Ongoing ATC swap, February 2024

:snowflake: :heart: :snowflake: Ongoing ATCs, February 2024! :snowflake: :heart: :snowflake:


(card by @Lynx, photo by @thanate)

Discussion and Gallery thread is here: Ongoing ATC swap gallery & discussion 2024
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.

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 January 2024
Lettuce Craft member who is organizing this swap: thanate
Sign-up date range: January 1 through January 31, 2024
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 – February 2024
*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?
*Are you able to 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?
*Bonus Q: What’s your favorite valentine-related candy?

CLAIMING:
Starting February 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 & global mail nonsense, 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!

3 Likes

Swappers:
@thanate
@LindyBlues 3/2/0
@jellybean 3/3/1
@bluebird 2/2/2

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 2/17:
jellybean to thanate for Little Good Things :package: 2/16 :gift:

due 2/20:
bluebird to jellybean for tbd :package: 2/9 :gift:
LindyBlues to bluebird for tbd :package: 2/19

due 2/21:
bluebird to LindyBlues for tbd :package: 2/9 :gift:

due 2/27:
LindyBlues to bluebird for tbd :package: 2/19

due 2/29:
jellybean to LindyBlues for sunflowers :package: 2/24

due 3/4:
LindyBlues to jellybean for tbd

due 3/8:
jellybean to LindyBlues for kid-safe jokes :package: 2/24

And the first list is here:

Hi! I’m Ann, currently in Maryland. I prefer kid-safe (creepy/nature is fine, profanity/R-rated not) & please seal any glitter, but otherwise have fun! :slight_smile:

Themes for me:

*draw me a map of:
-someplace real that you love or miss
-someplace that doesn’t exist
-something that’s not a place
-a maze or labyrinth

*something you’d include in a spell book
*things Baba Yaga would keep on her shelf
*Witchy/cottagecore

*things painted or carved on stone (cave art, runestones, garden rocks, etc)
*Simple drawings in ocher & charcoal colors
*Cyanotypes, shadows, fallen leaves printed on the sidewalk by the rain…

*Little Good Things (something that makes you happy!)

*anything from one of my previous lists

Themes for my kid: (favorite colors gold, red/blue/green)

*Anime, especially Legend of Zelda, Studio Ghibli, & (ugh) Demonslayer
*dragons
*Cute animals

1 Like

I claim thanate for Little Good Things, due 2/17.

1/0/0

Hi, I’m Jamie from Michigan, USA. No blood/gore, loose glitter, or bulky cards please (I store my cards in card sleeves in a binder). Any medium is fine!

My themes:
-your favorite book (or a book you would recommend)
-animals (any kind, real or imaginary)
-space
-fairy tales
-mythology
-Dungeons & Dragons
-Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation
-Bob’s Burgers, especially Louise
-Nancy Drew
-zentangle
-gardens
-flowers
-libraries/books
-women in history
-altered playing card
-dinosaurs
-rainbows
-kid card
-good things
-cute monsters
-Winnie the Pooh (any character)
-Animal Crossing
-Pokémon
-inspirobot (https://inspirobot.me/, https://www.instagram.com/inspirobot.me/)
-artist’s choice

1 Like

I claim @jellybean for tbd, due Feb 20

1 / 0 / 0

Hi! I live in the USA.

I prefer flat, paper cards as I store them in a binder. (flat sequins or glitter ok, but no 3D embellishments)
Hand drawn / painted illustration is my fav style (all skill levels!), but please do feel free to do other styles.
I love: shiny, metallics, glow in dark, glittery goodness (sparkle pens or sealed glitter), holographic
Please no digital prints/reproductions of your work in lieu of the original.
No: creepy bugs, bears, clowns, Santas, politics, nudity/pinups/NSFW, curse words or blood/gore.

Thank you for claiming me! :slight_smile:


• Birds
• Hens
• anthropomorphic birds, bunnies, mice
• birds as a famous character (e.g. A bird as Gandalf)
• Birds getting into trouble / doing silly things
• birds/bunnies/mice in clothing
• birds/bunnies/mice wearing a crown
• birds, bunnies, or mice reading
• robot or steampunk bird
• fantasy creature (e.g. dragons, jackelope, wolpertinger, phoenix, unicorns etc.)
• cute woodland creatures (no bears!)
• an autumn forage
• ornate dagger or sword
• treasure
• Geodes
• crystals
• gems
• jewel encrusted object (normal like jewelry or silly like a jewel encrusted wooden spoon)
• Fabergé egg
• a dragon egg
• light in a bottle
• light shadow box
• mysterious
• Enchanted forest (sweet or dark)
• a secret portal

• Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit
• Star Wars - original 3 only - (Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi)
• Lord of the Rings
• Hunger Games (books or movies)
• Harry Potter book series
• Dumbledore
• Snape
• Calvin and Hobbes
• Wallace the Brave
• Red Riding Hood

cute creature/mouse/bunny/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. Like a hobbit on a quest sort of feeling.)

Strange world concept art - (NOT Disney) Illustrate a strange world, like a new world from a video game. Could be futuristic, fantastical, alien. Could be the landscape with strange flora & fauna or rock formations or multiple suns/moons etc, could be the town with buildings. You decide.

apocalypse aesthetic world art - The zombie apocalypse has happened a few years ago. What does the world / terrain / buildings/ landscape look like now? You don’t have to add humans or zombies. I’m thinking more like abandoned places etc.

art done in the style of:
-Edward Gorey
-Mouseguard (comic)
-Creaks (amanita designs video game)
-machinarium (amanita designs video game)
-Iain Mccaig

Inspired by my Pinterest boards: “Art I Like” board, “Harry Potter” board, “Christmas Ornaments” board, or “Beautiful Things” board on Pinterest

A pen and Ink with watercolor

Limited palette art - black/white/grey PLUS one other color (can use all shades of this one color, light to dark). Subject matter is entirely up to you. :slight_smile:

2 Likes

Hello,

I claim @Bluebird for TBD, due Feb. 20th.

Claimed: 1
Sent: 0
Received: 0

Hey, I’m Mariana in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Please no NSFW, horror/gore, Easter Bunny, Santa, or centipedes/millipedes.

My themes for this round are as follows, to be interpreted broadly, as always :slight_smile:

  • typewriters
  • fountain pens
  • interesting facts about the place where you live
  • sunflowers
  • ocean/beach/sea creatures
  • my screen name
  • literal interpretations of popular idioms
  • kid-safe jokes
  • tropical fruit
  • anything listed on my profile

For my kiddo (the youngest, age 9):

  • Unicorns
  • Mermaids
  • Kids’ Triathlon
3 Likes

I claim @lindyblues for tbd, due Feb 21

2 / 2 / 0

Hi! I live in the USA.

I prefer flat, paper cards as I store them in a binder. (flat sequins or glitter ok, but no 3D embellishments)
Hand drawn / painted illustration is my fav style (all skill levels!), but please do feel free to do other styles.
I love: shiny, metallics, glow in dark, glittery goodness (sparkle pens or sealed glitter), holographic
Please no digital prints/reproductions of your work in lieu of the original.
No: creepy bugs, bears, clowns, Santas, politics, nudity/pinups/NSFW, curse words or blood/gore.

Thank you for claiming me! :slight_smile:


• Birds
• Hens
• anthropomorphic birds, bunnies, mice
• birds as a famous character (e.g. A bird as Gandalf)
• Birds getting into trouble / doing silly things
• birds/bunnies/mice in clothing
• birds/bunnies/mice wearing a crown
• birds, bunnies, or mice reading
• robot or steampunk bird
• fantasy creature (e.g. dragons, jackelope, wolpertinger, phoenix, unicorns etc.)
• cute woodland creatures (no bears!)
• an autumn forage
• ornate dagger or sword
• treasure
• Geodes
• crystals
• gems
• jewel encrusted object (normal like jewelry or silly like a jewel encrusted wooden spoon)
• Fabergé egg
• a dragon egg
• light in a bottle
• light shadow box
• mysterious
• Enchanted forest (sweet or dark)
• a secret portal

• Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit
• Star Wars - original 3 only - (Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi)
• Lord of the Rings
• Hunger Games (books or movies)
• Harry Potter book series
• Dumbledore
• Snape
• Calvin and Hobbes
• Wallace the Brave
• Red Riding Hood

cute creature/mouse/bunny/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. Like a hobbit on a quest sort of feeling.)

Strange world concept art - (NOT Disney) Illustrate a strange world, like a new world from a video game. Could be futuristic, fantastical, alien. Could be the landscape with strange flora & fauna or rock formations or multiple suns/moons etc, could be the town with buildings. You decide.

apocalypse aesthetic world art - The zombie apocalypse has happened a few years ago. What does the world / terrain / buildings/ landscape look like now? You don’t have to add humans or zombies. I’m thinking more like abandoned places etc.

art done in the style of:
-Edward Gorey
-Mouseguard (comic)
-Creaks (amanita designs video game)
-machinarium (amanita designs video game)
-Iain Mccaig

Inspired by my Pinterest boards: “Art I Like” board, “Harry Potter” board, “Christmas Ornaments” board, or “Beautiful Things” board on Pinterest

A pen and Ink with watercolor

Limited palette art - black/white/grey PLUS one other color (can use all shades of this one color, light to dark). Subject matter is entirely up to you. :slight_smile:

2 Likes

I claim @Bluebird for TBD, due Feb. 27th.

Claimed: 2
Sent: 0
Received: 0

Hey, I’m Mariana in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Please no NSFW, horror/gore, Easter Bunny, Santa, or centipedes/millipedes.

My themes for this round are as follows, to be interpreted broadly, as always :slight_smile:

  • typewriters
  • fountain pens
  • interesting facts about the place where you live
  • sunflowers
  • ocean/beach/sea creatures
  • my screen name
  • literal interpretations of popular idioms
  • kid-safe jokes
  • tropical fruit
  • anything listed on my profile

For my kiddo (the youngest, age 9):

  • Unicorns
  • Mermaids
  • Kids’ Triathlon
3 Likes

I claim @LindyBlues for sunflowers, due 2/29.

2/1/0

Hi, I’m Jamie from Michigan, USA. No blood/gore, loose glitter, or bulky cards please (I store my cards in card sleeves in a binder). Any medium is fine!

My themes:
-your favorite book (or a book you would recommend)
-animals (any kind, real or imaginary)
-space
-fairy tales
-mythology
-Dungeons & Dragons
-Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation
-Bob’s Burgers, especially Louise
-Nancy Drew
-zentangle
-gardens
-flowers
-libraries/books
-women in history
-altered playing card
-dinosaurs
-rainbows
-kid card
-good things
-cute monsters
-Winnie the Pooh (any character)
-Animal Crossing
-Pokémon
-inspirobot (https://inspirobot.me/, InspiroBot.me (@inspirobot.me) • Instagram photos and videos)
-artist’s choice

2 Likes

I claim @jellybean for TBD, due March 4th.

Claimed: 3
Sent: 2
Received: 0

Hey, I’m Mariana in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Please no NSFW, horror/gore, Easter Bunny, Santa, or centipedes/millipedes.

My themes for this round are as follows, to be interpreted broadly, as always :slight_smile:

  • typewriters
  • fountain pens
  • interesting facts about the place where you live
  • sunflowers
  • ocean/beach/sea creatures
  • my screen name
  • literal interpretations of popular idioms
  • kid-safe jokes
  • tropical fruit
  • anything listed on my profile

For my kiddo (the youngest, age 9):

  • Unicorns
  • Mermaids
  • Kids’ Triathlon
2 Likes

I claim @LindyBlues for kid-safe jokes, due 3/8.

3/1/1

Hi, I’m Jamie from Michigan, USA. No blood/gore, loose glitter, or bulky cards please (I store my cards in card sleeves in a binder). Any medium is fine!

My themes:
-your favorite book (or a book you would recommend)
-animals (any kind, real or imaginary)
-space
-fairy tales
-mythology
-Dungeons & Dragons
-Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation
-Bob’s Burgers, especially Louise
-Nancy Drew
-zentangle
-gardens
-flowers
-libraries/books
-women in history
-altered playing card
-dinosaurs
-rainbows
-kid card
-good things
-cute monsters
-Winnie the Pooh (any character)
-Animal Crossing
-Pokémon
-inspirobot (https://inspirobot.me/, https://www.instagram.com/inspirobot.me/)
-artist’s choice