May Post Cards


I always look forward to iHanna’s Post Card Swap, I think this is the fourth I have been part of.

You make 10 postcards, Hanna gives you 10 addresses from around the world and then, when she fires the starting pistol, you send them off and await for 10 wonderful works of art to glide through your letter box. It’s magic!

I have used one of the collages done at the beach hut for mine this Spring Swap. You can see the start of it by clicking here. Gosh, that is about a year ago!

A large piece of card, approx  A1 size, gathered from the Dorset Scrapstore, gets covered with a fairly random assortment of pictures in a chosen colour theme – this time, yellow for Spring!1cv

Then I paint over it, and machine stitch (inspired by Tammy at Daisy Yellow – see link on the blogroll on the right).


I love the way the stitching looks on the reverse side


Greta, a recipient of one of the cards called this ‘sewed on gold’ – LOVE that!! Thank you Greta.

Then cut them into post card sizes


And add an edging


in this case a leaf design on sellotape


Ta dah!

10And off they go!

You can see links to other participants posts here – what a beautiful bountiful bunch of inspiration!


About Wild Daffodil

hoarder of creative goodies that will someday come in useful, enabler and supporter of creativity, lifelong knitter, artist and fabulous Granny!
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11 Responses to May Post Cards

  1. iHanna says:

    Thanks for sharing your pretty postcards Sandra, and joining the swap. I love the close up photos of your stitching. Awesome postcards, and the edge tape – very cool!


  2. Sarah says:

    These cards really feel like spring! You gave them lots of love, I can see, in all the detail and layers. Beautiful!


    • sandra dorey says:

      That is SO kind and just what I hoped to convey Spring and Love!!! Thanks Sarah – I just popped over to see yours too – love the strong messages and the blue colour theme – a treat!


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  4. Tina W. says:

    Your cards are very cool! The stitching really does add that extra dimension.


  5. Outi says:

    Your cards are so joyful and I love them. Also thanks a lot for sharing the process. It’s so inspiring following the process and you never know what ideas might pop up afterwards.
    Love, Outi


    • sandra dorey says:

      ooo – it is SO good to hear that you feel inspired and like my cards – I get so much inspiratio from blog-hopping, it feels marvellous to be able to pass it on – thank you so much for leaving your lovely comment – heartwarming!


  6. SueM says:

    Love this technique – thanks for sharing!


    • sandra dorey says:

      Thanks Sue, blog land is so great for finding inspiration isn’t it – I’d never have thought of it until I saw Tammy at Daisy Yellow’s blog. Thanks for dropping by.


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