Thursday, 13 October 2011


bet that surprised you, I am here afterall!!
I recently took part in a matchbox swap with the lovely Jan
oh my! what a fab box of goodies to arrive on my doorstep
I can't tell you how much I LOVE her creation, filled to the brim with tiny treasures
and even more piled on top, superb!

a gorgeous autumn paper selection
this little beauty sits perfectly on my Halloween tray
I just love those pumpkins and brooms!
Jan's last of the autumn sun ATC
I had a bit of an 'after the event moment' with my box
having seen Jan's gift of inspiration I could then think of a million things to add to mine
but too late, it was already on it's way!
some very poor quality 'white light' pics, Jan took some much better ones here!
I wouldn't like to say my ATC reflects my current state of mind
however I do still have garden issues and a need to myself!
the children decided on the fork
I was all for tapping her on the head with a spoon
I mailed an additional little packet to Jan
with the buttons I'd forgotten the first time round
and this little inchie book
totally inspired by the rich purple, orange and black that burst out of her packet
I might just be making one of these for myself!
Thank you once again Jan for a fantabulous swap
you really do spoil me
what an absolute treat to decorate my house with your beautiful work!


Joanna said...

BOTH you ladies have created wonderful collections and works of art. Isn't it always the way that you think of a load of brilliant ideas once the project is on its way in the mail?!

That's such a fun ATC you made!


~*~Patty S said...

how lovely to see so much creativity and harvest splendor!


Linda Jo said...

Oh dear.....I love Halloween ATCs... all of these images are inspiring.... great swap. Need to go check Jan's blog!

kandeland said...

wow! I think that's my favorite reveal of this swap that I've seen! Good stuff all around! wishing you a great weekend, xo natalea

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Both of you have made wonderful little works of art, you both must be thrilled x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What awesome photos of art supplies and trades. I am in awe of your swap. I can see lots of uses for everything Jan sent you, and your ATC is the funniest! Great art in, great art out!

BadPenny said...

Wonderful swap - lots & lots to look at & marvel at !

Alisa Noble said...

I like the fork... nice touch!

Lynda Howells said...

wow..clever ladies..beautiful art work.xx Hello..surprised to see you..!Hax
by way my blog has main blog now is

Stephne said...

Great post!
I meant to say on your earlier post,love the flutterbyes, really lovely...Stephne x

Kateyed said...

These are wonderful creations! I don't know Jsn and am always excited to find someone who does beautiful work. I am going over right now!!
Big hugs and thanks for stopping by,

Kateyed said...

I failed to say that yours is darling and very creative. Full of goodies, too! You both did so well!

Sherry said...

What fantastic treasures from the both of you. I'd already seen them on Jan's blog and was super impressed.

Thanks for your visit to my blog Margaret and your lovely comments on my altered cigar box xx

Oxana said...

So BEAUTIFUL creations! Love them!!!

My Creative House said...

Wow Margaret wonderful treasures you and Jan have exchanged, both you and Jan have made ​​wonderful pieces of art to each other. Thanks for sweet comments dear.
Hugs Anni

Jenny said...

Wow Margaret... absolutely stunning... both what you created and received... an awesome swap...
and I love your fun ATC...

Jenny x

Unknown said...

Holy Cow, that's a lot packed into a tiny box! I like the melted candles in your one photo-- like curled, dried leaves or remnants of smashed pumpkins! heehee.

You take part in some of the best swaps!

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

What a great stash!! wonderous combos :-} Lorraine