If you havent discovered Di Hickman's sketches yet , head on over to :
There is such a bumper crop of card samples to get one going !
These are some of my very fave cards ( and have now made their way to Canada to a dear friend , M - of course ! lol )
Just to share some of my process that I enjoy :
In the earlier days of trying to use sketches - at that time it was mainly Pagemap's card maps - there was such a load of lovely sketches & card samples & yet I couldnt get going !
I certainly do have an affinity for simple graphic stuff - having, like Di Hickman ,a bit of graphic design background in my corporate working past.
It works wonders for me - simple , graphic.
These days for card making the choice of pp often sets off the creative spark .
I do not have a particular favourite colour I must say - I try to use up whatever cardstock I have on hand to match the PPs. & my fave papers are usually the ones that are not yet released ! lol
for these cards I'm sooo loving the Heidi Grace new Winter CHA release !
Marina Drive & Oh So Moody lines - & she sure does have a bumper crop of collections released !
I then look at the matching accessories that I got together with the paper & added on the embellies in ways I haven't tried before , where possible.
Of course using some of the latest Prima Sprites & Pop Ups ! simply adds a little pop to any card !
I also totally adore the new Press Petal Gel Chipboard Alphas - glossy finish & polka dotted ! Cos I dont have glossy accent on hand ! ;p; always out of stock in our LSS'