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LavenderLizard
05-28-2008, 12:34 PM
Swap Due Date: July 15
Sign up / Withdraw Date: July 1
Number of Cards: 3:3
Number of participants: 20

Ancient forms of writing are beautiful and mysterious, and I have always loved trying to write my own messages using hieroglyphics or other symbols. In this swap, players will create ATCs containing words or short messages using any form of ancient writing. Don’t worry about using them “correctly”—you can be creative and interpretive. Any medium is welcome, but the work must be your own and each card should be unique. Make your cards something you would be pleased to receive in return. Late cards will be returned.

Please write the name of your card, your username, place of origin, and the swap name on all ATCs and your username and swap name on all envelopes to prevent confusion. Please put your cards in sleeves. US players, please enclose a SASE with 59 cents minimum in postage. Internationals, please enclose a SAE. I can cover your postage. An extra card would be lovely, but is never required.

So who wants to play?

Participants:
1. baronessnz RECEIVED
2. WITHDREW
3. OOPS on me!
4. stormarela RECEIVED
5. rockstargirl RECEIVED
6. kylieluvsart RECEIVED
7. susietex RECEIVED
8. kstyles RECEIVED
9. Wudwooda RECEIVED
10. Vicki Z RECEIVED
11. WITHDREW
12. Joni Owens RECEIVED
13. Dooda RECEIVED
14. withdrew
15. malinmaskros RECEIVED
16. liverson
17. Meow2000 RECEIVED
18. kat RECEIVED
19. Els RECEIVED
20. Paula RECEIVED
...and me!

RoOskie
05-28-2008, 03:38 PM
THIS IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!!! MAY I JOIN PLEASE? THIS IS AN AWESOME SWAP, GREAT IDEA!! - ROOSKIE

LavenderLizard
05-28-2008, 05:33 PM
You're the first to sign up! Welcome, Rooskie.

Ibus
05-28-2008, 06:25 PM
Oh wow, me please! I had a ball doing hieroglyphics on a card for another swop.

ScramperSue
05-28-2008, 06:53 PM
oh man, why so soon?? I'd love to do this, but it is too soon

stormarela
05-28-2008, 06:56 PM
please sign me up. !

rockstarsgirl
05-29-2008, 01:34 AM
i have to do this one....and then no more till at least august. hehe...that's what i keep telling myself

kylieluvsart
05-29-2008, 02:55 AM
yeah I would like to sign up too please!

susietex
05-29-2008, 03:00 AM
Oh heck, I said no more for now, but this is just so my thing, you wicked person, I'm in!!!

kstyles
05-29-2008, 08:48 AM
I've gotta do this! I'm in the same boat as some of you. I said no more til after summer too but these ideas are just too creative to pass up.

LavenderLizard
05-29-2008, 09:28 AM
Wow, guys! I've hit a nerve with one of my own passions here. Welcome to: Ibus, ScramperSue, stormarela, rockstargirl, kylieluvsart, susietex, and kstyles.

Wudwooda
05-29-2008, 10:48 AM
Ok, you knew I would sign up for this one!

LavenderLizard
05-29-2008, 11:55 AM
Thought I'd see you here! Welcome, Wudwooda!

Vicki Z
05-29-2008, 01:47 PM
I abosultely, positively, without a doubt, HAVE TO be in this swap.
Great theme!

LavenderLizard
05-29-2008, 01:48 PM
I'm adding you to the group, Vicki!

Moony
05-31-2008, 03:33 PM
I'll play.

LavenderLizard
06-02-2008, 09:38 AM
I've added you to the list!

Joni Owens
06-04-2008, 05:20 PM
Hey Lav!!!!!
Can I play?

LavenderLizard
06-04-2008, 05:21 PM
You bet! Welcome, Joni.

Dooda
06-04-2008, 08:55 PM
Hi, Sign me up please!

Dooda

LavenderLizard
06-04-2008, 08:59 PM
Welcome to the mix, Dooda!

TheeCoyote
06-04-2008, 09:17 PM
I'd like to make some ancient calligraphy. Please add me to the list.

Links:
http://www.upennmuseum.com/cuneiform.cgi Write Like a Babylonian
http://titus.uni-frankfurt.de/personal/jg/unicode/table8.htm Old Persian Cuneiform

Best Link: http://www.ancientscripts.com/ws_types.html

LavenderLizard
06-04-2008, 10:05 PM
Sounds great! I've added you, TheeCoyote!

malinmaskros
06-05-2008, 05:49 AM
I have thought about it, and realize - I have to join! After all - I live in the land of Vikings (i.e. runes), and I have studied hieroglyphs at the university. This swap is made for me!

LavenderLizard
06-05-2008, 09:28 AM
Welcome, O runic one! I've added you, malinmaskros.

liverson
06-05-2008, 01:10 PM
Can you please sign me up.. Ive been waiting for a good ancient theme.

LavenderLizard
06-05-2008, 01:49 PM
You bet! Welcome, liverson!

malinmaskros
06-09-2008, 07:42 AM
All of my cards are finished, now I just need a shipping address!

7081 7082

Vicki Z
06-09-2008, 09:01 AM
Those are cool cards, malinmaskros.
Are you posting the translations?

LavenderLizard
06-09-2008, 10:26 AM
Very exciting!!! I've PMed my address.

Meow2000
06-10-2008, 01:40 AM
i like to play please. it will fun to use Ancient letters :jiggy:

kylieluvsart
06-10-2008, 03:00 AM
thanks for the links! I got a few examples printed out did two cards and hated them soo I am back to the drawing board.

LavenderLizard
06-10-2008, 09:58 AM
Welcome to the mix, Meow2000!

kat
06-11-2008, 08:26 AM
Please sign me up.

malinmaskros
06-11-2008, 08:52 AM
Translations on the back of the cards!

LavenderLizard
06-11-2008, 10:01 AM
Welcome, Kat!

LavenderLizard
06-11-2008, 07:25 PM
I will be in and out of town until next Tuesday with very limited internet access, so if I don't respond to you immediately, that's why. Back soon, though!

kylieluvsart
06-12-2008, 05:43 AM
Lavender, I have finished my cards and need your address..... please

Vicki Z
06-12-2008, 07:28 AM
I have one card completed. This is a bit more of a challenge than I expected. I have discovered I don't do heiroglyphics very well. WOW, I have so much respect for all those artists that did these glyphs in stone.:notworthy:

Els
06-12-2008, 11:38 AM
Please include me on this...I have long dabbled in ancient symbolism and (modern) linguistics, so my mind is already racing with this theme...

Els
06-12-2008, 11:39 AM
Love the runes, Malinmaskros!

LavenderLizard
06-12-2008, 07:14 PM
I'll add you, Els!

Meow2000
06-15-2008, 04:03 PM
Here are my cards :) they will go out monday

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x171/meow2000/AWritings.jpg

LavenderLizard
06-15-2008, 08:45 PM
How lovely!! I look forward to seeing them in person...

Paula
06-15-2008, 10:11 PM
Could I play too please?

LavenderLizard
06-16-2008, 05:30 PM
Certainly! I'll add you in, Paula...

LavenderLizard
06-17-2008, 04:28 PM
I received some beautiful cards from kat today! Thank you very much for the extra one.

LavenderLizard
06-17-2008, 04:29 PM
I have also received great cards from malinmaskros!!! Thanks to you as well for the extra card.

susietex
06-20-2008, 05:11 PM
Hi there, cards are in the post.

LavenderLizard
06-20-2008, 06:35 PM
Thanks for letting me know, susietex!

I received Meow2000's lovely cards today...thank you for the extra. I'm keeping the Babylonian one!

rockstarsgirl
06-21-2008, 02:25 AM
Here's my 4...3 plus a hostess card.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20023&w=m

The colors are much brighter IRL and those two backgrounds aren't the same color.

baronessnz
06-21-2008, 05:02 AM
Any more spots? (international)

LavenderLizard
06-21-2008, 09:19 AM
You've officially grabbed the last spot in the swap! Welcome!

stormarela
06-24-2008, 12:40 AM
I'd like to make some ancient calligraphy. Please add me to the list.

Links:
http://www.upennmuseum.com/cuneiform.cgi Write Like a Babylonian
http://titus.uni-frankfurt.de/personal/jg/unicode/table8.htm Old Persian Cuneiform

Best Link: http://www.ancientscripts.com/ws_types.html

I have spent lots of time browsing these sites, thank you TheeCoyote, and finally felt totally confused, overwhelmed and inspired to make my cards.
Mine are a mishmash of many different ancient writings, from different times and places, in a confusing jumbled mess ( like it must have been to try to decipher some of them!).
I like how they turned out actually. On the back of each card, I did my best to sign my name with a different ancient script. (Not so sure its accurate, but it was fun!)
This is a great theme, and I hope we do it again!

Susan

LavenderLizard
06-24-2008, 12:56 PM
What great cards, guys! I am so excited!

LavenderLizard
06-26-2008, 09:43 AM
I received cool cards from Vicki Z yesterday. Thanks for the Solstice returns and fun goodies, too!

I received amazing cards from susietex, including an extra for me! Many thanks! I'll leave you itrader for this swap as soon as the system will let me.

LavenderLizard
06-26-2008, 12:27 PM
I also received some lovely runes from kylieluvsart. The burned edges were a great idea!

LavenderLizard
06-27-2008, 09:20 AM
I received some great hieroglyphics from Joni Owens yesterday! Thanks for the extra. I have to wait to give you iTrader, though, since I just gave you a point for another swap...

Vicki Z
06-27-2008, 09:33 AM
This has been a FUN swap!!! Great theme!

LavenderLizard
07-01-2008, 05:22 PM
I received some lovely cards from stormarela last night! Thank you for the extra card. How did you make the backgrounds? Did you use salt, or splattering? Very cool looking!

stormarela
07-01-2008, 08:33 PM
I used watercolour to paint the different sections, a different colour for each language. Then, as I was cleaning my brushes and the watercolour tray, I just started splattering the cards with each colour of ink. I made quite a mess, but I thought the spots and splats made it look somewhat like rock, granite maybe.
The more I did, the better it seemed to look, so I had quite some fun with it.

Moony
07-02-2008, 01:40 PM
I need to withdraw. I'm sorry I am a day past the date but I have been having some rough times and forgot to post yesterday.

LavenderLizard
07-03-2008, 06:05 PM
No worries! I'll go ahead and take you out. Hope things get better!

Paula
07-07-2008, 12:40 AM
Mine are ready to go. I will mail out tomorrow!

Dooda
07-07-2008, 01:36 AM
Hi,

My cards are ready but I seem to have forgotten to get your address. I am very excited to see what I will get!

Thanks,
Dooda

LavenderLizard
07-07-2008, 09:07 AM
I'll watch for your cards! I PMed Dooda my addy.

Dooda
07-07-2008, 08:04 PM
I mailed my cards today.

Dooda

rockstarsgirl
07-07-2008, 08:51 PM
Those are so great! My favorite is the 3rd one.

LavenderLizard
07-08-2008, 12:56 PM
Good day for cards...

I received great cards from Els--great work!
Also from rockstargirl--thanks so much for the extra! and...
A great set in a poor battered envie (congratulations for your good packing, as they are all undamaged!) from baronessnz--they are lovely, and thanks for the extra card and goodies.

I'm so excited wtih all the cards so far!

Ibus
07-08-2008, 01:32 PM
I'm sorry, it's past the withdraw date, but I will have to withdraw. My cards have not worked as I wanted, there's only one I'm happy with and there's no time to start again.
Thank you.

LavenderLizard
07-08-2008, 05:05 PM
No worries--I can be flexible. I'll take you off the list.

LavenderLizard
07-09-2008, 04:06 PM
I received some great cards from Wudwooda today...thanks for the extra one!

stormarela
07-10-2008, 02:03 AM
the pictures are so tantalizing, I can't wait to see what I get too!

kstyles
07-10-2008, 03:25 AM
Everyones cards look so wonderful so far. I finished 2 of them. You can check them out in my gallery.

LavenderLizard
07-10-2008, 09:58 AM
Dooda's cards arrived yesterday...thanks for the extra goodies! Your cards look great in person...

LavenderLizard
07-11-2008, 12:06 PM
Just a reminder that the due date is fast approaching! If you haven't already sent your cards or need to withdraw, just let me know and we can work something out...

LavenderLizard
07-16-2008, 12:02 PM
I received Paula's cards! Great work.

LavenderLizard
07-16-2008, 12:04 PM
I am still waiting on several sets of cards...I'll give them a couple more days to get here before I swap if everyone doesn't mind. We'll cross our fingers that they come today!

kylieluvsart
07-17-2008, 06:28 AM
no worries!

LavenderLizard
07-17-2008, 09:39 AM
I received kstyles' cards yesterday--lovely work!

LavenderLizard
07-19-2008, 11:19 AM
I am still waiting on one set of cards...

I will switch out all the cards that I have this weekend--if the missing set doesn't come today, I will switch them out with some of the cards I switch for mine when they do arrive so that you'll get returns anyway. So I will plan on mailing out on Monday...keep your eyes peeled for the returns!

LavenderLizard
07-22-2008, 03:55 PM
The returns are in the mail! Please remember to give iTrader (to me) and rep points (to the players whose cards you receive) when the cards arrive so that everyone knows where their creations ended up. Thanks so much for playing, everyone. I hope you'll all be pleased.

kat
07-24-2008, 12:37 PM
My returns arrived today. They are deligfhtful. Thank you for the extra "thank you" card.

rockstarsgirl
07-24-2008, 04:36 PM
LOVE my cards! So wonderful. Thanks to lavender lizard for hosting, and meow2000, joni owens, and stormarela for the great cards. off to leave itrader and rep

Meow2000
07-24-2008, 08:46 PM
Love the cards that came today. Thanks to Lavenderlizard for hosting. Thanks to rockstarsgirl , thanks to JoniOwens ,and to VickiZ for there great cards.Also Lavenderlizard for the thank you card

I'm off to leave you rock points

Els
07-25-2008, 04:07 PM
My cards all arrived here safely, thanks to everyone for this terrific swap. I need a user name for Paula Kardell, please.

Els

Els
07-25-2008, 04:18 PM
Never mind...I figured it out. *Sheesh*

Vicki Z
07-27-2008, 05:15 AM
My cards arrived.
Thanks to kylieluvsart, Dooda and meow2000
Also to LL for hosting another great theme swap

malinmaskros
07-28-2008, 09:39 AM
I got my cards today, and they are wonderful! Thank you, Lavender Lizard (both for the cards and for hosting!), Wudwooda and Susietex!

kylieluvsart
07-29-2008, 01:46 AM
thanks lavender lizard for the cards I got today! Stormrela , malinmaskros, and lavenderlizard thanks for the cards

stormarela
07-30-2008, 01:16 AM
My lovely cards arrived today! Thanks to Lavender Lizard for such a wonderful swap and card, and thanks also to Rrockstarsgirl, Els, and Kylieluvsart

Paula
07-31-2008, 08:19 PM
I got my cards the other day. I love them all! Good swap!

LavenderLizard
08-02-2008, 09:33 AM
I'm glad everyone is getting their cards! They were all quite lovely.