artful bag challenge atc swap

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who played along for the second Artful Bag Challenge ATC swap. I can't believe we just finished another round of our challenge themes. Just one more round to go.

This month I swapped cards with 2 lovely ladies and what an amazing swap it was.

These are the 2 cards I sent out.

I made a Bag Fairy for Karla and a Carpet Bag for Diane.

For each card I also made a bag to hold the card.

The ATC sits inside and the bag closes with mini magnets.

These are both made from scrapbook paper and I made up my own template.

I received both of my partners' cards today.

This package came from Diane of  Dianie Mac Designs.

I already fell in love with the Halloween colors and Diane even treated me to the season's first bag of candy corn!

If you're not familiar with Diane's work you are in for a treat. She creates wonderfully whimsical clay art with a holiday theme, especially Halloween and Christmas.

Diane created this witch bag ATC just for me! What a treat! It's truly magical and amazing. I feel so honored to receive a piece of her art. I just love it.

Thank you so much Diane!

My other swap partner is Karla from Sketchbooks ATCs Mail ArtKarla and I were ATC swap partners last December. When I was a person short for my Artful Bag ATC swap and I didn't have a partner, both she and Diane offered to swap with me.

Karla's beautiful ATC came with all these wonderful goodies, including postcards and mini pieces of handmade art.

What's amazing about Karla's ATC  is that it's actually a bag! And it opens up to reveal more treasures tucked inside. Each section is decorated with a unique design and held a little surprise!

Everything about it is feminine and sweet and makes me think of a lovely afternoon tea. Karla in fact tucked in a little bag of  Perfect Peach tea inside which I know has very special meaning for her.

Thank you so much for creating this just for me Karla.

I feel so lucky to receive 2 very special bags from 2 lovely ladies, both amazing artists. Thank you Diane and Karla for a wonderful swap.

Please feel free to link up your ATC bag post here so everyone can see your lovely creations. You're also welcome to add your photos to the Artful Bag Challenge Flickr page anytime.

I hope everyone enjoyed their swap. Thank you again for playing.
We'll be back next month for another Playing With Paper theme.


Linda said...

Oh Anna, I think that this is the best swap yet.
All the artwork involved, the goodies that were sent and the bright colors. I want to mention all the talent that is involved too.
Halloween is just around the corner.

BLiSsAngELs said...

Anna you have some wonderful ATC and it looks as if we had the same thoughts... faerie with purses... thanks for hosting this challenge.. now let me get my thinking cap on for the next challenge. hugs wendy

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful goodies. This must have been big fun.
I love your layout !! Very beautiful.
Have a magical day.

Dianie said...

Anna, Thanks so much for the super sweet words :)

This was a wonderful & fun swap. I have enjoyed looking at all the fantastic ATC's so much talent.. I love it..

I am looking forward to your next swap :)

Thanks again for my treasure;)

Anonymous said...

Oh Anna, these are all so creative and beautiful. I so admire the wonderful ideas you ladies come up with. Hugs to you.

Selma said...

Selma Says Thank you Anna for hosting atc swap. Your ATCs are very great work.

Elly said...

I'm not able to set my link today (:o( I tryed 6 times.I'll come back tomorrow to try again and looking forward to watch all the creations. Anyway, i had a lot fun with this trade and have to send a big thank you to Anna for hosting this great atc swap.
Hugs Elly

Elly said...

Happy friday. Link is done and everything is fine.
Anna, your creations are just awesome. You've always so unique ideas. Thanks for giving so much inspiration (still working on my trunk) and looking forward to the next challenge in paper.
Happy weekend.

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Oh wow, Anna! I saw the beautiful creations you made for Diane over at her blog. And I am so thrilled to see what she created for you! It's gorgeous!!! Seems like it was a fun swap!

CuddlyBunny said...

WOW! Unbelievable creations everyone!

Thanks Anna for hosting such a fun challenge series ... on to the final four! :)