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CiCiCreates
06-04-2020, 06:57 PM
Due date: August 10
Signup/withdrawal date: August 5
Number of Players: Unlimited
Number of cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Media: Hand-drawn/hand-painted (inks, paints, markers, pencils

JUST FOR FUN! I am really not an advocate of dyeing dogs’ fur, so this swap should be for cartoony or whimsical, light-hearted styles. I almost called it “Pink Poodles in Paris”, but thought that might be too limiting. Your variety can come with the use of different shades of pink, dog body versus just head and face, bow on head, flower, butterfly, etc. Also, the doggies can be doing anything fun,cute, or interesting. They could be drinking wine, champagne, or cappuccino. They just need to be PINK. Can’t wait to see your creative ideas. I would encourage the use of embellishments, just try to keep them as flat as possible. I just wanted this to be a simple and fun swap theme, and do post pictures if you can.

Guidelines and Mailing:

- Please PM me for my address when cards are ready to mail.
- Place each 2 1/2 x 3 1/2” card in its own plastic sleeve for protection.
- Be sure it qualifies as a “card”, and doesn’t easily bend into a U-shape.
- Please spread evenly within the envelope, using Washi or Painters tape to secure (Scotch tape can tear the sleeves).
- Please write your Username, Real name, and Swap Title on the back of each card.
- USA Players, please include a large address label plus one Forever stamp. I will provide envelopes.
- INTERNATIONAL Players, please enclose your address label plus $1 USA, or a Global Forever stamp. I will provide envelopes.
- An extra “host card” is always appreciated, but never necessary in order to play.
- When returns are received, please be sure to leave iTrader for your host, and “You Rock” points for those who created your returns.

TICKLED PINK PLAYERS:

1. WITHDRAWN
2. Terri F - RECEIVED
3. CMontalvo - RECEIVED
4. Jodi - RECEIVED
5. ARTG33K74 - RECEIVED
6. Notinkansas - RECEIVED
7. It’s Amanda (UK) - RECEIVED
8. An.M.Sudyka - RECEIVED
9. Onyablue - RECEIVED
10. Acalla - RECEIVED
11. Artbymee - RECEIVED
12. SharonPMartin - RECEIVED
13. MissRich - RECEIVED
14. Monroy28 - RECEIVED
15. WITHDRAWN
16. Jean - RECEIVED
17. Fierce Armadillo - RECEIVED
18. ArbitraryStar - RECEIVED
19. Bubblecup - RECEIVED

CiCiCreates
06-04-2020, 08:58 PM
These sample cards are by me. "New Hat" is in markers and acrylics. "Oodles of Poodles" is watercolor and marker (and much pinker than pic). "Afternoon Walk is in watercolors with pink dimensional acrylic paint on "fur poufs".

notinkansas
06-05-2020, 11:02 AM
Lurking...I'll have to see if I can kick start my muse.

CiCiCreates
06-05-2020, 05:59 PM
I hope you can, NIK. Welcome to lurk in the meantime!

Monroy28
06-05-2020, 07:00 PM
lurking for now. i love poodles

CiCiCreates
06-05-2020, 07:21 PM
Well, I knew you loved Paris, but I didn’t know you loved poodles as well....sounds like a perfect swap for you! Welcome to lurk until you’re ready.

zhouzhou
06-07-2020, 10:44 AM
I'd love to play!

CiCiCreates
06-07-2020, 11:11 AM
I’d love to sign you up - welcome!

Terri F
06-07-2020, 01:26 PM
Carol Please sign me up. I am ready to poodle doodle ;)

Thanks so much for inviting me <3

CiCiCreates
06-07-2020, 01:32 PM
Can’t wait to see your poodles, Terri. Signing you up now!

CMontalvo
06-07-2020, 04:28 PM
I love Paris! And I love pink Poodles! Could you sign me up please!

Thank you!

CiCiCreates
06-07-2020, 04:56 PM
With pleasure, welcome!

Jodi
06-10-2020, 07:41 AM
Can I join? Love poodles....

CiCiCreates
06-10-2020, 09:52 AM
Welcome, Jodi!

ARTG33K74
06-10-2020, 09:05 PM
CiCi mon ami,

Please sign me up for ze Pink Poodles! Manifique!

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CiCiCreates
06-10-2020, 09:09 PM
Welcome Shellie - cute pic!!

ARTG33K74
06-11-2020, 11:54 PM
OK I went on a poodle doodle spree and have six outlines.

My poodle approves.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA0CjFIp-PN/

CiCiCreates
06-12-2020, 12:11 AM
Exciting! You are on a roll.

notinkansas
06-12-2020, 12:38 PM
I have 2 done so I am officially signing up!

CiCiCreates
06-12-2020, 12:44 PM
Yay, happy to see you here!

It’s Amanda
06-13-2020, 01:12 PM
Ooooo this is adorable, I like the idea of France/different nationalities and that it can be kinda cartoony so I can give them their own personalities.

Sign me up for 6 please ��

CiCiCreates
06-13-2020, 01:53 PM
Absolutely they can have their own personalities, Amanda. Welcome to the swap, and to the AFA site as well. There is so much variety and different ways to trade here that I don’t think anyone could ever get bored!

It’s Amanda
06-13-2020, 07:14 PM
I’ve completed two cards already, love this theme!! It’s so fun, I am going to base them around European cultures like our cute little poodle is on a euro tour. This one is Germany but I’ve done France too, just keeping that one secret for when you get it in the post lol216081

It’s Amanda
06-13-2020, 07:19 PM
By the way, the poodle is pinker in the real picture on the curly bits it’s just pale pink and doesn’t show in my yellow room light well on my camera

CiCiCreates
06-13-2020, 07:22 PM
I LOVE that card, Amanda! Also like your idea of a pink poodle touring Europe - so fun!

ARTG33K74
06-13-2020, 10:33 PM
Manifique pink poodles, in Paris or Provence!

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CiCiCreates
06-13-2020, 11:00 PM
Wow! You knocked it out of the park! Is that really a smart phone with the fancy hairdo poodle? Also love the cute beret one, and the lavender fields (that must be Provence). Heck, I love them all, great job!

ARTG33K74
06-14-2020, 06:23 PM
Thank you, CiCi! I needed to take a day off and make art for tres chic poodles!

An. M. Sudyka
06-14-2020, 07:59 PM
Sounds interesting, please sign me up for this swap.

CiCiCreates
06-14-2020, 08:43 PM
You got it, An.

Terri F, I saw your poodle cards in the gallery, and they are great! Everyone should go look.

CiCiCreates
06-18-2020, 07:54 PM
A tie today for the first cards to arrive! Sets came in from Terri F and ARTG33K74, thank you both for the host cards!

acalla
06-19-2020, 08:49 AM
lurking :)

CiCiCreates
06-19-2020, 01:57 PM
Acalla, your wonderful whimsical style would produce some great poodle cards....but I won’t push! You are welcome to lurk, hope you can eventually sign up.

CiCiCreates
06-19-2020, 08:07 PM
An.M.Sudyka, your cute and cartoony poodles are here! Thanks for including an extra.

onyablue
06-21-2020, 05:32 AM
Hi,
Could I join, I would hope the mail from Australia would get to you by August 10th.

CiCiCreates
06-21-2020, 10:15 AM
I would surely think so, onyablue! I will sign you up and PM my address since I see in the gallery that your cards are all made. They are great, such diversity in styles, I really like each one!

notinkansas
06-21-2020, 03:46 PM
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First 3. Will come up with one more soon.

CiCiCreates
06-21-2020, 04:49 PM
Ok, I’m keeping them all! Just kidding, but they are all so cute!

onyablue
06-21-2020, 08:14 PM
My PP's. 216241216242216240

acalla
06-23-2020, 10:18 AM
I am going to join in on the fun! Mine are almost most done...so I will be posting soon :)

CiCiCreates
06-23-2020, 12:32 PM
I really love your art style, Acalla, so of course I’m happy to have you join, and excited to see your poodles! I will PM my address for mailing.

Noodlerabbit88
06-23-2020, 02:29 PM
Going to lurk, been a while want to see if making the first card is a success!!

CiCiCreates
06-23-2020, 03:18 PM
So welcome to lurk! Yay for those first cards that often tell us what we need to know, right?

artbymee
06-24-2020, 09:54 AM
Count me in please.

CiCiCreates
06-24-2020, 12:12 PM
Welcome, artbymee!

BekahStargazing
06-24-2020, 12:27 PM
Lurking!

Monroy28
06-24-2020, 08:57 PM
lurking for now......=)

CiCiCreates
06-24-2020, 09:12 PM
Welcome to lurk, BekahStargazing!

You too Monroy (although you already “lurked” in post#7 - LOL). Darn, when I saw your name again I thought you were joining.

notinkansas
06-25-2020, 01:36 PM
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Completed my 4th. Will be mailing soon CiCi!

CiCiCreates
06-25-2020, 02:01 PM
So cute! Big Princess, little Queen (because it’s a Monarch - lol). Looking forward to receiving your set, Kelly!

CiCiCreates
06-25-2020, 07:34 PM
Jodi, your cute poodles have arrived! I appreciate the host card.

acalla
06-26-2020, 09:52 AM
Mine are done

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=555255

CiCiCreates
06-26-2020, 12:12 PM
Acalla, they are just MARVELOUS!!

notinkansas
06-26-2020, 12:57 PM
mailed today!

CiCiCreates
06-26-2020, 11:38 PM
A wonderful set just arrived from It’s Amanda. Her pink poodle is very well traveled, visiting several European countries in great doodled detail!

SharonPMartin
06-28-2020, 08:56 AM
May I goin in on this fun?

CiCiCreates
06-28-2020, 12:30 PM
Sharon, you avatar says you must! Signing you up now.

CiCiCreates
06-30-2020, 03:06 PM
Notinkansas, your adorable poodles have arrived safely! Just too cute!

artbymee
06-30-2020, 11:24 PM
Here are my cards. 216380

CiCiCreates
07-01-2020, 12:11 AM
Very cute and creative poses! Thanks for posting a picture.

Jean
07-01-2020, 06:31 PM
Poodles?! And PINK????? Lurking hard and looking for my blank cards. If I can get cards done to mail early enough, I'll be back!

CiCiCreates
07-01-2020, 08:18 PM
I really hope to see you back, Jean! Thanks for checking us out. When I first got this swap idea, I thought it was a little silly, but I'm really glad I went ahead with it because the cards I'm seeing have been so wonderful!

MissRich
07-03-2020, 10:19 AM
:wub: I'd love to join!

CiCiCreates
07-03-2020, 01:18 PM
Welcome, MissRich!

Monroy28
07-03-2020, 03:42 PM
Hi ....I made 4 wonderful pink poodles in paris.... can u add me. I will pm you for your addie thank u

CiCiCreates
07-03-2020, 03:51 PM
Happily adding you now, Monroy28!

Introverted_Chap
07-04-2020, 04:42 PM
Ohh this looks like such fun, may I join?

CiCiCreates
07-04-2020, 05:58 PM
Absolutely, I will sign you up now!

Monroy28
07-06-2020, 08:32 PM
Poodles are on their way to u.

CiCiCreates
07-06-2020, 08:46 PM
Cool, can’t wait to see them!

CiCiCreates
07-06-2020, 09:13 PM
Artbymee, your delightful curly canines arrived in my mailbox today, thanks for the extra!

CiCiCreates
07-08-2020, 10:38 PM
ARTG33K74, your pink poodle is on the Home Page!

zhouzhou
07-09-2020, 11:42 PM
I need to drop out of this swap... I hate it but it must be....

CiCiCreates
07-10-2020, 12:21 AM
Oh dear, I really hate to see you go! But I thank you for letting me know. (There is still over a month till due date, so if you find you can swing it after all, come back and I will sign you up again).

CiCiCreates
07-10-2020, 12:31 AM
Onyablue, your colorful and modern poodles have safely arrived. Thanks so much for the blue jay hostie, I love it!

onyablue
07-10-2020, 07:42 AM
So glad you like.:spinny:

CiCiCreates
07-10-2020, 08:02 PM
Cards arrived today from MissRich and Monroy28, thanks to both for the host cards.

Jean
07-18-2020, 03:17 AM
Please pm me your address. I've got two poodles done, and hope to have a set to mail out on Monday. I am worrying that I am cutting it close....

CiCiCreates
07-18-2020, 01:01 PM
Sending a PM, and Welcome!

CiCiCreates
07-18-2020, 01:44 PM
Jean, please do go ahead and send your cards. In the last several months, I haven’t had a lot of mail to or from Canada that would help me advise you as to the postal timeframe. But the few I have had were delivered within about 10-16 days. Let’s try it and hope, I think it will be fine. Also, I feel we can all (hostess and players as well) be a little lenient about unknown mail dates during this trying time.

Fierce Armadillo
07-19-2020, 10:47 AM
Please sign me up, my poodles are ready to mail! :)

ArbitraryStar
07-19-2020, 11:13 AM
Lurking with intent....

CiCiCreates
07-19-2020, 01:09 PM
Welcome to lurk, ArbitraryStar, and Welcome to FierceArmadillo, sent you my address and signing you up now.

Jean
07-20-2020, 02:03 PM
Here are my poodles. They are going out today, with prayers that they get there in time. Thanks for hosting!

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CiCiCreates
07-20-2020, 03:15 PM
Those are wonderful Jean! They look very elegant, and the first one on the cushion seems to have a “regal attitude”. But the second one looks like a puppy, not that interested in posing - just adorable.

CiCiCreates
07-25-2020, 06:34 PM
Just received cards from Fierce Armadillo, thanks for including an extra.

CiCiCreates
07-27-2020, 09:31 PM
SharonPMartin, your poodles are here! Thank you for the host card.

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We are getting some great art in this swap. It is proving just what I hoped it would be, colorful, fun, and either simple or cartoony.....but mostly fun!

CiCiCreates
07-30-2020, 07:35 PM
Well, Jean, your cute Poodles have safely arrived, and well before the due date too! No more worries!

Jean
07-31-2020, 11:09 AM
What a relief! Thank you for letting me play. I haven't done art in years, but -- poodles! lol I think poodles are my totem animal, ;)

ArbitraryStar
07-31-2020, 10:39 PM
Sign me up!

CiCiCreates
07-31-2020, 11:47 PM
Will do!

ArbitraryStar
08-01-2020, 07:29 AM
in the mail this morning. As a poodle owner, this swap makes me super happy. Thank you!

CiCiCreates
08-04-2020, 07:01 PM
I will be on the lookout for them, can't wait!

CiCiCreates
08-06-2020, 05:19 PM
ArbitraryStar, your wonderful doggies are here! Thanks for the host card, it will be a very tough choice.
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Monday is our due date and I think we will be good. I am just waiting for cards from two more players, and they are already in the mail. Should arrive in time.

CiCiCreates
08-07-2020, 05:41 PM
Cards just arrived from CMontalvo, appreciate the host card!
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Be watching for our private swap gallery pics posted right here in a day or two. These cards are so cute and fun that I thought they deserved a gallery, but I have no idea (and may not even be techie enough to understand directions) how to do that. So our own private gallery is the best I can do, watch for it soon!

CiCiCreates
08-08-2020, 05:39 PM
I will post the above-referenced gallery in a little while, just wanted to take the time to say.....Acalla, your cards have arrived! And Bubblecup, what a lovely surprise to get yours, I just signed you up.

CiCiCreates
08-08-2020, 06:21 PM
Here's our little private gallery, aren't they cute? Sorry, Acalla's and Bubblecup's arrived late for the photo (but they are every bit as cute!)

CiCiCreates
08-10-2020, 04:56 PM
All returns are in the mail today, with the exception of a few Internationals which will go out tomorrow. Remember to leave iTrader and rep points when you receive your returns. Thanks for making this a really fun swap!

Bubblecup
08-10-2020, 11:47 PM
Yay, I'm so glad mine arrived in time!

Monroy28
08-13-2020, 10:20 PM
Got my returns..cute cards thank u

An. M. Sudyka
08-14-2020, 07:47 PM
Received beautiful cards today from It's Amanda, Art by Mee, Jean, Monroy 28, fierce armadillo, and Sharon P. Martin.
Cards are beautiful!

CiCiCreates
08-18-2020, 04:03 PM
Nice to be hearing from so many of you regarding returns received. Keep the reports coming!

notinkansas
08-18-2020, 08:42 PM
Loved my returns! This was a great theme!

CiCiCreates
08-25-2020, 02:51 PM
Still have not heard from half of my players - keep the reports coming, either with my iTrader or just a comment here on the thread, so I know you received your returns ok, thanks!

CiCiCreates
09-02-2020, 02:52 PM
Still hoping to hear from a few more of you, then I will archive this swap.