View Full Version : The Four Seasons ~ Due June 30th

04-27-2012, 10:54 AM
Due Date:June 30, 2012
Withdrawal Date: Just keep in contact with me.
Number of cards: 4:4
Number of participants: 30
Mediums: Hand drawn (graphite, ink, markers, color pencils, pastels, chalk, water color paint, acrylic paint, and gel pens) Rubber stamping is included along with some accents. Keep the accessories flat so the transport in the mail will be a smooth one.

-All cards must be 3.5” by 2.5”, horizontal or vertical.
- Please no heavy, thick or bulky embellishments.
- No loose glitter or stickers with a white border.
- Cards should be on a sturdy like card stock. Your work should not be bleeding through the other side of the card. If so, glue card stock to back it.
- Include your user name, real name, the name of the swap and state or country you reside in.
- Submit your best work to receive the equal effort.
- A hostess card is not required, especially in this particular swap, though it is greatly appreciated.

Mailing Instruction:
- International participants are welcome. Please include $1 US or $.98 stamp for return postage and a completed address label (I will cover the extra $0.05 and the envelope)
- US participants include a SASE for your returns

The Cards:
- Please construct or create 4 cards that would depict the four seasons of the year if each season was a woman. The colors, scenery, her hair, clothing (if any) and decor must be indicative of the season.

Please upload your cards here in a reply before placing them in your gallery.

Thank you so much in advance for joining this swap. I anticipate wonderful masterpieces and am excited to see what transpires.

Participants: Cards Received
0. lenoralb
1. beyondshay
2. Tiggerfan1973
3. sunkissed
4. heatherkn
5. ASchaum
6. Helene
7. Evalila
8. Jewels
9. papersaga
10. kris10atcs
11. mariloupatch
12. Snowariginal
13. Theatrerachel
14. RynClaymore
15. NAN1960
21. Gaialuv

04-27-2012, 02:55 PM
Oh I LOVE THIS!!! YES, I want to play...and I'm FIRST to sign up!!! YAY!

04-28-2012, 10:26 AM
Yay! I am so glad to have you, beyondshay.:yes:

04-28-2012, 10:30 AM
I want to play. :)

04-28-2012, 10:34 AM
Tiggerfan1973 is in. I am so glad you chose this swap. Thank you. :D

04-28-2012, 10:37 AM
I'd love to join! Can't wait! Thanks!

04-28-2012, 10:55 AM
Happy to have you sunkissed. You are signed in. :yes:

04-30-2012, 08:01 AM
Heatherkn is in....welcome :D

05-01-2012, 12:03 AM
Sounds like a very fun and creative one!!! May I join please?

05-01-2012, 12:13 PM
I´d love to play, too:)

05-02-2012, 09:08 AM
Hi Evalila! So glad to have you join us. :D

05-02-2012, 05:15 PM
I had drawn out four nice cards, one for each season, with the story of a blooming flower. Then something told me to check the thread, and I realized that all the cards are supposed to be the seasons represented as a woman! Thank goodness I had only used pencil so far. Back to the drawing board for me.

05-02-2012, 07:20 PM
Lol..:laugh:I did that before Tiggerfan1973. I still drew the cards and had them in my gallery.:geek:

05-03-2012, 01:02 AM
Can our women be fairies? I keep thinking of diff wings for each season.

05-03-2012, 11:36 AM
If that's where your creativity is leading you:wideeyed:...diff wings it is....:spinny: :D

05-03-2012, 05:46 PM
This sounds like just the swap I need to stretch my mind--so, sign me up, please.

05-03-2012, 09:39 PM
I'd like to sign up please.

05-04-2012, 08:02 PM
Jewels and papersaga are in... so glad you were able to join us. :D

05-06-2012, 12:30 AM
Here are my ladies! (I nixed the wing idea...took up too much of the background :nah:)

05-06-2012, 09:05 AM
Would love to play, sign me up please

05-08-2012, 06:59 PM
Here's my hostie card - had to do summer twice because it's just that great of a season :cute:

These will be posted tomorrow or Thursday! Thanks!

05-08-2012, 07:25 PM
Kris10atcs, i don't know how I missed you from before, but you are in now. ;) Mariloupatch and Snowariginal I have you on the list as well. :yes: So glad to have you all join in! :D

05-14-2012, 07:47 AM
There's plenty of time for anyone else to join. I am so looking forward in seeing the cards already in the making :yes:

05-15-2012, 10:00 AM
Well just finished mine. Hope this is what you were looking for.
100658 100659 100660 100661

Can I have your address please?

05-15-2012, 07:29 PM
I sent you my address and some instruction on loading your cards to a thread. These aren't showing. :(

05-15-2012, 09:03 PM
I'm respectfully requesting a spot as a participant. No doubt I'll listen to Vivaldi as I design these!

05-16-2012, 12:24 AM
Thanks Lenora, but they are on my computer, seems to be ok.
Can you see them in my gallery?

05-16-2012, 08:44 AM
I can see the images Mariloupatch and they're beautiful!

05-17-2012, 12:36 AM
I guess its this computer if everyone else can see them Mariloupatch. I will check them out in your gallery. Theatrerachel, you are in so glad to have you!:D Papersaga, glad to hear it. I will be looking out for them. :yes:

05-17-2012, 12:39 AM
I received sunkissed cards.:jiggy: They are so adoreable and thank you for the hostess card. I couldn't help but to smile! :)

05-17-2012, 04:36 PM
i would like to join

05-18-2012, 03:40 PM
Yay! :)

05-19-2012, 11:41 PM
RynClaymore is joining in on the fun. You are on the list! :D

05-20-2012, 01:41 PM
So sorry but I'm going to have to drop out. Too much stuff to do and not enough time to do it.

05-20-2012, 02:44 PM
Lurking for now, need to finish I few other swaps before I sign up, but this looks like fun.

05-21-2012, 07:24 AM
Aw Jewels say it isn't so:cry:....yet understandable. I have been there:wacko:. Pink Zombie...I am watching you:mask:...plenty of time to knock a few of those creative cards out :yes:. I hope you join in :cute:.

05-21-2012, 01:25 PM
yay!!! thank you

05-22-2012, 09:29 AM
Sooo glad to have you :jiggy:. ( I really like using the emoticons too).

Kaos Ninja9
05-23-2012, 01:47 AM
I'd love to join, please!

05-24-2012, 06:14 AM
Just finished my cards. They´ll go in the mail next week. Is your address still the same?

05-24-2012, 03:27 PM
Just finished my cards. They´ll go in the mail next week. Is your address still the same?
They are wonderful!!

05-24-2012, 11:18 PM
Thinking about it! Just soooo many ideas in mind!

05-25-2012, 09:20 AM
Kaos Ninja9, you are in. So glad to have you join in on the fun! :D Yes, Evalila, my addy is the same. I will be looking for your cards. :yes: MBM...use them all. I am sure they will be wonderful. Should I sign you up as well? :cute:

05-27-2012, 01:12 PM
Cheers to the Women of the Solstices & the Equinoxes!

05-29-2012, 10:45 PM
Please sign me up.thanks!

05-29-2012, 11:02 PM
Is there any room for one more?

05-31-2012, 08:18 AM
Hey...where was I when all of these swappers came to join the fun? Yay!!!!:jiggy: NAN1960, you are in! HandDrawnViolist, I have been waiting for that sort of name to kick out some masterpieces for this kind of swap...well, not really, but glad to have you!!:yes: Jesann!!! Yay, thanks for joining in! MoonDog17, there is always room for another. :cute: I would like to know mdennis, what took you so long?:skeptical: Glad you are in now!:yes:
Nightwind 431....lurk no more....come on in and have some fun too! :D

05-31-2012, 08:51 AM
My cards are on their way :)

05-31-2012, 03:43 PM
To what address do I mail the cards?


06-01-2012, 11:58 PM
I will be looking for them Evalia. Thank you :D Theatrerachel, I sent you a PM. Let me know if there was some mix up and you haven't got it yet. :yes:

06-12-2012, 10:53 PM
Hooray I am done with my cards they are packaged ready to be sent in the morning!

06-16-2012, 11:46 AM
Thank you for the PM again. I have you on the list...so glad you decided to join in. :D

06-16-2012, 11:46 AM
Yay Jessann...I will be looking for them. :yes:

06-16-2012, 11:02 PM
So beautiful! I especially love your winter card :) so lovely!

06-18-2012, 12:11 PM
im afraid im leaving afa so i must withdraw from this swap

06-18-2012, 02:00 PM
lenora, I need to drop out of this swap. I have drawn out 4 sets of cards and just can't seem to get any inspiration to finish them. I am just not happy with any that I've drawn. :(

06-19-2012, 06:25 AM
Noooooooo...say it isn't soooooo....:no:nevertheless, I understand:cry:. I have been there Tiggerfan1973 :yes:. RynClaymore, we will be sad to see you go :cry:....but I thank you both for letting me know. I hope you both are well with everything else. :cute:

06-21-2012, 12:11 AM
Outtatheblue....I LOVE LOVE LOVE your FALL card! They are all just gorgeous :D

06-21-2012, 10:29 AM
I have seen the cards sent to me in person....they are all so special. No one should be disappointed with their returns! :jiggy:

06-21-2012, 11:52 AM
Ready to mail mine: I went with stylized '70s...ha ha
Colored pencils and watercolors

06-21-2012, 04:40 PM
What a fun idea to change the hair :) cute!

06-22-2012, 09:24 AM
I sent you a PM Helen. I will be looking for them. :D

06-22-2012, 03:49 PM
Hi I'd like to join if not too late?
thanks, Toni

06-22-2012, 06:39 PM
hi, just wanted to make sure I'm doing this right and you know I want to join 4 seasons. sorry, I'm new to technology:wacko:
Toni Stamm

Kaos Ninja9
06-22-2012, 09:44 PM
Sorry but I'm going to have to drop out. I've been so busy that I lost track of time..

06-23-2012, 12:41 AM
I Toni... I will put you on the list. Welcome to the site. So glad to have you joning in on the swap. :D
Awww...Kaos Ninja9, say it isn't so :cry: but I do understand.

Great job Sunkissed....if you need it I will send you a PM for my address.:yes:

06-25-2012, 12:44 PM
I need to remove myself from the swap. I did not read it well enough that you want women depicted as the seasons. I just did the seasons.

06-26-2012, 06:43 PM
WOW Beyondshay! So colorful and will be difficult for me to let them go to anyone else :cool: Hi mdennis...I will be looking for your cards.:) Gaialuv, I got all of your PMs. Relax, I am sure the cards are just fine. I sent you my address, already:yes:.

06-27-2012, 07:59 AM
Try to finish them anyway AShaum... I know you can do it!:yes: :jiggy: :idea:

:wideeyed: :no:Noooooo Snowariginal...nahw...nahw...nahw!!!:eek:(You would think I would conduct myself with a little more decorum...nope):huh: :arghh: Nahw.....nahw.....nahw!!!!:arghh:

Nevertheless, [sigh] I have been there and understand. :cute:

06-27-2012, 02:30 PM
...mmmmm....didn't get them yet han?....mmmmm....ok I am officially being a worry-wort like my hubby calls me...Come on Postal Gods...do your thing!!!!

06-27-2012, 08:17 PM
Sorry Helen I was spazzing about the withdrawals....I believe I have your cards too. Thank you so much. They are wonderful! :yes:

07-07-2012, 12:20 AM
GOT MY SEASONS!!! Lovely work received from Jessann, Sunkissed, MDennis and Mariloupatch! Thank you so much LenoraLB for a wonderfully creative swap! I'm off to Rock my peeps!

07-08-2012, 04:58 PM
Received some beautiful seasons today from MoonDog17~Summer, PaperSaga~Spring, theatrerachel~Mother Nature

...and one of my own *grin*~Fall!

If anyone else received one of their own cards and would like to trade, just pm me :)

I haven't hosted a swap yet (want to, but biting my nails), and can only imagine how difficult it must be to swap cards between players :wacko:

iTrader and Rockin Rep left for all!!!

07-08-2012, 10:01 PM
Thank you to lenoralb for hosting this creative swap! Thank you theatrerachel for your Autumn card, Shelly Tracy (I can't figure out your screen name) for your Summer Solstice Dance card, and HandDrawnViolist for your winter card, and me (he,he) for my summer card. Great swap!