3 Sept 2014

Butterfly flourish

Hello  everyone
It has been several months since I last blogged I can't believe how the time has flown by, I hope you have all enjoyed the summer and the beautiful weather we have had, we have spent a lot of time traveling in our Motorhome started in Ireland in May for 3 weeks ish, then back home for a while and off we would go again ............it's great now DH has retired  He is not sure how he had time to go to work ha ha!

I have missed joining in with challenges although I have popped in from time to time when I have had WiFi connections.   Today I am back for  Challenge 13 at A Vintage Journey  how could I resist this one  " A little touch of Tim" ATC.
ATC's are my favourite things to make especially using my TH stash.

I started with Kraft card and cut out  an ATC using  Tim's Sizzix die which includes the corners, I picked one of  the ATC sized stamps I had in my TH stash and stamped onto white tissue with Archival Coffee ink.  This I stuck onto the craft card with glossy accents and ripped the tissue around the card, love the edge effect this method leaves, I went around the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink (my fav) next I gathered up some bit and bobs from my bit box, burlap, corrugated card, and a piece of lace all had been left overs from other projects, next I rummaged in my box of Tim's hardware and came across this flower which for some reason which I don't remember has had the petals bent :(  but hey ho waste not want not is my motto so a further rummage I found this small knob which I added to the centre, added a metal leaf and glued everything together with glossy accents (wonderful stuff!!)
Lastly I added chitchat stickers to my ATC (edges vintage photo).  I chose these words as they say the reasons I love to make ATC's

Thanks for looking hope I didn't ramble too much....... it's nice to be back blogging :)


  1. Lovely ATC Maggie-love the stamping on it

    Chrissie x

  2. You're obviously a pro at this ATC lark... as a beginner I find it difficult to know what to put on such a small space, Plus I don't have many of the ideology stuff!
    Despite your extended holiday(s) you haven't lost it and I think your ATC is brilliant!

  3. A lovely ATC Maggie - great colour combination and stamping. Lovely to see you back crafting again after your summer holidays. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our ATC challenge. Jennie x

  4. This is beautiful! I love that tissue tear at the edge, too. I used it a lot on my folders for my box in my post Plan B around butterflies. I used vintage clothing pattern tissue, and the texture is wonderful.

  5. Gorgeous ATC! I love the neutral colors and great texture. Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

  6. Lovely ATC, the embellishments are beautiful.. Ruth x

  7. Absolutely love your krafty ATC, Maggie - the stamping is beautiful and I love the rustic embellishing. So happy you had time to play, though it sounds as if you're having lots of lovely travelling adventures too. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx


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