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CastleQueen5
08-14-2018, 10:57 PM
Due Date – November 5, 2018
Sign up/withdraw – None, once signed up with a theme you’re in so PLEASE be sure you want to play
Number of Cards - 4 cards for a full group
Number of participants -7 groups of 5 players, I will make an 8th group if needed.

Suggested Last day to mail USA October 29 International October 22. I will not be able to wait for late cards. I plan to swap out on or before Nov 6.



Welcome to the MID-August 2018 Pick-A-Theme


To Play you must have:
~ an established positive iTrader rating of +15
~ no negatives within the last 6 months
~ no neutrals for lack of cards/communication within the last 3 months
~ NO EXCEPTIONS so PLEASE don’t ask

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT over commit yourself. Anyone who does not follow through could receive 5 negative iTraders.


General Information:

~ This swap contains 7 groups of 5 members. Sign-ups will end when all spots are filled.
~ Pick a group, pick a theme Once you pick an approved theme it can’t be changed as players might have begun work on the group cards. You must declare your theme within 48 hours of claiming a spot or risk being removed to allow others to play.
~ You must be willing to work on all the other themes in your group
~ Make a card for each of the members of your group in their chosen theme
~ Receive a card of your chosen theme in return from each member of your group
~ Send cards you are proud of~
~ CARDS are to be in my hands on/before NOV 05, 2018 Which is also my birthday
~All ATCs & APCs should be 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Please trim neat & straight!
~These are ATCs, c is for cards, these are not papers, sturdy is the key. Please make them sturdy, if it can bend or flap in the wind it is not sturdy enough.
~ To prevent errors, Please write on the back of each card who the card is for and group number.

Pick-A-Theme Examples
~ Generic/Regular – Generic themes where is it easy to think up a card; for example fairies, cats, dogs, flowers, etc. Regular themes which require a little more thought or research but are not difficult to find a reference or collage image for example; flying pigs with hats, red poppies, whimsical houses, nature fairies, zetti, etc. (Real people or characters in books or movies are not regular themes! Something from a specific artist or person is not a regular theme)
Challenging themes are welcomed, in the proper group. John Cusack, Geigo Gecko, Wonder Woman, bring it on. They can also be themes that are difficult to interpret like music or a difficult poem. These can require a lot of thought and effort. If you have internet references please include the best one of them so I can post it for your fellow group members. TV Shows/Movies/Books specific characters are allowed. Go Power Rangers! Go Team Titan!


Card information:

~ All cards should be sent in individual plastic sleeves or those baseball card protectors cut in a row of three. Tape gently.

~ Please put your username, the group number and the recipient’s username on each card you make.

~ If you want to post your cards to the thread for all to enjoy please do, but it is not required.

~ A Hostess card is not required but always appreciated! I have all kinds of themes listed in my profile.



Mailing Information: Please PM me or post in the tread for my address when you are ready to mail. I will respond with a PM. Make sure your inbox is not maxed out. FYI, I have not moved in 15 years, and don’t have plans to move.
If you are in two groups your envelope will weigh more than 1 ounce
I CAN PROVIDE ENVELOPES, IF YOU PREFER TO SEND YOUR OWN SASE, THAT IS FINE TOO. I REALLY PREFER A Large STICKY LABEL TO PREVENT ANY ERRORS THAT MIGHT OCCUR ON MY PART, LEGIBILITY OR WHAT HAVE YOU, DAMAGE TO A PAPER ADDRESS LABEL.

USA players – Only in one group? IT IS still VERY LIKELY 4 CARDS COULD WEIGH MORE THAN ONE OUNCE, check your weight of your envelope. IF YOU SEND ANY CARDS WITH GEMS OR BRADS, OR ANYTHING BUMPY, YOU NEED TO ENCLOSE 21 CENT POSTAGE STAMPS OR EQUIVALENT, for each card, AND I WILL TAKE THE TO THE PO FOR HAND CANCELING. THIS IS NOT A LICENSE TO BE SUPER CHUNKY. Thin is in! Send a forever stamp, or 71 extra ounce stamp, or what you have to make the correct return postage.
Two groups will cost at least 71 cents to return to you.

INTERNATIONAL players ----It will cost me $1.15 to send back 4 cards, and $2.30 to send back 8. I don’t mind unused postage from your country, paypal, $1 bills, and US postage, I will work with you on this.

CastleQueen5
08-14-2018, 10:57 PM
FULL Group 1, OPEN MEDIA A selfie! By joining this group you agree to make 4 selfies of yourself or course, hand drawn, or photo or copied photo of yourself. AND the player will pick what they want you to be doing in the selfie, or holding. Like biking, picking flowers. Or holding at cat, with flowers in your hair.

1. *** CastleQueen5 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?21118-CastleQueen5) requests Selfie of you in sunflowers
2. ***Marie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?33678-Marie) requests selfie of you drinking Starbucks or other fancy coffee
3. ***sweetgypsy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?30998-sweetgypsy) requests Selfie of you wearing oversized glasses
4. ***karenr (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?40691-karenr) requests selfie with flowers in your hair.
5. *** Huddlestonmollie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?31294-huddlestonmollie)- requests a bird somewhere on you (head, shoulder, arm or anywhere else). R 9/29

FULL Group 2 - HD/HP Easy/Regular theme (handdrawn/handpainted)
1. ***DeniseMDupree (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?32478-DeniseMDupree) Realistic crab(s)
2. ***TerriF (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?2588-Terri-F)- The word NAMASTE'
3. *** jo-on-the-go (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?3936-jo-on-the-go) a realistic bat (the animal, not a baseball bat).
4. ***Sorxia--a Scene with Acorns (on a tree, with a squirrel, as a centerpiece, doesn't matter, just so long as it's in a setting, not just a picture of an acorn)
5. ***mcgillisj (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?27852-mcgillisj)-realistic cats,

FULL Group 3 - HD/HP Challenging (handdrawn/handpainted)
1. ***Bexmademe Princess Leia portraits (Star Wars character can be realistic or whimsical)
2. http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?42615-MisterLarson 80's Sci-fi Movie Characters. (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35605-MID-AUGUST-PAT-(PICK-A-THEME)-SWAP-DUE-NOV-5TH-2018&p=1988080#post1988080)
3.http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?42608-Lysankya --SciFi Pin Up Girls"
4. ***karenr (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?40691-karenr) -----Katniss Everdeen
5. ***miss (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?542-miss)-----characters from the TV show X Company ( https://www.cbc.ca/xcompany/ )?




FULL Group 4 - APCs ♥♦♣♠ - Easy/Regular theme MAILED RETURNS 10/23Important note here about smallgirls requests. SEE HERE (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35605-MID-AUGUST-PAT-(PICK-A-THEME)-SWAP-DUE-NOV-5TH-2018&p=1987493#post1987493)

1. *** JudyLee (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?5470-JudyLee) -THEME shooting star or stars with a quote ,words or text. CARDS Player 2 10 of spades, player 3 10 of clubs, player 4 10 of hearts, player 5 10 of diamonds.

2. *** smallgirl (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?22156-smallgirl) Theme: Whales/Dolphins. Cards: player 1- 2 of hearts, player 2- me, player 3-2 of diamonds, player 4- 2 of spades, player 5- 2 of clubs

3. ***Katelnorth (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35605-MID-AUGUST-PAT-(PICK-A-THEME)-SWAP-DUE-NOV-5TH-2018&p=1989377#post1989377) HALLOWEEN, p1: any heart p2: any club p4: any spade except 4 p5: any diamond See note here (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35605-MID-AUGUST-PAT-(PICK-A-THEME)-SWAP-DUE-NOV-5TH-2018&p=1987545#post1987545)

4. *** Dithespy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35605-MID-AUGUST-PAT-(PICK-A-THEME)-SWAP-DUE-NOV-5TH-2018&p=1992273#post1992273)-Theme: Birds - Cards Pl 1:6 Spades, Pl 2:7 Spades, Pl 3: 8 Spades, Pl 5: 9 Spades R 10/5

5. ***Sorxia (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?42728-Sorxia) theme of: Moon with a quote of phrase (preferably mystical, not cutesy). Here are my cards: p1: Ace of Spades, p2: 2 of Spades, p3: 3 of Spades, p4: 4 of Spades. r 9/24


FULL Group 5 - APCs ♥♦♣♠ - Challenging themes
1. ***Pikkis (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35605-MID-AUGUST-PAT-(PICK-A-THEME)-SWAP-DUE-NOV-5TH-2018&p=1992806#post1992806) --Lord of the Rings/Hobbit, P2- 7 of hearts, P3- 7 of diamonds, P4- 7 of spades and P5- 7 of clubs. The cards can be based on the books or the movies. - prefer collaged/mixed media
2. ***Allegrae (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?30802-Allegrae) "Rosemary's Baby" -- book or 1968 film (any card)
3. *** CastleQueen5 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?21118-CastleQueen5) Diamondbacks Baseball player David Peralta No 6 David Peralta (https://www.google.com/search?q=david+peralta&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS775US775&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZuYidoYzdAhVGz1QKHYfYA2sQ_AUICygC&biw=1280&bih=694#imgrc=hefHMbgBr8JUFM:)
P 1-- 6 of diamonds; P 2 -- 6 of hearts; P 4 -- 6 of Clubs; P 5 -- 6 of spades

4. ChronicReader (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?39583-ChronicReader) Celtic God or Goddess ---Player 1: Ace of diamonds;--Player 2: Ace of hearts--Player 3: Ace of clubs
Player 5: Ace of spades

5. Meraki formerly know as Sheila ---SOUND OF MUSIC---P1- 7 of diamonds, P2- 7 of clubs P3- 7 of hearts P4- 7 of spades

FULL Group 6 - Any Media (collage, mixed, digital) – easy themes
1. ***ferretgirl (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?13951-ferretgirl)-jellyfish
2.***Carol (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?39280-Carol) steampunk
3. ***Dithespy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35605-MID-AUGUST-PAT-(PICK-A-THEME)-SWAP-DUE-NOV-5TH-2018&p=1992273#post1992273)- Steampunk R 10/5

4. MicheleMC (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?42301-MicheleMC) -- Steampunk
5.*** Huddlestonmollie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?31294-huddlestonmollie) R 9/29 --Birds any kind.


FULL Group 7 - Any Media (collage, mixed, digital) – challenging themes
1. ***hem18 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?36564-hem18)Theme is HOPE
2. KiraCat (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?42981-KiraCat) Alice in Wonderland. Preferably creepy but cute and whimsical is okay too.
3. *** Allegrae (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?30802-Allegrae) Charcuterie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charcuterie
4.*** ali (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?42209-ali)- an emotion
5. ***mcgillisj (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?27852-mcgillisj)---Zetti Alice in Wonderland.

ferretgirl
08-15-2018, 03:59 AM
Wow, I am #1! I'll take a spot in Group 6; theme to be announced...

DeniseMDupree
08-15-2018, 04:51 AM
I’d like to join Group 2 please :) My theme is Realistic crab(s)

JudyLee
08-15-2018, 02:29 PM
Group 4 please. I'll be back later with theme and cards. Thanks!!

Terri F
08-15-2018, 02:33 PM
I would like to join group Number 2.

theme being:

The word NAMASTE'

BexMadeMe
08-15-2018, 03:41 PM
Group 3 please - Princess Leia portraits (Star Wars character can be realistic or whimsical)

CastleQueen5
08-15-2018, 06:11 PM
I see you alll. I will update soon. I was going to update duress no the diamondbacks game but they don’t play today.

CastleQueen5
08-16-2018, 01:30 AM
Thank you I got everyone added to here. Great themes.

smallgirl
08-16-2018, 12:17 PM
I would like to join group 4-easy APCs, please.

Theme: Whales/Dolphins. Cards: player 1- 2 of hearts, player 2- me, player 3-2 of spades, player 4- 2 of diamonds, player 5- 2 of clubs

By the way, I have 4 decks of cards and am clean out of red Aces and 5 of hearts, so would appreciate very much not being assigned these cards by my group mates, if at all possible. Thank you for understanding.

CastleQueen5
08-16-2018, 01:13 PM
Smallgirl, I made a link to your request in the group, and I am sure all the players can work around your decks.

Glad to have everyone. I have not advertised this yet or make a link in my signature. I know that xstitchers PAT is not quiet full so I will give this more time.

Marie
08-16-2018, 02:19 PM
This sounds fun! Put me in group one selfie in sunflowers :-)

CastleQueen5
08-16-2018, 02:30 PM
This sounds fun! Put me in group one selfie in sunflowers :-)

Glad to have you Marie AND in the selfie group.

So you will make 4 selfies and you have to make them as requested by the other players. So to me it would be a selfie of you in sunflowers.


Do you also want the other players to do selfies in sunflowers, or do you want them doing dishes? riding a bike? etc, get it? I will add you to the selfies. Let me know if you want a theme other than sunflowers. I just love sunflowers, so a whole collection of players selfies in sunflowers would just make my day.

sweetgypsy
08-16-2018, 02:39 PM
I will take a spot in group 1 - Selfie wearing oversized glasses

CastleQueen5
08-16-2018, 02:40 PM
I will take a spot in group 1 - Selfie wearing oversized glasses

I adore you! Great idea.

Marie
08-16-2018, 03:14 PM
I did not understand how this works… I want my selfies to be drinking Starbucks beverages or some kind of fancy coffee

Marie
08-16-2018, 03:15 PM
They can be swimming in coffee if you like… it would be more realistic ;-)

katelnorth
08-16-2018, 04:39 PM
I'd like a place in Group 4 with a theme of Hallowe'en. I think I am player three, so here are my card requests:

This is still a very new deck to me, so:
p1: any heart
p2: any club
p3: me
p4: any spade except 4
p5: any diamond

I also asked for this theme in the August PAT, but not sure what cards people are making. Here's what extra info I can add:

Judylee, I think you're making me a Hallowe'en card in the August PAT, sorry to ask you to make two same themed cards in a row.

clubs: Heather, you are in my group in the August PAT, so you could add which club you are doing to player 2 so that it's any club except...

I'll pm catladybj and ask what card she's making so I can add that info.

CastleQueen5
08-16-2018, 05:04 PM
Ha ha swimming in coffee !

Marie
08-16-2018, 10:13 PM
Yep :-)

CastleQueen5
08-17-2018, 01:16 AM
I am going to go to Scraps of LOVE all day tomorrow with some friends for an open craft day. So I will be gone til late AZ time and very late the rest of the world time. Marie you keep them in line, and answer questions OK? I mean greet anyone new and let them know I will update Thursday night.

ferretgirl
08-17-2018, 05:31 AM
For my group I want Jellyfish but I can't remember what group I am in right now & I am too tired to go look. Sorry!

karenr
08-17-2018, 06:39 AM
I would like to join Group 1 please and I like the theme of selfie with flowers in your hair.

CastleQueen5
08-17-2018, 10:33 PM
For my group I want Jellyfish but I can't remember what group I am in right now & I am too tired to go look. Sorry!
I found you, No problem Group 6.

CastleQueen5
08-17-2018, 10:35 PM
I would like to join Group 1 please and I like the theme of selfie with flowers in your hair.

Glad to have you Karenr and fun theme. One more player in that group and we can get started.

Carol
08-19-2018, 06:36 AM
Great, group 6, steampunk or fairies.

dithespy
08-19-2018, 07:06 AM
Could I be in Group 4 - APC. Theme: Birds - Cards Pl 1:6 Spades, Pl 2:7 Spades, Pl 3: 8 Spades, Pl 5: 9 Spades
and Group 6 - Theme: Steampunk

JudyLee
08-19-2018, 09:11 AM
Hello! My theme and cards for group 4: I'm working on a celestial deck so this time I would like cards with a shooting star or stars with a quote ,words or text. Player 2 10 of spades, player 3 10 of clubs, player 4 10 of hearts, player 5 10 of diamonds. Thanks!!

CastleQueen5
08-19-2018, 01:26 PM
Awesome themes, I updated.

One selfie spot left, and one Easy theme APC spot left. Tell a friend !

Sorxia
08-19-2018, 03:06 PM
I've been dithering on joining this swap, mostly because there's all those glorious open spots in the APC groups just begging to be filled and I've never done an APC and I've been wanting to give it a try but I know me and if I start down that path, before you know it I'll be 6 decks in and hopelessly addicted....and now I'm rambling...but those empty spots are eyeballing me, giving me my chance, and dang, I think I'm going to have to jump in!..

I'll take the last spot in group 4....Eeek!! This will be my first APC deck!!!!! I really like JudyLee's Celestial deck idea, sounds beautiful, so I'm going to piggyback that idea and start my deck with a theme of: Moon with a quote of phrase (preferably mystical, not cutesy). Here are my cards: p1: Ace of Spades, p2: 2 of Spades, p3: 3 of Spades, p4: 4 of Spades.

Also, I'd like Group 2: theme: a Scene with Acorns (on a tree, with a squirrel, as a centerpiece, doesn't matter, just so long as it's in a setting, not just a picture of an acorn).

Thanks!

CastleQueen5
08-19-2018, 03:27 PM
I've been dithering on joining this swap, mostly because there's all those glorious open spots in the APC groups just begging to be filled and I've never done an APC and I've been wanting to give it a try but I know me and if I start down that path, before you know it I'll be 6 decks in and hopelessly addicted....and now I'm rambling...but those empty spots are eyeballing me, giving me my chance, and dang, I think I'm going to have to jump in!...

I'll take the last spot in group 4....Eeek!!! I'll update in just a mo' with my theme.

Yep we have a new addict to APCS, let us celebrate!

jo.on.the.go
08-19-2018, 03:40 PM
Please add me to Group 2. I would like a realistic bat (the animal, not a baseball bat).

CastleQueen5
08-19-2018, 03:49 PM
Please add me to Group 2. I would like a realistic bat (the animal, not a baseball bat).

Oh that made me laugh. I mean laugh out loud. I dont LOL very often but that did it for me. Ok bats but not BB bats. Thanks for joining us.

Sorxia
08-19-2018, 04:27 PM
I've been dithering on joining this swap, mostly because there's all those glorious open spots in the APC groups just begging to be filled and I've never done an APC and I've been wanting to give it a try but I know me and if I start down that path, before you know it I'll be 6 decks in and hopelessly addicted....and now I'm rambling...but those empty spots are eyeballing me, giving me my chance, and dang, I think I'm going to have to jump in!..

I'll take the last spot in group 4....Eeek!! This will be my first APC deck!!!!! I really like JudyLee's Celestial deck idea, sounds beautiful, so I'm going to piggyback that idea and start my deck with a theme of: Moon with a quote of phrase (preferably mystical, not cutesy). Here are my cards: p1: Ace of Spades, p2: 2 of Spades, p3: 3 of Spades, p4: 4 of Spades.

Also, I'd like Group 2: theme: a Scene with Acorns (on a tree, with a squirrel, as a centerpiece, doesn't matter, just so long as it's in a setting, not just a picture of an acorn).

Thanks!

Updated!

MisterLarson
08-19-2018, 05:07 PM
I would like to join group three along with BexMadeMe.

My theme would be 80's Sci-fi Movie Characters.

Here's some links to ideas:

Flash Gordon
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080745

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086856/

Ghostbusters
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/

Tron
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084827/

Hopefully that sounds fun to people. :)

Lysankya
08-19-2018, 05:52 PM
Thanks for thinking of me for this game! I would love to join GROUP 3.

My Theme: "SciFi Pin Up Girls" Google that for image inspiration!

MicheleMC
08-19-2018, 10:06 PM
I’d love to join group six with steampunk.

huddlestonmollie
08-19-2018, 11:06 PM
CastleQueen5 - thank you for the invitation to join your Mid-August PAT. I would love to join so can you please add me to Group 1? I've never done a swap like this before so I want to be sure I'm clear on this. I take a selfie and then make four ATCs showing myself as specifically described in the requests? Can I use any media to create the sunflowers, coffee, etc.? Then, I'm supposed to say what I would like others to be doing? I will need to think about that and I know you need to know within 48 hours. Is that correct? Also, since it's not due until November will you please sign me up for Group 6 also and I'll give you my theme when I give it for Group 1. This sounds like a lot of fun and I hope I have it straight. Thanks again so much for the invite!

ferretgirl
08-20-2018, 03:16 AM
CQ I think that in Group 6 Carol might want to pick one or the other; It is really supposed to be a choice of theme not themes.... I could be wrong, though....

CastleQueen5
08-20-2018, 01:32 PM
I am here to update, thanks in advance for all those who joined.

CastleQueen5
08-20-2018, 01:39 PM
CastleQueen5 - thank you for the invitation to join your Mid-August PAT. I would love to join so can you please add me to Group 1? I've never done a swap like this before so I want to be sure I'm clear on this. I take a selfie and then make four ATCs showing myself as specifically described in the requests? Can I use any media to create the sunflowers, coffee, etc.? Then, I'm supposed to say what I would like others to be doing? I will need to think about that and I know you need to know within 48 hours. Is that correct? Also, since it's not due until November will you please sign me up for Group 6 also and I'll give you my theme when I give it for Group 1. This sounds like a lot of fun and I hope I have it straight. Thanks again so much for the invite!

You got it and so glad to have you. So you just tell us for the selfie group what you want us all to be doing. I got you down for both groups.

huddlestonmollie
08-20-2018, 03:55 PM
CastleQueen - For Group 1 (the selfie group) I would like to see a bird somewhere on you (head, shoulder, arm or anywhere else). For Group 6, I'd also like birds. I'm on a bird kick I guess. I do love them all from crows to gold finch and anything in between. Thanks so much!!

CastleQueen5
08-20-2018, 05:59 PM
Ok I got it huddlestonmollie.

CastleQueen5
08-20-2018, 07:04 PM
Updated.

huddlestonmollie
08-20-2018, 08:07 PM
Thanks CastleQueen5!!

Pikkis
08-21-2018, 10:53 AM
Okay CastleQueen5, I´m jumping into group 5 with one of my very old themes, so I hope that won´t scare anyone from joining me there... But I really would like to complete my Lord of the Rings/Hobbit-deck, so that is my theme, please :)! And I prefer collaged/mixed media, so that said my cards and numbers are P2- 7 of hearts, P3- 7 of diamonds, P4- 7 of spades and P5- 7 of clubs. The cards can be based on the books or the movies.

CastleQueen5
08-21-2018, 03:20 PM
Pikikis so thrilled you will start out the challenging theme APC group. I might join you with something challenging.

hem18
08-21-2018, 10:05 PM
Sign me up for Group 7 please! My theme will be HOPE

CastleQueen5
08-21-2018, 10:08 PM
Oh great theme, hem18!

Pikkis
08-22-2018, 10:43 AM
Pikikis so thrilled you will start out the challenging theme APC group. I might join you with something challenging.

Oh, please do :)!

CastleQueen5
08-23-2018, 12:58 AM
xstitchers PAT is full, and Katelnorth's is close to the deadline. So we might get a few more swappers.

KiraCat
08-24-2018, 11:21 AM
I got 15 iTraters so sign me up for group 7! Theam is Alice in Wonderland. Preferably creepy but cute and whimsical is okay too.

Allegrae
08-24-2018, 02:08 PM
Groups 5 and 7, please -- themes to follow

karenr
08-24-2018, 06:51 PM
I like a challenge so I am thinking I would like to also join Group 3 and stick with the Sci Fi theme that is going. I will pick Katniss Everdeen.

CastleQueen5
08-24-2018, 07:33 PM
Oh thank you 3 for signing up. I got you down Kiracat, Allegrae and Karenr

miss
08-24-2018, 08:23 PM
Can I get the last spot in group 3, with characters from the TV show X Company ( https://www.cbc.ca/xcompany/ )?

ali
08-24-2018, 10:32 PM
This is by FAR the best gold embossed PM I've ever received... you need to tell me what brand of digital embossing powder you used, CQ!!! (So that might only be funny to me after a very long day back at work....) I am super late to this party, but can I sneak in to Group 7 with the theme of emotions? (By which I mean to choose any emotion and depict it in any way that feels accurate for you; there is literally no wrong way to do this... I am just curious to see how different people experience/depict various emotions with colors, shapes, textures, words, images, etc... whatever feels accurate for the artist! I don't know where that idea is coming from because I've never made an emotion trading card before, either, but for some reason it's sticking in my brain.)

CastleQueen5
08-24-2018, 10:33 PM
Awesome theme, and wow what an awesome group 3. You are the cool kids. 4 of the 7 groups are full.

CastleQueen5
08-24-2018, 10:38 PM
This is by FAR the best gold embossed PM I've ever received... you need to tell me what brand of digital embossing powder you used, CQ!!! (So that might only be funny to me after a very long day back at work....) I am super late to this party, but can I sneak in to Group 7 with the theme of emotions? (By which I mean to choose any emotion and depict it in any way that feels accurate for you; there is literally no wrong way to do this... I am just curious to see how different people experience/depict various emotions with colors, shapes, textures, words, images, etc... whatever feels accurate for the artist! I don't know where that idea is coming from because I've never made an emotion trading card before, either, but for some reason it's sticking in my brain.)

Great theme, Ali.

Back in 2017, I hosted a swap series on swapbot called getting all emotional A-Z. Swapbot isnt a centralized host group. so you were assigned partners by a BOT, a robot. No emotions there. I will have to make a flicker album someday soon to show you what I got. I didnt save too many photos of what I made.

I designed the swap because I bought some awesome women rubber stamps and wanted to depict emotions.


Here is a link to 3 cards I made
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38366050@N07/35629800101/in/dateposted-public/

ali
08-24-2018, 11:06 PM
WOW those are awesome, CQ!!!!!!! And I love that A-Z idea... I've been working to find more descriptive ways to explain/describe emotions to my kids at work over the past week; that is actually a great way for me to think about it!!!

mcgillisj
08-24-2018, 11:28 PM
I'd like to join group 2 realistic cats, and group 7, Zetti Alice in Wonderland.

CastleQueen5
08-25-2018, 01:44 AM
That makes those groups full thank you. mcgillisj.


That only leaves places in the challenging apc group.

CastleQueen5
08-26-2018, 01:15 AM
We have 3 spots left in the APC challenging group. Can you think of who who are missing from the usual gang? Me neither.

katelnorth
08-26-2018, 04:24 AM
Hi Castlequeen & smallgirl - Can I just make a note for Group 4? I was supposed to do 2 of spades for smallgirl, but I have no 2s of spades at all (opened my last new deck to make one in the August PAT for someone) so I've asked Di if she minded swapping 2s - as she hasn't started yet, she said no problem.

So player 3 (me) will be making 2 of diamonds and player 4 (dithespy) will be making 2 of spades. I can't imagine that will be a problem, though perhaps you should change it so it won't confuse you when the cards come in??

Thanks!

CastleQueen5
08-26-2018, 01:05 PM
Hi Castlequeen & smallgirl - Can I just make a note for Group 4? I was supposed to do 2 of spades for smallgirl, but I have no 2s of spades at all (opened my last new deck to make one in the August PAT for someone) so I've asked Di if she minded swapping 2s - as she hasn't started yet, she said no problem.

So player 3 (me) will be making 2 of diamonds and player 4 (dithespy) will be making 2 of spades. I can't imagine that will be a problem, though perhaps you should change it so it won't confuse you when the cards come in??

Thanks!

Yep got it kind of but first coffee. It will prevent errors on my part.

Allegrae
08-26-2018, 09:28 PM
Theme for Group 5: "Rosemary's Baby" -- book or 1968 film (any card)
Theme for Group 7: Charcuterie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charcuterie)

CastleQueen5
08-26-2018, 11:16 PM
I am going to start a Diamondbacks Baseball team DECK

First player David Peralta No 6.
David Peralta (https://www.google.com/search?q=david+peralta&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS775US775&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZuYidoYzdAhVGz1QKHYfYA2sQ_AUICygC&biw=1280&bih=694#imgrc=hefHMbgBr8JUFM:)


Player 1-- 6 of diamonds
Player 2 -- 6 of hearts
Player 4 -- 6 of Clubs
Player 5 -- 6 of spades

CastleQueen5
08-26-2018, 11:23 PM
That leaves only 2 spots left in group 5 the challenging apc group. (my favorite group in every pat btw)

smallgirl
08-27-2018, 12:02 AM
Hi Castlequeen & smallgirl - Can I just make a note for Group 4? I was supposed to do 2 of spades for smallgirl, but I have no 2s of spades at all (opened my last new deck to make one in the August PAT for someone) so I've asked Di if she minded swapping 2s - as she hasn't started yet, she said no problem.

So player 3 (me) will be making 2 of diamonds and player 4 (dithespy) will be making 2 of spades. I can't imagine that will be a problem, though perhaps you should change it so it won't confuse you when the cards come in??

Thanks!

That sounds fine with me, as long as dithespy and CastleQueen5 say it's ok!

CastleQueen5
08-27-2018, 01:09 AM
I think Dithespy and Katlenorth worked it out. It is fine with me. sometimes that happens.

I personally have a BUCKET of playing cards. Like the size of shoe box. (I have issues I know). I would be glad to slip one or 2 cards into anyone's returns if they are missing cards. Esp the international players. Smallgirl? Katelnorth? any requests?

katelnorth
08-27-2018, 03:38 AM
Well, I have a stack about 2 inches high of cards from various decks which I haven't used yet. Plus I have a brand new deck with every single card in it....except the 2 of spades, because I had to take that one out for the August PAT! I dont' know what it is about the 2 of spades...

Just looked through my stack of cards, and I have ALL the other spades (including THREE eights). I have most of the other cards as well - a few missing - including some where I have four of each card.

I don't mind buying another deck - I can get them in a couple of places fairly locally where they aren't too expensive; I just wanted to work on that card this weekend without having to go out and buy more cards!

katelnorth
08-27-2018, 01:03 PM
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OK, so I am trying to get ahead on all my firm committments - I've signed up for a lot of swaps (mostly Hallowe'en ones), but if I get behind once school starts again, I can drop them, as they are just general swaps. I wanted to get all my PAT swaps done as there's no dropping them! I still have to make cards for my own PAT swap, but although they are due before these, they don't have to be mailed, so I can even make them the day before the due date. I probably WON'T, but I could if I had to!

Anyway, so here are my cards for Group 4.
First, for JudyLee, 10 of clubs with a shooting star or stars & a quote
Next, for smallgirl a 2 of diamonds (not spades, lol) with a whale or dolphin
Then, for dithespy, a bird themed 8 of spades. I've made several birds for this deck before, so I tried to take a very different approach to previously
Finally, for sorxia a 3 of spades (which I have lots of!) with a moon & quote

And last but not least, a hostie. I thought about doing a selfie with sunflower, but my printer is out of most colours of ink at the moment (ink on order) and I couldn't find any film photos of myself that were a)big enough to actually recognise that it was me b)taken within the last 10 years and/or c) not with other people really close to me. So I just fell back on something I knew might find a happy home.

These will go in the post to you tomorrow, Heather. And sending some RRs with them, might as well save postage!

CastleQueen5
08-27-2018, 01:33 PM
Well, I have a stack about 2 inches high of cards from various decks which I haven't used yet. Plus I have a brand new deck with every single card in it....except the 2 of spades, because I had to take that one out for the August PAT! I dont' know what it is about the 2 of spades...

Just looked through my stack of cards, and I have ALL the other spades (including THREE eights). I have most of the other cards as well - a few missing - including some where I have four of each card.

I don't mind buying another deck - I can get them in a couple of places fairly locally where they aren't too expensive; I just wanted to work on that card this weekend without having to go out and buy more cards!
I do understand that desire to not have to go run errands when you want to create

CastleQueen5
08-28-2018, 04:47 PM
2 APC challenging spots left, I wonder if Beckster would like to play.

ChronicReader
08-29-2018, 01:00 AM
If there is still a spot open in group five I will play.

CastleQueen5
08-29-2018, 01:34 AM
If there is still a spot open in group five I will play.

Sure thing, glad to have you. Pick a theme and tell us what cards you want.

ChronicReader
08-29-2018, 02:41 AM
Thanks! I will go ahead and go with the ancient theme, I only have one card for it! I think I'm player 4? If I'm wrong I'll come back and edit it.

theme is Celtic God or Goddess

Player 1: Ace of diamonds
Player 2: Ace of hearts
Player 3: Ace of clubs
Player 5: Ace of spades

Meraki
08-29-2018, 05:26 AM
Ok, I’ll play....my theme is The Sound of Music ....cuz it holds just a few of my favorite things!

Meraki
08-29-2018, 05:32 AM
P1- 7 of diamonds, P2- 7 of clubs P3- 7 of hearts P4- 7 of spades

CastleQueen5
08-29-2018, 02:29 PM
Awesome we are FULL and moving to archived.

CastleQueen5
08-30-2018, 03:28 PM
I will check in daily, but we are full and have been moved to Active, so we can begin creating. I am actually working on the PAT card xsticher is hosting first. But that is just logical.

Marie
08-31-2018, 07:44 AM
I’ve started my first card. :)

Terri F
08-31-2018, 02:30 PM
Group 2 cards are in my gallery.
I try my best with realistic....I cater more on the side of "whimsy" lol

Sorxia
08-31-2018, 06:17 PM
Fantastic cards, Terri F!!

BexMadeMe
09-03-2018, 02:21 PM
My cards have been posted. Pics are in my gallery.

KiraCat
09-03-2018, 05:47 PM
Got my cards done! Will upload later today and send out tomorrow. I already have your address so that's good to go.
This was my first time doing zeti style so I hope it looks okay lol

KiraCat
09-03-2018, 09:45 PM
okay my cards for group 7 are in my gallery :)

miss
09-04-2018, 06:30 PM
Mailed my cards today!

MisterLarson
09-04-2018, 06:40 PM
Geez, guys! You're making look bad! I haven't started mine yet but never fear, MisterLarson is here! I'll get them in on time. :)

CastleQueen5
09-05-2018, 01:09 AM
Geez, guys! You're making look bad! I haven't started mine yet but never fear, MisterLarson is here! I'll get them in on time. :)

Me neither, and I have to do Xstitchers pat due in OCT, but I have time. I am thinking of joining the Next PAT.

CastleQueen5
09-05-2018, 01:39 AM
Katelnorth your Cards arrived today, along with the other goodies for the CRRR.

Thank you for the Geigo Gecko Hostess card, he made me smile with his sunflower.

I am thinking the next Time the Gecko should be riding a zebra through a field of sunflowers drinking a latte.

katelnorth
09-05-2018, 11:53 AM
Pretty sure that's an advanced theme...




I am thinking the next Time the Gecko should be riding a zebra through a field of sunflowers drinking a latte.

CastleQueen5
09-05-2018, 02:34 PM
I do wonder if I could make a card like that. That gecko is pretty talented. It might work. OFF the drawing board.

Meraki
09-05-2018, 02:38 PM
Just mailed today!

CastleQueen5
09-05-2018, 02:41 PM
Thanks Sheila, I will let you know when they arrive. I am hoping they bring some cooler weather with them.

Terri F
09-05-2018, 02:44 PM
to be mailed the 6th :)

Marie
09-05-2018, 11:18 PM
I have my first card done!! Do we post or keep it a surprise??

CastleQueen5
09-05-2018, 11:58 PM
I have my first card done!! Do we post or keep it a surprise??

Most folks post them so we can all ooohhh and awweeee.

Marie
09-06-2018, 02:28 PM
199017

CastleQueen5
09-06-2018, 03:06 PM
Marie is that you? I think you look like me. hahhaha

Marie
09-06-2018, 04:39 PM
Yep… That’s me… I’ve got one of those faces. Almosr everywhere I go people come up to me thinking they know me. I’m the universal doppelgänger! ;-)

CastleQueen5
09-08-2018, 01:08 AM
Kiracat, your cards arrived. You really did a super job with the themes.

Thanks for the tea hosty card.

CastleQueen5
09-08-2018, 06:50 PM
Miss your cards for the HD group 3 arrived today. That group is so fun.
Thank you for the cat hostess card.

_________
Carol your cards came in for group 6, thank you for the fun coin with the cat as a hostess card.

karenr
09-08-2018, 10:02 PM
Is it okay that in my self portraits for Group 1 I look like a fresh faced 12 year old instead of a mature 50 year old?! I just can't seem to draw how I actually look! :(

mcgillisj
09-08-2018, 10:33 PM
Karen, you're so funny, LOL! Wouldn't we ALL like to look like a fresh faced 12-year-old!!

CastleQueen5
09-09-2018, 11:37 PM
Is it okay that in my self portraits for Group 1 I look like a fresh faced 12 year old instead of a mature 50 year old?! I just can't seem to draw how I actually look! :(

Well, What about an immature 50 year old? Honestly no one is going to judge you on your art. I dont plan to draw, as it isnt required. I plan to take a black and white copy of a photo and do my best to drink coffee and the like.

CastleQueen5
09-11-2018, 01:44 AM
Terri F your fun cads arrived. Thank you. For the hostess coin

CastleQueen5
09-11-2018, 01:50 AM
Sheila your awesome cards arrived today.

Thank you for everything.

dithespy
09-13-2018, 07:04 AM
My cards are ready for mailing

Group 4

199176 Shooting Stars for JudyLee
199177 Whales/Dolphins for smallgirl
199178 Halloween for katelnorth
199179 Moon for Sorxia

dithespy
09-13-2018, 07:07 AM
And Group 4

199180 Jellyfish for Ferretgirl
199181 Steampunk for Carol
199182 Steampunk for MicheleMC
199183 Bird for huddlestonmollie

and
199184 Host Card for CastleQueen5

Pikkis
09-13-2018, 12:19 PM
So cool cards dithespy and especially that Halloween-card for katelnorth is extra cool and creepy :)!

CastleQueen5
09-13-2018, 08:13 PM
Awesome Dithespy.

Marie
09-14-2018, 02:12 PM
Great cards dithespy! I especially love the shooting stars and the winged zebra!

katelnorth
09-14-2018, 06:28 PM
Great cards, dithespy. Love my creepy Hallowe'en card!

CastleQueen5
09-15-2018, 12:01 AM
BBexmademe. Your cards arrived and yes that was enough postage.

Pikkis
09-16-2018, 09:14 AM
My cards for group 5 are done and here they are:

1) Rosemary´s Baby for Allegrae
2) David Peralta for CastleQueen5
3) Celtic Goddess Danu for Chronic Reader
4) The Sound of Music for Meraki
5) Jack Sparrow as a hostie for CastleQueen5

Will try to get these into mail asap :)!

CastleQueen5
09-16-2018, 12:15 PM
You did @ great job on those cards Pikkis.

CastleQueen5
09-16-2018, 12:17 PM
There are 2 apc spots left in Nastaha mays pat. I am in the group. I’m asking for another diamondbacks B.B. player. Dang can’t remember the other 2 themes. But they are fun ones.

CastleQueen5
09-25-2018, 12:13 AM
Sorxia your group 4 cards arrived, and great work. All of your group will be thrilled with their cards

Karenr, your cards for group 1, are super cute, You do like old enough so dont worry. Great job with the selfies.

Your group 3 cards are well done. You did a good job of safely mailing the two groups.

Thank you for making me a cat hostess card. I sure love cat cards.

huddlestonmollie
09-28-2018, 10:36 AM
CastleQueen - my cards went in the mail yesterday. I had great fun making these!

CastleQueen5
09-28-2018, 10:52 AM
Thanks for the update Huddlstonmollie

CastleQueen5
09-29-2018, 08:03 PM
huddlestonmollie Your cards arrived today.

I love both hostess cards you made me. Thanks for spoiling me. Your cards are lovely.

CastleQueen5
10-03-2018, 07:18 PM
Pikkis your group 5 cards arrived. I loved the Johnny Depp envelope you used. Thank you for the Johnny Depp/Jack Sparrow hostess card. I love it. I also love my David Peralta card too. One itrader at at time.

Pikkis
10-04-2018, 12:02 PM
So glad to hear all that CastleQueen5, thank you :)!

CastleQueen5
10-05-2018, 07:58 PM
Dithespy, Your awesome cards arrived. oh thank you for the zebra with wings. Love it.

smallgirl
10-05-2018, 08:19 PM
Here are my APCs, and a host card for CQ5:

Marie
10-05-2018, 11:47 PM
Now it looks more like me.

199981

CastleQueen5
10-06-2018, 12:57 AM
Thanks for posting photos, It made me smile to see your works.

CastleQueen5
10-06-2018, 12:59 AM
MY ONE MONTH ALARM went off. I hit snooze.

So the PAT cards are due NOV 5th, one month. Dont get caught procrastinating. (that means you, castlqueen5)

CastleQueen5
10-10-2018, 08:12 PM
Nothing new in the mail, lately.

Marie
10-10-2018, 08:21 PM
200116

katelnorth
10-11-2018, 02:54 AM
Very creative, Marie. I worried about my ability to do a self-portrait, but if something like that comes up again, I have a few more ideas - thanks!

Marie
10-11-2018, 09:42 AM
Kate, I tried drawing myself but it didn’t look much like me. In fact I looked a little bit more like Heather. So I decided to go with the photo. Everything else is handpainted though. :-)

CastleQueen5
10-12-2018, 12:18 AM
Kate, I tried drawing myself but it didn’t look much like me. In fact I looked a little bit more like Heather. So I decided to go with the photo. Everything else is handpainted though. :-)

I was thinking even I dont look like me. I mean in my mind, My hair isnt even long any more. But in my head, I am young and thin, and have long hair, even in my dreams. I am still in my 20s in my dreams and wearing black legging like pants from the 90s. Go figure

Marie
10-13-2018, 06:48 PM
Sounds like a lovely image. :)

ferretgirl
10-14-2018, 04:10 AM
I think huddlestonmollie's theme in Group 6 is supposed to be just birds? Not birds on us?

CastleQueen5
10-14-2018, 12:01 PM
I think huddlestonmollie's theme in Group 6 is supposed to be just birds? Not birds on us?

You are so right. I wonder if that confused anyone in the group. I will pm the other players. I had the theme from the other group she was in listed as well as any birds. I fixed it.

sweetgypsy
10-14-2018, 06:43 PM
Heather, my selfies for group 1 are on their way to you. Be careful when opening - they may scare you! :twitcy:

JudyLee
10-15-2018, 03:59 PM
Cards in the mail today.... finally. They've been done for several weeks . Thanks!!

CastleQueen5
10-16-2018, 12:34 AM
I will let you know when they arrive. Nothing new in the mail today.

jo.on.the.go
10-16-2018, 01:42 PM
Here are my cards for Group 2 HD/HP easy theme:

200262 Namaste for TerriF

200260 Fiddler Crab for DeniseMDupree

200259 Acorns Growing on Oak Tree for Sorxia

200261 Kitty for mcgillisj

Terri F
10-16-2018, 02:52 PM
All are so nice.

I really like my Namaste'

thank you :)

CastleQueen5
10-16-2018, 06:34 PM
Sweetgypsy, your selfie cards arrived. Nice work. I read your note and I agree.

CastleQueen5
10-16-2018, 06:39 PM
jo.on.the.go, you always make my heart sing with your watercolors. Great work.

smallgirl
10-16-2018, 10:12 PM
Hoping mine reach you soon, I posted on Oct 9th

CastleQueen5
10-18-2018, 07:06 PM
Judylee, your group 4 cards arrived, and everything is in order. Great art. Thank you so much for the cute cat with a crown card that you made for me as a hostess card. I needed that.

CastleQueen5
10-20-2018, 09:22 PM
Denise, Your pat cards arrived today. Thank you for making me a cat Hostess card.

DeniseMDupree
10-22-2018, 11:51 AM
Glad to see they arrived :) Meant to post them sooner!

Realistic cat for mcgillisj:
200444
Acorns for Sorxia:
200445
Realistic bat for jo.on.the.go:
200446
"Namaste'" for TerriF:
200447
And a winged lion for our hostess, CastleQueen5:
200448

CastleQueen5
10-23-2018, 12:50 AM
Super photos Denise.

CastleQueen5
10-23-2018, 10:57 AM
Smallgirl your PAT apcs arrived today. Thank you for the hostess apc. I will go thank you also for the MMH APC.

off to do all the updating.

CastleQueen5
10-23-2018, 11:03 AM
I might swap out group 4s cards since they are all in.

Marie
10-23-2018, 04:36 PM
Great cards Denise! I especially love your cat! Well done :-)

CastleQueen5
10-23-2018, 09:35 PM
Jo.on.the.go, your cards arrived, and the Scorpio hostess cards sure does fit me Thanks.

CastleQueen5
10-23-2018, 09:41 PM
I did mail out the returns for group 4. Dithespy is in 2 groups. I did mail her group 4, as the postage for the two groups makes it wise to mail the groups separate.

Sorxia
10-24-2018, 02:38 AM
I've been so busy, I'm cutting this one pretty close! Eek! But my group 2 cards are all ready and packaged and will go out with the morning's mail.

CastleQueen5
10-24-2018, 08:28 AM
I've been so busy, I'm cutting this one pretty close! Eek! But my group 2 cards are all ready and packaged and will go out with the morning's mail.

Thanks, so much, for the update. I will let you know when they arrive. I mailed back your group 4s. Sorxia.

Marie
10-24-2018, 09:04 AM
Mailing mine today as well!!! This is a super fun swap!

CastleQueen5
10-24-2018, 09:07 AM
Mailing mine today as well!!! This is a super fun swap!

Oh thanks for saying that Marie. I will let you know when they arrive.

CastleQueen5
10-24-2018, 11:08 PM
Nothing new in my mail today, but Thursday is usually a bigger mail deliver day. Mondays are huge.

CastleQueen5
10-26-2018, 11:35 AM
MEEP! MEEP! 10 day warning alarm going off. I will now Pm the players.


If your swap has arrived, you should have received itrader from me already. Please let me know if missed you.

CastleQueen5
10-26-2018, 11:26 PM
I am opening the mail while I watch the World series.

CastleQueen5
10-27-2018, 06:52 PM
Sorxia Your group 2 cards arrived.

CastleQueen5
10-29-2018, 04:14 PM
Marie your selfies for group 1 arrived. Thank you. Thanks for the Geico Gecko on the card. I might pull that off and save it in a journal. I love the hosty birthday card.

Marie
10-29-2018, 11:30 PM
I’m glad you’re pleased CQ. I wanted to put the gecko on the birthday card, but didn’t find one till I was ready to mail. Still, I really liked what I came up with, and I’m very glad that you do too. :)

katelnorth
10-30-2018, 03:32 AM
Well, this is awesome - I got my returns for group 4 in the post yesterday, before the swap due date even :) It's extra awesome because I asked for Hallowe'en themed APCs and I got the cards back actually before Hallowe'en. Go figure! Anyway, thanks very much to Heather for being such an efficient hostess and thanks to smallgirl, dithespy, judylee and sorxia for great cards to start off my new Hallowe'en deck! Off to do iTraders.

CastleQueen5
10-30-2018, 11:39 AM
I am glad group 4 arrived. Thanks to group 4 for mailing early.

ChronicReader
10-30-2018, 01:05 PM
Mailed, I am so sorry it’s so close to the due date! With a three week hospital stay and a huge project for school time got away from me.

Sorxia
10-30-2018, 02:00 PM
Came back from holiday to a stack of awesome! Got my Group 4 cards and I'm thrilled! Thanks all, off to leave iTrader!

JudyLee
10-30-2018, 06:28 PM
Received my awesome group 4 cards!!! Love them all. I'll leave I traders later! Thank you!!!

ali
10-31-2018, 04:16 AM
Mailed mine out over the weekend :~)

CastleQueen5
10-31-2018, 02:52 PM
Thanks for the updates.

I should mention this.

If you are in two groups, you would only give the host one itrader. And the host only gives you one itrader for the swap.

BUT if by chance say I was in two group with you. You would give me one itrader per card I made for you. And I would get host itrader.

I also would give itrader to each player I make cards for, such as group 1.
Confused yet? I hope not.

CastleQueen5
11-01-2018, 04:48 PM
mcgillisj your pat cards arrived in great shape. Thanks for the hostess card and the money for postage.

CastleQueen5
11-02-2018, 09:17 PM
Chronicreader and Michele MC, your cards arrived.

smallgirl
11-03-2018, 05:26 PM
A delightful pod of whales and dolphin APCs swam into my mailbox this week. Thank you everyone :)

CastleQueen5
11-03-2018, 06:54 PM
I got ALI's group 7 cards. Thank you for the sunflower selfie hostess card.

CastleQueen5
11-04-2018, 11:25 AM
I signed up to host the MID December PAT. I figure by then you all my be ready for another PAT and close to the Holidays being over, and of course they are not due til March.

I was thinking of an AND THEME

Your theme need to be AND. for example

Sunflowers and Butterflies, Mermaids and seaweed, Red headed girls and black cats? Steampunk and Red somewhere, What do you think of that?

katelnorth
11-04-2018, 11:49 AM
That sounds fun - I'd be up for it!

ferretgirl
11-05-2018, 12:51 AM
I've done some themed PATs & they do tend to fill up slower but why not give it a try? Then you can say you did it. A lot of it depends on what the themes are, too. I think you should go for it....

CastleQueen5
11-05-2018, 03:10 PM
Hem18 and Ferretgirl your pat cards arrived today.

ali
11-05-2018, 04:41 PM
I love the "and" theme idea, CQ!!

CastleQueen5
11-05-2018, 04:41 PM
Today was the deadline. My mail came today, so I dont expect anymore cards today. I started swapping

Group 1, group2 are swapped. Group 3 is a sad situation, players will get a pm. My apologies, I will see if I can make a card for you.

I pmed the player that I might still get cards from. I do have a slight grace period before I have to have the swaps back in the mail.

Group 6 is getting swapped next. I will mail off the envelopes I can, today. And update later today.

CastleQueen5
11-05-2018, 06:39 PM
I got group 6 swapped.. Those steampunks are chunky. I will go to the PO and get them hand cancelled.

So just a few more groups to swap.

CastleQueen5
11-06-2018, 10:28 AM
I am mailing off most of Group 1, group 2 and group 6 today. I expect the last players envelope today. So I can mail off the remainder of the groups on Wednesday.

Great art from all of you.

Group 3 you will get a pm with instructions soon. Mailing group 3s Wednesday. I am making each group 3 player a card, to ease the pain.

CastleQueen5
11-06-2018, 09:20 PM
Allegrae your pat cards arrived. They are lovely. Thanks for the host coin. I will swap this out.

I also got the coin for the CRRR, with the clams, cute. I am inspired.

Marie
11-07-2018, 12:39 AM
Sorry to hear you’ve got a sad situation on your hands... usually swapping out is fun. I hope you’re still enjoying your hosting experience. :)

CastleQueen5
11-07-2018, 02:42 AM
Oh it is just sad that two of the swappers in group 3 didn't send their swaps.

karenr
11-08-2018, 05:50 AM
That is sad CastleQueen5, I really enjoyed making the cards for that group. :sad:

CastleQueen5
11-08-2018, 10:41 AM
All the cards are sealed in the envelopes and taped well. They are being mailed today. Off to pen my PM to group three.


You will find a link to each player in green. So the green link will take you to each player's info, Leave intrader for each player.



You also leave itrader for me, not that I am keeping track there, as I have many. I am keeping track here on returns.
Please post here in the thread, when your returns arrive so I can have a good idea time wise when I can archive the swap.

huddlestonmollie
11-09-2018, 05:55 PM
Received my awesome returns today. Thanks to dithespy, carol, Michele MC, ferretgirl, Marie, karenr, sweet gypsy and CastleQueen5 for their wonderful cards. Also a special thanks to CastleQueen5 for being a great hostess!!!

Sorxia
11-10-2018, 01:37 AM
Received my group 2 cards. Love them! Thanks all!

DeniseMDupree
11-12-2018, 12:29 PM
I love all of my crabs! Thank you, Group 2!

BexMadeMe
11-13-2018, 03:56 PM
Got my cards thanks miss and karenr. Thanks also to CastleQueen5 for hosting.

sweetgypsy
11-13-2018, 03:59 PM
I received lots of fun selfies in oversized glasses today! Too fun!! Thanks all :D

CastleQueen5
11-13-2018, 07:21 PM
Thanks to all who have been leaving the itrader. I just left mine for the self group and the Group 5 apc.

jo.on.the.go
11-14-2018, 11:24 AM
I received the flock (is that the right word for a group of these critters?) of bats while I was away from home for a long weekend, so I am a little slow at getting these thanks out. I just love bats and I am so happy with them all. Back in the "old days" when I was in college, I took a class in animal behavior and I studied bat behavior by keeping some caged in my apartment. Ever since then I have had a tender spot for bats.
Thanks for hosting Castlequeen5, and to these artists as well DeniseMDupree, mcgillisj, Sorxia, and TerriF.

ferretgirl
11-14-2018, 10:38 PM
Your bat art work always looks amazing, too, Jo!

Pikkis
11-15-2018, 12:39 PM
Received fabulous cards yesterday :)! Big thanks to CQ5 for hosting and to the fellow group-members for the great LOTR-intakes!

mcgillisj
11-17-2018, 08:21 PM
I received my fabulous returns! Thanks to all and to CastleQueen5 for hosting!

CastleQueen5
11-17-2018, 11:18 PM
That is sad CastleQueen5, I really enjoyed making the cards for that group. :sad:

I thought so too. In fact that group had some of the coolest themes.

CastleQueen5
11-18-2018, 12:21 AM
Is there anyone else who wants to check in to say that they got their returns?

CastleQueen5
11-18-2018, 12:42 AM
I plan to archive this PAT on Wednesday. I will host a pat again in MID Dec and it wont be due til March 1st.

CastleQueen5
11-28-2018, 12:35 AM
There are still too many players who have not checked in that is what I have not archived this swap yet.

Marie
11-28-2018, 12:48 AM
I’m sorry I forgot to post here!! Got my cards a while back. All reps and itrader were given the same day. So sorry for not posting here too Great swap!

CastleQueen5
11-28-2018, 08:12 PM
I heard from many of the players via PM that they did get their returns.

I am archiving this swap. You can still leave itrader, but you can't leave comments. or remove attachments without the help of the moderators.

Thanks to everyone who played. I will be hosting the MID DEC PAT in just a few days.

There will be a theme. the theme is AND

YES< AND

you pick a theme that has AND, cats and coffee, zebras and rainbows, you get the idea.