Thursday, June 28, 2012

Travelling envelope RR Special Theme Group~ National costumes

Today was awesome day. Then I got home, this envelope was waiting for me :) I mailed it on June 8th to Thailand. On June 14th it stared it's travel to Malaysia and now, 20 days later, my envelope is back home with fantastic stamps of traditional clothing. I'm so happy. Thank you so much photo313 (TH)  and gemeiliang (MY) for beautiful stamps, for filling the flight plan and for decorateing my envelope. It looks so awesome from front and back side. 
If you wonder why is a Barn Swallow among all these beautiful clothes - I had only one 35 cent stamp with  our folk costume so I saved it. Barn Swallow is our national bird, so it suits on my envelope very well :o)

Stamps from Malaysia, Estonia and Thailand

Back side of the envelope

Swap from China - horyuji

This card is very special :) It is sent by Duan from China. It arrived On Tuesday, June 26th. The card is special because of it's paper. It is made with Dongba Paper. It is traditional paper of Naxi People in South-West China. Thank you so much, Duan. I love the design of the card very much. How can't I - It's blue :o) Thank you also for pretty stamps.

Dongba Painting on Dongba's paper


RU-977122. Officialard #422

Here is my latest received official card. It was sent by Natasha from Russia. Card arrived on this week on Tuesday, June 26th. So many Kremlins on one card :) Actualy there is only two because on two stams are the same Kremlin as on card. I love then stamps match with card :) Thank you so much, Natasha. 

Moscow. Red Square


Swap from Russia - nanitka

In this post I'll share two fantastic cards. They was sent by Anna from Russia. Cards arrived June 22nd. First one shows amazing nature view from Upper Multa Lake. I love those mountains and this gorgeous waterfall and ofcourse this beautiful mountain lake. 
Second card is something I've seen on PostCrossing. Actually it was on my favorites wall. I thought it is selfmade card but it's not. It is so fantatsic card. Love those pretty bird stamps on it. Thank you so so much, Ann. You made me super happy with your cards. I love both cards so much and also stamps on the envelope.

Upper Multa Lake

Julya Yegorenkova "Birds on Stamps"


PH-38149. Official card #421

It has been so long sice I last updated my blog. So I try to make it done before I can't manege it any more :o)
This amazing card came from Philiphines and it arrived on June 12th after traveling 8969 km. It was sent by Hazel. It is perfect card for me. I love thous colorful sails and the card teach me something about the local culture. Thank you so much, Hazel, for sharing it ith me. Love this card and stamps too.

Mindanao - Vinta
The vinta iss a traditonal boat found in Mindanao. Locally known as lipa-lipa or sakayan, its assorted vertical colors represent the colorful culture and history of Muslim community.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

NL-1255183. Official card #420

One more card to share with you :o) It arrived on Friday, June 8th from the Netherlands. Irene sent it to me. She lived in UK before. The card is from that city. How wonderful place it looks. The stone building is actually a bridge... How cool is that :o) Love it. Thank you so much, Irene, for sending this card to me. Love it!

Pulteney Bridge. Bath, Avon, UK


UA-287045. Official card #419

It is so nice that younger kids are in PostCrossing :o) This beautiful card is sent by 9 y.o Ukrainian girl. She's going to be 10 in few days. Habby birthday, Vasilina! The card arrived on June 7th (I think. I wasn't home then but the card was on my mailbox before other card arrived on 8th). I love this view. The bridge looks lovely with its night lights. And the reflection of the clouds and lights on the water is amazing. Thank you so much, Vasilina, for fabulous card and fantastic stamps. Love them!

South Bridge, Kyiv, Ukraine
Photo: Oleg Zharii


DE-1398513. Official card #418

This card is sent by Kathi from Germany. It arrived on Monday, June 4th. The airport on the card seems to be quite big. I'm glad that Tallinn Airport is small. I tend to get lost in these places :o) This is very cool card. Thank you so much, Kathi. I like this card.

Stuttgart Airport, Germany


NL-1234970. Official card #417

I haven't uploaded any card for few weeks now. I don't have lots of them so I'll better share them before they start to pile on :)
This superb card arrived on Tuesday, May 29th, from the Netherlands. It was sent by Bianca. I really love this sea theme card. It's so fantastic! Bianca added some very cool airmail stickers to the back of the card. You can see only one of them in here. Thank you so much, Bianca. Love this card!



Sunday, May 27, 2012

Swap from Poland

Marlena from Poland saw this Collie card in my favorites and asked to swap with me. I am so very happy to finally get this card. I had a similar dog. He wasn't pure breed Collie but he had a same personality. He left this life too early due to terrible accident. He was only 7 y.o. I miss him so much. This is old card. Well maybe old is too much to say 'cause it is printed on the same year I was born :o)
Envelope with her cards arrived on Friday, May 25th. Collie card was only one I certainly wanted, others two are selected y Marlena. She did an excellent  job. They both are gorgeous. I also love the sentiment on blue card. Marlena was so kind and translated for me :o) I love this delicious looking stamp too. Can't wait until raspberries are ready to eat :o) Thank you so so much, Marlena for this awesome swap. You made me very happy! 

Collie

"Thanks to friendship, I become more peaceful, thanks to peace - friendlier"

Chancza, Poland


Swap from Croatia

Silvan from Croatia asked to swap a card with me. I happily accept 'cause I'm slightly obsessed from this country right now. I'm planning my trip to Croatia for several months now but with no success. I still keep hoping. With every card from Croatia, I want to go there more and more.  Silvan also sent me their coin. Now I have a little 'seed' for my trip :o) Just joking, I'll keep this coin with my card :o) He also added a lovely stamp from New Zealand. Thank you so much, Silvan, for gorgeous card and everything. Love it!

Zlatni Rat, Croatia




NO-62544. Offical card #416

On 24th May arrived a card from Germany with a Norway ID code. It is sent by Jörg who travelling right now. I'm really happy that he sent a card witch shows Norway. It's such a beautiful country and I don't have too many cards from there :o) Thank you, Jörg, so much for awesome card. Love it!



TH-104668. Official card #415

Something really awesome arrived on May 23rd - a fabulous card from Thailand. I love the evening colors on the card and the bridge looks so awesome with its tall tower in the middle. The ship is really cool too :o) And what an amazing stamps it came...The hole lenght of the card was full of stamps and they all are so fab. On the smallest stamp is a Thai phrase "Suk-sam -wan-kerd" whish means Happy Birthday. Thank you so so much, Nina. You made my day! Love everything about your card.
Rama VIII Bridge Bangkok Thailand


TW-554516. Official card #414

I have one more card from May 21st to share with you. It comes from Taiwan and shows very lovely looking hotel. I like the shape of this house and all this greenery and pound around it. Looks like a cozy place to stay. Thank you so much, Tuan-Lan, for very beautiful card. 

Shin Ming Shan Holiday Inn


JP-270657. Official card #413

Does this place really exists? Ooh, wow, it looks like a scene from some fantasy movie. Absolutely gorgeous! This waterfall seems to be huge. I love how trees grow next to it. It would be amazing to see this place with my own eyes. Thank you so much, Mikuni, for such a fabulous card. I also like the stamp. I'm so so happy. Monday, May 21st was a brilliant cards day :o)



Swap from Netherlands

Isn't it gorgeous?! I'd love to visit Netherlands in spring then all the fields are full of Tulips. It must be so awesome sight. Oksana from Netherlands sent it and it arrived May 21st. It's very gorgeous card and the heart shape cut-out is so cool. Thank you so much, Oksana, for fab swap. Love this card.



Swap from Poland

Marta from Poland asked to swap a card with me. I'm so happy about it :o) Tigers are my favorite wild animals. They look so adorable and soft :o) This card arrived on Monday, May 21st. Thank you so much, Marta, for superb card.



Monday, May 21, 2012

NL-1218562. Official card #412

Carla from Netherlands sent this lovely lime green greeting card. Isn't it cute It arrived on May 16th. I like the fresh and bright colors of this card. Maybe one day I use it as inspiration to make a handmade card :o) Thank you, Carla, very much for this pretty card.



Swap from Ukraine

On last week, May15th, I got fantastic envelope full of all kind of fabulous cards and stamps. Natali from Ukraine sent it to me. Ooh wow... What an amazing cards they are! I love all of them. I'd like to see the Black Sea and Crimea. Maybe I'm lucky enough to visit this place some day. Nataly added many beautiful stamps inside the envelope and some was pasted on the cards as well. I don't care to I get cards with or without envelope, but I do like if they are stamped. Even if they are stamped with old used stamps. Actually used stamps make it even more special :o) Thank you so so much, Natali, for such an awesome cards. Love them so much!

Sevastopol

Kerch. Ship-Rocks, Crimea

Crimea, The Swan's Nest

Sevastopol, Cape Fiolent, Crimea

The Raphael Hall, The Hermitage, Sankt-Peterburg


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cards from Canada

This week I have three more beautiful cards to share with you. They are sent from Canada by Karli. And they arrived Friday, May 11th. 
Oh boy, what a fabulous envelope it is and all these goodies inside. Fantastic! Seems that it has a rough journey but at least it arrived safely. I don't mind some wrinkles on the cards. It only shows how far it has travelled. 
Karli sent this amazing card with painting of Titanic. It looks like photo. I love paintings which look realistic. I'm stunned by skills of artists. This card is even more superb 'cause it shows ship and ocean and on the envelope is matching stamp. So awesome! Love it!

Titanic Maiden Voyage'
Original oil by E.D Walker
Titanic on her maiden, trans-Atlantic voyage in mid-ocean, heading for the New World,


With every card from Saskatchewan, Canada, I'm sure I want to visit it one day and see all this beauty with my own eyes. Isn't it gorgeous place. I love this tranquil water and reflection of the trees on it. Seems that any moment now the fish will jump off the water and catch the fly :)

Gem Lakes - Near Nipawin, SK
Image by Kymber Palidwar

And one more serene view. So magical! I love the colors and this lovely tree silhouette. Wait a few seconds and couple in love will row with their boat on the lake :) Stunning view!

Sunset in northern Saskatchewan, Canada

Karli kept surprising me. She is so sweet :o) Beside the marvelous stamps on envelope she added some extra stamps for me :o) On the stamp is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It's from the third edition of the Diamond Jubilee package. So majestic and blue :o) Gorgeous stamp!


 It's always confused me then people in movies tell: "give me a nickel", "It's a dime". What does it mean? Thanks to Karli, this mystery is solved :o) She sent Canada cents and also explanations on side. 25 cents is 'quarter', 10 cents is 'dime', 5 cents is 'nickel' and 1 cent is penny. 
Unfortunately I couldn't make a very good picture of these coins. They are so shiny. Like they are polished :o) These coins are with so beautiful design. I love that they all are different and shows something Canadian.
25 cents, 10 cents, 5 cents, 1 cent

 Thank you so so much, Karli. You keep surprising me every time :o) Do you have any idea how happy I am to know you. You are Super!!! I love all your card so much and stamps and these lovely stickers and absolutely everything! Thank you!