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CynthiaSillitoe
06-24-2011, 12:45 PM
Oddbreed and I are thinking about hosting an apc-athon from July 28 (Thursday) to August 1 (Monday.) We hope getting a mix of weekdays and weekend days will allow more people to play. Also, those lucky ducks going to the AFA convention should be home and rested up.

Anyone wanna come play? :jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:

Art By Camilla
06-24-2011, 02:54 PM
Sounds like fun. I'll plan to play (unless I go out of town to see my sweetie!)
I haven't done APCs since I first tried them in December. It's been too long.
It's on my calendar.

CynthiaSillitoe
06-24-2011, 06:25 PM
Yay! So who wants to play with me, Odd, and Camilla? And did I mention there will be refreshments? Even Guinness? And that we want newbies as well as APC masters? And there will be refreshments?

RobbyGirl
06-25-2011, 12:10 PM
Sounds Great!

Joss
06-25-2011, 12:12 PM
Oh yes yes yes I will definitely play! Good idea gals.

notinkansas
06-25-2011, 12:13 PM
I am so there!

KESagers
06-25-2011, 12:22 PM
Sounds like fun and I just got stocked up on playing cards! :) Thanks for the invite.

sharlene54
06-25-2011, 12:29 PM
Yes, yes. I want to play-thanks for the idea. It gives me time to get some new cards. I bought some old, beautiful cards at a garage sale, but I didn't realize they were undersize. To bad, they are nice.

sniisk
06-25-2011, 12:30 PM
I'll play if I'm not in London then.

minnkel
06-25-2011, 12:40 PM
Life is kinda up in the air at the moment but I'm thinking I will most likely play!!

Cat's Cradle
06-25-2011, 01:26 PM
Sounds like a load of fun, but I'll be on the road that weekend sans beeswax. Will look for another APC-athon in the future, though.

katrinabean86
06-25-2011, 02:08 PM
Yes! I have a lot of decks I'm trying to fill and haven't worked on APCs in a while. Count me in!

CynthiaSillitoe
06-25-2011, 03:07 PM
Yes, yes. I want to play-thanks for the idea. It gives me time to get some new cards. I bought some old, beautiful cards at a garage sale, but I didn't realize they were undersize. To bad, they are nice.

I've got some that are a bit too narrow, but I may put them on atc blanks. The purist in me likes to see the actual backs of the playing cards, but it's tough to get the right size.

I've also got some round playing cards I've been dying to try out. :jiggy:

sharlene54
06-25-2011, 03:52 PM
The backs are the beauty of these cards, CynthiaSillitoe. I may try making something like a frame so part of the back will still show. I'll work on that.

KESagers
06-25-2011, 04:45 PM
I don't mind off-size cards and I'd love to trade minis if anyone else is interested.

sharlene54
06-25-2011, 06:08 PM
That would be great, KEAagers. I will definitly use some of those off-size cards. Thanks for letting me know. Is anyone else intersted in off-size cards? Let us know.

larkawolf2009
06-25-2011, 06:24 PM
I have so many decks I want finished and I havent made any in a while so def count me in!!

RobbyGirl
06-25-2011, 06:29 PM
I'm fine with off size cards too. I collect them for the art not by deck so anything that appeals is interesting regardless of size :)

CynthiaSillitoe
06-25-2011, 06:50 PM
I'm fine with them, too. Like I said, I like to see the backs, but I always worry that I'll get "busted." So is the important thing that you're clear about it?

Mouseit
06-25-2011, 08:06 PM
LOL This will be a little bit different, since I have only just started APC's....I'm in - by then I should be a little bit more experienced!

sharlene54
06-25-2011, 09:34 PM
Thanks for the response with the off-size cards. Is anyone else interested in them? It will be good to hear from any of you.

The backs of the old off-size cards are really lovely. Last weekend I bought about 4 decks for $2.

RedHeartStudio
06-25-2011, 11:10 PM
sounds fun

Rogue Gal
06-25-2011, 11:33 PM
I'll try to play :)

ICraft
06-26-2011, 12:54 AM
This sounds like a great idea - I'll mark it on my calendar so I can play with you guys!! Thanks for the PM.

owl-lady
06-26-2011, 01:28 AM
Sounds like fun i am new to APC but i am always up for something new and fun to try :)

citykitten
06-26-2011, 04:48 AM
I will be able to pop in and say hi and hopefully my muse will be co-operating :)

Evalila
06-26-2011, 06:37 AM
Sounds like fun, but I plan to be in London then :)

sniisk
06-26-2011, 07:21 AM
See you in London Evelyn! Maybe we can still take part in when we are there.

a123andpoof
06-26-2011, 09:51 AM
I would love to play if I have time!

debs913
06-26-2011, 10:32 AM
What is an APC?

Spirit Soul
06-26-2011, 10:55 AM
Woo hoo! Perfect timing for this athon! I'll be home alone that weekend and ready to play.

Cat's Cradle
06-26-2011, 11:12 AM
What is an APC?
Altered Playing Card :yes:

The smaller ones are probably bridge cards. For ATC swaps, bridge cards are too small; poker size cards are ATC sized. If you're just doing APC trading, it's usually up to the individual receiving the cards about the size. I have several APCs in various sizes and love them all.

I agree, the backs are almost a necessity in APCs.

WildGoose
06-26-2011, 02:18 PM
If not on Summer ;)vacation - unpredictable as yet as to just when this year- am interested, fershure.....haven't done some for a while.....and have never been in a Media-Athon either

Nancy
06-26-2011, 04:05 PM
I will join you.....The last APC A Thon was fantastic...so many creative cards posted!

Lilthamel
06-26-2011, 07:23 PM
i'm so in :)

oddbreed
06-29-2011, 09:21 AM
Cynthia you really got the ball rolling, so glad to see all teh familiar faces here!!! this will be fun!

theweavershand
07-07-2011, 06:13 PM
glad i stumbled onto this. ill look forward to playing if im not out of town. great idea!

Blanche
07-07-2011, 10:28 PM
I will be free at least one or 2 of those days - love me some playing cards - all sizes!
Hopefully I will have some beeswax supplies by then. Love the way those cards look.
Any tips or tricks for beeswax?

Tinka
07-08-2011, 03:27 AM
Would love to join, but will be on holiday at the coast. I'll try to log in there to see all the fantastic APC's you are all making!Have fun!
I also want to say there is an APC group on Flickr I administer. If you plan to be activ member, please read the rules and join! There are over 1400 APC's in the group pool. ( only visible for members)
http://www.flickr.com/groups/alteredplayingcards/

Donnacr
07-12-2011, 07:58 AM
I will try to play but I have a short hospital stay from which I will be coming home on day 1 of the a-thon. I love making APCs but I am still very much a beginner.:unsure::jiggy:

CynthiaSillitoe
07-12-2011, 12:15 PM
Hope you can play. Beginners are very welcome. :)

Fantasia
07-12-2011, 03:34 PM
Oooh this sounds like fun!...not quite sure if I'll be able to join in, but I'll keep my eyes on the thread.

KESagers
07-12-2011, 06:07 PM
Take care Donnacr! The marathon will give you something to look forward to when you come home. :D

theweavershand
07-19-2011, 09:43 PM
i would love to play and maybe finish off a couple of decks but i wont be home that weekend. dang it! oh well. hopefully there will be more people making APCs and i can work on some more trades later. have fun, guys!

Wil Opio Oguta
07-20-2011, 01:39 AM
Glad that i saw this thread on time. I love to play. I had collected a complete deck with flowers/birds and I decided to split this up in2seperate ones. Guess i can use some more apc's -:))

Cathy1
07-20-2011, 04:51 AM
Glad I spied this athon. I'll have to look out some playing cards for the occasion.

CynthiaSillitoe
07-20-2011, 11:53 AM
Yep, everyone dig out those cards. I'm nowhere near a full deck (as my family can attest.) I hope running Thursday through Monday will mean most people will find some time. We definitely want newbies and old pros alike. :)

katrinabean86
07-20-2011, 09:08 PM
Oh good...I thought it was this weekend but checking again, it'll be next week. That's good because I have such a hugely full plate I won't be able to make a single card this week :(

SOTO
07-21-2011, 03:57 AM
I'll play if I'm at home!

SOTO

citykitten
07-22-2011, 05:02 AM
I can't play because I am going to hospital for an operation :(

Cathy1
07-22-2011, 08:05 PM
I found these lovely Minnie & Mickey Mouse playing cards today with a great picture on the back BUT they are 2 1/4 inches wide so are 1/4 inch short. Does an APC have to be 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches or just a playing card.

I can work with it either way but just wondering.

Spirit Soul
07-22-2011, 08:47 PM
I'm gearing up for this one! What's the best protocol for displaying availables? I see that there is an Athon Gallery now. Should we put our available cards in that category rather than our Available for Trade category?

jensaz
07-22-2011, 09:14 PM
mebbe... I'll tune in and see.

Just Ducky
07-22-2011, 10:02 PM
oh next weekend... thinking I can try at least a few APCs... I sure need more practice..

oh and SPIRIT SOUL... yes, it would be best I thinking to post your cards in our new
marathon gallery.... so much easier for everyone to keep up with cards posted...

CynthiaSillitoe
07-22-2011, 10:12 PM
I found these lovely Minnie & Mickey Mouse playing cards today with a great picture on the back BUT they are 2 1/4 inches wide so are 1/4 inch short. Does an APC have to be 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches or just a playing card.

I can work with it either way but just wondering.

No, they can be any size, but when you post them, you might want to indicate size. Poker cards are supposed to be atc size, but I bought a deck the other day that says poker and they're still a little slimmer.


I'm gearing up for this one! What's the best protocol for displaying availables? I see that there is an Athon Gallery now. Should we put our available cards in that category rather than our Available for Trade category?

Yeah, usually people post cards both in the thread and then in the athon gallery.

dsign49
07-22-2011, 10:47 PM
I going to try and make a few. I have to work but maybe in the evening or on Sunday.

KESagers
07-22-2011, 10:52 PM
Right now I have a complete set of these cards if anyone wants to request a specific one to be altered - in a cat theme of course. ;)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/small/1_Vintage-cat-APC.jpg

RaineyDay
07-23-2011, 08:43 AM
I'm very interested as I would love to collect a complete set of APCs for my own collection.

jensaz
07-23-2011, 10:02 AM
I can't play because I am going to hospital for an operation :(

Manda, I hope it's nothing too serious.. Hugs and well wishes...

Jen

notinkansas
07-23-2011, 11:10 AM
found a whole deck of coca-cola cards the right size this a.m at a garage sale for ten cents! c'mon athon!

Blanche
07-23-2011, 06:56 PM
Newbie questions for APC A-Thons -

Duh - I decided I would like a deck of ships ( no pun intended)!
But in an A-Thon I will be making cards for others, right?

So how will I know what others are want ?
Does it matter what theme I create?
Is the goal to complete a deck ?

Cathy1
07-23-2011, 07:11 PM
Right now I have a complete set of these cards if anyone wants to request a specific one to be altered - in a cat theme of course. ;)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/small/1_Vintage-cat-APC.jpg
Seems a shame to do anything to such a lovely card LOL:D

KESagers
07-23-2011, 08:05 PM
Yes - I'm not going to cover the kitty image - can't bring myself to do that - but I'll do a little embellishing around the image. The good news is that the same image is in bold on the back. :)

notinkansas
07-23-2011, 10:20 PM
Newbie questions for APC A-Thons -

Duh - I decided I would like a deck of ships ( no pun intended)!
But in an A-Thon I will be making cards for others, right?

So how will I know what others are want ?
Does it matter what theme I create?
Is the goal to complete a deck ?

If you are collecting a certain theme you may want to place an ad in the APC thread.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17880

For the athon you create anything...post them to the thread and the athon gallery and then trade away.

I think the goal is to build a complete deck. I trade for the art on the cards...eventually I may complete at least one. LOL ;)

Blanche
07-23-2011, 11:00 PM
notinkansas,

If you are collecting a certain theme you may want to place an ad in the APC thread.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17880

For the athon you create anything...post them to the thread and the athon gallery and then trade away.

I think the goal is to build a complete deck. I trade for the art on the cards...eventually I may complete at least one. LOL


Thank you! That helps a lot!:eek:

AtlantaShoegirl
07-24-2011, 06:18 PM
I'm planning on playing!!

CynthiaSillitoe
07-25-2011, 04:36 PM
Oddbreed and I are discussing possible challenges. (These will be optional, of course.) Anyone want to chime in with ideas?

Fantasia
07-25-2011, 04:47 PM
How about just using the colors red, white & black?

sharlene54
07-25-2011, 06:28 PM
A color challenge is a good idea or how about abstract torn paper.

CynthiaSillitoe
07-25-2011, 10:26 PM
Cool ideas! Keep them coming!

oddbreed
07-25-2011, 10:57 PM
def a color challenge, would you all like to do a monochromatic challenge??

Fantasia
07-26-2011, 12:40 AM
I'd like a combination of 2 or 3 specific colors better than monochromatic, but that's JMO.

Cathy1
07-26-2011, 12:52 AM
I am only really interested in a mixed pack of cards. I select cards based on the art I like. I presume that the challenges are optional??

oddbreed
07-26-2011, 11:03 AM
challenges ARE optional....color is GOOD~ no pressure, we are here to have fun:jiggy:

CynthiaSillitoe
07-26-2011, 11:19 AM
Flowers would be fun, too. We've been talking about a challenge where you turn the king/queen/jack/joker into a famous person? Or art inspired by a particular artist? Zetti?

I'm not getting a lot of art time in the lead up, so I have a million ideas and I'm not very decisive. We will definitely have fun. Also, yeah, it's cool to make cards for your own deck and/or to trade. Mostly it's just an excuse to play!

oddbreed
07-27-2011, 10:35 AM
oh fun~the official thread starts today~i may be a few minutes late...gotta pick up the teen~but i will be there to get the ball rolling!:jiggy:
so far we have~

wed~3 color challenge
thurs~famous people court cards
fri~whimsy zetti fun
sat~favorite artist
sun~mixed media collaged elements, must have 1 non paper item, no stickers

does that sound good for a challenge line up?

Spirit Soul
07-27-2011, 02:53 PM
GASP! It starts TODAY!?!? I checked CNN today but didn't see it in the headlines!

CynthiaSillitoe
07-27-2011, 03:36 PM
It starts Thursday whatever your time zone. I think it's about 5 a.m. on Thursday now for the Aussies?

RobbyGirl
07-28-2011, 09:39 AM
Is there an official thread for the start?

CynthiaSillitoe
07-28-2011, 12:38 PM
Yep: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20342

Mouseit
07-29-2011, 08:07 AM
I think I can start...LOL I better have a look at what folks want... might not fit much in though as I have a sick husband this weekend... poor thing....

Mouseit
07-29-2011, 08:08 AM
WHAT!! You mean I missed a complete day! Damn... where's my Baileys and Chocolate.... *sulks*