Wednesday, 19 August 2015

WOYWW 324 - some far away mail

Good morning everyone! And a happy Wednesday to you!

It's time to share our desks again. (If you don't know what I'm on about, visit our chief desk hopper Julia at stamping ground.)

My desk is full of birthday cards that shouldn't be revealed just yet, but I'm banking on the fact that the recipients won't be reading this blog. Anyway, what is visible are the insides of four birthday cards I'm making. Three of our kids have birthdays in August. The twins in England and my son in Italy. Plus my cousin in Holland. I'll show you the cards properly next week.

 In case you are wondering what the two cans of coconut milk are doing on my desk.... I use them as dumbels when I do my exercises. 

I had lots of interesting mail this week from faraway places. 

The lovely Patsy sent me this card from the Philipines. It has lots of yummy snacks on it. Patsy tells me she likes the halo-halo, the turon and the bibingka.

Then I got two more envelopes from the July envelope exchange:
This one was from a lady who lives on Vancouver Island by the ocean and often sees orcas swimming past. (She enclosed the card of the orcas).
This one came from the USA, but had nothing in it. It has beautiful calligraphy and special stamps. Very nice.

To finish here is a photo of my DH and I at the lake/reservoir where we camped last week. (More photos on yesterday's blog). 

Yes, the lake was really that colour... a deep turquoise. Beautiful.

That's it from me for today. This week I will try to visit everybody. It might not all be today but I will spread it out over the week.

Have a good week and see you soon,


  1. Hi Lisca, If i was just a bit more organized I would love to send and receive postcards from all over the world! Such a wonderful hobby! And really it makes a nice change from emails! I used to be an industrious letter writer with carbon copies of my letters so i know what I told to each of my friends! THAT is a gorgeous lake!!! Happy WOYWW! patsy

  2. Hi Lisca. What a great use for coconut milk :-) Fab postcards today.
    Annie x # 17

  3. I do a postcard(fabric) swap with a friend in the USA.It's great fun.Love the ones you have got. It's nice to get "real" mail isn't it?Love that lake. You look happy and relaxed.

  4. Hi Lisca, happy WOYWW... those are fabulous envelopes and what a cool idea to swap (I would put something inside though). I agree with Judy - love to receive real mail too. Enjoy your week Cheers RobynO#18

  5. Wow, you got lots of happy mail. Really fun to see your desk and that is the PERFECT use for coconut milk. Happy WOYWW from #2.

  6. Always nice to get happy mail! And then such lovely ones too!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #25

  7. Always enjoy your posts. the cards, stamps, envelopes are fun and I feel I lack in commenting as things have been so hurried. Things are getting back to normal here...grandkids start school next week, garden is almost done producing, so I can plan clothes for our trip to visit my son in D.C. in a few weeks. I am soooooooooo excited. 2 yrs since we've been able to visit in real life !
    Always enjoy for the fun visits, have a lovely week

  8. What a beautiful place to live and to live in a cave house must be amazing! Also lovely envelopes...Nice! Glenda #37

  9. Lovely pics of your mail swap and the pic of you with the water backdrop is stunning. have a lovely week.
    sandra de @38

  10. Hi Lisca, my, that lake is a glorious sight! The mail swaps are gorgeous, I love those old style stamps.How wonderful it would be to look out of your window, and see Orca's.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

  11. Even though I haven't joined in, I do so love your WOW posts.....looks like you're busy busy....& the envelopes look great. Best of all is the lake two look so relaxed!!!

  12. Hi Lisca. That water looks inviting. Lovely mail. I am just snooping around a bit today. No post. Peg R

  13. What a lovely lot of fun mail you got Lisca and WHAT a stunning photo of the lake, you both look so happy too :o) have a lovely week. Annie C #48

  14. Your envelopes reminded me of dear Eliza who passed the other month, she used to send such beautifully decorated ones. Ah well, happy post when it comes through the letterbox like that.
    Love the photo of you both and the lake is truly beautiful.
    Hugs, Neet 22 xx

  15. Ahh i thought you were going to tell us of some interesting thing that you use the coconut milk for in your craft, and I would have to go out and buy some :)Love the photo - the water looks wonderful. Have a great week. Soojay 23

  16. Lots of nice crafting happening on your desk today. It is always fun to get great things in the mail and you've gotten some very nice mail lately and from all over! Judy #51

  17. Well its to our advantage that you have a busy August in terms of birthdays! Am super impressed that you 'do' the insides of your cards, I have to confess to just writing a little larger to fill the space!! My eyes fell on the time straight away, how exotic..I've been using baked beans! Beautiful shots from the reservoir, nothing like some shade and some water to make you enjoy the sun!

  18. :) I am grinning because, I think the only person on my card making list that looks at my blog is my mom and my friend at work so, everything I post is pretty safe too. Looks like you have been having fun. ~Stacy #52

  19. There do seem to be lots of birthdays this month and I too have been busy making cards. Like you I shall have to spread my visits out a bit as I have been at my mum's all day today so just catching up with a few though it is late here. Wishing you a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 23

  20. That's look a lovely busy desk and that water just doesn't look real!

  21. Beautiful photo of you and your hubby Lisca. Your desk looks busy.

  22. That's a happy pic of you and your DH! What a beautiful looks very hot :-)
    The postal swaps you're doing sound like great fun... I bet it keeps the postman amused!!
    Sorry this reply is so late, I've had visitors for three days!
    Hugs, LLJ xxxx

  23. That shot of your husband and you is beautiful. I'm sure your kids and cousin will be delighted to receive their handmade cards. Blessings, my friend!

  24. Hi, Lisca, thanks for popping over to visit. I love all your projects that involve sending art through the postal mail. I enjoy technology, but I feel a bit sad that so many people never send postal mail anymore. What a great bargain it is, how cheaply we can send mail to such far-flung places. Hope you're having a wonderful week. ~ Laura

  25. Lisca, Lovely photo of you with your hubby.

    I like the various items that have come to you via snail mail.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue 35.

  26. Ohh, that lake is lovely!!! I'd love to be there now! Such cool mail items, and I love all the craftyness going on the desk! Have a great weekend.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    -K #54

  27. Oh can I go camping with you next time. Like Kim I would like a stay there right now.
    Lovely envelopes there.

  28. Hi Lisca! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice message! I will look forward to seeing the birthday cards - the insides look intriguing! I love the Filipino postcard - my favorite would be the banana spring rolls for sure! Lindart #50

  29. Can't wait to see the cards. Love the photos! (Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful weekend)

  30. Hi there Lisca... some lovely mail indeed love the writing on the envelope but how curious it had nothing in it..
    What a beautiful lake indeed.. such a beautiful vibrant colour..
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #29

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  31. ooh a lovely busy desk and loved seeing your postcards too...especially you Ten Reasons for Fabric Stash mad me laugh!

    Thanks for visiting my desk already

  32. Great seeing a photo of you and your hubby, and that is a beautiful color of blue! Great seeing all the wonderful mail and the different stamps. Many thanks for stopping by my desk earlier. Diane 44

  33. Thanks for your visit earlier, my hand is much better now.
    Love all your stamps, and postcards.
    have a good week
    Bishopsmate #48