Tuesday 10 April 2012

ATC swaps and Easter treats

I can't believe it is a whole week since I last blogged. 

I hope you all had a lovely Easter.

Ours was  a hard one this year as Easter Sunday fell on my Grandads birthday, the funeral isn't until Monday and we all still feel rather empty and very sad.

With that said, I did make an effort to resume a little normality for the childrens sakes and created these fun little baskets full of treats. The basic basket shape was one YeeTing showed us in a recent class, I changed up the decoration a little.

I filled each one with the recipients favourite goodies

I added a little ribbon on the handles and a bow at the back

Mum and dad came for the day on sunday and I did my best to stuff everyones bellies. We started out with a full roast and all the delish trimmings, had pudding and then set about a game of charades, much silliness ensued ! We then completed the obligatory egg hunt. With 70 eggs to find, it did keep the kids quiet for a fair while ( although I have a sneaky suspicion that dad enjoyed hiding them as much as the kids did finding them) After a brief rest we did our best to demolish the buffet I had prepared for tea.

March saw the theme of 'Woman' for the Running With Scissors atc swap

Here are the ATC's I made

I stamped out the images, coloured them with polychromos pencils, die cut them into ovals and then used the cracked glass technique with embossing powders.

Here is a selection of the gorgeous ATC's we received, so many beautiful variations on the theme

We had two new players again this month, so welcome to both Carole and Beth, thanks for playing girls.

And the winner this month was Beth, here are the ATC's Beth made

Each one was totally individual. I loved the spring like colours and layering so the prize below is winging its way to you Beth - congratulations !

Please email me or message me on the forum to submit your chosen theme for August Beth, you can nominate a colour too.

I will be back later in the week with an update on the last couple of weeks card classes and a list of the upcoming months ATC themes


  1. You always make such pretty things - I love them! So sorry that the Easter weekend was hard - just sending a ((hug)).

  2. Sorry for your loss. I do love those baskets and all you've shared. Very awesome!!


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