This is the banner I submitted for the swap ...
I used lots of texture with burlap, lace and vintage lace ... I had a blast doing this swap!
And this is the completed banner that i received! I was thrilled to get this, it looked so lovely draped over the doors of my china cabinet.
Vintage Dragonfly. Love the soft soft colour palette.
Nook and Cranny. The fibre around the edge was actually crocheted onto the cardstock.
I was totally gobsmacked this year when i received a hand made ornament in the mail ... this ornament was created by the uber talented Lynn Stevens of Trash to Treasure Art ... Lynn is an amazing artist and if you have never visited her blog, you should ... you will be inspired!
and finally, Do you all know about the Ikea Monkey? If you don't just google it ... basically it was a little monkey wearing a shearling coat, trying to get into Ikea. My niece Alyssa used a still photo from the internet, and photoshopped it and created a background for it ... all done in Ikea colours of course! She then printed it off and used it to wrap a friends Christmas gift in. Well, that friend put it on facebook and from there it migrated into that whole great big World Wide Web thing! LOL!
I was thrilled to see it on MSN just before Christmas.
Thank you so much for sticking through this rather lengthy post ... may the new year bring you peace, health and happiness! hugs to you all