Monday, December 31, 2012

A nice manly-man card from Anne Wittman in the Papercraft group swap.  Thnaks, Anne. 12/2012
I was not able to send, but an angel from the group did for me.  Not sure who it was. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

A lovely RAK card from Anne Wittman, she is in two groups I am in.   Cardcraft and Papercraft.  The card is a get well card.  Never thought abuot using rick-rack, good idea.   On the inside is stenciled "Get Whale Soon".     Thank you, Anne.     12/2012
An Act of Kindness from Leida Flores in the Papercraft group.   The ladies on my groups really can make you feel better.    Sorry it got crunched  in the mail, but it is still perfect to me.  Thanks, Leida  12/2012
The Yellow Rose of Texas.   This a card made by Betty Wright in New Zealand.   Lovely card and I do thank you very much.  It was for the ATG swap on Papercraft group.   Dec. 2012
I don't usually post store bought cards , but this one I had to.  It is from my daughter, Sherry.  It is by Burgoyne.  I just think it is a beautiful card and a treasure to keep. Thank you, my you!   12/2012
Another Act of Kindness, this one from Barb Ewald, from the Stitchacard group.  Love the pattern.  Very pretty, Barb and thanks a lot, it means so much to me.  Dec 2012  
This picture was taken by Lyn Christian in Ky.   And I admired it very much, since I love wolves.   She was kind enough to send me a card with the picture.   Isn't it a great photo?   She sent it becasue she cares.  No swaps, just kindness.   Thank you very much, Lyn, I really do appreciate it.  Lyn is owner of the Papercraft group.   12/2012

Three Christmas cards I made for family.   Had hoped to make more, unable to this year.   Dec. 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pre-made card for a baby. And it goes to our newest neighbor upstairs.  He will also get a crochet blanket I made.   12/12 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Isn't this a sweet card!    Thanks from Betty Wright from New Zealand.   It is for the Free style swap on the Card Craft group.   Rec'd 12/12.   Thanks, Betty. 

Not to expect anything less from Gillian but a beautiful card.   For the "Y" swap in Card Craft group.  Rec;d 12/12.  The yellow in the real card is much better.  Thank you, Gillian.   

Monday, December 3, 2012

A really beautiful card hand made by Trish Davey in Australia.   Free Style for the Card Craft group for Nove, 2012 .   Thank you, Trish.  

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A lot of eye strain and time went into making this very nice cross stitiched  card.  This was made by Judith Rachmani in Isreal for the "W" Swap in Card Craft group...... for November, 2012.   Thanks for being my partner, loved this card a lot.   Also thanks for the extras.  <smile> ......

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving card from Brenda Taylor for the 1 on 1 swap in  the Mini-Books group.  Nice card and thank you very much for being my partner, Brenda.   11/20/2012  

Monday, November 19, 2012

Rec'd this card from Faye von Thaden in Florida.  This is a Free Style card swap that I hosted on Mini-books  and Faye was my partner.   Thank you Faye, very nicely done, I love Lady Bugs.  NOv. 2012 \

Friday, November 9, 2012

This is for the Red and Green Swap on the Stitchacard group and it goes to Lucy Colaco in India.  Hope she likes it.  Send out on  11/10/2012.   I am late getting it out.....sorry, Lucy.  
A Zentangle from Anita Roby-Larery, CZT in Pa.  in the ZIA group.  But......:(  I am no longer in this group.   I found that I just am not good at Tangling and left the group.  It was making me dizzy. 
But if anyone knows her please thank her for me.   Rec'd 11/9/2012

My 1st Christmas card of the year.   It is for the Red and Green Swap on the Stitchacard group and it is from Wendy Martin in the UK.   I thank you very much for the lovely work.  Rec'd 11/9/2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November theme is a "W" and this is a Woodpecker and it is flying off tomorrow to Karen Rocker in La.   It looks like it is    CardCraft group.    11/8/2012
This a card I made for Judy Clarke as an Angel send.   Her partner dropped off the group.  The group is Papercraft and the card is Sept COTM - Spring theme.  It will fly off to Australia tomorrow 11/8/2012  Hope she likes it.  It is their spring time in Au. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

An embroidered card for the Thanksgiving Swap on the Mini-book group for Nov 2012.  Going to Lei Maier in MN.   Think Thanksgiving Dinner for a  children.   Hope she likes it. 
Embroidered card going to Bev Dederman in NE for the free style swap on the mini-book group.  Hope she likes it.   Mailed 11/3/2012
Sequins, string and more.  This an embroidered card with thread and sequins, the circle is string art called Spirelli. And old, but goodie pattern.   Card is going to Trish Davey in Australia and it is for Free style  for our Card Craft group for Nov. 2012.   Hope she likes it.  Mailed 11/3 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I have decided to take a break for the rest of the year on swaps.   Just not enough time to do my own for Christmas.  I will do the 1 on 1 in the Mini-book group that is actually 2, one is free style and the other is Thanksgiving theme.  I will also do the Free style on my Card Craft group. And maybe one swap on a embroidery group.  
I am trying to learn how to do this crazy card/minibook that unfolds many times.  I have made one for practice and I can do it now for thinks.  <smile>  
Plus I have my on going embroidery cards to do for Christsmas.   Have made a few, but still need  more.  But not many.  
I will start the "one a week" on playing cards soon, hope to hold out for the first of the year and do it weekly.  Must make the cover  first.
Now back to crafting.......

Friday, October 19, 2012

My poor great grandbaby took a fall yesterday and hit his head and face on the cement sidewalk, but ice cream made it all better.  But it did take a trip to the ER and was carefully watched by his very upset momma.  It is hard to look at your baby hurt like this, it hurts the momma has much.   But she said he looks much better today.  10/19/2012

This lovely embroidered and beaded card arrived yesterday (10/18) from Lucy Colaco in India.  It was a swap in the StitchACard group, the theme was Blue and Yellow  Swap.  Thank you very much, Lucy...... I always like trading with you.  

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The card is great and I love it.  It is my 2nd Halloween card ever.  And it is from Irene Jardine in Canada. This is for the PaperEmbroidery card group.  Oct 2012.  
The stitching on this card is amazing, so very tiny and so perfect. The edges of the pieces are gold laced. The cardstock is even different, such a lovely card and I am so pleased to have it...  Thank you, Irene.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Card I rec'd today from Miyuki Noon for the Free Style swap in the Card Craft group, for Oct, 2012
Thank you, Miyuki

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Card to Wendy Martin in the U.K.  for the Blue & Yellow Swap in the Stitchacard group.   Going out 10/8/2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

This card is for the Pattern Challenge on the PaperEmbroidery group for Oct. 2012.  To show only!   I think my pix is out of square a bit......:(   
A very pretty card from Sandi in Ohio, It is for the Surprise Swap for Sept in the Circle of Friends group..    EMbossed, stamped and with a die cut circle. She also sent some yellow buttons.   Rec'd 10/5/2012.   Thank you, Sandi

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Another embroidered card, but with a 3-D flower  this time.   This card goes to Mijuki Noon for the Free Style them in the Card Craft group.  Oct 2012.  Hope she likes it.   
Embroidered card with 3-D Strawberry and Cream cutouts , going to Winnie Schats in The Netherlands for the "S" theme.  Oct 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

B-day card from Clarissa in the Mini - Book group, thank you very much, Clarissa,  9/2012
And those are real buttons. 
This was a swap for the Mini book ATC group.   #1,5,7,8, and 9 are the new  ones, the others are ones I made and were not needed.   This was for Aug 2012.  Thanks, Sherry for doing this swap.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Today I rec'd these 2 lovely ATC cards from Chris Nolting. They are for the Animal-Seaside swap on the Card Craft group.  9/27/2012. Thank you very much, Chris.  

Rec'd this lovely B-Day card today from Michelle Aguilar frm Meza, AZ.  Thank you very much!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

ATC Swap in the Card Craft group.  These go to Trish Davey in Australia.   One is for "Animal" and one is for "Seaside".     Happy Landing.     9/21/2012
The seaside picture is Mustange Island, Texas ..... barrier island on the coast of Texas and the Gulf of Mexico.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

B-day card on left is from Terry Hathaway and on right is from Faye Thaden.  Both in the mini book group.  Thanks much Ladies.......9/2012
Very pretty HerringBone card from Judy Clarke in Australia.   Plus many goodies and a Simply Card Mag.    This is a swap for the Card Craft group Swap in Sept. 2012   Thank you very much, Judy

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Another folding card.  I just do not know how to show them.  Have it folded open.  It is a lovely Birthday  card from Gwen Howard  in GA. (Mini Books group)   Thank you very much , Gwen.  9/12/2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

This the neatest card ever.   It is a B-Day card from Gillian  on Card Crafts.  It is a stand-up card. Love it.   My first from Gillian.  Thnak you very much!   Sept 2012 
B-day card from Kat Ancheta in Utah.  Sept 2012, Very pretty. Thank you verymych , Kat. 
From Tris in Australia, Sept ATC Swap for Paper Craft. Themes were Anything and Halloween.   Thank you very very much for being my partner. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A beautiful B-Day card from Miyuki on Card Craft group.   Embossed, layered, and dies cuts.  Thank you very much, Miyuki   Sept 2012 
Rec'd this very nice birthday card.  The cover page may be parchment, can't really tell, but the antennas are made of wire.  A really nice, quiet card.  I do like it.  It is for my B-day 9/2012.  Thanks, Lei.    Mini Books group. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

This a card I made for The Circle of Friends, for the Fall-Halloween Swap.  Sept 2012. The card is actually Halloween orange, thread is a gold.  The swap could be anyting, card, tag, ATC, mixed media..... I chose a card.  And off it goes to Monica and she will send them out.   

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A B-day card and a  ATC card from Aubrey Brown in Canada, a really sweet card and a "Saddle Up" cowboy ATC, she is in the mini book group.   Sept 2012,  Thanks, Aubrey.