View Full Version : Spirit Finger's Challenge - Due April 1st

02-20-2008, 11:01 AM
Due Date April 1st
Number of Cards - 9 for 9
Number of participants - Full

Up for a challenge???

Sorry this thread is now full

I have always wanted to do a 9 card full page card picture. Then I had an idea that I thought would make it a little more fun! (I apologize in advance if this idea is not original...)

Here's how it goes. There are 9 participants who are each given the outline of the 9 card picture I have done below. Each participant will then colour, paint, collage the picture how they wish - (Make it your own!), cut it up and then post it to me by the first of April (nice long due date!) In return they will receive one card of the picture, from each of the artists involved. In the end each person will then have the picture below, created by 9 different artists! The idea is to exert styles - we all have different styles e.g. To name a small few, the same picture done by MANUZ, lemurkat and Sandymutt would look completely different and unique! (Hope you guys don't mind me using your awesome work as an example!) This also give you a chance to play with colour and techniques so the picture doesn't just look like a seemless colouring page when you get the swaps back. E.g. you might shade the whole picture (or just one section) using only blue shades, using pointillism, inverted colours etc!

Also notice the red circle on the 2nd card down on the left side. I didn't know what to put in there so it is up to your creative skills to fill the gap! You can also add more detail or change parts of the picture if you wish.

HOWEVER, please make sure you keep you adjustments inside each individual card, otherwise they wont match up when I swap them out - PLay with colours and techniques!


Then sign up! And I will post you more details!

Please send:
- your cards in a page pocket
- A return envelope with you address on front (large clear print) and username on back
- DO YOUR BEST WORK - do not just quickly colour in the lines, slap dash. If everyone did that there would be no

point in doing this - it would be like a colouring book page. Make it your own! Even though the picture is drawn

by me, everyone has their own style and each picture will look completely different but still look whole when

swapped out.


Group 1 - post to Spirit Fingers
1. Kevvy wibbles - UK
2. Susie Tex - UK Received
3. Janekensan - UK Received
4. loralou -uk - received
5. Craftygirl34 - UK Received
6. Jklee - Gutamalea
7.Spirit Fingers - NZ
8. Stormarela - can Received
9. Corrie04 - US Received
10.Cazfun - Aus Received

Group 2 - Americans- post to Artcards
1. Howlmoony "Received"
2. Jennifig "Received"
3. Bratgirl524 "Received"
4. Artcards Received
5. Joy flower "Received"
6. maryellen "Received"
7. Elena "Received"
8. Lavenderlizard "Received"
9. Seasong "Received"
10. Chimera.muse "Received"

02-21-2008, 12:50 AM

I'm just checking in to say I'm here and will send my cards for this swap when completed to Spirit.



02-21-2008, 10:27 AM
Welcome Cazfun!!!

02-21-2008, 10:37 AM
Hey Jena, please update the swap info at the top of your thread. Thanks! :D

02-21-2008, 02:39 PM
Hi all!
Did anyone have problems printing the image? When I do it on my printer the middle cards appear to be a teeny tiny bit shorter than the others....

02-21-2008, 02:44 PM
My husband printed mine and they turned out great. I'll ask him when he gets home.

02-21-2008, 02:49 PM
Hi just checking in, I've finished my cards, I post them here when I get a minute.

02-21-2008, 02:58 PM
I'm a bit worried we haven't heard from her yet! Susie... do you think you could put a message in your cards telling her to come here?

02-21-2008, 03:18 PM
I'm a bit worried we haven't heard from her yet! Susie... do you think you could put a message in your cards telling her to come here?

That would be a great idea. If you could that would be wonderful.. Hugs Jena

I'm also sending a letter to her today .. Mine will take a while to get to her.
Hugs Jena

02-21-2008, 03:57 PM
I finished mine, and mailed them yesterday! It was hard to part with them, (isn't that silly??) It was alot of fun and I am ready to sign up for another of these Giant Swaps.

02-21-2008, 04:02 PM
Jankensan, my cards were also a little off on the center, and last row. It is not that noticable after you put them in the page.

02-21-2008, 04:26 PM
Thanks Jena. Elena yes it was that row, very small difference. I got my partner to put it on his computer and measure it for me and he said it was 9 pixels short...! He was surprised I even noticed it because I'm not normally one for the details! I cut up a sample page and they fit lovely in a 9 pocket page so I think it will be ok. :)

02-21-2008, 07:26 PM
I'm here and accounted for! Thanks for your help, Jena. :)

Spirit Fingers
02-23-2008, 01:44 AM
Hello all! Sorry I have dissapeared but I have recenlty started a new job and moved to a place where there is no internet access. Just found out there was a new site...whats up with that?? How dare they shut us down!! Anyway, Cards are due the 1st of April to your host. Please email me at sml23@waikato.ac.nz for my address if you do not have it! :)

Spirit Fingers
02-23-2008, 01:45 AM
Also a huge thanks to Jena for keeping things together for me! You are wonderful!!

02-23-2008, 04:22 AM
Just very happy to see ya hon!!! Big hugs!!!! Jena

02-25-2008, 12:20 PM
I made it to the new site, so I am still here!

02-25-2008, 12:57 PM
Welcome to the new site!!!

02-26-2008, 02:43 PM
I was in this swap on ATCards and I am almost done! Can you email me your address?

02-26-2008, 02:56 PM
What group are you in? Did you change your User name? Are you Howlmoony?

03-05-2008, 05:41 PM
Hi i will be mailing mine on Friday :jiggy:

03-05-2008, 09:01 PM
My cards will be mailed out this weekend. My husband and I used our WACOM pen and tablet and colored everything in digitially and then printed it out on a color laser printer, It actually turned out really nice.

I don't have a 9-pocket page protector, so I'm going to have to send mine in individual sleeves. Sorry. I can't find any of the 9 pocket pages at my local stores.

I'll send a final update, once the cards are in the mail.

03-05-2008, 09:31 PM
once Spirit Finger has them I'll update the main page.
Thanks Jena

03-08-2008, 03:07 PM
I'm sending my cards out tomorrow!:jiggy:

Spirit Fingers
03-08-2008, 07:23 PM
Please note that I know I have recieved more of my group than indicated on the front page but the cards are at my parents house so I can't update the list till I go home :

03-08-2008, 08:15 PM
Just let me know hon and I'll update. Hugs Jena

Spirit Fingers
03-12-2008, 04:31 AM
For those in my group. Please dont send anymore messages to my email as this email is being shut down - pm me through this site :rolleyes:

03-12-2008, 03:18 PM
Hi sorry but didnt post till today (Wed), couldnt find an envelope long enough and then found two at home, so should be with you soon.

03-13-2008, 11:39 AM
My cards went into the mail yesterday (Wednesday)... Im really looking forward to the returns!! :)

03-14-2008, 08:58 AM
My cards went postal this past Monday (3/10)

03-14-2008, 09:13 AM
Cards made it... but due to the waxy cards they are glued to I will have to re glue the back. When using real cards you must first sand both sides you are gluing to or remove a small layer of the card to remove the waxy sides. I'll have to figure out how to stick the information part back.

I'm sending my cards out tomorrow!:jiggy:

03-15-2008, 07:27 PM
Only little over 2 weeks until due date...

03-16-2008, 04:48 PM
Thanks for the reminder - I will get them finished up!!

03-18-2008, 06:08 PM
Just to let you know my cards are on the way.

03-21-2008, 04:40 PM
Just wanted to see if my cards made it. They were going to Spirit Fingers.

03-21-2008, 04:42 PM
I will finish mine up this weekend and mail them off on Monday. :)

Spirit Fingers
03-22-2008, 05:30 PM
Hello all! Just to let you know that I have received cards from - Stormarela, Jankensan, and corrie. Would my group please let me know ow far away they are from posting or if they have posted - by pming me. Remeber the cards need to travel overseas to me.

03-22-2008, 08:34 PM
My cards will be postal on Tuesday, after the Easter long weekend.



03-24-2008, 07:40 PM
My cards are finally finished! Whew! They will go in the mail tomorrow...

03-26-2008, 04:46 AM
I have scanned in mine before I sent it off yesterday.

Obviously the scan doesn't show all the details...

I used :
Patterned Paper
Handmade Paper
Gel Pens
Glaze Pens
Kindy Glitz

Cheers & I hope you like it

03-26-2008, 05:43 AM
Ooo, lovely Caroline, well done.

03-28-2008, 07:54 PM
Just to confirm, mine went in the mail this week! I hope you guys like them...

03-30-2008, 01:44 PM
All cards are due Tuesday!
Lavenderlizard your cards arrived Yesterday!!!! Ty Ty TY!!!! Hugs Jena

04-01-2008, 10:33 AM
For Spirit Fingers side of the swap. Please post here if you have sent your cards with the date. If you have not sent them please let us know.
Thanks Jena

04-01-2008, 10:49 AM
For my group: 2 sets left and they are on the way!! Wonderful work . I'll post when I have everyones cards in our group!!!!

04-01-2008, 03:28 PM
Hi...I sent my cards on the 12/3, I did post on here that I sent them. I also pm Spirit Fingers last week but they still hadnt arrived. So it looks like they have taken the long way round. :v_spin:

04-01-2008, 10:54 PM
I pm'ed Spirit Fingers when I posted them.

04-03-2008, 08:43 AM
Has anyone heard from Spirit Finger?

04-03-2008, 12:12 PM
Hi Jena...I havent heard from her at all, so dont know if my cards have arrived. I take it you haven't heard from her either.

04-03-2008, 12:28 PM
no hon I'm so sorry I have done everything to keep both sides of this swap together, I just don't know what else to do. Lets just hope she has them.
Hugs jena

04-03-2008, 10:04 PM
I pm'ed her on the 24th about my cards and she did mention about how work had turned out to be crazy busy lately and finding no time to go online as much as before.

04-03-2008, 10:34 PM
I hope it will be ok. Maybe she will check in soon.

04-05-2008, 12:01 PM
Please note My group ALL Cards are in!!!!!! I'm so happy!!! I will have them swapped and in the mail on MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! BIG HUGS!!!!!!!!!

04-05-2008, 09:50 PM
I have completed all Itraders for my group!. They are all swapped out and packaged up for Monday! Thank you all for completing your cards. I believe you guys are going to love your returns! Don't bother giving me Itraders. I plan on being gone asap.
Big Hugs Jena

Spirit Fingers
04-07-2008, 04:13 AM
Hello! I have cazfuns cards and have recived another set but I can't remember who it is from... will let you know ASAp

Spirit Fingers
04-08-2008, 04:56 PM
I have everyone's cards except jklee and kevvy wibbles

04-08-2008, 05:15 PM
kevywibbles is no longer a member :(

04-08-2008, 07:23 PM
I have everyone's cards except jklee and kevvy wibbles

Stacey, as I mentioned in a pm, life got into the way and I was completely sure that my cards would not make it for the deadline. Feel free to keep them for yourself and swap the other players' cards, I don't want to hold the swap back for all. My apologies once again for the trouble.

04-09-2008, 03:22 AM
I would rather you wait for them, the whole point of this swap is that we have a card from everybody! I don't mind a wait.

04-11-2008, 08:42 PM
My returns arrived today! What fun to see the different methods everyone used.
Thanks everyone - I am off to leave rep points! :)

Spirit Fingers
04-11-2008, 11:41 PM
That is fine Jklee. I have to wait anyhow so everyone gets nine back. I'm sure kevvy siad he was still sending me his cards. But if they don't turn up before jklee I will just swap the card back out - and you will get one of your own cards back to complete the picture :cool:

04-12-2008, 09:18 AM
I got my returns today! Everyone did a beautiful job. Thanks so much! Time for rep points...

04-13-2008, 08:23 PM
I got my cards and I left rep points for everyone I could. I think one or two persons are not members or have new names I don't have anyway of knowing. Hope peeps will let me know if they get my cards. So far 2 of you have: Joy Flower got my DRAGON, and Lavender Lizard got one too (not sure which one). It is so fun to see the whole page.

Think I'll host one of these 9 for 9's . I used to do it on another site. It is fun. Hummmmmmm... :cool:

04-22-2008, 11:01 AM
Just checking in . wanted to make sure all U.S got the returns. Jena

04-22-2008, 11:16 AM
Whats up with the 2nd set of returns? It's been a while since we had an update :(

Spirit Fingers
04-24-2008, 04:10 AM
I ot Jklee's cards today! That means I will be able to post the returns out in the next week! Thanks everyone for being so patient :)

04-24-2008, 04:33 AM
I am really looking forward to these cards!!

04-24-2008, 06:51 PM
I'm glad to hear they arrived.

04-25-2008, 02:01 PM
WOO! Got my picture with cards from: Joyflower, ChimeraMuse, Elissa, Jena, Bratgirl524, Elena, LavenderLizard, Maryellen, and Jennifig. THANKS people!

Spirit Fingers
05-02-2008, 12:52 AM
Ok - My returns have been sent a couple of days ago! Ya! :jiggy: They were superb! Hope everyone likes them. A huge thanks to Artcards to your running of this swap! There is a little thankyou on the way :wubclub:

05-06-2008, 09:10 AM
Received my cards from spiritfingers today. Got one from everyone except cazfun. Thannks guys :)

05-07-2008, 12:53 PM
Hi everyone my cards have arrived.

Thanks Spirit Fingers, Susietex, Corrie04, Stormarela, Jankensan, jklee, Loralou, cazfun and me lol for the fab cards.


05-08-2008, 07:52 PM
Hi cards have arrived!!!
Thanks to Spirit Fingers, Susietex, Corrie04, Craftygirl34, Jankensan, Jklee, Loralou, and Cazfun! I love how the page looks, with all our different cards together. Great idea for a swap, I'd love to be involved in another one!

05-09-2008, 08:49 PM
I received my cards! Special thanks to jklee, LoraLou, Stormarela, Spirit Fingers (also kudos for hosting), Caroline, jankensan, susietex, craftygirl34

05-12-2008, 11:02 PM
Received my cards from spiritfingers today. Got one from everyone except cazfun. Thannks guys :)

I got mine last week... just posting in to say I got one from all... I got one from Loralou I dont know why you didnt get one of mine. Maybe someone got 2 of mine..

Anyway off to leave reps


05-13-2008, 07:41 PM
I got my cards today, thanks a lot. I got one from each and two from Jankensan.

05-23-2008, 09:20 AM
I'm going to close this thread if everyone got their cards. Hugs Jena.