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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Finished postcard

Hello there from Captain Pooh, taking a break from my guard duty to show you the postcard I paw made for our dear cub. She recently moved away, and we agreed to keep in touch in an arty way by decorating and sending each other postcards through the mail. I bought us both some plain postcards with the idea that we decorate them as we wish. When we've used a pack, we will somehow bind our makes into a little keepsake book each. We showed these blank postcards on our WOYWW desk last week, as we were about to decorate our first one.

Here's my first make

As we're missing our dear cub already, we thought we'd send her a bear hug.

We agreed to decorate both sides of the postcard and send them to each other in an envelope.

For the 'address' side of our postcard, I used Papermania stamps to represent a postage stamp that had been franked, and some alphabet stamps for our cub's name. As I had coloured the postcard with Walnut distress stain, the alphabet stamps didn't stand out well, so I used our white gel pen to make them pop. I used some Picket Fence distress stain around the edges of the postcard, to enable me to add some paw writing to the card.

By return post we received this lovely make from the cub, depicting her adventures in a new town.

We have ideas for our next make already.

With love from the bears.


  1. Hi Pooh, you bears never cease to amaze me with your skills. I love what you did with your card, we all need a bear hug. And what a fantastic idea to keep in touch like this by so called snail mail so that you have lovely keepsakes.

  2. Oh what a wonderful idea... the postcard exchange is already such a lovely thing to do, but then add in the plan to bind them into little books - gorgeous!! And two great cards to kick us off...
    Alison x

  3. Lovely. How wonderful to receive a bear hug in the post! Ali x

  4. What a wonderful idea. Fabulous to get hugs in the post instead of bills.


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