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12-04-2012, 04:44 AM
All-Types-Art-a-thon is here again! This time the theme is Christmas :).

sharlene54 and sniisk are hosting

Start time (in your time zone) 12:01 am on Thursday morning, December 6, 2012 (It's the Independence day in Finland :D)
and end time (in your time zone) 11:59 pm on Sunday evening, December 9, 2012.

This weekend we will :
1) Create Christmas themed art of any type to show and tell: ATC’s, chunky pages, 4x4’s, 4x6’s, inchies, twinchies, bookmarks, charms, jewelry, art dolls, skinny pages, journal pages, tags, rollos, gothic arches, post cards, altered tins – or whatever type of art your heart calls you to create.
And we'll be collaging, sewing, painting, drawing, zentangles, digital altering, photographs, metal work, beading, sculpting, using postage stamps, creating Found Poetry, tea bag folding, transparencies... you name it!
2) Show what lovely creations you've made
3) Trade art - if you wish.
4) Chat (if you can only stop in to admire the art and chat sometimes, that’s absolutely okay!)
5) Feel free to ask questions in the thread


Thursday: Use Christmas stamps? or wrapping paper as a part of your art
Friday: Moos and inchies
Saturday: APCs
Sunday: glitter and glitz
(Themes are ENTIRELY optional. Create any Christmas themed.)

ALSO NOTE that your work does NOT have to be for trade. If you’re working on swaps or a quilt or your journal, show us whatever you’re working on today.

What IS an a-thon?
It’s a marathon create-your-favorite-art, done over the same day and time in each time zone. It’s kind of like we were all together for the weekend to play with our art supplies and this thread is our play room.

HOW IT WORKS: At 12:01 am on thursday, December 6th (your time zone - which is really Midnight on Wednesday if you think about it!) start creating art, then upload your lovely creations to the A-Thon Gallery and post to the thread. Continue throughout the event time. Trading and chatting ensues.

HOW TO ASK FOR A TRADE: When you find a piece of art or goody bag you must have, please SEND A PERSONAL MESSAGE (pm) to that person asking for a trade. Please DO NOT post requests for trades to the thread. It can get way too confusing.

Note: If you do make a trade, please be sure to send to your trade partner within two weeks. If you’re running late, communicate!

WANT TO COMPLIMENT AN ARTIST: And you will… remember you can click the You Rock button and leave it there.

From your atcsforall.com gallery:
It’s easiest to have two windows open. I can create another "tab" and get to my gallery in one and be in my post reply box in the other.
Internet Explorer
1 Go to the main page of your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu has “properties” at the bottom.
2) Right click on “properties”, and it will show you Address (URL). Highlight the address/url and copy (Ctrl C).
Then follow steps 3 - 5

Note: Your picture will come up as large. Most folks use small or medium in the thread.

Mozella Firefox
1) Go to the main page of your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu that includes “Copy Image Location” (which is about 2/3 down the list for me)
2) Click on the “Copy Image Location”
Then follow steps 3 - 5

3) Go to your post in the thread and click on the "insert image" button (looks like a postcard)
4) Paste the address (right click, click paste or Ctrl V) into the window that pops up and hit OK - that puts the code into your post for your picture to show up; (you paste the address from the properties box over the http thingy that shows when you open the "insert image" box)
5) Remember that images from the gallery can be small, medium or large. Find the word small, medium or large (or letters s m l) in the address and change it to size you want. Most folks use small or medium in the thread.
[IMG]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Maygar_Posta-traded.jpg [/IMG

(leaving the last bracket off the above so you can see how the address will look)

From your computer:
1. Click POST REPLY at the bottom of the messages screen. Above the message box, click the paperclip next to the smiley face. Then upload as usual. This will upload your picture as a thumbnail.
2. If you go into the Quick Reply box at the bottom of the messages screen, click GO ADVANCED and you will get the paperclip above the message box.

From a flickr or photobucket account:

If you have any questions at all, feel free to pm your host, or post your questions to the thread. We have a lot of experienced art-a-thoners who are more than willing to help those of you new to this craziness.

12-04-2012, 09:21 AM
I'll be visiting and watching.

12-04-2012, 10:59 AM
will try to play ;)

Wil Opio Oguta
12-04-2012, 02:03 PM
I will be there

12-04-2012, 08:20 PM
I'm all set to play...thanks for doing this!

Just Ducky
12-05-2012, 12:04 AM
I am tonight working on some chunky backgrounds.. I have re-purpose vintage Christmas card images and they too large for atc but great for chunky's...

12-05-2012, 12:33 AM
Sounds like it'll be fun.

12-05-2012, 10:00 AM
It's 4pm here on Wednesday. 8 hours to go. I have been working 14 hours per day too many days and I'm totally tired. If I go to dleep now, I can be very effective tomorrow morning. Just some small preparations today, then one well slep night and three free days with art. Unfortunately I have to be working on the other side of the country on Monday morning and have to travel there on Sunday evening.

12-05-2012, 10:04 AM
Any ideas for daily challenges? The challneges are totally optional, of course, but they can give some inspiration to some players :).

12-05-2012, 10:21 AM
Glad to see many of you ready to GO. I'm working on backgrounds. I like alcohol inks on playing cards and also glitter mist on other things.

12-05-2012, 10:33 AM
How about challenges of glitter and glitz or APCs?

See you all later. Off to do some errands.

12-05-2012, 10:57 AM
Using Christmas Stamps? or Wrapping Paper?

12-05-2012, 11:17 AM
Iīm (almost) ready :)

12-05-2012, 11:59 AM
Thank you all, now we the challenges :).

12-05-2012, 01:28 PM
I will sure and try to join in the fun.

12-05-2012, 02:03 PM
I think I'm actually going to take the weekend off working on swaps and stuff for Artzona and just have fun athonning. I love the idea of Christmas moos.

12-05-2012, 02:45 PM
Hi Cynthia, I am hosting a Winter/Christmas moo for the moment.
Still places available :>))))

12-05-2012, 03:36 PM
I will get things started - it's 6.34am Thursday - i won't get to play again till tomorrow - have work and then our school's Year 10 formal tonight - so will be a late one.

I am going to make a few more using this collage sheet- it has some very funny expressions

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_CAT__1.jpeg CATART#1 TRADED

12-05-2012, 03:48 PM
Hi Cynthia, I am hosting a Winter/Christmas moo for the moment.
Still places available :>))))

Hmmm...let me see if I prove to be any good at them first. :) Thanks for the invite, though.

Great art to start us, Jonquil.

I'm going to go start some backgrounds for tomorrow.

12-05-2012, 04:03 PM
You're the first to post, jonquil. Good for you. I hope we get to trade. I have 9 hours to go.

12-05-2012, 04:41 PM
i'm sure we will sharlene - looking forward to it

12-05-2012, 05:54 PM
1 hour and 2 minutes to go....off to bed :sleep: Night all, need my beauty sleep.

12-05-2012, 06:21 PM
Good night, Mariloupatch. Tomorrow will surely be a great, creative day.

12-05-2012, 06:41 PM
jonquil, wonderful start! :D

I won't be there tomorrow (Thursday) cause I have 'uni day of doom', but after that I'll try to play. Also love the daily challenges, very inspiring! <3

12-05-2012, 08:28 PM
I was unable to access AFA yesterday, so spent the day creating cards! Here they are.

APC 5 of Hearts: Santa, cut and paste, background origami paper. Traded
APC 6 of Hearts: Origami Flower w glitter in the middle, background origami paper.
Xmas Tree: Origami and Punch Art. There are 8 layers and different punch art on ea. Traded
Xmas Wreath: Origami - Wreath, Ribbon, Candy Cane, Santa and Gift Box. Traded
Postage Stamp and Origami Butterfly.

I am not disciplined enough to follow the theme for each day. So will just create whatever comes to mind.

12-05-2012, 08:50 PM
Wow, Miloccpep. You are off to a great start. You and jonquil are creating eye candy for us who still have several hours until it's time.

12-05-2012, 09:04 PM
Great cards Rita! Love that Santa.

12-05-2012, 09:25 PM
Awesome start! I've still got to wait a bit...

I'm actually hoping to get the last bit of paperwork I need for the new house tomorrow, I can relax a bit and actually settle down and do something fun that's not house-related! :D Good thing I decided to hold off on packing my artsy stuff! ;D

12-05-2012, 10:15 PM
These are Xmas cards 41/4 x 6, Single fold, blank on the inside.
The Xmas Trees has 8 layers and a Star at the top. Star will be folded for mailing.
Chiyogami means both sides of paper had pattern / colour.

Xmas athon 6: Origami Green and Yellow. Stars on one side, colored on the other.
Xmas athon 7: Origami Yellow and Red.
Xmas athon 8: Origami Green and Yellow. Dots and Stripes chiyogami.

12-05-2012, 11:01 PM
More cards in Landscape layout.

Xmas athon 09: Origami: Chiyogami Stars and Color
Xmas athon 10: Origami: Chiyogami Stripes and Dots
Xmas athon 11: Origami: Chiyogami Dots and Stripes
Xmas athon 12: Origami: Chiyogami Dots and Stripes
Xmas athon 13: Origami: Chiyogami Stars and Color ** opps! Tree is tilted! :biglaugh:

12-05-2012, 11:25 PM
I am working on 6 more cards...WIP. All Landscape Layout.
Note the tree in blue - that's how it looks when you turn the layer.
These are NOT Chiyogami.

12-05-2012, 11:39 PM
Great art being shown already and it is just early.

I hope to play a bit over the weekend - I am off to a Pantiomine tonight - Cinderella - should be great fun.....Oh not it won't.....Oh yes it will :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:

12-05-2012, 11:45 PM
Rita, you are in sync with your muse. GOOD GOING!!!

12-06-2012, 12:08 AM
Oh yay, it's started somewhere. I hope to have time to play a bit this weekend. :)

12-06-2012, 12:16 AM
Xmas athon 14: Santa in the city. Origami,Collage and Punch Art.

This is a 2-fold Santa, carrying his proverbial 'bag' of gifts!

12-06-2012, 12:18 AM
Awesome, inspired work!

...but I can't stay awake any longer waiting for my green-light. I'll probably join in after I get out of work (If I don't have to track down people for the house...) G'night everyone!

12-06-2012, 12:55 AM
miloccpep is really rockin around the Christmas tree.

12-06-2012, 01:10 AM
Hi Jill, yes I am kinda rocking around the Xmas Tree! Everything about Christmas kind of moves me. From carols to colors to the festive energy! Spirit has a way of doing things, have you notice? I could not access the site yesterday, so spent it creating cards!

Sharlene is right about the Muse. She's returned to enjoy Christmas with me!

12-06-2012, 02:17 AM
Wonderful start, jonquil and miloccpep!

Iīll have to head off to the dog obedience school with Linda in less than 2 hours. Weīll see, what I can get done until then....

12-06-2012, 02:45 AM
Here's a few. I'm off to bed next.

12-06-2012, 02:48 AM
And a few more.

12-06-2012, 03:28 AM
Oooh, some of you have already posted cards! Yay!

12-06-2012, 03:28 AM
I started about an hour ago so nothing to show yet.

12-06-2012, 03:35 AM
Lovely eye candy to start the day with! Jewels, you made me smile, a wonderful start of the day, thank you!

12-06-2012, 03:36 AM
My first three greeting cards for our bazaar on Saturday (not available:))

12-06-2012, 03:55 AM
Love them Evy, simple but beautiful.
I started my christmas cards yesterday, and put them together this morning,
I have also three cards ready.

12-06-2012, 03:57 AM
yehhh did not finish my coffee, so I forgot...
114102 114103 114104.
not available

12-06-2012, 05:17 AM
and another 2 for this morning, sorry not available


12-06-2012, 05:54 AM
My first cards. All for trade.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/3_4.jpg Xmas #1 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/3_7.jpg Xmas #2 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_15.jpg Xmas #3 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/3_17.jpg Xmas #4 TRADED

Wil Opio Oguta
12-06-2012, 06:08 AM
So many pretty cards have been showed and it is only day 1 -:). I am eager to start but have to wait for the delivery man first. I treated myself to anumber of artbin containers, maybe with the help of these I can get my studio organised.

12-06-2012, 07:28 AM
Xmas athon 15: Collage - Frosty

12-06-2012, 07:28 AM
Some more greeting cards from me (our dog trainer is ill, so no school for Linda today - more crafty time for me YAY:))

12-06-2012, 07:31 AM
Is someone collecting Christmas chunkies? I started to make some..

12-06-2012, 08:09 AM
Good morning everyone. WOW, WOW, WOW! Great cards all you marathoners. I'm putting together my first few cards.

12-06-2012, 08:51 AM
Hi Sharlene :).

12-06-2012, 08:52 AM
my first card--more coming soon.


Wil Opio Oguta
12-06-2012, 09:02 AM
Here are my first cards:

12-06-2012, 09:47 AM
another 2 of my christmas cards
114121 114122

12-06-2012, 09:48 AM
Lovely Christmas stuff already!

I am making Christmas cards today. I have made 4 chunky size collages til now which I will glue to a off-white card. Not for trade...

12-06-2012, 09:49 AM
Jewels, your cards are both funny and adorable, and they gave me a reason to grin this morning, so thank you! <3
miloccpep, wow, you're a machine! :O Keep going, those cards are awesome!
Evalila and Marilou, those Christmas cards are wonderful!
sniisk, your APCs are so beautiful and unostentatious (yes, I needed a dictionary for that word. ;) ), lovely!
sharlene54, nice one! I especially love the torn stamp... <3
Wil Opio Oguta, sweet snowmen! :D

(Hope I didn't forget anyone...)
What a wonderful start! <3 I'm still stuck here being forced to endure boring lectures when I could be playing with my art supplies instead... *sighs*
Well, tomorrow then! :)

12-06-2012, 09:49 AM
Kitty, it's unfair if you don't trade them :policeman:.

:) I would love to trade them all.

12-06-2012, 09:51 AM
Kitty, those are beautiful! <3

12-06-2012, 09:56 AM
Kitty, it's unfair if you don't trade them :policeman:.

:) I would love to trade them all.

Well.... I can also print them and use the copy for the Christmas cards and trade the originals...?

12-06-2012, 09:58 AM
Prayer_at_night, you took the word, as they say, right out of my mouth. Great , creative, cards everyone. And the marathon has just begun.:biglaugh:

12-06-2012, 09:58 AM
Well.... I can also print them and use the copy for the Christmas cards and trade the originals...?

You don't need to :). You just make the most beautiful cards and everyone would love to reade them.

12-06-2012, 10:02 AM
You don't need to :). You just make the most beautiful cards and everyone would love to reade them.

:notworthy: Thank you.... you make me blush. BUT this athon is not over yet! And it has started to snow, so I am going nowhere today :rolleyes: I will be back with some tradeables.

12-06-2012, 10:09 AM
It has been snowing here all the day. Well, at least we'll have a very white Christmas.

12-06-2012, 10:38 AM
Three more ATCs. All for trade.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_49_.jpg Xmas #5 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_47_.jpg Xmas #6 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_21_.jpg Xmas #7 TRADED

12-06-2012, 10:39 AM
And two chunky pages.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_C1_.jpg Xmas #8 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_C4_.jpg Xmas #9 TRADED

12-06-2012, 10:45 AM
And two APCs.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_23_.jpg Xmas #10 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_43_.jpg Xmas #11 TRADED

12-06-2012, 10:48 AM
Xmas athon 16: Icy - Collage.

12-06-2012, 10:58 AM
Good night all! I may not be here tomorrow to do art. Out for appointments until late evening.

12-06-2012, 10:59 AM
Good night Rita!

12-06-2012, 11:53 AM
two available for trade..................

Little Elf House...........................traded
Snowman On 5th Avenue.....traded

12-06-2012, 12:16 PM
Good morning everyone!!!!! And so it begins.....

I have a few to post this morning. Unfortunately will have to work this afternoon but perhaps if I'm not dead tired, I'll get some in this evening.

Now to go and check out the ones already posted!!

The Herald Angel Sings - available
Snowman Construction - available
Frosty - TRADED
Snowy Field - TRADED
Oh Little Town - TRADED

Wil Opio Oguta
12-06-2012, 12:43 PM
And 4 more cards:

12-06-2012, 01:02 PM
and my last 2 Christmas cards for the day


12-06-2012, 01:05 PM
I think we are starting our Independence day celebrations now. No new cards from my table today.

12-06-2012, 01:12 PM
Have fun, Sanna!

12-06-2012, 01:16 PM
Had a long walk with the dog and a small dinner.

Here are more greeting cards. Maybe Iīll start making some ATCs now - I think I need something to trade:D

Just Ducky
12-06-2012, 01:49 PM
morning ladies... haven't looked back yet to see all the goodies you guys have been posting...
I am starting out slow but gathering motion... these 3 lil' ones I started right around midnight but then dozed off... :sleep:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_1.jpg..... Christmas #1 (stamped)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_2.jpg..... Christmas #2 (dimensional stickers) TRADED. thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_3.jpg..... Christmas #3 (dimensional stickers) TRADED. thank you

I am working on some Christmas Chunkys right now almost ready for more show and tell..

12-06-2012, 02:01 PM
Cool art! Ok, off to the studio.....

12-06-2012, 02:15 PM
More and more cool stuff!!! I'm already dreading being gone for the afternoon!!!!:cry:

Here are three more for this morning.

Holiday Greetings - Available
Noel - Available
Season's Greetings - TRADED

12-06-2012, 02:17 PM
Three more and I'm off to grab a bite of lunch before heading out to wrangle 26 elementary kids after school!!!

If you want to trade go ahead and PM me...don't worry...I'll be checking my PMs the minute I get back at 6:30 (CT)

Winter Watch - TRADED
Downhill thrill - TRADED
Bringing Home the Tree - TRADED

12-06-2012, 02:22 PM
Wow Wow Wow! So many great cards already! They are really getting me into the Christmas mood. :)

12-06-2012, 02:37 PM
Here's a few more picts. I'm off to my brother's place. We're going to go get his tree and trim it. Hopefully I'll get back to art tonight.

Just Ducky
12-06-2012, 02:59 PM
I'm feeling the spirit flowing around here... kinda making me want to go Christmas shoppin'
these 3 chunky's... I have some older and very pretty Christmas cards... and these 3 are from 1944 and 1946... I am showing them without dangles... can be sent with or without..

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_4.jpg..... #4 (this is from 1944 card)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_5.jpg..... #5 (dated Dec, 16 1944..personal message written on back of card)... (TRADED) thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_6.jpg..... #6 ( this is from a 1946 Christmas card) (TRADED) thank you

12-06-2012, 03:04 PM
Two ATCs from me - both are traded:)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_CATART1.jpg # 1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_CATART2.jpg # 2

12-06-2012, 03:43 PM
I have to get cracking this afternoon - lots of cards I would love to have!!!! great work all

12-06-2012, 03:46 PM
Come and join the Christmas Bingo if you like


12-06-2012, 04:10 PM
Ok, am I the only player painting? How sad! anyway, here are my first cards...enjoy!
114173Nativity #6
114174Nativity #5
114175Nativity #4

12-06-2012, 04:11 PM
First cards, pt. 2...:)
114178Nativity #3
114179Nativity #2
114180Nativity #1

12-06-2012, 04:35 PM
I had some things to do this afternoon. I missed so much. I shouldn't leave for to long, or I miss so much eye candy and trading.

Evalila-so many wonderful cards
Ducky-you too, so many-cute snow people(I want to be politically correct)
minnkel-great art, see you later
jewels-I always love you cards
1v2paint-I wish I could paint, your cards are fabulous
monarch-so creative, as usual, I love the way mix colors and patterns
Wil-all your art is beautiful especially the pointsettia

I hope I didn't forget anyone.

12-06-2012, 04:36 PM
First cards from me:




12-06-2012, 04:41 PM
I have 2 using postage stamps.


12-06-2012, 07:25 PM
Hi peoples Lovely stuff already!!!! I got side tracked to day after hubby headded back to work. I have had one cup of coffee and a bowl of cereal, it is already after 3pm and all I've done is play with my polymer clay and molds. I only bought three bricks of clay, and my molds are mostly steampunkish so it's not very Christmassy.

I do have a Cat face mold and remembering the earlier conversation about jewlery and ornaments I am going to make some kitty Christmas ornaments. I'm making 3 gray and two tan. I am spending a good amount of time on them and postage will be costly so I will trade them for chunkys. I will be doing atc's later

12-06-2012, 08:04 PM
BEAUTIFUL, INSPIRING, ART! Keep it up! I want to trade so badly, but I know I have nothin' to offer at this point. :(

Ok...so I'm off to a slow start. Huzbee and I just finished watching a movie, which thoroughly broke his brain. So...from a gritty post-apocalyptic movie, I'm more than ready for some Christmas cheer! :D

12-06-2012, 08:21 PM
Moo house and moo cards available..............

moo cards 1-4 traded

House available

12-06-2012, 09:15 PM
Beautiful cards everyone!!!!

I might do some handdrawn cards later, but at the moment Iīm working on more collaged atcs. I canīt use the scanner, īcause itīs on the other computer, so I have to take pics with my camera. But this will have to wait until the morning when thereīs more light. So no Show and Tell from me for the next few hours.

Itīs 2 am here and Iīm awake for 2,5 hours now. Darn insomnia!! But hey - more time to create!!! ***LOL*** At least until I fall asleep at my craft table....

Just Ducky
12-06-2012, 09:38 PM
Evelyn, I was wondering if you sleep, saw you on line here this morning and now here you are again... sure hope you can get some much needed rest....

ok, thinking this is it for me tonigh... a few more chunkys...
now I am NOT asking for a chunky in trade... what you are doing is great with me...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_7.jpg.....# 7 just some cute cut and paste images... (TRADED.. thank you)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_8.jpg.....#8 this image is from a ol' Christmas card (TRADED).. thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_9.jpg.....#9 image taken from an old Christmas card

12-06-2012, 09:41 PM
Here are my first contributions to our Athon! (All but the 6 of Diamonds have Postage Stamps on them)

6 of Diamonds - Traded - Thanks!
2 of Hearts - Traded - Thanks!
7 of Clubs - Traded - Thanks!
5 of Diamonds - Traded - Thanks!
3 of Diamonds - Traded - Thanks!
6 of Spades - Available


I have to put some finishing touches on an Altered key...so I think I'm going to work at that next. ^^

12-06-2012, 09:48 PM
Definitely lurking, might be joining depending on how my schedule pans out.

12-06-2012, 10:22 PM
OMG, I just dipped my paintbrush into my tea.........:err: Itīs been a while since this last happened to me :biglaugh:

Just Ducky
12-06-2012, 10:25 PM
oh dear Evelyn... you need to drink something stronger then tea ... or go to bed ....
we don't want you falling face down in your tea....:wideeyed:

12-06-2012, 10:28 PM
LOL See what lack of sleep will get ya.

Here is a scan of my clay play stuff. several of the items including the cat heads I made more dimensional instead of flat. http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_12-6-2012_polymer_clay.jpg
I purposely stretched that one clock when it got distorted removing it from the mold.

12-06-2012, 10:49 PM
Linda, thats great. Do you use molds? How do you use them?

Evelyn, at least you know you did that before you drank it, or did you?

I'm awake before the sun is up and can't go back to sleep. I yawn all night and still can't go to sleep. If I work on cards, I never go to sleep. Now I just heard on the news that not enough sleep is really bad for your heart. What to do, what to do??!!

I hope you get to play with us, Tandy.

12-06-2012, 10:59 PM
I scanned 3 more:


12-06-2012, 11:47 PM
Two more and might get a couple more in shortly.

Farm Family Christmas - TRADED
Going With the Flow - TRADED

12-07-2012, 12:05 AM
These are the last ones for today...enjoy!
114204Nativity #7

114205Nativity #8

12-07-2012, 12:12 AM
Here's four more cards.

12-07-2012, 12:16 AM
And the last ones for today.

12-07-2012, 12:19 AM
Good night, Jewels. Your cards are great. I hope there will be more tomorrow.

12-07-2012, 12:29 AM
Hi guys. Did a few ATCs to put on Christmas cards. Not for trade.
Needed to get back into my ATCs ... Will be gone the rest of the weekend, but at least I got some art in!

12-07-2012, 12:39 AM
This is it for me.....then off to bed. Busy day tomorrow. But should have some time for more cards!! Just have some shopping and a lunch date.

My fellow-Minnesotan, Andi_mn, gets first choice of the two cards with birds.

Goodnight all...check you in the morning!!

Two Turtle Doves - TRADED
The Snowy Woods - TRADED
Home for the Holly-Days - TRADED

12-07-2012, 12:53 AM
woo hoo it is officially Friday afternoon and I have a whole weekend of creating ahead of me - off to make some moos

Here is a vintage styled christmas tree ATC
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART__2.jpegCATART#2 Traded

12-07-2012, 01:13 AM
I did some tonight....cleaned and put up decorations most of the day.
So tonight I rested by making some cards to trade.
114219 # 1 TRADED 114220 # 2 114221 # 3 TRADED

12-07-2012, 01:15 AM
The last three....
114222 # 4 TRADED114223 # 5 114225 # 6 TRADED

12-07-2012, 03:23 AM
Good morning everyone! You all have been soooo busy, I feel tired already pffffff
not a good night sleep, but my muse sleeps very deep.
I need more Christmas cards, and maybe then I will make tags, to hang on the
Christmas presents. If my muse is helping me, maybe I will have enough to trade.
I won't repeat everyone's name, as all your art is special. I am not in the
Christmas mood, due to my daughter in law's condition, she is very unstable and God knows what she will do next. Live sucks, at least for us. Oh well, maybe doing some art will keep me going.

12-07-2012, 03:46 AM
Ohh Marilou I am so sorry that you have to deal with your DIL along with a lack of sleep. Maybe you'll be able to get a nap in today....

Hugs and wishes for a cheery day for you.

12-07-2012, 03:54 AM
Thank you LInda. BTW, your gears and stuff are looking great! It is difficult to take the hands of the clock out of the mold, isn't it? I have 2 good ones :biglaugh:

12-07-2012, 04:08 AM
Here are some Moos - Monarch has first dibs

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_Moo__1.jpegMoo#1 traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_Moo__2.jpegMoo#2 Available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_Moo__3.jpegMoo#3 tradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_Moo__4.jpegMoo#4 traded

12-07-2012, 04:13 AM
Lotsa Hugs, Marilou!

Here are my next atcs, all available:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_CATART3.jpg # 3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_CATART4.jpg # 4

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_CATART5.jpg # 5 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_CATART6.jpg # 6

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_CATART7.jpg # 7 TRADED

12-07-2012, 04:24 AM
Linda, thats great. Do you use molds? How do you use them?

Yes they are molds from MoldMuse (http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoldMuse) I used paper clay the first time I did them. Today (shown earlier) I used polymer clays. Since I never worked with PC before I bought just three bricks each a different color and brand to play with. The molds are very flexible so I just press the clay in and carefully flex the edges of the mold working the piece out, then baking it.

For the the little heart locks I shaped a rounded back (clear away the open area between lock bar and the body of the lock before removing it from mold). The Cats I shaped a rounded back with ears, then I used the rounded end of a large paperclip to put "hair" marks on the back and edges. then I poked a hole through the head so I can run a string through it.

I also worked a couple two-sided steampunk pieces with two of the molds. this was hard to line up since they are not perfectly centered molds.

Thank you Linda. BTW, your gears and stuff are looking great! It is difficult to take the hands of the clock out of the mold, isn't it? I have 2 good ones :biglaugh:

Definitely I only did one myself with polymer clay. I tried several with paperclay and none worked.

12-07-2012, 04:41 AM
Too many cards made while I was sleeping. Or actually, I woke up with a migraine at 4 am and didn't sleep well. But anyway, too many lovely cards here!

12-07-2012, 04:46 AM
Itīs snowing!!!

This is the view out of one of the windows in my studio (with X-Mas deco;))

12-07-2012, 04:46 AM
Too many cards made while I was sleeping. Or actually, I woke up with a migraine at 4 am and didn't sleep well. But anyway, too many lovely cards here!

Hugs to you, too. Hope you feel better soon!!!

12-07-2012, 04:50 AM
Thank you Evelyn. I hope you have slept enought too now :). Or take a short nap later.

12-07-2012, 05:01 AM
Whats with so many people who can't sleep? I think I sleep too much. Normally a non-a-thon day I sleep at least 10 hours. Of course I get to go to the bathroom 3-6 times a night, but I go right back to sleep.

I have two apc's and a chunky in my gallery. I have another apc and and chunky drying. Will post them in the thread tomorrow. It's 1am now, and I am going to bed.
Maybe I can dreamwish all you insomniacs back to sleep... Hugs

12-07-2012, 05:13 AM
Here are four more to trade
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART__3.jpegCATART #3tradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART__4.jpegCATART #4 traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART__5.jpegCATART #5 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART__6.jpegCATART #6

12-07-2012, 05:25 AM
I've been looking at the wonderful Christmas artwork all day...and finally got to make some of my own to trade!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_ccandles.jpg Traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_csanta.jpg Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_cmagic.jpg Traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_cchristmas_eve.jpg Traded

12-07-2012, 05:28 AM
And three more ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_cpartridge.jpg Traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_cjoy.jpg Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_cwarhol_noel.jpg Traded

12-07-2012, 06:00 AM
Well, I finally got out some art stuff to make chunky's, when the cleaninglady chased me out of my room. Then I got a phone call to make the balance sheet for the international organization, for which I am the administrator. See what I can do this afternoon, hopefully.
Evy, lovely view! We got up with some snow, but now it is sunshine, +1C, meaning the snow will melt, but freezing tonight, will end up with slippery roads tomorrow. We will stay in instead of going to Brussels, not worthed to take any risks.
Congrats all of you with your beautiful cards.

12-07-2012, 06:35 AM
Finally something new...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_44.jpg Xmas #12

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_55.jpg Xmas #13 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_16.jpg Xmas #14 TRADED

12-07-2012, 07:01 AM
Goodmorning all, I made 4 ATCs for trade this morning.

1. Santa
2. Blue tits
3. Santa
4. Angels

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Christmas_athon_1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Christmas_athon_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Christmas_athon_3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Christmas_athon_4.jpg

12-07-2012, 07:12 AM
This one is a postcard - something a little amusing
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_xmas_postcard.jpegpostcard traded

12-07-2012, 07:13 AM
very nice Kitty

12-07-2012, 08:05 AM
my last one for tonight - am looking forward to a productive Saturday

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_7_1.jpegCATART #7 traded

12-07-2012, 08:11 AM
My Altered Key I did last night: Unavailable


I fell asleep shortly after, but woke up in the middle of the night trying to find my 1 inch circle punch for some ornaments I'm planning to do later. Couldn't find it. GAH! I hope I didn't pack it already....

Anyway, I'll be off to work soon - It's our Christmas Party, but it'll be a long day. Hopefully I can have enough energy to get some more cards, ornaments, and I might try my hand at my first chunky later. Least, that's the plan. ^^

12-07-2012, 09:12 AM
i assembled the 2 Christmas cards for my grandchildren and the birthday card for Noor, she will be 3 on December 28th.
114232 for Ana

114233 for Noor

114234 birthday card for Noor, the real 3th lolly is missing :wubclub:
too thick for the scanner. 1 is a monkey, because her first english words were
"chicky monkey" and 2 are the 2 sisters

12-07-2012, 09:33 AM
And two Angel chunkies for trade.

5. Angel
6. Another angel

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Christmas_athon_5.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Christmas_athon_6.jpg

12-07-2012, 09:50 AM
and 3 chunky's, tangles to be added, on demand ;), and all 3 available
114235 catart 1 available

114236 catart 2 available

114237 catart 3 available

12-07-2012, 10:55 AM
:elvis::swoon: HOLY WOWZA! look at all the amazing eye candy, wonderful Christmas art being posted here!

12-07-2012, 11:08 AM
I'm having a surprisingly busy day, so there's not much from me...
I did make a hand, though! Lines yesterday afternoon (terribly boring lecture) and colours last night. I really like it! <3
If you want to adopt Santa's sexy PA, PM me! ;) I'll trade for not-hands, too.

12-07-2012, 11:42 AM
Two new chunky pages.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_C9_.jpg Xmas #15

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_C13_.jpg Xmas #16

12-07-2012, 11:43 AM
And some more cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_19_.jpg Xmas #17 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_68_.jpg Xmas #18 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_9_.jpg Xmas #19 TRADED

12-07-2012, 11:52 AM
How cute, Sanna!

I finally found the boxes with my markers and sketched a few cards. Weīll see what I can come up with... Unfortunately itīs almost time to start fixing dinner. And I have to make meatballs for about 20 people for tomorrowīs Christmas Party. Why on earth did I promise to do that????????????:wideeyed:

12-07-2012, 11:52 AM
Four for this morning. Then I get to go back and check out all the great art that appeared over night!!

A Northwoods Christmas - available
Joy to the World - available
A Season for Gifts - TRADED
The Christmas Star - TRADED

Wil Opio Oguta
12-07-2012, 12:19 PM
I am having a slow start today, but here are my first 2 cards:

12-07-2012, 12:54 PM
Wow So many Fantastic Cards and Chunkies! This is really putting me in the Christmas mood. Did any of you in need of sleep get to take a nap yet? I slept a lot less than I normally do, but that is just because I want to a-thon.:D

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_12-7-2012_Jack_Frost__1.jpg Jack Frost #1 (I can make more of these if it gets multiple requests)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_12-7-2012_No_trip_for_Santa.jpg added a quote and named it.... No trip for Santa

12-07-2012, 01:16 PM
What a lovely collection of holiday art! I hope to get some art to share made too!

Wil Opio Oguta
12-07-2012, 01:20 PM
And some more (jack of spades is for Linda4atc):

12-07-2012, 01:40 PM
Just for fun...;)

I always have strange ideas when I didnīt have enough sleep **LOL**

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_IMG_0152.jpg TRADED

12-07-2012, 01:52 PM
You all have been so busy while making so many cards!

12-07-2012, 02:11 PM
In the spirit of all craft/cooking programmes, here's one I made earlier ;)

114253 Chunky 1 - left over from last year!

12-07-2012, 02:16 PM
Here is what I have done so far;
114254 # 7 TRADED 114255 # 8 TRADED 114256 # 9 114257 # 10

12-07-2012, 02:40 PM
Two more from me:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Santa.jpg Santa http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/2_Owl.jpg Christmas Owl TRADED

12-07-2012, 03:12 PM
Well, I think it was my day and now I can say it's over. No new cards coming today. Time to relax on the sofa and then some sleep.

12-07-2012, 03:15 PM
Sniisk, this was a great idea! I just love seeing all the art.

One card done for me today. I hope to finish up some other cards and moos this evening.


12-07-2012, 03:50 PM
WOW! WOW! WOW!. I'm so impressed, I'm working on some Inchies at my very slow pace. I wish I could create cards faster. I arrange and rearrange. Then, eventually it might be finished. I seem to think that the card needs more, so I look at it again, add to it and then again it might be finished. I'm pretty fast at other things I do, but not making cards. I must say though, I do get a lot of satisfaction from the finished card. And, I love looking at everyone's cards.

12-07-2012, 03:56 PM
I have some twinchie house decorations. Will trade for same. I won't send with bells because it costs too much :)


12-07-2012, 04:10 PM
I have some twinchie house decorations. Will trade for same. I won't send with bells because it costs too much :)

Cute twinchies, I know what you mean, I am going to have to watch that I don't end up with a bunch of fat envies again this month, Oct-a-thons were $$$. LOL

12-07-2012, 04:14 PM
OK, three more:


12-07-2012, 04:30 PM
it's a grey day so here are some colourful MOO Trees to brighten it up
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_moo_tree__3.jpegMOO Tree#3tradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_moo_tree__4.jpegMOO Tree#4traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_moo_tree__5.jpegMOO Tree#5 tradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_moo_tree__6.jpegMOO Tree#6

12-07-2012, 04:33 PM
Great moo trees. jonquil. I was thinking of something similar, the same, but different.

12-07-2012, 04:38 PM
Just flying by to say you all are doing some fun stuff in this athon! Keep up the good work.

12-07-2012, 05:15 PM
Am on a bit of a tree run - enjoy
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_8.jpegCATART #8 traded

12-07-2012, 05:27 PM
LOL just realized I did not post last night art this morning as I planned. even so ?iI have two request for remakes on the 9of hearts, LOL.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_12-7-2012_Winter_Blue.jpg Winter Blues chunky TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_12-7-2012_10S-birds.jpg pink birds TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_12-7-2012_9H-Holidays.jpg birds and holly (TRADED but willing to make more)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_12-7-2012_No_trip_for_Santa.jpg No trip for Santa available

12-07-2012, 05:29 PM
So far I've made glitter votive holders for christmas gifts and a bunch of icicles for the tree and come garland using eyelash yarn....no pics yet...

12-07-2012, 05:30 PM
Three more,

114269 Chunky 2

114270 Chunky 3TRADED

114271 Chunky 4TRADED

12-07-2012, 05:40 PM
christmas birdie

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_9.jpegCATART #9 traded

12-07-2012, 05:54 PM
More teabag folding,

114272 Chunky 5 TRADED

12-07-2012, 07:53 PM
these four have fabric backgrounds

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_10.jpegCATART#10 tradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_11.jpegCATART#11traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_12.jpegCATART#12traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_13.jpegCATART#13

12-07-2012, 07:59 PM
And getting into the glitzy, shiny side of christmas!!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_14.jpegCATART#14traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_15.jpegCATART#15traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_16.jpegCATART#16traded

12-07-2012, 08:36 PM
I got one more done and did some backgrounds so hopefully tomorrow I'll get more done.

Just Ducky
12-07-2012, 08:47 PM
boy, I come on and am 4 pages behind.. read all, loved all and wanting all... now I got to back-track and do me some shopping... and guess I better get some more stuff up fer trade...

these are are 3 chunkys... shown naked (no dangles) and I am not asking for chunky for a trade...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_10.jpg.... #10 (used older Christmas card image) ....(TRADED) thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_11.jpg.... #11 (Christmas card image)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_12.jpg.... #12

12-07-2012, 09:10 PM
I'm so bummed...............:cry:

Tomorrow is the APC challenge and I was hoping to get more of my Christmas deck collected. But I won't be home all day............... I'm not even going to look to see what APCs were made. Too depressing to think some of them could have been mine.... It had better end up being a fantabulous day!!! I'm just sayin'...........

12-07-2012, 09:21 PM
Here are a few more. I thought the disgruntled Santa cat was really funny.

12-07-2012, 09:29 PM
114282Ornaments #13

114283Ornaments #12

114284Ornaments #11

12-07-2012, 09:30 PM
114285Ornaments #10

114286Ornaments #9

114287Ornaments #8

12-07-2012, 09:41 PM
Headed off to relax and get ready for an early night.

I have had this image for a while now. And when Wil started her shell deck I knew it would come into play sometime over the holiday. Posting it now even though they are all asleep across the pond. Not sure if I would have time tomorrow. Hope she likes it. shhhhhhhh don't wake her..................

A Beachy Christmas

12-07-2012, 09:42 PM
Wow. Beautiful ornaments.

12-07-2012, 10:06 PM
That's a beautiful card there Kelly! Wil is probably asleep by now, so she won't know if you trade it to me! I won't tell if you don't! ROTFLSH!

12-07-2012, 10:42 PM
Wow! Way to go!

Well...best laid plans I guess...I started on a few projects today, but had to unexpectedly meet with a contractor and ran up to the city to do some shopping for supplies. I'm beat. The Christmas party took a lot out of me.

But, I did get to brainstorm on the 2 hour round trip. Going to have fun with those ideas in the morning. :D

12-07-2012, 11:21 PM
It has been a spectacular day and night of our creativeness exploding. This has been a wonderful marathon so far and lots more coming. I would like to trade with all of you, but of course, I hardly have enough cards for that. I'll upload my last two for tonight and then start on tomorrow's challange.

10S red and green inchies(traded)

12-07-2012, 11:58 PM
One more from me tonight:


12-08-2012, 12:16 AM
Cute card, Cynthia.

Good night to all. I'm going to try to sleep. I need to turn my brain off so I can sleep. I wake up so early. Now that I'm retired and can sleep later, I don't.

12-08-2012, 01:21 AM
The cards that have been made a amazing. Everyone is so into the Christmas spirit.
I have 3 more for today..then it is off to bed for me too.
114295 # 11 114296 # 12 114297 # 13

12-08-2012, 01:58 AM
I actually got a few done, as well as a couple of little canvases for my Art Show booth... these two are available for trade. :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_St_Nicholas.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=337175) St Nick (TRADED)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Christmas_Holly_ATC.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=337174) Christmas Holly

12-08-2012, 02:01 AM
And I finished these for Sarat's Beeswax ATC swap... they are wintery birds! NOT AVAILABLE

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_beeswax_swap_birds4.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=337173) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_beeswax_swap_birds3.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=337172) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_beeswax_swap_birds2.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=337171) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_beeswax_swap_birds1.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=337170)

12-08-2012, 02:13 AM
Got a few more done tonight.

12-08-2012, 02:14 AM
And the last 3 for now.

12-08-2012, 02:30 AM
I have to make a few Moos/ATCs for some swaps this evening and then I can get back into the christmas spirit!!

Wil Opio Oguta
12-08-2012, 02:57 AM
That's a beautiful card there Kelly! Wil is probably asleep by now, so she won't know if you trade it to me! I won't tell if you don't! ROTFLSH!

Nice try Rita :biglaugh:

12-08-2012, 03:47 AM
Good morning. Much better than yesterday :).

12-08-2012, 03:49 AM
I'm so bummed...............:cry:

Tomorrow is the APC challenge and I was hoping to get more of my Christmas deck collected. But I won't be home all day............... I'm not even going to look to see what APCs were made. Too depressing to think some of them could have been mine.... It had better end up being a fantabulous day!!! I'm just sayin'...........

There are not too many APC traders in this thread. There will something left anyway :). I don't collect more Christmas APCs, Wil is finishing her deck soon. So you'll get most of the cards :). Evelyn takes maybe some ;). And I can make plenty of APCs for you if you want...

12-08-2012, 03:51 AM
Well, I'd better be sending some trade requests... If I would have something to trade...

12-08-2012, 03:53 AM
Don't forget me...I'm still collecting APCs for my Winter/Christmas deck!:cute:

12-08-2012, 03:54 AM
Ooops, Martha, sorry. I thought you finished your deck already. Well, do I have some Christmas APCs for your deck? I have quite many available in my gallery... Newer and older...

12-08-2012, 04:20 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_84_.jpg Xmas #20 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_83_.jpg Xmas #21

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_76_.jpg Xmas #22 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_75_.jpg Xmas #23

12-08-2012, 05:47 AM
Nice try Rita :biglaugh:

Morning Wil! Didn't realize you are awake! :err::embarrassed:It was worth a try, though! LOL!:wideeyed:

12-08-2012, 06:16 AM
Good morning, oeps almost noon. I got 3 more season greeting cards done yesterday
sorry not available
114311 114312 114313

12-08-2012, 06:17 AM
Goodmorning all! I am in the angel mood...

7. Angel ATC
8. Small tag with angels on both sides (different ones), will trade for anything

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Christmas_athon_7.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Christmas_athon_8.jpg

12-08-2012, 06:19 AM
and this morning, I made a card for Evalila, and started to make gift tags.
I will make a lot more, to trade, if anyone is interested. They are paper napkins and beeswax.


12-08-2012, 06:31 AM
I was worried because there was not any European here in the morning. But now there are many :).

12-08-2012, 06:48 AM
Lots of Europeans! And our Aussie/Asian friends are here as well, and our US/Canadian friends are almost waking up. Don't you just love this international community!! :cool:

Wil Opio Oguta
12-08-2012, 06:52 AM
The first 2 cards of today:

12-08-2012, 07:53 AM
And 2 more tags from me (small, 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"). I will be back this evening, I am going to help my cousin and his 2 kids with their Christmas tree. And the kids are both very creative, so I will bring some stuff to make some ornaments, just in case ;-).

9. Vintage
10. Angels

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Christmas_athon_9a.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Christmas_athon_9b.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Christmas_athon_10a.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Christmas_athon_10b.jpg

12-08-2012, 08:23 AM
Good morning!

Lovely cards posted overnight! I really got to get crackin' as I so want to trade! :D

I have a few other things I have to work on too today, but we'll see where my muse takes me.

There are not too many APC traders in this thread. There will something left anyway :). I don't collect more Christmas APCs, Wil is finishing her deck soon. So you'll get most of the cards :). Evelyn takes maybe some ;). And I can make plenty of APCs for you if you want...

I'm thinking of sarting a deck, and as my firt Christmas on the site really just getting started. However, that doesn't mean I'm going to try to snatch them all up (as I kind of want to go with a Nativity or snowman theme...) I'm sure Kelly will still have quite the pick with the caliber of artists gathered! ;)

12-08-2012, 10:09 AM
Xmas athon 17: inchies - stamping on acrylic & stamp-pad background. On Hold

May do another set on white background...these look jaundiced!

12-08-2012, 10:34 AM
It has been quiet here today. But It means that I have had more time for crafting. Unfortunately I have been preparing some work stuff too because I have to travel again tomorrow evening.

12-08-2012, 10:35 AM
I started to make some orher art today. Let's see if I can finish them today or tomorrow morning and then I'll post a pic.

12-08-2012, 11:13 AM
Hi everyone!
Iīm finally back home from the Pre-Christmas Party (kinda;)) Well, I could have stayed longer, but I was too tired. Now on to the craft table....

12-08-2012, 11:57 AM
WOW! What great work everyone is doing! Looks like the creative muses are in full force this weekend! Alas I am busy with preparing for Chanukah - which begins today. I have the whole family here for presents and latkes (potato pancakes) and playing games so no atart for me this weekend! Have fun, everyone, and a very happy holiday season and a healthy, successful and creative year ahead. I am certainly looking forward to trading with everyone again.

12-08-2012, 11:57 AM
Good night all. Will upload a couple of cards tomorrow.

Wil Opio Oguta
12-08-2012, 12:47 PM
I got side tracked by a quilt which needed attention so I did not make as many cards as I wanted, but here are my 2 latest ones:

12-08-2012, 01:41 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_53_.jpg Xmas #24 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_57_.jpg Xmas #25 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_11_.jpg Xmas #26 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_63_.jpg Xmas #27 TRADED

12-08-2012, 02:05 PM
The first two for today:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Snowman.jpg Snowman http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Angel.jpg Angel

12-08-2012, 02:39 PM
Everytime I log on more eye candy.

Sanna, great APCs. I espically like the 9 of hearts.
Oh Evalila, beautiful cards.

Here are my finished APCs:


12-08-2012, 02:49 PM
I have 8 gift tags left to trade
114335 first row 1 to 4, second row 5 to 8 pick your choice.
The back is blank to write a name on.

12-08-2012, 02:51 PM
Gorgeous art posted :notworthy:

Chunky 6 is handmade paper and recycled Christmas card, 7 is new background image and recycled Christmas card.

114334 Chunky 6 TRADED

114336 Chunky 7 TRADED

12-08-2012, 03:11 PM
Iīm in a Snowman-mood, I think;) Sorry for the bad pics!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_IMG_0160.jpg Snowman II http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_IMG_0161.jpg Snowman III

12-08-2012, 03:16 PM
Wonderful snowmen, Evalila!

Made a bookmark (will trade for any kind of art!) ~


12-08-2012, 03:27 PM
This thread is full of so much wonderful festive holiday art! Well done everyone!

12-08-2012, 03:31 PM
Love those chunkies, Ibus.
Evalila, your snowmen are so cute, but I have to say, I'm never in the mood for snow.
mrubyjean, that is the cutiet bookmark. The bright colors would make it a bookmark I couldn't loose.
Kristin, glad you checked-in. Hope you will come around more today and tomorrow.

12-08-2012, 03:47 PM
Whoa! For a "Quiet" Start this morning, there was plenty that I missed while I was working away. ;)

The King of Clubs took the longest...It's hand-stamped then colored with Watercolor Pencils. I've wanted to try this out for years, but just got around to doing it this morning (I did a few more for a few gifts/Family Christmas Cards. ;) )

King of Clubs - Traded - Thanks!
6 of Hearts - Available
4 of Diamonds - Available
6 of Clubs - Available
7 of Clubs - Available
Queen of Spades - Traded - Thanks!
3 of Hearts - Available
Queen of Clubs - Traded - THANKS!
Ace of Hearts - Available


12-08-2012, 03:56 PM
I'm sick, so probably no art from me today. :( Maybe tomorrow.

12-08-2012, 04:25 PM
Fell better soon, Cynthia.

Fab APCs, Flying Phoenix. The king of clubs is GREAT?

12-08-2012, 04:44 PM
So many great pieces of art here!

12-08-2012, 05:13 PM
114347Herald Angel #7

114348Herald Angel #6

114349Herald Angel #5

12-08-2012, 05:14 PM
114350Herald Angel #4

114351Herald Angel #3

114352Herald Angel #2

114353Herald Angel #1

12-08-2012, 05:14 PM
two available.......

second one traded

12-08-2012, 05:19 PM
Christmas Moo Houses available...................

I would really like to trade for some moos..................

No one made any moos this athon except for jonquil.........................

4 and 6 traded

12-08-2012, 06:11 PM
Some more twinchie ornaments. I really want to trade for ornaments – moo houses, twinchies houses, little felt thingies – stuff I can hang on my tree.


12-08-2012, 06:12 PM
Love those Carol - pm'd you!

12-08-2012, 06:15 PM
I'll make some moos / moo houses tomorrow! :)

Made an APC (my first) today, with a paper napkin background (no beeswax though! ;) Just glue), dabbed on golden acrylic colour and a Happy Christmas in German. ;)
I'd love to trade it! <3

12-08-2012, 06:22 PM
lovely festive creations everyone - am heading out to do some shopping and have lunch with a friend so with a bit of luck I will be able to create some more when I get home - it will be midnight Sunday before I know it!!!

12-08-2012, 08:16 PM
Lovely, lovely Christmas art.

How are the roofs connected to the moos and inchies? Do you just glue them to a foundation paper?

I can make some, but I do not want to start collecting them. I prefer the traditional shapes to collect in my albums.

I have been decorating my home and working on the remake cards for my trades.

12-08-2012, 09:44 PM
Xmas athon 18: Stamping on Black background
Xmas athon 19: Trees for Sale I
Xmas athon 20: Trees for Sale II

12-08-2012, 10:15 PM
Lovely, lovely Christmas art.

How are the roofs connected to the moos and inchies? Do you just glue them to a foundation paper?

I can make some, but I do not want to start collecting them. I prefer the traditional shapes to collect in my albums.

I have been decorating my home and working on the remake cards for my trades.

You just use a little adhesive at the top. Some people do roofs on both sides, which is a bit sturdier.

12-08-2012, 10:39 PM
Hey all. Lots of great art on here today. I've been mostly working on a Moley but I did find time for a few cards.

12-08-2012, 10:40 PM
And a couple more.

12-08-2012, 10:47 PM
Twinchie houses? Those are pretty neat! I might have to get on the ornaments that I've been meaning to work on all weekend to trade. ;)

My inspiration ran away from me this afternoon. I was falling asleep, but couldn't quite get there. Then, my muse decided to revive a story that I started writing in 2008 and have rewritten close to 10 pages in it (it was originally only 1 or 2...). Oops.

But, my mind is officially done for the night. Hoping to work on ornaments a bit tomorrow before church/laundry/cleaning out at my family's farm.

12-08-2012, 11:54 PM
Christmas Moo Houses available...................

I would really like to trade for some moos..................

No one made any moos this athon except for jonquil.........................

4 and 6 traded

Carol, these are for you if you want them. Let me know please.

12-09-2012, 12:18 AM
Here is what I did today.
114375 # 14 114376 # 15 114377 # 16 114378 # 17 114379 # 18

Just Ducky
12-09-2012, 01:15 AM
it's so cool to do catch up reading... them "over" there gals coming on when I all snug in my bed then the early morning gals yawning and drinking coffee then the afternoon group is running rampid.. early evening and now finally here come duck and I just looked at clock and it's already after midnight here... where in the heck did this day go....
did get some... done this evening... and gotta push my self up to the crafty table for sure earlier tomorrow... there is SO much I want...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_13.jpg...... #13 (drawing attempt) TRADED thank you..
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_15.jpg..... #15 stamped
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_16.jpg..... #16
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_xmas_thon_18.jpg..... #18

12-09-2012, 01:16 AM
back from shopping - have a bit of housework to do and then I will see if I can get a bit of time on after dinner - lovely cards and such all

12-09-2012, 02:27 AM
washing is on - and i found some of the cutest pocket tissues - these two cards use the santas on them

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_17.jpegCATART#17 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_18.jpegCATART#18traded

12-09-2012, 02:34 AM
last one for a little while
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_CATART_19.jpegCATART#19 traded

12-09-2012, 02:54 AM
Little Brown Bird (TRADED)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Brown_Bird.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=337354)
And this is for jonquil. (TRADED)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Two_winter_birds_for_Jonquil.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=337353)

12-09-2012, 02:56 AM
And I wanna make some of those twinchie ornaments. The gathering I planned to attend tomorrow was just cancelled, so I have my afternoon to create! Yay!