Sunday, 1 August 2010


Okay, after all the excitement of the last couple of days, time to concentrate on the new ATC swap for this month.  As we are now into the month of August and the summer holidays are in full swing, I thought it would be fun to create some cards with the theme of the "Seaside", one of my favourites and I hope will appeal to you too - you can create with any technique and in any style you like - I rather like adding those vintage bathing beauties to my cards and "here's one I made earlier" *LOL* .........

Funnily enough, after I had decided that this was going to be the theme for August, I received an email from Crafty Individuals with all their newly-released products and would you believe, they've brought out one of those wonderful little 6" x 6" books of decorative papers with the theme of The Seaside, plus a new plate of rubber stamps with a seaside theme (including the phrase "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside"), so I think it was meant to be, don't you?  Go check these products out by clicking on the Crafty Individuals link and don't blame me if you're tempted to go shopping!  :o)

Looking forward to seeing what you all create.  Full details of how to join the swap are in the sidebar to the right.  Oh - and a quick update on last month's swap, Out of Africa - I'm just waiting on one set of cards to reach me, the post office has been slow delivering them and hopefully they should be with me tomorrow and then I can swap them all out in the next day or so.


  1. Having recently been to the east coast for a couple of weeks, then down to the south coast for 4 weeks and of course living on the nw coast, I've had seaside in my mind since the beginning of May which has influenced many of my ATCs. I reckon I've already completed this one Heather!!! But just off to try and print out some bathing beauties and make some more.
    "Oh I do love to join in Heather's swaps, Oh I do love to join in her swaps, making cards is great, but too much thinking I hate, beside the seaside, beside the sea". - Oh dear!!!
    Luv Joanne xx
    X Mia - Hug for Graham

  2. Hi Heather, funnily enough I had the same e-mail from CI and my little order should be with me in the next day or two! Ordered these before I saw the theme - must be psychic - or something!!! Love S xx

  3. Great idea for a swap Heather. I had an email too & thought the stamps look FAB. I've been looking everywhere for teeny shells.... think we might have to pay Blackpool a visit. :)

  4. Heather!!! What a gorgeous ATC! Love it!

  5. Thank you, Elena! (I'm going to sort this background colour/text problem out soon - Lindsay told me it wasn't very legible either - and there was I thinking it looked OK). Gez - check out charity shops/car boots, places like that, you sometimes come across strings of little shells - I've had some lucky finds that way before now). Heather x

  6. My ATCs are on their way to you, Heather - hopefully you should get them twoards the end of the week.

    Love your torso ATC by the way!

    Helen x