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goatgirl
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

goatgirl
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!

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

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

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

KittyNL
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

Pikkis
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!

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

Pikkis
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...

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

Blanche
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!!

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

meredithu
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!!

marilou
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.
88784887858878688787

Goatgirl, I do have your address.

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

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

DenaCottrell
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.

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

Pikkis
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!

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

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

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

alanabannana
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

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

goatgirl
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!

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

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

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

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

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

catladybj
12-31-2011, 06:37 PM
ADD ME PLS.

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

DenaCottrell
01-06-2012, 03:29 PM
Goatgirl,
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.
Thanks,
Dena Cottrell

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

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

goatgirl
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!

goatgirl
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.

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

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

goatgirl
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! :)

goatgirl
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).

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

sabrinalouisemiller
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. ;)

goatgirl
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!

ICraft
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!

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

Blanche
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.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=222778


If this post is not cool, please delete.

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

ICraft
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:

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

ICraft
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.

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

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

goatgirl
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.

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

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

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

RaineyDay
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.

92312

goatgirl
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.

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

goatgirl
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!

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

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

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

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

sabrinalouisemiller
02-02-2012, 01:53 PM
Hey,
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:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8329/1_Vintage_Birdcages_1of3.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8329/1_Vintage_Birdcages_2of3.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8329/1_Vintage_Birdcages_3of3.jpg

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

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

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

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

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6820046939_8856cee45a_m.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6820061565_57ed42a427_m.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/6820069067_795d77e54b_m.jpg

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

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

goatgirl
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.

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

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

ICraft
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.

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

ferretgirl
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!!

goatgirl
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!

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

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

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

goatgirl
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.

sabrinalouisemiller
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!

goatgirl
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!

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

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

goatgirl
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!

alanabannana
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.

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

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

KittyNL
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!

ferretgirl
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!!

WendyK
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

goatgirl
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!

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

sabrinalouisemiller
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!

ICraft
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.

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

MelanieS
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!

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

Blanche
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!

Pikkis
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!