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04-12-2011, 04:14 PM
Romance and Vintage France
Due June 15, 2011
Number of cards - 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of US participants - unlimited
Number of International participants - I will pay for the first 5 (others may sign up if have return stamp or $1.00 US money)
Withdraw Date - Just let me know
Media - all welcome -drawn, painted, mixed media, collage just to name a few

Lets celebrate the Romantic side of France and days gone by. My thoughts are to create cards in any media you'd like to celebrate the days gone by with the French culture and romance in mind. Think of Limoges, floral designs, Spring in Paris, Eiffel Tower, Castles and Chateaus, French fashion, hats with feathers or flowers, lace and pearls, chanpagne, vineyards and wine labels, toile fabrics, fleur de lys, Versailles, Marie Antoinette and fancy french pastry. Hopefully I've spelled all these correctly!

PLEASE - No heavy embelishments- they cause postal nightmares. Small brads, lace and flat items ok just not anything super heavy or that stands up tall on your card.

-all finished work must be ATC size
-include your name,user name, date, swap name and location on the back of each card
-include a self addressed envelope with .64 cent postage If your cards are heavy - please include an extra .20 stamp for each card (2nd ounce on postage going up this month!!) If sending 6 cards, please put .88 cents return postage.

-put your user name on the back of all envelopes
-internationals - please send an address label
-place all cards in a protective plastic sleeve

Please have your cards to me before the due date, do not mail on that date. PM me if you need the address.


1. Dakota Joe - 1st international - mailing 6/10
2. ATCFun
3. Flowerlily64
4. DeannMc
5. CynthiaSillitoe
6. Wil Opio Oguto -
7. scwk0511 - 2rd international
8. Halla - 3th international
9. loubie -
10. katrinabean86
11. KittyNL - 4th international
12. LizCupcake
13 cathy1 - 5th international
14 melanieS
15 Trinasatc's
16 maggiebloom
17 Barbara F
18 jonquil
19 Pikkis
20 Joni Owens
21 BamaKathy
22 Baitu
23 GreenEyeNature
24 RogueGal - mailing 6/10
25 citykitten
26. Margot
27 angelmuz
28 gbennett1989
29 Maineatc
30 Margoartist - mailing 6/11
31 goatgirl
32 esew123
33 bastcrystal
34 artistlife4me
35 RaineyDay
36 Monica
37 LJ8687

04-12-2011, 07:11 PM
I'll be your first player :) and international #1 love vintage themed!

04-12-2011, 07:26 PM
Welcome Dakota Joe. So glad you stopped by and can play!!

04-12-2011, 08:15 PM
Please add me. Thanks, Carol

04-12-2011, 08:33 PM
I wanna play too!

04-12-2011, 09:20 PM
Oh, me, please!

Wil Opio Oguta
04-13-2011, 02:42 AM
Count me in!

04-13-2011, 03:56 AM
me! me!

04-13-2011, 05:53 AM
I would like to join this one. :)

04-13-2011, 06:50 AM
Welcome to everyone. Hope you all enjoy and I can't wait to see what wonderful creations you come up with.

04-13-2011, 10:55 AM
great - love france! can I please join in and be yoru 5th international?

04-13-2011, 12:06 PM
Sign me up :)

I have some stickers that show French things but they're the clear kind. Can I use them on the cards or would you rather not have stickers?

04-13-2011, 03:24 PM
Bonjour! I would love to join. I can send a $ stamp.

04-13-2011, 04:09 PM
Welcome Loubie (keeping my fingers crossed that we don't have a postal mishap again - still hoping Earth Day cards show up sometime), katrinabean86 and kitty NL.

I think a clear sticker on a card would be ok. Some of the stickers they have are very stunning and if used in moderation, add a nice touch.

04-13-2011, 05:14 PM
I would like to join!

04-13-2011, 07:05 PM
lurking. . .

04-13-2011, 07:54 PM
welcome lizcupcake! Lurk away goatgirl :mask: hope you come back

04-14-2011, 07:27 AM
ummm, think you posted to the wrong thread flowerlily. We don't have any card yet and no one named babynavyblue signed up, at least not yet.

04-15-2011, 04:53 AM
My favorite subject - please add me to the list

04-15-2011, 06:03 AM
glad you stopped by to join us Cathy!!

04-15-2011, 11:38 AM
Love anything Vintage, so count me in!
I also need your mailing address.

04-15-2011, 11:49 AM
Oh, I am delighted you are hosting this swap.Please sign me up!Thanks

04-15-2011, 03:24 PM
I just finished my cards :jiggy:. I love the subject! I might do another set before the deadline :)

04-15-2011, 04:15 PM
Moi aussie! (Me too) Ca va? (OK?)

04-15-2011, 05:02 PM
oh Kitty, the card are perfect!!! Just love them.

Welcome to melanieS, Trinasatc's and maggiebloom. So glad you could stop by an join. I will leave the French typing to you maggiebloom. We can all get lessons from you.

04-15-2011, 05:19 PM
ackkkk....you are probably right alanabannana...I've been known to be an airhead sometimes! lol

04-15-2011, 05:22 PM
Kitty...those cards are great! you are so fast...I've not started on mine yet...I'm trying to make my cards in chronological order...gotta finish a couple of other swaps before jumping into this one.

Wil Opio Oguta
04-16-2011, 07:58 AM
My cards are ready. I'll mail them next week when I am in the US. Alana, when you swap, please return the cards to my US address. I will enclose a SASE. Somebody else can take my international spot. Here are pictures of my cards:

04-16-2011, 08:17 AM
Wil Opio - love the cards. The ladies are all spectacular!! Will mail to where ever the return envie says, thanks for giving me the heads up.

04-16-2011, 09:40 AM
you got it Barbara

04-16-2011, 04:49 PM
WOuld love to play please

04-16-2011, 05:47 PM
Wow Wil, as usual, I just love your cards,

04-16-2011, 06:38 PM
welcome Jonquil! Glad you could join us

04-17-2011, 08:38 AM
We would love to have you Baitu. If you have a US stamp to include that would be great but if you don't please join anyway. Many players often send an extra stamp and I will use those to help out with internationals.

04-17-2011, 10:33 AM
So fantastic cards seen here already by KittyNL and Will Opio Oguta :)!

IŽve been lurking here from the beginning as this theme is really tempting me. I started making some cards before signing up to see if IŽll get anything decent made... And here are my experiments, so if youŽll let me play with them alanabannana, IŽd be happy to get in... And in that case, would you also pm me your address, please :)! I can send the postage!

04-17-2011, 01:56 PM
I love the cards Pikkis! Sent you my addy

Joni Owens
04-17-2011, 10:13 PM
Ok you've struck a nerve - my favorite theme!!!!! Sign me up if you have room please!!

04-18-2011, 08:02 AM
no limit on players Joni, so I've signed you up. Thanks for joining us.

04-18-2011, 04:00 PM
I would like to join this one! Thanks! Please PM me your address!

04-20-2011, 12:23 PM
welcome!! will pm you BamaKathy and you sound very eager and excited GreenEyeNature!

Rogue Gal
04-20-2011, 01:31 PM
I can't resist - please sign me up!

04-20-2011, 07:47 PM
Hello - can I please join too? I am happy to pay international postage :)

04-22-2011, 08:09 AM
can i please join in?


margot x

04-22-2011, 08:44 AM
welcome RogueGal, citykitten and Margot. Glad you could join

04-22-2011, 12:44 PM
Cards are ready - here's a preview!

04-22-2011, 01:26 PM
i would love to play please!!

04-22-2011, 01:53 PM
Lovely maggiebloom. Sent my addy and welcome to angelmuz

04-22-2011, 03:16 PM
first set of cards came today!!! Thank you KittyNL for such quick mailing, the extra host card and the postage. Love all the cards!!!

04-22-2011, 10:31 PM
sign me up please ^_^

04-23-2011, 02:08 PM
Please sign me up. Thanks

04-23-2011, 04:09 PM
love to have you in my swap gbennett1989 and maineatc.

04-25-2011, 06:18 AM
of coarse you may margoartist!! Welcome

04-25-2011, 12:52 PM
I made my cards this weekend--sign me up please!

04-25-2011, 07:00 PM
all signed up goatgirl!!

04-25-2011, 07:02 PM
cards are here Pikkis. They are wonderful, love the lace and rick rack accents! Thank you very much for the extra card and the postage.

04-26-2011, 01:21 PM
are nude images allowed?

04-26-2011, 04:44 PM
I have no problem with a art nude. If anyone in the group does object, please let me know and I can make sure I do not swap out a nude in your envie. So Yes, nudes may be allowed.

04-26-2011, 05:24 PM
I would like to join.

04-26-2011, 07:05 PM
why yes esew123, I would love to have you join our group.

04-28-2011, 10:52 PM
Ok, mine will be in Friday's mail:

04-29-2011, 02:08 AM
I would love to play .... may I join?

04-29-2011, 02:38 AM
May I join?

Please add me to the list! :-)

04-29-2011, 06:36 AM
Thanks for letting my CynthiaSillitoe. I will be on the lookout.

Welcome to bastcrystal and artistlife4me!!

04-29-2011, 07:39 PM

Where do I send the cards? Could you send me your address?


05-01-2011, 01:08 AM
They were fun to make

05-01-2011, 08:55 AM
I just love your cards Cathy. Can't wait to see them!!!

05-02-2011, 07:38 AM
Goat Girl, your fantastic cards have arrived. Love them all. Thank you for the host card

05-03-2011, 06:37 PM
boy, what a day. Fabulous cards are in from CynthiaSilliToe, maggiebloom, Wil Opio, and bamakathy. Thank you everyone for creating wonderful cards and all the extas.

05-06-2011, 12:14 AM
I'm sorry Alana but I think I've over-committed myself :( I'm going to have to drop this one. Hope you girls have fun. The cards have been gorgeous!

05-06-2011, 07:21 AM
not a problem katrinabean. If you find yourself caught up and want to come back, we'd love to have you.

Welcome margoartist!

05-06-2011, 07:23 AM
boy margoartist, you must be really excited about this swap. I went to add you to the list, and you are already there!! you signed up on post #58. Got you covered!

05-08-2011, 03:42 PM
more cards have arrived. I have stunning cards from maineatc and cathy1. Thanks you ladies for participating and sending cards in so quickly

05-08-2011, 05:52 PM
I would love to join please! Thanks.

05-08-2011, 06:15 PM
Sure thing RaineyDay. Glad you stopped by

05-08-2011, 08:19 PM
please sign me up for this one

05-09-2011, 06:22 AM
You are signed up Monica

05-09-2011, 10:29 AM
I am going to take myself out of this swap. I just cannot make any cards for this one that I am happy with.

05-09-2011, 05:28 PM
completely understand scwk0511. You're welcome to come back if the inspiration stikes

Joni Owens
05-12-2011, 05:16 PM
I finished my cards, here are the first 4:

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Joni Owens
05-12-2011, 05:17 PM
And here are my last 4:

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05-12-2011, 08:17 PM
Joni, your cards are marvelous! Love all the layers and depth!

05-13-2011, 10:56 AM
Wow Joni, amazing cards :)! Would be happy to get one...

05-13-2011, 04:30 PM
Joni = terrific cards

Joni Owens
05-15-2011, 12:08 PM
Thanks ya'll! My cards are on the way!

05-15-2011, 09:41 PM
Is it too late to join? I'd love to join if there's room.

05-16-2011, 06:08 AM
plenty of time to join LJ, cards are due June 15th. I'll sign you up

05-16-2011, 08:57 PM
Mine are all done and ready to go!

05-17-2011, 06:13 AM
love the bright colored ladies against the muted backgrounds citykitten

05-17-2011, 06:50 PM
so many great cards arrived today! I was so excited about them all, that I almost misplaced my cousin's bridal shower invite along with the junk mail. Wanted to make sure all the ATC envies were taken care of first!!

Cards in from angelmuz (envie ripped up, but everythink ok, postage and label too!), Joni Owens, and gbennett1989. Thanks ladies

05-21-2011, 07:07 PM
esew123, your lovely cards are here. thanks a bunch for the extra!!

05-23-2011, 07:58 PM
everyone out there has been quite, but your cards keep pouring in!!! Love the cards from RaineyDay (at it has been a rainey week here in CT!!!). They are wonderful in real life and I thank you for the extra card!!

05-24-2011, 09:44 AM
Putting my cards into the mail today! They should have no problems getting across the Sound to you in time. Thank you for letting me join, this was fun and I can't wait to see the returns.

05-24-2011, 09:45 AM
I will be down at the sound this Saturday! Going to Guilford and Madison. I'll pretend to see you and wave across the water

05-24-2011, 10:08 AM
I'll wave back, Alana. Saturday is supposed to be a nice day--fingers crossed! The cards are in my gallery if anyone would like a peep at them.

05-24-2011, 04:18 PM
took a peek LJ. Love 'em!

05-27-2011, 08:21 PM
fantastic cards are in LJ!! love the papers you used!

05-27-2011, 08:38 PM
Glad they made it and so happy you like them. It was fun to get creative again! Can't wait to see the returns. Have a great holiday weekend!

05-29-2011, 07:57 PM
My cards will be postal after the holiday!
Here they are:


4 of them going, 2 left will be available for trade!

05-30-2011, 08:28 AM
Great cards Melanie. Thanks so much for posting

05-30-2011, 10:57 AM
OMG MelanieS, terrific cards :)! Wishing to be lucky enough to get one...

05-30-2011, 03:33 PM
I am finally done with my cards YAY!!

About two weeks ago my storage drive croaked and I lost everything! (almost) :eek:. This put me way behind on my swaps so after replacing some needed files, I spent the last four days glued to my computer and craft table finishing cards for this one and other five swaps I had signed up for. I can trully say I am ATCed out!!!...at least for a couple of days...LOL

Here is a sneak peak and now I can relax...wheeewww :sleep:

05-30-2011, 04:13 PM
They are fantastic flowerlily!! So glad you were able to participate, lucky for us!

05-31-2011, 11:11 AM
Flowerlily, your cards are absolutely stunning :)! So much eye candy for us all here these days...

05-31-2011, 02:40 PM
Flowerlily your cards are awesome

05-31-2011, 07:53 PM
cards in from citykitten. Love them all. Thanks so much for the extra card and for including postage.

Rogue Gal
05-31-2011, 08:05 PM
flowerlily64 and MelanieS, oh how I love all your cards! They are fabulous!

06-01-2011, 03:43 PM
thanks for letting me know DeannMc. Two weeks till due date everyone. Let me know if you are not going to be able to make the deadline.

06-03-2011, 12:41 PM
cards are in from flowerlily (thanks a bunch for the extra card!) and from Monica. They are all fantastic!

06-06-2011, 09:08 AM
I am sorry but I have to drop out from this one. :(

06-07-2011, 06:50 AM
no problem Halla. Thanks for letting me know

06-07-2011, 07:57 AM
super cards are in from melanieS and deannMc. All the work is so wonderful. We should have some great returns. Swap is but a week away. If not going to get cards to me, please just let me know. Will swap on time!!!!! Within a few days after due date Please make sure cards are mailed to arrive in time. Thanks everyone

Rogue Gal
06-09-2011, 11:00 PM
Here are my cards for the swap (plus a 7th not shown).



I will get them into the mail Friday :)

06-10-2011, 12:28 AM
Great cards Rogue Girl

06-10-2011, 06:06 AM
love the cards Rogue Girl. Can't wait to see them!

06-11-2011, 07:54 AM
thanks for letting me know margoartist

06-14-2011, 07:17 PM
envelopes came in yesterday from rougue gal, margoartist and artistlife4me. Thanks all for participating and for the wonderful extras!

06-14-2011, 07:41 PM
Postal strike here in Canada.. (they make it 1 out of 3 or 4 days so far..) I hope my cards wont be too long to make it to your mail box.. let me know as soon as they get to you !

06-14-2011, 09:31 PM
My Grandma lives in Quebec also, so I know how the mail system works - once got her Christmas card the week of Easter even though it was postmarked beginning of Dec. I know you have mailed, so I will hold the swap a week if need be to let them arrive.

06-15-2011, 06:07 AM
thanks for getting back to us greeneyenature! See you next time hopefully

06-17-2011, 09:30 PM
cards are swapped and ready to mail tomorrow.

06-18-2011, 09:39 AM
Yay! Can't wait to see the returns.

06-18-2011, 10:47 AM
They are in the mail!!

06-20-2011, 02:02 PM
Received my returns in the mail today! Great cards from Rogue Gal, City Kitten and Rainey Day--loved them all. Reps left for all. Many thanks to alanabannana for hosting this wonderful swap.

06-20-2011, 02:16 PM
Just received my cards in the mail!


Thanks you so much...gbennett1989, Tami Cowhard, and Cynthia Sillitoe! They are all lovely!

Thanks you too, alanabannana, for putting this all together.

Have a great day.


06-21-2011, 07:06 AM
YIpee!! everyone is getting their returns. We had a great batch of cards submitted!

06-21-2011, 01:42 PM
I received three wonderful cards in the mail today from Monica, bamakathy and alanabannana. Thank you ladies and of course, a very special thanks to our wonderful host! off to give iTrades and reps!

Wil Opio Oguta
06-21-2011, 03:20 PM
Mine arrived today. Thanks to Goatgirl, Bamarathy and Maggiebloom. And a big thank you to Alana our hostess. Now off to give reps and Itrader.

06-21-2011, 06:32 PM
Thank you for a super swap! I received my cards-all wonderful. Thanks to my swap buddies: Maineatc, flowerlily64, gbennett.

06-21-2011, 07:15 PM
Got mine! Thanks KittyNL, gbennett1989, and goatgirl, and thanks Alana for hosting. Off to leave reps!

06-21-2011, 07:48 PM
Received lovely cards from LJ8677, MelanieS, and maggiebloom; thanks for hosting, Alana!

06-22-2011, 04:57 AM
Received my cards today! Thanks pikkis, Rogue Gal and esew123. And thanks to Alana for hosting!

06-22-2011, 10:54 AM
I received beautiful cards from artistlife4me, kittynl, and from wil opio oguta. Love them all. Thank you so much!

06-23-2011, 10:41 AM
Being away from home for a couple of days it was great to come back home and find these beautiful returns from my mailbox :)! Thank you so much to alanabannana for the super hosting and to RaineyDay, angelmuz and artistlife4me for the lovely, lovely cards!

Rogue Gal
06-25-2011, 03:43 AM
Received lovely cards this week from Joni Owens, margoartist, KittyNL, LJ8677, Maineatc, and Deann Mc - thank you all for the wonderful art, and thanks to alanabannana for hosting this very fun swap!

07-03-2011, 11:41 PM
Thanks for hosting such a great swap Alana!
I got beautiful cards from: Deann Mc(Paris), Wil Opio Oguta (lady w/umbrella), and Laura Steier.

Joni Owens
07-05-2011, 09:23 PM
Ok, put the words "vintage" and "France" and "romantic" in the same sentence and I'm in my element - and I'm thrilled at my returns!!! Awesome hosting job Alanabannana!!! Beautiful returns from Rogue Gal, Flowerlily64, Deann Mc, Margoartist, Cathy1, and Maineatc.

07-06-2011, 07:51 AM
One more set of cards to be received - on their way to Canada now that the postal strike is over and then this will be closed. Thank you everyone for participating. Loved all the cards everyone made