View Full Version : PIRATES BUCCANEERS AND BOATS, Due July 23, 2021

Vicki Z
05-15-2021, 10:18 AM
ATC Swap Due Date: Due July 23, 2021
Signup/Withdraw Date: Due July 23, 2021
Number of ATCs: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Media: Any and all mediums and techniques are welcome


Ahoy, Maties! Are there any other pirate lovers out there?
Travel and treasure, with torso tooled swashbuckling hunks, (and other assorted Bad Boys) sounds like such an amazing adventure!

Those wonderful creatures of history and myth! Girl pirates, woman pirates, pirate wenches, pirate captains, pirate animals. They can be scary, cute, lusty, whimsical, or something else entirely.

Pirate captains, whose toothless grins give evidence of their daily fights.
Tattooed pirates, whose colorful chests and marked arms tell stories of their many adventures.
Pirate Queens, bedecked in stolen jewels and fine clothes.
Young Buccaneers, whose blood runs hot, and they make you feel hot, too.
And boats!! NOT the skimpy sloops, or tiny canoes, but HUGE, tri-masted schooners and massive pirate ships proudly displaying the skull and crossbones.

Feel free to use well-known pirates, like Captain Hook, Jack Sparrow, or Blackbeard; or Grace O'Malley, Anne Bonny, Mary Read; or ‎Zheng Yi Sao, ‎Teuta, Jeanne de Clisson, or Sir Francis Drake (Yes, he was a pirate), or Captain William Kidd (NOT "Billy the Kid" from your childhood Westerns) who was executed in 1701, and his body hung in chains at Execution Dock, London, United Kingdom, (the nearest boat port) as a warning to other pirates. William Kidd was one of the most well-known pirates.

Your card doesn’t have to feature a pirate, but your ATC must remind one of pirates.
Examples: a pirate or pirate mate (man, woman, animal), a map to a treasure, a treasure chest (filled with gold, diamonds, a teddy bear?), a sailing tri-mast, or sunken pirate ship with pirate flag, canon ball with a pirate’s hat and a parrot, etc…

If you wish to make a pirate map, and are having difficulty making the mal SMALL, please note--your maps do NOT have to be ATC sized, but they have to fold down to ATC size. So you might make an ATC-sized treasure map "case" and then fold up your map to that size. As long as your map folds down to ATC size, feel free to take creative liberties.
Here is a cool link to treasure maps:

Embellishments are fine, but if they get heavy or bulky, please include additional postage to mail your cards

* 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! Please 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 20 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/money, 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 July 23, 2021. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. Returns will be mailed promptly. Please leave iTrader for your host ONLY (me) when you receive your returns and please take the time to leave Reputation/You Rock points for your fellow players from whom you receive cards.

* 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, please PM me for my address when you sign up or when you are ready to mail.

* Above all ~Have fun!!!

Current Participants:
Pirates, Buccaneers, and Boats
Due July 23,2021

*1. Allegrae -- Cards Received 7/20
2. Halogen -- Cards Received 6/02 * CANADA
*3. Donnacr -- MAILED * AUSTRALIA
*4. mrubyjean -- Cards Received 7/20
*/. Citytail -- WITHDREW
*5. Ancient Planter -- Cards Received 6/30
6. luckycat479 -- Cards Received 7/17
7. TrinaLD -- Cards Received 7/20
*8. plumhill2001 -- Cards Received 7/13
*9. Boots -- Cards Received 6/13
*10. Vicki Z -- Cards Received 6/13


05-16-2021, 06:23 AM
Count me in!

Vicki Z
05-16-2021, 06:42 AM
Welcome Allegrae.
I signed you up.

05-16-2021, 12:44 PM
Lurking! I love making fold out antqiue maps (and other pirate things), will sign up as soon as I have time to get started!

Vicki Z
05-16-2021, 01:03 PM
Lurking! I love making fold out antqiue maps (and other pirate things), will sign up as soon as I have time to get started!

Lurkers welcome.
I hope you quickly find time to get started.
I also LOVE fold out pirate maps and things.

05-16-2021, 01:09 PM
Great Theme

Vicki Z
05-16-2021, 01:12 PM
Lurkers welcome.
Hope you come back and join us.

05-19-2021, 06:21 PM
Got a couple done, sign me up please!

Vicki Z
05-19-2021, 06:31 PM
Welcome Halogen.
I just spotted your cards in the Gallery.

I signed you up.
Cannot wait to see what you create next.

05-20-2021, 03:50 PM
All done! Here's my other two cards:

Vicki Z
05-20-2021, 05:05 PM


05-20-2021, 08:02 PM
Your maps are AMAZING, Halogen!

Lurking here...

Vicki Z
05-21-2021, 01:03 AM
Lurkers welcome, mrubyjean.
Hope you can come back for a Pirate Party.

05-21-2021, 04:20 AM
sign me up - I have some great pirate resources and who doesn't love a good map singeing?

Vicki Z
05-21-2021, 12:22 PM
sign me up - I have some great pirate resources and who doesn't love a good map singeing?

Welcome, Donnacr.
I signed you up.

05-23-2021, 10:54 AM
I would love to join this!

Vicki Z
05-23-2021, 11:14 AM
I would love to join this!

Welcome to another Minnesotian!
I signed you up!

05-26-2021, 01:48 PM
Yes, yes, and more yes. I'm all in for some pirate fun.

Vicki Z
05-26-2021, 06:09 PM
Yes, yes, and more yes. I'm all in for some pirate fun.

Welcome TrinaLD.

Ancient Planter
06-01-2021, 06:12 PM
I've got a nice collection of pirate-themed ATCs and chunky books. I always used to join pirate-themed swaps for International Talk Like A Pirate Day (Sept. 19 for those who don't know), and every year we still fly the Jolly Roger on Sept. 19 and use our best Pirate Talk. Heck, we even have pirate costumes and twice have sailed on pirate ships for a battle between ships (The Lady Washington and The Hawaiian Chieftan) on Puget Sound! And until last year, when it was cancelled, we attended the Brookings Harbor Pirate Festival. Our dachshunds have pirate hats, too. I'd say we kind of enjoy being pirates, my first mate and I ;)

All that being said, I haven't joined any swaps, or even done any art, in months. Aarrr! :arghh: tis a sad state of affairs when a wench be landlocked by her muse, swabbin' her poop decks, doncha know. I think it be time to don me corset and take to the seas once again, paint some fair winds an' tell tales of treasure! Make me mark on that there list o' yours, Cap'n Vicki!

Vicki Z
06-01-2021, 07:42 PM
LOVE your post, Ancient Planter.
Welcome aboard.

Vicki Z
06-03-2021, 06:48 AM
First cards have been received from Halogen.
Thank you for being so fast ,

06-09-2021, 04:51 AM
Lurking for now!:jiggy: I love pirates too!!

Vicki Z
06-09-2021, 05:41 AM
Lurkers welcome

Ancient Planter
06-09-2021, 01:25 PM
223516 Just in case you've never seen an actual scurvy dog, here's pirate princess Emma the dachshund with her trusty manservant at the Brookings, OR, Pirate Festival in 2018.

06-11-2021, 09:27 PM
Yar! I'll join the crew for this voyage!

Vicki Z
06-20-2021, 04:52 PM
Welcome luckycat479.
I signed you up.

06-22-2021, 02:18 PM
Please sign me up.

Vicki Z
06-22-2021, 02:19 PM
Welcome, Boots.
Signed you up.

Ancient Planter
06-24-2021, 09:39 AM
Thar be 4 o' the meanest crew o' pirates to sail the seas headin' yer way, Cap'n!

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Vicki Z
06-24-2021, 10:31 AM
AWESOME cards, Ancient Planter.
LOVE the historical background on some of them.
I let you know as soon as they arrive.
Thanks so much for including a hostie.

Vicki Z
06-30-2021, 01:08 PM
Perfect Pirates received from Ancient Planter,
Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

07-01-2021, 12:58 PM
Wowzer, so many great cards here. I'm finishing my cards and will have them in the mail no later than Monday.

Vicki Z
07-01-2021, 01:31 PM
Wowzer, so many great cards here. I'm finishing my cards and will have them in the mail no later than Monday.

I will let you know whey your cards arrive.

07-02-2021, 03:42 AM
So sorry, I thought that I had let you know that I mailed my cards last week. I didn't manage a Host card as I was running tight on getting my mail to you so I included what I would have made your card from and a little bit more.
I tried to make my 1st card look ancient with the sepia colouring, the 2nd card has a ship that swivels and the 3rd is an unfolding treasure map (burnt my finger while charring that one :err:) Many of the place names are mythical as I am currently reading Stephen Fry's 'Troy'.

07-03-2021, 08:32 PM
Lurking and watching the great pirate art! Not sure if I'll have time. Hope so!

Vicki Z
07-03-2021, 10:33 PM
Lurkers always welcome.
And there is certainly lot of at pirate art to enjoy.
Hope you find time to join this scurvy lot.

Ancient Planter
07-04-2021, 08:50 PM
Love your art, Donnacr, especially that map! Hope your fingers have healed:D

07-05-2021, 09:08 AM
So, I had a draw-a-thon last night and made some treasure maps! They're kind of addictive! :cute:
Would you please sign me up? I'll get these in the mail tomorrow.
I should have your address. Yo ho ho! :jimlad:

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Vicki Z
07-05-2021, 10:08 AM
Cool treasure maps.
Yes, they are addictive.

I signed you up.

I will watch for your cards and let you know when they arrive.

Ancient Planter
07-05-2021, 04:32 PM
Great treasure maps, plumhill!

Vicki, your vampire crossing the ocean front side made me think you were combining your two swaps into a vampire pirate! :twitcy:

Vicki Z
07-05-2021, 05:52 PM
Great treasure maps, plumhill!

Vicki, your vampire crossing the ocean front side made me think you were combining your two swaps into a vampire pirate! :twitcy:

There is a series of books by British author Justin Somper, about a set of twin children, Connor and Grace Tempest, called "Vampirates" that is about.......guess what????????
I think there are 6 books in the series.
I read the book, or perhaps I read more than one book, but that was a loooong time ago.
You should look them up.

07-10-2021, 11:52 AM
Vampirates? Wowzer, I'll go look those up as well.

Love those treasure maps. What fun. I should make a treasure map and see if I can find some of my treasures here. I guess, though, I'd have to know where the treasures are hidden first. Oops.

Vicki Z
07-10-2021, 12:09 PM
You can make a treasure map with a "wrong" "X Marks the Spot" :eek:

I think some pirates did that on purpose to keep their treasures hidden
You could do it accidentally-on-purpose
Besides, Hunting for Treasure is often more fun than finding it.

07-10-2021, 05:30 PM
My cards have mailed!

Vicki Z
07-10-2021, 06:48 PM
Thanks for letting me know.
I will watch for them and let you know when they arrive.

07-11-2021, 01:08 PM
Yo ho ho! Cards going in the mail today.
Thanks again, and great cards, everyone.

Vicki Z
07-11-2021, 01:22 PM
I will watch for our cards and let you know when they arrive.

07-11-2021, 01:40 PM
Wow, these cards are all so good - I wish I could get inspired (or could draw!)

Vicki Z
07-11-2021, 03:32 PM
Wow, these cards are all so good - I wish I could get inspired (or could draw!)

This is a Multi-Media Swap.
My samples are mixed media, stamped images, etc.
You can do this!

Or try drawing a treasure map.
That is a very forgiving art project.!!!!

Vicki Z
07-13-2021, 11:34 AM
AWESOME cards received from plumhill2001.
Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

07-13-2021, 04:47 PM
I hope mine arrive on time. Good grief, I can't figure out when to mail things any more. We used to have a pirate festival here every so often. I don't know what happened to it.

Vicki Z
07-13-2021, 05:35 PM
As of today, your cards have not arrived.
There are still 10 days until due date, and I am sure they will make the deadline.
I will let you know as soon as I get your ATCs.

07-13-2021, 11:46 PM
Okay, I did it ~ here are my cards, including one treasure map.
Mailing tomorrow (Wednesday).

Vicki Z
07-13-2021, 11:52 PM
FAB cards, mrubyjean!
GREAT grog drinking captain.
And the maps being made for this swap are all fantastic.
LOVE your octopus guy and the two sharks.
I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

07-14-2021, 11:54 AM
I'm sorry, I be to withdraw please. I sincerely apologize.

07-15-2021, 12:15 PM
Mine were mailed yesterday.

Vicki Z
07-15-2021, 12:17 PM
Thanks for the heads up
I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

Vicki Z
07-17-2021, 10:53 AM
Cards received from luckycat479.
These were postmarked July 12th, so made slightly better transit time.

These were the only pirates to make shore.
The rest must be caught in a late summer squall.
I will let you know as soon as they sail in.

07-17-2021, 11:16 AM
Well, I surely hope the cards arrive in time. I mailed a piece to Maryland in mid June and it never arrived (correctly addressed - i had a photo) and mailed a 2.0 piece 2 weeks ago and it just arrived. My pirates were dropped in the mail on July 5, possibly picked up on July 6 because of the holiday. I'll keep checking here.

Vicki Z
07-17-2021, 11:55 AM
I will keep updating you, TrinaLD.
I would not worry too much.
Several other envys, mailed about the same time, have also not arrived.
And there is still over a week until due date.

Vicki Z
07-20-2021, 01:26 PM
AWESOME Cards received from TrinaLD today.
See, I did tell you they would arrive on time.
Since they are postmarked July 6th, they obviously took the scenic route.
I understand some of the "tall ships" and pirate ship reproductions were sailing out of California, so your pirates must have stopped to do some sight-seeing.
They are safely here.
Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

Vicki Z
07-20-2021, 01:33 PM
Perfect Pirates, Maps,and skulls received from mrubyjean.
You created some FAB cards !

GREAT grog drinking captain.
And the maps being made for this swap are all fantastic.
LOVE your octopus guy and the two sharks.
Cool skull and crossbones Pirate Logo, and the Pirate Pair is perfect.

Your envy was postmarked the 14th, so it must have caught a tailwind.
Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

Vicki Z
07-20-2021, 01:38 PM
Fantastic Pirates sailed in from Allegrae.
Your cards are amazing.
I don't know much about Algerian Pirates, so now I need to do some research.
LOVE the country flag and the sailor's knots on the ATCs.

Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

07-20-2021, 02:03 PM
So glad you like them! Thanks for letting me know they arrived safely.

07-20-2021, 03:19 PM
Whooooo, I'm wiping my forehead and glad they sailed in safe and sound!

Vicki Z
07-20-2021, 03:24 PM
No problem.
I did tell you they would make deadline!!!!
And with so many tall ships in California this time of the years, I can totally understand why they took the scenic route
to get to boring ole Minnesota.

07-21-2021, 02:26 PM
Apologies, it's been a surprisingly busy month and I was never able to start on these cards. I have to withdraw.

Vicki Z
07-21-2021, 03:45 PM
Thanks for letting me know.

Vicki Z
07-21-2021, 03:47 PM
Still waiting on ONE set, but they are in the mail, and the sailing winds are favorable!

Vicki Z
07-26-2021, 01:45 AM
Returns are in the mail.

The cards sent in have been fantastic, and even with the erratic mail transit times, your should be receiving your returns
within the next week or two.

Thanks to everyone for participating.

07-26-2021, 12:20 PM
Wow! They already made it to the northern part of the state, lol. :laugh:
I got some great cards from Boots (skull and pirate ship), allegrae (Corsair) and mrubyjean (Skull & Crossbones)! Thanks for a fun swap, Vicki!

Ancient Planter
07-26-2021, 05:48 PM
And they made it through the smoke all the way over to southern Oregon, too! Great returns from plumhill2001, allegrae, and Halogen. Thank you, everyone, and especially to host Vicki for the fun swap!

07-28-2021, 10:42 AM
My amazing pirates have come ashore! Thanks for hosting, Vicki Z. I love all of the returns I received from TrinaLD, mrubyjean, AncientPlanter, Halogen, Luckycat and plumhill2001! Off to leave iTrader/rep...

07-28-2021, 11:44 AM
Fabulous returns reached my shores!
Thanks to Allegrae, TrinaLD and VickiZ twice, as artist and host!

Vicki Z
08-23-2021, 05:32 PM
Just a few more returns to confirmed received!

Vicki Z
09-30-2021, 08:48 AM
Still one more ship to sail in.........
One arrived yesterday, only taking 2 months to cross 2 state lines???????

Vicki Z
11-30-2021, 01:43 AM
Still one more ship to sail in.......

Vicki Z
12-27-2021, 03:16 PM
One straggler still out there.

Vicki Z
01-11-2022, 07:09 AM
Still one more ship to sail in.......