Monday, 8 April 2013

One down, eleven to go

You may have noticed the link to ArtJoyStuff's latest swap on my sidebar, the Fabric of Nature ATC swap. Goes without saying that I couldn't resist that one, even though it is a 12, yep, TWELVE for TWELVE ATC swap. And not just any ATC, sigh, FABRIC ATCS! Not a scrap of paper allowed. Just fabric, and lace, and embellies.

This really needed careful planning, especially as we are about to head off to France again in a couple of days. I didn't think I would have time to do them all before we leave, so I had to make sure that I had everything I needed for them ready to take to France. Preparation, girls! Thats a new concept for me, lol.

I had some images in my mind for the ATCs, but when my lovely friend Alexandra emailed me the most beautiful images of birds, I just had to use some of those. They kind of dictated the rest of things to use as well.  

Here are my supplies -

I loved sorted all the embellies into vintage baking tins and French wine tasting cups, gosh, I am so organised today!

And here is the first one completed -

As I said, one down, eleven to go........

Toodlepip xxx


Karen B. said...

Sweet Liz Luv,
love what you are creating!
many hugs,

Karen B. ~ Todolwen

morkaren said...

Hvor skønt at se dine skatte, jeg elsker perler og blonder, og det du laver er supert smukt. knus morkaren.

Bente said...

Love your creation with the bird. It`s gorgeous.

Hugs from me

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh my dear sweet friend
Yes you are totally organized and if I had everything out and displayed like that I wouldn't be able to stop creating. Your ATC is heavenly and adorned so beautifully.
Wherever do you find those little bird charms!
Happy travelling to France Liz and stay safe and hope you find everything in order when you arrive.
I shall talk more soon.
I have to admit I was even tempted to join the swap but alas I have plenty on my plate.
Sending you a big travelling squeeze,

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Oh Liz, your design is gorgeous, I am so glad that you joined the swap and took on the added responsibility of preparation and organization. Safe travels, my friend.
hugs and JOY,

Createology said...

I am totally enamored with your ATC in the nature theme. Your planning and organizing is also lovely to see. Of all the swaps to miss...darn me! Spring Sunshine Smiles...

Robin said...

Oh Liz, your supplies and your ATC look heavenly! Wish I would have known about this swap. Have fun creating and enjoy your trip to France.


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Oh Liz,your ATC is absolutely gorgeous.Have a safe trip.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great concept about being prepared, Liz. I should adapt that, lol. Your supplies are lovely and your ATC is beautiful. You'll be busy in France creating the other ones.
Have a safe trip and lot of fun!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Just a lovely assortment of fun. I somehow missed this post and hated to not participate, Kims swaps are so fun. Have fun finishing the rest and have an enjoyable trip.

Mom E. said...

So beautiful and such fun! I hoped to visit with you today, but we missed each other I think.
Gorgeous laces and buttons and the bird images are divine! Such warm soft colors, and I LOVE your pearls and laces...beautiful pictures, my dear!
Safe travels to you, hope the flowers are profusly blooming when you get there!

Dorthe said...

Dear Liz, first I love your header! maybe it was there before , but I saw it now, and love it- the photo from France is so beautiful...
and oh so are that amazing tag you made with Alexandras beautiful bird image.Kimberly does set up wonderful swaps! My fingers itch for reaching out to feel all those lovely pieces you have collected for these gorgeous swap pieces, and I wish I had time to take part !
Happy travel dear friend,-take care, and enjoy the hours planning this summers garden pleasures.