Thursday 12 September 2013

ICAD swap–receiving beautiful art

Back when the summer days were hot and balmy (yes I remember we did actually have a summer this year lol), the very talented Astrid, at Astrid's Artistic Efforts, made some ICADs (this stands for Index Card A Day – which are aka Skinny's and are 3 x 5 ins in size), she offered to organise a swap and I jumped on board straight away. (Why do I do these things when I am up to my eyes in stuff?) But after my holiday I made a start which then got interrupted by my workshops with Tim and Finnabair, but eventually I got the ICADs and an envelope made for them and sent them out to my swap partners Elly and Maryann. I have kept them to post later for my DT contribution to Country View Crafts’ Challenge where the theme this month is layers.

But here are the fabulous ICADs and folders I received in the post.
Firstly from Sue at Stamping Sue Style.
Sue knows me so well, she chose one of my most favourite themes and made this little beauty.P1140234
And here is the fabulous folder it came in.

Also from the lovely Astrid herself I got two beautiful cards -
Aren’t they gorgeous?
And this wonderful folder.
Decorated beautifully inside….
…. and out.

THANK YOU SO MUCH both of you.
This is the first time I have entered a proper swap like this and I am so happy to have received these perfect little treasures. They will sit in my craft room to bring me additional inspiration each day. I am soooo lucky to have such wonderful blogging friends.

It’s Thursday night and off to banquet night at the local curry house.
See you all soon.
Stay inspired.

hugs {Brenda} x0x


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Excellent swaps! Love them!

froebelsternchen said...

Oh my gosh - fantastic art swap pieces!

nefertiti said...

Very wonderful swaps!!!!

Netty said...

beautiful swops Brenda, enjoy your curry. Annette x

Terry said...

Brenda, these are both incredible and beautiful! I wish I could have taken part of the swap, but had so much going on! Enjoy your curry tonight! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I'm so pleased you liked your ICAD :-) Astrid's is so beautiful too ! Sue C x

Astrid Maclean said...

Glad you liked your cards Brenda and that they arrived safely! I received one from Sue too, so I know just how gorgeous her cards are!

Hope you enjoyed that curry tonight!

Anonymous said...

Such different styles but both displaying what we come to expect from both Sue and Astrid .... beautiful creations.
Those are so special.

Gram's Treasures said...

Very nice...and all so very different!
Joyce xx

Kathyk said...

What fabulous pieces, thanks for sharing Brenda


Joan said...

Lovely ICADs Brenda, two very beautiful pieces of art.

Karen Petitt said...

They are stunning, some seriously gorgeous stamping from your blogging buddies hugs Karen

Inkypinkycraft said...

absolutely gorgeous and i am sure yours will be amazing! hugs x

Annie said...

Stunning gifts Brenda .....beautifully made with love.

Crafty hugs Annie x

Redanne said...

Oh what beautiful treasure you received Brenda, each one is so beautiful. It has been the most wonderful swap, you are so right! Hugs, Anne x

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful pieces Brenda. How delighted you must have been to open the packages and find these inside!
Hope your curry banquet was good.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs, Juliaxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

What a wonderful idea for a swap (I must have been in deep holiday to have missed it!) and what wonderful little treasures these are. Beautiful work by your swapping friends and just been over to Astrid's blog to see the original post. Looking forward to seeing yours! Have a lovely weekend x

Marjie Kemper said...

Ooooh lah lah, you sure hit the jackpot on your swaps with such beauties from Sue and Astrid!

Sophie said...

Oh, Brenda, das ist wunderschön...

Sophie xx

Paper Profusion said...

Yes indeed - these are beautiful! Nicola x

Words and Pictures said...

That's some really happy mail - how lovely!
Alison x

Rossella said...

These are beautiful, aren't you lucky
Rosie x

Shirley said...

Gorgeous swaps and more Brenda. How lucky were you to get off Astrid and Sue. Amazing art full of beauty.

Crafty bugs from Shirl x x

Shirley said...

I have finally stopped laughing Brenda about signing crafty bugs. Sorry hun.

Should have signed off on the Halloween tag with this.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

These are lovely. Thank you for leaving me a comment and I hope you enjoyed your curry! :)