View Full Version : My Best Technique - Due April 15

02-25-2008, 03:29 PM
This swap is now being taken over by adifferentstory

Closed to new sign-ups

My Best Technique - Open Swap

This is a swap open to UK & European Players - and 15 International Spaces Only

Due Date: 15 April 2008
Sign Up / Withdraw By : 15 March 2008
# Participants: 30
# Cards: 3 for 3 or multiples of 3

Closed to international players

Further to my recent open swap I have cast the net a bit further this time to include not just UK, but our European and international players too

In this open theme swap you create cards that you are comfortable creating, using whatever technique you want on whatever theme you want - collage, hand drawn,digital, parchment, fabric or some other fantastic technique that you are expert in. All I would ask you to do is create cards that you would not mind receiving yourself.

When you sign up, please tell me what you are thinking of doing, and what you would like in return

e.g. ATCcreator is going to send in 3 encaustic cards, but in return she would like hand drawn and/or collage cards

AnotherATC sends in 3 digital cards and he wants digital cards back ONLY you get the general idea.....

I will try and cater for everyboy's needs, but it does depend as to what is received for the swap.

As the list opens up I will put the necessary headings for each respective technique that is going to be used - each technique needs a maximum of 4 players, if there is not I will create a "miscellaneous" heading and that will be an all encompassing heading and in that instance - my decision as to what you get is final, but as I said I will cater for everybody's needs as best I can.

This swap will be an on time swap and will be carried out on a like for like basis. If I don't think your cards are of the quality or standard necessary to play then I will send them back to you and you will be dropped from the swap - although there will be no neg or neutral trader ratings levied, you will simply be withdrawn. For other players, Itrader ratings will be given upon receipt of cards - and the player reciprocates upon their returns being received, and suggest that you leave rep points for the cards you have received.

Collage/Mixed Media - Use whatever embellishments you would like, but please create something without printing off clipart and slapping it on to a card with some ribbon and a sticker and call it done.

Hand drawn - please make it your own work, not someone elses line art which you coloured in, backed on to some sturdy cardstock

Digital - please do not use clipart, print your digital work on to proper photo paper and mount it on to some decent card stock - do something snazzy with the image, dont just chop down a photo and stick it on a card

Other - There are so many to mention, please let it be your best work

All cards are to come in protective sleeves - if you want further protection for your cards when they are returned, please provide that also

UK players, please include a self addressed envelope
European and international players - please include an addressed envelope - I will pay for postage
Extras - This is down to the individual whether to include any, but it is not necessary to do so - just your inclusion and enjoyment of this swap is all that is required.

I hope you will come and join me in creating good art to share around.

Collage/Rubber Stamping/Mixed Media
4. Sue W - Aus
5. Chardonnay 1965
9. JAD - USA
10. egrobeck
11. staci- USA
13. stargroves - UK
14. jckay67 - UK
15. janice - UK
16. buffalos - USA
17. Mrs Ragbruty

1. Elena - USA
2. Paperfairys - UK
3. Rocketwoman - USA
4. Flashviv - Aus
5. margie07 - Canada

Fabric/Cross Stitch
1. xstitcher - USA
2. Pippin - Can
3. Chardonnay 1965

Encaustic Art
1. 3katz - UK

Teabag folding/origami
1. Tinka - Belgium

PM sent 5th May

02-25-2008, 03:32 PM
Hey Kev! Can you put the following info at the top of the swap info:

Due Date:
Sign Up / Withdraw By :
# Participants:
# Cards:

Thanks! This is something new they want hosts to include with their swaps - thanks! :)

02-25-2008, 03:40 PM
roger skipper wilco!

02-25-2008, 03:42 PM
Right we are back up and running - I will update my responses tomorrow :)

fantasy firebird
02-25-2008, 03:58 PM
crikey I forgot about this one!! ummmmmmmm best get busy LOL

02-25-2008, 04:00 PM
Here I am, all subsrcibed now. Best get to work this week!!

02-25-2008, 04:30 PM
Did you receive my cards? You should have them by now.

02-25-2008, 04:39 PM
Hurray, all my swaps have a home now :)

02-25-2008, 05:27 PM
Yeah, great to see you back Kev, I signed up on here yesterday but couldnt find this swap and wondered where you were ....best get cracking on my atc's now.

02-25-2008, 07:42 PM
I have had post galore and I do think yours are in there elena - I will get on to this when I have got everything sorted...

02-25-2008, 07:46 PM
I for some reason thought this swap was cancelled and have traded one of my cards I posted to the old thread. However never fear! I have a day off tomorrow hehe and can wax art away!

02-25-2008, 07:56 PM
yay! Kevi made it here! yay! the swap is still on!!

02-25-2008, 09:46 PM
Hi Kev,
I sent mine on 2/10 and was wondering if you received them.
So glad this swap didn't get lost. :)

02-25-2008, 10:09 PM
yeah! i'm glad the swap is still on. glad to see you back kevy!!!!!! and i hope my cards are in the pile of post to sort.

02-26-2008, 03:46 AM
Hey Kevy just checking in..:wub::wub:

02-26-2008, 05:23 AM
yup rocketwoman and JAD they are - I will update when I get home (at work at the minte - its a quiet day :))

02-26-2008, 06:08 PM
Sorry guys, but try as I may, I cannot do this anymore - there are lots of reasons why, but nothing that I can explain as to why I am pulling out of this site. Those who have sent cards, I will send them back - thank you for your support, I hope you keep well and enjoy this site - for what it is...

02-26-2008, 06:55 PM
may i join please...
digital...any in return
i will need your addy please

02-27-2008, 03:42 PM
I would like so sign in if possible :unsure:

fantasy firebird
02-27-2008, 04:09 PM
Please note message above from Kev, the swop is now cancelled and he is returning all cards that he has received, sorry folks, looks like the end of the line for this one

02-28-2008, 05:54 AM
Hi everyone,

I will be taking this swap over from kevy. He will be mailing all the atc's that have been sent in to me on Monday.

I will be sending you all a pm explaining more fully sometime today.

02-28-2008, 07:24 AM
I'm sorry Rhea and Veri this swap is now closed to sign-ups

02-28-2008, 07:37 AM
adifferentstory - I need your address please. thanks!! and thanks so much for taking over the swap!! :-))

02-28-2008, 12:49 PM
Thank you for rescuing this swap, adifferentstory, I hoped someone could, not having been a member long enough to qualify myself :)

02-28-2008, 02:56 PM
I'm a bit behind in sending out pm's to everone. today has just gone manic for me. If not today they will go out tomorrow.

egrobeck i've just pm'd you my addy.

02-28-2008, 07:10 PM
I have had enough of this swap, sorry, I would like to withdraw. You are a great person adifferentstory for taking it on but I lost my enthusiasm for it.

02-28-2008, 07:16 PM
No worries Loralou

02-29-2008, 11:19 PM
I need to withdraw too. Sorry about that. I'm glad that you're taking it over tho. That's a real pal to do that.

03-01-2008, 03:23 AM
No worries Patti

03-01-2008, 03:53 AM
I have just sent a pm to all the participants that I can get hold of.

03-01-2008, 11:16 PM
I am withdrawing. Thanks.

03-02-2008, 02:00 PM
Hi Lynne

I posted my ATCs today, though of course now we don't have Sunday collections it'll be tomorrow before they leave Lambourn;).

Thank you again for rescuing this swap, I can understand people losing enthusiasm after the major wobbly thrown by its originator, but hey, the poor little swap can't help it:D.

03-02-2008, 02:07 PM
Thanks for letting me know stargroves. I look forward to seeing them.

03-05-2008, 08:20 AM
Swap updated with those ATC's that Kevy has passed on to me.

03-10-2008, 09:32 PM
my cards went in the mail today. here's a sneak peek


03-11-2008, 04:43 AM
They are gorgeous egrobeck

03-12-2008, 06:47 PM
Hi - Do you want me to continue to make my cards for this swap - only just found this thread?


03-12-2008, 07:05 PM
Just sending you a pm.

Sue W
03-16-2008, 04:21 AM
My cards will be in the mail tomorrow.

03-16-2008, 05:46 AM
Thanks for letting me know

03-17-2008, 02:21 PM
my cards will be in the mail tomorrow , together with the Zentangle swap. Thanks for taking over this swap!

03-17-2008, 02:23 PM
Thanks Tinka

03-21-2008, 11:15 PM
I have finished my collage cards for this swap...
here is 1 of them..they are all diff..:D

03-22-2008, 02:23 AM
That's lovely Lorraine.

03-22-2008, 04:09 AM
here are two of my cross-stitch cards
bird sitting on a Kangaroo paw and Stuart Deset Pea's

03-22-2008, 04:12 AM
Brilliant Lorraine.

03-22-2008, 04:18 AM
ty,,if they are not acceptable...I'll use them in a private trade..I know when I pm'd you, you said that they would be fine..but now that u see them if they are not correct for that group please let me know...I don't want anyone unhappy to get one..:D

03-22-2008, 04:20 AM
No I really think that what kevy meant was that the main body of the card was to be fabric or cross stitch and not referring to the base as well.

03-22-2008, 04:27 AM
ok I just wanted to make 100% sure..I didn't want to disappoint anyone..:D...one more question...what is a logosapian???

03-22-2008, 04:34 AM
Logos - the ancient Pagan Greek term for reason, so I translate logosapian as meaning reasonable being LOL

03-22-2008, 04:44 AM
oh ok..very cool..:D

03-30-2008, 04:14 AM
Adifferentstory, thanks for taking over this swap, sorry I haven't been in touch. I have been super busy but will be finishing my cards and getting them in the mail this week.

03-30-2008, 04:16 AM
Thanks for letting me know Linda

03-30-2008, 04:17 AM
hey just a quick question, do we have to load our pictures as attachments if we want to post them on a thread? I used to load them in my gallery and then put them in a post from there but now I notice that I have to save it as a thumbnail and load it as an attachment.

03-30-2008, 05:09 AM
There is a tutorial here on how to link from your gallery


04-04-2008, 03:46 AM
I posted out my cards on Monday 31st Mar

04-04-2008, 05:08 AM
Great Lorraine. Look forward to seeing them.

04-04-2008, 02:18 PM
My cards have been delivered to the post office and should be on their way to you as I write this.

04-04-2008, 02:35 PM
Thanks for letting me know.

04-06-2008, 12:16 AM
Here are my cards, they will be in tomorrow's post so I am really hoping they make it there in time, if not they can be returned with the Pen & Ink returns that you are hosting Adifferentstory.There is an extra there for you to pick as a host gift. btw for all of you who are wondering what I look like the last card on the right is meant to be a self portrait - but I'm thinking I don't really look like that (but I do wear glasses)!!!

04-06-2008, 01:05 AM
They are brilliant linda

04-09-2008, 04:43 PM
I received xstitchwers wonderful swaps today. Thanks

04-23-2008, 09:14 AM
All the returns were mailed today.

04-23-2008, 09:43 AM
I hope yours make it back to me as quick as mine made it to you because I can't wait to see what I get.

I just love opening that envie and being surprised!

04-23-2008, 09:55 AM
I think you've just jinxed it by saying that LOL

04-24-2008, 03:21 PM
I got 3 great ATCs today, thank you so much to Mrs Ragrbrutty, 3Katz and Tinka:wubclub:.

Also a big THANK YOU to adifferentstory for taking over and dealing with this swap, which must have been difficult:err:

04-26-2008, 01:04 PM
a big thank you to elena for her toucan card, paperfairys for her summer kite card and flashviv for her peggy cards and a big thanks to adifferentstory for taking over the swap!

04-26-2008, 07:18 PM
I received cards from Chardonnay1965, Jckay67, Janice.
rep points left. :)

adifferentstory: Thanks so much for taking over this swap and making sure all cards were received. :)

04-27-2008, 11:31 AM
I received three lovely cards yesterday so would like to say thank you to:

JCKay67 for Youre an original
Chardonnay1965 for Bird sitting on a kangaroo paw
Stargroves for Dressmaker

And a big thank you to adifferentstory for taking over this swap.

04-28-2008, 11:35 AM
I received really great cards! thanks to Chardonnay1965, xstitcher, adifferentstory for some beautiful cards, and thanks also to adifferentstory for hosting!

04-28-2008, 12:04 PM
Lovely cards received this morning from:Kitty Ragbrutty,stargroves and xstitcher. Thank you all so much and a special thank you to adifferentstory for hosting!

04-30-2008, 04:31 AM
I got my returns today..many thanks to 3 Katz, x-stitcher,buffolos, egrobeck, JAD and Janice for my fab cards..and a big thankyou to Lynne for taking over this swap...and doing such a fantastic job..:D:wubclub::wubclub:

Sue W
04-30-2008, 04:33 AM
I received some beautiful cards in the mail today from, Jakay67, Kitty Ragbrutty and Buffalso. Many thanks to adifferentstory for hosting. :cool:

04-30-2008, 09:37 AM
I have my cards!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much to Lynne for taking over the hosting duties.

Thanks to Chardonnay1965, egrobeck and Tinka for the lovely cards.

Off to leave i Trader and rep points...........

05-06-2008, 03:21 AM
My cards got here last week, sorry to be a bit slow letting you all know, been moving house. I received cards from Rocketwoman, Elena and PaperFairys which are absolutely bloody brilliant and I love them. Thanks a million to ADS for taking over this swap, you really do rock.

05-08-2008, 05:19 AM
I am sending this swap to archives. I sent pm's to participants who had not let me know if their had received their returns. If you have no, please let me know by pm.