Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Recent letters


From Louise in Sweden


From Katie in Germany

Holiday shopping

So I wanted to post another video or some photos of me making pages of my 196 postcards project scrapbook but I forgot I was going away until this Wednesday so those posts are coming soon!

I only got 2 letters before I went away but I have brought them with me so I thought I'd take the opportunity to go shopping for more stationery things!


I bought some more little stickers (I love stickers <3) Some with strawberries, some with gifts and some which say happy birthday.

I also got some gel pens and markers which reminded me of when I was a child, I wonder if the gel pens will last more than about 5 seconds this time!

This is only a little update, I hope to have more exciting things ready soon!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Shopping trip!

I had the day off today so I decided to go shopping (and then make a video tutorial haha).


I actually went to hobbycraft today just looking for one of those date stamps... and they only had one with the date in the American format (MM/DD/YYYY) and I have nothing against the Americans for doing that but you know, I really could not bring myself to buy something which had the date the wrong way around ;). Anyway after the stamp disappointment I ended up attempting to purchase the whole shop (as usual) and I spent £40 but actually got some quite cute stuff!


Firstly I got this blank scrapbook for the postcard project which was only £9.99 which I was pretty impressed with. It's got quite a lot of pages inside which will be good for 196 postcards!


Then there was this reduced birthday card making set and I thought I had to have that! I am the worst person in the world for remembering peoples birthdays and I need to buy a special pen pal birthday calender or something because I feel super rude always forgetting haha


I got this mini letter stamps which are so cute! And then two ink pads. I mainly got the ink pads for my chinese stamp (which i will probably post in another post) I love that stamp but the ink for it is so traditional and it just goes all over me and the letters and it never dries so I thought getting a new one may be best!


These were only £3 each and I thought they would make lovely gifts (but I'm going to keep them for myself, who am I kidding? haha) They had loads of different fonts, I'm actually really tempted to go back and buy them all!



Lastly I got these card decorations. They were cheap misfits really, ones that had fallen out of other sets etc. I thought they would be a nice addition to letters or to my scrap book or something so I bought them anyway.

And that's my most recent shopping trip! Dont forget to check out my video tutorial! There will be plenty more like it soon as I start creating the 196 postcard project scrapbook!


The 196 postcards project scrapbook tutorial video!

I made my first video tutorial! Woo! Let me know what you think of it and I am now taking any tutorial video requests so leave me a comment.




Monday, 12 August 2013

The around the world in 196 postcards project

Recently I wondered if anyone had ever collected a postcard from every country in the world and I thought it would be such a cool thing to do! So I am going to make a scrap book with 196 and fill one page with photos and a postcard of each country. And that's where you all come in!

I am looking for 1 postcard from every capital city of every country in the world (yes all 196 countries). 

So I am asking for people to volunteer to send me a postcard or photos of their country to appear in my scrapbook!

What will you get in return? If you leave me a return address I will send you another postcard with a letter thanking you in return!

And I will of course keep everyone updated as to how the project is going!

Want to get involved?

Email me @: Messagesfrombottles@gmail.com

Send me a question on Tumblr: http://messagesfrombottles.tumblr.com/

I'm hoping this will work! I'll post a list of all the 196 countries and their capitals shortly!

Saturday, 10 August 2013

The mysterious postcard from Belgium

Recently I received a postcard from an unknown person and it is, well, rather mysterious! So I thought I would post it on here to see if anyone recognises it as there was no name on it (or no name I could see at least).



If you recognise this as yours please let me know! If not just enjoy the postcard :)

Jessica xx