View Full Version : Bizarre holidays - JUNE Due June 20th

04-22-2011, 12:51 AM
Due Date: June 20th
postage date for non-Australians: June 6th
cards: 3 for 3
participants: 20


I live in Australia - mail will NOT reach me quickly! I normally allow 2 weeks when mailing my swaps to anywhere else in the world - I suggest that you do the same. That still leaves 6 weeks to make 3 cards.

You will go to this site:

Choose up to 3 holidays to create your ATCs for - they can be the same holiday or 3 different ones. All mediums are welcome.

You can now plan ahead - all future Bizarre holiday swaps will be due on the 20th of the month that you are making. That means that July will be due July 20th.
Due date:
Cards are to be in my hands by June 20th. I will mail your return cards as soon as possible, but remember, it took 2 weeks to reach me so they will take 2 weeks to reach you. Please be on time so others don't have to wait.

Australian players - please include a stamp equivalent to your postage
International players - a stamp equivalent to your postage would be appreciated but is not required.
ALL players please include a LARGE address label.

1. Do your best work - I plan to swap like-for-like, as much as I can.

2。Clearly write your USERNAME and the SWAP NAME on the back of all your cards (so you can get fun rep points) and on the back of your mailing envelope.

3. Please mail early to allow time to reach Australia.

4. An extra card for the swap host (in line with the swap theme) or some loose postage is greatly appreciated but is not required.

5. Embellishments are fine. The completed card needs to fit into standard pockets and the embellishments need to be securely fastened so they don't fall off during shipping. If it is too bulky it is more than likely that the card may not reach me - either because the envelope has been torn and the card lost, or it is too heavy.

6. Have fun!!

7. I will give iTrader feedback when I receive your cards, and will also update this post showing that your cards have arrived. In return I encourage you to give iTrader host feedback for me when you receive your swap returns, and Rep points for the artists whose cards you receive. After all, knowing where your cards went is half the fun. (I think)

0. donnacr
1. jesimal - returned
2. gigglefairy - returned
3. jennie - returned
4. scrapPea - received
5. studio39designs - returned
6. a123andpoof - withdrew
7. katrinabean86 - returned
8. suntrade - returned
9. serendipityunt - received
10. trekaroo - received
11. Threshold90 - withdrew
12. Barbara F - withdrew
13. maggiebloom - received
14. larkawolf2009 - returned
15. jaeseals - returned
16. dilys - returned
17. pirategrrl775 - withdrew
18. Arivanna - received
19. lodiprincess - withdrew
20. abstract fugitive - NO CONTACT!

04-22-2011, 09:20 AM
Sign me up please

I know gigglefairy is already working on hers but she is away - can you save her a spot please :)

04-22-2011, 11:29 AM
Please sign me up. My cards are in my Gallery

04-23-2011, 12:16 AM
You may ignore my post in the May thread - Please sign me up!

Of course, I'm still curious about how fast mods approve swaps.

04-23-2011, 07:11 AM
welcome all - you even beat ME to my own thread - wow!!
jennie - I love your cards, have you posted them yet?

04-23-2011, 03:02 PM
Just finished May, and ready for June! Please sign me up. Oh, I did include US postage for you in the May envelope - forgot to mention that in the other thread!

04-23-2011, 05:30 PM
I would like to play!

04-23-2011, 09:48 PM
I'd like to join :) There's some good holidays for June :)

04-24-2011, 09:16 PM
I am going to have to sign up, because June 9 is Donald Duck Day, and I cannot resist ... at all.


04-24-2011, 09:19 PM
welcome all - lovely to see all these returning faces. I can feel that this is going to be a great swap!

04-24-2011, 10:35 PM
My June cards are done! Once again, my husband adores them. (My biggest supporter!) I flip-flopped about doing this holiday, then that one, no that one.... the four I came up with (3+hostess) just kinda happened. (I remember from May: "don't get too far ahead; inspiration may strike." Yup.)

There was one holiday...I had it all planned out, sketched, and then finalizing details...and it turns out the holiday is INCORRECTLY listed as a June holiday. No biggie; I incorporated that into the card and it came out quite well. I'm pleased. These holidays will go out to you this week. It'll be forever until I get returns, but I can't wait!!

04-25-2011, 12:27 AM
Please sign me up for this swap! How birthday is International Panic Day (June 18)! How can I resist?!

Also, I owe you some loose postage from another swap with you, Donna, so this gives me a chance to send you extra! (It was a whole dramatic deal with a rude postal worker at my nearest post office. She wouldn't let me buy stamps first, so I could put them in the envelope before it was sealed.)

04-25-2011, 01:33 PM
scrapPea - I wish my husband would do more than grunt when I try to show him my cards (I now only try with cards that I am REALLY happy with and need to share with another person). I'm so glad that they 'happened' - aren't they the best kind of card?! I can't wait to see the 'incorrect' holiday
serendipityunt - you are the 2nd person I have spoken with today who has had trouble with postal workers. Hopefully it was just a bad week and they will all improve :nah: Of course I will sign you up, thanks for joining us

04-26-2011, 02:58 AM
trekaroo - this is exactly how to sign up. Welcome to the next month in your year

04-26-2011, 04:21 AM
Plz sign me Up! I love ur Bizz Hol Swaps ;)

04-26-2011, 08:34 AM
welcome Threshold90 - I love your cards and can't wait to see which Holidays you choose for this month.

04-26-2011, 10:37 AM
I'm ready to mail - will go out this week. (Maybe I'll get my flower cards done, so holding off a day or two.)

FYI - Note to you (and everyone else: Pass Along!): US first class 2nd ounce postage increased as of April 17 for the 2nd ounce (20-cents up from 17-cents). There is some "proposed" international postage increase, but I couldn't find specific info (maybe 6-cents?).

04-26-2011, 06:01 PM
I'm in - if you'll have me! Maggie

04-27-2011, 06:40 AM
Barbara F - welcome back!
maggiebloom - of course you are welcome!

04-27-2011, 09:23 PM
Better sign me up! my cards are already done ^^

04-27-2011, 09:30 PM
welcome larkawolf - I'll mark your cards as posted (wow!)

05-01-2011, 11:33 PM
My cards are ready. Hope you all like them!


05-01-2011, 11:48 PM
sign me up please!

05-02-2011, 12:25 AM
suntrade - they are great! I can't wait to see them in real life

welcome jaeseals

jennie - I have received your cards and can now give you iTrader

05-02-2011, 01:03 AM
suntrade-nice cards my friend

05-02-2011, 12:35 PM
Thank you!

05-03-2011, 12:36 PM
Hi !

Finished up my June ATCs - they will go in the mail today - just as soon as I get to the Post Office. Thanks, SweetPea, for the head's up about the postage rates! I'm on to July shortly!!:cute:

05-04-2011, 12:53 AM
Ready to join in on another year if you will have me :wubclub:

05-04-2011, 02:45 AM
welcome dilys - these Holidays really are irresistible, just make sure that for the June swap you are making June Holidays from the link in the first post. If you have any questions about this swap or this site please feel free to ask - it's the easiest way to learn.

pirategrrl775 - of course I will have you. Did you keep a list of which Holidays you chose the first time through? You will find that you will pick slightly different Holidays this time round (or at least I did) as your skills have developed and your confidence has grown (and life is in different places). I look forward to seeing which you choose this time.

05-04-2011, 09:12 AM
I hope you like my June cards. I am uploading now and will post pics here soon

05-05-2011, 12:36 AM
I can't wait to see them larkawolf2009

I found the same problem dilys - could be why I am now on my 3rd year of Holidays ;)

05-05-2011, 06:11 PM
So if I work ahead for the next few holiday swaps can i send them all together on the july swap? I might do 2 months at a time. I cant wait til August because thats when my birthday is so ill def be doing a card for my bday ^^

05-06-2011, 01:10 AM
I will accept people sending a couple of months at a time but please check that I have included you in each month's swap and leave a comment of some sort in each month's thread so that people can leave rep points when they receive your cards.

larkawolf - have you checked what your birthday's holiday is? Mine is most suitable being 'Peculiar person day' ;)

05-06-2011, 01:47 PM
my birthday is ice cream sandwich day ^^

05-07-2011, 04:51 AM
what a great birthday!! :D

05-07-2011, 01:11 PM
Everyones cards are so great.

05-10-2011, 09:46 PM
Hi Donnacr

My cards are ready to fly! We love Donald Duck - my husband's great imitation has been amusing the kids for years! Please send me your address. Maggie

05-11-2011, 08:06 AM
Those cards are great, maggiebloom!! You should already have my address via PM

05-12-2011, 12:16 AM
maggiebloom your donald's are cool!

05-12-2011, 07:27 PM
Maggiebloom, I love your donalds ^^

05-12-2011, 10:03 PM
I would love to be included in this :D

05-13-2011, 06:37 AM
Arivanna - welcome to this swap and to this site. If you have any questions about either the swap or the site feel free to ask either in this thread or to me via PM.

05-17-2011, 08:41 AM
studio39designs and Dilys - your wonderful cards arrived today, thanks both for the extra card and for the little bag of goodies, studio39

05-17-2011, 10:53 PM
HI, I'm new to your site, having just sent out one batch to Evalila. I'd like to do some for your Bizzare Holidays (June)....sounds crazy and fun....let me know if Im in!

05-18-2011, 01:12 AM
welcome to our site lodiprincess and to this swap.
Our Bizarre Holidays are limited to those listed on the site given in the first post. Other than that let your Muse take you where she will for your cards - I can't wait to see what you choose.
If you have any questions about the swap or the site feel free to ask either in this thread or via PM.

05-19-2011, 08:34 AM
maggiebloom - your wonderful cards arrived today

05-19-2011, 03:51 PM
I'd like to take part in this swap! sounds like fun, fun, fun!

05-21-2011, 08:09 AM
lodiprincess - you are already signed up, start choosing your Holidays and making your cards
send me a PM when you need my address

trekaroo - your wonderful cards arrived today - I love the grin (er, smile) on your cat and the little girl who doesn't like cheese is very clever

05-22-2011, 11:30 PM
After bowing to peer pressure :D I have opened July slightly earlier than planned.

The quickest way to the thread is to click on the purple link in my signature.

Please make sure that you add at least one comment to the thread if I have pre-signed you so that people are able to give you rep points when they receive your cards

05-23-2011, 08:56 PM
Of course I will sign you up trekaroo, just don't forget to add at least one comment in the July thread or people won't be able to leave you rep points when they receive your cards.

05-25-2011, 04:23 PM
Here are my cards. Note that the National Columnist Day is listed here incorrectly. As a freelance writer, of course I had to do this one! As I did research, the secret was revealed: the *real* date is in April. Really. Look it up. (Well, no need to; I did!) And...FYI: "Pop" is a generic word in my part of the world for Pepsi/Coca Cola/etc. This was so much fun. Just another awesome month thanks to Donna!

05-26-2011, 04:27 AM
Thanks for showing us your cards, scrapPea - I still reckon my husband could out 'pop' the weasel :D

05-28-2011, 02:49 AM
gigglefairy - your wonderful Donald Ducks arrived yesterday. thanks so much for the leaf ribbon - I already have uses for it :cute:

05-28-2011, 02:59 AM
Glad they arrived safely!!. I would love to see how you can use the ribbon. If you need anymore let me know, my craft shop has heaps....:)

05-28-2011, 09:07 AM
I may take you up on that - none of my craft shops have anything like it!

05-29-2011, 06:35 AM
No worries, I can also get it in a few more colours. I love it!!....:)

05-29-2011, 07:26 AM
mine are going in the post this week :)
will also include the postage I owe :)

05-30-2011, 02:49 AM
I got two of them done. I definitely love the Camera Day one. The lat one is going to be a surprise (Mostly because I am trying to figure it out. lol)

05-30-2011, 07:04 AM
jesimal - I'll keep an eye out for them

arivanna - when I saw just the thumbnail for 'camera day' I thought that it was a photo - good job! but I think that I like the headache of 'Repeat day' - very clever!

05-31-2011, 10:08 AM
Great camera :)

06-02-2011, 10:46 AM
I am in...sounds fun!

06-03-2011, 07:44 AM
welcome abstract fugitive - they really are fun!

I live in Australia so you will have to mail your cards no later than the start of next week to ensure that they reach me before the due date. If you think this is too close, try joining the July Bizarre Holidays swap instead.

06-03-2011, 07:50 AM
For all those who have not mailed yet - cards MUST be in the mail no later than the start of next week if they are to reach me by the due date

06-04-2011, 01:06 PM
Lol Arrivana! I love that repeat day card.

Omg thanks for the reminder, Donna! I've written which holidays I'm doing on the back of the cards so I'll get right to them and send them on today if I can, but most likely it'll be Monday.

06-05-2011, 01:17 PM
My husband is taking me to Malaysia for the next 10 days to celebrate my 1 year after the cancer operation - I am well and enjoying Life so it is the perfect time to go.
My son will still be at home so any cards you send will not get lost but I won't be able to acknowledge them until I return. We will have some computer access while away but I don't know how much or when so don't panic if I seem to be absent for a while.

06-05-2011, 08:31 PM
Okay here are my cards :) I'll post them tomorrow!


06-06-2011, 12:09 AM
@Arivanna - Oh, I adore Repeat Day! I used that as inspiration for last Thursday's post on my blog!

@katrinabean86 - LOVE the pink card. I have this thing with Marshmallow Peeps - not only did I love them as a child but I wrote a newspaper article after visiting the factory years ago.

@Donnacr - Congrats! Yippee! Have a great time. "Now" is the perfect time to do everything! Enjoy every moment.

06-06-2011, 12:40 AM
Lol how cool! :) Mom is obsessed with the actual Peep peeps...the bird ones. Lol.

06-06-2011, 10:52 AM
Peeps is peeps! It's all good. The classic is still awesome, but my tastiest had to be the spinoff from a few years ago: Cocoa-bats. I also loved saying that. Cocoa-bats. Still makes me smile.

06-06-2011, 12:25 PM
lol yeah :) They're getting kind of fancy with them peeps! We had some chocolate dipped ones this Easter O.O yum!

06-06-2011, 04:53 PM
My cards have been sent today! Hope they get there on time!

06-07-2011, 08:57 AM
serendipityunt - they SHOULD get to me on time - I have a few days leeway up my sleeve so I can wait for them

pirategrrl775 - I will miss your gorgeous cards but thanks for telling me.

06-08-2011, 06:28 PM
Katrina bean I love your pink day one ^^

It seems like so long ago that I sent mine in.....

06-08-2011, 09:52 PM
I am hoping that mine make it in time. If they don't I guess they can get sent back? Are you swapping the cards day after the 20th? Or in the days following?

06-09-2011, 01:27 AM
arivanna -I always wait a few days after the due date (normally because I haven't finished the thank you cards that I like to send with the returns :embarrassed:)

06-09-2011, 10:27 PM
barbaraF - you will be missed but thanks for telling me

06-09-2011, 10:49 PM
Awesome! Well hopefully they get to you soon, but since I am in the US they will certainly take their time.

06-11-2011, 09:04 PM

06-13-2011, 01:21 PM
Im sry my friend, im gonna hv to withdraw frm this month ;(

06-14-2011, 04:27 AM
You will be sorely missed threshold90 - I love your approach to these Holidays. I look forward to seeing you in the next month

06-15-2011, 12:04 AM
It's almost swap day, it's almost swap day!
*runs around in little circles clapping her hands*

Okay, now it's REALLY time for bedtime here in MI.

06-15-2011, 07:11 AM
You go to bed at very funny times ScrapPea - your entry was only 2.04pm where I am.

Oh-h-h-h, it was a 'nana nap', right?:D I've been taking a few of those in the heat over here - it is over 100F and very humid.

06-28-2011, 04:49 AM
I had been waiting for Abstract fugitive's cards but there was no contact.

All cards were mailed on Monday June 27th - I hope you all enjoy your returns.

06-29-2011, 09:39 AM
Yay! Thanks so much Donna :)

06-30-2011, 05:30 PM
Got my fabulous returns :) Thanks for hosting and the host card too! And thanks to the three awesome artists: gigglefairy, larkawolf2009, and trekaroo. Love them all :)

07-01-2011, 12:08 PM
Got my returns! Thanks to Jesimal, Suntrade and myself XD for the cards! And Thanks to Donnacr for hosting and your awesome hostess cardd!

07-02-2011, 08:30 PM
yeah I got mine too! Leaving you rocks and trader asap!

07-02-2011, 10:14 PM
Thank You Donna for hosting this fun swap and for the log cabin card. Also thanks go to Scrap pea for int. panic day, Jessimal for donald duck day, and Arivanna and carera day All wonderful cards.

07-03-2011, 07:00 AM
so glad that returns are getting to their homes

jaeseals - so sorry that you received one of your own back again

07-03-2011, 02:16 PM
Thanks Donna for hosting another wonderful month! I also want to thank Jesimal, jaeseals, and KatrinaBean for amazing cards! Now off to leaver iTrader and rep points!

07-03-2011, 07:00 PM
Received my fun June ATCs!! Thanks to donnacr for hosting and the extra fun card (Log Cabin Day), to trekaroo (Pink Day), gigglefairy (Donald Duck Day) and ScrapPea (Cmera Day)! I've left iTrader and You Rock for everyone except trekaroo - for some reason, it wants me to leave more for others first, so I guess I have to wait until I get some other swaps in first and then double back to do this - but thanks, much, all!!!:jiggy:

07-12-2011, 04:46 AM
I don't know what has happened to the remaining returns but I must archive this swap before I can start my next one.
You can still leave rep points when it is archived, you just can't leave a comment