View Full Version : Marie Antoinette Swap - Due May 2nd

03-04-2008, 09:09 PM
Signup Date - April 11th
Withdraw date - May 2nd
Swap Due Date - May 2nd
Number of Cards - 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of participants - Unlimited

All cards were mailed 5/3. Thank you for participating!

"...the feeling of devine excess was infectious" - Lynne Perrella/Somerset Studio

Known for her extravagance Marie Antoinette was admired by many.
This swap is all about her and her lavish lifestyle!

Creating Cards - All mediums are welcome granted the guidelines below are followed.
* All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5” and well constructed.
* No heavy or bulky embellishments. PM me if you are unsure.
* All cards must be different and distinct. Originals only - no scanned copies or prints.
* Please no direct cut and pastes of images. All printed images must be altered in some way.
* Please send work you are proud of and demonstrate your best workmanship! Time, effort and attention to detail will be considered when swapping out the cards.

Mailing Cards - All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves. Please include username and swap name on all envelopes.

* International participants – Please keep in mind it can take up to two weeks for me to receive international mail. I will cover your postage and return envelope. Please pm your address when you pm for mine.

* US Participants – Please include a (clearly written) self addressed envelope with username and name of swap written on the back. Do not send small return address labels in lieu of a clearly written address. Please include 62 cents minimum LOOSE postage. Unused postage will be returned.

* Please do not send bubble envelopes or for returns!!!

General Info - All cards are due in my hands by the due date. Late cards will be returned. I will update the thread when I receive your cards but please allow 48 hours for trader ratings. Please send a PM if you need to withdraw. I will send one reminder PM (two weeks out for international, one week for local).

Photo pools are created for all my swaps for the enjoyment of the participants. It is updated periodically thoughout the swap and of course, credit is given to each participant. By signing up for the swap you are agreeing to have your cards displayed in the photo pool.

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.

**Click here to view all cards created for this swap!** (http://flickr.com/photos/blueskysunburn/sets/72157604295221935/)

1. egrobeck - New York (3)
2. merricat - Alabama
3. stellacometa - Italy
4. knesi07 - New York
5. goatgoddess - Texas
6. woclovers - District of Columbia
7. electablue - Texas
8. purplecat - United Kingdom
9. irishrose - California
10. citykitten - Australia
11. cairnlae - South Carolina
12. stormarela - Canada

blue - received
gray - withdrew

03-04-2008, 09:13 PM
*grumble, grumble* I had sworn off swaps....but this is SOOOO tempting!!

psssttt....postage is going up before your returns are due - you may want to up your SASE postage requirement. :)

03-04-2008, 09:15 PM
Oh! I didn't think about that! Thanks merricat! I will do that now.

Let me know if you can't resist the temptation!

03-04-2008, 09:18 PM
Oh wait May 2nd, I think it's going up the 12th....but it might be a good idea just in case! :):) And I'll probably cave at some point so I'll let you know!

03-05-2008, 07:49 AM
well, I have materials from the chunky book swap going on - so why not? go ahead, sign me up! thanks!

03-05-2008, 09:41 AM
Welcome egrobeck!

03-08-2008, 03:15 PM
bumping to the top. I guess if the is no more interest soon I will have to cancel. :(

03-09-2008, 12:38 AM
I'll join!!! It's too good to pass up! Admin's going to update the front page soon and I had recommended your swap for the front page - maybe more people will sign up then! :):)

03-09-2008, 12:54 AM
You've been added.

Cool deal! Thanks!! I don't have any pics for it in the first post. Do I need to add some in order to be able to have it there?

03-09-2008, 12:59 AM
OY grabbed one from the gallery - I think it was Purplecat's.

03-09-2008, 01:02 AM
Oh good! Hopefully we will get some participants. Thanks again!

03-09-2008, 07:33 AM
I'd like to join this one too :)

03-09-2008, 09:18 AM
welcome stellacometa!

03-09-2008, 09:52 AM
I keep thinking about joining, but I am supposed to be doing other things! I may be back.

03-09-2008, 10:16 AM
Okay, just let me know. :)

03-09-2008, 04:28 PM
put me down for this one. i wanted to do the chunky book, but not enough itrader...this will be a good sub.

03-09-2008, 06:19 PM
Your on the list knesi07!

03-09-2008, 07:10 PM
Ohhh I didn't see this earlier - wanted to sign up for the chunky book one but already had two others going at that the time so this is perfect.

please sign me up :)

03-09-2008, 07:12 PM
Welcome to the swap goatgoddess!

03-11-2008, 01:25 PM
I would like to join if you will have me, I love love love M.A.!

03-11-2008, 03:28 PM
Welcome Woclovers!

03-11-2008, 03:37 PM

Can I join? I hope so as I already made my cards!

03-11-2008, 03:43 PM
Sure! Welcome!

03-18-2008, 09:09 AM
Just checking in. How is everyone coming on their cards?

Plenty of room if anyone else would like to join.

03-18-2008, 09:31 AM
OK put me on the list, I was waiting until I had caught up a bit, but in truth, as soon as that happens along comes more! Anyways as my card is on the front page for this I guess I had better join in! lol.

03-18-2008, 10:04 AM
haven't started mine yet, but have my ideas in my head. going on vacation this week, so i'm busy getting caught up on "real" work and getting packed. will make mine as soon as i'm back.

03-18-2008, 11:40 AM
Welcome purplecat!

Thanks for the update knesi!

03-23-2008, 12:29 AM
I took a stab at at a "Marie Antoinette" card last night (well, er....not literally) and I just have to sign up for this one!

03-23-2008, 03:34 PM
ok, my cards are done and going postal tomorrow, here's a sneaky peeky


03-23-2008, 06:34 PM
welcome irishrose!

Great cards egrobeck! I like how you did the dress in the middle one.

03-26-2008, 04:57 PM
I finally got my cards for the swap done, I was going to hand draw/paint them but have ended up doing collage!

3060 3061

03-28-2008, 10:36 AM
My cards are ready to go!
Here they are:

03-28-2008, 02:43 PM
great cards stellacometa!

03-28-2008, 08:47 PM
Great cards guys!

03-28-2008, 09:33 PM
Received the first set of cards for the swap! I will upload them sometime this weekend to start the photo pool.

03-28-2008, 11:56 PM
Okay the link to the photo pool is now active. I will be adding new cards when I get them as time permits!

03-29-2008, 02:09 AM
Hello - I'm a newbie but I would love to take part in this swap if possible please?
M.A is such a fabulous theme!

03-29-2008, 08:31 AM
welcome citykitten!

03-31-2008, 12:26 AM
Just got thru watching the Kirsten Dunst "Mairie Antoinette" and saw this swap..I am super motivated...is there still room?

03-31-2008, 12:28 AM
you bet! welcome cairnlae

03-31-2008, 10:31 AM
I have my cards done and I will try to scan them over the next few days. I think I am going to just hold onto them and give them to you in person at our next meeting. I have decided that my least favorite part of ATCs is the packaging of them for mailing.:err:

03-31-2008, 12:32 PM
I look forward to seeing them! I figured that was what you planned on doing. Seems a waste to send them through the mail if we see each other before a deadline.

03-31-2008, 01:07 PM
That's what I think, but I usually don't like to wait. It makes me nervous to have the cards done and not mail them. I don't know why.

04-01-2008, 09:22 PM
I finished my cards tonight.I scanned them and added them to my blog. So if you want a spoiler you can click on the link. If not, you can wait until bluesky posts them to flickr.I still have to fill out the backs and get them prepared for mailing.


04-03-2008, 10:28 AM
I'm a goober with no patience - so I peeked! They're awesome cairnlae!

I've drawn 3, 1 more to go, and then I need to paint them!

04-03-2008, 10:30 AM
please sign me up

04-03-2008, 10:46 AM
I'm trying to resist looking cairnlae!

eager to see what you come up with merricat.

Welcome stormarela!

04-03-2008, 11:11 AM
Cairnlae, I am never able to resist looking as soon as possible. I love your cards! They are such a different style, but still definitely Marie Antoinette.

04-03-2008, 12:15 PM
finished my cards today: they will go postal tomorrow.
extra for you, bluesky!

04-03-2008, 12:50 PM
I think your cards are great knesi07!

04-03-2008, 12:51 PM
Ok I just met knesi07(on here) and already I'm a big fan of hers. Girl you hit the nail on the head as far as the style you were going for!!!

04-03-2008, 01:05 PM
thanks karen! i could use more practice drawing faces that small! especially with that background...it was a little bumpy! all in all i was happy with them

04-03-2008, 01:06 PM
thank you too, purplecat!

04-03-2008, 04:03 PM
Those are great knesi!

04-03-2008, 04:16 PM
great cards kneisi!

Ok, I couldn't resist and I peeked! They are great - I love the feathers.

04-03-2008, 05:03 PM
thanks merricat and bluesky
I must confess...i peeked too...aren't they cool?

04-03-2008, 08:48 PM
My Maries are ready to roll, Jennifer. I will put them in the mail to you tomorrow!

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04-03-2008, 09:02 PM
I will watch for them. Thanks for letting me know.

04-03-2008, 09:06 PM
Oh my llok at the hair on that second one-whoowow!!!! I like the fan too..wish I had incorporated that element as well...that really finishes off the opulence of that time!!!!

04-03-2008, 10:54 PM
i agree about the fan...nice touch. love your cards irishrose

04-07-2008, 07:04 PM
Hi - just wanted to let you know my cards are going out today.

04-07-2008, 08:35 PM
Thanks for letting me know!

04-07-2008, 10:05 PM
my cards went out this morning...

04-07-2008, 11:36 PM
thanks for letting me know, knesi!

04-08-2008, 07:43 AM
Received some lovelies yesterday from irish rose and stella cometa. I may be a little hit and miss today and tomorrow. I caught an icky stomach bug yesterday and at the same time I'm having to deal with painters that have done a horrible job on my house (no they aren't one and the same ;)).

04-08-2008, 11:54 PM
Feeling much better but need to play catch up. I will update the first post and give out trader ratings tomorrow after work. Thank you to those that gave me well wishings!

04-09-2008, 09:37 PM
Received some wonderful cards in the mail today from purplecat!

04-09-2008, 09:53 PM
Couple of days left before signups close. Anyone else want to join?

04-10-2008, 08:26 PM
My Maries flew out the window today and landed in the mailtruck!

04-10-2008, 09:29 PM
Sounds good, I will watch out for them!

04-11-2008, 03:53 PM
My cards are going out today, all 7 of them.

04-12-2008, 09:50 PM
Received cards today from knesi! I plan to update the photo pool tomorrow. I usually do it Saturday mornings but had to work today. I'll let everyone know when it's done.

04-14-2008, 06:11 PM
Received cards today from cairnlae and yesterday from goatgoddess and electablue.

04-14-2008, 11:11 PM
The photo pool is updated!

04-19-2008, 08:58 AM
Received cards from citykitten yesterday. We are getting in a great bunch of cards! I went ahead and updated the photo pool too.

04-23-2008, 08:00 AM
Received cards from stormarela!

04-25-2008, 08:07 AM
We're at the one week mark! Reminders emails are going out today to those I have not received cards from.

04-25-2008, 03:17 PM
I mailed mine this afternoon! :):)

04-25-2008, 07:52 PM
Wonderful! Thanks for letting me know.

04-28-2008, 08:46 PM
Received cards today from merricat. It's almost time to swap out! :jiggy:

Electa and goatgoddess - I will give you your returns on Sunday.

04-29-2008, 11:46 AM
Yeah! I can't wait!

04-29-2008, 11:52 AM
oh cool - can't wait to see them :)

05-02-2008, 10:46 PM
The photo pool is all done and I will be swapping cards out tomorrow morning. If I get it done in time I will see if I can catch the Saturday mail run. If not, I will mail them next week. I will post a confirmation once they have been dropped off.

05-03-2008, 02:53 PM
All of the cards were dropped off at the post office late this morning. Thank you everyone for playing!

05-05-2008, 01:33 AM
All those Maries are so danged adorable!! Can't wait....:v_spin:

05-06-2008, 10:11 AM
I was able to get my cards in person on Sunday from Bluesky! Thank you to Cairnlae, Egrobeck, Irish Rose, Stellacometa, Stormarela, and Purplecat for all my wonderful Maries, and Bluesky, of course, for hosting!

05-06-2008, 10:29 AM
I got mine on Sunday too but with my headache (my thinking isn't so clear when I have a headache) I didn't find them till this morning! they are wonderful - thanks so much for hosting blueskysunburn! off to leave rep points for Electrablue, Stormarela and Irish Rose :)

05-06-2008, 07:18 PM
Yay! I received my wonderful Maries today!!! I got wonderful cards from knesi07, citykitten, and cairnlae!! And a super thanks to Jennifer for a wonderful swap!!!

05-06-2008, 11:53 PM
I got MY maries today too!!Thanks so much for hosting, I'm of to leave reps and fb...night all!

05-07-2008, 04:30 AM
I received my Maries in the mail on Tuesday! I am the proud owner of three fabulous cards from Merricat (Marie #1), Knesi (Lavish), and Cairnlae. Thanks to all for these lovelies and to Jennifer for yet, another fabulous swap experience!

05-08-2008, 11:29 AM
My wonderful returns came. I love each card, they are all excellent Marie Antoinettes. Thanks to BSSB for hostessing, and thanks to Stellacometa, Electablue, Goatgoddess, Citykitten, Egrobeck, and Purplecat!

05-09-2008, 09:05 AM
Wow such lovely returns- well it was a great swap!
Big thanks to Electrablue, stellacomtea and Stormarela, and of course thanks to our host!

05-11-2008, 04:27 PM
got my cards - thanks everyone!

05-11-2008, 07:51 PM
got my cards yesterday! big thanks yous to merricat, citykitten, and irish rose. off to leave itrader and reps.

05-12-2008, 04:58 AM
Hello - I got my cards today. They are beautiful! Thanks to Electrablue, Ergobeck, Stormarela and of course to Bluesky for hosting!

05-12-2008, 09:15 AM
Glad they are all arriving! I think there is one set still in transit. Thank you all for participating!