Friday, February 28, 2014

Swaps! Destash! Yellow!

Hello Friends!
I have a wee bit of catching up to do,
as I have received some lovely things from my swap partners this month.

This beautiful tag is from Marti,
made for a fabric and lace tag swap in the
Marie Antoinette MailArt Group:

 Isn't it lovely?
Thank you Marti!!

My swap partners from the monthly  A Swap for All Seasons swaps
continue to delight me!

This lovely card and tag for February's RED swap
is from Linda:

And her sweet red destash items:

 March's swap had a yellow/Spring theme.
My lovely card and tag from May:

And look at all the fun goodies from May's yellow destash:
Thank you so much, ladies, what fun!!

I will post my March creations once my partner,
who just happens to be Marti ;) receives them!

These next three ATCs I made for a swap hosted by
Kimberly of artJOYstuff.
The challenge was to use ONLY vintage materials.
Sooo these were made with vintage photographs,
vintage postcard and flowers cut from vintage greeting cards.
The backgrounds are made with vintage ledger paper (1850!),
vintage letters and music paper.
Buttons, vintage tatted lace, seals, millinery flowers
and random bits were used to embellish the cards.
I really had a lot of fun dipping into my stash to create these:

Since I have been working with yellow this month,
here are some sunshine-y yellow images for you:

Click to enlarge, right click and save!

More Friday fun to be had at Fabulously Creative Friday!  
Lots of great ideas at Show and Tell Friday!  
Lovely blues at Anything Blue Friday!
Lots of links to lovely pinks at Pink Saturday!
Creative living, decorating, and craft ideas at Inspired Sunday!
Lovely tablescapes at Seasonal Sundays!
Cute and crafty stuff at Make it Monday!
Vintage creativity at Knick of Time Tuesday!
Be inspired by Inspire Me Tuesday!
For links to lovely, shabby, chippy whites, stop by Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Lovely, cottagey links at Feathered Nest Friday!

  ♥♥♥ Thank you so much for visiting and for all your lovely comments!! ♥♥♥
Have a great weekend!


Lululiz said...

I love the ATCs you have created for Kimberly' VINTAGE swap. I am in the same swap, and I do hope I'll get one of your ATCs in my little package.

JoAnne said...

Hi Lorraine! Wasn't Valentine's crafting fun? So many swoon-worthy swaps too. Love your atc's for Kimberly's swap!

Michelle Pitts said...

Your cards are just gorgeous. HPS Michelle

Tobi Britton* said...

Hey Lorraine! Thanks for visiting the forest! Big sparkly congrats on your grandson! My engagement party was a french theme with lavender, wildflowers and burlap- looked great! You will have fun with it!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

The talent out there always amazes me but you Marie Antoinette gals take the cake ! :))
Thank you for the great graphics too.
warm regards,

Marti McClure said...

Wow, this is a catch up post! I'm glad you liked my tag, and you sure received a bunch of beautiful things this month! What a wonderful swap month for you! I can't wait to see what you created. Happy Pink Saturday! Marti

Jenn R. said...

I haven't been by in a long long time. You've changed your background/header. It's nice. You've featured some nice tags and some nice freebies. I have several of your freebie images. I think the dragon flies, the lady bug girls and the little girl at the beach (with sand in her hand). They are in my desktop photos and I always enjoy seeing them. I think I'll add the rose. I'm sure hoping that I left enough pixels in the images I posted on my blog today. I chose fewer pixels for some reason. Maybe because they don't have text ??

Anyway - enjoyed my visit. Happy Pink Saturday!
Thanks, Jenn

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Such lovely vintage images. What a great swap. Thanks for visiting me. I do appreciate your lovely comment.


Linda said...

Such great cards and tags & wonderful destash from Linda & May. Your atcs & Marie creations are fab too. Your blog is a delight, Lorraine!

bj said...

Some beautiful things here...and lots of pretty pinks. :)

Kathryn Ross said...

Gorgeous!!! I'm agog with delight and inspiration! My own humble forays into expanding my mixed media work needs a shot of Rainebeau to kick it up a notch or two. I have only recently opened my Etsy shop featuring my handcrafted items and thrifty finds. Oh - blessings to you as you have blessed me with your swap images, free images, and plenty of new ideas to mull over . . .
Following you from Pink Saturday . . .

Createology said...

Your swaps are sending you such lovely treasures. I am excited because I just learned you are my swap recipient for April through Linda's A Swap For All Seasons. Positively Peachy...
I too participate in Kimberly's swaps and adore them.

Linda said...

What beautiful cards and tags for both swaps. You are so talented. I am so thrilled that you joined our group!

Jeanie said...

Hi Lorainne! What pretty things you created and received in your swaps! Everything is so very, very lovely!

And thank you for sharing such terrific images -- with Easter coming on, I think I'll have great fun with these!

Dorthe said...

Hi Lorraine , I came from May`s blog to see her swap pieces to you, they are so sweet and beautiful. Also I love what you created for the swap with Kimberly..they are wonderful.
I will be a follower of your blog ,as I like it here .
Greetings from Dorthe

Also I can see you are sharing beautiful items , thank you so much !!

Craftychris said...

What lovely swap stuff you have on your blog, fabulous! I hopped over from May for a look xx

butterfly said...

I hopped over from May's to see what you got from her - what a gorgeous tag and card, and lots of yellow sunshine loveliness in that stash... And what a bonus to see all the other happy mail landing in your box - such a lovely post!
Alison x


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