Friday 26 February 2021

ATC - Family

 Hi Crafters,

I'm popping in today to post last month's ATC swaps before it's time to share this month's!  I just don't know where my time disappears to. You would think with all activities cancelled and lockdown restrictions I would have oodles of spare time right now but it just isn't the case. Perhaps I have gotten used to the slower pace of life this weird episode in our lives has produced....I'm actually quite enjoying it. I think that looking to the future I will try to cut back on the things I once did and got involved in.'s my set of Family themed ATC's for the monthly swap at Charmed Cards & Crafts Facebook Group.

Three are for swaps and one to keep.

The background was created using acrylic paints and a brayer, when this was dry I randomly dabbed white paint using a natural sponge. I used texture paste and a stencil for some dimension and then added some stamping. The heart was cut using a Marianne Designs Die and then cut again using an Xcut Jigsaw Die. I inked and heat embossed it to give a glossy look. While piecing the jigsaw parts together I lifted two up on foam pads and stuck the other two flat to add even more interest and dimension to my ATC. Finally the word 'family' was added across the heart, this was a set of metal brads that I have had in my stash for about 10 years - who ever said being a hoarder didn't come in useful? lol.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Creative Craft Cottage - #137 Happy Valentines / Love

Moving Along with the Times - #127 Valentines / Love

More Mixed Media - Feb ATG with Optional them - Red

Crafty Galz Corner - #216 Add a Heart

Double D Challenges - Anything with a Heart

Thanks for joining me here today.

It's beautifully sunny here today, the washing is blowing on the line... small things make me happy :)

I hope you're enjoying your day too.




Darlene said...

OH WOW this is just fabulous Lorraine! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Anything with a Heart’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous backgrounds and love the beautiful hearts-I think we have ll realised what really matters ans what can be cut down on-I know how you feel got three loads of washing out and dried today-we are easily pleased lol
Carol x

meg said...

Love the backgrounds you created for the hearts and sentiments,have just taken my washing in

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Lorraine, I love your ATC cards, the jigsaw puzzle heart is fabulous and what brilliant colouring too, Kate x

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous ATCs Lorraine. Love the heart shape and the jigsaw cut is brilliant. Love the colours too. Hugs, Carol

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed and love the colours too. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful project for our current challenge, "ANYTHING WITH A HEART" ♥ delightful design and colours.
Thanks for joining in at [aNNie Designer for Double D challenges{My Blog}

Claire said...

This is fabulous. I love the design

cotnob said...

A fabulous collection of ATCs Lorraine, you have created super backgrounds for your jigsaw hearts, a great idea.
I know what you mean about getting used to a slower pace of life, I think it has probably done us all some good.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A wonderful set . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
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Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
I too am finding time is flying by and as you say maybe it's because we have all slowed down so much.
Mot finding much time to carft at the mo.
Your ATC are so gorgeous and the background you have created is so pretty.
Love the hearts they look amazing.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Sarah said...

These are wonderful, love the jigsaw hearts and the stash buster Family brads. How the last year has whooshed by, it doesn't seem that long ago!! xx

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT

rachel said...

These are beauties Lorraine - the jigsaw heart works perfectly with the word family - love it!

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for our "Add a Heart Challenge" at Crafty Gals Corner!