Wednesday, 11 May 2011

What's my style?

Hi, and welcome!

I absolutely luuuurve visiting other people's crafty blogs....not just cardmakers......almost any kind of craft will do it for me.......and I am regularly knocked out by all the creativity that I find.
What always amazes me is the diversity within that creativity, and there are many "styles" that I aspire to emulate, with varying degrees of success...............but still haven't worked out what my own particular "style" may be.
When I sit down to make a card, I rarely have much of an idea of what I'm going to do.....which is why I love sketches and a challenge theme.  I think I'm coming to the conclusion that I'm a craft-butterfly....I flit from one thing to the other, doin' a bit of this, and a bit of that, and never really settling on any one other words......fickle, lol.

Today's card is meant for my daughter-in-law, Tanys.....she will be 21 years old at the beginning of June....and I wanted to get ahead of all the up-coming birthdays before we go on holiday........

I actually started with the stamp for this one.......can't remember the maker, but it's a wood-mounted rubber one that I have had for about 6 years, but have always loved.........

I used Perfect Petals Fluid Chalk ink in a soft brown and mounted onto a Nestie's Flower Doily, which was layered onto a white doily that I inked around the edges........

I cut the funky blue flowers from a piece of DP (DCWV)....and the round scalloped one, behind, is a chipboard from K&Co.........

Another of the fussy-cut the sparkle on these...........

The background layers are all from the same Die-Cuts-With-A-View stack , and I inked around the edges with a Promarker......
how d'you like the chipboard "T" (for Tanys).......covered ith with the DP and inked.......the butterflies are two from the same sticker sheet, stuck one on top of the other.....pretty......

The lacey border and corners are cut with Nesties....first time I've used 'em, lol.....
and there's the finished card, again.......
Next card is going to be another male a brother with a birthday at the beginning of I said...tryin' to get ahead with 'em!

Thanks for takin' a it when you do!

Flower Frenzy
Anything goes
Fancy a punch

Anne-Marie x


  1. What ever your style Anne-Marie it is gorgeous. I love the stamp you have used and your backing

  2. The punch is a Martha Stewart Botanical Scallop edger

  3. now THIS is stunning. i LOVE the image and the colors too. you did this sooooooooooooo beautifully!

    i'm not a card player either except with granddaughter. we play slap-jack and go fish!

    hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

    do check me out, my store and
    Glitterbabe@Stitchy Bear

  4. Elegant card :o)
    Know the feeling about getting inspiration from other blogs/type of crafts.... I have sooo many booked marked pages already with things that could inspire me to a new card

  5. Your style is eclectic, sis.

    Adjective: Deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
    Noun: A person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

    And you do a gorgeous job with it! Today's card is so beautiful. I just love every little thing about it.

    I'm glad one of us is ahead in card making, cuz' I'm seriously behind. Hugs!!!

  6. How very pleasing this one is Anne-Marie. Tanys will be thrilled and I am guessing honored to receive it. Hard to believe, only 21...

  7. Oh AM, I love that stamp. And the card is so elegant, perfect for Tanys :) Must emulate B and say hard to believe she is 21, lovely girl from all we hear about her :)

  8. a very pretty card. I love your color combo. Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge at the Crazy Challenge

  9. Hi There..

    Thanks for popping by my blog, hehehe, awwwww shucksssss!!!! lol...

    Love your card, soft colours are so pretty, how lovely is the image..

    Why not pop an join us at my forum Sparkles, we would love to have you there..

    Huggies Angel

  10. Gorgeous card, the image is fab and the design is very lovely :-) I am sure your DIL will love this :-)

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

  11. Beautiful sparkle on the flower! Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

  12. Uhooi..
    Waw,, the card is very pretty and sweet,

  13. Beautiful. She's going to love it!

  14. DCWV stacks are an addiction with me (probably because they are so hard to find DOwn Under). I LOVE that you have used a glitter page as 'diecut' embellishment! Clever idea!
    hugs and blessings,