On Friday I went to MakeIt, a craft show at Farnborough. I found a new-to-me trader called Craftwork Cards with some really nice stuff. I bought a card kit to make 40 cards, with cards, papers, ribbons, die-cut embossed frames and printed greetings for £10 and decided to use it to make this week's challenge for Friday Sketchers, a very nice sketch from Jacqueline in the Netherlands.
The really interesting product that they had on their stand is an interesting kind of faux brad that they call Card Candy . They are made from cardboard and are stuck down with silicone glue or foam pads. Now I like brads, but... sometimes they make the card so bulky that it costs extra to post, sometimes the "legs" show through tin paper on cards and sometimes I don't know that a card "needs" a brad until I've matted and layered and it's too late to put one on! So I thought this was a great idea and bought a couple of packs in different colours to the ones in the card kit.
Anyway, on with the card :). All papers from Craftwork Cards kit, as are ribbon, "brads" and greeting. I've gold-embossed a Hero Arts cupcake onto their paper, rubbed chalk ink onto the cake wrapper and added a pink gemstone to the top of the cake. It's a nice sketch to use and I love the card kit. I'm not sure it will make 40 for me as I like to layer quite a lot of papers onto my cards, but it certainly makes plenty of quick and easy co-ordinated cards.