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Gerry
02-08-2012, 12:48 PM
Swap Due Date 22nd April
Sign Up / withdraw Date –None but let me know
Number of ATCs - 3/3 or 6/6
Number of Players - unlimited
Medium – Collage, H/D, sewn, .

Down on the Farm
Make 3 cards with a different Farm animal on each. In return you will get 3 different farm animals back.
Suggestions ; Rooster, Cow, Duck, Sheep, pig, goat,
If you feel adventurous you could make the legs/ wings or tail etc move. I will guarantee at least one moving one back if you send some in. But more than one will depend on how many are sent.

Now for the boring but important bits.
1. Please put a little thought into your work, only send in cards you would be pleased to receive yourself.
2. For this swap please do not use stickers as the main picture, small ones as embellishments are fine.
3. Original cards only please.
4. Please try to keep the cards flat, as I would hate to have your work mangled in the post machine, so no bulky beads or brads etc.
5. If you are using brads to make something move, then please try to use the flatter sort.
5. All cards must have swap and user names on the back and be in plastic sleeves.
6. All cards must be 2.5” x 3.5”

International players- Please send a hidden $1 or unused stamp to help with postage back to the US etc
All participants, please include an address label or slip of paper with your address on it.
I will supply the envelopes for all participants.
UK players – please include a label with loose stamps.
Any not arriving on time, not made with thought, not the right size or not on theme,will be returned, if you are not sure please ask before posting. I try to swap effort for effort and will return any cards that are not comparable with others sent in.
Note that I am in the UK, so cards will take a little longer to get to me, so allow plenty of posting time.

1. Gerry - arrived
2. Pixiecorpse arrived
3.TxCat = arrived
4. Vicki Z arrived
5. Shewolf36
6. Nikkiarts arrived
7. Singbluesilver = arrived
8. Ferretgirl arrived
9.jaceslave arrived
10. Rebecca410 - arrived
11.Goatgirl - arrived
12. Suntrade - arrived
13. Makeart96 - arrived
14. Jaw - arrived
15. Gwen =Arrived
16. neca84 - arrived
17. katrinabean86
18. Hiddentreasure2010 arrived
19. Kystyles - withdrawn
20. BarbaraF withdrawn
21. Lenoralb - arrived
22. PinkZombie - arrived
23, Janetmacheck - arrived
24. quoting mungo - arrived
25 lilakey - arrived
26.Jessann arrived
27. Melanie S - arrived
28. HGoodBrad arrived
29. Magdapalka - arrived
30. Ladywatersnake - Arrived
31. Starshine no communication

pixiecorpse
02-08-2012, 02:16 PM
How could I not sign up being from lincolnshire myself :D I do miss seeing the cows and hay bales from my bedroom window :D
Count me in :D

TxCat
02-08-2012, 02:17 PM
Count me in :)

Vicki Z
02-08-2012, 02:24 PM
Sign me up

marilou
02-08-2012, 02:48 PM
lurking...very busy months ahead, and I want the cards to be finished before
signing up! Keep an eye open on this one....

shewolf36
02-08-2012, 04:45 PM
Me! pick Me! *rises hand*

wolfwynd
02-08-2012, 04:57 PM
I'm keeping an eye on this one. :)

debs913
02-08-2012, 05:02 PM
lurking...spring is a busy time here on the farm :D

Nikkiarts
02-08-2012, 05:44 PM
Sign me up

Gerry
02-08-2012, 07:06 PM
Welcome to my swap Pixiecorpse, TxCat, Vicki Z, Shewolf36, Nikkiarts and Singbluesilver. I am really looking forward to seeing all the cards for this one.

Lurkers welcome, Mariloupatch, Wolfwynd and Debs913, hope you all come back.

ferretgirl
02-08-2012, 07:47 PM
I'd like to sign up please.

Gerry
02-09-2012, 06:12 AM
I'd like to sign up please.

Welcome Ferretgirl, I have signed you up.

pixiecorpse
02-09-2012, 06:51 AM
I'm looking forward to this! Just need to pick my animals :D

Jaceslave
02-09-2012, 12:57 PM
I would like to sign up.please

rebecca410
02-09-2012, 01:57 PM
Sign me up!!

Gerry
02-09-2012, 04:57 PM
welcome jaceslave & Rebecca410 I have signed you up.:D
Any questions just ask :yes:

debs913
02-09-2012, 05:15 PM
Gerry...for US players, you want US stamps included? Clarification :D

Gerry
02-09-2012, 05:21 PM
Gerry...for US players, you want US stamps included? Clarification :D

I can use US stamps for swaps I join so if stamps are easier than a $1 to send, that would be fine.
But uk players need to send uk stamps.
European can send any of the above.
If any player is struggling to get any of the above pm me.
Thanks for asking some one else might have been thinking the same thing.:D

goatgirl
02-09-2012, 07:24 PM
I was thinking just last night about hosting this very swap topic! Great choice--please sign me up!

Gerry
02-09-2012, 07:27 PM
I was thinking just last night about hosting this very swap topic! Great choice--please sign me up!

Sorry to have taken your swap topic, but really happy that you have joined:D
I have signed you up.

pixiecorpse
02-10-2012, 09:36 AM
That cow is awesome Vicki!!!! I've started a few of mine, non moving obviously :D
Need to get me some brads then I'll be on my way :D

pixiecorpse
02-10-2012, 03:27 PM
there is a craft store where I live but its across town, not so easy to get to. I will have a looksie on this old internet to see what i can find :D

pixiecorpse
02-10-2012, 03:33 PM
no wonder i was getting confused, paper fasteners = brads lol and I knew thats what you meant d'uh!!!

pixiecorpse
02-11-2012, 11:09 AM
Hehe I meant brad paper fasteners hehe how daft would I be to get paper clips they would never work :D

Gerry
02-11-2012, 01:47 PM
I finished my first card for this today :)

Thats great news, I hope you post to the thread so we can all drool over it..:yes:

SunTrade
02-11-2012, 11:24 PM
I would love to play! :D

Vicky your cow is awesome!

pixiecorpse
02-12-2012, 06:05 AM
heres mine so far! I might add a couple more yet :D

Gerry
02-12-2012, 01:31 PM
I would love to play! :D

Vicky your cow is awesome!

Welcome suntrade, its great to have you join another of my swaps.:D

Gerry
02-12-2012, 01:35 PM
That is so cute Vicki, I would love to join in the fun, please sign me up, though I cant promise moving animals.

Welcome Gwen, I have signed you up thanks for joining in another of my swaps, though you didnt have a choice...as my sister I just tell you, that you are joining,.:biglaugh:

Gerry
02-12-2012, 02:04 PM
heres mine so far! I might add a couple more yet :D

Pixiecorpse, Love your cards, I think the pig is my favourite. cant wait to see them in R/L

pixiecorpse
02-12-2012, 02:28 PM
Thanks Gerry! Hoping I can do a few more...plenty of time :D he's my fav too love piggies :D

Gerry
02-12-2012, 07:08 PM
Hi would like to be part of down on the farm. My cards are ready. Please send an address. Thanks. Marianna

welcome Makeart96, I have signed you up.:D

jaw
02-12-2012, 09:14 PM
hmmm .... this looks like fun ... sign me up please! :)

Gerry
02-13-2012, 04:43 AM
hmmm .... this looks like fun ... sign me up please! :)

Great to have you join another of my swaps. I have signed you up.

jaw
02-14-2012, 03:49 PM
All ready to go ... will post today :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_down_on_the_farm_001.jpg

Gerry
02-14-2012, 05:13 PM
Their lovely Jaw, cant wait to see them in R/L, just adore their comical looks.:D

pixiecorpse
02-17-2012, 03:04 PM
They are soooo cute! I've been catching up on other swaps have some lambs half done though :D

Gerry
02-17-2012, 05:31 PM
Cant wait to see what everyone creates, I have 3 sets on the way to me already. :D

Vicki Z
02-17-2012, 07:05 PM
Oh bummer.
I was soooo sure mine would be there by now.

Gerry
02-17-2012, 07:13 PM
Sorry Vicki nothing yet..:cry:

pixiecorpse
02-17-2012, 07:17 PM
I've had my orders from a higher power that I have to make more cards so I can include some that move ;)

SunTrade
02-18-2012, 12:59 AM
So I was thinking on this, and I was wondering. Can they be whimsical, and /or cute?

neca84
02-18-2012, 02:05 AM
I would like to join please

Vicki Z
02-18-2012, 06:56 AM
I've had my orders from a higher power that I have to make more cards so I can include some that move ;)

I am sooo glad a higher power has given orders for you to make cards that move.
Do be aware that cards that move are FUN to make, and ADDICTIVE!!!!:biglaugh:

pixiecorpse
02-18-2012, 08:20 AM
Hehe I've so many addictions with atcs what's 1 more :D

Gerry
02-18-2012, 08:55 AM
So I was thinking on this, and I was wondering. Can they be whimsical, and /or cute?

Whimsical or cute would be great. :D

Gerry
02-18-2012, 08:56 AM
I would like to join please

Welcome neca, I have added you to the list :D

katrinabean86
02-18-2012, 03:24 PM
The date's far enough I think I can get some done :) I've begun really loving to draw pigs for some reason lol.

Gerry
02-18-2012, 04:25 PM
The date's far enough I think I can get some done :) I've begun really loving to draw pigs for some reason lol.

Great to have you join in, dont forget its a different animal for each card,:D and if your feeling adventurous, make them move..:yes:

Gerry
02-19-2012, 04:29 AM
I will watch this for a while.

Lurkers are welcome. :D

Gerry
02-20-2012, 03:38 PM
Cards arrived today from Vicki Z and nikkiart, both sets are great, the little critters just ran into my house and jumped into my folder, they are all excited to see where their new homes are going to be in a few weeks.

pixiecorpse
02-20-2012, 05:58 PM
I'm going to redo my pig so it moves :D

Gerry
02-20-2012, 07:17 PM
I'm going to redo my pig so it moves :D

ooo a moving pig, cant wait to see it.

HiddenTreasure2010
02-20-2012, 08:23 PM
I would love to join.

Gerry
02-21-2012, 08:35 AM
I would love to join.

Welcome hidden treasure, great to have you join.
Don't forget that you can make your animals move if you want to, but that is optional. :D

Gerry
02-21-2012, 05:51 PM
Jaw your cute farm animals trotted in today, They are even better in r/l.:notworthy:

jaw
02-21-2012, 08:41 PM
Yippee! Glad you like them! Pick one and sprinkle the rest around the world! LOL

kstyles
02-22-2012, 12:11 AM
I'd like to play please. :)

Gerry
02-22-2012, 03:50 AM
I'd like to play please. :)

Welcome to the farm, I will add you to the list.:D

goatgirl
02-22-2012, 04:12 PM
My cards will be going in the mail today.

Gerry
02-22-2012, 04:37 PM
My cards will be going in the mail today.

Great, I will watch out for them. :D

SunTrade
02-24-2012, 01:08 AM
Here are my cards, I hope you like them!.

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/73/downthefarm.jpg

ferretgirl
02-24-2012, 03:11 AM
Oh my gosh, SunTrade!! Those are so adorable. I especially love the pig!!!

pixiecorpse
02-24-2012, 03:41 AM
They are sooooo cute suntrade!

Gerry
02-24-2012, 04:35 AM
They are lovely and cute suntrade, I have sent you my address and am looking forward to seeing them in r/l :D

Gerry
02-24-2012, 08:50 AM
Fantastic 2nd set arrived from Vicki, just love them all. :D

SunTrade
02-24-2012, 01:37 PM
Thank you! Will post this weekend!

neca84
02-26-2012, 09:25 PM
here are my 3 for swap and 1 for Gerry for hosting.

pixiecorpse
02-28-2012, 01:06 PM
They are so cute neca84 !!

I'm just finishing off my bits for my last 3 so they can wiggle :D

Gerry
02-28-2012, 04:56 PM
I was raised on the farm. Sign me yo. Barbara F:yes:

Welcome Barbara, I have signed you up.

Gerry
02-28-2012, 04:57 PM
here are my 3 for swap and 1 for Gerry for hosting.

Nice cards Neca, very cute looking.:D

Gerry
02-28-2012, 05:01 PM
Makearts your farm animals have trotted in and are currently being fed and watered.
Lovely cards. :D

lenoralb
02-29-2012, 12:00 AM
Looks like another fun one. Can I join too? :yes:

Gerry
02-29-2012, 08:29 AM
Looks like another fun one. Can I join too? :yes:

Love to have you join, the more people to look after the animals the better.:D

Gerry
03-01-2012, 04:40 PM
More farm animals trotted in today. Lovely cards arrived from Suntrade and goatgirl, they are all fantastic cards, thanks for the extras, the returns are going to be wonderful.

SunTrade
03-01-2012, 05:58 PM
Cute cards Neca!

Gerry
03-02-2012, 03:12 PM
More cards arrived today, from Rebbecca410, lovely cards, love the texture on the lamb, what did you use?
My garden is getting a bit crowded, and smelly :biglaugh:

shewolf36
03-02-2012, 07:41 PM
I need to drop, sorry

Gerry
03-02-2012, 07:58 PM
I need to drop, sorry

Sorry to see you go shewolf36, but I understand, come back if you find the time before it finishes :yes:

rebecca410
03-03-2012, 03:59 AM
Here are my cards!!

neca84
03-03-2012, 05:25 AM
Here are my cards!!

they look great

Gerry
03-03-2012, 05:55 AM
Here are my cards!!

They are great, and they are even better in r/l. I love I get to see all the cards,:D

Gerry
03-03-2012, 05:59 AM
Mine are finished I will post them later on today I just need to take pics of them and upload them to my computer as I don't have a scaner.

Looking forward to seeing them Singbluesilver. I always take photos of mine now, it is so much less hassle than scanning, well it is since I got my new printer scanner, it isnt a one touch button like my old one, too much messing around for me.:confused:

pixiecorpse
03-03-2012, 06:35 AM
I've done my moving piggy! Phew that was scary! Fun but scary! Hehe going to get the rest finished this weekend so I can scan and mail by wednesday....
My photo taking skills are poor plus if I scan I can make prints :D

PinkZombie
03-03-2012, 06:54 AM
Can I join this? Hope you don't mind seeing as it is my first one here. I do have over 150 completed swaps at swapbot (link in my profile under contact stuff) just to show I have swapped successfully before.

If I can join, you want me to send 1 U.S. dollar right for postage?

pixiecorpse
03-03-2012, 12:17 PM
Hehe, its scary punching the holes and willing it not to get wrecked...and ruining all my hard work :D
I need to finish some more cards so I can scan loads at once :D

Gerry
03-03-2012, 01:18 PM
Can I join this? Hope you don't mind seeing as it is my first one here. I do have over 150 completed swaps at swapbot (link in my profile under contact stuff) just to show I have swapped successfully before.

If I can join, you want me to send 1 U.S. dollar right for postage?

Love to have you join my swap PinkZombie, and a US dollar is fine. Let me know when you are ready to post so I can send you my snail post address. :D

Gerry
03-03-2012, 01:25 PM
Neca84, your farm animals have arrived safely, though the emu was a bit stiff and is currently stretching his long legs racing around the garden.

pixiecorpse
03-03-2012, 02:26 PM
Hehe hole in wrong place never came into it, stabbing my fingers was slightly higher on my list of priorities :D

Vicki Z
03-03-2012, 02:45 PM
oh dear, do NOT stab into fingers.

Take a clean dish towel, or a wash cloth, or a hot pad, and put it behind, or underneath, your work.
THEN stab the hole.:D

Gerry
03-03-2012, 02:52 PM
Or use a bit of polysterene, I keep a little bit from packing and use it when making holes. My worst thing is dropping the little brads, I just cant seem to hold them like I used to.

PinkZombie
03-03-2012, 05:32 PM
Love to have you join my swap PinkZombie, and a US dollar is fine. Let me know when you are ready to post so I can send you my snail post address. :D

Yay thanks I'll start them right away. I'm really excited to give this site a try :yes:

Gerry
03-03-2012, 05:36 PM
Yay thanks I'll start them right away. I'm really excited to give this site a try :yes:

Great, cant wait to see your animals, dont forget to read the rules before posting, but above all HAVE FUN..:D

pixiecorpse
03-03-2012, 06:02 PM
Ooh just the thought of stabbing polystyrene makes me all goose pimply! But I do see your point hehe oh dear I must be getting tired!
And you know what I've not stabbed myself yet,but I have got a paper cut from a cereal box hehe

PinkZombie
03-04-2012, 01:28 AM
Well.. I made one tonight and I wanted to post it here but the site won't let me "post URLs to other sites until I have 15 posts". That's great and all but I just wanted to link to my gallery and show the thumbnail like everyone else did in this post lol. (I even read a post in the help section on how to do it.) I get why I can't post to other sites till I'm at 15 posts, but I wish I could post links of this site since it's not an "other" site.

Anyways, it's a cow and he's in my gallery. :laugh:

Vicki Z
03-04-2012, 02:13 AM
Chester the Cow is WONDERFUL!!!!
FAB card!!

pixiecorpse
03-04-2012, 02:33 AM
Chester is fantastic pinkzombie!
For a thumbnail, you need to click the post reply button and then on the toolbar above the text box is a paperclip icon, click that to open another window and that's the one to upload your thumbnails into. Then submit post and it shall appear :D hope that helps :D

neca84
03-04-2012, 02:47 AM
Chester is adorable but shouldn't HE be a BULL?? :)

Glad mine arrived safely and watch that emu Gerry they are notorious for getting into mischief :P

Gerry
03-04-2012, 10:57 AM
Got to agree, Chester is good, cant wait to see your others.:D

Gerry
03-04-2012, 10:58 AM
Cards arrived from Gwen, I will try to get their pictures taken and put in the thread for her.:D

And I have finished 2 of mine so will also get pics of them.

pixiecorpse
03-04-2012, 11:14 AM
I still have 2 more cards to do...think my lambs won't move but the last one might be a horse or a duck that does :D and your hostie cards piranhas that wiggle if that's ok...

Vicki Z
03-04-2012, 11:20 AM
Piranhas that wiggle???
If Gerry doesn't want it, I DO!!!!!!
But Gerry collects fish, so she will probably keep it.:cry:

pixiecorpse
03-04-2012, 11:26 AM
Hehe I made too many piranhas so you might be in luck ;)

Gerry
03-04-2012, 11:45 AM
I still have 2 more cards to do...think my lambs won't move but the last one might be a horse or a duck that does :D and your hostie cards piranhas that wiggle if that's ok...

ooohhhh A piranha that wiggles sounds like fun...looks like you have been having a fun time making cards,:yes:

pixiecorpse
03-04-2012, 11:53 AM
I really have!!! Trying to keep the kids mitts off them has not been an easy job!

Hehe I'll add it to the list vicki ;)

Vicki Z
03-04-2012, 12:06 PM
And to think, I might have been slightly instrumental in getting you interested in cards that move.

Yes, kids love cards that move, ALMOST as much as (us) adults.:D

Hooked on another addiction.
At least this vice is safe, and legal!!:biglaugh:

pixiecorpse
03-04-2012, 12:15 PM
Hehe you've just put the most bizarre thought in my head, could you imagine shoplifting brads and stealing cash for postage! Then it wouldn't be legal any more :D

Vicki Z
03-04-2012, 12:19 PM
Now just a second, I did NOT put THAT THOUGHT into your head.:shocked::shocked:

pixiecorpse
03-04-2012, 12:28 PM
Hehe nope it was all me! I just wondered how it could be made illegal...I wouldn't do it, it just amused me the thought of someone getting caught shoplifting the craft supplies...I have an awful sense of humour really come to think of it :D

Vicki Z
03-04-2012, 12:30 PM
Good to know!
Did I mention that my neighbor is a :policeman:
Probably not wise to talk about such things, even in jest.:D

pixiecorpse
03-04-2012, 12:37 PM
Hehe how cute is that police smiley!
Its ok my uncles brother in laws a policeman too :D

pixiecorpse
03-04-2012, 03:43 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=288482

heres the pig and piranhas :D

PinkZombie
03-04-2012, 03:56 PM
Chester is adorable but shouldn't HE be a BULL?? :)

Doh.. Lol. :embarrassed: I really liked the name Chester and cow sounded better than bull with it haha. I think I might do bunnies for one of my other cards.

janetmachek
03-04-2012, 03:59 PM
I would like to sign up too please :)

Vicki Z
03-04-2012, 04:01 PM
Doh.. Lol. :embarrassed: I really liked the name Chester and cow sounded better than bull with it haha.


I understand there is a BOY named SUE, so why not a Cow named Chester?

We used to raise long horned cattle when we lived in Arkansas, and ALL the cows had "boy" names, rather matching their personalities. LOL

Vicki Z
03-04-2012, 04:06 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=288482

heres the pig and piranhas :D


WOW!!!
Love the pig.
Even the little corkscrew tail moves:laugh:

I think I like the pig better than the piranhas.
Can I change my mind?
Does anyone else change their mind?:arghh:

Well, I am changing my mind.:biglaugh:
LOVE that pig!

For not having made moving cards previously, you are getting to be quite the pro.:D
I can see why your kids wanted to get their mitts on your cards.
So do I!!!!:yes:

janetmachek
03-04-2012, 04:17 PM
I would like to join to please :)

pixiecorpse
03-04-2012, 04:35 PM
That tail was a nightmare to cut! But thank you for the lovely compliments :D
And your free to change your mind as often as you wish :D

Gerry
03-04-2012, 04:52 PM
I would like to sign up too please :)

Great to have you in my swap...feel free to jump in with the crazy ..err I mean friendly people chatting in the thread, any questions just ask.:D

Gerry
03-04-2012, 04:55 PM
Your cards a great pixiecorpse, I have to agree with Vicki, moving cards are very addictive, I have finished my first 2 farm animals but they do not move, but I will make some moving ones as well

Gerry
03-04-2012, 04:59 PM
Here is my goat - Clarence
and my sheep - Daisy They both have had teir coats coloured in with gloss pens to give them a nice texture,

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3155/medium/1_farm_1.jpg

Vicki Z
03-04-2012, 05:18 PM
Oh, I love Clarence.
He would fit right in with my goat herd.:yes:

I see he cannot move.
My girls will like that - - he cannot run away -- from all 12 of them!!!!

pixiecorpse
03-04-2012, 05:38 PM
Awww they are so cute!!! Love daisy! I only named the dog bess, we had a border collie exactly like it when we were little...

Hehe you better keep your eyes on those goats if clarence goes to stay with you vicki, on second thoughts maybe you shouldn't look hehe

goatgirl
03-06-2012, 06:06 PM
Gerry! I need your goat card! :) And speaking of sheep, we have brand new baby lambs. . .sooo cute, although my bias is definitely towards goats. They are so smart, curious, friendly, and playful--better than dogs even!

Gerry
03-06-2012, 06:31 PM
Thanks, I might have to make another goat. Though I still need to make some that move. Gwen made some great cards with little lambs jumping on it, so cute.

Jaceslave
03-07-2012, 01:40 PM
I sent my cards out today.

pixiecorpse
03-07-2012, 01:44 PM
I'm going to get my last 2 cards finished tonight so they can go out tomorrow :D

Vicki Z
03-07-2012, 01:53 PM
I'm going to get my last 2 cards finished tonight so they can go out tomorrow :D


Congratulations, pixiecorpse.
You are really cranking out the cards!

pixiecorpse
03-07-2012, 04:45 PM
I know and managed to get another 2 swaps done (10 cards) last night :D

Oh and seeing as there's all the goat love on the farm I've made one....that moves ;)

Vicki Z
03-07-2012, 05:16 PM
YIPPEEEE!!!!! for goats that move.

I am glad I sent so many brads, but even so you must be running out.:sad:

janetmachek
03-07-2012, 05:30 PM
WHERE DID U SEND THEM TOO? I AM TRYING TO GET IN TO CARD TRADING BUT HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO SEND THEM TOO. PLEASE HELP ME . JANET MACHEK

Gerry
03-07-2012, 05:57 PM
I have sent you my address Janet, looking forward to seeing your cards.

pixiecorpse
03-07-2012, 06:34 PM
I have 3 left :D but I have some pennies in my paypal so the hunt is on :D

goatgirl
03-07-2012, 06:56 PM
Oh and seeing as there's all the goat love on the farm I've made one....that moves ;)


Oooh pixiecorpse--time for show and tell--please! :jiggy:

pixiecorpse
03-08-2012, 06:20 AM
I meant to upload them last night,but I was getting so tired but I did scan them so will upload later when I get chance but they have gone postal :D

Gerry
03-08-2012, 08:14 AM
I will look out for them, shouldnt take long to get across the bridge and down the A180 :spinny:
Looking forward to seeing them.

pixiecorpse
03-08-2012, 05:28 PM
goat and lambs ;)

Gerry
03-08-2012, 07:14 PM
Love the little lambs and the goat with the nodding head, :)

Vicki Z
03-09-2012, 08:05 AM
SPECTACULAR cards, pixiecorpse.:notworthy:
Particularly LOVE the goat.
Looks just like my Sabrina!

AWESOME that you even have the goats pupils right.
Not everyone knows goats have horizontal pupils.:wideeyed:

pixiecorpse
03-09-2012, 08:24 AM
I almost did the pupils wrong...thank you for noticing :D

Gerry
03-09-2012, 08:47 AM
I sent my cards out today.

Thanks Jaceslave, I will keep my eye out for them, I am looking forward to seeing your animals.:)

Gerry
03-09-2012, 09:06 AM
I almost did the pupils wrong...thank you for noticing :D

I didnt know ,so I am sure mine is wrong, but I should be able to recify it..:cute:

pixiecorpse
03-09-2012, 09:57 AM
Hehe its handy to be the hostess sometimes ;)
They look like 8 lying down :D

Vicki Z
03-09-2012, 01:50 PM
Sorry to hear aout your rabbit.
They are so soft and cuddly, and one can really get attached!

goatgirl
03-09-2012, 05:55 PM
Your goat is awesome, pixiecorpse! :)

pixiecorpse
03-10-2012, 03:30 AM
Thanks goatgirl!

Gerry
03-10-2012, 04:16 AM
I used to live on a farm, so I'm all for this theme! Can I join in, please and thank you?

Love to have you join in the fun, any questions just ask, and be sure to read the rules in the first post. :)

Gerry
03-10-2012, 04:20 AM
Pixiecorpse, your fantastic farm animals have just trotted in, very weary from their trip across the bridge and down the A180, but are settling in nicely in my back yard, which is starting to get very crowded..;)

Gerry
03-10-2012, 04:20 AM
I shall be away until Sunday night but will update anything when I get back.:)

pixiecorpse
03-10-2012, 04:26 AM
Yay glad they made it there safe and sound...yay!!!
Ooh have a lovely weekend :D

pixiecorpse
03-11-2012, 10:32 AM
I love it quoting mungo! I'd be very happy to have it in my returns :D

Vicki Z
03-11-2012, 12:13 PM
Finished my first card last night! The horse turned out really tiny on the card, unfortunately - is it alright? Otherwise I'll look for some lower-count aida or evenweave somewhere in my stash and stitch up another one, and keep this one for trades or something. Math is not my strongest suit and my brain kind of skipped a beat on the "it'll be a ton smaller on the aida than it is on the graph paper" after I finished designing the thing.

Other cards are half done or so - I'm waiting for some supplies in the mail before I move forward with those.


When you stitch out your pattern, use 4 squares for each stitch rather than one. It gives a bigger image, and takes no math skills, but you do have to pay attention and be consistent. ALL stitches have to crosss 4 squares for each one square on the pattern, although you can cheat and do the background "regular"...

I do that a lot.
I get a larger image, and the cross stitching goes faster.:spinny:

pixiecorpse
03-11-2012, 12:17 PM
Or you can get bigger aida, I've got some that takes wool, not sure how good it would be atc size...I shall have to try that :D

Vicki Z
03-11-2012, 12:23 PM
I've not seen bigger aida.
Good idea!!

Gerry
03-11-2012, 03:35 PM
That horse is lovely quoting mungo. Cant wait to see what other ones you create :)

Gerry
03-11-2012, 03:37 PM
cards have arrived from Singbluesilver, I LOVE them all but the dog is my favourite. :)

Gerry
03-11-2012, 06:21 PM
Would like to join this one. THANKS.

Welcome to the farm lilakey, I am happy to have you join in the madness,:)

PinkZombie
03-11-2012, 10:25 PM
I'm still here, have been very busy as of late. Just wanted to pop in to let you know I'm still committed. I have my 2nd card almost done (drawn but not colored in or finished). I should be finished pretty soon.

jessann
03-12-2012, 12:21 AM
Please sign me up! Thanks

Gerry
03-12-2012, 03:16 AM
Please sign me up! Thanks

Welcome Jessann, I have signed you up.:)

Gerry
03-12-2012, 03:17 AM
I'm still here, have been very busy as of late. Just wanted to pop in to let you know I'm still committed. I have my 2nd card almost done (drawn but not colored in or finished). I should be finished pretty soon.

Cant wait to see your creations Pink Zombie, keep popping in whenever you can,:)

Gerry
03-12-2012, 03:23 AM
Yay glad to hear they got to you ok :)

I will get a picture and send it tonight, if I remember. :wacko: I am having a few senior moments lately (Like giving Itraders to the wrong person..):wacko:

Gerry
03-13-2012, 11:23 AM
I have the next 2 days of work so will get your scan done and sent to you, SingBlueSilver.

pixiecorpse
03-13-2012, 02:11 PM
Hehe I wouldn't call it a senior moment, its because your so very busy! I have those moments too, I blame 3 5s and under lol

PinkZombie
03-14-2012, 05:58 AM
I completed my 2nd card, he's a ram! Now trying to think what I want to do next.

Gerry
03-14-2012, 09:23 AM
I completed my 2nd card, he's a ram! Now trying to think what I want to do next.

Great cant wait to see them, I hope you had fun making them, I just love hosting cos I get to see all the cards. :)

MelanieS
03-18-2012, 04:10 AM
ACk:wideeyed: ! How did I miss this swap?
Please sign me up! Love farm animals! Want to have farm animals and a barn to put them in someday! :cute:

Gerry
03-18-2012, 04:23 AM
ACk:wideeyed: ! How did I miss this swap?
Please sign me up! Love farm animals! Want to have farm animals and a barn to put them in someday! :cute:

Great to have you join, the cards I have so far are fantastic, I am sure you will love playing.

Gerry
03-18-2012, 03:52 PM
I would love to join!!! PLEASE:wacko:

Welcome HGoodbrad, I have added you to the swap, any questions just ask:)

Gerry
03-18-2012, 04:03 PM
I think I missed confirming Jaceslaves cards had arrived, sorry if you have been worried but they are here and have settled in with the other animals.:)

janetmachek
03-19-2012, 03:09 PM
Gerry I hope I do this right. I am going to send you the cards. If for some reason I did some thing wrong please let me know. Thank You, Janet On the list of people who has sent you cards why is my name in light green? Just wondering

Gerry
03-19-2012, 04:19 PM
Gerry I hope I do this right. I am going to send you the cards. If for some reason I did some thing wrong please let me know. Thank You, Janet On the list of people who has sent you cards why is my name in light green? Just wondering

Dont worry Janet, as long as you have followed the rules in the 1st post there shouldnt be a problem, just remember to secure the cards in the envelope, I usually fan them out and tape them together, so they can not move or bunch up.
I put your name in green when you told me they were going in the post so that I knew they were on the way. :spinny:

PinkZombie
03-19-2012, 07:56 PM
My cards have been in the mail for a few days but I'm having scanner / computer issues (thanks to hubby :P ) so I haven't been able to upload them until now, and I had to upload some with my camera instead of scanner.

I kept one of these (Rodney the Ram). He was the 2nd card I made for the swap but I couldn't part with him.

And thanks Gerry for explaining a few pages back how to do the thumbnails!

pixiecorpse
03-20-2012, 03:43 AM
They are fantastic pinkzombie! I know how you feel I've made a few I can't bear to part with :D

Gerry
03-21-2012, 08:10 AM
I would love to join this swap :)

Welcome Magdapalka, thanks for joining in the farmyard fun :)

pixiecorpse
03-22-2012, 10:30 AM
Woo! Cute animals!!!

Gerry
03-22-2012, 11:49 AM
LOVE them quoting Mungo, I am glad you decided to make some moving ones, cant wait to see them settled in my garden. :)

Gerry
03-22-2012, 11:52 AM
Pink Zombie, I thought I had commented on your cards but it didnt post, soooo here I go again. GREAT cards, looking forward to seeing them in R/L.:)

Vicki Z
03-22-2012, 01:32 PM
The sheep in the foreground has slightly textured fur, though it didn't show up super-well. Next time I try to do something like that effect I'll use thinner paper or wait until I have proper embossing tools. The goat can wander around his pasture a little, and the goose can flap his wing.


Cool, more goats!
Glad to see so many goats!

What did you use to texture the sheep fur?

Vicki Z
03-22-2012, 02:37 PM
What a wonderful, creative idea.
I am going to try that.

It is probably the paper used that made the difference in how the texture showed up better one time, and showed up less another time.

pixiecorpse
03-22-2012, 02:41 PM
Wow! That is a cool idea!!!! I might have to try that too :D

goatgirl
03-22-2012, 03:19 PM
I used to walk the goats at the local 4H-ish thing when I was in middle school. Goats are freaking awesome and I love them.

For the sheep fur I drew spirals as hard as I could on the back of the sheep with a mostly-dead ballpoint pen, against a reasonably soft notebook. It's worked previously (when I've not wanted it to), but it showed up less than I expected it to this time.


Cool, more goats!
Glad to see so many goats!

What did you use to texture the sheep fur?

I raised goats for years--had over 200 (not all at the same time!). I no longer have them, but I miss them terribly. Especially this time of year when it's kidding season. There's nothing like going down to the barn early in the morning and hearing the kids and moms talking back and forth to each other, bottle feeding them, milking, etc. Sigh. . .

PinkZombie
03-22-2012, 08:04 PM
Pink Zombie, I thought I had commented on your cards but it didnt post, soooo here I go again. GREAT cards, looking forward to seeing them in R/L.:)

Lol np, and thanks :cute: I can't wait to they've made it to you.

Our neighbors have a herd of goats a street over. We pass by their field every time we go somewhere. It's weird because we are not in a rural area, but they're there, in this one field. When we're walking we always go and feed them grass. It's funny how the grass on our side of the fence is that much more desirable to the goats then the grass on their side lol.

pixiecorpse
03-23-2012, 08:32 AM
Wow! I've never known so many people with goats before!
I used to live near some cows and a pig farm...and I was a proud member of young farmers for a while (which is similar to 4H I understand)
I did quite well judging pigs once...oh happy times!

Vicki Z
03-23-2012, 10:43 AM
I think goats have a tremendous amount of personality, :notworthy:
And they clean up the brush, mow the lawn, and give milk, cheese, cottage cheese, and yogurt.
The baby goats are like playful puppies.
They get into mischief, but know their names, and come when called.
Our dog was raised with the goats, and since there are no other dogs around, he thinks he is a goat. In fact, he head butted me this morning, then while I was down, he crawled into my lap and gave me big sloppy kisses.
Of course, that signaled the goat babies to join the "party", and they came over to play. Unfortunately, when the goat babies crawl into my lap, they suck on my hair.

At my last salon appointment, the beautician asked who in heck trimmed my hair while she was on vacation, because it looked like it had been CHEWED off. (Little did she know!!!):wideeyed:

pixiecorpse
03-23-2012, 12:48 PM
Hehe I could do with a goat or 2 to cut my hair! And the kids for that matter lol saves them trying to do it themselves :D

LadyWatersnake
03-23-2012, 01:57 PM
Please put me on the list

Vicki Z
03-23-2012, 02:07 PM
Hehe I could do with a goat or 2 to cut my hair! And the kids for that matter lol saves them trying to do it themselves :D


It might look about the same LOL

Gerry
03-23-2012, 04:21 PM
Please put me on the list

Great to have you join in the fun, I will add you to the list.:)

Gerry
03-23-2012, 04:24 PM
Cards arrived from Hgoodbrad, they are fantastic love the bright colours.:)

pixiecorpse
03-23-2012, 05:06 PM
Hehe it couldn't be any worse lol!

Starshine
03-24-2012, 06:12 PM
i have some great vintage story books im just waiting to chop up for this ;) can i join please?

Gerry
03-24-2012, 06:27 PM
i have some great vintage story books im just waiting to chop up for this ;) can i join please?

Welcome Starshine, I am looking forward to seeing your vintage animals.:)

HiddenTreasure2010
03-24-2012, 10:04 PM
pixiecorpse, Love your cards..specially the border collie and the Rooster.nicely done...

pixiecorpse
03-25-2012, 03:19 AM
Thanks hidden treasure! The collie is the only 1 I named as it looks just like our bess when we were growing up. :D

ferretgirl
03-25-2012, 08:49 AM
Gerry, My ATCs are ready to go; can I get your addy info again as I accidentally deleted it=( Thanks!

Gerry
03-25-2012, 11:08 AM
Gerry, My ATCs are ready to go; can I get your addy info again as I accidentally deleted it=( Thanks!

On its way to you :)

Gerry
03-27-2012, 07:48 AM
Cards have arrived from Quoting Mungo and Pink Zombie, Just LOVE all the animals you have both created.
I have so many animals now that I have had to knock down the fence so they can graze in next doors garden,,hehehe I wonder if she will notice.:wideeyed:

pixiecorpse
03-27-2012, 07:54 AM
Send them here Gerry our fence fell down a while ago lol we have plenty of room!
And have you seen 1st class stamps go up to 60p on 30th April you timed the due date just right! :D

PinkZombie
03-27-2012, 12:52 PM
Cool glad to know they got to you safely

Gerry
03-27-2012, 05:12 PM
Fantastic cards arrived from Janet Machek. :)

katrinabean86
03-28-2012, 08:28 PM
I'm sorry I have to withdraw :( Too many other things going on.

Gerry
03-29-2012, 07:25 AM
I'm sorry I have to withdraw :( Too many other things going on.

Awww sorry to see you go, Hope to see you in another of my swaps soon. :)

Gerry
03-31-2012, 11:12 AM
A quick reminder that there are 3 weeks to the swap end date.
If you are outside of the UK, please start thinking about finishing your cards and getting them posted next week.
All the cards are amazing and it would be a shame if anyone misses out on getting some fantastic returns because of their cards arriving to late to be included.:no:

MelanieS
04-04-2012, 04:27 AM
Going to get these out in the mail tomorrow!
Hope you like them!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/9642/large/1_img449.jpg

pixiecorpse
04-04-2012, 05:11 AM
Wow!melanies they are wonderful!!! I especially like the pig :D

goatgirl
04-04-2012, 02:42 PM
Melanie, love your brown cow!

Gerry
04-04-2012, 06:32 PM
LOVE your cards Melanie, not sure if you have my address so I will send it just in case.:)

Gerry
04-05-2012, 05:49 PM
I will be away for a week so I have sent my address to all the ones that have not asked for it yet, All cards should be on their way to me by early next week if you are outside the UK, to ensure they get to me by the 22nd. :)

pixiecorpse
04-05-2012, 06:14 PM
Have a lovely week away :D don't forget to leave plenty of food for the animals ;)

Vicki Z
04-10-2012, 07:34 AM
Happy Birthday, to Gerry:).
Hope you have the day off work, and plan to do something WONDERFUL.

I should have sent you a Birthday Card, but I didn't, so this wish for
Health
Happiness
Prosperity
and
AN AWESOME DAY

will have to do.

:cute::spinny::)

pixiecorpse
04-10-2012, 09:01 AM
Ooh HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gerry!!!! :D
Have a fantastic day!!!!!

Vicki Z
04-11-2012, 07:57 AM
FAB cards, Magdapalka!!
You did a wonderful job on cards that move!!

Do the sheep slide from the front?
(It doesn't look like they can slide from the back.)

How does the cow head move?
It doesn't look like you used a brad.

Please share your expertise. :notworthy:

pixiecorpse
04-11-2012, 08:30 AM
Yes please I'd like to know too! They are fabulous!!!!!

Vicki Z
04-11-2012, 01:07 PM
Thank you for sharing your techniques.
I understand what you mean about the cow.
I have never done it that way, but that is a great idea.
Thank you also for the link provided for the sheep card.

The second two cards are both lovely, but the goose is spectacular.
That added wing piece is brilliant!
I hope I am lucky enough to get your iris folding goose card.:)
Gerry, please, hint..hint..

pixiecorpse
04-13-2012, 04:05 AM
Wow! That goose is amazing!!!! I really need to learn that technique!
And those little chicks make me wish I still had easter eggs in the fridge :D they are very cute!!! :D

Gerry
04-14-2012, 01:34 PM
Hi players, just got back from a week away fishing. And what great cards from Magda they arrived safely today, I am really happy that you decided to take the challenge and make them moving.
I also received some great moving cards from Ladywatersnake, which arrived while I was away.
Super dooper cards also have arrived from Hiddentreasure, MelanieS, LenoraB, Jessann, lilakey and ferretgirl. WOW they are all amazing, :notworthy: such a lot of talent in this swap.:yes:

Gerry
04-16-2012, 02:05 PM
Great cards have arrived safely from Txcat, love the way you have also included the animals favourite food on the card.:)

Vicki Z
04-16-2012, 02:51 PM
WOW, Gerry just reached her 500th iTrader Rating.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!:
notworthy::notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

Gerry
04-16-2012, 04:11 PM
Thanks Vicki, got a long way to reach your score, but I am gradually building it up..:)

pixiecorpse
04-16-2012, 05:52 PM
wow! Congrats Gerry!!!!! and glad you had a lovely week!!!

my rep points are 666 and my itraders are 69, im so immature i giggled a little!

and not long to go now woop!!!

Gerry
04-17-2012, 05:32 PM
Well it looks like everyones cards are in that are coming. I will wait til the weekend then swap and send out.
Thanks everyone for all the great animals that you have made, :notworthy:
I am sure everyone will be happy with their returns.:yes:
Please remember to leave rock points for the players whose cards you receive and Itrader for me.:)
Also thanks to everyone who sent an extra card for me, they will all be treasured. :v_spin:

SunTrade
04-17-2012, 07:06 PM
Yipee! I can't wait for returns!

PinkZombie
04-17-2012, 11:20 PM
Yay this will be my first returns!!

pixiecorpse
04-18-2012, 07:25 AM
yay!!! So very excited!!!!
and ooh such a great swap for your first returns PinkZombie :D

Vicki Z
04-18-2012, 07:27 AM
I am so excited.
Gerry, be sure to feed all the critters very good before you send them on their way.
Don't want them eating the envelopes on their way to their new homes.

Gerry
04-19-2012, 08:20 AM
Pleased you are all looking forward to getting your returns.
My hubby is away for a few days, he is going to the commissioning of the HMS Dragon, which my grandson has the priveledge of sailing on. So I was going to swap out tonight and send tomorrow, unfortunately my youngest has decided that she needs to go put a deposit on a pup and mum has to drive her there. It is a 90 min drive either way so it doesnt look like I will be getting them swapped tonight, but we will see.

pixiecorpse
04-19-2012, 08:55 AM
Wow! Sounds like your all very busy!
I don't mind waiting! But then mine won't take long to walk over the bridge :D

Gerry
04-22-2012, 12:31 PM
OK all cards are swapped, but I dont think I have enough stamps to send them all in tomorrows post, so some will go out tomorrow and the rest on Tuesday, hopefully the day wont make a lot of difference.
I have finished giving everyone their Itraders, if I have missed anyone please let me know.

pixiecorpse
04-22-2012, 12:36 PM
Yippee! So very excited!!! I can't wait for post!!!! :D

Gerry
04-22-2012, 12:43 PM
You have a double whammy Pixiecorpse, I am also including your MMH moving card with the returns.:)

pixiecorpse
04-22-2012, 01:14 PM
Ooh yippee! I'd forgotten about that 1 :D now I'm doubly excited :D

pixiecorpse
04-24-2012, 07:56 AM
Woop!!!! Am I first? Awesome animals trotted into my house this morning! Had to run to the shops for feed :D
Thank you so much for hosting a wonderful swap Gerry!!!! And thank you to magdapalka for the cute little chickies!!! Goatgirl for the awesome stern looking bulls!(They'll keep the kids disciplined :D) quoting mungo for the adorable crossstitch horse!!! Hiddentreasure for gorgeous Ollie!!! Lilakey for the fantastic little lambs eat ivy! And to vicki z for the super cool cow!!!!
Yippee! Thank you all so much will go leave rep and itraders :D
Ps I LOVE my MMH spiderman Gerry thank you!!!!!!!!!

Gerry
04-24-2012, 08:06 AM
Wow that was quick, all the rest are in the post today so everyones is now posted and should be trotting into their new homes shortly.
I hope everyone enjoys their returns. There was some great cards produced.
I have decided on my next swap but need to get a sample done before I put it up.
Its going to be a really fun swap.

Pixiecorpse I am pleased you liked your MMH moving spiderman, it was fun to make once I figured it out..LOL

pixiecorpse
04-24-2012, 08:33 AM
I do he's awesome!!!! George wants him too but he can keep his little mitts off cos spideys mine all mine!!!!! Muhahaha

Gerry
04-26-2012, 05:29 PM
Yayy looks like the animals are trotting into their new homes. Pleased you enjoyed the swap Quoting Mungo, and hope to see you in my next one.:)

Gerry
04-27-2012, 05:17 AM
Looks like they are starting to get further afield on their travels, should soon be with our friends over the big blue waters.:)

Jaceslave
04-28-2012, 04:12 PM
My animals have arrived. Long trip they are starving.
Thank you for hosting this swap

Vicki Z
04-30-2012, 12:56 PM
My FAB-U-LOUS livestock has arrived.
Thank you so much for a wonderful swap.

PinkZombie
04-30-2012, 02:11 PM
Got my returns today. Thank you to TxCat, JanetMachek, and lilakey for the ATCs, and to Gerry for hosting. I've left iTrader for Gerry and rep points for the others.

Gerry
04-30-2012, 05:42 PM
yayyy getting to their new homes further afield...excuse the pun :laugh:

SunTrade
04-30-2012, 05:43 PM
Mine are here!!! Leaving you rocks and traders asap!

ferretgirl
05-01-2012, 08:05 AM
Mine made it to WA, too=) Thanks for hosting!!

goatgirl
05-01-2012, 01:00 PM
Got my fabulous returns today--thanks everybody, and thanks to Gerry for hosting!

PinkZombie
05-01-2012, 09:54 PM
I have question just out of curiosity. Did the three people I receive cards from also receive one of mine? Or like did I get some from some people but other people get mine. I'm just curious since it's my first finished swap here how it works :)

Gerry
05-02-2012, 07:39 AM
I have question just out of curiosity. Did the three people I receive cards from also receive one of mine? Or like did I get some from some people but other people get mine. I'm just curious since it's my first finished swap here how it works :)

It really depends, as I had to make sure that you got 3 different animals back and as players made different animals it was not always possible to swap player for player. But the people who got yours should post a rock point for you so you will be able to see who recieved yours.:)

PinkZombie
05-02-2012, 11:11 AM
It really depends, as I had to make sure that you got 3 different animals back and as players made different animals it was not always possible to swap player for player. But the people who got yours should post a rock point for you so you will be able to see who recieved yours.:)

Oh I see that's cool. I was just curious how it all works. It's interesting cause it's a whole new swapping process from what I've been used to over at Swap-Bot.

Gerry
05-02-2012, 12:06 PM
Some swaps are done blind with the only guarantee that you will not get your own back or 2 from the same person. I think it really depends on the host how she swaps. Most write in the first post how they are going to swap out.
I try to accommodate any requests first then try to get a nice assortment of media to each player.

PinkZombie
05-02-2012, 02:57 PM
When I signed up I didn't know if hosts would just swap 3 cards for someone else's 3 cards or if we would get 3 cards back each from different people. Lol yeah I really had no idea how it was going to work. I like that we can get variety here instead of a set of cards from one person. Thanks for answering my curiosity.

jaw
05-02-2012, 10:55 PM
My barnyard is now full!
Thank you to:
Nikkiarts for Berniece the pig
HGoodbrad for Sheep
Makeart96 for the Rooster
and to our delightful host!!!