View Full Version : April Pick a Theme Due May 28th

Carole Cadek
03-26-2008, 05:38 PM
Swap Due Date - May 28th, in my hand
Sign up/withdraw date - When full/No withdrawals
Number of Cards - 4 for 4
Number of participants -40

April PAT
All Cards Mailed

You must have an established positive trader rating of +15 in order to join this swap.
PLEASE read all the instructions and ask questions BEFORE signing up.

This swap contains 8 groups of 5 members.

3 Groups are for easy themes ONLY.
3 Groups are for regular themes~please supply a link for any unknown themes.
2 Groups for challenging themes~please supply a link for any unknown themes.Sign ups end when all spots are filled.
To make things fair please do not join more than 2 groups.
You must be willing to work on all the other themes in your group!

CARDS are to be in my hands on/before May 28th.
Please do not over commit yourself and contact me asap if there is a problem.

1. Sign up for no more than 2 groups and choose a theme for each one.
2. Once you sign up you canít withdraw, as some artist start their cards immediately.
3. Make a card for each of the members of your group in their chosen theme; you then receive 4 cards of your chosen theme in return.
4. Make sure that your AFA user name, who you made the card for and the group number are on the back of each card.
5. All mediums are welcome, just PLEASE NO heavy and bulky embellishments!
6. I will supply envelopes. Please include loose stamps for your returns.
US participants should send a minimum of 59 cents postage.
International members, I will cover the postage.
7. PM your address to me when you Sign Up.

As this is a swap where you make cards for each person please ensure you DO NOT over-commit yourself.

Group 1 Easy~full~Mailed 5/30/08
1. Cazfun-Pandas-Received 5/24/08
2. Elena-Penguins-Received 4/4/08
3. Chardonnay1965-Crocodiles-Received 5/27/08
4. Kandm17-DalmatiansRecceived 5/29/08
5. Carole Cadek-Cute cats

Group 2 Easy~full~Mailed out 5/28/08
1. LuvLoz-Birds-Received 5/24/08
2. Codesmom-Dragonflies-Received 4/9/08
3. jetleg-Birds-Received 5/16/08
4. upwiththesun-Summer-Received 4/29/08
5. fantasy firebird-Geisha-Received 5/21/08

Group 3 Easy~full~Mailed 5/30/08
1. ScramperSue-Egypt-Received 5/12/08
2. musicgal-The 4 Seasons (any or all of them)
3. mrubyjean-Cats-Received 5/19/08
4. PaulineT-Tropical fish-Received 5/15/08
5. Frog Princess-Roses-Received 5/28/08

Group 4 Regular~full~Mailed 5/30/08
1. Cazfun-Alice in Wonderland- Any Character-Received 5/24/08
2.Chronata-"A Spirit of Adventure" - interpret as you wish!-Received 4/7/08~Mailed out 5/28/05
3. Luvloz-Fairy Princesses-Received 5/24/08~Mailed out 5/28/05
4. fantasy firebird-Winged things-Received-5/21/08~Mailed out 5/28/05
5. ScramperSue-Cats in Hats (real cats, any head wear)-Received 5/12/08

Group 5 Regular~full~Mailed 5/30/08
1. stormarela-Games, like bingo, board games, cards games, twister, etc.-Received 5/5/08
2. seekingforart-Hourglass-Received 5/22/08
3. Ria-Cats and quotes
4. Paperfairys-Lime green and pastel pink-Received 4/22/08
5. HHC-Wild birds and nests-Received 5/19/08

Group 6 Regular~full~Mailed 5/30/08
1. Paperfairys-Newspaper print collage-Received 4/22/08
2. goatgoddess-Collage-birds-Received 5/27/08
3. Ria-Native American (collage)
4. doodlebug-Clocks (collage)-Received 5/7/08
5. jonquil-Kimonos-Received 5/19/08

Group 7 Challenging~Mailed 5/31/08
1. Amerasu-Gothic Alice in Wonderland-Receives 5/24/08
2. Patti M-Quirky Quips using Rodin's "The Thinker
3. kynara-Dr. Who-Received 5/27/08
4. amyfaerie- poet Kim Addonizio-http://www.kimaddonizio.com/ (http://www.kimaddonizio.com/)http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/16213 (http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/16213-Received)-Received (http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/16213-Received) 5/16/08
5. doodlebug- Gothic Architecture

Group 8 Regular~Mailed 5/30/08
1. amyfaerie-typewriters-Received 5/16/08
2. JoyFlower-giraffes-Received 5/29/08
3. grrrdjules-wine-Received 5/20/08
4. Linda4atc-"In the Sea" real or fantasy-Received 5/17/08
5. seekingforart-lighthouses-Received 5/22/08

03-26-2008, 06:54 PM
Hi Carole

Can I be in group 4 with Alice in Wonderland - Any Character OK & Group 1 with Pandas please

Thanks heaps

03-26-2008, 07:37 PM
I will join group one, my theme will be penguins.

Carole Cadek
03-26-2008, 07:56 PM
Caz and Elena, thanks for joining :)

03-27-2008, 03:45 AM
group 1 please..I will get back with my theme..:D

Carole Cadek
03-27-2008, 08:47 AM
Chards, thanks for joining :)

03-27-2008, 10:05 PM
I would like in Group #1 with my old ATCards Buddies, please.

Carole Cadek
03-27-2008, 11:18 PM
Kandm17, thanks for joining, you have completed Group 1 :)

03-27-2008, 11:28 PM
I would love to join this! Please list me in group 4 if you could, please?

My theme is "A Spirit of Adventure"...interpret as you wish!

Carole Cadek
03-27-2008, 11:44 PM
Thanks for joining Chronata :)

03-28-2008, 03:16 AM
Can I please go in group 2 with birds and group 4 with fairy princesses?

03-28-2008, 03:38 AM
my theme is crockadiles...:D

fantasy firebird
03-28-2008, 05:33 AM
ok Carole, can I join group 4 with Geisha and can I also go in a regular group with winged things?

Carole Cadek
03-28-2008, 09:52 AM
Can I please go in group 2 with birds and group 4 with fairy princesses?
Luv, thanks for joining :) You are in the 2 groups you requested :)

Carole Cadek
03-28-2008, 09:53 AM
my theme is crockadiles...:D
Have added your theme, thanks Chards :)

Carole Cadek
03-28-2008, 09:54 AM
ok Carole, can I join group 4 with Geisha and can I also go in a regular group with winged things?
Thanks for joining ff, have you in Group 4 and Group 5. :)

03-28-2008, 05:06 PM
I would like to be in group 2 with birds...thank you!

Carole Cadek
03-28-2008, 05:10 PM
Thanks for joining jetleg :)

03-28-2008, 05:12 PM
May I join please??? I'd like to be in group 2 (easy). My theme is Summer!!!

Carole Cadek
03-28-2008, 05:16 PM
Upwiththesun,thanks for joining :)

fantasy firebird
03-28-2008, 05:59 PM
Carole you put upwiththesun in the wrong group, she asked for group 2!! If you want to move me to group 2 to complete that group I'm ok with that!! The PAT seems slow to move at present, I had this problem on the last 2 I ran as well!!

Carole Cadek
03-28-2008, 06:27 PM
Thanks for seeing that ff. :) I moved your Geisha theme into Group 2 to complete it , and moved your winged things into Group 4, so it wouldn't be lonely:)

03-28-2008, 07:24 PM
I'd like in on an easy and a regular please :)

Regular--Cats in Hats (real cats, any headwear)
thanks, Sue

03-28-2008, 07:42 PM
Please add me, musical
Theme: The 4 Seasons (any or all of them)

Carole Cadek
03-28-2008, 08:18 PM
Thanks for joining ScramperSue and musicgal :)

03-29-2008, 12:31 AM
I'd like to join, please ~ Easy theme: cats

Carole Cadek
03-29-2008, 12:51 AM
Thanks for signing up, mrubyjean :)

03-29-2008, 04:44 PM
I'd like a spot in group 3 - easy please.

Theme - tropical fish

Carole Cadek
03-29-2008, 04:55 PM
Pauline, thanks for signing up :)

03-29-2008, 06:28 PM
I would love to play, please sign me up. My theme is games, like bingo, board games, cards games, twister, etc etc.....

Carole Cadek
03-30-2008, 12:12 AM
You are signed up stormarela, thanks for joining :)

Frog Princess
03-30-2008, 03:27 PM
Could I nab the last spot in group 3 please?
My theme: roses

Carole Cadek
03-30-2008, 03:43 PM
Yes you may, Froggie. Thanks for joining ;)

03-31-2008, 01:47 PM
Please add my theme to group 1...I'm going to stick with the animal theme and say dalmations

Carole Cadek
03-31-2008, 02:05 PM
Thanks Kandm17, have added your theme to the first post. That's funny they are all animals :)

04-01-2008, 01:09 PM
I would love to participate in grp 5 and my theme would be "Hourglass"

04-01-2008, 01:15 PM
Hi I'd like to join - regular

Theme - Tea

Carole Cadek
04-01-2008, 04:04 PM
Seekingforart and Ria, you are both added to Group 5, thanks for joining :)

04-02-2008, 10:45 AM
can i join please ?

I would like : lime green and pastel pink ( for one ) and if im allowed to join 2 ? then newspaper print collage thank you ... elaine x :wub:

Carole Cadek
04-02-2008, 11:53 AM
You certainly may, Parerfairys. You are in Group 5 and have started Group 6 :)

04-02-2008, 12:13 PM
I'll go in group 7 please. My theme is Gothic Alice in Wonderland

04-02-2008, 12:20 PM
thanks carole :)

Carole Cadek
04-02-2008, 12:27 PM
Thanks for joining Amerasu.
Your welcome Paperfairys

04-04-2008, 12:04 AM
I have completed 2 of my cards so far

Here is the one for Elena

This is one I did for ScramperSue

Off to make some more


04-04-2008, 05:34 AM
I like the look of them, Caz. Interesting theme, Amerasu.

04-04-2008, 08:01 AM
Cool penguin, Cazfun! thanks!

Patti M
04-04-2008, 12:20 PM
I would like to join group 7 and my theme will be- Quirky Quips using Rodin's "The Thinker"

04-04-2008, 12:20 PM
I hope you fill out the rest of the categories, Carole!

I finished my Group 4 set, and they are in the mail now...

I might be able to sign up for another group...but I have to see if I can finish all my other stuff first!

04-04-2008, 12:26 PM
May I join group 6 please?
my theme would be collage - birds

04-04-2008, 12:27 PM
I'm waiting for my iTrader rating, but I'm itching to make a gothic Alice character!

Carole Cadek
04-04-2008, 03:09 PM
Patti, thanks for joining. Have added you in to Group 7 :)

Carole Cadek
04-04-2008, 03:10 PM
Chronata, I'll be on the look out for them. Just post when and if your able to join more :)

Carole Cadek
04-04-2008, 03:12 PM
Goatgoddess have added you to Group 6, thanks for signing up :)

Carole Cadek
04-04-2008, 03:13 PM
I'm waiting for my iTrader rating, but I'm itching to make a gothic Alice character!
Hurry up and get those 2 points, we'll be waiting for you :)

Carole Cadek
04-05-2008, 01:16 PM
Elana, your beautiful cards arrived today! Thanks for the cute kitty host card :)

04-06-2008, 01:15 PM
Hi carole! I'd like to join group 7 (i like the other two themes there and think I can come up with something cool) I'd like my theme to be Doctor Who, but if that's TOO challenging (lol) Science Fiction in general would be fine.


Carole Cadek
04-06-2008, 01:28 PM
Thanks for joining kynara. Have added you to Group 7, and Dr. Who should be fine :)

04-06-2008, 01:52 PM
yay thanks!

Carole Cadek
04-07-2008, 07:35 PM
Chronata, your beautiful cards arrived today :)

04-08-2008, 01:14 PM
OK I have now got a theme for group 5 - Cats and quotes

I would also like a spot in group 6 if OK - theme Native American (collage).

Carole Cadek
04-08-2008, 01:28 PM
Thanks Ria, have added your theme to Group 5, and have also placed you in Group 6. :)

Carole Cadek
04-09-2008, 05:11 PM
Codesmom, your wonderful cards arrived today, thank you for "Family" :)

04-10-2008, 03:24 PM
I'd love to be in group 5, and my theme is wild birds and nests

Carole Cadek
04-10-2008, 05:48 PM
Thanks for joining HHC, you have completed Group 5 :)

04-10-2008, 09:04 PM
May I please join group 6. My theme is clocks. (collage)


Carole Cadek
04-11-2008, 12:17 AM
Certainly doodlebug, have added your to Group 6. Thanks for joining :)

04-11-2008, 03:15 AM
Could I join Group 6 with Kimonos as my theme

Carole Cadek
04-11-2008, 09:42 AM
Thanks for joining jonquil, you have completed Group 6 :)

Carole Cadek
04-11-2008, 09:44 AM
Group 8 has been changed to Regular Themes :)

04-24-2008, 10:16 PM
made for Cazfun...4512

looks better in real life..

Carole Cadek
04-25-2008, 12:00 AM
They always do :)

04-26-2008, 06:53 PM
aww c'mon! anyone out there brave enough to do a challenging one to help fill group 7? ;) hehe (just kidding)

04-26-2008, 10:10 PM
My cards went in the mail this morning. Be looking for them!

Carole Cadek
04-26-2008, 11:24 PM
I'll be watching for them Dawn :)

04-28-2008, 02:36 PM
okay, i'm thinking that i'd like to join the Group 7 "challenging" swap. :jiggy:

i'm tickled with receiving some cards from people i've not swapped or traded with before!

My theme will be the San Francisco poet Kim Addonizio. There are several places online to find her writing + photos + other info, if one does a google search. However, her own website is pretty good:


this is a wonderful poem of hers:


04-28-2008, 02:44 PM
Ok. Make me the last one for Group 7. My theme is Gothic Architecture.

04-28-2008, 02:46 PM
ooooweee! what a nice group! ;D

04-28-2008, 02:58 PM
Love that poem, amyfaerie. Great idea for a theme :)

Carole Cadek
04-28-2008, 05:49 PM
Amyfaerie and doodlebug, thanks for joining! The challenging group is now complete. :)

Carole Cadek
04-29-2008, 06:57 PM
Upwiththesun, your lovely cards arrived today ;)

05-01-2008, 02:23 PM
sending my cards today!

05-01-2008, 02:28 PM
Carole, I'd be more than happy to open up group 8 . . . can I have typewriters as my theme? Maybe more people will come to play if someone goes first?

Carole Cadek
05-01-2008, 04:51 PM
Amy, thank you for starting Group 8. :)

05-02-2008, 07:59 AM
for Carole Cadek
Miss Kitty 4837

Carole Cadek
05-02-2008, 09:36 AM
Very Pretty Chards, can't wait to see her in person :)

Carole Cadek
05-04-2008, 05:11 PM
Finished mine, here they are:

for Chardonnay http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=12607&w=s

for Kandm17 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=12606&w=s

for Cazfun http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=12605&w=s

for Elena http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=12604&w=s

05-04-2008, 06:58 PM
Those all look so lovely!

I have finished my cards for Group 2:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=12628&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=12628) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=12629&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=12629) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=12632&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=12632) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=12633&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=12633)

Carole Cadek
05-04-2008, 08:30 PM
Very nice Luv, thanks for posting them :)

05-05-2008, 04:16 AM
very cool looking croc..:D..tyty

05-05-2008, 09:13 AM
really lovely cards, everyone!

05-05-2008, 10:38 AM
Wow, the cards are so creative and fun...I love them all.

Carole Cadek
05-05-2008, 05:04 PM
Stormarela your lovely cards have arrived! Thanks for all the extras:)

05-05-2008, 06:01 PM
Hi...can I snag a spot in the last group...I want giraffes please. :)

05-05-2008, 06:35 PM
I'll sign up for group eight. grrrdjules, theme: wine

05-05-2008, 08:00 PM
that's an awesome theme, jules! and, i just bought wine here in WA yesterday, so i have a few really great new labels to use! hee hee!

Carole Cadek
05-05-2008, 08:00 PM
Thanks for joining that last group, JoyFlower and grrrdjules, now Amy won't be lonely :)

05-05-2008, 09:25 PM
that's an awesome theme, jules! and, i just bought wine here in WA yesterday, so i have a few really great new labels to use! hee hee!

Oh, yes...we do have good wine in Washington... :spinny:

05-06-2008, 06:33 PM
Here are mine for group 3 :)

05-06-2008, 06:34 PM
and mine for group 4 :)

Carole Cadek
05-06-2008, 07:25 PM
Very nice Scramper, thanks for posting them in the thread :)

05-06-2008, 08:19 PM
joyflower, so glad you're in the last group, too! does anything go for your giraffes? or do you want a traditional, photorealistic giraffe?

I was thinking wings or zetti, but i don't want to drive you crazy. :D

05-06-2008, 08:49 PM
Anything goes, Amy Dear! I don't have a zetti giraffe... let your imagination run wild!!

Carole Cadek
05-07-2008, 04:30 PM
Doodlebug your Group 6 cards arrived today! Thank you for the kitty host card :)

05-08-2008, 12:56 PM
Hi Carole I'll take one of your last two spots if it's not to late? I know time is running out .... I'll take "In the Sea" real or fantasy

Carole Cadek
05-08-2008, 01:58 PM
Thank you Linda, have added you to group 8 :)

05-08-2008, 02:36 PM
Is it ok for me to take the last spot in group 8? I am in group 5 already! I would like lighthouses as my second theme.

Carole Cadek
05-08-2008, 04:25 PM
It most certainly is, seekingforart. Thank you for taking the last spot :)

05-08-2008, 09:15 PM
Hooray! Group 8 is full! :biggrin:

05-11-2008, 06:52 AM
finished my last 2 cards..
Digger Dalmatian 5515

Explore with Playful curiosity 5517

I will mail out my cards tomorrow..:D:D

Carole Cadek
05-11-2008, 10:09 AM
Very pretty Chards! Thanks for posting them to the thread.
Remember don't send a return envelope, I will supply them :)

05-11-2008, 11:27 AM

for joyflower ... "giraffes" (printed background with a hand drawn acrylic painted giraffe, and fake postage stamp)

for amyfaerie .... "Mystery Typed" (typewriter collage with Hardy Boys Mystery book titles in background)

for grrrdjules ... "Wine" (hand drawn watercolor, the word is rubber stamped letters)

and seekingforart ... lighthouse in the Night" this is hand drawn and acrylic paints, it came out dark but it is actually lighter than refrence picture. I wanted to try something different. If you don't like please tell me asap and I'll do a daytime lighthouse.

Carole Cadek
05-11-2008, 12:14 PM
Great cards Linda, thanks for posting them to the thread :)

05-11-2008, 12:21 PM
[QUOTE=Linda4atc;and seekingforart ... Llighthouse in the Night" this is hand drawn and acrylic paints, it came out dark but it is actually lighter than refrence picture. I wanted to try something different. If you don't like please tell me asap and I'll do a daytime lighthouse.[/QUOTE]

I love my lighthouse it's just perfect! Thanks! :cute:

05-11-2008, 01:37 PM
Awsome seekingforart.
Now Carole by saying (from your profile)
"Life is too short to be picky, I love it all"
should make deciding on a hostess gift easier, but I'm stumped .... LOL ... gotta decide soon so I can mail these out.

Carole Cadek
05-11-2008, 02:04 PM
But Linda, I do like everything! It's so nice to be surprised with what ever anyone sends.

05-11-2008, 02:55 PM
Linda - the wine card is grrreat! Here are my first 2.

Carole Cadek
05-11-2008, 03:02 PM
Thanks for posting them in the thread grrrdjules. Cool cards :)

05-11-2008, 04:17 PM
oops..Carole..I put an envie in...force of habit..

05-11-2008, 09:11 PM
Okay, so I have finally finished my cards for group 4. Both groups will be going in the mail today.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=13574&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=13574) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=13575&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=13575) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=13606&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=13606) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=13611&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=13611)

Carole Cadek
05-11-2008, 11:46 PM
Very nice Luv, thanks for posting them in the thread :)

Carole Cadek
05-12-2008, 05:43 PM
ScramperSue your lovely cards have arrived! Thanks for the goodies :)

05-12-2008, 09:50 PM
Carole, Cards are in the mail but they may bounce back. Envelope weighed an ounce so I put one stamp but forgot that postage when up? If they do come back to me there should still be plenty of time to ship them out again.


Carole Cadek
05-12-2008, 11:49 PM
Pauline, hopefully they will sneak through! :)

05-13-2008, 02:45 PM
Okeedokee, my last two. The lighthouse was tough - how to Julify a landscape pic...
Just need to finish a wee hostess gift and they'll be on their way.

05-13-2008, 04:46 PM
OK, my cards for Group #3 are in my gallery:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=13901&w=l {Ancient Egypt for Scramper Sue}
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=13900&w=l {Four Seasons for Musicgal}
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=13899&w=l {Tropical Fish for PaulineT}
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=13898&w=l {Roses for Frog Princess}

05-13-2008, 05:07 PM
Here is a sneak peek at the Group 6 cards.:D

Carole Cadek
05-13-2008, 05:50 PM
Great Cards!!! Thanks for posting them :)

05-13-2008, 07:54 PM
i'm working on my last few . . . hoping to get them out tomorrow!

05-13-2008, 09:34 PM
I have one done! I'll finish the other 3 tomorrow and get them in the mail to you by Friday :)

This one is for amyfaerie. I love that poem by the way. Looks like I will have to check into this poet.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=13944&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=13944)

05-13-2008, 09:55 PM
I just mailed off my cards for this swap, please let me know when they arrive. i can't wait to see the returns for this swap.

Carole Cadek
05-13-2008, 11:47 PM
Great card Amerasu!
Jet I'll be watching for them :)

05-14-2008, 10:17 AM
cool card Amerasu

Carol working on mine now - will mail monday at the lastest. :)

Carole Cadek
05-14-2008, 10:25 AM
Thanks for letting me know, GG :)

05-14-2008, 11:05 AM
i adore my Kim Addonizio card! OMG, Amerasu!

Carole, mine are going postal today . . . for both groups. All but Dr. Who are in my gallery--he'll be in there shortly.

Carole Cadek
05-14-2008, 11:35 AM
I'll be watching for them Amy. :)

05-15-2008, 03:58 PM
Carole ~ my cards are in the mail today.
Thanks so much for hosting the swap!

Carole Cadek
05-15-2008, 06:43 PM
Thanks for letting me know, mruby, I'll be watching for them. :)

Carole Cadek
05-15-2008, 06:46 PM
Pauline, your lovely cards arrived today! You had placed one of those forever stamps on the envelope, so it came, no problem! Thank you for the cute kitty card :)

05-16-2008, 12:54 PM
Carole, mine are in the mail today. Thanks for hosting.

Carole Cadek
05-16-2008, 06:08 PM
I'll be watching for them HHC :)

Carole Cadek
05-16-2008, 06:20 PM
Lovely cards arrived today from Amyfaerie and jetleg. Thank you both for the extras :)

Carole Cadek
05-17-2008, 02:46 PM
Linda4atc your wonderful cards arrived! Thanks for the extras :)

05-18-2008, 08:28 AM
Here are my cards I hope everyone is happy with the end product!

Please check my gallery I always have problems posting the images in the thread!


Carole, the fairy with crayon background is your Hostess gift!

Carole Cadek
05-18-2008, 09:22 AM
Very nice, seeking! Can't wait to see them in person. :)

05-18-2008, 01:36 PM
Seekingforart ... I just figured this out since the college-a-thon .....

Go to to your gallery and select image you want to insert in post ... copy thr URL address at the top of the page ...

Come back to the thread you want it posted in ... go advanced on the reply to thread .... Click the the Insert Image (looks like a photo of a mountain .... delete the http:// thats there and paste the URL address you copied.

Hope that I made that clear

Carole Cadek
05-18-2008, 03:14 PM
Here is a link with many different ways to add a picture, among other things.
And this one has pictures along with the explination:

05-18-2008, 04:37 PM
Seekingforart ... I just figured this out since the college-a-thon .....

Go to to your gallery and select image you want to insert in post ... copy thr URL address at the top of the page ...

Come back to the thread you want it posted in ... go advanced on the reply to thread .... Click the the Insert Image (looks like a photo of a mountain .... delete the http:// thats there and paste the URL address you copied.

Hope that I made that clear

I have try this method and this is what I get.... Watch it work this time!


05-18-2008, 04:41 PM
I followed the steps using the image icon and copy paste the url and it doesn't show up!

Let me try the attachment! using the url attachment it gives me the error

Invalid File

05-18-2008, 04:45 PM
I now I can upload attachments from my computer...but then I have to scan very low resolution, usually I have to scan my cards twice to upload to my gallery then to upload to the thread.

Now I can attach from a file from internet like this one!


05-18-2008, 04:46 PM
So I decided to give up for now!

05-18-2008, 05:31 PM
When you click on the image in your gallery you get pic#1. Then you need to click on the card image to get to the screen in pic#2. THAT is the URL that you copy and then in your post here, click on the yellow-back image icon and paste the URL.

Hope this helped. :yes::yes::yes:

05-18-2008, 06:06 PM
I did that and still doesn't show up! I clicked the mountain icon and then pasted my image link and all I get a blank icon! I am using a mac so I don't know if that has anything to do with it.. Thanks anyway


Carole Cadek
05-18-2008, 06:11 PM
Does a MAC have a left and right button to click?

05-18-2008, 07:40 PM
yes it does!

Carole Cadek
05-18-2008, 07:57 PM
When you right click on a picture in the gallery, does the properties box open?
If it does are you coping the address (url) from there?
If you are, do you remove the http:// from the pop up box before you paste in the address?

Have you tried right clicking and coping the picture right out of your gallery and then pasting it into the post.
( I just did it with your avatar http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/image.php?u=216&dateline=1209945928 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=216)) :)

05-18-2008, 08:13 PM
I'm on a Mac as well and this works for me...

05-18-2008, 08:15 PM
Okay, here is me doing it from my puter

05-18-2008, 09:11 PM
ok, let me try again! yeah I did it! :jiggy:


05-18-2008, 09:15 PM
Thanks for all your help!

Carole Cadek
05-19-2008, 12:06 AM
GO Martha! Great cards ladies :)

05-19-2008, 07:08 AM
Here are some more of my finished cards... Will all be postal tomorrow so they should arrive by the due date...


Here is my hostess gift


05-19-2008, 08:18 AM
My cards went postal this morning!

Carole Cadek
05-19-2008, 10:23 AM
Thanks for posting your cards Caz, I'll be watching for them.:)

Carole Cadek
05-19-2008, 10:24 AM
Seeking for art, thanks for letting me know, I'll be watching for them also :)

Carole Cadek
05-19-2008, 07:18 PM
Great cards arrived today from HHC, mrubyjean and jonquil. Thank you all for the extras :)

Carole Cadek
05-20-2008, 05:41 PM
Grrrdjules, your beautiful cards have arrived. Thanks so much for the cool kitty :)

Carole Cadek
05-21-2008, 07:33 PM
Fantasy firebird, your lovely cards arrived today. Thanks for the $ :)

05-21-2008, 09:08 PM
woohoo! I just finished my cards! They'll be in tomorrow's mail! Thanks for letting me join!

Carole Cadek
05-21-2008, 11:50 PM
I'll be watching for them Kynara :)

Carole Cadek
05-22-2008, 05:17 PM
Seekingforart your beautiful cards arrived! Thank you for the lovely fairy! :)

05-22-2008, 05:25 PM
you are very welcome!

05-23-2008, 11:16 PM
I'm attempting to attach pictures of my cards... *crosses fingers*

(they DO look better in person of course ;) )

yay, it worked hehe

Carole Cadek
05-23-2008, 11:57 PM
Cool Kynara, you got them posted :)

05-24-2008, 11:05 AM
Mine went yesterday - will be posting pics in a bit - got to feed the goats and run to town.

Carole Cadek
05-24-2008, 11:27 AM
I'll be watching for them, goatgoddess :)

05-24-2008, 05:51 PM
oh boy I hope my cards get there soon..I sent them 2 weeks ago..:(

Carole Cadek
05-24-2008, 05:54 PM
Me too Chards, they must be taking the scenic route. :)

Carole Cadek
05-24-2008, 05:56 PM
Beautiful cards came in today from LuvLoz, Amerasu and Cazfun! Thanks you all for the extras :)

05-24-2008, 06:21 PM
I'm so glad they arrived in time.....Looking forward to the returns...



05-27-2008, 04:35 PM
I sent my cards for Group 1, but I forgot about the holiday. I hope it doesn't make my cards late. Here they are:

Carole Cadek
05-27-2008, 05:59 PM
I'll be watching for them kandm17, thanks for posting your lovely cards to the thread :)

Carole Cadek
05-27-2008, 06:09 PM
Lovely cards arrived today from Chardonnay, goatgoddess and Kynara.
Thank you all for the extras :)

Patti M
05-27-2008, 11:33 PM
Here are pics of my submissions- hope you enjoy! Patti M
(Sorry- I can't get the thumbnails to work!)

Patti M
05-27-2008, 11:46 PM
Trying the thumbnails again-

Sorry, still suck at this on this site.

Carole Cadek
05-28-2008, 12:12 AM
Patti if you use the right click of the mouse to copy and paste, try doing it from the smaller version of the card in your gallery. (When you look at your galley as a whole instead of each picture individually)
Like this:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=16066&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=16066)

05-28-2008, 04:45 AM
so pleased my cards finally arrived..I was begining to think they was lost..:(..:D

Frog Princess
05-28-2008, 05:25 AM
Mine are on their way, folks. I think they may have got a little held up 'cos of the bank holiday- but hopefully they'll be there any moment! I pm'd Carole a while ago to let her know they were coming but just wanted to make sure the others in 'my' group know I haven't flaked on them- and to apologise for any hold ups that may be my fault! I was going to post piccies of them- but my stooooopid scanner broke while I was trying to scan them in, so I only managed to get a piccie of the Egyptian card. My scanner now has a sort of 'arm' stuck across the bed part. Not happy!
Anyhooo- hopefully they'll be there pronto.

Carole Cadek
05-28-2008, 05:31 PM
Froggie your beautiful cards arrived today! Thank you for the Host Card,:)

Carole Cadek
05-28-2008, 05:38 PM
Group 2 and a few members of Group 4, your cards were posted out today. Don't forget to let us know when you receive them :)

05-28-2008, 08:51 PM
According to the post office my cards will be at Carole's tomorrow...

Pics are in my gallery...I tried inserting the thumbnails but just got kisses in boxes.:rolleyes:

Carole Cadek
05-29-2008, 12:12 AM
Great Joy, I'll be watching for them :)

Frog Princess
05-29-2008, 03:29 PM
Yay! Glad they got there ok!

Carole Cadek
05-29-2008, 05:30 PM
JoyFlower and Kandm17, your cards have arrived! Thanks for the extras:)

Patti M
05-29-2008, 06:57 PM
Thanks for the hint for the thumbnails- I'll try that next time! I made sure I re-sized my images down real small this time so I wouldn't use too much bandwidth posting the full pics this time!

Carole Cadek
05-30-2008, 03:06 PM
All groups have been mailed, except group 7, as I am waiting on 2 sets of cards. :)

05-30-2008, 05:29 PM
woohoo..I can't wait to see my returns..:D

05-30-2008, 06:29 PM
Hooray!! :jiggy: Time to do the ART DANCE! :jiggy:

05-30-2008, 07:02 PM
Oh goodie! I can't wait to get my returns!

05-31-2008, 04:10 AM
APOLOGIES to everyone in both groups 5 and 6, my cards arrived late, when I have received them back I will post out seperately to you all - I had a flood in my house ( hole in roof ) and have been trying to get everything back to normal, salvaging what I could from my craft stash and what I had ready to mail etc, in the mess just posted what and when I could after remaking some stuff, thought I contacted everyone, but forgot Carole, so again my apologies for the delay in you guys all getting your cards. :notworthy:

Carole Cadek
05-31-2008, 02:42 PM
Thank you for posting, Ria. Your cards should be back with you in a couple of days. :)

Carole Cadek
05-31-2008, 02:43 PM
Patti and doodlebug your cards came in today.
Group 7 your cards went postal today!
Thanks you all for playing, and your generosity :)

06-01-2008, 10:54 AM
Thanks Carole! You've been an awesome host! I can't wait to see the cards :)

06-02-2008, 01:10 PM
rec'd my cards today, BIG thanks to carole for hosting :D
my group 4 pals who made me adorable kitties:
LuvLoz, Fantasy Firebird,Chronata, and Cazfun!!! they are all so wonderful in their own way...each is different and unique, I LOVE them!

and I also want to thank my "eygpt" artist's:
Frog Princess, mrubyjean, and Pauline T. Again, all very different but all AWESOME--Fabulous!!

it was disappointing to get back the 4 seasons card I made for musicgal, oh well :(

off to leave iTRADERS

Carole Cadek
06-02-2008, 03:40 PM
Cool, cards are arriving at their new homes :yes:

06-02-2008, 05:40 PM
Received my awesome cards, I'm very happy with all my returns...thanks to all the players in groups 5 and 8. Good job ladies! and thanks to Carole for hosting!

06-02-2008, 08:11 PM
Carole, Thanks for hosting the swap and thanks to ScramperSue, rubyjean and Frog Princess. I'm always amazed at the diversity; the cards are wonderful!

Frog Princess
06-03-2008, 08:06 AM
Thanks right back at ya Pauline! My cards arrived today. I got gorgeous roses from Pauline, ScramperSue and mrubyjean- I LOVE them! Not only are they fab cards in their own right- but they wonderful next to each other too! All very different and yet complementing each other! Spooky and fab! Thanks ladies.
Thanks Carole for hosting- you're a star!

Carole Cadek
06-03-2008, 10:28 AM
Your welcome, glad every one is receiving their cards promptly :)

06-03-2008, 12:51 PM
I received my cards today. Codesmom, Luvloz, Toucan and Fantasy Firebird, thank you all for the wonderful cards.

Carole, thank you for hosting. Excellent communication and really rapid returns...Thanks

06-03-2008, 01:30 PM
Received absolutely fabulous cards from group 6:goatgoddess, jonquil and paper fairys; and group 7: amerasu, kynara, amyfaerie, and patti mcloughlin. I am very impressed!!! I will be leaving rep points today!! Thanks again Carole!!

06-03-2008, 01:44 PM
I recieved all my cards today and have left THANK YOU rep points for you guys in your user CP

elaine xx :)

06-03-2008, 02:21 PM
I got my wonderful returns from stormarela, paperfairys and seekingfor art! Thank you all for fantastic cards. And thank you so much for hosting, Carole!

Quick question... I've left i-trader for Carole AND for those who made cards for me... is that correct? Or should I have given just rep point? :huh:

06-03-2008, 02:31 PM
From FAQ section:

Pick A Theme (PAT) iTrader - leave one for each person in your group and the Host.
Each member of a PAT will give you an iTrader rating. This means that if you flake or go MIA in this type of swap, you will receive a negative iTrader from EACH of them. Note also that three negative iTrader ratings will require you to go before the Board and could result in your being banned, so please be sure you are able to fulfill your commitment before signing up

06-03-2008, 05:34 PM
My wonderful cards arrived today! I think these are the best PAT cards I've ever received!! Thanks group 2 ladies: FantasyFirebird, Codesmom,Jetleg and LuvLoz!!

06-03-2008, 07:06 PM
whoops! my bad! I left rep points for the cards I got... then realized it's supposed to be iTrader. lol! I'll go leave that now!!

06-03-2008, 07:55 PM
I love the group 5 cards I received today. Thanks to Carole for hostessing, and to SeekingforArt, Paper Fairys, and HHC for great games cards. :)

06-03-2008, 11:27 PM
My cards from group 8 arrived today. Wow! They are each amazing and special! Thanks so much lovely ladies: amyfaerie, grrrdjules, linda4atc and seekingforart!

And thanks to our sweet hostess, Carole!

06-03-2008, 11:33 PM
I Love my Group 3 cat cards from Scramper Sue, Frog Princess and Pauline T ~ Thanks so much!!
And thanks to Carole for hosting this great swap!

06-04-2008, 12:10 AM
Getting excited now - can't wait for them to arrive in Oz

06-04-2008, 04:32 AM
I know what you mean, Jonquil, I can't wait to see mine either! :jiggy:

Patti M
06-04-2008, 08:47 AM
Received my fabulous and funny cards from my group of Amerasu, amyfaerie, doodlebug, & Kynara yesterday. All so brilliant and so funny I was giggling all night. Some great takes on what "The Thinker" is thinking!

06-04-2008, 02:58 PM
My cards arrived today - yeah! Great job Carole and I'm off to leave itraders!

06-10-2008, 04:30 AM
woohoo..my crocodiles wandered in today..:D....thanks bunches to Carole Cadek, cazfun, ELena and kandm17,,for my fab crocs...and a great big ty to Carole for hosting this fab pat..:D:D

06-11-2008, 06:18 AM
I have received my fantastic fairy princesses and birds. This was a great month the play, thanks to everyone - especially Carole for a great job hosting.

Carole Cadek
06-11-2008, 09:56 AM
Cool, the cards are arriving in Australia :)

06-11-2008, 03:31 PM
I got mine the other day - they are so very fab! I'm very far behind on reps and itraders - will get caught up by this weekend. :)

Carole Cadek
06-11-2008, 05:25 PM
Thanks or letting us know :) I was getting worried as you are in the US.

06-11-2008, 09:49 PM
Am I the last aussie to get hers??

Mine turned up today... absolutely beautiful cards from everyone in both my groups

Great swap host Carole... I'm off to leave itraders


06-13-2008, 09:46 PM
wonderful kimono cards received from goatgoddess, Paper Fairys & doodlebug = love them all. thanks also to Carole for hosting a great swap

Carole Cadek
06-13-2008, 11:42 PM
Thank you all once again for playing, since every one has received their cards, this swap will now be archived. :cool: