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Back Cover Of A Little ATC Book

When this is posted I’ll be heading off to the UK for a quick visit to see two of my brothers.

The fur babies are being left in the capable hands of Andrew, which they will totally love as he is the one who feeds them.

Thought I would whet your appetite and leave you a teasing look at the back cover of an ATC Book, which was made from scratch, with grey board.

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New YouTube Video Tutorial


This is the box which I show you how to make on my YouTube channel but there are some extra embellishments on this box which I added after I had finished the video.

The flowers are an added touch which I made with lace and ribbon which are probably my fave embellishments to make they just add elegance to anything you make. Also finished off the back of the box and for this I stamped a couple more of the Flapper girls and then lightly coloured with Copics, one of which was decoupaged over the girl already on the box.

Watch this space I am making another video at the moment … have started to loose the nervousness and so enjoying making this third one which is a fabric album!!!

Entering for: Let’s Ink It Up – All Girl
Stampalot Challenge – What’s Your Crafty Passion … mine is making flowers … eh and stamping, inking, getting messy, matting & layering … oh well just about everything which involves crafting 😯

The Craft Place Challenge – Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas – Busting Out The Rubber
Frosted Designs – Stamping



This ATC came about because I saw Hels Sunday Stamper and she wants you to Pick A Pocket Or Two so decided to put a pocket on one of my ATC’s and add a tag … but not just any ole pocket … an acetate one. It didn’t show up so I stamped onto it with a sentiment still could hardly see it so blobbed ink onto it … not to bad … then the problems started how to attach it … remember it is only 3.5″ x 2.5″. I stitched it on but it looked awful so brain went into overdrive and I decided to add some brown lace around the edges … ah but what idiot didn’t change the white cotton. This was turning into a nightmare but then a lightbulb moment colour in the stitching with Pro markers … mmmm it didn’t look to bad anyway judge for yourselves 😯

It is such a surprise to see these colours when the tag is removed. If you look HERE you can see which ATC I have used this time … only five more to go.

Entering for: Sunday Stamper – You Gotta Pick A Pocket Or Two


Time For Tea With Bingo

What a clever Mr Tim to make these embossing folders a perfect size for ATC’s this is one from the Playing Games set, also have the Poker Face which is brilliant.

Love the Prima clear stamps these are another useful accessory for ATC’s as you can see below … used the Meadow Lark and Nature Garden very pretty.

To enhance the bird and flowers, coloured both with TH Markers then the Bingo, flowers plus the bird were given a coat of glossy accents. Finally another enhancement was to stitch along the little tape measure and the top of the cup … isn’t it always the way when I had finished and was giving the once over I realised I should have used TH Crackle Accents for the word BINGO … ah well!!!

My ATC’s are nearly coming to an end below is the last of my play around backgrounds, who can believe what you can make with a bit of paint, paste, masks, glimmer mists and embossing folders. These are all ready to embellish and you can just see the Little Car and Man on two of them.

Entering For: Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge – Show A Bit Of Brown
Fun With ATC’s – Stamps on your ATC

Please scroll down for a look at more of my ATC’s


Two More

Me again with another 2 ATC’s … ah ha …what is she going to do with these you ask well …
a few of my teemie sisters from FSC are having a swap with me, Claire has first dibs of which ATC she wants so I decided to show them all to let her decide. More to come Claire so you don’t have to decide yet. 😆

Making these has been so satisfying because I have been playing around with moulding paste, crackle glaze, embossing folders and glimmer mists. Fun and play is the name of the game with crafting and I am certainly having both with these.

Entering for: Simon Says Stamp and Show – A Bit Of Brown
ATC’s & Cards With Attitude – Anything Goes



This is the other ATC I wanted to show you … it shows more of the background which I made with the modelling paste and acrylic paint.
When I mixed the paste and paint together I dragged it through a piece of sequin waste which gave it dimension and so touchy feely. The edges have been inked with Chipped Sapphire.

This one is probably my fave so far because the background was a bit left over from a piece of card that I gessoed and then stamped into. The doily was inked then the edges were patted with versamark before being covered with clear embossing powder. Placed it onto the card and spritzed with Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist. Image is from a CD which I stamped over with the Prima Frame Stamp called Believe, lastly I stitched around the image to make it pop more.


Just Thinking

Back from my play day just in time to show you another ATC which I made.
What did I play around with today I hear you ask, well check out that background it was made with modelling paste and acrylic paint. It is so touchy feely and very dimensional, if I get time to take a pick of the other ATC you will be able to see more of the background. Acrylic paint used is docrafts Avocado with Fired Brick distress ink around the edges.


Vintage ATC’s

A real quickie post this morning as I have just had a phone call from a friend asking if I am up for a crafting sess this morning … am I wahoo.

These two ATC’s are what I made yesterday with left overs that were on my desk. This is me gone ….


ATC Swap

A few weeks ago I left a comment on Debs blog because she had 3 ATC’s to swap and wahoo I was picked to swap with her, see the post here.

Well here it is Deb’s, not only an ATC but I have even made an envelope for it to live in.
Cut out an ATC size from a cereal box which I covered with a thick layer of Gesso, whilst still damp I stamped into it with a large script stamp. Left to dry before I inked through a mask then spritzed with Memories Mist Iridescent. Stitched a piece of ribbon down the side before stamping the images. To make it look a bit more delicious I ran a gold pen all around the edges.

Above is the front and inside of the envelope.
Just popping out Deb’s to post so hopefully you will be receiving quite soon and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making.



This ATC is for the Stampotique Designers Challenges but you must use one of their stamps.
Now some people will think that this little guy (Weasel) looks creepy but I think he is cute and Puss Puss is just soooo sweet.
Sprayed some gauze with Glimmer Mists then glued onto cardboard (size 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″) stamped Weasel with black Versafine ink (because of the size of the card his legs were cut off, trust me he felt no pain) then coloured with Marvy Le Plume pens (very delicately because the gauze moved) also stitched on a pocket for the tag.