Friday, 13 January 2012

Postcard Challenge

I'm running a little late but have finally made a start on Darcy's fab postcard challenge
the idea is to create two characters who will visit different countries each week for a year (prompted by Darcy) and send each other postcards of their adventures.  I made myself a book to hold my card collection following the YouTube clip from Kerri that appears on Darcy's blog.  I covered the book with an old plastic post bag and Washi Tape around the edges  
 My characters Gloria Able and Jayne Good have been best mates for a lifetime and would normally do everything together however, owing to circumstances beyond their control they've set off on this world tour on their own. All of the events take place before the age of internet and iphones and the gals will keep track of each other via their itineries. 

Week 1- Austria:   Jayne Good (19) is a fun-loving gal but rather more sensible and level-headed than Gloria. 
 She's just arrived for a wellness week at 'The Abstaining Austrian' only to find herself snowed in and trapped in the hotel.  
With little else to do, she fashions a postcard for Gloria out of an old envelope and decorates it with a paper snowflake using the sewing kit in her room.
  Quite when she's going to beable to leave is anyone's guess...

 Week 2:  Gloria (18) the slightly more 'wayward' of the two gals and has joined a Contiki bus tour in Spain. She has a tough partying schedule ahead of her but is confident she can go the distance,
 this girl is ready to rock...

  I plan to decorate the pages of my folder at some stage but I still haven't decided what to do yet.
Check out the Linkys on Darcy's Blog to catch up with all the players, this is a fun challenge to follow!

40 comments:

Joanna said...

Oh your postcards are going to be fun, I can tell that right away :o) What with their 'chocolatey goodness' and all!

So glad you're joining in.

The storage book is FAB!

x

Lulabelle said...

Love you postcards! gun to have them so different!

Sandra Hoogland said...

Running late? You already have a book! I'm going to check out that link...
Love your characters! They remind me of when I was young and we kept a diary all Summer for our friends. Once back home there would be slumberparties to read each others happenings and be all in on it again! :)

debbi taylor said...

your cards are great and like I have you have managed to catch up! x

Tammy Freiborg said...

very unique postcards!!! And great book cover!

Darcy said...

wow you caught up quick lol both cards are great, love that you didnt use traditional rectangle cards. Great stuff.

would love to add you into the main master list in my sidebar, what name should i use? Alice,Camilla or Margaret lol

Jen said...

What fun cards, brilliant.
Jen x

Doone said...

oh goodness me - 'tis fatal to get involved in the north.south spanish football debates - worse than Derby v Notts Forest.

love your cards,

dx

Linda said...

Your story is going to be publishable! Can't wait to read of their adventures!

Jamie Lynn said...

fun fun'age

Lynette (NZ) said...

Your turn to tempt! ;-) This looks like so much fun.

Oxana said...

Great postcards and book cover!!!
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs from Norway

Gina said...

Love the unusual cards you've made..so different :D XXX

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Great idea to use a sealed envelope. Wonder what else you will come up with :)

WrightStuff said...

Well you had the perfect excuse for being late - snowed in!!

Parts of Switzerland are snowed in this week so it's not that far from the truth!

Jenxo said...

ahhh its making sense, now...i saw two other charachters on another blog[who were nuns} but had no idea what it was about....its such afunny and clever idea and i love yours... the cover is wonderful and i look forward to reading more of their adventures...

lorig said...

Snowed in with nothing but chocolaty goodness, oh my! And a Jersey postcard from the adventurous. This is going to be a fun storyline to follow.

Halle said...

YEAH!! You caved! Welcome!!! Love what you've done so far. I'm still working on my book idea. I know it should have pockets of some sort.

Dagmar said...

Oh how much fun will that be..have your read the books about Griffin and Sabine..by Nic Bantock...they are wonderful stories with letter to each other..I have the whole series..
BTW..love your new header..charming!
Xox

Musicalscrapper said...

WEll late or not glad you joined in - WHat fun two young girls in party mode!!

Rach said...

I love that your card is not the normal rectangle.

miniroses said...

The character contrast is super and the different approach to the postcards is fun.

Kimber said...

What fun postcards! And I'm really liking your characters - will be a joy to follow them along and see what they are up to!

Hannah said...

Love your postcards! That looks and sounds like so much fun, and your book is amazing!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Talk about INVENTIVE. I considered doing this project, then changed my mind because I thought I had to draw pictures. I may just join after seeing what you made. You thought outside the box and I so appreciate that.

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Margaret this sounds like a fun and wonderful challenge, love you postcards and the book to store them in, very creatively made.
Hugs Anni

~*~Patty S said...

how fun it will be to follow your two ladies on their escapades!

they are off to a romping start!
oxo

My Heart Exposed said...

brilliant, love you book and your cards :)

Cynthia said...

Fabulous postcards. So fun and creative ideas. Wonder how long the lockdown will be. Looking forward to more.

NatashaMay said...

That's a great postcard. Love the shape. :)

BadPenny said...

This is such fun ! What a lovely idea & I like your folder. What fun the girls will have !

Tracey said...

Your book is taking beautiful shape, love how your postcards are progressing xxx

Alisa Noble said...

What a fun and brilliant challenge!

Sunshineshelle said...

OMG These are sensational, love both & the 'shape' idea is a totally different approach, so inspired... pleased I dropped in :)

Catie Cuddles said...

What a fun pair of characters I'm looking forward to get to know more about. Great original ideas for the cards too!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

This looks like a lot of Fun!
Your book cover and postcards are wonderful and I look forward to reading more of what your gals get up too!...

Nathalie Thompson said...

You've got a great start! Love your story line already!!! I need to join this but WHEN?

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

criativo!

teri said...

What a fun story you are crafting. I'm anxious to see where it goes. I loved the video of the book, too, and though I made one that's slightly different, I'm planning to use that info for the future.

TopazPearleGirl said...

Love the jersey shaped postcard, great job!