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Evalila
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.


Players:

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

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

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

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

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

beyondshay
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?

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

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

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

jo.on.the.go
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.

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

pixiecorpse
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!

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

pixiecorpse
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

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

pixiecorpse
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

Evalila
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 :)

pixiecorpse
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

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

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

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

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

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

I have two of mine done so far.

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

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

pixiecorpse
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

atmoore
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!

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

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

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

Tiggerfan1973
04-17-2012, 08:04 PM
I would love to do this swap! Poe has always been a favorite of mine.

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

I'm getting there with mine :D

Joss
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

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

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

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

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

pixiecorpse
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!

jo.on.the.go
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!"

Evalila
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.

pixiecorpse
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

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

shellyrosebud
04-28-2012, 11:37 PM
http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/79569277@N05/?saved=1

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

shellyrosebud
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!

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

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

Evalila
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.

pixiecorpse
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

pixiecorpse
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)

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

pixiecorpse
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

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

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

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

Thank you for jumping in, pixie :)

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

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

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

Tiggerfan1973
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.

Tiggerfan1973
05-18-2012, 12:46 PM
I finally got a chance to put my Poe cards in my gallery. Here they are:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/20212/small/1_EA_Poe_Swap.jpg

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

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

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

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

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

pixiecorpse
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

Evalila
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.

pixiecorpse
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

Evalila
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:)

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

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

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

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

beyondshay
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!

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

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

Evalila
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:)

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

Tiggerfan1973
06-06-2012, 08:27 PM
Yay!:jiggy:

Evalila
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.

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

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

SWAPPING TIME :)

Evalila
06-12-2012, 09:01 AM
RETURNS ARE ON THEIR WAY!:)

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

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

pixiecorpse
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

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

jo.on.the.go
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

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

Tiggerfan1973
06-18-2012, 09:44 AM
My cards came in Saturday. I got some awesome cards from AShaum, jessann, and pixiecorpse.