View Full Version : Bizarre holidays - JANUARY Due March 2nd

01-25-2011, 08:54 PM

Due Date: March 2nd
postage date for internationals: February 16th
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 March 2nd. 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. khover2002 - withdrew
2. mandkmercer - withdrew
3. pami - returned
4. a123andpoof - returned
5. jo.on.the.go - received - on her way to London
6. pirategrrl775 - returned
7. tattiekite - received - on holidays in the US
8. suntrade - returned

01-25-2011, 11:19 PM
We are up and running and into the New Year. A great time to start your collection!

01-26-2011, 06:47 AM
I can't stop now...sign me up, please!

01-26-2011, 07:22 AM
welcome khover2002 - the first to sign up for the new year of holidays.

01-28-2011, 02:54 PM
Yes please sign me up!!

01-28-2011, 04:21 PM
Hmm...have to see if I have time!

01-28-2011, 07:26 PM
welcome back mandkmercer!
You know that you cannot resist a123andpoof - you WILL be back. (said with mysterious waving of hands and a deep, hypnotic voice) did it work?

01-29-2011, 06:46 PM
My word did I almost miss another month? This will never do. Please sign me up.

01-29-2011, 07:04 PM
the swap has only been open a matter of days, pami, so you have not done too badly. welcome to another round of insanity mwah ha ha ha (nah, evil laugh still not working :skeptical:)

01-31-2011, 10:40 AM
Okay, sign me up please. I just can't resist XD

01-31-2011, 07:15 PM
you are very welcome a123andpoof, glad to see you back. (I warned you they were addictive, mwah ha ha ha haaaaa)

01-31-2011, 07:16 PM
I LOVE your cards pami - especially handwriting day. You will be good. . . at what?!?!;)

02-03-2011, 08:24 PM
Me too....

02-04-2011, 01:06 AM
welcome back jo.on.the.go. When do you leave for your London trip - it must be getting close?

02-04-2011, 08:03 AM
pirategrrl775 has just signed up by PM - welcome to another bizarre month!

02-04-2011, 08:13 AM
I am off to see Joss on the last Sunday of March. We can hardly wait! We're talking of trying some collaborative art...which should be interesting because our styles are so different!

And when I come home then you will all get a reprieve from my Italy and Ireland pictures and I will be drawing England!

02-04-2011, 01:14 PM
Donna, I'm back! Please, pretty please, may I play?

02-04-2011, 08:52 PM
jo.on.the.go - that sounds so good, though I am slightly worried about what your collaborative pieces would look like :unsure:;)
TATTIEKITE (yells, with arms open wide for a big hug) - welcome back!!!

02-05-2011, 12:43 AM
This sounds like a lot of fun! Please sign me up!

02-05-2011, 03:25 AM
suntrade - you are very welcome! Beware, these holidays are addictive (and so much fun!!)

02-05-2011, 07:33 AM
Woo Hoo! Donna's let me back to play. Watch out - I'm hitting Oz in April!

02-05-2011, 10:04 AM
I look forward to seeing you then

02-06-2011, 01:32 PM
I will mail tomorrow. Here is a preview. The whole set is in my gallery.

January 30 - Escape Day!

02-07-2011, 12:34 AM
I finish my cards. I went the cartoons way, so I hope you all like them!

I picked these holidays:
January 2 is . . . . .Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anybody Salutes It Day
January 9 is . . . . . Play God Day
January 15 is . . . . Hat Day
January 18 is . . . . Winnie the Pooh Day


02-07-2011, 04:26 AM
suntrade - they are so cute! I made a Winnie the Pooh card last year, too - great minds think alike :jiggy:

02-08-2011, 03:15 PM
Thank you!

I loved making those, they were so much fun!

I thought many people like Pooh, so I guess we were in tune! :wub:

02-08-2011, 08:40 PM
jo.on.the.go - I don't know how I missed your card (maybe I was :sleep:) After looking in your Gallery for the rest of them - I just have to say. . .WOW! You make it hard to choose one to keep.

02-09-2011, 09:14 AM
If you look at my signature you may notice that February Bizarre hols is now open - I would love to see you there!!

02-09-2011, 04:36 PM
NOt going to be able to complete this month. Please de-enroll me. THanks!

02-09-2011, 06:28 PM
mandkmercer - you will be missed. I hope to see you in February's swap:D

02-09-2011, 11:49 PM
pami has put us all to shame - her wonderful cards arrived today. thanks for the extra and the postage

02-15-2011, 05:41 AM
suntrade - your cards arrived today (even better IRL :jiggy:) thanks for all the extras

02-16-2011, 02:09 AM
Thank you! You are so kind!

I am impressed how quickly they flew to the other side of the world!

02-21-2011, 04:18 PM
Think I forgot to say these have been mailed (last week). No scanner at my daughter's so they'll be a surprise - I did "handwriting day".

02-21-2011, 07:39 PM
looking forward to seeing them tattiekite - how is your granddaughter? (that is who you have been babysitting, isn't it?:unsure:)

02-21-2011, 10:09 PM
pirategrrl775 - your cards have arrived - what a wonderful idea to do 'Australia day' (just for me ;):skeptical:) A couple of those stamps I haven't seen before - they are great!
Are you a member of goldenwolf's swap using postage stamps - you have the supplies for it?

02-22-2011, 06:38 AM
looking forward to seeing them tattiekite - how is your granddaughter? (that is who you have been babysitting, isn't it?:unsure:)
3 foot of pure cheek and gorgeousness - so funny/cute that she now has an Irish accent.

02-22-2011, 09:01 PM
I LOVE an irish accent - they can talk about anything, I will just listen (half the time I coudn't tell you what they were saying, I'm just enjoying listening to the sounds :embarrassed:)

02-26-2011, 07:10 AM
All cards should be on their way now so that they reach me in time - I'm stalking my mailman to see these cards IRL

02-28-2011, 11:37 PM
jo.on.the.go - your cards have arrived (giving me another problem - WHICH one do I keep?) :twitcy: thanks for the extra

03-01-2011, 06:20 AM
I hope they will, too but I will wait a few days for those cards on their way

03-01-2011, 09:28 PM
Nothing in the mail today - it seems that the Post Office is over their new year enthusiasm already. For a while there I was receiving cards within a week, now it is back out to the fortnight. . .ah, well. . .
I will wait a few days for those cards that I know are on their way

03-02-2011, 07:55 AM
Our mail is bad at the moment - a letter from my mother to my daughter posted on 10th December arrived 27th February - England to Eire - and one she sent to me at the end of January still has not arrived (300 miles).

03-02-2011, 08:02 PM
I find that International mail has its own little life so don't give up on your cards yet - I haven't :D

03-03-2011, 05:48 AM
TATTIEKITE- your cards arrived today. I told you not to give up hope!! They are well worth the wait - very cleverly constructed

03-04-2011, 08:29 PM
a123andpoof tells me that her cards have been posted - I will give them till Monday's mail and then I will swap and post all that I have in hand. This means that returns go out on Monday (I think that you will enjoy the Hostess card for this month)

03-05-2011, 01:16 AM
a123andpoof tells me that her cards have been posted - I will give them till Monday's mail and then I will swap and post all that I have in hand. This means that returns go out on Monday (I think that you will enjoy the Hostess card for this month)

Yeah!!!!! :wub:

03-05-2011, 08:09 AM
I've just realised (doh) that I will be absent when these cards arrive in UK - not home until Easter so please be patient and I'll give reps etc then. I do have someone in the house so may get a heads up but you probably all know what sons are like!!

03-06-2011, 12:52 AM
tattiekite - do you want me to hold onto the cards until I see you in April? Hand delivery!

03-06-2011, 10:13 AM
Yes please, that would be sensible - I'm all for saving pennies as well.

03-07-2011, 02:43 AM
just for everyone's information - tattiekite will be receiving: Pirategrrl's blue "Australia day" card, jo.on.the.go's "Rattlesnake round-up day" card and pami's "Handwriting day" card.

jo.on.the.go - I had to keep your 'Escape day' card once I realised that the bars on the windows were real (what did you make them from?) and that he was really holding onto a rope - WOW!!

sorry a123andpoof your cards did not arrive today - I will tell you as soon as they arrive and we can make arrangements then.

03-12-2011, 02:14 AM
a123andpoof - your cards arrived on Thursday, I have swapped them with Hostess cards and sent them on their way today. I hope you enjoy them

03-18-2011, 08:39 PM
Thank you so much for hosting Donnacr you are a wonderful host!

And thank you Tattiekite, Pirategrrl775, and suntrade for making these awsome cards and Donnacr the hostess gift is awsome!

03-19-2011, 01:52 AM
I will (humbly?) take all the praise you want to give me (blushing :embarrassed: and grinning from ear to ear :D)

I had so much fun making the Hostess gifts but finding trivia about ATCs was next to impossible ?!?

I think that jo.on.the.go is on her way to London and I know that tattiekite is in the US so I will send this swap to the Archives - they can still give rep points when they get home.