View Full Version : Official Earth Day-a-thon

04-16-2013, 11:46 AM
Your Host for this Marathon will be dsign49 and Co-host are prayer_at_night and gabby169kitty.

Question: What Is Earth Day?

Answer: Earth Day is the day designated for fostering appreciation of the earth's environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it.

Earth Day is April 22, 2013, which is Monday. I thought it would be great to have a week-end Marathon for it.
We all love to make art and trade with our art friends and family.

Start time (in your time zone) 12:01 am (JUST after midnight) on Thursday April 18, 2013 and end time (in your time zone) 11:59 pm (midnight) Tuesday April 23, 2013

What we can do: ATC’s, chunky pages, 4x6’s, inchies, twinchies, charms, jewelry, art dolls, skinny pages, journal pages, tags, rolos, gothic arches, post cards – or whatever type of art your heart calls you to create!

All mediums are welcome: collaging, sewing, painting, drawing, digital altering, photographs, metal work, beading, sculpting...

All styles are welcome: APCs, zentangles, stamps (postage and rubber), stickers, various colour schemes (b/w, pastels/brights, autumn/winter/spring/summer shades, single colors, etc)

And of course we can trade .


Thursday: A bird on the card

Friday: APC. (Altered Playing Cards). Open to what ever.

Saturday: Postage stamp with a State or your Country added to your designed card.

Sunday: Butterflies, Dragonflies, Bugs or any insect on card

Monday: Nature Something pertaining to nature, a tree, a flower or just green grass. Even snow as we have enough of that.

Tuesday: Finish cards you started.

This marathon is open to everyone and all kinds of art.

What is an ATART?
It’s an All Types of ART marathon where you can create art, made over the same time in each time zone. This thread is going to be our crafting room.

Start creating art when it's time to start, then upload your lovely creations to your Athon gallery and post to the thread. Trading and chatting are going on all the time.
After all the trading is done move your creations OUT of the Athon Gallery and into their correct Galleries - 'Available ATCs' or 'Mail Art'

When you find a piece of art you would like to trade, 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!

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.
1) Go to your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu that includes “Copy Image Location”.
2) Click on the “Copy Image Location”
3) Go to your post and hit 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) and then you're done.

[IMG]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_64.jpg [/IMG

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

Remember that images from the gallery can be small, medium or large. Find the word or letters s m l in the address and change it to 'small' or 's'.

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.

NEW TO MARATHONS OR A-THONS? If you have any questions at all, feel free to pm me or the co-hosts if you have questions. You can also post 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.

IMPORTANT: REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR USERNAME (EASY TO READ) ON THE BACK OF YOUR CARDS. You can't get an iTrader if your trading partner doesn't know who you are.

04-16-2013, 02:02 PM
Another YAY! I have a ton of things to do, but I'll try to keep my evenings open for art, and to check in here some times every day. :jiggy:

04-16-2013, 06:13 PM
How life can change in a few short days! I have a very unexpected funeral on Friday and an exciting job interview on Saurday, but other than that I hope to be here.

04-16-2013, 10:15 PM
I had to miss the last one so am excited there is another starting. I will be here...It is great to see the interest of new players....Athons are so fun and a good way to meet and interact
and get to know other members, also a great way to collect cards and build up ITraders.

04-17-2013, 12:06 AM
just finishing off a couple of sets of swap cards and then I am going to clear my desk - am going to try and use up a lot of bits and pieces that have just been sitting there waiting for the right time!!!

04-17-2013, 06:30 AM
I am counting down - only 3 1/2 hours to go till I can start!:jiggy::jiggy:

04-17-2013, 06:51 AM
I am counting down as well! Nowhere near the start time yet... but I have been doing some prep work :spinny:

04-17-2013, 03:22 PM
Well I have quite a few hours to wait yet. But I'm looking forward to see some cards soon.
prayer_at_night do hope you can keep your evenings open for us.
smallgirl sorry for the lose, but I know you will find time.
Nancy I to miss the last couple of a-thons so that's why I thought I would host one.
jonquil well when you have your desk cleared maybe you could come and clear mine.:jiggy::daydreaming:
Donnacr looking forward to getting us started.
KittyNL must be getting closed to starting time for you.

04-17-2013, 03:47 PM
I guess KittyNL is in the same time zone as me so we have two and a quarter hours to go now. :D
I'll be working on the computer all day tomorrow so I'll be able to check in here frequently. :v_spin: I count on all of you wonderful artists to feed me eye candy so I'll be motivated to work! :biglaugh:

04-17-2013, 06:05 PM
here are my first three to get us started - I have made them from items I have had in my 'leftover' container - backgrounds, images, etc - trying to get this reduced over the athon

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_EDay__1.jpeg#1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_EDay__2.jpeg#2 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_EDay__3.jpeg#3

04-17-2013, 06:08 PM
Lovely cards jonquil
good to have it started

04-17-2013, 06:40 PM
Gorgeous, jonquil! <3
We're officially started, yay! :jiggy:
Off to bed - see you guys tomorrow!

04-17-2013, 07:06 PM
This is my first try of an A-THON-excited!

04-18-2013, 01:11 AM
Another five - haven't made any folded kimonos in a while - can't wait to see what the rest of you are up to!!!



04-18-2013, 03:00 AM
Goodmorning all! I need to get some breakfast first and get ready for my shopping trip into Amsterdam :spinny:. I am going shopping with one of my oldest friends, the weather looks really nice.... I am looking forward to it! I only have one hour today for the athon, but I will be quick ;).

04-18-2013, 03:40 AM
Here are the first cards for this athon. I had a few ATCs that I actually made for the Easter athon but kept for later.... for now ;-). And I made some inchies and a watercolor ATC.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Earth_Day_athon_1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Earth_Day_athon_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Earth_Day_athon_3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Earth_Day_athon_4.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Earth_Day_athon_5.jpg

04-18-2013, 04:52 AM
What a wonderful start, Lisa and Kitty!

Especially love today´s theme, will start working on some cards right away;)

04-18-2013, 05:01 AM
Lovely to see more people - I was feeling a bit lonely for a while!!!!

04-18-2013, 05:04 AM
Welcome to your first a-thon then, Elephangaroo! :jiggy: So good to have you here. <3

Those are so pretty, jonquil! I especially love the whimsical birdies - I guess I'll make one myself, later today. :)

KittyNL, please enjoy your shopping trip while we enjoy your wonderful cards! :v_spin: Those butterfly inchies are sugar!

And Evalila, good to see you here! I'm looking forward to seeing what you will do. The theme is really good, isn't it? :)

04-18-2013, 05:06 AM
Don't feel lonely, Lisa! We're just a few hours later... or is it earlier... than you. ;)
But now Europe is in da house! :P

04-18-2013, 06:01 AM
I am a few hours ahead of Europe - it is 8pm Thursday evening - provided it is not raining in the morning - hubby is going off on a ride for a few days - leaves me free to make art!!!!!

04-18-2013, 06:53 AM
My first cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Seaside001.jpg # 1 - Seaside

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Shells002.jpg # 2 - Collecting Shells

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Seagulls003.jpg # 3 - Seagulls

04-18-2013, 07:03 AM
Yay for free art days! ;D

And another yay for lovely seagulls! Those are really cool, Evalila, and as a coast girl I especially like them!

04-18-2013, 07:21 AM
Here are my last four for the evening
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__11.jpegtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__12.jpegtraded

04-18-2013, 07:55 AM
Cute! :wub:

04-18-2013, 09:09 AM
Lovely birds Evalila and Jonquil!
I meant to start making cards last night & then fell asleep before 11:30 pm. :sleep:
I hope to participate today.

04-18-2013, 10:00 AM
chaosatlanta, good to have you with us! I hope you'll be able to play. :)

04-18-2013, 10:33 AM
Lovely art ladies...I have something else to care of this morning, but I hope to play later on.

04-18-2013, 11:00 AM
More birds....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay004.jpg # 4

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay005.jpg # 5

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay006.jpg # 6

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay007.jpg # 7

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay008.jpg # 8

04-18-2013, 11:36 AM
Beeee-utiful, Evelyn! I do hope to be able to make some cards so I can ask you for a trade... :v_spin:

04-18-2013, 11:57 AM
Thank you :wubclub:

04-18-2013, 12:52 PM
I hope to start soon. First I need to walk to the well and bring some water so that I can wash the dishes and make some coffee :).

04-18-2013, 01:01 PM
Oooh, coffee, great idea! Hmmm, I think I´ll make myself a chocolate cappuccino....

04-18-2013, 01:08 PM
A chocolate cappucino.... that's sounds delicious!

I had a great day in Amsterdam! My friend is half Italian and wanted to visit some Italian shops (read deli's :spinny:) so we walked, had coffee, walked a bit, had lunch, etc, etc. It was really sunny but a bit windy. And now I am back home, tired, but what a lovely day...

04-18-2013, 01:21 PM
Welcome, Sanna! So good that you can join us - are you feeling okay?
Yum... pass me one of those chocolate cappuccinos, will you, Evelyn? ;D
I'm glad you had a good day, Kitty! Sounds like a funny and tasty trip. :)

04-18-2013, 01:42 PM
Grrr...so many gorgeous cards and I'm at work! Can't wait to get home and start :)

04-18-2013, 02:42 PM
I´ll prepare some more chocolate cappuccinos - probably with a little bit of Baileys?? YUM:)

I made some bird twinchies:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay009.jpg # 9 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay010.jpg # 10

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay011.jpg # 11 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay012.jpg # 12

04-18-2013, 03:05 PM
What a great start to the marathon!

04-18-2013, 03:36 PM
Sounds like you had a good day, Vicki Z! :v_spin:
smallgirl, we'll still be here when you're done with work, promise!
Mary of Exeter, I agree: So many awesome bird cards! <3 Personally I have a little booklet about local birds that I bought because of the pretty images. ;)
Evalila, thumbs up! Love those twinchies. <3
KESagers, so good to have you here! <3

04-18-2013, 03:53 PM
One more from me today... and now I am going to bed. I am sooooo tired :rolleyes: See ya all tomorrow!


04-18-2013, 04:27 PM
Very pretty, Kitty! <3

I actually managed to make something! :D I *should* be colouring lines - for a MMH hand and my Sherlock swap cards - but for that I need more peace and quiet than I had today. :no: I'll try to get something done now... still an hour or so till I need to sleep.
But first I wanted to post my cards. :)
Whimsical gold on red birdie with a real feather, and Vintage birds nesting (the little dark dots are bronze coloured!).
Red and gold bird is traded, thanks! <3
Nesting birds are still available.

04-18-2013, 05:22 PM
I am back here, but only to post some cards that I made. I won't even have time to read the thread until later. I just skimmed through it and what beautiful art. that has been posted. I will make comments later.

04-18-2013, 05:24 PM
Here are the ones I made today
122352 # 1 122353 # 2 122354 # 3 122355 # 4 122356 # 5 TRADED
Now I am off to make pizza for supper. Homemade pizza.
Hope I have some trade when I get back.

04-18-2013, 05:59 PM
Hooray! I finished a couple of cards:
ATC #223 : as blue as the sky - available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC223.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=358042)
ATC #224 : soar - traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC224.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=358043)

04-18-2013, 08:01 PM
More birds....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay004.jpg # 4

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay005.jpg # 5

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay006.jpg # 6

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay007.jpg # 7

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EDay008.jpg # 8

Great cards to many I like and want to have.

04-18-2013, 08:11 PM
Well I have had time to read the thread. What amazing art. Glad tp see Kristin felt like checking us out.
Mary Of Exeter I got some of mine from cards.
prayer at night I have to agree with you that Vicki had a great day. Great cards.
KittyNL love the card.
chaosalanta glad to see you. Love the cards.

Now I will see if I can snag a few trades.

04-18-2013, 10:01 PM
gabby you just rock

04-18-2013, 10:05 PM
Finished a couple more:

ATC#225 : cock-a-doodle doodle - traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC225.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=358062)

ATC#226 : joyful monster - traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC226.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=358063)

04-18-2013, 11:02 PM
Will I made two more for today;

122364 # 6 TRADED 122365 # 7

Just Ducky
04-18-2013, 11:07 PM
leave it to the DUCK to be late to the party.... thanks Jill for the message, didn't even know we had a happening this weekend... and I got NUttin' ready... and allready I see greats I want.... so I gonna shake up the duck and see if I can make this happen...

Sanna and Kristin... sending both you gals warm hugs and know we all wish you better days

04-18-2013, 11:16 PM
Just like the Duck never on time , but has all kinds of ideas as how to recycle and nature.
The Duck just loves the out door life and the elements of Mother nature.
glad to see you here.

04-19-2013, 02:05 AM
So many gorgeous birds!! I'm a little late getting posting, but here is what I have made tonight.

1. Respect our wetlands great blue heron-watercolour pencil and sakura
2. Postal Penguin- 100% recycled, postal envelopes, tea box as backing
3. Peacful Owl-mixed media collage
4. Parliament of Owls-mixed media collage

All available but Evalila gets first dibs because I asked her for a trade earlier today :)

04-19-2013, 05:05 AM
I hope to get some more made later - for now I am working on completing some swap cards and PAT inchies

04-19-2013, 07:53 AM
It is quiet here.. hello all!

I have painted a few more dandelions

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Earth_Day_athon_7.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Earth_Day_athon_8.jpg

04-19-2013, 07:58 AM
Will definitely make some more snarky ladies for this athon - but probably not till Sunday - nearly finished a set of swap cards - have been experimenting with backgrounds and having fun with paint and ink and paper - very pleased with the results - will post them when I have finished

Vicki Z
04-19-2013, 08:03 AM
LOVE your snarky ladies.
I will be watching for them!!!!!

04-19-2013, 08:10 AM
Here it is - this is for Kitty's 'All kinds of birds swap' - am really happy with how it turned out - will definitely be making more backgrounds. I am using some making memories paints that I was going to get rid of and then decided not to - glad I didn't now!!!


04-19-2013, 08:12 AM
Fabulous art. I'm drooling over all your art. I'm not sure i will get to create cards, but I will be enjoying. Hi to all.

04-19-2013, 08:20 AM
Just popping in to say hello, and congratulations on the cards made, lovely!!!!
Suitcase is packed, I will try to keep an eye on you all during the weekend.
Have fun.

04-19-2013, 08:45 AM
I now have some lovely backgrounds to work with tomorrow - It is 10.45pm here and my space is a ridiculous mess - will restore some order and then get some sleep - tomorrow is another art day!!!!

04-19-2013, 08:59 AM
Great backgrounds Lisa! Goodnight and til tomorrow!

04-19-2013, 10:40 AM
Just saw this athon. Ooooo. So many wonderful cards posted already. I hope to find time to create something for this one.

04-19-2013, 10:45 AM
Good morning everyone. Awesome ...... I am speechless as to the art that has been posted here.

Vicki you are just a crafting machine. You are always so prepared.
KittyNL love your dandelions.
mariloupatch have a fun vacation.
Goodnight Lisa
Welcome so glad you dropped in. Hope you have time to play.
I have been watching TV can't believe what is happening in the Boston area.

04-19-2013, 11:19 AM
I'm back! :)
Okay, trying to catch up - if I miss you, I don't do it on purpose! You all are doing wonderfully! :jiggy:

dsign49, good to have you popping in! Love the hummingbird and the cute pink owl!
chaosatlanta, yay, glad you could play! Those cards are lovely! <3
gabby169kitty, looking forward to seeing your cards! Also love your "recycled" ATC blanks - good for mother nature and for your purse!
Just Ducky, don't worry, we're playing till Tuesday, you'll have plenty of time to play (I hope). :) Glad you're here now!
Vicki Z, very cool cards! Love the ones with the map backgrounds, and your inchie cards!
smallgirl, glad you can join in! Love your 100% recycled card - that's the spirit! :v_spin:
KittyNL, I just love the look of your dandelions! <3
jonquil, YES, more snarkies! :D And I understand why you're so happy with the background on the bird card - it's lovely and has nice layers without being too busy.
sharlene54, I hope you'll be able to play a bit! Either way I'm glad you're here!
mariloupatch, enjoy your trip! If you have time and feel like it, we'd love to know what you're doing! :)

Phew! *wipes forehead* I hope I got you all! :)
Art on, everyone! <3

04-19-2013, 11:20 AM
Things haven't gone here as well as I would like so I haven't made too many cards. I hope to have more time and energy tomorrow.

04-19-2013, 11:27 AM
lunamoth, glad you found us! I hope you'll be able to play. :)

sniisk, sorry to hear that! Sending some energy your way. I hope you'll be able to join the fun soon!

04-19-2013, 11:30 AM
Ooooh, more players and more great cards!

I finally started working on ATCs after I got home again - had a doctors appointment, did the grocery shopping, and have been to the public library, where they sold some of their old books. Bought three BIG books for reading and three for crafting - also a very old music notebook. It´s really worn out, but I´ll love to use it for my art:D All together for just 12 Euros :jiggy:

The cards I made are for Pochadivas Unnaturally colored faces swap, here they are:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_UnnFace001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_UnnFace002.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_UnnFace003.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_UnnFace004.jpg

04-19-2013, 11:36 AM
Evelyn, those are super! Especially love the red and green one! :jiggy:

04-19-2013, 12:25 PM
I just wanted everyone to know that I am playing...I forgot I have a glitch in my printer and cannot upload to the thread, but I am posting them in the gallery. I am going to stop for a bit and jump in the pool for some exercise and will be back to trade for some of your awesome cards soon!!

04-19-2013, 12:26 PM
I have been busy crafting but completely forgot about loading my cards. All my backgrounds have either been gifted, made from recycled containers or have used the free papers that come with craft magazines. I had so much fun with the Day 1 theme of Birds as I found I had MANY different patterns for iris folding.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0062.jpg#1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0063.jpg#2 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0064.jpg#3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0045.jpg#4 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0046.jpg#5 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0047.jpg#6 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0048.jpg#7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0049.jpg#8 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0050.jpg#9 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0051.jpg#10

04-19-2013, 12:36 PM
Then I went off-theme:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0052.jpg#11 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0053.jpg#12 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0054.jpg#13 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0055.jpg#14 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0056.jpg#15 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0057.jpg#16 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0058.jpg#17 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0059.jpg#18 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0060.jpg#19 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0061.jpg#20

And now off to bed beofre I turn into a pumpkin - Goodnight all!

04-19-2013, 01:01 PM
Nancy, so good to have you with us! Your cards are gorgeous! :jiggy:

Donnacr... I have no words. You are amazing! I love all those cards, but can I just say I ADORE the little worm peeking out from the top of the robin card saying "Missed me!" :biglaugh: And the little colourful owls!

Hell, I need to make more cards for trade, I want everything that is posted here! :twitcy:
But then I really, really need to finish some swap and PAT things... I hope to have time for both. :)

Since I don't know where else to go with my feelings: This is an awesome day!!! *dances* Everything seems to work out perfectly: I got into a group for an assignment that I need to make to get my ECTS-points although I missed the time period when I should have signed up; I got a little job that'll give me the extra money I need right now; and I was allowed to join the students' conference I've been at the last six times - I missed the sign up there, too, and they didn't have any sleep space left anymore, but now someone can't come and I'm getting their place. I'm so happy!!! :jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:

04-19-2013, 01:33 PM
WOW Donna, you´ve been incredibly busy!!! Great cards!

This surely sounds like an awesome day, Sarah! Congrats! :D

04-19-2013, 04:02 PM
Hello and goodnight all! Lovely cards! It was my sisters birthday today and we went out for dinner. Had a great meal!

Tomorrow will be a busy day, I have a table at the local arts and crafts market. I packed all my stuff. I am selling little mixed media paintings, polymer clay mosaics, polymer clay ATCs, ATCs (collage and watercolors) (or ACEOs if you sell them), handmade cards and rubber stamps. I have no idea how busy the market will be, but I hope I will sell at least something.. I will report later. Have a great day!

04-19-2013, 04:04 PM
Lovely cards Donna...you are one busy person...Love the Geese,
Prayer at night good for you. We love to here about good things that happen in our art family.
Nancy glad to can join in sorry you can't post to he thread..I'll check out your gallery. Have a good swim.
KittyNL good luck on your sales.
I have some to post now.

04-19-2013, 04:06 PM
Here are my cards;
122449 # 8 122450 # 9 122451 # 10

04-19-2013, 04:08 PM
I have 3 more.
122452 # 11 122453 # 12 122454 # 13

04-19-2013, 05:10 PM
well look what happens when I go to sleep!!!! Fabulous cards everyone - It is a very grey and rainy day here - have a couple of hours to create and then I am going into town to have lunch and see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

04-19-2013, 08:45 PM
Everyone is posting such nice art. I'm enjoying checking in to see what's new. I hope I can make some this weekend. Art on!

04-19-2013, 09:24 PM
jonquil...enjoy Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Gabby lovely cards
Kristin I sure hope you will be able to play this week-end

04-19-2013, 11:03 PM
Lovely art all. Not sure how much art I will get to myself this weekend. I'll had a nasty cold and haven't been doing much. I can drool over yours though.

04-20-2013, 12:18 AM
Hi folks,

I just lost a long message I'd written and don't have time to re-write it right now. Here are the cards I had time to make before leaving for a weekend away!

Luckily it's for a crafting convention so I'm expecting it to be fun, but still sorry to miss most of the Athon! I probably won't have time to check in even. But might make some more on Monday night/Tuesday if this still goes on.

Gorgeous art being posted by all of you. Here are my cards, all available for now! I'll be back to check my pms on Monday morning if not before. Have fun!

Postage stamps in hd/hp landscapes
1. Northern Lights, Finland
2. Earth (top right)
3. Earth (down left)
4.Winter day, Finland

04-20-2013, 01:19 AM
Wonderful art being posted here. I didn't get any art done today as my heart wasn't in it as I was at a funeral this morning. Everything being posted here is very uplifting and good for the soul :)

04-20-2013, 06:38 AM
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was fabulous - pretty tired though now so I am off to sleep shortly and be refreshed for tomorrow - looking forward to seeing lots of eye candy in the morning - I am also thinking about my snarkies!!!

Vicki Z
04-20-2013, 09:11 AM
snarkies, snarkies, me LOVE jonquil's snarkies.
I better get some more cards in my gallery, "cause I want to trade for snarkies!!!!!!!

04-20-2013, 09:19 AM
snarkies, snarkies, me LOVE jonquil's snarkies.
I better get some more cards in my gallery, "cause I want to trade for snarkies!!!!!!!

They are great, aren´t they!?!

I´m still working on swap cards, these are for ferretgirl´s Down by the Ocean swap.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_OceanSea003.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_OceanSea004.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_OceanSea002.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_OceanSea001.jpg

Vicki Z
04-20-2013, 09:55 AM
Those are lovely, Evalila.
I like the first one best.
It just invites one to walk down and dip one's toes into the ocean.

04-20-2013, 09:58 AM
Thanks, Evalila, it really was a great day! :) Those beach cards are great; now I want to go to the beach and swim! :v_spin:
KittyNL, I hope you'll have fun and sell something!
dsign49, thanks! :) I'm still all :jiggy:. And those cards are gorgeous! I just adore the little winged kitty...
jonquil, glad you had fun with the Cat! And yes, please, snarkies!
gabby169kitty, lovely cards! :)
KESagers, I hope you can play, too! :v_spin:
Jewels, sorry to hear you've been ill. :no: I hope you'll still be able to make at least a little art - it's good for your health!
Amapola, love your cards! Have fun at the crafting convention. :spinny:
Vicki Z, great challenge cards! The Hawaii one makes me smile. :)
smallgirl, sorry to hear you've been at a funeral. :( But I'm glad the art is helping!

04-20-2013, 11:37 AM
Oh, I am hoping to get something done for this! So far, I've had time to start one. :( However, I'm not giving up hope.

Everyone's cards are beautiful!

04-20-2013, 11:38 AM
sunriseiz, you can do it! :jiggy: Good to have you with us. :)

04-20-2013, 12:18 PM
Those are lovely, Vicki Z! Love the faux cloisonne technique!

04-20-2013, 12:27 PM
<3 <3 <3

04-20-2013, 01:00 PM
WOW, what awesome art happening here ! I'm hoping to make a trade or too....

04-20-2013, 01:25 PM
HiddenTreasure2010, I hope you can play! :v_spin:
Vicki Z, so many wonderful flutterbies! Great job. <3

Just Ducky
04-20-2013, 02:42 PM
nothing like a slow beginning... but me and ducks is finally moving stuff on this crafty table...
drew up a few silly birdy cards.. been watching the spring Robins grabbing up all the worms and seeing a few gathering up nesting materials...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_earth_day_1.jpg......Earth Day #1 (TRADED) thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_earth_day_2.jpg...Earth Day #2 (TRADED) thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_earth_day_3.jpg.....Earth Day #3 (TRADED) thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_earth_day_4.jpg...Earth Day #4 (TRADED) thank you

04-20-2013, 03:47 PM
Here are my earth day bits so far. I've got 4 ATCS and one 4x6 postcard. Still have a few more sketches to colour in. Loads of fun!

04-20-2013, 05:33 PM
Oh My! What wonderful art has been posted. I have been running errands all morning (yuk!) & am beat. But I am home now and ready to art it up! Yay! I will be back with the goodies after awhile & I hope to do some trading.

04-20-2013, 05:41 PM
Here are some butterflies
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__13.jpeg#13 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__14.jpeg#14 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__15.jpeg#15 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__16.jpeg#16

04-20-2013, 08:28 PM

04-20-2013, 08:29 PM
I have made some cards;
122536 # 14 122537 # 15 122538 # 16

04-20-2013, 08:32 PM
Enjoying all of the different art that has been posted. The day has gotten away from me but I'm glad we are going through Tuesday. :)

04-20-2013, 08:33 PM
Three more;
122539 # 17 122540 # 18 122541 # 19

04-20-2013, 09:27 PM
WooHoo! Here are tonight's cards:

ATC#227: "cuddle up with me" - traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC227.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=358416)

ATC#228: "do as I say, not as I do" - traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC228.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=358417)

04-20-2013, 09:29 PM
You're right Vicki, and the card bottom left shows who might meet you on the way.:D
I come from a family of redheads so the beach was never our 'thing' unless on a wet and windy Winter's day.

04-20-2013, 09:57 PM
Here are two snarkies and a house mouse - more of both to come shortly!!


Just Ducky
04-20-2013, 10:45 PM
I see our Jonquil is in her SNARKY mood... love the attitude of these gals...

Kristin, hi friend... and hope you are some better - take it easy, lurking is fun and I know you will be flowing with us as you can... don't over due it....

Donna, love all those daliha folds you did back a page or so ago.. I finally found some smaller papers to give it a try again...

super... I see we have a couple new players this weekend... welcome Gabby Kitty...
and come on Sunriseiz, jump in... have some fun playing with us...

now I know I have missed saying HI to several of ya.... but I sure love what you all show and telling....

04-20-2013, 10:50 PM
three more snarkies and am off to have some lunch


Just Ducky
04-20-2013, 10:57 PM
guess I should do my own show and tell... almost forgot (again)
todays challange .. stamps.. but since I don't have any of my state or country I tried a few of received stamps from some of my many great traders here...World Wide Wonders
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_earth_day_5.jpg #5 (from Singapore, thanks to Miloccpep) TRADED, thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_earth_day_6.jpg #6 (from USA, thanks to Neener, this is her art made on a postage stamp)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_earth_day_8.jpg #8 (from Finland, thanks to Sniisk)

Just Ducky
04-20-2013, 11:00 PM
oops... don't know what happened to #7 I try again...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_earth_day_7.jpg #7 (from Germany, thanks to our Evalila) .......... TRADED....

see ? Evelyn, yours is the first picked... :jiggy:

04-21-2013, 02:20 AM
So here are 3 from me for today...2 have stamps and one is for Earth Day
1. Great White North Polar Bear-collage, Canadian stamps
2. Vintage Birds-collage, Sweden and Japan stamps
3. Froggy Loves the Earth-frog is rubber stamped, the rest is drawn by me

04-21-2013, 02:46 AM
Here are some more snarkies for your enjoyment

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__23.jpeg#23 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__24.jpegtradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__25.jpegtraded


04-21-2013, 04:30 AM
I've been trying to work all the time when I haven't had a migraine. I need to "clear my work table" soon because several projects should be finished during this spring. I made some cards on Thursday but haven't had a chance to upload them yet.

04-21-2013, 04:54 AM
Hello all! I am back. I promised myself a lazy Sunday. The sales on the arts and crafts market was a bit disappointing.. there was a good stream of visitors in the morning and I sold a few pieces and then it stopped... All the sellers hoped it was due to lunchtime... but it wasn't. For some reason it was really quiet in the afternoon. But I had a great day, arty people are really nice to chat to :D

04-21-2013, 06:11 AM
Today is one of my favorite subjects; butterflies, dragonflies and so on...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Earth_Day_athon_9.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Earth_Day_athon_10.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Earth_Day_athon_11.jpg

04-21-2013, 06:19 AM
Kitty - they are gorgeous!!!

04-21-2013, 06:27 AM
Thanks Lisa!

04-21-2013, 06:59 AM
Vicki - that ladybug is so cute!!!

Vicki Z
04-21-2013, 07:15 AM
Thank you.
She is cute, but nothing compared to your snarky ladies.
OMG, are they ALL AWESOME.

04-21-2013, 07:27 AM
A slight change of pace - here are some cute house mouse cards

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__28.jpeg#28 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__29.jpeg#29 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__30.jpeg#30
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__31.jpegtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_EDay__32.jpegtraded

04-21-2013, 09:53 AM
I have just read through the thread and I don't know where to start.
jonquil with snarlies and mouse cards...then there is Just Ducky and her amazing stamp cards.....smallgirl has some lovely cards as well.
Vicki you always tempt us with your cards...gabby love your cards also.
I just can't stop drooling.
sniisk I hope you will be able to upload a few cards too.
If I forgot anyone I don't mean too.
I have a First Holy Communion today to attend so I will be away from home for most of the day. Will try and get something done tonight.

You all have a great day.

04-21-2013, 01:30 PM
Wonderful art being posted....I am having fun and have made some fantastic trades
I just posted more to my gallery (still unable to post here) so check them out if you are looking for trades!

Just Ducky
04-21-2013, 01:38 PM
ohhhh bug day... gotta see what bug bites me first...
Vicki.... great tree postage stamps... oh and dragonfly... think I got some of them... digging tho my stack.

Jonquil.. I so love anything House Mouse.. you so diverse... snarky and sweet... kinda like pickles and cupcakes... :twitcy:

Gabby, ya doing great with your hot wax and napkins... I seem to end up with a real mess when I try...

Smallgirl... hope I make it in time for one of your cuties... (ribbit)

Kitty and Sanna.... I standing on a tall chair waving hi.... can ya see me ????

gonna turn off this machine and see if I can join in today challange... gotta BUG out of here...

04-21-2013, 01:57 PM
Waving back Ducky!

04-21-2013, 03:02 PM
3 ATCs (not a set - to be traded individually) These are cards that were in my gallery and didn't trade so I reworked them with a Dylusions quote that seemed to fit. (Recycling for the Earth-a-thon this weekend.) ;) The background is one of my father's original photos that has been digitally altered by me.

SHINE - all traded

04-21-2013, 04:03 PM
The last one from me today. I made an 'art journal style' ATC with Dylusion background.


04-21-2013, 04:19 PM
Sorry I've been so quiet today! But then dsign49 and gabby169kitty were there for you, so I figure you didn't have to feel left alone or anything. ;)
I'm not going to make a big individual catch up post, but I want to say: You're all posting such beautiful cards! See you all tomorrow!

04-21-2013, 04:52 PM
Lovely cards being posted, especially loving jonquil's mice! I have 3 bug cards drying to post soon.

04-21-2013, 07:35 PM
Yum - Pizza and cheesy bread! I'll be right over! ;)

2 more recycled cards. They are my original photos digitally altered.


Left to Right:

Adventure, Flutter By

04-21-2013, 07:37 PM
Here are a few bug-themed cards from me:
1. Folksy Dragonfly-painted in acrylics on handmade paper (my old highschool nots, haha)
2. Miss World/Mother Nature-collage on handmade paper
3. Autumn Dragonfly-collage
4. Funny Inchworm-everything is collage except the caterpillar, which I drew

04-21-2013, 10:36 PM
I will not get time to upload any thing today. I just glanced through the thread and it looks like very everyone was having a good time.
So good to see Kristin doing art even if it is makeovers.

Just Ducky
04-21-2013, 10:58 PM
I thinking my muse bugged out to the pond with me Ducky... and it's cold out there..

yes, KESagers, so glad you joined in the fun today.. love your lighthouse's the wording is perfect...

I see we got a bit more show and tell from Smallgirl and gabby oh, and Kitty(way over there) did I miss someone ????
oh, I better be good, I see our hostess is breathing on my neck... Hi Jill....:jiggy:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_earth_day_9.jpg............ #9 (TRADED) thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_earth_day_10.jpg....... #10 (TRADED) thank you


04-22-2013, 04:24 AM
Here are my cards for Day 3 - postage stamps
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0066.jpg#21 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0067.jpg#22 the Cocos (Keeling) Islands are territories of Australia http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0068.jpg#23 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0069.jpg#24 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0070.jpg#25 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0071.jpg#26
I found some postcards comparing Australia's size to various parts of the world and couldn't resist using these with stamps from those parts:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0072.jpg#27 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0073.jpg#28 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0074.jpg#29 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0075.jpg#30

04-22-2013, 07:02 AM
i have been doing school work and then lunch by the beach with friends I haven't seen for a while - am now catching up on mail etc - at least I can art tomorrow - too tired tonight

04-22-2013, 09:53 AM
Happy Earth Day everyone!

04-22-2013, 11:26 AM
I seem to be getting further and further behind with my crafting - so many beautiful cards that I want but not enough time to ask for them all. Here is what I managed for Day 4 - butterflies, dragonflies, bugs and insects.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0076.jpg#31 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0077.jpg#32 (left side wings move) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0078.jpg#33 (large butterfly's wings move) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0079.jpg#34 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0080.jpg#35 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0081.jpg#36 (dragonfly wings move) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0082.jpg#37 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0083.jpg#38 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0084.jpg#39 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0085.jpg#40 (butterflies wings move)

Vicki Z
04-22-2013, 11:35 AM
FAB ART takes time.
That is why you are a bit behind.:spinny:

04-22-2013, 12:48 PM
Happy Earth Day, everyone! Gorgeous art being posted again. I didn't have time to make any cards today, but there's still a slight chance tomorrow. There are also 3 of my previous cards available still!

04-22-2013, 01:20 PM
I don't know where to start, but You ladies are doing amazing thing with your art.
I so glad to see so many of you and some new one too....I think that is what makes it so much fun is when some new comes in and they have a new kind of art.
Amapola thanks for stopping by...always good to hear from you.
I cant say enough about Vicki and Donna...they post so many cards and then you are to try and select one or two or you just don't know...Thanks.
Just Duck what would I do with out you...You always brighten up this thread...So even if you are not making cards just bright up our day..Thanks.
I no there are more of you but I am not good at remembering everyone so I just thank you all.
I will upload some cards , make some trades (I hope)and then I have some work to do.

04-22-2013, 01:31 PM
The first three here are for yesterday and the last two and Earth Day cards.
122659 # 20 TRADED 122660 # 21 122661 # 22

122662 # 23 122663 # 24

native killette
04-22-2013, 03:39 PM
So I finally got around to reading the entire thread! Awesome AWESOME CARDS posted!

Going to see if I can make some cards tonight for the athon. It's my first if I succeed! Hahaha.

04-22-2013, 04:55 PM
Another recycled ATC for the marathon. My original photo, digitally altered with a Dylusions quote.

Blue Butterfly - traded

Just Ducky
04-22-2013, 10:28 PM
OK... my first thing tonight.... a QUESTION for KESagers... what are Dylusions quote ??
I got a feeling I'm missing out on something here... :unsure:

backing up just a bit... wow, Donna you said you are slow ??? what a great pile of pretties you posted... loving all your Austrailian Stamp cards...

Vicki... another strong player... I just drag slower each day and you going strong...
and dang, I love your Spirit Tree and the story behind it...

KESagers... sure hope you not overdueing these past days... but sure do love your digitals.. always...

dear HosTESS, great catch up ya doing there Jill... (does everyone know it's a rule that ya gotta trade with hostess ?? ) :nah: JOKEing gals.... but think I got Jill's attention... :twitcy:

look around duck, who did I miss... opps, sorry but ya know I loves you ....

Just Ducky
04-22-2013, 10:34 PM

had a busy day away from home and craft room... but finally did finish up a couple for
Earth Day....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_earth_day_12.jpg..... # 12 Plant a Tree for Earth Day

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_earth_day_13.jpg.... #13 Duck was busy helping the Earth Today....

04-22-2013, 10:48 PM
Vicki great card for Earth Day.
Kristin love your make overs. I think someone should host a swap take 3 cards from your gallery, post them and them do a make over and post them after. (before and after)
native killette glad you stopped by hope to see some art tomorrow so we can trade.
Just Ducky you really made some great cards for Earth Day. I always make my trades to soon.. That would be just like the duck plant a tree and pick up litter..great job Nancy.

One more day think we will make it?
I know I have a mess to clean up before I can even start to address envelopes. I mean big mess. Maybe I could hire the Duck to clean as it looks like he does a good job.:biglaugh::biglaugh:

Yes Happy Earth Day.

04-22-2013, 10:59 PM
I make a little of everything. Just used what I found. :jiggy:

122678 # 25 122679 # 26 122680 # 27 122681 # 28 122682 # 29

04-23-2013, 01:03 AM
I was planning on doing more for this since I was actually going to be in town but then I went and forgot all my blanks at my mom's hose when I went to my dad's for the weekend so this is the extent of athon cards I've gotten done at this point.

"The Birds" and "Elf Owl" (my first attempt at drawing any owl other than grate horned owl on an ATC)

04-23-2013, 01:33 AM
Busy day at work today and then I went and accidentally locked myself out of the house :( Had to wait two and a half hours on the porch until my parents got home because they weren't carrying a cell phone ! Luckily it was really warm and sunny and I had some twinchies and water colour pencils in my bag. I used water from the hose to wet the paints. Will post my creations later.

04-23-2013, 04:51 AM
*wipes forehead* Thank goodness dsign49 is such a wonderful host! Cause I just hid behind my books and worked on my homework yesterday. Sorry!
Everyone's been posting gorgeous cards and I need to get busy asking for trades!

First off:
Just Ducky, hope it's okay if I answer that question for Kristin? One of the artists with their own products at Ranger (so, a colleague of Tim Holtz) is Dyan Reaveley; her line's called Dylusions. There are inks in pretty candy colours, stencils and stamps with her designs, for example there are those sayings as stamps. :)

And oh, smallgirl, not good! :nah: At least you could do something while you were waiting. :)

Here are my cards from the last few days.

-on hold The butterfly one has a round lower left corner.
-on hold The quail on purple card has little gold and brown half pearls, that's why the scan is so blurry.
-traded! The blue and yellow whimsical bird is embellished with little heart shaped rhinestones; there's glitter gel pen on the bird; and the background was a gift in a paper scraps envie!
-traded! The pink and blue whimsical bird has a slightly dimensional fabric-y flower embellishment in one corner and didn't scan at all, so I need to attach a photo.

04-23-2013, 07:34 AM
Those are lovely, Vicki Z! <3

04-23-2013, 09:53 AM
Goodmorning, The sun is shining, maybe it will be warmer today. Still have enough snow.
WELL here it is the last day and we can try and finish cards we started. It sure went fast, maybe because we were all so busy making cards and trying to trade with someone. I made some, traded someone, and wasn't fast enough for other, but all and all it was fun.
smallgirl I can't wait to see what you painted sitting on the porch. It really must have been nice. It was cold here.
prayer at night homework always comes before play, glad you got it done and still had time to play.
hippie vampire great cards, glad you stopped by and played.
Off to take care of the cats and Dog (thats the dog's name)

Back later.

Vicki Z
04-23-2013, 10:08 AM
I am about done.
Just cleaning up my messes, of which I have several -- in more than one room

One more card
"Where the QUACK is Spring??"

04-23-2013, 11:15 AM
Here are my final cards (they really were all FINISHED before midnight - it just takes so long to load things :rolleyes::spinny:)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0086.jpg#41 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0087.jpg#42 I will trade these Inchies as sets of 6 for an ATC http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0088.jpg#43 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0089.jpg#44 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0090.jpg#45 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0091.jpg#46

04-23-2013, 11:19 AM
I couldn't load all the cards AND keep the smilies so here I am again - all these cards use pictures from my cross-stitch catalogue mounted in different ways
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0092.jpg#47 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0093.jpg#48 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0094.jpg#49 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0095.jpg#50

off to bed now before I turn into a pumpkin. I will be back tomorrow to look at all the beautiful cards that will have been made while I was asleep and, hopefully, trade some more. Goodnight all!

04-23-2013, 12:42 PM
Well, this was my first A-Thon try and I managed to get 2 done. Yes, 2. :unsure: Maybe I'll be more productive next time! You all made some beautiful cards!!!

ETA: It won't let me post the links, but they are in my gallery!

04-23-2013, 01:04 PM
dsign49, yes, sadly I need to have priorities there... I did play for a bit on Sunday evening although I wasn't quite finished, though. ;) No matter how much stress there is, I need a spot of art time to keep me sane! :v_spin:

Vicki Z, how CUTE! :jiggy: You've made so many wonderful cards for this a-thon. So good you could play with us!

Donnacr, I have no words. You're a machine producing incredibly lovely art! :jiggy:

sunriseiz, it's not a contest - we're glad you could play with us all! And those cards you made are lovely! :wubclub:

04-23-2013, 02:55 PM
Dsign49 - That's a good idea for a swap!

Prayer at night - Thank you - that's exactly what I would have said about Dylusions. :) Here is a link to Dyan's blog:


She always has some neat ideas.

Thank you to all of our hostesses - I had a great time and enjoyed all of the art. :)

I'll be checking in again today but will be offline for a few days after that - it may take me a few days to answer any last minute messages.

Just Ducky
04-23-2013, 08:31 PM
ooppps... no show and tell from me and ducks today.. crappy weather.. rain rain and then a little more rain... even Ducky says "enough already".. but I did get a few requests done and everything is packed - stacked - and ready for the mailman in the morning..

take care KESagers...

for our Hostesses... ya all did good...thanks dsign, and prayer at night and of coarse our newer gal, gabby...
catch with ya all next marathon... if I got strength left....:swoon:

04-23-2013, 08:39 PM
Here are the twinchies I made yesterday afternoon while locked out on the porch. All done in watercolour pencil and hose water haha. Sorry that the pictures are so small :(

04-24-2013, 04:46 AM
I did not get the chance to play much the last few days, but I had a great time! Thanks to our lovely hosts (and players of course!)!

04-24-2013, 06:09 AM
I did not have time to play much, either, but did just check the thread through to admire the gorgeous art by all of you. Thanks to the lovely hosts and everyone who joined!

04-24-2013, 10:43 AM
Good Morning Hope you had a good time.
Thank you to my co-hosts and all who played in the Marathon.
I will be addressing envelopes today. I know I will need some addresses, I will be sending PM to those I don't have.

04-24-2013, 07:37 PM
A very nice time was had here - today is a public holiday in Australia - it is Anzac Day - went to the Dawn Service - very moving. Hubby has gone off for a three day bike/camping trip so I have the house to myself - going to finish some swaps and get my trades in envelopes and ready for posting tomorrow.

04-25-2013, 08:41 AM
I have finished moving all my still available cards into their appropriate Galleries and have addressed envelopes for all confirmed trades to be in the mail tomorrow.
Thanks to our wonderful Hosts and all the people who made such beautiful cards and made this Athon so much fun.
See you all at the next one :D:yes::jiggy:

04-26-2013, 04:50 AM
I have done the same with my still available cards - mine are all in their envies and I will be off to the post office in the morning - it has been a lot of fun. Now to finish a couple of swaps!!!

04-26-2013, 11:37 AM
Addressing my envelopes today and mailing by the weekend. Thank you everyone for this -athon :)

04-26-2013, 08:22 PM
My cards all went postal today. I will be leaving for Billings MT in the morning and don't know when I will be back home. I will leave iTrader points when I get back home. I will be able to check the site and complement on things.

05-06-2013, 10:48 AM
I am still in Billings, but hoping to get back home today. I think I have made some mistakes. Has anyone gotten the wrong cards besides smallgirl. Please let me know so I can try and make it right.