Friday, 15 April 2016

An Oldie on Friday

I can't believe it's Friday again - the day Erika invites us to link up with her Snappy Crafts blog to show a craft item we made some time ago.

First I would like to give a warm welcome to my new follower Anne.  Perhaps you would like to pop over and visit her blog Stamps and Paper.

Some years ago I used to make and swap lots of ATCs and this is one of them.  I stamped the background with a little lily of the valley stamp and used two little cards from a set of flower cards for the top.

 The flowers were fussy cut from the front of the second card.  I cut out the fiddly bits at the top with a craft knife and added the little bow.

I have four ring binders full of beautiful swaps that were sent to me and often get them out and enjoy looking at the little works of art that craft buddies sent to me.

Now that I have my blog I only have time to join in with one swap  and just make four ATCs a month


27 comments:

Valerija said...

Pretty card. Love the colours and flowers.

brenda said...

A very pretty ATC Barb, Lily of the Valley are such lovely delicate flowers.

B x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhh Barb, this is really beautiful and even more impressed when realise it is an atc brilliant work!!! Lve all the little touches, and you are right about being heavy handed, with the brayer - as I don't have strong hands I don't have that issue :)
Thanks so much for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Erika said...

What a beautiful oldie Barb, thanks for joining me today. I love how you've matched the background to the flower. The writing behind really makes the flowers pop too.

Have a super weekend and happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Lisa Andersson said...

It´s very beautiful, Barb.
Hugs, Lisa

scrAPpamondo said...

Such a lovely ATC with these flowers and the perfect stamped background! Love the distressed papers, too!

Pen Sunshinepen said...

lovely card. i know what you mean about time being used up with blogging. I have not yet blogged today...dont know where the time goes.

crafty hugs Pen x

Lia said...

I love lily of the valley and your card also! And the doggies below are just gorgeous!!
Lia xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a beautiful little atc Barb.
Lorraine

Karen Knott said...

Your card is lovely Barb, Lily of the Valley is my favourite spring flower :) I love the different layers you have created.
I cant believe its friday again either, where on earth does all the time go !
Hugs, Kaz x

Angela Radford said...

Just got back from my walk so thought I would pop over and see what you've been up to. Lovely card Barb. Happy crafting, Angela x

GHAZALA said...

A very beautiful card
Very happy to follow you
Happy Crafting :)

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Barb, I do like this, Lily of the valley are such gorgeous little flowers and you've made a delightful card with it, lovely background too, beautiful oldie Kate x

Cara said...

Wow, that's stunning and done in miniature too! Very impressive. Cara x

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a brilliant creation for your Oldie today.
Lilly of the Valley flowers are so elegant I think, and I love what you have created with them.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Hettie said...

Hello Lovely. What a stunning ATC. I absolutely love it. My Mum would have too. Lily of the Valley were her favourite flowers. It is also a family tradition to have LOV in our wedding bouquet also.
Hugs
xxx

Bonnie said...

What a pretty card, Barb! I love lily of the valley and have some starting to bloom. They smell so good and are such dainty flowers! I love how you've fussy cut them and added them to that sweet ATC card!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a wonderful ATC! I have such a love-hate relationship with ATCs. THey are so cool but I struggle with them so. You knocked this one out of the ball park!

Greta said...

Beautiful flowers & love the card, Barb!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very beautiful card Barb, I adore it. Have a wonderful weekend!

Love and hugs
Maarit

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant creation, love this image and gorgeous colours chosen. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.xx
 {aNNie}

Janice said...

Just beautiful Barb, lily of the valley were my Mum's favourite. Don't seem to see them much these days.
Janice x

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I love Lilly's of the valley - or May Lilly's - as we sometimes call them! You did a beautiful job! My aren't out yet - but soon!

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely ATC, Barb. It's so detailed and the lily of the valley is beautiful. I've tried to grow this plant with no success so far but I'm not giving up just yet :) Elizabeth xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful ATCs Barb...just love the lily of the valley image....and the papers....Joolsx

Karen D. said...

how pretty...

Donna said...

Stunning...
Do you keep your old cards or are these old photo's, Barb?