Swap-Bot – Snail Mail

Card Making Challenge #45

I discovered Swap-Bot from reading a comment on Janette Lanes Pocket Letter site http://www.pocketletterpals.com and it got my curiosity, so I thought I would join to trial it out.

My first snail mail was a card making challenge with circles.  Your swap partner is assigned to you by the co-ordinator, and you make the card according to the template of the event.  I sent a message to my partner letting her know I am her partner and will endeavour to complete the card and send off by a certain date.  Once I have completed the assignment, I mark off the event as “Sent”.  When my swap partner receives my card, I will be rated according to the Swap-Bot system and my swap partner optionally sends me a message.  I like the rating system in that the challenge has been met and any extra ratings is a bonus.  There will be another partner assigned to me and that partner will make a card for me.  I will be given the opportunity to rate the card too.

Swap-Bot link  www.swap-bot.com

Swap-Bot Card Making Challenge #45
Swap-bot swap: Card Making Challenge #45
I swap with Swap-bot!

This is my card I made for my Swap-Bot partner.  I made a matching envelop to go with it.

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Wedding heart card

I have not used my Big Shot die cutter in a while and had the opportunity when I needed to make a wedding card for my high school friends daughters wedding.

The heart was made with distress ink. I love the bright colour. Spritzed with water. Vine leaves die cut.

Enjoy!

Mixed Media Cow Card

Every week we have delivered in our letter box The Weekly Times newspaper which features rural news of Victoria.  There are always plenty of photos of animals in the paper, so I decided to use some of them for my little cards.

For the background I used Distress Inks and spritzed with water.  I tore out the photo from the newspaper and used medium gloss gel to adhere the photo to the background.

I loved how it turned out.  I gave this set to a Pocket Letter Pal in Australia.  I hope she appreciates them as much as I did.  The pocket letter theme was “Take A Page” where your background is from a page of a text book, magazine etc.   My background was from the newspaper regarding a story on the diary industry in Victoria and supporting the local diary industry by buying milk directly from the farmer.

 

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Pocket Letter featuring the Jersey cows.  Mixed Media layout using photos, stamping, water colour, distress inks and a bit of stencilling.20161030_105325

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November Mood Board Challenge

With Jot Magazine

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Jot magazine has a vibrant mood board challenge for November.

I just love vibrant, happy colours.

It inspired me to create a birthday card for my best, long time friend.

I dabbed acrylic paint to a floral stencil. Painted some shimmer on green and pink parts. Applied a light media paste which I coloured gold through a tear drop stencil. Printed ‘Happy Birthday’ with an elegant swirl on a laser printer and gold foiled with my recently brought Minc. Added a sticker, ribbon and flower.
Loving how it turned out.

I am enjoying using stencils and experimenting with distress inks and acrylic paint.

Thanks Jot Magazine for the mood board challenge.
www.jotmagazine.com

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