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mrubyjean
11-30-2022, 02:02 PM
Swap Due Date – January 30, 2023
No sign up/withdrawal, but please communicate!
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of Participants - Unlimited
Open Media

Welcome to the Light a Candle Swap!


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We light candles to celebrate, to remember, in hope, for joy, in grief and sadness. Many of our holidays and rituals include candles, as symbols of light and warmth. This swap is for cards that contain a candle or candles in any theme or mood. Cards can be realistic or fantasy, reflective and serious or whimsical and playful. They can contain quotes or found poetry.
Any medium that inspires your creativity is welcome.
Mixed media cards are most welcome and can be thicker/textured but please add only light, flat embellishments.

Swap Requirements ~
* All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5”
* This swap is 3 for 3 only. An extra card for the host is welcome, but completely optional.
* All cards must be original.
* Make sure cards are well-glued and sealed.
* Show off your talents. Send work that shows thought and care.
* Please do not use stickers as the main focus for cards in this swap.
* Use only light embellishments and make sure your cards fit in plastic sleeves.

Mailing Information ~
* Include username, real name, your state/country and the swap name on the back of all cards - and put username and swap name on all envelopes sent.
* US Participants – Please include a clearly written SASE.
* International Participants - Please send a clearly-addressed envelope or mailing label and I will cover postage.

Please send a PM for my address when you are ready to mail your cards. Please post in this thread when you are sending your cards out, that way I can keep track of the cards when they were mailed. Any late cards will be returned.

When you receive your returns, please leave I-Trader for your swap host and rep points for the artists of the cards you receive. People like to know where their little artworks find homes!

Who would like to light a candle with me?

An. M. Sudyka (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2166386#post2166386)
Robin (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2166396#post2166396)
Donnacr (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2166415#post2166415)
NancyL (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2166588#post2166588)
jo.on.the.go (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2167127#post2167127)
lazyshadows (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2167142#post2167142)
HHC (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2167299#post2167299)
Pamitha (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2167310#post2167310)
Seascape131 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2167346#post2167346)
SunTrade (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2168227#post2168227)
CMontalvo (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2169211#post2169211)
Binx3535 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2169216#post2169216)
StitchinWitch (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2169255#post2169255)
CynthiaSillitoe (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2169376#post2169376)
KESagers (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?39072-Light-a-Candle-Swap-Open-Media-Due-Date-January-30-2023&p=2169859#post2169859)

jezebelle
11-30-2022, 02:30 PM
I’m a lurkey turkey!

OrigamiGrace
11-30-2022, 02:45 PM
Great theme, lurking for now too!

HHC
12-01-2022, 11:34 AM
Lurking with intent. :mask:

fundygirl
12-01-2022, 12:48 PM
Loving this theme. Lurking with intent while I get a few other swaps off my desk. . .

Juju
12-01-2022, 04:06 PM
Lurking also with intent

An. M. Sudyka
12-01-2022, 07:44 PM
No lurking for me.Sounds interesting.Sign me up.

mrubyjean
12-01-2022, 08:25 PM
With pleasure, An. M. Sudyka ~ welcome!

And it great to have so many lurkers, too!

Robin
12-01-2022, 09:43 PM
I would love to join in!

mrubyjean
12-01-2022, 10:14 PM
Terrific, Robin ~ welcome!

Donnacr
12-02-2022, 06:09 AM
so many options for making candles - I have some iris folding patterns, some sewn, stamps and dies. Please sign me up!

mrubyjean
12-02-2022, 10:58 AM
Welcome, Donnacr!

CynthiaSillitoe
12-02-2022, 05:30 PM
I'm lurking, too. I've got ideas, but it's the time of year when I'm wishing December had more weeks.

mrubyjean
12-02-2022, 05:38 PM
Yes, I get it, Cynthia.
I expect more people will be able to participate at the beginning of January.

StitchinWitch
12-02-2022, 09:01 PM
Another lurker; hoping to play

HHC
12-03-2022, 07:58 PM
Random, but today is National Candle Day! I didn't even know there was such a thing. Here's a candle to share. I need to see if I can draw this thing for the swap. :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_candle_burning.jpg

mrubyjean
12-03-2022, 08:35 PM
Oh, wow ~ thanks, Helen!
I have not heard of National Candle Day! Wonderful!

NancyL
12-04-2022, 10:30 AM
Please add me.

My inlaws used to put candles on their christmas tree. Never brave enough to light them. I think maybe in Germany their families did light the candles on thier trees.

mrubyjean
12-04-2022, 10:52 AM
Welcome, NancyL!
Yes, I think lighting real candles on a tree was an older German tradition.
Sounds too dangerous to me as well.

jezebelle
12-04-2022, 11:32 AM
When I was a kid we kept a lot of the old German traditions. We lit our trees with candles. We used live trees, with stiff branches that were a bit like bottle brushes, I forget what type. There were tiny metal brackets for the candles that clipped to the branches. The candles were small, bigger than a birthday candle, smaller than a lenten candle. They were clipped as close to the end of the branch as would bear the weight, for safety and aesthetics. They were never unattended. It was beautiful, and smelled wonderful. After the holiday season we planted the trees. I believe 5 or 6 of those trees are still living on my parent’s property. I recall that a couple didn’t survive, and a couple were eventually pulled up or cut down, as they had gotten too big for the space allotted. In later years we switched to cut trees and those fat colored bulbs that were prevalent in the 70s. I don’t know if we ran out of room to plant the trees, could no longer source the proper candles or trees, or just became more Americanized, probably a combination of things.

mrubyjean
12-04-2022, 03:37 PM
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful story, jezebelle!

Robin
12-04-2022, 07:28 PM
Mine will be in the mail tomorrow!

mrubyjean
12-04-2022, 08:27 PM
Wow, that was fast and those candles are lovely, Robin!

mrubyjean
12-10-2022, 08:33 PM
Robin ~ your gorgeous cards are here!

jo.on.the.go
12-11-2022, 11:10 AM
I would like to join. Here are my cards:

236686 Holiday Candle

236687 Three Burning

236688 Tibetan Buddhism Ghee Butter Lamp
The lamp burns clarified milk butter. In Tibet and Nepal they use milk from yaks. I saw lots of these in the monasteries in Tibet and Nepal

236689 Wine Bottle Drip Candle

mrubyjean
12-11-2022, 12:43 PM
Welcome, Jo ~ I love your candles and what a wonderful variety!

lazyshadows
12-11-2022, 01:23 PM
If hd is allowed i would love to join!

lazyshadows
12-11-2022, 01:23 PM
It can be a character holding a candle, right?:)

HHC
12-11-2022, 01:33 PM
Your cards are awesome, Jo!

mrubyjean
12-11-2022, 04:01 PM
If hd is allowed i would love to join!

Oh yes, it is Open Media so all creative methods are welcome!

mrubyjean
12-11-2022, 04:03 PM
It can be a character holding a candle, right?:)

Yes! I'm glad you asked, lazyshadows ~ scenes or characters are encouraged as long as there is a candle or candles incorporated.

Welcome, lazyshadows!

Suzi
12-13-2022, 02:39 PM
Thanks for the invite, mrubyjean. I have this swap on my “to do” list, but I can’t commit just yet.

Tafkabecky
12-13-2022, 02:43 PM
lurking for now. I have some ideas but I dont want to sign up till I know I can make my ideas look great. What a fun idea for a themed swap :-)

mrubyjean
12-13-2022, 04:10 PM
Glad to see this swap is on your radar, Suzi and Tafkabecky!

HHC
12-13-2022, 04:32 PM
Martha, you can sign me up. I have a couple of ideas I'm working on and and we still have plenty of time.

mrubyjean
12-13-2022, 06:33 PM
Yay, glad to hear it ~ welcome HHC!

TrinaLD
12-13-2022, 07:21 PM
I'm a lurker for now. Thanks for the invite!

NYJunkie
12-13-2022, 07:39 PM
What a great theme for a swap! Thank you for letting me know, Martha. I will try to find time after the holidays to māke some candle ATCs. :yes:

mrubyjean
12-13-2022, 09:10 PM
Terrific, NYJunkie!

Pamitha
12-13-2022, 10:02 PM
Yes, please, sign me up!

mrubyjean
12-13-2022, 10:16 PM
Welcome Pamitha!

dithespy
12-14-2022, 05:52 AM
Thanks for the invitation, mrubyjean. I'll see what I can make :)

Seascape131
12-14-2022, 10:21 AM
I want to join the swap, please.

mrubyjean
12-14-2022, 11:20 AM
I'm so glad ~ welcome, Seascape131!

NancyL
12-17-2022, 11:10 AM
My plan is to work on these today. My other job is breaking up cardboard. but the art will be in the warm house and the cardboard is in the cold garage. I guess art will happen for sure.

mrubyjean
12-17-2022, 12:43 PM
Beautiful cards are here from jo.on.the.go and An.M.Sudyka!!

SunTrade
12-19-2022, 12:13 AM
lurking! Very good chance I will join, but first I need to get over the holidays.

mrubyjean
12-19-2022, 12:51 AM
Wonderful to hear, SunTrade!

Donnacr
12-20-2022, 03:00 AM
My cards will be in the mail tomorrow. 2 look similar as I left the makings of my 4th card in Queensland when I packed to visit my kids
236764 236765 236766 236767

mrubyjean
12-20-2022, 08:36 AM
Very pretty, Donnacr!

Seascape131
12-20-2022, 10:47 AM
Here are 4 ATCs for the Swap

236773
Cat Candle - Blue

236772
Bunny Candle - Red

236771
Blue Candles

236770
Bird Candles - Red

mrubyjean
12-20-2022, 01:00 PM
Beautiful, Seascape ~ the candle-animal combinations are adorable!

Donnacr
12-21-2022, 06:27 AM
Seascape131- love your candles plus animals

Seascape131
12-21-2022, 11:08 AM
My atcs for the light and candle swap have been mailed today

AmySi
12-26-2022, 11:27 AM
Fun! I have an idea. Lurking for now :)

mrubyjean
12-26-2022, 11:48 AM
Nice to see you have this swap on your mind, Amy!

mrubyjean
12-26-2022, 03:34 PM
Seascape131 ~ your delightful cards arrived right before Christmas!

lazyshadows
12-27-2022, 11:31 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=584661

Ready!

jezebelle
12-27-2022, 11:53 AM
Fabulous cards, lazyshadows! I love “It is better to light a candle…”

lazyshadows
12-27-2022, 11:55 AM
Thank you Jezebelle !:) I think this is my fave as well !

mrubyjean
12-27-2022, 02:42 PM
I love them all, lazyshadows ~ beautiful!

SunTrade
12-29-2022, 11:41 PM
Madam, I made some cards! If you are all not tired of my encaustic candles, sign me up, and PM me your address. I will send them next year! :twitcy:

236918

jo.on.the.go
12-30-2022, 02:57 AM
SunTrade - those are lovely candles. I espylike the one on the lower left.

mrubyjean
01-02-2023, 10:52 AM
Happy New Year!

237035

NancyL
01-02-2023, 04:22 PM
Mine will go in the mail tomorrow.

mrubyjean
01-02-2023, 08:58 PM
I could never get tired of your lovely candles, SunTrade.
I apologize :notworthy: for the delay in replying ~ I look forward to seeing your cards in person.

mrubyjean
01-07-2023, 04:42 PM
Such fun cards are here from NancyL!

AndromedasWitchery
01-08-2023, 09:39 AM
Wow!!!!
So, so, so many great candle cards!
Happy and creative New Year to all!!!

mrubyjean
01-09-2023, 03:22 PM
Beautiful arrivals from SunTrade!

HHC
01-09-2023, 09:04 PM
These are what I have finished that are possibilities. I have a couple other in the works I may like better. Also a few that I totally messed up. I've been sketching candles for the past month and it's been fun. I'm kinda addicted. lol

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Light_a_Candle_-_three_pillars_orange.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Light_a_Candle_-_red_taper.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Light_a_Candle_-_three_pillars_green.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Light_a_Candle_-_blue_stripe.jpg

mrubyjean
01-10-2023, 06:14 PM
Gorgeous candles, Helen!
Love them all...and like that you are addicted to drawing candles ~ such inspiring images!

mrubyjean
01-10-2023, 06:19 PM
Your wonderful cards are here, lazyshadows!

CMontalvo
01-11-2023, 04:02 PM
Hello, I have 2 cards done and will finish the others tomorrow. May I join please?

mrubyjean
01-11-2023, 04:19 PM
Certainly, CMontalvo ~ welcome!

Binx3535
01-11-2023, 04:25 PM
I'm interested in joining! Is cross-stitch alright as a medium for this swap? Thanks!

mrubyjean
01-11-2023, 06:15 PM
Absolutely, cross-stitch is totally fine, Binx3535 ~ welcome!
I have some beautiful cross-stitch cards from artists on this site. :jiggy:

StitchinWitch
01-12-2023, 02:01 AM
Unlurking -- my candles are lit!

mrubyjean
01-12-2023, 08:56 AM
Wonderful, StitchinWitch ~ welcome!!

mrubyjean
01-12-2023, 11:28 AM
So nice to see more folks joining!

StitchinWitch
01-12-2023, 09:10 PM
My candles will go to the post office tomorrow

CynthiaSillitoe
01-13-2023, 07:15 PM
I'd love to join, too. My cards are done. I'll get them scanned and in the mail tomorrow.

mrubyjean
01-13-2023, 09:17 PM
Terrific, Cynthia ~ welcome!

HHC
01-17-2023, 12:58 PM
Martha, my cards are on the way. :)

mrubyjean
01-17-2023, 03:45 PM
Lovely candles have arrived from CMontalvo and Donnacr!!

mrubyjean
01-19-2023, 05:35 PM
StitchinWitch ~ your sweet candles have arrived.

KESagers
01-21-2023, 05:22 PM
Wasn't sure I was going to be able to get these made in time so I haven't asked to join until today but here are my cards for this swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/large/1_light-a-candle-w.jpg

Die cut candles with one of my kaleidoscopes for the halo on embossed vellum.

Everyone's art for this swap has been stellar!

My envelopes went out in today's mail and since they don't have too far to travel they should get to you in time. :)

mrubyjean
01-21-2023, 05:24 PM
Yippee ~ those are beautiful, KESagers! :jiggy: Welcome!

mrubyjean
01-24-2023, 06:49 PM
Wonderful news ~ my mailbox was glowing with candles from CynthiaSillitoe, KESagers, HHC and Pamitha!!!!

HHC
01-24-2023, 07:58 PM
Yay! I'm glad my cards arrived so quickly. :jiggy:

mrubyjean
01-25-2023, 10:49 AM
Withe Pamitha's permission, here are her lovely dramatic cards.

CynthiaSillitoe
01-25-2023, 01:57 PM
I forgot to post the pics of mine. I really had fun with these.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_candlesI.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_candlesII.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_candles4.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_candlesIII.jpg

mrubyjean
01-25-2023, 02:36 PM
They are gorgeous, Cynthia!

mrubyjean
01-30-2023, 01:04 PM
Binx3535 ~ your sweet cross-stitched candles arrived just in the nick of time in today's mail!

Swapping is in progress!