Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Baggies of Buttons

Ive shown button swaps before, they are usually a half dozen buttons presented on a stylish piece of pretty card. heres a different take on the whole button swappy thing. Here are some lovely little pockets full of Ugly, Eloquent and Vintage buttons. Each labelled so not to be confusing and with a cool elephant patterned pouch to keep them safe inside.
This was sent out by Swap-bot user: Sunnyblueskies, who Im usually writing about to comment about the lovely stuffies and felt made things she makes. Like this one here I almost posted here too.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Speckled Frogs

Its hard to really appreciate just how small this box pictured actually is, this is an altered Matchbox. With a little frog sat on a happy little lilly pad and butterflys and flowers, all under 2 inches big.
That for me would be enough in a swap. Id be happy with a box decorated like this, Id sit it on my to keep safe shelf.
Of course inside... it gets better, because in the little froggy box with all its lovely painstaking details are all of these. Theres a happy green ladybird and even an whole felt tree.
What a lovely match box, Flickr user: Mad Mummy who made this must have devoted one heck of alot of time to making this look as nice as it does, But not that much as here is another example of a match box she has made in a very similar style. Only we dont get to see what surprizes were inside of that one. Boo!

Glitter and Sparkles

I dont think this blog talks about ATC's enough, maybe theres not enough people sharing their cards via. the main swap-bot site, but its true. So guess what. Today I want to talk ATC. Rwr!
And I want to talk glitter and sparkles. Because at heart everyone who swaps is a mag pie and the shiney object is the way to their heart. Now take a look at this sparkly card here, Made for a Glitter and Sparkles themed ATC swap by Flickr user: nicht-Fisch-nicht-Maus;'s. I love the photo of the rose here, such a well focused picture of the corner decoration upon this card, a really nice show of colour and style. The card also has some pretty gem stones upon it, but you'll have to take a closer look for yourself to see those. (mmmm shiney objects).