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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

ATCs for Friendship Swap

Today has been a real mixture of ups and downs.....2 of my littlies have a yucky bug, and that has taken a lot of my time today, but I must confess to getting crafty when they both had a nap on the sofa!!

Over on the Cardmaking Downloads forum, the theme for February's ATC swap is LOVE, FRIENDSHIP or RED. After much indecision, I went for Friendship.

I used a wonderful download by Debbie Lauder, which was originally designed as a DL card kit to make these shaker ATCs. Click on the link HERE and pop over to Crafty Stash (Debbie's website) and have a look around.......she is a VERY talented lady!

So, here's what I did:
I used the insert to make the frame, cut out the centre and backed with acetate. I used the main card-front as the inside/main focus of the shaker box. I used foam pads and seed beads in gold and green to make the shaker boxes, then mounted it onto an ATC sized card in a co-ordinating design. I inked the edges of the box and the ATC. The sentiment reads "FRIENDS are what makes each day special." ....Now who could argue with that!
I am entering these into the competition over at CRAFTY STASH which is a freestyle theme, as long as it features a download from the Crafty Stash site.

I would also like to enter A Spoonfull of Sugar #139- Anything but a Card.

Thanks for looking, and Happy Crafting!


jackid said...

Great ATC's Ali hope the kiddies get better soon nothing worse than the yucky bug I remember that very well
Jacki xx

Catherine said...

These ATC's are so so sweet Ali ! What a fab idea !