Complete: Ongoing ATC swap September 2021

Ongoing ATCs, September edition!


(ATC by @roler, photo by @bluebird)

Discussion and Gallery thread is here: Ongoing ATC swap gallery & discussion 2021
Please make sure you are Watching this thread, or check it regularly.

From the old c’ster thread: This is an ongoing swap, with your level of participation determined entirely by you, with a minimum of one card for the month. People of all levels of card making are welcome. Sign-ups are open all month. Please make sure you are not late or flaky in any of your other swaps, and that you have good communication.

Artist trading cards can be made by anyone, from any material, with any method. The official card is the size of a rectangular baseball card, 2.5 by 3.5 inches done in a cardstock weight paper. This swap tends to openly interpret what that means. We have seen cards made from nature, sewn, woven, and knitted, pop-ups, movables, mini books, stained glass, clay, and even a 4-d dollhouse room. All skill levels welcome, just send your best work (and try to refrain from critiquing your own cards in the gallery any more than you would anyone else’s!) Preferences can be mentioned when you make a claim.

Definitons:

atc: artist trading card.

ac: artist’s choice, in claiming the creator chooses any theme but sticks to requests like flat cards only or hand-drawn only.

tbd: to be determined, in claiming the artist will pick from the theme list later.

kid card or card made by kiddos: only allowed where the theme list specifically mentions that they would like a kid card. Kid cards are always welcome as extras and should be posted in the gallery.

bulky: are cards that will not fit in a plastic baseball card sleeve

Swap name: Ongoing ATC swap September 2021
Lettuce Craft member who is organizing this swap: thanate
Sign-up date range: September 1 through September 30 2021
Send out Date: 2 weeks after the day you claim
Limited to a certain number of people? no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no

Additional Age requirement? no

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:

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

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:

Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO

Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO

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

Questionnaire:
*Name of swap: Ongoing ATC Swap – September 2021
*Lettuce Craft username:
*Email address:
*Your real name AND Mailing address including the country (written as it would appear on the envelope):

*Are you at least 16 years old?
*Have you read the entire swap information for this swap?
*Have you met the Participant Conditions?
*Have you checked in with the gallery/discussion thread?
*What is the exact size of an atc?
*Do you have access to a camera or scanner so you can post pictures here of what you receive?
*Are you aware that if a card is lost in the mail, you are required to resend?
*How soon should you post pictures of the cards you receive?
*When sending sent/received messages to the swap organizer, there are four pieces of information that must be included about each swap. What are they?

CLAIMING:
Starting September 1, you may begin claiming as soon as the organizer has approved your questionnaire. You may make as many claims as you like during the month as long as you have fewer than 10 claims outstanding (ie, that have not been SENT). After you make a claim, you have 2 weeks to send it; if you look at a calendar, your “due date” will be two rows down. Please keep track of your claims; the organizer will do this also, but in case of confusion it’s always easier not to have to keep scrolling back upthread in search of stuff! :wink:

New swappers: If this is your first swap, you are allowed one claim to start. Once that card has been RECEIVED, you may make up to 10 claims just like everyone else.

Claims are made chain-style:
Swap Organizer posts a list of themes.
Swapper A chooses a theme from Swap Organizer’s list, and posts their own list of themes.
Swapper B chooses a theme from Swapper A’s list, & posts their own list.
etc…
At the end of the month the Swap Organizer will make a last claim and close the swap.

Your claim should look something like this:
I claim ATC Maker for “happy theme”, due (2 weeks from today)
3/1/1 (3 claims made/2 sent/1 of those received)

Hi I’m Swapper, from Country! Please don’t send me anything 3D or with fiery death.

My themes are:
Ponies
Hearts
Sandcastles
Tomatoes

After you have claimed, please message the person you claimed to ask for their address.

Then make your card & send it! :green_heart:
Because this is a swap of tiny papercrafts, you do not need a postal receipt. However, if your card does not arrive within 2 weeks, you will be asked to make and send a new one. (Given the pandemic & the crap USPS is dealing with, we’ll play this by ear, but we want everyone to get their cards!)

When you send or receive please be sure to message the organizer and the person your are sending to/receiving from with the following info:
*to (who is getting the card)
*from (who sent the card)
*due date
*theme chosen

this can be super simple:
I sent today!
due 8/14, from Swapper to ATC Maker for happy theme

When you get a card, post a picture to the gallery! You have 3 days from the day you receive to do this.

Feedback will be given when all your claims have been received & all the pictures you are responsible for have been posted.

Please post your general questions, encouragement, and other chatting in the gallery/discussion thread also. (For specific questions message the organizer.) This thread should contain claims only.

Enjoy your ATCs!

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Swappers:
:rainbow: @thanate 2/2/2
:rainbow: @Lynx2Lancer 3/3/3
:rainbow: @Reinikka 2/2/2
:rainbow: @bluebird 2/2/2
:rainbow: @megwell 1/1/1

Key:
:seedling: new swapper (one claim until first card is received)
:snail: running late (with communication)
:package: sent!
:gift: received!
:rainbow: swapper is finished!

Claims:

due 9/15:
Lynx2Lancer to thanate for good rocks :package: 9/7 :gift:
megwell to Lynx2Lancer for artist’s choice :package: 9/20 :gift:

due 9/16:
bluebird to megwell for adult merit badge :package: 9/10 :gift:
Lynx2Lancer to bluebird for pumpkins :package: 9/7 :gift:
bluebird to Lynx2Lancer for tbd :package: 9/10 :gift:

due 9/19:
Reinikka to bluebird for tbd (autumn?) :package: 9/11 :gift:

due 9/20:
thanate to Reinikka for tbd :package: 9/21 :gift:

due 10/5:
Reinikka to thanate for Enchanted Forest :package: 9/22 :gift:
Lynx2Lancer to Reinikka for fairies w/ unusual wings :package: 10/4 :gift:

due 10/14:
thanate to Lynx2Lancer for tbd :package: 10/14 :gift:

And claiming is open!

Hi! I’m Ann, currently in Maryland. I prefer kid-safe (creepy/nature is fine, profanity/R-rated not) & no unsealed microplastics, but otherwise have fun! :slight_smile:

Themes for me:

draw me a map (real places small or large, imaginary places, how the inside of your head works… whatever!)
oak trees
**cave paintings/paleoart (see paleoart pinterest)
rain
North American plants & wildlife, or ecosystems (interactions btw several species, etc)
standing stones, or stone ruins
good rocks
creepy victorian-style haunted houses
skeletons/bones
enchanted forest (the potentially dangerous kind, see: pinterest)
labyrinths
something you’d put in a spell book
little good things (something that makes you happy)

Themes for my 7 year old daughter (fave colors PINK, red, gold, & purple):

flowers
animals (any past or present, especially cute ones)
Magic! (potions, spells, fairies…)
Disney Princesses (esp Frozen II)

I’ll go first! Weee!

I’m Laura, and I live in Ohio with my husband, our two teenaged children, our cat Zazzles, and all the wildlife that visits our yard and feeders! Please no gore, nudity, cursing, religion, or politics.

Bulky is fine.

I claim @thanate for rocks due 9/15/21.
1/0/0
Artist Choice
-Animal Crossing
-Birds

  • 6 word Covid poem. I started this on another site and need 4 more to fill my page. Examples are “Life in the house is boring,” “Corner store stocked, don’t tell hoarders!”, “Hermit before, hermit during, hermit after.” So create a poem and then illustrate it. (Need 4)
    -Weird things wearing masks (ex, aliens, birds, cereal box) (Need 4)
    -Made Up Movie Poster (Need 6)
    -gnomes
    -Music/Marching Band (flute/sax are what my kids play)

These are series I started years ago. Think Children’s Alphabet books. You choose something that starts with the letter of the theme, illustrate it, write the letter and the word on the card.

Doctor Who: Need A, F, G, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, Q, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Walking Dead (Comic or Show is okay): Need A, B, C, F, H, I, J, K, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Animals: Title (Card with any animal/set and says Animals or something to that affect), K, L, Q, U,V, W, X, Y, Z

General Alphabet (anything you choose): Need E, G, I, J, K, Y, Z

Thank you so much for claiming me!

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I claim @Lynx2Lancer for artist’s choice (for now), due 9/15

Claims (total for the month): 1
Sent (in transit): 0
Received: 0
Outstanding: 1

I’m Megan in Indiana, USA. I welcome cards from all skill/experience levels! Nothing political, preachy, Covid-related, or shedding glitter, please. I’m not a fan of vulgarity for vulgarity’s sake, but if you’ve got a great quotation you want to use with a swear word or something in it, go for it. (Except the c-word; no time for that.) I keep my cards in sleeves in a binder, so I appreciate low bulk, but that’s not a deal-breaker.

Here are my themes this month:

-Something for my TV Sleuths collection! Send me your fave, or I can provide a list of some of mine.
-artist’s choice
-weird recipes
-Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the Gene Wilder film) – this year was the 50th anniversary
-adult merit badge
-time machines
-something inspired by my papercraft Pinterest board (but non-paper interpretations are welcome): https://www.pinterest.com/meganknoll/papercraft-inspiration
-found poetry/found caption

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I claim megwell for adult merit badge!

total claims —— 1 in progress claims, 0 in transit, 0 received

I live in the USA.

My preferences:
— Hand drawn or hand painted are my very favorite (of all skill levels!), but please do feel free to do other styles.
— Please no digital prints or printed reproductions of your work.
— I prefer flat paper cards without 3d elements so I can store them in sleeves. If the theme you picked needs to be bulky (i.e. moveable cards) that’s fine too.
— I love glitter & shine, gold/silver leafing, metallic, glow in the dark etc.
— I would prefer not to receive: creepy bugs (things like spiders, wasps, centipedes), clowns, political, nudity/pinups, curse words or blood/gore.

Thank you for claiming me!

Themes:

https://artprompts.org/ - but nothing too creepy or gory please! Please write the prompt on the back so I will know what it is in the future. Please feel free to tweak the prompt if you like if you have a good idea or a way to mash it up with your art style!

• Autumny scene
• Pumpkins
• pretty tea cups or coffee mugs
• Put glitter on it! Either one detail or go crazy and do the entire card with glitter!
• bird wearing a crown
• ostentatious –birds/cute animals/people wearing crazy/bejeweled fashion, jewelry or objects
• a dragon’s hoard
• a magpie’s hoard of shiny things and treasures
• something that would go in a cabinet of curiosities
• fly agaric mushroom in your style (realism, whimsical, papercut etc.)
• Enchanted forest (sweet or dark)
• potions shop
• wizard’s study / library
• secret compartments / secret passageways
• interesting or fanciful homes/buildings (i.e. castles, Victorian houses, mushroom houses, other whimsical houses, haunted houses etc.)
• cute robots (i.e. bird robots or a cute robot like the ones from Machinarium (game by amanita designs)
• art done in the style of World of Warcraft, Creaks (amanita designs), machinarium (amanita designs)
• fantasy creature (i.e. dragons, jackelope, wolpertinger, phoenix, unicorns etc.)
• cute creature/mouse/etc on a journey (i.e. something like a little mouse with backpack and walking stick walking in a strange world. Doesn’t have to be this exactly, but something that evokes the same kind of feeling.)
• birds — songbirds, chickens (girls not roosters), magpies, corvids, crows, ravens, eagles, hawks are favorites, but really any bird will be loved!
• bionic or robot bird
• chickens doing silly things or getting into trouble
• Eggs — birds eggs or dragon eggs or Fabergé
• Harry Potter - themes: Potions, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Luna, Dumbledore, Snape, Hedwig, diadem, sword of Gryffindor, Fawkes, Always, deathly hallows etc.

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I claim @bluebird for pumpkins due 9/16/21!
2/0/0

I’m Laura, and I live in Ohio with my husband, our two teenaged children, our cat Zazzles, and all the wildlife that visits our yard and feeders! Please no gore, nudity, cursing, religion, or politics.

Bulky is fine.

-Artist Choice
-Animal Crossing
-Birds

  • 6 word Covid poem. I started this on another site and need 4 more to fill my page. Examples are “Life in the house is boring,” “Corner store stocked, don’t tell hoarders!”, “Hermit before, hermit during, hermit after.” So create a poem and then illustrate it. (Need 4)
    -Weird things wearing masks (ex, aliens, birds, cereal box) (Need 4)
    -Made Up Movie Poster (Need 6)
    -gnomes
    -Music/Marching Band (flute/sax are what my kids play)

These are series I started years ago. Think Children’s Alphabet books. You choose something that starts with the letter of the theme, illustrate it, write the letter and the word on the card.

Doctor Who: Need A, F, G, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, Q, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Walking Dead (Comic or Show is okay): Need A, B, C, F, H, I, J, K, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Animals: Title (Card with any animal/set and says Animals or something to that affect), K, L, Q, U,V, W, X, Y, Z

General Alphabet (anything you choose): Need E, G, I, J, K, Y, Z

Thank you so much for claiming me!

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I claim lynx2lancer for tbd!

total claims —— 0 in progress claims, 2 in transit, 0 received

I live in the USA.

My preferences:
— Hand drawn or hand painted are my very favorite (of all skill levels!), but please do feel free to do other styles.
— Please no digital prints or printed reproductions of your work.
— I prefer flat paper cards without 3d elements so I can store them in sleeves. If the theme you picked needs to be bulky (i.e. moveable cards) that’s fine too.
— I love glitter & shine, gold/silver leafing, metallic, glow in the dark etc.
— I would prefer not to receive: creepy bugs (things like spiders, wasps, centipedes), clowns, political, nudity/pinups, curse words or blood/gore.

Thank you for claiming me!

Themes:

https://artprompts.org/ - but nothing too creepy or gory please! Please write the prompt on the back so I will know what it is in the future. Please feel free to tweak the prompt if you like if you have a good idea or a way to mash it up with your art style!

• Autumny scene
• Pumpkins
• pretty tea cups or coffee mugs
• Put glitter on it! Either one detail or go crazy and do the entire card with glitter!
• bird wearing a crown
• ostentatious –birds/cute animals/people wearing crazy/bejeweled fashion, jewelry or objects
• a dragon’s hoard
• a magpie’s hoard of shiny things and treasures
• something that would go in a cabinet of curiosities
• fly agaric mushroom in your style (realism, whimsical, papercut etc.)
• Enchanted forest (sweet or dark)
• potions shop
• wizard’s study / library
• secret compartments / secret passageways
• interesting or fanciful homes/buildings (i.e. castles, Victorian houses, mushroom houses, other whimsical houses, haunted houses etc.)
• cute robots (i.e. bird robots or a cute robot like the ones from Machinarium (game by amanita designs)
• art done in the style of World of Warcraft, Creaks (amanita designs), machinarium (amanita designs)
• fantasy creature (i.e. dragons, jackelope, wolpertinger, phoenix, unicorns etc.)
• cute creature/mouse/etc on a journey (i.e. something like a little mouse with backpack and walking stick walking in a strange world. Doesn’t have to be this exactly, but something that evokes the same kind of feeling.)
• birds — songbirds, chickens (girls not roosters), magpies, corvids, crows, ravens, eagles, hawks are favorites, but really any bird will be loved!
• bionic or robot bird
• chickens doing silly things or getting into trouble
• Eggs — birds eggs or dragon eggs or Fabergé
• Harry Potter - themes: Potions, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Luna, Dumbledore, Snape, Hedwig, diadem, sword of Gryffindor, Fawkes, Always, deathly hallows etc.

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I claim bluebird for TBD (probably something Autumny) - Due Sept 19
Claims (total for the month): 1
Sent (in transit): 0
Received: 0
Outstanding: 1

Hello ATC swappers! I live in beautiful Washington state. I keep my cards in baseball card sleeves so please try to keep the bulk down. Please no X-rated nudity or curse words. And please nothing political or preachy religious :stuck_out_tongue: Otherwise have fun and feel free to interpret my themes in any way you like. :grin:

Themes:

  • Artist choice (I’m seriously easy peasy to appeasey)
  • Try something new to you
  • Happy Mail, snail mail, letter writing, etc
  • Song lyrics (esp from musicals, David Bowie, Queen, “oldies”, or something you love!)
  • Rain and/or autumn
  • Fake advertisements for fake products/events
  • Holiday parodies (some ideas: Easter Bunny substitute , Santa’s new suit, unusual Valentines)
  • Spoons/silverware/cutlery/etc
  • Things with wings (that don’t belong together)
  • Found poetry
  • Coffee and/or coffee cups
  • Skunks
  • Jellyfish
  • Foxes
  • Fairies with unusual wings
  • Fairies around the house
  • Red Riding Hood (traditional or altered)
  • Classic Sci-Fi stories/themes (I’m fascinated with how people in the past imagined the future…)
  • Nerdy
  • Literary quotes (esp Lord of the Rings, Cloud Atlas, H.G. Wells)
  • Inspired by famous works of art and/or artist styles, Some Pins of my Favs
  • Play with colors (one color, two colors, all the colors… just have fun!)
  • Bodies of Water (esp rivers and lakes [esp esp the Metolius River])
  • Watercolor practice or painting :slight_smile:
  • Random fact/trivia
  • Postage stamps (real or made-up)
  • Central Oregon (especially Camp Sherman, Sisters, Redmond, High Desert Museum in Bend)

Thanks in advance :kissing_heart:

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I claim Reinikka for tbd (too many good themes!), due 9/20

1/0/0

Hi! I’m Ann, currently in Maryland. I prefer kid-safe (creepy/nature is fine, profanity/R-rated not) & no unsealed microplastics, but otherwise have fun! :slight_smile:

Themes for me:

:world_map:draw me a map (real places small or large, imaginary places, how the inside of your head works… whatever!)
oak trees
**cave paintings/paleoart (see paleoart pinterest)
rain
North American plants & wildlife, or ecosystems (interactions btw several species, etc)
standing stones, or stone ruins
good rocks
creepy victorian-style haunted houses
skeletons/bones
enchanted forest (the potentially dangerous kind, see: pinterest)
labyrinths
something you’d put in a spell book
little good things (something that makes you happy)
*make me a Bottober prompt!

Themes for my 7 year old daughter (fave colors PINK, red, gold, & purple):

flowers
animals (any past or present, especially cute ones)
Magic! (potions, spells, fairies…)
Disney Princesses (esp Frozen II)

I claim thanate for Enchanted Forest - Due Oct 5
Claims (total for the month): 2
Sent (in transit): 0
Received: 1
Outstanding: 1

Hello ATC swappers! I live in beautiful Washington state. I keep my cards in baseball card sleeves so please try to keep the bulk down. Please no X-rated nudity or curse words. And please nothing political or preachy religious :stuck_out_tongue: Otherwise have fun and feel free to interpret my themes in any way you like. :grin:

Themes:

  • Artist choice (I’m seriously easy peasy to appeasey)
  • Try something new to you
  • Happy Mail, snail mail, letter writing, etc
  • Song lyrics (esp from musicals, David Bowie, Queen, “oldies”, or something you love!)
  • Rain and/or autumn
  • Fake advertisements for fake products/events
  • Holiday parodies (some ideas: Easter Bunny substitute , Santa’s new suit, unusual Valentines)
  • Spoons/silverware/cutlery/etc
  • Things with wings (that don’t belong together)
  • Found poetry
  • Coffee and/or coffee cups
  • Skunks
  • Jellyfish
  • Foxes
  • Fairies with unusual wings
  • Fairies around the house
  • Red Riding Hood (traditional or altered)
  • Classic Sci-Fi stories/themes (I’m fascinated with how people in the past imagined the future…)
  • Nerdy
  • Literary quotes (esp Lord of the Rings, Cloud Atlas, H.G. Wells)
  • Inspired by famous works of art and/or artist styles, Some Pins of my Favs
  • Play with colors (one color, two colors, all the colors… just have fun!)
  • Bodies of Water (esp rivers and lakes [esp esp the Metolius River])
  • Watercolor practice or painting :slight_smile:
  • Random fact/trivia
  • Postage stamps (real or made-up)
  • Central Oregon (especially Camp Sherman, Sisters, Redmond, High Desert Museum in Bend)

Thanks in advance :kissing_heart:

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I claim @reinikka for fairies with unusual wings due 10/5/21!
1 claimed/ in transit/ 2 received

I’m Laura, and I live in Ohio with my husband, our two teenaged children, our cat Zazzles, and all the wildlife that visits our yard and feeders! Please no gore, nudity, cursing, religion, or politics.

Bulky is fine.

-Artist Choice
-Animal Crossing
-Birds

  • 6 word Covid poem. I started this on another site and need 4 more to fill my page. Examples are “Life in the house is boring,” “Corner store stocked, don’t tell hoarders!”, “Hermit before, hermit during, hermit after.” So create a poem and then illustrate it. (Need 4)
    -Weird things wearing masks (ex, aliens, birds, cereal box) (Need 4)
    -Made Up Movie Poster (Need 6)
    -gnomes
    -Music/Marching Band (flute/sax are what my kids play)

These are series I started years ago. Think Children’s Alphabet books. You choose something that starts with the letter of the theme, illustrate it, write the letter and the word on the card.

Doctor Who: Need A, F, G, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, Q, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Walking Dead (Comic or Show is okay): Need A, B, C, F, H, I, J, K, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Animals: Title (Card with any animal/set and says Animals or something to that affect), K, L, Q, U,V, W, X, Y, Z

General Alphabet (anything you choose): Need E, G, I, J, K, Y, Z

Thank you so much for claiming me!

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I claim Lynx2Lancer, due oct 14, and we are closed-- see you next month??