Wednesday, 6 June 2012

A postcard from Canada & some cards

Hi you all. Yesterday I found an envelope from Canada waiting for me when I got home. It's from Nicole, who was one of my partners in the Inspiration Avenue Swap. I loved the stamp to start with, and the very pretty postcard with a lovely and funny story on the back of it:



Thanks a lot Nicole, this will be treasured!

These are some cards I made on Monday. A neighbour wanted a quick birthday card in blue and white with a bird and flowers. I asked *How Quick?* Answer, *We need it in an hour!* No problem! The background paper is from the Sasha Paper Stack, the die cuts from TH. The flowers, pearls and skeleton leaves - in the bird-cage, rather hard to see - were from my stash. I am entering this into the Make My Monday *Pearls* Challenge.



And here are 2 simple cards with Hebrew lettering, which say *Mazal Tov* - good luck! I have kept them simple so they can be sent in a normal envelope,to keep postage costs down, and tried to give texture and variety by using different papers and my crimper. I have decorated the envelopes to match.




Here's wishing you all a happy day, take care and thanks for visiting!

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous postcard from Nicole, and love the cards you have made. Bit of a cheek expecting a card in an hour, though! hugs, Sarah

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  2. What a lovely surprise and how beautiful is that postcard ! You where quick with your request and your cards are fabulous. Love the crimper gives fantastic texture and really elevates the card.

    Marie

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  3. An hour to make a card - there's nothing like working under pressure! Your cards are beautiful and you always give me such good ideas - I can't remember the last time I used my crimper. Have a nice day - it's gray and rainy here. xx

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  4. Smashing selection of cards Valerie, x

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  5. The 'hour' card is gorgeous and the crimped cards are also beautiful, Valerie!

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  6. Lovely cards! So much cool texture there with the cardboard and the embossed panels.

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  7. Great swap item! Now I can't believe you fired off that lovely card in an hour! It takes me that long to just find my craft room! Wonderful collection of cards! Have fun!

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  8. I craft through my whole apartment - except the bathroom! So I never have far to go!

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  9. Wonderful postcard from your friend, loved the shoe story that went with it too. Your cards are gorgeous, I love the beautiful decorated envelopes too! The crimped bird id lovely and Splendid idea to fold the corner back too. I could never get one done in 1 hour, I am too indecisive, lol.

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  10. What a beautiful card Valerie, I can't believe you made this in an hour! Those crimpers make all the difference to the texture don't they. Your good luck cards are fab too, I love the way you have decorated the envelopes too x

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  11. Hi Valerie,
    Oh, I love it all! I read Hebrew, so I was excited to see Mazel tov on your card...and I love that birdcage with the pearl!!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  12. Great pearl card - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

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  13. Lovely cards, Val, and the postcard you got is great, too! Hugs, Barb

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  14. Your 1 hour card must have amazed them! It certainly amazes me!

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  15. Valerie these cards are just awesome. I can't believe you made that one card in an hour. You are a genius! Very well done as are the other cards. I want one. :) Take care and have a great week.

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  16. "Mail Art", how exciting... wonderful postcard.
    I really like your cards as well, you are a born natural, when it comes to be "crafty" :]
    oxox

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  17. Well that's a wonderful hour, what fun!!
    :)

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  18. such beautiful cards, all of them, including the one hour one!

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  19. Gosh just an hour to make that gorgeous card, it would have taken me that long to think about.. love the others as well.
    Yvonne x

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  20. Fabulous cards! LOVE them all--so pretty! The birdcage is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

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  21. Hi Valerie. Fabulous postcard you have received. Beautiful cards. There was no pressure then!! lol!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs
    Florence xx

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  22. I love cards¡¡¡so beautiful

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  23. Such wonderful cards. I don't think I could have created something that quick.. And the postcard you received looks amazing..

    Hugs~

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  24. A very pretty card, speedy one eh? thanks for joining us at MMM. Perfect for our Pearls challenge. Caz

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  25. Hi Valerie!
    I'm happy to hear the postcard made it to you! The figure, Amelia, is actually a part of all the postcards I sent out, each with it's own story to go along with it... as they inspiration happens in the strangest places and now I have big plans for Amelia! I'll be posting them on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/papernic/a-musings-of-amelia/) if you (and your fellow bloggers) would like to see what she's been up to.
    Glad that you could be part of the beginning of her journey!
    -Nicole

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  26. Sweet cards...love that bird cage my dear!

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  27. Gorgeous card Valerie and they're very lucky you made it up so quickly too. I love that die and the colours and embellishing are beautiful.
    Still trying to catch up here hence the rather late comment and it's so lovely to see you over at MMM too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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