Sunday, 25 February 2018

ATCs

Janis has a month long Giveaway Challenge on her blog, 'Her Peaceful Garden', to make ATCs.  There is a new theme each week, you can find out more HERE.  Well I'm an ATC virgin, I've made cards, scrapbook pages and mini albums but never made anything as teeny weeny as a 2½" x 3½" ATC.  So, having put off making one for the last three weeks of the challenge, always planning to make one 'tomorrow',  I finally decided to make three today to catch up.

Week 1 the theme was 'All Those Cats!'.
The cats are a Frantic Stamper 'Love Cats' die cut, using some red 'waste' hearts from a die cut I used on a previous project.  The embossing folder I used was Creative Expression 'Heart Lattice'.

I am joining in the following challenges with this ATC:


Week 2, the theme was 'And The Chickens'.
Well, this caused me the biggest problem.  I searched through all my stamps and patterned paper and couldn't find anything resembling a chicken or a hen.  I thought I didn't have a suitable die, but then I remembered an old thick Sizzix die I bought when I had the old style red Sizzix die cutting machine. The dies then were such a simple shapes, but at least it looks like a chicken!  I also used the  Die-Namics 'Fresh Cut Grass' and Memory Box 'Puffy Clouds' dies.

The theme for Week 3 was 'Adorable Teapot Collection'
For this ATC, I used the teapot from Trimcraft 'Tea Party' set of dies and cut the same from patterned paper.  I inlaid the leaves, heart and dots and used the die again for the leaves in the corners.  The flowers are punched.  

I am joining in the following challenges with this ATC:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February 2018 challenge

So that's my first three ATCs done, I'm looking forward to finding out what the final theme is tomorrow.  

30 comments:

  1. OMGoodness, Liz! These are AWESOME! You are no longer an ATC virgin! You went all the way! I LOVE them all! Of course the kitties are my favourite! Janis will love these mini works of art! Well done on your first ATCs - they are fun, aren't they! I love the small size and really enjoy making them.

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  2. Great ATC's Liz, love your inlaid die cuts on the teapot :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  3. I've never made an ATC either. Yours are great. The teapot is my favorite. Love the inlay work and the dainty little flowers. [Bunny]

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  4. These are fabulous Liz, I especially like the beautiful cats and fun chick.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  5. Well done with your first attempt with ATCs!! I have never tried too. Love them all and especially these cats in love!! Gorgeous!

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  6. A fabulous set of ATC, some really lovely dies and designs.
    Never made one either and to be honest don't really understand what they are about.

    Kath x

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  7. ATCs are quite addictive so be careful now you've started, I have a box full from swaps back in my UKScrappers days. These are all really sweet but my favourite is the cats x

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  8. Yes I only made my first ATC recently too. Such a wonderful trio of ATC's. Of course I have no favourites ....but extra loving the last cute one. Well done on your creativity on the second one and such a classy first one x

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  9. You've done a fabulous job on all of them!! I love the designs of each one!! The cats are so sweet and the chick is adorable!! The teapot is gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. All three great ATC's Liz and the cats are so cute and love that cute chicken using a die which you managed to find amongst your older used stash, and then the sweet paper pieced teapot, and having not made any before certainly doesn't seemed to have hampered your creativity. x

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  11. Brilliant cards and love them all but sure love the teapot one, have a thing about teapots.x[aNNie' blog]
     ❤️

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  12. These ATC's are so sweet. The little teapot is sweet and the chicken is adorable...but my all time fave is the cats. They are darling!

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  13. Great job on these ATC's I especially like your cats! I tried these one time and found them to be more difficult to make than I thought they would be...smile! But maybe that was just me...
    I need to make some more...for an upcoming stamp show.

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  14. Think it is great how you pick the colours you work with; each of them has something "cozy" next to a clean design! Stay warm!

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  15. I love your ATC’s Liz, they are so cute. Something I have never made either!
    Janice x

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  16. Three super ATCs, especially the little chicken xx

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  17. Aaaww - these are all so sweet. Love the little extra corner borders on the last one. Clever use of the negative of the teapot!

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  18. Hi Liz,
    what brilliant makes on such a small areas.
    Their designs are excellent and so lovely.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  19. This is a great trio of ATC's! I love the smooching kitties and that chicken is too cute, but the teapot is my favorite!

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  20. OMG Fabulous creations, lovely themes beautifully done.
    I'm still an ATC virgin, wouldn't know what to do with such "tiny" things LOL.
    Faith
    x

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  21. You did an awesome job with those little canvases. All are wonderful. I don't make them either but they still are cute. I did a twinchie once though which is even smaller. 2 x 2

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  22. I've never made any ATC's either Liz! You have done a great job on all three of yours, I love them! Especially the cats and the tea pot one. The chicken on is cute too, but those cats and teapot really caught my eye. lol I remember the red Sizzix die cut machine well. lol We thought we were big time die cutters with that! Hugs, Brenda

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  23. These are all wonderful, Liz! I especially love the polka dot teapot!

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  24. Beautiful ATC Cards. Love the all! Great detail and design. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge.

    Amy @ www.thebluemoonstitch.com

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  25. cute cat/heart ATC - they are fun to make - almost addictive
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

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  26. Fabulous ATCs. thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge xx

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  27. I LOVE THESE, Liz!!! Wow...you are mastering these little pieces of art right from the start.
    #1: I love the look of red/white together....and I always forget to use it! This little cat couple is adorable and the embossed background is fabulous!!!
    #2: This die is PERFECT for a chicken!! I love the happy look on its face and the springy scene you made with the other dies.
    #3: Oh, my....Liz, this teapot ATC is just exquisite!! I adore the pastels and the patterned paper you used for the teapot. Your inlaid die cuts are just gorgeous. My fave of your three!!!

    Thank you so much for taking the plunge in trying out ATCs and for joining in my ATC Birthday Party!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  28. I must admit to not having made an ATC either Liz - you've done really well though. Another item you can now add to your evergrowing list of things you've accomplished. Shabneez x

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  29. Three fabulous ATCs, I think the cats are my favourite, just x

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  30. Fabulous ATCs!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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