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You may remember that earlier in the year I took part in the Crafty Individuals ATC Swap. Today I would like to share a couple of pictures of the cards I received in return for my own.

First up is a beautiful card entitled ‘In Rembrance’ created by S. Holmes

'In Rememberance' By S. Holmes

'In Rememberance' By S. Holmes

 

The second card is I think entitiled ‘Paris’ by J.de Groot

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Aren’t they wonderful, the standard was so high, I’m sure glad I wasn’t doing the judging as I wouldn’t have been able to choose between the entries.

Thanks to both of you for beautiful cards and thanks to Crafty Individuals for organizing the competition.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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A while ago I entered a competition run by one of my favorite stamp companies Crafty Individuals. Although I didn’t win I was really pleased that pictures of my two entries were shown on their website.

Here are a couple of pictures of the ATCs made for the competition, sadly the photos don’t show the pearlescent sheen that the Perfect Pearls spray gave the backgrounds. The Wren in the second ATC was glazed, which also doesn’t show in the picture so well. My photography skills need work!

My ATC for Crafty Individuals ATC competition January 2009

My ATC for Crafty Individuals ATC competition January 2009

 

This is the second ATC I made for the same competition

My ATC for Crafty Individuals ATC competition January 2009

My ATC for Crafty Individuals ATC competition January 2009

 

Links

If you haven’t found them yet here is a link to the Crafty Individuals website

http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today’s post is a video tutorial for making a handy wallet style album to store your favourite ATCs. All you need is a single sheet of A4 Paper and a bone folder. I’m showing you a plain version, but you can use your favorite decorative papers and add stamping before you fold your page up.

If you have any questions do leave me a comment. Have fun with this project. It also makes a great holder if you are sending ATCs in the post, as it protects them from damage in transit.

Best wishes and thanks for watching

Billie :)

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Well as you can see I have been playing with my Cuttlebug and my new embossing folders. Here is the Artist Trading Card that I made for the Stamping Mad Forum’s swap for January 2009. It was an open theme;

My ATC for January 2009

Supplies Used;

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Bird Call

Ranger Adirondack Dye ink; Caramel, Butterscotch and Espresso

This was fun to make and I shall be doing more experiments with my new Cuttlebug supplies this year.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie

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Do you remember one of my goals for 2009 was to invest in some dies and embossing folders for my Cuttlebug and find out what I can do with this handy tool? Well there just happened to be a sale on so I spent rather more than I intended but have now got a healthy collection of embossing folders and a few interesting dies.

Dies, Embossing folders, more dies and sample cards made from the Embossing folders

Dies, Embossing folders, more dies and sample cards made from the Embossing folders

The first thing I do when I buy some more supplies is to make samples from them. I cut some cardstock to A6 and ran each piece through an embossing folder to see how it came out. As I tend to do swaps and also post finished work on here, I also marked the details of the folder on the card too, that way I have the details to hand when someone asks me what I used.

I cut samples for all the dies too and labeled them on the back as well. All of these things are now in the Design Box so when I am looking to create a new card/ATC I can have a rummage through that box and play with layouts till I find something I like. The good thing about samples like this is that you then have more time to play and create. If I don’t have time to get all the supplies out to create a finished piece I simple jot down the ideas and details of stamps/folders/dies etc that I want to use in a note book so when I have the time it is quicker to create.

My favorite discovery having made said samples is that it is great to use the embossing folders not just whole but in part for smaller projects like ATCs, I have used the Bird Call embossing folder for this month’s ATC swap card over on Stamping Mad Forum. I placed the small card into the folder, moved it till I had the area of interest in the right place then embossed. I was very pleased with the result. You can do this with all kinds of shapes, tags etc as well. Don’t think that you have to use the entire folder, try them out on your die cuts and punched shapes too.

I have even had a go with my perfect pearls over the top of embossing which looks just fab.

 

Have fun, its good to play

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie :)

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Today I will share a tutorial of how to make a Moo card holder.

The finished Accordian

If you have not heard of Moo’s before, they are little cards that have the measurements 2.8 x 7cm and feature a picture on one side and contact details of the owner on the other. In some cases they are used simply as business cards featuring a personal photo on the picture side, but crafters and artists have adopted these as a new way to swap their artistic creations and their contact details, along the lines of Artist’s trading cards but on a smaller format.

Since this is a long tutorial I have broken it into smaller bite size parts.

Part Two;  http://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/tutorial-moo-card-holder-featuring-the-scor-it-board-part-two/

Part Three;  http://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/tutorial-moo-card-holder-featuring-the-scor-it-board-part-three/

Part Four;  http://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/tutorial-moo-card-holder-featuring-the-scor-it-board-part-four/

The tutorial is for an Accordian style book. If you have any questions or comments please use the box below and I will be pleased to hear from you.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie xx

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