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ann_stebbing
04-30-2018, 11:24 AM
Swap Due Date – 17th June
Signup/withdraw date – none – just communicate
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - unlimited
Media – Hand Drawn/Hand Painted– no embellishments please (but a little touch of glitter glue is acceptable).
HD/HP Decorated Letter ATCs P, Q & R - Due 17th June 2018

This is a continuation of our series of swaps and we can hopefully collect a whole alphabet of beautifully decorated letters. Make them simple or ornate, highly coloured, monochrome, or shades of grey. Illustrate with things starting with the letter (ie I illustrated with an icicle?) or on their own. As long as the letter is the main focus of the card, let your muse move you. Spend a few minutes on google and you’ll be hooked, I promise! So much to choose from; Zentangled letters, and letters with dangles; old manuscripts and illuminated letters; I always keep a few in hand to use on birthday cards etc.

The cards -
-Each card must be ATC size, exactly 2.5" x 3.5" and on a sturdy base (cardstock, bristol, heavy watercolor paper, chipboard), and sent in its own plastic sleeve.
- Send work into which you put time, imagination and care, and would be happy to receive! I will trade effort for effort so make them your best effort.
- Each card must be original, no copies please.
- Label all cards with at least your real name, AFA username, date, location and name of the swap. A host card is not required but will be a very treasured addition to my growing collection.

Postage/Mailing:
When taping the cards together, just a little washi tape works great to keep them in place when mailing (don’t use ordinary masking tape – it’s a nightmare and ruins the plastic sleeves). Please post in this thread when you are sending your cards out. Some pictures of your efforts would be great inspiration for those still ‘lurking’.

US Players: please send a well concealed $1 in with your cards.

Other International Players: Please send $1 in your envelope if you have them. Failing that PM me for paypal details.

Include a large address label with your address neatly printed. I will provide envelopes.
Please PM me for my address when you are ready to send your cards.

Make sure you allow your cards enough mailing time to get to me, late cards will be returned to the artist, unswapped, at their expense. Lack of communication and lack of ATCs will result in Neutral iTrader given. We all understand when life throws unexpected things at us, so please, please communicate.

Players - when you receive your cards for the swap, remember to leave an iTrader for the Host (me) and Rep Points for the people you received cards from – It is always nice to tell the player which card you received too. This is optional, but a nice way to say thank you. We all need a little encouragement.

Please write your username and Swap Name on the back of your envelopes.
I will leave iTrader for each player as I receive their cards.

We love eye candy, so do post photos of your cards to the thread for us all to admire.

1. Suzi http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35261-HandDrawn-HandPainted-Decorated-Letter-ATCs-P-Q-amp-R-Due-June-17th-2018&p=1969054#post1969054 returns
2. CiCiCreates http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35261-HandDrawn-HandPainted-Decorated-Letter-ATCs-P-Q-amp-R-Due-June-17th-2018&p=1969071#post1969071 returns
3. Bluesky http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35261-HandDrawn-HandPainted-Decorated-Letter-ATCs-P-Q-amp-R-Due-June-17th-2018&p=1969090#post1969090
4. ThouArtDelyrias http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35261-HandDrawn-HandPainted-Decorated-Letter-ATCs-P-Q-amp-R-Due-June-17th-2018&p=1969394#post1969394 returns
5. Donnacr http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35261-HandDrawn-HandPainted-Decorated-Letter-ATCs-P-Q-amp-R-Due-June-17th-2018&p=1969403#post1969403 returns
6. pouringdiva http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35261-HandDrawn-HandPainted-Decorated-Letter-ATCs-P-Q-amp-R-Due-June-17th-2018&p=1969518#post1969518 returns
7. Lara http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35261-HandDrawn-HandPainted-Decorated-Letter-ATCs-P-Q-amp-R-Due-June-17th-2018&p=1970622#post1970622 returns
8. Fandanie http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35261-HandDrawn-HandPainted-Decorated-Letter-ATCs-P-Q-amp-R-Due-June-17th-2018&p=1970500#post1970500

Suzi
04-30-2018, 11:26 PM
Please sign me up!

CiCiCreates
05-01-2018, 02:05 AM
Me too!

Bluesky
05-01-2018, 07:24 AM
I'm in.

ThouArtDelyrias
05-02-2018, 10:40 PM
Me please!

Donnacr
05-03-2018, 02:33 AM
I have been updating my tangle library so I am ready to go - sign me up please.

ann_stebbing
05-03-2018, 04:39 AM
Welcome back ladies. Glad to see you. We're nearly there. I'm planning ahead here, but think about what you'd like the last one to be, any number, any letter, or should I tax my brain and work out a way that we each get our initial or a chosen initial/combination of initials?

CiCiCreates
05-03-2018, 01:40 PM
I love the initial idea if you can work it out.

pouringdiva
05-03-2018, 05:35 PM
I am in!!

ann_stebbing
05-07-2018, 03:33 AM
Welcome back pouringdiva.

Fandanie
05-07-2018, 06:43 PM
I’m in.

pouringdiva
05-08-2018, 12:27 PM
Dropped my set in the mail today.

ann_stebbing
05-09-2018, 03:15 AM
I'll keep an eye open.

Fandanie
05-10-2018, 07:38 PM
Cards were mailed today.

Suzi
05-10-2018, 10:12 PM
My cards went out in the mail this afternoon!

ann_stebbing
05-11-2018, 08:33 AM
Thanks for letting me know cards are on their way. Must make a start on mine :jiggy:

Lara
05-11-2018, 02:16 PM
May I join too please?

ann_stebbing
05-12-2018, 05:31 AM
Certainly Lara, welcome.

ann_stebbing
05-12-2018, 08:30 AM
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ann_stebbing
05-15-2018, 06:47 AM
Mail Call\:| Suzi, your cards have arrived. Thank you for the extra.

ann_stebbing
05-16-2018, 06:52 AM
Mail Call: Fandanie, Pouringdiva - your lovely cards have arrived. Thank you so much for the extra for me.

pouringdiva
05-17-2018, 07:54 PM
Glad they arrived safely.

Lara
05-21-2018, 12:56 AM
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I went with a California wildlife theme.
Will mail out tomorrow.

CiCiCreates
05-21-2018, 01:31 AM
Lara, how funny - we are on the same wave length. I did poppies for my P, and a quail for my Q. But my R was ribbons.

ann_stebbing
05-21-2018, 02:46 AM
Your cards have arrived Lara. Thank you for the extra one for me.

Donnacr
05-27-2018, 11:54 PM
My cards are in the mail today. I have given up trying to colour the letters using the relevant letter - the colours were either obscure or boring.

ann_stebbing
05-28-2018, 05:22 AM
Lovely cards Donnacr. From a host's point of view I quite like that most players have stuck to the same style thoughout (unlike me who waft about doing whatever takes my fancy at the time). ;

ann_stebbing
05-29-2018, 10:35 AM
Mail call - Lara your lovely cards have arrived. Thank you for the extra gator card.

CiCiCreates
05-31-2018, 07:19 PM
Just letting you know that my cards were mailed this afternoon. I sincerely hope they make it in time. The STU cards are almost ready as well (but I have more time on those).

ann_stebbing
06-02-2018, 04:17 AM
I'll let you know when they arrive CiCi.

ann_stebbing
06-02-2018, 09:19 AM
Donnacr your lovely cards have arrived. Thank you so much for the extra card.

Just 2 weeks to go if you haven't already posted. I had a set of cards today which were mailed from Los Angelels on 9th May, nearly a month.

Bluesky
06-02-2018, 10:08 PM
Mailed on Thursday last.

ThouArtDelyrias
06-04-2018, 10:06 PM
Have had mine done but just now posting! Great cards everyone!!! Lara, your Q is my FAVORITE!!!
I have not stuck with the same style. Wish I had but have fun trying out new ways to do stuff! They will go postal tomorrow!
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ann_stebbing
06-07-2018, 02:56 AM
CiCiCreates your lovely cards are here. Thank you for the extra card for me.

ann_stebbing
06-08-2018, 03:06 AM
BlueSky your lovely cards are here. Thank you so much for the extra card.

ann_stebbing
06-12-2018, 05:59 AM
TAD your delicious cards have arrived. I want to keep them all (but obviously can't), so thank you for the hostie.

I've just noticed all the cards are now in, so we can swap early. Yay!

ThouArtDelyrias
06-14-2018, 10:57 PM
Awesome on both accounts!

ann_stebbing
06-15-2018, 05:01 AM
I forgot to post. Returns were mailed on Tuesday. Happy Mail is on its way.

Suzi
06-18-2018, 10:03 PM
I received my lovely letters today! Thanks ann_stebbing, Donnacr, and CiCiCreatesI am off to leave points now!

Lara
06-19-2018, 02:15 PM
Got my cards!
Thanks ann_stebbing for hosting!
Thanks to pouringdiva, Bluesky, and ThouArtDelyrias for some great cards!

pouringdiva
06-21-2018, 10:14 PM
received my returns and love them. off to do itrader for our awesome hostess and you rocks for donnacr, suzi, and fandanie

ThouArtDelyrias
06-22-2018, 08:49 PM
I totally forgot to post that I received my lovely letters! I am off to leave comments

ann_stebbing
06-25-2018, 03:16 AM
Glad to see returns are arriving and being enjoyed.

Donnacr
06-26-2018, 09:32 AM
My amazing letters arrived from (in alphabetical order): ThouArtDelyrias, Lara and pouring diva

Many thanks must go to our wonderful Host for this series

off to leave points for those that I can - I need to spread the love more before I can give to Lara and pouring diva