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Monroy28
08-30-2021, 05:46 PM
Swap Due Date – November 9th
⦁ Cut off to sign up- October 17th
⦁ Cards - 3 for 3
⦁ Number of participants –20
⦁ Media- Open Media

Yes, I know this swap is a tiny bit premature but who does not like making Christmas art. If you were in the swap of Animals with Fashion, you should be receiving a special goodies to inspire you.

The swap is about:
Christmas in London, Paris and New York. It truly is something special. The magic of these three cities brings smiles to the whole world through the pictures and people in these cities.

It is up to you to make card of each of these cities (London, Paris and New York) with a Christmas theme. Look at pictures online to inspire you if you have never been.

All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5” on sturdy paper.
NO white backgrounds.

An extra card for the hostess (that is me) will be forever treasured, but completely optional.

Mail Information ~
* Include username, real name, date, theme of your card, your state/country and a plastic sleeve on all your cards.

*Put username and swap name on the back of the envelope sent in to me- as I run several swaps at one time.

* US Participants – Please include a Label with your address and a FOREVER STAMP. I will provide the envelope.

* International Participants -Please send a mailing labels with your address

Please PM me for my address if you need it. I'm still in El Paso, Texas :twitcy:. When you are ready to mail your cards. If possible, please post your cards and let me know you sent them.

When you receive your returns, please leave you rock points for the artists of the cards you receive and I-Trade for your hostess if you enjoyed this swap.

who loves Christmas Art?:



PLUMHILL2001
Marie
Luckycat479
Fandanie
Miss Fame
Leydab
Loveless
Kehlenn
JuanitaRojas
Middleearthtraveler

TrinaLD
09-01-2021, 11:53 AM
Oh, I'm intrigued. I'm sick and tired of the heat out here so maybe this is is just the thing so go ahead and sign me up!

plumhill2001
09-02-2021, 01:09 PM
Please sign me up! This will take some thought, but I think I can come up with something. ;)

Monroy28
09-02-2021, 09:51 PM
awesome pLUMHILL!!!!

Marie
09-04-2021, 02:39 PM
I’m quite intrigued. Please sign me up. :)

Monroy28
09-04-2021, 02:44 PM
yah marie!!!!!!!!!

Monroy28
09-04-2021, 02:44 PM
I promise returns will be fabulous people!

luckycat479
09-04-2021, 02:48 PM
OOoo! I already know how I want to go about this! Please sign me up!

Monroy28
09-05-2021, 12:22 AM
OOoo! I already know how I want to go about this! Please sign me up!

Yah lucky cat!!!!

Fandanie
09-05-2021, 01:15 AM
Please sign me up

Betsyg
09-05-2021, 01:02 PM
Lurking!

Monroy28
09-06-2021, 02:50 AM
Lurking!

Hope you come back BETSY

Monroy28
09-06-2021, 02:51 AM
Please sign me up

Yah Fandanie

Miss Fame
09-06-2021, 11:23 AM
I would love to join this fabulous swap! Thank you!!

Monroy28
09-07-2021, 12:57 PM
I would love to join this fabulous swap! Thank you!!

I get so happy when you join my swap MissFame...........i can not wait to see your returns

Miss Fame
09-07-2021, 02:23 PM
How could I pass this one up? It will be filled with the most fabulous festive creations! I'm excited about this one and will be adding some serious glam to these cards!
:cute:

leydab
09-09-2021, 02:32 PM
Please add me to the swap. Thank you!

Monroy28
09-09-2021, 03:08 PM
YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so happy to have you Leydab!

loveless
09-09-2021, 06:00 PM
Goodies received and ready to be deployed. Sign me up!

Monroy28
09-09-2021, 09:23 PM
yah Loveless!!!!!!! wonderful! so happy you joined

kehlenn
09-10-2021, 04:09 PM
Please sign me up for this swap.

plumhill2001
09-10-2021, 07:44 PM
I'll be mailing mine tomorrow! :)

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Monroy28
09-10-2021, 10:27 PM
I'll be mailing mine tomorrow! :)

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Super awesome Plumhill

Monroy28
09-10-2021, 10:29 PM
Kehlenn welcome..so happy you joined

Evalila
09-14-2021, 01:12 PM
Lurking :)

Juanita Rojas
09-14-2021, 05:20 PM
Please sign me up!

Monroy28
09-17-2021, 11:44 AM
Welcome Janita!!! so happy to have you

Monroy28
09-18-2021, 08:44 PM
Plumhill2001 if I ever enter a MARATHON i want to run with you...LOL
because you always finish first...LOL

Mail call;
Plumhill2001

plumhill2001
09-19-2021, 01:10 PM
:laugh: I've run a few 5k's and 10k's...15 years ago! (Didn't come in first by a long shot!) My son just did a marathon, but I wouldn't be a good partner. But I AM so proud that my cards came in first! :jiggy: ;)

JenUrebel
09-20-2021, 12:08 PM
Lurking here while I (reluctantly) gather Christmas fodder. I just can't believe we're making Christmas themes already!

Marie
09-20-2021, 04:22 PM
How would you feel about Paddington Bear in an ugly Christmas sweater? Or is that too much culture and not enough location?

Betsyg
09-20-2021, 08:31 PM
Still lurking!

Monroy28
09-21-2021, 01:46 PM
Lurking here while I (reluctantly) gather Christmas fodder. I just can't believe we're making Christmas themes already!

We are actually late.....most crafters start there Christmas stuff in July...LOL ha ha ha

Monroy28
09-21-2021, 01:47 PM
How would you feel about Paddington Bear in an ugly Christmas sweater? Or is that too much culture and not enough location?

The best thing about being an artist is it is your interpetation.It is up to you. The theme is just London, Paris, New York Christmas.

Monroy28
09-21-2021, 01:48 PM
BetsyG i know you are lurking but i hope you come back.....

Juanita Rojas
09-28-2021, 04:24 PM
I had too much fun making these.226117226118226119226120

Marie
09-28-2021, 04:34 PM
Great set Juanita! I especially love your New York card! Very clever to use snow globes! Mini-vacation!

Monroy28
09-29-2021, 08:25 PM
I had too much fun making these.226117226118226119226120

Those are fabulous!!!!!

middleearthtraveller
10-03-2021, 12:28 PM
I would like to play!

Monroy28
10-07-2021, 04:38 PM
welcome Middleearthtraveler!!!!

Marie
10-07-2021, 08:54 PM
I’ve got New York and Paris done… off to London!

Monroy28
10-07-2021, 09:07 PM
NICE!

Juanita Rojas
10-11-2021, 11:49 AM
My cards are in the mail - you should get them this week, even if the PO is slowing down!

Monroy28
10-11-2021, 02:25 PM
I will definitely keep an eye on it Juanita.

leydab
10-11-2021, 03:37 PM
My cards will go in the mail tomorrow.
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Monroy28
10-11-2021, 11:17 PM
My cards will go in the mail tomorrow.
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NICE!!!!!!

Monroy28
10-13-2021, 09:59 PM
I had too much fun making these.226117226118226119226120

Mail Call
Jaunita your cards are in
PS i sent you a message

Monroy28
10-13-2021, 10:00 PM
Mail call
Middle Earth Traveler
your cards have arrived

Miss Fame
10-15-2021, 05:42 PM
Here is my first one, New York. View from this apartment is the Statue of Liberty. Looks like Santa will be arriving soon for some milk and cookies.

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/245908779_619985012690011_2786659208151186379_n.jp g?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=ae9488&_nc_ohc=QgkJDrMA2-UAX8rLT6b&tn=9Jg4Yxn8Obo-rdRc&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=47a3939dd9bdf9119a897a6ed6487884&oe=618EF63D

Monroy28
10-15-2021, 05:45 PM
Here is my first one, New York. View from this apartment is the Statue of Liberty. Looks like Santa will be arriving soon for some milk and cookies.

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/245908779_619985012690011_2786659208151186379_n.jp g?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=ae9488&_nc_ohc=QgkJDrMA2-UAX8rLT6b&tn=9Jg4Yxn8Obo-rdRc&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=47a3939dd9bdf9119a897a6ed6487884&oe=618EF63D

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is awesome......i so love it! so happy you joined

Miss Fame
10-15-2021, 05:51 PM
Thank you! Glad to have your stamp of approval in my passport!! :) Later I will add some sparkle. ;)
Flying off to Paris next. Weeee. :cute:

Anyone else listening to Christmas music while working on their cards?
I'm going to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate too!

Monroy28
10-15-2021, 06:09 PM
sounds like a plan...i may just do that TV fireplace with Christmas music~i am working on mine tonight

Miss Fame
10-15-2021, 06:43 PM
sounds like a plan...i may just do that TV fireplace with Christmas music~i am working on mine tonight

That is a beautiful idea!!! The Yule Log!

Monroy28
10-15-2021, 09:56 PM
That is a beautiful idea!!! The Yule Log!

coco with Kalua tonight....LOL

Miss Fame
10-16-2021, 09:15 AM
Send me a cup! That sounds so good!!

kehlenn
10-16-2021, 12:16 PM
Mailed out yesterday.

Monroy28
10-16-2021, 12:45 PM
Mailed out yesterday.

yah weeeeeeeeee!!!

Marie
10-17-2021, 12:29 PM
Monroy28 that New York card is flipping GORGEOUS!

Monroy28
10-17-2021, 12:39 PM
Monroy28 that New York card is flipping GORGEOUS!

Yes miss fame did a great job....she has set the bar high

Marie
10-17-2021, 12:45 PM
Oh my! Apologies!!! Miss Fame that New York card is amazing!

Miss Fame
10-18-2021, 02:00 PM
Thank you Marie!!!:wubclub: That made my day. Yay!!

Marie
10-18-2021, 11:29 PM
Aw shucks miss fame, I got pretty tickled too!

Miss Fame
10-19-2021, 03:41 PM
I loved how NY turned out, that I made London similar... :cute:

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/245238594_1075656753179299_8135898593421793492_n.j pg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=ae9488&_nc_ohc=FdjM_AKAWToAX_5E5-X&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=67106f4cabbc4aa228fbd43e73c897d1&oe=6192DC4F

Monroy28
10-19-2021, 07:19 PM
I loved how NY turned out, that I made London similar... :cute:

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/245238594_1075656753179299_8135898593421793492_n.j pg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=ae9488&_nc_ohc=FdjM_AKAWToAX_5E5-X&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=67106f4cabbc4aa228fbd43e73c897d1&oe=6192DC4F

you really have a nice touch

Marie
10-19-2021, 07:51 PM
Miss Fame my eyes just turned into little HEARTS!!! There’s the eye, and Big Ben! I want to go to London to much and this card is like a mini-trip! Enchanting!!! You’re so good at this!!!!

Monroy28
10-20-2021, 01:57 PM
MAIL CALL!!!
Leydab
and
Kehlenn

all of your cards are GREAT!!!!!! Beautifully done!!!!!!

Miss Fame
10-20-2021, 02:41 PM
Marie your kind words means so much! Thank you doll!
I too wish to travel. I've never been to any of these places, London, Paris, NY... it's a dream that I hope becomes a reality someday.
Cheers!

Marie
10-20-2021, 10:15 PM
I hope so too Miss Fame. :)

Here are mine:

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1. Waiting for the Parade
2. Christmas in Paris
3. Bringing Home the Tree
4. Christmas Trip to London- Searching for Paddington Bears

These are things I’d like to do if I could travel to these places. Was a fun mini- trip trying to sketch what it would be like.

Miss Fame
10-22-2021, 01:00 PM
Marie!!!!! I love your entire collection! They are so detailed and filled with love. You added Paddington Bear!!! That one is really special. Awwwwww!!!!! I can't get enough of them. Bravo doll and thank you for the Christmas eye candy!

Marie
10-22-2021, 01:29 PM
Aw shucks... :) Thank you Miss Fame. I’m so glad you like them! Apparently there are painted Paddington Bears all across London. If I were there I would want to find and photograph ALL of them.

Link to some of them. (https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2014/nov/03/paddington-bear-trail-sculptures-celebrities)

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Marie
10-22-2021, 01:35 PM
I wonder how many are still there?

Miss Fame
10-22-2021, 03:27 PM
I would be there beside you Marie! That had to be a wonderful display.
I participated in similar events in St. Joseph, Michigan where I am a public artist. For several years we had fiberglass sculptures on display during the summer months along Lake Michigan, painted by various artists. Here are a few that I created. Every year it was a different theme. At the end of summer, they were auctioned off.
** The first one is my Snail-Vador Dali. Event sponosors from the PGA borrowed him for a week to help promote the art event.
** Next is my Breakfast at Tiffany's Pond. This fish was beyond huge. Had a blast with this one.
**One year we had lighthouses. I went in an old hollywood theme.
I have many more. Sadly they no longer have the art event.

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https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/247225561_1541373342870413_2602862519989270244_n.j pg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=ae9488&_nc_ohc=kaOBRrbG5iQAX_BsSij&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=b5b4c21122b61cbcb01d5b3b307f3d0f&oe=61998D7F

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/247568499_566309807987187_8503104440067190567_n.jp g?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=ae9488&_nc_ohc=I01g_yauqtwAX-CxpOf&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=1f7e5e561d7155bee10483c7fd9ca23b&oe=61983AC6

Miss Fame
10-22-2021, 03:37 PM
Tonight is the official kick off to Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas!!! You, Me & The Christmas Trees!!

https://c.tenor.com/5OxyA5pmvCkAAAAd/christmas-wonderland-hallmark-christmas-movie.gif

Monroy28
10-22-2021, 03:49 PM
Tonight is the official kick off to Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas!!! You, Me & The Christmas Trees!!

https://c.tenor.com/5OxyA5pmvCkAAAAd/christmas-wonderland-hallmark-christmas-movie.gif

i am waiting for the Christmas music on the radio. Steve Perry has a new album coming out nov 8th.. I love it

Miss Fame
10-22-2021, 04:00 PM
I will have to keep a look out! Nov. 1st I will be all Christmas holiday music. It will drive my hubby nuts, but I'm fine with that!:twitcy::twitcy:

Monroy28
10-22-2021, 04:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y9W27PBrd8

i want steve be be in my home for christmas....enjoy..love him

Miss Fame
10-22-2021, 04:41 PM
Oh my yesssssss!!! My I come visit when he arrives? :) I'm a huge fan of Michael Buble's holiday music.

Marie
10-22-2021, 11:42 PM
Miss Fame those are all amazing!!! I absolutely ADORE Snail-vadore Dali! Brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing! What do you use to paint fiberglass?

PS- thanks for the Hallmark heads-up! Hubby and I just watched and I have the next one set to record!

loveless
10-23-2021, 07:44 PM
Wow, all the entries are so wonderful. My contribution pales in comparison.
Here are my cards of Christmases of the past, commemorating the people who work to make the holiday special:
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1) Chestnut Seller
2) Traveling Salesman
3) Shop Owner's Buying Trip,
4) Mére et l'enfant

I will drop these in the post on Monday.
I hope the envelope arrives intact.
Cheers.

Monroy28
10-24-2021, 02:46 PM
Wow, all the entries are so wonderful. My contribution pales in comparison.
Here are my cards of Christmases of the past, commemorating the people who work to make the holiday special:
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1) Chestnut Seller
2) Traveling Salesman
3) Shop Owner's Buying Trip,
4) Mére et l'enfant

I will drop these in the post on Monday.
I hope the envelope arrives intact.
Cheers.

are you kidding your are fabulous too......it is just different Medias

Miss Fame
10-26-2021, 09:21 AM
Loveless I LOVE the direction you went!!! It's beautiful to recognize those who work so hard for us all. You captured the theme so well with this collection. Bravo!!!!

Miss Fame
10-26-2021, 09:24 AM
Marie, for my sculptures I used thick body acrylic paint. Then it went to a auto body shop for a top coat of clear sealer to help protect it from the weather (and public). ;)

Miss Fame
10-26-2021, 01:04 PM
My cards have been mailed today. Yay!!

Marie
10-26-2021, 01:43 PM
Miss Fame, I knew there had to be something special to make them so glossy and weather proof. You could do miniatures of Snailvadore and sell them as tree ornaments! I’m so enamored with him!

Monroy28
10-26-2021, 01:51 PM
Mail Call

Marie your lovely's have arrived

Monroy28
10-26-2021, 02:12 PM
Everything updated to this point........
everycard that has come in is incredible and beautiful!
Great Job GUYS!!!

Betsyg
10-27-2021, 01:10 PM
This one isn't coming together for me and I have run out of time because I have to go out of town. Sorry to miss it, the cards posted have been fab!

Monroy28
10-29-2021, 01:49 PM
This one isn't coming together for me and I have run out of time because I have to go out of town. Sorry to miss it, the cards posted have been fab!

awww thats ok..completely understand

JenUrebel
11-01-2021, 02:20 PM
Make me a player! I've completed Paris & NYC. London just needs to be glued down. Hopefully I can get these in the mail within the next day or two. Time is getting short!

Monroy28
11-01-2021, 03:04 PM
Make me a player! I've completed Paris & NYC. London just needs to be glued down. Hopefully I can get these in the mail within the next day or two. Time is getting short!

Those are wonderful!!!!! everyone is doing a great job!

Monroy28
11-01-2021, 08:12 PM
Mail Call

The wonderful
Loveless
miss Fame
and Fandanie
your cards have arrived

TrinaLD
11-02-2021, 12:31 PM
Monroy28, I'm really and truly sorry but I need to withdraw. My husband's been in the hospital for a good portion of October and has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer so I have not had time to make my cards for this swap. I'm very sorry.

Monroy28
11-02-2021, 01:00 PM
Monroy28, I'm really and truly sorry but I need to withdraw. My husband's been in the hospital for a good portion of October and has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer so I have not had time to make my cards for this swap. I'm very sorry.

Oh Trina..i am so sorry to hear that. I will get good thought for you and your husband. Please let us know what we can do for you?

EatSleepWriteABook
11-02-2021, 11:14 PM
I've been away from ATC for a while because work has been super busy. I'm sorry I missed this one - sounds like fun! Maybe next time.

JenUrebel
11-03-2021, 12:20 PM
Mailed yesterday, although I think I missed the pick up time. NYC (x2) Paris and London are on the way.

Monroy28
11-03-2021, 02:21 PM
I've been away from ATC for a while because work has been super busy. I'm sorry I missed this one - sounds like fun! Maybe next time.

awwww i am sorry too........maybe next time

Monroy28
11-03-2021, 02:21 PM
Mailed yesterday, although I think I missed the pick up time. NYC (x2) Paris and London are on the way.

i will keep my eye out on it.

luckycat479
11-04-2021, 01:45 PM
Cards in the mail with 2 day tracking!

Monroy28
11-04-2021, 04:24 PM
awesome! luckycat479

luckycat479
11-05-2021, 12:49 PM
in my enthusiasm to get the cards in the mail, I drove away from the post office with the realization I did not send you a label or a stamp. I'm going to send in a separate envelope an IOU stamp and a hostie card, if that's okay.

Monroy28
11-05-2021, 04:06 PM
NO NO need to ..i will take care of it on my end.....people send extra.......so i will just use that
No Problem Luckycat479

Monroy28
11-09-2021, 01:01 PM
i will be swapping out in a few days

Monroy28
11-11-2021, 09:33 PM
Mail Call
Luckycat479 your absolutely stunning cards have arrived- i think these are the nicest cards i have ever received- they are incredible stunning! I am in awwwww...

luckycat479
11-12-2021, 12:43 PM
Aw, thank you so much for your compliments! It evolved as I went along, and am so glad you like the results.

Marie
11-12-2021, 01:54 PM
I’d love to see! Are there photos? I can’t find one?

Monroy28
11-12-2021, 02:04 PM
I am unable to but my sister might be able to do it from her phone.
We are working on it unless luckycat has some?

luckycat479
11-12-2021, 03:59 PM
I was in such a mad dash to finish and ship in time, the wheels fell of the bus a few ways. I completely forgot the stamp and label....AND never took pictures. Yeesh!! I'm sorry, again.

Monroy28, you'd be a gem if you could scan or take pictures. I'll make one special for you of any city of your choice.

Monroy28
11-12-2021, 08:55 PM
my choice ???? i want all three...Ha ha hah

No no need to make extras ..i never thought of scanning them but i will have my sister try to take a photo and up load it.....i will start from there see if we can do that

Marie
11-12-2021, 11:10 PM
Thank you! I love seeing the cards :)

Monroy28
11-15-2021, 07:08 PM
Out went all the cards. hopefully everyone will get their cards no later than Saturday

my sister took pictures of lucky cats ..she is going to try again tonight....
if we are unable to we have them on my sisters phone and i sent a copy to lucky cat

Marie
11-18-2021, 01:34 PM
I admire your effort!

plumhill2001
11-18-2021, 02:46 PM
Got my truly gorgeous cards today! Thanks, Monroy28, for a really great swap! :)
And thanks to the artists: Marie (Paris), leydab (London) and middleearthtraveller (New York II)! All beautiful! :jiggy:

loveless
11-18-2021, 06:40 PM
My cards arrived today. They are all so lovely. A very big thank you to Luckycat479, JuanitaRojas, Kehlenn with a special round of applause to Monroy28 for inspiring and hosting this swap.

Monroy28
11-19-2021, 01:27 PM
I am so so so so sorry i have been late in giving I-trades to everyone........Tomorrow is my busiest selling day of the year (it is my black Friday). I will be giving out I-trades when i am laying in bed all day Sunday..........after this Saturday it is smooth sailing for me.

my sister and i may get around to even posting luckycats cards

Marie
11-19-2021, 06:19 PM
My cards arrived as well and I could NOT be happier. I'm still glowing with quiet joy. And that little gingerbread scene is going to be so fun! I'm so glad I found this swap! I'm off to mount EVERY card on the fridge door where I will see them while I'm making Thanksgiving dinner. But first rep points. :)

Wishing you great success tomorrow Dulce! Thank you for a fab and fun swap!

Monroy28
11-22-2021, 03:03 PM
POP to top

Monroy28
11-22-2021, 03:43 PM
First i want to thank each and everyone of you for playing! all of you did an excellent job with your cards! I really felt like i was in NYC, London and Paris as went through them. every card was unique, well done and gorgeous. I can tell everyone put in their all. I hope to see you all again in my swaps as i have become a fan of each one of you.

Marie
11-22-2021, 05:44 PM
This swap was so fun. Thank you!

Monroy28
11-23-2021, 12:54 PM
yah thank you for that Marie