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21  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Nightmare Before Christmas Calender Cards on: July 26, 2013 09:58:00 PM
I used a bunch of the preview squares from the back cover of a 2010 Nightmare Before Christmas calender to make notecards.









I think the Sally and Dr Finkelstien one is my favourite, because I had papers that matched Sally's dress to do the side with.  Smiley
22  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Work My Theme ATC round 3 on: July 11, 2013 11:41:42 PM
A link to the last round: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410661.0#axzz2YoJokX9b

Basically, a small groups swap to get those last few ATCs for your themed sets. And of course making ATCs for other people's themed sets.

It's been about a year since the last, and I'd love to do a third round.
23  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Crafted Notecards Round 2- angel found on: June 10, 2013 04:27:20 PM
Crafted Notecards Round 2 (angelled by blupasian)

Original Thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422998.0#axzz2RSB8dvqL
Gallery thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423614.0#axzz2U3UF5rLa
1 flaker

You'll need to make 8 cards (with envelopes) that are at least 5x3.75 (the size of Michael's clearance cards).

Kbrison's sign-up:
Favorite colors: Blue, purple, green, cream, white, black, silver
Favorite paper crafting techniques to use: embossing (all styles), layering, die-cutting
Favorite paper crafting techniques to receive: prefer clean, simple lines in any technique (Not a big fan of shabby chic or steam punk both are too fussy for my tastes)
Themes you might like to receive (flowers, robots, etc): Anything involving nature, architectural elements, love texture
Any special holidays or sayings you would like? ("Happy Birthday", "Thanks for Swapping", etc): Thanks, Thank You, Get Well, Congratulations, Thinking of You (for friends not family), blank
Would you like to receive additional cards if your partner is so inclined? That would be loverly, but not necessary (unless, of course, the craft fairy sprinkles you with tons of inspiration dust. In that case it would be rather unkind of me to tell the fairy to go away, now wouldnt it?)
Anything else you would like your partners to know? My Crafts-paper folder on pinterest may give you a better idea of things I like. www.pinterest.com/ancientofdays
24  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Crafted Notecards Round 2 Gallery on: May 14, 2013 12:05:41 AM
sent
received
sending late with communication
flaker

Group One
gala_apples- FairyHazeDesigns Trekky
FairyHazeDesigns- Trekky gala_apples
Trekky- gala_apples FairyHazeDesigns

Group Two
gala_apples- shamie1999 kfad
shamie1999- kfad gala_apples
kfad- gala_apples shamie1999

Group Three
mousee23-Jen Sews kbrison
Jen Sews- twelvekbrison mousee23

kbrison- mousee23 Jen Sews

Group Four
alwaysinmyroom-four LovelyMiss Scrapkatt
LovelyMiss- Scrapkatt alwaysinmyroom
Scrapkatt- alwaysinmyroom LovelyMiss


gala_apples angeling for Jen Sews
_ angeling for Kbrison
25  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Mismatched Butterfly Necklaces on: April 27, 2013 03:57:36 PM
I started with a set of green butterfly earrings, and decided to make them mismatched necklaces. I think it makes for a Best Friends Forever effect without making them two halves of a heart.

Crystal and chunky chain:


Triangle charm (another earring) and normal square chain:
26  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Crafted Notecards Round 2 (sign up April 24-May 3, send out May 24) on: April 24, 2013 06:15:59 PM


Swap name: Crafted Notecards Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: gala_apples
Sign-up date range: April 24- May 3
Date to send item by: May 24

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? no

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
I love having cute cards to send with swap packages, add to gifts, or perhaps just to use at art and frame or stick on my french memo board and admire! This should be a fairly simple swap and I think that 3 weeks is more than enough time to craft. Shipping should also be fairly cheap.

Groups will be made up of 3 people, so you will be sending to 2 partners within your group. Send at least 8 cards to each of 2 partners, that is a total of 16 cards. Cards should be at least 5 x 3.75 inches, (the size of Michael's clearance cards if you want to repurpose their envelopes) but can be bigger. All 8 cards should have an envelope.

Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423614.0#axzz2U3UF5rLa

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Favorite colors:
Favorite paper crafting techniques to use:
Favorite paper crafting techniques to receive:
Themes you might like to receive (flowers, robots, etc):
Any special holidays or sayings you would like? ("Happy Birthday", "Thanks for Swapping", etc)
Would you like to receive additional cards if your partner is so inclined?
Anything else you would like your partners to know?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE:
1) gala_apples
2) mousee23
3) FairyHazeDesigns
4) LovelyMiss
5) Trekky
6) kbrison
7) kfad
Cool alwaysinmyroom
9) Scrapkatt
10) shamie1999
11) Jen Sews

Group One
gala_apples
FairyHazeDesigns
Trekky

Group Two
gala_apples
shamie1999
kfad

Group Three
mousee23
Jen Sews
kbrison

Group Four
alwaysinmyroom
LovelyMiss
Scrapkatt
27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Favourite Colour Swap on: April 10, 2013 02:20:06 PM
What it says on the tin. Sending a monochrome package, with crocheting or beading or whatever skill set you have. Personally I am fond of orange.  Cheesy
28  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / 3 Tiny Avengers Things Gallery on: March 07, 2013 02:42:56 PM
have sent
partner has recieved
sent (late)

PARTNERS
gala_apples <--> leather and lace
dftba <--> edenkitty

wizards_pupil crafting for orijans

orijans crafting for tamalama
tamalama crafting for wizards_pupil


29  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Chinese New Year Altered Puzzle on: February 20, 2013 02:58:19 PM
The Chinese New Year has twelve animals; snake, rabbit, goat, horse, dog, ox, dragon, monkey, rat, tiger, pig, rooster. It also has five elements; fire, water, wood, earth, metal. I placed them all at random, on pieces that seemed to "fit".

Overall (it's about 12 inches by 8 inches) puzzle:


Close up of top:


Close up of bottom:
30  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Pride bracelet on: January 29, 2013 09:43:35 PM
So I originally made this for the I Made A Thing challenge on dreamwidth, in which you show off your fandom in a way that's not art, fic, or podficcing. I picked bandom, and more specifically, a lyric from a Fall Out Boy song. I was going to just keep it there, but on a different thread here I saw someone use the phrase 'that's gay', and so now I'm being passive aggressive by uploading this. I plan to wear it to my next few big family events, as I've worn my knitted gay pride bracelets to them for years now, and they're getting boring.

This is the finished product:


The top half is what it looked like when I was finished stamping it. The bottom half is my first attempt at dyeing it. I made it too dark. Thankfully it's a waterbased dye, so I just got the leather wet and dabbed at it with a paper towel, and some of the colour leeched off.


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