View Full Version : WHIMSICAL CATS ~ Due May 10th

02-23-2012, 03:42 AM
Swap Due Date: May 10th
Withdraw Date: May 1st
Number of Cards: 3
Number of Players: unlimited


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_catatude.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_cute_cat.jpg

This swap is to create WHIMSICAL CATS in any situation. There can be one or many cats or kittens on your cards and they can be depicted in any way except rude or dark. Cats are fantastic creatures so let your inner self loose and create wonderful art.

You can use any media you like except digital. Please no heavy embellishments or really bulky cards as it seems the mail machines just love to chew these up. And no stickers as the focal point of your card.

Now the small print - PLEASE READ

Please do your best work! Everyone wants a card with effort and creativity put into it as a part of their collection.

Sub-standard cards will be sent back and neutral feedback will be left if you fail to send in cards and do not communicate. I like to swap on due date so please ensure your cards arrive in time.

Mailing and Postage
Include at least your username and swap name on the back of the card, so everyone knows who to give rep points to when your card is received.
Place each card in a plastic sleeve for mailing.
Allow yourself enough time to mail your cards by the due date. Late cards will be returned. It takes 7-10 days for cards to reach me.
Please send a large return mailing label and a discreetly hidden US$2 for postage. I will take care of the return envelopes. Please do not send stamps - I cannot use them as New Zealand is not part of the USA For those of you who do not have access to US$, please PM me for my Paypal details.

Players - when you receive your cards for the swap, remember to leave iTrader for the Host (me) and Rep Points for the people you received cards from. I will leave you iTrader points when I receive your cards. I will also link your first post to this post so that leaving rep and itrader is easy.

An extra ATC on subject is certainly appreciated and cherished but not mandatory.

Check to see if you have put in your address return label
Your Postage to cover returns
Your cards...
Ok then seal the envelope..

So who wants to play:
2 SuzanneSky WITHDRAWN
3 Wil Opio Oguta received
4 Leann received
5 Slashdog1
6 CynthiaSillitoe received
7 Shewolf36 WITHDRAWN
8 Jaw received
9 Thwarmp received
10 Whisperingnan received
11 Catsie withdrawn
12 MelanieS received
13 Jewels received
14 Eangelle withdrawn
15 Evalila received
16 Josg913 received
17 BarbaraF withdrawn
18 Patgel received
19 SMikell received
20 Artkitty received
21 Scwk0511 received
22 Sophie's Mum received
24 Aidee
25 Dezineliz withdrawn
26 Tinab
27 Phoenix received
28 Mouseit received
29 HiddenTreasure received
30 Jessann received
31 the girl with the starry eyes received
32 Catladybj received
33 quoting mungo received
34 Margie
35 Margoartist received
36 Neca84 received
37 Starshine
38 Doodlebugdezines WITHDRAWN
39 Cee-Emm received
40 Beyondshay received
41 Goatgirl received
42 Irva received
43 Kwailin777received
44 Lisaastrup received
45 Deepdarkhana withdrawn

02-23-2012, 11:39 AM
Oh Im first please sign me up

02-23-2012, 12:55 PM
Lurking for now, seem to be constantly catching up there's so many cool swaps!

Wil Opio Oguta
02-23-2012, 12:59 PM
How can I resist Cathy? Please sign me up.

02-23-2012, 02:04 PM
Great to see both old and new friends joining me in front of the fire with the cat stretched out taking prime spot. Nikkiarts, SuzanneSky and Will, pull up a space and settle right in - good to have good company.

02-23-2012, 02:17 PM
Oh ... well ... maybe I should lurk just a wee bit ... :mask:

02-23-2012, 03:25 PM
Me, too, please!

02-23-2012, 03:55 PM
I'll sign up

02-23-2012, 04:20 PM
More chairs around the fire - welcome to Leann, slashdog1 - no chasing the cats - CynthiaS and Shewolf. There's plenty more room for others.

Jaw, standing outside looking at the wonderful fire and friends within seems sad

02-23-2012, 08:19 PM
Oh heck. Just sign me up ... too cold to be outside looking in!

02-23-2012, 08:25 PM
Fantastic Jaw - I'll even let the cat sit on your lap for a while as she likes to be in front of the fire.

02-24-2012, 01:14 AM
Sounds like fun; count me in!

02-24-2012, 02:24 AM
It is fun thwarmp - and you know how to have fun :D

02-24-2012, 06:23 AM
:yes:Oh yes ! :yes: Me, me please.

02-24-2012, 03:02 PM
Great - two more cat lovers have joined us in front of the fire. Whisperingnan and Catsie, drag up a comfie chair, settle in for a natter and no doubt you will have a cat on your lap in no time.

02-24-2012, 11:23 PM
Meow! Me please! purr purr purr!

02-25-2012, 01:05 AM
MelanieS - pull up a chair and make yourself comfy.

02-25-2012, 02:32 AM
I'm in.

02-25-2012, 03:01 AM
Jewels, glad you made it.

02-25-2012, 11:16 AM
Id love to join, too, please!

02-25-2012, 02:39 PM
I'll just curl up on your lap, if thats ok? pu-rrrrrrr

02-25-2012, 04:36 PM
Three more curled up in front of the fire: Welcome to Eangelle, Evalila and Josg913.

Jewels, I have 6 cats, one exotic, 2 persians, two birmans and a moggie. Good luck fighting them for a spot LOL

02-28-2012, 01:09 AM
Here are my kitties!

02-28-2012, 08:34 AM
Love cats, if they are whimsical, better. Please put me in:cool:

02-28-2012, 10:28 AM
Oooooo....I LUV cats, I have two at home. Please sign me up! I'm sure Lucky and Kitten will inspire me!

02-28-2012, 01:50 PM
please sign me up for this purrrfect swap!

02-28-2012, 06:29 PM
Wow - wonderful whimsy cats from Thwarmp

And big welcome to new and old friends:

Pull up a chair in from of the fire and one of the cats will nestle into your lap.

02-29-2012, 12:24 AM
Seems like everyhone loves cats. Don't forget to let us know what pets you have during this swap.

02-29-2012, 10:53 AM
I would love to jump in on this swap...

02-29-2012, 01:23 PM
You're welcome SCWK0511 - pull a chair up to the fire

02-29-2012, 07:26 PM

Sophie's mom
02-29-2012, 07:42 PM
Cathy, please sign me up. Rennovations are complete for now!

03-01-2012, 03:50 AM
Sophie's Mum and Leann have starring roles

Sophie's mom
03-01-2012, 12:36 PM
My kitties are in my gallery, apparently I have uploaded too many attachments (and after wasting an hour) I have given up trying to figure the picture thing out! I'd rather be making cards! Cathy I think I've got your address if not I'll pm you. Cards should go out Friday. Thanks for another fun swap.

03-01-2012, 01:27 PM
Your kitties are great and such fun.

A hint about your attachments - PM Carole Cadek and ask her to delete the items in your file and then you can start again :D Then you can post your kitties to the thread so they are included in the Swap Gallery at the end of the swap.

03-01-2012, 01:31 PM
May I please join this one! I've been doodling so many kitties lately - this is perfect!

03-01-2012, 01:45 PM
rather than upload as attachments ... I pull up AFA in two windows ... have my gallery in one and the thread in the other... click on your card in your gallery (as though you are going to make a comment - it's the biggest view) Put your curser over the photo and Right click and "copy shortcut".
Then go to the thread ... click on the little foto of a mountain and sun (insert image icon) and Paste your shortcut there... to change the size from HUGE you can insert the word small or medium followed by a slash mark .... i.e., http://www.atcsforall .com /forum /gallery /images/2964/ medium/ 1_fab_006.jpg ... and you are good to go! (I added some spaces here ... but your shortcut will have no spaces.
Clear as Mud?

03-01-2012, 01:48 PM
Of course I am in Windows ... hopefully you have the same :)

03-01-2012, 04:30 PM
Could you please add me to your swap?

03-01-2012, 11:31 PM
Great, two more cat lovers joining our merry group. Welcome to Aidee and dezineliz. And Notinkansas - I forgot to say you are welcome to lurk but if you want a cat to curl up on your lap you will have to join and get a comfy chair in front of the fire.

Sophie's mom
03-02-2012, 07:59 AM
Thank you Cathy and Jaw for the picture help!

03-02-2012, 03:07 PM
Welcome to Tinab, there is a chair with your name on it in front of the fire - hopefully one of the cats will curl up on your lap. Welcome also to AFA- if you have any queries please ask. :yes:

03-02-2012, 05:58 PM
Me please!!

03-02-2012, 06:54 PM
Phoenix - you are more than welcome to join our merry band.

03-02-2012, 07:40 PM
I need to drop, sorry

03-02-2012, 08:15 PM
sorry to lose you -take care and we will catch you again

03-03-2012, 05:35 AM
Best let me play to Cathy! LOL Looks like a fun swap!

03-03-2012, 02:51 PM
Mouseit, I have put a chair in front of the fire for you. I'll let the cats know they are not to chase you :D

03-03-2012, 04:39 PM
Planning on these for next week when I have some time...I've got an idea for something cool. Now I just have to hope my real cat will not help. I may dose her with catnip.

03-03-2012, 09:09 PM
Cats ready to go ! :goofy:
Cats drawn with felt pens, mounted on painted watercolour paper.

03-03-2012, 10:27 PM
They are gorgeous WhisperingNan.

03-03-2012, 10:28 PM
I would love to join!

03-04-2012, 03:04 AM
Great HiddenTreasure - pull up a chair

03-04-2012, 04:29 AM
Whisperingnan, I LOVE your cards!!

03-05-2012, 07:13 AM
Thanks for that Cathy.. heehee at least I know I won't be made a meal off.. LOL

03-05-2012, 10:10 AM
I would like to join please;) Very excited

03-05-2012, 01:34 PM
Big welcome to Jessann and Starry Eyes. Grab a chair in front of the fire and without a doubt one of the cats willl soon curl up on your lap.

Have you all noticed I am linking your first post to your name on the first page. This means that when you get your cards in return all you have to do is go direct to that page to find your swap partners instead of having to search through the thread. This makes it super easy for you to leave the 'rep' points.:D

03-05-2012, 06:08 PM
Thanks Cathy for making it so much easier for us. My cards went into the postbox today.

03-06-2012, 03:56 PM
With autumn now officially started here in New Zealand I am sure my cats know this too as they have started to paw at the blankets to be allowed to snuggle under them at night. We have tried to discourage them from this practice as we never get any sleep with them going in and out all night but they have other ideas. The weather here today is meant to be 26 so it should be a lovely day for them to lie in the sunshine.

03-07-2012, 01:30 PM
We would love to hear stories about your cats as this thread progresses.

I have 6 cats - 2 blue birman, 1 cream and white exotic and her two cream and white persian children and a black and white moggie who thinks she is the boss LOL.

03-07-2012, 01:54 PM
I have two - a "small" grey one called Barrsik and a black panther called Connor **LOL** Connor weighs nearly twice as much as Barrsik, but hes probably the greatest coward on earth :laugh: When I buy a new toy for them, he always hides somewhere and observes the other cat to see if its "safe".

Pics of them are in my gallery.

03-07-2012, 04:32 PM
lurking. . .

03-07-2012, 10:43 PM
Goatgirl - lurking.......you had better not sit down or one of the cats will jump on your lap LOL

Evalila - love your cats - especially love the sleek black one - reminds me of ours.

03-08-2012, 03:11 AM
Sophie's Mum - your gorgeous whimsical pussycats are at my place curled up in the sun.

03-08-2012, 01:48 PM
Woke up this morning to find one of the cats asleep up on the curtain rail!!!!!!!!!!! No idea how she got there or how it was wide enough for her to perch on (about 4 inches):notworthy:

03-09-2012, 02:31 AM
me me! my cats are all whimical-except when they bounce on my tummy-or worse yet-pubic bone!!! OOOUCH!!!

03-09-2012, 03:03 AM
Welcome to the cat lovers club Catladybj

03-09-2012, 03:08 AM
Whisperingnan, I have just put down a saucer of warm milk for your whimsy babies who arrived here today. They are just lovely and they bought with them an extra to leave at my place when they move on. Thank you

03-10-2012, 02:25 AM
Anyone else with stories of their puddykats?????

03-10-2012, 03:33 PM
Great, two new friends are joining us in front of the lovely warm fire with their puddykats stretched out on their laps. Welcome to quoting mungo and Margie.

03-11-2012, 02:08 PM
I tawt I taw a puddy tat a creeping up on me
I did I taw a puddy tat as plain as he could be

I am sure there are many, like me, who remember this phrase from TweetyPie talking about Slyvester. Ahhhhh happy memories.

03-12-2012, 01:16 AM
Will be mailing tomorrow. Hope you like them.

03-12-2012, 03:33 AM
I don't just like them, I love them

03-13-2012, 11:31 AM
I have to drop out sorry

03-13-2012, 01:46 PM
Thanks for letting me know Nikkiarts

03-13-2012, 01:50 PM
didn't get to the post office yesterday ... home sick ... bleh! (although whiskey in my tea is helping!)
will have Handsome Husband drop them off this afternoon. :)

03-13-2012, 01:52 PM
Hey Jaw, you take care, ya hear :)

03-13-2012, 02:04 PM
tea, whiskey, art supplies ... could be some interesting stuff coming up ... LOL

03-14-2012, 01:07 AM
Jaw, maybe a lemon and honey might be the thing LOL

03-14-2012, 07:39 PM
Sounds great Quoting Mungo - can't wait to see them.

03-15-2012, 08:36 PM
I have two maine coon cats--Desi, and Kitta. Kitta is always hopping up on my art table and demanding a love, right when I'm in the middle of making things. Don't be surprised if you find cat hair glued to your artwork! As I say, cat hair is a condiment in my house! :)

03-16-2012, 12:09 AM
Love it goat girl - cat hair is a condiment in your house. :notworthy:

03-16-2012, 12:31 AM
actually ... I don't do cats (I can hear the gasps already)... like 'em in art, but Handsome Husband is allergic and I'm okay with that. Our house has a Queen ... it is me. After we had to put our dog down a few years ago, I haven't had the heart to adopt another animal. And it has been wonderful to have the freedom to take off any time and not have to worry about finding someone to watch our pet.

03-16-2012, 02:50 AM
I actually agree with you Jaw, when my darling dogs go to Heaven and the cats follow we may not get another animal. As yiu get older it is more of a tie to what you want to do, I still love them dearly though.

03-16-2012, 03:22 AM
I still have a picture of our dog's face on the "plug" where the doggie door was... so I see her every day when I come home! LOL ... We had her for 18 years ... I still will point with my toe when I drop food on the floor before I bend down to clean it up! hahahha ... she was such a help with that!

03-16-2012, 03:39 AM
Wow, 18 years old. what a great age she got to. We have a 16+ old shih Tzu - she is still getting around.

03-16-2012, 08:49 PM
I've always had a cat or two. My red tabby Perchance (aka Percie) is almost fifteen. She's an interesting mix of affectionate lapcat and curious helper. She has a kibble bowl in my studio and a window shelf above my art desk.

Anyway, I'm going to start on these cards as soon at the St Patty's athon is over. I got some die cuts of cats that I finger painted various colors (on a day when Percie was not helping.)

03-17-2012, 05:16 AM
Yahoo QM - your whimsy cats are adorable

03-18-2012, 12:53 AM
Excellent Margoartist, glad you could join us

03-18-2012, 01:03 AM
Please can I join, you can NEVER have too many cat cards :)

I also have NZ postage

03-18-2012, 01:16 AM
Please can I join, you can NEVER have too many cat cards :)

I also have NZ postage
Excellent, you are welcome

03-18-2012, 01:22 AM
Great kitties, quoting mungo!

03-18-2012, 04:35 AM
thwarmp - your whimsy kitties arrived today - lovely and thank you for my extra card

03-18-2012, 01:40 PM
Cathy, I sent my cards in the mail last weekend (I think--I've been sick and my memory's a bit fuzzy). Should I be worried they haven't reached you yet??? Maybe I'm just being paranoid about my kitties...I know it would take them a while to reach you...
No worries yet - takes between 7-12 days to reach me - mostly the delay is in leaving the USA - we have 6 day home delivery and things happen fairly fast once they arrive in NZ.

03-19-2012, 04:57 PM
Great kitties, quoting mungo!


03-19-2012, 06:44 PM
Here's some Kitties. They will be in the mail tomorrow.

03-20-2012, 12:35 AM
Jewels - I adore your kitties

03-20-2012, 06:39 PM
Ha Ha--#2 happens too often at my house, Jewels!

03-21-2012, 03:16 PM
Got my ATC sleeves in the mail today, so I mailed the kitties out on my way to the gym. Hopefully they'll be at your place in a jiffy, Cathy!

I'm not sure my own cats approve very much of all my arting lately - one of them made off with my eraser at some point during the night and it took me ten minutes to find it.

Oh, dear. Yesterday my cat, while walking across the table, got some tape on her paw. When she tried to wash it only managed to transfer it to her nose. I had to help her out and then did my best not to laugh until she was down the hall. Such indignities.

After a few drafts, I think I've got the designs I want for this swap. I hope to mail them by this weekend.

03-22-2012, 02:00 PM
Have the cats ever threatened the ferret? Because that sounds like an attempt to get even to me.

Ok, cats going in the mail this weekend!





03-22-2012, 02:02 PM
I am loving heaaring about your cats and the antics they get up to. I heard on one of those Vet shows today that when a cat nips you it is sying he loves you ......awww that is so cute but it can sometimes hurt as well,

I have received a couple of envies and I will open them tonight and do itraders etc.

03-22-2012, 02:09 PM
Cynthia, love your puddy tats

03-22-2012, 04:57 PM
Glad you both like them. :) Yeah, nips are usually affectionate. It's actually a way cats communicate and bond with each other...it's just that nips don't hurt them as much as they can hurt us.

I don't needle-felt, but I've bought a couple of needle-felted items off etsy, and I have to keep them away from Percie. She wants to love them to death, especially the one made of llama wool. Also, any time you see me using a ribbon or fiber on art, it means Percie was asleep. When she's helping in the studio, any ribbon becomes hers and even if I retrieve it later, I'm not sure everyone would appreciate a ribbon with fang marks all over it.

03-24-2012, 02:19 AM
Lovely amount of pussy cats scratching at my door the last couple of days:

Leann - real whimsey cats - lovely and colourful and love the eyes. Thank you for the extra card for my collection

Jaw - great cards - love them all - again thank you for the extra card

The girl with starry eyes - love to know where you got that name from :D - very whimsey cards sent in, thank you for playing

03-24-2012, 05:54 PM
May I join please?

03-24-2012, 08:21 PM
You are most welcome starshine

03-25-2012, 01:59 PM
Check to see if you have put in your address return label
Your Postage to cover returns
Your cards...
Ok then seal the envelope..

03-26-2012, 09:44 AM
Here are my cards. Ill let you know when they go in the mail.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_WhimsicalCats001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_WhimsicalCats001.jpg)

03-26-2012, 01:19 PM
Evalila, just love them

03-27-2012, 01:40 PM
Very hard to sleep in this morning with my Birman Cat walking up and down on me and then nipping my nose. So I obliged him and got up where upon he snuggled down in the warmth and went to sleep. No-body could say Cats aren't smart.:)

03-28-2012, 01:44 PM
I have just listed a new swap which I know will appeal to most of you - it's called WHAT'S THE TIME. All you have to do is create cards that show a time piece on them somewhere. The rest is up to your imagination. If you enjoy being in my swaps and the thread appeals to you, head on over there and join. The link is in my signature to make it easy for you

See you soon.

03-29-2012, 01:18 AM
Wow that is some fantastic cat. I have a friend who has her birman trained to a leash but i have enough problems getting my dogs to walk nicely. :D

03-29-2012, 01:42 PM
We have ferrets here in NZ but they are not generally kept as pets - I guess some people do but we are more of a cat/dog/bird/mice country LOL

03-29-2012, 11:59 PM
Please add meeeee-ow! >^..^<
Sure will

03-30-2012, 02:13 AM
Please send me your address

03-30-2012, 02:39 AM
okay, now in for the tri-fecta of Cathy1 swaps! please sign me up for this great theme too!

03-30-2012, 02:56 AM
You have a chair beside the fire and a cat curled up on your lap:)

03-30-2012, 03:07 AM
There was meowing and scratching in my letterbox today, when I opened it up, out jumped a whole litter of kittens, four from Sweden and four from USA. Thank you so much to Jewels and quoting mungo for their lovely cards and the extra one for me.

03-31-2012, 01:26 AM
CynthiaS... your whimsical cats are running around my lounge but are tired out after their long journey so I am going to give them some milk and let them sleep. And thank you for sending another one of their sisters with them so i am not lonely when all the babies go to their new home.

03-31-2012, 05:26 AM
here are my cards, 3 for swap and 1 for you Cathy, they went postal today

03-31-2012, 01:30 PM
I would like to make cute cats...please include meeee~oowww!

03-31-2012, 03:17 PM
NECA84 - cute whimsy cats - I'll look out for them arriving on the doorstep

03-31-2012, 03:19 PM
Beyondshay - you are welcome to join, pull uo a chair to the fireside - I am sure a cat will jump on your lap and nestle down.

04-02-2012, 02:50 AM
My cards went in the mail this morning :)

04-02-2012, 02:48 PM
The end of daylight savings has confused my Persians and my Birmans - they want me to get up at 5am now instead of 6am for work so they can settle down in my warm bed. Actually I want to stay in bed until 7am but then I would miss my train and be late to work. Probably get the sack and then they would have to go hungry, Everything has its consequences <sigh>

04-04-2012, 02:56 AM
Lovely whimiscal pussy cats were laying in the sun by my letterbox today. Thank you Josg913.

04-05-2012, 09:15 PM

04-06-2012, 01:00 AM
Please let us know if/when she has kittens. I presume you won't be able to tell the colours straight away - I know we never could with the birmans and as both breeds are pointed I presume it will be the same

04-06-2012, 01:39 AM
Both my birmans are blues and although we don't breed them now, we always bred more blues than anything else and it seemed that that was what everyone wanted as well.

04-07-2012, 03:16 AM
I'm not embarassed to say that I too have 6 cats! My besties call me the crazy cat lady! But, I guess I am, since I have most of my daily conversations with my animals I live with (not including the human ones). LOL
Kona~ the queen, under me of course, is 7 years old classic brown/black tabby, keeps everyone in line, and she likes to come into the bathroom with me when I'm on the toilet and or shower, for a steam bath.
Molly~ Dilute Calico, about 4 years now, our most talkative & spazy playful. Addicted to her bristle mouse from "Go Cat" company. There's about 6 play mice in the house, that she batted away,unreachable, until I go fish them out to so she can start all over again.
Angel (baby) ~ Long, silk haired grey cat, I think has some Somali in her. Loves to abush Molly and pee in our bathroom sinks! She is the one most likely to be hanging with me in my craftroom.
Suki~ A Seal point Siamese tabby mix, blue eyes. The mellowest of our cats, spend all day sleeping on our bed, and then playing at night. She is weird because she does not meow, she makes noises, like "ers", but never really talks with anyone.
Max~ Our only boy cat, big, "boy" as I call him, is about 17lbs, lean and acts like a guard dog, always on watch & hangs out on the stairs to survey the house. He is almost exactly the same coloring as Kona, but more stripes, where Kona has swirls.
And lastly, my BABY, my Jorji, 1 1/2 old Tortie Smoke Persian! Her undercoat is pure white, and the top coat is tortie (browns, and oranges); and she comes from a long line of winners. Always wanted a pure persian, so I was able to get her last year as my b-day gift, from my family. She follows her mama (me) everywhere, and wants constant cuddles & on my lap when I am sitting. Oh, and play time starts when she opens my bathroom door, and enters, when she hears the shower stop. I have to comb her, fur-minate, groom her everyday. The balls of fluffy, under fur, I found are perfect for felting! I have made about 6-7 balls ranging the size of a grape to a size of a golf ball. Maybe a purse next? I think I saw that on Animal planet.
Well, now you know why my friends call me the crazy cat lady, and constantly tease me about it. But I say, well you just have more than one kid...and I have only one child, but 6 (actually 8- we have 2 bunnies) fur-babies! And they don't talk back to me, only raising their voice if they're hungry!
Final note, all but Jorji (persian), were rescued from a local shelter, and are indoor only, and have been altered.
whew! That too long! :wacko:

04-07-2012, 01:12 PM
wow Melanie! I don't need a cat ... I'll live vicariously through your little family! LOL ... and making a purse out of fur balls? can't quite wrap my mind around that one yet ... :)

04-07-2012, 04:38 PM
Well if she mated with the ferret ... would that make a ca-rret? :wacko:

04-07-2012, 04:42 PM
Melanie - thank you for sharing the descriptions of your cats. I loved to hear about them, I have 6 cats as well so I know how they tug at your heart and each one is so special.

Jaw - you are very very funny. hahahah a Ca-rret!!!!

04-07-2012, 08:25 PM
Maybe I should make a bonus whimsical ca-rret card? ;)
DO IT!!!! :biglaugh:

04-09-2012, 07:57 PM
No problems - take care of yourself suzanne

04-10-2012, 03:12 AM
Glad you like my monologue about my cats!
The are the only ones who keep me sane anound her lately.
Jaw, you can borrow a cat anytime! LOL!

04-10-2012, 03:59 PM
WOW - I am thinking of closing this swap off to new players once the magical 50 is reached so that the numbers remain manageable so if you are lurking, now is the time to un-lurk!!:)

04-10-2012, 04:41 PM
yes QM - it doesn't take many more to make that magical number.

04-10-2012, 05:16 PM
Ok, sign me up! :) I just need to make it official and quit procrastinating! I've got everything pulled out on my art desk to make these, but just haven't gotten to it. This will be the prod I need.

04-11-2012, 01:53 AM
OK goatgirl you are now officially no longer a lurker

04-11-2012, 03:32 AM
Neca84 your lovely whimsy cats arrived at my place today. I have given them some warm milk and they are curled up on the chair asleep. Thank you for sending me one for myself as well - much appreciated.

04-11-2012, 06:46 PM

This is an ATC swap with a difference. Not only will you be making three cards on theme but also making a booklet to hold them in.

Your cards and booklet can be drawn, collage or whatever you like. They can be whimsy, serious, comical - the choices are endless and only limited by your imagination. Let's see how creative you can all be.

You will receive three cards and one booklet in return.

Click here to be taken to the link new swap (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23057)

I would love to have you all join me.

04-11-2012, 10:55 PM
Evalila, your lovely whimsey cats arrived here today - Customs in New Zealand must have heard meowing as they checked the envie and pronounced it safe !! Thank you for the extra for the bottom of my bed. I am going to have to get a bigger bed to accommodate all the new kitties I have. I just hope you took them to the vet for a quick snip before you sent them to me otherwise I am going to be in big trouble. :cute:

04-14-2012, 10:55 PM
Hi Cathy,
Here are my pussy cats that are in the mail to you first thing tomorrow.

Neca - Its good to see you again too! Hope all has been well with you!

Phew that's left me with only 3 more swaps to do before I go away...

04-15-2012, 12:00 AM
Great cardsMouseit.

Even better that you have found an outfit for the wedding - otherwise you may have had to wear the convict garb LOL

04-15-2012, 06:29 AM
Oy I have one of those..heehee for the Christmas parade last year.. *snickers* HEY I could have dyed that purple... never gave it a thought!

04-15-2012, 08:29 AM
can i join? Irva

04-15-2012, 12:57 PM
ooooo Mouseit .. I adore the black and white kitties ... just sayin" :cute:

04-15-2012, 02:43 PM
Sure can join us Irva, welcome

04-15-2012, 04:59 PM
My cards went in the mail yesterday!

04-15-2012, 08:59 PM
Great - I'll let you know when they arrive

04-15-2012, 11:45 PM
Here are the pics of the cards I will be mailing tomorrow.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Whimsical_cats_swap__Cathy1__Lemondrop.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Whimsical_cats_swap__Cathy1__Rainbow.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Whimsical_cats_swap__Cathy1__Tiger.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Whimsical_cats_swap__Cathy1__Tutti_Frutti.jpg

04-15-2012, 11:54 PM
Cute kitties HiddenTreasure2010 and Mouseit.

04-16-2012, 12:00 AM
Meeeooowww!!! My Whimsical Kitties are ready to make their international flight of fancy!! Hopefully they will behave themselves?! Hehee

04-16-2012, 12:39 AM
Hidden Treasure - I saw you lovely kitties in the gallery earlier - they are great.

BeyondShay - I have sent you my address and will let you know when they arrive

04-16-2012, 10:20 PM
Kitty cards went in the mail today!

04-17-2012, 04:06 AM
ooooo Mouseit .. I adore the black and white kitties ... just sayin" :cute:

Jaw that is my first try at zetti-whatevertheycallthem.. LOL

I kinda like them too...

04-17-2012, 10:19 AM
I uploaded pictures in my gallery. If they are ok PM your address please:radar:

04-17-2012, 02:23 PM
Great whimsical kitties. I love their shape - nice and cuddly.

I have PM'd you my address

04-18-2012, 02:32 PM
I am still looking for players in my Mail Art swap. Click HERE (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23057) to take you to the thread.

It is great way to package your cards to send around the world and perfect for those of you who like to decorate your envelopes.

04-18-2012, 03:27 PM
pagel, your kitties are adorable! :)

04-20-2012, 06:09 AM
My kitties are going postal to NZ

04-20-2012, 06:10 AM
thanks you goatgirl!!

04-21-2012, 01:47 AM
Everyone, please do not forget that it will take about 7-10 days for your kitties to make the long journey down to me here in Middle Earth. I like to swap out fairly quickly after the swap closes so please make sure you feed them up well and send them off early.

Wil Opio Oguta
04-22-2012, 02:02 PM
Finally my big fat cat Gundi was willing to pose for the cards :-)) Here are the pictures. They will go into the mail coming Tuesday.

04-22-2012, 02:19 PM
LOL Wil, he needs to go on a diet :notworthy:

Wil Opio Oguta
04-22-2012, 02:30 PM
I know, but there are 2 things he loves in his life: to eat and to sleep. And when the food in my house is finished, he goes to DJ's house (the neighbours) and gets something else there.:jiggy::jiggy:

04-22-2012, 02:39 PM
I know, but there are 2 things he loves in his life: to eat and to sleep. And when the food in my house is finished, he goes to DJ's house (the neighbours) and gets something else there.:jiggy::jiggy:
I think that is true of all cats the world over. Mine are indoor cats but if there are no biscuits in their bowl they yell and pace back and forth until they get their bowl filled. LOL. They have us totally trained.

04-22-2012, 06:48 PM
They really are affectionate when they are in call. I know mine used to be before we got them all spayed.

Wil Opio Oguta
04-23-2012, 01:40 AM
Besides big Gundi -a red tabby- I have one other cat, a slender white one called Catrien. To be fair to both of them, both visited the vet for a small operation -:). No matter how much I love cats, I think there are enough so mine do not have to make more kittens.

04-23-2012, 03:33 AM
Mine are almost done, will get them in the mail in the next few days!

04-23-2012, 08:56 PM
Cathy1, I'd like to join in on your swap. Here are the cards I would like to enter:

04-24-2012, 04:16 AM
Great to have you Kwailin777. I'll PM you my address

04-24-2012, 04:25 AM
Whoa Who.........gorgeous kitties arrived today from Beyond Shay - really whimsical and fun and thank you for the extra card for my collection.

Mouseit - great cards and thank you for one for me as well - hope you are having a lovely time with your daughter and the wedding is fantastic

Hidden Treasure - love your art - really whimsical and one for me as well - thank you so much

04-25-2012, 02:34 PM
Check to see if you have put in your address return label
Your Postage to cover returns
Your cards...
Ok then seal the envelope..

04-25-2012, 04:27 PM

04-25-2012, 05:49 PM
Mine are done, just have to scan them, then they are off to you!

04-25-2012, 06:15 PM
Going postal tomorrow:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Pretty_in_Pink_1.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=298269) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Golden_Eyes_2.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=298268) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Spacey_3.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=298267) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Big_Eyes_4.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=298266)

04-25-2012, 07:01 PM
Phoenix, I love your cats!.

Our resident Lady is a 5 year old we adopted from the RSPCA a couple of years ago.
Milly is not quite a one-person-cat,and does share her love with DH, but Mama is her favourite source of food and love. So when I went away for 5 weeks, she was a big source of concern for me - especially with the long hours DH works.
Several times while on Skype, hubby told me she was snooping round the back of the computer looking for me..she could hear me but it was a bit confusing for her as I wasn't to be found.
I figured I would be on the IGNORE list for a while when I arrived home.. but as soon as the car pulled in the driveway from the airport, she was running towards it and meowing madly..I couldn't get the door open quick enough!
Generally she does not like being picked up..but that day I almost had to catch her as she seemed to want to jump into my arms. Much cat cuddles and fur sharing later, her purring dulled to a low roar:)

04-25-2012, 08:26 PM
Glad my cards got there Cathy, and yes I am having a wonderful time with the grandbabies. I am enjoying the HOT too, no matter how much I complain....LOL

04-25-2012, 08:41 PM
Those are super cute phoenix! I esp. love the lil' grey kitty at the end! :)

04-25-2012, 10:27 PM
Artkitty and Phoenix - great cards - can't wait to see them in the real.

04-25-2012, 10:33 PM
OK all you swappers/artisits/cat lovers

You should be putting the finishing touches to your cards about now with the view to posting them off to me. It takes about 7-10 days for cards to reach me and I really like to swap out on time. I have receved some absolutely fantastic cards so far - whimsical cats seems to have captured everyones imaginations so I know you are all going to be very pleased with your returns.

I have received about half the cards so far so thank you to those who have mailed early.

Don't forget you can mail more than one swap to me in the same envelope but you must include $2 for each swap return. I will supply return envelopes for your cards. It is alays a good idea to re-read the swap guidelines before posting off your cards.

Kind regards

04-26-2012, 03:55 AM
Patgel - your whimsey babies are here and eating me out of house and home. they are insisting on heaps of cuddles and have chased my cats under the bed. Thank you for the extra for my collection

04-26-2012, 08:49 PM
Lisa - I will sign you up but you will need to get your cards in the mail this Monday at the latest for them to have any chance of them reaching me in time. :D

04-27-2012, 03:16 AM
Yipee Lisa - PM me when you are ready to send for my address.

04-27-2012, 03:47 PM
Your whimsy cats are great Lisa. I will PM you my address now

04-28-2012, 06:17 PM
Check to see if you have put in your address return label
Your Postage to cover returns or PM me for my Paypal address
Your cards...
Ok then seal the envelope..

04-29-2012, 12:10 AM
Cards went in the mail today

04-30-2012, 02:53 PM

It is now May 1st here in Middle Earth and I have received about one third of the Whimsical Cat Cards.

Remember it takes about 7-10 days for cards to reach me. A lot of you have advised your cards are in the mail and that is fantastic. If you haven't mailed them, please think about posting in the next couple of days so they reach me on time.

I have received some absolutely fantastic cards so far so I know everyone is going to be very pleased with their returns.

You all rock:notworthy:

04-30-2012, 04:44 PM
I'd like to join, please :D
If you don't mind taking latecomers, that is lol ^^:

04-30-2012, 08:58 PM
sorry to be so late in getting my pics up..in fact, in getting my cards done!
My muse has only just made its way through Customs and seems to have returned in working order..much to my relief. I really didnt want to have to start dropping anymore swaps than I already had to.
Anyway, my 4 cards are here:
Mer-cat 1,2,3 and 4.
will get my packaging sorted and zoom down to my Post Office today...sending them off with "go as fast as you can " stamps :)

04-30-2012, 11:50 PM
DeepdarkHana - you will need to get your cards off to me today or tomorrow for them to get here in time. Please let me know if this is not possible.

05-01-2012, 04:55 AM
Hi all,

Please note that the return postage for my swaps is $2.00. Please do not forget to pop this in your envie before posting.

Many thanks

05-01-2012, 10:03 AM
CeeEmm, I love your cards! I hope I get one!:)

05-01-2012, 03:08 PM
Cee-emm - they are great - love them to bits

05-01-2012, 04:04 PM
okay~ Scratch my entry then ^^: Sorry~

05-02-2012, 04:23 AM
okay~ Scratch my entry then ^^: Sorry~
sorry to lose you but I am sure we will see you again in another swap.

Take Care

05-02-2012, 04:30 AM
Wow -eeeeeee - kittens galore in my mailbox today.

Really lovely cards received today from SCWK, Wil Opio Ogota and Kwailin777. Thank you all for the extra card for my collection. I really appreciate your kindness

05-02-2012, 02:44 PM

Today is probably the last day you can mail your cards and they arrive in time. There are still a lot of envies to arrive in the next week so if you haven't already, please mail today or tomorrow at the latest.

Gorgeous cards received so far.

05-03-2012, 03:53 AM
Lots of kitties running around the house.

Thank you for sending in lovely cards and an extra kittie for me to

05-03-2012, 02:38 PM
Thank you for letting me know Doodlebugzine. See you in one of my swaps again soon :D

05-04-2012, 03:48 PM
Only 5 days to swap out day. I think I can hear the mail-lady coming down the street now :)

05-05-2012, 01:12 AM
There were four litters of Kitties playing on my deck this morning -

Thank you for lovely art and extras from
Melanie S

Great work everyone.

05-05-2012, 01:31 AM
wow, the go-fast stamps sure worked well! that was very quick!

05-05-2012, 01:34 AM

05-05-2012, 06:07 AM
I hope mine has arrieved, sent long ago. :wideeyed:
They will arrive in plenty of time Lisa - it takes about 7-10 days to get to me. Once they actually arrive in New Zealand they only take a day or so. Our internal mail delivery times are terrific .

05-05-2012, 08:57 PM
my kitties went postal a few days ago. hope they arrive safely!

05-05-2012, 10:46 PM
they will Catlady - how could they not with a username like that LOL

05-06-2012, 03:00 PM
My mail lady has had cat hair all over her mail van - I wonder why ?????:notworthy:

05-09-2012, 04:45 AM
Margoartist and Lisaastrup - your lovely kitties have arrived today. And thank you so much for the extra cards - I love them all.

05-10-2012, 01:14 AM
Heeeeeere Kitty Kitty Kitty!!! Swappy~swap time!!! YAY!!!! I just looooooove getting new kitties!

05-10-2012, 03:52 AM
Yes, they are all out playing in front of the fire.

05-12-2012, 05:10 AM
Jessann and Caatladybj - your kitties arrived today just in time to have a play out on the grass with the others before making their trip back across the ocean.

Lovely cards sent in thank you very much - and thank you for the extra which will be staying with me.

05-12-2012, 06:38 AM
WOW - talk about herding cats LOL. I have just swapped out all the kitties and then I would find that one of them had headed off on his own, then all the one family found its way into one envelope, then I am sure there are some extra kitties that have been born since they arrived here. And of course all the lovely kitties that are staying here - I am going to have to get a second job to pay for the cat food ROTFL.

Anyway, thank you heaps to everyone who has played and enjoyed this swap. It has been a lot of fun and I thought I would share with you the kitties that are staying with me here in New Zealand. I truely appreciate the effort you all put into your cards and for your company during the swap. They will be winging their way to your homes on Monday.

Kind regards

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_whimsical_cats_hostess_cards__4.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_whimsical_cats_hostess_cards__3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_whimsical_cats_hostess_cards__1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_whimsical_cats_hostess_cards__2.jpg

05-12-2012, 03:24 PM
Cathy-did you do the crads shown in the inital post you make? Love those! did you draw them or what?
so glad mine safely arr'd!!!

05-12-2012, 05:09 PM
Yes, I made the cards - it was greeting card paper which I copied and resized and then decorated with fibres etc. Good fun whimsey cards LOL

05-12-2012, 09:20 PM
What a wonderful sampling of so many styles Cathy. Shhhhh don't tell anyone ...that's a better display than we get to see in the swap gallery.

05-12-2012, 11:55 PM
So, excited! can't wait for my first returns on a a swap!

05-13-2012, 12:36 AM
What a wonderful sampling of so many styles Cathy. Shhhhh don't tell anyone ...that's a better display than we get to see in the swap gallery. I
If I knew how to do a swap gallery I would but I thought this would be the next bestest thing :D

05-13-2012, 02:12 AM
I have posted a new swap - you are all invited:

This swap is to create three cards that have the word BIRD on the cards somewhere. Your cards can be drawn, collage or whatever you like [except digital] but BIRD must show somewhere on the card. Your cards can be whimsy, serious, comical - the choices are endless and only limited by your imagination. Let's see how creative you can all be - it is up to you and how you would like your card to look.

05-14-2012, 04:08 PM
Cathy, click here and the gallery angels might help you make a gallery page. :)


05-14-2012, 08:59 PM
allthe kitty's are so cute! I am glad I joined the swap!looking forward to meeting my new kitties, Irva

05-14-2012, 10:53 PM
WOW!!! Such a fantastic variety of styles, colors, shapes and sizes...wonderful whimsical kitties!!! Can hardly wait to see my new fur~purries *grin*

05-18-2012, 09:02 PM
Wow, wow, wow! Great cats from Phoenix, Patgel, and goatgirl. Thanks, and thanks, Cathy!

05-19-2012, 05:42 PM
Got my Kitties today. Thanks to Margoartist, Jaw and Jessann.

05-21-2012, 12:53 PM
Thanks for hosting, Cathy--got my returns!

05-21-2012, 03:25 PM
Received whimsy cats from leann ~ cool cats 2, scwk0511 ~ Hope 6 and kwailin777 ~ 9 Lives! Fabulous work :D and a big THANK YOU CATHY for hosting a great swap!!

05-21-2012, 07:52 PM
Three cute kitties came in the mail today! Thank you Scwh0511,Beyondshay, and The girl with the starry eyes. These cards are the first returns i've gotten from a swap, truly enjoyable. :)

05-21-2012, 08:53 PM
My cute, colourful kitty cards have arrived. Thanks to Cathy1 for sending me cards from Mouseit, Sophie's mom and Thwarmp now known as Colorfly.

Sophie's mom
05-22-2012, 08:22 AM
Thank you Cathy for a great swap. I've received wonderful cards from: mouseit, whisperingnan and Thwarmp. I've left ITrader and Reps for all but Thwarmp (I need to spread more love around first)!

05-22-2012, 10:41 AM
Hi Sophie's Mom

I'm glad you like my card! My new user name is ColorFly, in case you haven't been able to find me! I thought I had informed all my current swaps of the change. Guess I missed one; sorry about that! (formally Thwarmp)

05-23-2012, 02:07 AM
thanks Cathy for my returns from "quoting-mungo", ", SMikell and Lisaastnip all reps and iTrader have been left :)

05-23-2012, 05:35 AM
Whhoohoo I have cat here chasing all my mice.. but I am watching them, til they get used to each other! Heehee

I have purring pussies from Whisperingnan, Thwarmp and SophiesMom... Thank you to our hostess with the mostess! CATHY! Another swap well done!

05-23-2012, 11:05 AM
Fabulous cards from Jessann, Margoartist, and Jewels!!! LOVE 'em!!!!!!
Thank you so much Cathy1!!! Wonderful swap!

05-23-2012, 12:27 PM
Awesome kitties were in my mailbox! I just love them. Thank you to CynthiaSillitoe, goatgirl, and patgel for your beautiful art, and to Cathy1 for being a great hostess!

05-23-2012, 12:55 PM
I have three new kitties at home. Love them. Thanks to CynthiaSillitoe,Jaw and Phoenix.

05-23-2012, 02:45 PM
Hi Lisa - your rep is shown as the green line on the right hand side of your identity panel.
I always use the 'UserCP" button to check what messages I have, if there is any updates to forums I have posted in etc and usually the rep messages appear on that page.

it has no 'use' - just a bit of fun and enables everyone to show appreciation. It can be used to comment on a post, thank someone for a comment as well as thank the people who made the cards you get in a swap.

I'll leave you some now.

05-23-2012, 09:50 PM
Fabulous cards arrived in my mailbox today. Cathy you are a great host! I always love your themes. They are always interesting and fun. A big thank you to the artists I received from, fantastic art! I love all my returns. Evalila, Irva, and JOSG913 .

05-28-2012, 02:29 AM
Yipee! Soooooooo happy to get fabulous cards from whiperingnan, Sophie's mom and Mouseit! Thank you Cathy, for once again hosting a terrific swap!!

05-28-2012, 02:56 AM
My postie finally delivered my wonderful cards today...cute as a button whimsical cat by catladybj; a gorgeous cat fishing from artkitty and a beautiful cat from MelanieS
thanks all, and especial thanks to Cathy for a wonderful swap!

Wil Opio Oguta
05-29-2012, 11:11 AM
Kitties came home ;-). Tahnks to Artkitty, Cee-Emm and Bonnie aka Catlady. Cathy, thanks for hosting this fun swap. Now off to leave reps and Itrader.

05-29-2012, 03:00 PM
Only 5 more litters to find their way to their new homes. I will wait until these reach safety before closing this swap. Thank you for all the great comments everyone - it really was a fun swap.

05-31-2012, 02:12 AM
Mine are here, too! A bir Thank you to HiddenTreasure2010, Irva and Josg913 - and of course to our wonderful hostess. Off to leave points...

06-04-2012, 04:46 AM
my wonderful kitties arr'd, awesome babies from ArtKitty,Wil Opio and MelanieS-thanks for a great swap and wonderful returns!

06-06-2012, 02:16 AM
Thank you to all the wonderful players in this swap. You were a fantastic bunch and the cards were marvelous.

I am archiving this swap now as all returns have been notified.

Thanks again