Thursday, 18 June 2009

Inch big Apples

Its rare these days I find time to photograph my work, rarer still that I hop along and share it on the blog. Well after having been bitten recently by the flake fish, I have been prompted to start taking photos again and scanning things. Having lost one of the best chunky pages Ive ever made...Its sad.
But these are my contribution to the Keepers of Avalon group swap, Apples of Avalon. The idea behind the swap is that. Avalon is the old british word for Lava, which also means Apple, Hence Avalon is known as the island of apples. That being said I thought I would make Inchies for this project, I like Inchies and I like apples. I hope my two partners share the love however tee hee. The idea of what to send was vague, though it had to be something my partners would like, since both lovely ladys like my drawings, I had to draw something, and Faerie themed apples came into the mix somewhere. It was very fun to do, though next time perhaps I will produce ATC's. An Inch for me is just not enough!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Po-Pa Pops in the Post!

Now whats this? I thought to myself as I logged in this morning for a bit of a browse through the swap-bot forums. Its not your usual crafted handmade object. Well no. No its not. But its proof that you dont nessisarily need to be good at hand made objects to swap via. the site. As there is a growing contingent of swap-botters who collect Blind-box toys and swap them with each other.
whats a blind box toy? Well they are toys kind of like those Kinder eggs you get over here in the UK. You buy them and can get a random toy from a st of many. To collect. Its all very exciting. And this one happens to be. No. 1 in a set. Thank you Swap-bot user: Gem for sharing these photos of this little chap. Im sure he really was a wish come true within your collection.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Swirly Butterflys and Ribbon

I dont post ATC's Ive found on swap-bot often enough here on the blog, here I attempt to change that, by posting this delightful find made by Flickr user: Ebony Jade. Its really nice to see a card that isnt confined to the edges of the drawing space, that Ebony has taken ribbon and gone over the lines, used really attractive backgrounds and lovely chunky butterfly embellishments to make a pretty swish looking card.
Its definatly one I would put in my own collect and horde! Because it is a really pretty card. This coming from the woman who cannot collage to save her life of course. Who only ever makes hand drawn ATC's, can you see the envy rays yet?