Sunday, 8 September 2013

How lucky am I?

Hello lovely visitors and happy Sunday to you all.

Some of you may remember that a while ago I organised a swap for so called ICAD cards, - 3 x 5" cards, also known as skinnies. To my amazement 23 lovely people signed up for it and we have been having great fun making and receiving these lovely cards from each other. Each participant had two partners, so made and received two cards. I will show the ones I made some time after they have been received (my last one is going out tomorrow). But last week I received my returns and it is these I will share today.
The two people I was lucky enough to receive cards from were Sue Carrington (Stamping Sue Style) and Sarah Hemphill (Vintage Figments)

So here they are, I received both a holder and a card:
Here you can see them, side by side, each so different and each so very beautiful. This is what I love about swaps of this nature, you get to see another artist's work IRL, and there always so many fabulous new ideas.
Here are close ups of Sue's creations, first the holder and then the card.

I love how Sue layers her wonderful stamps and makes them into a fantastic composition.

Here are Sarah's
 The holder closes with a bit of velcro, the string and beads are just for decoration, such a fab idea.
And here is Sarah's card, full of wonderful vintage gorgeousness, don't you just love those tiny beads on the dyed cheese cloth?

Thank you ladies, first of all for playing in my swap and then for sending me these wonderful creations!!!!
Have a great creative week ahead everyone and thank you for visiting today!!


Heather Jacob said...

wow these are stunning and so arty. what a fun thing to do xoxox

butterfly said...

What wonderful ICADs and holders to receive - just posted mine off yesterday, and have already received one of my two... It's all such fun - thank you!
Alison x

Inkypinkycraft said...

they are gorgeous, wish I had had the time to play along! hugs trace x

Aquarius said...

These look wonderful and it is good to see the; I can imagine they are super in real life. I've sent mine out and looking forward to seeing what I receive from my partners. Thanks for organising this swap.

Maryanne said...

These are so beautiful! They're so different from each other, but so wonderful each in it's own way. As you said, it's such a great way to see other artists' work.

Anneke said...

Wonderful very inspiring. I looked at pinterest today. Without reading the message i can tell if it is your work. This because you have a real own style. Thanks for showing Anneke.

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW these are soo gorgeous Astrid, really beautiful creations both of them.
You´ve both done such an awesome job on both cards and holders ladies, that I feel all tiny with my creations after seing these, so just hope the ladies, who gets them likes them, but I´m afraid, they´re not even close to these gorgeous creations..
Have a wonderful week ahead everyone.

Rosie said...

So gorgeous creations, Astrid

Sandy said...

Both makes are marvelous and so very different from each other. Astrid, I have a feeling that you make your own luck and the two ICAD cards are a result of your organization and willingness to give this a go. What fun and as I said - the two ICAD cards you received are marvelous!!

Margie said...

It was a brilliant idea Astrid and what's so nice about it is that we get to see so many different styles - it really is a great way to share ideas and make some new crafting friends. Hope you do it again sometime. Margie x

Marianne said...

They sure are wonderful!!
xxx Marianne

Jennie Atkinson said...

These are just so beautiful and what a wonderful idea for a swap. Hope you do it again sometime soon. Jennie x

Redanne said...

Hi Astrid, both your received ICAD and folders are beautiful! I have had both of mine now and they are wonderful too. Sent my off a bit back. It has been the most wonderful swap, thanks again so much! Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Thanks Astrid, I'm so pleased you liked your ICAD, it was great fun to make. Sarah's ICAD is beautiful too ! Sue C x

Annie said...

Wish I had taken part Astrid x both are stunning and you are so right seeing makes in real life is fantastic x

Have a great week

Annie x

May said...

WOW... These are stunning... I have loved taken part in this swap ...Gorgeous work...Hugs May x x x

Margaret Mifsud said...

These are stunning Astrid. How lucky you are to receive such gorgeousness. Love them both!! ox

Margaret Mifsud said...

These are stunning Astrid. How lucky you are to receive such gorgeousness. Love them both!! ox

Unknown said...

beautiful......would love to do a swap with you some day
hugs, m

maria's knutselplezier said...

Yes your swap cards are really wonderfull, some people make wonderfull things you are very lucky Astrid!


chrissie said...

These are amazing and how kind of you to have organised a swap Astrid.

Love Chrissie x

Shirley said...

Beautiful treasured keepsakes Astrid. Boo hoo I missed this swap I was on holiday at the time but if you ever have another I would love to join in.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Unknown said...

Certainly a wonderful, amazing selection you received... they are each beautiful. So blessed share with others in their creativeness.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Astrid, wonderful pieces of art to receive in the post. Mine are going out today.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sophie said...

Super-schön, liebe Astrid :-)

Dianne said...

Nothing better then receiving another artist work, they are both gorgeous love the holder too, they are both wonderful artist, thanks for sharing their blogs and their fabulous art, hope you have a wonderful week..

Daniella said...

What a fun idea!! Lovely cards you've received!! I can't wait to see the one's you made!!

Sarah said...

You certainly received two beautiful ICADs...what a wonderful swap. I am so glad that you liked what I sent you.
You do know that now you have had one successful swap, another has to follow! Looking forward to your next one!!

Dorthe said...

I hope you will make another swap next year, where I can take part, :-)
these are both so beautiful, dear Astrid, - and gorgeous to recieve both holder and cards !!
Hugs from Dorthe-xx

Ros Crawford said...

Wow these are really special ... fabulous!

Paper Profusion said...

These are superb! Nicola x

Elly said...

I totally agree. I'm also thrilled about my first received ICAD. Can't say thank you enough for hosting this trade ♥

Dianne said...

2 Beautiful ICADS. I have received both of mine and they were beautiful too. Thank you for organizing this lovely swap I really enjoyed it.


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What a fabulous swap!!! Gorgeous goods!

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