Spent the afternoon making some cute little cards. I wanted to make some super quick and easily – these fit the bill. I used the Yuki range of papers (actually, just the one sheet was used for most of the “frame” cards – the “Hall of Frame” sheet) from Prima Marketing and the Kokeshi range, designed by Samantha Walker from Creative Imaginations (who have now changed their name to “Splash of Colour” by the time I post this, just to confuse you!). The “Hall of Frame” sheet I actually got for Christmas (thanks, Mum!) and loved the sweet little cartoony girls and the intricate frames. I like a bit of fussy-cutting so didn’t mind cutting the frames out by hand, but apparently you can get pre-cut chipboard ones from Prima here. The purple/white polka dot side of the sheet was gorgeous but I didn’t like to waste the front of the sheet so I only used a tiny bit on a couple of the cards (and then bought myself another sheet…) and then used other co-ordinating papers and stamps from my own stash.
I kept the cards simple with only a bit of embellishment here and there. I didn’t feel like mucking about with edging or distressing or anything (it’s too darn hot!). I just bought myself a bottle of Liquid Pearls today and boy, why didn’t I have this stuff before?! It looks awesome and it easier and less fiddly than using adhesive pearls or jewels. Nice!
So I am happy to have made some cards today after the less-than-creative-or-happy week I had last week. Now it’s the start of the working week and I won’t have any time to make any more for days (gasp!) and that makes me sad 😦 But such is life. No workies, no monies for buying paper-craft stuff!