Sunday, 28 February 2010

Beautiful Art Card from Netherlands

I got this as a Postcrossing card from Lisette in Netherlands.
This is of a painting "Self-portrait" by a Dutch artist AnneMarie van Hooff, and I really like this a lot!!
I tried to google her other works but unfortunately couldn't find more than the page

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Wonderful Cat Card from Hsin-Yi

This interesting card came from Hsin-Yi. So far I have been able to count 10 cats in it!

I love Hsin-Yi's way to write the cards and to use also the Taiwan characters, which are very very beautiful! - Again Hsin-Yi it would be very nice to know what they mean here. :)
I left the explanation about cracking dish visible here, because it describes the original idea of the card, which is to celebrate New Year.

Below is the card I had earlier sent to Hsin-Yi. It is of the painting "A Woman reading" by Finnish artist Albert Edelfelt. I love the light in it.

I happened to have a stamp of another painting by Edelfelt, "Old woman with basket", to be used to send the card.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Two Nice Surprises

This letter came from Melody in Thank you Melody!
- As I have mentioned already earlier, I love the polar bear stamps!

This one reminds me of Ilona, but it contained a Postcrossing card from Austria. :)

Thursday, 25 February 2010


This is what I sent out in the Swap-bot swap "Mail me a decorated envie #2".
The letter is to Nora in
I was happy to get her as my swap partner and I think we'll keep in touch! :)

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Self-made Postcrossing Card from Poland

This nice Postcrossing surprise came today from Dominika in Poland.
Also I like to use text book pages or newspaper pages when making cards and envelopes, and I really like the way she has done it in this card.
Thank you so much Dominika!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

"Mauri Kunnas" Letter to Bianca

This is the letter which I for a while ago sent to Bianca. Now I was happy to see in her blog that she had received it.
I made the envelope of one of the old calendar pictures by the Finnish cartoonist Mauri Kunnas - I have his calendar on our kitchen wall every year!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010


This beautiful envelope from PostMuse was today waiting for me in my mailbox!
Thank you PostMuse!!
I like the mailbox stamp and the personal address stamp.
"Letters mingle souls" postage is lovely, and because I adore polar bears, I'm also very happy of the polar bear postage!

Inside the envelope was this handmade card (not handmade by PostMuse this time) including many nice details!

The envelope and card below are the ones I sent her last time.
Inspired by her earlier delivery ( I had made the card of an old calendar and decorated also the envelope with small details of the same calendar.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Cute Swap-bot Letter

This A4 size cute letter arrived today from my Swap-bot partner in "Mail me a decorated envie" swap!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Fairy Stamps

These fairy stamps a pretty new and I used one of them when sending a card to a Postcrosser who mentioned she likes romantic things. Together with some drawing and stickers the result is quite romantic.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Marilyn Monroe Card

This card I have bought to be sent out, but I still have kept it by myself.
I admire pictures of Marilyn Monroe, does someone else?
This one is especially beautiful because of the artistic color and text additions.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Valentine's Day Card

Valentine's Day is "Ystävänpäivä" in Finnish. "Ystävä" is friend, and the direct translation of "Ystävänpäivä" is Friend's Day. So in Finland the Valentine's Day is nothing especial only for couples in love, but a day when friends pay attention to each others and send cards to each others. This one I sent to one of my friends in Finland.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Cat Letter to Ilona

I have been taking care of my friend's cat and I used him as a model when painting a quick aquarelle, which I placed on the envelope when sending a letter to Ilona (
To the letter sheet I printed three photos of the cat.

When writing the letter I used a nib in a dip pen and ink. I admire the beautiful handwriting in ink in the old letters and postcards. Of course my handwriting isn't like from old days, but still I would have wanted to get more beautiful mark with the ink. - Who could advice me to buy the best possible ink and nib for this purpose?

Friday, 5 February 2010

Flowering Mailbox

This mailbox is flowering also in the middle of all the snow!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

From Miwa

This Japanese card came from Miwa.
The card is beautiful, and so are also the postages! I like the way how Miwa has continued the drawing of the narcissus postage.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Swap-bot Letter to an Owl Lover

Unfortunately I couldn't get any owl postage to this envelope which I painted and drew to an owl lover. - Luckily deers are her favorites also. :)

To the letter sheet I drew a simple owl and decorated the surrounding.

Monday, 1 February 2010

From Hsin-Yi

This special card came from Hsin-Yi.
The picture in the card is three-dimensional, which unfortunately can't be seen in this scanned version.

Both card and envelope are so nice!

Hsin-Yi: Thank you so much for this!
- By the way, what does the red text in the middle of the envelope mean?