Monday, 23 June 2008

Busy Busy Busy! Bookmark & ATC' Swaps

There has been so much going on around here, that I have not been able to keep things up to date here. I have been sewing, crafting as well as trying to continue with sorting my craft area. Not always easy when you have a house to clean and hungry mouths that need feeding! So my little blog has been neglected, but not forgotten. I have been busy also making some RAK's (random acts of kindness) for my CB buddies. I shall be posting them out shortly. Anyhow, onto the topic at hand.... a largish post for you all!

Now that I know this has been received I can now show you pics of the bookmark I made for the swap over at the Crafts Beautiful forum. The theme was cupcakes. I made the template myself because I couldn't find anything else I liked. I have used my Cuttlebug and the swirls embossing folder to the cardstock for the icing and background.

I have also made some ATC's (Artist Tradin Cards) You collect them much like baseball trading cards. I am new to ATC's so these were my first attempts. I quite like how they turned out.

The black and white one was made for a Black & white theme swap. I have entitled it Looking Into the Past. If you look through the window you will see a vintage style dress and bag.

The bird ATC is called Glitter Wings and combines a Christmas stamp from Autumn Leaves and a see-d's flower stamp. The bird on the branch is only partially stamped seeing as I didn't want this one to look like Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, I am in the process of getting things ready for a fair I do around Christmas time. Yes organizing already. It only seems like a few weeks ago I last went! I will be sharing a few details very soon.
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Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Naughty but Nice!

Look what the postie has delivered the last couple of days! Some lovely swaps ATC's and RAKs from some wonderful ladies on the CB forum. ATC's are Artist Trading Cards that you collect much like other trading cards and RAKs are Random Acts of Kindness.
(This post is a little photo heavy so please be patient!)

Here are the goodies!
A gorgeous butterfly ATC and RAK from Sequin. I love how she has slightly offset the patterned butterfly above a gold one, and the trademark sequins too. She has even included some of the papers she has used along with other papers and some gold stars in the RAK.

A Fairy card from Babydoc. My daughter adores fairies and I sure she will nab this one given the chance!

A bookmark and RAK from Tiggertastic from the May swap. The may bookmark swap theme was cakes and I love this cute bookmark. I'm guessing this one will be adopted by my daughter too. She is such an avid reader and often has several books on the go at any one time even though she is only 8 years old! Tiggertastic has even sent some lovely papers, ribbons and other crafty things. The male themed papers will be perfect for some birthdays that are coming up.

Two ATC's and a RAK from Lauren. The little pink bear is so cute and my daughter wants to claim this one to start her own ATC collection! The black and white ATC is simply stunning and looks just like a present! More naughty goodies to play with, die cuts, buttons card & beads! I think I need to find more crafting play time! Lauren has even sent my daughter some stickers too!

All of you have been so very generously naughty, but ever so NICE! Thank you soooo much. When I first began my blog 6 months ago I had no idea I would make so many internet buddies. You all mean so much to me and have inspired me in so many ways. Thanks again for your kindness.
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Sunday, 8 June 2008


I have been generously given these three awards by the lovely Cambiel. It was such a lovely surprise to receive them. Now for me to pass them onto three other deserving people.

My Recycled Bags
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Monday, 2 June 2008

Christmas Tag

Caardvarks is having a challenge to make a tag inspired by a month of the year. Thanks Lauren for sharing the link.

Here is my tag inspired by December.

cuttlebug tag snowflakes bag purse Christmas xmas
Christmas is a busy time of shopping for gifts and also for those of you lucky enough it may also snow. I have combined these two things to create my tag.

The bag is actually from a double sided tag that I made from holographic shimmer card and then folded to create the bag shape. The background for the main tag is pearlescent card embossed with the snowflakes on my cuttlebug. The base of the handbag is also embossed with snowflakes too. I love the effect the embossing gives.
cuttlebug tag snowflakes bag purse Christmas xmas

Have you noticed the bling on the bag?
LOL Some green and red seed beads with gold crimps.

I think I will probably be making quite a few of these come Christmas.
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