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Cathy1
12-16-2011, 01:58 PM
Swap Due Date: February 28th
Last mailing date: February 18th
Number of Cards: 3
Number of Players: unlimited




MAGNIFICENT DRAGONS

The Year of the Dragon runs from 23 January 2012 to 9 February 2013 and celebrates one of the most admired mythical creatures of all time. The beautiful dragon represents the symbol of success and happiness. He is charismatic and irresistable and said to be so brave that anyone who comes into contact with a dragon immediately inherits this trait.

Originallity is the most impressive and outstanding of all the dragons characteristics and it is this that we celebrate in this swap. Your dragons can be whimiscal, comical, basking in the sun, fire breathing - what ever you wish.

Create three cards befitting this noble and exciting creature. You can use any media you like except digital. Please no heavy embellishments or really bulky cards as it seems the mail machines just love to chew these up. And no stickers as the focal point of your card.


Now the small print - PLEASE READ

Please do your best work! Everyone wants a card with effort and creativity put into it as a part of their collection.

I will try to swap effort for effort. Sub-standard cards will be sent back.

Mailing and Postage
NOTE the last mailing date for cards. It can take up to 10 days for your cards to reach me and I like to swap out within a couple of days of the swap closing. Late cards will be returned unswapped.
• Include at least your username and swap name on the back of the card, so everyone knows who to give rep points to when your card is received.
• Place each card in a plastic sleeve for mailing. Please write your username and the swap name on the back flap of the envelope.
• Allow yourself enough time to mail your cards by the due date.
• Please send a large return mailing label and a discreetly hidden US$2 for postage. Do not send me stamps - I cannot use them as New Zealand is not a state of the USA LOL. I will take care of the return envelopes. For those of you who do not have access to US$, please PM me for my Paypal details although this does attract fees.

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! I will leave you iTrader when I receive your cards.

I will also link your name below to your first post in this thread so it makes it very easy for everyone to leave rep points in this swap. No more hunting through the thread when you receive your cards. You just click on the name and ...voila....you are in the right place :D

An extra ATC is certainly appreciated and cherished and will take pride of place in my hostess collection, but it is not a not mandatory requirement to joining my swap.

CHECK LIST BEFORE YOU SEAL YOUR ENVELOPE :
Check to see if you have put in your address return label
Your Postage to cover returns
Your cards...
Ok then seal the envelope..


So who wants to play:
1 Ferretgirl (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1146811&postcount=3) withdrawn
2 Wil Opio Oguta (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1146854&postcount=4) received
3 Youngwind1 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1147150&postcount=6) received
4 Ibus (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1147442&postcount=7) withdrawn
5 HiddenTreasure2010 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1147453&postcount=8) received
6 KathyD (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1147898&postcount=10) received
7 Linda4atc (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1148486&postcount=14) received
8 Dena Cottrell (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1148608&postcount=15) withdrawn
9 Breazybabe (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1150458&postcount=17)
10 Shewolf36 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1150611&postcount=19) received
11 jmallory-welch (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1150643&postcount=20) withdrawn
12 Kathleen (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1156806&postcount=27) received
13 Lady (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1159680&postcount=36) received
14 eangelle (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1159931&postcount=39) received
15 Thwarmp (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1164046&postcount=45) received
16 Mdkragon (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1164996&postcount=48) received
17 Yorokobi (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1165108&postcount=51) received
18 Artsylola (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1166377&postcount=61) withdrawn
19 ScrapPea (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1167030&postcount=62) received
20 ArtDuJunque (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1168075&postcount=68) received
21 Enotneicna (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1176068&postcount=93) received
22 FlyingPhoenix (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1178972&postcount=100) received
23 LuzLoz (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1179732&postcount=108) received
24 Makeart (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1183428&postcount=123) received
25 Evalila (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1169374&postcount=71)received
26 Dardarbinx (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1185095&postcount=126) received

Cathy1
12-17-2011, 12:03 AM
Who wants to join me in my latest swap??:D

ferretgirl
12-17-2011, 12:05 AM
Me!! I can't believe I am the first one!!

Wil Opio Oguta
12-17-2011, 04:10 AM
How can I resist -:)

Cathy1
12-17-2011, 04:51 AM
Excellent, we have our first players: Big welcome to Ferretgirl and Wil

youngwind1
12-17-2011, 10:10 PM
Sign me up too please!
The ideas are flowing

Ibus
12-18-2011, 02:14 PM
:laugh: I'm going to have to join, as I've my own dragon swop!

HiddenTreasure2010
12-18-2011, 02:33 PM
Hi, I'm in the dragon zone. Count me in please.

Cathy1
12-19-2011, 12:06 AM
More fabulous artists joining:

Welcome to Ibus, Hidden /Treasue and Youngwind

KathyD
12-19-2011, 01:23 PM
I'd love to join this one!

AmyMax
12-19-2011, 01:26 PM
Lurking, lurking...:mask:

Cathy1
12-19-2011, 01:39 PM
Great you have joined us KathyD. Amymax - you know you want to join us. LOL

LilacDragn
12-20-2011, 10:57 AM
Lurking! :)

Linda4atc
12-20-2011, 04:53 PM
Ohh Of course I am in on this one! Thanks for the invite and Happy Holidays!!!

DenaCottrell
12-20-2011, 09:36 PM
I would like to participate. I have a book on how to draw mythical creatures so I'm going to take a shot at drawing them.
Thanks,
Dena

Cathy1
12-23-2011, 05:13 AM
Excellent, Two more dragon fanatics: Linda4atc and DenaCottrell - you are most welcome in the lair.

You will note that I have linked your names in the first post so it is easier to leave yourocks when you get your cards.

breazybabe
12-25-2011, 03:14 AM
sign me up please i love dragons

Cathy1
12-25-2011, 05:00 AM
sign me up please i love dragons
I love dragons too so you are most welcome to join our Lair.

shewolf36
12-25-2011, 07:35 PM
I'm Back! I wish to join

Cathy1
12-26-2011, 12:00 AM
Welcome to Shewof36, pleased you are back and playing - we missed you
jmallory-welch - welcome to you as well - we are a friendly bunch here so jump right in at any time.

Cathy1
12-26-2011, 12:02 AM
You will all note that I have linked your name in the first post of this thread which means it is very easy to leave 'you rock' when you receive your cards - nomore hunting through the thread to find players.

Cathy1
12-30-2011, 08:36 PM
I have been watching my Christmas Dragons growing up on the Dragon Cave site - just lovely,

Cathy1
01-02-2012, 02:20 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

Cathy1
01-05-2012, 05:03 AM
Things have been quiet on the thread lately - I guess everyone is recovering from New Year.

lemurkat
01-05-2012, 05:12 AM
I am very, very tempted to join. I have just designed card backs featuring two of my dragon characters, so I might colour them up and put them on the front of the cards. That leaves my third dragon - pippit, left to draw.

Cathy1
01-05-2012, 05:30 AM
Be great if you did join Lemurkat. Just think - it is the cheapest of postage for you LOL :D

Whereabouts in Chch are you - away from the problems of liquidfaction etc??? My friends in Darfield have just about had enough of the quakes. They have been lucky (?) only losing their chimneys but that did enough damage both to their nerves and the house.

lemurkat
01-05-2012, 02:07 PM
Whereabouts in Chch are you - away from the problems of liquidfaction etc??? My friends in Darfield have just about had enough of the quakes. They have been lucky (?) only losing their chimneys but that did enough damage both to their nerves and the house.

We're St Albans - which is borderline "the bad area". Our particular part is fine - no liquifaction, but the other end of our street has a growing pothole and a little further east are some of the worse hit areas - Dallington and Avonside. When I walk to work, I walk down a street in which at one end of it, about 1/3 of the houses are abandoned - some visibly damaged, but others look quite liveable, their extremely long "lawns" giving them away. I said to my husband the other day that if my work force me to quit in order to go to the US (cos it's a longer vacation than we're normally allowed) then I would seriously urge him to consider that we move cities. He could make more money with his work in Auckland and possibly Wellington and although I don't really want to leave Christchurch, if it continues like this - then I've had enough!

Cathy1
01-05-2012, 02:51 PM
Lemurkat...........We watch it on the news day after day and just thank our lucky stars it isn't us. If it had been Wellington I doubt that I could have continued to work in a multi storey building. We used to go to Christchurch quite a lot - for work and private but haven't been since the quakes started. I am judging cats down there in May so am hoping that it will be a quiet time.

Cathy1
01-05-2012, 02:51 PM
Kathleen - welcome to the lair.

lemurkat
01-05-2012, 03:37 PM
Lemurkat...........We watch it on the news day after day and just thank our lucky stars it isn't us. If it had been Wellington I doubt that I could have continued to work in a multi storey building. We used to go to Christchurch quite a lot - for work and private but haven't been since the quakes started. I am judging cats down there in May so am hoping that it will be a quiet time.

Is there a cat show? I didn't know you were a cat fancier (is that the right name). If it's early may (ie: before we go away) I might be inclined to come and have a look. I like cats - even if I'm allergic.

Btw, following on from earlier quakes - it is my cynical belief that the next will strike just before Mother's Day. The first disrupted Father's Day shopping, another on Boxing Day and the latest one near Christmas Eve. Admiteddly, we've had several nowhere near major trading days (Feb 22nd, June 13), but still... So just a warning, if you're in town around that time. I wonder how a room full of cats would react in an earthquake? Seriously though, I'm sure you'll be fine. Let me know before you're down and we could maybe meet for coffee or something.

DenaCottrell
01-06-2012, 03:44 PM
Cathy,
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

KathyD
01-07-2012, 12:23 AM
Here they are:
Green Dragon
Blue Dragon
Gold Dragon (sorry for the glare on the photo)
and
Bedtime Story (The skinny dragon with glasses represents my husband. The Cubby little guy is my son; that kid is a chunk!)

ferretgirl
01-07-2012, 01:00 AM
Great job, Kathy D!!!

Cathy1
01-07-2012, 01:30 AM
KathyD -they are fantastic

lady
01-09-2012, 02:33 AM
Please sign me up. I'm already started on dragon ideas! Thanks

Cathy1
01-09-2012, 02:43 AM
Great Lady, you are welcome.

Cathy1
01-09-2012, 03:08 PM
Welcome to Eangelle. Please post to the thread so we know where to leave rep points.

Cathy1
01-09-2012, 07:44 PM
:yes:Thank you eangelle, now I can link your post to my thread home page to make it easier for everyone to leave you rep points when they get your cards at the end of the swap.

Cathy1
01-11-2012, 06:09 PM
Any more eye candy for us to drool over??????????????

Cathy1
01-12-2012, 11:32 PM
CHECK LIST BEFORE YOU SEAL YOUR ENVELOPE :
Check to see if you have put in your address return label
Your Postage to cover returns
Your cards...
Ok then seal the envelope..

Cathy1
01-14-2012, 04:26 AM
Dragons, Dragons, Dragons - who else wants to play

ColorFly
01-15-2012, 11:44 PM
Add me to your list! Here are my cards

Cathy1
01-16-2012, 02:18 AM
Wow Thwarmp - they are just wonderful. Can't wait to see them 'in person'

Cathy1
01-17-2012, 02:22 AM
No firebreathing in my letterbox today which is just as well as there were some lovely swaps in there from the ATART.

KathyD
01-17-2012, 04:34 PM
By the way, Cathy, I put the dragons in with the chunky page that I sent you, so be sure to look for them. The envelope is big and they could get lost in there.
Kathy

Linda4atc
01-17-2012, 05:25 PM
Boy I can barely get online at home now. So I almost forgot about this swap! Cathy will you send me your address so I'll have it in my PMs when I need it. I will get busy on these cause I sure don't want to miss out on getting my dragons in my collection!

LOL your checklist could add don't forget to put real name and username on backs of cards ;)

Yorokobi
01-17-2012, 05:53 PM
Sign me up!!

Cathy1
01-17-2012, 08:13 PM
Yorokobi and Mdkragon - welcome to the Dragons Lair - you are now both members.

Kathy D - I'll look out for them. Just as well you told me or I might have been tempted to keep them for myself LOL

Linda - WOT - you forget your dragons - naw - I wouldn't let you. Address on the way.

jmallory-welch
01-18-2012, 06:57 PM
So very sorry...am going to back out of this swap...some unexpected urgencies have come up and I'm afraid I won't get the cards done and sent around the world in time...my most sincere apologies!

Jennifer (jmallory-welch)

HiddenTreasure2010
01-18-2012, 09:59 PM
I mailed my cards today. Here they are...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Magnificent_Dragons_Swap_Dragon.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Magnificent_Dragons_Swap__Murry.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Magnificent_Dragons_Swap__Alan_and_Garth.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Magnificent_Dragons_Swap.jpg

Cathy1
01-19-2012, 02:05 AM
mdkragon and hidden treasure - what marvelous dragons.

Mdkraagon , not usually on the back of an ATC - that is where you put your user name and I normally also put my email address and the name of the swap and anything else that is valid information. Google ATC backs and you will get an array of types of backs for ATC. I print my backs on card and then use that as a further stiffener for the cards. Most players hate to get cards that are flimsy 'cos everyone displays them differently. If this was a chunky swap, then yes, most players decorate the back as well as put their details there

ferretgirl
01-19-2012, 05:49 AM
Nice jobs HiddenTreasure2010 & mdkragon!!

Cathy1
01-19-2012, 01:39 PM
oh wow, the backs are kinda fancy... I didn't realize there's a whole market for ATC backs too...

but just finished C:
91423
These are really funky. Great Job

artsylola
01-19-2012, 05:24 PM
May I join?

ScrapPea
01-20-2012, 05:16 PM
Yowza!
Thanks for the invite. I'm finally going thru my PM box and almost missed this. I adore dragons, so please add me to the fire pit!

BTW--Linking names at the top for Reps is just one amazing idea!! The checklist, too. You are just way too organized for lowly me....

Cathy1
01-20-2012, 05:35 PM
Welcome to Artsylola and ScrapPea to the Dragons Den

Cathy1
01-20-2012, 05:37 PM
CHECK LIST BEFORE YOU SEAL YOUR ENVELOPE :
Check to see if you have put in your address return label
Your Postage to cover returns
Your cards...
Ok then seal the envelope..

Cathy1
01-20-2012, 08:45 PM
KathyD - there was fire and brimstone in my mailbox with your four dragons holding court. they are magnificent beasts LOL

KathyD
01-21-2012, 11:48 AM
Glad they made it. They were so excited to fly across the ocean, but I still worried :)

Wil Opio Oguta
01-22-2012, 09:31 AM
My dragons are ready to start flying to the other side of the world. Here are the pictures:

ArtDuJunque
01-22-2012, 10:47 AM
Guess the last spot was meant to be me. Sign me up!

Cathy1
01-22-2012, 03:40 PM
Will, great cards - love your art.

ArtDuJunque - welcome to the Dragons Den

ScrapPea
01-24-2012, 03:20 AM
@Wil - WOW! What fantastic cards!!! Did you use watercolor on some of them?

Evalila
01-24-2012, 11:04 AM
Here are my cards, they´ll start their journey within the next few days:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MagDragons004.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MagDragons003.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MagDragons002.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MagDragons001.jpg

Wil Opio Oguta
01-24-2012, 12:54 PM
@Wil - WOW! What fantastic cards!!! Did you use watercolor on some of them?

No, I used gesso, ink/salt or acrylic paints. The background withe the baby dragon was from a swap, I am not certain what was used on that one.

Cathy1
01-24-2012, 01:31 PM
Evalila, great cards, will look out for them in my mailbox

lady
01-24-2012, 08:11 PM
Mailed a bit ago - did not know that I was supposed to report the date. Sorry

Cathy1
01-25-2012, 09:34 PM
Lady, your lovely cards arrived today, We do like you to post a pic of the cards you are sending to the thread so we can all admire them. Also at the end of the swap our Swap Gallery Angel makes a gallery of everyones cards and posts it to the link above for all to see for evermore :D

Thankyou for the extra cards as well - you have been extremely generous.

ArtDuJunque
01-26-2012, 12:53 AM
All done, will post tomorrow.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=279771

Cathy1
01-26-2012, 02:28 AM
All done, will post tomorrow.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=279771
Wow - they are great

KathyD
01-26-2012, 12:11 PM
Fantastic, ArtduJunque! Wow. . .just wow.

Linda4atc
01-26-2012, 05:19 PM
Well I have one card done, and started some sketches. I should have the rest done and ready to mail by the 1st. I am going to be in town on that day.

Cathy1
01-27-2012, 01:34 AM
Fire and brimstone in my letterbox from Thwarmp. Thank you so much for the extra. Very much appreciated

ScrapPea
01-27-2012, 10:12 PM
@Evalila - I don't know which is my fave--red or purple/black. Or maybe the blue...? Or...Great cards!

@ArtDuJunque - Amazing cards!

ferretgirl
01-29-2012, 12:14 AM
Cathy1, I am sorry; I am going to have to with-draw. Major mental block... Thanks for letting me sign up, though!

Cathy1
01-29-2012, 12:46 AM
Sorry to see you leave the Dragons Den Ferretgirl - look for you next time,

Cathy1
01-29-2012, 12:58 AM
Wil, you fabulous dragons arrived today - thank you for the extra dragon for my den.

ScrapPea
01-29-2012, 01:22 AM
"What's that?" my husband asked, looking at this large thing on the drying rack.
"How pathetic am I?" is my reply. I show him that it's his Chinese food container from last week. I washed it out (it just had white rice in it.) I turn it over to the front, or the outside. "See, it has dragons on it. I have a dragon swap coming up."
"That's not pathetic," he said, smiling. "That's Funny-pea."

Cathy1
01-29-2012, 05:43 AM
Isn't it great when they understand:D

ScrapPea
01-29-2012, 01:12 PM
Yup!!

Evalila
01-30-2012, 03:51 PM
My dragons went in the mail today:D

Cathy1
02-01-2012, 02:48 AM
Hidden Treasure - your dragons breathed fire into my mailbox today. And you sent an extra dragon for my dragons den. Thank you very much

Linda4atc
02-01-2012, 04:34 PM
Dang I had a cute little Dragon baby hatching from an egg already done, and with a bunch of dragon images for inspiration and I can't find them. I spent the last day and half looking for them, cause I had hoped to have the cards done and ready to mail today.

My husband is home for a week and half; and I have planned a lot of special meals, with that and other stuff my routine is thrown out of whack. If I can't get these done and in the mail by Monday I think I will have to withdraw to.... :(

Cathy1
02-01-2012, 07:17 PM
Oh no Linda - find them quick LOL

Cathy1
02-02-2012, 03:38 AM
We still have some spare lairs for dragons if anyone else would like to join

enotneicna
02-02-2012, 07:40 PM
I would like to play.....I love dragons

Cathy1
02-02-2012, 11:04 PM
I would like to play.....I love dragons
Love to have you play - I think you were in my first dragon swap as I have a lovely card from you with dragons on it.

ScrapPea
02-04-2012, 10:51 PM
Happy start of Year of the Dragon day!

enotneicna
02-06-2012, 12:59 AM
Okay I have my 4 Dragons finished...and a special carrier for them to travel in...they are in my gallery.

Cathy1
02-06-2012, 01:41 PM
Enotneicna - I went to your gallery - wow they are fantastic - lots of other lovely cards there as well,

Linda4atc
02-06-2012, 07:52 PM
Mine went in the mail today. The little dragon egg never turned up, so I'll probably find it tomorrow.:)

Hand drawn, assorted markers and gel pen for Gold.

Dragon's Cave
Sky Dragon
Dragon's Gold
Sea Dragon
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_dragons_2-6-2012_30_.jpg

Cathy1
02-06-2012, 08:51 PM
Wow Linda - great fiery dragons

FlyingPhoenix
02-06-2012, 08:57 PM
I'd like to join! :D

KathyD
02-06-2012, 09:15 PM
Really Cool, Linda

ScrapPea
02-06-2012, 11:47 PM
@enoteincna - Great dragons! Looooooove the collage and heat embossing!

@Linda4atc - Wonderful dragons. Love the castles.

My dragons are flying to you now. (Well, tomorrow; it's late here and they want to nap first.) It will be a long journey for them, and they hope there is chocolate waiting for them.

ArtDuJunque
02-06-2012, 11:54 PM
Mine flew out today just before lunch, let's hope they don't char broiled anyone's pets on the way, lol.

Cathy1
02-07-2012, 03:13 AM
FlyingPhoenix - welcome to the lair.

ArtDuJunque and ScrapPea - I hope your dragons arrive on alternaative days so there is something left of my letterbox LOL

enotneicna
02-07-2012, 05:57 PM
Cathy I sent you a PM, I need your address....I have rearranged things so much lately I can't find hardly anything...lol

Bluegrassboy
02-08-2012, 04:25 AM
sign me up i will see if i can get them drawn in a few days ill withdraw if i can't

Bluegrassboy
02-08-2012, 04:36 AM
Nevermind withdrawal mayb next time

LuvLoz
02-08-2012, 05:44 AM
Can I sign up please? It's been a while since I've traded but I think I can get my mojo working for dragons.

Cathy1
02-08-2012, 01:50 PM
Enotneicna - have sent you my address

Bluegrassboy - that was a quick visit

LuzLoz - welcome to the dragons den

Cathy1
02-09-2012, 02:26 AM
Nothing left of my letterbox today - there were dragons dancing and chasing Marie Antoinette around the lawn - tut tut what will the neighbours think,

Thank you to Mdkragon for your cards and for the extra one for my collection - much appreciated.

And Eaangelle - your fun dragons were also playing on the lawn when I got home

ScrapPea
02-10-2012, 12:51 AM
Sorry, Cathy, but my dragons took an extra nap. They will fly out in the morning.

Cathy1
02-10-2012, 02:54 AM
No problems ScrapPea - I need to reinforce my letterbox anyway

KathyD
02-10-2012, 11:28 AM
Neat, Kathleen!

Cathy1
02-10-2012, 03:06 PM
Super dragons Kathleen

enotneicna
02-10-2012, 03:09 PM
I mailed my cards this morning...hope they get there in time....sometimes you never know about snail mail..lol

LuvLoz
02-12-2012, 04:38 AM
Here are my dragons:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/552/small/1_001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/552/small/1_002.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/552/small/1_003.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/552/small/1_004.jpg

Cathy1
02-12-2012, 04:51 AM
They are magnificent - can't wait to see them

Cathy1
02-13-2012, 04:10 AM
OK all you Dragon riders, time to feed your dragons with fire coal for the long trip down under. You should be thinking of sending them to me any day soon so they arrive in time.

I have the fire pit glowing and waiting.

Yorokobi
02-13-2012, 11:04 AM
I was just thinking that I needed to give my dragons extra time to get to you. They will ready for travel hopefully by tomorrow :)

Cathy1
02-13-2012, 01:35 PM
Thanks Yokokobi - sometimes it takes a week, sometimes it takes two weeks to reach me. And you know with dragons, they can sometimes get sidetracked and like to lie in the sun when they get tired of flying. Then they have to get their fire stoked up before they will do anything -- temperamental they are sometimes as well and decide to fly slow. So I hope that all dragons have hatched, their wings are dry and they have been practising flying. I'll look out for them overhead. :D

Cathy1
02-13-2012, 07:53 PM
Makeart - I have added you to the dragon masters list and sent you my address.

Linda4atc
02-14-2012, 07:53 PM
Kathleen and Lovloz terrific dragons... it's funny that my favorites on both are on the goldish yellow backgrounds. (top right on Kathleen's)

Happy Dragon day... I mean Valentines day.:D

dardarbinx
02-16-2012, 12:36 AM
Hi there, are you still accepting players for this one?

Dar

Cathy1
02-16-2012, 02:34 AM
Sure thing Dar so long as you get them in the mail to me soonest. I'll add you to the dragon keepers lair.

dardarbinx
02-16-2012, 08:44 AM
Hey Cathy, thanks for letting me play.....

Dar

Cathy1
02-16-2012, 01:47 PM
For those of you who haven't posted your cards to the thread - please do so they can be included in the display in the swap gallery. We are fortunate that Debs and Lemurkat have volunteered to be swap angels and put together the display for us hosts who are unable to do so.

On another note - please get your dragons fired up with brimstone and set them on their way to me, I have been away from home for most of the week and expect I have a pile of mail waiting for me and I will let you know whose has arrived. However I do like to mail out on time so please let me know when you have posted your dragons,

dardarbinx
02-16-2012, 03:02 PM
I hope this works!




Dar

enotneicna
02-16-2012, 04:49 PM
I also included a carrier for my Dragons...enjoy!!!

Cathy1
02-16-2012, 07:38 PM
great dragons being posted. This is the privilege of being a host - I get to drool over them all for a time.

ArtDuJunque
02-16-2012, 07:39 PM
As long as uou clean the drool off the sleeves before posting then I'm ok with that.

Cathy1
02-16-2012, 08:18 PM
As long as uou clean the drool off the sleeves before posting then I'm ok with that.
:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Cathy1
02-17-2012, 08:18 PM
I have been away for work for a few days and my husband nearly needed a wheelbarrow to bring the mail in from the box. He was a bit concerned at all the puffs of smoke coming from the envelopes :D

No wonder - there were fantabulous dragons from
Art du Junque
Shewolf
Luzloz
Youngwind
ScrapPea
Linda4atc

Thank you everyone for the marvelous art and for the extra cards for my collection. You all rock.

FlyingPhoenix
02-18-2012, 11:47 AM
Mine have been sent flying. ^^

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_MD4.JPGhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_MD3.JPGhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_MD2.JPGhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_MD1.JPG

artsylola
02-18-2012, 12:47 PM
I'm going to have to drop. I signed up before all my classes were in full swing, and I work full time and find that I don't have as much time as I thought I would. :-(

ScrapPea
02-20-2012, 01:00 AM
Wow. Awesome dragons, everyone. Just totally awesome.

Cathy1
02-20-2012, 01:36 PM
Flying Phoenix - those dragons are just terrific.

Artsylola, catch you next time.

Cathy1
02-20-2012, 01:45 PM
One week until all dragons must be here in New Zealand so I hope you have feed them plenty of firestone to protect them on the long flight. There are magnificent dragons here at the Weyr already, all perched in the caves waiting for their next great adventure.

youngwind1
02-20-2012, 08:34 PM
I had mine sent on the 7th. I wonder how long it takes letters to be sent

Cathy1
02-21-2012, 12:30 AM
I have been away for work for a few days and my husband nearly needed a wheelbarrow to bring the mail in from the box. He was a bit concerned at all the puffs of smoke coming from the envelopes :D

No wonder - there were fantabulous dragons from
Art du Junque
Shewolf
Luzloz
Youngwind
ScrapPea
Linda4atc

Thank you everyone for the marvelous art and for the extra cards for my collection. You all rock.
Youngwind, if you check on the thread you will see your dragons arrived on 18th. I have also checked them in on the first page of the thread as well so they are safe and sound with me already. :D

Cathy1
02-21-2012, 02:39 AM
kathleen - your dragons roared in today. Thank you so much for the extra hostess card - they are all lovely

enotneicna
02-21-2012, 08:13 PM
I hope mine arrive soon...I'm sure I fed them enough before they left.

Yorokobi
02-21-2012, 08:28 PM
My dragons have hatched and are speedily flying towards New Zealand! (sorry about the poor quality of the scan. My camera wasn't being the most gracious.)

Cathy1
02-23-2012, 12:18 AM
Hopefully there will be dragons a-plenty when I get home from work tonight as there is only 5 days left before they are all meant to be with me for the big party I have planned for them all. I don't want any party hats left over :D

ScrapPea
02-23-2012, 12:28 AM
@yorokobi - fab dragons. I adore the purple one.

Cathy1
02-23-2012, 04:35 PM
Hoping to see more dragons in my letterbox. Some of you have already posted your cards to the thread and said they are on the way but there are still a couple of you that I haven't heard from.

Cathy1
02-24-2012, 09:36 PM
WOW WOW WOW - dragons in my mailbox this morning - such fabulous cards and one included for me as well from Flying Phoenix and Enotneicna.

Enot - just love your card carrier - it is very clever - just wished I had time to make some as they are perfect to protect the cards.

Have heard from two of the dragons lairs - they are flying overhead at present and just waiting for the weather to settle before landing.

Cathy1
02-27-2012, 12:26 AM
ONE MORE DAY TO GO

Cathy1
02-29-2012, 03:27 AM
On on the last day they all came flying into my mailbox. There was fire breathing, scales bristled and threats a plenty. Such a fiery lot.

Teams have arrived from: dardarbinx, Makeart, Yokokobi

The art and creatitivity of what has been sent is fabulous.

Cathy1
02-29-2012, 08:10 PM
So the dragons are all planning a big party together this weekend before they all fly off to their new lairs. There is still one more flight due and hopefully it will arrive in time to party. Dragons will be winging their way across the world Monday.

Yorokobi
02-29-2012, 09:52 PM
Glad all of the dragons made it on their maiden flight! Can't wait to see which ones come back to Washington :)

Cathy1
03-01-2012, 11:56 PM
Getting ready for the dragon party on the weekend..:biglaugh:

Cathy1
03-02-2012, 02:56 AM
Something additional and very special to add to her cards arrived from Dardarbinx. Whoever gets them will be amazed. I am going to draw three names from a hat so everyone keep their fingers crossed. I'm not going to tell you what has arrived - I'll leave the surprise for you to tell,

Cathy1
03-02-2012, 05:43 AM
Well, I have managed to swap out the dragons tonight and they will be in the mail tomorrow to you. thank you all so very much for your fun and kindness.

All the dragons were so fantastic I just swapped out randomly so I really hope you like what is coming. I would have liked to keep them all they were so lovely. You are a very talented group of people and I loved running this swap.

Hear from you soon as your dragons arrive, I have feed them plenty of firestone for the journey so they should make it in quick time.

Hugs
Cathy

lady
03-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Thanks for hosting.

Cathy1
03-04-2012, 01:56 PM
They should be winging their way across the seas sometime after tonight. Although I posted them Saturday, there is no mail collections until today - Monday- so start looking towards the beginning of next week or earlier if you live closer.

In the mentime, keep the light in the window so they can see where they need to land,:D

ScrapPea
03-04-2012, 02:44 PM
I'll heat up some water for fresh Hot Chocolate upon arrival!

Cathy1
03-04-2012, 04:54 PM
If I'd have known that ScrapPea I might have put myself in the envelope (bloody big envelope however LOL) :laugh:

ArtDuJunque
03-04-2012, 08:57 PM
Oooo hot chocolate sounds great. I know i have a tin of Cadbury's around here somewhere.

FlyingPhoenix
03-04-2012, 09:04 PM
That does sound amazing... especially on a cold snowy night here.

Cathy1
03-06-2012, 03:59 PM
Ahhhhh ....FlyingPhoenix .... I feed the dragons plenty of firestone for the long trip so they should be OK with the snow at your place. Where I live we do not really get snow- in fact last year was the first snow fall in about 50 years around here and then it was only light and didn't last long.

enotneicna
03-09-2012, 07:37 PM
My wonderful Dragons arived in my mailbox today, on my B-day...what a wonderful surprise. When I went to check out the mail it was shaking and there was smoke trickling out around the door, and when I opened it they were all trying to wish me Happy Birthday at the same time. Needless to say my mailbox is a little singed around the edges now...lol. I left itrader for our wonderful host and reps already...thanks to you all.

ArtDuJunque
03-10-2012, 12:38 AM
Got mine today too, left iTrader and reps! I loved this swap, thanks again!

Cathy1
03-10-2012, 12:40 AM
Enot and Art - you are always welcome.

Linda4atc
03-11-2012, 03:29 PM
My sweet little dragons arrived a few days ago, but I received them on my away home and have not been able to get back out and online till today. I gave my rep hugs, and the itrader for Cathy.:D

Yorokobi
03-11-2012, 08:09 PM
Many thanks to flyingphoenix, maKeart96, and Enotneicna for their fabulous dragons! And thanks to Cathy1 for another awesome swap.

HiddenTreasure2010
03-12-2012, 08:50 PM
Awesome Dragons arrived today. Thank you to our fantastic host! Another outstanding swap. Many thanks to the artists, Evalila, Kathy D. also eangelle. I love them all!

ColorFly
03-12-2012, 09:18 PM
Over the weekend I got AWESOME dragon cards from Art Du Junque, mdkragon, and Wil Opio Oguta. Thanks to all, including our excellent host!

Wil Opio Oguta
03-13-2012, 02:12 PM
When I came home from the office today, my cats refused to come down stairs. Strange. But then I saw -and heard- why, there were hissing dragons waiting on the door mat :-). Thanks to ArtduJunque, Darbabinx and Mdkragon. Cathy, thanks for hosting another fab swap.

dardarbinx
03-14-2012, 12:16 PM
Received some amazing dragons, and a beautiful ATC holder who I have no idea to give credit for! Thank you so much for all of the artists and especially the hostess, great job everyone!

Cathy1
03-24-2012, 01:49 PM
I am still waiting to hear that all the dragons made it safely to their new lairs There are still 4-5 lots still to land. Once this happens I can close this swap.

Check out our swap in the Swap Gallery. Chances are if you posted your cards to the thread you should have one of your cards include.:):spinny::notworthy:

FlyingPhoenix
03-26-2012, 07:13 PM
I deeply apologize for the lateness of my response. My work schedule was completely out of whack and threw me completely off kilter.

Mine came in while I was away and all three of them have adjusted well.
One of them wasn't very happy with me once it arrived due to the fact that there wasn't any coffee in the house, but it was one of my favorites from the swap, and it found the coffee I forgot I had hidden. <3
The second nearly ate us out of house and home within the first week, and has enjoyed the local cuisine immensely.
And the third's shiny gold scales glittered in the unseasonably warm temperatures (80 plus Degrees Fahrenheit). All of them absolutely amazing and have wonderful personalities!

Thank you to Yorobi (No more Coffee), Makeart96, And Enotneicana (Amethest Eyes) Your work is amazing, and I'm fortunate that your dragons were headed my way. (Off to leave "You Rock" for you!

Cathy1, Thank you for being an amazing hostess, and your dedication to ensure the dragon's safety through their long journeys to their new home.

ScrapPea
03-30-2012, 10:48 PM
Hi. I'm back from an out-of-town funeral. Cathy, My beasts arrived just before/just after I left for home. Thank you for feeding them well before they took flight. They miss the other dragons, but they are getting acclimated to the house here.

LuvLoz, shewolf36, FlyingPhoenix--your dragons enjoyed the unseasonable 70+ degrees here in michigan last week but are sheltering under blankets with the rainy 38-degree weather this week. Kinda like a slumber party, with a bedsheet tent over them. I think that's where my two bags of Peeps Marshmallow Creme chocolates have disappeared. And my regular Peeps--but mine are slowly petrifying and I think they prefer the squooshy ones.

I think they're off drinking coffee or tea or hot chocolate right now, nibbling on some scones my husband bought for me yesterday. ("Me" is subjective to dragons.) Be watchful, FlyingPhoenix, as your dragon may bring the others up for a visit when warmer weather comes around again.