Monday, January 23, 2006

Post Card Swap

Finished my cards for the Post Card Swap organised by My Little Mochi. So much fun. I really had a great time cutting, sticking and sewing. I kept it pretty simple but each card is different - but all black, red and white. To print the picture of the dog I photocopied an image from an old book, then cut it out, held it face down on the card and rubbed turpentine on it - peeled the paper back you the image appears on the card. I probably got high doing it! Next time I'm going to wait until it's not 41 degrees in the shade. Thanks again for organising it Myra.


Connie and Rob said...

Looks like so much fun! If you ever enter again please let me know. I would love to take part.

You did a great job.

Take care, Connie

sarah said...

these look gorgeous fran, well done...

mandy said...

They look cool, not heard of the terpentine tip, looks like it works really well!!

jackie said...

I'll have to get on the turps and give that a try. The cards turned out wonderfully.

It's unbearabley hot here too. I can't stand it.

Sofia Barao said...

One it's mine :) I received it thank you I love it it's so cute, the dog in the pocket made me laugh, so cute :)
It's funny I had already been here in your blog before and I saw the postcards, when I openned I knew it was yours :)
I'll post picture in my blog this weekend :)

Kate said...

Just popped by to say thank you for my doggie goodness, which I enjoyed very much. Happy New Year and lots of crafty inspiration to you, too. I'm laughing because I have just been over to thank La Fee for her card, and she's on here thanking you for yours, too. What fun this is! xxx

Wee Cottage said...

Whooooo Hoooooo! I got one too! I received mine this morning. Thank you - it's lovely. I will post in on my blog soon. Mine has a lovely red and white ribbon sewn on with a dog, and a happiness must of worked because I'm happy! Thanks!

ness said...

Thank you so much Fran, I received mine too! Just in time for Australia Day! Great technique, and wonderful card. Thank you so much again, you're very creative making them all different! happy New Year again!!!

debbie said...

I got my card today and I love it. Mine has a collie and a cleverly tucked in tag with best wishes. And on the address side the cutest little pink "thumbprint" doggies I've ever seen. Thank you so much, it's wonderful and I'm loving the turpintine trick.

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