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12-29-2011, 10:23 AM
My Bloody Valentine Swap, due February 6, 2012

My Bloody Valentine - Due February 6, 2012
Swap Due Date: February 6, 2012
Signup/Withdraw Date: February 6
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited

Get your bloody heart pumping with this whimsical take on the lovelorn or love-torn. I love Valentines Day and all that mush, but, sometimes, I'm just not in the mood. I love thrasher movies, broken hearts, anatomical hearts, dark art, found poetry even more. Make your cards a twist on happy, cheery Valentines. They don't have to be morbid or bitter...but they certainly can be.

This is an open style swap. Do mixed media, hand drawn, hand painted or some combination. Go wild. Have fun. Be creative. Use your sass! I love you already!

There are some examples at the end of this post.

* This is a 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 card trade. Make 3 or 6 cards and receive the same number back.

* All mediums and styles are welcome. All I ask is that you send in your best work. Something you would not be disappointed in receiving if it was sent to you.

* If you are new to swapping or new to ATC's, please review attached thread for some general guidelines:
Love my Two-Headedf Mermaid! Thanks.

* If you are unsure about mailing ATCs, or just may want to pick up some good tips for shipping, here is a great link.

* If you are inside the U.S., please include a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope), or a mailing label with your address and loose stamps in the amount of 45 cents (or one "Forever" stamp) for a 3/3 trade, and 65 cents or two "Forever" stamps if sending in 6 cards, or if your cards are thick or extra heavy. Please put your Username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, return envelope, if using, and on all cards. And please write clearly on everything!

* International participants, I will cover your postage (for up to 5 players). Please include an addressed envelope, or a mailing label with your address. Please put your username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, return envelope if sent, and on all cards. And please write clearly on everything!

* Cards are due in my hands by above date. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. itrader ratings will be given when I receive your cards. Returns will be mailed approximately one week after the due date. Late cards will be returned as it is unfair to those participants who always have their cards in early or on time.

Remember: We all want to be able to know who to give rep points back to. So, do not forget to put your username, swap name, and card title on the back of each card!

An extra ATC in this theme is appreciated but never required!

* Thanks for considering this swap! If you already have my address, it has not changed. If you are new, or have not been in one of my swaps for a while, PM you me when you are ready to send & I will pm you my address.
* Above all ~Have fun!!!

Players: on its way received received return
1- Vicki Z
2- TFBalding
3- AnnD
4- theweavershand
5- camcasInt'l
6- WeAre138Int'l
7- crafty
8- Dulci
9- scwk0511 (int'l)
10- locatray
11- meredithu
12- jensaz
13- alteredreality
14- artwhims
15- bastcrystal
16- VintageRebecca
17- Nikkiarts

Art by Sharazoid, Amyfaerie, AnnD & grrrdjules

Vicki Z
12-29-2011, 12:52 PM
Please sign me up.

TF Balding
12-29-2011, 01:16 PM
Oh i'm so in! :D

12-29-2011, 01:31 PM
Put me in, Coach!

12-29-2011, 02:43 PM
Welcome Vicki Z, TFBalding & AnnD. Let the madness begin!

12-29-2011, 04:53 PM
i cant resist this one! sign me up please!

12-29-2011, 07:36 PM
You've got it, Amy! Glad to see you here.

12-30-2011, 12:18 AM
Me please...I am in a bloody mood!

12-30-2011, 12:47 AM
Yay! camcas in da howse!

12-30-2011, 10:50 AM
Ooooooh, sign me up :3

12-30-2011, 12:02 PM
sign me up please

12-30-2011, 01:21 PM
Welcome WeAre138 & crafty.

01-01-2012, 05:05 AM
Got me right in the heart!! Please add me to your Valentine crew :))

01-01-2012, 08:41 AM
ok, jumping in here. please add me to the list!

01-01-2012, 09:56 AM
Great more heartless b*tches. Welcome Dulci & scwk0511.

01-01-2012, 04:49 PM
Great more heartless b*tches.

LMAO! Can I be a heartless megabitch? (At least for today?) There are 11-year-old boys in my living room driving me straight to Crazytown!

01-01-2012, 05:59 PM
I'll play. Sign me up. Thanks!

01-01-2012, 06:27 PM
welcome locatray

01-01-2012, 08:43 PM
thanks, sharazoid! looks like you forgot to add me to the master list. is that a dark valentine trick? ;)

01-02-2012, 01:54 AM
No. I was working from an ipad & it was being rude. I will add you now.

01-02-2012, 08:44 AM
I really think this would be fun, and a good way to step out of my comfort zone! Let the blood begin to flow!

01-02-2012, 03:38 PM
Wooo! meredithu!

01-02-2012, 03:59 PM
Me please!!

01-03-2012, 01:37 AM
Adding you to the lovelorn list meredithu & jensaz.

01-03-2012, 07:45 AM
Well Ann darling-I'll see your 11 yr old boys...there are 3 in my swimming pool....and raise you a 16 yr old boy with a new girlfriend as well.....sigh.....

01-03-2012, 08:36 AM
I guess that trumps 2 very tired 7 year old boys & a tired 5 year old girl returning from a trip to the Aquarium (& trying to have a civil meal in a restaurant). That was fun...NOT!

01-03-2012, 03:33 PM
LOL! Poor Shara!

CAMCAS! I'm so happy to see you! And I think I have to fold. Just thinking of a 16-year-old boy with a new girlfriend kind of gives me the shivers.

01-03-2012, 05:51 PM
ikwym Ann. I live in terror of my kids as teens. Turned out that Joelle has strep throat. She spent the morning puking, but now she's got antibiotics. She is much closer to her sweet little self. Fun day. Still not as bad a s teenagers in love.

01-03-2012, 08:37 PM
Awww! Poor Joelle! I'm glad she's on the mend now. Spending any time at all puking is misery itself!

01-04-2012, 09:47 PM
VickiZ wins the prize...first cards to arrive & 6/6. I love your quirky personsonality Vicki. These are weirdly fun cards.

01-04-2012, 10:03 PM
I need some eye candy...so out of my element on this one, but I do have some good heads rolling, 'er ideas rolling.

01-05-2012, 12:42 AM
Will post some images in the am.

Vicki Z
01-05-2012, 08:01 AM
VickiZ wins the prize...first cards to arrive & 6/6. I love your quirky personsonality Vicki. These are weirdly fun cards.

I have been called many things, but I do believe this is the first time I have been called quirky :yes:

My husband saw my cards before I mailed them.
He went pale.

01-05-2012, 08:34 AM
haha. Guess that will keep him on his toes.

TF Balding
01-05-2012, 04:06 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

01-05-2012, 04:42 PM

01-05-2012, 05:26 PM
Great, VickiZ! The middle one cracks me up most- It takes me back to grade school when we had to make Valentines for the whole class and that's the one you wish you could give to the bully. Well done! Fun!

01-06-2012, 10:06 AM
Here's mine :)

TF Balding
01-06-2012, 11:28 AM
Omg WeAre138 i <3<3<3 the dog! :wub:

01-06-2012, 12:51 PM
WeAre138, well done. Would you call that dog "Puppy Love"?

01-06-2012, 03:27 PM
I'm not sure. He is oddly loveable, even if he is covered in blood :P

01-06-2012, 04:13 PM
Sign. Me. Up.

01-06-2012, 05:57 PM
Okay, I got inspired and made one card so far. Here it is.

01-08-2012, 02:22 AM
Ohhhhhhhhh Vicki.......that sweet valentine...DIE!
....is to DIE for !,,
Love lovelovethat!
Weare138-luvin on the doggie!

01-08-2012, 03:56 AM
Ooooh legs.....very good....I always prefer the dark meat myself too......

01-08-2012, 10:24 AM
Welcome alteredreality

01-09-2012, 06:33 AM
Well mine are done...more quirky than gothic but certainly bloody.... tomorrow will post to you, Shara........extra is for you! I was leafing thru my box of small collage images looking for some anatomical hearts I had and I saw these uterus diagrams and thought ,well, "bloody" and it just went from there....yeah...bizarre and odd rather than quirky.......but I couldnt resist......

01-09-2012, 07:45 AM
Fabulously dark & bloody cards camcas. I LOVE them.

01-09-2012, 02:22 PM
I wanna play.

01-09-2012, 03:24 PM
OK artwhims. Adding you to the list.

01-09-2012, 04:12 PM
I mailed my cards today!

01-09-2012, 05:53 PM
Excellent locatray.

01-10-2012, 01:18 AM
I made 7 cards for this swap, but here are 3...

01-10-2012, 04:00 AM
Ooooh locatray....I do love the sweethearts and the bastard skull.Particularly like the background on the middle one too!

01-10-2012, 01:38 PM
Yes, what camcas said! Great cards locatray. Can't wait to hold them in my hands.

TF Balding
01-10-2012, 05:31 PM
LOVE them Laura!!!

01-13-2012, 01:38 PM
Happy Friday the 13th everyone! A perfect day for a tragic love or a broken heart or...

01-13-2012, 03:42 PM
Cards in the mail today from WeAre138. Thanks for the extra.

01-15-2012, 02:32 PM
ok, I am working on my cards. Can they be rude? What is the rule about language?

01-15-2012, 02:38 PM
Welcome to the swap scwk0511. You can be as rude as you want. Anyone who is sensitive to coarse language, pm me & I will make sure that you don't get rude cards.

01-15-2012, 02:41 PM
yay! thanks!

01-15-2012, 02:42 PM
and you now have me in the listing twice..lol.

01-16-2012, 05:11 AM
Hmmmmmmmmm.......waving.....Shaz......oh Shaz........I am NOT easily offended......actually,you knew that...!:shocked::laugh:

01-16-2012, 08:27 AM
haha. Thanks for the confirmation camcas.
Sorry for the double bill Hope. I pmed you.

01-17-2012, 03:24 AM
Hi Sharazoid - I've been longing to make a little "dark" Valentines ATC's - what better way to get back into swapping cards. May I join?

01-17-2012, 09:31 AM
Excellent. Glad to have you here bastcrystal.

01-17-2012, 05:28 PM
Excellent. Glad to have you here bastcrystal.

Thanks Sharazoid - It's nice to be back. :D

01-17-2012, 05:30 PM
Okay, I got inspired and made one card so far. Here it is.

Oh how delightfully twisted that card is I love it!

01-17-2012, 05:34 PM
Well mine are done...more quirky than gothic but certainly bloody.... tomorrow will post to you, Shara........extra is for you! I was leafing thru my box of small collage images looking for some anatomical hearts I had and I saw these uterus diagrams and thought ,well, "bloody" and it just went from there....yeah...bizarre and odd rather than quirky.......but I couldnt resist......

Great cards! My favorite is "internally" eh, "eternally"- hehehe

01-17-2012, 05:43 PM
I have been called many things, but I do believe this is the first time I have been called quirky :yes:

My husband saw my cards before I mailed them.
He went pale.

I love your cards Vicki, especially #3. Too funny! Oh I can see why your husband went pale. LOLOL

01-19-2012, 05:05 AM
Thanks for your comments bast crystal...I appreciate it
Love your avatar by the way!

01-19-2012, 09:09 PM
im officially stalking ...unless i can come up with something, lol

01-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Welcome VintageRebbecca. I pmed you.
Cards arrived from locatray. Great set. Thanks for the extra & the cool bits.
Stalk away artrageous... but you know you wanna play.

01-20-2012, 10:36 PM
Fabulous cards arrived from camcas down under. Thanks for the extra.

01-23-2012, 02:12 PM
Shara, I hate doing this, but I'm afraid I have to excuse myself from this one. I overcommitted, and I am going to have to duck out on a few swaps before I blow a gasket.

I'll be back for the next one! :D

01-23-2012, 03:02 PM
I understand Anneebaybee and I'll see you in the next one.

Great cards in today from TFBalding & Artwhims. Thanks for the postage & extras.

TF - I love you more than organ meat!

Thanks for playing!

TF Balding
01-23-2012, 04:23 PM
Lol, I love you more than stinky feet :)
Glad to know they made it... i forgot to post any pics, oopsy... :laugh:

01-23-2012, 05:49 PM
I love you more than I can eat...

01-23-2012, 06:04 PM
Im in this is right up my alley

01-23-2012, 06:50 PM
Adding you to the list of the lovelorn TangledStanley.

TF Balding
01-23-2012, 07:19 PM
I love you more than cream of wheat :laugh:

01-23-2012, 10:17 PM
I love you more than stinky feet:goofy:

01-23-2012, 10:17 PM
TangledStanley, I have noted your name change to Nikkiarts

TF Balding
01-23-2012, 10:22 PM
Haha, i win. I already said "stinky feet"... :laugh: Da hubby is gonna be jealous i played with someone else. ;)

01-23-2012, 10:33 PM
Here are my cards - will be in the post tomorrow




01-24-2012, 12:14 AM
Great cards jensaz.

01-25-2012, 11:38 PM
Here are mine. i hope they fit the theme.

01-26-2012, 09:44 AM
theweavershand - They totally fit...and made me smile.

01-26-2012, 09:58 AM
Hello everyone. Just a quick reminder that the deadline for the lovelorn is fast approaching. These babies are due in my hand in a week and a half. That means that any internationals should be sending out now...& the rest of you should be finishing up & mailing as soon as possible. Can't wait to see all of the Bloody Valentines!

01-27-2012, 04:15 AM
I have pm'd you, but I wrote the due date down wrong. I am going to post them this morning and cross my fingers that they get there in time! Hoping for a strong tailwind!


01-27-2012, 02:10 PM
Great cards arrived today from Jensaz. Thanks for the postage & extra bits.

01-27-2012, 06:41 PM
Bloody valentines are off to MA, here they are,

I really don't know what this swap did to me, but these were wayyyy out of my comfort zone- but FUN!!

01-27-2012, 06:44 PM
those are great, Meridith! love the cupid one!

01-28-2012, 02:33 AM
Meridithu ..that heart on a dish is to die for!!
Weavers hand...the little girl with scissors needs to come home to my house!

01-28-2012, 07:01 AM
My cards are flying your way!!

01-28-2012, 01:27 PM
That was quick. they are here, Dulci.

01-30-2012, 02:14 PM
Cards received from VintageRebecca & Nikkiarts. Thanks.
Just one week to go on this swap. Then I trade out cards.

01-30-2012, 08:52 PM
mine went out in the mail to you on Saturday.

01-31-2012, 01:59 PM
Cards in from

Only 2 more sets to go. We're almost there!

01-31-2012, 03:51 PM
Mine have been mailed, lets hope they hurry!!

02-06-2012, 05:44 PM
Fun cards in from Meredithu. Thanks for the extra. Will trade out on Wednesday.

02-08-2012, 03:47 PM
Woot! Excited for returns! Thanks, Sharazoid.

02-08-2012, 07:35 PM
All swapped out. Will go in the mail tomorrow & Friday.

02-09-2012, 01:41 PM
Just realized that I never posted my entries. Here they are:
Love Letter


Love Hurts

02-09-2012, 07:16 PM
fantastic, Shara!

02-09-2012, 09:07 PM
Cards are on their way. Should be arriving by Saturday or Monday. Please post when they arrive.

Vicki Z
02-13-2012, 04:02 PM
Bloody good, bloody valentines made a bloody mess in my mail today.
As soon as I clean up, I'll get out itrades and You rock! points.
Thank you Sharazoid, for a bloody good swap.

02-13-2012, 04:06 PM
Thanks ALL!! scwk0511, TFBalding and locatray for cards and Shara for hosting!

02-13-2012, 09:01 PM
be still my bloody heart! fabulous returns! thanks so much for hosting, Shara! what a fun swap!

thanks to...
WeAre138 for "His Words" (i really wanted this one!)
Dulci for "Crazy Love" (really digging the dripping blood!)
and our amazing hostess...you have no idea how much i wanted this card! im so thrilled to have it!!

02-13-2012, 09:13 PM
Yay! Returns are making their way home. Glad you are all happy (not broken-hearted) about your returns.:goofy:

02-13-2012, 10:34 PM
Blood in my mailbox today- YESSSS! I am pleased with my 6 returns. Fab art! I'm off to leave rep points. THANKS for your hard work on swapping, Sharazoid!
Happy Valentine's Day to all tomorrow!

TF Balding
02-14-2012, 03:11 AM
Got mine, too! Wonderful bloody <3s from VintageRebbecca, VickiZ, and Jensaz! :wub:

02-27-2012, 02:07 AM
Gotta mine today...Bloody Fabulous!!!
Thanks to darlin Shaz for hosting duties and also bast crystal,Meredithu and we are 138

02-27-2012, 07:29 AM
Wow! Some of these seem to have traveled the slow boat to China & back. Glad you got yours camcas. What about Dulci, jensaz, bastcrystal & Nikkiarts? Hope you have yours soon.

02-27-2012, 03:08 PM
Okay, I figured out that a few of you left iTraders without posting to this thread. I was hosting several swaps at once. Rule of thumb: always mention the swap name or theme when leaving an iTrader. Also, I make a habit of posting to the thread when I get my returns (& leeave reps & iTraders). So...with only one outstanding return, I am going to have this thread archived. You can still go there to check it out, but no more posts will be accepted. PM me if you have any questions. Thank you all for playing.