Monday, June 9, 2014

Faerie Garden Swap Reveal and a Inviation to join the New- Winter Faerie Garden Swap!

Yea! Here at last is the reveal of our first Faerie Garden Swap!


While walking around our neighborhood I discovered that the base of this tree was the perfect prop for my Faerie Garden miniatures!

So is this pot on my patio table. I  loved how all the swap pieces fit perfectly!

 Adorable!

Everyone participating, sent with their Faerie Garden Miniature, a matching Artist Trading Card.
Enjoy!
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Created by:  Michelle Frae Cummings
 I  used a baby shower party favor for the child's rocking horse decoration and glued marbles onto a golf tee for a small gazing ball.
You can see the tutorial for my Faerie ATC's here.


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Created by: Joanne Samuel

Joanne Samuel never disappoints us with her amazing wire work!
She created these magical Faerie chairs from champagne caps, wire and beads. 

Each one has its own special "magic".


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Created by: Carol Hoffmann

Carol surprised us with more than one Faerie treat.
A hand crafted bird cage and hanging hook.
Plus these cute flower pots and garden chalkboard sign!
She also created a envelope for her ATC. Above is the back and below is a copy image of the actual ATC inside.
Lovely!
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Created by: Kathleen M. Ellis


Here Kathleen made a beaded faerie dust lantern and a shabby chic gate.


Anytime out in the Faerie Garden is by far- "Special Days"!

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Created by: Kathy Taylor

Newcomer to my swaps is Kathy Taylor.
She created these little people 'rocks'.  :)

I love all their different costumes.
Her swap pieces came together in a box with Shelia's, and the both of them contributed these garden path pebbles.


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Created by: Shelia Goldsberry

Shelia created this pretty gazing ball ornament and glittery ATC.
I love how the sun light catches on the purple wire and pretty marble!

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Created by:P.J. Waldrop
 P.J. made a Faerie door for everyone!
Love the distressed wood color down to the quaint door handle!
Really completed the collection!
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Created by: Nicole Allen
Lastly and definitely not least....is this hand crafted glow-in-the-dark faerie lantern by Nicole!
It really does glow! Plus she machine embroidered all the ATC's!
Amazing!


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So there is our first swap!

The next one will be a "Winter Holiday" Faerie Garden Swap. Taking sign ups now. 

The premise: To make or buy 15 "Winter Holiday" Faerie Garden items to swap.
Idea's and updates about this swap will be post here on this blog and on our  Charms and Faerie Gardens FB group.

Everyone participating will receive a Christmas tree for their mini (indoor or outdoor) garden from me.
Here are some ideas of Winter Holiday Faerie Gardens.


All swap items MUST be postmarked no later than November 16th, 2014. 
4 months should give you enough time to make or order your swap pieces!
I have a 3-strikes and you are out rule. 
 If you are late with your package too many times, you will not be included in future swaps.
I also require a email address to keep swap participants updated by a group mail. If you sign up but never check in as requested, you'll removed from the swap.
Must include money for return shipping, check, cash, or by pay pal. .....$13 for the U.S. Priority Mail, or I will bill you via pay pal before shipping.
Please no pre-paid postage.
(International will have to be discussed).
I will be using priority mailing for all packages and will send Tracking #'s.


 What to include with your Miniatures
  •  Please individually wrap or place your miniatures in small zip lock bags  or ATC bags along with your name and contact info. 
  • Please design a ATC  to go along with the theme of the swap.
 ATC's are  2.5"x3.5" or 64x89mm. 
ATC's usually are made of a sturdy chipboard backing to ensure safe mailing. I like to recycle cereal and cracker boxes for ATC bases. In the past I used to score and cut each card on my paper trimmer. I went through quite a bit of blades this way! But then I discovered this die by sizzix. It's a life saver if you plan to make a lot of cards. I have also made my ATC's with painted vinyl, soda cans, fabric, .....
Craft stores carry a line of Trading card sleeves, envelopes and baggies meant to keep them safe till swapped.
Thanks for coming by, Hope you can join!


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