Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!

This extremely beautiful card arrived today from Lieselotte. 

Stamping is also beautiful, 

as well as the backside of the envelope.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Merry "Killi Cat" Christmas to PostMuse

This card I painted to PostMuse bys using our dear cat Killi as inspiration.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas Cards on the Wall

I've used the lovely fasteners masking tape from Teippitarha to fasten the received Christmas cards on our kitchen wall. - This tape is definitely my favourite at the moment!

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Solstice Card from Gillian

Gillian sent me this beautiful card made of a picture of her painting.

This lovely English Christmas postage was used on the envelope, and post office had forgotten to stamp it. :)

By the way, Bree has made a nice posting of different Christmas postage in different countries.
Take a look here

This again is the card I had sent to her earlier.
I used a peony as an inspiration to paint this.

I decorated the envelope with a clipping of my Mary Engelbreit page a day calendar.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas from Ivana

This lovely self made Christmas card arrived from Ivana.

Beautiful stamps again on her envelope!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Our dear cat Sissi in a Christmas card I've made

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Happy Advent Sunday!

Gracie in blog gracie bella butterfly arranged a Christmas card swap and this is what I made to my swap partner Claudia.
I painted the card according to my old favourite Christmas card which I received when I was six years old year 1966.  

I used Christmas stamps from earlier years. 

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Vintage Paper Letter

This beautiful letter arrived from PostMuse.

She had used lovely vintage paper to make the envelope.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Chicken Card to Ivana

I sent this old-fashioned looking chicken card to Ivana.

I added a small decoration with pen and watercolor.
You can decide by yourself whether the decoration is a variation of the flower in the stamp or chicken footsteps. :)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Water Colour Flowers to PostMuse

This is what I painted as a card to PostMuse.

I used a picture in a magazine to decorate the envelope.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Name Day Card from Ivana

This beautiful art card arrived from Ivana in Czech.
She is really amazing: she is very interested in Finland and Finnish language and she even new it is Sirpa's day  today in the Finnish calendar!

Lovely stamps.

This is the card I had earlier sent to her: a Moomin card with an attached Moomin reflector.

I decorated the envelope with a marker and added Moomin stickers. 

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Moomin Letter from Bree

This lovely Moomin letter arrived from Bree in Malaysia.

She had decorated it so beautifully all by herself.

Also the envelope has Moomin figures drawn by her.

She had also attached this beautiful first day card.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Bougainvillea to Bree

This is my latest letter to Bree. I used a bougainvillea photo taken in the beginning of this summer in Split, Croatia, and added some water color.

In Bree's blog you can see how beautifully Finnish post had stamped the postages I used on the envelope.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Finnish Card from Ivana

This is a very special card, my Czech friend Ivana sent it to me from Finland when she was visiting her friend here in Oulu!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Mailbox in Fiskars

This slope installed mailbox was found in Fiskars village.
In Fiskars situates also one of my favorite cafes, Petris Chocolate Room.
There is a picture of a small detail of the cafe in the post in my photo blog.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Snail Mail

This is a snail in our garden, which unfortunately didn't have any mail for me. :)
Instead it is here to tell about my new photo blog where also it shows up.

Welcome, take a look at

Every new visitor is a big gift 
and a new follower even a bigger one. :) 

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Birdhouse Card

This card I made of a color handled photo taken by me of a birdhouse on a beautifully flowering tree.

To the envelope I used water color and air mail stamping.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Birthday Card

My birthday is today and this is the beautiful cross stich birthday card Ivana sent to me.
Thank you so much Ivana! 

The stamps are great, also the valueless ones, especially the peacock feather!

Saturday, 11 August 2012


These are the beautiful paintings by Gillian which I received in a letter from her.
Thank you so much Gillian!

I love these English queen stamps.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Photo Card and Photographing

This is my latest card to Gillian.
I had taken a lovely photo of our dear cat Sissi wondering the classical Finnish Aalto glass vase and made a card of the photo.

I have always loved photos and photographing and finally started now a photo blog.
Please take a look at Picture of the Day here

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Stamp Letter from Bree

This wonderful letter arrived from Bree in Malaysia.

She had used Malaysian stamps and added a compatible drawing.

What a lovely idea and result!

She had attached this beautiful Malaysian first day card.

Thank you very much Bree! :)