Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Stuck on Canada Contest winners

I have been very remiss in closing this contest and drawing a winner.  I used Random.org to help me. 
The winner of the Stuck on Canada card is Beth Niquette.
Since I was so slow, I chose a second winner of an as of yet unknown card, Violet Sky.

I'll be sending emails to both winners.
Thanks all for entering.  Stay tuned for a Nancy Drew postcard contest.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Stuck on Canada - contest

Just as we were all set to have some work done up on our roof, the skies opened and that white fluffy stuff started to fall.  It coated my house and yard.  Maybe tomorrow it will stay clear and the work can get done.
The wonderful card is from The Postcard Factory.  I know this has happened to me when I was young, very young, it really hurts to pull rip your tongue off that cold metal.
I was asked if we really do something that an adult knows is so wrong.  Well, as a kid, either you are dared to do it, or your curiosity gets the better of you and you stick out your tongue and the rest just hurts. Dumb yes, but it happens.
Be sure to leave a comment, as one lucky commenter will win this postcard and I'll write on it and mail it to you (unless you really want it in an envelope).  yippee, real mail.  Open to all.  Make sure I can contact you, if you are a no reply commenter, include your email.

For more postal fun, visit The Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard Friendship Friday.  All are invited to post a link to their recent postcard post.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Beautiful Nurnberg

views in the city of Nurnberg, Germany
Received via Postcrossing.com

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Welcome to Friesland

Received via Postcrossing.com
this lovely map card features sites from the northern area of the Netherlands, which is called Friesland.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Taurage Castle

Received via Postcrossing.com
The Taurage Castle.  The sender told me that this was originally used for defense, then as an asylum, a hotel and currently hosts an art school. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Dreaming of Summer

I'm feeling a bit patriotic today and decided to send this card off to a far away friend.  It features 3 of the widely popular Muskoka style chairs.  These are found on decks and cottages all around the country.  The card if from Canada Post and was designed by Karen Smith Design.

For more postal fun, be sure to visit The Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard Friendship Friday.  After visiting, send a postcard to someone and make them smile.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Is he a Jack-o-Lantern or a Halloween Man?

The third installment of the Halloween cards that I am sending this year.  They are from a postcard book from The Laughing Elephant.  They are posted for your visual enjoyment on the site only.  Do not copy them.  If you wish your own copy, then please purchase the book.

sending this to a paternal aunt

off the my sister

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A BeWitching Time of Year

Some Halloween cards that I am sending out.  Cards are from The Laughing Elephant Company.  Do not copy these images.  They are for your visual enjoyment while you are visiting this blog.  If you want the image, then please purchase the postcard book.

Check the darlings peeking in the window.
Sending this to a paternal aunt.

off to my mother

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Cards in the Mail

What fun to be sending Halloween themed cards to my family and friends.  I'll break this into a couple of post this week.  The cards are from Darling & Company (aka the Laughing Elephant).  You can read my review of the post card book on my other blog.

Do not copy these images. They are for your visual enjoyment on this site only.  If you want the image for yourself, please purchase the book.

To my grandmother

Sending to one of my maternal aunts

to a family friend

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunset in Belarus

As this card will attest, there are gorgeous sunsets to be found the world over.  This one is from Belarus.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Any Time is good for Tea Time

Beauty and the Beast if my sister's favourite movie.  Several years ago she bought me a little sculpture of Mrs. Potts and Chip, so it's appropriate that she sent me this postcard.
Maria, at Connections to the World, has posted a card from this movie that features Belle.
Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted by the Best Hearts are Crunchy.  You are invited to visit the site and add a link to your recent postcard related post.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Finnish Wetland Plants

I have been a member of Postcrossing for a few years and have received several very unique cards.  This is my first custom one.  It's an image of a common wetland plant found in Finland.  It's creator referred to it as a cotton grass.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Beautiful British Columbia

It's been far too long since I paid enough attention to this blog.  I'm going to make a concerted effort at correcting that.  A small stash of cards has been collecting on my desk and I plan to share them with you in the next weeks as well as send out several more.  Hope you'll join with me and send out a few yourself.

My sister, the other creator of this blog, sent me this lovely card while she was visiting Vancouver last week.  Really makes me want to visit there.  This card is published by Ann's Island Photography in Victoria, BC.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

And he asked for an aboriginal card

I signed up to send a card to a postcrosser today.  He had a huge list of preferred cards to select from.  I jumped at the 'aboriginal ' card.  I think this one will fit the bill.  Off it goes to Germany.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Angels in the Mail

These two postcards were made by my mother and were sent to the winner of one of my contests.  They went directly in the mail with a stamp attached to the back. If you are wondering how they fared, then visit with Roslyn at Ros the Quilter and take a close look.  They are mostly unmarked.  The second card has a band of orange code marks along the bottom, but I think that add character.
Both cards measure 4 x 6 inches.

Monday, April 29, 2013

A Paper Quilt for a Fibre Artist

Hard to chose what to send to a fibre artist who creates wonderful items every day.  Fortunately I had  few cards with quilt images.  Off it goes to the American West coast.

"Puddle" by Mia Rozmyn, 1993.  From her book Freedom in Design: New Directions in Foundation Paper Piecing

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Birds of a Feather

I'm on a postcard roll.  A while back, my sister challenged me to send as many postcards as Postcrossing would allow me.  I am finally trying to meet that.  This card is off to Belarus to a lady who says her last name translates to 'crow'.  This is the closest I could come.  i hope she enjoys it.

From the Art of PIxar Postcard Box.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

An Earth Bound Spaceman

My nephew has moved to Alberta and is looking for a job in the oil patch.  I sent him this card to she him the type of outfit he should wear to keep himself safe.  Not sure he'll take me up on this plan.

From the Art of Pixar Postcard Box

Friday, April 26, 2013

For a Special Person

I was playing around at my sewing machine today with a fun piece of fabric.  A few shiny threads and lots of free motion stitching and I came up with this postcard.  Will be sending it off to one of my favourite people.

It is hard to tell, but there is a lot of pink and beige stitching that reminds me of contour lines.

Am linking up with Beth at the Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard FriendShip Friday.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

To Russia with Love

A few days ago I sent this card off to a Postcrosser in Russia. 
Measures 4 x 6 inches.
Cotton fabric in the Flying Geese motif.
I did ask the recipient if she would like a hand made card and fortunately she said yet.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I held a contest on my other blog a while back. One of the prizes was a fabric postcard made by me.  I can finally show you the picture as it has been received by the winner.  It measures 4 x 6 inches.  Yes, it really was mailed just as it is.  The winner told me that she likes bright, and I was able to find a few fabrics that met that requirement.
These are such fun to make as I work with what ever fabric is at hand.  I usually add some of the fun stitches from my sewing machine. I never know what it will look like, but I sure do enjoy the process.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Quilting misjudgement leads to a Great Postcard

Recently my mom and I have been playing with the disappearing 4 patch quilt technique.  This post card is a result of that process.  She felt that the one part was cut too narrow and it didn't make for a nice quilt block.  Once she trimmed it up and fused it to some interfacing, it makes a wonderful postcard.  Lucky for me, I was the recipient.  The technique she tried is illustrated in this post from my quilting blog.
The colours are a bit off, it should be more yellow and purple.  Measures 4 x 6 inches. 
This is the quilt top that I made using the same technique.  Details are shown in the post linked to above.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Heads up, Monsters in the mail

I haven't done very much in the way of sending out postcards over the past year and a half and I really miss it.  In February, I tried getting back in the groove, but it didn't last.  Here's to trying again.  I am also working on more of my fabric cards and when I get a few finished I'll be hosting a contest to win one.

This postcard is an image from Monsters Inc. from the Pixar Postcard Box and is all set to travel to a Postcrosser in China.  She specifically listed Pixar cards among her favourites.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fabric Postcard Giveaway

I am hosting a contest on my other blog.  It is a for a chance to win one of two fabric postcards.  Be sure to visit Books and Quilts to learn how to enter.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

From the Top of the World

We sent a number of post cards while we were in New Zealand in July.  Hubby decided to send one to our house. 

from the back of the card:
Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga) is the northwesternmost tip o the North Island and one of New Zealand's most visited sites.  It is Maori belief that Cape Reinga is the point where spirits of the dead nter the afterlife.  Visit legendary Cape Reinga, and witness the coming together of two oceans... the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. 
Links to a few of my posts from our vacation in New Zealand


Saturday, February 2, 2013

We all Love the Circus

Sent this one to daughter when I was in Las Vegas for the CES (Consumer Electronics Show).  This is the hotel that we stayed at.

If you are curious, check this link to my post about what I thought was the Hottest Product at CES 2013.

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Mother's Love

While my mother was coping with dad's illness and his subsequent passing, she embroidered dozens of fabric postcards.  Quite a few were sent as thank-yous to the many people who helped my parents during the course of dad's illness.

As Christmas came around, she was still stitching.  This is the one that she hand delivered to me mid December. I think that it is absolutely gorgeous and will be keeping it out on display for quite a while yet.


I will be linking up with Postcard friendship Friday at The Best Hearts are Crunchy

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Back with a Mission

It's been ages since my sister and I have been here and shared our postcard sending and receiving with you.  My dad was diagnosed with cancer which he didn't beat.  That occupied much of my time and something had to give.  I'm sure you'll understand.

That didn't mean that I didn't send out any postcards because I did.  I tried to find as many as I could with car and boat themes and I sent them off to dad.  Even though I visited him every week, I still put the cards in the post to surprise him.  Mom still has them tucked away.

My sister has challenged me to send out my maximum number of cards with Postcrossing, and I am finally ready to take her up on it.

this one will be winging it's way to Russia.