Saturday, 22 February 2020

Postcard and ATC Swaps

Morning and I am decluttering my stash and trying to use at least once a week neglected or unused stamps/dies/EF and deciding what to keep -today I have a postcard and an ATC set to share which have been made for swaps on a FB forum.
The post card was made using a large old wooden script stamp from Stampabilities,wine bottles/glasses/sentiment and bubbles are craft mag freebies(keepers lol)and the delicate background was made with DI and aan Imagination Craft stencil(neglected Stash)wine and bottle tops coloured with promarkers and DI edges.

ATC set-made with craft mag freebie stamps and a washi tape (unused found in bottom of ribbon box)The domino stamp strip was won a couple of years ago-I think from Lost Coast Portal and first time used.
challenges-
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
incy wincy-ATG
use your stuff-circles{ATC set}
Jan's digital stamps-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG
the paper shelter-for the boys
Simon says-add a sentiment
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
krafty chicks-CAS
pink gem-ATG
classic design-ATG
mix it up-stencilling(postcard)
creative inspirations-ATG
not just cards-ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
createful heart-ATG
my time to craft-stamps only-no digis
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

50 comments:

brenda said...

It's a very cathartic exercise Carol and something we all need to do now and then, I often find I see neglected stamps etc., in a totally different light. Great makes with those you have re-discovered.

B x

meg said...

great makes Carol love that they are most suitable for those difficult guy cards

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

It's really interesting visiting old stamps as you can often see them in a whole new light the second time around. I've been trying to use some of my older stamps to build up my card stash and it's been fun, plus, I've found lots that I'd forgotten I had lol :) Lovely makes Carol x

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are great Carol

gr karin

Janette said...

Have we all been having a sort out Carol, its the winter blues I think, yesterday I had to move everything due to rain coming in, and found so many stamps I just don't use but am going to, its sad. Well I love your gorgeous postcard, it looks so good. Happy stamping.x

dutchess said...

You and me Carol...lots of stuff I no longer used and it’s all going to the charity shop...they have a special area now for crafty stuff and it all sells well....I now make a card out of each die I give them so it helps to sell the die....
Hope you have a nice weekend it blowing a gale here xxxxx

Lynne said...

Your cards are fabulous Carol. I need to go through my stamps too. I have quite a few that haven't even seen ink yet x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous ATC's display love how you have made the ones for the guys...x

Jean said...

Great work Carol I too am sorting through my stash. xx

*Vicki* said...

Your ATCs are just fabulous Carol! I love your images and I also love the idea of using your neglected stash which is something that I've been wanting to do since the first of the year! When I start cleaning my room...it's ALL over the place! LOL! Wonderful inspiration today my friend! HUGS

Lisa Andersson said...

Great makes, Carol! The wine background is just fabulous. and love the ATC set too.
I too ned to go through my stamps and stuff...who knows what I will find, lol.
Have a great weekend
Hugs, Lisa

Beebeebabs said...

You did a great job as always!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Both projects look amazing, Carol, with the awesome colors in your collage, and the fun ATC games! I, too, want to start playing with old stuff, neglected stuff, virginal stuff, and stuff that I want to upcycle. Hopefully, I am better positioned to do just that. But first, my craft room has a giant pile of things that require my attention to determine whether to share them with others, finish them, or upcycle them. Today I ended up giving a few mini classes to friends who were unfamiliar with basic techniques. I love seeing their faces light up when learning new techniques - just as I enjoy learning from my mistakes or other people's samples. Hoping you are having a great week-end, Carol, and that things are going as well as possible, too. Thank you for being such an inspirational friend - both art wise and heart wise. love, de

Witchcrafted Life said...

These are seriously cool! My mom is a great pool player whose been shooting for decades now (at a hobbyist level, she's never had any desire to compete professionally) and your ATC with set of billiard balls instantly made me think of her.

Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

Dee's Craft Room said...

Lovely work Carol, as always, I love the masculine theme of the ATCs.

I am hopeless at de-clittering but badly need to downsize my stash - I am a crafty hoarder I am afraid. There is so much I have not used for a long time and it takes up so much space, doesn't it?

Take care.

Dionne xx

Joy Wilson said...

Carol, I'm going join you in on your challenge to use at lease one unused item per week! I'm stating to think I collect craft items and not so much crafting! I just love your postcard image with the bottles! Very Creative! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I made the tutorial in the hope to inspire people and I would love to see what you make xx

Babs said...

love the masculine theme, the A.T.Cs are fabulous, I had a sort out last summer of my stamps put them all to one side the ones I thought I wouldn’t use , but then I looked at them again and thought oh well I might use that and I might use this and before I knew it I put them all back lol..
Have a good week.
Babs x

Gerrina said...

Your card is so great festive and so good for both a woman or a man (find that difficult myself). And your ATC's make me wanne go play darts :) Hugs, Gerrina

Elaine Stark said...

Great ATC's, I have not made any for ages. Thanks for joining Aud Sentments challenge. Elaine

Creative world said...

This is awesome.Love the colors and design and fabulous .Thank you for joining us ta A GEM OF A CHALLENGE
Željka DT xx

Alison59 said...

Super makes Carol :-)

cotnob said...

These are fabulous Carol, I especially like the the post card - you have created a super background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Carol L said...

Great makes on all of these. I too am sorting through my stash and making major purges of the things I no longer use. I love to craft, but hate the cluttered look LOL

Dawn Sirdefield said...

Super little postcard and I love those ATCs. It is good to have a clear out now and again, I usually find quite a bit I have not used and even forgotten I had! Lol. Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at Digi Choosday looking forward to see you again soon.
Hugs Dawn xx
DIGI CHOOSDAY DT
Cards for all Occasions {My Blog}

Daffodil Cards said...

Brilliant use of freebies etc. Fabulous makes Carol.
Faith x

Michelle said...

These are absolutely stunning Carol - love the vintage look to them. Good luck with the destashing - Michelle x

Mrs.B said...

I think we are all guilty of buying new and neglecting the older items in our stash. I do try to remind myself to use the old, but it's usually stamps and the odds and ends never get used. You've put your neglected stash to good use today Carol, the ATCs would be great card toppers for a man.
Avril xx

creationsnz said...

Hi Carol, glad to see you using some re-discovered goodies, and making smashing things with them. Must say those game ATC's are super with the strips. Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy, CarolG

Lisa Lynn said...

Carol those are just awesome. You are so good to re-discover some of your stash....I have been wanting to do that, but haven't done it as much as I should.

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Wonderful Atc's! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

Arty Divas DT

Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

Chrissy said...

Ooo...don't throw away the script stamp they make such a neat background without being too busy..great card and ATC.s Carol, and I have stamps that are still in cellophane wrapper, one is a loooong cat..

Luv CHRISSYxx

pinky said...

De-cluttering is the best thing, especially if you find something you completely forgot about. I love your gorgeous makes here Carol. Way out of my league!! You can just put your hand to anything woman!!

Julene Matthews said...

Thanks for using us at UYS, Carol. Lovely work

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I do really like how you combined your stamps on the ATCs to go with the game theme! And that Washi tape is so cool! I'd probably be keeping that. I know what a big job it can be to de-stash, but how good it feels after.

VEANA R. said...

Beautiful ATC and the stamps are amazing! Thanks for sharing your ideas at Mix It Up Challenge and wish you good luck. Hugs, Veana R. DT

Pop's Cards said...

These are great I am loving the darts ones, such fun ATC's Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time, hugs Pops x

CaroleAnn said...

I like both your creative makes but the ATC darts are my fave due to the fact that my son makes dartboard cabinets - really nice wons. He has sold them all over the US and aboard too I think. Carpenter by day and dart cabinet maker at night! Hope your de-stashing goes better than mine! LOL

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Lovely projects. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Maritza DT

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Carol, these are great! I really love the post card. Putting on a DT hat - Thanks bushels for support our challenge by playing with us at Jan's Digi Stamps this fortnight. We love being inspired by our players. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Priya said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The creative crafters challenge
DT Priyadarshini

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining Jan's Digi Stamps challenge and Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

Tangii said...

HOw fun & so cute! Thanks for playing along with the Krafty Chicks challenge, hope to see you again!

https://michellescraftzone.blogspot.com/ said...

Super postcard and ATCs, really different. I must get back to making some again. I, like you, have been trying to have a sort out and tried to be merciless and let go of things I keep thinking I might need....but you know what will happen, I will end up getting rid of the stuff I do!! Michelle x

Jackie C said...

So happy to see your entry at My Time To Craft.
We love to see everyone’s work.
Good luck, do come back again!
Hugs, Jackie DT member x

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Great postcard and ATCs, you've really created a lovely effect. Thanks for joining us for the Aud Sentiments Challenge.
Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)
https://gingerninjacrafts.wordpress.com/

Victoria Rowson said...

Fabulous creations! Thank you so much for choosing to share with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.
Victoria DT

Suze said...

Great creations. I'm doing the decluttering exercise as well but not getting very far - hope you are having more success than I am. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome creations!! Thank-you so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! Sorry so late for commenting, but life has been a bit tough lately. I want to take a moment today to tell you that you are an awesome artist! Happy International Women’s Day!.
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Not Just Cards Challenge this time and good luck :)