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kat
02-08-2011, 07:29 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_2011-2_Whimsy.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_rhino.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_baby_phant.jpg
Challenge: Hand-Drawn or Hand-Painted
Whimsical Animals of Africa Swap – Due April 4th

This Swap Is Full!
Swap Due Date: Apr 4th
Signup/Withdraw Date: March 14th
Number of Cards: 3:3
Number of Participants: 25

Hand-drawn or hand-painted cards should focus on Whimsical Animals of Africa.
Your *** should be original. (See examples.)
No collages, stamps, stickers, or photocopies.
The requirements: the standard 2.5X3.5 inch size inside an *** sleeve.

On the back of your cards, please write
your user name
real name
swap name
place of origin
alternative contact information (optional)

HELP ME!!!
Please put your user name on everything, especially the back of your envelopes & cards, to help avoid confusion.

Please put all cards in card protectors.

US participants, please enclose a SASE (61 cents) with your cards (and some extra postage if you made very bulky cards or are sending an oversized envelope for returns).

International participants, please enclose a self addressed envelope.
I will cover your postage.

An extra card would be appreciated, but is not required. Late cards will be returned.

When you are ready to send your cards, PM me for my address.

Don’t hesitate to PM me if you have questions.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_2x2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_alligator.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_zettibra.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_noah.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_redbird.jpg

1. kat
2. Pfifer80
3. debs913
4. Prairemouse
5. PAMI
6. chatty
7. Juany
8. kstyles
9. Art101
10. Pauline
11. djl1050
12. bluelotusflower
13. lemurkat
14. LittleRedShoeDesign
15. AmericanHwyFlower
16. RoOskie
17. RedRoses42
18. momoruth
19. Threshold90
20. kentuckydakota
21. BayBird
22. Joss
23. momoeight
24. CandeeLynn
25. Spirit Fingers
26. butterflygirl24

kat
02-08-2011, 09:13 PM
Welcome, Pfifer80!

debs913
02-08-2011, 09:28 PM
Sign me up please :)

kat
02-08-2011, 09:31 PM
Welcome, debs!

Evalila
02-08-2011, 10:17 PM
** lurklurk **
Another great swap! But I promised myself to finish some others before joining a new one.

Prairiemouse
02-08-2011, 11:12 PM
Yup Kat your right. Add me!!!!

kat
02-09-2011, 07:33 AM
Welcome, Prairiemouse!

PAMI
02-09-2011, 10:09 AM
Please add me to the list

kat
02-09-2011, 10:12 AM
Welcome, PAMI!

chatty
02-09-2011, 01:57 PM
I just finish my last swap, I believe I can fit this in ..giggle..

kat
02-09-2011, 02:57 PM
Welcome, chatty!

Juany
02-09-2011, 03:03 PM
Can I play?

kstyles
02-09-2011, 03:14 PM
I'd love to play!

kat
02-09-2011, 04:25 PM
Juany & kstyles -- Welcome!

Art101
02-09-2011, 08:48 PM
Me me me please! I know I can fit this in before April 4th rolls around!

kat
02-09-2011, 09:03 PM
Welcome, Art101!

Pauline
02-09-2011, 09:30 PM
Kat I cannot possibly miss this one.....

Deblit
02-09-2011, 09:48 PM
I always love your swaps. Usually I'm to late to join. May I join please?

bluelotusflower
02-10-2011, 12:52 AM
This is going to be a stretch for me, but I'm gonna try it. Count me in! ;)

lemurkat
02-10-2011, 05:10 AM
Okay, you've got me on this theme.

LittleRedShoeDesigns
02-10-2011, 07:17 PM
Kat, how did you know that by using the words "whimsical" and "animal" I'd be at the mercy of this swap?? ;)

Please add me....loooove animal pictures!!!

lemurkat
02-10-2011, 07:20 PM
Kat, how did you know that by using the words "whimsical" and "animal" I'd be at the mercy of this swap?? ;)

Please add me....loooove animal pictures!!!

She got me on those words too!

AmericanHwyFlower
02-10-2011, 07:38 PM
May I please join your swap?

RoOskie
02-10-2011, 08:30 PM
May i please play???

kat
02-10-2011, 09:33 PM
LittleRedShoeDesigns -- I new about the whimsical but not the animal :huh:

Lemurkat -- I knew this was right for your interests. I'd love to know more about your books. PM me.

AmericanHwyFlower -- Your name brings back fond memories of Lady Bird Johnson.

Welcome, RoOskie!

RoOskie
02-10-2011, 10:39 PM
Kat, can the animals be a cartoonish whimsical or would you rather a more realistic whimsical? Either way is fine, I just don't want to spend hours making the wrong kind!!

RedRoses42
02-10-2011, 10:40 PM
Count me in, this is going to be a blast!

momoruth
02-10-2011, 10:53 PM
i'll play

Threshold90
02-10-2011, 11:59 PM
Count me in on this safari ;)

kat
02-11-2011, 08:56 AM
Welcome, RedRoses42, momoruth, & Threshold90!

RoOskie -- Either approach is fine.

kentuckydakota
02-11-2011, 01:11 PM
Would love to give this a try. Please include me.

Joss
02-11-2011, 02:31 PM
How did I ever miss this? Me me me puleeeese.

kat
02-11-2011, 03:23 PM
Welcome, kentuckydakota, BayBird, & Joss!

momoeight
02-11-2011, 09:11 PM
AKKK! Sign me up QUICK!!! MY favorite host and a great theme!!!!

CandeeLynn
02-12-2011, 12:59 AM
Add me please! I love animals :)

kat
02-12-2011, 07:52 AM
Welcome, momoeight & CandeeLynn!

Spirit Fingers
02-12-2011, 04:08 PM
Please let me play :)

butterflygirl24
02-12-2011, 04:39 PM
I'll take a waiting list spot - and make cards anyway!

kat
02-13-2011, 06:40 AM
Spirit Fingers -- Welcome!
butterflygirl24 -- I'll add you to the main list & move us to active status.

Juany
02-14-2011, 07:13 PM
64418please let me know which group is OK for this swap

64419

64420

64421

Juany
02-14-2011, 07:15 PM
64422I did this first but I am confuse

64424

64426

RoOskie
02-14-2011, 08:39 PM
Juany, i like the more realistic group better but both are too adorable!

lemurkat
02-15-2011, 01:08 AM
Juany - I love the lemur! If you don't send it into the swap, shoot me a PM, okay?

Juany
02-15-2011, 01:13 AM
thanks ,RoOskie and lemurkat,and sure I will pm you

Threshold90
02-15-2011, 03:49 AM
Juany~All grt cards ;)

kat
02-15-2011, 12:45 PM
PAMI -- Your wonderful catds arrived today!

AmericanHwyFlower
02-16-2011, 10:26 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8131/small/1_whisical_animals_elephant_1.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8131/small/1_whimsical_animals_monkey.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8131/small/1_whimsical_animals_lion.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8131/small/1_whimsical_animals_elephant_2.jpg

Going postal !

I cant seem to get the pics to post here in thread...sorry.

Spirit Fingers
02-17-2011, 11:23 PM
Hello,
Can you please message me your address - I'm ready to send! :)

Joss
02-22-2011, 08:15 AM
Another great swap Kat
Here are mine:
65004

65005

65006

65007

LittleRedShoeDesigns
02-22-2011, 03:23 PM
Joss, love the three guys in the second picture! :)

Threshold90
02-22-2011, 11:03 PM
Joss- grt cards :)
pfifer80- awesome zebra!

RoOskie
02-23-2011, 11:23 AM
Wow, crazy talent Pfifer!!!

Threshold90
02-24-2011, 03:31 AM
Nice cards :D

kentuckydakota
02-24-2011, 03:57 AM
Well my animals are ready to head off. Sort of went baby animal and more cartoony than real- but they were fun.

Threshold90
02-24-2011, 06:18 AM
Those r awesome

kat
02-24-2011, 07:10 PM
We have some wonderful art in this swap!

lemurkat
02-24-2011, 11:29 PM
I've done mine - not sure when I'll be able to scan and upload them though. I've made five - one for the PAT - so you can choose your favourite for that and I'll send the other four into this one.

kat
02-25-2011, 06:34 AM
Oh! Lucky me!! I'm a big fan of your art.

kat
02-26-2011, 05:59 PM
Juany -- Your wonderful cards arrived today. Thanks for the extra. I'll have a hard time choosing between the two gorillas!

Juany
02-28-2011, 06:01 AM
wonderful,I am glad they are safe:jiggy:I am happy see your post lemurkat .

Art101
02-28-2011, 07:29 AM
OK, my cards are done. Addy please.

kat
02-28-2011, 10:36 AM
Art101 -- Super cards! I especially like the roaring lion.

kentuckydakota
02-28-2011, 11:48 AM
Yes that roaring lion is amazing. The colors are wonderful on those!

Threshold90
02-28-2011, 04:37 PM
Art101- u nvr cease to amaze 8) !

Art101
02-28-2011, 06:13 PM
I worked and worked on trying to make the Roaring Lion a bit "sweeter", but finally dicided "he is what he is", a big 'ol lion king. Hopefully the colors make qualify him as "whimsical". I liked doing this swap, I think animals are easier to draw than some other subjects (such as humans or buildings!).

kat
02-28-2011, 06:36 PM
Spirit Fingers & Joss -- A whole zoo arrived today! Thanks for the extras.

TimeInMyHands
02-28-2011, 10:27 PM
*Still lurking and hoping to get a few more commitments completed in time to join!
Such adorable whimsical critters everyone is posting!!

lemurkat
03-03-2011, 06:35 AM
Okay, so when I heard the theme was "animals of Africa" I thought for a moment of giraffes and meerkats, rhinos and lions. Then I thought - everyone is gonna draw them.

Well, you may have heard of the Big 5 animals of Africa - but have you heard of the "Ugly 5"?

Crocodile, Warthog, Hyena, Marabou Stork, Vulture

Awww, aren't they adorable?

Kat - please pick which one you'd like me to send to you via the PAT. The other four will come to you direct ^^

kentuckydakota
03-03-2011, 08:56 AM
Aw, I love the uglies! In your hands they are the pretties. ;)

kat
03-03-2011, 01:10 PM
Pfifer80 -- Your cards arrived today! Thanks for the extra. I think the zebra's my favorite.

chatty
03-03-2011, 03:20 PM
Mine went out today...Ooops! Forgot to add the pictures, here they are...

momoeight
03-04-2011, 03:36 PM
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ALL of the cards on this page!! But my favs are Art101's Elephant, Lemurkat's warthog & Chatty's Hippos!!

RoOskie
03-05-2011, 03:59 AM
Wow, the bar has been set really high for this swap. I hope I can reach it. I better get busy! Great cards everyone!!!

kat
03-07-2011, 01:43 PM
Love him!

kat
03-07-2011, 01:55 PM
Art101, kentuckydakota, chatty, & AmericanHwyFlower -- An entire zoo arrived! Thanks for the extras.

Threshold90
03-07-2011, 02:32 PM
Baybird-awesomeness!

LittleRedShoeDesigns
03-08-2011, 03:35 PM
Lemurkat, the "Ugly 5" should be the "Fabulous 5"! Wonderful.
Chattty-awesome work...the rhino is too cute!

chatty
03-08-2011, 04:13 PM
You all are too kind, thank you for the comments on my cards ..*smile*..

kat
03-09-2011, 07:15 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_zebrow.jpg
"Zebrow"

chatty
03-09-2011, 10:33 PM
Kat it's beautiful!

Threshold90
03-09-2011, 11:19 PM
Zebrow -HA! Grt stuff right thur. Love the colors n grt background for it ;)

kat
03-11-2011, 01:19 PM
Pauline -- Your delightful cards arrived! Thanks for the extra.

lemurkat
03-12-2011, 02:56 PM
Oooooh Bushbaby! = LOVE

Mine shall go postal tomorrow.

kentuckydakota
03-12-2011, 03:08 PM
BayBird that mandrill is exceptional and I believe the only mandrill in the swap (I think). He's special.:D

kentuckydakota
03-12-2011, 03:09 PM
Hey, you're from my neck of the woods. Go Northern Ca!!!

kat
03-12-2011, 08:32 PM
Wonderful, BayBird!

momoeight
03-12-2011, 08:50 PM
Thumbs up right back at ya, mandi!!! ;)

Threshold90
03-13-2011, 04:07 AM
grt job baybird
I got mine done now...take a look here....
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=213684
PMing for address
TY
Thresh

momoeight
03-13-2011, 12:34 PM
Ohhhh! Threshold those cards are absolutely psychedelic!! Groovy Baby!!

kat
03-13-2011, 04:40 PM
I agree!

momoeight
03-14-2011, 05:17 AM
I have had so much fun with this theme that I have just kept making cards. So now I have to decide which ones to use for the swap!! Here's the ones in one style.

momoeight
03-14-2011, 05:18 AM
Here is another set, in another style. I was going for more unusual animals. The snake doesn't really go with the other three

momoeight
03-14-2011, 05:30 AM
And here is the yet another set in another style!

lemurkat
03-14-2011, 05:34 AM
I like the flying squirrel.

Threshold90
03-14-2011, 06:04 AM
Thanks everyone glad u like em ;)

kat
03-14-2011, 06:20 AM
momoeight -- They're all delightful, but my favorite is the ostrich!

kentuckydakota
03-14-2011, 11:16 AM
How talented to be able to create such varied styles! The whole first set make me grin, they are so expressive! And the lone snake is my favorite. I just wanted to hug him-I mean, he's a snake, so I wouldn't- just sayin' I wanted to.:D

chatty
03-14-2011, 11:35 PM
Oh my momoeight their wonderful I love the monkey you are going to have a grand time figureing which one to send in ..giggle...

kat
03-17-2011, 11:01 AM
Threshold90 -- Your wonderful cards arrived today! Thanks for the goodies.

Threshold90
03-18-2011, 05:05 AM
Yo welcome ;) glad to hear that

kat
03-18-2011, 10:36 AM
lemurkat -- Your wonderful cards arrived today! Thanks for the extra.

lemurkat
03-19-2011, 12:43 AM
Awesome - glad it arrived safely.

Threshold90
03-19-2011, 12:39 PM
That hippo looks like it just ate some nom noms! :P grt card ;D

lemurkat
03-19-2011, 02:12 PM
Love the happy hippos! They are BEAUTIFUL.

kentuckydakota
03-19-2011, 04:29 PM
Amazing card Baybird. They look so content!

kat
03-20-2011, 09:23 PM
Delightful hippos!!

RedRoses42
03-21-2011, 01:04 AM
Mine will be in the mail tomorrow! :)

Deblit
03-22-2011, 11:17 PM
I've had my cards done. I will put them in the mail tomorrow.

momoeight
03-23-2011, 12:36 AM
OH DJ!! It is hard to say which I love the most, but that little orangutan has stolen my heart!! Before I had kids, I use to dream of having a little red-headed orangutan baby!!!!

lemurkat
03-23-2011, 02:15 AM
Hehe, speaking of that Momo, that was my April Fool's joke one year.
The image was hidden behind a LJ-cut, so you had to click on it to reveal the image
http://lemurkat.livejournal.com/609602.html
At the time I thought Persephone was an OTT name, but now I kinda like it...

What I really want is one of those life-like baby orangutang dolls. I would put it in a pram, lower the bonnet and push it around town and wait for people to want to coo over my "baby". It would be hysterical!

PS: I want the orangutang too, so if you decide to trade it outside this swap (because orangutangs don't actually live in Africa, they're in Malaysia), let me know. I'd love to give her a home.

kentuckydakota
03-23-2011, 02:47 AM
Gosh those babies are cute. And I think we can say that orangutan migrated from Malaysia to Africa-maybe in someones suitcase. By the way, did I mention that I collected giraffes since childhood? Just sayin' ;)

Deblit
03-23-2011, 02:51 AM
Ok. I did make a booboo. I'm gonna blame it on my old timers! The Orangutan is now a hostess gift for kat! I liked him so I'm hoping Kat does too.

lemurkat
03-23-2011, 03:52 AM
You could always make a BOnOBOO. Sorry, primate puns...

Threshold90
03-23-2011, 05:31 AM
djl1050~awesome cards, I like em a lot

kat
03-23-2011, 06:58 AM
Ooh! Lucky me!! I love the Orangutan!

kat
03-24-2011, 12:25 PM
momoeight -- your wonderful cards arrived today! Thanks for the extra.

kat
03-25-2011, 09:54 PM
BayBird -- Your wonderful cards arrived today!Thanks for the extra.

LittleRedShoeDesigns
03-26-2011, 09:41 PM
Momoeight, you were diggin' this theme for sure!! So many great lil' guys, but I have to say my favorites are the giraffes and snake!

Wow, Baybird, such a realistic hippo drawing! :)

momoruth
03-27-2011, 05:40 AM
Kat mine are done ...will mail them out on Monday

kat
03-27-2011, 06:38 AM
djl1050 -- Your wonderful animal babies arrived. I'd love to give a home to the adorable orangutan; thanks!

I'll be on the lookout, momoruth.

kat
03-28-2011, 04:46 PM
RedRoses42 -- your cards arrived today. Thanks for the extra.

butterflygirl24
03-28-2011, 07:13 PM
My cards are done and ready for the mail.
Here's a link to my gallery.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=217533

Thanks!

kat
03-28-2011, 09:38 PM
They are delightful!

kentuckydakota
03-28-2011, 10:06 PM
Those are great butterflygirl! Love them. Great expressions and colors.

LittleRedShoeDesigns
03-29-2011, 06:05 PM
This was a great swap!

I obviously haven't sent them out, Kat, but I will tomorrow!!!

momoeight
03-29-2011, 07:50 PM
Oh My Goodness!!! How cute are those clothed animals?!?!

chatty
03-29-2011, 09:58 PM
Those clothes animals are so cute! ...giggle.. makes one smile.

kat
03-30-2011, 06:24 AM
LittleRedShoeDesigns -- Delightful!

kstyles
03-30-2011, 02:28 PM
All done with my cards. Theyre in my gallery, but I admit they look much better in person.

kat
03-31-2011, 07:56 PM
Don't we all! LOL.

kat
04-01-2011, 09:06 AM
butterflygirl24 & momoruth -- Your wonderful cards arrived! Thanks for the extras.

kstyles
04-01-2011, 01:44 PM
My cards were dropped in the mail today!

kat
04-01-2011, 04:29 PM
Super!

butterflygirl24
04-01-2011, 07:36 PM
glad they made it!

bluelotusflower
04-01-2011, 08:33 PM
Kat, my cards went postal this afternoon. Hope they are in your hands by Monday.

kat
04-02-2011, 06:43 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, blue.

kat
04-04-2011, 11:55 AM
Winning the award for Thank Goodness They Arrived On Time: A three-way tie to Prairemouse, kstyles, & Bluelotus Flower! Prairemouse: The package gorillas attacked your envelope, but your wonderful cards were spared.

kentuckydakota
04-04-2011, 12:06 PM
Wahoo! April 4! I thought this day would never come!:)

kat
04-08-2011, 01:48 PM
Cards are postal!

RedRoses42
04-11-2011, 09:29 PM
Received wonderful cards today!
Thanks to Kat and all the awesome artists! itrader and you rock points to be given out shortly!
:)

kat
04-11-2011, 09:44 PM
I'm glad to hear they are starting to arrive!

kentuckydakota
04-12-2011, 03:32 AM
Wild African Animals just stampeeded through my house. Every one I received is my favorite! Woot! What a terrific swap host we have! Thank you to djb1050, Threshold90, BayBird and of course kat.

Threshold90
04-12-2011, 03:46 AM
got my returns, TY to Kat for hostin, n TY to kstyles, kentuckydakota, momoeight, and kat for their cards....grt swap :)

bluelotusflower
04-12-2011, 09:41 AM
WOOT! Fabulous critters arrived in my mailbox from Spirit Fingers, BayBird, lemurkat, and our wonderful hostess, kat! Thank you all so much. :)

momoeight
04-12-2011, 02:44 PM
Wonderful cards are here!! Elephants from Chatty and Art 101 and a vulture from Pauline Mackenzie

Joss
04-12-2011, 05:40 PM
My cards arrived today from: momoruth, redroses42 andAmericanHwyFlower
Great theme again Kat and I love your card too.

kat
04-12-2011, 05:55 PM
Joss - I'm amazed at how fast you get mail from little old Louisburg, NC, USA! It was fun hearing from you & jo. What a great treat to meet one another. Have you thought about joining us in Dallas, TX this summer?

Deblit
04-13-2011, 04:33 PM
Thanks go out to our Hostess for having such a fun swap! Plus, also thank you for the beautiful printed card!
Thanks to kstyles for her elephant, Littleredshoedesign for her bathing hippo, and threshold90 for her wicked looking vulture. Great cards everyone!

kat
04-13-2011, 05:31 PM
We did have wonderful art in this swap!!

Art101
04-13-2011, 07:53 PM
I received fantastic cards for returns, thanks so much to:
Chatty - adorable Spreadeagle giraffe
Juany - friendly gorilla
Kat - cheerful monkey

And a second thanks goes to Kat for her colorful zebra ATC. This swap was great fun, and my returns are super!

AmericanHwyFlower
04-13-2011, 08:18 PM
thanks to Kat, a wonderful hostess, and also for her colorful zebra card. Also thanks to artists:Joss, Redroses42,Butterflygirl24

chatty
04-13-2011, 10:02 PM
There was a zoo waiting for me today, thanks to Ellie, PAMI and Kat this was a very fun swap.

butterflygirl24
04-14-2011, 06:26 PM
The animals arrived in Pennsylvania (a few days ago) Thanks kat for that awesome zebra!
And thanks to Cindy Brown, AmericanHwyFlower and Momoruth for the returns!

LittleRedShoeDesigns
04-21-2011, 09:59 PM
Sorry it took me so long, I just returned from a trip. I was happy to see my little zoo collection! A huge thanks to Kat, the super hostess, for another well-run swap and a very cute zebra.
Thanks, also, to the following:
momoeight: adorable chimpanzee!
pfifer80: beautiful toucan (so cool that I have an ATC from PR!) :)
bluelotusflower: your wonderful lion reminds me of Maurice Sendak!

lemurkat
04-21-2011, 11:15 PM
I guess I forgot to post here - but my returns were great and I've left all three I received REP points. Awesome work!

kstyles
04-26-2011, 09:24 AM
:( Havent received mine yet.

kat
04-26-2011, 10:44 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that your returns haven't arrived. I'll PM you.