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Title: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 01, 2011 11:50:05 AM


Share the wonderfully amazing ATCs you've received this month here!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 06, 2011 05:36:50 PM
Looks like I will start us off! 

I hit the mother lode with cards from MadHatteh!  She did 3 of my Harry Potter ABCs, my wine theme, and artist's choice.


Look at all those lovelies!  She did a great job!  Thanks MadHatteh!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 07, 2011 10:17:37 AM
Wow! Someone really got into card making! LOL! They are all great! I like the "Y" best though.  ;)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 07, 2011 03:08:11 PM
This was my first time making ATC's and I didn't measure correctly at all. Oops  :-X Luckily Jill was nice enough to help me out and she even sent me some precut cards and plastic holders for them to get me on the right track. I also recieved from Gozer on the same day so I had a nice mail day  :)


From Jill


From Gozer: Is this watercolor?!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 08, 2011 05:54:25 AM
 Yep, water color on actual water color paper for once, LOL! I bought a bunch of the precut cards in various papers from Michael's this month. With time being at a bit of a crunch it just makes it so much easier.
 Have fun, looks like Jill sent you a good start for some great cards!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 08, 2011 09:49:32 AM
Yep, water color on actual water color paper for once, LOL! I bought a bunch of the precut cards in various papers from Michael's this month.

I bought those, too!  I liked all the different textures in them.  I also bought a huge pack of regular sized watercolor paper that I've been cutting down into ATC size.  They are nice and thick!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on November 08, 2011 08:03:36 PM
i bought some too, they were bound with a spiral wire and when I measured, they were too short!  I was very surprised but the ones I bought said specifically ATC cards but they were not 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  I've used them for other things and it may have just been that one book.  They didn't have any more.............maybe why this was one the only one left.  It might have been labeled wrong.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 09, 2011 07:08:41 AM
Hahaha! I got the ones that are spiral bound and never even noticed they are off in size! They are about an 1/8 of an inch off! Whoops! I also got some that are precut without the spiral binding. They are make by Strathmore and I like them a lot better! I didn't like the where it was torn off the tops of the others. Actually when I went back to Michaels all they had where the Strathmore kind, maybe more people noticed the sizing issue!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 09, 2011 09:25:59 AM
I bought some fabric canvas ones with sticky backs at michaels that are for ATCing that were also a little smaller.  I didn't notice it at first, but now I just add a card behind it to make up for its width. 

I don't think I ever saw the ones in the spiral note pad.  I just got the strathmore pack.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 09, 2011 10:35:03 AM
fabric canvas ones? Hmmm, even if they are the wrong size I might have to go hunting for those!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 09, 2011 11:29:44 AM
They were at Micahels, I think in the scrapbooking section, I believe.  I think the most recent card I sent you is on the canvas.  So you will soon see what I'm talking about.  ^_^


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 10, 2011 04:15:22 AM
I received from Mountains and Clouds the other day.  :) She picked me for Alice in Wonderland and also included two extra cards. She said they were reject cards, I like them a lot though.







I spent a good portion of time at work yesterday with a cutting board and scrapbook paper, cutting out perfect sized ATC's so when I go to Gatlinburg this weekend I can work on them during the drive down. :) Jill had sent me some ATC card holders...Where do you find these at? The sleeves hands down make them look so much more professional I think. Or like that holo Poke'mon card you wouldn't let anyone even look at.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on November 10, 2011 08:17:04 AM
Hello,

I received a camping card from Mountains and Clouds. I also got 2 extras!  One is maracas and the other is a djembe.



Thanks!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 10, 2011 09:34:30 AM
oooo!  Look at all those wonderful cards Mountains and Clouds did!  My favorite is the mushrooms.  <3

Jill had sent me some ATC card holders...Where do you find these at?

Actually, gozer got me those ones for my birthday.  <3  She got them from an etsy store, but I don't remember the name of it right now.  I also got some others that don't have the flap, where the ATCs just slide in, that I got from an ATC supply store online.     http://www.youratcstore.com/  (I ordered them like right before I got the ones for gozer, so now I'm set for life on ATC covers!  lol!)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 10, 2011 10:43:06 AM
oooo!  Look at all those wonderful cards Mountains and Clouds did!  My favorite is the mushrooms.  <3

Jill had sent me some ATC card holders...Where do you find these at?

Actually, gozer got me those ones for my birthday.  <3  She got them from an etsy store, but I don't remember the name of it right now.  I also got some others that don't have the flap, where the ATCs just slide in, that I got from an ATC supply store online.     http://www.youratcstore.com/  (I ordered them like right before I got the ones for gozer, so now I'm set for life on ATC covers!  lol!)
I love the ones with the little flap, I'll have to look for those on etsy later on.

THe mushroom one went so well with the Alice in Wonderland one I thought :)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 10, 2011 10:44:06 AM
Ha! Oh my gosh. Jillybeans, I bet your supply of ATC covers is completely overflowing! LOL! Funny!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 11, 2011 05:32:31 PM
Sorry it took me so long to post this. I have a super crazy work schedule from now until Christmas. I recieved from Coryjo a bit ago and just now have had time to post. I
 This is for my ladies representing different seasons. I love the face. She looks so serious and strict. It makes me laugh!
 

 I was also asked to post a close up picture of the Alice card I made for MadHatteh. Here it is.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on November 11, 2011 07:54:08 PM
Rec'd from Jillybeans for my "magazine strips" theme.  This is THE CUTEST!!!! (even my college-age daughter called it "cool").  Jill, if you got approval from her, then this is DEF. a fantastic card  ;D

Also, some really cool papers and ATC's Jill cut for me!
Thank you...........I really do love that fat bird made from magazines!  (all tucked inside this cute pumpkin day card)





thanks again Jill......I love it!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ysmeine on November 14, 2011 03:35:00 PM
I received my first ATC from this round. It is called "Bear! in the campground" by MadHatteh. I have never had problems with bears, but I did have raccoons rip into my tent one year. The ATC gave me a chuckle as it reminded me of that night.




I ope to send out my first four soon. I was lazy today and missed the post office hours. I work nights and only have 1-2 hrs to get there after I wake up.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on November 14, 2011 07:08:40 PM
Brackish Potato and I did a personal swap for ATC's.   (i know there's a personal swap forum, but I just coudn't NOT share these with you guys).  They are adorable.  Such details!!! I am loving all 3!




Thanks BP!!! This was a fun swap.




Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 14, 2011 07:19:21 PM
I received some lovely cards today!

From Mod35TBabe for Artists Choice:

A stamped and embossed dragonfly on a really pretty background. 

From RobinPich for Harry Potter ABCs:

T is for Time Turner and R is for the faces of Ron!  Aren't they cool!

And a personal swap from Brackish Potato that I thought I'd share with you all.  She sent me a dragon and one for my Harry Potter ABCs:

I love the burned edges on the dragon card and its so well drawn!  And look at the crocheted owl!  How cool!!!


And a extra!  An owl magnet since the owl got too big to fit on an ATC.  Yay!

Thanks for all the wonderful ATCs, ladies!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 14, 2011 07:20:20 PM
OMG those letters are so cute!  Great job, Brackish!  You do some pretty amazing work!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 15, 2011 04:00:52 AM
I recieved from Robinpich yesterday, she had claimed me for 'maps'. While I was on vacation I remembered to grab maps at rest stops so I could use them for my crafting then I recieved this....


'USA Map'

This ATC itself is linen, machine stitched onto the card.


Not only is it well made, the note and meaning behind it made me smile. So very thoughtful, honored to recieve this ATC.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on November 15, 2011 05:24:30 AM
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Not only is it well made, the note and meaning behind it made me smile. So very thoughtful, honored to recieve this ATC.

I'm so glad you liked it.  It was an honor to make this one  :D



Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 15, 2011 06:50:40 AM
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that little owl! Jealous!!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Brackish Potato on November 15, 2011 07:35:35 AM
I'm so glad the owl's little twig didn't get broken in the mail. And I'm glad you both like the cards! Thanks so much for helping me with my countdown! It looks like it will actually be ready for Christmas!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: TwistedTruth on November 15, 2011 08:36:16 AM
I love the "Ron's Greatest Faces" and owl ATC! And the Dragonfly is beautiful. Along with the USA map, so nifty looking!

Also, you can buy what my boyfriend calls "penny sleeves" at most card shops, or in Wal-Mart's card section (like Magic, Pokemon, and baseball cards). They're clear, durable, and cheap. We've got three packs of 100 penny sleeves lying around at the moment, because he decided to not use them for his cards. :D But I mean, it saves shipping and immediate gratification if you need it.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on November 15, 2011 10:24:14 AM
I received my S card from Mountains and Clouds last night.  She also sent two extra's.  "Starry Night" and "Flower on Strings".
Thank you!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 15, 2011 03:19:14 PM
Oooo that S is so cool!  Its got some much detail!  Great job M&C!

I love the sewn map!  Robin hinted that she would be making more of those types of cards!  I'm glad she is because they are so fun!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Mod35tBabe on November 15, 2011 03:47:45 PM


On the left are the gorgeous little ATCs I got from MadHatteh (the Celtic Cross is from the October swap, but I got them together and was thinking they were in the same swap lol). The "I quit" is for American Beauty (love the chaos behind the man) the other is Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, with two batteries that have Don't Panic and "where God went wrong" written on them.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 16, 2011 07:01:00 AM
I received a lovely ATC from RaeRaggs for my tree theme:


Yay button tree!  I love buttons!  Thanks for the great card!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ysmeine on November 16, 2011 03:14:05 PM
cute button tree


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 16, 2011 05:35:20 PM
Hey All! Got a cute card from Robinpich Lolaandbean today. It's very sweet with daisies and buttons and lace. Not to mention one of my favorite colors, pink.   ;)

 Thanks Robin!!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on November 16, 2011 07:00:42 PM
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Hey All! Got a cute card from Robinpich today. It's very sweet with daisies and buttons and lace. Not to mention one of my favorite colors, pink.

That is a really pretty card and I like the pink too, but it's not from me  ;)

(I did see you got mine for Oct though - was wondering how long it would take to get to ya - glad you liked it)



Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on November 17, 2011 07:09:12 AM
received atcs from mountains and clouds 1 for my worry dolls them and 2 extras. love those worry dolls to death. wish i can find a way to use it on my website.




Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 17, 2011 07:10:14 AM
OoopS! Lolaandbean sent me the pink card. Sorry! The one from Robinpich is in the October gallery. I got three cards yesterday and must have got them confused. Sorry!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Mod35tBabe on November 17, 2011 07:26:30 AM
OoopS! Lolaandbean sent me the pink card. Sorry! The one from Robinpich is in the October gallery. I got three cards yesterday and must have got them confused. Sorry!

I know how you feel lol


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on November 17, 2011 07:47:35 AM
I got two very cool cards from Jillybeans!  An alliance banner and a horde banner.


For the Alliance!


Thanks so much (for the supplies too)!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ysmeine on November 17, 2011 12:25:22 PM
I like the banner ATC's even though they reference some thing I am not familiar with. Gaming?


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on November 17, 2011 01:11:07 PM
I like the banner ATC's even though they reference some thing I am not familiar with. Gaming?

Yes, the computer game, World of Warcraft.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 19, 2011 04:03:40 AM
I went to three craft stores last night, mostly just because I got paid from the last time I went away with my unit for  afew days BUT STILL. I ha dsome money and I needed some crafts x: I think it was in Hobby Lobby that I found an ATC wall with SO many kinds of paper, I got a couple of them, some slleeves for them to keep them clean and some other  bits and bobs.

Also found a Harry Potter zscrapbook set randonmally, they only had one, how sad  :( AWESOME necklace charms that were on sale, whoever gets this gem is going to feel so cool.


I was still excited about the ATC wall, I might go back tomorrow and ask my mother very nicely to clean out all of her paper and give me some of it.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on November 19, 2011 02:25:30 PM
I received my first Christmas countdown card today from MargiePoo.  She also sent and extra ATC.  Thank you!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 19, 2011 05:16:38 PM
I will have to check out Hobby Lobby if they have an ATC area. We just had one open, sorta (not really but sort of) near me. I would love to get some new supplies.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on November 19, 2011 05:18:18 PM
I will have to check out Hobby Lobby if they have an ATC area. We just had one open, sorta (not really but sort of) near me. I would love to get some new supplies.

What exactly do you mean by an ATC area?  Like, the scrapbooking/papercraft section, or something different?


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on November 20, 2011 05:28:32 AM
I received two great cards from RaeRaggs:



First, a Chicago subway map.  Awesome.



Then, a fantastic haiku and card.  I love it, love it!  She laminated it, too, which I also love. 

Thanks!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 20, 2011 06:38:21 AM
It had its on end cap and was advertised as the next thing, and join the movement. I want to go back, they are closed Sundays though, and get more things. I got sleeve protectors, paper, new pencils :D


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on November 20, 2011 08:42:27 AM
ThreadOrYarn rec'd her ATC and asked me to post (she doesn't have a camera or scanner)
I chose her "fiber" theme and made a "crazy quilt" ATC.  She said she loved it and I"m so glad.  It was fun to make. 
(I love making the sewn cards so who ever I claim will more than likely get something sewn)  :D






Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on November 20, 2011 08:57:34 AM
jeeeeeez everyone's been doing a good job this swap. the crazy quilt, the fireflies, the girl made of apples and WoW banners. heh i feel slumpy now :P. but i sent off some cuties (and some experiments...eh.. so so.) i received these two atcs from mountains and clouds. one was for my calaveras theme and the other was a bonus. the calaveras was done a pointalism/pixelated type style and is called 'pixel skull' and the bonus was on asian character paper and may be watercolor and pen and is called 'falling stars'. i love the expressions on the falling stars. im a sucker for that. just an absolute sucker. much care and and time was taken with the skull and i like it. but i just love these little star guys. they r so cute.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on November 20, 2011 09:08:20 AM
Love the crazy quilt!
Claim me, Robinpich!!  ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 20, 2011 01:58:03 PM
I'm such a slacker!  I received from mountains and clouds ages ago!  She is so wonderful and sent me one of my Harry Potter ABCs just for hosting.  Awww!  Isn't she the greatest!  Here are all the lovely cards she sent me:


She sent me two of the Vs because she started to color one in the wrong way.  But I love them both!  And she sent me a lovely paisley mustache card.  They are wonderful!

And I received from coryjo yesterday!  She claimed me for my wine theme:

Its sparkly and fabulous!  I love it!

Thanks, ladies, for the wonderful cards!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 20, 2011 02:24:23 PM
 love the cards! I sent one out and have a personal one going on the side. I need to claim another one when I ma at work tomorrow!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: c*lientje on November 21, 2011 06:31:54 AM
Just popping in to admire all ATCs received so far, I love that crazy quilt one! I'll be sending one more ATC tomorrow, then I'm going to make a short trip on the local subway to get some material for JillHogan's ATC. Who'd thought crafting includes fieldwork... It's almost like being back at Uni!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on November 21, 2011 02:50:58 PM
ooo I got more ATCs and finally have internet to post them!

First, from mintdawn for Hawai`ian language:


A double rainbow!! (Anuenue is "rainbow")

and a bonus zentangle!


So sorry for the weird quality... we're hoping to get the scanner up and running soon!

Also, from MargiePoo:

This skyline was painted with a toothpick!  Yay!  (this was artist choice)

And also from MargiePoo for my altered photography theme:


The colors are so brilliant, and it rocks even more in real life!

(MargiePoo also sent a print of her self-portait that was already posted in this thread- an extra bonus!!)

Yay!  Thanks so much, guys!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 21, 2011 07:12:31 PM
I got home from work today and opened my mailbox to find four envelopes today!  Not only did I get some from this swap, but also from my angels for the October and September swap!  So, those ones are in their perspective galleries as well.

From ThreadOrYarn for my COMPOGNO theme:

Its like a zentangle letter!  How cool!!!

From Ysmeine for my COMPOGNO theme:

Octopus treasure!  It came in a super cute little envelope with tentacles and there was also this cute little scrappy circle.  The back of the circle has a bird on it.  I love all the different patterned papers that she used on my card!

And from RobinPich for my COMPOGNO theme (she also angeled for me for september, and one of them are for that):

YAY YAY!  I've been pining for one of her sewn ones, and I got two!!  Yay yay!  My last name is sure coming along!

Thank you for all the lovely cards, ladies!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: c*lientje on November 21, 2011 08:23:06 PM
ThreadOrYarn's COMPOGNO card kinda makes me laugh... You'll see why in a couple of weeks time  ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ysmeine on November 22, 2011 04:25:57 AM
This is the "O" ATC I sent to jillybeans



RaeRaggs has also received her "forest critters" ATC



I did send rinchies as an extra, because I think they are fun.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on November 22, 2011 04:47:10 AM
RaeRaggs claimed me twice in November and I got both cards yesterday!  They are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The embroidery one is absolutely the cutest thing ever!


and the Owl is gorgeous!


Thank you!!! I am going to frame the embroidery one and put it with my other embroidered owl (I'll post pics soon).

Thank you again!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THem!!!!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Brackish Potato on November 22, 2011 08:26:23 AM
I LOVE the little embroidered owl! So. Stinkin. Cute.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ysmeine on November 22, 2011 11:49:09 AM
I love both of those owls.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ysmeine on November 22, 2011 01:44:36 PM
I received from mintdawn today. She sent me two very different mushroom ATC's. One looks like it could be an illistration from a fantastical story book, the other is sweet with vintage colors and dimension. Love them both.



Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Brackish Potato on November 22, 2011 02:55:27 PM
alwaysinmyroom blessed me with a Christmas Countdown ATC just because she's so nice. It's too cute not to share here! :)



Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 22, 2011 05:02:36 PM
Oooooo that is nice, Brackish!  alwaysinmyroom is so sweet!  <3  she also makes wonderful tiny stuffies.  ^_^

And I love those mushrooms that mintdawn made!!!  I absolute love her style!  It makes me want to start a mushroom theme!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on November 22, 2011 06:54:32 PM
one of them i was really inspired by this image:



its a 300 piece puzzle my daughter has actually. its way better than im able to do at this point. i dunno how they even did that. :P its past my reckoning. its probably digital.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 22, 2011 08:40:42 PM
Brackish Potato--I just adored your idea for your countdown calendar and wanted to be a part of it! ;D

I have a feeling that after the holidays, I will be doing more ATC's and maybe putting a countdown of my own as a theme, if you don't mind me stealing that idea!

what a lovely way to remember the holidays and your fellow craftsters...


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 23, 2011 07:20:14 AM
Brackish Potato--I just adored your idea for your countdown calendar and wanted to be a part of it! ;D

I have a feeling that after the holidays, I will be doing more ATC's and maybe putting a countdown of my own as a theme, if you don't mind me stealing that idea!

what a lovely way to remember the holidays and your fellow craftsters...

Yay!  You should join us again!  ^_^

I know, I love her countdown theme!  But how she is displaying them really makes it!  They are so much fun to make, too! 


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on November 23, 2011 07:57:09 AM
i love those countdowns also. i have enough from what i received and what i kept for myself to make a halloween advent box for next year. i'll still be taking halloween countdowns as a theme though :P so i can have more to switch out so its different every year. then gotta figure what to put in the advent pockets. candy, watch a horror flick coupons, carve a pumpkin today, a halloween or samhain craft or ritual could be in a pocket, hang up the day of the dead banner. i want it to be interactive and halloween rocks so bad. worse than christmas for me. i really want to bring rituals into it also to give it some meaning as well as the spooky fun aspect. like burning samhain incense, baking, eating and laying out soul cakes for the dead. to me spirituality is universal. i don't have to be a 'wiccan' to adopt some of their customs. i have a xmas tree. i'm not christian or pagan. its just for understanding, respect, memorial and joyfulness, giving life more meaning than walmart.

also i got like 6 atcs from 3 different people yesterday but i left them in my glove box. a (Mod35tBabe)weight loss motivation, some sugar skulls(millie) and (RaeRaggs) raven. one was marked arrived at post opened but there were still two atcs in it. ill get mantis to bring them in when he comes home. he's wanting so badly to do this swap. i think he's got 3 atcs out (one to me, one that is printed on the desk of altered art that he did and another one) but he's doing shifts like he worked til 4am...came home 4 hrs then went back to work for meetings at 8am. he's just a lost cause right now with work.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Brackish Potato on November 23, 2011 09:07:23 AM
I'm always inspired by my fellow craftsters! I didn't even know what ATC's were before I became a member. It's so fun to have the work of so many talented artists in my home. I have a display board for my ATC's and most everyone who visits my home asks about them and I can tell them all about my virtual buddies!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MargiePoo on November 23, 2011 10:38:02 AM
I am so terrible.  I received these awesome cards a while ago and am just now getting around to posting them.  I am working on my masters right now and between that and work, I feel like I am constantly scrambling for time. It always helps getting lovelies in teh mail.



The horse is called "Country Horse" and it was made by the talented RaeRaggs.  It fulfilled my artist choice request.

The seconded one is by none other than JillyBeans.  It is the letter A from my Harry Potter Alphabet.  Avis is the spell that send birds out of your wand.  The perfect addition to my collection.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 23, 2011 11:11:29 AM
I love the weight loss motivation theme!  I might need that for January! :D

I do miss making ATC's and inchies...I drag out my albums and tell people a little about each person (from my stalking and such :D)...I have my favorites displayed and rotate those out...it is like a secret world sometimes...I also got a new printer/scanner!!  I am such a sucky photographer of these so it will motivate me to join again!

I love seeing new people sign up for this and previous people continue to inspire and create!

(the bows are so tiny and cute on the country horse ATC! :D)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on November 23, 2011 12:10:06 PM
Here is my crafting themed card from CoryJo called "I <3 crafting"



This is a sewn map of the route for a motorcycle rally for charity.  It was from my "inspired by my pinterest" theme made by Mod35tbabe.



Thanks!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on November 24, 2011 04:12:33 PM
DUE NOV 22
ThreadOrYarn --> Robinpich (B&W Zentangle)


Received ATC from ThreadOrYarn for my Zentangle theme.
This is SO Cool!!!




Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: TwistedTruth on November 25, 2011 07:13:03 AM
I was able to pick up two ATCs yesterday!


Here is the group shot. MadHatteh sent the two on the left and a postcard, JillHogan sent the one on the right.


MadHatteh's ATCs: Harry Potter 'C' for 'Champion' and a Fear and Loathing one "The only people who have seen the edge - have have gone over it." by Hunter S. Thompson.


JillHogan's for my Kitteh theme, called 'Out for a Stroll'. My boyfriend loved it. :D

Thanks to both MadHatteh and JillHogan for the fabulous cards!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on November 25, 2011 11:44:09 PM
i received many atc's this week.

mantis's stephen atc


calaveras from millie



Mod35tBabe for weight loss motivation. my first one. awesome!


Raven/Crow theme atc from Raeraggs


thanks guys they are wonderful!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on November 26, 2011 07:16:22 AM
Very cool ATC's.  I sure hope my mailbox is stuffed today with ATC's and inchies  :D


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 26, 2011 08:03:22 AM
I knowi stink at this ATC thing  :-[ It's a lot more hard than I thought it'd be and I don't want you to think I am losing interest because I am more quiet this swap. I promise though I am making cards of all themes (the correct size) Yours all just look so great I am jealous and amazed. Not giving up, just a warning ;x

I have a real hard time with my memory so it makes it harder for me to keep up with everyone, it moves so fast so if you think I forgot you at all PLEASE pm me and I will make it worth your time. I promise I am trying.  :-[


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Brackish Potato on November 26, 2011 10:05:31 AM
I have a real hard time with my memory so it makes it harder for me to keep up with everyone, it moves so fast so if you think I forgot you at all PLEASE pm me and I will make it worth your time. I promise I am trying.  :-[

I have a terrible memory too, so I keep a notebook close by my computer and whenever I make a claim, I write all the relevant details down right away, including send-by dates. Then I pm the recipient asking for their address aand write that down in my notebook too whenever they respond. That way I have all my info in one place and I can get cards made and sent out on time. I would be a flaky absent-minded swapper if I didn't have an organization system!

And don't feel bad about your level of experience. I like the ATC's you've made! This group of swappers loves to welcome new talent!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on November 26, 2011 10:15:45 AM
at first it is daunting and hard to handle. ive been swap swamped also at times. it looks so fun and it is so fun but its easy to bite off too much. atcs are the best because they are so experimental. you can try anything because its on an affordable scale. it wont bankrupt you and you grow so much from doing it. everyone expects that there will be some bombs because there is so much experimentation going on. so whatever you do is fine. just try your best.

i also have a file just for swaps on my desk top. its got everyones address and usernames in a list and a list of all atc claims ive had this month. each listing has the person - the theme i claimed - the date its due - whether its sent or not. i just check it off as sent when i send it or at least when i envelope it and take it out to the car. :P


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 26, 2011 10:39:33 AM
I actually have a notebook where I wrote who and what needed made, the rules of the swap, and tips from Jill, it helps some, but only if you can remember to write things down. I have traumatic brain injury, basically my little brain has just been rattled too much and I have a hard time with memory, coordination, and I walk into things haha. It does help a little to try and remember to write them down.


Using a word document could help, I always seem to have my laptop.




Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ysmeine on November 26, 2011 01:12:21 PM
Last when I did the ongoing ATC swap, I felt overwhelmed. Sometimes, you pick a theme only to realize you don't know what you want to do. I would then work on something easier then panic because I was running out of time. This year I don't claim another until I finish the one before. That works for me.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mistressH on November 26, 2011 05:29:35 PM
Loving the new gallery additions. Just completed my first two claims will post Monday, I like the word doc idea I'm definitely going to use one of those!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 26, 2011 05:46:13 PM
Last when I did the ongoing ATC swap, I felt overwhelmed. Sometimes, you pick a theme only to realize you don't know what you want to do. I would then work on something easier then panic because I was running out of time. This year I don't claim another until I finish the one before. That works for me.
I have been trying this out. I worry people think I'm just being lazy about it though.

Does it bother you guys if I hand draw mine? I love to draw and don't think I am bad at all....I didn't know if a certain medium bothered you guys. SO new to this.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on November 26, 2011 08:59:41 PM
I have an excel spreadsheet for ATC ongoing swaps and the Ongoing Inchie swaps.  Does anyone want it?  I can email you the spreadsheet and maybe that will help out??????????

I have the craftster name, theme, date due, date sent, date rec'd by partner, picture posted, and angel if needed columns. 
I could add a column for the craftster real name and address if anyone wants it.

Just PM me...............with your email address.  I'll be happy to share................


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Mod35tBabe on November 27, 2011 04:47:35 AM
Last when I did the ongoing ATC swap, I felt overwhelmed. Sometimes, you pick a theme only to realize you don't know what you want to do. I would then work on something easier then panic because I was running out of time. This year I don't claim another until I finish the one before. That works for me.
I have been trying this out. I worry people think I'm just being lazy about it though.

Does it bother you guys if I hand draw mine? I love to draw and don't think I am bad at all....I didn't know if a certain medium bothered you guys. SO new to this.

Most mediums are accepted unless there's clearly been no effort put in whatsoever - so for instance with hand drawing if you did badly drawn stick figures it probably wouldn't be all that appreciated but anything that has had good effort put in will be well received.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 27, 2011 07:00:12 AM
Last when I did the ongoing ATC swap, I felt overwhelmed. Sometimes, you pick a theme only to realize you don't know what you want to do. I would then work on something easier then panic because I was running out of time. This year I don't claim another until I finish the one before. That works for me.
I have been trying this out. I worry people think I'm just being lazy about it though.

Does it bother you guys if I hand draw mine? I love to draw and don't think I am bad at all....I didn't know if a certain medium bothered you guys. SO new to this.

Most mediums are accepted unless there's clearly been no effort put in whatsoever - so for instance with hand drawing if you did badly drawn stick figures it probably wouldn't be all that appreciated but anything that has had good effort put in will be well received.
I put effort into them, I love to sketch especially small detailed things, like the shine spot in an eye, or rivits on a truck. The bamboo ATC paper I found is perfect for pencil work (I even use legit artist pencils ;) no no 2 here), it doesn't smudge and even doesn't smudge the graphite sticks I used on one.

Someone might get a stick figure  drawn as a joke now....but with a very detailed, why did you sit there for hours doing that, background.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Eamea on November 27, 2011 07:34:58 AM
<big waves over head> Hello out there!  Remember me?  :P  I haven't picked up any swaps since early fall, but I sure do miss them!  I'm a bit freaked that there's less than a month to go before Christmas, and I don't even know what most people are getting yet.  Aaack!  I was hoping to get back for the November swap, but I turned away for just a second and the month was over.  Realistically I'm looking at January now before I can make some claims.  :(

If I can't play along, at least you all have given me some great eye candy!  As always, I love the way the same theme is interpreted by different people in different media, and the workmanship is top notch.

Someone might get a stick figure  drawn as a joke now....but with a very detailed, why did you sit there for hours doing that, background.
OK, this is hilarious!  Speaking only for myself, I love getting the hand drawn cards because it's not something that I can do.  The beauty of these swaps is that you can get something that you either aren't particularly good at or wouldn't have thought of interpreting the theme in that way.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mistressH on November 27, 2011 08:50:29 AM
Don't knock stick men, look at L S Lowry!

I'm tempted to add stick figures on detailed backgrounds as a theme! Also was wondering if anyone knew if there will be a dec Atc swap?


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on November 27, 2011 10:26:06 AM
I received two new ATCs on Friday.  The first is from Jill Hogan for my Christmas Countdown theme (sorry for the blurry pic, I think our camera is dying.)


And second is a super cute M card for my cartoon characters alphabet from c*lientje.  The black outline is cut out by hand.  It's very cool.   Thank you so much.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 27, 2011 02:50:22 PM
Also was wondering if anyone knew if there will be a dec Atc swap?

There will be, don't worry!  It will either be me or redstar13 (if she wants to snag back the swap from me ^_^).  We generally get it up within a few days of the next month.  So it will be up sometime this week.  And, as always, claiming doesn't start until the first of the month.

Hi Eamea!  I certainly miss your lovely ATCs (well, more like little works of stained glass art!)  I can't wait for you get more time and join us again!  <3

Such lovely cards coming into the gallery!

Oh, and personally, I love hand drawn ones, especially since its something I'm not good at.  I've been trying to do more watercolor ones then my normal scrapbooky style.  ^_^


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 27, 2011 04:20:38 PM
I think all of my cards have been hand drawn. That's just what I do. I am terrible at embellishing! Ha! Also, someone had a stick figure theme. I did two of them and thought they turned out pretty neat.   ;)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Mod35tBabe on November 28, 2011 04:24:37 AM
Heh I did say "badly drawn with no effort" - that wouldn't exactly be accepted I wouldn't think.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on November 28, 2011 02:12:39 PM
Yay!  I got cryptozoology cards from Twisted Truth today.

A cute little Nessie


and a bonus Yeti!

Thanks so much!  They came in a card with a picture of a Kraken postage stamp and if that is real, then Canada officially had the coolest postage ever.  :P


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Brackish Potato on November 28, 2011 04:56:06 PM
What an adorable Nessie!

I got some more Christmas Countdown cards! These are from LolaandBean:





Thanks! They're stellar!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 28, 2011 09:01:16 PM
I got a host of wonderful cards today!

From coryjo for my mustache/beard theme:

She said she was inspired by those dress up paper dolls.  She said that once she added the facial hair to the magazine model that he now looks like Val Kilmer.  I must agree.  Too funny!

From TwistedTruth for my mustache/beard theme:

Oooo sparklie mustaches!  So cute!!

From JillHogan for my Compogno theme:

Ms. O!  Hehehe!  I'm getting such different letters! 

From c*lientje for my Compogno theme:

What an awesome zentangle C!  She even cut and glued all the pieces onto the background.  Crazy!!!  I love it!


And all the lovely little shiny envelope it came in a Chinese money! 

Thanks ladies!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on November 28, 2011 09:20:45 PM
ThreadOrYarn asked me to post a picture of the card I sent her, and I kept forgetting!  But I remembered!!!  So, here it is, for her magazine strip theme.



And here are the two ATCs that I sent to imera for her Obscure Fairy Tale theme and Legend Theme.  She's and her family's been super sick, so I'm posting pictures for her.


Its the legendary Excalibur!  Its acrylic paint on a real leaf that I sealed with Mod Podge.


The Red Dancing Shoes.  The story goes that a selfish and vain young girl wore her fancy red shoes to church.  They were curses and she was forced to dance and dance in them.  It is done in shimmery watercolors.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: c*lientje on November 28, 2011 09:38:00 PM
I'm surprised at how fast people are receiving my cards this round! I'm glad you like it, jillybeans :)

And coryjo, the Miffy card didn't come out as clean as I'd hoped, but I liked it too much not to send. Hope it's a good start to your collection!

I love the Red Dancing Shoes ATC, used to be one of my favourite fairytales when I was a kid!



Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 29, 2011 08:07:09 AM
I love seeing everyone's style and personalities show through their ATCs!!

I have a few themes on my list and will look to swap in December...I love collecting these!  You guys would be great to add to my collection...

Just love what I have seen...


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on November 29, 2011 03:28:42 PM
Here are my awesome cards from TwistedTruth.  Both of them are for my cartoon character alphabet.  First up is the letter P:

And second we have the letter Z.  Which is full of awesome.



Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 30, 2011 07:16:37 AM
Just wanted to say I adore that little Nessie! Too cute. Is the background that glitter paper? and I also The P is for Professor Utonium. Love the style of that card! Great job TwistedTruth! Now I can't wait for our personal swap cards! Yay!
 Also love the red shoes. Well done imera. I will have to look up that story. Sounds like a neat one. Hoep you and your family feel better soon!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: c*lientje on November 30, 2011 08:35:12 AM
Looks like I'll be joining in next month as well. I've surprised myself this month, I've made 7 ATCs for this swap (still got 1 to do) as well as 2 for a personal swap, and I've been able to try out many different techniques (sometimes with mixed results, but I'm still learning!). Never imagined these tiny thingies would be so versatile! This has helped me on many a lonely night after many a stressful day this past month, I think it's safe to say I've become addicted to ATCs! Love 'em :)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on November 30, 2011 08:39:38 AM
Just wanted to say I adore that little Nessie! Too cute. Is the background that glitter paper?

Yup, glitter paper.  I think I need to get some.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ysmeine on November 30, 2011 10:35:48 AM
Sorry about the wait. I didn't realize Imera had received the two circus ATC's from me. Glad you are feeling better.




The second one tilts back and forth as he balances on the ball.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 30, 2011 10:48:33 AM
Awe. What a cute idea with the balancing ball! Adorable!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: TwistedTruth on November 30, 2011 10:59:48 AM
I got the glitter paper from Joann's for $5. It's even cardstock! :D

I haven't sent out for the personal swap, gozer... It's been raining, so I've been afraid to put them in my mailbox!  >:(


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on November 30, 2011 11:14:20 AM
 No hurry! I know I will love them when they arrive.  ;D  I hope yours get to you soon!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mistressH on November 30, 2011 11:37:09 AM


Received this from lizziew today for my goth girls theme


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 01, 2011 10:45:40 AM
What a lovely drawing!  The hands are perfect (and hands are hard to draw!)...

love the circus ones...what cute ellies!  I also admire moveable ATC's...very nice


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ysmeine on December 01, 2011 11:35:30 AM
I agree about that drawing. I also like the dancing red shoes we saw earlier.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on December 02, 2011 04:47:22 AM
I rec'd from Mintdawn!  and these are FABULOUS!!!! Her artistic skills are wonderful.  I just love her designs  ;D  She claimed me for my typography theme (1 ATC for each letter of the alphabet), but she was so sweet and sent two!!!

First is "B"


Next is "X"


Thanks Mint.....I just love them both!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: lizziew on December 02, 2011 05:19:03 AM


This is my lovely ATC from gozer for my fairytale theme. I love it, it's Snow White and her apple is painted in a shimmering watercolour... fab! Thank you!! Also thank you for the pieces of spare card, they're lovely. x


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on December 02, 2011 07:03:36 AM
Oh Dawn, those are lovely!!  The colors really pop on that second one. 

oooo, pretty card, gozer!!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on December 02, 2011 07:58:52 AM
Nice color blending on the "X" Mintdawn.  Did you use markers?

Also, the "goth girl" and "Snow White" cards are great.  I can't draw people worth a darn so I admire people who can.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Brackish Potato on December 02, 2011 09:19:37 AM
I love the "X" card and the Snow White card is just gorgeous!

I got some happy mail yesterday (all ATC's, no bills)! :D
From jillybeans I got #18 for my Christmas Countdown (ooh, sparkly!):



Along with some lovely extras (she must have quite a stash):



I also got 2 great cards all the way from China! They were a personal swap with c*lientje. I've really been looking forward to getting these and she did not disappoint! She did #10 and #15:



She also sent some great extras:



A gorgeous firecracker envelope and some Chinese money! I'm keeping everything for future papercrafty projects, even the stamps off the envelope! Yay, Chinese characters!

Thanks so much ladies! And thanks so much to everyone who contributed to my Christmas Countdown (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=392577.0)! I only have 4 numbers that didn't get done and my sister said she would help me with those. You Craftsters are amazing people! :-*


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 02, 2011 12:41:49 PM
very nice addition to your theme...nothing says holidays like glitter and kisses!

and gozer--such lovely drawings!



Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on December 02, 2011 01:45:31 PM
it is watercolor. i am in a paint month. markers are sleeping except for the black ones this month. :P

Nice color blending on the "X" Mintdawn.  Did you use markers?

Also, the "goth girl" and "Snow White" cards are great.  I can't draw people worth a darn so I admire people who can.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on December 02, 2011 01:49:19 PM
beautiful stuff this month. love the kissing countdown card.

ThreadOrYarn asked me to post the atcs i sent to them. they were monochromatic theme.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on December 02, 2011 01:53:37 PM
Jillybeans - love the 18 card. Very festive! Like the colors and glitter and very neatly done.
 C*lientje - Your kissing 10 card made me giggle. I don't know why but it makes me laugh a little every time I see it! Too cute. It makes me smile!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on December 02, 2011 01:56:03 PM
Jillybeans - love the 18 card. Very festive! Like the colors and glitter and very neatly done.
 C*lientje - Your kissing 10 card made me giggle. I don't know why but it makes me laugh a little every time I see it! Too cute. It makes me smile!

I totally cheated and used an old gift tag I had for the glittery background.  ^_^

oh wow, dawn, those are lovely!  I especially love the green!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on December 02, 2011 01:56:34 PM
I also received from MintDawn for elephants.



This one looks digitally done, but maybe it was drawn then scanned or something?  Either way, very cool!  It's called "Elephant God."

The next one is "Indian Elephant."  It's an elephant from markers, on fabric.  Also neat!



Thanks, MintDawn!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on December 02, 2011 02:30:58 PM
only the black part is markers. its paint month!  :P the ganesha one is a photograph of one of my large drawings. too big to be an atc but his the true elephanta supreme. ganapati

I also received from MintDawn for elephants.



This one looks digitally done, but maybe it was drawn then scanned or something?  Either way, very cool!  It's called "Elephant God."

The next one is "Indian Elephant."  It's an elephant from markers, on fabric.  Also neat!



Thanks, MintDawn!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on December 02, 2011 03:08:24 PM
I'm in ATC heaven!  All of these are great!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ysmeine on December 02, 2011 04:13:10 PM


I received three lovely ATC's in the mail today. jillybeans sent for trees/nature, a tree painted on a leaf she collected and dried. She also sent for birds, a chalk/ink drawing. (and extra papers) I took them both out of the covers for pictures.


MistressH sent for fantasy, a little dragon with textured paper for eggs.


I love them all.

This is the curves card I sent to mantisbh.


it has a velum overlay, with a watercolor underneath





Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Brackish Potato on December 03, 2011 09:50:29 AM
Mintdawn, I love all your cards, but my favorite is the green leaf one! I wish I could paint worth a darn.
Jillybeans, I really like the leaf/tree card you did. How clever!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mistressH on December 03, 2011 10:12:38 AM
Ysmeine Im so glad you like the dragon card I had never drawn a dragon before ><


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ysmeine on December 03, 2011 10:47:00 AM
He is very cute


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: TwistedTruth on December 03, 2011 06:43:58 PM
BEWARE! BOOBIES AHEAD!

I received a lovely (and I do mean freaking awesome) package from gozer earlier!


Here it is in all it's glory. The awesome dragonfly card, the awesome extra papers, the awesome zombie pin-up (the actual swap), and lovely naked women in sexy poses.
Here's a better picture of the actual ATCs. <3 Even my boyfriend loves the glittery one.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MargiePoo on December 03, 2011 08:44:34 PM
Okay, first, Gozer, you are amazing.  Your cards are always spectacular.

Second, Mountains and Clouds, you rock too!
Not only did she send me my N-Harry Potter abc card, but two extras for the fun of it.  Yes, I agree that ATC's are very fun.  Check em out.



Not the best pics.  Lost some of the details.  But they are super cool.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ThreadOrYarn on December 04, 2011 07:10:28 PM
I love all the cards! Thank you so much to my partners  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* who posted pics for me, but I think (fingers crossed!) that a truce has been made between my camera & pc and they are now talking to each other again  :D ;D

Brackish Potato sent me two cards for my single flower theme -

a lovely beaded Christmas Poinsettia


and an adorable button flower


Thanks!  :-*  :-*


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on December 04, 2011 07:35:33 PM
Cute button flower!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on December 05, 2011 03:35:53 PM
Robinpich and I did a personal swap, but I know you're going to want to see this ATC--it's similar to one someone else got earlier in the month.  It's quilted and I LOVE it!



Thank you, Robin!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: c*lientje on December 05, 2011 06:39:21 PM
That quilted card is adorable! Very cute!

I've received from Mod35tBabe and RaeRaggs, I'm just recharging my batteries so I can take pictures. I love both cards, can't wait to share them with you all :)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on December 05, 2011 07:43:29 PM
oooo!  I love those quilted ones!!!  So freaking cool!

Speaking of freaking cool, I received from gozer!


Meet my nagini, half snake half lady!  She is so pretty!  She's got such pretty details!  She also sent me an extra! <3  Thanks gozer!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on December 06, 2011 01:33:23 AM
I recently received two atc's in my 'Stephen' theme.

one from Robinpich which was embroidered on fabric.


and one from jillybeans using ink distressed canvas and various acrylics including metallic.


i love these both. thank u.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on December 06, 2011 07:15:14 AM
Here's some November ATC's I received. 
From JillHogan, "the letter O"


From mintdawn, "crafting with feathers" and "beading" for my crafting theme.




From coryjo: "cooking with gas" for my cooking theme.


Thanks ladies!  Its been a pleasure trading with you.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on December 06, 2011 09:26:12 AM
im glad the feather still looks so hairy :P i felt so paris hilton mounting it. i was like wishing i had a purse dog.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on December 06, 2011 11:04:30 AM
im glad the feather still looks so hairy :P i felt so paris hilton mounting it. i was like wishing i had a purse dog.

LOL!  Way to channel your inner Paris for ATC making!

I love crafting with feathers!  Margiepoo got two separate Harry Potter ABCs from me with a feather on it.

Now I get why JillHogan said that she sent something similiar to you, RaeRaggs.  I have a matching Mrs. O for my COMPOGNO theme.  ^_^


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Mod35tBabe on December 07, 2011 06:32:13 PM
I've been terribly slack but finally have gotten around to taking some pictures of the fabulous cards I've received. If I haven't PM'd you to let you know I received, please accept my apologies, I've been a bit forgetful lately. Also, if you know I've received and don't see a picture up, please feel free to post a picture or PM me to remind me. It's just been one of those months!
Here they are:
RaeRaggs for (mini works of art)
An Andy Warhol design of Ms Monroe


So cleverly done, I love it!

ThreadOrYarn for (Famous Artists)

Hehe so cute!

ysmeine for (Irish)

Love it, it's a gorgeous "postcard"

c*lientje for (HHGTTG)

Love it, so accurate! And the envelope is gorgeous, and the money is cool as!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mistressH on December 08, 2011 11:25:55 AM


I received from Gozer today, i love love love her :D thank you


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 08, 2011 01:08:23 PM
It is always a treat to see the drawing of Gozer...love!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on December 08, 2011 06:09:30 PM
I received a few cards this week.  Yay!  First up from imera my 1920's theme and an extra:

And from jillybeans for my Christmas countdown 3 days.  It's such a beautiful card, my camera battery is low so it came out blurry  :(.  She also sent me some extra's, but that pic didn't turn out at all.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: c*lientje on December 08, 2011 06:59:59 PM
I've received from Mod35tBabe and RaeRaggs, I'm just recharging my batteries so I can take pictures. I love both cards, can't wait to share them with you all :)

Okay, so it looks like I need to get a new camera... Why do things always break in December, when no one's got any money anyway?? Anyway, Mod35tBabe, RaeRaggs, it seems I won't be able to post pictures, so if you took any before you sent, feel free to post them for me. Sorry about this!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Mod35tBabe on December 09, 2011 05:54:28 AM
Should be able to post one tomorrow.... if I remember lol. I received from Brackish Potato today so will post both pics tomorrow.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on December 09, 2011 07:37:19 AM
This is the card I made for c*lientje for her "sushi" theme.  I drew it then colored it in with chalk.  I love how ATC's are little, un-intimidating pieces to try new techniques on.



Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: TwistedTruth on December 09, 2011 12:18:44 PM
I love the sushi piece!

I received from jillybeans today! Cute papers and a LOVELY ATC!


A stack of awesome papers I'm stoked to use, lovely card, and the Harry Potter 'E' card.


Expecto Patronum! <3


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Brackish Potato on December 09, 2011 03:08:47 PM
I got a wonderful card from RaeRaggs today! It's "E is for Eggs" and it completes my "KITCHEN" theme. Hooray!



An amazing felt ATC! I will post a pic of my completed theme as soon as I can get them together in a display.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: c*lientje on December 09, 2011 06:28:21 PM
This is the card I made for c*lientje for her "sushi" theme.  I drew it then colored it in with chalk.  I love how ATC's are little, un-intimidating pieces to try new techniques on.

I was wondering what you used for colouring it in. Never would have guessed it was chalk! It's a great card, thanks so much :)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on December 10, 2011 04:49:09 AM
i received a red envelope from c*lientje today. just beautiful. the atc was for my 'ABCs of Dr. Who theme'.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on December 10, 2011 06:03:33 PM
JillHOgan and I did a personal swap and I just had to show off what she sent!
They are so CUTE!!!!



Thanks Jill for adding to my alphabet ATC collection!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on December 10, 2011 06:06:17 PM
Oh my goodness, so many fantastic cards I have missed while away from cyberland!   Anyway, here's a stack that I have received...

from MantisbH, some awesome altered fine art:

"Sca-ream."  Sweet.

from c*lientje, a lovely package for my volcanoes theme:

THe volcano is cut from origami paper! (I think)

Then from Oodelally, a lovely tangle!


And two awesome tarot cards from MistressH:



They're all amazing, and my binder is starting to explode!!

Thanks, everyone!!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on December 10, 2011 09:56:26 PM
Since c*lientje is having camera issues, she asked me to post a picture of the ATC I sent here.  Here it is!


A picture I took of fucsias I had last year.  ^_^


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Brackish Potato on December 11, 2011 06:59:48 AM
c*lientje and I did a personal swap for some Christmas ATC's and she asked me to post what I sent her. This time, I actually remembered to take pictures! ;D



Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Mod35tBabe on December 11, 2011 10:42:50 PM
Received this card from Brackish Potato a few days ago

Love it, it's one of my favourite quotes :D


And here is a picture of the ATC I made for c*lientje - it's the theme of water, and I used recycled hand made paper and used distress ink as well. I made the lil card too hehe.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ysmeine on December 12, 2011 04:41:26 PM
I received my mushroom atc from imera, plus a tree one as an extra. My daughter really liked the mushroom one, and it does look good with the others. I also like the trees. It is interesting how each has a different pattern, but similar shapes.





Thank you.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on December 12, 2011 06:20:17 PM
Oh, I love love love imera's trees.  Very cool.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on December 12, 2011 06:39:09 PM
 Here are the super awesome cards I got this week!
 First up is MadHatteh for my artist choice

 and the answer is yes, I will.  ;)

 And next up is cute animals smoking cigarettes. These are adorable and from the talented jillybeans.
,
Sorry the second picture is blurry. Jillybeans if you have a better picture please feel free to post it!
 Thanks guys I love it!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on December 13, 2011 01:18:49 AM
i received some sweet atcs from imera either yesterday or today :P ya i cant tell anymore. stupid retail xmas split shifts. anyways they are really cool. one was for my raven/crow theme and the other is a hamsa hand. it is a little hard to see the detail on the crow. its kinda dark in here and its a dark atc.





Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: c*lientje on December 13, 2011 02:34:10 AM
Just wanted to say thanks to jillybeans, BrackishPotato and Mod35tBabe for posting pictures of the ATCs they sent me. The colour of jillybean's flower is stunning, Mod35tBabe's water card looks like a beautiful sea, yet has a very soft texture and BrackishPotato's Christmas cards are done in my favourite Christmas style. They are all gorgeous, thanks so much, all of you :)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Mod35tBabe on December 13, 2011 05:00:18 AM
You're welcome :)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Brackish Potato on December 13, 2011 06:35:31 AM
You're welcome, c*lientje!

I love imera's mushrooms and her ravens. Awesome!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mantisbh on December 13, 2011 12:12:16 PM
HI all wanted to post some atc is received yesterday from imera! thanks again!

First one is Lips as red as blood!


This next one has nudity so please beware.

Have a great day
Stephen


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on December 13, 2011 03:01:29 PM
oh Imera, I am so loving all the stuff I'm seeing from you!  You do such amazing work!  I'm really liking those lips!  They are amazing!  I can't wait to get one from you!  <3


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: c*lientje on December 14, 2011 12:46:45 AM
Have to admit I'm not a massive fan of nudity, but Imera, I LOVE that ATC! Can't stop looking at it.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on December 14, 2011 05:45:29 AM
Love those lips! Amazing!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Robinpich on December 14, 2011 04:22:04 PM
rec'd today from Mod35tbabe.........
LOVE the colors!!!



Thank you!! It's beautiful!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on December 15, 2011 03:21:10 PM
Oh that is a gorgeous bird!  Great job Mod35TBabe!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Mod35tBabe on December 16, 2011 04:42:31 AM
Oh that is a gorgeous bird!  Great job Mod35TBabe!

Thanks :)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gala_apples on December 16, 2011 04:40:57 PM
Mountain and Clouds claimed me twice, and sent me three cards  :)



Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: ThreadOrYarn on December 17, 2011 03:54:57 PM
I got this adorable snail card from MistressH a few days ago (theme - magazine strips)



Thanks so much! :-*


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: c*lientje on December 18, 2011 08:31:52 AM
Love those snails, very pretty!

Should get pictures of MistressH's ATCs soon, just gave my parents a subtle (well, not quite...) reminder. Will hopefully have them tomorrow as I can't wait to finally see them!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: gozer on December 18, 2011 05:10:21 PM
 I have had the craziest work schedule as of late so I am sorry it took me so long to post these cards. Also sorry the post will be so long!
 First us is a personal swap I did with TwistedTruth.
 She did one from Dr. Horrible and the funniest Harry Potter one I have seen in a while!
,
 I got two cards for my theme of "this card can not contain me".
First from WideEyedLife. She looks so defiant. I love her!

 The next is from c*lientje all the way from China! This card is so cute. It jumps off the page.  :D

 Next up is a coffee pot from Jillybeans that got lost in the mail so this is the second one and it reminds me of how much I loved Shiver.

 I collect the Monster High dolls so this next one is going on my shelf next to Ghoulia. I love her. She's awesome! She ws done by MargiePoo!

 Thanks everyone! Sorry for such a long delay posting!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MargiePoo on December 19, 2011 01:44:27 PM
TwistedTruth, I love the free kisses card. I am reading the prisoner of azkaban  and am reading the chapter called The Dementors. Fits perfectly.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mintdawn on December 20, 2011 07:22:05 AM
I think these are the atc's i sent to Millie. She was unable to post them. They were for her plant theme. One is in acrylic. im still pretty bad with acrylics. :P



Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on December 21, 2011 07:53:12 AM
I received a while back and I've been such a slacker on posting pictures.  So, here they are!

From gala_apples for my wings theme:

The background is in paper and the sides are done in shiny paint.  So pretty!

And a personal swap from MargiePoo:

I've always wanted one of her ladies, so we did a personal swap for one.  Isn't she amazing?!  I pretty much love my new lady.

She also sent me a print of an ATC she's done before:


Thanks ladies!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on December 24, 2011 10:59:33 AM
I received from c*lientje



This is not the greatest photo, sorry, but this is a Chinese subway map and token!  So neat.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on December 24, 2011 01:38:44 PM
I received my last cards, for my first ATC swap you guys made me some awesome cards!

Imera made me these two :) Artists Choice




And this one from mantisbh, man I love star wars!



Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MargiePoo on December 26, 2011 08:35:15 AM


These are oh so very late.  The first one is from coryjo for Harry Potter B.  Gross.  Bats coming out of the nose.  Get her a tissue.  Haha.  Love it.
The second is a personal swap from JillyBeans.  Thanks a bunch ladies.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mistressH on December 29, 2011 10:43:58 AM
late posting pictures im sorry, i wont bore you with details of my personal life but its a bit crap right now!



DUE DEC 10
Mod35tBabe --> mistressH (Coraline)



DUE DEC 11
Mod35tBabe --> mistressH (Tim Burtonesque)



love these :) thanks so much


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: Mod35tBabe on December 29, 2011 05:59:47 PM
You're welcome :)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: WideEyedLife on December 31, 2011 09:38:52 AM
Hi all!  And happy new years eve!

A busy season, and I'm way overdue for posting this wonderful ATC by ThreadOrYarn.  She made a "T is for Taxes and Ten-Forty" atc for me on my "ABCs you wouldn't find in a children's book"  theme.  Whew.  It's got a mini tax form and all.  Just the thought of taxes makes me shudder! lol



Excellent ATC, ThreadOrYarn, a perfect addition to my collection!  Thanks so much for your patience with my late late posting!   :)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on January 13, 2012 09:39:01 AM
I received a couple awesome ATCs for imera last night!  She claimed me for my viking theme, and sent me an extra, too!



They are both so wonderful!  That is one bad ass viking!  I also love the fireworks she did behind the E.  Too cool!  Thanks so much!


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on January 13, 2012 06:04:06 PM
I received these from TwistedTruth to replace ATCs that got lost in the mail. They're really cool. :) I love the Gengar one.


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: mrsnap1 on January 30, 2013 01:41:05 PM
Is there a pattern for that white owl????   :)


Title: Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on January 30, 2013 06:01:20 PM
If you're talking about the one I did, then no.  I just drew it based on a photo I saw online.  Feel free to print it out and trace it if you want.