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sniisk
10-22-2013, 02:06 AM
I have hosted an a-thon on Finnish independence day weekend several times. And I'm going to do it also this year. So we'll have an a-thon on December 5-8. It is a good time to make Christmas cards because most of us do not make them after the Christmas.

If you do live near enough (define the word "near" yourself), you are welcome to craft to my home on that weekend.

jonquil
10-22-2013, 02:08 AM
hmmmm - I think I might just a little too far away - but I will certainly be making art!!!

KESagers
10-22-2013, 01:42 PM
I hope to play! :)

CynthiaSillitoe
10-24-2013, 01:51 PM
Same here. :)

Hazartist1
10-24-2013, 02:10 PM
I'm glad you're feeling good enough to have company. Wish I was near enough.....I'd definitely come!

Evalila
10-24-2013, 02:41 PM
Great! Im already in a "Winter Mode" ***LOL***

craftyvox
10-24-2013, 02:53 PM
So tempting to hop on a plane and art together!! But as that may use up my budget for new craftsupplies for like 2 years ;-) I'll join in from my own hobby room I think hehehe.

marilou
10-25-2013, 05:11 AM
Great! Im already in a "Winter Mode" ***LOL***
Lovely Evy!!!

marilou
10-25-2013, 05:12 AM
If I am in the country (maybe visiting my grandchildren in Belfast???) I will be participating!

KESagers
10-25-2013, 01:49 PM
Great! Im already in a "Winter Mode" ***LOL***

Oh I like these!

miloccpep
10-27-2013, 09:45 PM
I'll try to be here too. Will be borrowing some Xmas stamps from my niece later today.

sniisk
10-28-2013, 11:06 AM
I'll send invitations later and will create an official thread some days before the game is starting.

marilou
11-03-2013, 12:30 PM
As I expected...we will be in Belfast, and not able to play in the athon. Can not say I am sorry. as I will be able to hug my granddaughters for the first time since last August.

sniisk
11-03-2013, 01:20 PM
This may be my last a-thon in Finland :).

craftyvox
11-03-2013, 02:56 PM
Ohh Sanna where are you heading??

sniisk
11-03-2013, 02:59 PM
I'm moving to Estonia and will work there the ftrst months of the year 2014.

jonquil
11-03-2013, 04:09 PM
wow Sanna - big changes - looking forward to this a-thon

Just Ducky
11-03-2013, 04:52 PM
WOW Sanna, you need to start laying out a trail of cookie crumbs for all of us to follow..
Estonia, I need to check my world map for this one..

and yes, I sure am planning on your Pre-Christmas weekend....

Amapola
11-03-2013, 05:08 PM
Oh, congratulations, Sanna! Sounds exciting.

Miss M
11-04-2013, 08:33 AM
I think I will join everyone on this one too! (is an athon addiction after just one a bad thing? :wacko:)

KESagers
11-04-2013, 08:46 AM
Join the club Maria!

mcgillisj
11-04-2013, 10:51 PM
I am not really sure I understand what an a-thon is but I am intrigued and sooo willing to play!!

sniisk
11-05-2013, 03:56 AM
mcgillisj, the main idea is to make art during the days and post and trade your cards. So welcome, we need always new players :).

Wil Opio Oguta
11-08-2013, 07:19 AM
If I have time, I will join you all. My Christmas cards can use extra friends :-)

KESagers
11-08-2013, 03:39 PM
I had hoped to play but I am so sorry that I will not be able to this time around. I'll be popping in to see all of the wonderful art everyone creates.

Theresagram
11-08-2013, 05:00 PM
I will definitely pop in, but I don't think I've ever made any Christmas art. :err: Not sure I'd be any good at it.

sniisk
11-09-2013, 10:09 AM
Kristin, I hope everything goes well and we'll see you here soon.

mayaquilt
11-10-2013, 08:02 AM
Nice, another Athon :) I will surely come to play! Been planning to make a christmas chunky book this year ...

Mouseit
11-11-2013, 12:29 AM
Can't miss an athon specially a Christmas one, But alas I won't be flying to finland to participate it will have to be from my craft room....

Jewels
11-14-2013, 01:53 AM
Checking in. Hope to be here for the Athon.

ferretgirl
11-14-2013, 02:39 AM
Checking in, also.....

velcrodog
11-14-2013, 08:38 PM
hmmmm.....if we can craft at your home that weekend.... are you offering a bed and breakfast too?

I will start the a-thon in Michigan on the 5th, as I am driving my mom home after Thanksgiving... Hopping on a plane to go back to FLA on the 6th... I will make ATCs on the plane... (no scissors!)... and end the a-thon in Florida.... I am not going to miss this! I had too much fun on the last one! I have only a couple left to finish up! I have a couple of packages to go into the mail for a couple of folks yet! (notice I said packages not envelopes...)

Does doing an A-Thon from Michigan thru to Florida mean I am addicted?

sniisk
11-15-2013, 04:26 AM
hmmmm.....if we can craft at your home that weekend.... are you offering a bed and breakfast too?

Sure, B&B is available for two first :).

velcrodog
11-15-2013, 08:49 AM
smart!!! you know that if you wouldn't have said TWO, I would have shown up with 37 other ATC artists on your doorstep on the day of the a-thon......oh, well, there goes my surprise....

Just Ducky
11-16-2013, 10:55 PM
Sanna.. you know me and the duck will be here... sharpening up my scissors now..

KESagers... gonna miss you playing with us... but please come and check in on us...

sniisk
11-17-2013, 04:07 AM
I have sent some invitations to them who haven't shown up in this thread yet. Hope we'll have many players :).

Cathy1
11-17-2013, 04:07 AM
Yipee

jonquil
11-17-2013, 06:13 AM
I am raring to go!!!!

prayer_at_night
11-17-2013, 10:33 AM
Thanks for the PM, Sanna!
I'll definitely be there, of course - can't fight the addiction! ;)

mrubyjean
11-17-2013, 11:29 AM
I am hoping to be there...thanks for the invite, Sanna!

Donnacr
11-17-2013, 01:00 PM
Thanks for the invite Sanna, I am trying to limit my viewing of the Forums as I am still not sure of mailing timing and there are SO many wonderful swaps on offer - tempting, tempting. . .

I will be here with bells on (for the Christmas feeling :D)

JAD
11-17-2013, 01:06 PM
I will be there :) Thanks for invite

JAD
11-17-2013, 01:07 PM
These are wonderful :)


Great! Im already in a "Winter Mode" ***LOL***

ceejay
11-17-2013, 01:21 PM
Evalila - you go girl !

Everyone else - let's do this ... thanks snisk !

btw - I have committed to join FLOOD the streets with art ... on black friday ... for more detaila ... check here https://www.facebook.com/events/555191127888779/

Jean
11-17-2013, 08:11 PM
I made my first art since the beginning of August today and got four cards worth swapping, so I'm planning to play!

HiddenTreasure2010
11-18-2013, 01:39 AM
I would love to be involved but I see alot of sewing and baking in my forcast. See if I can find some recruits.....might get lucky, you never know which angel willl show up...

sniisk
11-18-2013, 02:26 AM
Jean, good to see you here again :).

Cricket
11-18-2013, 02:31 AM
Love Christmas! Would love to play ;)

craftyvox
11-18-2013, 06:23 AM
Jean, so good to read you are enjoying some creativity time again.

jonquil
11-22-2013, 05:15 AM
glad to see you are up to some art Jean - take care

i really want to find some christmas zombie paper dolls like my Halloween ones - my have to improvise!!!

Just Ducky
11-25-2013, 10:22 PM
sure glad I looked at a December calendar today... I was thinking the thon started on the 8th... dah..... party would have been over when I showed up...
going to dig around this week and find my Christmas stuff...

Jonquil.... Christmas zombie ??? now this does sound snarky....:confused:

Jewels
11-25-2013, 11:57 PM
Sounds Green and Red to me. Just like Christmas.

Mouseit
11-26-2013, 12:06 AM
When does it start Sniisk as I am not sure either - I had the 8th in my mind too....
AND are we allowed to have a bartender please please please...LOL

OH And a candy mistress of course!!!

Jewels
11-26-2013, 12:56 AM
Ooo... a Sweets Counter. Will there be a bartender for that?

jonquil
11-26-2013, 02:50 AM
we start on the 5th if I'm not mistaken - my order of christmas wash tape arrived this afternoon - 20 rolls of it!!!!! might make some trees, bells, angels & ornaments like I did for the washi tape swap - lots of fun

sniisk
11-26-2013, 04:40 AM
This a-thon is on December 5-8 as it says in the header and in the first post :).

Mouseit
11-26-2013, 08:19 AM
Thanks Sniisk and others... Um I did go read that first post and don't know how I got the 8th in my mind... BUT will now be here on the 5th...hmmmm

Cathy1
11-26-2013, 01:39 PM
we start on the 5th if I'm not mistaken - my order of christmas wash tape arrived this afternoon - 20 rolls of it!!!!! might make some trees, bells, angels & ornaments like I did for the washi tape swap - lots of fun
Jonquil, I haven't seen that much washi tape ever...........the only tape we can get here is so boring that I went online and found out how to make my own. I now have a lovely collection in the colours I like to use LOL.

I used masking tape as the base and painted and stamped. Some I tossed in the bin as the colours didn't work but overall I was pleased with the result.

jonquil
11-26-2013, 06:33 PM
Here is some inspiration - used my new washi tape (well one of them anyway!!)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_photo2.jpg

monarch
11-26-2013, 09:49 PM
we should have had a quick athon over our long weekend here in the US.............

sharlene54
11-27-2013, 09:09 PM
I'll be creating, green and red, here I come. Maybe a hot toddy will bring us all some cheer.

jonquil
11-27-2013, 10:23 PM
have never had a hot toddy - so I will be looking forward to a taste!!!!

Miss M
11-27-2013, 10:37 PM
It's actually pretty good! That hot water sure makes the brandy have a good kick! LOL

jonquil
11-28-2013, 05:11 AM
http://mixthatdrink.com/the-12-cocktails-of-christmas/
http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/812350/12-days-of-christmas-cocktailshttp://billericky.hubpages.com/hub/Christmas-Cocktails-Drink-Recipes-For-Xmas-Themed-Cocktails-With-Flames
http://www.idrink.com/christmas.html

Here you go barkeep - i rather like the last link - there are 100 christmas cocktails - some have slightly risqu names - but I do think that the 'Drunken Elf' or the 'Down Under Snowball' or the 'Sugar Cookie' could be winners!!!

Miss M
11-28-2013, 09:19 AM
Thanks for the links! LOL

sharlene54
11-28-2013, 09:36 AM
Thanks Lisa. My husbands family always had eggnog. I love mulled wine or spiced wine.

CherylS
11-29-2013, 07:19 PM
I'll join in the fun on the 5th! Its been a while since I marathoned.

velcrodog
11-30-2013, 02:19 AM
Get this recipe going now, so it is ready by the athon....

Vodka gummi bears

1 large pound bag of gummi bears
1 fifth of plain vodka
1 can frozen WHITE grape juice
1 large empty ice cream bucket or large covered containerday

Pour gummies into bucket. Cover with vodka. Put in fridge. STIR 4 to 5 times a day for 3 to 4 days. If you don't stir they will stick together in a huge lump. On day 3 or 4, when they have become very soft, pour the defrosted can of white grape juice in...with ONLY 1.5 cans of water, nNOT 3 cans . Stir let it sit a day and STIR. You can tranfer them into little individual portion cups or dishes and consume massive quantities....

Mouseit
11-30-2013, 08:23 AM
We don't have gummy bears here, I am thinking I will have to look for an alternative...LOL

Miss M
11-30-2013, 08:42 AM
what! no gummie bears? what kind of back country do you live in! LOL :biglaugh:

jonquil
11-30-2013, 04:48 PM
http://www.moolollybar.com.au/gummy-bears-2kg-bag.html#

Spirit Soul
12-01-2013, 10:13 PM
I've got a busy weekend in store but I will sure try!!

jonquil
12-02-2013, 10:00 PM
Hanging for the 'Official' thread - am so ready to go - I love A-thons!!!!

mcgillisj
12-02-2013, 10:26 PM
GUMMY BEARS ARE THE BEST!!

Just Ducky
12-02-2013, 11:30 PM
you and me too Jonquil.... and just finally found my box of Christmas stuff today... knew it was around here someplace...

so I just tapping my toes, waiting for our official thread... got to get the Christmas spirit moving or I gonna be in big trouble... got to think RED and GREEN...

jensaz
12-03-2013, 12:19 AM
Hoping to play, but might just have time to check in on all the great art!

sniisk
12-03-2013, 04:32 AM
The official thread will be published today in the evening (European time) or tomorrow morning. It will be ready when the most East part of the world can start :).

Tidbitsnscraps
12-03-2013, 08:49 AM
Do we have to make Christmas themed ones for this athon?

prayer_at_night
12-03-2013, 09:16 AM
Tidbits, a-thons are very low-pressure and fun, and although there are often prompts or daily themes to get our creative juices flowing, you're never forced to use them! It's basically just a bunch of arty friends creating together what they want, and if you don't want to do Christmas, we'll be delighted to see what inspires you. :wubclub:
(Actually, there are tons of people worldwide who don't celebrate Christmas, so it would be like the opposite of the a-thon spirit to close out our non-Christian friends, right? :) )

velcrodog
12-03-2013, 07:28 PM
Oh, boy! I am at my mom's to start this athon...i just went thru a bunch of my moms Christmas stuff....and she has a bunch of stuff... I will be making my first buch with found stuff from mom's Chritmas junk......fun!

FlyingPhoenix
12-03-2013, 07:54 PM
On my radar. Unless something comes up (which is the name of the game lately with me...GR!), I'm hoping to play! ^^ Here's hoping my internet will obey my command and let me post art. If not, I'll have to upload everything on Sunday, and pray there's some awesome stuff left!

Donnacr
12-04-2013, 12:13 AM
I know that I would be happy to put things aside for you if your Internet is not working and you find cards of mine you like.

sniisk
12-04-2013, 02:43 AM
Even if the name is "pre-Christmas"-a-thon, it doesn't mean that you need to make Christmas cards only :).

sniisk
12-04-2013, 02:53 AM
Here is the official thread:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27812

I have to work still some hours but will be home around 4pm (my time). Feel free to start ;).

FlyingPhoenix
12-04-2013, 09:35 AM
I know that I would be happy to put things aside for you if your Internet is not working and you find cards of mine you like.

Thanks Donna! <3