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My first swap

A while back I took part in the altered playing card challenge over at Sandee and Amelie’s steampunk challenge blog and I forgot to mention how happy I was when I found out that my altered playing cards were spotlighted at Sandee and Amelie’s steampunk challenge blog. Such a lovely surprise =).

These cards brought yet another suprise because after I posted my APC’s for the altered playing card challenge over at Sandee and Amelie’s steampunk challenge blog, I received lots of sweet messages. Among which there was one message from a lovely, very talented, lady. Her name is Dagmar and you can find her wonderful blog here. Dagmar mentioned in her comment that she would love to add one of the cards to her ATC collection. I was delighted that she liked them so much, so I wrote her a message telling her that I would gladly sent one to her.  She wrote me a lovely message back in which she offered to sent me one of her ATC’s in return.

I was over the moon as this was now my very first swap. I love sending gifts, I love surprises and I love getting mail, but…well there allways a but isn’t there, I didn’t know how to get the ATC to her in one piece. Nor what is common practice when doing a swap.

So I did some research and Dagmar sent me some tips. I found a nice free picture online for the back of the card and a bubble envelope, large enough for the ATC. I was however still afraid it might bend or break in the mail and after thinking a while, I figured I would make a little book to put the ATC in. And since I love making books and trying new things, I made her a little ATC booklet.

I even remembered to make some “making off” shots.
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Today will be a very short WOYWW post, as my mother is keeping me company this week. Which means I won’t be online as much as I would normally be. Still I didn’t want to miss the big 4 year anniversary of WOYWW over at Julia’s Stamping Ground.

I only found this blog a few months ago and this will be my 4th post. So far I have shown you my rather messy workdesk, the view from my workdesk and whats’s behind my workdesk. Today however, as my mother is here, I will show you my dinner table.

The table has been converted to crafting workdesk for as long as she is here. I must confess, I do like working there, because there is a lot more room to play….less room to eat though…

As you can see, the ATC’s for the WOYWW4 anniversary ATC swap are on the table. They are not yet entirely finished, but I think they look cute already.
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The soul becomes dyed with the color of it’s thoughts

Just a quick post today, because the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds every now and then, calling me to come out and play in the garden.

The quote “The soul becomes dyed with the color of it’s thoughts” by Marcus Aurelius has been sitting in my little black book for quite some time now. Today I was looking for something to go with my new art journal page and I came across it again. I felt it was really appropriate for this page with all of it’s colors.

I did make some progress shots while working on this page, though I forgot to make them during the first part. Still plenty of photo’s to show you.
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May 2013 Tag

I’ve not been a good girl in following along with the Tim Holtz Tags of 2013. I only did one up to now. Which is partly due to the fact that I only found the Tim Holtz blog in march this year, but also due to the fact that I don’t like being told what to do. I’m also very bad at doing exactly what people tell me to do. Specially when it comes to doing things for fun. I do, however, like learning cool new techniques, so that is the reason I wanted to try and follow along.

I didn’t have most of the things Tim uses for his tag and as I didn’t want to go out and buy them, but still wanted to stay close to the tag Tim made, I made them myself, sort of.

So here’s my tag for may 2013.

I made the embellishments myself from soda cans and plastic packaging (cool way to recycle). The metal bits were made using Sizzix die cuts.
The filmstrip was drawn onto an acetate strip with a permanent marker. After which I scratched it somewhat and used sepia archival ink to give it an older feel.

Some more close ups of the tag.
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It’s time again for another What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday over at the stamping ground. So if you want to know what that’s all about and take a little peak at everyone’s workdesks, jus hop on over and take a look =).

My what’s on your workdesk today is more like a what’s behind your workdesk, because my husband put an old chest, we had standing in the attick, in the corner. So now I have even more room to make a mess.

I’m really happy with that. I like making a mess, but I also like having a place to find the stuff to make the mess with…

After I made my canvas painting last week, I first was really happy and then landed right on my behind when I came tumbling back to earth. So I have been taking it a bit slower, with not all to much going on, painting wise. I did do some journalling, doodling type journalling and some paper crafting. Which seems to be emotionaly less demanding in a way. Last night I finally grabbed some paints again and slapped those in my “destroy” journal.

I did “destroy” several other backgrounds last week. So I’ll do a little run down of those, with first the original background followed by the resulting page.


Still in paper mode

Over at Sandee & Amelie’s Steampunk Challenge blog, the challenge for the month may is altered playing cards.
As I am still in paper mode and my prima engraver paper pad was still out on my desk, I thought I would try some altered playing cards with this.

I also had some fimo clay pieces that I made with my stamps left, so I thought I would just play around a bit.
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A little card

Just a quick post for a little card made for the Simon says stamp and show challenge; A little paper. I made this card for my mother, as I’m going to invite her to come and join me again for a few days and I thought she would like to receive a nice card.

I made this card with the prima engraver 6″-6″ paperpad, one of my favorites. I had the base card already so I just needed to embellish it.

I’m not much of a card maker, but I had a lot of fun making this one.
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