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Vicki Z
04-18-2008, 02:24 PM
Mother Goose - Nursery Rhymes - Due June 15
Swap Due Date: June 15
Signup/Withdraw Date: May 31
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11749&w=s
Modern Miss Muffet - Heat Embossed Inchies / diaganally pieced and "quilted" to make background - Faux Postage - Stamped and colored image - raised from background.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11875&w=l
Humpty Dumpty AFTER His Fall
Watercolor background
Wax color Threads
Fish Eyes Embellishments

This Swap is about Mother Goose Stories and Nursery Rhymes. They can be the original version, the updated version, or your own version. You can even make up rhymes (based on Mother Goose themes)

Mary had a little lamb
She kept it fat and happy
When the price of lamb went up
She fed it to her pappy


* This is a 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 card trade. Make 3 or 6 cards and receive the same number back.

* All mediums and styles are welcome.

* If you are inside the U.S., please include a GOOD QUALITY (cards put more wear and tear on an envelope than a letter does!) SASE (Self Addressed Stamped LEGAL SIZE Envelope 4 by 9 1/4), or a mailing label with your address and loose stamps. If you like to make ATCs using postage stamps, why not take this as an opportunity to use a stamp on your return envelope that you want to later use on an ATC. You fufill my request for a SASE, and you get to choose the stamp that will come back to you. Please put your Username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, return envelope, and on all cards. And please write clearly on everything!

* International participants, I will cover your postage. Please include a GOOD QUALITY (cards put more wear and tear on an envelope than a letter does!) addressed LEGAL SIZE envelope 4 by 9 1/4, or a mailing label with your address. Please put your username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, return envelope, and on all cards and labels. And please write clearly on everything!

* Cards are due to me by June 15, 2008. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. itrader ratings will be given when I receive your cards. Returns will be mailed approximately one week after the due date. Late cards will be returned as it is unfair to those participants who always have their cards in early or on time.

* Thanks for considering this swap! I’ll PM you with my address when you sign up!

* Above all ~Have fun!!!

* Here are some links to get you started

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Goose
http://www.rhymes.org.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpty_dumpty

Current Players Mother Goose Swap:
1. kstyles -it Received cards 6/02
2. lola123-it Received cards 6/11
3. Ibus - it Received cards 6/12
4. lilbad -it- Received 5/14
5. Pennyquilter-it-Received 5/21
6. Spiced Coffee---it Received cards 6/06
7. Meow2000 -it- Received 5/19
8. LavenderLizard--it Received cards 6/02

kstyles
04-18-2008, 09:37 PM
Oh please sign me up this sounds so fun!

lola123
04-19-2008, 09:14 AM
me too please

Vicki Z
04-19-2008, 09:29 AM
Welcome kstyles and l ola 123.
Thank you for being my first two participants.

Ibus
04-21-2008, 01:19 AM
Please sign me up to this one, as long as we can do fabric cards. Thanks

Vicki Z
04-21-2008, 07:26 AM
I love fabric cards. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Welcome Ibus.

Meow2000
04-21-2008, 09:43 PM
I'll have come back when i get some of more my swaps done. this looks fun. I'll be back

Vicki Z
04-22-2008, 08:01 AM
Sounds great Meow2000, hope to see you back soon.

lilbad
04-24-2008, 01:27 PM
I'd love to play!

Vicki Z
04-24-2008, 04:08 PM
Welcome, lilbad. Happy to have you join us cracked eggs in the light.

Pennyquilter
04-24-2008, 04:45 PM
I would love to join this swap.
Lucy Locket Lost her Pocket.....(Do you all remember who found it?) I missed this rhyme at a baby shower. Now I know the answer.

Spiced Coffee
04-24-2008, 05:05 PM
Please sign me up!! Thanks!

Vicki Z
04-25-2008, 07:17 AM
Welcome Pennyquilter. My goodness, I have not heard that poem for years!
Thanks for joining.
Spiced Coffee, you are signed up. Love your avatar! I don't see that one in your gallery, but if you made it, did you use real cinnamon sticks? COOL!

Meow2000
04-26-2008, 11:57 AM
ok i'm back ready to play, please :jiggy:

Vicki Z
04-26-2008, 01:59 PM
I knew you couldn't resist. You must have smelled the catnip!
Welcome to the swap.

Vicki Z
05-01-2008, 02:18 PM
Anyone else want to play??

Vicki Z
05-02-2008, 02:57 PM
I have just sent my address to everyone who has signed up so far.
Any other brave souls out there?

Vicki Z
05-07-2008, 10:39 AM
I added links, and picts, to get those thought cells bouncing.
Any more Mother Goose addicts?

goatgoddess
05-08-2008, 01:17 PM
Thinking hard about this one - got to get some chunkies done first but I'll be back.

Vicki Z
05-08-2008, 01:27 PM
Looking forward to your return, goatgoddes. I will send my goats out to play with your goats so you have time to create some of your awesome cards!!!

Vicki Z
05-11-2008, 09:20 AM
Minnesota celebrates its Sesquicentennial (150th) year of statehood/acceptance into the Union this weekend. They brought in a vintage (1858) cannon to celebrate the event, then decided they coud NOT fire the cannon for fear the noise of the cannon would cause the granite wall covering to loosen and fall off one of the historic buildings close by.

Did you know that "Humpty Dumpty" was the name of a cannon perched on top of the fortress wall on St. Mary's Tower, that fell from the wall and "couldn't be put back together again"?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpty_dumpty

Anyone want to make a Humpty Dumpty cannon for this swap?

lilbad
05-12-2008, 04:26 PM
Vicki,
My Mother Goose cards went postal today. Thanks for hosting. Such fun.

Vicki Z
05-12-2008, 04:39 PM
Thanks for letting me know.
I will watch for them.
Can't wait!!

Meow2000
05-13-2008, 09:06 AM
Here are my mother goose cards:yes:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3237/2488792783_6f55c12791.jpg

I still my add so wax to the top so they will go out tomorrow

Vicki Z
05-13-2008, 10:42 AM
Oh, those are AWESOME cards!!!

kstyles
05-14-2008, 01:45 PM
Cool cards Meow!

Vicki Z
05-15-2008, 07:24 AM
Awesome original watercolor cards received from lilbad. The first cards have been received.

LavenderLizard
05-18-2008, 12:33 PM
Somehow I missed this!!! May I still join?

Vicki Z
05-18-2008, 05:58 PM
Absolutely!
Glad you found this thread.
Thanks for signing up

Vicki Z
05-20-2008, 07:23 AM
AWESOME cards received from Meow2000.
I didn't realize those were REAL egg shells on poor broken up ole Humpty.
What a unique idea!
Thanks for the extra card. I have no idea how I will choose - they are all awesome!

kstyles
05-20-2008, 07:47 AM
Here are my first 2 cards for this swap.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14857&w=o

Vicki Z
05-20-2008, 08:02 AM
OMG those are AWESOME.:notworthy:
The colors are so intense, are you using the Prismacolor markers. I am not used to seeing that kind of intensity with the pencils.
Ms Muffet and Humpty seem to be popular themes for this swap. Very cool. Two of my favorite characters!
Thanks for posting!!

kstyles
05-20-2008, 08:25 AM
Thank you! Nope, no markers, just prisma colors!

lilbad
05-20-2008, 11:11 AM
beautiful!!

Vicki Z
05-22-2008, 07:25 AM
We are getting some spectacular cards for this swap. Anyone else remember the Mother Goose rhymes of their childhood and want to play?

kstyles
05-23-2008, 07:26 AM
Here are my last 2 cards for the swap, Jack be Nimble and Old lady in the shoe. http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=15395&w=o

Vicki Z
05-23-2008, 07:42 AM
These are wonderful kstyles. I am soo glad you posted, and I can't wait to see your cards in person. Again, I cannot believe the intensity of your colors. AWESOME work

Vicki Z
05-27-2008, 08:12 AM
Only a few more days to sign up if you are interested in participating in this swap. And with all the GORGEOUS cards that are being created for this swap, you all should be interested!!

LavenderLizard
05-27-2008, 02:42 PM
Mine are in the mail! I sent them with the Solstice cards, but with separate return envies to help you keep track of them.

Vicki Z
05-27-2008, 03:00 PM
Thanks for letting me know, LL. And thanks for putting them in separate envelopes. I need all the help I can get. You are sweet!

Vicki Z
06-02-2008, 12:11 PM
Cards are due in my hands in 2 weeks, folks. They take 2-3 days in the mail, so please get them finished, and posted. Thanks again for playing in my swap.

Vicki Z
06-03-2008, 07:23 AM
AWESOME cards receivd from kstyles.
Thanks for the extra!!

Ibus
06-03-2008, 07:40 PM
Is this too obscure? Can anyone tell what it's meant to be? My HMT hasn't got a clue and I don't know if that's cos it's obscure or he doesn't know the rhyme!
6649

lilbad
06-03-2008, 07:44 PM
Ladybug, ladybug fly away home. Your house is on fire and your children might burn.
AM I right?

Ibus
06-03-2008, 07:53 PM
YES!!!! Thank you!

Vicki Z
06-04-2008, 12:42 AM
I got it, too, so at least 3 of us know the poem!
GREAT FLAMES!!!!! Very realistic!

Vicki Z
06-06-2008, 12:28 PM
Received great cards from Spiced Coffee. Only 2 more sets to arrive. Only 1 more week until I can sort and send out returns. Evenyone has done a great job. Thanks for playing.

Ibus
06-06-2008, 04:14 PM
Mine went off today. Hopefully they won't take a detour!

Vicki Z
06-06-2008, 04:48 PM
Thanks for letting me know. I will watch for them.
Is the Ladybug leading the way? With that awesome fire behind her, I expect the cards to show up in RECORDTIME! LOL

Ibus
06-06-2008, 08:38 PM
Absolutely! :)

Vicki Z
06-12-2008, 02:20 PM
Received cards from lola123.
Ibus, your cards are not here yet, but maybe in this afternoon's mail.

Vicki Z
06-13-2008, 11:55 AM
Ibus, your cards arrived. LOVE, LOVE them.
Thanks much for the extra

Ibus
06-13-2008, 12:10 PM
Glad they're there and that you like them :D
P.S. The silver pen is by Zebra Jimnie Gel Rollerball, I have a gold one too. I don't know if they're a UK only product.

Meow2000
06-16-2008, 06:34 PM
I got my Great Mother Goose cards today thank you to Vicki V for hosting a great swap . thanks to Lola123, Vicki V and LavenderLizard for there great cards. I'm off to leave you rock points :yes:

Vicki Z
06-17-2008, 07:08 AM
All the cards for this Swap have been mailed out. I see that one person has already received their returns, so the posties are being speedy this week.

It has been a great swap. All the returns have been wonderful.:yes::yes:

Ibus
06-17-2008, 04:07 PM
I got mine today! Thanks to Lilbad, kstyles, Pennyquilter and Vicki for stunning cards. Thanks also to Vicki for organising this swop.

Vicki Z
06-18-2008, 07:40 AM
Two happy participants!! Thanks again to all for playing.
This swap turned out some great takes on old themes.

lilbad
06-18-2008, 04:04 PM
Patiently waiting---humma, humma, humma!

Vicki Z
06-19-2008, 07:16 AM
I am not sure why the Scotland cards got delivered faster than the Oregon cards, :wideeyed: But I am glad you are "patiently" waiting. I should have fed the posties more cookies!

lilbad
06-19-2008, 12:00 PM
LOL, I have always wanted to open presents before the day!! Patience isn't one of my virtures----lol!

lilbad
06-19-2008, 08:16 PM
Lo and behold, my cards arrived today! Lovely cards from Kstyles, Pennyquilter, and Lavenderlizard. Also, a surprise card from our hostess, Vicky Z. Thanks all and thanks to Vicky for hosting !

Vicki Z
06-19-2008, 10:15 PM
See now, your patience was rewarded.

lilbad
06-19-2008, 11:38 PM
yes, patience is rewarding---that's why I'm so poor!!!

Pennyquilter
06-21-2008, 10:29 AM
I was gone for four days and found the Mother Goose cards waiting for me. Thank you so much Vicki Z for hosting this swap. My returns were:
Three Little Kittens - water colors by Lilbad Thanks Lil.
When you Wish Upon a Star - collage by Vicki Z
When I am a King, You Shall be a Queen - antique photo reproduction on cardstock with paints, felt, embroidery.
Thanks one and all.

Pennyquilter
06-21-2008, 10:35 AM
Whoops! The When I am a King, You Shall be A Queen was done by LavenderLizard and it was really a cool card!

Vicki Z
06-21-2008, 11:57 AM
I am glad you have received your returns, and that you like them.
Only 2 people have not yet received their cards, so I will wait a few more days, then I am going to archive this swap.
Your cards were wonderful, and I had such a FUN time looking at them all, right up until I had to send them out again.
Thank you all for playing!

Spiced Coffee
06-21-2008, 06:59 PM
Received three great cards from lola123, Vicki Z, and Meow2000. Thank you so much!

Vicki Z
06-25-2008, 09:43 AM
Lola 123 has advised she has received her returns, so I am archiving this Thread.
Thanks to all once again for your wonderful cards, and for making this a GREAT Swap.