Thursday, 28 February 2013

Snowy Owl - ATC - Thank Yous!

Hi... I hope you are all well... I'm not feeling too good at the moment... first got a dodgy stomach, now 'women's troubles' .... LOL - don't worry.. I won't go into details! ... but I'm in a lot of pain today... so I was glad that I had this post drafted up and ready to go!! Yay!!

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!!

It's my very first ATC.... now I knew they were small but I really didn't realise how small until I came to do one... I was thinking the size of a Postcard!! but they are teeny... 64mm x 89mm...

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


Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous ATC Sue, love the very sweet owl. Aww! going to miss you at MCH but your health comes first hun, hope you feel better soon.

Donna x

Judith said...

Aw Sue - you're having such a rough time just now, hope you feel better soon, I love your little snowy owl ATC - haven't made one before I saw them in a craft shop and was amazed how small they were! I'm really getting into Mr Selfridge too -something to look forward to on a Sunday. look after yourself hugs judith x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Sorry to hear that you are not so good at the moment Sue, I hope you start to feel better soon.
Your ATC is gorgeous, I love the background and cute penguin.
Take care
Hugs Sue

Mary J said...

What lovely goodies! and your make is so adorable, Sue!!

Hope you are 100% better soon sweetie

Mary x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sue I saw on Teresa's blog that you were stepping down and I was so sorry to see that as you make some gorgeous cards for her. However, you need to put yourself first and hopefully your health will improve I certainly hope so! Your ATC is such a darling, what a cute little owl and I love your snowy background. I have not seen Mr. Selfridge I am hooked on Call The Midwife though and will be sorry to see the series end! Sending you lots of get well hugs, Susan x

DesignerDiva said...

Hello my sweet friend, I'm so sorry to hear you are not too good at the minute. Spring and Summer are just around the corner and hopefully the warmer weather will improve your health or at least make you think it has!
YOur little ATC is soooooooo cute, I know what you mean though, I've only ever made one and they may be small but they are sooooooo challenging!!
I seem to have missed the whole series of Mr Selfridge - must have been under a rock!
Take care of yourself, I miss you in blogland
Hugs Laurie xx

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous ATC Sue fabulous background and what a cute owl....I am sorry you are not to good and that you are stepping down from MCH but you must think of yourself first...Take

EELS said...

Hello Sue, wow what a fabby post showcasing the ATCs and thankyou for such kind was a lot of fun wasn't it, the owl ATC you made me is sitting next to my computer and I keep looking at it admiring the gorgeous background of silvery snowflakes etc. I love it.

Hurry and start to feel better real soon too, the rotten weather doesn't help does it and once you're well again maybe we could do a tag swap.

Take care and happy crafting,
Your blog pal

Pia S said...

I think your ATC turned out great!!! The shimmery snow makes a great background your your owl (I love owls too!). I've never made an ATC, I rarely do tags too, but I might have a go at it real soon.

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue,
Ooh - your ATC is fabulous, I must confess I have never attempted one, but you've inspired me hun, it looks fun - Love Elaine's one too, it made me smile! Oh Sue, I have loved having you on the DT and we will definately keep in touch, I know we will...I do hope you feel a bit better by the weekend and looking forward to my Sunday night TV;) Biggest of Hugs, Teresa xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi Sue I am pi--ed off with blogger, I just typed a very long comment and it came up service not available when I clicked to send it. Not sure I can remember all I said now. Lol!!!

First of all I am so sorry to hear you and your family are still suffering bad health.

I hope you all feel better soon. Your ATC you sent away was adorable and showed a true picture of our weather as did Elaine's of hers. Lol!!! Both were gorgeous.

Have a good weekend.


Evie said...

Gorgeous ATC. Love the snowy background and the owl it's so cute.

Sorry about your health, I hope you get back to your normal self very soon!

Big hugs,

Tammy said...

OMGosh your ATC is sooo cute Sue! I love that sweet owl image and your gorgeous silver embossing!! Take care of yourself and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Big Hugs, Tammy

Claire said...

He's an adorable owl Sue - I love owls! Hope you start to feel better soon hun, you take care of yourself sweetie. Hugs, Claire x

cotnob said...

This is a lovely ATC Sue, fabulous embossed background and such a cute little owl - I have never tried making one myself - I don't think I could manage anything that small.
I'm sorry to hear you are not feeling very well, I hope you are on the mend now.
Have a good weekend.

SusanLotus said...

Cute ATC!
And so fun to see that you make these small cards too. Great swap you made.

I hope you feel better soon.
These weather chnges are terrible when you suffer from pain... You have my empathy Sue!

Enjoy your weekend and mr Selfridge, who I don´t know at all, and stay warm.

Warm Hugs!

Ira Huberts said...

What a fun swap that was Sue! You and Elaine have certainly created some fab atcs for each other!! Love your cute little owl, he's adorable! And Elaine's creation is so bright and summery!
I, too, am so sorry to see you go from our team, but I know that we will continue our friendship ;-) Hope you're feeling better now? Lots of hugs, Ira xox

Nicole Hascoet said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry I haven't visited for a long time. My laptop is at the repair shop and I am still waiting for it. Hopefully very soon.
Love your little card and the background is great.
You got some lovely goodies.
I hope you are feeling better now.
Take care
Hugs xx

Kim. said...

I hope you start to feel better soon Sue, I know how you feel. I am having so many issue's with my spine at the moment it isn't funny anymore.
Love the atc's but boy they really are small.
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Love your ATC - well done on making your first one, it's something I've been meaning to do for ages! Whar lovely goodies you got in return!

I'm sorry you've had to step down from your DT but health and family come first. Hope you feel better soon. Talking of 'women's problems'; can you believe I still have them and I'm 55 in two weeks!! What's that all about, lol!

Violets Corner said...

Totally adorable owl Sue, love the ATC to bits.

I hope you'll feel better soon, lets hope spring will come with healing warmth.

Oh, and Mr Selfridge, he's still annoying me, but I just have to watch anyway, lol!

Love and warm hugs

Jules said...

Hi Sue

I think you have done really well with your ATC .. .. love the embossed background very much.

How lovely to have swapped with Elaine. I know she makes gorgeous ATCs too.

Such a shame you have had to step down from MCH .. .. but your health and your family must come first.

As for Mr Selfridge. I was disappointed to learn it is the last one on Sunday :-(

Sunday night just won't be the same!!

Love Jules xx