A postcard IRL

I’m taking part in my very first swap, and I’m so hocked it almost hurts. I signed up for a post card swap at Myra’s. I had some angst before starting, knowing that some real cool artist was participating, but then I just sat down and made my 10 postcards (it became 12, math was my worst subject in school)!

And it was just soooo fun!

I used just one idea about a bird nesting/making something but used all kinds of scraps from creative magazines as backgrounds, like pictures of books, knitted materials, beads and some napkins too. I loved making them, and then when I got the names of the receivers I surfed around and found new cool blogs. It felt good to walk to the post office and buying stamps for post cards to snail mail out all over the world. Such a great thing!

This are my cards before sending them out:

Mina vykort till Myras swap

Last day of putting them in the mail box is this weekend, so up until yesterday I hadn’t got any in return yet. Then I got this beautiful post card from the talented Marieke! I just walked around with a big smile on my face with the card in my hand. It’s the prettiest & sweetest card I’ve ever got – and from a stranger! Thank you! Go check her web out, I don’t know how but I have missed this blog until now – but will catch up. There are a lot of great pictures and creativity going on there.

And there is still 9 more cards to come my way! I’m jumping up and down over here!

PS: Myra is putting up an album with all the cards when they have arrived in May. I’m so looking forward to that. And Melissa in Australia at Oh sew pretty (with soooo much cute cats I had to use one of her pictures as desktop background!) has posted a scan of one of my cards at flickr! Fun!

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10 Responses to A postcard IRL

  1. myra says:

    Hanna, your cards look so beautiful all in one photo like that. Do you mind if I add that picture to the photo album as well. I love the card you sent me. I have it up on my inspiration board and smile whenever I look at it. Thanks so much!

  2. I’m so proud of you for participating in that. I was too scared to swap when I saw the level of talent that was participating, but yours totally measure up! congratulations!!

  3. bellablue says:

    Those are beautiful!

  4. Melissa says:

    Dear Hanna,
    Thank you so much again for the lovely postcard! It is displayed on my wall and I always smile when I see it. I am so glad that you like my cats. I love your Month of Softies monster too.

  5. Lu says:

    Thank you so much for visiting my site and giving me the information on fabric postcards. I am so excited about trying these fabric postcards out.

  6. hannah says:

    hi hanna! ive seen your comments on myra’s page and thought i should come check out a fellow hannah. your postcards are BEAUTIFUL!

  7. Janet says:

    Your postcards for the swap look beautiful!

  8. u l a n says:

    hello there! you have a great blog here! i enjoy looking at your many art projects =) that pencil case you made is soooo cute! and these postcards are wonderful. =) keep creating!

  9. Sandra says:

    I don’t remember if I thanked you for your card or not! Did I tell you how much I love your card?? It was the first one I received and is definitely one of my favorites :o)

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