Archive | September 2008

Journey of an ATC Swap

This was and is still a journey;

I made the background and sent 4 of them on their merry way to the USA to have Dani add a focal point and then to Christy to add embellishments.

This is the journey so far.




then the next step by Dani, the focal point… ow awesome is this. I cannot wait to see what Christy does on top of this!

It is a wonderful swap with each persn contributing to the end product. I can’t wait for the final product to arrive back home in Australia! THANKS Dani, so far and now Christy the pressure is on!! LOL

And Christy added the final embellishments. How stunning is this ATC!! Team work across the world. Thank you Ruth Ann for hosting this swap and thank you Dani and Christy for your artistic flair!


Playing with Tags and Distressed Ink

Hi there
I have been playing with some tags for a swap. I find it difficult to make tags, but at least I gave it a go 🙂
Stamp from vintage Collections
Manilla Tag
Fibres my stash

Inks – Tim Holtz distress inks 

Handmade Book – Tag Holder etc

Hi I made this book tonight, thanks to Erin and Ruth Ann of Club Scrap. This book is to hold tags for a tag swap or it could hold anything else you want it to. It has little pockets on each page to let you pop things into.
Club Scrap Cyrpus Papers
Fibres – My Stash
Stamps – CS and the girl peeking out behind the leaves is from my stamp stash too.

Visit Erin’s site for instructions on how to make this one.

Stamper’s Quest online Magazine Blog Roll

Oh, I am so excited. I made it onto their blog roll. This is the first time they have run this competition and you had to submit your blog for review!!

Woo hoo I can’t stop smiling. There were two winners and yep you guessed it, I was one of them!

Thank you so much Stamper’s Quest! It really made my day!
Ohhh and apparently I get a surprise prize as well in the mail!!! YAY… Will let you know what it is when it lands in Oz.

Stiletto Cards

I made these stiletto cards from a scut file and cut on my cricut. I feel terrible as I cannot remember who provided the file. Please let me know if it was you!!
I used CS cruisin’ paper. The photoes don’t show the glittery sparkle to the paper.
I kept them simple as I really don’t think they need over embellishing.

Oh the first pic you can see an odd shaped figure in the box with cotton bud legs. My daughter made me a camel 🙂 Also in the same pic to the right in the background is one of the ATC’s Christy swapped with me

Two more pics

A couple more ATC Swaps

As you all know I am hooked on ATC’s at the moment and have gotten involved in a few more swaps.

Firstly A Vintage Halloween Swap with my CS friends in the USA. I made these all the same. I am hoping they are Vintage enough… !! I’m not really sure

I am also in another swap with my CS friends – This one is called What’s In a Name? I’m not sure if this one is left of centre or not, but I thought about it and came up with basically the thought, why do you need to know my name and kinda went from there. The background is babywipe with paints and glimmer mist all scrunched up. This is only one of the ATC’s I made. I did a few different ones for this swap as I did not have enough of the same picture. Will post the other different ones later.

PS: Let me know you visited by leaving me a message, please!

Little Fat Book Swap – Where I live

This one really stumped me for a while. I had all sorts of ideas but couldn’t pull it together. Finally, last night, working until 1AM and then adding more today, I did what I thought was my interpretation of Where I Live.

Little Fat Books are 4 inch by 4 inch pages. No smaller, no  larger.. That was what stumped me and the fact that this swap was happening with the majority of people in the USA,  so I did not want to just do something on my State, but wanted to share a little of Australia on each page.

The photo will not show the information on the back of each page. I wanted to send info about each place, so printed out some basic information to place on the back of each page, including a Koala is a Koala, it is NOT a Koala Bear (got that out of my system now), and also some historic info on places I did each page on.

The little houses I got from Dan’s Blog and used my cricut to cut them. (Also check out Dan’s blog for a fantastic tutorial on how to use distress inks and make a great tag)

I used heaps of Tim Holtz distress ink all over and gel medium too. Now gel medium is another story.. LOL… but I LOVE that stuff!! Just so easy to use.. and love the shine it gives to your work!