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icekat
01-15-2011, 01:39 PM
Magical Air Element Swap

Due: April 1, 2011
Withdraw Date: March 15, 2011
Swapping: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Mediums: Any

We will be exploring the element of Air in this swap. It is the breath that keeps you alive, the voice you sing with, the thoughts and ideas that flitter through your brain... Air is the freshness of spring, the songbirds, reed instruments, a certain lightness of being. Imagine sprite and sylphs, peacocks, the cool air at dawn.

Try to think of magical symbols, mystical beings, physical manifestations, the very feel of air in the body, mind and soul. If you belong to a magical traditions, what does it say about the element? What do you think of it? Connecting to the elements is a very personal experience, and I'd like to see what Air means to you!

Have fun and be creative! Remember: there's no right or wrong interpretation, just please send in your best work only! Please follow standard ATC protocol: Cards need to be the correct size, well constructed so that nothing is falling off, and must follow the theme. No flimsy cards, please. If your cards do not fit the criteria, they will be returned at your own expense for replacement if there is time. I will not accept a sticker or a single collage image stuck randomly onto a card as a submission. Cards will be swapped like for like as best I can, in terms of quality. You may receive a variety of media in your returns, depending on the submissions received.

www.Wicca.in (http://www.wicca.in/the-wiccan-elements/#more-7)
Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_%28classical_element%29)

Do note that we are in Canada, and allow enough time for your cards to arrive. That pesky border can add a few extra days. Also, if you must drop out, please let me know as soon as you can so that we don't wait on your cards. It's only courteous. Cards must arrive on time (or early!), must all be in individual sleeves, and should be your best effort.

*Please include a LARGE filled-out address label Please don't send those tiny address labels, as Canada Post goes into convulsions about that. We don't want to break the system--it's the only fun we have on our budget!
*I will supply the return envelope.
*NO SASE unless you're IN CANADA. We cannot use US postage from here.
*Return postage = IRC or $2 US from international players, $1 US from US players or 2 regular Canadian stamps, 1 stamp from Canadian players

An extra card on theme is wonderful, but certainly not mandatory nor expected for participation. Please don't send me collage ephemera as I'm unlikely to use it, unless it's gods and goddesses.

Please PM me for the addy when you are ready to mail out.
Thanks all!

ME!--done!
1) Phrixy--received 3/3
2) Threshold90--received 3/3
3) Phoenix--withdrawn
4) Papersaga--received 3/3
5) Vicki Z--received 6/6
6) CynthiaSillitoe --received 3/3
7) CoyotesGirl--withdrawn
8) ultrablue--received 3/3
9) Knottyneedle
10) gbennett1989--received 3/3
11) Marbelyra
12) sammylouise40--withdrawn
13) Bumble Bee --received 3/3
14) blueanchors3 --received 3/3
15) jamie lynn--received 3/3
16) Baitu--PayPal rec'd--received 3/3

Phoenix
01-15-2011, 06:37 PM
I did earth, now i need to do Air. I'm in!

Threshold90
01-15-2011, 07:22 PM
Count me in please

icekat
01-15-2011, 10:16 PM
Welcome! I have you three down now.

Vicki Z
01-16-2011, 01:43 PM
Please add me

icekat
01-16-2011, 04:30 PM
Gotcha, VickiZ!

CynthiaSillitoe
01-16-2011, 11:25 PM
I'm totally intrigued and would love to join, thanks.

icekat
01-17-2011, 09:02 AM
Welcome, CynthiaSillitoe and CoyotesGirl!

icekat
01-18-2011, 09:01 AM
Yes, I can do that, Baitu. It'd be $2.50 because of the exchange and fees, though. If that's okay then let me know and I'll sign you up and send you the PayPal address.

ultrablue
01-19-2011, 09:17 PM
Awesome! I am definitely in. :)

icekat
01-20-2011, 12:40 AM
Gotcha, ultrablue!

Knottyneedle
01-23-2011, 07:10 PM
Please count me in....thanks

icekat
01-24-2011, 09:02 AM
Sure, welcome Knottyneedle!

gbennett1989
01-24-2011, 04:50 PM
sign me up please!! this sounds like fun XD

icekat
01-25-2011, 02:04 AM
Of course, welcome gbennett1989!

Marbelyra
01-26-2011, 09:16 PM
Hi! I'd like to join this one! :D Plenty of time to finish the cards too. <3

icekat
01-27-2011, 02:39 PM
Welcome, Marbelyra!

CynthiaSillitoe
01-27-2011, 06:27 PM
Here are my cards (including extra for host.) I should have them in the mail this weekend. (Ran out of postage stamps.)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_fortuneinwind.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_breezygrove.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_inflight.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_momentofflight.jpg

Marbelyra
01-27-2011, 09:49 PM
Yay! :D

icekat
01-28-2011, 04:50 AM
Very light and airy! Thanks for posting your cards to the thread, Cynthia!

icekat
01-29-2011, 04:22 AM
I decided to get these done early for a change. LOL!

CynthiaSillitoe
01-29-2011, 12:45 PM
Beautiful cards!

sammylouise40
01-30-2011, 12:50 PM
I'd like to sign up for your air swap.

icekat
01-30-2011, 04:54 PM
Sure thing! What a sweet kitten in your avatar, sammylouise40. :) I'm partial to calico kittens.

Vicki Z
02-07-2011, 03:16 PM
My airy cards are in the mail.
Hopefully there will be a break in the snow, and they will arrive soon.

Vicki Z
02-15-2011, 09:00 AM
Any sign of my cards????
Mail to Canada seems to be moving slow, but it has been over 2 weeks.
Do let me know if my airy cards snuck in among all the owl deliveries.
Thanks

icekat
02-15-2011, 04:06 PM
Yes, indeed, the owls had your cards in their clutches yesterday. I just forgot to update it over here. I'll do so when I get home this evening. :)

Vicki Z
02-16-2011, 08:28 AM
Yes, indeed, the owls had your cards in their clutches yesterday. I just forgot to update it over here. I'll do so when I get home this evening. :)

Thanks so much.:jiggy:

I was getting worried because these cards took so long to arrive, and we previously had such FAST delivery - my mailbox to yours.
Maybe all the snow????:twitcy:

Bumble Bee
03-01-2011, 10:42 PM
I know there's only a month left until this Swap is due, but I would still very much like to join :) . If its not too late, may I?

blueanchors3
03-01-2011, 11:55 PM
i wanna join!!!

icekat
03-02-2011, 11:16 PM
Certainly, both of you. Welcome to Bumble Bee and blueanchors3!

Bumble Bee
03-03-2011, 07:42 AM
Thank you- so glad to be in this swap! I already started working on the cards ;) - I think I am inspired!

icekat
03-04-2011, 09:52 PM
No problem

Bumble Bee
03-05-2011, 09:30 AM
I finished my set! :) I'll put them in the mail on Monday.

Threshold90
03-06-2011, 06:40 AM
Nice, very whimsical ;)

icekat
03-06-2011, 09:56 AM
Beautiful cards, Bumble Bee!

icekat
03-08-2011, 09:45 PM
I received cards today from PaperSaga and JamieLynn~Thank you both for the beautiful hostess gifts!

icekat
03-08-2011, 09:54 PM
For those of you in the US and international, please remember to leave yourself 2 weeks prior to the due date for mailing. That means you should have your envie mailed by about March 15th or so to arrive on time!

Bumble Bee
03-08-2011, 10:23 PM
We had a blizzard here yesterday- I put my cards in the mail today :)

Phoenix
03-12-2011, 01:04 AM
Hi all,

I have put too much on my plate, and now I am sick to boot. I'm going to have to drop from this swap :( I'll try to catch the next element!

icekat
03-12-2011, 08:43 AM
No problem!

Threshold90
03-13-2011, 04:22 AM
Got mine done...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=213687
Mail out Mon
TY
Thresh

Bumble Bee
03-13-2011, 09:10 AM
Great cards, TY!

icekat
03-13-2011, 01:06 PM
Those are great, Thresh! The When God Made Man card is lovely. There's an Egyptian practice in magic and medicine of 'breathing life' into something or someone that I love. Sometimes I think about it while I'm making dolls and plushies.

Threshold90
03-14-2011, 08:24 PM
Thanks to both of u
oh icekat thats cool ;) air is life right.... (takes deep breath)

icekat
03-19-2011, 08:28 PM
Threshold, your cards have arrived! Thank you for the extra bits. :)

icekat
03-19-2011, 08:32 PM
Everyone who has signed up for this swap but not sent yet, your cards should be in the mail in the next day or two. Please let me know if you need to withdraw so that I don't hold things up waiting for you if you aren't sending!

Threshold90
03-19-2011, 09:12 PM
Your very welcome icekat ;)

Threshold90
03-21-2011, 01:02 PM
Hey thank you! ;)

icekat
03-27-2011, 12:14 PM
Bumblebee, your lovely cards have arrived! Thank you for the extra!

I haven't heard back from many of you yet! Your cards should be in the mail in order to be on time. If they aren't, please let me know if we should expect them or not. Communication is important so that we know if we should be waiting on any stragglers when the due date comes around.

icekat
03-27-2011, 12:20 PM
For those who are interested, please watch the forum and/or my signature for the Magical Fire Element swap. I've posted it today and we're just awaiting approval.

blueanchors3
03-27-2011, 02:14 PM
I sent my card monday so it should be there shortly

Bumble Bee
03-27-2011, 09:38 PM
Thanks for letting me know the cards made it to you, icekat... I was beginning to worry! Glad to hear they are safe and sound :)

sammylouise40
03-30-2011, 06:23 PM
I regrettably will need to withdraw. I have been sick and not able to make cards.

icekat
03-30-2011, 07:21 PM
No problem!

icekat
04-01-2011, 11:24 PM
Just waiting for the lates to blow in first...

icekat
04-13-2011, 03:04 AM
Okay, gbennett1989's cards have arrived. I will sort them tomorrow evening and should be posting them out by the weekend at the latest. Anyone I haven't heard from or hasn't arrived yet will be returned to them unless they ask otherwise.

Bumble Bee
04-14-2011, 05:39 PM
I heartily agree!! :)

icekat
04-16-2011, 01:21 AM
Alrighty! The cards have been swapped and packed, and I've got the stamps in hand for all but Taiwan. I'll have to go to the PO for that one. But I plan to try to get a couple other things out anyhow, so no probs.

Bumble Bee
04-16-2011, 06:31 AM
Thanks icekat for all your work on this swap! I am very excited to receive my cards!

icekat
04-16-2011, 05:42 PM
All the envies except gbennett are in the mail today!

CynthiaSillitoe
04-23-2011, 10:54 PM
I got my cards today. Great diversity in ideas! Thanks, Icekat, and also Vicki Z, Phrixy, and Bumble Bee.

icekat
04-24-2011, 12:09 AM
Glad you like your cards, Cynthia. :)

Threshold90
04-26-2011, 03:34 AM
Got my returns, Thanks to Icekat for hosting, n to bumblebee, gbennett1989, and blueanchors whom I rec'v cards from :)

Bumble Bee
04-26-2011, 05:20 AM
I have also received my cards :) Thank you, Icekat for a great swap and card! Also thank you, Phrixy and VickiZ for the great cards as well!

icekat
05-08-2011, 11:04 AM
Happy to see people's cards blowing in!