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Post by Guest on Tue 4 May 2010 - 18:15

ALPHA-2U..(May - 2010).. ATC swap

May 2010
This is the continuation of our ALPHA-2 ATC swap
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Alphabetical ATC swap.
This months (May) title will be: ALPHA-2U. . . . . . folowed by ALPHA-UV and so on.
This ALPHA-2 started in September 2008 and I will run this swap for the full alphabet.
Each month will have a 'Sign Up By Date' and a 'Get It To Me Date'.= last Tuesday in every month
To join in you will need to make 4 portrait style identical ATCs (or as near as possible keeping the colours the same).
ATCs must measure 2.1/2" x 3.1/2" an International Size
Not just computer print-outs please, they must contain some crafting technique, so as to be fair to everyone.

. . . . 'Sign-up by date'.. for ALPHA-2U = Wednesday May 19th
. . . . 'Get it to me Date.. for ALPHA-2U = Tuesday May 25th
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The reason for making 4 ATCs is, so that when your swaps returned you you will receive your own Number 1 of 4 (1/4) back each month and 3 of other peoples to collect.

This gives us all chance to collect 4 complete alphabets whilst keeping a memento of our own Arty work to peruse for further ideas.
If you save the received swaps in a 9 pocket collectors page it is nice to able to view a 3 month swap on each page.


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ This months 3 THEMES
1- Me Teabag . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . ALPHA-2U .. NUMBER-4 .. FLOWERY

2- Karelyn. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Received.. ALPHA-2U..
3- Steph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Received..ALPHA-2U..NUMBER-4 .. FLOWERY..
4- Di. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . Received .. MAy 13th.. ALPHA-2U..NUMBER-4 .. FLOWERY
5- Helen G. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Received .. MAy 11th.. ALPHA-2U..
6-Sue D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Received.. ALPHA-2U..NUMBER-4 .. FLOWERY
7- Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Received .. MAy 18th.. ALPHA-2U..NUMBER-4 .. FLOWERY
8- Tina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Received .. MAy 13th.. NUMBER-4 .. FLOWERY
9-Suzie C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Received ..ALPHA-2U..NUMBER-4
10-Cynthia . . . . . . . . . . . . . Received..ALPHA-2U..NUMBER-4 .. FLOWERY
11-. . . . . . . . . . . . . R
12-. . . . . . . . . R


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Post by thriftycrafter on Tue 4 May 2010 - 19:30

U for me please, I'm sure that must be a cue for some sort of song. Probably involving a cup of tea.

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Post by Guest on Tue 4 May 2010 - 20:34

U 4 Me please.

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Post by Di Masters on Tue 4 May 2010 - 21:14

me please

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Post by mistyrat on Thu 6 May 2010 - 19:25

yes please

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Post by Di Masters on Tue 11 May 2010 - 13:59

Posted pinky this morning Nona.

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Post by Guest on Fri 14 May 2010 - 15:32

me please

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Post by Guest on Sat 22 May 2010 - 13:20

My ATCs posted this morning

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Post by thriftycrafter on Sun 23 May 2010 - 22:15

Going in the post tomorrow, hope that's not too late.

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Post by mistyrat on Mon 24 May 2010 - 17:51

Forgot to post up pinky went off in the post Sat morning.

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Post by Guest on Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 20:20

All PINKYs posted today with a P.O.P receipt.
Photos up later.
We are now on our 4th printer in 2 weeks and still not up and running.
A Kodak all-in-1 printer scanner. Super wehen it worked.
2 replacement ones then a brand new one arrived today. We will try again tomorrow to get it working, then I will be able to put up then photos.

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Post by Guest on Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 21:55

I bought a Kodak ESP9 when I won those Staples vouchers. I am
so disappointed in it. It certainly isn't cheaper to run. The inks are cheaper but
they run out a lot lot quicker than the HP ones I used to get. The printer
itself is very noisy and to be honest I don't like it at all. Unfortunately I am
stuck with it as I can't justify buying another one for a long time.
It went wrong within 2 months of using it - the ink head split.
Afraid I would not recommend them to anyone.

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Post by Di Masters on Fri 4 Jun 2010 - 11:21

Pinky received today, thanks Nona.

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Post by Guest on Fri 4 Jun 2010 - 15:02

I feel this ATC exchange has gone a little flat. Nobody exchanges any
comments about what they have received and am beginning to wonder
if its worth the effort. It's nice to chat about what we do and comment
on what we receive.
Any views or comments ?

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Post by Di Masters on Fri 4 Jun 2010 - 15:15

Don't think it is quite the same as it was, and there seem to be very few joining in now.

I had Barbara H, Tina's (lovely) and Nona's (pretty snowdrops)Flowery ones.
Barbara H, Joy's and Stephs (nice images) Number 4
Barbara H, Joy's and Karelyns letter U

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Post by thriftycrafter on Fri 4 Jun 2010 - 19:24

Steph wrote:I feel this ATC exchange has gone a little flat. Nobody exchanges any
comments about what they have received and am beginning to wonder
if its worth the effort. It's nice to chat about what we do and comment
on what we receive.
Any views or comments ?

So what did you get then Steph, and did you like them?

I always try to put a comment about what I get, and those who get mine will see that I wasn't inspired by the letter U as mine is not very creative this time, although believe it or not it took longer than some of the prettier ones I've done. I just hope people take the rough with the smooth LOL
I received Sue's; Urban Sprawl I like the way the flats are all in blue and the houses different colours at the front, Nona's; Underground with the lovely 3d rock and great artwork, and Helen's; Up, up and away, a very nice piece of shrink plastic.

We're getting near the end now Steph, and I don't think I'm the only one finding these letters trickier, must be harder if you did Alpha 1 as well.
Still trying to think of something for V other than van LOL

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Post by Di Masters on Fri 4 Jun 2010 - 19:34

lol, it is the worst end of the alphabet for sure Karelyn!

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Post by Guest on Fri 4 Jun 2010 - 20:19

I received my pinky today. I got Steph's under the sea, Suzie's my umbrella and Di's unicorn tales. Thanks ladies, all nice editions to add to my alphabet.

Like you Karelyn, I am finding things of ideas for this end of the alphabet harder.

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Post by Guest on Fri 4 Jun 2010 - 21:58

Nona - are you going to carry on running the swaps? I know you
have had problems and printer problems, but I just feel that you have lost interest
in the swaps. You always managed to get the photos etc done before. I love the
ATC swaps - you know that and I want to carry on but I feel there is little input.

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Post by Guest on Fri 4 Jun 2010 - 22:08

For flowers I got Nona's lovely snowdrops (love this one as I love snowdrops),
Tina's flowers which was in a similar vein to the Canny swap one, and Sue's
Pretty in Pink.

For U I got Cynthia's Unlucky 13 (what a great idea - didn't give that a thought
but then I wouldn't as I was born on the 13th), Sue's Urban Sprawl - another great idea, and Barbara's Unicorn.

For 4 I got Cynthia's 4 Corners, Suzie's 4Tune and Nona's 4 points. Some great
ideas this month. Thank you all.

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Post by mistyrat on Sat 5 Jun 2010 - 2:32

Received my pinky today u's from Nona, Di Masters and Steph loved under the sea idea.

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Post by Guest on Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 0:48

I certainly will continue running these swaps folks as I love doing it for us all.

However I/we have had a terrible time for the past 3 weeks now.
DH and I both had new PCs and bought a KODAK wireless printer to go with them.
Good idea if it had worked. The new printer packed up after 3 /4 weeks.
We were told by PC World that we had to contact Kodak direct,not them.
We did and they sent a refurbished printer out within 24 hours. (printer no. 2)
Great service, if it had worked with windows 7. No way would it scan or print properly. This took us hours on the phone to check it out through all the procedures with a phone techy man from Kodak..
They agreed it was faulty after their checks on it.
A label was sent to us to send it back (free post) via UPS. this all happened on the bank holiday weekend so that
was extra delay.
Printer number 2 arrived the same day as the UPS man collected the new one.

We opened it up the next day and checked it out.
Great - it worked. But, had some muck under the scanner glass whick left a blank when used.
Next day we contacted Kodak, and they sent another label in the post.
Label received 2 days later and printer number 2 was collected. (Kodac did send us some free ink for our trouble)
Nice jesture, but, Inks are no good if he printers do not work!
Kodak did say that their software disc was not up to date for windows 7.

(In that case these priinters should not be sold from retailers. That is our opinion)

Another refurbished one arrived the next day, printer number 3.
Would not scan or print properly, so back to he phone again.
In the end Kodak sent us a brand new Wireless printer. (number 4)
This had a later version of their software disk with it.
Yippee we thought.
No it would not run it.
Back on the phone. They gave us a web site to download their latest software version.
That did half work. Only because we have Serif Page Plus X4 could we get it to work.
Lat Friday we had our PCs and printer finally working.
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Oh and in the middle of all this muddle DH was taken seriously ill. Bank holliday weekend.
Saturday 6pm. Phoned the Docs - not available. So NHS direct.
After 3 hours I was debating whether to call an ambulance or dile 999. So, I phoned the chemist and left
DH on his own whilst I rushed down in the car to pick up a prescrition that was supposed to be faxed to them
from our surgery. It had not been sent so it was our surgery who was to blame for the delay of 3 hours
to get antibiotics.

It was 9.45 by the time DH swalloed the tablets.

Last time this illness occured we used NHS direct it was a good service (a blue light job) but not this time.
Our surgery was at fault for not faxing the prescription through to the chemist untill 9.15pm. And the
chemist was shutting at 10. The chemist said "this often happens".

All is well now printer, PCs & DH. He finished the last tablet yesterday.
Today I had new conservatory blinds fitted, ceiling ones. (no Fuller)
Another mess to sort out tomorrow, and I hope to get the photos up as well.

I just hope life gets back to normal again.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 8:02

Oh Nona, you have been through the mill haven't you! Hope that Colin is feeling better, and that you get back to normal.

For the 'flowery' theme I received Joy's pretty vase, Barbara's purple bouquet and Nona's stunning snowdrops (stamp, or drawing?). For the 'Fab 4' I received Joy's 4x table (like it!), Cynthia's number 4, and Sue's 'forehead'. Cracking set of ATC's Grommit!

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Post by Di Masters on Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 12:09

Good grief Nona, what a time you have had. Glad hubby is on the mend.
As for the printer - you have more patience than me!!

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Post by Guest on Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 18:42

Yes Tina we have, and Di I am fast running out of it now as I went to put the photos up and they wont load.
This happened the last month so I think ther are too big and will have to be resized.
So ladies once again you cant see them yet.
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oh no, now we have a leak in our conservatory again. just this minute seen it dripping in.

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Post by Guest on Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 19:15

Here are your ALPHA-2U ATCs


Magic, it worked on the 4th go - - - - - -
I think this is a super lot of 'U's. It is not an easy letter to do and I think the same applies to 'V'
I think you have had some very good ideas for it.

Top Row - Me Teabag, title = Underground. The worms are made using Pebeo and feel really gooey
.. SueD, title = Urban Sprawl ( a nice RS)..
Middle Row - Joy, title = Union Jack.(nice little hand made flag in the middle).. Steph, title = ..
Steph, title = Under The Sea.. Suzie,title = My Umbrella.. Barbara, title = Shy Unicorn..
Bottom Row - Cynthia, title = Unlucky for some. (I laughed at this as I would never have thought of it,
but a lot of folks believe it).. Heleng, title = Up Up and Away. Di, title = Unicorn Tales.. Karelyn, title =
Unifored. ( I like this because it took some working out , that crossword effect)


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Post by Guest on Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 19:27

I can vouch for the upset and angst the dratted printers have cause, i would have lost my temper well before they did, especiallty when the new one arrived and the probs were still there, i saw the super ATC's while they were lined up ready to photograph, but with ilnness and everything else, the photo was delayed, but at least you all got super swaps back, i had to content with seeing them...lol

well all said and done our loved ones must come first.

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Post by Di Masters on Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 20:01

Some lovely ideas there, I laughed when I received Karelyns and saw how she had done it - you will see why when my next lot get to you Nona, and I had already done them!

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Post by thriftycrafter on Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 22:44

Lovely lot, but they are Union Flags not Union Jacks, the Jacks is so called when flown form the mast of one of her/his majesty's ships. Lecture over lol Can you tell my brother was in the Navy? Must try to think of 2 or more word ones too, they are good, like unlucky for osme, very creative.
Glad Colin is on the up, I do hope the printers behave from now on.

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Post by Guest on Sat 12 Jun 2010 - 23:55

Oooh Di now you have me guessing. Well they say great minds think alike, don't they.

Thrifty, things are a lot better now all round. DH is well again and so far the printer/scanner is working but I dont think I will ever trust it
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I am going to try again with the other photos but I think they have changed Photobucket as I have not done anything different with my camera. It is an automatic one so I cant work out what has happened.

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