View Full Version : The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, due June 10, 2012

03-28-2012, 04:25 AM
Due date: June 10, 2012
Sign-Up: untill full/soon enough to get your cards to me on time
Withdraw: doesnŽt matter, as long as you let me know you have to drop
Number of players: 20
Number of cards: 3 for 3
Medium: any, but NO stickers as the focal point of your cards

Returns were mailed June 12, 2012 :)

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

For this swap IŽm NOT looking for portraits of Poe. I want you to pick 3 different works of Poe and depict them on your cards. These can be any of his stories or poems. If you need more info, here are some websites I recommend:

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe)
Wikipedia - bibliography of Poe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe_bibliography)
The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore (http://www.eapoe.org/)
The Gutenberg Project (http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/p#a481)

The Rules:

* all cards must be 2.5" x 3.5" with straight edges, otherwise theyŽll be returned to you

* Best work only. IŽll try to swap effort for effort

* Please keep your cards flat. NO raised buttons, beads or other embellishments please. FLAT embellishments are okay

* Please sign up by posting to this thread ONLY, NOT through a PM

* No problem if you have to drop out, but please let me know. No cards and no communication will result in a neutral iTrader

* Each card should be sent in itŽs own plastic sleeve

* Please include at least username and real name on the back of your cards. We canŽt leave RepPoints if we donŽt know who you are

* Please donŽt just put your cards loose in your envelope when mailing them. Protect them someway. Either use a cut-down 9-pocket sleeve, a little tape or something like that

* Please donŽt tape the daylight out of your cards or the envelope. A little goes a long way. And the more tape is used on your envelope, the higher the risk that I damage your cards if I have to cut it open

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

* A well-concealed $-bill, Euro or a "donation" to my PayPal-Account would be appreciated. IŽll cover postage for those players who have neither of these

* Do NOT send a SASE, unless youŽre in Germany. I canŽt use them and I wonŽt send them back because of the mailing costs

* Please allow enough time for your cards to get to me. Remember, I am in Germany. I usually recommend a mailing time of 2 weeks for overseas players and 1 week for european players

* 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 when you need my address. If you already have my address from a previous swap or trade - it hasnŽt changed.


1. Joss (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1210488&postcount=2)
2. Mikesatc (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1210574&postcount=3)
3. beyondshay
4. papersaga (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1210657&postcount=8)
5. Buterflijp2
6. MsAllison
7. jo.on.the.go (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1210963&postcount=12)
8. pixiecorpse (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1211029&postcount=14)
9. ASchaum (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1211485&postcount=17)
10. Snowariginal
11. atmoore
12. shellyrosebud (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1221580&postcount=35)
13. Tiggerfan1973 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1221582&postcount=36)
14. jessann (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225429&postcount=43)
15. alffly (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1226698&postcount=48)
16. Beverley

03-28-2012, 09:49 AM
Am I first? Yes, I am!

03-28-2012, 01:40 PM
can i join please

03-28-2012, 01:59 PM
YAY, welcome Joss and Mike :)

03-28-2012, 02:04 PM
thanks for having me evelyn

03-28-2012, 02:26 PM
Oooo I want to try stretching my "raven" wings for this one!!! My first Int'l swap too...may I join pretty please?

03-28-2012, 02:27 PM
Sure! Welcome, beyondshay:)

03-29-2012, 12:27 AM
Sign me up. I have ideas for 2 designs already...

03-29-2012, 02:00 AM
Fab, more players! Welcome all:)

03-29-2012, 07:33 AM
"Nevermore, nevermore" would I want to miss this. I did the other Poe swap and it was so much fun ging back and reading his poems and getting ideas for cards. I promise NOT to do a raven because I want to challenge myself on some of the less-known themes.

03-29-2012, 08:09 AM
Wonderful! Welcome, Jo:)

03-29-2012, 10:56 AM
Was going to lurk,and catch up on a bit of light reading hehe but what the hey sign me up please!

03-29-2012, 01:26 PM
I already wondered where youŽve been hiding ***LOL** ;)

03-29-2012, 02:00 PM
I've been sneaking around, trying not to sign up to more swaps hehe, and I went to the library in town, its a long way! and has much better books than the one down the road :D

03-31-2012, 03:59 AM
Sure, welcome ASchaum:)

03-31-2012, 01:24 PM
I wish we did poe for alevels that wouldve been sweet! No we get pride and prejudice,tess of the d'urbervilles chaucer,shakespeare and streetcar named desire, and no I didn't read them all hehe...
I need to go into the cupboard under the stairs to find my poe collection, don't think I've even read 1 so I'll be learning :D

03-31-2012, 03:03 PM
Welcome to the swap and to AfA, Snowariginal:)

@ pixiecorpse: not even 1????? Be careful when you start reading his stuff, you may become addicted :)

03-31-2012, 03:22 PM
Nope! I know I'm rubbish! Took me ages to read dracula and frankenstien couldn't get past the first chapter of lord of the rings, if there's too much scene setting I lose my concentration :D but I will read poe I promise :D

04-01-2012, 04:09 AM
WeŽll see! Most of his stories and poems are quite short;)

04-03-2012, 06:28 PM
THe Tell Tale Heart
The Raven
Masque of the Red Death

04-03-2012, 06:30 PM
they are AWESOME mike!!!

04-03-2012, 08:00 PM
Thank you Gemma

04-03-2012, 09:06 PM
Nice work Mike.

I have two of mine done so far.

04-04-2012, 02:00 AM
Fab start, Mike. CanŽt wait to see them IRL :)

04-04-2012, 01:49 PM
they'll be mailed out to you tomorrow Evelyn

04-04-2012, 01:56 PM
I've sketched out a couple :D I can't find my book so I cheated and read story synopsis online :wideeyed:
But I will find it and read them :D

04-04-2012, 03:39 PM
I'd like to participate in the swap if possible!

I'm a new member, but I think this would be an awesome first swap. I've already got some ideas and sketches worked out!

04-05-2012, 12:54 AM
It surely is, atmoore. Welcome to this swap and to AfA!

04-16-2012, 03:55 AM
Great! Thanks for letting me know:D

04-17-2012, 08:01 PM
I've been looking for an ATC challange and I think this is it. Please sign me up!

04-17-2012, 08:04 PM
I would love to do this swap! Poe has always been a favorite of mine.

04-18-2012, 07:26 AM
Thats fantastic Snowariginal!!!!

I'm getting there with mine :D

04-21-2012, 11:57 AM
I enjoyed this so much.All done with watercolours. Thanks for hosting again Evie.

99154 Mystery and Madness

99155 Tell-tale heart

99156 House of Usher

99157 Black Raven

04-21-2012, 12:02 PM
They are fantastic Joss!!!!

04-21-2012, 12:07 PM
Great cards everyone:) CanŽt wait to see what the other players come up with.

04-22-2012, 11:58 AM
I just read Poe's story The Black Cat. Pretty creepy. Inspiration for my first card.

04-25-2012, 02:15 PM
I would like to sign up please!!!! Thank you!

04-25-2012, 04:26 PM
Phew finally!!! Mine are in my gallery!
Thing is now I can't remember which stories go to which picture! Dang it!!! Now need to go skim read again!

04-25-2012, 05:05 PM
These will go out soon:

El Dorado - "Gaily bedight, a gallant knight, in sunshine and in shadow, had journeyed long, singing a song in search of El Dorado"
The Oval Portrait - "The rays of numerous candles now fell...I thus saw in vivid light a picture...It was a portrait of a young girl".
The Haunted Palace - "Banners yellow, glorious golden on its roof did float and flow...Through two luminous windows saw spirits moving musically"
The Black Cat - "I...deliberately cut one of its eys from the socket!"

04-26-2012, 01:26 AM
Welcome jessann, thank you for playing:)

Wonderful cards, pixie and jo!

Pixie, think the first one could be The Cask of Amontillado or the Black Cat. Not sure about the other two, the pics are a little blurry. The third may be A Descent into the Maelström.

04-26-2012, 02:01 AM
I will go and check those stories thanks evalila! The last one could be murders on the rue morgue its an orangutan climbing the drainpipe and a badly drawn sailor underneath and in the window a pair of feet dangle from the fireplace, once I've scanned I'll post in the thread :D

04-28-2012, 03:26 AM
Sure alffly, IŽll add you to the list! Thank you for playing:)

04-28-2012, 11:37 PM

Check out my 3 Edgar Allan Poe cards I just finished.

04-28-2012, 11:39 PM
I'm having issues uploading pics. I think they turned out great even though you all can't see them. I'll get them in the mail this week!

04-29-2012, 01:40 PM
CanŽt wait to see your cards. IŽll be looking out for them :)

04-29-2012, 02:01 PM
Received great cards from Joss and Mikesatc! Thank you for the extra:)

05-02-2012, 03:59 AM
Hi all!

IŽll be in Spain for the next two weeks. IŽm not sure if I have internet access there, but IŽll try to check in here if I have. My parents-in-law will take care of the mail.

05-02-2012, 10:20 AM
Ooh have a lovely time!
I might drag my heels a little to mail these out and get the earlier swaps out first but I'll post here so you know when they're mailed :D

05-08-2012, 09:54 AM
Mine went postal today! And I labeled 1 wrong so whoever gets black cat its actually the cask of amontilado (I know I've spelt it wrong :D)

05-09-2012, 03:34 PM
Please sign me up :)

05-09-2012, 04:02 PM
Beverley, evalilas on holiday but there's spots left so I think its safe to say welcome aboard :D

05-09-2012, 04:35 PM
Thanx, PC :)

05-09-2012, 04:53 PM
Your welcome Beverley :D

05-10-2012, 10:17 AM
Welcome to the swap, Beverley!

Thank you for jumping in, pixie :)

05-10-2012, 11:25 AM
Your welcome Evalila! Hope you had a lovely holiday! :D

05-11-2012, 05:28 AM
I'm still in Spain - and it's lovely. Thank you:)

05-11-2012, 05:48 AM
Ooh you get back to your holiday! Send some sun my way! :D

05-18-2012, 02:04 AM
My cards are done. I will post pics of them and mail them out in they morning.

ETA: I put them in the mail this morning.

05-18-2012, 12:46 PM
I finally got a chance to put my Poe cards in my gallery. Here they are:

05-18-2012, 12:54 PM
They are fantastic tiggerfan!!!!! :D

05-18-2012, 01:32 PM
Great cards!!!

IŽve got a bunch of envelopes here, will check, post and leave iTraders tomorrow:)

05-18-2012, 01:49 PM
No rest now your back :D hope you had a fantastic time! :D

05-19-2012, 01:04 PM
First post is updated and iTraders have been left :)

05-19-2012, 01:29 PM
Awww shucks I was hoping mine might have been there, I wonder why they're taking forever to get across europe as long a sthey make it in time and don't take a month I'll be happy :D

05-19-2012, 01:52 PM
When did you mail them? I found that lately mail between the UK and Germany takes longer than between the US and Germany... Very strange :eek: Or is your mail system still "upside-down"?? I thought it was getting better.

05-19-2012, 02:14 PM
Think since the price increase its gotten worse which is a bit daft, I sent them on the 8th but we had a bank holiday on the 7th so that always messes up the mail a bit. I'm due some mail disappearance though its been a while :D

05-23-2012, 03:31 AM
pixie, your great cards arrived this morning:) I have no idea why it took so long, but now theyŽre safe and sound. Thank you for the extra:)

05-23-2012, 03:47 AM
Yippee!!!! So glad they remembered where they were going!

05-28-2012, 12:40 AM
Fantastic cards, alffly - IŽll be looking out for them :)

05-28-2012, 01:44 AM
Wow alffly! They are awesome!!!!

05-29-2012, 09:56 PM
Sorry to hear that, but no problem. Thanks for letting me know!

05-31-2012, 03:50 PM
Evalila...*very disappointed with myself* I am going to have to drop this swap!

Couldn't get my Poe muse to help me in time to get cards to you from the US! I feel terrible...this is the first time I've dropped a swap. :embarrassed:

My apologies!

06-01-2012, 02:49 AM
No problem, beyondshay, maybe next time. Thanks for letting me know!

06-05-2012, 12:00 AM
Great! IŽll let you know when they arrive. We still have the grace period ;)

06-06-2012, 03:36 AM
Great cards from jessann and Tiggerfan1973 have arrived today! Thank you for the extras!

Still waiting for 2 sets, then itŽs swapping time:)

06-06-2012, 03:45 AM
Ooh not long now :jiggy:

06-06-2012, 08:27 PM

06-11-2012, 03:28 AM
alffly, your fab cards are here, thank you for the extra:)

One set of cards is still en route. I plan to swap cards on Friday and mail returns on Saturday the latest. Hope they have arrived until then.

06-11-2012, 02:10 PM
Fingers crossed :D woohoo! :jiggy:

06-12-2012, 03:47 AM
ASchaum, your great cards arrived today:) Thank you for the extra!


06-12-2012, 09:01 AM

I added links to the names in the first post to make leaving RepPoints easier for you ;)

06-12-2012, 01:57 PM
Woop! Woop! :jiggy: can't wait for returns :D

06-14-2012, 06:15 AM
Hehe I didn't have to wait too long it seems! They're here! Yay! Thank you evalila for an awesome swap and thank you to jo.on.the.go,alffly and tiggerfan1973 for the wonderful depictions of poes stories they ROCK!!!!
To rep and itraders I go :D

06-15-2012, 05:45 PM
Yippeee, mine are here too! Thanks for hosting yet another successful swap Evie, and reps going to:

06-16-2012, 12:41 PM
My cards arrived yesterday...What a treat. Great swap....I never tire of Poe.
And thanks to these artists:
pixiecorpse - Descent into the Maelstron
alffly - Murder in the Rue Morgue
shellyrosebud - Pit and the Pendulum

06-16-2012, 06:03 PM
My cards arrived today.
to jo.on.the.go
Paper Saga

06-18-2012, 09:44 AM
My cards came in Saturday. I got some awesome cards from AShaum, jessann, and pixiecorpse.