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Elena
03-08-2008, 07:51 PM
Swap Due Date - May 1st
Signup/withdraw date - April 20
Number of Cards - 3 for 3, or 6 for 6
Number of participants - 35

RETURNS POSTED MAY 5TH

This swap is for hand drawn/painted insects. Any insect except butterflies or dragonflies.
Originals only, no photocopies. No colored in images. Send something you would like to receive back yourself :)

Postage: US please send a SASE. If you don't have forever stamps, don't worry. I'll take care of the extra penny that will be in effect by May. International please send an address label.

1. Maxie23
2. Jitterbug
3. Sandymutt
4. Artcards
5. Luvloz
6. lilbad
7. kat
8. Els
9. redplantlady
10. gindeleo
11. lemay
12. kstyles


Here are some insect cards I have made.

maxie23
03-09-2008, 02:58 AM
Good drawing practice. Sign me up.

Jitterbug
03-09-2008, 04:42 AM
Elena, I would love to join another one of your swaps! Please add me.

PS I haven't forgotten about that Rooster card I said I'd make you!;)

Elena
03-09-2008, 08:08 AM
Welcome to the swap maxie23 and Jitterbug!

Sandymutt
03-10-2008, 02:45 AM
Ok just checking out the swaps and came upon yours. I would love to join this swap.Looks like it will be a blast. I Love cool looking bugs and this will be fun to make some. I'm ready to play with the creepy crawlers . lol:jiggy:

Elena
03-10-2008, 07:15 AM
Welcome Sandymutt, happy you joined us!

Artcards
03-10-2008, 08:12 AM
I'm thinking about it!! I'll get back to you! WHY!! lol

Elena
03-10-2008, 10:13 AM
Why try to resist?? :jiggy:

Artcards
03-10-2008, 10:31 AM
ok I did one this morning so sign me up!!!

Artcards
03-10-2008, 11:16 AM
well I'm going to have to redo mine I did this morning!! Guess I was still asleep when I started lol but a SPIDER isn't a INSECT lol Man I'm bad!!!!!

Artcards
03-10-2008, 11:26 AM
ok here is my 1st one for the swap...
Making new lol. I told you I was asleep!!!

Elena
03-10-2008, 11:33 AM
wow, love it! I first thought spiders were insects also....they look like one, don't they? well, it turns out they have an extra pair of legs so they don't qualify...

Artcards
03-10-2008, 12:32 PM
here is my 2nd one. I'm now out of ideas!!!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=4872&w=o

Elena
03-10-2008, 12:38 PM
This one looks way too real! :D Good job!

Sandymutt
03-10-2008, 02:44 PM
OMG Your bugs are wonderful artcards. I know this will be a fun swap. Oops I better say swap softly as I don't want the bugs getting scared off:unsure:. hehehehe :biglaugh:

Artcards
03-10-2008, 02:47 PM
Oh Thank you Thank you!!! I can't wait to see your work. I adore your work!!!
Hugs Jena



OMG Your bugs are wonderful artcards. I know this will be a fun swap. Oops I better say swap softly as I don't want the bugs getting scared off:unsure:. hehehehe :biglaugh:

Artcards
03-10-2008, 03:27 PM
Last one
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=4896&w=o

Elena
03-10-2008, 04:50 PM
I can't wait to get them!

Sandymutt
03-11-2008, 02:34 AM
OMG Another very cool bug. Oh I sure hope I get one of yours Artcards.:D I'm working on makeing 6 bugs. They were all cool so guess I couldn't pick. lol Oh really doing 7 one will be for our wonderful hostess. I just finished 2nt card and will get them up loaded so you can see them. I'll be back:jiggy:

Sandymutt
03-11-2008, 03:08 AM
Ok i'm back, Here is what I have done so far

Artcards
03-11-2008, 07:39 AM
See I just adore your work that yellow Jacket Rules. I would love to be a "FLY" on your wall lol. What type of bug is on the flower? It's very cool looking.

Elena
03-11-2008, 09:21 AM
Beautiful word Sandymutt :jiggy:

Sandymutt
03-11-2008, 01:18 PM
I was looking for bugs on the internet and seen that it was a cool looking beetle. It only had a number to it. There were no names on any of the bugs that I plan on making. I wish they did as I would have used it on the title. I didn't want to put the wrong name on them. lol So happy that you like what I have done so far.;)

LuvLoz
03-12-2008, 02:04 AM
Ohhh, I LOVE insect cards so I had to take a closer look at this swap. With the no butterflies or dragonflies rule, this swap will be perfect for me (I already have lots of those two). Plus, how could anyone pass up the chance at the fantastic examples already shown here? :)

Sandymutt
03-12-2008, 02:45 AM
Elena, I wanted to tell you I love all your bugs you have made. I didn't see them at first. They were so tiny of pictures that I had passed them up. But then I popped them up to see better. WOW how cool. Your praying Mantis is really fun. Love the way its looking around. What a outstanding swap this is going to be;). lol Love it.

Elena
03-12-2008, 07:32 AM
Thank you Sandymutt :)

Artcards
03-12-2008, 07:46 AM
So happy you posted lol. I missed the no DRAGONFLIES .... So Now I'm off to do a new bug....


Ohhh, I LOVE insect cards so I had to take a closer look at this swap. With the no butterflies or dragonflies rule, this swap will be perfect for me (I already have lots of those two). Plus, how could anyone pass up the chance at the fantastic examples already shown here? :)

Elena
03-12-2008, 07:59 AM
Sorry Luvloz, I had missed your post. Welcome to the swap!

Artcards
03-12-2008, 09:48 AM
ok last one lol.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=5166&w=o

Elena
03-12-2008, 10:53 AM
Another great one! :jiggy:

Artcards
03-12-2008, 11:32 AM
Host gets pick
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=5170&w=o

Sandymutt
03-12-2008, 04:21 PM
OMG Artcards what very cool bugs. Oh i'm just hoping to get one:jiggy:

Elena
03-12-2008, 06:40 PM
Your did a great job Artcards! Thank you for posting them!

Sandymutt
03-12-2008, 08:41 PM
Well I just finished up 2 more bugs. Hope you like these.:jiggy:

Meow2000
03-12-2008, 08:46 PM
Elene I love your ideas for swaps. I will have finsh up some other swap i'm in frist befor i can commite to this one.

Elena
03-13-2008, 07:38 AM
Sandymutt those are fabulous! I love the colors!
Meow2000, I hope you come back!

Artcards
03-13-2008, 08:08 AM
Sandymutt I love the click bug and the 2 bugs fighting... you rock!!!

Sandymutt
03-14-2008, 10:40 PM
Well I wanted to up load the last 3 cards, But being the gallery is closed for a while I will have to wait until tomorrow. I will get all the cards ready to mail in the morning. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the cool bugs that crawl, creep, hop and fly into this cool swap. :laugh:

Elena
03-15-2008, 08:22 AM
Thank you for letting me know Sandymutt, I'll let you know when they get here.

Sandymutt
03-15-2008, 12:25 PM
Ok here are the last 3. I have them all flying your way Elena. :wub:

Artcards
03-15-2008, 12:48 PM
Sandymutt!!! I love your work!! I love the fly in the middle. Happy you did 6. crossing fingers lol.
Hugs jena

Elena
03-18-2008, 02:58 PM
The first insects arrived at my mailbox, thanks Sandymutt!

Elena
03-19-2008, 12:10 PM
Artcards, your cards are here! Thanks for the extras!

lilbad
03-21-2008, 06:25 PM
Elena, is there room for moi?

Elena
03-21-2008, 06:46 PM
sure lilbad, welcome!

kat
03-21-2008, 10:26 PM
I'd like to join. My bugs are ready for the mail.
How do I attach scans of my cards?
Help! I'm a total Newbie.
Kat

Elena
03-22-2008, 08:43 AM
Welcome kat! I'll send you a pm.

kat
03-22-2008, 09:15 AM
Thank you to everyone who sent me directions on uploading my bugs. Here is my first go...

kat
03-22-2008, 09:19 AM
Hey! It works:rolleyes:
I'll try 2 at once.
Kat

Elena
03-22-2008, 09:28 AM
Those are fantastic, kat! Thank you for posting them.

Sandymutt
03-22-2008, 07:04 PM
WOW !!! Kat your cards all turned out wonderful. So happy that you was able to get them up loaded to show them here. With the gallery down its really fun to see cards showing in the swaps ;)

Els
03-24-2008, 04:55 PM
I wasn't sure I could swing these images, so before joining I sat down to see what my inner daemons would do with this subject. A card full of cockroaches and one featuring a gigantic tarantula emerged without too much difficulty, so I am now somewhat confident (hopeful) that more shall appear without too much strain or fuss. That said, I need your address, please. - Els

Elena
03-24-2008, 05:35 PM
Welcome Els, thanks for joining!

lilbad
03-24-2008, 10:44 PM
3002 aphid on a rose bud

Sandymutt
03-25-2008, 04:07 AM
Hey lilbad, What a cool card . Love how you worked your water colour shades in this picture. Outstanding card , Looking forward to seeing what your other bugs will be . :D

Elena
03-25-2008, 08:55 AM
lilbad, what a great watercolor! I wish I would know how to use them like that :(

LuvLoz
03-28-2008, 01:57 AM
Love the aphid, very cool card.

lilbad
03-28-2008, 05:50 PM
Elena,
My little insects are in the mail today. Thanks for hosting!! Sandy, Elena, and Luvloz, thanks for the kind comments. blush

Elena
03-28-2008, 06:17 PM
Thank you for letting me know. I'll let you know when the get here.

Elena
03-31-2008, 01:38 PM
kat and tilbad, your cards are here!

redplantlady
04-01-2008, 06:22 AM
Can I join in please? (I am UK/Newbie) :unsure: I would love to have a go at this as this site has got me drawing again...

Elena
04-01-2008, 07:21 AM
Welcome redplantlady! I am glad you joined us!

Elena
04-01-2008, 11:54 AM
Els, your insect are here!

gindeleo
04-01-2008, 12:06 PM
Can you add me to this swap if it's not to late

Elena
04-01-2008, 12:42 PM
Sure gindeleo, welcome!

Elena
04-06-2008, 05:05 PM
Bumping it up.

lemay
04-07-2008, 06:46 PM
I would like to join please

Elena
04-07-2008, 07:02 PM
Welcome lemay :jiggy:

Sandymutt
04-10-2008, 12:05 AM
I wanted to let you know I Just learned how to resize my cards down. So I took out the ones that I was showing to make them smaller. This way i'm able to show more cards in other places. Anyway stillatthetop told me how to do this. So bring them back here as a full group. 5 at one time and the other 2 following As 5 is the limit you can up load at a time. Anyway here they are again. ;)

Sandymutt
04-10-2008, 12:07 AM
And here are the last 2

Elena
04-10-2008, 07:14 AM
wow Sandy, I can't wait to received them :D

LuvLoz
04-10-2008, 06:13 PM
You're really setting the bar high there, Sandy! :) I'll see what I can come up with this weekend.

Sandymutt
04-10-2008, 11:49 PM
lol Elena, I think you already have them LOL.I was just changing the size of my cards and to do this I had to take them out and put them back in here.The size my cards were I wasn't able to show any more cards in the other swaps I'm in. Limit amount of space. Sorry if I confused anyone.:embarrassed: .... Oh I know you will make some outstanding bugs Luvloz. Looking forward to seeing them when you get them done......

Elena
04-11-2008, 07:18 AM
You are right Sandymutt, I got them, it just seems so long ago :confused:
I agree Luvoz cards will be great just like everybody's have been!

Elena
04-12-2008, 01:56 PM
Lemay insects arrived today, thanks!

volomortuus
04-13-2008, 01:47 PM
please add me this one sounds like a good swap 3 cards

Elena
04-13-2008, 01:53 PM
Welcome to the swap volomortuus!

Jitterbug
04-14-2008, 02:56 AM
Hi Elena, I will get my cards in the mail to you early this week. I will be sending your PIF Whimsy Girl along with them. ;)

Here's a peek for anyone interested:

Elena
04-14-2008, 07:18 AM
Great cards Jitterbug, I can't wait for your insects to show up in my mailbox!

kstyles
04-14-2008, 12:21 PM
I'd like to give it a go if there's still room.

Elena
04-14-2008, 12:24 PM
Sure kstyles, welcome!

kstyles
04-14-2008, 12:32 PM
Quick question... I just reread the directions and do the cards have to be painted or are Prismacolors allowed?

Elena
04-14-2008, 12:33 PM
Prismacolor are allowed. Mine are done with those.

kstyles
04-14-2008, 01:47 PM
Oh ok great!

Sandymutt
04-14-2008, 07:29 PM
Oh WOW Jitterbug I love all your bugs you did. Outstanding job on them. I so looking forward to this swap. All the cool looking bugs that are crawing in. Oh I can hardly wait to see what I will be getting in the returns . LOL:jiggy:

LuvLoz
04-15-2008, 02:26 AM
Did we really only get 12 sign ups for this swap? That's disappointing, I think it's a great theme. Here are the cards I did, they're going in the mail today.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=9303&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=9303&w=s)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=9304&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=9304&w=s)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=9305&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=9305&w=s)

Sandymutt
04-15-2008, 02:35 AM
Oh WOW They are all outstanding cards. Love your details in your bugs. This is too bad that not more came into thios wonderful swap. I have to say everyone has made really cool bugs. What a fun swap this has been:jiggy:

Elena
04-15-2008, 06:50 AM
Oh Luvloz, beautiful colors!

Elena
04-19-2008, 03:04 PM
Jitterbug, your cards arrived today!

redplantlady
04-21-2008, 06:15 PM
Some more bugs; 3 for 3 plus a spare for host, hope you like them, I am trying to inser these as thumnails :skeptical:
[http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=10421"targer="_blank"]
[ IMG] http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=10421"][/IMG]

redplantlady
04-21-2008, 06:23 PM
Mmm willjustput links!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10421&w=l

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10422&w=l

http://http://www.http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10423&w=l

http://http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10425&w=l

redplantlady
04-21-2008, 06:25 PM
Have not worked this out!! Think they are too huge?!!! Sorry:err:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10423&w=l

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10425&w=l

redplantlady
04-21-2008, 06:26 PM
Willwork it out, many apologies!

Elena
04-21-2008, 06:33 PM
Wow, great cards redplantlady!

kstyles
04-22-2008, 07:17 AM
Here are my cards for the swap!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10527&w=o

Elena
04-22-2008, 07:31 AM
Oh, Oh, more great insects.

LuvLoz
04-22-2008, 10:46 PM
They look fantastic kstyles. I really like them all.

redplantlady
04-23-2008, 03:20 PM
Sorry for huge bugs but glad you like them! some great insects, they are full of personality!:D

lilbad
04-23-2008, 07:51 PM
Big and beautiful!!!

kstyles
04-24-2008, 08:31 AM
Thanks for all of the nice comments. I sent mine off yesterday!

Elena
04-24-2008, 08:54 AM
kstlyles, thank you for letting me know.

Elena
04-26-2008, 04:19 PM
Maxie23, your cards are here! Thanks for the extra! :jiggy:

Elena
04-27-2008, 08:17 AM
Three days to days to due date :jiggy:

Elena
04-28-2008, 12:58 PM
Kstyles and redplantlady cards arrived today! Thank for the extra!

gindeleo
04-28-2008, 05:46 PM
:cry:I went camping this weakend. Being it was nice and quite with nothing else to do, except fishing. I took all my stuff to do my ATC's it was great and low and behold it rained!!! and the brand new tent we bought LEAKED!!! :( and yes my cards were in there. Anyway I doing new ones as we speak so I hope they get their by the 1st.

gindeleo
04-29-2008, 04:14 PM
I just finished 3 and are going in the mail today

Elena
04-29-2008, 04:26 PM
Thank you for letting me kn ow gindeleo.

Elena
05-02-2008, 01:20 PM
...waiting for gindeleo cards...hopefully they'll be here tomorrow and I can swap them on Sunday.

Elena
05-03-2008, 01:37 PM
gindeleo cards are here! Ready to swap!

Elena
05-05-2008, 02:52 PM
I posted the returns today. Thank you everybody for being such great players :notworthy:

Note: I'll be out of town from Thrusday the 7th thru Sunday the 11th. I'll have limited internet access.

LuvLoz
05-05-2008, 08:50 PM
Goodie, another set of cards to look forward to seeing!

Hope you have fun with whatever you're doing out of town.

lemay
05-06-2008, 02:25 PM
I received wonderful cards today! Thanks to Kat, Artcards, Lilbad and to Elena for hosting!

kat
05-07-2008, 10:28 AM
My terrific cards arrived today!! This was a wonderful swap. Thanks to Elena for hosting & to Els, LeMay, & Sandymutt for their super cards.

lilbad
05-07-2008, 08:03 PM
It's BEETLE Mania!! I received three beetles from wonderful artists: Scarab by Lemay, Beetle on a Flower by Sandymutt, Goliath Beetle by Maxie23. I love them all and very nicely done bugs!! Thanks ladies and also, thanks to Elene for hosting this fun swap!

redplantlady
05-09-2008, 09:23 AM
Hello I have my great cards! Thanks to Elena for hosting such a great swap, and thanks so much for Jitterbug's Leaf Beetle, very bright and perky!; Gindeleo's Sugar Ant, another great and lively bug! and Sandymutt's fab Cleaning her Legs, love it!:)

Jitterbug
05-10-2008, 12:02 AM
Yay! I received my cards. Thank yous go to: maxie23 for the dragonfly, redplantlady for the cardinal beetle, & luvloz for the ladybug on the leaf. Thank you for hosting, Elena!:wubclub:

Sandymutt
05-11-2008, 04:11 AM
Hey Elena, I wanted to say thank you for hosting such a fun swap. I received 6 Outstanding Bugs. OMG What wonderful work from Artcards ( Bison Stag )-- kstyles ( grass hopper)--redplantlady (Drone fly) --Kat ( dragon fly) --Lilbad ( katydid) --ELS (cow killer) You all are such wonderful artist and I'm so very happy to have your work. Loads of hugs to you all.:cute:

maxie23
05-20-2008, 03:07 AM
Thanks to our host and to Jitterbug, Els, Kstyles, Lilbad, luvloz,and gindeleo for a most interesting set of insects! Great!