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fantasy firebird
03-13-2008, 01:04 PM
Fantasy Firebird's Really Handy Swop - Due 7th June
2 for 2 swop (a pair)
Last sign up for swop 25th May
Entries to make it to me no later than June 7th

There I was wondering what brilliant new idea I could come up with for a swop, and then I looked down at my multi coloured fingers (I had been playing with inks!!) "Eureka!!! I have an idea!!! Why don't we do an altered hands swop!!" Now please don't panic, I don't want any of you getting out the kitchen knives to lop off your little handies!! What I want is for you to draw around your hands and then decorate the template!!!

Obviously we would want a "pair" of handies, but apart from that there is no need what-so-ever to limit yourself. Any theme, any method of decoration, any sized hand (as long as an original hand was used to make the template!!)

I will accept unlimited sign-ups from the UK, but please enclose a SAE, however only the first 10 International players will have their returns paid for by me, I will accept more players but you will be asked to submit $1 or equivalent to go towards the cost of your return postal charges.
PLEASE enclose a CLEAR address for your returns in your envelope!!

UK Participants
1. fantasy firebird
2. Duckface
3. Craftygirl34
4. AnitaM - received
5. purplecat
6. Janice = received
7. Lise Bu - received
8. micromummy - received
9. poshscot - received
10. Olive - received
11. redplantlady - received
12. rhea – received
13. sweetest sin - received

International Players
1. Moonfairy - received
2. LadyLanda - received
3. Jean - received
4. KarenM - received
5. maxie23 - received
6. lola123 - received
7. Codesmom received
8. Jad - received
9. SallyAnn - received
10. teri - received
11. corrie04 - received
12. goatgoddess - received
13. Gemini_moon66 - received
14. mrubyjean - received
15. Patti - received
16. Lily Lemon
17. lilmisstypo - received
18. rturnland
19. midnitecreations
20. icequeen07 - received
21. j4mi3 - received
22. Christina -received
23. cairnlae – received
24. crazycat - received

Moonfairy
03-13-2008, 02:38 PM
Add me, add me.......pretty pleeeeaaaase... sugar on the top ;)

Duckface
03-13-2008, 02:48 PM
would be rude not to say yes please sign me up:jiggy:

fantasy firebird
03-13-2008, 03:15 PM
lovely, 2 participants, wonderful!! better update everything!!

Craftygirl34
03-13-2008, 03:50 PM
Hi...can i join please? :rolleyes:

AnitaM
03-13-2008, 03:53 PM
Me please......pretty please:jiggy:

goatgoddess
03-13-2008, 03:55 PM
how interesting - love your sample!

please sign me up as a paying international. :)

fantasy firebird
03-13-2008, 04:21 PM
welcome craftygirl and Anita, welcome and Thankyou Goatgoddess.

purplecat
03-13-2008, 05:10 PM
Oh yes indeedy! "I have to hand" it to you FF this is a great idea! Please count me in!

LadyLanda
03-13-2008, 05:16 PM
This sounds like so much fun! Sign me up please!

Jean
03-13-2008, 05:36 PM
Count me in!

OriginalYouth
03-13-2008, 06:32 PM
That sample is A-dorable!

teri
03-13-2008, 07:16 PM
Well, I would love to give you a hand...or two. :) I'll be one of your paying international.

corrie04
03-13-2008, 07:24 PM
I would love to play! Sign me up please! Paying international.

KarenM
03-13-2008, 09:54 PM
Please sign me up! I love hand work ;)

fantasy firebird
03-14-2008, 04:21 AM
*clap hands* wonderful to have you all join me!!

gemini_moon66
03-15-2008, 10:01 PM
Kay~May I join please? Your sample has ideas churning in my head...:idea:
BUT a question: what if you feel your hands are large? I have long fingers...still ok to ask to join?:embarrassed: I mean...I don't want someone to be like WOW! Is she human? (ha ha ha-yes! I am) I could use one of my boys' hands-left and right. Enough babbling...may I join your swop? swap? :goofy:

fantasy firebird
03-16-2008, 03:30 PM
Welcome Gemini I knew this would be right up your street!! Heck if you have to stop people in the street to get their hand shapes - DO IT!! LOL as long as you don't have 7 fingers on each hand that are webbed I don't think anyone will notice LOL

Moonfairy
03-16-2008, 04:01 PM
I`ve just drawn my handprints on watercolor paper......... now I`m ready to "art" them up :D

maxie23
03-16-2008, 09:24 PM
Sounds creative . sign me up!

Janice
03-17-2008, 06:03 AM
yes please FF - what a clever idea - glad you had a good meet on Sunday - did you buy much? or were you too busy eating and swapping!!;)

lola123
03-17-2008, 07:12 AM
this is really a "hands on" project, count me in please?

Codesmom
03-17-2008, 07:27 AM
Neat idea,may I join ?

mrubyjean
03-17-2008, 05:39 PM
I would love to be part of this swap...I don't mind a bit sending $1 for the fun of participating!

fantasy firebird
03-17-2008, 05:51 PM
all signed up welcome welcome welcome!! Hands up!!! Wave!!!!

craftyvox
03-17-2008, 08:13 PM
Sounds like fun!! And June is far enough off still to grow me an extra pair of hands:)

Patti
03-17-2008, 08:35 PM
FF, I'd love to play in this one. I'm international and I'm happy to pay my way.

teri
03-17-2008, 09:19 PM
I finally felt a little inspiration and did my hands...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tstarky/ATC/HennaHandTAS.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tstarky/ATC/purplehandTAS.jpg



I found some Henna hand art online and used their free patterns. These were handdrawn with some additions/changes of my own.

Patti
03-17-2008, 10:10 PM
Wow Teri, aren't you the handy one. Beautiful.

fantasy firebird
03-18-2008, 11:22 AM
Hey you can teach an old dog new tricks!! Teri thos handies of yours are lovely!!

teri
03-18-2008, 12:05 PM
Was that a back-handed compliment? :unsure:

Lise Bu
03-18-2008, 12:11 PM
ME ME ME (please).

fantasy firebird
03-18-2008, 12:19 PM
well I do have to hand it to you Teri, when you're good you're very good!!

OK ok ok Lise you are in!! is mummy coming as well?? hint hint hint!!

Moonfairy
03-18-2008, 04:11 PM
Tadaaaaaaaaaa :jiggy:

teri
03-18-2008, 04:19 PM
Fab, moonfairy! They are so pretty!

LadyLanda
03-18-2008, 06:19 PM
Teri and Moonfairy your hands are gorgeous! Good job!

Patti
03-19-2008, 01:32 AM
Moonfairy, beautiful. As I see everybody's work it starts ideas perking. So many ideas, so few hands. I think I'll do both sides.

micromummy
03-19-2008, 02:02 PM
Hi Kay, please can I join your swap?
Love Kate x

poshscot
03-19-2008, 02:03 PM
Interesting swap, me too please, feeling handy at the mo!! :D

You are all so handy with those paints and pens!!:D

Lise Bu
03-19-2008, 02:27 PM
Told ya - she'd be on her way Kay - and NO YOU CAN'T KEEP HER WORK lol x x x x

JAD
03-19-2008, 03:10 PM
Sounds like fun...May I join :) :) :)
Jeannie

JAD
03-19-2008, 03:12 PM
I finally felt a little inspiration and did my hands...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tstarky/ATC/HennaHandTAS.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tstarky/ATC/purplehandTAS.jpg



I found some Henna hand art online and used their free patterns. These were handdrawn with some additions/changes of my own.
Great hands...and artful
Jeannie

teri
03-19-2008, 06:26 PM
Thank you all for your kind remarks! And thank you Patti for raising the bar...now I have to go back to the drawing board and do the back side...hmmph! :P

Olive
03-19-2008, 08:51 PM
Hello Kay, can I join this one please, Olive

SallyAnn
03-20-2008, 06:50 AM
May I please join your Swop? I am in the USA

fantasy firebird
03-20-2008, 12:21 PM
excellent!! welcome to the new hands on peeps. Olive so glad you got here, I did wonder if we had lost you, and we couldn't have that!!

Lise Bu
03-23-2008, 07:16 AM
hi hun - me and mummy have noticed we haven't been added to your list. Can we still play????

fantasy firebird
03-23-2008, 07:32 AM
Mummy and I !!!! yes you are both on my list, I just hadn't updated the entry on the thread!!

redplantlady
03-23-2008, 03:19 PM
Hello and please can I be included in this one?
Would love to play!:D

fantasy firebird
03-23-2008, 03:30 PM
welcome RPL!! handy you came along!!

lilmisstypo
03-24-2008, 12:38 AM
i would love to join . let me know if it is too late ..... and how much i need to pay ..... this swop seems sooo exciting

fantasy firebird
03-24-2008, 07:36 AM
never too late to join my swops!! welcome limisstypo!!

rturnland
03-24-2008, 07:56 AM
Thou presume correcteth, Milady. Pleaseth add me to thy lovely challenge. :D

While I was sending you the pm, an idea dids't attack me with force. Just have to mess with it a bit.

*bows*

Rhea
03-24-2008, 08:49 AM
can you pop me down for this please.

fantasy firebird
03-24-2008, 01:10 PM
verrily welcome unto all!!

fantasy firebird
03-27-2008, 02:04 PM
fast work rhea!!

purplecat
03-27-2008, 04:25 PM
I have finished my hands- I couldnt upload them here- the file is too big! Anyways they are in the gallery, will let you know when I post!
( not long now till Aintree!)

Patti
03-28-2008, 05:06 PM
neat hands purplecat

midnitecreations
03-28-2008, 11:34 PM
I'd love to join this swap. Looks like such a fun idea.

JAD
04-04-2008, 12:46 PM
ahhhhh where am I...Oh yeah!!! here on ATCforall...Thanks for waking me up...Now to start on my hands :)
Jeannie

purplecat
04-04-2008, 01:27 PM
FF I got my hands done a while ago, just got to do a hand for you!( or would you rather have an atc? ) then I can post.

fantasy firebird
04-04-2008, 05:23 PM
purplecat - I really don't mind which I have, it a lovely surprise no matter which.

Patti
04-05-2008, 10:08 PM
My hands are cut out and background brayered on with multicolor ink. Now to decide what to put on there to make them beautiful.

KarenM
04-07-2008, 02:58 PM
Patti, what did you use for a base? I am still trying to figure out what to start with.

Patti
04-07-2008, 07:35 PM
KarenM,

I took two sheets of glossy cardstock, xyroned them together and brayered on both sides with multicolored inks. Then I cut out the hands using a cardboard template that I made of my hand.

KarenM
04-07-2008, 10:46 PM
Thanks, it gives me a starting point!! I just wasn't sure of the thickness...thin enough to cut, thick enough to make it through the mail without breaking my fingers...ouch!

fantasy firebird
04-08-2008, 11:22 AM
LOL I had the same problem when I made my first hand!!! next time I'm making sure that my fingers are opened wide apart!! it got quite fiddly cutting between the fingers LOL

icequeen07
04-10-2008, 12:56 PM
please sign me up!

lilmisstypo
04-14-2008, 04:40 PM
can i get an addy to send the hands out .

purplecat
04-16-2008, 02:38 AM
FF I posted my hands yesterday!

fantasy firebird
04-16-2008, 09:32 AM
pc - I received them today!! they are lovely and thanks for mine!!!

corrie04
04-19-2008, 12:27 PM
I just noticed that I did 2 right hands. Oops! I guess I'll have to do the left hand this weekend. Anyways, here are the first 2 hands that I have done.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=9954&w=l http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=9953&w=l

Craftygirl34
04-20-2008, 04:37 PM
Mine are ready to send, could you pm ur address. Thanks.:yes:

fantasy firebird
04-21-2008, 05:57 PM
sorted!!

AnitaM
04-27-2008, 08:56 AM
Ok here are my hands. Hope they're ok

fantasy firebird
04-30-2008, 02:20 PM
will do!! welcome to the swop!!

gemini_moon66
05-02-2008, 12:28 PM
Ms Kay darling~ I have a question for you... should I send US cash? OR do I need to convert into pounds at a nearby bank and then ship or do you want this via paypal? :embarrassed:
Let it be known I am NOW suffering from a sinus infection/cold/etc...I am not thinking clearly...I need more meds!!! :chatterbox:
Just wondering...

Christina
05-03-2008, 08:56 AM
Are you still taking hands? I would love to join if you are. I am international and willing to pay postage. Thanks, Christina

fantasy firebird
05-03-2008, 02:18 PM
welcome Christina!!

redplantlady
05-03-2008, 03:05 PM
1 pair of hands!! Will send soon! :D
Have had great fun with this, found some henna hand patterns to adapt!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=12325&w=s


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=12323&w=s

Jean
05-03-2008, 05:32 PM
I sent my hands in. I did edge them with green and blue to define the edges better...

teri
05-03-2008, 08:47 PM
Jean has rectangular hands....hmmmm....makes her art even more interesting...LOL

KarenM
05-03-2008, 10:25 PM
teri...soo funny! Jean, you really must explain yourself...just kidding!

sweetest-sin
05-04-2008, 03:31 AM
pmmd u add me plz

SallyAnn
05-05-2008, 08:10 PM
Hi, My right hand is finished...it is in my gallery if you want to take a peek.

corrie04
05-05-2008, 10:07 PM
Here's my "left" hand - since I did 2 right hands last time.

SallyAnn
05-06-2008, 10:14 AM
Hi Finished my left hand--it is in my gallery. How about a hand----Mailing both hands off to you today. :)

KarenM
05-06-2008, 12:08 PM
Here are my finished hands. I need an address and how should I send postage?

corrie04
05-06-2008, 02:32 PM
My hands are going in today's mail. I also threw in a photo ATC of an old mill in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (USA). My husband took the photo and it turned out great.

fantasy firebird
05-07-2008, 02:29 PM
Jean I have received your handies!!!! What small paws you have!! Lovely work m'dear!!

AnitaM
05-08-2008, 10:29 AM
my hands are on their way to you Kay.

fantasy firebird
05-09-2008, 08:54 AM
it was a true hands on experience today I am clapping my hands in glee - why?? Well the Brits decided to all post to me on the same day - result I was handed 3 sets of wonderful hands by the postman!!! Sweetest sin, redplantlady and Anita!!! what a handful you sent me!! You are all more than handy crafters lovely work!! C'mon girls lets all give 'em a big hand!!

AnitaM
05-09-2008, 09:00 AM
glad they arrived safely.

KarenM
05-13-2008, 04:35 PM
Nice hands Patti :)

Patti
05-13-2008, 04:56 PM
My hands are ready to go in the mail tomorrow. I had to start all over as I screwed up the ones I had prepared. I never realized what tiny hands I had until I was cutting these out. They look like child's hands.

5649

JAD
05-13-2008, 10:20 PM
Patti, great hands :)

cairnlae
05-15-2008, 07:47 PM
I need to "get my hands" on this swap...LOL...sign me up!!!!

fantasy firebird
05-16-2008, 01:50 PM
cairnlae great to get someone who is known to be hands on!! welcome let me hand you a place in this swop!

cairnlae
05-16-2008, 02:01 PM
LOL...FF could never resist my magical hands!:D

fantasy firebird
05-16-2008, 02:31 PM
Lay 'em on me Cairnlae!!!

KarenM
05-16-2008, 08:30 PM
Hands went in the mail this afternoon!!!

cairnlae
05-16-2008, 08:34 PM
hope those pass postal inspection!!!!:err:

KarenM
05-16-2008, 08:36 PM
LOL, just got it!!!

teri
05-18-2008, 01:44 PM
My hands will be on their way tomorrow. They are sealed to make sure they don't have dishpan hands by the time they arrive. I don't want a repeat of the envies... ;) I'm sending a couple Cloth Paper Scissors and a Rubber Stamp Madness mag. Hopefully, you don't have any of these. They are sealed in plastic too. :) And I'm sealing the edges in tape and wrapping the tape around it...good luck getting inside...LOL

mrubyjean
05-19-2008, 02:02 PM
My hands are finished!
They are also in my gallery if you want a closer look.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14703&w=m http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14704&w=m

JAD
05-19-2008, 03:19 PM
My hands are waving there way to you :)
Jeannie
5889

cairnlae
05-19-2008, 11:36 PM
alrighty then...I took a real "hands on" approach and here is the result:

AnitaM
05-20-2008, 03:54 AM
Gorgeous hands everyone.

teri
05-20-2008, 08:21 AM
Hey hey, what lovely hands everybody! We are truly a handy bunch. :)

FF must be taking a day or two away from us. Now would be a good time to run amuk. Lets put our hands together and see what kind of trouble we can stir up...:biglaugh:

fantasy firebird
05-20-2008, 09:06 AM
Careful now Teri - just because I go cold turkey on one night from this site doesn't ean that I can't see when you are up to trouble!! Have received 3 sets of handies - Patti, and Janice!! Clapping handies with glee!!!! Really looking forward to getting all these other promised hands, and can't wait to see the water free selection that Teri is sending!! Just to explain to everyone the last batch of items that Teri sent had to sit on a radiator for a couple of days to dry out - I think they were dragged across the Atlantic by boat!!

teri
05-20-2008, 09:23 AM
Man, you are worse than my mom! I think you have a 6th sense and know when pandamonium is about to break out...mainly because you want to be in the middle of it...LOL :biglaugh:

cairnlae
05-20-2008, 10:36 AM
promised hands

LOL...made me think of the "promised land"...:wacko:

Janice
05-20-2008, 11:55 AM
glad the have landed FF - they were really fun to do and all the others look super too - just thinking how to handle them!!!!!:goofy:

fantasy firebird
05-20-2008, 01:55 PM
LOL...made me think of the "promised land"...:wacko:

hey these are even better!!

mrubyjean
05-23-2008, 11:12 AM
My hands went into the mail two days ago!

AnitaM
05-23-2008, 11:25 AM
My hands went into the mail two days ago!

Oooohhhhh painful hehehehehhe

gemini_moon66
05-23-2008, 11:46 AM
Mine are scheduled for AIR Mail @ Tues---05/27/08...I will scan and upload-hope everyone will like them---they are under books as I type---they need to lay flat. :)

JAD
05-25-2008, 01:22 PM
OK..here are my 2 hands...I used inks, glitter and glitter gel pens, stickers(oh no!), chipboard, feathers, ribbons, punched paper items, rhinestones, and, prisma powders for the finishing glimmer.
Awesome hands :)

KarenM
05-25-2008, 10:20 PM
Really nice hands...and labeled so we know...cute!!

Patti
05-25-2008, 10:23 PM
OK..here are my 2 hands...I used inks, glitter and glitter gel pens, stickers(oh no!), chipboard, feathers, ribbons, punched paper items, rhinestones, and, prisma powders for the finishing glimmer.

How pretty, elegant and oh so ladylike. Love these.

gemini_moon66
05-27-2008, 11:18 AM
lol-yes! I just had to use those chipboard letters...all glitter-y and pretty! :spinny:
I JUST MAILED MY 'HANDS' TO KAY!



Really nice hands...and labeled so we know...cute!!

fantasy firebird
05-27-2008, 11:24 AM
received wonderful handies from JAD and Teri today!!!! Although nearly had a handy demise when I found that JAD's hands had become totally stuck together!! Luckily for all of us they are now apart - operation completed successfully and handies now intact after some cosmetic surgery - luckily not much was required!!! Worth noting to all of us who put various glazes onto our work, that the darn stuff although dry seems to like to stick to things, especially to other things that also have glaze on!! I have been caught out by this as well so maybe this warning will help prevent others work suffering possible demise!

poshscot
05-27-2008, 01:06 PM
Just adding the finishing touches to my hands tonight and then popping in post tomorrow, promise!!

teri
05-27-2008, 06:25 PM
Glad they arrived...dry! No one likes dishpan hands! LOL

fantasy firebird
05-28-2008, 02:11 PM
cairnlae your hands have arrived safely!!
Welcome to our latest player - crazycat!! Care in the community is a wonderful thing and this is proved by cc who only realised she hadn't signed for the swop when she came to post out to me!! LOL

gemini_moon66
06-02-2008, 12:41 PM
FF~ I hope you receive mine SOON...let me know when they arrive. Cannot wait to see my returns---they have all been great! :spinny:

Duckface
06-02-2008, 01:04 PM
FF mine do not seem to have arrived with you as yet which is a bummer as i sent them the same day i sent my returns for Loralous swap and she has those cards mmm wonder if they have gone via Austria:mask: ...grumblemimblemumble:no: learn to be patient mrs duck:cute:

fantasy firebird
06-02-2008, 01:51 PM
duckface, I have goe through all the received post for my 2 swops - in case I missed yours, but sorry your handies aren't in there. Hopefully they will find their way here soon.
Sandie - fear not!! it always takes ages travelling between us!!

gemini_moon66
06-04-2008, 10:27 AM
Yah! FF rec'd my hands---*whew!*
AND Thanks for the rating! :jiggy:

Duckface
06-04-2008, 03:41 PM
:(:sad::cry: drats matts and double drats my handies still dont seem to have arrived booo thats it i'm calling the postoffice:policeman:

df:(:sad:

fantasy firebird
06-05-2008, 01:52 PM
"Hello, is that the Post Office?? I would like to report the loss of my hands. Yes yes I sent them off to Cheshire well over a week ago!"
OH YEA, this report should look good in their logbooks!! LOL!!
It really is such a shame when items go missing - I seem to have more local post go awol than those than have to cross oceans!! Just to let you know, they still haven't shown up.

Duckface
06-05-2008, 05:36 PM
thanks FF you have made me smile :jimlad: - please please dont hold the swap up for me - its my own fault i should have made and sent them earlier so they could have got lost earlier and i would have some time to make some more:twitcy: - but honestly if they are not with you at close go ahead and swap out who know they may arrive yet - fingers crossed:twitcy:

dfxx

teri
06-05-2008, 07:02 PM
Heck, it's only June 5th...you give up way to easily! There is still time. I am wishing them there tomorrow. ;)

JAD
06-06-2008, 10:56 AM
Hi all,
Just a reminder that I will be out of town from June 7th until June 21st. My handies are in..I will give rep points and I-trader on my return :)
Hugs,
Jeannie

fantasy firebird
06-06-2008, 02:32 PM
right ladies - and gent!! the date for handies is is tomorrow, I will wait until about Wednesday to give the stragglers a chance and then I will hand out the handies!! Should any arrive after that point I will swop those out with whatever hands I have in my stash - I think that is fair on everyone and is acceptable.

crazycat
06-09-2008, 09:16 AM
Did mine arrive?

fantasy firebird
06-09-2008, 11:54 AM
Did mine arrive?

no sign yet!! although I have received from lola 123 today!! will keep vigil at the letterbox!!

crazycat
06-09-2008, 09:50 PM
no sign yet!! although I have received from lola 123 today!! will keep vigil at the letterbox!!

If it gets held over in customs, I'm going to fly to England and do some serious butt kickin':mad:

Duckface
06-10-2008, 02:48 PM
FF i'm not even going to ask:arghh::arghh::cry:

fantasy firebird
06-10-2008, 05:05 PM
sorry Ducks!!! reckon must have been shot flying overhead!!

fantasy firebird
06-16-2008, 12:46 PM
sorry I held on last week just in case some of these missing cards arrived, there seems to have been a few go awol this time around - wonder why?? Anyway I intend to sort out tonight and as long as I have enough correct sized envies I will be taking them to the P/O along with all the CAT swops!!

AnitaM
06-16-2008, 01:55 PM
Your postoffice is going to love you hehhehe- hope there isn't a big queue when you get there. Looking forward to the returns.

fantasy firebird
06-16-2008, 03:30 PM
I really could have done with a hand this evening!!! Handies everywhere!!! table too small lol THEN total confusion!!!! left with 8 left hands!!!!!! what? how? why??? bloomin' 'eck!!! so I go through all the envelopes again!! ok so I made 1 teensy mistake - result = 6 left hands!!! so I have deduced hat some people sent me 2 left hands cos it was easy to draw around them lol so some of you - 3 people to be exact!! will have a set of lefties lol.
Apart from that the only problem I have had is with trying to get hands into envelopes!! worse than getting todders hands into mittens LOL.
Anyway a few of you will be having cat cards sorted into the envies prior to posting, so all I have to do is check the cards and who they are going to and then they will be hitting the post office!!!

gemini_moon66
06-16-2008, 03:33 PM
Oh yeah-cannot wait for the returns!
heh heh
When I had hosted larger swaps, the PO staff would heave a slightly heavy sigh as I'd open the door...I'd pretend I didn't see...make nice with the PO ladies...ya know. :policeman:

crazycat
06-16-2008, 03:33 PM
6 left hands!

yeah, I feel that way often...:err:

fantasy firebird
06-16-2008, 03:39 PM
Oh yeah-cannot wait for the returns!
heh heh
When I had hosted larger swaps, the PO staff would heave a slightly heavy sigh as I'd open the door...I'd pretend I didn't see...make nice with the PO ladies...ya know. :policeman:

Heck I ended up buying them chocolates when I hosted the first colour me in swop!!! Hope that still stands me in good stead LOL. But why do you walk into an empty post office and the next minute theres this huge queue muttering and chunnering behind you!

cairnlae
06-16-2008, 05:04 PM
But why do you walk into an empty post office and the next minute theres this huge queue muttering and chunnering behind you!


Oh soooooo true!!!!!:cute:

fantasy firebird
06-18-2008, 11:02 AM
ok all the ones received have now gone out. The UK ones left last night and the rest (apart from Moonfairy's who will go tomorrow) left this afternoon. I am sorry but rturnland and Duckface I didn't see yours amongst the cards.

purplecat
06-19-2008, 07:55 AM
I am waving to everyone~~ as My hands came today-yeh!
They are super, big thanks to FF for hosting such a great swap, and I received a left hand from JAD with love on it(lots of hearts I love those), and a right hand from Poshscot, with live life to the fullest on it- I love them both!

AnitaM
06-19-2008, 08:46 AM
Hey purplecat I'm waving right back at you and everyone else because I got my hands today as well.

Thanks FF for hosting another fab swap - you gotta hand it to you, you come up with some interesting themes.

I got a lovely green/blue/purple collaged one from goatgoddess.

Another which hasn't got a name on (or at least I can't see it). It is an orange hand with leaves and the words aspire to be stamped onto it. There is 'hand stamped by Christina' stamped on the thumb - the back is black with the words create stamped in copper ink. I have searched through the thread but haven't had any luck-so if this is your hand please put your hand up and claim it so that I can thank you properly.

FF there was an ATC envie in my package from crazy cat - was that meant to be in there?

I can't give reps to GG yet cause I gotta spread it around.

fantasy firebird
06-19-2008, 09:36 AM
Hey purplecat I'm waving right back at you and everyone else because I got my hands today as well.

Thanks FF for hosting another fab swap - you gotta hand it to you, you come up with some interesting themes.

I got a lovely green/blue/purple collaged one from goatgoddess.

Another which hasn't got a name on (or at least I can't see it). It is an orange hand with leaves and the words aspire to be stamped onto it. There is 'hand stamped by Christina' stamped on the thumb - the back is black with the words create stamped in copper ink. I have searched through the thread but haven't had any luck-so if this is your hand please put your hand up and claim it so that I can thank you properly.

FF there was an ATC envie in my package from crazy cat - was that meant to be in there?

I can't give reps to GG yet cause I gotta spread it around.

yes crazy got slightly confused and made lil hands on atcs, bless her. So everyone had big handies I put my cards into the mix and then sorted the atcs out as extras.

crazycat
06-19-2008, 10:10 AM
yes crazy got slightly confused and made lil hands on atcs, bless her.

I'm such a dweeb:wideeyed:

fantasy firebird
06-19-2008, 11:55 AM
I'm such a dweeb:wideeyed:

But so lovely with it that we all forgive you!!

redplantlady
06-19-2008, 02:06 PM
Thanks so much to fantasy firebird for hosting such a fun swap that has made me try my hand at something new:) and "heartfelt" thanks for Purplecat's lovely right hand, and for AnitaM's really decorative left hand, I love them!

poshscot
06-19-2008, 04:06 PM
My fabbulous hands have arrived, thanks to Lise Bu and Rhea, I love them. Thanks FF for hosting such a fun swap.

Lou x

AnitaM
06-19-2008, 04:20 PM
Ok I think I found my missing orange handy person - Christina from Wisconsin

Lise Bu
06-19-2008, 05:02 PM
[quote=fantasy firebird;135016] worse than getting todders hands into mittens LOL. quote]


What's a todder???????? lol :laugh::laugh::laugh::biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh :

sorry hun - anyhooooo I received my handies today (thanks to the post office of mumsie who delivered them to me)

Thanks so much to: drum roll : lola123 and Moonfairy x x x off to leave reps and i-trader x x

Thanks Kay for a fab swop - is it feet next????

crazycat
06-19-2008, 10:08 PM
Thanks Kay for a fab swop - is it feet next????

Feet? I think we should exchange shoes...I have a pair of strappy heels, who else wears a 9 1/2 W?

cairnlae
06-20-2008, 03:13 PM
I might be able to slip into those!I'm a 10 W!!! AS long as the heels aren't tooooo high...;)

Lise Bu
06-21-2008, 01:19 PM
A 10 - OMG - I'm a 5 x lol But i think there might be a difference in size measurements lol x x

cairnlae
06-21-2008, 01:29 PM
well I'm 5 foot 9...so along with long legs I got the big feet!!!!Yes, in Euro size I would wear a 7 1/2....VIVA EUrope!!!LOL....

SallyAnn
06-21-2008, 01:32 PM
Hi, My hands came today! Thank you to Patti and Karenm for wonderfully done hands!!!!! Thank you too to FF for a fun and different swap!!! I am off to leave itrader and reps---

crazycat
06-22-2008, 04:48 AM
I received helping hands from goatgoddess and Patti and trust me, today I needed them!

Moonfairy
06-23-2008, 10:23 AM
I got two wonderful hands today from Patti and Gemini_moon66 :D

Thanks you both *hug*

Craftygirl34
06-23-2008, 12:07 PM
Hi Kay i got mine at the weekend, but havent been on as been trying to get in front with my swaps. Thanks for hosting a fun swap.

Thanks to cairnlae and redplantlady for my brill hands. :D

teri
06-23-2008, 03:55 PM
I had hands awaiting me when I got home today, yeah! I got a lovely little handy from SallyAnn and cute, cute hand ATC from crazycat and a hand from my favorite artist here at AFA...ME! LMAO! Either I have crappy hands or FF's right hand didn't know what her left hand was doing. :unsure: This is one reason I never send in what I wouldn't want to receive back in a swap! LOL :D

Thank you FF and my handy artists! Off to leave iTrader and reps... :)

KarenM
06-23-2008, 05:22 PM
I thought I had posted earlier...guess not!

Thanks FF for the great swap.
I received mine from "Lilmistypo" , lovely!
and Corrie04...Very nice,
Thanks ladies, love'em!

fantasy firebird
06-23-2008, 06:27 PM
Teri oh Teri oh Teri my hands go out in appeal to you I am wringing my hands, my head is in my hands in abject misery - how the hell did I manage to send you your own fair hand back??? I could use the I got confused with too many left hands excuse, but with only 2 hands per person.......oh woe is me!!!!!! If there is another person who I sent their own hand back to perhaps you will be able to swop!! I'll make you a FF set and send to you - this should NOT happen!!! Oh woe , oh DRAT, oh piffle!!!!

teri
06-23-2008, 06:47 PM
FF, enough beating yourself up! All is well, I'm not the least bit upset. Don't send me more hands, I'm up to my elbows in them. :) I'm relieved to hear it wasn't because they weren't good enough. :)

Patti
06-23-2008, 06:56 PM
My beautiful hands arrived today, And they are marvelous.

Patti
06-23-2008, 07:19 PM
Clicked too soon AGAIN@. Love 'em to pieces.

I've got two left hands and two right hands
Lefties from redplantlady and mrubyjean
Righties fromkkCairnlae and craftygirl34

These are so delightful ladies. Thank you so much. And special thanks to Kay for a teriffic swap. Off now to do I-trader and rockin' reps.

JAD
06-24-2008, 04:36 AM
Hello all, I'm back..China was awesome..will post about it later.

I received to wonderful hands right and left.
1) craftygirl34 : "beauty"...just love it!!
2) SallyAnn : cute little hand (you have the tiniest hand I ever saw) :)

A big thank you too our wonderful host FF. Off to leave rep points and I-trader

mrubyjean
06-24-2008, 09:54 AM
Got great hands today ~ right from AnitaM and left from lola123! Thank you ~ and thanks to Fantasy Firebird for a really cool creative swap!

cairnlae
06-25-2008, 04:20 PM
I recieved the very SMALL hands of both mrubyjean and patti....I guess MY hands match my big 10 W feet!!!LOL!!!!

corrie04
06-26-2008, 08:11 PM
I received beautiful hands from Jean and codesmom! Thank you everyone!

gemini_moon66
06-27-2008, 11:27 AM
rec'd 'hands' from both 'Kate Moss'(are you the supermodel?) and Moonfairy-gorgeous!

cairnlae
06-28-2008, 09:44 PM
ohhh I bet kate Moss's hands were TINY!!..LOL...

goatgoddess
06-30-2008, 11:20 PM
my most wonderful hands got here a few days ago - love them! so very pretty!
off to leave rep points for J4m13 and Olive - thanks so much for hosting such a fun swap FF!

Christina
07-04-2008, 04:16 AM
Hi Christina here. Sorry about the confusion on my hand signature. I was a bit late on sending so didn't know if I would be swapped out or an RaK to FF.
My thanks to the following artists for their wonderful hands across the pond. First was Corrie M. Love the "Patern Emergence" title-very fitting. I love metallic colors and the technique you used was wonderful.
I also got the righty from Georgie F. in the UK-thanks much:) Great job!
Cheers, Christina