CBC June ATC swap – Shaker ATCs


Here are my two ATCs for the June swap over at CBC. As I am the host for this month it was my choice for the theme so I thought it would be a nice change to make shaker ATCs. The one on the left is using two little note-lets from the British Red Cross (the image is of a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse in a garden: artist Arthur J. Lyons). The inside has lavender flowers and a few TuTu bedazzles. The flower stems are covered in flower soft.
The seaside ATC was made using Sarah Lugg Beach Comber collage paper and has a mixture of sand and a little glitter inside. I added sand all around the edges too.

CBC ATC swaps theme – Easter or spring


My two swaps for the CBC ATC swap for March are coloured using water colour pencils and soufflé pens with the addition of a few dabs of stickles.

Inks: black document ink
Card: white card, patterned paper for the vans
Stamps: Stampin up Loads of love and Pocket silhouettes, Woodware Nature fun
Other: pale blue brads, pale green tiny rik-rak, lucky rabbit stickers, diamond glaze

CBC swap ATCs – postal theme


Here are my two swaps for the CBC ATC swap for February. I picked the theme as I am hosting it so I chose ‘Postal’. I made the first one to look like a small bundle of manilla letters wrapped in string with a shrink plastic label saying urgent.
The second one is vellum with images of letters on it stamped with the phrase ‘spoken words fly away but written words last forever’. This was layered onto Basildon Bond paper which I had highlighted the watermark and tinted slightly. The addition of the feather (quill) also ties in with the words ‘fly away’.

Inks: black document ink, Distress ink Tea dye, Archival ink Coffee, Stazon Red
Card: brown paper, printed vellum, Basildon bond writing paper
Stamps: The Artistic Stamper Ephemera, Phrase stamp unknown origin
Other: stamp image, string, shrink plastic, feather (owl?)

Halloween ATCs


A couple of fun ATCs for the CBC October swap. The theme is any thing beginning with O or the month October. No stamping just stickers and rub-ons for these two but I kinda like them. They are the same size but I took the photo at a jaunty angle so my shadow would not be over them.

Materials: stickers, rub-ons, stickles, orange pens to colour peel-0ff Hi, clear arrow, Bo Bunny card

CBC ATC swap Autumn

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I am hosting the CBC ATC swap this month and for a nice easy theme I have picked ‘Autumn’. Here are my two for the swap. Inspired by Jo Capper-Sandon’s article in the October issue of Craft stamper magazine I have been playing with spray inks and natural masks to make the background card (the leaves ATC). She used small branches for her example but I have used Acer leaves as a mask for mine.

For Trick or Treat:
Inks and sprays: Adirondack color wash butterscotch, Chroma jewels wine, Gold Krylon webbing spray, Glitz spritz Dessert moon Antique rose, Versafine Black ink, gelly glaze pens, Distress ink black soot
Card: white
Stamps: Non-sequitur Grave tidings
Other: Hambly screen prints rub-ons Halloween (text), black plastic spider, Stickles, black pen to highlight text

For Autumn Leaves:
Inks and sprays: Adirondack color wash butterscotch, Chroma jewels wine, Gold krylon webbing spray, Adirondack dye ink cranberry,
Card: white card
Stamps: Non-sequitur Samurai Acer leaves
Other: Diamond glaze