View Full Version : “PINK POODLES” handdrawn/handpainted ATC Swap, due August 10

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.


2. Terri F - RECEIVED
3. CMontalvo - RECEIVED
4. Jodi - 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
16. Jean - RECEIVED
17. Fierce Armadillo - RECEIVED
18. ArbitraryStar - RECEIVED
19. Bubblecup - RECEIVED

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".

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

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

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

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

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

Please sign me up for ze Pink Poodles! Manifique!


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

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

My poodle approves.


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

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

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 ��

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

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

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


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!

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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

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!

06-21-2020, 03:46 PM

First 3. Will come up with one more soon.

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

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

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 :)

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.

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

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?

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

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

06-24-2020, 12:27 PM

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

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.

06-25-2020, 01:36 PM

Completed my 4th. Will be mailing soon CiCi!

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!

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

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


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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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!

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

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

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....

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

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! :)

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

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

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!


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.

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

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

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!

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

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, ;)

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

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

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

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

08-06-2020, 05:19 PM
ArbitraryStar, your wonderful doggies are here! Thanks for the host card, it will be a very tough choice.
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.

08-07-2020, 05:41 PM
Cards just arrived from CMontalvo, appreciate the host card!

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!

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.

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!)

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!

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

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!

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

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

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!

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