Thursday, 3 October 2013

Fancy a Swap??

Hello and Welcome.  Well, this month is my Blogaversary!!  Soon Crafty Nomad will be 1.  Wow, I can still remember how long it took me to pluck up the courage to start a blog.  My joy at my first post, my first comment, my first follower!!  Now I'm an old hand with 41 followers and better art.  How can I not have improved with all the support, encouragement, inspiration and love you gals and guys have shared with me.  So I'd like to show my appreciation and share back a little.

The plan is to have a few candy items available here through the month.  Best laid plans and all that.  To start off I decided I would like to do an ATC swap.  Any takers?  That's not candy I hear you say.  So right you are.  The thing is I have a few ATC's just sitting here waiting for new homes and have been thinking about a swap for a while.  So I thought this might be a fun thing to do to kick off my blogaversary party.  Also a little candy.  The plan was to have a few giveaways, small candy but more than one winner, rather than one person getting the lot.  I want to share the love around.  To start us off I have an A5 sheet of unmounted rubber called Spring Girls from Panduro.  These are cute, stamp very well and always get me nice comments when I use them. 

So what to do.

1. Leave a comment below if you would like a chance at this modest candy.  Please mention which of my projects from the last year is your favourite and why.  If you would like to follow me that's nice but it's not a requirements.  As much as I would love more followers I think it's nice if you follow because you like what I do and not just because you want a chance at the candy.  

2. If you would like to participate in an ATC swap please mention that below and email me craftynomad at gmail dot com with you address details.   I am in Norway and am quite happy to swap ATC's worldwide.  If you like a particular ATC I have posted please mention it in your comment although I can't guarantee that it will be, or even is, still available.   You can check them out my clicking on the ATC label on the RHS and it will bring up just those posts.  I hope there are lots of people who would like to swap.  It will make me happy if I have to make more.....

In anticipation I have made this little autumn offering using one of the stamps from the above set.  

The backing paper is from the Basic Grey Serenade pad.  The tiny leaves were punched using a Fiskars border punch.  The Spring Girl doing autumn leaf cleanup was coloured with Sharpie pens which I recieved as a surprise gift from my lovely sister.  Hello Sister.  

My ATC is joining the fun at
Craft-room Challenge - ATC's
Basic Grey Challenges - Autumn Colours
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Artful Times - Autumn Colours 

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to comment for a chance at the candy and I hope you fancy swapping ATC's with me.  Stay tuned for more fun and games this month. 


Neet said...

Such strong autumnal colours there and such a cute image. Good luck with the swap - sorry I am so busy at the moment or I would join in.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
Hugs, neet xx

Kay Wallace said...

Hi, Gail...first, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY! I love ATCs and the one you have made here is adorable. Count me in on the swap!! WooHoo! As you much know, I am a big fan of all you do, so am going to try my best to create something special for you! My favorite ATCs that you have created here are the series of 4 dancers! They just made me smile. I would prefer either of the two with glasses, but anyone of them would be treasured by me! Will send my contact info. And, yes, thanks for the chance to win your sweet and generous blog candy!

Mervi said...

Thank you for sharing this fabulous creation at Craft-Room ATC Challenge,cute image - welcome again;-))m

Zoechaos said...

What a sweet little acorn girl and great autumn themed ATC, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Julie said...

This is just so cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at BG Challenges, Juliexx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

hello gail; congratulations on your bloganniversary...I wish you many more years to come and keep the hard work and always creating...I am here a few days late but I am here!!!
wish you the best
hugs from ca

hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely ATC with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Sylvia said...

Happy bloganniversary to you. Fabulous idea to have a swap of ATCs. I would love to join in, will e-mail you my details but it will be two weeks before I can swap anything as I am away at the moment. I am with Kay as far as a favourit goes the dancers were so much fun but all your work is amazing.

Sylv xx

ionabunny said...

Duh, suddenly realised it might be polite to comment here myself instead of just speaking to folk by email. Thanks for all your lovely comments. So glad you want to swap art with me Kay and Sylv. No time pressure. We are all busy and I will be reposting through the month in the hopes of getting some more interest. Thanks everyone for your comments and support. They mean a lot. Good luck to you all with the candy. Keep watching for more goodies......

riliska said...

Hello Gail!! Happy –íloganniversary to you!
I love your ATC! Great job! I wish we could swap ATCs)))
Thanks fro the chance to win your candy!

ionabunny said...

Hi Riliska, if you want to swap ATC's send your details to me craftynomad at gmail dot com. Hope to hear from you soon.