Thursday, 31 December 2009

Christmas Teddy Bear

This is an earlier made Christmas card (actually the hat was missing, so I waulked and added it now) which I sent out now this year.
The teddy bear is wishing Merry Christmas!

We in Finland get new Christmas stamps for each Christmas (it would be nice to know how it is in other countries!).

These Christmas stamps are designed by Minna Immonen
I have always liked her postcard designs, and I like these stamps as well.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

First Butterfly Card is Sent

This is first time I use the butterfly card and stickers about which I posted earlier
I really like these!

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Snail Mail from Ilona

This beautiful letter came today from Ilona
Thank you Ilona, I got very happy to receive this!!!

Ilona had used the paper and envelope from Kirsten Ulve's Snail Mail Set.

Sorry, the color of the envelope is different in each of my scanned picture; the real colour is something between these three alternatives :)

Monday, 28 December 2009

The Waiting Has Been Rewarded!

This beautiful Christmas card with beautiful postages arrived today from my dear friend Jasmina in Argentina! Thank you so much Jasmina!
I also sent you a Christmas card before Christmas, but too close to Christmas, so I suppose you still have to wait for it!

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Waiting for Post

Post matters are not delivered during Christmas time, so our mailbox has been empty for a while, and now it's already very much waiting for new deliveries... :)

Rabbit Post to Taiwan

Hsin-Yi likes rabbits, and I used an old rabbit postage in the envelope of her Christmas card, and drew a rabbit as a decoration.
Hsin-Yi told that she had got the card just on Christmas Eve!

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Christmas Card

I used old postage stamps and new Christmas rubber stamps for this envelope.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Butterfly Stuff

I bought this beautiful tin box of butterfly stickers on Wednesday, and saw in the shop also a similar kind of a box of postcards. When I then at home opened the stickers box I felt the stickers were so beautiful, that I today had to go and buy also a box of cards!

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Swap-bot Card

I made this card using the new papers I just bought. - I really love these papers!
This card is for the swap where several postage stamps had to be used to send the card, and postage stamps should be used also in decoration of the front side.
In front side I have a piece of nice paper with three used postage stamps glued on it and additionally decorated by using Artland and Queen rubber stamps.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Beautiful Block of Papers

I found this beautiful block of papers in Panduro hobby shop in Stockholm.
I always visit this shop when I am in Stockholm, and I have always looked there the scrapbooking materials also, but haven't found anything usable in that area earlier. This small (15 cm x 15 cm) block of different beautiful papers again was something I immediately wanted to buy to be used to decorate envelopes. I managed to find there also envelopes in same size, but didn't understand to buy more than a package of five. Now I happily found out that this Swedish hobby shop has also a Finnish Internet shop from where I easily can order more!

Monday, 7 December 2009

Page of the Diary of Anne Frank

My niece Susanna sent this card to me from Amsterdam. She had visited Anne Frank House there, and this beautiful postcards shows a view of the diary of Anne Frank!
Such a beautiful card, thank you so much Susanna!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Wonderful Art Card from Taiwan

I got this very beautiful card from a postcrosser as an "extra" delivery.
I got so happy to receive this!


Chinese alphabet is also such a beautiful artwork!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Cat Postcard Swap

This is my first time in Swap-bot and the swap I attended is a Cat Postcard Swap coordinated by Ilona: The Missive Maven.

The other one of the cat cards to be sent I made by myself.
I used ink, water colour and some glitter glue.

Everyone has an opportunity to join another similar kind of a swap which Ilona is going to coordinate In cae you missed the first cat postcard swap...

Friday, 20 November 2009

Tea Package Inspiration

I drink a lot of tea, and nowadays I drink camomile tea in the evenings. The English camomile tea I use to buy is packed in such a nice package, which I always admire. Now I got an idea to use the opened package by glueing it on an envelope, and I like the result!
On the back side I glued some brown paper with a stamp and drawing, because I felt it also needed something, when the front side is so heavy because of the glued package.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Cat Stamps

There was last weekend a big handicraft trade fair in Tampere, Finland. I was there on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and didn't have time enough to see everything!

Among other things I bought this package of small clear stamps and a clear acrylic block to be able to use them.
- So finally I was able to get familiar with these unmounted clear stamps which I have been wondering in the Internet shops!

Monday, 9 November 2009

Beautiful Art Card from Japan

I got this beautiful art card today from Japan; thank you so much Miwa!

I got to know Miwa via Postcrossing in the beginning of 2008, and nowadays we are sending art cards to each others.

I like the old stamps she has used in this card.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Sand Art

This has nothing to do with Mail Art, but I recommend that everyone interested in any kind of art watches this fascinating video

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Homemade Snoopy card

This Snoopy card I drew and painted already last year to my Japanese Snoopy friend.
I just found this scanned copy of it now and wanted to blog it, because I myself like it! :)

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Queen of Artland

Today I finally received these beautiful "Queen" and "Artland" rubber stamps which I ordered from
I immediatelly had to prepare an envelope to be sent to someone somewhere!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Tea post

I got this wonderful delivery from my niece today.
Finnish post seems to sell these kind of tea packages to be sent as a letter. Such a nice idea and a very nice surprise for me (she knows that I like tea very much and don't drink coffee at all)!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

A beautiful old card

I love old cards, especially because of the beautiful handwriting in them. But this card, which I bought this spring in flea market in Brussels, has also such a beautiful front side!

Friday, 16 October 2009

A letter to Ilona

I sent this letter to my mail art friend Ilona

I used the idea which I saw this spring in a restaurant in Brussels. In their menu they had surrounded different meal alternatives a little bit like this, and I liked it a lot, and copied the idea in my note book to be used afterwards.
I think the idea really works in an envelope also!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

A glorious letter from Argentina

I got this beautiful letter today from my dear friend from Argentina.
Thank you so much!

Huge spider stamps were possibly too big for the front side (I know that my friend doesn't glue the stamps, but the post official there wants to do it by himself!) :)

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

A Postcrossing "Thank you card" from USA

I got this postcard from a postcrosser to whom I had sent a card.
I really like the stamps in this!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

AIR MAIL stamp

I ordered this AIR MAIL rubber stamp from and got it yesterday. I really like it!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Postcrossing Peace

This beautiful card came from Netherlands with these awesome stamps

Monday, 5 October 2009

Cat letter from USA

I got this wonderful letter today from
She is the one who gave me the inspiration for starting this blog, and I was so happy to receive this beautiful letter from her.
I'm not sure if I mentioned to her that I love cats, but at least she knew it when she used this cat style both in her envelope and the letter/card inside it!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Lovely sheet of stamps

I love this sheet of 5 stamps, which is a design of Laura Laine and was published 6.5.2009.
I used one stamp of it into this underlying bithday card envelope to my sister in law. I didn't use just the stamp but additionally a piece of the sheet background and then continued some lines by using drawing ink and coloured pencil.