View Full Version : Bleu + White China ATC Swap~Due May 15th

03-01-2011, 01:53 PM
Name of swap: Blue +White China swap *** Swap
Due Date: 15th May 2011
Sign-up/Withdrawal Date: 1th May 2011
Number of cards: 3 for 3 (that's it, no multiple sets please)
Max no. of participants: 25

The returns for this swap were mailed out on 16th May 2011.

Blue + White China ATC Swap

I have a huge collection of blue and white china almost all inherited from my Mother in Law. I love them all even the damaged one. So this swap is dedicated to blue and white china and you'll have to incorporate it somehow in your cards. All techniques are welcome and mixed techniques are a special favourite of mine, so painting, collaging,fabric,stamping, stitching or whatever else you can think of, or in fact a combination of them.

Here are the housekeeping rules:

Make sure your username is on the back of every card and also on your return envelope. Enclose your ATCs in clear sleeves.

UK participants, please enclose a SSAE with the same postage as is required to mail to me. I would really like to insist on the addressed envelope!!

US participants, please enclose a self addressed envelope and LOOSE US postage to the same amount as it takes to mail to me (which I can use to participate in US based swaps). No extra cards are necessary at all although of course it goes without saying that I appreciate them deeply. Please remember to add a customs form if your envelope is bulky. Our Customs here in the U.K. want to know what's inside!! Put down something like: Craft Samples, tick the Gift box and declare the goods to be of No Commercial Value (or NCV for short)

And remember it can take up to 10 days for mail to reach Scotland from the US. Give yourself and your cards plenty of time!!!

Other nationalities, pleased enclose a self addressed envelope and I will cover your postage. Same message as above really.

The Self Addressed Envelope wherever you are mailing from, is not optional. I really need it!! Please! These are very large swaps and having to decifer addresses and writing envelopes adds just too much time to the mailing out. Easier for me to just stick them in your envelope! Thanks so much! And don't forget these envelopes have to travel quite a distance in most cases. Make them sturdy!!

Please PM me for my address once your ATCs are ready for the mail!

I know life sometimes gets in the way and you simply have to withdraw. I don't mind at all, but please let me know as soon as possible should this happen.Any questions, let me know!

Red = cards received

1. friedaquilter - Scotland, UK
2. jonquil - Sydney, AUS - withdrawn 13.5.11 -
3. Dakota Joe - Montreal, Canada .
4. Nancy - FL
5. louisezee - BC, Canada .
6. AmericanHwyFlower - CA - withdrawn 3.3.11 -
7. Wil Opio Oguta - Almere, The Netherlands .
8. Ethereal sheep - Missouri .
9. The Elegant Faerie - Ontario, Canada - withdrawn 9-4-11 -
10. zandradee - Hampshire, UK
11. Lenna - FL -
12. Maineatc - Maine .
13. Pikkis - Finland -
14. esew123 - CA - coming -
15. Barbara F - Ontario, Canada .
16. jennie - Arizona .
17. Lisa Marie - NY
18. creativemeemee - FL - withdrawn 25.4.11 -
19. nadiabekker - The Netherlands

03-01-2011, 03:28 PM
I love Blue & White china - can I play please

03-01-2011, 03:52 PM
sounds like fun..! add me up please!

03-01-2011, 06:29 PM
Oh! me too, please..I collected it for years but now am on a mission for red and white,
especially Staffardshire and Meakin. I believe I have some fabrics with B/W china printed
on it...This will be fun,,thanks for another great swap!

03-02-2011, 03:21 AM
sign me up please

Wil Opio Oguta
03-02-2011, 04:10 AM
I like to join this swap. Please sign me up.

03-02-2011, 09:22 AM
Sign me up too! I really hope I can make cards for this one :) My MIL has a huge set of these too.

03-02-2011, 11:58 AM
Oh, my, so many of you already here, how wonderful. Welcome to jonquil, Dakota Joe, Nancy, louisezee, AmericanHwyFlower, Wil Opio Oguta and Ethereal Sheep. I'll add you all to our list!

03-02-2011, 12:06 PM
I am sorry, please withdraw me from this swap.. thanks.

The Elegant Faerie
03-02-2011, 12:28 PM
love to join your swap please

03-03-2011, 05:37 AM
Please sign me up. :jiggy:

03-03-2011, 10:37 AM
Please sign ME up Frieda!!!!!!!! :jiggy:
thank you for your wonderful swaps. xo

03-03-2011, 12:58 PM
Will do, AmericanHwyFlower!
And so glad you are all with us on this swap: The Elegant Faerie, zandradee and Lenna!!

03-03-2011, 04:32 PM
Do you mean Chinese blue and white ware, Delft ware, or any ware??

03-03-2011, 07:56 PM
I got so enthousiatic about this swap my cards are already done! They will be in the mail next tuesday (march 8th)..here they are :

03-04-2011, 01:29 AM
oh my goodness, those look so cool, Annie! I love the little easel you have them displayed on. Great job!

03-04-2011, 11:05 AM
Those are so cool cards Dakota.Joe :)! Thanks for the inspiration! Im very tempted by this swap, but still keep on lurking as I have some other committments I have to deal with first...

03-04-2011, 12:27 PM
Oh Dakota.Joe, those cards are stunning, what a great and wonderful start to our swap!! I'm so looking forward to welcoming them to Scotland!
And in answer to your questions, bluelotusflower, all sorts of blue and white china are welcome!! Can't wait to see what everyone will come up with.
And Pikkis, hope you'll decide to join us!!

03-04-2011, 11:19 PM
Both my mother and my aunt loved blue and white china. I would love to join your swap in their honor.

03-06-2011, 12:47 PM
A huge welcome to you, Maineatc, so happy you're with us and what a wonderful thought to dedicate your atcs to your mum and aunt.

03-11-2011, 10:01 AM
Okay, Ive done with my other swaps now, so may I play, please :)!

03-12-2011, 09:29 AM
Frieda & All,
I went to a local Thrift shop (charity shop) the other day and spied a beautiful little blue & white mug with a Japanese house, trees & birds . . . for $3 I had to have it! I will enjoy tea and take photos to do something for this swap : )

03-12-2011, 10:10 AM
I made my cards last night and here they are... I hope you wont find me too boring as Ive used the same stamp and the same napkin (used on the cups) on every card, but I just thought they are perfect for this swap :)!

03-12-2011, 01:40 PM
Wow, Pikkis, great to have you with us on this swap and your cards are gorgeous!!
And can't wait to see pics of your little house, Lenna. What fun!!

03-13-2011, 09:43 AM
Oh no, not boring. You have composed them differently on each ATC and it looks great!

I made my cards last night and here they are... I hope you wont find me too boring as Ive used the same stamp and the same napkin (used on the cups) on every card, but I just thought they are perfect for this swap :)!

03-14-2011, 02:38 AM
Thank you ladies for your encouraging comments :)!

03-15-2011, 07:09 PM
Sounds like a fun swap:jiggy: Sign me up please.

03-16-2011, 11:26 AM
Great to have you with us, esew123. I'll add your name to our list!

03-16-2011, 11:43 AM
Ethereal Sheep, you are officially our early bird, as your cards landed safely today! And what a great start too! Love the cards. Thanks so much for the extra one as well as the postage! You're a star!

03-17-2011, 01:46 PM
Pikkis, your lovely envelope with the beautiful ATCs inside has made it safely to me too. Such a treat. Thanks for the extra card and the postage!!!

03-18-2011, 12:46 PM
Barbara F, so pleased you've found our swap! Welcome and I'll add your name to our list!

03-18-2011, 01:26 PM
Maineatc, your cards are also here! And thanks so much for the postage!!

03-19-2011, 11:47 AM
Amazing cards louisezee :)! Id be very happy to receive any of them, but I especially like the 2nd one!

03-19-2011, 01:02 PM
Wow, louisezee, what gorgeous cards! Can't wait to have a closer look!

03-19-2011, 07:52 PM
May I join you?

03-19-2011, 08:20 PM
pikkis I love your cards :)

Wil Opio Oguta
03-20-2011, 06:37 AM
My cards will go into the mail this week. Oops, some of the china got broken :-)). Here are the pictures:

Lisa Marie
03-20-2011, 09:28 AM
I love the creative possibility of this swap please sign me up.

03-20-2011, 12:26 PM
jennie, so happy you have found this swap! Welcome! I'll add you to our list.

03-20-2011, 12:29 PM
And that goes for you too, Lisa Marie and creativemeemee!!

03-20-2011, 12:31 PM
Your cards are amazing, Will Opio Oguta!! Fantastic. You're all so quick off the mark, too. Must get on with making mine soon too!

03-21-2011, 04:44 AM
Here is my first one


03-21-2011, 08:11 AM
Wow Jonquil that's beautiful

03-23-2011, 10:39 AM
Here's what I came up with


03-23-2011, 12:30 PM
jonquil and Jennie, what wonderful cards for our swap!!

03-23-2011, 01:03 PM
Just amazing cards posted here lately :)!

03-23-2011, 04:04 PM
Hi the cards are in the mail and flying to you. I'm glad that you thought my cards were good. Thank you

03-24-2011, 02:04 PM
Wow, all the cards shown so far are beautiful and I've received 3 sets already so it was about time to make mine too. You can see them here! (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=216439)

03-24-2011, 11:56 PM
Frieda they are incredible. The people on this site are so clever. I'm learning so much

03-25-2011, 12:46 PM
Awesome cards from our hostess :)! I love the way you combine other elements with fabric!

03-25-2011, 01:27 PM
Wil Opio Oguta, your stunning cards have landed safely on the other side of the North Sea! Thanks so much for the extra one. I really appreciate it.

03-25-2011, 01:28 PM
Thanks so much for the compliments, everyone. I'm blushing!!

03-26-2011, 11:45 AM
Dakota.Joe and louisezee, your beautiful cards have landed here in Scotland. Thanks so much!

03-29-2011, 11:29 AM
jennie, your gorgeous cards are also safely here!! Such a treat. Thanks very much for the extra card as well as the enclosed postage!!

03-29-2011, 11:55 AM
jennie, your gorgeous cards are also safely here!! Such a treat. Thanks very much for the extra card as well as the enclosed postage!!
I'm glad they made it. That was really quick I think. I'm glad you liked them. This was such a great swap I have a set for 12 of blue and white bi-cenntennial dishes and all of the serving ware, I was raised with the mexican Pueblo pattern. My mother has those for her good dishes, but my all time favorites are my set of the red and white spode transferware set of dishes.

03-30-2011, 08:14 AM
I love to join, please sign me in! Thanks

03-30-2011, 10:25 AM
Another stunning set of cards hit my mailbox today. Thanks so much to Barbara F for the stunning cards inside and my extra one!! I deeply appreciate it.

03-30-2011, 10:27 AM
Great to have you with us, nadiabekker, I'll add your name to our list! Thanks so much for joining.

03-31-2011, 11:57 AM
Friedaquilter, I finished my Blue and White China this afternoon. Can you please mail me your address? Best Wishes, Nadia


04-03-2011, 03:45 AM
lovely cards, Nadia!

04-03-2011, 08:46 AM
very pretty Nadia

The Elegant Faerie
04-08-2011, 11:10 PM
so sorry i will have to withdrawal from your swap i have too much going on

04-09-2011, 11:28 AM
Lurking for now -- I love Delft Blue Pottery (it's from my birth city heh)!

04-09-2011, 11:43 AM
Thanks for letting me know, The Elegant FAerie and I'll make a note of it on our list!
And Craftyvox, so hope you'll join us!! Still plenty of time and it would be fun to have an authentic Delfts Blauw participant.

04-11-2011, 11:16 AM
Nancy, your delightful Blue and White cards are here! Thanks so much for the extra card as well as the enclosed postage!! You're a star.

04-16-2011, 11:29 AM
Nadiabekker, your gorgeous cards have landed! Thanks so much for my hostess card, I really appreciate it!

04-26-2011, 11:44 AM
Thanks so much for letting me know, creativemeemee! Hopefully we will meet up at a future swap. I usually only have one swap running here and when it comes to this one's due date I will post the next one!

04-27-2011, 10:56 AM
My ATCs were posted to you yesterday, frieda!
Thanks for the unusual and fun theme. I will be back to share some photos soon!
:) lenna

04-28-2011, 12:01 PM
I'll be waiting to welcome them with open arms, Lenna!

04-28-2011, 08:08 PM
oh, that is wonderful : )
I have posted them to my gallery here: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=1094

And I have written about these ATCs on my blog:

thank you Frieda! You are an awesome Hostess (and friend!!)
What a great Swap. I am so curious as to what you have up your sleeve next!
:chatterbox: lenna

05-03-2011, 04:58 PM
Here are mine - hope to mail them tomorrow...

05-03-2011, 05:00 PM
Here's another. There's six in total -- three for the swap, two for the hostess, two for me to keep.

05-04-2011, 12:43 PM
Looking forward to welcoming them to my mailbox, zandradee!

05-04-2011, 12:45 PM
And you're really spoiling me! The cards are so beautiful.

05-05-2011, 12:43 PM
Lenna, your delightful cards are here already! Thanks so much for the enclosed postage as well as the extra card. Both are very much appreciated as ever!!

05-05-2011, 12:44 PM
If you don't live in the U.K. now is the time to mail your cards to me as the due date is coming up ever so fast (15th May!).

05-05-2011, 02:31 PM
you are most welcome, Frieda. Thanks for being a wonderful hostess, I love your swaps!!

05-06-2011, 06:12 PM
Would have loved to participate in this swap but I just don't have to energy to do anything much not even crafting at the moment :( So I am not going to make the deadline unfortunately.

05-07-2011, 11:24 AM
Sorry to hear that, Craftyvox, perhaps another time!

05-07-2011, 11:30 AM
zandradee, your beautiful cards have reached Scotland safely. Thanks so much for the extra card as well as the lovely enclosed goodies!

05-16-2011, 11:08 AM
The returns for this swap were mailed off this morning in the little West Linton postoffice. Hopefully they will find their way to you very soon.
Sadly I haven't heard from Lisa Marie at all and the cards from esew123 seem to be lost in the mail on their way to me. But I do have enough extras to cover your cards, esew123 so if you PM me your address, I'll make sure to mail these out to you too!
Thanks so much to everyone for making this another wonderful swap! I'm thinking about a new theme for the next one and will announce it here as soon as it's up.

05-16-2011, 11:35 AM
Thats great news, cant wait to see what Ill get :)!

05-16-2011, 01:26 PM
OOOO I can't wait!!!!!

05-17-2011, 01:31 PM
Great! cannot wait to see my returns! :)

05-20-2011, 11:30 AM
I received my fabulous returns today, yippee :)! Thank you so much for our super hostess not only for hosting, but also sending me one of her awesome art pieces. Thank you also for louisezee and zandradee (wow, your nicks rhyme so well) for the beautiful cards!

05-22-2011, 05:57 AM
I've received mine as well. Thanks to Jennie Wallick (Biscotti and Espresso), Pikkis (Hanging) and Barbara F (Tea Time). And of course thanks to Friedaquilter for another well-themed and well-led swap! :chatterbox:

05-23-2011, 08:39 PM
My trades have made it to Florida!
Thanks to Zandradee, Barbara Fisher, and Dakota Joe! Fabulous cards.
Big thanks to Frieda for her hostessing extraordinariness!
:) lenna

05-24-2011, 12:10 PM
Wow, these have travelled with the wind behind them! Glad you're all enjoying your returns!

05-24-2011, 03:39 PM
I received my cards today. First thanks to Frieda for all of the hard work that hosting these swaps are.
Thank you to Etherial sheep, wonderful china pattern with a house and a dear.
and to Nadiabekker, wonderful woven card

05-25-2011, 07:04 PM
hello all :) returns are here! thanks to hostess Friedaquilter and card makers : pikkis, louisezee and lenna :)