A few weeks’ ago I was very excited to get the chance to take part in the http://Www.veryberryhandmade.co.uk ATC swap entitled Winter Sparkle! I’ve done a few of these now and it’s always great fun preparing my own handmade card for my partner then waiting for one to drop through the letterbox for me! This is the one I made for my partner The tree is made from heated and fused Angelica fibres and the little presents at the bottom are scraps of liberty fabric from my stash.
I posted my card out at the beginning of December as per the rules of the swap but didn’t receive anything back over the next couple of weeks.
On Christmas Eve morning I was having a much needed cup of tea before the family get together when the postie brought this! Ooh the excitement!!
Inside was a beautifully wrapped package made so I had to remove the fastening round the two buttons to open it. This forced delay in seeing my card just added to my anticipation and I was filled with excited glee as I slowly unwound the twine.
And inside? A pretty, ethereal winter scene which really did Sparkle!
See the sparkly trees?
I really love this card. You don’t know who is sending you one until it arrives as it’s not a straight swap. My card was from Larissa at Stitching Notes, I have thanked her for it and it has added to my seasonal decorations at home! It came a long way overseas but receiving it on the last postal delivery before the Christmas break was almost as magical as the card!
If you fancy taking part in an ATC swap you can find details by checking the VeryberryHandmade blog by another Ali, Ali Burdon. She arranges 3 or 4 swaps each year. You have to be quick to sign up though as the participants have to be limited to a reasonable number Ali can cope with when working it all out!
Maybe you’ll be my next swap partner? 😀