View Full Version : Bizarre holidays - DECEMBER Due February 14th

01-10-2011, 11:10 PM
Due Date: February 14th
postage date for internationals: January 31st
cards: 3 for 3
participants: 20


I live in Australia - mail will NOT reach me quickly! I normally allow 2 weeks when mailing my swaps to anywhere else in the world - I suggest that you do the same. That still leaves 3 weeks to make 3 cards.

You will go to this site:

Choose up to 3 holidays to create your ATCs for - they can be the same holiday or 3 different ones. All mediums are welcome.

Due date:
Cards are to be in my hands by February 14th. I will mail your return cards as soon as possible, but remember, it took 2 weeks to reach me so they will take 2 weeks to reach you. Please be on time so others don't have to wait.

Australian players - please include a stamp equivalent to your postage
International players - a stamp equivalent to your postage would be appreciated but is not required.
ALL players please include a LARGE address label.

1. Do your best work - I plan to swap like-for-like, as much as I can.

2。Clearly write your USERNAME and the SWAP NAME on the back of all your cards (so you can get fun rep points) and on the back of your mailing envelope.

3. Please mail early to allow time to reach Australia.

4. An extra card for the swap host (in line with the swap theme) or some loose postage is greatly appreciated but is not required.

5. Embellishments are fine. The completed card needs to fit into standard pockets and the embellishments need to be securely fastened so they don't fall off during shipping. If it is too bulky it is more than likely that the card may not reach me - either because the envelope has been torn and the card lost, or it is too heavy.

6. Have fun!!

7. I will give iTrader feedback when I receive your cards, and will also update this post showing that your cards have arrived. In return I encourage you to give iTrader host feedback for me when you receive your swap returns, and Rep points for the artists whose cards you receive. After all, knowing where your cards went is half the fun. (I think)

0. donnacr
1. catscradle - withdrew
2. khover2002 - withdrew
3. pami - returned
4. pirategrrl775 - returned
5. joss - returned
6. a123andpoof - received
7. mandkmercer - received
8. jo.on.the.go - returned

01-11-2011, 01:28 AM
we are up and running. come and join me in a lot of fun!

Cat's Cradle
01-11-2011, 11:53 AM
:biglaugh: You finally got it!!

01-11-2011, 07:52 PM
catscradle - You only have to beat me around the head for a few swaps - I am a slow learner!! :daydreaming::unsure::P

welcome khover2002 (via PM) - enthusiasm is wonderful!!

01-11-2011, 08:22 PM
Thanks for the add!

Cat's Cradle
01-12-2011, 12:24 AM
Ya know, once I get done with January and February, I'll have the entire year.

May have to stick around for a few more just for the fun. And to try different holidays. ;)

01-12-2011, 04:52 AM
I'm in my 2nd year of holidays now. It is interesting to see how many people choose the same holidays that I did the first time round as I seem to be finding DIFFERENT holidays catch my eye this time round.
At least I will have the procedure correct for 3 months of your year with me catscradle :nah::daydreaming:

01-12-2011, 04:58 PM
I must be loosing it I thought that I signed up for this swap. Please add me now.

01-12-2011, 06:23 PM
welcome pami - you're not losing it, it is just the time of year. . .busy, busy, busy!

01-12-2011, 06:33 PM
sign me up, please!

01-12-2011, 07:22 PM
welcome pirategrrl775.

It's nice to see the regulars returning (I love your cards and want MORE!!)mwah haha
(I still don't have the evil laugh down, but I am working on it)

01-12-2011, 07:56 PM
wondered when this would appear. I'm IN IN IN!

01-13-2011, 12:05 AM
What took you so long?!? This thread has been open for all of a day :P
Welcome joss!!

01-13-2011, 03:45 AM
I think that once you do one month, you can't wait to see what bizarre holidays there are in the next month, and that's why we regulars keep coming back! :spinny:

01-13-2011, 09:13 AM
pirategrrl - I know that that is one of the reasons that I became addicted

01-13-2011, 09:24 AM
Sign me up please! Haven't joined one of these in a while...but it was fun last time I joined!

01-13-2011, 08:43 PM
Lovely to see you back a123andpoof. Welcome!

01-13-2011, 08:47 PM
now, some of you are being very sneaky!!

pami - your cards are wonderful!! but adding them to an existing post (hands on hips with a stern 'mother' expression on face) - I nearly missed them :swoon:
joss - you've changed your avatar - a sexy self-portrait?!?

01-18-2011, 08:25 PM
Yes, that's the new me! LOL

And here are my new cards, which will be posted later this week. I know I have missed one or two months of this year, but I had a ball doing these ridiculously silly cards. THANKS so much for all your hard work hosting us throughout the year Donna.

61865 'roof over our heads' day

61866 'mitten tree' day

61867 'unlucky' day

61868 ' roots' day

01-19-2011, 07:37 AM
I love your 'Unlucky day' card - some days you just expect the safe to land on your head :eek:

I will be continuing to host holidays so please feel free to join to fill in any gaps that developed over this year.

01-19-2011, 08:06 AM
My cards went out yesterday!

01-19-2011, 08:39 AM
I look forward to seeing them, thanks for telling me.

01-19-2011, 02:52 PM
Yay!! Please sign me up!

01-19-2011, 06:53 PM
glad to see you in this swap too, mandkmercer

01-20-2011, 07:24 PM
Me, me...I'll be fast

01-21-2011, 09:17 AM
Lovely to see you back for another month, jo.on.the.go

01-23-2011, 08:17 AM
Here is a preview. All my cards are in my swap gallery. I will mail tomorrow.

Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales, December 10

01-23-2011, 10:27 AM
just had a look at them all - they are great!! very clever take on 'violin day' (except I originally took it for a 'cello - I am a 'cellist, so that is a compliment ;))

Cat's Cradle
01-23-2011, 10:31 AM
Donna, much as I hate to, I need to withdraw from the Bizarre Holidays swap. My muse has kinda petered out on them. :(

01-23-2011, 11:40 AM

01-23-2011, 06:05 PM
catscradle - you will be missed. rest, renew the muse and rejoin us when you are ready

ridgerunner - my crystal ball tells me that you will be unable to resist how bizarre these holidays are and you will return. . . . I'd love to see you then

01-25-2011, 08:32 PM
Just a gentle reminder that you need to be planning to post by Monday 31st if you want your cards to reach me on time. I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone has done for this month.:jiggy:

01-25-2011, 08:40 PM
I am sending the thread for January to the mods today - it will be due March 2nd. I'd love to see you all there.

01-29-2011, 02:11 AM
pami, joss and a123andpoof - your beautiful cards arrived on Friday. off to leave iTraders now

01-30-2011, 10:53 PM
jo.on.the.go - your cards arrived today. I LOVE the way that you have actually 'strung' your violin and your 'maple syrup' is 3D. Wonderful cards!!

02-10-2011, 12:16 AM
the last 2 sets of cards arrived today so I will get to making the hostess cards and swap out within the next couple of days.
pirategrrl775 - LOVE your old style 'Game day' cards, mandkmercer - what a clever idea for 'pumpkin pie day'

02-21-2011, 07:45 PM
All returns have been mailed. I apologise for the delay but luvloz made an unplanned trip back to Melbourne this past week (she stays with me when she comes down from Queensland) due to the death of her fiance's grandmother. Luvloz has been with her partner for 10 years and was also close to Benn's grandmother.

02-27-2011, 08:50 AM
Wonderful, wonderful cards for the December Bizarres. I am addicited to them.
Thanks to:
PAMI - Brown shoe day (how come I never get caught up sending you you-rocks! Now I "owe" you two!
Joss - Roof Over Your Head
a123andpoof - Mitten Tree
Donnacr - Flashlight

02-27-2011, 11:40 AM
i loved all my December returns. Great hosing as always Donna.
reps go to:
jo.on.the.go - dead whale (I really wanted this card)
123andpoof - violin's day (love the expression on the violin's face)
donnacr - flashlight month (Great host card)
mandkmercer - shoes day ( I think)

02-28-2011, 04:22 AM
I'm glad that the cards have started to arrive - always an exciting time for me!