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CBC Beer mat swap

Here are my beer mats for the CBC swap

They were all plainĀ  beer mats painted with white gesso the decorated.

Embrace Imperfection
Inks: Distress ink frayed burlap, Archival ink coffee, Brilliance graphite black
Card: DCWV Once upon a time mat stack, gold angel hair
Stamps: Topaz lady (unknown) Stampers anonymous Mini muse
Other: old lace, bottle cap, mirror, Distress stickles walnut stain, copic pens to colour

Live the Life
Inks: Stazon black, Distress inks: peeled paint, mustard seed, marigold, black soot and worn lipstick
Stamps: Stampers anonymous Mini muse, Inkadinkado Rock star
Card: red glossy card, white card
Other: black wire, mica piece, peel-off notes, pens and bleach to colour

Card: Black card, silver coloured metal
Other: brad, gems, spellbinder impressibilities butterfly, pewter paint, crackle glaze, glitter, black acrylic paint

Fleur De Lys
Card: dark green patterned card decoupaged (unknown)
Other: fleur de lys brads (black enamel filed off then coloured with oregano alcohol ink)

July CBC ATC swap

albaJane swap

Here are my ATCs for the CBC swap for July. We had to use a stamp in this swap rather than a particular theme so I used a couple of the free stamps from the craft stamper magazine (and a background stamp for the piece of vellum).

Inks: black document ink, copic pens to colour the owl
Card: white card, Bo Bunny paper back to backs; a gift of love and my darling motion
Stamp: free owl stamp designed by sugar nellie
Other: orange organza ribbon, small green ric-rac ribbon, googly eyes, Boo rub-on from Hambly screen prints Halloween, Hobby craft dome sticker flowers 2

Inks: Adirondack alcohol inks; clover, hazelnut, citrus, mountain rose, watermelon and sunshine yellow, white stazon, silver pilot pen, white signo pen
Card: glossy white, white vellum
Stamps: background on vellum from Aspects of design Daisy daydreams, free dragonfly stamp designed by Kay Carley
Other: tiny gems, Hobby craft dome sticker flowers 2, wire for legs, distress stickles peeled paint, yellow stickles

May ATC swap sketch

the sketch
I am the host for the may ATC swap at CBC and this month instead of a topic we will be using the sketch as a template. You can rotate, skew, flip, reduce size or interpret it as you wish as long as the template can be seen in some shape or form.


Here are my two for the swap. The first one: stamps from Design house Deco stamp sheet coloured with copics and stickles. The second one: Stamps from The artistic stamper Seaside No.1 coloured with copics and stickles, sun charm. They both have a bit of 3D layering.

CBC 7 Years Young

The CBC forum will be 7 years young on 12th March so my bookmarks for the March bookmark swap say just that! Check out the CBC forum for the birthday bash weekend activities – it should be fun.
These were made using Tim Holtz alcohol ink splatter technique.

Inks: various alcohol inks, black document ink
Stamps: Tim Holtz foam stamps Chronicles, Cute companions Patchwork numbers (years young), 7 (unknown)
Card: white glossy, black
Other: can compressed air, black ribbon with beads

ATC swap theme WOMEN


I have just finished these for the CBC ATC swap theme of women. The calligraphy translates to beauty and grace (I think). I made the background papers by spraying colours onto watercolour paper but I made them months ago and now can’t remember which colours I used.

Inks: black document ink
Colour on images: Prisma pencils and neon green and orange pens, highlighted small areas with a gelly roll glitter pen (with aqua brush)
Stamps: Ist Oriental woman stamp (unknown origin), 2nd Oriental woman stamp from non-sequitur – Oriental collage Ellements (52C), and Chinese calligraphy stamp collection from Barbara Aria, Stampin up background stamp ‘sanded’ (for the lines on the first ATC)
Plus a couple of fan stickers.