The first one is from Anne in the UK - the technique she has used is organza bonded onto a felt background, cutback and then stitched. The amazing card she sent with it is, in her words "a bit of encaustic arwork'!!! At bit - it is amazing work, the first of this type I have seen. Thank you so much Anne.
This photo of the card sent from Julie in California doesn't do her work the justice it should - it is a beautifully pieced 8-point star which is small enough to fit on the size of an ATC!
Finally for this post the lovely birthday cake complete with candles, which looksis good enough to eat, came from Montse, another lady from Spain.
That's all folks for today, there are more to photograph and put up very soon. I just love being part of this international swap. The cards are so diverse with both style and technique and there is no huge demand of one's time to have the cards for each month ready and sent in time for the birthday girl as long as you get the cards in the mail in the month of the birthday and let the list know when you have posted them. If some arrive before your birthday you have to try and not open till the day (a very hard thing to do -:) )but your birthday can last a whole month! It's great going to the letterbox and finding a little envelope instead of those horrible window-faced ones which mean a bill, ugh, hate those things.
Have a good week, be happy, create something, take care.....Joy