View Full Version : Vintage Birds/Birdcage ATCs ~ Due February 17th

12-12-2011, 05:48 PM
Swap Due Date - February 17, 2012

Signup/withdraw date - open; please be sure to notify me ASAP if you need to withdraw so we can open up any spots for people who might be on a waiting list. Lack of communication will result in neutral i-trader.

Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - 20
Medium: collage/stamping/mixed media

SWAP DIRECTIONS: Thanks to everybody who made my first swap (Winter-themed birds) such a great one! Since this is my second time hosting at AFA, I am limited to 20 participants.

For this swap you will send in 3 collage/stamping or mixed media-type ATCs; each
one should include a birdcage and a bird in vintage style. I'm all for color, so don't feel the need to limit yourself to sepia tones! You will receive three ATCs in return. Please do not use embellishments that require your envelope to be hand-canceled/extra postage because of bumpiness/extra thickness.

Please send a self-addressed business-sized envelope with LOOSE postage, for whatever it cost you to send to me. International participants, please send $1 (U.S.) or loose U.S. postage, along with a self-addressed envie. Please be sure to put my address in the top left-hand corner of your return envelope. Label both envelopes with your AFA name and swap name, and indicate that it is for the AFA swap, as I'm hosting a similar swap on another trading site. Also be sure to include this information on the back of each ATC, and enclose each in an ATC sleeve. Be sure to mail in plenty of time so your cards reach me before the deadline.

Players - when you receive your cards for the swap, remember to leave iTrader for the Host (me) and Rep Points for the people you received cards from. Just click on the blue link next to each person's name!

Just a note: I do not have internet access over the weekends, and it will be hit and miss during the two weeks of Christmas/New Year's, so don't worry if you don't get a response from me right away on an email or post--I will update as soon as I can. Thanks!

Participants: (green=ATCs received)

1. margoartist http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1144800&postcount=2
2. KittyNL http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1145080&postcount=4
3. mariloupatch http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1145082&postcount=5
4. meredithu http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1145150&postcount=7
5. Blanche http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1145189&postcount=9
6. ferretgirl http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1145323&postcount=10
7. Pikkis http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1145461&postcount=12
8. RaineyDay http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1145558&postcount=14
9. Maineatc http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1145610&postcount=16
10. Birdlover http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1168980&postcount=77
11. yellowsharkbait http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1146173&postcount=21
12. sabrinalouisemiller http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1163088&postcount=6513.
13. MelanieS http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1149549&postcount=2614.
14. ICraft http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1166046&postcount=71
15. Elena http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1175271&postcount=89
16. alannabananna http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1152093&postcount=45
17. locatray http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1152095&postcount=46
18. magicjessnrach http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1152095&postcount=46
19. WendyK http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1152997&postcount=50
20. WITHDRAWN catladybj http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1153854&postcount=53

12-13-2011, 02:03 PM
Absolutely! Welcome!

12-13-2011, 02:52 PM
Oh... I love birds. May I please join?

12-13-2011, 03:04 PM
Can manage some birdcages with or without birds :D
Please can I join?

12-13-2011, 04:15 PM
You're in, KittNL and mariloupatch!

12-13-2011, 06:35 PM
I really like the idea of this one!! Sign me up, please!

12-13-2011, 06:58 PM
Welcome, meredithu!

12-13-2011, 08:22 PM
I would love to join this swap if I may!

12-14-2011, 05:49 AM
Goatgirl, can I sign up for this swap, too?

12-14-2011, 12:17 PM
Welcome, Blanche and ferretgirl!

12-14-2011, 12:56 PM
Id like to play, please :)!

12-14-2011, 02:00 PM
I've got you on the list Pikkis--welcome!

12-14-2011, 03:28 PM
Please add me. I am enjoying your bird swaps!

12-14-2011, 04:15 PM
Glad to have you again, RaineyDay!

12-14-2011, 05:36 PM
Please sign me up.

12-14-2011, 05:46 PM
Will do!

12-14-2011, 08:24 PM
Welcome, saraxvii!

12-15-2011, 06:52 PM
Anybody else?

12-15-2011, 07:50 PM
I'd love to join the swap.

12-16-2011, 12:26 PM
I would like to join. Thank you

12-16-2011, 04:11 PM
yellowsharkbait and DenaCottrell, glad to have you on board! Ok all, I'm off for Christmas break and my internet access will be hit and miss, but I will check in and update when I can, so feel free to post in the meantime. 8 spots left!

12-22-2011, 04:58 PM
Lurk away, Animatarian--hope you'll join us!

12-22-2011, 08:36 PM
I would like to join! Love birds & birdcages!

12-23-2011, 06:24 PM
You're in!

12-25-2011, 06:22 AM
Merry Christmas everyone! I have a few hours left before my visitors arrive and worked on the birdies and birdcages. Now I better clear the table... :D

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Vintage_birds_and_birdcages_swap_I.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Vintage_birds_and_birdcages_swap_II.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Vintage_birds_and_birdcages_swap_III.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Vintage_birds_and_birdcages_swap_IV.jpg

12-25-2011, 07:37 AM
Oh Kitty, so beautiful pieces of artwork once again :)! Your backgrounds are incredible, I always struggle with them... Thanks for the inspiration, Im planning on starting my cards soon!

12-25-2011, 07:52 AM
Pikkis, thanks for the lovely words... :notworthy:

12-25-2011, 01:30 PM
Ok, I got all busy on Christmas Day and here are the results... I made five cards as Im participating a vintage-themed birdswap on Swap-bot too and I only need one card for that, but Im not quite sure if my cards are vintage enough... Especially the last card... So I want some honest opinions, please! Anyway, I have plenty of time making another one for Swap-bot, the first four are for this AFA-swap anyway...

12-25-2011, 04:44 PM
KittyNL & PIkkis, you both do such lovely work. Your ATCs for this swap look fantastic. Happy Holidays!!

12-25-2011, 04:52 PM
KittyNL & PIkkis, you both do such lovely work. Your ATCs for this swap look fantastic. Happy Holidays!!

I have to agree!!

12-25-2011, 05:09 PM
Lovely cards Pikkis! :D

12-25-2011, 09:15 PM
Good work artists!! I need to scour for a birdcage stamp, or else I am going to hit up some after Christmas sales!!

12-26-2011, 05:08 AM
We had an hectic 24th and half 25th, but since then I relax in my studio:D
with this result.

Goatgirl, I do have your address.

12-26-2011, 05:13 AM
Great cards Marilou!

12-26-2011, 05:18 AM
Thanks Kitty!

12-26-2011, 05:20 AM
Such wonderful cards KittyNL, Pikkis and Mariloupatch! I have some birdcage stamps that I just bought off eBay. Guess I better get busy.

12-26-2011, 05:46 AM
Thanks Dena! by the way, a perfect way to relax after a big Christmas diner!

12-26-2011, 11:03 AM
Thanks all for your kind words on my cards and lovely cards also from mariloupatch :)! They have a nice festive feeling on them!

12-27-2011, 12:34 PM
I got mine done before the ATART! This was lots of fun!
Please PM address.

12-28-2011, 12:34 AM
Your ATCs turned out very nicely, Blanche=)

12-28-2011, 05:14 PM
I would like to join the fun! Thanks.

12-28-2011, 06:55 PM
been lurking goatgirl and had an art spree today. Got some cards made for this swap, so I'd like to officially join please

12-28-2011, 06:59 PM
I would love to join this swap, please. BEAUTIFUL cards posted so far.

12-28-2011, 09:27 PM
Oooh, ladies, your cards are all gorgeous! Thanks for holding the bar high and providing us with some awesome inspiration!

12-29-2011, 11:19 AM
Cards are going into the mailbox tomorrow!!!

12-29-2011, 08:16 PM
I'd love to join this swap please :)

12-30-2011, 08:13 AM
I love birds, please can I join in.

12-30-2011, 08:45 PM
Ok, I've got five more people signed up--welcome all! There's one more spot left. . .

12-30-2011, 11:51 PM
Love all the cards!

12-31-2011, 06:37 PM

01-02-2012, 09:27 PM
Catladybj you get the last spot.

01-06-2012, 03:29 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. I will still watch the thread to see all the other beautiful cards when I'm able.
Dena Cottrell

01-06-2012, 05:42 PM
Dena, I totally understand! Take care of yourself--I hope you're feeling better soon!

01-07-2012, 12:10 PM
My cards are ready to mail.

01-09-2012, 05:51 PM
nancydarling, your cards are lovely, but don't forget that each one needs to include a birdcage. :)

Pikkis, your cards arrived this weekend--thank you for the extra!

01-09-2012, 08:51 PM
Mariloupatch, your cards arrived in the mail today--thank you for the extra!

Nancydarling won't be able to re-do her cards in time, so she is withdrawing. If anyone is interested in doing a private trade, you might consider contacting her. We now have two open spots.

01-09-2012, 10:03 PM
My cards will be mailed tomorrow! Fun swap!

01-10-2012, 06:25 AM
Thank you for letting me know, always a relief to know they arrived safely!

01-10-2012, 03:18 PM
Nice cards locatray--I'll be on the lookout for them! KittyNL, after a brief detour to my neighbor's mailbox, your cards arrived at my front door yesterday--whew! :)

01-11-2012, 07:39 PM
Sorry I didn't clarify this in the directions, but international participants, would you please include a self-addressed business envie (approx. 28X10 cm) with your loose postage or $1? Thank you! (I'll provide for those of you who have already sent yours--no problem).

01-13-2012, 01:00 PM
Blanche, your lovely cards arrived today--thanks for the extra!

01-14-2012, 02:05 PM
Hey, I think that I could take one of those open spots! I am in Canada, so I think I count as a international to you.
One thing though - I am mostly a P&P person but want to try collage more - may I have some hand drawn elements to the card? And as long as I keep the card flat can I embellish however/with whatever I want, or do you want it kept paper?
Okay, that was two things. ;)

01-15-2012, 06:27 PM
Welcome Sabrina! I'll put you on the list. Hand-drawn elements are fine along with your collaging, and yes, you can embellish however you wish, as long as it doesn't require hand-canceling/extra postage to go through the mail. Glad to have you join us!

Locatray, your birds arrived yesterday--thank you for the extra card!

01-15-2012, 06:38 PM
Lovely ATCs posted in the forum - I've been watching the forum closely hoping I'll have time to play and you'll still have a spot left. The cards so far are just beautiful!

01-15-2012, 07:01 PM
Hope you'll be able join us, ICraft!

01-17-2012, 09:11 PM
Glad my cards made it! Can't wait for returns - Love all the cards i've seen!

Just an aside, I do have a birdcage birdie in my gallery for trade... (goatgirl, hope you don't mind me posting this here, but it's an interested captive audiance :) )

I made it before I came to AFA, but looking at it now, It's one I am just as proud now as any recent work.

If this post is not cool, please delete.

01-18-2012, 12:00 PM
Promote away! :)

01-19-2012, 03:17 AM
I hope you still have an opening for me to play - here are my cards and as soon as I hear from you I'll send them out ASAP.

Here's the preview:

01-19-2012, 08:29 AM
Those are amazing cards ICraft, so wish to have one coming my way... :)!

01-19-2012, 09:19 AM
Thanks so much Pikkis - I wasn't sure if I would be able to get something done in time but luckily when I sat down to work on these they came together nicely - usually when I want to make a specific theme it takes days. Whew! So glad you like what I came up with.

01-19-2012, 11:41 AM
They are gorgeous ICraft, and yes, we have room for you! Welcome!

01-20-2012, 12:57 AM
Hooray - glad you still had a spot for me!

01-23-2012, 12:21 PM
Alana, your beautiful birds arrived this weekend--thanks for the extra card! Also, SarahXIV had to withdraw, so we've got another open spot if anyone else wants to join.

01-23-2012, 09:02 PM
Please do! I will sign you up!

01-24-2012, 03:27 PM
Meridthu, your cards arrived--thank you for the extra!

01-25-2012, 10:18 AM
YAY!! I'm glad they made it.

01-28-2012, 09:59 PM
I really enjoyed creating my cards for this swap and I hope it shows. :D I look forward to receiving the returns. Here's a peek at what's in the mail.


01-30-2012, 04:16 PM
RaineyDay, your cards are quite lovely! Dena, your birds arrived this weekend--thanks for the extra card and postage.

01-30-2012, 06:02 PM
Maineatc, your cards just arrived--beautiful hand-drawn work!

01-30-2012, 08:47 PM
I'm a literature teacher, so I love the bits of poetry you've incorporated into your ATCs--some of my favorites! Can't wait to see them in person!

01-30-2012, 10:52 PM
Birdlover, I too love the way you incorporated poetry - bravo on such lovely cards!

02-01-2012, 05:15 PM
RaineyDay, your cards have arrived!

02-01-2012, 07:26 PM
I'll take the open spot!

02-01-2012, 08:59 PM
You got it!

02-02-2012, 01:53 PM
My cards are on their way now! They are a mix of collage and handdrawn elements. I had the most fun designing the birdcages that I drew. Here's what I did:




02-02-2012, 02:17 PM
Those are great! I can't wait to see them in person!

02-02-2012, 02:36 PM
Mine will be in the post tomorrow

02-02-2012, 04:56 PM
Lovely cards, Wendy!

02-04-2012, 09:19 PM
Here are my cards! They should reach you soon :)




02-05-2012, 09:28 AM
For Goat Girl's Vintage Birds/Birdcage Swap.

02-05-2012, 09:52 AM
I can't wait for returns on this swap - I LOVE all the cards posted!! :wubclub:

02-06-2012, 12:23 PM
Ferretgirl, I played with the same vintage images in my cards, too (the ones in your first two cards)! And Blanche, I agree--you will all LOVE your returns for this swap. They have been fabulous! Speaking of which, magicjessenrach and birdlover, your cards have arrived.

02-06-2012, 08:26 PM
Everyone had such beautiful cards!

02-08-2012, 01:20 PM
Elena, your lovely cards have arrived!

02-10-2012, 04:12 AM
Been so busy I haven't peeked in the swap for a bit. So many pretty cards! RaineyDay has a bright orangy/red card that is exceptional eye catching!!! Nice work.

02-10-2012, 02:17 PM
Ferretgirl, your cards have arrived--thank you for the extra!

02-10-2012, 02:31 PM
Thanks for letting me know they arrived safely. I always feel so nervous about my swaps until they are in the hands of the hostess!!

02-13-2012, 12:59 PM
WendyK, sabrinalouisemiller, and yellowsharkbait, your lovely birds flew into my box this weekend--thank you for the extra cards! Just waiting for a few more arrivals and we'll be ready to swap out. I believe I have left i-trader for everyone I've received cards from. If I've missed you somehow, please let me know!

02-13-2012, 07:11 PM
Mine are in the mail today!

02-13-2012, 08:33 PM
Great--looking forward to seeing them!

02-14-2012, 07:35 PM
here are my cards:http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/9642/large/1_img427.jpg

02-15-2012, 03:56 PM
Beautiful collage work, Melanie--I have the same set of images--they are great to play with! I love how you've added the extra bird to each one.

02-15-2012, 05:43 PM
I love so many of these cards, but my favourites are the ones where people really played with colour! MelanieS, your pagoda roof card with the touches of blue is just stunning, and Blanche's peach coloured card with the bluebird in the yellow cage are just perfect!

I always find the toughest part of collage is getting the colours right, since you cannot mix your own hues. Bravo everyone!

02-15-2012, 07:57 PM
I agree! Melanie, I am so impressed with how much you have going on in your background papers (esp. #2) and yet it doesn't overshadow your main images. Very cool!

02-16-2012, 02:22 AM
Melanie they are lovely!

02-17-2012, 03:40 PM
Melanie, your lovely cards arrived today--thank you for the extra!

02-18-2012, 05:45 PM
Margoartist, your cards arrived yesterday, so that's everybody. I've swapped out all the cards, and they went in the mail today. Please remember to leave i-Trader for me and you rock/rep points for your partners. Remember you can click on your partner's blue link on page one to make this fast and easy. Thank you all for playing. I plan to host another bird theme swap soon, so keep an eye out in the next week or so. Hope you'll join me for more swapping fun!

02-21-2012, 01:32 PM
Oh I am first to post that I have returns!! Stunning works of art from ferretgirl (Collette), margoartist and ICraft. off to leave your rock comments.

02-21-2012, 04:27 PM
WOOT! Love my cages- thanks all!

02-21-2012, 05:59 PM
debs913 created a swap gallery page for us--check it out!

02-22-2012, 05:43 AM
Yippie, my returns arrived! Thanks Elena, magicjessnrach and mariloupatch for the lovely cards! And thanks to Goatgirl for the great swap!

02-22-2012, 05:53 AM
Received my swap yesterday. Thanks for a great theme, Goatgirl. I loved all the ATCs I got which were from Blanche, KittyNL & Yellowsharkbait!!

02-22-2012, 02:46 PM
I received mine this morning, thank you to Goatgirl for hosting, and to the following:
Pikkis, Sabinalouisemiller and magicjessnrach for their lovely cards

02-22-2012, 04:22 PM
Ok ladies, if you're interested, I've got my next swap up: Birds, Nests, Eggs. Hope you'll play!

02-22-2012, 11:11 PM
Thanks for hosting this swap, goatgirl. Thanks to my artists too: Maineatc, FerretGirl, and JB.

02-24-2012, 02:26 PM
Thanks so much everyone! I just love the cards - and Goatgirl, thanks so much for hosting such a great theme!

02-24-2012, 06:54 PM
Thanks for hosting Goatgirl and thanks to RaineyDay, alanabannana and Meridithu for your pretty cards. Off to leave Itrader and reps for all.

02-25-2012, 05:10 AM
Lovely cards, thanks goatgirl!

02-25-2012, 03:24 PM
Got my cards too! Thanks for awesome cards, from ICraft, jb, and margo grace.
Thanks to SHerri for hosting such a fun swap!

02-26-2012, 04:30 AM
Received fab cards from Birdlover Meredithu and Blanche!
Thanks for this swap.

02-29-2012, 09:12 PM
I received gorgeous cards from Birdlover, locatray, and Pikkis! They are each amazing cards I will treasure! Thank you to our hostess, goatgirl, for a wonderful swap!

03-06-2012, 11:45 AM
My beautiful birdies with their cages flew in today and I looove all of them :)! Big thanks to goatgirl for hosting and to KittyNL, ICraft and Mereditu (?) for the great cards!