Saturday, January 31, 2015

2015 Feb-Mar 'Back to School' Swap is now closed

The Back to School Feb-March 2015 swap is now closed.

Can you please make 8 ATCs, keep one for yourself and send the other 7 to me for swapping on or before 13 March. Thanks for joining in.

1. Angela    Completed/Received
2. Michele         Posted/Received
3. Julie              Posted/Received
4. Mazz            Posted/Received
5. Lyn               Posted/Received
6. Vicky           Posted/Received
7. Lizzy            Posted/Received
8. Catherine      Posted/Received

Monday, January 19, 2015

Feb-Mar 2015 ATC Swap "Back to School"

Happy New Year and welcome back to another year of Ideal ATC Swaps.

The criteria for this swap is:

     Back To School
The school year will be starting soon and as I was buying my son's school supplies for his last year of High School I was thinking about how things have changed over the years.  Maybe I'm showing my age but remember being happy to the blackboard monitor and getting to clean the dusters? Going to a library and looking up index cards to find a book you needed for your project - no google then. Let your imagination run riot with your school experience and feel free to interpret this criteria anyway you like but your ATC must have:
  • Something that reminds you of your schooldays, and
  • Include at least one primary colour (from the colour wheel being red, yellow or blue).


  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 on or 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 Monday 19 January and closes Saturday 31 January.
  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 13 March (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 20 March at the latest).
  8. I will post swaps received on Monday 23 March at the latest so you should all receive your ATCs before the end of the month.
Participation governance:
  • ATC swap numbers will be limited to ten people per swap. 
  • Founding members have automatic entry into each swap (but still need to confirm their participation for each swap).
  • With the exception of founding members, participants will be eligible to take part on a 'first in' registration basis.
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.