A Brit in Alaska

Welcome to my blog! I'm switching over from my old blog http://abitofthisabitofthat.spaces.live.com/ where you can view 'art from my past' and past musings! :) O this new blog, I will be posting hopefully daily with things I am doing and what I have crafted. I am a avid crafter, even owning my own online store as I can only create so much for family, friends and swaps...I need to sell the surplus! :) If you would like to visit my store, please go to http://paperartplus.etsy.com/ .

About Me

Anchorage, Alaska, United States
I live in a beautiful State, Alaska! I love Jesus and attend ChangePoint Church. Both my hubby and I are retired now and are enjoying the stress-free life with ease and joy! I'm from England and moved here with my then GI hubby in 1987! I love to make things and besides the swaps I do with friends, and the pressies for family and friends, I sell the surplus at my online store at PaperArtPlus.etsy.com to provide funds for 'Craft With Love'. Blog at http://craftwithlovecp.blogspot.com/ (currently under re-construction!)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

More swap artwork

It's been a while since I last added any art so I hope you enjoy the following images! The first is for a card swap where footprints is the theme...I went with doggies!

This card was an Express yourself swap and as I love anything Asian, I decided to go with that theme. The pic isn't good quality...getting the images to show up well was difficult as they are hand stamped and clear embossed and then cut out of gold sheeting which reflected the light when using the camera! The details of the Asian lady are very difficult to see but are clearer 'in person'!

This one was for a tag swap and I used my Cricut to make the great tag shapes. The flowers and fern are hand punched.

This is for an ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap. The ATCs are small, measuring 3 1/2" x 21/1". The theme was to have a lady on the ATC. I used punches for the branches and flowers. The copper colored sticker at the bottom says 'Serenity'.
Well I hope you enjoyed today's offering! Please leave me a comment if you did! Stay tuned for journals..coming to a neighborhood by you soon..this neighborhood actually!!


  1. Oh Shirley..these are lovely...didn't know you liked Asian so well...now I do know...lol...hmmm...
    So good to have you back playing and feeling better....

  2. Wonderful pieces of art. they are all beautiful