Monday, 20 August 2012

Just call me Mrs Flexible...

The border die and butterfly are Marianne and the rose is made by Joy.

Here's one of the cards I made for the Demonstration on Saturday.  It's absolutely, totally not my style.  But I'm a flexible professional demonstrator (really, I slay myself!) and making nice things to show to nice people is pretty much what it's about.  Thing is, I say this isn't my style.  I say this quite a lot.  And actually, I no longer know what my style is.  I fear that my style is just following the ideas.  Never did me any harm, but not overtly original, huh.  Anyway, this revelation - indeed, epiphany, means that I am now going to go about being proud of how flexible and accommodating my style actually is. You want die cut samples?  Lend me your die collection and I'm your gal.  You want mini books?  I can do that.  You want rubber stamping? Oh yeah, I'm your gal.  You wanna trip me up and ask for grunge, altered or steampunk?  Erm....try me.....I might very well turn out to have a style somewhere down that road.  It's my road less travelled, is all.  See my jaunty flexibility?  Please do not confuse this with anything non craft related.  And for your own mental health, do not even think about me being bendy.  There is a difference.  Ah... my life - it starts and ends with rubber....

55 comments:

Lisa-Jane said...

LOL! That did make me laugh! I don't know what my style is either but I don't do it for style so it bothers me not :-)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh this made me giggle. But in seriousness the card is beautiful, so pretty, love your .....style?! Lol Take care Zo xx

misteejay said...

Now really Mrs D...I hadn't even thought of anything other than crafting and then it sort of went all 'Fifty shades'...**giggle**

Beautiful card.

I think enjoyment and trying new things is much more important than worrying about whether you have a 'style'.

Toni xx

Monica said...

Does it really matter? have fun enjoy and create. what more does life need.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hmmm, rubber, huh?? No wonder you go all a-quiver whenever we go into a stationEry shop..... *grin*

Artyjen said...

Yes indeed....only some rubber will do
xoxo Sioux

mamapez5 said...

I love your card, (and I'd really love to know what make of die you used to make it!)
I'm all for a bit of flexibility. I have no style: I just like having a bash at anything I see that takes my fancy. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but it's usually fun finding out.
Kate x

Helen said...

It isn't my normal style either, but I appreciate it's elegance and I love the shape of the opening.

Krisha said...

What an elegant card. I'm right there with you when it comes to a "style". My art depends on how I feel when I sit down to start a project of any kind.

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful card!

Jingle said...

This is a GORGEOUS card!

Mrs A. said...

Style is whatever I can manage to comb my hair into first thing of a morning. After that it's anyone's guess! Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Style is whatever I can manage to comb my hair into first thing of a morning. After that it's anyone's guess! Hugs Mrs A.

Annie said...

Hello my flexable friend....how about shortening this 7 pairs of trousers I've got in front of me? :-)
No? ok I ask too much of our friendship eh?
Still love you lots.
Hugs,
A x

Hels Sheridan said...

Hello Mrs Flexible... I know what you mean hun... demo-ing stuff that isn't in the comfort zone... kind of makes you think about what that comfort zone actually is! LOVE that card, it is simply stunning x

Chrysalis said...

So pretty and original! Great stuff, Julia - keep it up. x

Rita said...

Hello Mrs Flexible, your card is magnificent, whatever your forte, this is definately a big contender. I have this die, so hope you don't mind if I give it a whirl. Hugs Rita xx

voodoo vixen said...

I don't have a cookin clue what my style is either!! Someone did say once that they would know my work whether it had my name attached or not... which would sort of indicate that indeed I do have a style (or they were being very polite and saying I do the same stuff all the time)!! LOL
I love that card, it has a classic elegance... just like she who made it!!;)

okienurse said...

OMG! Never thought about it either...I just do my thing. If I see something that is fun I do that for a while...if you need special tools then I am like you I borrow them and that is my style for a while. Oh well be are bendible, moldable, flexible...not a bad way to be in paper arts...Like you it only extends to the paper arts! Vickie

Victoria said...

Great post - really made me chuckle! I always giggle about being bendy/flexible as there's a joke about in Friends. Something Phoebe says. I can't even remember what the joke actually is. Anyway, a beautiful elegant card!

Danielle said...

This is beautiful! Whether it is your style or not, you did an amazing job with it.

Redanne said...

Always guaranteed a smile over at your place..........your card is stunning, no matter what your style is but you should keep this style up for a bit, methinks. Does any of us really have one definite style I wonder.......I know I don't anyway. A x

kyla said...

Wow, a lovely card....as for rubber.....hmmm....the smell, the inkyness...ummm must go :P

Leslie Hanna said...

I have lost my own style, too. I took this year as a "growth" year - taking classes to stretch my skillz. So far, I'm still a lost little stamper.

But you have not lost the ability to enable. I NEED THESE DIES! ACK!

PS: I'm no loner bendy, either. Pffth.

Katie Bolinger said...

This card is stunning. TFS

EELS said...

Hi Julia I think this card is super dooper and I've gotta say my style is 'a bit of this and that' lol.
Cheers, Elaine

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

How lovely!

Neesie said...

Oh to have style...I wish!
But whatever you want to call this type of card, it's certainly looking very elegant ;D
As to you and rubber....I'd best not comment! :$

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is SO beautiful! Perfection! Wishing you happiness today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Sue from Oregon said...

Ha! this post really tickled Mzzz Bendy! Your card is gorgeous!!!

scrappymo! said...

Sometimes I think I know that my style is a sort of recycled, kraft, inked edges look.
But then I get a different idea and go with that...
Sometimes you make cards for occasions and for others (the recipients) personal style...so that flavours it too...
So now I no longer have a style either!!!

That card is very elegant!!!

Lynn Holland said...

It's beautiful that's all you need to know. Lucky person who gets this or lucky people who get to see the real thing.
Lynn -:)

Buttons said...

The trouble with having 'a style' is that you can just get stuck in a rut. So 'Mrs Flexible' you keep going coz it works so well. LOVE the way you have put this card together. Looks dead intricate and complicated as well. Hugs, Buttons x

JoZart said...

I'm just like you....I understand exactly what you say! I make what is wanted and often it's not my style but very often I do slide in extra samples which are more of my choice and sometimes it has an influence on people.
JoZarty x

Joynana said...

Julia, I love your card... it would be so perfect for a wedding. Flexible is good sometimes...

Joynana said...

Julia, back again.. I did not know we needed a style. I love trying all manner of things and then just do the ones I like the best. Forget style and have fun.

Eliza said...

Really Julia you have made me giggle with the comments you come out with. Well it that is what you create and are still unsure about your style, you are doing a brlliant job of it. Great card.

Eliza

Peggy said...

WOW! that is fantastic!!!!!

Darla said...

Your card looks prim and proper to me, very lovely. Not really sure what my style is either....hmm

fairy thoughts said...

Dont you think 'style' is all about being versatile. wjho wants to do the same thing all the time.... boring
janet
PS It is very pretty by the way

StampnInkLady said...

Julia, your card is so yummy and I love reading your posts! I get such a tickle out of how you put things! I would love to get my hands on that border die. Wouldit be possible for you to e-mail me and let me know where I can get it.
Thank you bunches! Hugs Lori
stamper572000@yahoo.com

fairy thoughts said...

hi julia I seem to have lost this weeks WOYWW post not sure if it is me or you. blogger not able to find your non-excistant page. Never mind off to bed now see you later
janet

Di said...

Totally lost me, am I missing some sort of 'in' joke? Do I need to march off to the library?

Whatever, I totally love this card Julia - absolutely elegantly perfectissimo!!

Di xx

Amy E said...

Julia, this is simply stunning...your style or not!!! I would die for that die! (haha! Now I slay myself too!!!)

fairyrocks said...

Thanks for hosting Julia, I have missed you guys. Crazy busy, but I am in at 33 today. That is a first for me.

KatzElbows said...

Stunning. Just gorgeous. And don't worry about style. Just make stuff more beautiful stuff.

Samantha Elliott said...

Super-Lush as my niece would say! Liking that. Will you show us how at the Crop? Pretty please?
xx

Jan McC said...

Total beauty!

Paula Gale said...

Well Julia

I think you're very good at 'not your style' type cards.

This one is no exception. It's gorgeous and actually the first time I've seen a card using those dies... Oh, I've seen the dies - just not what they do - and you've done an amazing job at showing me/us... well, that's what you came to do isn't it!

Mission accomplished!

Happy crafting - in whatever style takes your fancy!

Paula x x x

Mary said...

Wow...I mean really, wow. Julia, your card is beautiful. Now I know I have to buy yet another die...do I sound as though I'm punishing myself? Have a wonderful week and thanks for the inspiration.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

It's a beautiful card. As to your style, I would call it eclectic. Blessings!

Minxy said...

A beautiful card, I love those butterflies and that lattice effect is oh sooo pretty x

Jojorenee said...

This is fabulous!

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