Monday, 7 May 2012

Au Revoir

It is with sadness that I am forced to bring our monthly ATC swap to an end. For the month of April I have received just 2 sets of ATCs which means that the swap cannot go ahead, and as numbers have been gradually dropping off, I think the time has come to draw things to a close.

I would like to thank EVERYONE who has taken part since we have been going, I have genuinely LOVED hosting the swaps, and have never ceased to be amazed & inspired by your creations when they arrive on my doormat each month.

So, big THANKS for making this so much fun, I do hope our paths cross out there in blogland!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

What Does The Future Hold...?

Firstly, I have pics of the fabulous ATCs made for the March they are:






They are so much better in real life, the photos don't do them justice at all!

Secondly, and sadly, I need to warn you all of the possibility that we may need to bring the swap to an end :( We are only JUST getting enough people joining in at the moment, and so far, for the April swap I have just ONE set of ATCs and am not sure if we will be getting any more. I hope to keep swapping, and if enough people continue to take part, an very happy to keep going, but as it stands, if just ONE MORE person drops out, we won't have enough to make it viable.
For now we will definately keep going, but I felt it only fair to give those of you who join in every month a heads up on the situation.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

EASTER in April

And so onto another swap! April sees a visit from the Easter Bunny, so the obvious theme is...


The usual rules apply (see side bar for a reminder) and as we are only JUST scraping enough participants to keep the swap going, I really hope we see a few more people join us for this one!

To all the regular swappers, a big THANK YOU, and I do hope you can continue to play along.

Pics of March's ATCs will be posted here shortly, and are on their way :)

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Anyone Else Want To Play...?

Just a final reminder about March's ATC swap...there are 3 days left to enter, so if you've not already sent your ATCs, there's still time :) Also, if you haven't yet said you'd like to play along, but have a little time to spare (...I know, I'm joking right???!!!) just let me know and I'll add you to the list; we can hang on a couple of days if necessary.

The theme is GOING GREEN, and details can be found 2 posts below this one.

Thanks to everyone who has already sent their ATCs, they are awesome as always.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Pics of our February ATCs

Here are some pics of the fabby creations from everyone in our February swap. These little beauties are going in the post tomorrow morning. Thanks to everyone who joined the swap, and if you know of anyone else who would like to play along, please spread the word...everyone welcome.







Another superb selection I'm sure you'll agree.

Don't forget March's swap theme is 'GOING GREEN.' Check out the previous post for details.

Monday, 5 March 2012


Oh dear! I just checked and my scheduled post for this month's challenge failed to go live :( So, I've pasted it underneath this, my apology.

Welcome back to Ali's ATC Swap Stop! Many thanks to everyone who joined in last month's swap, pictures of your wonderful creations will be posted in a few days.

This month, we are having a theme which you can interpret in a variety of ways...the title is:


now, that could include using the colour green, using recycled materials in an attempt to 'go green,' or you may decide to do something with St. Patricks Day in mind. The point is, it's UP TO YOU!

As promised, I will be adding a list of themes for the next few months to the sidebar very shortly, so that you can get a headstart if you want to.

Keep checking back for pics of last month's ATCs, and for that list of themes too.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

My Apologies

I am here on bended knee, tail between my legs to beg for forgiveness!! I have to offer my sincere apologies about the January swaps, on top of being really busy decorating at home, 2 of my 3 little ones have been really poorly, so I gave the swaps to my DH to post for me, and I have just asked him about when he posted them, and he confessed that he'd forgotten all about them, and they're still in the glove box of his car!!!! :(

He wasn't home until after last post collection today, so I promise to get them in tomorrow's post first thing (just after I kill my DH that is!!) I do hope you agree that they are worth the wait, and thank you so much for your patience.

It seems that the people who have responded are happy to have themes posted in advance, so I'll get onto that ready to post for next month. If anyone has any burning desire to include any particular theme, please let me know and I'll do my best to include them. :)

Warm regards, Ali x

Sunday, 12 February 2012

January's Amazing ATCs...

Well, all I can say is WOW!
Your ATCs for our January swap are fantastic, I want one of them all! Our 'My Way' theme certainly brought out your best :D
Here they are, in all their glory for you to drool over!







See what I mean? Aren't they great! And each one of our participants has 4 of these beauties on their way to them right now!

If you would like to join our February swap, just drop me a line :)

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

February's Theme

Sorry this is a week late (tut tut!) As there are only 3 weeks left in February, we'll keep it simple and go with the theme of


One of our participants has suggested that we set the themes for the whole year in advance, to give people the opportunity to plan ahead.

This is something I am happy to go along with if other participants would like to do it this way, so please feel free to let me know what you think. I used to run another swap on a forum I belonged to, and I set the themes in worked just fine.

 Please let me know if you are interested in joining our swap, and also what you think about setting themes in advance.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

January's ATC Swap

Firstly, I want to wish you all a

I do hope you have enjoyed your time with family and loved ones.

And so, 2012 brings a new year, a new month, and a new ATC swap here at Ali's ATC Swap Stop!

For January's swap, the theme is:

** MY WAY! **

What does that mean you ask? Well, we want you to create your ATCs in whatever style you feel is your 'signature' other words, you choose and create in the style you feel most reflects you.

The rules will remain the same:
  • Everyone makes 4 ATCs, (all the same OR all different.)
  • Send them to me (addy details upon request) by 31st Jan.
  • Include a SAE (large letter stamp) with your ATCs.
  • Receive 4 different ATCs by return!
That's it!
If you would like to join us, please let me know (leave a comment here or drop me an email.) We need 5 people to join in for the swap to go ahead.