ATCs for All: What’s behind door #1. . .

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What’s behind door #1. . .

I am still happily creating ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). These “miniature works of art,” as they are known are just 2.5″ x 3.5″ in size. We typically swap three at a time. Sometimes, we have to make three completely different ATCs or, as in the case of this “Doors” swap, I made them all the same.

This swap was a little different because we had to create an ATC with a door on it. It could be a door to a house, a garage door, a cage door, a dutch door, saloon doors, whatever!

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I decided to go with just a regular door, with a welcome sign on it. This was my oh so subtle way of saying, “Welcome Spring.”


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The door opens to reveal a gift of spring flowers and a friendly, “Hello.” We weren’t required to draw this one, so I used one of my favourite flower stamps and spent loads of time hand-colouring each image with my Copic markers. A few touches of glitter glue and sparkle gel pens and, voila, spring has sprung!

Check out ATCs for All. You just might find something that will spark your creativity.

Blog Hop: Wings and Blooms

 Good morning, blog-hoppers!

Welcome to Globug Ideas and the

Crafting by Designs “Wings and Blooms” Blog Hop.

 You should have arrived here from

Susan Janicki StampersBest (

In keeping with our spring theme of “Wings and Blooms,” I have created this card which I call, “Where Love Grows.”

It’s an easel card–my new favourite card format. Easel cards are so easy and fun to make. I will be posting instructions in the not too far future.

For this card, I designed and created the oval part in Corel Draw. Then, I added the LOVE digi as a .png file, centered right in the middle. That adorable LOVE image was created by digi artist, Jehanne of Just Some Lines.

I added a little picket fence, made of real wood, to give it a 3-D effect. I love that little fence. Wish I could remember where I bought it!  Anyway, the card folds flat to become a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ square. As you can see, I have left room above the fence for a message–I’m just not sure who’s going to get this card, yet, so I will add it later. If you don’t have an envelope that fits, just make one up in co-ordinating paper–I use my Enveloper for this.

And, now, back to the hop! Be sure to leave a comment at each blog, so we will know you were here…and for your chance to win a prize!

Your next (and last) stop is Yvonne Spinks at One Creative Momma ( …but, be sure to leave your comment before you move on!

In case you got lost along the way, here is the list of blogs that are taking part in the hop:

The hop begins with Doris…

Doris  at Moms Been Scrappin ( which links to

Tammy Smith at Cuttin’ and Stampin’ ( which links to

Cindy Leek at Papers Pads and Pictures ( links to

Julia Vazquez at Papers and Scraps Creations ( which links to

Sharon Duff at Sharons Scrappin ( which links to

Chrissie Tobas at Harvestmoon Papiere ( which  links to

Rene van Wyk at Life in the Craft Lane ( which links to

Aletha Jane Williams at  AJ’s Designs ( which links to

Tammy Martinez at  Whimsically Me ( which links to

Suzanne Russell at Beauty and Blessings ( which links to

Beth Pollack at Mossberry Cottage ( which links to

Berni Cuttino at Chasing the Dream ( which links to

Deb Fortin at Paper Arts and Other Crafty Things ( which  links to

Gwen T at Wind Chimes and Lilacs ( which links to

Theresa Gerber at  Crafts Friends and Angels (       which links to

Susan Janicki  at StampersBest ( which links to

Gloria Sauve at  Globug Ideas ( —YOU ARE HERE — 

…and you are finished!!! 

Congratulations for completing the Wings and Blooms blog hop!

Be sure to hop on back to Crafting by Designs to enter your Wings and Blooms creation, for a chance to win a prize. Be sure to leave your e-mail address so you can be  contacted when you win!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will drop in, again, to see what’s new at Globug Ideas! Happy hopping!

Gloria (a.k.a. Globug!)