Thursday, February 3, 2011

My first ATCs, a swap , some cards & A GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!

Hey everyone!

I have a few pictures of different things to share with everyone-I got involved in an ATC challenge over on for February as hosted by the lovely Dianne & with the theme of love. You have to make 3 ATCs so here are mine-
 All wrapped up & ready to go!!
 I used Tim Holtz seasonal stash papers in the valentine theme along with some of the seasonal stickers, then I added a corrugated heart & paper rose to the ATCs, I finished them off by distressing the edges with ink! I also inked the edges of the stickers to make them "pop".

 The back of the cards
It was fun making these but as its my first ones-I hope they are ok & that whoever gets them likes them!

Also I was in a swap over on the scrapbeach which was a paper & goodie swap set up by Mely where you were joined up with another member & you had to make them up a kit with paper, card, embellishments, ribbons, trims & goodies! Tricia from New York was my partner & I made her up a kit using Basic Greys Curio collection & for her goodies I gave her some Irish Lily O'Briens chocolates.

This is the kit I made-it also had to include a handmade tag which you can see here on the right. Sorry about the quality of these pics I took them with my phone so the aren't great. I made the tag with some core'dinations which I sanded, some velvet butterflies, bling, a Tim Holtz "BLISS" adage ticket, lace & organza ribbon.

She gave me an awesome kit made up of really beautiful colours & embellishments! Also it was lovely to get some goodies from America :) I can't wait to make up a mini with her kit-
The colours of this kit are so cool-and some of the pages like the one on top here with the yellow bird are flocked!!!

This is Tricias tag-how cute is this?? Love the mix of the warm & cool colours! Thanks so much again Tricia, this was a great swap!

I have joined this swap for Feb too so I'll update you all about that again :)

Then I thought I would also put up a few pics of some cards I have made over the last few months-
 A baby boy card for my neighbour
 A wedding card for my friend Susan & her husband Peter
 A baby card for my friend
 A baby card for another friend :)
 Rias christening card
A wedding card

Thanks for visiting my blog-hit that follow button if you haven't already-I have 31 followers & when I reach 50 I will do a giveaway!!!!!

Aideen X


  1. Awesome ATCs, beautiful cards, and a great giveway. TFS... Friday

  2. oh aideen you have been a busy little bee x thanks for my lovely goodies i cannot wait do do my timmy mini album and of course the minis for our swap not to mention the atc feb challenge at cardz n scrapz (shhhhh i have not started either of them )

    now on to your cards i do love your style it is very elegant and simple and i am totally in love with baby rias card all the colours and butterflies it is just beautiful

    thanks for sharing your creations and have a ball using your goodies from ny

  3. Aideen I love all your work, the tag, the ATC's & the cards - you are on a roll aren't you!! well done :-)

  4. Amazing work Aideen, just love the work you have done, they are to die for

  5. Beautiful Aideen. Really inspiring makes there. Love the ATC's. The tag with the black lace is soooo classic.
    Geraldine x

  6. Your ATCs are amazing and the swap you received - wow, you're very lucky, have fun playing :)
    Your cards are beautiful, can't wait to see more.
    big hugs

  7. Your ATC's are great! I havent' made any yet but you do inspire!

  8. Amazing ATC's, great work on the cards too... you are in a groove! Well done.

  9. Hey Aideen, Great work on the ATC's and cards!

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  11. I love all your work, the tag, the ATC's & the cards.Thanks for sharing.

  12. Your cards are beautiful! I love your ATC's, now I really want me some of that paper!

  13. I loove your cards they are adorable! You have been a busy chickie. Im a new follower saw your blog on alilscrapofheaven