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alanabannana
01-26-2011, 07:56 PM
February PAT, Due April 15th ________________________________________
Withdraw date: No withdrawals once theme is chosen
Due Date: April 15th
Number of Cards: 4:4 or 8:8 You may participate in one or two groups
WE ARE FULL - thanks for looking

February Pick-A-Theme Swap Please read ALL of the instructions carefully before joining!

To play in a PAT swap, you need to have:
• POSITIVE iTrader rating of +15
• no negatives within the last 6 months
• no neutrals for lack of cards/communication within the last 3 months
• Once you sign up, you may not withdraw. Players start work on their cards right away

There are no exceptions to these rules.

• post to the thread, stating which group you want to join (see below for details on themes)
• choose a theme within three days of joining
• make a card for each person in your group, in their chosen theme
• cards must be the standard 2.5 x 3.5
• cards must be FLAT! No raised stickers, brads, eyelets, or beads

When you're ready to send, PM me for my address When you are packing up your cards:
o put each card in a plastic sleeve
o make sure that your username and the recipients' usernames are on the backs of your cards as well as group number
o if you are in the US, send a self addressed envelope with 44 cents postage (.88 cents if you join two groups). Please put your address as sender as well
o if you are not in the US, send .98 US postage or a well concealed dollar if you can.

THEMES
EASY THEMES/ REGULAR THEMES: It is easy to think up a card, find a reference for it, or an image for a collage. Examples of easy themes include: fairies, cats, dogs, marine life, flower, windows. Examples of regular themes include: flying pigs with hats, red poppies, whimsical houses, Zetti.
ADVANCED THEMES: Usually require research and reference. Examples are characters from books or movies or perhaps obscure themes such as "Dogs in Victorian England." They can also be themes that are difficult to interpret like music or a difficult poem. THESE MAY REQUIRE SUBSTANTIAL THOUGHT AND EFFORT.

I will start out with 5 groups. I can add another group or two if there is more interest in a particular group

Group One: Hand-Painted/Drawn: Easy & Regular Themes - FULL
1. kat - flowers
2. Joss - Hens and chicks
3. Juany - birds
4. a123andpoof -penguins -realistic, cartoon or whimsy
5. arlie707 -lilies

Group Two - Hand Painted/Drawn: Advanced Themes - FULL
1. kat - Whimsical Animals of Africa
2. Juany - scarlet macaw
3. momoruth - Louisiana swamp land
4 kavka - fantasy armor
5. lumurkat - cheeky wekas http://www.arkive.org/weka/gallirallus-australis/


Group Three – FLAT Collage/Mixed Media: Easy & Regular Themes - FULL
1. katelnorth - birds with crowns
2. lovespugs - vintage women or little girls with wings and/or crowns
3. arlie707 - anything Scotland
4. louisezee - dragonflies - any style
5. momoruth - Mardi Gras masks

Group Four – FLAT Collage/Mixed Media: Regular & Advanced Themes - FULL
1. Corrie04 - vintage people with a bird
2. Gillyscrapper - "Windmills of my Mind"
3. Nancy - Red, white and black - Vertical cards only please
4. pstowe - patchwork
5. alanabannana - roosters

Group Five – ARTIST CHOICE MEDIA: Easy/Regular/Advanced ThemesPlayer chooses the theme, the artist can use whatever media she wants in creating it (paint, mixed media, fabric, etc.) - FULL
1. katelnorth - Rocky Horror Picture Show
2. nancy - African Culture - vertical cards only please
3. HiddenTreasure2010 - Birds with accessories (shoes, necklaces ect...)
4. pstowe - folk ***
5. delphiandreams - Places of Worship (church,cathedrals,mosques,synagouges etc)

Group Six - Hand drawn/Painted - Average or Medium theme FULL
1. ceejay - children at play
2. lemurkat - Aesop's fables
3. alanabannana - old fashion bee hives
4. HeatherR - whimsical trees
5. novasmem - colorful cats

Group Seven -FLAT Collage/Mixed Media: Easy & Regular Themes
1. Tamrantula - iguanas with hats
2. Gerry - owls
3. goatgirl - goats
4. Evalila - boys and/or men
5. nontinkansas - things with wings

katelnorth
01-27-2011, 06:24 PM
Did I miss the end of January? LOL. OK, can't believe I'm the first here, but I do want in. The hard part is, what group(s) and what theme(s). Hmm, ok, Group 5 please - but can I have a think about the theme for that one - and also, Group 3 with a theme of Birds with Crowns.

alanabannana
01-27-2011, 07:30 PM
No you did not miss the end of Jan. I am going to be busy this weekend and had another school snow day today with an early closing yesterday, so I took advantage of having the time and got this up and ready. Welcome to the group Katelnorth and I will put you in groups 3 and 5. Thanks for signing up. Let me know in a few days what you decide for group 5's choice

katelnorth
01-27-2011, 07:41 PM
will do - I have couple of themes bubbling around, but I think I need a little time for the ideas to solidify...

kat
01-27-2011, 08:04 PM
I'd like to join Group 1: Flowers and Group 2: Whimsical Animals of Africa.

Joss
01-27-2011, 08:16 PM
Me too please:
group one: hens and chicks

Juany
01-27-2011, 08:17 PM
can i play in group 1 and 2

alanabannana
01-27-2011, 08:21 PM
I am always amazed at the wide range of ideas people come up with for their theme ideas. I have put you down ladies

Let me know in a couple days Juany what your themes will be. Thanks

a123andpoof
01-27-2011, 08:28 PM
Sign me up for group 1 please! Theme penquin realistic, cartoon or whimsy

lovepugs1
01-27-2011, 08:45 PM
I'd like to sign up for group 3 please, thank you :wub:

lovepugs1
01-27-2011, 08:48 PM
Oops, forgot to put my theme. vintage women or little girls with wings and/or crowns.

arlie707
01-27-2011, 08:51 PM
Oh I have to join in Alana -please sign me up for Groups 1 and 3. I will let you know my themes a bit later tonight.

arlie707
01-27-2011, 09:51 PM
Here's my themes:
Group 1 - lilies
Group 3 - anything Scotland

alanabannana
01-27-2011, 09:57 PM
ok everyone, I filled everything I had so far. Let me know if any errors please.

Group one filled already - if still interest I can always add another group for this style and difficulty, so please post if you are interested in another drawn/painted group with and easy to regular theme.

momoruth
01-27-2011, 11:34 PM
I would like group 2 Louisiana swap land and group3 Mardi gras masks

Kavka
01-28-2011, 12:57 AM
I would like to be in group two with the theme of "Fantasy Armor"

Juany
01-28-2011, 01:36 AM
for group one I want bird

lemurkat
01-28-2011, 02:02 AM
Please put me into group two. My topic will be cheeky wekas.
http://www.arkive.org/weka/gallirallus-australis/


Btw, Momoruth - is that Louisiana SWAMP land?

alanabannana
01-28-2011, 08:31 AM
I have everyone signed up and updated the theme requests. Can't wait to see everyone's ideas for these wonderful themes. Never heard of a cheeky wekas before and fantasy armor ??? - Don't let my husband know about that request. Momoruth, I did put down Swamp land.

corrie04
01-28-2011, 09:36 AM
Group 4 please - Vintage people with a bird.

ceejay
01-28-2011, 09:38 AM
How about a group for Hand Drawn/Painted ... Medium Themes ?
If you add one, please include me.

Nancy
01-28-2011, 12:16 PM
May I have group#4 with a theme of Red, White and Black
and group#5 with African culture?
Vertical cards Please!

alanabannana
01-28-2011, 04:49 PM
Adding everyone to the lists and I will start another group ceejay - let me know your theme! Thanks everyone

katelnorth
01-28-2011, 05:47 PM
Ok, have thought for a little while about a theme for group 5 and I think I'd like to go with what occurred to me first (goodness knows why) - Rocky Horror Picture Show. Something completely different from my norm!

ceejay
01-28-2011, 07:04 PM
okay ... let's go Group 6 ... my theme ... children, at play.

Kavka
01-28-2011, 07:04 PM
I don't mean anything dirty by fantasy armor, by the way :eek:
Think "Lord of the Rings" sort of stuff instead!

Wekas (Wekae?) are adorable! I'll enjoy drawing them!

lemurkat
01-28-2011, 07:34 PM
I"d like to join group 6 too, please.
Theme - Aesop's Fables

The character of my latest novel is a weka, and I've just finished editting the story, so I figured I'd create pictures based on her and her species. So yeh, wekas (a flightless rail) doing cheeky stuff - Aroha (my character) has an unhealthy addiction to sweet human foods (she's a sugar junkie) and loves shiny things. You can draw chicks, adults or anything in between.

Nancy
01-28-2011, 07:51 PM
Oh Alana, You must be feeling especially patriotic today.......I wanted red, white and BLACK for my theme in group 4.

HiddenTreasure2010
01-28-2011, 10:02 PM
I would like to join group #5. Bird with Accessories eg; shoes, necklace...

Juany
01-29-2011, 02:29 AM
for group 2 I want, scarlet macaw

alanabannana
01-29-2011, 09:20 AM
ok Nancy, fixed to BLACK not blue .... sorry about that....glad you caught it right away.

Adding everyone else to their lists and updating theme ideas

alanabannana
01-29-2011, 11:36 AM
pstowe -I have signed you up for both groups 4 and 5 . Welcome to your first PAT - they are alot of fun. Fro patchwork, are you thinking quilts or something else?? And for your folk art- do you want a specific object or theme on the cards.

alanabannana
01-30-2011, 12:40 PM
I have added you delphiandreams. Welcome to our swap.

HeatherR
01-31-2011, 01:18 AM
Can I join group 6? Theme: Whimsical trees

alanabannana
01-31-2011, 07:54 AM
you are in group 6 heather and only one spot left!!

ArtsyLady
01-31-2011, 09:33 AM
I'll take the last spot in #6..

will get back with a theme

alanabannana
01-31-2011, 05:59 PM
The spot is yours novasmem!! Yippee, I am so glad we filled up and its not even technically Feb 1st yet, at least not here at my house. Thanks to all who have signed up for my 1st PAT. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful creations you will come up with.

kat
02-01-2011, 05:25 PM
The first weka is for Juany; the Cheeky Weka is for Lemurkat.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_weka.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_cheekyweka.jpg
The cheeky weka was trying for an understated look with a string of pearls, but she had to add a little extra bling.

Tamrantula
02-01-2011, 05:31 PM
Holy Smoley this filled up fast! LOL

I just blinked a couple times and completely missed it!

Maybe next month!

alanabannana
02-01-2011, 06:30 PM
Love your birds Kat and the pearls are just the right touch!!!!

Juany
02-01-2011, 07:34 PM
63332group 1kat flower-joss hens-a123andpoof penguin--arlie707 lilies

63333group 2 kat whimsical animal of africa--momoruth louisiana swamp land--kudka fantasy armor-lemurkat cheeky weka.

alanabannana
02-01-2011, 07:41 PM
love all the cards Juany. They have such character. I will pm you my address so you have it when ready. You gals are very quick to get started on these. I feel like a slacker.

lemurkat
02-02-2011, 02:51 AM
Hehe, cool wekas! Thanks guys. Looks like Aroha's getting herself dressed up ^^

kat
02-02-2011, 08:09 AM
More birdies:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_hen.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_penguin.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_macaw.jpg
for Joss................................a123andpoof... ................Juany

Juany
02-02-2011, 02:11 PM
beautiful Atcs! kat ,I love mine:wub:

Tamrantula
02-02-2011, 02:14 PM
Awesome! Now, just to decide on a theme....thinking...thinking...

Will be back soon with a decision!

ArtsyLady
02-02-2011, 04:53 PM
OK..gonna go with Colorful Cats

alanabannana
02-02-2011, 06:00 PM
Got your update posted novasmem

Gerry
02-03-2011, 07:15 PM
can I join group 7 with the theme owls please

alanabannana
02-03-2011, 08:38 PM
you got it Gerry.

goatgirl
02-03-2011, 09:08 PM
May I join group 7, with goats as my theme?

Tamrantula
02-04-2011, 06:14 AM
Ok--I am having some stress with our job changes...so, want something fun and light as my theme...

Is iguanas with hats too hard?

alanabannana
02-04-2011, 07:31 AM
goats it is goatgirl and I think iguanas with hats is perfect tamrantula. They are going to be so cute!

Evalila
02-04-2011, 09:07 AM
Can I join group 7? Will be back with a theme asap. :)

notinkansas
02-04-2011, 09:08 AM
may I have a spot in group 7? theme...things with wings

Evalila
02-04-2011, 08:27 PM
I would like my theme to be boys and/or men.

alanabannana
02-04-2011, 09:21 PM
I have added you both Evalila and notinkansas. Thank you for signing up.

alanabannana
02-04-2011, 09:24 PM
We are now officially full. I have requested a move to active status. I think 7 groups is so awesome and I thank everyone for signing up. I look forward to seeing all your wonderful art work.

alanabannana
02-06-2011, 10:58 AM
Here are my cards for group 4

corrie04
02-06-2011, 01:57 PM
sweetness! great cards.

kat
02-09-2011, 07:38 AM
Two more:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_2011-2_bayou.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_2011-2_armor.jpg

alanabannana
02-09-2011, 05:03 PM
Love the cards Kat!!:jiggy:

The first set is in! The honors go to Kavka. Thanks for the extra goodie. Very cute

Evalila
02-10-2011, 08:52 AM
Here are my cards for group 7 (Sorry, some of a pics are a bit blurry)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_IMG_0931_1_.jpg for Tamrantula http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_IMG_0932_1_.jpg for Gerry

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_IMG_0934_1_.jpg for goatgirl http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_IMG_0935_1_.jpg for notinkansas

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_IMG_0936_1_.jpg hostie card for alanabannana

alanabannana
02-10-2011, 08:54 AM
Great cards Evalila. Did you use the peeling paint for the background on the top two. Very cool effects. and love the hostie card. Can't wait to see the cards in person.

notinkansas
02-10-2011, 09:17 AM
awesome cards Evalila...I just LOVE mine!

Tamrantula
02-10-2011, 11:59 AM
Wow! Great cards! Love the iguana!

I am playing with the peeled paint technique, too...fun to learn new things!

goatgirl
02-10-2011, 04:16 PM
Evalila, I love the ATC you made for me! I can't wait to see it in person!

Gerry
02-11-2011, 12:55 PM
great cards Evalila, love my owl.

kat
02-12-2011, 08:09 AM
arlie707 -- I made two lily cards. Let me know which one you prefer.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_2011-2_pat_lily1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_2011-2_pat_lily2.jpg

alanabannana
02-12-2011, 08:36 AM
I think they are both stunning!!

alanabannana
02-12-2011, 07:40 PM
cards are in from Juanita. Thanks for the hostess card. Lovely!

Juany
02-13-2011, 04:42 AM
I am juany.thanks alanabannana:jiggy:
kat your atcs are beautiful!

Evalila
02-15-2011, 08:37 AM
I finally made it to the PO and mailed my cards today!

alanabannana
02-15-2011, 10:39 AM
I will be on the look out for them Evalila. thanks for letting me know

Tamrantula
02-17-2011, 08:57 PM
Here is the first PAT card I have finished....boys/men for Evalila

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0828.jpg

Evalila
02-18-2011, 04:39 AM
Ooh, I love my card, thank you :jiggy:

alanabannana
02-18-2011, 07:15 AM
awesome card Tamrantula!!

lovepugs1
02-20-2011, 01:50 AM
Here are my group 3 cards. The extra bird card is for the hostess :)

alanabannana
02-20-2011, 10:36 AM
Wow those cards are awesome lovepugs. The backgrounds are so cool, lots of layers and depth. Thanks for the hostess card!

lovepugs1
02-20-2011, 11:28 AM
Thank you and you're very welcome :)

alanabannana
02-22-2011, 07:32 PM
Oh group 7, you're in for a treat! Evalila's cards came today are they are fantastic!

Tamrantula
02-22-2011, 09:12 PM
I worked a few more cards....they look better in person, darn scanner! Looks like the owl and goat have a milky layer...not in person, tho.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0831.jpgNotinKansas

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0829.jpgGerry

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0830.jpgGoatgirl

The goat is supposed to look kind of like cave drawings....at least, that was what I was going for! LOL

notinkansas
02-22-2011, 09:47 PM
whoo hoo!!!! LUCKY me!!!! it's beautiful!

alanabannana
02-23-2011, 08:38 AM
I think they look great Tamrantula!

Internet was acting up last night, so here goes the rest of my posting from yesterday. Cards also in from Kat for groups 1 and 2 and they are wonderful!! Thanks for the extra Kat!

Tamrantula
02-23-2011, 12:36 PM
Grumble...groan....rant...grr....

Just discovered the owl card is about 1/4 inch too thin! Gotta figure out a way to make it look good and extend...or ...back to the drawing board.

Shoot!

goatgirl
02-23-2011, 04:41 PM
Tamrantula, I love my goat!

MACE
02-24-2011, 12:16 AM
Darn too late :( I woulda liked to be in the easy hand drawn paint one if you make another group

alanabannana
02-24-2011, 09:44 AM
It is almost March MACE and there will be another month's PAT starting. Be on the lookout the first few days to get in on the group of your choice.

MACE
02-24-2011, 12:11 PM
oh awesome...kk ty

lovepugs1
02-25-2011, 10:51 AM
My cards went in the mail 2-23

alanabannana
02-25-2011, 01:47 PM
I will be on the lookout lovepugs! thanks for letting my know

alanabannana
02-26-2011, 12:17 PM
Great cards came today from lovepugs1 and delphiandreams. Thank you ladies for the lovely extras.

alanabannana
02-26-2011, 01:18 PM
here are cards for group 6 so far. Still have two more to do.

Gerry
02-26-2011, 05:11 PM
I love the owl Tamrantula couldnt you put a larger backing card on it to make it the right size..

Tamrantula
02-26-2011, 11:08 PM
I love the owl Tamrantula couldnt you put a larger backing card on it to make it the right size..

I have been trying to find something that looks like it "should" be a backing...something that looks right and not like a back was just "added"--if that makes sense.

So far, I am not liking what I have tried. I am planning to work more on it on my next day off...see if I can fix it up.

alanabannana
02-27-2011, 09:21 AM
maybe you could trim a smidge off the top and bottom so it still looks centered and then you will have equal space on sides and top/bottom to place it on a backing and it will look framed

alanabannana
03-02-2011, 07:10 PM
another card done. This is "The wolf and the crane" for lemurkat. Now just have to do my children at play card. I can picture what I'd like, let's see if it goes on the paper that way.

notinkansas
03-03-2011, 09:12 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_dapper.jpg

Card for Evalila...

Evalila
03-03-2011, 09:36 AM
Card for Evalila...

Oooh, fabulous!

alanabannana
03-06-2011, 11:44 AM
Cards in for group 7 from Goatgirl. They are all incredible. thanks so much for the card you made for me. I love it!!

Joss
03-07-2011, 06:49 AM
Here are mine for group one:
Lots of work hosting this swap, you're doing a brilliant job Alana- I am watching and learning, as I am hosting April PAT.

66145 123andpoof

66146 arlie707

66147 Juany

66148 kat

alanabannana
03-07-2011, 07:52 AM
Joss, love all your cards! thanks for the compliments. I am just muddling along as this is my first PAT also.

alanabannana
03-07-2011, 08:51 PM
pstowe, wonderful cards are in from you. Love the sparkle and shine. Thanks so much for the host card.

lemurkat
03-08-2011, 02:13 PM
Here's a few from me:

Fantasy armour (kitsune)
Colourful kitty
Whimsical tree

alanabannana
03-08-2011, 08:43 PM
very cool lemurkat. Thanks for posting and giving us some eye candy to drool over

Kavka
03-08-2011, 11:38 PM
Here's a few from me:

Fantasy armour (kitsune)

Ahhhhh <333
All my love!

lemurkat
03-09-2011, 01:50 AM
Ahhhhh <333
All my love!

I did a human one first - but it just lacked something. I can show it to you, if you like?

Kavka
03-09-2011, 02:05 AM
I did a human one first - but it just lacked something. I can show it to you, if you like?
Certainly~

ceejay
03-10-2011, 12:32 PM
Alanabananna ... my cards are ready ... will post them to you in the morning.
If anyone wants a sneak preview ... they are posted in my gallery. Thanx

alanabannana
03-10-2011, 07:14 PM
and of course, I had to take a peek at them ceejay. They are gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for creating wonderful work for our swap

ceejay
03-11-2011, 09:54 AM
Thank you ... like everyone else, I'm sure ... I enjoy the creative juices.

lemurkat
03-11-2011, 02:33 PM
Here's the human-ish kitsune for "fantasy armour"

66460

Which one do you prefer, Kavka?

Kavka
03-11-2011, 08:58 PM
I like the animal version better, though I like the human version too.
I want both, haha

lemurkat
03-12-2011, 05:54 AM
An albino aligator in a Louisianna swamp land.

66515

alanabannana
03-13-2011, 07:08 PM
louisezee, have your cards. They are wonderful, love the textural items.

lemurkat
03-14-2011, 05:36 AM
Kavka - maybe I'll slip them both in.

Alannabanana - here's your beehive. I did a kiwi one first - using our Parliamentry Beehive, but it wasn't very old-fashioned, so I switched to this one instead:

66668

But here it is, if you wanna see it:

66669

So, "Macaw" and "Child at Play" to go!

alanabannana
03-14-2011, 06:05 AM
I love my beehive! It is perfect - love the clover

alanabannana
03-14-2011, 07:50 PM
Cards flying into my mail box today. three returns plus two envies for this swap. Wonderful cards in from Gerry and 123andpoof

katelnorth
03-14-2011, 08:17 PM
Got my cards made for group 3 - Vintage women with wings/crowns; Scotland; dragonflies; mardi gras masks.

I also have one card for group 5 done, but I want to do the other 3 with fabric & stitch, so they probably won't happen until the weekend... I'll show the finished one when the others are ready!

lemurkat
03-15-2011, 05:13 AM
Girl with kite
She was supposed to look younger, but I couldn't quite get the look right. Hope it's okay for the theme "child at play".

66736

Macaw left to do! And do not fret, Juany, the reason I left it until last is because it is the one I was most comfortable and confident to do. Also, the first sketch I did got a crease in one corner and I can't trade it :(

ceejay
03-15-2011, 11:42 AM
Hey, lemurkat, I like her, I like her. We never really out-grow the child within, so the age factor really doesn't matter. You have done a beautiful job of interpreting my theme.

lemurkat
03-16-2011, 04:56 AM
Ceejay - it was to decpit the kite-flying practised by children in Madagascar - they make their own kites out of old plastic bags and fly them on the beaches.

Juany, here's your macaw:
66809

And here's a rooster for our hostess.
66920

May I have an address, please?

ceejay
03-16-2011, 08:35 AM
lemurkat ... I am all for recycling ... your story touches my heart and makes your card all the more valuable ... thanks again.

lemurkat
03-16-2011, 01:16 PM
You're welcome, Ceejay.

Talking of recycling, the Macaw card has a Pokemon on the other side, one of my "rejected" cards.

alanabannana
03-16-2011, 04:19 PM
Just to let everyone know that I will be away for a long weekend this weekend - going to an AQS quilt show! - and will not have a computer - if needing address will let you know when I get back

notinkansas
03-16-2011, 09:04 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_goat_guy.jpg
"goat guy" for... who else? ...goatgirl!

corrie04
03-17-2011, 07:59 AM
Omg... That is fabulous! Im so jealous that goatgirl is getting that card!

goatgirl
03-17-2011, 08:23 PM
notinkansas--I love it! :)

notinkansas
03-17-2011, 08:32 PM
notinkansas--I love it! :)

could have gone either way...either love it or hate it. glad it was 'love'! :D

HiddenTreasure2010
03-18-2011, 03:57 PM
Mailed my cards to you house today...They were fun..I will post them to my gallery. Peek or not to peek?....LOL

katelnorth
03-19-2011, 06:49 PM
Finished up my group 5 cards today, so I'll be able to put them and group 3 in the mail on Monday - hoorah! Here's a sneak preview of group 5, plus a hostie card...

African culture for nancy, birds with accessories for HiddenTreasure2010, folk art for pstowe, places of worship for delphiandreams (this is a somewhat liberal interpretation of the Western (Wailing) Wall and the Church of the Dome of the Rock - hope that's ok. Old fashioned beehive is the hostie card for alanabannana.

All the cards are fabric & stitch, except the bird one...

alanabannana
03-20-2011, 03:28 PM
You gals have been busy while I was away. Love all the cards posted (peeked in the gallery HiddenTreasure) Enjoyed the quilt show, did some touring around Lancaster area, visited quilt shops. While I was gone cards came from Joss. they look great!

katelnorth
03-20-2011, 06:09 PM
Wow katelnorth, I'm speechless! It's amazing!

Oh good, glad you like it. I admit, I was very happy with how it came out myself :)

lemurkat
03-21-2011, 02:28 AM
PAckage went postal today.

alanabannana
03-21-2011, 06:04 AM
Will be on the lookout for envies.

alanabannana
03-21-2011, 06:42 PM
Amazing cards in today from CeeJay. Love the details in the cards. The host card is super - great sense of humor!

ceejay
03-23-2011, 11:50 AM
Thank you ... thank you very much (Elvis)

alanabannana
03-23-2011, 06:30 PM
Cards are in from Hidden Treasure. They are terrific. Love the details you were able to incorporate

notinkansas
03-23-2011, 08:08 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_iguana_inspiration.jpg for Tamrantula

alanabannana
03-23-2011, 08:59 PM
very cool!!!!

alanabannana
03-24-2011, 07:21 PM
An amazing envie full of a wide assortment of cool cards arrived today from katelnorth. Love the fabric cards and my hostie card. The bees are too cute!

Tamrantula
03-25-2011, 12:48 PM
MIne are on the way...but I realized I forgot to write the swap name on the envelope...sorry!

Tamrantula
03-25-2011, 12:49 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_iguana_inspiration.jpg for Tamrantula

Awesome!

alanabannana
03-25-2011, 09:18 PM
not a problem about the envelope. I'll be able to figure it out. I keep seperate shoeboxes for different swaps. one is on top of the computer tower and the other is on the floor under the desk. Hopefully I haven't put envies in wrong boxes!!

Nancy
03-26-2011, 01:50 PM
Mine were mailed this morning...........

alanabannana
03-26-2011, 04:42 PM
Thanks for letting me know Nancy. Will be looking to them

Lemurkat - your envelope arrived today. Love the cards - they are all so bright and vibrant - I do admire your talent. Thank you for participating and for the host card. Love it!!

arlie707
03-27-2011, 11:22 AM
My cards are done and will be sent off tomorrow. I will post them later to my gallery. I will mail each group seperately.
Thanks for a fun swap!

alanabannana
03-28-2011, 06:16 PM
checked out your gallery arlie - like the penquin best - he's cute!!

Tamrantula - your terrific cards came today. Love the depth and layers you achieved. My host card is super!! thanks

notinkansas
03-28-2011, 08:50 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_owls_serenede.jpg and last but not least Gerry's owl

corrie04
03-29-2011, 09:18 PM
My cards for group 4 are done and will be in tomorrow's mail. Thanks bunches!

alanabannana
03-30-2011, 06:14 AM
great cards corrie04. Can't wait to see them in person!!!

notinkansas
04-01-2011, 02:14 PM
mailed yesterday!

alanabannana
04-01-2011, 07:13 PM
thanks notinkansas. Will let you know when they get here.

Cards in today from Corrie04 and Nancy. Thanks for all the extras and goodies ladies.

ArtsyLady
04-03-2011, 03:44 PM
Two for Group # 6

HeatherR Whimsical trees

Lemurkat Aesop's Fables (The Baboon and his Umbrella)

alanabannana
04-03-2011, 07:11 PM
great cards novasmem. Thanks for posting

lemurkat
04-04-2011, 03:17 AM
Loving the baboon!

ArtsyLady
04-04-2011, 03:39 PM
card #3 Child at Play for ceejay

alanabannana
04-05-2011, 05:07 PM
Great card ceejay. Love how you interpretted the child at play theme

Ok, everyone, you know how you have that moment of thrill opening an envelope eager to see the wonderful returns you have. It is like that for a host. However, occasionally you have the envelope that comes in and looks like it went through the shredder and you have that dreaded feeling of oh no, what is going to be inside. Well today I had an envelope and the side was split all the way open and things were sticking out. I dreaded opening the envelope, thinking how am I going to tell someone that their wonderful cards are missing.

Well everyone, the ATC angels were looking down on us, because gillyscrapper, it was your envelope in todays mail and everything is still inside. All the cards, the extra for postage and the cool brochure you sent me. :spinny: I was so relieved!!!!

I also had envelopes yesterday from arlie 707 and tamrantula. Thank you everyone for creating wonderful ATCs and the extras you included. Will leave iTraders later on.

ArtsyLady
04-05-2011, 08:53 PM
last one for Group #6

old fashion beehive...

hope this is what you had in mind...

alanabannana
04-06-2011, 06:02 AM
It is perfect!!! Thanks a bunch!

alanabannana
04-08-2011, 06:50 PM
Arlie707, your second set of cards is here, safe and sound

arlie707
04-08-2011, 09:36 PM
So glad they got there safe and sound! Great PAT swap Alana!

alanabannana
04-09-2011, 03:45 PM
Most envelopes are here. We are just waiting on a couple. I am going to sit down with all of them tonight and start the sorting. If I have groups done and players are not in a second group that we are still waiting on, I will start mailing this week.

alanabannana
04-09-2011, 07:55 PM
Groups 7, 4 and 5 are swapped and all but one envie is ready to mail. One is in group 3 as well. I should make it to the post office on Tuesday, Wed at the latest

momoruth
04-13-2011, 12:21 PM
Mine are on their way..priority mail..should get them any day

alanabannana
04-13-2011, 02:03 PM
thanks momoruth, will be looking for them

alanabannana
04-13-2011, 04:24 PM
Envelopes went out yesterday for the groups that are all in. I know, I know they are a few days early!! Figured you guys wouldn't mind. The only ones that did not go out are the few where players are in two groups and still waiting for those to come in. Thank you everyone for playing and creating wondeful and special works of art for the members of your groups.

Please remember that you will be leaving iTraders (not you rock comments) for all your cards and myself

alanabannana
04-14-2011, 07:52 PM
cards are in from novasmem. They are truly wonderful

corrie04
04-14-2011, 08:18 PM
I got mine already!!! Yay! I'll be leaving itraders within the next day or so. But I absolutely LOVE all of my cards! Thank you group 4! You rock!

ArtsyLady
04-14-2011, 08:46 PM
Talk about by the skin of your teeth...could not cut it closer

alanabannana
04-15-2011, 05:07 PM
The last two envelopes are in!!! I will swap the last couple groups out and get in the mail on Monday. Thanks everyone!!!

a123andpoof
04-15-2011, 06:15 PM
Got my cards today! Thank you group 1 for the awsome cards! And thanks alanbannana for the hosting!

Gerry
04-15-2011, 07:54 PM
Received my lovely Owl cards made for me by group 7 players. Thanks alanabannana for hosting. I will do Itraders tomorrow as its time for bed now.

notinkansas
04-16-2011, 09:29 AM
received beautiful cards from group 7 players! thanks alana for hosting!

alanabannana
04-16-2011, 09:39 AM
All cards are now in the mail!!! And the day after due date. You guys were awesome getting them mailed quickly. Thanks!!

Joss
04-16-2011, 06:18 PM
Yahooo mine have arrived, and I love them all. Thanks for hosting, I had such fun.
itraders going to:
kat
Juany
123andpoof
arlie707

momoruth
04-16-2011, 11:16 PM
I was a little worried about mine...but so glad they got there on time...a wing and a prayer...lol

arlie707
04-18-2011, 10:43 PM
I received my gorgeous lilies today from Group 1:
Thanks so much Joss (love Calla lilies!), Juany (such a lovely yellow lily), A123andpoof (love your colourful watercolour lilies) and Kat (gorgeous orange lily).
Thanks to our host for a great PAT!
(I'll have to give itraders tomorrow)

Juany
04-19-2011, 02:52 PM
thanks to group 1 and 2 ,for my returns all are wonderful.kat I give your trade late because just give the other swap trade.

HiddenTreasure2010
04-19-2011, 09:11 PM
Hi, I received my cards today they are all fantastic. Many thanks to the artists. pstowe, katelnorth, delphindreams and Nancy. I love them all and many Thanks to a fantastic host..Alanabannana. Really enjoyed this swap...
Cheers

Evalila
04-20-2011, 09:13 AM
Received my fab cards, too! A big Thank you to group 7 and of course to Alana for hosting! Off to leave iTraders...

alanabannana
04-20-2011, 09:14 AM
so glad the cards are making their way around the globe to their new homes safe and sound!

kat
04-21-2011, 12:14 PM
Thanks to Joss, Juany, a123andpoof, & arlie707 for their wonderful flowers; to Juany, momoruth, kavka, & lemurkat for their terrific whimsical animals of Africa; and to alanabannana for hosting. Great fun & super returns!

ArtsyLady
04-22-2011, 09:20 AM
Many thanks to my PaT partners for the wonderful cards, and to our hostess too..

HeatherR
04-22-2011, 04:28 PM
I had wonderful returns this month! Thank you to Alanabannana, Lemurkat, CeeJay, and novasmem for the great cards. I've left I-trader for players and host.

katelnorth
04-23-2011, 06:52 PM
Received my cards today as well - 2 groups - Group 3 (Birds with Crowns) and Group 5 (Rocky Horror Picture Show), and they are all great. But as it's late and I should head to bed soon, I will do iTrader tomorrow. Thanks to everyone!

alanabannana
05-02-2011, 07:52 AM
Has anyone not gotten cards yet???? If I don't hear, I will ask that this thread be closed. Thanks all:)

lemurkat
05-02-2011, 02:21 PM
Mine are here, I've left y'all feedback!