Sunday, December 31, 2006

from Val Ferguson in Scottland

unfortunately, this is one that the scanner just doesn't do justice. it's really beautiful.

and an extra little digital card came with it. thanks Bonsaigirl!

from Merricat

a cute little Ostrich made just for me!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Snake Swap

I made these three for the Snake Swap at ATCards.

Monday, December 11, 2006

another blind trade

Minna, from Finland, created this card for a 1:1 swap with me. i love the mood.

more Sharpie art

TriLet - Lisa Roller
very different from the other one but every bit as cool!

Having a Sharpie Moment...

Dadreemer and i swapped Sharpie art and i have to say, hers is quite inspiring. i'm off to make more...

Friday, December 01, 2006

another blind trade

...with Margaret Baxter. no risk here, this is a great card!

Forest Spirit

fall leaves

it wasn't planned but i made a trade with an artist at ATCards that ended up being a "leaf" for a "leaf".

Linda Hollingsworth

3 from lezbag

Sunday, November 19, 2006

from Roc Nicholas

a very fun card by the maker of the Garden card below.

Star Goddess

another of my favorite themes

received this Raven card in a private trade a week or so ago but the original scan cut off it's face! this one is much better.

Sandra Halstead

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Space Jam update

i've just created a different site for the Space Jam project. check it out for the newest returns:
ATC Space Jam

Day of the Dead 2006

i had a busy week, what with Hallowe'en spooking with my friends Casey and Greg, a private Samhain ritual, and a very nice (and sometimes emotional) Day of the Dead gathering with friends. here are three great skull cards i received in honor of the day.

from: Randiland, Altermyworld, Margaret Baxter.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Fresh from the Garden... of Roc Nicholas

a lovingly created card that comes together very well. the earth tones are especially nice. the seeds are Sweet Cicely from Roc's friend's garden.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

random ATCs

these are a few cards i made the other day (when i actually had a day off from work!) i used some of my own carved stamps in each of them. i'll probably send them off to some MailArt pals.

mask swap

here's a sample of the series i did for a "Masks" swap at ATCards Forum.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

more wackystuff

here are two new ones by one of my favorite digital artists. i hope you can see the texture on these cards. it's quite nice.

Oh Death and The Spell

dancing skellies

a great digital collage ATC by Dadreemer


this card is hand-drawn in ink and then highlighted with colored pencil. made by avrienne.

memories of Oz

this card was made for me by a new ATC friend in Australia. i was there about 18 months ago and had a wonderful time birdwatching. this beautiful Rainbow BeeEater was one of my favorites! thanks to 'orinj'.

Monday, October 16, 2006

new trades

from dave stevens

from obviousfront

Thursday, October 05, 2006

from the UK

Two cards and an interesting Envie to hold them from Tonje S. Johnsen.

Peace Day

Received this surprise card from Laura Campanelli in recognition of Peace Day.

Sunday, September 24, 2006


this card was made for Neysa in a Dare swap on ATCards. i've never made a triptych card before.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

new cards

here are a couple of cards i just made: collages with handcarved stamps.



Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Carve Your Own

i just completed a hosted swap at ATCards Forum that required participants to carve their own stamp(s) and then create ATCs with them. it was great fun with a lot of sharing about techniques and supplies. it was very inspiring and i'm now thinking of starting a thread on that site that is exclusive to hand-carved, printed ATCs. here are the returns from that swap and a sample card from one of the participants.
Carve Your Own

Friday, August 25, 2006

Technorati Profile

kent's card

kent turner, with whom i swapped back in May, created this. it's a nice card. is this his inspiration? you can see his blog here.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Day of the Dead is coming...

...and here are my cards for a swap at ATCards Forum.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

more than child's play

two great new additions to my collection from b.jordan

Saturday, August 05, 2006

recent additions

i just received this wonderful art doll card from Margaret Baxter. she wanted one of my cards and i agreed to a trade without seeing this card first. it was certainly worth the risk. i love it.

below is a card made by Laura Booth. it was one i received in a themed swap called "Inside Out". i think it's very nice and i'm still trying to figure out how she did it!