View Full Version : Vintage Bathing Beauties Swap Due June 1st

03-21-2008, 08:11 PM
Swap Due Date - June 1st
Signup/withdraw date - May 15th
Number of Cards - 3/3
Number of participants -limit 30

Vintage Bathing Beauties Swap

This is a theme that I just love so come join me and celebrate those vintage bathing beauties. Use collage, stamping, fabric etc to create your ATCs and share your passion with the rest of us.

• This is a 3 for 3 swap due to me by the 1st June 2008 - remember that I am in Australia (post from the US can take 2 weeks).
• Late arrivals will be returned to their creators...
• If you need to withdraw at any time, not a problem but please let me know
• Australian players please include a Stamped SAE.
• International players please include an addressed label and I will cover your postage - an extra ATC is welcome to help cover the cost but by no means essential. If you would like to include the same postage that it cost to send your cards so that I can use that in my swaps that would be lovely. Please write your user name and swap title on your envelope to me.
• Please also remember to put your user name on the back of all your cards
• PLEASE no heavy or bulky embellishments
• Please tape your envies closed so that we don't lose any cards
• Please PM me for my address when you are ready to send your cards
• All cards must fit in a plastic ATC sleeve
• Make sure your usersname is on the back of all your cards

I think that’s all – If you have any questions or I have forgotten something please PM me or post to the thread.

Most of all – Have Fun!!!!!!!

Who wants to join me????????

1. stormarela - withdrawn
2. rocketwoman - withdrawn
3 .scrampersue - arrived 30/5/2008
4. MandyS
5. toni - arrived 24/4/2008
6. PaperScraps - arrived 8/5/2008
7. Ria - arrived 27/5/2008
8. friedaquilter - arrived 15/4/2008
9. WOClovers
10. lori.rn - arrived 30/5/2008
11. gatos53 - arrived 28/5/2008
12. TheGlassBeadDame - withdrawn
13. maxie23 - arrived 27/5/2008
14. anne - arrived 14/4/2008
15. adifferentstory - arrived 1/4/2008
16. SallyAnn - arrived 3/6/2008
17. mtpaperplayer - withdrawn
18. Pennyquilter - arrived 18/4/2008
19. Bratgirl524 - withdrawn
20. Stargroves - arrived 27/5/2008
21. j4mi3 - withdrawn
22. karine - arrived 3/6/2008
23. SeaSong - arrived 8/5/2008
24. Bunnie - arrived 14/4/2008
25. Elena - arrived 8/4/2008
26. citykitten - arrived 3/6/2008
27. jazzie - arrived 19/5/2008
28. smokeysmom - arrrived 14/4/2008
29. VBR - withdrawn
30 Artpup - arrived 27/5/2008
31. crafty - withdrawn
32. Joni Owens - arrived 23/5/2008

03-22-2008, 12:42 AM
Please sign me up!

03-22-2008, 02:13 AM
i'd love to join. do you have some examples of some of these cards. i'd love to see them. thanks

03-22-2008, 02:30 AM


03-22-2008, 03:54 AM
welcome stormarela, rocketwoman & scrampersue. Have attached a couple of ATCs in the first post as inspiration

03-22-2008, 05:09 AM
Please can I join in?

03-22-2008, 05:33 AM
Welcome MandyS - glad to have you on board

03-22-2008, 09:53 AM
May I join please?

03-22-2008, 12:44 PM
May I join? :)

03-22-2008, 01:35 PM
Yes please, this is one of my favourite themes and I could do with some more for my collection!!!!!!!

03-22-2008, 01:38 PM
I would love to get my feet wet so to speak and join in this swap if possible?

03-22-2008, 03:05 PM
May I join?

03-22-2008, 05:19 PM
add me as well!

03-22-2008, 05:49 PM
A big welcome to toni, Paperscraps, Ria, friedaquilter, WOClovers & lori.rn - great to have you on board

03-22-2008, 10:35 PM
I'd like to join this please....

03-23-2008, 12:24 AM
gatos53 - glad to have you

03-23-2008, 03:21 AM
This sounds like fun. Can I join?

03-23-2008, 03:31 AM
welcome TheGlassBead Dame - glad you can play

03-23-2008, 04:14 AM
Would like to play. Can they be hand drawn or must they be collage?

03-23-2008, 04:31 AM
welcome maxie23 - You can certainly include hand drawn elements if you wish

03-23-2008, 06:23 AM
Can i join too please??

03-23-2008, 06:39 AM
Could I sign up please?

03-23-2008, 06:43 AM
welcome to anne and adifferentstory - glad you can join us

03-23-2008, 09:16 AM
May I please join?

03-23-2008, 12:34 PM
Jonquil, sorry to just drop in, but I spotted this swap a minute ago and thought, I'm going on holiday soon, I can send you a photo of ME on the beach (I'm sure that would qualify!!!:twitcy::twitcy:).
Sorry, going to leave you in peace now, ( Just put it down to Chocolate poisioning!!!)

03-23-2008, 02:43 PM
Here are my ATC's. Hope they are ok. If they are I'll get them in the post to you on Wednesday.

03-23-2008, 05:30 PM
Do you have room for one more? If so, I'd like to join!:wubclub:

03-23-2008, 06:09 PM
Count me in too.

03-23-2008, 06:15 PM
Welcome SallyAnn, mtpaperplayer & Pennyquilter - glad you could join us

03-23-2008, 06:16 PM
what great cards adifferentstory

03-23-2008, 10:18 PM
Lisa... Youre going to drive me nuts with these swaps!! :wacko: I just love your ideas! Sign me up please! :)

03-23-2008, 10:54 PM
Welcome to this swap Bratgirl524 - I aim to please:D

03-24-2008, 07:03 AM
Please may I join you in this Jonquil? I love the idea of both these swaps ,sounds like fun :)

03-24-2008, 04:27 PM
welcome Stargroves - glad you can play

03-24-2008, 08:09 PM
i would like to play along on this swap too!
do cards need to be different or can they be alike?
thank you!

03-24-2008, 10:31 PM
welcome j4mi3 & karine - glad you can play. Your cards can be the same if you wish as they will go out to different people

03-25-2008, 10:01 AM
Can I join?

03-25-2008, 09:26 PM
Is it too late to join? I jsut came across some great bathing beauties I didn't know I had (an old calendar from 1999) and had an epiphany on how to make them in to cards!

03-26-2008, 01:59 AM
Welcome SeaSong & Bunnie - always plenty of room on this beach

03-26-2008, 09:14 AM
I think you missed me...(#39)

03-26-2008, 03:02 PM
Opps - sorry Elena - welcome :D

03-28-2008, 11:22 PM
Hello - can I please join? I am in Australia.

03-29-2008, 01:50 AM
citykitten - great to have another Aussie on board - welcome

03-29-2008, 01:47 PM
Hi Jonquil - please add my name to the list. Thank you!

03-29-2008, 05:17 PM
Can I join?

03-29-2008, 05:36 PM
welcome jazzie & smokeysmom - glad you can play

03-30-2008, 11:32 AM
can I be in on this Please:wubclub::wubclub:

03-30-2008, 12:20 PM
I would like to join this swap. May I?

03-30-2008, 03:28 PM
Welcome VBR - glad you found us

03-31-2008, 02:19 AM
Welcome Artpup - glad you can play

03-31-2008, 07:10 AM
sign me up please
crafty joan in italy

04-01-2008, 01:44 AM
welcome crafty - glad to have you on board

04-01-2008, 01:51 AM
adifferentstory your beauties have landed safely in sunny Sydney - thanks for the extras

04-01-2008, 10:45 PM

I have a question. Does the vintage lady involved have to be from the early 20th century or can it be a little more recent (like the 1950's or so)?

04-02-2008, 02:58 AM
I think that the 50s count as vintage - i googled vintage once and it covered the 1950s and way back

04-06-2008, 11:40 AM
Completed cards for Swap:

04-06-2008, 04:18 PM
what wonderful cards smokeysmom - can't wait to see them in real llife

04-07-2008, 02:13 PM
Here are my Bathing Babes with an extra one for jonquil

04-07-2008, 04:48 PM
What gorgeous cards Frieda - can't wait to see them in 'real life'!!!!

04-08-2008, 02:38 AM
Elena, your bathing beauties have arrived safe and sound - thank you for the paper & stamps - much appreciated

04-09-2008, 10:14 PM
Just got a new stamp that works perfectly for this swap so will be having some fun over the next few days

04-10-2008, 11:48 AM
I've popped my Bathing Beauties and Vintage Nudies in the mail to you today, jonquil!

04-10-2008, 04:14 PM

04-15-2008, 07:36 PM
Just wanted you to know that my bathing beauties are on their way.

04-15-2008, 08:18 PM
Wonderful toni - will let you know as soon as they get here

04-17-2008, 07:26 AM
anne, friedaquilter, Bunnie & smokeysmom - all your wonderful cards are here safe & sound. thank you for the extras you included:D

04-20-2008, 05:46 PM
Pennyquilter - your beauties have arrived - thank you for the extras:)

04-20-2008, 05:47 PM
Seasong - what gorgeous cards - can't wait to see them in real life:jiggy:

04-24-2008, 07:26 AM
toni - your bathing beauties arrived safe & sound today - thanks for the extras

05-02-2008, 11:24 AM
My cards are ready.

05-03-2008, 10:48 PM
what fab cards will PM you my address

Joni Owens
05-04-2008, 12:11 AM
Do you have room for me?

05-04-2008, 01:37 AM
Hi Joni - we can squeeze you in;)

05-08-2008, 03:28 AM
Have received wonderful cards from SeaSong - thanks for the extra

05-08-2008, 03:29 AM
Paperscraps your awesome cards arrived here today - thank you for the extra & the $

05-12-2008, 10:22 PM
my beauties and my nudies were mailed to you today sharing the same envelope - trying to upload pics -jazzie

05-16-2008, 08:23 PM
jazzie - will let you know when they arrive

05-18-2008, 07:01 AM
Hi Jonquil I'm ready to post my cards, here's a thumbnail :). Will pm you for your address.


This was fun, made me try some new ideas. Thanks!

05-18-2008, 04:19 PM
wonderful work Stargroves - will let you know as soon as they arrive

05-19-2008, 04:03 AM
jazzie - your bathing beauties are here safe and sound - thanks for the postage - will definitely come in handy

05-19-2008, 07:23 PM
Mine will be swimming to you Tuesday, If I have time Ill scan them for you!

05-20-2008, 01:39 AM
I am so sorry, jonquil, but I am going to have to withdraw. My muse is not working with me and the bathing beauties. :(

05-20-2008, 10:22 AM
Here are my cards. I am getting them in the mail this morning, hope they get there on time :)

05-20-2008, 12:15 PM
Can I have your addy. I won't be mailing until Friday...........am keeping my fingers crossed that they arrive in time. The calendar got out of hand on myside and then I realized that you are on the otherside of the world!!

05-20-2008, 10:50 PM
mine will be postal on Thursday along with the nudes :)

05-22-2008, 01:56 AM
here is my vintage bathing beauty

05-22-2008, 09:14 PM
mine are in the mail!can't wait to see what lovely things everyone has created!
i forgot to sign my cards ( no biggie,i guess) and i forgot to put the at sign(@) in my email add.(i use a 1920s typewriter to fill out my card backs and that symbol is not on it.) i guess everyone will figure out what is missing!

05-23-2008, 05:27 PM
Joni Owens your cards have arrived safe & Sound - thank you for the extra

05-23-2008, 05:57 PM
My cards are in the mail. I do hope they get there in time.

05-23-2008, 10:33 PM
Hi-my Beauties are all ready for the post in the morning. They are posing in my gallery if you want to take a peek. 3 are for the swap and one is a thank you for our wonderful hostess.

05-24-2008, 01:17 AM
Looking forward to some great mail in my letter box in the coming days - there are some fabulous cards

05-24-2008, 06:16 AM
Here are my cards they will be going out on Monday.


05-24-2008, 12:53 PM
Ooh those are lovely citykitten, there are some scrummy cards coming up in this theme!:D

05-27-2008, 07:41 AM
What a fabulous mail day today - 4 envies full of wonderful cards. Artpup, Stargroves, Ria & maxie23 your beauties are here safe and sound. thank you all so muchfor the extra cards and goodies - am going to enjoy swapping these out.

the last few are in the mail so hopefully they will be here within the week. will keep you posted

05-27-2008, 11:09 AM
Mine are in the mail somewhere. I didn't have time to scan and share......

05-28-2008, 06:14 AM
gatos53 - your cards arrived today - fab work and than you for the extra.

05-30-2008, 12:39 AM
When I mailed these cards last week my little post office was closed for lunch to I went to another post office down the road. The young man at the counter weighed it and put on the stamps. Today it came back to me because it had INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE. :sad:I went back to him and complained thinking I would add more stamps (the ones on it had been canceled) but realized that it would never get to Australia in time. When I told him to forget it, it was too late he said in a snotty voice "Thank's for coming in to rub my nose in it" and he LAUGHED.:mad:I was so angry by then that I was speechless and just left. He might not be laughing when he finds out that the postmaster of that office is a friend of mine.

Anyway- I guess I am out of this swap. If anyone has an old, leftover card you want to trade for mine, PM me.

05-30-2008, 06:21 PM
That is such a shame - sometimes the post offices thinkk they are gods - but our options for sending are limited. In Autralia we have one option - My local post office is fabulous so I am lucky.

05-30-2008, 06:51 PM
SCrampersue & lori.rn - your wondeful cards have arrived - thank you for the extras

05-30-2008, 10:21 PM
When I mailed these cards last week my little post office was closed for lunch to I went to another post office down the road. The young man at the counter weighed it and put on the stamps. Today it came back to me because it had INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE. :sad:I went back to him and complained thinking I would add more stamps (the ones on it had been canceled) but realized that it would never get to Australia in time. When I told him to forget it, it was too late he said in a snotty voice "Thank's for coming in to rub my nose in it" and he LAUGHED.:mad:I was so angry by then that I was speechless and just left. He might not be laughing when he finds out that the postmaster of that office is a friend of mine.

Anyway- I guess I am out of this swap. If anyone has an old, leftover card you want to trade for mine, PM me.

Report him! How rude. The PO I go to is a small branch, but the ladies are the best, are quick and helpful. And.......when I mail from there my mail gets to it's destination a whole lot quicker. Can't figure it out since it all leaves at the same time.

06-03-2008, 04:31 AM
What a great mail day - received cards from city kitten, karine & Sally Ann - thank you so much for the extra cards and stamps and $

06-03-2008, 04:33 AM
I think that is all the cards in - haven't heard back from the two players whose cards are not here - so that means I will be swapping out tomorrow and will get them in the post on Thursday.:jiggy: Would do them tonight but Year 9 reports await:eek:

06-08-2008, 07:10 AM
The returns have gone postal - so keep an eye on your mail boxes in a week or so for our OS players and a bit sooner for our Aussie participants. There was a fabulous array of cards so there should be something to please everyone. DOn't forget to post to the thread when they arrive at their destinations so I know they hve gotten there safe and sound.

06-08-2008, 07:44 AM
I'm excited about my returns. I'll b stalking the postman now. Poor fella LOL I'll let you know as soon as they touchdown here.

06-10-2008, 11:27 AM
How exciting, I'm really looking forward to the beach party!

06-13-2008, 07:24 AM
I received my wonderfu; returns this morning. Thank you so much for hosting this fun swap.

Many thanks to:
smokeysmom for Bathing Beauties
lori.rn - vintage lady with parasol
sea song - Listen to the song of the sea.

06-13-2008, 02:01 PM
My bathing beauties have safely landed in Scotland! Thanks so much to lori.rn, Jazzie and Paperswaps for these exquisite ladies and many thanks to jonquil for organizing such a fun swap!

06-13-2008, 09:22 PM
Great returns received today. Great Swap jonquil and thanks for the wonderful swap cards. Hugs, Maggie

06-15-2008, 01:01 AM
My Bathing Beauties arrived on Friday. Thank you to adifferentstory, SallyAnn and Mary Watkin for great gards and to jonquil for hosting a great swap.

06-15-2008, 09:58 AM
My beautiful ladies have arrived - many thanks to smokeysmom ( great montage! ), jazzie (golden beauty ) and Gatos53 ( snapshot ). All3 cards are fabulous and will be treasured.

Thanks Jonquil for being a great hostess!

06-15-2008, 11:42 AM
My cards arrived too from anne, adifferentstory and artpup. Thanks ladies! And thank you jonquil for such a fun swap. :)

06-16-2008, 02:28 PM
Mine arrived today (June 15) from citykitten, adifferentstory, and paperscrapes. I love them all! Great job ladies and a big round of applause to Jonquil! Clap, clap, clap!

06-16-2008, 02:36 PM
Hi, My beauties came ashore today! Lovely cards from Ria, gatos53 and toni. Thank you, ladies for the cards. Also, thank you to our wonderful host for a fun and great swap! I am off to leave itrader and reps-------

Joni Owens
06-16-2008, 05:21 PM
Yeah!!!!! My ladies were in the mail today. Jonquil - great job on the swap. Scampersue, City Kitten, and Maxie23 - your cards are awesome!! Love them!

06-16-2008, 06:53 PM
rec'd cards from joni owens,gatos 53 and scrapper sue today . definitely some of the nicest i have rec'd in a while- thanks so much! thanks to jonquil too! looking forward to more great swaps.

06-17-2008, 10:25 AM
I have a couple a lovely beauties who have made it across the world to me - escorted by one of my own cards:D. Thank you to Sea Song and to Maxie23 for their great cards and to Jonquil for hosting. I-trader and rep left (Sea Song I got another of your cards today, will leave rep as soon as I'm able :) )

06-18-2008, 08:54 AM
Received really nice atcs from Gatos53, Seasong and Ria. Thanks to all and to Jonquil for hosting!

06-19-2008, 08:15 PM
Rec fun cards today from stargroves,elena and pennyquilter! Thanks for a great swap jonquil!!

06-19-2008, 10:04 PM
I'd love to know who got my 3rd beauty?????

06-25-2008, 04:16 AM
Many thanks going out to a great host and to toni, Stargroves and Pennyquilter for lovely atcs. received. All are very nice!!!

06-29-2008, 11:37 PM
Looks like returns have arrived - am going to have the thread archived