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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


~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Thank you so much Chriss for this honor and for your lovely post and kind words!
Vintage is a theme I always enjoy.
Happy Spring to All!

Jo said...

Such beautiful work from Patty! I'm really looking forward to having a go at this theme. I've gone in for the wonderful give-away, keeping my fingers crossed........!


Jaqi said... favourite. Patty what stunning atcs......I know there will be some beautiful atcs made for this one. Ive already left a message for the lovely little nest give away , they are so cute.
Will I am working all weekend so I might try and get something started today . Cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Happy Easter to you all.

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Beautiful atc's
Patty's art-work is wonderful!
Looking forward to this theme, one of my faves!!
Happy Spring eveyone!

Jan x

Crafty Dawn said...

Oh this is going to be fun Vinatage! I am in for this month too! I have the answer and will e-mail you it what a wonderful prize love the wire nests and I will be drooling on Pattys blog if you need me

Love Dawn xx

Susan said...

What a beautiful set of ATCs and thank you for the chance to win one of Patty's wonderful creations. Have emailed you now.

Bertie's said...

It's a wonderful give-away. I hope to be lucky! Thanks Chriss and Patty.

Sheila MJ said...

How super. Great to see some lovely unusual art.

Gini said...

Whoohoo the fabulous Patty and some lovely vintage ATC's, you lucky girl Chriss!
Happy Easter to you :-)

druga szesnaƛcie said...

yes, I'm Patty's fan, too.
I'm really lucky and proud to have some of her works at home and I can't stop looking at them. she's a real talent combined with a big heart and wisdom. :)

Chris said...

Oh it's lovely to have Patty as the guest artist for this month and her atc's are soooo beautiful!!

Love the fantastic giveaway... ooooh fingers crossed :D

Chris xx

Carol said...

what a gorgeous blog....have emailed you the answer!! (hopefully!!)

Have a great weekend xx

Anesha said...

My Vintage atcs are here
Thanks for looking. Anesha

tinylou said...

really enjoying doing the Vintage theme...
And hoping to be in with a chance of winning some of the goodies..(no i dont mean Tim Brooke taylor either!!!)

Happy Easter to Everyone.. from a very NON eastery brunei!

Electra said...

Patty, your work is lovely, I check your blog on a regular basis and am always SO impressed! Happy Easter, everyone!

Martina2801 said...

I am so proud and happy that my beloved Patty may be the guest designer this month. I like Patty`s artwork and her blog very much!
Vintage is a wonderful theme and the giveaway is fantastic.
Keeping my fingers crossed!
Happy Easter to everyone!

tinylou said...

ok I admit.. i have had lots of spare time this week.. and have finished my Vintage ATCs!

have really enjoyed the vintage theme.. specially as i actually had recently bought some vintage stamps and pen colours!

let me know what you think... ive only put 4 pics up.. they are a variation on a theme.... tried to make some blokey ones too.. as we now have Nigel amongst all us girls...

let me know what you think xx

Electra said...

OK, this is my first time here. I guess that makes me a Swap Till You Drop virgin. Here's what I've come up with. Thanks for the inspiration!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Hi Chriss,
Love Pattys work and loved making the atcs for this theme. Your posts do make me laugh! xxx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

popping in to say Happy Monday AND to thank you all for such lovely comments ... you make me blush!

I {heart} blogland and each of you lovely bloggers!

Crafty Dawn said...

I have completed my Vintage swap you can see them here hope you like them look fwd to seeing yours too

love Dawn xx

Martina2801 said...

Hello again,
I have my ATC`s done already.
Please have a look at my blog
Thank you!

LiveArt said...

Gorgeous ATC's Patty and such a fun challenge :)) Here are my cards thanks for looking!!


LiveArt said...

Hi again :) I don't know if it's possible to enter twice, but since I obviously don't know what vintage is, I made another set, hopefully more vintage looking this time:)) My second set, thanks for looking, again :))


Jo said...

Wow, fabulous ATC's being produced already. Mine are to be found at

I really enjoyed this theme.


Sheila MJ said...

I've had a go at some vintage ATCs - not my usual thing. I've scanned them and put them on my blog - I'm still not very good at getting a good pic but its fun trying.

Rosie said...

Happy to have you guesting dear Patty!! HERE are my ATCs... I just need to decide which ones I am sending to swap!

Chriss Rollins said...

My Vintage ATC's are over on the papergirls blog

thanks for looking

chriss x

Jaqi said...

I have done my vintage atcs , and they are on my blog, you can find them
Thank you Jaqi

Tammy said...

Thought it would be fun to join in on the ATC challenge. Here is a Victorian one I just finished. I am a newbie to ATC's but find them so much fun to do.
Here is my post for this one.
Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

Stacy said...

Just sent my vintage ATCs off today. You can view them here.

missy k said...

Gosh.... I am probably going to be last and least here!!!! I have (finally) done 2 out of my five atcs!!!! I am in the mood now!

They are on my blog!


JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Hi Chriss, Have just finished my vintage atc's and will get them post a.s.a.p!!
Great theme Patty!
Here they are on my Blog

Jan x

Artyjen said...

Thanks for the theme.....I have managed to play...can't believe where I found the time but my ATC is here.

missy k said...

Chriss - sorry mine are late this month.... no excuse really the days just seemed to evaporate away and then it was May already.

One more Vintage atc is on my blog.... plus the Zetti atc you asked for.

They are ALL going in the post, first class on Tuesday. Sorry for the inconvenience.