View Full Version : ALL THINGS VINTAGE - an ATC Swap - Due February 7, 2012

12-06-2011, 05:54 AM
Due Date: February 7, 2012 Please remember I am in Australia!!!
Sign-Up: none - as long as your cards get to me in time!
Withdraw Date: January 31, 2012
No. of Participants: UNLIMITED
No. of Cards: 3:3 or 6:6
Medium: All welcome please keep any stickers to a minimum


This swap is about ALL THINGS VINTAGE.
Anything VINTAGE goes - I am a huge fan of the vintage papers - especially in the browns

All cards must be standard size 2.5" x 3.5".
All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves.
Original art only, each card can be the same or 3 different ones. No copies please.

* Cards are due to me by February 7, 2012. Please allow enough time for your cards to get to me. 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.

* Please include at least username, real name and origin on the back of your cards. We cant leave RepPoints when we dont know who you are. And its always fun to know where cards come from.

* Please PM for my address when your cards are ready to go

Australian players - please include a stamp equivalent to your postage usually $1.20
International players I will cover international - any contributions are very grateful

ALL players please include a LARGE address label with your username on the back I will provide the envelopes

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) is greatly appreciated but is not required.

5. Embellishments Please keep them as flat as possible! Also please ensure that your completed card will fit into standard pockets and that the embellishments are securely fastened so they don't fall off during shipping.

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)

PLAYERS ( purple players have been received )

1 RaineyDay
2 D-Dazzled71
3 WeAre138
4 Goatgirl
5 Sandyuintah
6 Icraft
7 CynthiaSillitoe
8 Soto
9 Mellyr
10 DenaCottrell
11 MariaJayne
12 ArtDuJunque
13 LJ8677
14 Tjs
15 Pikkis
16 Louisezee
17 Nightvamp
18 Meihsialiu
19 Creativemeemee
20 Cee70
21 Wildgoose
22 Yellowsharkbait
23 Margoartist
24 Catscradle
25 Dipsydoo1968
26 NYJunkie
27 HappyJappe
28 Neca84
29 Simmo

12-06-2011, 10:01 AM
I want to join. I love vintage too!

12-06-2011, 03:58 PM
I'd love to play along with this one thanks Jesimal :)

12-06-2011, 04:20 PM
Lurking for now - sounds cool!

12-06-2011, 04:23 PM
I'd love to play :)

12-06-2011, 04:28 PM
Me too, please! For international players, how can we compensate you? Is U.S. postage or money useful to you, or???

12-06-2011, 09:14 PM
Would love to join in!

12-06-2011, 09:50 PM
Love vintage! Could I please join?

12-06-2011, 10:14 PM
Looks like this is the place to be .... please sign me up! I love vintage!

12-06-2011, 11:15 PM
I've got some vintage pages to use up, so I'd love to join. :)

12-07-2011, 01:15 AM
Love the theme - I AM the theme!:D Sign me up.

12-07-2011, 02:08 AM
oh oh me me me and a "local" postage lol id love to join

12-07-2011, 02:36 AM
I would like to participate.

12-07-2011, 08:13 AM
Me too, please! For international players, how can we compensate you? Is U.S. postage or money useful to you, or???

Goatgiel - US postage is fine :) thank you

12-07-2011, 08:14 AM
Ooohhhhh you so owe me!!!! Sign me up!!!!!

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12-07-2011, 08:15 AM
so many people already!!

Thanks everyone for playing!

12-07-2011, 08:45 AM
I'd love to play too, I'd be another international player for you.

12-07-2011, 09:06 AM
Here's mine :)


Jesimal, I have your address from your other swap so I'll get these out to you today

12-07-2011, 10:22 AM
Dang it! I keep saying stay away from swaps and then another great one is posted! I'm in...I can't help myself!

12-07-2011, 01:06 PM
Id like to play, please :)! And will send you some US-postage...

12-07-2011, 02:31 PM
Great cards, WeAre138! Boy, you're speedy!

12-07-2011, 10:43 PM
Lurking for now....

12-08-2011, 06:17 AM
Welcome to all the new players!!

12-09-2011, 07:43 AM
Of course Nightvamp - everyone is welcome to join!
welcome Meihsialiu & Creativemeemee also

12-11-2011, 07:08 AM
Welcome Cee70 - if you have any questions please just let me know :)

12-11-2011, 12:53 PM
I finished my cards last night and here they are :)! I hope they are vintage enough; Ive used a vintage picture on each card and tried to include some vintage-looking embellishments... Ill pm for your address, Jesimal!

12-11-2011, 10:51 PM
Please sign me up - this will happily be my Winter holidays-at-home project!

12-11-2011, 11:02 PM
Pikkis your cards are awesome

Cat's Cradle
12-11-2011, 11:04 PM

12-12-2011, 06:39 AM
Welcome Wildgoose

hope to see you again soon Castscradle

12-12-2011, 12:02 PM
Thanks for your kind words everyone and thanks for the address, Jesimal! Ill ship the cards this week as I havent finished the backs yet...

12-12-2011, 02:38 PM
I would love to participate. Everything I've been sending out seems to have the vintage theme.

12-13-2011, 09:02 AM
I love vintage. I need to make sure I have time. I'll be lurking.

12-13-2011, 09:50 AM
I finished my cards last night and here they are :)! I hope they are vintage enough; Ive used a vintage picture on each card and tried to include some vintage-looking embellishments... Ill pm for your address, Jesimal!

Pikkis your cards are beautiful - what a great set of cards to share in the forum!

12-14-2011, 12:47 PM
Thank you ICraft for your sweet words :)! And Jesimal, my cards went into mail today!

12-15-2011, 04:02 AM
Amazing cards Pikkis

12-15-2011, 09:34 PM
Welcome Yellowsharkbait

12-18-2011, 04:45 AM
Lurking for now but I might play... heehee

Cat's Cradle
12-18-2011, 02:47 PM
Found my vintage collage images (the reason I was lurking before). I'd like to join if I may. :D

12-19-2011, 01:25 AM
Welcome Margoartist & Catscradle

Hope to see all you "lurkers" again soon :)

12-20-2011, 11:13 PM
here are my cards i hope you like them, i was inspired recently to try using fabrics on my cards so these are my first (2 are fabric cards) could i please have your address to post

12-21-2011, 11:34 AM
Those cards are beautiful mellyr :)!

Cat's Cradle
12-21-2011, 11:48 PM
Lovely cards melly!

12-22-2011, 12:02 AM
thank you,im so glad you all like them

12-22-2011, 04:19 PM
I'll have these scanned and in the mail next week.

12-26-2011, 10:04 AM
I was able to make some Vintage ATCs and they are ready to mail. Please sign me up and send me your address.

12-28-2011, 07:21 PM
WooHoo! ALL swaps done! Happy New Year!! Going postal from Houston manana,,, thanks for hosting.

12-28-2011, 09:33 PM
My cards went in the mail today!

12-28-2011, 11:34 PM
I have a heap of mail here - will go through and update the cards that have arrived in the next few days :)

12-30-2011, 04:41 PM
Mine are done. (Forgive the scan on the first one. It shows the border misaligned. I fixed it, but just don't have time right now to do another scan.)





12-31-2011, 04:24 AM
Great cards Cynthia :)!

12-31-2011, 05:14 PM
I would love to contribute to this if you don't mind a newb signing up.

01-02-2012, 06:30 PM
welcome to all the new people - I cant update on my phone so will do so later today :)

01-02-2012, 09:43 PM
Here is a preview of what I've been working on for this swap. You can't see the glazing details very well in the pics. All of the pictures/words came from a 1940's elementary reader. Well, the second photo won't load, ill try again later.

01-02-2012, 09:59 PM
Let's see if it works this time.

01-03-2012, 08:23 AM
Have updated all the cards that have been received
If you need my address please just send me a message :)

Have fun :)

01-03-2012, 02:13 PM
Awesome cards ArtDuJunque and Nightvamp :)! And wow, youve been CREATIVE with so many cards!!!

01-03-2012, 04:48 PM
Lurking and thinking of designs for now....

01-06-2012, 03:06 PM
I'm so sorry but I must withdraw from your swap. I feel terrible about it, but I have health issues that make it impossible for me to work on my art for a while.

Fortunately, I already have the Hello Kitty cards almost complete so I will get those in the mail to you Monday.
Dena Cottrell

01-06-2012, 08:50 PM
Gorgeous cards from so many players like mellyr, tjs, and NighVamp! Everyone's cards are awesome!

01-06-2012, 11:00 PM
Mine went out today! Woo Hoo, I just joined and I'm already addicted to swapping :D

01-06-2012, 11:55 PM
Art Du Junque - It really doesn't take much to get addicted to this hobby because it is sooo much fun and the players are so wonderful!

01-07-2012, 03:48 PM
Mine are ready to go. Just need an address. Have pm'd you

01-09-2012, 08:32 AM
thanks to those who's cards have arrived :)

01-10-2012, 11:44 PM
Starting to worry 'bout cards getting there... mailed way back in 2011 :eek:

01-11-2012, 03:51 PM
Ditto! If it's any consolation tjs, I think it took three weeks for my cards to arrive in Australia for the last swap, so I'm assuming they'll get there eventually!

01-11-2012, 08:05 PM
My cards were mailed on Jan. 5. I still see you haven't added me to the player list even though I sent you a PM. I guess you have overlooked my request.

01-12-2012, 09:03 PM
Hmm....has anyone seen the Vintage ATC muse lately? Every card I've tried to make in the past week has been awful so if anyone is holding that muse hostage would you please let me borrow her for a couple of days so I can get my cards made. :goofy:

01-15-2012, 02:17 AM
Thank goodness the vintage muse made it to my house - thanks louisezee for sending her my way. :laugh:

Here's my cards - hope you like them and I will mail them out on Monday.

01-15-2012, 02:20 AM
Is it too late to join this? I am in Australia so postage won't take long :yes:

01-15-2012, 05:21 PM
I"m Sorry to have to drop out of the swap , Jesimal , as I have have done the sin of over-commitment ... ( not just here at AFA )!

And at this point, judging by what others are saying, and with dear Canada Post the way it is.....I don't think even mailing them tomorrow-if they were ready- would work..

Next time, perhaps,thank-you!

01-15-2012, 07:04 PM
Lovely cards, ICraft! I love your sewing-themed one!

01-16-2012, 07:06 AM
welcome to all the new players

I have updated those whose cards have arrived :)

Dont forget to message me when you are ready for my address :)

01-16-2012, 01:24 PM
Hi Jesimal, sent a PM last Friday, you may have overlooked it. If you could send me your addy, I'll pop my cards in the mail for a trip to you!

My cards are in my gallery.

01-18-2012, 02:43 PM
Mine finally made it to the mailbox yesterday

01-19-2012, 10:38 PM
I am going to have to withdraw. I hate to but I am into report cards now and have been ill (again). With mail as it is lately I don't think my cards will get there in time if I finish them on the weekend. So sorry Jesimal.

01-20-2012, 01:21 AM
Hi Jesimal , I also am going to have to withdraw from this swap......I have a couple of other pressing committments that have developed in the last few days that need my attention. I am sorry.

01-20-2012, 05:16 AM
have pm'd you, you may not have gotten it, please send me your address my cards are ready to go

01-20-2012, 08:09 AM
Any word or update on cards, I'm begining to worry that they may have gotten lost.

01-22-2012, 02:51 PM
My cards should have arrived by now. I mailed them out on Jan. 5. Please keep me updated.

Cat's Cradle
01-23-2012, 09:25 AM
Barbara, I regret that I must withdraw. My cards just haven't happened....and I'm out of time. :(

01-23-2012, 10:45 AM
Mailed mine last week, Wednesday. Just a heads up for you.

01-23-2012, 06:55 PM
Anyone want to share Jesimal's address with me? Please. Sent her a message days ago, with no reply. (I'm in her Hello Kitty swap that is due on Feb. 1st...not sure if it will make it to Australia in time?)

01-24-2012, 02:36 AM
Thanks for all the messages, I got it now. :)

01-27-2012, 06:16 AM
Can I please join? They're ready to go, so pls say yes :D

sure - do you still have my address??

01-27-2012, 06:35 AM
thanks to everyone whos cards have arrived :)

01-30-2012, 06:35 PM
Just checking to see if my cards had made it to you.

02-06-2012, 07:20 AM
just letting everyone know that the players list is up todate as at 9.20pm 6/2/12 :)

02-09-2012, 11:10 PM
Wow, 3 weeks and still my cards haven't made it to you!

02-10-2012, 04:29 AM
I just read Jesimal's note on when the player list was updated - I was about to tease her that it wasn't June yet but luckily the lightbulb went off in my head and I remembered that the date is written with the day first then month then year in many other countries. It's so interesting learning all these different things - like different expressions or ways to write things - things we never think twice about in our own country - how awesome it is that we can be in touch all over the world.

02-11-2012, 01:01 AM
just waiting on a few more to arrive then i will do the swap out :)

02-11-2012, 08:03 AM
YAY! They did make it--relief!

02-17-2012, 10:59 PM

02-17-2012, 11:22 PM
Will be doing the swap out this weekend with all the cards that have arrived :)

03-09-2012, 12:49 AM
I was just popping in for a peek too louisezee...I'm so excited to see what I get in the swap.:spinny:

03-09-2012, 02:06 AM
Any word if the returns have been mailed?

Carole Cadek
03-10-2012, 03:56 PM
Hi players, PMs have been sent to you to let you know the status of this swap. If you have any questions, please contact a Mod.

03-10-2012, 06:41 PM
Oh that pm made me feel sick