*** Crafting and General Life from Becky and her little sidekick Dylan ***

Sunday, 30 January 2011


...I feel like I need a new lease of life with my crafting... this is what I've been pondering of late...

  • Trying a more 'grown up' style
  • Getting away from 'cute'
  • No more colouring in

But in the mean time here is a card which contradicts all of those thoughts he he...

My real issue is that I want to make cards that I can send to friends and family, they really don't 'get' cute and prefer the more simple and stylish feel... decisions!!



Lisa said...

Hi Becky, Gorgeous 'cute' card! I love this sweet SWALK image and fab colours.

I know what you mean about making cards suitable for friends and family who don't do cute. The question you need to ask yourself is would you enjoy making non-cute cards. If you wouldn't then I think it might take the enjoyment away. Just my opinion :-)

Lisa x

Sandra said...

Hi Becky...lovely to see you posting again :0)...and such a beautiful card,love the S.W.A.L.K image and coloured perfectly.

I know what you mean about making more "grown up" cards for family and friends...alot of the cards i post on my blog i wouldn't send to some of my family....and alot of the cards i do send i wouldn't post on my blog....i tend to use images printed from CD's....

Take care
San x

Alicia said...

Hi Becky,
Just saw your post come up in Google Reader...I have been contemplting similar things lately.There are a lot of card-makers out there that dont "colour" and do more sophisticated less "cute" cards. There is some great inspiration at www.aussiecardsforsale.com many different styles and designs. I get lots of my ideas from there.
Alicia xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Becky,
I love this bright, cheerie (and yes cute) card. Gorgeous work.
My advice would be to make what you enjoy making - no point otherwise.
Fiona x

Cheryl said...

oh hun you always come up with the most amazing cards and this is just stunning,love the colurs,the image,layout the lot,just go with what you love best hun,or give it a try,which is all you can do it will be amazing whatever you do hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Liz, said...

This is very adorable but I know what you mean. I go through phases of trying different stuff, some work, some don't. As long as it's all fun.

liz x

She said...

Morning Becky, how are you sweetie? I love this card, it is coloured beautifully and everything co-ordinates. My only words are..........if you have this much talent, just go with the flow, enjoy it and don't agonise about 'styles'.........I hate being labelled! I'll have a go at most things......but just usually end up getting inky and messy :-) Hope to hear from you soon. Love S xxx

Lia said...

wondeful card you made I love the colors they are so bright.
My advice to you is make cards what you enjoy and I hope you will enjoy making cards without cuties and when you don't enjoy this , then making cards on otherwise
hugs Lia

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Becky, love the sweet image and pretty colours too.

Bubbles said...

GORGEOUS card Becky, the image is adorable and beautifully coloured, great layout and fabulously bright! Love the flowers to!
I know exactly what you mean on the 'cute' front my family don't really get it either! But I just love cutie images lol!!!

Joanne x

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Becky - i love the bright cheerful card .. and my advice would be do a bit of everything.. whatever suits the occasion. Don't just have one style.. try them all
But have fun too
Lisa ;)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Becky,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

darcy48 said...

Hi Becky ahhhhh like your colourings and different ways you make up your cards and love having sessions with you when at DD what will we do now so no more craft shows then lol mammy arlinex

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Fabby card Becky so cute! you do what YOU want to do sweetie. I share all my cards on my blog now cute and non cute and if peeps don't like them well they won't need to visit IYKWIM. you keep your what you do best sweetie....creating from the heart!

Ali x

Sue said...

Hi Becky
gorgeous card, fabulous colouring, lovely papers & embelies.
You should make whata ever YOU enjoy doing, i can't compete with some of the work i see on the blogs & feel my cards look boring n naff most of the time, but i do what i like, anyways its good to be different! lol,thats my excuse! sue,xx