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friedaquilter
05-28-2008, 12:35 PM
Venice ATC Swap, Due 30th August
Due date: 30th August
Sign-up/Withdraw by 30th July
3 for 3 swap (that's it, no extra sets please)
maximum participants: 30



All the cards were mailed out on 1st Sept!!


VENICE ATC SWAP


I have really been in love with Venice ever since I first visited it in the early 1970's and I'm sure there will be other people here who share my love for this gorgeous city. So join me and lets's have a lovely visit, even if it's just on our ATCs. All techniques are welcome. I just love all the variety this produces!

Make sure your username is on the back of every ATC and also on your return envelope. Enclose your ATCs in clear sleeves.

UK participants, please enclose a SSAE with the same postage as is required to mail to me. I would really like to insist on the addressed envelope!!

US participants, please enclose a self addressed envelope and LOOSE US postage to the same amount as it takes to mail to me (which I can use to participate in US based swaps) or if you like enclose a small gift in lieu.

Other nationalities, pleased enclose a self addressed envelope and I will cover your postage.

The Self Addressed Envelope wherever you are mailing from, is not optional. I really need it!! These are very large swaps and having to decifer addresses and writing envelopes adds just too much time to the mailing out. Easier for me to just stick them in your envelope! Thanks so much!

Please PM me for my address once your ATCs are ready for the mail!

I know life sometimes gets in the way and you simply have to withdraw. I don't mind at all, but please let me know as soon as possible should this happen.Any questions, let me know!

Red = cards received

Participants:
1. friedaquilter - Scotland, UK
2. jonquil - Sydney, AUS
3. Bright Spark - Edinburgh, UK
4. Ibus - Glasgow, UK
5. stellacometa - Milano, Italy - withdrawn 18.6.08 -
6. Mandy - Derby, UK
7. Irma - withdrawn 3.6.08 -
8. shaefme - N0VA - withdrawn 11.7.08 -
9. Janice - Warrington, UK
10. Sue W - Canberra, AUS - withdrawn 14.7.08 -
11. thoughtcrimes - Natick, MA
12. Loralou - Sheffield, UK
13. ria - Southampton, UK
14. insanebrainpain - Highwood, Illinois

jonquil
05-28-2008, 04:21 PM
Count me on this one Frieda - loved Venice when I went there about 10 years ago

Bright-Spark
05-28-2008, 06:05 PM
Oh no! I promised myself I wasn't signing up to anymore swaps, at least until I finished my piece for the Festival of Quilts, but seeing as it's you Frieda, who started off my addiction in the first place, I have to request a spot.

Be warned that you are unlikely to receive these until after 1 August....

Ibus
05-28-2008, 06:15 PM
I'd like to sign up please. Just to clarify it is for ATCs, as it says Inchies right at the bottom!

Ibus
05-28-2008, 06:17 PM
Oh no! I promised myself I wasn't signing up to anymore swaps, at least until I finished my piece for the Festival of Quilts, but seeing as it's you Frieda, who started off my addiction in the first place, I have to request a spot.


LOL Me too ... well to be strictly honest, I was already hooked on ATCs, but it was Frieda who introduced me to this site.

stellacometa
05-28-2008, 08:26 PM
Since my father is from Venice... I guess I'll just have to sign up ;)

Mandy
05-29-2008, 05:25 AM
me please frieda.

Irma
05-29-2008, 08:49 AM
Hi Frieda,

may I take part please?

Liebe Gtrüße Angelika

friedaquilter
05-29-2008, 12:25 PM
Welcome everyone to our Italian viaggio to Venetia: jonquil, Bright Spark, Ibus, stellacometa, Mandy and Irma. So happy you're here and thanks Ibus for pointing out I had put inchies. I uploaded 2 swaps and forgot to change that detail for this swap which is most definitely for ATCs!

schaefme
05-29-2008, 12:39 PM
I would LOVE to join! One of my favorite places in the whole world!

Janice
05-29-2008, 02:44 PM
yes please - how can I resist the hostess with the mostest and Venice - tho' how to do justce to Venice in an ATC I don't know:twitcy:

friedaquilter
05-30-2008, 12:22 PM
Wonderful to have you with us, shaefme and Janice! I'll add your names to our list!

Sue W
05-30-2008, 06:54 PM
I would love to join this swap ... please put my name down. :yes:

friedaquilter
05-31-2008, 12:47 PM
Great to have you, Sue, I'll add you to our list!

thoughtcrimes
05-31-2008, 01:01 PM
Oh, I LOVE Venice! I have only been twice so far, but I adore it. Please, may I join?

friedaquilter
06-01-2008, 11:35 AM
Welcome on our trip to Venice, thoughtcrimes, so pleased you're coming too!

Loralou
06-04-2008, 09:57 AM
May I sign up please? My cards are covered in gold and silver leaf which can't be seen from the scans so I took a piccy of one of them at an angle so you can see what I mean.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=16945&w=l http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=16946&w=l http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=16947&w=l http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=16948&w=l http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=16949&w=l

thoughtcrimes
06-04-2008, 10:33 AM
Loralou, those are fabulous! Great job. I am now convinced mine will be unworthy, but will redouble my efforts so that I don't embarrass myself.

friedaquilter
06-04-2008, 11:36 AM
Loralou, your cards have really taken my breath away, can't wait to have an ever closer look! And needless to say, you are so welcome on our trip to Venice!

Ria
06-18-2008, 09:28 AM
I'd like to have a go at this one!

friedaquilter
06-18-2008, 12:16 PM
Ria, wonderful to have you with us!! I'll add your name to our list immediately!

friedaquilter
06-18-2008, 12:18 PM
Loralou, your wonderful cards have safely arrived and look even more glorious than on the scan. What a great start to our viaggio Veneziano!

insanebrainpain
06-18-2008, 10:19 PM
May I join, please?
I am obsessed with anything Italian....

friedaquilter
06-19-2008, 12:46 PM
Wonderful to have you with us, insanebrainpain! I'll add your name to our list!

friedaquilter
07-11-2008, 03:19 PM
I hope you're all so quiet because you're dreaming of Venice! I've just started to think about my own cards and have made the background. Now as to what to put on top!

Sue W
07-13-2008, 04:42 AM
I'm afraid I'm going to have to withdraw from this swap. I go into hospital very soon and my energy levels are not very good at the moment.

friedaquilter
07-14-2008, 12:38 PM
Sorry to hear that, Sue, hope things go well for you in hospital and you're soon back to normal! Very best wishes!

jonquil
07-15-2008, 03:24 AM
Here are my cards - 3 to swap and one for our host. Am having a great deal of fun creating backgrounds to use at the moment. These went off in the post today.

Now it's off to work on my striped inchies.

friedaquilter
07-16-2008, 12:29 PM
I've made mine. They are all more or less the same and use an image from one of my vintage postcards.

friedaquilter
07-16-2008, 12:30 PM
What a gorgeous collection of cards, jonquil and thanks so much for my extra one!

friedaquilter
07-18-2008, 11:20 AM
jonquil, your gorgeous cards have arrived safely. Thanks so much for the extra one!!

jonquil
07-18-2008, 06:08 PM
Wow that was fast!!!!!

friedaquilter
08-08-2008, 12:58 PM
Janice, your gorgeous Venice cards are safely here and thanks ever so much for my gorgeous red fabric!! I love it!

OriginalYouth
08-08-2008, 12:59 PM
I started to panic because I wasn't done with these, but just realized I never signed up. Sooo, I guess it's fine that I only made one card. OOPS! I'll just trade it in the gallery, I guess. :)

thoughtcrimes
08-11-2008, 10:53 AM
Mine are 'in process'. I got temporarily derailed, but will have them sent out this weekend, I hope. I have had so much fun just collecting the images for this! I can hardly wait to get mine done and see the ones others have made. All of the ones posted so far are gorgeous.

friedaquilter
08-14-2008, 01:50 PM
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, thoughtcrimes and let me know when you need my address!

thoughtcrimes
08-14-2008, 02:11 PM
Oh, I need it now I guess. I will be finishing up on Friday night, and I need to get them out to you soon. THanks for the reminder.

friedaquilter
08-19-2008, 10:17 AM
Ria, your wonderful Venice ATCs are here, they're really lovely and thanks so much for the extra one!

thoughtcrimes
08-20-2008, 12:50 AM
I have posted my cards in the gallery, and they are on their way.
Extra is for our wonderful host.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=30782&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=30781&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=30780&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=30779&w=s

Ibus
08-21-2008, 09:26 PM
Mine were posted today

friedaquilter
08-22-2008, 11:47 AM
And they arrived today, Ibus, thanks so much, they're gorgeous!

Bright-Spark
08-25-2008, 06:00 PM
Mine will be going postal tomorrow, sorry for the delay.... they should still make it by the deadline (I will be horrified if they don't! I could pretty much walk to Frieda's place from mine by the due date).

friedaquilter
08-26-2008, 01:12 PM
thoughtcrimes, your gorgeous cards are here safe and sound. Thanks so much for the extra one and the enclosed postage!!
Bright-spark, can't wait to see your cards, and I have confidence in the Royal Mail bringing to me soon!
Mandy, are yours also coming?

friedaquilter
08-27-2008, 11:45 AM
The Royal Mail came up trumps, Bright-Spark and your envelope hit my postbox this morning. Thanks so much for the beautiful extra card and the lovely stamps!!

friedaquilter
08-30-2008, 07:37 AM
Mandy and insanebrainpain, your lovely ATCs arrived safely today!! Thanks so much for the extra card and the extra goodies enclosed respectively!!

friedaquilter
08-30-2008, 07:38 AM
And guess what, that means all the Venice beauties are here on the due date. You're all wonderful!! I'm going to swap them out tomorrow so they can go postal on Monday. But first I'm having one last lingering look at them all, they are so gorgeous!!

Loralou
09-02-2008, 10:34 AM
I got my Venice cards today! OOOOEEEe they are lovely! Thanks to Freida, bright spark and to thoughtcrimes for great ATC's.

Bright-Spark
09-02-2008, 12:53 PM
Don't tell me, I got some cards before Ibus????:D
Not that it's a competition, just that when they are winging their way from over the pond, they arrive in Glasgow earlier.

Lovely cards received from friedaquilter, Loralou and thoughtcrimes. Great swap Frieda - thanks!

Ibus
09-02-2008, 01:38 PM
Rats!! If only I'd gone online this morning . . . . :biglaugh: They get to me first cos Glasgow's closer to the States! :p
My cards arrived today too . Thanks to Frieda for a brilliant swop and to Insanebrainpain (Millefiori-Murano glass) Loralou and Janice for truly wonderful cards.

Ria
09-02-2008, 01:57 PM
WOW, fabulous cards arrived today - thanks to insanebrainpain, jonquil and Mandy for fabulous cards.
Thanks also Frieda for hosting this wonderful swap!

friedaquilter
09-03-2008, 10:46 AM
Glad the cards are finding their way to you all, and sorry the US participants will have to wait a bit longer!

friedaquilter
09-08-2008, 12:41 PM
If you fancy joining me in another ATC swap, I've now posted my new one with the theme of Three Fabrics. Here is the link:

Three Fabrics ATC Swap (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5755)

jonquil
09-11-2008, 05:44 AM
my cards have arrived safe and sound - thank you to Bright-Spark, Ria & Mandy for you lovely creations and thanks to Frieda for hosting a great swap

thoughtcrimes
09-23-2008, 08:15 AM
My cards arrived in great shape and I love them!! I received cards from Loralou, Brightcolors, and Freidaquilter. I have submitted the appropriate reps and iTrader points.
Also, congratulations to our host for being featured in ATC Quarterly in the latest issue. Very well deserved.

friedaquilter
09-23-2008, 11:51 AM
Thank you so much, thoughtcrimes! Your cards seem to have taken their time so I'm so pleased they have arrived safe and well!