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Summer Craft Swaps

I recently took part in two online craft swaps. It’s very exciting sending a parcel off to a stranger and waiting for their reaction. Also equally exciting getting a surprise back in the post. I’ve been very lucky in all the lovely crafts I’ve received in all the swaps I’ve be part of.

For the first one I used a kit for a memories book that I got from Jackie Mooney. I made it into a chipboard album and added one or two extra bits. There’s space for two photos in this album.

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I also sent a few cards, but I only took a photo of one of them. I used a digi I had coloured in ages ago and hasn’t made it onto a card. I never seem to have time to colour or craft just for the same if it anymore! ūüė¶
I used a coffee cup collar in this card aswell. Waste not want not!

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And here is what I received…..a lovely box full of goodies.

photo 3Homemade Chai tea (recipe to follow) and a gorgeous mug with a crocheted cosy. I’m looking forward to trying these out.

photo 4Two cute egg Cosies for my two boys.

photo 5And two beautiful crocheted doilies.

Wasn’t I lucky?
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The second swap was an alphabet swap. My letter was ‘C’ so I made a Clock stepper card. I used my new Tim Holtz clock die and some digi stamps from Mami Doodles.
I am entering this card in the ‘Cut it Up’ challenge – What’s¬†bugging¬†you?¬†¬†(see¬†my¬†little¬†ladybug?!)

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My swappee had the letter ‘D’, so she made me an altered notelet holder with my name on it, how clever is that? I’ll definitely be making some of these for Christmas gifts.

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Christmas Craft Swap

I take part in an online craft swap, four times a year.

This is what I made for my swapee for the Christmas Swap.  I used my Cricut to cut the shapes and letters.  I was quite happy with how it turned out!

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This is what I recieved, a lovely purple and turquoise crocheted hat and scarf.

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Creativity

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