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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Monday 30 July 2012

An Atc Journey

After binning 3 previous attempts at atc's I had 'another' idea. I know there are supposed to be no mistakes but these truly looked c**p! One of my friends on CraftBubble is setting up an ATC swop with the challenge of 'what inspires you'....after thinking long and hard..I decided my friends do!!

For some reason I decided to photograph all the stages of my journey... Hope you don't find it too boring!

I started off with a House Mouse sentiment

Added a Stampin Up 'Friend' text sentiment

I ran it through the cuttlebug to add some texture

Stamped and coloured (pm's) my new LOTV stamps and distressed with DI Tattered Rose

added some butterflies (fiskars punch) and done!

I did a second batch this time using Pollycraft Sentiment ' A friendship to treasure'

I used a floral embossing folder but it makes the text hard to read on a photo. Distressed with dried marigold DI and used a fiskars punch for the blooms. Gems from meiflower - clear coloured with pm's.

I will be entering these atc's into the following challenges;

Simon Says Stamp and Show - What do you say?
Make it Monday - Linky party
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything but a card
Joanna Sheen Challenge  - Animal Crackers
One Stop Craft Challenge - Just Good Friends
Saturday challenge - Bright and Cheerful


loz said...

These are sooo ADORABLE Debbie. I saw them on MIM..Loz

Kathyk said...

I'd say you ended up with a pretty fetching design Debs, I'm sure the first batch wasn't as bad as you think either!

Happy Monday


Wishcraft said...

They're lovely Debs, those little bears are SO cute! Hugs, Lisa x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Loved your step by steps and the embossing is gorgeous in the background. Love the sentiment combined with your images and lovely flowers too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Unknown said...

saw you on MIM...this is amazing and the embossing, images and design is just fab...thanks for showing your skills..love annie

Mrs A. said...

Saw you over on MIM and popped in to say hi. These are a lovely idea. Hugs Mrs A. #31

Clare Lloyd said...

debs your ATC's look great. like how you created the background. those new LOTV images a very cute and i love the way they peer over the edge oof the circles. x

Nikki said...

Awe your AtC's are adorable thanks for joinin us at Incy Wincy this week hugs Nikki & DT

Cherry said...

Loved the journey, Debs. I always like the step by step approach. I think they are adorable and really special, like friends. Perfect. Hugs Cherry xxxx

Hippywitch said...

They're fabulous :-) I don't believe for a moment the others were rubbish. you're so good at this papercraft malarky!

Lori xxx

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous Debbie, so cute, love them!
Helen x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

catherine said...

These look fantastic Debs and well done for not giving up.
x catherine

Marjorie said...

These are just beautiful hunnie..Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday this week...Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Stamping Shanni said...

Debs - these are so cute and a terrific idea when you are making heaps of thank you cards and the likes - how clever you are! Saw it on MIM.

Stamping Shanni

WeirdCat said...

Fabulous ATCs so cute, I found you on MiM
Ruth x

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Sweet designs! Love what you've created with them. The cuttlebug effect is beautiful here! Kathy

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already joined me for my celebrations :)

Sandie said...

Great tutorial!! and, oh so sweet... Lovely having you take part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight...

Zippy said...

Wow! These are amazing! Just love the image xxx

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #91, #157, #158 and #277.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

Scrappy Scatty said...

how lovely
Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week
Love Jan

Corrinne said...

Aaww . . very sweet! I struggle sometimes to with creating. It's part of it, though! Btw, I saw you on MIM.

Lots of joy,

PS - I welcome you to play with us at Tuesday Alchemy http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com for our current challenge - We have TWO prizes this week :)