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Binka
02-19-2008, 04:24 PM
KAWAII


Swap Due Date - April 16th
Signup/withdraw date - March 31th
Number of Cards - 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of participants -15



Kawaii is the Japanese word for cute, so this swap is all about Japanese cuteness!

Cute elements can be found almost everywhere in Japan, from big business to corner markets and national government, ward, and town offices. Many companies use cute mascots to present their wares and services to the public. For example:

Pikachu, a character from Pokémon, adorns the side of three All Nippon Airways passenger jets.
Asahi Bank used Miffy (Nijntje), a character from a Dutch series of children's picture books, on some of its ATM cards.
All 47 prefectures have cute mascot characters
The Japan Post "Yū-Pack" mascot is a stylized mailbox.
The Japan Post also uses other cute mascot characters, for example, on stamps.

The most know example is of course Hello Kitty, but there are a lot of others. See http://www.sanrio.com/

So in this swap you make 3 very kawaii cards!!! You can use the already excisting characters or make your own very kawaii creature

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.

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. Also write your username at the back of your cards. Extra atcs or goodies 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 31th
Cards are due to me by April 16th. 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.

More kawaii links from fingers (thank you :D)

http://www.chocoa.jp/decole.shtml
http://www.kitty-craft.com/
http://www.superbuzzy.com/
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Well, who wants to play???

1. kitybaby87 ~ ??? can't find her
2. Mishay38 ~ didn't react om pm
3. Jitterbug ARRIVED Returns received
4. jankensan ARRIVED Returns received
5. Sprankie ARRIVED Returns received
6. muppin ARRIVED Returns received
7. lisebu ARRIVED Returns recieved
8. addicted2shoppn ARRIVED Returns recieved
9. Bubblecup ~withdraw
10. stacirobyn ~ ??? can't find her
11. maxie23 ARRIVED Returns received
12. musicgal ARRIVED Returns received
13. inkadinkado ARRIVED Returns received
14. fingers ARRIVED Returns received
15. XxpinupmommyxX ARRIVED
16. iamlilian ARRIVED Returns received
17. lori.rn ARRIVED Returns received
18. egod ARRIVED Returns received

muppin
02-21-2008, 11:59 AM
Binka- Can the kawaii characters be of our own making, as long as they are kawaii?
Muppin

jankensan
02-21-2008, 02:41 PM
My cards are all ready to post. I will scan and send them in the near future! (They're currently decorating my shelf at home:rolleyes:)

Binka
02-21-2008, 05:21 PM
Binka- Can the kawaii characters be of our own making, as long as they are kawaii?
Muppin

Sure they can be your own. I'd love to see what you come up with!

Binka
02-21-2008, 05:22 PM
My cards are all ready to post. I will scan and send them in the near future! (They're currently decorating my shelf at home:rolleyes:)

Can't wit to see them

XxpinupmommyxX
02-22-2008, 03:57 AM
i just wanted to let you know that i am kinderposht i changed my nickname :)

Binka
02-22-2008, 03:02 PM
lisebu, your cards are here!!! Love them

Binka
02-22-2008, 03:28 PM
Just want you to let you know that I'm in Egypt from Feb. 23th till March 1st :)

addicted2shoppn
02-22-2008, 03:38 PM
Have fun in Egypt!

egod
02-23-2008, 02:15 PM
I'd like to join! (How do you get to go to Egypt?)

Jitterbug
02-27-2008, 08:17 PM
Binka, Mailed my cards off to you today. Hope your time in Egypt is great!

P.S. Name change on new site, but used JLB on cards :rolleyes:

XxpinupmommyxX
02-28-2008, 11:18 AM
can you ping me your address thanks!

Binka
03-02-2008, 09:08 AM
Hi all, I'm back and had a GREAT time!
Received great cards from Jankensan, iamlilliam and inkadinkado. Thank you all for the extras!!!

Binka
03-04-2008, 05:09 PM
Jitterbug, your cards are here. Thank you for the extra :)

Sprankie
03-06-2008, 01:40 PM
Just finished my cards today. I will mail them tomorrow

Binka
03-06-2008, 02:26 PM
Thank you for letting me know

Binka
03-08-2008, 07:41 AM
Sprankie, your cards are here :) Thank you for the extra

Jitterbug
03-08-2008, 04:55 PM
Binka,
Your Egypt pictures are amazing! My favorite is the camel at sunset. Glad you had a wonderful time.

Binka
03-08-2008, 04:58 PM
Binka,
Your Egypt pictures are amazing! My favorite is the camel at sunset. Glad you had a wonderful time.

Thank you :) That pic is my fave too. (could be a great atc)
But there's more to come, 'cause I have an underwater camera with me!!

Binka
03-10-2008, 03:39 PM
Wow-you are over 15 participants...darn! I am too late! Next time for sure!!! :) Love Kawaii stuff!

Yes, I'm sorry. But I'll definitly do a second one. Too much cuteness arrived here!

musicgal
03-11-2008, 11:17 AM
I mailed mine yesterday!
Look for cuteness in about 7 days!

Binka
03-11-2008, 12:42 PM
Musicgal and XxpinupmommyxX your cute cards arrived today :)

fingers
03-18-2008, 02:42 AM
Here's mine,hope u like them.
If it's not Kawaii enough, let me know.
http://img36.picoodle.com/img/img36/4/3/17/f_SCAN0067m_11f1fe1.jpg
Japanese text & Derwent watercolor pencils
Sakura oil Pastels (girl)
will be making 1 more.

Binka
03-18-2008, 10:50 AM
Hey fingers, they are very kawaii. Thank you

fingers
03-24-2008, 03:52 AM
mailed mine today.

Binka
03-24-2008, 07:13 AM
Thank you for letting me know, I'll let you know when they arrive

Binka
03-27-2008, 04:27 PM
Maxie23, your cards arrived today, thank you for the extra

lori.rn
03-31-2008, 03:19 PM
sent mine out today

Binka
03-31-2008, 04:03 PM
Great, I'll let you know when they arrived

Binka
04-01-2008, 09:24 AM
Fingers, your cards arrived today!! All of them very cute!!

addicted2shoppn
04-01-2008, 09:18 PM
My cards went out this morning!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2064/2381748428_ba6eeba234_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/2381748428/)

Binka
04-02-2008, 06:34 AM
oooh they are gorgeous

addicted2shoppn
04-02-2008, 08:42 AM
o'.'o thank you!

Binka
04-04-2008, 04:24 PM
lori.rn your super kawaii cards arrived today, thank you for the extra :)

lori.rn
04-04-2008, 04:40 PM
Wow.......that only took 4 days from the states!!!!!

When my swaps get there quickly, I try to remember, which PO I mailed from and if I took them inside or dropped them off at the drive-up box.

I took those to the slower PO and to the drive-up box.........I'm impressed!!

Binka
04-05-2008, 04:45 AM
lol, the postal system is one big mystery sometimes. My record is from here in 2 (!) days in Seattle.

egod
04-06-2008, 08:12 PM
I am mailing mine in the morning. Please keep one for yourself. The pale one is not so pale in real life.

Binka
04-07-2008, 10:54 AM
I looove the right one!!!

Binka
04-07-2008, 10:55 AM
addicted2shoppn, your cards arrived today!!! Very kwaii

muppin
04-09-2008, 05:20 PM
My cards are going out today. They should make it in time. Hope they are kawaii enough. Hand painted original designs.
Muppin

Jitterbug
04-09-2008, 05:46 PM
Muppin,
I think they are very, very Kawaii. Great job of making originals!:yes:

Binka
04-10-2008, 11:10 AM
My cards are going out today. They should make it in time. Hope they are kawaii enough. Hand painted original designs.
Muppin

Very, very kawaii :yes:

Binka
04-11-2008, 11:03 AM
egod, your cards are here!! Thank you for the stamps :yes:

Binka
04-16-2008, 05:55 AM
Muppin, your cards arrived yesterday, thanks so much for the extra and the stamps

Binka
04-16-2008, 05:56 AM
All cards are here now!!
Will swap out this weekend!

Binka
04-24-2008, 11:08 AM
I mail the cards tomorrow. They are all swapped out, but I didn't find the time to go to the PO.
I'm really sorry, but work was really busy. But tomorrow I have to work till 12.00, so a lot of time to go to the PO

Binka
04-25-2008, 12:27 PM
All cards are mailed today. Please let me know if they arrive

Sprankie
04-26-2008, 12:39 PM
My cards arrived today. Thanks for Binka for being the host. And thanks for the great cards: Muppin, inkadinkado andmaxie23.

Lise Bu
04-30-2008, 07:42 AM
I got my cards today thanks Binka - my cards are from;JLB, Fingers and inkadinkadoo - thanks so much and I especially love Hello Kitty from Inky - I collect Hello Kitty so it was great to open my envie and find her there - it was just like she was meant for me - hugs to all x x

Binka
04-30-2008, 07:47 AM
I'm really glad you like your returns :)

Binka
04-30-2008, 02:31 PM
Yay Fingers received her cards too

muppin
04-30-2008, 03:49 PM
Received my cards today! Thanks to egod, iamlillian, and jitterbug!
Thanks to Binka for a great cute swap!

Binka
04-30-2008, 04:55 PM
Oooh they are going quick to their new homes :)

egod
04-30-2008, 11:04 PM
I received very kwaii cards today from maxie23, sprankie, and lisebu-UK! I've given rep, and thanks to you for hosting the swap, Binka!

Jitterbug
05-01-2008, 11:22 PM
Received my little cuties. Thank you to addicted2shoppin, maxie23 and Jankensan - all my card as so kawaii!:cute: Great job with this swap, Binka! Off to leave rep!

iamlillian
05-02-2008, 01:48 AM
Hi Binka
Just received ur card + the Kawaii ATCs.
Thanks for hosting.

Binka
05-02-2008, 03:41 AM
Great they arrive so quick

addicted2shoppn
05-03-2008, 10:15 AM
Thank you Christa for hosting this swap and for the cute card! I also received kawaii cards from iamlillian and inkadinkado.

musicgal
05-03-2008, 02:41 PM
Kawaii.......So cute
And they were ... Thanks Krista for hosting

kinderposht, inkadinkado and Jankensan
What cute cards you made! I love the penguin and the piano :D

Binka
05-03-2008, 04:47 PM
Great you all love your returns :)

Binka
05-19-2008, 04:34 PM
Did everyone receive their returns (it should be...) please let me know so I can let this thread move to archive

maxie23
05-25-2008, 03:08 AM
Thanks to our host and to Dee Dziana, Sprankie, and Kinderposht for great atcs received in this swap.

Binka
05-25-2008, 03:34 AM
Thank you for letting me know.
Only XxpinupmommyxX didn't react on my pm.
But this tread can move to archive now.