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Wednesday 6 April 2011

Get Ahead, Get A Hat or a Crown

Imagine that you have been invited to the wedding of Kate and William on the 29th of April this year. You will need a hat or a crown, a fab and funky hat/crown...something different, something to make you stand out in the crowd .... go on... go for it.. lets see yours. the wackier the better xxx

To join in with the swap make 5 ATC's on the above theme and swap 4 keeping one for your own collection.

However if you don't wish to join in with the swap but would like to create just one ATC on our monthly theme then please feel free to do so then leave a comment and link us back to you, we will visit you and look at your creation.

Above are 2 of my April creations.

We did hope to have Mr Linky set up however I havnt worked out how to just yet, I did go over to Chris's to do it but both her mum and dad were admitted to hospital and within 24hrs my mum was too.... Chris reckons we were seperated at birth as we have so much in common.. there is no show without punch. Time wasnt on our side it was hospital visits.

Look farward to seeing what you come up with.

Chriss x

Tuesday 5 April 2011

April Challenge update xxx

Hi, I am running late as I have been away for the weekend and have just returned a little over an hour ago sorry I did hope to put the challenge up whilst away but unable to do so. A little clue to Aprils challenge is that we have a royal wedding in the UK this month and so all will be revealed on wednesday. See you then x

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Easel showcase plus TMTA Challenge 'Blue'

Think Monday, Think ATC such a VERY long time since I joined in with this challenge I thought I would have a go.

The challenge being 'Think Blue' and as I am into blue backgrounds at the moment this is my entry for this week.

If you feel like having a go why not pop over here.

It's good to see I am back being creative and having some fun with ATC's just look at this creative mess...

And this....

And my ironing just piling up on the chair 'cos I would rather play...well who could blame me.

Here we have the show case of the challenge set by Chris... Easel ATC's

Chris' were made from her own art work... All Pretty Maids in a Row

Thanks Chris for setting a great challenge x

Then we have Carolyn's

Love that stamp

Thank you x

Sheila sorry about your close up I wanted to show your fab backgrounds but the camera flash bounced back onto it.

So simple soooo effective

These are Joyces gorgeous ATC's for this challenge and A warm welcome from all of us as it's her first time with us.

Thank you Joyce x
Here are 2 of Debbie's

Thanks Debbie x
Mine... I used furry friend images from Lisa's altered Art...just couldnt help

Back to my table now shall I clear and tidy it or should I push it to one side and carry on..being creative seeing as my MOJO is around.


Thank you for those emaiing about the postage to have their swaps returned...

Chris pointed me in the direction of having the postage from international swappers put into my PAYPAL and it's so easy it's up and running.. email me for more info on it.

It's great to be back and I just want to thank everyone who has emailed me this last week to welcome me back. THANK YOU xxx

Tuesday 15 March 2011

AN UPDATE plus My ATC's for March challenge and the bird showcase.


Now then you all know how much I love Crafty Individual Stamps from Jean and Malcolm.
Jean, if you don't already know has opened her very own blog :) you can find her over here... I am just so excited that she has decided to run a monthly challenge for us so why not pop over and give her a great BIG warm welcome to blogland.

I have completed my finger painting on text paper for this months Artist Trading Cards.... the 3 below are mine for the swap my other two are further down on another post.

A bit scoooowy wifffffy as I failed to scan them TRY TILTING YOUR HEAD TO THE RIGHT as you look at them it just may help.

As you can see I have used an old map from a book which I started altering about 6 months ago and NO I never got to finish it .... but hope to one day.

Now for the start of the Bird challenge set for us by our talented artist and friend Godelieve the 2 below are hers, you may remember them.

The colours and embossing are gorgeous you will agree.

Crafty Individual stamp on the above and once again colour stands out.
Whoever receives them will love them.

Below are Debbies..
Using a fantastic stamp designed by Crafty Individuals she created a fun filled ATC well 5 of them to be exact and those feathers she she used she plucked from her feather duster leaving it almost bare and so now she is unable to get rid of the cobwebs in her house giving her more time to be creative.... girl after my own heart

Answers on a post card please 'which came first the chicken OR the egg????'

Thanks Debbie x

All the way from Alberta Canada we have Electa's oh I am just loving the colours

And hey that bird is wrapped up well as I know the winters in Canada can be rather cold, I was on holiday in Alberta about 11 years ago in July/august and one day the heavens opened and from out of the sky fell millions of golf balls.... I swear I thought they were as they were soooo big I had never seen hail stones like it before they were making dents in some cars.... AND I do remember strawberry's the size of apples and apples the size melons.... well nearly.

I just had to show you the back of these atc's too.

Thank you Electra x

Hi Vonny,
Thanks for entering your bird atc's I'm sorry but I dont recognise the stamps but I love them that nest is yummy could you tell me who's it is please.

Great backgrounds great colours. Thank you. x

Hi Sheila,
Sorry yours are a bit lopped sided too so if you could just tilt your head or maybe stand on it you may get a birds eye view of them

The one that catches my eye is the top left the 5 birds all cut from coordinating papers.

And a little bit of embossing too. Thank u x
Chris went crazy here with 2 of her birds

Then she went all regal and gold on the 2 below I got one of the gold ones in my swap.

the bottom one to be exact

Thank you x

Then comes mine...recognise the same stamp used on our designers ....a completely different look

Bird Head CI stamp.

The birds on a wire are from another of Crafty Individual plates... Can you tell I love their stamps
Thanks for looking and if you would like to join in with us please do email me.
Birds are flying their way to you.

I'm catching up and getting my head/act wasnt easy but thanks to blogging friends I am getting there.
I have not yet changed my address for those who have asked but that will happen this year however I will keep you informed. xxx

Sunday 13 March 2011

Masculine showcase

I know that they are very very late but just look at these men folk.

Below using the scrabble letters are Heather's handsome males Heather hosted our Masculine Challenge way back in November... I think you will agree they are just stunning.

Thank you Heather. x

Karen 50 is next with her take on the theme using that fab fab Crafty Individual stamp

Thanks Karen x

Below we have a rainbow of colour complimenting Patti's black and white pictures of her men

Thank you Patti x

Debbie entered into the spirit using Crafty Individual stamps and images keeping her ATC's in the vintage look.

Sorry Debbie not a good scan as I have seen these in real life and they are amazing.
Thank you x

Sheila these are stunning and I would never have thought to have created such gorgeousness he is one good looking guy and the silver crosses are lovely.

And look, we didnt get through this challenge without Sir Tim once again not a good scan as the backgrounds are neat wheat.

Did you see something similar on the post below from Anesha?
Thank you Chris x

Below are mine and right now I cannot think who the main stamp belongs to...well it belongs to me but not sure who manufactured it...Bought from Karen at

A couple of TH ones on the backgrounds.
Thanks for taking part.
Remember this moths challenge is Finger painting backgrounds on old book pages see on the top right of the blog and a few posts below.

Thank you all....More to come in the way of birds, Easel and others
Chriss x