Something a bit different for me... I recently did an ATC swap with my lovely blogging friend Elaine in Australia... and as Snowy Owl has now safely landed in Australia... I thought I'd show him... he is cute though I do say so myself!!
I have to confess that at first I just sat and stared at this little blank card for a couple of weeks!! Then I put a snowy background on... probably because of all the snow we were having here!! LOL... then stared at it for another couple of weeks!! but I honestly didn't know what to put on the background!! but I know Elaine loves owls... so I thought I'd look for a cute owl online... and I found a cute Christmas Selection at Pink Gem Designs. I didn't realise they were coloured though!! duh... so I had to do a bit of manipulation on my laptop and made it monochrome...
Well he looked quite cute as he was... but thought I'd add some flock to the bobble on his hat... Awwww!! and then I made the SNOWY and OWL words on my computer with an Almonte Snow Font... and lastly I just added some silver nailheads.
I really enjoyed making it! hope you like it...
and here's the fab ATC that Elaine sent me in the swap.... isn't it gorgeous!! I LOVE the beautiful background and the wonderful surfing Kanga... those rippling muscles are SO cool...and the sparkly sun is perfect... I love it !!! :-))
I won't take it out of the protective sleeve as I want to keep it perfect!!
and Elaine was SO kind and sent me other goodies... love the little purse card! and Wow! I absolutely adore the ATC Case that she made for me (top right) it's so cute and gorgeous!! Love it all!! Thanks Elaine - you're a star!!
Just before I sign off... I have some news.... I think most of you know that I haven't been making cards for My Crafty Heart for quite a while now... the lovely Teresa gave me time off and I was hoping to return when my health improved... but my health is still very up and down... and also within family too... so I am officially stepping down from the team.... I absolutely loved my time on the Team and making all those wonderful cards for MCH... it was such a pleasure... and Teresa has been so good to me!! Thank you hun!! .... but I think that stepping down is the right decision... the way things are at the moment for me... I will of course be keeping in touch with Teresa and all the girls on the team... and I wish My Crafty Heart all the best for the future! :-))
Ah well... not long until weekend... I'm looking forward to watching Spiral and Mr Selfridge!! Mr Selfridge has definitely improved as the series has gone on!! he's not as annoying now... or maybe I have just got used to him!! LOL ...... and the handsome French guy who is in Mr Selfridge is also in Spiral.... ;-) I can feel a change in my Eye Candy coming on soon.... LOL
Ooh... I almost forgot.... the lovely Laurie has a new Challenge over at MAWTT - the theme is 'Lovely Ladies' - hope you can join Team B for their challenge this week! ;-)
Take care and I will hopefully be back on form with a card very soon... I have a couple of cards half-finished... so as soon as I feel a bit better I will finish them and also catch up on commenting too!! :-))
Love and Hugs