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Wednesday, 31 March 2010


April is with us Spring is in the air, enjoy.

What's the theme and who is our talented guest designer for April, well if you cannot guess by this photo below

Then maybe just maybe you will recognise her avatar....

YES, I hear some of you say and for those who have not had the pleasure of meeting the very lovely and talented Patty you can visit her on her truly amazing creative blog H E R E.
I am so happy that Patty agreed to be our GD she is not only talented but is also a very warm and giving person and I am thrilled to have met her in blog land.
I asked Patty for a little Bio... here is what she said......

I am a self taught mixed media artist living in Virginia just outside of Washington DC. Playing with paper, fibers, photography and more is my idea of fun.

If it holds still, it might get altered.
Giving items like cutlery, old tins and rusty bits a new life is exciting to me.
Nothing goes to waste.

I have enjoyed making a variety of things since I was a girl.
Creating daily …“playing” as I like to call it … is a kind of therapy for me and helps me keep my balance and feel fulfilled.

When I started blogging back in October 2007 I had no idea the lovely connections I would make all around the globe.
There is so much caring and sharing in the mixed media community. I am inspired each and every day and delighted by kind visitors to my Magpie’s Nest Blog.

It is a delightful honor to be invited as April’s “Vintage” Guest Designer.
Thank you so much!
It is 'we' who thank you Patty!
So without further ado lets take a look at Patty's Vintage ATC's

You will agree they are gorgeous and if you would like to be in with a chance of owning one of them then all you have to do is create 5 Vintage ATC's keep one for yourself and send in the other 4 to me to be swapped, email me for more info should you need it.
Now did I mention that Patty is warm and giving well just look what she is giving away to one very lucky winner

Do you like what you see?... I do, but I can only look, I'm not allowed to enter :( ...I am almost green with and for that you know you will have to work to be in with a chance of owning this generous give-away.... so what shall I have you do.......Mmmm
It's not difficult, I would just like you to visit Patty's blog H E R E and find me the name of Peter Rabbits book on March 30th
post .... THEN me the answer leave me a comment, all correct names will go into a hat and Marley will pick a winner.
The GIVE-AWAY closes on Thursday 8th at midnight UK time.
Thank you Patty for your time and talent.
ANOTHER big THANK YOU to Nancy our GD for March you did us proud with your Fairy Garden ATC challenge. We hope that your new home is now ready to move into and you can return to some crafting time.
A warm welcome to our new followers and also our newbie swappers.
Hope I have not forgotten anything, it just leaves me to wish you all a very happy Easter holiday.
Love Chriss x
Forgot to mention create your Vintage ATC's come back and leave a link on this post and we will come visit you. x

Sunday, 28 March 2010

More More More

More FAB Zetties

Still MORE to come x
Hope that you all had a great weekend x

Saturday, 27 March 2010


I am so pleased to be back blogging again sorry for being absent but real life got in the way of what I prefer to be

Some more of your fab Zettiology ATC's over the next week.

The above 3 and 1 below are from Betti her first time with us I will put a link to her on the right ASAP

Thank you Betti your ATC's are even more gorgeous in real life.

Thanks Betti x

Check out Arty Jens Zettie below I believe she was lucky enough to win that stamp ...fab

Thanks Arty Jen x

Another first time is Ann Wilson using Lisa's altered art images and a whole lot of machine sewing

onto Paper... they really are lovely.

Thanks Ann x

Sorry there is a further delay with the Cookie Doodles as they have not yet arrived in the UK but just as soon as they do I will let you know and get them out to you.

Further I DID share the sweeties with Marely addmitedly he only got 3 of them but believe it or not he doesn't really eat them..he is so healthy.. he drinks buckets full of water a day..he has a pint in the not the bath water..although he did when he was a

He is shaming me into being healthy too. rofl.

Wishing you all a great weekend and hope that you get plenty of crafting in, the sun is shining here and the birds were singing from 3 30am plus it was so mild I had my bedroom window open all night Spring is in the air.

Chriss x
P.S. My Garden Fairy ATC's are over HERE

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


The fab seaside stamps which were donated by our lovely Nancy from the 'Gothic Arches' challenge blog have a new home thanks to Marley.

See below.... is it you?

Drum roll please....

Well done Missy K, ENJOY, they are fabtastic.
Chriss x

Tuesday, 23 March 2010


Have been awol but if you had been in this house just lately you would

Be with you all again later tonight, check back to see who won the fab stamps from Nancy.

love Chriss x

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Showcase ATC's

Susan's Zettie ATC's created using one of her Hermine Twinchie stamps which Susan won on the Zetti post.
More Twinchies stamps can be seen under the our sponsors on the right check out Joans shop.

Welcome Rosie your first showcase with us.

Rosie, one of your Zetties has done a runner lost it's self in my computer SOMEWHERE? LOL '''will find it before the end of the showcasing.

Hello Nigel, Nigel's 1st showcase with us :)

Thank you for looking and still more fab Zetties to be shown.
See Susan, Rosie and Nigel's links on the right

Check out the post below for March challenge info x

Monday, 1 March 2010

March ATC challenge is here...come join in x

Update .... The winner of this fabulous print which was up for grabs on the 'Cookie Doodle' challenge is on its way to live.....

H E R E....please click on the link...... Congratulations, you need to make a space on a wall and enjoy.

Back to our challenge
It's the beginning of March and another great ATC guest designer and blogging friend has joined us this month, some of you will already know
Nancy, she has that wonderful challenge blog 'GOTHIC ARCHES,' Nancy updates a fab new challenge for us every Sunday .... can find it H E R E.

Yesterdays challenge on GA was set by a very talented lady... Lynn Stevens her theme being 'Paris Exposition' .
Why not pop along and join in with her this week you will love it, it's a great shape to work with.

For those of you who do not know ...this is the lovely Nancy

I am a dabbler. I love to create using all sorts of mediums.

Pattern papers, rubber stamping, fabric, wood, assemblage, collage, altered art, a never ending smattering of whatever strikes my fancy in whimsical moments.

I find creating allows my soul to be fulfilled and love to spend hours in the studio.
Love Nancy x

Nancy, has been so kind as to sponsor this months challenge by offering her plate of 'SEASIDE' stamps.... you can find them H E R E and as always to be in with a chance to win them please pop over to the link above.... find the price of them and email me the correct answer....

Also please leave a comment saying you would like to be entered in the draw... the names will be put into a hat, vase, box whatever I have to hand and the winner picked out by Marley, my DGS.... he loves that job :).

Your chance of winning Nancy's gorgeous give away closes on Sunday 7th March Midnight UK.... GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.

Okay back to this months challenge on our ATC blog ....SWAP 'TIL YOU DROP and as spring is in the air...(in some parts of the world lol) alot of us will be thinking of our gardens... me for one as this will be my first year with a garden in a long time.... Nancy has chosen the theme ' Garden Fairies' for us and has created 5 gorgeous ATC's using digital images from 'Paper Whimsy'

How would you like to take on this challenge and be in with a chance of owning one of Nancy's fab ATC's?

What do I have to do I hear some of you ask....

Easy Peasy...I cry...

Just create 5 ATC 's on the theme of ' Garden Fairies' ....send 4 into me to be swapped and keep the other one for your own collection.

Once you have created them and IF you have a blog please post them and leave a link to us..

tell us you have posted them and we will come and visit you.... you know we all like to come and see what you have created :)

Any more questions then PLEASE contact me on the addy in the header.


The closing date for the ATC Garden Fairies challenge is 31st March.

A big thank you to Donna our Guest Designer for February's challenge 'Cookie Doodles'.

The winner of her fab Sketch will be announced a little later on on this post.... I will update the post.

An apology from Jenny.

Hello Chris,

I've just gone on to the ATC website and think I've been a bit ungracious. I'm not a fan of Blogs, but then I don't really understand them. So I thought I'd check on some of them.

ok I can see that it is fascinating to see what other people are up to and understand your comment about feeling closer to folk who join in the challenges.

I'll have to get my sons to get me started, But i'm last in the pecking order on the computer

I'll look forward to the March challenge.

Bye from Jenny.

Thank You Jenny x

Winners of my OWOH gifts yet to be announced sorry I am a bit behind on that one i have drawn it and its in a draft ready to post.

The winner of the 6 ATC's for the 30,000 Visits to our ATC blog is......

H E R E click on the... link is it you?

Will post a pic of them later when I have a new scanner... me thinks that scanning 34 sets of Zetti ATC's made it down tools.... lol.... I just bought 3 sets of new inks for it... okay they were compatibles ....put them in and CLUNK.... dead..... Hope that the company will exchange the inks for inks to fit my new one.....cos that's an awful lotta of rubber stamp money :( if they won't.

Another long post and if you are still with me...T H A N K Y O U :)

Hope that by now everyone has received their Zettie ATC's x

Chriss x...hope that I have not forgotten anything.