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Saturday, 7 January 2012

My first post card......

This is the album I have created for my 52 postcards.

The front cover........


The back cover.......








Well I did it, I have finally finished my postcard for the first country in the Postcard Challenge 2012, the country being Austria. I have been so excited about taking part in the challenge and was a little worried about how my design would work, in the end I was pleased with the result and have had some lovely comments too. I researched a little about Austria and decided on the idea of the national flower of the country, which is the lovely little flower, "Edelweiss".





 The story behind the post cards is as follows.......

Yet another day fighting through the crowd of commuters at King Cross station just to try to get to her platform. Roisee was soaked through to the skin as she had forgotten her umbrella that morning. Her hair was stuck, not so nicely around her face, creating a very unusual style that not many people would admire and probably her mascara had also decided to make a lovely streaky trip down her face. What else could make her day go any worse, she dreaded to think. Walking wearily towards the timetable screen, she stood and sighed deeply, her train was delayed once again....."wonderful" she said under her breathe, what shall she do now? Well, it then happened, a split second later,  she was flat on her face, thinking "ouch" that hurt. Lay on the floor trying to work out how on earth she had got there, she heard a mans voice apologising over and over again  for something. She then realised she had been knocked to the floor by the stranger. Turning slightly and shifting her weight she looked up to try and see his face when a hand was plunged into hers, she instinctively took it,  to then feel herself being pulled to her feet. Roisee then gets chance to look at him properly and immediately senses she knows this man. A face she has seen before but having no idea where or when. The smiling man asks her if she is ok and she mumbles she thinks so, he still has hold of her hand and he is still smiling and also staring at her.  Still feeling as if she is in a trance or it was the effect of the fall, she gently removes her hand from his and tries to  straightens herself up and brushes the dust off her jacket. Again she notices, he is still staring at her intently.

Its then she notices all her precious belongings from her handbag are scattered over the concourse floor, with ever passing body stepping over them. The look of horror on her face is then recognised by the man as he then sees the scattered items too. They both bend to start to recover the items before any are stepped or damaged and gradually most things are returned to the safety of Roisee"s handbag, which was also now lay on the dirty, grimy floor. What a disaster of a day it had turned out to be, all she wanted to do now was to get on her train home, have a hot bath and forget the events of the day completely......

Due to the commotion of being knocked off her feet by a complete stranger, who seemed to smile a lot in her mind, Roisee never noticed or heard that her train had actually arrived at platform 8. The man asked her where was she travelling to, "Cheshunt", "isn't that your train?" he asked. She looked in horror, it was. She hastily thanked him for all his help and that it did not really matter that he knocked her over onto the floor. It will tomorrow, she thought as he knee was throbbing and her ankle was not holding up very much better, but she had to get home.

Reaching into her jacket pocket for her tickets, she tried the best she could to try and run for her train, she could not miss this one, she said "goodbye" and left the man to stand and watch her very gawky running technique. In a way he found it very amusing to watch her and then also a little sad. He wanted her to turn round to look at him just once so he could wave, not once had he taken his eyes off her all the time they had spent together, there was just something about her and he could not understand what it was....just something different. He watched as she stepped on the train and was gone.

Well, that was interesting, he thought as he turned to walk away, he kicked something which had been behind his briefcase. He looked and seen on the floor a black leather purse with a little dog on the front which matched perfectly to the one on the bag belonging to the lady. Neither of them had noticed it behind his briefcase as they had picked her belongings up, now she had no purse. Picking it up he wondered what to do for the best with it. Shall he hand it in to lost property or to a member of staff, but there was no guarantee she would ever get it returned. He hesitated for a little while and decided the best thing to do was for him to return it himself to her, in his mind it was a perfect plan......he would be able to see her again and hopefully find out more about the very intriguing lady who he knocked over at Kings Cross station......what a interesting day!

The story will continue.........

23 comments:

Diane said...

Is this your way of getting back at Mike for not letting you have the Radley bag you wanted?! :-)
Beautiful colours in your card and I like the ...iron hammmered paper is it?

Gina said...

Awesome start to your story Jackie :D Looking forward to the next installment :D XXX

cindyw said...

Love your postcard, can't wait to hear the next part of your story....you have me hooked.

Darcy said...

love your little flower Jackie, so delicate and pretty and wow what a fabulous introduction.

My Heart Exposed Yarns said...

beautiful postcard and art, cant wait to read how your story develops in the coming weeks :)

Cynthia said...

love your card and the Edelweiss flower. Fascinating storyline and looking forward to the next...

Joanna said...

Pretty card, perfect for the Austria theme.

Kerri Love said...

Love how detailed your story is, and my story also features a train ride ;) nothing so dramatic as this though

Kimber said...

Your book looks great. And I really like the flower on your pc. What an intriguing story you have built, will be fun to hear what happens next!

Esther said...

Beautiful flower and a mysterious meeting..great start ! Esther x

lorig said...

What an interesting start to the story. I love the journal cover!

Maz said...

Fabulous postcard - love that you've managed to include a Radley bag in your story!

Tracey said...

Oooo Jackie your book and card are both fantastic, what a great start to the challenge, cant wait to see what you have in store for this week xxx

Eveline said...

Oohhh, not only do we get a card, but a story, too! You spoil us!

jerseytjej said...

There is great writing accompanying these wonderful cards! I am usually desperate for English books during the winter...Hoping for more, more MORE!

NatashaMay said...

I love the album and postcard is gorgeous!! :)

Janet said...

Ooooh, can't wait for the next instalment! Beautiful album.

Janet xx

Jen said...

Late joining in so playing catch up, great story line. Like the art work.
Jen x

Jackie Humphreys said...

Thank you every one for your lovely comments. They mean so much to me and give me the encouragement to carry on with the story. I know its difficult to get round all the blogs in the challenge, but in time I am sure we will all do it. Enjoy and see you all next time.....

Sandra Hoogland said...

Oh, I love your book! ♥ Still haven't figured out how I want mine so I am a little jealous here... :)
And I love you have an entire story going on! Yay! Looking forward to the next chapter!
I'm going to follow you, really don't want to miss a chapter... :)

Margaret said...

Love your book, great cover!! really pretty Austrian car too! M

Halle said...

Love your book covers!

Leialoha said...

The album covers are FABulous...I so love the colors, aged, distressed look of the world maps...looking forward to more of the story. Aloha.

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