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Pochadiva
01-15-2011, 05:45 PM
“On the Fence” Swap
Swap Due Date ~ March 14, 2011
Sign Up Date ~ Doesn't matter, just give enough time to get them made and sent
Withdraw Date ~ March 1st (this is my first swap so I need to have a full 12 participating thanks!)
Number of Cards ~ 3:3 (don’t worry about a hostess card)
Number of Participants 12 (I will pay for the first 3 international)
Medium ~ Hand Drawn, mixed media accepted. Please keep collages flat for mailing purposes.


Making Your Cards:

1. Cards need to be to me by March 14th.
2. All cards must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches!!!
3. Cards with embellishments need to be as flat as possible!
4. Make cards you are proud to show off and that you would be happy to receive in a swap!
5. Hand Drawn or mixed media with the theme of something on or against a fence. Obviously, a fence theme of some kind must be included in the card. I would accept the sport of fencing also….concept pieces ok. You may have whatever you want on the fence. It can be alive or an inanimate object (a sign for example). You could even feature tastefully done street art as in graffiti. Just be proud of what you submit please.
6. Put username, real name, swap name, and date on back of each card.
7. Please make each card original! NO PRINTS PLEASE!!!

Mailing Your Cards:

1. Protect ALL your cards in plastic sleeves.,
2. Send loose postage and self addressed envelope
3. International please include LARGE address label. If you have a dollar or US postage to help with the cause that would be wonderful, but if not, no worries.
4. If mailed late, I will swap out with other late cards, but no guarantees.
5. Write username and swap name on your envelopes!
6. Please PM me when the cards are ready to mail and I will provide the mailing address.

If I have forgotten anything, be sure to let me know please and I'll add it to the lists!!

Please don’t be “on the fence” with this one. Join in on the fun!

I've included some examples of nice cards in the theme: "On the Fence" (me); "Crows on a Fence" (Fitz1000); "Nevermore" (Mermaidfan); "At the Coast" (Helene) and "Crow on Fence" (Robin Crandell)

Players:
0. Pochadiva
1. Elena (Rec'd)
2. Clofiti (Rec'd)
3. bitsysal49 (Rec'd)
4. momoruth (withdrew)
5. redroses42 (Rec'd)
6. duckduckgoose (Rec'd)
7. Mouseit (1st international) (Rec'd)
8. AnnaAardvark (withdrew)
9. jo.on.the.go (Rec'd)
10. Lauriejill (Rec'd)
11. Helene (Rec'd)
12. NYJunkie (Rec'd)
13. Pfifer80 (Rec'd)
14. JBunny (Rec'd)

Waiting List


1. Lunamoth
2. LindyLu
3. Bevie2u

katrinabean86
01-15-2011, 09:11 PM
I'd really like to join but I'll have to lurk for a bit until I finish some other commitments. I'll check back in a week or so.

Pochadiva
01-15-2011, 09:16 PM
Katrinabean86: Thanks so much for checking in. I'd love to have you if it works out. I know how busy everyone gets on the site.

Elena
01-15-2011, 09:23 PM
I would like to join. Great swap idea!

Pochadiva
01-15-2011, 09:29 PM
I would like to join. Great swap idea!

Elena: You are so sweet. Thanks a million for being my first swap player! So cool!

Clofiti
01-15-2011, 09:50 PM
“On the Fence” Swap
Swap Due Date ~ March 14, 2011
Sign Up Date ~ Doesn't matter, just give enough time to get them made and sent
Withdraw Date ~ March 1st (this is my first swap so I need to have a full 12 participating thanks!)
Number of Cards ~ 3:3 (don’t worry about a hostess card)
Number of Participants 12 (I will pay for the first 3 international)
Medium ~ Hand Drawn, mixed media accepted. Please keep collages flat for mailing purposes.


Making Your Cards:

1. Cards need to be to me by March 14th.
2. All cards must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches!!!
3. Cards with embellishments need to be as flat as possible!
4. Make cards you are proud to show off and that you would be happy to receive in a swap!
5. Hand Drawn or mixed media with the theme of something on or against a fence. Obviously, a fence theme of some kind must be included in the card. I would accept the sport of fencing also….concept pieces ok. Just be proud of what you submit please.
6. Put username, real name, swap name, and date on back of each card.
7. Please make each card original! NO PRINTS PLEASE!!!

Mailing Your Cards:

1. Protect ALL your cards in plastic sleeves.,
2. Send loose postage and self addressed envelope
3. International please include LARGE address label. If you have a dollar or US postage to help with the cause that would be wonderful, but if not, no worries.
4. If mailed late, I will swap out with other late cards, but no guarantees.
5. Write username and swap name on your envelopes!
6. Please PM me when the cards are ready to mail and I will provide the mailing address.

If I have forgotten anything, be sure to let me know please and I'll add it to the lists!!

Please don’t be “on the fence” with this one. Join in on the fun!

I've included some examples of nice cards in the theme: "On the Fence" (me); "Crows on a Fence" (Fitz1000); "Nevermore" (Mermaidfan) and "At the Coast" (Helene)

Players:
1. Elena
I want to play "On the Fence". Can I please join your swap?

Pochadiva
01-15-2011, 09:57 PM
Clofiti: You are so in on this one. Thanks!

bitsysal49
01-15-2011, 10:05 PM
I would like to join this swap. My cards.

momoruth
01-15-2011, 10:17 PM
i'll play

Pochadiva
01-15-2011, 10:28 PM
I would like to join this swap.

bitsysal49: Thanks for joining! You're in!

Pochadiva
01-15-2011, 10:29 PM
i'll play

Welcome to the group monoruth....thanks for playing!

RedRoses42
01-15-2011, 11:12 PM
As a fencer I can't resist... :)

duckduckgoose
01-16-2011, 12:25 AM
I would like to join please :)

Pochadiva
01-16-2011, 03:35 AM
As a fencer I can't resist... :)

RedRoses42: Beautiful! You're on the list and thanks for participating. I'll be anxious to see your take on this one.

Pochadiva
01-16-2011, 03:36 AM
I would like to join please :)

duckduckgoose: I'm happy to add you to my list and thanks for joining my swap!

Mouseit
01-16-2011, 06:05 AM
Siddles up to the fence... Ok ok we got miles and miles of fences out here in the big never never... so I guess I had better play! and if I am in the top 3 internationals....well thats even better! heehee

AnnaAardvark
01-16-2011, 09:18 AM
Ha!! I swore to myself I wasn't going to join any swaps until I cleared my plate completely BUT.... this is too cute!
Just to clarify, does it matter what is on the fence? I noticed that all the examples have birds.

jo.on.the.go
01-16-2011, 09:25 AM
Please add me!

Pochadiva
01-16-2011, 11:49 AM
Mousesit, AnnaAardvark and jo.on.the.go welcome, welcome, welcome. What a fun group we have. AnnaAardvark you may have whatever you want on the fence. It can be alive or an inanimate object (a sign for example). The atc can be a conceptual piece as well but I would like to see a fence on it displayed prominently somewhere.

Pochadiva
01-16-2011, 12:24 PM
I would like to play.......this will be fun!

"good fences make good neighbors" Robert Frost

Laurie: It's so cool that you are joining in on this one. I'm going to PM you about an art play day neighbor!

Helene
01-16-2011, 02:42 PM
Ok...I can't resist any more...Do you still have room for one?

NYJunkie
01-16-2011, 03:07 PM
if you still have room, I'd like to join.....please....

Pochadiva
01-16-2011, 03:10 PM
Ok...I can't resist any more...Do you still have room for one?

Yeah! Helene you are in like Flint (very old movie reference there). Think cats (inside joke)!

Pochadiva
01-16-2011, 03:11 PM
if you still have room, I'd like to join.....please....

NYJunkie: Welcome to our cozy little group. This group is shaping up nicely! Thanks for joining.

Pauline
01-16-2011, 04:51 PM
Please include me in on the fence swap. Sounds great.

Pochadiva
01-16-2011, 05:03 PM
Please include me in on the fence swap. Sounds great.

Hi Pauline: Welcome to our fiery little group! Thanks for joining.

Pochadiva
01-16-2011, 05:14 PM
Please include me in on the fence swap. Sounds great.
Hi Pauline again. I just realized that I have the 12 limit on my swap. I'm limited to 12 on the first one. I goofed and listed 15. Can I put you on a waiting list in case someone drops?

CynthiaSillitoe
01-16-2011, 11:27 PM
Add me to the waiting list, please, and I can't wait to see the cards posted for this!

Pochadiva
01-17-2011, 01:20 AM
Pfifer80 and Cynthiasillitoe: Thanks so much for your enthusiasm regarding this swap. I will put you both on the waiting list. I'm anxious to see the cards too. I have some awesome players signed up for this swap!

Pochadiva
01-17-2011, 12:22 PM
Thanks to all for filling my first swap. I'm really excited about this!

lunamoth
01-17-2011, 06:28 PM
Oh phooy, I missed your first swap. It sounds like great fun. I know my chances of getting in are slim but please put me on the waiting list.

Pochadiva
01-17-2011, 07:53 PM
Hi Lunamoth: Great to hear from you. I will definitely put you on the list. Maybe I'll try another one with this theme when I can expand it more.

Pochadiva
01-20-2011, 05:23 PM
Still sitting on the fence waiting . . . .

I definitely want to do another one of these. I've been thinking of more and more possibilities.

Helene
01-22-2011, 03:48 PM
62306

62307

62308

62309

Here they are and they will be mailed on Monday. Hope you like them.

Pochadiva
01-22-2011, 09:41 PM
Helene: Love your cards...so cute! I knew you'd submit some real winners. Thanks for playing!

62306

62307

62308

62309

Here they are and they will be mailed on Monday. Hope you like them.

Pochadiva
01-22-2011, 09:42 PM
Hi there
I would love to join this swap but see you are full and a waiting list. Can I go on the waiting list and hope that you can extend the numbers or start another swap?? hope so


Hi JBunny: Thanks for checking this swap out. I will put you on the waiting list.

LindyLu
01-24-2011, 03:46 PM
For Pete's Sake, Bonnie, I totally missed this swap...I am so sorry. Please put me on the waiting list OR first in line for your second swap:)

Pochadiva
01-24-2011, 03:52 PM
For Pete's Sake, Bonnie, I totally missed this swap...I am so sorry. Please put me on the waiting list OR first in line for your second swap:)

LindyLu my friend. You are on the list....I will definitely have another one. I wish first swaps allowed more people but I understand the policy. Good to hear from you!

LindyLu
01-24-2011, 05:48 PM
Whoopie!!!

Pochadiva
01-25-2011, 02:20 PM
And the waiting list grows : )

I'm so happy for the response I've received. I peeked at Clofiti's gallery and saw her cool cards for this....I'm getting jazzed! Hope to do another one of these. The process takes a while though. I can't start another one until after this one closes out. I have some ideas for a little different take on the theme so I'm going to play around with some cards myself.

LindyLu
01-27-2011, 11:13 AM
I'm just sittin' and waitin' :(

Pochadiva
01-27-2011, 11:28 AM
I'm just sittin' and waitin' :(

Everyone who joined must have a good idea of what they are going to do and that's terrific!

Helene
01-27-2011, 01:00 PM
So....you probably have your next swap already filled up by now right? ha ha ha

Pochadiva
01-27-2011, 01:31 PM
So....you probably have your next swap already filled up by now right? ha ha ha

I really had a great response! Did you see Clofit's cards?..they are really cool!

AnnaAardvark
01-27-2011, 03:43 PM
Well, I got one card done...

Pochadiva
01-27-2011, 06:46 PM
Well, I got one card done...

I love it! I just love your paintings. This is getting exciting!

Pochadiva
01-27-2011, 07:39 PM
I would like to join this swap. My cards.
Awesome cards received bitsysal49. Thanks for these!

Helene
01-27-2011, 10:02 PM
I would like to join this swap. My cards.
Beautiful cards! Love them all...

Pochadiva
01-29-2011, 03:47 PM
As a fencer I can't resist... :)

I received your cute cards....Thanks...yes...definitely a fencing theme!

jo.on.the.go
01-29-2011, 07:25 PM
I'll be mailing on Monday. Here is a preview. All of my cards are in my gallery. This card is based on a photo I took in Williamsburg VA. I also used the image as a photo in the Altered Photo swap where I printed him in black and white and then painted the hog blue.

Pochadiva
01-29-2011, 07:32 PM
I'll be mailing on Monday. Here is a preview. All of my cards are in my gallery. This card is based on a photo I took in Williamsburg VA. I also used the image as a photo in the Altered Photo swap where I printed him in black and white and then painted the hog blue.

Awesome card Jo....must go look in your gallery....NOW!

Pochadiva
01-29-2011, 07:37 PM
Jo...took a long admiring peek at your cards....just wonderful. Thanks so much! Let me know if you need my address again.

AnnaAardvark
01-30-2011, 06:28 AM
Jo, I am absolutely crazy over your pig! He is ridiculously cute!!

LindyLu
01-30-2011, 01:40 PM
Jo, love, love, love all your cards!!! That pig is just the cutest guy!:)

Pochadiva
01-31-2011, 08:58 PM
Wonderful set of cards received Elena....so cute. You make it look super easy. Thanks again for playing!

Pochadiva
02-02-2011, 10:54 PM
I'm imagining beautiful cards coming my way....Here are some I created for the swap.

Pochadiva
02-03-2011, 05:48 PM
Received Jo.on.the.go's awesome cards....they are just so awesome. Thanks so much for playing Jo!

Pochadiva
02-04-2011, 01:42 AM
Fabulous cards received from Clofiti and Helene today. Great job ladies!

LindyLu
02-05-2011, 12:41 PM
Super great art in this swap!!

Pochadiva
02-05-2011, 12:53 PM
Super great art in this swap!!
Thanks LindyLu...I hope to do another one on this theme. I'll let you know!

LindyLu
02-05-2011, 10:29 PM
Okey Dokey:)

Pochadiva
02-08-2011, 01:18 AM
I'm getting antsy....I'm enjoying checking in.....will there be new cards posted today? Lookin' forward to it!

AnnaAardvark
02-09-2011, 10:24 AM
I don't have any problem thinking up fences. My muse just won't help me out with what to put on them. lol!

Pochadiva
02-09-2011, 01:26 PM
AnnaAardvark: I picture a fence dryad or is it fence dryad? LOL...you are so fantastic when it comes to those dryads!

AnnaAardvark
02-09-2011, 07:20 PM
You are too funny, Bonnie! :laugh:
If I could think of a way to incorporate a dryad... hmmm... lol!

Pochadiva
02-09-2011, 10:58 PM
You are too funny, Bonnie! :laugh:
If I could think of a way to incorporate a dryad... hmmm... lol!

Was I being a little too obvious or what! LOL

Bevie2u
02-10-2011, 07:47 PM
I'd love to enter this swap too...weeeee.

Pochadiva
02-10-2011, 07:58 PM
I'd love to enter this swap too...weeeee.

Hi Bevie2u:

I will let you know when I run it again. I could only have 12 for my first swap...it's the rules. My next one can have up to 20 participants. There are actually quite a few possibilities for creating cards in this theme.

I'll add you to the waiting list.

Pochadiva
02-17-2011, 11:38 PM
The wheels must be turning and churning....hope the fences are building!

AnnaAardvark
02-18-2011, 06:55 AM
Bonnie, time and life have been getting away from me and I am going to withdraw. I am so happy that there are so many enthusiastic players in line to take my place. I want to give them time to get their cards done.
That being said, I did get one card done for this swap and I really want you to have it as my gift. Accept it as a token of my appreciation for all the work that you have put into hosting this swap! :wubclub:

Pochadiva
02-18-2011, 12:59 PM
Bonnie, time and life have been getting away from me and I am going to withdraw. I am so happy that there are so many enthusiastic players in line to take my place. I want to give them time to get their cards done.
That being said, I did get one card done for this swap and I really want you to have it as my gift. Accept it as a token of my appreciation for all the work that you have put into hosting this swap! :wubclub:

Tracey: No worries! I so appreciated that you were interested in my little swap. You are so considerate to give me plenty of notice. I hope you are the "good" kind of busy and that nothing serious is going on. So generous of you to offer me the card because you didn't have to do that. Hopefully, next time you will be in a better position to participate.

Pochadiva
02-18-2011, 01:18 PM
I hope everything is okay AnnaAardvark!!!! On the other hand, I am 2nd in line on the wait list . . .

Hi Tammy: I'm checking with Pauline and as soon as I hear back I'll let you know. Thanks so much for waiting in the wings!

Pochadiva
02-18-2011, 07:07 PM
Hi All: I'm happy to report that a wonderful artist, Pfifer80, is picking up the slack for AnnaAardvark.

THANK YOU PFIFER80!

AnnaAardvark
02-18-2011, 08:34 PM
Hi All: I'm happy to report that a wonderful artist, Pfifer80, is picking up the slack for AnnaAardvark.

THANK YOU PFIFER80!

LOL! Yes, thank you, Tammy! :)

Pochadiva
02-18-2011, 11:13 PM
thanks for letting me play -
Tammy: I'm sure everyone is very happy you are able to join in!

Helene
02-19-2011, 02:31 AM
Yes Tammy! we love your work!
and I also hope AnnaArdvark will join your next one Bonnie!
I'm getting excited...closer to the date...everyday...closer....can't wait till you distribute! :jiggy:

Pochadiva
02-19-2011, 01:29 PM
Alright - I spent my Friday night and all day Saturday getting these cards done so I can get them into the mail on Monday......

Here are my "On the Fence" ATC's

Tammy.....Awesome cards! Wow...you had some amazing ideas swirling in your head. We so appreciate all of your efforts.

Thanks again for jumping in!

AnnaAardvark
02-19-2011, 05:28 PM
You are SO creative, Tammy!! I would have never thought of the spider web! How clever! Beautiful cards!

Pochadiva
02-21-2011, 07:15 PM
Look for cards by Mouseit soon!

Pochadiva
02-23-2011, 01:12 PM
Sadly, Momoruth has decided to withdraw from out little swap so I'm searching the waiting list for another willing to play. I will keep the thread updated so stand by.

Pochadiva
02-24-2011, 01:24 AM
JBunny has graciously stepped in to fill Momoruth's slot in the swap. She even has her cards finished. I hope she posts them on the thread. I also hope she wasn't anywhere near the earthquake area in New Zealand. I will be providing the return postage for you JBunny. Thanks so much for stepping up to the plate!

Mouseit
02-24-2011, 08:51 AM
ok Here is my offering....

Grub on a wire
Australian Greypink Galah
and One green bottle

NYJunkie
02-24-2011, 05:48 PM
I finally got my fence cards done and they will be in the mail tomorrow.
Here's a peek:

Pochadiva
02-25-2011, 01:11 AM
ok Here is my offering....

Grub on a wire
Australian Greypink Galah
and One green bottle

Great cards Mouseit!
Thanks for posting these.

Pochadiva
02-25-2011, 01:12 AM
I finally got my fence cards done and they will be in the mail tomorrow.
Here's a peek:

Cool set of On the Fence Cards NYJ. Glad you posted them in the thread for look see.

Pochadiva
02-26-2011, 01:25 AM
Gorgeous set of cards received from Pfifer80 today! Thanks again for jumping in to play. We are so happy you could fill in a vacant spot Tammy!

Pochadiva
02-26-2011, 01:50 PM
Yeahhhhh - my ATC's arrived....now that the children got safely home I can stop worrying about them :rolleyes:

I know it's always a relief when the cards reach their destination. I've had cards get lost and it was so disappointing.

Pochadiva
02-28-2011, 08:43 PM
Just received a very cool set of cards from NYJunkie. Thanks again for playing!

Bevie2u
03-01-2011, 01:37 PM
ok Here is my offering....

Grub on a wire
Australian Greypink Galah
and One green bottle

Wow girl these are darling!!! love them!!! Bevie

Pochadiva
03-02-2011, 01:11 AM
Cute set of cards received from Mouseit! Thanks for sending from "Down Under"!

Pochadiva
03-02-2011, 10:06 PM
Here is my offering its the Cardrona Bra fence in New Zealand. If you want to see the whole story Wikipedia has a good review. The 4 cards make up the whole fence, three for swaps and one for our lovely hostess.
We also have a shoe fence too :-)


How appropriate for this little swap! That is too funny. We have a restaurant in our town called "Pinnacle Peaks" and it is known for cutting off ties if you wear one there. Of course everyone wears one so they can cut it off and see it hung on the wall somewhere in the restaurant. Thanks for posting!

Pochadiva
03-04-2011, 05:30 PM
must put that restaurant on my bucket list sounds like a great place :-)

Josie: Received your awesome cards today! Thanks so much. Hope you will be able to fulfill your bucket list soon.

I received a pm from LaurieJill and she is getting ready to send her cards....then all of the players will be accounted for and let the trading begin!

Helene
03-04-2011, 07:03 PM
Yeah!!! Can't wait!

duckduckgoose
03-06-2011, 09:50 PM
Thanks for the message! I did send them out a few days ago... I think
it was Thursday... I hope they arrive soon!

Pochadiva
03-06-2011, 10:30 PM
duckduckgoose....thanks so much for posting. You came up with some fantastic concepts. Love them all!

LindyLu
03-09-2011, 11:34 AM
Just nosing around where I don't belong, cuz that's how I am:)

Such a great variety of fences & the objects upon them but the Bra Fence is a show-stopper!! I had a "say what?!!" moment when I saw it. How funny!!!

Pochadiva
03-09-2011, 04:11 PM
All here and accounted for. I will be working on the trading this coming weekend. Thanks for making my first swap a success!

Pochadiva
03-12-2011, 02:28 AM
Cards are ready to mail so look for them next week. I really enjoyed hosting this swap!

RedRoses42
03-16-2011, 09:55 PM
Great cards came today, thanks for hosting such a creative swap Pochadiva
And to the great artists I got cards from: DuckDuckGoose, NYJunkie, and JBunny.

You guys rock!

Pochadiva
03-16-2011, 10:11 PM
Thank you RedRoses42. I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap and thanks again for playing.

Helene
03-17-2011, 02:45 AM
I received some great 'fence' cards:
Love my birdies on the wooden fence, Pochadiva!
Love my birdhouse by the barn at sunset, Bitsysal49!
Love my dainty spider web on barbed wire fence, Pfifer80!
Thank you all for the fun and the beautiful art...
Helene

NYJunkie
03-17-2011, 07:14 PM
Pochadive! Thanks for being a great host in this swap. You mailed out the cards really fast.

I got cards from JBunny, Elena and DuckDuckGoose! It's such fun to get different styles and see what ideas and techniques everyone uses.

Pochadiva
03-17-2011, 07:43 PM
Thank you Helene and NYJunkie for the positive comments. I'm so glad you liked the cards and played along with me on this, my first swap!

jo.on.the.go
03-19-2011, 10:31 AM
Wonderful swap - thanks for hosting. And thanks to these artists whose cards I received:
Clofiti - laundry
Pfifer80 - Wake up Call
Pochadiva - Baseball leavings

Pochadiva
03-19-2011, 08:36 PM
Jo.on.the.go....thanks for the wonderful comments and for your participation. You really raised the bar with your cards!

Mouseit
03-22-2011, 05:33 AM
Yipppeeeee My fences are here! And they have my ducks and flamingos all fenced in now..LOL I am collecting quite a farm!

I have lovely cards from nyjunkie - lovely day dreaming girl and red balloon!
from JBunny whoohooo I got a bra fence! heehee, and I am sure I have photographs of that fence!
From Duckduckgoose a vibrant red fence with birdie and a sleepy cat, all just lovely Thanks folks!

Thank you also to our hostess Pochadiva! You have done a great job and I love my returns! Thanks