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12-31-2011, 09:16 PM
Due Date: February 19, 2012
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# Cards: 3 for 3
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Tea Party for Two

Itís time for another tea party!

I love tea sets, but donít have room to collect the real things so I collect ATCs of tea pots, tea cups or tea sets!

For this swap you send in 1 card with a tea pot and 2 cards with a single tea cup each and receive the same back from 3 different artists.

Cards can be whatever medium you like best or you can go out of your comfort zone and try something new. All I ask is you send me cards you would be proud to trade face to face.

Stickers when used wisely are fine but please make sure it is not just a sticker on a card.

Please keep them flat, no embellishments! Postal machines are not nice to them.

Please send me cards you are proud of. In return you will receive cards someone else is proud of. I will try and send a variety of cards to each person depending on what comes in.

A few thingsÖÖ.

USA folks please enclose a self-addressed envelope with .45 postage for the new rate.

INTERNATIONAL folks enclose an address label, address printed clearly on a piece of paper or long self-addressed envelope. Iíll pay the return postage. (A dollar bill or .98 US stamp is appreciated, but if you donít have either please donít let that stop you from joining fun)

An extra Tea Pot, Tea Cup or Tea Set will put a smile on my face and would be greatly appreciated, but not required for joining.

"**** I appreciate those of you who want to share your materials, but my talents are limited to cross stitching so what I receive for any other purpose I share with others. I donít mind passing it on I just want you all to know I do.

Letís get this party started!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Click on a name to get to their 1st post!

When your cards are here, you go bold!

When I know you have your cards, you go to Teal!

rebecca410 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1154423&postcount=3)
lodiprincess (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1154472&postcount=4)
Annemarie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1155022&postcount=6)
kris10satcs (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1155252&postcount=7)
Cat's Cradle (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1155351&postcount=8)
Mouseit (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1155720&postcount=12)
nitemare420me (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1155916&postcount=13)
wallyward84 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1159243&postcount=20)
margoartist (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1163454&postcount=24)
yamaha49 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1164172&postcount=26)
beth (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1167429&postcount=28)
Heidi 2323 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1167642&postcount=30)

01-01-2012, 07:18 AM
looks like fun!!!

01-01-2012, 03:59 PM
Sign me up!!

01-01-2012, 05:39 PM
Me too! I love teacups and I always love your swaps...:)

01-01-2012, 06:07 PM
Welcome Jesimal, rebecca410 and lodiprincess!

01-02-2012, 02:56 PM
Can I also participate in this swap?


01-02-2012, 09:24 PM
Please count me in! I can never do too many tea themes!

Cat's Cradle
01-03-2012, 01:43 AM
I loved the first one; please sign me up for this one!

01-03-2012, 02:04 AM
Woo hoo! sign me up

01-03-2012, 09:58 AM

01-03-2012, 10:46 AM
Welcome Annemarie, kris10satcs, catscradle and art_junkie!

Lurkers always welcome, miloccpep!

01-03-2012, 04:44 PM
OH OH Love a good tea party Please add me to the guest list...LOL

01-03-2012, 08:54 PM
I would enjoy being in this swap.

*puts on a pot of tea and gets ready for a fun and creative card making adventure*

Who wants to play tea party with me, while we work on our swap cards!? I'll be serving Kukicha green tea for right now.

*clink, clink*

01-04-2012, 02:04 PM
Good grief! Looks like I forgot to hit the save button yesterday!!!!!!!!!

I swear I added Annemarie, kris10satcs, catscradle and art_junkie.

Going to try this again........


Welcome to Mouseit and nitemare420me!

01-05-2012, 01:24 PM
I really enjoyed your previous Tea Party swaps! Depending on how things will go the next couple of weeks in my family, I think I should be able to join this swap :)

01-05-2012, 01:40 PM
Would love to have you join in!

01-08-2012, 06:42 PM
sorry - ive had alot happening and am running out of time so im going to have to withdraw

01-08-2012, 07:42 PM
Welcome wallyward84!

Sorry to see you go Jesimal. If things slow down we will be here so feel free to come on back!

01-12-2012, 12:14 PM
Annemarie your cards have arrived!

01-15-2012, 08:10 PM
You sure can! Welcome margoartist!

01-16-2012, 05:40 PM
Welcome yamaha49!

01-21-2012, 10:51 AM
Can't resist this one! What a great idea, xstitcher!

01-21-2012, 10:56 AM
Welcome beth!

01-21-2012, 05:14 PM
Sure thing, Heidi 2323, Welcome!

01-25-2012, 12:03 PM
Rebecca410 your cards are here!

01-29-2012, 11:42 PM
Mine will be going out tomorrow or the next day.

01-30-2012, 12:28 AM
Love your cards wallyward84...very nice!!!!!! I have mine ready to go....will try to get them out within the next couple of days.....:)

01-30-2012, 01:09 AM
Please keep them flat, no embellishments! Postal machines are not nice to them.

Oh no! I have cross-stitch in plastic on cardstock, I think they're pretty flat and I'll package them to be safe but I don't know, does mine count as being embellished?

01-30-2012, 10:16 AM
Oh no! I have cross-stitch in plastic on cardstock, I think they're pretty flat and I'll package them to be safe but I don't know, does mine count as being embellished?

Your cards are fine. It is your cross stitch attached to cardstock. i have done that myself. Just make sure you tape them so they don't bunch up in the envelope on route to me.

Embellishments to me are things like brads, beads, buttons and such that make a bump on the card which can get caught in the machines.

01-30-2012, 01:38 PM
Pheww!! I was worried I'd have to start from scratch! Yup, this is my first ever attempt at cross stitch and I must say I am very proud of what I have accomplished! Totally going to tape them down, they ain't going no wheres!

02-04-2012, 06:02 AM
Hi All thought it was about time I got on with this one and offer everyone a cuppa tea..LOL

Here are your cups and pot!

And yep one cup does have a real tea bag tag...LOL

02-04-2012, 11:19 AM
Me likeeee a lot!

Will let you know when they arrive!

FYI........ I will be accepting bribes for the cup with the real tea bag tag! :D

And speaking of cards....................

beth, yours have arrived! Thank you for the extra one!

02-05-2012, 02:37 AM
LOL Well what sort of bribes will you accept.. heehee..not that I need to bribe you cos its my card...*:D*

02-05-2012, 03:41 PM
lodiprincess, your cards came yesterday afternoon! Thank you for the extra card.

02-08-2012, 06:12 PM
kris10satcs, your cards are here! Thank you for the extra one!

02-09-2012, 06:03 AM
I'm not 100% sure whether I actually signed up or was still lurking.. I had hoped to get cards made for this swap as I really enjoyed the previous one, but with everything going on healthwise and all I just haven't been able to work on these cards and finish them in time.. I'm sorry :(

02-09-2012, 11:20 AM
Hope you get to feeling better real soon, craftyvox!

Thanks for letting me know, we will miss you.

Maybe next time.

02-11-2012, 12:47 AM
nitemare420me i have your envie.

will open it and give proper thank yous sometime tomorrow.

02-11-2012, 12:58 AM
*does a happy dance*

Cat's Cradle
02-11-2012, 03:07 PM
Cards are done and mailed!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_cupoftea.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_pourmeacup.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_youremycup.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_littleteapotsong.jpg

02-11-2012, 03:22 PM
Cat's Cradle,
What beautiful cards, such vibrant colors. :)

Cat's Cradle
02-11-2012, 09:43 PM
Thanks. I made the water color backgrounds ahead of time, so that really saved me some time when putting these together!

02-13-2012, 10:02 AM
Great cards, Cat's Cradle! I love mine!

Will let you know when they arrive!

And speaking of arrived cards, I have 2 more sets................


02-15-2012, 11:57 AM
And more cards have arrived!

Cat's Cradle, thank you for the extra card!
Mouseit, thank you for the extra card!
yamaha49, thank you for the extra card!

02-16-2012, 11:16 AM
Thank you both!

Looks like once they are both here the party can begin.

I shall brew a nice pot of tea and commence with the trading!

02-17-2012, 01:34 PM
OOOoooohh!! What kind of tea are we brewing?

02-17-2012, 03:03 PM
I'm not sure. I favor flavored teas so it maybe some fruit flavored something.

If this warm weather keeps up it will have to be something I can drink over ice!

Cat's Cradle
02-17-2012, 03:46 PM
I like to make my own flavors. Here's how to make Chocolate Covered Cherry:

half teaspoon cherry tea (I use whole leaves from Adagio Tea) (http://www.adagio.com)
half teaspoon chocolate tea
mix teas in tea ball, steep
mix in vanilla syrup and a dash of milk

02-17-2012, 04:57 PM
I love Adagio Teas!! Total yum!

Cat's Cradle
02-17-2012, 05:49 PM
I was introduced to Adagio about 10 years ago. Started playing with the different flavors shortly after buying my first tins. Gave my sisters and mom tea for Christmas one year.

Hm....speaking of tea....I need to make sure to dry some peppermint from the garden this year! I LOVE herbals as well!

02-17-2012, 07:20 PM
Sounds good Cat's.

I hate to admit it but most of my tea is Stash tea bags. Don't think I have ever made tea from loose tea.

I guess I should try it. I hear it is so much better...............

Cat's Cradle
02-17-2012, 07:29 PM
It really is. You can buy loose tea at the store, but it is only slightly less crushed than the bagged tea (which is pulverized to a powder). Whole leaves are best if you can get them.

02-20-2012, 11:31 AM
margoartist, your cards have arrived! Thank you for the extra one!

One more set to go then I will trade them out.

No mail today so hoefully they will be here tomorrow.

02-24-2012, 11:27 AM
Heidi2323, your cards are here! Thank you so much for the extra card!

02-28-2012, 08:09 PM
Returns went out today!

All the sets were wonderful! I really wanted to keep them all, but figured I could not get away with it! :D Would it be possible for the postal system to misplace 12 envelopes?

On the serious side.................

Please remember to give rep points to your fellow players and if you think I deserve it, an iTrader for me.

My challenge to everyone.............

This is a fairly small swap so I hope we can have 100% of the players at least post here that cards are received.

Thank you all for playing, I enjoyed it, and I hope you do to as your cards start making their way to the new homes.

02-29-2012, 08:44 PM
I received my wonderful cards in the mail today! Thank you so much xstitcher for hosting this great swap! Thanks go out to rebecca410, yamaha49, and heidi2323 for the great tea set collection you made for me!

03-01-2012, 11:25 AM
That was fast, even if you are just north of me!

Cat's Cradle
03-01-2012, 05:42 PM
Wow. Cards are arriving already? Must check my PO box tomorrow!

03-02-2012, 02:52 PM
Received my wonderful cards in the mail! Thanks for another great swap and thanks to nitemare420me, kris10satcs and heidi2323 for the gorgeous additions to my tea collection.

03-02-2012, 09:34 PM
Received some fabulously tasty cards yesterday from Mouseit, Heidi2323 and Cat's Cradle now I'm ready to have a delightful tea party with my cards. Thank you xstitcher for hosting this wonderful swap!

*Edit* Just realized I received cards from a cat and a mouse and had to giggle about it. Tee hee, tee hee.

03-03-2012, 12:26 PM
Glad to see the cards are arriving!

Usually after this swap I host a 2nd one for a sugar bowl, creamer and goodies for the party! If there is enough interest I can do it again. I need at least 4 players to be able to swap them out.

Also if there is the 2nd one I open it up to another tea set if anyone new or from the 1st one wants another set.

Please, let me know here or in a pm your thoughts on a 2nd swap.

03-03-2012, 01:09 PM
*starts to get ideas for savory and sweets cards* Tea sandwiches, scones, mmm cupcakes.

Yup, count me in for the next swap!

03-03-2012, 01:14 PM
I will start a list nitemare420me and if there is enough interest I will start the swap in the next few days.

Cat's Cradle
03-03-2012, 01:18 PM
I'd love to do another swap, but I'm not sure how my time is gonna be in the next 6 weeks. :goofy:

03-03-2012, 01:24 PM
Cat's I can make it farther out if your need me to. I am flexible!

Cat's Cradle
03-05-2012, 11:09 PM
It's just that the next 6 weeks or so, my youngest son has wrestling every weekend. And I'm not sure when my daughter's basketball games are...it's a busy time for us.

03-10-2012, 12:22 PM
I am going to start a swap for the sugar bowl, creamer and goodies once I have my computer issues all worked out. Right now I have to use my hubbys work laptop to check in here. I hope one more phone call to my internet provider today can get it fixed. If not there may be a new laptop in my future!

Cat's Cradle
03-10-2012, 09:02 PM
Don't remember if I posted, but my cards are here. Will leave iTrader and Reps shortly....got to get back to the laptop where the cards are sitting!

03-12-2012, 10:31 AM
It's just that the next 6 weeks or so, my youngest son has wrestling every weekend. And I'm not sure when my daughter's basketball games are...it's a busy time for us.

My grandson wrestled for a few years. Those meets can be all day affairs. Lots of waiting between matches. More watching other peoples kids than your own but fun anyway. I always tried to have some kind of easy cross stitching project going on so I could keep busy. Generated some conversations, too.

Cat's Cradle
03-13-2012, 12:00 PM
I take small crochet projects. ;) Got lots of interesting conversations while working on a zombie robot amigurumi!

03-13-2012, 01:09 PM
I can imagine you would!

03-16-2012, 02:49 AM
Ohhh I got a lovely cup of tea from lodiprincess, andRebecca410, and a lovely teapot from Beth! How lovely!

Thanks to xstitcher for my lovely set! thank you!

03-16-2012, 02:54 AM
Hmmm Rebecca410 is not on the thread, so can't leave her rep points... how sad....LOL

03-16-2012, 09:11 AM
Only 2 more left to hear from then I know everyone got their cards!

03-17-2012, 11:13 PM
Thanks for pointing me in Rebecca's direction have left my rep point for her now.. all gone and done ... thanks again !