Friday, May 25, 2012

ATC Background Swap

I love participating in ATC Background Swaps. This one was hosted on Stamphappy. The idea is that I make 9 identical ATC backgrounds. The easiest way to do this is to creat an A4 page of background and then cut it into 9 ATCs. These are then sent to the hostess of the swap who sends one of mine and 8 other people's back to me to decorate, and 8 other people each get one of my backgrounds to decorate. Once they are all decorated, they get sent back to the hostess who then sends me back all 9 of my background ATCs that are decorated and interpreted in so many different ways and styles.

So here are the backgrounds I received to decorate. Mine is the top left hand one. I am really looking forward to seeing what all my backgrounds look like when they come home to me again.

And here are the same ones now I've decorated them. My favourites are 3, 4 and 5,

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A handmade Christmas

I made a couple of gifts for extended family for Christmas.

* I made a card box and ten cards for one of DH's aunts.

*The two 'notes' gifts are magnetic photo stands that I covered with designer paper and cuttlebugged c/s and then put a magnet on the back of the post it notes. The little people are magnetic paper clips. These were for teenage girls & they really liked them. It was a bargain.. 16c for the magnetic photo stands at a Sam's Warehouse.

*The butterflies are tumbled tile coasters stamped on with one of my favourite stamps.. will have to find it and update this so I can give details of whose it is... they were stamped with stayzon, sealed with a matte varnish and little felt circles cut out with my cuttlebug stuck on the back. I gotta admit, I loved these and didn't really want to give them away. they were for a cousin in his 50's who really needs nothing. I hope he appreciated them.. it's hard to tell with men!
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