View Full Version : Hand Drawn Pirate Queens - Due July 31st

05-29-2008, 09:53 PM
Returns were mailed out on 8/11


Those wonderful creature of history and myth! Girl pirates, woman pirates, pirate wenches, pirate captains. Male pirates only as minor or supporting characters. They can be scary, cute, lusty, whimsical, or something else entirely. As long as they are hand drawn pirate queens, I'm happy.


Here's some things that are important!

1) Only hand drawn cards in this swap! Feel free to draw your pirate queen and then decorate/collage/embellish her a little, but keep it mostly hand drawn. Send in cards that you are proud of and would like to receive - cards that you have a hard time parting with...you know what I mean.

2) Please put your user name and the swap name on:
*the back of each and every card you send.
*the envelope that you mail to me.
*your return envelope.

3) Keep the cards light and thin to keep everyone's postage costs to a minimum! Nothing heavy or too thick. It's nice when the cards fit in sleeves.

4) Include a SASE with 59 cents in postage if you are mailing from the USA. Remember that the postage rates just went up!!

5) International players - I will take 4 in this swap and pay the postage for the 4 of you. More international players are welcome to sign up if they can pay their own postage.

6) This is a 3 for 3 swap. Send me three cards and you will get three back. Host cards are not required, but would certainly be enjoyed.

7) When you are ready to send your cards, let me know and I will PM you my address.

8) Please send your cards in plastic sleeves to keep them safe!

9) I will leave you iTrader feedback as soon as I receive your cards. I hope that you will do the same for me when you receive your returns, as well as leaving reputations for the artists who made your returns. We all like to know where our babies end up!

Arrrrrrr....let's draw!!

1. dolores4fun (TX)....7/23
2. nowzem (VA)....received 7/27
3. SeaSong (MI)....received 6/31
4. Thecoffeeshopgirl (Canada - Int'l 1)....received 6/7
5. Chronata (WI)....received 6/7
6. miss (NJ)....received 7/5
7. djl1050 (??)....received 7/7
8. Frog Princess (UK - Int'l 2)....received 8/9
9. coffeelatte (OR)....received 7/30
10. fingers (Singapore - Int'l 3)...received 8/1
11. sashibala (GA)....received 7/13

05-30-2008, 01:02 AM
Okay, now this sounds fabulous! I would love to play.

05-30-2008, 09:54 AM
ooh me me me please!

05-30-2008, 10:02 AM
I added dolores and nowzem. Welcome!

05-30-2008, 03:35 PM
This sounds like fun, Can I join in to?

05-30-2008, 03:57 PM
Arrrrrrrr an' welcome to SeaSong and thecoffeeshopgirl!

05-30-2008, 04:05 PM
OMG! A swap just perfect for ME!

I'd love to play too!

(I'm in Wisconsin)

05-30-2008, 05:23 PM
Awesome! I saw the cards in your gallery yesterday, and was hoping that meant you were hosting a pirate swap. Please sign me up.

Question: Is it OK to have collage-y type backgrounds as long as the pirate herself is drawn/ painted?

05-31-2008, 01:21 AM
May I join in the fun?

Frog Princess
05-31-2008, 10:23 AM
Pirate Queens!!!!!!
I have SOOOOO got to play!!!!!!!!!!!
*quickly nabs an international spot*

05-31-2008, 01:33 PM
I added Chronata, miss, djl1050, and Frog Princess. Welcome!

miss - That sounds fine - collage-y backgrounds could be cool.

06-02-2008, 11:58 AM
ok...that was inspired! I'm DONE!

Here are four piratey queens!

06-02-2008, 03:13 PM
Wow - that was FAST! And they are beautiful!

Frog Princess
06-02-2008, 05:38 PM
Crickey Chronata- you don't hang about do you????
Those cards are gorgeous!

06-02-2008, 06:15 PM
Wow, great cards Chronata!

06-02-2008, 08:04 PM

well...I AM a Pirate Queen...so it all comes easy to me! :jimlad:

(This is me in one of the last pirate themed shows I did!)

Frog Princess
06-02-2008, 08:08 PM
Gorgeous costume, Robyn! You look fantastic.

06-09-2008, 12:24 AM
I received wonderful Pirate Queens from Chronata. Quite saucy lasses! Thanks so much!!!!!!

06-11-2008, 09:31 AM
Please sign me up, OM....

I think I will be travelling back to California next week for my mom's knee surgery (FINALLY!) and the hand drawn cards are the way to go for trips like this...

06-11-2008, 10:55 AM
Awesome! I'm so glad you're playing!! Don't worry about the postage - Arthur and I will drop them off when we are out on one of our walks.

I got great cards from thecoffeeshopgirl over the weekend. Thanks for the goodies!

06-12-2008, 11:06 AM
You know I love this theme, right? Here are a couple links that are not quite pirate queens, but definitely noteworthy...


06-13-2008, 05:48 PM
I will be off to the wild wilderness for some camping and Summer Solstice celebration. There is no internet where I am going, so you all will have to fend for yourselves for a little while. I will be off-line from Wednesday, June 18th through Monday, June 23rd. I will catch up with iTrader, etc. when I get back.

06-15-2008, 09:27 AM
can i join? Thanks

06-15-2008, 12:53 PM
I'm glad you're on deck, fingers! Welcome! :jimlad:

06-18-2008, 10:04 AM
I'm outta here! See you all on Monday - have a good weekend and Happy Solstice!

06-26-2008, 08:41 AM
I love me shipmates an' anythin' shipmate related! Could ye please sign me up fer this swap, ya lovely lass? :jimlad:

06-26-2008, 10:57 AM
SeaSong - those are awesome!

sashibala - you are signed up! Welcome.

06-26-2008, 12:42 PM
Wow, Seasong!!!

06-26-2008, 08:51 PM
Love 'em, SeaSong!

07-02-2008, 01:20 PM
My pirates went in the mail today-- hope they behave themselves!

07-06-2008, 04:54 PM
Yay! Me saucy lasses are ready to be mailed! :)

We have Captain Venus Widebottom, Wanda Wigglehips, Wren Bosombobble, and Kendra Kissyface.

I just need to know where to send them, please. :D

07-06-2008, 09:28 PM
Love 'em! Great job.

07-06-2008, 09:52 PM
those are fabulous, Sashi!!!!

07-07-2008, 10:31 AM
Those are great! I'm sending my address to you now.

07-07-2008, 10:34 AM
I'm going to be out of town and off line for 5 days. I'm leaving on Wednesday (7/9) for The Oregon Country Fair (http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/) and will be back on Monday (7/14). I will update iTrader, answer questions, and be generally available again on Tuesday (7/15).

Just to note - this is my FAVORITE thing I do all year long. It is the point upon which my calender revolves. I'll be out there in approximately 54 hours (but who's counting?) and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

07-07-2008, 09:33 PM
I got great cards Saturday from miss. Nice work! And today djl1050's ladies showed up. As long as none of the ladies find my grog, I think we will be okay. Heaven help me if all these lasses bust into my stash though...

07-10-2008, 08:47 PM
Here are my first two....... Hester and Esmerelda. :D

07-10-2008, 08:55 PM
For those of you who don't know the Oregon Country Fair, it's absolutely out of this realm...OM is going to shine, I'm sure!

07-10-2008, 08:56 PM
Love the eyepatch pirate queen, delores4fun!

07-11-2008, 01:45 AM
Here's another of my girls..... Carmen. She's been playing in the treasure chest again. And dear Meg should stay out of the sun with her red hair and fair complexion.

07-11-2008, 11:55 AM
I loved Carmen so much that I made her my avatar. ;) She's going to be hard to part with.

07-11-2008, 12:10 PM

That's exactly what happened with the card I am using for my avatar. :yes: I ended up keeping her, though, and made another for the swap I was in when I made her. (*giggles*)

07-11-2008, 05:21 PM
I love both y'all's sexy avatars, hehe. :D

07-11-2008, 10:12 PM
I'm loving all these pirates!

07-14-2008, 12:12 PM
Here's one of mine -- I need to dig the others out from below my pile of clippings from the collage-a-thon.

OM - When you get a chance to recover from the OCF, zap me over a message so we can arrange a meet-up before the 31st. I need to do a few finishing touches, but should have them ready this upcoming weekend.

07-14-2008, 12:36 PM
CL, I love your pirate girl! And the eye patch on the cat is wonderful! :)

07-15-2008, 09:27 AM
I've posted three of my gals in my gallery. Check them out if you want! :D OM, can I have your addy so I can get these in the mail? Thanks!

*oh, I'll post them here too, like everyone else :D*

07-15-2008, 04:38 PM
Those are great!

07-16-2008, 11:30 AM
This sounds like so much fun! Do you have any more international spots open?

07-19-2008, 12:46 AM
There is one more international spot. Do you want it??

07-21-2008, 11:45 AM

here is my last pirate girl--she's my personal favorite--please keep the extra card for you, OMama! :D

07-21-2008, 12:29 PM
Nowzem, I *L*O*V*E* her! I can see why she is your personal favorite! :yes:

07-21-2008, 07:28 PM
HEEHEE!! Awesome, nowzem!

07-26-2008, 11:59 AM
Dolores4fun - your cards are wonderful!! I have such a box of rowdy, sexy girls right now. :jimlad:

07-28-2008, 05:49 PM
I got great cards yesterday from nowzem! Thanks for the extra.

I'm still looking for cards from fingers (I think they're on their way), coffeelatte (just down the street...she says she'll drop them off soon), and Frog Princess. Then these girls are ready to swap!

07-30-2008, 09:01 AM
Nowzem - I love that last one, too!

Taylor - Cards going to your door today! Sorry it seems like we are going to miss one another this time, and I hope you'll like the cards. Photos going up later on today.

07-31-2008, 01:59 AM
coffeelatte dropped her cards by today. Lovely ladies! So we are waiting on 2 international deliveries. I'm gonna wait a couple of days to see if those guys show up - maybe they will be here tomorrow! Anyway, I can't get to the post office until Tuesday at the earliest anyway, so that should give a little grace period for our late comers.

Rest assured I will have your girls in the mail in the next week-ish. :jimlad:

08-04-2008, 12:07 AM
Pirate Lovers,

I have received the following from Frog Princess:

I'm a sad, sad froggie!!!!
I was expecting the Pirate girlies to pretty much be with you by now- but had a nasty surprise yesterday when I got home from town.
The cards were home again- I'd sent them to the wrong person (different swapsies here in England.)


I'm not sure how the blazes I managed to do something so stupid! Whether I wasn't concentrating and copied out the wrong details in a hurry- or the wrong envelope (though I don't where the right one went if that's the case) or what. I'm so angry at myself.

My first thought was to get them into a new envelope and mail them out as soon as poss- but the snag with that is that I can't do that before Tuesday, as it's a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, so there'll be nowhere open to do so till then.
Obviously that means they'd be really late.
I'm gutted- I loved this swap and was pretty pleased with how the girls turned out (there are 4 of them- one was for you to choose as hostess card). I'll still send yours to you and something else.

Hon, I am so sorry. I feel such a first class moron.
Can I just make absolutely sure I have your addy right- I don't want to make any more dumb mistakes!

Would any of you seriously mind if we gave the Princess the go-ahead to mail on Tuesday? I will swap and send back out within 24 hours of receiving her cards if that is okay. I know that you have all be waiting with bated breath to see your new lasses, and if any one of you wants me to just go ahead and do the swap, I will. But I thought I would ask - because it doesn't hurt to ask.

What do you think? Wait for the Frog Princesses cards or not?

(P.S. You can PM me your response if that is more comfortable for you).

08-04-2008, 12:14 AM
Poor Froggie... I know what it feels like to make an oopsie like that. I have no problem waiting a bit longer for the wee lasses to be mailed out after her cards get here!

08-04-2008, 02:27 AM
I don't mind waiting at all. I lost an entire stack of cards a couple of weeks ago. I just found them (thank goodness).

08-04-2008, 01:31 PM
of course no problem at all! I thought I might be late on this one, so I better be willing to give someone else a chance ;)

08-07-2008, 10:55 AM
I got cards from fingers (actually last Friday, but I spaced noting that here :rolleyes:).

Frog Princess says she has dropped hers in the mail and they will be here soon.

08-10-2008, 02:02 PM
The cards of the Frog Princess have arrived! They got here yesterday, so I will swap today and put them in tomorrow's mail. So they should be getting there SOON! You are all really nice to wait.

08-10-2008, 07:13 PM
I emailed a template of some of our queens to be placed in the Swap Gallery. Keep your eyes out for that, and I will post here when it is up. You all did amazing work!!

08-11-2008, 07:55 PM
All the returns went to the post office this morning, so you should be receiving your lasses soon! (Okay, wait, not coffeelatte's cards. But that is because she lives 2 blocks away from me and I will walk them over today or tomorrow)

Anyway - you guys did awesome work and I wanted to keep all the cards. A totally gorgeous set of ladies passed through my home.

I think I have left you all iTrader points (if I didn't, please let me know and I will!). When you get your cards, leave me an iTrader back and rep/you rock points for your friends.

AND we are in the swap gallery - CHECK US OUT! (http://www.atcsforall.com/swap22.php) There were 12 players in this swap, so there is one card from each of you.

Thanks to everyone for playing!

08-11-2008, 08:55 PM
AND we are in the swap gallery - CHECK US OUT!

Wowsers, they all look great! Can't wait to get my set :)

Btw, do you still have the scan of the card of mine that is there? I'd love to have a copy for my gallery...

08-13-2008, 03:54 PM
Received mine-- thanks to djl1050 and two (!) from nowzem.

08-13-2008, 04:37 PM
Damn. I really thought I checked and double checked that there were no double-ups. But at the end there, the toddler was fussing and his dad wasn't being very...shall we say...effective. So I lost focus. Sorry about that.

08-13-2008, 08:52 PM
'S okay. Nowzem does good work :)

08-15-2008, 11:01 PM
My cards came earlier this week, but sonny-boy didn't turn them over to me in a timely fashion. So apologies for making you worry (if you did, OM)...

Thanks to Chronata for Captain Morgan Stern! I did not have any of your cards in my collection and am excited to add one! I also received Pirate Queen Lati Heartsy from Fingers...and I could swear I'd had a card by you before, but can not recall where it is in my book. And then, the beautiful Pirate "Grace" by my friend SeaSon...we've been in several swaps now, haven't we! I love the card, and the way you did the back too!

OrganicMama sure was a great host, and I really liked having a copy of my cards in the envie!

Are you going to do this swap again sometime? Or something new and different?

08-16-2008, 01:26 PM
Are you going to do this swap again sometime? Or something new and different?

Yeah, a sequel would definitely be cool... or a guy pirate swap, so our queens have some friends? :)

08-16-2008, 05:11 PM
Avast for Inspiring Booty! I got me Swashbucklin' Queens today!!

Thank you OrganicMama! You sent me some truly amazing cards! I am very very pleased with my Haul!

Thank you dolores4fun for Meg! Befreckled and bemused! I love her expression!And I LOVE your art!

Thank you to FrogPrincess for Queen of the Island! What a beautiful card! So glad OMama waited! She's a treasure, to be sure!

and Thank you to Coffeelatte for Pirate Queen in Jacket! Damn...I want her coat! She is a true stylish Wench, and an awesome inclusion to me collection!

Frog Princess
08-16-2008, 07:49 PM
Mine came today! I am so so glad that You were all so kind and waited for my cards to arrive- I was gutted when it all went wrong- and I'm SO happy not to have missed out- because these cards are amazing!
Thank you to OrganicMama for being such a generous host,
to Sashibala, Chronata and thecoffeeshopgirl for FAB cards- I love them so much
And thank you to everyone else who was so patient and understanding. I really appreciate it. :wubclub:

08-22-2008, 04:48 PM
i've got my rep points. Thank you. But i've not seen my returns. Should i be worried?

08-22-2008, 04:59 PM
Hmmmm....they have been in transit almost 2 weeks. I wouldn't worry yet. They should show up any day.

Coffeeshopgirl (in Canada) hasn't posted that she's gotten hers either. Maybe international is just slow right now.

The Olympics might be messing with things in that general area of the world as well...who knows.