Thursday, 30 January 2014

My Style

Well the challenge themes I've followed on today's project have given me the chance to create something that really is my style of card.  I'm using the card to support the 'Your Style' challenge at As You Like It Challenge and also the 'Lavender and Lace' challenge at Crafty Little Fairies.  And the themes couldn't be better as far as I'm concerned!  :0)

So, let's cover why this card is my style ...

Well, where do I start!!

  1. My favourite LOTV character - I couldn't resist the latest set featuring James the bear and this is my first play with one of the newly released images.  
  2. I've taken the trouble (in honour of James the bear) to paint him with my DI reinkers rather than reaching for my Copics.
  3. Shapes - a lovely fancy nestie shape (for the image) and a shaped card.
  4. Stitching - I've taken the trouble to do some stitching (although I regretted doing the nestie shape - far too many curves and corners to get around it neatlly!)
  5. Pretty pastel colours - my top 3 colours are pink, aqua and purple
  6. Papers - My favourite Papermania paper pad
  7. Embellishments - Pearls are my 'go to' embellishments, and a must have on all my creations.
  8. Pretty coloured twine and lace
  9. Background clouds - I love creating these for the scene that it creates behind the image
  10. Colour coordinated elements - Everything is in various shades of purple and lilac, including an element of the image where I sneaked on a spot of purple on the daisies.

Yup, this is just my style!!!  Hope you like it too.

ps - I've just realised that another reason this is 'my style' is that, as is quite common on my cards, I've forgotten to put a sentiment on it.

At least it keeps it appropriate for any occasion!

That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.   ;0)

Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Sarah said...

A beautiful card Annette and sums you up to a tee!! xx

Squirrel x said...

Your style? So stylish! Gorgeous card hun, James is looking mighty handsome on a summer's day in lavender fields. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Hugs Sxx

Wendy L said...

Well worth the work, gorgeous, xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Very sweet card and sounds like you really enjoyed the process whilst making it. He is gorgeous and you have done a great job of colouring him, I just want to squeeze his little belly, he's so cute.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Annette. I love James, and you've coloured him beautifully.
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Fabulous, lovely card, perfect coloring and I love the shape you have chosen. Thank you for your inspiration!
Anna xxx

nnalorac said...

Yep recognise your style Annette. A gorgeous cute card with James. Love it. Carolxx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such a lovely card, your colouring of James is fab!

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Annette what a gorgeous card! i to entered the lotv chall and on one of my cards just uploaded i used one of your fab free bear sentiments!.
Thanks so much!

Christine L said...

Perfectly lavender Annette... a beautiful card... and I REALLY MUST try colouring James... he sits neglected on my desk!

And 1 - 10 describes your style to a T!

Christine x

Chrissy said...

Stunning colouring little James and the beautiful sky..fabulous papers and love your design..gorgeous.


Wishcraft said...

I'm fairly sure I have no style - I flit around all over the place lol! This is GORGEOUS hun... adorable James is so beautifully coloured, love the purples and fab design :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Carol S. said...

Hi Annette, Love Jame and I have this stamp but not used it yet. Love the way you have coloured him and a pretty design too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card, Annette! Love your rich colouring of James and all your beautiful details.

Jennifer. x
P.S. Your stitching is perfect!

Kat W said...

This definitely sums up your style and it's so lovely - lots of my fave things here too! James looks so fab in DI and with the cloudy background. And I reckon the stitching is a lovely touch and looks perfectly neat to me!
Big hugs, Kat x

Anonymous said...

Oh Annette this card is totally Everything about your style and more! LOVE the colour too! see told you your style was not pink! haha! hugs me xx

Larissa said...

Yes this card is really you! Loved reading about your style. The card is really lovely and James is sweet as always.


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous Netty. This IS truly your style. Love it! Hugs, Wends x

Zippy said...

I love this card and that cute little bear! xxx

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