View Full Version : OUT OF AFRICA III ~ Due May 16th

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)

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.


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

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.


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

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.........................

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

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 .

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!

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

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

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

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

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!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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!

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:

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!

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

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

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

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

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

03-05-2012, 11:21 AM
Joss, my first try...mmmm not sure.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

03-07-2012, 09:41 AM
Maasai Man
Maasai Woman
Young Maasai Woman
Samburu Boy

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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!

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

Please put me on the waiting list.

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

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!!!

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

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

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


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

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

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

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!!

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

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!!!

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

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


Dancing not permitted, the neighbors call HazMat.

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

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.

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'!

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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!

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

03-15-2012, 08:37 PM
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.

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

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....

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!!

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

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

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


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

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

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.

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!

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

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???

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

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

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

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

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.

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! ;)

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

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

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


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.

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

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


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

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

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

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.

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

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)

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

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:

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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.............................

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

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.

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

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

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.

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!!

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!

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!

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

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.

04-17-2012, 12:05 PM

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

04-17-2012, 12:32 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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::(

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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

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

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

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 :)

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!!

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.

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.

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:

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...

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!!

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.

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.

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

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

Wonderful art from CherylS, Ceejay and Jean

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

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. :)

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