Wednesday, October 22, 2008

AUTUMN SWAP WITH STEFANIE AND BIRGIT!

It is a most wonderful feeling when I am homesick to have a swap with my dearest German friends Stefanie and Birgit! They are such talented artists as you will see from their ATC's. When a package arrives, I know it will always have some nice tea and little munchie goodies in it. Our theme for this swap was to stamp three ATC's, one with flower petals, one with leaves and one with words. You can see the bounty in the basket!These beautiful ATC's came from Birgit's work bench. She works autumn magic and some Halloween fun!
The tea Birgit sends will warm the chilly evenings...see the pretty matchbox she made! I love to light candles in the evening...


Birgit made a small sketchbook to hold her ATC's. Each brown page is stamped with a beautiful image...I have plans for this creative book so stay tuned.

The plastic leaves are a perfect touch...

Sun flowers are most welcome this time of the year by the birds...



Words and blossoms...a delicate vintage style...

Pretty papers and fun ATC's
All Birgit's treasures can be seen below...I love the pretty papers and vellum, the stickers and fun Halloween kaleidoscope stamp! The lovely vintage style card Birgit made is at the top left side with the little sketchbook next to it tied with lace & ribbon. I feel so lucky to have such talented friends. They always bring a welcome breath of old world into the cozy cottage...my heart remembers those days spent with Oma und Opa so fondly.

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Stefanie's ATC's are done in her exclusive Old Germany vintage style that I love so much...the ocher color is one of my favorite shades! Thank you Stefanie, they are perfect!Pretty napkins and goodies of all kind...
Isn't Mr. Mushroom just too cute on the matching card stock!!

Stefanie went on holiday to Italy this summer and brought me back this Venetian carnival mask. She thoughtfully included a mask rubber stamp too! Doesn't the faerie kitty look mysterious with it on?
Her Halloween ATC was a big hit with my grandson Cole as the numbers on it are of his favorite German soccer players Ballack and Schweinstieger!!! Her son Steffen sent Cole the poster as they both love Fussball!
Even Miss Peach was not forgotten. Kitty goodies and a pretty napkin. Oh and leaves of all sorts, felt, buttons & real bark!
I wonder what winter will bring...another swap perhaps...lebkuchen maybe? Can I wait? Not very long:)

2 comments:

Birgit said...

Hast Du unheimlich schön gemacht, diesen Post liebe Karla. Ja, dieser Swap hat einen Riesenspaß gemacht und ich freue mich tierisch auf den Weihnachts-Swap mit Euch. Kann es auch gar nicht erwarten, endlich anzufangen.

Schöööönes Wochenende und ganz liebe Grüße, Birgit

Stefanie said...

Oh wie schön !!!
Ja, auch ich hatte viel Spaß und freue mich schon auf den Christmas Swap.
Your ATCs are sooo beautiful. You are both very talented.
Ich habe alle eure schönen Dinge um mich herum verteilt und freue mich täglich daran.
Vielen Dank!
Hugs and blessings
Stefanie