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Saturday, 7 January 2012

On our travels with Darcy's postcard challenge

As soon as I heard about Darcy's Post Card challenge over at her blog Art and Sole, I was totally intrigued by the idea and had to play along. I love mail art so I couldn't resist, its a fantastic challenge that involved making a postcard each week for 52 weeks. I won't give you all the details, you can visit Darcy's blog and find out all about it, click the button in my sidebar for all the details. I haven't had much time for crafting but managed to make this quick postcard from our first country 'Austria'



My characters are Miss Rosemary Wilton, aged 17 and her sweetheart Mr Jonathon Baker aged 18. Their romance is set in the early part of the 20th century. The course of true love never runs smoothly and the young couple have been sent their separate ways by their parents in an attempt to end their budding romance. Their homes are in the same village in a quiet rural area of England and to avoid their parents finding out that they are communicating, they are both writing to Rosemary's older sister's address.  Rosemary is travelling with her Aunt Mabel and Jonathon has been sent on an extended trip with his older brother James.  Rosemary and James are hoping that they can engineer thing so that their paths cross and they can be reunited.
Ahhhh how sweet! Watch this space though as hopefully they may have some adventures along the way lol.

I've made a quick postcard using my new Winter distress inks and Clarity stamps create a snowy landscape that I  cut with nesties. I created the 'stamp' for the back with perforated postage paper and the same inks/stamps. Now I've just got to get myself organised and make a book to keep them all in :-)

Thanks for calling by, are you tempted to travel along with Darcy's challenge?
Hope you're haivng a good weekend so far. I've been a real lazy bones today in fact I'm sooooooo lazy we've cancelled going out this evening in favour of phoning the local chinese for a home delivery yum scrum!!
Claire xx






35 comments:

  1. HI Claire, long time no see :D Hope all is well with you.
    You know I love your artwork, and now I get to see your writing skills! Lovin teenage romance...such powerful emotions at work :d XXX

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  2. This postcard project sounds like lot of fun. Your card looks wonderful.

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  3. Lovely card Claire - I love Distress Inks and really want those new Winter ones. Don't blame you getting a takeaway - nom nom!

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  4. Gorgeous, love how you used the flag as the background and then used a shaped mat, makes it look like a window out to a snowy scene.

    I hope they get to meet up, true love shouldn't be kept apart.

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  5. I've never come across anything like this before - how utterly intriguing. I love your little story & look forward to seeing how love blossoms amidst the miles. I'm not surprised you were intrigued by this. Hmm- I remember seeing a postcard stamp somewhere.
    Enjoy the in-meal!
    Paula (PEP)
    Think I've got to make a start on my CB Alphatags.

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  6. Love the idea of this challenge, how did you come up with the story for your character, I am hopeless at that kind of thing, will be watching with intrigue though. Hugs Suzanne xx

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  7. This is gorgeous Claire,
    Beryl x

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  8. Love your post card Claire

    Jackie x

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  9. Love your matching scene and stamp!! And who doesn't love a budding romance? Looking forward to seeing more! Valerie

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  10. I think we are clearly all romantics at heart... so many budding love stories (my own possibly included... I haven't quite decided what direction it will go in yet!)

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  11. Hi Claire

    What a fabulous card (great postcard idea) - love the image and the colours - just great.

    Take care

    Hazel x

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  12. Great postcard! Thanks for the link, shall be joining in if I get my skates on.

    Janet xx

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  13. lovely lovely postcard,so glad you're joining in I'm a big softie for a bit of romance..Esther xx

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  14. Love it! Another love romance. :)

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  15. Love the clean, simplicity of your postcard. Intriguing love story wonder where it will go.

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  16. Sweet vintage style card and sweet vintage style storyline!

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  17. Love your postcard, ah! young sweet love. I know they will meet one day, but the adventures they are to eaxperience sounds interesting. I feel I am reading 20 + books, all at the same time. Caz

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  18. Love the idea of putting the flag colors in your postcard. It turned out great! I like your story too

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  19. love how you've done the cutout. gorgeous scene and the red stripes in the background just great. heartbreak and young love...

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  20. Aw, what a sweet story. Bet true love will win out in the end...guess we'll see. Love the wintry forest scene on the postcard. So nice!

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  21. Love your postcard! Can't wait to see what happens next!

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  22. Beautiful... I do love Clarity stamps! Lovely card. Looking forward to the next one!

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  23. Lovely postcard - let's hope their paths DO cross! x

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  24. In think this is the most awesome challenge. If I could play catch up, I would have loved to join in. Perhaps in 2013! Have a blast. Best, Yvonne

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  25. Gorgeous design, love the way you have weaved your story through history, cant wait to see what this week brings xxx

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  26. Just adorable Claire, another romantic wahoo, can't wait to see how the story starts to unfold and if they do meet up on their travels. Glad your on board because your postcards are just going to be amazing,

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  27. Oohh, young love, how romantic!

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  28. this is beautiful! I love the colours that you have used!

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  29. Gorgeous Claire, lovely romantic idea
    Trish xx

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  30. Late joining in so playing catch up, great story line. Like art work Claire.
    Jen x

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