View Full Version : DEF Coins Swap (Alphabet Series) ~ Due August 8, 2020

06-01-2020, 05:02 PM
Due Date: August 8, 2020
Withdraw by Date: Anytime - just please communicate
Number of Cards: 3/3
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Media: Any (just make sure they fit into a penny sleeve)

DEF Coins Swap~ Alphabet Series

For this round of coins, you will be making one "D", one "E", and one "F" coin. In return, you will get one of each. The theme of each coin is one letter of the alphabet. You can have one image that represents that letter or a collage of different items for that letter. Each coin should have the letter visible as a focal point. I hope that makes sense. See below for my examples from the first round of this series.


Swap Requirements:

Coins need to have a diameter of 2.5 inches. If you do not have a 2.5 circle die or punch, please make sure you cut your circles neatly. They do not have to be perfect, but they should not look sloppy.
Original artwork only
3:3 (hostess cards are never a requirement, but would be treasured) ~ one of each letter (A,B,C)
Good craftsmanship: send in something that you would be excited to see in your return envelope. I am going to do my best to swap effort for effort.
Please make sure your coins are sturdy. They need to be thicker than just one sheet of card stock.
Each coin needs to be in its own protective sleeve.
Please include swap name, your username, real name, and location on the back of each coin.


US Participants – Please include a legible SASE.
International Participants - Please include a mailing label with your address clearly written or typed. I will provide an envelope for returns for all international players. Please include a well concealed US dollar bill or US global forever stamp.
Please make sure to package your coins securely. We don't want these wonderful works of art to get banged up in the mail.
When you are ready to send in your coins, please send me a private message for my mailing address (if you need it ~ I'm at the same address that I've been at since joining AFA). Also, please post in the thread when you send in your coins, so I can be on the lookout.
Make sure your coins are mailed in time to be in my hands on or before the due date.

It is always fun and inspiring when artists share their artwork in the thread, so feel free to do so!

When you receive your coins, please leave itrader for your hostess (that would be me) and "you rock" points to the players you received artwork from.

Who's ready for the next swap in the alphabet series?
1. prex
2. huddlestonmollie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2078668#post2078668) RECEIVED
3. Robin (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2078670#post2078670) RECEIVED
5. Carol (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2078696#post2078696) RECEIVED
6. Beverley (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2078698#post2078698)RECEIVED
7. AngelJoy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2078761#post2078761) RECEIVED
8. Vegan4animals (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2078823#post2078823) RECEIVED
9. Donnacr (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2078897#post2078897) RECEIVED
10. nanvan (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2078905#post2078905) RECEIVED
11. Seascape131 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2079112#post2079112) RECEIVED
12. lazyshadows (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2079114#post2079114) RECEIVED
13. Heathermae77 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2079185#post2079185) RECEIVED
14. Spirit Soul (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2079694#post2079694) RECEIVED
15. Karr311 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2080084#post2080084) RECEIVED
16. Laffqueen (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2082900#post2082900) RECEIVED
17. MaryBeth (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37295-DEF-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-August-8-2020&p=2084391#post2084391) RECEIVED

06-01-2020, 09:04 PM
Sign me up please Prex. Thanks! Mollie

06-01-2020, 09:26 PM
Sign me up please

06-02-2020, 07:37 AM
Me, please!

06-02-2020, 08:19 AM
Welcome all!

06-02-2020, 09:19 AM
Sign me up I am ready!

06-02-2020, 09:35 AM
Add me please :)

06-02-2020, 06:00 PM
Yes, please! I would love to play. :)

06-03-2020, 01:53 PM
I'm in for the next round!

06-03-2020, 03:31 PM
Welcome back! I think I'm caught up with adding names :)

06-03-2020, 11:26 PM
I nearly missed this!! :shocked::swoon: Please sign me up

06-04-2020, 01:49 AM
Please add me to the list. Thanks!

06-05-2020, 12:35 AM
Mailing mine tommorow!

06-06-2020, 11:34 AM
I would love to join your swap

06-06-2020, 11:38 AM
Can i join please?

06-07-2020, 03:40 AM
Can i play this round??

06-08-2020, 08:58 PM
Welcome, all!
I think I got everyone added to the list :jiggy:

Spirit Soul
06-12-2020, 01:17 PM
Well, I suppose I can't stop with ABC so can I join this swap too?

06-14-2020, 10:27 AM
Of course! Welcome :)

06-14-2020, 02:15 PM
Robin's DEF coins are here! Robin is definitely our early bird :)

Spirit Soul
06-15-2020, 10:37 AM
I had some time (ha!) over the weekend, so my cards are done.


06-17-2020, 02:53 AM
Please sign me up

Great cards Spirit Soul... especially like the E

06-19-2020, 07:11 AM
Spirit Soul - the more I look at your 'D' cards, the more things I find starting with the letter 'D'. Great set of cards!

06-19-2020, 05:11 PM
Here are 4 coins for the swap

06-19-2020, 05:26 PM
Those are sweet coins, Seascape! The little elephant is especially adorable!

06-19-2020, 07:39 PM
Nice cards, Seascape131, I especially like the fish (mostly because of the turtle!). All very nicely done.

06-20-2020, 10:29 AM
My ATC coins for the swap has been mailed

06-20-2020, 10:50 PM
My coins are done and will go out on Monday.


06-20-2020, 11:07 PM
Great coins, AngelJoy! Especially love your "E".

06-23-2020, 11:15 AM
Sorry for the delay in updates, but I have coins from Spirit Soul, Carol, and Heathermae77

06-23-2020, 08:00 PM
My coins are in the mail today
'D' - Die cut Ducklings Dawdling Diagonally across a Diminutive Doily on a Dark background edged with Dragonflies
'E' - Enthusiastic Ethel Exploring the Easter Eggs while Edged by Elephants and Eagles
'F' - a Flowered Fan in a Frame on embossed Fuchsia Feathers with a Flying Fairy
Host - Diamond background to a Dopey Dog sitting on Easter Eggs with Flamboyant Feathers

06-23-2020, 08:05 PM
I (a)literally love your coins, Donnacr!!! :D

06-23-2020, 08:47 PM
thanks AngelJoy - very clever comment

06-23-2020, 08:58 PM
I had some time (ha!) over the weekend, so my cards are done.


I thought I had commented on these before but looks like I missed it - just wanted to say that these coins are GORGEOUS! Love them all!

06-29-2020, 01:31 PM
Seascape's gorgeous coins are here!

06-29-2020, 07:54 PM
My coins are finished!

D=Daydreamer, Diversity, Dogbone, Dragon, Dinosaur, Dog, Dragonfly
E=Eyes, Elvis, Elastic, and Envelope with Eight Elephants inside (really!)
F=Fairy in Frame, Flag, Fish, Flower on Fuschia coin
F=Fairy with Flowers, Feet, Frog, Flower, Fish, and Fuschia gem

06-29-2020, 08:05 PM
Great coins, V4A! Elvis and the pocket of elephants is fantastic. I'm amazed at how many different items you were able to fit on each coin, and the picture "frame" is very clever, too!

07-08-2020, 09:46 AM
Here are my coins for the swap. I just realized that my "E" with Elvis is a lot like Vegan4Animals' "E". Sorry V4A! I hadn't looked at the thread for a while - it must have seeped into my subconscious.

My letter "D" with the deer has a light beige stripe background that didn't show up in the scan.

07-09-2020, 11:34 AM
I love all the coins being posted! Sorry for my inattention. I have to admit that I avoid turning on my laptop at all costs lately. I think it may be in response to remote "teaching". I'll try to do better!

Now for my update:
I have coins from lazyshadows, V4A, and AngelJoy :jiggy:

07-13-2020, 01:28 PM
Please sign me up I knew this SWAP had to be available but I was looking in the wrong place.
nanvan..you know that the F card is in my wheelhouse. Love me some Frida

07-13-2020, 04:29 PM
Got you added, Laffqueen ;)

07-13-2020, 06:13 PM
Mailed my coins today.

07-14-2020, 10:44 AM
Two 2 D's
D=dogs, dress, diving, daisy and dove
D=doll, dog, deck, daffodil and delphinium

07-14-2020, 01:00 PM
E= egret, elephant, Einstein, sign language E, ear and a fancy schmancy shell whose name begins with E

07-14-2020, 02:04 PM
Great coins, as always, Laffqueen! I love how you used a "deck" of cards and love Einstein!

07-14-2020, 10:46 PM
Hi prex! I mailed my coins today so they should get to you in a few days. Thanks for a fun swap!

07-15-2020, 09:08 AM
F=Falls, face, flowers, finger, finch

07-15-2020, 10:59 AM
Beautiful "F" coin, Laffqueen - such pretty combinations!

07-20-2020, 03:20 PM
Hi. Just to let you know that my coins are in the mail.

D - Dominoes
E- Earth
F - Fish
Duck, Envelope, Frog

07-20-2020, 05:13 PM
Great coins, Beverley!

07-20-2020, 06:32 PM
Love your dominos and earth coins, Beverley!

07-20-2020, 07:15 PM
Love your coins Beverley!!

07-20-2020, 07:17 PM
Awesome cards nanvan! Love Elvis especially!

07-21-2020, 03:23 PM
I have coins in from huddlestonmollie and nanvan. Nanvan, it looks like customs was suspicious... 216838

07-21-2020, 04:42 PM
Glad they got there - never had customs check one of my swap envelopes before! Hope none were damaged?

Was the money for postage for my returns still inside???

07-21-2020, 08:30 PM
Everything was still there and in great condition:) It appears that they only opened one end of the card. The other side was still held closed with washi.

07-24-2020, 01:11 AM
Cards mailed today... forgot to take a picture of them

07-24-2020, 04:39 AM
My cards arrived,right?

07-24-2020, 12:36 PM
Yes, they have :)
I'm on my way to updating the first post and leaving itraders now

07-24-2020, 01:39 PM
Just an FYI...

I submitted the next swap in the series, so hopefully GHI will be up and running within a couple days :jiggy:

07-26-2020, 04:55 PM

May I join in? I know it's late but I wanted to make sure the coins were finished and in the envelope before I committed. They are ready to go!

07-27-2020, 06:55 PM
Everyone, welcome MaryBeth to her first AFA swap :)

Also, I have coins from Donnacr and Karr3ll (and GHI, too).

If you haven't seen it yet, GHI swap is posted :jiggy:

07-28-2020, 06:54 PM
They are in the mail!

07-28-2020, 08:40 PM
Great- thanks for letting me know :)

07-30-2020, 06:14 PM
I have AMAZING coins in from MaryBeth and Beverley!

08-01-2020, 04:27 AM
Unfortunately, I need to withdraw.

08-09-2020, 07:54 PM
My coins:
D is for Doily, Dots, Dog, Delphinium, and Different

E is for Eye, Elephant, Egg, Eel, and Expression

F is for Fuschia, Flamingo, Feather, Fish, and Forever

08-09-2020, 10:36 PM
Wonderful coins, prex! Love them all!

08-10-2020, 09:58 AM
Hmmm.... mow the lawn first or swap out coins first? Either way, I plan to have these out in tomorrow's mail.

08-10-2020, 02:34 PM
I lied... returns are going out today!

I’ll probably be posting JKL within a few days :)

08-13-2020, 08:33 PM
I received my awesome coins today. Thanks so much to lazyshadows (devil); Robin (Egg); and Heathermae77 (flabellate). They are all really beautiful. Thanks so much to our wonderful hostess, prex, for these great swaps. So fun!

08-13-2020, 08:45 PM
Thank you, prex, for hosting this series. And thanks for the great returns from Vegan4animals, nanvan, and Carol.

08-15-2020, 09:18 PM
I'm glad coins have been landing within a reasonable time frame. Today was the first day this week that I felt normal (not sick), so I haven't put up JKL yet. I'll do it soon, though :)

08-15-2020, 10:54 PM
Hope you're feeling much better, prex!

08-16-2020, 08:55 AM
I am... thank you! Back to normal. I actually ate real food for dinner last night :jiggy:

08-17-2020, 03:08 PM
Thank you so much for hosting the swap prex. What fun!

And thank you for the beautiful cards Beverley, Spirit Soul, and huddlestonmollie!

08-25-2020, 07:06 AM
My awesome returns are here!

08-27-2020, 01:34 PM
Still waiting on my coins, Lol! This mail is crazzzyyyy sloooowww!!

08-27-2020, 06:32 PM
Wow! They made it to Greece before Canada. I'm crossing my fingers, Beverley. I've been doing small things that I can to support the USPS.

09-02-2020, 12:16 AM
Received my returns from LazyShadows (Elf), Mary Beth (Folds) and Spirit Soul (D) - Fabulous coins! Love them All. Off to leave YouRocks and ITrader - big thanks to our hostess, prex!

09-22-2020, 07:50 AM
Still nothing in Queensland :cry: