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Donnacr
11-09-2020, 07:27 PM
Due date: January 20
postage for non-Australians: December 16
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 a BIRD(s) on it. They can be land or sea birds eg penguins


​​RETURNS MAILED Jan 26

I have LOTS of 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 on most topics and I am very happy to send them to you. If you need some a little quicker just PM AngelJoy - she is in the US and has lots of postage stamps to share as well.

future topics so you can plan ahead:
Feb - Performing Arts (musicians, dancers, singers, actors, 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 or you can't get Rep points.

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 January 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. jo-on-the-go - returned
3. Suzi - returned
4. AngelJoy - returned
5. carolynsn - returned
6. Betsyg - returned
7. Elliejaybird - returned
8. VickiZ - returned
9. Fandanie - received
10. artbymee - returned
11. Cleopatra - returned
12. plumhill2001 - returned
13. Seascape131 - returned
14. willowh - returned
15. BlancoLobo - received
16. pithier - received
17. miss - returned
18. Reinikka - returned
19. samaranavi - received

Haagmm
11-10-2020, 02:50 AM
Sign me up. I already have my stamps picked out.

jo.on.the.go
11-10-2020, 09:34 AM
Here are my cards

219238 Great Blue Heron

219240 Long-tailed Duck

219239 Hummingbird

219237 Blue Jay

jo.on.the.go
11-10-2020, 09:38 AM
And the rest

219241 Penguins

219242 Rooster

219243 Western Tanager

Suzi
11-10-2020, 09:48 AM
Sign me up, please

Suzi
11-10-2020, 09:49 AM
Love your rooster, jo.on.the.go

AngelJoy
11-10-2020, 11:08 AM
Sign me up, please!

plumhill2001
11-10-2020, 02:06 PM
Lurking 'til I get some done! :)
jo, I especially like the blue heron! They're all great!

carolynsn
11-10-2020, 02:33 PM
Please sign me up, my cards are all done and ready to go.
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carolynsn
11-10-2020, 02:33 PM
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Betsyg
11-10-2020, 05:11 PM
Gorgeous cards, everyone! Please sign me up!

Haagmm
11-10-2020, 08:45 PM
I especially love jo.on.the.go's Western Tanager

plumhill2001
11-10-2020, 09:59 PM
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Those are all beautiful! I plan to sign up eventually, so I hope I might get one of your owls! :)

Elliejaybird
11-11-2020, 08:02 PM
Sign me up! I've got my stamps all picked

HHC
11-11-2020, 09:32 PM
Lurking. I have a pile of bird postage stamps and need to do something with them. If I can get them done in the next week I'll jump in. With Christmas and mail slowdowns, I want to make sure they arrive. :)

Laffqueen
11-12-2020, 09:39 AM
jo as always your cards are gorgeous

Vicki Z
11-12-2020, 11:39 AM
jo.on.the.go,
your cards are fabulous!
The Rooster is my fave, but the Humming Bird is a close second.


Donnacr,
Please sign me up.

plumhill2001
11-12-2020, 04:48 PM
My next two


219279
Blue Jay
Blue Jays are known to take and eat eggs and nestlings of other birds.
For this reason I dislike them, but the Blue Jay may also symbolize protection and fearlessness.
And they are striking with their blue and white plumage.
.....Three Postage Stamps


219280
Cardinal (Symbology)
A cardinal is a representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. They are often associated with Christmas.
.....Two Postage Stamps
.....Glitter Glue on Branches

Vicki, your Hello card is so cute! My second fave would be the blue jays. I like how you perched them on the branches. I have some that like to steal the cats' food. I can't get over how gorgeous their blue feathers are!

Fandanie
11-12-2020, 07:23 PM
Please sign me up. Thanks.

artbymee
11-12-2020, 08:43 PM
Everyone's cards are so lovely, put me down as a player, please.

Cleopatra
11-14-2020, 04:07 PM
Very cool cards everyone. Please sign me up!

plumhill2001
11-14-2020, 07:14 PM
Please sign me up! :)
My cards are almost finished! :jiggy:

Seascape131
11-15-2020, 10:45 AM
I would like to join

Vicki Z
11-15-2020, 12:56 PM
Donna,
My cards are in the mail!!:jiggy:
I gave (hopefully) plenty of transit time.......:twitcy:
I sent 6 + 1 hostie = 7 cards

Elliejaybird
11-15-2020, 04:43 PM
Sending out my cards. I have your address!

Reinikka
11-15-2020, 10:23 PM
I will very likely sign up but I need to do some other crafty stuff first ;)

jo.on.the.go ~ I like the style of all your cards but the Great Blue Heron and Western Tanager are my favs! :D

carolynsn ~ I really like your cards with the cages and your backgrounds are beautiful :)

Vicki Z ~ Your cards are so cute! I love how cheerful "hello" is :D

Haagmm
11-16-2020, 11:59 AM
Here are my Bird Postage Stamp ATCs

I hope the predator birds aren't too much. :shocked:

These will go to the post office today.

pithier
11-16-2020, 03:04 PM
Your cards are gorgeous jo-on-the-go. I love them all but I especially am drawn to the Great Blue Heron. We have a lot of them here in Ohio. They are majestic creatures, especially when they take off from the water.

pithier
11-16-2020, 03:05 PM
Your cards are great carolynsn. I think the birdcage is a really clever addition!

pithier
11-16-2020, 03:08 PM
The submissions for these are so great! I'm lurking for now, but I think I'm going to play. I have lots of bird stamps!

plumhill2001
11-16-2020, 03:16 PM
Here are my cards. They went postal today. :)
They each have at least one bird stamp. Some have other stamps, also.
219343

219344

artbymee
11-16-2020, 08:45 PM
These are my cards

Vicki Z
11-16-2020, 11:19 PM
Gorgeous cards, artbymee.
They are all wonderful.
The last one, with the bluebirds with the white wings, is my favorite.


I like your predator cards, Haagmm.
We have quite a few raptors in our area.
They help control the rodent population, a very good thing.

Betsyg
11-17-2020, 07:11 PM
I just hve to do the backs on these and they will be ready to go. Probably tomorrow.

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Willowh
11-17-2020, 10:06 PM
Id love to play! I have some dove stamps. Let do 3/3 and see how they go!

pithier
11-17-2020, 11:05 PM
These are just stunning betsyg. What a privilege it is to see them.

Vicki Z
11-18-2020, 12:12 AM
Gorgeous cards, Betsyg.
I don't even remember those bird stamps!
You did a gorgeous collage job on all of them.
I particularly like the mockingbird.

Donnacr
11-18-2020, 02:10 AM
wow!! I take a few days off to try to sew 12 Days of Christmas for Marie's swap (half way there - 6 done, 6 to go) and you have all been very busy. Gorgeous cards being shown with so many beautiful bird stamps.

Welcome to all the returning players and to the new players. willowh - I love the sound of your dove cards. If you have any questions feel free to either ask in the thread or send me a PM

Thank you to all those people who have already mailed. I think 2 months should be long enough for your cards to arrive - I will tell you when they do.

With all the people who have signed up in the thread, the one set of cards that I HAVE received are from someone who has not signed up yet - BlancoLobo.
Don't forget to make a comment in the thread or you won't be able to receive Rep points from the people who receive your cards.

Donnacr
11-18-2020, 02:29 AM
thank you also to all those people who state a preference for particular cards - you may not get all the cards that you like but I try to give you as many as I can.
jo.on.the.go sends me a PM with her selections close to the end of the swap, if you just wish to comment in the thread feel free but please tell me if you really want a particular card - I will try to comply.

plumhill2001
11-18-2020, 04:56 PM
I just hve to do the backs on these and they will be ready to go. Probably tomorrow.

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Betsyg, these are all gorgeous, but the Brown Thrasher is one of my favorite birds! :)

AngelJoy
11-18-2020, 05:22 PM
I just hve to do the backs on these and they will be ready to go. Probably tomorrow.

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Beautiful!!

Reinikka
11-19-2020, 04:23 PM
If the last two count as birds please add me to the swap :) Here's what I made:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/45925/small/1_BeautyOfTheSoul_Nov2020.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/45925/small/1_ProsperityIsWithin_Nov2020.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/45925/small/1_BelieveInGoodness_Nov2020.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/45925/small/1_InfinitePotential_Nov2020.jpg

Suzi
11-19-2020, 04:33 PM
Here are mine. They will be in the mail tomorrow.

AngelJoy
11-20-2020, 05:50 PM
These will go out in tomorrow's mail:

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plumhill2001
11-20-2020, 10:20 PM
Those are great, AngelJoy! My favorite would be "Your Dreams Can Come True"! Love the other Magyar Posta one, too! :)

Haagmm
11-21-2020, 01:04 AM
Wow Suzi- you really unloaded some bird stamps on this round!

Donnacr
11-21-2020, 03:20 AM
Reinikka - I would count your last 2 cards as having birds on them, if anyone does NOT want one of these 2 cards please tell me.
Suzi - I loved that set of bird stamps but, unfortunately, did not get many of them on trade envelopes. Great job with your cards.
AngelJoy - love your cards, especially the 2 with penguins.

I will tell you all when they arrive.

Seascape131
11-21-2020, 08:43 PM
Here are 4 ATCs for the Swap

Vicki Z
11-22-2020, 03:55 AM
GORGEOUS cards, Seascape131.
My fave is the Frigate Bird, but the Australian Shelduck is a close second.

You did a FAB job on these cards.
Getting all the colors on these multi-colored birds is tough.
Well done!

plumhill2001
11-22-2020, 01:56 PM
Here are 4 ATCs for the Swap

Such cute cards, Seascape! I especially love the bluejay! :)

Seascape131
11-23-2020, 10:20 AM
DONNA...my Atcs have been mailed today.

Cleopatra
11-23-2020, 05:08 PM
My cards are ready to go out, probably on Tuesday. I love what I'm seeing on this thread. Donnacr, you said you like to know if we like particular cards so these are a couple that jumped out at me. Betsyg's mocking bird card (I love them; I know others are annoyed by them) and carolynsn's cards with cages. I like cages for some reason. Anyway, wishing all US participants a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!

AngelJoy
11-23-2020, 06:23 PM
Cleopatra, great cards! I especially like the ostrich one and the family one. Nice work!

Betsyg
11-23-2020, 09:44 PM
Great cards, Cleopatra! Love the ostriches!!

Vicki Z
11-26-2020, 12:08 AM
What a FAB assortment of cards, Cleopatra!
The Ostrich races are a hoot. What a great combination of images.
The bird families and the people families make a wonderful collage.
And owls are always so majestic.
LOVE them all, but, my fave is the Oriental one.

plumhill2001
11-26-2020, 12:33 PM
Yes, beautiful cards, Cleopatra! My favorite would be the beautiful owl card! :)

pithier
11-26-2020, 09:48 PM
I finished my cards. Please sign me up for this swap, and thank you everyone for all the great inspiration.

plumhill2001
11-27-2020, 01:33 PM
I finished my cards. Please sign me up for this swap, and thank you everyone for all the great inspiration.

Those are all beautiful! The little boy card was my particular favorite! :)

Donnacr
11-27-2020, 06:18 PM
After a short, unexpected stay in hospital (I am fine) I am back to find a new player, more gorgeous cards being shown and choices being made.
welcome pithier - love your stamp selection.
for those who have mailed - I will tell you when they arrive. Carolynsn - your gorgeous cards arrived on Thursday

plumhill2001
11-28-2020, 04:41 PM
Glad you're okay! :wubclub:

Willowh
11-29-2020, 06:46 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19410/small/1_7EDB2D5A-11FD-4586-9A43-82D39C67DA0E.jpeg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19410/small/1_1E48A81B-E0D6-4A92-8EA8-0DA47EDF7B81.jpeg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19410/small/1_4FCAAF6C-3F11-48F5-9B18-275392C421EF.jpeg

Mine are ready to go. So fun to make!

plumhill2001
11-30-2020, 12:13 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19410/small/1_7EDB2D5A-11FD-4586-9A43-82D39C67DA0E.jpeg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19410/small/1_1E48A81B-E0D6-4A92-8EA8-0DA47EDF7B81.jpeg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19410/small/1_4FCAAF6C-3F11-48F5-9B18-275392C421EF.jpeg

Mine are ready to go. So fun to make!

Those are really pretty, willowh! I especially like the first two! :)

Donnacr
12-01-2020, 09:59 PM
willowh - I agree with plumhill2001, your cards are gorgeous. I will tell you when they arrive

Donnacr
12-02-2020, 07:06 PM
today was a mail bonanza! Birds flew in from: Betsyg, plumhill2001, artbymee and haagmm

You are all getting so creative with your cards - they are beautiful!

miss
12-06-2020, 12:53 PM
Please sign me up. I have cards finished, and can get them in the mail this week.

Donnacr
12-07-2020, 03:27 AM
consider yourself sign up miss. I am just sending you my address and will tell you when they arrive.

VickiZ - your gorgeous birds flew in today

Vicki Z
12-07-2020, 06:52 AM
consider yourself sign up miss. I am just sending you my address and will tell you when they arrive.

VickiZ - your gorgeous birds flew in today



Thanks for letting me know!
That makes three weeks mail transit!!
Just about back to "normal"!
:twitcy:

plumhill2001
12-08-2020, 01:35 PM
I'll be dropping my PERFORMING ARTS stamp cards in the mail today. :)

Suzi
12-09-2020, 11:48 AM
I finished my cards. Please sign me up for this swap, and thank you everyone for all the great inspiration.

I love your rooster card, pithier!

miss
12-09-2020, 05:46 PM
My cards went in the mail today. (And they're in my gallery here: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=560845)

AngelJoy
12-09-2020, 06:16 PM
Love your cards, miss, especially Love Birds and Glow. All very nice!

plumhill2001
12-09-2020, 07:18 PM
Nice cards, miss! I would have to say the cardinal card is my favorite! :)

Seascape131
12-12-2020, 09:43 AM
Hi Donna....have my cards arrived yet?

Donnacr
12-21-2020, 03:23 AM
miss - gorgeous cards, I will tell you when they arrive.

I had a veritable flock of cards arrive from: willowh, Elliejaybird, samaranavi, Cleopatra and Suzi

sorry seascape131 - nothing from you yet

Donnacr
12-21-2020, 03:27 AM
For those who have not mailed yet - my recommended mailing date was Dec 16, especially allowing for the virtual close of everything for Christmas and New Year.

AngelJoy
12-21-2020, 11:29 AM
Still nothing from me? I mailed Nov. 21st! :eek:

Seascape131
12-26-2020, 09:58 AM
Donna....mail is moving slow in my area and things are backed in Cleveland OH due to COVID and govt closures of more outlying sorting stations. Just wanted you to know.

pithier
12-31-2020, 10:28 AM
I am in the same area as you Seascape. Fingers crossed the mail gets there in time.

Donnacr
01-06-2021, 06:25 AM
I received a swag of cards over the last 2 days and have lost track of who I have told arrived and who I haven't - the list on the first post is up to date.
Seascape131 - I know that you were one of the ones I received and Fandanie - in each iTrader I tell people which card I have kept for that swap as a Host card.
Unfortunately AngelJoy - your cards were not in the bundle :cry:

AngelJoy
01-06-2021, 10:08 AM
I received a swag of cards over the last 2 days and have lost track of who I have told arrived and who I haven't - the list on the first post is up to date.
Seascape131 - I know that you were one of the ones I received and Fandanie - in each iTrader I tell people which card I have kept for that swap as a Host card.
Unfortunately AngelJoy - your cards were not in the bundle :cry:

😩😥😢😩😫 Darn postal system!

pithier
01-06-2021, 09:21 PM
There are many reports that mail is sitting in great stacks here in Akron. Hopefully my cards get there in time. Fingers crossed!

Donnacr
01-18-2021, 11:38 PM
Just back from visiting children and grandchildren interstate to a HUGE bundle of envelopes. AngelJoy and miss your cards were amongst them. pithier - nothing from you yet, when did you actually mail them?

I will wait till after Friday's mail, then swap and mail them on Saturday. I will be loading the Art swap tonight - keep your eyes open for it.

AngelJoy
01-19-2021, 12:01 AM
Oh, yay, I'm so happy they got there!

AngelJoy
02-09-2021, 04:10 PM
Thank you Donnacr for hosting and for sending great returns from Cleopatra, miss, and willowh!

Suzi
02-09-2021, 10:51 PM
My returns came today! Many thanks to Blanco Lobo, carolynsn, and artbymee for the great cards, and Donnacr for hosting! Off to leave feedback now.

Betsyg
02-10-2021, 02:28 PM
Great! Returns today from Cleopatra, plumhill and Reinikka! Thanks for hosting, Donna!

If anyone needs sports stamps, pm me. I have a few sets of Canadian hockey stamps to send you.

plumhill2001
02-11-2021, 03:59 PM
Some glorious birds flew in today! Thanks, Donnacr, for beautiful returns and for hosting! Also, thanks to the artists: carolynsn (duck and owl), jo.on.the.go (Great Blue Heron) and Betsyg (Brown Thrasher)! :jiggy:

Cleopatra
02-11-2021, 11:24 PM
My birds flew in today. Thanks to Donnacr for hosting and Angeljoy, Carolynsn and VickiZ for lovely cards.

Donnacr
02-12-2021, 02:12 AM
So glad to see that the returns have started to arrive.

I will be loading the Sport thread tonight - keep an eye out for it.

carolynsn
02-14-2021, 12:40 PM
I got my cards, thanks for hosting Donna!

Haagmm
02-22-2021, 10:56 AM
My returns arrived on Saturday! I did get the most lovely 3 cards from ElliejayBird, jo.on.the.go and VickiZ. Thank you for hosting Donna!!

jo.on.the.go
02-22-2021, 12:41 PM
I received a beautiful flock of birds and I couldn't be happier. Donnacr you are a great flight director. And my received cards are fantastic - so many I specifically asked for!

carolynsn - Owl and decoy
plumhill2001 - Heron
Haagmm - bird on Singapore stamp
Donnacr - penguins
VickiZ - Bluejays
Seascape131 - Frigate bird. I have to specifically comment on Frigate Birds. When I was in the Galapagos they used to follow our boat. They are just so majestic the way they soar in the sky. I could watch them for the longest time.

Reinikka
02-24-2021, 08:12 PM
I'm leaving feedback and I have a card from Samaranavi but I can't find any post in this thread matching that name.... am I going blind? Who is Samaranavi?

I also received from Vicki Z and Willowh. Thank you! :)

Donnacr
02-25-2021, 07:25 AM
Reinikka - you are not going mad, samaranavi sent her cards without officially signing up and ignored my advice to say something in the thread so that she could get Rep points.

Pithier - your cards have finally arrived!! :jiggy::jiggy: They have a label saying that they were opened by Customs 221364. I will make a selection of cards and send them on to you.

plumhill2001
02-25-2021, 01:30 PM
I'm leaving feedback and I have a card from Samaranavi but I can't find any post in this thread matching that name.... am I going blind? Who is Samaranavi?

I also received from Vicki Z and Willowh. Thank you! :)

If you really want to track her down you can go to the Member List (link up top) and find her name and then find one of her posts on another thread. :)

Donnacr
02-25-2021, 06:38 PM
plumhill2001 - I will go to those lengths to give someone an iTrader but I feel, if they haven't bothered to even make a comment in the thread, they don't really want Rep points.
Rep points also show up labelled by the thread in which they were given, can be confusing if they are given in a different thread.

AngelJoy
02-25-2021, 07:01 PM
You can always leave a Visitor Message on their profile page, too.

Donnacr
02-25-2021, 09:01 PM
I am wanting to archive this swap so that I can start another. If you have attachments in this thread please remove them or you will have to ask a Mod to do it for you once the thread is archived.