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Sue W
05-13-2009, 07:00 PM
ALTERED CD Swap, Due 24th July 2009

Swap Due Date Ė 24th July 2009
Signup/withdraw date Ė 10th July
Number of CDís Ė 3 for 3
Theme Ė Open
Medium Ė Open
Number of participants Ė 20 people as this is my second AFA swap.

I had so much fun with the last altered CD swap that I thought it was time for another one! So Ö this swap is all about altered CDís, this means your base should be an actual CD, DVD or something similar. This is an open theme / medium swap; let your imagination and creativity soar, create anything your heart desires. ArteDar has kindly let me post a link to her last two Altered CD swaps, they contain lots of good information for new and seasoned altered CD swappers!



The below examples I made for her last altered CD swap.

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Swap information, please read carefully:

ALL Mediums are welcome, however please follow these guidelines:
∑ Make sure your base is an old CD, DVD or something similar and that you send them in a plastic bag
∑ PLEASE NO HEAVY EMBELLISHMENTS, it makes the postage to expensive
∑ Please no political, religious or graphic nude images (tasteful nudes are OK)
∑ No digital/photography ONLY, altered CDís need unique hand added additions
∑ Please just donít embellish a pretty image/paper. Printed images should have artistic alterations of some kind. Send something you are proud of
∑ Label your altered CDís with your name, username, location, date, title, name of the swap and please number your CDís
∑ All CDís are due in my hands by 24th July 2009, late CDís will be returned to their creators.
∑ Players - when you receive your CDís remember to leave I-Trader for the Host (me) and Rep Points for the people you received CDís from!


∑ Australian players please send your altered CDís in a sturdy envelope (I will recycle the envelope back to you), a large self-addressed label and loose stamps to the value that it cost to send to me
∑ International players please send your altered CDís in a sturdy envelope (I will recycle the envelope back to you) and a large self-addressed label. I will cover your return postage. International players should allow 2 Ė 3 weeks postage time to arrive in Australia
∑ An extra ĎAltered CDí is always welcome but by no means essential
∑ Please tape your sturdy envelopes closed so that we don't lose any CDís
∑ Please PM me for my address when you are ready to send your CDís
∑ If you need to withdraw at any time, not a problem but please let me know

Post pictures of your altered beauties to the thread - that's part of the fun - seeing all the wonderful eye candy people make!

Hostess: Sue W (I will be creating 3 altered CDís and participating in the swap)

blue = arrived

1- NancyL - rec
2- ArteDar - rec
3- kaisaj - rec
4- Wulfcwen - rec
5- nomnom - rec
6- Joyflower - rec
7 - doodlebug - rec
8 - NiteOwl - rec

Not at this time:

05-14-2009, 04:24 AM
yes please Sue - would love to play

Sue W
05-14-2009, 04:26 AM
Thanks for playing jonquil and being the first to sign up ... YEAH! :jiggy:

05-14-2009, 11:40 AM
I'm ready to do another CD swap. Please sign me up.

Sue W
05-14-2009, 04:31 PM
Welcome NancyL.

05-15-2009, 01:07 AM
Please put me in swapmum....and I'm happy this swap has open....I looked for the thread and couldn't find it a few days ago...but here I am if ya want my arty stuff...I'll do my best. Fell free to link swap 1 and 2 to this one....lots of good info for the meek and hesitant victums that join...*runs for cover*....ROFL!!! :P

05-15-2009, 08:10 AM
Oh, me, please! I would love to join!

05-15-2009, 01:37 PM
What a lovely idea I am in please add my name to the list :jiggy:

05-15-2009, 04:40 PM
me please the last one was great !!

Sue W
05-15-2009, 04:50 PM
Welcome Artedar, you are very sweet to let me link the previous swaps to this one. Thank you!! :jiggy:

Sue W
05-15-2009, 04:51 PM
Welcome kaisaj, Wulcwen and Terrorgirl.

05-18-2009, 01:26 PM
Here are my Altered Cd's 3for 3 plus one for our kind host take your pick Sue one of these is yours.





05-18-2009, 10:17 PM
I know which one I'd pick! I love the oriental one! They are all really great, though! I'm just partial to oriental! ;)

Sue W
05-18-2009, 10:52 PM
Thay are adorable Wulfcwen ... great variety of styles. I'm looking forward to seeing them in person. :jiggy:

05-19-2009, 03:52 AM
Thanks I tried to do something different for each one :) I have not been doing these for long and really like making them.

Sue W
05-21-2009, 06:44 PM
The last altered CD swap by ArteDar was my first and I really loved the opportunity to use a different shape other than the usual square, rectangle etc...

05-24-2009, 10:38 PM
Here's two of mine so far. :D the first one is a bit dark, but you can still get the idea. :D

Sue W
05-24-2009, 11:43 PM
They are adorable kaisaj ... thanks for showing us!

05-25-2009, 09:11 AM
here are the other two (one for our hostess) I hope I resized these right. :skeptical:

05-25-2009, 10:55 AM
Oh Lovely CD's Kaisaj :yes:

05-25-2009, 03:33 PM
Hey gang! WOW....ALL the cd's are lookin' GOOD! I started mine....maybe after the company goes home I'll get some art time to play with 'em some more and get pics up soon. I'm enjoying this swap.
Peace and Love, Dar

Sue W
05-25-2009, 06:09 PM
I love the backgrounds on your last two CD's kaisaj, did you use alcohol inks?

05-27-2009, 09:37 AM
Yes, Sue, they are alcohol ink. I have discovered that I am "into" them again, LOL! I just got the copper and pearl mixatives and they are wonderful!

Just wanted to let you know that I mailed them yesterday. :D

Sue W
05-27-2009, 06:43 PM
I love alcohol inks as well ... Looking forward to receiving them! ;)

Sue W
05-28-2009, 08:24 AM
Wulfcwen your lovely CD's arrived in the post this afternoon ... thank you for the extra! ;)

Rain Pebble
05-28-2009, 10:47 AM
please sign me up for this sounds like fun.

Sue W
05-28-2009, 04:51 PM
Welcome Acacia.rose ... glad you want to join the fun! ;)

05-30-2009, 01:26 PM
Me too - Pls :) can't say no to this

Sue W
05-30-2009, 05:20 PM
Welcome nomnom ... I'm glad you want to join the fun!

05-31-2009, 06:31 PM
If ya get a minute check out the altered cd's I made at my blogg site.....link below in my siggy.
The po' lil' guys don't like to be shrinked down to this size format.....so the pics are not so great.
I hope they are liked.

Sue W
05-31-2009, 11:30 PM
Fantastic CD's Artedar ... I love them all! :jiggy:

06-01-2009, 07:10 AM
Wow, Artedar! You outdid yourself! I esp. love the one with the floss holders! That is so way cool! You'll have to tell us how you did that!

06-01-2009, 09:28 AM
I've been wanting to do some more of these...please sign me up too. :)

06-01-2009, 01:18 PM
TY for the great comps.....to poke holes in my cd's I used a heated engraver with a pointed tip....melted right thru!

Sue W
06-01-2009, 06:21 PM
Welcome to the fun Joyflower! :D

06-02-2009, 06:51 PM
Just finished mine. Will post in my gallery later when dry. sue, could you send me your mailing address? thanks.

Sue W
06-02-2009, 07:02 PM
Kaisaj your cute CD's arrived yesterday afternoon ... thank you for the extra!

NancyL I have just sent you a PM with my address. :jiggy:

06-02-2009, 09:05 PM
thanks for your address. they will go out in the mail tomorrow. and they are posted in my gallery.
With each CD swap, I play a little differently. this time I used a lot of sandpaper and the CDs became clear. then it was fun to put things on the plastic as well as behind the CD.

Sue W
06-02-2009, 10:49 PM
Cool effect of being to see what you put on the back of the CD! :idea:

06-06-2009, 07:59 PM
I would love to alter some cds again! Haven't done this lately!!

Sue W
06-07-2009, 03:29 AM
Welcome doodlebug!

06-08-2009, 07:39 PM
I've never altered a CD and just found a bunch of old ones in my stuff that I had planned on altering. So please sign me up too! :rolleyes:

Sue W
06-08-2009, 08:34 PM
Welcome NiteOwl.

06-09-2009, 01:20 AM
Thanks! I see some people put hangers on theirs and others I've seen don't. Do you care which way we do it for this swap?

Sue W
06-09-2009, 11:56 PM
I've noticed this as well ... I don't have a particular preference, so do what takes your fancy. I thought I might put pretty bow hanges on mine this time.

Sue W
06-09-2009, 11:58 PM
ArteDar and NancyL your wonderful CD's arrived yesterday afternoon ... thank you both for the extras! :jiggy:

06-10-2009, 03:47 PM
Great...I'm glad they got there and you deserve the extra for all your time, effort and $ for making this swap happen!
Peace Out and Art On!

Rain Pebble
06-18-2009, 09:44 PM
due to personal reasons i feel i need to take myself out of some swaps. ive recently been dealing with small case of depression and need to get myself back on my feet again. so to avoid not being able to fulfill the swap requirements i feel its best to be taken out. thanks and i hope this wont be a problem

Sue W
06-18-2009, 10:23 PM
Thanks for letting me know Acacia.rose ... sending rainbows your way!

Sue W
06-21-2009, 04:11 PM
Isn't time flying by quickly, a gentle reminder for international participants that the swap due date is about 1 month away. I'm hoping to get started on mine next weekend. I'm looking forward to trying some new techniques. :idea:

06-29-2009, 03:59 PM
Mine went in the mail today (June 29th).

Sue W
06-29-2009, 04:03 PM
Thanks for letting me know NiteOwl ... I'm looking forward to seeing your creations! ;)

06-29-2009, 05:01 PM
sorry going to have to pull out work going crazy at the moment !!

Sue W
06-29-2009, 10:42 PM
Thanks for letting me know Terrorgirl.

Sue W
07-05-2009, 01:46 AM
I've finished my first CD ... I love playing with these!


Sue W
07-07-2009, 03:39 PM
NiteOwl your lovely CD's arrived yesterday afternoon ... thank you for the extra CD! ;)

Sue W
07-08-2009, 04:22 PM
nomnom your pretty handrawn CD's arrived yesterday afternoon ... thank you for the extra CD! :jiggy:

07-09-2009, 01:29 PM
:jiggy:OOOooooo it's getting close now....I'm excited to see what comes in my mailbox!!!!

Sue W
07-09-2009, 04:02 PM
I'm getting excited as well ... only three more people to send their CD's ... :jiggy:

07-14-2009, 08:24 PM
Mine went out today with a prayer for speedy delivery! An extra of choice for the hostess. Hope you like them. :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_w.winged_heart_CD.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_w.big-eyed_girl_CD.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_w.Parisian_Butterfly_CD.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_w.flower_poetry_CD.jpg

Sue W
07-15-2009, 06:41 AM
They are adorable joyflower :) :jiggy:

Sue W
07-16-2009, 04:11 PM
Your CD's arrived yesterday afternoon doodlebug ... they are lovely. Thanks for the extra CD! :) :jiggy:

Sue W
07-23-2009, 09:42 PM
joyflower your beautiful CD's arrived yesterday afternoon ... thank you for the extra. I have received everyone's CD's so I'll swap them out this weekend! :) :)

07-23-2009, 10:03 PM
So glad to know they made it in time. :) Returns from this swap will be fun!

Sue W
07-24-2009, 07:55 PM
I've swapped them out ... double checked them. They should be in the post on Monday unless something earth shattering happens at work, which at the moment seems to be happening on a daily basis. Fingers crossed!

07-24-2009, 08:11 PM
**crossing fingers and praying the earth remains intact**

Thanks for your work on this fun swap, Sue!!

Sue W
07-26-2009, 11:40 PM
Packages posted at lunch today ... thank you everyone for making this swap successful and fun ;) I think I have given everyone i-trader, if I've missed anyone let me know.

07-28-2009, 04:18 PM
Oh wow - great - can't wait to see the returns - thanks for your good work :jiggy:

07-30-2009, 03:52 PM
Me too, nomnom! :D

08-03-2009, 05:02 PM
I received my cd's today! Thank you, Sue, for hosting!

Thank you also to:


For my beautiful cd's!!

08-03-2009, 06:40 PM
My CD's also arrived - Thank you to our hostess for the Eiffel Tower CD, doodlebug for the "Journey" CD and kaisaj for the crazy kitty CD.

08-03-2009, 08:22 PM
Recd my CDs today. thanks, Sue W for hosting.
Mine came from doodlebug, Nite Owl and Wulfcwen. Interestingly, one CD had a woman dreaming of a beach....and it came to Hawaii where there so many beaches! Dreams can come true.

Sue W
08-03-2009, 10:05 PM
Glad they are starting to arrive and you like them so much ... I had a lot of fun with this swap. :) :) mmmmm .... what swap to do next???

08-05-2009, 01:58 PM
Hi thereya'll....I have some BEAUTIFUL CD's to add to my collection....BUT Sue, you sent me 3....I was only suppose to get 2....one was for you as a hostess gift!!! I will surly mail one back if you miss understood ...I don't want you, our dear host to be cheated!
TY to Sue for hosting!
TY's also to: Joyflower....gorgious blue and gold winged heart....beads and all!
nomnom....fabulos zetangel with puzzle pieces id fun colors!
doodlebug....wonderful young man and gold button with crackle paint!
I truly love all of them.

08-05-2009, 02:04 PM
Everyone got reps but JoyFl.....I won't forget ya babe....need to spread the love some more....and I do LOVE YOU! OXOXOX

08-05-2009, 03:23 PM
Lol, no worrie DearDar!! :wubclub: You know I LOVE YOU TOO! - We're gonna have to do some private trades, cause I would love to have one of your CD creations!! xoxoxox

Sue W
08-07-2009, 05:55 PM
Most packages have arrived ... only three people to hear from that their altered beauties have arrived safe and sound. I'm interested in how people are going to display them? I thought I would attach magnets to the back of them and make a beautiful decoration for the set of map drawers I store all my rubber stamps in. What are other people thinking of doing? :idea:

08-07-2009, 10:29 PM
*comes running in the door* :jiggy:WooHoo!! I got mine today! I got one from:
Kaisa J,
Nomnom and
Nancy L.

Thanks Sue W.! This was a fun swap!
I love the idea of the little display stand that Kaisa J sent with hers. I think I'll make more and set mine up on the self on my computer desk for a while.

08-08-2009, 09:59 AM
I have my collection on my work table right near me....I take them out and enjoy them often....the box is full now and I'll have to get another one for future bits of heaven!

Sue W
08-08-2009, 05:14 PM
WOW ... that is some collection of altered CD's.

08-10-2009, 02:07 PM
OOOh, how delicious is that box of CDs? Great collection!!

08-10-2009, 02:15 PM
OOOh, how delicious is that box of CDs? Great collection!!
Yes it is!!! SueW asked us how we display our cd's....I have mine in a Vinny cigar box...(needs to be deco/altered some day!!) and it's on my work table next to me....I drool and play with them often...ROFL!!!