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    Vampires and Vixens Swap, Due October 02, 2020

    Swap Due Date: Due October 02, 2020
    Signup/Withdraw Date: October 02, 2020
    Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
    Number of Participants: Unlimited
    Medium: Any and all media and techniques are welcome
    Vampires and Vixens Swap, Due October 02, 2020



    RETURNS MAILED OUT 10/01



    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. 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. Please do not take an image, cut it out, glue it to a card, and call it done. Color the background. Add some texture. Add more than one image. Make the ATC YOUR CREATION! I do ask 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 55 cents postage, or one "Forever" stamp if trading 3 cards; or one forever and one 15 cent stamp (additional ounce postage) 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.

    * Cards are due IN MY HANDS by October 02, 2020. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. 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!!!

    Current Participants
    Vampires and Vixens Swap, Due October 02, 2020

    1; Heathermae77 -- Cards Received 8/17
    2. Ancient Planter -- Cards Received 9/09
    3. SpottedCrow -- Cards Received 8/25
    4. Elliejaybird -- Cards Received 8/25
    5; Oneeyedwonder -- Cards Received 8/17
    6. eggstudio10 -- Cards Received 9/02
    7. JenUrebel -- Cards Received 8/20
    8. Nicky -- Cards Received 9/02
    9. Boots -- Cards Received 8/13
    10. Vicki Z -- Cards Received 8/13
    11; Ylimeyella -- Cards Received 9/25
    /. josiesuelupin -- WITHDREW
    Last edited by Vicki Z; Today at 11:44 AM. Reason: Add/Update Participants

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    Sign me up please I am excited

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    How about "What We Do in the Shadows"? I love that TV series!! But you know me, I'm classic vampire, too. Sign me up!

    Somewhere I've got a copy of Lasher signed by Anne Rice. She was really cool; I liked her (my boyfriend at the time worked for the bookstore where she was doing a signing & I got to talk with her). Loved her books until she changed her genre. Is her new book back into her vampire/scary style? I'll have to look.
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - E. Burke I have a new address as of 6/2020 so be sure to ask for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heathermae77 View Post
    Sign me up please I am excited
    Welcome Heathermae77.
    I signed you up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Planter View Post
    How about "What We Do in the Shadows"? I love that TV series!! But you know me, I'm classic vampire, too. Sign me up!

    Somewhere I've got a copy of Lasher signed by Anne Rice. She was really cool; I liked her (my boyfriend at the time worked for the bookstore where she was doing a signing & I got to talk with her). Loved her books until she changed her genre. Is her new book back into her vampire/scary style? I'll have to look.

    I also LOVE "What We Do in the Shadows".
    When they first started to advertise it as a new TV offering, I kept thinking up ideas of what they could do with the series.
    The writers must think the same way I do because they have used a lot of the same themes I was thinking about.

    I signed you up.
    Last edited by Vicki Z; 09-21-2020 at 07:16 AM.

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    Always love to sink my fangs into this 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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    Is it wrong that I want to join all of your new swaps? I love a creepy vampire, Nosferatu and all that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliejaybird View Post
    Is it wrong that I want to join all of your new swaps? I love a creepy vampire, Nosferatu and all that!
    NOT wrong at all.
    We apparently have similar tastes.
    Welcome.
    I signed you up.

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    Lurking for fun

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    Lurkers welcome Monroy28.
    Hope you come back and join us.

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    Sign me up please!
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    Welcome josiesuelupin.
    I signed you up.

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    Definitely lurking.

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    Got some vampires done:

    Vampire1.jpg Vampire3.jpg Vampire2-Legosi.jpg

    Vampire4A.jpg Vampire4B.jpg (closed and open)
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - E. Burke I have a new address as of 6/2020 so be sure to ask for it!

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    AWESOME cards, Ancient Planter.
    LOVE BEST the one that opens (surprise, surprise!!!)

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    Lurkers welcome, Trina LD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki Z View Post
    AWESOME cards, Ancient Planter.
    LOVE BEST the one that opens (surprise, surprise!!!)
    I thought you would, Vicki! You know, I can't wait for them to do a movie about Christopher Lee's life!
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - E. Burke I have a new address as of 6/2020 so be sure to ask for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Planter View Post
    I thought you would, Vicki! You know, I can't wait for them to do a movie about Christopher Lee's life!
    That would be FANG-TASTIC!!!!!
    AWESOME!
    Last edited by Vicki Z; 09-21-2020 at 07:17 AM.

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    Turner Classic Movies is going to run a bunch of Christopher Lee movies next month.
    I better stock up on popcorn!!!

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