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NEW Surprise Mystery Craft Challenge

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Swap Coordinator:user551 (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges 
Number of people in swap:30
Last day to signup/drop:May 15, 2006
Date items must be sent by:June 15, 2006
Number of swap partners:1

Some of the participants of the last treasure hunt/mystery craft challenge I hosted contacted me to let me know they had a good time with the last project and enjoyed not having to spend a dime to create..................sooooooo.......... I'm hosting another one!! What it's all about: Create 1 craft that uses all of the following items and mail to 1 swap partner upon completion. You must use all of the following items in a single craft you create. The craft can be anything your creative mind comes up with. 1) The color pink 2) corrugated cardboard 3) a trinket or charm 4) ribbon 5) a printed fabric 6) glitter 7) a paper clip or staple 8) a coin or a key 9) a flower (natural or manmade if natural please be sure it is pressed or dried) 10) a page from any book (text &/or illustrations) Deadline to Signup or Drop: May 15th Deadline to Mail Swap: June 15th


user1175 04/29/2006 #

This list is very inspiring.

user637 05/ 2/2006 #

are you only allowed to use the items on the list or can you those items plus more? thanks!

Erna 05/ 4/2006 #

I would imagine all those plus more - but Karen needs to tell mebers so we can know for sure.

user551 05/ 6/2006 #

Hello- Sorry for my delay in responding to your queries... I still haven't quite gotten used to checking the swap signup pages themselves for questions, as this is a relatively new feature, rather, I had grown accustomed to questions coming directly to me via email. I apologize for keeping all you eager swappers waiting. Yes, Erna is correct. You may use any other additional materials you desire in addition to all the items on the list. Thank you for asking. Happy Swapping Everyone, Karen :-)

user637 05/10/2006 #

perfect! thank you!

user1369 05/15/2006 #

Can the flower be a picture or image of?

user551 05/26/2006 #

Hi Marie- Yes, the flower can simply be an image of a flower from a book, a photo, a magazine etc...or it can be dried, pressed, silk, made of fabric, hand drawn...and so on... Hope this helps.

Erna 05/26/2006 #

Hey - I cannot wait to see the photographs of the things everybody made! I was in such a hurry to send my item off, that I forgot to take a picture of it - so I have an extra reason to want to see the swap results. Hope you all had as much fun as I did. Karen - I'll be keeping an eye out for the next challenge you dream up. I enjoy the creative challenge, and the fact that I could rummage through my "stuff" for supplies. I did not have to buy anything. I am a compulsive hoarder - and your swap was perfect for me! xx Erna

Ketutar 06/ 3/2006 #

Ok - I'm ready with this thing. The "upload images" is for RECEIVED swaps... so if you want to see what I have done, where do I put the picture? It's going to have to wait for next week to be shipped away, as I don't have any money right now. But it's ready, finished, done and packaged ;-)

Ketutar 06/ 3/2006 #

Mine is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/67189100@N00/159246459/

user554 06/11/2006 #

mine can be viewed here: http://melanieelaine.blogspot.com/2006/06/surprise-mystery-craft-challenge-swap.html

Erna 06/15/2006 #

Ketutar & Melanie - Great job!

I was so excited about finishing mine, that I sent it off without taking a picture - so I do hope my partner will take one and post it here!

I am actually starting to worry - I sent it off about a month ago. I do hope that it reaches Melissa - PLEASE let me know when it does!!

This was a swap that really got those creative juices flowing - thanks, Karen. Cannot wait to see ALL the results.

user1369 06/16/2006 #

Sent mine out today- from uk to usa, so it (i)should(/i) get there in time...I hope. If not, really sorry Anne.

There have been some really beautiful pieces! So exciting! I, too, didn't take a photograph...forgot in all the excitement! This was so much fun. Thankyou, Karen.

user637 06/20/2006 #

you can see what i made here: http://hollysplate.blogspot.com/2006/05/surprise-mystery-craft-challenge.html i sent it to marie in england. i just heard it arrived safe and sound and it's hanging in her kitchen! hooray!

scroll down and you'll get a glimpse of what jenny and cristi made, too. we all got together at my house to make our crafts. it was a great way to spend a sunday with friends!

this really was such fun. thank you, karen! i can't wait to see what i get in the mail!

user1185 06/22/2006 #

I am late sending mine out! It will go in the mail Saturday. Please don't give me too many demerits!


Ketutar 06/22/2006 #

I so hope people will be posting pictures :-) It's wonderful how differently we all interprete this :-D I think mine is boring... I love Holly's and Melanies :-) I haven't received my package yet - maybe it's not even sent - but I have sent mine. It should arrive next week.

Erna 06/22/2006 #

I'm very impressed, Holly! Left a comment on your blog, too.

user1056 06/23/2006 #

OOPPs sorry im late in sending out.Just too much on my plate at once. Will go out in the mail first thing monday. Wendy Campbell:)

user1314 06/29/2006 #

I sent mine, but never heard back...

Momta3luv2Quilt 07/ 1/2006 #

Mine was sent but never heard back :( I haven't recieved one yet either...Waiting patiently

user1066 07/10/2006 #

Mine was sent out early, hope it arrived.haven't heard.....still waiting on mine I know it was sent but it takes a while to get down here to NZ

user637 07/13/2006 #

why isn't anyone posting pictures? i'd love to see what creative ideas people came up with for this swap. please post your pictures!

user1066 07/17/2006 #

Still haven't received mine......Donna

Momta3luv2Quilt 07/18/2006 #

Haven't recieved either

Ketutar 07/18/2006 #

I received my gift from Maria in the beginning of July, but I have been away, so I haven't had a possibility to come here and tell this. It's amazing! She created a little book with an insightful little "story" in the covers... It's beautiful and I love it! Obrigado, Maria! I'll be posting a picture when I get batteries to my camera. :-)

user410 07/24/2006 #

as of right now I have not received mine. Seems to be a pattern in swap-bot right now.

user651 07/26/2006 #

Glad you like my surprise Ketutar!!! I took a look of yours at flickr and it's a very inspiring idea! It's so good to have feedback here (and averywhere) :o)

user651 07/26/2006 #

Ohhhh.... I still didn't got my surprise here :o( I changed adress but still have the key of the mailbox to check....

Momta3luv2Quilt 08/ 6/2006 #

Thank you Geri. Recieved today.

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