Corr... is this lady excited or what??!! I have been looking forward to launching this for so long, and now it's here... I have hinted at something for a while, then tentatively floated the idea on WOYWW and loads of peeps said they are interested... wooo!!! So what is "IT" you are now asking... well... get a cuppa and sit a while so I can run through it...
VERY soon, it will be my 300th post on this blog, and so my lovely followers, I want to celebrate with a swap... now I adore the TH birdage die, and would like to have that as the theme... some gals have asked if they are ok to join as they are international... and I shout HELL YES!!! Some have also asked if they could use some other birdcage, and I don't see why not, but I don't know of one, do you??? (Actually I have found a couple of mariane dies which would fit the bill, since writing that!!)
I have popped a couple of my cagey makes here to pretty-up this post... some are bigger and more grand than others, and that makes me think of an important rule... size - well it DOES matter in this case!!! so we all have a similar starting point...
1/2" square, and I think that would be excessive for postage!!! don't you?? In both cases, the cages were cut from thick card and triple embossed...
So to the rules of the swap - please only commit if you intend to follow through. I had a horrid experience with the WOYWW birthday swap at first, where my partner did not make anything tangible, but fortunately some lovely people took pity and I got nice gifts after all. Another decision to make here, about who will you all swap with?? Well, I think I will put you in two hats and get the fragrant Freddie to pull out partners a la footie thingie, ok?? Here's hoping we are an even number... and I think we should deffo keep them secret until the day, what do you think??
What to do
1) make your birdcage piece by 7th September 2011
2) size to be #8 tag or postcard 6"x4"... but, if you fancy being 3D, that's up to you!! it's your postage!!
3) take note of your swap partner then get their address on 7th September
4) send to your partner as SOON as possible after the closing date - 7th September
5) sit back and wait for your loveliness to arrive, and try not to get too excited!!!
However, I am SO excited already cos I know of some VERY lovely crafters out there who have already said they want to join in... you can spy them on my blog here... YES, her, and her and him and her...... wooo, fabulous eh??!! So come on and say you too will join in - btw, if you have already said yes, no need to do so again, as I have started a list and you will be on it... We can then post our swaps on my blog through an inlinkz thingie, so all can see all...
Coming to an end now, with a plea to join in and also to say whether I have forgotten anything, or could make anything different, like choosing the partners , size etc... I want you ALL to be comfortable and really happy with this swap, so shout up if I am talking through my hat again!!! tee hee wouldn't be the first time eh?? I think this will be awesome and am really looking forward to making something for my lovely partner, whoever he or she may be!!! Thanks for getting through this marathon post -
Love and light