View Full Version : Cryptozoology Swap- Due April 9th

02-19-2008, 04:21 PM
Swap Due Date - April 9th
Signup/withdraw date - March 20th
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants -15

Well, I thought it would be nice to have a cryptozoology swap.

Cryptozoology is the study of animals and other creatures that have not yet been accepted by science as real. In other words, it is monster-hunting. Cryptozoologists look for creatures like sea serpents and the yeti, hoping to gather enough evidence to prove that these beings exist. They also look for more commonplace animals, such as the ivory-billed woodpecker, the giant vampire bat, the inflatable hedgehog and the pygmy elephant.
You can find a list of them here: http://www.newanimal.org/

Any medium is accepted. But I love hand drawn cards...
Send originals of your work on sturdy 2.5 x 3.5 cards. Scanned copies are not acceptable. And please do not just cut out a image from a magazine and glue it on a card.
Also put the name of the "animal" on the back of your card.

I will cover postage (there are not many here from Holland...) but please send a address label with your real name and screen name and the swap name on it. I have enough envies to send back. Also write your username at the back of your cards. Extra atcs are appreciated but not required. If you are from the US a loose stamp would be nice, so I can use them for other swaphosts. But also not required.

Please sign up/withdraw by March 20
Cards are due to me by April 9. So that means a lot of time. Any late cards will be returned as it is not fair to those who get their cards in early and on time. Notice that I'm in The Netherlands, so sent your cards on time...

Swap is limited to 15 artists. I will pm my mailing address after you sign up.
And feel free to pm me with any questions.

Well, who wants to play???
1. lisebu ARRIVED Returns received
2. stormarela ARRIVED Returns received
3. Guzu ~ withdraw
4. wolfwynd ARRIVED Returns received
9. Glaxona ~ withdraw
5. crazy4homer ~ withdraw
6. Tsetsefly ~ can't find her
7. Talbona ~ withdraw
8. fingers ARRIVED Returns received
9. Glaxona ~ withdraw
10. fuzzynoodle ~ withdraw
11. nepheron ~can't find her
12. LavenderLizard ARRIVED Returns received
13. Wudwooda ARRIVED Returns received
14. crazycat ~ withdraw
15. JenniferM/Syanne Bleu

02-21-2008, 05:12 PM
I am here, just getting back on the list!

02-22-2008, 03:27 PM
Just want you to let you know that I'm in Egypt from Feb. 23th till March 1st :)

02-25-2008, 12:21 PM
I made it to the new site, so I am here!

02-29-2008, 11:12 PM
Hi Binka! I hope you are having an AMAZING trip in Egypt! Unfortunately, I think I am going to need to withdraw from this swap...I am having some difficulties getting what I want out of my cards...not too proud of my work right now.

Thanks for hosting and keeping things together during the ATCards.com fiasco! :)

03-02-2008, 09:04 AM
Hi all, I'm back!!!! And had a GREAT time

03-08-2008, 05:00 PM
Just checking...

03-13-2008, 03:35 AM
My cards are going in the mail in the morning... this swap was quite interesting... I read about all kinds of 'animals' while deciding what to draw... amazing stuff! Thanks Binka for 'enlightening' me!

03-13-2008, 09:31 AM
My cards are almost done...I even tried my "hand" at hand dyeing my fabric for the embroidery, and was pretty darn happy with how it came out. I wanted a different kind of blue to give an underwater effect. I have to try more complicated dye processes now! My cards will be mailed out by Monday.

03-13-2008, 02:57 PM
oooh now you made me curious.
Let you know when they arrive

03-17-2008, 02:27 PM
My post office is jinxing me! I could not get in Friday due to long lines, and the line was out the door today at lunch. I'll try again after work, but it may be tomorrow morning before they get out.

I couldn't get a camera to record them in time, so here's what I made:

1. An embroidered Bigfoot "hidden" in the forest (under fabric leaves)
2. A felt-embroidered reproduction of the famous Nessie photograph with some of my hand-dyed blue fabric
3. Another embroidered (this time inspired by redwork quilts) image of a sea creature
4. I combined two cultures on my last one...I carved a "folksy" image of a chupacabra and used a black, white and red theme, pasting the stamped image over some suminagashi (ink marbled rice paper--I just started making it).

One is a hostess gift (and I am including extra stamps since the fabric makes the cards a little thicker--nothing is too thick, though). So it is a diverse group! I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

03-17-2008, 05:40 PM
ooooh I really want to see them. Stupid PO. And it's Easter soon, so no delivery here then...

03-18-2008, 06:16 PM
They went out in the mail today, estimated 5-10 days for delivery! Hope you enjoy them...

03-19-2008, 05:52 PM
Stormarela, your cards came today!! Thanks so much for the extras :)

03-22-2008, 05:39 PM
LavenderLizard, your amazing cards came today :)

04-01-2008, 09:17 AM
Cards arrived from fingers and wudwooda. Thank you both for playing :)

04-09-2008, 02:21 PM

Didn't hear from 3 players, so I guess this is it. Will swap all cards out this weekend!!!

04-09-2008, 03:07 PM
i cant wait to see the returns. My cryptozoology cards are in my gallery.

04-13-2008, 03:48 PM
All cards wil be in the mail tomorrow!!

04-14-2008, 12:11 PM
Yay! I'm so excited to see everyone's critters...

04-24-2008, 11:05 AM
Did anyone receive their returns already?? I mean it's 9 or 10 days ago that I've mailed them. The UK should have them... Please let me know if you receive... I'm a little bit worried now...

04-29-2008, 04:27 AM
Yay Wudwooda and LavenderLizard received them

04-29-2008, 01:09 PM
And Lise Bu too

04-29-2008, 01:10 PM
I left my cards at home again--I will give you guys rep points tomorrow!

Lise Bu
04-30-2008, 07:40 AM
Thanks to every one for my lovely cards - i have added rep point - would people please do the same for me if they liked my cards.

Thanks Binks for a fab swap x x x

04-30-2008, 12:07 PM
I brought in my cards today! Thanks to Wudwooda, LiseBu, and stormarela! I'll leave rep points now.

04-30-2008, 02:21 PM
Fingers received too :)

05-04-2008, 03:38 PM
only stormarela has to receive

05-13-2008, 02:58 AM
My cards arrived today! Thanks Binka for a great swap, and thanks also to LavenderLizard, Fingers, and Wolfwynd! Fantastic cards!

05-13-2008, 12:51 PM
wow, I took forever to get there. But finally you've got them!
So everyone received, so the swap can be moved to archive.
Thank you all for playing!