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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Wish You Were Here

Hi and welcome to September. This year is going so quickly now, I'm sure I still have some things on my 'to do list' from May! The challenge this month at Country View Crafts has been chosen by the lovely Jennie, and it's Travel. Here's mine




 Do you remember when we used to send and receive postcards? It was the part of the holiday that I dreaded, I never knew what to put, and my writing just go bigger and bigger to fill the space lol. Nowadays it's just a quick text or phone call - sooo much better.
Of course if you received a post card it had to go on the fridge door for at least a week after the sender came home, so this is celebrating the Great British postcard!


I started by stamping some very old Tanda stamps onto glossy card, with black Stazon, and coloured with Tim's Distress Markers


I also found a sheet in my Tim Holtz  Menagerie stack, and cut a couple of these out.


Next I cut a piece of cork for my clipboard, and a clip with the TH mini clipboard die.



Then it was just a matter of sticking them down with push pins. I now had a cork board pinned to my stamping mat. Doh!

This was fun to make, I have so many old stamps that don't get used any more and it's such a shame, but I bet I'm not the only one.
I hope you join in with our challenge this month, there's the chance to win £20 to spend in the Country View Crafts shop.
Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking xx

16 comments:

  1. Fabulous idea! And a great way to use loads of neglected stamps on one make! I was thinking along the same lines for my Travel themed make...

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  2. A brilliant 'wish you were here' collection of postcard images, they look amazing all together on a board. xxx

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  3. Oh, this is really a wonderful idea, Sue! It reminds me on the times I stored all postcards like this =). ....and you are right, you are not the only one who has loads of unused stamps ;-)
    xxx Evelyn

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  4. Terrific idea for the theme and a great project.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. What a fun piece, great idea. Hugs, Valerie

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  6. What a fabulous interpretation of the travel theme Sue and what a wonderful way to showcase all those wonderful stamps. I love all the individual postcards and your idea for displaying them is wonderful. Jennie x

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  7. What a fun piece Sue...and such a cool idea...great to see all those lovely stamps! xx

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  8. Ah I love this slice of nostalgia....I must be the only one that gets miffed if I don't receive a postcard then :)
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  9. What a fun reminder, Sue, of all the postcards I've sent and received over the years - well done!

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  10. Yeah, it's a fun board, and I think it was fun to make as well! Your board is like Pinterest, you pinned many pleasant images onto! Great idea and great project for the travel theme! Hugs

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  11. what a cool idea sue - love this to bits - I know what you mean about writing postcards! Hugs rachel x

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  12. Wow!!!! Wonderful and fun post!!
    Sandy xx

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  13. This is so much fun ! Love it !
    Corrie x

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  14. Love this - so great to see something a bit different - wonderful creativity and imagination xxx

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  15. Wow so much gorgeous in one place!! xxx

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