Home Sweet Home ATC

Home Sweet Home ATCHome Sweet Home ATC

I had to make an ATC of my choice for a Swapbot swap, so I thought I’d join in the fun over on the Sunday Stampers blog, where the theme for the week is “Our House“. Since I bought this really cute stamp set at a sale the other day, I immediately knew what I was going to make πŸ™‚ I was initially going to use the house image to tie in better with the theme, but in the end I just had to use the couch stamp. You see, we have this amazing leather couch in our living room that is just perfect for sitting, sleeping, entertaining, relaxing, chatting, watching TV, typing long blog posts like this one, and many other random activities pertaining to life.

Home Sweet Home ATC close up So, this ATC celebrates the well known fact that “no house is a home without your favourate couch” …okay, I made that up, but I can’t think why it should not be true! I used mostly “Love, Elsie” products except for the background and journalling frame. This little piece of papier kuns is also laden with foam tape and Glossy Accents like there’s no tomorrow πŸ˜‰

Here’s to many more years of happy couching!

View supplies list

Luxurious 60th birthday card

Luxurious 60th Birthday CardLuxurious 60th Birthday Card

I made this card on special order for a lady at my LSS after she saw some of my cards. I took great pains to make it worthy of a lady who is turning 60. Oh, and the entire image is made up of a serviette!

Close-upI got the idea to use a serviete when I saw some cards in the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine that used serviettes as very successful focal images. When I saw these beautiful flower serviettes at a small craft store, I knew what I would do with them! I only bought 4 at the time not knowing I’ll use them all at once (I only thought of layering them later), and when I went back for more the shop has closed down :(. So this is truly a “one of a kind” card.

I decoupaged 4 serviettes onto pieces of card stock (for strength), then cut one of them out to serve as the background, letting the flower “hang over the edge” of the border. For the rest I only used the flower part, which I cut into smaller pieces and layered using foam tape to create a 3D effect. I stuck some of the card stock mats on mounting board for a bit of depth and strength. Finally I decorated the inside with beautiful paper and gold ribbon.

View supplies list

Pop it up ATC swap

'Seashell on the beach' ATCSeashell on the beach

This is one of the ATCs I made for the Pop it up Swap on swapbot. We had to make 2 ATCs, using foam squares to layer the image. I just love how this one turned out – one of my all time favourites!


View supplies list

Vintage ATCs

'Cookie?' ATCCookie?

'Genuine... chicken' ATCGenuine… Chicken

I just love these two ATCs! I have never considered myself much of a “vintage artist”, but these two came out quite nice. They were made for the “Vintage ATC Swap” on swapbot.

The “Cookie?” ATC was so easy to make – I used a sheet of paper that was already covered with vintage labels, picked the spot that I wanted to show on the ATC and I was done. Except, it just feels so wrong if it’s not complicated!! So I ended up adding a word. Then layered the girl a few times. And then added some ribbon. And of course something to dress up the ribbon. Does anyone else ever do that?

The chicken was… genuinely harder. I had downloaded this beautiful vintage image from The Vintage Moth of a rooster and a hen, and wanted to use the rooster-part on my ATC. Well, the poor thing never recovered from all my aging and inking, so I ended up using the hen πŸ™‚ Why the word “genuine?” I don’t know. Really. But it works, huh?


View supplies list