View Full Version : Dolphins, Due April 20th

02-16-2011, 09:37 AM
Swap Due Date: Cards need to be in my hands no later than April 20th
Signup/Withdrawal Date: none...just have the cards to be by the due date
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 only
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Any

IMPORTANT: Since all swaps/hosts have different guidelines and requests, I respectfully ask that you take a moment to completely read my guidelines for this swap below. Thank you!


I have been fascinated with dolphins for many years. They are amazing creatures with such gentle souls and fabulous spirits. For this swap, create your cards with a dolphin, or dolphins, as the focus. You may use any medium you like. Please keep the cards flat...no raised embellishments of any kind. Your dolphins may be natural, whimsical, symbolic, or somewhere in between. The choice is yours.

This is a "no signup" swap which means as long as you get your cards to me on or before April 20th, you are in. No need to signup or withdraw.

Creative Plan:
Please submit only your very best efforts.
Card size must be ATC standard - 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
All cards need to be sent in a plastic sleeves or some sort of protection.
Originals only, no prints of previous work.
Please keep your embellishments flat. All cards must be flat.
Feel free to post your cards to the thread, we'd love to see them!
If you have questions about your cards, please send me a pm or ask in the thread.
PM me when you are ready for my address.

Awesome Returns:
All players: Please do not send return envelopes. I will provide them. Please do send a label/paper with your name and address clearly printed on it.

US players: Please send loose postage to cover your returns. If you would like to help cover the postage for international players, an extra stamp would be greatly appreciated, but not expected or required.

International players: I'll cover the postage for your returns.

Gracious Gratitude:
Please make sure your real name, swap title, and screen name are on the back of your cards so others can leave you rep points.

Once you receive your return cards, please remember to leave iTrader for me and Rep points for the folks whose cards you were honored to receive. I will leave iTrader for each of you as soon as I receive your cards.

Thank you so much for participating in my swap!

Cards Received:

1. Cathy1returns received
2. SunTradereturns received
3. Jossreturns received
4. djl1050returns received
5. Wil Opio Oguta
6. AtlantaShoegirl returns received
7. Barbara F
8. ScrapPeareturns received
9. Darkblissreturns received
10. Tilas
11. CeeJayreturns received
12. The Elegant Faeriereturns received

Wil Opio Oguta
02-16-2011, 04:04 PM
Lurking for the moment. Still working on some other commitments which I want out of the way first

02-16-2011, 04:05 PM
Sign me up please.

02-16-2011, 04:19 PM
Awesome! No worries...no signups needed. Just have the cards to me by the due date to play.

02-16-2011, 04:54 PM
Cool beans. I guess I got so excited I didn't read. Bad me.

02-16-2011, 05:02 PM
No worries! I am still getting used to the no signup swaps myself. At first it was odd not seeing who signed up. But I think I am having larger swaps with the no signup thing. It takes to the pressure off folks...you can send in or not without worrying about letting me know.

02-17-2011, 03:02 AM
Sign me up please!

02-18-2011, 03:02 AM
I love Dolphins. I sometimes see them out my office window which overlooks our beautiful Wellington Harbour. About two or three times a year they come into the harbour and spend the day. Of course not much work gets done that day and I am sure the building tips slightly towards the ocean with everyone on the one side LOL.

Anyway I will be sending in some cards when I am happy with what I have made. Thanks for hosting this great topic.

02-18-2011, 07:21 AM
Oh Yes me too, I adore these creatures. My husband has swum with them (he's a scuba diver).

02-18-2011, 08:18 AM
aH! way to many good swaps! I will have to lurk for now...would like to finish a few swaps first...I really hope I can find time to play!

02-18-2011, 09:00 AM
Yay! I knew there had to be a bunch of dolphin lovers out there. I am hoping to swim with them for my 45th (next year) or 50th birthday.

02-19-2011, 12:54 PM
Great swap, I adore dolphins! Just one question:

Does this topic include all species of the dolphin family (such as killer whales, see Wikipedia --> Delphinidae --> Taxonomy/List of dolphins for all the dolphin species) or only the "typical" dolphins like Common dolphin or Bottlenose dolphin etc.?

02-19-2011, 01:45 PM
I am guessing most folk will be thinking of common dolphins and bottlenose. Thanks for asking though!

02-19-2011, 03:50 PM
Ok, thanks for answering ^^

02-25-2011, 06:40 AM
I have made some cards and will be posting them on the weekend.

I have included a couple of very rare dolphins on my cards - Hector's Dolphin and Maui Dolphin. The Hector's Dolphin only has about 7000 left in the world and the Maui Dolphin has only about 150. Maui Dolphin is the smallest Dolphin in the world and is only found on the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand so it is fitting that I have it on one of my cards. I have never seen either of these dolphins in the 'flesh' but pray for their continued safe keeping.

02-25-2011, 08:44 AM
Wow!! Thank you for sharing Cathy1!! I love any kind of dolphin. They are magnificent creatures. Beautiful cards.

02-26-2011, 09:03 PM
I'm playing!!

02-26-2011, 11:47 PM

02-27-2011, 01:17 AM
I am playing in this swap! :wub:

Just yesterday I was listening to a radio show that was talking about dolphins. Not that I agree with everything she was saying, but thought I share the link. Of course, the lady was selling her book, but her theories were interesting ...

02-27-2011, 05:18 PM
Very cool SunTrade...I'll check out that link a bit later today.

The Elegant Faerie
03-02-2011, 01:04 PM
sounds like a fun swap

03-04-2011, 02:26 AM
Sometimes when I do an animal swap I do research. Looking at different species and breeds. I am now going to show my ignorance about dolphins. I did not know that the killer whale "Orca" was a species of dolphin. I knew there were fresh water dolphins and regular salt water dolphins. I knew there were several different kinds of dolphins but never knew that some whales are actually dolphins.

03-04-2011, 08:53 AM
I didn't either djl1050. I did just watch another dolphin show. It showed the dolphin Jojo and the naturalist that has been swimming with him for over 15 years. Love it!

03-04-2011, 11:47 AM
please don't sign me up. oh, that's right you aren't....can i just get returns w/o sending anything? i'm a little backed up right now, but i'd love some dolphins in my mailbox(if this were only possible...shoot, i'd be in every "swap".)

03-04-2011, 12:26 PM
Ha! If I find any loose dolphins floating around, I'll send them your way. Oh wait...I don't have your address. I bet the dolphins know how to find you. ;)

03-06-2011, 11:50 AM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from Cathy1! Thank you!!

03-11-2011, 12:08 AM
My dolphins are done!

They are ink, watercolors. and oil. Hope you all like them!


03-11-2011, 02:40 AM
Sun Trade - they're perfect - I would love them all swimming in the Bay near me. Great art gal.

03-11-2011, 10:27 AM
Great cards!

03-11-2011, 12:13 PM
Mine will be posted tomorrow or Monday. Thanks for hosting another fabulous swap mzpurs.

03-11-2011, 01:01 PM
Love them!

03-11-2011, 01:46 PM
Thank you ladies!

03-15-2011, 06:50 PM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from SunTrade! Thank you!!

03-16-2011, 12:13 AM
Glad to know they arrived safely!

Wil Opio Oguta
03-17-2011, 02:59 PM
My dolphins will go into the mail coming Monday. Lately I have been working a lot with transparency sheets so it will not be a surprise that I used them for this swap too;). Here are the pictures:

03-17-2011, 03:06 PM
Wil, these are lovely.

Wil Opio Oguta
03-17-2011, 03:10 PM
Thanks Cathy!

03-18-2011, 10:15 AM
Awesome cards Wil!

03-21-2011, 11:42 AM
Awesome! Let me know when your cards are ready and I'll send my address to you.

03-22-2011, 11:07 PM
I have dolphins that would love to swim your way mzspurslasso.

03-22-2011, 11:32 PM

03-22-2011, 11:37 PM
Love your dolphins DJ!

03-22-2011, 11:38 PM
Gorgeous dolphins DJL

03-23-2011, 12:24 AM
Awe! Thanks everyone. I had fun doing them.

03-23-2011, 07:36 AM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from Joss! Thank you!!

03-23-2011, 03:31 PM
Mailed my cards today!

03-23-2011, 03:42 PM
Fabulous! Thank you!

03-23-2011, 06:35 PM
Gorgeous Cards DJL.

03-25-2011, 06:38 PM
I finished my cards today. Loaded them to my gallery.

They will be in the mail tomorrow!


03-25-2011, 06:43 PM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from djl1050! Thank you!!

03-29-2011, 01:48 AM
...And then out of nowhere, coming down the back stretch...I have made cards for this swap! It's the first time in too long a time that I've taken colored pencil to paper to actually DRAW. What fun. They'll be out by the end of the week. Right now it's bedtime. Way past bedtime. but when the artist muse strikes, you must answer her call. Goodnite.

03-29-2011, 03:48 AM
Three cheers for your muse!! Can't wait to see them. :)

03-29-2011, 08:14 PM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from AtlantaShoegirl and Wil Opio Oguta! Thank you!!

04-02-2011, 06:02 PM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from Barbara F and ScrapPea! Thank you!!

04-02-2011, 06:27 PM
I have to tell ya'll...I am in dolphin heaven with all your cards. They have all been just amazing. Thank you for putting such awesome effort into making great art...it shows! I appreciate each of you!

04-03-2011, 07:20 PM
Here's mine, I'll mail em tomorrow, so they *should* arrive in time. ^_^;

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6563/small/1_atcdolphins1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6563/small/1_atcdolphins2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6563/small/1_atcdolphins3.jpg

04-03-2011, 07:52 PM

04-03-2011, 11:41 PM
I pulled out my colored pencils for this one and used scraps of some very cool plastic paper.

04-04-2011, 01:28 AM
The photos of the dolphins received don't begin to do them justice. In person, all the cards have been even better than you can see online. Awesomeness!!!

04-07-2011, 11:42 AM
I've lurked long enough ... finally got some muse for dolphins ...mzpurslasso, I will drop my cards in the mail today. What beautiful artwork showing up here, excited and happy to join in.

04-07-2011, 12:13 PM
Yes!! Awesome cards!

04-07-2011, 01:02 PM
@ceejay - Really cooooool dolphin cards!

04-07-2011, 02:20 PM
Thanx, mzspurslasso and ScrapPea

04-07-2011, 02:25 PM
Wow Ceejay, they are terrific

04-08-2011, 09:55 AM
Reminder: We have just under two weeks left for this swap. :)

The Elegant Faerie
04-08-2011, 10:52 PM
my cards are done could i get your address and i will send them out right away

04-09-2011, 09:23 AM
Sent you a pm, The Elegant Faerie. :)

The Elegant Faerie
04-10-2011, 09:32 PM
here are my cards hope you like them

04-11-2011, 07:23 AM

04-11-2011, 02:17 PM
Love the cards Elegant Faerie - they are terrific - love the muted colours.

04-11-2011, 07:43 PM
@The Elegant Faerie - Wow! Love the cards. So soft and delicate looking. Such happy dolphins!

04-12-2011, 12:50 AM
There are some great cards posted in here! Count me in!

04-12-2011, 07:49 AM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from Darkbliss! Thank you!! (perfect timing!)
The cards are beautiful!

04-14-2011, 07:41 AM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from Tilas! Thank you!!

04-14-2011, 12:42 PM
Just a reminder...we are one week from the due date for this swap. :)

04-15-2011, 09:06 AM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from CeeJay! Thank you!!

04-15-2011, 09:10 AM
This swap is small enough that I'll get returns back out to you right away. The swap closes on 4/20. I'm planning to have the cards headed back your way on 4/21 or 4/22 at the very latest.

I use 9 card collector pages in a binder to organize my swaps. That lets me oooh and ahhh at all the fabulous art that comes in every time I open the book. I can assure you your dolphins have been ooooh'd and ahhhh'd over many, many times during the course of this swap! The cards are all fantastic...and that is not an exaggeration!

04-19-2011, 08:46 PM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from The Elegant Faerie! Thank you!!

04-21-2011, 10:10 AM
Dolphins are swimming back to you! I dropped the returns off at the post office first thing this morning. I hope you enjoy the returns. I thought all the cards were fantastic!!

Thank you all for taking the time to play in this swap and to share such fabulous creations! You rock!!!!

04-22-2011, 11:43 PM
Oh, I love it when I forget when a swap ends and *surprise* follows. :) Anxiously awaiting....

04-26-2011, 12:05 PM
I received my awesome, awesome cards yesterday. (Your swap cards always seem to arrive on a crappy day when I need cheering up.) Thanks to:
AtlantaShoegirl for Moonlight Surfing
Barbara F for Jump Dolphin
What a fun swap. Cool to see everyone's art!

04-28-2011, 06:34 AM
Mine plopped in the door today and I simply adore them all. Thanls soo much for hosting yet another wonderful swap mzspurs, and reps go to:

04-28-2011, 03:57 PM
I had an envelop in the mail Monday. Opening it on the plane to NJ. Great to find cards from Suntrade, Wil Opio Oguta, and ScrapPea. Wonderful cards. Thanks Tracy for hosting another fabulous swap!!

04-28-2011, 04:09 PM
Received my cards today! Thanks go out to our host for a fun swap! Also thanks to darkbliss, Ceejay, and Tilas. Love my dolphins!

The Elegant Faerie
05-01-2011, 10:34 AM
love my cards from tilas joss and barbara f and thank you for hosting mzspurslasso