Saturday, 15 June 2013

Very first ATC

Good morning everyone.
Weather here is absolutely dreadful.
I pity my boys as they are currently camping at the Download music festival at Donington Park.
With an estimated 150,000 people they text to say they were in the 3 row from the main stage which is no mean feat. Goodness only knows what time they got to the main stage arena in order to get that close.
Apparently so far it has been extremely wet but awesome LOL
It was a huge thing for me to let them go and even though they are 17 and 18 I have done nothing but worry ever since ROFL
I know the line up of music artists is the best there has ever been and all their favourite bands are playing but I will be so glad when they make it back home.

Anyway.... Today I am posting my very first ever made ATC.
No idea what the rules are for these other than having to be 2.5 x 3.5 inches *shrugs*
I have used a very pretty digi stamp from the paper shelter. Although I love actual stamps the good thing with digi stamps is you can print them out at any size you need.
Coloured with pencils.
I have used white card and pink handmade paper. Both embossed with a swirl embossing folder from Docrafts. I cut 3 leaves using the my cuttlebug and die cutter flowers and leaf #3 (657224) from sizzix.
I then used a pink inkpad to add a distressed edge to the leaves.
Using a paper towel I used the pink inkpad to brush over the embossing on the white card giving it a distressed look and making the embossing stand out a little more.
I made some cute little handmade flowers using a balloon punch, coloured pink and then added a green gem to the center of each. I punched out 2 little butterflies, shaded them pink with the inkpad and then added some holographic glitter to the butterflies, birds and flowers in her hair and on the branch.
Stuck everything down with some tacky glue and used 3D foam pads to add the main image.
Overall I am pretty pleased with how this turned out so will make another ATC soon.
Thank you for looking :)
I am entering this into the following...
The Paper Shelter #116 - Pink and White
ATC's With Attitude # 42 - Summer
Crafty Catz #187 - Let's go pink
Creative Corner - Girly girl
Daring Cardmakers - Festival of flowers
Digi Haven - Anything goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Charisma cards #23 - Digis only
In The Pink #22 - Pink with flowers
Anything but a card #18 - ATC Extravaganza
Lady Anne - Anything goes


  1. Wow - I love all the layers and details you've managed to fit on to your ATC... a fantastic debut in this size! And there are no other rules than the size, so you're right on the money. It won't fit in this fortnight, but keep an eye on the challenges at Fun With ATCs - be great to have you play along some time. Thanks so much for stopping by at Words and Pictures.
    Alison x

    1. Thank you Alison.
      I have bookmarked the challenge and will keep an eye out for the next theme :)

  2. What a sweet atc, love the pretty pinks and touches of glitter. Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven xx

  3. OMG this is one stunning ATC and for your first too, just love what you have done with so little space, lots to see and love the image great colors. Thank you for joining us at ATC's this fortnight. Abbie xx

  4. Gorgeous and beautiful ATC thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz and Good Luck with the GDT too
    Hugs Dianne xx

  5. Very pretty indeed, thanks for joining us at Lady Annes Challenge this month, xxxx

  6. Wow I found the ATCs so difficult to make but you have done a marvelous job!! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week. Hugs, Merkkari

  7. Lovely ATC. Wonderful first attempt

  8. What a gorgeous ATC!! Your design is just perfect.

    Thank you for joining us over at The Paper Shelter!


  9. I LOVE your ATC! The bling on the leaves is so pretty!
    Thank you for playing at Creative Corner Challenges!

  10. Great ATC. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  11. such a fab ATC and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz and for showing an intersest in the gDT

  12. Beautiful card Julie, such a gorgeous image too, thanks for joining us at In the Pink, karenx

  13. I love all the little details on this.Great ATC!Thanks for sharing it at ATCs with Attitude.

  14. I love this! It's gorgeous....