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Monday, 2 February 2009

Artygirlz challenge #70... make an atc... and tagged

This weeks Artygirlz challenge is to make an atc and I chose to mount mine onto this tin I bought... meant to be a cigarette tin I think but it is just the right size to keep all of my 'ready to do' atc cards in and keep them all handy in one place. Stamps are from The Artistic Stamper and The Queens Dresser Drawers.


This is the inside of my tin and it's fab cos it has these little arms to keep my atc's from spilling out before I need them too :D

Speaking of ATC's I think I have now got a serious contender for ATC maker of the week... these ones below were made by DG on a recent visit and I promised to put them on my blog for him.
I was struggling with my mojo so took ages to make even one... to keep DG busy while I did mine, I gave him some pieces of card and some stickers and he had a fab time and made me howl with laughter when he asked me how many I had done... oh says I... "I haven't finished my first one yet!!" He looked at me in sheer surprise and said " What's the matter with you Nanna... just do them... I've done.... wait for it.... 25!! lol I guess next time I will take lessons from HIM eh. Okay I have been tagged again... this time by the lovely talented Sesga

The rules being you show the fourth picture from the fourth file on your computer

Well this is mine taken a mere 8yrs ago with my favourite little man when he was almost a year old and blimey how much I've changed in that short time... my hair has turned white... I can't see close up without my specs and I've put on about 5 stone in weight...aaaaargh (mind you I'm working on that one and so far have lost almost a stone this month....whooohooo). Not touched a piece of choccy since the beginning of Jan!! How good am I :D Hopefully by the summer I will be able to get back into some of my snazzy clothes instead of living in joggers and t-shirts... oh to look glam for just one day without bumps and bulges protruding from every part of me...lol


Ok girlies I tag you.... Mimi, Judy, Gez, Karen, Kim and Dawn (Scrapnmo)
Show us you piccies :D
Have a fab evening all
hugs
Chris xx

19 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow what a wonderful tin.
Unbelievable. Love them.
The Photo is great. Thanks for sharing my friend.

Chriss Rollins said...

YOU KNOW i LOVE THAT ALTERED TIN.

I have seen this IRL and its amazing.

love that photo of you and DG.

you are doing sooo well with your weight loss...well done.

chriss x

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Chris
Love the tin great idea.
crafty chris

RubyMay said...

Wow...Chris what a brilliant ATC tin. I think thats a smashing idea. It looks relly good with all your stamping x

Julie said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

WOW !!!!!

Your DG did a great job too bless, and what a lovely photo of the two of you

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz again Chris

Julie x

sesga loves 1950s said...

Fabarooney idea for storing your ATC's.
Your Grandsons ATC's are amazing well done him.

Thanks for participating in the Tag it was a fun one ,and its brought back fond memories.

Well done you !!for Loosing a stone that's loads ,Its 2x 8lb babies, if you think of it like that it makes you realize how much it actually is LOADS .

love from sesga xxxx

Terrie B x said...

Oh Wow your tin is `gorgeous` Chris...
Your photo is just `darling of you and your gorgeous Grandson!!!
and Yaaah!!!
`Well Done` on your weight loss ...*beautiful* Lady:)~X~

Gez said...

WOW..Chris, your ATC tin is gorgeous. The colours look great. :) Love the little arms on the inside. I have mine in a tin & YES!!! they do all 'pop' out!!

What a clever grandson you have. He's a natural. xx

Thank you for visiting my blog & leaving such lovely comments. I always enjoy reading them. :)

Oooo, I've never been tagged before, thank you for thinking of me.

Wishing you a lovely week.
Take care.
Gez. XX

Gez said...

WOW..Chris, your ATC tin is gorgeous. The colours look great. :) Love the little arms on the inside. I have mine in a tin & YES!!! they do all 'pop' out!!

What a clever grandson you have. He's a natural. xx

Thank you for visiting my blog & leaving such lovely comments. I always enjoy reading them. :)

Oooo, I've never been tagged before, thank you for thinking of me.

Wishing you a lovely week.
Take care.
Gez. XX

Dawn said...

Wowee this is just great Chris - what a brilliant idea!
Gorgeous stamps!!
What's this I've been hearing about chocolate withdrawl and E-mails!!!! LOL

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Dawn said...

Oh I forgot to mention the DG's crafty items - Great job he did there! Very arty - takes after his grandma!

Kristen Hermanny said...

Great job to DG!!! I find that it is way easier to go crazy creative when the supplies are free. I used to work at a printshop and got all the paper I could carry to take home. (FREE) It is very helpful to the mojo. Your tag/tin is AWESOME! I love it. What a great way to carry your done ones and bring to a craft show for trading.
Very nice stuff!

xx

Uneekdolldesigns said...

I LOVE the tin, it is so much fun to see what you have been creating! And out I so enjoy yoru blog visits too, you always make my day!

Thank you so much Chris!

Emma said...

Wow Chris, stunning tin and just fab for ya atc's.
Looks like DH had fun too creating... my nephew and great nephew love creating.
God you look so different in the pic and well done on your healthy eating.
Emma x

Shashi Nayagam said...

That altered tin if fab. Love the photo of you and your DG

Karen said...

ooo loving that tin Chris....such a good idea to use a cigarette case. Bet you can get these in charity shops girls!!!

Awe your DG is such a natural raw talent...must take after his Grandma eh lol.

Thanks for the tag, I have never done one before but this looks fun. Will get onto it soon.

You are doing better than me with the choccie....I only lasted 2 weeks!!! XXX

esther said...

what a great storahe tin you have there! Loving the multi-purpose use. Great colour on your atc

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hi Chris my two Babies comment is hilarious but so true ,its a lot to loose .When Russel Grant you know the (tarot reader )was loosing weight through Fat club on the telly .He would come in the pub where I live and I would remind him that he had lost another baby that week he used to LOL ! every time, but its a great way of visualizing how much weight has really come off .

Anyway good on you and I'm glad I made you laugh :)
Love from sesga xx

Karen said...

Hi hon, I have done your tag or should that read my tag??? hehe

I had a lovely trip down memory lane too so thank you loads X