Thursday, 26 November 2009


Imagine how chuffed I was when Chriss from The Artist Trading Club asked if I would like to do ATC swaps!!!!  This is my 2nd now & its really great to get back some wonderful ATC's from such talented people, thank you Chriss XXX

The theme for November was 'keys'.  The ATC is actually a lot brighter irl but thats winter light for you.

The background is a blend of distress inks sprayed with gold glimmer mist.  My castle stamp is from Paper Artsy, which I watercoloured.  The chippie key has been dabbed with 2 colours of versamark & then glassy accented.

The 2nd swap I have done is for the BubblyFunk Forum and is a twinchie.  The theme is Christmas.

The background is distress ink which has been overstamped.  The Father Christmas is part of a larger stamped image which I painted & cut out.  I used my quickie glue pen to add glitter inplaces on his beard and there are stickles for berries on his hood!  Have I been good???? NAH.....thats boring hahahahaha!

Thank you for looking, have a great weekend & keep your feet dry & warm, HUGS XXX


Kaz said...

Bad behaviour, but good crafting so I think santa will visit you this year xx

Hazel said...

Wonderful idea for the key ATC - it's fairyland beautiful. And Santa's looking good too x

Angelnorth said...

Define good - lol! Great ATC, the key looks fab and I love the old fashioned Santa!

Cheryl said...

oh hun these are brilliant I am in the first atc swap for the keys one love your idea its just brilliant love the key effect and love that twinchie too hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Sharon said...

They are both fab. Love the theme and the coloyurs.

Anonymous said...

fab ATC and Twinchie

Chris said...

Fab atc Karen(maybe I will get that one in my swap hee hee) Love it!!
Your Santa inchie is gawgus too with that glitter.

Sorry not to have popped by for a while but thank you so much for your words of support on my blog hun they really mean a lot.

Have a fab weekend
Chris xx

lisa said...

These are both gorgeous, Karen. I love the castle and that sentiment is just lovely.


Kathy said...

These are lovely - especially that twinchie - I love that one

Sue said...

Oh I love that ATC Karen and the glitter on Santa is just right.
Sue x

Traceyr said...

I am sure you have been good in your sleep Karen hahaha and Father Christmas will visit and leave something in your stocking. ;)

These are great!


Gez said...

Great ATC's Karen. They are both lovely love the sentiment. Sorry for not being around will catch up with you soon honey.xx

Chriss Rollins said...

Hi Karen,
Well I have those wonderful ATC's in my and they are really gorgeous.... chris better be extra nice to me 2 cream cakes the next time she visits if she hopes to get one of them in her

I am getting a little more time to get round and leave a comment...thanks for joining in with the swaps I can tell you everyone will be receiving some fab ones back.
take care
chriss x