View Full Version : Handdrawn/painted Whimsical Mushrooms, due June 20, 2012

04-05-2012, 02:00 AM
Due Date: June 20, 2012
Sign-up: until full/soon enough to reach me in time
Withdraw: doesnīt matter, as soon as you let me know you have to drop out
Number of cards: 3 for 3
Number of players: 20
Medium: handdrawn or handpainted only

Returns were mailed June 20, 2012 :)


I think the title says it all - make them fun and colorful! Only handdrawn or handpainted cards are accepted.

The Rules:

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

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

* 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 itīs own plastic sleeve

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

* Please donīt 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 donīt 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

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

* A well-concealed €, $1-bill, LOOSE US-stamps or "donation" to my PayPal-account would be appreciated to help with postage. Iīll cover postage for those players who have no access to one of these.

* Do NOT send a SASE, unless youīre in Germany. I canīt use them and I wonīt 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 hasnīt changed.


1. rebecca410
2. lea67000
3. Robin
4. whisperingnan
5. meredithu
6. beyondshay
7. lilbad
8. Snowariginal
9. Bubblecup
10. RoOskie
11. Artistically
12. oddbreed
13. ArtsyLady
14. scwk0511
15. JSilver
16. Tiggerfan1973
17. jessann
18. Viktorya
19. aznfg
20. catladybj
21. mariloupatch
22. luckey

04-05-2012, 09:21 AM
I was just thinking of doing a mushroom swap. Great minds think alike:)
Sign me up!! Can't wait to get started.

04-05-2012, 01:13 PM
Sign me up please!

04-05-2012, 02:30 PM
I would love to join!

04-05-2012, 02:43 PM
Wonderful! Welcome Rebecca, Lea and Robin:) Thank you for playing!

04-05-2012, 03:43 PM
Just perfect ! Please add me for this one.

04-05-2012, 05:09 PM
This sounds fun!! Sign me up please!

04-05-2012, 05:28 PM
YEEEEESSSSS!!! One of my favorite subjects :D May I join please?!

04-05-2012, 06:40 PM
Wow, sounds like fun...can I join you all?

04-06-2012, 02:09 AM
Ooooh, this one is going to fill up fast. Can I play please?

04-06-2012, 02:47 AM
YAY, more fab artists joining! Thank you, I added you all to the list :)

04-07-2012, 09:48 AM
Lurking... still a lot of traveling ahead. Maybe make my cards first before signing up.
Great idea Evy

04-07-2012, 01:30 PM
Hope to see you back, Marilou:)

04-08-2012, 12:20 AM
Mine are all ready and will be in the mail next week!

04-08-2012, 01:05 AM
Lovely cards, Robin!

04-08-2012, 04:10 AM
Wonderful Robin! Canīt wait to see them IRL:)

04-08-2012, 08:22 AM
I knew I had one, but I keep it in my private collection. Is this what you
have in mind Evie?
98038 a la Gaudi

04-08-2012, 09:11 AM
I knew I had one, but I keep it in my private collection. Is this what you
have in mind Evie?
98038 a la Gaudi

Yep! Itīs great :)

04-08-2012, 03:21 PM
Dear Hostess with the mostest...can these be anatomically correct mushrooms with color, or do you want pure whimsey?

04-08-2012, 03:24 PM
Anatomically correct mushrooms with color are whimsey enough for me :)

04-08-2012, 04:07 PM
Ok, that's what I had in mind, but thought you might want something more fanciful.

04-08-2012, 09:57 PM




04-08-2012, 10:51 PM
OMG.....this swap is totally rockin! May I play please???

04-09-2012, 01:30 AM
Beautiful cards, lilbad!

Welcome, RoOskie! Iīll add you to the list :)

04-09-2012, 02:20 AM
Thank you E.

04-09-2012, 10:25 AM
Like I have written you before I also would love to join, because I came in contact with mushrooms, because of another fantastic Swap on our German Version of ATCs :3

I think there will be amazing cards at the end :3

04-09-2012, 10:37 AM
Great, welcome to the swap! Iīll add you to the list.:)

If you have any questions, just ask!

04-09-2012, 11:08 AM
Wanted to show my cards...is that what you had in mind? I am a bit at sea about this.

04-09-2012, 11:19 AM
Love them Lilbad, especially nr 3!!!!

04-09-2012, 11:50 AM
lilbad, your mushrooms are beautiful. "Whimsical" is about colors, about having fun, but itīs also somewhat open to your own interpretation. And I think thatīs part of the fun of a swap like this - most players interprete the theme in a different way. Love that :)

04-09-2012, 01:35 PM
OMG, please add me

04-09-2012, 02:09 PM
Sure, welcome oddbreed! Thank you for playing!

04-09-2012, 02:56 PM
OK...the first one needs work. Will try to tweek it. Thanks for the positive comments, ya all!

04-09-2012, 09:22 PM
Please add me...

04-10-2012, 03:58 AM
I added you to the list, ArtsyLady! Thank you for playing:)

04-12-2012, 05:03 AM
Mushrooms are ready!


04-12-2012, 05:40 AM
I just gotta jump in on this one!

04-12-2012, 11:34 AM
Lea, those are really nice!!

04-12-2012, 12:17 PM
Art so far is terrific. Please add me to your fun-gi list!!!! I'd like to play.

04-12-2012, 12:46 PM
I would love to sign up for this. Quick question though...This is my first swap (yes, I'm a TOTAL newbie), how many cards do I send in?

04-12-2012, 12:50 PM
I would like to play please!!!

04-12-2012, 02:00 PM
Hey, Tiggerfan, where is Fordtran? Are you close to Houston?

04-12-2012, 07:19 PM
JSilver, Fordtean is about 2 hours south of Houston. It is a rural community just outside of Victoria.

04-13-2012, 01:52 AM
I need to add to my mushroom collection. I am in.

04-13-2012, 02:39 AM
WOW, I havenīt been online for 24 hours and now there are so many new players! Welcome to all of you, I added you to the list.

Snowariginal, thanks for helping out.

I didnīt feel too good all week because of a cold. So I havenīt been online very much. But itīs slowly getting better.:)

04-13-2012, 04:01 AM
oh is there room left under the mushroom for me??? I LOVE mushrooms! have collected them since 1970.

04-13-2012, 07:23 PM
My Shrooms are done! :D

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/510/small/1_Whimsical_Shrooms.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=296076)

04-13-2012, 09:20 PM
Here are my Whimsical Mushrooms:

https://fbcdn-photos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/558643_3321425788446_1052359986_3075704_847616966_ a.jpg

The bottom right card is oyster mushrooms that grow on the sides of trees.

04-13-2012, 09:22 PM
Dear Evelyn,

I have never been a part of a swap before. This one excites me :) I LOVE mushrooms and would love to be a part of this swap if you still have room. I am not sure if I am doing this correctly...is this where I sign up??? Thanks again and look forward to hearing if you still have room for me. Also, i hope you are feeling better :) Luckey

04-14-2012, 02:30 AM
Fantastic cards, Tiggerfan and Bubblecup:)

04-14-2012, 02:32 AM
Welcome to the swap, catladybj!

luckey and psywiz13, currently this swap is full. But I put your names on the waiting list in case someone drops out.

04-14-2012, 12:20 PM
i would love to play in this swap.

04-14-2012, 03:23 PM
i would love to play in this swap.

Iīm sorry, the swap is full. But I put your name on the waiting list.

04-14-2012, 07:28 PM
Some whimsey going on here! Evalila, do you prefer the US stamps or the $. I can do either. Not sure how you will use the stamps, so thought i'd best ask.

04-14-2012, 09:15 PM
Bubblecup! Awesome work!

04-15-2012, 02:15 AM
lilbad, I leave this up to you. I can use either of them when I play in swaps with US-hosts.

04-17-2012, 03:59 PM
Mine went out in today's mail.

04-18-2012, 11:25 AM
Some wonderful/whimsical eye-candy here!

04-19-2012, 03:20 AM
Ooooh, fab cards everyone!

Thereīve been lots of mushrooms in my mailbox - from lea67000, rebecca410, Robin and Viktorya. Thank you all, great work:)

04-19-2012, 04:03 AM
Viktorya love love love your rainbow mushroom!

Snowariginal fun colors!

04-29-2012, 01:44 PM
I received more wonderful mushrooms from Bubblecup, Lilbad, Snowariginal and Tiggerfan1973! Thank you all for the extras!

04-29-2012, 10:23 PM
Glad to hear they arrived safely. Thanks for the itrader!

05-02-2012, 04:01 AM
Hi all!

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

05-02-2012, 09:23 PM
My Mushy~Rooms are ready to travel!!! Fun Fun theme...I could so do more! Evalila, enjoy your travels. I have your addy because Snowariginal (my daughter) already got it so she could send hers.

05-05-2012, 01:54 PM
I am also done with mine, but I a not able to post them at the moment, cause my laptop enjoys having a breakdown when I want to work in my bachelorthesis and here on this "fantastic" mac, there is no possibility to put the pictures into the www, cause it is so old and stupid and not windows ... yeah I miss my laptop.

So I wish you a good time in spain :)

05-08-2012, 07:14 AM
Done! my cards are in my gallery Evelyne.
Hope you have a wonderful vacation in the sun, bring some sun please.

05-08-2012, 09:38 PM
i know i am on the waiting list, but i must drop out.

05-09-2012, 11:12 AM
sorry bout the aweful pic, broke the good camera...

05-09-2012, 03:26 PM
Just realized I can't cut it close like I've been doing lately. This has to go international, better get on the stick!

Odd, those are just awesome!

05-19-2012, 01:32 AM
Been dragging my feet with this swap . Here are my first two.

05-19-2012, 04:15 AM
Fabulous cards everyone!

I received a bunch of envies while I was in Spain and will update the first post and leave iTraders later today:)

05-19-2012, 01:12 PM
First post has been updated and iTraders been left :)

05-23-2012, 08:56 AM
This was so enjoyable. Mine will go postal today.101082




05-23-2012, 09:33 AM
Fantastic cards, JSilver!

05-23-2012, 10:41 AM
JSilver clever and cute!

05-23-2012, 12:01 PM
Love love jSilver!!

05-23-2012, 12:39 PM
Thanks, ladies. When I enlarge them on the screen, I see lots of things that need to be "fixed". So maybe they will be better by the time I actually put them in the envelope!!

05-27-2012, 07:50 PM
I have mailed mine.
These are the other two.

05-27-2012, 10:38 PM
Terrific cards, whisperingnan. Maybe one will want to come to Texas!!

05-28-2012, 12:04 AM
Here are my mushrooms! Hope they are alright!


05-28-2012, 12:38 AM
Love all the mushrooms posted - canīt wait to see them IRL :)

05-28-2012, 12:40 AM
Evelyn, thanks! They will go out on Tuesday as tomorrow is a National Holiday.

05-28-2012, 03:04 AM
Fun fungi RoOski

05-28-2012, 08:25 AM
Rooskie and Whisperingnan- fab shroomies!!!!!!

05-28-2012, 11:24 AM
Thanks! shroomies...lol

05-28-2012, 12:08 PM
RoO~those are shroomtastic!

05-29-2012, 03:13 AM
Okay, I decided I donīt want to leave anyone out, so Iīll add the players from the waiting list if theyīre still interested :)

Received fab cards from jSilver, mariloupatch and scwk0511! Thank you for the extras :)

05-29-2012, 04:26 AM
Thanks Odd!

05-31-2012, 12:44 PM
whisperingnan, your beautiful shrooms have arrived, thank you for the extra:)

06-01-2012, 07:15 AM
I finally finished my mushrooms, too :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Shrooms003.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Shrooms002.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Shrooms001.jpg

06-01-2012, 09:09 AM
WOwzer- those are awesome!

06-01-2012, 11:48 AM
♥ those cards E, especiallly the last one with the snail!

06-01-2012, 12:18 PM
So grand, Evalila!

06-03-2012, 06:11 AM
What great ART showing is this swap, they are all amazing mushrooms.
at least 3 weeks to wait what will be coming home :daydreaming:

06-03-2012, 04:50 PM
mine went postal sat. yay! I have loved mushroom art since I was 17! alot of yrs!

06-03-2012, 04:54 PM
Oh Lordy-I LOVE LOVE LOVE them all!!! this should have been a 6'er not a 3 card trade!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I REALLY would love for JSilvers knitting 'shroom to come live with me.
and Eva's. and Whisperingnan. and-oh, I don't know-ALL of them!!!
oh Lordy!!!

06-03-2012, 05:09 PM
lilbad, I leave this up to you. I can use either of them when I play in swaps with US-hosts.

this is what I thot, that you Could use US stamps, so that makes me wonder why some hosts refuse to take them. It makes sense for out of US folks to have them so they do not have to fool with money for their returns from the US.
I did send a dollar, and maybe an envie-but not stamped. so throw it if you do not want to use it.

06-06-2012, 03:46 AM
More fantastic shooms are in - from jessann and RoOskie! Thank you both for the extra:)

06-07-2012, 01:45 AM
Thanks Evelyn! Glad they made it!!!

06-07-2012, 08:26 AM
Because of all my stress I have forgotten to take a picture of them

Two (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=305997) of my mushrooms, the third card I want to draw new because I don't love it anymore :3

So here (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=306058) is also the 3rd mushroom :3.

06-07-2012, 05:31 PM
cards are done, just need addy

06-08-2012, 06:09 AM
Beautiful cards, Artistically and ArtsyLady! Canīt wait to see them IRL!

06-08-2012, 10:06 AM
ArtsyLady fantastic shrooms!

06-09-2012, 04:06 AM
Those are awesome cards artistically!!! So bold and colorful!

Love the watercolor Artsy! Soft and whimsical!!

06-09-2012, 04:07 AM
Yeah...glad they made it to Germany! Thanks Evelyn!

06-12-2012, 09:48 AM
More fab mushrooms arrived today from catladybj! Thank you for the extra :)

06-13-2012, 03:19 AM
ArtsyLadyīs wonderful mushrooms have arrived, too! Thank you for the extra:)

06-13-2012, 08:01 AM
Glad they arrived on time

06-13-2012, 05:07 PM
There is SO much fantastic art in this swap, we will all be big winners with returns!!

06-13-2012, 07:06 PM
I second that motion Jsilver!!!

06-13-2012, 08:19 PM
def excited for returns! and the time is running out, only a week left, wooo

06-14-2012, 02:07 AM
And I get to see them aaaaaaaaallllllllll together :jiggy:

But I think Iīll take pics and will probably set up a "collage" for the swap gallery:)

06-19-2012, 08:26 AM
Cards from aznfg are in! Waiting for one more set:)

06-20-2012, 02:58 AM
Artisticallyīs beautiful shrooms have arrived, too. Thank you for the extra:)

Time to lay out the cards to take some pics and SWAP! YAY!

I already worked ahead and prepared the envies and picked most of the cards that will go into the swap gallery:)

06-20-2012, 03:19 AM
It will be a wonderful start of the week, when the cards arrive on Monday!
Thanks Evie

06-20-2012, 05:51 AM
Here are some pics to make waiting a little harder for you:P;):laugh:

06-20-2012, 06:02 AM
I think all cards look so amazing. It is a very, very fantastic card collection ... and all the colors. I really love it. I think you did such an amazing job with this idea and hosting this amazing swap Evelyn :)

06-20-2012, 09:12 AM
Returns are in the mail :D

06-20-2012, 10:07 AM
Amazing! Love the group shot!

06-20-2012, 10:44 AM
woohoo :radar:

06-20-2012, 11:36 AM
Waitin' for the 'shrooms! Thanks for hosting Evalila.

06-20-2012, 01:49 PM
Thanks Evalila! I love the group shot. I found mine right away. LOL

06-20-2012, 09:11 PM
What a delightful photo!!! I can't imagine how wonderful they all looked IRL!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL! :D

06-21-2012, 01:53 AM
Be sure to check out the swap gallery (http://www.atcsforall.com/swap265.php) :D

06-21-2012, 06:28 AM
Evalila you have chosen amazing cards for the swap gallery :). It seems I am starting a collection of Bubblecup Cards :3.

Sometimes our German Mail can be very, very fast :3. So I received a fantastic card from Bubblecup (the 3 funny mushrooms), a fantastic card from Evalila (fantastic yelllow mushrooms plus Ladybug ... I really love Ladybugs and a fantastic card from JSilver (also very funny, because the Mushroomlady is knitting the spider web ... and yeah I love to do craft in many ways, so very very perfect :3)

Evalila thanks again for the fantastic swap :3

06-21-2012, 08:16 AM
Here are some pics to make waiting a little harder for you:P;):laugh:

Wow! I'm even more impatient to see which ones I get now!

06-21-2012, 03:03 PM
Lovely assortment in the gallery. Thanks Evalila.

06-21-2012, 05:23 PM
Amazing pics Evelyn. Thanks for posting them all! :P...and yup, its harder now. I see about 30 cards I want! ;)

06-22-2012, 06:03 AM
They are here! Thanks Evalila for a wonderful swap...again:)
and for the returns of Beyondshay, Lilbad and Robin, great art ladies.

06-22-2012, 11:02 AM
Awesome returns received today!

06-23-2012, 02:09 PM
Me, too. Got returns from 2 swaps today. I hit jackpot! Great 'shrooms from: mariloupatch, meredithu and Whisperingnan. Love them all. Doing urocks and itrader now.
BTW: Evalila, having problems giving you urocks for mixed media 6x9 papers. Very interesting: I got the 4th one: yellow color.

06-23-2012, 11:03 PM
I also received my mushrooms today from catladybj, lea6700 and Tiggr Jan 1973. Thank you to Evalila for hosting and to everyone for playing.

06-26-2012, 11:21 AM
Home wet and mosquito bit from camping to find my shrooms!! Thanks to Evalila for hosting a fun, fanciful and well managed swap! Received cards from Artistically, lea 6, and RoOskie! Lovely work all!

06-26-2012, 01:45 PM
My shrooms came in yesterday. Thank you Evalila. I got some beautiful shrooms from Viktorya, aznfg, meredithu.

06-26-2012, 08:40 PM
My fabulous fungi are here. Thanks for a great swap Evalila and artists mariloupatch, AtsyLady and Artistically for your cards. I'm loving them all.

06-27-2012, 07:33 AM
Came home to find Super 'Shrooms growing in my mailbox...Fabulous job to our hostess and creative art from...lilbad, Rooskie, and oddbreed

06-27-2012, 10:29 AM
i so hope mine come soon

06-27-2012, 01:49 PM
My oh-so-colorfully whimsical mushrooms arrived from Bubblecup~#4, Rebecca410~untitled and MeredithU~Green Sparkles!

I'm soooooo freakin tempted to lick them and see what happens?!?! *giggle~smirk*

Leaving whimsical iTrader & Rocker for all you groovy artists!!! Weeeeeee......