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Donnacr
08-23-2020, 06:20 AM
Due date: October 20
Postage date for non-Australians: September 29
I live in Australia - mail will NOT reach me quickly! Mail is getting back to closer to normal but, with reduced international flights, I would still suggest you allow at least a month, if not 5 weeks.
cards: 3:3 or 6:6
participants: unlimited
media: any and all but MUST include at least 1 postage stamp with some LAND ANIMAL on it (NOT cats, dogs or butterflies - they have had their own swaps already)


RETURNS MAILED 3/ 11/ 20



I have LOTS postage stamps and love using them on my cards so I have decided to run a monthly series of swaps using different topics on the stamps.
short of stamps? Just ask - I have lots of topics and I am very happy to send them to you. If you need some a little quicker just PM CastleQueen5 or AngelJoy - they are in the US and have lots of postage stamps to share as well.

future topics so you can plan ahead:
Nov - Flowers/trees Dec - Christmas Jan '21 - Birds (land or sea eg penguins) Feb - Music (musicians, dancers,singers, etc) Mar- Art (artists, pictures of Art - Classical, native, retro, etc) Apr - Sport (playing sport, sports equipment, Olympics, etc) May - Celebrations/emotions June - Space (astronauts, planets, spaceships - real or fictional eg Star Trek, etc) July - Household items/ food (chairs, lamps, coffee pots, clocks, jugs, etc)

Please include a background for your stamp(s) - it can be an extension of the stamp design or abstract, or something in between. Plain white backgrounds will be returned unswapped.

Post to the thread to sign up.

PM me for my address when you are ready to mail - if you have an address in Robina, I am still there.

Due date:
Cards are to be in my hand by October 20. I will mail your returns as soon as possible but remember, it took up to a month to reach me so your returns may take a month or more to reach you. Please be on time so others don't have to wait.

Postage:
Australian players: please include a stamp equivalent to your postage
International players: unfortunately Australian international postage has gone up to $3.20 so I must ask for a well hidden US$2 or a Global Forever stamp.

ALL players please include a LARGE address label (AT LEAST 2" x2"), I will supply envelopes. Please do NOT send those 3-in-a-row sleeves - they do not fit in my envelopes.

1. Do your best work - I plan to swap effort-for-effort as much as I can.

2. Clearly write your USERNAME and the SWAP NAME on the back of all your cards (so you can get fun Rep points) and on the back of your mailing envelope. I am running a few swaps and do not want to put you with the wrong returns.

3. Please mail early to allow time to reach Australia.

4. An extra card for the swap Host is greatly appreciated but is not required.

5. Embellishments are fine. The completed card needs to fit into a standard pocket and the embellishments need to be securely fastened so they don't fall off during shipping. If it is too bulky it is more than likely that the card will not reach me - either because the envelope has been torn and the card lost, or it is too heavy.

6. Have fun!

7. I will give iTrader feedback when I receive your cards and will also update this post showing that your cards have been received. In return I encourage you to give iTrader Host feedback to me when you receive your swap returns, and Rep points to the artists whose cards you receive. After all, knowing where your cards went is half the fun I think.

PLAYERS:
0. donnacr
1. Haagmm - returned
2. CastleQueen5 - withdrew
3. VickiZ - returned
4. plumhill2001 - returned
5. Cleopatra - returned
6. Suzi - received after mail holiday
7. Betsyg - returned
8. Fandanie - no cards, no communication
9. AngelJoy - returned
10. artbymee - received
11. seascape131 - returned
12. jo.on.the.go - returned
13. BlancoLobo - received

Suzi
08-23-2020, 10:28 AM
Please sign me up!

Betsyg
08-23-2020, 10:31 AM
Sign me up!

Cleopatra
08-23-2020, 08:09 PM
Please sign me up! I got a jump on this swap due to the time it takes to get things to you from the States. The cards went out the week of August 9th. The cards for your Marine Postage Stamp swap went on on July 27th, and I see they have not yet made it to you. Hopefully there's still time! I am enjoying playing with postage stamps!

Fandanie
08-24-2020, 05:26 PM
Please sign me up . Thanks ��

Donnacr
08-25-2020, 01:04 AM
welcome to all the new and returning players

Cleopatra - love that you used dinosaurs for one of your cards. Don't worry about your Marine cards yet - I put our mail on hold while we were on holidays and have not received any mail since my return. Australia Post has gone to delivering mail only every 2nd or 3rd day as there are so many parcels now.

Cleopatra
08-25-2020, 01:36 PM
welcome to all the new and returning players

Cleopatra - love that you used dinosaurs for one of your cards. Don't worry about your Marine cards yet - I put our mail on hold while we were on holidays and have not received any mail since my return. Australia Post has gone to delivering mail only every 2nd or 3rd day as there are so many parcels now.

Good to know! Thanks and I hope you had a good holiday!

plumhill2001
08-25-2020, 09:26 PM
Signing in!
Glad I checked the forums! I don't do that often, and I'd forgotten to be looking for this. :)
Mine were mailed on July 22.

217802
217803

CastleQueen5
08-25-2020, 11:12 PM
I cant play right now, I am so sorry, take my name off the list until I get things cleared up around here.

Vicki Z
08-26-2020, 01:52 AM
Thanks for putting me on the list.
And I'm glad to see my cards have already arrived.
So I thought I should post.

AngelJoy
08-26-2020, 07:23 PM
Sign me up, please!

Seascape131
08-28-2020, 04:06 PM
Lurking...not signing up yet...with a question, is a tiger considered a land animal and or a cat? Thanks Donna

plumhill2001
08-28-2020, 05:59 PM
Cleopatra, those cards are beautiful! My faves would be the horses and the dinos! :)

artbymee
08-29-2020, 11:23 AM
Sign me up please. I have 2 finished and will get 2 more done in time.

Suzi
08-29-2020, 04:00 PM
Here are my cards. I went for the 6/6 option! I will be mailing these on Monday.

AngelJoy
08-29-2020, 04:39 PM
My cards will go out on Monday:

217882

plumhill2001
08-29-2020, 04:45 PM
Received my PEOPLE cards today! :jiggy: Since the thread had been archived I thought I would mention it here.
Thanks for persevering, Donna! And thanks to Seascape131 (watercolor/John Lennon), Vicki Z (Santa and Chenile) and nanvan (James Dean)! Great cards. Worth the wait! :)

Cleopatra
08-29-2020, 05:19 PM
Cleopatra, those cards are beautiful! My faves would be the horses and the dinos! :)

Thank you plumhill. I really love working with postage stamps!

Suzi
08-29-2020, 05:49 PM
I like your Cuba stamp, AngelJoy!

Donnacr
08-30-2020, 05:45 AM
CastleQueen5 - sorry to see you go. Would you like me to take you out of the first post with offering spare stamps?

AngelJoy - welcome to the swap and I will tell you when your cards arrive (you were so quick off the mark that you made your cards before I could welcome you :D)
artbymee - welcome to the swap.

Seascape131 - tigers were included in the Cat swap but if that is your only option I would accept it.

Suzi - gorgeous cards, I will tell you when they arrive

Don't forget - PLEASE tell me when you see a card that strikes your fancy, knowing that you like something makes it much easier for me when I swap at the end

plumhill2001 - I am so glad that your people finally reached you. I thought that your cards had been on a long journey but I have just received Betsyg's cards for my Black and white swap - mailed 7 Oct 2019. Nothing on the envelope except the mailing date stamp, no sign of where they have been hiding in the meantime :shocked::swoon:

Seascape131
08-30-2020, 08:48 AM
I would love to join the swap and thank you for answering my question

jo.on.the.go
08-30-2020, 12:50 PM
Here are mine:

217894 African Elephant

217895 Bunny in a Hat

217896 Canada Darner (Aeshnacanadensis)

217897 Land of the Dinosaurs (Albertosaurus, found in modern-day Alberta, Canada. Active 100.5 - 66 millions of years ago. Weighed 200 - 4200 pounds)

I will be mailing today

jo.on.the.go
08-30-2020, 12:54 PM
and the rest

217898 Northern Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus. Habitat is rural garden, bordering on a swampy forest)

217899 Roo

217900 Beetle rosechafer collects nectar on dandelion flowers

Suzi
08-30-2020, 11:42 PM
jo.on.the.go, that Northern Paper Wasp is really cool!

plumhill2001
08-31-2020, 10:45 AM
Love them all, jo! But my top picks would be the dino and the beetle! :)

Seascape131
08-31-2020, 03:14 PM
I mailed mine this morning

And Jo..love yours as always

Attaching mine to the thread later tonight

Seascape131
08-31-2020, 05:56 PM
Here are 4 ATCs for the Swap

Seascape131
08-31-2020, 05:57 PM
Here are 3 ATCs for the Swap

Donnacr
08-31-2020, 06:35 PM
jo.on.the.go - I went to mark your mailing date and discovered that you hadn't signed up for this swap yet. Welcome to the swap and lovely cards - I will tell you when they arrive
seascape131 - another set of lovely cards (and not 1 big cat among them ;)) I will tell you when they arrive

plumhill2001 - your gorgeous cards arrived today

Haagmm
08-31-2020, 11:43 PM
My cards will go out on Monday:

217882

I love that camel stamp from Mongolia AngelJoy!

Haagmm
08-31-2020, 11:46 PM
and the rest

217898 Northern Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus. Habitat is rural garden, bordering on a swampy forest)

217899 Roo

217900 Beetle rosechafer collects nectar on dandelion flowers

Jo - Your kangaroo is fantastic!!

Suzi
09-01-2020, 12:19 AM
Seascape131, love the guinea pig!

Betsyg
09-01-2020, 02:54 PM
These will go out tomorrow, three sheep and a T. Rex.

217940217937217938217939

plumhill2001
09-01-2020, 03:04 PM
These will go out tomorrow, three sheep and a T. Rex.

217940217937217938217939

Those are great, Betsyg! Love the T. Rex!

Cleopatra
09-02-2020, 03:56 PM
Jo.on.the.go I love your cards; my fav is the bunny card.
Seascape the piggy is so cute -- love its expression!
Betsyg I love the way you layer things. I think America Wool is my fav.
So many lovely cards!

BlancoLobo
09-07-2020, 03:41 PM
I would like to join this one, my completed ATC's will be in the mail tomorrow. They should get there in time I hope!

BlancoLobo
09-07-2020, 04:54 PM
Here are my cards

Vicki Z
09-10-2020, 04:19 PM
jo.on.the.go.....LOVE that bunny in the hat!

Donnacr
09-15-2020, 08:56 PM
BlancoLobo - welcome to the swap, I will tell you when your cards arrive.
Betsyg - I love that a T-rex has snuck in to your collection of sheep, hopefully he won't wreak too much havoc before they arrive.;)

A couple of weeks ago mail looked to be on the improve but it has had a major relapse at the moment. :mad:

Cleopatra - your gorgeous cards have arrived.

Cleopatra
09-16-2020, 06:26 PM
Cleopatra - your gorgeous cards have arrived.[/QUOTE]

So glad my cards arrived! It only took them about 38 days to get to you!
I just sent my flowers/trees swap cards to you on Sept. 14 so we'll see how long they take!

Donnacr
09-17-2020, 05:00 AM
Thanks for telling me Cleopatra - I will tell you (in that thread) when they arrive.

Haagmm
09-18-2020, 10:37 PM
I was certainly in the back-and-forth mood instead of the up-and-down mood for this set. I didn't even realize it until I had them all set out for pictures. And I just realized that all but the badger have dots.


This set also had a case of the "Melissa can't measure" fits. I thought that all of my backgrounds were short so I added an end stripe. Then upon putting them all in the sleeves I realized that they were all 1/8 inch too long. So I trimmed them all just a sliver. Then I realized that I trimmed the deer twice. :goofy: So, it is just a hair short. I do hope that it's close enough. It and the raccoon are my favorites.


Anyway...I LOVED this one - I had such cute and fun little land animals in my stamp stash.

These will go out from the post office in the morning.

plumhill2001
09-19-2020, 12:55 PM
I was certainly in the back-and-forth mood instead of the up-and-down mood for this set. I didn't even realize it until I had them all set out for pictures. And I just realized that all but the badger have dots.


This set also had a case of the "Melissa can't measure" fits. I thought that all of my backgrounds were short so I added an end stripe. Then upon putting them all in the sleeves I realized that they were all 1/8 inch too long. So I trimmed them all just a sliver. Then I realized that I trimmed the deer twice. :goofy: So, it is just a hair short. I do hope that it's close enough. It and the raccoon are my favorites.


Anyway...I LOVED this one - I had such cute and fun little land animals in my stamp stash.

These will go out from the post office in the morning.

Ha ha! Reminds me of my latest inchies fiasco. Trim, trim, trim. These are cute! The badger is my favorite! :)

Donnacr
09-20-2020, 07:59 AM
Haagmm - your cards are very cute and I love the story of their creating. I will tell you when they arrive.

Suzi
09-20-2020, 10:50 AM
Haagmm, your cards are great! I particularly like the raccoons! I have a pair that visit my yard in the evenings, sometimes.

Donnacr
09-26-2020, 06:59 AM
I had a wonderful collection of mail arrive on Friday including cards for this swap from: AngelJoy, jo.on.the.go, Betsyg and Artbymee.

jo.on.the.go
09-26-2020, 07:29 AM
I’m so happy that this set of cards made it to you instead of being lost in Covid neverland.

Betsyg
09-26-2020, 09:30 AM
Huzzah!

Donnacr
10-04-2020, 04:47 AM
Friday seems to be my day to get bundles of cards - this Friday I received cards from: BlancoLobo and Seascape131

Donnacr
10-08-2020, 06:20 PM
haagmm - your gorgeous cards arrived yesterday

Suzi
10-12-2020, 08:09 PM
Looks like my cards are taking the long route once again! Hopefully they will make it in time this time around!

Donnacr
11-02-2020, 11:37 PM
I am so sorry Suzi but your cards haven't made it yet and I have to swap out what I have. I will tell you if/when they arrive and work out a set of returns for you.

I am swapping everyone else's cards and the returns will be in the mail today.

Suzi
11-03-2020, 01:48 AM
I figured that they were lost in the postal abyss. I understand, and wouldn’t want you to wait any longer. Hopefully my next 2 sets don’t suffer a similar fate! Thanks for letting me know.

jo.on.the.go
11-18-2020, 11:03 AM
I received my land animals. Thanks Donnacr for hosting yet another wonderful postage stamp swap. They sure got here in a hurry! And thanks to these artists:

artbymee - Rhino
Cleopatra - Dinosaurs (stamps fromTanzania)
VickiZ - Critters in the Clouds
plumhill2001 - Wild and Free
Haagmm - Badger
Blanco Lobo - Monkey

AngelJoy
11-18-2020, 01:11 PM
I received my cards yesterday. Thank you, Donnacr for this fun swap series! Thank you for the great returns from plumhill2001, Haagmm, artbyme, Seascape131. VickiZ, and Cleopatra. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series!

plumhill2001
11-18-2020, 04:31 PM
Got mine, too! Thanks, Donnacr, for hosting. Thanks to the artists: Seascape131 (sheep), Cleopatra (horse stamps), and Betsyg (T. Rex)! Great job, everyone! Yes, that was pretty fast!

Cleopatra
11-18-2020, 07:49 PM
I received lovely returns from AngelJoy, jo.on.the.go and Betsyg. Thanks! And thanks to Donnacr for hosting. Off to leave points.

Haagmm
11-19-2020, 01:35 PM
I received my land animal ATCs yesterday. Fantastic cards from jo.on.the.go, VickyZ and AngelJoy

Donnacr
11-20-2020, 08:31 PM
we are over half way on returns arriving at their new homes and guess what has arrived in my mail box? SUZI'S CARDS :jiggy::jiggy:
I will be making you a set of cards and they should be on their way to you by the end of the weekend.

Betsyg
11-22-2020, 03:52 PM
Gorgeous cards on Friday from, seascape, Angeljoy and Vickiz! Thank you all and extra thanks to our great host, donnacr!

Donnacr
11-22-2020, 08:04 PM
2 more sets of cards have found their way home - so glad you like your returns.