View Full Version : Phobia Swap ~ Due Date June 1st

05-02-2008, 04:35 PM
Due Date: June 1st
Sign up/ Withdraw by: May 22nd
Number of cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of players: 15 max

We all have things that keep us up at night, worries, fears, anxiety! Now is the time to put those things to rest in our art! I'm asking all of you to step inside our crazy heads and make something out of what scares us. Can be anything from the dark (menacing thing it is)to clowns(sinister under that makeup!), from sharks(Jaws, hello?!) to bunnies (cute and fluffy? I don't think so!)...show us what you find creepy in your own medium. NEWBIES WELCOME!!

All mediums welcome, all member types welcome!!

US residents please send a self addressed postage paid envelope with username and swap name on it.

International residents, send a self addressed envelope with your username and swap name on it, I will pay whatever postage is needed.

Please send in cards that you - yourself - would be happy to receive. If you feel you cannot make the due date, let me know. No hurried cards here!!

I'm afraid to see what you guys come up with!! :swoon:

Host: Wudwooda
1.} LavenderLizard~ Made my skin crawl to see your cards
2.} amyfaerie~Squealed as I saw took them in
3.} stormarela~ Ran at first sight!
4.} elena ~ Fainted at the very sight of them!
5.} Joni Owens~ Jumped sky high as the hissed and slithered away!
6.} kstyles~Ran screaming the other way
7.} VickiZ ~ Screamed when the appeared in my mailbox!
8.} ScramperSue ~ WITHDREW...she will be missed
9.} Wackstuff ~ Horrified in my place as I saw them.
10.} GarageBandFan~ Received with dread!
11.} kalipso84{COLOR="purple"]~Received with beating heart and loathing![/COLOR]

05-02-2008, 05:34 PM
Toss me into this mix! I can already think of a couple of my irrational terrors...

05-02-2008, 06:13 PM
omg! wudwooda, it's an awesome swap idea! count me in!

05-02-2008, 06:43 PM
oh I love this one... please sign me up!

05-03-2008, 10:39 AM
Can I play?

Joni Owens
05-04-2008, 02:53 AM
Did I ask about joining this one? If not, may I please???

05-04-2008, 10:40 PM
Welcome Joni, Elena! Glad to have you.

05-05-2008, 08:44 AM
Very cool. Please sign me up!

Vicki Z
05-05-2008, 09:21 AM
Please sign me up.

05-05-2008, 12:07 PM
i have to do a very realistic lizard then... yucks...
let me think about it...

05-06-2008, 10:49 AM
No problem, fingers! Take your time! Welcome Vicki and k! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

05-06-2008, 12:15 PM
I'd join, but I am afraid of swaps. I think it's called Swapaphobia.

05-06-2008, 12:37 PM
I got clown phobia as an adult...

Vicki Z
05-06-2008, 03:10 PM
I went into Wikipedia to find the proper names for all my fears - like felinofopia is really "Ailurophobia". Where did THAT come from?????

Anyway, the Wikipedia "List of Phobias" is so HUGE, it gave me phobiophobia.

PS. Elena,
GREAT Clown. Is he going into the Swap, or staying home to terrorize you?

05-06-2008, 03:29 PM
Oh, no I am getting rid of it. It was creepy making it, I hope I don't get nightmares tonight.

05-06-2008, 03:35 PM
I wonder if they list a fear of blood-sucking insects, or a terror of poison ivy, in any official lists?...

Vicki Z
05-06-2008, 04:47 PM
They list Trypanophobia as a fear of needles drawing blood and/or injections and Entomophobia as fear of insects, so Trypanoentomophobia should be close.

My girlfriend is a Traveling Vampire (Red Cross Blood Collection) and she says she has radiophobia. Maybe that is why she watches so much TV?

Say, I think the idea of getting out our phobias was to help get RID OF THEM, not give us nightmares. Good luck Elena!!

05-07-2008, 08:01 AM
God knows that clown gave me nightmares, lol. Yeah, speaking of weird phobias and their names...what about fear of big fish, whether shark or not...or deep water you can't see through? Yeah, I am just that strange! :D It'll be interesting to see what odd phobias some of the players have.

Vicki Z
05-07-2008, 08:19 AM
Some of things that REALLY terrorize, are not even phobias.
For example, what about a fear of Cancer? That is NOT an unfounded, irrational fear. That is very, very real.

Oh, my Cards went postal this morning. Let me know when they invade your nightmares. Do you have a locked box to store them in??? Better get one:policeman:

05-07-2008, 09:11 AM
OriginalYouth, are you wanting to join or just adding a bit of humor, lol. Lord knows with all this fear we need it!
VickiZ - I will keep my eye out for your lil travelling nightmares! And yes, I have a cold dark LOCKED place to keep them until I am ready - if I ever will be - to divvy them up.

Joni Owens
05-07-2008, 11:08 AM
Anyone who hasn't looked up that list of phobia's proper names should the time to do it. I am amazed at some of the stuff they have come up with. I saw a TV talk show once that had people on it with odd phobias: one woman was afraid of gold fish; one woman was afraid of mustard. I can only find one on the list I really freak out over. Snakes.

Vicki Z
05-07-2008, 11:26 AM
:shocked:For those of you (unfortunate souls) who CAN sleep at night
Here is the link to the list of Phobias

Pick your "poison"

05-07-2008, 08:10 PM
Oh, I really want to join this, but I have got to get some other swaps done this weekend...if I am successful I will come back and sign up. Great idea.

05-07-2008, 10:51 PM
That link is great, thanks for posting it VickiZ! Coffeelatte, I'll save you a place. ;)

05-07-2008, 11:14 PM
OOOH, me please! :)

05-08-2008, 07:51 AM
Welcome ScramperSue, nice to have you.

05-08-2008, 09:21 AM
wackystuff would like to play

05-08-2008, 09:35 AM
Great! Love your work wackstuff!!

05-09-2008, 09:36 AM
Still have some more spots to fill...scared??? :eek:

05-09-2008, 01:14 PM
I'm mailing my 6 + 1 cards today. Cool theme!

05-09-2008, 01:54 PM
Thanks, I figured that it would be a broad enough theme that many different ones could have fun with it! I'll be on the lookout for yours! :)

05-09-2008, 10:21 PM
cool . . . i'm stoked that wackystuff's in the swap, amid everyone else [all wondrous participants so far!]

i've finished my first card, but these are totally getting worked on this weekend! :D

05-11-2008, 11:13 PM
Sounds awesome, thanx

05-12-2008, 12:04 AM
My phobia's will be in the mail tomorrow morning!

05-12-2008, 07:04 PM
Looks awesome thanx, I'll let you know when they arrive.

05-15-2008, 12:46 PM
I'll be on the lookout for everyone's cards, just keep your eyes peeled for my lil screams here.

05-20-2008, 07:50 AM
Here are my phobia cards. I couldn't believe some of the things people are scared of. It's kinda funny.http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14858&w=o

05-20-2008, 10:06 AM
WOW! That is all I can say, I love your cards kstyles!

05-21-2008, 02:38 PM
mine are on their way, as of this morning! whee!

i have lalophobia, luiphobia and hobophobia. fear of talking too much, fear of syphilis, and fear of vagrants [in that order.]

i love the photo of the syphilitic chancre that i found for the luiphobia card--and looking for the image for that card only made me more certain that it's a phobia to which i subscribe.

fun, fun, fun swap! holy crap!

05-21-2008, 10:07 PM
Well, it looks like everyone's is in the mail, if not already received on my end! This is great! Since this wasn't as popular as I thought and we only have 8 of us participating, you all have some surprises in store for you!! I think that even with the small number of artists that we have the best bunch. I couldn't ask for anyone with more imagination and creativity then the lovely bunch of you whom chose to take this on. And because of your time and consideration into your fears and those of others who are even crazier than us {if that is possible}, you all will get some goodies in the mail. I appreciate everyone's participation!! :notworthy:

I'm so proud! >sniff< :wubclub:

05-22-2008, 12:38 AM
oh, I am so excited for the returns. The cards look wonderful, and now a surprise.. ooohhh lala!

05-22-2008, 01:49 AM
After reading the phobia list I must join... if I still can...! This will be fun!

05-22-2008, 04:28 AM
Can i join too?
I'm Italian!

05-22-2008, 09:06 AM
GarageBandFan & kalipso84 : You can join if you think you can get your cards to me by June 1st. Then feel free!

05-22-2008, 09:51 AM
As long as you are the in US I can get them to you in time! :) I have already started working on them! thanks so much!

Vicki Z
05-22-2008, 10:05 AM
Oh boy, two more fearful playmates.
I bought some "CAUTION" tape to put around my mailbox when it is time for the rabid returns to come back.

05-22-2008, 11:58 AM
Yes, I am in the US! Great, can't wait to see them!

05-22-2008, 02:18 PM
HAHA! Vicki you're too funny! Lol :laugh:

05-24-2008, 03:02 AM
My cards are in my gallery let me know what you think!

05-25-2008, 08:02 PM
Hey guys I am ready to send my cards and need the hosts address. I messaged her a few days ago and she hasnt logged back in lately, does someone mind pming me her addy so i can get my cards out in the mail so I make the deadline!!! Thank you!

05-26-2008, 01:24 AM
No problem GarageBandFan! As long as I know they are in the mail, then I normally wait a couple of days for them to arrive. Below are some of mine for you guys...http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=15748 & http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=15749

05-26-2008, 01:33 AM
those are great cards, Wudwooda! the spider and snake are way way to real!

05-27-2008, 01:39 AM
All right, my 6 cards are in the mail... they are also in my gallery if anyone wants to take a looK! :)

Vicki Z
05-27-2008, 07:20 AM
Oh, WW, your polymer cards are so great! I assume that is the color of the clay, and not painted embellishments. Such tiny eyes on the snake, and such fantasticaly real legs on the spider. OMG, you have patience!! I like the snake and the spider best, but I am weird that way! Did you seal them or doesn't poly clay need to be sealed? I can see a trip the the craft store in my future! You sucked me into another experiment.

05-27-2008, 09:11 AM
These aren't sealed, however you can seal polymer clay or simply use gel medium over them. But I thought the raw effect looked best on the snake. And those are not painted on embellishments, lol. Well, except for parts of the black widow's red mark. :)

06-02-2008, 11:35 PM
Ok, forgive me guys, hurt my back over the weekend...so I won't get your returns off until Wednesday or Tuesday evening at earliest. Please forgive me for this! But I promise that you won't mind the wait! The cards are all awesome!!

06-03-2008, 12:16 AM
oh, I hope your back feels better soon, rest up, and look after your self.

06-03-2008, 01:10 AM
Take care of that back... we all know patience... if we didnt we wouldn't do atcs! :) just wondering though.. have my cards arrived yet?

06-03-2008, 09:15 AM
Yes, they have!! Everyone's have!!!

Vicki Z
06-03-2008, 09:23 AM
Can't wait for the returns!!!!
This is even better than Halloween - a chance to scare ourselves silly!

06-03-2008, 10:54 PM
Lord knows they all have horrified me enough! Now it's your turn >insert evil laugh here<

06-04-2008, 12:16 PM
My lovely (and creepy) returns were on my desk today! Thanks, Wudwooda!
And thanks to...kstyles, garagebandfan, Vicki Z, Wudwooda, and wackystuff for great cards. I'll leave rep points later...

Edit: all rep points now given...thanks!

06-05-2008, 09:12 AM
All the returns went off yesterday! Your goodies are enclosed! Hope you all had fun and enjoyed yourselves with this one. I know I did! And each and every one of yours work was great! Couldn't ask for any better. Thank you for making this swap so perfect!!

06-08-2008, 12:16 AM
I received my returns today! I love them all!

06-09-2008, 02:30 PM
Glad to hear it!

06-10-2008, 07:51 PM
great cards from wudwooda, wackystuff, stormarela and vicki z! fabulous!

Vicki Z
06-11-2008, 07:37 AM
My returns are all WONDERFUL. Everyone did a spectacular job. It is sooooo GREAT when all the participants in a swap turn in such awesome work:notworthy:
I already left rep points, but I wanted to say THANKS again to WW for hosting a super swap, and to all the participants for sending in such spectacular cards.

06-14-2008, 10:46 AM
I received an envelope of awesome ATCs today from Wudwooda. Your theme inspired everyone to make unusual cards! Thanks to LavenderLizard, elena, Joni Owens, VickiZ, GarageBandFan and Wudwooda.

06-15-2008, 11:57 AM
Thanks! I couldn't have done anything without the AWESOME group of artists that really took this challenge on! You guys are great! And you really made this swap one of my favorites!

06-23-2008, 01:17 AM
WOW, my returns and then some have arrived! Thank you so much Wudwooda, you have overdone it! Thanks also to Joni Owens, Wackystuff, Elena, Kstyles and Wudwooda for very phobic cards!