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Joss
03-01-2012, 07:26 AM
OUT OF AFRICA SWAP 3 (People, not animals)

Swap Due Date: May 16
Sign Up / withdraw Date ĖNone but let me know
Number of ATCs - 3/3
Number of Players - 20
Medium: HD/HP (I donít mind some collage on the card, but keep it simple, no stickers)
(FULL- YAHOO- THANKS FOR PLAYING, WILL START A WAITING LIST!)


My First two 'Out Of Africa' swaps were so popular and successful,so let's do it again! I know you love my African cards, so come and join me and make some of your own.

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95167
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Now for the boring but important bits:

All cards must be 2.5" x 3.5" and your best work only.

If you have to drop out, I totally understand, but please let me know. No cards and no communication will result in a neutral iTrader.

Each card should be sent in itís own plastic sleeve.

Please include username and real name on the back of your cards, so we can leave Rep Points for you.

Iíll provide the envelopes. Please send a LARGE address label with your name and address CLEARLY typed or written on.

I will pay for the first 5 players, the others, please include $1-$2, but if you cannot, donít let this stop you playing.

An extra host card would be most aprreciated, but is not obligatory.

It would be great if you posted your cards to the thread to inspire us.

Please post to the thread when you mailed off your cards so I can watch out for them.

Please send me a PM if you need my address. It has changed since December 2010.

Joss http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=4322 (Cards in London...LOL)
1. Jean http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=191 (cards in London...thanks)
2. KittyNL http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=8556 (cards in London...thanks)
3. mariloupatch http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=11853 (cards in London...thanks)
4. ceejay http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=3074 (cards in London...thanks)
5. mzspurslasso http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=5316 (cards in London...thanks)
6. meredithu http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=13200 (cards in London...thanks)
7. jaw http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=2964 (cards in London...thanks)
8. locatray http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=13201 (cards in London....thanks)
9. CherylS http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=7179 (cards in London...thanks)
10. Pauline http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=3813 (withdrew...thanks for letting me know)
10. Nancy http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=1854 (cards in London...thanks)
11. jo.on.the.go http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=3936 (cards in London...thanks)
12. BayBird http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=7864 (withdrew...thanks for letting me know)
13. Evalila http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=2901 (cards in London...thanks)
14. Ibus http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=925 (cards in London...thanks)
15. spineofafish http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=3597
16. Aime http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=3867 (withdrew...thanks for letting me know)
17. monarch http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=201 (cards in London...thanks)
18. art_junkie http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=18409 (cards in London...thanks)
19. Picky Pie http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=17730 (cards in London...thanks)
20. paintmanycolors http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=6569 (withdrew...thanks for letting me know)
21. sarat http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=4435 (cards in London...thanks)

Waiting List:
1. Cecileb http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=7252

Joss
03-01-2012, 03:25 PM
Think of colour, lots of colour, and you will have the image of Africa in your mind's eye.

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Jean
03-01-2012, 08:18 PM
Ah, I will play! (You knew I would!)

monarch
03-01-2012, 09:13 PM
Ohhhhhhh I wish could draw.......... I have some neat fabric of this theme...............I had a African Swap sometime back and I got some really awesome cards..............Have fun and I'm anxious to see the cards that get posted.........................

KittyNL
03-02-2012, 03:56 AM
Joss, I will play!

marilou
03-02-2012, 05:43 AM
Ok Joss, thanks for the invite, I will give it a try.
Hope I can finish them in time .

Joss
03-02-2012, 06:50 AM
Yay Jean and Kitty, welcome both of you. Yay Marilou, I bet you will enjoy doing these- you can always bring them with you to London and give them to me personally. LOL.

Monarch, I dare you to give it a try,use your fabric,let your mind go wild, go on try!

ceejay
03-02-2012, 07:09 AM
okay ... count me in.

mzspurslasso
03-02-2012, 09:22 AM
Yay!!!!!!!! Please sign me up!

meredithu
03-02-2012, 09:36 AM
I'll join this one too! I think I could come up with something good!

Joss
03-02-2012, 11:40 AM
Yippee, the two 'emms' are playing. Welcome mzspurs and meredithu!

jaw
03-02-2012, 12:11 PM
I adore your African art Jossy ... so ... I'm jumpin' in!
With both feet and my eyes closed! Plugged my nose and PLUNGED! I can do this!!!

Joss
03-02-2012, 12:13 PM
Yes, you can, you can, welcome jaw.

locatray
03-02-2012, 03:18 PM
I would love to play.
:)

Joss
03-02-2012, 03:32 PM
Happy dance, welcome locatray.

CherylS
03-02-2012, 05:47 PM
Sign me up!

Joss
03-02-2012, 07:17 PM
Yippee, happy to have you with us CherylS.

Pauline
03-02-2012, 07:21 PM
Joss, here is your Aussie mate wanting to sign up.

Nancy
03-02-2012, 11:02 PM
OK, Now this is really a stretch for me......but I am going to actually try to paint some! Sign me up Jossie!

Joss
03-03-2012, 07:06 AM
G'day my Aussie mate, and welcome Pauline.
That is wonderful news Nancy. Welcome!

jo.on.the.go
03-03-2012, 10:10 AM
Please add me...there's an African trip in my future!

Joss
03-03-2012, 10:42 AM
Yahoo, Jojo's in da house! Welcome.

Evalila
03-03-2012, 11:56 AM
Thanks for the invite! Iīd love to play!

Joss
03-03-2012, 01:02 PM
Welcome BayBird and Evalila, glad you are both playing.

Ibus
03-03-2012, 01:22 PM
:arghh: HD/HP!!!! and :arghh: cos I was going to do this with Chunky pages, once my finances recover! ;)

Sign me up please, I've still got UK stamps, so can post them off, it's that bad here, that I have to choose between postage or bread. :sad:

Joss
03-03-2012, 02:05 PM
Yipppee Elizabeth, so glad to see you here- green glue and all! Welcome! Who needs bread, when there's art!

Ibus
03-03-2012, 02:07 PM
I still have a couple of books of UK stamps, so I'm OK for local swops. Can't do international at all for now.:sad:

spineofafish
03-03-2012, 11:55 PM
I think I did this swap two years ago and really liked the cards I created and received, so if you have a space for me, please sign me on. Thanks!

Joss
03-04-2012, 08:20 AM
Yay! Welcome again spineofafish!

Aime
03-04-2012, 11:32 AM
Sign me up please!

Joss
03-04-2012, 12:48 PM
Am thrilled to sign you up, welcome Aime.

monarch
03-05-2012, 09:45 AM
joss.....please sign me up........I am going to give this a try:D:D

Joss
03-05-2012, 10:33 AM
That is good news monarch. Welcome.

marilou
03-05-2012, 11:21 AM
Joss, my first try...mmmm not sure.
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Joss
03-05-2012, 02:15 PM
Looking good Marilou, keep at it. Bring out the colours more- vibrant and bright and warm to contrast against the black /brown of their skins, and to represent the flair of Africa- it's all about the visual.

marilou
03-05-2012, 02:44 PM
and another one95494

Joss
03-05-2012, 04:41 PM
Both very cute M.

art_junkie
03-05-2012, 10:06 PM
Oh Joss have ya got room for one more? thanks!

Joss
03-06-2012, 11:13 AM
Yes, for sure aj. Welcome!

marilou
03-06-2012, 11:27 AM
I made 4 more cards, will have to make a selection.

Joss
03-06-2012, 01:45 PM
I bet they are great. Can't wait to see them.

marilou
03-06-2012, 03:00 PM
In doubt....putting them in the thread, or can you wait till April 12th?????

Joss
03-06-2012, 03:10 PM
No rush at all. Wait till April 12th or I will pm you my email addie. Bet they are great!

marilou
03-07-2012, 08:58 AM
What about those? Not finished yet :cool:
9560695607956089560995610

jo.on.the.go
03-07-2012, 09:41 AM
Maasai Man
Maasai Woman
Young Maasai Woman
Samburu Boy

monarch
03-07-2012, 11:06 AM
I love love your guys cards!!! Outstanding!!!!!

Joss
03-07-2012, 03:36 PM
Oooh Marilou, they are great- specially the first one, choose that one haha.
Jojo -fantabulous cards- way to go. Thanks so much for playing both of you gals.

Yahoo, Picky Pie- they are quite alluring I know. Welcome!

marilou
03-07-2012, 03:46 PM
OK Joss, she is one of the 4!

Suze
03-09-2012, 02:33 PM
OOO, ooooh, yes, I would like to play , please? ((and I'm LOVING Jo's cards ; )

monarch
03-09-2012, 03:33 PM
glad to see you playing suze!!!

Joss
03-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Yes, big welcome Suze -Yahoo.

We are now FULL> Waiting list will be started. Thanks for joining everyone.

Suze
03-10-2012, 01:38 AM
I got one done! this is a milestone for me, swaps not due til May and I've got one done already? (better check my temperature:) )

Maasai Girl

Suze
03-10-2012, 01:40 AM
whoops, here she is..

monarch
03-10-2012, 03:09 AM
awesome awesome card!!! I love it!!!

marilou
03-10-2012, 03:23 AM
wow lovely card! This swap will have lovely returns, and difficult for Joss to send this awesome cards to all of us :spinny:

Joss
03-10-2012, 06:38 AM
You are right Marilou, this card IS awesome Suze. This is what I love about hosting swaps- seeing so many different styles all on the same theme. I AM going to find it very hard to part with ALL the African cards. Eeeeeek and yippeeee all at once!

sarat
03-10-2012, 03:37 PM
Joss--Thanks for the heads up.
How did I miss this?

Please put me on the waiting list.

Joss
03-10-2012, 07:19 PM
I know, I know Sara. You are now first on my waiting list!

locatray
03-11-2012, 01:28 AM
I dropped back in to check on sign-ups and you're FULL. Awesome, Joss! What a great line-up of artists. I am excited for this swap!!!

Joss
03-11-2012, 06:09 AM
I completely and utterly agree with you loca- can't wait to see the cards.

art_junkie
03-11-2012, 08:21 PM
Prototype cardhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=289783

art_junkie
03-11-2012, 08:31 PM
my cards are done! I did women and masks

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=289825

marilou
03-12-2012, 08:50 AM
wow Ruth beautiful cards, can I have the 2 women pleassssse????
They are wonderful!

Joss
03-12-2012, 10:53 AM
WOW they are Fantabulous! Love them all. Can't wait to see them! Happy Dance!

art_junkie
03-12-2012, 12:32 PM
I was really tempted to make the cards have a mishap and keep them for myself.

Joss
03-12-2012, 01:30 PM
Oh no you don't! I would've come over to your house with the ATC police to get them!!

art_junkie
03-12-2012, 02:05 PM
A happy dancing Englishmen with a Bobby entourage. How lucky can a gal get?

Joss
03-12-2012, 02:29 PM
I forgot to mention that the Bobby was going to leave me there for a month so we could make art!!!

Joss
03-12-2012, 02:49 PM
Jojo's cards arrived today and they are all fantastico! Thanks for playing sis!

art_junkie
03-12-2012, 03:03 PM
Sure. Wanna make dolls?

http://sumnerdene.com/image.php?artID=691

Dancing not permitted, the neighbors call HazMat.

locatray
03-12-2012, 03:35 PM
Joss- I mailed these cards to you this morning. I loved this theme. I hope you enjoy them.

Joss
03-13-2012, 11:39 AM
Love what you've done loca, can't wait to see them. THANKS!

Yes, yes, let's make African dollies! Go on, do a swap art_j.

Joss
03-13-2012, 11:45 AM
Pauline has withdrawn (thanks for letting me know P, I completely understand)...so am going to pm sarat to see if she wants IN. Come on Sara, say 'YES'!

Jean
03-13-2012, 11:47 AM
Years ago, and I mean MANY years ago, I made wrap dollies I sold at craft shows. I enjoyed making them, but they sure didn't look like that link! ;) Her work is amazing!

sarat
03-13-2012, 12:07 PM
I'm dancing my happy dance cuz I'm in!

Joss
03-13-2012, 12:13 PM
Yahoo, me too, welcome Sara (happy dance) friend.

marilou
03-14-2012, 04:41 AM
What a lovely family!!!

art_junkie
03-14-2012, 09:56 AM
Nice family PickyPie.

Joss
03-14-2012, 10:57 AM
Yes I agree thrice over- they are tanfastic PP. Thanks so much for playing. More happy dancing!

jaw
03-14-2012, 01:45 PM
I am uploading a bunch to my gallery that I did yesterday (in my tea with lemon and whiskey haze) I'll pick a few and send them on ... but I am willing to take criticism and advice ... do they need more ?? Most are on watercolor paper with watercolors and then touched up with gel pens and sharpie paint pens...

footnote: Handsome Husband LOVED them and wants me to do some for his co-worker's husband who is from Africa... but I am still unsure ... :cute:

Joss
03-14-2012, 02:48 PM
I agree with HH, they are terrific- well done you. Don't need anything more (in my opinion). Yahooo, this swap just keeps getting betterer and betterer!

Jean
03-15-2012, 05:14 PM
I think they look great, too! What super art this swap is attracting!

meredithu
03-15-2012, 08:37 PM
:arghh:
Okay, had two cards drawn up and got home,after going to get medicine for my hubby, and my 3 yr old ERASED my cards. AGGGGGG. So hopefully the second time around they are better???
Those two were practice...practice, practice practice.

Those wee one's in our lives- we LOVE them, NO matter what.

jaw
03-16-2012, 01:01 AM
thanks guys!! I have sent off four ... made the others available ... and then .... (addictive personality emerges) I keep making more! LOL

art_junkie
03-16-2012, 11:30 AM
re erased cards & 3 year olds. I once worked for a man who had a 100K check in his brief case that his 3 year old removed and colored on. Then she threw it away....

Joss
03-16-2012, 11:38 AM
Oh NO Meredith, that is just so typical, isn't it? Gotta love them though!
All my 3 year old used to do was scribble on the walls! He is 41 now!!

sarat
03-16-2012, 12:32 PM
Grandmother, Auntie, Sister, Mother

Great images. Gotta get going on mine. Thanks for the inspiration :yes:

KittyNL
03-17-2012, 10:42 AM
My cards are ready to mail!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Out_of_Africa_swap.jpg

locatray
03-17-2012, 10:52 AM
KittyNL- I LOVE the bottom right one. <Winks at Joss!!>

Joss
03-17-2012, 12:54 PM
Oooh Kitty, they are all fantabulous. Ha ha Laura, got the wink wink...

marilou
03-17-2012, 01:10 PM
Wonderful cards, all of them. Impossible to choose, I want them all LOL
Jos, the envelope is ready, but will not be in the mail.

jaw
03-18-2012, 04:13 AM
oops ... forgot to drop the envelope in the mail ... still on the seat of the car. Will drop it off tomorrow! duh!

Joss
03-18-2012, 05:59 AM
Or you could hop on a plane and bring them to me Julie! LOL.

art_junkie
03-18-2012, 10:24 AM
Oh my gosh what a bunch of lovely cards. Maybe you should make it 4:4 or 5:5, becaseu I want them all...

pssst.... when in out of Africa IV???

Jean
03-18-2012, 12:57 PM
Here are my cards, though I plan to make more...they were photographed at night so the lighting is wonky, sorry....there is no yellowish cast to the actual cards, which are bright and clear. Ooops! Ignore that bowl of sunflowers - that's for the sunflower swap!!! lololol

Jean
03-18-2012, 01:00 PM
This is the missing one, lol.

marilou
03-19-2012, 08:09 AM
Wow Jean fabulous cards, Joss..did you take note? LOL

Joss
03-19-2012, 11:06 AM
Wow Jean- I love them- specially the 'missing card'. You did great stuff. Thanks for playing.

Joss
03-19-2012, 11:08 AM
Cards arrived today from art_junkie and they are every bit as fantastic IRL as they are on this thread. WOWSERS Ruth, thanks sooo much for playing in my swap. Think I'll just keep them all LOL.

Jean
03-19-2012, 12:55 PM
That's tempting, isn't it, especially esp when a swap generates as much fabulous art as this one!

Joss, my friend, let me help you. Send all the cards to me, for safekeeping, of course! ;)

Joss
03-19-2012, 02:59 PM
I'll tell you what we'll do Jean- you keep them for 6 months and I keep them for 6 months. That seems only fair! LOL

Jean
03-19-2012, 06:24 PM
LOL A traveling exhibit! ;)

sarat
03-20-2012, 11:18 PM
A bolt of creative juices struck me. Here are 2 cards done so far. Great fun:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_Magical_powers.jpgmagical powers--Watercolors

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_Home.jpgHome--Watercolors

Joss
03-21-2012, 11:11 AM
Oooh sarat, luverly, luverly! Keep those creative juices flowing!

KittyNL's colourful amazing cards arrived in London today. Thanks so much for playing.

art_junkie
03-21-2012, 05:51 PM
I saw the "Home" card in the gallery. Really neat interpretation for the swap.

sarat
03-21-2012, 06:31 PM
I saw the "Home" card in the gallery. Really neat interpretation for the swap.


Thanks:wideeyed:

sarat
03-21-2012, 11:21 PM
Dear Joss--I have had such fun and what intensity.

Here are the finished 4. All ready to mail tomorrow--

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_Good_friends.jpg Good friends: Watercolors

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_Ceremonial_Mask_Dance.jpgCeremonial Mask Dance: Watercolors

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_Magical_powers.jpgMagical Powers: Watercolors

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_Home.jpg Home: Watercolors

Joss
03-22-2012, 10:59 AM
This is what I mean...fun and intensity in equal measures. LOVE them Sara. Thanks for playing.

Joss
03-23-2012, 01:02 PM
Aaaw Julie, your adorable 'little African ladies' arrived, and I love them. Thanks so much for playing.

CherylS
03-25-2012, 08:09 AM
I've done my Africans. I've never traveled there or done African art before so I hope they're OK. The palette is quite different from my usual New Englandy colors.
These are pastel and charcoal over a watercolor underpainting.

Joss
03-25-2012, 08:55 AM
Oh Cheryl, they are superb. What a star you are. Thanks for playing.

Evalila
03-27-2012, 06:50 AM
Just finished my cards. Iīll let you know when they start their journey:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_OutOfAfrica004.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_OutOfAfrica004.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_OutOfAfrica003.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_OutOfAfrica003.jpg)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_OutOfAfrica002.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_OutOfAfrica002.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_OutOfAfrica001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_OutOfAfrica001.jpg)

Joss
03-27-2012, 11:32 AM
Evie they are just perfect for this swap. Thanks sooo much for playing.

Ibus
03-28-2012, 03:02 PM
I sat down today to do my cards. Best laid plans of mice and men gang aft aglay .... I now have two chunkies and two backgrounds for chunkies. :wideeyed:

Joss
03-28-2012, 03:43 PM
That's funny Ibis, you'll get there soon. Ha ha.

Ibus
03-29-2012, 06:32 AM
Did better today, will post photos later. They'll go in the mail this afternoon :)

Ibus
03-29-2012, 07:21 AM
I can't draw people! :no:
97345 97346 97347 97348

sarat
03-29-2012, 11:35 AM
Very nice, Ibus. Love the woman and child and the person in boat.

Joss
03-29-2012, 12:40 PM
I think your people are great Ibis.

Lovely cards arrived from CherylS today. Thanks for playing in my swap S.

Joss
03-30-2012, 12:44 PM
And they're here Ibis. Thanks neighbour, and they are fabulous. Thanks for the hostie card too.

ceejay
03-31-2012, 06:24 PM
Hey, girl ... my cards went postal yesterday.

Joss
04-01-2012, 11:55 AM
Beeootiful, thanks Ceejay!

Joss
04-01-2012, 05:08 PM
I can't wait to see them IRL. They look so fabulous. Thanks PP.

Evalila
04-02-2012, 02:44 AM
My cards went in the mail this morning :)

Joss
04-02-2012, 05:03 AM
Yahoo and I can't wait to see yours IRL too Evie.

monarch
04-04-2012, 12:08 PM
Here is one of mine that I finally got done....I sure hope it is alright...........................

Cecileb
04-04-2012, 12:36 PM
Please can you put me on the waiting list?

Joss
04-04-2012, 01:25 PM
It's more than alright monarch. Very cute. Cecileb you are now on the waiting list.

Joss
04-04-2012, 02:14 PM
Fabulous cards arrived today from Evalila and sarat. Thanks for playing gals.

jo.on.the.go
04-05-2012, 11:25 AM
I am seeing some nice cards here. You guys are getting me all excited. Jo.on.the.go is now planning on going an an African safari this coming fall, and I just found out we will be spending time in a Maasai village!

monarch
04-05-2012, 11:26 AM
You lucky gal!!!!! What an experience!!!

Jean
04-05-2012, 02:09 PM
Lucky Jo! My face is red,y'all. I just realized that my atc box, which I thought had the flowers for the flower swap, ALSO had these and my sunflowers in it!! I'm getting them out today. I think I have time for this swap...unless the PO absolutely curls up in the corner and goes to sleep for a week or two, lol.

Joss
04-05-2012, 06:10 PM
What an amazing time you are going to have Jojo, and I think you will love the Maasai people.
Jean, of course you have time.

monarch
04-06-2012, 10:25 AM
Couldn't sleep last night, so I work on my African cards......I hope they are alright.... I did have fun making them!! I will have to mail them out this coming week....I will let you know when I do joss.............................

Jean
04-06-2012, 12:28 PM
Carol, KUDOS! They're great! Love the basket ladies!

Joss
04-06-2012, 05:20 PM
They are so cute Carol. This swap is producing some fun little characters, but all have that essence of Africa. Thanks so much for playing.

marilou
04-09-2012, 08:33 AM
Cards will be in the mail tomorrow Joss!

Joss
04-09-2012, 08:59 AM
Thanks Marilou, hope you are feeling okay today.

Joss
04-10-2012, 03:53 PM
Two sets arrived today, from Nancy and Picky Pie. They are all fantastic, and both sets sing with an African 'vibe'. Thanks for playing gals.

meredithu
04-10-2012, 05:16 PM
Here are three done and one extra in the works...then off to my Einstein cards- I am double booked with Joss swaps!!

Joss
04-10-2012, 06:11 PM
Oh Meredith, I love them all. Yay I know you are in both my swaps -happy dance.

I must get on to my swaps too, sooon. I keep putting them off as I signed up for so many. Yikes!

meredithu
04-10-2012, 06:48 PM
Thanks!! I felt out of my element on these, but really I love them now that I am nearing the end!

Joss
04-13-2012, 09:54 AM
Marvellous set arrived from mariloupatch today. Love them all Marilou. Thanks.

Joss
04-17-2012, 10:45 AM
So lucky today- got two sets in the post from Jean and meredithu. I love all the cards, both sets are unique and totally 'African'. Thanks so much for playing in my swap.

sarat
04-17-2012, 12:05 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=98350&d=1334092582

Love the girl playing drum. Makes me want to dance around:)

meredithu
04-17-2012, 12:32 PM
Thanks!!

Joss
04-17-2012, 05:02 PM
She is truly fantastic! I love the masks too. Way to go Meredith.

monarch
04-18-2012, 09:26 PM
My cards are being mailed tomorrow.......................

Joss
04-19-2012, 10:59 AM
Yippeee thanks monarch- hope you feeling well these days.

mzspurslasso
04-21-2012, 12:38 PM
Cards left Texas this morning. :)

Joss
04-21-2012, 05:35 PM
And I just KNOW they will be fab! Thanks so much mzspurs.

Suze
04-24-2012, 10:30 AM
Yikes!! I've only got one done and one sketched out, I better get this old a__ in gear. (I keep forgetting you live over the water, feels like you live next door sometimes, hmmm, and I wondered why you never visited. :huh::yes::skeptical::laugh:

Joss
04-24-2012, 10:32 AM
I DO live next door- in your head and heart LOL.
Yikes, I better get started too, and I think I should send a quick reminder to those I haven't received as time is sure tick tocking by.

Joss
04-25-2012, 03:39 PM
Yippee, cards arrived today from monarch. They are great Carol, thanks for playing.

Joss
04-26-2012, 09:52 AM
And more cards today- from mzspurslasso. They are also fab! Thanks for playing.

ceejay
04-29-2012, 08:44 AM
Any sign of my cards yet ?

Joss
04-30-2012, 10:48 AM
Not yet- will pm you now Ceejay.

ceejay
04-30-2012, 05:03 PM
Hey, Joss ... I'm really getting used to being retired ! After discussion with you (PM) it was learned that my cards (Post #127 - which images I have removed) were inadvertently mailed to an incorrect address. As result ... I had the time to do four more cards and they left my house in my postman's hands, just now. (I got lucky, my hubby left me home alone ... had I been working, I could never have made this happen). Here are my new cards, we're all hoping they will land at the correct address b-4 the due date.

CherylS
05-01-2012, 07:53 PM
I love the sleeping child!

ceejay
05-01-2012, 08:46 PM
Thank you, Cheryl.

Joss
05-02-2012, 11:53 AM
And a BIG thanks to you Carol for doing them again- I had my post redirected for a whole year, but that was finished about 4 months ago. I KNOW yours will arrive in time, YAY and I love them too.
Retired? (stamps her feet), I want to retire too...hubby says 'NO! We can't yet!' At this rate I will still be teaching when I am old and grey! Oh SH...T.... I AM old and grey!!! LOL

Joss
05-03-2012, 11:06 AM
Here are my three cards. (Almost made four forgetting I AM the host in this one).LOL

Joss
05-04-2012, 03:02 PM
Thanks for letting me know BayBird. I appreciate it.

Yahoooo ceejay's cards arrived in London today and they are wonderful. So glad you played (twice). LOL

Suze
05-05-2012, 12:14 AM
oh Joss, I'm not gonna make the deadline. my apologies to one of my fav artist/type peoples that live soooo far away (thats you):huh::(

Joss
05-05-2012, 07:04 AM
Aaaw POO! I am so sorry too, but I totally understand. thanks for letting me know Suze girl. Get well you hear.

marilou
05-06-2012, 08:06 AM
Here are my three cards. (Almost made four forgetting I AM the host in this one).LOL
Hi Joss, a 4th card is never wasted:notworthy: Love your African cards sooooooo much.

mzspurslasso
05-06-2012, 03:04 PM
Here are my three cards. (Almost made four forgetting I AM the host in this one).LOL

Love them all!

art_junkie
05-09-2012, 11:23 AM
I love all the variety of cards posted.

Joss- delivery to you mailbox is frustratingly S-L-O-W

Joss
05-09-2012, 11:46 AM
I agree totally a_j. Grrrrr!

CherylS
05-09-2012, 05:24 PM
It's suprisingly fast from the East coast.

Joss
05-15-2012, 09:28 AM
Tomorrow is the final day of this great swap. Thanks so much for playing everyone, and hope you will love your returns.

meredithu
05-15-2012, 02:15 PM
Excitement Excitement!!

Joss
05-16-2012, 11:20 AM
The day has finally arrived! And I will be sorting out and sending the returns for this wonderful swap very very soon. Thanks for playing everyone.

Ibus
05-16-2012, 04:17 PM
Oh goody, art in the post! :jiggy:

Joss
05-18-2012, 04:47 PM
Just spent an enjoyable few hours sorting and sharing all these cards, love seeing them again and again. All will be posted tomorrow- so look our for your posties!

ceejay
05-18-2012, 04:53 PM
Yippee ... my mailman loves it when I sit on the porch, with my iced tea, just waiting for him ! Off to make some tea. LOL

Joss
05-19-2012, 05:05 AM
Ha ha won't he be surprised when you are still on that porch in three weeks time and the tea's gone cold! Hope it doesn't take that long to get there. LOL

Ibus
05-21-2012, 12:05 PM
Nothing today :sad:

Ibus
05-24-2012, 08:06 PM
Mine arrived today as well :jiggy: (Don't know why it takes the same length of time to get from London to Glasgow, as it does to the far side of the States though! :wideeyed: )

Many thanks to Joss for a fabulous swop and for the card and to Evalila and Monarch for their gorgeous cards :)

Jean
05-25-2012, 02:55 PM
Many thanks to gracious hostess Jossie for this fun swap as well as to friends Meridithu (Wave), Art-junkie (African Mask), and jaw (blue/green robes) for wonderful art cards!!

jo.on.the.go
05-25-2012, 06:43 PM
My cards arrived today...great swap Joss. Your African enthusiasm is catching. And thanks to these artists - a great collection of cards received from KittyNL, mariloupatch and locatray.

Joss
05-25-2012, 08:00 PM
So glad they are arriving now, I sent them in two batches Ibus, that's why they seem to have got to you at the same time LOL.

meredithu
05-25-2012, 10:13 PM
Waiting, ever so patiently on mine! Thanks you guys for the "rocks" !!!! I love hearing from ppl when they get my art. :wubclub:

locatray
05-25-2012, 10:57 PM
Loved this swap theme! My returns are beautiful. Many thanks to jo.on.the.go, mzpurslasso, and Ibus. Off to leave you rock point now...

jaw
05-26-2012, 01:05 AM
oooooooh I got my wonderful tribe today!!!!
Thank you monarch, ibus, and locatray!!!
Joss ~ this swap was fantastic! The returns amazing! and my muse ... re-energized!!

CherylS
05-26-2012, 05:59 PM
I got my African art today. Thanks to CeeJay, Jean, and sarat for the lovely artwork and Joss for another great swap.

marilou
05-27-2012, 01:26 AM
Joss, the wonderful cards arrived this week, from jo-on-the-go, nancy and kittynl
Thank you for hosting and made me go beyond my comfort zone.

Joss
05-27-2012, 10:33 AM
I am so glad that there will be a 'touch' of Africa in all your homes.

sarat
05-27-2012, 01:41 PM
Joss--Great swap.

Wonderful art from CherylS, Ceejay and Jean

Evalila
05-28-2012, 12:59 PM
Received wonderful cards from CherylS, monarch and mzspurslasso. Thanks to you and to our fab hostess :notworthy:

mzspurslasso
05-30-2012, 10:05 AM
Beautiful art arrived from Jean, monarch, and locatray...thank you all!! And a big squishy hug for our fabulous host...Joss! Her swaps are always divine. Love them all. :)

Joss
05-30-2012, 01:21 PM
Aaw you are all so complimentary! Big hugs to all.