ATC's, Mixed Media

Valentine ATCoins

Hi Everyone,

Β I have a fun project to share with you today, a trio of valentine themed artist trading coins!

Now I have had these wee discs for ages, my friend Helen from Handmade at Helens gave some the last time I attended one of her workshops, so thought it was high time I made something with them!


These were made for my post today over on the Colourcraft Design Team Blog, you can see the full post over here.


Thanks for popping round and see you all soon with more projects


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Whimsical ATC’s

Hi Everyone!,

It is my turn over on the Colourcraft Design Team Blog This weekend and I have made a trio of ATC’s using the Whimsical Summer Stamp Set by Rubber Dance.

spring atcs 2

I do like this stamp set a lot, it is versatile and the elements are small enough for ATC’s and a host of other potential projects πŸ™‚

Please head on over to the Colourcraft BlogΒ to see what I made πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend

Sarah x

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Smile ATC

Hi everyone,

I can’t remember the last time I made an ATC (artist trading card) so I thought I would made some more. Β  This will be number 1 of a set of 4 that I am sharing with you today, the remaining 3 will be featured very soon.


Supplies List :-

  • DecoArt Media White Gesso
  • DecoArt Media Texture Paste
  • DecoArt Media Matte Medium
  • DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver, Phthalo Turquoise, Β Cobalt Teal Hue
  • DecoArt Shimmer Mister White
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ; Patina
  • Scrapiniec Decorative Chipboard
  • That’s Crafty ATC White/Greyboards
  • Matte Silver Sequins
  • Petaloo Darjeeling Tiny Flwoers
  • Cotton Lace from Lavish Laces Etsy Store
  • Spellbinders Media Mixage Ephemera
  • Darice Hemp

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Thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚

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Coffee Filtered ATC’s

Hi there everyone… Happy Thursday to each and every one of you πŸ™‚ I’m now officially on 4 days holiday for easter πŸ™‚

So this evening I headed up the garden path and made some bits n bobs in my wee shed πŸ™‚

ATC’s were on the agenda for this evening and I made 3 all live over on Ustream.. it was a hoot tonight, so a special thankyou to all the girls who came over and kept me company xoxx

Here is the first one I made and this one has its very own “holder”

and then I made the ATC to go on the inside, which I called Clockwork Rabbit

Then I made some background papers from coffee filters that joycie sent me over, I used distress inks, stampin up inks and acrylic paint watered down, whilst following the new colour charts that joyce sent over

Meet Carrot Boy πŸ™‚ this is 1 of 2 I made this evening and this one I made specially for Joycie πŸ™‚

and I nearly forgot to say… I made a homemade bird feeder earlier on this evening using an empty toilet roll tube

Spread with Peanut Butter then roll in crushed nuts and seeds πŸ™‚ then thread onto a branch and the birds will love you forever ❀

the birds will be wiping their beaks on my fences after scoffing this lot πŸ˜‰

Thanks for popping over and have a great easter weekend xx

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Fabric ATC

Last week I brought some ink sprays and muslin fabric down from the workshop to the kitchen table and played around dying some background swatches… Tonight in the workshop I created an ATC with one of the backgrounds..

I’m still practicing with the whole sewing thing, and have loads of ideas in my head what I want things to look like, but it’ll take me a while to get there so just taking baby steps at the moment… I guess it will be like the very first cards I made, I thought they were brilliant, and when I look back now I cringe lol… This fabric ATC is the same, I love it… but a couple of years down the line I may think differently πŸ˜‰

There are several layers to this ATC..

  • Backing (bottom layer) is non furry hessian with a small weave
  • Middle layer is grey felt
  • Top Layer is ink sprayed Muslin
  • Embelished with Seam binding and satin ribbon offcuts from a project i’m working on at the moment πŸ™‚
  • Its all stitched with Silver Gutterman Thread
  • There’s some Bugle beads in the 4 corners attached to a small square of seam binding.
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Vintage Mushroom ATC Series

It’s been a blowy / rainy kinda day here today.. in between hanging out washing and cleaning out the animals I squeezed in a bit of crafting in my workshop today πŸ™‚

I made a set of 6 ATC’s today using the vintage mushroom collage sheets I bought online last week.

I quite fancied doing an ATC swap but wasnt sure what it all entailed,.. so i’ll do a bit of investigating and see what’s what and maybe come back later on next week with a wee swap πŸ˜‰ (if your interested just give me a wee shout).

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ATC’s .. Lindy’s, Birds and Postage Stamps

I’ve had a great day of crafting up in the workshop today πŸ™‚ I’ve been up there most of the day, only coming back into the house to hang out the laundry, put another load in and feed the troops πŸ˜‰

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays featured a lot today, I custom dyed hydrangea flowers and seam binding to match and did about 8 different colour combinations giving me loads of ideas for new cards! Β In fact I made a card for my friends sister who recently went through surgery, but I forgot to take a picture of it.. but those who kept me company on Ustream seen it I used a bird stamp from Crafty Individuals πŸ™‚

Then I took some watercolour paper and sprayed loads of different backgrounds because in theory I wanted to make a Tie Dyed mini album… I will still make it but not with the papers and mini I covered today.. its more for a boy/space/harry potter/sciFi type mini, I’ll take pictures tomorrow and show you what I mean πŸ˜‰

So what to do with all the offcuts of sprayed paper left over from the mini? Β I kept them and made some ATC’s πŸ˜‰

Here they are… a trio of Bird / Lindy Background / Old Postage Stamps / Rubber stamp postmarks..

ATC #1

ATC #2

ATC #3

Altogether ….

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Just a Note … For You … & Spring ATC Swap!

Helloooooo .. It’s been a while! and I have been a bad blogger/crafter πŸ˜‰

I’ve not been making an awful lot of anything lately, work and home are real busy at the moment and not leaving an awful lot of room for craftiness.. so what did I do? Β I joined a couple of swap’s over at your paper pantry to try and get into the swing of things again πŸ™‚

I have almost finished the Springtime ATC Swap (picture right at the bottom of this post) and I need to make a start to the Recipe Card Swap that Yolanda is hosting, just need to find out what group I’m in and how many I need to make.

I made a couple of small cards last week trying out one of the new stamps sets I’d bought, if you are interested in the supplies I used on any of the cards just send me a message here and i’ll send you a supplies list πŸ™‚

Card #1 Just a note

Card #2 Just a note

Card #3 is made using some Design House Piggie Stickers πŸ™‚

and finally here is my finished ATC for the swap over at YPP.. .. I like how this turned out kinda vintage shabby chic springtime πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by πŸ™‚