Friday, 2 November 2018

A Postcard A Day - Friday 2 Nov 2018 - Friday Smiles

Hello friends, 
Sorry I am late in joining you this morning. Normally I prepare my blog on Thursday night but I needed to make some cards that had to be posted last night. A birthday card for my grandson in Italy, and sadly two sympathy cards. So I spent all night making those. 
 I found this frog pop-up on the internet and copied it by hand. Then I cut the large 4 and continued the theme there. I hope he likes it.
 These are the two sympathy cards:

And I also made a birthday card for my daughter-in-law. I don't think she reads my blog, so here it is:
As you can see I am not an accomplished or arty, trendy card maker. I make cards because I can't buy them here. Out of necessity really.

My week has been busy. We are moving from downstairs to upstairs as the weather has definitely turned. It goes from warm and sunny to positively icy winter! This was the view from our house the other day (not my photo, but the same view):
Snow on the hills. (4000 ft).
We have no heating in the downstairs flat so now we are toasty and warm with a woodburner and an almond shell burner.

Also I have my nice big cooker and oven upstairs, and am happy as larry cooking nice things in my kitchen. I found a recipe for meatballs with gravy, trying to emulate the Ikea meatballs in a low fat way. (we are trying to lose weight). This is the result:
They were delicious. The recipe is from Slimming Eats, a blog that I follow. This is the link if you are interested.

I have no postcards to show you, but here are a few Spanish stamps that were for sale last week. 
 We pay 1,35 eur for post within Europe.
 The C tarif is for the rest of the world and at the moment costs me 1,45 eur.
 The B tarif is the Europe tarif, see above. The stamp below with the bridge on it is very unusual in that the white bit is cut out. And it is very large so I have to put the stamp on before I start writing otherwise the will be no room left.
I will be linking up with Annie's Friday Smile at A Stitch In Time and with Virginia at Rocking Your Week Friday. My smiles are at the end of  blogpost.

That is it from me this morning. Have a lovely weekend, and...

Keep smiling!



  1. I really love the cards you've made but am sorry you've had the need to make two sympathy cards. Your Spanish stamps are really lovely...I've not seen decorate stamps like that over here but I'm sure there must be if you know where to look.
    Your funny pics at the end are brilliant...right place at the right time eh?
    Annie x

  2. Great fun post today. Loving the cards and the stamps too. But your photos are brilliant. Have a lovely weekend, Angela xXx

  3. Gorgeous cards Lisca. Sorry 2 had to be sympathy cards though. And those statues really made me smile, especially that lady about to be spanked. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

  4. Ah I'm sorry that you had to do sympathy cards, always sad times, but your cards are lovely. The birthday cards are fabulous and I love the giant 4 one - so bright and happy!

    That is some view with snow covered hills in the distance, being able to move from you summer home to your winter home always sounds awesome. the meatballs look lush!

    I hope you are having a great weekend and hope the week ahead is filled with lots of positives.