Ongoing ATC swap, September 2023

:maple_leaf: :sunflower: :fallen_leaf: Ongoing ATCs, September 2023! :maple_leaf: :sunflower: :fallen_leaf:


(ATC by @curiousfae, photo by @geekgirl)

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 September 2023
Lettuce Craft member who is organizing this swap: thanate
Sign-up date range: September 1 through September 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 – September 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 was your favorite school art project from when you were a kid?

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 & 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:
@thanate 1/1/1
@Lynx 3/2/1
@bluebird 1/1/1
@GeekyBookworm 2/2/2
@coryjo 2/1/1
@kayrun 2/1/1
@megwell 3/2/2
@LindyBlues 1/0/0

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 9/17:
Lynx to LindyBlues for beach/ocean :package: 9/6

due 9/18:
bluebird to Lynx for tbd :package: 9/16 :gift:

due 9/19:
Lynx to bluebird for found objects collection :package: 9/6 :gift:
GeekyBookworm to Lynx for watercolor landscape :gift:

due 9/20
coryjo to GeekyBookworm for frogs in suits :package: 9/20 :gift:
GeekyBookworm to coryjo for Sarah J Maas universe :package: 9/20 :gift:

due 9/23:
kayrun to GeekyBookworm for tbd :package: 9/27 :gift:

due 9/25:
megwell to kayrun for artist’s choice :package: 9/20 :gift:

due 9/26:
thanate to megwell for the Count :package: 9/23 :gift:
megwell to thanate for tbd(LGT) :package: 9/20 :gift:

due 10/1:
kayrun to megwell for TV sleuths (or the Count)

due 10/5:
coryjo to kayrun for watercolor

due 10/8:
Lynx to coryjo for dad jokes

due 10/11:
megwell to Lynx for item of clothing
LindyBlues to megwell for The Count

First list is from @LindyBlues from August:

Hi, I’m Mariana and I live in Ontario, Canada.

Please no horror/gore, NSFW/nudity, santa, Easter bunny, or centipedes.

Themes:
Sunflowers
Summer
Beach/the ocean/sea creatures (real or mythical)
books/reading
writing, especially old-fashioned writer themes like typewriters, fountain pens, etc.
Draw your day (your actual day or your ideal day)—thank you to another Lettuce Crafter for the idea; I can’t recall who it was.
Depict a decade
Artist’s Choice

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I claim @LindyBlues for the beach/ocean due Sept 17.
1 claimed
0 sent
0 received

Hi, I’m Laura and I live in Ohio. Please limit foul language and no gore.

Themes:
Adult Merit Badge
Pair of Socks
Animal Crossing
Portrait of Yourself as an animal
Watercolor Landscape
Birds
Make Believe Movie Poster
Under the Sea
Non-Paper
Artist Choice

Thanks for claiming me!

3 Likes

I claim Lynx for tbd, due Sept 18

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.
No: creepy bugs, bears, clowns, Santas, politics, nudity/pinups/NSFW, curse words or blood/gore.
Please no digital prints/reproductions of your work in lieu of the original.

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
• herbs (real or fantasy)
• found objects collection
• fancy high heels
• 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
• Zangarmarsh (giant glowing mushrooms from World of Warcraft video game)
• Ancona Chicken (from World of Warcraft video game)
• Overhead Drone shot of something interesting (real or imaginary) (e.g. volcano, architecture, natural formation, fantasy world, etc.)
• Your favorite coffee shop
• Journaling aesthetic
• art journaling
• diadem of Ravenclaw
• sword of Gryffindor
• Dumbledore
• Snape
• Calvin and Hobbes
• Wallace the Brave
• Alice In Wonderland
• Labyrinth (1986 movie)
• Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit
• dark crystal (1982 film)
• Star Wars - original 3 only - (Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi)
• Princess Bride (1987)
• Lord of the Rings
• Twilight (books or movies)
• Vampire Diaries (tv show)
• Walking Dead
• Hunger Games (books or movies)

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.)

Limited palette art - black/white/grey PLUS one other color (can use all shades of this one color, light to dark)

• art done in the style of:
-James Christensen
-Edward Gorey
-Mouseguard (comic)
-Creaks (amanita designs video game)
-machinarium (amanita designs video game)
-The Long Dark (video game)
-Dorfromantik (video game)

• Inspired by my “Art I Like” board on Pinterest

1 Like

I claim @bluebird for found objects collectIon due Sept 19.
2 claimed
0 sent
0 received

Hi, I’m Laura and I live in Ohio. Please limit foul language and no gore.

Themes:
Adult Merit Badge
Pair of Socks
Animal Crossing
Portrait of Yourself as an animal
Watercolor Landscape
Birds
Make Believe Movie Poster
Under the Sea
Non-Paper
Artist Choice

Thanks for claiming me!

2 Likes

I claim @Lynx for watercolor landscape due 9/19.
HI!!! I’m Savannah. I really enjoy making ATCs and receiving ATCS! I hope you have fun with my themes!

My themes:

  • Animals playing Instruments
  • Frogs in Suits
  • Pigs with Wings
  • Funky Dinosaurs
  • Personified Objects
  • My name (GeekyBookworm)
  • Artist Choice
2 Likes

I claim GeekyBookworm for Frogs in Suits.

Due 9/20/23
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

1 Like

I claim coryjo for Sarah J. Maas Universe due 9/20.

2/0/0
HI!!! I’m Savannah. I really enjoy making ATCs and receiving ATCS! I hope you have fun with my themes!

My themes:

  • Animals playing Instruments
  • Frogs in Suits
  • Pigs with Wings
  • Funky Dinosaurs
  • Personified Objects
  • My name (GeekyBookworm)
  • Artist Choice
1 Like

I claim @GeekyBookworm for tbd, due 9/23.
1/0/0

Hi,
I’m Karen G from SC (USA). I prefer flat cards at this time, and family friendly.
Thank you for crafting for me!

My themes:
world languages
trees
cabin in the woods
sandcastles
positive quotes
books
watercolor
cowboy boots
artist’s choice

1 Like

I claim kayrun for artist’schoice, due 9/25

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”
-the Count from Sesame Street
-Zombie Bob Ross
-”You were a Halloween-denier of the second degree”
-Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
-James Whitcomb Riley’s “The Raggedy Man” (The Raggedy Man by James Whitcomb Riley | Poetry Foundation) or “When the Frost Is on the Punkin” (https://indianamemory.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/JWRiley/id/6283/rec/2)

2 Likes

I claim megwell for the Count, due 9/26

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)

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

I claim @thanate for TBD, due 9/26

Claims (total for the month): 2
Sent (in transit): 0
Received: 0
Outstanding: 2

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”
-the Count from Sesame Street
-Zombie Bob Ross
-”You were a Halloween-denier of the second degree”
-Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
-James Whitcomb Riley’s “The Raggedy Man” (The Raggedy Man by James Whitcomb Riley | Poetry Foundation) or “When the Frost Is on the Punkin” (https://indianamemory.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/JWRiley/id/6283/rec/2)

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I claim @megwell for TV sleuths or the Count, due 10/1
2/0/0

I’m Karen G from SC (USA). I prefer flat cards & family friendly.
Thanks in advance for crafting for me!

My themes:
world languages (esp Asian languages with their distinctive lettering style)
trees
cabin in the woods
sandcastles
positive quotes
books
watercolor
cowboy boots
artist’s choice

2 Likes

I claim Kayrun for watercolor.

Due 10/5/23
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

2 Likes

I claim @coryjo for dad jokes due Oct 8.
3 claimed
2 sent
2 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
2 Likes

I claim @Lynx for an item of clothing, due 10/11

Claims (total for the month): 3
Sent (in transit): 1
Received: 1
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”
-the Count from Sesame Street
-Zombie Bob Ross
-”You were a Halloween-denier of the second degree”
-Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
-James Whitcomb Riley’s “The Raggedy Man” (The Raggedy Man by James Whitcomb Riley | Poetry Foundation ) or “When the Frost Is on the Punkin” (https://indianamemory.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/JWRiley/id/6283/rec/2 )

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I’m very late to the game, but I’m going to join in all the fun now that I’m (mostly) caught up with my other mail :heart:

I claim @megwell for -the Count from Sesame Street, due October 11th.

1 claimed
0 sent
0 received

Hello,

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

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

My themes for this month’s swap:

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