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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Marg's recycles

Here is Marg's recycled card. Isn't it great that she has chosen such a great part of Aussie life? As a quote from Bushell's site says - No wonder, Australia's great conversations all start the same way... "Hang on a sec. I'll put the kettle on". Because when the Bushells is flowing, so's the conversation. Well done Marg. 
Marg started with a used brown paper bag, added some dried out tea bags and found the lady drinking Bushells in an old recycled book that she bought for $1.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Week 26 – Recycling time!

Wowo! Here we are at the 1/2 way mark. Hard to believe how fast this year is going. Our theme this week is recycling. You have to put some ‘trash’ on your ATC.. Clean trash of course lol. You can use just one element or you can make your whole card from recycled goods.

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Here is mum’s ATC, she has weaved strips of newspaper and although hard to see she has also glimmer misted them. Using the patterned cardboard from an old tissue box mum punched out the flowers with a flower punch. she also hand cut the butterfly from the same box. Well recycled mum!

week 26 recycle
Here is my ATC. I used some advertising material from Spotlight as my base, I went around that with white paint to make it ‘frosty’ on the cup cake at the bag I added some kindyglitz to the balls that were there. From a coffee box I cut out a ‘chunk’ that had people drinking coffee and folded it over for my ‘menu’ and then from the top of the coffee box I cut out the words “cafe” and “menu” to help hold down the folded menu.

This, being the 26th week, is the week the stamps are up on offer. Winner will be decided out of those who have done the most/26 challenges. So far we have Marg on target, and a couple following close behind. Can they catch up? hehe, stay tuned to find out ;)
Good luck with this challenge!

Week 25’s

Here is my week 25 challenge. I’d actually done mine on time, but had a hard time getting a photo… Put it on the side to do ‘later’ and forgot about it until last night lol.

week 25woman
I used a paint pen to block out some of the background and when that dried I wrote out key works about mum.

Week 25 A Woman in your life - My Inner Goddess
Here is Marg’s lovely ATC! I love the ‘inner goddess’ Marg! It’s a fantastic idea! Well done.

At about week 13? Justine won the prize, I finally got the prize off to her, so I thought I’d best post the photo :) We have our week 26 prize coming up very very soon!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Week 25 - A Woman in your life

Week 25 is here already! Next week we will be half way through the year.... hasn't that gone quickly?
This week's ATC is to celebrate a woman in your life (if you wanted to, you could even do one of yourself LOL)
My card is of a little woman who came into my life a number of years ago now.... and she's still there, although bigger/older! :)
It is a simple card with the image being fussy cut and mounted in a little pink cardstock. A spotted butterfly with Kindyglitz (Stickles) spots, some flowers in one corner, a punched flower with glaze pen spots in the centre in each of the other corners, and a small title strip under the image, all mounted on a piece of Heidi Grace paper, is about it!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Masking tape technique

Week 23 - Text
Here is Justine’s lovely “Text” ATC for week 23. I love vintage!! You’ve done a great job here Justine.

To get a worn look, after pasting down her papers Justine’s put masking tape on it and removed it.
Btw finally Justine’s prize is in the mail (from a million weeks ago). Hope you like it.

Justine’s colour challenge

Week 21 - Green, Blue & Red

Here is Justine’s cool Colour challenge for week 21, she sent it to me over a week ago and it slipped my mind. Sorry Justine. I am loving the texture! I do similar with my inchies :)
Here’s what Justine had to say about it “The colour challenge has been done using moulding paste which gives it a great chunky texture.”

Monday, June 14, 2010

Winter wonder

Here is Marg’s Winter theme. Great job Marg, love the fibres and I really like that gold ?rock like stuff, looks great.
Week 24 Celebrate Winter

Friday, June 11, 2010

Week 24 - Celebrate winter

We are into my favorite time of the year, so this week let's celebrate winter!
Think warm clothes, mugs of warm drinks, winter colours, cheery fires.
My ATC this week is simply a wintery background with a fussy cut of some children in a sled. I have edged it with Kindyglitz (Stickles). I have also put the words "Winter Wonderland" down the side of the ATC.

Celebrate Winter

Here is my ATC for winter. I’ve used the cuttlebug on the top half of the card, stamped the bottom section with a Penny Black stamp and drawn a few snow ‘flakes’. I coloured in the scarf with coloured pencils, the cuttlebugging with silver gel pen and the ice and flakes with a white pen.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Margs Lovely Text

Here is Marg's Pretty ATC, using text. Well done Marg

Friday, June 4, 2010

Week 23 – Text

This weeks topic is Text, you must have text on your ATC, this might be dictionary paper, a stamp, patterned paper, handwriting, what ever you like :)
Week23Here is mother’s lovely ATC, the girl, flower, fauna and text are all part of the one stamp, but the harlequin is a different stamp. I am loving that little clock too!
Week 23 Text
Here is my ATC, I’ve kept it fairly basic. I stamped the floral in orange on spotted paper. I stamped the saying in black. I altered a flower by spraying it pink and stamping text on it. Added some pearl ribbon to it and also a pearl. Added pearl ex to the whole card and affixed it with hair spray.

Marg’s fabric

Week 22 Add fabric

Here is Marg’s lovely fabric ATC. I love the little seed bead’s you’ve done Marg, well done! My ATC is still a work in progress, I started on one, but just didn’t like where it went, so it went in the bin (lol).