Tuesday, 12 December 2017

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday12 Dec 2017 - T for Christmas cookies, card making, turtles and a tummy bug (Yuk)

Hello lovely people,
It's going to be a quickie today as I am still ill. I have had the mother of all tummy bugs for on and off two weeks. I'm not eating and I'm dehydrated and fed up! I have got pills which do help but I still can't eat much without feeling nauseous. Yuk.

I am sitting at my desk utterly exhausted but I will carry on and finish this post.
Here is my postcard which arrived this morning (I'm writing this late Monday night):
Yes, they are Christmas cookies. In German Weihnachtsplätzchen. Aren't they pretty? The sender of this card, called Lisa, writes that she has just spent the afternoon making a batch with her friend.
The stamp is beautiful too:
I love old trees. If only they could talk....

Ill though I was, I had to make some Christmas cards. I always send my sister one and for the first time I made a pop-up card. She doesn't usually read my blog so I can safely show you:

I had found some matching/coordinating papers and cards from an old Anna Griffin kit, but I had never done the pop-up bit. It turned out well I think:
There are three Christmas birthdays in our family, hence the birthday cards. People whos birthday falls on Christmas don't get many birthday cards, so I make a point of sending one:
Of course today is T-Day, so I will link up with Elizabeth and Bleubeard at Altered Book Lover. To do that I need something drink related. Lets see what i can find...

I love turtles and have a Pinterest turtle page. Here are a few images of turtle tea pots:
This one and the next are a bit similar:

This one has matching cups:
These majolica ones are nice too:
They are made by Minton if I am not mistaken.
And this is a cutie:
My favorite is the very first one. Which one do you like best?

That's it from me today.
Happy T-Day all of you,


  1. Oh poor thing-I do hope you feel much better real soon-stomach bugs are the worst! Your poinsettia pop up card is gorgeous. And i do adore the turtle pieces:) Happy T day!

  2. Well Lisca its hard to choose but i like the one with the shell on his back .. i like the bright colors i think.. I sure hope you get to feeling better soon... I'm so glad you had the strength to visit with us... That poinsettia card is gorgeous!! Just beautiful! Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  3. I know what you mean about Christmas birthdays not getting cards, that's one of my problems! Love all those fun tea-pots and cups, hard to choose a fave there. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  4. Yes, the Christmas cookies look very pretty! Your poinsettia pop up card is gorgeous! I like the last turtle teapot most.
    Happy T Day! Rike

  5. Sorry to hear you aren't feeling great Lisca. But your cards came out great. Nice pop up one. And I also like those turtles. They make cool teapots. :) Hope you are back on your feet soon. Happy T day. Erika

  6. I was saddened to read you were still sick. It's been too long and being dehydrated can be a problem with these types of stomach bugs. Please get better soon and drink lots of water.

    Love the postcard. Now I want cookies, too.

    Those teapots are adorable. I like them all, as I know how much you love turtles. I can't possibly decide which, because that would be like asking which of my cats I liked better (grin).

    Thanks for sharing these with us for T this Tuesday.

  7. Sorry to hear you are so unwell, I hope you are feeling much better soon! Those cookies on the postcard look amazing and I love the postage stamp, I wonder what the old tree would tell us if it could talk 😀. The poinsettia pop up card that you created is amazing, you did such a beautiful job! I enjoyed seeing the fun turtle teapots too. Sending you get well wishes and happiness this T Day! J 😊

  8. So sorry you are not feeling well-hugs to you. The cookies are so beautiful on the postcard-I love to bake but have never been good with the decorating at all
    Your pop up card turned out beautiful-I have not tried to make one of those yet. and wow I really loved seeing all of those turtle tea pots-they made me smile loved them Happy tuesday Kathy

  9. What an awful time of year to be sick :( I hope you're well soon! That pop-up card is gorgeous! I like the teapot with matching cups best, because those cups! What fun it would be serving tea with that set :) Happy T Tuesday

  10. I do hope you will be feeling better soon, look after yourself.
    The cards you made look fantastic, the pop up card is a great design.
    Its hard to choose a favourite teapot, but i think maybe the second one would be my choice.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  11. So Sorry to hear that you are ill. Stomach bugs are never fun. Your card is so lovely for your sister. The dimension is a winner! And I love that first turtle teapot with the cups. So pretty!
    Happy Tea Day,

  12. Sorry to hear you're still ill, Lisca :-( Being dehydrated can be dangerous. Take good care of yourself. Your pop-up card is terrific! You did a great job. I relate to the Christmas birthday issue, as my birthday in Christmas Eve. It bothered me as a child, but as an adult having a Christmas birthday makes the day extra special.

    Your turtle tea pot pictures are charming. I think I like the first one best as well. I love the dull glazed finish.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  13. Sorry you're feeling under the weather. Your pop-up card turned out great. The turtle teapots are all so cute. It's hard to pick a favorite. Happy T Day! Hope you feel better soon.

  14. Oh! That cookie postcard ……wonderful! I love the card you made! The turtle pots are fabulous - they could ALMOST make me into a tea drinker! LOL! Sorry to be so late for T! Yesterday was a little hectic! Belated Happy T Day! Chrisx