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KittyNL
03-28-2012, 03:15 PM
Due Date: June 10, 2012
Sign-up: until full/early enough to get your cards to me in time
Withdraw: please let me know asap, maybe someone else would like to join
Number of cards: 3 for 3 only
Number of players: 30
Medium: Mixed Media / Collage


Welcome to my second black and white swap! The theme is black and white collage and mixed media. A little splash of color is allowed, but your cards should be mainly black and white.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_VALaTART_13.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_VALaTART_3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Dec_ATART_21.jpg

* Your cards must be 2.5" x 3.5". Original art only, no copies or prints. Each card must be different.
* Please keep your cards as flat as possible. No raised beads, buttons or other embellishments, please. FLAT embellishments are okay.
* Only collaged or mixed media cards are welcome. NO stickers as the focal point of your cards!
* This is a 3 for 3 swap only.
* If you have to withdraw, please let me know as soon as possible, maybe someone else would like to join.
* Each card should be send in itŽs own plastic sleeve.
* Please include at least username, real name and origin on the back of your cards. We canŽt leave RepPoints if we donŽt know who you are.

* IŽll provide the envelopes. Please sent a LARGE address label or piece of paper with your name and address typed on.
* A well concealed €, $ or LOOSE US-stamp to cover postage would be appreciated. IŽll cover postage for all other players.
* Please allow enough time for your cards to get to me. I am in the Netherlands and I 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

* PM me for my address when youŽre ready to mail.

Players:
1. papersaga cards arrived
2. katelnorth cards arrived
3. WildGoose cards arrived
4. Rogue Gal cards arrived
5. Evalila cards arrived
6. theweavershand cards arrived
7. rebecca410
8. Pikkis cards arrived
9. alanabannana cards arrived
10. Vicki_Z cards arrived
11. Jewels cards arrived
12. pixiecorpse cards arrived
13. sallyannart cards arrived
14. 1orange cards arrived
15. jensaz cards arrived
16. xx
17. xx
18. beyondshay cards arrived
19. Simmo cards arrived
20. Mouseit cards arrived
21. xx
22. HiddenTreasure2010 cards arrived
23. mrubyjean cards arrived
24. /??
25. snowariginal cards arrived
26. margoartist cards arrived
27. Laurie Kett cards arrived
28. Connie Powell cards arrived
29. lindalaelm cards arrived
30. julyschild cards arrived

Waiting list:
1. justfourtwoday

ferretgirl
03-28-2012, 08:16 PM
KittyNL, I'd like to sign up for this swap, as well. Thanks!

WildGoose
03-28-2012, 09:17 PM
Wonderful sample of vintage images,here..... I'm in, Kitty!
( Query - shades of gray allowed within the blacks?... )

KittyNL
03-29-2012, 01:46 AM
Welcome papersaga, ferretgirl and WildGoose!

@WildGoose; yes, shades of gray are allowed.

Rogue Gal
03-29-2012, 02:04 AM
I'm in - sign me up please!

Evalila
03-29-2012, 02:18 AM
Me please:)

theweavershand
03-29-2012, 02:26 AM
sign me up please! hopefully life will be much more settled by then.

rebecca410
03-29-2012, 02:39 AM
Sign me up!!

Pikkis
03-29-2012, 02:39 AM
IŽd like to play, please :)!

alanabannana
03-29-2012, 06:07 AM
I'm game. Sign me up please

Vicki Z
03-29-2012, 07:32 AM
Please sign me up.

KittyNL
03-29-2012, 08:27 AM
Welcome to the swap Rogue Gal, Evalila, theweavershand, rebecca410, Pikkis, alanabannana and Vicki_Z!

Jewels
03-29-2012, 09:58 AM
I'm in, please.

KittyNL
03-29-2012, 10:54 AM
Welcome Jewels!

pixiecorpse
03-29-2012, 11:12 AM
Me too! I'd love to play please! :D

KittyNL
03-29-2012, 11:35 AM
Welcome pixiecorpse!

sallyannart
03-29-2012, 12:03 PM
Count me in, Kitty! Although, this time I won't be able to join you in person to make my cards. :(

KittyNL
03-29-2012, 12:16 PM
Hi Sally, It is a shame that we cannot make our cards together.. :nah:. Maybe next time? When are you coming to NL? :)

Welcome to my (remote) swap!

sallyannart
03-29-2012, 03:19 PM
I will be there during the first two weeks of September. Hoping we can get together.
Hugs back!

KittyNL
03-29-2012, 04:06 PM
I will be there during the first two weeks of September. Hoping we can get together.
Hugs back!

Absolutely!!

1orange
03-29-2012, 10:41 PM
Sign me up please

KittyNL
03-30-2012, 02:20 AM
Welcome 1orange!

jensaz
03-30-2012, 02:25 AM
I'd like to sign up too!!

KittyNL
03-30-2012, 02:51 AM
Welcome to the swap jensaz!

shayNOLA
03-30-2012, 02:30 PM
Kitty, I'd love to join your swap!

KittyNL
03-30-2012, 04:04 PM
Welcome Shay!

1orange
03-31-2012, 04:38 AM
Sorry but I just can't figure out how to post my pictures here, it's just not working.
How ever they are in my gallery if you wanna look, or maybe some help on how to get my computer to do as it's told.

KittyNL
03-31-2012, 04:51 AM
Hi Alicia,

Lovely cards in your gallery!!


Have you tried this:

Open the gallery page that shows the image you want to include in a new window
Right click on your image
Choose properties
Copy the url of the image

Go to the thread, in the reply box, click on the Insert Image button (the one with the mountain) and paste the link. You will see code in the box, but as you posts it should show your image.

If it doesn't work, let me know, I will post them for you :)

1orange
03-31-2012, 04:56 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/272/large/1_too_much_twilight.jpg

Lets see if this works

1orange
03-31-2012, 04:58 AM
Thank you, I did one, :notworthy:
I will try another.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/272/small/1_x-rated.jpg

1orange
03-31-2012, 04:59 AM
Two more!!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/272/small/1_lookin_thru_the_darkness.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/272/small/1_In_around_us.jpg

KittyNL
03-31-2012, 05:02 AM
Great cards 1orange! Thanks for posting to the thread!

Evalila
03-31-2012, 08:54 AM
Already finished my cards, IŽll let you know when they start their journey :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_BlackAndWhite003.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_BlackAndWhite004.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_BlackAndWhite002.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_BlackAndWhite001.jpg

Pikkis
03-31-2012, 09:54 AM
Wonderful start for this swap 1orange and Evalila :)! Great cards!

pixiecorpse
03-31-2012, 12:06 PM
Wow! They are fantastic!!!! I was so busy thinking collage I never even thought to do them like that 1orange!!! Love edward, I've made edward and bella a bit like that :D

KittyNL
03-31-2012, 02:26 PM
Great cards Evelyn!

MelanieS
03-31-2012, 05:16 PM
LOVE the look of black & white collages!
Please sign me up!

beyondshay
03-31-2012, 11:53 PM
OOooo PRETTY!!! I want to play please.

KittyNL
04-01-2012, 02:12 AM
Welcome MelanieS, beyondshay and Simmo!

Mouseit
04-01-2012, 05:12 AM
Seeing its so far out in June and I will be home again from said daughters wedding.. please count me in.. LOL Bekk has lined up some great scrapbooking/craft places for me to visit in my 3 weeks away!

KittyNL
04-01-2012, 05:21 AM
Welcome to the swap Mouseit.... Oh.... I love to visit new scrapbooking and craft places.. :spinny:. I went to a mixed media workshop yesterday in a shop... They had lovely papers, stamps, sigh.... Have fun! And with the wedding of course :)

pixiecorpse
04-01-2012, 06:28 AM
I'm toying with dragging my mum to the local ish craft store :D

crafty
04-01-2012, 10:26 AM
sign me up please
joan

KittyNL
04-01-2012, 10:34 AM
Welcome crafty!

KittyNL
04-01-2012, 11:59 AM
Geez. That was rude. I asked a question and it was totally ignored.

Sorry, I missed your post... Anyway, please do not spill soda on your cards. Your cards should be mainly black and white, if needed you can add some color.

HiddenTreasure2010
04-01-2012, 01:18 PM
I would love to join if there is a spot open.

KittyNL
04-01-2012, 01:19 PM
Welcome HiddenTreasure2010!

KittyNL
04-01-2012, 01:20 PM
Will try to keep the gerbil from tracking poop on them, too.

If your gerbil poops in black or white, then it is ok :)

mrubyjean
04-01-2012, 06:02 PM
Kitty, I'd like to join your swap...I made two cards so far...if these are OK, please sign me up ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_b_w1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_b_w2.jpg

Black and white is a challenge for me because what I think looks white or black looks different when placed next to other blacks or whites.

Cat's Cradle
04-01-2012, 06:34 PM
Kitty, I'd love to join. I love working in mixed media and black and white. :cute:

Evalila
04-02-2012, 02:45 AM
My cards went in the mail this morning :)

pixiecorpse
04-02-2012, 06:21 AM
They are fantastic mrubyjean!

KittyNL
04-02-2012, 12:49 PM
Great cards mrubyjean! I have signed you up!

And also welcome to cat's cradle, snowariginal and margoartist, have fun in the black and white swap!

KittyNL
04-02-2012, 12:55 PM
My cards went in the mail this morning :)

Great! I will let you know when they arrive.

Squigglebrain
04-02-2012, 01:01 PM
I'm In! I'm In!!! I have cards already, just waiting to go out! Let me know where to send 'em and I will see them off post-haste!

KittyNL
04-02-2012, 01:03 PM
Welcome Squigglebrain, I will pm you my addy straight away!

Vicki Z
04-02-2012, 02:22 PM
My cards are finished.
I need your address, please.

beyondshay
04-02-2012, 02:54 PM
Here are my cards! Really enjoyed making these...the topic isn't as easy as you'd think!
Cards will go in the mail tomorrow!
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q155/justsayshay/1BlackWhiteSwap.jpg

1orange
04-02-2012, 03:47 PM
cool cards

Connie Powell
04-02-2012, 04:22 PM
I've been wanting to do one of these black and white swaps. Please count me in. Thanks.

KittyNL
04-03-2012, 06:27 AM
Welcome Connie Powell!

KittyNL
04-03-2012, 06:28 AM
Great cards beyondshay, I just pm-ed you my address.

shayNOLA
04-03-2012, 05:16 PM
Hi Kitty... one down, three to go! :) 'Strong of Heart' (Scrap paper background, girl is a copy of my original art, acrylic paint).
Btw, I received your PIF Inchies. They're gorgeous! How do you get that look, the final coat?

beyondshay
04-03-2012, 10:16 PM
Cards went in the mail today! Thanks for the great swap :)

mrubyjean
04-04-2012, 12:47 AM
Nice cards, beyondshay and shayNOLA!

Here are my last two ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_b_w3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_b_w4.jpg

KittyNL
04-04-2012, 06:30 AM
Btw, I received your PIF Inchies. They're gorgeous! How do you get that look, the final coat?

Hi Shay, for the final coat I used liquid polymer. It is a kind of gel, you put it on your work and then in the oven for about 30 minutes to harden. I am experimenting as well with ATCs, but it is much harder to get a smooth surface. But I will get there :)

KittyNL
04-04-2012, 06:31 AM
I will let you know when your cards arrive, beyondshay

Vicki Z
04-04-2012, 07:51 AM
Here are my last two ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_b_w3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_b_w4.jpg

LOVE that elephant!!

pixiecorpse
04-04-2012, 09:41 AM
Fantastic cards mrubyjean!!!

beyondshay
04-04-2012, 11:28 AM
love love love the elephant card mrubyjean!

KittyNL
04-04-2012, 01:44 PM
Great start ShayNOLA and great cards mrubyjean!

KittyNL
04-04-2012, 01:56 PM
Evalila, your cards have arrived! They are beautiful! Oh.... this is going to be a marvelous swap...:)

julyschild
04-04-2012, 07:45 PM
I'd like to participate, please sign me up.

KittyNL
04-05-2012, 08:01 AM
Welcome to the black and white swap lindalaelm & julyschild!

KittyNL
04-05-2012, 11:47 AM
There is a lot of inspiration going on, lots of you have already pm-ed me for my address as you are finished or about to finish the cards for this swap!

Tomorrow I am going to one of the Dutch islands and stay there this Easter weekend. I will take my laptop and try to check in every now and then. But if you need my addy urgently and you cannot wait til Tuesday, send me a pm now and I will pm you my addy back.

Have a nice creative weekend all!

pixiecorpse
04-05-2012, 12:08 PM
Ooh have a great weekend! Please can I have your addy, I hope to get them finished this weekend :D

shayNOLA
04-05-2012, 07:39 PM
Have a nice, relaxing time, Kitty!

Pikkis
04-06-2012, 12:06 PM
My black and white cards are ready :)! It was fun to play with my black and white papers + ribbons!

pixiecorpse
04-06-2012, 12:15 PM
Wow! They are awesome pikkis!!! :D

Pikkis
04-06-2012, 12:20 PM
Thanks pixie, youŽre always so kind :)!

rebecca410
04-06-2012, 01:46 PM
Here are my cards. They will go in the mail soon.

Laurie Kett
04-06-2012, 02:01 PM
Love to join!

pixiecorpse
04-06-2012, 04:23 PM
Wow! Awesome Rebecca!!!!!

Just in case you haven't read, Laurie, Kittys away for the weekend so don't worry if your name doesn't appear on the list until she gets back :D

alanabannana
04-06-2012, 06:39 PM
I knew I bought that reproduction Sears catalog for a reason ( a steal at 50 cents last fall) I have Domestic Goddess, Banjo time, Barn owl and Dancing

mrubyjean
04-06-2012, 07:01 PM
Wonderful cards, Pikkis, rebecca and alana!
Love that barn owl, Alana!

beyondshay
04-06-2012, 07:08 PM
My first attempt at mailing overseas failed...received my envie back today...:nah: Will go BACK OUT tomorrow, hopefully this time with success (fingers crossed)!

pixiecorpse
04-07-2012, 03:23 PM
Wooo! They are fantastic Alana!!!

And oh no that's so poo beyondshay! Although its good they came back to you I've got a few lost in the oblivion of time and space :(

Connie Powell
04-09-2012, 06:51 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/15861/large/1_ATC_BW_001__640x441_.jpg

Here are two cards that I've made so far. Not sure why they look so big, I'm still getting the hang of uploading pics. I've never done black and white cards before. What do you think? Are they ok?

Pikkis
04-09-2012, 07:43 AM
Well Connie, I think they are more than ok, they are fantastic :)!

pixiecorpse
04-09-2012, 07:48 AM
I agree with pikkis! They are awesome!!!

Connie Powell
04-09-2012, 08:21 AM
Thanks Pikkis & Pixiecorpse! I will have more in a few days.

marilou
04-09-2012, 08:41 AM
Just find out about this swap, I was out of the country. And now it is already full.
Maybe next time. Cards posted so far are gorgeous

Laurie Kett
04-09-2012, 11:30 AM
I thought I signed up for this swap....is it to late?

katelnorth
04-09-2012, 07:50 PM
Kitty, if you are starting a waiting list, could I go on it please? I've been trying to resist looking at new swaps, but see what happens - I miss a really good one!

KittyNL
04-10-2012, 10:37 AM
I am back! I had a lovely relaxing weekend, thank you all for keeping the thread going in my absence :notworthy:

Laurie Kett and katelnorth; I have put you both on the waiting list, if someone drops, I will pm you.

KittyNL
04-10-2012, 10:38 AM
Just find out about this swap, I was out of the country. And now it is already full.
Maybe next time. Cards posted so far are gorgeous

Hi Marilou, shall I put you on the waiting list in case someone drops?

KittyNL
04-10-2012, 10:41 AM
Great cards Pikkis, Rebecca410, alanabannana and Connie Powell!!

pixiecorpse
04-10-2012, 10:46 AM
Mine are on their way...now just need to post them here :D

KittyNL
04-10-2012, 10:55 AM
Hi Pixiecorpse, I will let you know when they arrive! And yes, please post them in the thread, it is great to see all cards together! I will post mine as well.

KittyNL
04-10-2012, 10:58 AM
Yesterday it was raining in the afternoon and Auntie Kitty was babysitting the 2 year old (she was sound asleep for 2 hours, was exhausted after swimming :)), so I had some time to finish a few ATCs.

I made 4 for this swap... which one shall I choose as host card? Hahaha

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Black_and_White_MM_swap_I.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Black_and_White_MM_swap_II.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Black_and_White_MM_swap_III.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Black_and_White_MM_swap_IV.jpg

marilou
04-10-2012, 11:55 AM
No thanks Kitty, I will be away the rest of the week, and last week of April and first of May.
Busy travel times for me, so I can not guaranty I will finish the cards in time. Thanks!

pixiecorpse
04-10-2012, 02:43 PM
They are fantastic Kitty!!!!!

Jewels
04-10-2012, 10:09 PM
Here's mine. I'll get them sent out shortly.

1orange
04-10-2012, 10:22 PM
great cards jewels

KittyNL
04-11-2012, 02:49 AM
Great cards Jewels!

Pikkis
04-11-2012, 07:06 AM
Love those jewels :)!

KittyNL
04-11-2012, 01:44 PM
Vicki Z, your cards have arrived. Love them!

KittyNL
04-13-2012, 07:19 AM
pixiecorpse and Pikkis, your cards have arrived! Great sets :)

pixiecorpse
04-13-2012, 08:04 AM
Yay! They were fast! Glad they got there safely! And I still haven't put them on here hehe!

They are gorgeous jewels!!!!

KittyNL
04-14-2012, 05:35 AM
lindalaelm and beyondshay, your beautiful cards have arrived!

Vicki Z
04-14-2012, 02:14 PM
Everyone is doing such wonderful cards, and they are all so different.
It always amazes me, that with the same color combination and the same card size, there is still so many variables.

KittyNL
04-15-2012, 02:40 AM
Everyone is doing such wonderful cards, and they are all so different.
It always amazes me, that with the same color combination and the same card size, there is still so many variables.

Isn't that great Vicki? It amazes me too. There are wonderfull pieces of art already in this swap. And when I receive them I get them out of their sleeves and 'study' them, to see what technique is used :)

Connie Powell
04-15-2012, 08:43 AM
I will be mailing my cards Monday or Tuesday.

mrubyjean
04-15-2012, 08:02 PM
My cards were mailed yesterday.

Squigglebrain
04-16-2012, 05:36 AM
This is a bummer, but I am having to cut back on so many things this month, I should really drop this swap- I know there is a waiting list, so that's a YAY for those people! I am just having trouble managing to make my cards as awesome as those in the swap, so I figured, this would be a good time to step back and let someone else play!

Let me know for sure you got this, so I know I am dropped and someone else is in!

KittyNL
04-17-2012, 02:54 AM
I will let you know when they arrive mrubyjean!

KittyNL
04-17-2012, 02:56 AM
OK Squigglebrain, I will take you off the list, take care. I will ask Laurie if she wants to join.

Connie Powell
04-17-2012, 04:16 PM
Hi Kitty,
I put my cards in the mail today.

KittyNL
04-18-2012, 03:16 AM
Great Connie Powell, I will let you know when they arrive!

KittyNL
04-18-2012, 03:17 AM
Welcome to the swap Laurie Kett!

KittyNL
04-20-2012, 07:13 AM
Cards have arrived from Jewels, alanabannana, 1orange and mrubyjean! Great cards everyone!!

shayNOLA
04-20-2012, 09:03 AM
Hi Kitty! I was wondering if it's ok to use other mixed media elements such as modeling paste, stencils, acrylic, etc. I noticed there was a lot of collage and wondering if it was ok to mix it up a bit. Hope you're having a great day!

KittyNL
04-20-2012, 10:19 AM
Hi Kitty! I was wondering if it's ok to use other mixed media elements such as modeling paste, stencils, acrylic, etc. I noticed there was a lot of collage and wondering if it was ok to mix it up a bit. Hope you're having a great day!

Hi Shay! Absolutely! Use any materials and techniques you like :notworthy:

KittyNL
04-21-2012, 07:38 AM
Connie Powell; your great cards have arrived!

KittyNL
04-22-2012, 04:36 AM
may i be put on the waiting list for this swap please?

Sure! I have put you on the list.

KittyNL
04-24-2012, 01:53 PM
Papersaga and julyschild, your cards have arrived!

ferretgirl
05-06-2012, 06:05 AM
KittyNL, I am afraid that I am going to have to drop out of this awesome swap. Maybe you will have another one like it eventually?

KittyNL
05-06-2012, 07:37 AM
Thanks for letting me know ferretgirl!

KittyNL
05-06-2012, 08:32 AM
Welcome katelnorth!

Rogue Gal
05-06-2012, 07:05 PM
Mine are finished - this was fun!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3641/small/1_black_and_white_swap.jpg_001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=300416)

mrubyjean
05-06-2012, 07:25 PM
Those are lovely, Rogue Gal...awesome owl!

KittyNL
05-07-2012, 03:27 AM
Great cards Rogue Gal!

KittyNL
05-07-2012, 03:28 AM
Hi snowariginal, they are a bit strange, but I like strange :)

pixiecorpse
05-07-2012, 03:52 AM
They are awesome roguegal and snowariginal!
I really love the leatherface :D

KittyNL
05-10-2012, 02:51 PM
Only 1 month to go :wideeyed:

HiddenTreasure2010
05-10-2012, 10:07 PM
Here is a preview of the cards I'm sending. Hope this is what you had in mind..http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Black_and_white_2_abstract.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Black_and_white_2_evening_glow.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Black_and_white_2_A_Garden__Veiw.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Black_and_white_2_Steampunk_Ellie.jpg

1orange
05-10-2012, 10:42 PM
I like your cards to, the tree is my fav.

HiddenTreasure2010
05-10-2012, 11:28 PM
Thanks for your kind words. After seeing them online I felt they needed something more. Here is the revised version.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Black_and_white_2_A_Garden__Veiw_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Black_and_white_2_abstract_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Black_and_white_2_evening_glow_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Black_and_white_2_Steampunk_Ellie_2.jpg

pixiecorpse
05-11-2012, 02:09 AM
They are fantastic hiddentreasure!

Its good to know where your strong points are snowariginal ;)

KittyNL
05-11-2012, 02:56 AM
Great cards HT!

HiddenTreasure2010
05-11-2012, 07:31 PM
Cards were mailed today....yeahhh

KittyNL
05-12-2012, 07:25 AM
Cards were mailed today....yeahhh

I will let you know when they arrive!

KittyNL
05-12-2012, 07:25 AM
snowariginal, your cards have arrived!

pixiecorpse
05-13-2012, 06:18 AM
It tickles me that I've sent swaps to usa only to get returns from people here in uk knowing where they're from and the stamps are part of the excitement :D

KittyNL
05-13-2012, 12:28 PM
@snowariginal, isn't it amazing?
@pixiecorpse, I love the stamps too... :)

KittyNL
05-13-2012, 12:31 PM
During the next few weeks I will be travelling a lot. So if you don't hear from me that your cards have arrived, do not despair. They might be waiting for me when I come home :).

pixiecorpse
05-14-2012, 04:56 AM
Hope your travelling somewhere nice! :D

KittyNL
05-14-2012, 02:24 PM
Hi pixiecorpse, well, I am actually in London now and I got the wifi working in the apartment :). I have to work this week and next week but my sister will be visiting during the weekend. Thursday is a bankholiday in the Netherlands, so we have a long weekend.

And then a few days at home and then off to the CREATE Mixed Media event in the US. I have a few days before the workshops start to do some sightseeing and shopping and then 5 days full of workshops. HEAVEN.

KittyNL
05-14-2012, 02:46 PM
I will keep you all posted!!

sallyannart
05-14-2012, 06:14 PM
My cards are completed and will be in tomorrow's mail. I have posted them in the gallery.

sallyannart
05-14-2012, 06:17 PM
Kitty, which Create workshop are you attending? I will be at the one in Somerset, New Jersey in July.

WildGoose
05-14-2012, 11:25 PM
It has been said a few times in your swap here ,KittyNL. but I have to say again-

It's just so fantastic how everyone's approach is so different!

My 4 Retro-look ones for in the mail tomorrow, collages all-

1orange
05-15-2012, 03:04 AM
Very nice

pixiecorpse
05-15-2012, 05:32 AM
Wow! Have a wonderful time kitty!
And snowariginal and beyondshay!
I am so jealous!
And wildgoose they are gorgeous!!!

Connie Powell
05-15-2012, 12:34 PM
It has been said a few times in your swap here ,KittyNL. but I have to say again-

It's just so fantastic how everyone's approach is so different!

My 4 Retro-look ones for in the mail tomorrow, collages all-


Oh I love the two on the left. WildGoose....Very cool cards!

Connie Powell
05-15-2012, 12:43 PM
Great cards Rogue Gal. I especially like "The girls".

KittyNL
05-15-2012, 01:30 PM
Hi Sally, I am going to the one in Irvine, Orange Country from the 30th of May. How sad we are going to the 'same' event, only in different places...:no:


Kitty, which Create workshop are you attending? I will be at the one in Somerset, New Jersey in July.

KittyNL
05-15-2012, 01:30 PM
Great cards WildGoose!

Cat's Cradle
05-16-2012, 04:50 PM
I'm sorry Kitty, but I need to withdraw.

Mouseit
05-18-2012, 06:57 AM
Has created her cards, LOL Just need to refine and finish them.. I think I am happy with them....

KittyNL
05-18-2012, 01:03 PM
Cat's cradle, I will delete your name from the list.

KittyNL
05-18-2012, 01:04 PM
Has created her cards, LOL Just need to refine and finish them.. I think I am happy with them....

Ohhh.... show them to us Ruth :)

MelanieS
05-18-2012, 05:30 PM
Sorry, but I am going to have to drop out. :(

KittyNL
05-19-2012, 02:17 PM
Sorry, but I am going to have to drop out. :(

OK Melanie, I will take you off the list.

Mouseit
05-20-2012, 05:51 PM
Kitty - I will as soon as I get home tonight - I don't have time to scan them until after work, I ruined one when I used a tombo pen thinking that it was not going to run.. it did so I had to create another card, I am actually more happier with the new one so that's good...LOL
Its all good and hopefully they will be in the mail tomorrow, so will get there in plenty of time I HOPE ~ if my postman and yours are good!

Mouseit
05-21-2012, 03:04 AM
Hi All,
Here's a sneaky peek of my cards.
Believe it or not its all white and black don't know where the red came from.. I am thinking a new printer might be in order! LOL

jensaz
05-21-2012, 03:35 AM
Mine will be in the mail today.

Connie Powell
05-21-2012, 06:54 AM
Hi Mouseit,
Very pretty cards. Love Time after Time. It looks Epic!

Mouseit
05-21-2012, 05:04 PM
Thanks Connie, I try to do something with some of my cards....LOL that one I like too!

theweavershand
05-22-2012, 03:06 AM
Here are mine. I'll try to have them out to you by the end of the week.

Rogue Gal
05-22-2012, 03:19 AM
Ooh, I adore the cat and bird cards, Amy!

theweavershand
05-22-2012, 03:51 AM
thanks, Christine! how did i know that one would be your fav? ;)

Connie Powell
05-22-2012, 12:21 PM
They are all very cool cards! I can't wait to get my returns!

KittyNL
05-22-2012, 02:02 PM
Lovely cards Mouseit and theweavershand!

I will be coming home tomorrow evening, I cannot wait to see which cards have arrived :)

KittyNL
05-24-2012, 01:54 PM
OK, wonderful cards have arrived!

Laurie Kett; great cards, especially the love letter!
HiddenTreasure2010: lovely cards, love the steampunk ellie!
Rogue Gal: marvelous cards, love the owl!
WildGoose; great retro cards!

KittyNL
05-29-2012, 12:09 PM
Hey Margo, I will let you know when they arrive!

I see you are from LA, I am currently in Irvine, attending the create mixed media event. The workshops start tomorrow, I cannot wait :)

rebecca410
05-31-2012, 02:49 PM
Found out that our wonderful post office workers have been on strike for 7 weeks. So no wonder my cards never showed. Maybe one day they will. :(

katelnorth
05-31-2012, 05:43 PM
Honestly, is it really June tomorrow? Where did that go! Anyway, finally got a chance to make my cards, and they will go in the post tomorrow. Whew.

KittyNL
05-31-2012, 07:10 PM
Found out that our wonderful post office workers have been on strike for 7 weeks. So no wonder my cards never showed. Maybe one day they will. :(

Hi Rebecca, wow 7 weeks on strike... I had not yet received your cards when I left for the US last weekend, but we still have 10 days to go....

KittyNL
05-31-2012, 07:11 PM
Great cards katelnorth!

theweavershand
06-01-2012, 12:52 AM
mine went out in the mail today.

shayNOLA
06-01-2012, 03:00 PM
Kitty, I'm SO SORRY to do this, but I need to pull out of the swap. I know that even if I were to do them and get them out tomorrow (which would be next to impossible), you might not get them on time.
I feel terrible for doing this. I have one made and will mail it to you as a gift.
Sincerely,
~Shay

KittyNL
06-01-2012, 11:21 PM
Kitty, I'm SO SORRY to do this, but I need to pull out of the swap. I know that even if I were to do them and get them out tomorrow (which would be next to impossible), you might not get them on time.
I feel terrible for doing this. I have one made and will mail it to you as a gift.
Sincerely,
~Shay

OK Shay, thanks for letting me know!

jensaz
06-02-2012, 05:43 AM
I hope you get mine soon......:wideeyed:

Mouseit
06-02-2012, 08:55 AM
Getting a bit worried that my black and whites have not shown their true colours yet and turned up.. Hmmmmm

KittyNL
06-02-2012, 06:59 PM
Hello all, no worries about the cards not showing up. It might not be the cards, but me :). I am still in the US, attending the CREATE art retreat in California and having a great time. Tonight will be my last workshop and I will be flying home tomorrow. Cannot wait to see what lovely art treasures are on my doormat!

I have been to the following workshops and LOVED them all!
- Mini Canvas journal by Joanne Sharpe
- Deconstructed paste papers by Helen Shafer Garcia
- Wild about tile by Laurie Mika
- Chip off the old block by Pam Carriker
- Inky prints by Helen Shafer Garcia
- Surface Technique Magic by Darlene McElroy
and tonight the last one:
- Carved Stamp papers by Kari McKnight-Holbrook

If you ever have the chance to go to an art artreat .... please do, I highly recommend it. You learn so many new techniques and I have met the most lovely incredable people. I made friends forever!

Mouseit
06-02-2012, 09:04 PM
Breathes a sigh of relief... I am glad you are having a fun time, it sounds fabulous! Two of my friends here went to a weekend away and came back with all sorts of treats and having done some creative things. I have said I want to go to one we have here in August, which I will go to I think. Its a product oriented one though.

pixiecorpse
06-03-2012, 12:09 PM
Wow! That does sound fabulous kitty! So glad you've had a wonderful time!!!!!

shayNOLA
06-03-2012, 03:27 PM
Kitty, that sounds fun. Let us know the next time you decide to come to the US for art retreats. Sally and I are doing one in October. In fact, I'm taking Pam Carriker's class and Joanne Sharp's.
Beside the east coast of the US is much closer than the west coast!

KittyNL
06-04-2012, 01:14 PM
Kitty, that sounds fun. Let us know the next time you decide to come to the US for art retreats. Sally and I are doing one in October. In fact, I'm taking Pam Carriker's class and Joanne Sharp's.
Beside the east coast of the US is much closer than the west coast!

Will do! Which one are you going to in October? I might be tempted to go again... :cool:

KittyNL
06-04-2012, 01:19 PM
I arrived home today and I am fighting the jetlag... really want to go to sleep, but it is still tooooo early...

Anyway, card have arrived from the following participants:
1. Mouseit; Lovely cards, love the Dream big one!
2. jensaz; Great variaty of cards!
3. Simmo; Love your cards, especially the journey
4. margoartist; Great cards, love the self made envelope!
5. katelnorth; lovely cards in a great Strawberry Cheesecake Cupecakes recipe card :cute:

shayNOLA
06-04-2012, 02:04 PM
Kitty, don't tease. :P I would be so thrilled! Sally and I are going to the Art is... You retreat. Here is a link:
http://www.art-is-you.com/mysitecaddy/site3/artis...stamford2012generalinformation.htm

Rogue Gal
06-04-2012, 05:40 PM
I went to the Art is...You retreat in Petaluma, CA last September. My mom taught there and I assisted her for several of her classes, and took a couple myself. It was so much fun!

KittyNL
06-05-2012, 02:44 AM
What a great retreat.... let me check how many frequent flyer points I have left :daydreaming:

I loved the retreat. I learned soooo many new things, met incredable people and had so much fun. I might organize an art retreat in the Netherlands one day :wideeyed:

Evalila
06-05-2012, 05:32 AM
I might organize an art retreat in the Netherlands one day :wideeyed:

Oh, yes please! Do you already accept registrations? ;):laugh:;)

KittyNL
06-05-2012, 06:51 AM
Oh, yes please! Do you already accept registrations? ;):laugh:;)

Hahahaha, I see I have one registered participant already! :v_spin: Wouldn't that be great Evelyn? I talked to a few teachers while I was in the US and they are all very willing to come to Europe... I really need to start thinking about this properly...

pixiecorpse
06-05-2012, 01:25 PM
Hehe think the only way I'd get to an art retreat is to have it at my house :D

Evalila
06-05-2012, 02:06 PM
Hehe think the only way I'd get to an art retreat is to have it at my house :D

Okay - where, when, what??? ;)

pixiecorpse
06-05-2012, 02:51 PM
Hehe ooh when I've done a lot of tidying :D

KittyNL
06-05-2012, 03:38 PM
Hehe ooh when I've done a lot of tidying :D

Do not bother to tidy up, when we arrive with all our craft stuff, it will be a mess anyway. So when?

pixiecorpse
06-05-2012, 04:03 PM
I'd say tomorrow but I have to work boo! Hehe I could just see hubbys face hed think hed have gone nuts with a all of us crammed in the living room and kitchen crafting away :D

KittyNL
06-06-2012, 01:38 PM
Amy (theweavershand) your beautiful cards have arrived!

sallyannart
06-08-2012, 07:36 AM
Hi, Kitty. I want to hear all about your retreat! And if you decide to come to the retreat in October you have an open invitation to stay with me before and after. Shay and I will be driving to Stamford. It would give you a chance to see some more of the East Coast. Of course you could share lodging with us in Stamford as well. Am I "jumping the gun?" Just so excited about the prospect of having you here.
About my cards -- I thought I had mailed them EARLY, but then I found the envelope buried in my car (working long hours and having my house on the market takes its toll).
So I mailed them on the 4th. Please don't hold up the swap for me if they don't make it in time. You can return them in person when I see you in September!!!!

KittyNL
06-09-2012, 01:10 PM
mmmm.... temping Sally, really temping.... I need to check the site and see what workshops are on offer. And the flights of course :). The retreat was so great...

I will wait for your cards, they should be here any minute now. I already double checked the box of envelopes... I thought I maybe missed yours.

I will swap out next week, you will all get some great returns!

pixiecorpse
06-10-2012, 08:21 AM
Yippee! Can't wait!

shayNOLA
06-12-2012, 06:34 AM
Hi, Kitty. I want to hear all about your retreat! And if you decide to come to the retreat in October you have an open invitation to stay with me before and after. Shay and I will be driving to Stamford. It would give you a chance to see some more of the East Coast. Of course you could share lodging with us in Stamford as well. Am I "jumping the gun?" Just so excited about the prospect of having you here.
About my cards -- I thought I had mailed them EARLY, but then I found the envelope buried in my car (working long hours and having my house on the market takes its toll).
So I mailed them on the 4th. Please don't hold up the swap for me if they don't make it in time. You can return them in person when I see you in September!!!!

Yes, yes... I'm with Sally!! How cool would that be?? I know the fares are outrageous right now, so if not this year, maybe next? And just to mention, keep us posted with anything you might get together. Sally has a dear friend in The Netherlands and my husband goes there from time to time for work. Who knows?? Maybe one day it just might happen!
~Shay

KittyNL
06-15-2012, 04:01 AM
This is the time you have all waiting for....... it is swapping time :)

Sally's cards arrived yesterday and I started with preparing the envelopes. I will need to buy more stamps. I went to the supermarket this morning (as in lots of places they closed down all the postoffices and now you have small counters at supermarkets and bookstores and so), they only had 10 international stamps in stock. How stupxx is that! Anyway, I will start swapping and take the envelopes to a mail counter tomorrow.

Connie Powell
06-15-2012, 07:50 AM
Can't wait to see / get my returns! Have seen some wonderful cards posted to the thread.

KittyNL
06-20-2012, 10:16 AM
The first returns from the swap should arrive any day now... Please do not forget to leave iTrader for me and to leave You Rock! points for the participants that created your returns.

Thanks to all who joined the swap!

Evalila
06-20-2012, 10:25 AM
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Pikkis
06-21-2012, 07:36 AM
Am I really the first one???? The stunning envelope from both outside and inside ;) arrived today and I got so wonderful cards from Connie Powell, katelnorth and jewels. Thank you so much ladies for the outstanding art and of course Kitty for the amazing hosting once again :)!

KittyNL
06-21-2012, 08:51 AM
Yes Pikkis, seems you are the first one!!! I am glad you like your returns :spinny:

Evalila
06-21-2012, 10:33 AM
Mine arrived, too:) Thank you for beautiful cards, jensaz and Laurie Kett. And Thank you to Kitty for her great card and for hosting this swap! Off to leave points...

katelnorth
06-21-2012, 05:29 PM
Mine arrived, yesterday actually, but I didn't get a chance to say so. Thanks to Kitty for hosting and to Connie Powell, Pikkis and wildgoose for their great cards.

Connie Powell
06-21-2012, 05:54 PM
Thanks katelnorth. You are very welcome!

Jewels
06-23-2012, 04:57 PM
Some cool black and white cards arrived today from katelnorth, Pikkis and Mouseit. Thanks everyone. Off to give points and YouRocks.

mrubyjean
06-23-2012, 09:47 PM
Love my returns, which arrived today, from Beyondshay, alanabannana and lindalaelm!
Thanks for a terrific swap, Kitty!

KittyNL
06-24-2012, 06:05 AM
Yippiee, the returns are landing on the other side of the ocean! It is nice to watch the progress; first the Europeans get their returns, then most of the time it is Canada, then moving onto the US, Australia and New Zealand go in the opposite direction and arrive about the same time as the envelopes to the US :)

alanabannana
06-25-2012, 01:37 PM
I have wonderful cards from lindalaelm, mrubyjean and beyondshay thanks for hosting kitty

pixiecorpse
06-25-2012, 01:48 PM
*hangs head in shame* I've had mine a few days and have been too lazy/busy to take the time for repping and itradering, but I'm here now :D
They are fantastic! Thank you 1orange,snowariginal and hiddentreasure2010 for the awesome art and thank you kitty for hosting such a great swap! :D

theweavershand
06-25-2012, 05:01 PM
woohoo...mine are here! thanks so much, Kitty, for hosting another awesome swap!

thanks to simmo, mouseit and sallyannart for the fabulous black and white beauties!!

HiddenTreasure2010
06-25-2012, 09:23 PM
Big thank you to a great host, awesome atcs received from 1orange, Pixiecorpse and snowariginal. Many thanks

WildGoose
06-25-2012, 11:30 PM
They've come-and in a great B/W envelope, too-
Thank-you KittyNL!
and
Rogue Gal, VickiZ and Evalila- thank you all three for your bold cards

beyondshay
06-27-2012, 02:05 PM
Received most stunning B&Ws from alanabanana~Dancing Couple, lindalaelm~your fortune & mrubyjean~Haunted!!!!

They are all fantastic..some of my FAVORITE returns EVER!!! (OK, I've only been here since April, but still *grin*)!

Off to leave iTrader and You Rock! cuz Ya'll do!!! :D

1orange
06-27-2012, 10:20 PM
Thanks too; pixiecorpse, hiddentreasure2010 and snoworiginal for your cards, plus a large thanks to the host for a great swap.

Mouseit
06-28-2012, 02:50 AM
Wonderful pressies from the Postman today! (we are getting a new postmaster and his family - hope they are as good at bringing me pressies!) LOL

I have lovely Black and whites from KittyNL, Simmo and Margoartist! Thanks girls!

Kitty thanks for being a great hostess.. one question... did you have to cut my envelope open??? As it was opened and sealed with sticky tape again... No cards missing though!

Connie Powell
06-28-2012, 06:26 AM
Hi Kitty,
I got my cards yesterday. Thanks so much you are a wonderful hostess. Evalila, Katelnorth and Wildgoose your cards are fantastic! Each one is so different and unique.
Connie

KittyNL
06-28-2012, 10:18 AM
Wonderful pressies from the Postman today! (we are getting a new postmaster and his family - hope they are as good at bringing me pressies!) LOL

I have lovely Black and whites from KittyNL, Simmo and Margoartist! Thanks girls!

Kitty thanks for being a great hostess.. one question... did you have to cut my envelope open??? As it was opened and sealed with sticky tape again... No cards missing though!

Hi Ruth, I am glad you like your returns!

No, I didn't open the envelope after I swapped, :no: mmmm.... Maybe your new postman opened it to a look at the beautiful art inside? :)

Rogue Gal
06-29-2012, 02:16 AM
I've been a bad girl - I've had my lovely new cards for about a week and am just now posting. I received truly stunning cards from our hostess KittyNL, Julyschild, and Connie Powell, and I love them all! Thank you to these creative artists, and to Kitty for hosting such a fun swap! Off to rep...