Monday, 28 May 2007

Monthly Inchie Swap

June's theme is "flowers" or "plants" here are mine ~ all made using chalk inks and various flowery stamps!

and here's an atc using the same theme to say 'thank you' to the hostess ;-)

Yummy post for me....

from Mary! Thanx Mary ~ absolutely love these atcs :-)

A hostess atc from Gillian H

And finally..... lovely card from my friend, Donna ~ we did a gothic arch swap ~ only I haven't done mine yet!

Thanx so much all of you :-D

Faces ATC's

Sarah is organising a 'Faces' ATC swap on Z's forum ~ Here's my efforts ~ it's a 3/3 swap

Proverbs Swap

on Craftshare forum. I chose to do "All Roads lead to Rome" and "A bird in the hand...."

TH Stylie Swap

on ~ used a similar layout for all using distress inks and TH stamps

Postage Swap

on Z's forum ~ used background PP, Paperartsy images with a bit of distress inks on it.

My Other Red Swaps

done for the monthly colour swap on Z's forum. I used a background made by Shary on her twirl and paint and a Paperartsy stamp.

Using the same stamp but on a distressed Red Brick background.

List of ATC's just gets longer.....

Well coming back from holiday to a great big shock...... 49 atcs to make! So my lovely friend Anne came over to do some crafting yesterday and I managed to make 15 of them!

Heres one of them....

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Greetiıngs from Marmaris

Hope everyone is surviving without me! lol

We are haviıng a great holiday but im badly sunburnt - ouch- on a boat trip to see some dolphins.

See you all when İ get back :-)

Here's the ladies enjoying themselves!

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

I'm off on my jolly holidays

on Thursday so I doubt much will be added here til after I get back next Friday! I'm going to Marmaris in Turkey and I can't wait to go and see the sunshine!

Red swap on Z's forum

I've done this today ~ I used a new stamp I got of Frida from Lost Coast Designs (been after one of these for ages!) and I used red Vivid! ink for the background ~ these inks really are Vivid! and the background stamp is from Stampers Anon.

Sunday, 13 May 2007


ATC for the Make me Happy game on Z's forum. Hope this is 'lime' enough for you Z! lol

I used vivid ink for the background and a tuscan rose stamp.

Saturday, 12 May 2007

ATC's made for Anne

My good friend, Anne gave me a piece of 12 x 12 (k&co ~brianna) and gave me a challenge of making 2 ATC's using it. Here's what I came up with ~ I quite like them (for a change!) I have collaged which is something I dont do much these days. Hope you like them Anne!

Thursday, 10 May 2007

Spin and Splash

Well .... had a bit of a play with my twirl and paint machine I got from the ELC ~ these aren't as bad as the first lot I did. If anyone has any tips or tricks to this technique please speak up! Any help would be appreciated. They are using different types of paint/inks ~ the alcohol inks are the first on the second row and didnt work at all!

Am I addicted....

to ATC's? I should have called my blog Magical World of ATC's. I have a few to make this week for various swaps I have joined. I have two Tim Holtz stylie ones to do for Z's swap on 2 for the 'red' swap, 4 crows for my friend, Cassandra and a couple for a postage swap I am organising.

Well.... better get moving as I've not done anything creative today!

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Australia ATC swap

I am joining in with a swap on an ATC forum on Yahoo groups.... I've been a member for a while now and had some lovely swaps from them.

It is a shades of grey themed swap. The top two have been done using some new stamps from Collage Stuff ~ the cemetery angels plate, 2 shades of grey inks and some charcoal chalk ink for the stamping.

The bottom two, I used the same grey inks for the backgrounds and used a couple of images that have been stamped out in grey StazOn. Background stamps are both TH ~ you can see i dont clean my stamps very well as the eiffel tower on the background has a reddish tinge to it!! lol

I thought these were due in by the end of May but I've just checked and its June! Yay! I'm in front with some swaps at long last!

Monday, 7 May 2007

ATC Challenge swap

with Shary ~ every month my friend, Shary and I take it in turns to send each other images to do a 3/3 swap ~ heres mine for this month for Shary with images Shary chose to send :-)
I used distress inks for the backgrounds on the orange and green one and the purple one for the background i used a pearl ex ink pad. And of course bits of chalk inks here and there on all three! lol

The next swap we do is the Non-Sequitur ''Memories of Italy'' plate.... so call back to see how I get on with those.


Here is my first set of Inchies ~ made for a 'faces' swap on Z's forum ~ organised by Shary :-) have used mostly chalk inks, stampers anon stamps, invoke arts, and hampton art stamps.

not sure if i like doing these or not!
oops! ~ not a very straight photo! lol

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Postage Stamp People ATC

Here are 4 ATC's I have made today for a postage stamp people atc swap on

I used the old faithful ~ chalk ink backgrounds, stamped backgrounds using TH and Lost Coast Designs. Collaged images with postage stamps :-)