View Full Version : Mixed Media Flowers - Due April 7th

02-20-2008, 04:56 PM
Swap Due Date - April 7
Signup/withdraw date - March 7
Number of Cards - 3 for 3


I had such fun doing the mixed media heart swap hosted by Jennalee and the mixed media tree swap hosted by Adriayna that I have decided to make my first swap to host a mixed media flower swap.

For this swap you can can use any media, but it must have at least 3 different elements: paint, collage, fabric, ribbon, stamping, pens, pencils, etc. Think different layers in the background and an image in the foreground, including flowers in some form, of course. See these examples of mixed media flower cards I have made in my gallery for what I am looking for:


If you want to use images make sure you alter them so they are your original creation.

Creating Cards:
* All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5” and well constructed.
* Try not to make the embellishments to heavy or bulky. PM me if you are unsure.
* Please use a sealant if you use glitter! It tends to come off in transit.
* All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves, if it can't fit in the sleeve then it is too thick.
* Please include username, real name, origin (country) and swap name on the back of all cards.
* All cards must be different and distinct. Originals only - no scanned copies or prints.
* Time, effort and attention to detail will be considered when swapping out the cards. Please send work you are proud of and demonstrate your best workmanship!

Mailing Cards - Please include username and swap name on all envelopes sent in.
* International participants are limited to 5 – I will cover your postage and return envelope. Please pm your address when you pm me for mine.
* US Participants – Please include a self addressed envelope with username and name of swap written on the back. Please include 58 cents minimum LOOSE postage. Unused postage will be returned.
* Please do not send bubble envelopes for returns!!!

Please PM for my address when you are ready to send your cards.

Fine Print - All cards are due in my hands by the due date. Late cards will be returned. Please be aware if your cards do not meet the guidelines they will be returned. This includes duplicates and poorly constructed/sloppy cards. I will update the thread when I receive your cards. Please allow 48 hours for trader ratings. Please send me a PM if you need to withdraw. I will send one reminder PM (two weeks out for international, one week for local). Late arrivals or no withdraw communication/no cards will receive neutral feedback.

Thank you for participating in the swap! I look forward to seeing everyone’s artwork!
As always, an extra on-theme card would be appreciated but is never required.

red=on their way

2. Stormarela-International-checked in
3.Lemay-cards arrived
5.Jetleg-checked in
6.Marla412checked in
7.Dooda-checked in
8.Joyflower-checked in
10.Haley-checked in
11. Cerasparkles-checked in
13. Maxie 23International
14. Marlien-checked in
15. Adriayna
16. Janice international
17. withdrawn
18. Craftygirl-international

02-21-2008, 10:21 AM
Glad this swap is settled in the new home. :) These will be so fun to make!

02-21-2008, 02:55 PM
Joyflower, I am glad you made it! I agree, these should be fun to make.

02-21-2008, 04:31 PM
getting back on the list

02-21-2008, 07:22 PM
Stormarela, I am glad you joined us!

The first cards arrived today from Lemay! Thanks for the extra. They are all so wonderful I don't know which I will choose.

02-23-2008, 02:56 AM
Just checking in. I'll stay mims for this swap. Is that confusing enough?

02-23-2008, 11:20 AM
Oh, can I get in on this swap?

02-23-2008, 12:08 PM
Adriayna, I would love to have you, but I was limited to 12 participants at the OS because it was my first swap to host. I ended up allowing in 14 because it filled up in less than 7 hours and I felt bad that it filled up so fast.

Do we have that same limitation here? If we don't, I think I could handle a few more just as long as it is no more than 20. Also, a few people haven't shown up yet from the old site so I may have spaces anyway.

02-23-2008, 12:09 PM
Mims! I am so glad you joined us. Quite a few people still haven't shown up here.

02-24-2008, 07:05 AM
is there still space for little old me ?:unsure:

02-24-2008, 09:39 AM
If there is still space I would love to join!

02-24-2008, 10:42 AM
It looks like I am not limited to 12 players, so I am allowing Adriayna, Dragonfly Gal, and Janice to join! Welcome all!

02-24-2008, 11:00 AM
On the other site I had some examples, so I have now uploaded a few to my gallery so people can see the types of things I am looking for:

02-27-2008, 12:42 AM
Elena's wonderful cards arrived today!

How is everyone else coming on their cards? I have been working on mine.

02-28-2008, 05:07 PM
Hi can i join please?:rolleyes:

02-28-2008, 05:37 PM
Craftygirl, I think we have room for one more international person, so welcome to my swap!

02-28-2008, 07:56 PM
I am sorry i hadn't checked in before. I would love to continue with the swap. I will let you know when i have the cards ready.


02-28-2008, 09:20 PM
I'm also planning on continuing with the swap, I've been working on my cards and will let you know when i'm ready to send. :)

02-28-2008, 09:27 PM
Maxie23 is checking in to tell you that I am still in for this swap and am working on my atcs.

02-29-2008, 12:45 AM
Cerasparkles, Maxie and Jetleg, welcome back! I am so glad you want to continue. I just wanted to make sure everyone knew that the swap was still on in all the confusion.

02-29-2008, 12:51 AM

I actually mailed off my cards yesterday. I don't know what I haven't done, but I have it on my subscribed thread list. I hope you get my cards soon.


02-29-2008, 01:00 AM
Dooda, I am glad you checked in! You didn't do anything wrong and I am sorry if I gave the impression that you did. I was just trying to contact everyone that hadn't shown up here to make sure everyone knew where we were.

That is great that you sent off your cards. I will let you know as soon as they get here. With this being my first swap to host, each envelope is just thrilling to me.

03-01-2008, 01:09 AM
Dooda, your cards arrived today! I like them all and they are all so different. Thanks for the extra goodies, too!

03-04-2008, 03:56 AM
Marlien is checking in:D

03-04-2008, 10:55 AM
Yeah! Marlien is here! I am so glad you joined us again.

03-10-2008, 01:56 PM
How is everyone doing on their cards? This being my first swap I am a little over zealous about this swap and have to restrain myself from posting here every day!

Our deadline is just 1 month from today! I had such fun creating my cards and I can't wait to see what everyone else is going to come up with.

03-16-2008, 11:48 PM
my cards are in the mail! I can imagine how exciting your mail is, I just started my first hosted swap as well, and am also very excited to see what is coming!

03-17-2008, 11:27 AM
my cards are in the mail! I can imagine how exciting your mail is, I just started my first hosted swap as well, and am also very excited to see what is coming!

Thanks for letting me know! I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

Yes, my mail is very exciting when I am receiving all these wonderful bouquets. The cards are due 3 weeks from today, so I should be getting quite a few of them very soon.

03-24-2008, 12:12 PM
The cards are due 2 weeks from today, so everyone who hasn't done so already should be sending their cards soon. I am going to send everyone I haven't heard from a reminder PM.

I think the next two weeks are going to be very exciting when I get a whole bunch of cards at once!

03-25-2008, 01:09 AM
Adriayna's wonderful cards are here! Thank you for the extra, I am going to have a hard time deciding which one to keep.

03-25-2008, 09:25 PM
My cards are in the mail!

03-26-2008, 11:46 AM
Yeah! I can't wait to see them! I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

03-26-2008, 03:53 PM
Hi...I mailed them yesterday (Wed) couldn't get on here yesterday to let you know, sorry.

03-26-2008, 04:46 PM
Yeah! That's great that you sent them. I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

I was so frustrated yesterday with it being down. I definitely have an addiction.:embarrassed:

03-26-2008, 11:02 PM
Maxie23, your cards arrived today. They look great!

03-27-2008, 04:59 PM
My cards have been mailed! Thank's for the reminder.

03-27-2008, 05:06 PM
My cards have been mailed! Thank's for the reminder.

That's great! I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

03-27-2008, 08:57 PM
Janice's cards are here! Great work, Janice and thanks for the extra.

03-28-2008, 07:01 PM
Marla412's cards are here! I really like the technique you used.

03-29-2008, 10:04 PM
Stormarela and Jonquil your cards are here! Thanks for the extras. They are a great bunch of cards.

03-31-2008, 10:07 PM
Mine are posted in my gallery, I called them "poetic flowers" because the petals are made with text out of a poetry book, but I was afraid to post them all here, as they seem to be HUGE when posted in the thread. :laugh:

03-31-2008, 10:41 PM
Joyflower, those are wonderful. I love the way you used poetry for the petals and the brad in the center is a nice touch. I can't wait to see them in person.

Craftygirl and Mims/TGBD your cards are here and are a wonderful addition to the swap! I will leave Itraders tomorrow.

04-02-2008, 12:48 PM
Everyone's cards will be in the mail by today, except for Marlien and Mishay38 who have been MIA for a while. Unless I hear from them I will start swapping the cards by Monday night. There is a great selection of styles so the returns should be really fun in this swap.

04-04-2008, 12:00 AM
Cerasparkles, your cards arrived today. They are so colorful and I know I am going to have a hard time deciding which one to keep. Thanks for the extra!

I still haven't done everyone's I-traders, but I will make sure I get them all done in the next few days.

04-06-2008, 12:08 AM
I just wanted to let people know that no new cards came in since Thursday, but I think the last 3 we are expecting should be in really soon, hopefully Monday. I can't wait to swap them out, so I will try to do it within a few days of the cards all arriving.

04-08-2008, 12:06 AM
I received 3 envelopes today from Marlien, Haley and Jetleg. Thanks for all the extras and I love all the cards.

There is still one more coming, so hopefully it will show up tomorrow. I want to swap these out the same day I have them all because I just can't wait to share them with everyone!

04-11-2008, 10:12 AM
The last set of cards arrived yesterday, so I got them all swapped out last night. I am going to try to finish packaging them up and get them in mail today. It was quite a challenge deciding which ones I would have to part with. My son suggested keeping them all and just making my own and sending those out instead, but that was way too much work (besides being "illegal"!).

04-11-2008, 11:53 AM
Hooray! Bouquets on the way! :jiggy:

Thanks, ElectaBlue!

04-11-2008, 02:27 PM
Ok, the bouquets are postal! I am sure everyone's mailboxes will smell delightful when they arrive.

04-14-2008, 01:31 PM
I received beautiful cards today! Thanks to Elena, Adriayna, Electablue, and thanks to Electablue for hosting!

04-14-2008, 01:54 PM
It looks like the cards are beginning to arrive! Thanks for letting me know that they made it.

04-14-2008, 08:56 PM
Fantastic cards arrived today - thanks to our hostess for her work, and to Haley, jonquil and TheGlassBeadDame for their delightful artwork!!

04-14-2008, 10:46 PM
Electablue, excellent job hosting. I would also like to thank Adrianyna, TheGassBeadDome and our hostess for the wonderful cards I received today. wonderful job everyone...very fun swap.

04-15-2008, 09:56 AM
My cards arrived yesterday and they're lovely. Thank you to Electablue for being such a wondeful hostess and for her wonderful card and also to Elena and Lemay for beautiful cards.

04-15-2008, 09:59 AM
Wow! I am amazed so many arrived so quickly. I want to thank everyone who took part for helping make this swap so successful. I am thinking of some themes for my next swap. This one was such fun!

04-15-2008, 01:12 PM
Hi all,

I'm anxiously awaiting your cards.


04-15-2008, 01:24 PM
Yay! my cards have arrived. Wonderful swap! Thank you lisa :)

04-17-2008, 05:15 PM
My cards have arrived! Thanks Lisa for hostessing, and thanks to Dooda, Maxie23, and Janice for such wonderful cards.

04-17-2008, 05:17 PM
Stormarela, I am SO glad to know that they made it and so quickly, too!

04-17-2008, 05:38 PM
NO kidding, I think they were actually here yesterday even. Funny, sometimes it takes cards an extra 2 weeks to get to Calgary.... you must have mailed them on a GOOD day!

04-19-2008, 12:02 AM
My cards are here. Lovely, lovely cards from Jonquil, Marlien and Marla412. Thank you ElectaBlue for being such a great host.

04-21-2008, 09:14 PM
Sorry, I'm a little behind. Thanks to JoyFlower, TheGlassBeadDame, and jonquil for the lovely cards. Thanks also to Electablue for hosting!

04-22-2008, 01:10 AM
Thank you to Haley, cerasparkles & Joyflower for their wonderful cards - thanks also to Lisa for hosting a great swap

04-22-2008, 03:15 PM
I am glad to know that everyone's card are arriving. I think there are only 3 people I haven't heard from yet.