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Friday, July 30, 2010

Week 31 - Pick a technique new to you

This week it's time to try a new technique such as the baking paper technique, soot technique, crayons, beeswax ... something that's new to you and you've always wanted to try!

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I(De) have tried the soot technique, it's a very simple technique, and I am quite pleased with the results. The back of my ATC has the reverse soot technique as a background. I think it would be a handy thing to do if making cards .... quick and easy :)
Here are some links to learn more about that technique.


This week I have done the Inclusion Technique. It’s sort of like making your own handmade paper, lol but with out the fuss. It’s a little hard to see in the image, but looks great in RL. I’ve used leaves, prima flowers, dictionary pages, a little reinker here and there, some Pearl Ex and some metalic rubons (like rub and  buff)
Here is a link to learn more about the technique.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Winged beauty

Here is Marg’s delightful winged girl. Isn’t she lovely? Great job Marg! Love how you’ve accented around her in white and the glitter around the wings is lovely.
Week 30 Adding Wings

Girls do doodle -Justine's Week 29!

And here is Justine's week 29. It made me laugh Justine.... well done, and thanks for playing along!

Justine's swirls, flourishes and butterflies. -Week 28

This is Justine's week 28. Such a pretty card. Looks like you have embossed it in gold Justine.... very nice

Justine's Week 27

This pretty fairy in soft colours, hovering near a jewelled flower tree is Justine's ATC for Week 27. Its very pretty Justine.
I have to apologise for not uploading this and weeks 28 & 29 earlier, but they are here now!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Week 30 – Adding Wings

Here we are at week 30 wow! This weeks theme is wings (funny as it corresponds with the topic Marla has just set today for our next inchie swap), this challenge though is to ADD WINGS to something, ie human, cat, dog etc.

Week30 - Week30 - back
here is mum’s ATC, she’s stamped the background and also the cat. Fussy cut him out and made a crown and some wings for it. The butterfly was a embellishment, the border strip is cut from paper.
Love this ATC! Well done.

Here is my ATC. I used an impress-abilities and sponged distressing ink over it. I then stamped the wing in black distressing ink and added perfect pearls on it. I stamped out the girl and cut her out. I ripped a little dictionary paper and stamped the word ‘style’ at the top.
Thanks for looking :o)

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Here is my ‘doodle’ ATC. It’s slightly late lol, but it’s done :D

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Marg's Week 29 ATC

Here is Marg's week 29 doodling ATC. I love the scene she has created, the textures she has used for the tree and the hillocks.
Well done Marg!
Isn't doodling fun?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Week 29 - Doodling

Firstly many apologies for being so late in posting this week's theme. I have been away all week, only getting back this evening.
The theme this week is doodling , it is an open theme for your doodle, but your artwork should cover the majority of your ATC.
Here is my ATC. Happy Dood-lin!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Here is Marg’s lovely Swirly butterfly ATC. I love all you stamping :) That butterfly image is lovely too!
Week 28 Swirls & butterflys

Well done!

Friday, July 9, 2010

WEEK 28 Swirls/flourishes and butterflies

This week we would love to see lots of swirls/flourishes and butterflies. You can do lots of stamping, printing, stickers, what ever takes your fancy :o)

Week28 - Week28 - back

Here is mum’s ATC here is what she had to say about her card

White cardstock stamped (with our fave stamp LOL), then sprayed with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist. light brown cardstock stamped with butterfly (Stamp-It stamp). A white flower altered with Gel Pens and a red bling for the centre. A simple card

   Lovely Job Mum!

Here is my ATC. I stamped the butterflies first and then stamped a copy on some scrap paper as to make masks. I cut them out and put removable tape on them and placed them on the ATC. I then stamped over this with my flourish/text stamp. I also distressed and grunged up the edges a bit while the mask was on. I peeled the masks off and sprayed the whole ATC with home made pearl glimmer mist. I tamped the ‘Imagination’ on a piece of card and while the ink was wet I applied Perfect Pearls to it to make the word glimmer. (Click to see it larger and in better detail!!)

Thanks for looking, can’t wait to see what is created :)

It’s Magic

Here is Marg’s magic ATC. I absolutely love it! The saying is really funny too. Love all that distressing Marg, well done!

Week 27 Magical Beings 'The Good Witch'Week 27 Magical Beings 'The Good Witch'  (open)
I forgot to announce it here, Marg is the winner of our Stamps for week 26. A small little prize will also go out to Justine who has also managed to keep up!! Well done ladies, you cards have been fantastic.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Magical Fairy

Here is Elizabeth's week 27 magical being - a dainty little fairy amongst the flowers, with her fairy castle behind her. Elizabeth has used one of the new Tim Holtz Alterations "On the Edge" dies to make the edging for her ATC, and it looks to me like she has used the baking paper technique to colour the paper. Nice!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Week 27 - Magical beings

Firstly apologies for running late posting this week's Weekly ATC Diary topic.
Well we are now into the second half of our year..... are you enjoying making ATCs just for yourself? I hope so :)
This week is all about magical beings from fairies, elves, wizards to unicorns.... whatever magical being takes your fancy.
I have used a very young wizard with his crystal ball. I used some Daisy D's scrap paper for the background, then fussy cut a picture of my young wizard. I drew his hat on some black bazzill cardstock and used white pen to make the spots. The dragon was printed out and punched using a round punch as was the acetate covering it, making the magic ball. I burnt the edges of the sign. Some blue glitter stickers (dots) from Making Memories embellished the base.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Recycle away

Here is Justine’s Recycled ATC. Here is what she had to say about it.

My recycled ATC is done using the inside of a privacy envelope as a background.  I've added Barbie from the packaging of my daughter's recent birthday present.  The word "enduring" aptly describes the iconic brand that is Barbie (and our commitment to our art!).  I found the word in the weekend magazine as part of a watch advertisement.

Week 26 - Recycled

Great job Justine!! I love Barbie :D

Tomorrow is the draw for the Stamps… And another theme! Good luck ladies.

Purple Sister

Here is Justine’s ‘woman in my life’ ATC, it is of her sister. I love the ATC Justine.

Week 25 - Woman in My Life


Here is Justine’s winter ATC. Making me cold just looking at it hehe. Well done Justine

Week 24 - Winter

Fabric Catch up

Here is Justine’s lovely Fabric ATC. She used the Sizzix to cut out her fabric. I still have to catch up on mine lol, well done Justine!

Week 22 - Fabric