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12-30-2012, 12:21 AM
Rag-a-tag Xmas Tree: Light Chunky, left-over bits and pieces, stamping.

12-30-2012, 12:28 AM
LOL Hi Nancy, FlyingPhoenix, jonquil and Kristin. I got side tracked this morning, in someones signature I found the Daily Drawing club. It is basically what I wanted with the Learn-a-thons. I am really going to try to do it. I spent a lot of the day catching up in thread, and looking at the links. I did a couple life drawing sketches in my gallery that I still need to work on, but didn't get anything made to trade.

12-30-2012, 12:50 AM
Sounds like a good club Linda! I really like your Tree Miloccpep! PMing you now Jonquil. Welcome Locatray - glad you can play. Ducky I can see why you like Dsign's 10 of diamonds. :) I have several things drying but they aren't quite done yet anyway. I think I spent most of today covered in gel medium and don't have much to show for it. Hopefully what I've started will come together tomorrow. Night everyone!

12-30-2012, 02:36 AM
Happy holidays everyone!

Awesome art everyone! I hope to jump in on a couple of days, see what happens....

12-30-2012, 03:18 AM
one more for the swap

My Valentine: collage of hands, ticket on black background

12-30-2012, 03:28 AM
Whispers: Can someone tell me what Monochrome is /means? Yea yea I googled it and still not sure.... and as I don't make anything other that ATC's thats all thats left for me.,..LOL

Noooo I can't, if I do it means I will have to start a new collection... *sigh* and I have enough....

12-30-2012, 03:53 AM
monochromatic is basically using one colour but in a variety of shades - so say you chose to do blue then you would have dark blue, light blue, sky blue etc - whatever variations of blue you like

Hope this makes sense

12-30-2012, 04:59 AM
Patched Heart: Rubber stamp, brush markers.

Last card for non-traditional colored valentines swap. Hope this one qualifies... might have too much traditional red!

Background is another stamping - wood-grain it is called.

12-30-2012, 05:43 AM
A new day, new challenges :).

12-30-2012, 05:50 AM
Goodmorning all! I am almost ready to make some more ATCs/APCs.. I am having a slow start today.

12-30-2012, 05:53 AM
Im here too, finally:)

Just finished my hand for Joss:


12-30-2012, 06:14 AM
My final 6 for this evening - have to be up at 5.00am and it's New Year's eve here!!! These are all 4 x 4 pages with no dangles etc. PM me if you would like to trade

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_Apple_Blossom_Fun.jpeg#26 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_I_Love_Chocolate.jpeg#27 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_Fall_Fun.jpegtraded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_The_Choir.jpeg#29 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_Romance.jpeg#30 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_Cats.jpegtraded

12-30-2012, 06:57 AM
Lisa, you chunky pages are awesome! I just love them all!

12-30-2012, 07:14 AM
Another hand, this ones for ruthe:


12-30-2012, 07:21 AM
Evalila, the henna hand you made for me is absolutely gorgeous! And great work by all of you others, too.

I finally had time to create something last night, and quite a lot too, but they're mostly for swaps. I'll scan some when I have time!

12-30-2012, 07:25 AM
Some more cards.

(moved forward)

12-30-2012, 07:26 AM
I have been busy this morning!

11. Dance
12. APC
13. APC

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Post_Christmas_athon_11.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Post_Christmas_athon_12.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Post_Christmas_athon_13.jpg

12-30-2012, 07:27 AM
And one chunky page (4x4 inches)


12-30-2012, 07:28 AM
And 3 more

14. Owl
15. Fish
16. Owl

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Post_Christmas_athon_14.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Post_Christmas_athon_15.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Post_Christmas_athon_16.jpg

12-30-2012, 08:52 AM
Thanks for the answer Jonquil and Milo.... so do we have to do what each day represents or not?? .... Just checking as I noticed that a lot were doing something different.. and yes I created a few today, but my scanner is out of whack until I can get an ink cartridge.... it won't let me scan without it I already tried.. *sigh*


12-30-2012, 09:00 AM
Mouseit, challenges are always optional :).

12-30-2012, 09:22 AM
Good afternoon ladies. It took me a couple of hours to read most of the stuff, and admire all the art posted. You all have been very busy! I am not sure if I will be able to participate, but as I am back home, I will check in often. Lots of washing to do, and ironing, and cleaning, and my son and the kids will stay in Gent (with the other grandparents) for the first week of January, but will be over now and then.

12-30-2012, 09:54 AM
Mug of coffee: collage
Cup of Tea: collage.
Cup of Tea: collage
Cup of Coffee: collage

cards 3 & 4 Cups and saucers are typically Singapore of old. They are porcelain, thick cup, and always with a small white porcelain spoon. The designs on the cups are atypical as well. How is the coffe/tea drunk? LOL! It is poured onto the saucer to cool and drunk from the saucer!

12-30-2012, 10:02 AM
Well, I haven't been very creative today. I kind lost my muse when we didn't get more players. It's not that fun to talk here alone.

12-30-2012, 10:11 AM
Sorry for my absence, Sanna;) Somehow Im very tired at the moment, I guess its because of the Holidays. These are always very stressful. I dont realize the stress when Im in the situation, but afterwards I usually get into a depressive episode:((

12-30-2012, 10:34 AM
so many beautiful pieces shown since I last commented. We seem to have had an explosion of Chunkies - beautiful work, I have asked for a few swaps already. I find danglies the hardest part of creating a Chunky so was very happy when 'Chunky lite' made their appearance.
evalila - what size are your hands? Every one of them has been amazing.

welcome to all the new names that seem to have popped up over the last day or so - lovely to have you join us. If you have any questions please feel free to ask - there is no such thing as a silly question.
We love to see what you are working on, even if it is for a swap and not for trade.

If you are new to Athons you will find an Athon Gallery just for the cards that you wish to swap during the Athon towards the bottom of your Gallery page. Once your card, etc has been traded you move it into the appropriate 'Traded' Gallery - ATCs, Mail art, etc.

12-30-2012, 10:39 AM
evalila - what size are your hands? Every one of them has been amazing.

Thank you, Donna. I traced my own hands to make these:)

12-30-2012, 11:32 AM
Thank you Sniisk and Donna for letting me know about this a-thon. I see I missed some days allready - but there are still some to go :jiggy:

Here are two of my new cards:

115343 - traded

115344 - traded

12-30-2012, 11:33 AM
Evelyn, I hope are feeling better and have a happy new year :). You are such a wonderful person!

12-30-2012, 11:33 AM
Hi Tinka, good to see you here :). Beautiful cards!

12-30-2012, 11:33 AM
We have 37 people playing at the moment but I have issued invitations to those people from last year's Athon who have not joined us yet.
My latest creations:
(unfortunately I forgot that shiny silver card will scan as black so these first 5 cards are actually SILVER not the black you see - much better looking :()
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0062.jpg#31 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0063.jpg#32 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0064.jpg#33 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0065.jpg#34 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0066.jpg#35

12-30-2012, 11:34 AM
But only 20 people has posted something in the thread. That is not much.

12-30-2012, 11:36 AM
I sent some invitation yesterday too. I sent them to those people who have joined a-thons after september 2012.

12-30-2012, 11:48 AM
I found an APC inspiration. Someone want to make any special requests? Just send a PM.

12-30-2012, 11:50 AM
I believed it is the end of the year thing, where people are busy celebrating, visitors, relatives staying over, and probably has no time to even access the internet! missing Muses, swaps deadlines,..... Besides, it is still Christmastide, isn't it?

12-30-2012, 11:51 AM
All the people that I invited have been active on the site within the last couple of days.

Thanks for sending those invitations sniisk - I have been finding this thread a lot slower than last year's too.

My final monochromatic creations:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0067.jpg#36 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0068.jpg#37 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0069.jpg#38 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0070.jpg#39 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0071.jpg#40

12-30-2012, 12:01 PM
Oh my, it's now after midnight! What's the theme...something old, something new... isn't that the line used for brides? I want to try the stamping and layering. I did the masking technique but not the layering. Might try it tomorrow, I mean later today!


12-30-2012, 12:02 PM
Goodmorning / night Rita!

12-30-2012, 12:21 PM
Thanks Kristin for letting me know. I just didn't have time to post.

So many pieces of art. I have been lucking and admiring. I hope to trade.

I got 3 done about 3:00am.


12-30-2012, 12:34 PM
Sanna, Donnacr, many thanks for letting me know about this a thon! I don't think theres anything more fun and what a perfect way to ring in the New Year.

I've been absent for way too long, and my mailbox has cobwebs and dusty critters in it, it even echoes when I stick my head in and say "Hellllllooooooooo, a person lives here!"

got a gazillion things on my plate, plus Life Crud, and moving to a dif. apt "here" in 10days....oh whine whine whine.

I'm gonna athon! :P:huh:;)

maybe not alot, but I'll be checking in and cheering you all on..!!!!

thanks again Sanna and Donnacr for kicking my athon "butt" into gear.....:D

12-30-2012, 12:35 PM
Good night ALL! I forgot I have a doctor's appointment in the morning! AND dinner in the evening. Better get my a** off to bed!

12-30-2012, 12:36 PM
Good night Rita! (again :twitcy:)

12-30-2012, 12:37 PM
Hi Suze, good to see your here. See, we all are missing you because you got many messages :).

Just Ducky
12-30-2012, 12:49 PM
Hello all my round the WORLD friends... I just not coming on here at the right hours..
I see Donna, Sanna, Rita (nite gal) Kitty, Evelyn, Lisa, Tinka, Maralou, Mouse.....

and hello to Suze, good to see ya kid... KESagers, howdy.... if I missed someone, I run out of memory....

and no worries Sanna, we may be a smaller group this year, but we hardy...:cool:

Just Ducky
12-30-2012, 12:59 PM
now, my show and tell from yesterday... got them posted to my gallery and then my internet went dark... my fault.. I use a internet card that runs by battery... turned the dang thing on yesterday morning and guess it got drained..

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Mighty_oak_12.jpg........... Mighty Oak...... # 12

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Mighty_oak_13.jpg.......Mighty Oak...#13

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_in_living_color_14.jpg...... In Living Color....#14

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_in_living_color_15.jpg.......... In Living Color ....#15

was going to do Winter Color leafs, but they all buried under the snow and I just love the muted fall colors anyways...

12-30-2012, 01:00 PM
Good morning Friends!
My what wonderful art y'all have created! Hoping to get some trading done but at any rate, It is so good to be able to join in on the fun! I have been stuck on the Things With Wings Theme, there are 6 ATCs in the A-Thon Gallery, but here is one my favorites:

12-30-2012, 01:04 PM
I hope to get some scans posted at the end. This limited Internet thing is making me crazy.

12-30-2012, 01:26 PM
Afternoon all!

I woke up this morning without the huzbee beside me...he had gotten up and stayed on the futon so he wouldn't wake me up due to his runny nose. :( However, it did get me up early enough to do some arting before we headed out to visit family.

In the spirit of the challenge, I finally got around to trying my hand at chunkies:

My first one has the quote "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone..." and it seemed fitting. ;)

I don't know what to do for dangles...I probably could figure something out, but not sure where to start...

1. Life Begins Unavailable
2. A Thousand Years - Available
3. Truth - Available
4. Possessions for a Moment - Available

12-30-2012, 01:37 PM

All right then, if you can't see my blog.....! Available

12-30-2012, 01:40 PM
Two APCs to get my day started. :)

Mushroom House

12-30-2012, 01:43 PM
I have done a inchies, It is one card,
115352 # 22

12-30-2012, 01:46 PM
I sent out some messages yesterday - a few more people might be able to jump in. No more snow for us this week and if I can get in the "zone" I'll start working a little faster too and be able to ask for some trades - there is so much wonderful art posted already.

12-30-2012, 02:09 PM
Here is my Angel Queen for Sniisk's winged deck. I hope you like her Sanna. ;)


12-30-2012, 02:11 PM
Anyone else altering JUMBO playing cards? I have 2 others in my mail art gallery.

The size of this APC is 8,5 x12,5 centimeters.


Will trade for another Jumbo playing card

12-30-2012, 02:12 PM
Kristin, it's lovely!

Just Ducky
12-30-2012, 02:20 PM
Boatbird... thank you for your show and tell... I am sorry how I posted last night about not being able to see your blog... it's me... my internet connection is not real strong and if I try to open 2 things at a time ??? I usually lose both..
also it makes me sad/mad when I try to view a short demo for how to make something.. for me a 3 minute clip takes about 20 minutes (on a good nite)

gee, lookie... we having some more gals showing up today... that's great
Suze and Blanche, it's been awhile gals..
our Cynthia is having internet/computer problems... we thinking of you lady...
Phoenix, great chunkys... most people are fine with you sending chunkys what we call naked... especially during the A-Thons... makes mailing easier and cheaper postage.

well I have dillie-dallied enough ... better tune out the computer and see what I can make.... see ya all later.. everyone having FUN ????? oh yea, I see ya smiling....

Just Ducky
12-30-2012, 02:22 PM
Tinka..... hi... missed you around here, and wow look at the biggie APC... cool, but so far I haven't gotten use to making the regular ones, but love this idea of BIG...

12-30-2012, 02:41 PM
I'm finally getting my act together. 2 more for me.


12-30-2012, 02:49 PM
Well. You guys are 16 pages into your event ... I will upload and post some offerings here in a bit.
Ducky thanks for the comment the other day. It made me realize that I truly miss you! So here I am! :)

12-30-2012, 02:56 PM
Hi Julie!

12-30-2012, 03:03 PM
And 2 more cards from me, the last ones for today I'm afraid. ( to much cooking preparations for tomorrow)

115362 - Happiness

I'll check my inbox as soon as possible.

12-30-2012, 03:09 PM
I totally lost track of time, and the challenges... :embarrassed:
I did make two ATCs for the first day challenge of wrapping paper (though I cheated on both by using a Christmas embellishment thingie/sticker, not wrapping paper only. ;) )

And then I worked on my moo houses for the swap, and made these pink ones, and when they were finished I looked into the thread again and realized that apaert from "any medium but photography and digital" there's also a passage that says "no stickers or bulky embellishments... which rules out these. *lol*
But that means these are for trade! ;)

I really don't know what I did that the scanner hates me so much...
Let me just say, on the red and green ATC the green tree is actually metallic green with silver swirls, very beautiful!
And the houses... Well, just imagine them with more balanced colours, yes? ;) Also, the butterfly one has glitter nail polish and cute white nail art stickers; the middle one: the pink flowers look better in reality and are stickers that only stick in the middle so you can bend the petals and have a bit of a 3D look ;) and the orange FIMO flowers are a bit raised; the muffin one has a light pink half-pearl on the roof and glitters a lot!

Everything's available and I'd love to trade. <3

12-30-2012, 03:23 PM
Sorry, uploaded a wrong picture and I cannot seem to delete it.

"Happiness" is available and this is the second one:

115368 - Sarah

12-30-2012, 03:48 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_atart_001.jpg#1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_atart_002.jpg#2
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_atart_003.jpg#3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_atart_004.jpg#4

12-30-2012, 03:50 PM
Have caught up - great to see more peeps join us!!!!! lovely eye candy all. I have answered PMs and been to the gym - about to clean my desk so I can get down to Monday's challenge. I also need to do a little bit of stitching and make my layered dip to take to a New Year's Eve Party.

12-30-2012, 04:08 PM

12-30-2012, 04:18 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_70.jpg ATART #26 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_62.jpg ATART #27 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_107.jpg ATART #28 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_32.jpg ATART #31 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_26.jpg ATART #32 TRADED

12-30-2012, 04:19 PM
I won't be sleeping early today so more cards coming later :).

12-30-2012, 04:27 PM
Boatbird... thank you for your show and tell... I am sorry how I posted last night about not being able to see your blog... it's me... my internet connection is not real strong and if I try to open 2 things at a time ??? I usually lose both..
also it makes me sad/mad when I try to view a short demo for how to make something.. for me a 3 minute clip takes about 20 minutes (on a good nite)

well I have dillie-dallied enough ... better tune out the computer and see what I can make.... see ya all later.. everyone having FUN ????? oh yea, I see ya smiling....

I tried to make my blog pretty user friendly so I can keep an eye on it on my phone lol but I totally get ya when you say about poopy internet. Man, that sucks! I wanted to show off my blog too as I've been creating more bits but they're show n tell and that card (Bliss) is for trade ;) So, its nearly time for me to see about creating more yayyyy! Lets get some cards on.... oh and sorry if mine aren't 'on theme', I've got a mental block when it comes to Christmas themes.....

12-30-2012, 04:41 PM
Finally got a chance to play - Some Moos from yesterday!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/1_006.jpg #1 Traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/1_005.jpg #2 Traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/2_004.jpg #3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/2_003.jpg #4 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/2_002.jpg #5 Traded

12-30-2012, 04:45 PM
wowie, beautiful art ladies!!
I don't know why but when these marathons come along, I get ideas for the fiddliest (yes that is word - I think!) cards....
I made 2 - the other is in the A-Thon gallery - my ipad will only let me attach one pic per post as it renames the next pic as the same thing, so I am showing the Blue Monochrome in here. What fiddly fun! I challenged myself to use a strip of a paint chip and punches I found while cleaning up my workspace!

12-30-2012, 05:20 PM
Is someone having problems with the site? This has been extremely slow today and I have extremely fast connection. Other sites are working well.

12-30-2012, 05:24 PM
Sniisk - I've been having a lot of trouble with this site and only this site for about a week now.

Tinka - I never knew there were jumbo playing cards. I just put a pack in my Amazon cart. The US measurement is 3x5 inches.

12-30-2012, 05:26 PM
Thanks for the answer Jonquil and Milo.... so do we have to do what each day represents or not?? .... Just checking as I noticed that a lot were doing something different.. and yes I created a few today, but my scanner is out of whack until I can get an ink cartridge.... it won't let me scan without it I already tried.. *sigh*


I think they already mentiioned that the daily challenges are totally optional.

I wanted to say that my new scanner does the same dang thing. It really sucks if can't scan because of low ink. I now try to always have a backup box in the cupboard, which reminds I better see if I still one there... LOL

12-30-2012, 05:26 PM
It takes about 2-5 minutes to upload one picture. Usually I manage to do it in 20 seconds.

12-30-2012, 05:28 PM
... my internet connection is not real strong and if I try to open 2 things at a time ??? I usually lose both..
also it makes me sad/mad when I try to view a short demo for how to make something.. for me a 3 minute clip takes about 20 minutes (on a good nite)

Nancy I am totally with you there. I have the same thing. But it's better than what I had before. I couldn't see a video at all with that one.

12-30-2012, 05:30 PM
I'm getting timeouts and page not founds. I'll upload my cards later.

12-30-2012, 05:31 PM
I've also gotten some database errors today. Nice. It was bout a year ago when this happened to me previous time.

12-30-2012, 05:33 PM
Is someone having problems with the site? This has been extremely slow today and I have extremely fast connection. Other sites are working well.

Sniisk honey, I am sorry that we are letting you and your muse down. And that your lagging computer is also adding to the down. Big Hugs, and I will try to get something made to trade today, but I also have to clean house some so it's nice my sweetie comes home Tues, and tomorrow will be an in-town day so I won't get much done.

Note to self, buy another can of Almond Roca so he doesn't realize I ate the whole thing in 4 days!

12-30-2012, 05:39 PM
Here are the last cards for today, it took me ages to upload.... Goodnight all! See ya all tomorrow.

17. Buddha
18. APC
19. Butterflies

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Post_Christmas_athon_17.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Post_Christmas_athon_18.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Post_Christmas_athon_19.jpg

12-30-2012, 05:42 PM
I noticed the slowness too Sniisk. I have 4 atcs in the works for this.

12-30-2012, 05:45 PM
Yes it is really slow - especially with loading pictures

12-30-2012, 05:48 PM
Time to say good night then and I hope the site will be faster tomorrow :).

12-30-2012, 06:11 PM
I had issues with it at random points over the past few days...mostly the database errors. But for me, it always seems to work itself out after a while.

12-30-2012, 06:19 PM
hi all! I really appreciate the invites and maybe I'll have more to post in the next few days. this is an altered envie I made for a trade.
have fun and I hope to be back with more art!

12-30-2012, 06:39 PM
Night Sniisk. I hope the site is better tomorrow. There have been a few times I haven't been able to get on the site lately.

Beautiful cards kitty!

Love those fishies NIKansas!

12-30-2012, 07:11 PM
I'm back online! Hooray!

Miss Iowa
12-30-2012, 07:22 PM
Thank you Sanna and Donnacr for the invitation to the -athon. I was hoping to be creative today but I won't have anything to trade right now, because I am woefully behind in making things to trade at ARTzona, which is less than a month away now.

So, anybody going to ARTzona next month---this is one of the cards I will have for trade. :)

Don't Marry Your Cousin (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=339733)

12-30-2012, 07:30 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_12-30-2012_Model_2_Blue.jpg This isn't for trade, it's in my journal for the Daily Drawing Club, but I decided to do the monochrome challenge.

12-30-2012, 07:40 PM
That's really cool, Linda!

Would you be willing to share that link? :wubclub:

12-30-2012, 07:51 PM
Sure here you go I just found it yesterday via Debs signature link. LOL It is exactly what I need and what I was trying to do with the learn-a-thons when I started them.

Daily drawing Club (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24796)

Figure & Gesture Drawing (models) (http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing/)

12-30-2012, 07:57 PM
Ok, so here are some zentangle cards:





12-30-2012, 08:19 PM
Awesome, Linda! Thanks! :D

Wonderful cards Cynthia!

12-30-2012, 08:20 PM
Thanks. :) I've been so stressed that I definitely needed to tangle. I'm psyched to get to play a few days. Even though we have lots of athons, I always look forward to this one.

12-30-2012, 08:30 PM
Two ATCs. Dylusions stamp art collaged with flower embellishment and mini cat punch.

left: Home Sweet Home orange background-traded
right: Home Sweet Home pink background

12-30-2012, 09:16 PM
Collaged chunkies. No danglies or additional thick embellishments. Traded as is.

A Joyous Town chunky-traded

A Town in the Flowers chunky

12-30-2012, 10:12 PM
Cynthia, Those are lovely Zentangles! I wish I had someting worthy to trade! In a couple of weeks I am going to take a Zentangle class and I am so excited!!! Rock on, they are awesome!

KESagers, Wonderful chunkies! Maybe I can make some, not sure where my blanks are as I am doing a deep clean of my work space - closed in garage shared with hubby's fishing stuff and the usual garage stuff :)

Linda, Thanks for posting the link to the drawing thread. I will be lurking! Promised myself to learn a thing or two about drawing for 2013!

Such wonderful art - I think at his point I have requested more trades than stuff I have made, so I better get busy!!!

12-30-2012, 11:00 PM
I do so love my house mousies!!!!! Here are 6 Moos

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_House_Mouse_Floating.jpegtradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_House_Mouse_Silly_Hat.jpegtradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_House_Mouse_Pensive.jpegtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_House_Mouse_Sweets.jpegtraded


12-30-2012, 11:08 PM
Thank you Blanche!

Oh those moos are irresistible Jonquil!

12-30-2012, 11:14 PM
welcome to even more new faces.
cynthia - congrats on getting an internet connection. I can understand the NEED to tangle - I hoped it worked as the results are beautiful.
KESagers - you are really rocking those Dylusions stamps - wonderful creations!
blanche - you definitely DO need to create more - what you have made so far is gorgeous!
Linda4atc - amazing life drawing - I have trouble with stick figures (which is why I do so much collage, etc)
sniisk - I have noticed that the site is randomly slow and sluggish over the last week or so. One time it just keeps TRYING to load, the next time you get straight on :huh: I know that I used to have trouble at certain times as it was then the middle of the US night and the site was backing up but the problems now don't seem to be restricted to any one time.

I have tried to leave rep and PMs as I read the past few pages so apologies if I don't mention you by name - your creations have been seen and admired (and coveted :))

As we have had new people join us at this point I have decided that the Athon will extend through to 11.59pm Friday night. I hope that most of you will be able to stay with us till then.

12-30-2012, 11:52 PM
Yippee!!!! - i will be there with bells on (so to speak) I am on holidays till school goes back so I have the time

Just Ducky
12-31-2012, 12:38 AM
ya mean it's not Just Me ???? I loaded 2 cards just now, well I started 15 minutes ago..
had to get signed back into the site 2 times... I thinking maybe the whole world is on the internet these last few days... getting crowded...

lookie, we picked up a few more players.. oh nuts, I was going to name you gals but afraid to click back a page or two... might not make it back here...

Cynthia....ya got computer back on line.... super
JAW.... hi... and glad to see you brought Herman back...

well lets see if I can show and tell my couple cards for today....????

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_yeller_16.jpg.... #16 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Dill_17.jpg... #17

12-31-2012, 01:00 AM
Pretty cards Ducky! Love the pops of yellow color!

Glad we are going a little longer - I should be able to play all week.

Time to say "Goodnight" now though. See you tomorrow - or actually now I should say later today.

12-31-2012, 03:15 AM
Sweet dreams Kristin. Hi ducky, jonquil and Blanche. Lovely Art everyone. Jonquil can I ask, what technique are your adorable little mice? Are the rubber stamped? Collaged? Either way I like the way you worked the backgrounds in and the lovely colors.

These are an odd size but the tree was too tall for a chunky, so I guess they are kind of a postcard. (rubberstamped) available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_12-29-2012_Christmas_tree.jpg 5 1/2 x 4 inch Christmas tree http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_12-29-2012_Autumn_tree.jpg 5 1/2 x 4 inch Autumn tree

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_12-29-2012_sarah_Bishop_Girls.jpg Coffee, Tea, Cream and Sugar Made for the Sarah Bishop Swap (bottom two made today)

I also did 6 five minute life drawing for the Daily Drawing Club, they are in my flickr gallery linked in my signature.

12-31-2012, 03:16 AM


My latest. Believe me, my deep cleaning of my work space took a set-back in order for me to play.... and yes, I have cable in here, so I happened to find a Pirates of the Carribean movie on :jimlad: ... so no telling what my next cards will look like! well, this IS vacation, right?!? :jiggy:

Show and tell here for a moment,
Before I became a member here it was a hot minute that I was making ATCs. A tradition I did start in my first year in ATC land was to make a card for each of my co-workers for Christmas instead of a store-bought card. I made them with ribbon attachments so they could serve double duty as an ornament. (this is why I do not enter Christmas swaps!).
So carrying on that tradition this year, here's what I made with a few left out for major tweaking! ....


Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year to all of my AFA friends!!!

12-31-2012, 04:23 AM
Blanch that is great and I love the double duty as an ornament idea, really cool. It's 12:30 in the morning so I better get to bed. goodnight ... :sleep:

12-31-2012, 04:24 AM
It's going to be a quiet day on my art table. We are having company on afternoon and I won't have time to stay here anymore. Maybe I have to prepare some foods before that too.

12-31-2012, 04:29 AM
Well have fun Sana, and make it worth being away from your art ;)

12-31-2012, 04:54 AM
I have finallly got something finished. Even though I am on holiday it seems there is more to do than when I go to work LOL.

Anyway, both of these are available. - NOW TRADED, THANK YOU

Happy New Year Everyone - only 2 hours to go here in New Zealand.


12-31-2012, 05:11 AM
So many beautiful chunkies have been posted here. Sadly they don't fit in my collections. Or should I start another "woman" book...

12-31-2012, 05:37 AM
This forum is still sooooooo slow. I hope you orhers still have good nerves and can wait when your cards are uploading :). I want to see them anyway.

12-31-2012, 05:38 AM
Here are my available cards from Wed-Sun.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_17.jpg ATART #1 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_35.jpg ATART #12 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_76.jpg ATART #18 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_86.jpg ATART #23 TRADED

12-31-2012, 05:57 AM
Hello all, I will be making some more cards today til I have to leave for the evening. The speed is ok... not very fast but do-able.

12-31-2012, 06:15 AM
I, too, had some problems uploading to the gallery earlier today, am about to try again now! I hadn't noticed trouble with the site before, though, but that may be because I'm online mostly with my smart phone and don't have the fastest connection there anyway.

12-31-2012, 06:21 AM
I seem to have caught Blanche's problem - wanting to make cards that are fiddly :D
Here are my final cards for today before I leave to bring in the New Year
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0072.jpg#41 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0073.jpg#42 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0074.jpg#43 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0075.jpg#44 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0076.jpg#45

Good night and good crafting to all!!

12-31-2012, 06:28 AM
Sanna don't leave yet! I have 2 Flower APC's ready for you if you are interested...
here they are:
115435- traded

115436- traded

The Queen of Clubs is worked in 3D

12-31-2012, 06:45 AM
Some new cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_12.jpg ATART #33 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_100.jpg ATART #34 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_88.jpg ATART #35 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_104.jpg ATART #36 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_75.jpg ATART #37 TRADED

12-31-2012, 06:51 AM
I haven't been as active in the Athon as I hoped to be, but I'm getting up to date with my swap cards so I hope to play more towards the end of the Athon. I'd be glad to keep going till Friday, if there're others who would like that.

I've been inspired by the challenges a bit here and there, not necessarily on the exact day of the challenge. There's some wrapping paper being used, and I've also been making mostly different size than before, in my case chunkies and moos, which are fairly new to me. After a set of swap chunkies, I got on a chunky roll, and some moos from the scraps, too. Yesterday I did do mostly monochromatic, which I knew from before is a favourite of mine. However, my favourite colours are not[/[b]] pink and pale blue, so I don't know how they came to be the dominant colours!

Moos can be traded individually or as sets of two!

12-31-2012, 07:33 AM
Here are some monochromatic chunkies, mixed media collage. The steampunk one #10 is on a sturdy beermat backing, but the dangle is very light weight.

Blue Chunky #11 and Crimson Chunky #12 can be traded as chunky lights (one layer of backing) or very sturdy (two layers of backing), I will finish them the way you prefer!

Chunky #13 I think I'll keep to start my own collection, as it's very much my favourite colours. By the way, I don't have a chunky ad yet and haven't really decided on themes, so you're welcome to suggest anything in a trade (also other than chunkies). I think I'll start collecting monochromatic, and I also like for example winter and all the other seasons, sewing and buttons, quotes, and yes I do like danglies too!

12-31-2012, 07:36 AM
Amapola, they are beautiful!

12-31-2012, 07:50 AM
I have been painted some cups this morning. Both are not for trade, one is for the Cups project here on AFA, the other one for the Cups project on WetCanvas.

12-31-2012, 07:58 AM
Kitty, your cups are lovely!

12-31-2012, 07:59 AM
I have been cooking and reading the forum at the same time. I hope I haven't mixed anything in any pots while writing here :err:.

12-31-2012, 08:08 AM
I have been cooking and reading the forum at the same time. I hope I haven't mixed anything in any pots while writing here :err:.

Cooking and reading sounds safe.... cooking and painting would be more dangerous :biglaugh:

12-31-2012, 09:27 AM
One ATC and one APC more from me. Happy New Year to our friends in Asia, Australia and New Zealand!!

20. Bird
21. APC

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Post_Christmas_athon_20.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Post_Christmas_athon_21.jpg

12-31-2012, 11:39 AM
Morning everyone!

Blanche your Christmas ATC/ornaments are amazing and a great idea!

I know it's not early but I'm still trying to wake up here. My craft table is a mess - I think i need to clear space first.:wideeyed:

12-31-2012, 12:06 PM
This is going to be a great day....The sun is out, temps in the 70s.. the PC speed is back to normal and todays postings are awesome..so I am headed to the art room and will put on Pavaretti CDs and start making art to trade....Kirstin your little houses are awesome....I HAVE to have one!!

12-31-2012, 12:13 PM
It took awhile for these chunkies to dry. They both look the same so here is one as a sample. Collaged chunky with gel medium. I should mention that I used water based color and it tended to lift and smear a bit. (I will use permanent color next time.) Traded as is - no dangles. LE of 2

Let It Snow

12-31-2012, 12:14 PM
Thank you Nancy! You know I love to trade!

12-31-2012, 12:14 PM
Just dropped in to say goodmorning. I have to get into town and hubby will be home tomorrow so I'm going to be busy. I will try to get some stuff made as I can. Have a great arty day!

12-31-2012, 12:27 PM
Morning Linda!

12-31-2012, 12:33 PM
Well things just got pushed back another day. My husband wants me to wait till tomorrow. Gives me another day to play! As long as I get house work done too.

12-31-2012, 01:15 PM
Good morning/day/evening everyone! You have been busy little artists! Even with a slow site.

Gracious, it took me forever to catch up. I really, really hope to have something created soon!

I worked Sat & Sunday, have today off and then work the next three days. Not too happy with that, but hey, it's extra money for art supplies, right?

12-31-2012, 02:08 PM

12-31-2012, 02:14 PM
Howdy HHC! Enjoy your day off!

Grrrdjules - The party is on! I wanna hang with you and your party girls!

12-31-2012, 02:28 PM
Today's cards:





12-31-2012, 03:53 PM

Love your cards.... can't interest you in a trade at all? possibly?

12-31-2012, 03:59 PM
Cynthia - I really like how you are incorporating tangle art into your cards!

12-31-2012, 04:12 PM
I still have some cards in my gallery from the last athon if anyone is interested.....

The Everlasting Spirits Fly TRADED /Classy & Fabulous = TRADED /Lighthouse Ticket/Lottie

Anyone like to trade??

12-31-2012, 05:17 PM
Pretty cards Cathy!

I have several things drying. I should be able to upload them after supper. :)

12-31-2012, 06:15 PM
Happy New Year everyone - got home just after 1am - and only just up now!!!. A quiet day - may go for a ride later on. and some creating in there too.

Lovely cards and chunkies from everyone - it is so nice to wake up to

12-31-2012, 06:30 PM
Happy New Year Lisa, first of us to see 2013!

12-31-2012, 07:48 PM
Thanks Jules - I think Cathy might have beaten us Aussies to it - New Zealand is two hours ahead of Sydney.

About to clean my space off and make my first cards for 2013

12-31-2012, 07:53 PM
i finally have something to offer!

Ace of Diamonds traded
Ace of Hearts traded
4 of Clubs traded

12-31-2012, 07:54 PM
and these...

Jack of Spades traded
Queen of Hearts traded

12-31-2012, 08:18 PM
Nice APCs Amy!

Here are a few from me:


12-31-2012, 08:31 PM
Happy New Year to ALL!!!

12-31-2012, 08:37 PM
love the colors, Kristin!!

Happiest of New Years to you all!!!

12-31-2012, 08:45 PM
Is everyone staying up until midnight? Not sure if I'm going to make it but we'll see. ;)

12-31-2012, 08:45 PM
My first cards of 2013!!!! - got out my stamps - inspired by KESagers!!! - these are two of my favourite photo stamps - they don't quite scan as nicely as I would like

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_Serena_1.jpeg#38 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_Serena_2.jpeg#39

12-31-2012, 08:46 PM
Is everyone staying up until midnight? Not sure if I'm going to make it but we'll see. ;)

It's actually just about midday here on the 1st!!!

12-31-2012, 09:04 PM
I'll try. I do have a few to post, but I need to scan them.

12-31-2012, 09:07 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Olio.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=339968) A few more for trade Home Cooked Meal
Lady in Pink
Night to remember
Boys Night Out

12-31-2012, 09:07 PM
I still don't have any completed! (whine, whine) My hubby keeps talking to me... he wants some attention. ;)

But I'm gonna get some done tonight, by golly!!!!

12-31-2012, 09:08 PM
P.S. Love the art you've all been creating today!

12-31-2012, 09:21 PM
these were two stamped houses that i have had sitting for ages - finally decided what would work best for them


12-31-2012, 09:35 PM
I have reached a bit of a stalemate with my closest supplier of the iron-on vislene I use for my chunkies being closed til Monday and Spotlight being over 100k round trip.
I was so sure I had another metre stashed away somewhere...:confused:
so, I have been quilting instead, a Grandmothers flower garden (paper pieced and onto calico in ocean greens, blues and purples).. it is now pinned out and ready to hand quilt! the pic is a bit blurry, but you get the general idea!

Just Ducky
12-31-2012, 09:45 PM
Cee-Emm, your quilt top is beautifull....
HHC... come on Helen... I just gotta have ONE more 2012 trade from ya and it's getting late.....

ANd that goes for all my other fun friends around here... wanting to finish this year with a blank gallery...:wubclub: I got just a few in my
regular gallery and some A-thon... it's crunch time...

these 2 are from late last night... computer running so slow, decieded to wait...

NUTS.... I did it again... got to go post them NOW....

Just Ducky
12-31-2012, 09:56 PM
ok... 2 I did yesterday... (Sunday)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_steeple_18.jpg.....#18 stamped image, colored pencils........... TRADED... thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Home_19.jpg..........#19 stamped image, colored pencils ......... TRADED.... thank you

12-31-2012, 10:26 PM
Pretty pretty stamped cards Jonquil! And Happy First Day of the year to you!

Nancy - Home cooked meal still has me laughing!

Hang in there HHC - this marathon has been extended so you still have lots of time.

Cee Emm - thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt!

Ducky - love your cards with a warm place to be in the middle of the snow!

2 1/2 hours to go here. Judd and I are working our way through the Firefly series so we'll keep doing that and see if we make it until midnight.

12-31-2012, 10:29 PM
These are three UFOs - finally finished them. I have also found a fews ATCs that I made in 2009 - I am not certain why they have not been uploaded but will do so after some lunch

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_Shy.jpeg#42 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_Pear.jpeg#43 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_Tea_Tree.jpegtraded

12-31-2012, 10:41 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/2_atart_001.jpg#7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/2_atart_002.jpg#8

Just Ducky
12-31-2012, 10:47 PM
HERMAN ???????? JAW, you know I am holding out for Herman

12-31-2012, 10:50 PM
I'll make you a special Herman ... you got a Ducky to trade for him? :)

12-31-2012, 10:51 PM
I have left PMs for trades and rep points all over the place. There is so much beautiful work being shown.
jonquil - congratulations on being the first person with New Year art.
grrrdjules - I love the way that your girls got into the swing of the New Year celebration so well - great set of cards!

Happy New Year to one and all - may 2013 be all that you wish it to be!

Just Ducky
12-31-2012, 10:59 PM
so, now... I drug these chunky's from my gallery and reworked them... can't believe I took all day just to rework a few chunks....:mad:
but I want the old gone so I can have NEW ideas for 2013.. out with the old and bring on the new.... gads, I wish I had some NEW ideas....:wubclub:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_thon_20.jpg....... Chunky #20....... TRADED..... Thank You
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_thon_21.jpg.... Chunky #21

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_thon_22.jpg........ Chunky #22
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_thon_23.jpg......Chunky #23

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_thon_24.jpg.........Chunky #24 TRADED.. thank you

these chunky's are being sent NAKEd, no dangles... and not asking for chunky for trade...

12-31-2012, 11:09 PM
Hi JAW! Wonderful cards - #10 is my favorite. :)

Great idea Ducky - I should do the same.

12-31-2012, 11:09 PM
I finished 3 today
115499 # 23 115500 # 24 115501 # 25

12-31-2012, 11:47 PM
I'm going to do the same Ducky except it will have to wait until tomorrow.

Here are some grungy cards


12-31-2012, 11:55 PM
wanted to ring in the New Year with a atc! but not sure if I can upload. gonna try.:yes:


12-31-2012, 11:58 PM
yay! it worked!
gonna go back and read some more posts...

I'm bringing in the New Year with old movies, chocolate, heating pad, and arting. (inbetween calls from my kids, :wubclub:)

hey, I know how to Party!:jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:

Just Ducky
01-01-2013, 12:08 AM
Suze.... you still having troubles loading up cards ??? dang.. but I like your party plans..

really quiet at my house too... hubs is in the other room watching FOOtball... eating popcorn and oh, swearing abit... must be the wrong team is winning...

01-01-2013, 12:41 AM
Yay, Suze!

I'm going to bed appallingly early, but just wanted to say happy new year!

01-01-2013, 12:54 AM
A few minutes to go! Gonna go watch the ball drop in NYC and then crash for the night. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Happy to be ringing it in with all of you!

Just Ducky
01-01-2013, 01:00 AM

hang on you west coasties, only 3 more hours for you .....

01-01-2013, 01:10 AM
Happy New Year Everyone! (Even though I'm a few minutes late...)

01-01-2013, 01:16 AM
Happy New Year, everyone! I got two done before the clock strikes midnight. Well, I got more done, but these are the two that are worthy of sharing. :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Christmas_Tree_Angel_ATC_rz.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Pine_cone_cluster1_rz.jpg

01-01-2013, 01:27 AM
My first post of 2013

Happy New Year and healthy year to all. I got a bunch of phone calls and some emails. My husband and I had some champagne and a kiss and now back to the marathon.

10X (traded)

01-01-2013, 03:19 AM
Happy New Year everyone. I am going to bed now, But I have no TV and my dvd is over so I'll just go snuggle with the kitties.

01-01-2013, 03:50 AM
For Ducky

01-01-2013, 04:01 AM
I woke up "sick" this morning: angina! Well better sooner than later :sad:
Happy New year everyone, and congrats on the great art. I will join if I feel better later in the day, I hope!

01-01-2013, 05:23 AM
Happy New Year everyone!

We had fun guests (2.5 years old and 8 months old) so it took all my time to play with them. I try to update my gallery and answer to all 12 PMs (thank you :)) and make some more cards.

01-01-2013, 05:47 AM
Happy New Year to all my lovely arty friends at AFA!!!!


01-01-2013, 06:42 AM
Here are the cards I made yeaterday but I didn't upload them then.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_105.jpg ATART #39 TRADED

01-01-2013, 06:45 AM
I woke up "sick" this morning: angina! Well better sooner than later :sad:

Get well soon, Marilou!

01-01-2013, 08:01 AM
WOW - Nice creative work you lot....I am very impressed...LOL Not sure what I am supposed to be doing today....Heehee

Might just play holly home keeper...or what ever Ducky calls me..


01-01-2013, 08:20 AM
Hi Ruth :).

01-01-2013, 08:57 AM
Happy New Year everyone!

Wil Opio Oguta
01-01-2013, 09:10 AM
Happy New Year to you all. Here are the first cards I made this year (2 have been traded, 1 is still available):

01-01-2013, 10:47 AM
Feel better Marilou!

Woke up to a cold house and broken thermostat.:mad: LOL - I hope the year gets better from here. The repair person is supposed to be on the way.

01-01-2013, 11:58 AM
New thermostat and the house is warming up. :)

Here are a few from me:

Visit With Santa ATC

Peaceful New Year chunky - traded as is - no danglies.

Time to go watch the Rose parade!

01-01-2013, 12:02 PM
My newest cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_14.jpg ATART #42 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_2.jpg ATART #43 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_7.jpg ATART #45 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_12.jpg ATART #46 TRADED

01-01-2013, 12:05 PM
And here are what I have available from earlier days.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_80.jpg ATART #8 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_34.jpg ATART #15 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/medium/1_C1.jpg ATART #25 TRADED

01-01-2013, 12:07 PM
mariloupatch - feel better soon
sniisk - those guests sound like a lot of fun but exhausting. Hope that the site wasn't too slow for you as you loaded your new cards - my favourite is #41
KESagers - my eldest daughter and her husband are in New York City at the moment and were hoping to watch the ball drop live. They arrived hours early but, after nearly being trampled and freezing to death (they are from Queensland where the temperature stays in the mid 20sC (75-80F) most of the year), they went back to their hotel. I hope they watched it on TV.
I will swap you some of our heat for your cold - I am SO not a summer person. I hope that the repairman arrives quickly.

I was right on schedule making my cards for today and then my DH (currently on holidays and not knowing what to do with himself) surprised me with dinner and a movie - there went the evening :arghh: I have finally finished them and read the thread so now I can show them - what better for New Year's Day than the hourglass of time:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/8_scan0001.jpg#46 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0002.jpg#47 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0003.jpg#48 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0004.jpg#49 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0005.jpg#50

01-01-2013, 12:16 PM
Thanks everyone for the good wishes. I tried to make a card for a swap...and have to redo it, I have a splitting headache, so maybe tomorrow!

01-01-2013, 12:26 PM
I hope your feel better marilou. Not a good way to start 2013.

Sniisk-you are fast. I wish I could keep up your pace. Great cards.

KESagers, Love those cards. Hope all is well with you.

Donnacr-wonderful hour glasses. I need to learn that folding technique.

01-01-2013, 01:01 PM
Feel better, Marilou! Stay warm, Kristin!

I'm having a lazy in-my-jammies day, but hope to get a couple of cards done.

01-01-2013, 01:26 PM
Thank you - the house is warm again. :)

Donnacr - NYC is pretty crazy for the ball drop. I couldn't do it in person but I watch it on TV every year. I hope your daughter is having fun. The city is so pretty at the holidays and there is always so much to do. We had a horrible summer so I can relate. I'm not minding the cold too much as a result. However it's about to get very cold this week. Now we don't even come close to what Sniisk can experience in Finiland. ;)

Enjoying the Rose parade - I'm always amazed at what they do with flowers and seeds!

01-01-2013, 01:53 PM
Here's #11 and #12

Just Ducky
01-01-2013, 01:59 PM
it's OVER ??? ya mean 2012 is all gone ????
KESAGERS.... dang gal, how in the world did you find a repairman on New Years Day ??
MARILOUPATCH.... your sicky day must be a leftover from 2012.. I hope you better real soon.
JAW... you know I love Herman, and both cards you did for Ducky ? ahhhhhhhh.....
SNIISK.... I sending warm wishes for you a much easier 2013..
HHC.... so glad to see some show and tell from you my friend... have a quiet fun day...
SHARLENE.... glad we finally got us a trade since we missed each other last time...
CYNTHIA... jammies, the 'best dressed'... add some chocolate and you are in fun heaven...
DONNA.... I see you got TIME on time already. cool iris stuff... and when is your daughter coming home ?
me ???? my muse is just flat today... but then I am a slow starter... I been spending most my time looking out the window watching all my pretty birds and got 3 squirrels fighting over the corn feeder...

01-01-2013, 02:16 PM
I knew I was missing something...chocolate!

One card so far.


01-01-2013, 02:19 PM
Cynthia, you and I would make a good pair-jammies and chocolate. Sounds great to me.

01-01-2013, 02:29 PM
Finally, I have another ATC finished! Hooray!

"Snow in the City" - traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC220.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=340090)

This is monochromatic (Sunday's challenge) and also features text in the windows (today's challenge).

01-01-2013, 02:32 PM
Cynthia, you and I would make a good pair-jammies and chocolate. Sounds great to me.

I always have chocolate in the house. *nods lots*

I do jammy days intentionally so I'll remember my energy is low. And I got some delightful fleece jammies this year. I didn't know why I was doing it as I tend to get hot in fleece, but I couldn't pass them up....and then we got this arctic winter and I knew why we needed them. We always have cold, snowy winters, but not days where the temps are between 18 and 25. That's just silly.

Wil Opio Oguta
01-01-2013, 02:53 PM
While I made the cards for the birds/postage stamp swap I made a couple of extra ones. Here are the pictures:

01-01-2013, 03:24 PM
Jammy days rule!

Ducky - we have a contract with our oil company. Of course today is a holiday so it's a whole extra fee but I feel anyone willing to help me out on a holiday deserves an extra bonus. So far our oil company has been really good to help us when we've had emergencies. I am thankful.

01-01-2013, 03:40 PM
Post cards - altered my dad's photos - white die cuts are shimmery card stock. Size 4x6 inches

Bright post card

Merry post card

Will trade for post card or chunky.

01-01-2013, 03:41 PM
it is nearly 20 degrees C here in Sydeny (about 68 F) yesterday it was about 90 I believe = we have had really hot days and then really cold - today is meant to be about 25.

I was in NY during late December many years ago - it snowed!!!! my first experience of it and I was in Central park as well

01-01-2013, 03:42 PM
Still in our jammies here too ... Think I'll actually start off the year right! Right HERE at AFA!!!
I'm feeling some more Herman escapades comin' on!

01-01-2013, 03:43 PM
LOL - I love snow - just hate shoveling it.

01-01-2013, 04:09 PM
That's from my table today. Too tired to make more. I hope to make some cards tomorrow but I also have to start prapering my courses for the spring term.

01-01-2013, 04:19 PM
I don't think I'll get out of my jammies today. I just made a pot of vegetable, barley soup for my husband and I. No company today.

I have some moo houses finished. I'll post later. I'm so lazy.

01-01-2013, 04:39 PM
I have been watching the parade and put a turkey breast in the slow cooker, Don't know if I will eat much as I think I have the flu. It has been going around in our house.
Hubby just commented that it sure does smell good and hopes it will taste as good as it smells.
I did some cards while I was watching the parade,
115554 # 26 115555 # 27 115556 # 28 115557 # 29

01-01-2013, 04:43 PM
Here are 2 ARC. Sharlene has first choice if she want them.
115558 # 30 TRADED 115559 # 31 TRADED

01-01-2013, 04:47 PM
I am going to be stitching today - making cards for mrubyjean's Holly swap and also the PAT group I am in - found the perfect patterns yesterday - might take a break for some collaging later on

01-01-2013, 05:11 PM
Oh no Dsign49 - feel better! Your turkey sounds good - I can imagine how good it smells.

Your soup sounds good too Sharlene. I could see having them both together. ;)

Have a good night Sniisk!

01-01-2013, 05:26 PM
I'm on a roll now ... here's two more:

"Expectation" - available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC221.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=340123)

"A Happy New Year" - traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC222.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=340124)

It has done nothing but rain all day today in Atlanta.
So, it's a great day to stay inside and play!

01-01-2013, 06:12 PM
I did not make any ATCs today... I had a jammies / very lazy day as well :rolleyes: Maybe tomorrow.

01-01-2013, 06:20 PM
We're a jammy day revolution!

Here are some "yearning for spring" cards:





01-01-2013, 07:30 PM
Welcome back,quilteveryday. Great journal page.

01-01-2013, 07:47 PM
Great cards Chaosatlanta!

Love your stamp collages Cynthia. :)

Howdy Quilteveryday - so glad you could join us.

Time for me to work on supper. I have been working on a series of chunkies - waiting for the glue to dry.

01-01-2013, 08:14 PM
Hey, sorry I've been quiet the past few days. I had to work yesterday and had 2 parties last night and ended up having company today. Been collaboratively writing in my jammies all day.

But, huzbee's gotten more ill, and I've also got the start of a sore thoat...

01-01-2013, 10:21 PM
Been sleeping off the flu...medication really strong and knocked me out almost immediately! Don't intend to take any till maybe this evening! How many days have I missed??:err::confused::wideeyed::sad:

This one is for swap -
Floral Heart - Rubber Stamping w Punch Art. Colored w sharpies.

As a child, I recalled this term used often. Relating it to affairs of the hearts - Fickle-Minded.

01-01-2013, 10:50 PM
Ugh. Sorry to hear that Milo.

Seems there's a bug going around. :(

01-02-2013, 12:16 AM
found three chunky pages left over from last ATART..
I enjoyed making these sassy girls so much at the time...
spring, black dress and green
the blob on spring gal is on the scanner bed, and my DH is in trouble!!

01-02-2013, 12:39 AM
I'm so sorry to hear so many are fighting illness as the new year starts. I hope for everyone that it goes away quickly. Feel better Miloccpep and Flying Phoenix.

Cee-Emm your girls are so glam!

Spent the last night of vacation watching a movie. I'll have to upload my chunkies tomorrow. I'm hoping to make and trade some more ATC too. ;)

01-02-2013, 01:05 AM
OK Ladies you and your families better get well quickly. I declared Health, Wealth and Happiness for all in 2013 and you don't want to disappoint me do you?

No a-thoning for me today. But I did get My Sarah Bishop swap cards and Duckies cards from the pre Christmas a-thon in the mail today. It's only 9pm and I am already yawning. I have some itraders to do since I got my mail today but I think I am just going to do some 5-minute life sketches for the daily Drawing club. Goodnight all.

01-02-2013, 03:28 AM
Start time (in your time zone) 12:01 am (JUST after midnight) on Thursday December 27, 2012 and end time (in your time zone) 11:59 pm (midnight) Wednesday January 2, 2013 or continue till 11.59pm on Friday January 3, 2013?

have I missed any updates on this..are we going through til Friday?? ( Bathurst Spotlight is looking good if that is the case!! ).. it is Wednesday evening here already, this year is zooming by :))) and already hot cross buns are in our local supermarkets

01-02-2013, 04:14 AM
we are going through till Friday

01-02-2013, 04:35 AM
I am just sneaking in and out to look at the art til Friday...Heehee I have to get on and do my Lighthouse beacon swap cards, although I did do three cards, nothing connected to this swap though.........LOL

Hmmm its not good when you start the year of sick...hope you folks get well real soon....

01-02-2013, 04:35 AM
Just completed another 2 cards for Vicki Z's Year of Snake Swap.

Dragon on the way out... come February 10th/11th.
Pakua symbol used in Fengshui to predict life, death, rebirth etc.

01-02-2013, 04:43 AM
Just as well, we are extending another 2 days! I would not have had the inspiration to carry on doing any cards! Let's see if I can at least create some for trade!

01-02-2013, 05:12 AM
I hope to play a bit today. I made many cards yesterday and didn't do what I should do so now I need to do it today.

01-02-2013, 05:30 AM
finished up some swap cards today. hoping to make some more ATART cards tomorrow.

01-02-2013, 05:34 AM
forgot to post this one.

ATART 5 of Spades

01-02-2013, 05:53 AM
Sorry to hear that many of you or your dears are not feeling well! Take care of yourselves and get well soon. I had a long flu before Christmas so I hope to stay without any in the beginning of this year.

That said, I haven't made this years' first cards yet, either. We are visiting different friends and relatives on several days in a row now. Also our home is a mess so I also have to clean up my art stuff to be able to clean the rest of the home by the end of this week, ouch! However I'd love to do some cards tonight for the stamping challenge. I, too, have got some new equiment for my present, namely the heat embossing tool and some powders. I mounted some new stamps last night and have some backgrounds so if I have any inspiration after being away for the day, I'll be ready!

01-02-2013, 07:13 AM
Nian Nian You Yu is a greeting words meaning abundant year by year.
"Money"."Fish" and "abundant" have the same pronunciation "Yu", but in different character~ therefore, chinese always using fish to represent abundant.

Nian Nian You Yu : collage on red background.

I may make a few more for trade. Any one interested?

01-02-2013, 08:16 AM
Amy, your cards are always perfect! I don't understand how you make them.

01-02-2013, 08:54 AM
Beautiful cards by all! I have been very slack today and the washing and ironing has been done instead of ATCs.
I will miss the morning of tomorrow as my sister is stealing me to go and have a pedicure, etc with her as her daughter (her usual partner) is interstate. She is then taking me to do a full impact workout with her - what did I do to her?!?
Be back eager to see what everyone has made during my absence.

01-02-2013, 09:38 AM
I have a few more cards to share... vintage postcard images highlighted with stickles and diamond glaze.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Two_blue_birds.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=340216) Two Blue Birds
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Spring_nest_girl.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=340217) Girl with spring Nest
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Two_birds_valentine.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=340218) Two Birds Valentine

01-02-2013, 10:46 AM
Are people still playing today? And tomorrow and on Friday? I've been doing a bit this and that but haven't finished any card yet today.

01-02-2013, 11:07 AM
Waterlily: waterlily postage stamp, collage.
Waterlily Pods: collage

01-02-2013, 11:08 AM
Sanna, I would be playing if I don't take my medication!:biglaugh:

01-02-2013, 11:47 AM
Waterlily and Bud: postage stamp and collage
In RL the fish is GOLD in color, NOT BLACK!

01-02-2013, 12:16 PM
Good night! I shall take my medication now and have a deep sleep till morning!

01-02-2013, 12:18 PM
Good night Rita!

01-02-2013, 12:41 PM
I'm playing till Friday, but I'm just so sloooow...

I coloured a MMH ATC yesterday and kind of lost myself in the layers of colour... and then it was 3 o'clock in the night and I really needed to go to bed! ;)

And today I took my mom and the money my grandma gave me as a Christmas gift and tackled the sale! :D Found nice jeans that actually fit and great brown shoes that fit, too! (I think you can guess by now that shopping is not fun for me... ;) )

Today I'll finish my very first chunky page (started days ago for the "try a different size" challenge), and... what's today's theme? Oh yay, stamps and stickers! I'll definitely play with my new stickers. :)

01-02-2013, 01:36 PM
Here are my last creations today.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_26_.jpg ATART #49 TRADED

01-02-2013, 01:39 PM
A little late in the game, but... I finally got some time to art. Posting some cards soon.

01-02-2013, 01:41 PM
I forgot to pay attention to the daily challenges. Hmmm .... but postage stamps are so much fun! I will have to start playing with my collagey bits (Handsome Husband wants to start packing up some Christmas decorations - but playing with art supplies sounds like a lot more fun to me!)