Saturday, 11 May 2013

Searching for my style....

Can you learn style or is it just a talent you have? I seem to spend hours looking at examples of other people's work and mine just doesn't seem to have that 'wow' factor that others do. Is this something everyone suffers from? Is it just it's harder to appreciate the beauty in your own work?

It seems I favour a clean and simple style, I don't like some if the really 'busy' cards that you find on some sites, but I haven't yet figured out how to make mine really special...any advice? 

In the mean time as I didn't share this when it was Mother's Day in the UK I'll share it now, little boy reminded me a bit of Tom! 
There is a bit of story to the making of this card, I made it while visiting my parents during Feb half term. I only took my laptop, some paper, scissors, craft knife and the 2012 limited edition Promarkers and thought I'd see what I could make.

Realised once I got to Leicester I had forgotten the crucial card stock and glue!!! Quick trip to the Range solved that problem, and away I went.

Card - Papermania
Image - Sliejke Digi Stamps
All other materials from Do Crafts Digital Designer CDs
Paper & Border - Tulip & Friends
Journalling Card- Forever Friends Best of British
Greeting - Wellinton Sunny Days
I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:
Created with Love - Mothers Day
Creative Stamp Friends - Mothers Day
Love to Create - Mom or Special Lady
Celebrate the Occasion - Mothers Day


Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Well it's been a while!


I decided that it was time to stop trying to keep quite so many balls in the air! For various crazy reasons I've not had time to do much, work has been manic, family life is just sometimes chaos and the house frequently looks like a bomb has hit it!
I also made the mistake of trying to keep up with lots of the different challenge blogs and therefore failing to do any! I've now picked a favourite few and am trying to enter a few challenges again

Things are starting to get back to normal and I've got a few things to share over the next few days....

Starting with...

Card from Stash
Sentiment from Ginger's House
Stamp by Sugar Nelllie
Coloured with Promarkers
Stickles used on wings and wand.
Stick on jewels were freebies from a magazine

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - Birthdays
Crafty Sentiments - Use a Sentiment
2 Sisters - Bingo Bash (middle column gems, image, sentiment)
Addicted to stamps and more - #44 Addicted to CAS