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goatgoddess
02-19-2008, 10:18 PM
Crows and Ravens ATC swap
Swap Due Date - Feb 18, 2008
Signup/withdraw date - Feb 1, 2008
Number of Cards - 3/3 OR 6/6
Number of participants - unlimited

I will be swapping cards out the weekend of Feb 23 and 24 and mailing returns Feb 25


It's all about Crows and Ravens

I've always wanted to host one for Crows and there hasn't been one in a while - so here we go - Any medium works - but please no photocopies of original pieces of art - let’s make all of these original. Mixed media - Rubberstamps, collage, handdrawn or fabric - You can make them funky or serious - feel free to think out side the box.


Please use card protectors when mailing to protect your cards and make sure your screen name is marked on the back so people know you created this perfect little pcs of art Please also include your screen name on the back of your return envelopes. PM me when you are ready to send your cards and I will PM you my address.



* This will be a 3 cards for 3 in return or a 6 for 6 your choice.

* last sign up date: Feb 1, 2008

* Cards need to be to me by Feb 18, 2008

* Please include your name and screenname on the backs of your cards

* Those in the USA - Please include a self addressed stamped envelope for your returns

* International - include a self addressed envelope - I will take care of return postage.

* Please Contact me if you can not make the mail by deadline.

rec after the move
rec before the move


1. goatgoddess
2. Tigermom - another time
3. amyfaerie - Rec 3rd
4. Marlien - Rec
5. MBoyd - Rec
6. Artspirit
7. kysunflower - Rec
8. shelly - Rec
9. jonquil - Rec
10. LavenderLizard - Rec
11. terrivar - another time
12. jean - another time
13. purplecat - Rec
14. Natasha - Rec
15. wigbag - Rec
16. eggstudio - Rec 1st
17. Dragoness - Rec
18. Lisa LeRay
19. Ztern - Rec
20. maxie23 - Rec
21. Wulfcwen - Rec
22. Deedles - Rec
23. KaHeD - Rec
24. stormarela - Rec
25. PaperScraps - Rec
26. Chronata - Rec
27. Marla412 - Rec
28. crisbear - Rec
29. ScramperSue - Rec
30. Wudwooda - Rec
31. Betsey - Rec
32. Spriggan
33. DADAology - Rec
34. Ripley42369 - Rec
35. Scarecrow
36. sometomato - Rec
37. mrubyjean - Rec
38. insanebrainpain
39. dustyspiral - Rec
40. Irma - Rec
41. gatos53 - Rec
42. lemay - Rec 1st
43. Coffeelatte - Rec
44. Chatty - Rec
45. Chimera.Muse
46. kimberly fish - Rec
47. Paperfairys - Rec
48. turtle - Rec
49. Carolyn Minto - Rec
50. insanebrainpain - Rec
51. JenniferM
52. terryart - Rec
53. bookmaiden
54. Passionate
55. kitten
56. flowergurl4eva - Rec
57. Cindyt - Rec
58. breegeek - Rec
59. Elena - Rec
60. animalchatter - Rec
61. woodfork - Rec
62. PallasCat
63. Ria - Rec
64. Glaxona - Rec
65. VBR - another time
66. Gretchen - Rec
67. lori.rn... - Rec

KaHeD
02-21-2008, 08:31 AM
Welcome back online! Great to see you again!

lori.rn
02-21-2008, 10:01 AM
Did my cards arrive? I don't see a "rec" by my name :unsure:

goatgoddess
02-21-2008, 11:24 AM
lori - yes they are here - I was waiting till the dust cleared to update this one. Will be do itraders now - blue is after the move - orchid is before the move. :)

goatgoddess
02-21-2008, 12:03 PM
Ztern and breegeek - still need to give you itraders - you weren't on the site yet.

animalchatter
02-21-2008, 12:57 PM
Hi everyone...can't wait to see what beautiful cards come my way!

stormarela
02-21-2008, 04:54 PM
yay! everything is coming back together!

amyfaerie
02-22-2008, 06:16 AM
yay! ravens and crows are comin' home to mama! LOL!

chatty
02-22-2008, 09:00 PM
I'm here good to be back Yayyyyyyyy ravens and crows are coming.

coffeelatte
02-22-2008, 11:09 PM
Can't wait to see 'em!

egod
02-23-2008, 02:10 PM
Because of all the "goings on," this all seems far in the past to me. How exciting that we will get new cards next week. My mailbox has been achingly empty! Thanks for sorting them out so promptly Goatgoddess. How is your husband doing?

goatgoddess
02-24-2008, 01:04 AM
hubby went back to work this past week so he is getting there - lucky his job is mostly computer and paperwork.

got my kids to come over today and help me move this huge bush - let me say it looks much easier when they do this on TV but with my mostly my sons help (the twins and my neice were some help but after my son threw a worm on one of them that was kinda of it for them <g> - my kids are in late 20's) But we got it moved and my future flower beds are going to look so nice!

Trade out is tomorrow!

goatgoddess
02-24-2008, 10:58 PM
here are my three

1892


Cards are traded out and I'm heading to the postoffice tomorrow :)

thanks everyone for sending in such wonderful cards.

Deedles
02-25-2008, 02:18 AM
goatgoddess, your crow cards are absolutely beautiful!

goatgoddess
02-25-2008, 12:45 PM
Thank you - the one in the middle is a rubber stamp image off of the envie that Gatos sent in - might need to find that stamp - it's very nice.

KaHeD
02-25-2008, 08:27 PM
goatgoddess - your cards are really elegant!

egod
02-26-2008, 06:49 PM
Goatgoddess, your cards are very pretty. Love the layered colors in the background.
How did you do them?

artworm
02-26-2008, 06:54 PM
Whew! This swap sounded familiar. Yikes! Had to come on and see if I joined and forgot about it. Hmmm. Guess I just thought about joining and didn't. Whew! Big whew since the deadline has already come and gone.

Deborah
(artworm)

KaHeD
02-27-2008, 04:54 PM
I received my wonderful cards today, from: terryart, ztern, Ria, Elena, Marlien, and Chatty. I did itrader for goatgoddess, and rep point for Chatty. However, the others are not on this thread, so I can't do rep points. Instead, I PM'd everyone except ztern who does not appear to be on this site at all. I used the email address on the back of her card to send a thank you and gave her the web address of our new site, in case she has lost us!

Thank you, goatgoddess, for keeping track of everything!

goatgoddess
02-27-2008, 05:25 PM
thank you - I started out with watercolor paper and cover it with red tinted water based varnish - then layered strips of paper over that - added more red varnish - added bits of gold (clean) candy wrapper) more varnish - then put the crow images and more varnish - let dry a little - came back with purple tinted varnish - then added dot's of blue, green and purple inks - dapped it about and used a wet baby wipe to pick up a bit and leave a bit till I was happy with it. then leave them to dry and try to quite messing with them :skeptical: then I rubberstamped some curls on the card after they had finally dried

I find that I can't leave my fingers out of the ink and end up with pretty messy hands at the end of it all ;)


Goatgoddess, your cards are very pretty. Love the layered colors in the background.
How did you do them?

goatgoddess
02-27-2008, 05:30 PM
Wonderful - so glad cards are making it to their new homes!

egod
02-27-2008, 05:33 PM
And that brought up another question. What is tinted water based varnish? Do you tint it yourself? Is it about the same as tinted acrylic medium would be? I see someone in Maine received their cards already! You'd think one state over would be quicker. I hope mine come tomorrow.

goatgoddess
02-27-2008, 06:02 PM
Yes I do tint it - I use papercups and try not to make up too much at a time - I just buy the water based varnish at hobby lobby and use those reinkers for color (found in the rubberstamp area) (use the 40% coupon so the $$ don't hurt but they do last a long time) Alcohol inks work too - Paint tends to not give me the color I want and gets thick.

Varnish is thinner but yes it's kinda of the same - I also like the bubbles that you sometimes get in the varnish.

you would think that they would be there -hopefully tomorrow!

lemay
02-28-2008, 01:50 PM
Received wonderful cards today! Thanks to:Deedles, eggstudio, wigbag, and to goatgoddess for hosting!

Deedles
02-28-2008, 02:26 PM
Received awesome cards from Marla412, lemay, and Ripley42369. Thank you all for such great cards and thank you to our host, goatgoddess.

DADAology
02-28-2008, 04:49 PM
Good afternoon all.
I received great cards from: Ztern, Chronata, lori, maxie23, woodfork and Elena....thank you all.....off to find you and leave your pts...
Thanks GoatGoddess for keeping all of this together....great job!
Annette

goatgoddess
02-28-2008, 04:55 PM
so glad the cards are getting to their new homes :)

egod
02-28-2008, 05:58 PM
Thanks for the information on the varnish. The crows reached me today. This is the best swap ever. I love everyone I got: Amyfaery, Wigbag, Natasha, KaHeD, Marlien, and Irma. I notice that I've never swapped with any of these artists before. I hope I can swap with you again. Lovely work--much too nice to put away in my notebook. I have to do a display! I'm off to give rep points--wish I could give i-trader to everyone. Excellent swap, Goatgoddess. Thank you for getting them out so fast.

egod
02-28-2008, 08:48 PM
I received my wonderful cards today, from: terryart, ztern, Ria, Elena, Marlien, and Chatty. I did itrader for goatgoddess, and rep point for Chatty. However, the others are not on this thread, so I can't do rep points. Instead, I PM'd everyone except ztern who does not appear to be on this site at all. I used the email address on the back of her card to send a thank you and gave her the web address of our new site, in case she has lost us!

Thank you, goatgoddess, for keeping track of everything!

For people not on this thread, you can go to the membership list, find them, go to their
profile, and go to any thread that they have been on from there. I couldn't find ztern either.

gatos53
02-29-2008, 12:35 AM
I got my crows from cheryl,kysunflower, and scrampersue. Thanks! Thanks GG for quick returns! That crow stamp I think is "meer image", he's got a website.

sometomato
02-29-2008, 01:10 AM
Goat Goddess, your cards sound amazing! Sorry I didn't get one, but I love the ones I got! Thanks to Ztern, terryart, and Pallascat for beautiful cards! I am trying to find you to leave rep points but will e-mail if I cannot find you here yet....

mrubyjean
02-29-2008, 02:13 AM
Received great cards today from lori.rn, PallasCat, Wulfcwen, Marlien and Ripley42369 ~ thanks to all. And special thanks to goatgoddess for hosting this swap despite everything!!

PaperScraps
02-29-2008, 10:59 AM
I received my cards also from elena, Marla412, Irma, betsey spencer, wigbag and lori.rn. They are all fantastic! Thanks for hosting goatgoddess. :)

purplecat
02-29-2008, 03:03 PM
I am soo overjoyed at the wonderful cards I received today!
Big thanks to, Marla412, Irma, Elena, Scampersue,
Thanks Debra for hosting a wonderful swap x

shelly
02-29-2008, 04:21 PM
Help! I have three amazing cards in my hand, but no way to leave rep points since none of artists have posted on the new site thread.
I received cards from: cindy, Pallascat, and Rob (?). How do I leave points for them???

goatgoddess
02-29-2008, 04:46 PM
Shelly at the top of the page there is a link for members list and you can find them that way - by clicking on the members name, then find click "all posts" then when you get to a posting of theirs leave the rep point there - once all these old swaps cycle out it will get easier to leave rep points.

jonquil
02-29-2008, 05:22 PM
Can't wait for them to arrive down under!!!

Pallascat
02-29-2008, 05:49 PM
I received my wonderful cards yesterday and will post my thank you's tonight when I'm at my home base computer and can really comment on the details! Thanks goatgoddess for a wonderful swap! I was a little confused because I thought I started on another site and it turned out I did! I was trying to figure out how to let you know my cards were sent and I got my returns!!!

Pallascat aka Susan Storm

chatty
02-29-2008, 10:38 PM
I received my cards, I want to thank goatgoddess for hosting such a fun swap. I received cards from: 2 from wudwooda, Chronata, KaHeD, lori.rn and glaxona all the cards are very nice I loved them thank you all so much. I was able to leave rep points for all but glaxona I did not find her listed as a member. I did manage though to send her a private email.

coffeelatte
03-01-2008, 08:55 AM
Some of the most fabulous returns I've received in the mail! Thanks for making my Friday night exciting!

I received "Staring Raven" from breegeek, a beautiful gold embossed card with a tiny metal feather from Irma and "In the Distance" from Animalchatter. (Karen, are you over at Swap-bot under that name, too?)

Love 'em all, and they are such pleasing additions to my collection.

Thanks for hosting this one, goatgoddess!

coffeelatte
03-01-2008, 09:09 AM
I haven't seen Bree here? Am I just missing the link to her profile?

animalchatter
03-01-2008, 01:28 PM
I received "Staring Raven" from breegeek, a beautiful gold embossed card with a tiny metal feather from Irma and "In the Distance" from Animalchatter. (Karen, are you over at Swap-bot under that name, too?)



Yup, that's me...I use this name over at Swap-bot, but haven't traded there for some time now.

I received lovely cards from stormarela, scrampersue and from *drumroll please* coffeelatte! (how do you suppose that happened? :idea:

Will be leaving rep points soon, and thanks goatgoddess for a terrific swap!!!

Ria
03-01-2008, 06:08 PM
Haven't received my cards yet, hoping they will arrive next week!

ScramperSue
03-02-2008, 09:35 PM
Thanks for Goatgoddess running this swap.

thanks to the following ladies for their great cards:
paperfairys
Carolyn minitz(?)
Gatos53
MBoyd dog(?) saying crows
Purplecat
Animalchatter

Natasha
03-03-2008, 02:19 AM
I received my cards today.

Thank you Wulfcwen for 'Carrion Crow'. Ria for ABC Crow.

For my third I'm sorry :embarrassed: I can't read your name. Your card has a background of the earth with 2 patterned crows over it.

jonquil
03-03-2008, 02:29 AM
My crows/ravens from CindyT, amyfaerie & stormarela flew in from the states today - thank you all for your great work & for our super host!!!!:jiggy:

Irma
03-04-2008, 08:57 AM
Hello,

today I received some wonderful cards from:

Goatgoddess
Mary Watkin
Purplecat
Coffeelatte
Betsey K.Spencer
Erin Chapman

Thanks so much!!

LG Angelika

goatgoddess
03-04-2008, 11:20 AM
ohhh more crows have flown home - thanks for posting that you have rec. to the thread :)

Ria
03-04-2008, 01:50 PM
My cards have flown to me - Thanks to Shelly, Lori.rn and woodfork for their beautiful creations!
Thanks also goatgoddess for hosting this swap.

Paperfairys
03-04-2008, 02:43 PM
Thanks so much hun, great cards recieved ... off to leave FB now :) elaine x

egod
03-04-2008, 04:08 PM
Goatgoddess, so far only one of my cards has shown up here--Irma who lists me as Erin Chapman (suggesting to me that she may not know who I am on here). As I sent in six cards for trading, it seems strange to me that apparently only one has arrived. I'd like to know their whereabouts. I think I was still "Gretchen" when I sent them in. Don't remember how much info I put on the backs, but think I put the name of the card and my real name (Erin Chapman) as well as Gretchen. Any thoughts?

egod
03-04-2008, 04:15 PM
I just spotted one of them above received by Natasha. I pm'd her. I think I wrote in gold on burgundy card stock, and apparently it's difficult to read.

Natasha
03-04-2008, 04:30 PM
Erin I received your message thank you.

I hope you find where your cards have gone.

eggstudio
03-04-2008, 05:34 PM
My crows have flown in. Lovely wonderful cards from Lemay, Dragoness and Kimberly Fish. Thank you so much for the lovely cards and to our wonderful hostess.

goatgoddess
03-07-2008, 12:36 AM
We ended up with 58 people sending in cards - maybe half have posted here or left itraders - I think part of the problem is the move in the middle of the swap and also in the swaps I've had or been in 1/2 to 2/3's of the people follow up the smaller swaps tend to have better results it seems.

now I do I have one of your cards - I plan to leave rep points for all the ones I have but just haven't had the time yet. You did put Gretchen and that may be part of the problem as well as your name is different here. The gold is pretty but a little hard for old eyes like mine to read :)

I know I'm still playing catch up - I just couldn't get going on art while the drama was going on which put me behind but I'm nearly caught up now that we have this wonderful place to play - love it here! So hopefully others will be checking in as they get "caught" up too :) It's hard I know (everyone likes to know where their cards end up) but hopefully as people get use to this forum the rep point usage for swap cards will go up.


Goatgoddess, so far only one of my cards has shown up here--Irma who lists me as Erin Chapman (suggesting to me that she may not know who I am on here). As I sent in six cards for trading, it seems strange to me that apparently only one has arrived. I'd like to know their whereabouts. I think I was still "Gretchen" when I sent them in. Don't remember how much info I put on the backs, but think I put the name of the card and my real name (Erin Chapman) as well as Gretchen. Any thoughts?

coffeelatte
03-07-2008, 10:19 AM
Yes! I have some cards from you that I got over there in the Dark Victorian swap I hosted!


Yup, that's me...I use this name over at Swap-bot, but haven't traded there for some time now.

I received lovely cards from stormarela, scrampersue and from *drumroll please* coffeelatte! (how do you suppose that happened?

egod
03-07-2008, 05:27 PM
Goatgoddess, Thanks for the response. I used Gretchen because I sent in my cards while the old site was still up. I've tried to make it clear in several different ways that I (Erin Chapman)am now egod, but I shouldn't have confused people. I won't write in gold again. I mistakenly thought that if it was legible to me it would be to others, also not taking into account basic differences in script that might make it harder to read if you were not familiar with my handwriting. Anyway, I enjoyed the swap and do hope I'll hear from others who get my cards.
Erin

Chronata
03-07-2008, 09:23 PM
I got some beautiful crow cards...
Thank you to KaHeD for the lovely Winter Crow, Chatty for the cool black and white patterned crow, and DaDaology for the wonderful creepy skull and Raven!

I will leave ya'll Rep, when I could find your posts!

Thanks Goatgoddess!

goatgoddess
03-07-2008, 09:38 PM
I will be surprised if you don't get more feedback on your cards egod - they are beautiful and so very nicely done. It always takes people a bit to get use to changes -I think the biggest thing is the move in the middle of the swap, thank goodness we had a place to take this swap to :)

Chronata - so glad to hear your crows flew home. :)

kysunflower
03-08-2008, 05:30 PM
I recieved mine several days ago but this is the first I could sit up here long enough to take care of business.
thank you to goatgoddess for hosting, and to carolyn,gatos53 and flowergurl4eva

Marla412
03-09-2008, 12:03 AM
Today I received wonderful cards by PaperScraps, Purplecat, Deedles, dustyspiral, CindyT, and stormarlea. Thanks to you all and to Goatgoddess for hosting!

sometomato
03-09-2008, 12:50 AM
Wow! Sounds like everyone is getting their cards - and I got mine quickly and let the makers know - but I have no idea where my cards ended up! Anyone know?

goatgoddess
03-11-2008, 12:44 PM
sometomato - hopefully your people will let you know that they got your cards :)

a big part of the problem is the move in the middle - it's not easy to leave rep points as most of you know so it's going to take longer to give them - I was giving rep points for 2 sets of returns (other swaps) last night to leave 6 reps it took me over 45 min. It will get better as time goes on as the old swaps are replaced with new ones but I feel that is a large part of what is happening now

also people aren't required to leave rep points and some choose not to mess with them.

Dragoness - fingers crossed they show up this week! let me know.

stormarela
03-12-2008, 06:24 PM
I received my returns today.. WOW! they are wonderful. Thank you Goatgoddess for hostessing! Thanks also to Jonquil, Animalchatter, Dustyspiral, Ripley42369, Carolyn Minto, and Marla412 for teriffic cards!

Ztern
03-13-2008, 08:32 PM
Hello all!
I had some busy weeks right when the original site went down, and got into finding this replacement only last Sunday. I found this by Google... So KaHeD, interesting to read that I should've gotten email from you, because I didn't. Guess we should blame the spam filters on that one.

Anyways! I received three very beautiful cards on 3rd ir 4th of this month:
- magenta card stamped with black by DADAology
- "Raven's Eye" by sometomato
- "Lines from an old folk song #2" by KaHeD

Thank you!

maxie23
03-14-2008, 04:28 AM
Thank you to our host and to April C., Carolyn M., DaDaology[2 cards], insanebrainpain, and myself[got one of my own back?]. Will leave itrader and rep if I can find you all.Thanks!

goatgoddess
03-14-2008, 05:35 AM
maxie23 - you weren't suppose to get one of your own back - sorry about that - let me send you another that was my mixup

pm me your address

goatgoddess
03-14-2008, 05:36 AM
Ztern - so glad you made it here and that your cards found their way to you. :)

goatgoddess
03-14-2008, 05:37 AM
Thanks everyone for posting your returns to the thread :)

terryart
03-17-2008, 06:04 PM
Received Beautiful Birdies from Elena, Sometomato, and KaHeD!!
Lucky me!

egod
03-20-2008, 06:44 PM
I still only know where three of the seven cards I sent in went. No one has posted that they got anything from Gretchen either. If you have one of my cards (egod or Gretchen) please let me hear from you.

sometomato
03-20-2008, 11:44 PM
I have posted rep pts or pm'd everyone I rec'd from but still am wondering where the last raven ended up..... I heard from terryart and Ztern.