Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lottery Win - Nalini from Trinidad & Tobago

Nalini and I have done a few swaps in the past and keep in touch from time to time. She was starting to print her own cards from photographs she has taken and was holding a lottery with them as the prizes. I was one of the lucky winners - yeah me! The ladies in costume on this card are stunning!!! They were taking part in the Kiddies Carnival. I think the quality of the cards are fantastic and wish Nalini well in her future creations!

Monday, September 29, 2014

OFFICIAL Card - Russia

I must admit I am a curious person by nature. When this card arrived it certainly piqued my interest. Alisa lives in Siberia and has some of the neatest handwriting I have ever seen - totally jealous! She dated this card she sent showing a great coastal view of Sochi, July 13, 2014. The postmark is also pretty clear and says August 27, 2014. The kicker - she drew my name and address on January 26 - 232 days before I received it. I won't lose any sleep but it does make me wonder.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Postcrossing Stickers

The last time I ordered stickers for Postcrossing, I immediately regretted not thinking ahead to Christmas and ordering for my nieces. Lucky for me the person who co-ordinates everything decided to do another, sooner than I originally thought. Even better, she has now decided to place an order every two months - not that I may need anymore for quite awhile! These are the latest ones and once again totally happy with everything!!! Thank you Andrea!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Random Act of Smiliness - J.J. from USA

J.J. is a big fan of Princess Diana and sent this card to me on the date of her death. The photo on the card dates back to 1985. The postmark is truly unique. The Smithsonian Postal Museum was one we were hoping to get to but just did not have the time to fit in on our recent trip. Thanks J.J.!

Friday, September 26, 2014

OFFICIAL Card - Germany

Another fun sheep card for my collection! Veronica (my sister's name, which I always so fun to read, I don't know why!) lives in Germany and told me a bit about herself.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

OFFICIAL Card - Finland

Marritta sent this beautiful card showing a Woodcock, it is such a great illustration. The stamps she used are wonderful too. Lately, it seems more and more stamps are making it through without being cancelled.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Random Act of Smiliness - Genek from Denmark

I know I have said this before - monarchies have some really good looking people in them! Genek was offering cards of the Danish Royal Family. The card shows Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, his wife Mary and their four children. I am a sucker for a good romance most days and their story is certainly a good one! Now if I can only get Genek's address to send something to thank him in return.