A delaying tactic…

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I have had a busy weekend so today I am sharing a few of the ATCs, cards and coins, I have received, with a couple of interesting highlights for you:

First, a few of the coins. I really enjoy working with the limitations of the small space and the curved edges. Such an interesting mix, and these are a few of my most favourite ones.

I am still quite keen to make a set with these gelli print on tape backgrounds. I keep pulling them out and trying them with a variety of toppers/focal points and nothing is grabbing me and saying THIS IS IT!

Now some cards. Again, such an array, but clearly I have a type that I pick when swapping:

I am sure I had that Lynne Perrella stamp (lower right) at some point but can I find it? BAH! I love clever words on a card or coin. But any words work for me – these are amazing

Now, the most special recent ATC wasn’t even a trade. My weekly knitting partner (one of the Knitting Bags group, who I always refer to as “my bestest bag,” reads my blog daily. She did the research on ATCs, sizes, etc and made me one! While she is quite crafty (knitting and crochet mostly, and a keen sock knitter) papercraft is very much NOT her thing. It was this day. Here is a shot of my album – I don;t think you could pick hers out as the one made by someone who never makes ATCs.

She was quite clever. She used some bits from a handbag tags and even repurposed the text from something:

I wish my first ever ATC was this good. MWAH, my bag!

One last thing – I did a swap with someone and when her ATC arrived….

Yep. I don’t even think she was aware of the fact she sent me an ATC using the back I designed and shared. Makes it all worthwhile…. OK, actual art tomorrow, no more delays!

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