Friday, October 3, 2008

ATC's and Postcards

I had a one on one swap with a lovely lady named Winifred from Narrabri (Aus) recently after she had contacted me and asked for a trade.
This is the ATC that she sent me and it is so beautiful.
The background has been hand needlefelted with wonderful hand embroidered flowers and sequins and beads.
This photo does not do it justice but it was the best that I could get.

Here is the ATC that I sent her in return--it is made from the last pieces of a sample that I made at a Ken Smith workshop and it is made from all the pieces that I had left which I butted together and then used a zig-zag stitch to join them.
I then added gold foil.

Lastly here is a postcard that I sent to Candi in the US as part of a postcard swap on Stitchin Fingers.

The base is a piece that I made on the embellisher while doing Dale's workshop and I added some machine stitching-some gold foil a flower and a heart shaped brad.

I am sure that both the ladies that I have swapped with this time don't have blogs.


Aussie Jo said...

Lovely cards Doreen, i love that foiling, might have to get mine out.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Very pretty! The more I'm seeing you do with the embellisher, the more I think I want one. I don't need another machine taking up space so I am resisting mightily.

Maureen said...

The flower atc is so pretty Doreen and of course yours are great as usual.

freebird said...

They are all pretty. It's fun to be able to use up all the scraps by turning them into one more pretty item isn't it?

Julie H said...

I do like the Earthy tones and all the texture in the middle card, the one you received is beautiful too.

sharon young said...

These are lovely PC's, I especially like the beautiful hand stitching on Winifred's and the addition of that gorgeous daisy on yours, Doreen.

Dot said...

Beautiful postcard from Winifred. And your cards are beautiful too (love the gold foil effect).