Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Am I becoming a girly girl ?


The other day I was showing my mum my latest cards and she started laughing, I thought it was because she didn't like my cards so got a bit upset. Her actual reason for laughing was I have tried all my life to not do anything "girly". I am a typical tomboy in most things I do, I mostly wear jeans, my favourite sport is boxing, I love loud rap etc etc. I think my mum thinks that I have finally become more "girly", I don't think this is the case but I do think I am more open to pinks, blues, flowers, hearts and butterflies which was definitely not how I was before. I still am not at a stage where I will wear a summer dress with lace or anything but you never know this might just happen in the future :) :)

Anyway, the challenge this week at Less is More is monochrome. I had intentions of using a colour other than "girly" pink but decided to go with pink as I wanted to use these felt flower stickers that I have been hording for a long time. My husband helped me design the variations of pink background scene on photoshop. I added the text in a darker pink and also added a few pink diamantes to give the card a lift. I have made this card for my friend's mum who is turning 80. My friend initially asked me to use red, green and white but all  I could do with those colours was a Christmas themed card so asked her if I could use other colours and she said yes.

I am still having problems commenting on blogs, I am not being rude its just not working for me although I have tried many times. Hopefully this problem will be solved soon and I can start commenting on all the beautiful work I am seeing everywhere.

The challenges I have included-
Less is more-Monochrome

Thanks for visiting and hopefully by the end of this week I will have my new blog header and other design elements up that are currently a work in progress.

34 comments:

E.T said...

It is a super sweet card. blame it all on the card making for turning you a bit girly... it spoils the best of the best lol

Carol said...

Sweet card ! Lovely flowers !

Carol

Fluffles said...

Beautiful card. Love it. Jx

Mandi said...

This is just FAB, I love your style Susan!
Seems a lot of people are unchecking the keep me signed in box and it is working for them!
hope it may for you
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Fab card, girly or otherwise!

Kathyk

Julie said...

I really like this card, great simple style

Irene said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog.

A beautiful card, with fab flowers.

irene
xxxx

sasa said...

A truly fabulous creation - such an amazing design. The colours, depth and texture...Wonderful. Your blog, style and work is stunning too - amazing artwork indeed.
Sarah at 162

Jenny said...

Hi Susan, Just love your card, the flowers are so sweet and the pink tones are perfect. This is definitely girly...but it's good to be occasionally :)
Thanks for joining me at my blog :)
Jenny x

Pauline said...

Gorgeous beautiful felt flowers! A lovely little scene.

Sue - said...

Very pretty card

Netty said...

Yep definitely a girly card......but very pretty...lol Annette x

Aileen said...

Super funky flowers. x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love those funky flowers, and the shades of pink are fab.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card
Beryl x

Hannah said...

Wow, I love your card, absolutely stunning. Those flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for the link to the artist, her work is lovely :)

Viv said...

Lovely card, loving the pink too, well done on doing a 'girly' card also. Like your music here btw:O) Viv xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is fabulous. I just love those flowers. TFS.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning! I really love this card. You are a natural at pink! :-)
Love the little background you created and theose felt blooms are fantastic.

Kathleen said...

Was going to comment on your card last night then realised the time, but it is just lovely and not over girlie. Boys will be boys and Girls will be girls. Love this card.
Thanks for your comments.

Kath x

Chrissie said...

This is fabulous Susan, a superb design.
I love the colour choice!
Thanks so much for joining our challenge!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Karen B. said...

I think you do pink well! Love the design.

Emily Keaton said...

Such a sweet, super cute card!! I love those pretty flowers. I don't think this is "girly" really at all. But I do love it!!

Emily Keaton said...

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Carol said...

This is so pretty, love the colour. Carol x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is beautiful. Pink and flowers don't have to mean fussy or girlie - and I think you've just proved it!

Maureen said...

A brilliant card - looks stunning actually!!

shobanarravi said...

Very pretty indeed! :) Liking all the accents and well...everything! :)

Rita said...

Beautiful card Susan. Hugs Rita xx

Loli said...

Hello Suz, thank you for to visit my blog.
the pink is a great colour, the pink is the colour for therapy relaxation againts the stress and making card, i think, is a relaxing time.
Very beautiful girly relaxin card:D i love it.
A hug from Palma de Mallorca
I think perhaps you can be a "tomgirly":D

Sharon said...

Pretty card. Love the colour.
hugs
Sharon x

Anne said...

Those stickers have made a lovely card, very nice. I find I can comment in Firefox but not Explorer, HTH
Anne
x

Susan said...

I don't think using pink makes you a "girly-girl"...it just means that you are stretching your creative muscles!

Very pretty card!
Susan@Keeping in Touch

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Susan! Love the pink flowers and the square shape. :o)