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Black Cat, Raven or Owl, Oh My!

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Black Cat, Raven or Owl, Oh My!
Swap Coordinator:PaintMyselfPretty (contact)
Swap categories: Themed 
Number of people in swap:11
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 19, 2010
Date items must be sent by:August 26, 2010
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

I love Autumn and the Mystical Animals associated with the Season. In this Swap, you will be sending 2 partners envies or small packages that contain 4 items that feature either a Black Cat, Raven or Owl and decorate the outside of the envie with images of one or more of these beautiful creatures. ( I borrowed this idea from Isabellasnow...Thank you for the inspiration)

Please choose 4 things from this list of items:

-stationary/card/postcard/ATC

-1 sheet of stickers (not too juvenile, please)

-bookmark/large gift tag

-bead/charm/or other jewelry item

-a dictionary page w/ a pic & definition of one of these animals

-1 rubber or clear stamp

-swatch of fabric (at least 6 inch or 15cm square)

-patterned paper

Can you think of anything else? Suggestions and inquiries are most welcome :)

Cards/Postcards and bookmarks can be store-bought or handmade. Please just make sure they are of the quality you would enjoy receiving.... Also, to reiterate, make sure your envie or package is decorated nicely with at least 1 depiction of one or more of these animals. I trust you'll try a bit harder than putting a sticker on it and calling it decorated ;-p

Please have at least a 4.9 or higher rating. If you are a Newbie, please PM me before joining :) This is an International Swap, so please make sure you reinforce your envies well. You may be marked down if it arrives torn with items missing :( I will angel if necessary....but, I hope we are all here to make someone's day and would never dream of Flaking! I understand that emergencies do arise...please PM me in that case. I will ban those I feel iffy about. Sorry!

Not that all that is out of the way....Let's get swapping :)

Discussion

MagicNorth 08/16/2010 #

Oh, I love black cats (and every other color too!!!) and owls. I'm not crazy about ravens though... I don't like them... I do not mind to send them to you but I don't want to receive them. I hope that's OK, because I would love to be part of this swap.

PaintMyselfPretty 08/16/2010 #

I can urge everyone to read comments, but can't guarantee they'll abide :) If you are willing to see what comes your way, please stay and play....love to have you!

weeatcrayons 08/16/2010 #

Oh this sounds fun! I'm watching for now to see if I can do this, but on a side note...I'd love any of the three (or a mixture of all three)!

SIEN 08/16/2010 #

Please can i join your swap, i am a newbie. I love black cats and i really want too join. my craftingmind is inspired by your swap, will you let my know?

PaintMyselfPretty 08/16/2010 #

@SIEN I left you a PM :) @ weetcrayons I hope you can join the fun...the more, the merrier, especially with 2 partners ;-p

ladycregga 08/18/2010 #

One question does each item have to have a raven cat or owl featured? Like the fabric, stamp and paper do they have to have one of the creatures featured on it? Either way I want to join.

Gofeen 08/18/2010 #

What about ATCs? Would they count?

PaintMyselfPretty 08/19/2010 #

@ladycregga ..yes, each item should have either an owl, raven or black cat on it somewhere :)

@Gofeen ..you know, an ATC in place of a card, postcard or stationary would be fine! I'll add them to the list now.

Welcome, you two ;-D

PaintMyselfPretty 08/19/2010 #

@ladycregga ..they don't all have to have the same animal on them, unless you choose to do it that way :) Mix and match is perfectly fine.

PaintMyselfPretty 08/19/2010 #

Just a quick note...I edited the list to include large gift tags (like shipping label size around 4 in x 2 inches or so) store bought or handmade....I lumped it with the bookmark :p

I'll assign partners tonight!

tiaragoth 08/19/2010 #

I love black cats so I just had to join.

papercaper 08/19/2010 #

Love black cats!

Love owls!

I don't think we have ravens in Australia, though we have black crows. Are black crow items OK, or is near-enough not good enough for this swap? (I would understand, re Northern autumnal tradition.) Btw, it's nearly Spring here in the True South, but I'm joining anyway - Heh!

PaintMyselfPretty 08/20/2010 #

@papercaper ..Crows are fine! Close enough for my standards :) Thanks for joining!

ladycregga 08/20/2010 #

I love all three but would prefer cats and owls but what ever I get will be Great!!

papercaper 08/24/2010 #

What about:

  • a lovely photograph of a real black cat? We had a beautiful Oriental cat...

  • handmade stationery - a letter set of 2 papers + 1 envelope?

I like making things that most people buy, and would never send something rubbishy or crap. I take my time and do a nice, neat job. :)

Please let me know as I just realised there's only about 24 hours left! :X Thanks a lot. :)

PaintMyselfPretty 08/24/2010 #

@papercaper I'm sorry, no photos this time around....but a great idea in a future swap! I realize I didn't specify what the stationary set should be....yes, 2 papers + envie is great! I'm sure your time and care will be most appreciated by your lucky recipients!

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