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adriayna
06-13-2008, 08:22 AM
Swap Due Date - August 10th, 2008
Signup/withdraw date - When full
Number of Cards - 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of participants - 60 max; 15 international


Fantasy Castle Swap

Welcome to the fantasy castle swap. This swap is for castles of all kinds and all medias! I hope you are inspired to do amazing work, and I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. They can be dark or creepy, whimsical and lighthearted, or anything else you might imagine!

Swap Details/rules:

1) ALL Participants - please write your real name and userId on the back of all of your cards. Please mail cards in plastic protectors (the flimsy kind is fine).

2) US participants: send a SASE with 42 cents postage (for 3 cards) or 62 cents postage (for 6 cards). Please write your userID on the back of your envelope and whether you have sent 3 or 6 cardes. If you plan on sending a bubble envelope or large envelope instead of a regular-sized envelope, note that shipping rates have changed and you should probably have at least $1 of postage or so on it.

3) International participants: Please send me an address label. I would appreciate an extra card or some country-specific stamps/empherma since I will be covering your return postage (a little under $1 USD per envelope at our new rates) but this is not necessary. I will have to limit international participants to 15 members b/c of shipping costs.

4) All cards are due IN MY HANDS August 10th. Returns will be mailed promptly after the deadline and late cards will be returned to you or, if I have enough, swapped with other late cards.

5) You are welcome to send one or two sets of cards. If you are sending an extra set of cards, please send extra stamps to cover the increased shipping (58 cents instead of 41 cents).

6) Please PM me for my address when you are ready to ship . I leave feedback for all cards right before I swap them.

7) IF YOU ARE SENDING IN BULKY CARDS, YOU NEED TO SEND IN EXTRA LOOSE STAMPS TO COVER THEM! I will use these stamps on other envelopes to offset the cost of shipping bulky cards. Thanks! :)

Participants: (Blue = Recieved)
1) Adriayna
2) dolores4fun
3) lilbad
4) liblue26
5) Ibus
6) Codesmom
7) Jitterbug
8) Frogprincess (international #1)
9) Nowzem
10) rooksie
11) Thecoffeeshopgirl
12) Stormarlea (international #2)
13) Fingers (international #3) - in transit
14) Lavenderlizard
15) Crafter412 (international #4)
16) Muncy (international#5)
17) Karen597
WITHDREW
WITHDREW
20) Egrobeck
21) Bex
WITHDREW
23) Elena
24) Kaisha

dolores4fun
06-13-2008, 10:45 AM
I would love to play, please sign me up!

lilbad
06-13-2008, 10:48 AM
Me, me, me!!

liblue26
06-13-2008, 10:50 AM
I would love to join as well.... Love fantasy!!! :D

adriayna
06-13-2008, 10:52 AM
Welcome everyone! :)

Ibus
06-13-2008, 01:00 PM
Sign me up please, it sounds like fun. ;)

Codesmom
06-13-2008, 01:14 PM
I would like to join !

Jitterbug
06-13-2008, 07:43 PM
I wasn't going to sign up for more swaps for a while, but this one just looks too fun. Add me, please! Thanks :wubclub:

adriayna
06-13-2008, 10:59 PM
Yay! Welcome everyone!~ :)

Frog Princess
06-14-2008, 09:54 AM
Woo Hoo!!!!! I wanna play!

ScramperSue
06-14-2008, 10:17 AM
May I play!???

RoOskie
06-14-2008, 11:55 AM
Me too please!!! Awesome theme! - RoOskie

adriayna
06-14-2008, 12:30 PM
Welcome welcome, everyone!

stormarela
06-14-2008, 01:02 PM
please sign me up!

fingers
06-14-2008, 10:02 PM
can i join this? Thanks.I've completed mine. I'll post pictures tomo.

LavenderLizard
06-15-2008, 01:45 AM
Please sign me up! I'd love to try this theme...

adriayna
06-15-2008, 08:37 AM
Welcome welcome! Thecoffeeshop PMed me and also asked to join!

Janet
06-15-2008, 11:31 AM
Can't resist this one !!!! Me pretty please :)

adriayna
06-15-2008, 06:52 PM
Yay! So glad you are joining us! :)

Muncy
06-16-2008, 02:49 AM
Can I join?

adriayna
06-16-2008, 06:42 PM
Certainly! Welcome :)

nowzem
06-17-2008, 07:53 AM
Can I play too, adriayna? :D

adriayna
06-18-2008, 01:12 PM
Absolutely! :)

karen597
06-20-2008, 11:45 AM
....I'd love to play! May I?

rosepetals
06-20-2008, 01:45 PM
May I sign up, please? :)

adriayna
06-22-2008, 09:11 AM
Sorry, I missed this earlier! Welcome Karen597 and rosepetals.

adriayna
06-22-2008, 09:11 AM
Wrong thread! :)

Thraisha
06-22-2008, 09:47 AM
May I please join?

adriayna
06-22-2008, 03:09 PM
Absolutely! Welcome :)

RoOskie
06-22-2008, 07:58 PM
HERE ARE MY CARDS!!! HAD A DIFFICULT TIME WITH THE WATERCOLOR. HARD MEDIA FOR ME. HOPE YOU ALL LIKE THEM - ROOSKIE

8209 8210 8211

Ibus
06-22-2008, 09:16 PM
They're great!

adriayna
06-22-2008, 09:38 PM
Those are really cute! :)

adriayna
06-25-2008, 04:20 PM
Thecoffeeshopgirl- your cards are here! Thanks for the goodies too!!!! :)

adriayna
06-28-2008, 07:40 AM
I will be out of town starting today and going to July 6th. I'm pretty sure I won't have internet (I didn't the last time I went there!). I will update the thread when I return. We still have open slots, so feel free to post to join. Feel free to ship cards--the post office is holding all of my mail. Thanks everyone! :)

egrobeck
06-29-2008, 12:53 AM
please sign me up! thanks!

adriayna
06-29-2008, 07:39 PM
Welcome~! :)

Bex
07-02-2008, 12:09 PM
I've dithered and dithered over this one, but I just can't resist. Can I join too please.

adriayna
07-03-2008, 09:23 AM
Welcome Bex :)

lilbad
07-03-2008, 03:34 PM
Adriayna,
I mailed my castles today. Thanks for hosting!!

Muncy
07-04-2008, 01:30 AM
Hi,
i mailed my ATCs yesterday. Hope they will reach you soon.

Codesmom
07-04-2008, 06:43 AM
I mailed my castle cards yesterday,thanks !!

Biggoldfsh
07-04-2008, 01:08 PM
I'd like to do this. Count me in. :)

Elena
07-04-2008, 07:31 PM
Can I join?

adriayna
07-05-2008, 11:23 AM
Welcome biggoldfish and elena! :)

adriayna
07-07-2008, 08:50 PM
A wonderful set of fantasy castles by rooksie is here! Rooksie: you said you struggled with these, but they look really nice in person :)

Janet
07-09-2008, 02:44 PM
My castles were posted yesterday :)

adriayna
07-09-2008, 10:40 PM
Great! Thanks :)

adriayna
07-11-2008, 05:21 PM
Castles are here! codesmom, lilbad, muncy and elena ! Wonderful work! And the extras and goodies were much appreciated! :)

egrobeck
07-13-2008, 12:31 AM
mine are done - will mail on Monday. (Adryiana there's an extra as a thank you)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3066/2662651058_95d936cae8.jpg

nowzem
07-14-2008, 01:26 PM
those are great, egrobeck!

adriayna
07-16-2008, 08:40 PM
Yay! Those are awesome! :)

adriayna
07-16-2008, 08:55 PM
Castles are here!

Crafter412 - lovely castles! I love the resist technique you use. Thank you for the extra!
Karin591 - great work! :)

stormarela
07-18-2008, 01:13 AM
I'm sending 4 castles in tomorrow, 3 for the swap, one for the hostess and am keeping one for myself. The background is alcohol inks, the drawing done with a black sharpie, and the whole thing covered in diamond dust embossing powder. They are almost blinding in real life when the sun shines on them. ( maybe sunglasses are needed ):cool:

nowzem
07-18-2008, 10:23 AM
those are great Stormy!!!

adriayna
07-19-2008, 07:56 AM
Those are wondeful! :)

adriayna
07-21-2008, 01:00 PM
Castles have arrived! Bex - just beautiful work. Thanks for the extra! Egrobeck - lovely work too! Yay!

kasia
07-21-2008, 03:10 PM
can I please join? It would be my first swap here :)

adriayna
07-23-2008, 04:39 PM
Certainly!

We've also had a withdrawal, so I'm updating the list. Welcoem to the site, Kasia!

adriayna
07-24-2008, 05:16 PM
Here are my castles:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=26267&w=l

nowzem
07-25-2008, 11:19 AM
those are incredible, Dana! Love them! ;)

lilbad
07-25-2008, 11:31 AM
Lovely, Dana!

LavenderLizard
07-25-2008, 11:48 AM
Wow, guys--great cards!

Bex
07-25-2008, 02:23 PM
Fab castle Adriayna, I love all those twirly swirlies!

adriayna
07-27-2008, 10:21 AM
More castles have arrived!

Stormarlea - wonderful and colorful! Woot!

Ibus
08-03-2008, 09:15 PM
I was in such a rush to get my castles in the post on Saturday, I never scanned them. I got them in, on time I thought only to find the last collection on Sat is 11.15! If I'd known that, I'd have gone to the depot. :rolleyes: They'll go in the first collection on Monday, just hope they get there in time. I hate working so close to the deadline as much as I hate being ill.

dolores4fun
08-04-2008, 01:47 AM
I'm having so much fun with the castles!

LavenderLizard
08-04-2008, 09:08 AM
My castles are ready to go...after several misfires! Two of them are cyanotype prints, the other a collage with an acrylic background.

Frog Princess
08-04-2008, 12:55 PM
Mine are on their way. There are some gorgeous castles in this swap! Kudos, guys!!!!

liblue26
08-04-2008, 01:08 PM
Mine are headed out today!!

nowzem
08-04-2008, 01:37 PM
oh boy, i can't wait for the returns. i posted my castles in my gallery and i should have them in the mail tomorrow. :D

Ibus
08-04-2008, 03:05 PM
Love your castles Nowzem! Wish I could think up something great like that.

adriayna
08-04-2008, 04:22 PM
Excellent! I'm glad everyone is getting them in the post early. Looking forward to seeing everyone's work in person! :)

dolores4fun
08-04-2008, 06:32 PM
I'll have mine in the mail tomorrow. There may be a hurricane here tomorrow. :D

kasia
08-05-2008, 01:46 PM
i'm mailing the cards in a few minutes... and experimenting with attaching a picture here.
I hope they will be ok - I see that most other participants have been painting and collage-ing, but I wanted something more 3d, so I used chipboard+acrylics... a little anxious here, since it's my first swap, but hopefully the recipients will find them acceptable :)

adriayna
08-05-2008, 04:30 PM
Those are cute! :)

LavenderLizard
08-05-2008, 07:58 PM
I love those! Very cool, kasia.

Biggoldfsh
08-07-2008, 07:43 PM
I hate to say this, but I have to withdraw, my daughter-in-law has gone into labor early and I won't have time to send anything.

Thank you for the opportunity to participate.

Jitterbug
08-08-2008, 10:33 PM
Hi Dana,

My cards have been ready to go & I keep forgetting to put them in the mail. I will make sure they go out tomorrow. Sorry for the delay!:embarrassed: (If they come too late, you can always send them back to me in the sase).
Thanks

adriayna
08-10-2008, 01:33 PM
Biggoldfish, sorry to see you go! :(

adriayna
08-10-2008, 01:36 PM
More castles have arrived!

Ibus - beautiful work!!! I love them. Thank you for the extra too!
delores4fun - yours too! Beautiful!!!!
Nowzem - so colorful and wonderufl! Thank you!
liblue26 - Beautiful. I didn't recognize these as yours at first becuase they weren't marker and looked different than your usual style, lol!
Lavenderlizard - those prints are really cool. I'd love to know how you do it!
Frogprincess - I just love these. Thank you too for the wonderful info about your home--I wish I could come visit someday!Thanks for the extra!
Kasia - Lovely dimensional castles! Thanks for the extra!

adriayna
08-10-2008, 01:37 PM
I just want to add that this is shaping up to be a really nice swap. I'm excited with all of the cards.

I know we are waiting for Jitterbug's cards. Are there any others? I will be mailing these out on Friday or Saturday of this upcoming week.

Frog Princess
08-10-2008, 03:06 PM
Hooray! Glad they got there ok. Hey, if you ever plan to over here- do come and visit!
This is such a cool theme!

LavenderLizard
08-11-2008, 09:18 AM
Thanks for the compliment! I'm studying recipies to make my own cyanotype paper, but for this attempt I used pre-treated cyanotype paper. It is a sun-sensitive paper that makes those distinctive blue and white prints--one of the earlier types of photography. I drew the stencils in Sharpie, attached them to the paper, then exposed it on a sunny day for a couple of minutes, then washed the sun-sensitive part out of the paper to make the print permanent. It's kind of addictive! I'm very glad they made it in time...

fingers
08-11-2008, 11:43 AM
Hi,
Has mine arrived?

adriayna
08-12-2008, 05:12 PM
Fingers, no I do not have cards from you yet. I just double checked all my swap boxes to make sure. I will wait a few more days for them--when did you ship them out?

Jitterbug- your cards Have arrived though! :)

adriayna
08-14-2008, 09:38 AM
I am going to have to swap these out today. I will wait till the mail comes, swap them, then head over to the post office.

Fingers, I will gladly return yours when they arrive.

karen597
08-16-2008, 04:51 PM
I rec'd cards today from:thecoffeeshopgirl,codesmom and muncy. Thanks!

Muncy
08-18-2008, 08:54 AM
Today, i got the wonderful ATC from:

LavendarLizard
Lilbad
Nowzem
Karen597
Ibus
Kasia (?)

Thanks!

liblue26
08-18-2008, 12:09 PM
Received my castles the other day. Thanks to the host. Also thanks to: barb, thecoffeeshopgirl, frog princess.. Great cards..

adriayna
08-18-2008, 01:29 PM
YAY! I'm so glad everyone is enjoying their returns!

dolores4fun
08-18-2008, 06:04 PM
I love my cards!
Mushroom Kingdom from Nowzem
Bubble Castle from Bex
Whimsical from Adriayna

Ibus
08-18-2008, 06:11 PM
My cards arrived today. Thanks to adriayna for organising the swop and Muncy, Egrobeck and Kasia for the brilliant cards.

adriayna
08-18-2008, 06:16 PM
YAY! :)

lilbad
08-18-2008, 07:53 PM
Received three wonderful cards to brighten a dull, rainy day. Thanks Lavender lizard, Muncy, and liblue!! Also, thanks Dana for hosting a fun swap!

Bex
08-19-2008, 05:49 AM
Yippeeee, received my wonderful cards today. Many thanks to the very talented artists - Adriayna, Crafter412 and Dolores4fun, and a special big thanks to Adriayna for hosting such a fun swap. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

adriayna
08-19-2008, 07:50 AM
Apparently, I have forgot to give everyone itraders for this! I am so sorry--I thought I already did so. I am off to teach now and only jumping online for a short bit but I will be back on later to correct my mistake :).

LavenderLizard
08-19-2008, 01:24 PM
I got my great castles in the mail! Thanks to adriayna for hosting, and to codesmom, lilbad, and Muncy for GREAT castles. Off to leave iTrader and rep points now...

adriayna
08-19-2008, 02:07 PM
YAY! I am off to leave feedback now for everyone. So sorry for forgetting! I thought I had already done this :)

Frog Princess
08-19-2008, 05:48 PM
Mine have arrived! Thanks Dana for hosting this swap- loved it. By the way, hon, when I left your itrader, I was typing in the semi dark and hit the return button instead of backspace, (plank!) so I ended up with a typo and not saying all I meant to. Anyhoo- You're a great host and thanks for the brilliant swapping experience.

Also tons of thanks for lilblue26, Crafter412 and Nowzem for lovely cards. Extemely cool!!!!

stormarela
08-20-2008, 02:08 PM
My casltes have arrived! Thank you Dana for such a wonderful swap, and thanks also to Rooskie, Crafter412 and Egrobeck for fantastic castle cards!

adriayna
08-21-2008, 11:29 AM
Yay! :)

egrobeck
08-21-2008, 12:06 PM
got my cards - thanks everyone!! off to do ratings....

fingers
08-22-2008, 04:04 PM
mine have not arrived yet? i think my cards are lost, arent they? :(
Thanks for hosting this swap, it made me think and i've fun making those cards.

adriayna
08-22-2008, 05:21 PM
Fingers, actually, they just came in the mail today. I've put them back into the mail for you so that you can do private trades with you.

RoOskie
08-23-2008, 02:51 PM
Great cards received from Jitterbug, Stormarela, and Adriayna!!! Thanks for the beautiful cards everyone!!!

adriayna
08-23-2008, 03:08 PM
Woot woot! :)