Tuesday, 10 September 2013

In the pink, (ICADs sent and received ...)

Hello again dear friends - how nice to see you again.  As part of Astrid's ICAD swap, I received my first package today from the lovely Maryanne in the US and was delighted with the contents.  Hope you'll pop over to see it here on her blog and give her a quick hello while you're there.

Meanwhile, my second card and holder was received in Germany - so pleased it got there by the deadline of 11th September requested by Astrid.  Here are a few pics.  This is the front of the holder and you can see I managed to get the front fastening on the wrong side (again!)  What am I like?

 I've been using up some of my stash of gorgeous papers on these holders in a serious bid to create some space but really have hardly made a dint in them.  Does everyone else have loads of papers they hold onto for ages?  Anyway, here's the back of my folder,

I do like those JOFY stamps so much (thanks to my very kind friend Anne!) 

And lastly, my card inside the folder.  The background was done with Fresco paints then the texture added with Grungepaste through some stencils then rubbed with treasure gold - I'm getting a little more adventurous with this now.  The pink flower was decoupaged on top of the blue one I did first and didn't like but I was happy how it turned out.

Thank you so much for taking a look and thanks again to Astrid for organising the swap.  Love, Margie xx


  1. What a beautiful ICAD you've made and as the happy receiver i can tell everyone, the pictures don't do the justice of the real texture. Even with the opening on the wrong side ( i didn't noticed anyway *lol*)i love the holder, too. Thank you for making such a stunning ICAD for me! ♥

  2. Margie - I just finished the ICADs today and will pop it in the mail to you tomorrow! Love the dimension you created with the paste and stencils on your ICAD.

  3. Beautiful make for the swap Margie and well done to Astrid for arranging it. Love the textures and the elegant simplicity that you have created. My type of colours.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  4. Oh yes, I am definitely a paper hoarder too, I struggle to stop stroking them and use them..... Love your ICAD and holder, fastening on the wrong side makes them wonderfully unique Margie! Love the colours, the stamps, the holder - everything! It has been a wonderful swap indeed. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Beautiful Margie. I love the different textures and the colours are gorgeous. Sarah x

  6. This is beautiful, Margie! I think the opening on the left is fun and different! And, yes, I'm a paper hoarder too! And, it's getting worse!! Thank you so much for the kind words, I'm so happy that you like your ICAD and holder. This has been a brilliant idea from Astrid!

  7. A beautiful ICAD and lovely colours. I am also a hoarder of paper, you are not alone!


  8. Margie
    The colours of the papers are so soft and delicate and yet the flower has a lovely contemporary feel to it - the most gorgeous combination!

  9. Looks fantastic Margie, love both the holder and the card, and they match so beautifully! Love how you did the background with the paints!

    Oh and by the way, I certainly recognize that paper problem, I probably have enough paper to last me three life times....

  10. Another delightful ICAD, Margie - such lovely papers, and the JOFYs look wonderful.
    Alison x

  11. These are beautiful Margie - so feminine and elegant. Nicola x