View Full Version : The Aussie Labour Day Weekend a - thon

09-30-2010, 05:07 PM
come one come all..... come play in our Aussie Labour day a-thon

Its starts Friday 12.00 Noon 1st. Oct 2010
and Finishes Monday 12.00 Midnight 4th Oct 2010
come along and enjoy the fun...

our agenda for the weekend is..( you don't have to follow this...this is just for those who want to get out of the square)

Friday...Hand paint /drawn..or just some form of paint on the card
Sat... Stamping or chunky pages
Sun....Collage or inchies/twinchies
Monday...Anything goes

most of all we just wanna have fun....

the weekend is being hosted by the top Quacker herself... Just Ducky
and me ..Chardonnay1965

so come along and have some fun playing, chatting and trading...

Just Ducky
09-30-2010, 10:23 PM
OK... Lorraine... shows us what ya got... I just looked at my clock and it is showing that
you are at 12:20 Friday afternoon....

that's the down-under Australian time... me ? I still got to wait about 14 more hours..

bet she is at WorK ??? so hope, that means her nasty ducky flu bug is better...:jiggy:

09-30-2010, 11:36 PM
Worked on some backgrounds and cut out collage images. Just watched one of my art DVDs and she demonstrated the credit card swipe technique. I tried it awhile ago and wasn't that happy with it so I think I might give it another go tomorrow for our paint day. Counting down. . .

10-01-2010, 12:44 AM
I hope to play a bit, even though I work all weekend.

10-01-2010, 01:52 AM
I could start playing after three hours if I shouldn't work all the day :(. But see you all tomorrow :).

10-01-2010, 08:52 AM
yay! i'm gonna make some efforts to pop in for this one. first i have to go to work and GRADE PAPERS all day. boo. mega boo :(

10-01-2010, 09:52 AM
The painter is here - he had a last minute opening today. Don't think I'll be able to start right at noon but I will as soon as I can. :)

10-01-2010, 10:34 AM
I'm playing, even if I can only do a few today...have a bike ride, lunch with old work buddy and then the San Diego Film Festival to go to....too little time and too many fun things to do.

10-01-2010, 10:37 AM
Gonna try to play today!

10-01-2010, 10:40 AM
I made something little and will continue tomorrow. Now back to work. If I'm not too tired when I'm at home in the evening (1 am maybe), I'll visit here again.

Just Ducky
10-01-2010, 11:04 AM
morning everyone... well, it's late nite for some of you and Sanna I thinking you are
about 8 in the evening...

I sure am not prepared for this no prep done... but I am sure gonna try...
glad the daily challange is just a suggestion.... not much into drawing and paint ?

dastardlyboo.... yes, please post your cards in our thread.. we all wanna see ...

oh... just an hour before my start time... guessing I better go prep....:unsure:
check ya all later... have fun with your day...

Just Ducky
10-01-2010, 11:15 AM
big hello to Linnes, and Sanna and dastardlyboo...
we all are so far from each other don't get real time with you guys very much
hope you have fun playing in the fun marathon weekend... and remember it's a long one
going to last till midnight on Monday where you live....

10-01-2010, 11:49 AM
Good morning! Isn't it Friday noon somewhere? I don't see any art yet! LOL!

10-01-2010, 12:00 PM
Woohoo!! Today is the 2nd day of my 4 day weekend and no grandchildren this weekend!! I should have time to play! :jiggy:

10-01-2010, 02:53 PM
I'm working on finishing up on a Trade, first. I hope to play, tomorrow.

10-01-2010, 03:10 PM
I'm working on finishing up on a Trade, first. I hope to play, tomorrow.

show us! we (the royal we, if no one else) need inspiration! :)

ok, 12 noon on the west coast of the u.s., so time to get in gear. i've been doing more backgrounds this week than i may ever use, after acquiring a bunch of old book pages and patterned tissue paper. also, second-hand and very cheaply, i ended up with a bunch of gouache, unusual rubber stamps, weird whimsies and Dover Press clipart collections, so i'm over-the-moon with exciting possibilities. :jiggy: i just don't know where to begin! after running some errands maybe my muse will have better direction.

Cat's Cradle
10-01-2010, 03:53 PM
I have some Fairy Arch pages I started for the swap that will be available after tomorrow, as I had to drop from the swap. I'll post them tomorrow night after I get them finished.

For today....haven't done any drawing or painting yet. Best get busy!

Just Ducky
10-01-2010, 04:14 PM
yikes... show me the car fax... oh wait, wrong commerical... show me the art...
seems we having a Friday melt down... but it's early yet...

my excuse for today ???? water leaks... under the house... wet.wet. and then it's wet..
cleaning up the yucky mess... went to town for new pipe fitting... now I pooped...
doing more clean up now and will work the repairs in the morning...

and I am going to make something this evening...:unsure: sure hope so...
I need a distraction from this home owner nitemare....

Lorraine, our Aussie hostess should be showing up real soon... ...

10-01-2010, 04:25 PM
I'm at work...finally remembered and found this thread...
I've PROMISED myself that I will work on swaps cards this weekend, now that it is October, but maybe I'll slip in some a-thon art if all goes well!

Looking forward to some eye candy at least...

10-01-2010, 04:42 PM
show us! we (the royal we, if no one else) need inspiration! :)

ok, 12 noon on the west coast of the u.s., so time to get in gear. i've been doing more backgrounds this week than i may ever use, after acquiring a bunch of old book pages and patterned tissue paper. also, second-hand and very cheaply, i ended up with a bunch of gouache, unusual rubber stamps, weird whimsies and Dover Press clipart collections, so i'm over-the-moon with exciting possibilities. :jiggy: i just don't know where to begin! after running some errands maybe my muse will have better direction.

Here's a Chunky Page for a trade just finished called
Let's Decorate

10-01-2010, 04:51 PM
The painter is here - he had a last minute opening today. Don't think I'll be able to start right at noon but I will as soon as I can. :)

Great! It's paint day...is he gonna make some atcs? :twitcy:

10-01-2010, 05:07 PM
I'm finally at home. It's a bit too late to start creating but I'll be here again tomorrow morning.

10-01-2010, 05:29 PM
Hi Ya all.. tis Saturday morning here...was gonna play last night but I am still unwell..so I went to bed ..but I will be playing today....:)

10-01-2010, 05:30 PM
Good Morning to You! Feel better...

10-01-2010, 05:31 PM
I got some new rubber stamps in the mail yesterday..:)

10-01-2010, 05:32 PM
I forgot to say..I have lost my voice..I think maybe the Duck nicked it..lol

10-01-2010, 05:33 PM
LOL - don't I wish! He was going to be here half a day but decided to stay the whole afternoon and get everything done - which is wonderful but it sure cut into my crafting. Then the fence guy called and was ready to come do the walk-around. So I realized I'm short on time it's a wet day and paint isn't drying very fast so I'm scrapping the whole credit card/paint technique and went for Alcohol inks cuz they dry fast. Here is my polished stone background for today's challenge. (Not really paint but I hope it's close enough.)


Now I gotta get supper and then I'll see what I can do with this background. I'm thinking I might have to dig out my Halloween stamps. :)

10-01-2010, 05:35 PM
Chardonnay - so sorry you are still under the weather. Glad to see you here anyway! If I could I'd teleport a hot bowl of homemade soup your way

10-01-2010, 05:43 PM
mmm..I wish you could to Kristin...
love your background..can't wait to see what ya do with it

10-01-2010, 05:59 PM
I've been playing with my prestamped/precut images all day!! I have a lot more to cut though....




10-01-2010, 06:04 PM
Kristin and T, you're on the ball! Can't wait to see what ya'll make.

10-01-2010, 06:09 PM
I've been playing with my prestamped/precut images all day!! I have a lot more to cut though....




I'd love a card made with that Pyramid one..hint hint..:D

10-01-2010, 06:16 PM
those are wonderful - what a collection!

10-01-2010, 06:32 PM
Kristin and T, you're on the ball! Can't wait to see what ya'll make.
I'm working on a few now. Hope to post something soon. ;)

I'd love a card made with that Pyramid one..hint hint..:D
I'll see what I can do! :D

those are wonderful - what a collection!

These are only a small selection of my stamps. I have over 3,000. :twitcy:

10-01-2010, 07:19 PM
I managed one hand drawn this afternoon. Called "Cardinal".

10-01-2010, 07:41 PM
yay i am here. gonna finish up a couple chunkies i'm working on and make some stuff for on here! challenge challenge i can hand draw stuff!

10-01-2010, 07:46 PM
Lovely cardinal, Pochadiva!

10-01-2010, 08:20 PM
Kudos to Pochadiva!

Got a little side-tracked from my polished stone background but I'll come back to it tomorrow. The background for these is one of my original photos digitally altered so that the flowers look poisonous for Halloween. (The altered photo was something I could work on today inbetween giving feed-back on the house painting.) I though vellum embellishments would be the right thing for these and kept the cards simple.

Vellum Bats

Vellum Cats

Vellum Spider

10-01-2010, 08:37 PM
here are a couple chunkies i finished for a trade tonight. gonna go make some more. cat themed!


10-01-2010, 08:40 PM
ok, finally getting off the computer to go be creative! (pesky internet, making these gatherings possible yet stealing the hours away...)

Just Ducky
10-01-2010, 09:35 PM
so.. ok... I done drawn 3 draw cards.. no easy task this drwning stuff...
now don't ya all trip over yourselfs .. I am sure they are gonna hang in my gallery for awhile... LOL.... an eye opener to move out of ones comfort box...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Oct___1.jpg Aussie # 1 TRADED.... thank you

Aussie # 2 TRADED..... Thank You

Aussie # 3 TRADED... thank you

10-01-2010, 09:50 PM
i want #2 ducky

10-01-2010, 11:14 PM
Beeps - great chunkies!

Ducky you met the challenge - great cards and hat's off to you!

Off to bed - I hope tomorrow has a lot more crafting in it for me. Night everyone!

Just Ducky
10-01-2010, 11:25 PM
nite nite Kristin... hope we can hit it hard tomorrow....

10-02-2010, 12:22 AM
Yay! I'll be playing tomorrow, tho I have to work on my submissions for an art show along the way . . .

10-02-2010, 12:24 AM
Great stuff, you guys!

Lorraine, you need to get better NOW! I had a lovely brown rice, zucchini and chard (with a bit of organic chicken added) soup for dinner, and wish I could send it to you. It was just what I needed after a wacky day at work.

10-02-2010, 12:29 AM
I have a couple of cool funky bird napkins from an art retreat last weekend (yes, I snatched clean ones to play with lol) and I plan to do something with them. Just what will remain to be seen. :D

10-02-2010, 12:37 AM
Ugh, thought I'd be able to do some cards for this today, but had to finish up a swap, then take Mom to doctor, then a meeting at church which is about 55 miles away...... NO TIME TO REALLY PLAY!! I WILL tomorrow tho. I have promised myself!

Great art posted today. I really envy all of you that can draw or paint. It takes me forever to do anything that I feel good about!

Beautiful cards all! G'night

Just Ducky
10-02-2010, 12:46 AM
HI Melissa and great to have another Michigander to play with ... catch ya in the morning...
and Helen gonna be fun to see what you do with the napkins Funky birds... super...
Jensaz... yes really hard when our real life mess'es with our fun time.. hope you can join in tomorrow... or Sunday... and don't forget we go till midnight MONDAY...

so nite nite ya all... and we all give Chardonnay a syber hug... get well gal...

10-02-2010, 01:04 AM
nite nite to you Ducky! And sending healing hugs (since I can't send soup) to our Lorraine.

I'm off to bed too. A long work day tomorrow, but I WILL have some time for doing a bit of art.

10-02-2010, 01:31 AM
Hi everyone :).

10-02-2010, 01:47 AM
Hi, sniisk!
I finished a couple cards but they are still too damp to put on the scanner.

10-02-2010, 02:20 AM
Here I the chunky book pages I started yesterday and finished this morning.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_C5.jpg ALAT #1 TRADED

10-02-2010, 02:51 AM
Hi Sanna...I love your little rabbit..:)

10-02-2010, 02:57 AM
Hi Lorraine, I hope you feel much better today and will create many new cards :).

Hi Linda, it's two hours more than your clock, almost 10 am here.

10-02-2010, 03:23 AM
Hi all I is back and I have piccies of my creations...
the first pics are some Christmas cards I made..but not for trade...

http://inlinethumb47.webshots.com/45358/2804226100040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2804226100040999427ergZUe)

http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/47412/2148503560040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2148503560040999427EjSWrn)

this is how the insides are
http://inlinethumb08.webshots.com/40327/2713612450040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2713612450040999427vcnZiE)

10-02-2010, 03:26 AM
now here are my first 3 ATC's for trading... the first one isn't stamped but I couldn't resist it....the Duck has first dibs on it....

#001 http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/33757/2317153640040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2317153640040999427JiYzkV) TRADED TO THE DUCK

#002 http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/9452/2541208670040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2541208670040999427jnEXow) TRADED

#003 http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/43962/2115387910040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2115387910040999427UzjOsF)

10-02-2010, 04:59 AM
Linda, I have made two black bird chunkies now. Do you want to choose or do you want to have a surprise?

10-02-2010, 05:00 AM
Wonderful art as always.

I didn't get a chance to play yesterday.

Hopefully i'll get a few done today.

Here is my first:
Flower Garden 1 - Distress ink on acrylic paper background, Kuratake brush markers, Letraset marker, letraset pro markers. The flower element has been cut out and glued to the background. Traded

10-02-2010, 05:05 AM
very pretty ads..

10-02-2010, 06:17 AM
OK, Lindas chunky book page is in the envelope. Here are three more from me.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_C6.jpg ALAT #4 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_C9.jpg ALAT #5 TRADED

If someone has any chunky book page wishes, let me know. I can make some today and then I'll start to concentrate on ATCs :).

10-02-2010, 06:21 AM
Lovely chunky book pages Sanna.

Flower Garden 2 - Distress ink on acrylic paper. Stamped images with distress ink to give a shadowy effect. , kuratake, scroll and brush pen, letraset marker, letraset pro markers. The flower element has been cut out and glued to the background. Traded

10-02-2010, 07:48 AM
here are my latest 2 cards...

#004 http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/38170/2848938040040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2848938040040999427GYHAgc) TRADED

#005 http://inlinethumb08.webshots.com/5511/2196357150040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2196357150040999427SLoiIx) TRADED

10-02-2010, 08:27 AM
wahooo I didn't know this was all happening this weekend, Lynne told me. i will try later today, or tomorrow, but Monday looks good for me. see ya all later.

10-02-2010, 08:52 AM
Velvet Rose - Available

Black Velver Technique
The rose was drawn using a pale gery Polychromos pencil. I used Polychromos pencils throughout for colouring and shading. Dip the pencil into Sansodor (odourless white spirit), and colour and shade with the pencils. The Sansodor softens the pencils. Practice on scrap card to get you dipping time right. When finished I sprayed with a fixitive. This technique gives a soft velvet look to the finished piece.

Just Ducky
10-02-2010, 10:00 AM
oh pretty... Sanna love the chunkys... going to work a couple for today also..
and ADs love your latest rose... reallllll pretty
see we got Linnes working on some things... and oh oh... Joss is peeking...:jiggy:

so off with the computer and back to THE table for crafty stuff...

Cat's Cradle
10-02-2010, 10:12 AM
I managed a HD card last night, but not for trade. So, I met the challenge!

I'll have a couple of chunkies later today.

10-02-2010, 10:45 AM
Another one I started late last night and just finished called: "Apple and Vase with Flowers"(traded). I added some outlining which is a much better finished look.

10-02-2010, 10:49 AM
Good morning! You've been busy! I'm getting ready for work but have a couple of backgrounds ready....

Have a fabulous creative day, everyone!

10-02-2010, 11:12 AM
Here comes some ATCs. I used my new rubber stamps (the babies) and borrowed one stamp from one of my friends.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/3_62.jpg ALAT #7 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/3_56.jpg ALAT #9 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_101.jpg ALAT #10 TRADED

10-02-2010, 11:46 AM
By the way, did you know that it is World Cardmaking Day today? I found this information from the internet few hours ago but forgot to say it here.

10-02-2010, 11:46 AM
Morning everyone! After a busy day yesterday on less than 3 hours sleep I went to bed early last night, slept in this morning and if felt gooooood! Now I have my cup of tea and I'm ready to craft. So much great art while I slept - it's very inspiring!

10-02-2010, 12:06 PM
One more ATC.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_103.jpg ALAT #11 TRADED

10-02-2010, 12:40 PM
A lottle late but I am in the the game now.

10-02-2010, 12:41 PM
me and typing...i do know how to spell

10-02-2010, 01:40 PM
Here is a series of chunkies for today:

Candy Corn BatCat - TRADED

Spooky BatCat - TRADED

Trick-or-Treat BatCat

10-02-2010, 02:09 PM
Here are my woodland animal gentlemen I was working on last night - not currently for trade because they have wooed me so!
54213 This masked fellow couldn't rightfully be called a gentleman--he has a 5:00 shadow and steals hearts everywhere he goes! But he is, indeed, a gentleman at heart...Maybe someday he will settle down.

54214 This elderly gent needs a name, any ideas? Alone and weary from years of hard work (he's a self-made lumber tycoon), he pines for a lady-friend with whom to share his later years.

10-02-2010, 02:16 PM
Thank you Linnes!

Introducing . . .COUNT SPOOKULA! Polished stone background over stamped with archival ink will collaged image.

Count Spookula #1 - traded

Count Spookula #2

Count Spookula #3 - TRADED

10-02-2010, 02:18 PM
Wow fun stuff here. I don't know if I'll get motivated or not. My junque journal is calling to me more than the a-thon right now if I do anything. Don't know how I'll feel later....

Ohh and I do have a lot of stuff in my different available galleries to trade.

10-02-2010, 03:02 PM
My last Chunky book pages today.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_C10.jpg ALAT #12 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_C11.jpg ALAT #13 TRADED

10-02-2010, 03:07 PM
And my last ATC today.

10-02-2010, 05:06 PM
wow..you have all been busy whilst I slept..:)

Just Ducky
10-02-2010, 05:18 PM
see what happens when you over on the other side of the world ????
glad to see you up Lorraine and hoping you feeling much better...

I have spent my WHOle day doing just 2 chunkys... don't know why I have a mental block on making these 4x4's but they just kick my butty....
and now of coarse I so exceited to catch up on the thread I forgot to load my chunks...
so I be back....

Cat's Cradle
10-02-2010, 05:21 PM
Man, oh, man. I've got to get busy. We had lunch at the ILs today, and I was plum worn out and snoozed for 3 hours after we got home! Let's see what I can do to finish up these chunky fairy arches.

10-02-2010, 05:21 PM
hey the Duck is in da house..:D

10-02-2010, 05:30 PM
Mornin' Chardonnay!

Here are 2 more chunkies: Polished stone background over stamped with archival ink and a little bit of bing. Please note that these are light weight chunkies on 4 layers of cardstock (not chipboard.)

Spooky Raven chunky- TRADED

Green Eyed chunky - TRADED

Just Ducky
10-02-2010, 05:46 PM
oh man... ok... here my 2 chunks of the day... and then I gotta do supper, if it's still
worth anything... I smell it burning... but I DO have more important things to do ya no . lol there's more to life then eating...:unsure:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Aussie_chunk_1.jpg Aussie # 4

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Aussie_chunk_2.jpg Aussie # 5 didn't add the hole or dangles.. I can if you want them

ok.... I should be back in about an hour... maybe sooner is dinner is a burn-out

10-02-2010, 06:02 PM
One more BatCat chunky:

Spidy BatCat- TRADED

10-02-2010, 06:24 PM
how did i miss seeing that this was going on? ackkk...now im almost 2 days behind and nothing prepared! dang it!

Just Ducky
10-02-2010, 07:57 PM
ahhh come on Amy, you can catch up... and no one is ever behind on our fun weekends anyways... look at me.. been here over 2 days and still only got 5 things done.:twitcy:

so sure hope to move a tad faster tomorrow and YIKES... we even got Monday for our
show and tell marathon...:jiggy:

10-02-2010, 08:05 PM
i know...but i have 3 swaps i need to finish and get in the mail on monday! dont know if ill get to anything else. maybe monday if i can get these swaps done...keep your fingers crossed!

10-02-2010, 09:03 PM
Oh Gosh I almost missed this, I better get to work! Have some new piggy stamps I want to try out.

10-02-2010, 09:40 PM
Late start, but I am working . . .

10-02-2010, 10:41 PM
2 more chunkies from me:

Woof or Treat!-traded (The doggie on this is from a note card another artist sent me.)

Spider's Thread
The background for this is one of my original photos digitally altered. Over-stamped and heat embossed, die cut spider with a little bling. LE of 2

10-02-2010, 10:49 PM
So, I made this for Sanna (if she wants it) Have another in the making but not sure it'll be finished tonight.

Here is a Christmas theme chunky for the ALAT

54263 FRONT

54264 BACK

Collage, w/dangly (jingle bells and a little flat package)

10-02-2010, 11:21 PM
Okay Up and running, Please PM me if you'd like to trade :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Smells_like_Fish.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180600) Smells Like Fish

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Piggly_Wiggly.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180601) Piggly Wiggly Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Imagine.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180602) Imagine

10-02-2010, 11:26 PM
My first 3 for today.

#006 http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/45522/2569038040040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2569038040040999427WgNKYp)

#007 http://inlinethumb34.webshots.com/21153/2053871230040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2053871230040999427nAMqYw)

#008 http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/46301/2280602200040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2280602200040999427nyfyZR)

Just Ducky
10-03-2010, 12:09 AM
I have got to make more in the morning.... I want some cards you guys showing...
Kristin, you doing so great with all your chunkys....
and Jensaz... love the Christmas one you did for Sanna.... lovely job

RobbyGirl... sure hope I can show and tell something for you in the morning....
and then there is Lorraine... she showing naked men... and he has 4 legs, poor guy....

10-03-2010, 12:40 AM
Here is my last chunky for the day:

Almost sleep walking here. Night everyone! See you tomorrow. :)

10-03-2010, 01:03 AM
here are my latest 3 offerings

#009 http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/12256/2715736850040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2715736850040999427ldLRTP)

#010 http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/22300/2418100760040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2418100760040999427dQHpdq)

#011 http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/45115/2987588460040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2987588460040999427AMRlOQ)

10-03-2010, 01:08 AM
I have got to make more in the morning.... I want some cards you guys showing...
Kristin, you doing so great with all your chunkys....
and Jensaz... love the Christmas one you did for Sanna.... lovely job

RobbyGirl... sure hope I can show and tell something for you in the morning....
and then there is Lorraine... she showing naked men... and he has 4 legs, poor guy....

4 legs??? I thought he had 5...oh,,it's not a leg??

Just Ducky
10-03-2010, 01:09 AM
Kristin, you worse then me... it's after 1 am and we both here.... but you still creating and I just doing nuttin...
oh oh ... lorraine made a funny ......lol

10-03-2010, 01:20 AM
Hey everyone! Fun art you've been creating! I have nothing completed, but still have some weekend left.

Now I'm off to bed so I can get up and work tomorrow too. sigh. ;)

10-03-2010, 01:27 AM
Wonderful art everyone. I got 3 more done yesterday but haven't scanned them yet so will do so after i've had my first cup of tea of the day.

10-03-2010, 02:03 AM
Fantasy Flower 1 - Traded
Fantasy Flower 2 - Available
Fantasy Flower 3 - Available

Distress ink on acrylic paper, Faber Castell PITT pen and Letraset Pro markers.

10-03-2010, 02:22 AM
ads your cards are awesome..:)

10-03-2010, 02:24 AM
here are my latest 2

#012 http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/44044/2629113160040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2629113160040999427adUykz)

#013 http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/35197/2770810430040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2770810430040999427KpObKM) TRADED

10-03-2010, 02:50 AM
Morning everyone :).

10-03-2010, 03:09 AM
morning Sanna

10-03-2010, 03:30 AM
Good morning all.

10-03-2010, 03:35 AM
Well darn another day long gone. I see some pretty a-thon art this weekend. The only art I did was to set up a chunky trade. I hope I actually make something tomorrow. I just don't know where the day goes.

I do know I spent a large portion of the day trying to figure out where all the money goes. It's just impossible to get ahead of the bills :( Ohh well we are still doing a lot better than most, and we have a loving family so I'm not really complaining. See you all tomorrow. hugs...

10-03-2010, 05:25 AM
The first ATCs today.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_45.jpg ALAT #16 TRADED

10-03-2010, 07:12 AM
halllooo to the duckster and char way over the other side of the ponds, and to all you keen kids. I don't do stamping or chunkies and don't have any inchies or twinchies either, so made some new cards anyway, as you said 'anything goes'.
here they are...

54279 aussie a thon #1

54280 aussie a thon #2

54281 aussie a thon #3

54282 aussie a thon #4

10-03-2010, 10:14 AM
Good Morning!

10-03-2010, 10:14 AM
Hi Robin :).

10-03-2010, 10:24 AM
Good morning everyone! As soon as my scanner and computer start talking, I'll have a couple to upload. :D

10-03-2010, 10:28 AM
g'day to all our friends 'down under'.

54283 #5

54284 #6

54285 #7

10-03-2010, 10:47 AM
Here's what I have so far...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Rainbow_bird.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180675) Rainbow Bird (TRADED) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Red_flower.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180676) Red Flower (TRADED) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_X_bird.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180677) X Bird (TRADED) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_pretty_time.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180678) Pretty Time (TRADED)

10-03-2010, 10:48 AM
Good morning! Wonderful art listed above...I've made two twinchies to trade as a set
Fall kitties twinchie and http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/363/small/1_fall_kitties_twinchies_WEB.jpg
Tickle Twinchie (dog)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/363/small/1_tickle_twinchie_WEB.jpg

10-03-2010, 10:52 AM
Wonderful art to start the day!

10-03-2010, 11:07 AM
Poo! I need to get ready for work so will check back in with you all later.

10-03-2010, 12:01 PM
Managed another this morning. My vintage children's books come in handy. This one is called: Hitching a Ride (traded).

10-03-2010, 12:52 PM
A few Halloween Cards. PM me if you'd like to trade.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Happy_Owlween.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180688) Happy Owlween

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Cat_Witch.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180689) Cat Witch

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Halloween_Skullie.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180690)

10-03-2010, 01:04 PM
Got busy with my scissors and glue and put this one together called: "Opposites Attract".

Just Ducky
10-03-2010, 02:08 PM
looks like a lot of go-go gals just going to town here today...
hi everyONE... beautiful work ....

Sanna, hi my friend... wonderful cards, as always... do you ever have a bad day ??

oh and I missed JOSS... sure gonna hit ya up for a trade gal... get ready..:jiggy:
Ginabee... love love your twinchies... was going to try a couple ... but now I have moved to a different idea... did couple chunkys yesterday and about did me in... lol
and I see our Helen was busy last nite.. great cards gal, and hope you don't over work that day job gal... need more art from ya...
RobbyGirl... you really going wild... I better get to cutting and catch up with ya all..
Linnes... anything goes at anytime... and it's good cause I am still scratching my head as to which way I going...
Pochadiva... great cards friend... and sure hope WE get a trade this weekend..

10-03-2010, 02:11 PM
Nancy, I have lot of bad days but I try to avoid showing them here :). It's a bad day if I'm not here...

10-03-2010, 02:23 PM
OK, tomorrow is going to be a bad day. I have to work again. Friday was a terrible day (working 8.30am-11pm) and I really hope I'll have shorter day tomorrow. And I'll sure have because I want to create something in the evening.

Time to say good night and keep making many new cards :).

Just Ducky
10-03-2010, 02:36 PM
Nite Sanna...
I have just one card for show and tell.. had 2 but one traded already....:jiggy:
and now I going to turn away from this computer and get busy again... I WILL be back..

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Aussie___7.jpg Aussie # 7
I used a German Scrap image I received from Dianne.. these are so pretty

10-03-2010, 03:16 PM
I thought that an Aussie A Thon would be about Australia - so I did aboriginal-style art. Here it is:
#1 Fish - traded
#2 Moon and Venus
#3 Turtle - traded

10-03-2010, 03:43 PM
Here are some inchies for today's challenge:

Halloween inchies - traded

10-03-2010, 04:00 PM
"This is a stupid costume!" said the Frog to the Fly.

Stupid Costume twinchies - traded as a set - LE of 2

10-03-2010, 04:17 PM
And a chunky I started yesterday:

That Costume - traded

Text reads: Are you really going to make me wear that costume?

10-03-2010, 05:10 PM
wow..you have all made some awesome cards....

well I have been trying my Hand at Iris folding....I am doing an iris folded card.....I will post a pic when I finish...

10-03-2010, 05:11 PM
whoops..I forgot to say Morning all..:D:D

10-03-2010, 05:11 PM
Here is a semi-October themed card called: Apples for Bobbing (traded). Hand drawn watercolor, pen & ink.

10-03-2010, 05:15 PM
I made these the other night and posted in my gallery, but forgot to post them here. LOL



10-03-2010, 05:39 PM
I'm nervous watching the Padre game so am distracting myself. Here is another card called: Hors d'oeuvre Size

10-03-2010, 05:43 PM
What awesome art is being shown today in the thread! Sorry to be missing but I had to help unload the trailer with another load from our Florida house. Pooped, lol. Hope to play again, we still have MONDAY.

Just Ducky
10-03-2010, 06:01 PM
howdy everyone... more great stuff showing up...
hay, Jo on the Go... great Aussie cards gal... and your idea of doing Aussie cards is a great thought... just might see what I can do tomorrow for our Aussie hostess..:twitcy:

oh Ginabee... you still moving gal ??? never ends. and just think, you still gotta put all that stuff someplace..
Hi Threresa, glad you got your cards up.. yep, I have done that lots..
and keep cool on watching your game Pochadiva.. we want more from ya tonight...

And.. LAST... hello Lorraine... and see?????? I did get some cards done today.. :swoon:

10-03-2010, 06:05 PM
"Snoozin', on a Sunday afternoon..." :sleep: Yeah, I was napping instead of creating. I was helpless to resist it! So I have nothing new, though I do love what you've all been doing! I have to embark on a book-binding project now so I might not get any other stuff posted in the thon...But who knows.

10-03-2010, 06:06 PM
some?? Ionly saw one..Nancy....I made 13,,:D

10-03-2010, 06:08 PM
oh...Kitties..:D..just saw'em in your gallery..:D:D

Just Ducky
10-03-2010, 06:11 PM
my 4 little kittens... the images are cut from this really neat greeting card..

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Aussie___9.jpg Aussie # 9
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Aussie___10.jpg Aussie # 10

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Aussie___11.jpg Aussie # 11
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Aussie___12.jpg Aussie # 12

10-03-2010, 06:15 PM
very sweet Nancy..:D

10-03-2010, 06:17 PM
Oh my shock horror...:shocked: did u actually use some border sticker on one??lol :biglaugh:

Just Ducky
10-03-2010, 06:25 PM
HAY... I used precious STICkers on 3 of them cards...;)

10-03-2010, 06:42 PM
ohhhhh..Precious......My precious stickers.....lol....have u been watching Lord of the Rings??lol

10-03-2010, 07:06 PM
Another card to view is called: Greetings.

10-03-2010, 07:08 PM
Oh boy - where's Gandolf when you need him?

Here are a few ATCs I started this morning.

Bobbing for Apples

Candy Corn Friends

The Gang - traded

Hand stamped and colored with water-based markers.

10-03-2010, 07:18 PM
very cute Kristin..:)

10-03-2010, 07:49 PM
love the hedgehogs! just precious!

10-03-2010, 08:43 PM
Thank you!

10-03-2010, 08:43 PM
What fun art you have been creating today! I just got home and need to relax a bit before I work on more cards.

10-03-2010, 10:15 PM
Need to call it an early night here but I plan to play tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for another fun day!

10-03-2010, 11:01 PM
My latest entry is called: Please Don't Take His Hat Off!"(traded)

10-03-2010, 11:08 PM
hi ya all well I just made my first ever Iris folded card..this isn't for trade..I just wanted to share it with ya all...

http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/47779/2222326280040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2222326280040999427FOrqcs)

10-03-2010, 11:30 PM
That's a cool card, Lorraine!

10-03-2010, 11:35 PM
I've done a few more... using an old calculus book - a recent find at a book sale that they gave me for fee since it was falling apart. I like how the pages blend with the beeswax. I just love beeswax! happy sigh. Oh! And a couple more funky birds using the same napkin. The colors are brighter in person...
Ducky has first choice.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Exploring.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180854) Exploring (TRADED) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_U_bird.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180855) U Bird http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_V_bird.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180856) V Bird (TRADED)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Z_bird.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=180857) Z Bird (TRADED-to the Duck)

10-03-2010, 11:42 PM
Here are some inchies and twinchies for the day

54336 - TRADED

54337 - Halloween twinchies - AVAILABLE

10-04-2010, 12:04 AM
cool cards Helen..

10-04-2010, 12:12 AM
This should do it for today. Here is my last card this evening called: Temptation.

Have a restful sleep and dream creatively everyone.

10-04-2010, 01:10 AM
Hi everyone :). I'm working today but will upload my latest cards in the evening.

10-04-2010, 02:55 AM
Well I made a PIF recipe card, colored in an atc I drew a long time ago, and did two scrapbook page, unfortunately none of it is for trade....

10-04-2010, 06:40 AM
happy Monday to you all from grey rainy London town!
Here are thethree of the six I have just finished today. I printed acrylics randomly, then cut them out and made shapes- sort of a rorschach avtivity.

54349 #8

54350 #9

54351 #10

10-04-2010, 06:43 AM
and the other three. yahoo, off i go to trade trade trade, as there are such wonderful cards on show!

54352 #11

54353 #12

54354 #13

10-04-2010, 08:50 AM
More aborigine style
#4 Horse Aborigine Style
#5 In the Outback - traded
#6 Outback Sunrise
#7 Rolling River

Cat's Cradle
10-04-2010, 11:38 AM
Wow. All I've managed this weekend is to finish swap cards and drool all over my laptop.

Doesn't look like I'm gonna get any done for trading this weekend. :( There are some seriously awesome cards here!!!

10-04-2010, 12:27 PM
Two more chunky book pages.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/medium/2_C11.jpg ALAT #20 TRADED

10-04-2010, 12:53 PM
#8 Snake
#9 Outback Pals
#10 Roo

10-04-2010, 01:12 PM
Mornin' everyone! Or I gues it's afternoon but feels like morning to me. ;) Gotta go catch up on all the art I missed while I slept the day away.

10-04-2010, 02:04 PM
Well, got home from work and peeked in to drool over the lovlies before heading off to bed! Beautiful artwork!

10-04-2010, 03:03 PM
Roxanne and Ramses are back . . .

Roxanne Loves Halloween - traded
(Chocolate is her favorite!)

Ramses Faces His Fear
(Ramses is afraid of bats and spiders!)

10-04-2010, 04:27 PM
I think I heard something about an Aussie challenge for today so here are my contributions:

The Voyage of Your Dreams


(Not scanning well as a result of the buttons.)

10-04-2010, 08:15 PM
Great art everyone. I feel so slow . . . I have supports and backgrounds done, but nothing finished. I'm still truckin along tho . . . need stuff done by Thursday.

10-04-2010, 09:35 PM
Just got home from rushing Calvin to the animal emergency. (Calvin is my avatar.) He has a history of being blocked and it happened again and tonight I realized that we had a problem. It's something I know to watch for but I'm just glad I caught it in time. Since it's happened again we start talking about surgery now. The earliest Calvin will be home is Wednesday. My poor little muse isn't doing so well and I'm feeling kinda sad without him so I don't think I'll be very creative tonight.

However - a great big "THANK YOU" to both of our hostesses! This was a lot of fun to celebrate Labor Day down under! I always enjoy these weekends. My gallery is up to date and I'm always game for some last minute trades. :)

10-04-2010, 09:46 PM
Just got home from rushing Calvin to the animal emergency. (Calvin is my avatar.) He has a history of being blocked and it happened again and tonight I realized that we had a problem. It's something I know to watch for but I'm just glad I caught it in time. Since it's happened again we start talking about surgery now. The earliest Calvin will be home is Wednesday. My poor little muse isn't doing so well and I'm feeling kinda sad without him so I don't think I'll be very creative tonight.

However - a great big "THANK YOU" to both of our hostesses! This was a lot of fun to celebrate Labor Day down under! I always enjoy these weekends. My gallery is up to date and I'm always game for some last minute trades. :)

Kristen, so sorry to hear your little guy isn't feeling well. I will affirm that he will be back and feeling "Calvin-ish" again VERY soon!!

Just Ducky
10-04-2010, 09:48 PM
JO.. them some great Aussie cards... might have to beg on ya a bit for another one..

Linnes and Sanna... you gals still going strong.. super love both the inchies and chunkys..

Kristin... darn you just had to do more Roxie and Ramses... they so dang cute..
and so sorry to hear of your sick kitty.... sending along some kitty prayers...

10-04-2010, 09:49 PM
Just got home from rushing Calvin to the animal emergency. (Calvin is my avatar.) He has a history of being blocked and it happened again and tonight I realized that we had a problem. It's something I know to watch for but I'm just glad I caught it in time. Since it's happened again we start talking about surgery now. The earliest Calvin will be home is Wednesday. My poor little muse isn't doing so well and I'm feeling kinda sad without him so I don't think I'll be very creative tonight.

Oh, I hope Calvin is OK! He's my favorite cat...still have the photo of him right here on my desk from many years ago.

Just Ducky
10-04-2010, 09:58 PM
so this is the last from me for the Aussie Labor Day... and I did Labor all day...all days...
and darn it... I knew I was going to make something today... forgot what it was... and now after seeing Jo's and KESagers Aussie cards, I remember... (too late)
so this is what I come up with... butterflies... boy how orginal is that...:unsure:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Aussie_13.jpg Aussie # 13 TRADED thank you
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_aussie_14.jpg Aussie # 14 TRADED thank you
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Aussie_15.jpg Aussie # 15 TRADED thank you

10-04-2010, 11:32 PM
How did I miss this. I must have been asleep. You have all created some great art.

Just Ducky
10-05-2010, 12:33 AM
well it's after the midnight hour:unsure: so guess I am done playing with ya all in
Chardonnay's LABOR DAY down-under fun weekend..
it was fun, made some cards... traded some cards... even meet a couple new people and that is always a fun thing...

thanks going out to all you gals that came and played... and thanks to you gals that just stopped by to cheer us on... catch ya the next time...:jiggy:

yea, I know... you out WEST gals still got a couple hours for your show and tell...
and don't worry, if you get or got things done by your midnite hour you can still load them
later .... we don't watch the clock that close... this is fun time...

10-05-2010, 12:46 AM
Well... this west coast girl isn't going to get anything else done tonight. But this has been a fun weekend, and I got a few things created and some fun trades. And I have some pm's I still haven't gotten to! :eek:

Thanks to our FABULOUS hostesses!!!! Chardonnay, I sure hope you're feeling better by now. And Ducky, you are always a treat! Hugs for you both!

10-05-2010, 01:07 AM
Wish I had gotten to play a bit more, but I enjoyed following the thread and all the great art that was done.

Thank you Chardonnay and Ducky for an Awesome Aussie Weekend!

10-05-2010, 01:21 AM
Oh dear Calvin, I hope he is feeling better soon!

10-05-2010, 01:23 AM
LOL Well I didn't get anything in on this but I enjoyed the eye candy. Thank you ladies... I am still thinking I want to participate in the Fall CBAT if we have one.... ;)

10-05-2010, 01:28 AM
Thank you for our hosts! It was a fun weekend :).

10-05-2010, 01:30 AM
Fall CBAT? I could organize one if someone wants it. I got an idea yesterday :).

10-05-2010, 02:01 AM
Here are my available Chunky pages.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_C3.jpg ALAT #2

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_C4.jpg ALAT #3

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_C8.jpg ALAT #6

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/medium/1_C13.jpg ALAT #19 TRADED

And ATCs.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_59.jpg ALAT #8

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_106.jpg ALAT #14 ON HOLD

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_49.jpg ALAT #15

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_18.jpg ALAT #17

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_3.jpg ALAT #18

10-05-2010, 09:51 AM
Thank you so much for hosting Ladies! I was only able to play a little but enjoyed the time none-the-less!

10-05-2010, 01:45 PM
Thanks to everyone for their well wishes. The proceedure went well, the blood work is good and the Doc is happy with how Calvin is doing. They will pull the cath tonight and watch him for 12 hours. If all of that goes well Judd will work half day in the office, pick Calvin up and work the rest of the day from home tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have my baby back by afternoon. :)

10-05-2010, 04:42 PM
Kristin best wishes for Calvin's speedy recovery!

10-05-2010, 08:12 PM
that is good news Kristin.hugs...

Just Ducky
10-05-2010, 09:48 PM
I know it's quiet in your house with Calvin at the vet... but here's hoping this time tomorrow the noisy one we be back on the prowl...

10-06-2010, 01:19 AM
Another fun a-thon under my belt thanks to your gracious hostesses....Thanks!

10-06-2010, 03:07 PM
Thank you everyone - it means so much to me. Calvin blocked again this morning so they scheduled him for surgery this afternoon. If all goes well the earliest he can come home will be some time on Friday. In a very small percentage the surgery doesn't work but for most cats it solves the problem permanently. From what I can tell this is not going to be the easiest recovery but once he is recovered he should have a better quality of life. It's going to be a bit of a long haul but hopefully it will all be worth it.

Update: Just got word he came through the surgery fine. :)

10-06-2010, 06:31 PM
Update: Just got word he came through the surgery fine. :)

Great News!!!!

Just Ducky
10-06-2010, 11:46 PM
glad for the update Kristin... and my KoKo had no problem with this surgery he was back to being a CAT the next day... and he was 9 year old ... so hoping/wishing Calvin clicks back for you really soon...

10-07-2010, 05:02 PM
So far so good - the Doc says they are going to send him home tomorrow. (Friday) Spent today getting the cat room ready for him - he will be quarantined at least 2 weeks.

update: Calvin is becoming so inccorrigible they are sending him home tonight. That's my boy! (I'm taking this as a good sign that he is feeling well enough to let his wishes known.) :)

10-07-2010, 06:33 PM
Hurray Calvin! Thanks hostesses for the fun arting!

Just Ducky
10-07-2010, 08:36 PM
way to go Calvin, show them whos boss of the cat...
don't understand quarantine... why ???? and how is that gonna work...:unsure:
Calvin in a room... alone... lots of luck on that going well...:rolleyes:
and you have mentioned before that Calvin is focal ?????
they will have to put you on drugs after a couple days..... LOL....

10-08-2010, 05:27 PM
Calvin has to be in a room alone because 1 - he's not supposed to jump til his stiches are out - like that's even possible with a cat but the room he is in is the best I can do. 2 - I have to watch his litter box and make sure he is using it etc. etc. (and he needs special litter too til the stiches are out.)

Soon after getting him settled in his room last night – while we were eating supper - he removed the collar that prevents him from chewing his stitches. When we walked into the room he had such a pleased and happy expression on his face. Needless to say the collar went right back on.

All things considered he has had a good day today and is extremely happy to be home. If he heals well he gets the stiches and collar removed on the 19th and then life starts to go back to normal. Seems like forever til then - I will be dancing a jig if we really can get it done on the 19th.

I am so far behind on getting my trades out. I want to chunk up the chunkies a little more - worked on that today while Calvin napped. I'm going to try to get everything finished and mailed asap.

Really appreciate everyone's well wishes. Ducky's right - I think you're going to have to peel me off the ceiling when this is over but really all things considered today was encouraging.

Just Ducky
10-08-2010, 10:30 PM
so, anyone taking bets on who is going to win the battle of the Cat verses women ???

sure wishing Calvin fast healing... and his mama quiet nights....:swoon:
battle of wills... we are talking a CAT here not a dog.... and as "they" say...

a dog comes when you call him. A CAt will take a message and get back with you.....

10-09-2010, 10:44 AM
So true!