Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas Postcard Swap

I wanted to join in Sheila's fabric postcard swap.  But one of her rules is that the postcard front AND back are to be fabric.  Although I started my postcards way back in the beginning with fabric backs, I quickly came to prefer paper cardstock backs.


I find that a paper back is more accepting of creativity.  

I finally let Sheila know that I wasn't joining her swap because I'm too old to spend my time playing in a way that I didn't want to.

Sheila is so kind, she offered to swap with me herself.  She was also curious about my cardstock backs and would like to see one for herself.  Sheila received this JOY postcard from me.


And I received this beautifully stitched Dove postcard from Sheila.  The music is a great background for Sheila's beautifully appliquéd Christmas dove.  Thank you Sheila!


Ho Ho Ho
xxx
Annie

18 comments:

  1. Love your Joy post card. I can't imagine how one would be without the card backing. Anyway, Love it!

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  2. Both postcards are gorgeous! Merry Christmas, my friend!

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  3. Wow Annie - One of your very best post cards - this is really joyous and I am sure in person it is out of this world fabulous! Sheila has to be thrilled. I like what you said "I"m too old to spend my time playing in a way that I didn't want to." AMEN!
    As you can tell, I love the quilted postcard you sent Shelia!
    Sandy xx

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  4. (Different Sheila here)
    Yes, that's a great attitude - when we are old (haha!) we have not got the time to spend being bored. Fair enough for the challenge, rules are rules.
    You solved the conundrum in the nicest way possible. Your postcard is indeed joyous and would look terrific on anyone's mantelshelf over Christmas and over the rest of the year too.

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  5. Firstly you are NOT too old, you are a very cool young lady. Secondly I LOVE this....Christmas has never looked so good until the Queen of sewing adds her magic touch!!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  6. Lovely post cards. I agree, do what you want! Everything you make is gorgeous.

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  7. What a Joy this postcard is. I love the edging fabric , it looks like striped seaside rock in Christmas colours. Your cards always look so well thought out.
    Peaceful Festive season to you.

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  8. I love both of the postcards! Yep, I find myself saying once in awhile I am too old and don't have enough time left to do that.

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  9. Both cards are so beautiful! Such creativity. Glad you were able to swap with Sheila...you are both so talented!

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  10. Beautiful--and love the Nutcracker on the back!

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  11. A wonderful swap...without strict rules. Your postcards are delightful and I agree (from having created both backings) paper/cardstock is preferred. Joy to you dear..XO

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  12. Hi Annie! You never cease to amaze me with your fabric art! I really love both fantastic pieces. The Sheila's postacard is so beautiful too.
    Mar :)

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  13. Annie, I love your postcard! Red and Joy, what could be more perfect for a Christmas card. Sheila's card is also wonderful, nice that it worked out for the two of you to trade.

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  14. Two beautiful cards Annie. xx

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  15. Beautiful card. I'm sure Sheila loved it. Her dove is lovely.

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  16. I am so glad we sorted this swap out and you agreed to swap with me , the card is fantastic and you are more than welcome to swap with a card stock backing anytime you wish , I quite like it myself . I may borrow your picture of my card as I forgot to take one 😉

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  17. You are such a rebel! :) I love your postcard and am happy that you were able to make an exchange for another lovely design.

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