View Full Version : Four Seasons, One Card...due July 7

05-14-2011, 08:35 PM
Due Date: July 7
Sign up/Withdraw: none
# Cards: 3 for 3
# Participants: unlimited

Four Seasons, One Card
Here is the challenge………….make a standard size ATC with all 4 seasons represented on it. Since each of your cards will go to different players they can all be similar or the same.

Be creative, stay with what you like to do best or experiment and try something new. Just make sure you send me cards you are proud of, please. In return you will receive cards someone else is proud of.

Cards can be any medium. Using some stickers is fine as long as it is not all stickers slapped on a card. If you have a question concerning the use of them pm me and we will “talk” about it.

Since our cards are at the mercy of the letter handling machines no embellishments, please! While beads, buttons and such can be fun to use, they are not fun for the postal machines, the host who has to let a player know their cards were messed up or the player who gets a messed up card.

In order to get the cards back to you here is what I need..............

USA folks please enclose a self-addressed envelope and postage (a single .44 stamp seems to work for 3 cards, but I personally put an extra .20 stamp, for an additional ounce, on all my swap return envelopes.). If you think about it my address in the return address corner would be wonderful.

INTERNATIONAL folks enclose an address label, address printed clearly on a piece of paper or long self-addressed envelope. I’ll pay the return postage. (A dollar bill or .98 US stamp is appreciated, but if you don’t have either please don’t let that stop you from joining in on the fun)

An extra Four Seasons card would put a smile on my face and would be greatly appreciated, but not required for joining. (I just love collecting ATCs!)

*** I appreciate those of you who want to share your materials, but my talents are limited to cross stitching so what I receive for any other purpose I share with others. I don’t mind passing it on I just want you all to know I do.***

Loose cards sliding around in the envelope can also cause a problem so use a small amount of tape to attach all cards together. (Small amount being the operative words here!)

And last……The most important thing………..Have fun getting all 4 seasons on 1 card!

The players
Your cards are here
Cards found their way back home

Wil Opio Oguta
Barbara F

05-15-2011, 03:47 AM
please sign me up for this one too!

05-15-2011, 08:25 AM
I's a challange but I will give it a try Please sign me up

Wil Opio Oguta
05-15-2011, 09:56 AM
This is a challenge, but I am going to try it.

05-15-2011, 09:10 PM
definitely a challenge but one that has all sorts of ideas competing for space in my head - sign me up pretty please

05-15-2011, 09:15 PM

05-16-2011, 12:19 AM
Welcome TenderBlessings, scwk0511, PAMI, melfaye, Wil Opio Oguta and jonquil!

oddbreed hope to see you back here signing up!

05-16-2011, 04:45 AM
This is really challenging but I like the idea so can I please join also?

05-16-2011, 11:22 AM
Welcome citykitten!

05-16-2011, 08:27 PM
Hmmm, lurking....I'm already having a challenge working w/ one image on an ATC size, don't know if I can squeeze 4 onto one ATC! LOL! Might just wait and lurk and see what you all come up with.

05-16-2011, 10:22 PM
Would love to try this one - love your swaps!

05-17-2011, 03:52 PM
OK, I'll have a go - sounds promising. And difficult!

05-18-2011, 08:34 AM
Welcome arlie707, Barbara F, eviledna and katelnorth!

MelanieS lurkers always welcome.

05-18-2011, 02:40 PM
I love everything that depics the 4 different seasons, so this swap is straight up my alley! Am lurking for now though, next week I'll be undergoing surgery, and I am not quite sure how long I'll be out of the running. But if I can manage I am definitely up for joining this swap!

05-18-2011, 05:07 PM
lurking........working on some other ones but if I get time - will be in for sure....already have card layout in my head......

05-18-2011, 05:32 PM
All lurkers welcome!

craftyvox wishing you the best.

Jesimal if the ideas are in your head you know you want to get them on paper!

05-19-2011, 11:28 AM
You know I'm in

05-19-2011, 04:49 PM
I sure do momoruth, Welcome!

05-19-2011, 10:48 PM
I'm sitting here musing about how to represent four seasons on one card. What a challenge! Please sign me up! I'll give it a go!

05-20-2011, 05:07 PM
Welcome Raingirl!

05-24-2011, 06:54 PM
sign me up!

05-24-2011, 07:06 PM
Welcome Cardmom59!

05-24-2011, 07:34 PM
PAMI, your cards arrived yesterday! Thank you for the extra card!

05-29-2011, 11:25 AM
I am going to have to withdraw from this swap. Major family crisis going on here.

05-29-2011, 12:04 PM
Sorry to see you go, scwk0511.

Take care.

05-30-2011, 09:18 AM
TenderBlessings - that card is fantastic!! I want one! I guess that means I had better join the swap :D
I knew that I bought my latest stamp set for a good reason - it covers all 4 seasons.

05-30-2011, 10:23 AM
Please sign me up. Thanks you.

05-31-2011, 04:20 PM
Welcome Donnacr and Maineatc!

06-01-2011, 09:42 PM
I would like to join this swap.. Thanks.

06-03-2011, 05:48 PM
Welcome bmpa1476!

06-07-2011, 10:31 PM
I made four cards similar to this one with slight variations. This was such a challenging swap!

06-08-2011, 05:35 AM
I made four cards similar to this one with slight variations. This was such a challenging swap!

This is an AWESOME card, I simply love it!

06-08-2011, 05:36 AM
Here is my Card :)
Will be posted Monday

Another awesome card!! You lot make such beautiful cards! I still have to find inspiration for mine..:twitcy:

06-08-2011, 10:18 AM
Cards have arrived from :

TenderBlessings, thank you for the extra card!

Wil Opio Oguta
06-08-2011, 02:07 PM
My first idea did not work out, so I had to switch to another idea which - luckily - did work out. My cards are ready and will go out into the mail tomorrow. Here are the pictures:

06-08-2011, 02:26 PM
Ok I must admit I don't think I ever would have thought of using seasonal fruit!

Thank you for the extra one for me!

Now I wonder who will get the other 3 ???????? i might be persuaded by a pm request............

06-09-2011, 03:02 AM
Definitely joining this one!

06-10-2011, 02:16 AM
I'd like to join this one!

06-10-2011, 10:08 AM
wow, I go away for a day and all kinds of people come out to play!

Welcome to Arivanna, starrwoode and Thwarmp!

06-10-2011, 10:14 AM
I have my 4 seasons atcs almost done. who do i send them to? Starrwoode

you did it exactly right, I was just gone yesterday.

you should have my addy in a pm now.

06-12-2011, 05:11 PM
I received 3 more sets of Four Seasons cards in the last couple of days:

They are from:

Cardmom59 , thank you for the extra card!
Raingirl, thank you for the extra card and postage!
Wil Opio Oguta, thank you for the extra card and postage!

06-16-2011, 02:41 PM
Another set of 4 season cards are here!

Maineatc, thank you for the extra postage!

06-19-2011, 01:16 AM
This one is not coming together for me so I am going to withdraw... sorry :(

06-19-2011, 01:28 AM
Sorry to see you go, citykitten.

Maybe next time.

06-19-2011, 05:52 PM
Finally had a chance to do something for this swap - I wanted to do stitched cards, which means it needs to be a weekend, really. I've come to the conclusion that I need more weekends in my life! They are all similar, though I have changed the placement of the seasons for each card...

06-20-2011, 03:19 PM
Welcome Dilys!

06-20-2011, 03:28 PM
starwoode, your cards are here. Thank you for the extra one! And the extra goodies you sent!

06-20-2011, 05:02 PM
What a cool idea . . . stitched cards!

I do a lot of stitched cards, Dilys - when an idea can be translated to stitch, I often go there. And I do a lot of trees, as I really like trees and I can draw them in stitch...

06-20-2011, 06:10 PM
Well, I'm impressed. I can make some costumes, if I don't have to follow a pattern, and sew on buttons, but doing art in stitches . . . well, glad there is someone who can do that so I can look at it <grin>!!

LOL. I feel the same way about drawing, which I am really bad at!

06-25-2011, 04:49 PM
More season cards are here!

katelnorth, thank you for the extra card and postage!
Dilys, thank you for the extra card!

06-26-2011, 09:42 AM
My cards are on their way

06-26-2011, 03:39 PM
I like those Donnacr!

Will let you know when they arrive!

06-29-2011, 09:17 PM
This looks really cool may I join?

06-30-2011, 12:54 AM
You sure may! Welcome thatonegirl!

07-03-2011, 04:42 PM
Donnacr and Thwarmp your cards are here.

No time now will be back later to update list and give iTraders!

07-04-2011, 07:37 PM
My cards have been sent!

07-05-2011, 12:16 AM
Sorry to see you go eviledna.

thatonegirl will let you know when I get your cards.

Donnacr and Thwarmp still have not had a chance to look at your cards. My mom is in the hospital and I have been there alot, in fact am there now.

I can only promise I will try and look at them tomorrow. At least you know they are here.

07-06-2011, 09:58 PM
Sorry about this, but I have been on vacation and didn't get back in time to work on mu cards. Just wanted to give you the heads up of my withdrawal.

Great idea FWI :)

07-07-2011, 08:35 AM
xstitcher - I hope that your Mum is feeling better, look after yourself as well. My best wishes are with you both

07-07-2011, 07:10 PM
Thanks Donnacr. She is home but we still are staying with her round the clock for a few more days.

Arivanna sorry to see you go. Maybe next time.

07-08-2011, 02:58 AM
I realised I hadn't posted a pic of my cards - here is one of them - the others are the same design just variations in colour


07-08-2011, 06:23 PM
oh gosh Maryann hope your mom is doing well ..it's important to take care of yourself as well...will say prayers for your family

07-09-2011, 07:08 PM
How cute jonquil!

Will let you know when they get here.

07-10-2011, 03:45 PM
Cards are here from:

Donnacr, thank you for the extra card and postage!
thatonegirl, thank you for the extra card!
Thwarmp ,thank you for the extra card!

07-15-2011, 10:44 AM
More cards!

jonquil, thank you for the extra card and postage!
melfaye, thank you for the extra card!
momoruth, thank you for the extra card and postage!

07-29-2011, 06:06 PM
Fantastic cards received from jonquil, PAMI, donnacr.

07-29-2011, 06:31 PM
Got my cards today - they are all lovely - what a great swap idea! Thanks to TenderBlessings, Cardmom59 and PAMI for their unique interpretations of the theme. And thanks to Mary Ann for a great idea and excellent hosting.

Wil Opio Oguta
07-30-2011, 06:10 AM
My cards arrived here as well. Thanks to Thatonegirl, Xstitcher and Dilys. Well actually a double thanks for Mary Ann (Xstitcher) as I did not only get a card from her, but she is a great hostess as well. Now off to leave reps and Itrader.

07-30-2011, 10:36 AM
Glad to see the cards are arriving!

I really like this swap. The returns were wonderful. So many different ideas!!

08-02-2011, 07:38 AM
My fabulous cards have arrived. thank you to melfaye, maineatc & PAMI for their awesome cards and to xstitcher for awesome hosting

08-02-2011, 10:24 PM
My wonderful cards arrived today afrom: wil opio oguta, dilys and our wonderful host, xstitcher.
Thanks for a swap that made me think outside my comfort zone, xstitcher

off to leave points for all

I need to spread some rep points around before I can give them to wil and dilys - I'll be back.

08-03-2011, 04:51 PM
I was able to get cards made for this swap, but I forgot to tell who's I received.

Thank you to Maineact, momoruth and starrwoode!

Off to leave reps!

08-05-2011, 03:14 AM
I gave rep points already, but i never publically thanked thatonegirl, MariaJayne, and Jonquil for the beautiful cards that I received from them, and also a big thank you to Xstitcher for being a great host!