Mid-week making

I love doing crafty things at weekends as I have an endless period of time to create and clear up afterwards! Last week I needed a thank you card and after a lunch time spent searching in many card shops, I just couldn't find a card that fitted the occasion. So I decided to pull out my paper and card stash and create a card when I got home from work one evening. I had an idea of the type of card I wanted to make, something that had a few of my favourite colours, look a bit like a patchwork quilt and use my brown card and matching envelope that I had tucked away in my card making box. After about an hour I'd created the card and drafted my message. I was pretty happy with the results...

Naturally pinks, cream and brown were on the menu, but also a touch of pattern with spots and stripes. I added a piece of ribbon from my stash to match the central square and the other accents of brown in the patterned squares, and to give the card a 'gift' feel to say thank you.

Making the card during the week got me thinking that maybe I should use an evening per week to get stuck into my projects and dedicate a bit of me time after a busy day at work. It's a nice feeling go to bed knowing you've done something a little bit extra with your day. Hopefully I made the recipient smile when they received my handmade card...I know I certainly gave myself a mid-week creative boost during a cold February evening! Talking of mid-week making I should get started with a project this week.