View Full Version : Bizarre holidays - AUGUST Due August 20th

06-24-2011, 10:57 PM
Due Date: August 20th
postage date for non-Australians: August 6th
cards: 3 for 3

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

You will go to this site:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6. Have fun!!

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

0. donnacr
1. Jennie - returned
2. jesimal - returned
3. ScrapPea - returned
4. loubie - received
5. larkawolf - received
6. lodiprincess - returned
7. jaeseals - withdrew
8. katrinabean86 - returned
9. sophierock - returned
10. studio39designs - returned
11. subconcious ink - returned
12. Cee-Emm - returned
13. suntrade - returned
14. trekaroo - returned
15. oddbreed - returned
16. Raingirl - returned
17. callalily
18. mariloupatch - returned
19. sammylouise40
20. amykins - returned

06-25-2011, 03:25 AM
come one, come all to another fantastic Bizarre month!!

06-25-2011, 09:09 AM
great fun! Can I join please?

06-25-2011, 07:23 PM
you didnt automatically put me on the list!? Well you better add me because they are on their way ^^

06-25-2011, 09:48 PM
Oh how much fun is this. Can't wait to see what people come up with. I have the next 4 months ready, but I'm going to wait until I send the cat swap. For me the cat swap is a challenge.

06-25-2011, 11:29 PM
Well, Donna, you did beat me to it. That's what I get for not being on the computer at 3:25am my time. Thanks for adding me. You best add larkawolf2009 immediately; she's a fantastic cardmaker, and I know *I* wouldn't want her mad at me.... :)

@Jennie - Do you mean you are DONE through OCTOBER?!?! You overachiever, you!

06-25-2011, 11:31 PM
Count me in! I had so -o-o-o-o much fun with July Bizarre Holidays....look forward to whatever this brings...I haven't checked out what holidays are available yet....

06-25-2011, 11:48 PM
Oh, I just finished off my july cards and was tapping my fingers waiting for this. You're going to have to include me, pleeeeeeeeease. :)

06-26-2011, 02:56 AM
sign me up please :) I'll make time for this one!

06-26-2011, 09:16 AM
welcome one and all - I promise not to pre-sign ANYbody in the future unless I have their cards (like Jennie)

larkawolf2009 - I love your cards and am SO glad that these are coming my way - I will look out for them.

06-26-2011, 09:24 AM
Well, Donna, you did beat me to it. That's what I get for not being on the computer at 3:25am my time. Thanks for adding me. You best add larkawolf2009 immediately; she's a fantastic cardmaker, and I know *I* wouldn't want her mad at me.... :)

@Jennie - Do you mean you are DONE through OCTOBER?!?! You overachiever, you!
Um, actually I had like a 3 week lull and I'm done through December. I really enjoy making these. Some of them are so funny and some are pretty standard. But having so much time to do them I really had fun. It's amazing how the mind switches on and you see 2 and can't decided which to do first.

06-26-2011, 11:19 AM
I wouldnt have gotten mad ^^ It was just a little surprising I wasnt already on the list lol
Jennie I totally agree with you. They are just so fun to do, and I have already started on September and October XD

06-26-2011, 08:45 PM
My August cards are already in progress, and just about ready!! I'm trying to work ahead 'cus I've got visitors and trips coming up in the next couple of months.....but don't want to miss a month!!! ;)

06-27-2011, 06:41 AM
welcome to all the newcomers (especially those new to the site as well as to this swap)

I love the enthusiasm of those working ahead - feel free to send all completed months together to save your postage, but please include separate postage for each month as they will be sent back in their correct month.

06-27-2011, 07:48 PM
okay, I am hooked!~~suddenly all the "stuff " I collect is making sense~.
please add me to this one, there are so many wacky things to celebrate!

06-27-2011, 08:03 PM
what a neat idea! funny holidays on that link...lurking a bit for now~

06-28-2011, 08:48 AM
Cee-Emm - I am so glad that your 'stuff' has transformed into 'necessaries' (that is what I keep telling my husband as it quietly takes over the house :twitcy:)

You will be back oddbreed - those Holidays will percolate in your brain until you have no choice but to make their cards :jiggy::jiggy:

06-29-2011, 01:49 AM
Please sign me up and, ... I am done! :twitcy:

“August 19 is Potato Day”
“August 7 is Sea Serpent Day”
“August 22 is Be An Angel Day”
“August 25 is. Kiss-And-Make-Up Day”


06-29-2011, 08:06 AM
suntrade - those cards are FANTASTIC!! I have had a soft spot for Mr Potato Head ever since the first Toystory movie, LOVE the sea serpent (I just realised that it has made the letter 'S' for sea serpent:jiggy:), my children were also angels when they were asleep, and the face on the guy on the 'make up' card is so cute!

06-29-2011, 11:26 AM
DONNA you are right, im back! I cant resist the goofy holidays!
please add me to the bizzare...:jiggy:
SunTrade~great cards!

06-29-2011, 12:30 PM

I am planning on going on vacation at the end of July, so I was trying to have all my cards ready for the next couple of weeks!

06-30-2011, 05:32 AM
oh Donna - I will try and get all mine to you this time - I have them all started for the rest of the year!!

06-30-2011, 10:49 AM
jesimal - WOW! I am not anywhere near that organised - I'm impressed!

07-01-2011, 10:34 PM
Please sign me up for this swap. Looks like fun!

07-01-2011, 10:46 PM
welcome raingirl - beware these holidays are highly addictive - some of them are just so 'Bizarre'

07-01-2011, 11:48 PM
Oh how much fun is this. Can't wait to see what people come up with. I have the next 4 months ready, but I'm going to wait until I send the cat swap. For me the cat swap is a challenge.


You are faster than a bullet!


07-02-2011, 04:50 PM
Here are my August ATCs! They went in the mail yesterday! Enjoy!!;)

07-03-2011, 02:32 PM
It wasn't over achievement, or organization. It was that I had done almost all of the swaps on the site and had 3 weeks time to really think and do them.

07-04-2011, 01:31 AM
studio39designs- I'll keep my eye out for them - your National Mustard Day looks just like the place where my husband sits for dinner :twitcy:

07-04-2011, 11:49 AM
i changed my mind, i cant commit to this swap!

07-05-2011, 08:14 AM
you will be missed oddbreed but thanks for telling me

07-05-2011, 08:28 AM
Would like to join please!

07-05-2011, 09:23 AM
welcome callalily - gald to have you

07-07-2011, 10:58 AM
Donna~i dont know what i was thinking~will you have me back? i love this swap idea?:D

07-08-2011, 05:28 AM
oddbreed - you have officially been un-withdrawn, you are back in the swap!

07-08-2011, 09:16 PM
suntrade - your awesome cards have arrived, thanks for the extras

07-09-2011, 10:34 AM
this was too fun~i really want to do every bizare holiday i can!
twins day festival
relaxation day
frankenstein day
watermelon day

07-10-2011, 07:08 AM
oddbreed - those cards are GREAT!!

I will keep running Bizarre Holiday swaps as long as people keep signing up ;)

07-11-2011, 12:12 PM
They are cool oddbread!

07-12-2011, 12:29 AM
studio39designs - your cards arrived today - thanks for the extras (great stuff)

07-12-2011, 06:13 AM
Can I please join......like bizar stuff on any holiday:rolleyes:

07-12-2011, 08:40 AM
mariloupatch - you are very welcome. Please make sure that you only use the Holidays listed on the page you reach via the link in the first post - it is a website of Bizarre Holidays.

07-12-2011, 10:42 AM
@ Suntrade, studio39designs and oddbreed - what great cards! Every one is so different and so cool!

FYI to anyone from July's swap - I received my cards (gigglefairy,studio39designs and jennie) but was too slow to post before archivization. If that's not a word, it is NOW!

07-12-2011, 10:11 PM
I would like to sign up please.

07-13-2011, 02:32 AM
Thanks for the list Donnacr, big help!

07-13-2011, 11:41 AM
its was difficult to choose...but despite to a rainy week, I do have a lot of fun time.
Cards are ready to send!!!

07-13-2011, 12:59 PM
studio39designs...love your cards; especially Nat'l Mustard Days! LOL

07-13-2011, 07:47 PM
oh my gosh can i join??? this looks AWESOME!

07-14-2011, 07:33 AM
Boy, did I have fun with this theme!

Be An Angel Day ( post-sale)
Failures Day ( Icarus, mythical failure)
Sea Serpent Day ( Kraken Timbers)
Sneak some Zucunni onto your neighbours porch night

On the way to Post Office in the morning!


looking at Septembers Bizarre offerings:jiggy:

07-14-2011, 08:53 PM
wlecome - sammylouise40 and amykins. this swap is now FULL!!

scrapPea - I think you mean 'JUNE' Biz Hols, I haven't even sent out July's yet :) I do like your new word!

cee-emm - those cards are GREAT! I can't wait to see them in real life

The September Biz Hols will be going to the Mods at the end of this month

07-15-2011, 02:17 AM
wahoo! i'm all excited to go. got great ideas. :D

07-19-2011, 11:57 PM
subconscious_ink your marshmallow card is hysterical! I want it!

07-20-2011, 11:23 AM
Okay, that was utterly bizarre. After typing up a nice post, the computer just flipped away to my UserCP expanded somehow. I'm not at home, so I'll blame it on the pesky stranger.

@SunTrade - Your Mr. Potato Head card knocked me off my feet!
@studio39designs - Love your Radio Day card.
@oddbreed - Your watermelon card is my fave. What fun!
@Cee-Emm - Icarus as your Failure Day card--great idea.
@subconcious ink - Yep, your marshmallow card is great. I like mine toasted until they are flaming cahrcoal. That's the only way to eat them, like eating Marshmallow Peeps stale.

@Donnacr - Yup, I meant June. Blame it on vacation mode. I'm back now, darn it all.

07-20-2011, 09:10 PM
Eep. Gotta start working on my cards. I'll be able to take a deep breath next week after Tuesday when my midterm is over then I'll spend ALL afternoon making cards for the million of swaps I've stupidly signed up for hahaha... *love* your cards Subconscious Ink!

07-21-2011, 11:40 AM
Glad my cards arrived safely! Thanks for all for the kind words about my cards. Sorry I haven't been on for a bit - this is a busy time for visitors. After this weekend, things should be "normal" for a couple of weeks until I leave for vacation!:rolleyes:

07-22-2011, 08:15 AM
katrinabean - good luck with midterms

studio39designs - are you going somewhere adventurous for your holidays or totally relaxing?

lots of cards arrived in the last couple of days from: larkawolf2009, oddbreed, cee-emm and lodiprincess. sorry for the delay in acknowledging these but a couple of swaps I'm hosting fell due, a couple of swaps I am in needed to be mailed and then there was the sticker-a-thon!

07-28-2011, 10:11 AM
Okay, so if I don't finish my cards tonight, I'll drop out :( I'll let you know later on. I'm hoping I can make them when I get home and send them out tomorrow. I just get super tired after student teaching so it's been hard to make cards.

07-29-2011, 02:42 PM
I ended up finishing my cards :) If my mailman hasn't come by the time I address it, I'll send them today, otherwise they'll be in the mail tomorrow. Here they are:

07-29-2011, 06:44 PM
ok, finishing the last of my cards up and they will be in the mail tomorrow! um, that said, i do need an addy :D and then they shall be off and traveling. I am so amused by this swap! brilliant artwork - LOVE the hylarious designs seen so far! :D

07-30-2011, 04:32 AM
katrinabean - I can remember how exhausted I was during and after each stint of student teaching was- I'm glad you survived (and I love your cards - can't wait to see them IRL)
anyone who has asked for an address - I have sent a group PM

subconsciousink - your fantastic cards have arrived

08-01-2011, 01:32 AM
was i supposed to get something? am i not looking in the right place? i'm not super great with this site so... :D i'm still minus an address.

08-01-2011, 11:36 AM
Congrats katrinabean86 for surviving AND making such cool cards. Of course the panda bear...!!! I so wanted to do a Watermelon Day card, but it just never came together.

08-01-2011, 12:59 PM
Thanks! :) Now I just have a major final to do and to find myself a job for Fall since I can't take classes until Winter -_-' I need money! lol.

08-02-2011, 06:23 PM
When you find that money, send some my way! :)
Until then, here are my priceless cards. I departed from drawing this month and collaged all cards.




08-02-2011, 08:26 PM
scrapPea - great cards! I am an eldest child and I don't know what my sister (the middle child) is always going on about - Middle Child Syndrome indeed!:twitcy:

08-02-2011, 08:58 PM
Gorgeous cards ScrapPea :) I'll be sure to pass out a dollar to everyone on the site when I win the lottery! :laugh: I'm the eldest too, but there are only two of us, so no middle child. However, the youngest child effect is fully functional. She's gotten everything at an earlier age than me XD

08-04-2011, 08:45 AM
katrinabean - imagine how annoying that effect becomes when I am the eldest of 4!?! The 'baby' is only just starting to admit that she did have it a lot easier than me and she is now in her mid 40's! We all seem to have finally overcome those 'trials' of growing up and really enjoy getting together as friends, not just siblings.

loubie - your wonderful cards arrived today

08-04-2011, 10:01 AM
That's great, Donna :) Yeah, she just turned 18 so we're not quite there yet haha. Not to say we don't get along, but it's not the same as two friends coming together yet.

08-04-2011, 08:10 PM
At 18 my youngest sister was the only one still living at home - getting all Mum and Dad's attention and the advantage of their additional spending ability. We weren't exactly friends at that stage either (especially as I had just had my first child by then and was slightly distracted :goofy:)

08-08-2011, 12:48 AM
My work and school schedule has slowed me down on making cards and sending anything out. I'm afraid I'm going to have to drop this swap :(

08-09-2011, 12:56 AM
You will be missed jaeseals but it is not worth streesing yourself - relax and enjoy when you can.
trekaroo and srapPea - your wonderful cards have arrived.

08-10-2011, 01:04 AM
Tenderblessings is now known as MariaJayne.

wonderful cards have arrived from: katrinabean86 and raingirl

08-10-2011, 01:08 AM
ALL CARDS NEED TO BE IN THE MAIL NOW if they are to reach me on time.

If you won't be able to manage this please tell me either in this thread or give me a PM so that I don't wait for cards that are not coming.

08-10-2011, 03:14 AM
I went with my cards to the post office on July 15th, still not arrived???????

08-11-2011, 06:45 PM
I am sorry marilou but your cards have not arrived yet.

amykins - your gorgeous cards arrived yesterday but the site wouldn't let me on to acknowledge them

08-12-2011, 02:34 AM
hehehe, weird how that goes. I'm glad they arrived though! :D

08-12-2011, 09:18 AM
Oh, this worries me!!!!! They are almost one month on their way.
Hope they did not get lostg

08-17-2011, 04:17 PM
mine are on their way to you today - express post!

08-19-2011, 01:09 AM
MARILOU - your cards have arrived!!! They are not damaged at all, in fact the envelope hasn't even been opened but there is a big orange sticker that says "Treated by Quarantine" I have no idea what they thought they were treating :huh::goofy:

08-19-2011, 01:15 AM
I had Australia Post query me about ribbons in a package yesterday...
No, I replied in all honesty, there are no ribbons in that envelope!
{ still mystified}

08-19-2011, 02:32 AM
Thank you Donna, big relieve!!!! They arrived and just in time as well.
I did not include bugs in the envelope:shocked:

08-19-2011, 08:03 AM
I am very glad to hear that :)

08-22-2011, 03:14 AM
cards have arrived from jesimal and sophierock so I will be swapping out tonight as I have not heard from callalily and sammylouise40.

08-29-2011, 12:02 PM
Cool! Swapping! :jiggy:

09-03-2011, 03:45 PM
Hurray! :) I got my cards already! Thank you for hosting this fun swap and for the host card. And thanks to SunTrade, OddBreed, and ScrapPea for your gorgeous cards! :) I couldn't be happier.

09-03-2011, 08:30 PM
I am always worried that cards won't arrive so thank you katrinabean for being the first person to receive them. Hope that lots more arrive soon, too.

09-05-2011, 12:29 AM
Woohoo, my cards are here today.
Thank you to LodiPrincess ( lefties rule, okay) Jennie ( love the mustard family) Studio39 designs ( kiss and makeup) and National Radio Day is wonderful!!
Thanks Donna for a great fun swap and all your hostie work! :notworthy::notworthy:

09-05-2011, 04:53 AM
well, the cards have reached America and Australia - where are the rest of you?:unsure::jiggy:

09-05-2011, 07:30 AM
Here they are!!! Thanks for the lovely cards from suntrade, I always wanted the serpent:jiggy:, larkawolf and sneak. I love them all, also many thanks for the host card.
Reps and Itrade are on their way.

09-06-2011, 04:08 PM
hmm... i haven't seen mine yet. we've been slow for some reason lately. :S guess i shall have to start stalking my post box.

09-06-2011, 08:23 PM
Got my cards today! Big thank you to Jesimal, loubie, and Amykins. Great Swap !

09-06-2011, 09:02 PM
Hi ! Just received my cards today - thanks to trekaroo (Book Lover's Day), Larkawolf 2009 (Sea Serpent Day), Cee-Emm (Failures Day), and donnacr (National Radio Day). They are all very cool - can't decide on a favorite! ;)

09-07-2011, 08:07 AM
About half the cards have made their way home, the rest should be dawdling along soon:sleep::jiggy:

09-07-2011, 01:51 PM
I got cards so fun! First thank you Donna for hosting and for the radio day card. You are the bestest.
Thank you also to artists CeeEmm sea serpant day, Mariloupatch, the bratwurst festival, and Sophie rock, dog days, you guys rock

09-07-2011, 10:05 PM
Glas you liked them Jennie.

I wonder if this will be one of those rare swaps which has ALL the returns acknowledged - we are certainly doing well so far. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! :jiggy::jiggy:

09-08-2011, 10:39 PM
(blushing modestly)You all make it easy to Host these swaps - give yourselves a pat on the back

only 4 sets of cards still to reach their owners - the rest of the cards all found their homes very quickly:jiggy:

09-14-2011, 01:20 PM
Cards arrived here just in time for my birthday!! However, I went away for the weekend, so I'm here catching up on everything. Very cool cards from:

Our hostess!!
loubie - Tennis Day - What a fun card!
katrinabean86 - Lazy Day - Of course a panda, and cute one at that!
subconcious_ink - Blame Someone Else Day - Adorable card!

09-15-2011, 04:55 AM
Got mine at the beginning of the week and have been terribly remiss in commenting! (i blame weddings. They are little black holes that swallow EVERYTHING) Darling cards from Raingirl (National Cherry Popsicle) and Oddbreed (National watermelon day) and a GREAT National Radio day from our wonderful host! also, i have a card with no name - Be an Angel day with the word Believe on it. :D whoever you are, let me know so i can rep point you!

09-15-2011, 07:16 AM
amykins - your 3rd card is from loubie. Good luck with all your weddings

09-17-2011, 01:41 AM
We got so close (but no cigar) - still 2 sets unacknowledged but I am going to archive this swap.
That means that you can still leave rep points and iTrader, you just can't comment.