View Full Version : Hand drawn/ Handpainted characters in party hats due December 31st

10-30-2022, 09:28 AM
Swap Due Date -31st December
Sign up/withdraw date -Closed to new players on 13/12/22
(Important- see note in postage section re- timely sending. I am in the UK)
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - 20

As we draw towards party season (due date is New Year's Eve) I want to see your characters in party mode, specifically in their party hats. Characters can be human, animal or fantastical. Hats can be as simple as a coloured paper crown from a cracker to more elaborate creations with streamers on top.
Hats do not have to be for seasonal parties, can be birthday, Easter or any other celebration.
Just have fun! This is a hand drawn/ hand painted swap and art must be your own original work.

Card Rules-
1. All cards must be hand drawn or hand painted. No bulky embellishments. You may use mixed media, craft papers etc as long as your actual character is hand drawn hand painted. For example a card with a collage/stamped background or craft paper hat with a hand drawn and painted character. The actual character MUST be hand drawn/hand painted.
2. Cards must be correctly sized with straight edges 2.5 x 3.5 inches, (rounded corners however are ok, I use a die to cut my cards and they all have rounded corners), make sure that they are neither flimsy, or extra thick. Please check and measure your cards before sending, (it is harder to rectify these problems after I have received your cards).
3. Cards must be fully coloured (no white backgrounds)
4. Please include your username, real name and the swap name on the back of your cards along with any other info you wish to add.
5. Host cards will be treasured should you wish to include one, but are not a requirement to take part.
6. Where possible I will exchange effort for effort and like for like cards to the best of my ability and dependant on cards received. Do your best work.

Postage info
1. The due date is 31st December. Please be mindful that I am in the UK so allow plenty of time for posting to me. We have been having some postal strikes so my advice is to send as early as possible. Any late cards will be returned to senders. Ideally try and get these made and sent off asap if you are not in the UK.
2. Please pm me when you are ready for my address to send your cards.
3. Please package your cards carefully to ensure they reach me undamaged, and send in individual plastic ATC sleeves. I will need a large return address label or piece of paper with your address on it, I will supply my own envelopes.
4. UK players please send either a first or second class stamp for return postage.
International players please send either $2 USA, a USA global forever stamp or contact me to pay via paypal. No other countries stamps are useful to me.

Who wants to play?

red = cards received

0- BexMadeMe
1 lazyshadows
2 Globug
3 leydab
4 Moon
5 dina54
6 flashviv
7 Tafkabecky
8 miss
9 Maxtastic

This swap is now closed to new players.
We have mail strikes back on here in the UK, due to this I will extend the close date by 2 weeks if required.
If you have not mailed already please do so asap.
This thread will shortly be moving to active swaps.

10-31-2022, 03:08 AM
UK post strikes have been cancelled for now so that's good news. Would anyone like to join?

11-01-2022, 12:08 PM
Here are some cards from my collection for inspiration.
Art by- Natasha May/Miss M/Bexmademe collab, miss, blackdog, Iamwhatonearth, acalla, mcgillisj.

11-03-2022, 05:32 PM
I'm going to lurk and see what I can come up before I commit. I have to consider the mailing time. It's supposed to rain this weekend so it'll be a good stay inside and work on art day!

11-04-2022, 03:16 AM
Lurkers welcome, hope you get to join in TrinaLD.

11-06-2022, 11:01 AM
I would love to join! :)

11-06-2022, 02:40 PM
yay! Welcome lazyshadows :)

11-08-2022, 11:14 AM
My first card is the birthday girl.

11-10-2022, 10:58 PM
Hi, I would like to take part in this swap. Would you please sign me up?
Thank you!

11-11-2022, 02:59 AM
of course and welcome Globug.

11-13-2022, 01:56 PM
I'll play!

11-13-2022, 05:33 PM
welcome leydab!

11-16-2022, 10:44 AM
Another card from me for the swap!

11-16-2022, 04:48 PM
I had a creative day today. I'll mail my cards tomorrow.


11-17-2022, 08:43 AM
Great set :) I look forward to receiving them.

11-19-2022, 07:19 AM
Globug your cards arrived, thank you for the host card. They are all so cute :)

11-19-2022, 11:28 AM
Hi Bex! Please count me in!

11-19-2022, 03:22 PM
Welcome Moon Adding you to the players list!

11-19-2022, 03:49 PM
Do the party hats have to be Christmas or New Year related? I am interested in joining but I started my cards and have four different "holiday" parties.

11-19-2022, 04:28 PM
Yes, all of those would be perfect for this swap! Easter, Chinese New Year, Christmas, divorce party, halloween, birthday, absolutely any type of party hat just have fun :) I have now updated the original description.
My own cards are birthday party hats so far but I want to come up with something completely different for my last card.

11-19-2022, 04:31 PM
Great! Thanks

11-19-2022, 05:27 PM
First card: Mardis Gras Hat

11-19-2022, 06:18 PM
Hi Bex, Iím hoping I can join the swap with these cards I made up?

11-19-2022, 06:59 PM
Second card: Christmas Cracker Crown

11-19-2022, 09:13 PM
Lurking. Im new to drawing stuff thats not abstract. Im going tobsee if I can make some cute cards before I commit.

11-20-2022, 07:57 AM
ooh lots of activity over night! Great cards dina54 and flashviv!
Of course you can join flashviv, we have plenty of spaces left.

11-21-2022, 11:36 AM
Christmas party dogs for my last card!

11-21-2022, 07:18 PM
Third card: Happy Chinese New Year

11-22-2022, 12:52 AM
Here are my ATC's for this swap :-)


11-22-2022, 06:45 AM
Some lovely cards in here over night Tafkabecky and dina54 :)

11-22-2022, 06:19 PM
Those cards are just gorgeous Bex, Dina54 and Talkabecky!!

11-23-2022, 09:06 AM
leydab your cards arrived! Thanks for the host card :)

11-26-2022, 01:50 PM
236459 Last card: Sunday Tea Party Hat

11-26-2022, 02:09 PM
love it dina54! I think that is my favourite card of yours. Btw your mail box is full, so if you delete some I can send you my address.

11-26-2022, 02:21 PM
Hope I did this correctly. I think I cleared space in mailbox

11-27-2022, 04:05 PM
I have cards done; please sign me up!

11-27-2022, 04:47 PM
Yay! Welcome miss, love your cute cards :)

11-28-2022, 01:42 PM
My cards went out in today's mail.

11-29-2022, 06:23 PM
Mailed my cards today

11-30-2022, 01:31 PM
Cards will start their journey tomorrow!

11-30-2022, 02:30 PM
Cards are in the mail! :jiggy:

12-02-2022, 06:48 AM
Hello! Is the due date the day our ATCs need to be in the hands of the hostess?

12-02-2022, 02:51 PM
Hi Margia yes due date is when they should be with the host. I am in the UK if that helps :)

12-05-2022, 07:32 AM
I am working on them, but I'm not sure I will be in time, so I am backing up
from this one BexMadeMe, thank you!

12-05-2022, 12:36 PM
No problem Margia.

12-11-2022, 01:45 PM
How is everyone doing? I would think about posting asap if you haven't already, remember I am in the UK.

12-13-2022, 09:38 AM
This swap is now closed to new players.
We have mail strikes back on here in the UK, due to this I will extend the close date by 2 weeks if required.
If you have not mailed already please do so asap.
This thread will shortly be moving to active swaps.

12-14-2022, 09:42 PM
Oh Bex, these mail strikes are so annoying (i guess that is the point of them) grrrr!!! Hopefully you will received the cards somewhat within the timeframe. I am sure our returns will be well worth the wait.

12-15-2022, 06:42 AM
I will let you all know straight away when cards are here, and yes these strikes are timed to coincide with disrupting Christmas. We will work around it no worries, I can allow some extra time for cards to get through.

12-16-2022, 07:38 AM
dina54 and miss your cards arrived, thank you both for the host cards. Love them all :)

12-21-2022, 07:46 AM
cards from lazyshadows are here. Thank you for the host card and extras.

12-28-2022, 12:19 PM
Cards here from flashviv, thank you for the host card :)

12-30-2022, 07:14 AM
Tafkabecky's cute cards are here! Thank you Becky for the host card :)

12-31-2022, 05:51 AM
Maxtastic I have received your cards!

Now we are waiting on just one set.
I know this set was sent in good time, and due to the strikes here in the UK some of our mail has been delayed, due to this I am prepared to wait another 2 weeks if necessary, but hopefully they will come before that. Cards will be swapped regardless at 2 weeks after due date at the latest.

01-04-2023, 03:45 PM
yay! good news the final set is in.

Thanks Moon, and for including a host card.

I shall get them all swapped then hopefully posted on Tuesday. Will update the thread once complete :)

01-04-2023, 03:50 PM
OMG Bex!!!! I'm so happy they finally arrived ❤️

01-05-2023, 11:22 AM
Good news everyone, I actually got some time free today so all cards are now swapped and posted. Woo hoo!

01-05-2023, 10:07 PM
That's fab Bex, really looking forward to getting the returns. Thanks for hosting this great swap.

01-13-2023, 12:13 PM
My beautiful returns are here! Thank you and happy new year!

01-13-2023, 02:57 PM
Happy New Year everyone, so glad to see returns arriving in a timely fashion :)

01-15-2023, 12:25 PM
Bex, those are gorgeous!!! I especially love the one in the upper right corner ;-)

01-15-2023, 07:47 PM
My carrds arrived in todays mail. Got beautiful work from Maxtasic, leydab and Tafkabecky. Thanks for hosting this fun swap Bex. Off to leave you rocks and rep.

01-18-2023, 10:31 AM
I received my returns today. Thank you Moon, Globug and Flashviv for the awesome cards!