woensdag 21 juni 2017

For the love of postcards

So I sent a few Postcrossing cards again
and these came in return

A nice view on Cobh, Ireland

A very pretty card called "Spring" from
the Netherlands

200 years of Waterloo

This beautiful card came from Poland,
from another Studio Ghibli fan

She also decorated the envelope and back of the card
with Ghibli themed washi tape

And look at all those stamps! 

Holiday card from Portugal,

50 Years Sanctuary of Christ the King
Christ the King Sanctuary (Santuário do Cristo Rei) was built in 1959
on the south bank of River Tagus, the 110 meter high statue of Christ offers
a magnificent panoramic view over Lisbon and River Tagus.

I get the most amazing mail

For some reason I never posted this, 
time to set things right.

This card comes from Hong Kong,
the girl is so beautiful.

The unique, picturesque and awe-inspiring landscapes of Hong Kong Global Geopark of China are adopted as the theme of the 2014 Hong Kong Definitive Stamps. The Geopark consists of two Regions and eight Geo-Areas. At this scientifically significant Geopark, you can get close to breathtaking geological wonders at the tip of South China. Through this set of definitive stamps, Hongkong Post wishes to promote earth science and raise public awareness of the natural environment.
Hong Kong is equally kind to birds of all feathers, offering food and shelter and breeding ground to residents and seasonal visitors as well as migrants in transit. The 2006 Hong Kong Definitive Stamps portray a cross-section of the wide spectrum of birds which enliven the city with the colours and music of Nature.

A "just because" card from the Netherlands

A promise to visit me from a friend here in Belgium
lets see when that happens. 

A holiday card from Spain,
the skirt is real fabric. 

King Felipe VI 

Ghibli! This card shows one of my favorite movies
from the Studio, Spirited Away, from Japan.

These are the front and back of the same card, 
also send from Japan, as a little extra. 
My favorite manga/anime ever, Cardcaptor Sakura,
with my favorite character Tomoyo!

Lots of wonderful Japanese stamps! 

This card came from Germany, through the 
"religious buildings" tag.

1200 years Münsterschwarzach Abbey, Benedictine abbey

woensdag 5 april 2017

Making greeting cards for Easter

I decided to try some Easter themed cards...
The results are not bad, I think? 

My ink dried out, that's why the letters
are a little weird looking. *sigh*

I am still alive! And here is some mail to prove it...

It's been ages, and I am sorry.
But here is an update from some of the wonderful mail 
I received.

The first comes from Japan,
as a thank you for a swap!
I sent this lady some extras which matched 
her interest after checking her
postcrossing profile and she was so happy, 
she sent me these wonderful things. 

This letter comes from a new pen-friend from
Korea. Lately I am addicted to playing Tsum Tsum,
so the paper and stickers were an extra good choise. 

And last but not least, another new pen-friend from 
Japan sent me this. The package on the right
contained a rice cracker with shrimp flavor, 
it was delicious. 

zondag 12 februari 2017

Some rare additions!

How lucky am I?! 
I can finally take Costa Rica AND Palau from my 
wanted list! 

Look at this beautiful card from 

I have also been spoiled by some of 
my Postcrossing friends! 
Two cards from a Postcrossing meeting,
plus very nice stamps

This stamp shows 
Crown Princess Elisabeth from Belgium
Issued 2016

Three pre-euro stamps, the one on the right is 
about the legend of St. Dimpna
and therefore related to my hometown Geel

zondag 29 januari 2017

Christmas mail 2016

We took down the Christmas cards today, 
so time for an update here! 
Just sit back and enjoy...

zaterdag 10 december 2016

Postcard party

This card comes from Bosnia and Herzegovina,
it wasn't send to me though, I got it as a souvenir,
isn't the bridge of Mostar pretty? 

This card comes from a Postcrossing meeting, 
never been to Garfunkels before...

This beauty is an official Postcrossing card,
I am so happy! 

And look at the cute stickers! 
It made me smile when I noticed the 
sender wrote the message in English,
while we are both Dutch speaking. I guess
it is a Postcrossing "disease". 

A Chinese official, I was holding it upside down first,
totally confused. When I figured out what was wrong,
I felt so silly.

I love this card from Finland
the fairy looks a bit mischievious though.
Forest mushrooms
set of 5, 2016

And more Postcrossing meeting cards!
This one came with special cancellations
from Malaysia

This card is so pretty! I love receiving 
churches from all over the world in my mailbox. 
This beauty comes from the Czech Republic
I couldn't find a decent English website about the
church, but I have found some information on 
the town Sumperk

This cute cat sticker is on the back 

And I got spoiled, the sender included a 
magnet from Praded

Although I don't really like ad cards, 
I liked finding this one in my mailbox.
It comes from a pen-friend in the UK to show
she was thinking of me. 

Great card made for the Postcrossing meeting 
in Deventer, the Netherlands

From a (pen-)friend in the Netherlands. 
The big circle has a 3D effect

The information I found about this card
was all in German, so I'll keep it simple:
This is the Abbey church Maria, St. Petrus & Paulus
in the abbey Ilbenstadt, Germany

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