Thursday, January 31, 2013

Papercrafting Fun

Hi there Papercrafting Friends! I've had a lovely week with a visit from my sister and brother-in-law which was just soooo nice and I've had several days of playing with card and paper, which I love.
Below is a pic of the gorgeous tag I received from my partner Diane in our first month of our 'Aussie - Monthly Tag Swap.  The subject was 'Cool Waters' and hasn't Diane done a lovely job of interpreting the theme.  I just want to sit in that chair!
I have been looking for a novel way of displaying my 'Aussie - 12 months of Tags' and was delighted when I saw this pic on a Pininterest repin.  Sorry I don't know the name of the owner, but whoever you are....congratulations for a great idea!
I don't have a lovely ironwork hanger like the example, but I do have a nice vintage coathanger which I've been wanting to do something special; here it is with my very first tag.  It looks a bit lonely, but it won't be long and it will have eleven other friends to hang with.
I also got an early start on my local Papercraft Artists Groups next ATC Alphabet swap and created my letters 'C' and 'D'.
C is for CAT of course.  I used Dylusion Inks on the gloss background card and sponged some Gesso over small sequin waste, then stamped a brick wall before stamping the cat.  I just love the expression on his face.  I think he is a bit "peeved" with the whole idea.
D for DRESS was very simple to put together.  I embossed white card for the background then rubbed pastel chalk over the embossed pattern and layered it onto light brown card.  The dress was stamped onto scrapbooking paper and given a little Bakers Twine tie at the waist.
I've also completed my February Aussie - 12 Months of Tags Swap.  Our subject is 'Love', so here is a sneak peak!
and......I invited two of my friends to come over and have a papercrafting day with my sister and I and this is what the four of us did to my dining room table!!  Unbelievable that four grown women could get in such a mess.
We made Easel Cards with Post-It-Notes at the base to sit on
 a desk.  Love the way these cards fold down for posting or gift wrapping.  Here are the two that I made.....
Until next time....Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January Aussie Tag

Hi There Bogging Friends!  My partner has received my January 'Cool Waters' tag, in the Aussie - Monthly Tag Swap 2013,  so here is a pic as promised.

Doesn't she look soooo cool!
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Swaps are underway!

Hi there Blogging Friends.  I've just spent two hours trying to get this post up.  Did I miss something??
The last time I put a post up, I was able to upload directly from my computer, but not now it seems.   The only way I could do this post was to upload my photos to the 'Picasa Web Albums' then select them from there.
Now I am way out on a limb with this blogger upgrade, but it all seems to be a long way round to do a post....uploading directly from my computer was easy...why make things so hard?
Anyway; 2013 swaps are underway so below is a pic of  my first swap with the Altered Paper group.  The subject for January is "Baby It's Cold Outside" and this lovely vintage photo of a bride and her bridesmaid in the snow tells the story well I think.
My own local group 'The Papercraft Artists' are having a year long swap of ATC'S with the Alphabet. January is A & B and I had a delightful time creating my A for Angel and B for Bee.
Love the Queen Bee!
My own  'Aussie - Monthly Tag Swap for 2013' is also underway and here is a sneek peek of my first tag for January 'Cool Waters'.
Don't those waves look real cool!  The froth is textured paste.  Will post the full pic when my partner receives her tag.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Papercrafters, in Australia are invited to sign up for my 'Aussie - 12 Months of Tags Swap 2013'.

Themes for each month relate to what is happening in Australia during that month.

Each participant will be assigned a different partner each month.

The swap will be one altered medium size shipping tag e.g. up to 6in x 3in.

Mail date for finished tags will be the 12th of each month during 2013; except for January which will be the 18th January, 2013.


January 2013 - 'Cool Waters'
February 2013 - 'Love'
March 2013 - 'Autumn Inspiration'
April 2013 - 'Red Poppies'
May 2013 - 'Remember Me'
June 2013 - 'Queen For A Day'
July 2013 - 'Beauty of a Tree'
August 2013 - 'The Great Outdoors'
September 2013 - 'Peace'
October 2013 - 'Time'
November 2013 - ' Fashion'
December 2013 - 'A Summer Christmas'

Further information about the monthly subjects can be found by clicking on the page link 'Aussie - 12 Months Of Tags Swap 2013' at the top of my blog (just under the header)

SIGN UP'S CLOSE AT 5.00 pm (aussie time) Saturday 12th January, 2013.



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