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Vicki Z
07-26-2020, 01:50 PM
Swap Due Date: Due October 02, 2020
Signup/Withdraw Date: October 02, 2020
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Any and all media and techniques are welcome
Vampires and Vixens Swap, Due October 02, 2020



RETURNS MAILED OUT 10/01



The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him. ~ Garrett Fort


This is a swap dedicated to vampires and vampire lovers alike, plus female vampires and vixens. The creepy, scary, sexy beings that keep us up at nights to watch their movies and fuel our dreams (and desires).

Let's get back to the original vampy-ness and focus on the classic horror movies and early vampire books.
Not wanting to list the hundreds of movies and books out there, but I am looking for the "classic" vampires: Nosferatu, Count Dracula, the Ann Rice Vampire Chronicles, Lost Boys, or male or female vampires in general, are okay. Lestat and Vampirella are Fangtastic. Also good are the historical vampires, Count Dracula, Vlad, Elizabeth Bathory. The Vampire the masquerade stuff and lost boys and Anita Blake and Anne Rice are also cool. BTW, Anne Rice has a new book out.

Please note that these are all classic vampires, burned by sunlight and holy water, vampires.
For this swap, we are talking full frontal fang, artery opening, cross fearing, sexy as hell vamps!
Please stay away from the new vampire stuff like Twilight, Tru Blood, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you lust for Edward, or Buffy and friends, there are other swaps to join.

Please note, I am not anti-TV-Vampires.
I happen to like Edward and Bella, although I am really more Team Jacob.
I have all the books, have read them twice, have been to the movies, and I own the DVDs.
But I still prefer the classics, and I like the original legends (and the original "rules").
In the early legends sunlight killed.

The whole sparkle in the sunlight thing is a "new" legend.
Wearing a ring to be able to walk in the sun is a "new" legend.

Maybe there is a certain comfort in knowing that there is a way to terminate the "bad" vampires.
Like the nasties in "From Dusk till Dawn". George Clooney starred in that movie, but not too many people have ever seen it. It is rated a horror film, but some of the characters are very comical, like the guy with the gun in his belt buckle!

Make cards that show the creepy, scary, sexy aspect of these beings of the night.
Show vampires that follow the old rules/legends. No vampires that sparkle in the sun.
No cute vampires, no children dressed up as vampires, are allowed.




* This is a 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 card trade. Make 3 or 6 cards and receive the same number back.

* ALL mediums and techniques are welcome. Please make sure you add some depth to your cards, whatever style you choose. Your mediums can include, but are not limited to: paper, tissue paper, crayon, acrylic, watercolor, gel pens, colored pencil, rubber stamping, ink, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, etc. Please do not take an image, cut it out, glue it to a card, and call it done. Color the background. Add some texture. Add more than one image. Make the ATC YOUR CREATION! I do ask that you send in your best work. Something you would not be disappointed in receiving if it was sent to you.

* Please sign up by posting to this thread. I will acknowledge you and add your user name to the participant list below.
* ONLY ATCs allowed. No APCs accepted.
* All cards need to be sent each in their own plastic sleeve.
* All cards need to be standard ATC size: 2.5” x 3.5”
* All cards need to be sturdy enough to earn the name “card” (no floppy or flimsy paper). If it is created on a single sheet of paper, and "flimsy", please back your ATC with something stiffer, or more firm, such as a cereal box.
* Just as important, check for cards that are too thick. Each card must still be capable of fitting into the standard ATC sleeve. If your ATC will not fit into an ATC sleeve, it is too bulky.
* Please put the Swap name and your Username on the back of all cards. And please write clearly on everything!
.....We can't give you itrades and/or You Rock! points if we don't know who you are.
* Please confirm there is enough postage on both the envelope you send to me, and the envelope I need to send back to you.
* If you are unsure about mailing ATCs, or just may want to pick up some good tips for shipping, here is a great link.
http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=909

* If you are inside the U.S., please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches, with 55 cents postage, or one "Forever" stamp if trading 3 cards; or one forever and one 15 cent stamp (additional ounce postage) if trading 6 cards, OR if your cards are extra heavy or extra bulky (or 2 forever stamps if that is easier).

* International participants, if you have U.S. funds, or U.S. postage, it is greatly appreciated. However, since many of you do not have access to U.S. stamps, I will cover your postage. Please include a self addressed envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches (10 x 28 cm), or if you do not have the correct size envelope, please include a large mailing label with your address and I will provide the envelope.

* I apologize for being so demanding about the envelope size, but the postal rates in the US charge extra for thickness. When cards are stacked, or overlapped, in (a smaller) envelope, it almost always costs more to mail. If you send me a small envy, the cards get stacked. When I use the 4 inch by 9 1/2 inch business size envelopes, I can spread the cards over the area, making a THIN package, and only pay for basic (minimum) postage.

* Cards are due IN MY HANDS by October 02, 2020. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. Returns will be mailed promptly. Late cards will be returned, as it is unfair to those participants who always have their cards in early or on time.

* A hostie card in this theme is appreciated but not at all expected!

* Thank you for considering this swap! If you have my address from previous swaps, it hasn't changed. If you are new, or have not been in one of my swaps for a while, I’ll PM you with my address when you sign up!

* Above all ~Have fun!!!

Current Participants
Vampires and Vixens Swap, Due October 02, 2020

1; Heathermae77 -- Cards Received 8/17
*2. Ancient Planter -- Cards Received 9/09
*3. SpottedCrow -- Cards Received 8/25
*4. Elliejaybird -- Cards Received 8/25
rn5; Oneeyedwonder -- Cards Received 8/17
6. eggstudio10 -- Cards Received 9/02
*7. JenUrebel -- Cards Received 8/20
*8. Nicky -- Cards Received 9/02
*9. Boots -- Cards Received 8/13
*10. Vicki Z -- Cards Received 8/13
11; Ylimeyella -- Cards Received 9/25
*/. josiesuelupin -- WITHDREW

Heathermae77
07-27-2020, 09:21 AM
Sign me up please I am excited

Ancient Planter
07-27-2020, 10:32 AM
How about "What We Do in the Shadows"? I love that TV series!! But you know me, I'm classic vampire, too. Sign me up!

Somewhere I've got a copy of Lasher signed by Anne Rice. She was really cool; I liked her (my boyfriend at the time worked for the bookstore where she was doing a signing & I got to talk with her). Loved her books until she changed her genre. Is her new book back into her vampire/scary style? I'll have to look.

Vicki Z
07-27-2020, 03:46 PM
Sign me up please I am excited

Welcome Heathermae77.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
07-27-2020, 03:49 PM
How about "What We Do in the Shadows"? I love that TV series!! But you know me, I'm classic vampire, too. Sign me up!

Somewhere I've got a copy of Lasher signed by Anne Rice. She was really cool; I liked her (my boyfriend at the time worked for the bookstore where she was doing a signing & I got to talk with her). Loved her books until she changed her genre. Is her new book back into her vampire/scary style? I'll have to look.


I also LOVE "What We Do in the Shadows".
When they first started to advertise it as a new TV offering, I kept thinking up ideas of what they could do with the series.
The writers must think the same way I do because they have used a lot of the same themes I was thinking about. :jiggy:

I signed you up.

SpottedCrow
07-28-2020, 11:24 AM
Always love to sink my fangs into this swap! Please sign me up !

Vicki Z
07-28-2020, 12:40 PM
Welcome SpottedCrow.
I signed you up.

Elliejaybird
07-28-2020, 06:28 PM
Is it wrong that I want to join all of your new swaps? I love a creepy vampire, Nosferatu and all that!

Vicki Z
07-28-2020, 08:38 PM
Is it wrong that I want to join all of your new swaps? I love a creepy vampire, Nosferatu and all that!

NOT wrong at all.
We apparently have similar tastes.
Welcome.
I signed you up.

Monroy28
07-29-2020, 01:46 AM
Lurking for fun

Vicki Z
07-29-2020, 05:37 AM
Lurkers welcome Monroy28.
Hope you come back and join us.

josiesuelupin
07-30-2020, 05:23 PM
Sign me up please!

Vicki Z
08-01-2020, 09:26 AM
Welcome josiesuelupin.
I signed you up.

TrinaLD
08-01-2020, 11:40 AM
Definitely lurking.

Ancient Planter
08-02-2020, 12:16 PM
Got some vampires done:

217206 217207 217208

217209 217210 (closed and open)

Vicki Z
08-02-2020, 12:39 PM
AWESOME cards, Ancient Planter.
LOVE BEST the one that opens (surprise, surprise!!!)

Vicki Z
08-02-2020, 12:40 PM
Lurkers welcome, Trina LD.

Ancient Planter
08-02-2020, 02:10 PM
AWESOME cards, Ancient Planter.
LOVE BEST the one that opens (surprise, surprise!!!)

I thought you would, Vicki! You know, I can't wait for them to do a movie about Christopher Lee's life!

Vicki Z
08-02-2020, 03:27 PM
I thought you would, Vicki! You know, I can't wait for them to do a movie about Christopher Lee's life!

That would be FANG-TASTIC!!!!!
AWESOME!

Vicki Z
08-03-2020, 01:53 PM
Turner Classic Movies is going to run a bunch of Christopher Lee movies next month.
I better stock up on popcorn!!!

Oneeyedwonder
08-04-2020, 05:10 PM
Lurking with bloody intent.

Vicki Z
08-05-2020, 09:41 AM
Lurking with bloody intent.

FANG-TASTIC!!!!!
Lurkers welcome, but you know you MUST come back.
Look Deeeeep into my eyes........

Oneeyedwonder
08-07-2020, 12:58 PM
FANG-TASTIC!!!!!
Lurkers welcome, but you know you MUST come back.
Look Deeeeep into my eyes........

Look Deep into my EYE...User name joke :)
I am an Anne Rice fan so I started working some cards up last night. I am in! PMing for address now.

eggstudio
08-07-2020, 06:56 PM
Yes please, I'm so in for so vamp fun!

SpottedCrow
08-07-2020, 08:22 PM
Fantastic cards Ancient planter!
Love the Nosferatu behind the window!

Vicki Z
08-07-2020, 11:09 PM
Look Deep into my EYE...User name joke :)
I am an Anne Rice fan so I started working some cards up last night. I am in! PMing for address now.

Welcome.
I signed you up.
I just sent you my address via PM.

Vicki Z
08-07-2020, 11:11 PM
Welcome eggstudio.
I signed you up.

JenUrebel
08-09-2020, 05:18 PM
Sign me up. I've got some vixens on the go.

Heathermae77
08-09-2020, 06:49 PM
Cards are one their way...

Vicki Z
08-11-2020, 10:34 AM
Thanks for the heads up, Heathermae77.
I will let you know when your cards arrive.

Vicki Z
08-11-2020, 10:34 AM
Welcome JenUrebel.
I signed you up.

JenUrebel
08-13-2020, 11:43 AM
Mine are ready to mail

Vicki Z
08-13-2020, 12:54 PM
FAB cards, JenUrebel.
I can't wait to see them in real life.

SpottedCrow
08-14-2020, 09:19 AM
Resting Place- embossed, gelatos, metallic gel pens, rhinestone

In the tower- embossed, stamped, paint pens

Come to me- magazine background, packing tape transfer bat, printed image, decorative paper

Eternity- gelatos, embossing, paint pens, printed moon, book text

My scanner did not pick up the red as deep as it is.. not sure why.
but I hope you enjoy them.

Vicki Z
08-14-2020, 10:01 AM
FANG-TASTIC cards!
Your cards look like you had lots of fun with them.
You have some really unique ideas in these creations.
This one is my favorite.
It is so stunningly different.
But the "Tower" is compellingly cool, and "Resting Place" is wonderful,
and of course I like "Come to Me" with the vintage black and white image.....

I can't wait to see them in person.
Thanks for posting.

AWESOME ART

JenUrebel
08-16-2020, 02:34 PM
Dropping mine at the PO today!

SpottedCrow
08-17-2020, 09:37 AM
Vamps flying your way. Went postal today.

Vicki Z
08-17-2020, 11:45 AM
Thanks for the heads up SpottedCrow and JenUrebel.
I will let you know as soon as your cards arrive.

Vicki Z
08-17-2020, 11:47 AM
Cards received from oneeyedwonder and Heathermae77.

Nicky
08-19-2020, 10:08 AM
Lurking for now - tempting but time is an issue at the moment

Vicki Z
08-19-2020, 10:10 AM
Lurkers always welcome.
Hope you can find time to join us.

Vicki Z
08-21-2020, 07:30 AM
AWESOME cards received from JenUrebel.
Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

Nicky
08-21-2020, 08:31 AM
Okay - stopped lurking and started drawing on the first day of my annual holiday. If my cards meet your qualifications, then please sign me up and I will send them on their way tomorrow.

Vicki Z
08-23-2020, 02:57 PM
AWESOME cards, Nicky.
I am so glad you could join us.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
08-25-2020, 01:39 PM
FANG-TASTIC cards received from SpottedCrow and Elliejaybird.
Thanks to each of you for including a hostie card.

eggstudio
08-25-2020, 02:44 PM
Just popped my cards in the post. 3 for swap 1 for the best Hostess.

Vicki Z
08-25-2020, 03:44 PM
Thanks for letting me know. eggstudio.
I will watch for your cards and let you know when they arrive.

Vicki Z
08-31-2020, 03:17 PM
There is a full moon tomorrow night into Wednesday morning.
What a perfect time to create spooky Vampires and Vixens cards.
I hope your Muse is with you.

Vicki Z
09-02-2020, 11:44 AM
AWESOME cards received from Nicky and eggstudio.
Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

Nicky
09-02-2020, 01:11 PM
Glad they made it safe and rather fast too... always a relief when cards get to their destination fast and without trouble.

Vicki Z
09-07-2020, 10:20 AM
Mail is unpredictable!
It ranges from FASTER than pre-COVID19 to Sloooooooow.
And I understand it will get worse.

Vicki Z
09-10-2020, 01:56 PM
FANG-TASTIC cards received from Ancient Planter.
Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

ylimeyella
09-11-2020, 07:38 PM
This is awesome! Sign me up!

Boots
09-12-2020, 06:39 AM
AWESOME!
Sign me up.

Vicki Z
09-12-2020, 06:30 PM
This is awesome! Sign me up!

Welcome Ylimeyella, both to my swap and to this site.
I signed you up.

I notice you are new.
Please note the information in the first post.
If you have any additional questions, please ask.

Vicki Z
09-16-2020, 01:32 PM
Just a little over 2 weeks until cards need to be IN MY HANDS.
Don't wait too long to create and mail.
Mail Transit has been extremely unpredictable.

Monroy28
09-17-2020, 09:31 PM
Is a vixion like a sexy Gothic girl..or a female vampire?

Vicki Z
09-17-2020, 10:36 PM
That would be a female vampire, or perhaps a sexy lady a current vampire is going to turn into a new vampire. ;)

josiesuelupin
09-20-2020, 11:03 PM
I’ve had some recent health problems so I’m going to have to withdraw. Thank you

Vicki Z
09-21-2020, 07:09 AM
I’ve had some recent health problems so I’m going to have to withdraw. Thank you

Thanks for letting me know.

TrinaLD
09-21-2020, 11:24 AM
Great vampires and vixens everyone. I have not been able to manage any for this swap, but it's fun to see what you all have done. Enjoy!

Vicki Z
09-21-2020, 12:18 PM
Great vampires and vixens everyone. I have not been able to manage any for this swap, but it's fun to see what you all have done. Enjoy!

I am so sorry you cannot join us, but I am delighted you are enjoying all the eye candy.
Hope to see you in another swap.

Vicki Z
09-25-2020, 12:42 PM
Cards received from Ylimeyella.

Vicki Z
09-25-2020, 12:46 PM
I just read a press release stating that the post office is not able to meet their own mailing deadlines......
This means delayed mail.

I just received (today) cards mailed on the 15th and on the 17th.
This translates to a 10 day, and an 8 day, mail transit time (for items mailed within the U.S.) as versus an earlier 3-5 day mail transit time.

Please mail early to meet swap deadlines.
Mail is taking longer these days.

Vicki Z
10-02-2020, 06:52 AM
RETURNS HAVE BEEN MAILED OUT!!!!

All participants have their cards here, so all cards have been swapped and mailed out a day early.
Thanks to one and all for participating.

Vicki Z
10-04-2020, 05:14 PM
Please remember, mail is moving slooooow.
Transit time seems to be currently 7-10days.

SpottedCrow
10-05-2020, 12:32 PM
Vampires and Vixens in the house!

itrader for our fabulous host and You rocks for players on the way. Thanks Vicki for another awesome swap!

Vicki Z
10-05-2020, 08:06 PM
Vampires and Vixens in the house!

itrader for our fabulous host and You rocks for players on the way. Thanks Vicki for another awesome swap!

WOW
You got your returns much quicker than I expected.
Perhaps mail is getting moving faster.

Thanks for letting me know yours arrived safely.

Nicky
10-09-2020, 07:02 AM
Returns arrived this afternoon... off to leave iTrader and You rocks

Vicki Z
10-09-2020, 07:20 AM
Thanks for letting me know.