понедельник, 5 февраля 2018 г.

Pluk van de Petteflet by Fiep Westendorp

Postcard IDNL-4028393
Country: Netherlands

Tow-Truck Pluck is a children's book by Dutch writer Annie M.G. Schmidt. First published in 1971, it remains in print and is one of the most popular Dutch books for children, and the second most popular book by Schmidt (after Jip and Janneke). A radio drama based on the book was produced in 2002, and a movie in 2004. The cover of Pluk (all drawings are by Schmidt's regular illustrator, Fiep Westendorp) is used to illustrate the article about Schmidt on the website of the "Canon of the Netherlands," and Pluk got his own stamp in 1999.

By the way, about stamps. Here we have 2 new stamps:
 * 2003. Water in Netherlands 

* 2004. Queen Beatrix

воскресенье, 27 марта 2016 г.

Clouds by Klaus Ender

Postcard IDDE-4898609
Country: Germany

Dawns and sunsets are amazing time when we can see see clouds with incredible colours! Here we can envy photographers cause they know how to catch up this beauty.

The card contain a stamp from series 'The 100th Anniversary of the Möhnetalsperre Dam' issued in 2013: 

You must kiss him

Postcard IDUS-3802123
Country: USA

The card was sent to me prior St. Valentine's day and it was delivered to me in time. I like the quote on the card (hehe) and the colour scheme.

Also the card contains 2 stamps, both issued in 2015. One is from series 'From Me to You' and the second one is from series 'Butterflies - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail':

Tea time

Postcard IDRU-4361065
Country: Russia

The card was sent to me by Nastya. She shared one family tradition with me - to have a cup of tea with a lovely husband after hard working day. It's a nice tradition! We also follow this one + usually we watch some great series (or just speak with each other - sometimes) :)

Also the card contains 2 stamps. The first one is from series 'Word Stamp Exhibition "Saint-Peterburg-2007"' issued in 2007. And the second one is from series 'The 175th Anniversary of the World's First Postage Stamp - One Penny Black' issued in 2015:

Lithuanian post

Postcard IDLT-489356
Country: Lithuania

Lithuania is a bit special country for Belarusians and Vilnius is a bit special city. We need 3-4 hours to reach the city and walk in the old part of it. When I visited Vilnius I bought several postcards there, but sent them from Minsk. Next time I definetely should send some cards to my special friends from the city.
Hello from Vilnius! :)

Also the country changed their official money to euro last year. That's why I see the stamp from series 'Introduction of Euro' on the backside of the card :)

Books castle by Lena Gnedkova

Postcard IDRU-4360892
Country: Russia

The card is absolutelu awesome! I like colours, I like the idea books+castle.
I googled some info about painter, it's Lena Gnedkova from Volgograd. It will be so nice to receive other cards she painted.
As far as I understand the picture on the card is called 'The tower of histories'. Actually feel free to find other her works. They are worth it ;)


Postcard IDUS-3802122
Country: USA

This card is a great example how to draw butterflies. I think that I definetely should try to draw at least one of them. It will be nice lesson to improve my drawing skills :)
So yes, I really like the card :)

вторник, 23 февраля 2016 г.

Love without rules

Postcard IDUA-1393619
Country: Ukraine

Here is quite cute card, it's like an illustration to Madagascar movie :)
Also is discovered a new artist's name for me - Natalia Maroz.

Here is a quote from her website:

Reading and drawing have always been my passions and my particular love for poetry had a great impression on my work. I treat a line in a linocut as a line in a verse - both should be sharp and precise. Like a short piece of poetry can say more with less words than a long novel, a graphic image, laconic and powerful, can convey much "on a limited budget". Uniting strong concepts and expressive graphics, I create visual metaphors with multiple layers of meaning

понедельник, 22 февраля 2016 г.


Postcard IDDE-4903254
Country: Germany

Here is one more card with my favourite butterflies. I don't know the types of butterflies and so on, but I like their beauty. These both (especially top one) have great colours. Who knows maybe I'll try to draw it one day? :)

Also the card in addition to butterflies contains a stamps with flower issued in 2006:

воскресенье, 21 февраля 2016 г.

Jip & Janneke with an elefant and a camel

Postcard IDNL-3292476
Country: Netherlands

here is one more postcard with Jip and Janneke in addition to my small collection. All received card syou can check by the tag Jip%Janneke.

I receive such cards not so often, and each time I'm so happy to find them in my mailbox :)

Bulgarian cities

Postcard IDBG-74409
Country: Bulgaria

The postcard shows the most popular cities in Bulgaria. I also see here Nessebar - the city where me and my husband (actually we hadn't been married yet) spent our first vacation. That was so a great time in a wonderful city :)

Also the card contains a stamp from series 'Flora - Mushrooms' issued in 2014:

суббота, 20 февраля 2016 г.

The Imperial Palace, Vienna

Postcard IDAT-257048
Country: Austria

I visited Vienna in October, 2010. The city impressed me, so beautiful, soold and so modern at the same time. All these amazing Palaces, parks and so on. Everyone falls in love with Vienna when visits it :)

Hofburg Palace is the former imperial palace in the centre of Vienna. Part of the palace forms the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria. Built in the 13th century and expanded in the centuries since, the palace has housed some of the most powerful people in European and Austrian history, including monarchs of the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was the principal imperial winter residence, as Schönbrunn Palace was their summer residence.

Numerous architects have executed work at the Hofburg as it expanded, notably the Italian architect-engineer Filiberto Luchese (the Leopoldischiner Trakt), Lodovico Burnacini and Martino and Domenico Carlone, the Baroque architects Lukas von Hildebrandt and Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach (the Reichschancelry Wing and the Winter Riding School), Johann Fischer von Erlach (the library), and the architects of the grandiose Neue Burg built between 1881 and 1913.

Also the postcard contains nice stamp with macaron dessert, however I haven't found the info about the issue name and a year:

среда, 17 февраля 2016 г.

Prism Ultraviolet

Postcard IDDE-4898617
Country: Germany

To be honest I am not a bog fan of postcards with patterns, it is more for designers, however I like violet colour :)

Also I received a new German from series 'Numeral stamp':

and one more stamp that I have not found in classification:

вторник, 16 февраля 2016 г.

A bouquet of colours

Postcard IDNL-3294807
Country: Netherlands

Everyone can present a bouquet of flowers, but a bouquet of colours is someting a bit unusual! Especially for the person like me who learns drawing, its colours and materials :)