View Full Version : The Summer Start a-thon on May 28 - June 1

05-27-2014, 03:38 AM
This is the official thread for the The Impromptu Summer Start a-thon on May 28 - June 1.

Starting time: Wednesday, May 28th
Ending time: Sunday, June 1st

This is an ATART (all types of art a-thon) and this is open to everyone.

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! 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.

05-27-2014, 03:50 AM
Thank you for the super fast response, Sanna! Now I am committed to make cards tonight! Let me go invite Ms MUSE to come over tonight.
I've cut up almost all the cereal boxes for backings. That was way back a month or two ago when Ms Muse went on a vacation - a long vacation! Just started making cards again a week or two ago!

05-27-2014, 04:35 AM
:D :D :D

05-27-2014, 06:39 AM
mmm maybe tomorrow, Thursday and Saturday, hope to join!

05-27-2014, 07:44 AM
Thanks for the invite, Sanna! I'll be here!

05-27-2014, 07:49 AM
Sounds good that we'll have more company here :).

05-27-2014, 08:16 AM
Yay, I'll be her when I can! :D Was already in a-thon withdrawal... :biglaugh:

05-27-2014, 08:40 AM
Thanks for the invite, I will be there!!! Withdrawal for me too.:biglaugh:

05-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Thanks for the invite and for hosting. I LOVE athons:) I'm going away on Friday for a week and still need to get everything ready for that, but I should be able to squeeze in a bit of art time. WooHooo, athon time again! :) Trudy

05-27-2014, 09:06 AM
Thanks for the invite! The coming days are really busy for me, but I'll drop in when I can :)

05-27-2014, 10:35 AM
Hi all!! I'm sure gonna try! :-)

05-27-2014, 10:38 AM
Thanks for inviting me, will be here off and on (have other commitments as well).

05-27-2014, 10:58 AM
Checking in. Can't wait.

05-27-2014, 11:09 AM
Looking forward to participating!

05-27-2014, 11:38 AM
Great idea! I hope I can find some time to play! :)

05-27-2014, 11:44 AM
Hi Sweetie thanks for the invite.

05-27-2014, 11:46 AM
I'll be there!

05-27-2014, 12:09 PM
I can be here part time - I do have to work the next three days though. :mad:

05-27-2014, 12:59 PM
I'm coming on this trip!! ;) (thanks for contacting me)

05-27-2014, 01:08 PM
card 1: Winter - 4x6 card - Origami on black stock-card
card 2: Summer - 4x6 card - Origami using duo paper of green n brown on yellow stock-card.

card 3: Polar Bear - atc - Origami using 2 papers, cut and paste icebergs on blue background.
card 4:Baby Bear - atc - Origami using gold foil paper, on stamped background. goggly eyes. There is a black dot of a nose, not visible on the scan.

card 5: Leaf note - Origami 2 fold note paper, white on the inside. 33/4x 41/4

05-27-2014, 02:45 PM
I'm ready to play. Well, it'sonly Tuesday evening here and I should be sleeping soon. But anyway, I'm ready to start in the morning :).

05-27-2014, 02:58 PM
Good start, Rita!

05-27-2014, 02:58 PM
Good night and see you all tomorrow.

05-27-2014, 02:59 PM
Bookmarking and hoping to make some cards over the weekend

05-27-2014, 03:12 PM
I'm looking forward to it. I haven't been getting a lot of art time, so this will be fun!

Miss M
05-27-2014, 03:54 PM
I'll catch y'all if I can! My hardwood floor is finally installed, and my house is a complete mess, so I'm still putting things back and cleaning and cleaning and cleaning. (like seriously, how many places can sawdust get into????). Maybe by the weekend my art room will be put all back together! LOL

Rogue Gal
05-27-2014, 08:22 PM
I'm going to try to play!

05-27-2014, 08:36 PM
Sounds so fun and exciting, but my behind is so behind, I have to catch up on real life first. Have lots of fun, I will just lurk.

05-27-2014, 10:43 PM
Card 6: Origami panda closeup
Card 7: Origami panda in the stamped bamboo grove.

05-27-2014, 11:15 PM
gonna try to join in myself :)

05-28-2014, 12:09 AM
Good morning. I woke up at six o'clock... My normal, when having a holiday. A lot of time for crafting then :).

05-28-2014, 01:19 AM
Good morning:) Im up since 5 am, but havent started yet. Had some problems getting my doggie out in the rain for a walk **LOL** And the internet on my notebook has died :arghh:, so I have to use hubbys computer until this is fixed.,,

05-28-2014, 01:21 AM
Hi Evelyn! I am planning to make some APCs for you. Any wishes? Just let me know and I'll see if I have materials to make them. I have a bit limited craft supply selection at the moment because I'm not at home.

05-28-2014, 01:24 AM
Cool! Is your APC list up-to-date?
Im about to update mine. Give me half an hour or so and you can pick anything from my list you want :)

05-28-2014, 01:41 AM
My list should be updated because I haven't reveiced any APC for a long time :).

05-28-2014, 02:34 AM
card 8: book - 2-fold paper, hand drawn lines. ATC size

05-28-2014, 03:30 AM
I have been almost too creative today in the morning. After a pause I couldn't believe that it is easy to get back in the business :). A pile of cards and a rolo will show up here today.

05-28-2014, 06:34 AM
My first cards - sniisk has first choice :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu001.jpg # 01 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu002.jpg # 02 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu003.jpg # 03

05-28-2014, 06:45 AM
Wow! Loved the seagull!

05-28-2014, 08:10 AM
Great cards Evy!!!
I would like to work on those APC's as well as I still do not have a full set.
Could you or Sanna explain to me how to make up a list of APC's
and let the list appear as my signature as well.
I check your lists and see what I can do.
I made a Tag for the MYH swap first, here it is, not on offer!
144288 ribbons still to be added.

05-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Thank you :)

Marilou, heres (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17880) the link to the APC-thread. Make up your list and post it to the thread.

To add it to your signature click on the post # (in the upper right hand corner of your post), then the single post will open in a new window/tab. Copy the address (right click and copy). Go back to the other window, open your User CP and click "Edit Signature" on the left. There you can add the link to you APC list (the address you just copied).

Hope this helps.

05-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Marilou, when your list is ready, I can make the text which you can copy to your signature if you cannot do it.

05-28-2014, 10:02 AM
And I'm of course ready to make custom APCs to everyone :).

05-28-2014, 10:03 AM
Here are the next three:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu004.jpg # 04 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu005.jpg # 05 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu006.jpg # 06

05-28-2014, 10:48 AM
Here are my first cards. Evalila has the first choise. I will make many more APCs if needed :).

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_30.jpg ATART #1 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_24.jpg ATART #2 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_2.jpg ATART #3 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_15.jpg ATART #4 TRADED

05-28-2014, 10:50 AM
Thanks Evy and Sanna. I think I managed but it shows the full address. How can I made it (in my signature) as simple as "my APC" list??? Please

05-28-2014, 10:50 AM
I made one rolo. If someone else wants one, just let me know.


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_rolo_etu_Jackie_Coyle2.jpg Front ATART #8

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_rolo_taka_Jackie_Coyle2.jpg Back

05-28-2014, 10:51 AM
I will PM you Marilou.

05-28-2014, 10:57 AM
IT WORKED!!! Thanks a million Sanna!
I'll make you both some cards.

05-28-2014, 10:58 AM
You're welcome :).

05-28-2014, 11:23 AM
You all have started this athon off with some gorgeous artwork!
I am working on some chunky pages right now. Might be a bit of time before they're ready to show off though. I shall return with something to show soon enough!

05-28-2014, 11:25 AM
WOW! I really LOVE these. Shall have to get over to the gallery and see what's still available.

05-28-2014, 11:33 AM
Marilou, do you count Manga figures in your Japan theme?

05-28-2014, 11:47 AM
Why not...they are Japanese aren't they ?:laugh:

05-28-2014, 12:04 PM
have to interrupt....dinner first :arghh:

05-28-2014, 12:26 PM
I think I will have a sauna and shower break. It mean walking to the main building from my own cottage. We don't have that kind of luxuries here.

05-28-2014, 12:33 PM
She Served-- traded


05-28-2014, 01:33 PM
My next cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_22.jpg ATART #5 TRADED

Available cards moved forward...

05-28-2014, 01:38 PM
Great cards ALL. I hope to be able join in by tomorrow. My knee is much improved and I need to get those creative juices flowing. Thank Sanna for hosting.

05-28-2014, 01:43 PM
First, what is an APC and a Rolo?

Ok, I made up my homemade gel plate last night and I have loaded my first cards...check them out!

05-28-2014, 01:47 PM
Redoing those...



APCs are altered playing cards and rolos (I think) are cards the size of a rolodeck card.

05-28-2014, 01:51 PM
I was able to scan my APC's and some other stuff which was drying
Sniisk and Evalila have first choice on the APC's

144291 atart 1 traded

144292 atart 2 traded

144293 atart 3 = postcard

144294 atart 4 = postcard

05-28-2014, 01:58 PM
APC = Altered Playing Card (Poker card size card = ATC size card)
Rolo = address card, special size

05-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Okay, I guess Ill call it a day - Im soooo tired. See you all tomorrow! Keep on "arting" :)

05-28-2014, 02:29 PM
Good night Evelyn! I guess I'll be sleeping soon too.

05-28-2014, 02:57 PM
That was all from me today. Good night, keep creating and see you tomorrow.

05-28-2014, 03:35 PM
lol, am I the only one on here from the US? You guys keep saying you are going to bed, and you make me tired even though it is 12:30 during the day for me.

05-28-2014, 04:07 PM
I'm here! :) I'm creating some APC's. Looking through the thread so far has made me want to join the APC craze-lol.

05-28-2014, 04:24 PM
Here are the jellyfish chunkys I said were forthcoming! If anyone is interested shoot me off a PM and I'll get back with you.
Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Green Jellyfish traded
Red Jellyfish #1 traded

Red Jellyfish #2

05-28-2014, 05:17 PM
seeing some really awesome art! :D

05-28-2014, 05:29 PM
ill plan to play some too. id love to finish off a couple of my APC decks that are still in need of a few to fill in the blanks. ill make sure my ad is up to date.

05-28-2014, 06:10 PM
My computer decided it had had enough and expired a couple of days ago and sadly I lost a huge amount of images and all the scans of the cards I had made since coming on this site. I am sooooooo gutted but on the good side, I will be getting my brand new computer tonight. I have made a few cards but can't upload them until probably tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime, I have a few cards still in my available gallery including this steampunk one if anyone wants to trade.


05-28-2014, 06:17 PM
Oooooo! I was just browsing through...and lookee what I found! I might have to play and stay a bit!

05-28-2014, 07:23 PM
Posted my second and final batch for the day, though I will certainly be keeping my eye out to grab some goodies as the day goes on...

05-28-2014, 07:29 PM
Btw, what are the little green dots for, across from your name on the profile page?

05-28-2014, 09:23 PM
Thanks for the invite. I'll try to play. :)

05-29-2014, 02:48 AM
Here are the cards I made today. I had made a third one but didn't like how it turned out. (so unfortunate). Seeing everyone's APC's made me want to make and collect them to. :)

#1 (traded)

#2 (traded)

05-29-2014, 03:00 AM
Beautiful cards here! I need to send some PMS :). And finish more of my half made cards.

05-29-2014, 03:01 AM
Btw, what are the little green dots for, across from your name on the profile page?

They tell you the amount of reputation points you have gotten. I think one dot equals 100 points or something like that.

05-29-2014, 03:42 AM
Good morning! I am up and awake, I think :confused:
Hope to make a pile of cards today! Great work everyone, have to go around and give "you rocks"

05-29-2014, 03:51 AM
Good morning - again:) I think the internet or the computer "ate" my post from a few minutes ago. Im pretty sure I have hit the "Reply" button :err: But probably I just dreamed it.....:confused:

Im printing out more APC-lists and will see what I can do.

05-29-2014, 04:29 AM
My parents came here in the morning so I haven't been very creative today. But Now they left and I can start again :).

05-29-2014, 05:10 AM
Only 2 APC's done, seems my muse is going for a long walk. I played with my watercolours instead of putting them away.

144323 Atart 5

144324 Atart 6

144325 Atart 7 - postcard

05-29-2014, 06:16 AM
Here are the finished cards I started yesterday. Marilou has first choice :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu007.jpg # 07 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu008.jpg # 08

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu009.jpg # 09 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu010.jpg # 10

05-29-2014, 06:21 AM
I love these. I need to start making chunkies, Trudy

05-29-2014, 06:24 AM
I can't believe that I nearly missed an Athon :swoon: (just because I have spent Monday to Wednesday travelling back from Melbourne to Bontang - all with a MASSIVE heady, chest cold :eek::()
I have a couple of swaps that MUST be in the mail tomorrow and then I will be able to have some fun!

05-29-2014, 06:35 AM
Donna, I have tried to send a message several times to you and tell about this a-thon but your mailbox is full.

05-29-2014, 06:37 AM
Trudy, I have a pile on chunky book pages available in my gallery and would like to make also new pages. Just let me know your themes and I'm happy to make some pages. My book list is behind my signature link.

05-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Oh great Donna will join! Lots of milk with honey will do the trick Donna!
My muse had only a break, she is back

144329 Atart 8 traded

144330 Atart 9

144331 Atart 10

144332 Atart 11

05-29-2014, 06:43 AM
My newest creations.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_25.jpg ATART #9 TRADED

Available cards moved forward...

05-29-2014, 07:19 AM
My lunch break. And I'll continue with the Manga APCs.

05-29-2014, 08:47 AM
Have been messing around with paint, all of them are postcard size
144334 # 12 Butterfly on black velvet

144335 # 13 ink

144336 # 14 Acrylics

144337 # 15 Acrylics

05-29-2014, 09:22 AM
card 9: STOP! - Collage and tape. Inspired by jewels' that cat in a hat and elena's ransom note swap.
card 10: Book ll - scrapbook paper and gold gel pen.

05-29-2014, 10:01 AM
Two more.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_50.jpg ATART #11 TRADED

Available cards moved forward...

05-29-2014, 10:32 AM
Here are the finished cards I started yesterday. Marilou has first choice :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu007.jpg # 07 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu008.jpg # 08

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu009.jpg # 09 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu010.jpg # 10
Oh, PLEASE, PLEASE, say that the Koi is still available! I miss my koi pond!

05-29-2014, 10:45 AM
I can't believe that I nearly missed an Athon :swoon: (just because I have spent Monday to Wednesday travelling back from Melbourne to Bontang - all with a MASSIVE heady, chest cold :eek::()
I have a couple of swaps that MUST be in the mail tomorrow and then I will be able to have some fun!
Sorry to hear you are feeling rough, but it's nice to see you, Trudy

05-29-2014, 10:47 AM
Sorry Deanna, its already gone. Not sure if Ill make a similar card. But we still have a few days - so well see....... ;)

Here are my newest cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu011.jpg # 011 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu012.jpg # 012 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu013.jpg # 013

05-29-2014, 10:47 AM
Did I miss the post that required butterflies?? Everyone seems to have them flying around! ;)

05-29-2014, 11:28 AM
I have caused quite a mess here :). And my husband is arriving tomorrow evening. Well, I have one day time to put my craft supplies into a smaller space :twitcy:.

05-29-2014, 01:01 PM
I slept less than 5 hours last night so I guess I'll fall in sleep in an hour. I will upload rest of my cards tomorrow after visiting the food market.

05-29-2014, 03:49 PM
I have some ATC paintings in the works. Will be back later this evening to post them to the thread.
Great work everyone!

05-29-2014, 05:21 PM
Didn't know this a-thon was going on until I saw a mssg from sniisk. Thanks for letting me know. I've been in the mood for creating and was going to just have my own personal, private a-thon. Now I have company! Here's a card I made yesterday. Got some others started.

"Musical Butterfly"

05-29-2014, 05:31 PM
I love all the great , creative cards. I finally feel good enough to sit at the computer and post a few cards. That's what I did today, finally. More to come.


05-29-2014, 06:32 PM
Finally getting around to getting here, Sniisk! I love all the art you've all been making!

I haven't made APC's for awhile, but you all have me inspired. I think I have a deck of cards around here somewhere. :)

05-29-2014, 08:21 PM
Thank you for the invite, I will try to play this weekend! I am just getting into APCs and would love to trade for some :)

05-29-2014, 10:32 PM
Don't know how much art I'll be able to do; allergies and hay fever are making it tough to read and see detail. I have drops though and hope I'll soon be back to normal..loving tghe art, y'all!

05-29-2014, 10:56 PM
A few I've been working on.

05-29-2014, 10:57 PM

05-29-2014, 11:19 PM
Learned it this morning from origami spirit. My camera is not working so I can't take a 3D pic of this lovely dragon.
3 fold wings, curvy tail w a tiny spear end, gills are curved too.

card 11: Dragon in the galaxy - Origami using 2 papers, upcycle backing.
Credit: Emilson Nunes Dos Santos (Brazil)
Credit: Leyla Torres for her tutorial video (origami spirit)

05-30-2014, 01:35 AM
Great cards here! I'm going to shopping now but will be back in some hours.

05-30-2014, 01:49 AM
I've listed my latest gel plate cards in my gallery. I'm sorry, but I use my iPad for all of this, and it can't figure out how to post them here on the thread. :(

05-30-2014, 02:02 AM
Sadly, I'll be missing most of this A-thon as I'm busy tomorrow (Friday), but will be here during the day on Saturday (do have evening plans) and all day Sunday.

When I got the PM from Sniisk, I had it in my mind that the A-thon was next weekend for some reason. :P Silly me.

05-30-2014, 03:07 AM
Top of the morning to you all! Bright sunshine today although not really warm.
I am off to the seaside for the day. It is our daughters birthday (40!!!) and she
choose a dinner at a restaurant with 2 Michelin stars! Expensive yes, but soooo good
and 40 is special.
See you all tomorrow then, probably check in before going to bed.
Happy crafting!

05-30-2014, 03:19 AM
Hi everyone!
Smallgirl, I'm glad you are art-a-thoning with us. I made two APC's today with you in mind. Don't worry, you aren't obligated to like them - lol :). I've generally been a hd/hp kind of gal but doing collage on these playing cards is kind of fun. On the following, I did hand draw and color with Copic markers the Cardinal and the Pasque flower. I'll be back again tomorrow. I love these art a thons.

Card #3 (traded)

Card #4 (traded)

05-30-2014, 05:17 AM
I finally had an access here. My computer lost the connection to the site and didn't allow to enter here after that. Even the front page disappeared.

05-30-2014, 05:44 AM
Here are my last two cards from yesterday. I haven't finished anything yet today but have prepared a pile of cards. Now I only need to put the pieces together.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_39.jpg ATART #14 TRADED

Available cards moved forward...

05-30-2014, 05:58 AM
Hi everyone! Beautiful cards! Got to start working on more :)

I finally have my internet back - but its much slower than before :arghh: The service guy told me theyre working hard to solve the problems (since May 23) - well see how long it takes.... At least its not a problem with my computer or my router...

05-30-2014, 06:19 AM
I think that I have now way too much energy and ideas compared to the time. I cannot make everyhtiing that I'd like to.

05-30-2014, 06:20 AM
Good to see you back here, Evelyn!

05-30-2014, 07:39 AM
This is my first time participating into an A-thon as I dont have any swaps under the belt right now and my summer holiday starts tomorrow (yippee!), so I have time for crafting once :)! And I really want to get new cards into my APC-decks! The only difficulty is that my muse is taking the hike every time I have to create something without any specific theme... So managed to make only two cards last night, but I hope someone will have some interest towards them... Will try to make more tomorrow as tonight I have to be somewhere else !

Edited on the 1st of June:

Girlfriends TRADED

05-30-2014, 09:02 AM
Unmutual, there is already one thread for that :).

05-30-2014, 09:20 AM
Good Morning Athoners! You all have been busy while I studied the inside of my eyelids for the night. I fell out pretty hard sitting here in front of the pc last night. My head hit the pillow on my bed and I was out like a light!

Here are four of the ATCs I said were in the works yesterday. There are still more to come today. If anyone wants a colorful tree ATC just shoot me off a PM and I will get back with you!

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Tree 1
Tree 2
Tree 3 traded
Tree 4 traded

05-30-2014, 09:21 AM
Good morning, Donna :).

05-30-2014, 10:03 AM
Oh cool, I apologise. Could you point me in its direction? I've not come across it.


05-30-2014, 10:41 AM
Finally I got the chance to upload the cards I made, its too frustrating to try this from my notebook with the slow internet connection :goofy:

nightowl_too has first choice on these:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu014.jpg # 14 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu015.jpg # 15

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu016.jpg # 16 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu017.jpg # 17

05-30-2014, 10:42 AM
Here are the cards I have ready so far:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/29276/small/1_img029.jpg Cotton Candy Tree (traded)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/29276/small/1_img033.jpg Cat and Canary

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/29276/small/1_img028.jpg Sugar and Spice

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/29276/small/1_img027.jpg Bluebird of Happiness (traded)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/29276/small/1_img031.jpg Snail with Fwiends (according to my 2 year old granddaughter) (traded)

05-30-2014, 10:46 AM
Here are two more in a different style:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/29276/small/1_img030.jpg Bird Feeder at the Lake

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/29276/small/1_img032.jpg Bubbles the Elephant (Traded)

05-30-2014, 11:14 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_40.jpg ATART #15 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_69.jpg ATART #16 TRADED

05-30-2014, 11:16 AM
Cool art, ladies! I have 2 new APCs.




05-30-2014, 11:39 AM
Finally had a chance to sit down and Art. Mostly working on some Swap cards but here's some Kitties.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_One_of_those_days.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_You_Errored.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_Morning_Visitor.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_Flycatcher.jpg

05-30-2014, 12:25 PM
I have a problem because I see too many awesome cards I want! Lol

05-30-2014, 12:44 PM
I agree Nightowl - lovely lovely art everyone!

05-30-2014, 01:14 PM
I'm again way too tired to do anything. It's just 8.30 pm here but I guess that I need to move myself to the bed.

05-30-2014, 01:27 PM
No art time yesterday, but one card for today...


05-30-2014, 02:30 PM
I'm seeing some nice kitty cards! :)

05-30-2014, 03:39 PM
Every card is so great.
A few more:

4S (traded)
5S (traded)

05-30-2014, 04:58 PM
Thanks for setting this up, I hope it takes off. I'll be posting mine when I get some down time! :spinny: ~Lori

And I set up a new thread for ATC wishlists and requests (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28848).

You post a listing of all your must-have ATC themes, and wait for people to pick them up. I hope that browsing people's posts there will give me inspiration for when the active MMH prompts just aren't feeding my creative juices.

05-30-2014, 07:13 PM
The "Dream" card opens.

05-30-2014, 08:31 PM
Finally had some time to art, and do something besides ATC's.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_singleornament.PNG http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_3ornaments.PNG http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_tag.PNG
The ornaments are made from card stock (2 layers) and are approx. 5" x 3 3/4"
The tag is also made from 2 layers of card stock and are 4 1/4" x 2 1/2"

05-31-2014, 01:15 AM
Great stuff being posted. Might get a chance to play tomorrow.

05-31-2014, 02:34 AM
That one's for APCs, not ATCs - though it did give me the idea.

Oops, sorry. I read your message too quickly. The idea was so similar :). And I like the idea! But doesn't people have the themes in their profile pages? At least I check that place first when I'm doind special cards.

05-31-2014, 03:01 AM
Well after work tonight I made three new APC's. But, seeing as it is an hour past my bedtime and I still haven't had my snack, I'm not going to be able to scan and post them until tomorrow. :(. I have a bunch of ideas for more cards I want to create this weekend so I need to get my sleep - lol. I'll be back.....

05-31-2014, 03:07 AM
Good night, nightowl_too!

05-31-2014, 04:20 AM
Oh, great, we have more players here :).

But where are all the Europeans now? You shouldn't be sleeping anymore...

05-31-2014, 05:12 AM
Im here ;) More or less that is. This slow internet connection is a real pain :goofy:

05-31-2014, 05:17 AM
I am awake, far too early. Hubby keep me busy, he is putting a small cabinet together and I have to hold...hands. Washing and hopefullu ironing later today is tomorrow I will be away most of the day as well. See you later , "duty "calls :arghh:

05-31-2014, 05:37 AM
card 12 - 14: modular flowers on 4x6 stock-card. Will be accompanied with crane, fish or butterfly. Makes good card to keep handy. Cards for every occasion.

card 15-17: smaller version of the modular flowers. Backing will be 3x4. note card for every occasion. 1 flower per note card.

Different color stock-cards for each modular flower.

05-31-2014, 08:00 AM
I also check the profile, but it would be much easier if I had one place to check multiple people. Either way works, guess it is just preference. Hope many people use it. :idea:

Oops, sorry. I read your message too quickly. The idea was so similar :). And I like the idea! But doesn't people have the themes in their profile pages? At least I check that place first when I'm doind special cards.

05-31-2014, 09:28 AM
I agree, but I think it can be more intimidating to approach a stranger and message them asking for a trade just through their profile. The list is a way for people to signal "yes, please message me for trades, I am actively looking for swaps".

That's true.

05-31-2014, 10:25 AM
I haven't been very productive today. I have a pile of half made cards and the pile is growing all the time but I haven't finished even one card yet.

05-31-2014, 10:48 AM
Here are my next set of cards, I hope I get trade requests!!!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/29276/small/1_img034.jpg Froggie on a mushroom

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/29276/small/1_img035.jpg Elephant and the cotton candy tree

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/29276/small/1_img036.jpg Bluebird of happiness II (Taken)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/29276/small/1_img037.jpg Cotton candy forest (Taken already)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/29276/small/1_img038.jpg Funny Bird

(and please check out my others I have posted, because I love to trade ) :)

05-31-2014, 11:05 AM
kretakim, you haven't chosen a card from my gallery yet :).

05-31-2014, 11:26 AM
Have you ever tried tea bag folding? I love modulars more than tea bag folds, but you might enjoy it - you collect same-design tea bag wrappers and then layer them to make repeating patterns.

Nah. Not into teabag folding. Origami keeps me busy enough. LOL!

05-31-2014, 11:45 AM
More fabulous art! This week was vacation for us. We didn't go "away" but each day we had local errands to run and things to get done. Didn't quite get everything done but got a large part of our list crossed off so the rest of the weekend is going to be more relaxed. I need to work on some swap cards but if I get them done I'll post them so you can see what I've been working on. ;)

05-31-2014, 01:09 PM
I hope you can join in on the fun, Kristen. Doing errands doesn't seem much like a vacation.

05-31-2014, 01:44 PM
Hi Kristin. I hope to see you joining too :).

05-31-2014, 01:47 PM
It's a beautiful day here where I live. I just went portable and moved a bunch of my craft supplies out to my back patio. Now I'm ready to do some art. I'll be back here later with hopefully some new creations to post. If you all keep posting such beautiful cards I'm going to have to try to come up with some good ones so I can trade! :)

05-31-2014, 03:04 PM
No - I know but with Judd working Saturdays to cover for other people who are not in the office for one reason or another it's been a crazy first part of the year and we just needed to take the time to get some things done. We are hoping our next break this year will be more relaxed. :wacko: At least the weather was mostly nice this week for all of our running around.

This is what I've been working on - getting caught up on an off-site swap and some RR/JAMs:

The theme for this swap was fairies and mermaids. :)

05-31-2014, 03:25 PM
Well, I didn't finish much today but we'll still have one more day. Good night at this point before I fall in sleep on the table.

05-31-2014, 05:47 PM
I have made some cards but unfortunately I am having trouble scanning them to this thread. Just got my new computer delivered and have no idea how to scan the cards. I will work on this later today and may be able to post.

I am loving what I see posted by others.

05-31-2014, 09:23 PM
Sleep well Sniisk. I hope it is easy to figure out Cathy. Enjoy your new computer. :)

Some cards to trade from me:

Left to Right: Purple House- traded, Falling Pooh

left to right:
Starry Night, Golden Garden, Trellis Blooms

06-01-2014, 12:08 AM
woohoo! i finally have something to offer. seems like it takes me forever lately to get into the groove!

Come of Age
Lovely Moonlight traded
Raven Black
Silly Little Girl

06-01-2014, 12:09 AM
i also have these two.

Evalila has first pick.

10 of Diamonds traded to Evalila
10 of Hearts traded to marilou

06-01-2014, 01:56 AM
theweavershand, your cards are beautiful. Lucky Evalila to have first pick - lol.

06-01-2014, 02:00 AM
Everyone has lovely art! I have been making APCs but am too sleepy to scan them. Will post tomorrow :)

06-01-2014, 02:04 AM
Wait, smallgirl, come back, wake up, no time for sleeping...I'm about to post a card that I am going to give you first pick on because I know it is a theme you are collecting. (no worry if you don't want it)

Washington DC collage....

06-01-2014, 02:10 AM
So many lovely cards here!

06-01-2014, 02:10 AM
I need to have a breakfast and then it's time to continue.

06-01-2014, 02:38 AM
Here is what kept my busy today :) I hope people like them.

Card #5 Sewing 10 of spades - TRADED

Card #6 Phlox 7 of diamonds - TRADED

Card #7 Primrose 6 of hearts - TRADED

Card #8 Red flowers 5 of diamonds - TRADED

Card #9 Scary Fun 2 of hearts (kitty is actually colored with a glitter pen but it doesn't show on the scan)

Card #10 Spooky 6 of hearts - TRADED

Descriptions of each are in my gallery. Tomorrow I'd like to make some more butterfly APC's and some bird themed APC's. Right now though it's time for my snack, then off to bed.

06-01-2014, 02:53 AM
just an FYI for those that are new to this...make sure you post to the A-thon Gallery as well as the thread and when a card trades...be sure to move it to your Traded Gallery so we know what is still available. :D

06-01-2014, 02:55 AM
just an FYI for those that are new to this...make sure you post to the A-thon Gallery as well as the thread and when a card trades...be sure to move it to your Traded Gallery so we know what is still available. :D

Thank you for saying this Amy! Sometimes it may be frustrating to ask for a trade after a trade and everything is already traded but seem to be available in the gallery :).

06-01-2014, 02:58 AM
Here are the cards I finished yesterday in the evening.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_114.jpg ATART #17 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_20.jpg ATART #19 TRADED

06-01-2014, 03:09 AM
Good morning to all those who are awake! We have a dinner appointment with all the people living in our street (dead end street that is) Two of them are on vacation, two are too old to join unfortunately, but all other 24 will be there. Will be back late afternoon and hope to do some crafting then. Lovely cards everyone, I have send out a few pm's!

06-01-2014, 03:11 AM
And here are the two I made today in the morning. Well, it's still morning...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_36.jpg ATART #21 TRADED

06-01-2014, 08:37 AM
Good morning all! I woke up too early today, so, here I am. I only got a couple cards done yesterday and one started. I went to my first Art Car parade a town over and that took up most of the day. Anyway, here they are!

~"Small Green Flower"
~"Big Green Flower"

06-01-2014, 10:39 AM
Hi everyone. Lovely is the word.

I was busy with friends, dinner and to our local playhouse for a play I didn't enjoy, but fun with friends.

I hope to post a few later. Now, I need more COFFEE. It's a lovey day here and I want to get out to enjoy it a little, also. I better get moving, much to do and probably not enough time.

06-01-2014, 11:58 AM
Haha, I have been crocheting most of the weekend because when I couldn't finish the cards, I started to do something else.

06-01-2014, 12:26 PM
Wow, soooo many gorgeous cards here :)! I got carried away doing things outside the house, planting flowers and working in the yard, so didnt get much done inside. But here are my last two cards that I made last night:

06-01-2014, 12:50 PM
My oh my - see what I have missed today!

I spent several hours in the kitchen baking hundreds of muffins for hubby to take to work tomorrow.

Well, okay, not hundreds (although it felt like hundreds....;)), they were 72 to be exact :twitcy:
The rest of the day I have been drawing, finished the cards I started yesterday. These are the last card from me for this a-thon:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu018.jpg # 18 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu019.jpg # 19

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu020.jpg # 20 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Impromptu021.jpg # 21

06-01-2014, 01:12 PM
Here are all my available cards from this a-thon.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_42.jpg ATART #6

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_38.jpg ATART #7

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_31.jpg ATART #10

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_54.jpg ATART #12

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_23.jpg ATART #13

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_51.jpg ATART #18 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_52.jpg ATART #20 TRADED

06-01-2014, 01:57 PM
Beatiful work, everybody! I sure am sorry not tto be making art with you, but I'm enjoying the eyecandy!

06-01-2014, 02:04 PM
I guess that I won't finish more cards today. But I had fun :). Thank you everyone for joining and keeping company!

06-01-2014, 02:05 PM
Thank you for hosting :D

06-01-2014, 02:26 PM
Saying good night and have fun till the end of the a-thon!

06-01-2014, 02:27 PM
I will mail all the envelopes on Tuesday morning.

06-01-2014, 02:28 PM
And if you are thinking where I live at the moment, the answer is "at home in Helsinki". No more mail to my old Estonian address :).

06-01-2014, 03:11 PM
Welcome home Sanna! Sleep well tonight!

I'm working on a couple of chunkies today - they should be ready to post soon.

06-01-2014, 03:13 PM
Evalila - I'm hungry for a taste of your muffins - I haven't had a good homemade muffin in a long time! I'll bet your husband's co-workers were mighty happy.

06-01-2014, 04:09 PM
Just one card for now. I've been catching up on PAT cards.


06-01-2014, 04:22 PM
I used to watch Annette on TV when I was a kid. Thanks for the memory.

06-01-2014, 04:31 PM
And here they are:


Lite thin chunkies - no danglies or thick embellishments - traded as is.

Magnolia is my original photo.

Left to Right: Palest Blue Fairy-traded, Peach Fairy

Will trade for other art.

06-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Here are a couple of kitty ATCs:


06-01-2014, 06:26 PM
Those are beautiful, Kristin. I always love your photos.

06-01-2014, 07:23 PM
Hopefully this will work - I think I have figured out the scanner: Hope these are not too late for the athon.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_2014_49_0002.jpg 2014-049
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_2014_51_0003.jpg 2014-050
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_2014-051.jpg 2014-051

06-01-2014, 09:17 PM
Great looking art everyone! I'm just popping in to say that I am going to be posting another batch of APCs later tonight. I know I owe Pikkis at least one card... and three total if she agrees to my latest trade request. I plan on posting at least five, maybe more. Just have to put the finishing touches on them then scan them. Such fun this has been! :)

06-01-2014, 10:47 PM
Congrats Cathy - those are great! Thanks Sharlene! I gotta head to bed but I sure enjoyed all the art that was posted. :)

06-01-2014, 11:01 PM
Here are the other two cards I made earlier for the athon.

They are available and I would love to trade.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/2_2014-048.jpg 2014-048


06-01-2014, 11:27 PM
Why, Cathy1, is that a POSTAGE STAMP I see on your card #-048 ?! :wideeyed:
I'm gonna PM you for a trade as soon as I post my batch of cards! :)

06-02-2014, 12:15 AM
Ok, I'm back. Here are my final summer start art a thon cards....

#12 Amethyst 6 Diamonds. Hand drawn flower, rubber stamped butterfly. Colored with Copic markers

#13 Dragonflies 2 Hearts. TRADED Paper cutout cattails. Rubber stamped dragonflies. Colored with Copic markers.

#14 Orange Butterfly 6 Clubs. Rubber stamped butterfly and background swirls, ribbon, paper punched flowers watercolored pink, distressed inked "fragile". Colored with Copic markers

#15 Blue Owl 2 Clubs. Rubber stamped Owl colored with Copic markers. Paper cutout tree, moon and clouds

#16 Brown Owl 9 spades. TRADED Rubber stamped Owl colored with Copic markers. Paper cutout tree, moon and clouds

#17 Blue bird 2 Spades. TRADED. rubber stamped bird, paper cut out tree, ribbon. Colored with Copic markers.

I can't believe I made 17 cards for this art a thon. Whew. Is there a cure for this addiction? It was fun. I hope people like my cards.

Thank you Sniisk for hosting this and giving me the heads up about it. And thank you everyone who has traded with me. I am grateful for each trade. Now I'm going to go try to wash the glue and ink off of my fingers. :)

06-02-2014, 02:59 AM
Great, so many has posted still more and more cards :).

06-02-2014, 07:22 AM
Thank you Sanna for suggesting this swap. I am moving the cards from the athon gallery.

06-02-2014, 08:05 AM
All my trades are now packed and will be in the mail tomorrow morning.

06-02-2014, 08:47 AM
The majority of my trades just went in the mail :)

06-02-2014, 03:11 PM
Thanks for hosting the ATHON, and thanks to all the artists who traded their wonderful ATCs with me! See you at the a Summer Solstice!

Just Ducky
06-02-2014, 11:55 PM
I missed a A-Thon ??????? :cry: I haven't even been on site for ????? days...
right now my whole house is a mess... finally have insurance check and starting to do some repairs needed from winter snow/roof leaks... right now I got no working kitchen have to replace floor right down to the rafters... gads ... so I am bummed at what is getting done and what still has to be done... sawdust... dirt... yikes...

but I missed a A-Thon.... boy that hurts.... :cry:

06-03-2014, 01:28 AM
Ducky, didn't you get the message? I tried to invite you.

06-03-2014, 02:24 AM
DUCKY we missed you. Sending you special vibes to keep dust and dirt out of your house. Good luck!
SNIISK cards are in the mail and thanks for a fun athon, sorry I could not play more.

06-03-2014, 09:09 AM
Bummed out i missed this athon! i did receive an invitation! had house stuff to take care of too, roof leak, outdoor pressure washing & paint, re-newed my driver's license & tags, cleaned up the mess left behind by repairmen (that was fun). Kept thinking i'd be able to concentrate on arting but no such luck. Anyway got a lot done...my back is killing me, ha.
When is the next one? I am determined to get this right one of these days.

06-03-2014, 01:33 PM
I missed all the fun, too - was ill! Stupid cold coming when I wanted to play in the a-thon... *shakes fist*
I hope to be there next time! Missed you guys! :yes:

06-03-2014, 01:45 PM
Thanks to our hostess for getting us together for a fun weekend! Our next scheduled marathon is June 20th - plenty of time to sharpen our scissors and prepare backgrounds. I'm still making trades on this one though. :biglaugh:

06-03-2014, 02:20 PM
Thanks to Sanna for hosting this athon. Unfortunately I got side tracked and didn't make it back here. I made a couple trades though! :) Was a fun distraction while it lasted for me!

I will try to play more in the next athon though it begins on my Mother's 80th birthday and I know I won't be able to play the first day as we're throwing a big wing ding for her.

I will get my trades out in the next couple of days!

06-06-2014, 05:34 AM
Wow, what a great art! It's nice to have something to look at.... It's raining in Beijing and there is a warning for thunderstorms...Sooo after being rained soaking wet on Tiananmen square we're now reading on our hotelroom ...only a few days left, monday I'm home again :)

06-06-2014, 08:42 AM
I haven't been able to mail my cards yet. My knee is in bad shape and it is hard for me to get around. I hope my hubby can drive me to the PO today or tomorrow. I know you will all be patient. Sorry for the delay.

06-06-2014, 08:48 AM
My cards have all been mailed! :) Except DMNH, I have to draw your frog!

06-09-2014, 04:58 AM
Had a quick look through this thread and am REALLY annoyed that I was too sick to play - beautiful cards and so many that I wanted!! :arghh:

I am prepping what I can for the Summer solstice ATART starting next week. Do we have any themes yet or is just open slather?

I have also posted a question thread as to whether people would be interested in joining a Postage stamp/sticker Athon in the first week of July. That gives us 2 weeks to recover from the Summer Solstice and get our swaps out before we start again.

06-09-2014, 05:35 AM
Sorry Donna, no summer atarts anymore. We leave next Sunday for Berlin/Dresden
(Germany) one week at home, in the dust, new bathroom, then 1 week to Cambridge (UK) Hubby has been asked to give a lecture, then the Belfast family is coming over and by the end of august, we will get the kids back to Belfast (Northern iIeland), stay for a week and then one week Edinburgh (Scotland). Well that is it so far. Maybe we will add one week to France, to relax :biglaugh: Good luck and lots of fun with the atarts.

06-09-2014, 01:33 PM
If I'm entertaining it will have to be after the 4th of July for me but that's a big "if" right now.

Not sure about themes for the next marathon - I'll check with V Rose.

06-11-2014, 03:40 PM
Official Pre Thread for Summer Solstice A-Thon is now UP


Suggestions welcome, since this is my first time hosting :)

06-11-2014, 10:27 PM
Received cards from Sniisk and Evalila yesterday.

06-12-2014, 02:51 AM
Thanks for the information, vampiress_rose!

06-12-2014, 02:56 AM
I have received most of my trades. It is so fun to get some real mail after several months.