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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Back by popular demand… The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap!



It’s back! We had so much fun with the last Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap that we're going to do it again. Thank you to all of you who demanded a re-run!

Essentially, this is all about celebrating the deliciousness of fabric, paper, ink, paint, thread and all the other materials we love, by creating a stitched postcard, and then sending it to someone on the other side of the world – and receiving one in return. What’s not to like?

This time our theme is HOME. You can interpret this is any way you like.


It is great fun to do, and amazing to see how different people interpret the theme in different ways. Anyone can get involved, it’s free, and you don’t even need a sewing machine.

PLUS this year we have a special giveaway! Everyone who joins the swap will automatically be entered - see this post for details. You have to be in it to win it, so get signed up!


Here’s how it works:
1. Sign up by emailing your postal address and blog link (if you have one) to me at bethvnicholls at googlemail dot com.  You are very welcome to join, wherever in the world you live. Please also leave a comment below, and tell everyone you are joining in! The deadline for this is Friday October 29.

2. Add the Swap Image to your site, tell all your friends you are doing it and encourage them to sign up - the more the merrier!  (To do this, just save the top image above to your computer and upload it to your blog as a picture gadget, with a link to this page)

3. Create a lovely postcard using anything you want including a bit of sewing or hand stitching, with the theme 'HOME'. Use images, words, any kind of media. Go crazy! You have a fortnight from the sign-up deadline to do this, so by Friday November 12.

4. By this time I will have emailed you the address of someone else in the group to post your postcard too. Please post it within the following week.

5. By November 19 you should have received your handmade postcard from somewhere else in the world, bringing with it some stitched love to warm up your day

6. Take a photo of it and post it in the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap Flickr Group, and on your blog if you have one (You can join the group here)

7. A random selection of postcards and all blog links will be featured on the special Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap page, which will be archived, and I will do a big round up of all the lovely creations here at the end of November.

8. Check out everyone else's lovely creations, pat yourself on the back for your own and feel the kinship of being part of the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap!

Happy stitching!

Beth

66 comments:

  1. I'll be e-mailing later today with the particulars to get signed up for this - I'm LOVING the theme for this round!! =-)

    thankfully, i now have an account so i can finally join the group flickr site!

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  2. Yeah for the postcard swap!!! I will e-mail you later as well. Such fun!!!!

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  3. I'm in! Yay! What a GREAT theme too! :)

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  4. Me! I'm in. I loved the last postcard swap.

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  5. I will love to join in.... already thinking about what I will do! Thanks for hosting it!

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  6. Thanks for this opportunity - sounds like fun.

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  7. Ooooo. Can't wait to see what comes.

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  8. I'm going to join in again, I had a lot of fun the last time.

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  9. Count me in again Woot, Woot!!

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  10. Brilliant, count me in again. I loved the postcard I received last time, and loved making the one I sent :)

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  11. i believe i can make the deadlines. apologies in advance for belated blogging. the best things come to those who wait?

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  12. I am definitely in again!
    Thanks for taking up hosting duties!
    -Stella
    xo.

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  13. hooray! i cannot wait to get creating! thank you so much, beth, for hosting this :)

    xoxo, juliette

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  14. The timing is so perfect! I just finished a large project and I have sew much energy left over! I'll be signing up for this.
    Thank you for doing this again. I missed the first one.

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  15. such a great idea - can't wait to start sewing!

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  16. I've never participated in a swap before, this sounds like so much fun, definatly count me in:D yayyy:D

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  17. I'm in, Beth...missed last time and I have been watching for it this time. So excited!!!

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  18. absolutely i'm in! nothing is as nice as opening my mail box and seeing real mail!

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  19. I want to do it again please! sign me up!

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  20. yay! im emailing you...... yay! Ill just say that again, can you hear me - yay! xx

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  21. Oh What Fun! I LoVe real mail... especially the artsy postcard kind! I am all in! :) xoxo - Kim

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  22. How fun. We will for sure be participating.

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  23. oh beth...i LOVE that you are doing this again.
    i am in. it will be so much fun!

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  24. Count me in! I missed out last time but would love to be a part of it this time!

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  25. Hi!
    I'd love to participate in this. I like making cards and I already have an idea in my mind. So count me in!

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  26. WHEW! finally had a moment to add the new button and link to my blog, as well as sign-up! if you haven't received my sign-up e-mail, let me know!

    now i've got to make time to join the group...an artists work is never done! ;)

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  27. Hi I just sent you an email as I would like to join. Thank you!

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  28. should be fun!!! ive just emailed you too!

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  29. I always love mail art love!! happy creations from germany, tj

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  30. I so wish I could be part of this project, however I live in a small village in Indonesia that does not have a postal service. I will watch on with joy as the rest of you share the creative love. Perhaps next year.

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  31. Please count me in! Loved the last stitched postcard swap, too fun :)
    ~Molly P

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  32. JOINING IN ON THIS! THANKS! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  33. I found you via uberstitch...I'm in!

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  34. I'm joining this time, was sad I missed it last time!

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  35. This is a great idea! Love writing and receiving snail mail and yes, I can stitch :)

    Please count on me!

    xoxo

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  36. my comment...has disappeared...? I was saying: Would love to participate! love snail mail

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  37. Wooohooo! I found you via RuffHaven's blog, and I'd love to sign up for this, it's right up my street! I've sent you an e-mail and will add a button to my blog :) I can feel the creative juices bubbling already! LOL

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  38. oh yes I am definately up for this!

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  39. I'm joining in! Sounds beautiful...

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  40. I've just started making fabric postcards, and would love to take part in this swap. I'm away from home so will have to try and get into email to sign up before the deadline,

    Benta@SLIKstitches.co.uk

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  41. I'm in, looking forward to the fun.

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  42. Thanks for joining everyone, this is going to be FUN!!

    Dindi - please let me have your postal address. You can reach me at bethvnicholls at googlemail dot com

    Can't wait to see what you all create...

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  43. Hi Beth,
    I've almost left it too late to join in! But, I'd like to have a go this time, so count me in!
    Yippee.

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  44. This will be my first swap and it is so interesting and fun. Love connecting with other creative souls. Hope I am not too late.Here in PR is still October 29!

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  45. This is such a great idea! Sign me up!

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  46. I cant see my comment!! I'm in!!! I sent you my email and just publish this on my blog!!

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  47. I'm in if it's not too late!

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  48. I am in.. Please say I am NOT To late.
    Chris Wheeler
    SadieMaesAttic@aol.com

    www.chriswheelerquilts.com

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  49. Hi everyone, I just posted about my little creation on my blog...

    http://bijouswhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-great-big-postcard-swap-sweetie.html

    (www.bijouswhimsy.blogspot.com)

    and just added my photos to the flickr stream as well...

    ...sending my piece to the recipient in Michigan USA tommorow.

    Can't wait to get mine:D

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  50. Mailed mine today.

    Take a look.

    www.wickedpete.com

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  51. I've only just found you. I love the idea. Unfortunately I'm too late. I'll definitely be up for the next swap.

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