas cards, until this week, when I decided I really should get my act together. So I decided to get all clever and make a batch of snowmen cards.  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!  I have discovered that batch making cards is a sure fire way to kill my crafty mojo! 
As you can see from the pic above,  my desk has a few snowmen, and I couldn't cope with them all being the same, so started changing the colours, and I stamped off a load of identical 'SNOW' letters, and cut them all out, made a couple of cards with the words on, and  now I'm bored with looking at them! 

So I am going to resort to my crafty inspiration - tea and chocolate digestives (and tonight's Pro Marker class!) And of course, taking a world-wide wander through other people's crafty inspiration over at Julia's WOYWW blog hop.

thanks for stopping by, and hopefully there will be something more fun to see next time you visit, and the crafty mojo will have reappeared courtesy of Mr McVitie's biscuits!

Deb x

14 comments:

  1. Hi there. Thanks for letting us peek into your creative space this week. It's always inspiring seeing where and how we create! Hope the rest of your week goes very well for you.
    Neil #31

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  2. Lovely creative desk this week.Loving those snowman cards,Hope your mojo and creative inspiration come back soon!
    Have fab wednesday pop by as i have candy up for grabs hugs judex 18

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  3. Hi Deb, you've just confirmed what I've always suspected, that conveyor card making is not for me. I can't think of anything more guaranteed to send the mojo screaming out the craft space. Hope your tea and chocolate biscuit did the trick and that you've had a good WOYWW day. Elizabeth x #81

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  4. Choccy biccies - nothing like it for making you feel better! Just tell yourself that although your snowmen are basically the same, each card is going to be different...kid yourself, it may work!!
    Hugs, LLJ '#39 xx
    PS Due to fulfilling Christmas orders, it looks like I ain't going to do your pegbag for a couple of weeks. Is this OK? Am really sorry...

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  5. Hope mojo returns soon - although I must admit that you have made a lot more Christmas cards than me as I have made a big fat zero! Enjoy the promarker class - it sounds fun. Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 19

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  6. I agree batch making is hard, I have wimped out and am buying mine!happy woyww trace x(30)

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  7. Fab desk, and hope you find that naughty mojo soon.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs
    Cathy xx #3

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  8. oh I sympathise with you, I am always crafting at the wrong time of year and then the years go by and not much went on. You look good without your glasses but then again Ihavent seen you with glasses lol
    Bridget #36

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  9. Oh dear I will keep an eye out for your mojo hun, how naughty of it to go for a wander just when you need it!!

    I must admit, the though of batch making fills me with dread, I dont think I could cope with it!!

    Happy WOYWW

    Lou #41

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  10. Just love those digestives and thankfully I can get them in Australia now. They work wonders for the mojo.

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  11. I have to agree... I know the people getting the cards have no idea that they would be all the same but I just find it so hard to stay motivated in repeating myself... hope the digestives work and your mojo comes back!! Annette #11

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  12. Hi Debs - I'm a bit sad and can happily do batches when the need arises (handy for wedding stationery) - but I can see your point and hope the good ole Mojo returns. Thanks honey for hopping by as you do - we'll have that meeting sometime for sure! Di xx

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  13. I don't do batches Deb, but would do if it helped get them done! Don't panic, you'll end up with a load of 'same but different' cards..and that's just fine, after all, your recipients won't be comparing them will they!! Keep up the biscuits..its a good mojo thing!

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  14. Well, I've never heard of anyone bribing Mr. Mojo with choccie biccies before. That's a new one on me. Still, anything's worth a try, I suppose! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #70

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