View Full Version : The Wizard of Oz Swap - due July 21st

Lise Bu
04-29-2008, 07:04 AM
The Wizard of Oz


Due Date: July 21st
Sign up/withdraw date: June 15th
# of cards: 3/3
# of players: 12

This swap is for anything to do with The Wizard of Oz - be it Dorothy, The Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion, The Scarecrow, Emerald Palace, red shoes etc. Let you imagination run wild.

Any media - collage, hand drawn etc - please no downloaded pictures just stuck on a bit of card. Only send in work that you are proud of and would be happy to receive. Cards that are late or do not meet the criteria will be returned.

This will be an on time swap and all returns will be mailed on 22nd July 08.

UK participants - SSAE
International participants - please pm me your address and I will cover postage.

Please send all cards in a plastic sleeve and ensure that envelopes are taped down.

I am in the UK so please allow plenty of time for international postage.

An extra card or bits and bobs would be nice as a gift for hosting the swap - but is not a must.

I-trader points will be left on receipt of cards.

This is my first swap so please be gentle with me - I will endeavour to do my best.

If I have left anything out - please feel free to let me know and I will rectify it.


Other than that - welcome to the swap and I look forward to receiving your art.



1. Lise Bu
2. Totollyozsome - received
3. Elena - received
4. Ibus - received
5. neca84 - received
6. kstyles - received
7. lilbad - received
8. Bodecia Arietty -WITHDRAWN (11.07.08)
9. Lola123 - received
10. Ravenswood - received
11. Dooda - received
12. Rocketwoman

04-29-2008, 08:04 AM
I'm a Wizard of Oz fan (I've actually read all the original books)! May I play?

04-29-2008, 08:05 AM
Can I join?

Lise Bu
04-29-2008, 08:13 AM
Welcome Bluehills and Elena - great to have you aboard x

04-29-2008, 08:15 AM
Can I join too please?

Lise Bu
04-29-2008, 08:21 AM
Of course u can hunni - welcome to the swap x

04-29-2008, 08:21 AM
Please can I join you in this swap, I am in Australia

Lise Bu
04-29-2008, 08:21 AM
Welcome neca84 x x

04-29-2008, 09:38 AM
I was hoping to see this swap on here at some point. Please sign me up!

Lise Bu
04-29-2008, 09:53 AM
Your'e in kstyles - i'm glad you have joined x

04-29-2008, 11:06 AM
I saw the original when I was three and have been hooked ever since. May I?

Lise Bu
04-29-2008, 11:24 AM
U may lilbad - welcome x x

Bodecia Arietty
04-29-2008, 01:27 PM
I have never actually seen the wizard of oz, but it is my Aunts favorite movie so I think maybe I will play and pass along my cards to her. Please sign me up Lise Bu!

Lise Bu
04-29-2008, 02:20 PM
Welcome Bodecia Arietty x

04-29-2008, 03:38 PM
please have a "heart"- may I join?:jiggy:

04-29-2008, 07:28 PM
Lise Bu can I join please? Oh and my little dog too? :D

04-29-2008, 07:45 PM
You must be a mind reader! I just decided that I would use Frank L. Baum's Wizard of Oz as my first swap theme. I actually have first editions of 1/3 of the books that were gifts to my father when he was a boy. I have read all of the so many times that they are falling apart. Sign me up please.


04-29-2008, 10:33 PM
i'd like in if there are any more spots. thanks!

Lise Bu
04-30-2008, 03:20 AM
Welcome to the swap Lola123, ravenswood, dooda and rocketwoman. x

05-01-2008, 06:21 AM
Oh, how many times will I miss out on taking part in an OZ swap?!!! That's it, I'm just going to lurk and spy on all your great cards anyway. :)

Lise Bu
05-01-2008, 07:21 AM
Oh i'm sorry that you missed out luvloz - but if I hold round 2 I will make sure you are at the top of the list hun x x

Lise Bu
05-04-2008, 04:55 AM
Just checking in with you ladies and gentleman to see if anyone has any sneak previews to offer yet? (patience is a virtue - I know) lol x x

Lise Bu
05-07-2008, 06:53 AM
Elena - your lovely cards have arrived - thanks so much for the extra card for me - much appreciated. x x

05-10-2008, 12:40 PM



Thanks for hosting this fun swap!

05-10-2008, 12:41 PM
PS, I have a fourth one, but couldn't get it to scan.

05-10-2008, 07:30 PM
I love those cards, they look great!

05-10-2008, 10:18 PM
Thanks, you are sweet to comment!!

05-10-2008, 10:20 PM
Oh Man!... This is my favorite movie ever!!! Can I please please please join this swap? pleeeeeeeeeeeease?

Lise Bu
05-11-2008, 05:54 AM
Lilbad your cards are great. I love them x x x

I'm so sorry totolyozsome - all slots have been taken now. But I will keep you in mind if someone drops out. Also once this one has finished I will be running round 2, so I will keep a slot open for you on that one if you want it x x x

05-11-2008, 11:03 PM
Hi, My Cards went into the mail today from AUSTRALIA.
cheers Carol

Lise Bu
05-12-2008, 03:46 AM
Thanks for letting me know Carol - I will let you know when they arrive safely x x x

Lise Bu
05-19-2008, 04:23 AM
Neca84 and lilbad your wonderful cards have arrived safely. Thanks so much for the extra card both of you x x x

05-19-2008, 11:02 AM
It was a stretch for me as I am not much of a drawer, but sure did enjoy this swap. Thanks so much for hosting!

Lise Bu
05-24-2008, 05:35 AM
There is now a space available for this swop - Luvloz gets first chance, then totolyozsome and then anybody. x x

06-02-2008, 07:35 PM
Posted mine this evening, hope they're OK :cute:

Lise Bu
06-03-2008, 04:28 AM
Oh Ravenswood they are so cute - you have done an excellent job x x Can't wait to see them in the flesh x x

06-03-2008, 07:17 AM
Ravenswood, I absolutely love your cards! They are soooo adorable!

Lise Bu
07-10-2008, 05:29 AM
Cards received from totollyozsome and lola123

Lise Bu
07-11-2008, 04:29 PM
Only 10 days to deadline - I hope everyone has finished and those abroad have posted their cards to me x x x x

07-12-2008, 03:29 AM
My cards go in the mail tomorrow.

Lise Bu
07-12-2008, 03:41 AM
They are so nice Dooda - can't wait to see them x x x

07-15-2008, 05:30 PM
My cards are on their way. Please take a peek at them in my gallery.

Lise Bu
07-16-2008, 07:08 AM
My cards are on their way. Please take a peek at them in my gallery.

hun they are gr8 - i can't wait to see them x x

Dooda your fab cards have arrived x

07-17-2008, 08:56 PM
Mine will go in the mail tomorrow.

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Lise Bu
07-18-2008, 02:51 AM
oooh hun - they are so lovely x x

Lise Bu
07-19-2008, 03:59 PM
cards received today from:


Stunning cards ladies, thanks so much for the extra one Ibus x x

Lise Bu
07-19-2008, 04:00 PM
Rocketwoman - only 2 days left hun - I hope your cards are very close x x x

07-19-2008, 07:25 PM
Nearly there... can't wait to see the swaps... I'm VERY excited :D

Lise Bu
07-22-2008, 03:44 PM
returns have been mailed today - thanks so much to everyone who sent in their cards x x

07-22-2008, 03:52 PM
So excited to see returns. Thanks for hosting!

07-22-2008, 06:38 PM
The suspense is killing me... :D

07-24-2008, 07:53 AM
My swaps arrived this morning!!!

Kstyles - thank you for 'Faithful Friends'... they're GORGEOUS.
Dooda - thank you for 'Pumpkinhead'... so delicately done, I'm very jealous :)
Lilbad - thank you for 'Poppy Fields'... the colours are exquisite.
Ladies, I'm in awe of your talent...

And Lise, thank you for being such a fantastic hostess on such a fantastic swap :)

Rep and itrader have been left for all concerned :)

07-24-2008, 11:14 AM
Mine arrived today too, thanks to Lise for organising the swop and to Elena, Lola123 and Lilbad for their great cards.

08-04-2008, 09:49 PM
I was wondering if anyone in the US has received their cards yet?

Lise Bu
08-05-2008, 06:01 AM
they should have as they were all posted at the same time x x

08-05-2008, 01:19 PM
No cards here yet. Excited to see them.

Lise Bu
08-05-2008, 02:08 PM
I seem to be having problems recently with my mail - I think I may change my post office as I am wondering if they store them up for ages before getting posted - I am sorry people that your returns are taking so long to get to you x x (not my fault honest) x x

08-05-2008, 09:44 PM
no cards yet for me, but they do have quite a ways to travel LOL

08-06-2008, 07:45 PM
Happy Happy Joy Joy! My cards came today. Thanks to Ravenswood for The Tinman, LiseBu for Cowardly Lion and neca 84 for Looking for Courage.

08-07-2008, 10:19 PM
I seem to be having a run of hard luck lately. The post office delivered my swap envelope--totally destroyed--inside an offical post office envelope. Of course, there were no atcs, note or anything else in the shredded envelope. This wk alone I have received word that one of my cards didn't make it's destination--mailed 6/1. And then another envelope was slit open top and bottom with the card removed. I don't know whether it's my post office who is pilfering, but it's pretty disheartening. I don 't know which of the wonderful cards were sent to me, but I won't be able to give u rep points! Sorry.

08-08-2008, 09:37 AM
Have you talked to your post office manager about the problem? It has to be happening at either your post office, the sender's post office or the central post office. I don't think that the mail gets touched after it is sorted at the central post office.

08-08-2008, 11:00 AM
I hope to talk to them today.

08-08-2008, 07:47 PM
Well, went to the Post Office today and talked to the Post Mistress. Since all of my issues with damaged or lost cards had foreign origins, they didn't know what to do about the problem. Today, I put an extra twenty cent stamp on my 5 outgoing pieces so they could be hand cancelled. Still doesn't replace what I lost, but maybe it won't happen again.

08-09-2008, 02:28 PM
Because you say that your out-going have also had problems - and because I have not had any problems with mailing all over the world either sending or receiving - I would say that the problem is probably in your post office. I have gotten a couple of really "shopworn" envelopes and have decided to cut into thirds one of the card holders to mail in for all of my swaps. I think that I will put my name and address labels on them and mail my cards to the host in them and ask that my cards be sent back in them. When I have used this in the past my cards arrive very pristine and the envelope is in good shape too. It fits perfectly into a business sized envelope. If there are a lot of bulky embellishments I put the cards together so that the bulky part is inside and then it just makes the envelope a bit fat. Just a thought.

08-10-2008, 09:00 PM
Thanks, Dooda for the advice. I am not certain what u mean by: "cutting into thirds one of the card holders to mail in". I took 5 dif. envelopes with cards in them to the PO and they said they were all flat enough to go thru the sorter. Anyway, I have had a run of bad luck, for sure! Thanks again.

08-10-2008, 09:05 PM
She's talking about cutting one of the 9 space storage pages into 3 and usng that as packaging. I've done that and I just tuck the extra card in behind the three. If I have any kind of bulk I don't want squashed, I fold a napkin in half and put the card in there. It cushions it, is flexible enough to usually go through the slot and is useful at the other end!!

08-10-2008, 09:23 PM
IC. Thanks for the clarification!!

08-11-2008, 10:52 AM
That is exactly what I meant - it has worked very well for me.

Lise Bu
08-12-2008, 07:11 AM
lilbad - I am so sorry for what has happened - I got one of those baggies this morning with lola123 and totollyozsomes envelopes. Apparently they were unable to deliver them for some reason - so I am going to have to send them again. I am so sorry about this - I dont think I will hold another swap as this one has been so distarious. Lola and TO - I will pm you and ask for your addy's again just to make sure I have written them correctly x x

Lise Bu
08-12-2008, 07:11 AM
lilbad I will send you some more hun from mine x x

08-12-2008, 01:14 PM
Lise, u don't have to do that. I think our post office shreds a lot of things. From now on, I will pkg my cards differently. U might read over Dooda's advice and see if that would help u with packaging. Things happen!! Don't quit because of this.

08-14-2008, 12:51 PM
No cards for me yet either....

Lise Bu
08-15-2008, 02:23 PM
oh this is ridiculous - I can't believe it - I am so sorry people. I can promise that i sent all the cards out when I said I did x x

08-19-2008, 07:11 AM
great cards arrived in tasmania today, Thanks so much to: Ibus for Glinda, Dodda for Hip hopper and lola123 for the lion and scarecrow card. rep points have been left and iTrader for our great host :) many thanks all

08-19-2008, 11:12 AM
I want to thank Ibus for sending me an Oz card. So sweet of her!!

08-20-2008, 09:21 PM
Now Elena sent me a card as well. You guys are all so sweet----but no more!! Thank u from the bottom of my heart, but I want u to keep your cards!!! Elena, the card is so neat--the Tin Man. I will treasure it. But no more----ya hear!! lol

Lise Bu
08-22-2008, 01:11 PM
Am I right in believing that there is just Elena and Totolyozsome left to receive their cards?? x x