View Full Version : Wild Wildflowers swap: due July 18th

05-17-2011, 06:03 PM
Swap Due Date - July 18
Signup/withdraw date - July 18 (Just let me know.)
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - 30

Who says wildflowers are just WEEDS?!
I think many of them are more beautiful than their prissy, hothouse cousins. Celebrate Summer with some wildness!

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

* All mediums and styles are welcome. All I ask is that you send in your best work. Something you would not be disappointed in receiving if it was sent to you.

* If you are inside the U.S., please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope 4 by 9 1/2, or a mailing label with your address and loose stamps in the amount of 44 cents. Please put your Username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, return envelope, and on all cards. And please write clearly on everything!

* International participants, please include a hidden $1 bill. (If you don't have any, don't worry about it. I can cover a few of you and I don't want to discourage anyone from playing.) :) Please include a mailing label with your address. Please put your username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, return envelope, and on all cards and labels. And please write clearly on everything!

* Cards are due to me by July 18, 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. Late cards will be traded with other late cards or returned as it is unfair to those participants who always have their cards in early or on time.

* Remember: We all want to be able to know who to give rep points back to. So, do not forget to put your username, swap name, and title on the back of each card!

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

* Thanks for considering this swap! I’ll PM you with my address when you sign up!

* Above all ~Have fun!!!

* Here is some additional information:



Who wants to play? :D
1. katrinabean86
2. Pennyquilter
3. debs913
4. oddbreed
5. shewolf36
6. Jennie
7. catsie
8. Amie
9. RachelMarie
10.Wil Opio Oguta*
11. Melfaye
12. Beth
13. WildGoose* IceKat
14. Maineatc
15. Scwk0511*
16. Citykitten*
17. Meej
18. sometomato
19. Dilys
20. AmyMax
21. ArtistPoetGirl- withdrew Princess06
22. Dogeyes
23. ceejay
24. rockinrobin
25. Blanche
26. SunTrade
27. serendipityunt
28. MelanieS
30. Vicki Z.

Waiting List
1. Dardarbinx

05-18-2011, 11:37 AM
No one has wanted to join yet?? Well, I get to be first! California poppies are wildflowers and they're beautiful :)

05-18-2011, 11:43 AM
I love wild flowers and can name them faster than domestic flowers. Sign me up please

05-18-2011, 12:49 PM
I'm in. I've got 42 acres of wildflowers to draw ;0


05-18-2011, 12:51 PM
you know i gotta get in on this :) please sign me up

05-18-2011, 01:03 PM
Sign me up Please

05-18-2011, 01:27 PM
I love the Arizona wild flowers. We're way past wildflower season but I still have pics. May I sign up

05-18-2011, 02:02 PM
Please sign me up!

05-18-2011, 02:08 PM
Welcome everyone! What a wonderful surprise to find all your eager, bright and shiny faces waiting for me. I can't wait to see what you create.

05-18-2011, 03:38 PM
Can I sign up please? :)

Wil Opio Oguta
05-18-2011, 04:05 PM
Is photo's are okay, I would like to join.

05-18-2011, 05:16 PM
Welcome RachelMarie and Wil Opio Oguta to the meadow!
I am going to allow photos in this, since it is any medium, any style, but I would like them to be professional grade and something you're proud of.

05-18-2011, 07:43 PM
My favourite flower is a weed! ^^ I'll try to come up with some cards before signing up, hon. <3

05-18-2011, 09:49 PM
Wildflowers are among my favorites. I'd love to join :-)

05-18-2011, 10:27 PM
Wildflowers are wonderful subjects-please sign me up, too, Phrixy!

05-18-2011, 11:03 PM
I love wildflowers. Please sign me up.

05-18-2011, 11:15 PM
Welcome to the meadow! Make yourselves at home. :)

05-19-2011, 02:09 AM
please sign me up, too!

05-19-2011, 04:53 AM
I would like to join too please

05-19-2011, 07:53 AM
lurking, I love wildflowers but am also pursuing a new job at the moment. If I get some cards done in time I'll let ya know :)

05-19-2011, 02:17 PM
My favorite subject! I'd like to join please.

05-19-2011, 05:24 PM
Welcome swk, citykitten and meej!
I hope you come back to play before all the spots are filled up, Penlowe. <.< >.>

05-19-2011, 10:16 PM
Phrixy, may I please join this swap?

05-19-2011, 10:17 PM
P.S. Phrixy - I thought you were in Toronto with IceKat!

05-19-2011, 10:26 PM
I was! I'm just here in the States right now to earn some cash so I can be halfCanadian.

05-20-2011, 10:06 AM
I love wildflowers... I'd love to join if there's still room!

05-20-2011, 06:44 PM
please sign me up, too!

05-20-2011, 08:29 PM
lurking for now. . .

05-20-2011, 08:37 PM
may i join?

05-20-2011, 08:40 PM
I would like to join if I may. Thank you!

05-20-2011, 11:37 PM
please sign me up, too!

05-20-2011, 11:48 PM
Wow...you guys are shooting up like wildflowers lol
Welcome to the swap!

05-21-2011, 01:15 AM
I am in too!

05-21-2011, 01:19 AM
Welcome Suntrade!

05-22-2011, 01:28 AM
If there's still room, I'd love to join! Please, of course :)

05-22-2011, 02:30 AM
Is there still room for me?
I would love to join!

05-22-2011, 06:07 PM
I'd love to have you, Serendipityunt and MelanieS! Are you still lurking goatgirl?

05-24-2011, 07:59 AM
me to please! so excited!

Vicki Z
05-24-2011, 09:57 AM
Please sign me up.

05-24-2011, 11:47 AM
Have you room for one more? If so, sign me up for this one.

05-24-2011, 01:26 PM
Welcome Vancrabigail and Vicki Z. ! They actually filled up the swap, so I put you on the waiting list, ceejay. I'll make sure to PM you if a spot opens up! :)

05-24-2011, 03:55 PM
ok thanks:)

05-24-2011, 04:12 PM
Thanks, Phrixy, I love a hostess who communicates.:cool:

05-26-2011, 08:42 AM
Here area few wildflowers I found in my garden yesterday. The foxgloves have taken over this year!



05-26-2011, 09:32 AM
Love them! So the foxgloves grow wild? I never can keep mine living from year to year. Wish we were closer, I'd come get some of your extras.

05-26-2011, 09:42 AM
they do grow wild here. Not sure why. Must be the sea air...lol.

05-26-2011, 10:38 AM
I tried loading my wildflowers to my file and received a message the file was too large. I scanned all four cards at once.
Let me try it here......

05-26-2011, 10:39 AM
OH! Yes they did come out big! Maybe I should use my camera, take a picture of the cards, then put them in my computer that way. This new computer and printer/scanner still is hard to get used to.

05-26-2011, 02:11 PM
What pretty flowers, penny! If you use a program like gimp or photoshop, it's easy to scale the picture down.

Those foxgloves are beautiful as well! I don't think they grow wild here, but that's the fun thing about variety.

05-26-2011, 03:07 PM
I'd love to have you, Serendipityunt and MelanieS! Are you still lurking goatgirl?

Yes, still lurking. I see you have a waiting list, so go ahead and give my spot to someone else please. :)

05-26-2011, 04:01 PM
Alrighty, I'll just swap you with ceejay. If a spot opens up I'll PM you to let you know. :)

05-27-2011, 01:56 PM
I put a few cards up in the gallery: a wild columbine I saw out on my walk, a evening primrose that blooms later in the year in my Mom's yard and a pretty violet I see everywhere around here. There are so many that could be done!

05-29-2011, 01:47 PM
Painting again today, because it's so dreary outside. I have to liven the house up somehow lol

05-31-2011, 01:17 AM
My cards are ready. Hope you all like them.


05-31-2011, 02:12 AM
Those are pretty! What kind of flowers are they?

05-31-2011, 11:08 PM
Flowers are already in from SheWolf36 and PennyQuilter! :D

06-01-2011, 12:08 AM
Those are pretty! What kind of flowers are they?

Thank you!

I did write the names in the back of the cards. They are:
Bee balm
Blue pholx
Pasque flower, and
Wild Geranium.

06-03-2011, 05:19 PM
Suntrade and Oddbreed's beauteous cards arrived in the mail today! Thank you for the extras! <3

06-04-2011, 07:34 AM
my flowers

06-04-2011, 01:01 PM
those cactus flowers look like daisies. :) Lovely cards, Jennie!

06-04-2011, 03:53 PM
Sorry to see you go, APG!

Those are neat, Jennie. Were those outside your house? :)

06-04-2011, 06:50 PM
No just from places that my husband and I used to hike a long time ago. They are all Arizona wildflower though. If you step out of my house you see 300 houses that look just like mine. When you're trying to give someone directions and you say it's the beige house with the blue trim and red clay roof. Then you can make it a smaller group of houses by saying it's a one story. But I'm really better off saying drive down the street until you have to turn or you'll drive in someones bedroom, then we are the 7th house down

06-05-2011, 01:54 AM
lol I'll keep that in mind if I ever head down that way.

Wil Opio Oguta
06-05-2011, 04:14 PM
My cards are ready to go into the mail. Here are pictures of them:

06-05-2011, 04:51 PM
Those are neat, Wil! :D

06-06-2011, 03:42 AM
Oh Wil! Those white daisies have captured my heart! They're beautiful :)

06-06-2011, 12:35 PM
Here are my cards:

Crown Vetch (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=232536)

Red Clover (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=230830)

Tall Buttercup and Flowering Orchard Grass (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=230828) (done in botanical illustration style...like an old book page ;)

Ox-eye Daisies (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=230066)

06-06-2011, 06:08 PM
Please sign me up on the waiting list...., this swap sounds FUN:)

06-06-2011, 07:07 PM
Today my mailbox was blooming all over the place with Vicki Z and Scwk0511's beautiful cards! Thanks for playing!

I haven't heard from goatgirl, so I can put you on the list, princess06. (Ice is just benchwarming lol)

06-06-2011, 08:36 PM
Mmmm... toasty bench! I'll just send cards if anyone's out at the last minute. ;)

06-06-2011, 08:42 PM
Yay!! :D Thank you soooo much for adding me to the list, Phrixy! can't wait to get started on my wild flowers!!

06-08-2011, 06:59 PM
Princess06- We can't wait to see what you come up with!

More flowers in the mailbox today! Thank you Dogeyes and Wil Opio Oguka!

06-09-2011, 11:36 PM
Jennie, your pretty cards came in the mail today!

Vicki Z
06-10-2011, 07:20 AM
Today my mailbox was blooming all over the place with Vicki Z and Scwk0511's beautiful cards! Thanks for playing!

I haven't heard from goatgirl, so I can put you on the list, princess06. (Ice is just benchwarming lol)

I am so glad they arrived safely.
Thanks for letting me know.

06-11-2011, 01:24 PM
Here are my Wildflowers..., 3 for swap and one for our lovely hostess, Phrixy.
They will go in the mail on Monday;)

06-11-2011, 01:38 PM
Oh wow, thank you! They look like they were pulled out of a flower journal.

06-11-2011, 04:04 PM
Gorgeous, princess! I'm eyeing your cards with envy lol :)

06-11-2011, 04:34 PM
Oh wow, thank you! They look like they were pulled out of a flower journal.

You're very welcome:) I was creating them last night, while eating licorice and drinking earl grey tea.

06-11-2011, 04:41 PM
Gorgeous, princess! I'm eyeing your cards with envy lol :)

Why...thank you katrina! i was in the "zone", wanted to create more but it was getting late last night and I was sleepy...zzz
I should've had coffee 'n baileys, mmmm lol

06-11-2011, 09:27 PM
Maineatc's beautiful cards came in the mail today! Thanks for the asian things to put in my book!!

06-12-2011, 05:10 PM
Too much life-stuff getting in the way, I need to withdraw....

06-12-2011, 11:08 PM
That's alright, Beth. Thanks for telling me.

06-13-2011, 05:09 PM
Debs913, your flowerific cards came today!

06-13-2011, 09:24 PM
I'm so happy they got there! Thanks for letting me know ;)

06-13-2011, 10:38 PM
Sorry, Phrixy , but I have to bow out from the swap.....surprise family happenings -not bad, just unexpected and for over the next while - will be looking in to see other's creations though!
Thanks for having me

06-13-2011, 10:55 PM
That's alright, WildGoose. Thanks for letting me know. Good luck with your surprises.

06-14-2011, 05:53 PM
Hi Phrixy:)
My Wildflowers are in the mail...hope they have a safe arrival to your home:jiggy:

06-14-2011, 09:43 PM
My cards are finished and hopefully I will post them tomorrow and mail them out :)

06-14-2011, 11:49 PM
That's very eventual, Princess and Rachel. I'll be watching for them.

06-15-2011, 08:01 PM
Lovin all the wildflowers!
Trying to get mine finished up and ready to mail. Can I get an address?

06-16-2011, 12:07 AM
Sending it your way, Blanche :)

06-16-2011, 08:12 PM
Here my first two cards...

Vetch is an altered photo, and Trillium is mixed media collage. Hope you like!

06-18-2011, 12:36 PM
Those are neat, Amy Max. It's cool how the first one looks like you're peeking out from behind flowering vines.
How is everyone else doing? I just went outside and our lettuce is sprouting and the wisteria we just planted has new leaves :D

06-18-2011, 02:38 PM
AmyMax--I really like both of them. Great colors.

06-19-2011, 09:12 AM
Thanks debs and phrix! Summer has bloomed,yeah!

06-21-2011, 02:35 PM
No problem, Dardarbinx. Ice thinks the strike should be over soon.

06-24-2011, 09:01 AM
This was lots of fun - I'm lovin all the great art work!

I photo maniupulated some photos of wild flowers I took in the North Carolina mountains-

Yellow Violet
Wild Roses
Queen Anne's Lace

06-24-2011, 02:43 PM
Dilys very nice work, I wish I could draw! Blanche very cool manipulations, I love thistle and violet the best!

06-24-2011, 11:56 PM
If anyone else still needs my address, please PM me.

06-25-2011, 10:30 PM
RachelMarie's wonderful cards came today! Yay for flowers! Thanks for the extra. :D

06-27-2011, 11:48 PM
I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to withdraw from this swap. I don't feel inspired lately and I don't think I'll be able to finish this in time.

06-28-2011, 03:01 PM
No problem, Serendipityunt. Thanks for letting me know. :)

Also, Dilys' beautiful cards came in the mail yesterday! Woohoo!

06-28-2011, 04:22 PM
Blanche, your flowertastic cards came in today! Thanks for the extras!

06-28-2011, 09:04 PM
Here are my cards

06-28-2011, 09:10 PM
Beautiful, Aime!

06-29-2011, 09:35 AM
Those are gorgeous Aime! :) Really beautiful.

06-30-2011, 12:45 AM
working on my cards today and tomorrow :)

07-01-2011, 05:40 PM
Here are my cards :) Thanks for hosting. They'll be out in the mail tomorrow.




07-01-2011, 05:49 PM
lovely cards, katrinabean86!

07-01-2011, 11:34 PM
Princess06, your beautiful cards arrived today! Yay for the Canada Post being back in business!

Lovely cards, Katrina!

07-02-2011, 10:35 PM
KatrinaBean your cards are beautiful!

07-02-2011, 11:29 PM
Working on my cards today. I should have something to show by Sunday.

07-03-2011, 04:07 PM
Princess06, your beautiful cards arrived today! Yay for the Canada Post being back in business!

Lovely cards, Katrina!

Yay!! I'm happy my cards had a safe arrival to your home:)

07-07-2011, 09:33 PM
My cards are in the mail. You can see them in my gallery. I did larkspur, chicory and wild rose.

07-07-2011, 11:19 PM
Please post your cards for everyone to see. :D

I received Amie and Katrinabean's cards today! Thanks for the extras!

07-08-2011, 05:47 PM
That's quite alright, Melfaye. Thanks for letting me know.

07-11-2011, 03:38 PM
So sorry, but I am going to have to drop out.

07-11-2011, 04:03 PM
Phrixy, I am almost finished and ready to post my cards. One more day and I shouild be able to upload them for view... So far: Trillium, Pink Ladyslippers, Canada Lily, and Bunchberries. We are loaded with inspiration here in Vermont now.

07-11-2011, 04:08 PM
Okay, last two cards... They all will be going out tomorrow!:jiggy:

07-11-2011, 11:19 PM
MelanieS, thanks for letting me know. I hope you can join in later. :)

Sometomato, I can't wait to see them!
AmyMax, those are awesome! Send them here lol

07-12-2011, 11:46 AM
Okay ... mine are ready ... will post first thing tomorrow morning.:jiggy:

07-12-2011, 01:39 PM
Oh, so pretty ceejay!

07-12-2011, 02:27 PM
Thanks, AmyMax

07-12-2011, 06:21 PM
Amy Max - great cards!

07-12-2011, 11:10 PM
That's alright, catsie. Thanks for letting us know.

Ceejay- Great cards!

07-14-2011, 02:04 PM
Here are my cards and they are going in the mail in one hour!
Pink Trillium, Pink Ladyslipper, Canada Lily, and Bunchberry...

07-14-2011, 05:58 PM
OOH ... nice eye candy, sometomato.

07-14-2011, 06:27 PM
Very nice, Sometomato!

Only a few more days left until the deadline. *makes scary fingers*

07-14-2011, 09:19 PM
Sometomato, those are beautiful!

07-15-2011, 12:49 AM
Thanks, IceKat! From you that means a lot!

07-15-2011, 03:51 PM
AmyMax, your awesome cards came today :D

07-15-2011, 05:28 PM
Yeah! Glad they made it on time! Can't wait for my returns...:twitcy:

07-18-2011, 08:45 PM
Meej and CeeJay's cards are here! Only a couple more and I can swap out! <3

07-19-2011, 12:45 AM
Hope mine get there soon!

07-19-2011, 11:49 PM
Me too! Nothing came today, so I'm crossing my fingers for tomorrow.

07-20-2011, 06:07 PM
Sometomato's beautiful cards came today. I'll pm CityKitten to see about her cards, otherwise we're all in. :D

07-21-2011, 03:52 AM
Okay! Everyone's in! I'll be sorting tomorrow and sending them off on Friday!

Vicki Z
07-22-2011, 08:18 AM
New cards to look forward to receiving.
Can't wait!
All the cards have been so beautiful.

07-25-2011, 12:07 PM
My wildflowers came today. They are from CeeJay, SunTrade and Debs913. Thanks for a fun swap!

07-25-2011, 08:09 PM
Got my lovely flowers :) Thank you Dilys, CeeJay, and Debs913 (I love your stamp!). And thank you so much Phrinxy!

07-25-2011, 11:23 PM
I'm glad to see they're getting to their homes! Yay!

Vicki Z
07-26-2011, 01:32 AM
FAB flowers received from Dilys, scwk0511 and princess06.
Thanks for some wild wildflowers, and thank you Phrixy for a wonderful swap.

07-26-2011, 09:30 AM
I want some posies...sniff! As usual, my local pony express is running slow:(

07-26-2011, 04:47 PM
Hurrah! My cards came today! Thanks to Phrixy for hosting - and: to maineatc for Queen Anne's Lace, to rachelmarie for Gloriosa Daisy, and to shewolf36 for a wonderful field of wildflowers (#3). Fabulous work, everyone!

07-26-2011, 07:51 PM
My cards are here too! Thanks to Pennyquilter, Aime, ana Maineatc. And thanks Phrixy for hosting! Running to leave trader and you rock points!

07-28-2011, 01:47 PM
I got my cards!! I love them! thanks for hosting this swap!
I got lovely cards from AmyMax, Vicki Z, and Sometomato!!

07-29-2011, 01:05 PM
My cards arrived! Many thanks to RachelMarie, Oddbreed and Blanche!! Thanks to Phrixy for hosting this swap, what a great theme! Off to leave iTrader and Reps....:rolleyes:

07-30-2011, 01:54 PM
Phrixy, Awesome swap - thanks so much!

Received wonderful, wild, wildflowers from AmyMax, Wil Opio Oguta, and Princess06!

08-02-2011, 12:01 AM
got my returns, thanks Phrixy, great swap!

08-02-2011, 10:15 PM
Glad to hear they're getting to their homes. <3

08-09-2011, 07:06 PM
I can't wait to see my returns:)

Wil Opio Oguta
08-12-2011, 10:49 AM
My cards arrived today. Thanks to Maineatc (daylily), Aime and Blanche. And of course a big thank you for our hostess Phrixy. Now off to leave reps and Itrader

08-12-2011, 06:30 PM
Yay! My internationals are getting there! :D

08-15-2011, 04:56 PM
I received three beautiful atc's in the mail today from Blanche - Common Thistle), Vicki Z- California Poppies), Meej - Queen Anne's Lace), great job! and a huge thank you to our lovely hostess, Phrixy! These atc's brightened my day, it's kind of rainy and cold here in Calgary...in August.., hopefully the sun will shine soon:)