Monday, 30 March 2015

Day 30 Match ATC Challenge - Pink Dream

Another ATC made with the freebie stamps from Papercrafter Magazine - pink seems to be my colour of the week at the moment!

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Day 29 ATC Challenge - 7 Gypsies Bird

I haven't bought Papercrafter Magazine for ages, but when I saw these fab stamps by 7 Gypsies, I just had to have it!

The ATC was made using up 3 scraps of paper leftover from card making.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Friday, 27 March 2015

Day 27, March ATC Challenge - A Little bit of vintage

I've heat embossed the letter background in gold using a very old and neglected stamp to help offset the purple flower. Finished off with a couple of  contrasting brads in the corner

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Day 26, March ATC Challenge - Don't Be Subtle!

'If you have an important point to make, don't be subtle or clever. Use a Pile Driver' - Sir Winston Churchill

Good advice!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Day 25, March ATC Challenge - Red Blossoms

Its nice to have a bit of colour in your life, isn't it! Now that spring has arrived I want to surround myself with bright colours!!!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Day 24, March ATC Challenge - You Make Me Smile

 Think this one ought to be for my kids  - they often make me smile  (and occasionally can be little stars!)

Monday, 23 March 2015

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Day 22, March ATC Challenge - A Bit of Beef!

This bull is from a vintage cigarette card and teamed with a wooden cow shaped embellishment ( where on earth did I get that from?) 

I used a scrap bit of stamping left over from a previous card. I don't think I have ever made an ATC featuring cattle before!

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Day 21 Little Lion ATC - March Challenge

This little fella was heat embossed with a fine gold powder then coloured with Promarkers. 

He is propped up against my Italian Puzzle Box that I inherited from my Grandparents.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Day 20 March Challenge - Treat Yourself ATC

Everybody deserves a little treat - mine is spending a some time uninterrupted in my craft room, having a play with all my crafting goodies!  What is yours?

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Day 19 Up and Away ATC - March Challenge

Today's ATC features a little girl bunny holding a bunch of balloons against some pink spotty paper.
It's been a bit windy here so I thought this was quite apt!

I'm pleased that so far, I have been able to keep up with my challenge of posting a new atc every day during March.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Day 17 Cattitude ATC - March Challenge - available to swap

This is one of my oldest and most favourite of rubber stamps. It called 'Tabithas Portrait' by Anita and I just love the expression on that cats face.

I've heat embossed it in purple against a pink background and added the word cattitude from an inkadinkado set. I think most cats suffer from cattitude, I know my 3 do!

Monday, 16 March 2015

Day 16 Life is a Journey ATC - March Challenge - available to swap

This lovely lady is from Aprils Making Cards Magazine - she is teamed with the apt saying 'Life is a Journey - Not a Destination'  - so true!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Day 15 Make A wish ATC - March Challenge - available to swap

This cute dragonfly was made by using the free stamp and die set from Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine ( issue 134). The die cutting also gives it a bit of embossing to the wings too.

I've layered it against a strange piece of paper which has a blue metallic web against a raspberry red background, a bit of a strange combination that seems work out OK!

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Day 14 Inspire ATC - March Challenge - available to swap

A simple atc, but sometimes it only takes something simple to inspire you - especially when crafting! 

I usually start with a central image when making a card or ATC, but sometimes it can be a small embellishment that sparks off the creativity! What works for you?

Just a reminder that these are some of my atc's that are available to swap.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Day 13 - you Make Me Smile, ATC Challenge

These are more of the free stamps from Quick Cards Magazine that I mentioned yesterday. I love the silhouettes of all the flowers and plants and have stamped them in a brown Momento ink against a yellow paper.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Day 12 - Whatever Makes You Happy , ATC Challenge

This stamp was a freebie with Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine, along with some other lovely ones this month! 
So, I hope you are able to do Whatever makes you happy today too!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Day 11 - CREATE , ATC Challenge

This atc of paper pierced Mushrooms is something a bit different, sometimes we all need to mix and match and create something unique!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Day 10 - Spring Garden, ATC Challenge

Well, Spring had finally sprung, there are buds forming everywhere and its warming up at last! This cute saying 'Live, laugh, love and always walk in the garden of Spring' seems very apt!

Monday, 9 March 2015

Day 9 - March ATC Challenge,A Heart of Roses

This is a decoupage atc - not something I do very often because I find them fiddly and difficult to keep even! It also has one of my favourite ways of filling space - 3 dots of  'Perfect Pearls'. 

I have several bottles of perfect pearls in many different colours and often use them as a finishing touch on a card

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Day 8 - March ATC Challenge, a Chandelier

I would love an elegant chandelier such as this one - unfortunately I don't think it would sit well in my 1930's semi!

This image comes from an 3 year old copy of Making Cards Magazine - see, I knew it come in useful one day!

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Day 7 - March ATC Challenge, Sitting Pretty

Today's ATC  features a brown cat and is called Sitting Pretty. I am a real cat lover and currently have 3 of them living with me. They often like to sit in the most awkward places - such as the piece of paper I want to use to make a card or the keyboard of the laptop!

Friday, 6 March 2015

Day 6 - March ATC Challenge, pink roses

This vintage style ATC has a paper pierced heart ( stamp from Craft Stamper Mag) with wooden roses embellishment that has been softly coloured to match the rest. The background stamping was made with one of my favourite stamps. It is a corner garland and I have used it so many times over the years!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Day 5 - British Sewing Bee ATC!

This ATC was inspired by the British Sewing Bee - I love this program even though I haven't sewn for years.

The men in it this year are brilliant - my money is on Neil to win. I was sad to see Ryan leave last week - I'm sure he has a future career in the fashion industry.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Day 4- March ATC Challenge

This is a vintage 'bits n bobs' ATC made by combining several little pieces sitting in my stash!

The weird wolfs head sticking out his tongue is actually a brad. I am happy to swap any of these ATC's, just let me know in the comments box below if you are interested.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Day 3 - March Challenge - How Now Brown Owl

This little owl is a Tando chipboard that I painted with brown nail varnish! I tried colouring him with promarkers but he just looked a little washed out. He has a drop of gold perfect pearls for eyes and is sitting on a hand cut tree branch.

Monday, 2 March 2015

2nd of March - No limit on Happiness

Today's  ATC is made using a couple of stamps that I don't think I have used before.

The saying is from an old copy of Creative Stamping Magazine and the bag and suitcase stamps were a freebie from another magazine back in 2013 - so its was about time they were inked up!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

An ATC A Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

I've decided to set myself a challenge for March - to make 31 ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) during the month, one for each day! It shouldn't be too hard as I love making ATCs, but I want to try to make as many different styles and techniques as possible in the month. Here is my first one
Quite suitable for the first day of spring isn't it! The lamb and saying are from this months Creative Stamping magazine.

All my ATCs are available to swap, happy to swap several at a time to save postage costs.