Thursday, June 22, 2017

Badger mail

A very nice surprise arrived from Heleen. An envelope with a badger, the other half of the wonderful Let children learn stamps, and a very clever way of writing FinnBadger. The first half of the stamp set is here.

And a badger inside, too. None other than Tommy Brock, one of Beatrix Potter's characters.

And a fun 'stamp' on the back of the postcard.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Minions in Mezoamerica

Enjoy the solstice with the help of the Minions that Patricia sent me.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

May exchange - envelopes in

Fun envelopes in: from Jean (part of big mail Monday) - love the simplicity of the stamps and writing.

This absolute beauty from Kathy (also part of Big Mail Monday).

Elegant circles and fascinating stamps from Rachael, with a great card inside.

Clever day at the races envelope from Tina

With only the tiny clue of the 'from' zip code, this colorful one is from Amy. Thanks for the seeds!

and a bonus one from Hester, with a fun banana-related story and nice liner.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Inkblot Mondays part 7

It's time for another inkblot. This one is from Mary.

What do you see?

I'll be back in a week to share my thoughts.

Last week's inkblot is here.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Snow for Sunday Stamps

This week's theme for Sunday Stamps is weather... this stamp is not specific to weather, but does show some snow.

A wintry Lowenberg Castle that arrived as part of Big Mail Monday...

This last stamp came on an envelope from Michael, containing a piece of his art and announcing his mail art call for dust bunnies!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

To Finland

A photo in a magazine made up of triangles gave me an idea for something to send to Carina.

Here's another view (there was more inside) and the envelope it was sent in.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Wedding Day, Jon Foster

Jon is getting married today.

He sent out an add and pass for the special occasion.

This is what I added.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A-Z challenge reflections post

Actually, this is not really a reflections post, I feel that this is more like a rewards post, with my being the recipient!

Plus I didn't realize that a reflections post was a part of the A-Z challenge

Helen surprised me by sending me this fantastic envelope and card to congratulate me on finishing, and share a few of her thoughts on how much she enjoyed my blog during the A to Z challenge in April.

One thing that Heleen wrote that I agree with is that she was surprised Eva and I did not have the same word, or even the same mail during the whole month. Which is pretty surprising as we occasionally show the same thing on the same day.

And Eva sent me some of her reflections in this wonderful envelope made from a Desigual bag. This store name seemed familiar to me, but not because I shop there - the nearest one is in NYC. 

As luck would have it, 614 Magazine, from which many of my envelopes are created, had this as their April cover.

It made perfect envelopes to reply to Eva and Heleen. Thanks so much to both of you for your mail and blog friendship, I really appreciate it.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The ides of postcards

A postcard of Rome St Peter's from Eva sent from an unexpected place - Vatican City.

A Dutch castle from Heleen

Helen's card arrived on 'Big Mail Monday' - one of the biggest batches of mail I've received on one day in a long time. Make sure to see Heleen's personalized stamp - very cool. They'll all be blogged eventually, in the meantime, here's the group photo:

And another postcard from Eva, showing a beautiful ancient mosaic, and taking its time to arrive from Italy in exactly a month. By comparison, the card from the Vatican took a week to get here.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Inkblot Mondays part 6

It's time for another inkblot. This one is from Beau.

What do you see?

I'll be back in a week to share my thoughts.

To see what I thought of last week's inkblot, click here.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Disobedience for Sunday Stamps

Collage sent by Alan.

On the reverse, a (sadly disfigured by biro) 47p World Heritage stamp issued in 2015 of Blenheim Palace, which has a garden designed by Capability Brown. Not so obvious from the view on the stamp, I have to say (so really forcing the theme this week's Sunday Stamps). In 2016 a stamp was issued as part of a set Brown's work at Blenheim, which I do not have, but have shown below).

Plus a bonus 'stamp' from Adanaland promoting the 'National Hedge Fund'.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Imagine Peace

I received an add and pass from William quite some time ago. As they are not among my favorite things to do, it took me some time to finally add something. I forgot to take a before picture, but here is the sheet in its current state.

It has been around for some time, some of the addresses are dated almost 10 years ago. The instructions said to return a copy - but to whom? So I sent a copy to everyone who had an address on here - we'll see what happens! (I forgot to scan one of the envelopes).

And Katerina received the original to add something to.

Update! My envelope to Elke clearly arrived, as she sent me this postcard in reply:

This translates to: Homeland Pictures, and Birth, Rearing, Slaughtering, Dissection, Packing.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Richard's moons

I finally replied to Richard with this envelope made out of a film marathon flier. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A difficult lizard

Susan sent me a fab lizard. For some reason, the scanner thought he looked like this:

When in actual fact he looks like this: