Hi everyone! Life has been challenging lately. It seems that the days are going quicker than ever and there is more 'stuff' to be done that doesn't involve crafting.
On the upside, one of those things keeping me busy is my Grandson, Benjamin. I can't put into words how this kid affects me so much. How can you love someone so much? I dunno, but I ain't complaining. We have very special moments even though he only just turned 1 at the beginning of the month. As soon as he sees me, his face lights up ready for a cuddle and playtime with Nanny. He apparently says 'Nanny' too! I say apparently because he has only said it when I'm not around...
Here's a couple of pics from his party (yes, I had a turn on the jumping castle LOL)
My sad news is that at the end of October, my fur baby Abby who was my best friend and shadow had to be put to sleep. She had a growth in her mouth and unfortunately they couldn't help her. I am still devastated by the loss and miss her terribly.
Ok, I have a winner to announce! I had recently held my 12 Days of Christmas challenge and had lovely entries, thank you! I'm sorry I haven't commented on them, please forgive me. They are all brilliant!
There was only one winner, though, chosen by Random.org.
Congratulations, Leanne! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know your postal address so I can send you out your prize :)
Over the last couple of days, I have been created Artist Trading Coins. Never heard of them? Perhaps you have? They are exactly like Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) but in the shape of a 2.5" circle. They are really fun to create. As you may know, Happy Little Stampers has an ATC challenge each month. We now also include coins for this challenge.
I have also started up a Worldwide ATC Swap Group on Facebook!
We are only small at the moment but I hope that we will become the biggest and best swap group going around. There has been plenty of swapping going on already from all over the world!
So, I would like to share my ATCs with you -
First up is a set of coins that I have swapped to Linda Walmsley in the UK. Linda gave me the idea to purchase some 2.5" MDF rounds. They are fantastic to either create on or adhere the coins to.
I would like to enter my coins over at -
Dream Valley Challenges - No squares or rectangles
Get Creative Challenges - Anything but a Card
Next is a set of coins that will also be off to the UK - to Jane Taylor! These coins are not adhered to the MDF round but I did have a bit of a light bulb moment. Because I had stamped with distress ink, I was worried about the ink smudging or running. I used a die to cut a circle from clear contact (the stuff we cover books with), and covered the face of the coin with it. It is now completely protected.
I would like to enter this coins over at -
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes and using the optional twist of Christmas/Winter
Country View Challenges - Artist Trading Coins
Last but not least, thanks to the new FB group, I am sending off this set of ATCs to the lovely Rhonda in the USA.
I would like to enter my ATCs over at -
Crafteezee - Anything but a Card
Thanks for popping in today and I hope you are well :)