Tuesday, 31 May 2011

tuesday treasures...


Sometimes I can't think of a treasure for Tuesdays, but the other day I found an old photo album that had my old swap cards in it. I used to love collecting swap cards. Those that had dogs, cats or horses were especially cherished. I used to dream of all the lovely dogs I would love to own and could only wish longingly for a pony!
Those days seem so long ago...
I thought I would share some pics of my cards. I did have many more but with time and a little sister many disappeared.






Astro boy was one of my favourites.

these two are very well worn.

well after all those pics....
May even have join a teddy bear's picnic this week...
Will reveal my additions to my hexie top later this week.
cheers
Marina

15 comments:

BubzRugz said...

Those are such fun.... I'm surprised you haven't traced those cute little drawings (eg little girl with the apple tree) for stitcheries.... such lovely cards... I don't think you see them like that anymore...
Hugz

Serenata said...

I think it is lovely that you have this wonderful collection from your childhood. Very special.

The Patch Craft said...

oh my god how I loved my swap cards wish I had kept mine. Going to the shops to pick the ones that took my fancy....... those were the days no computers for us.

Melody said...

How fabulous, what a great collection. Of course I adore all the animal ones but I must confess I was a bit of an Astro Boy fan too. Thanks so much for sharing today.

Mistea said...

Those are lovely treasures.
Certainly bring back fond memories for me. The last one was one of my most favourite as my family always had black and white cats.

Petal49 said...

These bring back so many memories! I'll have to have a look for mine.

teresa said...

So much fun collecting these cards... thanks for the wonderful memories your cards brought back to me. I loved collecting these and I think I've passed the card collecting genes onto the boys!!!

Unconventional Us said...

how lovely to have such wonderful memories to share x

Sheila said...

Great collection, love the dogs as well as the horses !

Aunty Bee said...

I loved collecting cards and scraps, what lovely memories.

rosie said...

My son used to love collecting cards too. We used to go on Sunday drives and he would spend his pocket money! He looks back fondly now too..

Michelle Ridgway said...

Hi Marina what lovely memories from your childhood and wonderful that you still have them to whisk you back down memory lane when you want. Great treasure.
Michelle

Elyte said...

I can't believe that you still have them! I am sure that I had those cats and some of the horses. They bring back very fond memories.

Micki said...

What a great collection! I can see that you love animals as I do.
Loved seeing it all!
Micki

Christine M said...

I've just popped over from Peg's blog. Those swap cards bring back lots of memories. I think I may still have my cards somewhere in a cupboard. Must look for them!