Monday, 23 September 2013

ICAD SWAPS.....

Hi Everyone,

A little while back the lovely astrid took the time to set up a fabulous swap...ICAD's ...ICAD stands for Index Card a Day... the size is 3" x 5" we also were to made a folder to hold our ICAD...and in any design the players choose ..
I was to send two swaps and receive two from the list... I sent my swaps to the lovely Sarah & Carol and I received swaps from the lovely Sue & Elly...
This is my ICAD  I made two the same for Sarah & Carol....
 I started with some cotton and burlap & lace to make the folder...

                              Completed folder with lace & charms          

My ICAD you can't see to well but the background is very heavy in texture paste & coloured with  assorted inks & the image of Marie Antionette is from the Fabulous Nicecrane Designs as my theme was Paris
             
This fabulous ICAD & Folder I received from the amazing Sue...Look at that wonderful texture..Just Beautiful
                                       
 The inside again Full of wonderful texture I love it!
   Look at this AmAzing ICAD..the design is Fantastic...
   Gorgeous Butterfly & cute buttons... I will treasure this Sue x x
                                This is the envelope that arrived from the super talented Elly Love it!!!
This is the Fantastic folder the ICAD arrived in...Look at these amazing colours & design
     
                                     The Inside is just as amazing......Beautiful
This is the Fantastic ICAD that was inside..Look at all the wonderful texture & stunning flowers I will treasure this Elly x x
                                     
A big Thank you to Dear Astrid for taking the time to organize this fantastic swap I have loved taking part..
Thank you so much for your visit today.....


35 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

gorgeous makes from you and your swap partners xx look fab x hugs x trace x

Rita said...

Everyone of them are so beautiful May. I love the cover of your ICAD with the stunning card inside. I missed out on this post from Astrid. Hugs Rita xxx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Amazing,,,,,,,May,,,,,love your folder,,,and waht a creative idea to use my M. Antoniette,,,Collection,,,I am watching all icads you received,,,, congratulations,,,and thanks again for your amazing Halloween Treat Cone,,,You are really talented.

Dorthe said...

Such a gorgeous swap, you recieved some wonderful pieces, from your partners.
I`m sure your own swap pieces are totally gorgeous, but today I have some difficulty seing the photoes on some blogs,-including yours!! and that is exatly the photoes of your own creations, dear May!!
xo, from Dorthe

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow May, both the Icads you made and the ones you received look amazing!! I just love that everyone's creations were so different and in such different styles. So glad you enjoyed taking part and I have loved seeing what you made and received!!!

cotnob said...

Your ICAD and folder is fabulous May, lovely lace details and the ones that you received are gorgeous, such beautiful colours.
Pauline
x

Redanne said...

What a wonderful post May - so many gorgeous things to look at! It was the most wonderful swap, we have a lot to thank Astrid for. Love, love, love the ones you sent, they are so beautiful and the ones you received are wonderful too. I got one from Elly too and I even liked the way she decorated the envelope - like yours! Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Anne x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I was unable to join the swap but I just knew it would be incredible.
This is such a beautiful post with you sharing your own quite incredible ICAD and that exquisite folder and also the ones you received.
Wishes
Lynne

Annie said...

Hi May your ICAD'S are absolutely beautiful. I love the gorgeous lace and embellies. Stunning makes that you received from Sue and Elly too

TFS and crafty hugs
Annie x

Patricia said...

Absolutely stunning makes for your swaps and beautiful ones to receive. All in all terrific projects , love the lot.....
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Elaine said...

Fabulous xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

These are all so incredibly beautiful in their own unique ways.Yours and the ones you received are all exquisite down to the last detail! I am in awe of the creativity and individuality of you all! Thank you for sharing with each other and your blog visitors! Julie Ann xx

Inky Angel said...

The swap is such a great idea and challenge. I totally love your ICAD and folder, they are gorgeous with the laces and Marie Antoinette image.
Hugs,
Katie

scrappymo! said...

Each one is so beautiful in its own way!
I like the idea of the folders too!

brenda said...

What a lovely idea May and what stunning pieces of artwork, each so lovely in it's own way.

B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous swaps and makes May..all so different but equally gorgeous

Anne

Lululiz said...

Amazing, each and every one of them is just gorgeous. I don't think I could pick a favourite from the ones you made or the ones you received.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi May I love your folder so pretty with the lace against the burlap and all the Parisian accents! Susan x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! I love your vintage folder May - the marie antionette image is fab! and I love all the little charms and the gorgeous lace!
and Sue's folder is so very pretty - what beautiful colours and textures!
and love Elly's creations too… really stunning colours - I do love the blue with the silver!
You will really treasure these… they are very special !!
Hope you have a lovely week!
Big Hugs Sue xx

Fandhmum said...

All of them are lovely,
Rosie x

Carol Woodley said...

I'm the lucky Carol who received the ICAD and I can tell you it's more beautiful than the pictures can tell.

Sue Butler said...

Hello May
Thank you for letting me know that you did this post.
OMG how lucky were Sarah and Carol, your folder and ICAD that you made is just gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous I love the shabby effects, the texture and the burlap, so to me it is very pleasing to the eye, I also received an ICAD from Elly, in a similar vein and I was thrilled with mine too.. Have a great day.
Smiles:)
Sue

Beth Brovold said...

What a wonderful swap!! Your ICAD is just GORGEOUS May!!

Neet said...

I adore the ICAD you made. Lovely vintage work - all that lace and things. Well done on creating such a stunning work of art - the recipient must have been over the moon.
Hugs, Neet xx

Sandy said...

Hey May! I find that all the women who participated in this swap are all extremely talented. Your ICAD and the envelope to go carry such a lovely make - well they are both are wonderful!!! It all looks grand!
Sandy

Paper Profusion said...

What a fantastic swap! Your own work is wonderful May as are those you received. All so beautiful and full of ideas. Nicola x

Pop's Cards said...

Fabulous creations sweetie, perfect colours too hugs Pops x x x

Anita Houston said...

This ICAD thing is just so wonderful! Everyone's makes are amazing! Love your burlap and lace cover...just wow! And Marie Antoinette is so regal and fun for this too!

Karen Frost said...

Such talented ladies - I love all the beautiful designs! What a fun swap! xo

Vicky said...

All of them are gorgeous. Yours is beautiful hun I absolutely love the mixture of burlap & lace......think I would have them 2 fabrics everywhere if I could lol. Truly stunning sweetie even though I have no idea what an ICAD is lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Kelly Neis said...

How fun for you! These are all awesome in design and the textures are all different. Love the fabrics in yours, the burlap with contrasting lace is fabulous. I love the charms also, Marie is beautiful.
Hugs Kelly

butterfly said...

Oh my goodness, May - your ICADs, both sent and received, are completely wonderful! I love the feminine fabric ones you created - so delightful, with the laces against the burlap on the folder, and that wonderful MA image on the ICAD itself.

And I love the two you received too - unsurprising from two such wonderful artists! Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Alison xx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

thank you for sharing this with us...I have never heard of ICAD and the folders to hold them are gorgeous! this is very nice, we always learn something new
bibiana

Lori said...

YOur folder is gorgeous-love all the lace!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW each creation is so beautiful . Love the way you used the eiffel tower charm
Cheers
Dr Sonia
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