As a kid growing up in the 1960s-70s I loved playing all the usual boys games, football, rugby, run outs, British Bulldog, Marbles, climbing trees, Knock down Ginger ... etc.
But I was always fascinated when the girls at school sang little rhymes (usually dirty ones) as they skipped in groups or played "ball" against the school walls.
Fab was ill yesterday I had a bit of time on my hands so I used some sketches I had drawn recently and made some cards from them.
I used 5"X7" white card for both.
The "Skipping" card was backed with Burgundy paper, over laid with a strip of green and pink patterned paper and edged top and bottom with white card cut with decorative scissors.
I then printed out on pink card one of the rhymes the girls would sing (the "clean" version of course) while skipping, then cut the base of it with the same scissors this was then attached to the card and edged with thin pale green and burgundy ribbon.
I decoupaged the picture to give it a bit of dimension and backed it with a white oval cut with the same scissors before using foam pads to adhere it.
Two "Kanban" pearls were backed with the same punched burgundy paper and glued in place.
For the "Leap frog" card I first decoupaged the girls (a bit fiddly at first but easier as the parts get smaller)
I punched the lace edge then backed the card with the same green and pink paper as in the card above leaving some of the white card showing on the right, the edge was covered with a very thin green ribbon.
A thicker piece of Ribbon (luckily the same hue) was added to the "center" of the paper and topped with the decoupage.
Finishing touches were a few die cut flowers around the topper, a few pink gems and a strip of pink paper inside the card to show off the lace.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD - coloured and uncoloured "Leap frog, Skippers and Marbles"