Postcards with wings

June 24th, 2006 by Susannah

Postcard Swap June 2006

After thoroughly enjoying Nichola’s last postcard swap I jumped at the chance to join in again. What I hadn’t bargained for was the busiest working month since Eloise was born. Working from home of course has pros and cons as it’s nice to have the extra cash, but horrible horrible HORRIBLE to have no time for myself! With a toddler ruling the roost, working from home really translates to working nights and weekends and I am exhausted! (hopefully this also explains the low level of activity around here). In ten days time I’ll get a breather and a chance to get stuck into some of my own projects and a couple of swaps. I cannot wait! (yes yes yes Sabine I would love to swap!)

Thirteen of these cards are now ‘winging’ their way around the globe! If the last swap was a struggle with glue…this one was a debacle with scissors! Apologies if my ‘cutting out’ is a bit tragic. I blame the fact that I’ve misplaced my ‘good’ scissors and that I was sitting in really bad light, really really late at night (ie. early morning). Maybe they have a more homemade handcrafted look because of it? Hopefully not just bad execution! I used this photo {click here} of a six year old girl taken on June 22nd 1898…108years ago almost to the day. Other ingredients: a mix of vintage and reproduction papers, buttons, eyelets and some 3D foam tape.

Embarrassingly I still haven’t done a ‘public thank you’ for the swap in May. Thanks again to all the lovely and talented girls whose work I was lucky enough to receive, they’ve been on display since the day they were delivered. I love looking at them all together! So inspiring and all so different. Click to view: nikki-shell {postcard:blog}, pyglet whispers {postcard:blog}, Cheeky Beaks {postcard:blog}, Buzzing Bee {postcard:blog}, Kitty Baroque {postcard:blog}, 6.5st {postcard:blog}, Red Instead {postcard:blog}. You can also see more —->here!

5 Responses to “Postcards with wings”

  1. Nichola
    June 25th, 2006 00:22

    They look wonderful! I haven’t finished mine yet and i’m the organiser, bad me! I’ll get onto them in the next couple of days. I’m using eyelets too.

  2. sabinebrandt
    June 25th, 2006 01:53

    ….. super cards you made …. and happy that you wanna make a swap ; ]

  3. Clair
    June 27th, 2006 11:36

    So good to see you blogging again, i always come and check to see what you’ve been up to 🙂
    The cards look great, cant wait to get one.
    Don’t wear yourself out hun. xxC

  4. marianne
    July 1st, 2006 13:57

    Mine arrived the other day – made me a very happy camper to receive it…thank you

  5. melissa
    July 20th, 2006 10:21

    i love the postcard you sent me. It looked so professional and stylish (ahem, unlike mine!)Thank you so much!!

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