Tuesday, August 18, 2009

ATCs or ACEOs?

This is all a bit confusing. I thought an ATC (Artist Trading Card) was for trading only but they are for sale on eBay.

Apparently, if you call it an ACEO (Art Card, Edition or Original) you can sell it.

And whats more, you can make lots of money. Some of them go for £100s!!!!

Not being one to turn down an opportunity to make some money from something I enjoy doing, I have listed a few.

In fact, I have listed all of these.

And all at 99p plus postage, although if somebody wants to pay £200+ for them, I am not going to complain.

Now, I know this is really going to upset some people but I am still trading them with all the old rules.

The best part of ATCs is getting a lovely surprise back in the post.

I am having great fun on the "ATC Trail" on UKS.

How could I possibly give that up?

And about those digi ones....

I have splashed out on some matt photo paper and am redoing them.

I have also splashed out on a heat gun to redo them with.

I got it on eBay, along with a few powders. All used but at less than £10 including postage, it was a bargain.

The Lady at the Care Home is loving these ATCs as well. She will try anything and the fact that she is getting some gorgeous miniature works of art back, makes it even more fun.

We currently use a photo album to store them but, when she gets a few more, she is going to splash out on a ring binder and some 9-pocket pages.

If anybody would like to trade with her, please use the "Ask me, I might" button on the left to email me.

And now the bad news.

After a lovely two weeks off work, I went back to find that my hours have been cut to 16 instead of 20.

Because of recent events they have had to cut all of the staff hours.

Still, its better than no job at all.

It means that basically I am going to have no spare cash - again"

And just as I was getting used to having a bit to spend on myself.

Another reason for listing these on eBay.

£200+ for each would come in very useful! Actually, £5 each would come in useful.

One or two plans are going to have to wait, like being a sponsor on UKS.

I am sure my crocheted scrapping stuff would sell if only I could get it advertised on there but I don't make enough to justify the expense at the moment and, with the cut in wages, I am not going to be able to afford it from those.

Which brings me to another reason for listing on there - advertising.

And when you list at 99p it is free, so it is free advertising.

So please, don't think too badly of me for trying to sell some.

And if you want to trade, email me!


  1. I think you should go for it ... let's be honest the thoughts of others doesn't pay for new stash now does it!!!

    Let us know how you go X

  2. I hope they sell well for you Enfys
    your A to Z is looking good x Juliet

  3. Sorry to hear about the hours being cut, Enfys. Still, as you say, better a 'small' job than no job. And good luck with the Ebay sales!

  4. Oh they're lovely..good luck with selling!

  5. I saw ACEO's on Etsy too - it took me a while to realise they were ATC's. :P Go for it I say. I hadn't spotted them on eBay but had been tempted to try some on Etsy I must admit. Have you tried your crochet bits on there?

    I've just joined an ATC swap so once I've got that out of the way I'd love to send your lady an ATC, does she mind them being a bit 3D - mine usually end up that way :)

    Off to check out the eBay ACEO's :D

  6. your atcs or aceo's are stunning and deserve to earn much more than 99p!!

  7. Wow, they're gorgeous. I've not gotten into ATCs yet - but I keep seeing them everywhere, and I think it's only a matter of time!

  8. Don't blame you at all Enfys! And to think I was the 1st ATC swappee with you lol - now you have reached 100!


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