Ongoing ATC Swap November 2023

:maple_leaf::fallen_leaf: Ongoing ATCs, November 2023! :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf:


(card by @curiousfae, photo by @LyndyBlues)

Discussion and Gallery thread is here: Ongoing ATC swap gallery & discussion 2023
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 November 2023
Lettuce Craft member who is organizing this swap: thanate
Sign-up date range: November 1 (ok, 2 really…) through November 30, 2023
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 – November 2023
*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 feast-day food?

CLAIMING:
Starting November 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!

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Swappers:
:rainbow: @thanate 2/2/2
:rainbow: @bluebird 1/1/1
:rainbow: @Lynx 3/3/3
:rainbow: @LindyBlues 1/1/1
:rainbow: @curiousfae 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 Nov 19:
bluebird to thanate for tbd :package: 11/17 :gift:

due Nov 22:
LindyBlues to bluebird for fantasy creature :package: 11/9 :gift:

due Nov 29:
Lynx to LindyBlues for literal idiom :package: 11/27 :gift:

due Nov 30:
thanate to Lynx for clothing :package: 12/4 :gift:

due Dec 2:
Lynx to thanate for map or stone :package: 11/27 :gift:
curiousfae to Lynx for artist’s choice (apron) :package: 11/20 :gift:

due Dec 9:
Lynx to curiousfae for bridges :package: 11/27 :gift:

due Dec 13:
thanate to Lynx for more clothing :package: 12/4 :gift:

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First list:

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 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
*Hallowe’en with something witchy, fall nature, skeletons/graveyards, creepy victorian architecture

*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, yellow, orange, blue & green)

*anything Legend of Zelda, especially BotW/TotK
*dragons
*Illustrated recipes for potions
*candy

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I claim thanate for tbd, due Nov 19

1 / 1 / 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.
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.)

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:

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I claim @bluebird for fantasy creature, due November 22nd.

Claimed 1
Sent 0
Received 0

Hey, I’m Mariana and I’m in Ontario, Canada.

Please don’t send me horror/gore, NSFW, Santa, Easter bunny, or centipedes.

My themes for this round are as follows, and broad interpretation is encouraged :slight_smile:

  • sunflowers
  • beach/ocean
  • jazz, blues, swing dancing
  • literal interpretations of popular idioms
  • I’m NOT dreaming of a white Christmas
  • any theme listed on my profile
  • artist’s choice

Thanks for claiming me!

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I claim @lindyblues for literal interpretation of popular idiom due Nov 29
1 claimed
0 sent
0 received

Hi! Laura here, I live in Ohio. Please limited swearing and nudity. No gore. Thanks for claiming me.

Themes:
I’ve decided to expand on my “pair of socks” theme to other garments. If you claim one of these, you are only designing the garment itself, no background. Outlining edges are okay. It kind of makes me think of paper dolls…only without the dolls.

Pair of Socks
Any type of hat (ball cap, winter hat, etc)
Shirt
Dress
Footwear (shoes, boots, sandals, flip flops, etc)
Pair of pants
Shirt or Skort
Swimsuit
Coat or hoodie (any season)
Mittens/gloves
-Scarf
Jewelry (rings, necklace, bracelet, etc)
If that doesn’t suit your fancy:

birds
sunsets
silly affirmations
illustrate an idiom (like, "make a mountain out of a molehill)
Weather (in the style of "Cloudy with a chance of _____) Doesn’t have to be food
Animal Self- Portrait
Artist Choice

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I claim Lynx for an article of clothing, due 11/30

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 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
*Hallowe’en with something witchy, fall nature, skeletons/graveyards, creepy victorian architecture

*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, yellow, orange, blue & green)

*anything Legend of Zelda, especially BotW/TotK
*dragons
*Illustrated recipes for potions
*candy

I claim @thanate for either a map or something painted/carved in stone due Dec 2
2 claimed
0 sent
0 received

Hi! Laura here, I live in Ohio. Please limited swearing and nudity. No gore. Thanks for claiming me.

Themes:
I’ve decided to expand on my “pair of socks” theme to other garments. If you claim one of these, you are only designing the garment itself, no background. Outlining edges are okay. It kind of makes me think of paper dolls…only without the dolls.

Pair of Socks
Any type of hat (ball cap, winter hat, etc)
Shirt
Dress
Footwear (shoes, boots, sandals, flip flops, etc)
Pair of pants
Shirt or Skort
Swimsuit
Coat or hoodie (any season)
Mittens/gloves
-Scarf
Jewelry (rings, necklace, bracelet, etc)
If that doesn’t suit your fancy:

birds
sunsets
silly affirmations
illustrate an idiom (like, "make a mountain out of a molehill)
Weather (in the style of "Cloudy with a chance of _____) Doesn’t have to be food
Animal Self- Portrait
Artist Choice

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I’m claiming @Lynx artist choice
Due 2023-12-02T05:00:00Z
1 claim
0 sent

Hi! I’m Kelli in Michigan. No restrictions. All themes can be combined. Artists choice always excepted.

Themes:
Self portrait
Stars
Winter carnival
Frog and toad
Altered playing card
Bicycle
Fantastical underground view of an animals den (think ant farm type perspective)
Rotary phones
Bridges
Use makeup to color a portrait
Alter a magazine/book photo
Greek gods
Baby elephant
Colorful bowl of candy
Ink blot creation
Starlings
Tent in the woods
Pine cones
House plants
Fire place

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I claim @curiousfae for bridges due Dec 9
3 claimed
0 sent
0 received

Hi! Laura here, I live in Ohio. Please limited swearing and nudity. No gore. Thanks for claiming me.

Themes:
I’ve decided to expand on my “pair of socks” theme to other garments. If you claim one of these, you are only designing the garment itself, no background. Outlining edges are okay. It kind of makes me think of paper dolls…only without the dolls.

Pair of Socks
Any type of hat (ball cap, winter hat, etc)
Shirt
Dress
Footwear (shoes, boots, sandals, flip flops, etc)
Pair of pants
Shirt or Skort
Swimsuit
Coat or hoodie (any season)
Mittens/gloves
-Scarf
Jewelry (rings, necklace, bracelet, etc)
If that doesn’t suit your fancy:

birds
sunsets
silly affirmations
illustrate an idiom (like, "make a mountain out of a molehill)
Weather (in the style of "Cloudy with a chance of _____) Doesn’t have to be food
Animal Self- Portrait
Artist Choice

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I claim Lynx for a second piece of clothing, due 12/13

2/0/0

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:

*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
*Hallowe’en with something witchy, fall nature, skeletons/graveyards, creepy victorian architecture

*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, yellow, orange, blue & green)

*anything Legend of Zelda, especially BotW/TotK
*dragons
*Illustrated recipes for potions
*candy

December is here and we’re taking a break until the new year. Happy year-end holidays!

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