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« on: November 11, 2006 07:08:43 AM »

Swap name: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 7 - Ongoing
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: esmerelda & gumshoegal
Swap date range: November 13th - December 13th
Date to send item by: Two weeks from claim

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Duh, of course not!!
If so, which country? N?A

All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All, but please be sensible.  If you do not have sufficient funds to ship internationally, please do not join.

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: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: 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

Welcome to My Country Doesn’t Have That Round 7 – Now Ongoing!  Yes, that’s right, Ongoing.  Gumshoegal and I decided to shake up the usual format a little, to allow non-US Craftsters to receive from participants outside of the US.  The purpose of this swap is to ship a little taster of a foreign country to a fellow craftster and receive exciting goodies from foreign lands in return! 


You will be required to post a list of a minimum of 6 countries/regions (a region could include eg. Scandanavia, Australasia, or even Europe) you would like to receive from, along with some ideas of items you would be interested in getting (although there are no guarantees, this is just to give your partner an idea of what you would like).  You are required to put "Any other than my own" as a country choice - the key to this swap is flexibility.  You have two weeks from the date you claim to send your package.

Like the Ongoing Wish Swaps, these swaps will be rolling, with each participant claiming the last person to post their country list, like so:

I, esmerelda, having PM-d the organiser and been approved, post my list of countries I would like to receive from (Please remember to put your home country at the top of your post):

I am from England and this is my first claim.

1. USA - shrinky dinks, Kool Aid
2. Canada - anything maple syrup related
3. New Zealand - chocolate fish, Moro bars, paua shell buttons
4. Japan - craft books/magazines, Sanrio stuff
5. Scandanavia - mix-CDs, candy
6. Germany - lebkuchen, candy
7. Any other than my own

Then, another approved craftster from one of your chosen countries or another country other than yours claims you and posts their wishlist.

Note for non-US participants: if you are claimed by a US participant first time round, you will be able to opt out of receiving from a second US participant.  Remember, you can only opt out of receiving from the US if you have previously received from a US partner in this swap.  If you have not been claimed 48 hours after posting your info for the second time, we ask that you lift the restriction in the interests of keeping the swap moving.

Due to the requirement for international shipping in this swap, all craftsters are limited to two claims outstanding (ie not received) in this swap (sorry FOCs, but this has the potential to get very messy very quickly!!) 

Swap packages NOT subject to weight restrictions - send as much as you can afford.  Hopefully, this will allow most people to send out twice without breaking the bank.

You must get a receipt when you send - this is very important with this type of international swap.  Also, YOU MUST PM THE ORGANISER WHEN YOU SEND AND RECEIVE.  Sorry for shouting, but this is crucial to the smooth running of this swap.

Thanks, and happy crafting!

Craftster name:
Real name:
Mail address:
Email address:
What country are you from?:

PLEASE make sure you understand how to post - you can only claim the LAST person who has posted on this thread.  If you do not post correctly, your claim will be ignored.  Sorry to be a b***h but we have had several problems already.  Thank you for your attention.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2006 12:37:46 PM by esmerelda » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2006 07:09:15 AM »

Approved craftsters:

esmerelda (UK)
gumshoegal (US)
javede (Germany)
rosali (UK)
aeronberry (US)
doomcandy (NZ)
gerbilocity (US)
MariscaLovesCrafts (Netherlands)
nifuu (Germany)
Red Alibi (Netherlands)
hoxierice (US)
mommiemed (US)
ScotSkipper402 (US)
SherNWT (Canada)
PinkMafia (US - Hawaii)
simplyfussfree (US - California)
varandra (newbie - one claim outstanding only) (Sweden)
psyche (Canada)
bobolink (US)
seymourcharlie (US)
apple_wagon (newbie - one claim outstanding only) (NZ)
lunastara (newbie - one claim outstanding only) (Netherlands)
ChloeZ (US)
chimerex (US)
gavagai (Sweden)
crnaofca (Croatia)
lilyola (UK)
pharasalia (newbie - one claim outstanding only)

Outstanding Claims
This person has no free claims
Feedback left

aeronberry (1 picked/0 sent/2 received)
apple_wagon (0 picked/1 sent/0 received)
bobolink (0 picked/0 sent/1 received)
caradee (1 picked/0 sent/0 received)
chimerix (2 picked/0 sent/2 received)
ChloeZ (0 picked/2 sent/0 received)
crnaofca (0 picked/1 sent/0 received)
doomcandy (0 picked/0 sent/1 received)
esmerelda (1 picked/1 sent/1 received)
gavagai (0 picked/1 sent/1 received)
gerbilocity (0 picked/1 sent/1 received)
gumshoegal (1 picked/1 sent/0 received)
hoxierice (0 picked/0 sent/0 received)
javede (1 picked/1 sent/1 received)
lilyola (1 picked/0 sent/0 received)
lunastara (0 picked/1 sent/0 received)
kluckingbear (0 picked/0 sent/0 received)
MariskaLovesCrafts (0 picked/0 sent/1 received)
mommiemed (0 picked/0 sent/0 received)nifuu (0 picked/0 sent/2 received)
pharasalia (1 picked/0 sent/0 received)
PinkMafia (0 picked/0 sent/1 received)
psyche (0 picked/2 sent/0 received)
Red Alibi (1 picked/0 sent/0 received)
rosali (2 picked/0 sent/2 received)
Saor (1 picked/0 sent/0 received)
ScotSkipper402 (2 picked/0 sent/2 received)
sedna+ (0 picked/0 sent/0 received)
seymourcharlie (0 picked/0 sent/1 received)
SherNWT (0 picked/1 sent/0 received)
shiitake (1 picked/0 sent/0 received)
simplyfussfree (1 picked/0 sent/0 received)
varandra (0 picked/0 sent/1 received)
ZombieFlesh (2 picked/0 sent/0 received)
« Last Edit: December 15, 2006 02:49:04 AM by esmerelda » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2006 07:09:44 AM »

Who's sending to whom?:

Late with communication
Late, no comms, PM esmerelda OR gumshoegal ASAP

NB: Country in brackets is the country claimed, not necessarily the country the swapper is resident in. (I hope that makes sense!)

Send by November 27

esmerelda (UK) --> gumshoegal

doomcandy (NZ) --> esmerelda

aeronberry (US) --> doomcandy

javede (Germany) --> aeronberry

Red Alibi (Netherlands) --> javede

gerbilocity (US) --> Red Alibi

MariskaLovesCrafts (Netherlands) --> gerbilocity

Send by November 28

PinkMafia (US) --> MariskaLovesCrafts

Send by November 29

lunastara (Netherlands) --> PinkMafia

varandra (Sweden) --> lunastara

rosali (UK) --> varandra

SherNWT (Canada) --> rosali

esmerelda (UK & Europe) --> SherNWT

Psyche (Canada) --> esmerelda

nifuu (Germany) --> Psyche

Bobolink (US) --> nifuu

Send by November 30

javede (Germany) --> Bobolink

ScotSkipper402 (US)--> javede

Send by December 3

apple_wagon (NZ) --> ScotSkipper402

seymourcharlie (US) --> apple_wagon

gavagai (Sweden) --> seymourcharlie

chimerix (US) --> gavagai

Send by December 4

gavagai (Sweden) --> chimerix

aeronberry (US) --> gavagai

Send by December 7

chimerix (Japan) --> aeronberry

psyche (Germany/Canada) --> chimerix

rosali (UK) --> psyche

ChloeZ (US) --> rosali

Send by December 9

gerbilocity (Japan) --> ChloeZ

Send by December 11

ScotSkipper402 (East Coast) --> gerbilocity

crnaofca (Croatia) --> ScotSkipper402

Send by December 12

simplyfussfree (US) --> crnaofca

nifuu (Germany) --> simplyfussfree

gumshoegal (US) --> nifuu

Send by December 14

lilyola (UK) --> gumshoegal

Send by December 15

ScotSkipper402 (US) --> lilyola

Send by December 19

ZombieFlesh (UK) --> ScotSkipper402

Send by December 20

pharasalia (US) --> ZombieFlesh

rosali (UK) --> pharasalia

aeronberry (US) --> rosali

Send by December 21

ZombieFlesh (UK) --> aeronberry

javede (Germany) --> ZombieFlesh

Saor (Ireland) --> javede

ChloeZ (US) --> Saor

Send by December 22

gavagai (Sweden) --> ChloeZ

Send by December 23

shiitake (Finland) --> gavagai

Send by December 26 (taking into account Christmas Eve/Day)

esmerelda (UK) --> shiitake

gumshoegal (US) --> esmerelda

caradee (Canada) --> gumshoegal

chimerix (US/Asia) --> caradee

esmerelda (UK) --> chimerix

chimerix (US) --> esmerelda

gumshoegal (East Coast) --> chimerix

Homerof2 (angel) --> javede
« Last Edit: January 17, 2007 02:22:10 AM by esmerelda » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2006 11:50:29 PM »

"Swap packages are subject to a minimum and maximum weight of between 500g - 1kg"

Does that mean that it HAS to weigh at least 500 g?
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2006 05:18:10 AM »

Sorry, yes.  I ought to change that to make more sense. Embarrassed

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2006 02:57:46 PM »

I just found out that sending a package between 500gr and 2 kilo costs the same anyway, so would this be a problem? (sending more, could be something we fix between partners??)

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2006 04:38:05 PM »

yay its monday!i love living in NZ, we get the sun before anyone else Grin
 Esmerelda, do you count as the first person as you posted your countries with the sign up info? i'm going to claim you before i go to work, so if i'm meant to have waited for someone else to post their info as the official first person just let me know and i'll delete this haha.(i hope that paragraph made sense).

I, doomcandy, having PM-d the organiser and been approved, post my list of countries I would like to receive from
I am from New Zealand and this is my first claim.

1. USA - shrinky dinks, sharpies and anything rock/metal music themed(PM me for bands i like).
2. Japan - paper/ephemera, candy, 'Fruits' style trinkets.
3. Finland - mix CDs, ephemera,candy.
4. UK - licorice allsorts, rock/metal themed stuff, ephemera
5. singapore - beads,candy,fabric pieces.
6. canada - candy,beads.
7. Any other than my own
« Last Edit: November 12, 2006 04:40:20 PM by doomcandy » THIS ROCKS   Logged

beware of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!

i'm always keen for personal swaps and ATC trading, just PM me!

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2006 05:38:50 PM »

Well I'm not sure if I can be posting non-list when the swap is active (although perhaps our lovely organizers have to give the "okay" for full activation...),

Anyway, here's a good thread for checking out candies from different countries! (Obviously not everything is listed, but it sure is a good start!) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=121655.0

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2006 07:14:03 AM »

Hi guys,

I am so sorry guys - I wanted to post earlier, but we were coming back to London from my parents' house and my boyfriend's car broke down (with my mother in the back seat - way to impress the future MIL!) and I have only just got back.

Sorry, doomcandy - I should have posted last night.  I said I would put gumshoegal's list up first (she is the co-organiser).  So, I will claim her, and then you can claim me still and then someone can claim you!!

Go, go, international swapping!!

P.S. Psyche - don't worry it's useful information!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2006 07:15:04 AM »

This is gumshoegal's list:

I am from the usa this is my first claim

Countries I would like to recieve from

1. Mexico - loteria, day of the dead skeletons, mexican comic books post cards pens

2. Canada - post cards pens

3. England - magazines post cards

4. Japan - magazines post cards pens

5. Scotland - post cards pens

6. Austria-   tourist things

7. Germany - tourist things

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