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Donnacr
06-18-2011, 06:41 AM
Due Date: August 29th
last postage date for non-Australians: August 15th
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.
cards: 3 for 3
participants: 50


ALL CARDS MAILED ON SEPTEMBER 8TH

if you feel that you may need to withdraw please tell me before August 1st so that it gives a person on the waiting list a chance to participate.


I am not a person who can draw or paint and have people recognise what I have tried to show. This is the swap for anyone who feels similarly challenged.
Cats can be realistic or stylised, they can be: collaged, cross-stitched, origami, quilted, made from buttons, punched, stamped, made from napkins and beeswax, embossed or any other style or technique that you can think of but they can NOT be simply drawn or painted.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/9_scan0024.jpgstampshttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/8_scan0020.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0074.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0070.jpgnapkin & beeswax http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0042.jpg diecut shape

My plan is NOT to give you back a technique that you have used (hopefully there will be a large enough variety to allow for this) - if you REALLY only want to receive the techniques that you have used please tell me and I will try to accomodate you.

Due date:
Cards are to be in my hands by August 29th. 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.

Postage:
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. (I use these for swaps that I am in with a Host in your country)
ALL players please include a LARGE address label, I will provide envelopes and Australian postage



1. Do your best work - I plan to swap like-for-like, as much as I can. You will probably not receive cards using the same technique as those that you submitted as I intend to mix the returns.

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 to 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)

PLAYERS
0. donnacr
1. CynthiaSillitoe - returned
2. WildGoose - returned
3. catscradle - withdrew
4. Evalila - withdrew
5. rogalaca - returned
6. a123andpoof - returned
7. jensaz - returned
8. larkawolf2009 - returned
9. miloccpep - returned
10. louisezee - returned
11. Cathy1 - returned
12. MelanieS - returned
13. citykitten - withdrew
14. Ronya - returned
15. ruthyliz - returned
16. Jennie - returned
17. Wil Opio Oguta - returned
18. lodiprincess - received - lost in the mail? :cry:
19. owl-lady - returned
20. jonquil - withdrew
21. loubie - returned
22. creativemeemee - returned
23. catladybj - received
24. SMikell - returned
25. Gigglefairy - received
26. TIFFANY186 - received
27. margoartist - returned
28. hazyoatie - returned
29. alisl - returned
30. ScrapPea - returned
31. thecharmedlife - returned
32. scwk0511 - returned
33. essy - returned
34. jewels - returned
35. Just Ducky - returned
36. Blanche - returned
37. katrinabean86 - returned
38. Cee-Emm - returned
39. svetamk - received
40. sophierock - returned
41. lafaver55 - received
42. studio39designs - returned
43. shellyrosebud - returned
44. scrapgeek14 - withdrew
45. noisybrain - returned
46. elena - returned
47. AnnaAardvark - returned
48. mouseit - returned
49. mouse that roars - returned
50. strawberrychic - returned
51. maineatc - returned
52. madamerouleau - returned
53. JadziaD - returned

Donnacr
06-18-2011, 11:56 AM
What!!! No sign-ups? This swap has been open at least 1/2 an hour :D:rolleyes:;)

CynthiaSillitoe
06-18-2011, 12:31 PM
Donna, I'm in!

WildGoose
06-18-2011, 01:23 PM
We live with a terrific and terrible 3-some, and are friendly with a few others ( when they let us );)...this is one swap I have tons of pictures to collage with...add me, too!

Cat's Cradle
06-18-2011, 01:49 PM
Me! Me! I have lots of kitties to make cards with!!

Evalila
06-18-2011, 02:04 PM
Id like to play, too :)

rogalaca
06-18-2011, 02:21 PM
Ok this will be a challenge for me of NOT drawing. Scary even. Not sure what you will end up with.

a123andpoof
06-18-2011, 02:59 PM
Sounds fun! I haven't done much that isn't hand drawn or painted! I would love to join!

jensaz
06-18-2011, 04:22 PM
Yes please!! I am drawing challenged as well..

larkawolf2009
06-18-2011, 07:01 PM
Yay! I must enter and try my new Origami kitties ^^

miloccpep
06-18-2011, 08:51 PM
Don't forget moi!

Donnacr
06-18-2011, 10:29 PM
Welcome to you all!! It is lovely to see some of the people from my 'Flower' swap returning (I can't be too bad a Host if I get returns victims :D:jiggy::skeptical:) and some new people.
My cat welcomed me home after 10 days away only because my son was out and had not fed her before he left - she was gracious as she demanded that we pandered to her :)
It sounds as though many of you may have had similar experiences with your own cats.

Cathy1
06-18-2011, 10:39 PM
I'm purrng with contentment - not hand drawn or painted, yipee 'cos I'm rubbish at that but I do have lots of images I can use so please add me to your cat family

MelanieS
06-18-2011, 11:25 PM
As the owner of 6 cats, and the "crazy cat lady" amongst my friends, I must join! :)

BTW~ Love this part of your rules:
"My plan is NOT to give you back a technique that you have used (hopefully there will be a large enough variety to allow for this)"
Why is it that most of the swaps here, you get back the same as you make? Just because I didn't make it using a certain technique, doesn't mean I don't want it or can't appreciate it.???:huh:

Donnacr
06-18-2011, 11:47 PM
Welcome to the next 2 'crazy cat people' - who invented this title for cat lovers?

I KNOW - it was dog lovers who must scoff at what they don't understand! I don't feel crazy at all (but I do make sure that the hair on the palms of my hands is combed neatly and the pixies behave themselves when company visits :twitcy::huh:)

citykitten
06-19-2011, 12:05 AM
I almost missed this one! Sign me up please.

Donnacr
06-19-2011, 01:23 AM
I am so glad that you didn't miss it citykitten - come join the rest of us catty people

Donnacr
06-19-2011, 06:40 AM
Of course you are allowed to join ronya - as long as you only whisper that 'dog' word - welcome

rogalaca
06-19-2011, 08:49 AM
I'll try this one

Donnacr
06-19-2011, 10:13 AM
rogalaca - you are already listed as #5 on my list - all you have to do now is make your cards. PM me when you are ready for my address

ruthyliz
06-19-2011, 10:51 AM
sounds like this was made for me. please sighn me up

Jennie
06-19-2011, 01:19 PM
May I play. This sounds fun

Wil Opio Oguta
06-19-2011, 03:52 PM
How can I miss this swap. After all I have 2 cats - or do they own me ????

lodiprincess
06-19-2011, 04:15 PM
My big orange cat, Renfrow is now frolicking and chasing birds and gophers in another beautiful place.....however, I still have love those furry creatures.....I'd like to join your cat swap...sounds like fun!

Cat's Cradle
06-19-2011, 04:20 PM
How can I miss this swap. After all I have 2 cats - or do they own me ????
I believe cats own their people. ;)

larkawolf2009
06-19-2011, 06:49 PM
Yes cats do own their people ^^ I should know after having 5 cats XD But a few I think I might actually own lol

Oh and mine are being sent out tomorrow ^^

Heres my cards. The first two are origami cats and the last 2 are stamped cats ^^
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=235306http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=235307http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=235309http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=235308

Donnacr
06-19-2011, 09:37 PM
welcome to the next 4 cat lovers

I agree, cats definitely own us, and they train us very well too (I can identify the difference between a 'feed me now!' meow and an 'I need to go outside now!' meow)

larkawolf - for some reason I only get blank squares whenever you include your cards in a thread but when I looked at your Gallery - your cards are great!!

larkawolf2009
06-19-2011, 10:54 PM
Thats wierd it does that.... But im glad you like my cards ^^ they are going to be sent with the july holidays swap cards and I have already done my cards for the august holidays swap lol. I wanted to use different techniques, and I actually bought that stamp a week ago so it was purrrrfect ^^

Donnacr
06-19-2011, 11:54 PM
larkawolf - why not include your August cards with all the rest if they are completed? Even though the swap isn't open yet (going to the Mods on Friday) I already have Jennie's cards so I have started a collection. I just can't give you iTrader until I officially open the swap (or I get VERY confused - it doesn't take much ;))

owl-lady
06-20-2011, 04:33 AM
Can I please play to I can not paint or draw eather so this should be lots of fun for me thanks

jonquil
06-20-2011, 05:44 AM
Can I please join in - love my kitties

loubie
06-20-2011, 10:08 AM
yeah - can I join please

catladybj
06-20-2011, 11:28 AM
YES YES YES!!!
I am new here and tho i c an draw some, I am pleased with your guidelines!!
was hoping someone would do cats-I have 9, all indoor.
I have some pix uip on Flickr of a photo tray I did last yr.

do not have any of my ATC's up yet, but getting there.
Oh it told me I must make 15 posts before I can post a url. guelss I will have to post it later.
Off now to do some more posts!!! : )

catladybj
06-20-2011, 12:16 PM
can we do 6 for 6?

HEY!!! I have more than 15 posts now-here is
my Flickr url, if you care to go see my CATTITUDE Photo Tray.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/catladybj/

SMikell
06-20-2011, 05:05 PM
Sign me up! This sounds like a challenge since I mostly draw...now where did I put all those magazines? Hmm....

larkawolf2009
06-20-2011, 07:33 PM
Donna--I think I will go ahead and add my august cards too. Might as well and save some on postage ^^

larkawolf2009
06-20-2011, 07:35 PM
Ronya--thanks for the compliment on my origami cats ^^ Its actually a brown one

Gigglefairy
06-20-2011, 09:30 PM
I'm in!!.....:jiggy:

Donnacr
06-20-2011, 10:45 PM
welcome everyone - WOW!! getting slightly overwhelmed with how quickly this is filling.

take deep breaths. . . where is my paper bag? hyperventilating! ! ! better now, sigh........

Donnacr
06-21-2011, 12:45 AM
welcome tiffany186 - is it still spry or does he/she spend all day curled up in its favourite place asleep?

a123andpoof
06-21-2011, 07:50 AM
My cards went in the mail yesterday!

larkawolf2009
06-21-2011, 07:31 PM
My cards went in the mail today ^^ I included a note saying which swaps I sent too

alisl
06-22-2011, 03:00 AM
Can I play???

miloccpep
06-22-2011, 08:39 AM
My cards are ready to go postal.
Origami Kitten
You and I
Focus
Bonding

alisl
06-22-2011, 08:42 AM
Oo I like the origamikitten!!

ScrapPea
06-22-2011, 09:52 PM
So here I am, finally finished with an article for our state-wide scrapbook magazine (it's on Zentangle!), and I checked to see if I missed the August bizarre holiday swap. "I don't need others," I tell myself, "I have plenty of swaps, all organized and certainly under control." And then I see this. not only do I have great scrapbook paper, but I bought the most amazing cat/quote books at my last library book sale. I've needed an excuse to use them, so if you will have me, I'd love to join in.

However, I am not a cat OR dog person. I am a bird person, having grown up with parakeets my entire childhood (it's all we could have in our apartment). I trust that everyone's cats will be nice to me....

Cat's Cradle
06-23-2011, 07:29 AM
milo, those are so cute!!

alisl
06-23-2011, 10:43 AM
My cards are in the mail today.
And i am not on the playerlist Donnacr???

scwk0511
06-23-2011, 12:04 PM
I have resisted as long as I can...please add me to the swap!

Essy
06-23-2011, 05:02 PM
I love cats! I would love to join! :)

Jewels
06-23-2011, 09:06 PM
I love cats. Count me in.

Just Ducky
06-24-2011, 12:34 AM
kitty swap is UP ???? and cards already being mailed ???? boy, I am way behind...
sign me and Ducky up please, yeller duck loves all kitties...

Donnacr
06-24-2011, 10:42 AM
welcome to all the new comers - apologies for not welcoming you earlier but my computer came home and is being temperamental. I had filled out the message welcoming everyone, pressed 'post quick reply' and my computer decided that it would lose the Internet connection - FOR 24 HOURS :arghh:
1) if anyone thinks that they have signed up but their name is not in the first post please ask again I must have missed your initial request,
2) if anyone has any questions about this swap please feel free to ask
3) if anyone needs my address please either send me a PM or ask in the thread

apologies again for being so slow - I hope I have caught up (and, NO, your kitties are not allowed to eat Ducky, or ScrapPea's parakeets - they are guests, not dinner!:skeptical::policeman::mad:)

thecharmedlife
06-24-2011, 03:55 PM
"One cat just leads to another"-Ernest Hemingway

You can never have enough cats! I would love to join.

Donnacr
06-24-2011, 10:22 PM
welcome thecharmedlife - you are so right but my husband said I can only have one at a time. How many do you have?

ScrapPea
06-24-2011, 10:27 PM
*Thank you* to all the kind cats who will play nicely with this 'keet lover. Today was my library's monthly used book sale - $5/bag as stuffed as it can be. I came back with more cat books, so I am just gonna have to make oodles of cat cards. Not like I'm in enough swaps.... :)

thecharmedlife
06-25-2011, 03:56 PM
I am a cat person who is currently cat-less...unless you count my youngest son, who was born feline. Meowed before he talked and has been obsessed with cats ever since. When he was little, he had an alter ego named 'Naughty Kitty' (he made up the name) who caused most of the trouble in the house. If his nose scrunched up a certain way, we knew Jake was gone and we were now dealing with Naughty Kitty. He has outgrown that now, but meows, purrs and hisses are still a large part of his vocabulary. So to answer your question, technically I don't have a real cat, but I have a very close substitute.

AnnaAardvark
06-25-2011, 09:07 PM
lurking :mask:

Cat's Cradle
06-25-2011, 10:25 PM
"One cat just leads to another"-Ernest Hemingway

You can never have enough cats! I would love to join.
:laugh: So true!! I only have two at the moment....and that's one more than my hubby wants! :twitcy:

Blanche
06-25-2011, 11:09 PM
My tabby, Zuni told me about this- she is mad at me because I haven't signed up yet!
May I please join?
:)

katrinabean86
06-26-2011, 02:58 AM
I'd love to try this one :) I haven't done collage in a while so it'll be nice to get back into it. By the way, if I finish these and the August Holiday ones can I send them in the same envie? Just curious, since the dates are so close to each other.

Cee-Emm
06-26-2011, 04:32 AM
meow! meow! { catspeak for let me in please!}
would love to join.

svetamk
06-26-2011, 04:48 AM
Id like to play, too.
Please!

Donnacr
06-26-2011, 08:00 AM
welcome to all the new people (I have now started to shake at the knees - this is THE biggest swap I have ever hosted and it just keeps growing!:eek::swoon:;))

if you have any questions about this swap (or for the newbies amongst you - the site) feel free to send me a PM

katrinabean86 - of course you can send both together, but please include 2 lots of postage as they will be returned a week apart)

AnnaAardvaark - you WILL be back as you can't resist such a lovely group of people involved in such a wonderful swap

thecharmedlife - your son sounds wonderful! my family now accepts that I purr and talk to my cat (AND she answers)

larkawolf2009
06-26-2011, 11:23 AM
Ahh so many cat lovers in this swap! I cannot wait to see what everyone does, and I know donna will just love having so many kitty cards. I know mine will be sitting with her for about a month or so ^^

katrinabean86
06-26-2011, 11:53 AM
No problem about the postage :) Yay! Thanks. This sounds like fun :)

lafaver55
06-26-2011, 03:47 PM
Please add me to your list. Thanks.

studio39designs
06-26-2011, 08:37 PM
I've got some trips and visitors coming up, but I think I can get this swap done and to you in time - please sign me up!;)

shellyrosebud
06-26-2011, 10:43 PM
Please sign me up for this swap. I love cats and I have 3 furballs myself. I can't wait to make my cards for this swap!

Jewels
06-27-2011, 03:18 PM
Well, I mailed mine out today so they should get there in plenty of time. Can't wait to see the results on this swap.

Noisy Brain
06-27-2011, 09:32 PM
Quick! Please sign me up for this swap before it is full. I usually draw or paint, but I am looking forward to the challenge of doing something different.

Just Ducky
06-27-2011, 10:16 PM
wow... I see that Cats/Kittens/purrfurs already traveling to Australia... how great..
guess I had better stop thinking and start doing...

as to my Cat count.... I am owned by just ONE .. I have owned several kitties through the years but this is the first time that I am not in the drivers seat... KoKo rules and even my Jack Russell dog backs away....and there ain't much a Russell will back away from...

Donnacr
06-28-2011, 09:20 AM
welcome scrapgeek and noisy brain - if you have any questions feel free to PM me, and when you are ready to send your cards just PM for my address.

Jewels - can't wait to see your cards

Ducky - what sort of cat is Koko (other than bossy)? How old was she when she came to your house?

miloccpep
06-29-2011, 10:44 AM
Cards went postal this morning.

Cat's Cradle
06-29-2011, 01:46 PM
welcome scrapgeek and noisy brain - if you have any questions feel free to PM me, and when you are ready to send your cards just PM for my address.

Jewels - can't wait to see your cards

Ducky - what sort of cat is Koko (other than bossy)? How old was she when she came to your house?
I thought all cats fell into the "bossy" category and that nothing else matters? ;)

Elena
06-29-2011, 10:18 PM
I would like to join.

AnnaAardvark
06-30-2011, 02:00 AM
Uh oh, looks like I better hurry and sign up for this one! May I play, please? :)

Mouseit
06-30-2011, 09:50 AM
OOHHH THERE IS STILL SPACE FOR ME..... *COOL* heehee

Donnacr
06-30-2011, 10:44 AM
miloccpep - I'll keep an eye out for them - can't wait!

welcome - elena, AnnaAardvark and mouseit. MOUSEIT?!?!?!I guess if we can convince our cats to play nice with a duck and parakeets it might be safe for a mouse - what do the rest of you think?

Mouse That Roars
06-30-2011, 11:42 AM
Ummm, could a newbie sign up for this? In spite of my user name, I love cats. :D

Essy
06-30-2011, 04:45 PM
Cat cards are on their way to you Donna! :) Posted them this afternoon ;)

Mouseit
06-30-2011, 04:51 PM
Mouse_that_roars...lasre you a mouse collector too? Heehee

And YES Donna, I know the pussies will be well behaved...LOL

Donnacr
06-30-2011, 06:58 PM
mouse that roars - of course you are welcome. only 1 space left and I will NOT be extending this list!

essy - I love your musical cats! I will keep an eye out for them.

Donnacr
07-01-2011, 10:11 AM
alisl and a123andpoof - your gorgeous cards arrived today. thanks for the extras

studio39designs
07-01-2011, 05:22 PM
can we do 6 for 6?

HEY!!! I have more than 15 posts now-here is
my Flickr url, if you care to go see my CATTITUDE Photo Tray.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/catladybj/

Very cool, photo tray, catladybj!:rolleyes:

studio39designs
07-01-2011, 05:25 PM
My cards are ready to go postal.
Origami Kitten
You and I
Focus
Bonding

Great cards, miloccpep! I especially like the origami kitten and the kitty with the fishie (focus?)

Essy
07-01-2011, 05:28 PM
mouse that roars - of course you are welcome. only 1 space left and I will NOT be extending this list!

essy - I love your musical cats! I will keep an eye out for them.

Thank you Donna! :)

Donnacr
07-01-2011, 10:56 PM
welcome strawberrychic - and we are now FULL!!:unsure::twitcy::eek::swoon:

I am moving the 'withdraw date' back another fortnight so that if someone does need to withdraw it gives a person on the waiting list a chance to make cards and send them to me

ruthyliz
07-02-2011, 05:18 PM
hey donnacr, i've uploaded my cat offerings into my gallery. can i have your address before i loose them again, i found myself emptying the bin because i couldn't find them anywhere. thankfully i had put them in a bit too much of a 'safe' place. oh well at least i amused my son and our 2 cats beryl and cynthia

Noisy Brain
07-02-2011, 08:43 PM
Nice cards, ruthyliz. You used a great variety of techniques. I especially like the curled up applique kitty.

Noisy Brain
07-02-2011, 11:30 PM
My cards are ready & I'll mail them early next week. I used torn and cut magazine pictures.

Cathy1
07-03-2011, 12:08 AM
very clever noisy brain

ruthyliz
07-03-2011, 03:00 AM
thanks noisy brain. yours are so clever they all look great.

Cee-Emm
07-03-2011, 05:53 AM
I have just uploaded my Cats cards into the gallery.
Please excuse the bad scanning, uploading and commentating!

DONNA< may I have your mailing details please!

thank you
Cee

Donnacr
07-03-2011, 06:29 AM
ruthyliz and cee-emm - I have sent you my address.

ruthyliz, cee-emm and noisy brain - GREAT cards!! I love the different approaches - thank you for making me a 4th card so that I can keep one of these great cards.

AnnaAardvark
07-03-2011, 07:27 AM
Wow! So many clever cats!! I am going to work on mine today.

studio39designs
07-03-2011, 02:15 PM
Here are my kitty offerings! Best Buddies, Keeping Mom Company (my little kitty, Tatoosh), Spirit Cat (Tatoosh has only so much tolerance for being my model) and Watching. Hope whoever gets them enjoys them!;)

studio39designs
07-03-2011, 02:16 PM
Here are my kitty offerings! Best Buddies, Keeping Mom Company (my little kitty, Tatoosh), Spirit Cat (Tatoosh has only so much tolerance for being my model) and Watching. Hope whoever gets them enjoys them!;)

Whoops! I left off the Watching image - sorry!!:embarrassed:

Donnacr
07-03-2011, 10:03 PM
I love the Watching photo - he/she looks as though it is planning some diabolical trick, or giving you the death stare for not having immediately obeyed one of its latest commands (like feed me, or love me)

Donnacr
07-03-2011, 10:56 PM
hazyoatie - your gorgeous cards arrived today - those cats are so CUTE!! thanks for the extra and the postage

scwk0511
07-04-2011, 07:21 AM
76287

76288



Here are my kitty cards!

svetamk
07-04-2011, 08:44 AM
Today I sent you a card with cats

rogalaca
07-04-2011, 08:47 AM
Ok my cats are done and in my gallery. I have to admit this was a challenge for me since my work is usually HD/HP. so I hope mine meet the criteria of the swap.

They are an iron on embroidery transfer (on bristol) and tissue paper collage with ink. No pencils or pens were used in their creation (Q-tips, fingers and toothpicks were used). although I did use a paint brush for the gloss gel on the tissue paper.

I have a fourth one I can's seem to get uploaded but will keep trying. thanks for the challenge.

rogalaca
07-04-2011, 10:28 AM
76287

76288



Here are my kitty cards!

Nice job!

rogalaca
07-04-2011, 10:29 AM
My cards are ready & I'll mail them early next week. I used torn and cut magazine pictures.

I just love these!

Donnacr
07-05-2011, 08:05 AM
scwk - I love your 'kittehz' - very clever (and cute!)

rogalaca - you rose to the challenge very well - I love your cards!

jewels - your gorgeous cards arrived today. My cat has just been screaming 'Where's my dinner? (even though she has eaten it already), she's now preparing for her 'sneak attack'. thanks for the extra

lafaver55 - your cards are so cute!!oh, they arrived today

Mouse That Roars
07-06-2011, 11:32 AM
I've finished mine & posted them in my Gallery -- hope they measure up!

Jennie
07-06-2011, 01:19 PM
Here are my cats.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8902/small/1_Jens_Pictures_7-05-11_011.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8902/small/1_Jens_Pictures_7-05-11_010.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8902/small/1_Jens_Pictures_7-05-11_009.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8902/small/1_Jens_Pictures_7-05-11_008.jpg

Cee-Emm
07-07-2011, 03:58 AM
oh wow!
am loving seeing all the cats cards, I will feel honoured to receive any of them!
We collectively rock!!:yes:

Donnacr
07-07-2011, 05:07 AM
mouse that roars and jennie - your cards are great! I look forward to seeing them IRL

shellyrosebud and miloccpep - your fantastic cards have arrived.

this swap is famous - we are one of the three swaps mentioned on the Home page - and one of miloccpep's fabulous cards is used as the sample. Have a look!

miloccpep
07-07-2011, 06:28 AM
Wow! Thanks for the heads up! I would have missed that!

Glad my cards arrived too!

Maineatc
07-07-2011, 07:09 AM
My I join the waiting list? Thanks

Norabear
07-07-2011, 07:13 AM
Can you put me on the waiting list, please?

Donnacr
07-07-2011, 08:17 AM
maineatc and norabear- welcome to our waiting list

Donnacr
07-08-2011, 05:45 AM
creativemeemee - you are also welcome to the waiting list

Donnacr
07-08-2011, 06:20 AM
creativemeemee - I have just been going through the people signed up for this swap and you are number 22 on this list = you are already playing!

Donnacr
07-08-2011, 06:31 AM
creativemeemee - I have just been going through the people signed up for this swap and you are number 22 on this list = you are already playing!

Donnacr
07-08-2011, 09:45 PM
essy and elena - your purrfect cats have arrived - thanks for the extras

Just Ducky
07-08-2011, 11:52 PM
boy Donna you sure got some great kitties showing up down under... guessing I better get my litter of cats together and get busy... so hang on, the duck is working on them...

Just Ducky
07-09-2011, 11:12 PM
busy busy.. glue sticks and sissors... but I got my four non-drawn kitties ready for show and tell...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_swap_cat_1_and_2.jpg..... # 1 and 2

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_cat_swap_3_and_4.jpg..... # 3 and 4

will wrap then gently in soft blankets and send them on down to ya Donna....

Donnacr
07-10-2011, 07:29 AM
Ducky - that was mean!! How am I supposed to give ANY of them away?!? they are so cute

people have been using the cutest cat pictures in their cards - why can't I find them?:(

JenCreates
07-10-2011, 11:51 AM
As always, I'm late. We're adopting a kitten this week. Please put me on the waiting list :)

Mouse That Roars
07-10-2011, 07:43 PM
Ducky, your cards are so cute!
My cards are on their way to Donna now -- hope they arrive safely.

madamerouleau
07-10-2011, 08:25 PM
What a fun swap! Can you waitlist me, too?

Thanks!

Kim

Just Ducky
07-10-2011, 10:47 PM
Donna, I think I am seeing a new-CAT swap in your NEAR future.... everyone loves their kitties...

kitties are all bundled up and ready to fly in the morning... (7-11-11) sending along a big/large can of open Tuna so you may need to air out the envelope when it arrives....

Cathy1
07-11-2011, 03:13 AM
Here ae my puddee cats. I;ll get them in the mail tomorrow. Hope they arrive safe and sound. Maybe I should put in a kitty litter tray as it's a long way from my house to yours.

Donnacr
07-11-2011, 03:30 AM
What about a 'Cats and their toys' swap - open media?

I am sending the next 'NOT HD/HP' swap to the Mods today - butterflies, it will be due Sept 29

jennie - your very full envelope arrived today, including your Cat cards - thanks for all the extras :)
ducky and Cathy1 - I'll keep an eye out for your cards

Just Ducky
07-11-2011, 11:55 PM
did I read BUTTERFLIES ???? oh yea, love them flying flowers... sign me up... # 1

lodiprincess
07-12-2011, 01:16 AM
These are so cute...they would make an adorable kitty quilt.....I love cats; especially big, fluffy orange ones, but I seem to always make black cats...??

Donnacr
07-12-2011, 04:27 AM
jadziaD - you are on the waiting list

justducky - sorry but JenCreates beat you to it, you will have to settle for #2 spot :sad:

lodiprincess - I think that black cats (which tend to be sleek, I don't know why:unsure:) are easier to draw than fluffy cats (of any colour), at least they are for me:D

received gorgeous Cat cards from: svetamk, rogalaca and studio39designs

CynthiaSillitoe
07-12-2011, 02:47 PM
Ok, mine will be in Wednesday's mail. :)

Donnacr
07-13-2011, 07:19 AM
CynthiaSillitoe - what a great collection of stamps (doesn't Mongolia have some wonderful collections?). LOVE the backgrounds - will keep my eyes out for them in the mail

AnnaAardvark
07-13-2011, 06:03 PM
Oooooooooooh, I LOVE your cards, CynthiaSillitoe!! :yes:

Finished mine up today. I primarily used image transfer with packing tape. If I get them scanned in, I will post them to the thread later. PMing you now, Donna for your address. :D

AnnaAardvark
07-13-2011, 07:13 PM
OK, got them scanned in and here is a sampling...:rolleyes:

Mouse That Roars
07-13-2011, 10:22 PM
Anna those cards are just adorable. And such typical catitudes!

Donnacr
07-14-2011, 08:45 PM
Anna - those cards are fantastic - LOVE the attitudes! I can't wait to see them in real life

Blanche
07-17-2011, 05:20 PM
Meow, meow, meow!
Lovin all the kitty-cats in here!

Over the weekend, hubby and I went away for the last of the summer get-aways. There is a darling Stamp shop where we went and I broke down and bought the I Kiss My Cat on The Lips stamp- been eyeing for a a couple of years now!
Here's the only kitty I kiss on the lips, my Most Preciousness, Zuni:

WildGoose
07-19-2011, 01:58 PM
Lady Luna and Sir Finnegan / aka Luna and Finn
and
Signora Kalista and Signori Ringolini / aka Kali and Ringo!

.......cats we know and love!

Method:
Head and paw shots merged digitally into old Renaissance -era paintings, all backed by layered-napkin paper I made; similiar to the grey-blue shown in the Group shot that can be seen in my Gallery. Gold &/or silver metallic pen-work added to each; but hard to see in the scans.

ruthyliz
07-19-2011, 02:40 PM
wildgoose they are brilliant

Just Ducky
07-21-2011, 12:44 AM
wonderous method you used WildGoose .... love each one...

and my collage friend, Anna... now you even doing tape transfers... dang good gal...
Cynitha... super postage kitty stamps... how in the world you get them stamps...
and Blanche, your Kitty Zuni sure is a precious.. and great stamp... but my kitty would never let me kiss him... I have tried several times... nope, won't work...

Donnacr
07-21-2011, 12:57 AM
Beautiful cards being shown here.

MAIL CALL!! My house is awash with purring kitties from: Cathy1, lodiprincess, tiffany186, scwk0511, justducky (they were very hungry on their long trip and there was NO tuna left by the time they arrived), cee-emm, noisybrain and mouse that roars.:jiggy::jiggy:
It will take me a while to give you all iTraders but they are coming. Cee-emm - I have to wait 2 hours before I can give you your Biz Hols iTrader but I won't forget.

Cat's Cradle
07-21-2011, 10:54 AM
Meow, meow, meow!
Lovin all the kitty-cats in here!

Over the weekend, hubby and I went away for the last of the summer get-aways. There is a darling Stamp shop where we went and I broke down and bought the I Kiss My Cat on The Lips stamp- been eyeing for a a couple of years now!
Here's the only kitty I kiss on the lips, my Most Preciousness, Zuni:
Pretty tabby! I kiss my Peaches on the nose. She drools too much for mowf kisses. :twitcy:

studio39designs
07-21-2011, 11:47 AM
Here ae my puddee cats. I;ll get them in the mail tomorrow. Hope they arrive safe and sound. Maybe I should put in a kitty litter tray as it's a long way from my house to yours.

Love the 4th card, Cathy1 ! Reminds me of the 2 little black kitties I have now, and my other 2 orange tabbys waiting for me in kitty heaven!;)

studio39designs
07-21-2011, 11:52 AM
Lady Luna and Sir Finnegan / aka Luna and Finn
and
Signora Kalista and Signori Ringolini / aka Kali and Ringo!

.......cats we know and love!

Method:
Head and paw shots merged digitally into old Renaissance -era paintings, all backed by layered-napkin paper I made; similiar to the grey-blue shown in the Group shot that can be seen in my Gallery. Gold &/or silver metallic pen-work added to each; but hard to see in the scans.

These are fabulous, WildGoose! I am not nearly that good with PhotoShop or any Photo software - wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!:jiggy:

Donnacr
07-25-2011, 05:05 AM
For any non-Australians who are still thinking about their cards - if you think that you won't be able to get them mailed in time (there is only 2 1/2 weeks till they MUST be in the mail) feel free to withdraw and that will give some of the people on the waiting list a chance to participate.

katrinabean86
07-25-2011, 12:10 PM
I haven't made cards yet but I'm going to try to make some Wednesday and send them Thursday. Will that be soon enough?

SMikell
07-25-2011, 03:15 PM
My kitties are going in the mail today. I have posted images in my gallery, hope you like them. I used cut out letters to make the cats. Add eyes and whiskers and you have a cat!

Donnacr
07-26-2011, 07:12 AM
katrinabean86 - that will be fine

smikell - those cats look wonderful, I can't wait to see them in real life.

Evalila
07-26-2011, 09:59 AM
Oh, I really dont want to do this, but I dont think I can make it in time, so Ill have to withdraw. So sorry...:(

owl-lady
07-27-2011, 05:24 AM
Just finished my cards I hope you all like them :)

ScrapPea
07-27-2011, 11:54 PM
Donna - working on my cards, and I plan to mail them with the August Holiday cards. (Maybe Sept, too; who knows?!?)

rogalaca
07-29-2011, 07:39 AM
Cards are in my gallery!

your cards are tooooo cute

katrinabean86
07-29-2011, 03:10 PM
Lol owl :) The cat lady card is so cute. And I love your cute kittens, louisezee :)

Here are my cards. They'll be out today or tomorrow, along with the Aug. Holiday cards.

Mouse That Roars
07-29-2011, 09:44 PM
Ahhh, kawaiii! Cute manga-style cats, katrina!:jiggy:

katrinabean86
07-29-2011, 10:25 PM
Thanks, Mouse :) I can't really take credit for them since they came off of stationary haha :)

Donnacr
07-31-2011, 01:21 AM
evalila and scrapgeek14 - you will both be missed but thank you for telling me in time to give people on the waiting list a chance. I will PM the first 2 on the list and see who wants to join us.
Those are fantastic cards being shown in this thread - I can't wait to have them ALL in my hot little hands - what a purring and ear-scratching there will be then.

Donnacr
07-31-2011, 11:31 PM
welcome maineatc, who takes over the first vacant spot and who is already mailing her cards!

ScrapPea
08-01-2011, 12:37 PM
Donna, I'm hoping to mail Cats with Bizarre August, but since I'm going to PO today, that may not happen. Will be mailed soon, for sure.

Wil Opio Oguta
08-01-2011, 02:39 PM
My kitties have booked a flight for tomorrow. Here are their pictures:

AnnaAardvark
08-02-2011, 08:10 PM
Mine went in the mail today, Donna. :)

madamerouleau
08-02-2011, 09:15 PM
Thanks for letting me fill in a vacant spot in this swap!

My cards are in my gallery and will be posted out tomorrow.

Donnacr
08-04-2011, 04:10 AM
welcome madamerouleau and I can't wait for your cards.

I have received wonderful cards from: Wild Goose, owl-lady, loubie and smikell

Mouseit
08-05-2011, 07:27 AM
Ok Donna I finally got creative and let it all come out....LOL Here is your peek at my kitties....Will have them in the mail on Monday for you!

Mouse That Roars
08-05-2011, 05:42 PM
Awesome kittys, Mouseit!

rogalaca
08-05-2011, 06:26 PM
Mouseit I love the black and white.

Donnacr
08-07-2011, 01:43 AM
When I first looked at your cards mouseit I thought that it was going to be an easy choice - the silhouetted cat against the words. . . but the more I looked the harder the choice. Loved the one with the little mouse included (there had to be at least one card with a mouse on it, didn't there?), the saying for the kitty with the colourful wings is so true and the black and white card is gorgeous. Can't I keep them all? only kidding

Donnacr
08-07-2011, 01:55 AM
Please double check the list in the first thread to make sure that I have you listed as the correct status - it is up-to-date as of Sunday.

jensaz
08-07-2011, 01:04 PM
Mine went postal yesterday

Blanche
08-07-2011, 11:30 PM
Kitty Cats going for a long ride tomorrow!

Cathy1
08-07-2011, 11:57 PM
very nice cards Blanche

Mouseit
08-08-2011, 06:50 AM
Donna I always like to make things difficult for you... LOL They will be in the post tomorrow....I was away for the weekend so had to get it organised tonight....

Donnacr
08-09-2011, 02:22 AM
blanche - great cards! jensaz - I'll keep an eye out for your cards

a load of noisy kitties arrived in today's mail from: louisezee, wil opio oguta, katrinabean86, annaAardvaark and maineatc.

Blanche
08-09-2011, 07:35 PM
Thanks Donna & Cathy!

My lil Zuni had an altercation with something (I think a Blue Jay) yesterday and has a hurt eye. She keeps holding it closed. Fortunately my neighbor is a vet and Zuni is under her care. I think the HARDEST thing in the world to do is put eye drops in a cat's eye! OMG!

Donna, I had full intentions of mailing out yesterday, but they went out today instead. - 20 days, I think they will get there!

Cat's Cradle
08-09-2011, 10:52 PM
Donna, I'm gonna have to let the cats out of the bag and withdraw. After my visit with my parents, I don't have time to get my cards to you. :(

jonquil
08-10-2011, 04:15 AM
mine are coming along nicely - should be finished at the weekend

MelanieS
08-11-2011, 03:30 AM
I'm still here and will be sending cards soon!
You think having 6 CATS following you around all day would give you inspiration! LOL!
Well, just too many ideas floating around my head.
My cats just had a treat of licking my spoon off, after eating B&J Pistacio ice cream, they are so spoiled! :)

Donnacr
08-14-2011, 04:41 AM
blanche - I hope your Zuni is recovering well

catscradle - you will be missed but I hope to see you in future swaps

jonquil, creativemeemee and ronya - I look forward to seeing your cards soon

MelanieS - I hope that your kitties inspire you soon

scrapPea, mouseit,strawberrychic and madamerouleau - your cards have all arrived

Donnacr
08-18-2011, 04:07 AM
margoartist - I will keep an eye out for them

gigglefairy, blanche and jensaz - your gorgeous cards have all arrived

Gigglefairy
08-18-2011, 08:25 AM
Yay!! Glad they arrived safely..:)

Donnacr
08-19-2011, 02:26 AM
melanieS - your cards arrived today

rogalaca
08-19-2011, 10:02 AM
this was the hardest swap so far for me. I usually do the HD/HP swaps. I cannot wait to see what I receive in the mail. I have been looking at the posts and all of the work is awesome.

Donnacr
08-20-2011, 09:26 AM
rogalaca - your tissue paper kitties were fantastic so they fitted right in with everybody else's. I agree with you that all the cards are so different but wonderful - it is going to be very hard to give them all up :sad:(and I am going to need a VERY big table to do the swapping:D)

catladybj
08-20-2011, 10:10 PM
MY CARDS went out a couple days ago, Donna.

Donnacr
08-20-2011, 10:35 PM
thanks for telling me catladybj

Donnacr
08-23-2011, 09:37 AM
magnificent cards received from: sophierock, ronya and margoartist.

not long to go now!! I will be very sad to let all these purring kitties go but I know they are going to good homes

Donnacr
08-25-2011, 08:19 AM
creativemeemee - your amazing cards arrived today

Donnacr
08-30-2011, 05:21 AM
jadziaD and catladybj - your purring kitties arrived today.

I am only waiting for thecharmedlife's cards - I will wait for a couple more days and will swap out by the end of this week.

Donnacr
09-02-2011, 12:41 AM
thecharmedlife - YOUR CARDS ARRIVED!!

I will swap out over the weekend (that means I lose them all :sad:)

Donnacr
09-02-2011, 05:35 AM
Thanks JadziaD - you have a totally different viewpoint once you Host yourself, don't you?

If you want to have a look at some of the Cats that I have been working on for the last few days have a look at my Gallery.

Donnacr
09-09-2011, 09:41 AM
My loungeroom floor was covered in cats of every colour, shape and design 2 days ago - it was an amazing sight!
As a result all cards were sorted and they were in the mail yesterday. I hope you will all be happy with your returns - I love my new collection of kitties.

Thanks to all those who sent a Host card - I showed them off today to my sister and a friend and it took a good 15 mins before they stopped pointing different cards out to me and each other, with lots of 'ooh's and 'ahhh's in between.:jiggy::jiggy:

katrinabean86
09-12-2011, 04:19 PM
Wooh! Donna, your mailman must love me because somehow I'm always one of the first to get returns from you! Thank you to Jennie, LaFaver55, and CatLadybj (and Donna!) for the awesome cards. They're gorgeous. Loved this swap :) See you next time!

Blanche
09-12-2011, 04:47 PM
I received my cards today!!!
Gorgeous cards from lodiprincess,Cee-Emm, Just Ducky.
thanks to our wonderful Hostess for a purrfectly great swap!

Mouse That Roars
09-12-2011, 05:05 PM
Recieved my cards today -- they got here fast! Thanks go to miloccpep, owl-lady & Tiffany 186 for the pretty kitteh cards, and to Donna for the extra card & for hosting such a fun swap! You all rock!:jiggy:

rogalaca
09-12-2011, 09:28 PM
got my cards....thanks to madameronleau, jennie, and just ducky. thanks to donnacr for hosting. Great cards.

Donnacr
09-12-2011, 10:21 PM
I always breathe a HUGE sigh of relief when the cards start finding their new homes - especially as there were so many cards to tread daintily home.

What do people think of a Christmas theme for the next 'NOT HD/HP'swap - it would be due Nov 29th so that the returns should get to you just before Christmas?

Just Ducky
09-13-2011, 12:40 AM
me and Ducky got kitties today... so happy with all my returns... thanks first to Donna for being such a great hostess... and my lovely gift card... beautiful...

from... Blanche... (What's Up ?, super cute )
from... rogalace.....(great card.. tissue kitty.. how neat)..... I got the one card you said you didn't get to upload.
from... Esse.... (Fancy Kitty, and she purrs so pretty)

Cee-Emm
09-13-2011, 01:30 AM
got my kitties today :jiggy: thanks to
A123andpoof for the lovely tabby
Blanche for the sweet I'll watch over you
SMikell for the clever Lettercat #3
and Donna, thank you for the lovely cross-stitch card..do you ever sleep ?? its beautiful.
And a big "You Rock" Donna for being such a lovely host.

Cee-Emm
09-13-2011, 01:36 AM
What do people think of a Christmas theme for the next 'NOT HD/HP'swap - it would be due Nov 29th so that the returns should get to you just before Christmas?

Yes please I have been eyeing off Christmas stuff already, I suspected there may be a swap around with it as a theme!

owl-lady
09-13-2011, 03:33 AM
I got my lovely cat cards today thank you jensaz, Strawberrychic and mouse that roars i love them all and Donna thank you for the extra card you made and hosting a fun and exciting swap :)

Cathy1
09-13-2011, 03:50 AM
I love not HD or HP swaps - means I am able to joiin. Xmas theme sounds fine to me

How come everyone more miles away than me have their puddiecats and I don't???????

Donnacr
09-13-2011, 05:14 AM
The timing of mail just bewilders me - when you have ages for your cards to reach their destination they arrive in a flash, but when you need them there in a hurry they seem to go the scenic route.
Cathy1 - I DIDN'T make your kitties swim for it, I know how much they hate having to clean all that salt water out of their fur :twitcy: They will arrive soon. . .?

rogalaca
09-13-2011, 08:09 AM
this was quite the international swap...and it was fun. I will do another NOT HD/HP.

miloccpep
09-13-2011, 08:13 AM
Sneak Attack from Jewels, The Cat's Meow from Mouse that Roars, and Cats from Alisl. Our wonder hostess - I love my quill cat!

Jewels
09-13-2011, 10:48 AM
I got my wonderful kitties today from Miloccpep, Mouseit and Hazyoatie. Thanks gals. and especially a big thanks to Donnacr for hosting and for the adorable X-stitched kitty extra.

AnnaAardvark
09-13-2011, 02:26 PM
Kitties crept into my mailbox today from jadziaD, Elena, and sophie rock! :jiggy:
A big THANK YOU to our awesome hostess for all the hard work she put in and the extra card too!
Off to leave rep points and iTrader.

alisl
09-13-2011, 02:49 PM
Woq, beautiful cards received.
Great host and so nice that extra thank-you card.
I will give points and ratings:)

I become returns from:
hazyoatie
Millocpep( we have a card from each)
jadziaD
Thanks all!!!!!

Jennie
09-13-2011, 03:30 PM
I got wonderful kitties in my mailbox today. Thank you Donna for hosting as always a really fun swap and for the Purrrrfect card.
Also thank you to artists MelanieS, Tulip cat fairy, Katrina Bean, best friends,and Rogalaca.
They are all great

CynthiaSillitoe
09-13-2011, 06:25 PM
Amazing cards from Donna, thecharmedlife, WildGoose, and NoisyBrain, thanks!

Donnacr
09-14-2011, 09:13 AM
Wow!! So many kitties turning up at their new homes and settling right in - I can hear the purrs all the way to Australia.
So glad you are all liking the cards you are receiving - it is always a worry when you Host. Thanks for the kind words for this poor Host

For those of you who have enjoyed this swap - I have just opened the latest 'NOT HD/HP' swap - CHRISTMAS!!

I'd love to see you there.

ScrapPea
09-14-2011, 12:34 PM
If anyone wants to see my cards after-the-swap, here's the link to my gallery:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=253571

I got some amazing cards!!!
Gigglefairy - b/w cat with purple flower - Adorable!!
RuthClarke - stitched cat collage - Wow!
Wil Opio Oguta - Chat Noir - That's one cool cat!!
And our mostest hostess for her purrrrrfect card! Twilling, right? Whatever the technique, a fantastic card!

My cats have promptly raided the kitchen and are napping in the sun on my LoveSac.

studio39designs
09-14-2011, 06:45 PM
Got my cards, and the kitties are settling in nicely. Thanks to donnacr for a great swap and the very cool "you're purrrrrfect" card!! iTrader left for you. Also, thanks and "you rock" to Hazyoatic (Cat in the Garden) and Cathy1 (Kitty & Butterfly). Would love to leave "you rock" to Jennifer Karulski (for "Neon Kitties), but no user name on back of ATC, so I can't!! If you let me know what it is, I'll leave you a "you rock"!;)

Donnacr
09-15-2011, 02:54 AM
ScrapPea - your card was made with quilling

studio39designs - 'Neon kitties' was made by thecharmedlife

Half the kitties have made their ways home - let's hear from the others (who must be visiting with each other on the way:chatterbox::laugh:)

Mouseit
09-15-2011, 03:04 AM
OOHHHH I got some lovely cards in my mail!!!

I have a regal cat from Wildgoose - Thank you so very much!
A wonderful "cat friends" from JadziaD - Its gorgeous!
And a scary cat from Creativemeemee - LOL Its so cute!

And Thank you so very much to Donnacr for my extra Hostess card and for being a great Hostess!

Cathy1
09-15-2011, 03:28 AM
My puddiecats finally arrived. They only had to come three hours south but they decided to take the long way and I believe they stopped off in Fiji at the resort for some R & R.

Loubie, Charisse and Studio39 designs, thank you for your lovely cards.

And to our hostess, thanks for a fun swap and most importantly thank you for the extra card.

Donnacr
09-15-2011, 04:58 AM
I am so glad that the close kitties finely decided to make their ways home - naughty kitties to go wandering like that!

Wil Opio Oguta
09-15-2011, 12:17 PM
My kitties arrived today. They are still a bit shy, have not yet met my monsters -:). Thanks to Scrappea for the musuc cat, Wildgoose for Sir Finnegan, Margoartist for her curious cat and Donna for the lovely surprise. Thanks for hosting this swap. Now off to leave reps and Itrader

scwk0511
09-15-2011, 04:22 PM
got gorgeous cards today from louisezee, ruthyliz and shellyrose. Many thanks to you gals and to our hostess for the extra lovely thank you card!

studio39designs
09-15-2011, 08:02 PM
ScrapPea - your card was made with quilling

studio39designs - 'Neon kitties' was made by thecharmedlife

Half the kitties have made their ways home - let's hear from the others (who must be visiting with each other on the way:chatterbox::laugh:)

Thanks! "You rock" on the way to her!!

SMikell
09-16-2011, 03:24 PM
RCVD some great cards from Cee-Emm, svetamk and Elena. Fantastic!

ScrapPea
09-16-2011, 08:42 PM
"Quilling" Of course! Duh. But "twilling" sounds close enough, so I don't feel too bad.

Donnacr
09-17-2011, 01:38 AM
I love watching the list in the first post turn red - that means that I know that those people have received their cards (and I don't have to worry about them any more:)).

If you have received your cards but your name is still in green please tell us so that my worry lines can go away:P

Mouseit
09-17-2011, 06:54 PM
Hey Donna I am still green...LOL See Message # 240....heehee

a123andpoof
09-19-2011, 04:04 PM
Thank you to the fab host donnacr! You are an amazing hostess for always sending an extra card! And Thank you for such fab returns!
And thank you Cee-Emm for blue moon, catlady for baby spike, Elena the black cat and donna for the cross stitched cat!

Donnacr
09-19-2011, 11:23 PM
Only 15 sets of kitties still to reach their homes and I can relax. big sigh

When you receive your cards don't forget to: leave a comment in the thread and give rep points (You Rock!) to the people from whom you received cards (and an iTrader to me is a nice thank you;))

larkawolf2009
09-21-2011, 07:39 PM
I received my cards, but one doesnt have a name on the back...is it one of yours donna??

WildGoose
09-22-2011, 07:56 PM
They came this week!
Thank-you's to

Mouseit for her most graceful b/w pair
Wil Opio Oguta for her eagle-eyed Le Chat Noir
Cynthia Sillitoe for her elegant Elsie
....and a most unepected hostess gift ( you're Purrrfect )- thank-you, Donnacr...that my 3 own furry ones are , naturally vying for!

( ....but have I got news for THEM- I'm keepin it )!;);)

MelanieS
09-22-2011, 10:05 PM
Got mine too! Sorry for the posting late.
Thanks to Donna for hosting!
And thanks to tiffany186, jennie, and essy for awesome purr-ty cats!

Donnacr
09-23-2011, 02:08 AM
larkawolf - you received cards from: sophierock, ronya and svetamk

louisezee - your unidentified card is from maineatc, oops - I read futher and you found out who it was from.

I am afraid that I had to double up sleeves for my Hostess gift as I didn't have enough sleeves to send each card in a fresh one of its own. Everyone received a card from me so, if you can't find the name on your 3rd card it is probably because you are looking at MY card to you instead.:yes::skeptical:

Donnacr
09-23-2011, 09:05 PM
so exciting!!! only 9 sets of cards still to reach home - come on kitties, stop sitting in the lovely warm sun and go home!

thecharmedlife
09-23-2011, 10:52 PM
Thanks Donna for hosting this great swap and thanks Noisy Brain, Studio 39 Designs, and Cynthia Sillitoe for the wonderful cards! This was my first swap, and I see that my biggest mistake was not following the thread after signing up. I missed half the fun! Now that I have gone back and read every page, I see that I was the LAST one to send in cards, and that I forgot to put my user name one one. Oops.

Lesson learned and I will now go pop in on threads from other swaps I have joined and then ignored. Better late than never!

Donnacr
09-24-2011, 09:46 AM
Quite a few threads become very chatty (and someitmes COMPLETELY off topic:goofy:)and you get to see different people's characters emerging. Some just don't seem to have the same effect - I can never tell why.

I try to look in on most of the swaps that I belong to every couple of days so that I keep up with the chatter. This is easy to do by just looking at the list of subscribed threads on your 'User CP' page (all nicely in order of latest entry). This way you know: when the Host receives your cards, when they send the returns out and who the people are who received your cards. Happy thread reading!

MelanieS
10-02-2011, 04:27 AM
I got my cards too!
Thanks to Donna for hosting and tiffany186, essy, and jennie for awesome cat cards!

Donnacr
10-03-2011, 07:49 PM
I am going to archive this swap now as most people have acknowledged their cards now.

This does not stop you from leaving rep points and iTrader, it just means that no new comments can be made.

Thanks to everyone for making this swap such a success and I hope to see you in some of my future swaps.