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Paper Swap Spring/Summer break: The next Swap starts on 1. August 2015

Samstag, 7. März 2015

Two new art challenges and exchanges- PLEASE SIGN IN SOON!

As you know, this year we have a longer break in our paper swap rounds, so from April-July there are no swaps, BUT there will be two new and –I hope- intriguing and exciting projects, YOU can join now.

  1. The first one will start on 15-5-2015 and it’s called “The uplift box”.

It’s a bit like the old collage box thing (some of you may remember), but slightly different. The box will start from here, filled with 144 (12x12) scraps, images, cut-outs from my piles of magazines and art stuff. You will take from it and add to it and send it on.
Then you create a postcard with the material to send it on as an uplift for someone in need.

If you want to participate, you’ll have to sign in with your full name and mailing address.
You can sign up any time til May 1st. The box will be sent out round May, 15th  2015.

This project is for 20 persons only (or sending it round might take ages), so be quick!

For more infos please send an e-mail to

  1. The second one will start on July, 1st and is called “The question and answer oracle game”.

And this is how it works:

Everyone takes two blank cardboard pieces in the size of postcards and turns them into artful collages/artworks. One with a question on it, the other with an answer. It CAN be the answer to that question, but it doesn’t NEED to!

You can sign in now and start working on it, you have to be ready by July, 1st. Then everyone will send her question card to one participant and the answer card to another. I will make sure that in the end, everyone has got a question card and an answer card and that they both were from different persons.
So finally everyone has an artful oracle with a question and the random answer to it.

Sounds like fun? You can sign in now til June! Please sign in with your full name and your mailing address!

You can of course sign in for both. This is an obligation; please make sure, we can rely on you.

Questions? Just drop me a line!

Sign in via e-mail please, as always it’s

Donnerstag, 12. Februar 2015

Please sign up for the paper swap in March

The swap that starts on March, 1st will be the LAST SWAP for a couple of month. Due to travelling I have to skip April and May Swaps this year and the summer break will go all through June and July, so the next normal swap will be August, 1st 2015.

I think I will organize a quick swap in between and I was also planing a little art challenge, but I'm not sure if I can manage that.

So if you want to use the opportunity, sign up for March Swap. As you know: totally free of themes, total fun, free spirit, easy going.

Are you in? Great! Just drop me a line.

Samstag, 3. Januar 2015

Happy new year!

I wish you all a very joy- and artful new year!

Please sign in for the February Swap now.

You can of course also sign in for the whole year too.

Attention: There will be no swaps between May and August 2015 due to travel and summer break.
Please stay tuned for special art projects during that time.

xox LaWendula

Mittwoch, 3. Dezember 2014

Swaps in 2015

What's new in 2015?

Two important things:

First: Every swap now starts on the first day of the month and no longer on the first Monday.

Second: Every swap has a free theme, so no more special themes, as there have been too many complaints about it. And quite honestly, after 5 years it will be hard to find new swap themes. So free spirit, send whatever you want as long as it is paper related!

If you want to sign in for January or any other swap or even the whole year, you are welcome.

Please note: Due to travelling there might be a longer break during 2015 from April til August, but there will be an art project during the summer. Please stay tuned and check this blog regularly. Thx.

Please sign in at

Have a great new year everyone!

Mittwoch, 19. November 2014

After a PC crash- please sign in again!!!

Dear friends!

I had a serious PC crash, had to buy a new one and lost data.

It would be of great help if you could sign in again for December 2014 and other swaps in 2015, to make sure no-one gets lost in the data nirvana.

Thanks a bunch!

Dienstag, 4. November 2014

December swap

Our December swap will start on Monday, 1.12.2014.

It’s the last swap with a theme: „50 words for snow“. (Which is a great Kate Bush album btw)
So you can swap everything about snow, ice, winter and winter colours. Think big, make it playful.

You can also sign in now for the swaps in 2015. Please spread the fun and tell your friends and blogmates about paper swap.

What’s new?

1. We won’t have theme related swaps anymore. So each swap is a free one and you can trade whatever you like, as long as it is papermade.

2. Every swap will start on the first day of the month.

3. Instead of quick swaps there will be a new project during the summer month June, July and August. Stay tuned.

Attention: There may not be a paper swap in May, due to travelling. But it’s not quite sure yet.

The winners of the giveaway from our 5-years-celebration are:

1. Manuela
2. Kelly
3. Erna
4. Beth
5. Danit


Sign in via e-mail for the December swap or any swap in 2015.

Montag, 6. Oktober 2014

5 years of paper swap!

It was in November 2009 when I started the first paper swap.
The idea was to exchange material for collages and journaling and to get in touch with artists from all over the world.

I am happy that this is still going on and it still is a great joy to do so. Thanks to everyone who has joined the fun!

Please join me on that special day, swap paper (free theme!) and maybe with a bit of luck you will win the giveaway.
On November, 1st I will draw the names of 5 winners for....

1.   The XL envelope with all kinds of collage art stuff from my studio and of course some nice papers!
2. The L envelope
3. The M envelope
4. The S envelope
5. An original collage postcard made by me

You can sign in now, everybody's welcome!

Dienstag, 2. September 2014

October Swap "When autumn leaves will start to fall"

Starting on Monday, 6 of October 2014 we will have the theme "autumn" for gathering and exchanging papers.
I hope you all will enjoy this.

Don't forget to sign in asap, thx!

Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole von Mrsvillevalo

Sonntag, 17. August 2014

September Swap

Ready for a new paper exchange?
Then come on and sign up for paper swap! Newbies are welcome!!!

Our theme will be:

“I’m every woman” (pictures of women thru the years and all over the world)

You can gather all kinds of images and papers which have to do with all kinds of women and girls.
Of course you can add off-topic things to!
Make it playful, make it fun, make it unique! Think outside the box.

Looking forward to hear from you! Start will be on September, 1st, please sign up now!

Dienstag, 29. April 2014

Paper Swap Spring & Summer break

I am flying to London now, so there will be no answer from me on any e-mails during the month of May.

London calling

The next swap will be in September.
Watch out for quick swaps during the summer break.

I will answer e-mails again when I am back in June.
Have a great time everyone!

Montag, 2. Dezember 2013

New swaps in 2014

It was a great swaping year and we had so much fun!

So here we go again and this will be the 5th year of paper swaping with a lovely free spirit swap in November!

If you'd like to join, by all means do, just send me an e-mail to

Themes for 2014

January                              “Everyone is a little gaga” (Weird, odd, strange, alien, extraordinary and eccentric pix and stuff)

February                                          "Crazy swap" (The annual fun!)

March                                “Beauty in everything” (look for the hidden beauty in pictures and stuff)

April                                  “Birds of a feather” (Everything about pairing, friendship, two of a kind)

Spring & summer break, with quick swaps in July and August

September                         “I’m every woman” (pictures of women thru the years and all over the world)

October                             When autumn leaves start to fall“ (everything about fall and autumn)

November                         5 years of paper swap!!! Free spirit swap

December                          “50 words for snow” (All around snow, ice and winter)

Attention! I will be in London during the whole month of May, so no May and June swap this year, but nice quick swaps in between!

Much love, FM

Dienstag, 8. Oktober 2013

Paper swap in November- 4 years of paper swap!!!

We are celebrating 4 years of Paper Swap this month! What a great fun! Thank you all who have made this such a wonderful experience!
Sign in now for the next Paper Swap, starting on November, 4 2013.

It’s about the great 4- the seasons, the elements, the cardinal points, whatever comes in four.

If you are new to paper swap please read the 10 golden rules.

Happy gathering,