Ongoing ATC swap, October 2023

:maple_leaf: :jack_o_lantern: :fallen_leaf: Ongoing ATCs, October 2023! :maple_leaf: :jack_o_lantern: :fallen_leaf:


(card by @bluebird, photo by @Lynx)

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 October 2023
Lettuce Craft member who is organizing this swap: thanate
Sign-up date range: October 1 through October 31, 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 – October 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: Halloween or Day of the Dead?

CLAIMING:
Starting October 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!

1 Like

Swappers:
:rainbow: @thanate 2/2/2
:rainbow: @LindyBlues 4/4/4
:rainbow: @curiousfae 4/4/4
:rainbow: @megwell 2/2/2
:rainbow: @coryjo 2/2/2
:rainbow: @Lynx 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 10/16:
LindyBlues to thanate for map of something that’s not a place :package: 10/10 :gift:

due 10/20:
thanate to LindyBlues for sunflowers :package: 10/7 :gift:

due 10/22:
megwell to thanate for tbd (candy) :package: 10/12 :gift:

due 10/25:
LindyBlues to megwell for time machines :package: 10/17 :gift:

due 10/27:
coryjo to LindyBlues for sunflowers :package: 10/19 :gift:
LindyBlues to coryjo for dad jokes :package: 10/17 :gift:

due 10/28:
curiousfae to LindyBlues for tbd :package: 10/24 :gift:

due 10/29:
megwell to curiousfae for mysterious gentleman :package: :gift:
curiousfae to megwell for tbd :package: 10/24 :gift:

due 10/31:
LindyBlues to curiousfae for tbd :package: 10/24 :gift:

due Nov 1:
Lynx to LindyBlues for tbd :package: 10/30 :gift:
curiousfae to Lynx for tbd :package: 10/24 :gift:

due Nov 2:
Lynx to curiousfae for 3 of hearts :package: 10/30 :gift:

due Nov 6:
coryjo to Lynx for swimsuit :package: 11/4 :gift:

due Nov 11:
curiousfae to coryjo for mid-century snark (not shark…) :package: 11/1 :gift:

due Nov 14:
thanate to curiousfae for tbd :package: 11/13 :gift:

And a 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

I claim @thanate for “map of something that’s not a place,” due October 16th.

Hello! I’m Mariana in Ontario, Canada. Please don’t send me anything NSFW, horror/gore, Santa, Easter bunny, or centipedes.

1 claimed
0 sent
0 received

My themes for this round are below, and they can be interpreted very broadly—I’m not picky :slight_smile:

  • Back to the Future (any of the 3 movies or the trilogy as a whole)
  • Interesting or quirky stuff about the place where you live (or were born/grew up)
  • Sunflowers
  • Gratitude
  • Swing Dancing, specifically Lindy Hop or Blues
  • Literal interpretation of popular idioms
  • Word puns or other clean/silly jokes
  • I’m NOT thinking of a white Christmas
  • Any other theme listed on my profile

Thank you :slight_smile:

I claim LindyBlues for more Sunflowers, due Oct 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:

*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 I’m not sure yet, due 10/22

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
-adult merit badge
-time machines
-the Berenstain Bears
-Poe’s “The Raven”
-Zombie Bob Ross
-You were a Halloween-denier of the second degree
-You’re not a ghost; I’m not afraid of you
-Skating skeleton
-Pick three: Incorporate three of the following elements in your card

  • Chevron/arrow
  • Grid
  • Wings
  • Dinosaur
  • Unexpected materials
  • Cool color(s)
1 Like

I claim @megwell for “Time Machines,” due October 25th.

Hello! I’m Mariana in Ontario, Canada. Please don’t send me anything NSFW, horror/gore, Santa, Easter bunny, or centipedes.

2 claimed
1 sent
0 received

My themes for this round are below, and they can be interpreted very broadly—I’m not picky :slight_smile:

  • Back to the Future (any of the 3 movies or the trilogy as a whole)
  • Interesting or quirky stuff about the place where you live (or were born/grew up)
  • Sunflowers
  • Gratitude
  • Swing Dancing, specifically Lindy Hop or Blues
  • Literal interpretation of popular idioms
  • Word puns or other clean/silly jokes
  • I’m NOT thinking of a white Christmas
  • Any other theme listed on my profile

Thank you

1 Like

I claim LindyBlues for Sunflowers.

Due 10/27/23
1/0/0

I live in Colorado. I don’t have a preference on type of card, I love seeing what individual artists come up with. I’m ok with glitter as long as it won’t fall off. I’m good with NSFW images and words.

• mid-century ads modified (taking the imagery and making it snarky)
• dark academia
• anything book related
• Outlander (books or show)
• Sarah J Maas universe (Throne of Glass especially)
• dad jokes
• botanical
• Victorian imagery
• forest
• artist choice
• Halloween

2 Likes

I claim @coryjo for “dad jokes,” due October 27th.

Hello! I’m Mariana in Ontario, Canada. Please don’t send me anything NSFW, horror/gore, Santa, Easter bunny, or centipedes.

3 claimed
1 sent
0 received

My themes for this round are below, and they can be interpreted very broadly—I’m not picky :slight_smile:

  • Back to the Future (any of the 3 movies or the trilogy as a whole)
  • Interesting or quirky stuff about the place where you live (or were born/grew up)
  • Sunflowers
  • Gratitude
  • Swing Dancing, specifically Lindy Hop or Blues
  • Literal interpretation of popular idioms
  • Word puns or other clean/silly jokes
  • I’m NOT thinking of a white Christmas
  • Any other theme listed on my profile

Thank you

2 Likes

Ok! I’m finally able to claim since I just finished up my items for a big swap. So, hey. Hi. I missed you guys. lol

I claim @LindyBlues for TBA
Due 2023-10-28T04:00:00Z

1 claim
0 sent
0 recd

I’m Kelli! No restrictions. Let your flag fly!

My themes (to be interpreted and combined as you’d like)
Artist choice
Punk rock
Travel van
Eclipse
Spooky scene
Mysterious gentleman
Gypsy
Three of hearts
Disco
Crow goddess
Pile of leaves
Beetle
Coffee cup
Groundhog
Curiousfae
Winter song bird
Crystals
Campfire
Tattooed
Folk art animal

2 Likes

I claim @curiousfae for mysterious gentleman?, due 10/29

Claims (total for the month): 2
Sent (in transit): 1
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
-adult merit badge
-time machines
-the Berenstain Bears
-Poe’s “The Raven”
-Zombie Bob Ross
-You were a Halloween-denier of the second degree
-You’re not a ghost; I’m not afraid of you
-Skating skeleton
-Fire up your playlist and make a card inspired by what comes on (lyrics, themes, the beat–interpret this prompt however you like)
-Pick three: Incorporate three of the following elements in your card

  • Chevron/arrow
  • Grid
  • Wings
  • Dinosaur
  • Unexpected materials
  • Cool color(s)
1 Like

I claim @megwell for TBD
Due 2023-10-29T04:00:00Z

2 claims
0 sent
0 recd

I’m Kelli! No restrictions. Let your flag fly!

My themes (to be interpreted and combined as you’d like)
Artist choice
Punk rock
Travel van
Eclipse
Spooky scene
Mysterious gentleman
Gypsy
Three of hearts
Disco
Crow goddess
Pile of leaves
Beetle
Coffee cup
Groundhog
Curiousfae
Winter song bird
Crystals
Campfire
Tattooed
Folk art animal
Movie poster
Book nook type scene

1 Like

I claim @curiousfae for TBD, due October 31st.

Claimed: 4
Sent: 3
Received: 0

Hello! I’m Mariana in Ontario, Canada. Please don’t send me anything NSFW, horror/gore, Santa, Easter bunny, or centipedes.

My themes for this round are below, and they can be interpreted very broadly—I’m not picky :slight_smile:

  • Back to the Future (any of the 3 movies or the trilogy as a whole)
  • Interesting or quirky stuff about the place where you live (or were born/grew up)
  • Sunflowers
  • Gratitude
  • Swing Dancing, specifically Lindy Hop or Blues
  • Literal interpretation of popular idioms
  • Word puns or other clean/silly jokes
  • I’m NOT thinking of a white Christmas
  • Any other theme listed on my profile

Thank you :slight_smile:

1 Like

I claim @lindyblues for TBD due Nov 1.
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
1 Like

I claim @Lynx for artistic choice (probably a garment)
Due 2023-11-02T04:00:00Z

3 claims
0 sent
0 recd

I’m Kelli! No restrictions. Let your flag fly!

My themes (to be interpreted and combined as you’d like)
Artist choice
Punk rock
Travel van
Eclipse
Spooky scene
Mysterious gentleman
Gypsy
Three of hearts
Disco
Crow goddess
Pile of leaves
Beetle
Coffee cup
Groundhog
Curiousfae
Winter song bird
Crystals
Campfire
Tattooed
Folk art animal
Movie poster
Book nook type scene
Frog and toad
Wind in the willows

2 Likes

I claim @curiousfae for 3 of hearts due Nov 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
1 Like

I claim @Lynx for swimsuit.

Due 11/6/23
2/1/0

I live in Colorado. I don’t have a preference on type of card, I love seeing what individual artists come up with. I’m ok with glitter as long as it won’t fall off. I’m good with NSFW images and words.

• mid-century ads modified (taking the imagery and making it snarky)
• dark academia
• anything book related
• Outlander (books or show)
• Sarah J Maas universe (Throne of Glass especially)
• dad jokes
• botanical
• Victorian imagery
• forest
• artist choice
• Halloween

1 Like

I claim @coryjo for mid century snark
Due 2023-11-11T05:00:00Z

4 claims
3 sent
0 recd

I’m Kelli! No restrictions. Let your flag fly!

My themes (to be interpreted and combined as you’d like)
Artist choice
Punk rock
Travel van
Eclipse
Spooky scene
Mysterious gentleman
Gypsy
Three of hearts
Disco
Crow goddess
Pile of leaves
Beetle
Coffee cup
Groundhog
Curiousfae
Winter song bird
Crystals
Campfire
Tattooed
Folk art animal
Movie poster
Book nook type scene
Frog and toad
Wind in the willows

1 Like

I claim curiousfae for tbd, due 11/14, and we are closed!