Friday, 21 August 2009

I have a li'l confession to make...

...I've not bought any Magnolia stamps for a while. The reason? I stopped liking them...

I still loved the old ones I had, but the new ones? I just didn't like 'em... I loved what I saw everyone else do with them, but knew I wouldn't be able to do that gorgeously, shabby thing that seemed to suit them.

I finally 'fessed up to a friend who, after throwing stones at me for such blasphemy, very kindly stamped up some of these summer ones for me.

And yeah - I do like them. I don't think I'll ever feel quite the same about them as I once did, but their place in my inky heart has been re-established.
Now I just need to work on the fact that I have this new issue with flowers - anyone else think they just look kinda weird?



Glitter Monkey said...

Flowers wierd??!! Since when woman!! That's blasphemy in itself in this house. As for the Magnolia stamps - I am soooooo with you on this one. I think I've only bought one or two from each collection for at least the last year. I do think they are getting better though. Great card. I am now mentally blocking what you said about flowers. Lol Lynn ♥

Emma said...

I must be looking at a different card to you Leann - this is beautiful, what are you on about flowers ? - crazy lady LOL!

Again - I love your choice of colours and the layering is perfect. Have a great weekend :D

Emma xx

Christine (Craftling) said...

Leann, hunny, it's you.. You're not feeling well. Take two aspirin* and go lie down in a darkened room for half an hour. You'll be right as rain, I promise.

* Chocolate & wine are also effective therapies.

Dr Chris xx

P.S. You did a fab job with this card, which is symptomatic of it all being a 24 hour bug.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Leann you have made such a stunning card!
She is just adorable and those flowers are stunning!
kim x

simplyfairies said...

Oh my gorgeous!! Fabulously put together!

Vicky said...

I think this card is gorgeous Leanne, and the flowers look fab {not weird!}.
Have a good weekend!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

My name is Jo and I too confess to stop loving Magnolia stamps and stopped buying them and just relied on those lovely kind crafty buddies of mine to supply the odd few I did like !!!

Not with you at all on the flowers - yours just look fantabulous ! I adore all your flowers, you make them look so modern looking (if that is the right lot of words to use ?). Adore your card.

Have a fantastic weekend hun.


Jo xxx

SallyB said...

Hi leann...Do you know what...I know where you are coming from....I love the vintage look that goes with Magnolias, but I can't do it. I like clean lines and bright fresh colours that go with the modern image better, so I just use the ones that go best with my style. I think the trick is stick to the original ones you love and find something new to mix'n'match.
I have to go off and do something else every now again just because I get a bit bored of doing the same sort of card. I tend to use flowers if there is a flower in the image...I'm not keen on flowers on seaside themed cards.
Good for you for speaking out!

Nannieflash said...

Oh dear Leann, never mind, love the card, its been beautifully coloured and the papers are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Leann,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Ria said...

Ohhh I think I know what you mean ;)But your card is gorgeouss :)

hugs Ria

Michell said...

Oh!! Gorgeous again!!
I love your work...

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