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03-13-2012, 02:36 PM
Welcome to the St Pat's ATART taking place from Thursday, March 15 (starting at 12:01am in the morning) through Monday March 19 (ending at midnight).

It will be an ATART so all art is welcome but since it's St Pat's weekend I thought it would be fun to have a challenge that every piece of art has something GREEN on it. It doesn't have to be a lot of green and it could be any shade of green but at least a little green - somewhere.


Thursday - Sharlene54
Friday - Sharlene54
Saturday - Mrubyjean
Sunday - Mrubyjean
Monday - Purplybunny

Cathy1 is co-hosting during the weekend days to cover the time zones on the other side of the world while those of us here are asleep.


I have a selection of prizes that will be awarded during the marathon. Here are the specifics:

As you know green is the theme and the idea is to have a little something green in everything you make during this marathon. Now if you happen to upload something that doesn't have any green in it - the green police are not going to come after you. We are going to keep this marathon FUN! However to qualify for the prizes only art with something green will be counted.

Regular Random Drawing
Each day from 12:01 am until 12 midnight that night the hosts will be will be keeping a list of everyone that uploads at least one piece of art that meets these 2 requirements:

1 Has green in it
2 Is available for trade

Your name will be entered once per day regardless of how much art you upload. You may only win one regular random drawing prize during the entire marathon.

Prizes include colored flower mini brads, epoxy frames, dimesional stickers and prizes will be assigned randomly.

Grand Prize Drawing

This prize package will be awarded to the person who uploads the most availble for trade art with green in it from 12:01am Monday morning through 12 midnight Monday night. The art does not need to be created from begining to end on Monday but it must be finished on Monday.

The last day of a marathon is usually the quietest and this way the person who stays strong until the end gets the prize.

This package includes a mini pad of double sided paper, coordinating dimensional stickers and coordinating paper ribbon.

Co-hosts are eligible for all prizes.

Here is a link to one of our past marathons that has complete instructions on how to upload photos to the thread.


Lurking is encouraged and please upload images of any art created this weekend even if it's not for trade.

HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY and have a great time playing in the marathon!

03-13-2012, 02:49 PM
See you there.

Wil Opio Oguta
03-13-2012, 02:50 PM
I will be there. Just got today a new collection of napkins and some of them have green clovers on them :-)

03-13-2012, 03:14 PM
I'm here and counting the days...hours...minutes......:wideeyed:<<<<even Smiley is green!!!

03-13-2012, 03:17 PM
I'll be working all weekend, but will get some backgrounds and layouts done now while I am home sick ... may be able to do a bit of art during the athon ..

03-13-2012, 03:48 PM
I hope you feel better Jaw!

Can't wait to see your clover napkins Wil!

03-13-2012, 04:14 PM
Bring it on like Donkey-kong!! :jiggy:

03-13-2012, 04:51 PM
woohoo! I'm around most of the weekend, and should have time to participate.

03-13-2012, 05:26 PM
I hope you feel better soon, Jaw and I hope you can join the marathon.

I have some background done and some ideas in my mind. I hope I don't have brain freeze. I already can't find things I want to use.

03-13-2012, 06:00 PM
Looking forward to this A-Thon!

03-13-2012, 07:30 PM
Reposting the link to the time zone map:


03-13-2012, 09:03 PM
I've been looking forward to this a thon so much. I hadn't been feeling well, saw Doc and he said that I have bronchitis....:sad:
on anitbiotics and other meds, hopefully will be feeling better by week end.
hey Jaw, hope you feel better soon too.

03-13-2012, 09:10 PM
I hope you two feel better soon!!!!

03-13-2012, 09:34 PM
When can we start posting? I put two in, but then I thought maybe I shouldn't have...?

03-13-2012, 10:10 PM
Hope you ladies are feeling well very soon. I know there has been a lot of stuff going around lately. I am trying to avoid it as much as possible!

03-13-2012, 11:01 PM
sure hope I get time to play

03-14-2012, 01:03 AM
I'm ready to play - just 6 hours to go for me :)

03-14-2012, 02:36 AM
I hope to visit here on weekend.

03-14-2012, 04:13 AM
Wow, only one night sleep....
I have my backgrounds ready, stay up early to have some pictures posted before noon,
as in the afternoon there is a big craft fair I can not miss:) Do my shopping now.
Saturday I will be away almost full day. We have a gathering with a few of my husbands co-students, they are all retired now, but with 2 and their hubbies we are
still good friends. Talking about long lasting friendship..almost 50 years!!!

03-14-2012, 04:31 AM
Making a comment so this thread shows - only 4 1/2 hours to go for me (better finish those commitments still outstanding:nah:)

03-14-2012, 10:23 AM
No one answered my question....!

Wil Opio Oguta
03-14-2012, 10:27 AM
The moment the athon starts, you can start posting to the thread and to the athon-gallery. I cannot say in which time zone you are, so I cannot say how long you still have to wait.

03-14-2012, 11:07 AM
Wil is right, Lilbad. As soon as it is 12:01 am in your time zone, you can begin to post and trade.

03-14-2012, 11:53 AM
Oops, I posted two already...my bad!

03-14-2012, 11:59 AM
No problem....it was just a "lil - bad". :twitcy:

OK....no more green beer for ME!!!!:wideeyed:

03-14-2012, 12:03 PM
Hey!! Where are all you Pacific people??? what's the hold-up??? You've been legit for three hours by now!!! Surely you're not sleeping!!!!:sleep:

N E E D E Y E C A N D Y............................................

03-14-2012, 01:05 PM
Copied from my opening post:

Welcome to the St Pat's ATART taking place from Thursday, March 15 (starting at 12:01am in the morning) through Monday March 19 (ending at midnight).

If I've done my math right the east coast is about 11 hours away right now.

03-14-2012, 01:20 PM
It's 6.20am on Thursday here in New Zealand so we have been 'legal' for some hours now. I got up early this morning to put some finishing touches to a couple of cards I did the backgrounds on the other day. I am going to upload them shortly.

Yes Minnikel - we were sleeping when you posted... LOL

03-14-2012, 01:42 PM
OK - here's my start of the AThON. These are all available.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_THE_KIWI.jpg Lite chunky 'THE KIWI'

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_BUTTERFLIES_IN_THE_TREES.jpg Lite Chunky 'BUTTERFLIES IN THE TREES'

I can add fibres if you would like. Just PM me.

I have some other chunkies in my gallery if you would like to look

03-14-2012, 01:47 PM
And two ATCs

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_TWO_BLACKBIRDS.jpg TWO BLACKBIRDS - TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_COLOURFUL_BIRD.jpg COLOURFUL BIRD

03-14-2012, 01:51 PM
No problem....it was just a "lil - bad". :twitcy:

OK....no more green beer for ME!!!!:wideeyed:

I'm annoyed you said that before I did. Clearly I need me some green beer so I can move faster. :wideeyed: (<-- Look it's a green smilie!)

I actually cleaned my table. When I say cleaned, I don't mean it is now neat, but I did forage through the piles, searching for bits of green and also some great postage stamps. (Didn't find those, but....I'm zen about not finding things. It just means they weren't meant to be used this time.) And then I actually took some stuff I don't think I'll use and put it away. I know. Very shocking behavior. No one else would notice the difference in the avalanche, but to me, it's quite impressive.

03-14-2012, 01:55 PM
Wonderful Cathy1 - a great start!

LOL Cynthia - I can relate.

03-14-2012, 01:59 PM
I'm thinking we should have a "I'm on Cold Medicine and Made Some Funky Art"-athon!!!!

03-14-2012, 02:03 PM
How about "I'm Medicated and Made Some Funky Art?" (Allowing for meds, other than cold medicine, that might inspire funkiness?)

Oh, and St. Patty's inspirations...look up The Muppets' rendition of Dannyboy on Youtube. I found it the other day...

03-14-2012, 02:34 PM
How about, "Jet Lag" art of the bad lil?

03-14-2012, 03:07 PM
Hi Minnkel.... found a lovely TIME stamp:)
But who has send this germs overhere? I am sneezing, coughing, headache....
Iwell maybe I just wanted to join the club, but I do NOT surrender untill Tuesday.
Cathy, love to have your 2 blackbirds, but I am not in the right timezone, and
can not present any card yet :nah:

03-14-2012, 03:37 PM
Hi Minnkel.... found a lovely TIME stamp:)
But who has send this germs overhere? I am sneezing, coughing, headache....
Iwell maybe I just wanted to join the club, but I do NOT surrender untill Tuesday.
Cathy, love to have your 2 blackbirds, but I am not in the right timezone, and
can not present any card yet :nah:

First.....I'm not responsible for the germs. I got rid of mine (thankfully) weeks ago. Of course it could have taken them that long to get to you. But I hope not! Please start feeling better!!

AND second.....Anything you make with a TIME stamp...I WANT IT!!! I can't post until tonight. I'm gonna try to stay up to see all the lovely art but I have to feed the horde that live with me.....OR not.........Nothing wrong with Ramen noodles after all and those they can fix for themselves!!:)

03-14-2012, 03:43 PM
Cathy ~ Wonderful cards and chunkies...I love birch trees!

It's only early Wednesday afternoon here...a long time before I can start:dull:

03-14-2012, 05:37 PM
Your cards are wonderful, Cathy1 and you have the honor of being the first. Congrat!!.

I like that you told the time where your are in this world. I cannot for the life of me figure that out in so many different time zones. HELP!!!

It's only 5:30PM. Only 6 1/2 hours to go. I don't know if I'll be able to stay awake 'til 12:01AM for the start for me. We'll see. Hi to everyone and let the marathon begin.

Patti M
03-14-2012, 06:23 PM
Hopefully I can get one or two in tomorrow afternoon as I will be off selling my handmade jewelry over the weekend. As I am a McCauley-McLoughlin I probably should represent my people at least once!!-hahaha!

03-14-2012, 06:30 PM
Hi Patti!

03-14-2012, 07:37 PM
Sharlene - your 5.30pm is my 10.30am next day LOL

03-14-2012, 07:53 PM
Wonderful cards, Cathy1! I am going to try to participant in this athon. It has been far to long since I have done one or had any FUN, and of course an ATART is the funniest thing around.:cute:

03-14-2012, 07:54 PM
Ok, I'm ready to go. To prepare, I cut my hair. (That rhymes.) Unlike the other one and only time I cut my own hair, it looks fantastic. :) I'm downright giddy about it and I'm not even medicated. Alas, no cameras, so you'll have to imagine it. I did consider dyeing it green in honor of the athon, but I thought I might regret that.

03-14-2012, 07:58 PM
Cyn, send pics of your green hair....I need inspiration!!

03-14-2012, 08:03 PM
It's not green. (I'm not that crazy...or brave...) and I don't have a camera. I guess I could try scanning my head. Besides, you'll get to see it when it's nicely grown-out in Portland.

03-14-2012, 08:04 PM
Ok, will have to wait...dang it! I have a vision of you drinking green beer and with green curls.

Oh yes, and Patty Me Girl, you'd best join in!!!

03-14-2012, 09:17 PM
Bluesy breeze, I hope you can join the fun.

Cynthia Sillitoe, we want to see that green hair. I think I will have some green beer this weekend and I'll toast all of you.

03-14-2012, 09:30 PM
I always wanted green hair! Hey, maybe THAT should be a challenge...everyone dye their hair green on Saturday! I heard Kool-aid works and that it washes out....eventually:wideeyed:

03-14-2012, 10:58 PM
OK - if anyone does that they HAVE TO POST PICTURES!

An hour to go here but it's time to hit the sack. Mornings are sleepy for me but I have my backgrounds ready to go and I'll hit the ground running by afternoon and by then the marathon will have started for everyone. Have a good night!

03-14-2012, 11:13 PM
Well, I have some green finger paint. In fact, I have it in two different shades, so I could do highlights.

03-15-2012, 12:15 AM
Here's a Shamrock Kitty to start. See ya'll in the morning.

03-15-2012, 12:24 AM
I must be the only one playing in my time zone. I have a couple of chunkies to upload later - hope some of you are doing green chunkies :wideeyed::)

03-15-2012, 12:40 AM
I will upload more in the morning. If you haven't voted for the Portland logo, please do!

Wil Opio Oguta
03-15-2012, 12:42 AM
Yeahhhhh, it is the 15th! Time for the athon!! The only downsite is, I have to work all day. But this evening I will be making apc's, and they all will have some green in them -:)

03-15-2012, 12:43 AM
I'm going to do some chunkies. I didn't do any last athon, so that's one of my goals this time. :)

03-15-2012, 01:25 AM
Gooooood Morning! I am up about an hour, make coffee,read everything, and got started.
So glad I have a pile of backgrounds, and here is the first one

03-15-2012, 01:27 AM
oeps not fully awake yet
96108 What day is it? Atart 1

03-15-2012, 01:39 AM
Good morning. I've been working almost an hour now. I hope to be early at home :).

03-15-2012, 02:17 AM
hoping to play some but we just accepted an offer on the house and may be busy looking for someplace to live and starting the packing.

03-15-2012, 02:57 AM
Hi everyone!
I hope to play, too. But at the moment Im soooooo tired. Ive been to a craft fair yesterday with my MIL. It was great and I got a new set of watercolor pencils and Winsor & Newton drawing ink :) And some other stuff - I think this A-thon is a great opportunity to play with them.

03-15-2012, 03:18 AM
Hi Evelyn and Moosecastle! And all other Europe who is here :).

5 hours working... I want to go home... I hope my students don't see that I'm not interested in being here today :).

03-15-2012, 03:20 AM
Here is my contribution to the Irish
Both available

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_THE_WEARING_OF_THE_GREEN_001.jpg THE WEARING OF THE GREEN

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/2_GREEN_PASTURES.jpg GREEN PASTURES

03-15-2012, 03:24 AM
I start with some collages on old backgrounds, all available
96112 Atart 2 Missing Piece

96113 Atart 3 Golden Link

96114 Atart 4 Pink Flower

03-15-2012, 04:41 AM
Here are my first two:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Geisha001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Geisha001.jpg) Wanna be a Geisha

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_OSoleMio002.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_OSoleMio002.jpg) O Sole Mio

03-15-2012, 05:42 AM
Hi Evie, everyone seems to be in a very deep sleep,
another 2 collages ready to trade
96115 Atart 5- Four squares TRADED

96116 Atart 6- Lost Pieces

03-15-2012, 06:30 AM
Hi Marilou, YEP, sometimes I think Im in the wrong part of the world LOL

More froggies:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Rain003.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Rain003.jpg) Singing in the Rain

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_LetsDance004.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_LetsDance004.jpg) Lets Dance

Hmmm, maybe Ill switch to drawing now..... Well see.... ;)

I hate my internet today - or probably it hates me. Its soooooooo ssssslllllooooooowwww :goofy: BLAH! So I always have to go upstairs to use hubbys computer. Some kind of fitness training....

03-15-2012, 07:12 AM
Oooh....great stuff! (I'm not officially awake, but just had to take a peek. :) )

03-15-2012, 07:14 AM
So great to get online this morning and see so much great art to get the day started.

Evalila - those froggie cards are the best!

Mariloupatch - your collages are so pretty and I love the little shamrocks!

Cathy - Your vintage image chunkies rock! I hope to make some chunkies this weekend also.

Sniisk - hang in there - I hope your work is almost done for today!

Theweavershand - congrats on the house - that's really great news.

Jewels - I can't get enough of your kitties and your Irish one is great to get us started today.

Glad to see everyone else popping in. I'm about to get my morning nap and then I'll get to making some art. :)

03-15-2012, 07:17 AM
I have one available................


03-15-2012, 07:23 AM
Nice one Monarch!

03-15-2012, 07:24 AM
I'm off and running with Irish scenery
1 - Blackrock Castle TRADED
2 -Churchyard at Tara, Ireland TRADED
3 - Stone chapel on Gouganebarra Lake, near Cork, Ireland TRADED

Images can now be viewed in my ATCs Traded Gallery

03-15-2012, 07:24 AM
Evie, I think you deserve a chocolate today, all those exercise!
Monarch...looove Serena!
And here are the last three collages, silk on glimmer paint.
96120 Atart 7

96121 Atart 8 traded

96122 Atart 9

03-15-2012, 07:50 AM
awesome cards you guys!!!!!

03-15-2012, 08:10 AM
Got up early this morning to at least get through the new posts....and perhaps get some cards done and posted. Some great and fun works of art here you guys!! Here are the first few I have done. (Ahhhh I love the smell of beeswax in the morning!!)

Garden of Clover
Green Butterfly

03-15-2012, 08:23 AM
Great cards Cathy1, Jewels, mariloupatch, Evalila, monarch, jo.on.the.go and nimmkel.

We are off to a roaring start and fun weekend.

So top of the morning to you all.

03-15-2012, 08:27 AM
And a couple more before breakfast...... The first two are new and (in the interest of full disclosure) the next two I made last week or so but am posting them here cuz they gots green in 'em!!

Maaaaahvelous Hibiscus
Well Traveled
Green Bird
Bird on Text (the green is there...just not a bunch of it)

03-15-2012, 09:00 AM
So top of the morning to you all.

And back atcha Sharlene!! Here's one of my Irish Maidens cards. The text says the top of the morning quote.

03-15-2012, 09:12 AM
Some great stuff to wake up to. Here's a couple of Irish Kitties.


03-15-2012, 09:22 AM
YEAH!!! The family decided to fend for themselves for breakfast!! More time for me in the studio!!!

One more of my Irish Maidens (I have three so one more to go). The text says Erin Go Bragh

Erin Go Bragh!

03-15-2012, 09:23 AM
Minnkel-wonderful cards. I love the APCS with the Irish theme.

Jewelsl-you rock.

03-15-2012, 09:26 AM
Thanks Sharlene! With a first name like Kelly I figure I MUST do my bit to see the Irish represented!! :eek:

However, I am working on some other cards that are not Irish oriented. They are almost finished.

03-15-2012, 09:30 AM
I can't wait to see them. You are creating away this morning.

03-15-2012, 09:31 AM
Your APCs are fabulous, Kelly!

03-15-2012, 09:32 AM
I've been very active at work and hope I have done most of the work now. Tomorrow some more, but not too much :).

03-15-2012, 09:33 AM
Talking of green beer!!!
4 - Paddy's Pub
5 - Night at Murphy's TRADED

Images can now be seein in my ATCs Available for Trade or ATCs Traded galleries.

03-15-2012, 09:42 AM
two more available........

The Odd Shaped Tree....
The House On Lilac Lane......

03-15-2012, 10:05 AM
Hello everyone :D Oh WOW, so many great cards!!!

Sanna, I hope you dont burn out yourself ;)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Tinu005.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Tinu005.jpg) Tinu

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_M_r006.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_M_r006.jpg) Mr

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Marina007.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Marina007.jpg) Marina

03-15-2012, 10:12 AM
Hi all, though I never seem to get much completed during these atarts, I still love lurking and giving out you rocks! Will try to get a few of something done this weekend to trade. I've been completely hooked on the fish if anyone is interested in trading those, I'd love to have an excuse to make more! :)

03-15-2012, 11:20 AM
Two more Kitties.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_First_Flower.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_This_Will_Not_End_Well...jpg

03-15-2012, 11:20 AM
Didn't sleep well, so got a few done ...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_stpat_001.jpgstpat#1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_stpat_002.jpgstpat#2

03-15-2012, 11:22 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_stpat_003.jpgstpat#3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_stpat_004.jpgtraded

03-15-2012, 11:23 AM
Thanks Sanna and Sharlene!!

Two more Irish Maidens

Clrsach Ghidhealach (Gaelic Harp)
Seamair g (Shamrock)

03-15-2012, 11:27 AM
It's amazing what you can get done when people leave you alone to work!! The next ATCs are now dry...well almost....will have to clean the scanner bed soon...again.... Went for some whimsy on these - just for the fun of it.

Green Means GO!
Green-Eyed Monster (aka - 3's a Crowd)
Reading the Green (a golf term for preparing to putt)

03-15-2012, 11:31 AM
I was away from my computer for a little while and what wonderful art was posted while I way gone. This is such an awesome marathone and we have just got started. We have many artful days to go.

03-15-2012, 11:59 AM
Good Morning Everyone!
Wow! You all have been artfully busy busy busy!

I drew up a chunky with my morning coffee and then made a wire dragonfly also.
Both are for trade. If anyone is interested shoot me off a PM, please.

Shamrock Coffee Chunky traded
Yellow eyed dragonfly charm

03-15-2012, 12:00 PM
Herman is in da house!

Took a little nap and look at all the art! Well done everyone!

03-15-2012, 12:09 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_stpat_005.jpgstpat#5 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_stpat_006.jpgstpat#6
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_stpat_007.jpgstpat#7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_stpat_008.jpgstpat#8

03-15-2012, 12:33 PM
I finally have 2 finished: in my gallery

1P (traded)

03-15-2012, 12:38 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Lovebirds008.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Lovebirds008.jpg) Lovebirds

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_HappyFamily009.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_HappyFamily009.jpg) Happy Family

Wil Opio Oguta
03-15-2012, 12:46 PM
Here are my first cards for today and they all have some green on them:daydreaming::

03-15-2012, 01:23 PM
Wow - got up this morning to find two whole pages of postings. Lovely art everyone, I am off to work today so won't get anything done today but hope to be able to art tomorrow. Back later to admire.

03-15-2012, 01:24 PM
Good morning Cathy!

03-15-2012, 01:26 PM
Off to work. May be able to do a little something tonight ... probably be Saturday night before I get a chance to focus again though. :)

03-15-2012, 01:32 PM
Wow....more beautiful stuff!!!! Now I have to go for the rest of the afternoon....taking care of my granddaughter. Wonder if she would like to play in the studio?????? :unsure:

So, two more before I leave...

Daisy Queen (I know.....one letter change and...yummy)
Off to Ireland

03-15-2012, 02:20 PM
Hugs to all.

Hi to Sniisk, Cathy1 and jaw.
Evalila-lovely lovebirds
Welcome WilOpioOguta-great APCs. Thanks for playing.
Moosehead-What can I say except fabulous.
More great APCs from minnkel.

I found this Irish quote-"A friend is like a 4 leaf clover, hard to find, lucky to have."

03-15-2012, 02:23 PM
My original photo embellished with glitter glue, stamped with StazOn and a little green luck.

Amazing Pink - I have 6 available for trade

03-15-2012, 02:25 PM
Well, I have some APCs here waiting for taking photos and uploading them. But, I'm too tired. Waking up at 5.30 and being working at 6.30 was a bit too hard today. My time to say good night quite soon. Will show my creations tomorrow.

03-15-2012, 02:27 PM
More silly Kitties.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_What_Bird.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_What_Mouse.jpg

Patti M
03-15-2012, 02:51 PM
Ok, will have to wait...dang it! I have a vision of you drinking green beer and with green curls.

Oh yes, and Patty Me Girl, you'd best join in!!!

I will do my Girl Scout best!!!! ( they wear green you know!!)

03-15-2012, 02:51 PM
Sleep well Sniisk!

Lovin that dragaonfly charm and those Easter eggs!

There are some great APCs showing up! I hope I get inspired to do some of them also.

03-15-2012, 03:02 PM
Here are three more dragonfly charms. All for trade.

03-15-2012, 03:06 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_IrishGirl011.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_IrishGirl011.jpg) Irish Girl TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Leprechaun010.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Leprechaun010.jpg) Leprechaun TRADED

03-15-2012, 03:36 PM
Very festive cards Evilila! Yay for dragonflies Dmnh!

A series of cards using my own original mini photographs. Please note that these are very thin single sheet paper cards - very light weight.

Love and Joy

Imagine and Wish

Hope and Inspire

Dream and Believe

Wil Opio Oguta
03-15-2012, 03:43 PM
Some more apc's from me. See you all tomorrow.

03-15-2012, 03:57 PM
Ok, two chunkies. Or 4x4s--they're not very chunky. I've got to take chunky lessons in Portland. (I didn't scan the backs. They're decorated similar to the fronts but not as elaborately.)



03-15-2012, 04:02 PM
And then these:





03-15-2012, 04:16 PM

96174Will be loading a few more in a minute!

03-15-2012, 04:17 PM
Have a good night Wil!

Great green chunkies Cynthia!

Beautiful Lilbad!

All of these wonderful APCs got me to pull out some cards but I'm still waiting for inspiration.

03-15-2012, 04:20 PM
Can't believe all the lovlies posted on this site! Woot!

03-15-2012, 04:52 PM
96179 Original watercolor...lrish Cottages(Traded)

96180 Watercolor tree with embellishments

96181 Collage

96182 Original watercolor with birdhouse(Traded)

03-15-2012, 05:17 PM
Wonderful cards Evalila, KRSgers, Wil, Cynthia and lilbad.

I feel a WEE bit Irish these days.

Cards in my gallery.

A few more cards--let's trade
P3-not to clear because of the clock button(traded)

03-15-2012, 05:24 PM
You know, green is my favorite color so seeing all this green art is such a treat! And making some green art is pretty fun as well!!!
Here's a couple of chunky pages minus their danglies but showing the charms that will be among the danglies on each. If you're interested in a trade, shoot me off a pm, please!

pink beetle coffee chunky
green and purple dragonfly chunky traded

03-15-2012, 05:49 PM
Great cards Sharlene!

Love the hand drawn chunkies Dmnh and the watercolor Lilbad!

Here are a couple of chunkies. (Recycled calendar pages)

Pressed Flowers-traded

Sweet Enough

03-15-2012, 05:50 PM
96187 Irish Cottage with shamrock border...no longer traded...available.

96188 atc...watercolor/wax(traded)

03-15-2012, 06:00 PM
oh, I'm crying in my green beer. :( .....still feeling sicko....the antibiotics have upset my you know what...sigh...I'm green around the gills.
and I see Jaw's playing and I know she's sick too.
but I'm cheering you all on!

03-15-2012, 06:11 PM
My cards are dry, so I can upload them before I go to bed.
96190 Atart 10 Fireworks

96191 Atart 11 Flashy TRADED

96192 Atart 12 Orange

96193 Atart 13 Berry Pecker TRADED

Night everyone, till tomorrow!!!

03-15-2012, 06:15 PM
More Irish scenery
6 - Burren
7 - Stone Circle at Dromberg, Ireland TRADED
8 - Cashel Castle TRADED
9 - Bog

Images can now be seein in my ATCs Available for Trade or ATCs Traded galleries

03-15-2012, 06:50 PM
Just checking in - don't know yet if I will get a chance to create anything tonight or not, but I have to say the art work in here is stunning!
Rock on with your bad selves! :notworthy:

03-15-2012, 07:38 PM
OMG - it is lunchtime here at work and I am checking in to see the fantastic art that has been posted in the past few hours. I am going to have to do some trading as it is all too good to miss out on.

Rock on everyone - you are all so very talented.

03-15-2012, 07:46 PM
Enjoy your lunch Cathy - we just finished dinner. ;)

03-15-2012, 08:52 PM
Nice work Jo and Marilou!

03-15-2012, 08:58 PM
Collages with my original photos.

Simple Things Princeton

Simple Things Butterflies

Simple Things Bees

03-15-2012, 09:02 PM
Because the theme is green and I happen to love drawing elephants....

Green Elephant ATC traded

03-15-2012, 09:47 PM
This is adorable!!!

03-15-2012, 09:54 PM
I have 3 available............

The Odd Shaped Tree.................
The House On Lilac Lane..........traded

03-15-2012, 09:59 PM
Such lovelies!

03-15-2012, 10:01 PM
Beautiful work everyone! I'm seeing GREEN! :)

I've been busy all day, but hope to have something created soon!

03-15-2012, 10:26 PM
The cards are amazing.

I do hope you get to create HHC.
Monarch-beautiful cards.
dmnh-green elephants are my favorite kind of elephant and kristin I always love you photos.

My last 2 cards for tonight.

P5 (traded)

In my gallery.

03-15-2012, 10:44 PM
I almost missed this!

Love all the work that's been posted so far! Keep rocking it!

Alas, my muse is laughing at me, as I'm too tired to focus at the moment. I may try to get something done in the morning before work...we shall see. I'll probably be more of a lurker this time around due to I work almost every day during this one....though hopefully I can get something accomplished. ^^

03-15-2012, 11:17 PM
My muse is stuck on green elephants apparently!
Here's a chunky zentangle and bookmark.

Zentangle Elephant chunky traded
yellow elephant bookmark

03-15-2012, 11:24 PM
Ooooo... Fantastic Green Elephant Chunky there.

03-15-2012, 11:27 PM
Totally awesome work, y'all! I am so happy that I have gotten a chance to join the sandbox...shamrock patch??? Anyway, here are my first three greenies available to trade.

03-15-2012, 11:28 PM
Keep those elephants coming!

Welcome Phoenix!

Monarch that chicken is irresistable!

Sharlene - I always love how you incorporate sewing into your art!

So cool Bluesybreeze!

I'm off to bed. Thanks to all for a great start to the marathon - see you tomorrow!

03-16-2012, 12:13 AM
Here are a few I finished off tonight. May get a few more done before bed. :O)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_stpat_009.jpgstpat#9 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_stpat_010.jpgstpat#10

03-16-2012, 12:20 AM
Those are awesome jaw. Tomorrow I hope I'll see more.

Good night to all. We had such a great first day.

I can't believe day ONE is done. More beautiful art is coming. See you all in the morning.

03-16-2012, 12:23 AM
thanks! It's all Joss' fault! She got me to sign up for her Out Of Africa swap and I'm hooked! LOL

Just Ducky
03-16-2012, 12:41 AM
well nuts... ya mean I missed the start of this already ??? so dang, already I am behind..
thought I started on midnight/moring Friday... and it's only 12:32 Friday morning...
but I do got a PATTY Joke...

Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal and says to the first man... "Do you want to got to heaven ?" Certainly, Father" was his reply.. "Then stand over there against the wall," The priest asked the second man, " do you want to get to heaven ?" certainly, Father was his reply... "Then stand over there against the wall, said the priest..... then Father Murphy walked up to O'Toole and said, " Do you want to go to heaven ?" O'Toole said "No, I don't Father"
The priest said ? I don't belive this, You mean to tell me that when you die you don't want to to heaven ?
O'Toole said ? Oh when I die, yes. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now."

03-16-2012, 12:49 AM
Wonderful way to start the day Ducky, thank you.
I couldn't sleep anymore, it is only 5.30 AM. We have so much on our mind, that once awake, when nature calls, we cannot sleep again. Problems and old age!
Anyway, enjoying the eye candy, wonderful work everyone. Now I need a coffee!

03-16-2012, 01:59 AM
Thanks for all the great art posted for day 1 of the athon! What a great bunch of artists you all are!!!

I'm calling it a day! I'll be back tomorrow. We'll see what the muse has in store for us all! Goodnight everyone!
I have a couple more elephants and some trees to offer.

green E elephant ATC traded
Round Green Elephant Chunky
trees at sunrise ATC traded

03-16-2012, 02:43 AM
Did I mention Coffee???

03-16-2012, 02:45 AM
oeps need another cup
Paper napkins and beeswax
96256 atart 14

96257 atart 15

96258 atart 16 traded

96259 atart 17

03-16-2012, 02:51 AM
So many wonderful cards when I was sleeping and then working. It about 9am here. I hope to stop working early today :). And, because I'm working at home, it's not a long way from my computer to my art table because they are on the same table...

03-16-2012, 03:15 AM
Here are the cards I made in the evening.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_11.jpg ATART #1 TRADED

I'm trading APCs for APCs only.

03-16-2012, 03:28 AM
My gesso is finally dry, I used glimmer mist and perfect pearls on them
96260 atart 1896261 atart 19

03-16-2012, 03:39 AM
Goodmorning all! I have been working in London this week and will be next week as well, but I am home for the weekend .... and the best part of it is that I have NOTHING planned :spinny:. So I will be playing! I need to print some green images and then I am ready to roll. See ya later!

03-16-2012, 04:21 AM
It is after 9pm on Friday night and I am watching the rugby and then off to bed. Tomorrow I am going to be able to make some cards and of course I am co-hosting the weekend of this swap so I had better be on my best behaviour :no::cool:

03-16-2012, 05:46 AM
Mariloupatch and sniisk your cards are a wonderful start to the day here!

Welcome Kitty!

Very funny Ducky!

Next time we see you Cathy it will be St Pat's day for you!

Dmnh - your elephants are a big hit!

I'm just checking in before I get breakfast and and then my morning nap - I'll be back later. ;)

03-16-2012, 06:02 AM
Kristin, your morning nap is before 5am? When did you wake up?!?

03-16-2012, 06:05 AM
I made this special background earlier with Tim Holz's Alcohol inks
atart 20 Swirls
atart 21 when life give you scraps stitch a quilt traded
atart 22 Time II traded
96262 96263 96264

03-16-2012, 06:27 AM
Marilou, what kind of paper you used when you used alcohol inks?

03-16-2012, 06:29 AM
Good morning from England! Everybody busy??

03-16-2012, 06:44 AM
Hi Sanna , watercolour paper 240gr/m2
There is a link in the Tim Holz swap, that has wonderful tutorials!

03-16-2012, 06:46 AM
And another 2
atart 23 Fare well
atart 24 welcome

03-16-2012, 06:53 AM
Thank you Marilou. I have to try it too because I have those inks. And because your cards are so beautiful! I have used alcohol inks only on APC backgrounds.

03-16-2012, 06:57 AM
Thanks Sanna!

03-16-2012, 07:13 AM
Well, it's not more than 1.15pm here but I'm not interested in working at all anymore. I'll change my subject from electronics to paper art now :).

03-16-2012, 07:17 AM
Well, another day of artful creations. Feel kind of lazy. I need coffee. It is going to rain, a good day for making cards. My art area is such a mess already, I need to pit some things away, I already can't find things I want to use.

Mariloupatch, your alcohol inks are great. I never used watercolor paper with them. I alway used glossy, non-porous paper. I'm going to try with the watercolor paper.

Good morning to everyone. Let's trade, trade, trade.


03-16-2012, 07:27 AM
12.30 lunchtime, paper napkins and beeswax ready to get started in half an hour

03-16-2012, 08:24 AM
3 available.....................

The Odd Shaped Tree
When I Say My Prayers

03-16-2012, 08:52 AM
Hi everyone! Great cards! I'm on board. Will post pics in the evening of the daily cards.My first time doing one of these. I'm just a bit unsure of how this works. Have my tea, set my reading book and I'm all set. See ya all soon!

03-16-2012, 08:56 AM
Some more from my table.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_68.jpg ATART #5 TRADED

03-16-2012, 09:08 AM
Great start to the second day. Since last night (which was my night), we have 23 new creations. Just such spectacular cards.

"May you find the rainbow's end"

03-16-2012, 09:11 AM
Here are the first 4 beeswax and paper napkins
atart 25 Butterfly TRADED
atart 26 Fishes
atart 27 Schells
atart 28 grasses

03-16-2012, 10:18 AM
Because the theme is green and I happen to love drawing elephants....

Green Elephant ATC traded

I've heard of PINK elephants but this is my first green one.....perhaps too much green beer again.........

He's a cutie though!!

03-16-2012, 10:20 AM
Here's an Irish Feline.
I'm off for a while. Need to deliver some paintings to a show in Tawas, Mi. It's an hour and a half drive but I'll be back this evening for more art.


03-16-2012, 10:22 AM
Good morning athoners! I didn't get anything made yesterday as we went to a Spring Training game for the bulk of the day. Lots of fun in the sun. But now I am ready to make some art. Hope to have something to post for trade soon! :)

03-16-2012, 10:22 AM
I have been creating most of the day but this is the first time that I have been able to get to the computer to upload them (then it took me over an hour to catch up with the thread :laugh: Here are my first few creations:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/11_scan0023.jpgATART II #1 (the background card is actually a lovely green, not the blue that it scanned:huh:) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0024.jpg#2 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0025.jpg#3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0026.jpg#4 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0027.jpg#5

03-16-2012, 10:27 AM
A few more creations:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0028.jpg#6 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0029.jpg#7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0030.jpg#8 (jewel snapped this one up almost before it was in my Gallery) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0031.jpg#9 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/11_scan0032.jpg#10http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0033.jpg#11 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/10_scan0034.jpg#12 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/10_scan0035.jpg#13 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/11_scan0036.jpg#14 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/10_scan0037.jpg#15

Now to bed as it is 1.30am and I have definitely turned into a pumpkin, goodnight all.

03-16-2012, 10:47 AM
And another 4 beeswax/napkins
atart 29 Rose
atart 30 spring flowers on hold for Lilbad
atart 31 bird traded
atart 32 burgundy wine on hold for HiddenTreasures


03-16-2012, 11:07 AM
Love your poppy card.
So many clever 'green' cards! Woot!

03-16-2012, 11:09 AM
My creativity is still feeling a little funky and out of sorts BUT maybe a marathon will help get back in the mood again heh :) There's already quite a bunch of pages in this thread so going to take a peak !

03-16-2012, 11:18 AM
Great cards everyone!

I finally got some cards done :)

1. Green butterfly
2. Orange flower (with image printed on transparency film)
3. Another green butterfly

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_PAT_1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_PAT_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_PAT_3.jpg

03-16-2012, 11:23 AM
Kitty, love the technique!

03-16-2012, 11:25 AM
Awesome cards everyone......

How do we trade?

03-16-2012, 11:38 AM
And those will probably the last 4 for today
atart 33 Berry Pecker II for Cathy I
atart 34 Bright & Shiny
atart 35 I feel Pretty
atart 36 Waiting

03-16-2012, 11:57 AM
I've been busy catching up on swap cards and some PIFs today so far,but all green, of course! here are 3 for trade so far...

03-16-2012, 12:02 PM
Welcome to some new players today-Sniisk, Donnacr, MadLou23 and KittyNL.

The creative jucies are flowing. WOW!! I need more time for creating. You all inspire me.


03-16-2012, 12:14 PM
Awesome cards everyone......

How do we trade?

Just PM the artist and ask for a trade, HiddenTreasure!
Sometimes the trading can get a bit intense...but hang in there...

03-16-2012, 12:23 PM
Hi everyone! Finally got other stuff done and started to play.

Heres another irish gal and a Leprechaun - Cathy has first choice on them.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_IrishGirl2013.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_IrishGirl2013.jpg) Irish Girl 2

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Leprechaun2012.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Leprechaun2012.jpg) Leprechaun 2

03-16-2012, 12:30 PM
Kristin, your morning nap is before 5am? When did you wake up?!?

I got up at 5:30am - Kona was restless. So I fed the cats and then fed us breakfast and then tried to nap the rest of the morning. Everyone is restless this morning. Now it's time to see if I can get some art done. :)

03-16-2012, 12:35 PM
Evie, your Leprechauns make me laugh! aren't they evil?

03-16-2012, 12:36 PM
Just got caught up on the thread. Really wonderful art already today!

03-16-2012, 12:42 PM
Well it took me quite a bit of time just to go through the thread, BEG for trades on some I soooooo want in my collections, and then make some special request cards. My goodness but there are so many pieces of amazing art! I feel like I'm living in rarified air around you guys!!

Finally got to make some more for the athon. These two have hand painted backgrounds. Found the awesome images yesterday and printed them on transparencies. Irish Bouquet I colored the printed image. Irish Blessing has two transparencies on top of each other.

Irish Bouquet
Irish Blessing

03-16-2012, 12:45 PM
WOW love Irish Blessings!!!

03-16-2012, 12:45 PM
Yes, nice ones....all of you!

03-16-2012, 12:53 PM
Top 'O the morning to you all!
I woke up to some mighty fine art to drool over! Drooling isn't really pretty before breakfast, but you all didn't leave me any choice. I'll be fine once I get some coffee in me! I'm a workin' on it!

Here's a Giraffe to offer...

Green G Giraffe

03-16-2012, 01:11 PM
Beautiful cards, Minnkel

03-16-2012, 01:46 PM
ok, now I'm waiting for a couple of sheets of backgounds to dry and wondering what to do next. I'd like to do some more torn paper collages, and there will definately be some green zentangles going on at some point this weekend. I also want to do a series of little green monsters (see the first one above). What's everyone else playing with right now??

03-16-2012, 01:51 PM
Please go into my athon gallery...I have several cards left.

03-16-2012, 01:54 PM
I have a feww minutes to upload some cards before my husband want the computer.

03-16-2012, 01:55 PM
Thanks Marilou and MadLou!!! I'm kinda partial to that one myself!

Here are my last three before lunch...... (all you APCers - is the 3 of diamonds OK? I just loved the sun there and if I moved it the other two images would be off center. Just wondering cuz the suit and number are not hidden but maybe a little obscured????)

They Came in Ships (meaning the Irish Immigrants.....or lots of other people for that
matter. And yes, I know the map is of Italy....that is just how the napkin came.)
Lucky Butterfly
Butterflies Are Free

03-16-2012, 01:57 PM
will up load more later... lovely cards everyone.
when I come back maybe we will have made some trade or I will be doing some trading

03-16-2012, 02:05 PM
Oh my, I had decided to skip this one and work in the yard all weekend........but, the art is fab and the artist are the cream of the crop, plus fun to play with, so I am going to the art room and start digging out images and will be back later........

03-16-2012, 02:08 PM
Nancy, I'm so jealous if you can work in your yard! We have still 30-40 inches of snow here :wacko:.

03-16-2012, 02:16 PM
Here are my first 4 that I made last night. One is a collage of real postage stamps with rubber stamping and rubbed ink embellishments, and the other 3 feature images scanned from my great-grandmother's postcards (which are over 100 years old).


03-16-2012, 02:16 PM
Guess green elephants are still on the muse's radar today and she threw in a fish as well. If anyone is interested shoot me off a PM. I'll be here all day!
Masterpieces will appear! Probably not mine, but I know you all will be doing some wonderful stuff!
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Did you all remember to put on some green when you got dressed today? I'm still in my PJs. I got lucky though, they have some green in them.

Green Gordon ATC
In The Aquarium ATC traded

03-16-2012, 02:34 PM
Welcome Dsign49 and JanisElain! Everyone continues to upload fabulous art! Nancy I can't wait to see what you create. :)

03-16-2012, 02:35 PM
Wow, where does the time go...lol Just taking a lunch break. Finished 8 cards .Check ing in , to see whats been happening. Will be posting my cards to the thread about 5-6pm tonight. Need hubbys help to scan. Guess I will have to learn. I love this athon stuff! Thank you Mariloupatch and lilbad for the great advice to getting started. Was a big help. I see alot of beautiful cards are in the house.... I'm looking forward to some great trading.

03-16-2012, 02:47 PM
Glad you joined the fun design49 and JanisElain. And Nancy, I can't wait to see your cards.

Sniisk, to bad about the snow. You must be house bound. Maybe that will give you more time to create, if you don't have to work.

I have some cards drying. I'm making some peeled paint cards. I haven't make them in awhile.

I did manage to finish 3 more: in my gallery


03-16-2012, 02:50 PM
Announcing the PRIZE WINNER for Thursday . . .



Prizes will be randomly assigned and a list of the possible prizes is in my opening post.

03-16-2012, 02:54 PM
Booooooooooo Hooooooooooooooo! Congrats! LOL!

03-16-2012, 02:54 PM
Congratulations Moosecastle. The Luck of the Irish is with you. You know on St. Patty's Day we're all Irish.

03-16-2012, 02:56 PM
Congrats Moosecastle!!!!

03-16-2012, 02:56 PM
Sharlene your craakle key turned out really well and I like what you did to the gear embellishment.

03-16-2012, 02:56 PM
Even us Norweigians???

03-16-2012, 02:57 PM
and more Ireland - What can I say...I've been there twice and fell in love with the scenery. These are from vacation photos.
10 County Donegal Coast TRADED
11 Abandoned House, Kerry TRADED
12 Storm Coming Up, Killarney National Park TRADED

Images can now be seein in my ATCs Available for Trade or ATCs Traded galleries

03-16-2012, 02:58 PM
Thanks, Kristin. I had to play around with the crackle paint and I finally got it to look like I wanted to.

I'm in a trading mood, is anyone feeling the same?

03-16-2012, 03:01 PM
So beautiful, jo. You are LUCKY to have seen so much of Ireand. I'm enjoying your art so much.

03-16-2012, 03:02 PM
Just a couple from me today:



03-16-2012, 03:03 PM
I'm mostly in a sleeping mode :sleep: I don't think I will post more cards today. I've made many but I've no energy to take any pictures.

03-16-2012, 03:32 PM
Poor Sanna, I think I know how you feel. Im sooo tired, so I think Ill go to bed early today.

These are my last cards for the day:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Blaithnaid015.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Blaithnaid015.jpg) Blaithnaid

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Deirdre014.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Deirdre014.jpg) Deirdre

03-16-2012, 03:33 PM
YEP - Ireland was great. The first time I went, I was doing hiking, mostly in the western part of the country. The second time was a rather spontaneous 1-week trip when a friend found a travel bargain and we had airfare, a rental car and B&B vouchers, all for $1000 each. Of course we had a real surprise when we went to the airport and discovered that Aer Lingus wasn't flying out of Baltimore on the day our tickets were printed for. Goofy travel agent made a typo! We went back the next day and flew out. We had a great time but traveling on the left side of the street was a challenge (read: my friend hit a mailbox and tore the left mirror off the car, and the same day hit a pot hole and we had a blowout on a lonely country road). The Irish solved our problems and we came home with lots of pictures and priceless memories. Ireland must be the friendliest place on earth!

03-16-2012, 03:35 PM


Had a couple of requests for atc-sized cottages.

03-16-2012, 03:36 PM
I hope you can relax Sniisk and enjoy the rest of your evening. Evalila your girls make me want green hair. ;) Cynthia I always enjoy your found poetry and Jo you drawings transport me to the places you've been. Lilbad I'd love to walk into one of your cottages.

03-16-2012, 03:37 PM
Jo, I could have been on that trip. Had the most lovely Irish visit in 2004. Wonderful, friend people...they loved our money, they said! I would go again in a heartbeat!

03-16-2012, 03:37 PM
KS, you are so sweet. TY!

03-16-2012, 03:38 PM
Jo, if this is how Ireland looks... I am leaving next saturday for 14 days to...
Northern Ireland. But Dublin and Belfast are only 2 hours by car, so the scenery
must be the same!

03-16-2012, 03:38 PM
Here are some altered Kinkade calendar images from me:

The Bridge

The Estate

The Garden

The Stream

The Wagons

03-16-2012, 03:46 PM
If you get a chance to read Frank Delaney's books on Ireland....a true joy! "Shannon", "Tipperary", "Ireland", "The Matchmaker of Kenmare"....and now he has a new one out.

03-16-2012, 03:55 PM
I have 1 more finished. Many drying!!

In my gallery.

03-16-2012, 04:19 PM
Well I HAVE been busy making stuff all morning but just getting around to posting it now! Here's my first batch.
All available for trade unless noted.

Atart 1 - Caged Bird - ATC
Atart 2 - Boxed in Bird - ATC - Traded
Atart 3 - Feeling Caged In - ATC Traded
Atart 4 - Free Bird - ATC - Traded
Atart 5 - Lady In Waiting - Chunky

03-16-2012, 04:23 PM
Second batch - All available for trade unless otherwise noted.

Atart 6 - Sweet Cheeks - ATC Traded
Atart 7 - Caged Love Birds - ATC
Atart 8 - Natural Charm - Traded
Atart 9 - Bird Lady - Chunky
Atart 10 - Madam Butterfly - Chunky

03-16-2012, 04:25 PM
Last two for now.

Circus Elephant Chunky Page for a swap - NOT FOR TRADE

Angel Mermaid - Chunky available for trade

03-16-2012, 04:42 PM
BTW - I have to head out for some errands right now, so if you PM me for a trade, I'm not ignoring you. I'm just not near a computer for the next few hours. I'll check messages when I get back. :)

03-16-2012, 04:47 PM
Came in, looked and read, and thought - oh, they're just getting started, yay!

Then I realized I had come to the bottom of page *1* and had twelve more to go! *thud*

So far, I've done cards for the sunflower swap, the African swap and am nearly through the flower swap...then I'll be painting up a storm...probably more AFrican and flower cards since I'm sort of in those ruts, lololo.

03-16-2012, 04:53 PM
Geeze! Y'all are really rocking. Seems like all I can do is, nap. It's the first day of Spring Break for us.:D I did manage to do 3 wax and napkin cards.

03-16-2012, 05:04 PM
Great cards, Hot MamaRama.

Your APCs, bluesybreeze ane wonderful. I love that pig.

Can't wait to see those cards,Jean.

I'm off to make dinner. See you all in alittle while.

03-16-2012, 05:16 PM
Zetti birds and Irish pigs - I couldn't ask for anything more! Great cards! Have a good dinner Sharlene - I cooked a big meal yesterday and Judd is bringing home a big pizza tonight. The left-overs will take care of one meal each day this weekend. :) :)

03-16-2012, 05:24 PM
I have a few more from this evening...

Minnkel has first shout on the piggies, but all available for trade :)

03-16-2012, 05:28 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/large/1_St._Pat.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/1_St._Pat.jpg) Here are my first for trading........collage with prisma markers, inks and glitter mist.

03-16-2012, 05:36 PM
Zetti birds and Irish pigs - I couldn't ask for anything more! Great cards! Have a good dinner Sharlene - I cooked a big meal yesterday and Judd is bringing home a big pizza tonight. The left-overs will take care of one meal each day this weekend. :) :)

I got pizza, too. :)

03-16-2012, 05:58 PM
Just checked the thread this morning an there are 5 wonderful art filled pages of amazing cards. I am so envious of what is on offer as I have traded my ATCs already (still have some chunkies available) and have nothing to offer in return. I am going to put head down and get on with making some cards. Then I can trade...trade...trade. of course you can always PM me if you see anything you like.

Rock on everyone, this is a funtastic swap.

Back later

03-16-2012, 06:02 PM
Heh. Pizza seems like it's what's on the menu...I just picked one up to bake. Hubby and I are looking at doing a movie night with the Pizza and wings, then he has to work on his bike, and he's said he'll leave me to my own devices to art!

I have a few swaps to work on (Underwater Steampunk and March PAT)....but we'll see where my muse takes me.

Loving what everyone is creating! I'll probably be back to ask for trades once I actually have something to trade with. XD Keep it up!

03-16-2012, 06:03 PM
Let the weekend begin and HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY Cathy!

Pizza party sounds good to me!

Nancy your green collages rock!

Yay for more green pigs Madlou! (I wanted a pet pig when I was a kid.)

Howdy Phoenix!

03-16-2012, 06:16 PM
Here is a new green kaliedoscope from me available for trade.

Bee Green

Prints are unlimited.

I'm planning on making a couple of chunkies with this kaleidoscope also. If you'd rather have a chunky just let me know.

03-16-2012, 07:09 PM
Wow, I can do art, but this computer stuff takes way to much art...time....lol I'm still learning.
Sorry I'm running late had an upload time picked and still I'm late. Here they are finally.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_St._Patricks_Marathon__8.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_St._Patricks_Marathon__7.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_St._Patricks_Marathon__6.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/2_St._Patricks_Marathon__5.jpg

03-16-2012, 07:16 PM
WOW!! KESagers, Bee Green is beautiful!!

03-16-2012, 07:17 PM
Wasn't sure there was enough room to upload all 8 cards. So I will make 2 posts. I plan not to do so many at one time.. again.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/2_St._Patricks_Marathon__4.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/2_St._Patricks_Marathon__3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/2_St._Patricks_Marathon__2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/2_St._Patricks_Marathon__1.jpg

03-16-2012, 07:28 PM
I leave you for an hour or so and I missed so much. Great art and welcome MadLou23,
Nancy and HiddenTreasure2010.

There is lots of trading for the weekend. Can't wait.