Well, three posts in one week is something of a record! It seems to be all or nothing with me at the moment.
It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago (another reason why I like January!) and I treated myself to the Craftwork Cards Time Flies Collection. If I'm absolutely honest, I was a tiny bit disappointed with this kit in terms of value for money. It is lovely and there is no denying the quality of the foiling and the die-cutting but I'm glad I bought it at a reduced price (from Create & Craft) because I definitely would have felt a bit short-changed at the full price, compared with many other kits I've purchased.
Having said that, I'm very pleased with the first card I made although it was a bit of a marathon effort. I seem to only be able to make easel cards when I want to show-off (!) but I'm glad I did. It meant the card turned into a cross between a "scene card" and an easel card when I realised that the butterflies looked good standing up with little mirror card hinges at the back.
The kit was really easy to work with and it was mainly just a case of matting the background paper and toppers onto silver mirror card. I used a digi-stamp from the Serif Age of Steam digikit and punched the tiny butterflies from some scraps of background paper. I cut the title "Time Flies" off the front of the pack, mainly because I was too tired by then to make my own!
I'm looking forward to making some more cards later this year from this kit although January does seem a good month to remind us that time certainly does fly!
Copyright Melissa Lawrence 2014
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