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KatieV
02-24-2008, 09:41 PM
Swap Due Date - April 16
Signup/withdraw date - April 1
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - 12 max

We're FULL, thanks for looking!!

Altered Playing Cards

For this swap, we'll make altered playing cards. Use any medium to alter the playing cards, making sure that the number and suit are visible in at least one of the corners.

You can see cards that I've done here. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mixing-katie/sets/72157603927739226/)

US players, please send a SASE. I'll cover postage for up to 6 international players - please send me an address label.

Please send your cards in plastic sleeves.


The Players :jiggy:
Aqua = arrived
1. addicted2shoppn
2. lovepugs1
3. stormarela
4. Fuzzynoodle - WITHDREW
5. kysunflower - WITHDREW
6. Tanya
7. Jitterbug
8. Linda4atc
9. mrubyjean
10. Tinka
11. maxie23
12. Elena

addicted2shoppn
02-24-2008, 09:49 PM
ME ME ME!!! OOOOOOoooo, pick me!

lovepugs1
02-24-2008, 09:50 PM
I'd love to join.

stormarela
02-24-2008, 09:51 PM
me too me too!

KatieV
02-24-2008, 10:04 PM
Wow! You three are fast :D Welcome to the swap!

FuzzyNoodle
02-24-2008, 10:22 PM
I'd like to play!

kysunflower
02-24-2008, 10:24 PM
I think I'll play too please.

Tanya
02-24-2008, 10:25 PM
I'm in!

KatieV
02-25-2008, 12:13 AM
Welcome Fuzzynoodle, kysunflower, and Tanya!

Jitterbug
02-25-2008, 12:20 AM
Me too, please!:jiggy:

Linda4atc
02-25-2008, 12:39 AM
Add me in please I just was looking at a Leisure Arts Publication Book called "Lert's Trade Artist Trading Cards" last night. It's full of great ideas for altering playing cards.

KatieV
02-25-2008, 12:41 AM
Great, Jitterbug and Linda4atc! Welcome to the swap!

mrubyjean
02-25-2008, 12:54 AM
Oh...I would love to participate!!

Tinka
02-25-2008, 05:04 AM
Ooooooooohhh, Katie, I have to join!! May I play please?

maxie23
02-25-2008, 05:23 AM
Will play if you let me in.

craftyvox
02-25-2008, 08:10 AM
Me please!:) So for this swap it doesn't matter what card you pick to alter right? (ps. am international player but will supply a US stamp:))

Elena
02-25-2008, 08:22 AM
Can I join, please?

KatieV
02-25-2008, 09:11 AM
And we're full!! Welcome to the swap mrubyjean, Tinka, craftyvox, and Elena!

Yes, craftyvox -- for this swap you can pick any card you like to alter. :D

PM me when you need my address.

OriginalYouth
02-25-2008, 11:12 AM
Full! That was fast. I'm moving you to 'active' swaps now.
Thanks!

KatieV
02-25-2008, 12:16 PM
Thanks OY -- BTW, do you have any examples of cards you'd like to share?

OriginalYouth
02-25-2008, 12:18 PM
Thanks OY -- BTW, do you have any examples of cards you'd like to share?

Sure! I'll dig up a few.

OriginalYouth
02-25-2008, 12:25 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2232/1525420478_a1610e4f4e_m.jpg

Several of these are altered ZETTI cards (http://www.flickr.com/photos/originalyouth/1524663269/in/set-72157601948380183/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1237/1355843500_3ae9ed6c7c_m.jpg

Shrine style altered King and Queen of Hearts cards:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2136/1525418896_96efe90bcf_m.jpg
(me and hubby at wedding)

I've done a lot more, but I guess most of them are lost (in my gallery at the Old site)

KatieV
02-25-2008, 12:35 PM
Those are great!! Thanks for sharing!! (lovely wedding photo!! What an attractive couple!!)

Shame about losing the other photos :(

OriginalYouth
02-25-2008, 12:45 PM
I found a few more (at Craftster) and transferred them to Flickr to upload them here. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3154/2291801528_55a84b4ace_m.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/2291800380_853f43a65d.jpg
ETA: only the TOP RIGHT one in this pic qualifies, but they were all together in the photo so I just posted it. :)

KatieV
02-26-2008, 12:43 AM
More awesome cards, OY!!

I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for this swap. Please post your cards to the thread if you can. My three cards are done, just waiting to nab the scanner while my husband is away from our "real" computer, lol :D

Linda4atc
02-27-2008, 01:16 AM
OY All your cards are great. I love the top one in post #24 it's so cool the way the Queen peeks through!! But I have a question I can't see any of the playing card in the zetties. For this swap I was thinking idea was to do atc's so you knew it was an altered playing card by showing a bit of the card ... somehow ... somewhere ... is this correct?

KatieV
02-27-2008, 09:20 AM
Yes, Linda -- for this swap let's keep the suit and number showing somewhere. I usually leave one corner open -- like in OY's Jack of Diamonds and King of Hearts above.

KarenM
02-27-2008, 07:36 PM
Katie, I haven't forgotten you!!! Mine is almost finished, just needs a "Little Something". Isn't that usually the case with these cards LOL.

Elena
02-28-2008, 03:22 PM
Here are a couple of mine.

OriginalYouth
02-28-2008, 04:16 PM
OY All your cards are great. I love the top one in post #24 it's so cool the way the Queen peeks through!! But I have a question I can't see any of the playing card in the zetties. For this swap I was thinking idea was to do atc's so you knew it was an altered playing card by showing a bit of the card ... somehow ... somewhere ... is this correct?

Yes, you are right. I edited my post above (under the pic) to state as such. :)

OriginalYouth
02-28-2008, 09:13 PM
Here are 2 more altered playing cards I made today:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3029/2299380792_5f70f8cff4.jpg

Just to show another style and get everyone even more excited and motivated! :D

KatieV
02-28-2008, 10:41 PM
OoooOoooh, cool cards!! On the Queen, is that embossed paper? I mean the darker part on the left.

OriginalYouth
02-28-2008, 11:11 PM
OoooOoooh, cool cards!! On the Queen, is that embossed paper? I mean the darker part on the left.

It's laser cut, like paper lace. I had about 8" and I've used a tiny bit at a time, bit by bit. That's the last chunk!

FuzzyNoodle
02-29-2008, 10:25 AM
WOW OY! Your cards are so inspirational!! Now I can't stop thinking about all the possibilities!!

OriginalYouth
02-29-2008, 10:27 AM
WOW OY! Your cards are so inspirational!! Now I can't stop thinking about all the possibilities!!

Thanks! For those, I just glued thin tissue paper over the card face first, then you can draw/glue/paint them to your hearts content. These were super slick cards and nothing would've stuck otherwise!

KatieV
02-29-2008, 11:08 AM
Yeah, it can be tricky to work with these slick cards. Here's one I did for a 1-on-1 trade. I sanded the plastic coating off so that I could paint it and stick things on:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=2837&w=l (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=2837)

Linda4atc
02-29-2008, 11:19 AM
2012Here is my first card

KatieV
02-29-2008, 11:26 AM
Very cool, Linda!! Looking forward to see what you do next :D

lovepugs1
03-01-2008, 12:14 AM
Everyones cards are looking great. I have mine finished.:jiggy:

lovepugs1
03-01-2008, 12:25 AM
Here are my other two.

OriginalYouth
03-01-2008, 12:28 AM
Cute kiddos Lovepugs!

lovepugs1
03-01-2008, 12:31 AM
THANK YOU !!!

KatieV
03-01-2008, 12:40 AM
Those are lovely, lovepugs1!

The flower on the 3 of clubs looks familiar. Is it from a stamp?

lovepugs1
03-01-2008, 01:05 AM
Yes it is LOL !! I knew I would need it someday :D

KatieV
03-01-2008, 10:00 AM
Thought I recognized it! ;) Those flower stamps are lovely. I have saved a few of them myself, but haven't used them in anything yet. Now you've given me an idea!!

mrubyjean
03-03-2008, 01:23 AM
Katie,
My cards are done!
You can see them in my gallery here:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=512&c=9

{I can't figure out how to attach images from my gallery...any help would be appreciated.}

KatieV
03-03-2008, 10:54 AM
Great cards, Martha!! Here they are for everyone to see:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=3467&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=3467) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=3466&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=3466) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=3465&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=3465) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=3464&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=3464)

To put the images in a post, you'll need to have two windows or tabs open. In one window, you've got the thread where you're posting, and in the other, the gallery image that you want to add. You need to know the URL for the image that you want to add. Get it by putting your mouse over the image, then right click and select "copy image location."

Go back to the thread where you want to post. Click on the image button: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/images/editor/insertimage.gif. A window will pop up asking for the URL. Just paste it in!

If you want to link the image to your gallery, then go back to your gallery page and copy the URL. In your post, select the line with the image info - it's got IMG in brackets on both ends - and click on the link button: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/images/editor/createlink.gif. Paste in the URL of the page in your gallery. That way people can click on the image, go to your gallery page, and leave you comments!!

KatieV
03-03-2008, 11:06 AM
Here's a thread with more detailed instructions on how to insert an image: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1720

mrubyjean
03-03-2008, 06:43 PM
Katie,
Thanks so much for posting my cards AND for the instructions!!

KatieV
03-04-2008, 12:24 AM
No problem, mrubyjean!

Heheheh, what's that you say OY??

OriginalYouth
03-04-2008, 12:32 AM
Heheheh, what's that you say OY??


:P Pbbbbspths! :P That's what I say!

Just teasing. I must've gotten distracted by my mohawked kiddo grabbing some scissors or something. Oh well.

KatieV
03-04-2008, 12:43 AM
LOL, OY.

The first cards for the swap have arrived! Elena's super cards came in the mail today, I'm so excited!! Thanks for being so quick, Elena! And thanks for sending an extra card, too :cute:

OriginalYouth
03-04-2008, 12:46 AM
LOL, OY.
:
Can you see why he's so distracting? http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=3653 Can't you just SEE the mischeif in his little eyes? lol!

Linda4atc
03-04-2008, 01:55 AM
He is adorable OY!!

lovepugs1
03-04-2008, 09:37 PM
Put my cards in the mail to you today:jiggy:

KatieV
03-04-2008, 11:25 PM
Awesome!! Will let you know when they arrive :D

Linda4atc
03-07-2008, 02:16 PM
I have a small problem I made three cards now, I used a deck I puchased because I liked the picture and saying on the back. But my small problem is that they are small! 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 will this be a problem? I like what I made but I have time to redo them before sending them out. It's up to you. . . .

KatieV
03-08-2008, 10:28 AM
The skinny cards are okay! I think a lot of European cards are that size. The deck that I've been altering is skinny too.

Linda4atc
03-08-2008, 10:47 AM
Cool, they have a fun back.

KatieV
03-08-2008, 11:25 PM
Looking forward to seeing them, Linda!

Lovepugs1, your cards arrived today! They look great in person. Thanks for the extra!

lovepugs1
03-09-2008, 03:52 PM
Thanks KatieV :D !!!

KatieV
03-11-2008, 07:22 PM
Wow, more great cards came in today from Tinka. Beautiful job on these!! Thanks for the extras -- those little teeny cards you sent are excellent!! :jiggy:

KatieV
03-22-2008, 10:04 AM
Craftyvox has withdrawn for now, but may rejoin us.

KatieV
03-24-2008, 10:40 PM
Great cards arrived today from mrubyjean. Thanks Martha!

Jitterbug
03-26-2008, 01:49 AM
KatieV,
My cards are all finished. Please pm me with your addy so I can mail them off before I go on vacation. Thanks for hosting this swap. It was fun!!

Linda4atc
03-26-2008, 01:51 AM
Jitterbug those are Fabulous!!!!

KatieV
03-26-2008, 06:29 AM
Yes, they are!! PMed you :)

mrubyjean
03-26-2008, 02:17 PM
Wow, Jitterbug...terrific cards!
Especially love that Cheshire Cat!!

Linda4atc
03-26-2008, 06:15 PM
3062 3063 3064 3065 3066 Ok, Here are my cards.

Linda4atc
03-26-2008, 06:19 PM
3067 And this is the first cards I made, the playing card was less than 2 1/2" so after finding new playing cards I started over. (The third one is the back of the cards). Katie would you like these cards?

KatieV
03-26-2008, 06:33 PM
I think they're all great Linda!

stormarela
03-30-2008, 03:37 PM
my cards are in the mail!

KatieV
03-30-2008, 07:19 PM
Cool! Thanks for letting me know - I'll keep an eye out for them.

KatieV
03-31-2008, 08:49 PM
Cards arrived today from Linda4atc. Thanks Linda! Sooooooooooooo sweet of you to send a deck of cards! The back really is cute :D

Linda4atc
03-31-2008, 09:00 PM
:wubclub: no problem :)

KatieV
03-31-2008, 10:30 PM
By the way, tomorrow is April 1! (where has the time gone???) That leaves a little over two weeks before the cards are due.

Tanya
03-31-2008, 10:57 PM
Oh don't I know it Katie!!! Its almost 4 here in Ireland and I've just finished my swap cards for you... here they are! hope you like 'em - oh and there is one for you too so you can pick your favourite.... off to bed now... yaaaawwwn...:dull:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3078/2378378297_f94448644d.jpg?v=0

KatieV
04-01-2008, 10:15 AM
Ooh, lovely cards, Tanya!!

FuzzyNoodle
04-03-2008, 11:31 AM
I know I'm a couple days late, but unfortunately, I am going torequest to withdraw...I came back from vacation on 4/1 with strep throat, and am totally spent. I'm sad though...this was going to be a fun one! :) Please let me know if I am unable to withdraw, and I will certainly continue to participate. Thanks!

KatieV
04-03-2008, 11:46 AM
PMing you, Fuzzy.

KatieV
04-04-2008, 04:12 PM
Cards arrived today from Stormarela. They're so sparkly!! Thanks for the extra ;)

KatieV
04-17-2008, 07:21 PM
All of the cards are in! I will get them swapped and post again when they're ready to go in the mail.

Linda4atc
04-17-2008, 08:47 PM
Awsome!

KatieV
04-18-2008, 05:53 PM
I dropped the envies off today after work! I guess they'll go out tomorrow. Hope they will start arriving soon!!

mrubyjean
04-22-2008, 02:34 AM
My cards arrived today and I LOVE all my terrific returns ~ Cheshire Cat Ace from Jitterbug (crazy adorable!), Study Art 3 of Clubs from Linda4atc (cleverly creative!) and Katie's pretty 8 of Spades! Thank you to all ~ rep points given. And Katie, thanks so much for hosting this really great swap!

Jitterbug
04-23-2008, 02:01 AM
Fantastic cards received today by addicted2shopping, maxie23 and tinka. What a great idea for a swap, Katie. Thank you for hosting!:wubclub:

Tinka
04-23-2008, 04:40 AM
great altered playing cards arrived in Belgium today, thanks to the following artists: linda4atc, Elena, KatieV, addicted2shoppn, Tanya and Stormarela. They are all beautifull. KatieV, thank you so much for hosting this fun swap!

KatieV
04-23-2008, 11:29 AM
Good to see that these are arriving. I'm surprised that they made it to Belgium so fast!

addicted2shoppn
04-23-2008, 03:15 PM
Mine arrived today!! Thank you Katie for being a lovely hostess! Thank you also to Tinka, Tanya, and Stormarela for your wonderful cards! :wubclub:

stormarela
04-24-2008, 01:19 AM
I received the most incredible cards today! Thanks Katie, for a great swap, and also to Lovepugs1, Linda4atc, and Tinka. Wow, now I want MORE!

KatieV
04-24-2008, 08:35 AM
That's the spirit!!

Linda4atc
04-25-2008, 04:24 PM
I was dealt a wonderful hand today. Katie you did a fantastic job, I love my returns. I'll go leave itrader for the hostess, and rep hugs for all the great altered art artists of these cards!

maxie23
04-30-2008, 03:38 AM
Thanks to our host and to Linda4atc, mrubyjean and jitterbug for wonderful atcs.

KatieV
05-06-2008, 04:11 AM
Seems like almost everyone has received their returns -- have yours gotten there yet, Tanya?

Tanya
05-12-2008, 06:49 AM
Yes Suuuuugarrr!!!! I'm so sorry, my heads a little jumbled from all the celebrating. That must happen when you hit the big 3 oh. I literally just got back from my holiday so massive big belated thankyous go out to Elena, Addicted 2 Shoppn and Tinka.

Thank you ladies so much I love them all!!!