Thursday, 22 December 2011

A Very Special ATC Swap

Way back in October my friend Penny (Penny for your Thoughts) invited her friends from around the world to take part in an ATC swap.  This was not just any ATC swap - instead of a normal swap, Penny would make each of us who took part a small book with our swapped ATCs inside.  I got to know Penny on an online mixed media course and her work is just so gorgeous, so it was a delight to take part.  My book was the very last to arrive at its home - having to get from Maine to Shetland and as it coincided with some very bad weather here which affected our mail.  I didn't want to post pictures in the middle of the 12 Tags as I thought it would get lost and I so want to share with you what is one of the most gorgeous things I have ever received.

We each made five ATCs - here are mine
And this is my book - it arrived all wrapped up in abeautiful 

Penny's own ATC and beautiful inside page

ATCs from Paula and Lynne
ATC from Cheri and my own

All I can say is a HUGE thank you to Penny for making all these wonderful books, to those of you who took part and especially Paula, Lynne and Cheri.  My little book will be most treasured.


Lynne Moncrieff said...

Penny was a wonderful host, wasn't she?
To not only have a selection of ATCs but to have them housed in one of Penny's handmade books made it so extra special.
Wishes and a very Merry Christmas to you.

Debbie said...

OMG Jennie this is so stunning. Your own ATC is just so gorgeous.
I would love to be part of an ATC club, do you still do the swapping?
Just gorgeous. Happy Christmas Debbiexx

penny4thoughts said...

I will always love looking at these little books - they were so much fun to make and are so beautiful filled with gorgeous artwork from talented friends!! :-). Thank you SO MUCH for participating Jennie! Merry Christmas from me here in Maine to you in Shetland - at least my blog comment gets to you quicker than the mail lol!

Suzanne Bouchard said...

This is so beautiful! The fact of exchanging ATC's and the art you all have created and shared!

anna christensen crafts said...

Jenny, this is so beautiful, what a wonderful project to have taken part in and what a keepsake. Thank you for sharing.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What a treasure! It is very gorgeous! Just catching up on your blog.

Catherine said...

I love this, Penny is so talented! BTW -- you are the winner of the Spellbinders Card Workshop 2 drawing......if you send me your address I'll send a little something your way!

THANKS for playing along and taking another course with me!