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Sunday, 31 January 2010

February ATC Cookie Challenge

Hello all,

Once again the 1st of the month is here and it's our February challenge time...2months into 2010....that's scary!

Time to introduce you to our lovely ATC Guest Designer.....Some of you may remember our good blogging friend Donna aka 'Cookie Sunshine' mostly for her 'work of art' birthday cakes, her cupcake drawings and not forgetting her lovely Mum Elizabeth, Elizabeth suffered Alzheimer's and sadly she passed away, Donna gave up her blogging.

Donna has been missed in blog land and I am soooo pleased that she has returned and opened another blog and agreed to be here with us this month.


Anyone remember this as one of her sketches, there are plenty more where this one came from.

This next piece of info on Donna, I took from Donna's business blog and there is more to read should you wish to.

I don't remember the incident but Mother told me that I grabbed a can of fake snow and decided to decorate the entire house. I was very little, just two or three. I was discovering colors about the same time.

Apparently I was also discovering walls. My parents wanted to encourage my creativity so Daddy purchased my first art desk right away. I just wanted to see images and color.
My aunt Jeanette encouraged me in another direction. She taught me the fine art of cutting paper. This was good. Whenever we visited her house I came face to face with a stack of catalogs, a big box, and round tip scissors. Glue and paper followed later. I liked it. Paper dolls became a passion of mine.

And as they say the rest is history

Donna says...

About two months ago Chrissy Rollins contacted me and asked if I would like to participate as the February guest designer for her wonderful blog. Oh My Goodness! Thank you Chrissy!

I was so thrilled. I said "yes" right away. I began thinking about the ATC's that I wanted to share as my art has evolved continually over the past six years since I began sharing it online.

I hope I'm doing this correctly.

These are all digital as they are made up of images from previous paintings, collages, illustrations, and photos that have been put together to create each ATC. I call them "Cookies" in honor of my previous blog - Cookie Sunshine. I have included Cookie Sunshine in each card.

I will be printing each one of these one time only and will add hand embellishments that are not seen here.

Then I will destroy the file. I hope you like them. They will be appropriately signed and identified on the back.

Are you ready for this challenge Girls/Nigel

We have all doodled and every Telephone directory in the world must have been doodled you agree?

And so what the challenge involves is 'doodling' on the backgrounds be it in colour or pen and ink, that's up to you :)

I gave it a little thought tonight and came up with the idea of doodling an A4 card and when finished cut it into ATC size.... you get 9 out of an A4 and there you have your 5 backgrounds (with 4 left over) without having to work on a small 2.5x3.5 canvas

You are now ready for your next bit of art ...magazine cuttings, your own drawings, stamping,

wow the more I think about this the more I am getting excited and raring to go....

Don't forget to add the odd embellishment by hand and there you have it your very own 'COOKIES' ready to swap and no

Check out Donna's blog click on the ATC's over there to enlarge, revealing all the detail.
Here are Donna's 5 ATC for this challenge

I love this next image of 'The Crafting Queen' she can be found on Donna's Etsy

Each of the drawings come with a little verse

She's a crafting queen

she can do anything

she can paint

she can twill

she can tat

she can sew

she can bake

she crochets

she can knit

she's on the go

the above words belongs to 'the crafting queen' HOWEVER the last 2 lines are missing SO to be in with a chance of owning the fab print (below) also by Donna

pop over and get the missing words and email me them leaving a comment in the box for when we make the draw.
I know it's a LONNNNG post and if you are still with us..thank you, you are fabulous.x

Once again big thank you to Hermine our fabulous January guest designer. xxx
See start of winter ATC showcase below. x
When you have created your ATC's come back and leave us a link so we can come and visit you :)


This is my very first time I have taken part in this fabulous event.
The One World One Heart give away event was started by Lisa a few years ago to bring

bloggers from around the world together who would never ordinarily meet :D

What a fab way to make new friends and also be in with a chance of winning some amazing goodies from those that take part.

If you'd like a chance to receive one of my little giveaways then why not hop onto the magic carpet and join in with the fun.

My giveaway is open to ANYONE but you MUST leave a comment on THIS post to be entered into the draw.

If you don't have an active blog then you must include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you should you be a winner

The winners will be notified on or immediately after 15th Feb which is when the draw will take place.
Here are my offerings
1.... one pair of fun loving unique handmade earrings

2... Once again it's unique and handmade this necklace is in pretty pink glass with silver metal and turquiose beads

Good Luck xxx... and if you'd like to know more about this event and/or would like to take part yourself...

then you can find all the info you need right here.

Thanks to Lisa for organising this great event.

Chriss x

Winter swaps and thank you

Happy Sunday,

Do you all remember way back in December when we had a challenge set by our talented ATC GD Sue Roddis well here is the start of the FAB ATC's you sent in for our swap hope that you all liked them x

thanks girls they really are gorgeous IRL.
TOMORROW brings our new ATC GD for February so please lets thank the wonderful Hermine for giving us a fabtastic January Zettiology Challenge...
You did us proud Hermine, many many thank u's from all of us here at the ATC swap 'til you drop blog.
Thank you also to Joan our generous sponsor, please see side bar for Joan's lovely shop.
Chriss x

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Zetti Bird Winner & Crafty Individual's surprize

So Sorry that I am late in posting the winner of this ATC... Life got in the way as it does sometimes.
All names went into a vase this week 'cos I still don't have a hat and as the vase is redundant I thought it could be put to good

Marley did us the honours and can't you just tell he loves it.

The winner of the ATC is ...

Drum roll please....

Hope that you can read that as the sun is shining through the paper from the back.....if you can't once again it's our lucky girl from Australia....


Well done Susan... you are soooo lucky with our blog many is that now?


Because 11 of you were squabbling over this ATC the lovely Jean and Malcolm from Crafty Individuals stopped by for the birthday bash and donated 3 prizes of the BIRD plate used to create the Zetti Bird ATC


Susan you get one with your ATC and another 2 lucky people were drawn out of the vase by Marley.

Good Luck Everyone.

our winners are...

ARTYJEN..... well done to you.

AND Chris..... well done to all 3 you receive this fabtastic stamp below.

BIG THANKS TO Jean and Malcolm over at Crafty Individuals see direct link to them on the side bar....check out the new stamps just out.

Also thank you to Marley.

Please post and let me know about anything you make and I will pop over and see it .

Sunday last week this ATC was up for grabs to anyone who knew the female on the right with the cupcake on her head... she come with a selection of CI mini stamps that I have doubles of.

No one attending the party got it and so here are a few clues for you to help and all those that email me the correct answer will have their names drawn from the hat...please send me the answer by Wednesday midnight.

She demonstrates how to encourage good behaviour by using House Rules to set boundaries and the Naughty Step to reinforce discipline at home and that's just for the

The emails will be flooding in after Good Luck.
There are still some that have not collected their prizes from last Sunday.
Thanks and have a great Sunday. x

Wednesday, 27 January 2010


The very last of our birthday gifts S9 AND FS20 from the very generous Patty over at LAA

Who will be the the lucky person going home with them I wonder?

Popping out to generate the lucky number from be right back.

Pheeew all that running back and forth.... here we go....

I had also left a comment on this post, comment number 1 and so when putting the comments into the random number finder i left out mine and so we start at number 2-13

Good Luck Everyone

Off to see who won them.... BUT.... before you leave we have a little goody bag for each guest who attended our 3rd Birthday Bash.

First the winner of the other goodies

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-01-28 00:19:23 UTC


Now we all know you can't possibly have a Birthday Party without Birthday Cake and so... da-da....

Like magic you all get to take home a sheet of cupcakes and a sheet of phrases with you, my little thank how good is that.

Thank you all for coming I soooooo enjoyed it.

Please would everyone who won ATC's send me their snail mail addy and those of you who won one or more of LAA send me the email addy you wish to receive your images and cake in..... watch out for the crumbs they make a mess in your printer. lol

This all took a little longer than I thought to post and so the BIRD ATC draw will be posted on Thursday evening.

That will keep you

Good night to you all xxx


CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU CREATE USING TESE FAB IMAGES... do please give me a shout and I will come see them on your blog.
OK, Chris who is on LAA creative team left a comment... however she is right she won't get a chance to win these and so when doing the random org I started from number 2 being black dragon...we do not have a number 1 it goes from 2 to 9
Good luck to all.
the winners are.... hehehe.... went for the numbers first before writing this

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-01-27 21:19:01 UTC
Find all of LAA images over HERE


THANK YOU SOOO MUCH PATTY.... wonderful images... lets see who will be flying with these little babies
3 sheets to give away in the random draw
and here are the winners
Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
first number the top one and so on
Have fun and good luck
Off again to see who
Oooops nearly forgot.... a special ATC coming Nigels way for knowing WHO SANG....' MORE, MORE, MORE HOW DO YOU LIKE IT'
Do I get a bonus point for knwing it was Andrea True Connection? (There goes my street cred)
25 January 2010 05:27


Wow just look at these yummy LAA sheets you can have sooo much fun with them and when you do let me know that you have put your art on your blog and I will be there in a shot to see what you have created.
Patty requests that the winners of her art sheets only use them for their own art work...thanks.

Who will the lucky 3 be
top one to the 1st number generated and so on.
lets go for it...I am going back with the numbers in a
I am Back....hahahaha
Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-01-27 20:44:39 UTC
Now off to see who won... all this running around think I should have been wearing my trainers.
Good Luck xxx

She is sitting pretty all in blue and believing she is Queen with her Zetti who is she going to grace with her stripy long stockings I wonder.
Could it be you...or you...or number ?
Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2010-01-27 20:25:52 UTC
who is number 1... I'm off for a look.... you would think it was me.. lol i am so excited
good luck xxx

lucky number 3

Believe your eyes your number's up and she is going home with you....
....just who is who
well it could be anyone of 9 who left a comment on her post.
here we go
Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2010-01-27 18:43:31 UTC
who is number for a look ...good luck. x

baby baby baby do you love me?

Our Birthday Baby needs a new home with loving parent/s ...could it be you, can you take him/her on....11 of you said you could, remember a baby is not just for birthdays.... it's at least 18yrs or more .....if they are like mine.
Dont waste time... that's the name I gave this beautiful image It's something I plan for 2010.
so our lucky people are...
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2010-01-27 18:15:28 UTC
scroll down for other ATC winners.
good luck .xx

That's why they call it the

10 members left a comment on these 2 blue's using CI harlequin and ledger stamps on the alchol ink backgrounds...inky fingers getting down and dirty with inks... love it.
Who are receiving them in the post very soon I wonder....
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-01-27 17:46:41 UTC
Good Luck xx

where in the world are they going to live?

Another 8 comments left on this post so just who has been picked to give them a home?

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:



Timestamp: 2010-01-27 17:27:14 UTC

Top one to number 1 who is happy to be

bottom 1 to number 2 who is just discovering her Zetti legs.

they wont cost you anything as they wont need feeding.

Good Luck xxx

popping off to see who's home they are going to. x

scroll down are you the owner of any of our BB ATC's