View Full Version : Send In The Clowns - Due March 31

02-25-2012, 02:13 PM
Swap Due: March 31, 2012
Sign Up Date: February 25, 2012
Withdrawal Date: March 15, 2012
Number of Cards: 3:3
Number of Participants: 30
Medium: Hand drawn (graphite, ink, markers, paint, pastel, color pencil, charcoal, and chalk)
Guidelines: The cards are the standard ATC measurement of 2.5 x 3.5 with a sturdy backing. The card cannot be flimsier then cardstock. If created on paper of any sort please have a backing glued securely. all cards must be protected with a plastic sleeve. Though embellishments enhance the card greatly, please keep them as flat as possible so not detour the transit of the cards in the mailing process.

Mailing Instructions:
International Participants please send a concealed U.S. dollar and a completed address label with your cards. I will provide the envelope.
U.S. Participants please send a SASE with your cards for your returns.


The Cards: Clowns can be the least appreciated act in the circus. For the most part they serve as entertainment relief while all of the other acts change clothes; however, for many it is the whole reason for going. The antics, the make up, how many can fit in that tiny car, and even the fake water thrown from the bucket and into the audience. Do they still do that? Though one thinks of the circus when a clown is mentioned, we cannot forget the marrionettes, the mimes, and characters played by Red Skelton, Charlie Chaplin, and Buster Keaton. Have fun!

Participants: Cards Received
0. lenoralb
1. louisezee
2. lea67000
3. HiddenTreasure 2010
4. Onaki
5. Kalimara
6. Mikesatc
7. Essy
8. Starshine

02-26-2012, 02:43 AM
oh ... this looks like fun, but I must Lurk :mask: for now!

02-27-2012, 09:28 AM
Thank you for joining... you are in. I have added you to the list. :D

02-27-2012, 09:49 AM
Great theme, I'll give it a try!

02-27-2012, 10:12 AM
Where was this thread hiding?... I would love to try to make it...on time. Cut off time is March 15th so I should be able to pull it off and still have time to withdaw If need be. I'll start today. My family was always involved with the parades in town. So, In my 20s I started to be a clown. Then the year arrived where the parents didn't want to give the kids all that candy. So I became a gorilla, a real lifelike costume. The grocery stores in the town donated baskets of bananas to give out. One of the Best times of my life..

02-27-2012, 12:13 PM
I'm going to lurk...don't have any american cash yet...

02-27-2012, 02:20 PM
I have something like $1.50 is US postage I guess this works too.

02-28-2012, 08:40 AM
Ooh, glad to have you all. No need to send anymore then a dollar unless you have postage that the US will accept. I call myself making it easy for International players. Tell me if you have done different with any other swaps and we will see what we can do.

I hope the lurkers will change their minds! lea67000 and HiddenTreasure2010 you are on the list. Thanks for joining! :D

02-29-2012, 12:02 AM
Add me to the list! :D

02-29-2012, 12:08 AM
What took you so long Onaki? I was waiting. :)

02-29-2012, 01:12 AM
I usually don't look for swaps unless someone sends me a link :laugh:
But I'm here now~ better late than never!

02-29-2012, 11:52 PM
Can I join please?

03-01-2012, 10:09 AM
I would be pleased to add you to the list, Kalimara. Oh and welcome to AFA. :D

03-01-2012, 11:36 AM
Thanks Lenoaroalb :)

03-02-2012, 01:08 AM
My cards are done, sometime I don't understand well,
so if i make mistake with the theme,
Let me know please

03-02-2012, 05:15 AM
Here are my cards:


03-02-2012, 08:13 AM
So nice Kailmara. So detailed and colorful. Wow, lea67000, you finished your cards too :shocked:? I have to post mine. I thought I was giving everyone else sometime, but if you can so can I. :yes:

03-02-2012, 10:11 AM
I posted my cards at the intro. I am thinking about doing three more. That was fun! :D

03-03-2012, 11:49 AM
Thanks louisezee. :cute:

03-05-2012, 07:22 PM
can i join

03-06-2012, 07:56 AM
Of course Mike, I was wondering about where you were anyway. :D

03-06-2012, 06:41 PM
my send in the clowns atcs.. plus one for the hostess

the girl clown is for Lenoralb

03-06-2012, 09:48 PM
Can I still join this swap?

03-06-2012, 11:17 PM
Aww,:wubclub: Mikesatc made me a girl clown? You didn't have to do that! :yes: [so happy]
Thank you :D

03-06-2012, 11:18 PM
Yes Essy. I will put you on the list. Glad to have you. :yes:

03-07-2012, 03:31 AM
Thank you! :)

03-11-2012, 11:09 PM
Yes you may, I will send you a PM. Check you inbox. :)

03-13-2012, 10:46 PM
Boo Hoo Hoo - How did I not know about a Clown swap!?!? :wideeyed:

Wish I had time to make something and join. But I guess I can lurk and drool!!!

03-14-2012, 06:27 PM
I have finished my Clown Cards :)...May I have your address...I have sent you a PM :)

03-15-2012, 09:48 AM
Thought I would share some pics of the cards I sent.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Send_In_the_Clowns_Swap_Stretch.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Send_In_the_Clowns_Swap_Sad_Clown.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Send_In_the_Clowns_Swap_Marty.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Send_In_the_Clowns_Swap_Bubbles.jpg//

03-15-2012, 11:27 AM
Aw...really?:wubclub: You still have 2 weeks Hot Mama Rama! :yes:

03-17-2012, 09:19 AM
My cards were dropped off at the post office this morning! :)
So you should get them in a few days.~

03-17-2012, 11:36 AM
Oh my!:shocked: I expected spectacular Onaki, you did not disappoint. I will be looking forward to seeing them in person. :yes:

03-21-2012, 01:20 AM
Did you get my cards yet? It's been a while I mailed them...

03-23-2012, 03:16 PM
Have you received my cards yet? I sent them at least a week ago, if not longer.

03-23-2012, 08:52 PM
All of the cards are in.:yes: I have them spread out on my dining room table.:wideeyed: I have had them there since last night. Sooooo....:wubclub:I have to swap them out hmmm?:mask:

Oh BTW, just for you, the special effort you have made to mail your very best to your colleagues, will not go unrewarded. Thank you again for joining and showing such nice work. :)

03-23-2012, 08:55 PM
:) :yes: :spinny:

03-24-2012, 12:54 AM
Wonderful! I'm so happy they arrived :) Thank you Lenora for hosting this swap!! :)

03-24-2012, 05:59 PM
this sounds like so much fun, may i join please? and please go ahead and pm your address so i can send my cards out monday!

03-28-2012, 01:55 AM
Sure can Starshine... :yes:I will add you to the list and PM my address to you. Thanks for joining! :D

04-06-2012, 06:17 PM
My Clown cards have arrived!Thank you Kalimara, louisezee, ONAKI, and a special thanks to lenora! :) Going to leave rep and you rock points now.

04-11-2012, 08:32 AM
Fabulous returns received today!

04-13-2012, 02:01 AM
Lenora fabulous hosting. Loved my returns. Many thanks to the very talented artists,Lenora, Essy, Mikesatc and Louisezee. Off to leave Itrader and rep points.Cheers

04-14-2012, 04:56 AM
Received amazing cards from louisezee, Kalimara, Mikesatc, and a special card from lenoralb!
Many thanks for allowing me to be a part of this great swap. Left itrader for hostess and reputation points for everyone else! <3