Saturday, July 28, 2012

Postcard Production

My larger projects are all in the gathering the fabrics and supplies stages or just plain taking too long, so I've been in the postcard production mode. Ideas for them are coming to mind faster than I can create them.  But I love that cause I hate it when I run out of postcard ideas.

First off, where did the cards go from my last post? 



This Scrappy Swirl was mailed to my dear friend Carol, (mamacjt) as another thank you for sharing this fat eighth collection with me.  She said she wasn't tired of receiving my postcards. :-)
...and she loves button embellies!






The Bluebirds have also flown the coop.






Bluebird Postale  will be winging his way to Pamela Nees of Stitches In My Lap







Bluebird in the Garden will be winging his way to Caroll, West Michigan Quilter








Now, of course, Jacque (aka Snoodles) of Lily Pad Quilting has been playing along with my postcard giveaway, but I knew I was going to have to have a particular card design for her.  So I made Froggie.
Are you familiar with her little green mischievous assistant, Padsworth?

I sometimes make a card that I just can't send away.  So it looks like this Red Daisy card is for me.
Another style of art that I absolutely love and am quite fascinated with is Steampunk.  I'm trying to figure out ways to add a bit a steampunk to my postcards.  This is my first step start.  I went out into Man's workshop to scrounge around for the flower center.  The best I could surface with was this washer.  But, it's a start!  I've been to the craft store jewelry departments since and now have a supply of flower centers.

I have a couple of cards waiting to be mailed for private swaps, so can't show those yet.

As it turns out, I did not mail out this Scrappy Swirl after all.
So, if you'd like it to come to you, let me know!

Wishing us all a good mail day!
Annie

31 comments:

beaquilter said...

your cards are gorgeous!! love the padsworth one too

Lesley said...

Oh yes, I would love to receive one of your works of art...guess you already know that! They are all just adorable!

Patti Shanks said...

Your postcards are all so great. I don't blame you for keeping Red Daisy!

Pamela Nees said...

Thank you, thank you, Annie! Can't wait to see my little bluebird next week!! As always, your work is so unique~ I love it! He will be loved!

Just Carol said...

You are so good at this! I love them all and would, of course, love to see one show up at my house.

Cindy said...

Carol's post card looks like it was made just for her.

You can send me a post card any time...I love your stuff.

pinsandneedles said...

Oh how I would so enjoy one of your beautiful creations! Each one is wonderful!

Rachel said...

Awesome as usual! LOVE the flower center, LOL, hubby better watch his supplies, LOL!

waggonswest said...

I am going to be very interested in seeing where you go with the steampunk ideas. I've been fascinated by it as well, but I haven't seen a lot of steampunk quilts out there.

Ramona said...

If you want steampunk items - the best place is to go to a craft store that sells jewelry items. They would be the right size for little postcard quilts and they have that aged appearance that screams "STEAMPUNK"

Gill said...

I would love to receive a card!
Thank you and congratulations to all the lucky people who are going to receive one!!

Kwilty Pleasures said...

I would love to receive a post card. I have not made these in a long time,, but seeing yours may just be what the postman orderedt

ellen gets crafty said...

I love your postcards - what a delight if I received one in the mail.

sheila 77 said...

Yes, well kept, your red daisy card is lovely. Your cards are beautifully made and I like the little "Annie" logo. The collaged print background is intriguing.

tubakk said...

As you know, I love all your cards. I think I've sent you my adress. Or else I can Flickr-mail you. I would be the happiest girl in the world if I got a card from you!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Oh,my gosh! I'm so thrilled to be a winner of your blue bird in the garden post card. I can't wait to see it and I'll post about it too. Thank you so much! I love your work!

Marei said...

I would love it if Scrappy Swirl came to live with me as scrappy quilts are my forte. Thanks for the chance to win one of your gorgeous cards. mdmontalvo@yahoo.com

StitchinByTheLake said...

That frog is adorable! blessings, marlene

Judy D in WA said...

You do such amazing work! Love them all. :)

carol said...

Each one is cuter than the next. I'm so glad I'm you friend so that I get one!!! Thank you ever so much!

Michele said...

I sew agree with everyone...they are all wonderful. You truly have a talent with them. I hope one day to have one to call my own.

bohemiannie! art said...

You are so generous with your wonderful cards Annie. I love that you're sending cheer and beauty and love to all these lucky ladies! And...I made the comment on FLICKR about the daisy looking like a life saver...but I did see it as a flower first. They're all awesome.

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! I love your postcards. They just make me smile.
What can I trade with you for a postcard, or how do I get in the mix? I have tons of rubber stamping, embellishment type items. What would you like? Are you game? Just let me know, and I'll make a goodie bag for ya.

Take care and thanks so much for sharing. It makes my day.

Debbie

Be Be said...

I am not familiar with steam punk - will have to google it! I would keep the red daisy, too! It's so cute - love the binding. Would love for the scrappy swirl to come live with me. Thanks!

Grammasheri said...

Annie keep on inspiring us with your beautiful postcards. And if one finds its way to me, I will take very good care of it!

Snoodles said...

I love seeing all of your postcards, and I'm so proud to have mine! I just knew people were turning the same color as Padsworth, when they saw my froggie on my blog! LOL I love him!
So much fun to see the new stuff that you try! Hugs!

sydney airport transfers said...

I would love to receive a card from you. These are truly beautiful. The designs are unique and adorable.

Ruth said...

I love your postcards and I am going to try your method of binding. Thanks for the binding tutorial and for the tutorial on the tree skirt too.

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, I'd love to be the happy recipient of one. Doesn't matter the style. They're all beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

Debbie

Carla said...

All your cards are sew creative. Love them. I love your red daisy but I like padsworth too. Just all too cute.

byRaquel said...

Very cool this cards.