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xstitcher
12-01-2019, 09:24 PM
Due Date – February 21, 2020
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 -8 groups of 5 players



Welcome to the December 2019 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

If you think you want to play, but have questions, PLEASE read all the instructions to see if they are answered there. If they are not go ahead and sign up with an undetermined theme to reserve your spot, then PM me and I will do my best to answer them. We can always open the spot back up if you decide not to join.

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

In almost every PAT there have been due date problems so.......... I strongly suggest not waiting until the last week or two before the due date to mail cards in case life or sickness or weather or the postal system or something I did not think of or mention causes problems. None of those situations are fun for me or you so consider getting them made and mailed to me ASAP as failure to have cards to the host by the due date can result in up to 5 negative iTraders.

General Information:

~ This swap contains 8 groups of 5 members. Sign-ups will end when all spots are filled.
~ Pick a group, pick a theme
~ 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
~ To cut down on possible mail machine malfunctions, NO Bulky embellishments (If it stick up very far off the card or you think it is to bulky don't use it.) My last PAT had a breakage of embellishments. Since it was a host card it was not as bad as it would have been had it been another player's card!
~ Once you sign up with a theme you can’t withdraw, as some artist start their cards immediately
~ CARDS are to be in my hands on/before February 21, 2020. I know life can get in the way sometimes so if something comes up please contact me as soon as possible so we can work it out some way.

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)

NEW ADDITION SO PLEASE READ..In the past there were some, dare I say, less than good results for a challenging theme or 2 so I steered clear of them for awhile. I have decided to try again for hand drawn/painted and collage. If you ask for an obscure or not obvious theme, please keep in mind I am human and do make mistakes.

~ Challenging –Themes that usually require research and reference. Examples are real people, characters from books or movies or perhaps obscure themes such as “Dogs in Victorian England.” 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


Please notice there are 2 specific groups [4 and 5] for APCs.

Card information:

~ All cards should be sent in individual plastic sleeves if you have them. (If you don’t protect them some way and I will provide them. I don’t want that to stop anyone from playing.)

~ 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 appreciate those of you who want to share your materials, but my talents are limited to cross stitching so what I receive for any other purpose I share with others. I don’t mind passing it on I just want you all to know I do not use it.

Mailing Information:

USA folks -----

Please enclose a self-addressed envelope and postage. As for postage I think since there are at least 4 cards it is a good idea to put .70 on the envelope, either a forever stamp and an extra ounce stamp or .70 in stamps. If you want to do it for a forever stamp or .55 you can though, your choice! If you are in 2 groups you really need .70!

INTERNATIONAL folks ----

Please enclose an address label or address printed clearly on a piece of paper. I will supply envelopes to save you a little bit of postage! A dollar bill or US Forever International stamps are appreciated, but if you don’t have either please don’t let that stop you from joining the fun.

xstitcher
12-01-2019, 09:24 PM
.........................The Groups.........................

Your name turns color when I have your cards.
Your name goes bold when you have your new cards.

Group 1 - Hand Drawn or Painted ~ Generic/Regular Theme
1. Terri F (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056392#post2056392) – A Deer with Flowers and Vines in its Antlers
2. lazyshadows (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056617#post2056617)– Whimsical Girls
3. CiCiCreates (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2057677#post2057677)– A Toddler in a Tutu
4. Ancient Planter (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2057736#post2057736) – Hometown Historic Buildings (historic building in the hometown of the artist)
5. MountainsAndClouds (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2058376#post2058376)– Moon on a String

Group 2 - Hand Drawn or Painted ~ Generic/Regular Theme
1. HatchetPie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2059275#post2059275) – Aliens
2. BArox818 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2061513#post2061513) – Aliens
3. AncientPlanter (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2061977#post2061977) – Gnomes/Tomtens
4.
5.

Group 3 - Hand Drawn or Painted ~ Challenging Theme
1. BexMadeMe (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2057591#post2057591)– Queen Elizabeth II portrait (Queen of England)
2. plumhill2001 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2058000#post2058000) – Aslan the Lion (Narnia)
3. mcgillisj (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2058331#post2058331)– Mulder and Scully (https://ca.images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrEZ7Bw7_5dDwUA9V0XFwx.;_ylu=X3oDMTBy MjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=x-files+mulder+scully&fr=yhs-avg-fh_lsonsw&hspart=avg&hsimp=yhs-fh_lsonsw) from “The X Files” TV show
4. CiCiCreates (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2058598#post2058598) – Your Portrayal of Miss Havisham from Dickens “Great Exceptations”
5. lazyshadows (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2058605#post2058605)– Frida Cahlo

Group 4 - APC's ~ Any Media ~ Any Theme
1. smallgirl (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056336#post2056336) – Smokey the Bear (cards)
2. Suzi (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056352#post2056352) – Cats (cards)
3. Karr3ll (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056354#post2056354) – Santa (cards)
4. JudyLee (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056368#post2056368) –Indian Style Elephant and Text (cards)
5. CastleQueen5 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056557#post2056557) – Zebra (cards)

Group 5 - APC's ~ Any Media ~ Any Theme
1. smallgirl (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056338#post2056338) – Hedgehogs (whimsical or realistic) (cards)
2. Suzi (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056352#post2056352) – Cactus and/or Succulents (cards)
3. Karr3ll (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056354#post2056354) – Circus (cards)
4. JudyLee (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056368#post2056368) – Snowman and Text (cards)
5. Pikkis (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056385#post2056385) – Vintage School (cards)

Group 6 - Collage ~ Generic/Regular Theme
1. Donnacr (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056472#post2056472) – Cats
2. ksj1717 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2057186#post2057186) – Dogs
3. AngelJoy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2057262#post2057262) – Angels
4. Allegrae (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2057514#post2057514) – Easter Island Statues
5. mrubyjean (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2057562#post2057562) – Landscapes

Group 7 - Any Media (HD/HP/Collage/Digital/Photo/Fabric) ~Generic/Regular Theme
1. Donnacr (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056472#post2056472) – Circles
2. plumhill2001 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056555#post2056555) – Gnome with Mushroom
3. AngelJoy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2057262#post2057262) – Minions
4. Allegrae (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2057514#post2057514) – Stonehenge
5. mcgillisj (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2058544#post2058544) – Artist Self-Portrait

Group 8 - APC's ~ Any Media ~ Any Theme
1. CastleQueen5 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2056557#post2056557) – Cactus, Cacti (cards)
2. Pikkis (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2057105#post2057105) – Harry Potter (books and movies) (cards)
3. MountainsAndClouds (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2058376#post2058376) – Moon on a String (cards)
4. HatchetPie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2058857#post2058857) – Dinosaurs (any card)
5. trini70 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36863-December-2019-Pick-A-Theme-due-February-21-2020&p=2059066#post2059066) – open theme (cards)

smallgirl
12-01-2019, 11:23 PM
I would like to join group 4 with the theme of Smokey the Bear
Player 1- me
Player 2- King of clubs
Player 3- 3 of clubs
Player 4- 9 of hearts
Player 5- Ace of hearts

smallgirl
12-01-2019, 11:25 PM
I would like to join group 5 with the theme of woodland hedgehogs (whimsical or realistic)
Player 1- me
Player 2- 10 of hearts
Player 3- 10 of spades
Player 4- 10 of clubs
Player 5- 10 of diamonds

Thank you!

Suzi
12-02-2019, 01:44 AM
I would like to join groups 4 Theme is Cats. And group 5 theme is Cactus and/or Succulents.

Group 4: Cats
PLayer 1- 2 hearts
Player 2- me
Player 3- 2 clubs
Player 4- 2 spades
Player 5- 2 diamonds

Group 5: Cactus and or Succulents
Player 1- 7 spades
Player 2- me
Player 3- 7 diamonds
Player 4- 7 hearts
Player 5- 7 clubs

Karr3ll
12-02-2019, 02:06 AM
I’d like to join group 4 Santa
Hearts P1:Ace, P2:K, P3:me, P4:Q, P5:J

And group 5 Circus
Hearts P1:2, P2:3, P3:me, P4:5, P5:6

JudyLee
12-02-2019, 09:01 AM
I would like to join groups 4 and 5 please. I'll be back later with my themes and cards. Thank you!

Pikkis
12-02-2019, 11:47 AM
Wow, the APC-groups are filling fast so I better hop on too! I´d like a spot in group 5, please! My theme is Vintage School and suits and numbers are P1 - 2 of spades, P2 - 2 of clubs, P3 - 2 of hearts and P4 - 2 of diamonds!

Terri F
12-02-2019, 02:14 PM
I would like group One please.

Theme being:
A Deer with flowers and vines in its Antlers.

xstitcher
12-02-2019, 03:03 PM
goodness, it looks like the APC group 5 is full and 4 has one space.

I thought about making group 8 APC to start so am going to change it now.

I hope the other groups fill up this quick. Maybe there will be more APC groups before it is all full!

xstitcher
12-02-2019, 03:12 PM
the change has been made


no time now to put in all the infor but i marked the full spots. I will be back later to put the names and info in.

if 4 and 8 fill up i will consider another APC group if there is enough interest.

Donnacr
12-03-2019, 03:57 AM
Can I join group 6 with CATS for my theme and group 7 with CIRCLES as my theme?

plumhill2001
12-03-2019, 06:08 PM
Could I join group 7?
Theme- gnome with mushroom
:jiggy::wub:

CastleQueen5
12-03-2019, 06:18 PM
I would like a 2 APC spots. one in the last place of group 4
ZEBRA
Diamonds A, P 1
Diamonds 2, P 2
Diamonds 3, P 3
Diamonds 6, P 4


and the first spot in group 8 please. Cactus, cacti,

Diamonds 6 P2
Hearts 6 P 3
Spades 6 P 4
Clubs 6 P 5

xstitcher
12-03-2019, 08:17 PM
everyone to here is in and i have put "taken" in your spot.

will be back later tonight and get everything updated. right now i am waiting on my husband to figure out what parts he needs for a plumbing emergency he created this weekend. i must go with him to the big box hardware place or goodness only knows what extras he will come home with. no self control in what he calls the "toy store"!

CastleQueen5
12-03-2019, 11:07 PM
My husband's toy store is called Autozone.

xstitcher
12-03-2019, 11:20 PM
Mine bounces between Menards and Sutherlands.

I did manage to keep him in line tonight at Menards. At least everything he bought he said he needed for a woodworking project............

and that is why I go to Michaels during the day while he is at work!!!

CastleQueen5
12-03-2019, 11:49 PM
I use cash at Michael's just because.

xstitcher
12-04-2019, 12:20 AM
Smart woman!

lazyshadows
12-04-2019, 10:51 AM
I would love to join group 1 !I will think about the theme and let you know;)

xstitcher
12-05-2019, 12:14 AM
sounds good .

when you figure it out, i will add it,

xstitcher
12-07-2019, 02:43 AM
Is it something I said??

Where are all the PAT players??

I know fill ups have been slow lately, but this is crazy!

Is this an invisible thread?

Pikkis
12-07-2019, 09:06 AM
I wish JudyLee would let us know her themes and cards in APC-groups... I´d like to start my cards asap!

xstitcher
12-07-2019, 11:15 AM
I sent pms to everyone who needs to get themes pcked.

plumhill2001
12-07-2019, 12:10 PM
I wonder if it's just that people are feeling overly busy with the holidays? Of course, you're giving us plenty of time afterwards, but maybe folks just aren't coming to the site right now. Hopefully it will pick up later. Meanwhile, I'll start on the one card I have to do so far, lol. :wub:

CiCiCreates
12-07-2019, 01:56 PM
I’m really surprised too! I’m just hanging back waiting to see some themes first, but usually I don’t have to wait this long. There is an Atart going on right now, so maybe people are focused on that, and may be joining this week....

JudyLee
12-07-2019, 02:57 PM
My themes..... finally. Sorry for the delay .

Group 4
Theme - Indian style elephant and text
Player 1 5 of hearts
Player 2 5 of diamonds
Player 3 5 of spades
Player 4 me
Player 5 5 of clubs

Group 5
Theme - snowman and text
Player 1 6 of hearts
Player 2 6 of diamonds
Player 3 6 of spades
Player 4 me
Player 5 6of clubs

Thanks!

CastleQueen5
12-07-2019, 11:36 PM
I am playing over in the art a thon. It has been fun. You can still come check us out and play for the last day Sunday.

lazyshadows
12-08-2019, 03:13 AM
whimsical girls for me!:)

Pikkis
12-08-2019, 04:58 AM
I already have my cards done for group 5, so I think I will jump into group 8 as well, please :)! My theme is Harry Potter (books and movies) and the cards are: P1 - A of hearts, P3 - A of spades, P4 - A of clubs and P5 - A of diamonds.

xstitcher
12-08-2019, 12:41 PM
Thanks for the thoughts on the slow fill.

And thanks for the themes being chosen.

Pikkis, I added you to group 8. Hope we get 3 more players.

Also hope we see some more HD/HP players, those groups usually fill up first. Maybe Monday things will speed up.

ksj1717
12-08-2019, 07:41 PM
Hello!

I will tell you all that I have not let myself look at ANY new open swaps until today because I have so much going on. BUT...here you are with the fun Pick-A-Theme swap, and these I can't resist.

Please add me to the collage group, and since Donnacr is doing cats, it might be fun to pick dogs as my theme!

Thanks!

AngelJoy
12-09-2019, 02:19 PM
I'd like to join Group 6 for Angels and Group 7 for Minions.
Thanks!

Pikkis
12-10-2019, 12:31 PM
Great to see people joining, I hope we´ll get some more APC-players to join me and CastleQueen5 too :)!

xstitcher
12-11-2019, 10:43 PM
ok, everyone to here has been added. I thought I did this yesterday. I did it in my mind anyway! :biglaugh:

Allegrae
12-12-2019, 05:52 AM
Groups 6 and 7, please -- themes to follow

mrubyjean
12-12-2019, 12:16 PM
I'll finish Group 6, please!
Theme: Landscapes

BexMadeMe
12-12-2019, 03:40 PM
Group 3 please- Queen Elizabeth II portrait (Queen of England)

xstitcher
12-12-2019, 11:09 PM
Thank you all for joining.

Everyone to here is in.

We need to be shaking things up to get more HD/HP players! Where are all of you???

CiCiCreates
12-12-2019, 11:23 PM
I’m waiting like a big coward to see what some of the themes will be. This is so weird!

xstitcher
12-12-2019, 11:29 PM
I know what you mean CiCiCreates. When I play I always wait to be the last one so I am sure I can find patterns for what everyone wants.

I can't believe the HD/HP. Usually it fills up 1st.

BexMadeMe
12-13-2019, 03:13 AM
I think all the hd/hp players are busy with Christmas preparations. My own swaps are short of players too.

Allegrae
12-13-2019, 08:25 AM
My themes:

Group 6: Easter Island statues
Group 7: Stonehenge

plumhill2001
12-13-2019, 09:56 AM
I usually sign up for the HD/HP group, but when I saw that group 7 included HD and I could also do other media that sounded great! :jiggy:
I may yet join bexmademe. Who wouldn't want to attempt a portrait of the queen?!? I'm not sure what I could come up with that would be challenging to draw! :eek:

Terri F
12-13-2019, 11:14 AM
Come on folks. Join lazyshadows and me in Group one. :)

CiCiCreates
12-13-2019, 12:54 PM
Ok Terri, you got me! I will join Group 1 with a theme of “A toddler in a tutu”.

BexMadeMe
12-13-2019, 03:45 PM
I usually sign up for the HD/HP group, but when I saw that group 7 included HD and I could also do other media that sounded great! :jiggy:
I may yet join bexmademe. Who wouldn't want to attempt a portrait of the queen?!? I'm not sure what I could come up with that would be challenging to draw! :eek:

I am happy for her to be in any style, whimsical or cartoon style maybe, doesn't have to be photo realistic. I hope I've not put people off the group. I do like my portraits :)

plumhill2001
12-13-2019, 06:54 PM
:twitcy:
I am happy for her to be in any style, whimsical or cartoon style maybe, doesn't have to be photo realistic. I hope I've not put people off the group. I do like my portraits :)

It doesn't put me off. I have 3 of my 4 cards done. When I get my fourth done I'll probably sign up. I'll most likely try for realistic, but it probably won't look like her, lol. Hopefully it won't fill up before I can sign up,but PATs always make me nervous because it's such an ironclad commitment. :twitcy:

Ancient Planter
12-13-2019, 07:51 PM
I've hardly been on lately due to the holidays and trying to paint a series of Yosemite landscapes for my husband for Christmas -- don't anyone tell him! But I think he'd prefer a gift certificate to Black Bird Hardware Store (he calls it the Michaels for men). Anyway, I, too, can't resist a Pick-A-Theme! I'm tempted by the difficulty of painting a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, but I really don't have confidence yet in my abilities at portraiture so I'll hold off on that. If it gets down to it and you need more folks for that group, I'll go for it. But in the meantime, count me in on Group 1 with a theme of Hometown Historic Building. Is that general enough, or would that be considered challenging? I mean an historic building in the hometown of the artist.

plumhill2001
12-16-2019, 06:20 PM
Well, I finished my portrait of the queen, so I'd better just go ahead and sign up for Group 3 so Bex has someone to trade with!
My theme is Aslan the Lion (Narnia). Is that challenging enough?

plumhill2001
12-16-2019, 06:23 PM
Here she is! (Not realistic, lol!)

xstitcher
12-16-2019, 06:55 PM
Thank you all for signing up!

Everyone to here is in.

CastleQueen5
12-16-2019, 10:16 PM
We need 3 more APC players. Sending that request out to the universe. I guess while I am at it I can mention the HD/DP section needs more players. But you know the universe might be busy right now and can only handle one request at at time. Especially with all the seasonal requests for world peace or as we like to call it whirled Peas.

BexMadeMe
12-17-2019, 04:26 PM
Fantastic card plumhill2001 unmistakably Queen Elizabeth II. Thanks for joining my group. Look forward to making your Aslan, I loved these books as a child.

MountainsAndClouds
12-19-2019, 10:46 PM
Oh my! I have been gone for so long and just stopped by to peek in... Are there really still that many open spots?

mcgillisj
12-19-2019, 11:41 PM
Please add me to group 3 - The characters Mulder and Scully from "The X Files" TV show. Any style is fine :)

plumhill2001
12-20-2019, 09:14 AM
Please add me to group 3 - The characters Mulder and Scully from "The X Files" TV show. Any style is fine :)

Don't know who they are, but I'll give it my best shot! Welcome to the group, mcgillisj! :)

plumhill2001
12-20-2019, 09:16 AM
Oh my! I have been gone for so long and just stopped by to peek in... Are there really still that many open spots?

Yup! This one if filling slowly. Hope you'll join us!

MountainsAndClouds
12-20-2019, 01:53 PM
Hi!

Coming back to join group 1 and group 8! Both with theme “moon on a string.”

I will update with my card numbers/suits shortly.

:)

xstitcher
12-20-2019, 08:29 PM
Oh my! I have been gone for so long and just stopped by to peek in... Are there really still that many open spots?

yes, there are! I can't believe it. Usually the December one takes a few days longer, but this is crazy. I am afraid this may be the 2nd PAT I have hosted that has not filled up this year.

xstitcher
12-20-2019, 08:36 PM
Hi!

Coming back to join group 1 and group 8! Both with theme “moon on a string.”

I will update with my card numbers/suits shortly.

:)

Pardon my ignorance but............do you literally mean a picture of a moon on a string or is this a thing or group?

If it is something specific a link to whatever it is might be appreciated. (for my information anyway :jiggy:)

xstitcher
12-20-2019, 08:41 PM
Please add me to group 3 - The characters Mulder and Scully from "The X Files" TV show. Any style is fine :)



Don't know who they are, but I'll give it my best shot! Welcome to the group, mcgillisj! :)


mcgillisj, if you post a link here I will add it to page 1.

xstitcher
12-20-2019, 08:47 PM
Slowly, slowly, hope we get enough folks before I have to close it for lack of time to get cards to me!

All to here are in.

Thank you all for playing.

CastleQueen5
12-21-2019, 12:32 AM
She means a moon image and it should be on a string. Sometimes I add a bakers twine, sometimes the image I add has a string.

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That was the best image I could find. In past swaps, I think she received some really cute cards.

CiCiCreates
12-21-2019, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the clarification, CQ. I do think I’ve seen these kinds of images, though when I just looked on Pinterest I didn’t see any. You were not alone, Xstitcher. Thanks for asking, and thanks to CQ for answering.

plumhill2001
12-21-2019, 01:15 PM
I did find pictures of Mulder and Scully and have finished my card. Thanks! :)

mcgillisj
12-22-2019, 12:23 AM
Here is a link to Mulder and Scully images from the X-Files:
https://ca.images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrEZ7Bw7_5dDwUA9V0XFwx.;_ylu=X3oDMTBy MjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=x-files+mulder+scully&fr=yhs-avg-fh_lsonsw&hspart=avg&hsimp=yhs-fh_lsonsw

Thanks, all.

mcgillisj
12-22-2019, 12:31 AM
Please also add me to group 7 - artist self-portrait. Thanks!

plumhill2001
12-22-2019, 10:03 AM
Please also add me to group 7 - artist self-portrait. Thanks!

Goody! It's been a while since I've done a self-portrait! :)

mcgillisj
12-22-2019, 01:23 PM
Here is the Queen for BexMadeMe:

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CiCiCreates
12-22-2019, 01:47 PM
I would like to join Group 3. Theme is - Your portrayal of Miss Havisham from Dickens “Great Expectations”.

lazyshadows
12-22-2019, 02:10 PM
If there are any spots left in group 3 i would love to join with the theme of Frida Cahlo:)

MountainsAndClouds
12-22-2019, 02:34 PM
Hi alll! SO SORRY I had some busy gig days and got sidetracked.

"Moon on a string" -- however you want to interpret it. Some people have found poetry, some people have just drawn whatever comes to mind. :)

As far as suits for Group 8... (Again, huge apologies)

P1: 9 of Hearts
P2: 9 of Spades
P4: 9 of Diamonds
P5: 9 of Clubs

Thank you!

xstitcher
12-22-2019, 09:57 PM
Everyone to here is in! Thank you all for playing and providing missing information.

Looks like we have group 2 and 2 more places in the APC group left.

Still surprised the HD/HP groups are not full.

If there is a desire for something different for group 2 speak up and it could be changed.

CastleQueen5
12-23-2019, 11:44 AM
If nobody else joins XSTITCHER, you could always join group 8. You could stitch easily a cactus, an white owl, (or a lighting bolt and wand). and a moon on a string for our cards. Think about it.

Group 8 - APC's ~ Any Media ~ Any Theme
1. CastleQueen5 – Cactus, Cacti (cards)
2. Pikkis – Harry Potter (books and movies) (cards)
3. MountainsAndClouds – Moon on a String (cards)
4.

CastleQueen5
12-23-2019, 11:46 AM
You could make group 2 Zentangles and contact past Zentangles players, it might fill up fast that way.

HatchetPie
12-25-2019, 02:28 PM
I'll play in group 8. My theme is Dinosaurs.

xstitcher
12-26-2019, 08:12 PM
If nobody else joins XSTITCHER, you could always join group 8. You could stitch easily a cactus, an white owl, (or a lighting bolt and wand). and a moon on a string for our cards. Think about it.

Group 8 - APC's ~ Any Media ~ Any Theme
1. CastleQueen5 – Cactus, Cacti (cards)
2. Pikkis – Harry Potter (books and movies) (cards)
3. MountainsAndClouds – Moon on a String (cards)
4.

I will think about it. I would need to find a deck of cards and time to do it.

xstitcher
12-26-2019, 08:14 PM
I'll play in group 8. My theme is Dinosaurs.

I have added you.

Please let me know soon if you want specific cards or suits from each player or if any card will be good so I can add it to page 1!

xstitcher
12-26-2019, 08:37 PM
You could make group 2 Zentangles and contact past Zentangles players, it might fill up fast that way.

That is an option..........

or

is there interest in anther challeging HD/HP group?

plumhill2001
12-26-2019, 09:09 PM
I put my cards in the mail today. Both groups in one envelope. Now to pray that they make it safely!
I just got a new Chromebook and haven't quite figured out how to get my photos from my camera into the laptop. I have the requisite adapter. Just need the nerve to try it. Hopefully, I'll get some pictures posted soon. :twitcy:

trini70
12-27-2019, 03:17 PM
I'll take the last spot in group 8.
Player 1~ any club black/white only, open theme
Player 2~ any spade black/white only, open theme
Player 3~ any heart monochromatic red, open theme
Player 4~ any diamond monochromatic red, open theme

xstitcher
12-27-2019, 08:08 PM
I'll take the last spot in group 8.
Player 1~ any club black/white only, open theme
Player 2~ any spade black/white only, open theme
Player 3~ any heart monochromatic red, open theme
Player 4~ any diamond monochromatic red, open theme

It is yours! I will get you added offically later tonight or the morning as I need to go away from here now.

Now if we could just get something going with group 2.........

HatchetPie
12-28-2019, 05:36 PM
No preference on suits/cards

HatchetPie
12-28-2019, 05:43 PM
I'll start group two, if you'll allow it... Aliens.

xstitcher
12-29-2019, 12:08 PM
I'll start group two, if you'll allow it... Aliens.

Yes, you can be in group 2!

Now we just need 4 players to join you.

Pikkis
12-29-2019, 02:53 PM
I have my cards done for groups 5 and 8 :)! I will put these into mail tomorrow:

Group 5:
1) Hedgehog for smallgirl
2) Cactus for Suzi (and a similar one for the hostess, but as a regular ATC)
3) Circus for Karr311
4) Snowman with text for JudyLee

Pikkis
12-29-2019, 02:55 PM
Group 8:
1) Cactus for CastleQueen5
2) Moon on a string for MountainsAndClouds (I hope my interpretation of the string is ok...)
3) Dinosaur for HatchetPie
4) Black/white for trini70

xstitcher
12-30-2019, 06:45 PM
Fun mail starting to arrive!

And the winner of the fastest player to get cards to me award is...................plumhill2001, your cards have arrived. (they came so quickly I don't have a box set up tp put them in yet!!)

HatchetPie
12-30-2019, 08:29 PM
Oh em gee. They look so cool!!

minibee1010
01-01-2020, 03:40 PM
I'll join Group 2. Is 'fruit' considered a generic theme?

xstitcher
01-01-2020, 11:05 PM
I'll join Group 2. Is 'fruit' considered a generic theme?

I would love for you to join but you must have an established positive iTrader rating of +15 to play.

BexMadeMe
01-03-2020, 05:20 AM
Finally made a start on mine, here is Aslan for plumhill2001
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plumhill2001
01-03-2020, 02:33 PM
Finally made a start on mine, here is Aslan for plumhill2001
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Excellent-o! Thanks, Bex! :jiggy:

Terri F
01-03-2020, 02:50 PM
To be mailed this weekend :)

plumhill2001
01-03-2020, 03:21 PM
Here are my Group 3 cards.
My apologies in advance. I have a real challenge when drawing people. They look like people (I think). They just don't look like the people they're supposed to be, lol. Did my best. :rolleyes:

BexMadeMe-Queen Elizabeth II
mcgillisj-Mulder and Skully
CiCiCreates-Miss Havisham
lazyshadows-Frida Kahlo

plumhill2001
01-03-2020, 03:30 PM
And my Group 7 cards:

Donnacr-circles
AngelJoy-minions
Allegrae-stonehenge
mcgillisj-self-portrait (I look so angry! And about 20 years younger!)

CiCiCreates
01-03-2020, 04:15 PM
Thanks for my Miss Havisham! And I think I would recognize your Mulder and Skully. Maybe because I just finished trying my hand at them. I found Mulder a real challenge.

minibee1010
01-03-2020, 04:51 PM
Awww... ok

plumhill2001
01-03-2020, 06:00 PM
Thanks for my Miss Havisham! And I think I would recognize your Mulder and Skully. Maybe because I just finished trying my hand at them. I found Mulder a real challenge.

Would you believe my model for Miss Havisham was Helena Bonham Carter??? Yeah, that's how far off I am. Ha! :laugh:

AngelJoy
01-04-2020, 12:50 AM
And my Group 7 cards:

Donnacr-circles
AngelJoy-minions
Allegrae-stonehenge
mcgillisj-self-portrait (I look so angry! And about 20 years younger!)

Love my minion, plumhill2001! Makes me smile!!

smallgirl
01-04-2020, 08:46 PM
I mailed my APCs for Group 4 and 5 today.

BexMadeMe
01-07-2020, 12:19 PM
Another group 3 card done. I hope I've caught a likeness. 2 portraits on one card I admit I did find this challenging!
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plumhill2001
01-07-2020, 01:28 PM
Another group 3 card done. I hope I've caught a likeness. 2 portraits on one card I admit I did find this challenging!
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That's great, Bex!

AngelJoy
01-08-2020, 12:58 AM
Group 7

Circles for Donnacr 212343 highlighter and gel pen background, circles and some dots are liquid rainbow paint, peel and stick-on transparent paint, outlines and other dots with glitter marker

AngelJoy
01-08-2020, 01:10 AM
Group 6

Cats for Donnacr 212344

AngelJoy
01-08-2020, 01:21 AM
Group 6

Dogs for ksj1717 212345

Ancient Planter
01-08-2020, 01:39 AM
My set for group 1 is going out tomorrow.

xstitcher
01-08-2020, 12:04 PM
I'll be waiting for it!

CiCiCreates
01-08-2020, 04:05 PM
My set for Group 1:

CiCiCreates
01-08-2020, 04:06 PM
My set for Group 3:

ksj1717
01-08-2020, 04:44 PM
Group 6

Dogs for ksj1717 212345

Awwww! So cute!

Thanks, I love it!

plumhill2001
01-08-2020, 09:47 PM
Those are all great, CiCi! :)

mcgillisj
01-09-2020, 06:52 PM
Another group 3 card done. I hope I've caught a likeness. 2 portraits on one card I admit I did find this challenging!
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Wow, awesome!

mcgillisj
01-09-2020, 06:53 PM
Awesome cards!


Here are my Group 3 cards.
My apologies in advance. I have a real challenge when drawing people. They look like people (I think). They just don't look like the people they're supposed to be, lol. Did my best. :rolleyes:

BexMadeMe-Queen Elizabeth II
mcgillisj-Mulder and Skully
CiCiCreates-Miss Havisham
lazyshadows-Frida Kahlo

mcgillisj
01-09-2020, 06:56 PM
Great job, plumhill! Love them all!


And my Group 7 cards:

Donnacr-circles
AngelJoy-minions
Allegrae-stonehenge
mcgillisj-self-portrait (I look so angry! And about 20 years younger!)

mcgillisj
01-09-2020, 06:57 PM
Super set, Cici!! :)


My set for Group 3:

mcgillisj
01-09-2020, 09:51 PM
Here are my cards for group 3:

BexMadeMe-Queen Elizabeth II
plumhill2001 - Aslan
CiCiCreates-Miss Havisham
lazyshadows-Frida Kahlo

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CiCiCreates
01-09-2020, 10:10 PM
Great cards Josie, love Miss Haversham!

AngelJoy
01-10-2020, 01:32 AM
Group 6 212399 Easter Island Statues for Allegrae

BexMadeMe
01-10-2020, 03:20 AM
Here are my cards for group 3:

BexMadeMe-Queen Elizabeth II
plumhill2001 - Aslan
CiCiCreates-Miss Haversham
lazyshadows-Frida Kahlo

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Lovely set!

Terri F
01-10-2020, 02:06 PM
Hoping my cards arrived safely to you :)

AngelJoy
01-10-2020, 06:23 PM
Group 6 212424 Landscapes for mrubyjean. I tried to make it look like four seasons of landscape through pane glass windows. :unsure:

CiCiCreates
01-10-2020, 07:23 PM
Very clever, AngelJoy! I like that look.

mrubyjean
01-10-2020, 10:44 PM
Great idea, lovely card, AngelJoy ~ thanks!

xstitcher
01-11-2020, 01:11 PM
Hoping my cards arrived safely to you :)

they were in my mailbox this morning!

BexMadeMe
01-12-2020, 10:25 AM
Miss Havisham for CiCiCreates
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BexMadeMe
01-12-2020, 11:12 AM
Frida for lazyshadows
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CiCiCreates
01-12-2020, 01:46 PM
Love Miss Havisham, Bex! Everyone is making really different looking portrayals, and that’s what I wanted - the artist’s depiction. I was in my late teens before I even heard of Dickens’ “Great Expectations”, and saw this wonderful diorama under glass. It was about 3’ long and had everything in it from the book, and was very well done. The ornate but gloomy room, the long table, the cake, and poor Miss Havisham herself. I was impressed and so intrigued! It made me go look up that book and read it.

mcgillisj
01-12-2020, 11:16 PM
Here are my cards for group 7.

Minion for angeljoy
Stonehenge for allegrae
Gnome and mushroom for plumhill 2001
circles for donnacr

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AngelJoy
01-12-2020, 11:58 PM
mcgillisj, I LOVE my disgruntled minion! He's awesome. Thank you!

AngelJoy
01-13-2020, 12:48 AM
Finished Group 7 -- I will mail them along with Group 6 tomorrow.

Gnome with Mushroom for plumhill2001 212476
Stonehenge for Allegrae 212477
Artist Self-Portrait for mcgillisj 212478

mcgillisj
01-13-2020, 01:03 AM
Wonderful self-portrait, AngelJoy!

AngelJoy
01-13-2020, 01:28 AM
Wonderful self-portrait, AngelJoy!

Thank you. That was the toughest one to do -- probably the subject matter, hahaha!
It's actually a black and white print of a selfie on paper which I enhanced with black pen, a silver glitter pen, watercolor pen, blue marker, with washi tape for the clothes on an old music sheet. I love to sing just as much as I like to make art.

BArox818
01-13-2020, 09:25 AM
Hatchetpie looks lonely and aliens are one of my favorite themes... I’ll join group 2 with the same theme!

xstitcher
01-13-2020, 03:31 PM
Hatchetpie looks lonely and aliens are one of my favorite themes... I’ll join group 2 with the same theme!

yes, she has been lonely for quite some time! Welcome and thank you for joining.

plumhill2001
01-13-2020, 09:47 PM
mcgillisj and AngelJoy, I love those gnomes! All of the cards are fabulous!
AngelJoy, that was a great idea for a self-portrait!

AngelJoy
01-13-2020, 11:32 PM
mcgillisj and AngelJoy, I love those gnomes! All of the cards are fabulous!
AngelJoy, that was a great idea for a self-portrait!

Well, I'm not always that good at drawing freehand (I don't practice enough) so i had to figure out some way to do it decently. 🙄

xstitcher
01-14-2020, 04:28 PM
A bit of fun mail today!

Ancient Planter, your cards have arrived.

Terri F and plumhill2001, your cards are also here.

yes, I know I already posted they were here, but not in colorfuly bold letters. Go ahead, call me crazy!

CiCiCreates
01-14-2020, 05:22 PM
And mine were just mailed to you this morning.

smallgirl
01-15-2020, 07:30 PM
These are the cards that I mailed last week:

Pikkis
01-16-2020, 12:19 PM
So lovely cards smallgirl (but aren´t yours always) and thank you for the great schoolgirl for me, love it :)!

ksj1717
01-16-2020, 02:42 PM
Just curious, does anyone ever actually play cards with their APCs?

Ancient Planter
01-17-2020, 09:47 AM
Even though I’ve already sent in my group 1 cards, I’m willing to join in group 2 and try to get that one closer to filled. My theme would be Gnomes/Tomtens for that one; I got rather charmed by them all in the post Christmas ATART! Question though - if the group doesn’t fill up in time to get the art in the mail, is it a go with just the few it has, or is it cancelled?

plumhill2001
01-17-2020, 09:49 AM
Just curious, does anyone ever actually play cards with their APCs?

It only occurred to me this morning that you could actually do that! Maybe I should give it a try sometime! ;)

trini70
01-17-2020, 11:28 AM
Just curious, does anyone ever actually play cards with their APCs?

I played in several of the bird apc swaps but have no idea what to do w/ the cards I have. They're just stacked up waiting to be put away. I'm pretty sure I'd never play w/ mine though. Wait a minute, the info on the backs would give away the cards your holding anyway.

ksj1717
01-17-2020, 11:57 AM
I played in several of the bird apc swaps but have no idea what to do w/ the cards I have. They're just stacked up waiting to be put away. I'm pretty sure I'd never play w/ mine though. Wait a minute, the info on the backs would give away the cards your holding anyway.

Only if someone memorized your deck!!...but, it's a good point.

plumhill2001
01-17-2020, 12:38 PM
Only if someone memorized your deck!!...but, it's a good point.

It seems like most of the APC swaps ask us to only use a post it note on the back so it's removable, but I've noticed some do put on a permanent sticker. But, a little Sharpie could fix that if you really wanted to play a game with them, LOL.

Suzi
01-17-2020, 03:51 PM
I forgot to mention that my cards went out earlier this week.

xstitcher
01-18-2020, 05:40 PM
Even though I’ve already sent in my group 1 cards, I’m willing to join in group 2 and try to get that one closer to filled. My theme would be Gnomes/Tomtens for that one; I got rather charmed by them all in the post Christmas ATART! Question though - if the group doesn’t fill up in time to get the art in the mail, is it a go with just the few it has, or is it cancelled?

welcome to group 2!

i am going to give it a few more days then close the group and move the thread to active.

xstitcher
01-18-2020, 07:26 PM
Some more fun mail................

CiCiCreates and Suzi, your cards are here!

plumhill2001
01-19-2020, 01:06 PM
Even though I’ve already sent in my group 1 cards, I’m willing to join in group 2 and try to get that one closer to filled. My theme would be Gnomes/Tomtens for that one; I got rather charmed by them all in the post Christmas ATART! Question though - if the group doesn’t fill up in time to get the art in the mail, is it a go with just the few it has, or is it cancelled?

Yes, it's still a go with the few signed up since a lot of people start their cards before the group fills. :)

Karr3ll
01-20-2020, 07:08 PM
My cards go in mail tomorrow
Group 4 (top row) Group 5 (bottom row)
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Pikkis
01-21-2020, 11:05 AM
Lovely, lovely cards Karr311 and love my schoolgirl, thank you :)!

Karr3ll
01-21-2020, 08:09 PM
Pikkis you are very welcome... and thank you for the compliment:)

xstitcher
01-23-2020, 04:33 PM
quick post

AngelJoy your cards are here. I will be back later to give you an iTrader.