Friday, 2 March 2012

A postcard from Switzerland

I loved reading Heidi when I was a girl - there was something delightfully romantic about the notion of sleeping in a hayloft high on the alpine pastures and running around barefoot with the goats and a sweet boy called Peter!

Clearly Y has romantic notions. I think that secretly he was a bit put out by X and her Cuban dalliance last week - even though it came to nothing. I think we need to read between the lines on this card...

I was all set to draw a cuckoo clock this evening; but with our Welshman was feeling a bit pushed out of the nest after X's behaviour in Havana, I felt he didn't really need reminding, so we went with Heidi instead. Plus, knowing Y's sense of humour I have a feeling he chose this card just so he could include the opening line - given its Welsh connotations. (You may need to be a Brit of a certain age to appreciate the humour here!!)

This is Heidi in her Sunday best. We all know that she wouldn't stay looking this neat for long - see how her eyes are peering out the door and watching the sunlight dance on the edelweiss... She wants to be outside chasing goats.... and goatherds...!

The Postcard Challenge is run by delightful Darcy - back story here.


Also posting Paint Party Friday. Someone pour me something cool with bubbles... Did you know that carbon dioxide has a flavour? That's why we don't get fizzy milk.

52 comments:

  1. Great postcard! I loved reading Heidi when I was little too!

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  2. Great postcard.... Oh Heidi, was brill, loved the book and the programme... :)

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  3. Lovely card! Don't tell, but I still love reading Heidi!! Valerie

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  4. Fantastic post card- art and writing!

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  5. Wonderful card! Heidi is looking so lovely and happy. I loved reading Heidi too, and especially watching the tv films and series. I've passed "Heidiland", as the area where the book takes place is now called, many times on the way to the mountains. I'm very glad you chose Heidi instead of a cuckoo clock, as it isn't really Swiss, but rather a relatively new "import", mainly for tourists who somehow associate them with Switzerland. The clocks are actually from Germany, from the Black Forest. Happy PPF from Switzerland!

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  6. fab card, i love her dress

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  7. Sweet card...and loved your playing with words in your message!!

    Hugs,
    Abby

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  8. I love your Swiss Miss! She is very 'Heidi'!

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  9. Heidi is adorable and love the overall post card effect ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^

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  10. lol I didn't read Heidi I watched the movie ever time it came on'age.

    Beautiful card!

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  11. Oh she's fab! love your sketch, great colours you've used. M

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  12. I love watching this mystery correspondence unfold- wonderful!

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  13. Oh, Heidi looks so cute! I really love the little border you put around, it pulls the card 'together'. Well done! ♥

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  14. Brilliant drawing of Heidi! She is just as I imagined. Was one of my favourite books too. Great story.

    Janet xx

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  15. That's just gorgeous! :) I loved Heidi growing up. :)

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  16. A great postcard.a brilliant drawing of Heidi. I remember the opening line, showing my age...

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  17. B E A U T I F U L postcard!!! The colors are warm and cozy!

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  18. I always loved the story of Heidi, too. Cute postcard!

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  19. what a wonderful interpretation of Heidi. i loved her story, too!

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  20. gorgeous card, I love her lil cheeks, and the dress is so pretty.

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  21. Lovely card, brings back lots of childhood memories. A xx

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  22. Oh Heidi was a great favourite of mine, I remember eating bread & cheese for a week and nothing else after reading it for the first time! lol

    Lovely painting. xox

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  23. Very pretty image of Heidi...and yes I get it ...Heidi ho!!! :D XXX

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  24. Great play on words, so we all know what you were watching on the TV. Loving Heidi. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  25. Oh, you have brought back such fond memories with this lovely postcard. I loved Heidi when I was little, probably read it 20 times. Better than air conditioning when you were on summer break. I was desperate for a bed of fresh hay and a view of the stars from the loft.

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  26. too cute and wonderful for words... this ongoing story makes me chuckle and any post that mentions swiss chocolate and bubbles is going to get my attention... bubble on baby...xx

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  27. Heidi was definitely a childhood favourite! She looks like a charming and healthy mountain girl!

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  28. Oh - here's a glass of kir royale! (Is Kir from Switzerland?)

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  29. What a fun post card. I love Heidi when I was a girl! Happy PPF! Helen @ Natures Walk

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  30. So sweet...simply love your Heidi...adorable...and what's not to love about chocolate! aloha.

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  31. Love you Heidi, such cute expression! And thank you for being there when I return from my break ... you're a gem! :)

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  32. Very cool Heidi! Perfect in fact... Good work.

    Bx

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  33. I remember reading Heidi as a young girl and that was "many moons" ago :) I am sure I would love reading it again and your Heidi is charming. I love her! xxoo

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  34. Loved reading Heidi and watching a TV series when I was young. Love this postcard, too!

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  35. Yei knew someond do Heidi--Love the book and watched the movies LOTS of times.Great job.

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  36. o i loved that book and the movie too! love your heidi girl postcard!!! happy ppf!

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  37. A wonderful card. I still have my old, illustrated copy of Heidi. I loved it. Good luck to Y!

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  38. Awesome drawing of Heidi. So pleased you decided on her and not the cuckoo clock. It was my favourite book too, in my young days. Caz

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  39. Heidi is a great drawing. I would recognize her anywhere. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  40. A real memory stirrer. Love your postcard.
    Jen x

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  41. Love this drawing and Heidi's adorable cinnamon bun hairdo and rosy cheeks.

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  42. methinks this little lady is not half as innocent as she looks, great work,

    dx

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  43. Sweet and charming portrait of Heidi! <3

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  44. Awww... I still love Heidi!!!!!! Great job on your painting!
    Renee
    xoxo
    www.fussitup.blogspot.com

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  45. thanks for the memory!
    Charming heidi!

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  46. A lovely Heidi and that postcard is great. Like the written note and the way you designed the card.Nice work.

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  47. Fabulous drawing and painting. Loved Heidi and the freedom of living in the mountains

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  48. I loved to watch heidi when I was young :) wonderful postcard!

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