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02-04-2012, 12:32 PM
Zentangled Mandalas

DUE DATE: April 6, 2012

Withdrawals: Anytime up to due date but please communicate
Number of cards: 3/3 only
Medium: Hand drawn or painted
Number of players: 30

I love zentangles and have just rediscovered mandalas and thought the two would make a perfect match. Any colour may be used but the mandala design should be the focus.
Please join in the fun!

Check out the following websites for info on this fun creation:

www.zentangle.com/ (home of the zentangle!)
www. zentangle.blogspot.com/

On the back of your cards, please write:
your user name
real name
place of origin
alternative contact information (optional)

* This is a 3 for 3 trade. Make 3 and receive the same number back.

All cards should be on stronger backing and should be sent in plastic sleeves.
*Send work of a quality that you would be pleased to receive.

* If you are in Canada, please include a mailing label with your address and loose stamps in the amount of 61 cents.

*U.S. and International participants, please enclose a large address label. I’ll pay the return postage. (A dollar bill or US stamp is appreciated, but if you don’t have either please don’t let that stop you from joining in on the fun)

*Please put your username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, and on all cards and labels. And please write clearly on everything!

* Cards are due to me by April 6. 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.

1. Robin -withdrew
2. Cat's Cradle -withdrew
3. Jewels -cards received
4. Meggamommy ??
5. Ligilass -cards received
6. Cameo Cheryl - withdrew
7. Therapeuticart -cards received
8. Chamele -cards received
9. 1Orange -cards received
10. Dulcie -cards received
11.ASchaum -cards received
12. Sunshine Shadow -cards received
13. Cee70 -withdrew
14. Sweetest-Sin - cards received
15. Thwarmp -cards received
16. Boekwrm -cards received
17. Son inAquarius -cards received
18. Butterfly4 -cards received
19. Hazartist1 -cards received
20. ArtyD -cards received
21. Tamjam -cards received
22. Flmgo33 -cards received
23. ScrapPea -cards received
24. Simmo -cards received
25. Hanne Alice -cards received
26. CPW Pots "n" Paintings -cards received
27. Donnacr -cards received
28. Lizcupcake -withdrew
29. Noisy Brain -cards received
30. Bluesybreeze -cards received
31. Sassynebrasky -cards received
32. Suezg45

02-04-2012, 01:05 PM
I would love to play!

Cat's Cradle
02-04-2012, 01:14 PM
Bev, I'd love to play!

02-04-2012, 06:19 PM
I'd like to join please.

02-04-2012, 07:31 PM
I love zentangles! I love mandalas! Please let me join.

CAMeo Cheryl
02-04-2012, 08:30 PM
I would love to do this one!

02-04-2012, 09:07 PM
Welcome Robin, Cat's Cradle, Jewels, Meggamommy and Ligilass!
I'm so glad you all want to play!

02-04-2012, 11:11 PM
Please add me to the list- I would love to play!!!

02-05-2012, 03:18 PM
Glad you are wanting to play! Welcome Therapeuticart!

02-05-2012, 04:31 PM
May I join too please?
Am just getting back into doing atcs after a year long hiatus
And this sounds totally fun!

02-05-2012, 11:53 PM
I would love to join in on the fun

02-06-2012, 06:27 PM
Welcome Chamele and 1Orange. So glad you have decided to join in!

02-06-2012, 06:40 PM
Anything zentangled is awesome and mandalas are awesome.. what's not to love! Please add me too!!

02-07-2012, 01:31 AM
I would like to try this. I have never zentangled, so this will be a good challenge for me.

02-07-2012, 04:45 PM
May I join too please? I would love to play.
Am just getting back into doing atcs after a year long hiatus
And this sounds totally fun!

02-07-2012, 07:56 PM
Welcome, welcome: to Dulcie, ASchaum, Sunshine Shadow, Cee70 and Sweetest-Sin! So glad you all want to join in!

02-07-2012, 11:21 PM
Hi; I want to play!

But I do have a question..to me, a mandala is a circular form, divided up into sections and have regular, repeating patterns. When I googled "zentangle mandalas" to get inspired, I saw a lot of circles filled with free-form tangles. Are there particular guidelines for what you're looking for?

02-08-2012, 06:23 PM
Welcome Thwarmp - glad you want to play!
No guidelines really - I just put the 2 together and felt you would be inspired by the combination. I plan to put zen patterns in the spaces crated by the mandala.

02-09-2012, 12:31 AM
Great! Sounds like fun!

02-09-2012, 04:40 AM
This swap combines two old loves of mine, ready to be revisited :yes: Can I join?

02-09-2012, 09:38 AM
May I play?

02-09-2012, 06:52 PM
Welcome Boekwrm and Son inAquarius! Glad to have you both join!

02-10-2012, 05:44 PM
Here's what I came up with. I'll get them in the mail soon.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Zentangle_Mandalas_1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Zentangle_Mandalas_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Zentangle_Mandalas_3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Zentangle_Mandalas_4.jpg

02-10-2012, 05:53 PM
jewels, i feel completly inadaquate (cant spell for toffee, sorry) now :(

02-10-2012, 08:11 PM
Can I play?

02-10-2012, 10:03 PM
wow Jewels those pics are great.

02-10-2012, 10:16 PM
Gorgeous cards Jewels!
Welcome Butterfly4 and Hazartist1! So glad you will be playing along!

02-10-2012, 10:53 PM
I am so sorry but I must withdraw from this swap! Too much going on for me at this time!

02-11-2012, 12:01 AM
Not a problem Robin. Take care.

02-11-2012, 11:47 AM
Jewels your ATCs for this swap are really beautiful!

02-11-2012, 01:55 PM
Wow, Jewels! Gorgeous!

02-16-2012, 08:59 PM
Welcome ArtyD - glad you want to give it a try. Careful tho - zentangles are addictive!

02-17-2012, 08:35 PM
Do you know about how long it takes for mail to get from southern U.S. to Ontario?

I love this theme, trying to decide if I will have time to get these done. Lurking for now.

02-17-2012, 09:32 PM
Jewels, those are gorgeous!

02-18-2012, 02:05 PM
I wish I could say mail is reliable and would only take a week. I would err on the side of caution and say 2 weeks just to be sure.

02-18-2012, 06:19 PM
Is there room for me here?

02-18-2012, 09:26 PM
Of course! Welcome Tamjam! Glad to have you join!

02-19-2012, 02:22 PM
May I participate please? thanks!

02-19-2012, 02:59 PM
Welcome Flmgo33! Glad to have you join in the fun!

02-20-2012, 10:33 PM
Jewels , your gorgeous cards arrived today! Thanks so much for the hostess card and money for postage!
Sweetest-Sin, your lovely cards arrived today as well! Thanks so much for the hostess card!

Butterfly4 - such lovely colourful cards!

02-21-2012, 01:35 AM
I have yet to do a Zendala, but I really should stretch my comfort zone (and spelling; "stretch" took me three tries to type iit in correctly). Please sign me up.

02-21-2012, 06:50 PM
Welcome ScrapPea - so glad you are joining in the fun!
Great term - zendala!

02-22-2012, 06:41 PM
Therapeutic Art, your lovely zen mandelas arrived today. Thanks so much for the hostess card and the money for postage.

02-22-2012, 09:22 PM
You are very welcome, thanks for hosting the swap!!!

02-25-2012, 11:48 AM
Here are my zentangled mandalas, I hope they are up to the standard?
I had fun making them, but looked like a fool, wearing two pairs of glasses on my nose :goofy: for all the small details, I must buy a magnifying thingy soon!

02-25-2012, 03:16 PM
Welcome Simmo and Hanne Alice! Glad you both decided to join in!
Gorgeous cards Boekwrm!

02-27-2012, 12:21 PM
Here are my cards for this swap! I hope you all like them! It's been fun. (Hope my cards show up... had a little computer glitch :confused:)

02-28-2012, 01:25 AM
Great cards Hazartist! Here are mine...

02-28-2012, 08:32 AM
Thwarmp, Love your cards!

02-28-2012, 05:27 PM
@Boekwrm - Great cards. Love the color idea.

@Hazartist1 - Lovely cards, of course. The circles-in-circles cards are such a great idea!

@Thwarmp - What fun, fun cards. Leafy is my fave, but the Squiggle with a square is very cool.

02-28-2012, 06:23 PM
Scrap Pea: Thank you so much! I love Zentangles! I have envies of them.

02-29-2012, 02:33 PM
Thwarp, love the zendala-cards you have made. All the details are great.

02-29-2012, 02:52 PM
@Hazartist - :)

Here are my cards to be sent this weekend.

02-29-2012, 05:26 PM
Lovely cards Scrap Pea!
Everyone has created such gorgeous zen mandalas!

02-29-2012, 05:30 PM
ME PLEASE, i joined a simmiler swap on swapbot, would be nice to get a set going


02-29-2012, 05:46 PM
@arlie707 - Thank you!

@sweetest-sin - What is swapbot? Something similar to this forum?

02-29-2012, 06:25 PM
Love your cards, ScrapPea!!:D

cpw pots 'n' paintings
02-29-2012, 06:35 PM
May I join in please - just made my first zentangle today

03-01-2012, 12:55 AM
@Hazartist - Thanks!

@cpw - Yay to your first Zentangle!

03-01-2012, 01:04 AM
I have learned about so many new things since joining ATCS (zetti, steampunk, etc) but my favorite of all has been zentangles! Cpw; I predict you'll be hooked as well!

03-01-2012, 01:01 PM
Welcome CPW - glad to have you join!

Chamele, your gorgeous mandalas arrived today! Thanks so much for the lovely hostess card and the money for postage.

03-01-2012, 08:43 PM
My cards launched across the river to you.

03-01-2012, 11:10 PM
Thanks Scrap Pea - will let you know when they arrive.

03-04-2012, 02:29 PM
@ArtyD - Love your cards, especially the circles/Manda Two card. The colored one are so fun!

03-04-2012, 05:10 PM
Thanks Arty D and Hanna - I'll let you know as soon as they arrive. Such lovely cards Arty D.

03-04-2012, 07:22 PM
ArtyD: Love your cards!

03-05-2012, 02:19 PM
@ArtyD: Love your cards, especially the bw ones!

03-05-2012, 07:38 PM
My Mandala's went into the mail today. Please let me know when they arrive. Thanks!

03-05-2012, 08:02 PM
@Simmo - oooooooh, delightful!

@flmgo33 - Lovely!

03-05-2012, 08:45 PM
Simmo and Flmg. - beautiful cards! Will let you know when they arrive.

Butterfly 4 - your lovely cards arrived today! Thanks so much for the hostess card and the money for postage.

03-07-2012, 10:17 PM
Scrap Pea and hanne - your gorgeous cards arrived today! Thank you both for the lovely hostess cards! Thanks Scrap Pea for the stamps!

Just a quick note - I will be away from MaRCH 10-18 Mail will be collected but I will not be able to respond to those that arrive next week. I hope to have acess to a computer sometime over the week though.

03-08-2012, 01:41 AM
Please let me join - I love zentangles and I have started experimenting with mandalas.

03-08-2012, 08:11 PM
Welcome |Donnacr! Glad you are joining in!

03-09-2012, 06:34 AM
OOO can I play, please? Love the idea of this!

03-13-2012, 04:26 PM
Welcome MadLou23 glad to have you join us!

I am still away but will try to check by Thurs. Take care all!

03-13-2012, 09:57 PM
I would love to join.

03-14-2012, 01:40 AM
I said I wanted in, but then I got realistic, dangit.

Noisy Brain
03-14-2012, 11:24 PM
Sign me up please, I have 3 cards almost ready.

03-15-2012, 10:16 AM
Sign me up please before all the slots are gone - I love going around in circles! They tell me I am soooo good at it. :wideeyed:

03-17-2012, 05:18 PM
Sorry to lose you Beth but I totally understand.
Welcome Lizcupcake, Noisy Brain, Bluesybreeze and Sassynebrasky!

03-18-2012, 06:00 PM
Happy cards need your address!

03-19-2012, 12:46 AM
Back from holidays and had a lovely treat - gorgeous cards from:
Flmgo33 - thanks so much for the hostess card and money for postage
Thwarmp -thanks so much for the hostess card and the money for postage
ArtyD - thanks so much for the stamps and hostess card
1Orange - thanks so much for the hostess card
Simmo - thanks so much for the hostess card
I will give itraders tomorrow. Thanks everyone fort such awesome cards!

03-19-2012, 06:08 PM
Hazartist1 - your gorgeous cards arrived today! Thank you so much for the hostess card and money for postage.

03-21-2012, 06:03 AM
sassynebrasky - I love your first card, I would be very happy to receive it.

Cat's Cradle
03-21-2012, 08:16 AM
Bev, these aren't coming along as I had hoped. I only have one partially done and the flow has just stopped on the zendalas. :( Please withdraw me.

03-21-2012, 10:56 PM
Sorry to lose you Cat's Cradle - but understand.

03-23-2012, 10:53 PM
I understand Cee - take care.

03-24-2012, 01:37 AM
My cards are in the mail today
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0057.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0058.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0059.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0060.jpg

The purple card scanned dark so taht not all the tangles are visible :skeptical:

03-24-2012, 08:29 AM
Sassy and Donnacar, your cards are awesome!

03-24-2012, 12:21 PM
My cards are done. However, I was coloring away on the first one when it dawned on me that I need to check the fine print again...so, arlie707 you have a wildly colorful hostess card! :wideeyed:

03-25-2012, 06:36 PM
Great cards Bluesy and Donna!
About 2 weeks to go! What wonderful cards everyone is sending!

03-26-2012, 05:02 PM
Boekwrm - your gorgeous cards arrived today! Thanks so much for the lovely hostess card!

03-27-2012, 07:27 PM
Wonderful cards Sassy!

Dulci your gorgeous cards arrived today! Thanks so much for the hostess card and the money for postage.

03-28-2012, 01:33 PM
Wow, Sassinebrasky they are beautiful!

03-28-2012, 06:38 PM
Ligilass, your gorgeous cards have arrived! Thank you so much for the hostess card, papers and money for postage.

03-28-2012, 06:40 PM
Welcome Suezq45 -welcome, glad you are joining in!

03-29-2012, 11:40 AM
I'm sorry folks had to drop out, but glad that I got to join. Tried to put them in the post but didn't quite get it. I'm still learning how to manage things around here. They are in my gallery if you want to view them.

03-29-2012, 05:45 PM
CPW Pots - your lovely cards arrived today!

03-30-2012, 09:57 PM
There are some amazing cards here!!!!

Noisy Brain
03-30-2012, 11:12 PM
My cards will be in the mail tomorrow.

03-30-2012, 11:29 PM
Beautiful, Noisy Brain!

03-30-2012, 11:37 PM
I love the one with the flowers and leaves, very nicely done Noisy Brain

03-31-2012, 01:06 PM
I'm going to have to withdraw from this I'm afraid. The cards are finished but they won't get to you in time. Thet won't go postal til tuesday at the earliest.

03-31-2012, 06:00 PM
So sorry to see you must withdraw. I have been in the same boat so totally understand.
I am sure there would be someone who would want to swap with you.

04-02-2012, 05:25 AM
Great zendalas Noisy Brain! Especially the brightly colored snailhouse-one.

04-02-2012, 07:03 PM
Donna and Aschaum - both of your beautiful sets of cards arrived today! Thank you both for the lovely hostess cards and the money for postage.

04-03-2012, 08:05 PM
Sassynbrasky - your lovely cards arrived today! Thanks so much for the hostess card and the stamps!

04-04-2012, 04:59 PM
Bluesybreezy and Son in Aquarius - both of your gorgeous cards arrived today. Thank you both for your lovely hostess cards. Thanks Blues as well for the stamps.

04-04-2012, 05:07 PM
I have finally updated the list - sorry about that. With this weekend being Easter, there will be no mail delivered Friday or Monday, so I will hold swapping at least til Wednesday - for those hiolidays. Hope that is okay with everyone.
All of the cards are gorgeous - it will be so hard to choose hostess cards! i am sure everyone will love their cards!

04-04-2012, 05:53 PM
Bluesybreezy and Son in Aquarius - both of your gorgeous cards arrived today. Thank you both for your lovely hostess cards. Thanks Blues as well for the stamps.

Yay! I was really starting to get worried!

Hope everyone is able to have a fun, safe, and enjoyable holiday weekend, however you choose to spend it!

04-05-2012, 09:56 PM
I have dropped mine into the mail. Peace to all!

04-08-2012, 11:05 AM
Noisy Brain and sunshine, really beautiful cards! The cards have been awesome, I can't wait to see my returns, because I would love to have every single one that I have seen so far. Great swap, arlie707. I love the mandalas.

04-08-2012, 03:17 PM
Thanks Bluesy - loving all these mandalas as well!
Happy Easter everyone!

04-10-2012, 06:47 PM
Noisy Brain your lovely cards arrived today. Thanks so much for the hostes card.

04-11-2012, 07:31 PM
Sunshine Shadow, your lovely cards arrived today! Thanks so much for the hostess card and the stamps.

04-17-2012, 09:21 PM
Tamjam, your lovely cards arrived today. Thanks so much for the hostess card.
and money for postage.
There is 1 set to go - no matter what I will be swapping out Friday and mailing all cards on Saturday.
They are truly worth waiting for.
Thank you everyone for being so patient.

04-17-2012, 09:27 PM
Yay to returns! The art here is fabtastic so I cannot wait!
(By the way, that was a mis-type but I left it because it looks cute.)

04-21-2012, 11:23 AM
Yeah - all the cards have been swapped and they will be off to new homes later today! Such awesome cards everyone - I am sure you will love your cards!

04-28-2012, 01:55 PM
Got my gorgeous mandalas today. Thanks to Chamele, Son in Aquarius and Scrapea for their fantastic cards and to Arlie for Hosting. I'm off to give points and reps.

04-28-2012, 03:50 PM
Yeah - cards are starting to arrive!
So glad you loved your cards Jewels.

04-28-2012, 05:30 PM
Happy day! I received GORGEOUS zendalas from Tamjam, Sunshineshadow and Sassynebrasky! Thank you Arlie, for introducing me to my new addiction!

Noisy Brain
04-29-2012, 09:02 AM
You made my day. I received awesome cards from Donnacr, Tamjam and Aschaum. Thanks for hosting, Arlie!

04-29-2012, 08:17 PM
Awesome cards here from Butterfly4, Son_in_Aquarius and Therapeutic Art.
Great swap host as always!!

04-30-2012, 01:32 PM
beauuuutiful cards arrived today from Jewels, sweetest Sin, and HanneAlice. love them! thanks for hosting a fantastic swap arlie707!

04-30-2012, 05:22 PM
So glad everyone is loving their cards! thanks for the kind words - you all are awesome!

04-30-2012, 06:02 PM
My cards came today and i just have to say THANK VERY MUCH!!! to Flmgo33, ArtyD and cpwheeler! and of course, Thanks lots and lots for our Hostess :)

04-30-2012, 08:54 PM
I also got my cards today, thanks so much to butterfly4, scrap pea and hanne alice and also to Arlie707 for hosting a great swap!!

05-01-2012, 10:27 PM
My Zen's arrived today, Hurray, a large big fat thanks to..Flmgo33, CPWPots, and Dulci.
Off now to leave some yummy points for you all, oh plus thanks to the host for a great swap. Thanks

05-01-2012, 10:27 PM
Got my totally awesome cards from boekwrm, hazartist, and flmgo33 - and thanks to arlie for a wonderful swap.

05-03-2012, 07:19 PM
My wonderful cards have arrived from: thwarmp, simmo and noisy brain.

Thanks for pandering to my addiction arlie707 - this swap was GREAT!!

off to leave points for all

05-04-2012, 08:22 PM
Received cards from ScrapPea, Jewels, and Sweetest-sin, all the way from the UK!

Lovely cards, my friends! I adore repetitive line art :D

05-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Received cards from boekworm, cwp pots'n'paintings, and 1orange! Loved my cards I received!!! Thanks all. And thanks to our hostess!!!:notworthy:

05-09-2012, 04:43 AM
Card are in. Love them all! Lovely to see the different styles, shapes and colors. They are a great addition to my collection. Thanks for the cards from Bluesybreeze, Dulci and ArtyD.

And a special thankyou for our great hostess: :wubclub::wubclub::wubclub: