View Full Version : Chairs Swap - Due April 15th

02-21-2008, 01:58 AM
Sign Up/Withdraw By: April 1, 2008
Cards Due: April 15, 2008
# of Players: Max 12
# of Cards: 3 for 3

This swap is about chairs! Lawn chairs, rocking chairs, armchairs, office chairs - a seat for one! Your favorite chair, a chair you would like to own, your fantasy chair...look about you for inspiration and use your heart and imagination! Show us your best chairs, without occupants.

Any medium is welcome - as long as it is an original work of art that you are proud of, find it hard to part with it, and would be happy to receive yourself. A chair (or chairs) should be the focal point of your piece.

Swap details:
-Put your user name, real name, and swap name on the back of your cards.
-Protect your work - use plastic ATC sleeves or something similar, reinforce your mailing with a card or other cardstock, and add an extra bit of tape to your envelope closure for good measure!
-Include a self-addressed envelope with your user name and swap name on the back.
-U.S. participants: include a stamp with the appropriate postage on your return envelope (SASE)
-Non-U.S. participants: I will cover postage, but include a self-addressed envelope.
-Dates for sign-up, withdrawal, and due dates are firm. I will mail out cards within two weeks of the final due date.
-No bulky cards or heavy embellishments, please. Cards must be able to fit into a standard ATC sleeve.
-I will PM my address once you sign up.

1. pauseability - received
2. J4mi3 - received
3. PaperScraps - received
4. xstitcher - received
5. Pennyquilter (previously known as MJB) - received
6. JoyFlower - received
7. purplecat - received
8. Irma - received
9. junquejo
10. AnneY - received
11. IrishRose - received
12. Electablue - received
13. Amyfaerie - received

02-21-2008, 10:10 AM
I'm here. :)

02-21-2008, 05:39 PM
I'm there too.

02-21-2008, 06:24 PM
Happily here and playing musical chairs.

02-21-2008, 07:57 PM
I'm here Barb & working on my chairs :)


02-22-2008, 04:16 AM
I'm so pleased to see everyone!

02-22-2008, 06:13 AM
hi everyone! i'm so glad to be included on this swap . . . not that you had a lot of choice. :rolleyes: LOL!

02-22-2008, 09:34 AM
I am getting ideas for these cards now.

02-22-2008, 09:44 AM
Hi Barb! Checking in to let you know I have two of my cards completed and two to go (one will be for you).

02-22-2008, 03:41 PM
I'm here! I would have checked in long ago, but I didn't find this until today.

02-23-2008, 12:11 AM
My cards are ready. :)

02-25-2008, 01:09 AM
Mary, your cards are lovely!

My cards are ready. :)

02-25-2008, 07:50 AM
Thank you. :)

02-27-2008, 05:15 PM
Wow Barb - this one has been challenging for me. I decided to try and draw 2 of my cards and only use collage on one of them. As I have stated before, I am not an artist, but a doodler/crafter. I have been stretching my wings and trying to do more actual pen to paper type art.

I have been pleasantly suprised at the outcome of these cards and hope you are too! I will post scans of them once I can stay home long enough to get them scanned. They will hopefully be in the mail by Saturday morning.

Thanks Barb for this opportunity :D


02-28-2008, 02:51 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing your cards, Jo! Isn't it amazing how a seemingly straightforward swap can become daunting? I look forward to seeing your work!

03-07-2008, 02:16 AM
Received lovely cards from Paperscraps today! Yeah!

03-07-2008, 09:03 AM
Just wanted to say ....there have been some fantastic cards for this swap in the gallery!

03-09-2008, 01:04 AM
Thanks, ceedee! I received pennyquilter's delightful chairs today!

Just wanted to say ....there have been some fantastic cards for this swap in the gallery!

03-14-2008, 07:10 PM
I received IrishRose's lovely cards yesterday! Everyone is doing such fun and interesting work!

03-20-2008, 09:22 PM

Here is a link to my Flickr page. I have posted 3 of my 4 cards there. I am finishing the last card & will have them in the mail this weekend.n :wubclub:



03-21-2008, 09:33 AM
Jo, nice chairs! I love the church pew, especially - - I'm enjoying seeing what kind of chairs people end up selecting. I hadn't thought of a pew, but it's perfect!

03-21-2008, 11:55 AM
Thanks Barb :D That one is my favorite so far.

04-04-2008, 02:27 PM
I just got back from taking my chairs to the post office. They should be there soon.

04-04-2008, 05:19 PM
I'm in an art history mood, so here are my chairs (after Van Gogh)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=7498&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=7498) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=7500&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=7500) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=7637&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=7637)

I had fun drawing them!


04-04-2008, 09:13 PM
Those are wonderful chairs, Anne!

04-09-2008, 07:01 PM
My chairs (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=8446) are in the gallery, and will be in the mail in the morning!

04-10-2008, 09:51 AM
I'm beginning to wonder where my cards are. I sent some to the UK the same day from the same location and they have arrived already.

I hope they make it soon. There is no way I can remake them and get them there on time now.

04-10-2008, 08:24 PM
I am so sorry I missed this swap. Chairs are one of my favourite things...
I hope you'll soon host a sequel :)

04-15-2008, 01:26 PM
Hi all! Looks like the returns are going great! I received retunrs from AnneY, Joyflower, J4MI3. and xstitcher! Such beautiful work, everyone! I'll send out returns this week!

04-15-2008, 01:53 PM
I can't wait to see these! :)

04-15-2008, 02:36 PM
Looking forward to seeing my returns!

04-15-2008, 03:23 PM
I'm glad the cards arrived on time, the direct connection Heidelberg-Seattle is so fast! Can't wait to see my returns.

04-15-2008, 07:18 PM
Glad to know my cards made it. Looking forward to returns - these are such fun cards!

04-24-2008, 09:24 AM
My cards are here!! Thank you barbcards for a great swap!

Thanks also to AnneY for "Vincent's chair in colour", xstitcher for "If only I had four!" and Irma for her "take place" card. They are all wonderful!

04-24-2008, 09:25 AM
i can't wait! :D

04-24-2008, 03:37 PM
My chairs came today. I love them all! Thanks so much Barb for being the hostess and thanks to Irma, Irish Rose & Lisa Brown.

04-25-2008, 02:47 PM
I received my Chairs yesterday and what an impressive set of chairs! Not only are they each beautiful in their own right, but all three look fabulous together! Thank you Barb for a fun and well-run swap and thanks goes to Jamie Gage, Pennyquilter, and Irma. Barb, I have left your iTrader and I will individually "rep" the three players I mentioned above.

04-25-2008, 03:03 PM
I am so delighted people are getting their returns! I had fun hosting this swap, and will definitely do a sequel!

04-25-2008, 05:23 PM
My cards came yesterday!

Thanks to barbcards for hosting!

I received lovely cards from AnneY, JoyFlower and purplecat!

Off to give iTrader and rep points............

04-26-2008, 02:17 PM
I received my cards today. Thanks for hosting Barbcards,


04-27-2008, 04:29 AM
I received my cards yesterday, big thanks to xstitcher, AnneY, Joyflower, a great selection of cards, and big thanks to Barbcards for hosting.

04-27-2008, 10:03 AM
I received my cards on Friday (or rather my neighbor received them and passed them on to me), but haven't had a chance to get on here. I will leave reps and itrader tomorrow. Thanks to Paperfairys, Pauseability, and Amyfaerie and also to Barbcards, of course.

04-29-2008, 01:37 PM
I received my card too. Thanks for organizing and thank you all for the beautiful cards!

LG Angelika

04-30-2008, 09:01 AM
I received my lovely cards. They are from J4mi3, Paperscraps and Amyfaerie. Thank you all so much! This has been fun! Thanks Barb for hosting this trade.