View Full Version : HOLIDAY CHARACTERS, DUE February 29, 2012

12-27-2011, 07:22 AM

Due Date: 2/29/2012
Sign Up/Withdraw Date: 2/1/2012
Number of Cards: 3 for 3
Number of Participants: 12
Medium: Any/All

In this swap you will be depicting holiday characters. You may choose whichever holidays you like & whichever characters you choose. Example: For Valentine's Day you could pick Cupid or St Valentine's. For the 4th of July you could pick Uncle Sam. For Halloween you could pick a vampire, Frankenstein, mummy, etc. You don't have to stick with just the "common" holidays, either. Feel free to use your imagination. The main rule is only one holiday per character; I don't want to get three Santas from a participant. If you do choose Christmas; you could do a Santa, Mrs Clause or Reindeer. I'd prefer that you pick three different holidays, however, that is not mandatory. Please do not use embellishments that will make your ATCs extra thick or bumpy. Will try to swap effort for effort.

Late cards will be returned to the artist. Please be sure to notify me (by 2/1) if you need to withdraw so that we can open up spots on the Waiting List. Lack of communication will result in Neutral I-Trader. US and Canadian swappers please send a self addressed, self stamped envelope. (Postage will be whatever it cost you to send to me.) I will cover postage for International participants, however, please remember to send a self addressed envelope for me to return your swaps in. Label all envelopes with your AFA name & Swap Name. Please also label your ATCs with your swap name. Place each ATC in a plastic sleeve. An extra ATC on the subject would be greatly appreciated but is not mandatory. Please feel free to post your ATCs to the thread. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a PM or ask in the thread. PM when you are ready for my address.

Players When you receive your return ATCs for the swap; please remember to leave I-Trader for the host (me) and You Rock points for the people you received cards from. I will leave I-Trader points for you as soon as I receive (on time) your swaps. Once again, please PM me with any questions you may have. It is better to be safe than sorry & I really look forward to this swap as it is my very first hosted swap=) :yes:

Who will be first?

1. Jennifer C (international) Received
2. Catscradle Received 3/1
3. rebecca410 (international) Received
4. Sun Trade Received
5. Annemarie (international) Received
6. Kemer Received
7. Lilacdragn Received
8. Ferretgirl Done
9. Makeart96 Received
10. shoughton Received
11. Spirit Soul Received
12. Mikesatc Received

Wait List


12-27-2011, 04:24 PM
I would love to play great theme! Jen

12-28-2011, 12:28 AM
Welcome JenniferC!! So glad to have you in my swap. Welcome, also, to A4A; it is a swingin' place=)

Cat's Cradle
12-28-2011, 02:18 AM
As I'm hosting the art dolls in this same theme, please sign me up!

Run, run as fast as you can! :laugh:

12-28-2011, 03:20 AM
Sign me up!!!

12-28-2011, 07:21 AM
Welcome Catscradle & rebecca410. Wow, we are going to have characters from all over the world=) That is great. I look forward to seeing you all in the mail. This is my first swap ever so I appreciate you all signing up with me.

12-29-2011, 11:08 PM
would love to play ! :D

12-30-2011, 03:33 AM
Welcome Sun Trade!! So happy to have you with us.

01-02-2012, 03:53 PM
Sign me in!! :D


01-03-2012, 02:53 AM
Hello Annemarie & welcome to the swap=) Glad to have you here with us....

01-03-2012, 03:54 PM
I'd love to be part of your first swap! I hope when the time comes (if it ever does....) that you'll be part of mine too! :)

ETA: Baby New Year already started. :)

01-04-2012, 06:11 AM
Kemer, Thank you bunches for joining my first swap. I appreciate having you here=)

01-04-2012, 06:12 AM
LilacDragn, Very happy to have you here. I definitely will sign up for any swaps you host when the time comes=)

01-04-2012, 08:29 PM
Ok...my interpretation of the theme...I hope I did ok. There's Baby New Year, Frosty for Christmas (saying Happy Birthday like he does in the movie when you put his hat on), a Mardi Gras Mask (not technically a character I suppose, but its strongly identified with the "holiday"...so I hope it's ok....if not just let me know) and The Statue of Liberty for Independence Day.

My head hurts. I tried to do a groundhog for Groundhog Day, but they all turned out looking like lumps of Play-doh or something obscene.

01-05-2012, 06:36 AM
Ha Ha Ha I love your comments about the Groundhog attempt!! No really, your swaps look awesome; I know that everyone would be pleased to receive one. I like that you used a few unusual characters; great imagination on your part!! You da bomb=) Can't wait to get them in my hands in real life!!

01-06-2012, 06:36 AM
Guess I'd better add myself! Four spots left & it sounds like I am going to be getting three swappers swaps in shortly. Can't wait to see everyone's talent=)

01-07-2012, 12:39 PM
Boy, we only need four more players. There is one person that is supposed to be joining up but I haven't heard from her in several days. Does anyone have any relatives that want to play? hee hee hee

01-08-2012, 10:18 PM
So happy to have you join us Makeart96. I look forward to seeing you in the mail=)

01-10-2012, 03:20 AM
Hey!! Got my first set of ATCs for this swap from Lilacdragn!! They are even more impressive in real life=) Great job, Rhonda!!

01-10-2012, 04:49 PM
Just finished mine, hope they are ok! Please pm your address and i will pop them in the post thanks Jen x

01-11-2012, 06:22 AM
JenniferC, they look great!! I am surprised at how everyone is picking different characters than everyone else. I kind of assumed everyone would pick the same ones. So the variety is great!!

01-11-2012, 06:23 AM
Some ATCs flew in from The Netherlands today!! Awesome job, Annemarie!! Very nice. Thank you for playing in my first swap=)

01-12-2012, 11:40 AM
Please don't forget that the due date is 2/29 & the last day to withdraw is 2/1. If you have any questions; please feel free to ask!!

01-14-2012, 11:33 AM
Hi Ferretgirl,
I would be happy to join your swap.
aka: shoughton

01-14-2012, 12:41 PM
shoughton!! Wonderful!! So happy to have you join us in the Holiday Characters Swap. I totally look forward to seeing you in the mail=)

Spirit Soul
01-14-2012, 10:14 PM
Hi, Collette,
This is the official request to sign up for Nadia. Thanks for the invitation!

01-14-2012, 10:24 PM
Yah!!!!! Nadia is signing up!! For those that don't know; Nadia is 16 & makes some of the best ATCs!! So glad to have her aboard!!

01-14-2012, 10:45 PM
i'm in

01-14-2012, 10:57 PM
Awesome, Mike!! Thanks for joining in. That officially makes us full!! I'll be watching the mailbox like a fox!!

01-16-2012, 01:44 PM
Jennifer love your dracula!

01-17-2012, 10:59 AM
Don't forget, due date is February 29th=)

01-18-2012, 12:44 PM
Here are mine, hope you like tham!


01-18-2012, 12:59 PM
Oh, SunTrade!! Those are just awesome!! So bright & colorful. Can't wait to see them in the mail. Thanks for signing up for the swap!!

01-20-2012, 12:34 AM
Thanks! They are on their way! :D

01-21-2012, 09:45 PM
Received some lovely ATCs today from Makeart96!! Very nice & thanks for joining this swap.

01-24-2012, 05:45 AM
Wow! Yesterday was a great mail art day!! Received some fantastic art from:

Mikesatc Awesome ATCS!!

SunTrade Great ATCs & thank you for the extras, extra ATC & I loved getting your letter=)

shoughton Very nice ATCs!! Thank you for the extra ATC & the little goodies.

I appreciate you all for taking the time to sign up for this swap. Your ATCs really made my day!!

01-26-2012, 06:14 AM
Today's mail bought in ATCs from England!! Jennifer your ATCs are very nice. You did a great job=)

Spirit Soul
01-28-2012, 12:07 PM
Adorable cards, SunTrade! Here are Nadia's and please pardon the sideways pilgrims. They will be in the mail next week.

01-28-2012, 01:03 PM
Nadia is so uber-talented!! Like Mother like daughter. Fantastic ATCs & I look forward to getting them in the mailbox....

01-30-2012, 01:48 PM
Good to know they are there!

Nadia's cards are amazing as always!

02-01-2012, 10:09 AM
Well, it looks like we are waiting on three more swaps & then I'll be swapping them out to everyone. Don't forget that today February 1st is the last day to withdraw. If anyone has any questions; please feel free to ask. We've had so many wonderful ATCs coming in. It has been great having you all participate in this swap!

02-03-2012, 07:45 PM
Wonderful ATCs arrived today from Nadia. Thanks so much for the extra; it is so hard to pick one!!!

02-05-2012, 01:10 AM
The mail brought in some funky holiday characters from South Africa today!! Nice job, Rebecca & thanks for participating!!

02-05-2012, 12:40 PM
I have forgotten to mention that I will be making a Swap Gallery of the ATCs I have received for this swap. If you prefer not to have at least one of your cards in the Swap Gallery could you please email me privately? We're getting close to having all those babies sent out!! Great job everyone=)

02-05-2012, 12:49 PM
Hunny Bunny, Frosty & Frank

02-06-2012, 07:38 PM
Just a reminder; I am waiting on two artists & then these will be going out in the mail. Please remember to leave ITrader for me if you think I've done a good job & please leave You Rock points for the all the artists & their great work on this swap. You guys have been awesome to work with=)

02-09-2012, 05:45 AM
Debs is nice enough to make a Swap Gallery for us with this swap. I am to pick one ATC from each person. If someone has an ATC that they'd prefer to have in the Gallery please let me know; otherwise I will choose for you. Waiting on two more swaps & then we'll be good to go......

02-15-2012, 12:35 PM
Kandie, I don't think anyone feels that you are holding the group up. You still have plenty of time & to be honest, I am shocked that you are even continuing on with the swap after having a heart attack!! Take care of you & don't stress yourself out.....

02-16-2012, 08:59 PM
Kemer, They look great!! Sorry to hear that you couldn't sleep. I hate those kinds of nights but they can be especially creative times, though. I look forward to seeing them in the mail.

02-18-2012, 10:40 PM
Just a reminder that the swap is due by 2/29. Please remember to leave ITrader for me & You Rock points for the people that you received from. I look forward to putting these in the mail!!

Cat's Cradle
02-18-2012, 10:58 PM
Will finally be getting these done tomorrow and mailing on Tuesday.

02-18-2012, 11:36 PM
Thanks for the head's up, Melissa. Definitely am looking forward to seeing your ATCs=)

02-19-2012, 11:04 PM
Thanks for letting me know, Kemer. How are you feeling?

02-23-2012, 09:32 PM
Oh, Kremer, I am so sorry to hear that but your health must come first. Maybe you'll feel well enough to come back to it someday. You need to take care of you.

Cat's Cradle
02-24-2012, 12:27 AM
Kemer, we'll hate to see you go, but you can leave your profile active and check in for PMs and other chat options. There are some threads where you can just chat.

I'm sure there are lots of hosts who wouldn't mind you stopping in just to chat. :yes:

But yes, do take care of yourself and your health first. Make your art when you feel up to it and not on schedules. http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/10172/bighug.gif (http://www.smileyvault.com/)

Cat's Cradle
02-24-2012, 04:02 PM
Sharing my cards. Sending them out today....they will get there in time, I will make sure of that.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_rejoice.jpg Madonna & Child for Christmas
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_bookitty.jpg Kitty for Halloween
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_stnicholas.jpg St. Nicholas for Feast of St. Nicholas (Dec. 8)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_cupid.jpg Cupid for Valentine's Day

02-24-2012, 07:51 PM
Great ATCs Melissa; can't wait to see them in real life.....

02-24-2012, 07:51 PM
Kemer, I got your ATCs today. Of course you did a smashing job=) See you in the mail shortly!!

02-29-2012, 06:43 AM
Well, today is the last day. I will have your swaps out to you in the mail on Friday (March 2nd). Please remember to leave I-Trader for me & You Rock for the swaps that you received from the other artists. I appreciate you all helping me out with my very first, official swap & I look forward to seeing you in future swaps, as well, if you are able. Have a great day=)

03-05-2012, 01:41 AM
I love it when I forget a swap, and my mail box surprises me! I have totally forgot about this!

03-05-2012, 06:55 PM
They are here! Thanks Ferretgirl for hosting! :D

03-06-2012, 05:49 AM
Yahhhhhhhhh!! So glad they are getting to where they are supposed to be. Our mail got re-routed from our town to one half way across the state & I was thinking it would make the mail go out slower but apparently not. Thank you for playing SunTrade!!

Cat's Cradle
03-07-2012, 01:25 PM
My cards are here!

Thanks so much to Collette for hosting!
Wonderful cards from:
Annemarie - a cute little Valentine bear
shoughton - #1, embossed reindeer
Ferretgirl - Hunny Bunny (with a vintage birds/cages back LOL)

03-07-2012, 10:16 PM
Oh gosh, did I forget to change the back of my ATC again!!?? Sorry about that; I do that all the time...... You are more on the ball than I am=)

Cat's Cradle
03-07-2012, 10:25 PM
I found it humorous, really. :laugh:

03-08-2012, 10:44 AM
Okay, I know that it will be a bit before the international people get their's & I've heard from four people here; so has anyone else gotten their ATCs yet? Please do not forget to give ITrader or You Rock points. If you are not sure how to do either thing; let me know & I'll help you out.

03-09-2012, 03:21 PM
Hi collette thanks for the fab cards i recieved in your swap from suntrade,shoughton and catscradle!!! Jen :)

03-10-2012, 06:09 AM
Wow Jennifer C!! That was fast postal delivery. It is funny because I sent that to you on the same day as the others & some of them still haven't gotten their swaps yet from here!! Our postal system is a little on the slow side lately.

03-10-2012, 01:34 PM
Rcvd my cards! Beautiful cards from suntrade (I'm amassing quite a collection of suntrade cards! :) ), makeart96, and spiritsoul! Off to leave traders and you rocks! Thank you so much for hosting this swap, Collette!!

03-10-2012, 02:18 PM
Guess what? If you go to the Swap Gallery we are in it for Feb, 2012!! Woot Woot We are all famous=)

03-12-2012, 08:17 AM
Oh yay!!! How did you manage that? I now own two of the cards in the gallery! Woot!

03-12-2012, 11:21 AM
Oh, I wouldn't have a clue as to how to do the Swap Gallery on my little ole lonesome; so I asked Deb to do it. If you want her info let me know & I can get it for you. Her & Lemurkat both will upload galleries for people that want to have galleries done up. I think it is an awesome way to show off artists' work; the only thing is that there are no names on the ATCs that are listed. Of course, when you have swaps with lots of members not everyone is going to be able to have a space in the Swap Gallery. I really encourage everyone to scan their ATCs here in the thread itself but I also scanned every card that I got & then Deb picked through them to get what sizes she needed. I hope that kind of explains it a bit? Since there was 12 of us & the Swap Gallery only allowed 11 I just had her take my ATC off because I wanted everyone to have an opportunity to have their ATC listed. There are several different templates a host can pick from but I just had Deb pick one for us as I am not familiar with how it all works & I trust her judgement=)

03-12-2012, 09:52 PM
That's really neat that they will do that for people!!! :) Soooooo...what's your next swap? :)

03-13-2012, 07:32 AM
The current swap I have going is Ahoy Mateys. It is in the Open Swaps. Would love to have you join if you feel up to it=)