Friday, 26 October 2012

Postcard Travels with Roland Poland - Week 43 Finland

Roland Poland and Xui are visiting Helsinki for a trade fair and to round off their week, they head up country to do a spot of fishing.

He writes to his brother Malcolm,

Hi Malcolm,
Xui and me have been out in a boat on the water.
We started reminiscing how we first met, on the
Amazon river.
Remember how that fish bit me on the bum - well
Malcolm, I'm  still waiting for someone to kiss it better!

Here is his travel book for this week.

We have included views around Helsinki and sights from up country, elk and  the national animal of Finland, the brown bear.

This week's postcard is a landscape using stamps from A Stamp in the Hand and Stampscapes. It has been coloured with water colour markers.  Thank you for taking the time to visit us and I do hope you will follow the other travellers on our challenge (link in sidebar)

Friday, 19 October 2012

Postcard Travels with Roland Poland - Week 42 Russia

Roland Poland is in Moscow and has a lot of free time to trot about the capital whilst Xui is at a trade delegation.  He has heard about the Pussy Riot incident in the Cathedral and inevitably has gotten the wrong end of the stick!

He writes to his half brother Malcolm

Hi Malcolm,
Met up with Sergei, a Siberian Husky.  Great lad.
He cannot abide cats getting uppity either.  We
went to the cathedral to sort them out once and
for all but got chucked out by some nuns.
Where's the justice in that?

Here are the pages we made for his travel book.

The wonderfully  ornate domes on the churches, hand painted Easter eggs, Yuri Gagarin and a Russian Matroyshka doll all feature together with an illuminated early manuscript in the Cyrillic alphabet.

The postcard is made with  a paper punch, some textured card and a string of pearls. The sky has been sponged with ink.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you will follow the other travellers on this most interesting journey (see link in sidebar).

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Crafty Ann's Challenge #76 - Black/White and coloured topper

Thoroughly enjoyed making this card!  The backing paper is from Papermania Liquorice Sherbet Collection. The rose decoupage is a vintage scrap and the sentiment is from Anna Griffin.

Thank you for stopping by and do feel free to leave a comment - all are much appreciated.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

CD Sunday Challenge - Autumn Splendour

At last I have actually made a card!  The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady CD by Joanna Sheen inspired me this morning.  The backing papers and topper are all from the CD.  The stamped sentiment is from Stampin'Up.
Thank you for stopping by on this glorious autumn afternoon.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Postcard Travels with Roland Poland - Week 41 Scotland

Xui is on business in Aberdeen and Roland Poland heads north to the Moray Firth to visit his two cousins (through a friend of his father's), Heidi and Lottie, who stay at Redmoss.  He is joyful at being reunited with some of his family and being introduced to Finn, Whitney and Jeffrey.

He has a great weekend enjoying the outdoor pursuits and is sad to leave.

He writes to Malcolm,
Hi Malcolm,
Been to Redmoss to see Heidi and Lottie.
Great girls - they say Hi by the way.
Seen the dolphins and seals on the beach and I can
tell you the water is freezing.
No wonder Jeff and Whitney always wear thick woolly coats.
Finn is OK, but a wuss - a bit of a mammy's boy like you.
Got to go - rabbiting again.

Here are the pages we made in his travel book.

Robert Burns, the poet, the glorious scenery and the Moray Firth dolphins all feature together with traditional Scottish dancing and bagpipes.

The postcard uses a stamp by Stewart Gill together with a background of sponged inks.

Thanks for visiting and I do hope you enjoyed this rather long post.  Please do go and see what our other
travellers have been up to. (link in sidebar)

Friday, 5 October 2012

Postcard Travels with Roland Poland - Week 40 Portugal

Xui is visiting the port producing Douro Region of Portugal.  Roland Poland is enjoying the trip as he is getting plenty of exercise and fresh air.  He is feeling much better.

He writes to Malcolm, his brother

Hi Malcolm,
Do you remember when we used to go begging in 
Yates' Wine Lodge on market days, and the old women
used to give us crisps and port + lemon in an ashtray?
Well, this is where they make the port.  No lemonade
here to water it down!
Xui likes tawny, I prefer the ruby.
RP xx

Here is the travel page we made in his book.

The postcard is from a photograph from Graham's Port that I have texturised in Craft Artist 2.  I did think of buying a bottle of  LBV port and doing something clever with that but do not think that this week's postcard would ever have got published!

Have changed computers this week to a much more powerful one and also Windows 7 from XP so I have not had much time to be creative - so apologies for a quick card.

Thank you for stopping by and I do hope you will visit all the other trekkies on Darcy's Postcard Challenge (see sidebar for link).

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