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Gerry
01-26-2011, 12:29 PM
Swap Due Date – April 10, 2011
Sign Up / withdraw Date – 25 March 2011
Number of ATCs - 3 for 3
Number of Players - 12 FULL
Medium - Open

Spot the Flower swap

Make 3 cards that feature flowers but I want you to use your imagination to have them somewhere different to just being in a vase or garden.

Suggestions ; Maybe the flower is on a band in a girls hair.
A clown with one attached to his collar or hat.
A donkey with one placed behind his ear.
A frog carrying one around in his mouth.

There are endless places that you might find a flower, besides the ones I have suggested. All I ask is that you keep it clean (I don’t want to be in trouble with my first swap)

Now for the guidelines.
You can make them with any medium but please put a little thought into your work. If you are collaging, please layer and don’t just put one picture in the middle and call it done.
For this swap please do not use stickers.
All work must be original, no prints or copies.
Please try to keep the cards flat, as I would hate to have your work mangled in the post machine, so no bulky beads or brads etc.
Any not made with thought or not on theme, will be returned, if you are not sure please ask before posting.

All Players – As this is my first swap I will pay for returns but please include an address label or envelope with your cards.

Note that I am in the UK, so cards will take a little longer to get to me so allow plenty of posting time.

If I have forotten anything please let me know, otherwise lets get creating....

Players:
1.Vicki Z - arrived
2. Suntrade - arrived
3. AmericanHwyflower - arrived
4. Katelnorth - arrived
5. Thepozbabe withdrawn
6. Dakota.joe Arrived
NancyL -withdrawn
7. Theweavershand -Arrived
8. Wil Opio Oguta - Arrived
9. .Rockinrobin - arrived
10. Pami arrived
Joss - withdrawn
11.katrinabean86 -Arrived
12. Momoruth arrived
Waiting list:
1.

Vicki Z
01-26-2011, 03:58 PM
Me first, YIPPEEEEEE.
Please sign me up.

Gerry
01-26-2011, 03:59 PM
yahhh my first victim...errrr I mean swapper...Thanks Vicki

SunTrade
01-26-2011, 05:25 PM
This sounds like a lot of fun! Please sign me UP!!! :jiggy:

Gerry
01-26-2011, 05:28 PM
Thanks for joining Suntrade, I have added you

AmericanHwyFlower
01-26-2011, 06:03 PM
Oh can I play??? please?

katelnorth
01-26-2011, 06:18 PM
Me please! Looks like a fun swap, but also - UK based, woo hoo :) We gotta stick together, right? LOL

thepozbabe
01-26-2011, 07:30 PM
How come i missed this? Sign me up G. xx

AnnieDeMontreal
01-26-2011, 08:55 PM
Hi Gerry!! Please add me up! :)))

NancyL
01-27-2011, 12:05 AM
Please add me. Since I read about this am, all sorts of possibilities keep popping up in my mind. I could make colorful fish covered in flowers for instance.

theweavershand
01-27-2011, 01:46 AM
me too please! great idea!

Wil Opio Oguta
01-27-2011, 03:04 AM
Please sign me up

Gerry
01-27-2011, 04:36 AM
AmericanHwyflower, Katelnorth, Thepozbabe, Dakota.joe, NancyL, Theweavershand and
Wil Opio Oguta you are all signed up, thanks for joining in my first swap. :jiggy:

Gerry
01-27-2011, 04:48 AM
Please add me. Since I read about this am, all sorts of possibilities keep popping up in my mind. I could make colorful fish covered in flowers for instance.

I am the same, once I read about a swap suddenly I come up with ideas and I have to join. I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.

rockinrobin
01-27-2011, 11:39 AM
Oh this sounds fun, add me please

PAMI
01-27-2011, 11:40 AM
please add me to the list

Joss
01-27-2011, 12:10 PM
Congrats on your first swap. I always enjoy playing in 'first hosters' swaps, as I was one once. So sign me up.

Gerry
01-27-2011, 12:30 PM
Thanks Rockinrobin, Pami and Joss for joining, you are all signed up and the list is now full...

I must admit I was worried that I wouldnt get any takers.. but it has filled up pretty quickly, thanks everyone for joining my very first swap.:jiggy:

Vicki Z
01-27-2011, 01:46 PM
We are all excited, Gerry.
This is a totally unique idea, and very FUN swap.

I have been working on my cards, and the ideas really do flow quickly.

katrinabean86
01-27-2011, 04:15 PM
Probably no one will withdraw but can you put me on a waiting list just in case? Sounds like a cool idea :)

Gerry
01-27-2011, 04:55 PM
Probably no one will withdraw but can you put me on a waiting list just in case? Sounds like a cool idea :)

You will be the first one on the waiting list Katrinabean86

Vicki Z
01-28-2011, 08:39 AM
This was a stellar swap.
I was up half the night, on a roll, creating.

My cards are done and in the mail!!!

This is such a GREAT idea for a swap!!
Thank you Gerry.

Gerry
01-28-2011, 11:37 AM
oooo look forward to seeing your creations Vicki. I hope I havent got you in trouble with staying up so late..lol

Vicki Z
01-28-2011, 12:13 PM
Don't worry about it.
I just will get a little extra support from Folger's today. LOL

momoruth
01-31-2011, 09:19 AM
please put me on your waiting list

Gerry
01-31-2011, 03:49 PM
You are on the waiting list momoruth.

NancyL
02-01-2011, 12:43 PM
I am withdrawing. my ideas have evaporated.

Gerry
02-01-2011, 04:18 PM
sorry to lose you NancyL, sometimes the ideas just wont come.

Gerry
02-01-2011, 04:26 PM
katrinabean86 you are the first on the waiting list so I have been added you to the players..

katrinabean86
02-01-2011, 04:41 PM
Thanks Gerry :) Glad I get to join. The idea sounds so cool.

Gerry
02-02-2011, 05:14 PM
received some really awesome cards from Pammi today..the first ones of my first swap..:jiggy: I love the way you have a flower peeping out in them.
Thanks so much for the extra card and postage.

Gerry
02-10-2011, 02:31 PM
received awesome cards today from VickiZ, I am loving all the imaginative ways of incorporating flowers on the cards. Thanks for the extra card, its going to be hard to pick one to keep, they are all great.:jiggy:

Vicki Z
02-10-2011, 02:34 PM
I am glad they showed up.
I was starting to worry!
Glad you like them.

Gerry
02-16-2011, 04:29 AM
You are starting to sound like me Vicki with your worrying.

How is everyone getting on, I have received 2 lovely sets of cards, if I get mine done later I will post pictures, anyone who has got some made feel free to post a pic of them in the thread. I am really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Gerry
02-25-2011, 10:21 AM
Just wondered how everyone is getting along, as its very quiet in the thread.
Pammi sent some amazing cards in, that she posted on the first page. If anyone else has any ready that they can post in the thread it might help to get ideas flowing if anyone is struggling. I am seriously going to get mine done tonight and post themn in the thread.

Vicki Z
02-26-2011, 03:45 AM
received some really awesome cards from Pammi today..the first ones of my first swap..:jiggy: I love the way you have a flower peeping out in them.

Pami's cards are so FAB-U-LOUS.
I really like the flower in the coveralls pocket, :D
and I like the flower in the quilt - what a GREAT idea, ;)
but I think my favorite is the pile of flower pots with a flower growing where it "shouldn't" be growing.

LOVE the way your mind works! Great cards.:jiggy:

Gerry
02-27-2011, 02:12 PM
Here are 2 cards I made, 1 is collaged and the other painted with a lace trim.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3155/medium/1_img010.jpg

Gerry
03-03-2011, 04:29 AM
This is my first swap and not having anyone except Vicki adding to the thread since the
1st February makes me very nervous.
Could someone please say how they are getting on or if they have even started their cards, my worst nightmare is to have you all drop out at the last minute..
please put me out of my misery ..:unsure:

thepozbabe
03-03-2011, 05:52 AM
Hiya Gerry, I'm still here. I don't say a lot, i'm like a fart, silent but deadly. I wont be dropping out & will give you a shout when my cards are ready. x

Gerry
03-03-2011, 08:08 AM
Thanks Poz, really looking forward to seeing them once they are finished.

Vicki Z
03-03-2011, 08:14 AM
Here are 2 cards I made, 1 is collaged and the other painted with a lace trim.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3155/medium/1_img010.jpg

WOW, these are awesome cards, Gerry.
I didn't know you could paint.
The mug and pot is so FAB.
Of course, I like the cupid, too.

Wil Opio Oguta
03-03-2011, 01:12 PM
I am still here;). Your swap is in my 'to-do' list together with the 13 other ones I signed up for.

Gerry
03-03-2011, 02:57 PM
Thanks Vicki, pleased you like them and you will have to tell me how you pulled the pictures into the post as I have been trying agaes to do it.

Gerry
03-03-2011, 03:01 PM
I am still here;). Your swap is in my 'to-do' list together with the 13 other ones I signed up for.

Thanks Wil Opio Oguta, I am looking forward to seeing all the cards that everyone makes. I will try not to worry anymore, and will just sit biting my fingers until the cards start to come in..:unsure:

Vicki Z
03-03-2011, 03:01 PM
I just clicked on the "quote" button, and the pictures pulled in nice and easy.

It seems to all depend on how the person attached the pictures initially.
Your pictures are part of your post, so pull in with the post.

The pictures that are difficult to pull in are pictures that are attached as "thumbnails"

Joss
03-03-2011, 03:33 PM
Gerry, I am sooo sorry, I will have to withdraw from this swap. I have hurt my back and am mostly in bed. I am glad that momoruth will get to play instead of me.

Gerry
03-03-2011, 04:00 PM
Thats ok Joss thanks for letting me know, sorry to hear about your back, rest and get it better.

katelnorth
03-03-2011, 07:42 PM
I'm still here, and still fully intend to make cards, barring catastrophe. However, like Wil, I am in a lot of swaps, so as I won't have to mail yours as early as US ones with a similar due date, I haven't started working on them yet!

SunTrade
03-04-2011, 01:07 AM
I am also here! And I almost done with mine, so i will post soon. Hopefully next week.

I have been under the weather lately.

Gerry
03-04-2011, 03:06 AM
woo hoo thanks suntrade & katelnorth , I am feeling lots happier now..:jiggy:

I hope you are soon feeling better Suntrade, and back to full production in the making of atcs. It always cheers me up when I get into the swing of creating.

Gerry
03-04-2011, 03:12 AM
Momoruth has joined us from the waiting list. :D

theweavershand
03-06-2011, 09:01 PM
Mine are done and in my gallery. I made 6 so I still have to decide which ones to send. I hope they all fit the theme. Any feedback would be appreciated!

Gerry
03-07-2011, 04:46 AM
theweavershand, all the cards you have made are amazing and I love them all, especially the eye. :jiggy:
The flower on its own isnt really on theme as it isnt in an unusual place, but its a great card, I love the smiling face on it.

SunTrade
03-07-2011, 03:31 PM
theweavershand, your cards are lovely!

theweavershand
03-07-2011, 04:12 PM
thanks!

SunTrade
03-10-2011, 11:47 PM
My cards are finally done! Here they are, and I hope you all like them.

http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/5543/spottheflower0003.jpg

theweavershand
03-11-2011, 12:17 AM
love the clothesline, SunTrade! great cards!

Gerry
03-11-2011, 03:51 AM
Wow Amazing cards Suntrade, I am thrilled with all the different ideas you are all coming up with, cant wait to see them in R/L.

http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/5543/spottheflower0003.jpg[/QUOTE]

katrinabean86
03-12-2011, 05:20 PM
Great cards, SunTrade! :) I love how simple and cute the style is!

SunTrade
03-13-2011, 02:15 AM
Thank you!

Wil Opio Oguta
03-15-2011, 03:15 PM
My cards are done and ready to go into the mail. Gerry, please PM me your address. Here are the pictures:

Gerry
03-15-2011, 04:01 PM
My cards are done and ready to go into the mail. Gerry, please PM me your address. Here are the pictures:

I have sent you my address, Love the cards, thanks for sharing them.
I really am amazed at all the different cards that are being made. Can't wait to see them all.:jiggy:

Gerry
03-15-2011, 04:11 PM
I have received 3 envelopes today, full of the most amazing cards,
The Weavershand, AmericanHwyflower, RockinRobbin, thanks everyone for the extra cards and postage.
The cards posted in the thread look even better in R/L, I'm over the moon at the ideas you are all coming up with.:spinny:

Gerry
03-16-2011, 05:23 PM
Suntrade your lovely cards have arrived, thanks for the host card and extras :D

AnnieDeMontreal
03-16-2011, 07:48 PM
Hello Gerry! my cards are done, pm me your addy thanks!

katrinabean86
03-18-2011, 10:51 PM
Got mine done while working on art for the ATART this weekend. Here they are. Hope they are ok. Some of the flowers are *very* subtle (especially the kitty ballerina one. They're on her dress). Let me know if any of them are not right for the swap and I'll put them up for private trade instead. And the balloon one looks much better in real life because the colors blend in better.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7195/large/1_ATC_Spot_The_Flower_Swap__800x715_.jpg

SunTrade
03-19-2011, 12:54 AM
Those are cute !

I specially love the balloon one!

Gerry
03-19-2011, 02:56 AM
Got mine done while working on art for the ATART this weekend. Here they are. Hope they are ok. Some of the flowers are *very* subtle (especially the kitty ballerina one. They're on her dress). Let me know if any of them are not right for the swap and I'll put them up for private trade instead. And the balloon one looks much better in real life because the colors blend in better.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7195/medium/1_ATC_Spot_The_Flower_Swap__800x715_.jpg

Those are lovely, and are all definitely 'Spot the flower' cards, cant wait to see them in R/L. I have sent my address to you. :D

Gerry
03-19-2011, 02:59 AM
Hello Gerry! my cards are done, pm me your addy thanks!

Annie, I sent my address to you, let me know if you havent got it yet as I am not sure if all my pms are getting through. Been pming another member (Not in this swap)and not getting a reply even though she has been online.

Gerry
03-21-2011, 02:45 PM
Super cards have arrived from Wil Opio Oguta, thanks for the hostie card :D

Gerry
03-23-2011, 05:22 PM
Awesome cards have arrived safely from Katrinabean86, thanks so much for the hostie card, I am going to have a really hard job picking my favourite.:D

Gerry
03-25-2011, 06:14 PM
super cards arrived from Dakota Joe, love all of them, thanks for the extras :)

I dont think anyone is going to be disappointed with their returns as all the cards I have received up to now have been fantastic. :)

katelnorth
03-29-2011, 07:13 PM
Well, the flowers on my cards are fairly small and not very prominent - I know that's somewhat the idea, but I hope they are enough :)

katrinabean86
03-30-2011, 01:12 AM
Oooh those are gorgeous! I think it fits the theme :)

theweavershand
03-30-2011, 01:36 AM
i think they are wonderful, Kate!

theweavershand
03-30-2011, 01:37 AM
My cards are done and ready to go into the mail. Gerry, please PM me your address. Here are the pictures:

that kitten is beyond adorable! great cards, Wil!

Gerry
03-30-2011, 03:42 AM
Well, the flowers on my cards are fairly small and not very prominent - I know that's somewhat the idea, but I hope they are enough :)


Lovely cards Katelnorth, those fit the theme great, I am not sure if you have my address so will send it to you just in case.

Not long to go now, I am really excited about sending out my first swaps as a host, I picked my birthday as the swap end date so that I would always remember it..Is that sad or what!! :unsure:

Gerry
04-04-2011, 01:44 PM
Katelnorth your lovely cards have arrived, thanks for the hostie card and stamp.:)

Gerry
04-05-2011, 02:03 PM
Momoruth your cards have arrived, thanks for the hostie card and bits. :)

Gerry
04-07-2011, 08:12 AM
Everyones cards are in so I shall be posting the returns out tomorrow.

Thanks everyone for playing, and making my first swap a lot of fun. I hope you all enjoyed making them as much as I did seeing them all. I am sure no one will be disappointed with their returns..

Dont forget to give Itrader to me and You Rock points to the players whose cards you get. Its always nice to know where your cards end up. :)

Vicki Z
04-07-2011, 08:24 AM
AWESOME!!!
I can hardly wait.
There have been some FAB cards posted.

Congratulations on your first swap!!

katelnorth
04-07-2011, 05:31 PM
Oh goodie - I should be the first one to get my returns as well, so I'm extra excited!

Gerry
04-08-2011, 02:55 AM
Yes yours was posted first yesterday Kate as I didnt need to go to go to the PO with yours. So you might get it today or tomorrow. :) Everyone elses got taken to the PO last night and is hopefully well on the way to their new homes.
If I have the right stamps, I put them with the work post they seem to get processed quicker.

Vicki Z
04-08-2011, 08:21 AM
I'm so excited.
Can't wait!

Gerry
04-08-2011, 09:07 AM
haha I am afraid you will have to wait Vicki, but maybe yours will get on a fast plane and get to you quickly.

katelnorth
04-08-2011, 06:49 PM
Got my returns today - it's late now so I'll do rep points and iTrader tomorrow, but a big thank you to theweavershand, americanhwyflower and katrinabean86 for your great cards, and to Gerry for hosting...

Gerry
04-08-2011, 06:58 PM
yay my first swap cards arrived at their new home, I'm pleased they arrived safely, thanks for letting me know kate.
I hope the others are not long getting across the big pond to their new homes too.

theweavershand
04-11-2011, 04:52 PM
woohoo! my returns are here! thanks to...

PAMI...i adore your art...always!
SunTrade...i so love this clothesline idea. so happy to have it!
Wil...this kitty is sooooo cute! love it!

Gerry...thanks so much for hosting! Great job and super fun swap! Let me know when you start up your next one.

katrinabean86
04-11-2011, 05:19 PM
Got my wonderful cards! :) I absolutely loved this swap. Great job, Gerry! Received one from Katelnorth's (yay!), Momoruth (rocket with flowers in space! How inventive :D), and DakotaJoe (angry Irish cat=win!). You guys rock. Leaving my trader and reps now!

Gerry
04-11-2011, 06:20 PM
I am excited that my first swap cards are starting to arrive across the pond, and you are happy with your returns. :)

Vicki Z
04-11-2011, 08:10 PM
I also received speedy cards from across the pond
Thanks to PAMI. I did so love that peeking flower under the pot.
Thanks to Dakota Joe. How cute and clever, a traveling Panda.
Thanks to Gerry. LOVE that goat. Thank you for thinking of me, and remembering me and my 9 kids.

Thanks to all for some FAB-U-LOUS cards, and thanks so much to Gerry for an AWESOME swap and for picking out such perfect cards for my returns.

SunTrade
04-12-2011, 12:43 AM
Oh, I have not gotten mine yet ... I can;t wait!
theweavershand thanks for your nice comment!

Wil Opio Oguta
04-12-2011, 11:58 AM
I got my cards today. Thanks to RockinRobin, DakotaJoe and Theweavershand. And a big thanks to our hostess. Now off to leave reps and Itrader.

Gerry
04-12-2011, 02:14 PM
Great news that the cards are finding their way to new homes. I am so glad that everyone is liking their cards.
Suntrade I am sure yours will be there soon.:)

rockinrobin
04-12-2011, 08:02 PM
Great returns and hostess! Vicki Z- "Hot Stuff" AmericanHwyFlower- #3 (10cent stamp) Wil Opio Oguta - Bassinet, thanks to all

got spread some love before I can give you rep pts Vicki.....

AmericanHwyFlower
04-13-2011, 05:40 PM
thank you Gerry for being a lovely host in a fun swap. thanks to the artists who's atcs i recieved:
katelnorth,suntrade, katrinabean86

SunTrade
04-13-2011, 09:40 PM
They got here yeah!, Left itrader you rocks for all.

Great Swap Gerry! Thank you for hosting!

Gerry
04-16-2011, 02:12 PM
Well it looks like everyone has received their returns and everyone is happy with the cards they have got.
So I am a happy little bunny too. :wubclub:
Thanks to everyone who made my first swap a success and I hope you will all join in my next one that should be on in the next couple of days. I think you will find its a fun swap too..See you there...:spinny: