Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Postcards


Hello.............. Over the summer I took part in a postcard swap with some friends who also have chronic illnesses,  we all signed up to send five postcards over the Summer, to five different people. Such a good idea as there is nothing like a little bit of happy post to cheer a day up.

Plus it was the perfect opportunity to get a little crafty, I already had some postcards to colour and my first effort is at the top of this post.


Here are some of the cards I received over the summer months.  They say that postcards are dying out with so much instant tech these days, but I still think there is something rather lovely about them.


So that got me thinking how could I crochet a postcard ???? I thought about adding a pretty crocheted border to a card but in the end I opted to make up some little motifs I could add to a card.  

They were all a bit free style and crocheted from fine cotton.


I simply placed them onto the postcard and then started to doodle around them with silver pen.


Ta-Dah

One (sort of) crocheted postcard.


Lots more colouring went on to, for this card I used watercolour pencils, then went over them with a water wash.


Before finishing up with some glitter glue.......... (as you can never have too much sparkle!!)


The final card  I sent was one I bought in Southwold, I just couldn't resist these beach huts and the wonderful refection's in this photo's.  I hope you all had a great summer and perhaps received some postcards too, lets try and keep the tradition alive.

Happy Crafting

Clare xx

8 comments:

  1. I love those beach huts. Such gorgeous colors.
    And I also love Derwent Inktense pencils. They are pretty much all I use!

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  2. I really like the card with the beach huts, but I love your creative efforts even more. How ingenious to crochet a postcard! Were you able to post it like that or did you have to put it in an envelope? Thank you for sharing. I love to get postcards too!
    Blessings, Betsy

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  3. The did crochet postcard turned out great, well done. I especially like the different colours in the wool x

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    1. Stupid predictive text - that should say 'diy' crochet

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  4. I love the post cards Clare, I hope you are feeling better.
    Meredith

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  5. Beautiful postcards I particularly like the crochet one :) Southwold is so beautiful :)

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  6. I love the crocheted postcard! I have been colouring cards for letters and their envelopes too - I love doing it!

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  7. I spy one of mine. Love the crochet one you made.

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