Card toppers? Really?

It’s funny, but Laura, at my crop, always says Lucky you!  You must get loads of stuff sent to you to test or use! because of UKS. In reality I can probably count on one hand the times I’ve been approached by someone who wanted me to try something and comment on it.  I think the issue is that there is always the fear that if you get sent something free you will be more inclined to review it favourably.  I don’t do that.  If I like something, I am happy to use it and talk about it.  If I hate it I am happy to send it back rather than lie about how much I like it.

Thankfully, I didn’t just go Yeah, right. Cards when Cardmaker’s Delight emailed me.  I went to the site.  And WOW.  I saw so many sets that I just loved. Wouldn’t these work so well with Prima papers or Webster’s pages? as a little extra? Or as the embellishments for a mini-book? Some of them could even be journaling blocks.

Or these? They are a 49mm x 86mm so not exactly ATC size, but I think they could be incorporated nicely, as a background to build on, maybe.

I was very excited to get my little sample set.  Of the ones they sent, and I know it is all down to personal taste and I am not really a teacups and angels kinda gal, this handful really appealed to me.

I was all set to use the center one, but as I was rushing to pack my crop bag I managed to grab purple flowers rather than pinks so I had to quickly adjust when I unpacked. Fortunately I had this topper as well.

The lacy frame is one of the Marianne Creatables and just sets off the topper without totally framing it.  I’m ok with that. The background was embossed with a folder then smudged with Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord on the high spots.  Some little flowers and a sentiment (cheers to Allison for that – must find that set – it’s very delicate and small and stamps well) finished it off.  Too purple?  I did mess about with a lighter background, but went with the more is more version LOL!

I did also get a full set, in addition to the random samples, but again it isn’t something I would have chosen myself.   Despite that, I did immediately have an idea of how I wanted to use it.  The mechanics of it took me longer to work out than I thought, and I ran out of crop time.  I’ll finish that and share it soon.

So there you go.  I really like these, and will def. have a closer look now the internet is back (BTW, if I hear one more time from some technical boffin You are quite far from the exchange I may scream) and see what else wants to come live in my stash….