Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 59

Thread: Spooky Halloween, Due October 31, 2021

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    18,189
    Gallery Count
    43
    Comment Count
    180
    Post Thanks / Like

    Spooky Halloween, Due October 31, 2021

    Swap Due Date: Due October 31, 2021
    Signup/Withdraw Date: Due October 31, 2021
    Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
    Number of Participants: Unlimited
    Medium: Any and all media and techniques are welcome

    Spooky Halloween, Due October 31, 2021





    Come in for a spell and enjoy this spirited and spooky swap! Create ATCs that are certain to make things go bump in the night with a wicked color palette of spooky purples, eerie oranges and moonlit blacks. You will have a “spooktacular” good time creating your frightful ATCs (NO APCs allowed) of chilling, fear-inspiring, scary ATCs, with vampires, witches, ghosts, skeletons, and monsters. Make no bones about it, you need to sign up NOW....

    Halloween is filled with traditions and superstitions, and the night is rampant with a plethora of Halloween critters. In Victorian times, Halloween was more of a PARTY than the solemn/spooky holiday we celebrate today. In older days, Halloween was the traditional time for divination for the coming year, often as games for children. It was the favored time to determine the identity of one's future spouse, the location of one's future home, and how many children a person might have. Seasonal foods such as apples and nuts were often employed. Apples were bobbed. Apples were peeled. Apples were thrown.

    As autumn approaches, we see fun, frightful scenes that symbolize Halloween. Look to the stores, the malls, the neighbor's house. With customs and traditions that vary widely by community, Halloween now inspires parades and carnivals, corn mazes, haunted houses, neighborhood and school parties, pumpkin festivals, and even pumpkin catapulting. Halloween remains a much anticipated celebration of the macabre in the face of approaching winter.

    Your cards can be spooky, or superstitious. You can depict witches, warlocks, ghosts, or monsters. You can show skulls, skeletons, Spells and/or Magick. (NOT stage magic).
    Please stay away from El Dia de los Muertos as it is very borderline to this theme, plus there are usually swaps devoted entirely to this theme, so there is no need to duplicate. Beyond that, Anything to do with Halloween, as long as it is spooky. The only thing NOT ALLOWED is cute, kids, or cute kids (dressed up for Halloween).

    If you are already on Halloween over-load with witches, ghosts, and haunted houses, think outside the normal Halloween box.
    Draw the shape-sifting trickster fox, the Japanese Kitsune. Or the Slavik Leshy. Or the Slovenian Kurents. Or the supernatural Wild Windigo, belonging to the spiritual traditions of Algonquian-speaking First Nations in North America. Take a crack at imaginary friends (solid or invisible?) Or go back into history with the Greco/Roman Harpy. Be creative!

    Additional:
    I have been asked about CARDS THAT MOOVE,

    Halloween is that eerie, spooky, creepy, time of year, when we tend to see movement out of the corners of our eyes, a time when ghosts and monsters appear behind bushes, and things appear just barely within our sight, and everything seems to shimmer and move.

    Many of you already know that cards that lift, slide, spin, pop up, or in any way moove, are my favorite cards. So, since you asked about cards the moove, you are invited to pick your Halloween critter, and make some cards that show moovement.

    Think Zombies that shamble, Frankenstein that stomps, spooks that shudder, ghosts that glide, bats that fly, apparitions that flutter, vampires that rise from their coffin. In fact, a coffin lid that opens on a brad, or lifts with a fold-down top are some of the easiest cards to make that still move!!!!!!

    You do NOT have to make ATCs that move, but, if you send in a SPOOKY HALLOWEEN CARD that moves, slides, or pops up, I will assure you get back at least one card in return that moves, possibly more than one, depending on how many cards come in.

    For anyone confused about "cards that move", I have numerous ATCs in my gallery of cards that spin, fold, move, lift, and pull out. They are labeled as cards that move, but you may have to look for them since they move as I add and delete cards.




    * 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 58 cents postage, or one "Forever" stamp if trading 3 cards; or one forever and one 20 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 31, 2021. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. Returns will be mailed promptly. Please leave iTrader for your host ONLY (me) when you receive your returns, and please take the time to leave Reputation/You Rock points for your fellow players from whom you receive cards.

    * 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, please PM me for my address when you sign up or when you are ready to mail.

    * Above all ~Have fun!!!



    Current Participants
    Spooky Halloween – Due October 31, 2021

    /. TrinaLD -- WITHDREW
    2. dbuffum -- Cards Received 9/15
    3. somnia * CANADA
    4. Ancient Planter -- Cards Received 9/23
    5. leydab -- Cards Received 9/15
    6. Butterbean
    7. SpottedCrow -- Cards Received 9/21
    8. akunzel
    9. Boots -- Cards Received 9/13
    //. CheezyBlasters -- WITHDREW
    10. pilarfarmer
    11. Dracoantares -- Cards Received 10/11
    12. pattisscrappin -- MAILED10/01
    13. Vicki Z -- Cards Received 9/13
    14. Suzi -- Cards Received 10/08
    15. jo.on.the.go -- Cards Received 10/11



    * INTERNATIONAL
    Last edited by Vicki Z; 10-16-2021 at 01:56 PM. Reason: Add/Update Participants

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    18,189
    Gallery Count
    43
    Comment Count
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    Spooky, Spooky, Halloween is almost here.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    18,189
    Gallery Count
    43
    Comment Count
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    If you are already on Halloween over-load with witches, ghosts, and haunted houses, think outside the normal Halloween box.
    Draw the shape-sifting trickster fox, the Japanese Kitsune. Or the Slavik Leshy. Or the supernatural Windigo, belonging to the spiritual traditions of Algonquian-speaking First Nations in North America. Take a crack at imaginary friends (solid or invisible?) Or go back into history with the Greco/Roman Harpy. Be creative!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Sacramento, CA USA
    Posts
    3,404
    Gallery Count
    490
    Comment Count
    103
    Post Thanks / Like
    Oh, please do sign me up for this swap, VickiZ. I am back to making cards with eyes that work and I could use some tricksters or imaginary friends or any number of other spooky things. Thanks!

  5. Thanks Vicki Z thanked this post
    Likes Vicki Z liked this post
  6. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    18,189
    Gallery Count
    43
    Comment Count
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    Welcome TrinaLD.
    I am so glad your eyes are functioning again.
    Looking forward to your creations.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2021
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    130
    Gallery Count
    40
    Comment Count
    10
    Post Thanks / Like
    I'd like to join please!

  8. Thanks Vicki Z thanked this post
  9. #7
    Join Date
    May 2021
    Location
    Montreal, Quebec Canada
    Posts
    151
    Gallery Count
    121
    Comment Count
    35
    Post Thanks / Like
    I love spooky Halloween from the comfort of my cozy, well-lit craft room.

    Please sign me up!
    Currently hosting Candy Swap Open Media

  10. Thanks Vicki Z thanked this post
  11. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    18,189
    Gallery Count
    43
    Comment Count
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    Welcome dbuffum.
    I signed you up.

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    18,189
    Gallery Count
    43
    Comment Count
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    Welcome somnia.
    I signed you up.

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Medford, OR
    Posts
    1,113
    Gallery Count
    151
    Comment Count
    127
    Post Thanks / Like
    Of course I want in on this! Please sign me up.
    "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!

  14. Thanks Vicki Z thanked this post
  15. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    18,189
    Gallery Count
    43
    Comment Count
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    Welcome Ancient Planter.
    I signed you up.

  16. Thanks Ancient Planter thanked this post
  17. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Chuluota, FL
    Posts
    212
    Gallery Count
    0
    Comment Count
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    I will participate!

  18. Thanks Vicki Z thanked this post
  19. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    18,189
    Gallery Count
    43
    Comment Count
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    Welcome leydab.
    I signed you up.

  20. #14
    Cleopatra's Avatar
    Cleopatra is offline Art is produced from the heart.
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    So. California
    Posts
    636
    Gallery Count
    0
    Comment Count
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Lurking for now — don’t mean to scare ya. You know, LURKING. . .bwa ha ha.
    CleopatraBrimstone

  21. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    18,189
    Gallery Count
    43
    Comment Count
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    Lurkers are SPOOOK-TACULAR!
    Watch out for "Lurch"
    Hope you can come back.

  22. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    18,189
    Gallery Count
    43
    Comment Count
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    If it is too early to find your spook,
    Try watching "Wellington Paranormal", a TV comedy series, which is a spin-off on "What We Do in the Shadows"
    Or watch "SurrealEstate", a TV drama series about things that go bump in the night, or the days

  23. Likes Ancient Planter liked this post
  24. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    ROBINA, Australia
    Posts
    8,221
    Gallery Count
    451
    Comment Count
    240
    Post Thanks / Like
    Lurking for the moment - you know that I love a moving card as much as you do. Hopefully I will be ba-a-a-ck. . .

  25. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    18,189
    Gallery Count
    43
    Comment Count
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    Lurkers always welcome!
    Hope to see you Baaaack
    I see several spooky Halloween cards in your gallery that are SPOOK-TACULAR!
    Hope you have time to make more

  26. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,480
    Gallery Count
    109
    Comment Count
    570
    Post Thanks / Like

    Spooky Fun!!

    Please sign me up! My Halloween catalogs started to arrive and I was inspired.
    I will let you know when I mail them.


    Haunted Home- envelope background, stamped fence, magazine image and text

    Pretties- decorative paper, magazine image and text, glitter pen

    Wicked Style- decorative paper, book image, magazine image and text, washi tape

    Beware- stenciled background, altered paper doll, paint pen
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Be Not Reckless With The Hearts Of Others, Nor Abide By Those Who Would Be Reckless With Yours.
    **Profile Pic by Prex79**

  27. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    18,189
    Gallery Count
    43
    Comment Count
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    Spook-tacular cards!
    I signed you up.

    LOE them all, but,
    the skelly thru the window is my fave.

  28. Thanks SpottedCrow thanked this post

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •