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kat
05-01-2012, 05:24 PM
Challenge: Hand-Drawn or Hand-Painted 3 Blind Cats ?
Due July 7th


Swap Due Date: July 7, 2012
Signup/Withdraw Date: June 27th
Number of Cards: 3:3
Number of Participants: 24

So I thought... if it works for mice, it should work for cats too. :cute: Hand-drawn or hand-painted cards should focus on three cats with an initial blind drawing. Draw most of the head of the cat without looking at the paper. You can take a peek if you need to start a new line. Then, you may look to add details. (See examples.)


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/large/1_3_blind_cats-e.jpg

Your finished art should be original.
No collages, stamps, or stickers.

The requirements:
Put all cards in card protectors &
Use the standard 2.5X3.5 inch size.
On the back of your cards, please write:
your user name
real name
swap name
place of origin
alternative contact information (optional)

HELP ME!!!
Please put your user name on everything, especially the back of both envelopes, to help avoid confusion.



US participants, please enclose a SASE (65 cents) with your cards (and some extra postage if you made very bulky cards or are sending an oversized envelope for returns).

International participants, enclose a self addressed envelope.
I will cover your postage for three internationals. Otherwise, include $1 US.

An extra card would be appreciated, but is not required. Late cards will be returned.

When you are ready to send your cards, PM me for my address.

Don’t hesitate to PM me if you have questions.

1. kat
2. NatashaMay
3. Shawnicaitlin
4. beyondshay
5. sunkissed
6. Jewels
7. Iridescent888
8. tlsexton0913
9. Lemon Crisis
10. Snowariginal
11. jo.on.the.go
12. Josg913
13. SMikell
14. thecharmedlife
15. Halla
16. Sassynebrasky
17. topacelot
18. catladybj
19. pilarfarmer
20. Essy
21. ArtPie

NatashaMay
05-01-2012, 05:36 PM
Sign me up please. :)

Terri F
05-01-2012, 06:43 PM
Oh my goodness. What fun. Kat count me in please!!

kat
05-01-2012, 06:43 PM
Welcome, NatashaMay!

kat
05-01-2012, 06:46 PM
Welcome, Shawnicaitlin!

beyondshay
05-06-2012, 07:45 PM
I would like to join please?!

kat
05-06-2012, 07:50 PM
Welcome, beyondshay!

sunkissed
05-06-2012, 09:18 PM
I love these! Please sign me up Kat! :)

kat
05-07-2012, 07:30 AM
Welcome, sunkissed!

Jewels
05-07-2012, 11:09 AM
Me! Me! Pick Me!

kat
05-07-2012, 05:54 PM
Right you are, Jewels!

Iridescent888
05-08-2012, 10:27 PM
I can never have enough cats Kat, please sign me up too.

tlsexton0913
05-08-2012, 11:24 PM
I am going to give this a go, but I am not promising perfection at all! LOL

kat
05-09-2012, 07:13 AM
Welcome, Iridescent888 & tlsexton0913 !

tlsexton0913
05-09-2012, 11:36 PM
OMG, I'm not sure what happened with my first two cats, but here they are. I blind drew most of the cat, so maybe that is why they look so strange.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4861/medium/1_Hand-Drawn_or_Hand-Painted_3_Blind_Cats_Swap-1.jpg

Iridescent888
05-10-2012, 12:20 AM
I think strange is expected...mine are too and the one of yours resembles a giraffe cat hehehe...I like them!

Jewels
05-10-2012, 02:26 AM
Here's mine. I'll get them mailed soon if they're alright.

kat
05-10-2012, 08:40 AM
Great cats, tlsexton0913 & Jewels! Thanks for posting them.

Iridescent888
05-10-2012, 08:51 AM
Awwww Jewels...love the purple one.

In fact All of them.

tlsexton0913
05-10-2012, 08:59 AM
Jewels, those are awesome!

tlsexton0913
05-10-2012, 09:57 AM
Ok, here are my last two. The black and white one I'm calling "Jersey".

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4861/medium/1_Hand-Drawn_or_Hand-Painted_3_Blind_Cats_Swap-2.jpg

Lemon Crisis
05-10-2012, 04:20 PM
This is a great theme - I love cats! Can I join in purrwease? :)

I love Jewels' and tlsexton0913's cards (you two were quick!) So cute.

kat
05-10-2012, 05:47 PM
Welcome, Lemon Crisis!

Terri F
05-14-2012, 08:04 AM
Jewels your cards are so adorable.

kat
05-14-2012, 04:34 PM
Welcome, snowariginal! I can't add you to the list with the iPad, see problems below.


BTW, my computer isn't speaking to the Internet. I have new adapter coming in 6 long days! Please bear with me.

jo.on.the.go
05-17-2012, 05:19 PM
Oh, yes...it did work for mice...I will try cats as well!

kat
05-17-2012, 05:55 PM
tlsexton -- Morris, Smoky, Bob, & Jersey are safely in the house! Thanks for the extra. I think Jersey is my favorite, but it will be tough choosing among these cuties.

Jo -- Welcome!

tlsexton0913
05-17-2012, 06:23 PM
kat, Jersey was my favorite and I made another one like it to trade with someone. :cute:

sunkissed
05-18-2012, 03:48 PM
So cute! Seeing all the kitties posted makes me want to put off my to do list and work on my cats :)

PinkZombie
05-18-2012, 10:35 PM
Lurking for now. I did two really quick and did the whole body and face blind drawn. They... sort of resemble cats. Blob cats. From outer space. :wacko:

sunkissed
05-19-2012, 01:01 AM
Okay, here are mine :) As you can probably tell, I didn't get any chores done off of my to do list hehe.

100853 100854 100855 100856

kat
05-19-2012, 07:53 AM
Those are super!!

Lemon Crisis
05-19-2012, 08:46 AM
I love those sunkissed! The orange is my favourite :)

tlsexton0913
05-19-2012, 11:40 AM
Those are just too adorable sunkissed. I love the cat with the wings! So sweet. Must have run out of lives...

kat
05-19-2012, 06:15 PM
Welcome, Josg913 !

NatashaMay
05-21-2012, 07:54 AM
Awesome cards everyone! :D I have mine outlined I only need to color now.

Iridescent888
05-21-2012, 09:12 AM
Outlined too....fun cards everyone!

Iridescent888
05-22-2012, 12:33 PM
I got two blind cats here hope someone will want to adopt them.:daydreaming:

tlsexton0913
05-22-2012, 04:53 PM
Iridescent888, love them both. I favor the Fish Grill one though! He looks so tough.

NatashaMay
05-22-2012, 06:59 PM
Here are mine. :D This was really fun!

kat
05-22-2012, 07:45 PM
How fun is this!!!

sunkissed
05-22-2012, 09:21 PM
Those are great NatashaMay! I especially love the monocle one :)

Jewels
05-24-2012, 09:08 AM
Haha. Love the one with the Monocle. Great set.

SMikell
05-24-2012, 01:31 PM
WOW! Sign me up for this! Plz...

kat
05-24-2012, 04:27 PM
Welcome, SMikell!

Iridescent888
05-24-2012, 04:35 PM
:)Here are the other duo will be on their way as soon as I purchase some envelopes.

topacelot
05-24-2012, 04:39 PM
So cute Netasha
& Iridescent great fishy one

Yeah kat...I really liked these blind drawings...it makes me not overthink everything...pls sign me up for this one too :)

kat
05-24-2012, 06:05 PM
Iridescent -- Very cool!

thecharmedlife
05-27-2012, 12:37 AM
May I join? Sounds like too much fun.

kat
05-27-2012, 06:47 AM
Welcome, thecharmedlife!

kat
05-29-2012, 01:41 PM
NatashaMay -- Your wonderful cats arrived today! Thanks for the extra.

kat
05-29-2012, 01:48 PM
A few more cats:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_cats-6b.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/large/1_cats-9.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_cats-5.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_cats-6.jpg

Iridescent888
05-29-2012, 09:40 PM
Awww I want em all!

tlsexton0913
05-29-2012, 10:51 PM
kat, your cats are adorable! :notworthy::cool::)

kat
05-30-2012, 11:29 AM
Shawnicaitlin -- your delightful cats are here!

Halla
05-30-2012, 12:02 PM
If I join now, I'd be third international right? I don't have any dollars but would love to join the fun.

kat
05-30-2012, 05:06 PM
Halla -- Right you are! Welcome to the swap.

kat
05-31-2012, 07:14 AM
Welcome, Sassynebrasky!

topacelot
05-31-2012, 04:54 PM
Hi, you missed me!

And pls send your address...almost done with cats and mice are done

NatashaMay
05-31-2012, 06:17 PM
NatashaMay -- Your wonderful cats arrived today! Thanks for the extra.
I missed this. Thanks for letting me know. Postman must have been running cause this was fast! :D

kat
06-01-2012, 05:54 AM
topacelot --- Thanks for the heads-up. Welcome to the swap!

NatashaMay --- Yes, I usually get very fast service. Also, I showed my completed molie journal to the postman a few weeks ago, and he now feels that he's an important part to the artistic process.

sunkissed
06-01-2012, 09:12 AM
My little kitties are going in the mail today :)

kat
06-04-2012, 12:48 PM
sunkissed -- your wonderful kitties arrived today! Thanks for the extra.

Iridescent888
06-08-2012, 08:41 PM
Please be lookin out for my cats that went out the door today.

kat
06-08-2012, 08:43 PM
Will do!!

kat
06-10-2012, 08:26 PM
I'm off to AFA Portland soon. I'll try to keep up, but please be patient :).

kat
06-11-2012, 12:45 PM
Iridescent888 -- your cool cats are in the house!

Iridescent888
06-11-2012, 07:24 PM
Yeah! have a great time in Portland.

jo.on.the.go
06-18-2012, 09:33 AM
Here you go...cats and scans of lines only

jo.on.the.go
06-18-2012, 09:41 AM
and the rest (somehow scan for the lines of cat #4 did not "take" but I already put the cards in the mail)

catladybj
06-18-2012, 05:32 PM
purreeze add me to the list.

kat
06-18-2012, 10:13 PM
Home from Portland... Had a great time, but my brain is FULL!!! Except for a trip for groceries, I have spent the day answering emails & finding my desk after dumping all the AFA goodies upon it. My suitcase is half empty (or half full, depending on your perspective). The laundry baskets are half full (or half empty , depending on your perspective).

I rec'd cute cats from SMikell. Thanks for the extra.

kat
06-18-2012, 10:18 PM
Welcome, catladybj!

Iridescent888
06-20-2012, 08:29 PM
Enjoying the Portland pics posted...what goodies did you bring home?
Laundry is always half full!

kat
06-20-2012, 08:48 PM
Spent the day (13 hours and counting) taking care of my DH thru surgery. His bicep has been reattached. His rotator cuff was less damaged than initially thought. SO... laundry's still half full-- plus...

I sent out 54 rep pts today and aboout that many yesterday. My brain is fried. If I missed you, let me know. AFA-Portland was wonderful, but life is catching up faster than usual.

Two pieces of my art were accepted Monday in a juried show. I was also accepted to be one of eight featured artists at a theatre in my mom home town. Presentation is June 29th, same day as the opening of the other show, of course. I'm at a crazy state.

Iridescent888
06-20-2012, 11:00 PM
Whoa...if I could help with the laundry I would.
What a load! Glad your husband's prognosis is better it sure sounds painful!

Juried show how exciting what two pieces did they choose?
Just smile and accept the Miss Popularity award...no one can tell your brain is fried...lol
I'm happy for you!

topacelot
06-21-2012, 12:28 AM
Please send your addy...I can't find it if I have it :cute:

kat
06-21-2012, 06:38 AM
jo.on.the.go -- Your fun cats arrived yesterday! Thanks for the extra.

Lemon Crisis
06-23-2012, 02:20 PM
I'm going to have to withdraw I'm afraid. Signed up for a couple too many in my enthusiasm! But from what I've heard it's pretty common amongst us newbies ;) lol.

kat
06-23-2012, 03:40 PM
No worries. Thanks for letting us know.

topacelot
06-26-2012, 01:22 AM
Mine are in the mail with the mice!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/219/large/1_Blind_Drawn_Cat_Swap_and_a_Mouse.jpg

topacelot
06-26-2012, 01:26 AM
Colors a bit off...camera just doesn't do so well with the highlighter colors and those oranges are off too

Essy
06-26-2012, 02:48 AM
Lurking, but really thinking of joining...I love cat themed ATCs...going to try a few blind drawings first :)

kat
06-26-2012, 07:41 AM
pilarfarmer -- Welcome!

Essy -- hope to see you join.

Halla
06-26-2012, 01:53 PM
I'm sorry but I have to withdraw.

kat
06-26-2012, 06:29 PM
Thanks for letting us know.

Essy
06-26-2012, 07:44 PM
Kat! May I join :)...I'm going to enjoy making these :)

kat
06-28-2012, 10:58 AM
topacelot -- Your cats have arrived! That was pretty brave putting them in the same envie with the mice, but no one got eaten :).

Essy
06-28-2012, 08:19 PM
My finished Blind Cats
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=309870
Hope I added the pics of my cats correctly

Kat, thanks for your addy, I will mail them this evening.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5226/small/1_Mr._Rouge.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5226/small/1_2012-Miss_Kooky.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5226/small/1_Mr._Finesse.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5226/small/1_Madame_Violet.jpg

topacelot
06-28-2012, 10:02 PM
Very cute Essy, love the one with the mouse!

kat
06-29-2012, 03:23 PM
pilarfarmer & essy -- cute kitiies!

thecharmedlife -- your cats have arrived!

The nightmare mail also arrived; I'm sad to say. ArtPie your envelope came completely empty!

kat
06-30-2012, 12:32 PM
ArtPie another envelope came with your cards today. Hurray!

Iridescent888
06-30-2012, 05:20 PM
Yea! How did that happen lol

kat
06-30-2012, 06:22 PM
A mystery to me, but I have a theory :)

Essy
06-30-2012, 08:16 PM
Thank you Topacelot, pilarfarmer, and kat for your kind comments :) Everyone's Blind Cats that I have seen are Fabulous!!

Essy
07-01-2012, 08:46 PM
Thanks again Kat for the instructions on how to add my pics to this thread :)

kat
07-02-2012, 02:31 PM
Essy -- your cats are here! Thanks for the extra.

Essy
07-02-2012, 09:34 PM
YAY! So happy the Cats have arrived :) Thank you! You're welcome.

kat
07-03-2012, 04:01 PM
pilarfarmer - Your cards are here!

beyondshay
07-04-2012, 12:06 AM
Blind Kitties On Their Way from OOOOOOOOOklahoma

catladybj
07-05-2012, 06:55 PM
my kitties are on their way-short trip from GA to NC

kat
07-06-2012, 12:12 PM
Snowariginal & beyondshay -- your cats arrived today!

kat
07-07-2012, 06:14 AM
Okay; I'll wait for them.

kat
07-07-2012, 11:53 AM
catladybj -- your cards arrived today!

kat
07-11-2012, 12:54 PM
Sassynebrasky -- your cats have arrived!

kat
07-14-2012, 10:33 AM
All the kitties are swapped out. I'll be mailing them from Indiana due to a family crisis. Everyone should have iTraders by now. PM me if I missed you. Unfortunately, my iPod does allow me to give rep pts. I'll see if I can find another method while I'm here. Otherwise, it will have to wait until I return home.

Jewels
07-16-2012, 11:46 PM
Some blind Kitties wandered in today. Thanks to Iridescent888, Kat and NatashaMay.

catladybj
07-17-2012, 04:16 PM
mine arr'd too.
Take Care KAT!

Iridescent888
07-17-2012, 05:00 PM
Beautiful cats received from Natasha May, Beyondshay and our hostess.
Thanks so very much!
Kat thanks for your swap.

kat
07-17-2012, 08:56 PM
I'm happy to see that the kitties are making their way home.

sunkissed
07-17-2012, 10:59 PM
Yay! My mailbox was full of kitties today! Thanks to our generous host Kat! Off to leave itrader and reps now :)

Terri F
07-18-2012, 02:26 PM
Yay. Mine too.
sweety pies from
beyondshay
essy
jo-on-the-go

thank you so much ladies and to Kat for hosting and the wonderful Portland or Bust card ;)

kat
07-18-2012, 03:21 PM
The Portland or Bust card is my signature card from AFA Portland. It's a thank you for each player.

beyondshay
07-18-2012, 04:01 PM
Received darling kitties today!!! Love your swaps KAT!!! Darling "Portland or Bust" thank you :)

Got wonderful work from Jewels~Curious Cat (matches the precious mouse I got in the blind mouse swap *giggle*), NatasiaMay~Orange & Iridescent888~2/3!

iTrader and You Rock rep for all!!! Puuuurrrring

SMikell
07-18-2012, 10:16 PM
Rcvd some awesome returns! Thanks kat for the fun swap.

jo.on.the.go
07-21-2012, 01:14 PM
Received the cats a few days ago. What a selection...great swap kat. And special thanks to:
Essy - Miss Kooky
Smoky - tlsexton0913
catladyby - Flower

tlsexton0913
07-21-2012, 02:11 PM
I received WONDERFUL kitties from sassynebrasky, topacelot, and jo.on.the.go. OMG, what wonderful hostess and I LOVE the card from you. Thank you so much! :)

kat
07-21-2012, 06:23 PM
I'm so happy that everyone is pleased with their returns. I could see that each of you enjoyed the creation process! It was one of the easiest swaps that I have hosted because of that. Thanks to you all (y'all). Yes, I'm from the Deep South. Y'all is plural of you :cool:

NatashaMay
07-24-2012, 07:06 AM
My kitties came with the mail today. :) Thanks so much to our hostess for a fab swap and to Iridescent888, sunkissed and again kat for a fab return kitties. :)