View Full Version : Hand Drawn/Hand Painted Yummy Pastries - due May 25

03-31-2012, 12:55 AM
Due Date: May 25
Sign-up Date: May 5 (or until full)
Withdraw Date: May 5
Number of Cards: 3-3
Number of Participants: 15 + me
Medium: Hand drawn / Hand painted only


Like a lot of people I'm greedy. So this swap is for ATCs depicting pastries (pastries = cakes, pies, cupcakes, donuts, eclairs, or any baked product called like that in your country). Any kind goes, either typical ones from your country or simply ones you like.

You can depict the same or different pastries on each of your cards, but each card must be unique, no copies or prints please.

Now most important: have fun and be creative!


- Hand drawn / hand painted ONLY.
- All cards must be standard 3.5” x 2.5” and be sent in individual plastic sleeves if you have them, and if not protect them in some way.
- All your cards must be originals, no copies or prints please, send only your best work.
- All your cards must be flat, NO EMBELLISHMENTS and nothing too bulky.
- Please include at least swap name, name of the pastry shown on the card, username and real name on the back of your cards and write your username and swap name on the back of your mailing envelope.

To keep the swap manageable and affordable, spots are limited to 15. If you need to withdraw do so in timely manner to let someone else the chance to make cards. Also, if you disappear and don't communicate you'll get a neutral iTrader.

When your cards are ready PM me for my address.

Host cards in this theme will be cherished but are not at all required.

Mailing and postage:

I'm in FRANCE. This means your cards can take extra time to reach me (usually about 10 days from the US). Please mail in timely manner. Deadline is on a Friday, cards will be swapped out during the weekend. Late cards will be swapped with other late cards if possible, and if not they'll be returned.

Please include a LARGE label with your address including your country written or printed clearly, do not send envelopes I'll provide them.

- Euro countries: please include a well-concealed 1 euro coin.
- Other countries: please include either French postage I've sent you in previous swaps or LOOSE stamps from your country of the same amount you need to send me your cards (this will help me play in swaps hosted in your country).

Itrader/rep points:

I'll leave you iTrader when I receive your cards.

Posting a picture of your cards to the swap thread is completely optional but as we all like to drool over your art you'll get a rep point from me if you do so.

When you receive your returns, remember to leave iTrader for me and rep points for the people you get cards from.

So who's in?

(names linked to sign up post, this makes it easy to leave rep points when you get your cards)

1. MelanieS (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1212076&postcount=3) US R
2. Gerry (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1212103&postcount=4) UK R A
3. whisperingnan (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1212194&postcount=5) Australia R A
4. Simmo (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1212254&postcount=7) Australia R
5. Artistically (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1212830&postcount=10) Germany R A
6. Art101 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1213569&postcount=16) Hawaii R A
7. PshawRaven (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1213644&postcount=18) US VANISHED
8. LizCupcake (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1214086&postcount=20) US VANISHED
9. Sassynebrasky (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1214492&postcount=22) US R A
10. crafty (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1214860&postcount=26) Italy WITHDRAW
11. Bubblecup (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1215220&postcount=28) Canada R A
12. ceejay (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1216962&postcount=34) US R A
13. Laurie Kett (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1217111&postcount=36) Canada R A
14. kwailin777 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1217859&postcount=40) US R A
15. jmallory-welch (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1218300&postcount=48) US R



03-31-2012, 03:44 PM
Who will be the first to sign up for my 2nd swap?

03-31-2012, 05:01 PM
Can I be the 1st on your list! I LOVE all types of pastries! Eclairs, donuts, cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies! Too many to list, and it's making me stomach growl! :P

03-31-2012, 06:02 PM
Sign me up. Melanie has answered my:) question that I was wondering about.

03-31-2012, 10:43 PM
:cute:Too yummy to pass up! Please sign me in.
Guess I'll be the one to ask....
Lea are you able to give us clear definition of what you consider pastry as the French definition may just differ from what is called a pastry in other parts of the world?:)

04-01-2012, 12:21 AM
Welcome Melanie S., Gerry, Whisperingnan.

Whisperingnan : As said Melanie S. pastries = Eclairs, donuts, cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies... You can draw anything YOU call pastry where you live. I'm sure we'd all like to see some Australian pastries!

04-01-2012, 01:39 AM
Welcome Simmo!

04-01-2012, 03:32 PM
Thanks Lea. There may be an excuse here for some serious taste testing so I can get to know my subject:yes:

04-01-2012, 06:58 PM
I would love to try. This would be my very first international trade activity, cause I have already traded within Germany only :3 ... but this sounds so tasty :3.

04-02-2012, 12:18 AM
Welcome Artistically. If you have questions about swaps don't hesitate. As for international, I don't live far from Germany.

04-02-2012, 06:54 AM
I'm lurking :D going to see if I can make some pastries before I commit :D

04-02-2012, 08:30 AM
Pixiecorpse you're welcome to lurk I hope you'll join with some pastries!

04-02-2012, 06:03 PM
Lurking also as a possible signup. :)

04-03-2012, 12:11 AM
You're welcome to lurk Art 101 hope you'll join!

04-03-2012, 06:12 AM
OK, I've started my cards, so I'm ready to commit to joining please.

04-03-2012, 08:46 AM
Glad to see you join!

04-03-2012, 10:17 AM
Welcome PshawRaven! (I'm keeping track of countries so I have an idea of how long after sending I should expect them.)

04-03-2012, 10:39 PM
I would like to participate

04-04-2012, 12:27 AM
Welcome LizCupcake, if you have any newbie questions don't hesitate to ask :).

04-05-2012, 12:29 AM
Sure, welcome Sassynebrasky!

04-05-2012, 03:30 AM
My pastries are ready to mail. Addy please! :)

04-05-2012, 03:36 AM
What yummy cards Art101!

04-05-2012, 09:17 AM
sign me up please

04-05-2012, 10:27 AM
Welcome Crafty!

04-06-2012, 02:04 AM
Me please! I love drawing pasteries!

04-06-2012, 05:05 AM
Welcome Bubblecup have fun drawing more pastries for this swap!

04-07-2012, 06:28 AM
I've made some cards with pastries. I made more than needed but I like to have some back up cards in case of mail disaster. I prefer not to imagine that, but it has happened before that I got torn envelopes, wet mail....


04-08-2012, 10:41 PM
Those look yummy Lea! :cute:

04-09-2012, 04:41 AM
It seems that the post in France is married to the post in Germany. In most of our ATC Swaps in our German Community we send the letters with registered mail only, cause lots ATC letters got lost, destroyed, wet ... whatever you want.

I have to say ... all your Pastries look so tasty and the Croissant remembers me that I want to go back to Paris since years, caus when I had been there 2 times with my secondary school my camera was broken. So I never took any photos of the Tour Eiffel or Notre Dame, so I have no photos that show I had been there.

I can't wait to start with my cards :)

@ Art101
Your cards are also amazing I really love the colors. They look so powerful ... and to be honest I can't choose my favourite ... but maybe the doughnuts

04-09-2012, 06:40 AM
Thank you MelanieS and Artistically.

Artistically your cards shouldn't meet any problems, German mail is usually quick to reach me.

04-09-2012, 12:08 PM
This sounds soooooo yummmy ... just gotta do it! Please include me.

04-09-2012, 12:45 PM
Welcome Ceejay!

Laurie Kett
04-09-2012, 06:03 PM
Would love to join!

04-10-2012, 12:42 AM
Welcome Laurie Kett, glad to see another newbie!

04-10-2012, 04:06 PM
Yum! Fabulous cards Sassynebrasky!

04-11-2012, 12:07 AM
I've never traded before and would like to break the ice. Can I join too?

04-11-2012, 12:25 AM
Abolutely kwailin777, just read the guidelines in post 1 to do things right.

04-11-2012, 12:52 AM
Great! Thanks!

04-11-2012, 08:31 AM
Awesone cards!

04-11-2012, 03:42 PM
Okay, after many flubs I'm satisfied with my first card. (fortune cookies)

04-11-2012, 04:08 PM
Nice work, kwailin777 !

04-11-2012, 04:44 PM
Thank you :)

04-11-2012, 08:23 PM
May I please play too? S'il vous plait!

04-12-2012, 12:26 AM
Welcome jmallory-welch, last spot is yours!

04-12-2012, 12:56 AM
Card number two complete! By the way I have a couple of questions for anyone willing to answer. First what is the "You Rock" for? Second, is it bad form to make a mistake on one side of your ATC, then retry on the other side? (Yes, I messed up alot! lol!)

04-12-2012, 12:57 AM
Looking good!

04-12-2012, 01:00 AM
Opps! trying to tell others that their cards are looking good! There's a reason it says Newb on my title! LOL!

04-12-2012, 03:53 AM
kwailin777 your cards look so yummy!

04-12-2012, 06:00 AM

- The "you rock" button: when you get cards back, you click the "you rock" button on a post in this thread from the players you received cards from. This will give them reputation. Under "my mood" you have green little squares. The more you receive reputation the more you have green squares. If you want to see who gave you reputation points you can check under "Your Control Panel" at the bottom of the page.

- No problem if there are mistakes on the back of the card, you can use a label or a glue a piece of paper on it to write the info on.

04-12-2012, 02:31 PM
I've got my last two done. I'm ready to send. Please PM an address. :)

04-12-2012, 08:32 PM
yeah! Thanks!

04-13-2012, 12:15 AM
kwailin777 you cards are great!

04-13-2012, 12:33 AM
Thanks! This is so much fun. My new hobby/obsession!:)

04-13-2012, 04:29 AM
ATCs are very addictive, consider yourself warned :D

04-13-2012, 10:34 AM
Thanks Simmo! I also want to thank all of you for my first swap/trade experience. Everyone is so encouraging and kind. :)

04-13-2012, 02:10 PM
I also love to swap here. I have got a lot experiences from our German ATC Community, but I wanted to have an international view. By the way, concerning the background, this (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=295210)is one of the backgrounds I used for my cards. And this (http://artistically-de.deviantart.com/art/KaKAO-Karten-Stamp-289100057) is my newest Version, because the Dodo became my mascot within the last months.

The Rules for the German versions are, that you need to put:
- your artist name/ real name
- number of the card
- in some cases the name of the project (KaKAO-Karten)

If you want you can also mention these facts on the card:
- Title
- Date
- Logo of KaKAO-Karten.de
- A dedicated to ...

So you see being German is always handle with lots rules. About 90 % also cover the back with a new background like good looking paper or something else.

Writing so much about cards I think I wanna make my next card. I think I gonna start this week with my pastries ... not now, cause I am not at home and want to make some more Craft Cards :)

04-13-2012, 07:21 PM
Here are my cards. This was fun; I love drawing cakes and cupcakes!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/510/small/1_Yummy_Pastries.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=296075)

04-13-2012, 08:12 PM
Bubblecup those look yummy! If I could eat it, I'd eat the chocolate! :cute:

04-14-2012, 12:22 AM
Fabulous cards Bubblecup I'm impatient to see them for real!

04-14-2012, 12:58 AM
Lovely cards. The tray of cupcakes is a great drawing!

04-14-2012, 06:12 PM
Is there still room for the sign up? I don't think I can resist this one ;)

04-14-2012, 09:36 PM
Two down....two to go!

04-14-2012, 11:58 PM
lisacotton: The swap is full but I can put you on the alternate list in case.

jmallory-welch: Beautiful cards!

04-15-2012, 08:25 AM
Ah Ok, no worries, I'll catch another one if one happens to show up then :)

04-16-2012, 12:56 AM
Jmallory-welch, nice cards! Can't wait to see the rest!

04-16-2012, 04:36 AM
Sassynebrasky your new card is beautiful (says a cupcake lover).

04-16-2012, 12:32 PM
Lea6700, they're in the mail.:)

04-17-2012, 12:18 AM
Great, I'll let you know when I get them!

04-17-2012, 12:29 AM
jmallory-welch, what is your medium for the yummy cherry pie? It looks like watercolor.

04-17-2012, 06:50 AM
Or ... maybe watercolor pencils ? Inquiring minds want to know !

04-17-2012, 08:19 AM
Or a mix of both...

04-21-2012, 10:11 AM
kwailin777 your cards are the first one here!

04-21-2012, 10:20 AM
Ha Ha! I was really excited! And thanks for my very first i trader point!:)

04-21-2012, 10:27 AM
You're welcome, your cards are beautiful!

04-22-2012, 12:47 PM
3 cards finished, just one more to go. Could I have your address please.
I will post the pics to the thread before they go in the post.

04-22-2012, 07:10 PM
Two finished.

1:cream filled lamington: sponge cake coated with chocolate and fine coconut flakes.

2:little fruit cake drizzled with red currant sauce

04-23-2012, 12:02 AM
Whisperingnan, those are so yummy looking! Wish I had some now! :)

04-23-2012, 03:18 AM
Gerry: PM sent.

whisperingnan: your cards look so yummy!

04-23-2012, 07:57 AM
Cards from Bubblecup are here!

04-24-2012, 05:34 PM
Here are my cakes. In the post today.:)


04-24-2012, 05:55 PM
Cute cakes Gerry! :)

04-25-2012, 10:14 AM
Gerry: lovely cupcakes!

04-25-2012, 04:07 PM
Mine are finished ... will post tomorrow.

04-25-2012, 04:14 PM
mmm scrummy pies and cakes Ceejay & whisperingnan. All these cakes are making hungry

04-25-2012, 05:48 PM
Thanks, Gerry ... liking your cupcakes as well ... this is a sinfully deliscious swap eh?

04-25-2012, 11:46 PM
Great yummy cakes ceejay!

04-27-2012, 10:26 AM
Yummy cakes from Simmo arrived all the way from Australia!

04-28-2012, 10:23 AM
Cute cupcakes from Gerry are here!

04-28-2012, 10:41 AM
Happy they arrived safely :)

04-28-2012, 06:04 PM
Two more!
Vanilla slice: thick custard between flaky pastry with passionfruit icing.
Butterfly cakes: little cupcakes with the tops cut off than cream added. The tops are cut in half and nestled into the cream and a dob of jam added.

04-29-2012, 12:08 AM
Ceejay and Whisperingnan I love your cards! :cute:

04-29-2012, 12:12 AM
Love you cards whisperingnan!

04-29-2012, 07:22 PM
Thanks for the nice comments, they are in the mail.

05-02-2012, 06:29 PM
Here are mine:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/9642/medium/1_img478.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/9642/medium/1_img480-001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/9642/medium/1_img480-002.jpg


05-02-2012, 07:47 PM
simply scrumptious !

05-02-2012, 10:52 PM
MelanieS, Love them!

05-03-2012, 12:23 AM
Nice cards MelanieS!

05-03-2012, 10:23 AM
Yummy pastries from whisperingnan and ceejay are here!

05-04-2012, 08:24 AM
Gorgeous pastries from Laurie Kett arrived today!

05-04-2012, 09:52 PM
Cards are ready for delivery! Address please....
Having trouble posting pics...will try again later....

05-05-2012, 01:35 PM
I already have shown them to lea and she enjoy them, so here are my 3 ATCs for this swap and I am so happy that I was able to join ... although these ATCs made me very hungry ... although I prefer not to eat too much sweets at the moment, cause summer is coming :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18608/large/1_P1320305.JPG (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=299614) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18608/large/1_P1320289.JPG (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=299603)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18608/large/1_P1320317.JPG (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=299601)

I think afterwards I am gonna draw more tasty pastries :)

05-06-2012, 07:49 AM
Tasty treats!100088




05-06-2012, 10:44 AM
It's gonna be a very good exchange. So many beautiful cards! I can't wait!:)

05-06-2012, 10:58 AM
I agree .... every time I visit this thread ... have to have my coffee & pastry ... LOL

05-06-2012, 11:37 AM
I think so, too ... very amazing. I can't wait to see a photo showing all these fantastic cards :)

05-06-2012, 01:04 PM
Beautiful cards jmallory-welch.

And I agree this swap is going to be fantastic!

05-06-2012, 02:55 PM
I'm gaining weight just contemplating the yummy returns. All the cards are fabulous.

05-10-2012, 09:39 AM
MelanieS your cards are here!

05-10-2012, 02:21 PM
crafty: I got your message. Sure you can withdraw. Also, you should think about cleaning your messages it said I can't send you a PM because your storage place is full.

05-18-2012, 10:07 AM
Cards from jmallory-welch arrived today!

05-22-2012, 10:05 AM
Cards from Sassynebrasky and Art101 arrived today.

Still waiting for those from Artistically, PshawRaven and LizCupcake.

05-25-2012, 10:02 AM
Great cards arrived from Artistically today!

05-25-2012, 11:11 AM
I'm going to mail out the returns this weekend (I haven't heart back from anyone who's cards aren't here). Thanks everyone for playing and for all the hostie cards. Please post in this thread when you get your returns and don't forget to leave feedback.

And I've slipped a surprise in the return envelopes :D

05-25-2012, 09:19 PM
Biting nails...can't wait! My very first swap to join with some of the very first cards I've made. Thanks for the experience Lea and swappers! :)

05-26-2012, 12:02 PM
I mailed the cards today, you'll probably get them in about a week (they shipped from France and Monday is a public holiday).

05-28-2012, 11:59 AM
While returns are travelling, I wanted to thank you for the host cards. All 12 of you who've sent cards have added an extra one for me! Here are those that are joining my collection...


05-28-2012, 03:27 PM
A truly delicious selection.

05-28-2012, 10:36 PM
Looks cool all together. :)

05-30-2012, 07:58 AM
I think I am the first person who received her fantastic letter total :3.

I mentioned all cards, which are totally amazing in my blog (http://kakao-karten.blogspot.de/). It is in German, but maybe Google Translator will help you to understand, if not ... feel free to ask and I will translate.

It had been funny, because also the letter from a craft swap I joined, too arrived today. So it had been funny and amazing that I got 2 such fantastic surprises.

Thanks Lea for such a fantastic swap and I will take care on every single card and present it to everybody, because it is so fantastic to receive cards from around the world :).

05-30-2012, 10:38 AM
Yes first ones to arrive, those that fly over the Atlantic should take a few more days, no worries!

06-02-2012, 05:02 PM
Received my cards the other day but couldnt post until now.
Lovely cakes arrived from Melanie S, art101 and bubblecup, thanks for the extra card Lea and for hosting this fun swap.

06-02-2012, 06:20 PM
Sorry I'm posting this a day late. My son graduated high school yesterday! (I'm a Proud mama!) Icing on the cake, I received my cards yesterday too! Thank you Lea for my first swap experience and my extra sweet card! Ceejay(Cheesekringle),Sassynebrasky(Cupcakes), and Laurie Kett(Yum...) you made me hungry! :) I'm off to leave your points....

06-02-2012, 06:33 PM
I'm away from home in Alice Springs right now so I expect that there will be something Yummy waiting for me. I will be home and able to thank everyone on the 7th.

06-06-2012, 10:00 PM
Just returned from a few days away to some wonderful mail.I have beautiful pastries from MelanieS (no 4 ), sassynebrasky (CherryPie), CeeJay (Amore Chocolate Pie) and our wonderful host lea67000 (Mille-Feuilles) Thank you to all the great artists.

06-12-2012, 04:25 AM
I'm a bit late in my posting here, I'm happy to tell about the great pastries came from Ceejay "Pineapple Upside Down Cake", Gerry "Cherry on Top", and Simmo "Cherry on Top".

Thanks lea67000 for the wonderful job of hosting, and for the special card.