Sunday, 20 March 2011

Postcard swap

Hello, I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.  We are enjoying some lovely balmy autumn weather today and with the rest of the week predicted to be wet, it's nice to soak up the sun.
 
I recently decided to join a postcard swap organised by i. Hanna's Blog.  I've never participated in a swap before so I thought it would be another opportunity to get creative.  Looking at the some of the offerings from last year, I'm not quite sure if my postcards are up to standard, but I guess there is a first time for everything and I'll learn from the experience.

I chose a theme around quotes about nature, one of my passions and the following photos are of the postcards that I made to send to 10 different people.  























It has been an interesting process creating postcards from scrapbook paper, card stock, watercolours, watercolour paper, ink pens, stamps, ribbon and printable quotes from the computer.  I have a few favourites postcards and a couple I'm not real happy with.  I hope the people who receive them will not mind my amateurish attempts.

Have a fantastic week.
Anne  xx

9 comments:

Claire said...

Hey Anne, congrats on participating in your first swap. Hope it was a an enjoyable experience.
You did a great job with the cards and I just love all the sayings. There some brilliant sayings around once you start looking.
I'm sure all the recipients will appreciate your artistic talent.

Hope you've had a great weekend.

Claire :)

Louise said...

I think your postcards are great! I'm sure your swap partners will love them! well done :)

Jacquie said...

Hi Anne , love your postcards .The umberella and the grapes are my favourite ,but they are all great.
Love your neckwarmer too. I think the increase in width was definitely a happy accident as it looks really good on :0)
Jacquie x

Victoria said...

Those postcards are absolutely fab. A great inspiration. x

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I love all the great quotes...fun art...Daniel

lovestitch said...

Love your postcards, they are all great! Amazing work!

The Summer Porch said...

Good Morning Anne,

Or is afternoon where you are? Your header is adorable. I just love the work you did with your postcards. Spectacular!

Rosemary...X

P.S. I've emailed you an answer to your question.

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Anne, What a lovely post!
Your postcards are fab, and they really made me smile :0) (and think!)

I couldn't tell you a favourite, cos' there are a few there that I love!
And they are very inspiring quotes :)

I've got you listed as wanting to join in my PIF. If you would still like to join in, then please can you email me (windows won't let me email people by pressing the easy 'email' button I'm afraid :() with your name and address :0)
My email is : littletinystitches@hotmail.co.uk.
Then your pif goodies will be winging their way to you :0)

Take care and speak soon,
Donna xx

Amanda Makes said...

Good morning Anne! I absolutely love your postcards...nothing amateurish about them. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. My walk to work takes 25 mins which is just a good amount for good health I think. Lots of love, Amanda xxxx