Thursday 10 September 2009

The Good the Bad and the Not Too Bad

The Good - I set out to make my own version of this clean and simple card by Kristina Werner. I quite like her style. Below you can see my effort - The Bad. I spent all evening on it, much more time than such a simple card really warrants, but no matter what I did to it I didn't like it. I haven't been able to work out what's wrong with it, maybe the proportions are just wrong because I used a square card. I probably won't throw it away, just stick it in the card box in case someone likes it.
Here's my second attempt. I had thought I didn't like the first one because of the white section at the top and because it was just too plain but even when I changed the colours and added patterned paper I couldn't make the layout work. This one is the Not Too Bad one which I actually quite like, probably because I really like the combination of colours. Well there you go, I just thought I'd share some of my poorer efforts. Enjoy your evening.

I have a few flowers to give away. 6 large, 6 small punched from K&Co McKenna paper. If you would like them leave a comment to say so by 6pm UK time tomorrow 11/9/09 and I'll pick a name out of the hat.EDITED TO ADD - The flowers will be going to Amanda, thanks to all of you for your comments and encouragement.


amanda stokes said...

Hi Julie!I think they're both fab the simple ones always take the most time lol
those flower's are gorge where did you get the largest flower punch from?
thanks for giving these away
hugs amanda x

June Nelson said...

What is wrong with these!! I think they are wonderful, All yourt cards are always so unique and beautiful, and thanks for the chance to win the flowers too, im drooling!!!!! xxx

Elaine Stark said...

You are too hard on yourself, I like your cards, my favourite is the second one. I do know how you feel, sometimes cards just don't work out like we imagine.
I would love you to put my name in your hat for the beautiful flowers. Elaine

Vicky said...

Love your choice of papers Julie. I too like Kristina Werner's style and think you have captured it in these cards. Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful flowers. :)x

Mandy said...

Julie don't be hard on yourself hun, your cards are always gorgeous and look that extra bit special which makes them stand out, I'd be very happy if my creations looked like these
Love Mandy
P.S Please put me in the draw for your yummy flowers xx

dolcreations said...

You are way too hard on yourself. I LOVE coming to your blog and checking what you have done! Your cards are so unique and original. You have such gorgeous work here!Please keep it going! I LOVE IT!

Lisa Summerhays said...

I always seem to find something about all of my cards I don't like. I like yours! Simple sometimes is the best way to go. Is the "just a note to say" a stamp? Love the writing.

Jackie said...

I love both versions but especially the top one :o)
Jackie xx

tracy said...

It would be an honour to win some of the flowers that you make so beautifully!fingers crossed
thanks Julie
tracy x

Crafting Andy said...

Both these cards are fab. And the flowers are cool too. Wish I could make some as nice as them.
Thanks for the chance to win them.

Tab said...

I think sometimes we are our own worse critics LOL, I personally love them both....but the 2nd one is probably my fave! Love the dleish colours and papers that you have used!
Hugs Tab xxx

Whimsical Wendy said...

You know I love your work and especially your flowers (gorgeous!). I actually prefer the first card...but I love them both ;0)

Thanks for the chance to win! x

Helen said...

I like both cards...but do prefer the colours on hte second one.
Thanks for the link to Kristina's blog...lots of lovely eye candy there!
Gorgeous flowers too!
Helen x

Caroline said...

Stunning flowers I would love these.

Sue said...

The colours are gorgeous, I like the clean and simple look. Like them both very much.

Kristin Moore said...

Now I like both these cards! Especially the top one- it is unique and edgy- very fun!


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