View Full Version : The Horse - A Thing of Beauty; Due June 11

04-15-2011, 09:25 PM
Swap Due Date: June 11
Withdrawals: Anytime up to due date but please communicate
Number of cards: 3/3 only
Medium: Any medium
Number of players: 30

The Horse – A thing of Beauty

Horses have always fascinated me. They are magnificent creatures; strong, and powerful, yet can be ever so gentle. For those who ride, there is no feeling like it, to be one with the horse, to feel as if you are flying across the fields.
For this swap, create cards with a horse or horses as the focus – they can be realistic, whimsical, or symbolic. You may use any medium you like. Please keep the cards flat, with little heavy embellishments.

Card Info
On the back of your cards, please write:
your user name
real name
swap name
place of origin
alternative contact information (optional)

* This is a 3 for 3 trade. Make 3 and receive the same number back.

All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves.
*Send work of a quality that you would be pleased to receive.

* If you are in Canada, please include a mailing label with your address and loose stamps in the amount of 59 cents.

*U.S. and International participants, please enclose a large address label. I’ll pay the return postage. (A dollar bill or US stamp is appreciated, but if you don’t have either please don’t let that stop you from joining in on the fun)
*Please put your username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, and on all cards and labels. And please write clearly on everything!

* Cards are due to me by June 11, 2011. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant.

* itrader ratings will be given when I receive your cards. Returns will be mailed approximately one week after the due date.

Reps and iTrader
*Once you receive your return cards, please remember to leave iTrader for me and Rep points for the participants whose cards you received. I will leave iTrader for each of you as soon as I receive your cards.

* An extra ATC in this theme is appreciated but not at all expected!

* When you are ready to send your cards, PM me for my address.

* Don’t hesitate to PM me if you have any questions.

1. Barbara F.
2. Debs913 -withdrew
3. a123andpoof -withdrew
4. Blueanchors3 -withdrew
5. Cattwomaan
6. ATCfun
7. Tiffany186 - cards received
8. Clopina -cards received
9. Loubie - cards received
10. RachelMarie - cards received
11.GiggleFairy -cards received
12. SMikell - cards received
13. WiccadWitch -cards received
]14. Stonehaven Sunrise -cards received
15. Faelynn -cards received
16. Sun Trade -cards received
17. Wolfmoon -withdrew Jun 14
18. Eponita -withdrew
19. Shewolf36 -cards received
20. Larkawolf2009 -cards received
21. Cecileb - cards received
22. Eviledna -withdrew
23. Momoruth -cards received

04-16-2011, 10:19 AM
I can't wait to see the results of this swap! *lurking*

04-16-2011, 01:08 PM
I'd love to draw some horses. Sign me up please.

04-16-2011, 01:20 PM
Welcome Barbara and Debs! Glad to have you join this swap! Hope you join in as well IKostello.

04-16-2011, 02:36 PM
Fun! Sign me up please!

04-16-2011, 11:53 PM
Welcome a123andpoof! Glad you want to join!

04-17-2011, 12:10 PM
Please sign me up as well. I used to be a decent horse drawer but I stopped so let's see if I can pick it up again and even improve

04-17-2011, 12:29 PM
I will lurk for a while..:cool:

04-17-2011, 12:42 PM
Welcome Blueanchors 3! Glad you are taking part!
Hope you do take part Gerry.

04-17-2011, 12:49 PM
May I please join your horse swap? I have some friends who will model for me out back :o)

04-17-2011, 04:39 PM
Welcome Cattwomaan! Glad you will be taking part.

04-17-2011, 04:43 PM
So I'm thinking of doing it on the 4 apocalyptic horses (pestilence, war, famine, and death)

04-17-2011, 07:49 PM
Sign me up please; love horses!
Thanks, Carol

04-18-2011, 03:37 PM
May I join this swap? I love horses, and this sounds like much fun :)

04-18-2011, 06:12 PM
Welcome ATCfun, Tiffany186 and Clopina! Glad you will be playing!
Sounds like a really different/interesting idea Blueanchors!

04-20-2011, 08:36 AM
Always wished I had a horse when i was a little girl! Please could I join in?:)

04-20-2011, 02:26 PM
Can I sign up please? I love horses! I grew up next to an apple orchard and there were many wild horses that roamed it. Very cool. Very excited for this swap!

04-20-2011, 08:17 PM
Please sign me up!!....:)

04-20-2011, 09:45 PM
Welcome Loubie, RachelMarie and Gigglefairy! Glad you will be taking part!

04-22-2011, 01:05 PM
I would LOVE to join.

04-22-2011, 01:19 PM
Welcome SMikell! Glad to have you join in the fun!

04-22-2011, 03:24 PM
I'd love to join this swap, please :)

04-22-2011, 08:22 PM
Welcome WiccadWitch! Glad you will be playing!

04-23-2011, 02:07 PM
I'd like to play, please!

04-23-2011, 05:50 PM
Welcome Stonehaven Sunrise! Glad you want to join in the fun!

04-23-2011, 08:50 PM
Welcome Faelynn! Glad to have you join us!

04-24-2011, 09:12 PM
Sign me up too! :cool:

04-24-2011, 11:47 PM
Welcome SunTrade! Glad to have you join in!

04-27-2011, 11:34 PM
I'll work on these BEFORE I sign up as I've had a hard time fitting in art lately and don't want to back out. Looks like there is still room. Horses are one of my favorites but its been awhile...

04-28-2011, 05:27 PM
Have fun with your art Sameo - we all need that outlet!

04-29-2011, 12:24 PM
I finish my horses. As many Texans, I absolutely love them, and was eager to draw them.

Hope you all like them.


04-29-2011, 12:27 PM
I just noted I am not on the list .... but I am hoping is ok!

04-29-2011, 11:11 PM
Sun Trade your cards are gorgeous! And yes you are on my list - just haven't had a chance to update the master list! Can't wait to see them in person!

Welcome Wolfmoon - glad to have you join all of us!

04-30-2011, 12:56 AM
Lurking... let me finish up a few first :D

04-30-2011, 10:01 AM
Welcome Eponita! Glad to have you join!

04-30-2011, 10:25 AM
Sorry, but I need to withdraw really sorry!

04-30-2011, 12:01 PM
Not a problem A123andpoof - just sorry to see you go.

05-02-2011, 07:53 PM
Loubie - your fabulous cards arrived today! Thank you so much for the hostess card!

05-04-2011, 11:33 AM
Please add me to the sign up

05-04-2011, 12:26 PM
please add me to the sign up ^^

05-04-2011, 07:10 PM
Welcome Shewolf36 and Larkawolf! Glad to hve you both join us!

05-05-2011, 06:12 PM
glad to join ^^

05-07-2011, 12:13 PM
Please can I join?

05-08-2011, 01:16 PM
Glad to have you join us Cecileb. Welcome!

05-09-2011, 07:11 PM
Suntrade your lovely cards arrived today! Love them! Thanks so much for the hostess card and the loveley papers and charm.

05-14-2011, 06:51 PM
Mine are in the post!!.....:)

05-14-2011, 09:38 PM
I'm going to have to withdraw from this one. All my horses are coming out a thing of ugly.

Thanks, hopefully next time.


05-15-2011, 09:47 AM
Thanks for letting me know Debs. take care.

05-15-2011, 01:31 PM
Finals end on Wednesday! Then, horses!!

05-15-2011, 06:53 PM
Can't wait to see your cards Gigglefairy, Faelynn and Stonehaven!

05-16-2011, 12:45 PM
FaeLynn that card is awesome! I love it! And the colors are great!

05-16-2011, 07:18 PM
A beautiful horse FaeLynn!

05-17-2011, 09:54 AM
Ooh. Pretty! Nice work FaeLynn!

05-17-2011, 08:39 PM
Welcome Eviledna - glad to have you join us!

FaeLynn another gorgeous card!

05-18-2011, 03:32 PM
Your cards are so gorgeous FaeLynn!

And I've sketched and linearted mines, but I can't get to color them this evening. Hopefully I will have them done in the next few days!

05-19-2011, 11:30 AM
Please sign me up..my horses are ready and going in the mail today...

05-19-2011, 04:29 PM
I've finished one of the cards today... I hope you like it :)

05-19-2011, 05:11 PM
Gorgeous - simply gorgeous!

05-20-2011, 07:32 PM
Wow these horses are great! I am finishing mine up and I hope you guys like them ^^

05-20-2011, 08:19 PM
Going to try to get some line art down tonight. Probably won't be able to paint them until Sunday evening.

05-24-2011, 05:49 PM
FaeLynn I love your horses!

05-24-2011, 09:06 PM
Cecileb your gorgeous horses arrived today! thanks so much for the hostess card and the stamp.
FaeLynn all your cards are lovely!

05-27-2011, 10:39 PM
I'll let you know as soon as they arrive FaeLynn

05-29-2011, 08:16 PM
I'm sry I'm gonna have to withdraw

05-29-2011, 11:24 PM
It seems Canada Post can't function without threatening strikes! Don't know if they will or not! If they go on strike, I;\'ll extend the due date until I have everyone's cards - hope that is ok??
Sorry to see you go Eponita and Blueanchors 3. thanks for letting me know.

05-29-2011, 11:25 PM
It is 2 weeks til our swap is over. Hopefully we won't have a strike here in Canada!

05-30-2011, 07:46 PM
2 awesome sets of cards arrived today:
Momoruth - thanks so much for the hostess card and papers
Gigglefairy - thanks so much for the papers

05-30-2011, 10:51 PM
sending my cards tomorrow!!!

05-31-2011, 12:42 PM
Here are mine. They shall be in the post as soon as possible!!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4708/small/1_horses4.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4708/small/1_horses3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4708/small/1_horses2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4708/small/1_horses.jpg

05-31-2011, 07:19 PM
Gorgeous cards Stonehaven!

06-01-2011, 04:58 PM
Wow nice cards! :)

I mailed mine yesterday!

06-01-2011, 06:59 PM
I'll let you know as soon as they arrive!

FaeLynn your gorgeous cards arrived today! Thanks so much for the hostess card and money for postage!

06-02-2011, 01:47 PM
I've finished all my cards!
I've tried with different styles, and I hope they're ok.
Now I only need your address arlie, and I'll send them!

Here they are all together!

06-03-2011, 02:49 PM
My cards went in the mail on Monday. Images are in my gallery, they are whimsical horses based on the "Airs" of dressage.

06-06-2011, 05:07 PM
Shewolf 36 your lovely cards arrived today!
Eviledna thanks for letting me know. Deadlines have a way of sneaking up on us - especially when we live far away.

06-07-2011, 06:09 PM
Received 2 sets of lovely cards today!
Tiffany 186 - thanks so much for the hostess card and the money for postage!
RachelMarie - thanks for the money for postage!

06-07-2011, 06:49 PM
Sent mine today. Hope they reach you in time from the states ^^

06-07-2011, 08:22 PM
Not to worry -with the way our postal service is doing rotating strikes, I will wait for everyone. It just may mean we will be a bit late getting returns back.

06-08-2011, 03:48 AM
I've sent mine a week ago. Hope they will arrive soon! :)

06-08-2011, 06:20 PM
Thats nice that you will wait for everyone and I know we all appreciate that and will eagerly await the returns ^^

06-08-2011, 07:20 PM
Smikell your gorgeous cards arrived today! Thanks so much for the hostess card and the money for postage!

06-09-2011, 02:40 PM
oh darn, wish I had seen this swap sooner :P

06-13-2011, 05:56 PM
I received 3 sets of gorgeous horse cards today! Thaqnks to:
WiccadWitch - thanks for the hostess card, stamps and picture.
Stonehaven Sunrise - thanks for the hostess card and stamps
Clopina - thanks for the hostess card!
Still waiting on 5 sets. I hope to swap by next weekend! Canada Post is doing rotating strikes and there is now only mail delivery Mon. Wed Fri! At least there is some mail getting through! Hope that is okay with everyone.

06-17-2011, 11:45 PM
Well Canada Post has really done it! They have locked out workers and now there is no mail getting through! The gov't is hinting it might step in - but I can't send anything and the last of the cards still haven't arrived.

As soon as this strikeis settled I will be able tocompletely swap the cards and send them on. I am really sorry about the delay.

06-18-2011, 02:17 PM
That's crazy! :/ A delay is ok! No worries!
I am very excited to see what cards I get in return! Everyone was posting awesome work!

06-18-2011, 11:46 PM
Thanks for those lovely supporting words FaeLynn and Rachel. The cards are so lovely! It will be worth the wait!

06-19-2011, 11:17 PM
I cant wait to see what I get ^^ And I hope you get my cards too

06-25-2011, 10:18 PM
Well, the gov't (in its infinite wisdom ) has now passed a bill today to get the posties back to work. It still has to pass the senate. This is going to start a whole bunch of unrest in the unions actoss the country unfortunately.
I still am not sure when mail will start moving or how long it will take to get back to "normal".
Sorry about that! I get to enjoy these beautiful horses for a wee bit longer.

06-28-2011, 10:15 PM
I was wondering what happened too. Hopefully they will be here soon!

06-29-2011, 05:03 PM
now I understand why I haven't see my new cards yet. I'll wait, nice of you.

06-29-2011, 05:09 PM
Hi everyone! Our gov't has oredered Canada Post workers back to work so mail is just starting to move. I received cards today from Larkawolf 2009! Gorgeous cards!
Only have a couple more to get through the backlog - hopefully will get the cards to everyone as soon as possible!

06-29-2011, 06:31 PM
Yay Im glad you got my cards!

06-29-2011, 10:22 PM
Great news! I'm excited to see my returns!

07-04-2011, 11:40 AM
Hi everyone. I have waited an extra week to allow Canada Post to get back on track and to wait for the last 3 sets. I have not heard from these people even after pm'ing them, so I will finish off swapping the cards and they will be in the mail tomorrow. So sorry for the long delay. I do appreciate everyone's patience.
Happy Independence Day!

07-05-2011, 11:41 AM
Happy belated Canada Day, too! :)

07-05-2011, 10:46 PM
Cards are mailed and the race is on to see who gets them first!
Everyone - thanks so much for taking part and your patience! The cards are all amazing!

07-11-2011, 06:09 PM
Got my horsies today! Off to leave itrader and rep points! I love them!!!

07-11-2011, 11:42 PM
I got my cards today! So excited! Thanks for hosting this swap!

07-12-2011, 05:30 PM
My cards arrived! Thanks for a great swap and thanks to FaeLynn, RachelMarie and Giggle Fairy for fabulous cards.

07-13-2011, 10:16 PM
My cards have arrived!!!! Thanks for hosting an amazing swap, and a big thanks to tiffany186, SMikell, and stonehaven-sunrise for some amazing cards!