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adifferentstory
02-22-2011, 03:47 AM
Due date: 29th April 2011
Sign up by: 31st March 2011
Withdraw by: 29th April 2011
# of ATC's: 3 for 3
# of participants:30
Media: All media welcome except photographic.


Celebrate The Royal Wedding - A British Royalty Swap - Due 29th April

Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on Fri 29th April 2011 at Westminster Abbey, London. To celebrate their wedding this swap is about British Royalty. Kings, Queens, Prince's and Princess's both past and present. All media is welcome except photographic (collage is fine). No heavy or bulky embellishments. Your atc's may depict one or more royals and the name/s of your royal must appear somewhere on the front of your ATC's. All ATC's must be different.

Basic rules:
1. Make sure your atc is the correct size (3.5 x 2.5 inches). All edges must be straight.
2. All atc's must be on theme. Original art only, no prints and each atc must be different.
3. ATC's must be received by me by the due date. No later. Any late arrivals will be returned unswapped and receive a neutral itrader.
4. If you need to withdraw from the swap you can do so right up until the due date. Withdrawing after this date or not withdrawing will incur a neutral itrader.
5. All ATC's must be in a plastic trading card sleeve.
6. Please put your username, name and country of origin on the backs of your ATC's as a bare minimum. Please also sign your ATC's.
7. ATC's should be of a substantial weight, around 250gm minimum. If they are not heavy enough they can be mounted onto another piece of card.
8. All levels of ability welcome but please send in your best work.

Packing Your ATC's:
Please make sure that each atc is put into a trading card sleeve. Pack your cards securly so that they are flat using a little tape (not too much as I have difficulty removing it). Tape down the back of the envelope. Make sure that my address is clearly written on the front and that you also put your return address on the envelope. Please write the swap name on the back of the envelope. If you need to fill out a customs form please put a value of $5 or equivalent, so that I don't get charged VAT and duty.

Postage:
UK Participants - Please send in a SSAE with a first class stamp.
European Participants - Please send in a clearly written addressed envelope and 88p in UK postage stamps or you can pay 1.59 euros by Paypal (includes Paypal fee).
US Participants - Please send in a clearly written addressed envelope and £1.46 in UK postage stamps or US$2 (bills only)or $3.14 by Paypal (includes Paypal fee).
Other International Participants - Please send in a clearly written addressed envelope and £1.46 in UK postage stamps or $3.14 by Paypal (includes Paypal fee) or US$2 (bills only)

Sending in a clearly written addressed envelope is very important to me because of sight issues. None of those tiny address labels please and they sometimes get returned to me. Please don't forget to put your country on it if outside of the UK. Envelopes from overseas with foreign stamps are useless to me. Remember it can take up to 2 weeks for mail to reach the UK if you are mailing internationally so please leave enough time when mailing your ATC's to me.
We all love eye candy so please post your still life's to the thread.

Please remember to leave itrader for the host and reps for the participants you receive cards from.

Participants:
1. Queen papasaga III holding the fort at Fort Smith(USA) - rec[/B]
2.
3. Queen Pauline of the Down Unders (Australia) rec

6. Queen Loubie Lou of the rainy Isle (UK) rec
7. Princess Evalila of Salami Land (Germany) [/B]
8.
9. Princess CherylS of Walpole Town forest (USA) - rec
10.
11. Princess Pikkis of the freezing winterland (Finland) - rec
12.
13. Princess Jesimal. Princess of kangaroo county (Aust) - rec
14.
15. Princessgene. Princess of the Ute tribe (USA) rec
16. Queen SCWK0511 of the midlands - rec
17. Princess kaisaj of the lakes - rec
18. Queen Gerry. Queen of the Lincolnshire sausage -rec
19 Princess mainatc of New England[/B]

jensaz
02-22-2011, 11:04 PM
OOOH, I'm a closet Brit. Please sign me up!

adifferentstory
02-23-2011, 02:49 AM
Good to have you both join.

Pauline
02-23-2011, 04:43 AM
Being a royalist, I have to participate. Just love royal weddings.

adifferentstory
02-23-2011, 08:23 AM
Thanks for joining Pauline.

tekamarie
02-23-2011, 08:46 AM
Please count me in!

adifferentstory
02-23-2011, 11:56 AM
Sure will tekamarie.

loubie
02-23-2011, 02:04 PM
Can I please join in this one!

Evalila
02-23-2011, 02:35 PM
Okay, okay, I´ll play if you let me :)

adifferentstory
02-23-2011, 04:16 PM
Oh great. A couple more royals to join.

momoruth
02-26-2011, 03:38 PM
I'll play

adifferentstory
02-26-2011, 04:25 PM
Great to have you with us.

CherylS
02-26-2011, 06:44 PM
Count me in!

jonquil
02-26-2011, 06:47 PM
what a great idea - would love to join in

adifferentstory
02-26-2011, 08:39 PM
Wonderful to have you both join in.

Pikkis
02-28-2011, 01:31 AM
I´d like to play, please! This theme is great :)! And I can send you the postage.

adifferentstory
02-28-2011, 03:22 AM
Lovely to have you with us Pikkis

adifferentstory
03-01-2011, 10:55 AM
Cool. Could you post pics to the thread please? Would love to see tem.

Evalila
03-03-2011, 03:21 PM
Here´s my first card, Henry V, done with ink pen and marker - Sorry for the blurry pic

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_IMG_1008_1_.jpg

adifferentstory
03-03-2011, 06:37 PM
That's fantastic Evelyn.

Evalila
03-03-2011, 10:10 PM
Here´s the next one, Richard I "Lionheart"

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_IMG_1011_1_.jpg

adifferentstory
03-04-2011, 04:13 AM
Cool. These are all Kings i'd never have thought of.

HeatherR
03-04-2011, 04:12 PM
I have to do this! Please add me.

adifferentstory
03-04-2011, 04:58 PM
Welcome to the swap Heather.

CherylS
03-05-2011, 12:30 PM
I'm in this for the hats and pearls. Mine are ready to mail. All are Pastel, metallic ink and glitter.
1. Princess Di
2. Princess Anne
3. Queen Elizabeth
4. Queen Mum

Pauline
03-06-2011, 01:53 AM
I love the titles you have given us... I hope I can assume my role with the dignity required
LOL

Pauline
03-06-2011, 01:54 AM
CherylS your paintings are fabulous of the royals. Everyone is recognisable. Well done.

adifferentstory
03-06-2011, 04:28 AM
Those are absolutely wonderful Cheryl.

CherylS
03-06-2011, 10:51 AM
OOPS! I just reread the rules before I packaged my royals. I will add their names on the front of the cards. I just checked out those titles you gave us. Love it.

Princess Cheryl of Walpole Town Forest. (too bad there's no smilies with a tiara)

Evalila
03-06-2011, 11:20 AM
Great cards, Cheryl. Love Queen Elizabeth II.

Here are my last cards (again, sorry for the blurry pics :():

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_anne.jpg Queen Anne

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_elizabethI.jpg Queen Eilzabeth I.

adifferentstory
03-06-2011, 02:45 PM
OOPS! I just reread the rules before I packaged my royals. I will add their names on the front of the cards. I just checked out those titles you gave us. Love it.

Princess Cheryl of Walpole Town Forest. (too bad there's no smilies with a tiara)

:policeman: The nearest I could do is a policemans hat LOL


Great cards, Cheryl. Love Queen Elizabeth II.

Here are my last cards (again, sorry for the blurry pics :():

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_anne.jpg Queen Anne

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_elizabethI.jpg Queen Eilzabeth I.

Brilliant work.

Evalila
03-08-2011, 07:38 AM
My cards went postal today!

adifferentstory
03-08-2011, 07:44 AM
Thanks for letting me know. I'll let you know as soon as they get here.

Some very cool royals arrived today from PaperSaga. Boadicea, Guinivere and henry VIII.

kaisaj
03-09-2011, 07:25 AM
I would love to join your swap, Lynne!

Gerry
03-09-2011, 08:47 AM
Being british I guess I should really join..

Pikkis
03-09-2011, 11:36 AM
My royals are ready to be mailed now :)! As I love history I chose some "older" royalties. It was a lot of fun making these cards. Hopefully you´ll like them!

adifferentstory
03-09-2011, 11:43 AM
I would love to join your swap, Lynne!


Being british I guess I should really join..

Great to have you both join.


My royals are ready to be mailed now :)! As I love history I chose some "older" royalties. It was a lot of fun making these cards. Hopefully you´ll like them!

Wonderful royals Pikkis.

Gerry
03-09-2011, 07:16 PM
love all your cards Pikkis especially Henry Vlll and Queen Elizabeth love the addition of the stamps

Jesimal
03-10-2011, 01:01 AM
would love to do this one!!

Gigglefairy
03-10-2011, 01:48 AM
Sound great....Count me in!!

adifferentstory
03-10-2011, 03:14 AM
Wonderful to have you both in the swap.

princessgene
03-10-2011, 10:01 AM
I'd like to join this swap but I'm wondering how early I will need to send these in order to get them to you on time. I'm hoping that I can complete them on my next week off and if I do, I should be able to send them in March. But just in case....what would be the last possible mailing date?

adifferentstory
03-10-2011, 02:08 PM
Thanks for joining princessgene. You should mail in no later than 2 weeks before the due date.

scwk0511
03-10-2011, 03:26 PM
please add my name to this swap. sounds like fun!

adifferentstory
03-11-2011, 03:43 AM
please add my name to this swap. sounds like fun!

Welcome to the swap.


I received Evalila's wonderful royal mix. Thank you so much for the hostess card.

scwk0511
03-11-2011, 04:22 AM
thanks i have been telling my hubby for years that I am a queen...and now i have the proof!

adifferentstory
03-11-2011, 03:06 PM
Tell him i'll send him a letter of authenticity if need be LOL

scwk0511
03-12-2011, 02:06 PM
Honestly, I did get an invite to the opening of the hospice where I volunteer and Princess Ann will be there. There was a huge list of etiquette to follow. I should adopt the same rules for the way my family addresses me. lol

adifferentstory
03-12-2011, 03:44 PM
How cool. Practice your curtsy, you don't want to fall over doing it on the day LOL

Gerry
03-14-2011, 11:01 AM
Looks like I have been beheaded as I am not on your swap list....:(

adifferentstory
03-14-2011, 01:15 PM
I behheaded kaisaj at the same time too. I forgot to put her on LOL I'll add you now Gerry

adifferentstory
03-14-2011, 01:19 PM
I received kaisaj's and CerlyS's wonderful royals this morning (many thanks for the hostess cards).

adifferentstory
03-17-2011, 06:12 AM
I received Pikkis's wonderful royal tribute. Many thanks for the hostess card.

adifferentstory
03-22-2011, 06:24 AM
I rec Paulines wonderful royals this morning. Thank you so much for the hostess card.

Maineatc
03-26-2011, 01:23 AM
Please sign me up. My cards are done..

adifferentstory
03-26-2011, 01:36 AM
Welcome to the swap.

adifferentstory
03-31-2011, 05:28 AM
Princess maineatc's right royal atc's arrived by royal carriat today. Many thanks for the hostess card.

adifferentstory
04-04-2011, 12:27 PM
Jesimal's wonderful ATC's arrived this morning.

princessgene
04-04-2011, 11:11 PM
Princess Diana and Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II are ready to set sail for England for the Royal Wedding. May I get your address please?

adifferentstory
04-05-2011, 01:42 AM
I'll pm you now.

princessgene
04-05-2011, 03:22 AM
Here are my royal guests that will be leaving Utah for England tomorrow morning.

adifferentstory
04-05-2011, 03:31 AM
Those are wonderful.

Pikkis
04-06-2011, 11:43 AM
Lovely cards princessgene!

adifferentstory
04-13-2011, 06:08 AM
I have just received Princessgene's wonderful ATC's. Thank you so much for the stamps.

adifferentstory
04-14-2011, 12:48 AM
I've got a bad infection which is causing a lot of pain. I was in A&E last night and was given some strong pain meds and 2 lots of strong antibiotics. Because the pain meds make me a bit high LOL I will only be checking my swap and updating once a day. I will be checking my email more regularly so if you have any questions or need my address then it's best to email me through my profile page.

Evalila
04-14-2011, 12:56 AM
Oooh, sorry to hear that! Hope your feel better soon! Hugs

adifferentstory
04-14-2011, 12:58 AM
Thanks Evelyn.

jonquil
04-15-2011, 06:49 PM
ADS - so sorry to hear al is not well - make sure you look after yourself and get better soon.

Time has, unfortunately gotten away from me, and I have to withdraw from the swap.

adifferentstory
04-16-2011, 12:07 AM
Thank you and no worries.

Gerry
04-19-2011, 05:22 PM
My cards are ready to post. I think I have your address.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3155/medium/2_img002.jpg

adifferentstory
04-19-2011, 07:26 PM
Wonderful royals Gerry.

HeatherR
04-22-2011, 05:43 PM
I'm sorry I need to back out. I haven't had the opportunity to finish these and at this point I won't make the deadline if I do. :( I'm happy to trade privately after the swap though. I'll post pictures in my gallery when I get these done. It's really a great theme.

adifferentstory
04-23-2011, 12:01 AM
No worries Heather.

adifferentstory
04-23-2011, 12:04 AM
I received SCWK0511's lovely Royals on Thursday. Thank you so much for the hostess card.

adifferentstory
04-24-2011, 06:16 AM
I rec Gerry's & Loubie's wonderful royals yesterday. Thank you so much for the hostess cards.

All the swap cards are now in.

Gerry
05-04-2011, 04:20 PM
Are the cards been swapped out yet Lynne? I hope everything is ok with you, as we havent heard from you for 10 days, .

adifferentstory
05-04-2011, 05:46 PM
Not yet Gerry. I'm hoping to get them out Saturday or Monday. I'm not too bad now, I've not been around the site much the last few weeks or so with having this abscess. It's not painful now but I went to the docs today to make sure it was ok (as I thought it was). She's put me on my 3rd lot of antibiotics and booked me in to see the nurse Fri as she might want to open it up again and pack it. She says it's going to take a long time to clear up. The antibiotics seem to be knocking me out abit. The wrong times of day of course LOL

Gerry
05-05-2011, 02:42 AM
Ouch that sounds painful, I hope it clears up soon. I did see your post about going to A & E but that seemed ages ago so I didnt realise you were still poorly with it. I am pleased to hear you are not in pain anymore and hope you are soon back to normal.

adifferentstory
05-05-2011, 02:57 AM
The doc says it's going to take a long time to get better. It was huge so I shouldn't be surprised.

adifferentstory
05-09-2011, 02:37 PM
I've still not got around to swapping around. There always seems to be something that's getting in the way. Don't worry though i'll definately have them out by the cut off date.

adifferentstory
05-13-2011, 01:49 AM
I'm sorry but i'm not going to be able to mail out until Monday. Steve has a funeral to go to today and won't be back until tomorrow afterno0on. I was relying on Jack doing it for me but he's at college until later than normal today and working tomorrow. Unless I went into town I can't get my mobility scooter into any local post office because of steps. Actually there is only one shop I can get into in the village.

Evalila
05-13-2011, 01:56 AM
No problem :) Although I must admit that I can hardly wait to see my returns LOL

adifferentstory
05-13-2011, 02:01 AM
They are all wonderful royals so i'm sure you'll love your returns. Although quite a small swap this has been one of my best swaps for eye candy.

Evalila
05-13-2011, 02:04 AM
That´s one reason why I love hosting swaps. You´re the only one who gets to see ALL the wonderful artwork! ;)

adifferentstory
05-13-2011, 02:09 AM
That's the main reason I host.

adifferentstory
05-17-2011, 05:31 AM
All the returns were mailed out on Monday. I don't have internet at the moment but should have it back Wed/Thurs. I've had to come to the library to use theres.

Gerry
05-17-2011, 07:38 AM
Thanks for letting us know Lynn, I will look out for them arriving, I should be one of the first.:)
I hope you are feeling a lot better now.

Gerry
05-17-2011, 03:44 PM
My cards arrived today...thanks Lynn for such a fun swap.
Thanks to kasaj for the Kate middleton and Diana ring card
Princessgene for Queen Victoria card..
I am off to leave reps and Itrader :)

scwk0511
05-18-2011, 05:22 AM
cards came in today. Thanks to Lynn for hostessing and to Loubie, Pauline and Maineatc for great cards!

Pikkis
05-18-2011, 10:48 AM
Yahoo :)! The great royalties landed to Finland today! Thanks a lot to our wonderful hostess who, despite of all the health problems, hosted fabulously and to the following artists:

Princessgene; beautiful Lady Diana
kaisaj; lovely Diana with Wills and Harry
Gerry; sparkling Henry V

Great cards all!

adifferentstory
05-19-2011, 11:34 AM
I've finally got my internet back so will update the first post with who has received their returns. I went into the village today and the post office has finally put in a ramp. The only problem now is attracting someones attention to open both doors for me LOL My eyes are pretty bad at the moment and I had a bit of a problem swapping around. Gerry received one of her own back so if anyone else does please let me know and I can send another out.

kaisaj
05-19-2011, 12:15 PM
I got my cards today! Many thanks go to Lynne for hosting the swap in spite of all the problems she suffers from. :yes:

Also to:

princessgene
Pikkis
and
Gerry

All of them are awesome!

Gerry
05-19-2011, 04:48 PM
I didnt mind getting my own back as I was in 2 minds whether to keep it anyway, so was actually delighted to see it in my envelope. :spinny:
So please dont worry about it Lynne, you did an excellent job getting everyones returns sent out, in spite of being poorly.

adifferentstory
05-20-2011, 02:48 AM
I must have had a premonition that you wanted it back Gerry LOL

Maineatc
05-20-2011, 09:21 AM
Thanks for a great swap. Wonderful cards from Paper Sage, Loubie and Scwk0511. Thanks

Evalila
05-20-2011, 11:47 AM
I received my cards, too. A big Thank you to Lynne for hosting and to loubie, Maineatc and scwk0511 for their great cards. Off to leave points...

CherylS
05-24-2011, 06:13 PM
I got my royals today. Lovely cards from Pauline, PaperSaga, and Evalila. Many thanks to a different story for getting these out while having medical problems.

Jesimal
05-25-2011, 07:29 AM
Im hoping my cards arrive back tomorrow - fingers crossed

adifferentstory
05-25-2011, 12:20 PM
Jesimal yours will probably arrive a week after the US get them. It seems mail to Australia takes longer to reach down under.