[PAPER & DIGITAL CRAFTING GOAL: to create, to aspire, to design, to inspire and hopefully continue to reach new heights in this crafting hobby]
[NEEDLE CRAFTING GOAL: to create, to aspire, to design for gifts and give-aways of friends and loved ones]
[BAKING GOAL: to aspire, to indulge, bake and hopefully . . . learn to bake fondant & go full blast on this baking endeavour]

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tourism Card and Stamps I

Hi!

This time I would like to share some of Tourism postcards received and the postage stamps affixed on them:





Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My 6th Batch of 2015 CBLK Postcards

Hi!

I hate to say goodbye to postcard printing whether digital art and now digital photography, I just have to add a different color tone version of both Roses and Gumamela postcards I've printed.

Here they are:

digital photography art on a postcard
"Roses"
digitally photographed for Creo by Lady Katutz on February 25, 2015.
Postcard printed to commemorate and celebrate the end of CBLKD's Milestone Year 2014 Celebration.
Special thanks to Sunshine Inspired Designs.

 digital photography art on a postcard
"Hibiscus (Gumamela)"
digitally photographed for Creo by Lady Katutz on July 23, 2013.
Postcard printed to commemorate and celebrate the end of CBLKD's Milestone Year 2014 Celebration.
Special thanks to Sunshine Inspired Designs.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Maxicards Received - May 22, 2015

Hi!

Sharing photos of the remaining Maxicards received from a swap.
These were received May 22, 2015:

Bluten im Herbst
Tagetes patula
21 September 1982
(VEB Philatelie Wermsdorf)

Bluten im Herbst
Chrysanthemum - carinatum
21 September 1982
(VEB Philatelie Wermsdorf)

Bluten im Herbst
Anemone hupehensis
21 September 1982
(VEB Philatelie Wermsdorf)

Goldenen Worlf, seit 1976 Haus des Gastes und
Old picture postcard
11 September 1984


Sunday, May 24, 2015

"Very Merry: Bake Cookies" LO

Hi!

I've been looking into my stash for a few days now.
And decided to make use of the few scraps I have left of class kits from the past or previous years since year 2011.

I found and this time finished off the last bits of scraps from Pia Salem-Lopez' class in 2013 held at Treasured Memories before the company changed management.  The left materials are from October Afternoon Very Merry.

I was able to create one last LO (Christmas-themed) with the pieces and scraps left from the kit and from my stash of supplies:

SUPPLIES CREDITS:  October Afternoon; Nikki Sivils; Pop-A-Craft; Paper Secrets; Ranger; Schneider.


Friday, May 22, 2015

Parts of a Postcard by PHLpost

Hi, everyone!

When I was contemplating on printing my card designs into postcards, I thought of first joining Postcrossing.com to be able to send and likewise receive postcards as a learning experience for me.

And true enough, I learned in the due course of inspecting every postcard received and tourist postcards I've bought here in Manila, the necessary parts of a postcard.  Other than that the needed details I need to indicate on each back of a postcard design.

It took me a year I think before I was able to get to it.  But it wasn't the main purpose why I joined Postcrossing.com.  It was to enjoy in finding another hobby aside from scrapbooking (papercrafts and digital art).  It was really for the sheer fun of it and the learning experience that I would gain, as I'm won't of the opportunity, resources and companion of travelling on a yearly basis abroad or outside the country.

Each postcard was a window for me to see and view the world.  Other than regain my love of collecting postcards for each travel I took, it was also for the memories for each travel my dad took in my younger years with a postcard booklet for me as a souvenir upon returning home.

I would marvel at the colors, at the photography and the texture of each postcard.  And of course, on what it says at the back.


I would like to share with you a YouTube video link created by PHILpost or PHLpost, discussing the proper parts of a postcard.

by PHLpost


Here is another YouTube video link by Tom Blanc:

HOW TO CREATE A POSTCARD
by Tom Blanc


Happy Viewing!!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

MAP Cards n Stamps

Hi!

I would like to share one of the kinds of postcards that became collectibles for me last year.  These are MAP Cards.  I guess I bit the bug for craving for collectible postcards.  This post is about Map Cards.  I think I collected a handful of MAP Cards for 2 years this coming month of June 2015 . . . . but not all MAP postcards produced around the world.

It suddenly became a feat for me that now, I'd rather share the MAP Cards I've collected with significant postage stamps affixed at the back of the MAP postcards.

This is the 1st post about them and here they are:





Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Maxicards with Matching Postage Stamps

Hi!

Sharing a wonderful pair of Maxicards
received in May 2015: