Monday, 29 December 2014

102nd DS

Season Greetings from my friend in Japan! There's something about the reindeer that I really like, must be the antlers. Antlers are awesome. 

Received: 22.12.2014

And a cute frog cancel :D


2nd Mystical Owl card :D 4 more to go! This one is the Druid, the idea of the "druid" always conjures up a wise but magical person. Really druids were people who held higher educational occupations such as doctor or lawyer in Celtic societies. I read up on this recently, didn't think it would come in handy now :P

Received: 22.12.2014

Ohhh new Ukrainian stamp for me (the red leaf)!

194th Tag

"Ovm Strata," Graphite & Digital, 4683 x 8332 PX, 2010. James Jean

More love from the "Taking out the trash x 4 NA tag." Here we have a lot of funky cards by the same artist, luckily I don't have any of these. It's just a matter of finding someone to send them to!

Received: 19.12.2014

"Viscera,"Ink on paper, 10" x 8", 2010

"Rust," Ink on paper, 10" x 8", 2010

"Cherubs (2)," Acrylic, oil & pastel on two canvases, 96" x 120", 2010

193rd Tag

Seasonal Flavours / Photo by Nina Panina 

I don't usually receive cards when I participate in the "20 Questions tag" but for once I did receive one which was nice. It's not my favourite tag but it's nice to do sometimes. Also this is a nice festive card too, I still don't get the association with oranges and Christmas though.

Received: 19.12.2014

Sunday, 28 December 2014

More surprises

Artwork inspired by the Berlin Wall Gallery, A Barrier That Could Block Information 
The Berlin Wall Gallery at Newseum tells the story of how news and information helped topple a closed and oppressive society and contains the largest display of unaltered portions of the original wall outside of Germany

This looks like it will be my last card from my friend living in Washington, quite an interesting piece of art. 

Received: 18.12.2014

Rudolph is relatively visible too! 

192nd Tag

Actually I'm quite different, but only rarely 

I think I found my new favourite tag :D This interesting Santa card came from the "Feminist Tag." Now we all know how Santa "relaxes" when it isn't Christmas! XD

Also the last sentence was very tricky to translate, it literally says "I come only so rarely for it" but it seems awkward. In the end I concluded that Santa has very little time to be "different" and went with "but only rarely" as the translation. 

Received: 17.12.2014


So this lovely man is a German comedian from Saarland and goes by the stage name: Elfriede Grimmelwiedisch (try saying that three times fast.) When I asked for cards that played with gender, this certainly was a good choice!

Received: 17.12.2014

101st DS

St. Nicholas Church. The Nave. 

The sender went to Italy not too long ago and sent me this card, I'm not sure if she had visited Bari but I do know she went to Rome. 

Received: 16.12.2014

Some extras, including a train ticket from Rome

Oh these penguins! XD Just an ad for the newest movie (I really like this layout.)

Christmas Greetings :)

Received a Christmas card from one of my friends in BC, she knows I'm such a bird lover :3 Seriously that cardinal is just lovely.

Received: 15.12.2014


Ah at last! A card from the "Mystical Owls" series from Photo Fabrique~ The "Necromancer" was one of the cards I wanted, so cool~! :D

Received: 15.12.2014


Władysław Podkowiński (1866-1895)
Frenzy (1894)
Oil on Canvas (310 x 275 cm)
National Museum - Krakow

Here we have an interesting painting for Poland, not quite sure why the horse is going crazy, but it explains the title of the painting though.

Received: 15.12.2014

Some extra stamps from Poland :D

100th DS

Horseshoe Bay

I didn't realize this would be #100! Very nice, but yes my first card from Bermuda arranged via swap with another Canadian postcrosser that went to visit. Lucky her getting away from all this winter!

Received: 15.12.2014


Common Loon (Gavia immer) 
The common loon is well known for its haunting and mournful call. It has been described as "the sound that more than any other typifies the wilderness." It is a powerful diver occasionally submerging to a depth of 200 feet under the surface. A dive will last no longer than 30 seconds, but it has been known to stay under as long as two or three minutes.

Ah the loon, if there isn't a more Canadian bird (well actually the Canadian Goose probably?) I say this because this bird is on our one dollar coin. 

Received: 15.12.2014

The Santa cancel came out rather nicely 

99th DS

My first DS from the Facebook group, I really love this card. It's very silly, and I would like to think it's Lolong in Crocodile Heaven XD 

Received: 15.12.2014

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

191st Tag

And here we have a moose from the "translation tag." Gotta love moose, especially if you're Canadian. It's like a rule, eh. XD

Received: 12.12.2014

This time I remembered the words! We have English to Spanish this time around.

190th Tag

Here is a card from the "photo you have taken yourself tag." This also happens to be the UNESCO site: Jiuzhaigou, which is a nature reserve. 

Received: 12.12.2014


A very international Christmas greeting card, looks like we have German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, and Swedish in the mix.

Received: 11.12.2014


Ah, there were so many snails and slugs in Berlin.  I experienced the unpleasantness of having stepped on one, yup not that great. Alberta is far too dry to have little guys like the one in the card running (ah they don't do much of that do they? XD) around.

Received: 10.12.2014

(Latvia can into space, and not Polen?) 


Greetings from Bielefeld

I learned recently about the "Bielefeld Conspiracy." In all fairness, aside from the sender, I don't know anyone from there, I have never been there and I don't know anyone who has been there XD I thought the name of this town seemed familiar when I received this card. 

Received: 10.12.2014


Oh Dallas, how you are so much like Alberta (geography wise.) When I landed there for my layover, it was like I never left Canada. The only difference was that American dollars were used and everything was indeed bigger XD

Received: 10.12.2014

Wow, that's a hellva creepy clown

98th DS

Another nice anime-themed card from Japan, it makes me wish I was at the beach too :/ And sadly the card must have got caught on something because I found it rolled up a bit. I had to hold it down to make a decent photo of it (see my fingers?)

Received: 09.12.2014

GRC: 3

The statue, at Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park Zoo, commemorates Lt. Colebourn and his love for animals, but one bear in particular. A real bear cub saved by Lt. Colebourn, went on to inspire one of the world's most famous and cherished children's characters. Named Winnie after Lt. Colebourn's hometown of Winnipeg, the cub was to have been returned to the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Due to the war, Winnie stayed in the London Zoo, where children's author A.A. Milen and E.H. Shepard were inspired by him and went on to create the cherished Winnie the Pooh stories. 

Well that was a lot of info, either way received this GRC card for the sender having a card sent to Kazakhstan with 951 users. 

Received: 09.12.2014