Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Postcards for Swapping

Set 1      001  - 050
Set 2      051  - 082
Set 3      083  - 096
UNESCO Fraser Island

I now have GF Australia for swapping, EMAIL me if you are interested.
My Greetings From cards I have received

I've decided to start this project called A Postcard a Day, I hope you can join me. I also hope I get enough postcards to be able to keep this up everyday, will you help me? You can send your postcard to:

Bridget Larsen
P O Box 81
Geebung QLD 4034
Australia

I would be delighted to swap a postcard with you in return, please put your return address on it or email me with it. I am hoping to collect a postcard from every corner of the world. It would make my day/month/year.

The following link to my cards are NOT FOR SWAPPINGMy Collection - these are for your viewing pleasure.

For those interest to know what Pocket Letter Pals are.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Interesting reading

Interesting social experiment that should teach us a lesson in prejudging people on face value

A girl got to know her dad through the letters her parents sent to each other during the war, not the same as emailing or texting.

Love these DIY home cleaners that are so cheap to make and so effective and less invasive to the environment and your health.

A radio broadcast about Postcrossing with Vicki (Mundoo)

Easy Pickled cucumbers and ginger cordial to make from Down to Earth

For the photographers out there, a little bit of ingenuity goes to make an awesome photo

Friday, December 18, 2015

Interesting reading - Safyre the little girl who lost all in a fire

How to wrap a parcel well

Safyre the little girl who lost her entire family in a fire 3 years ago. She only wanted Christmas cards to fill the 100 card xmas tree her aunt bought. She received 195,000 cards in a day. If you would like to send a Christmas card to Sa'fyre, address your card to:
Safyre Terry
P O Box 6126
Schenectady NY 12306
USA

I plan to send her cards in the future and not just the one I sent for Christmas.

Wedding photographer makes a special wedding photo

Lovely video from Lali Illustrations about her postcards. This is also a link no how to make a video like it.






Friday, December 04, 2015

Interesting Reading-101st birthday cards for JBF-Cappuccino Journal

A wonderful life lesson we should all take from this little girls request

Nobody wants to be this lonely so I am going to send a Christmas card to this boy, why don't you join me in sending one too

How to make recipes cards on PicMonkey

Another way to preserve/save dry goods from weevils

What a great feat this dog has been taught to retrieve lobsters from the seabed, lucky owner.

Check out some of these awesome fences

For those crafty people, here is a glue sponge you can make for those intricate dies, also great for kids for a no mess/no waste sort of glue.

Raised salt painting with glue.

I love doing philanthropic craft ideas like this to make someone happy, especially the older folk that dont have stuff to do like us to keep their days full.  I follow Cappuccino Journal's blog and came across this post

Quote "JB and I want to thank you ALL who sent him birthday mail. I wish I could send each and every one of you a thank you but I just don't have it in me to send out 130 thank-you's....so I hope this blog post will do to thank everyone -- the folks in Canada, Germany, Finland, Russian, Poland went above and beyond and all of you who made him collages and mail art -- it is so very appreciated.Thank you to both the San Francisco Correspondence Co-op and the Portland Correspondence Co-op.
He told me he is kind of sad now that he isn't getting mail anymore and he wishes he "would mail mail like that all the time".  (We all would like that, wouldn't we?).
If you didn't send him a card and are inspired to after seeing all this cool mail, his address is:

                                                                     JBF
                                                  1575 E WASHINGTON APT 530
                                                          PASADENA CA 91104
                                                                     USA

Unquote ...I am keeping this portion here for my archive so I can remember to send him cards throughout the year

Here is the original post asking for birthday cards for her dad on his 101st birthday

                           SEND GOOD MAIL -- GET GOOD MAIL

This story literally brought tears to my eyes, I cried because the lady had only $20 left and wanted to give it up through gratitude for a kind deed and I cried because of what the writer did and the staff in the bank. A Ripple of Human Kindness

In light of all that is happening with Syria and ISIL, the world would be such a better place if those that fight for radicalness concentrated on things like this

I loved some of these videos here but the one I was really interested in was the last one with Nick Woodman, the inventor of GoPro

The good way and the bad way of having a family get together discussion

Freak out version

Controlled version

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

PCAD 161 - Silvercrafter postcard from Ayr Scotland

I got this lovely postcard from a fellow WOYWW Elizabeth aka Silvercrafter. Thank you Elizabeth I love these map cards

The Christmas stamps coming out all over the world are so beautiful and all so different

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Interesting Reading

Not so much reading this week

At three this cute kid has his career down pat

What a wonderful duty to society this gentleman is doing Lowell Joerg scouring old postcards and sending them back to where they belong, he doesn't charge much either LOL

Rhonda has a recipe here for homemade muesli

Always wanted to make my own tomatoish sauce from scratch so HERE and HERE part one HERE part two it is.

This post office in remove Iqaluit Nunavit where the 7000 residents have to come and pick up their own parcels and letters. What a busy post office that would be.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

October Decorated Envelope - Jean Rothfuzz - Texas - USA




This envelope came from Jean Rothfuzz, she writes that the leaf was done with watercolours. Love the way she has written the address on a curve, oh to have such neat handwriting.
I love her handwriting on the back of the envelope as well, don't you?


Jean Wilson and Jan Hardt organise this monthly Envelope Exchange that I love to participate in.

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Postcard a Day







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Saturday, November 21, 2015

PCAD 151 - DE 4697201

I love postcards like this, they are so unique and evokes a warm fuzzy feeling in me of freedom, the freedom to do what you want.


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Friday, November 20, 2015

A Postcard a Day








PCAD 150 UA 1363200 - Ambrella/Olga Ukraine

This card was sent by Olga, she apologises that she does not have a card I want. Olga my wishlist is just a wish list only if someone owns those cards. I love every card that comes to me.
This postcard says Ivan Trush Hutsuls by the church 1920, I love vintage cards

Isnt the stamp pretty and colourful

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

More birthday cards from a penpal group

I received these birthday cards and from a penpal group I am in, aren't they all wonderful.


I can't tell who sent me this card as I cant work out the name, so if you sent me this card please contact me so I can link your name to this. EDITED: This macaroon card is from Mariell Olsen thank you

This one came from Sari Huoviren, I did not know that birthday cards were made into postcards as well, at least I have not seen them here in Australia, the above two are postcards. Thank you ladies I love them both. Thanks Sari

This is a handmade card from Melanie Abraham, I think the technique is the shaving cream one but I could be wrong. Thanks Melanie.


Elzbieta Lis sent me this gorgeous rose card. Thanks Elzbieta 


Marja De Heer sent me this vase of flowers card.

Thank you ladies for the wonderful envelope love you have sent me.



A Postcard a Day









 




 


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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

October Decorated Envelope - Kathleen Rea Heiser - USA


Kathleen sent me this envelope  with a halloween theme. Love the zentangle on the left and I just noticed my last name is written within my first name, how clever!!
She has carried the decorated on the back of the envelope as well, trying to work out if there is a hidden message in there lol, if you find it let me know wont you!

Thank you Kathleen

Jean Wilson and Jan Hardt organise this monthly Envelope Exchange that I love to participate in.

PCAD Catching up










I have a lot of catching up to do so I will just post the postcard for you all to enjoy, these are all from Postcrossing Members If you'd like to play along with this meme, post your Postcard A Day and link up below so we can all visit your blog. Please add the direct link to your post and not just your blog so the post is easy to find. Link back to this meme so everyone can play too. 


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

PCAD 149 and Decorated Envelope October Exchange - Lilli McGinn - Canada

 I received this envelope yesterday and was puzzled as it contained 2 postcards, so I had no idea it was an exchange envelope because nothing eluded to that. I looked everywhere to see which group this penpal was from. There was even a letter in there.

Lilli says she was trying a new font out, highlighting with jelly roll pens with glitter. I love glitter and I love the font.
 Fisgard lighthouse in Victoria Canada Fort Rodd Hill.

Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC

Built November 16, 1860 Now Automated 48° 26' N 123° 27' W

a National Historic Site - The first lighthouse on Canada's west coast is still in operation! There hasn't been a keeper here since the light was automated in 1929, but every year many thousands of visitors step inside a real l9th century light, and capture some of the feeling of ships wrecked and lives saved.
Built by the British in 1860, when Vancouver Island was not yet part of Canada, Fisgard's red brick house and white tower has stood faithfully at the entrance to Esquimalt harbour. Once a beacon for the British Royal Navy's Pacific Squadron, today Fisgard still marks home base for the Royal Canadian Navy.
Inside the building are two floors of exhibits, dealing with shipwrecks, storms, far- flung lights, and the everyday working equipment of the light keeper a century ago. Right next to the tower stirs on the second floor, a specially-made video evokes the loneliness and isolation that was the lot of the l9th century keeper.

The waterfront sites at Fisgard Lighthouse and Fort Rodd Hill are extremely photogenic, especially with the scenic backdrop of the Olympic Mountains in neighbouring Washington state. 
The Strait of Juan de Fuca almost always offers a wide variety of ships, from small sailing vessels, to enormous cargo ships, and the proximity of the Canadian Navy base means that military craft of several nations are often seen at close range. 
Wildlife at the sites includes Columbian black-tailed deer, river otters, mink, raccoons, harbour seals, and sea lions. 

Anthony island Queen Charlotte Island is a UNESCO site 

The village of Ninstints (Nans Dins) is located on a small island off the west coast of the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii). Remains of houses, together with carved mortuary and memorial poles, illustrate the Haida people's art and way of life. The site commemorates the living culture of the Haida people and their relationship to the land and sea, and offers a visual key to their oral traditions.

Thank you Lilli for your beautiful envelope and postcards (I wonder how she knew I was collecting postcards). I will read your letter with a nice cup of tea.

Jean Wilson and Jan Hardt organise this monthly Envelope Exchange that I love to participate in.

Decorated Envelope Exchange October - Rehj Hoeffner

Rehj writes that a lot of piecing together was done in photoshop to get this envelope, I love the stamp on the body used. Fingernail polish was used on the heart on the floor, very creative

Jean Wilson and Jan Hardt organise this monthly Envelope Exchange that I love to participate in.

EDITED: Just noticed my suburb was spelt wrong, should read GEEBUNG but it got here because the postcode is correct, that is all that matters

PCAD 148 - Lisca Meijer

Lisca is the lady who is responsible for getting me hooked on Postcrossing postcards, I was following her blog on WOYWW and she kept writing about these postcards she was getting, so it piqued my curiosity.

Thank you Lisca for this beautiful postcard of your country and the used stamps. I love what was writing on the envelope ONLY DULL PEOPLE SEND DULL ENVELOPES lol

Lisca writes this is the local skiing area in Puerto La ragua altitude 2,000 Spain



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Monday, November 16, 2015

Decorated Envelope October - Carol Cramer USA


 Another delightful Decorated Halloween envelope received today from Carol Cramer. I just love the stamps as well, Carol has used the same colour scheme.
I love the back where she writes OPEN AT YOUR OWN RISK...do i dare? lol

OOh I am so glad I opened the envelope, it contained a letter about how she did the envelope. Carol gessoed behind the face then used water proof black pen and Tombows and Uniball silver ink (this lady is a crafter-I understand all the words). Sealed with Krylon fixative. She also wrote a spooky tale of a Prison Break by S E Schlosser. What a delightful story, not at all scary!

AAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!

Jean Wilson and Jan Hardt organise this monthly Envelope Exchange that I love to participate in.

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