Monday, December 2, 2013

December Swap

For the December Swap at A Swap for All Seasons the theme was Happy Holidays and the color was green. For this round I got to treat Marie from Spun By Me. Be sure to stop over at Marie's blog and take a look at all the lovely things she's been crafting for the holidays!  I've always loved the artwork of Ellen Clapsaddle so I chose two of her images for my card and tag. I'm sure you might recognize her images as she was one of the most successful female illustrators of her day and her art was featured on greeting cards and postcards in the early 1900s.  Sadly, she had a very tragic end but her art lived on to be enjoyed worldwide to this day. I still find her postcards in antiques stores and thrift shops now and then. Here is my card and tag. I forgot to take a picture of the stash items I sent but I hope Marie enjoys them. Another love of mine is mail art so I couldn't help spiffing up the package!



Now, the next best thing to giving is receiving so I have to share with you what I received from my partner Joy. Here is her lovely card and tag.  The photo just doesn't do them justice though because there is such a pretty sparkle and shimmer on them that the camera (or my poor photographic skills) can't capture. I love them! And I'm going to have so much fun with the green stash items she sent me...they're perfect for some last minute Christmas craft projects I have planned. Thank you Joy!


If you'd like to join us Linda is accepting sign-ups for the next swap.  Just take a look at A Swap for all Seasons to see what the color and theme with be for January!

8 comments:

Darlene Rolls said...

Love your creations

South City Hues said...

These are all so good!

joy said...

Love the card/tags you made, Linda! And I am so glad you liked what I sent along to you!

Linda said...

it's all so pretty!

marie said...

I haven't received the package yet...but now that I've had a peek, I really can't wait to get it!!! My mail carrier will love it too!

Scrap for Joy said...

You chose the perfect papers and embellishments to compliment the Clapsaddle images! Your work is always divine!
Happy Christmas my friend!
xoxo
Joyce

Linda said...

I love how the card and tag Joyce made compliment each other so beautifully!

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