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    Vampires and Vixens Swap, Due October 26, 2018

    Swap Due Date: Due October 26, 2018
    Signup/Withdraw Date: Due October 26, 2018
    Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
    Number of Participants: Unlimited
    Vampires and Vixens Swap, Due October 26, 2086

    The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him. ~ Garrett Fort



    This is a swap dedicated to vampires and vampire lovers alike, plus female vampires and vixens. The creepy, scary, sexy beings that keep us up at nights to watch their movies and fuel our dreams (and desires).

    Let's get back to the original vampy-ness and focus on the classic horror movies and early vampire books.
    Not wanting to list the hundreds of movies and books out there, but I am looking for the "classic" vampires: Nosferatu, Count Dracula, the Ann Rice Vampire Chronicles, Lost Boys, or male or female vampires in general, are okay. Lestat and Vampirella are Fangtastic. Also good are the historical vampires, Count Dracula, Vlad, Elizabeth Bathory. The Vampire the masquerade stuff and lost boys and Anita Blake and Anne Rice are also cool. BTW, Anne Rice has a new book out.

    Please note that these are all classic vampires, burned by sunlight and holy water, vampires.
    For this swap, we are talking full frontal fang, artery opening, cross fearing, sexy as hell vamps!
    Please stay away from the new vampire stuff like Twilight, Tru Blood, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you lust for Edward, or Buffy and friends, there are other swaps to join.

    Please note, I am not anti-TV-Vampires.
    I happen to like Edward and Bella, although I am really more Team Jacob.
    I have all the books, have read them twice, have been to the movies, and I own the DVDs.
    But I still prefer the classics, and I like the original legends (and the original "rules").
    In the early legends sunlight killed.

    The whole sparkle in the sunlight thing is a "new" legend.
    Wearing a ring to be able to walk in the sun is a "new" legend.

    Maybe there is a certain comfort in knowing that there is a way to terminate the "bad" vampires.
    Like the nasties in "From Dusk till Dawn". George Clooney starred in that movie, but not too many people have ever seen it. It is rated a horror film, but some of the characters are very comical, like the guy with the gun in his belt buckle!

    Make cards that show the creepy, scary, sexy aspect of these beings of the night.
    Show vampires that follow the old rules/legends. No vampires that sparkle in the sun.
    No cute vampires, no children dressed up as vampires, are allowed.



    * This is a 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 card trade. Make 3 or 6 cards and receive the same number back.

    * ALL mediums and techniques are welcome. Remember to do your best pieces of art that are not based only on one element. Please make sure you add some depth to your cards, whatever style you choose. Your mediums can include, but are not limited to: paper, tissue paper, crayon, acrylic, watercolor, gel pens, colored pencil, rubber stamping, ink, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, etc. All I ask is that you send in your best work. Something you would not be disappointed in receiving if it was sent to you.



    * Please sign up by posting to this thread. I will acknowledge you and add your user name to the participant list below.
    * ONLY ATCs allowed. No APCs accepted.
    * All cards need to be sent each in their own plastic sleeve.
    * All cards need to be standard ATC size: 2.5” x 3.5”
    * All cards need to be sturdy enough to earn the name “card” (no floppy or flimsy paper). If it is created on a single sheet of paper, and "flimsy", please back your ATC with something stiffer, or more firm, such as a cereal box.
    * Just as important, check for cards that are too thick. Each card must still be capable of fitting into the standard ATC sleeve. If your ATC will not fit into an ATC sleeve, it is too bulky.
    * Please put the Swap name and your Username on the back of all cards. And please write clearly on everything!
    .....We can't give you itrades and/or You Rock! points if we don't know who you are.
    * Please confirm there is enough postage on both the envelope you send to me, and the envelope I need to send back to you.
    * If you are unsure about mailing ATCs, or just may want to pick up some good tips for shipping, here is a great link.
    http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=909

    * If you are inside the U.S., please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches, with 50 cents postage, or one "Forever" stamp if trading 3 cards; or one forever and one 21 cent stamp if trading 6 cards, OR if your cards are extra heavy or extra bulky (or 2 forever stamps if that is easier).

    * International participants, if you have U.S. funds, or U.S. postage, it is greatly appreciated. However, since many of you do not have access to U.S. stamps, I will cover your postage. Please include a self addressed envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches (10 x 28 cm), or if you do not have the correct size envelope, please include a large mailing label with your address and I will provide the envelope.

    * I apologize for being so demanding about the envelope size, but the postal rates in the US charge extra for thickness. When cards are stacked, or overlapped, in (a smaller) envelope, it almost always costs more to mail. If you send me a small envy, the cards get stacked. When I use the 4 inch by 9 1/2 inch business size envelopes, I can spread the cards over the area, making a THIN package, and only pay for basic (minimum) postage.

    * Please send each card in its own protective plastic sleeve, and assure that they are ATC size (2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches). ONLY ATCs allowed. No APCs accepted.

    * Please put the Swap name and your Username on the back of all cards. And please write clearly on everything! We can't give you itrades and/or You Rock! points if we don't know who you are.

    * Cards are due IN MY HANDS by October 26, 2018. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. itrader ratings will be given when I receive your cards. Returns will be mailed promptly. Late cards will be returned, as it is unfair to those participants who always have their cards in early or on time.

    * A hostie card in this theme is appreciated but not at all expected!

    * Thank you for considering this swap! If you have my address from previous swaps, it hasn't changed. If you are new, or have not been in one of my swaps for a while, I’ll PM you with my address when you sign up!

    * Above all ~Have fun!!!

    Some links to get your blood HOT!

    Creepy Historical Vampires
    http://listverse.com/2013/08/11/10-v...ever-heard-of/


    Current Participants
    Vampires and Vixens Swap, Due October 26, 2018

    1. SpottedCrow -- Cards Received 9/13
    2. Boots -- Cards Received 9/13
    3. Ancient Planter -- Cards Received 9/25
    4. ohnickie
    5. Vicki Z -- Cards Received 9/13


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    Last edited by Vicki Z; 09-25-2018 at 06:29 PM. Reason: Add/Update Participants

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    Give me Lestat or Nosferatu any day!
    Always a fangtastic swap!
    Please sign me up
    Be Not Reckless With The Hearts Of Others, Nor Abide By Those Who Would Be Reckless With Yours.
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    Welcome SpottedCrow.
    I signed you up.
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    Please sign me up.

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    FANG-TAS-TIC
    I added you
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    Thank you so much.

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    I'm in!

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    Welcome ohnickie.
    I signed you up.

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    Lurkers welcome Stahlrala.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpottedCrow View Post
    Give me Lestat or Nosferatu any day!
    Always a fangtastic swap!

    Nosferatu, per request.....

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    Last edited by Vicki Z; 09-05-2018 at 11:33 AM.

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    Does the night excite?
    Interested in Tall, Dark, and Handsome?
    Don't like the odor of garlic?
    LOVE the Full Moon?


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    COUNT DRACULA -- IN PERSON
    .....Stamped and Heat Embossed Vampire Image
    .....Stamped Moon
    .....Vampire colored with watercolors
    .....Blended Pastel Chalk Background
    .....Magazine image in lower right corner
    Last edited by Vicki Z; 08-22-2018 at 12:30 PM.

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    THE COUNT
    The "red" planet, Mars was redolent in the sky last night
    The "red" of the sunrise was particularly red, due to the smoke from the Canada fires drifting our direction.
    My "red" Zinnias are in full bloom.
    My red "Lady Di" flowers are attracting the "red"-throat-ed Hummingbirds.
    It must be a sign!

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    Last edited by Vicki Z; 08-22-2018 at 12:29 PM.

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    OOOOOOHH!! Count Dracula is making my blood boil! LOL In a good way
    Fang-Fabulous cards Vicki!
    Be Not Reckless With The Hearts Of Others, Nor Abide By Those Who Would Be Reckless With Yours.
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    BED AND BREAKFAST
    .....Arrive a puny human
    .....Leave an Immoral!
    .....Secret Ingredient: DRACULA!

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    Please invite me to come in
    .....Unless you invite a Vampire to come in, one can NOT enter your home
    .....Of course, not all Vampires look like Vampires
    .....Beware of that tall, dark, handsome, Pizza Delivery Guy!
    .....Card shown open
    .....Shutters close (in) from both sides
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    Just a quick note to say that literally, to this very day, at age (mmffmff), I must sleep with blankets up around my neck because I'm sure a vampire may try to attack if my throat isn't hidden. It doesn't matter how hot it is, I'll at least have a sheet up to my throat! I blame Bela.
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

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    Have you ever seen the version of Dracula with Frank Langela?
    Made me WANT to be bitten (by him)!
    OMG, he was one HOT Vampire!

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    Vampires and Vixens

    hidden in the shadows- decorative paper, moon with day glow paint, magazine image, glitter gel pen, cut out bat, sticky text


    taking time to let my inner vixen out ! Hope you like it..
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    You want A CREEPY VAMPIRE ??????

    Tim Holtz/Sizzix just came out with some new Halloween stamps with die cut sets that are pretty cool.
    I got the Vampire and Frankenstein set, and you will NEVER believe it.

    The set comes with two images (one of Frankie and one of Drac) and four die cuts.
    WHAT would the last two die cuts possibly be for??????
    Why, a toupee for Count Dracula, and a hair piece for bald old Frankenstein...............
    I think I am going to have nightmares for a month!
    Both are BAD, but Count Dracula himself is EMBARRASSED with his hair piece.

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