Sunday, 31 December 2017

424th and 425th Tag

Two cute kitty cards from the same FB group game, love them both! They're also both from the same sender, great way to save postage :P

Received: 30.11.2017

Freud knew what he was doing when it came to cats at least lol

Secret Santa :D

What a haul! This is everything I received for the Secret Santa I participated in on one of the FB groups. What a surprise :0

Received: 27.11.2017

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier


252. Juan Dong
"Plaza de Toros" Malaga

The Factory and Me(La factoria y yo), 1970 
Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Eduardo Arroyo or Luis Gordillo

I really love this card! The colours and the collage altogether just sell it for me. Definitely staying in my collection :D Unfortunately the card is not really clear as to who the painter is, thus I put the names I saw on the card, in the hopes that one of them is the actual artist.

The cute greeting card that came with everything else :D

One mini postcard

And another mini postcard

Some really cool stickers :0

Staaaaaaaaaaamps :D


Can't go wrong with sending me food lol Looks like a nice light snack to have with a beer (if that's beer that is.)

Received: 27.11.2017

Saint-Valentin, QC

Thank you for not letting me down this time Quebec! Got this card at the meet up in October and it was a good fit for this cancel. 

Received: 24.11.2017

It seems like they change their cancel every few years, which is nice!

Amisk, AB


Such a groovy beaver, I was hoping to get a cool beaver cancel to go along with it; but it was not meant to be. At least my card came back.

I also just realized that I had sent to Amisk before! We can officially say this one is no longer in use now!

Received: 24.11.2017

I even had a matching beaver stamp :/


Cat plays chess
Andre Skonieczny

A very cute cat card :) Then again when aren't cats cute? Now the big question is, who is winning? The cat or the photographer?!

Received: 24.11.2017


Ah yes, the neverending beauty of Finland and their lakes. And their lakes upon lakes, and more lakes. Wonder if they eventually ran out of names for all their lakes.

Received: 22.11.2017

I love this moomin stamp, so foreboding! 


Champaner Pavagadh Archeological Park is situated in Panchmahal district in Gujara, India. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 as a cultural site. There is a concentration of largely un-excavated archeological, historic, and living cultural heritage properties cradled in an impressive landscape which includes prehistoric (chalcolithic) sites, a hill fortress of an early Hindu capital, and remains of the 16th century capital of the state of Gujarat. Lila Gumbaz ki Masjid, Champaner is one of the 114 monuments forming part of the park. The Masjid, built on a high plinth, has a frontage with an arched entrance at the centre flanked by two lateral arches.
Photo: Arian Zwegers

So this is pretty cool, not only is this a card showing a UNESCO site but it's also a card made by India Post. I find it interesting to see the types of cards that Post offices make.

Received: 21.11.2017


Greetings from Italia! As usual, a lovely picture accompanies this card. I can't help but wonder which part of Italy this was taken in.

Received: 21.11.2017

Excellent choice of stamps too! I'm surprised stamps printed in the old currency are still usable.

St-Francois-de-la-Rieviere-du-Sud, QC

Jean-Baptiste Lagace, Madeleine of Vercheres (1921)

I guess Quebec just wants to make me sad :/ No luck yet again but at least now we know what is and isn't available for Quebec. Bright side!

Received: 21.11.2017

Love the gold foil on this stamp but also the artwork in general. Wish they would use more colourful images like this when they do their annual art stamps.

Nouvelle, QC

An extra card I got with my papersisters order :3 Since the year is nearly over and there's a fish on it, I sent it away to Nouvelle since someone received a postmark from there in June. Guess it expired in between or the Postmaster couldn't find it; whatever the case, no special cancel for me :(

Received: 20.11.2017


I can't really tell where the campus ends or starts, but if that green space belongs to the uni; that is one big uni 0_0

Received: 20.11.2017


"Wave Skull" Graphite & Digital, 44" Diameter, 2012

What a cool card from James Jean; certainly haven't seen this one before and I'm happy to at last! :0

Received: 20.11.2017


Wow! The Moscow metro map looks so complex; that's a lot of train lines to say the least. I find it interesting how most of these maps can find ways to look different even though they're all so similar in design at the same time.

Received: 17.11.2017

Friday, 29 December 2017

Weirdale, SK

Let's be fair; with a name like "Weirdale," did they think they wouldn't see anything odd in the mail? I wonder if anything weird actually goes down there...does Weirdale truly live up to its namesake or is it another humdrum Saskatchewan town? Truly a mystery :P

Received: 15.11.2017


What a colourful and cheerful card! Good job Taiwan on making marriage equality possible too! This is probably one of my favourite cards that I received from Taiwan.

Received: 10.11.2017


Another cute card! I really like this series of cards so far; the drawings are amazingly wholesome too. What I find interesting about map cards is also how a country interprets which landmass belongs to who (case in point, check out Taiwan there.)

Received: 08.11.2017


I'm wondering what's going on in this card? Are these hay bails in the making? Scarecrow embryos? Giant bird nests? What could they be?

Received: 08.11.2017