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Friday, 30 August 2013

ICAD Swap and a Pocket Watch

Hello Fellow Blog Friends old and new!

I have been taking part in an ICAD swap which was organised by the uber talented Astrid Maclean, who you can find HERE.  If you are new to ICAD's, it simply means one card a day and each card is 3" x 5", so they are a bit bigger than an ATC, but an ideal size for putting on a card.  Astrid asked for people who would like to swap, so we are each making two (with a holder) and sending one each to two different people.  We then receive two each back. Great fun!

Today I am showing the first one I made and sent to Dianne, who is very new to blogging and I think she liked it.  If you have a minute it would be lovely if you could visit Dianne, to encourage her to keep blogging.  I think we can all remember how hard it was to get started.


On the left is the holder, the stamp is from Inkylicious (I love it!) and I made the folder following Astrid's instructions.  The ICAD on the right is stamped using the same stamp as the holder, which I decoupaged up to add some dimension.  The papers are BoBunny and I simply added some ribbon dyed with Frayed Burlap Distress Stain, a little Eiffel Tower charm and a metal corner from my stash.


On the inside of the holder I added a lovely cameo and a Spellbinder corner die to the pocket.  The edge of the holder has been cut with a Movers and Shapers Bracket die by Tim Holtz.  All the edges have been coloured with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

The second ICAD and folder are winging their way to California and I will show these when they are safely received.  I can't wait to receive mine!!

I am entering my ICAD into Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers Week 272 - use metal challenge.

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Those of you who follow my talented crafty friend Mo, who can be found HERE, will know that we attended a workshop, at MDF Man's premises, with one of my crafting idols Hels Sheridan, on Bank Holiday Monday.  We had a choice of a mini chest of drawers or a pocket watch.  We went for the pocket watch which is also a clock and is absolutely huge (18" x 14")!  I hesitate to show mine because Mo has done a much better job on hers than I have....  I kept mine quite simple and neutral so that it matches our new room.


We used MDF Man's homemade embossing paste, Stencils, Distress Ink, Acrylic Paint, Graphic 45 papers (which Rob, MDF man had kindly covered the centre piece for us with) and loads of Treasure Gold.  I can honestly say that I have never worked with such a big piece before, it did take all day but it was great fun and Hels is a wonderful teacher.


 We were given loads of butterflies and flowers to decorate it with, but I opted for one butterfly, to which I added a Tim Holtz pen nib.  I also added some Indigo Blu script stamping.

I actually remembered to take my camera and asked one of the other crafters to take a photo of Mo, Hels and me.  I am the golden oldie on the right!  We had a wonderful day.


I hope you will all pop over to Our Creative Corner on 1st September where I have the pleasure of hosting a brand new challenge.  It is my first, so I am really looking forward to it.

Take care, I look forward to seeing what you have all been up to (including a visit by some of you to see the Duke of Distress himself).  Big hugs,  Anne xx

61 comments:

  1. WOW!! It's always such a treat to visit your blog Anne.
    Such wonderful creations. I love the butterfly images, gorgeous colours and beautiful detailing. Your clock looks amazing, I love the design and the neutral colours are gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing your fabulous photo too, it sounds like you had a great time
    I hope you have a good weekend

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  2. Wow Anne what a fabulous creation...you sure had a fun day with the lovely Hels...love the pic hugs kath xxx

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  3. Hi Anne,
    I just love your 'pocket' watch, what a fabulous day it must have been(I'd love to do a Hels workshop). Lovely photo too.
    I've got one these MDF 'pocket' watches - I carried it all round Ally Pally with me! It's been sat in my friend's craft room ever since because I couldn't fit it in my suitcase to bring it home. It's coming back with me in September though. We're on the ferry this time, so it can go in the back of the car. Have a lovely weekend ..... hugs Linda xx

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  4. Ooh, forgot to say love the little card and holder too, it looks so elegant and pretty - what a fab idea. xx

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  5. So gorgeous! I wish it were arriving here! Looks like I will have to join the swap! Looking forward to 1st Sept too! Lots of love and hugs Laura xxxxxx

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  6. Love both of these creations, Anne. So much work in the watch and it looks stunning! Sounds as though you had an amazing time at the workshop.. love the photo of the three of you. The ICADs are delightful. What a great idea! Thanks for explaining what they are.. I'd not heard of these before. Have a fabulous weekend. Cheers, Di

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  7. Hi Anne, Your ICAD and holder is beautiful. I love that stamp, not come across it before what a lovely butterfly. I love the little cameo it looks great on that die-cut. I see you made good use of your script stamp on the clock, it looks great it will go with your new room perfectly, mine is in the hallway for all to see who visit. Hugs Mo x

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  8. All of these things are 'new' to me, but so totally lovely. Your swap partner will be thrilled to receive these, and I hope you share your return swap. I'll check out Diane's blog & leave some encouragement. Indeed I do remember (and still feel that way) starting a new blog, wondering if folks would visit & like my work. Also will visit Mo, as I know her work is so lovely. TFS & have a great weekend. So happy you got to enjoy a fun day with your crafting buddy & create some wonderful things. Hugs

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  9. I like both of these an awful lot Anne. The butterfly stamp on the swap item is gorgeous - I did a double take because it looks like a real one! I love your clock too, I love the gorgeous soft and subtle colours and that it's not too embelllished, I hope you know what I mean lol! Have a lovely weekend Karen x

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  10. Hello Anne
    Fabulous ICAD, and Folder, I will pop over and say hello to Dianne, I remember well when I first started, it was exciting but also a little intimidating, she will be thrilled with what you have made.
    I love the pocket watch, beautiful colour palette.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  11. Having been lucky enough to have seen your ICAD's irl I can honestly say they are absolutely beautiful. No wonder Dianne is thrilled. And as for the watch, well I think it looks perfect for your place, and I'm so glad you had such a great time with Hels and Mo. Looking forward to OCC now! Huge hugs, Jenny x

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  12. This looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  13. What a lovely blog page Anne. I know you will all have had a wonderful day as we always do when we are in your company. See you again soon.
    Lynn xx

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  14. GORGEOUSNESS... seriously Anne, you need to get more confidence in the stuff you make... all of it is totes fabulushness hun! It was so lovely to see you again - don't tell anyone but you are one of my fave ladies to teach :O) That photo... oh dear, I need to see a hairdresser lol As ever, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... and see you soon! XX

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  15. Love your ICAD and holder very pretty and must have been a joy to receive ! What a surprise to find that little cameo inside, a lovely touch. Your clock is gorgeous, i think the neutral colours are perfect. Sounds like a very fun day and nice to do something different

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  16. Oops forgot my little...x

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  17. My word Anne. Your work in this blog post is amazing. First the card and holder. So beautiful! Can't wait to see the second one. And that fob watch. I've seen these at a couple of shows and thought how big they were. But now I've seen yours done I know I'll have to get one! Brilliant. I am very envious of your lovely workshop with Hels too. Let me know when you're going to another and I'll try to make it! On the way home now! Hugs Rachel x

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  18. Lovely piece Anne, love the butterflies and the shaping to the folder, very delicate design. Love your clock too from your workshop, it looks huge , bet it was great fun. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x

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  19. That butterfly stamp is Devine! Such a lovely card. The clean and simple design lets that gorgeous stamp steal the show!

    Amy*

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  20. Your work Anne is always so elegant and 'professional' and beautifully finished. These are exceptional pieces! All so beautiful with just the perfect amount of embellishment and detailing. You have fabulous style! Less of the 'golden oldie' too my dear - you look gorgeous! Enjoy your weekend. Nicola x

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  21. Anne this is so beautiful, I love the stamp and the colors you chose to go with it. Gorgeous!!!! I love the watch too, the itty bitty butterfly is amazing, really cute. Look at you happy girls in the photo! How fun and you look fabulous! I didn't recognize you without the red hair, and you look beautiful!
    Hugs Kelly

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  22. Your clock is lovely Anne. I didn't just like the icad, I LOVE it!! And thank you for mentioning and linking my blog.

    Dianne. x

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  23. Thank you for following me.

    Dianne.x

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  24. Absolutely a play of Art Anne, love the stamp,,, it inspired me to create a new butterfly set on that style,,,,,,,whjitout any color.....and adding some vintage look,,,,,,,love it, love it.

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  25. Gorgeous makes Anne and I bet you had a fab time with Hels. Great photo as well. Elizabeth xx

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  26. Hi Anne, love the beautiful ICAD and wallet (not heard of those before). I get loads of bits from Inkylicous and used their fairy stamps in my cardmaking workshop last week! I'll pop over to your friends post so see hers too! Suz xxx

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  27. The ICAD is beautiful Anne and I simply love that stamp. The matching folder is a lovely presentation idea. I noticed Astrid was hosting this swap, it would have been fun to join in but it just wasn't possible for me at this time.
    How fabulous is that clock!
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Great photo.

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  28. HI Anne, I really love the ICAD and wallet, they are really beautiful and your clock is gorgeous! Since making my Indigo Blu one earlier this year I have 3 of them ready to make (2 from MDF Man that I bought at Ally Pally) and I just haven't had time to make them! I'd love to do a workshop with Hels! Hugs Carole Z XX

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  29. I just LOVE seeing Hels!!! I love her so! What a FUN and gorgeous make in her class! Love the small stamping and crackle look!
    The ICAD is gorgeous too! Love the holder as well!

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  30. Wow, wie schön, wunderschön.
    Es sieht so kostbar aus :-)

    Liebe Grüße
    und danke für die vielen lieben Kommentare, ich freue mich sehr darüber.
    Sophie xx

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  31. Beautiful ICAD & holder Anne. And your pocket watch is fabulous. Have you got it hanging in your studio? I love the butterfly with pen nib body; very ingenious of you.
    I bet you will treasure the photo of you, Mo & Hels.
    I look forward to finding out what your challenge will be in Our Creative Corner for September. Have a smashing Sunday Anne :0) x

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  32. Hey cute lady who just has to be 20 years younger than I!! I do so envy you being able to attend workshops. And your pocket watch that is really a clock - does it really work? Are you hanging it in your new room? I like it. Now what fun is this that you are up to now. And you say you have to make two everyday with a holder and then you send them out. It will be interesting to see what you receive. Lucky the person that gets your makes. Your first make is lovely - lucky Dianne. Looking forward to seeing make #2.
    Loved seeing your latest picture. You are very pretty!
    sandy

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  33. Duke of Distress, ha, that's really funny, Annie! Love it! OMGlory Be, your ICAD is stunning! How fun for Dianne! I have gone over and introduced myself to a new friend, thank you!

    Now this pocket watch clock! Holy cow, I literally gasped! I love the understated elegance you have achieved and that one solitary spectacular butterfly is mwah sensational!! You have a magic "touch," my friend!!

    And, lastly, thank you for sharing the wonderful photo of the three of you! You look happy and healthy and you all look like you are having a blast! Who needs the Duke of Distress anyway!! Big hugs, Darnell

    (I'll be back tomorrow to see your inaugural hosting of the OCC! Exciting!)

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  34. What a Gorgeous card Anne, no doubt Diane loves it too, I'm sure she will become an avid blogger after swapping with you!
    Fun day you ladies must have had! Great pocket watch!
    Hugs Lynn

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  35. absolutely gorgeous ICAD make , love the neutral colours, the MDF piece looks amazing and hoe fab to do a workshop with the talented hels. hugs trace x

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  36. I LOVE both - the ICADs AND the lovely pocket watch, Anne!

    They are absolutely adorable!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  37. I love that stamp too Anne - its just fabulous and in your hands, just wonderful! I know your ICAD and the holder will be so appreciated by Dianne and I look forward to seeing your second one. Your pocket watch clock is amazing too - what a great idea. Looks like you had a fab time at the workshop. Love, Margie xx

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  38. Gorgeous ICAD Anne, I also took part just awaiting my second ICAD then I shall put them up as the two I sent were the same... Love that stamp you used...Love the pocket watch & a great pic of you three. Hugs May x x x

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  39. Gorgeous Anne and you look like you had a fab time !! I need to purchase a melt pot I've watched Hels lots of time making lovely things with one but as yet haven't bought one lots of huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxxxx and fab photo of you all xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  40. Oh man Anne, the first one for Dianne,(went and left some love) is absolutely STUNNING work it just soooooo beautiful, the butterflies are gorgeous,love your ribbon, the cameo is gorgeous, oh man I don't have enough words in my brain to discribe it's beauty so I'll just say I loooooove it, your clock, the background is beautiful , love the stamping then the crackle,gorgeous, I loooooove you little butterfly hidden inside the clock with all that scrip, fabulous work, and three beautiful crafters in the photo, thanks so much for sharing these incredible pieces of art, hope your having a great weekend..

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  41. Oh forgot to say, I'm excited about your new challenge you are hosting with the DREAM TEAM, going over now for a look see..

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  42. Hello Anne. What fabulous cards. I just love that watch too. Beautiful picture. Will be joining in this month's challenge. Andrew had a bad fall while we were at Coventry. Will write tomorrow. Hugs Rita xxx

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  43. Hi Anne. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment this morning. You are always a ray of sunshine! :) I LOVE your ICAD card for Dianne. I'd never heard of them before reading this...so here you are, teaching me something new again. Your butterflies are so lovely. I love the die cut and distressed edges. The brown stamping against the soft pink paper is so pretty, too. And a perfect choice or ribbon color! I'm sure your new blogging friend, Dianne loves this! <3 Candy

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  44. Beautiful projects! Love the ICAD especially, and how fun to see you with Hels!

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  45. Beautiful card!! I love the pen nib butterfly!!!

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  46. Lovely projects and you have clearly had fun
    Rosie x

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  47. Hi Anne I love this, the colours work so well. I have one of these clock but haven't got round to using it yet so thanks for sharing this lovely sample with us. Angela x

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  48. These are gorgeous Anne, love the folder for the ICAD very elegant.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  49. Anne, the little card and ICAD holder are stunning! I love what you did with this swap! Oh and I have seen that clock and wonder if that is available here in the US? So cool!

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  50. Finding your lovely post on the hop today Anne. What adventures you have had. Your art is delightful, as always.

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  51. Brilliant card Anne, I love the colour and the whole concept.
    Great watch project as well
    Happy crafting
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  52. Beautiful, beautiful card Anne, you seem to improve - if that is possible! - with every single post! Glad you had a great time with Hels, lots of love, barb x

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  53. you all look lovely!
    And I have to say, so do your projects. :)

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  54. Totally adore your ICAD and holder Anne, I now absolutely NEED that Inkyliciuous stamp...... I saw Mo's clock already the other day, and though hers is perhaps more elaborate, I think yours is just as beautiful in it's simplicity!! Fabulous work!

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  55. These are beautiful Anne, you produce the most beautiful work consistently.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  56. Enchanting ICAD and holder, and the pocket watch looks so cool. I'm so glad you had a fun day with Hels! I'm doing some long overdue catching up around Craftyblogland, so I'm off to see what else you've been up to...
    Alison xx

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  57. Oh my goodness...so glad I did not miss this post!
    Wonderful ICAD and now I am looking so forward to seeing the next one!
    The inkilisions stamp is superb and you have done it up so wonderfully.

    Your clock is going to grace your new room with such elegance!

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  58. Oh my goodness...so glad I did not miss this post!
    Wonderful ICAD and now I am looking so forward to seeing the next one!
    The inkilisions stamp is superb and you have done it up so wonderfully.

    Your clock is going to grace your new room with such elegance!

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  59. Oh, another beautifully elegant creation Anne! Someone is going to be very lucky and absolutely delighted to receive this. As for your clock, that's gorgeous too. I've yet to attend a workshop at the MDF Man's premises which is a shame because he's only 15 minutes maximum down the road from me, lol! Love his stuff too so I need to try harder to get there, lol!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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