Thursday, 27 December 2012

Upcycling my ATC's !

Church by Furryboots

Red leaf by Lyndee

little girl by Bottledolphin
I have been making and swapping ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) for over 5 years now and have amassed quite a collection. They feature all sorts of themes, colours, materials and techniques!

Most ATCs sit in folders or on my desk at work and I have a great display of Christmas ones in my lounge at the moment.

Some of my regular swapees have given me permission to reuse or upcycle them into new cards - and here are a few I have recently converted.
Cricket by SandyPonty

Monday, 10 December 2012

What A Lady - Craft Stamper Stamp!

I treat myself to a subscription to Craft Stamper magazine, because it is different from the other card making magazines and it always has a great free stamp!

Although I am not good ( and don't have time) to try out all the interesting techniques they use with gesso, alcohol inks, distressing etc - I admire those who can produce some fabulous work.

This month stamp is a head and shoulders portrait of a  1920's lady from the Milliner Misses range by Rogue Redhead Designs. 

Over on Docrafts there is a monthly ATC swap  hosted by Kathleen, using the free stamp, and it always encourages me to have a play and experiment with the stamp for this. These are this months offerings from me!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Christmas Card Marathon is nearly over!

Although I only started in September, I estimate that I have made over 200 cards so far, half of which have gone to the Cancer Information charity in Ipswich. Yesterday I sat down to write out my cards ready to send to family and friends, and couldn't find designs suitable to send to a couple of them, so despite having stacks of cards left over,I will be making more today (note to self: cut down on the cute cards, they are not everyone's cup of tea)

Mind you, I have got a large plastic crate crammed full of Christmas papers, stamps and embellishments. There must be something in there to inspire me!!