View Full Version : Pink ribbon celebration Due date: Oct 30

08-14-2019, 06:03 AM
Due date: October 30
postage date for non-Australians: Oct 9
I live in Australia - mail will NOT reach me quickly! I normally allow 3 weeks when mailing my swaps to anywhere in the world - I suggest you do the same.
cards: 3 for 3, or 6 for 6
participants: unlimited
media: any and all

October is Pink Ribbon month in Australia - publicising all things Breast Cancer (celebrating survivors, raising awareness of prevention methods and fundraising for Breast Cancer research). I am one of those survivors - both in 2010 and again in 2017 and I know that there are quite a few other survivors on this site.

Let's celebrate the women, and men, who we know have survived, and remember those who didn't, by making cards with the Pink Ribbon symbol associated with this cancer.

Feel free to make the ribbon the focus of your card but give it an interesting background, not just plain white (you can Google for any number of images of this ribbon). Or you can include the ribbon as part of a word, saying or image (see some samples in the thumbnails but there are many others available on Google).

Due date:
Cards are to be in my hands by October 30. I will mail your returns as soon as possible but remember, it took up to 3 weeks to reach me so your returns may take up to 3 weeks to reach you. Please be on time so others don't have to wait.

Australian players - please include a stamp equivalent to your postage
International players - a well hidden US$1 bill.
if this is a problem for you please contact me and we will work something out

ALL players please include a LARGE address label (AT LEAST 2" x2"), I will provide envelopes. Please do not send those 3-in-a-row sleeves - they do not fit in my envelopes.

1. Do your best work - I plan to swap effort-for-effort as much as I can. This does not mean that you get the same media back, unless you specifically ask.

2. Clearly write your USERNAME and the SWAP NAME on the back of all your cards (so you can get fun rep points) AND​ on the back of your mailing envelope. I am running a few swaps at the moment and do not want to put you with the wrong returns.

3. Please mail early to allow time to reach Australia.

4. An extra card for the swap Host is greatly appreciated but is not required.

5. Embellishments are fine. The completed card needs to fit into a standard pocket and the embellishments need to be securely fastened so they don't fall off during shipping. If it is too bulky it is more than likely that the card may not reach me - either because the envelope has been torn and the card lost or it is too heavy.

6. Have fun!

7. I will give iTrader feedback when I receive your cards and will also update this post showing that your cards have arrived. In return I encourage you to give iTrader Host feedback to me when you receive your swap returns, and Rep points to the artists whose cards you receive. After all, knowing where your cards went is half the fun I think.

0. donnacr
1. Karr3ll - returned
2. Mushu - arrived
3. CastleQueen5 - returned
4. pouringdiva - arrived
5. seascape131 - returned
6. cinlan - returned
7. 3moffday2 - arrived

08-14-2019, 08:34 PM
Nobody wants to play? . . . . :)

08-14-2019, 09:38 PM
Please sign me up... cards going out in the mail tomorrow :)

08-14-2019, 09:59 PM
I would like to play please.

08-14-2019, 10:13 PM
WOW!!! Karr3ll that is very fast work - any chance of a sneak peek to inspire others?

Welcome Karr3ll and Mushu

08-16-2019, 04:55 AM
bumping us up

08-17-2019, 01:40 AM
are boobs and boobie things allowed??? tastefully of course!

08-17-2019, 08:28 AM
catladybj - tasteful treatment is acceptable but don't forget that the pink ribbon needs to be on each of your cards somewhere

08-17-2019, 10:06 AM
My cards are in My Gallery... I thought the black and white pics of women smiling (seemed like a survivors happiness, to me) and I really wanted the main color on my cards to be PINK :)
I hope they encourage others to join this wonderful swap idea.

08-18-2019, 05:21 AM
Your cards are perfect! Love that they have the pink ribbon symbol AND a gauzy pink ribbon of their own.

There is a lot of happiness as a survivor - both my daughters have married wonderful men and, between them, I now have 3 beautiful grandchildren. My son has met a lovely girl and is looking for a house for them to settle down. I would have missed ALL of this if I had succumbed to my first bout of cancer.
I still have the cards and gifts that friends on this site (some of whom I did not know till then) sent to me - they really helped keep the hope and joy alive.

08-19-2019, 10:48 AM
My cards are in My Gallery... I thought the black and white pics of women smiling (seemed like a survivors happiness, to me) and I really wanted the main color on my cards to be PINK :)
I hope they encourage others to join this wonderful swap idea.

I love your cards!!! Very inspiring!~. Good idea to use the black and white photos.


08-20-2019, 05:21 AM
welcome ​CastleQueen5

08-25-2019, 12:55 AM
Yes please!!I lost my grandmother to Cancer last June plus everyone that knows me knows I love PINK. I will work on these and get in the mail ASAP!!

08-25-2019, 02:06 AM
welcome pouringdiva. sorry to hear about your grandmother but glad to give you a reason for PINK.

09-05-2019, 09:28 PM
Karr3ll - your amazing cards have arrived.

I am currently working on some samples to put in the Gallery to, hopefully, inspire others to join. If not, we are a small, select group.

09-08-2019, 10:26 AM
I would like to join your swap and support the cure! Love and caring to all.

09-08-2019, 10:29 AM
Donnacr you have some great cards for this swap in your gallery.

09-08-2019, 10:57 AM
Seascape131 - welcome to the swap (and I have sent you my address)

As CastleQueen5 says - I have made some samples for this swap. Too many actually, so I would like to give one to each of the participants in this swap as a thank you for playing with me.

Here are the first few - I loved the saying on the 'cancer cannot. . .' card

09-08-2019, 10:58 AM
And a few more

09-08-2019, 12:16 PM
Here are 4 ATCs for the Swap.....ribbons are pink but did not scan pink, they are stardust pen and must reflect.

09-08-2019, 12:17 PM
Here are 3 more ATCs for the Swap...ribbons are pink but look gray, they are of stardust pen and they must reflect.

09-08-2019, 07:13 PM
seascape131​ - lovely restful cards with a good sentiment

09-09-2019, 12:13 PM
My Atcs for the swap have been mailed. Thank you for the compliment, and hugs, love, and caring to all who have been touched by the horrible disease of cancer. Healing and positive thoughts for all, and prayers for those touched by it.

09-10-2019, 03:42 AM
I will tell you when they arrive

09-17-2019, 05:20 PM
I am definitely interested. I am working on it...but don't sign me up yet.
So basically......lurking.

09-17-2019, 08:48 PM
Evilmomlady - definitely interested lurkers are always welcome. Find yourself a comfortable seat on my lurkers' couch

09-20-2019, 10:25 AM
bumping us up

09-28-2019, 03:16 AM
Seascape131 - your gorgeous cards have arrived

Everyone - don't forget to choose which of my samples (in posts #18, #19) you would like to receive as a thank you from me, otherwise they will be given out randomly

For those who have not mailed yet, remember that I live in AUSTRALIA and I recommend that you plan to have your cards in the mail no later than the end of next week.

09-28-2019, 11:23 AM
I haven't forgotten this swap. I might get it done this weekend.

09-28-2019, 11:25 AM
I really like the birds and bird houses card, that reads fight like a girl.

09-28-2019, 11:05 PM
CastleQueen5​ - it is now yours

09-29-2019, 09:23 AM
Since I was sending in cards for the Black versus White swap, I figured I would join this swap as well. I will be mailing both sets of cards tomorrow

You can see my cards here Pink Ribbon Cards (http://www.craftconnection2craft.com/messages)

09-29-2019, 09:50 AM
Great cards Cinlan, I like the woman with the purse the most.

I also like the first one, but cant seem to find the words why. But it is like a wish blowing on a breeze to me.

09-30-2019, 01:09 AM
May I join please? :)

09-30-2019, 01:21 AM
welcome cinlan - I also really like the lady with the pink ribbon skirt. Did you pleat the skirt yourself?

3moffday2 - of course you can join, welcome. Please remember that as i live in AUSTRALIA your cards need to be mailed by Oct 9 to guarantee their arrival in time.

09-30-2019, 08:13 AM
[QUOTE=Donnacr;2049276]welcome cinlan - I also really like the lady with the pink ribbon skirt. Did you pleat the skirt yourself?

I used a die that cuts and pleats the skirt.

10-01-2019, 10:31 PM

1 :beat-b- cancer
2 : pink vibes
3 : pink ribbons fight & run
4 : pink-ribbon(s) perfume
5: exclusive wine tasting pink ribbon fight
6: wings of hope & pink ribbons
7: let's fight breast cancer celebrate pink ribbon

I finish all and I'm ready to mail it , may I have your mailing address please ? Thank you :)

10-02-2019, 10:16 PM
Just to let you know that I already mail the atc cards on 10/2 (October 2nd ):)

10-03-2019, 12:02 AM
I mailed my set September 13th. I forgot to snap a picture of them and I really hope they arrive safely and soon. :huh:

10-04-2019, 06:59 AM
3moffday2 and pouringdiva - I will tell you as soon as they arrive

great variety in your cards 3moffday2

10-08-2019, 05:07 AM
just bumping us up

10-08-2019, 09:21 AM
I am still in. I will get these mailed today or tomorrow.

10-08-2019, 07:49 PM
Good to know - I will tell you when they arrive

10-08-2019, 09:54 PM
Yes, these go out in the mail tomorrow and do hope they arrive by the 30th.

10-09-2019, 09:33 AM
Most of my mail seems to be taking less than the 3 weeks that I recommended, at the moment, so you should be in luck.

10-15-2019, 03:47 AM
pouringdiva - your gorgeous cards arrived today.

ALL cards should be well and truly in the mail and on their way to me by now.

10-15-2019, 08:01 PM
3moffday2​ - your wonderful 6:6 arrived today

10-25-2019, 04:16 AM
I must withdraw, I just couldn't get into it. I initially had some thots, but then realized they probably weren't going to really sit the same after all. Next time hopefully. I'm sorry to miss out on these fantastic cards y'all have been posting!

10-25-2019, 04:36 AM
catladybj​ - thanks for telling me

10-29-2019, 03:29 AM
CastleQueen - your stunning girls arrived on Monday, they are wonderful, sassy gals!

11-02-2019, 12:51 AM
Mushu - your gorgeous pink cards arrived today

I will swap them tonight and have them on their way back to you all tomorrow. Thanks so much for playing

11-12-2019, 05:18 PM
I got my returns today. Thank you all for playing but esp thanks to Donnacr

and Cinlan, Be-you-ti-ful a fun girl with a purse.

Wings of hope from 3moffday2

Go for the cure Seascape/Landscape from Seascape131. Thank you.

Our hostess for the birdhouse fight like a girl card.

11-15-2019, 06:05 AM
CastleQueen5​ - you are the first to acknowledge receipt of your returns. So glad you like them.

11-16-2019, 02:23 PM
Received my cards in the mail today, thanks Donna for hosting.

11-17-2019, 08:44 PM
Another set has reached their home - thanks for telling me cinlan