The theme of this raffle swap will be Trash to Treasure, a recycle/upcycle theme. This idea originally came from me, TheSapphireMoon
Craft ONE MEDIUM item around this theme. Check out the FOCR Ideas thread for more ideas on themes for the coming rounds, found HERE:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248558.0
Round 1 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=253749.0
Round 2 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263251.0
Round 3 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277258.0
Round 4 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290617.0
Round 5 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302878.0
Round 6 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310754.0
Round 7 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328326.0
Round 8 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343462.0
Swap name: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap (FOCR) R9
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: TheSapphireMoon
Sign-up date range: 12/27/10-1/21/11
Date to send item by: 2/1/11
Limited to a certain number of people? NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?
Age requirement? Over 16 and ACTIVE Friends of Craftster ONLY, pleaseSwap 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/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO
Details of swap:
With the economy being so bad, and everyone pinching pennies so hard their fingers hurt...why not craft an item for FREE? The theme is meant for you to use something you already have or can get for free (or out of the garbage, hence trash to treasure
)and to make something new with it. Bedsheet to skirt, or totebag, pair of old jeans to apron, fulled wool sweater to mittens and hat, etc. Recycled or upcycled, either way is fine as long as you use something you already have or got for free. Hit up your mother/grandma/aunt for an old something you know they don't use anymore or are going to give away. The possibilities are ENDLESS!!FRIENDS OF CRAFTSTER ONLY, PLEASE!
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Items MUST be crafted and ready to go by the end of signups, as you only have 1 WEEK to send them out! So once you know you are approved, start craftin’!
If you have a ‘pre-made’ item, GREAT! This means you’re ready to go and we’ve barely begun, so post a picture and sit back and chat us up ‘til signups close! Photos of all 'prizes' are DUE NO LATER than 1/24
so everyone has an opportunity to see what will be offered before the drawing and sendouts. If you do not post a picture by this date or at all, it will be noted in your feedback, as this IS a requirement for this swap to be a success.Drawing will be done on 1/25
, PMs will be sent to the 'prize' creators letting them know who 'won' their item and where it should be sent to.
Swap is for: one (1) medium item (Medium = 2 or more crafting hours OR $10-$30 dollars) Can also be a pair/set of 2-3 small items to equal 1 medium. Please PM me if you have questions about your item offered.
This will be a 'raffle' style swap. There will be 2 hats: one full of swapper's names and one full of the items made by these swappers (with the name of who made that item below it to avoid the creator 'winning' back their own creation!). A name will be picked, then an item picked, and that person gets that item drawn! An almost complete surprise...as photos would be posted of all items for all to see, so you can look and dream and wish for all the ones you like...then see what shows up at your door! Serious concerns will be addressed in the swap questionnaire (i.e.-Vegans receiving things made from wool and other animal-derivatives, wool/food/smoke/etc. allergies, etc.) so people don't end up with something they ABSOLUTELY cannot have around them or their family for health/lifestyle/etc. issues, and if it happens, then the name and item both go back in the hat and are drawn again until a favorable match comes up.
When a ‘winner’ is chosen, the creator of their ‘prize’ will get their address from the organizer in a PM. PLEASE try to keep this a SECRET if you DO figure out who you are sending to! This way the ‘winner’ will be surprised with their ‘prize’ when it arrivesPlease communicate in the thread OR by PM to the organizer ONCE a week at a minimum so we know you are still out there and crafting for the swap.
If I have not seen you posting in the thread, this will be reflected in your feedback. I will check in with you when there is about 1 week left to make sure you are still in on a ‘prize’ for the drawing.Delivery Confirmation is required for this swap.
For international mailings, please retain your receipt until your partner receives.
Please PM the DC to the organizer, me TheSapphireMoon, once you have sent so I can update your name on the front page and maintain my records. For any items that are lost in the mail, adequate time for the package to arrive or be returned to the sender will be allowed. If it never arrives after a reasonable amount of time, a swap angel will be arranged to craft a comparable ‘prize’ for the ‘winner.’Feedback will be given when your partner has received.
Please PM me when you send AND when you receive so I can keep my lists updated!
Negative feedback will be given if you have not sent out by 2 weeks past the sendout date, and an angel will be found for your ‘winner.’ Seeing as this is a ‘premade craft’ raffle, and you have to have a completed item posted before the drawing…I don’t see this happening for anyone…but you never know what life has in store for you from one day to the next!
I will post a gallery for ‘prizes’ so when the ‘winner’ receives their item and may have it displayed in their home/wearing it/put it to use in some way, they may post a picture or two for us showing off their great ‘prize.’
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap (FOCR) R9
Your real name:
Are at least 16 years old (yes/no)?
IF NO TO ABOVE QUESTION, have you been swapping before the rule change & have swap mod approval to continue (yes/no)?
Read the Swap Info Guide and rules/guidelines for this swap (yes/no)?
Are you able to send to countries outside of your own, as this is an international swap (yes/no)?
Do you have any pets?
Do you or any members in your home smoke?
Any other allergens in your home?
Do you have any allergies? If YES, please list them.
Are you vegan or vegetarian (to make sure your name is not drawn to ‘win’ something made from animal derivatives)?
Anything you ABSOLUTELY would not want to receive for any religious/lifestyle/phobia reasons (clowns, violence/nudity themes, spiders, pagan themes….you get the idea…etc.)?
Anything else you would like me to know for the raffle, or that your ‘winner’ should know?
**Please put FOCR in the Subject of your PM so I can get to them quickly when communicating on this swap!