Mail a Smile


You may have noticed I am a bit obsessed with making my own art stamps. I have been looking to get some ready perforated paper for a few years and now I’ve found some!  So here is my first official sheet of stamps with my new paper 🙂


Out going Lovelies


Here a couple of letters I sent out a little while ago written on some of my favourite stationery, I just love it!
The first to Iryna in Belarus

and the second to Renee in USA.

I also sent off my postcards to Kat at Liberate Your Art, The deadline is not until march, but I missed it last year!

February #2 – International correspondence Letter Writing Month


More Letters for my Every day commitment. I’m finding it a challenge to think of someone every day but I’m still keeping up! I thought it might be more interesting to tell you who I sent to and why.

#6 Josephine in the Netherlands because she hasn’t been well & #7 Chloe a friend for just being lovely.

#8 Dennis & Pat (church friends) for just being lovely.

#9 Emily my cousins daughter at Uni, for encouragement & #10 My Auntie Glenda, just to say hello.

#11 Heather a friend locally who has been extremely poorly recently.

#12 Jeanne in the UK, the minister at our first church after we were married because of happy memories.

#13 Lisa who lives local, a friend who has ME, to make her smile, as I took this photo from the top of the church tower and the arrow points to where my house is!

And #14 Sarah, someone new in the US who is doing the same letter writing challenge as me.

I’m half way through the challenge now so keep watching 🙂

February – International Correspondence Letter Writing Month


As it says in my header, February is ‘International Correspondence Letter Writing Month’. To take part in this you commit to sending a letter, card or note to someone every day during the month. It’s not as expensive as it sounds, you can write local and hand deliver if you want. What a lovely challenge. I’m doing good so far!

1st & 2nd Feb.



and 5th 🙂

It’s nice to think of someone who won’t be expecting it! 🙂

Christmas Surprise


Here’s another thing I got through the post for Christmas, from my friend Susanne in Germany. This beautifully decorated story box with Christmas goodies inside.

The story was written on the outside and as I opened the box it continued on the inside.

What a charming thing to receive by mail, hard to photograph, but I did my best 🙂 Thanks Susanne!

Happy New Year!


Here are some cards I received from my lovely Mailmaker friends from far and wide. Some handmade and some carefully chosen 🙂 Thanks Susanne, Iryna, Antoni, Josephene, Nelleke, Yuka and Deborah 🙂

More in my Mail Box


In my mail box this week 🙂

A lovely holiday postcard from my mail friend Antoni, thanks Antoni for this lovely card, the Guggenheim is a fabulous building!

Postcrossing cards from Dasha in Belarus and Tugce in Turkey,

Moni in Germany and Igor in Russia.

I especially love the stamps from Russia!