Sunday, September 15, 2013

Oct-Nov 2013 ATC Swap Theme


Hi Everyone

The criteria for this swap is:

Black Magic 

Feel free to interpret this criteria anyway you like but make sure your ATC is predominantly  black with a touch of orange colour too.  If you celebrate Halloween, then this is the ideal colour combo for you.  Alternatively, there are many masking and resist techniques which use black as the background base to make other colours pop.  Black chalkboard is also a popular supply at the moment too.  Note: this does not need to be a Halloween themed ATC, it can be any theme so long as it's predominantly black, has something orange and can include other colours too.
If you need some techniques inspiration, Splitcoaststampers has a terrific resources section which you may find useful.
  1. Australian papercrafters are encouraged to participate in this ATC swap.
  2. If you commit to this swap please, out of consideration for all participants meet the set deadlines.
  3. To participate, write a comment to add your name to the list of participants below and I will email you my address details.
  4. Post your ATCs and a stamped self addressed envelope to me by the posting deadline (see 7. below). I recommend that you put your ATCs into a plastic bag to protect them from bad weather.

    Deadline dates:
  5. Registration list for this swap opens Sunday 15 September and closes Tuesday 1 October.
  6. To register to participate, please leave a comment before the closing date. I will then confirm the number of ATCs needed to be made for the current swap.
  7. Swaps must be in the mail to me by no later than Friday 15 Novemer (as mail can take a business week to arrive to me, depending upon where you are located and I should receive them all by Friday 22 November at the latest).
  8. I will post swaps received on Mondy 25 November at the latest so you should all receive your ATCs before the end of the month.
I do hope you will participate - any questions feel free to leave a comment.

What's an ATC?

An ATC is the acronym for Artist Trading Card.
For anyone new to ATCs, it's a small piece of original work that measures 2.5" x 3.5". There is no right or wrong way to create an ATC - you just need to stick to the measurements and the rest is up to your imagination.


  1. Terrific - thanks Vicky. And yes, I'm in too. :)

  2. Me too - love a bit of black magic :)

  3. Count me in! Loved receiving my atcs in the mail today, great job girls :).. Everyone's got a different style, which is great. I can see how this can become addictive lol! Are there any other aussie atc swaps that anyone knows about? xx

    1. Hi Letisha :) Pretty sure there are millions of ATC swaps going on around the world, and if you Google ATC Swap you'll find some of them. If you want an Australian based one there's Inkurable Stampers here:
      or Darkroom Door here:
      Both are bigger swaps, so you need to make more ATC's but if you have the time, why not :D

  4. I'm not really into Halloween but would love to contribute in the colours - orange my fave with black ;) gotta get my craftin thinkin hat on :)

  5. Glad you're joining in ladies. Mazz, I'm not a Halloween girl either, but can think of a few things I can do with a black background and other colours. Now which technique to choose? ;)

    I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. :)

  6. I've just noticed that Spellbinders is coming out with an ATC die set. Hmmm do I need more dies? ;)

    1. You can never have enough dies....or paper, or stamps, or ink, or paint, or lace, or charms, or copics, or stencils or bling, or embossing powders,or.........

    2. LOL - totally agree Michele. :)

  7. Sorry, will need to pass on this one. Today I started sticky taping up my stamp pads ready for moving. We hopefully have sold our home - the people signed the contract today so hoping it goes well as we already had one contract fall through.

    My desktop computer will be getting packed away possibly or being left at my daughters as we will need to live in our caravan as plans have changed with where we will be moving to. So I must make sure my laptop has the details of this blog so I do not lose contact. I will take some papercraft things in the van so might even be able to still take part in the swaps ( but not this one )

    1. Hi Anne-Marie, not a problem. So glad to hear your plans are coming together with the house move. Take care & please keep in touch.:)

  8. I've just closed the swap and there will be 5 joining in this time. Sorry for the delay in closing the swap, I've been lazying on a beach in sunny far north queensland and only returned home to chilly Melbourne tonight. ;)'s back to reality aka work on Monday too. The only crafty thing I did whilst away was write a daily journalling card which I'll put in my family's PL album and will use to prompt me for a couple of traditional 12x12 layouts later.