View Full Version : Hand-drawn or painted - with a bit of sparkle! - Due September 1st

06-22-2008, 11:47 AM
Due Date: 1st of September
Sign-Up/Withdraw Date: 20th of August
# Participants: unlimited
# Cards: 3 for 3

6 for 6 okay, just make sure you mark your return envelope to say that you sent 6 so I send you 6 back!


This is a swap for ATC's that have been hand-drawn or painted or hand created (by this I mean hand cut stamps and things that the artist has created themselves) with an added bit of sparkle!
This can come in many forms, maybe you would like to paint in some iridescent watercolour, or acrylic paint with iridescent medium added in. Or perhaps you want to add some diamontes or a bit of glitter to your finished image! I am sure the end result with be stunning whatever you decide to do to add your sparkle!
A card by lemay hand-drawn with markers and glitter gel pens
A card by Els made with watercolour, pen and ink, micro glitter and Copic art marker

I am in England so most of the return postage for me I will cover (for international players).
If you are in the UK send a SSAE.
If you are international, a self addressed envie is very helpful to me. If you would like to send me stamps from your country I would be most grateful as I can then send them to swap hosts of swaps I play in.
Make sure that you have your username on all your cards! (and also your envie)
If you need to withdraw, just let me know. When you are ready to send, PM me for my address. (Please note that I moved house last June so if you are storing an old address for me and are not sure if it is my recent one....please PM me to check!)

I also love people to post their creations into the thread for all to see as we go along, tis fun!

1. Loralou
2. Paperfairys (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=737)
4. Elena (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=213)
5. djl1050 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=1654)
6. Lise Bu (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=320)
7. Lily lemon (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=808)
9. Ibus (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=925)
10. Els (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=818)
11. Codesmom (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=353)
12. bright-spark (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=1030)
13. Ilah Barnes (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=371)
14. Rockstargirl (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=1058)
15. mynameisJenn (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=368)
16. luchero (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=863)
17. wigbag (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=302)
18. Bex (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=1963)
19 Chatty (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=500)
21. joni owens (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=963)
22. Maxie23 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=300)
23. woopsydaisy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=1965)
24. Summer5 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=530)
25. neca84 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=1265)'s
26. gypsy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=795)
27. terryart (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=328)
28. krzykitty (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=779)
29. Darkfairy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=2314)
30. kat (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=786)
31 hokeycokey
32. buffalos
33. DewArt (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=2459)

06-22-2008, 12:24 PM
Yes please ? :)

sounds lovely x

06-22-2008, 12:25 PM
Oooh hello! Welcome to the swap

06-22-2008, 12:30 PM
I would love to play. I've been playing around with metallic paints.

06-22-2008, 12:30 PM
Can I join?

06-22-2008, 12:33 PM
Welcome dolores4fun and Elena!

06-22-2008, 01:38 PM
May I join? I like shiney glittery stuff.

06-22-2008, 01:52 PM
Of yourse you can djl1050....interesting username you have there!

Lise Bu
06-22-2008, 02:06 PM
Oooohhhhhhhhhhh Lora how can i resist this - you know how much I love anything shiny - call me Lise Magpie lol x x x x x x x x :biglaugh:

06-22-2008, 02:07 PM
My initials are djl. I couldn't think of a unique name at the time.

06-22-2008, 02:33 PM
Yay Lise!

Lily Lemon
06-22-2008, 02:33 PM
May I? Sounds like FUN!

06-22-2008, 02:37 PM
Ooh yes please, sounds good fun! and a nice long date too!( day before my birthday!!)

06-22-2008, 02:49 PM
Lily lemon and purplecat you are both added into the fun!!

06-22-2008, 02:54 PM
Please sign me up, ta muchly.

06-22-2008, 03:01 PM
Hi and thanks for joining another of my swaps!

06-22-2008, 03:19 PM
September 1st will JUST give me time enough after all the other swaps I chose to join (8 in the last month! ack!) that I can direct my attention in this direction. 'Sides, I have a couple already in the hopper.

Els :D

06-22-2008, 03:25 PM
I would love to join !

06-22-2008, 03:33 PM
Welcome Els (everyone look in the first post for an example of her glorious work!) so glad you could join us!
And hello codesmom!! (or codesmum as I would say :P)

06-22-2008, 04:21 PM
Are you game for 6 cards rather than just 3 from me, or would you prefer I kept it to 3? I'll at LEAST be sending some extra postage along.

06-22-2008, 04:23 PM
6 is fine! We have plenty of players already to cover it. Mark the back of your envelope that you are sending 6 so you def get 6 back.
Don't worry about extra postage, I'll cover it.

06-22-2008, 04:44 PM
This timing works great for me. I can't commit to any more in July or August.

Sign me up please!

06-22-2008, 04:58 PM
Yay for bright-spark!

06-22-2008, 07:05 PM
Thanks for adding me ... ill have a go at these tomorrow after work :)

elaine x

Ilah Barnes
06-22-2008, 07:32 PM
Count me in, this describes most of the cards I have been making lately so this will be an easy one for me. Glitter and metalic gel pens have become my current obsession.

06-23-2008, 03:11 AM
I would like to play too, please. I LOVE sparkle.

06-23-2008, 01:01 PM
Welcome Ilah and rockstargirl.

06-23-2008, 04:48 PM
sounds fun, please sign me up! :)

06-23-2008, 05:23 PM
Helllo mynameisJenn!

06-25-2008, 06:40 PM
Can I join your swap. thanks!

06-26-2008, 02:22 PM
of course luchero!

06-26-2008, 08:39 PM
Me too! please?

06-27-2008, 02:51 PM
Oooh hello wigbag!

06-28-2008, 05:41 PM
Any chance I can join this one, sounds like my cup of tea.

06-28-2008, 05:50 PM
Welcome to the swap Bex :D

06-28-2008, 09:04 PM
Oh my this does sound like fun please sign me up.

06-29-2008, 12:41 PM
Good to see you chatty :)

07-01-2008, 06:02 PM
So I think Els might have been making some cards? Anyone else made a start?

07-01-2008, 06:46 PM
Not yet. I want to buy some acrylic inks to do some of the cards in. They have these at my craft store that are all shimmery. I don't know if they'll be sparkly enough, but it's a good start. hehehe

07-03-2008, 04:01 PM
Elena, got your cards today!! Thanks so much for the postage and the extra card:)

07-03-2008, 05:22 PM
Lord, how'd I miss a sparkle swap????? I love my glittery paints!!!! Is there room for me, Loralou? *bat, bat* Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?

07-03-2008, 06:11 PM
Nope sorry Jean, full up.....oh go on then!

07-03-2008, 07:42 PM
*deep curtsey* Thank you miss! I promise I'll do my best work, miss! :)

Joni Owens
07-03-2008, 11:57 PM
Put me on the list!! I need a bit of sparkle!

07-04-2008, 04:04 AM
welcome joni owens!

07-04-2008, 04:28 AM
Will play please.

07-04-2008, 03:08 PM
Welcome Maxie

07-04-2008, 03:08 PM
Here are my sparkly flowers...I'll pm you when they get posted, Loralou! I used those sparkling paints but they really don't show up in the scan. :skeptical:

07-04-2008, 03:12 PM
Really nice Jean!! I bet they look even better in real life, sparkly does not scan well.

07-04-2008, 05:11 PM
I've done my first one which is in my gallery. Haven't worked out how to attach it to this message yet, but working on it.

07-04-2008, 05:17 PM
Wow that shimmery lake is just gorgeous! I like your style :)

07-05-2008, 06:23 PM
I would love to join....may I?

07-06-2008, 01:36 PM
SPARKLE ME IN.....Thanks, Jo

07-08-2008, 08:32 AM
I'd love to join if I may, I need some extra sparkle in my life..:dull:

07-10-2008, 10:02 AM
My Hand drawn with Sparkle cards,in the mail !!

07-11-2008, 12:06 PM
Welcome woopsydaisy, Summer5 and neca84's Avatar

Codesmom, thanks for letting me know.

07-12-2008, 11:54 PM
I'm all about the bling. Sign me up.

07-13-2008, 04:31 PM
Hi gypsy!

07-13-2008, 04:53 PM
Did someone call my name?? Glitter, sparkle, mica....I'm so IN!

07-13-2008, 05:09 PM
Welcome terryart :D

07-13-2008, 09:27 PM
Attached are my cards. They are fancy drinks with "sparkle" salt rims, etc.
Thanks for hosting this swap. I had fun!!

07-14-2008, 08:52 AM
Sending my cards today:D

07-14-2008, 08:55 AM
wigbag....love the cards...now I'm thirsty!:cute:

07-14-2008, 01:22 PM
Ooooh margaritas!

07-14-2008, 05:02 PM
Here is my next installment. The sparkly pens don't show up in the scan though and number three is still in the 'being dreamt up' stage.

Wigbag - I love those drinkies.

07-14-2008, 05:41 PM
Another gorgeous card Bex, I am imagine the sparkle!

07-15-2008, 08:38 AM
Wow Bex, that's beautiful! Hope I'm lucky enough to get it! :)

07-16-2008, 04:39 PM
Here are my final two. I'm ready to post them now Loralou. Please pm me your address and they'll be on their way.

07-16-2008, 07:46 PM
So pretty, Bex!

07-17-2008, 12:56 AM
Wow, the cards for this swap look fantastic, they're all so pretty!

07-17-2008, 03:57 AM
Wigbag, your cards are here, thanks for the extra and for the postage!

07-18-2008, 02:26 PM
Received from Els and codesmom!
Els, adore the babs card honey!
Thanks codesmom for the extra and for the postage.

07-18-2008, 05:30 PM
Paperfairys I have yours too, love em! Thanks for enclosing the postage ;)

07-19-2008, 03:17 AM
krzykitty of course!

07-19-2008, 03:27 AM
Please send me your address Loralou mine are ready to travel

07-19-2008, 08:41 AM
Received cards from Bex today, truly gorgeous! Thanks for the extra!

07-19-2008, 09:56 AM
Can I join too please? Sounds like fun :)

07-19-2008, 11:20 AM
Yes Darkfairy.

Lise Bu
07-20-2008, 06:12 PM
Heres my first card - sorry it didn't scan very well - but it is coloured in in sparkly pens.

I am hoping to get them done Lora so when I see you on Sunday I can give them to you x x


07-21-2008, 03:28 AM
Thats a great idea, I hope to perhaps do some of mine on Sunday? I'm finding it difficult to find time for art right now, my life is so full to the brim with lots of other great stuff at the moment. *t-minus 5 weeks*

07-21-2008, 04:45 PM
May I join?

07-21-2008, 06:00 PM
Of course kat

07-21-2008, 06:53 PM
I've been playing with sparkle today:
Three cards --

Lise Bu
07-22-2008, 03:58 AM
my last 2 cards; they are better than they have scanned (honest)!!


07-22-2008, 04:13 AM
Great work Kat and Lise, look forward to seeing them soon!

07-22-2008, 03:46 PM
my cards are now in my gallery, mailing my cards tomorrow.

07-22-2008, 03:49 PM
Received from woopsydaisy! Thanks for the paper.

07-29-2008, 05:56 AM
Received from mynameisjenn, krykitty and neca84 today! Thanks to all of you for enclosing extra cards and postage.

07-29-2008, 11:36 AM
Hi loralou - may i join the fun?
PS - love your barbra cards - is the one in the middle of your sig mine? (it looks familiar!)

07-29-2008, 02:12 PM
Yes it's by you and I love it! welcome to the fun

07-29-2008, 02:44 PM
glad my cards made it to you safely! :)

07-30-2008, 08:52 AM
Well, I've had a productive 24hrs and have finished my sparkly ATCs! The scans make them look pretty poor but they are better than that really! I've done an extra one for you Loralou. Hope everybody likes them - the standard for this swap has been very high so far!

Lily Lemon
07-30-2008, 10:11 AM
Here are my first two. I might still add Twinkling H2O paints to the background!

07-30-2008, 10:54 AM
hokeycokey and Lily, love your cards!

07-30-2008, 05:35 PM

Well, as you can see here are mine. These are watercolor paint with Iridescent Medium. The flowers and leaves a bit of the butterfly are shiny a bit of sparkle finely. I do hope they qualify if not just send them back to me. ..*smile*..

07-30-2008, 07:07 PM
The loook lovely

07-30-2008, 07:54 PM
Thank you, I had fun drawing these, it's just that, the Iridescent is not real bright like glitter or gel pens. Has a nice sparkle shine to it very delicate. They are going out in the mail tomorrow (Thursday) in the morning.

07-31-2008, 04:19 AM
lovely cards - chatty, very pretty!

08-01-2008, 12:43 AM
lovely cards - chatty, very pretty!

Thank you!

08-02-2008, 07:38 AM
Just finishing off final card, can you pm me address to send cards to? First two are in gallery.


08-02-2008, 06:45 PM
I would love to give it a go, add me please!

08-03-2008, 04:06 PM
Well decided to get my sparkle cards done this week for the swap. Here is the first one. Really doesn't show the sparkle that well, it's there...

08-03-2008, 04:30 PM
welcome buffalos!
Love that card Summer!

08-03-2008, 07:01 PM
Wow, love that card Summer.

08-04-2008, 01:07 AM
Glitter and glamour...please sign me up.

08-04-2008, 02:04 AM
Cards mailed today.

08-04-2008, 03:16 PM
I have six pics to send. I hope I uploaded them right.

Lily Lemon
08-04-2008, 08:36 PM
Here are two more, making four total! I'm ready to mail! YAY!

08-05-2008, 03:31 AM
love your blue haired girl!

08-05-2008, 05:48 AM
Welcome DewArt!
Fabulous cards everyone, can't wait to see the sparkle!

08-05-2008, 05:50 AM
Received from Kat this morning, thanks so much for the extra!!

08-05-2008, 10:19 AM
lovelycards, everyone - mine went in the post today!

08-06-2008, 02:41 PM
I am so sorry; I will have to withdraw from this swap. I thought I'd be able to get cards finished in time, but it is not looking as though that will happen. I am so sorry!

08-06-2008, 03:54 PM
Here are my sparkly flowers...I'll pm you when they get posted, Loralou! I used those sparkling paints but they really don't show up in the scan. :skeptical:

Jean I am a little confused as you have already done your cards? Have you not?

08-06-2008, 04:00 PM
Not all of them, and I'm not getting anything done quickly either.

I'm pm'ing you.

08-06-2008, 04:56 PM
Received from Chatty and Hokeycoakey today! Thanks guys for the extra cards and stamps!

08-08-2008, 03:36 PM
Darkfairys cards swooped in today!

08-08-2008, 03:58 PM
Just a note to let you know I mailed my cards out today Friday, Aug.8/08.

08-10-2008, 05:26 AM
Gee...Summer5...hope I get one of yours! Mine have gone postal too.

Ilah Barnes
08-10-2008, 04:31 PM
I am ready to mail, please PM me your address.

Two of these cards are some whimsy girls I made about a month ago.

I have been making whimsy girls off and on. I originally planned on doing all whimsy girls for this swap.

This past month I have been experimenting in different styles and haven't really got back to drawing whimsy girls. So the second two cards are part of a new style I am experimenting with.




Ilah Barnes
08-11-2008, 09:38 AM
I mailed my cards this morning.


08-11-2008, 12:29 PM
My cards are ready to mail, just need a body to take them to the PO box!

08-11-2008, 03:07 PM
Look forward to seeing them all!

08-11-2008, 11:15 PM
My cards are almost finished. Just need to put the info on the backs and get them in the mail. Here are five of them. The micro glitter does not show up as well in the scan as it does in the original but the glitter and shiny bits are there, I promise.

08-11-2008, 11:17 PM
Here are the last two. Hostess, please take your pick of the pack as my thanks.

08-12-2008, 05:48 AM
They look great Dewey! Thanks for the extra ;)

08-12-2008, 08:57 AM
Mine got posted today, but I completely forgot to scan them!

08-12-2008, 02:27 PM
My cards will be in the mail tomorrow! Loralou can you please send me your address? I thought I had it but I don't seem to be able to locate it.

08-13-2008, 02:39 AM
here are my 3...they'll be off tomorrow. I really had fun playing in this swap!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=29293&w=l http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=29291&w=l

08-13-2008, 01:06 PM
Got your cards Ibus!

08-13-2008, 02:19 PM
djl1050 - made me a Babs host card! Thanks SOOOO much - I am doing a happy dance

Joni Owens
08-13-2008, 10:52 PM
I mailed my cards today!

08-16-2008, 06:08 PM
My pics are in my gallery if you want to see them, still working on a hostess card, will send them out in the am.

08-17-2008, 03:16 AM
Could the "glitter" be embossing crystals? If so, I'd like to play. (I'm in the mood to make some volcanos!)

What say?

08-17-2008, 06:12 AM
Are the crystals glittery? If so then yes!

08-18-2008, 04:27 PM
Mailed out this am!

08-26-2008, 11:42 AM
I'm in need of LoraLou's address. I don't know if my PM when through to her. PM me pls.

08-27-2008, 12:23 PM
Ignore, please.
(I can't figure out how to delete this.)
When you use Edit, there's an option to delete your post. Use that. Hope this helps. If not click the Report button and write a nice pretty please message to a Mod to do it for you. :)

08-28-2008, 09:57 AM
I'm still in need of the address to send my cards to. Please PM me

08-28-2008, 12:21 PM
PM sent.

08-28-2008, 05:07 PM
Okay, mine are on the way. Such luxury with a host in the UK (and such laziness on my part!)

Decided to try the same card, but with different colours

08-28-2008, 11:40 PM
Have mine still not arrived??

Lily Lemon
08-28-2008, 11:53 PM
Ditto! Sent long ago! Getting worried now!:(

08-29-2008, 01:09 AM
Loralou has been away this week - got married last Friday, so your cards are probably sitting there safe and sound waiting her return!

Lily Lemon
08-29-2008, 01:50 AM
Oh, well, congrats to her!:)

08-29-2008, 02:32 AM
ooops, must have missed that post! Hope she's having lots of fun!

08-30-2008, 01:14 PM
Woohoo! Hello everyone, got home from honeymoon today and lots of envies waiting for me, give me a minute to sort through them all and I will update everyone soon!
Note to everyone who was waiting for an address that I will wait for your cards!

08-30-2008, 01:29 PM
Received from:
Maxie - thanks for the extra!
Terryart - thanks for the extra! and extras
joni owens - thanks for the extras and extra card!
rockstargirl - thanks for the postage!
buffalos - thanks for the extra!
Lise Bu -thanks for the extra!
bright-spark -thanks for the extra!
Lily Lemon! -sorry hun, your cards arrived the day I left and I had turned the comp off by then, yours are here too! Thanks!!

09-02-2008, 10:35 AM
Gypsy got your cards, thanks for the extra, I am going to start swapping these out now!

09-02-2008, 11:13 AM
Yipppeeeee, can't wait for the postie to bring me sparkly goodies!

09-02-2008, 11:15 AM

09-02-2008, 07:28 PM
they all look so great together! too bad the sparkleyness doesn't show really well. I'm so excited for the returns and congrats again on your wedding.

09-02-2008, 10:44 PM
how cool to see them all together!!

09-03-2008, 08:21 AM
That looks great Loralou, all those cards look fabulous together.

09-03-2008, 03:57 PM
Oooh they are all in their envies and ready to go, I will hopefully make it to the PO tomorrow to get them on their way.
There were some really lovely submissions and I am sure everyone will love their returns. I have made a swap gallery so look out for it.

09-05-2008, 03:55 AM

09-06-2008, 07:29 AM
Hooray, I received some very sparkly cards this morning. Many thanks to the wonderful artists Gypsy, Buffalos and Chatty. Gorgeous cards everyone. And a great big thank you to our most gracious host Loralou for hosting such a fun swap, it's been a pleasure to be included.

09-06-2008, 07:42 AM
Mine arrived today too. Thanks Loralou for hosting such a fun swop and to Lise Bu, Maxie23 and Rockstargirl for the great cards.

09-06-2008, 07:51 AM
Mine have also found a home. Many thanks to Loralou for hosting and to Chatty530, Codesmom and Loralou for great cards!! off to leave rep....

09-06-2008, 03:18 PM
Received my sparkly swaps today - many thanks to terryart, codesmom, and joni owens for your art, and to loralou for hosting this swap.

09-08-2008, 09:01 PM
I got my beautiful cards today! Thanks Loralou for hosting and paperfairy, djl1050 and Joni for the beautiful cards! Off to leave rep and itrader! Thanks again!

Lily Lemon
09-09-2008, 12:17 AM
Received lovely cards and left itrader for our wonderful loralou and rep points for two traders but I can't find Lorien's posts to give her rep points her for her card. Thank you all for a wonderful swap!

09-09-2008, 04:36 AM
I am very happy to see people getting their returns and liking them!
I have 2 new swaps running....Kandinsky inspired and encaustic/beeswax .....find me over there if you fancy playing in them!

09-10-2008, 01:13 PM
Received lovely cards from MynameisJenn, maxie23 and DewArt, thank you!

And thanks Loralou for hosting, great swap :D

Off to leave trader and rep points.

Joni Owens
09-10-2008, 07:35 PM
I received my cards today, thanks Loralou, you did a wonderful job hosting! Thank you HokeyCokey, RockStarGirl, and Els - I love my cards - everyone did a super job!!!

09-10-2008, 07:43 PM
I got my cards! Thanks to Loralou for hosting and thanks to Elena, Ilah Barnes and Rockstarsgirl for your fun cards!!

09-11-2008, 07:22 PM
I received my cards!

Thank you Loralou for hosting this swap, it was fun. Also I want to thank Ilah Barnes, Buffalos and HokeyCokey.

09-12-2008, 01:22 PM
Need to figure out who Lorien S. is. I got a wonderful card from the swap of Cosmic Cave 2 but there is not a ATCs nickname...please tell me who you are so I can give you rep. :-)

09-12-2008, 11:43 PM
I got wonderful cards from the mysterious Lorien S., Bex, woopsydaisy, wigbag, bright_spark, and paper fairy. Lovely sparkles cards. Thank you everyone.

09-16-2008, 05:45 AM
great returns from dark fairy, mynameisjenn and Ilahbarnes, thanks and special thanks to lorolou for hosting, rep points and iTrader have been left, thanks again

09-16-2008, 12:15 PM
Just a note to let you know I rec'd my swap cards ...many thanks to DewArt for My Starry Nite, DarkFairy for Silver & Gold, and LiseBu for Brunette. They are all lovely; and last but not least, many thanks, to our Host, for a wonderful swap. Jo

09-17-2008, 02:47 AM
Sparkle a bit atcs arrived in Canada today. Thanks to our host and to BEX, Dewart, and Summer5 for lovely work.