Monday, 6 January 2014

First swap of the year

I do love Kimberly's ATC swaps, she is such a lovely hostess, and she is starting 2014 off with a VALENTINE'S ATC swap!

I had to get my skates on with this one, as the deadline is 18th January, and I can never be sure how quickly or slowly a letter/package will get to the States. So I started as soon as I saw her post yesterday, and here they are, in sweet pink and gold -

I started with scrunched up pink tissue paper glued to the tag and very lightly rubbed with gold to highlight the raised bits. I didn't have any Dresden trims ( why the heck are they so difficult to get in the UK? ), so I used a gold paper doily for the tops of the ATCs. I ran a gold coloured Christmas envelope through my Bigshot to get the golden butterflies and flowery scrolls. Needle felted some little pink hearts. Found some pretty vintage ladies and voila, Valentine's ATCs completed!

I had to use my little old Fujifilm Finepix camera for the photos, because my Nikon camera has finally self destructed. Well, not the whole camera, just the standard lens it came with, but I have had nothing but trouble with that lens ever since I bought the camera. It has been in for repairs 4 or 5 times, thankfully under the extended warranty I had splashed out on, but that is now out of date, and the lens is bust. Well and truly. The insides have collapsed and are rattling around in there. Very frustrating. Sigh. Not sure what I am going to do now.

Now I have get started on the first Tag Tuesday tag of 2014, due tomorrow. Hmmm, perhaps a little Belgian chocolate will help to get the creativity flowing.....

Toodlepip xxx


Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...
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Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Pink perfection, Liz! I love the mix of gold with pink.
Always so happy to see you join my swaps!
enJOY a beautiful week,

Mom E. said...

You made gorgeous tags!
The Belgian Chocolate I will go for! But I will have to settle for some German chocolate! WE did have some French dark chocolate that was amazing for Christmas. I love having a daughter send me yummies from Europe!
Your creativity is flowing, girl, got to get mone on!!
see you then! TT !

Createology said...

I love your ATCs and am also swapping. It would be wonderful to get one of your beauties. Happy New Year...

PetraB said...

These are truly beautiful. The mix of colours and details is perfect.

Dorthe said...

Liz, they are so adorable,
you just made the most lovely ATC`s in pink and gold,- oh and the sweet hearts you felted,-they are wonderful.
Hugs and xx,

Diana Taylor said...

These are just the most delightful little tags - the pink and gold looks stunning. I love the needle felted hearts - I've just learnt how to do that and found the results very quick and satisfying! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a good week.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I love them
They are so sweet and love the gold attached to the cards.
I must get started on my valentine cards

Salma said...

oh nein, das mit der kamera ist ja blöd :( vielleicht findest du irgendwo was gebrauchtes?? hab meine kamera auch bei e*ay gefunden :)

und die tags sind superschön...mich fasziniert jedes mal die ganze arbeit, die da drin steckt :)

alles liebe

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh Liz, these are delightful! Love the colors. I just packaged mine up, I too worry about the mail delays. The swaps always get my MOJO in full to be pushed I guess. Here's hoping... enjoy the weekend, they come and go so fast. We've a little pretty snow in our trees today but it warmed up...about 28 today.

WW said...

Hi Liz,
I'm so excited that I got one of your ATC's in this swap. I love your work, and love seeing it on your blog. I've been wanting something of yours for awhile, so I'm ecstatic I got one.
Thank you,
Wendy W