Look what was inside:
A beautiful card and a bunch of gorgeous papers of Fancy Pants' Happy Go Lucky, sent by Cornelie. Wow! I fell in love with them at once. I knew Fancy Pants by name, but I hadn't seen any of their products before. It is such a pity that we don't have a good shop here in this area. Most of the time you'll find great paper pads in a real shop, not online. I'm quite jealous of Cornelie who lives close to Oma Dee.
Now you probably wonder why she sent me these papers. Nope, it wasn't my birthday and I haven't won a challenge or so. I will explain it. Last Saturday Cornelie showed some cards on her blog. I really liked them. While looking at the second one I wondered why I don't use design papers more often. If you have followed my blog for a longer period you know that I worked quite a lot with design papers before. But the last one and a half year I switched to a more CAS style, quite unconsciously, although there is more than enough paper in my stash. So, I wrote Cornelie a comment and told her that I should work more with design papers. According to her writing she sent me an e-mail, but unfortunately I haven't received it. As I understand from the card, Cornelie challenged me and I guess it was something like creating a card with design papers. Am I right, Cornelie? To make the challenge more fun, she sent me this bunch of papers. What a great start of the weekend!
So, I could do two things: send an email to Cornelie, ask her to send the challenge again and wait for her reply or make a card at once. I couldn't resist the second thought, too excited about these papers. I hurried to my craft room, looked up the sketch she has used and started. And this is the result:
It was like a throwing a little party in my craft room and I wondered a bit more: why haven't I created cards like this one for such a long time?! Maybe I should use sketches more often when I don't have any inspiration... Anyway, I used a stamp of Papertrey Ink (Birthday Tags) and distressed the edges of the papers with Tea Dye.
Looking at the picture, there is actually one thing missing what is typical me. Do you know what?!
Of course I am going to send Cornelie an email and take up the challenge she gave me. So I will be back with another card made with these great papers!
Cornelie, thank you so much for the papers, your card and the inspiration you gave me! Isn't it wonderful to meet people online who feel like creative friends?
Thanks for hopping by and enjoy your weekend!