Instead of using patterned paper all the time why not make your own backgrounds? Its simple to do once you find the middle point of the card - work outwards from the centre and create a simple or complex pattern based on what you like or need :)
I made these cards using the Papertrey Ink Heart Print stamps, Stampin' Up! Ink pads and The Scrapbook shop ribbons.
I am starting to get prepared for the carboot season which will hopefully hit soon - i have so many bags of things to sell and so much on 'would like to find' list that im almost counting down the days until they start again :D Do you look forward to the sale season??