We’ve had some new additions to the family these past few months, and of course I handmade some cards for the occasion.
On the first one I used two die cut elephants, some ribbon and just regular card stock. Simple and easy but quite nice imho!
The second card is a bit more eleborate, and I just love it! The zebra is from a sticker set I once bought, which to give it a bit more stability I placed on cardstock and cut it out before adding it to the pocket.
OOOPS! I’ve been terrible at keeping my blog here up-to-date these past few months. Didn’t do a whole lot of crafting since the New Year but I did make some chunkies and ATCs the weeks before the holidays.. I’ll have to find the time to post some of those as well!
But, here’s at least a peak at my first set of ATCs of 2014 :)
Special Air Mail … for you I, II & III, created for the “Hearts” swap on AFA.
I signed up for another Blind Chunky PIF and came up with this ballerina chunky.
This is a chunky I made yesterday, as a “Make Me Happy” PIF (pay it forward; someone makes something for you then in return you make something for someone else who in turn makes something for yet another person and so on and so forth) for eggstudio at AFA.
It’s a combination of two of her favorite themes – Queen Elizabeth I and animals, especially cats and dogs – in a style she likes. I tend to both like the style as find it a bit freaky somehow, animal heads on human bodies heh.
.. cán stamp and color! What a lovely idea for a swap hosted by Suntrade on ATCsforAll.com! She actually is hosting two swaps around this theme at the moment, one for ATCs and one for inchies. I of course had to play in both!
These are the inchies I made for the inchies swap.
I’ve had this stamp since the very early days after discovering stamping and while it got some good use back then it’s been collecting dust in my drawer for the past hmm 8-10 years. High time to do something fun with it again, and it was just perfect for this swap! It was also much fun to use some color pencils again.. I have TONS even though I can’t draw even if my life depended on it *g* but for once they came in handy.
A set of twinchies I created for the Make Me Happy Twinchies PIF on AFA.
The theme was ‘vintage’ so I searched for some botanical/vintage-looking images of pretty flowers, and used old postage stamps as well as scraps of a bookpage from an old Swedish book.
My husband liked the ATCs I created for the You’ve Got Mail swap (see previous posts) so much he requested to have a couple of greeting cards made in the same style for his mother&twinsisters birthday, as he knew they would really like this particular style. Of course I obliged!
Both recipients really loved their cards and I even had to date and sign the one for proper collection keeping. :)